November 25, 2015

Marcos Peña, the campaign manager of president-elect Mauricio Macri and future cabinet chief, today announced the names of the cabinet members of the new government that will take office on December 10.

Joined by Buenos Aires province mayors, provincial governors and representatives of the Justicialist Party (PJ), Cristina Kirchner assumed the responsibility of conducting the opposition sector that will challenge the Mauricio Macri administration in the upcoming years.

María Eugenia Vidal, who won the elections in BA province back in October, met with outgoing governor Daniel Scioli to discuss the steps of the transition ahead of the December 10 swearing-in ceremony.

Buenos Aires province Cabinet Chief Alberto Pérez today considered the former presidential candidate for the ruling party Daniel Scioli "will play a leading role in politics in the next years.”

By Luciana Bertoia

Trials for dictatorship-era crimes will continue even after Cristina Kirchner leaves office, Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti confirmed at an event with media moguls and reporters.

• Impunity lobby rears its head

Almost two months after the official deadline, the Buenos Aires City government submitted a 2016 Budget bill to be considered by the Legislature, projecting a 26 percent inflation rate, a 26 percent hike for property tax and an average exchange rate at 12 pesos to the US dollar.

New gov’t rejects rumours

Soy duty relief denied

President-elect Mauricio Macri has denied speculation that his incoming administration plans to summarily suspend export duties on soybeans for 90 days, in what was billed as a move to increase the dwindling foreign currency reserves held by the Central Bank.

The Central Bank may soon start getting a significant influx of cash from grain exporters, who have increased their hoarding over the last few weeks with the expectation of higher profitability on the horizon.

Opposition members in Venezuela, Bolivia

Region’s right wing rejoices

Pope Francis flew into Kenya today at the start of an African tour during which he will address the continent's fast-growing Catholic congregation and seek to heal divisions between Christians and Muslims.

• Gays pressure Pope ahead of African tour

Islamic State claimed responsibility today for an attack on a Tunisian presidential guard bus, an official statement from the group said.

• Curfew and state of emergency imposed in Tunisia after bus bombing

Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria today to protect its jets operating there and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.

• Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border, Moscow denies airspace violation

Key players in the world’s finances are at their most optimistic in a long time regarding Argentina’s business possibilities following Mauricio Macri’s win in Sunday’s presidential runoff.

Wall Street held onto meager gains in subdued trading today, underpinned by healthcare and consumer stocks after a flood of data suggested the US economy was growing modestly.

French President Francois Hollande said today the United States and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic State militants after the deadly November 13 attacks in Paris.


Messi scores first goals after injury

By Jorge Andrades

The so called “blue” dollar was dropping 12 cents to 15.12 pesos, á reported. Yesterday, greenbacks in the informal market closed the session on the rise after climbing five cents.


Dollar (Official price) DOLLAR (Official price) $ 9,640 $ 9,690
Dollar Blue price) DOLLAR ("Blue" price) $ 14,97 $ 15,12
Euro EURO $ 10,610 $ 11,260
Pound POUND $ 14,576 $ 14,661
Merval MERVAL $ 12.849,580 $ -4,06
Dow Jones DOW JONES $ 17.813,390 $ 0,01
Bovespa BOVESPA $ 49.338,410 $ 0,47
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Ivan Briscoe

Postcards from Europe

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Daniel Politi

The incognito country

And then there’ll be one

Martín Gambarotta - News Editor

And then there’ll be one

‘I haven’t seen a more chaotic, braver country than Argentina’

By Luciana Ekdesman

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