May 4, 2016

The head of SBASE subways of Buenos Aires Juan Pablo Piccardo today told a radio station that fares will rise like the rest of the public transport to 7.50 pesos.

Recalde requests that the Senate transfer legislation to Lower House

President calls on Massa to vote against employment bill

President Mauricio Macri has asked his former rival and circumstantial ally Sergio Massa to rally his congressional troops against the labour emergency bill approved last week by the Senate, encouraging him to not vote along the lines of the “Kirchnerites” as he has denied once again that Argentina is facing a labour crisis.

Bonadío to preside over probe, which will also question máximo Kirchner

Investigation opened against CFK over Los Sauces Hotel

A probe has been opened against former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her son, national lawmaker Máximo Kirchner, for alleged embezzlement, the falsification of documents and the modifying of affidavits in the administration of the family-owned Los Sauces Hotel in Patagonia.

A potential new chapter in the legal fallout of the “Panama Papers” scandal was opened yesterday after Federal Judge Sebastián Casanello sent legal requests to judicial authorities in the Bahamas and Panama, asking for their cooperation with an investigation into President Mauricio Macri’s ties to offshore companies.

Energy Minister Juan José Aranguren, today justified the recent gasoline price hikes and assured that “if consumers consider this level of prices to be high comparing it with other expenses, they will stop consuming.”

By Federico Poore
Lawyer Marcelo Bermolén served as Buenos Aires City’s Political Reform director before becoming the head of Austral University’s Observatory on Institutional Quality. In this interview, he examines the impact the “Panama Papers” scandal has had so far on the administration of President Mauricio Macri.

Union leader Hugo Moyano today blasted President Mauricio Macri's remarks on Friday against a massive demonstration that paralysed almost all services.

INDIANAPOLIS — Texas Senator Ted Cruz abruptly ended his presidential campaign last night after losing heavily to Donald Trump in Indiana’s primary, a devastating defeat that left him with no viable path to the Republican nomination.

Serious charges dismissed against high-ranking police officers accused of corruption

Five high-ranking Córdoba province police officers, accused of having close ties to drug-trafficking gangs, were found guilty of minor offences yesterday and given prison sentences ranging from between one and six years — far lighter punishments than the jail terms requested by the prosecution.

Argentine farm exports rocketed 68 percent higher in the first quarter compared to the same 2015 period, thanks to new policies that prompted growers to sell stockpiles built up under the previous administration, the government said yesterday.

Troubled company confirms US$892-million agreement with Pampa Energía

Inflation hit 6.9 percent across April pushing the annual inflation rate to 40.2 percent according to consultancy firm Elypsis, which released new data yesterday pointing to mass price rises in various consumer goods over the last four weeks. The estimate prompted further concerns over the government’s central promise to curb rising prices.

President Mauricio Macri repeats the aim of his economic policies so often it has become a mantra: “zero poverty.”

The governors of some of the country’s largest provinces yesterday warned they are suffering severe financial difficulties and called on the national government to provide them with financial support to continue infrastructure projects as they inaugurated their regions’ legislative sessions.

After three-and-a-half years of hearings in the La Perla-Ribera trial, the prosecution has requested 44 prison sentences — 34 of which are life terms — for military and police officers accused of crimes against humanity committed during the last military dictatorship (1976-1983).

Key lawyer in ‘Vultures’ battle speaks

Pollack: ‘The holdouts funds created an existential threat’

Argentina’s celebrated US$16.5-billion return to international capital markets last week was the final leg of a tortured 14-year path from historic default to resolution through the United States court system.

Corruption and decency

Mempo Giardinelli

Corruption and decency

The return of a Fujimori

Patricio Navia

The return of a Fujimori

A comedy of errors

Andrés Federman

A comedy of errors

Tough times for progressives

James Neilson / As I See it

Tough times for progressives

State of the unions

Martín Gambarotta - News Editor

State of the unions

Carrió wins (for once)

Marcelo García

Carrió wins (for once)

By Nicolás Mayer

• World Trade

Argentine U-turn in Monsanto GMOs row

• On Sunday

Mounting problems

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