Recalde requests that the Senate transfer legislation to Lower House
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
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.
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.
By Mariano Parada López
By Ignacio Portes
US Presidential race
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.
Likely to affect global food prices
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.
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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
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.
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