March 29, 2015

By Luciana Bertoia

Roberto Carlés, the government nominee to replace Eugenio Zaffaroni at the Supreme Court, talks to the Herald. Carlés is seen as Pope Francis’ candidate due to his close links with the pontiff but he has also sought to demonstrate that he would be a different kind of justice than Zaffaroni was.

• ‘We should have included recidivism in the Penal Code draft’

The federal government said yesterday the country’s poverty rate stands at 14.9 percent, a figure that differs from the 4.7 percent rate last reported by INDEC statistics bureau in October 2013 and from opposition consultants that say poverty is above 25 percent.

San Isidro Federal Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado revealed she had been under surveillance after the mysterious death of her former husband, former AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, while she renewed criticism of Viviana Fein, the prosecutor in charge of investigating Nisman’s death. Sources close to Fein yesterday estimated her words were part of a strategy to take the case to a federal court.

Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said the suspension of Citibank Argentina will stay in place until the bank revokes its agreement not to appeal US Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling that interest payments on Argentina's restructured local law bonds could not be processed if the bank was allowed to make two one-off payments to help it exit its local custody business.

• BA province gov't expresses support for Kicillof

The head of the anti-government CTA splinter Pablo Micheli has threatened to launch a new 36-hour strike after Tuesday’s 24-hour walkout called by 22 transport unions to protest against the income tax scheme.

• No public transportation on Tuesday

An Air Canada flight crash landed in the east coast city of Halifax and went off the runway early today, local media reported, with the airline confirming 23 passengers and crew suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said.

• Crash co-pilot was psychiatric patient

Heavy storms have caused severe flooding in the North of Chile, killing 12 people, while other 20 remain missing, the government said. Coquimbo, Atacama and Antofagastas were among the most affected areas.


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