December 22, 2014

By Ignacio Portes

4G technology to surf the Web through mobile phones will be available in the country starting today, after Movistar activated its first bases for the service in downtown Buenos Aires.

• An ambitious, five-year plan

The ruling Victory Front (FpV) faces an uphill battle in the upcoming race in Buenos Aires City as it hasn’t won a election in the district since 2003. Last year, Kirchnerism only made third place, behind PRO and and Broa Front-UNEN.

The Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration yesterday defended the latest Cabinet reshuffle that brought Oscar Pa-rrili to lead the country’s Intelligence Secretariat (SI, former SIDE) and denied the move having something to do with controlling the Judiciary.

Used cars sales are set for a 12-percent drop this year, as November’s numbers released yesterday showed an 11.8 percent loss since January, while the head of the Automobile Commerce Chamber (CCA) stated he expected overall losses not above that figure by the end of the year.

Rising energy shares drove European equities higher today, while Greece's bourse also advanced after the country's prime minister offered yesterday to bring pro-European independents into the government.

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has offered to bring pro-European independents into the government and hold new elections in late 2015 if lawmakers back him to elect a new president.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the United States.

By Eric Weil

Soccer — CLub World Cup

A dignified defeat for San Lorenzo?

By Dan Edwards
Herald Staff

• Club World Cup still a hit outside Europe


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In praise of pragmatism

Andrés Federman

In praise of pragmatism

Same old story, River Plate?

Eric Weil / Sportsworld

Same old story, River Plate?

Dealing with Cuba

James Neilson / As I See it

Dealing with Cuba

• World Trade

Navigation Centre warns Resolution 1108 is affecting export cargoes

• On Sunday

Calling for a fresh start

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