Friday
May 6, 2016

A few hours after a controversial labour bill was submitted to the Lower House after being passed by the Senate, President Mauricio Macri called to “be careful of those who think it would be better if this government fails.”

Despite the national government’s forecast of a much better economic scenario in the second half of the year, credit rating agency Moody’s disagrees, saying yesterday the economy is set to shrink by 1.5 percent this year, followed by a growing unemployment and an inflation rate well above 30 percent.

An historic trial seeking justice for forced disappearances has finally made it to the courts, following a 38-year struggle for the truth.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Key lawyer in ‘Vultures’ battle speaks

Pollack: ‘The holdouts funds created an existential threat’

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.”

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

By Federico Poore
The Let’s Change (Cambiemos) administration has passed new rules for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in a move to open up the market to competition.

Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra flew to Washington DC yesterday in preparation for Organization of American States (OAS) meetings to discuss the ongoing political tensions in Venezuela, promising — as chair of the body’s Permanent Council — to address the “complex situation” there.

Elson Carrasco has called every one of his friends and colleagues in the construction industry over the past month as he looks for work. After 30 years on building sites, that is a lot of people — yet not one has been able to help.

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff said yesterday that a request by the country’s top prosecutor asking the Supreme Court to investigate her for alleged obstruction of justice was based on outright lies by a former Workers Party (PT) senator.

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.

soccer — libertadores cup

Defending champion River Plate eliminated





Donald Trump will be the Republican Party’s nominee for US president. The outspoken billionaire, real estate mogul and reality TV star became the last man standing in the often-contentious race for the Republican US presidential nod yesterday, after his sole remaining rival, John Kasich, ended his bid for the White House.







Out of this world

Michael Soltys / Senior Editor

Out of this world

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)

Flame lands in Brazil for 90-day relay

By Nicolás Mayer

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Argentine U-turn in Monsanto GMOs row

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