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28/07/2016 | 

Government admits more than 52,000 jobs were lost in 5 months

The country lost more than 50 thousand jobs in the private sector since President Mauricio Macri took office in December, until May of this year, the Labour Ministry reported today.

29/07/2016 | 

Macri, Peña Nieto vow to reach free trade deal

After signing 17 bilateral agreements, President Mauricio Macri and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto, agreed on the need of reaching “an agreement of absolute integration and free trade” between Argentina and Mexico.

26/07/2016 | 

INDEC says June trade surplus $126 million

The government posted a trade surplus of $126 million in June, the statistics office said on Tuesday.

18/07/2016 | 

22 years on, AMIA urges probe to be 'state priority'

Vice president first of AMIA Jewish community centre Ralph Thomas Saieg today urged the government to make the investigation into the 1994 terrorist attack a “state priority” and called for the judiciary to “exhaust all the steps” to take the responsible for the local connection to trial.

20/07/2016 |  22° anniversary of attack

AMIA: Judge requests extradition of former Iranian official

Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral submitted requests to Singapur and Malasia for the extradition of Alí Akbar Velayati, who was Iran’s Foreign Minister at the time of the 1994 AMIA deadly bombing in Buenos Aires.

14/07/2016 | 

Moyano’s exit from CGT postponed until its reunification

While it was widely expected that teamster leader Hugo Moyano would officially step down today as the CGT umbrella union boss, he announced early in the morning he would continue at his post until August 22 when union leaders are set to choose a new chief.

13/07/2016 | 

Macri asks Argentines for energy ‘austerity’

President Mauricio Macri today reiterated his call for Argentines to save on energy consumption. “The energy we use to live represents one less factory to be opened,” he said when heading the inauguration of a port terminal in the Southern city of Bahía Blanca, along with Buenos Aires Governor María Eugenia Vidal.

12/07/2016 | 

Government admits it didn’t expect 1,000% utility rate hikes

Amid growing controversy and hundreds of complaints from electricity and natural gas users, Economy Minister Alfonso Prat Gay today admitted the government never predicted rises of up to 1,000 percent to utility rates.

12/07/2016 | 

SC orders government to brief on utility hikes within 10 days

The Supreme Court today gave the Mauricio Macri’s administration 10 days to present reports on the utility hikes implemented recently to natural gas bills.

11/07/2016 | 

Government announces 400% cap on hikes to natural gas

Amid growing concern on the latest hikes on electricity and gas bills, which have prompted massive complaints, the government toay announced a 400 percent cap on recent hikes to natural gas bills.

09/07/2016 | 

Frigerio: 'We will review what has to be reviewed'

Interior Minister Rogelio Frigerio said the federal government was “worried” about the increase in public services tariffs which “causes anxiety” among the population but considered that current weather conditions had an impact on rates as well.

09/07/2016 | 

In Bicentenary message, Macri defends economic decisions saying Argentina walking down 'the right path'

In a speech before government official, provincial governors, members of the cabinet and foreign leaders such as Spain’s Emeritus King Juan Carlos, the president defended his administration’s economic policies and affirmed Argentina is walking down "the right path.”

08/07/2016 | 

Pope Francis sends message on Argentina's Bicentenary, calls to 'protect' the Patria Grande

Pope Francis congratulated Argentineans as the country readies to mark on Saturday its 200-year Independence, calling people here to “be close to those who suffer more” because “they are the most wounded sons of the homeland.”

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