October 21, 2014

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Clarín files court challenge against AFSCA head Sabbatella

Media conglomerate Grupo Clarín today presented a formal legal challenge against the president of AFSCA media watchdog Martín Sabbatella, which was dismissed as ridiculous by the official as the dispute over a forced divestment of the company's multimedia assets continues.

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Tinelli honoured as City 'Illustrious Personality'

The City of Buenos Aires Legislature today distinguished television presenter, businessman and football director Marcelo Tinelli as an Illustrious Personality of Culture, honouring the showman in a ceremony packed with famous faces from the worlds of politics and entertainment.

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Gov't rejects claims that Procedural Code reform seeks to void corruption probes

Justice Secretary Julián Álvarez defended the government’s plan to reform the Procedural Code and he rejected as “terrible and farcical” claims of it being part of a strategy to void corruptions probes.

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Bank workers launch 24-hour strike for Wednesday

Private and Public banks in the country will be paralysed on Wednesday due to a nation-wide strike called by the union which represents employees in the sector with renewed demands to update the income tax floor.

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Blue-chip swap dollar soars 37 cents to 14.07 pesos; official rate climbs to 8.50 pesos

The US dollar closed one cent up at 8.50 pesos today in Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices. The blue-chip swap rate climbed 37 cents to 14.07 pesos.

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La Boca motorcycle thief arrested for 'resisting the authorities'

Gastón Aguirre, who found fame online and on local TV last month after he attempted to rob at gunpoint a Canadian tourist in La Boca while being filmed, has finally been arrested but not for anything related to robbery, he was accused of “resisting the authorities.”

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Police swoop Vicente López in search for missing businessman

Buenos Aires police officers were swooping railways in Vicente López today, looking for leads on the disappearance of businessman Damián Stefanini, who went missing last Friday.

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‘Int’l crisis has affected the performance of the economy’

Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the international economic crisis “has resulted in an economic slowdown” and praised the government’s efforts to maintain employment levels in an adverse context.

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Capitanich aims at AGN: ‘We need to diminish the value of its reports’

Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich blasted the National Audit Office (AGN) in response for a report that denounced the under-utilisation of the national budget for road work this year. He said the AGN is politically-oriented and aligned with opposition parties. “We need to diminish the value of this reports,” the official stated.

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