President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived yesterday for the G20 summit unfolding here between today and tomorrow in a torrid Mexican summer.
Father’s Day sales rose by 1.8% compared with the same day last year, the Confederation for Medium-sized Businesses (CAME) said in a report today.
In statements today, the general secretary of the metal workers’ union (UOM) Antonio Caló underlined the importance of the CGT umbrella union maintaining independence from the Government.
Two men were killed in a car accident in the Greater Buenos Aires district of Avellaneda, police officials said.
Argentine Ambassador to Washington Jorge Argüello stated that the European financial crisis will be the main aspect of the upcoming G-20 summit and that within that context," Argentina will play a very important role based on the country’s experience."
Kirchnerite Senator Alberto Fernández assured that the Government ha no plans of carrying out a constitutional reform and said that speculation about the 2013 legislative elections is “obscene.”
The head of the Radical Party (UCR), Mario Barletta, said his party will not support a government’s constitutional reform plan “not even if they [Kirchnerites] swear by all religions and saints of the world that they won’t modify the presidential electoral system to validate a second re-election.”
Buenos Aires stocks were higher, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving up by 3.8 percent to 2,273.02 points. It has closed this week with a 3.4 percent increase.
Cash van carrier’s businessman said today that the public may endure ATM money shortages due to a strike of cash van drivers which started 7pm last night.
“Argentina has a promising future,” President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner told US executives during a lunch today at the Council of the Americas in New York.