The investigation into the 1994 attack on the Argentine Jewish community centre (AMIA), took another turn today as judge Ariel Lijo, took the cause which accused Carlos Menem and former judge Juan José Galeano of perverting the course of justice in the case, to trial.
The Government ratified its trade policies before the World Trade Organization, and fired back to the US and EU criticisms of Argentine trade restrictions and assured "it will continue to decide on its trade policies in a sovereign manner."
Buenos Aires stocks were slightly higher, with the Merval benchmark stock index edging up by 0.9 percent to 2,683.99 points. The leading panel of stocks accumulated gains of 1.2 percent this month.
Teachers from different unions failed to reach an agreement with City Education Ministry over the suspension of the closing of 221 grades in public city schools, and proposed to go on strike on April 10, although the decision has to be previously approved in an Assembly.
The construction activity dropped 4.5 percent in February compared to the volume registered the same month last year, according to the Indec national statistics bureau.
The Judiciary ordered the Security Ministry to keep the Federal Police officers’ patrol in subway stations until April 8th. Judicial sources said the measure was ruled by a court following a lawsuit filed by SBASE Subterráneos de Buenos Aires, which claimed the National Government to guarantee the service security.
The US dollar stood at AR$4.35/AR$4.395 today, gaining half a cent from the previous price at the close business yesterday at Buenos Aires exchange houses.
National Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina, came out to comment on the City government's rejection of the subway transfer, and made it clear that the subway system "will be controlled by the City of Buenos Aires," and further stated that Mauricio Macri should "comply with the law and take responsibility of the service."
Heavy traffic was affecting all main city exits yesterday, as drivers began to head off to seaside resorts for the long weekend.
The Public Services Synthetic Index registered a 9.4 percent increase in February year-on-year, according to the Indec national statistics bureau.