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  • 21/11/2014 | Argentina

    CFK makes public phone call during Chaco rally

    During a government rally to inaugurate the extension of a factory in the Chaco province locality of Puerto Tirol, President Cristina Fernández held a telephone communication with Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, her first official public appearance since she was diagnosed with sigmoiditis weeks ago.

  • 18/11/2014 | Argentina

    Christmas food basket to be launched under price watch program

    The Precios Cuidados price watch program fueled by the federal government will be launching a food basket for Christmas, the cabinet chief has confirmed.

  • 21/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't denounces 'active coup' attempts by Judicial power

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has strongly questioned recent judicial raids at the Hotesur company owned by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner denouncing “systematic attacks” and “active coup” attempts by the Judicial branch against the federal government.

  • 07/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich confirms nomination of Zafffaroni's succesor

    In his daily briefing to the press at the government house, the head of ministers ratified the Executive power will be nominating Supreme Court Justice Raul Zafffaroni’s successor after December 31.

  • 14/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich downplays impact of holdouts dispute settlement

    Argentina has “multiple” development possibilities and its economic outlook is not strictly tied to an eventual deal that could be reached with vulture funds in January, the head of ministers said.

  • 15/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't to announce CFK's official comeback next week - Capitanich

    Next week the government would be announcing the date President Cristina Kirchner will resume her official duties, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed. The head of state had to be hospitalized for a week due to a sigmoiditis condition, currently remaining at the Olivos presidential residency.

  • 31/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Opposition is the Revoking Front'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has taken a harsher tone against the opposition accusing its leaders representing “the Revoking Front,” seeking to carry out what he called the “M Plan.” “They want to revoke everything this government has done.” he affirmed.

  • 01/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich monitors power companies' supply works

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has supervised renewal and extension works currently being carried out in the EDESUR power plant of Pérez Galdós located in Buenos Aires City to improve power supply.

  • 07/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Debt negotitations must be fair, legal'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has downplayed a new demand filed by the Bracebridge fund in a New York court, ratifying the government’s official position which is to negotiate with 100 percent of creditors.

  • 17/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't says UIA plans no end-of-year salary bonus

    UIA Industrial leaders have in view no salary bonus, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich stressed saying he personally spoke with the head of the organization Héctor Méndez yesterday, who denied the “sense” his statements were echoed with in the media.

  • 24/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says talking about looting is a 'defence of crime'

    In his daily message to the press, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich dismissed what he called “eventual perspectives” of looting, considering that talking about the issue was to make a “defence of crime.”

  • 24/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Why don't IDEA leaders identify new markets (instead of speculating)?'

    The head of ministers renewed the government’s criticism of the IDEA meeting bringing together Argentina’s top business leaders, questioning ironically the lack of “ideas” of its participants.

  • 06/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Opposition defends interests that are not those of the people'

    Following a meeting of pro-government groups that took place in the BA province capital city of La Plata, Capitanich was queried about the position of political leaders who have publicly suggested the Kirchner administration should pay vulture funds in full as demanded by US Judge Thomas Griesa.

  • 12/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says Barrionuevo's conflict statements 'rash,' calls for firm condemnation

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has considered chaos statements by anti-government union leader Luis Barrionuevo “rash,” urging judicial officials to launch an investigation on an alleged plan to destabilize the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration.

  • 19/09/2014 | Argentina

    'A country's confidence is not measured by the illegal dollar'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich renewed the government’s criticism of the so called “blue” dollar operations calling on savers to not lean towards the “illegal” market to get greenbacks.

  • 03/09/2014 | Argentina

    In Lower House address, Capitanich blasts 'concentrated economic groups'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has adressed the Lower House for the third time on the government’s administration of the country’s affairs. This time around, opposition blocs did stay at the House and listened to the head of ministers.

  • 04/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Méndez's dictatorship comments 'reckless'

    A lack of respect to democracy institutions, was how Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has considered statements by UIA’s head Héctor Méndez who compared ruling Victory Front (FpV) MPs’ voting to the dictatorship-era due obedience law.

  • 05/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Many' bondholders willing to accept new debt payment rules

    According to Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, “many” creditors are willing to accept a change in payment location to collect their money as an ongoing legal dispute with vulture funds continues to jeopardize the restructuring Argentina reached with 93 percent of bondholders back in 2005 and 2010.

  • 22/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't calls Congress to condemn Griesa's 'imperialist' statements

    Unfortunate, incorrect and imperialist was how Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich described statements by US District Court Thomas Griesa who had questioned Argentina’s debt swap project that involves paying bondholders through the country’s Central Bank.

  • 29/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Workers don't strike; this is the gov't that defends them the most'

    According to Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, Thursday’s general strike called by anti-government unions was only joined by 25 percent of Argentina's labour movement. It is the government that stands for workers’ interests, the head of ministers assured.

  • 03/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says G6 wants to 'govern' country, advises group to 'run in elections'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich responded to criticism by the G6 group of Argentina’s top business leaders who have fiercely opposed the government-sponsored anti-hoarding bill to be addressed by the Senate today.

  • 15/08/2014 | Argentina

    'No business leader should worry if doing things ok'

    The federal government has ratified its support of a new supply law that has stirred up criticism by the private sector with Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich saying the project aims at “penalizing” conducts that affect the “normal” functioning of trade activities.

  • 15/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't calls for 'transparency' in disclosing 'blue' dollar

    Addressing reporters at the government house, the cabinet chief urged media to publish informal dollar trends “regularly” as he demanded “transparent” disclosing methods.

  • 21/08/2014 | Argentina

    Business leaders react to beef exports restriction, call for gov't 'rationality'

    The federal government has moved to restrict beef exports for a 15-day period seeking to stem the rise of prices in the domestic market. The decision sparked criticism by business leaders in the sector with some voices saying the strategy will have “no positive effects.”

  • 01/08/2014 | Argentina

    'No favourable expectations due to Griesa's biased position'

    The government has low expectations of today’s new hearing called by US District Court Thomas Griesa with Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich saying the magistrate has proved a “biased” position in Argentina’s debt dispute with so called "vulture funds".

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich praises 'recognition' to Estela de Carlotto's 'struggle'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has praised what he called a “huge recognition” of Estela de Carlotto’s “struggle” in the finding of grandchildren that were abducted by the military during Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

  • 08/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't calls US to 'take responsibility' for Griesa's actions

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the government’s decision to take Argentina’s claims against the US judiciary to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague saying the Kirchnerite administration has expectations Washington “takes responsibility for its judicial branch.”

  • 22/07/2014 | Argentina

    Ahead of Wednesday's talks, CTA's Yasky voices need for tax reform

    As the pro-government CTA central of workers readies for a meeting tomorrow with Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, its secretary general Hugo Yasky said income tax and a debate on a "comprehensive" tax reform will be among the main issues the union will take to Wednesday’s round of talks.

  • 25/07/2014 | Argentina

    'If they had good faith, they would consider need for a stay'

    In his daily brief to the press, the cabinet chief accused vulture funds of acting in “bad faith” and called US Judge Thomas Griesa to allow "necessary negotiating time" in order to settle a 1.3 billion dollar dispute that continues to raise default fears in Argentina.

  • 26/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'Gov't will defend country's interests'

    Only a few days ahead of the July 30 deadline for a coupon payment on exchanged bonds, the cabinet chief called Argentineans to remain “calm” and trust the government’s position to face vulture funds that refused to enter the 2005 and 2010 debt swaps.

  • 03/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't confirms July 7 meeting with vulture funds

    Argentina will play by the rules and “respect” the "agenda” that has been "agreed on" with mediator Daniel Pollack - designated by US Judge Thomas Griesa to lead negotiations with vulture funds -, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has said.

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich confirms meeting with CGT's Caló

    Following concerns about Argentina's economy voiced by the head of the pro-government CGT labour confederation, the head of ministers confirmed a meeting with Antonio Caló for Monday.

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina to sign $11bn currency swap with China

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the bilateral currency swap agreed with the Asian giant accounts for u$s11 billion that will allow to give “stability” to Argentina’s international reserves.

  • 13/06/2014 | Argentina

    'If Scioli wins primaries, he will be FpV's candidate'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich ratified his comments on Daniel Scioli who took part this week in a meeting organized by the media group Clarín – birds of a feather flock together, he had said. Still, he considered that if the Buenos Aires province Governor wins next year’s primaries then he will be “without a doubt” the candidate of the ruling Victory Front (FpV).

  • 13/06/2014 | Argentina

    Government urges business leaders 'to give explanations to the people not to corporations'

    The head of ministers has put it this way: it is either democracy or corporations in the debate about Argentina’s future and the government represents the “visible power.” Corporations account for the “invisible power” that seeks to “determiner the judicial system and governments.”

  • 19/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't says no US mission scheduled to negotiate with vulture funds

    Following Argentina’s offer to negotiate with bondholders, the cabinet chief affirmed the ruling ordering to pay vulture funds “strikes” the country’s debt restructuring process. Ratifying Argentina’s “payment will,”  Jorge Capitanich said the government had no mission scheduled to the United States.

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Opposition ruling the country is worrying, frightening'

    Kirchnerite MP Juliana Di Tullio blasted opposition blocs for vacating their seats when Cabinet Chief addressed the Lower House today, considering the incident of "institutional seriousness” that has “no record."

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    Alfonsín says Capitanich's Congress appearance 'fiction'

    Radical Party MP Ricardo Alfonsín considered Capitanich’s Lower House briefing an “unilateral” “monologue” that bans lawamkers from cross-questioning the cabinet chief.

  • 05/06/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends Congress appearance, calls for 'unified position' against vulture funds

    Jorge Capitanich defended his appearance at Congress yesterday when opposition MPs decided to skip the session, leaving the cabinet chief to brief a half-empty Lower House, and urged anti-Kirchnerite sectors to support the government in Argentina's dispute against vulture funds.

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

    Paris club deal means 'foreign investment, trade, jobs'

    In a big day for Kirchnerites celebrating the deal signed with the Paris Club, the cabinet chief assured the debt restructuring accord has been set “responsibly.” “Argentina comits if but only if the development of its payment capacity allows so,” Jorge Capitanich said.

  • 30/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't ratifies Paris Club deal was reached with no IMF intervention

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has played down statements by IMF chief Christine Lagarde who considered the Argentina-Paris Club deal will allow the South American country to “normalise” its situation.

  • 30/05/2014 | Argentina

    'VP Boudou is at Justice disposal'

    The head of ministers said Amado Boudou “has always expressed his will to comply with all judicial requests” following news that the vice president has been summoned for inquiry by Judge Ariel Lijo.

  • 25/04/2014 | Argentina

    'Drastic reduction of poverty, indigence over past years'

    Amid controversy over INDEC’s failure to release poverty and indigence figures as expected this week, the cabinet chief ratified the government’s position that “all indicators clearly determine that social conditions have improved in a substantial way in Argentina.”

  • 25/04/2014 | Argentina

    Government says Siderar block not a 'rational' protest method

    Jorge Capitanich has condemned the blocking of the Siderar steel company that unionized drivers have been staging for five days now. The federal government rejects blockades as a ‘rational’ protest method, the head of ministers told reporters.

  • 07/05/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich blasts media's 'systematic repetition of crimes' in Senate report

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich briefed senators on different government actions for the second time since he was appointed to head Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s ministerial team back in December, with crime and security one of the key issues during the session.

  • 16/04/2014 | Argentina

    'La Cámpora will be part of next ruling political generation'

    Kirchnerite activists that shape up the La Cámpora organization have become the target of a “permanent stigmatizing campaign,” the cabinet chief has said rejecting media versions that alluded to power battles among the leaders of the pro-government group.

  • 22/04/2014 | Argentina

    'Argentina has drugged itself with inflation'

    Fiat's leader Cristiano Rattazzi defended the document released by private-sector leaders questioning the government's economic decisions. The AEA business association, meanwhile, said "authorities" and not businessmen were to blame for the rise in prices.

  • 24/04/2014 | Argentina

    Government says 'methodological' problems behind failure to deliver poverty rates

    The INDEC statistics bureau yesterday failed to deliver Argentina’s poverty and indigence rates due to “methodological” reasons, the head of ministers has explained adding the measurement of the basic basket “differs totally” from CPI’s calculations.

  • 15/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich denies resignation, blasts 'media operations'

    Part of a manual of operations to attack the federal government and create distrust among society was how Jorge Capitanich described media versions that alleged to his resignation as chief of staff of the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration.

  • 16/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't sees 'declining prices,' warns 'no deadline' in tax debate

    Following yesterday’s announcement that the CPI consumers’ price index hit 2.6 percent in March, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the new method to calculate economic data and estimated a “declining trend" in prices for the future.

  • 16/04/2014 | Argentina

    Labour bill aims at 28% of informal jobs for 2015

    The Kirchnerism-sponsored labour market bill aims at dropping unregistered jobs to 28 percent in 2015 following a personal “conviction” of President CFK, the head of ministers has stated.

  • 11/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich warns 'corporate lockout' not a strike

    A day after the general strike launched by anti-government unions, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said it was “difficult to evaluate the impacts” of a protest action that rather than a walkout was a “corporate lockout.”

  • 11/04/2014 | Argentina

    'IMF hides well its ideological bias'

    The head of ministers renewed his criticism of an IMF report that forecasts a sharp deceleration in Argentina’s economy for this year, saying the credit organization “hides its ideological bias.”

  • 15/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't defends bill to tackle informal work

    The cabinet chief highlighted the bill to fight unregistered work that President Kirchner submitted to Congress yesterday, saying it will reinforce controls by the Labour Ministry.

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't questions transport strike, pickets

    Transport workers' walkout and pickets hamper the "legitimate right to strike," the head of ministers has warned ahead of the protest action called by the anti-government splinters of the CGT for tomorrow.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich ratifies stance that strike is political

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich considered the protest slogans of today’s strike “senseless” and described the walkout as a “big national picket” that “restricts the liberty” of those who decided to attend their jobs and have been forced to cope with a standstill in public transportation services.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    CGT's Plaini: 'Gov't denies reality'

    "Today, the streets of Buenos Aires City look like a Sunday," CGT Press Secretary and MP Omar Plaini said as he responded to criticism by Kirchnerites that the CGT-CTA walkout was “political.” “They are denying reality,” Plaini warned.

  • 03/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't condemns 'Talion Law' violent acts

    Lynching cases that have shocked society over the past days “only prompt more violence,” Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said and pointed out social inclusion policies must be the way to battle crime.

  • 03/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends crime policies during Lower House address

    The cabinet chief read out from a papal document signed by Francis today as part of his response to a question criticising government policy on public safety, as he briefed the Lower House for the first time since being appointed to the post at the end of 2013.

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    'IMF recommendations led to Argentina's worst crisis'

    The “ideological bias” of IMF analysts has never changed with the recommendations by the international credit organism prompting the "worst" social and productive crisis in the history of the Republic of Argentina, the cabinet chief has said responding to an IMF report that questions the South American country’s economic prospects for 2014.

  • 28/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich confirms Brazil trip to attend BID meeting

    The cabinet chief will be joined by ministers Axel Kicillof (Economy), Débora Giorgi (Industry) and Carlos Casamiquela (Agriculture) in his trip to Brazil where the officials will attend a meeting with Inter-American Development Bank (BID) to set the schedule of loans and financing Argentina has been granted with.

  • 29/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich, Kicillof attend Brazil's BID summit

    Cabient Chief Jorge Capitanich and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof were taking part of the Inter-American Development Bank 55th Annual Assembly today. The officials were expected to meet BID president Luis Alberto Moreno to address Argentina’s financial credit line for this year, estimated in 1.4 billion dollars.

  • 01/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Massa's state absence comments 'simplistic, absurd'

    An absurd simplistic view is to say that lynching is a result of the absence of the state, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has affirmed following recent violent events that led to the killing of a thief by a group of neighbours in Buenos Aires City, responding also to opposition leader Sergio Massa.

  • 27/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't insists Moyano-Barrionuevo walkout 'promoted' by Massa

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has renewed the government’s position that the April 10 walkout announced by anti-Kirchnerite trade unionists Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo is being “promoted” by Sergio Massa’s Renewal Front. Capitanich assured the federal administration will “guarantee essential public services” the day of the strike.

  • 27/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't highlights FAO report: Argentina hit Zero Hunger Challenge goal

    Ahead of his trip to the province of San Juan where the federal government will stamp an agreement benefiting rural workers, the head of ministers Capitanich highlighted a recent report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that tops Argentina among the countries that have reached the “Zero Hunger Challenge.”

  • 28/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says subsidies reduction have no impact on inflaton, wage talks

    The new subsidies’ scheme will have an “insignificant” impact on prices, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has warned saying the decision aims at “encouraging the rational and responsible use of public services.”

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't praises support of France, Mexico, Brazil in vulture funds row

    Capitanich praised the government’s Procrear building program explaining that the construction activity increased by 2.1 percent in January. The head of ministers also stressed the support by France, Brazil and Mexico to Argentina in its long-stranding legal dispute against vulture funds.

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Moyano-Barrionuevo walkout 'political'

    The strike called by anti-government trade unionists Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo is political and aims at supporting an opposition candidate, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has affirmed.

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't targets media 'deliberate strategy, role' in reporting crime

    In his daily message to the press, the head of ministers blasted what he called a “deliberate strategy by concentrated media groups” that “use” people’s crime concerns to “attack” the federal government. Jorge Capitanich assured the security agenda involves “collective responsibility.”

  • 20/03/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina's Paris Club offer 'very interesting'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has praised France’s support to Argentina in both its debt disputes with US-based vulture funds suing the South American country over its defaulted bonds more than a decade ago and the Paris Club creditor nations group.

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges BA teachers to comply with judicial order, end strike

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has renewed his calls for dialogue to settle the teachers’ salary conflict that has left classrooms in Buenos Aires province empty for more than two weeks.

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

    Kirchnerites condemn Barrionuevo's comments on late Néstor Kirchner

    The head of ministers Jorge Capitanich and Victory Front MPs Aníbal Fernández and Carlos Kunkel fiercely condemned statements by union leader Luis Barrionuevo who said late Néstor Kirchner “screwed himself over by dying at 60.”

  • 12/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Gov't will not accept any conditions in setting economic policy

    Chief of Cabinet's Jorge Capitanich today addressed the National Senate on the government’s policies, and pledged that the current administration would continue the policy of restructuring and reducing foreign debt commitments introduced by former president Nestor Kirchner.

  • 14/03/2014 | Argentina

    Macri, Massa would be 'flexible' with London's interests in Malvinas

    "Acknowledgement from the parties make discoveries non-essential," Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said when commenting on the statements by British minister Hugo Swire, who considered opposition’s Massa and Macri would have a “more realistic and mature” vision than the Kirchnerite administration to settle the Malvinas Islands row.

  • 19/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't slams business leaders, pledges to control bread prices

    A staple food for most households in Argentina, bread is likely to face price controls as part of the Kirchnerism-sponsored anti-inflation Precios Cuidados program. News were confirmed by Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich who said “there is enough wheat to supply the milling production” and reach a “sustainable prices agreement” with the sector.

  • 07/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich warns opposition Penal Code overhaul draft not in Congress yet

    As the opposition intensifies its criticism of the Penal Code reform, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich blasted politicians that reject an initiative that has not even reached Congress for debate.

  • 11/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says CFK to decide on Penal Code reform bill

    In a briefer-than-expected press conference, the cabinet chief ratified the overhaul of Argentina’s Penal Code is still a draft bill “under evaluation” and that it will be President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner who will decide whether to “submit” it to Congress.

  • 12/03/2014 | Argentina

    Government urges striking teachers to 'respect education'

    The cabinet chief has sent a clear message to unionized teachers. “Discerning involves the compliance of duties as well,” Jorge Capitanich said following yesterday’s failure in salary talks in which Buenos Aires province teachers rejected a 30.9-percent wage hike, vowing to continue with a walkout that has left more than 4 million students without classes since last week.

  • 06/03/2014 | Argentina

    Teachers urged to 'comply with mandatory conciliation,' lift protest 'imminently'

    Unionized teachers still setting a strike over salary must abide by the mandatory conciliation issued by the Labour Ministry and lift their protest action, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich affirmed and ratified wage negotiations will continue next week.

  • 06/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't praises US support in vulture funds litigation

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has praised Washington’s support to Argentina in its long-standing dispute with the so called vulture funds, suing the South American country over its defaulted bonds more than a decade ago.

  • 07/03/2014 | Argentina

    'Gov't has a clear, transparent anti-drug trafficking policy'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has ratified the government’s position that Argentina "is not a drug-producing country" and called the society here to “get involved in the prevention of addictions.”

  • 28/02/2014 | Argentina

    Granados confirms withdrawal of gendarmes in BA province

    Buenos Aires province Security Minister Alejandro Granados confirmed the withdrawal of gendarmes in the district commanded by Governor Daniel Scioli, to be replaced now by police officers who had been deployed to coastal cities during the summer.

  • 05/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't confirms mandatory conciliation in teachers' salary conflict

    With the beginning of the school year already halted by a 48-hour strike, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the government’s salary hike offer unionized teachers rejected on Tuesday’s talks and called for a “plural and democratic” debate on education.

  • 05/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich blasts Massa's 'political opportunism' in penal code debate

    The head of ministers questioned what he called the “political opportunism” of the Renewal Front, the opposition coalition led by Sergio Massa who has harshly criticized the reform of the Penal Code. Capitanich regretted Massa’s “crass ignorance.”

  • 27/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says 'absolute disaster' if opposition ruled Argentina

    As he affirmed that YPF will become Argentina’s “flagship” to foster investments and reach energy self-sufficiency, the cabinet chief responded to the criticism by the opposition over the compensation deal settled this week with Spain’s Repsol.

  • 27/02/2014 | Argentina

    Government, Scioli to discuss withdrawal of Gendarmerie in BA province

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has confirmed a meeting with BA province Governor Daniel Scioli for next week to discuss the deployment of gendarmes in Argentina’s most populated district and the incorporation of police officers into the provincial security forces.

  • 28/02/2014 | Argentina

    Zamora's appointment responds to 'strategic' and 'democratic' decision

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the decision by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to appoint ex governor of the province of Santiago del Estero Gerardo Zamora as the Senate provisional president, replacing Beatriz Rojkés de Alperovich.

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    'Gov't can intervene if beef prices don't decline'

    Only if beef prices drop then talks with the sector will be positive, the head of ministers affirmed and warned the government could play its "intervention" role in order to guarantee people’s "access" to basic goods.

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich highlights FAO, WB 'favourable comments' on Argentina

    The head of ministers has praised some “positive and favourable comments” by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank regarding Argentina’s social and economic agenda, regretting that "certain" media “downplay” such news.

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK calls off attendance to Sarmiento train event

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner did not attend a rally at the Buenos Aires port where she was expected to tour the first of 25 new train cars the government acquired from China to revitalize the Sarmiento railway service. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich went in her place.

  • 25/02/2014 | Argentina

    'No beef prices increase authorized'

    A rising in meat prices included in the government-sponsored Precios Cuidados program has not been authorized, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said. Federal authorities will be calling for a meeting with beef brokers later today, the minister confirmed.

  • 25/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't marks birthday anniversary of late leader Néstor Kirchner

    Head of ministers Capitanich paid tribute to late ex president Néstor Kirchner on his birth anniversary. The husband of the head of state Cristina Fernández was 60 years old when he died of a heart failure in the southern city of El Calafate in the province of Santa Cruz on October 2010.

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    Despite deadlock in teachers wage talks, gov't praises 'dialogue' stance

    Although wage negotiations with unionized teachers seem to have reached a deadlock (at least until Monday when talks will be resumed), Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the parties’ “pro-dialogue” position and considered “positive” the workers’ decision to halt a strike action they had announced.

  • 22/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says Kirchnerite project 'must be kept going'

    From the BA province coastal city of Santa Teresita where he arrived this weekend to attend the summit of the Justicialist Party (PJ), the cabinet chief defended the government’s economic agenda. “This project of country must be kept going over time,” the head of ministers told reporters covering the political event.

  • 25/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't negotiations with teachers' unions suspended until Monday

    CTERA secretary-general Stella Maldonado informed that talks would remain in recess until next week, after an afternoon of negotiations with government representatives failed to yield an accord for wage rises.

  • 25/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Repsol compensation deal 'positive'

    The Repsol compensation deal is “positive” as it will pave the way for Argentina’s energy self-sufficiency, the cabinet chief affirmed this morning.

  • 21/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't ratifies dialogue position for teachers' wage talks

    Amid high expectations over this afternoon’s salary talks with unionized teachers, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reaffirmed the government’s “dialogue” position saying authorities will attend the meeting with “the best of expectations.” Just like he had already said earlier in the week, Capitanich still warned “the national state is not the employer of public workers.”

  • 21/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich to meet auto sector leaders

    The chief of ministers has confirmed a meeting with the heads of the automotive industry as part of the round of talks he has been holding with different manufacturers over the past weeks.

  • 21/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't offers 22% salary rise to teachers

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich revealed in a press conference that the Government offered teachers unions a 22 percent salary rise during today’s bargain negotiations. The offer included a “perfect attendance” plus that could raise the increment to reach 26.8%.

  • 19/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't, Santa Fe agree on anti-drug cooperation

    The Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration has reached an agreement with the government of the Santa Fe province in a joint move to battle drug-trafficking, a "scourge" that is ringing alarm bells in the district commanded by Governor Bonfatti.

  • 20/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't warns of 'unilateral' salary offer in teachers' wage talks

    The Kirchnerite administration has “dialogue” expectations over Friday’s wage talks with teachers’ unions but Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich warned the federal government could make a “unilateral proposal” if there is no agreement.

  • 20/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends state role in 'controlling monopolies'

    For a second time this week, the cabinet chief came out in favour of “regulating” monopolies in Argentina, setting the cases of the anti-trust law in the US and the European Union-Microsoft dispute as examples of how the state plays a key role in controlling economic players to protect “the weak.”

  • 18/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich ratifies Argentina 'is not a drug-producing country'

    Amid government friction over recent statements by Defence Minister Agustín Rossi –“Argentina is a drug-producing country”, he had said-, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich came to the fore to affirm the South American country "is not producing" illegal substances.

  • 19/02/2014 | Argentina

    Price controls: Gov't vows to revise legislation against monopolies

    The government is moving forward to step up its pressure over retailers to fight inflation, ready to analyze a "legislative revision" against "monopolies."

  • 19/02/2014 | Argentina

    Teachers salary talks to start on Friday 21

    As unionized teachers threaten to paralyze the beginning of classes in the province of Buenos Aires, the cabinet chief confirmed collective bargaining negotiations with the sector for Friday 21. “The state is not the employer,” Jorge Capitanich warned.

  • 13/02/2014 | Argentina

    Opposition-sponsored IPC is 'ridiculous'

    As the government tightens controls to stem inflation, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich blasted the opposition defining the Price Consumer Index released by anti-kirchnerite MPs in Congress as “ridiculous.” The new IPCNU will be unveiled this afternoon.

  • 13/02/2014 | Argentina

    Government defends Apache purchase deal

    Leadership of YPF is key for energy self-sufficiency, the cabinet chief told reporters as he defended yesterday’s agreement that involved the purchase of all operations of the US-based oil and gas company Apache by Argentina’s state-run firm.

  • 14/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich now says opposition-sponsored IPC 'too ridiculous'

    The cabinet chief has ramped up his criticism of the opposition-sponsored inflation figures. After defining yesterday the reports that are carried out by private-sector consulting agencies as “ridiculous,” Jorge Capitanich doubled the bet and said today they are actually “too ridiculous.”

  • 07/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich meets with teachers unions, offers one salary increment for whole year

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Education Minister Alberto Sileoni met with national teachers unions and offered one salary increment for the whole year. The Government officials didn't talk about percentages.

  • 11/02/2014 | Argentina

    Price controls: sanctions to be announced this week

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has confirmed a first round of sanctions on retailers and companies that have failed to abide by the government-sponsored Precios Cuidados program will be launched this week.

  • 11/02/2014 | Argentina

    Collective bargaining process remains 'unchanged,' Capitanich

    Collective bargaining talks will take place under “unalterable conditions” with the government having no reason to “modify the negotiating strategy,” the cabinet chief has said hours ahead of the meeting President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be holding with the head of the government-aligned splinter of the CGT Labour Confederation Antonio Caló.

  • 29/01/2014 | Argentina

    Former governor Obeid to be laid to rest in Santa Fe

    Familes and friends of Victory Front lawmaker and ex governor of the Santa Fe province Jorge Obeid will be paying their last respects at the Lar de Paz private cemetery located in the provincial locality of Monto Vera. 66-year-ol Obeid passed away on Tuesday after battling a terminal disease over the past years.

  • 30/01/2014 | Argentina

    'Business leaders' unscrupulous conducts are noxious for the economy'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has defended the negotiations taking place with manufacturers to control prices confirming that an accord with the construction sector will be announced on Monday along with a new allocation of the Procrear housing loans.

  • 01/02/2014 | Argentina

    'Farmers did not ask for devaluation', Etchevehere

    Rural leader Luis Miguel Etchevehere has denied farmers were fueling a devaluation saying “nobody forced the government to take the dollar to 8 pesos.” The Kirchnerite administration seeks to “blame it on others to not deal with the consequences,” he insisted.

  • 28/01/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't warns of stores closure in case of price accord breach

    Sanctions on supermarkets and retailers not complying with the Kirchnerite-sponsored price agreement will be facing not only fines but also the closure of shops, the cabinet chief has warned.

  • 29/01/2014 | Argentina

    Rising prices despite accord is 'unpatriotic'

    After announcing the government will carry out “four actions” against the increase of prices and confirming 31 infractions have been registered since the accord with supermarkets and retailers was set, the cabinet chief accused business leaders and traders that still rise prices of “unpatriotic attitude.”

  • 17/01/2014 | Argentina

    Liaison Board's protest announcement 'political'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich responded to the protest announcements made by the Liaison Board early in the week saying the sector’s position may involve “political motivations” since the Kirchnerite administration is “working on a common agenda” to address farming development challenges.

  • 17/01/2014 | Argentina

    Reserves accumulation policy 'virtuous'

    The Cabinet Chief has defended the government’s debt policy with Argentina using the Central Bank’s international reserves to pay debt, considering the Kirchnerite administration has honoured payment commitments “it did not incur in” and “has not incurred in anymore usury-like debts” either.

  • 28/01/2014 | Argentina

    Government says Argentineans under 'speculative attacks'

    As greenbacks continue to dominate media headlines over the past days, the Cabinet Chief warned Argentina is under the threat of “speculative attacks,” a line President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner had already fired yesterday from Cuba.

  • 09/01/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich denies Galuccio resignation

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich denied that Miguel Galuccio, YPF’s CEO would resign from his position in the national oil company, during a press conference at the Government House.

  • 14/01/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich blasts Liaison Board's criticism of new exports scheme

    The cabinet chief fired back at the farming sector that has questioned the government’s decision to allow the export of 500,000 tons of wheat. In his daily brief to the press, Jorge Capitanich stated the Kirchnerite administration carries out an “extremely rational, common sense” policy to guarantee the supply of a “vital good” to all Argentineans.

  • 16/01/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't warns about 'convertibility logic'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has called to “break the logic of convertibility” –the peso’s one-to-one peg to the dollar, a decade-old system Argentina exit from with a historic default and a major social, economic and political crisis in 2001- and protect the South American country's “sovereignty, production and jobs.”

  • 06/01/2014 | Argentina

    Price deal: supply must be guaranteed - Capitanich

    Following the agreement reached between the government, supermarket and retailers and that becomes effective today, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said prices that have been agreed on will guarantee the "supply" of products involving as well a "7-percent-reduction in prices."

  • 07/01/2014 | Argentina

    Electricity companies proved their 'incompetence' - Capitanich

    In his daily brief to the press, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the government’s decision to seize control of the Focede investment benefit Edenor and Edesur saying the electricity companies have proved their “incompetence” to carry out extension and improvement work of the power network.

  • 07/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK resumes official activities at Olivos presidential residency

    After spending Christmas and New Year celebrations in the Southern City of El Calafate, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returned to the Argentine capital Buenos Aires resuming official activities today at the Olivos presidential residency. CFK is expected to show up publicly on Wednesday.

  • 03/01/2014 | Argentina

    Price freeze to come effective on Jan 6

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has confirmed the agreement reached between the government and supermarket leaders and retailers will become effective as for Monday involving 194 products.

  • 04/01/2014 | Argentina

    Córdoba Gov't rejects pseudo currency

    Córdoba's Minister of Economy Ángel Elettore denied today the possibility of issuing a pseudo currency bond in his province during an interview to a local radio.

  • 06/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK works 'everyday,' continues to 'instruct' government

    Cabinet chief has responded to opposition voices that have criticised President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner who remains in the Southern city of El Calafate. “A President is a human being who deserves to rest, she is in a process of health recovery,” Jorge Capitanich told reporters at the government house and affirmed CFK “works everyday,” “abiding by her presidential responsibilities.”

  • 28/12/2013 | Argentina

    Minister De Vido warns of sanctions snowball if power is not restored

    Planning Minister Julio De Vido renewed his criticism of Edenor and Edesur companies urging their board members to resolve the power outages affecting hundreds of families in Argentina as a heat wave currently hitting the country is expected to give no break at least till Wednesday 31 with temperatures topping an average temperature of 36°C.

  • 30/12/2013 | Argentina

    'Electricity problems could be solved in 2014 if companies invest'

    In his daily brief to the press at the government house, the cabinet chief rejected energy crisis accusations hitting the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration over the past weeks due to rolling power cuts and a record-hitting heat wave that continue to affect Buenos Aires City and its surrounding areas.

  • 02/01/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't unveils '272 goals' for 2014

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich assured in his Twitter account that the Federal Government has a list of “204 objectives and 272 goals” to be achieved over the next 12 months, including “the growth of power production” and “the construction of 100,000 homes”.

  • 27/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't insists power outage is 'companies' responsibility'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich was put under fire today over the power outages affecting hundreds of families across the country during his everyday brief to the press at the government house.

  • 27/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich targets 'mechanisms to discredit' gov't's social inclusion 'achievements'

    “There has been a drastic reduction of poverty and indigence” over the past decade in Argentina, the cabinet chief “emphatically” has said. Capitanich’s statements come right after the UCA university presented a report saying there are 11 million poor people in the country.

  • 27/12/2013 | Argentina

    'Face the people,' De Vido tells electricity companies

    Federal Planning and Public Services Minister Julio De Vido urged power suppliers companies Edenor and Edesur to “show up” at the site where citizens are currently staging pickets and protests and inform them when the electricity service will be restored.

  • 14/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich calls for 'Popular participation' in Security Forces control

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich called for a “popular participation in the control of the Security Forces”, during a press conference at the National Library in the city of Buenos Aires.

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    Government inaugurates power line network

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich inaugurated an electricity project, including the installation of a power line network during a graduation ceremony of cooperatives workers in Ezeiza, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 23/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't rejects pseudo currency alternative

    Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitanich defined as an “outburst and exaggeration,” the statements of Corrientes Governor Ricardo Colombi, who warned about the possibility of emitting a pseudo-currency due the economic situation in his province.

  • 12/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't questions EU delay to set free trade agreement with Mercosur

    The European Union has asked for a one-month delay in the exchange of proposals to kick off free-trade negotiations with South America's Mercosur bloc, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed today.

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't criticises 'absence' of BA City police to contain Boca demonstrators

    Under the National Constitution security is a responsibility of each provincial government, the cabinet chief reaffirmed today, a line he has been maintaining since the first day of police strikes and looting. Referring also to yesterday’s violent incidents in the City of Buenos Aires, Jorge Capitanich said “looting and organized vandalism can no longer be repeated in Argentina.”

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    'If there is a condemnation of Milani, gov't will take corresponding actions'

    Amid criticism of the recently designated Army chief by certain human rights organizations, Jorge Capitanich ratified the government’s position to have a parliamentary committee addressing César Milani’s promotion to lieutenant-general.

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich says business leaders' role 'must be discussed'

    After referring to the violent incidents and police protests that spread across several cities in the country over the past days, the cabinet chief called business leaders for "social responsibility."

  • 12/12/2013 | Argentina

    Improvement of judicial proceedings, Council of Magistrates dominate Capitanich-SC meeting

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich met today with all 7 members of Argentina’s Supreme Court. Although the head of ministers had expressed his hopes to discuss the wave of lootings that spread across the country over the past days, the focus of the meeting was the improvement of judicial proceedings.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich, De la Sota condemn police protests

    The cabinet chief and Córdoba governor held a joint press conference at the government house this morning both repudiating the wave of looting and violence that have spread across the country’s central region following a salary protest by provincial security forces over the past days.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't, Córdoba agree on public debt refinancing

    The cabinet chief announced the national administration and the province of Córdoba have “agreed on the refinancing of the provincial public debt for 2014.” Addressing reporters at the government house along with Governor De la Sota, Capitanich said both governments are working on a “bilateral agenda involving multiple issues.”

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    'Public calm, peace' in looting-struck provinces

    The cabinet chief pointed out the role played by national security forces in assisting provincial administrations during these days’ violent lootings and incidents; a contribution, Jorge Capitanich describes as a “superhuman physical effort.”

  • 07/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't 'monitors' provincial conflicts, Capitanich

    The cabinet chief referred to the salary dispute involving provincial security forces and ratified the government’s position –as he had wanred when looting spread in De la Sota’s Córdoba- that public security "is an strictly provincial."

  • 07/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't deploys military police, coast guard in Santa Fe

    The federal government will be deploying 1,500 gendarmes and 250 coast guard officers in the province of Santa Fe following a request by Governor Antonio Bonfatti that aims at strengthening security forces control in the face of police protests that struck Córdoba and Catamarca over the past days.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    Looting, clashes in Chaco claim 4 dead

    At least four people have been reported dead in Chaco while provincial authorities raced against the clock to set a salary increase for striking police officers. Base salaries will be now of 8,000 pesos in the home province of Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich blames Cordoba looting on 'planned actions'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has claimed that disturbances in the provinces of Cordoba and Buenos Aires, were due to the “pre-meditated actions of particular groups,” while reaffirming that the responsibility of public safety belongs to provinces.

  • 06/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't confirms deployment of Gendarmes to Córdoba

    In his everyday brief to the press, the cabinet chief confirmed governor De la Sota contacted him to officially request the deployment of military police to the looting-struck Córdoba. Gendarmes are expected to arrive in the upcoming hours.

  • 06/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich to contact SC's Lorenzetti to set 'open agenda'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed today he has received an “official note” from the Supreme Court Secretary to set a meeting with the members of Argentina’s top tribunal. Renewing his criticism of the first formal request he received yesterday when he was summoned before the SC, the head of ministers called to respect “constitutional channels.”

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina 'really getting on track again,' Ratazzi

    The Fiat Argentina CEO showed himself excited about the changes the government has carried out over the past weeks including the designation of Jorge Capitanich as cabinet chief. There is "a very good business environment," Ratazzi told reporters.

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich calls for 'business development' with 'social inclusion'

    In charge of closing the 19th Annual Conference of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), the cabinet chief called for a “federal, integrated country” where the “false contradiction” between the farming and the industrial sectors can be sidelined.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich's confidant replaces Mussi at Environment office

    Resignation of Juan José Mussi has been made official with Infrastructure Minister of the Chaco province Omar Judis being appointed as Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development. Mussi will be sworn in today in Congress after securing a Lower House sit in October's midterms.

  • 30/11/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli, Capitanich are 'complementary'

    With “growth” and “progress” as the mainstays of his government agenda for the next two years, Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli said Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has been playing a “leading role” lately but warned they are “complementary.”

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    Tax for credit card purchases abroad increases to 35 percent

    In an attempt to safeguard Central Bank international reserves, the government has decided to increase the income tax advance to 35 percent for all credit and debit card purchases made abroad. The move will also involve the purchase of dollars for Argentineans travelling abroad with the US currency climbing now to 8.322 pesos.

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich says levy is to stem 'currency drainage'

    The Cabinet Chief defended the government’s decision to hike the levy on credit and debit card purchases abroad saying the move aims at controlling the dollar “drainage” fueled by “tourist operations.”

  • 29/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK to address security agenda at Olivos residency

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be meeting this afternoon Security Minister Arturo Puricelli and his second-in-command Sergio Berni at the Olivos presidential residency. CFK's agenda for the day includes reunions with Social Development Minsiter Alicia Kirchner and Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich.

  • 30/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich meets SEDRONAR's Molina

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich held a meeting with Juan Carlos Molina, the newly appointed head of the anti-drug agency SEDRONAR.

  • 30/11/2013 | Argentina

    UIA's Méndez praises Kicillof's 'strength,' 'knowledge'

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) expressed his support of the newly designated Economy Minister praising Axel Kicillof’s “strength.” Héctor Méndez also referred to Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich and to former Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno.

  • 28/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich says opposition dropped 'democratic debate'

    The head of ministers criticized the Radical Party’s decision to leave the Senate and drop the debate over the reform of Argentina’s Civil Code. “It was not appropriate for a process of democratic discussion,” Capitanich stated.

  • 29/11/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't creates Debt Restructuring Unit

    The creation of the Debt Restructuring Unit to be headed by Hernán Lorenzino has been made official. With the signatures of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich and new Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, the decision was published in the official bulletin today.

  • 29/11/2013 | Argentina

    'Agreement with Repsol will improve Argentina's foreign ties,' Macri

    The Buenos Aires City Mayor renewed his support of the deal reached this week with Repsol saying the accord will “improve Argentina’s relation with the world.” Mauricio Macri expressed his hopes that an upcoming meeting with cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich would represent a “change” in the government-opposition ties.

  • 26/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich seeks renewal of price agreements

    The Chief of Cabinet has assured that the national government will try to close in two weeks a new price deal to prevent “speculation” following recent changes in Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's ministerial team.

  • 27/11/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina's access to credit 'not restricted'

    Such were the statements by Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich as he addressed reporters at the government house today. “Argentina’s finance responds to the country’s needs,” he affirmed.

  • 27/11/2013 | Argentina

    Massa ruled out of Gov't-opposition talks

    It should not be expected that Sergio Massa takes part in the bilateral talks the government has launched in a show of rapprochement with opposition figures. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich affirmed he had no plans to receive the Renewal Front head saying Congress will be the appropriate place to “make all the questions he wants to make.”

  • 23/11/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano warns 'No benefit, no agreement'

    The head of the anti-government CGT splinter questioned the round of meetings the government launched this week in a show of political rapprocachement with business leaders and the labour movement. Hugo Moyano warned that his supporters “will not accept any agreement if there is no real and concrete benefit."

  • 26/11/2013 | Argentina

    Repsol-YPF deal a 'path' to investments

    The YPF compensation agreement is a “path that will allow to keep creating mechanisms of investment” in the hydrocarbon sector, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich told reporters this morning while holding a press conference at the government house.

  • 26/11/2013 | Argentina

    Macri: YPF compensation deal 'positive'

    Opposition PRO party would support the agreement over the expropriation of YPF if the deal is set under “reasonable parameters,” the Buenos Aires City mayor said today as he expressed "enthusiasm and optimism" about his coming meeting with Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    Cobos praised Capitanich's 'good start'

    Radical Party elected lawmaker and ex vice president during CFK’s first administration Julio Cobos praised the decision by Jorge Capitanich to hold regular press conferences with media and meetings with provincial governors.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK to receive Capitanich and Kicillof at Olivos residency

    On the forth day since her return to office, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be meeting this afternoon with newly appointed Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich at the Olivos presidential residency. Ms. Kirchner is also expected to receive Axel Kicillof who replaced Hernán Lorenzino at the economy ministry.

  • 23/11/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli will work 'together' with Capitanich

    BA province Cabinet Chief Alberto Pérez said Scioli’s government will be working along with Jorge Capitanich, the Kirchnerite governor who landed at the federal administration to lead CFK’s ministerial team.

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    For Capitanich, presidential bids start only in 2015

    As opposition leaders already start talking about 2015 presidential bids only a day after Argentineans held legislative elections, Kirchnerite governor of the Chaco province questioned “those who catapult themselves to a national post” seeking to wear “the presidential lash that media groups put them on.”

  • 12/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich says running for president in 2015 a 'possibility'

    A significant electoral triumph in October’s midterms for the Victory Front has come to boost presidential chances in 2015 of Chaco province governor Jorge Capitanich. “It is a possibility (running for president) but I have not yet made the decision,” the Kirchnerite said as he ruled out the possibility of integrating the national cabinet of ministers.

  • 19/11/2013 | Argentina

    Cabinet shake-up aims at 'market-state balance'

    For Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli, the cabinet reshuffle announced the same day CFK returned to public office aims at “finding a balance between market and state.”

  • 21/03/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Blue dollar responds to 'speculative attacks'

    Chaco province Governor Jorge Capitanich said that skyrocketing blue dollar rates respond to “speculative, systematic and reiterated attacks” that have fueled the parallel exchange values in the black market and affirmed that the “only price” to consider is “the official one.”

  • 22/05/2013 | Argentina

    Pope Francis meets Capitanich, Binner

    At the end of the weekly general audience in St. Peter's square at the Vatican, Pope Francis received governor of the province of Chaco Jorge Capitanich and head of the Progressive Front coalition (FAP in Spanish) Hermes Binner.

  • 31/08/2013 | Argentina

    'Thinking about candidacies is irresponsible' - Capitanich

    Chaco province governor Jorge Capitanich said Friday’s summit bringing together Peronist leaders was not a show of support for Daniel Scioli ahead of the 2015 presidential elections. “We must secure the President's leadership,” Capitanich said.

  • 25/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK: 'I ask God to give us the strength we need to build a different country'

    As part of the Bicentennial celebrations in Chaco province, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke to the nation through a televised speech and before local and national authorities, governors and lawmakers. She remembered the day her late husband Néstor Kirchner took office back in 2003.

  • 23/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK's vice-presidential candidate list gets shorter

    By Liliana Franco.- A head injury postponed the meeting between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Chaco province Governor Jorge Capitanich. Although, per usual, there was no official confirmation, there is every indication that “Coqui” spent two hours at the Olivos presidential residence on Thursday.

  • 17/10/2012 | Argentina

    Chaco to issue bond in pesos to pay off dollar debt

    Chaco province Governor Jorge Capitanich will further advance with the tackling of the province’s dollar debt, by issuing a bond in pesos in order to pay it off.

  • 29/11/2013 | World

    Repsol deal: 'Gov't defended Argentina's interests,' Capitanich

    In his routine address to reporters at the government house, the Cabinet Chief defended the government's education agenda and announced a meeting will be held next week to set the "payment conditions" of the Repsol compensation agreement.

  • 14/02/2014 | Latin America

    Argentina denounces 'media manipulation' in Venezuela crisis

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has ratified Argentina’s “solidarity with the Venezuelan legitimately elected constitutional authorities” and denounced what he called a “manipulation of information” carried out by opposition media in the Caribbean country.

  • 18/02/2014 | Latin America

    Argentina condemns 'conspiracy,' 'public opinion manipulation' in Venezuela crisis

    Buenos Aires has ratified its support and solidarity to Caracas where anti-government protests have sparked tensions and violence over the past days. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said “any conspiratorial attitude” in Venezuela poses a threat “to all South American democracies.”


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