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  • 16/01/2014 | Argentina

    Policemen detained in Córdoba after leading December strike

    A local tribunal from Cordoba’s province ordered the detention of 16 policemen after the salary dispute that took place in December and was followed by lootings and riots in that region.

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    Barrionuevo denies inciting looting after 'explosion' claims

    Opposition trade union chief Luis Barrionuevo has denied any wrongdoing in connection with his assertions that December would see an explosion in Argentina, as he gave evidence in front of the Mar del Plata Federal Prosecutor.

  • 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.”

  • 22/12/2013 | Argentina

    The trickle-down effect

    By James Neilson
    According to Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich, the mutinous cops and the thousands of looters whose rampage helped them get a big pay rise were working on behalf of coup-mongers, nasty individuals associated with “remnants of the dictatorship” and sinister “corporations” that are determined to put an end to Argentina’s already 30-year long affair with democracy.

  • 22/12/2013 | Argentina

    December: short on power, long on ghosts

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    Writing often seems to boil down to the art of connecting apparently unconnected facts which nevertheless make sense when interwoven — not always innocently. A common enough experience, at least in politics.

  • 05/01/2014 | Argentina

    Córdoba prosecutors remand in custody 35 accused of looting

    Prosecutors in the city of Córdoba have decreed that 35 people accused of participating in a wave of looting and robberies between December 3 and 4, while local police protested for higher wages, would be remanded in custody while they await charges.

  • 15/12/2013 | Argentina

    Who’s on top of the cops?

    By Michael Soltys
    Despite everything, the most important event last week was the 30th anniversary of continuous democracy but it will not be the subject of today’s column — no disrespect intended but we dedicated eight pages to this milestone last Tuesday.

  • 15/12/2013 | Argentina

    A dangerous police extortion

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    Not easy to analyze what happened this week in Argentina. And above all why (observe the novelty) it happened throughout this vast nationwide territory. There was hardly a province which did not repeat the police blackmail initiated and pampered in Córdoba the previous week.

  • 16/12/2013 | Argentina

    Berni assures 'coordination' against future looting

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni has asserted that there is a strong coordination between law enforcement authorities in the province and city of Buenos Aires, which according to the politician will allow a "greater operating capacity" in the face of further looting or acts of vandalism.

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'The police cannot organize delinquency'

    Through a Twitter message, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner accused the provincial police force of “organizing the delinquency”, during last week looting that spread across the country.

  • 14/12/2013 | Argentina

    BA province will secure 'normal' supermarket activity

    Statements by the Buenos Aires province governor come a day after China urged Argentina to “protect the security and interests” of Chinese people living in the South American country, a growing community here that owns many of the supermarkets that were stormed by looters in recent days.

  • 15/12/2013 | Argentina

    Law & order on the cheap

    By James Neilson
    The Kirchnerite government is in a bind.
    It knows it must do something to protect honest citizens from the thugs who prey on them, if only because that is what governments are for, but it lacks the necessary financial and human resources to do much more than keep its fingers crossed and hope for the best.

  • 12/12/2013 | Argentina

    'Argentineans will have a calm Christmas,' Berni

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni today expressed his certainty that Argentineans will be enjoying a “calm Christmas” as he explained the situation in looting-struck provinces “tends to stabilize.”

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    BA province situation under control, Granados

    Buenos Aires province Security Minister Alejandro Granados affirmed today the situation in Argentina’s most populated province is under control following the wave of lootings and social tensions drawn by a police strike over salary hike demands that took place in several areas across the city.

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    Two arrested for instigating looting in Facebook

    Buenos Aires province police has arrested two people in the city of San Nicolás for allegedly instigating the looting of Chinese-owned supermarkets through social networks, following the police protests that left citizens in several provinces across the country defenceless for several days.

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    Protests continue in Tucumán province

    In Tucumán's province, thousands of pot banging demonstrators gathered in the Independencia square, in rejection of the looting incidents and police protest that took place in the last two days.

  • 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

    Chaco governor confirms 2 dead in looting, clashes

    The Governor of Chaco confirmed today that 2 people resulted killed following the violent clashes and looting that hit the Northern province these days. Two other people died but not as a result of this week’s serious incidents. “We had no support of the national security forces,” Bacileff Ivanoff complaint.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police crisis claims 7 dead across country

    The police conflict that is hitting several provinces across the country has already claimed the lives of 7 people, officials confirmed. Two were killed in the provinces of Tucumán and Chaco, while further deaths in Jujuy and Entre Rios added to last week's tragedy in Córdoba.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police disputes end in several provinces with pay increases

    The Santa Fe Police Force has accepted the offer of an increased minimum wage from governor Antonio Bonfatti, and will lift protests that had led to widespread conflict and looting in certain areas of the province.

  • 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.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    Entre Ríos gov't settles police conflict

    With the Córdoba crisis spreading to other provinces, government of Entre Ríos managed to reach a salary agreement with the Concordia City police after a round of tense negotiations that lasted till last night.

  • 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.

  • 08/12/2013 | Argentina

    A week with everything out of place

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    Just as in the not-so-good old times, looting has returned to Argentina — more specifically to Córdoba and in tragic circumstances with two dead, hundreds of injured, absurd political spats and an exasperating social resentment lying underneath the nation’s skin.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Massa-linked councillor accused of 'instigating' police protests

    Justice secretary Julián Alvarez has announced the national government would tomorrow file a criminal complaint against Lanús councillor and former deputy in command of the Buenos Aires police force, Salvador Darío Baratta, for inciting officers to go on a protest that led to a wave of looting in the province.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Alak promises action against 'organised' looting

    Justice Minister Julio Alak has asserted that a wave of lootings across Argentina "are not spontaneous, but organised," and announced that 720 prosecutors in Buenos Aires and the entire federal prosecution service had been called upon to investigate the crimes.

  • 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."

  • 08/12/2013 | Argentina

    The looting season

    By James Neilson
    Unlike the looting spree that, to widespread bewilderment, wreaked havoc in London and other British cities a couple of years ago, what happened in Córdoba last week did not come as a surprise.

  • 08/12/2013 | Argentina

    Supermarket bargain-hunters

    By Michael Soltys
    Argentina has the reputation for being unpredictable but some of the past week’s main news items were all too predictable — what could be more obvious than open season against Córdoba supermarkets if the police are on strike or upping the credit card surcharge if tourist outlay abroad is heading into 11 digits?

  • 26/12/2012 | Argentina

    Looting death toll rises to four

    A 36-year-old woman died today at Clemente Álvarez Hospital after being shot during the supermarket lootings in the city of Rosario, while a 17-year-old male was reported dead on Monday, taking up the death toll from the incidents to four.

  • 04/12/2013 | Argentina

    Berni cancels deployment of gendarmes in Córdoba

    Berni had confirmed a special anti-turmoil team of military police was already on its way to the province but cancelled the deployment after a deal was reached with the provincial police forces over a wage hike.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    BA province, federal gov't launch anti-looting operation

    As a new anniversary of Argentina’s tragic December 2001 nears and with Córdoba’s violent incidents still shocking society here, Buenos Aires province police and national security forces are “firmly working” to prevent any looting in the upcoming weeks, BA Security Minister Alejandro Granados confirmed today.

  • 21/12/2012 | Argentina

    Looting attempt on San Fernando supermarket spurs tension

    Tension was created between military officers and residents of the San Fernando area after three hundred people tried to ransack and loot the Carrefour hypermarket on the Panamerican highway.

  • 22/12/2012 | Argentina

    'People want peace and quiet,' Scioli

    After two days of heightened tension over the looting incidents in Buenos Aires province, Governor Daniel Scioli that everything is “calmer now” and that “people want some peace and quiet.”

  • 22/12/2012 | Argentina

    Looting: Nearly 500 arrested in Greater BA

    Close to 500 people were arrested in connection to the looting attacks carried out on various supermarkets in Greater Buenos Aires, particularly in the area that was hardest-hit on Friday; San Fernando.

  • 20/12/2012 | Argentina

    Looting: Border Guards deployed to Bariloche

    Four hundred Border Guards were deployed to Bariloche, in Río Negro province, following the violent looting that took place in several local supermarkets yesterday.

  • 21/12/2012 | Argentina

    Supermarket looting spreads, 100 arrested in Campana

    The looting and vandalizing of supermarkets in Bariloche impulsed a knock-on effect across different provinces, seeing similar incidents in Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Chaco provinces. One hundred people were reportedly arrested in Campana.

  • 21/12/2012 | Argentina

    Border Guards arrive in Bariloche

    The four hundred Border Guard officers, deployed by the government yesterday, arrived to Bariloche today to enforce police control after yesterday's violent supermarket looting incidents, which saw more than 33 people injured.

  • 13/08/2011 | World

    UK to tackle social problems after riots

    Britain needs to tackle deep-seated social problems following riots and looting in English cities this week, the center-right government said, and a US street crime expert who has brought in, said arrests alone would not solve the problem.

  • 13/08/2011 | World

    UK government says must tackle social problems after riots

    Britain needs to tackle deep-seated social problems following riots and looting in English cities this week, the center-right government said, and a US street crime expert it has brought in said arrests alone would not solve the problem.

  • 04/12/2013 | Multimedia

    Violence in Córdoba's supermarkets: video

    The Córdoba crisis has led so far to one dead, at least 60 injured -including 13 people who received gunshots-, and more than 50 arrested, following the looting that spread after the provincial police launched a sit-in at the Preventive Action Command headquarters in demand for salary hikes.

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