November 24, 2017
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  • 04/04/2016 | Argentina

    VP says "there is nothing illegal" in alleged Macri's participation in offshore society

    In an attempt to defend President Mauricio Macri from what is a worldwide political scandal, Vicepresident Gabriela Michetti today stated “there is nothing illegal or unethical” in the alleged participation of the head of state in an offshore society.

  • 04/04/2016 | Argentina

    Opposition presses Macri over 'Panamá Papers' offshore firm

    Argentina's opposition exhorted President Mauricio Macri on Monday to explain why he had moonlighted as director of an offshore company in the Bahamas, as revealed in a leak of documents from a Panamanian law firm.

  • 17/02/2016 | Argentina

    Finance Secretary meets with US mediator Pollack in New York

    Finance Secretary Luis Caputo will hold meetings today in New York with Court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack amid ongoing negotiations between the national government and holdout representatives.

  • 23/03/2016 | Argentina

    Obama, Macri discuss Brazil's political crisis

    US President Barack Obama discussed Brazil's political crisis in a bilateral meeting with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, saying he hoped it could be effectively resolved.

  • 16/11/2015 | Argentina

    'Macri represents the Ahora 15 plan: a dollar at 15 pesos and a brutal price increase'

    Victory Front candidate Daniel Scioli today celebrated the presidential debate held last night when he faced his Let’s Change contender Mauricio Macri, and highlighted their political and economic differences.

  • 04/01/2016 | Argentina

    In tourist season launch, Macri vows to fight drug trafficking

    President Mauricio Macri and Buenos Aires governor María Eugenia Vidal today launched the summer tourist season from coastal city of Mar del Plata.

  • 18/01/2016 | Argentina

    Susana Malcorra announces Macri will meet with the Pope 'very soon'

    Foreign Affairs Minister Susana Malcorra today told reporters President Mauricio Macri and Pope Francis will “definitely meet this year.”

  • 02/11/2015 | Argentina

    'I want a productive heaven, not a financial heaven'

    Victory Front presidential hopeful Daniel Scioli today assured he expects Argentina to become “a productive heaven” instead of a “financial heaven” in another row of criticism against Let’s Change opposition candidate Mauricio Macri.

  • 04/11/2015 | Argentina

    'Scioli and Macri are not the same'

  • 17/09/2015 | Argentina

    Govt' figures condemn C5N attack

  • 21/09/2015 | Argentina

    Macri: We must accept Tucumán ruling

    Let's Change presidential candidate Mauricio Macri admitted that he would accept the decision of the Tucumán Supreme Court concerning elections in that province, after the body overturned an earlier ruling which declared the polls null and void.

  • 15/09/2015 | Argentina

    'Our teachers should be prestigious again'

    Let’s Change presidential hopeful Mauricio Macri today launched his proposals for education during a visit he paid to the province of Mendoza.

  • 17/09/2015 | Argentina

    City performs illegal closure on C5N facility

    The government of the City of Buenos Aires closed down for almost an entire day a warehouse used to house mobile units from the C5N television station, in another attempt to silence the channel's news output. The restriction was eventually lifted at almost 10pm, with City figures claiming the closure was an "administrative error".

  • 07/09/2015 | Argentina

    'Macri has never obeyed housing legislation'

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández blasted Buenos Aires City Mayor and opposition presidential candidate Mauricio Macri and Deputy Mayor María Eugenia Vidal for the poor situation of social housings in Villa Soldati locality, after one balcony collapsed from the sixth floor, killing a teenager and hurting other two.

  • 09/09/2015 | Argentina

    Stolbizer: There must be more 'Niembros'

  • 30/08/2015 | Argentina

    Opposition demands annulment of Tucumán election

    Domingo Amaya, the mayor of San Miguel de Tucumán and running mate of José Cano in the province's election for governor, has called for the poll to be annulled and reheld due to alleged irregularities in the recount.

  • 03/09/2015 | Argentina

    'Those who were there in the 90s want to link us with 90s'

    Let's Change candidate for president Mauricio Macri has rejected criticisms from government politicians that his policies are a repeat of those tried in the 1990s, suggesting they look closer to home to remember the decade.

  • 06/09/2015 | Argentina

    Massa, Macri, De la Sota deny reports of run-off pact

    Opposition politicians Sergio Massa, José Manuel de la Sota and Mauricio Macri have refuted reports that the three had met to strike an agreement to take down Victory Front presidential candidate Daniel Scioli in an eventual run-off election.

  • 15/08/2015 | Argentina

    Massa: No way I would negotiate with Macri

    UNA’s candidate to the presidency Sergio Massa has said there is no possibility of an agreement with Cambiemos’ presidential hopeful Mauricio Macri, ahead of the upcoming national elections.

  • 24/08/2015 | Argentina

    Scioli questions Macri for casting doubts on Tucumán results

    Presidential hopeful Daniel Scioli today blasted opposition leaders, especially PRO’s chief Mauricio Macri, after the latter questioned the Victory Front’s victory in the gubernatorial elections held yesterday in the province of Tucumán.

  • 09/08/2015 | Argentina

    Alberto Pérez predicts 'clear, categorical' victory for Scioli

    Buenos Aires province Cabinet Chief Alberto Pérez has affirmed that Daniel Scioli and the Victory Front have taken a comfortable win in the PASO primary presidential elections, beating out the challenges from both Mauricio Macri and Sergio Massa to take first place.

  • 10/08/2015 | Argentina

    'The government will have to face a runoff'

    "Kirchnerites were expecting to get 45 percent of the votes in the PASO elections and they failed," presidential hopeful Mauricio Macri told reporters of Radio 10 today.

  • 03/08/2015 | Argentina

    Scioli calls for 'gov't of national unity'

    Victory Front presidential candidate Daniel Scioli has expressed his wish for greater unity in Argentina following the elections, as he continued his campaign in the provinces of Córdoba and Jujuy.

  • 06/08/2015 | Argentina

    'What we have done in the City, we can do in whole country'

    PRO candidate for president Mauricio Macri closed his campaign in Vicente López, as he criticised the use of national broadcasts and urged vigilance to avoid supposed electoral fraud this Sunday.

  • 31/07/2015 | Argentina

    Macri:' We propose a cultural change'

    Buenos Aires city mayor and presidential hopeful for the PRO party Mauricio Macri has said his party does not propose an economic shift but a cultural change.

  • 21/07/2015 | Argentina

    Macri: People are tired of 'Going for everything'

    PRO presidential candidate Mauricio Macri has once again attempted to distance himself from kirchnerite politicians, as he called on a better use of the state's resources on the campaign trail in Tucumán.

  • 24/07/2015 | Argentina

    'If the gov’t tries to nationalize a carousel, I’ll vote against it because they’ll crash it'

    Buenos Aires city Mayor and presidential hopeful Mauricio Macri has questioned the way the federal government administrates national services, adding he is set to resolve Argentine problems with pragmatism, not ideology.

  • 20/07/2015 | Argentina

    Scioli: Macri forced into U-turn by City result

    Victory Front candidate for president Daniel Scioli argued that PRO counterpart Mauricio Macri contradicted himself by praising laws put into force by his party over the last 12 years, such as the nationalisation of YPF and Aerolíneas Argentinas.

  • 20/07/2015 | Argentina

    Macri defends election: Lousteau was supported by Sanz, Carrió, kirchnerism

    PRO candidate for president Mauricio Macri spoke out after seeing his party retain control of the City government by a razor-thin margin, questioning the level of support Martín Lousteau received from opposition parties in the runoff.

  • 19/07/2015 | Argentina

    PRO's Rodriguez Larreta elected Buenos Aires city mayor in tight runoff

    Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, running on Macri's PRO ticket, has won the Buenos Aires city mayoral elections against  ECO's Martín Lousteau. The difference between both candidates was lower than in the first round. With this result, the third period of Macri’s PRO ahead of the city government begins and will last until 2019.

  • 19/07/2015 | Argentina

    A battered Macri tones down speech days before PASO

    Buenos Aires city Mayor and presidential hopeful for the PRO party Mauricio Macri seized the opportunity to launch his national campaign during the celebration of Horacio Rodríguez Larreta’s victory in the BA city mayoral elections.

  • 16/07/2015 | Argentina

    Scioli raises campaign funds in massive dinner

    BA province Governor Daniel Scioli and Legal and Technical Secretary Carlos Zannini, the Victory Front candidates to the presidency and vice-presidency, have raised campaign funds during a massive dinner event with businessmen and union representatives.

  • 19/07/2015 | Argentina

    'Let this be the start of a path followed in whole country'

    Incumbent City mayor Mauricio Macri was confident that his PRO party would retain the capital district in today's runoff, and projected the result onto the presidential vote that starts next month with the PASO primaries.

  • 10/07/2015 | Argentina

    Scioli: PRO treats people like numbers

  • 15/07/2015 | Argentina

    Hotesur raid carried out using City funds

    The raid ordered by judge Claudio Bonadio in Santa Cruz province related to the Hotesur case and carried out by Metropolitan Police agents was financed with funds belonging to the City, with a total cost of 10 million pesos.

  • 06/07/2015 | Argentina

    'People have overwhelmingly supported our work'

    City Mayor candidate Horacio Rodríguez Larreta this morning celebrated his wide victory in yesterday’s elections considering it was a “spectacular” election and expressing confidence ahead of the runoff to be held in two weeks, against ECO’ candidate Martín Lousteau.

  • 05/07/2015 | Argentina

    Larreta unfazed by runoff possibility

    The PRO candidate for City mayor affirmed that he was not troubled by the prospect of the race going to a second round of voting, while claiming that the new electronic voting system would lead to a more streamlined election over the course of today.

  • 05/07/2015 | Argentina

    'The end of a stage in my life is approaching'

    Current City mayor Mauricio Macri confessed that it was odd taking part in an election as voter rather than candidate, while looking back fondly at his eight years at the helm of the capital's government.

  • 05/07/2015 | Argentina

    'Let's hope popular will is respected on ballots'

    Victory Front candidate for City mayor Mariano Recalde has affirmed that the elections were being carried out in normal fashion as he cast his ballot, while pointing out a handful of stations suffering technical faults.

  • 05/07/2015 | Argentina

    Larreta, Lousteau head to runoff in race for City mayor

    Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, from the PRO party, has won Buenos Aires city's mayoral election, but not by a big enough margin to avoid a run-off vote later this month. Larreta needed to break the 50-percent mark in order to avoid the second round, which will take place July 19.

  • 08/06/2015 | Argentina

    Massa postpones decision over future

  • 10/06/2015 | Argentina

    Massa: I will be a presidential candidate

    Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa has dispelled the doubts and rumours over his future by affirming that he remains in the race to succeed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in this year's elections.

  • 02/06/2015 | Argentina

    Macri-Massa electoral deal draws closer

    A first draft of an electoral deal between Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa and PRO chief Mauricio Macri has already been prepared and could be signed before the June 10 deadline to register electoral alliances, sources close to the negoations suggested.

  • 03/06/2015 | Argentina

    Macri denies electoral deal with Massa

    Buenos Aires City Mayor and presidential hopeful Mauricio Macri came on stage today to reject versions about a possible electoral deal with Renewal Front leader and candidate Sergio Massa.

  • 07/06/2015 | Argentina

    PRO once more close the door on Massa pact

    PRO candidate for governor in Buenos Aires province María Eugenia Vidal has repeated the party's pledge not to close an agreement with Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa, opining that former kirchnerite officials had no place in their group.

  • 26/05/2015 | Argentina

    'If there is one thing Argentina does not need, it is austerity'

    Buenos Aires governor and presidential candidate Daniel Scioli has highlighted his differences with Mauricio Macri, while assuring that if he succeeded Cristina Fernández de Kirchner he would do so on a platform of production and investment.

  • 16/05/2015 | Argentina

    Macri: Niembro will be in PRO’s ticket

  • 29/04/2015 | Argentina

    Macri's running mate will come from PRO

    Buenos Aires City Mayor and presidential hopeful for the PRO party Mauricio Macri has revealed his running mate will be a man from his own political force.

  • 27/04/2015 | Argentina

    'All the votes we received are for the PRO'

    Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, the big winner of the PASO primaries held in the city, said today even the votes obtained by his rival Gabriela Michetti “are all for the PRO” party and assured they will add votes from other political forces on July 5 general elections.

  • 27/04/2015 | Argentina

    Macri keeps running mate choice secret

  • 26/04/2015 | Argentina

    Macri says PASO will confirm PRO's growth

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri said the PASO elections run “fantastically good” and added results will confirm PRO’s growth.

  • 26/04/2015 | Argentina

    Macri praises PRO's 'continuous growth'

    BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri said the primaries confirmed the PRO party’s “continuous growth” in the country and congratulated Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Gabriela Michetti for “delivering a hope message.”

  • 26/04/2015 | Argentina

    Gov't runners to close ranks behind 'same leadership'

    Aerolíneas Argentinas president Mariano Recalde affirmed that the Victory Front spoke for a wide range of people and viewpoints in the City, as he seeks the party's nomination for mayor in today's PASO elections.

  • 26/04/2015 | Argentina

    Michetti plays down rivalry inside PRO

    PRO candidate for the PASO primary elections Gabriela Michetti voted today in the neighbourhood of Balvanera, and attempted to play down reports of tension between herself and rival for the party mayoral nomination Horacio Rodríguez Larreta.

  • 25/04/2015 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires city votes candidates to succeed Mauricio Macri

    Over two million citizens were registered to vote in the Buenos Aires City PASO elections. It will be the first time that the Buenos Aires Mayor candidates will be chosen in a primary election.

  • 26/04/2015 | Argentina

    Larreta: We are all very calm

    PRO primary candidate for City mayor Horacio Larreta Rodríguez declared himself confident ahead of today's PASO elections, where he will attempt to overcome Gabriela Michetti to win the nomination for his party.

  • 19/04/2015 | Argentina

    PRO candidate calls for 'change once and for all'

    The PRO candidate for governor of Santa Fe province Miguel del Sel celebrated the PASO primary results that marked him out as leader in the race, while affirming that it was time for change in his speech to party supporters.

  • 19/04/2015 | Argentina

    Macri: Santa Fe showed its will to change

    Buenos Aires City Mayor and presidential hopeful for PRO Mauricio Macri has celebrated Miguel Del Sel’s victory in the Santa Fe PASO elections for governor pointing out the people of that province showed they want to “join a path towards change together with the rest of Argentines.”

  • 07/04/2015 | Argentina

    Sanz promises to 'respect' electoral deals with Renewal Front

    President of the Radical Civic Union's (UCR) National Committee Ernesto Sanz has affirmed that provincial electoral pacts with the Renewal Front should be respected by his party's politicians, despite the national deal struck with Mauricio Macri and the PRO.

  • 15/03/2015 | Argentina

    PRO, Carrió celebrate UCR decision

  • 15/03/2015 | Argentina

    Scioli: UCR, PRO alliance full of contradictions

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli has criticised the Radical Civic Union's decision to fight out the primary elections alongside the PRO, asserting that such a pact was based on contradictory positions.

  • 15/03/2015 | Argentina

    UCR Party votes to seal alliance with Macri, Carrió

    The Radical Party (UCR) National Convention voted to seal electoral alliances with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri’s PRO and Elisa Carrió’s Civic Coalition last night, following a tense 13-hour debate in Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos province.

  • 03/02/2015 | Argentina

    ‘Neither Carrió joins PRO nor we join the Civic Coalition’

    PRO party Senator Gabriela Michetti said that the electoral alliance between Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri and Civic Coalition’s lawmaker Elisa Carrió does not entail a “fusion” between the two political parties.

  • 20/01/2015 | Argentina

    Macri criticises CFK's letter

  • 31/01/2015 | Argentina

    'Macri was denounced by Carrió as corrupt'

    “Carrió broke the space she had built [referring to Broad Front UNEN] to make an alliance with a person she had denounced as corrupt,” Solanas said in a press release.

  • 17/01/2015 | Argentina

    Ernesto Sanz denies joining Macri as his VP

    Radical Party leader Ernesto Sanz, rejected today versions affirming he would share the presidential ticket with Mauricio Macri, head of the Pro Party.

  • 16/01/2015 | Argentina

    Michetti to dispute BA City Mayor elections

    The senator  has reached an agreement with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri and the two accorded she will lead the ticket for the upcoming elections.

  • 28/12/2014 | Argentina

    Massa: ‘Michetti would be a great City Mayor’

    Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa jumped into the Pro party intern, and expressed his support for Senator Gabriela Michetti, who yesterday announced her intentions to run as a candidate for Buenos Aires City elections in 2015.

  • 12/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Opposition leaders have no political projects, just personal ambitions’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said the main problem among opposition leaders is that they offer “no reliable (political) alternative” after BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri announced he was considering an agreement with the Broad Front UNEN for the 2015 elections.

  • 12/11/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires City workers go on strike, demand year-end bonus

    Buenos Aires City public employees from ATE union have called for a strike and a rally tomorrow against the decision of Mauricio Macri’s administration to deny workers a year-end bonus of 4,000 pesos.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    Macri wants Justice Zaffaroni’s successor to be named in 2016

    The mayor of Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri has joined the group of opposition leaders who have expressed their intentions to not work a consensus with the government over the replacement of Supreme Court judge Raúl Zaffaroni once his resignation becomes effective on December 31.

  • 10/11/2014 | Argentina

    Michetti says she prefers BA City mayorship over presidential ticket

    PRO’s senator Gabriela Michetti said she would rather run for Buenos Aires City mayoral election than as Mauricio Macri’s vicepresident in 2015 presidential elections. She said the final decision will be anounced “before the end of the year.”

  • 11/11/2014 | Argentina

    Macri admits possibility of FAU electoral pact

    PRO leader and City mayor Mauricio Macri has opened the door to a possible agreement with the Broad Front UNEN (FAU) ahead of the 2015 presidential elections, admitting that the PASO primary ballot could be the starting point for a joint formula between the non-peronist parties.

  • 15/10/2014 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández says opposition candidates' threats to abrogate laws are 'stupid'

    Ruling Victory Front’s senator Aníbal Fernández considered a “stupidity” the opposition candidates’ pledge to abrogate laws passed during the Kirchnerite administration if they win the 2015 elections.

  • 20/10/2014 | Argentina

    Tinelli honoured as City 'Illustrious Personality'

    The City of Buenos Aires Legislature 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.

  • 25/10/2014 | Argentina

    Macri assures he will confront a Kirchnerite candidate in second round of 2015

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri assured today he will confront a Kirchnerite candidate in a hypothetical second round scenario during the upcoming presidential elections of 2015.

  • 08/09/2014 | Argentina

    Macri praises PRO-UCR victory in Marcos Juárez election

    The Buenos Aires City mayor and head of PRO party Mauricio Macri celebrated the electoral triumph of PRO’s contender Pedro Dellarrossa, elected mayor of Marcos Juárez city in Córdoba province yesterday. “(The election) predicts a tsunami of change,” Macri said.

  • 09/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich on Macri's pledges: 'He wants a country for only a few'

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich criticized BA City mayor Mauricio Macri’s recent campaign pledges -to remove export taxes and lower inflation- saying they are “demagogic" and "lacking of foundation.” He warned that PRO party’s proposals entail “social exclusion” and “a country for only a few.”

  • 27/09/2014 | Argentina

    ‘There will be no future for us if we continue fighting with everyone’, Macri says

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri questioned President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s foreign policy today, and warned that “we can’t continue fighting with everyone.”

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    Opposition leaders, gov’t officials, businessmen gather at Council of Americas conference

    The Council of Americas 11° conference in Buenos Aires City gathered government officials, opposition leaders with presidential ambitions and businessmen at the exclusive Alvear Palace Hotel to discuss the country’s political and economic situation.

  • 01/09/2014 | Argentina

    Macri vows to remove export tax duties, lower inflation if elected president

    The mayor of Buenos Aires city vowed to lower inflation rates in two or three years and to “remove export tax duties” and “any impediment to export” if he is elected president in 2015 elections.

  • 08/09/2014 | Argentina

    Macri, CFK agree to postpone Federal Police withdrawal from BA City

    The mayor of BA City Mauricio Macri said that he talked with president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and agreed to keep Federal Police forces in Buenos Aires City neighbourhoods in coordination with Metropolitan Police. Last week, Security Secretary Sergio Berni had ordered the withdrawal of federal officers.

  • 14/08/2014 | Argentina

    UNEN Binner, Sanz close the door on Macri deal

    Amid tensions between the leaders of the Broad Front UNEN over lawmaker Elisa Carrió’s promotion of an electoral alliance with PRO, the Front’s lawmakers Ernesto Sanz and Hermes Binner rejected any deal with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri’s party.

  • 18/08/2014 | Argentina

    Cobos says UNEN-PRO alliance 'practically impossible'

    UCR Congressman and Presidential pre-candidate Julio Cobos said an alliance between UNEN and Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri’s PRO party is “practically imposible” and urged the Broad Front to stop “wasting effort.”

  • 21/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Macri more in tune with vultures, Griesa than with Argentina’s interests'

    The cabinet chief bashed Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri for his remarks against the national government’s plan to reopen the debt swap, replacing the Bank of New York Mellon with local Banco Nación as trustee.

  • 24/07/2014 | Argentina

    BA City Mayor Macri urges the gov't to pay holdout bondholders

    The mayor of Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri reiterated his belief that Argentina should “comply with [US Judge Thomas Griesa’s] ruling” that orders the country to pay holdout hedge funds in full by Wednesday.

  • 02/08/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli visits Villa 21, warns Macri: ‘This is also Buenos Aires City’

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli visited today the Villa 21-24 shanty town in the BA City neighbourhood of Barracas, as part of his political campaign towards the 2015 presidential elections. “Other parts of the city need to be taken into account,” he warned.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    City gov't backs down over Subway fare increase

    Mauricio Macri's City government has reversed its decision to increase fares on the BA subway system, which had been strongly criticised by both workers and members of the opposition in the capital.

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    Macri says Boudou must appear in Congress, face possible impeachment

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri said Vice-President Amado Boudou needed to appear in Congress and face a possible impeachment over his indictment in the Ciccone corruption case.

  • 09/07/2014 | Argentina

    Macri heads City's Independence Day ceremony

    The BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri headed the flag raising ceremony at Plaza de Mayo square at the country’s 198th Independence Day celebrations.

  • 17/07/2014 | Argentina

    Macri to avoid trial over phone-tapping charges

    The Federal Chamber confirmed today the resolution of federal judge Sebastián Casanello, who had declined to press charges against Macri due to lack of evidence. Three other individuals implicated in the case will face trial.

  • 23/06/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli to Macri: 'Who asked you to be my co-pilot?'

    After BA City mayor Mauricio Macri dismissed the possibility of an alliance with Buenos Aires Province governor Daniel Scioli, the former motor boat driver ironically said he never asked him to be his co-pilot. The governor rejected any alliance with Macri’s PRO Party saying that strategy “would never go forward”.

  • 29/06/2014 | Argentina

    BA City Mayor’s sister dies at 53

    Sandra Macri, BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri’s sister, died last night at 53, after a long battle against cancer, local media reported.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK inaugurates General Paz avenue's expansion

    The President cut the inaugural ribbon of the new 5-kilometer expansion of General Paz Avenue, accompanied by BA province governor Daniel Scioli and BA City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta.

  • 01/06/2014 | Argentina

    Cobos rejects electoral alliance with Macri

    Mendoza lawmaker Julio Cobos dismissed the possibility of an electoral alliance with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri for the 2015 presidential elections and stressed that his efforts are aimed to increase UNEN-Broad Front’s representation.

  • 03/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK, Macri to inaugurate Illia highway expansion

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will attend the inauguration of Illia highway expansion together with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri, amid a recent rapprochement and improvement of their political and institutional relation.

  • 03/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK, Macri praise dialogue between City, Federal Government

    President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri today attended together the inauguration of an expansion to the Illia highway, and highlighted the collaboration between the two administrations when it comes to “specific matters,” as the head of state described it.

  • 13/05/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano: Cristina-Macri talks show lack of convictions

    The leader of the General Workers' Confederation Azopardo faction, Hugo Moyano, has criticised recent co-operation between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and City mayor Mauricio Macri, opining that the pair have demonstrated a lack of political conviction in their collaboration.

  • 20/05/2014 | Argentina

    Do you want Macri to marry you?

    If you want a cool, upbeat wedding ceremony this is your chance: engineer graduate, technocrat politician and Freddie Mercury impersonator Mauricio Macri has offered himself as a wedding official.

  • 31/05/2014 | Argentina

    Macri, Carrio and Sanz meet rural representatives

    FAU leader Elisa Carrio, Radical Civic Union senator Ernesto Sanz and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri met today with representatives of the Argentine Rural Confederation in Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos, and discussed agricultural policies.

  • 06/05/2014 | Argentina

    Macri about CFK: 'In her rhetoric, inflation is not a serious issue'

    BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri revealed details of his recent phone conversations with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and said she belittled the importance of cost of living increases. “In her rhetoric, inflation is not a serious issue,” PRO party leader said.

  • 06/05/2014 | Argentina

    Cristina, Macri together at Facebook opening

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, were seen in a rare public appearance together, as the politicians headed the opening of social media giant Facebook's new office in the centre of the Argentine capital.

  • 11/05/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli seeks peronist allies in presidential bid

    Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli has affirmed that he will need the collaboration of every peronist provincial head if he is to succeed Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as president in 2015, singling out Córdoba's José Manuel de la Sota and Entre Ríos' Sergio Urribarri as key allies despite political differences with the pair.

  • 21/04/2014 | Argentina

    Broad Front UNEN leaders slam PRO links

    Senator Fernando 'Pino' Solanas and lawmakers Margarita Stolbizer and Ricardo Alfonsín have rejected the prospect of an alliance with the PRO party led by Mauricio Macri, casting doubt over the proposed Broad Front Unen alliance one day before its official launch.

  • 24/04/2014 | Argentina

    Macri rules out agreement with Broad Front-UNEN

    BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri rejected rumours suggesting a political alliance with the Broad Front UNEN, and called for its leaders to seek an agreement for “after the (presidential) elections,” in 2015.

  • 03/05/2014 | Argentina

    UNEN Broad Front referents reject alliance with Pro party

    UNEN Broad Front representatives signed today a public document where they proclaimed the rejection of a future political alliance with the Pro party, before the upcoming presidential elections of 2015.

  • 13/03/2014 | Argentina

    Timerman hits back at UK minister over Malvinas dispute

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman has responded to British Minister of State for the Foreign Office Hugo Swire, who stated earlier today that he would rather sit at the negotiating table with Sergio Massa or Mauricio Macri to discuss the sovereignty of the Malvinas.

  • 01/04/2014 | Argentina

    Macri blames ‘absent state’, justice over lynching cases

    BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri has blamed an “absent state” and the “lack of an integral security policy” over the recent lynching cases that happened in Santa Fe, Mendoza and the City neighborhood of Palermo.

  • 06/04/2014 | Argentina

    Columbus and an exercise in political wisdom

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    At the París Book Fair a fortnight ago, during the brief minute in which I greeted her, the president surprised me (and various colleagues were witness) by saying: “I know you often criticize me, Mempo, but you always do so in good faith, don’t stop.” Apart from feeling myself honoured, I considered it a display of political good sense.

  • 16/01/2014 | Argentina

    Vidal confirms Pro party intention to dispute BA province in 2015

    BA City Deputy Mayor, María Eugenia Vidal assured that the Pro party will dispute a place in BA province to join Mauricio Macri’s effort for the 2015 presidential election.

  • 26/01/2014 | Argentina

    Street vendors removed by City Gov't in Once raid

    Around 700 garbage bags full of clothing, trainers, toys and other products were seized today by the Metropolitan Police on the outskirts of Once station, Buenos Aires, in a surprise dawn raid that led to one person being arrested.

  • 15/02/2014 | Argentina

    Macri rejects alliance with Radicals and Socialists

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri visited Córdoba this afternoon, and rejected a political alliance with Socialist and Radicals, in the National Wheat Party celebrated in that province.

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    Macri, Scioli, to meet with Capitanich today

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich will meet today at the Government House with Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri. The meetings were going to be held tomorrow but were rescheduled for today.

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich and Macri agree on 'shared agenda' during meeting

    National Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich and Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri met today for the first time since the new cabinet member took his position, with both politicians exalting a "shared agenda" on addressing reporters following the summit.

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    Macri: Power cuts due to government energy policy

    Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri has placed responsibility for recent blackouts at the feet of the national government, stating that misguided energy policies were the reason for power cuts as power consumption reached record levels.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Macri vows to be 'change' president in 2015

    Buenos Aires mayor and PRO leader Mauricio Macri used today's legislative elections as a platform to announce his intention to run for president in 2015, and promised change as his party celebrated strong results in the City.

  • 17/11/2013 | Argentina

    Coupmongers and narcos in the news

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    Just as in children’s games (and this is not the first time this column has begun on that note) certain patterns of Argentine behaviour leave you not knowing whether to laugh or cry.

  • 25/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich to invite Macri, Bonfatti to meetings at Government House

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today announced he would submit formal invitations to Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, and Santa Fe Governor, Antonio Bonfatti, to hold meetings at the Government House.

  • 20/08/2013 | Argentina

    Macri confident PRO will get more votes in October

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri today said the PRO candidates “did well” in provinces such as Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Córdoba in the last primary elections and expressed confidence in the outcome of the upcoming midterms to be held in October.

  • 01/09/2013 | Argentina

    Macri guns for presidency in 2015

    Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri has revealed his presidential aspirations for the next elections in 2015, and also cast doubt on whether Renewal Front heavyweight Sergio Massa represents a real change from the current government of President Cristina Kirchner.

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK implies Macri connected to attempts to overthrow government

    As soon as she arrived in St Petersburg to attend the G20 meeting scheduled to begin tomorrow, president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner got into the Twitter spirit again and spitted out 40 tweets connecting Mayor of Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri with an alleged attempt to overthrow her government.

  • 30/07/2013 | Argentina

    Cabandié: ‘Macri is not solving structural issues’

    The head of Victory Front’s caucus at the City Legislature and pre-candidate for a seat at the Lower House Juan Cabandié today criticized what he called “deficiencies in the administration of the City government” headed by political foe, Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Macri confident UNEN voters will shift to PRO in October

    The outcome of yesterday’s primary elections in the City of Buenos Aires gave a decisive lead to PRO candidates Gabriela Michetti and Sergio Bergman although the UNEN was the most voted front, putting an end to Macri’s PRO long-standing hegemony in the capital city, ahead of October midterms.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    Metrobus South opens, 23km added to City bus network

    The Metrobus South, which links La Noria bridge and Constitución station with dedicated public transport routes, has been officially opened in Buenos Aires and according to the City government, will benefit 250,000 passengers a day.

  • 22/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri: Metrobus to open on Wednesday

    Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri has announced that the Metrobus line centred on the 9 de Julio avenue will be opened this Wednesday, and affirmed that the new transport service will mean "an enormous step forward to transform Buenos Aires into a green city."

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri inaugurates new Metrobus line

    "The Metrobus is and will be the transport system of the future," Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri said when he officially inaugurated the Metrobus line on 9 de Julio Avenue.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Filmus: Metrobus lanes are not solution to City traffic problems

    City senator and ex-mayoral candidate Daniel Filmus has questioned the new Metrobus line that has opened on 9 de Julio avenue, as he considers that "exclusive lanes are not the solution to transport problems."

  • 02/06/2013 | Argentina

    ‘Presenting Mauricio Macri as a peronist is a tough sell,’ Duhalde

    Former President Eduardo Duhalde said that “presenting Mauricio Macri as a peronist is a tough sell,” although he seemed optimistic about the possible creation of an alliance between the peronists and the PRO party.

  • 08/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri 'addressing worries over crime and insecurity'

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri, has affirmed that his administration has tackled "the people's first demand, which is worries over insecurity" and confirmed "the commitment to keep working to let people live in peace".

  • 09/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri: Columbus statue will not leave City

    City mayor Mauricio Macri vowed that the statue of Christopher Columbus "will not leave the city of Buenos Aires", and raised the stakes in his dispute with the national government over the sculpture's removal.

  • 16/05/2013 | Argentina

    City lawmakers challenge Macri's media decree

    Buenos Aires City lawmakers which belong to Nuevo Encuentro political group today presented the first challenge to the emergency decree signed by Mayor Mauricio Macri to "protect the freedom of press" in the City jurisdiction, as they consider it "unconstitutional."

  • 20/05/2013 | Argentina

    Decree on defence of press freedom cleared for debate

    Centre-right party PRO cleared Macri’s emergency decree on defence of the freedom of press (DNU in Spanish) and asked other non Kirchnerite lawmakers for support. The decree will be treated on May 30 in the City Legislature.

  • 27/05/2013 | Argentina

    Lavagna dismisses running in BA province or Massa alliance

    Former Economy minister Roberto Lavagna dismissed forming an alliance with Tigre mayor Sergio Massa in order to run for the Buenos Aires province in the October midterm elections. He also avoided discussing a possible agreement with Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 29/04/2013 | Argentina

    CTA, Public and Subway workers strike against Macri's supression

    Public servants, and Subway workers announced a series of rallies and strikes for tomorrow as protesting against BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri and the suppression unleashed by Met Police against health workers, patients and journalists at the Hospital Borda.

  • 10/05/2013 | Argentina

    For Macri, whitewash bill 'hides one problem with another one'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri strongly criticized the government's whitewashing bill. “They seek to cover one problem with another one,” Macri assured considering the official plan would transform Argentina into a “nation that operates in the short-term and permanently looks for patches.”

  • 14/05/2013 | Argentina

    Mayor Macri reaffirms City's sovereignty over press freedom

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri unveiled a decree which reaffirms the City's sovereignty over the protection of the freedom of press and expression. During a press briefing, Macri also announced the creation of a legal authority to discuss these issues.

  • 14/04/2013 | Argentina

    De Angeli joins Macri’s PRO party

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri launched farm leader Alfredo De Angeli’s candidacy for national senator in representation of the province of Entre Ríos, in the upcoming legislative elections to be held in October.

  • 19/04/2013 | Argentina

    Mayor Macri: ‘We’re not coup mongers’

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri, who supported the massive anti-Government protests that took place on Thursday evening, said that people who took to the streets “are not coup mongers” and repeated that this was “the largest protest in history” with over a million people demonstrating in the City alone.

  • 28/04/2013 | Argentina

    Garré urges Macri to 'rectify purpose' of Metropolitan Police

    Security Minister Nilda Garré condemned the actions carried out by the Metropolitan Police carried out at the Borda psychiatric hospital on Friday and urged the Macri administration to “rectify the police’s purpose."

  • 03/04/2013 | Argentina

    Macri urges national, BA province gov'ts to get hands on hydraulic works

    BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri gave a second press conference within the past 24 hours following the freak rainstorm that swept dozens of neighborhoods, and urged both national and BA provincial administrations to support the hydraulic public works on the Medrano underground river.

  • 04/04/2013 | Argentina

    Macri announces increase in subsidies, six-months ABL tax exemption for affected families

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri announced the signing of an emergency decree in which he ordered an increase in subsidies for those families affected by the storm and exempted them from paying the ABL property tax for six months.

  • 10/04/2013 | Argentina

    Mayor Macri assures 'City will hold' current storms

    City Government Mauricio Macri announced that the City would remain on a “moderate” storm alert on Wednesday night and assured that “considering the alert level, the people we will have out in the street will be more than necessary.”

  • 01/03/2013 | Argentina

    Macri: Subte A Line to reopen next week

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri confirmed that the Subte A Line will resume service next week and that he will invite President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to attend the reopening ceremony.

  • 01/03/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli blasts Macri in inauguration of legislative year

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli inaugurated the legislative year at the provincial Congress, where he criticized City Mayor Mauricio Macri by assuring that "by burrying garbage in the Province, anyone can have a 'Green City'."

  • 04/03/2013 | Argentina

    Macri brings forward A line reopening

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri announced today that the reopening of the subway Line A will be held on Wednesday instead of Friday, as it was reported.

  • 17/01/2013 | Argentina

    National, city governments continue dispute over subways

    The friction between the national government and city government over the management of the capital city’s subway line continued today, as Mauricio Macri outrightly dismissed national Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo’s invitation to a meeting on city transport.

  • 22/01/2013 | Argentina

    Macri says he 'has what it takes' to run for president in 2015

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri once again assured he would not be running for a congressional seat in the midterm elections this year, and stated that he believes "he has what it takes" to run for president in 2015.

  • 29/01/2013 | Argentina

    Macri urges CFK to 'let him work in peace'

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri rejected President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s latest criticism towards him over the hike in the subway tariffs scheduled to be applied in March and asked her to “let him work in peace.”

  • 03/01/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli, Macri inaugurate waste reciclying plant

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli, and BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri inaugurated today waste treatment and recycling plant as part of the two districts agreement intended to reduce the amounts of garbage the City sends to waste fills in Greater Buenos Aires.

  • 10/01/2013 | Argentina

    Macri snubs Libertad celebrations

    The Mayor of Buenos Aires City, Mauricio Macri snubbed the celebrations held yesterday for the return of the Libertad frigate, which were hosted by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Mar del Plata.

  • 16/01/2013 | Argentina

    Randazzo summons Scioli, Macri to reject Subte price hike

    Interior and Transportation Minister Florencio Randazzo has summoned Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli and City Mayor Mauricio Macri to a meeting this Friday at the Metropolitan Transportation Agency to express his rejection over the new subway fare hike.

  • 01/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA City takes over subway service, Macri critical of national gov't

    As the Buenos Aires city government took over control of the subway service, Mayor Mauricio Macri sharply criticized the national government over their treatment of the transport system.

  • 02/01/2013 | Argentina

    'Macri is not authorised to raise the subway fares,' city lawmaker says

    Buenos Aires lawmaker Delia Bisutti rejected today Mauricio Macri’s claims that the subway fares could be put up to as much as $6 pesos, stating that the city government “had no reason to, nor is it authorized” to apply “a indiscriminate hike” on ticket prices.

  • 03/01/2013 | Argentina

    Pianelli calls Macri 'irresponsible' after suggesting drastic Subway fare hike

    Secretary General of the Subway and Tram Union Association, Roberto Pianelli, came on stage this morning to call BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri “irresponsible” after the latter unveiled the possibility of a drastic fare hike.

  • 14/12/2012 | Argentina

    City Legislature approves 2013 Budget

    The Buenos Aires City legislature approved this morning the 2013 Budget, with 31 votes in favour and 22 abstentions. The bill implies a total expenditure of 40.55 billion pesos, will increase income tax and push up ABL City taxes by 23 percent.

  • 19/12/2012 | Argentina

    'If Legislature doesn’t approve subway transfer, it’ll fall into limbo again'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri said today that if the city legislature “doesn’t approve” the subway transfer to the city government, the service “will fall into limbo again.”

  • 20/12/2012 | Argentina

    City Legislature approves subway transfer

    The Buenos Aires subway service is now in the hands of centre-right PRO government run by Mauricio Macri after receiving the final nod by lawmakers at the city legislature today. 

  • 04/12/2012 | Argentina

    Macri promises to reduce amount of city waste sent to BA province deposits

    Daniel Scioli, Buenos Aires province governor and City Mayor Mauricio Macri reached an accord over the waste issue between the capital and the province today, with the City mayor agreeing to enforce the reduction of waste that is sent to the province’s deposits.

  • 05/12/2012 | Argentina

    'CFK rejected best waste solution,' Rodríguez Larreta

    After the City government pledged to reduce the garbage the district sends to landfills in Greater BA, City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta considered that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner had the “most natural" solution in her hands but did not approve it.

  • 08/12/2012 | Argentina

    Macri praises Civil and Commercial Court over Media Law ruling

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri praised today the judges of the Civil and Commercial Court which extended the injuction placed by Clarín Group against the disinvestment clause of the Media Law and accused the Government of “saying anything to attackand discredit others.”

  • 29/11/2012 | Argentina

    'Zero rubbish': Macri calls Scioli to 'work without artificial divisions'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri assured he will send his team to the meeting summoned by Governor Daniel Scioli to debate the "zero rubbish" law, and considered that "there's only one metropolitan area and it must work without artificial divisions."

  • 30/11/2012 | Argentina

    Larreta calls Scioli's waste ultimatum 'aggressive'

    Following the crossfire yesterday between Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli and City Mayor Mauricio Macri over the rubbish dispute, City Cabinet Chief called the province’s response as “aggressive.”

  • 01/12/2012 | Argentina

    Macri asks Scioli to not 'Kirchnerise' waste dispute

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri asked today BA province Governor Daniel Scioli “not to ‘kirchnerise’” the discussion over urban solid waste “with the use of aggressions”, as the national government has already got into the dispute charging against Macri’s administration.

  • 11/11/2012 | Argentina

    Macri refers to CFK's speech after 8N protest

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri referred to the speech President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner after the 8N pot-banging protest, and released a photograph of the demonstration.

  • 13/11/2012 | Argentina

    Macri announces City to take over subway service

    Mayor Mauricio Macri announced that the City will take over the subway service “without leaving aside none of our claims” and will send a bill to the local Legislature thus ending a long feud with the national government. “If we don’t take responsibility over the situation will only be worse.”

  • 29/11/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli urges Macri to comply with zero rubbish law

    Buenos Aires provine governor Daniel Scioli urged City Mayor Mauricio Macri to comply with the so-called “zero rubbish” law, which forces him to reduce solid urban refuse being sent to the landfills in the province.

  • 07/11/2012 | Argentina

    Crossfire on the verge of 8-N anti-gov't protest

    Pro and anti-government officials, politicians and lawmakers took to the nation’s radio stations to speak out on tomorrow’s planned 8-N anti-government pot-banging protest.

  • 08/11/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition leaders avoid march, Twitter

    Although many members of opposition blocs took advantage of this demonstration and had already confirmed they were going to take part of it, the main leaders were not present in the "8N" gathering points.

  • 09/11/2012 | Argentina

    'People don't want to wait 3 years to resolve issues'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri referred to the pot-banging protest that were held at Plaza de Mayo square and the Obelisk by stating that "people doesn't want to wait three years to get their issues solved."

  • 29/10/2012 | Argentina

    Senator Fernández bashes Macri over Subway transfer

    Senator Aníbal Fernández (Victory Front) assured today that BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri “not only doesn’t like to work, but also shows a total disrespect for the law”, in another attack to the business tycoon's refusal to move forward with the Subway transfer.

  • 04/11/2012 | Argentina

    Macri backs 8N anti-gov't protest

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri expressed support for the upcoming opposition protest planned for November 8, saying that it’s constructive and promised from now to 2015 to campaign hard for change.

  • 04/11/2012 | Argentina

    De Vido: 'If Macri backs 8N, then he better lead it and tell us his gov't program'

    Planning Minister Julio De Vido said that if BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri feels himself represented by the November 8 movement that’s planning a massive march against the government, “he better take the lead, set a platform at the Obelisk monument and explain what his government program is, if he does have one."

  • 22/10/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano dismisses claims of 2015 political alliance with Macri

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri and the head of the anti-government sector of the CGT umbrella labour union Hugo Moyano showed a united front at a meeting hosted by the UATRE farm hands union today, dismissing claims that they might form a political alliance ahead of the 2015 election.

  • 23/10/2012 | Argentina

    BA City Mayor vetoes abortion law

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri signed the veto of the non-punishable abortion law that had been approved a month ago by the Legislature, stating that "it has prescriptions that exceed the guidelines set by the National Supreme Court of Justice."

  • 24/10/2012 | Argentina

    CTA-CGT tension mounts after Moyano's approach to Macri

    The Head of the CTA dissident umbrella union Pablo Micheli came on stage to suggest that CGT labour confederation secretary-general Hugo Moyano is making a "huge mistake" if a political alliance with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri were established.

  • 09/10/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires City first non punishable abortion suspended

    A court decision prevented Buenos Aires’s City first non punishable abortion to be carried out today. The decision came after a Pro Life Organization filed a formal complaint against the medical procedure.

  • 14/10/2012 | Argentina

    Binner: 'An alliance with Macri would be like mixing water with oil'

    The leader of the Broad Progressive Front (FAP) and former Santa Fe governor, Hermes Binner, ruled out any possibility of creating an electoral front with BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, assuring that “doing so would be like trying to mix water with oil.”

  • 21/10/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'I don't see any reason for not meeting with Macri'

    CGT Labour Confederation Secretary General Hugo Moyano, defended the meeting he is to have on Monday with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri, as part of the annual meeting of the Agricultural Workers Trade Group.

  • 27/09/2012 | Argentina

    Randazzo calls Scioli, Macri for Metropolitan Transport Agency meeting

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo announced he called City Mayor Mauricio Macri and Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli for a meeting next Wednesday to conform the Metropolitan Transport Agency.

  • 03/10/2012 | Argentina

    Macri urges protesting officials to 'return home to their families'

    Mayor Mauricio Macri accused the National Government of “mistreating the armed forces for a decade,” but urged the protesting members of the Gendarmerie and the Coast Guard to “return home to their families” since “they cannot take the streets.”

  • 05/10/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires City Gov't to veto 'non-punishable' abortion law

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri decided to veto the non-punishable abortion law that had been approved by the Legislature, after announcing that the first intervention will be carried of next week, but based in the Health Ministry's ruling.

  • 17/09/2012 | Argentina

    BA City new Health Minister takes office

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri headed the ceremony in which Graciela Reybaud was sworn in as the new Health Minister, replacing Jorge Lemus.

  • 24/09/2012 | Argentina

    BA only city in the world without subsidized transport, Pianelli says

    The secretary general of the Subway and Tram Union Association, Roberto Pianelli, renewed his complaints against Mayor Mauricio Macri’s administration for not having contemplated subsidy funds for the service in the 2013 budget.

  • 26/09/2012 | Argentina

    'Let's hope the City Gov't doesn't decide to close the subway,' Randazzo

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo hopes that “the City Mayor doesn’t decide to close the subway” as the Metrovías concessionary company announced that the service cannot continue without subsidies, which Macri refuses pay.

  • 29/08/2012 | Argentina

    Teachers announce Friday strike over Macri sanctions

    Secretary-general of UTE-CTERA Teachers' union Eduardo López announced a 24-hour strike for this Friday after the City Ministry of Education decided to remove six teachers from their positions in a Monte Castro public school over a “disrespectful representation” of Mayor Mauricio Macri and Education Minister Esteban Bullrich in a video mocking.

  • 06/09/2012 | Argentina

    Macri: 'CFK's eternity project responds to huge ego, pettiness'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri came on stage to dilapidate President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s hopes for a third term by making clear he will battle any possible constitutional reform attempt.

  • 14/09/2012 | Argentina

    'The protests filled me with pride,' says City Mayor

    Mayor of Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri spoke today on the mass anti-government protest that took place across the country yesterday remarking that it filled him with “pride” and that he hoped the message of the people would reach the President.

  • 15/08/2012 | Argentina

    'Macri should govern the City and not think of 2015'

    Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina urged City Mayor Mauricio Macri "to stop with his whims and start governing,” regarding the subway strike that lasted 10 days

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    Amid tension with Nat'l Gov't, De la Sota meets with Macri

    Amid clashes in Córdoba province, Governor José Manuel De la Sota received Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri to discuss a joint collaboration.

  • 28/08/2012 | Argentina

    Six teachers removed from school over video mocking Macri, Bullrich

    The City Ministry of Education informed that it had decided to remove six teachers from their positions in a Monte Castro public school over a “disrespectful representation” of Mayor Mauricio Macri and Education Minister Esteban Bullrich.

  • 13/08/2012 | Argentina

    Subway: strike is lifted after workers, Metrovías reach agreement

    Subway workers announced that they were ending the strike they began 10 days ago after reaching an agreement with Metrovías. The subway service is expected to resume normally on Tuesday.

  • 13/08/2012 | Argentina

    National, City governments enter crossfire over subway 'nightmare'

    The national and capital city governments continued the grand row over who was responsible for the subway strike that lasted a total of ten days, as Senator Aníbal Fernández pointed the finger at Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri for the strike, while City Cabinet Chief Horacio Larreta labelled it "a hostage situation."

  • 13/08/2012 | Argentina

    Macri charges against National Gov't once more over subway conflict

    City Government Mauricio Macri said in a radio interview that the City government cannot apply sanctions on the Metrovías company for not resuming the subway service because “it is a concessionary that bears no relationship to it since “it is the National Government who is granting its concession.”

  • 10/08/2012 | Argentina

    'Subway delegates have the Nat'l Gov't support to continue with the strike'

    After the negotiations failed and a week of traffic chaos, Buenos Aires City Mayor gave a press conference in which he blamed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for the subway strike.

  • 11/08/2012 | Argentina

    City Gov't fines unionists on strike nearly 5 million pesos

    The City Government sanctioned today the dissident subway workers –currently leading the longest subway strike in Argentine history, lasting a total of eight days so far- for five million pesos and reported them to the Judiciary and to the national Labour Ministry.

  • 12/08/2012 | Argentina

    National gov’t seeks to subjugate the BA City, Macri says

    Amidst the political tug of war that has held hostage almost one million City commuters daily for the past ten days, BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, reaffirmed its position to assert that the current situation is part of “several lies incurred by the national government.”

  • 07/08/2012 | Argentina

    Subway strike to continue one more day

    Subway workers will hold a fifth consecutive day of strike after wage hike negotiations with breakway union AGTSyP, UTA union leaders, Metrovías concessionary company, SBASE officials and City lawmaker María José Lubertino and a Federal Judge failed.

  • 08/08/2012 | Argentina

    Subway: Workers confirm sixth day of strike on Thursday

    After failing again to come to an agreement, unionists confirmed the decision to extend the subway strike one more day. “The City Government is responsible for this,” spokesman Enrique Rossito explained, and once again called on all parties involved in the conflict to convene to discuss salaries.

  • 10/08/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers' strike to continue after failed meeting

    AGTSyP subway workers union announced that they failed to reach an agreement with licensee company Metrovías and that the strike will continue for another 24 hours.

  • 19/07/2012 | Argentina

    Macri blasts the Gov’t: 'Arrogance does not motivate anything'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri rejected the National Government’s political prods made toward the City Goverment regarding the subway conflict and stated that “arrogance does not motivate anything.”

  • 30/07/2012 | Argentina

    Garré says Macri 'has a psychological problem'

    Security Minister Nilda Garré once again blasted the Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli’s current anti-crime policies and assured that City Mayor Mauricio Macri “has a psychological problem” because “he’s always playing the victim.” 

  • 31/07/2012 | Argentina

    City Gov't bites back at Garré over city security

    Buenos Aires City Security Minister Guillermo Montenegro bit back at his national government counterpart Nilda Garré, after her comments over national security, where she accused City of “overdramatizing” the issue, stating that it was “wrong” to compare crime rates in the province with those in the capital.

  • 18/07/2012 | Argentina

    Rubbish piles up, collection services interrupted for third day

    Buenos Aires City was as dirty as it gets as thousands of bags pile up on the streets as rubbish collection companies lead into the third consecutive day of protests, thus paralyzing all services even though the CEAMSE conflict had finally been solved.

  • 18/07/2012 | Argentina

    Subway stalemate: Randazzo says Macri 'running out of options'

    Interior minister Florencio Randazzo reiterated today the City’s responsibility for the subway system administration. The official stated Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri was “running out of options” while stressing the local government should accept responsibility for the system.

  • 18/07/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli urges Environment official to resolve rubbish conflict

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli urged his Environment Secretary, Eduardo Aparicio, to resolve the ongoing conflict at the CEAMSE landfill that has paralyzed all waste collection for the past three days, according to the governor’s spokesperson.

  • 13/06/2012 | Argentina

    BA City Mayor praises Gov't housing plan, calls for 'transparency'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri praised the Government’s new housing plan but said he hoped it was "transparent."

  • 22/06/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters' strike 'a wake up call for CFK', Macri

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri warned that “arrogant governments do no get us anywhere” and said he considers next week’s march and general strike as a wake up call to the President.

  • 09/07/2012 | Argentina

    Macri calls for gov’t unity during Independence Day celebrations

    Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri called for governmental “unity” today after participating in a rally at Plaza de Mayo, downtown Buenos Aires, as part of the Independence Day celebrations.

  • 07/06/2012 | Argentina

    Randazzo calls Scioli, Macri to discuss City transport

    After taking charge of the Transport Secretariat, which was yesterday transferred to the Interior Ministry, Florencio Randazzo called Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli and City Mayor Mauricio Macri to a meeting to discuss the creation of an tri-party organization to coordinate transport services in the Metropolitan area.

  • 08/06/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't says transport meeting 'positive'

    The meeting between Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo, Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri and Buenos Aires Province Governor, Daniel Scioli finished just after midday, in which the plans for the makeup of the tripartite entity coordinating transport in the Metropolitan area were discussed.

  • 08/06/2012 | Argentina

    Macri to stand trial over illegal wiretapping probe

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri will stand trial over the illegal wiretapping probe, a court ruled. Macri is accused of being a member of an illicit organization which ilegally wiretapped City residents, politicians and businessmen.

  • 16/05/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't blasts Macri, Metrovías over subway conflict

    The Government once again accused the Mayor Mauricio Macri’s administration of not “owning up to its responsibilities,” regarding the subway service and urged them “to start to work and find a solution” to the wage talks of subway workers, who are holding a 36 hour strike.

  • 17/05/2012 | Argentina

    Wiretapping: Oyarbide says jurisprudence backs his decision

    Judge Norberto Oyarbide said today that his decision to close the wiretapping investigation stance putting Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri closer to being tried has been "poorly interpreted."

  • 19/05/2012 | Argentina

    'Forcing Macri to take over the subway is like forcing him to solve Greek inflation'

    PRO lawmaker Federico Pinedo assured today he is willing to mediate in the subway conflict to avoid next week’s three day strike, but insisted that the solution of the dispute between Metrovías and unions lies on the national Government.

  • 12/05/2012 | Argentina

    Macri blasts opposition for 'supporting Kirchnerite initiatives'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri reaffirmed today that “to be part of the opposition means to put across a different and more personal view,” and to that effect blasted some blocs for “saying that they represent the opposition, but they end up supporting all of the initiatives put forward by the Kirchnernites.”

  • 16/05/2012 | Argentina

    Wiretapping: Oyarbide sends Macri to trial

    Federal Judge Norberto Oyarbide decided to send all of the defendants involved in the illegal wiretapping case to trial, including Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri and former city police chief, Jorge Palacios.

  • 16/05/2012 | Argentina

    Macri: 'It's a politically-driven stunt'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri came on stage today after Judge Norberto Oyarbide decided to send him to trial over the illegal wiretapping probe.

  • 08/05/2012 | Argentina

    Transport Secretary urges Macri to 'sit down and work' to solve subway conflict

    Transport Secretary Alejandro Ramos urged City Mayor Mauricio Macri to “sit down and talk” to subway workers and Metrovías representatives in order to reach a wage deal.

  • 09/05/2012 | Argentina

    Cabandié: 'The only person capable of ruining Buenos Aires City is Macri'

    City legislator for the Victory Front bloc, Juan Cabandié, responded to BA City Mauricio Macri’s disapproving comments against the National Government made yesterday, and stated that Macri was “the only person capable of ruining Buenos Aires with a debt increase of 190 percent since his appointment.”

  • 10/05/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't: Macri is 'always complaining, nothing makes him happy'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner once again blasted City Mayor Mauricio Macri over the subway management transfer and said he “is always complaining” and nothing makes him happy.

  • 19/04/2012 | Argentina

    Macri admits YPF would remain Argentine if elected president

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri once again criticized the Fernández de Kirchner administration over the decision to expropriate YPF, although he acknowledged that were he chosen president in 2015 the company would remain in the hands of the state. 

  • 21/04/2012 | Argentina

    Macri to CFK: ‘Don’t turn YPF debate into a partisan issue’

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri urged President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner not to turn the YPF expropriation debate “into a partisan issue” on Saturday after the Head of State accused him of making “nonsensical statements” related to the Government’s controversial decision.

  • 08/05/2012 | Argentina

    Macri blasts Nat'l gov't for YPF 'confiscation', Subte handover

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri lashed out at Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration today for the expropriation of YPF shares and the controversial Subte system handover.

  • 15/03/2012 | Argentina

    'We are open to the transfer, but we also need the funds,' Macri

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, came on stage today to claim for a solution “within the law” in order to move forward with the transfer of the Subway management and 33 urban bus lines.

  • 29/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK grants BA City 3-month extension to obey subway transfer

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced a three-month extension on the Subway transfer so that the capital’s City government can implement a new security service, after the Lower House passed yesterday the subway transfer bill.

  • 30/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Macri must take responsibility for the subway,' Abal Medina

    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."

  • 13/03/2012 | Argentina

    After heated discussion, Senate clears subway draft bill for debate

    The draft bill ordering City Hall to honour its agreement with the National Government and accept the transfer of the subway management, as well as 33 bus lines and the Puerto Madero tram, was approved by three committees after a very heated debate and will be voted on the Senate floor on March 21st.

  • 14/03/2012 | Argentina

    UCR to back public transport transfer to BA City

    UCR Senator Gerardo Morales anticipated today that the Radical Party will vote in favour of the Subway, Pre-metro and Puerto Madero trams, and 33 bus lines transfer bill that was clear for debate by the Senate during yesterday’s heat-up special Upper House committees session.  

  • 14/03/2012 | Argentina

    'This is a one-way decision making gov't,' Macri bashes CFK administration

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri once again triggered some piquant remarks against the administration of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as he claimed for “a true federal government and not just one pretended for official speeches.”

  • 09/03/2012 | Argentina

    Macri says City lacks funds to keep subsidies on bus lines

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri came on stage after the national government sent a bill to Congress to transfer 33 bus lines to the City's scope.

  • 10/03/2012 | Argentina

    Judge summons Nat'l, City Gov'ts to hearing over subway service transfer

    Judge Nidia Cicero ruled that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration must guarantee security at the subway stations with the Federal Police until April 1st and also summoned National and City Governments for an hearing in order to reach an agreememn

  • 10/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Garré lies to CFK, ' Macri assures

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri called Security Minister Nilda Garré a liar and assured that if any member of his cabinet ever lied to him, he would fire that person immediately, as the dispute over the subway service transfer continues.

  • 06/03/2012 | Argentina

    National Gov't files lawsuit against City over subway transfer

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration filed a lawsuit against the Buenos Aires City government to urge Mayor Mauricio Macri to fulfil the obligations stated at the agreement signed over the transfer of the subway service administration.

  • 08/03/2012 | Argentina

    More bumps arise on Subway transfer road

    After President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced she will send a bill to Congress to ratify the agreement between the national and City governments regarding the transfer of the subway service, BA City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta counter-attacked saying the transfer also depends on the approval of the City Legislature.

  • 08/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Macri does not like dark-haired, Greater Buenos Aires folk,' De Vido

    Following the crossfire between the National and City Governments regarding the subway service transfer, Planning Minister Julio De Vido officially announced the drafting of a congressional bill seeking to ratify the measure, and blasted Mayor Mauricio Macri for refusing to complete the transfer of the subway's management.

  • 02/03/2012 | Argentina

    Macri accuses CFK of 'stating falsehoods' over subway service

    Mayor Mauricio Macri assured President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner "stated seven falsehoods" regarding the transfer of the management of the subway service and summoned her for a private meeting to work in the issue.

  • 05/03/2012 | Argentina

    Nat'l Gov't urges City to take over Subway system

    The National Government urged the City administration to take responsibility for the management of the subway system and lashed out at Mayor Mauricio Macri for rejecting the handover.

  • 05/03/2012 | Argentina

    Macri takes subway management conflict to court

    The ongoing conflict between the City and the National Government over who takes over the management of the subway administration has landed in court. Mayor Mauricio Macri filed for a precautionary measure, City Hall sources confirmed.

  • 01/03/2012 | Argentina

    Macri opens BA City Legislative year blasting national government

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri officially opened the Legislative sessions for 2012 at the City Legislature this morning with a harsh opening speech aimed to the national government.

  • 01/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK on Macri: 'What City does he think he's the Mayor of: New York?'

    During her speech at the Congressional opening, she stated "The City Mayor cannot refuse and/or reject a contract he signed some 90 days ago. Today he realized that the Subway carriages are too old. Come on! What City does he think he's the Mayor of: New York?"

  • 01/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Our transportation systems must be improved,' Garré

    Security Minister Nilda Garré assured that City Mayor Mauricio Macri "uses excuses and that the withdrawal of Federal Police officers is no serious argument, because 250 officers are easily manageable for any person with administration skills” and admitted that "all of our transport systems must be improved."

  • 23/02/2012 | Argentina

    Macri calls for 'deep analysis to determine why these incidents occur'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri congratulated the SAME emergency medical assistance service, Metropolitan Police and Civil Defence for their effective work in the Once train crash. “What we really need is a deep analysis to understand why these things happen,” he said.

  • 29/02/2012 | Argentina

    Macri suspends negotiations for transfer of subway management

    In a live press conference from City Hall, Mayor Mauricio Macri said that “the quality of the subway system doesn’t differ much from that of the railway system.” He accused the National Government of engaging in a “10-year disinvestment process” and criticized the Government’s decision to remove all Federal Police officers from the Subway stations.

  • 29/02/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't says Macri's decision is 'irresponsible, incoherent'

    Several National Government officials reacted to Mayor Mauricio Macri’s decision to suspend all negotiations in the transfer of the subway management and said his move was “irresponsible” and “incoherent.”

  • 01/02/2012 | Argentina

    Rodríguez Larreta justifies Macri's vetoes

    City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta justified Mayor Mauricio Macri’s veto of several laws, which were criticized by opposition members. “Each veto has its justification. And of the 1500 laws voted in the last four years, most of them are in force, and only five percent of laws are vetoed,” Rodríguez Larreta explained.

  • 02/02/2012 | Argentina

    Day after the storm: 30 traffic lights broken, power cuts affect BA city

    There were thirty city traffic lights reportedly out of service while many neighbourhoods were still being affected by power cuts following the storms that affected the Capital last night. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner contacted Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri by phone, to offer any help he needed in dealing with effects of yesterday’s floods.

  • 14/02/2012 | Argentina

    Macri questions subway handover; Gov’t reacts

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri questioned today the transferring of the subway system from federal power to the City government. "If the national government keeps taking one-way decisions, the handover might never happen."

  • 12/01/2012 | Argentina

    Fernández urges Macri to 'explain' alleged campaign ties to 'pimp'

    Senator Aníbal Fernández urged City Mayor Mauricio Macri to “come out and explain” what is behind the recent accusations made by the La Alameda NGO, that say an alleged pimp was a large contributor to his 2011 reelection campaign.

  • 17/01/2012 | Argentina

    Macri ratifies subway fare hike

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri came on stage to ratify the 127 percent subway fare hike after City Judge Fernando Juan Lima yesterday rejected requests for legal protection on subway fares, meaning that a one-way ticket will continue to cost 2.50 pesos.

  • 17/01/2012 | Argentina

    City mayor denies campaign ties to head of human trafficking ring

    After recent accusations that Mauricio Macri’s mayoral campaign had ties to the leader of a prostitution and human trafficking ring, the mayor denied knowing him as well as receiving any donations from him.

  • 05/01/2012 | Argentina

    Subway fare increase is 'illegal', former mayor Ibarra says

    Former city mayor Aníbal Ibarra affirmed today that the subway fare increase decided by Buenos Aires City Government and to be instated tomorrow, is “illegal” and that the agreement has not yet been approved by the City Legislature. Furthermore Ibarra accused Macri’s administration of wanting to “pocket the subsidies”.

  • 05/01/2012 | Argentina

    'Macri should reconsider what he did,' Senator Filmus

    Senator Daniel Filmus came on stage to say that the considerable subway fare hike conducted by BA Mayor Mauricio Macri “is totally disproportionate, and lacks of all planning and serious evaluation a measure like this deserves.”

  • 06/01/2012 | Argentina

    'We assume political costs of the Subway fare hike,' City Gov't

    The City Economy Minister Néstor Grindetti, came on stage to defend Mauricio Macri’s administration’s decision to bump up Subway fares to $2.50 pesos per journey, and said that they are open to “assuming the political cost of uncovering a situation that was previously kept quiet.”

  • 27/12/2011 | Argentina

    Macri insists on finding 'reasonable schedule' for Subway transfer

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri once again asked the National Government for a “reasonable schedule” in the transfer of the subway’s management and assured that his administration “is glad to take over the service.”

  • 28/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK 'humbly' asks Macri to take control of the Subway by Jan 2

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner once again asked BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri to “take control of the subway lines administration as of January 2.”

  • 03/01/2012 | Argentina

    National, City governments sign Subway handover

    The National Government and the BA City administration finally came to an agreement and signed the handover for the City’s Subway and Tram transport systems, at the Economy Ministry.

  • 10/12/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition hopes for new era of working together with Gov't

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri said “we hope to work together with the Government" for the next four years as he arrived in Congress to attend President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s inauguration ceremony. Earlier, lawmaker Ricardo Alfonsín urged the President to "fix whatever needs to be fixed."

  • 15/12/2011 | Argentina

    'If we follow this path, we'll end up with another resolution 125'

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri called for dialogue between CGT umbrella union leader Hugo Moyano and the Government and warned that “if we continue down this path, we will end up with a conflict like the one triggered by resolution 125 grain export duties.”

  • 26/12/2011 | Argentina

    Macri: 'We are building a national choice for 2015 elections'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri said today he feels responsible “for building a choice for 2015” referring to his aspirations for that year's presidential elections.

  • 07/12/2011 | Argentina

    Garré rules out transfer of Federal Police to the City

    Security Minister Nilda Garré assured that regarding drug-trafficking, this year there was a “record of confiscation,” and announced the “reinforcement” in several zones to continue with the fight against drugs. She also ruled out the transferring the Federal Police to Buenos Aires City.

  • 09/12/2011 | Argentina

    Macri calls for 'City, Provinces, Nat'l Gov't to collaborate'

    In a fairly brief speech today at the City Legislature, Mauricio Macri focused on creating “social peace” amongst Argentines, while affirming the importance of resolving more social and climatic issues during his mandate. In a special ceremony this morning at the City Legislature, City Mayor Mauricio Macri was being be re-sworn in alongside his deputy, María Vidal.

  • 09/12/2011 | Argentina

    City gov't ministers sworn in: no major changes to cabinet

    The new Cabinet members of the Buenos Aires City Government were today sworn in, in the city neighbourhood of Barracas, with newly reinstated City Mayor Mauricio Macri present, alongside his deputy, María Eugenia Vidal.  

  • 04/11/2011 | Argentina

    Subway control transfer progresses after meeting

    Planning Minister Julio De Vido and City Mayor Mauricio Macri, carried out a meeting to analyse the next steps, following the transfer of the control of the city’s Subway and premetro system. During the meeting, the signing of an agreement was arranged to take place next week.

  • 16/11/2011 | Argentina

    Further subsidy cuts are 'very positive,' Macri

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri stated that the Government’s decision to extend subsidy cuts is “ very positive,” and highlighted that “it’s reasonable that we move from a model that hands subsidies to those who have more and move to concentrate on those who need them the most.”

  • 25/11/2011 | Argentina

    City Legislature passes ABL property tax substantial hike

    City lawmakers passed the City’s budget for 2012 and a substantial hike (66 percent) of the ABL property tax, as well the reform of the Tax Code, at a marathon session at the Buenos Aires City Legislature that had started shortly before 8pm with 31 lawmakers present.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Macri:'We've reached split-ballot record in BA City'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor and head of PRO bloc Mauricio Macri assured that “we have reached a record of split-ballot in the City,” and congratulated Federico Pinedo and Jorge Macri for their performance in the election.

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    Macri salutes CFK, already thinking 2015

    Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri congratulated newly reelected Cristina Fernandéz de Kirchner for her triumph at Argentine polls yesterday and reiterated he is willing to “work together.”

  • 03/11/2011 | Argentina

    Macri considers Subway administration shift a 'positive move'

    Buenos Aires Capital city mayor Mauricio Macri considered a ‘positive move’ the transferring of administration of the subway system and the premetro in Buenos Aires to the City by the State government.

  • 19/10/2011 | Argentina

    Macri pledges to support CFK if she's reelected

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, kept sending signs of conciliation to the national government as the business tycoon assured that if President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is reelected on Sunday, “she will count with the entire support of the City government.”

  • 20/10/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK will clearly be re-elected,' says Macri

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri stated that it was “clear” that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner would be re-elected, maintaining no doubts over vote counts at this weekend’s elections.

  • 20/10/2011 | Argentina

    Macri, PRO candidates close campaign

    Mayor Mauricio Macri lead a rally in which the PRO party’s candidates for the City, Vicente López and Lanús closed their campaigns three days before the elections.

  • 04/10/2011 | Argentina

    Macri opens new Subte station on H line

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri, opened the H line Parque Patricios subte station today. Jorge Telerman and ex president Fernando de la Rúa attended the ceremony, amongst others.

  • 12/10/2011 | Argentina

    Macri vows City 'will remain on alert' after possible terror threats

    Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri assured that the city remains “on alert and will be at the service of the National Government” when facing the possibility of a terrorist attack like the one suggested by the United States on Tuesday. 

  • 18/10/2011 | Argentina

    Macri taken to hospital for checkup after 'feeling dizzy'

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri was taken to the Fernández Hospital on Tuesday after feeling dizzy while he was exercising at a nearby gym, his spokesman confirmed.

  • 29/08/2011 | Argentina

    'It's almost impossible to beat CFK,' Macri

    BA City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, admitted today that it is “almost impossible” to beat President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in October’s presidential elections. Likewise, the business tycoon said that the government’s high popularity is due to “its own merits but also due to mistakes made by the opposition.”

  • 20/09/2011 | Argentina

    Macri re-launches PRO campaign

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri re-launched the campaign of the candidates for lawmakers with a conciliatory message, in which he also referred to the return of his ex-ally in the 2009 election, Felipe Solá, to the pro-government party.

  • 29/09/2011 | Argentina

    Judge summons Macri, orders homeless shelters close down

    Buenos Aires City Judge Roberto Gallardo summoned city Mayor Mauricio Macri to testify in the case investigating the living conditions of tenements inhabitants in the La Boca neighbourhood.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    Macri congratulates CFK over primary outcome

    Buenos Aires CIty Mayor Mauricio Macri used his Twitter account today to congratulate President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner who yesterday obtained a wide lead in the nationwide first ever held primary elections.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK: 'What are you wearing this time Mauricio?'

    The funny moment of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s speech came when she somehow passed the ball back on BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, who had called the Head of State this morning to congratulate her for the victory.

  • 16/08/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK must have done something right,' Macri's strategist admits

    Mayor Mauricio Macri’s campaign advisor Jaime Durán Barba considered that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “must have done something right” to get so many votes in last Sunday’s primary elections, and assured that the Alfonsín-De Narváez alliance “is the one that lost most votes.”

  • 01/08/2011 | Argentina

    'I hope this means the beginning of a more constructive relationship with CFK,' Macri

    Re-elected BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, gave a press conference before starting a City cabinet meeting and revealed that after noticing that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was on the phone to congratulate him, he thought "Well, I hope this means the beginning of a more constructive relationship.”

  • 02/08/2011 | Argentina

    PRO's Jorge Macri enabled to run in BA province as part of Duhalde's ballot

    PRO mayoral candidate in the Vicente López district Jorge Macri will be allowed to take part in the primary elections taking place on August 14th and be included in presidential candidate Eduardo Duhalde’s ballot list.

  • 07/08/2011 | Argentina

    Alfonsín dismisses any talks with Macri ahead of primaries

    Presidential candidate Ricardo Alfonsín said that the votes of City’s residents “don't belong to any specific candidate” and dismissed the possibility of any deal talks with reelected Mayor Mauricio Macri ahead of next Sunday’s primary elections.

  • 31/07/2011 | Argentina

    Filmus acknowledges defeat, congratulates Mayor Macri

    Victory Front candidate Daniel Filmus acknowledged defeat in the mayoral elections run-off and said that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner had called incumbent Mauricio Macri to congratulate him.

  • 31/07/2011 | Argentina

    CFK calls Macri to congratulate him

    While giving his concession speech, Kirchnerite Daniel Filmus said that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner had called reelected Mayor Mauricio Macri in order to congratulate him. Filmus’ announcement came as a surprise since no official results had been released yet.

  • 31/07/2011 | Argentina

    'People voted a new way of doing politics,' Macri

    Re-elected Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri gave his victory speech after defeating Kirchnerite Daniel Filmus, and said his party (PRO) would begin the process of deciding which of the presidential candidates to support in the general elections.

  • 28/07/2011 | Argentina

    'We want to keep on governing for another four years,' Macri says as campaign ends

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri closed his campaign in a rally ahead of Sunday’s runoff against Victory Front candidate Daniel Filmus. “We reiterate our will of keep on governing the City for another four years,” the PRO party leader.

  • 31/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri's victory 'should be considered a call to change the Kirchnerites' ways,' Pinedo

    The head of the PRO party caucus in the Lower House and lawmaker candidate Federico Pinedo celebrated Mayor Mauricio Macri’s reelection, and warned the National Government that his victory “should be considered a call to change their ways.”

  • 27/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri ‘concerned’ that football may be used as a political tool

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri said he was “concerned” that football is being used as a political tool, adding that he was happy that the AFA had decided to backpeddle on their controversial new project that looked to unite both the First and the National B divisions.

  • 27/07/2011 | Argentina

    Proyecto Sur ratifies will not support neither Macri nor Filmus on Sunday elections

    The Proyecto Sur party, led by Fernando “Pino” Solanas, ratified that its supporters are “free to vote for whoever they see fit” on the City mayoral elections this Sunday, adding that the party “would not support neither Mauricio Macri nor Daniel Filmus.

  • 28/07/2011 | Argentina

    'National Gov’t has discriminated the City for the past 4 years,' Macri

    BA City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, accused today the national government for having discriminated “porteños” ever since his arrival to power (2008), and showed confident that Sunday’s runoff against Victory Front’s candidate, Daniel Filmus, “will be a renewal of the circle of trust we’ve built so far with the City people.”

  • 26/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri glad 'emergency services worked well' after thunderstorm

    Mayor Mauricio Macri said that “ the City’s emergency services worked well”  while dealing with the effects of the severe thunderstorm that affected most of the Greater Buenos area on Monday.

  • 27/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri and Filmus battle it out ahead of runoff

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri, insisted today that the Kirchnerism “slanders” him when they talk about PRO’s alleged dirty campaign.

  • 27/07/2011 | Argentina

    Smear campaign: Filmus invokes parliamentary privilege

    Senator and City mayoral candidate for the Victory Front Daniel Filmus invoked “parliamentary privilege” during today’s session in Congress in order to denounce that he is the target of a “dirty campaign” only a few days before the second round of elections in the City.

  • 22/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri: 'Kirchnerites are the kings of dirty campaigning'

    Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri rejected the accusations made by his opponent of the Victory Front bloc, Daniel Filmus, after assuring that he “never” did “dirty campaigns” and added that it is “usual practice of the Kirchnerites.”

  • 25/07/2011 | Argentina

    'With 15 more days Del Sel would've ended as governor,' Macri

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, admitted to be “moved” by the performance of right-wing PRO party’s candidate Miguel Torres del Sel during yesterday’s gubernatorial elections in Santa Fe province.

  • 25/07/2011 | Argentina

    'I don't regret dropping my presidential bid' Macri

    Mayor Mauricio Macri said that he "doesn't regret dropping" his presidential bid, after seeing the support he received in the City's first round and the surprising performance that PRO candidate Miguel Del Sel had in Sunday's Santa Fe province gubernatorial elections, in which he ended up in second place.

  • 20/07/2011 | Argentina

    Filmus urges Macri to debate before run off in new letter

    In a new attempt to pressure Mayor Mauricio Macri, mayoral candidate Daniel Filmus sent the Pro party leader a letter urging him to accept a debate before the electoral run off on July 31st.

  • 21/07/2011 | Argentina

    Mayoral candidate accuses Macri's advisor of being behind 'dirty campaign'

    Mayoral candidate Daniel Filmus and his running mate, Carlos Tomada, assured that Mauricio Macri’s campaign manager Jaime Durán Barba was involved in a “dirty campaign” against the Victory Front candidates, which harassed his family members.

  • 21/07/2011 | Argentina

    Filmus, PRO crossfire over 'dirty campaign'

    As the City’s run off election date nears, tension mounts between candidates Mauricio Macri and Daniel Filmus. The Victory Front candidate accused Macri’s main advisor Jaime Duran Barba of being the mastermind of a "dirty campaign" against him. City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Duran Barba categorically denied the accusations.

  • 17/07/2011 | Argentina

    'Many who voted for Macri did so to beat Cristina,' González Fraga

    Javier González Fraga, Ricardo Alfonsín’s running mate in the upcoming presidential elections, said that “many of those who voted for Macri did so to beat President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner . Cristina started losing last Sunday and this can aggravate with what happen in the Santa Fe province elections, the second round and in Córdoba province elections,” he added.

  • 18/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri involves Reutemann in Santa Fe gubernatorial campaign

    As Santa Fe province gubernatorial elections draw nearer, Mayor Mauricio Macri once again backed PRo party’s candidate Miguel del Sel and involved Carlos Reutemman’s support in the campaign. “He has always appreciated Miguel’s effort,” Macri said.

  • 18/07/2011 | Argentina

    'I want Macri to win the electoral run off', Carrió

    Civic Coalition leader Elisa Carrió said that she supports Mauricio Macri’s reelection and wants him to win the electoral run-off on July 31st against Victory Front candidate Daniel Filmus.“We have an extraordinary relationship with many members of PRO party and right now, I will not comment on whatever differences we may have,” Carrió added.

  • 15/07/2011 | Argentina

    Filmus admits ‘it will be difficult to win the runoff’

    Victory Front candidate for Buenos Aires City Mayor came on stage today to admit that winning the July 31 runoff will be “difficult” after the wide margin gained by Mauricio Macri who is seeking reelection. The senator and former Education Minister stressed the need to shape a coalition government with the rest of the political parties.

  • 16/07/2011 | Argentina

    Filmus accepts Macri's conditions to debate

    Victory Front’s candidate for Buenos Aires City mayor, Daniel Filmus, said he will accept a debate with Mauricio Macri before the runoff election on July 31, assuring that the “City has a 6.5 billion dollars budget and we are willing to discuss what to do with those funds.”

  • 17/07/2011 | Argentina

    'I never discussed my decision of taking part of the second round with CFK,' Filmus

    Mayoral candidate Daniel Filmus, assured he “never” discussed his decision of taking part of the City's second round with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Filmus will face current Mayor Mauricio Macri on July 31st.

  • 11/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri, Filmus hold short debate on TV

    Mayor Mauricio Macri and Senator Daniel Filmus greeted each other in a news programme and even held a short debate, after yesterday’s mayoral elections, in which the PRO candidate had 47 percent of votes, while the Victory Front candidate came in second place with 27 percent. They will both face each other in a second round scheduled for July 31st.

  • 12/07/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't assures Filmus will face runoff

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo affirmed that the Kirchnerite candidate for Buenos Aires City Mayor Daniel Filmus “will not withdraw from the run-off election” and called to work “so that the city definitely includes all the benefits” of the model of the National Government.

  • 13/07/2011 | Argentina

    'Macri won because people are tired of Govt's rage and tension,' Binner says

    Presidential candidate Hermes Binner considered that Mauricio Macri’s resounding triumph in Sunday’s mayoral elections happened because “people are tired of the tension and the rage,” of the National Government.

  • 10/07/2011 | Argentina

    'It is too soon to say who we will support,' Telerman says

    Mayoral candidate Jorge Telerman said that “it’s too soon to say who will be support” in e upcoming second round between Mayor Mauricio Macri and Senator Daniel Filmus.

  • 10/07/2011 | Argentina

    Mayor Macri thanks BA residents for 'trusting him once more'

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri came on stage minutes after 10 pm and thanked the population of Buenos Aires for “trusting him once more.” He also spoke to those who didn’t vote for him and assured that “he would not let their differences come between them.”

  • 11/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri aims to Kirchnerism: 'Results show voters don't like to be blackmailed'

    Incumbent City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, told reporters to be "really surprised" with yesterday’s first round large margin victory as it "broke any previous expectations I had”. Likewise, the business tycoon 

  • 03/07/2011 | Argentina

    'There's no doubt we're headed to a run-off,' Macri assures

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri assured that the election in the city capital is “polarized” between the PRO and the Victory Front parties. He also there’s “no doubt there will be a second round.”

  • 09/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri heads rally along with City cabinet during electoral ban

    In the midst of the electoral ban and only a day before the election in Buenos Aires City, current city Mayor Mauricio Macri headed on Saturday the main rally in Plaza de Mayo square for the celebration of the 195 anniversary of the declaration of independence.

  • 10/07/2011 | Argentina

    ‘Macri didn’t win, he still has to face a second round,’ Cabinet Chief says

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández was visibly upset with the election results and assured that “Mauricio Macri didn’t win,” stressing that “he still has to face a second round,”

  • 10/06/2011 | Argentina

    Filmus lashes out at Macri's minister

    Congressman and Buenos Aires City mayoral candidate for the Victory Front Daniel Filmus lashed out today at Guillermo Montenegro, who has been criticizing the contender for his security plan.

  • 29/06/2011 | Argentina

    Filmus awaits Macri's response over debate proposition

    Candidate to city mayor, Daniel Filmus assured today that he is awaiting “a response” from current City Mayor Mauricio Macri after suggesting they both take part in a “broad debate,” through a letter he sent yesterday, reiterating that he does not accept “monopolizing debate through a single media.”

  • 01/07/2011 | Argentina

    Vidal, Macri say raid ordered by Judge Gallardo is a 'political maneuver'

    Buenos Aires City Social Development Minister and PRO’s Deputy-Mayor candidate, María Eugenia Vidal rejected the existence of a embezzlement in her ministry. She also said that the raids ordered by Judge Norberto Gallardo “are striking.”

  • 25/05/2011 | Argentina

    'We don't want any alliances with Macri or De Narváez,' Binner says

    Santa Fe Governor, Socialist Hermes Binner, ratified once more that he has no interest in being part of a nationwide alliance that includes Peronist Francisco de Narváez. “I’d rather see the ones currently in power to stay where they are than reaching such an agreement,” he said. 

  • 27/05/2011 | Argentina

    'We will maintain freedom of thought,' says Solanas regarding possible party alliances

    Proyecto Sur’s candidate for City Mayor, Fernando “Pino” Solanas said, “we will charge forward to debate, but “we will maintain freedom of thought” regarding possible party alliances in case of a second round-off in the mayoral elections.

  • 02/06/2011 | Argentina

    Court backs Macri, Estenssoro mayoral candidacies

    The City’s Higher Court of Justice rejected contesting the mayoral candidacies of City Mayor Mauricio Macri and Civic Coalition leader María Eugenia Estenssoro.

  • 21/05/2011 | Argentina

    PRO confirms its City legislator candidates

    The PRO party announced the list of its city legislators candidates. With party leader Mauricio Macri seeking the mayoral relection, rabbi Sergio Bergman heads the list, with legislator Cristian Ritondo in second place and Marina Klemenciwicz, wife of Macri spkesman Iván Pavlovsky, on the third place

  • 23/05/2011 | Argentina

    Macri kicks off PRO party mayoral campaign with spotlight on running mate

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri kicked-off the PRO campaign in the city, and introduced the party’s contenders in the July 10 mayoral elections in a rally at the Ferrocarril Oeste stadium, as he allowed running mate María Eugenia Vidal to become the centre of attention.

  • 25/05/2011 | Argentina

    Macri at May Revolution celebrations: 'I have faced more aggression than proposals'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri was heading the City’s celebrations for the 201 years of the May Revolution. Speaking to reporters, Macri said "I have faced more aggression than proposals."

  • 13/05/2011 | Argentina

    Macri confirms Vidal for mayoral bid

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri announced that the current city Social Development minister María Eugenia Vidal will accompany him at the race for the mayoral elections to be held on July 10, when he will try to achieve his re-election.

  • 15/05/2011 | Argentina

    ‘Moyano and the Gov’t have been together since day one,’ Macri assures

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri blasted President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and assured that despite her recent criticism towards CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano, “the Government and him have been partners since day one.” He also accused the President of “confusing the population” by linking her current health state to her struggle with unions.

  • 21/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK picks Filmus-Tomada for BA city mayoral race; official ceremony held today

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has decided on Senator Daniel Filmus as the ruling Victory Front candidate for the Buenos Aires city mayoral race, with Labour Minister Carlos Tomada as his running mate, official sources said. The announcement will be made official this afternoon from 5PM, where the two favourites will join the President in a special ceremony.

  • 05/05/2011 | Argentina

    Solanas ‘delighted’ by possibility of running against Macri

    Proyecto Sur leader Fernando “Pino” Solanas assured that he’s “delighted” by the possibility of running against City Mayor Mauricio Macri, who may be seeking reelection ing July, adding that the PRO leader “has very slim chances of winning.”

  • 09/05/2011 | Argentina

    Tomada, Boudou and Filmus lead electoral rally, blast Macri

    Victory Front mayoral pre-candidates Amado Boudou, Daniel Filmus and Carlos Tomada led a rally and vowed to enact the policities of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in the City, regardless of whoever is chosen to run. They also criticized City Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 10/05/2011 | Argentina

    Macri forecasts mayoral run-off

    As parties approached the deadline for closing alliances ahead of this year’s BA City mayoral elections, business tycoon Mauricio Macri, who’s seeking for re-election, considered that “it would be impossible to win the election in the first round.”

  • 19/04/2011 | Argentina

    Macri admits possible Michetti-Larreta joint run in mayoral race

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri gave away the possibility that he could be putting forward both national deputy Gabriela Michetti and City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta as a joint force to run in the City mayoral race when he stated, “we’re a team, anything’s possible.”

  • 04/05/2011 | Argentina

    Macri avoids talking about City candidacy

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri continues to withhold his decision for whether or not he will re-run for the City, moving away from his presidential aspirations, and when questioned today he maintained, “there is nothing to announce.”

  • 05/05/2011 | Argentina

    Larreta says 'PRO will keep on working for a national alternative'

    City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta confirmed that the centre-right ruling PRO party will “integrate a national alternative,” whether the final decision of Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri is to re-run for the city, or whether he decides to run for President.

  • 09/04/2011 | Argentina

    Morales suggests Macri should run for City election

    Senator and ex head of the Radical Party, Gerardo Morales, suggested that Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri “would help the opposition” if he runs for the city elections.

  • 11/04/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't blasts Macri over lack of Met Police presence outside City's public buildings

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada and Senator Daniel Filmus harshly criticized the Macri administration for “failing to replace all posts previously assigned to Federal Police officers with members of the Metropolitan Police.” They both urged Macri to deploy Metropolitan Police officers in the city’s hospitals.

  • 12/04/2011 | Argentina

    Macri urges opposition to 'come together, define State policies'

    After calling a press conference, City Mayor Mauricio Macri made a call to all parties in the opposition and urged them to come together and "define their state policies" before running against the Victory Front next October. He also said he hoped for "change" this year.

  • 19/03/2011 | Argentina

    National, City Gov't clash over possible takeovers at Indoamericano Park

    While illegal takeovers continue in Villa Soldati and the Federal Police was sent to the Indoamericano Park to prevent a new seizure, national and provincial officials clashed over who is responsible for the security in the area.

  • 29/03/2011 | Argentina

    Macri announces election day date for July 10

    Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri announced July 10 as the date for City Government elections today in a press conference, with the final ballot to take place on July 31.

  • 30/03/2011 | Argentina

    Court rejects Macri's nullity request in illegal wiretapping case

    A federal court rejected Mayor Mauricio Macri’s nullity request in the illegal wiretapping case in which he is involved. Macri considers that the call that triggered the probe was done by a SIDE Intelligence Secretariat agent to AMIA victim's activist Sergio Burstein’s home.

  • 15/03/2011 | Argentina

    'I'm a presidential pre-candidate,' Macri insists

    Mayor Mauricio Macri insisted he is a presidential pre-candidate, and said that Deputy Gabriela Michetti and City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta are two “excellent” candidates to succeed him as city mayor in the October elections.

  • 16/03/2011 | Argentina

    Tomada charges against Macri over mayoral elections date

    Labour Minister, Carlos Tomada, told reporters today that “it is not serious behaviour, to speculate over the date for BA City mayoral elections upon the results of surveys”. Thus, charging against City Mayor Mauricio Macri, who hasn’t yet defined a date for the elections.” 

  • 18/03/2011 | Argentina

    Garré sends Federal Police to Indoamericano Park

    Security Minister Nilda Garré anticipated that her ministry will apply “temporal” preventive measures to avoid new take overs in Buenos Aires City although she assured that from next Monday, City authorities “must be responsible of their obligations.”

  • 07/03/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't's 'hyper-regulating madness' won't let the country grow, Macri says

    PRO city Mayor Mauricio Macri said that his center-right party "is the best alternative to Kirchnerism," and criticized Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno's economic policies.

  • 09/03/2011 | Argentina

    National, City Gov’t clash over Illia Highway delays

    Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri clashed over the delays in the completion of works on the Illia Highway. During a press conference, Schiavi assured that the government "has never engaged in dialogue with the City over the highway" and urged the Macri administration "to stop fooling around.”

  • 10/03/2011 | Argentina

    City, National Gov'ts clash over Avellaneda Park situation

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri and Justice Minister Julio Alak clashed once more due to the illegal squatters conflict in the Avellaneda Park, as Macri called a press conference in order to accuse the National Government of “ignoring the law” and Alak replied that the matter “falls outside their jurisdiction.”

  • 05/02/2011 | Argentina

    'Elections will be between the Government and UCR,' Sanz

    Pre-candidate for the presidential primary elections in the Radical party, Ernesto Sanz spoke out about October’s elections, after news about city Mayor Mauricio Macri’s possible competition for presidency was released.

  • 06/02/2011 | Argentina

    Timerman calls Mayor Macri a ‘feudal lord’

    Controversy between the Macri administration and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman continues to grow due to the City Mayor’s decision to send Metropolitan Police officers to take part in a US-backed antiterrorism course in El Salvador.

  • 04/03/2011 | Argentina

    Macri confirms separate election dates

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri announced that the general elections and city election dates will be divided, even though it still remains unclear as to whether he will be participating in the race for President or head of the city government.

  • 21/01/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde 'passing a point of no return,' Das Neves assures

    Chubut governor Mario Das Neves warned that former president Eduardo Duhalde might be passing “a point of no return” to the Federal Peronist party if he makes an alliance with City Governor Mauricio Macri.

  • 26/01/2011 | Argentina

    Macri skips AMIA ceremony due to 'conflicting schedule'

    A few minutes before the beginning of a memorial service honouring those killed in the AMIA Jewish Community Center terrorist attacks, City Mayor Mauricio Macri decided to cancel his controversial visit to the DAIA, the Jewish community’s umbrella organization, allegedly due to a conflicting schedule.

  • 03/02/2011 | Argentina

    City gov't calls for Timerman's resignation after controversial 'torture' comments

    City Cabinet Chief Horario Rodríguez Larreta once again came out in defense of the decision to send Metropolitan Police officers to El Salvador to take part in an Anti-terrorism course, and asked President Fernández de Kirchner to demand Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman’s resignation after he said they were being trained in “repressive techniques.”

  • 04/01/2011 | Argentina

    Colón season 'threatened by possible mafia group'

    City mayor, Mauricio Macri spoke out against the Colón Theatre employees, and said that “the 2011 season is at risk because of a possible mafia group”. He went on to say that employees of the theatre have not been conforming to settled rules put in place by the Ministry of Labour.

  • 13/01/2011 | Argentina

    Macri inaugurates first Metropolitan police station

    In the crackdown on crime, city mayor Mauricio Macri, inaugurated the first police station of the Metropolitan Police in Saavedra neighbourhood. The station will have 400 officers working and will count with more than 20 vehicles.

  • 20/01/2011 | Argentina

    'Age of criminal responsibility should be lowered', Macri

    City mayor Mauricio Macri agreed that the age of criminal responsibility should be lowered, and mentioned that, “there is a lot of hypocrisy, and ideological ideas that do not serve the public".

  • 21/12/2010 | Argentina

    Mayor Macri says many judges work 'under extreme pressure'

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri rejected the comments made by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in which she criticized judges for a "lack of efficiency," although he admitted that many magistrates "are working under extreme pressure."

  • 23/12/2010 | Argentina

    National government 'is responsible for city's safety,' Mayor Macri says

    Following recent incidents in Indo-Americano Park, city mayor Mauricio Macri mentioned that the security of the city is “the National Government’s responsibility”. These comments were made in response to the recent land occupations and the various transport cuts in recent days.

  • 29/12/2010 | Argentina

    Mayor Macri unveils new public housing plans

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri attended an environmental expo in Villa Lugano and unveiled before his entire cabinet his public housing plans, which are now to be sent to Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández and Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo for approval.

  • 15/12/2010 | Argentina

    Special Investigatory Committee calls off Macri's impeachment

    Buenos Aires City opposition blocs agreed to leave aside the chance of calling for an impeachment against the City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, in the frame of the investigation on the illegal wiretapping case.

  • 16/12/2010 | Argentina

    Tension at the Legislature, opposition lawmakers leave session

    Tension mounted during the session at the Legislature where three Buenos Aires City legislators requested the impeachment of the Mayor, Mauricio Macri, and the Special Investigatory Committee could not present its conclusions on the espionage case.

  • 18/12/2010 | Argentina

    City government 'celebrates Mercosur's disapproval of xenophobia,' Rodríguez Larreta

    Following the controversial declarations made by the city Mayor, Mauricio Macri, over the events in the Indo-Americano Park in the Villa Soldati neighbourhood, the city Chief of Cabinet, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, celebrated the disapproval of xenophobia made by the summit of Mercosur in Brazil this week.

  • 11/12/2010 | Argentina

    Macri denounces the Gov't acted with 'political opportunism,' but praised the dialogue

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri assured that the Cabinet Chief, Aníbal Fernández, acted "measly" and with "political opportunism" during his press conference and requested "time" to solve the conflict at the Indoamericano Park.

  • 13/12/2010 | Argentina

    City Cabinet Chief says Kirchnerite picketer leads squatters

    After a cabinet meeting led by Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri, Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta told reporters that the City government still believes that “there is a mafia behind the situation at the Parque Indoamericano, which is trying to make a business by dividing the park into lots and offering the pieces of land to the neighbours of Villa Soldati."

  • 14/12/2010 | Argentina

    'After assesing the city on the situation, solving the Villa Soldati conflict is up to them,' Cabinet Chief

    After conducting an exhaustive census on the Parque Indoamericano, Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández announced he would soon be meeting with city government authorities in order to asses them on the situation. "After that, solving this conflict is up to them," he said.

  • 11/12/2010 | Argentina

    Local, national gov't officials continue negotiations, hope to stop violent clash between Villa Soldati residents, squatters settling nearby

    Officials from both national and local governments met again this afternoon in order to continue negotiations and find a solution to the extremely violent confrontations between angry residents in the Villa Soldati area and the squatters living inside the Iberoamericano Park nearby, that have already left four people dead and many more injured. The first emergency meeting had ended last night in no agreement between the parts, which were represented by officials from both governments and the squatters.

  • 11/12/2010 | Argentina

    One more dead, nine injured after Villa Soldati residents collide with squatters in bloody confrontation

    A 19-year old man was killed and at least nine people were seriously injured in a violent clash between residents in the Villa Soldati area and squatter families settling in the Indoamericano Park nearby, the head of the SAME emergency services confirmed.

  • 11/12/2010 | Argentina

    Gov't fails to reach agreement with Macri, but grants security in Villa Soldati

    From a televised press conference in the Government House, Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández confirmed that the national and local governments were unable to reach an agreement regarding the illegal settlements in the Iberoamericano Park in Villa Soldati, for which he ordered the National Gendarmerie to surround the park in order to protect the squatters inside from the residents in the area asking for their removal. The Gendarmerie arrived at the park at 5pm.

  • 10/12/2010 | Argentina

    City Mayor, Cabinet Chief clash over Villa Soldati conflict

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri gave a press conference to reply to the Government's official stance. Macri stated that Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández had unveiled the current administration "has forgotten about the South of the City," while stating that his own administration has been helping "that area" and reminded "that its needs to receive more help than other spots in the City."

  • 10/12/2010 | Argentina

    Macri sends a letter to CFK, calls for an 'urgent' audience

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, sent a letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to request for an "urgent" audience to analyze the conflict in Villa Soldati neighbourhood.

  • 10/12/2010 | Argentina

    Villa Soldati conflict: Gov't, Macri meeting to be resumed at 10:30

    The government summoned Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri and the leaders of the organizations who clashed at the Indoamericano Park to analyze the conflict and reach to an agreement. After a three-hour debate, spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro announced that authorities decided to go on a recess until 10:30pm. The SAME emergency medical assistance system confirmed the death of a 19-year-old man and announced that neighbours have shot the ambulances which tried to enter to the Indoamericano Park. There was no presence of the Federal or Metropolitan Police. Tension mounted after Villa Lugano and Soldati neighbours who were marching to protest against the occupation of the Indoamericano Park decided to evict the squatters by their own means.

  • 29/06/2011 | Sports

    Gov't says River should not be sanctioned over incidents

    Chief of Staff Aníbal Fernández assured that BA City government is the responsible for the incidents occurred last Sunday at the Monumental stadium “because although it had the power, it didn’t prevent some extra 14,000 fans from entering the stadium.”

  • 13/02/2014 | Sports

    Messi to be face of 2018 Youth Olympics

    Argentine national and Barcelona FC forward Lionel Messi was named as the ambassador of the 2018 Youth Olympics to be held in Buenos Aires, the City government announced.

  • 07/03/2012 | Culture

    ‘Rock in Río’ to land in Buenos Aires in 2013

    “Rock in Río,” one of the main international rock festivals, will take place in Buenos Aires City in 2013 and it will probably be held at the Parque de la Ciudad headquarters, according to an official statement.

  • 02/01/2012 | Argentina

    City gov’t to take subway control tomorrow

    The national government and Mauricio Macri’s administration finally came to an agreement over the transfer of the City’s subway system, with ministers promising the handover to be held tomorrow. Before the decision was reached, the City government had stated they wouldn’t be able to finish the respective process until March.

  • 04/02/2011 | Editorial English

    Hectic twits

    Regardless of the accuracy (or not) of Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman’s charges that City Mayor Mauricio Macri’s new Metropolitan Police is being trained in torture techniques...

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