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April 21, 2014
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  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't urges provinces to reform local police forces

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni has “welcomed” the measures to fight crime announced last week by BA Governor Daniel Scioli, although he warned the problem will not be solved “with these decisions only.”

  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    New rules for motorcyclists announced as BA government cracks down on crime

    Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli has signed into law resolution 224/14, which stipulates that individuals riding pillion on motorcycles will have to wear helmets and reflective vests with the vehicle's registration number visible, as part of a crackdown on criminal activity in Argentina's most-populated province.

  • 20/04/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli: No single law can solve crime issue

    Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires Daniel Scioli has admitted that there is no easy solution to the issue of crime in the region, also explaining that his passing of emergency laws was a reaction to more violent attacks by thieves and law-breakers.

  • 06/04/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli in a state

    By Martín Gambarotta
    The presidential race of 2015 has not started. Or has it? No, it hasn’t. But there are legions of spin doctors out there getting their engineering ready for the ultimate showdown.

  • 07/04/2014 | Argentina

    'Security emergency declared due to middle class concern'

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli this morning came on stage to defend his decision to declare the state of security emergency in the province, and to urge politicians to “be in harmony with society, with what people are asking for.”

  • 13/04/2014 | Argentina

    Zaffaroni: Buenos Aires security measures are 'stop-gap solution'

    Supreme Court Justice Raúl Zaffaroni has affirmed that the declaration of a security state of emergency in Buenos Aires Province only serves as a temporary measure, and called on governor Daniel Scioli to analyse the role of the region's police force as well as implement "more definitive" anti-crime policies.

  • 31/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA province authorities assure missed school days 'will be recovered'

    The General Director of Culture and Education of the Buenos Aires province Nora De Lucía came on stage today as teachers’ unions ended a 17-day-strike and amid nationwide wage talks which are expected to resume this afternoon.

  • 01/04/2014 | Argentina

    Zaffaroni: Lynching is premeditated murder

    Supreme Court judge Eugenio Zaffaroni has condemned a recent wave of lynchings in Argentina, pointing the finger at the media for stoking up fears while insisting that the attacks should be considered nothing less than "premeditated murders".

  • 06/04/2014 | Argentina

    Media and the mob — a mutual seduction

    By Sebastián Lacunza
    That a violent, pre-civilized beast lurks within many Argentines is nothing new dating from last week. You can go back decades or centuries — in this country or the world — to find previous cases of mob murder or aggression for various causes.

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

    One dead after shootout in City downtown

    A thief was shot dead by the police at Diagonal Sur and Perú, near Plaza de Mayo, when an officer of the Federal Police approached a group of men who were suspected to be planning a robbery against a couple making a bank deposit.

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

    La Plata judge claims 89 people died in 2013 floods

    Federal Judge Luis Federico Arias confirmed that the death toll followed last year’s flood in La Plata rose to 89, instead of the 67 informed previously by local authorities from Buenos Aires province.

  • 30/03/2014 | Argentina

    Weather alert for heavy rain, storms continues in City and La Plata

    The National Meteorological Service has kept in place an alert for heavy rain and storms for the City of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas, which includes La Plata and southern river areas.

  • 24/03/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires province ombudsman urges teachers to show 'good judgement' and end strike

    Buenos Aires province ombudsman Carlos Bonicatto today urged teachers to show “good judgement and responsibility" and to begin the school year tomorrow, complying with what a “reasonable” judicial order imposed. Otherwise, he went on, “they would fail to acknowledge we live under the rule of law.”

  • 24/03/2014 | Argentina

    Human rights groups, activists gather to mark 38th coup anniversary

    Human Rights organizations and political activists gathered today in  the Plaza de Mayo Square in Buenos Aires, to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1976 military coup.

  • 24/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA Gov't order new talks as teachers' strike ready to enter 14th day

    The Buenos Aires provincial government has called on teachers' unions to resume salary negotiations on Wednesday in order to find a solution to the current stand-off, while educators refuse to comply with an injunction stopping strike action and prepare for their 14th day out of the classroom.

  • 23/03/2014 | Argentina

    Ignorance is not bliss

    By James Neilson
    Lenin used to say that the best way to crush the bourgeoisie was to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. From his place in the great central committee up there in the sky, the Bolshevik must be smiling when he looks down on Cristina’s Argentina.

  • 23/03/2014 | Argentina

    The teacher dispute as a challenge

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    Some people like to say that Argentina is a savage country, where somebody can be hurled off a bridge for trying to pass a picket, where a bus-driver can be shot dead, where no brutality is beyond the soccer hooligans. We do not completely share such generalizations but there is a pattern of savage behaviour.

  • 23/03/2014 | Argentina

    Teachers' union defiant despite BA injunction

    UDOCBA Secretary-general Miguel Ángel Díaz has insisted that members of his union will not be returning to the classroom on Tuesday, in spite of a court order ruling the end of strike action for teachers in Buenos Aires province.

  • 18/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA province teachers reject wage hike order: 'We will not stop fighting'

    The head of the FEB teachers' union Mirta Petrocini came on stage today to reject the Buenos Aires government’s decision of paying March wages with a 30.9 percent hike. “It would be another broken promise of the government which said it would favour the dialogue,” she told reporters and pledged: "We will not stop fighting."

  • 18/03/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli warns teachers: 'I’ll have to make a decision between the ideal and the possible'

    While the teachers’ conflict in the Buenos Aires province seems to be deadlocked, Governor Daniel Scioli warned unions his “patience is endless” but “at a certain time, I’ll have to make a decision between the ideal and the possible.”

  • 11/03/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires teachers reject 30.9% raise, strike to continue

    Another failure resulted today in the meeting between teacher representatives and Buenos Aires province officials. Meanwhile, thousands of students stayed home as school’s doors remained shut for the fifth consecutive day.

  • 13/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA Province reaches wage agreement with workers, calls on teachers to follow

    The government of Buenos Aires province, headed by governor Daniel Scioli, has announced an agreement over salary rises with more than 138,000 regional employees, and urged striking teachers to end their actions which have led to classes being suspended for the past seven days.

  • 17/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA province teachers to continue strike, say they are 'held hostage' by gov't

    Amid raising tensions due to a teachers strike which has left millions of students out of schools across Buenos Aires province, the secretary of SUTEBA union María Laura Torre, came on stage today to say the strike won’t end until there is a salary proposal which satisfies the sector which she considered is being held “hostage” in this conflict.

  • 28/02/2014 | Argentina

    Macri calls CFK, Scioli to 'join efforts' ahead of a 'turbulent' year

    Escorted by his second-in-command and possible PRO party candidate to run for governor in the province of Buenos Aires María Eugenia Vidal, Mayor Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new period of sessions of the City Legislature this morning.

  • 03/03/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli denies withdrawal of Gendarmerie

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli assured that “gendarmerie personnel” will continue its fight against crime in Argentina’s most populated province, and confirmed a meeting with Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitnaich on Wednesday morning.

  • 04/03/2014 | Argentina

    Storm brings heavy rain, traffic havoc amid end of Carnival holiday

    Heavy rains marked the last day of the Carnival holidays with the National Meteorological Service (SMN) issuing a weather alert for Buenos Aires City, La Plata City, the northeastern area of Buenos Aires province and the southeast of the Entre Ríos province.

  • 20/02/2014 | Argentina

    Protesters block 17 City access points, demand ‘villa urbanization’

    Protesters from the “Corriente Villera Independiente” (CVI) blocked 17 streets, avenues and bridges in Buenos Aires City to demand “villa urbanizations” and denounce a school vacancy shortage.

  • 22/02/2014 | Argentina

    BA Justicialist Party Congress calls for an 'inclusive Peronism'

    The Buenos Aires Justicialist Party Congress, celebrated this afternoon in Santa Teresita, counted with the presence of high profile politicians from the ruling Victory Front. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration received an overwhelming support, and called for “a wide, united and inclusive Peronism.”

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    BA teachers turn down 25% salary rise offer, confirm strike

    Buenos Aires Province teachers unions have turned down the 25.5 percent salary rise offered by Daniel Scioli’s administration, also confirming a 72-hour strike beginning on March 5.

  • 13/02/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'There were attempts to seed uncertainty'

    The governor of the Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli today affirmed it is “important” to give foreign investors “predictability and confidence” and stated Argentina offers a future of opportunities, because it is making progress on several pending issues.

  • 17/02/2014 | Argentina

    Teachers' unions threaten to strike if 35% wage hike demand is not met

    Buenos Aires province teachers’ unions today confirmed they will maintain their demand of a 35 percent wage hike for this year and insisted that school classes won’t begin given the results of the negotiations with the administration of Daniel Scioli.

  • 18/02/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli calls on agricultural leaders to 'work together' in Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli met today with the Provincial Agricultural Table, which gathers local agrarian producers, to exchange ideas between the parties and discuss the sector’s main issues.

  • 04/02/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli urges to defend the government's 'conquests'

    New members of the Buenos Aires province cabinet were sworn in today by governor Daniel Scioli who made a call to “defend stability, the achievements and conquests” of the national government.

  • 11/02/2014 | Argentina

    Heavy rainfall hits Buenos Aires

    The National Weather Service issued an alert for severe storms in BA province and City, as well as for some areas of Córdoba and Santa Fe provinces.

  • 01/02/2014 | Argentina

    Pope Francis former office in BA robbed

    At least three people, who pretended to be worshipers, broke into the personal office of Archbishop Mario Poli last Monday and stole 100.000 pesos. It was the same workplace used earlier by Jorge Bergolgio, now Pope Francis.

  • 03/02/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires' teachers: beginning of school year depends on Scioli's administration

    Buenos Aires teachers today warned that the beginning of the school year will depend on how provincial authorities respond to their salary demands.

  • 04/02/2014 | Argentina

    BA teachers reject 20% wage hike offer

    The head of SUTEBA Buenos Aires province teachers’ union Roberto Baradel, came on stage again today to reject a 20 percent wage hike offered by the Daniel Scioli administration and considered a one-year deal cannot be reached under Argentina's economic context.

  • 20/01/2014 | Argentina

    Energy bills rise by 27% in several provinces

    Power and water companies raised their bills by 27 percent since the beginning of this year, while thousands of users are still suffering from blackouts in their homes. The federal government is considering removing the subsidies within the metropolitan area, where rates are lower than the rest of the country.

  • 23/01/2014 | Argentina

    Heat Index in Buenos Aires reaches 46.8°C

    The Heat Index in the City of Buenos Aires today reached a suffocating 46.8°C, while the National Meteorological Service (SMN) repeated their warning for intense storms later in the afternoon.

  • 31/01/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli calls for 'responsibility' to look after price stability

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli today urged all the economic sectors to have “commitment and responsibility to look after the stability of prices.”

  • 17/01/2014 | Argentina

    Orange alert declared in BA City, Rosario

    The National Meteorological Service (SMN) declared an orange alert for the cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario, as well as surroundings.

  • 18/01/2014 | Argentina

    Heat wave continues, temp' reach 39°

    The heat wave continues to hit the city of Buenos Aires and surroundings reaching 39 degrees, as the National Meteorological Service maintains the orange alert released on Thursday.

  • 19/01/2014 | Argentina

    Mourning, US dollars and coups d’état

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    In this strange, boiling, porteño summer, the prevailing mood continues to be stoked by people who seem specifically specialized in fanning the flames so that the country approaches once again confrontations that will have no winners and only losers, except for the powerful groups that have always run the show, as the unforgettable María Elena Walsh used to say.

  • 01/01/2014 | Argentina

    City Weather alert reduced to 'Yellow'

    The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has lowered the weather alert for the City of Buenos Aires to yellow, due to the intense heat wave that has affected the capital in recent week.

  • 02/01/2014 | Argentina

    Relief comes as heat wave starts to break

    After a two-week heat wave that led to record power usage and thousands forced to face dark and water shortages, rains have brought relief to citizens in Buenos Aires city and surrounding areas with a maximum temperature estimated at 20 C° for today.

  • 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.

  • 27/12/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli praises 'positive social, economic impact' of debt restructure

    BA province Governor Daniel Scioli has highlighted the positive impact of the agreement between provincial chiefs and the national government, which pledged to restructure the debts of 18 regions in Argentina.

  • 29/12/2013 | Argentina

    Heat wave, 'red alert' continue in BA City, surrounding areas

    The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has maintained its red alert due to the heat wave that continues to affect the City of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas, the seventh consecutive day that the maximum warning has been in force.

  • 30/12/2013 | Argentina

    Macri urges President CFK to announce daylight saving time

    While ratifying the federal and local administrations continue to coordinate efforts to assist people suffering power cuts amid stifling temperatures, Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri still accused the Kirchnerite administration of failing to control companies’ investments and prevent what he called “a crisis in the electricity distribution” system.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Temperatures may hit 40° in Buenos Aires

    A new report released today by the national weather service informed “a new and progressive increase of maximum and minimum temperature marks is expected in the region from Friday 20 to Tuesday 24.”

  • 22/12/2013 | Argentina

    Investigators try to determine cause of death for Pesquera

    Business magnate Alfredo Pesquera, who was wanted by police in connection with the murder of financier Miguel Graffigna, was last night found dead from a gunshot to the head in his car, in the City neighbourhood of Saavedra.

  • 26/12/2013 | Argentina

    Lugano neighbors lift Dellepiane picket, traffic turns to normal

    After blocking the Dellepiane highway early this morning halting all traffic to BA City, Lugano residents lifted a protest over power outage that is affecting hundreds in Argentina's capital already coping with suffocating heat.

  • 15/12/2013 | Argentina

    Yellow alert declared as City temperature hits 36°

    The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has repeated a yellow health alert for the cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario as well as surrounding areas, reacting to a heat wave that continues to affect the region.

  • 15/12/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: PJ elections strengthen the institution

    Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli today praised the internal elections carried out by the peronist Justicialist Party (PJ), stating that the polls helped to strengthen institutional power in the provincial party organisation.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Orange alert continues for Buenos Aires, Rosario

    An orange alert continued today for high temperatures in the cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario as a heat wave remained in the area.

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

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

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

  • 14/12/2013 | Argentina

    BA province will secure 'normal' supermarket activity

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

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Construction work roof collapses: at least 1 dead, 11 injured

    At least one people died, eleven were injured and several remained trapped, after a roof of a construction work collapsed in the district of Merlo. Firefighters informed the accident took place in the streets of Eva Perón and Victoria, and that several people remained trapped under debris.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Massa-linked councillor accused of 'instigating' police protests

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

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Alak promises action against 'organised' looting

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

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    Berni monitored recovery works in tornado-struck Chivicoy

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni today visited the Buenos Aires province city of Chivilcoy to supervise assistance works carried out by the military police following the tornado that hit the area yesterday.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Concordia: one dead in lootings amid police protest

    The Governor of Entre Ríos Sergio Urribarri today confirmed one person died during lootings reported last night in the city of Concordia amid a protest staged by the provincial police force on wage hikes demands.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police crisis, protests spread to other provinces

    The police crisis which prompted protests and further lootings in several provinces last week and during the weekend spread today to other districts, with deaths reported in Jujuy and Entre Rios.

  • 18/11/2013 | Argentina

    New study shows Quilmes and José C Paz suffer highest murder rate

    Supreme Court minister Eugenio Raul Zaffaroni released updated murder figures for the City of Buenos Aires and the Greater Buenos Aires, showing that homicides in the nation's capital had declined over the past year.

  • 24/11/2013 | Argentina

    Two women taken hostage in San Martin house

    An unnamed man has taken his daughter and ex-lover hostage in a house located in the Conurbation city of San Martin, after a dispute ended with the individual shooting the boyfriend of his daughter.

  • 26/11/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks gain 3% boosted by YPF, Edenor

    The Merval benchmark stock index climbed 3 percent today to finish at 5,696.2 points, following a strong hike in YPF and Edenor stocks. YPF shares soared 11 percent higher, while Edenor saw prices close 19 percent up at the end of trading.

  • 12/11/2013 | Argentina

    Palermo: Ten people injured in fire

    A total of 10 people were treated today following a fire that broke out in a building located in the neighbourhood of Palermo, City of Buenos Aires.

  • 14/11/2013 | Argentina

    Tortuguitas hostage-takers apprehended after six hour siege

    A married couple and their two children have been freed in the Buenos Aires town of Tortuguitas, after suffering a harrowing six-hour captivity when escaped convicts forced their way into the family residence.

  • 18/11/2013 | Argentina

    Insaurralde plays down photo with Massa

    Victory Front's lawmaker-elect Martín Insaurralde came on stage today to play down the famous photo that shows him sharing an event with his electoral rival Sergio Massa last Saturday.

  • 29/10/2013 | Argentina

    Clarín stocks plunge 21% in London, 5.8% in BA, trading halted

    Following the ruling, Clarin's shares fell 5.76 percent before trade was suspended. The bourse said the shares would be suspended until it had more information about the ruling.

  • 31/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou slams those who 'Put own names ahead of national projects’

    Vice-president Amado Boudou had assured that Argentina has “a government with a presidential leadership that characterises the times” and criticized those “who put their own names ahead of national projects”, during a rally in the Buenos Aires town of Ezeiza.

  • 07/11/2013 | Argentina

    As of November 12, Subte tariff jumps to 3.50 pesos

    It’s official and coming soon. After months of negotiations since the Buenos Aires city government took control of the Subte service in January 2012, tickets will cost 3.50 pesos starting on Tuesday. The judicial decision involves as well a “social fare” of 2.50 pesos for those receiving state benefits.

  • 24/10/2013 | Argentina

    Victory Front candidates remember Kirchner in close of City campaign

    Leading Victory Front candidates for the City of Buenos Aires, Juan Cabandié and Daniel Filmus, both paid tribute to late president Nestor Kirchner as they presided over the close of the electoral campaign three days before legislative elections.

  • 25/10/2013 | Argentina

    Tension at public university student protest

    Leftist university student groups were gathering in the City outside the dean’s office of the Buenos Aires University (UBA) to halt the election to renew university authorities. Incidents began when hooded demonstrators clashed with police officers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10/09/2013 | Argentina

    Merval breaks new record

    Buenos Aires shares broke a new record today amid optimism among investors and positive data from China, Europe and the United States.

  • 05/10/2013 | Argentina

    Thousands of devoted walkers join the 39th Luján pilgrimage

    The 39th annual youth pilgrimage to the city of Luján in Buenos Aires province could turn into more than one million Catholics walking 63 km to reach the historic Luján Basilica. This time, such massive act of prayer is being crossed by the designation of ex Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pontiff.

  • 15/08/2013 | Argentina

    Subte workers and owners dispute cause of Line B derailment

    The Union Association of Subte and Premetro Workers (AGTSyP) have claimed that the derailment of a train on Line B "proved workers' complaints were justified," while the operating company blamed an error by the driver of the vehicle for the accident.

  • 16/08/2013 | Argentina

    Subte dispute escalates amid 'sabotage' allegations

    The ongoing dispute between the Subte licensee company Metrovías, the AGTSyP subway union and the City government today escalated after a carriage derailed yesterday and passengers today were stranded in Rosas station due to technical failures.

  • 22/08/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'We are willing to improve what needs to be improved'

    Speaking at the Council of the Americas held in Buenos Aires, the governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli said the government led by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “must end as better as possible.” He said it’s time to “improve what needs to be improved” but urged to “defend what’s been achieved.”

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    Subte B line to resume normal service, deal struck with workers

    A normal service is scheduled to return on the Subte's B line from Thursday morning, after public transport workers reached an agreement with the City government following 15 days of negotiations.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA shares edge up

    Buenos Aires shares edged up today with the Merval index closing 3.15 percent up at 3,883.24 points boosted by financials.

  • 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.

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Insaurralde: 'We are also committed to those who didn't vote for us'

    Twelve hours after official results revealed he had lost in the Buenos Aires province to Renewal Front’s Sergio Massa, Lomas de Zamora Mayor Martín Insaurralde chose Twitter to thank “all Buenos Aires province residents who trusted the Victory Front.”

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    Vidal defiant after primaries: ‘It’s crazy to say we lost’

    Deputy Mayor of Buenos Aires City María Eugenia Vidal today insisted the PRO party won last Sunday’s PASO primary elections playing down the fact that the UNEN front had obtained more votes.

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stock market edged up today amid a sudden interest of investors for shares from service and finance companies, despite the weakness of global markets.

  • 31/07/2013 | Argentina

    Taxis prices to climb 10% in Buenos Aires

    The price of taxis in Buenos Aires is set to rise from Thursday onwards, as a 10 percent increase comes into effect.

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    Body found after Ecological Reserve fire

    Firefighters surveying the scene after a fire in the Costanera South Ecological Reserve discovered human remains in one of the areas affected by the blaze.

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Massa: ‘We must start thinking about the future of Argentines’

    Speaking to reporters this morning after his solid victory in Buenos Aires province in yesterday’s PASO primary elections, the Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa stressed the need to “think more about the future generations rather than in the upcoming elections.”

  • 29/07/2013 | Argentina

    City and Subte workers deadlocked on Line B dispute

    The City government and the Workers' Union Association for Subte and Premetro (AGTSyP) have failed to come to an agreement over the current dispute surrounding Line B of the Buenos Aires underground.

  • 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.

  • 30/07/2013 | Argentina

    Line B conflict: City and Subte workers fail to come to agreement

    The City officials and The Workers' Union Association for Subte and Premetro (AGTSyP) failed to come to an agreement on the Line B conflict today and extended negotiations till Friday.

  • 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."

  • 26/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK urges Argentines to 'watch over this model of Nation'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led a rally at Deportivo Morón club today in Buenos Aires province to inaugurate a renewed stadium with capacity for more than 30,000 people.

  • 18/07/2013 | Argentina

    City centre protest leads to traffic chaos

    A protest held in front of the Labour Ministry has led to a collapse in the Buenos Aires transport system, causing traffic jams and delays; particularly in the port and Retiro areas, where vehicles were at a standstill for up to two hours.

  • 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."

  • 23/07/2013 | Argentina

    Cold snap leaves six dead across Argentina

    Recent polar temperatures that for the last five days have affected almost all of Argentina have left a tragic outcome: at least six people have died as a consequence of the cold in various parts of the country.

  • 10/07/2013 | Argentina

    Flight delays at City's Aeroparque

    Flight delays of upto two hours were reported today at the City's airport, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, due to a failure in its operating system, according to sources from Aeropuertos 2000.

  • 10/07/2013 | Argentina

    Filmus believes that Kirchnerism will be 'victorious' in City

    Senator Daniel Filmus, candidate for reelection, has maintained that the Kirchnerite goal is to repeat the "35 percent" of votes that president Cristina Kirchner achieved in the 2011 elections, and said that that Capital residents will see them "victorious" in "a short space of time".

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri launches election campaign

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri presented his candidates for the upcoming elections in August and October, while speaking to a crowd in Ferro’s Micro stadium.

  • 11/06/2013 | Argentina

    Fog blankets Buenos Aires; road alerts issued, flights suspended

    The City and Province of Buenos Aires woke up shrouded in a heavy, dense early morning fog prompting authorities to issue road alerts. Other affected areas were the provinces of Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Córdoba.

  • 11/06/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close down 1.1%

    Buenos Aires stocks edged down 2.1 percent today, with the Merval benchmark stock index at 3,342.63 points. Local shares have fallen 2.2 percent so far this month but climbed 9.6 percent this year.

  • 17/06/2013 | Argentina

    'Ángeles had a punch in her face with traces of blood'

    Gabino Pistoia is the union representative of the workers of Ceamse trash dump, where Angeles Rawson was found murdered last week. He came on stage today to assure "her body was considerably harmed, but because of the process of the garbage-pressing machine.”

  • 06/06/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edged up 0.8%

    Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock closed up 0.8 percent to 3.429,75 points. Local shares have fallen 1,9 percent so far this month and climbed 19,9 percent this year.

  • 07/06/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stock market was edging down in today’s trade with the Merval benchmark stock index at 3,442.74 points. Local shares have lost 1.1 percent this month and gained 20.9 percent this year.

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    Seven deaths from influenza A virus reported in BA province

    Buenos Aires province health authorities have confirmed today seven people have died in the last month from the influenza A virus and 40 people have been reported infected by the H1N1 strain.

  • 28/05/2013 | Argentina

    Heavy rain, hail hit BA City and Province

    Heavy rains and hail today hit several areas of Buenos Aires province and the City. The National Weather Service (SMN in Spanish) issued an alert this morning and reported a "cold front" is expected for the next hours.

  • 30/05/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks dropped 1.2%

    Buenos Aires stocks edged down 1.2 percent today with the Merval benchmark stock index reaching 3.514,60 points.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    BA province gov't promises better salary offer, teacher unions say

    Teachers’ union leaders Roberto Baradel and Mirta Petrocini confirmed that the Buenos Aires province government vowed to come up with a better salary offer on Tuesday. While unionists said that negotiations “were tough,” they believe they are “on their way to finding a solution.”

  • 24/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks dropped 1.3 %

    The Merval benchmark stock index dropped 1.3 percent to 3.509,72 points, losing 7.5 percent this month but gaining 24.6 percent this year.

  • 25/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA City archbishop Poli called 'not to fear diversity of ideas'

    BA City Archbishop Mario Poli called to “work for a communion that fears not to the diversity of ideas” as he headed the Te Deum in the Metropolitan Cathedral.

  • 27/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA teachers begin 48-hour strike

    Buenos Aires province teachers today resumed a 48-hour national strike after negotiations failed to reach a wage agreement with the Scioli administration.

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    Local stocks close on a low

    The Buenos Aires stocks today edged down 1 percent, with the Merval benchmark stock index closing at 3.637,76 points and showing 4.4-percent loses since the end of the month. Year gains still climbed 28.7 percent.

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    AFIP raids headquarters of Kenneth Dart's company in Buenos Aires

    AFIP tax agency officials today raided the headquarters of foam-cup maker Dart Sudamericana SRL, owned by billionaire Kenneth Dart, Argentina’s largest private creditor.

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA teachers fail to reach wage deal, call new strike

    Buenos Aires province teachers one more time failed to reach a wage hike agreement with provincial authorities in a meeting today after which they decided to call a 48-hour strike for next Monday and Tuesday.

  • 06/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks skyrocket 1.6%

    Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index skyrocketed 1.6 percent and closed at 3.948,40, climbing 1.1 percent so far this month, and 36.2 percent this year.

  • 08/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up 0.7 %

    Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index dropped 0.7 percent to 4.038,23 points due to a fall in energy sector stocks.

  • 13/05/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires Merval stocks lower on 'blue' dollar uncertainty

    Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index was down 3.5 percent to 3,581.78 points amid  uncertainty over the "blue" dollar rate.

  • 27/04/2013 | Argentina

    Montenegro: 'I will not resign, only if Macri asked me to'

    Buenos Aires City Security Minister Guillermo Montenegro affirmed he will not resign following the violent incidents at the Borda hospital that led opposition lawmakers to question him at the Legislature during an 8-hour debate.

  • 01/05/2013 | Argentina

    Unionized state workers protested police brutality at Borda Hospital

    Unionized state workers rallied yesterday to protest the repression of the Metropolitan Police at the Borda mental hospital on Friday that resulted in at least 36 injured-including legislators and reporters- and 8 people arrested.

  • 30/04/2013 | Argentina

    Berni: Metropolitan Police, a Macri's 'whim'

    National Security Secretary Sergio Berni questioned Buenos Aires city government over last week’s police repression at the Borda Hospital alluding to its “incompetence” and “double standard” to administrate a “millionaire-budget” district.

  • 26/04/2013 | Argentina

    Macri rejects eviction claims at Borda Hospital

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri called "not to give in to the violent” that according to him “attacked the Metropolitan Police during an hour and a half” and defended the works at the Borda Hospital to demolish a rehabilitation workshop.

  • 27/04/2013 | Argentina

    Montenegro questioned at BA City legislature; opposition demanded resignation

    Buenos Aires City Security Minister was questioned at the Legislature over Friday's violent incidents at the Borda hospital where the Metropolitan Police fired rubber bullets at protesters who tried to stop the demolition of a rehabilitation workshop. Opposition demanded Montenegro's resignation.

  • 27/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Borda violence shows 'incredible repression', Macri 'protected' by media

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner affirmed that the Borda’s violent incidents were “an incredible repression” and blasted what she called an “impressive media protection” over BA Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 26/04/2013 | Argentina

    Vidal: 'Police officers were attacked, defended themselves'

    Metropolitan Police officers were attacked and acted and defended themselves consequently, Buenos Aires City Deputy Mayor María Eugenia Vidal said as she held a press conference to justify the eviction at the Borda Hospital.

  • 26/04/2013 | Argentina

    Abal Medina 'concerned' about Buenos Aires City Police 'violence'

    Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina condemned the violent eviction at the Borda Hospital voicing his concern about the “aggressiveness” and “repression” of the Buenos Aires City Metropolitan Police.

  • 26/04/2013 | Argentina

    BA City Police evicted Borda Hospital, violent incidients resulted in at least 36 injured

    Buenos Aires City Government operation to demolish a workshop area of the Borda Hospital has resulted in 36 people injured and at least 8 people arrested. Among those attacked by the Metropolitan Police, are doctors, nurses, lawmakers and reporters.

  • 20/04/2013 | Argentina

    New BA City archbishop Poli took office

    New Buenos Aires City archbishop and Cardinal Primate of Argentina Monsignor Mario Aurelio Poli took office today in a ceremony at the Plaza de Mayo square in front of the metropolitan Cathedral. Poli was personally appointed by ex Cardinal and now Pope Francis Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

  • 22/04/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close on a high

    Buenos Aires' Merval stock benchmark index edged up 2.49 percent today to 3.530,40 points, showing gains by 1.9 percent this month and 20.7 percent so far the year.

  • 24/04/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks slightly higher

    Buenos Aires' Merval stock benchmark index edged up 1.4 percent today to 3.603.42 points, showing gains by 5.6 percent this month and 25 percent so far the year.

  • 11/04/2013 | Argentina

    Clorindo Testa's legacy in pictures

  • 15/04/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

    The Buenos Aires stocks edged down 1.7 percent, with the Merval benchmark stock index reaching 3.405,19 points.

  • 17/04/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close down

    The Buenos Aires stocks closed lower by 1.39 percent, with the Merval benchmark stock index reaching 3.425,03 points.

  • 10/04/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close lower

    Buenos Aires' Merval benchmark stock index edged down 0.3 percent to 3,462.73 points. Thus, the index registers gained 2.2 percent so far in April and a 21.7 percent so far this year.

  • 11/04/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close on a high

    Buenos Aires' Merval benchmark stock index edged up 0.7 percent to 3,484.39 points.

  • 11/04/2013 | Argentina

    Arquitect Clorindo Testa dies

  • 08/04/2013 | Argentina

    Floods: Scioli confirms death toll remains at 51

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli came on stage today to confirm that the death toll of the floods that affected the city of La Plata last week remained at 51.

  • 09/04/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires' Merval benchmark stock index closed slightly up, edging by 2.8 percent at 3,474.78 points. The country risk edged down 1 percent at 1,245 points.

  • 10/04/2013 | Argentina

    Floods: Baradel says only 30 to 40% of students are attending schools

    The head of Suteba Buenos Aires province teachers' union Roberto Baradel today informed that "there are still 30 schools affected by the storm" which devastated the city of La Plata last week, adding five of them were closed.

  • 05/04/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: ‘400 people remain evacuated in La Plata, 900 in La Matanza’

    The Governor of the Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli told reporters today that although no fatal victims were reported in La Matanza district, 900 people remained evacuated, while in flood-battered La Plata, 400 remained in 19 evacuation centres prepared to shelter the victims.

  • 08/04/2013 | Argentina

    Floods: Scioli to speak to reporters

    According to Buenos Aires province Communications Secretary Juan Courel, Governor Daniel Scioli will speak to reporters today on the current situation after the rains and floods which last week devastated the city of La Plata.

  • 08/04/2013 | Argentina

    Government reveals details of relief measures for flood victims

    Diego Bossio, the head of Anses, today revealed the details of a series of relief measures announced by president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for those affected by the tragic storm and floods which devastated the city of La Plata.

  • 05/04/2013 | Argentina

    Berni: 'We are doing what's humanly possible'

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni came on stage today to stress that the government is doing what's "humanly possible" amid the devastation left by the torrential rains and floods in Buenos Aires province and La Plata capital district.

  • 05/04/2013 | Argentina

    Merval lower on US data, euro zone fears

    Buenos Aires' Merval benchmark stock index opened down 0.3 percent at 3,287.56 points, pushed by weak employment data from the US.

  • 02/04/2013 | Argentina

    Santilli: Water levels were 'incredible'

    BA City Environment and Public Space Minister Diego Santilli alluded to the heavy storm that hit the area on Tuesday’s early morning killing one Subte worker and causing flooding, power outage and serious problems in transport public services.

  • 02/04/2013 | Argentina

    Storm: Subway B line worker dies electrocuted

    Union Association of Subway Workers (AGTyP in Spanish) know locally as “Metrodelegados” have decided to suspend the Line B service following the death of a Subte worker this morning as a result of the heavy storm that still batters Buenos Aires.

  • 04/04/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge slightly down

    The Merval benchmark stock index closed lower at 0.3 percent to 3,297.13 points, though accumulating gains by 15.8 percent for the year.

  • 28/03/2013 | Argentina

    Vatican names Bergoglio's successor in Buenos Aires

    Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Mario Auerlio Poli, 65, of the diocese of Santa Rosa to succeed him as archbishop of Buenos Aires, the Vatican said today.

  • 28/03/2013 | Argentina

    No Herald for a day

    There will be no issue of the newspaper today as kiosks will be closed on Good Friday. Stay informed with BuenosAiresHerald.com

  • 02/04/2013 | Argentina

    Subway, trains run limited services

    The critical situation facing Buenos Aires citizens these hours due to a powerful storm has led to serious problems in train and subway services.

  • 21/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

  • 26/03/2013 | Argentina

    Local stocks edge up

  • 27/03/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks close lower

    The Merval benchmark stock index closed lower at 3,380.78 points, dropping 1.1 percent but improving 12.1 percent so far this month and 19.7 percent so far this year.

  • 18/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks moved 0.86 percent lower today, with the Merval benchmark stock index reaching 3,464.75 points.

  • 20/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edges up

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    Violent eviction at cultural centre: 4 arrests, 16 injured

    An eviction carried out by BA city Metropolitan police in the San Martín Cultural Center resulted in 4 arrests and left at least 16 people injured -two of them by lead bullets- on Wednesday’s early morning.

  • 14/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 15/03/2013 | Argentina

    21st anniversary of Israel's embassy attack, families commemorate victims

    Two days ahead of the 21st anniversary of the attack against the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, the Jewish community commemorated the victims of the 1992 tragedy.

  • 11/03/2013 | Argentina

    Teachers' union rejects proposal, to hold 48-hour strike

    Buenos Aires province teachers' union announced today another 48-hour strike for tomorrow and Wednesday, after considering "insufficient" a new wage offer presented by the provincial government.

  • 12/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 06/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 07/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 11/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 01/03/2013 | Argentina

    Subway tariff increases to $3,50

    The head of Buenos Aires Subways (SBASE), Juan Pablo Piccardo, confirmed today that the subway fare will increase from $2,50 to $3,50 pesos by mid March, and added that the City Government will "subsidize 45 percent of the tariff" to avoid a higher hike.

  • 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.

  • 05/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 27/02/2013 | Argentina

    Teachers fail to agree on BA province's proposal

    Buenos Aires province teachers rejected a new proposal presented by provincial authorities during today's meeting over wage talks.

  • 28/02/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks lower; bonds, coupons plummet

    Buenos Aires stocks moved 3.5 percent lower today, with the Merval benchmark stock index reaching 3,048.55 points. Among public bonds, the Bonar 2017 lost 2.5 percent, Discount edged down by 6.4 percent, Global 2017 dropped 5.8 percent, while the Par lost 3.6 percent.

  • 01/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA province teachers ratify 48-hours strike

    Buenos Aires province teachers' unions ratified the strike for next Monday and Tuesday to claim a wage hike higher than 22 percent. Teachers blamed the provincial government of the "educational crisis" in the district.

  • 25/02/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli summons teachers for wage talks

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli summoned all the teachers' unions for wage talks on Wednesday in order to present a salary hike proposal.

  • 26/02/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

  • 27/02/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 15/02/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

  • 21/02/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down 4%

  • 25/02/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

  • 07/02/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 08/02/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks move down

  • 14/02/2013 | Argentina

    Shares slightly down

    Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index moved down by 0.1 percent to 3,303.79 points, gaining 15.6 percent so far in 2013

  • 04/02/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks moved 2.9 percent lower today, with the Merval benchmark stock index reaching 3,428.69 points.

  • 05/02/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

  • 06/02/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

  • 30/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks move up

  • 31/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA Stock Exchange closed due to holiday

    Buenos Aires Stock Exchange will not operate today due to the national holiday. Therefore, all currency exchange agencies and banks will be closed today nationwide.

  • 01/02/2013 | Argentina

    Power consumption hits new record

    The heat wave that currently affects Buenos Aires City, province and other provinces, led to a new record of daily power consumption after reaching the 455.7 gigawatts (Gwh) registered on Wednesday, the Federal Planning Ministry reported today.

  • 28/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge slightly up

  • 29/01/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman meets with DAIA, AMIA and relatives of victims, rejects criticism

    After meeting with officials from the AMIA and DAIA Jewish organizations and relatives of the 1994 bombing victims, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured that the agreement with Iran to create a truth commission “does not ignore the local justice system’s investigation.”

  • 29/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 21/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 22/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stocks moved 1.7 percent higher today, with the Merval benchmark stock index reaching 3,306.20 points.

  • 24/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 14/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks suffer slight drop

  • 17/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 18/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks move up

  • 10/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 11/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks move down

  • 07/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close 0.1% lower


  • 08/01/2013 | Argentina

    Mariotto to push law to make BA province officials' wealth transparent

    Deputy governor for the province of Buenos Aires Gabriel Mariotto said today that he would push for a Public Ethics Law to be passed in the province, so that details on government officials’ wealth be made transparent.

  • 09/01/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 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.

  • 02/01/2013 | Argentina

    Subway: Macri ratifies fares will rise

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri explained today that the ‘true’ price of subway fares is 6 pesos and that they will go up, adding that the city government would analyse a way to reduce expenses.

  • 04/01/2013 | Argentina

    Heavy rains hit Buenos Aires City, Province

    Heavy rains, and hail alert hit Southern, Northern and central Buenos Aires, and Santa Fe province, according to the National Weather Forecasting Service (SMN).

  • 25/12/2012 | Argentina

    BA neighbourhoods left without power

    Various parts of the capital city and Greater Buenos Aires were left without power for the second day in a row today, following Monday’s intense heat that threw thermometers up to a rocking heat index of 46 degrees.

  • 26/12/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up 1.5%

  • 26/12/2012 | Argentina

    Rains ruin Christmas for water-weary Argentine soy farmers

    Christmas rainstorms across the country further delayed soy and corn planting, keeping markets guessing about whether the grains powerhouse can produce enough this season to help bring high-flying global food prices down to earth.

  • 22/12/2012 | Argentina

    Looting: Nearly 500 arrested in Greater BA

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

  • 25/12/2012 | Argentina

    CFK spends Christmas in Río Gallegos

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with her family in Río Gallegos, prior to her expected return to Buenos Aires tomorrow, when she will continue with official activities at the Government House.

  • 20/12/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 20/12/2012 | Argentina

    Other supermarkets ransacked

    A supermarket in Campana, Buenos Aires province, was ransacked during the afternoon, Police sources reported.

  • 22/12/2012 | Argentina

    'People want peace and quiet,' Scioli

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

  • 12/12/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 17/12/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks higher

  • 19/12/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks edged down 0.9 percent today, with the Merval benchmark stock index reaching 2,843.96 points. Argentina's country-risk moved down by 1.1 percent, standing at 995 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.

  • 08/12/2012 | Argentina

    Eight killed in road accidents in Buenos Aires province

    At least eight people were killed today in car accidents today in Buenos Aires province. The first took place in Mar del Plata, the other in the area of Burzaco, south of the province.

  • 10/12/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 11/12/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks 1.5% higher

  • 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."

  • 03/12/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks end flat

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks end flat

    Buenos Aires stocks slightly rose today, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving up by 0.01 percent to 2,295.59 points.

  • 23/11/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli pleas 'collaboration' in 'vulture' funds fight

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli rejected the recent ruling in favour of “holdout” bond investors by New York Judge Thomas Griesa and called on other provincial governors, mayors and union leaders to “join in collaboration” in order to bring peace of mind to the population.

  • 26/11/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks not operating due to holiday

  • 16/11/2012 | Argentina

    Macri assures 'investors don't trust in Argentina'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri assured that "investors are turning their back to us, because they don't trust Argentina and prefer to invest their money in other regional country, as Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Colombia."

  • 17/11/2012 | Argentina

    'Teachers strike is inopportune,' Scioli

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli deemed today the upcoming teachers’ strike as “inopportune.” “Even though strike is a constutional right, under these circumstances I consider it inopportune.”

  • 19/11/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 12/11/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 13/11/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't to fine electricity companies for AR$158 million over power cuts

    The government today announced it would fine the main electricity providers Edenor and Edesur for the power cuts that affected thousands of people across Buenos Aires on November 7.

  • 15/11/2012 | Argentina

    Lescano reiterates power cut 'not sabotage'

    The head of the power workers’ union Oscar Lescano reiterated today that the mass power cut that affected over a million people across Buenos Aires last week was not planned, but was caused by tree hitting the power lines.

  • 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

    BA rubbish remains uncollected, rain sparks new health concerns

    Buenos Aires City streets remained littered with piles of rubbish bags today; amid a continued strike by CEAMSE rubbish processing workers. The interruption on waste collection reached its seventh day today sparking new health concerns by city residents, as heavy downpours have been forecasted.

  • 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.

  • 08/11/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't investigating causes behind mass blackout

    The government said today that it was investigating into the causes of the mass power cut that caused chaos across Buenos Aires City and the surrounding areas yesterday evening and that it would “apply the appropriate sanctions,” should it need to.

  • 08/11/2012 | Argentina

    Yellow alert: Heat wave continues

    The heat wave affecting Buenos Aires City and Province remains, as well as the yellow alert in the area. Citizens continue under intense temperatures, awaiting the relief that rain is expected to bring tomorrow.

  • 07/11/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down

  • 08/11/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 04/11/2012 | Argentina

    Floods may affect harvest

    Rural Society President Luis Miguel Etchevehere said that 11 million hectares are under water in Buenos Aires province and three million in Santa Fe.

  • 05/11/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks ends flat

  • 07/11/2012 | Argentina

    Blackouts hit several City neighbourhoods

    Power cuts affected several Buenos Aires City neighbourhoods, leading to heavy traffic jams in the main avenues, power cuts of traffic lights and suspension of train and subway lines' services.

  • 30/10/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks moved down with the Merval benchmark stock index edging down 0.5 percent to 2,320.57 points.

  • 31/10/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks slightly up

  • 01/11/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 29/10/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks moved down with the Merval benchmark stock index dropping 2 percent to 2,332.80 points.

  • 29/10/2012 | Argentina

    At least 2 dead, thousands evacuated after storm

    The heavy showers have left two dead at Greater Buenos Aires, while thousands had to be evacuated, mainly in Quilmes and La Matanza districts.

  • 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

    Buenos Aires stocks end slightly higher

    Buenos Aires stocks ended slightly higher in today's trading as the Merval benchmark stock climbed 0.4 percent and stood at 2,377.79 points.

  • 17/10/2012 | Argentina

    Moody's downgrades ratings of provinces, cities

    Moody's Investor Service announced it has downgraded the issuer and debt ratings of several provincies and cities in Argentina, due to the risks these states may face to access foreign currency and "serve their obligations in foreign currency."

  • 18/10/2012 | Argentina

    'Habitat law' bill preliminary approved by BA province congress

    Buenos Aires province Lower House of Congress preliminary approved the "Habitat Law" bill, which forces gated neighbourhoods to cede lands for the construction of houses of social plans.

  • 22/10/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stocks were higher in today's trading. The Merval benchmark stock index edged up 1.2 percent to 2,457.16 points.

  • 10/10/2012 | Argentina

    Two UOCRA factions clash in Florencio Varela, 7 injured

    At least seven people were injured in violent clashes this morning between two factions of the UOCRA construction workers’ union in Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires province.

  • 12/10/2012 | Argentina

    Students meet officials, march to City Education Ministry

    Buenos Aires City students marched down to the City Education Ministry after meeting with Minister Esteban Bullrich's advisers. Takeovers were still being carried out in over 40 secondary schools across the capital.

  • 16/10/2012 | Argentina

    Students lift school takeovers

    Students from almost fifty Buenos Aires City schools decided to lift the takeovers and end the month-long protest over curriculum reforms backed by Education Minister Esteban Bullrich.

  • 28/09/2012 | Argentina

    City Legislature passes abortion law in cases of rape, life endangerment

    City Government lawmakers passed in the early hours of this morning the law which allows the non-punishable practice of abortions in the case of life endangerment as well as if the pregnancy is caused by rape.

  • 30/09/2012 | Argentina

    City gov't: Schools takeovers based on ‘illegitimate claim’

    While the takeover of 32 City high schools by disrupted students against a curricular reform promoted by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires continues, the Education Minister, Esteban Bullrich, indicated that “protesters have no legitimate claim.”

  • 03/10/2012 | Argentina

    City, national officials meet over final details of new city transport agency

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo met this morning with Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli and Buenos Aires City Government’s Minister Emilio Monzó in order to tie up the final details regarding the new City Transport Agency being created jointly by the national, provincial and local administrations.

  • 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.

  • 18/09/2012 | Argentina

    Police officer gunned down in José C. Paz

    A Buenos Aires Province Police officer, the second within the last 24 hours, was shot dead in Western Greater BA district of José C. Paz, during a confrontation with criminals, police sources informed today.

  • 18/09/2012 | Argentina

    Garré: 'There is no such a thing as a crime rate increase in Buenos Aires City'

    Security Minister Nilda Garré denied today the criminality curve in Buenos Aires City was increasing. "There is no such a thing as a crime rate increase in Buenos Aires. In fact, there is a decrease of criminality in some cases”, the official told the press before inaugurating a conference of representatives of Latin American security forces in a City downtown hotel.

  • 08/09/2012 | Argentina

    Greater Buenos Aires still affected by floods, weather improves

    Heavy rains caused floods in Buenos Aires province, affecting 3.5 million hectares. Fourteen percent of barley and wheat crops have been affected and 17 districts were declared in state of emergency.

  • 11/09/2012 | Argentina

    BA farming board meet to assess floods damage

    The Buenos Aires Province Farming Board will meet today in order to assess flood damage after torrential rains flooded several Buenos Aires province rural areas.

  • 13/09/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks higher

    Buenos Aires stocks rose today, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving up by 3 percent to 2,508.71 points.

  • 03/09/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks slightly lower

    Buenos Aires stocks slightly dropped in today's trade, with the Merval benchmark stock index edging down by 0.2 percent to 2,402.56 points.

  • 04/09/2012 | Argentina

    Showers forecasted for Buenos Aires

    After a sunny and warm start to September, forecasters today predicted isolated showers and slightly cooler temperatures across the Greater Buenos Aires area and the capital City.

  • 07/09/2012 | Argentina

    Bad weather causes delays on roads, Aeroparque

    Mist, strong rain and electric storms caused delays at the Jorge Newbery Metropolitan Airport (Aeroparque) in Buenos Aires since the early hours of today, affecting several morning flights.

  • 25/08/2012 | Argentina

    BA province to aid flooded districts with $400,000

    The Buenos Aires province Government carries out an emergency programme to assist the districts affected by the intense rains that hit the area in the last few days. As evacuees were returning home, Vice-Governor Gabriel Mariotto visited the areas and announced that the provincial Senate will send 400,000 pesos in aid.

  • 27/08/2012 | Argentina

    Polar wave hits Buenos Aires

    A polar wave has reached Buenos Aires this morning, according to the National Meteorology Service (SNM), adding low temperatures to Buenos Aires City and Greater Buenos Aires today.

  • 28/08/2012 | Argentina

    Cold snap intact, outlook warmer for rest of week

    The cold weather was to continue for today across Greater Buenos Aires and the City, with a frosty start and isolated fog in some areas.Warmer weather is expected for the rest of the week, national forecasters said. 

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    Floods hit BA province again, 200 evacuated

    At least 200 people had to be evacuated in six Buenos Aires province districts due to the heavy rains and hails that began earlier today. The National Weather Forecase Service (SMN) reported that the rains might continue for the next hours.

  • 24/08/2012 | Argentina

    Rain today, outlook better for weekend

    After a one-off taster of sunny spring/summerlike weather, the forecast was looking bleak, with rain and chilly weather once again. Rain, storms and lower temperatures were anticipated with temperatures ranging between 9 and 12 degrees, the National Weather Forecasting Service said (SMN).

  • 21/08/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks were 0.8 percent lower today, with the Merval benchmark stock index dipping to 2,441.23 points.

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stocks were higher today, as the Merval benchmark index climbed 0.3 percent to 2,442.52 points.

  • 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.

  • 15/08/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stocks were 0.8 percent higher today, with the Merval benchmark stock index reaching 2,440.35 points.

  • 17/08/2012 | Argentina

    Construction site collapses in Palermo

    The path of a construction site located in Sinclair 3000, in Buenos Aires City's Palermo neighbourhood, collapsed due to the intense rain.

  • 20/08/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks not operating due to holiday

    Buenos Aires Stock exchange will not operate today due to national holiday. Likewise, all currency exchange agencies remain closed nationwide as there is no official trade on Monday.  

  • 08/08/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stocks were 0.3 percent higher today, with the Merval benchmark stock index reaching 2,458.81 points.

  • 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.

  • 06/08/2012 | Argentina

    Dense fog causes delays, complications at airports, ports and on roads

    Mist and dense banks of fog reduced the visibility in Buenos Aires City today causing delays at the Jorge B. Newbery Metropolitan Airport (Aeroparque) and Ezeiza international airport, affecting several morning flights, as well as closing and slowing down operations at ports.

  • 06/08/2012 | Argentina

    Bonfatti says they do not even have money to pay salaries

    Santa Fe's Governor Antonio Bonfatti assured that "there's no money" in the province and warned that "we are going to have problems to pay the salaries" of the public sector's workers.

  • 07/08/2012 | Argentina

    Storms, hail predicted in BA City, provinces

    A weather alert for heavy rain, storms and possible hail was issued today for Buenos Aires City and suburban areas, in addition to the south of Córdoba province, south of Santa Fe, centre and east of Mendoza, San Luis, Entre Ríos and La Pampa.

  • 01/08/2012 | Argentina

    Fog causes delays at Aeroparque, on roads

    Mist and dense banks of fog reduced the visibility in Buenos Aires City today causing delays on the main city accesses and at Jorge Newbery Metropolitan Airport (Aeroparque), affecting several morning flights.

  • 02/08/2012 | Argentina

    Tax revenue climbs 28.2% in July

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the tax revenue has climbed 28.2 percent in July, reaching 61.317 billion pesos, year-on-year.

  • 03/08/2012 | Argentina

    Aeroparque flights delayed due to bad weather conditions

    Flights were delayed this morning at the Jorge B. Newbery Metropolitan Airport due to poor visibility, heavy rain, electric storms and strong winds caused by the banks of fog which affected the City and Greater Buenos Aires areas.

  • 31/07/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks ended lower today with the Merval benchmark stock index moving down by 0.8 percent to 2,400.31 points.

  • 31/07/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina issues its first same-sex parent birth certificate

    Argentina issued today the first same-sex parent birth certificate, the LGBT rights group (FALGBT) informed. The boy named Tobías, registered under two fathers, was born in India after a surrogacy process.

  • 01/08/2012 | Argentina

    'The subway strike is arbitrary and excessive,' Vidal

    Deputy Mayor for Buenos Aires City María Eugenia Vidal sharply criticized the announced strike by the UTA subway and tram workers union yesterday, labelling it an ‘arbitrary and excessive’ move.

  • 26/07/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks higher

    Buenos Aires stocks traded higher today with the Merval benchmark stock index moving up by 1.4 percent to 2,433.29 points.

  • 26/07/2012 | Argentina

    Protesters lift Buenos-Aires La Plata highway road block

    Protesters lifted a road block they had staged at the Buenos Aires-La Plata highway, which connects the City with Buenos Aires province's capital La Plata.

  • 30/07/2012 | Argentina

    Polar weather hits BA, below zero temperatures in several provinces

    A polar wave of low temperatures hit Buenos Aires today and a number provinces as the thermometers considerably descended this morning hitting below zero temperatures in several locations of the country.

  • 21/07/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli signs decree to extend bingos' licenses, complete midyear bonus payment

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli extended the licenses of 14 bingo operators by a decree, although he is opened to analyze the "proposals" that benefit the province's treasury, after the Kirchnerites claimed him to modify the gambling profitability.

  • 23/07/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks edged down today following the global markets, with the Merval benchmark stock index dropping 0.9 percent to 2,436.79 points.

  • 26/07/2012 | Argentina

    Vidal: 'Power cuts in public areas raise insecurity'

    Deputy Mayor for Buenos Aires City María Eugenia Vidal disclosed this morning that she is to meet with the Edesur and Edenor electricity company presidents in order to ensure city lighting across the capital city is restored.

  • 19/07/2012 | Argentina

    Nat'l Gov't sends AR$1.5 B in financial aid to Scioli for payment of bonuses, providers

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino confirmed today that the National Government will give $AR 600 million pesos in further financial aid to Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli in order to complete the payment of the midyear bonus to provincial state workers and also allowed him to issue bonds worth 900 million pesos to pay state providers and maintain basic utilities.

  • 21/07/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't says BA City is 'one of the safest cities in South America'

    National Security secretary Sergio Berni assured that Buenos Aires City "is one of the safest cities in South America" and stated that it is "a responsibility area" of the Ministry headed by Nilda Garré.

  • 13/07/2012 | Argentina

    City students lift sit-in demonstrations

    Students who carried out various sit-in demonstrations in five schools across Buenos Aires this week, demanding a cafeteria service and photocopiers for their schools, announced on Friday that the protests were officially lifted.

  • 17/07/2012 | Argentina

    BA province teachers reject bonus payment schedule

    FEB education workers’ head Mirta Petrocini confirmed that classes would not resume in Buenos Aires province, and urged the provincial administration to pay the midyear bonus as soon as possible despite the government’s decision to pay it in two installments before August 15.

  • 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.

  • 11/07/2012 | Argentina

    City Gov't calls for Garré to put together 'security plan'

    Deputy Mayor for the Buenos Aires City Government María Eugenia Vidal spoke out today about the recent rise in crime on the city streets, stressing that national Security Minister Nilda Garré “should put together a security plan” in order to control the issue.

  • 12/07/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires workers begin second day of strike

    Teachers, court workers, health and administrative workers in the province of Buenos Aires began today their second day of a 48-hour strike to protest the government’s payment of midyear bonuses in four installments.

  • 12/07/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks closed with losses as the Merval benchmark stock index moved down by 0.5 percent to 2,350.96 points.

  • 06/07/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't calls CGT to agree on new election date

    The national Government accepted the anti-Moyano unions’ dismissal over the CGT labour confederation election scheduled for July 12 and called CGT’s authorities to meet in order to agree on another date for the election, which expires on July 14.

  • 09/07/2012 | Argentina

    Waste collection service resumes

    The waste collection workers lifted the blockade at the CEAMSE landfill, leading to the normalization of the service that had been cancelled yesterday.

  • 11/07/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks move up

    Buenos Aires stocks closed with gains, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving up by 1.9 percent to 2,361.96 points.

  • 04/07/2012 | Argentina

    BA province state workers protest across City, La Plata

    The Buenos Aires province chapter of the CTA labour grouping along with state workers represented by ATE and members of the province’s biggest teaching union Suteba went on strike in rejection of the four-installment payment offer for mid-year bonuses, blocking off roads across the City and La Plata.

  • 04/07/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli announces subsidy cuts

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli’s administration announced it will restrict the use of paper, telephone calls and will cut subsidies to private education in a series of measures aimed to save money in the cash-strapped province.

  • 05/07/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli plans to declare BA province under financial emergency

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli is planning to submit a draft bill to declare the province under “financial emergency”, according to what official sources revealed to Ambito.com.

  • 02/07/2012 | Argentina

    Aeroparque back to normal after poor weather caused delays

    Flights were delayed this morning at the Jorge B. Newbery Metropolitan Airport due to poor visibility caused by the banks of fog and rain which affected the City and Greater Buenos Aires areas. Weather conditions later improved and flights were back to normal by mid afternoon.

  • 03/07/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks close edging up

    Buenos Aires stocks closed slightly higher with the Merval benchmark stock index moving up by 1.93 percent to 2,415.12 points.

  • 03/07/2012 | Argentina

    Nelson Mandela’s daughter appointed South Africa’s ambassador to Argentina

    Nelson Mandela's daughter Zenani has become South Africa's new ambassador to Argentina. The Argentine government has welcomed Zenani as the top official for the African country in Buenos Aires by stressing her appointment represented “South Africa’s recognition of Argentina’s importance.”

  • 26/06/2012 | Argentina

    With heavy ammunition, CFK confirms sending of shared-revenue funds to BA province

    After the numerous claims made by different provinces urged for the national government’s shared-revenue fundings, and mainly the ones coming from the BA Province Governor Daniel Scioli, who stated that there could be problems with the mid-year bonus payments for public workers, President Crisitina Fernández de Kirchner responded with heavy ammunition by saying that “Conspiracy operations should stop.”

  • 28/06/2012 | Argentina

    Power cuts temporarily complicate transport across Buenos Aires

    Several areas of the City and Greater Buenos Aires were temporarily left without electricity earlier today, which caused delays on public transport and traffic flow through the city.

  • 29/06/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stocks edged up today, with the Merval benchmark stock index gaining 3.5 percent to 2,346.68 points.

  • 08/06/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: UK rejects invitation to Argentina

    UK Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne turned down an invitation sent by Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman to visit Argentina.

  • 15/06/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't launches new passport, will ask US to lift visa restrictions

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo launched today a new and improved passport and said that the Government plans to send a request to countries that restrict Argentine travellers' entry with visas, in order for said restrictions to be lifted.

  • 21/06/2012 | Argentina

    'Petrol stations in Buenos Aires will run out of fuel'

    A representative for the Federation for Fuel Entities in Buenos Aires, Luis Malchiodi, said today that 65 percent of petrol stations in Buenos Aires Province will run out of fuel by midday, due to the trucker’s strike.

  • 06/06/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stocks edged up today, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving up by 1 percent at 2,221.52 points.

  • 04/06/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks plunged 0.96 percent today to 2,193.87 points. Meanwhile, the country-risk fell by 5.8 percent to 1,177 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.

  • 05/06/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks edged down today, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving down by 0.5 percent at 2,199.97 points.

  • 29/05/2012 | Argentina

    Bus passenger shot in third armed attack in a week

    A man was shot and wounded today aboard a bus in the Greater Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Villa Luzuriaga. The incident marks the third armed robbery attack on a public bus in the last week in Buenos Aires.

  • 31/05/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks dropped today 0.4 percent to 2,256.74 points, as local investors observed the evolution of the euro zone debt crisis.

  • 31/05/2012 | Argentina

    BA province Legislature passes land reform bill

    The Buenos Aires province Senate ratified the changes made earlier by the Lower House and passed the land reform bill, which will to raise taxes on 38 percent of rural properties. The law is widely rejected by the farming sector.

  • 23/05/2012 | Argentina

    Fog, light showers continue in BA City and surrounding areas

    The rainy, foggy weather being experienced in Buenos Aires is set to continue throughout today, seeing probable light showers and light south-easterly winds, forecasters said. Temperatures will be slightly milder today, ranging between 14 and 18 degrees.

  • 24/05/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires edged up, with the Merval benchmark stock index closing at 2.3 percent to 2,340.26 points. It has accumulated a 9.7 percent increase this week.

  • 25/05/2012 | Argentina

    Robbers hijack bus in Ciudad Evita, one arrested

    Three delinquents hijacked a 91 line bus this morning in the Buenos Aires province area of Ciudad Evita, where an armed off-duty policeman – among the other passengers travelling on the bus – stood up to the robbers, shooting and injuring one of them and arresting another, police said.

  • 21/05/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stocks raised today, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving up 2.8 percent to 2,193.71 points.

  • 22/05/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stocks raised today, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving up 2.1 percent to 2,239.24 points.

  • 11/05/2012 | Argentina

    La Plata hosts BA's first same-sex wedding between two foreigners

    The first ever same-sex marriage between two foreigners in Buenos Aires Province takes place today in La Plata. Australia-born Alexander Greenwich and Victor Höld both live in Sydney, where gay marriage laws have not yet been passed.  The two are to tie the knot today at midday.

  • 17/05/2012 | Argentina

    BA City to allow same sex marriages for foreigners

    The City Government will allow foreigners that arrive in the country to get married –with either opposite sex or same sex partners- within five days of a request to the Civil Registry and only needing a temporary real addressin the City.

  • 18/05/2012 | Argentina

    Meeting to solve subway conflict postponed until Monday

    A meeting summoned by the Labour Ministry with the aim of solving the Subway wage conflict has been postponed and will take place at 11 am Monday at the Ministry headquarters.

  • 09/05/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down pushed by power companies

    Buenos Aires stocks edged down today, with the Merval stock benchmark index losing 2.06 percent to 2,335.01 points.

  • 09/05/2012 | Argentina

    Edenor shares plummet 11.8%

    Shares in power company Edenor plummeted 11.8 percent in Buenos Aires, after closing 20% higher yesterday. The sharp decline at the open of trading today saw stock market operators having to freeze transactions for a few minutes.

  • 11/05/2012 | Argentina

    Bank clerks threaten to stage national strike if wage demands not met

    Workers belonging to the banking umbrella union have threatened today to stage a national strike next week if their demands regarding pay rises are not met. Bank clerks protested across the centre of Buenos Aires yesterday demanding a higher wage increase.

  • 05/05/2012 | Argentina

    Hundreds take part in ‘Global Marihuana March’ across Argentina

    Hundreds of people across Buenos Aires and main provincial cities participated today in the ‘Global Marihuana March,’ demanding the decriminalization of the drug, which also took place in 200 cities around the world.

  • 07/05/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stocks edged up today, with the Merval stock benchmark index gaining 1.5 percent to 2,248.37 points.

  • 08/05/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge up boosted by power companies

    Buenos Aires stocks edged up today, with the Merval stock benchmark index gaining 6 percent to 2,384.26 points.

  • 02/05/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks showed losses today, with the Merval stock benchmark index moving down by 1.3 percent to 2,241.71 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk gained by 1.7 percent to 969 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.

  • 03/05/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks hit two-year low

    Buenos Aires stocks edged down today, with the Merval stock benchmark index moving down by 2.1 percent to 2,195.22 points.

  • 04/05/2012 | Argentina

    Santilli dismisses Gov't accusations against City over waste disposal

    The City government Environment Minister Diego Santilli rejected once again accusations made yesterday by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner against the City government over the management of waste disposal in Buenos Aires.

  • 26/04/2012 | Argentina

    Nursery school teacher accused of tying up one of her pupils

    A nursery school teacher was removed from her position today, after being accused of tying a 4-year-old girl to a chair in a children’s nursery in the city of Buenos Aires.

  • 27/04/2012 | Argentina

    New crossfire arises between Nat'l and City governments over subways

    The dispute over the control of the subway system in Buenos Aires took yet another turn today, as Labour Minister Carlos Tomada renewed demands for Macri’s government to sit down with subway workers to negotiate the recent conflicts. Meanwhile, in response, City Transport Subsecretary Guillermo Dietrich stated that “they’ve got no business” going to such meeting.

  • 28/04/2012 | Argentina

    Rainy weather, low temperatures kick off long weekend

    The National Weather Forecasting Service (SMN) predicted scattered showers and low temperatures today for the city of Buenos Aires and its surrounding areas, expected to extend across the Labour Day weekend. The minimum temperature will be 11 degrees, with highs of 14 degrees.

  • 18/04/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks fell today, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving down by 0.9 percent to 2,357.67 points.

  • 19/04/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks slightly fell today, with the Merval stock benchmark index moving down by 0.2 percent to 2,352.83 points.

  • 23/04/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks slightly fell today, with the Merval stock benchmark index moving down by 1.2 percent to 2,309.85 points.

  • 09/04/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks edged down with the Merval benchmark stock index losing 1.4 percent to 2,522.18 points.

  • 16/04/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks edged down in today's trade, with the Merval benchmark stock index loosing 1.7 percent to 2,459.56 points.

  • 04/04/2012 | Argentina

    CFK repudiates attacks to British embassy in Buenos Aires

    In a rally set in the City of Bariloche, Río Negro province, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner repudiated the attacks of extreme left-wing organization Quebracho to the British embassy in Buenos Aires occurred last Monday, date of the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas War.

  • 05/04/2012 | Argentina

    Edenor, Edesur could be fined if the 'electricity service is not resumed'

    Planning Ministry's Administration's Coordination and Control under-secretary, Roberto Baratta claimed the energy companies Edenor and Edesur to resume the electricity service in the areas that were strongly affected by last night’s storm.

  • 05/04/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli: ‘We have a colossal task standing in front of us’

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli, via the Social Development Ministry and the Public Spaces Secretary, reported he is assisting 30 districts that were affected by the tragic storm that left 12 dead, nine of them from the Greater Buenos Aires.

  • 03/04/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks plummet

    Buenos Aires stocks moved considerably lower, with the Merval benchmark stock index plummeting by 3 percent to 2,605.50 points. The leading panel of stocks accumulated gains of 5.5 percent so far this year.

  • 04/04/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks edged down with the Merval benchmark stock index losing 1.8 percent to 2,557.46 points.

  • 28/03/2012 | Argentina

    Italian singer Gian Franco Pagliaro dies aged 70

    The well-known Italian singer and poet, Gian Franco Paliaro, died last night at the age of 70 of a heart attack, authorities of the Union for Argentine Composers and Authors (SADAIC) informed.

  • 28/03/2012 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down

    Buenos Aires stocks showed losses in midday trade, with the Merval benchmark stock index edging down by 0.3 percent to 2,684.18 points. The leading panel of stocks accumulated gains of 9.3 percent so far this year.

  • 19/03/2012 | Argentina

    Heavy rains, hail hit BA City, province

    An intense rain and hailstorm hit Buenos Aires City and Province in the afternoon, as the National Weather Forecasting Service (SMN) had stated. Although several trees fell, no one was injured.

  • 22/03/2012 | Argentina

    'I killed my son to take revenge on his father'

    The woman accused of choking her six year old son to death, bluntly said “I killed him to take revenge on his father,” while addressing reporters as she was taken into custody in La Plata, Buenos Aires province’s capital.

  • 12/03/2012 | Argentina

    SUTEBA’s Barabel says teachers waiting gov't call to resume wage talks

    Negotiations between the Buenos Aires province government and teacher unions were due to resume today but according to union leaders the Province’s Labour Ministry has not called the teachers back to the negotiations table yet.

  • 13/03/2012 | Argentina

    Teachers' unions accept BA province gov't wage offer

    After a very public dispute and several strikes, teachers' unions in the Buenos Aires province reached an agreement with the provincial government and solved a weeks-long dispute sparked by what they considered was a very low basic salary offer.

  • 18/03/2012 | Argentina

    BA celebrates St Patrick's day

  • 07/03/2012 | Argentina

    BA province teachers conclude second day of strike

    Teachers in the Buenos Aires province finished their 48-hour strike on Wednesday, a protest that on both days was joined by a high percentage of teachers. They are now waiting for a better offer from the Government which they believe “will end the conflict.”

  • 08/03/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires province gov’t and teachers wage talks to continue on Monday

    Negotiations between the Buenos Aires province Government and teacher unions will continue on Monday, following a meeting held at the the Public Sector’s Collective Bargaining Under-Secretariat in La Plata.

  • 09/03/2012 | Argentina

    Profile: John Freeman

    The UK’s newly-appointed Ambassador to Argentina, Dr John Freeman, who is to take office during the winter months in Buenos Aires, has a long history working as a diplomat. Freeman has worked all over the world, including different placements in South Africa, Germany and Singapore.

  • 02/03/2012 | Argentina

    Larreta: "CFK corrected Garré's huge mistake'

    Buenos Aires City's Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta today reacted to yesterday's President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's speech in which she announced Federal Police officers would be sent back to patrol subways for another 30 days.

  • 06/03/2012 | Argentina

    Teachers go on national strike

    Buenos Aires province teachers’ union ratified the 48-hours national strike scheduled for today and Wednesday to demand a wage hike above from the one offered by the provincial government ($2,800 pesos).

  • 05/03/2012 | Argentina

    Severe storm and strong winds hit Buenos Aires

    Strong winds and heavy rains affected the City of Buenos Aires on Monday. Earlier, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) had issued an alert for heavy rain, storms and possible hails in the afternoon.

  • 25/02/2012 | Argentina

    Mass 4.5 ton marihuana load seized in Capilla del Señor

    Some 4.5 tons of marihuana were seized today in a mass control operation in the Buenos Aires province area of Capilla del Señor, officials from the Security Ministry said today.

  • 29/02/2012 | Argentina

    Vidal: 'We won't take control of the Subway while there's no deal with Nat'l Gov't'

    Deputy Mayor for Buenos Aires City María Eugenia Vidal, made it clear today that the Macri administration had still not taken full control of the subway system and were not planning to “as long as there was a disagreement” with the national Government over the works that are lacking.

  • 23/02/2012 | Argentina

    Teacher unions accept City Government's upped wage proposal

    City teacher unions accepted the upped wage proposal put forward today by the City Government, and are to receive minimum monthly wage of $2,950 pesos with an additional 50 pesos added to cover teaching material costs.

  • 24/02/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires province teachers to go on strike

    Suteba teacher union announced they would stage a 24-hour strike next Tuesday, the first day of school in Buenos Aires province, after they failed to reach a deal with the provincial government over a wage hike.

  • 04/02/2012 | Argentina

    Suffocating heat: temps hit 38 degrees, rains expected overnight

    Following the unpredictable weather forecast during the past week seeing storms, flash flooding, suffocating temperatures and cooler sunny spells hit Buenos Aires; today the heat came back to town with a vengeance, with the registered heat index reaching a high of 38 degrees.

  • 15/02/2012 | Argentina

    Yellow alert for high temperatures in BA

    The National Weather Forecasting Service (SMN) issued a 24-hour yellow alert today due to the heat affecting the city of Buenos Aires. Temperatures are to range between lows of 21 degrees and highs of 35 degrees.

  • 16/02/2012 | Argentina

    Teachers' wage talks in BA province go on recess

    Buenos Aires province government and unions of the Teachers Union Front agreed to go on a recess in the collective bargaining talks that will define the wage hike for the sector until it is defined nationwide.

  • 20/01/2012 | Argentina

    Orange alert issued for BA City and province due to heat

    The National Weather Forecast Service (SMN) issued an Orange Alert today due to the increasing high temperatures in Buenos Aires City and province areas. Temperatures are expected to reach 35 degrees Celsius this afternoon with an even higher heat index, officials informed.

  • 26/01/2012 | Argentina

    Two arrested in Banfield's Policeman murder case

    Two men were arrested on suspicion of killing Buenos Aires province police officer Néstor Aranda in Southern Greater BA town of Banfield. Aranda was shot dead today in the middle of a shoot-out with at least three armed robbers who were breaking into a family home. Official reports stated that robbers had been keeping the family hostage before the police intervened.

  • 02/02/2012 | Argentina

    Cloud and mid temps forecasted, rain to return overnight

    Following last night’s storm that affected thousands of people’s journeys home, forecasters predicted cloud coverage and warm temperatures for today, expecting showers to return tonight. The National Weather Forecasting service (SMN) predicted light winds and temperatures between 20 and 28 degrees for Buenos Aires and its surrounding areas.  

  • 12/01/2012 | Argentina

    Street peddlers clash with police, lift Corrientes Ave blockade

    Street peddlers protesting along Florida shopping street against eviction orders put in place by the City Government, clashed with Metropolitan Police officers on Friday afternoon. Several people were detained and police later lifted the blockade they had set along Corrientes Avenue.

  • 12/01/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't rules out hike of drought emergency fund

    The government recognized before the Agrarian Emergency Committee the severe drought issues in the central area of the country, although it will not increase the budget for the emergency fund of 100 million pesos to face the situation.

  • 18/01/2012 | Argentina

    Yellow alert: heat wave expected for BA City, province this afternoon

    Yet another a very warm afternoon is expected today for the Buenos Aires area with temperatures reaching a high of 33 degrees.

  • 09/01/2012 | Argentina

    Yellow alert: heat wave expected to hit BA City, province today

    A very warm afternoon is expected today for the Buenos Aires area with temperatures reaching a high of 38 degrees.

  • 10/01/2012 | Argentina

    Hail alert issued in BA City after intense heat

    After the second consecutive day of intense heat in the City and Greater Buenos Aires areas with the registered heat index reaching highs of 40 degrees Celsius, the National Weather Forecast Service (SMN) issued a hail and heavy storms alert.

  • 11/01/2012 | Argentina

    Street vendors clear Corrientes Ave and Florida intersection

    Street peddlers cleared the intersection of Corrientes Avenue and Florida after interrupting traffic for a few hours in response to a raid carried by municipal inspectors and Metropolitan Police officers on Wednesday morning in order to stop them from selling illegal goods along Florida shopping street.

  • 04/01/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't assigns new Trade Undersecretary after Heyn's death

    The Government appointed economist Paula Español as the new Trade Undersecretary, to replace Iván Heyn following his sudden death last month, officials reported.

  • 05/01/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli hospitalized again with renal colic

    Buenos Aires Province Governor Daniel Scioli was urgently admitted to a private clinic in Tandil today, suffering from renal colic. Scioli was alongside colleagues on La Marocha estancia when he suddenly began experiencing strong intestinal pains. He underwent a routinary X-ray and was given pain medication.

  • 06/01/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't rules out train, bus fares hike talks

    The National Government denied talks of adjusting bus and train fares for the area of Buenos Aires today and stated that “it’s not urgent nor necessary” to do so.

  • 31/12/2011 | Argentina

    Warm and sunny weather for NYE weekend

  • 02/01/2012 | Argentina

    CFK returns to BA, readies for surgery

    After spending New Year’s Eve with her family, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returned to Buenos Aires at midday from El Calafate, in the Santa Cruz province, and is scheduled to begin preparations for her surgery.

  • 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.

  • 25/12/2011 | Argentina

    One dead, over 200 injured by fireworks on Christmas eve

    Since yesterday, hospitals across the country have been reporting a high number of admissions of patients with fireworks related injuries. Authorities informed that over 200 patients were treated for firecraker's wounds at Buenos Aires City and Province, Rosario, Córdoba and La Rioja.

  • 28/12/2011 | Argentina

    'We must come together in CFK's absence,' Scioli

    Buenos Aires province governor, Daniel Scioli highlighted the “courage” shown by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and asked for “more collaboration than ever” ahead of the operation for thyroid cancer the head of state faces in January.

  • 30/12/2011 | Argentina

    BA City bars and restaurants now 100% smoke-free

    The City of Buenos Aires put forth the steps to become 100% smoke-free, after amendments were made yesterday to the anti-tobacco laws, totally prohibiting the use of smoking areas in restaurants and bars in the capital.

  • 21/12/2011 | Argentina

    Funeral service held for Iván Heyn

    The body of foreign trade undersecretary Ivan Heyn, who was found dead in his hotel room in Montevideo yesterday, was brought to Buenos Aires in the early hours this morning. The funeral service for the 34-year-old economist took place in Belgrano neighbourhood.

  • 21/12/2011 | Argentina

    Officials investigate Heyn's mobile phone, computer

    In the midst of the commotion caused by the sudden death of 34-year-old Iván Heyn, the Uruguayan Judiciary began the investigation of the causes that led Argentina's Foreign Trade Undersecretary to commit suicide on Tuesday. Following the first results of the autopsy, officials were analyzing Heyn’s mobile phone and personal computer.

  • 23/12/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires banks close early

    Banks in Buenos Aires operated shorter working hours today, while on December 26 they will be closed, in line with holiday put in place by the national government for Monday.

  • 10/12/2011 | Argentina

    In Pictures: A day of celebration

  • 10/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK inauguration: a custom-made celebration

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is set to begin her second term today. After being sworn-in in Congress, her schedule later includes the ride to Plaza de Mayo, the swearing-in of her Cabinet members and the greeting of foreign delegations at the Government House.

  • 16/12/2011 | Argentina

    New luxury BA-Mar del Plata trains unveiled

    A new train service between the capital and the coastline was inaugurated, set to run a daily service from Buenos Aires' Constitución station to Mar del Plata, the government announced. The modern trains provide a brand new service right in time for the holiday season.

  • 24/11/2011 | Argentina

    Thanksgiving in BA: Where to have turkey tonight

    By Melanie Henderson.- Didn't find a turkey in Jumbo? Or perhaps turning on your oven in the heat was a problematic prospect. Whichever way, if you wish to still celebrate Thanksgiving, a fair amount of expat bars and restaurants are offering tasty turkey dinner on their menus today.

  • 30/11/2011 | Argentina

    New BA Province Police Chief sworn in

    Buenos Aires Province Governor Daniel Scioli today swore in the new Chief of Police for Buenos Aires Province, confirming that Hugo Matzkin would be taking Juan Carlos Paggi’s place, after yesterday he announced he would be stepping down. A ceremony was held in which Scioli paid homage to the former police chief for his service to the force.  

  • 08/12/2011 | Argentina

    BA City Legislature approves reforms

    The Buenos Aires City Legislature last night passed a controversial regulation on street peddling while peddlers gathered outside the downtown building to protest the bill. Lawmakers also passed a law to regulate the activity of informal car parkers, known as "trapitos".

  • 11/11/2011 | Argentina

    'We are one of the seven wonders'

    Misiones Governor Maurice Closs assured that the Iguazú Falls are “one of the world’s seven natural wonders,” during a press conference held to celebrate the election.

  • 14/11/2011 | Argentina

    BA province teachers go on strike; 4 million students affected

    Teachers in Buenos Aires province will hold a 24-hour strike in public and private schools, demanding the opening of bargain talks as the unions seek for a wage increase. The strike affects 4 million students, and unions already warned that the conflict could be extended.

  • 23/11/2011 | Argentina

    BA province Legislature passes 2012 Budget law

    The Buenos Aires province Legislature passed the 2012 Budget law, which foresees expenses of 113 billion pesos and a need of financing of 6.6 billion and a 46 percent increase in the urban property tax. It also approved the Fiscal Law.

  • 05/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK back in Buenos Aires after G20 Summit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived back to Buenos Aires this morning, after her trip to Cannes, France, where she took part in the G20 Summit and met with US President Barack Obama.

  • 05/11/2011 | Argentina

    Demolition of San Nicolás flats expected today

    The city government evaluated today the possibility of demolishing the remains of the building along Bartolomé Mitre at 1200, in the neighbourhood of Monserrat, which part-collapsed last night. Meanwhile, residents of the building and neighbours pleaded that the local government find a solution to save them from losing their homes.

  • 10/11/2011 | Argentina

    Missing man's body found in the rubble of condemned building

    The body of a man who had been missing, was found this morning under the rubble of the condemned building in the city neighbourhood of San Nicolás, which collapsed last Friday, police sources informed.

  • 01/11/2011 | Argentina

    BA province teachers ratify 48-hour strike

    Members of the Buenos Aires Teachers’ Union (Udocba) confirmed the strike to be held on Thursday and Friday to claim for a 3,100 pesos minimum wage and the renewal of wage talks, among other measures.

  • 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.

  • 03/11/2011 | Argentina

    Heat wave to hit Buenos Aires today

    After tough winter porteños are about to finally have a taste of the Spring as temperatures are expected to skyrocket this afternoon, informed National Meteorological Service (SMN).

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    De Narváez calls Scioli, recognizes Governor’s victory

    Udeso’s candidate Francisco De Narváez called Governor Daniel Scioli and congratulated him for his victory in Buenos Aires province.

  • 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.”

  • 17/10/2011 | Argentina

    Ezeiza, Aeroparque airports slowly resume services

    The situation in both the Ezeiza and Aeroparque airports was slowly going back to normal after two days in which many domestic and international flights had to be cancelled due to the return of a thick ash cloud coming from the Puyehue volcano.

  • 22/10/2011 | Argentina

    Candidates rest ahead of Sunday's elections

    The principal candidates in this weekend’s presidential election rested today with family members and met with advisors to adjust final details for tomorrow’s elections.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    'Today is a great day for democracy,' Scioli

    Buenos Aires province Governor, Daniel Scioli, celebrated today’s general elections by saying "it is a great day for democracy.” The official also remarked that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and himself form a “true team”.

  • 07/10/2011 | Argentina

    Bad weather, strikes slow Aeroparque flights

    An Aerolínas Argentinas and Austral protest added to the inclement weather conditions that affect the city of Buenos Aires, complicating proceedings at the Aeroparque Metropolitan airport. Several Aerolíneas, Austral and Lan flights were either cancelled or delayed.

  • 08/10/2011 | Argentina

    Scioli encourages foreign businessmen to invest in Argentina

    During a visit to the Volkswagen factory in General Pacheco today, Buenos Aires province Governor, Daniel Scioli, saluted Argentine industry and made a livening appeal to foreign businessmen, encouraging them to invest in Argentina because “it has a competitive economic market with a high-quality workforce.”

  • 14/10/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks up for fourth consecutive day

    Buenos Aires stocks presented considerable gains, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving up by 4.6 percent, to 2,717.05 points. It ended its best week of the year with a 16.8 percent increase.

  • 23/08/2011 | Argentina

    Church warns over 'consequences' of abortion's legalization

    The Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) affirmed that if the Congress approves the law that legalizes abortion, it will generate “judicial, cultural and ethical consequences.”

  • 24/08/2011 | Argentina

    'It’s in our idiosyncrasy to generate new paradigms,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner received the Foreign Ministers of Unasur and Eastern Asia at the Government House and called to “find new paradigms to allow the balance between State and markets, and between the countries of the world.”

  • 04/10/2011 | Argentina

    City Gov't and teachers clash over strikes

    City Education Minister, Esteban Bullrich, declared that “teachers who go on strike, will not get paid for today,” after labelling the planned 24-hour strike and protest rallies that took place  in the city of Buenos Aires, "completely unjustified."

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    As elections close, four provinces define their governor

    Only four provinces have elected their candidates for Governor in the first primary election of the country. The kirchnerite party appeared to be the winner in Buenos Aires, San Juan and Entre Ríos, while in San Luis, the current provincial Cabinet Chief, Justicialist Claudio Poggi, took the lead.

  • 17/08/2011 | Argentina

    Iran hopes to appoint ambassador to Buenos Aires 'in near future'

    Iranian deputy Foreign Minister Ali Ahani expressed his wishes that his country will be able to appoint a new ambassador in Buenos Aires in the near future.

  • 23/08/2011 | Argentina

    Libyan Embassy in BA recognizes rebels as country authorities

    The Libyan Embassy in Buenos Aires announced it recognizes the National Transitional Council as the legitimate authority of Libya, the head of press of the Embassy reported.

  • 12/08/2011 | Argentina

    Golf ball-sized hail, dark skies take Porteños by surprise

    Golf ball-sized hail, dark skies took Porteños by surprise on Friday morning as the weather conditions worsened in the Capital and several locations of the Buenos Aires province. Heavy rain, wind and hail hit the city, suburban areas and some parts of the province as the skies darkened turning day into to night in various neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'The work CFK and I led in BA province has been acknowledged'

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli said that “ the work that the President and I have led in the province has been acknowledged by its residents,” while addressing supporters shortly after official results showed he won the provincial primaries.

  • 01/08/2011 | Argentina

    Filmus congratulates Macri, vows to keep working for the City

    Victory’s Front runner-up Daniel Filmus congratulated once again PRO´s Mauricio Macri for his overwhelming triumph on the city’s polls as he left his Colegiales house this morning.

  • 06/08/2011 | Argentina

    Scioli defends primary election

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli defended the celebration of the primary elections to be held on August 14 in the midst of criticisms and requests presented by his rivals in the province to suspend them.

  • 11/08/2011 | Argentina

    An early spring hits the capital: milder temperatures across BA

    A change in the local climate brings an early spring feeling to the capital, which is to last for the next few days. Milder temperatures are predicted across Buenos Aires and surrounding areas today, with highs of 22 degrees, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) informed. 

  • 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.

  • 27/07/2011 | Argentina

    'Criminality rate drops 12.5%,' Casal says

    Buenos Aires Province Security Minister Ricardo Casal announced that the criminality rate dropped 12.5 percent during the first semester of the year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 15/07/2011 | Argentina

    Storms, hail alert lifted

    Nacional Meteorological Service (SMN) lifted an alert for heavy rain, storms and hails for today, after porteños saw the day turn into night as heavy cloud formations hovered over the city this afternoon.

  • 30/06/2011 | Argentina

    Snow falls in several parts of Buenos Aires province

    The predictions made by the National Weather Service were met today in some provincial areas of Buenos Aires, as snow began to fall along a part of Route 3, between the areas of Stroeder and Carmen de Patagones. Officials have advised drivers to take special care on the roads.

  • 02/07/2011 | Argentina

    City government candidates out for the final campaign weekend

    Just eight days from the vote, making their last paces in the final campaign weekend, the candidates for Buenos Aires City Government organized different activities to reach out to residents of the Capital.

  • 10/07/2011 | Argentina

    Estenssoro assures CC 'is ready to govern BA City'

    Buenos Aires City mayoral candidate for the Civic Coalition party, María Eugenia Estenssoro, assured that she is ready to govern the city, adding that it is the first time that her party runs with its own candidate in the city.

  • 08/06/2011 | Argentina

    Bariloche remains on alert for more ash, flights to south cancelled

    International flights out of Ezeiza airport were resumed last night, while southbound domestic flights out of Jorge Newbery metropolitan airport remained cancelled. Bariloche and smaller southern towns suffered power cuts, and remained on alert as experts predicted continued ash fall.

  • 25/06/2011 | Argentina

    Mariotto to be Scioli’s running mate for BA province

    The head of the Federal Authority of Audiovisual Communication Services (AFSCA), Gabriel Mariotto, confirmed this morning that he will be Buenos Aires Province Governor Daniel Scioli’s running mate, and assured that it was Scioli who put him up for the role.

  • 30/06/2011 | Argentina

    Molotov bomb explodes outside BA City Gov't building

    A Molotov bomb exploded this morning outside the door of the downtown Buenos Aires City Government building, officials informed. Police officers informed that three men have been arrested.

  • 21/05/2011 | Argentina

    Remains of the plane crash victims analysed at Buenos Aires morgue

    The remains of the 22 bodies of the people that died in the Sol airline plane crash on Wednesday arrived at the Buenos Aires morgue and forensic experts began to work on them. Meanwhile, the victims’s relatives were drawn blood to carry out DNA tests to begin the identification process.

  • 31/05/2011 | Argentina

    Macri inaugurates new Metrobus transport system

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri inaugurated the new Metrobus this morning, a transport system that began circulation along Juan B. Justo Avenue today, where he assured passengers “will make up 40% of their normal journey time,” using the new service.

  • 02/06/2011 | Argentina

    Clinton meets with politicians and businessmen in Puerto Madero

    Former US President Bill Clinton arrived in Buenos Aires to take part in a meeting with governors, politicians and business leaders at the Faena Hotel in Puerto Madero

  • 21/04/2011 | Argentina

    Vargas Llosa named 'honoured guest of Buenos Aires city'

    Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa was named “honoured guest of Buenos Aires city”, an award bestowed by the City Legislature. The Peruvian writer, who said was "very moved and thankful for the homage" will later give a conference in the Book Fair, a decision that months ago irked several Kirchnerite intellectuals, including the National Library Director Horacio González.

  • 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.

  • 17/05/2011 | Argentina

    Macri minimizes attempts to contest his candidacy

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri said that the attempt to contest his candidacy has no grounds, adding that, Barcesat, the prosecutor moving forward the court ruling is "just playing politics, because he knows his way around the Constitution."

  • 26/03/2011 | Argentina

    Lights dim in BA City for Earth Hour

    Several historical monuments and public buildings in Buenos Aires City and other cities in the country turned their lights out to show support for the environment in the Earth Hour.

  • 30/03/2011 | Argentina

    Three women arrested in BA City with 6 kg of cocaine

    Three women were arrested while trying to board a Buquebús ship at the Buenos Aires port with six kilograms of cocaine, police sources said. Two of the women were from Uruguay and one was from Paraguay.

  • 15/04/2011 | Argentina

    Drug-trafficking gang detained holding 93 kilos of cocaine in Moreno

    Eight people accused of forming part of a drug-trafficking gang were arrested during eleven separate drug raids in Buenos Aires city and province areas. Police officials detained 93 kilos of cocaine in the process.

  • 08/03/2011 | Argentina

    Several injured after accidents in BA City

    At least ten people were injured earlier and nine were transferred to a nearby hospitals after two traffic accidents took place in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhoods of Balvanera and Palermo, according to police sources.

  • 09/03/2011 | Argentina

    Bus crash in Florencio Varela leaves 26 people injured

    At least 26 people were injured when a bus collided with a lorry along the provincial motorway route 36, near to the area of Bosques in Florencio Varela, according to police sources.

  • 24/03/2011 | Argentina

    Public services' schedule for long weekend

    Emergency and outpatient services in hospitals will run as normal for today and tomorrow, as will the collection of refuse. Also, parking permits in the city have been extended in some areas for the bank holiday days, informed Buenos Aires City Government.

  • 08/02/2011 | Argentina

    WikiLeaks: US warns Argentina lacks 'political will' to eradicate corruption

    More than a hundred cables from the US embassy in Buenos Aires warned about the fragility of the judicial system and the impunity of criminals, according to an article recently published by Spanish newspaper El País. The leaked documents also spoke of the lack of a "true political will" to eradicate corruption.

  • 09/02/2011 | Argentina

    AFIP revenue office uncovers new cases of illegal 'slave like labour'

    The AFIP revenue office has uncovered new cases of illegal “slave like labour", with employees working under conditions described to be “inhumane”, in the province of Buenos Aires and Misiones.

  • 22/02/2011 | Argentina

    National Gov't seals deal with teachers' unions

    After long talks, the government and the teachers’ union reached an agreement on the salary raise. Nevertheless, the accord does not include Buenos Aires City teachers, who told reporters that they are waiting for the City government to summon them.

  • 14/12/2010 | Argentina

    Rodríguez Larreta says squatters can't expect 'benefits'

    Buenos Aires City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta spoke about the conflicts surrounding the taking-over of property in the city and nearby provincial areas at the city government's headquarters. He said: "we must be firm in order to avoid these takeovers." He also added that a peaceful resolution in Soldati is not yet guaranteed, adding that the demonstrators' health is at risk.

  • 15/12/2010 | Argentina

    Pan American Highway and 9 de Julio re-opened

    The central area blockages have been lifted, and those of the Pan American Highway, however traffic could still be slow.


  • 27/01/2011 | Argentina

    Subway workers assure they will not go on strike

    The head of the subway workers’ union, Néstor Segovia, announced that they will not go on strike. The subway train service worked normally during the day after the fears of a possible strike.

  • 22/02/2014 | World

    Pope Francis inducts cardinals, predecessor Benedict attends rite

    Pope Francis has urged 19 freshman cardinals to shun rivalries and factions at an induction ceremony where his predecessor, pope Benedict, made a surprise appearance. It was the first time Benedict attended a papal rite since his resignation a year ago.

  • 21/10/2011 | World

    EU takes steps against five over Saudi envoy plot

    European Union governments agreed today to impose sanctions on five people linked to an alleged Iranian plot to kill Saudi ambassador to the United States, they said.

  • 10/12/2011 | World

    CFK urges banks to go back to a 'real economy'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged banks to “go back to a real economy” as she stressed during her inaugural speech that “banks are not the fundamentals of the world economy, they are only a tool to keep the global economy running."

  • 12/04/2012 | World

    Repsol-YPF shares show gains in BA, Wall street; edge down in Spain

    As rumours of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announcing the buying of a bigger stake of Repsol-YPF mixed company this afternoon, Repsol-YPF shares edged down by 0.88 percent in Madrid, while in Wall Street and Buenos Aires Merval shares presented gains of 10 and 8.5 percent respectively.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    Iran rejects US allegations of Saudi envoy plot

    Iran rejected US allegations that two Iranians planned to assassinate the Saudi envoy to Washington, calling it a "untrue and baseless", the country's English language Press TV reported.

  • 17/10/2011 | World

    Iran to examine 'seriously and patiently' US plot allegations

    Iran said today it would examine "seriously and patiently" US allegations it planned to assassinate a Saudi ambassador and called on Washington to send evidence of the plot it has dismissed as baseless propaganda.

  • 18/10/2011 | World

    UK freezes assets of five for alleged Iranian plot

    Britain has frozen the assets of five men, including two key suspects in an alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in the United States, matching sanctions taken by US authorities.

  • 27/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Jaua in BA denounces 'political nature' of protests

    Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua was holding a press conference at the Casa Rosada presidential palace in Buenos Aires today along with his Argentinean counterpart Héctor Timerman.

  • 28/01/2011 | Latin America

    Rousseff assures Argentina is a 'strategic actor' for Brazil's foreign policy

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff affirmed that Argentina is one of the “strategic actors” of her country’s foreign policy and anticipated that her visit to Buenos Aires will be focused in the commercial cooperation, the nuclear energy area and the coordination of multilateral organizations.

  • 21/02/2012 | Latin America

    Cruise ship docks in Uruguay port after crew member dies

    Heath authorities in Uruguay were authorized to go on board the MSC Armonía cruise, which docked this morning at the main port in Montevideo after fears of a flu outbreak. One of the crew members aboard died after having caught what was believed to be a type of flu virus. The ship is expected to arrive to Buenos Aires tomorrow.

  • 17/10/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay puts Buenos Aires embassy building up for sale

    Uruguay has put their embassy building in Buenos Aires up for sale, stating that its upkeep was overly “burdensome” and that it wasn’t being used to its full potential.

  • 04/02/2014 | Sports

    Nadal's Buenos Aires appearance in doubt

    The presence of tennis world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the upcoming Buenos Aires Open is in doubt, due to a back injury suffered by the Spaniard during the Australian Open final against Stanislas Wawrinka.

  • 06/02/2014 | Sports

    Rafa Nadal pulls out of Buenos Aires tournament

    Spanish Rafael Nadal will not take part in an upcoming ATP tennis tournament scheduled to take place in Buenos Aires, after failing to recover from a back injury suffered during the final of the Australian Open.

  • 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.

  • 04/09/2013 | Sports

    Olympics: Tokyo downplays Fukushima risk as Games vote nears

    The Japanese attempted to play a trump card in the face of a Fukushima crisis threatening to derail their hopes of staging the world's greatest sporting extravaganza.

  • 10/09/2013 | Sports

    German Thomas Bach elected IOC president

    Thomas Bach was elected president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The German became only the ninth president in the body's 119-year history after succeeding Belgium's Jacques Rogge who stepped down after 12 years at the helm.

  • 04/12/2013 | Sports

    Nadal to return to Buenos Aires championship after nine years

    The tournament, to be held at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club from February 10 to 16, is part of the Latin American swing of claycourt events which also includes titles in Chile, Brazil and Mexico.

  • 02/05/2013 | Sports

    'Pep' Guardiola in Buenos Aires

  • 15/05/2013 | Sports

    Maradona clashes with reporters on return home to Buenos Aires

    Soccer great Diego Maradona insulted reporters and kicked a photographer after arriving home in Buenos Aires on a visit from Dubai, where he works as a sports ambassador.

  • 04/07/2013 | Sports

    Buenos Aires to host Youth Olympics in 2018

    Buenos Aires will host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed.

  • 26/02/2012 | Sports

    Ferrer beats Almagro for 13th title in Buenos Aires Open

    World number five David Ferrer claimed his 13th career title with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 victory over fellow Spaniard and 2011 winner Nicolas Almagro in the Buenos Aires Open final on Sunday.

  • 10/08/2012 | Sports

    Alicia Castro attends Las Leonas gold medal match

    The Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alicia Castro attended the women’s gold medal hockey match between Argentina and the Netherlands at the Olympic Park in London today.

  • 04/04/2013 | Sports

    Davis cup: Argentina-France heads-up ready

    After this morning's heads-up draw held at La Usina del Arte arts centre in La Boca BA City neighborhood, tomorrow's opening day of the Davis Cup's quarterfinals will see Carlos Berlocq facing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Juan Mónaco against Gilles Simon.  

  • 18/02/2011 | Sports

    Rain washes out quarter-finals in Buenos Aires

    Rain washed out most of the play on quarter-finals day at the Buenos Aires Open with Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela and Spanish fourth seed Albert Montañes evenly poised in a deciding third set.

  • 19/02/2011 | Sports

    Argentines stumble at Buenos Aires ATP, Chela achieves finals

    By Jorge Sillone, ámbito.com. The quarter-finals of Buenos Aires ATP 250 resumed its activities after heavy rains in Buenos Aires City had led to the suspension of the tournament. Although most of the Argentines playing at the competition lost to their opponents, Juan Ignacio Chela defeated Wawrinka at the semi-finals and will face Almagro in the finals.

  • 07/07/2011 | Sports

    Argentina closer to Davis Cup semi-finals

    Argentina was left closer to the Davis Cup semi-finals after Juan Mónaco and Juan Martín Del Potro achieved two points against Kazakhstan in the first round of the quarter-finals held over clay in Buenos Aires.

  • 11/11/2012 | Arts and Media

    Zagreb Saxophone Quartet hits La Boca

    Sponsored by Croatia’s Embassy in Argentina, the virtuous and worldwide known Zagreb Saxophone Quartet arrives to Argentina to delight music lovers with a plethora of diverse repertoire at the Usina del Arte in La Boca on November 29.

  • 10/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    Madonna arrives in Argentina for her MDNA Tour shows

    Madonna arrived in Buenos Aires under tight security to prepare for her River Plate shows on December 13, 15 and 22.

  • 20/12/2013 | Arts and Media

    Nelly Omar dies at 102

    Tango singer Nelly Omar died today at her home aged 102 years old. She was part of Argentina's tango and popular music's golden age, which included other immense artists such as Tita Merello, Azucena Maizani, Libertad Lamarque and Ada Falcón.

  • 11/05/2012 | Arts and Media

    City Tango Festival 2012 kicks off in Buenos Aires

    This year’s edition of the Buenos Aires City Tango Festival kicked off yesterday in the heart of the downtown area, with the classifying rounds of milonga at El Arranque, Bartolomé Mitre 1759. The competition finds the best tango dancers in the city and the winners of the competition will go on to compete in the World Championship, which runs from August 14- August 28 this year.

  • 07/06/2012 | Arts and Media

    Final farewell given for Estela Raval at BA City Legislature

    A wake was held for singer Estela Raval today at the City Legislature in Buenos Aires, where family members, friends and fans gathered to say goodbye to the star who died yesterday at the age of 77, after a long battle with cancer.

  • 20/09/2012 | Arts and Media

    ‘I’ve lied to you,’ the bitter sweet music of Karina Buhr

    By Gabriela G. Antunes
    "Patti Smith with eyeliner," is how American MTV defines the Brazil rock 'n' roll scene's new phenomenon Karina Buhr. Seen as the heiress of legendary Brazilian rocker Rita Lee, Buhr is the newest sensation on the country’s alternative scene.

  • 25/01/2012 | Arts and Media

    Argentine actress Mabel Manzotti dies aged 73

    Argentine actress Mabel Manzotti died on Wednesday morning in Buenos Aires, after having suffered a stroke at the beginning of last year from which she never recovered. She was 73.

  • 21/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    Final farewell given to Lydia Lamaison

    Veteran actress Lydia Lamaison was given her final farewell today before family and friends, as her body was taken to the Pantheon for Actors at Buenos Aires’ famous Chacarita cemetery. The cremation is to take place later today and after the ashes are to be buried.

  • 07/03/2012 | Arts and Media

    ‘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.

  • 21/10/2011 | Arts and Media

    Machine Head and Sepultura roar tonight at Teatro Flores

    By Melanie Henderson

    Drum roll please. In a huge event for Argentine metallers, the mighty Machine Head arrived to Buenos Aires for the first time in sixteen years, to play alongside the colossal Sepultura tonight where the two huge metal bands combine to create a festival of metal at Teatro Flores.

  • 14/11/2011 | Arts and Media

    Roger Waters Company denies rumours of free BA concert

    Roger Waters will not offer a free concert in the City as the Culture Minister Hernán Lombardi had announced, the artist’s music production company informed.

  • 20/01/2012 | Arts and Media

    Joe Cocker returns to Buenos Aires

    Rock legend Joe Cocker will be playing a concert in Buenos Aires’ Luna Park stadium on March 19th, in which he will perform new songs of his new album, “Hard knocks”.

  • 11/10/2011 | Arts and Media

    Bieber fever lands in Buenos Aires

    Canadian singer and teen heartthrob, Justin Bieber, arrived early this morning to Argentina, where he has stopped to play two gigs as part of his “My World Tour”. The young pop star arrived to a throng of young female fans, who were waiting for him at the airport and hotel where he is staying in Puerto Madero.

  • 13/10/2011 | Arts and Media

    Buenos Aires fans cry a river for Justin Bieber

    Rain did not stop the fever for teen pop sensation, Justin Bieber, as he shook the crowd, performing before 45 thousand young screaming fans at River Plate last night.

  • 13/10/2011 | Arts and Media

    Eric Clapton makes long-awaited return to BA stage

    After a ten year absence, British singer and guitarist Eric Clapton will make his long-awaited return to the Argentine stage tomorrow, where he will perform with his band at River Plate stadium. The legendary musician is on tour currently promoting his new album.

  • 11/05/2011 | Arts and Media

    Bookish Buenos Aires gets own Tower of Babel

    A spiralling tower made from thousands of books in dozens of languages is the latest landmark to dot the skyline of Buenos Aires, named the World Book Capital this year.

  • 25/08/2011 | Arts and Media

    August is Tango: Championships afoot in BA

    Starting a little over a week ago, the Tango music festival and dance world championships were well underway this week in Buenos Aires. Musicians and dancers from all over the world came to the capital to take part in the ninth edition of the annual event, which this year has attracted participants from 18 countries.

  • 25/08/2011 | Arts and Media

    Tango: What's on today

    Tango continues to be the popular word, as the World Championships push on, with the semi-finals to take place tomorrow and on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Exhibition Centre in Recoleta has a lot more on offer, including exhibitions and music concerts, in addition to the Alberto Podestá's appearance at the CCC 25 de Mayo Theatre in the Villa Urquiza neighbourhood.

  • 29/05/2013 | Sports

    Eight sports bidding to make 2020 Olympics

    Here is a look at the eight sports bidding for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics. In St. Petersburg, Russia, the International Olympic Committee executive board today is expected to recommend a shortlist from which the full IOC membership should choose one sport on September 8 in Buenos Aires.

  • 29/04/2011 | In Depth - The Royal Wedding

    Royal bash with British splendour in Buenos Aires

    By Carolina Barros, Herald Staff
    The British Embassy in Buenos Aires was also part of the festivities for the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton. And in three stages. On the eve of the wedding British Ambassador Shan Morgan held a reception in her Gelly y Obes Street residence for some 200 guests in the same generation as the bridal couple... See Slideshow

  • 30/06/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Copa América to be played nationwide

    The venues for the Copa América were confirmed on 1 June, 2010 and the stadiums in each of the cities were chosen on the basis of capacity, infrastructure and access. See slideshow.


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