March 29, 2015
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  • 26/02/2015 | Argentina

    CFK takes oath to new cabinet ministers

    Presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro announced current Secretary General to the Presidency Aníbal Fernández will be succeeding Jorge Capitanich as Cabinet Chief, lawmaker Eduardo de Pedro will be taking Fernández's post, and Health Minister Juan Manzur will be replaced by his second-in command Daniel Gollán.

  • 06/02/2015 | Argentina

    'The Judicial branch is responsible for solving Nisman case, not the Executive'

    The federal government is “respectful of all public demonstrations” but responsibilities of the Judicial branch must not be “transferred” to the Executive power, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich warned as he was queried by media about the so called "Silence March" called by a group of prosecutors.

  • 16/01/2015 | Argentina

    AMIA Judge was 'conclusive' in condemnation of Nisman's report

    The cabinet chief considered the position by AMIA case Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral “conclusive” following attorney Nisman's complaint accusing the government of “covering up” Iran’s role in the 1994 attack.

  • 16/01/2015 | Argentina

    'WTO ruling does not immediately modifies trade administration'

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling against Argentina triggers "no immediate modification" of the country’s trade administration, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich pointed out adding a “comprehensive and detailed analysis of the ruling’s terms” is needed.

  • 21/11/2014 | Argentina

    CFK makes public phone call during Chaco rally

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

  • 18/11/2014 | Argentina

    Christmas food basket to be launched under price watch program

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

  • 21/11/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 07/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich confirms nomination of Zafffaroni's succesor

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

  • 14/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich downplays impact of holdouts dispute settlement

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

  • 15/11/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 31/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Opposition is the Revoking Front'

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

  • 01/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich monitors power companies' supply works

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

  • 07/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Debt negotitations must be fair, legal'

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

  • 17/10/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 24/10/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 24/10/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 12/09/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 16/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Re-election not a good idea for Argentina'

    Buenos Aires City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta rejected a constitutional reform allowing President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to run for a third term in office next year, questioning Kirchnerites’ “need” to start a "re-re-re-election" debate.

  • 19/09/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 04/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Méndez's dictatorship comments 'reckless'

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

  • 05/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Many' bondholders willing to accept new debt payment rules

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

  • 06/09/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 29/08/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 03/09/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 03/09/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 15/08/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 21/08/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 22/08/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 01/08/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 08/08/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 15/08/2014 | Argentina

    'No business leader should worry if doing things ok'

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

  • 03/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't confirms July 7 meeting with vulture funds

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

  • 25/07/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 26/07/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 13/06/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 13/06/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 19/06/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Opposition ruling the country is worrying, frightening'

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

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    Alfonsín says Capitanich's Congress appearance 'fiction'

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

  • 05/06/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 30/05/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 30/05/2014 | Argentina

    'VP Boudou is at Justice disposal'

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

  • 25/04/2014 | Argentina

    Government says Siderar block not a 'rational' protest method

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

  • 07/05/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 22/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't observes 'no job reduction'

    The cabinet chief has defended the recently released unemployment rate that say a reduction of 0.7 percent during the first trimester of the year compared to the same period of 2013.

  • 22/04/2014 | Argentina

    'Argentina has drugged itself with inflation'

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

  • 24/04/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 25/04/2014 | Argentina

    'Drastic reduction of poverty, indigence over past years'

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

  • 16/04/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 16/04/2014 | Argentina

    Labour bill aims at 28% of informal jobs for 2015

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

  • 16/04/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 11/04/2014 | Argentina

    'IMF hides well its ideological bias'

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

  • 15/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't defends bill to tackle informal work

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

  • 15/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich denies resignation, blasts 'media operations'

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

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich ratifies stance that strike is political

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

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 11/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich warns 'corporate lockout' not a strike

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

  • 03/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends crime policies during Lower House address

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

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    'IMF recommendations led to Argentina's worst crisis'

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

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't questions transport strike, pickets

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

  • 29/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich, Kicillof attend Brazil's BID summit

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

  • 01/04/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 03/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't condemns 'Talion Law' violent acts

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

  • 27/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA province government calls teachers for talks in 'new effort'

    The Daniel Scioli administration is determined to make a “new effort” to settle the 16-day dispute with Buenos Aires province teachers and call unions today for a new meetinng, Scioli’s Cabinet Chief Albero Pérez has announced.

  • 28/03/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 28/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich confirms Brazil trip to attend BID meeting

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

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 27/03/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 27/03/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Moyano-Barrionuevo walkout 'political'

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

  • 12/03/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 19/03/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 20/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't sets bread price at 18 pesos

    The Domestic Trade office and bakers nationwide have agreed on a 18-peso-price per kilo of bread that will come in force on Friday and run under the government’s Precios Cuidados program that aims at curbing inflation. Cabinet Chief confirmed the agreement’s signing.

  • 07/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich warns opposition Penal Code overhaul draft not in Congress yet

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

  • 11/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says CFK to decide on Penal Code reform bill

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

  • 12/03/2014 | Argentina

    Government urges striking teachers to 'respect education'

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

  • 06/03/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 06/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't praises US support in vulture funds litigation

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

  • 07/03/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 28/02/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 04/03/2014 | Argentina

    Wage talks with teachers fail, gov't to issue mandatory conciliation

    The cabinet chief confirmed negotiations with unionized teachers have failed. “It is necessary that workers recognize the efforts made since 2003 to guarantee inclusion in education,” Capitanich said in a press conference at the Labour Ministry.

  • 05/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't confirms mandatory conciliation in teachers' salary conflict

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

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich highlights FAO, WB 'favourable comments' on Argentina

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

  • 27/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says 'absolute disaster' if opposition ruled Argentina

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

  • 25/02/2014 | Argentina

    'No beef prices increase authorized'

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

  • 25/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't marks birthday anniversary of late leader Néstor Kirchner

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

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 22/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says Kirchnerite project 'must be kept going'

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

  • 25/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't negotiations with teachers' unions suspended until Monday

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

  • 25/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Repsol compensation deal 'positive'

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

  • 14/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich now says opposition-sponsored IPC 'too ridiculous'

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

  • 21/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't ratifies dialogue position for teachers' wage talks

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

  • 21/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich to meet auto sector leaders

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

  • 16/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich to businessmen: ‘Invest and stop speculating’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today urged businessmen to “invest and stop speculating” in a press conference which moved from price controls, inflation, to wage talks being held with different sectors.

  • 06/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich praises 'exchange rate stability'

    In his daily press conference at the Government House, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to prices of goods, the impact of gasoline price hikes and wage negotiations, among other issues.

  • 07/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich to US senators: 'Argentina enjoys full democracy’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today reacted to US senators' remarks who harshly criticized Argentina during a hearing in the US Congress.

  • 27/11/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina's access to credit 'not restricted'

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

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich says meeting with Bonfatti 'positive'

    In another round of bileteral talks with provincial governors, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today met with the governor of Santa Fe province Antonio Bonfatti at the Government House.

  • 16/12/2013 | Argentina

    ‘Government will guarantee price controls’

    In his daily and early press conference, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today assured the government wants to “look after the consumers’ pockets.” “We will identify the mass consumption goods and we will ensure price controls are respected,” he said.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich denies 'personal or political aspirations' for 2015

    Asked about his personal and political aspirations for 2015, newly appointed Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitanich, assured he will work “without personal or political aspirations,” adding his mission is to “meet the goals” set by the government for the next two years.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    Cobos praised Capitanich's 'good start'

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

  • 22/11/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't to send bill to Congress to raise taxes on luxury goods

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today announced the government will send today a bill to Congress to raise taxes on luxury goods. “Those who want to buy luxury goods will have to pay more,” he warned.

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    Macri, Larreta deny 'destabilizing' attempts

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri and Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodriguez Larreta today came on stage to reject President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's statements who earlier implied Macri was connected to attempts to overthrow the government.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich offers to hold daily talks with journalists

    In a clear shift in the Kirchnerite administration’s mode towards the press, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich announced he is willing to hold daily talks with the media, “early” at the Government House.

  • 15/11/2012 | Argentina

    Abal Medina: De la Sota 'ambushed' Débora Giorgi

    Cabinet Chief Juan Abal Medina criticized the governor of Córdoba province, José Manuel De La Sota today for “ambushing” industry minister Débora Giorgi at a motor industry event last night, in order to “enforce his presidential aspirations.”

  • 23/11/2012 | Argentina

    'If a Judge wants to end with Argentina's sovereignty, he'll fail'

    Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina affirmed that "if a Judge wants to end with the sovereignty, he must know he'll fail. We are determined to continue and comply with the law," referring to US Judge Thomas Griesa's ruling.

  • 18/01/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't says 'won't limit' wage talks

    Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina ruled out that the National Government will "limit" the wage talks percentages and called for the effort of "every sector to take care of jobs."

  • 13/10/2012 | Argentina

    Raúl Garré denies responsibility for Border Guard conflict

    The former cabinet chief at the Security Ministry, Raúl Garré, denied responsibility for the wage cuts that provoked a week-long protest by Border Guards and Coast Guards in Buenos Aires City last week.

  • 25/10/2012 | Argentina

    CGT leaders meet with Cabinet Chief, insist on income tax floor hike

    The leaders of the pro-Government CGT labour umbrella union met today with Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina and once again claimed for a hike of the income tax floor.

  • 06/11/2012 | Argentina

    Leonardo Favio's memorial continues at National Congress

    The memorial and wake being held for Argentine filmmaker Leonardo Favio, who died yesterday at the age of 74 of a chronic illness, continued today inside the Salon de los Pasos Perdidos at the National Congress.

  • 29/05/2012 | Argentina

    Senate postpones Cabinet Chief's visit

    The Senate postponed Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina’s visit, which was scheduled for Wednesday, due to the fact that the Government official did not reply to the questions sent by senators. The Cabinet Chief must give a report on President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administration.

  • 01/06/2012 | Argentina

    Government denies versions of economy de-dollarization

    Cabinet Chief Abal Medina and Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof came on stage today to deny media versions that indicated the government is planning a de-dollarization of the economy.

  • 14/09/2012 | Argentina

    Protesters 'are more worried about what happens in Miami than Argentina'

    Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina assured that those who marched on Thursday to Plaza de Mayo square and the main squares of the country “are more concerned about what happens in Miami than in San Juan,” referring to Argentina.

  • 13/12/2011 | Argentina

    City Gov't confirms they will veto law permitting car caretaker activity

    City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta confirmed today that the City government will veto the law that allows car “caretakers,” (known as “trapitos” in Spanish) to carry out their activities at free roadside parking spots in Buenos Aires.

  • 03/01/2012 | Argentina

    Weretilneck sworn-in as Río Negro Governor

    After the unexpected political upheaval caused by the death of Carlos Soria, Alberto Weretilneck was sworn-in as Governor and vowed his administration was, is and will belong to the Río Negro Peronist party. Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina and Interior Minister  Florencio Randazzo attended the ceremony.

  • 14/03/2012 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández: 'Maintaining subway subsidies is out of the question'

    Senator and former Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández considered the transference of funds from national government to the city government to finance the control of the subway's “out of the question,” while also accusing Radical Senator Gerardo Morales of wanting to draw media attention after yesterday's crossfire during a heated Upper House meeting.

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández: 'People understood Argentina couldn’t be in improvised hands'

    Cabinet Chief and Senator-elect Aníbal Fernández celebrated the overwhelming victory of the Victory Front in the general elections and considered that “people understood that Argentina could not be left in improvised hands.”

  • 02/11/2011 | Argentina

    Rodríguez Larreta praises transference of subway administration

    Buenos Aires City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta praised the government’s decision to transfer the subway administration and assured it is a “step forward for the autonomy of the city.”

  • 18/11/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't extends current Budget to $38.5 bl

    The national government extended the budget resources to more than 38.508 billion pesos by a DNU emergency decree and a DA Administrative Decision.

  • 19/09/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't reaffirms 'intensive job' to find Julio López

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández reaffirmed the “good will” and “intensive job” of the national Government to find Jorge Julio López, a key witness to the court in the case against repressor Miguel Etchecolatz who remains missing since 2006.

  • 11/10/2011 | Argentina

    Cabinet Chief bids severe punishment for culprits of Sarmiento train fires

    While pinpointing exactly who was responsible for setting the Sarmiento trains alight in May remained a little uncertain, Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández, earlier maintained that once the Judiciary finds those responsible for setting the trains on fire, they should be “severely punished.”

  • 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.

  • 25/06/2011 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández candidate for Buenos Aires province Senator

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández will be the first candidate to Buenos Aires province Senator for the Victory Front bloc. Official sources also reported that Julián Domínguez will run for first lawmaker in the province.

  • 28/07/2011 | Argentina

    Jujuy's Gov't Minister resigns

    Jujuy Governor, Walter Barrionuevo accepted the resignation of the provincial Government Minister, Pablo La Villa, who also was the Cabinet Chief.

  • 20/08/2011 | Argentina

    'I had no doubt we would win,' says Cabinet Chief

    Cabinet Chief, Aníbal Fernández, affirmed that he “had no doubt that we would win” when referring to the primary elections that took place last Sunday, in which the Victory Front party gained the highest percentage of the vote.

  • 13/01/2011 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández denies losing power over 'Fútbol para Todos'

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández stated that he “still runs the 'Fútbol para Todos' programme with the same staff, nothing has changed.”

  • 18/01/2011 | Argentina

    Fernández responds to accusations of involvement in drug-trafficking

    Cabinet Chief, Aníbal Fernández stated today that “to say that a person is politically responsible for drug-trafficking is an act of cowardice”. The statement was made in response to strong accusations of his involvement in drug handling, made by head of Civic Coalition, Elisa Carrió.

  • 06/05/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK running for re-election is inevitable,' says Cabinet Chief

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández discussed his opinion toward the upcoming presidential race and considered it “a certainty” for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to run for re-election in the October elections, further stating that she is “the only person capable of looking after the Argentine people.”

  • 10/12/2010 | Argentina

    City Mayor, Cabinet Chief clash over Villa Soldati conflict

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

  • 14/12/2010 | Argentina

    'Any person who usurps public property will not have access to social plans,' Aníbal Fernández

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández gave a press conference after the meeting he held with Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri at Government House. He said that "an agreement has been reached."

  • 16/12/2010 | Argentina

    Villa Soldati: Cabinet Chief confirms Federal Police took part in the eviction without political directions

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández confirmed that the Federal Police has participated in the eviction of the Indoamericano Park at the Villa Soldati neighbourhood, "without any political directions", at the beginning of the conflict.

  • 07/06/2011 | Latin America

    Brazil's powerful Cabinet Chief Palocci resigns amid scandal

    Brazil's powerful chief of staff, Antonio Palocci, resigned following a scandal over his finances, a move that could roil markets and deprive the left-leaning government of its most influential pro-business voic

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