The National Government finally decided to comment on the controversy surrounding IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan since he was accused of sexual harassment last week. Economy Minister Amado Boudou said “discussing a probable successor would not be appropriate now."
Hugo Moyano, the head of the CGT Labour Confederation, assured today that if the Government met their wage hike demands, he would resign his candidacy for leader of the next CGT umbrella union elections.
Following the dissident CGT meeting at the Empire theatre in the City, health workers union head Héctor Daer assured that UOM head Antonio Caló is the sole candidate to lead the anti-Moyano umbrella union confederation but did not dismiss the possibility of a tripartite leadership that represents all sectors.
The treasurer of the Maintenance Workers' Union (SOM), 49-year old Roberto Roger Rodríguez, was killed by a shot in the head in the San Miguel area after being kidnapped by two armed men who entered a Villa Devoto social club looking for him, authorities confirmed.
Railway Union leader José Pedraza requested his release after his arrest for the murder of Worker’s Party member Mariano Ferreyra last October. Mr. Pedraza is being acused of murder since the judge considers he "took part in a previously agreed criminal endeavor."
The ex-chairman of the UIA Argentine Industrial Union Héctor Méndez accused the Labour Ministry, run by Carlos Tomada, of not having sufficient control over wage negotiations with trade unions.
After announcing her intentions to run for president next year, Civic Coalition leader Elisa Carrió said that she would not rush into picking any potential cabinet officials since she intends to "invite other parties to join her in governing the country."
Chaco governor Jorge Capitanich assured that most leaders in the Justicialist Party acknowledge President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's ability to lead, adding that the opposition is "in no conditions to compete" with her.
Civic Coalition leader Elisa Carrió warned that she would consider any potential political alliances with the Radical Party and Raul Alfonsin in case of facing a run-off in the presidential elections.
A letter written by the British bandleader on the Titanic to his parents in England five-days before the ship struck an iceberg and sank a century ago sold for nearly $155,000 in an online auction.
Egypt's deposed leader Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence for his role in killing protesters during a 2011 revolt, will stay in an army hospital for at least two weeks after his health deteriorated, his lawyer said.
The Syrian opposition leader met Russia's foreign minister in Germany today and said he would also hold talks with the Iranian foreign minister, opening a window to a possible breakthrough in efforts to broker an end to Syria's civil war.
By Ana Patiño.- Nowadays we can see plenty of massive pacific protests across the world, as the “Indignants” of New York who camped at Zuccotti Park, or the march for “Global Change” held on October 15 known as the 15-O.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe turned 88 today, vowing to stay in power despite grumbling inside his party that he should hand over to a younger leader, and international condemnation of his economic and human rights record.
Mali's coup leader said on Saturday the junta would hand power to civilians within days in a deal under which neighbouring nations agreed to lift sanctions and help tackle Tuareg rebels who have seized much of the north.
The arrest of Mexico's best-known trade union leader on fraud charges has thrown down the gauntlet to powerful interests standing between President Enrique Peña Nieto and his plans to shake up Latin America's second-biggest economy.
The most important leader of Peru's leftist Shining Path insurgency was seriously wounded and captured by security forces after being shot in a remote jungle rife with drug trafficking, President Ollanta Humala said in his first major victory against what remains of the rebel group.
Adolfo Calero, a leader of the US-backed Contra rebels that unsuccessfully fought to oust Nicaragua's left-wing Sandinista government in the 1980s, has died aged 80.
Bolivia's left-wing president, Evo Morales, accused political rivals of being behind a violent three-day uprising by police over wages but said he would not deploy troops to restore order.
Actor Al Freeman Jr., perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X," has died, Howard University said yesterday.