January 30, 2015
Results for: opposition
  • 29/01/2015 | Argentina

    Gov’t defends Carlés nomination to SC

  • 27/01/2015 | Argentina

    Opposition leaders reject SI reform

  • 28/01/2015 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Opposition criticises a bill it hasn't even read

    The official referred to the “constant criticism by opposition (lawmakers)" and he slammed them for talking before they even had a chance to read the bill to be introduced by the Executive soon. He also defended Attorney General Gils Carbó's role in the new Federal Intelligence Agency to be created. 

  • 12/01/2015 | Argentina

    Gov’t defends Gils Carbó, scolds critics

    Following a press released published in main newspapers today by some 80 prosecutors and judicial officials in support of Attorney General Gils Carbó, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the official and slammed her critics.

  • 19/01/2015 | Argentina

    Opposition leaders concerned, appalled by Nisman’s death

    Opposition leaders have voiced their concerns about the death of the 1994 AMIA bombing special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was expected at Congress to reveal the details of explosive allegations that involved President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman.

  • 01/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Opposition won’t work a consensus with gov’t to replace Zaffaroni’

    The head of the Radical Party (UCR) caucus in the Senate, Gerardo Morales, has affirmed that opposition representatives in Congress will not work a consensus with the government over the replacement of Supreme Court judge Raúl Zaffaroni.

  • 12/11/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 13/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't praises 'contribution from all political sectors' to Procedural Code bill

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the bill to reform the Criminal Procedural Code is open to the “democratic contribution from all political sectors,” following the 40 amendments the project received yesterday in the Senate Committee.

  • 23/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich fires back at IDEA business forum, defends sustainability of Kirchnerite model

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich rejected statements made yesterday by economists gathered at the Institue for Argentina’s Entrepreneurial Development (IDEA) 50th annual conference in Mar del Plata that the current economic model is “finished”.

  • 30/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Argentina is not in crisis'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has defended the economic model followed by her government and warned about certain opposition comments that, according to her, aim at encouraging “negative expectations” on the country’s economy, to later ease the way to economic budget cuts.

  • 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.

  • 16/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Next gov’t will need full support; it will have to make tough adjustments'

    CGT opposition splinter leader Hugo Moyano has anticipated his union confederation will support the next government, no matter what political sign it has, as it will need a strong consensus in order to make “tough adjustments” in the country.

  • 16/10/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Satellites cannot be revoked'

    President Kirchner addressed the nation after Argentina’s first geostationary satellite successfully launched this afternoon. “It was exciting for me. Today I had the feeling dreams can be seen, touched, while awake,” Ms Kirchner said, and thanked the “1500 people” that participated in the construction of ARSAT1.

  • 22/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges opposition to 'act coherently' in Criminal Procedural Code debate

    Following president Cristina Kirchner's announcement that a bill to reform the Criminal Procedural Code will be sent to Congress, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the project saying it ‘has achieved a high level of consensus among jurists and scholars.”

  • 11/09/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli backs BA province primary school reforms

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli has pledged his support of new reforms to primary school education in the district, while hitting out against opposition figure whom he accused of creating a "distorsion" in their criticisms.

  • 16/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK blasts opposition: 'They cannot even make a mate drink'

    Surrounded by thousands of pro-government activists in Formosa, President Cristina Fernández de Kichner inaugurated several waterworks and deliver netbooks to local students, taking the opportunity to deliver fierce criticisms at opposition leaders during her act.

  • 16/10/2014 | Argentina

    Governor Alperovich reportedly warns voters against 2015 electoral defeat

    Governor of the Tucumán province José Alperovich has warned voters public works could stop if the opposition wins next year’s presidential elections, a media report has revealed.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't on Thursday's strike: ‘Pickets are a sign of weakness’

    Ahead of the national strike called by anti-government splinters of the CGT and CTA labour groups, the cabinet chief said the walkout is “political” and that unions end up playing vulture funds' game.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    Parrilli says CFK 'alone' in fight against vulture funds

    Secretary to the Presidency Oscar Parrilli questioned opposition leaders for leaving President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “alone” in Argentina’s fierce legal battle against vulture funds suing the country over its defaulted bonds.

  • 25/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich bashes opposition unions, lawmakers for being 'vulture funds' advocates'

    Ahead of a transport strike announced for Thursday by anti-government CGT splinter, and as the Congresss gets ready to tackle a set of economic measures submitted by the Executive, the chief of ministers bashed opposition unions and lawmakers saying they are “advocates and instruments of the vulture funds.”

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t denies interference in UTA, scolds opposition unions

    Ahead of the national strike called by the anti-government splinter of CGT and CTA umbrella unions for Thursday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich denied any official interference in UTA Transport Union -which is yet to determine whether it joins the walk-out- and scolded opposition unions.

  • 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.

  • 17/06/2014 | Argentina

    Domínguez: Argentina will not say 'yes' to everything

    The head of the Lower House Julián Domínguez responded to opposition figures that questioned the government’s legal strategy against creditors that refused Argentina’s 2005 and 2010 debt swaps. “Would saying yes to everything be a good way to negotiate?” the Kirchnerite leader wondered.

  • 28/06/2014 | Argentina

    Opposition chorus calls VP to step down

    Opposition has not taken long to step up their pressure on Amado Boudou now that Judge Ariel Lijo decided to trial him in the Ciccone Calcográfica high-profile case, urging the vice president to "leave" office and rallying efforts to put the vice president to face an impeachment trial.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 02/02/2014 | Argentina

    Kirchnerites in the hot seat

    By James Neilson
    Some insects like to keep their victims alive while they steadily devour them. So too do some politicians. The last thing these creatures want is for Cristina, who now says problems give her a headache, to take a backseat and let others run the country.

  • 02/02/2014 | Argentina

    'There are more than enough reserves'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has defended the Victory Front's economic policies, and assured that the level of currency reserves in the Central Bank is acceptable at the current time.

  • 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.”

  • 26/01/2014 | Argentina

    Watching the bonfire from the inferno

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    Despite unrelenting heat and record-breaking temperatures, what most affects the national mood is, of course, the continuous economic overheating organized by minority and corporate sectors which are extremely powerful and who have long demonstrated their capacity to fire their torpedoes below the Plimsoll line of any government.

  • 27/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK criticises banks, financial 'speculators'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner used her personal Twitter account to rail against figures in the banking and financial industries, which according to the head of state used speculative practices to send Argentina into default in 2001.

  • 31/01/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich pledges to debate with opposition in Congress

    In his daily press briefing from the Government House, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said he will attend both houses of Congress in March and April to “discuss with political leaders, particularly with the opposition.”

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    Milani promotion passes through Senate Committee hearing

    Victory Front politicians have approved the promotion of Army Chief César Milani and it will be put up for vote during an upcoming session of the Senate next Wednesday.

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    Senate passes Milani's promotion

  • 26/12/2013 | Argentina

    Government says 'no evidence' obtained after Army HQ raid

    The Federal Government informed that a raid on Army Headquarters in the city of Buenos Aires investigating possible unauthorised intelligence operations revealed no evidence of wrongdoing, while the politician who brought forward the charges vowed to continue his campaign.

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    Kunkel questions opposition campaign 'promises'

    A more or less foregone scenario was how Victory Front MP Carlos Kunkel considered Sunday’s electoral results questioning the “promises” the opposition made to people during campaign and warning Kirchnerism managed to hold parliamentary control.

  • 27/11/2013 | Argentina

    Massa ruled out of Gov't-opposition talks

    It should not be expected that Sergio Massa takes part in the bilateral talks the government has launched in a show of rapprochement with opposition figures. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich affirmed he had no plans to receive the Renewal Front head saying Congress will be the appropriate place to “make all the questions he wants to make.”

  • 06/12/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition demands to cancel Milani’s designation

    Members of the Radical Civic Union, UNEN, and the Wide Progressive Front urged the Federal Government to withdraw next week’s voting over the assignation of General César Milani as the new head of the army.

  • 15/08/2013 | Argentina

    Kicillof defends economic model and blames opposition for 'going back to orthodoxy'

    The deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof blamed the opposition for “going back to orthodoxy” and its leaders for being “lost prophets, born in puddles of mud”.

  • 15/09/2013 | Argentina

    Recalde: Aerolineas is 'most-controlled' business in country

    Aerolíneas Argentinas president Mariano Recalde once more dismissed opposition concerns over the running of the state-owned airline, and accused critics of a lack of patriotism as he defended operations.

  • 24/09/2013 | Argentina

    Budget: Di Tullio urges opposition to act 'responsibly'

    Kirchnerite MP Juliana Di Tullio has called for “responsibility” among the political leadership to discuss the budget law tomorrow at the Lower House after certain opposition voices anticipated their rejection to the 2014 budget.

  • 23/07/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition members call for Gov't to drop Milani's bid

    Opposition members urged President Fernández de Kirchner to call for the resignation of Army Chief César Milani, who is suspected of being involved in human rights violations during the last dictatorship between 1976-1983.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Rossi: ‘Milani never tendered his resignation’

    While attending a meeting in Tandil, Defence Minister Agustín Rossi denied that questioned Army Chief César Milani ever tendered his resignation. Milani is being questioned by the political opposition for his alleged ties to human rights violations.

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition files injunction against YPF-Chevron agreement

    UNEN party pre-candidates Fernando “Pino” Solanas and Fernanda Reyes filed an injunction against the agreement between YPF and US oil giant Chevron, at the Appeals Chamber of Buenos Aires.

  • 16/06/2013 | Argentina

    Di Tullio 'scared, worried' by the opposition

    The head of the Victory Front caucus in the Lower House Juliana Di Tullio said that the government's political project "has a lot of life in it" adding that as a political party “we are more alive than never”.

  • 18/06/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition celebrates Supreme Court ruling

    The political opposition is celebrating the ruling of the Supreme Court who said that the Council of Magistrates reform is unconstitutional and suspended the members’ election up for the popular vote in the next election.

  • 07/07/2013 | Argentina

    ‘When the opposition governed, many opportunities were lost,’ Di Tullio

    The head of the Victory Front caucus in the Lower House, Juliana Di Tullio, assured that “when the opposition was a majority in the Lower House, the Argentine people lost many opportunities.”

  • 24/04/2013 | Argentina

    Justice reform: Opposition bashes Sabatella's inclusion plan

    Radical Party Deputy Ricardo Gil Lavedra bashed the national government upon its last minute plan of calling licensed deputy Martín Sabatella, currently head of the Federal Authority of Audiovisual Communication Services (AFSCA) to show up and muster quorum.

  • 15/05/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition coordinates joint move to reject whitewash bill

    The heads of opposition caucuses in Congress held a press conference this afternoon to reject the government’s whitewashing bill considering it “enshrines impunity over serious corruption crimes.”

  • 25/05/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition says Gov't has 'lost' a decade

    The opposition criticized the Kirchnerite administration that marked Argentina’s National Day with a massive rally at the Plaza de Mayo square. It is the government’s “lost decade”, they said as the called for “changes” in the country.

  • 13/04/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition joins ‘18A’ protest

    Opposition parties are expected to join a new pot-banging protest, locally known as “cacerolazo”, to be held on April 18. The anti-government rally has been called on in social networks and already shows a similar slogan as previous “cacerolazos”: the “18A" demonstration.

  • 18/04/2013 | Argentina

    Anti-gov't protest to be staged today

    A pot-banging protest called for today has been set to challenge CFK’s administration for the first time in 2013 following other two major anti-government demonstrations last year. Opposition leaders will join the so called “18A” rally that urges Argentineans to say “enough.”

  • 23/04/2013 | Argentina

    Justice reform: opposition sets up protest tent across from Congress

    Opposition set up a protest tent as they called for "an independent justice” in front of the Congress and waited for the lawmakers' decision on three crucial bills of the justice reform.

  • 09/04/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't, opposition clash over judicial reform

    The government’s project to democratize Argentina’s judiciary system has led to strong reactions from the opposition. Radical Party head Mario Barletta has accused President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of “stubborn” and considered official plans only try to “destroy” judges’ “independence.”

  • 10/04/2013 | Argentina

    Senate starts to address judicial reform bill; the opposition, absent

    A Senate joint committee has started to debate six bills that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner submitted to Congress earlier this week and that seek to reform the “corporative” nature of the judiciary system. Most Opposition lawmakers decided not to attend the meeting.

  • 11/04/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition leaders sign statement against judicial reform

    Party leaders from the UCR, FAP, PRO, Civic Coalition, Proyecto Sur and dissident Peronism signed a joint document that rejects judicial reform promoted by the President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 05/03/2013 | Argentina

    PRO opposition fails to stop subway's fare hike

    BA City opposition has not managed to stop the local government's move to increase the Subte fare as it has failed to reach the necessary two-thirds vote to address the modification of the Subte ACT sanctioned by the Legislature back in December.

  • 09/03/2013 | Argentina

    Lavagna: 'We must put limits to the Government'

    Former Economy Minister Roberto Lavagna ratified his commitment to take part in a center party coalition drawing together the PRO and the PJ Disidente as well as other opposition blocks in order to stop what he called the government’s “go all in” rhetoric.

  • 26/03/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't, opposition clash over elections

    Lawmaker Francisco De Narváez said that claims by the Justicialist Party (PJ in Spanish) against the opposition’s electoral campaign launched prior to the legal term responds to an “authoritarian government that does not want to discuss ideas.”

  • 18/12/2012 | Argentina

    Human trafficking law bill cleared for debate

    Lower House's committees cleared the Human trafficking law bill for debate, and will discussed at the floor tomorrow. The bill has been preliminary approved by the Upper House.

  • 14/01/2013 | Argentina

    'Congress Index': 2012 Inflation hits 25.6%

    The inflation has climbed to 25.6 percent in 2012, two times the figures registered by the official data, according to the index presented by opposition lawmakers based in the analysis of nine private agencies.

  • 15/02/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman says AMIA: 'trying to stop investigation'

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman questioned the leaders of the AMIA Jewish community organization as well as opposition leaders who oppose the Argentina-Iran agreement to investigate the 1994 bombing, and assured that “they frighten people by talking about a third attack.”

  • 11/11/2012 | Argentina

    Kirchnerites willing to approve 'Per Saltum' this week

    The Lower House of Congress will hold a debate on Wednesday, as the pro-goverment bloc is willing to approve the "Per Saltum" bill.

  • 13/11/2012 | Argentina

    Congress Index: Inflation hits 1.8% in October

    Opposition lawmakers presented October’s inflation index based in the analysis of nine private agencies, which showed a 1.8 percent increase against the previous month.

  • 13/12/2012 | Argentina

    'Congress Index': Inflation hits 1.8%

    Opposition lawmakers presented November's inflation rate based in the analysis of nine private agencies, which showed a 1.8 percent increase against the previous month.

  • 03/10/2012 | Argentina

    Congress calls on Coast Guards to 'adapt their actions to democratic guidelines'

    Amidst the conflict triggered by the Coast Guard and Gendarmerie officials' claim, the pro-government bloc, along with other opposition blocs, summoned the heads of the Upper and Lower House of Congress to analyze the situation.

  • 11/10/2012 | Argentina

    'Congress Index': Inflation hits 1.9% in September

    Opposition lawmakers presented September’s inflation index based in the analysis of nine private agencies, which showed a 1.93 percent increase against the previous month.

  • 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.

  • 26/08/2012 | Argentina

    BA province opposition lawmakers to take co-participation case to SC

    Lawmakers from all opposition caucuses in the Buenos Aires province Legislature will take their claim for unpaid co-participation funds to the Supreme Court, sources confirmed.

  • 10/09/2012 | Argentina

    Congress Index: Inflation hits 1.9% in August

    Opposition lawmakers presented August’s inflation index based in the analysis of nine private agencies, which showed a 1.9 percent increase against the previous month.

  • 11/09/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition parties launch plans against re-reelection

    The main opposition blocs had set different actions to reject and try to avoid the government's will to carry out a constitutional reform to allow the re-reelection for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 27/07/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't assures Moyano is part of the opposition'

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo today reiterated that CGT umbrella union leader Hugo Moyano now “forms part of the opposition,” adding the fact that “it was Moyano who changed.”

  • 09/08/2012 | Argentina

    Congress Index: Inflation hits 1.76% in July

    Opposition lawmakers presented July’s inflation index based in the analysis of nine private agencies, which showed a 1.76 percent increase against the previous month.

  • 22/08/2012 | Argentina

    Lawmakers approve Ciccone expropriation bill

    The Lower House of Congress has approved the bill that declares the mint South American Values Company (CSV), formerly known as Ciccone Calcográfica, of public use and subject to expropriation by the national government, in a special session.

  • 11/06/2012 | Argentina

    'Congress Index:' Inflation hits 1.7% in May

    Opposition lawmakers unveiled the inflation index based on the analysis of nine private agencies, which in May reached 1.71 percent.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    CGT group to put forward income tax proposal to Gov't

    A group of unionists within the CGT umbrella union that oppose Hugo Moyano predicted today that the national government will produce an improved tax rate for workers who pay income tax adding they plan to put forward an ‘intelligent proposal’ to the government regarding the matter.

  • 10/07/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano blasts 'frightened' opposition for 'siding with Gov't, business leaders'

    The head of the CGT labour confederation, Hugo Moyano, targeted opposition leaders who oppose him as the leader of the organization and accused them of “being frightened and associating” with the national Government and business leaders.

  • 27/05/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition continues to question Reposo's appointment as Procurator General

    The eventual appointment of the head of the SIGEN, Daniel Reposo, as the new nation’s new Procurator General continues to be highly criticized by members of the opposition who claim he is not qualified for office.

  • 31/05/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition blasts Medina's approach to the economy

    Members of the opposition came on stage to criticise points made during Cabinet Chief Juan Abal Medina’s address in the Senate yesterday.

  • 08/06/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition celebrates Reposo's stepping down

    A sense of relief was felt among opposition lawmakers, as they celebrated the decision made by Daniel Reposo on Thursday, Kirchnernite candidate for the post of prosecutor-general, to step down.

  • 19/04/2012 | Argentina

    YPF: CFK thanks opposition for supporting expropriation

    While giving a speech in San Juan, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner thanked “all political parties who supported the bill calling for the expropriation of Repsol YPF,” assuring that the gesture shows “how mature our civil and political society” has become.

  • 10/05/2012 | Argentina

    Congress index: inflation hits 2.16% in April

    Opposition lawmakers presented April’s inflation index based in the analysis carried out by private agencies, which showed 2.16 percent increase in comparison to the previous month.

  • 22/05/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition leads rallies calling for 'independent' justice system

    The Broad Progressive Front (FAP), led by Socialist Hermes Binner, demonstrated in front of the historic Cabildo building, while several PRO and Federal Peronism lawmakers joined in a symbolic embrace in front of the Tribunales Courthouse in order to demand “an independent justice system.”

  • 04/04/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition members urge Boudou to 'take leave of absence'

    After one of his properties was raided by gendarmerie officials on Wednesday, several referents in the opposition publicly asked Vice-President Amado Boudou to take a “leave of absence” and “step aside,” while other Kirchnerite officials expressed their support. 

  • 12/04/2012 | Argentina

    Congress Index: Inflation hit 2.3% in March

    Opposition lawmakers presented March’s inflation index based in the analysis of nine private agencies, which showed a 2.3 percent increase against the previous month.

  • 16/04/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition, Kirchnerite officials sound off on YPF expropriation

    After Fernández de Kirchner’s announcement of the Government’s decision to expropriate Repsol-YPF, officials from all parties came in support or condemnation of the measure. Fernando “Pino” Solanas celebrated the “recovery of our oil,” while Civic Coalition leader Elisa Carrió considered that despite the initiative, “there is no rational plan to face the energy problem.”

  • 28/02/2012 | Argentina

    Cautious opposition celebrates TBA's take over

    Lawmakers expressed their agreement and their concerns regarding the Government’s decision of taking over Trenes de Buenos Aires (TBA). Nuevo Encuentro's Martin Sabbatella said the  contract should terminated, while Peronist Eduardo Amadeo stressed the need of making "drastic changes."

  • 01/03/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition blasts and praises CFK's speech

    Lawmakers in the opposition reacted to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s three-hour speech and said her statements regarding the recent Once railway tragedy were “regrettable” and “disappointing,” but praised her decision to add more flights to the Malvinas Islands. 

  • 08/03/2012 | Argentina

    ‘Congress Index:’ Inflation hits 1.6% in February

    Opposition Lawmakers presented the inflation index based in the analysis of private agencies, which reached 1.65 percent in February against the volume registered in January.

  • 11/01/2012 | Argentina

    'Congress index': Inflation hits 1.9% in December

    Opposition lawmakers announced December’s inflation index based in the analysis of nine private agencies, which showed a 1.9 percent increase against the previous month.

  • 20/02/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition presents doubts over Malvinas session at Tierra del Fuego

    Members of the opposition presented doubts regarding the agenda that will be debated in a session next Friday in Ushuaia, where the committees of Foreign Affairs and Senate and Lower House Cult will meet over the Malvinas Islands case.

  • 23/02/2012 | Argentina

    Lawmakers postpone Friday's special session over Malvinas

    Pro-government and opposition legislators decided to postpone until Saturday the trip to Tierra del Fuego to present the document that will be the base for the “State policy” regarding the sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands.

  • 02/11/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition praises lift on subsidies but remains cautious

    Opposition leaders celebrated the Government’s decision to lift subsidies on public services and agreed that it was both “necessary and a decision that had to be made now.”

  • 19/12/2011 | Argentina

    Budget: Fernández says 'no one can tell the President how to govern'

    Senator and former Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández blasted the opposition’s intention to modify the bill for the “law of laws” sent by the Executive branch and considered that “no one can tell the President (Cristina Fernández de Kirchner) how to govern.”

  • 27/12/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition leaders wish CFK 'a speedy recovery'

    After learning that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been diagnosed with cancer, several opposition leaders offered their support and wished her a speedy recovery. President Fernández de Kirchner will undergo surgery on January 4th and will remain inactive until January 24th.

  • 19/10/2011 | Argentina

    Rodríguez Sáa closes campaign, blasts Gov't, opposition

    While surrounded by followers of Raúl Castell’s followers, Compromiso Federal’s presidential candidate Alberto Rodríguez Sáa gave his campaign’s final speech and blasted the Government, the Socialist party and his former Federal Peronism ally Eduardo Duhalde.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    'Those who voted for CFK are responsible for what happens next,' Carrió

    Civic Coalition presidential candidate Elisa Carrió assured during a press conference that the bloc has had “the worst election in its history” and stated that they no longer “lead the opposition.”

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Binner: 'We will lead the opposition'

    Progressive Front presidential candidate Hermes Binner stressed the fact that his party “will lead the opposition in Congress,” while addressing followers after official results showed that he ended up in second place after President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 29/09/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition calls for 'transparency rules' during elections

    Authorities in most of the opposition political parties running in the October presidential elections released a document on Thursday in which the urge the Electoral Chamber to apply “sixteen new measures that will guarantee transparency.”

  • 09/10/2011 | Argentina

    Alfonsín, Macri blast possible constitutional reform

    The Radical Party presidential candidate Ricardo Alfonsín, and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri criticized the potential motion for a constitutional amendment that could take place after the October 23 presidential elections, and would permit successive re-elections.

  • 09/10/2011 | Argentina

    Binner will be part of 'responsible opposition' if defeated

    Frente Amplio Progresista’s (FAP) presidential candidate Hermes Binner assured that if he doesn’t make it to a second round after October 23rd, his party will be part of a “responsible opposition.”

  • 13/09/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition leaders blast Menem's acquittal

    Opposition leaders including Hermes Binner, Fernando Solanas, Adrián Pérez and Graciela Ocaña blasted former president Carlos Menem’s acquittal in the gun running case.

  • 22/09/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde blasts Solá, says he 'never was a politics' man'

    Ever since lawmaker Felipe Solá announced he did not feel “identified” with the opposition, the pro-government parties praised his decision, while the members of the opposicion harshly criticized him. Popular Front’s presidential candidate, Eduardo Duhalde, blasted his former ally bye saying “he never was a politics' man.”

  • 24/09/2011 | Argentina

    'If we can't win, we have to be the strongest party in the opposition,' Alfonsín

    UDESO presidential candidate Ricardo Alfonsín ratified that he is working “in order to win the October elections” although he highlighted that “in case of a defeat we have to be the largest party in the opposition so we can win in 2013 and 2015.”

  • 18/08/2011 | Argentina

    'The opposition is using scare tactics to frighten society,' Mariotto

    Buenos Aires province deputy gubernatorial candidate Gabriel Mariotto said that “the opposition is using scare tactics to frighten society,” after last Sunday’s electoral results, in which President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gathered 50 percent of votes.

  • 22/08/2011 | Argentina

    'Duhalde, Alfonsín and Biolcatti are enemies,' Bonafini

    Mothers of Plaza de Mayo leader Hebe de Bonafini said that those who oppose President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration are “enemies” and that they “work within the shadows.”

  • 03/09/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't hopes 'opposition won't reject 2012's budget'

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou stated that the Government expects "to deal with a more serious opposition this year that won’t leave the country without a budget again,” while meeting with Bariloche businessmen affected by volcanic ash spewed by Chile’s Puyehue volcano.

  • 21/06/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition, Kirchnerites react to CFK’s announcement

    Members of the opposition and pro-government blocs reacted to the official announcement of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who confirmed she will seek reelection in October.

  • 29/06/2011 | Argentina

    Filmus seeks opposition support in case of round off, offers 'coalition cabinet'

    The Victory Front mayoral candidate in the City, Daniel Filmus, assured that if in case of a round off he would try to create a front with “all the progressive forces looking for a change in the city.” The current senator even seemed willing to negotiate with candidate Fernando “Pino” Solanas.

  • 16/08/2011 | Argentina

    PRO admits opposition offer 'was poor'

    City deputy mayor elect María Eugenia Vidal said that the opposition’s electorall offer"was very poor and couldn’t reflect people’s expectations of renovation," after the primaries, which President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner won.

  • 27/04/2011 | Argentina

    Scioli urges the opposition 'not to underestimate' him

    Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli governor asked people “no to underestimate” him and insisted that he will have “total freedom” to choose his running mate in light of the upcoming gubernatorial elections.

  • 01/05/2011 | Argentina

    'The opposition isn't showing signs of renewal,' Felipe Solá says

    Dissident Peronism presidential pre-candidate Felipe Solá said that “the great spirit of renewal that people are claiming for is not yet visible,” adding that an eventual political front between members of the opposition should appoint a president, a Cabinet Chief, and ministers, all belonging to different parties.

  • 14/06/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition reports inflation hits 1.5% on May

    Opposition lawmakers reported today that the inflation rate reached 1.5 percent in May, according to the estimates provided by eight "censored" economic consultants.

  • 12/04/2011 | Argentina

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

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

  • 13/04/2011 | Argentina

    Senate opposition fails to pass bill on APE's investigation

    The opposition in the Senate failed to pass a bill which intended to launch an investigation into alleged irregularities taking place between the Healthcare Services and the Special Programmes Administration (APE).

  • 19/04/2011 | Argentina

    Sanz urges opposition to join forces against Kirchnerites

    Radical party leader Ernesto Sanz urged the opposition "to leave petty aspirations aside and work together”, to defeat the Victory Front in the October elections. He also critiziced the regulation of the Electoral Reform Law.

  • 15/02/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition weighs in on US plane conflict

    Several lawmakers in the opposition formally requested Congress to ask the Fernández de Kirchner administration for a full briefing on the case involving a US Air Force plane which was allegedly "trying to smuggle sensitive material in the country."

  • 17/03/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition accuses Moyano of using strike for 'personal issues'

    Members of the opposition harshly criticized the head of the CGT Labour Confederation Hugo Moyano for the truck drivers’ union strike and demanded that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner must intervene in the issue to stop the measure.

  • 01/04/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition considers increase of income tax floor 'a mockery'

    Members of the opposition considered the decision of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to increase the income tax floor by decree as a “mockery to the Congress, it’s embarassing.”

  • 29/12/2010 | Argentina

    Opposition rejects Gov't use of BCRA reserves

    Members of the opposition blasted the government’s authorization for the use of 7.5 billion dollars of the reserves of the Central Bank (BCRA) assigned to the payment of foreign debt in 2011 published in the Official Gazette, calling it a “shameful” measure.

  • 01/02/2011 | Argentina

    Cabinet Chief says 'if presidential bid means Macri-Duhalde pair we’re in trouble'

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández has issued statements against a possible joining of Mauricio Macri with Eduardo Duhalde to discuss a presidential bid, in saying that, ‘we’d be in trouble.’

  • 10/02/2011 | Argentina

    Mario Fera to head Council of Magistrates

    After a tough voting, the Kirchnerite candidate Mario Frea has been elected as the new president of the Council of Magistrates for 2011, in what was the first victory of the party in the organization.

  • 16/05/2014 | World

    India's pro-business Modi storms to historic election win

    Opposition candidate Narendra Modi thundered to victory today in India's election, with partial results showing that the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party trounced the ruling Nehru-Gandhi dynasty in a seismic political shift.

  • 11/02/2014 | World

    Mediator admits little progress in Syria talks

    Peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition are not making much progress, international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said following a meeting of the warring parties in Geneva.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine leader denounces coup bid, West weighs sanctions

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accused pro-European opposition leaders today of trying to seize power by force after at least 26 people died in the worst violence since the former Soviet republic gained independence.

  • 22/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine opposition leader freed

  • 02/12/2013 | World

    Ukraine opposition blocks government offices in call for general strike

    Ukrainian protesters blockaded the main government building today, trying to bring down President Viktor Yanukovich with a general strike after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against his decision to abandon an EU integration pact.

  • 09/12/2013 | World

    Ukraine's Klitschko ready for talks with Yanukovich, fears police action

    Ukrainian opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko said today he was ready, with other opposition leaders, to hold compromise talks with President Viktor Yanukovich but added he feared that police action to break up peaceful protests was imminent.

  • 25/12/2013 | World

    Iranian MPs propose bill to enrich uranium

    Iran's hardline lawmakers are seeking to increase uranium enrichment under the country's nuclear programme to a level that can produce bomb-grade material, according to a state-run website.

  • 17/02/2013 | World

    Iranian dissident group is viable opposition, US congressmen say

    Four US congressmen met an Iranian dissident leader and urged President Barack Obama to treat her group as an alternative to Tehran's government, four months after its removal from a list of terrorist organisations.

  • 18/02/2013 | World

    Armenian president wins re-election, exit poll shows

    Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan won a new five-year term today, an exit poll and initial results showed, in an election marred by allegations of fraud and the lack of a serious opposition challenge.

  • 01/07/2013 | World

    Egypt's Nour Party fears army return to politics

    Egypt's second-largest Islamist party said it fears the army's return to public life "in a big way" after the military gave politicians 48 hours to resolve the country's political crisis.

  • 14/01/2013 | World

    Air strike near Damascus kills 20: opposition activists

    An air strike on a rebel-held town southwest of the Syrian capital Damascus killed 20 people, resident opposition activists said.

  • 02/02/2013 | World

    Syrian opposition talks with Russia, seeks breakthrough

    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.

  • 10/02/2013 | World

    Opposition 'would talk to Assad in northern Syria'

    Syrian National Coalition leader Moaz Alkhatib said he was willing to hold peace talks with President Bashar al-Assad's representatives in rebel-held areas of northern Syria.

  • 11/11/2012 | World

    Syria opposition sign deal to form new body

    Syrian opposition groups have signed an initial agreement to form a new coalition of forces fighting to end the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, Syrian delegates at talks in Doha said.

  • 15/12/2012 | World

    Thousands protest against Putin rule in Moscow

    Russian riot police detained four opposition leaders and broke up a crowd of about 2,000 people who went ahead with a banned rally today to demand an end to Vladimir Putin's 13-year rule.

  • 17/12/2012 | World

    Egypt opposition to protest against 'invalid' constitution

    Egypt's opposition plans new protests on Tuesday against a planned Islamist-backed constitution that looks set to be approved in the second round of a referendum next weekend.

  • 30/08/2012 | World

    German opposition chief hints he won't challenge Merkel

    The head of Germany's opposition Social Democrats (SPD) said the arrival of his new baby means he will work less, in the strongest signal yet that he will stand aside to let a rival challenge Angela Merkel for the chancellorship next year.

  • 27/10/2012 | World

    Russia activists detained after opposition council meets

    Three prominent opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin were briefly detained at a protest in central Moscow on Saturday that followed the first meeting of a new opposition body elected in an online vote.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    Opposition urges Ukraine vote recounts as crowds rally

    Ukraine's opposition demanded a recount or a re-run in 13 constituencies on today, stepping up its campaign against the results of last month's parliamentary election which it says was rigged by President Viktor Yanukovich's ruling party.

  • 20/02/2012 | World

    Syrian forces fire on Damascus protests

    Syrian forces opened fire with live ammunition on demonstrators in Damascus overnight, wounding at least four, activists said as unrest continued to spread in the capital.

  • 12/05/2012 | World

    Clashes rage in Syria, opposition meets abroad

    Rebels fought the army in northern Syria today, activists said, and Syrian dissidents abroad gathered to try to unify and project themselves as a credible alternative to President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 17/06/2012 | World

    Syria accused of violence rise after UN monitor halt

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army intensified shelling of Sunni Muslim districts in the northwest city of Homs today, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens hours after UN monitors suspended their work, opposition activists said.

  • 06/12/2011 | World

    Russian police crack down on anti-Putin protests

    Hundreds of people demanded an end to Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule in protests in Russia's two largest cities, despite a crackdown by riot police and spoiling tactics by pro-Kremlin youth.

  • 07/12/2011 | World

    Russian police block new anti-Putin rally

    Plans for big new protests against Vladimir Putin fizzled after a show of force by Russian police who have detained more than 1,000 people in a crackdown since a parliamentary election dismissed by Kremlin foes as a fraud.

  • 19/02/2012 | World

    Merkel backs opposition's choice for president

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel bowed to pressure on Sunday and agreed to back popular opposition candidate Joachim Gauck to become president, averting a political fight that might have distracted her government from solving the euro zone crisis.

  • 30/04/2011 | World

    Syria arrests women, opposition figures-rights groups

    Syrian security forces arrested two veteran opposition figures and a group of female protesters, adding to thousands of political prisoners in the country, rights groups said.

  • 24/10/2011 | World

    Italy's Berlusconi hits back at EU demands

    Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hit back at European Union partners who have been pressing Italy for swift economic reforms, saying no country in the bloc was in a position to give lessons to others.

  • 05/12/2011 | World

    Thousands protest against Putin after Russia vote

    Several thousand protesters took to the streets to demand an end to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule after voters cut his party's parliamentary majority in an election that was condemned as unfair by European monitors.

  • 21/01/2011 | World

    Tunisia to pay abuse victims, hunt Ben Ali clan

    Tunisia will pay compensation to the families of victims of human rights abuse under its ousted authoritarian leader and will send envoys to other Arab states to pursue him, its prime minister said.

  • 14/02/2011 | World

    Iran opposition protests, agency reports shooting

    Thousands of Iranian opposition activists rallied in support of popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia and a semi-official news agency said one person was shot dead and several wounded by protesters.

  • 25/04/2011 | World

    Yemen's opposition agrees to Gulf transition plan

    Yemen's opposition has agreed to take part in a transitional government under a Gulf-negotiated peace plan for veteran leader Ali Abdullah Saleh to step aside, an opposition source said.

  • 14/12/2010 | World

    Spain eyes extending air traffic state of emergency

    Spain's government proposed extending a state of emergency to Jan. 15 to ward off the possibility of air traffic controllers paralysing airports with a wildcat strike over the Christmas and New Year holiday.

  • 07/01/2011 | World

    Opposition: Irish election likely at end of March

    An Irish parliamentary election, which is widely expected to favour the opposition, will likely be held at the end of March, the opposition's finance spokesman said.

  • 20/01/2011 | World

    Tunisia government to lift political ban, police fire shots

    Tunisia's new government, faced with violent street protests for retaining members of the deposed president's cabinet, offered a blanket amnesty to all political groups including the banned Islamist opposition.

  • 28/05/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela government accuses opposition leader of 'coup' plot

    Venezuelan officials accused hardline opposition leader Maria Corina Machado of leading plots to topple President Nicolas Maduro in league with US officials.

  • 02/03/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela opposition musters thousands for march despite Carnival

    While many Venezuelans went to the beach to enjoy the Carnival holiday, thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched in the capital, trying to keep up the momentum from weeks of protests demanding President Nicolas Maduro resign.

  • 05/03/2014 | Latin America

    Timerman attends Venezuela's ceremonies in honour of late Chávez

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman flew to Venezuela where he is attending the commemorative ceremonies in honour of late president Hugo Chávez on his first death anniversary. The Argentine official praised the role played by the socialist leader in the process of Latin American “unity” and ratified President Kirchner's call to "respect democracy."

  • 01/04/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela troops block opposition leader from parliament

    Venezuelan troops dispersed opposition demonstrators with tear gas today and blocked anti-government activist Maria Corina Machado, recently stripped of her seat in the National Assembly, from reaching the legislature.

  • 15/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela opposition demands vote recount, protests flare

    Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in the Venezuelan capital after opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles called for demonstrations to demand a recount of votes from the election on Sunday to replace the late Hugo Chávez.

  • 02/05/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela opposition challenges Maduro's win in court

    Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles challenged President Nicolas Maduro's narrow election victory before the Supreme Court, prolonging what appears to be a futile effort to overturn last month's vote.

  • 20/03/2013 | Latin America

    Capriles mocks Maduro as non-entity

    Fighting an uphill battle in Venezuela's election, opposition leader Henrique Capriles scoffs at acting president and rival Nicolás Maduro as a non-entity riding on the memory of Hugo Chávez to hide his own incompetence.

  • 30/03/2013 | Latin America

    Maduro calls Venezuela opposition 'heirs of Hitler'

    Venezuela's acting President Nicolás Maduro called the country's opposition "heirs of Hitler," accusing them of persecuting Cuban doctors working in the South American country the way Jews were persecuted in Nazi Germany.

  • 14/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Capriles alleges plan to 'change' vote

    Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles charged on there was a plot to change the result of the country's presidential election, which will decide if a longtime loyalist continues Hugo Chavez's self-styled socialist revolution.

  • 08/01/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela opposition furious over likely Chávez inauguration delay

    Venezuela's opposition has accused the government of violating the constitution by proposing to delay cancer-stricken President Hugo Chávez's inauguration Thursday for a new term amid growing uncertainty over the polarized OPEC nation's political future.

  • 16/01/2013 | Latin America

    'Talk to us,' Venezuela's Capriles urges Chávez

    Venezuela's opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, called today for a proof of life from ailing President Hugo Chávez who has not been seen since cancer surgery in Cuba five weeks ago.

  • 09/02/2013 | Latin America

    Opposition slams Venezuela devaluation, shoppers fret

    Opposition leaders derided another currency devaluation by President Hugo Chávez's government as evidence of economic incompetence, while some anxious Venezuelans hit shops on Saturday in fear of price increases.

  • 26/09/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela polls mixed as presidential vote nears

    Venezuelan pollsters diverged sharply over whether President Hugo Chávez will win re-election on Oct. 7 or lose to opposition rival Henrique Capriles in an increasingly close election.

  • 30/09/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela opposition fumes about deaths of party activists

    Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles demanded justice for the shooting of three of his activists, while President Hugo Chavez promised to expand his socialist agenda if he wins next weekend's election.

  • 02/01/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela's opposition demands 'whole truth' about Chávez health

    Venezuela's opposition demanded the government tell "the whole truth" about the health of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chávez, who has not been heard from in three weeks after undergoing a grueling operation in Cuba.

  • 15/02/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Chávez taunts 'bourgeois' election foe

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez vowed to thrash newly chosen opposition leader Henrique Capriles in an October election and mocked his foes for copying him to woo voters.

  • 20/03/2012 | Latin America

    Peruvian opposition divided after Humala cancels British frigate permit

    Political and media sectors in Peru harshly criticized Peruvian Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo for his last-minute decision to void a permit allowing a British frigate to dock at the El Callao port.

  • 17/09/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Capriles slams Chávez for blocking broadcast

    Venezuela's opposition candidate Henrique Capriles slammed President Hugo Chávez for blocking a live broadcast of an opposition rally, highlighting criticism the leftist leader abuses state resources to guarantee his re-election.

  • 05/02/2012 | Latin America

    Opposition angered as Chavez celebrates coup

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez mounted a lavish celebration to mark the 20th anniversary of the failed coup that helped launch his political career, as opposition leaders slammed the event as a blemish on the country's democracy.

  • 12/02/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Capriles to run against Chávez

    Youthful state governor Henrique Capriles won Venezuela's opposition primary on Sunday, setting up a potentially close battle with socialist President Hugo Chávez in an October election.

  • 13/02/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Capriles seeks to unseat Chávez

    Venezuela's opposition primary winner Henrique Capriles exuded confidence that he can unseat President Hugo Chávez and end 13 years of socialism that foes say has left the OPEC nation in crisis.

  • 20/07/2011 | Latin America

    Chávez softens on opposition prisoners

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, humbled by a cancer that has upended the OPEC nation's politics, has set clemency proceedings in motion for convicted opposition activists suffering from health problems.

  • 17/10/2011 | Latin America

    Venezuela blocks Chávez rival's presidential bid

    Venezuela's Supreme Court blocked high-profile opposition challenger Leopoldo López on Monday from running against President Hugo Chávez in a 2012 vote despite an international ruling in his favour.

  • 14/11/2011 | Latin America

    Mexican opposition defeats Calderón on home turf

    Mexico's main opposition party edged out President Felipe Calderón's ruling conservatives in a closely fought weekend state election, retaining the upper hand going into next year's presidential vote.

  • 11/12/2010 | Latin America

    Venezuela opponents wary of Chávez decree powers

    Venezuelan opposition leaders said they feared President Hugo Chávez would use decree powers he has requested to override an electoral setback that stripped him of a super-majority in parliament.

  • 22/12/2010 | Latin America

    Venezuela opposition slams "coup d'etat" by Chávez

    Venezuela's opposition accused President Hugo Chávez of a "coup d'etat" after the outgoing parliament gave him the power to rule by decree for 18 months and pushed through a host of new laws.

  • 05/05/2011 | Latin America

    Chávez denounces opposition plans to ‘destabilize’ Venezuela

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez denounced that the opposition might be plotting to “destabilize” the country. He urged the people to watch out from those "groups playing to the destabilizing plot."

  • 26/03/2011 | Sports

    England and Russia wary of Euro 2012 slip ups

    England and Russia are fully aware of the potential pitfalls of facing weaker opposition when they tackle Wales and Armenia respectively today.

  • 24/07/2012 | Sports

    Romania opposition calls for referendum boycott

    Romania's opposition asked its supporters not to vote in Sunday's referendum on impeaching President Traian Basescu, in an effort to keep turnout below 50 percent and invalidate the result.

  • 11/11/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition: CFK autistic, authoritarian

  • 06/03/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Opposition requests accord delay

    Opposition deputies sent a letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner requesting that she “postpone the ratification of the treaty (with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack) until after the public trial over the (domestic) cover-up of the attack.”

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