Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions
Yesterdat 09:45 Argentine becomes first pontiff to endorsed same-sex civil unions.
Yesterdat 09:45 Argentine becomes first pontiff to endorsed same-sex civil unions.
Yesterdat 09:40 The egalitarian ethos that is rapidly consolidating itself in many parts of the world has shaped the response to the challenge posed by Covid-19.
Yesterdat 09:27 AFA and new-look Liga de Fútbol Profesional – a.k.a. the powers that be in local football – pick a fight with Mickey, Donald, Pluto & Co, with another broadcasting rights battle in the courts the only obvious outcome.
Yesterdat 09:16 Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner hail MAS candidate’s landslide victory. President welcomes Evo Morales to Olivos for dinner in wake of win.
Yesterdat 09:11 Franco Arias is one of a rare group of police officers who have won two gold medals for valour in the course of duty. He’s also been forced into obligatory retirement as a result of long-term illness – despite the national government’s ban on dismissals during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Yesterdat 09:02 Pozo de Banfield was one of the first first clandestine detention centres to be identified by survivors of Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship. More than 40 years on, the crimes perpetrated there are finally heading for trial.
Yesterdat 08:57 Not everywhere in Argentina is struggling without luck to halt the spread of Covid-19: Esquel and Trevelin are arguably the New Zealand of Patagonia, thanks to the approach of local authorities.
Yesterdat 08:52 On October 17, the national government tried to regain the initiative. To some observers, Loyalty Day came and passed with some subtle but notable observations.
Yesterdat 08:48 New subsidy programme hopes to lure US$5 billion of investments and a dozen drill rigs, says Energy Secretary Darío Martinez.
Yesterdat 08:39 Local business lobby estimates that 60,000 PyMEs will shutter as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, potentially costing more than 600,000 jobs.
Yesterdat 08:30 Headlines and stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
Yesterdat 08:13 Attention switches to eight Covid-19 hotspots; City Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta unveils new loosened rules for capital.
Yesterdat 08:08 Whereas classical economic theory suggests that markets create efficient prices through a cumulative aggregation of information, thus allowing market players to accede to perfect information, the current situation in the City Porteña is one of absolute price opacity.
Yesterdat 06:48 Graft watchdog says it will no longer be a plaintiff in trials against ex-government officials. Previous AO chief Laura Alonso slams move as ‘huge step backwards.’
Yesterdat 05:51 Argentina’s battle to control its currency is upending its economy, wreaking havoc on everything from household finances to the production and sale of common goods.
Yesterdat 05:44 Economy minister says currency will depreciate ‘hand-in-hand with inflation,’ as blue dollar soars to close at record high of 195 pesos per greenback.
23-10-2020 22:51 Bolivia's former president Evo Morales left Argentina for Caracas late Friday in an official Venezuelan aircraft, state news agency Télam reported.
23-10-2020 02:14 Argentina resumed regular domestic flights on Thursday after an interruption of seven months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Services are limited to essential workers and those needing medical treatment for now, with only Formosa maintaining ban on aviation.
22-10-2020 22:39 Hundreds of nurses and surgical assistants in the capital marched on Wednesday to press for pay increases, professional recognition and improved working conditions in the teeth of the Covid-19 pandemic.
22-10-2020 22:22 Argentina Exchange Bondholders group and the Argentina Creditor Committee rip government for mismanaging the economy, saying country is headed for disaster just seven weeks after restructuring US$65 billion in debt.
22-10-2020 01:36 Argentina is considering changes to its tax and social security structures as part of a plan to address economic imbalances, Economy Minister Martín Guzmán reportedly told a group of investors last week.
21-10-2020 18:59 Economy Ministry unveils new measures designed to reduce the pressures on volatile currency markets and ward off devaluation.
21-10-2020 18:27 Argentina is changing its monetary policy, Bloomberg reports, uniting two different benchmark rates of interest in a bid to reduce the cost of eliminating excess peso liquidity on the market.
21-10-2020 16:39 Health Minister Ginés González García says some provinces are misreporting test data, explaining Argentina's "very high" positivity rate.
21-10-2020 15:35 Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival.
20-10-2020 22:28 Authorities at Calilegua National Park file writ demanding investigation into causes of a fire thought to have started on neighbouring land owned by Ledesma sugar giant. Company says it is cooperating with efforts to tackle the blaze.
19-10-2020 22:32 Health Ministry’s evening update reports more than 12,000 new infections in 24 hours, pushing Argentina past the one-million mark. Country now accounts for roughly 2.5 percent of all confirmed cases worldwide.
19-10-2020 22:10 In Argentina, it's smaller cities like Ushuaia are now seeing some of the most notable upticks in Covid-19 infections. Across Latin America, three other nations are expected to reach the one-million-case milestone in the coming weeks — Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
19-10-2020 20:40 Investors are giving up on Argentina, just six weeks after the government pulled off a US$65-billion restructuring.
19-10-2020 16:24 President Alberto Fernández told his political backers and supporters on Saturday that he wants to rid Argentina of “hatred” and put the country “back on its feet.”
19-10-2020 15:34 "Sooner or later we are going to return to Bolivia, that is not up for debate," exiled Bolivian leader tells a press conference in Buenos Aires.
19-10-2020 09:43 French food multinational Danone plans biggest shake-up in years with portfolio review; changes could involve sale of Vega protein powder brand as well as a unit in Argentina.
19-10-2020 08:00 In the first nine months of 2020, local wine producers boosted exports by 40.57% compared to last year, with domestic consumption also on the rise. But the glass remains half-empty – lower prices, the rise of cheaper labels and economic crisis have all hurt profitability.
19-10-2020 07:00 Mar del Plata has become an epicentre in a coronavirus surge through Argentina's interior that has given the country the fifth-highest confirmed case total in the world.
17-10-2020 10:18 IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva says Argentina needs “a credible and comprehensive economic agenda that balances supporting the economy and people in this difficult time.”
17-10-2020 10:13 Peronist leader sticks to his guns over government policies, telling business leaders that his government is “convinced that this is the path.”
17-10-2020 10:05 A round-up of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
17-10-2020 09:56 More than 15 months ago, then-president Mauricio Macri hailed the sealing of the Mercosur bloc’s historic trade agreement with the European Union. Today, as European nations express environmental concerns, ratification isn’t even close to starting.
17-10-2020 09:50 With more than 25,000 dead and close to a million infected, Argentina now ranks fifth for confirmed cases worldwide. Week closes with record high caseloads.
17-10-2020 09:28 Protesting is a right. Trying to figure out the significance of a specific protest is another matter.
17-10-2020 09:23 Though militant Kirchnerites and their leftist allies may be every bit as strident as members of the woke brigades who enjoy ruining the careers of those who do not share all their views, here in Argentina their foes, veterans of decades of on intellectual conflict, are proving to be less easy to cow.
17-10-2020 09:15 I think many people must have had a journey of discovery thanks to the quarantine. I have had many glorious awakenings to fascinating people, places and subjects while looking up the most prosaic things.
17-10-2020 09:10 Lionel Messi was back to his vociferous best this week, and the Albiceleste captain's transformation from shrinking violet to snarling porteño cabbie stuck in rush hour traffic has been gestating for some time now.
17-10-2020 09:05 At an extremely troublesome moment for the world, Argentina is engaging in ridiculous self-inflicted shocks of uncertainty.
17-10-2020 08:57 The visit of a mission team from the International Monetary Fund has begun a new chapter for Argentina and its deteriorating economy. Sergio Chodos, Executive Director for the Southern Cone at the IMF and the official perhaps closest to Economy Minister Martín Guzmán, says the government is seeking an agreement with the Fund, in order not to depend on it any longer.
17-10-2020 08:44 Ahead of today’s historic 75th Peronist Loyalty Day, the movement’s various strands seem more concerned with jostling for space than making the most of a historic opportunity to overcome polarisation.
17-10-2020 08:38 Today, on Peronist Loyalty Day, Alberto Fernández will be offered the chairmanship of the Partido Justicialista, in a bid to boost his presidency. Unity, however, may not last long, with infighting a problem for his Frente de Todos coalition.
17-10-2020 08:24 Today’s 75th Peronist Loyalty Day does not find the movement in its happiest moment amid coronavirus pandemic, economic slump and monetary chaos. But Peronism has known other grim anniversaries too.
17-10-2020 08:19 Parents of slain 16-year-old Iara Rueda join campaigners in call for improved efforts to tackle gender violence. According to the MuMaLá NGO, there have been at least 213 femicides in Argentina so far this year already.
17-10-2020 08:05 President Alberto Fernández says Argentina wants energy firms to invest some US$5 billion to boost hydrocarbon production and generate jobs in the country’s prized Vaca Muerta shale deposits.
16-10-2020 11:13 Multiple rifts between different factions within Alberto Fernández's Frente de Todos coalition are coming to light, including including the president's more centrist bloc and the far-left supporters of powerful Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
16-10-2020 03:07 Transport Ministry authorises restricted return of domestic flights. Initially services limited to essential workers, exceptional circumstances and those needing medical treatment, with tourism and trips abroad unlikely before December at the earliest.
16-10-2020 00:46 Argentine footballing superstar criticises prevailing global social inequalities, as he delivers rare political comment in special interview marking 100th edition of La Garganta Poderosa.
15-10-2020 19:24 Britain's Civil Aviation Authority says it has charged man in connection with the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in a light aircraft crash last year.
15-10-2020 02:07 With 14,932 new cases alone on Wednesday and a total of 931,967 infections since the start of the pandemic, Argentina now ranks fifth globally for confirmed cases.
15-10-2020 00:54 AFA chief Claudio Tapia confirms that top division teams will restart matches on October 30, after seven months without Argentine league football.
14-10-2020 18:22 Consumer prices rose 2.8% in September, with the biggest increases in clothing and footwear and alcoholic beverages and tobacco.
14-10-2020 15:00 Argentina's "top priority ought to be to put in place a credible and comprehensive economic agenda that balances supporting the economy and people," says IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva.
14-10-2020 08:09 Argentina’s government is not going to devalue the peso, President Alberto Fernández said Tuesday night amid widespread speculation on the issue.
13-10-2020 22:18 Goals from Lautaro Martínez and Joaquín Correa enough to see off Bolivians in a match played 3,600 metres above sea level in La Paz.
13-10-2020 16:44 Twelve schools re-opened their doors in the capital on Tuesday, with teachers hosting the first face-to-face classes in Buenos Aires City for seven months.
13-10-2020 11:39 International Monetary Fund predicts steep fall in international growth this year as the global economy struggles to recover from the pandemic-induced recession. Argentina's economy now forecast to contract by 11.8%.
13-10-2020 11:27 “Peronism has been kidnapped by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for more than 10 years and co-opted by irrationality, charges former president in first major interview since leaving office.
12-10-2020 23:34 Shocking murder-suicide at Martindale Country Club in Pilar. Initial autopsy results indicate 73-year-old businessman Jorge Neuss killed his wife, Silvia Saravia, against her will, before then turning the gun on himself.
12-10-2020 23:02 Anti-government demonstrators rally once again in cities across the country, with large turnouts in Buenos Aires City and Córdoba.
12-10-2020 18:40 Transport Ministry working on the possible return of commercial weekend flights, both domestic and international, after seven months of standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic.
12-10-2020 12:35 Pope Francis met Monday with Australian Cardinal George Pell for the first time since he was jailed – and then acquitted – on child sex abuse charges.
12-10-2020 12:23 The International Monetary Fund says in a statement it will initiate talks with the government on a new rescue package in mid-November.
11-10-2020 17:22 In the wide-ranging interview with El Cohete a la Luna, president says Argentina's currency market is messy and must be “ordered.”