What we learned this week: September 19 to 26
26-09-2020 09:29 Our pick of the stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
26-09-2020 09:29 Our pick of the stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
25-09-2020 01:37 Defence Minister Agustín Rossi and AFI trustee Cristina Caamaño say families of submarine's missing crew were subject to illegal espionage from intelligence services during Mauricio Macri administration.
22-09-2020 22:12 Former president hospitalised for intestinal studies consisting of endoscopy for polyps in his colon. Doctor confirms procedure was scheduled beforehand and resulted in removal of "benign tumour."
19-09-2020 10:13 Former president returns to prominence with scathing La Nación column. Sources close to the PRO leader describe his view of Cristina, Alberto and the opposition coalition.
17-09-2020 19:21 In wake of Senate vote boycotted by opposition, president signs three decrees to annul transfers of three judges involved in corruption cases against Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
16-09-2020 23:23 Argentine bonds fell Wednesday after the government expanded restrictions on foreign exchange in an attempt to hold onto US dollars as reserves dwindle.
13-09-2020 23:52 Former president pens column for La Nación, accusing Peronist leader of leading a “systematic and permanent attack” on Constitution.
05-09-2020 09:59 Neither respect for the law nor acute housing needs should be denied – and nor should they form the opposing sides of a new grieta.
29-08-2020 10:04 Military rule may no longer be an alternative, but chaos most certainly is.
29-08-2020 08:46 Military coups are a thing of the past, but presidents struggling to finish their mandates are not.
27-08-2020 02:30 Government formally opens talks with IMF over new terms for repayment of record US$57-billion bailout agreed in 2018 by Macri administration.
24-08-2020 22:36 Mauricio Macri hit back at Alberto Fernández on Tuesday, accusing his successor of misrepresenting a conversation between the two and of disrespecting the “value” of the presidency.
22-08-2020 09:58 These days demonstrators are well-behaved men and women who wear facemasks not for fear of getting recognised by the cops, but because they have no desire to get infected by the coronavirus.
22-08-2020 09:53 Juntos por el Cambio calls on Fernández administration to withdraw its judicial reform bill, which is set to enter Congress next week.
22-08-2020 09:46 Stories that seized our attention and caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
22-08-2020 09:06 Pundits indicate that both coalitions are suffering from extreme tension, and the real question is how long will the acting leaders of each space last until either their will is dominated by the hawks or the groups balkanise.
18-08-2020 23:15 Seeking to build on the momentum of 17A anti-government rally, Juntos por el Cambio calls on government to withdraw its judicial reform bill.
15-08-2020 09:44 It's difficult to gain any kind of momentum during a pandemic. Yet there are some signs the government is regaining the initiative.
11-08-2020 22:06 President Alberto Fernández says he will not allow the IMF to impose austerity measures on Argentina as part of a new financing programme.
08-08-2020 08:37 During almost eight months leading the Security Ministry, social anthropologist and university professor Sabina Frederic has found herself under criticism from both Sergio Berni and Horacio Verbitsky. In a feature-length interview, she discusses those debates, Sergio Maldonado, Facundo Castro and why mediation should be prioritised over the violent use of force.
06-08-2020 17:31 Gustavo Arribas and Silvia Majdalani, leaders of the AFI intelligence agency during Macri administration, committed to trial for illegal espionage, abuse of authority and falsification of public documents.
05-08-2020 00:31 Luis Caputo the most effusive in celebrating the government's deal with creditors, while Hernán Lacunza and Lucas Llach also express support. Alfonso Prat-Gay, the former official who was most critical of the deal, leads the criticism.
01-08-2020 09:32 Federal judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral ends long court career in explosive style, sending former economy minister Nicolás Dujovne to trial on charges of malfeasance and abuse of authority.
01-08-2020 09:27 Opposition criticises move, alleging Kirchnerite-led incursion into the judicial branch.
01-08-2020 09:18 The most important stories that caught our eye in the last seven days.
25-07-2020 10:14 The 'Forbes' list generates all sorts of mixed emotions, from admiration to jealousy and contempt.
21-07-2020 21:50 Charges against former National Highways director Javier Iguacel and ex-Treasury prosecutor Bernardo Saravia Frías relate to presumed irregularities in the awarding of highway toll concessions.
18-07-2020 08:37 Political rivals are accusing each other of being “haters” – but of course, one person's hater is another person's hero. The pressure, however, is not just external.
18-07-2020 08:30 Former finance minister Hernán Lacunza on Argentina’s debt restructuring efforts, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, inflation and more.
14-07-2020 01:15 Former president Mauricio Macri uses private jet owned by tobacco company to visit Asunción for talks with ex-Paraguay president Horacio Cartes and current leader Mario Abdo Benítez.
11-07-2020 09:23 The Kirchnerites could soon have considerably less power than they have today. Without it, Cristina will find it impossible to break free from her chequered past.
11-07-2020 08:19 What level of tolerance to dissent are we willing to accept? And at which point does the discussion about who thinks what shut out the underlying debates we should be having?
11-07-2020 08:13 The arguing will never go away. At times it pauses briefly when the public is hit by unsettling news on the coronavirus front, but then, in no time at all, the bickering begins once more.
11-07-2020 08:05 Reports emerge of unhappiness in Juntos por el Cambio coalition over controversial statement issued in wake of Fabián Gutiérrez’s death.
11-07-2020 07:42 Tensions between government and opposition soar in week Argentina celebrated Independence Day.
09-07-2020 18:07 "No society realises its destiny amid insults and divisions, and with hatred as a common denominator," declares president at event marking 9 de Julio, lashing out at "serial haters."
09-07-2020 01:50 Former president breaks silence in online interview, vowing to strengthen his Juntos por el Cambio coalition ahead of next year's midterms and accusing the Alberto Fernández administration of seeking to "diminish freedoms."
05-07-2020 22:10 Argentina to present new offer to bondholders on Monday, with deadline extended until August 4.
04-07-2020 09:25 The coronavirus plague has harmed China’s international reputation, but it has also weakened many developing countries to such an extent that they will find it all but impossible to turn down offers of financial help.
04-07-2020 08:06 Several of the major corruption cases of the K decade could end up being dropped due to procedural abuses, aiding the newfound lack of political motivation of most magistrates.
04-07-2020 07:29 The display of bipartisan civility, even with disagreements behind the scenes between Buenos Aires City and Province, is now routine. Yet the volatility has not gone away.
02-07-2020 02:47 Susana Martinengo, co-ordinator of presidential documentation during the 2015-2019 Macri presidency, and 21 others detained on charges of illegal espionage against various political leaders.
27-06-2020 08:23 The major shock to the president’s credibility, though, was the failed expropriation of agro-giant Vicentín. Not only are a lot more people against the measure, but also the sensation that it’s of Cristina’s making, not Alberto’s.
27-06-2020 08:09 The pandemic is a tremendous challenge for the metropolitan area. Only history will explain the true extent of economic devastation in the region.
13-06-2020 10:13 Government-appointed trustee of AFI federal intelligence agency alleges illegal espionage carried out on politicians, journalists, academics and businesspeople during former president’s Mauricio Macri 2015-2019 administration. Among those probed are two Buenos Aires Times staffers.
13-06-2020 08:22 Either the intelligence agencies were an absolute mess during the Macri years, or they were complicit in not only gathering illegal information but also extortion and all sorts of other improprieties.
08-06-2020 00:12 Cristina Caamaño, government-appointed trustee of AFI federal intelligence agency, files complaint alleging officials conducted illegal espionage on 500 journalists, academics and business leaders, including two Buenos Aires Times staffers, during the Mauricio Macri administration's time in office.
06-06-2020 08:38 Monetary debasement is a policy that every Argentine government since the return of democracy has collaborated with, and those “smart” enough to play the game have always stored their wealth as far as they can from Argentine pesos, Macri and Cristina included.
05-06-2020 01:49 Party of former president Mauricio Macri condemns actions of security forces and calls for "peace and security" – prompting an immediate backlash on social media.