What we learned this week: October 17 to 24
Today 08:30 Headlines and stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
Today 08:30 Headlines and stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
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.
11-10-2020 08:43 Judge orders release of former president, in a case that has divided Colombia and exposed lingering tensions over its peace accord for ending a half-century conflict with leftist guerrillas.
10-10-2020 09:41 Burning as all these problems are, literally so in the case of the fires and metaphorically in the case of the economic and monetary crisis and the coronavirus pandemic, none of them are really being faced by a government seeking or obsessed with another agenda.
10-10-2020 09:27 It’s too early to tell if this stress will snowball into a breakdown leading to, say, a sweeping Cabinet reshuffle sponsored by the Kirchnerites, forcing out members of the president's inner circle.
08-10-2020 13:13 US Vice-President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris faced off on Wednesday in the only vice presidential debate of the US 2020 Presidential Election.
07-10-2020 01:37 Supreme Court Chief Justice Carlos Rosenkrantz says impeachment drive against him is based on "completely unfounded" accusations and "motivated by political interests," as judicial tensions soar in Argentina.
06-10-2020 08:25 Frente de Todos lawmaker on Monday presented a request for impeachment to the president of the country's Supreme Court, according to a government document.
05-10-2020 17:07 British court throws in question who controls nearly US$2 billion in Venezuelan gold stowed in a London bank vault amid a power struggle between President Nicolás Maduro and US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
03-10-2020 09:49 These are busy days for the Supreme Court, which is caught in the middle of the fierce political polarisation that has dominated Argentine politics since the rise of Kirchnerismo in 2003.
02-10-2020 01:18 Federal Criminal Cassation Court confirms trials of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Julio De Vido and a host of businessmen, ruling objections from vice-president's legal team to be "inadmissible."
02-10-2020 00:48 Supreme Court justices unanimously decide to accept per saltum appeals of three judges against Senate vote transferring them from their current federal appeals court benches.
27-09-2020 19:56 US President Donald Trump named Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, setting in motion a rush by Republicans to cement a conservative majority on the court.
26-09-2020 10:30 Late Supreme Court lay in state Friday at the US Capitol, the first woman so honoured in the United States. Trump set to announce nominee later today.
21-09-2020 16:11 US president says he expects to announce pick for the Supreme Court by week’s end, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is buried.
19-09-2020 10:25 Opposition walks out of Senate vote to decide fate of magistrates promoted during Macri presidency, accusing government of seeking impunity for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
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.
18-09-2020 21:07 Champion of women's rights and United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died from complications of pancreatic cancer, according to the court.
09-09-2020 17:48 Appeals Court in La Plata orders clearance of occupied land on southern fringes of Buenos Aires, including eviction of estimated 2,500 poverty-stricken families.
06-09-2020 16:05 Bolivia's government contacts International Criminal Court to denounce former president Evo Morales for "crimes against humanity" relating to last month's mass roadblock movement in troubled nation.
01-09-2020 16:05 OAS secretary general and ombudswoman at centre of bitter feud with the leadership of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), the region’s top rights watchdog.
19-08-2020 09:21 Uribe posted his resignation letter on Twitter, denouncing the court’s decision to place him under house arrest while the probe advances as a violation of his rights that “eliminates any expectation of being able to return to the Senate.”
10-08-2020 15:06 Legally intercepted calls, covert recordings and witness testimonies make up the backbone of sweeping Supreme Court investigation into former Colombian president, whose house arrest order last week rocked the political establishment and divided the nation.
01-08-2020 10:04 The judicial reform bill will truly test the ruling coalition's capacity for the first time since President Fernández took office late last year.
01-08-2020 08:31 President vows to restore “credibility” to Argentina’s much-maligned justice system, but opposition charges move is a bid to ensure “impunity.”
28-07-2020 22:09 Trial into alleged corruption in the awarding of public works contracts to restart online next Monday after suspension due to coronavirus pandemic.
21-07-2020 22:45 Argentina has lost an attempt to dismiss a UK lawsuit filed by four hedge funds alleging that the country manipulated economic data to avoid making payments for securities linked to its growth.
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.
20-06-2020 10:37 Judge in Santa Fe Province reinstates ousted executives and says government officials should only perform a supervisory role in bid to leave bankruptcy behind.
17-05-2020 08:27 Environmentalists have raised concerns over the plant's impact on Uruguay River, while Argentina lost a challenge in the International Court of Justice.
15-05-2020 15:38 Argentina’s Anti-Corruption Office says it is withdrawing as a plaintiff in the Hotesur and Los Sauces hotels money-laundering case involving Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her two children.
05-05-2020 23:22 Télam confirms former president has filed writ before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights accusing previous Macri government of "political discrimination and persecution."
29-04-2020 18:15 Criminal Cassation Court orders revival of all federal cases where there are arrests including corruption, crimes against humanity, slavery and drug-trafficking, saying it wants to avoid "the passage of time becoming a denial of justice."
22-04-2020 17:01 Court recommends house arrest be granted to prisoners convicted of "non-violent" crimes. Decision draws immediate backlash from the families of crime victims.
15-04-2020 09:44 Online retailer Amazon warned Wednesday it may be forced to halt activity at its distribution centres and reduce service in France following a court ruling on measures to slow the spread of the new coronavirus among its workers.
07-04-2020 18:44 Court granted house arrest to Boudou, who was vice-president during the second presidential term of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner from 2011 to 2015.
03-04-2020 18:01 The Inter-American Court of Human Rights condemns violation of rights of indigenous communities and their cultural identity, saying they lack healthy environment and adequate food and water.
29-03-2020 18:33 Federal court bans government from disseminating propaganda against confinement measures aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic.
06-03-2020 17:23 Decision followed a writ filed by Attorney General Carlos Zannini and commercial prosecutor Gabriela Boquin.
03-03-2020 09:57 Colombia’s Constitutional Court votes in favour of upholding the nation's restrictive abortion law in a ruling that had been closely watched around Latin America.
20-02-2020 17:25 Despite there having been no diagnosis of the coronavirus on Argentine soil, statement to judicial employees discourages sharing of mate and mobile phones, among other measures, to prevent potential contagion.
19-02-2020 09:17 Demonstrators marched in a rebuke to violence in Argentina and to demand the killers of Báez Sosa – who was brutally beaten to death by a group of young rugby players – be brought to justice.
17-02-2020 14:01 Government officials move to defend president after he announced adjustments to pensions on Friday in a move that sparked support and criticism.
30-01-2020 11:21 Citing new evidence and concern that opposition leader is a 'flight risk,' a judge ordered that she be preventatively detained for period of 15 months.
27-01-2020 11:38 Peruvians vote to elect 130 new members of congress that will legislate for only a year, after President Vizacarra dissolved its predecessor in September 2019.
27-01-2020 09:21 Nantes fans pay emotional tribute to late Argentine, a year after the striker's death in a plane crash shook the world.
15-01-2020 12:23 Nation's Constitutional Court backs President Vizcarra’s controversial 2019 decision to dissolve the nation’s legislature.
27-12-2019 18:59 Cristina Vázquez and Lucía Cecilia Rojas absolved by nation's highest court of convictions for murder of a neighbour in 2001.
02-12-2019 18:21 Former president made an unusual detour Monday on her way back to office, appearing in court to defend herself angrily against corruption charges stemming from her time in office.