April 29, 2016

President Mauricio Macri faces the largest public demonstration by workers against his administrationr, with thousands belonging to the five most important umbrella unions in the country staging protests in opposition to the government’s labour policies.

President Mauricio Macri affirmed the government was “working” along with unions on a “same agenda” to “lower inflation, create more jobs and more investment,” making the statements the same day that all five central of workers launch a protest against his administration’s adjustment policies.

By Ignacio Portes

The Central Bank is quetly ditching Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay’s 20-to-25 percent yearly inflation target for 2016, it seems. The monetary authority’s chief Federico Sturzenegger argued inflation targets will be established in September and only expressed confidence about reaching Prat-Gay’s goals in 2017.

Hotels run by the Kirchners

Ercolini to preside over Hotesur probe

In a disented ruling issued, a federal court appointed Federal Judge Julián Ercolini to preside over the so-called “Hotesur case,” an investigation into whether former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her family laundered money by booking out rooms in their Alto Calafate hotel.

The Buenos Aires City Federal Court dismissed a request to remove Federal Judge Claudio Bonadío from an investigation over future dollars contracts after he summoned former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner earlier this month.

Let’s Change lawmakers use technicality

Brazil ‘coup’ talk quickly halted

Argentineans are most worried about inflation and unemployment, a report by the D’Alessio IROL and Berenzstein private consulting agencies have showed.

Hugo Moyano, the secretary general of one of the three splinters of the CGT union, said President Mauricio Macri is “against workers” as he warned “time is up”, accusing the government of failing to meet demands by the labour movement.

The potential impeachment of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has divided the continent’s leaders — and the government here seems keen not to take a clear position on the issue.

• Dilma vows to survive ‘illegitimate’ process

Argentine Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist Adolfo Pérez Esquivel met with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to express his solidarity and called the impeachment process against her an example of a “soft coup.”

Brazilian prosecutors charged political strategist João Santana, the architect of President Dilma Rousseff’s 2010 and 2014 election victories, and 16 others with corruption as part of a massive graft investigation.

Wall Street was lower for a second day as investors assessed corporate earnings and data showed that US inflation barely rose in March as consumer spending remains tepid.

Soccer — Europa League

Villarreal seizes late advantage

A campaign rally in Costa Mesa, California by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ended in violent clashes between supporters and detractors of the US billionaire with police arresting at least 20 people as they sought to clear the protest.

Following a five-session drop, the US dollar was trading 2 cents higher at 14.53 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices, á reported. Since Friday last week, the American currency dropped 19 cents.

‘New diplomacy,’ old tics

Mempo Giardinelli

‘New diplomacy,’ old tics

Ordered by Servini de Cubría

US$2 million in soccer TV money seized

Coral bleaching hits Great Barrier Reef


• World Trade

Argentine U-turn in Monsanto GMOs row

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