April 16, 2014
The Victory Front Lower House caucus has submitted a bill to regulate street protests in a move that seeks to “guarantee and reinforce” the rights of citizens forced to deal with roadblocks and traffic chaos. The project bans the carrying of weapon by security forces during demonstrations too.
Kirchnerite activists that shape up the La Cámpora organization have become the target of a “permanent stigmatizing campaign,” the cabinet chief has said rejecting media versions that alluded to power battles among the leaders of the pro-government group.
Following yesterday’s announcement that the CPI consumers’ price index hit 2.6 percent in March, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the new method to calculate economic data and estimated a “declining trend" in prices for the future.
Opposition activists have accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital Damascus, posting footage of four men being treated by medics.
By Fermín Koop
Prices rose 2.6 percent in March, according to the government’s consumer price index released yesterday that showed a steeper deceleration than expected in prices across the board, with a few seasonal exceptions.
Bikers must use helmets and refractive vests showing the license plate of their vehicles, a decision of the Buenos Aires province government that becomes mandatory as for today also for motorcycle escorts. The new regulation is part of a security emergency decreed by Governor Daniel Scioli to battle crime.
Defence minister Agustin Rossi today handed over a copy of the complete minutes of meetings from the last dictatorship, discovered last year in the ministry's Condor Building, to Grandmothers' leader Estela de Carlotto, and underlined his conviction that the armed forces have changed.
Part of a manual of operations to attack the federal government and create distrust among society was how Jorge Capitanich described media versions that alleged to his resignation as chief of staff of the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration.
Separatists flew the Russian flag on armoured vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army today, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro-Moscow partisans.• NATO reinforces E.Europe presence • The West’s financial arsenal • Transnitria moves toward independence
A day ahead of the beginning of the Easter holidays, the US dollar was trading steady in Buenos Aires City main foreign exchange offices and banks at 7.96 pesos for buyers and 8.01 pesos for sellers.
Mexican police have captured the second-in-command of one of the country's main drug gangs, who was operating in Mexico City, the government said.
Within ten days, Chinese-owned supermarkets will join the Price Watch programme, including 122 goods.
After account accidentally posted a picture by PRO official
Popular Twitter user Dra. Alcira Pignata (@drapignata) was engulfed by controversy yesterday after the owner of his — or her — account published a photograph of a group of porteños gathering at the Planetarium early Wednesday from the Instagram account of Buenos Aires City Culture Minister Hernán Lombardi.
A surprise 3-1 win for Quilmes away at Copa Libertadores challengers Vélez Sarsfield allowed the team from the south of Buenos Aires to climb out of the bottom-three, while Olimpo also helped their survival chances with a 3-0 win at home to Argentinos Juniors.
By Silvia RottenbergMind-tickling exhibition on the powers of memorizing space
Marcelo J. García
By Gabriela Esquivada
César Chávez Day is an official state holiday in California and Texas, and optional in Arizona and Colorado. This year US President Barack Obama proclaimed it — March 31st, the day Chávez was born near Yuma, Arizona — nationally.