August 31, 2015

Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández today assured the electoral calendar for 2015 will be implemented as planned, rejecting demands to change the voting system two months ahead of October general elections. “It’s nonsense,” he said.

Opposition leaders in Tucumán province are continuing to contest the result of the gubernatorial elections held on August 23. Domingo Amaya, the running-mate of Agreement for the Bicentennial (ApB) candidate José Cano announced yesterday he would take the issue before the courts later today, in order to get judges to declare the entire election “null and void.”

Victory Front presidential candidate Daniel Scioli holds a clear lead in voting intentions ahead of October's general election and could win outright over nearest challenger Mauricio Macri, according to a new poll published today in Página 12.

Move against demonstrators ‘cannot be justified’

Berni condemns police repression of protests in northern province

Security Secretary Sergio Berni has condemned violence against protesters in Tucumán last week, when regional police fired rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowds, rejecting the claims of the police officers involved and saying their behaviour was unwarranted.

Victory Front presidential candidate Daniel Scioli celebrated the Adoption Law passed in Buenos Aires province, while underlining the part the state must be in ensuring citizens' wellbeing.

By Federico Poore
After several years of continuing conflict between the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration and the Clarín Group, the Broadcast Media Law that prompted a national debate on media ownership back in 2009 is a noticeable absence from policy platforms ahead of the October election.

The UNA candidate for Buenos Aires governor Felipe Solá has ruled out joining forces with rival opposition force PRO ahead of the October general election, dismissing media reports suggesting a 'grand alliance' between Sergio Massa and Mauricio Macri to take down the Victory Front.

Esmeralda was used as interrogation centre during 1973 coup

Protests in London mark arrival of Pinochet’s ‘torture ship’

European shares fell today, with Germany's DAX and France's CAC on track for their weakest month for four years, hit by sliding Chinese stocks and prospects of a near-term US interest rate increase.

The leftist Syriza party of former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will challenge Greece's creditors on unresolved aspects of the nation's bailout but implement unpopular reforms it has already agreed, it said.

The demand for dollars in the country is showing no signs of receding, with August’s figures on the verge of setting a new record for the dollar for savings scheme.

Moody’s says top 20 economies will see output up by 2.8 percent

Global growth forecasts cut by private ratings agency

Credit rating firm Moody’s cut its 2016 global economic growth forecasts, with China and United States both trimmed and Russia and Brazil seen staying in recession.

President Dilma Rousseff has dropped the idea of reinstating a tax on financial transactions to bridge a gaping fiscal deficit in Brazil after it ran into a barrage of criticism even from within her coalition, Brazilian media reported today.

IAHCR ‘optimistic’ after last week’s visit

Transfer of land to Salta’s indigenous people making slow progress

By Santiago del Carril

Soccer — Domestic League

Draw leaves River far from pace

By Sebastián Lacunza
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New material from Malvinas conflict

War veterans to expand evidence of 1982 abuse

Veterans from the 1982 Malvinas war will continue to voice their condemnation of abuse suffered at the hands of their superior officers as a legal team reiterate their demands for recognition and justice before federal courts in Río Grande today.


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