Wednesday
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.

The Kirchnerism-sponsored labour market bill aims at dropping unregistered jobs to 28 percent in 2015 following a personal “conviction” of President CFK, the head of ministers has stated.

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.

US stocks rose 1 percent, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo rallied.

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.

• New rules for motorcyclists announced

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.

The cabinet chief highlighted the bill to fight unregistered work that President Kirchner submitted to Congress yesterday, saying it will reinforce controls by the Labour Ministry.

• CFK presents bill to fight unregistered work

Boston bombing marked by defiant memorial

Labour Minister Carlos Tomada has urged both employers and unions to cooperate in the battle against informal jobs. The Kirchnerite administration was the first government to reduce workers in the black economy, the official pointed out.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet on Wednesday to try to extend peace talks beyond an April 29 deadline, the US State Department said.

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.

• BCRA marks second largest dollar-spree

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.

Security Secretary Sergio Berni has revealed that away crowds will be able to return to football stadiums in Buenos Aires city after the World Cup, as “conditions are now appropriate.”

Bale & Di Maria goals give Madrid Copa del Rey win over Barca

A British shoe bomb-plotter-turned-government informant, who once conspired with Osama bin Laden, has become a key witness for US prosecutors seeking to give American juries a taste of life inside al Qaeda.

More than 280 people, many of them students from the same high school, were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.

Within ten days, Chinese-owned supermarkets will join the Price Watch programme, including 122 goods.

Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has recovered from pneumonia but his condition remains "delicate", Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said.

After account accidentally posted a picture by PRO official

BA City Culture minister linked to racist Twitter star

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.



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On Monday night, three alleged motorcycle-riding robbers were seized by police officers after they had appeared on a TV programme listing the crimes they had carried out and how they had committed them.




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