March 8, 2014
Buenos Aires province Cabinet Chief Alberto Pérez has instructed the Labour Ministry to call unionized teachers to the negotiating table on Tuesday 11, in a move to de-escalate the salary conflict hitting Argentina’s most populated district.• BA province teachers threaten to strike 'indefinitely'
News has been confirmed by Secretary to the Presidency Oscar Parrilli in an official statement released today. March 17 will mark the second time President Kirchner meets Pope Francis. Last year, the head of state visited Rome to attend the Inauguration Mass of the pontiff.
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew lost contact with air traffic controllers early on Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the airline said in a statement.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be meeting the head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) Héctor Méndez this afternoon, amid government criticism that business leaders and private-sector retailers were to blame for the rise in prices.
Senator Fernando “Pino” Solanas and lawmaker Julio Cobos confirmed a new centre-left alliance will be presented on April 7. The novel political force will settle it’s candidacies for the 2015 elections in the PASO.
As the opposition intensifies its criticism of the Penal Code reform, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich blasted politicians that reject an initiative that has not even reached Congress for debate.• Macri rebuffs Penal Code reform
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has ratified the government’s position that Argentina "is not a drug-producing country" and called the society here to “get involved in the prevention of addictions.”
By Laurent Thomet
By Fermín Koop
The Central Bank yesterday released its annual report on foreign currency expentiture, revealing precisely what contributed to the 30-percent plunge in its reserves and highlighting Argentines’ overseas holidays in particular as costing the monetary authority almost as much in foreign currency as energy imports.
By Francisco Aldaya
The Guillermo Moreno era has a survivor in Beatriz Paglieri, whose role as Carlos Sánchez’s number two at the Customs Office was yesterday seemingly boosted by its re-labelling by decree from “Deputy Director” to “Joint Director General of Customs.”
The president of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzetti inaugurated the beginning of judicial activities in a ceremony attended by officials, federal judges and leaders of social and human rights organizations.
Subway commuters will be facing a new tariff hike as for March 14 when tickets will start costing 4,50 pesos. The resolution was published in the official gazette of the Buenos Aires City government. The new tariff scheme involves a discount plan.
President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from US Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying today that Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.• US Congress steps into action on Ukraine • Crimea votes to join Russia • Obama: referendum would violate international law
Latin American foreign ministers will meet next week to discuss the unrest in Venezuela that has left at least 20 dead and convulsed the South American OPEC nation, diplomatic sources.• Two dead in Venezuela opposition protest
In the last day of the weekly trading session, the US dollar showed a downward trend as it dropped one cent to close at 7.825 pesos for buyers and 7.875 for sellers in Buenos Aires City Banks and foreign exchange offices. The so called “blue” dollar slipped 5 cents to close at 10.95 pesos.
Recent episodes of vomiting suffered by Barcelona forward Lionel Messi are "not normal" but they do not affect his performance and there is no cause for alarm, coach Gerardo Martino has said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would give up "some settlements" in occupied Palestinian land to help secure a peace agreement but would limit as much as he could the number of enclaves removed.
Around 10 minutes after shooting dead his girlfriend through a locked toilet door, South African track star Oscar Pistorius told a housing estate security guard "everything is fine," his murder trial heard today.
Carnival festivities in Brazil have been tainted by deadly traffic accidents in the South American giant with 155 deaths and 1,823 injured. Crashes totalized 3,201 from Friday last week till today, the police reported.
A Washington-based news anchor for the Russia Today television network quit her job on air, telling viewers she could not be part of a Russian government-funded station "that whitewashes the actions of Putin."
Philanthropist and former media tycoon Ted Turner was rushed to a hospital early today in Argentina's Patagonia region before flying to Buenos Aires for surgery for appendicitis.