Tuesday, October 13th 2015 - 08:02 UTC

Argentine presidential candidate Macri calls for the 'helpful vote' to defeat Kirchnerism

“Yes, there's a third contender, but he has no chances of reaching a runoff , so the task now is to work together so we can make change happen”, said Macri.

Argentine conservative presidential candidate Mauricio Macri, which opinion polls have him as a solid runner up, has called on the 'helpful vote' arguing that third placed Sergio Massa, has “no chances of making it to a run-off”. The latest polls show incumbent Daniel Scioli with 37/38% of vote intention followed by Macri with 27/28% and Massa 20/21%.

Tuesday, October 13th 2015 - 07:53 UTC

Scioli needs to convince some non-Peronist voters to reach the 'magic 40%'

“Scioli needs to convince a portion of those votes which are not clearly identified with the open mind Peronism”, said Perechonik

With less than three weeks to Argentina's presidential election, the government's candidate Daniel Scioli has chances of avoiding a runoff but he still needs a couple of points, according to Fabian Perechodnik, head of pollster Poliarquía. In Argentina the winning candidate needs 45% of the votes or 40% but with a ten-point difference over the runner up.

Tuesday, October 13th 2015 - 07:00 UTC

Brazilian recession begins to hit US companies profits and shares

“We are taking aggressive actions to address the extraordinary operating environment in Brazil,” said Pierre Brondeau, FMC president, CEO

Agricultural giant FMC is the latest company to warn about operations in Brazil and now the stock is crashing. On Monday the $5 billion agricultural company announced that it would lay off 800-850 people — saving the company about $150 million a year by 2017 — while also cutting its profit outlook for the third quarter and all of 2015.

Monday, October 12th 2015 - 06:22 UTC

Scioli leads presidential race in Argentina but still a puff short to avoid runoff

Scioli has support from 37.1% of those who have decided how they are going to vote, according to the Poliarquia poll published in the daily La Nacion.

Argentine ruling party's candidate Daniel Scioli maintains a commanding lead in the presidential race but still lacks enough voter support to win outright in the first round, an opinion poll by the Poliarquia consultancy showed on Sunday.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Rousseff fears “Paraguay-style democratic coup” to remove her from office

Rousseff likened her situation to that faced by Fernando Lugo, a former Catholic bishop who was forced out as Paraguay's president in 2012.

President Dilma Rousseff said in a closed-door meeting that Brazil is experiencing a “Paraguayan-style democratic coup,” alluding to the 2012 removal of Paraguay's then-head of state, the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Friday.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 10:20 UTC

Corriere Della Sera apologizes to Cristina Fernandez for publishing 'false news on her shopping'

Cristina Fernandez holds the front page of the Italian newspaper

A Roman appeals court has confirmed a ruling against Italy’s Corriere Della Sera newspaper for a defamatory piece on Argentine president Cristina Fernández.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 06:42 UTC

Falklands' bound Argentine 'militant' yacht rescued abandoned by fisheries protection vessel

“La Sanmartiniana” was adrift in Falklands FOCZ and was rescued by FPV Protegat and weather allowing will be towed to Stanley

An Argentine flagged yacht “La Sanmartiniana” belonging to a political group which responds to Argentine president Cristina Fernandez son, Maximo Kirchner, was detected abandoned in the high seas by the Falklands Islands Fisheries Protection Vessel, FPV Protegat and is being towed to Port Stanley, reports a release from the Falklands government.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 08:37 UTC

Argentine Jewish community asks Washington to reveal whereabouts of former spymaster

Allegedly AMIA delegates hand-delivered a letter to US Ambassador Mamet, asking that Washington turn over information relating to  “Jaime” Stiuso

The Argentine Jewish community has requested that the United States reveal the whereabouts of their country’s former spymaster – who reportedly fled to Miami in February following the shooting death of a prosecutor investigating the 1994 car bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and injured hundreds.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 08:25 UTC

University of Cordoba receives Sustainability award from Argentine/British chamber of commerce

The British Ambassador John Freeman handed out the Excellency Prize

Argentine-British Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Sustainable Leadership Awards. The National University of Cordoba’s Hemoderivatives Lab won the CCAB Excellence in Sustainability award for its positive impact on the community, high degree of innovation at the implementation level and strong leadership in the field of sustainability.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Scioli continues ahead in polls despite having missed the presidential debate

28% said that Scioli's absence “made them more inclined to vote for him”, while 44% declared that the debate had no influence on their vote decision.

Argentine incumbent candidate absence from Sunday's presidential debate has not altered the electoral landscape for next 25 October, according to the latest public opinion polls released in Buenos Aires. On Sunday night Daniel Scioli did not show up to the debate with all presidential contenders, particularly Mauricio Macri and Sergio Massa, the two closest challengers.


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