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Wednesday, May 25th 2016 - 08:59 UTC

UN human rights expert calls on Argentina to urgently protect indigenous peoples

“The situation of indigenous peoples in certain areas of the country is appalling”, said OHCHR rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere

The United Nations human rights expert on racism urged Argentina to take urgent measures to sustainably address the invisibility, marginalization and systematic exclusion of indigenous peoples in the country. The UN assessed during a week in Argentina, the situation of indigenous peoples, peoples of African descent, migrants from the region and beyond, and other groups.

Wednesday, May 25th 2016 - 08:46 UTC

Argentina's April inflation 6.7%, according to the Congress Index

“The utility rates increase explain more than two thirds of the month's inflation”, said the release

Argentina's April inflation climbed to a record 6.7%, and 19.4% in the first four months of the year, according to the latest Congress Index, announced on Tuesday. Public utility rates were blamed for two thirds of the April increase, the highest for a month since 2002.

Wednesday, May 25th 2016 - 08:35 UTC

Argentine government agrees a 400% cap on natural gas hikes for Patagonia provinces

“We decided that no Patagonian resident will pay hikes above 400%” Interior Minister Rogelio Frigerio said.

The Argentine government has announced a cap on hikes to natural gas prices for the country’s southernmost provinces, after pushback from governors, the Judiciary and even local demonstrators prompted Energy Minister Juan Jose Aranguren to reconsider the scope of his most recent reforms.

Wednesday, May 25th 2016 - 06:50 UTC

Macri's administration admits the Catholic church criticism of Argentina's 'labor market fragility'

“We’re worried about the fragility of the labor market and the situation of many workers who are in precarious jobs”, said Monsignor Jorge Lozano

Leaders from Argentina's ruling “Let‘s Change” (Cambiemos) administration acknowledged on Tuesday that the country is “going through the worst time” yet since president Mauricio Macri took office but also underlined all the measures that have been taken over the last few months to overcome the situation.

Tuesday, May 24th 2016 - 08:18 UTC

Brazil and Argentina to work together to help find a solution to Venezuela

“We're on alert when it comes to Venezuela. Brazil and Argentina have an interest that includes mediation,” Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra said

Brazil and Argentina will work together to help find a solution to Venezuela's political crisis, Brazil's acting foreign minister said on Monday. Venezuela is facing a severe economic crisis, with the world's highest inflation and shortages. Polls indicate most Venezuelans want President Nicolas Maduro out of office.

Tuesday, May 24th 2016 - 08:05 UTC

Macri's Argentina and Temer's Brazil seal close political and working relationship

Jose Serra, Brazil's new foreign minister shakes hands with Susana Malcorra at the San Martin Palace

Argentina and the new interim government of Brazil sealed this Monday their close relationship when foreign minister Jose Serra in a brief visit to Buenos Aires, his first overseas trip, met privately with President Mauricio Macri. . Earlier in the day the Brazilian official signed a memorandum of understanding for a bilateral mechanism of political coordination with his peer Susana Malcorra.

Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 12:14 UTC

Argentina, one of Brazil´s main foreign policy priorities, anticipated Serra who is expected in Buenos Aires

Malcorra and Serra spoke on the phone soon after Temer took office in Brazil.

Argentina will be one of the main priorities for Brazil’s interim government under President Michel Temer, declared foreign minister José Serra who is expected this Monday in Buenos Aires for his first overseas trip. He is also anticipated a review and redraw of Mercosur plus agreements with the US, European Union and Japan.

Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 11:16 UTC

Paul McCartney ends his tour thanking his Argentine fans for a great week

Paul playing in Cordoba where he filled a stadium with 55.000 fans

Paul McCartney at the end of his latest Argentine tour, in Cordoba and La Plata, thanked all his fans for a great week and for being so loyal. In a brief message, from Time 4 Fan, the former Beatle who has played in Argentina several times underlined that “we always like it in Argentina, because they like us”, and because “it really helps us when we see that you like it: it inspires us to do better, Thanks Argentina”.

Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 08:46 UTC

Malcorra successfully completes negotiations with China and meets on Monday in Buenos Aires with Serra

On Thursday Malcorra met her peer Wang Yi and said projects signed with Beijing were reviewed satisfactorily, and the strategic association was ratified

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra held another round of talks with high level Chinese officers in Beijing, as part of her official visit to China to promote trade, investment and the special strategic relation between the two countries. But also cut short her visit to other countries to be back in Buenos Aires next Monday in time to meet with her new Brazilian peer, Jose Serra to address the bilateral agenda and Mercosur among other issues.

Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 08:17 UTC

Argentina nominates Susana Malcorra candidate for UN Secretary General post

 Susana Malcorra has conditions and capacities to amply comply with the tasks of the UN Secretary General office, wrote Macri in the letter

President Mauricio Macri on Friday made official the nomination of Susana Malcorra as a candidate to the post of United Nations Secretary General, underlining that the diplomatic experience of the Argentine foreign minister will contribute to provide “creative solutions” to the challenges faced by the UN organization.

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