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Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 09:04 UTC

Ex Total top engineer named Argentina's YPF CEO

Ricardo Darre, an engineer, previously worked for French oil company Total in the United States. He will take up his post on July 1.

Argentina's state oil company YPF said on Monday it has named Ricardo Darre chief executive officer, as the company makes leadership changes under the new pro-business government.

Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 08:59 UTC

Macri resumes activities on Monday: “I am here, I am fine”

“I am here, I am fine. I thank the Argentine people who filled me with messages.  I am here, I am fine to keep on working together for this Argentina we dream about”

Argentine president Mauricio Macri resumed on Monday his official activities after an arrhythmia condition that led him to be hospitalized Friday night. Macri appeared at a morning rally in a southern locality of Buenos Aries to announce a financial aid for neighborhood clubs, highly affected by the latest utility rate hikes, and thanked all the messages he received.

Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 08:11 UTC

Almagro accuses Macri of reversing campaign promises in the Venezuelan situation

Almagro implied that Argentine Ambassador to the OAS Juan José Arcuri was stalling a discussion on whether or not to invoke the Charter against Venezuela.

After directing criticism at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and urging that Caracas be considered for suspension from the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro has accused Argentine President Mauricio Macri of impeding those efforts and of reversing his campaign promises of taking a hard line against Maduro.

Monday, June 6th 2016 - 14:44 UTC

Presidential arrhythmia: 'Stress' and 'ministers who make the president's blood to boil'

The head of the Presidential Medical Unit (UMP) Simón Salzberg considered “stress could have played a significant role” in president Macri’s arrhythmia (Pic TN)

Argentina's presidential medical team and the head of the powerful trade unions umbrella organization gave their opinions on what could have caused President Mauricio Macri's heart arrhythmia and heart tests that followed and forced him to rest over the weekend.

Monday, June 6th 2016 - 11:01 UTC

Support for Macri remains strong despite tough economic measures

The Poliarquia survey indicates that 60% of those interviewed support the administration, while 50% have a good opinion of president Macri.

A majority of Argentines continue to support president Mauricio Macri despite a raft of unpopular measures, public utilities rate increases, inflation, redundancies and slower activity, which his administration has been forced to implement in the first six months of his mandate in an attempt to reorganize the country's economy.

Monday, June 6th 2016 - 07:31 UTC

UK dilemma with Malcorra at the UN, “a candidate favoured by Washington”

On Tuesday Susana Malcorra will present her vision to the United Nations in a set of hustings that will now be closely watched

Britain is facing a diplomatic dilemma since it seems quite clear that the US administration of Barack Obama favours the Argentine candidate and current foreign affairs minister Susana Malcorra as the next UN Secretary General, according to an article published on the Sunday edition of The Telegraph and written by Peter Foster, Europe editor and Harriet Alexander, New York editor.

Saturday, June 4th 2016 - 10:54 UTC

Argentina and Monsanto reach preliminary agreement on seeds and soy controls

Dispute blew up after Monsanto started asking Argentine exporters to inspect soybean shipments to ensure growers had paid royalties for using company’s seeds

After weeks of crossed accusations, Argentina reached a preliminary deal with Monsanto, reportedly agreeing to cancel its controls on soybean shipments. Under the accord the Argentine government will be the one to carry out the inspections, as part of a proper framework for agriculture firms to be paid for royalties.

Saturday, June 4th 2016 - 09:05 UTC

Macri suffers a mild arrhythmia; back in Olivos after hospital checkup

After Macri concluded his schedule in the evening, his medical team recommended a check-up at the Olivos Clinic hospital in Buenos Aires.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri was taken to hospital on Friday to be evaluated by doctors after he suffered a “mild arrhythmia”, or irregular heartbeats, the government said.

Saturday, June 4th 2016 - 08:57 UTC

YPF and ENAP agree to increase gas and oil production off Magellan Strait

Argentina's YPF and Chile's Enap Sipetrol announced a joint project to expand the production of natural gas and crude from the offshore Magallanes Deposits, (PIAM), to the east of Magellan Strait Reserve. Representatives from Tierra del Fuego province and Magallanes Region, and from the two companies, attended the announcement ceremony.

Saturday, June 4th 2016 - 08:43 UTC

Argentina's main opposition political force names a shadow cabinet

The Peronist version of the shadow Cabinet, led by Chairman José Luis Gioja  and Vice-President Daniel Scioli (L), will have 22 secretariats

Argentina's largest political movement, almost hegemonic, but currently in the opposition under the name of Justicialista Party (PJ), announced this week a shadow Cabinet, saying they will work hard to return to power after losing last year’s election to President Mauricio Macri.

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