Argentine space expert Jorge Coghlan said that the huge bang heard on Tuesday and that scared many people in central Santa Fe province was caused by a meteorite which disintegrated on entering the atmosphere and thus caused a major vibration. The incident was reported early mid morning.
The Argentine police unrest in demand for higher wages which started last Monday in Cordoba has rapidly spread to at least eight other provinces and the central government in Buenos Aires is preparing for a major challenge. It has already sent special gendarmerie forces to Santa Fe and Cordoba, on request from the governors.
With less than four days for Sunday’s midterm elections in Argentina, Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli called on “undecided” and independent voters to cast their ballot for President Cristina Fernandez Victory Front (FpV) top candidate Martín Insaurralde “in favor of the province and the country.”
President Cristina Fernández rejected the possibility that a delegation of Argentine sportsmen may not fly to London to attend the 2012 Olympics as part of an Argentine boycott in response to the United Kingdom’s refusal to discuss the Malvinas Islands sovereignty.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández reappeared in public on Monday and for the first time talked about the Buenos Aires train station accident in which 51 people were killed and 703 others were injured. She assured that she would make “any decisions necessary” once the matter is resolved in court.
The Argentine Socialist Frente Amplio Progresista’s (FAP) presidential candidate Hermes Binner assured that if he doesn’t make it to a second round after October 23rd, his party will be part of a “responsible opposition.”
A respected reference in Argentine politics, Senator Carlos Reutemann came out strongly this week in support of farmers saying that the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, (CFK), “disregards and looks down on the rural sector”.
Argentina liberated 450.000 tons of wheat for export, a decision which is believed to be closely linked to Sunday’s election in the farming province of Santa Fe where the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner suffered a major defeat.
“We received a vote of confidence from the Santa Fe people”, said early Monday the Argentine province next governor Socilaist Antonio Bonfatti, following his tight Sunday victory which also “cast a punishing vote” for the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, ahead of next October election.
Santa Fe is Argentina’s fourth most important electoral circuit and on Sunday will be voting for governor and a package of provincial officials from lawmakers for the local congress to councilors.