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Stories for July 2015

  • Monday, July 20th 2015 - 05:21 UTC

    Macri's party retains Buenos Aires city but his presidential aspiration suffers a significant blow

     Rodriguez Larreta won 51.6% of ballots cast while opponent Martin Lousteau picked up 48.4%. Public opinion polls anticipated a ten points difference.

    Argentina's conservative PRO party won the Buenos Aires City mayoral runoff on Sunday, clinging to its stronghold for a third consecutive term ahead of presidential elections in October, but by a smaller-than-expected margin. Horacio Rodríguez Larreta won 51.6% of ballots cast while his opponent Martin Lousteau picked up 48.4%. Public opinion polls anticipated a ten points difference.

  • Sunday, July 19th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

    Capital Economics announces opening of office in New York

    Neil Shearing is Capital Economics’ Chief Emerging Markets Economist. He joined in 2006 from Britain's Treasury where he worked as Economic Adviser

    Capital Economics, a leading macroeconomic research company has announced the imminent opening of an office in New York. The office will be led by the firm’s Chief Emerging Markets Economist, Neil Shearing, who is relocating to the US from London.

  • Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 09:29 UTC

    Mercosur agrees to give intra-trade a new boost eliminating barriers

    Dilma Rousseff formally hands the pro tempore presidency of Mercosur for the next six months to Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes

    Mercosur agreed at the Brasilia summit that in the second half of the year they will address alternatives for the elimination of tariff and other similar barriers that impede the natural flow of trade of goods and services among its members. The initiative was agreed by Common Market Council, CMC, on the first day of deliberations and confirmed on Friday by the presidents of the group's full members.

  • Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 09:15 UTC

    Cristina Fernandez hails Mercosur success in integration and in promoting a political block

    “As responsible leaders, we cannot stop noticing the challenges we have ahead,” Cristina Fernandez said stressing the need to address destabilization attempts

    In what can be considered her last speech before a Mercosur summit, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez, who is stepping down next December, hailed what she called the “magnitude of the importance of integration” in South America with the inclusion of both Venezuela and Bolivia showing the “success and the resounding failure for those who forecasted for years that the Mercosur was going to fail.”

  • Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 09:04 UTC

    Buenos Aires City runoff expected to confirm Rodriguez Larreta as next government chief

    Challenger Martin Lousteau managed 42% support while Rodriguez Larreta stood with 58%, according to the latest release from Qualitative pollsters.

    The incumbent candidate for government chief of Buenos Aires City, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, was at least fifteen points ahead of his challenger in Sunday's runoff, according to the latest public opinion polls before the 48 hours ban on all campaigning.

  • Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 08:48 UTC

    Judge removal from Cristina Fernandez case triggers more suspicions

    “If they say I committed suicide, look for the murderer. It's not my style, investigate”, said ironically Argentine judge Claudio Bonadio

    “If they say I committed suicide, look for the murderer. It's not my style, investigate”, said ironically Argentine judge Claudio Bonadio when he was asked how he felt after having been removed from the case looking into alleged money laundering and tax elusion in one of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner family businesses in the hotel industry, Hotesur.

  • Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 08:29 UTC

    Jewish Congress criticizes “lack of progress” in investigation of 1994 AMIA bombing

    Singer criticized the “lack of progress in the investigation” and added: “No matter how long it takes, we will not rest until justice has been done!”

    World Jewish Congress (WJC) CEO Robert Singer criticized on Friday “a lack of progress” in the investigation of the 1994 AMIA bombing, during the twenty first commemorations of the attack on the local Jewish community headquarters in downtown Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 08:10 UTC

    Rousseff, ever so weakened and isolated warns of “anti democratic adventures”

    Rousseff comments came just hours after the speaker of the lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, broke ties with her government

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told regional peers on Friday there is no room for “anti-democratic adventures” in South America, a day after the speaker of Brazil's lower house said he was weighing legal arguments for her impeachment. Speaking to the heads of state of Mercosur, Rousseff said political leaders should strive for dialogue to resolve ideological differences.

  • Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

    UK ambassador in Argentina and Chubut governor workout Welsh immigration celebrations

    “First Minister Jones will visit Chubut on 27/28 July. We are scheduled to meet at Government house to sign several agreements and bilateral talks” said Buzzi

    UK ambassador in Buenos Aires John Freeman met with Chubut province governor Martin Buzzi in Rawson to work out the agenda of activities scheduled for the end of the month when Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones is expected to arrive for the 150th anniversary celebration of Welsh immigration to Argentina, reports the local media, Diario Jornada.

  • Friday, July 17th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

    The man who silenced Maracana in 1950 passes away with full honors

    Ghiggia at the time was 22 and admits on scoring the second decisive goal (2 -1) he didn't realize until much later what a monumental feat had been achieved.

    “Only three people silenced Maracana: the Pope, Frank Sinatra and me”. The comment belongs to Alcides Ghiggia, Uruguay's last member and striker of the team that beat Brazil in the World Football Cup final of 1950 and thus winning the Jules Rimet Cup. It would be Uruguay's second world cup: the first in 1930 when it beat Argentina.