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Montevideo, April 23rd 2024 - 21:17 UTC


  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 - 10:33 UTC

    Milei praises his own administration for its financial surplus

    “Inflation is theft. Zero deficit is a commandment,” Milei insisted

    Argentine President Javier Milei Monday highlighted his administration's performance bringing about a financial surplus worth AR$ 276.638 billion (US$ 276.638 million), which constituted a “historical feat.” He also said this achievement of three consecutive surplus-yielding months -something unheard of since 2008- was possible thanks to his administration's “chainsaw” policies cutting State expenditures. Argentina's economic performance fell well within the goals agreed upon with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 - 10:15 UTC

    US State Dept. addresses corruption in Argentina under Alberto Fernández

    The study was released during a press conference by Secretary of State Antony Blinken

    According to a human rights report released Monday by the US State Department, corruption was substantial in Argentina under former President Alberto Fernandez. The document highlighted the conviction of then-Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) in the so-called Vialidad case. The study was released Monday during a press conference held by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

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  • Monday, April 22nd 2024 - 23:50 UTC

    Argentine college students staging nationwide protest shakes Milei's political strength

    The measure was necessary because the government has consistently turned a deaf ear since January, Alpa said

    The entire spectrum of Argentina's political opposition is, in one way or another, behind Tuesday's nationwide protest against President Javier Milei's spending cuts, particularly those affecting the funding of the country's tuition-free universities.

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  • Monday, April 22nd 2024 - 23:04 UTC

    Criminal case filed against Milei for praising tax evasion

    Freiler argued that no one like the President can undermine tranquility and public order

    Former Judge Eduardo Freiler filed Monday a criminal complaint against President Javier Milei for saying during his appearance last Frida at the Llao Llao Forum in Bariloche that whoever evades taxes was a hero for being able to escape from the State's claws. In Freiler's view, Milei committed an “apology of crime” and an “instigation to commit a crime,” in addition to other charges.

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  • Monday, April 22nd 2024 - 12:43 UTC

    Milei to announce his achievements on nationwide TV

    The message will be recorded at the Olivos presidential residence earlier in the day and aired at 9 pm to draw peak audiences

    Argentine President Javier Milei is to speak on national TV on Monday announcing the achievements of his economic plan. According to Buenos Aires media citing Casa Rosada sources, alongside Milei will be Economy Minister Luis 'Toto' Caputo, Finance Secretary Pablo Quirno, and Central Bank (BCRA) President Santiago Bausili.

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  • Monday, April 22nd 2024 - 12:28 UTC

    Downward revision reported for Argentine 2024 agricultural exports

    “Although a gradual recovery is expected, uncertainty persists,” the BCR said

    Argentina's 2024 exports of soybean, corn, wheat, sunflower, and barley have been projected to reach barely US$ 29.3 billion, which would represent a US$ 5.7 billion recovery from 2023 but a US$ 1.7 billion slump compared to the last five years' average, the Grain Stock Exchange in Rosario (BCR) announced in its latest Guía Estratégica para el Agro (GEA) report. The new figures represent an 18% downward revision from December's calculations.

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  • Monday, April 22nd 2024 - 06:09 UTC

    Milei reinstates ambassador Foradori, who signed the Falklands 2016 Joint Communiqué

    Ambassador Carlos Foradori (R) and ex Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan

    An Argentine professional diplomat, who was vilified by the Kirchnerite political establishment for having signed during the mandate of ex-president Mauricio Macri (2015/2019), a Joint Communiqué with Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan in September 2016, has been reinstated as ambassador, head of the different organizations that function in Geneva, Switzerland.

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  • Saturday, April 20th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Milei says conditions for Argentina's recovery being created

    The Argentine President warned businesspeople that they would have to pick up the baton from here

    Argentine President Javier Milei Friday told a group of businesspeople attending the Llao Llao Forum in Bariloche that he did not believe in a “dirigist” economy in which the State would be involved in every step along the productive process. He also insisted his administration was “creating the conditions for Argentina to grow again” from “the worst crises in history.”

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  • Friday, April 19th 2024 - 22:20 UTC

    Tierra del Fuego Governor angered by Falklands presence at tourism fair in Sao Paulo

    Melella also wants to file a protest before the organizers of the “WTM Latin America” event

    Governor Gustavo Melella of the Argentine Province of Tierra del Fuego which technically includes the the Falkland/Malvinas and other South Atlantic islands sent this week notes of protest regarding the “WTM Latin America” tourism fair in Sao Paulo where the British Overseas Territories have a desk. Melella sent letters to Brazil's Ambassador in Buenos Aires and the Argentine Embassy in Brasilia.

  • Friday, April 19th 2024 - 21:48 UTC

    Dead penguins turn up in Mar del Plata

    These animals usually go in groups. Hence the mass deaths, it was explained

    At least 40 dead penguins were found on the Camet beaches in the northern part of the beach resort and fishing industry hub of Mar del Plata. Experts say that despite its shocking effect on residents these events have been occurring every year as a result of climate change and the ensuing lack of food. The first such appearances date back to “between 2000 and 2005,” it was explained.

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