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Argentina

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Argentina lost about 80 MSMEs per week under Alberto Fernández

    These figures speak of the need for labor reform, the study concluded

    Argentina lost an average of 80 companies each week in the last three years, according to a private study released in Buenos Aires Friday, which means that when President Alberto Fernández leaves office on Dec. 9, 2023, he will leave behind a country with over 12,000 fewer companies.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 08:00 UTC

    Pope Francis picks Río Gallegos Bishop as new head of Church in Argentina

    The 55-year-old García Cuerva was appointed Bishop of Río Gallegos in 2019

    Pope Francis has picked the 55-year-old Bishop of Río Gallegos Jorge García Cuerva to become the new Archbishop of Buenos Aires after Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli submitted his resignation due to his age. Poli succeeded Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio when he became Pope in 2013.

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 14:20 UTC

    Controversial maneuver in Argentina's new Presidential Plane sparks criticism

    Experts consulted Argentine media referred to this maneuver as a “low pass” in aeronautical terms and labeled it an act of “negligence.”

    Argentina has recently acquired a new presidential plane, which cost $25 million and was unveiled through initial images a few days ago. However, it wasn't until the country's patriotic date, May 25th, commemorating the formation of the First Patriotic Government, symbolizing independence from Spain and the transition to the viceroyalty, that the aircraft was observed in action. Unfortunately, the arrival of the plane was marred by various criticisms, not because of the expenditure on a presidential aircraft, but due to the maneuver executed by the pilot upon landing, drawing condemnation from several political leaders and experts.

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 09:07 UTC

    Argentina imposes more impediments to foreign trade; Central bank desperately short of US dollars

    The Argentine Central Bank established a decree encouraging the non-collection of freight rates for imports to avoid delivering US dollars.

    Given the financial problems and shortage of foreign currency, on Wednesday, May 24, the leading shipping company MSC, followed by seven others, announced that, as from June, ‘freight collect’ will be charged for exports from Argentina, meaning that these charges will be billed to the party receiving a shipment, often called the consignee.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 21:43 UTC

    Argentina's presidential elections: CFK did not say it, but she showed it

    From left to right: CFK, Máximo Kirchner, Wado De Pedro and Sergio Massa. The message was there; not so much in the Vice President's speech.

    By Mordechai Taji

    Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (CFK) did not announce on Thursday anyone's candidacy - hers or not - for this year's elections. She did not do it with her voice. But by her side were her son, Deputy Máximo Kirchner, Interior Minister Wado De Pedro, and Economy Minister Sergio Massa. It was a visual message: two of those three will most likely be on one of the tickets to be presented in the primary, mandatory, simultaneous, and open elections (PASO). She also confirmed that she would not run and frustrated the hopes of some unconditional faithful, who expected her to change her mind.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 21:32 UTC

    Argentina's president breaks protocol during religious service

    Alberto Fernández was full of praise for Pope Francis and former President Néstor Kirchner

    Argentine President Alberto Fernandez broke protocol and delivered a few words during the Te Deum held on Thursday at the Buenos Aires Cathedral on the occasion of the national holiday of May 25. Traditionally, May 25 marks the expulsion of the Spanish viceroy in 1810, but in 2023 it signified the 20th anniversary of Néstor Kirchner's coming to power, which is what Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) would later celebrate under heavy rain in Plaza de Mayo.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 21:27 UTC

    Archbishop of Buenos Aires urges politicians to show their vocation

    It was the last May 25 Te Deum for both Alberto Fernández and for Poli, succeeded Jorge Bergoglio when the latter became Pope Francis

    Thursday's Te Deum was a last for Argentine President Alberto Fernández, but also for Buenos Aires Archbishop Mario Aurelio Poli, who will retire later this year after succeeding Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio when the latter became Pope Francis in 2013. Fernández shall not be seeking reelection and thus will complete his term on Dec. 9.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    Argentine mathematician awarded the Abel Prize, the highest distinction in the field

    The Abel Prize recognizes achievements in mathematics at any stage of a mathematician’s career

    The World Math Abel Prize was awarded to an Argentine professor and researcher, Luis Caffarelli for his work on “Partial Differential Equations.” It is the first time a Latin American citizen receives such a prize, whose research has been crucial to help describe phenomena such as the flow of water and demographic growth.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    LatAm's business index falls below average figures

    The business climate in Latin America registered its lowest level since the third quarter of 2022, according to the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)

    Paraguay remained the Latin American country with the highest projected growth for the year 2023, according to a Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) study that also showed that the region has hit its poorest business climate in the last nine months, it was reported. Argentina is at the bottom of the list.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Argentina and Brazil to eliminate cell phone roaming between both countries?

    Ambassador Scioli met Tuesday with Communications Minister Juscelino Filho

    Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli and Communications Minister Juscelino Filho Tuesday agreed to advance towards the suppression of roaming between both countries in a new step of the Mercosur integration process heralded by Presidents Alberto Ferenández and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, it was reported in Buenos Aires.