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Montevideo, June 24th 2024 - 17:21 UTC


  • Thursday, June 13th 2024 - 10:33 UTC

    Libertarians get Bases Law bill passed at Senate

    VP Villarruel cast the vote breaking the tie

    Vice President Victoria Villarruel tipped the scale in favor of Argentina's Libertarian administration when she cast her affirmative vote breaking the 36-36 tie at the Senate for the broad passing of the Bases Law bill the government claims to need to rescue the country from its economic plight. Itemized voting went on during the wee hours of Thursday.

  • Wednesday, June 12th 2024 - 23:58 UTC

    Scuffles in front of Argentine Congress reported

    Five Congressmen were hospitalized after being pepper-sprayed by the police

    Argentine law enforcement officers Wednesday fired teargas to disperse demonstrators convening in front of Congress to encourage Senators to vote against President Javier Milei's so-called Omnibus Law bill (officially known as Bases Law) with which the Libertarian administration intends to bring the country out of its economic plight. The bill has already been passed by the Lower House.

  • Wednesday, June 12th 2024 - 20:29 UTC

    Milei pledges to leave Casa Rosada dead before surrendering Argentina's zero deficit

    A survey found that six months into Milei's administration, the government's support was intact among Libertarian voters

    Argentine President Javier Milei said Wednesday morning that “they will have to take me out of the [Casa] Rosada dead” if they are “to break the fiscal deficit.” The Libertarian leader made those remarks during his speech at an event in Buenos Aires ahead of his trip to Italy to attend the G7 Summit. ”We are going to make a bigger reform than the one made by Carlos Menem because ours is three times more (so),” he added.

  • Tuesday, June 11th 2024 - 22:17 UTC

    World Bank foresees economic deterioration for Argentina this year

    A recovery above average is also forecast for 2025

    According to the latest “World Economic Outlook” report released Tuesday by the World Bank from its headquarters in Washington DC, Argentina's economy is expected to fall sharply this year, thus becoming the Latin American country going through the tightest contraction in the region before rebounding in 2025. The study projected a 3.5% drop this year followed by a 5% surge in 2025, thus outperforming the rest of the continent.

  • Tuesday, June 11th 2024 - 18:41 UTC

    Paraguay enacts “linked towns” bill for residents of border locations

    The new legislation will represent “a solution to the problems of the chaotic traffic that usually occurs in border cities,” Kronawetter pointed out

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña signed into law a bill providing for the creation of the so-called “linked towns” bordering Argentina and Brazil. The measure grants residents a preferential status in economic, labor, health, and cultural issues, it was explained.

  • Tuesday, June 11th 2024 - 09:11 UTC

    Argentina not endorsing WHO's Pandemic Treaty

    In Argentina, decisions are made by the Argentines,” Adorni stressed

    Argentina will not endorse the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored Pandemic Treaty, Presidential Spokesperson Manuel Adorni announced Monday.

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 21:19 UTC

    Gloomy future for SMEs in Argentina, studies find

    The crisis is expected to deepen in the next 12 months, the IPA report showed

    According to a survey published by the Argentine Confederation of Medium-Sized Companies (CAME) report released Monday in Buenos Aires, retail sales in Argentina fell 7.3% year-on-year in May as President Javier Milei's chainsaw economic policies took a deeper toll on the purchasing power of the population.

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 19:00 UTC

    Argentine Foreign Ministry highlights June 10 Malvinas Sovereignty Day

    On June 10, 1829, Luis Vernet was appointed Governor of the Malvinas Islands in the name of the Province of Buenos Aires

    Argentina's Foreign Ministry issued a statement Monday on the 195th anniversary of the establishment of a garrison known as the Political and Military Command in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands in the name of the Province of Buenos Aires. The settlement remained there until it was displaced in 1833 by a stronger British force. The document reviewed Argentina's claims following that event.

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 09:19 UTC

    Mercosur signs AMIA declaration against terrorism

    Bullrich invited Mercosur officials over to Buenos Aires for the ceremonies marking the 30th anniversary of the AMIA bombing

    Dignitaries from all South American Common Market (Mercosur) nations gathered in Asunción last week to sign a declaration against terrorism which was named after the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires just a month before the 30th anniversary of the bombing of its headquarters on July 18, 1994, killing 85 people and leaving some 300 wounded.

  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 09:10 UTC

    Respiratory diseases surge in Argentina as fewer people get jabbed

    “The problem is people's lack of risk awareness,” an expert explained

    Argentine healthcare experts in the Buenos Aires area said this weekend that medical wards were on the brink of collapse given the number of people seeking attention with symptoms of influenza or other respiratory diseases such as influenza A or pneumonia. At the same time, they encouraged the population to get vaccinated against the flu because coverage this year was below 40% while cases went up by 15% from 2023.