Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez's presence at the Casa Rosada Wednesday was shadowed by a racist remark from Argentine President Alberto Fernández, who said that Mexicans came from the Indians, Brazilians came from the jungle, but we Argentines came from the ships, and they were ships that came from Europe, and that's how we built our society.
Diego Maradona in life, as in death, was involved in chaos and controversy, and his funeral was not the exception. In effect Argentine police and fans who were lined up to see the casket of the football icon clashed on Thursday as authorities moved to shut down access to the Casa Rosada presidential palace ahead of a planned mid-afternoon shutoff for the public wake.
Considered one of the greatest football players in recent times, Diego Maradona the World Cup-winning legend passed away from a heart attack aged 60 on Wednesday as he recovered from surgery for a blood clot on the brain.
He was considered the guru of Argentine electoral campaigns, the man who helped Mauricio Macri jump from president of one of the two most popular soccer teams in the country, to twice mayor/governor of the City of Buenos Aires and finally to occupy during four years the Pink House, Casa Rosada, defeating the hegemonic Peronist movement.
Peronism will return to power in Argentina from Tuesday. The political force will do it in the hands of the elected President, Alberto Fernández, who will go to the Casa Rosada, the presidential headquarters, at noon after presenting the oath in the Congress to the outgoing vice president, Gabriela Michetti
Argentine president Mauricio Macri and president-elect Alberto Fernandez met on Monday midmorning at Government House, Casa Rosada, to discuss terms for an orderly transition until next 10 December when the new government takes office, plus exchange names of the two teams that will be involved in the discussions.
The Argentine government honoured Malvinas war Veterans with a ceremony at Government House, Casa Rosada, where a plaque with the Falkland Islands contour was unveiled together with an inscription underlining the valor of the combatants in their determination to recover the South Atlantic Islands.
Tens of thousands of Argentines jammed streets in the capital Buenos Aires and other cities on Saturday to show support for conservative President Mauricio Macri, who is facing a tough fight heading into general elections in October in a country beset with economic challenges.
An armed man was arrested in the Casa Rosada, Argentina’s presidential office, who tried to enter on the grounds that he had an audience with President Mauricio Macri. The suspect was carrying a box with a Magnum 44 Taurus revolver and was arrested by the Military House before entering the building, according to information from the Government office in Buenos Aires.
Contrasting and controversial political ads for the Argentine presidential election next October have emerged allegedly launched by Mauricio Macri's advisory team, and they have caused quite a surprise when not a stir. The idea is to promote public works and investments undertaken by the Macri administration despite the virulent criticism of current policies.