Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) has been reportedly pressing Economy Minister Silvina Batakis to move forward with a proposal to create the so-called Basic Universal Wage (BUW), as a way out of the current scheme of handouts in the form of endless unemployment subsidies.
Argentina's newly-appointed Economy Minister Silvina Batakis Wednesday insisted the country needed a more efficient agricultural productivity and the ensuing liquidation of assets through the official currency exchange scheme to add to the Treasury's coffers.
In a defiant speech before the Legislative that launched the campaign for the October midterm elections, Argentine president Alberto Fernandez on Monday opened the 139th Congressional period of ordinary sessions with a barrage of attacks on the opposition, Judiciary, media and the concentrated economic powers.
Thousands of Argentines flying the national colors on Monday took to the streets across the country's main cities to protest against the government of President Alberto Fernandez and his policies, which after over 200 days of quarantine/isolation have been unable to contain the pandemic, left the economy in shatters and threaten democratic institutions.
Argentine vice-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner insisted in her criticism of the IMF for the alleged violation of its statutes by awarding the previous Argentine administration of president Mauricio Macri a disproportionate credit, despite the fact the Fund rejected the accusation and ratified that no debt shaving is possible under its rules.
Argentina's new president Alberto Fernández highlighted Tuesday in his opening speech that his country needs to get back on its feet before anything else after four years of inadequate management by his predecessor Mauricio Macri, as he launched a series of proposals to bounce back from recession and social fracture.
Argentine president Alberto Fernández announced support for Mercosur and anticipated a joint ambitious all embracing agenda with Brazil, based on shared fraternal history and which he underlined is far beyond any personal difference of current rulers.
Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner arrived in court on Monday to give evidence in a corruption trial in which she is charged with diverting public funds, just a week before she returns to the country's government as vice president.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri conceded defeat in Sunday's presidential election, congratulating rival Alberto Fernandez on winning the election.
President Mauricio Macri suffered a crushing defeat as Argentines voted in party primaries on Sunday ahead of October's general election. Given that all of the recession-hit country's major parties have already chosen their presidential candidates, the primaries effectively served as a nationwide pre-election opinion poll.