Only hours before the different Argentine political parties must register their candidates for the PASO primaries – simultaneous and mandatory – on 12 September, ahead of the midterm election on 14 November, a local public opinion poll has released interesting data on the different leaders and hopefuls, having covered the whole Argentine territory.
Members of the opposition, international NGO’s and several Catholic and Anglican clerics, have criticized Gildo Insfran, the governor of Formosa, and a close political ally of Cristina Kirchner, for treating those who test positive for the coronavirus and their close contacts in an “inhuman” way, forcing them into public isolation centers for over 20 days.
Néstor, in history and in my heart, said Argentine President Alberto Fernández emotionally, along with a video recalling his relationship with his former political mentor, former President Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007) on the tenth anniversary of the former president's surprising death.
Three hundred Argentine journalists have made public a document rejecting claims from Vice-president Cristina Fernandez that several media professionals have colluded in an illicit association to spy on her.
Argentina sketched out its debt restructuring proposal to international creditors on Thursday, involving a three-year grace period, large coupon cuts and a smaller reduction in capital, as it looks to win over bondholders to a deal.
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said on Thursday he doubts that a prosecutor who died two days after accusing former President Cristina Kirchner of a cover-up in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre committed suicide. But he insisted there isn't a shred of proof that Alberto Nisman was murdered, as his family insists.
On Sunday 33.8 million Argentines will vote for a president, for the renewal of the 130 members of the Lower House and a third of the Senate, 24 out of 72. But results should come as no surprise since a majority of the Argentine electorate has zapped to an old déjà vu show, fed up with president Mauricio Macri and his pro-business policies.
A possible victory of opposition candidate Alberto Fernández in Argentina's presidential election on Sunday could put the Mercosur trade bloc at risk, Brazil's right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, said on Wednesday.
With less than ten days for the Argentine presidential election, the catch-all Peronist movement that has dominated the country's political scene for decades managed a family picture with all groupings united in support of the presidential ticket headed by Alberto Fernandez and ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Women dressed as Eva Peron, old political anthems blaring in the streets, flash-mobs with step-perfect choreography - it's all part of the present-day cut and thrust of politics in Buenos Aires.