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Tag: Javier Milei

  • Monday, July 22nd 2024 - 08:12 UTC

    Milei wants retirement age of Argentines raised

    People who live up to the age of 90 retire too soon for the Libertarian government

    The Argentine Government of President Javier Milei is reportedly planning to raise the retirement age of women to equate it with that of men, among other initiatives to be brought before Congress in the coming month by the newly-created May Council, a political committee provided for in a presidential decree last week after the “May Pact” signed earlier this month in Tucumán.

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  • Saturday, July 20th 2024 - 12:23 UTC

    Argentine VP's comments said to be a personal view

    Things between  Villarruel and Milei have been mercurial since the beginning of the Libertarian administration

    Argentine Presidential Spokesman Manuel Adorni said Friday that Vice President Victoria Villarruel's posting on X in support of international footballer Enzo Fernández over his controversial video celebrating the Copa America victory with a chant that could be interpreted as homophobic and racist “was an unfortunate comment” that in no way represents the views of Casa Rosada and showed only the Senate Speaker's personal views.

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  • Friday, July 19th 2024 - 10:41 UTC

    Milei's gov't keeps sacking officials as global controversy over football chant mounts

    Garro said and denied saying that Messi should apologize for the controversial chant

    The Argentine Government of President Javier Milei sacked Sports Secretary Julio Garro after the latter said that Lionel Messi should apologize for the controversial chants of the national football team with discriminatory mentions to the ethnicity of France's players and Kylian Mbappé's sexual orientation. He was in fact called “puto” (faggot).

  • Thursday, July 18th 2024 - 09:32 UTC

    Milei underlines 30 years of impunity in AMIA case

    Milei promised a Jewish gathering in Buenos Aires that his government would not be like the others before it

    Argentine President Javier Milei insisted Wednesday that all those who died or were wounded in the July 18, 1994, bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) headquarters were still demanding Justice after “three decades of impunity.” During his appearance at a World Jewish Congress gathering in Buenos Aires, Milei also pledged that, under his administration, a difference would be made compared to previous ones.

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  • Wednesday, July 17th 2024 - 14:14 UTC

    Presidents Peña, Lacalle Pou and Milei convening in Buenos Aires

    Peña and Lacalle will be joining Milei on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the AMIA bombing

    Presidents Santiago Peña of Paraguay and Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay are to convene in Buenos Aires Wednesday to participate alongside Javier Milei in a conference on anti-terrorism which will be their first encounter after the July 8 Mercosur Summit in Asunción Milei skipped to avoid rubbing eyes with Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, whom he dubbed a “corrupt communist” during the 2023 campaign and never apologized. The following day they will join again for the event marking the 30th anniversary of the bombing of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA).

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  • Wednesday, July 17th 2024 - 07:48 UTC

    Brazilian Ambassador returning to BA next week

    Things between Brazil and Argentina are not the same as between Argentina and Spain or Bolivia, Bitelli explained

    Brazil's Ambassador to Buenos Aires Julio Bitelli Tuesday downplayed the importance of the not-so-good relationship between Presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Javier Milei and insisted he would be returning to his post in the Argentine capital next week after being summoned during the weekend for consultations with Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira.

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  • Tuesday, July 16th 2024 - 09:22 UTC

    Brazilian Ambassador to BA summoned by Lula and Vieira

    Bitelli's trip to Brasilia is a message from Lula to Milei

    Argentine President Javier Milei's attitude of speaking his truth at any cost is about to take its toll on the diplomatic front, as confrontations with Brazil and Bolivia flare up with a possible reshaping of the current scenario in the near future.

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  • Tuesday, July 16th 2024 - 08:06 UTC

    Milei taking bold measures regarding intelligence

    Presidential Spokesman Manuel Adorni

    Argentina's Libertarian regime of President Javier announced it would be dissolving the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) and reinstating the State's Intelligence Secretariat (SIDE) which will comprise four departments, all of them reporting directly to the head of state, the Office of the President (OPRA) posted on social media.

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  • Monday, July 15th 2024 - 10:33 UTC

    Argentine President warns of hard times ahead

    Milei announced a new intervention in the currency exchange market to bring down the “blue” dollar by making pesos even scarcer

    Argentine President Javier Milei downplayed this weekend from Sun Valley, Idaho, the importance of the “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar going up in his country. However, he warned of “difficult” weeks to come as his Government starts a new zero-money-issuing phase, which he dubbed “a new upgrade of the monetary policy.”

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  • Friday, July 12th 2024 - 09:33 UTC

    Millei's mileage accruing spree brings him to Idaho

    It is yet to be known whether Argentina's roving president will be attending Sunday's Copa America final in Miami

    Argentine President Javier Milei is on yet another trip to the United States, the third to that country alone since taking office on Dec. 10, 2023. This time around, he is expected to be attending the Allen & Co. annual meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho, bringing together billionaires from the technology and business sectors. Business Insider has described the event beginning Wednesday as “a summer camp for billionaires.”