Argentina's ruling coalition Everybody's Front (Frente de Todos - FdT) finally retained a majority within the Lower House after vote-counting in the province of La Rioja granted it the two seats still in doubt.
Former Argentine president Carlos Menem died at the age of 90 on Sunday in a clinic in Buenos Aires, where he was admitted in December with a urinary tract infection. The president ruled Argentina during a time of short-lived economic stability and he enjoyed an often flamboyant lifestyle.
A former Argentine army chief went on trial Friday for the kidnapping and torture of a father and son during the country's military dictatorship.
A court from the Argentine province of La Rioja ruled in favour of suspending the mining project led by Canadian company Osisko in Famatina until the Glaciers Law is applied in the area.
The Canadian Osisko mining corporation has suspended a gold mining project in Argentina after protests by locals. Osisko said on Tuesday it would put its operation in north-western La Rioja province on hold if it did not get the backing of the local population which has been protesting for weeks.
Argentine authorities suspended Canadian firm Osisko’s open-pit gold mining project in the north-western province of La Rioja amid grassroots protests and considerations of a possible referendum on the whole project.
Former president Carlos Menem who ruled Argentina for ten years running and was re-elected on Sunday as one of three Senators for his home province of La Rioja, said the only post he’s missing to be named for is ‘Pope’.
“This victory belongs to the President (Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner)” said governor elect of the Argentine province of La Rioja, Luis Beder Herrera after he swept with 67% of ballots in Sunday’s election.