President Mauricio Macri stunned Argentines and markets on Tuesday by naming the head of the congressional opposition as his vice-presidential candidate in October's general election. Miguel Angel Pichetto, a 68-year-old lawyer and Senator from the province of Rio Negro has been a loyal and pragmatic member of the Peronist movement since he started in politics in the early eighties.23 comments
Miguel Angel Pichetto was born in Buenos Aires and moved to the Patagonian province of Río Negro early in his career. He was first elected in 1983 as a Councilor of Sierra Grande, then mayor (85/87) and later a provincial lawmaker.9 comments
Argentina's incumbent President Mauricio Macri has announced Tuesday he chose Senate Majority (and opposition) Leader Miguel Ángel Pichetto as his running mate for this year's elections.13 comments
Argentina ex-president and Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will retain her parliamentary immunity for the rest of the year following the ruling coalition's Senate block failed attempt on Tuesday afternoon to address the issue.
A massive demonstration concentrated in front of Argentina's congress in down town Buenos Aires to demand the removal of ex president and now Senator Cristina Fernandez immunities and the approval of a “dominium extinction” which would force “corrupt politicians” to return stolen money and assets.
Argentine president Mauricio Macri seems to be in the threshold of a new political spring following on the expected results of next Sunday's midterm election when a third of the Senate seats and half the Lower House, plus several governorships will be on dispute.
Argentina's Human Rights Scecretary Claudio Avruj agreed with Senator Pichetto, saying that stronger controls are needed. During the previous administration, people entered the country without a proper background check.
Miguel Angel Pichetto, chairman of the Victory Front (FPV) in the Upper House, said Wednesday that Argentina has always worked “as a social adjustment tool for crime in Bolivia and Peru.”“How much misery can Argentina put up with by receiving poor immigrants?” Pichetto said in a TV interview.
Argentina's largest political movement, almost hegemonic, but currently in the opposition under the name of Justicialista Party (PJ), announced this week a shadow Cabinet, saying they will work hard to return to power after losing last year’s election to President Mauricio Macri.
The Argentine government made official the accord reached with the holdout funds sponsored by a New York federal court, to pay for defaulted bonds in a fifteen year litigation, following the approval of the bill by the Senate. This means Argentina can now look for funds in the international monetary market.