Argentine President Alberto Fernández called off his trip to Johannesburg after learning that his country would not be -at least for now- joining the BRICS (a trade bloc made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) during the ongoing XV Summit, it was reported in Buenos Aires.
He has become the rising (unexpected) star of Argentine politics, after defeating all other presidential hopefuls on Sunday's primary elections. The outspoken economist, promising libertarian changes, Javier Milei managed more than 30% of votes, ahead of the candidates from the two coalitions which were believed to have monopolized Argentine politics in recent decades, the opposition grouping with 27%, and the Kirchnerite incumbent coalition 28%.
A total of 27 tickets have been competing since 8 am local time Sunday in Argentina's Open, Mandatory, and Simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections to decide who may run on Oct. 22 for the Casa Rosada's 2023-2027 term.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday released a video wishing Libertarian presidential candidate Javier Milei good luck for next Sunday's Simultaneous, Open, and Mandatory Primary (PASO) elections in Argentina.
The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar went up again Thursday in Argentina hitting a new all-time high of AR$ 570 at the end of the day as the Aug. 13 Simultaneous, Mandatory, and Open Primary (PASO) presidential elections loom over, it was reported in Buenos Aires.
After Saturday's deadline for registering candidacies, there are only 13 contenders left, one of whom will be Argentina's next president comes Dec. 10.
Mighty Economy Minister Sergio Massa will be a presidential candidate in Argentina's upcoming mandatory, open, and simultaneous primary (PASO) elections on behalf of the ruling Unión por la Patria (UP) front, with Cabinet Chief Agustín Rossi as his running mate, it was announced Friday in Buenos Aires.
Argentina's Security Minister Aníbal Fernández Thursday warned of the consequences of the opposition winning this year's presidential elections and foresaw “streets full of blood and dead people” should either Patricia Bullrich or Javier Milei reach Casa Rosada.
Contrary to expectations, the unofficial exchange rate between the Argentine peso and the US dollar remained somewhat stable Monday following the ruling party's overall loss at Sunday's mid-term elections.
The administration of Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday reached an agreement with meat producers to keep the retail price of popular cuts unchanged.