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  • Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 17:38 UTC

    Javier Milei plans to give a “prominent role” to Mauricio Macri in his future government

    Macri has approached the libertarian candidate, who often voices discontent with the political class, seeing them all, including the former President, as part of the same “caste.”

    The libertarian Javier Milei, the most voted presidential candidate in the last Primary, Open, Simultaneous and Mandatory (PASO) elections in Argentina, with about 30.90% of the votes, ratified that he maintains a strong dialogue with former President Mauricio Macri. So much so that he plans to offer him “a prominent role” if he were elected as the next national president, as he expressed in radio statements this week.

  • Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    IMF holds talks with Argentina's opposition economists

    For the IMF the meetings were one of the Fund's regular and routine contacts with “a wide range of political and economic references”

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) specialists Friday held separate video conferences with economic teams from Argentina's two main contenders for the Oct. 22 presidential elections: La Libertad Avanza (LLA) and Juntos por el Cambio (JxC).

  • Thursday, August 17th 2023 - 11:46 UTC

    “Blue” dollar rises AR$ 50 in one day

    When will the “blue” dollar stop increase after the PASO elections?

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar reached a new all-time-high Wednesday in Argentina and closed at AR$ 780 after hitting AR$ 800 at some point during the day, it was reported in Buenos Aires. On Tuesday it traded at AR$ 730 after Monday's 22% devaluation which drove it from AR$ 600 on Friday. It traded at AR$346 at the end of 2022.

  • Thursday, August 17th 2023 - 08:31 UTC

    Milei announces virtual meeting with IMF

    Milei vowed not to “take away the protection of the vulnerable” if elected president

    Argentine presidential hopeful Javier Milei of La Libertad Avanza Wednesday confirmed he would be holding a virtual conference with International Monetary Fund (IMF) authorities on Friday. The single most-voted candidate in last Sunday's Open, Mandatory, and Simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections said he would be joined by his “economic council.”

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2023 - 11:40 UTC

    Milei ready to take over in case of President's early departure from office

    “We have to be prepared for any scenario,” the Economist Milei argued

    Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei, who was the most-voted candidate in Sunday's Open, Mandatory, and Simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections, said he was ready to take over the helm at Casa Rosada at once should President Alberto Fernández and his constitutional successors step down ahead of the Dec. 10 schedule.

  • Monday, August 14th 2023 - 10:58 UTC

    Political earthquake: Libertarian candidate Javier Milei surges ahead in Argentina's elections

    With 61.21% of the voting tables counted, Milei has secured an impressive 32.57% of the votes, defying the pre-election polls and creating shockwaves across the political spectrum.

    The libertarian economist Javier Milei, leading the front “La Libertad Avanza,” (far-right) has emerged as the frontrunner in Argentina's Open, Mandatory, and Simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections, as indicated by the initial provisional scrutiny results released on Sunday.

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:58 UTC

    Argentina: “Blue” dollar still climbing on last working day before PASO elections

    Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa could announce no measures due to the electoral ban

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar climbed AR$ 3 and reached AR$ 605 on the last working day before Sunday's Open, Mandatory, and Simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections in Argentina, it was reported Friday in Buenos Aires. Meanwhile, the official exchange rate closed at AR$ 300.

  • Thursday, August 10th 2023 - 11:37 UTC

    Killing of 11-yr-old girl halts all political rallying in Argentina

    Morena was mugged on her way to school in the morning

    All candidates, presidential or otherwise, have suspended their campaign closing rallies for Sunday's Simultaneous, Open, and Mandatory Primary (PASO) elections after Morena Domínguez, an 11-year-old girl, was killed Wednesday when motorbike robbers took her backpack at 7.20 am on her way to school in Lanús, a municipality in the province of Buenos Aires just south of the Argentine capital.

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Argentina: Milei closes campaign ahead of PASO elections

    Milei argued people needed to vote for him “if we don't want to be the biggest slum in the world”

    Libertarian Deputy Javier Milei closed his campaign for Sunday's Simultaneous, Open, and Mandatory Primary (PASO) presidential elections like a rock star in a packed Buenos Aires indoor 15,000-capacity Movistar Arena, capitalizing on one of Mexican singer Luis Miguel's days off at the venue.

  • Thursday, July 27th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Argentina: No REM report until after PASO elections

    The survey will be published by the BCRA on Aug. 15

    Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) Wednesday postponed the release of its monthly Relevamiento de Expectativas de Mercado (REM) report until after the Aug. 13 Open, Mandatory and Simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections, it was announced in Buenos Aires.