What we learned this week: November 14 to 21
21-11-2020 10:44 The most important stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
21-11-2020 10:44 The most important stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
21-11-2020 10:06 Tax expert warns bill to impose one-off levy on assets of rich could eventually hit as many as 30,000 people, depending on exchange rate at time it becomes law.
21-11-2020 09:59 President Alberto Fernández sends bill to Congress seeking to legalise abortion in first 14 weeks of pregnancy, firing the starting pistol on another epic legislative showdown.
21-11-2020 09:53 After more than a decade of demonstrations, pro-choice activists feel that 2020 might finally be there year.
21-11-2020 09:44 President Alberto Fernández’s complete message to the nation.
21-11-2020 09:02 After marathon debate, Chamber of Deputies approves bill drawn up by Máximo Kirchner that bans repurposing of fire-affected land.
19-11-2020 02:05 Lawmakers in Argentina’s lower house approve move to introduce one-off levy affecting those with largest fortunes. Bill, which Peronist lawmakers hope will raise US$3 billion, now goes to Senate.
18-11-2020 00:50 Argentina’s lower house is expected to approve a bill to introduce a one-off capital levy on more than 9,000 of the country’s wealthiest citizens on Wednesday morning.
17-11-2020 17:36 President Alberto Fernández said Tuesday that his government had sent a bill to legalise abortion to Congress, firing the starting gun on what is likely to be another epic legislative showdown.
11-11-2020 01:43 Legal & Technical Secretary Vilma Ibarra confirms that bill will be sent to Congress this month, with debate to take place in extraordinary sessions.
31-10-2020 14:49 President Alberto Fernández has confirmed that he will send a bill to legalise abortion in Argentina to Congress imminently. Here’s how the numbers shape up ahead in the upper house of an era-defining vote.
31-10-2020 09:15 Campaigners for the legalisation of abortion call on supporters to paint Argentina green; President Alberto Fernández says bill is on the way.
28-10-2020 22:40 President Alberto Fernández is preparing his government to send a bill to allow the voluntary interruption of pregnancy to Argentina’s lower house before the end of the year. Inside Congress, however, the countdown has already begun.
27-10-2020 17:14 Peronist leader says in an interview that his government is putting the final touches to a bill to legalise abortion and that it would soon be sent to Congress.
14-10-2020 17:38 Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared himself disappointed in the progress of post-Brexit trade talks Wednesday, but he will wait for news from an EU summit before deciding whether to pull the plug.
27-09-2020 22:06 Activists from Amnesty International stage unusual protest outside National Congress building, as part of a publicity campaign renewing their demand for free, legal and safe abortion in Argentina.
30-08-2020 16:55 Government’s proposed ‘wealth tax’ bill heads to Congress. President Fernández seeks to bring in 300 billion pesos in tax revenue through one-time levy on wealthiest citizens.
29-08-2020 08:46 Military coups are a thing of the past, but presidents struggling to finish their mandates are not.
28-08-2020 18:04 Controversial proposal, which the opposition strongly rejects, passes to the Chamber of Deputies after early Friday morning vote along strict party lines.
22-08-2020 09:53 Juntos por el Cambio calls on Fernández administration to withdraw its judicial reform bill, which is set to enter Congress next week.
21-08-2020 00:17 Demonstrators to stage new rally marching on Congress on August 26 in protest of the government’s judicial reform bill.
18-08-2020 23:15 Seeking to build on the momentum of 17A anti-government rally, Juntos por el Cambio calls on government to withdraw its judicial reform bill.
14-08-2020 01:00 Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero says bill to legalise abortion in Argentina will not be presented to Congress this year, blaming the coronavirus pandemic.
10-08-2020 16:39 Casa Rosada wants Buenos Aires Province to be the first to resolve debt restructuring talks, according to sources, denying creditors chance to demand better conditions.
01-08-2020 10:04 The judicial reform bill will truly test the ruling coalition's capacity for the first time since President Fernández took office late last year.
01-08-2020 09:49 Senate grants passage to legislation laying down rules for workers and employers in post-pandemic future , mostly along party lines.
01-08-2020 09:42 Economy minister says government is “assessing all options,” with talks at an impasse as August 4 deadline nears.
01-08-2020 09:07 The judicial reform bill announced this week suffers all the problems of Caesar’s wife – it must not only be honourable but seen to be so, a challenge which neither its context nor origin nor timing favour.
31-07-2020 19:05 Unanimous approval did not exclude acrimonious debate in which each side blamed the other for the increase in debt.
30-07-2020 01:55 President announces he will send a bill to Congress to reform federal justice system. Proposes merging federal courts for criminal and corporate law while increasing their number, thus diluting the power of the current 12 benches in Comodoro Py.
20-07-2020 10:35 Legal & Technical secretary Vilmar Ibarra is one of President Alberto Fernández's most trusted officials. In an interview, she discusses the relationships within the ruling Frente de Todos coalition, judicial reform and the potential legalisation of abortion in Argentina.
15-07-2020 23:34 Unidentified hackers spark chaos after breaking into Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians, celebrities and major companies in an apparent Bitcoin scam.
23-05-2020 08:04 Health secretary under Perón set to be featured on new banknote, but local Jewish community leaders express anger given his historic links to Nazi Danish doctor Carl Peter Vaernet.
13-05-2020 18:28 Agustín Pichot is to resign from the World Rugby Council following his narrow defeat to Bill Beaumont for the chairmanship of the sport's governing body.
05-05-2020 16:30 Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner chooses May 13 for the year’s first Senate session, following negotiations with the opposition over the rules for virtual procedure.
03-05-2020 09:11 Former England captain will lead World Rugby for another four years after being re-elected on Saturday, beating ex-Pumas skipper Agustín Pichot with a first-round majority.
28-04-2020 18:13 Voting for World Rugby's next chairman opened Monday, with incumbent 68-year-old former England captain Bill Beaumont facing competition from ex-Pumas skipper Agustín Pichot.
24-04-2020 17:08 Proposal by Argentina’s largest province to restructure US$7 billion of international debt draws immediate criticism from analysts.
15-04-2020 00:07 The tax will apply "to around 200 people and some 200 companies with the biggest invoicing,” Frente de Todos lawmaker Hugo Yasky told Radio Con Vos.
12-04-2020 14:15 "This is a critical election at a critical time for Rugby." the ex-Argentina star said in a tweet announcing he would challenge England's Bill Beaumont for the post.
05-03-2020 07:00 In his first speech to Congress upon the arrival of a new legislative session, Alberto Fernández vowed to begin a project to legalise abortion in the coming weeks. Campaigners on both sides are preparing for another showdown.
27-02-2020 17:14 Time's up for Mr San Martín: 5 peso bill goes out of circulation this Sunday, February 29, Central Bank confirms.
22-02-2020 09:53 ‘19F’ rally brings tens of thousands of demonstrators to streets. Legislative battle lies ahead, with government set to present abortion reform bill to Congress on March 1.
05-02-2020 13:47 In the US History, only Andrew Johnson in 1868, Bill Clinton in 1998 and now Donald Trump have faced Senate impeachment trials. However, while this destitution process has been a scarce and historic event, it is not nearly as rare as it was nowadays.
29-01-2020 16:46 Lawmakers in lower house Chamber of Deputies back bill to restructure the country's external public debt during special session. It will head to the Senate next week.
14-01-2020 08:06 Axel Kicillof's provincial government asks bondholders of its 2021 notes to delay a principal payment due later this month, as national government's talks with creditors gear up.
09-01-2020 15:28 Buenos Aires Province governor makes remarks after provincial legislature gives final approval to his tax reform package – but only after opposition senators amended original bill.
22-12-2019 22:29 President will now have more authority to negotiate with creditors, raise worker salaries and hike taxes. Government secured passage with concessions including lower export taxes on oil, gas and mining, and tax relief for small farmers.
21-12-2019 09:13 Sweeping legislative package will include imposing tax increases on sectors of the upper and middle classes, as well as providing tax incentives for production and tax benefits to the most impoverished.