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Macri’s G-20 summit showcase in Argentina now mired in social unrest

BUENOS AIRES — For President Mauricio Macri, this weekend’s Group of 20 summit was supposed to showcase a confident, booming Argentina, re-energized by his pro-market policies that put the country’s longtime economic and political dysfunction in the rearview mirror. France’s President Emmanuel Macron, right, and...

Saudi Prince arrives in Argentina for G-20 Summit

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman arrived in Buenos Aires at around 7 am on Wednesday and, thus, became the first international dignatary to touch Argentine soil for the G-20 Summit. Other world leaders due in Buenos Aires by Wednesday evening are France's President...

Argentines Line up to Quit Catholic Church

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Hundreds of people gathered in Buenos Aires Saturday to oppose the influence of religion on Argentine politics and encourage people to quit the Roman Catholic Church in the wake of a Senate vote not to legalize some abortions. The event, called “Collective...

Protests in Argentina Over Rejected Abortion Bill Led to 8 Detentions – Reports

Eight people were detained on Thursday during the protests in Buenos Aires that erupted after the Argentinian upper house declined a bill that would have legalized abortions during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, the Nacion newspaper reported, citing sources in the security forces. The...

United States Vice President Pence Plans Trip To Latin America

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced earlier this month that he will tour some Latin American cities throughout the month of August. The five stops will include Panama City, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Cartagena, and Bogotá. The stop scheduled for the Argentinian capital is...

Buenos Aires, the “Smartest” City in Latin America

The Modernization, Innovation, and Technology minister Andy Freire, celebrated the acknowledgement of Buenos Aires as “the smartest city” in Latin America. The award was given and certified by the Madrid Business Institute (Instituto Empresa de Madrid). The Buenos Aires’ politician highlighted that that the Intelligent...

Men Who Commit Femicide Lose Rights Over Their Children in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (IPS) - In January 2008, Rosana Galliano was shot to death in Exaltación de la Cruz, a rural municipality 80 km from Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. Her ex-husband, José Arce, who was sentenced to life in prison, had hired hitmen to kill...

Argentina Officials Raid Uber Offices

(Q24N) Uber’s offices across Buenos Aires faced heavy raids last week, a measure taken in response to pressure from taxi unions, many officials claim. “They were allies when we won the city elections, we can not fight with them,” a congresswoman from the ruling party...

Soup Kitchens in Argentina due to Social Emergency

Q24N - Buenos Aires, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean organization ''Barrios de Pie'' (Neighborhoods on their Feet) will head today in several parts of the country a protest with the opening of soup kitchens to demand the urgent implementation of the law of Social...

Uber’s Food Delivery Service to Debut in Argentina in 2017

(Q24N) General Manager of Uber Argentina Mariano Otero said that the company plans to penetrate the food delivery service market in 2017. “It is part of our plan for 2017,” he said. “Uber has many products and in Argentina. So far we are only working...

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