Wednesday
October 22, 2014

Following president Cristina Kirchner's announcement that a bill to reform the Criminal Procedural Code will be sent to Congress, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the project saying it ‘has achieved a high level of consensus among jurists and scholars.”

Ex Justice Minister León Arslanián praised the reform of the Criminal Procedural Code President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner submitted to Congress saying the new laws will provide people with more security.

Foreigners who are caught committing a crime and who do not have their residency documents in order will be deported according to the new Criminal Procedural Code that President Kirchner yesterday said the Executive will be sending to Congress today.

• CFK sends new Criminal Code to Congress • 'Code will be an efficient tool to fight crime’

About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader today to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.

Jorge Capitanich will brief the Senate today, the chief of ministers himself confirmed earlier in his daily press briefing at the government house.

US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea and said Washington is willing to resume talks with Pyongyang if it takes steps towards de-nuclearisation.

• N. Korea unexpectedly frees Jeffrey Fowle

By Federico Poore

Opposition representatives at the AFSCA media watchdog board of directors yesterday said department head Martín Sabbatella had taken extreme measures against the Clarín Group based on unproven claims and called on him to reconsider the forced divestment of the country’s largest conglomerate.

By Ignacio Portes

The widespread use of fraudulent invoicing to conceal all kinds of illicit activity — ranging from tax evasion to cover-ups for unregistered work and a wide variety of improper payments — has come to light after AFIP tax bureau published a large list of companies involved in this illegal practice.

Marks latest move that appears to be a challenge to the government

Supreme Court creates group of experts to help probe corruption

By Luciana Bertoia

The most recent resolutions out of the Supreme Court appear to have an unifying theme: a general tone of opposition to the Executive.

By Katrina Vanden Heuvel

With two weeks to go until the midterms, and with polls pointing to the prospect that Republicans could take control of the Senate, the stakes are high — not just for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but for the United States.

The committees of Constitutional Affairs, Energy and Budget have cleared the hydrocarbons bill for debate in the Lower House, even though a new plenary will be held on Thursday to further discuss the project, which has already been approved by the Senate.

Government-allied lawmakers have officially entered into the Lower House a bill which will change part of the electoral process, ahead of the 2015 vote. Congress committees will now discuss the initiative.

Pope Francis will travel to Turkey next month, the Vatican said today, his first visit to the predominantly Muslim country which has become a refuge for Christians fleeing persecution by Islamic State militants in neighbouring Syria and in Iraq.

Energy ministers of Russia and Ukriane were meeting in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union's energy commissioner, aiming to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies.

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will finally travel to Chaco province on Thursday evening, Cabinet sources confirmed to ámbito.com. Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich had anounced earlier today that the visit had been suspended.

Bank clerks went on strike demanding an increase in the income tax floor and threatened with a 48-hour strike next month if their demands continue to go unanswered. Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s refusal of a tax floor raise.

By Fermín Koop

In the most important raid of the last few months — and the first since Alejandro Vanoli took over leadership of the Central Bank — officials raided 12 trading houses consisting of both legal and illegal exchange houses and credit unions in Buenos Aires City and La Plata to verify their compliance with current regulations on foreign exchange and financial matters.

• US dollar, informal rate advance

The so called “blue” dollar fell back by two cents to 14.68 pesos amid growing fear after the Central Bank carried out its most important raid of the last few months against trading houses and credit unions yesterday. The blue-chip swap in its turn plunged 20 cents to 14.62 pesos following yesterday’s 25-cent drop.

French oil major Total today appointed refining head Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive and former CEO Thierry Desmarest as non-executive chairman.

US stocks opened slightly higher today, with buyers largely taking a pause following the biggest four-day rally for the S&P 500 since January 2013.

Brazil’s stocks and currency dropped for a second straight session yesterday after opinion polls showed a that President Dilma Rousseff had taken a lead over market-favourite candidate Aécio Neves ahead of Sunday’s presidential elections.

Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead again in a new poll ahead of Brazil's presidential election and she appears to be the favourite to win Sunday's runoff although the vote is still too close to call.

• Markets plunge after Rousseff revival

The United States has ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.

One of two Canadian soldiers run down by a car driven by a suspected Islamic militant has died, police said, the first such incident in Canada since the country joined the fight against Islamic State militants.

Neymar and Messi guide Barca to victory over Ajax

Neymar and Lionel Messi maintained their lethal partnership with a goal apiece as Barcelona swept aside Ajax 3-1 in the Champions League, while Bayern Munich were in frightening form as they destroyed Roma 7-1 with five goals in the first half.

Leonardo Mayer's aspirations in the ATP Valencia Open were short-lived, as the Argentine fell to Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the first round to ensure the home favourite joined compatriots Feliciano López and Tommy Robredo in the next phase.

A 78-year-old woman suffered a cardiac arrest and died today after the ambulance that was on its way to assist her was intercepted and stolen by two criminals driving a motorcycle – known here as “motochorros”.

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, ending a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world.





A plane carrying some 50 Cuban doctors and nurses has arrived in Liberia to help treat victims of Ebola in the West African country, where a US military mission is also deploying to fight the deadly virus.

The Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid while caring for a priest who later died of the virus has been cleared of the deadly disease after testing negative two times in a row, doctors said on Tuesday.

• Nigeria declared 'Ebola-free'

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By Lucy P. Marcus

Apple’s new watch keeps track of your health. Google Now gathers the information needed to compute the ideal time for you to leave for the airport. Amazon tells you the books you want, the groceries you need, the films you will like — and sells you the tablet that enables you to order them and more.


Pictures seem to have replaced proposals on the campaign trail as contenders take photos with each other in moves that appear to be thinly veiled messages to a certain percentage of the electorate.

By Robert G. Kaiser

Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers, died yesterday at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93.

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