We all know the administration of City of Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta doesn’t like Uber. It has not wasted a single opportunity to side with taxi drivers and their mafia-like union whenever possible. But now, the whole ridiculous fight has reached a new level of ridiculousness as its determination to take down the global application no matter what, now includes the ridiculous suggestion that drivers using the app should be sent to prison. All the regulation may have made it more difficult for Uber to operate since it first launched services in April. The chamber said the app would automatically bankrupt small taxi companies and nationalize taxi services.
September 09, 2016 14:48 UTC
But, after more than eight months since the new government took office, the investment boom has yet to arrive. And they haven’t been able to clear the doubts that still exist regarding the possibilities to solve the inherited macroeconomic imbalances. The relative scarcity of investments during the first half of the year led the government to recalculate its strategy for the economy to grow again in the short term. What is the recipe for sustainable growth in the investment flows, in particular, and in the GDP, in general? From a social point of view, the common factor is the presence of social majorities with a shared vision around basic concepts (what kind of country/society do we want be?)
September 09, 2016 11:59 UTC
Given that this incident has once again raised the issue of self-defense, we must outline its requirements and limits. Indeed, the penal code refers to the “defense of the person or his rights,” which leaves no doubt this includes his personal property. The condition required by law for that defense to be lawful is that, when suffering an attack, one employ rational means to prevent or repel it. There is no such thing as property that is considered worthy of being defended at the cost of the robber’s life, and property that is not. The law, as we saw, is clear in that it allows the defense of any property leaving aside, obviously, trivial objects or those of very little value.
September 09, 2016 11:48 UTC
Shed your acquired hibernation habits, and go out into the bright new world for a weekend lineup that will not disappoint. The sixth edition of the International Festival Cartón is in full swing, and is bringing Buenos Aires the latest and greatest in Cutout Animation. Check out the best our richly cultured neighbor has to offer at the latest installment of Buenos Aires Celebra. Get to the meeting point at Casa Bais at 1:30 PM to travel to the northern wonderland without ever leaving Buenos Aires. Teatro Konex (Sarmiento 3131)MUSIC: La Bomba del Tiempo is throwing their own 10th birthday party and you’re invited!
September 09, 2016 03:45 UTC
5 of San Martín, presided over by Judge Alfredo Ruíz Paz, also sentenced the Air Force chief’s subordinate during the last military dictatorship (1976-1983). Patricia Roisinblit was pregnant when she, Perez Rojo, and their 15-month-old daughter were taken to a clandestine intelligence detention centre in the Greater Buenos Aires district of Morón. It was there that Patricia gave birth to a baby boy, Guillermo Pérez Roisinblit, who was snatched by Gómez. Guillermo was the first missing grandchild found to have been illegally adopted by a member of the Air Force, part of a systemic campaign of stolen identities later uncovered. During the trial, Amalia María Larralde, Mónica Lewin and Nilda Actis de Goretta gave key testimonies of how they were held in captivity at the ESMA with Patricia Roisinblit.
Source:Bueno Aires Herald
September 09, 2016 03:11 UTC
A law passed by Congress forbids oil exploration off the Malvinas without express authorization from the Argentine government. She also said President Mauricio Macri’s administration is willing to discuss allowing airlines to use Argentina’s airspace to get to the islands if at least some flights leave from Buenos Aires. Regardless of specifics, Malcorra said the one thing the Macri administration is clear on is that it wants to soften the tone on Malvinas. “Our claim to the Malvinas will be sustained, but as part of the approach of a good neighbour.”While negotiations continue, respect is key. Read more: Malcorra Urges UK To Renew Malvinas Negotiations With Argentina
September 08, 2016 21:45 UTC
We already knew that August was going to have a low inflation rate — ministers said they expected it to be less than 1 percent. Now government sources tell La Nación the government is estimating the inflation rate for last month was actually close to zero. Since the price of services are a component when calculating inflation, the fact that the gas hikes did not come into effect means that the increase was not included in the overall inflation rate. And while we’re still getting used to the idea that maybe there was no inflation, another word has also been making the rounds lately: deflation. Thus, in the same way that August’s inflation rate may be a lot lower than expected (the same goes for September), the inflation rate for October will probably be back to a more normal rate.
September 08, 2016 21:22 UTC
Media outlets in Argentina were thrown into a tizzy today about a supposed talk given by a political party allied with former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner that apparently taught high school kids how to perform abortions. “Carlos Pellegrini high school encouraged the usage of abortive pills,” reads a headline from Clarín, while La Nación claims that organizers were actually seeking students to support their stance: “the public repercussion from the talk raised alarm bells within the high school,” the article said. Many outlets used a featured image a leaflet promoting talks organized by Nuevo Encuentro that do teach how to perform an abortion using pills. However, they forgot to mention these talks are held in the party’s offices and that the debate held at Carlos Pellegrini was about decriminalization. It is a high school that is hard to get into and is traditionally very politicized.
September 08, 2016 20:26 UTC
Hundreds of Magallenic Penguins have started to arrive to Chubut along Argentina’s Atlantic Coast after having migrated to two wildlife reserves, Punta Tombo and Cabo Dos Bahías. The protected area of Punta Tombo is home to over a million penguins during the peak of mating season. Magallenic Penguins are known for their friendly and amiable nature, allowing tourists to take pictures and come up closely. The first penguins to arrive to the area are the males, who start things off by setting up their nests. Tourists will have limited access at Punta Tombo in order to preserve and help lower the levels of disruption for the area’s natural wildlife.
September 08, 2016 19:30 UTC
As 2,000 people tried to enjoy wine and salmon canapés at the Independence Day festivities in the official residence of the Brazilian ambassador in the City of Buenos Aires, a small group of protesters tried to interrupt the party. “Out with Temer,” the protesters chanted, in reference to Michel Temer, who was sworn into office last week. The protesters are part of a movement calling itself Passarinho that is behind most of the protests that have taken place in Buenos Aires against the impeachment. Michel Temer is scheduled to come to Buenos Aires on October 3. What that means for Temer’s visit to Buenos Aires remains to be seen.
September 08, 2016 19:07 UTC
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a massive train station underneath the Obelisco. Well, by far the biggest thing is a massive underground structure in which all train lines will meet in a huge train station underneath the Obelisco. But let’s be honest, that all sounds really boring when compared to a massive station under the Obelisco. But this massive station won’t just be about trains. The first step will be launched this month when work will begin on the underground station of Constitution.
September 08, 2016 17:37 UTC
Gonzalo Valverde says he was beaten up in downtown Córdoba City in the early morning hours of Saturday after disclosing his sexuality. “Early this morning I was a victim of a clearly homophobic attack in the middle of downtown Córdoba. Valverde, who is an activist in the Socialist Workers Party, wrote about the attack in more detailed statement the following morning, in a piece for La Izquierda Diario. Politician Pedro Robledo, for example, said he received similar treatment from hospital staff when he was beaten up outside a party in San Isidro in 2013. The Socialist Worker’s Party (PTS) is helping to organize the protest while the event page on Facebook declares: “our liberty will be conquered by our own actions, it will not come from any government.”
September 08, 2016 16:57 UTC
For the very first time, work from the one of the most influential geometric abstract artists, Kazimir Malevich, is coming to Argentina. The Proa Foundation’s Eugenia Petrova is curating a retrospective for the museum working hand in hand with the State Russian Museum. He was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the founder of the avant-garde Suprematist Movement. In this, the opens the road to abstract art reducing pictorial language into stripped down shapes building his imagery with circles, squares and crosses. The exhibition will also include many specialists of 20th and 21th century art, the seminar ´Kazimir Malevich in Context´ is especially noteworthy.
September 08, 2016 15:33 UTC
It seems Argentina’s vice presidents can’t catch a break. First Cristina Fernández de Kirchner selected a vice president that many then qualified as a traitor for voting against the government, then in her second term, she chose someone who ended up being involved in all sorts of legal trouble. And now, Vice President Gabriela Michetti, has come under judicial scrutiny almost immediately after taking office. Michetti is now on the defensive, coming under fire for alleged irregularities in the foundation she presided, the SUMA Foundation. Michetti: Nothing to see hereThe vice president has been adamant all along that there is nothing fishy going on.
September 08, 2016 15:00 UTC
Judges have ordered the closure of the Atrasina chemicals plant in San Nicolás, a city located in the northern end of Buenos Aires province. The plant is owned by the North American multinational Atanor, Argentina’s second-largest producer of the controversial herbicide glyphosate. In the first official recognition of the firm’s wrongdoings, Judge Facundo Puente ordered the preventive closure of the plant. During a raid last week, court officials found the plant was not compliant with environmental regulations on waste disposal. Judge Facundo Puente gave local police powers to investigate the plant after it ignored a previous injunction to change its waste disposal policy.
September 08, 2016 14:48 UTC