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Santa Cruz Police on Strike

Police officers in the cities of Caleta Olivia and Río Gallegos, in the southern province of Santa Cruz, have been on strike for over 24 hours. They are demanding a 25% salary increase.

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Argentina Begins Currency Swap with China

The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) received yesterday the equivalent of US$814m in Chinese yuan, as part of a currency swap agreed with the Asian country in July.

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Supreme Court Judge Eugenio Zaffaroni Resigns

Supreme Court Judge Eugenio Rául Zaffaroni has submitted his resignation letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, effective 31st December.

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Government Presents New Bill to Regulate Telecoms Sector

The government yesterday announced that it would present Congress with a new bill to regulate the country’s telecommunications sector in order to encourage competition and enforce minimum service requirements.

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Cuba: UN Again Votes in Favour of Ending US Embargo

For the 23rd consecutive year, the UN has voted overwhelmingly in favour of ending the US embargo on Cuba.

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Introducing The New Indy Mobile App

Introducing The New Indy Mobile App

We are delighted to present you with our new mobile app, allowing you to read The Argentina Independent on your Android phone or tablet, wherever you are.

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Rousseff Wins Narrow Re-election: What Next for Brazil and Latin America?

Rousseff Wins Narrow Re-election: What Next for Brazil and Latin America?

Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for a second term after a nail biting presidential run-off. Celina Andreassi and Marc Rogers look at what this means for politics in Brazil and the wider region.

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Uruguay Election: Vazquez To Face Lacalle in Presidential Run-Off

Former president Tabaré Vázquez, of the governing Frente Amplio, came ahead in yesterday’s presidential election in Uruguay, with 47.17% of the vote. He will face Partido Nacional’s Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou, who came second with 30.55%, in a second round next month.

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Major Fossil Bed Discovered in San Juan ‘Pre-Dates’ Dinosaurs

Scientists have discovered an extensive collection of microfossils more than 200 million years old in the province on San Juan.

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Chaco: New National Park Created in El Impenetrable

A new national park has been created in El Impenetrable forest in Chaco. The 128,000-hectare reserve will protect native forest as well as endangered animal species such as the yaguareté, tatú carreta, and crowned solitary eagle.

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