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Accusations Fly after Shootout at Razed Villa Papa Francisco Site

The Buenos Aires government has accused the Federal Police and National Gendarmerie of failing to respond to calls for help made by the city’s metropolitan police force during a shootout in Villa Lugano this weekend.

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NGOs Demand Government Intervention in Salta Deforestation

On Friday, environmental organisations and various politicians from different parties presented a bill in congress, asking that the national Environment Secretary intervene to stop the deforestation in the northern province of Salta

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Marches, Roadblocks Cause Transport Chaos Ahead of General Strike

A series of roadblocks and marches have caused transport chaos today in parts of Buenos Aires and its surrounding areas.

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Vulture Funds: Exchange Bondholders Sue Bank of New York

A number of exchange bondholders filed a lawsuit against the Bank of New York Mellon (BoNY) in London for not releasing the interest payment the Argentine government deposited in their New York branch and which was blocked by Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling.

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Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo Find 115th Missing Grandchild

Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo announced on Friday the identity of the 115th recovered grandchild, the granddaughter of one of the organisation’s founder.

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President Presents Bill to Pay Bondholders Under Local Law

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has announced plans for a debt swap to bring its dollar bonds under domestic law and circumvent the US court ruling preventing credit payments.

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Wichi Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike in Formosa Jail

Four Wichi brothers, who have been imprisoned in Formosa since the end of July, began a hunger strike on Friday demanding their rights be met and they be freed from prison.

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Government Sues Company Under Anti-Terrorism Law

In a televised speech last night, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the government sued printing company Donnelley, which filed for bankruptcy on Friday, under the anti-terrorism law.

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Hundreds Protest Closure of Buenos Aires Cultural Spaces

Under the slogan “Culture is not for Closure”, dozens of artists, organisations, and cultural spaces protested in front of the Buenos Aires city government’s Ministry of Culture on Av. de Mayo yesterday evening.

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Swiss Man Arrested after Freeing Birds from Santiago del Estero Zoo

A Swiss man has been arrested after freeing all of the birds from the San Francisco de Asís zoo in Santiago del Estero, which was due to be shut down.

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