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Salta: Governor Urtubey Wins Primary Election

Salta Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey came ahead in his provinces’s open, simultaneous, and mandatory primaries (PASO), obtaining 47% of the vote against runner up Juan Carlos Romero with 33%.

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Nisman Case: Judge Ratifies Prosecutor Viviana Fein

The judge in charge of the Nisman case has ratified Viviana Fein in her role as the prosecutor leading the investigation. Fein had been recused by one of the plaintiffs.

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Ex-Economy Minister Given Suspended Prison Sentence

Former economy minister Felisa Miceli was handed a three-year suspended prison sentence yesterday, after being found guilty of illicit financial activity while in office.

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General Strike Called for Tuesday

A general strike has been called for Tuesday 31st March. The 24-hour strike, which will begin at midnight today, was originally announced by the transport workers’ unions, and will be joined by the opposition factions of the two umbrella unions, CGT and CTA.

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Wichí Protest Violently Supressed in Formosa

A protest by a Wichí indigenous community in Ingeniero Juárez, Formosa, was violently suppressed yesterday evening. The community had already denounced the violent actions of police on Monday.

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AMIA Case: Appeals Court Rejects Case Against President

The Federal Appeals Chamber dismissed today the case against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner over an alleged plan to cover-up Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community centre. The case had already been rejected by first instance judge Daniel Rafecas.

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Seeking Justice for Ismael Sosa

Seeking Justice for Ismael Sosa

Sofía Sordo from Hecho en Buenos Aires spoke with Ismael Sosa’s mother and brother as they demand justice over the young man’s murder in Córdoba earlier this year.

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Ten Dead as Plane Explodes leaving Punta del Este

Nine Argentines and one Portuguese woman have been killed after a light aircraft exploded shortly after taking off from Punta del Este in Uruguay last night

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New Consumer Protection System Goes into Effect

A new series of measures that were approved last year to improve consumer rights came into effect today.

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UCR and PRO Form Alliance Ahead of Elections

The Unión Cívica Radical (UCR) National Convention voted in favour of forming an alliance with PRO ahead of the October presidential election.

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