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Tucumán: Several Injured After Police Suppress Protest

Several people received injuries from rubber bullets and tear gas after police violently suppressed a protest in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán last night.

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FPV Wins Tucumán Election Amid Controversy

Frente Para la Victoria (FPV) candidate and former health minister, Juan Manzur, was elected governor of Tucumán yesterday with 54,42% of the votes, followed by Acuerdo Para el Bicentenario’s José Cano who obtained 40,76% of the votes.

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ArBus Announces New Service to Ezeiza Airport

State-run airport shuttle service ArBus has announced that it will be launching a new route to Ezeiza International airport from October.

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Córdoba: High Court Ratifies Ban on Open-Pit Mining

The High Court of Córdoba (TSJ) today ruled that a the provincial-wide ban on open pit mining was constitutional, thereby rejecting an appeal by mining and nuclear energy companies.

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Historic Presidential Debate Confirmed for 4th October

Argentina is set to hold its first ever presidential debate on 4th October at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) law faculty.

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Scioli Takes Comfortable Lead in Presidential Primaries

Scioli Takes Comfortable Lead in Presidential Primaries

Frente para la Victoria’s Daniel Scioli won 37.9% in yesterday’s primary elections, ahead of the Cambiemos and UNA coalitions.

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Civil Code Reform: Has Argentina Privatised Access to its Rivers?

Civil Code Reform: Has Argentina Privatised Access to its Rivers?

Environmental groups say changes to regulations governing the use of land bordering navigable rivers and canals take away the public right to access these bodies of water.

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President Fernández Diagnosed With Laryngitis

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has suspended her agenda for the next 48 hours after being diagnosed with acute laryngitis.

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The Privatisation of Seeds

The Privatisation of Seeds

Research from Vía Campesina and GRAIN shows how corporations are moving forward towards controlling the exchange of seeds. Darío Aranda reports.

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Horacio Rodríguez Larreta Elected Mayor of Buenos Aires

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta Elected Mayor of Buenos Aires

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, from PRO, won the Buenos Aires City mayoral election by 51,64% of the vote against 48,36% of his second-round rival, ECO’s Martín Lousteau.

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