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Boudou Prosecuted for Illegally Accepting Gifts in Office

This afternoon, Federal Judge Norberto Oyarbide prosecuted the former vice president, Amado Boudou, for receiving gifts more than four years ago.

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Government to Call Extraordinary Congress Sessions Next Week

The Government will hold extraordinary sessions in Congress next week to debate the appointment of new Supreme Court judges, military chiefs and ambassadors.

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Deputies Leave FPV Parliamentary Bloc

Twelve Frente Para la Victoria (FPV) deputies announced yesterday their decision to leave the party’s parliamentary bloc and create a new one

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ATE Calls for National Strike

The State Workers’ Association (ATE) has announced a general strike on 24th February to protest the government’s dismissals at the municipal, provincial, and national levels.

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Government Removes Tariff Ceiling on Domestic Flights

The government has removed the maximum limit on fares for domestic flights, paving the way for increased tariffs.

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Murga Group Reports Brutal Attack by Security Forces

At least a dozen people, including several children, were reported injured after gendarmerie officers fired on a Carnaval dancing troupe (murga) in Bajo Flores on Friday night.

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The Indy Eye: Protests Against State Layoffs

The Indy Eye: Protests Against State Layoffs

On Friday 29th January a number of protests took place across Buenos Aires in solidarity with the 25,000 public sector workers who have lost their jobs over the last month and a half.

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Police Launch Renewed Crackdown on Illegal Street Vendors

The city government has renewed efforts to clamp down on illegal street vendors, more commonly known as manteros, throughout Buenos Aires.

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Government Declares ‘Water Emergency’ in Northeast Region

The national government has declared a “State of Water Emergency” in seven provinces due to the consequences of the El Niño phenomenon on Argetina’s northeastern region.

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‘I Am Not a Ñoqui’ – The Story Behind the State’s Mass Layoffs

‘I Am Not a Ñoqui’ – The Story Behind the State’s Mass Layoffs

Almost 25,000 public sector workers have been fired in the last month and a half. Azzura Lalani investigates what’s behind the government’s intention to ‘trim down’ the State.

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