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Two New Metrobus Stations to be Dismantled

Two Metrobus stops that were built in Pompeya last year at a cost of $4m will be taken down to make way for a new transfer station.

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Body of Luciano Arruga Found

The body of Luciano Arruga, the teenager missing since 2009 and believed to have been killed by the police, was identified today.

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ARSAT-1 Satellite to be Launched Today

Argentina’s first geostationary satellite ARSAT-1 will be launched at 6pm today from a base in French Guiana.

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Trial over Parque Indoamericano Occupation Opens

The trial of Diosnel Pérez and Leonardo Nardulli over their role in the planning and organisation of the December 2010 occupation of Parque Indoamericano opened today.

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Supreme Court Judge Enrique Petracchi Dies

Supreme Court judge Enrique Petracchi died on Sunday, aged 78. He was suffering from a pancreatic disease.

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Formosa: Wichí Brothers Released from Prison

Four of the five Wichí brothers held in detention in Las Lomitas, Formosa, were released on Friday. One of them, Ricardo Tejada, remains in prison.

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Neuquén: Mapuche Community Blocks Access to Shale Oil Field

Mapuche community Campo Maripe blocked all three access to the Loma Campana oil field, part of the Vaca Muerta formation operated by YPF. They have put forward a series of demands that they consider “basic” to “guarantee Mapuche life”.

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Argentina on Ebola Alert as Suspected Case Analysed in Brazil

In a press conference this morning, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich informed that Argentina is “on alert” over Ebola. Local doctors have also developed a method to identify cases of the virus within 24 hours.

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Media Law: AFSCA Rejects Clarín’s Compliance Plan

The Federal Administration of Audiovisual Communication (AFSCA) rejected Grupo Clarín’s voluntary divestment plan to comply with the media law and will execute the divestment ex-officio.

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President Fernández Defends New Civil and Commercial Code

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner last night promulgated the country’s new Civil and Commercial Code, while also stating that reforms to the Criminal Procedure Law would be sent to Congress “within days”.

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