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Vulture Funds: Judge Griesa Rejects Stay, Orders ‘Continuous’ Dialogue

Judge Thomas Griesa today rejected another appeal for a stay by Argentina as the country seeks to avoid falling into default in the ongoing dispute over debt payments to holdouts.

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Government Regulates State Production of Medicines

A presidential decree issued in the Official Gazette yesterday laid out the specific regulations for the state production of medicines.

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Police Acquitted over Parque Indoamericano Deaths

Forty-one police officers have been acquitted over their role in the December 2010 deaths that occurred during the clearing of Parque Indoamericano.

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Renewed Demands for Justice on 20th Anniversary of AMIA Bombing

There were renewed calls for justice at a commemorative act held this morning to mark the 20th anniversary of the Argentina Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) bombing, which killed 85 people and injured hundreds more.

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Union Confirms ‘Indefinite’ Strike of Long-Distance Buses

Transport union UTA today confirmed that a nationwide strike of long-distance bus drivers will begin at midnight after negotiations failed to resolve an ongoing salary dispute.

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Districts in BA Province Sign Up for Municipal Police Forces

The district of Avellaneda, immediately south of Buenos Aires, will be the first to create a new municipal police under the terms of a decree issued by provincial governor Daniel Scioli earlier in July.

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Several Injured in Clashes Over Panamericana Highway Protest

Ten people were reportedly injured this morning after national gendarmerie forces used rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannons to disperse a protest on the Panamericana Highway.

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Hugo Moyano Elected President of Independiente

Unionist Hugo Moyano was elected president of first-division football club Independiente yesterday, after winning the election with almost 70% of the vote.

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Vulture Funds: Argentine Team to Meet Mediator Next Week

A task force from Argentina will travel to New York next week to meet with the mediator appointed by Judge Thomas Griesa and discuss the vulture funds case.

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Ex-Military Fugitive Arrested in Panama

A former military officer wanted for crimes against humanity during the last dictatorship in Argentina has been arrested in Panama airport.

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