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The debate over the decriminalization of abortion is (was?) a cross-cut in the Argentine political landscape. On the one hand, members of parties that have been historically opposed to it found themselves joining forces with others who have traditionally been …

Update: With 129 votes in favor and 125 against, the Lower House passed the bill decriminalizing abortion. It will now be sent to the Senate, where it will go through the same process as it did in its Lower Counterpart: …

The fate of the bill aimed at decriminalizing abortion will begin to be decided tomorrow, when the members of the four commissions in the Lower House that have been debating the issue for almost three months vote on whether to …

Deputies advocating for the campaign for legal, free, and safe abortion have modified the wording of the “voluntary interruption of the pregnancy,” in an attempt to garner support from undecided lawmakers and ensure its passing next Tuesday, when the four …

Faced with a vote in the Senate on Wednesday on an opposition bill to roll back utility rates, President Mauricio Macri has gone on the offensive and made an appeal for Peronist senators to not lend their support to the …

A bill calling for the decriminalization and legalization of abortions in the first 14 weeks of gestation has been formally tabled in the Lower House of Congress with support from 71 lawmakers from across the political spectrum.

The bill, based …

Twenty-five years ago, back when Beverly Hills 90210 was a worldwide phenomenon and Carlos Menem was president of Argentina, we were treated to a brand new two-peso bill featuring the face of a stern-looking Bartolomé Mitre. Back then, the convertibility …

After introducing the new AR $200 and $500 bills, yesterday the Argentine Central Bank (BCRA) announced it will introduce a new AR $1,000 bill “shortly”, which will become the country’s bill with the highest denomination.

The measure was designed to …

To avoid another Whalegate (i.e. the design mix-up that saw Patagonia’s beloved Austral whale be drawn upside-down, wrong-side up — we still don’t really know — on the new AR $200 notes), Central Bank (BCRA) head Federico Sturzenegger traveled to …

A marathon session in Congress, which began at noon yesterday, ended 20 hours later at 8:30 AM this morning with Congress’ Lower House voting to pass the agreement with the holdouts. The vote stood at 165 votes to 86, …