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The Chamber of Deputies today rejected calls to debate the controversial 47 percent increase in lawmakers’ salaries. The rejection to even discuss the issue came as President Mauricio Macri called on lawmakers to increase their salaries “in accordance to the …

In March of this year, lawmakers from the Leftist Workers’ Front (FIT), Nicolás del Caño and Christian Castillo, presented bills in Congress and the Buenos Aires Legislature, respectively that proposed that all national legislators and political officials should earn the

Ever since its last spill of cyanide solution in several rivers in San Juan province, both the federal and San Juan administrations vowed to double down on Canada-based company Barrick Gold to avoid another environmental disaster of the kind from …

It seems like the idea of introducing cannabis to the Argentine healthcare system no longer seems as far-fetched as it once did. After the province of Chubut last week legalized cannabis oil to treat Davet syndrome — a form of …

Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori had the unenviable task of defending a controversial agreement between Argentina and the United Kingdom that included talk of the Malvinas to skeptical lawmakers in Congress. The agreement had aroused anger from all sides, but …

Yesterday, Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña gave his fifth monthly policy report in the Chamber of Deputies in Congress in order to answer 562 questions from 132 legislators present. He talked for eight hours (which you can watch in the video …

The Senate yesterday approved two bills that intend on boosting economic activity for small- and medium-sized businesses (PYMEs) and the auto part industry. Both initiatives were approved unanimously, with 54 votes in favor and none against, following and agreement between …

According to Clarín, President Mauricio Macri has placed under half of his assets in a blind trust. One of Macri’s campaign promises was to place all of his wealth in a blind trust in order to promote transparency: however, he …

The arrest of José López — the former public works secretary under the former Kirchner administrations discovered trying to hide US $8.5 million last week — has contributed to an exodus of legislators from the Kirchners’ Victory Front (FpV) party, …

Three national deputies and a senator announced yesterday that they would split from their respective Victory Front (FpV) caucuses in Congress — by caucus we refer to a group of legislators who vote along the same lines — following the …