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Police forces violently prevented members of different teachers unions from setting up an “itinerant” or mobile school in front of the national Congress building, a structure they say symbolizes the continuity of their demand for the government to hold national …

The Senate unanimously and without previous debate approved a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil for medical purposes yesterday. The key word in this case is oil, so don’t think about going down the street smoking a joint …

President Mauricio Macri opened the 135th session of Congress with his State of the Nation address. In an hourlong speech, Macri tried to strike a balance between highlighting the successes from his first year in office and setting up goals …

President Mauricio Macri will kick off this year’s regular legislative session with a “State of the Nation” address before Congress today. The speech is set to begin at 11:30 AM and the president is expected to speak for about 30 …

The Macri administration got to breathe a sigh of relief last night when it managed to prevent the opposition’s income tax bill from getting enough votes in the Senate’s budget special committee to be sent to the floor.

How did …

Any hint of friendship, or at least of a cordial dialogue, between President Mauricio Macri and Renewal Front (FR) Sergio Massa disappeared last week after the latter spearheaded the opposition’s income tax bill that beat the proposal Macri’s administration put …

It was a pretty shaky congressional year for Argentine politics, but the last bill to be debated before summer recess seems like it will be the battle of the year. In what was a tough blow for the Government, the …

The final major debate in Congress has ended in classic Argentine political panache after the opposition recently passed a project against the Macri administration over income tax. The reform, approved by 140 votes in favor, 86 against, will if passed

The Macri administration is with most of the world on the fact that it probably can’t wait for 2016 to be over. In what was the congressional year’s last major debate, the government suffered its largest political defeat to date …

Yesterday, the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill legalizing the medicinal use of cannabis. The initiative will now make its way to the Senate and, if passed, will become a law.

With 220 votes in favor, 0 against and 1 …