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If you have to go near Congress today, don’t. Unions and social organizations are marching there from different points of the City, protesting against the government’s 2019 Budget Bill, approved yesterday by a parliamentary commission.

The debate, which began at …

The government’s representatives in Congress managed to gather enough support today to pass the 2019 Budget Bill in a congressional commission, and called a special session in the Lower House to debate and vote it tomorrow.

Passing the bill will

The Argentine Senate passed a bill yesterday aimed at urbanizing 4,228 shanty towns (locally known as villas) throughout the country. The initiative was unanimously passed by the Lower House in May, and aims at expropriating the land where these …

Update: In the end, the government will backtrack on its decision to implement retroactive increases in gas bills, initially aimed at compensating production companies for the increased costs they incurred in as a result of the devaluation the Argentine

If the government’s revised agreement with the IMF seeks to guarantee Argentina will have enough funds to meet its financial obligations in 2019, approving next year’s budget bill will ensure that the Macri administration implements a series of economic policies …

As the “notebooks scandal” continues developing apace, Senator Miguel Ángel Pichetto is attempting to show that the personal is not political. The head of the Partido Justicialista bloc in Argentina’s Senate confirmed yesterday that the decision not to strip former …

On August 8th, the Argentine Senate ruled to reject the bill to legalize abortion after months of fraught campaigning between “pro-choice” verdes and “pro-life” celestes. Nearly a month on, discussions about the implementation of national sex education are reopening …

Yes, the World Wide Web is dark and full of terrors. Fake news goes viral, embroiling political leaders and laypeople alike in perpetual conflict and influencing election results. Trolls are free to viciously attack you on Twitter any time they

After voting favor of Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio’s request to raid the properties belonging to former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the Senate also approved a so-called “expired ownership” bill (ley de extinción de dominio). This …

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently or simply haciendo como el avestruz (who can blame you), you may have noticed that Argentina’s economy really isn’t doing too well at the moment. In a desperate effort to reduce the …