Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Buenos Aires Herald

October 28, 2014
Justice Minister Julio Alak has said the reform of the Criminal Procedural Code will not encourage a “hardline” stance against crime, and affirmed it intends to “accelerate judiciary times” instead, during a debate over the project at a Senate committee meeting.
A US judge refused today to require Bank of New York Mellon Corp to turn over to holders of defaulted Argentine bonds any of the $539 million the country deposited to pay creditors who participated in its past restructurings.
After three years since the first implementation of the restriction for dollar purchases, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the policy and aimed at “financial speculators” who seek to “break the political will of governments who defend the people’s interests.”
A Texas nurse who contracted Ebola in the United States will be released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after being found free of the virus, the hospital said.
• CDC: US Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich commented on the meeting the government held with Edesur and Edenor power companies and said that investments are being made to prevent power outages in the summer.
Police officers risk their lives to stop criminals who get out of jail five minutes after they are caught and then wait for a trial that never comes, Security Secretary Sergio Berni has said defending the bill that aims at speeding up judicial process and involves the possibility of deporting foreigners when they are caught committing a crime.
Buenos Aires province Security Minister Alejandro Granados has joined the debate over the Criminal Procedural Code bill saying it is “insane” to keep foreigners who commit a crime in the country.
US stocks rose more than 1 percent, with the S&P 500 ending above its 50-day moving average for the first time in almost a month as strong earnings eased concerns about the outlook for corporate America.
President Dilma Rousseff has said that Brazil can recover economically and avoid a credit ratings downgrade in her second term.
Venezuela has announced it is calling back its ambassador to Spain for consultations in protest over Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's call to free a Venezuelan opposition activist jailed for leading protests against President Nicolas Maduro.
A total of 188 countries out of 193 voted against the restrictions that Washington holds against the Caribbean nation, which date back to 1962 - three years after Fidel Castro took power in a revolution against dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Thousands of mourners packed a church and lined the streets outside it in industrial Hamilton, Ontario, today for the funeral of the soldier shot dead in last week’s attack on the nation’s seat of government.
• Top officials to face Parliament questioning after attacks
True to his unorthodox style, Francis said some people think he is a “communist” pope given his constant pledge for a fairer world.
The blue-chip swap rate plunged 24 cents to 12.93 pesos, while the stock exchange rate fell 38 cents to 13.38 pesos. The so called "blue" dollar also lost ground, dropping six cents to 14.62 pesos following yesterday's three-cent climb.
Argentina has urged Britain to follow its withdrawal from Afghanistan Helmand military base and to leave Malvinas islands. Secretary for the Malvinas Daniel Filmus called the British government to shut down “its biggest military base in the South Atlantic.”
World number one Novak Djokovic began his Paris Masters title defence with a routine 6-3 6-4 win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round.
Britain is analyzing the latest video of British hostage John Cantlie released by the Islamic State (IS) yesterday, the Foreign Office said. The footage apparently shows Cantlie as a combat correspondent in the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Turkish border, forecasting IS victory despite waves of US airstrikes.
Three Argentine players have been nominated for the 2014 Golden Ball, the prize awarded by FIFA and France Football magazine to the best player of the year. Lionel Messi, Javer Mascherano and Ángel Di María have been included in the candidates list.
Spaniard Rafael Nadal, ranked number 3 in the ATP, has confirmed he will participate in the next edition of the ATP Buenos Aires, to be played at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis club from February 21 to March 1.
Mexican authorities said they had arrested four drug gang members involved in the kidnapping of dozens of student teachers who disappeared last month and are feared massacred.
A crash in Sao Paulo, Brazil last night left 11 highschool students and teachers dead and 30 wounded, when a bus hit a truck that was driving in the wrong lane of SP-304 highway of the state capital.
By Fermín Koop
The AFIP tax bureau yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Luxembourg to share fiscal information between both countries, an arrangement that will begin from 2015. The MOU will give AFIP access to information of some large Argentine companies based in the European country such as Techint and Globant.

An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, a NASA TV broadcast has shown.


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It’s Friday evening in a Recoleta café near Teatro Regina, where Arnaldo André and Martha González star in Intimidad indecente. Women whisper at their tables because the ever-lasting heartthrob André is sitting nearby. Always elegant and polite, he talks to the Herald about acting, directing and television.
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