The Government expects the Senate to pick its side regarding the income tax bill the opposition passed last week. Macri and his administration say it's "irresponsible" and unsustainable. The opposition claims it's the way forward for millions of workers. Peronists senators will meet today to determine their position. It was a pretty shaky congressional year … Sigue leyendo Political Season Finale: Senate Votes Opposition’s Income Tax Bill This Week
The former U.S. attorney general's face was used as the profile picture of one of the most incendiary twitter accounts in the Argentine political world: Dra. Alcira Pignata. Janet Reno, the first female U.S. Attorney General, died today at age 78 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. Reno held her post between 1993 and 2001 during … Sigue leyendo Why Did Janet Reno’s Death Spark A Tweetstorm In Argentina?
Argentina is a country founded by immigrants, and has had its doors open to new arrivals throughout history. It's part of our identity as a nation. Let's keep it that way. The leader of the Victory Front’s (FpV) caucus in the Senate, Miguel Pichetto, has been on the receiving end of lots of criticism after … Sigue leyendo Senator’s Xenophobia Illustrates Why Argentina’s Borders Must Stay Open
Opposition senators say they can get behind voting via touchscreens rather than paper ballots but they still want to go old school when it comes to counting. President Mauricio Macri’s administration believes that the electronic vote is a key that can help solve at least some of the country’s election woes. (Remember Tucuman’s Gubernatorial elections … Sigue leyendo Tally Like It’s 1916: Opposition Wants To Count Electronic Votes By Hand
A large group of Americans gathered at a bar in Palermo and made no secret of their allegiance to Hillary Clinton. A bar in the heart of Palermo (where else?) became a hotbed of North-American politics for 90 minutes yesterday, when a small crowd of Americans, along with some curious Argentines and even a couple … Sigue leyendo Americans In Argentina Got Together To Watch Debate, Boo Donald Trump
How can a wedding be political? When the ones getting married are an ambitious Salta governor with dreams of the presidency and a famous actress. One of the most politically relevant events of the year will take place on Saturday when Salta Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey and model and actress Isabel Macedo will say “I … Sigue leyendo Urtubey-Macedo Wedding: Argentine Politics And Showbiz Overlap (Yet Again)
More than a boring public hearing the long-awaited event is set to resemble a political battlefield. The public hearings the Supreme Court told President Mauricio Macri’s administration to carry out before increasing residential gas bills will launch tomorrow and the way things are looking, the Usina del Arte’s auditorium is set to resemble more a … Sigue leyendo Everything You Need To Know About The Marathon Gas Hearings That Start Tomorrow
Many media outlets freaked out reporting about political activists who held a talk to teach high school students in Buenos Aires how to perform abortions. Thing is, this didn't actually happen. Media outlets in Argentina were thrown into a tizzy today about a supposed talk given by a political party allied with former president Cristina … Sigue leyendo Collective Freak Out Illustrates How Abortion Remains Taboo Topic In Argentina
Ever since he lost the presidential elections last year, Daniel Scioli has been aimlessly wandering through the political scene trying to find his place but everyone keeps treating him like kryptonite. Former Governor of the Buenos Aires Province Daniel Scioli can’t quite seem to find his bearings after he lost the presidential elections against Mauricio Macri … Sigue leyendo Is Daniel Scioli The Saddest Man In Argentine Politics?
Following the Larreta administration's announcement to urbanize Villa 31, the Bubble spoke to villa delegate Ruth Ledesma to find out what the shantytown's residents think about it. Buenos Aires City Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta this week announced plans to urbanize Villas 31 and 31 bis — shantytowns, for lack of a better word, located in the neighborhood … Sigue leyendo How Viable Is The Villa 31 Urbanization Plan? A Shantytown Delegate Weighs In