May 1, 2016

The country’s unions sent an unequivocal message of strength to the government, marking International Workers’ Day with a massive rally in downtown BA and making it clear that labour demands concerning inflation, employment and the anti-layoffs bill in Congress are set to remain on the political agenda.

• Leaders paper over May Day differences

Since the former businessmen and Boca Juniors president took over the country in December, Moyano has sometimes spoken critically of Macri, but the verbal clashes and negotiations over salaries, income tax floors and job protection has never escalated into attempts to organize a general strike.

By Orlando Jenkinson

The holler of pounding of drums and anti-government slogans filled the air in downtown Buenos Aires as the largest protest action against President Mauricio Macri’s government so far took place, mobilized against the administration’s labour policies considered draconian by unions since their inception late last year.

Galuccio leaves office

Gutiérrez appointed as new YPF chief

State-controlled energy company YPF appointed Miguel Angel Gutiérrez as the new president of the company, who will replace Miguel Galuccio after four years in office.

Restored as board president

Martino returns to HSBC Argentina

Gabriel Martino was restored as HSBC Argentina board president, following the former Central Bank chief Alejandro Vanoli’s order last year to replace him for failing to establish necessary controls to prevent tax evasion and money-laundering.

By Mariano Parada López

The three-times San Juan governor talked to the Herald to give his view about this new era, admitting the “shocking” moment that Peronism is enduring due to its defeat in last year’s presidential elections.

“You are dangerously big.” That message got delivered to five banks by federal regulators last week. Now US needs to summon the courage to say the same thing to the world of banking and finance as a whole.

The man in line to become Brazil’s next head of state if President Dilma Rousseff is impeached says he won’t run for the presidency in 2018 when Rousseff’s term comes to an end.

Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in fighting the UN said showed “monstrous disregard” for civilian lives.

Four Macri administration officials and many of the top companies and key business executives in Argentina purchased dollar futures last year, according to the full list of transactions disclosed this week.

Tough times for progressives

James Neilson / As I See it

Tough times for progressives

State of the unions

Martín Gambarotta - News Editor

State of the unions

Carrió wins (for once)

Marcelo García

Carrió wins (for once)

Sofi Sugasti, nanny and personal assistant

Keep it in the family

By Sorrel Moseley-Williams

• World Trade

Argentine U-turn in Monsanto GMOs row

• On Sunday

Winds of Change

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