June 26, 2016

Unemployment growing

Latin American countries should carry out a strategic reorientation of their labour market policies in order to increase productivity and address rising unemployment resulting from an economic slowdown, a new report by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) said.

Federal Judge Julián Ercolini said yesterday that he intends to make a decision in the next week about a request for financial secrecy rules to be waived on former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her inner circle, setting the stage for another negative week in the courts for Kirchnerites.

Political forecasters are smart about everything except the future. At 7.30 am on the not-so-bright Brexit morning, the polling site Populus had 55 percent of Britons planning to cast their ballots for continued union with Europe — ten percent more than those predicted to be quitters. YouGov predicted a European margin of four percent. The betting markets had been on a binge for Remain.

Pope Francis (left) and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II water a tree planted in an Noah's Ark model during an ecumenical service at Republic Square in Yerevan, Armenia yesterday. The world should not forget the Ottoman-era genocide of Armenians, Francis declared yesterday.

On May 6, on the occasion of local elections in the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron said that the elections results showed his rival Labour Party had “completely lost touch” with people they were supposed to represent. Less than two months later, the Brexit vote proved him right, but also part of the equation.

CÓRDOBA, Spain — The parched olive groves and tranquil towns of Spain’s southern Córdoba province are an unlikely backdrop for a political upset that could reverberate across Europe.

Colombia on the verge of peace

The Mauricio Macri administration is closely following the political and economic scenario in the United Kingdom where the decision by the British people to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves around the world, á reported.

• Foreign funding more difficult to find • Gov’t: Brexit generates ‘enormous concern’

A federal court has decided to investigate sayings by jailed Kirchnerite tycoon Lázaro Báez that he witnessed a meeting between former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Sebastián Casanello, the judge in charge of investigating money laundering charges that could reach Ms. Kirchner herself.

The symbolic power struggle will continue

Kirchnerism vs. Macrism, colliding narratives and myths

By Oscar Guisoni and Daniel Dagorret

One of the main features of the current political climate has to do with the clear emergence of two clashing narratives. Both intend to explain reality and to prevail in a symbolic power struggle, either to hold onto it or to recover it. Distinguishing them in their communicative contours is a way of comprehending how and when the big bang that will organize the new political scenario will occur.

Argentina’s annual rate of inflation was likely 40 percent to 42 percent through May, but should begin to slow in June with a return to growth also on the horizon, Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay said.

With the referendum decision finally made on Thursday and Prime Minister David Cameron having announced his resignation, European politicians and institutions felt free to shower demands on Britain over its future outside the world's largest trading bloc.

Just days after voting to leave the European Union, more than 1.5 million Britons and UK residents had signed a petition calling for a second vote, forcing lawmakers to at least consider a debate on the issue.

"We are determined to act decisively in a way that builds unity across Scotland," Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told reporters, adding that might include a vote on Scottish secession from the UK.

• Sturgeon: Second referendum 'highly likely'

Thursday’s referendum on Europe was always meant to be David Cameron’s ultimate victory, a once-and-for-all resolution of an issue that had divided his Conservative Party for a generation. In the end, the schism over Europe proved so deep and irreconcilable that it brought a sudden end to his tenure in power.

The vote, after a bitter campaign, split the country along several faultlines, old vs young, England and Wales vs Scotland and Northern Ireland and people in northern England suffering economic hardship vs richer city dwellers in the south.

• The Brexit according to the FT • The Guardian view on the referendum

Fear and loathing in Brussels

James Neilson / As I See it

Fear and loathing in Brussels

Are they losing touch?

Marcelo García

Are they losing touch?

American Club gets ready for new horizons

Michael Soltys / Senior Editor

American Club gets ready for new horizons

Not waiting  for Maradona

Eric Weil / Sportsworld

Not waiting for Maradona

• World Trade

Brexit — Apocalypse or a new beginning?

• On Sunday

Borges remembered three decades on

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