President Cristina Fernández announced during her message transmitted by the national TV and radio, that pensions will receive an 18.6 percent increase as of March, and added that “it is the most important hike since the law of pensions mobility was enacted in 2009.”
During a Government House ceremony, President Cristina Fernández signs a new three-month postponement of provincial debts with 17 governors.
SPECIAL PROSECUTOR´S DEATH
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich asserted that there is will of the Executive branch to support the resolution of the case. He remarked that the investigation on special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death is a responsibility of the Judicial Power.
Federal Intelligence Agency bill
Through its publication in the Official Gazette, the Government summoned Congress to special sessions from Feb. 1 through 28, to debate, among other issues, the creation of the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI).
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof signed with German Ambassador Bernhard Graf von Waldersee, the corresponding chapter to that country within the agreement with the Paris Club, to refinance a US$ 9.69 billion debt.
Prosecutor General Alejandra Gils Carbó informed that the Special Unit that late Alberto Nisman used to head shall continue working in the AMIA case. She made the announcement after receiving the leaders of DAIA, Julio Schlosser and of AMIA, Leonardo Jmelnitzky.
Latin American and Caribbean States
Through two statements issued during the 3rd Summit closing, the Chiefs of State of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States held in San José de Costa Rica, expressed their support to Argentina’s sovereignty claim on the Malvinas and in its dispute with the vulture funds.
RAILWAY TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENTS
President Cristina Fernández and Interior and Transports Minister, Florencio Randazzo inaugurate, through a videoconference, the new premises of the renewed Jose Leon Suarez branch of the Mire railway.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich commented that “two years after the Memorandum of Understanding with Iran was signed, we ratify that its goal was always the search for truth, memory and justice.”
Secretary General to the Presidency
The explanations provided by Diego Lagomarsino during a press conference on Wednesday were “a great fabrication,” according to the Presidency’s Secretary General Aníbal Fernández.