When she closed the meeting of the Minimum Wage Council held at the Ministry of Labor, President Cristina Fernandez said that “nowhere in the world there has been a salary increase as the one in Argentina in the last 12 years”.
THE PRESIDENT ON TWITTER
President Cristina Fernandez used the social networks to refer to the arrival a German trade mission in Iran, following the nuclear agreement that entailed the end of the economic measures against that Islamic Republic.
President Cristina Fernandez has appointed Fabian Rodriguez as new Chairman of the Telam news agency.
FPV Congressional candidate in Santa Cruz
Maximo Kirchner ,President Cristina´s son, said that Pro Presidential candidate Mauricio Macri “now says he is in favor of preserving all that a year ago he wanted to abolish”, in reference to the nationalization of YPF, Aerolíneas Argentinas, the pensions system run by ANSES and the Universal Allowance per Child.
Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio is facing 17 accusations against him in the Magistrates Council and before other criminal courts, for “bad performance”, “ill-treatment”, “discrimination, “illicit enrichment”, "arbitrariness" and “cover-up of a drug-trafficking ring”.
AFIP tax agency asked the Justice to ban HSBC Bank President and CEO in Argentina, Gabriel Martino, to leave the country; within the framework of the case that investigates the undeclared accounts in the Swiss branch.
PROCREAR housing program
The Argentine Housing Credit Program (PROCREAR) approved more than 44,000 housing solutions through a total amount of loans of AR$ 21.1 billion, of which 55 percent were destined to repairs or expansion of real estates and 45 percent to the building of new houses, according to a report produced by bank Banco Hipotecario Nacional.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION UNIT
The Federal Contentious Administrative Appeals Chamber confirmed four fines established by the Financial Information Unit (UIF, in Spanish), which have been appealed by the sanctioned companies.
Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernandez said that in the Buenos Aires City runoff last Sunday, the Pro Presidential candidate Mauricio Macri “won really nothing. His Pro party is only a local, municipal organization”.
The Ministry of Labor summoned the Minimum, Vital and Mobile Wage Council to a plenary meeting to be held on July 21, to set up the new minimum salary, which now amounts to AR$ 4.716.