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The van carrying Argentinean President Alberto Fernández was attacked with stones.

Dozens of protesters kick and throw rocks at a mini-bus carrying Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Saturday as he visited an area devastated by forest fires.

The incidents were verified on two occasions. The first was just after landing, on the way to the Lago Puelo operations centre.

The second was on the President's journey from that centre, where he met with authorities and journalists. As a result of the attack, a National Parks van and another from the Federal Police without identification were broken.

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Former Argentine President Carlos Menem died on Sunday
Carlos Saúl Menem
Carlos Saúl Menem Credit: Argentine Senate (Public Domain)

Carlos Menem, 90 years old, has died after battling long-term health problems.

Menem took office in July 1989 and promoted laws to reform the government and the economy after his predecessor, Raúl Alfonsín, resigned in the middle of a deep financial crisis caused by hyperinflation. Menem privatized some companies that had been under state authority until that point and was able to get inflation under control.

Menem left office in 1999 after unsuccessfully trying to modify the constitution to run for a third term. He ran again for the presidency in 2003, obtaining the highest percentage of votes during the first round of elections, but ultimately decided against advancing to the second round.

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Argentinean congress discusses new tax regulation for the richest people in order to sanitize the economy and overcome Covid-19
Argentinean congress discusses new tax regulation for the richest people in order to sanitize the economy and overcome Covid-19
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Argentinean president Alberto Fernandez proposed a new set of regulations to tax the richest people in the country (above 2,35 M dollars).

Now the congress discusses the proposal that would create a one-time tax, starting with 3.5% up to 5.25%. The extraordinary fee is estimated to affect between 9.000 and 12.000 richest Argentineans, then 20% of the money collected will be used to fight the Covid-19 crises, and the rest will be used to reduce the economic crisis that holds the country in recession since 2018, having 40,9% of the total population of 44 million Argentineans under the poverty line.

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Argentinean congressman quits after live sex scenes streamed during late-night congress session
Argentinean congressman quits after live sex scenes streamed during late-night congress session
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After starring in a streamed sex scene during a late-night Congress session Thursday, Argentinean congressman Juan Emilio Ameri has resigned.

In a letter addressed to the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Ameri said: "Given the fact of public knowledge, I am writing to you to apologize for my conduct during the remote special session on September 24 of this year. It was in no way my intention to disrespect this Honorable House, my fellow deputies and deputies, nor to the Salta people who elected me"