Argentina Officially Takes Control of G-20 Presidency
Argentina took over the presidency of the G-20 for the first time during an event last week. During the event, President Mauricio Macri called on countries to “create basic consensus” to generate “inclusive growth”, while stressing that Argentina “inspires confidence” in the world because it goes “down the right path”.
“We want to be an expression of the entire region, we will demonstrate that we can join a global conversation without raising our voice in anger and without passively following the interests of others,” he said during his message of only 10 minutes. (more…)
Argentine Priest Canonized as a Saint
The Catholic Church has recently canonized an Argentine priest, José Gabriel Borchero, as a saint. The event took place on Sunday, October 16th at St. Peter´s Basilica in Rome.
Argentina´s President, Mauricio Macri, traveled to Rome to meet with Pope Francis about this exciting development for Argentina.
Pope Francis also canonized two martyrs, three other priests and a nun as saints. However, most of the focus was on José Gabriel Borchero, who was well-known for his generosity and care for the poor of Argentina.
Additionally, Brochero was known for his work in schools, both in construction and in preaching the Word. (more…)
Poverty is a reality for many in Argentina
Over the past few years, many have debated the real poverty rate in Argentina. New statistics from the INDEC recently showed that poverty is a reality for many in Argentina.
The statistics showed that one-third of Argentines live below the poverty line, meaning that they cannot afford to buy their basic necessities. Using this statistic to estimate, approximately 14 million Argentines live in poverty.
The last report that was released with credible poverty statistics was in 2007, so this new report was a long-awaited, and quite frankly, shocking one.
The President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, asserted that this new information can be a new beginning for his administration to work from, hinting that it is a situation that he inherited as president. (more…)
On Thursday, December 10, Mauricio Macri was inaugurated as president of Argentina in front of the legislative assembly in congress.
The full schedule of the inauguration ceremony in Buenos Aires
11.15 – Macri heads over to Congress, escorted by the Regiment of Mounted Grenadiers.
12.00 – The ceremony begins. Macri will be swearing-in in front of the Legislative Assembly. After the ceremony, the president will address the congress and population. (more…)