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Argentina issues decree to remove AFTIC, AFSCA heads

Thursday 24 December 2015 | 15:15 CET | News
Oscar Aguad, head of Argentina's newly-created communications ministry, has announced a decree to remove the heads of federal telecommunications regulator AFTIC and audiovisual communications watchdog AFSCA. Both AFTIC chief Norberto Berner and AFSCA's Martin Sabbatella were accused of "contempt" for refusing to resign after Argentina's new president Mauricio Macri took office on 10 December. Sabbatella and Berner were appointed by former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, with Macri placing AFTIC and AFSCA under the wing of the communications ministry within days of taking over.

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