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Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 21:07 UTC

Falklands' war: Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the conflict, say declassified documents

UK's National Archives released the files, November 16, 1984, with a memorandum from a senior British diplomat providing details on Israeli arms sales to Argentina

The British Foreign Office has recently declassified documents that allegedly prove that Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the 1982 Falklands War between the Argentine military dictatorship and the UK.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 09:01 UTC

Argentine Supreme Court back to full strength with two Macri nominated Justices

The latest incorporation was Carlos Rosenkrantz, the second of two Justices confirmed by the Senate and who was officially sworn into his post on Monday

The Argentine Supreme Court is back to full strength with the inclusion of two Justices nominated by president Mauricio Macri. The Court had been understaffed for months following absences left by previous Supreme Court Justices Carlos Fayt and Raúl Zaffaroni upon their respective retirements.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 07:25 UTC

Argentina unemployment in second quarter, 9.3%; first official data since Macri took office

“It is obvious that we have a serious situation in the labor market,” said Jorge Todesca, head the statistics agency.

Argentina had 9.3% unemployment in the second quarter of the year, the government's Indec statistics agency said in a report on Tuesday. It was the first official unemployment data to be published by Argentina since Mauricio Macri became president in December.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 06:06 UTC

A Mercosur/EU trade agreement will not include UK, warns European Parliament president

“If the EU and Mercosur reach an integral agreement, UK will not be part of the accord. This is a great disappointment, particularly for the UK”, said Shulz

The president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said in Buenos Aires that if finally a trade and cooperation agreement is reached between the European Union and Mercosur the United Kingdom will not benefit as a consequence of Brexit.

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 - 10:02 UTC

“Time to recover Falklands/Malvinas dialogue”

Nicholas Ridley, Thatcher's trusted minister who was to meet Martinez de Hoz for a salmon run in Scotland

Discussions between the UK and Argentina in 1980 referred to the Falkland Islands dispute have been reconstructed by an Argentine researcher bringing together recent documents from Britain's National Archives and the memoirs of two prominent members of the military government of the time in Buenos Aires, Finance minister Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz and the ambassador in the UK, Carlos Ortiz de Rozas.

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 - 06:15 UTC

EU Parliament president calls Argentina a crucial associate in the redefinition of global relations

After meeting with president Macri and holding talks with foreign ministry officials Shultz later attended CARI, Argentina's International Relations Council

Visiting president of the European Parliament Martin Shultz called on his Argentine hosts to leave behind those chapters “with no dialogue” and concentrate on Mercosur/EU trade and cooperation negotiations that have been stalled for almost twenty years, taking advantage of an Argentina opened to the world and an ally when international relations are being redefined.

Monday, August 22nd 2016 - 07:09 UTC

La Nacion attacked for publishing that La Sanmartiniana “is returning from Malvinas to Argentina”

Captain Vazquez said the yacht needs new sails, and checking the rudder and hull since it apparently has some minor leaks.

Buenos Aires daily La Nación is in the midst of a controversy and has suffered a barrage of criticisms following its announcement that the yacht “La Sanmartiniana”, closely linked to Kirchnerism militant activities, “currently in the Malvinas Islands will return to Argentina”.

Saturday, August 20th 2016 - 01:50 UTC

Falklands allows return of abandoned Argentine yacht rescued in Islands waters last October

“La Sanmartiniana” was discovered abandoned and adrift in the Falklands waters by Fisheries Protection Patrol Protegat and towed to Stanley.

The Argentine flagged yacht “La Sanmartiniana” which was rescued in October 2015 while abandoned and adrift, by a Falkland Islands Fisheries Protection Vessel and towed to Stanley, where it has remained since waiting for claimants, has finally been released, after the Argentine group FIPCA complied with all the formalities for its recovery.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 13:22 UTC

Argentine judge opens investigation on death of one of Spain's greatest modern poets

Federico García Lorca is believed to have been executed in 1936 by forces loyal to General Francisco Franco, but his fate remains a mystery

An Argentine federal judge has opened an investigation into the death of Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, who is believed to have been executed in 1936 by forces loyal to General Francisco Franco. Garcia Lorca’s fate remains a mystery after the site near the Spanish city of Granada where he was believed to have been buried was excavated in 2009 without finding human remains.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 12:59 UTC

Argentina's Supreme Court rules gas rate increases must be rolled back

In a unanimous decision, the top court ruled the government must hold public hearings before implementing any rate increase for residential customers.

Argentina's Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Mauricio Macri's move to slash natural gas subsidies, a much-hated policy that has sent customers' bills soaring. The ruling is the hardest blow yet to the business-friendly president's move to eliminate electricity, gas and water subsidies which he says are bloating the deficit and sapping the struggling economy.

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