Argentina

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Friday, January 30th 2015 - 07:26 UTC

Argentine officials try to discredit prosecutor Fein and engineer Lagomarsino

“There is no contradiction between the president and the prosecutor (Fein),” Capitanich stated in his daily press briefing at the government house

Argentine cabinet members diligently applied on Thursday President Cristina Fernandez strategy to disqualify facts and events surrounding the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman which has turned out to be a formidable blow to her administration's credibility.

Friday, January 30th 2015 - 07:14 UTC

Nisman “was not the maker of his death” underlines former wife at the burial

Along the route people waved Argentine flags with black ribbons and held signs that said “Justice,” “Thank you, Nisman” and “We all are Nisman”.

Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was buried on Thursday in the same section of the main Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires as the victims in the 1994 AMIA bombing that he was investigating, but the circumstances surrounding his death have become even more confusing and mysterious.

Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 09:40 UTC

Nisman feared for his life, mistrusted his security and asked for the gun

When Nisman asked Lagomarsino for a gun “that caught me off guard, I did not understand it, it is not every day that your boss asks you for a gun”

A computer technician in the Buenos Aires prosecutor’s office who has been charged for lending a pistol to Alberto Nisman said the slain prosecutor asked him for the gun since he feared for his life and could no longer trust the team in charge of his security.

Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 07:38 UTC

YPF and China's Sinopec sign memorandum to develop shale oil and gas in Patagonia

The MOU is a “great step forward” that opens new possibilities for the long-term development of Argentine oil and gas resources, said Galuccio (R)

Argentine state-controlled energy company YPF said it signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday with China's Sinopec pertaining to the eventual development of conventional and non-conventional oil and gas projects in Patagonia.

Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 06:15 UTC

Only family and friends at AMIA prosecutor Nisman's wake

The funeral procession will leave Thursday 09.00 in the morning, and on arrival at the cemetery there will be a religious ceremony by rabbi Marcelo Polakoff. (Pic DYN)

A wake for Argentina's AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was held Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony with his family and friends. His body will be buried Thursday at the Tablada Israeli Cemetery, the Jewish News Agency (AJN) reported.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 08:04 UTC

Cristina Fernandez speech was made to 'distract attention' claims Argentine opposition

Opposition members asked Congress to make Foreign Minister Timerman and Security Minister Cecilia Rodriguez available for inquiry in the Lower House.

Argentina's Lower House opposition caucus leaders have rejected the proposed dissolution of the Intelligence Secretariat (SI, formerly known as SIDE), announced Monday evening by President Cristina Fernández, as they consider it was made to “distract attention” from the death of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 07:53 UTC

Argentine Jewish community demand the true causes of Nisman's death be investigated

AMIA president Leonardo Jmelnitzky insisted “we don't believe in the good faith of Iran or the alleged culprits involved” in the AMIA attack.

The leaders of Argentina's main Jewish organizations, AMIA and DAIA strongly criticized the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with Iran by the administration of President Cristina Fernandez and demanded that “the true causes” of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman be thoroughly investigated.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 07:33 UTC

Argentina's current import restrictions forecasted to continue during 2015

“The perspective of a low trade surplus would impose strong constraints on a wider flexibilization on the current import scheme” said Pérez Santisteban

A decrease in Argentina's trade surplus this year would make it difficult for the federal government to end the current restrictions on imports, which force companies to file an affidavit in order to obtain authorization, the Argentine Importers Chamber (CIRA) said this week, only days after the country’s 2014 trade data was revealed to be the worst since 2001.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 07:00 UTC

Argentine Jewish associations criticize Cristina Fernandez' speech as 'intentionally confusing'

Knoblovits said the president failed to say the whole truth and described the speech as “very sad”

The Secretary General of DAIA Delegation of Argentine-Israeli Associations, Jorge Knoblovits, voiced his criticism against Monday's speech by Argentine president Cristina Fernández and reiterated DAIA’s call to abrogate the Memorandum of Understanding signed with Iran in 2013.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 06:51 UTC

Nisman will be buried Thursday at the Buenos Aires Israeli cemetery

The body of Nisman will be delivered to the family on Wednesday. His burial in the La Tablada Israeli cemetery is scheduled for Thursday morning

Viviana Fein, the prosecutor investigating the death of Alberto Nisman, will order the delivery of his body to the family, since Nisman's ex wife, Sandra Arroyo Salgado, said that there was no need for a new autopsy in the investigation, the Prosecution said on Tuesday on a press release.

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