Argentina

Argentina
Saturday, May 23rd 2015 - 10:33 UTC

Argentine presidential hopefuls will debate ideas following on the Pope and local church suggestions

Daniel Scioli, Mauricio Macri and Sergio Massa have agreed to hold debates following the primary election of 9 August

Argentine presidential hopefuls Daniel Scioli, Mauricio Macri and Sergio Massa are willing to face off in a public debate, a leader from the local Catholic Church confirmed in Buenos Aires. Argentina is holding presidential elections next October when Cristina Fernandez two consecutive periods come to an end.

Saturday, May 23rd 2015 - 06:06 UTC

Argentina's soy market paralyzed by oilseed crushers union three weeks strike

The union organized pickets along the main highway leading to the port of Rosario which ships almost 80% of Argentina's grains and oilseeds.

The soy market in Argentina's pivotal grains hub was virtually paralyzed for the fifth day on Friday as most exporters refrained from purchases in a bid to pressure the government to resolve a nearly three-week long strike among crushing workers.

Friday, May 22nd 2015 - 08:36 UTC

A quarter of Argentine children is poor compared to 10.8% for the whole population

There are 'undeniable' advances in income transfer:74.5% of Argentine children is benefitted by some kind of government resources transfer, said Repetto

A quarter of children below the age of four in Argentina is poor and almost five in ten babies less than six months have malnutrition problems according to the Center for Implementation of Equity and Growth Public Policies, CIPPEC. The data was provided in the CIPPEC website dedicated to make first infancy a priority through a childcare integral policy.

Thursday, May 21st 2015 - 06:56 UTC

Iranian officers' interviews, allegedly linked to AMIA bombing, attract world media attention

“Khamenei’s Adviser Dismisses Iran Role in Argentina Bombing,” ran an AP  story that was published in numerous global outlets, including New York Times

The interviews with former Iranian officials accused of the 1994 AMIA bombing of a Jewish organization in downtown Buenos Aires aired this week by Argentine news channel C5N were covered by a number of international media outlets.

Thursday, May 21st 2015 - 06:40 UTC

Pope Francis prays for Argentina on the country's National Day

Francis will be receiving President Cristina Fernandez for the fifth time next 7 June

Pope Francis has sent a letter to President Cristina Fernández to mark festivities for May week, during which Argentina commemorates the formation of the First Patriotic Government on 25 May 1810.

Thursday, May 21st 2015 - 06:26 UTC

Cristina Fernandez launches May Revolution week with strong messages

”It is the president who keeps on managing the economy because (economic) decisions always have to be made by the president, for better or worse.”

President Cristina Fernández led on Wednesday a rally in the Buenos Aires City central railway station of Retiro where she praised the renovation of Argentina's railway system in an event that was part of the official celebrations marking a new anniversary of the May Revolution, which in 1810 was the beginning of the country's road to independence.

Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 05:00 UTC

Argentine inflation for April: official index 1.1%; Congressional index, 2.1%

The Congressional index (2.1%) is closer to that of Buenos Aires City, 2.4%, ruled by opposition presidential hopeful Mauricio Macri

Inflation in Argentina during April reached 2.1% and 29% in the last twelve months according to the latest release from private consultants, an average of which is announced every month as the 'Congressional index' by members from the Lower House Freedom of Expression committee.

Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 04:31 UTC

Former Iranian officials deny any involvement in the 1994 AMIA attack in Buenos Aires

“The accusation (that Iran was behind the attack) is unfounded, false and a lie. Argentina shouldn’t be an instrument of Zionist politics,” said Velayati

Former Iranian foreign minister Alí Akbar Velayati accused Argentina of being under the influence of Zionism and the United States over the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires which killed 85 and injured 300 and is considered the worst terrorist attack suffered by the country.

Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 04:13 UTC

Hooligan involved in pepper spray attack at Argentina's super derby is remorseful

“I regret my actions. The moment I realized, I wanted to die. I have never been in a police station, I am despairing,” confessed Adrian Napolitano, 'the baker'

A long time identified hooligan supporter of Argentina's Boca Juniors, Adrian 'El Panadero' (the baker) Napolitano has admitted carrying out the pepper spray attack on River Plate players during last Thursday's super derby for the Libertadores Cup while arguing he did not realize the damage the assault would cause.

Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 04:04 UTC

Argentina's S. Court ratifies its authority; questioned Justice Fayt attends Tuesdays' meeting

Fayt, 97, whose health condition has been questioned by the Cristina Fernandez administration walked into the Supreme Court minutes after 09:00.

Argentine Justice Carlos Fayt showed himself publicly on Tuesday morning as he readied to attend the Supreme Court to participate of a meeting of the country's highest court with four sitting Justices, as they regularly do on Tuesdays.

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