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Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 07:13 UTC

Cristina Fernandez plans sixth meeting with the Pope, when he visits Paraguay

The Pope and Cristina Fernández last private meeting was on 7 June in Rome. CFK said they discussed world hunger and politics, but not Argentine issues.

Argentine President Cristina Fernández will have a meeting with Pope Francis during the Pontiff’s visit to Paraguay, official sources have confirmed. The Argentine leader will travel to Asunción between July 11 and 13 for her sixth encounter with Francis, who will be ending his South American tour during those dates. The Pope will visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, beginning Sunday.

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 06:48 UTC

Cristina Fernandez congratulates La Campora victory in Ushuaia

“I'm very happy and proud because with our grouping and mates from the Victory Front after 20 years we recovered the city of Ushuaia” Vuoto said

President Cristina Fernandez publicly congratulated on Friday Walter Vuoto the young elected mayor of Ushuaia, capital of Argentina's most austral province, who together with elected governor Rosana Bertone recovered Tierra del Fuego for the ruling Victory Front, a surprise victory which turns that territory and capital in Kirchnerite strongholds.

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 05:20 UTC

Alejandro Betts' Malvinas veteran pension turns into controversy

“Throughout the whole conflict I was in Puerto Argentino dodging stray bullets and shrapnel from British bombings on our positions”, Betts is quoted

Falklands born, Argentine citizen Alejandro Betts rejected statements published in Clarin which described his 'Malvinas veteran' pension as 'controversial' and admitted he was surprised, when not startled by the headline display the news was given by the Buenos Aires daily in reference to his activity during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict.

Friday, July 3rd 2015 - 08:32 UTC

Cristina Fernandez on the campaign trail in Buenos Aires City

The Argentine president at the Villa 20 township school watching children manipulate car model robots

On the last day of campaigning for Buenos Aires City Mayor election next Sunday, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez took to the streets next to her handpicked candidate Mariano Recalde and visited one of several shanty towns in the country's capital.

Friday, July 3rd 2015 - 06:26 UTC

Falklands' war: Chilean top commentator defends Chile's role in supporting UK

“Chile had more than sufficient reasons to help Great Britain following the Argentine invasion of the Malvinas Islands”, said Bernardo de la Maza.

Only a few hours off from Saturday's last match of the 2015 Copa America when the best South American team will emerge, the rivalry between finalists Argentina and hosts Chile has erupted strongly and the Falkland Islands' issue is not absent from aggressive chants and insulting messages in the social networks.

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 02:57 UTC

US opens its market to Argentine fresh beef imports; lemons still pending

“This is the favorable and successful result of an arduous fight in international relationships and technical and agricultural questions,” Kicillof said

Argentina announced that the United States APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) has allowed fresh beef imports from Argentina, lifting a 15-year ban which Buenos Aires had always considered 'unjustified' and bluntly 'protectionist' and as such had claimed before the WTO. In the same vein Argentina also anticipated it expected a similar decision from the US regarding Argentine lemons.

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 02:44 UTC

Falklands will continue to develop its legitimate oil industry as it moves from exploration to production

Falklands' people have “the unequivocal right to develop our natural resources as we see fit, including the development of a hydrocarbons industry” (Pic EPA)

The Falkland Islands government has no doubts about its right to licence legitimate offshore oil and gas exploration activities in accordance with Falklands' legislation and will continue to support the hydrocarbons industry as it moves from successful exploration towards oil production.

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 02:22 UTC

Wales and Argentina celebrate 150th anniversary of migration to Patagonia

Argentine Ambassador Alicia Castro with Dame Rosemary Butler, Presiding officer from the National Assembly of Wales

Argentina and Wales celebrated on Monday at the National Assembly for Wales, in Cardiff, their historical links with a reception especially dedicated to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first Welsh settlers to Patagonia. Musicians from both nations gave a concert and a photography exhibition on the Welsh settlements in Patagonia was inaugurated.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015 - 06:03 UTC

General Cundom sworn in as new Argentine Army chief; outgoing Milani slams media for slander campaign

“I am taking on the greatest challenge of my professional life,” Cundom, a veteran helicopter pilot of the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas War stated

General Ricardo Cundom was sworn in on Monday as the new chief of the Argentine Army, and in his first words said that replacing outgoing César Milani in the role was the biggest challenge he had ever faced.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015 - 05:16 UTC

Argentina's threat against Falklands' oil companies with no impact on markets

A spokesman for Sam Moody, Rockhopper Exploration’s chief executive, said: “We will not be commenting on moves”

The Argentine court order that assets of several international oil companies drilling for oil in the Falkland Islands be seized has caused mild turbulence in their share prices. Tierra del Fuego judge Lilian Herraez ordered the authorities to seize bank accounts, boats and other assets worth an estimated US$156mln.

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