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Thursday, April 17th 2014 - 08:09 UTC

Argentina court prevents supplying Brazil with football hooligans intelligence

In the last World Cup in South Africa, local authorities sent back to Buenos Aires 30 'barra bravas”

Notorious Argentine “barras bravas” football hooligans can travel to the World Cup without intelligence being passed on beforehand to hosts Brazil, a court has ruled. The court in Buenos Aires said that the Argentine government is not allowed to tell another country personal information about its citizens, a lawyer for the United Argentine Fans (HUA) supporters' group said on Wednesday.

Thursday, April 17th 2014 - 08:04 UTC

Argentine magistrate looks into Antarctica campaign over costs and nepotism

 Former minister Puricelli  and his son (L) and advisor, Alejandro are under investigation

Argentine Federal magistrate Luis Rodríguez has ordered Supreme Court accountancy experts to prepare a report on the 2012/13 Antarctic campaign including two tenders and extraordinary expenses all of which involving an estimated 30 million pesos, approximately 4 million dollars.

Thursday, April 17th 2014 - 00:02 UTC

Argentine government sponsors bill to regulate roadblocks and pickets

Pickets an almost every day patience and ingenious challenge for Buenos Aires City residents

Argentine President Cristina Fernández congressional group, 'Victory Front' submitted a bill in the Lower House to regulate street protests in a move that seeks to “guarantee and reinforce” the rights of citizens forced to deal with roadblocks and traffic chaos. The project bans the carrying of weapon by security forces during demonstrations too.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:54 UTC

Dollar stabilizing in Argentina; central bank purchases 350 million

Export corporations are taking advantage of the high interest rates in Pesos

Argentina's central bank purchased 390 million dollars, one of the largest operations in years, as part of its policy to keep the price of the greenback in the local market stabilized after months of distortions and a run on the bank's international reserves that dropped to a new low in the last twelve months.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:15 UTC

Fiat Argentina CEO calls for one digit inflation to help stabilize production

Rattazzi: together with Venezuela and Sudan, Argentina has two digits inflation

Fiat Argentina's CEO Cristiano Rattazzi compared inflation in Argentina with that of Venezuela and Sudan and called on the government of President Cristina Fernandez to bring it down to one digit and help stabilize production costs and exports.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:13 UTC

March inflation in Argentina: official 2.6%; opposition index, 3.3%

Kicillof is confident the slowdown in price increases has spilled over to April

Official inflation in Argentina during March was 2.6%, according to Economy minister Axel Kicillof who underlined that during the month there was “a considerable deceleration in the increase of prices”, in most items with the exception of clothing and private schooling.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 23:11 UTC

Argentina prepares to celebrate worldwide Malbec Day on 17 April

Malbec Day will be celebrated in New York and London with the Cambalache show

Next 17 April is “World Malbec Day” and for the fourth running year Argentina Wines will be promoting the image of the varietal in over sixty events in 55 different cities in 44 countries. This year the event will be supported by the pleasure of good music with the purpose of attracting young consumers, 25 to 35 year old.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:51 UTC

Kicillof downplays Argentina's relation with IMF; Capitanich describes it as 'normal'

“The IMF is not a creditor of Argentina” pointed out the Economy minister

Argentina's Economy minister Axel Kicillof tried to downplay his recent to the G20/ IMF annual meetings held in Washington, saying the country is a regular attendant, and insisting that the country has no agreements with the IMF ”because it’s not an Argentine creditor”. Cabinet chief on the other hand described Argentina's relation with the IMF as 'normal'.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:27 UTC

Falklands' war: John Paul II feared Argentine defeat could lead to a left-wing pro-Soviet regime

John Paul II, first reigning Pope to visit the UK meets PM Margaret Thatcher when the war was on

The Daily Express Sunday's edition reveals in an exclusive piece by Marco Giannangeli, based on uncovered documents that Pope John Paul II tried to convince Margaret Thatcher to abandon the Falkland Islands at the height of the 1982 war with Argentina, fearing a collapse of the military regime could lead to a left-sing government, under influence of the Soviet Union.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:22 UTC

Massa, Scioli and Macri emerge as Argentine presidential hopefuls with most support

Governor Scioli,mayor Macri and dissident lawmaker Sergio Massa make your pick

Argentine former cabinet chief and now dissident lawmaker Sergio Massa, the governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macri, mayor of Buenos Aires City outstand as the strongest presidential hopefuls for next year's primaries (August) ahead of elections to succeed Cristina Fernandez in October 2015.

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