Friday, August 28th 2015 - 06:17 UTC

Argentine Catholic Church in the dock over snatching of babies during military dictatorship

Verbitsky accused former bishop Raul Primatesta of giving consent to military officials to drop off babies snatched from detainees in a Córdoba foster home.

High-ranking officials of the Argentine Catholic Church were implicated in the appropriation of babies from detainees who were held in Cordoba province’s La Perla clandestine concentration camp during the last military dictatorship, journalist and writer Horacio Verbitsky, the head of the CELS human rights group, testified.

Friday, August 28th 2015 - 06:01 UTC

Infancy poverty in Argentina extensive to 40% of children living in urban areas

“It is estimated that 40% of the children and teen-age population, 0 to 17 years in urban Argentina live in homes below the poverty line” says UCA report

Infancy poverty in Argentina includes 40% of all children in urban areas, while 9.5% are considered to be living in indigent conditions, according to the latest Social Debt Barometer, from the Argentina Catholic University, UCA.

Thursday, August 27th 2015 - 05:23 UTC

Scioli-Macri the most probable run-off in Argentina's presidential race

“Until a week ago, Scioli was up 2 points and Macri also 2 points. The difference remains, both are growing evenly”, explained Giacobbe.

The scenario of a runoff in Argentina's coming presidential election next October 'remains' strong, according to public opinion analyst Jorge Giacobbe. The two candidates who are expected to dispute a second round in November are the incumbent Daniel Scioli and conservative Mauricio Macri.

Wednesday, August 26th 2015 - 06:21 UTC

INIDEP to build a research branch in Santa Cruz province

The ceremony included Santa Cruz governor Daniel Peralta, members of his ministerial cabinet and Raul Reta in representation of INIDEP.

Argentina's Fisheries Research and Development Institute, INIDEP will set up a branch in Caleta Oliva, Santa Cruz province, which is to be financed with matching funds from the Inter American Development bank and the Argentine government.

Wednesday, August 26th 2015 - 06:00 UTC

Shell given a foothold at Argentina's vast shale resources in Neuquén

Areas leased to Shell are Sierras Blancas and Cruz de Lorena blocs, 325sq. kilometers overall. The company said it will invest US$250 million in the areas

Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell made a stride forward in its push for part of Argentina’s nascent shale oil pie after the Neuquen province government gave it the rights to exploit two unconventional oil areas in the much-coveted Vaca Muerta region for the next 35 years.

Monday, August 24th 2015 - 10:24 UTC

Tierra del Fuego inflation in July, 1,5% and 28.2% in the last twelve months

In July in Tierra del Fuego, Goods and Services climbed 4.4%; clothing and footwear, 1.9%; transport, communications and leisure, 1.8%

The Consumer Price Index in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province reached 1.5% in July and 28.2% in the last twelve months, according to the province's Stats and Census office.

Monday, August 24th 2015 - 09:13 UTC

Carlitos Tevez shocked with poverty, causes an uproar in Argentina

The former Manchester City striker triggered controversy on his description of poverty conditions in the northern province of Formosa

The Argentine football star Carlos Tevez, who played in England, Italy and is now back in Argentina caused a major uproar when during a television interview he said that in the northern province of Formosa he had come across poor people who were literally 'dead hungry'.

Monday, August 24th 2015 - 08:54 UTC

Pope Francis and the Malvinas

Francis’s generosity of word and openness has also made him an easy target for those who want to try and use his global popularity to push a particular cause

By Jimmy Burns - The snapped moment of encounter projected fast and globally on the world wide web has become as much as a characteristic of the Francis papacy, as his twitter account @pontifex. This is a papacy with a charismatic personality and instinctive communicator at its helm. It is also a papacy advised by media specialists and diplomats that know something about the opportunity offered by the digital age to spread a message with an impact that would have inconceivable just a few years ago.

Friday, August 21st 2015 - 05:54 UTC

Malvinas pic controversy: “Francis spoke with his low tone but strong voice”

“With his low tone but strong voice he only asked for the United Kingdom and Argentina to sit to dialogue,” said cabinet chief Anibal Fernandez

Despite the controversy generated by Wednesday picture which showed Pope Francis holding a banner calling for dialogue between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, and later a spokesperson's dismissal of the significance of the incidence, the best definition of what really happened seems to have come from Argentina's cabinet chief Anibal Fernandez in his daily media conference, “the pontiff”, he said, spoke with his “low tone but strong voice”.

Thursday, August 20th 2015 - 07:30 UTC

Pope Francis quashes any attempt to foster Falklands/Malvinas dialogue

Pope's spokesman said the poster was handed during a weekly public gathering when lots of people give him things and “he had no idea what the item was”

Pope Francis was sucked into Argentina's dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands after an activist thrust a sign in his hands calling for dialogue between the two countries and President Cristina Fernandez jumped on the opportunity to rekindle the fight.


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