Argentina

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Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 08:36 UTC

Macri renewed his commitment to change in Argentina, including zero poverty

At the foot of the Monument to the Flag, Macri invited Argentines to commit to “a work ethic, respect for others, dialogue and living together in harmony.”

Argentine President Mauricio Macri headed on Monday the main event of Argentine Flag Day, during which he renewed his commitment to “change” in the country, change that would include “zero poverty” and a war on drugs.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:05 UTC

Falklands will be making their case before the UN C24 this week

Krysteen Ormond, MLA Mike Summers, Karen Minto and MLA Gavin Short with the US Congress cupola in the background

The Falkland Islands and Argentina will be making their case on Thursday in New York before the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, or C24, an annual event where the Islanders demand recognition of their right to self determination, as clearly expressed in the UN charter for all peoples of the world.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 08:41 UTC

Argentina estimates more corn and less soybeans for 2016/17

“Obviously we are going to have less area with soybeans, which means that the 60 million tons harvest could drop to 55 million tons” said minister Buryaile

Argentina's Agro-industry minister Ricardo Buryaile estimated the 2016/17 corn crop should reach 52.9 million tons, given a 20% increase in the area planted, which will be in detriment of soybeans. The last crop of corn, 2015/16, was 37.9 million dollars.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 05:46 UTC

Most Argentines believe Cristina Fernandez was “aware” of corruption scheme

 A majority of Argentines, 63% believe ex president Cristina Fernandez was “aware” of the corruption actions attributed to her ex Public Works minister

A majority of Argentines, 63% believe that former president Cristina Fernandez was “aware” of the corruption actions attributed to her ex Public Works minister Jose Lopez, who was caught handling bags with almost nine million dollars cash in a Buenos Aires suburban convent, while 21% are of the contrary opinion.

Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 09:16 UTC

“K” money funneling scam finally emerging: from 'sweet solidarity' to a convent

Jose Lopez, a most loyal pawn of the Kirchner couple since 1991; it is estimated that 130bn dollars in public works contracts passed through his hands

Argentine public opinion still hasn't been able to overcome last week's events: a civil engineer who has been working for the Kirchner couple since 1991 and managed some 130bn dollars in public works in that time is locked in a psychiatric ward awaiting charges after he was discovered trying to hide almost 9 million dollars cash and jewels in a rather secretive convent.

Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 04:34 UTC

Malcorra will present the Malvinas case before C24 next Thursday

In New York Malcorra will attend the C24 annual session representing Argentina, when Falklands lawmakers will also be making their position

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra will be absent from the debate on the Venezuelan situation scheduled for next Thursday in Washington, since that same day she will be attending the UN Special Decolonization Committee when the Falklands/Malvinas issue is to be addressed.

Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 04:23 UTC

Argentina “authorizes” Red Cross assessment mission to the Falklands

The Argentine cemetery in Darwin which holds the remains of Argentine combatants from the 1982 conflict including 123 graves “only k	nown by God”

Argentina extended an authorization to the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, for a technical assessment mission to the Malvinas Islands at the end of the month, to help with the initiative for the identification of the remains of Argentine Armed Forces members buried in the Argentine cemetery of the Islands, according to a Friday official release from the Foreign ministry in Buenos Aires.

Friday, June 17th 2016 - 07:48 UTC

Argentine Jewish community criticize UN chair hopeful Malcorra on a Unesco vote

The letter sent by DAIA warns that the Unesco resolution implies “a serious false step”, although acknowledging the change of attitude of the Macri government

Argentina's Jewish community sent a strong letter to foreign minister Susana Malcorra rejecting and condemning the administration of president Mauricio Macri for having supported a controversial Unesco resolution under the heading of “Occupied Palestine”.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 20:35 UTC

Falklands will receive a visit from the International Red Cross

The Argentine Memorial in Darwin which holds the remains of Argentine combatants from the 1982 South Atlantic conflict

A four person delegation from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will be visiting the Falkland Islands from 27 June to 2 July, as part of the humanitarian mission to help identify the mortal remains of unnamed Argentine combatants buried at the Argentine memorial in Darwin.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 08:08 UTC

Argentina's revamped stats data launched: May inflation 4.2%

“We are leaving a period where public confidence was destroyed and especially at Indec,” Mr. Todesca said Wednesday at a news conference.

Argentina released inflation figures for the first time since December last year, when newly elected president Mauricio Macri suspended the publication of economic data and intervened the official stats office, Indec, following long standing claims of manipulation by his predecessor.

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