Argentina

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Friday, February 27th 2015 - 05:46 UTC

Argentine Congress approves 'strategic integral alliance' agreements with China

Cristina Fernandez with Xi Jinping during her recent visit to China when she signed the raft of agreements

Despite the strong questioning from the opposition, the manufacturers' lobby and many unions, the Argentine ruling coalition mustered sufficient votes in the Lower House to pass the controversial package of cooperation, economic and investment agreements between Argentina and China.

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 22:26 UTC

Anibal Fernandez calls Uruguayan former president Batlle a 'gorilla'

“A gorilla impossible to be stopped,” the ex senator and next chief of staff, said of the ex head of state of neighboring Uruguay.

Argentina's Secretary General to the Presidency Anibal Fernández hit back to ex president of Uruguay Jorge Batlle who on Wednesday said Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez “hopes to be sacked from the government.”

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 22:15 UTC

Argentine cabinet reshuffle: Anibal Fernandez becomes chief of staff

Fernandez takes over as cabinet chief and Capitanich returns to Chaco province

Argentina named the president's chief of staff, Anibal Fernandez, as the new Cabinet chief on Thursday in a reshuffle that comes as the government faces a political crisis. Fernandez, a close political ally of President Cristina Fernandez, who is no relation, will replace Jorge Capitanich, the presidency said.

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 21:52 UTC

Judge dismisses case against Cristina Fernandez for alleged Iran cover up

Judge Rafeca “believes the minimum conditions to launch a criminal investigation have not been met, based on what the prosecutor presented”

Argentine federal judge Daniel Rafecas on Thursday dismissed the case against President Cristina Fernandez, in which it was claimed she, together with other officials conspired to spare Iranian officials from prosecution over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 05:26 UTC

Cristina Fernandez will complete her mandate, 'despite wanting to be kicked out'

“She has an exotic mentality; she wakes up in the morning and thinks: ‘Well, who am I going to pick a fight with today?’” Batlle said.

Former Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle said that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez “wants to be kicked out of government”, replicating Argentine opposition comments.

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 04:39 UTC

Filmus tours Central America in support of Argentina's Falklands' claim

In Guatemala City Filmus was received by the Central American Parliament

Argentina's secretary for Issues relative to the Malvinas Islands Daniel Filmus visited this week Guatemala as part of a tour of Central America to promote the 'Malvinas cause' and collect support from regional governments and institutions.

Wednesday, February 25th 2015 - 17:39 UTC

Antarctic wildlife research fund launched in Australia with Norwegian support

AWR is the result of a landmark collaboration between scientists, businesses and several of the world's leading environmental groups.

The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) was unveiled at a ceremony in Australia, with the aim of strengthening the scientific basis for the management of the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Region.

Wednesday, February 25th 2015 - 05:37 UTC

Cristina Fernandez secluded to prepare her last 'State of the Nation' speech

Argentina will be holding elections next October, putting an end to twelve years of the Kirchner couple in the Executive

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez flew on Tuesday evening to Rio Gallegos, where according to the presidential agenda she will visit the mausoleum built by her to the memory of her late husband and former president Nestor Kirchner.

Wednesday, February 25th 2015 - 05:27 UTC

Argentina will appeal on Thursday Judge Griesa's 'contempt of court'

Kicillof said the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has sent no “warning” to Argentina regarding a contempt order

The Argentine government will present on Thursday its appellant’s brief over the contempt of court ordered by New York Judge Thomas Griesa, the Economy Ministry has confirmed. Griesa had ruled Argentina in contempt of his orders due to working on a plan to shift control over payments of its restructured debt to Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, February 25th 2015 - 05:01 UTC

China prepared to help Argentina recover its air force with new fighter jets

China's JF-17 fighter partnership in Pakistan has proven a moderately successful pilot for production programs.

China has agreed to supply Argentina with new fighter jets that will replace its aging fleet of single-engine Dassault Mirage planes. Defense experts said two types of China-developed fighters are likely candidates: the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation-built FC-1/JF-17 and the J-10, according to a report from Chinatopix.

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