Argentina

Argentina
Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 06:57 UTC

Argentina grants first refugee status to Russian gay, victim of President Putin's non tolerance policies

“We hope this first case enables to solve other similar LGBT situations from Russia that are waiting for a similar refugee status”, said Paulon

A young 28 year old became the first Russian gay to be given refugee status by Argentina, because of discrimination and violence at his home country. The positive reply to the year-long request was sponsored by Argentina's Federation of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans, FALGBT.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 22:07 UTC

Armagh cathedral convenes universal prayer for peace and dialogue among nations

Ambassador of Argentina Alicia Castro alongside Archbishop Eamon Martin

A mass in support of His Holiness Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer for Peace and Dialogue among Nations was held last Saturday in Armagh, North Ireland at St. Patrick's Catholic Cathedral led by Archbishop of All Ireland, Eamon Martin.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 07:47 UTC

Switzerland and Argentina closer to deal on double taxation and sharing tax information

The agreement is in line with the applicable international standard for the exchange of information upon request instead of being automatic.

Switzerland took a step forward on implementing its double taxation agreement (DTA) with Argentina as the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the deal and submitted it to parliament for approval. Meanwhile, in Argentina the agreement has already been passed by the Foreign Affairs and Budget Committees of the Lower House and was cleared for debate.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 07:25 UTC

Number of homicides in Argentina again on the rise, indicate Healthcare stats

Even with a relatively low rate and on average one of the best in the region: 7.3 per 100.000 inhabitants, concern remains over insecurity minors

The number of homicides per year in Argentina dropped from a peak of 4.630 back in 2002, but this did not impede that in the following decade that figure totaled, 31.992, according to official stats from the country's Healthcare ministry.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 07:08 UTC

Argentine Central bank chief downplays any chance of devaluation of the Peso

“There was a clear attempt by some sectors to trigger a new devaluation of the peso,” Vanoli stated in an interview, “but it failed”

Argentina's newly-appointed Central Bank (BCRA) governor Alejandro Vanoli claimed a “devaluation attempt” by 'concentrated powers' and rejected any official plans to downward the value of the country’s currency. He pledged to discourage speculation and to “put an end to abuses from financial institutions.”

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 07:50 UTC

Cristina Fernandez on 48 hours medical rest because of pharyngitis

Cristina Fernandez was last seen in public Thursday night after the launching of Argentina's first domestically built communications satellite.

Doctors on Friday instructed Argentine President Cristina Fernandez to rest for 48 hours in order to recover from a sore throat. Argentina's presidency said in a statement that the 61-year-old leader is suffering from pharyngitis and had to suspend a public event scheduled for later in the day in order to get some rest.

Friday, October 17th 2014 - 07:24 UTC

Argentina launches satellite and Cristina Fernandez slams opposition over negative attitude

“They said the space program was a waste of money and that the scheduled launch for 2014 was a delusion. Now they can see it was not”, said CFK

President Cristina Fernandez addressed the country in a national televised broadcast after Argentina’s first geostationary satellite was successfully launched on Thursday afternoon. The head of state thanked all scientists involved in the construction of ARSAT1, and seized the opportunity to slam opposition representatives over their plans for the country.

Friday, October 17th 2014 - 07:17 UTC

ARSAT-1 is Argentina's first designed and developed geostationary satellite

The launching took place in French Guiana base Kourou on an Arianne 5 rocket

The ARSAT-1 is Argentina first domestically designed and developed geostationary communications satellite, and its construction and successful launching, on Thursday, was defined by the government as “historic.”

Thursday, October 16th 2014 - 07:40 UTC

September inflation in Argentina: anywhere between 1.4% and 2.48%

On an annual basis the 'congressional index' soared to over 41% in September

Argentina's inflation during September reached 1.4% and accumulates 19.8% in the nine months according to the latest release from the government stats office Indec. However earlier in the week the Freedom of Expression committee from the Lower House which regularly announces the average of private analysts, (identified as the congressional index), said the consumer price index for the ninth month of the year was 2.48% and 41.6% in the last twelve months.

Wednesday, October 15th 2014 - 10:31 UTC

Argentine delegation after trade and investors in India

India's Federation of Commerce and Industry Chambers, and Invest India are sponsoring the meetings in New Delhi

A numerous Argentine delegation will be attending this week trade and investment conferences in New Delhi as part of the country's efforts to increase exports to the growing Indian market and attract investors.

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