Argentina

Argentina
Friday, December 12th 2014 - 05:53 UTC

Argentine ambassador visits Francis and presents a copy of “Malvinas Matters”

Ambassador Castro with her daughter Miranda and Pope Francis

Argentine ambassador in the UK Alicia Castro, and daughter Miranda were received on Thursday by Pope Francis in a private audience.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 05:50 UTC

New US ambassador in Argentina sworn in at White House ceremony

The newly appointed ambassador next to Vice-president Biden and Argentine ambassador in Washington, Cecilia Nahon

Noah Mamet has sworn as new United States ambassador to Argentina during a ceremony held in the White House, together with US vice president Joseph Biden and Argentine ambassador to the US Cecilia Nahon.

Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 12:46 UTC

Falling world oil prices shatter Argentine stocks for second day running

The Merval stock index in Buenos Aires shed more than 600 points to 8,279.04, after losing 7.22% Tuesday.

Argentine stocks closed down 6.85% Wednesday, weighted down by falling oil prices for a second day of heavy losses. As oil prices sank to new five-year lows, the Merval stock index in Buenos Aires shed more than 600 points to 8,279.04, after losing 7.22% Tuesday.

Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 12:27 UTC

BBC team authorized to film wildlife in Tierra del Fuego under certain conditions

The BBC team also includes a Tierra del Fuego observer, and must mention that the filming was done in a national park in Argentine territory

A BBC crew is currently filming in Tierra del Fuego a documentary on the wildlife of the Beagle Channel Islands. The crew is escorted by an observer from the provincial government and according to local officials it had to sign a document by which when the material is edited it must clearly establish that it was filmed in Argentine territory, with support from local authorities.

Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 12:16 UTC

Busy weekend in Ushuaia for Antarctica cruises: 1.249 visitors

Among the vessels calling in Ushuaia was Le Soleil and Sea Spirit

Over the weekend 1.239 visitors in six luxury cruise vessels landed in Ushuaia en route to Antarctica according to local reports from Tierra del Fuego, to which must be added another two that called in on Monday and Tuesday.

Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 12:04 UTC

Malaysia's Petronas and YPF sign 550 million deal to develop shale deposits in Patagonia

“In March 2015 the first of three annual phases for development of the La Amarga Chica bloc in Neuquen province will begin,” the statement said.

YPF SA and Petroliam Nasional Bhd, state-controlled companies from Argentina and Malaysia, signed a 550 million dollars deal to drill fields at the world’s fourth-largest shale oil deposit in Patagonia’s Vaca Muerta, south Argentina.

Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 11:55 UTC

Argentine government discards 'social outbreaks' this end of the year despite 'destabilizing' groups

Parrilli, one of Cristina Fernandez most trusted aides was responsible for the message that the situation is 'normal' and will continue so

Fearing a repeat of last year's police mutiny which led to rioting and looting, one of President Cristina Fernandez most trusted aides, Oscar Parrilli, Secretary General of the Executive, pledged that Argentines will be able to spend some quiet, peaceful year-end celebrations with no “element” proving a social outbreak.

Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 11:29 UTC

Argentine argues before NY Appeals court the central bank is not an 'alter ego' of the administration

Holdouts said the Argentine Central Bank is liable for embargo due to its links with the President Cristina Fernández administration

Lawyers representing the Argentine government and the Central Bank have defended the country's stance on the debt conflict in a hearing with the New York Second Circuit Appeals Court, rejecting the notion that holdout investors could confiscate reserves or assets belonging to the financial entity.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 08:19 UTC

Summit supports Argentina in its struggle with bond holders

Leaders reaffirm their solidarity and support for Argentina in a solution which does not compromise its development or the wellbeing of its people

The two-day summit of Ibero American leaders meeting in Mexico, besides the traditional declaration, also put out a special statement in support of Argentina and its ongoing struggle with speculative funds.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 08:02 UTC

Falklands' sovereignty bilateral talks requested by leaders' summit in Mexico

Negotiations should be in the framework of resolutions from the United Nations, Organization of American States including the principle of territorial integrity.

Argentina managed to include a special statement on the Falklands/Malvinas question, at the end of the Ibero American leaders summit held in Mexico, calling on both sides of the dispute, Argentina and the UK, to resume negotiations, in the shortest time possible, to reach a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands and surrounding maritime spaces.

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