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Tuesday, June 30th 2015 - 06:03 UTC

General Cundom sworn in as new Argentine Army chief; outgoing Milani slams media for slander campaign

“I am taking on the greatest challenge of my professional life,” Cundom, a veteran helicopter pilot of the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas War stated

General Ricardo Cundom was sworn in on Monday as the new chief of the Argentine Army, and in his first words said that replacing outgoing César Milani in the role was the biggest challenge he had ever faced.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015 - 05:16 UTC

Argentina's threat against Falklands' oil companies with no impact on markets

A spokesman for Sam Moody, Rockhopper Exploration’s chief executive, said: “We will not be commenting on moves”

The Argentine court order that assets of several international oil companies drilling for oil in the Falkland Islands be seized has caused mild turbulence in their share prices. Tierra del Fuego judge Lilian Herraez ordered the authorities to seize bank accounts, boats and other assets worth an estimated US$156mln.

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 20:25 UTC

Strangling Falklands' hydrocarbons industry is 'unacceptable' with dangerous implications for global business

“We have been absolutely clear that Argentine domestic law does not apply in the Falkland Islands nor in the waters that surround them”

The government of Argentina's campaign to strangle the Falkland Islands hydrocarbons industry is 'unacceptable' and taking action against British and international oil and gas companies has dangerous implications for global business, warned Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire on Monday reacting to an Argentine federal court ordering the seizure of UK and US assets involved in Falklands' operations.

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 19:45 UTC

Falklands elected government: “Argentina courts have no jurisdiction in the Falklands”

“The Falkland Islands is an Overseas Territory of the UK, and not subject to the laws of Argentina or any of its provinces”, underlined MLA Summers

“Argentine courts have no jurisdiction in the Falkland Islands”, said Falklands' lawmaker Mike Summers early Monday in response to the latest Argentine attempt into bullying the Islands and derailing its economy.

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 06:52 UTC

Tierra del Fuego governorship goes for a Cristina Fernandez ally

Last Sunday, Bertone won the first round of voting after mustering 42.26% of the votes against the 34.24% Sciurano.

President Cristina Fernandez Victory Front candidate for Tierra del Fuego Rosana Bertone will be the next governor of the province, after rival Federico Sciurano conceded defeat in the race to succeed Fabiana Ríos. With 70.9% of ballot stations counted Victory Front senator Bertone led with 50.1% of votes compared to 46.52% for Sciurano, from the opposition led coalition.

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 06:44 UTC

Aerolineas Argentinas and the stripper who pulled the take off throttle

Vicky and her two new friends in a selfie taken in the Buenos Aires Rosario flight

Argentina's flag carrier sacked two pilots and banned a glamorous star and part time stripper from flying in the airline following the release of a video where she is seen in the cabin manipulating some of the instruments when taking off and landing. Victoria Xipolitakis personally offered the recording in her cellular to a local television channel triggering immediate reaction from Aerolineas Argentinas, air security authorities and even passengers.

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 05:38 UTC

Argentine judge orders seizure of Falklands' oil companies assets

Timerman anticipated that on Monday he will formally request that the stock exchange regulators in London and New York implement the judge's order.

Argentina will pursue in Britain and the United States a local judge's order to seize assets of oil drillers operating in the disputed Falklands Islands, the Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman said in an interview published in a government financed newspaper on Sunday.

Sunday, June 28th 2015 - 10:22 UTC

Argentina's economy picks up 1.1% during first quarter compared to a year ago

Argentina announced that this agriculture year it will reach a record harvest of 116 million tons with soybeans making over half of the total

Argentina's GDP increased 1.1% during the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period last year, boosted by the domestic market and growths in the agricultural and construction sectors, the official Indec statistics bureau has revealed. This is the second quarter running that records an advance, following a drop in last year's third quarter.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

Ambassador Castro hosts social promotion activity of probably Argentina's next First Lady

Soledad Peralta, Banco Provincia Foundation; Carolina González Bunster, founder of “Walkabout” next to Ambassador Castro and Karina Rabolini

The president of the Argentine Banco Provincia foundation, Karina Rabolini, signed on Friday at the Embassy of Argentina in the United Kingdom a cooperation agreement with “Walkabout Foundation”, a non-profit organization that focuses on funding research to find a cure for paralysis and donating wheelchairs to people in need around the world.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas, a territorial integrity issue; a C24 visiting mission would have to be to Buenos Aires and London

Sending a visitors' mission would have to be to Bs As and London to emphasize, “Gentlemen, when are you going to sit and negotiate”, said Lasso Mendoza

The president of the UN Decolonization Special Committee (C24), Xavier Lasso Mendoza argued that the Falklands/Malvinas issue is a territorial integrity and sovereignty dispute between two countries, and since there is no subjugated people in the Islands, if a visiting mission is to be sent, it would have to be to Buenos Aires and London, with the simple message, ”when are you going to sit and begin negotiations?

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