Argentina

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Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 08:12 UTC

Brazil questions Argentina's approach to China in military procurement

“I returned from Buenos Aires with assurances that Argentina gives leading priority to its association with Unasur”, said minister Jacques Wagner<br />

Brazil's minister of defense Jacques Wagner questioned Argentina's approach to China regarding military procurement, but discarded any conflict with Buenos Aires, since the country is a 'strategic and important partner' of Brazil. Apparently the issue was brought up by Jacques when he visited his counterpart Agustín Rossi in Buenos Aires last week.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015 - 08:43 UTC

Maximo Kirchner 'ripe' to run for an elected post, says Argentine cabinet chief

”All the elements are ripe for Maximo to be (a candidate in the province of Buenos Aires),” said Anibal Fernández

Argentina's cabinet chief Anibal Fernandez said on Tuesday he was convinced that Maximo Kirchner, the son of president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, would run for an elected post representing the province of Buenos Aires in the coming general elections of next October.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015 - 08:28 UTC

Nisman mother's home raided by police; Argentine government again blasts prosecutor's former wife

Homicide officers spent two hours at Sara Garfunkel's home searching for a safe in the apartment and also storage units in the building's basement.

The game of interests surrounding the investigation of Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman death escalated on Tuesday when police raided the home of the deceased's mother, and cabinet chief Anibal Fernández accused Nisman's former wife of putting 'obstacles' into the probe and suggesting insurance claims could be involved in her actions.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015 - 07:53 UTC

IMF estimates Argentine economy will contract 0.3% this year and expand 0.1% in 2016

Argentina's prospects have improved compared to October IMF estimates, as consequence of the “restraint in the balance of payments pressures.”

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, cut its growth estimates for Argentina for this year forecasting a 0.3% contraction followed by a shy recovery of 0.1% in 2016, the first post-Kirchner year. The data is from the IMF World Economic Outlook released on Tuesday in Washington.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015 - 11:42 UTC

Argentina's Chief Justice urges “end to impunity” and peoples' frustration

“Judges and prosecutors must make a great effort to give society a clear answer,” said Lorenzetti, urging ”to end with impunity” (Pic DYN)

Argentina's Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti called on the judges and prosecutors to make a greater effort towards a transparent society and urged for an “end to impunity” and peoples' frustrations with the court system. He was speaking in reference to the ongoing investigation into special prosecutor's Alberto Nisman's death on 18 January.

Monday, April 13th 2015 - 08:31 UTC

Argentina's AMIA 1994 terrorist attack trial will be held next 6 August

“We have great expectations in the trial,” Rodrigo Borda, who represents Memoria Activa, which represents relatives of the July 1994 attack victims

Argentina's Memoria Activa, one of the most active groups that gather together relatives of the victims of the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, celebrated the decision to hold a trial (6 August) for the cover-up of the bombing this year, which was announced on Friday after weeks of heated controversy between the Executive, the Supreme Court and the tribunal in charge of judging the case.

Monday, April 13th 2015 - 08:00 UTC

Ushuaia expects at least 16 additional calls for the 2015/16 cruise season

Ushuaia this season was the only Argentine port to see an increase in the number of cruise calls and visitors

Ushuaia in the extreme south of Argentina expects sixteen additional calls for the next cruise season 2015/16, according to Tierra del Fuego province ports authority, which together with other representatives attended the recent Seatrade Cruise international fair held in Miami. This includes vessels from the Norwegian Cruise Line, as well as the Splendor of the Seas, Crystal Symphony and Japan's Asuka II.

Sunday, April 12th 2015 - 10:29 UTC

Controversy over Argentine ambassador accounts, dismissed by US bank

“Luckily, the lies of the evil that with the worst objectives affect the honor of people fall apart” lashed out OAS Ambassador Nidia Garre

Argentine ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) Nilda Garre denied having accounts neither in the CNB Bank nor in the Felton Bank, saying the US-based entity had written proof that there were no accounts under her name there.

Sunday, April 12th 2015 - 08:22 UTC

Falklands 'raided' by British Special Forces to test the garrison's security, says UK media

According to the Sunday Express, the surprise attack involved members of the Special Boat Service who landed from the sea tasked with capturing key strategic targets

British Special forces have carried a raid on the Falkland Islands to test the garrison's security amid fears that Argentina may try to land commandos on the Islands, according to a piece published in the Sunday Express. Apparently such routine exercises are carried out in UK highly sensitive bases and defense compounds.

Sunday, April 12th 2015 - 07:36 UTC

Argentina's message to UK and US: “utterly ridiculous considering any regional country a threat.”

“I will not appeal to sovereignty. I will appeal to common sense. It is absolutely ridiculous considering any of us (regional countries) a threat.”

Addressing the Americas summit in Panama, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez strongly criticized United States policies towards the hemisphere, particularly Venezuela, and expressed 'surprise' at the parallelism between the Caracas/Washington current dispute and the latest round of Falklands' exchanges between London and her government. President Barack Obama was not present during the Argentine leader's speech on Saturday.

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