Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 05:17 UTC

Cristina Fernandez points her guns to the US and 'vulture funds', but no word on the Falklands

In her last address, the president defined the AMIA case “as a spider's web of foreign interests, in which the weakest and smallest are trapped”.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, President Cristina Fernandez accused the United States of 'protecting' a former Argentine intelligence agent, blasted the speculative or 'vulture funds', gave details of the Iran-US-Argentina dealings and to everybody's surprise did not mention a word about the Falkland Islands sovereignty claim.

Saturday, September 26th 2015 - 09:43 UTC

US dollar in Argentina at an all time record of 16.08 Pesos

Polls show Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli ahead of his top rival, Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri, but yet unable to avoid a runoff a month later

The unofficial or 'blue' US dollar exchange rate in Argentina hit an all-time high of 16.08 Pesos at the end of trading on Friday, due in part to policy uncertainty ahead of the October 25 presidential election, according to local market sources.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015 - 08:52 UTC

Argentine squid catch this season was down 23% to 127.217 tons

The jigger fleet of 65 vessels landed 117,038 tons of squid, 93.7% of the total. Most catches (98,048.7 tons) came from the area located south of latitude 44°.

The squid season closed in Argentina with a total landing of 127,216.9 tons of Illex argentinus, representing an annual decline of 23% (38,005.6 tons), according to the latest stats published by the Under secretariat of Fisheries of the Nation. Last year the catch totaled 165.221 tons.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015 - 07:05 UTC

Brazil's currency falls to its weakest level against the US dollar, 4.06 Reais

Brazil's real fell 2% to a session low of 4.06 per dollar, breaking a major psychological barrier and surpassing the previous record low of 4.014 in 2002.

Brazil's currency fell to its weakest level ever as investors cast a wary eye on negotiations over spending bills that could further complicate the country's tenuous fiscal position. The currency, like others across Latin America, was also hammered by a global rise in the dollar sparked by increased expectations that the US Federal Reserve is still on track to raise interest rates this year.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015 - 06:55 UTC

'Cristina Fernandez 2019' and a Scioli 'constructive transition' burst into the presidential campaign

”Scioli is a loyal, different man and, well, he could even be a very constructive transition to wait for the return of Cristina,” Carlotto told reporters

Estela de Carlotto, the president of Argentina's Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights organization, considered Daniel Scioli a “faithful and different man” whose triumph in the October presidential elections could pave the way for a “constructive transition” toward the “return of Cristina” Fernández to power in four years time.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 - 05:52 UTC

Argentina: Double celebration for Kirchnerism, in Chaco and Tucuman provinces

Kirchnerite contender Domingo Peppo was easily elected governor of Chaco province after receiving 53.35% of the votes in a closely-watched election

Double victory for Cristina Fernandez and the 'Kirchnerite' model: her candidates won the governorship in the northern province of Chaco and the Tucuman Supreme Court validated the result which confirmed that former Healthcare minister Juan Manzur last 23 August was the clear winner and the next governor of the province.

Monday, September 21st 2015 - 08:34 UTC

Argentina's top Electoral Court announces measures or ensure transparency

The Electoral Court (CNE) called on electoral parties to deliver more ballots to polling stations than usual and to regularly check if any ballots are missing

After considering the proposals made by opposition parties and NGOs, and “irregularities” during the recent election for governor in the province of Tucumán, Argentina's top electoral court has announced more than 20 measures aimed at reinforcing the transparency of the October 25 general elections.

Monday, September 21st 2015 - 08:19 UTC

Barrick Gold cyanide spill in Argentine mine analyzed by UN team of experts

Barrick Gold admitted that at least 224,000 liters of a “cyanide solution” have been spilled and said it was waiting on laboratory results over the substance.

A group of United Nations experts have started to analyze water samples in the Argentine northeastern province of San Juan where a spill from a malfunctioning cyanide pipeline in a gold mine belonging to Canada's multinational Barrick Gold has caused a water emergency. The Veladero mine in San Juan is one of the largest in Argentina and apparently the spill reached the rivers Jachal, Las Taguas and Blanco.

Monday, September 21st 2015 - 07:38 UTC

Cristina Fernandez attends Havana mass and meets with Pope Francis

This time, the seventh was mostly a protocol meeting, but Cristina Fernandez takes every opportunity possible to join the Argentine born Pope

Argentine president Cristina Fernández took part in Pope Francis' Sunday's mass from Havana's Plaza de la Revolucion, as she watched the pontiff in the company of her Cuban counterpart Raul Castro. Sitting next to the Cuban president, CFK followed Francis' services as he called for society to “protect the most fragile,” in a service witnessed by more than 100,000 worshippers at the Havana landmark.

Friday, September 18th 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Argentine officials furious with court annulment of gubernatorial election

Opposition vice presidential candidate Gabriela Michetti said the ruling was a turning point because it “puts an end to attempts at fraud in Argentina.”

The annulment by a Tucuman court of a gubernatorial election in a stronghold of Argentina's ruling party, outraged officials of President Cristina Fernandez's administration and gave a boost to opponents ahead of the Oct. 25 presidential contest.


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