Friday, May 15th 2015 - 07:06 UTC

Scioli and Randazzo, the two hopefuls competing for Cristina Fernandez legacy

Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli has been a faithful follower of Cristina Fernandez despite some humiliating reactions from the president

Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli and Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo will be the only Argentine presidential candidates to compete in the coming August incumbent Victory Front, PASO primaries.

Friday, May 15th 2015 - 07:01 UTC

UN praise for Argentina's maternity and children's social protection schemes

Argentina “closed a gap in the coverage of child benefits through the introduction of the universal child allowance”, underlined Isabel Ortiz

Argentina has substantially improved its social protections for maternity and young children, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Thursday, May 14th 2015 - 08:45 UTC

Malvinas war veterans appeal abuses case to Inter American Human Rights Commission

The case before IHRC alleges 'denial of justice' following on Argentina's Supreme Court refusal to take the case because of time limit expiration

Malvinas war veterans have taken their Human rights abuse case against Argentine officers to the Inter American Human Rights Commission, IHRC, following on Argentina's Supreme Court decision rejecting the case because of time limit.

Thursday, May 14th 2015 - 07:38 UTC

Argentine Supreme Court confirms Chief Justice and challenges Cristina Fernandez

The extraordinary accord, with all ministers present signed resolution 15/15, confirming Lorenzetti as Chief Justice for the period 2016-19

Argentina's Supreme Court has signed an “extraordinary accord” confirming the re-election of Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti to the chair until 2019, in a meeting attended by Justice Carlos Fayt who has been the target of an ongoing attack from the administration of president Cristina Fernandez, which wants the 97 year judge impeached.

Wednesday, May 13th 2015 - 07:37 UTC

Nisman's criminal case against President Cristina Fernandez was buried on Tuesday

The panel unanimously agreed to accept prosecutor Javier de Luca’s decision to drop Nisman's case saying there was no crime on which to base an investigation.

The criminal case against President Cristina Fernandez was closed Tuesday when federal judges from Cassation Court accepted a prosecutor’s decision not to pursue accusations that she had conspired to shield Iranians suspected of planning the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, May 13th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

Argentina's congress to begin evaluation of Justice Fayt's health condition

With a majority vote from the ruling Victory Front and its allies, the committee headed by Anabel Fernandez Sagasti accepted the impeachment proposal

Argentina's Lower House Impeachment Committee has approved a motion to begin evaluations on the health of Supreme Court Justice Carlos Fayt, in order to determine whether the judge has the physical and mental capacity to continue in his post.

Tuesday, May 12th 2015 - 06:25 UTC

Argentina reacts to hedge funds attempt to block a fresh debt emission

“It is nothing more than another desperate attempt, after the vulture funds' failure in their efforts to stop the recent auction” said Ministry Kicillof

Argentina has launched a stinging attack on hedge funds attempting to block payment on last month's Bonar 24 debt issuance, stating that the petition shows the 'vulture funds' desperation following the successful auction.

Tuesday, May 12th 2015 - 06:12 UTC

Chile's renews 'explicit' support for Argentina's Falklands/Malvinas claim

Daniel Filmus (R) met with Chilean foreign minister Muñoz and the leaders of the Lower House and Senate in Santiago

The Chilean government has renewed its 'explicit' support for Argentina's sovereignty claims over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, according to Daniel Filmus, the Argentine official head of the special department for affairs relative to the Malvinas Islands, who is currently in a political tour in Santiago.

Tuesday, May 12th 2015 - 06:05 UTC

Argentine presidential election next 25 October and run-off 22 November

Daniel Scioli, Sergio Massa and Mauricio Macri are the hopefuls for next October

The Argentina government formally announced on Monday the primary and national elections calendar, which for the first time includes direct vote for representatives to the Mercosur parliament. Simultaneous primaries will be held on 9 August while the presidential election on 25 October.

Monday, May 11th 2015 - 09:34 UTC

Argentine congress will try to evaluate 'psychophysical condition” of Justic Fayt

Justice Fayt's evaluation was requested by cabinet chief Anibal Fernandez (L) who has questioned the judge's capability to work in Argentina's top court

Argentina's Lower Houe Impeachment Committee has a busy week ahead, with the agenda including a request to evaluate Supreme Court Justice Carlos Fayt’s 'psychophysical condition'. The committee will also treat impeachment requests against Prosecutor General Alejandra Gils Carbó, foreign minister Hector Timerman and vice-president Amado Boudou.


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