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Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 05:24 UTC

Falklands' naval exercises: “regular routine training”, says Ministry of Defense

HMS Iron Duke gun fire exercise in the Falklands took place some weeks ago in October and was “part of a routine training schedule planned long in advance”.

UK described recent combined military exercises in and around the Falkland Islands as part of regular routine training. The statement follows on Thursday's strong Argentine protest, (which claims sovereignty over the (Malvinas) Islands), and called the military exercises a “new provocation”.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 01:13 UTC

Parlasur dialogue with Kelpers: a great opportunity lost

“Taking into account the interests of the Islands population”, many of whose ancestors have been living there since the 1850s, is basic for any resolution.

By Jaime Trobo (*) - Parlasur, acronym for Mercosur Parliament, decided to approve a declaration relative to the Malvinas Islands situation, and more specifically on the sovereignty conflict between the Argentine Republic and Great Britain, which has been ongoing for over 180 years with no reasonable accord.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 18:16 UTC

Falklanders invited to 'third party' dialogue with Argentine lawmakers

Dr. Asseff has written on the Falklands dispute and is also chair of the Mercosur Committee in the Lower House and holds a bench in the Mercosur Parliament

An Argentine congressman has extended an open invitation to two, three 'inhabitants of the Falkland Islands', to participate in a meeting with Argentine lawmakers interested in listening to the 'third party' in the Falklands/Malvinas dispute.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Argentina raids 71 banks and financial entities suspected of money laundering

More than 250 agents took part in the operation, which involved institutions in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Cordoba, and Buenos Aires City

Argentina's AFIP tax revenue service on Tuesday carried out searches at 71 banks, currency exchanges and other financial entities suspected of money laundering, the government said. More than 250 agents took part in the operation, which involved institutions in this capital and in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Cordoba, AFIP said in a statement.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Petrobras Argentina plans to invest 622m dollars to explore for shale gas

Petrobras Argentina expects to drill 44 wells at depths of up to 4,000 meters in Neuquen's Punta Rosada formation, Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich

The Argentine unit of Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras plans to invest 622 million dollars to explore for non-conventional natural gas in Neuquen, the Argentine government announced on Monday.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 03:19 UTC

“Falklands/Malvinas current policy is a losing option and leads nowhere”

Trying to dislodge the Islanders of their soil, after eight generations is unfair. They have been shepherds all their lives” argued Escudé

Argentina's current policy on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty is a losing option because it is a 'maximalist' attitude with the purpose of ‘full recovery' of the disputed islands, said Argentine political scientist and writer Carlos Escudé.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 07:25 UTC

Griesa authorizes Citibank to pay restructured bonds under Argentine law

Griesa's order gives Citigroup further breathing room in the ongoing dispute between the hedge funds and Argentina

New York District judge Thomas Griesa has authorized Citibank to complete the transfer of 85 million dollars to holders of restructured Argentine bonds under Argentine law, meeting debt services that expire on December 31.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 04:00 UTC

Falklands' British 'colonial occupation' condemned by Parlasur

“Let me tell you how grateful we are to this special session on an issue so important for my country”, said Timerman addressing Parlasur lawmakers.

The Mercosur parliament, Parlasur, in a special Monday session held in Montevideo, rejected British 'control' over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands and described the situation as a colonial conflict of 'global' proportion which threatens the region.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 09:13 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas issue to be debated at the Parlasur Parliament

The extraordinary session will have the special attendance of Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman and his Uruguayan peer Luis Almagro

The Falklands/Malvinas dispute and 'colonialism' will be discussed on Monday during an extraordinary session of the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur, in Montevideo with the attendance of Argentine and Uruguayan foreign ministers Hector Timerman and Luis Almagro.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 08:37 UTC

Argentine president begins ten-day resting period in Olivos

Cristina Fernandez was discharged given “the good evolution of the sigmoiditis event” she has shown over the past week

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was discharged on Sunday from Otamendi hospital where she had been admitted a week ago to be treated for sigmoiditis, an infection of the colon.

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