Argentina

Argentina
Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 09:16 UTC

“K” money funneling scam finally emerging: from 'sweet solidarity' to a convent

Jose Lopez, a most loyal pawn of the Kirchner couple since 1991; it is estimated that 130bn dollars in public works contracts passed through his hands

Argentine public opinion still hasn't been able to overcome last week's events: a civil engineer who has been working for the Kirchner couple since 1991 and managed some 130bn dollars in public works in that time is locked in a psychiatric ward awaiting charges after he was discovered trying to hide almost 9 million dollars cash and jewels in a rather secretive convent.

Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 04:34 UTC

Malcorra will present the Malvinas case before C24 next Thursday

In New York Malcorra will attend the C24 annual session representing Argentina, when Falklands lawmakers will also be making their position

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra will be absent from the debate on the Venezuelan situation scheduled for next Thursday in Washington, since that same day she will be attending the UN Special Decolonization Committee when the Falklands/Malvinas issue is to be addressed.

Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 04:23 UTC

Argentina “authorizes” Red Cross assessment mission to the Falklands

The Argentine cemetery in Darwin which holds the remains of Argentine combatants from the 1982 conflict including 123 graves “only k	nown by God”

Argentina extended an authorization to the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, for a technical assessment mission to the Malvinas Islands at the end of the month, to help with the initiative for the identification of the remains of Argentine Armed Forces members buried in the Argentine cemetery of the Islands, according to a Friday official release from the Foreign ministry in Buenos Aires.

Friday, June 17th 2016 - 07:48 UTC

Argentine Jewish community criticize UN chair hopeful Malcorra on a Unesco vote

The letter sent by DAIA warns that the Unesco resolution implies “a serious false step”, although acknowledging the change of attitude of the Macri government

Argentina's Jewish community sent a strong letter to foreign minister Susana Malcorra rejecting and condemning the administration of president Mauricio Macri for having supported a controversial Unesco resolution under the heading of “Occupied Palestine”.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 20:35 UTC

Falklands will receive a visit from the International Red Cross

The Argentine Memorial in Darwin which holds the remains of Argentine combatants from the 1982 South Atlantic conflict

A four person delegation from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will be visiting the Falkland Islands from 27 June to 2 July, as part of the humanitarian mission to help identify the mortal remains of unnamed Argentine combatants buried at the Argentine memorial in Darwin.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 08:08 UTC

Argentina's revamped stats data launched: May inflation 4.2%

“We are leaving a period where public confidence was destroyed and especially at Indec,” Mr. Todesca said Wednesday at a news conference.

Argentina released inflation figures for the first time since December last year, when newly elected president Mauricio Macri suspended the publication of economic data and intervened the official stats office, Indec, following long standing claims of manipulation by his predecessor.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:55 UTC

Malcorra thanks OAS for continued support to Argentina on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute

Malcorra recalled that the lack of a solution to the situation for so many years, “has been an obstacle for the full development of bilateral relations”, between the two countries.

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra reiterated Argentina's call to OAS state members to continue supporting the resumption of negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas question. A controversy which she said, “involves the whole southern hemisphere”.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:47 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: OAS Assembly calls on Argentina/UK to resume sovereignty negotiations

OAS supports Argentina's commitment ”to continue exploring all possible tracks for the peaceful solution of the controversy and for its constructive attitude towards the inhabitants of the Falklands/M

The Organization of American States, OAS, approved on Wednesday a declaration calling on Argentina and Great Britain to resume negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas question as soon as possible.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:25 UTC

Macri attends economic forum in Colombia; reaffirms Argentina's commitment to the Pacific Alliance

“Mercosur needs a greater integration dynamics and must be open to work with other regional blocks such as the Pacific Alliance”, Macri said at the Nariño Palace.

Argentine president Mauricio Macri said Mercosur needs “a greater integration dynamics” and defended the idea that the Atlantic regional block country members work to reach agreements with countries of the Pacific Alliance.

Wednesday, June 15th 2016 - 05:26 UTC

An Argentine ex-Kirchnerite official caught red-handed trying to hide bags of cash in a monastery

The ex-Kirchnerite official was arrested after neighbors warned authorities about the presence of a man throwing bags over a dividing line of bushes.

An Argentine former secretary of Public Works with the Cristina Fernandez administration, Jose Lopez, and currently a member of the Mercosur parliament, was arrested on Tuesday in the Buenos Aires province locality of General Rodríguez while he was trying to hide bags full of money and an automatic gun in the garden of a convent.

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