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Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 - 01:07 UTC

“Another example of efforts to damage the Falklands' economy”

“Argentina in 2005 unilaterally withdrew from that agreement to the detriment of both Falklands and Argentine fisheries”, claimed MLA Rendell.

The Falkland Islands government reacted strongly to statements by the Argentine official in charge of Malvinas affairs who claimed that “the theft of squid and other valuable fish stocks” in the South Atlantic, was the reason behind the success of the Islands' economy, according to a report from the Express.co.uk.

Tuesday, July 21st 2015 - 05:24 UTC

Maximo Kirchner and Macri clash over Sunday's election in Buenos Aires

“They wanted to change everything last year and now they want to leave everything the same,” said Maximo Kirchner

Cristina Fernandez son, Maximo Kirchner, lawmaker candidate for the Victory Front took time on Monday to comment on presidential hopeful Mauricio Macri’s Sunday speech, after his candidate Horacio Rodriguez Larreta won in the Buenos Aires City’s runoff by a much closer margin than expected.

Monday, July 20th 2015 - 05:21 UTC

Macri's party retains Buenos Aires city but his presidential aspiration suffers a significant blow

 Rodriguez Larreta won 51.6% of ballots cast while opponent Martin Lousteau picked up 48.4%. Public opinion polls anticipated a ten points difference.

Argentina's conservative PRO party won the Buenos Aires City mayoral runoff on Sunday, clinging to its stronghold for a third consecutive term ahead of presidential elections in October, but by a smaller-than-expected margin. Horacio Rodríguez Larreta won 51.6% of ballots cast while his opponent Martin Lousteau picked up 48.4%. Public opinion polls anticipated a ten points difference.

Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 09:15 UTC

Cristina Fernandez hails Mercosur success in integration and in promoting a political block

“As responsible leaders, we cannot stop noticing the challenges we have ahead,” Cristina Fernandez said stressing the need to address destabilization attempts

In what can be considered her last speech before a Mercosur summit, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez, who is stepping down next December, hailed what she called the “magnitude of the importance of integration” in South America with the inclusion of both Venezuela and Bolivia showing the “success and the resounding failure for those who forecasted for years that the Mercosur was going to fail.”

Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 09:04 UTC

Buenos Aires City runoff expected to confirm Rodriguez Larreta as next government chief

Challenger Martin Lousteau managed 42% support while Rodriguez Larreta stood with 58%, according to the latest release from Qualitative pollsters.

The incumbent candidate for government chief of Buenos Aires City, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, was at least fifteen points ahead of his challenger in Sunday's runoff, according to the latest public opinion polls before the 48 hours ban on all campaigning.

Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 08:48 UTC

Judge removal from Cristina Fernandez case triggers more suspicions

“If they say I committed suicide, look for the murderer. It's not my style, investigate”, said ironically Argentine judge Claudio Bonadio

“If they say I committed suicide, look for the murderer. It's not my style, investigate”, said ironically Argentine judge Claudio Bonadio when he was asked how he felt after having been removed from the case looking into alleged money laundering and tax elusion in one of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner family businesses in the hotel industry, Hotesur.

Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 08:29 UTC

Jewish Congress criticizes “lack of progress” in investigation of 1994 AMIA bombing

Singer criticized the “lack of progress in the investigation” and added: “No matter how long it takes, we will not rest until justice has been done!”

World Jewish Congress (WJC) CEO Robert Singer criticized on Friday “a lack of progress” in the investigation of the 1994 AMIA bombing, during the twenty first commemorations of the attack on the local Jewish community headquarters in downtown Buenos Aires.

Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

UK ambassador in Argentina and Chubut governor workout Welsh immigration celebrations

“First Minister Jones will visit Chubut on 27/28 July. We are scheduled to meet at Government house to sign several agreements and bilateral talks” said Buzzi

UK ambassador in Buenos Aires John Freeman met with Chubut province governor Martin Buzzi in Rawson to work out the agenda of activities scheduled for the end of the month when Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones is expected to arrive for the 150th anniversary celebration of Welsh immigration to Argentina, reports the local media, Diario Jornada.

Friday, July 17th 2015 - 06:19 UTC

Argentine economy showing slight improvement but still delicate, says IMF

“We see a delicate situation regarding Argentina’s economy. Moving from a slight contraction to a slight growth statistically speaking” said Werner

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) slightly improved its outlook on Argentina’s economy saying the country will grow 0.1% in 2015 and will remain stagnant in 2016. Nevertheless, IMF warned the country is going through a “very delicate” situation and insisted that the improved outlook doesn’t change its views regarding Argentina.

Friday, July 17th 2015 - 05:28 UTC

Argentine Judge who ordered a raid of Cristina Fernandez's businesses, was removed

The raid was carried out at the real estate offices of Maximo Kirchner in Santa Cruz and involved Metropolitan Police agents, that is from Buenos Aires City.

An Argentine judge who on Monday ordered a raid of real estate offices belonging to the son of President Cristina Fernandez, on an ongoing probe into money laundering and tax elusion, was removed from the case on Thursday. A Federal court ruled the nullity of the order issued by Judge Claudio Bonadio after a presentation by Romina Mercado, niece of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and who also happens to figure as the head of the Hotesur company under investigation.

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