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Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 11:55 UTC

Argentine government discards 'social outbreaks' this end of the year despite 'destabilizing' groups

Parrilli, one of Cristina Fernandez most trusted aides was responsible for the message that the situation is 'normal' and will continue so

Fearing a repeat of last year's police mutiny which led to rioting and looting, one of President Cristina Fernandez most trusted aides, Oscar Parrilli, Secretary General of the Executive, pledged that Argentines will be able to spend some quiet, peaceful year-end celebrations with no “element” proving a social outbreak.

Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 11:29 UTC

Argentine argues before NY Appeals court the central bank is not an 'alter ego' of the administration

Holdouts said the Argentine Central Bank is liable for embargo due to its links with the President Cristina Fernández administration

Lawyers representing the Argentine government and the Central Bank have defended the country's stance on the debt conflict in a hearing with the New York Second Circuit Appeals Court, rejecting the notion that holdout investors could confiscate reserves or assets belonging to the financial entity.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 08:19 UTC

Summit supports Argentina in its struggle with bond holders

Leaders reaffirm their solidarity and support for Argentina in a solution which does not compromise its development or the wellbeing of its people

The two-day summit of Ibero American leaders meeting in Mexico, besides the traditional declaration, also put out a special statement in support of Argentina and its ongoing struggle with speculative funds.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 08:02 UTC

Falklands' sovereignty bilateral talks requested by leaders' summit in Mexico

Negotiations should be in the framework of resolutions from the United Nations, Organization of American States including the principle of territorial integrity.

Argentina managed to include a special statement on the Falklands/Malvinas question, at the end of the Ibero American leaders summit held in Mexico, calling on both sides of the dispute, Argentina and the UK, to resume negotiations, in the shortest time possible, to reach a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands and surrounding maritime spaces.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 07:33 UTC

Churchill sent troops to the Falklands in 1942 fearing a Japan-Argentina entente

“The Falklands are very well known and their loss would be a shock to the whole Empire,” wrote Churchill. “They would certainly have to be retaken.”

Winston Churchill dispatched 1,700 troops to the Falkland Islands in 1942 out of concern that the Japanese were planning to invade the territory and interfere with critical sea routes in the South Atlantic. In support of this plan Tokyo allegedly was prepared to hand control of the Falklands to Argentina, according to a piece in the Daily Telegraph, credited to Julian Ryall, from the Japanese capital.

Tuesday, December 9th 2014 - 23:42 UTC

Former Roma mayor accused of laundering 'suticases full of money' in Argentina

Alemanno, a right-wing politician, mayor of Rome between 2008 and June 2013 is currently under formal investigation for mafia association and corruption.

A mafia corruption investigation into alleged wrongdoing by the former mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, stretched all the way across the Atlantic to Argentina, following reports in the Italian media that the right-wing politician visited Patagonia three years ago, accompanied by his son, with “suitcases full” of undeclared money.

Tuesday, December 9th 2014 - 08:52 UTC

“Kicillof's economy post still too big for him, but he has changed a lot in a year”

Mendez said that Kicillof is proving he can be a minister, “but that post is still too big for him, he needs more experience”

The head of the Argentina's powerful manufacturing lobby, UIA, Hector Mendez fired harsh words against Economy Minister Axel Kicillof stressing “his post is still too big for him”, but admitted he 'has advanced' in the last twelve months.

Monday, December 8th 2014 - 07:18 UTC

Argentina claims BBC Top Gear had three different plates and planned to set the cars on fire

Clarkson's Porsche '91 with the controversial plate that triggered incidents

The BBC Top Gear team which last October toured Argentina with three vehicles and which triggered a strong controversy apparently had three different plates in just one car and tried to torch the vehicles to cause further 'scandal', according to reports from the Patagonian police which were attached to a second letter sent by Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro to the BBC Executive Board.

Monday, December 8th 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Lagarde wishes to continue improving relations with Argentina

“I think our relationship has gotten better, and I want to continue improving it,” Lagarde told reporters in Chile

The head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde said she wishes to “continue improving” the relationship between the IMF and Argentina, while at the same time focusing on the necessities of the region's third largest economy which is not growing as fast as it should.

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 04:44 UTC

Argentina stats: IMF sees advances, but the issue is a heated debate in Congress

The congressional index is 'irresponsible' and a miniscule group of lawmakers can't attribute themselves the full house representation, said Carmen Bianchi

The International Monetary Fund has expressed conformity with the achievements made by the Argentine government regarding the updating of the country's statistics, and hoped to finish its evaluation in February, Director Christine Lagarde announced during a press conference in Santiago de Chile.

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