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Friday, February 20th 2015 - 00:05 UTC

Pope meets relatives of AMIA bombing victims same day as the massive 'silent march' for Nisman

The Argentine pope, Burstein added, told the AMIA relatives he would do “everything possible” to help them.

A group of relatives of the Buenos Aires 1994 AMIA bombing victims attended a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, requesting the pontiff’s intervention to have Iran put the citizens of that country allegedly involved in the deadly attack at the disposal of justices in Argentina.

Thursday, February 19th 2015 - 06:52 UTC

Despite pouring rain thousands turned out in Buenos Aires demanding 'Justice' and honoring Nisman

A river of umbrellas along the road from Congress to Plaza de Mayo march peacefully.

Thousands of Argentines demonstrators participated worldwide, under different climatic conditions, in the rally led by federal prosecutors to honor late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, one month after his death. Demonstrators carried Argentine flags, chanted the national anthem and called for “Justice” and an independent judiciary branch.

Thursday, February 19th 2015 - 05:14 UTC

Buenos Aires Herald falls in the hands of a group close to Cristina Fernandez

Cristobal Lopez’s family originally from Spain and established in Patagonia where they mounted an economic group which got involved in different activities

The Indalo Media group which according to Argentine media belongs to businessman Cristobal Lopez, very close to the Kirchner family has purchased 60% of the Ambito editorial group which includes among others the financial daily Ambito, the Buenos Aires Herald and El Ciudadano from Rosario.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015 - 11:08 UTC

Argentine seafood exports reach 1.6bn dollars in 2014; squid and shrimp main items

Squid (Illex argentinus) was the main export item with 119,802 tons, 10% less than in 2013, when 133,082 tons were shipped abroad

Argentina's fish industry exported 493,244 tons last year totaling nearly 1.6 billion dollars. Although volume decreased 2.7% compared to 2013 (504,165 tons), revenue increased 6.6%, according to the latest report from the National Under-secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015 - 04:55 UTC

Thousands expected at the Buenos Aires 'Silence March' marking a month since the death of Nisman

“The demonstration will not be in favor of any party and the security perimeter will stop the access of anyone seeking to create problems”

Argentina is preparing for the so called “Silence March” that will take place on Wednesday 18 marking a month since the death of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman but which has also triggered much controversy among fellow prosecutors and the government of President Cristina Fernandez which describes it as an opposition political rally.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015 - 04:50 UTC

Nisman's daughters will attend the march to honor their father

Judge Arroyo Salgado in a release made clear the sole purpose of the family's attendance was to honor the former prosecutor Alberto Nisman

Argentine Federal Judge and former wife of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, Sandra Arroyo Delgado confirmed that she will be participating at Wednesday's “Silence march” together with her two daughters, Iara and Kala. It was a last minute announcement.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015 - 04:40 UTC

Argentina addresses letters to the US and Israel regarding Iran and AMIA

”Today, I am asking you again that the AMIA issue be included in the negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran”, said Timerman

Foreign Minister Hector Timerman held a press conference to inform Argentina was addressing a letter to both US Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman reaffirming Argentina’s “peaceful” stance in the resolution of conflicts, reiterating also its calls to have the AMIA case negotiations “included” in current talks between Washington and Tehran.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 05:40 UTC

Peru asks Argentine oil company to leave conflict zone while it reassesses contract

“That contract must be evaluated” minister Mayorga said on state television from Pichanaki, where deadly clashes took place earlier in the week

Peru will evaluate a natural gas contract it signed with Pluspetrol in 2005 and is asking the Argentine company to leave a restive Amazonian town following deadly protests, the government said on Thursday. Pluspetrol started exploratory activities in natural gas block 108 last year, upsetting locals in the town of Pichanaki who fear it will lead to pollution and hurt farming.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 05:13 UTC

Brazil and Argentina agree accords signed with China will not affect Mercosur

Vieira and his Argentine counterpart Timerman during the recent visit to Buenos Aires

Brazilian foreign minister Mauro Vieira discarded that the recent agreements reached by Argentina with China can interfere with Mercosur, while his Argentine counterpart Hector Timerman said that the package of accords with Beijing will “actually benefit Mercosur”.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 04:19 UTC

Cristina Fernandez pledges to continue despite mounting political pressure

“Some are amazed at how I can endure all I have to endure”, but living in Patagonia I learned that I can endure anything” said Cristina Fernandez

In her first appearance after being charged over the alleged cover-up of the AMIA terrorist attack, Argentine president Cristina Fernández, who has taken refuge at her home in Patagonia, was politically active participating in several public works inaugurations, but in no moment made reference to the case and promised to keep fighting.

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