Argentina

Argentina
Friday, December 5th 2014 - 06:01 UTC

HMS Dragon in Chile; Argentine media recalls Mercosur ban on RN vessels

 The Type 45 destroyer is one of the most modern vessels of the Royal Navy and is currently on South Atlantic deployment

Argentine media is reporting that HMS Dragon, Type 45 destroyer and one of the most modern vessels in the Royal Navy is currently in Valparaiso, Chile attending the Exponaval 2014, one of the main naval and maritime exhibition events in the Southern hemisphere.

Thursday, December 4th 2014 - 05:51 UTC

Falling oil prices comes as a blessing for dollar-short Argentina

“The fall in prices is going to reduce the burden on the state’s fuel purchases from abroad,” Kicillof said on the sidelines of a business conference.

The slump in global oil prices will reduce Argentina's energy import bill by several billion dollars, a development that could ease pressure on the Central Bank’s strained foreign-currency reserves, according to Economy minister Axel Kicillof.

Thursday, December 4th 2014 - 05:34 UTC

Cristina's immunity when she steps down, becomes a political topic

The Argentine president will be stepping down in December 2015

Argentine Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich denied that a bill to choose the members of Mercosur Parliament (Parlasur) through popular vote had a hidden agenda for granting immunity for President Cristina Fernandez after 2015, as was denounced by Buenos Aires Clarin newspaper.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 - 08:15 UTC

Falklands' patrol vessels support, allegedly from Brazil and Chile, trigger debate in Argentina

A recent foreign policy book from Di Tella's number two, Andres Cisneros has brought up the issue

Argentine opposition lawmakers expressed concern about alleged logistic support from Brazil and Chile to British warships and other auxiliary vessels in the South Atlantic and demanded the government of president Cristina Fernández report to Congress on the matter.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 - 07:36 UTC

Finally Argentina will have a US ambassador: he never visited the country or speaks Spanish

Noah Mamet, a bundler, is a consultant and was confirmed in a vote of 50 to 43 nays, despite sharp criticism by Republicans

The United States Senate confirmed soap opera producer Colleen Bell to be the next U.S. ambassador to Hungary and political consultant Noah Mamet to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Argentina on Tuesday. Neither of the two newly-confirmed Ambassadors are career diplomats, but both raised millions for President Obama's Presidential campaigns.

Monday, December 1st 2014 - 09:44 UTC

A “Malvinas 'invasion' with women”, Mujica proposes to the Argentines

 Mujica in his farm in the outskirts of Montevideo with his three-legged pet Manuela

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica said that if Argentina wished to recover the Falklands/Malvinas Islands it should appeal to the “women” and an invasion of “mattresses and blankets”.

Monday, December 1st 2014 - 09:18 UTC

Argentina's visiting Scioli was the first to officially announce Vazquez' victory

The presidential hopeful described Uruguay/Argentina relations as 'excellent' and even better if he is successful in his presidential bid.

Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli who on Sunday travelled to Montevideo to congratulate elected president Tabare Vazquez, unknowingly was the first person to officially confirm the victory of Uruguay's next leader a few minutes after voting booths were closed.

Monday, December 1st 2014 - 08:22 UTC

Presidential hopeful Scioli sends another 10.000 police on the beat in Buenos Aires province

“Security has, is and will be my priority until the last day of my mandate,” said governor Scioli during the ceremony, speaking to the thousands of cadets

Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli has reinforced his 2015 electoral platform promoting law-and-order and tackling crime after inspecting the 10,000 police cadets that graduated from the Juan Vucetich academy. The police officers will be joining the Buenos Aires provincial police and will be soon patrolling Greater Buenos Aires, rural areas and will be part of communal police forces.

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 06:17 UTC

Griesa rejects payment request from investors holding Argentine bonds in Euros

“I cannot make more exceptions” said Griesa and ordered that the payment of interest for those bonds remain frozen in the Bank of New York Mellon.

US Federal judge Thomas Griesa has rejected a request by European investors seeking payment on Argentine titles currently blocked in New York, despite an ongoing parallel court battle over the issue in London.

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 06:02 UTC

The Rolling Stones named 'guests of honor' by Buenos Aires City

“The Stones have become an essential part of popular music,” the initiative stated, arguing it is “undoubtedly the best rock and roll band in the world.”

British iconic rock band The Rolling Stones have been named Buenos Aires City “guests of honor”, after the city legislature passed an initiative proposed by ruling Victory Front (FpV) lawmaker Maria Rachid and “Seamos Libres” lawmaker Pablo Ferreyra.

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