Wednesday, July 15th 2015 - 07:59 UTC

Catholic Church confirms 28.7% of Argentines live in poverty: 11.1 million

Cristina Fernandez graciously told the world at last month's FAO assembly in Rome: “poverty in Argentina is below 5%”.

The Social Observatory from the Argentine Catholic University, UCA, has reported that poverty in Argentina during 2014, included 28,7% of the population, which is equivalent to 11.5 million people, and higher than in the previous report.

Wednesday, July 15th 2015 - 07:25 UTC

Argentina's congressional index reports 1.52% inflation in June, and 27.9% in twelve months

“The Indec rates are so distorted that even the IMF decided not to review them because they were certain they would find false numbers”, underlined Bullrich.

Inflation in Argentina clocked 1.53% in June accumulating 27.9% in the last twelve months according to the report released on Tuesday by members of the Congressional opposition based on an average from private consultants. This week Argentina's government stats office, Indec in scheduled to announce the official rate.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015 - 05:29 UTC

Barrage of accusations following a Judge's order to raid Maximo Kirchner's real estate agency

Judge Claudio Bonadio formally requested information from Idea SA and Valle Mitre, companies which administrate hotels owned by Cristina Fernandez.

The raid ordered by an Argentine Federal Judge at a real estate agency which belongs to president Cristina Fernandez' son, Maximo Kirchner's in Rio Gallegos, triggered a barrage of accusations from government officials, just a few days ahead of decisive primaries in August, in anticipation of the October presidential elections.

Monday, July 13th 2015 - 09:03 UTC

The Peronist pope: Francis’s balancing act in Latin America, according to The Economist

The pope’s criticisms of free-market capitalism chime both with traditional Catholic social doctrine and with Peronism

Under the heading of “The Peronist pope”, The Economist has a piece on “Francis's balancing act in Latin America” dedicated to the eight day tour of three of the continent's poorest countries, but with the largest percentages of Catholics. But for Francis it is also a delicate balancing act since several current leaders in the region tend to blend the Church's 'option for the poor' with Marxist ideology.

Monday, July 13th 2015 - 06:36 UTC

Argentina' Cristina Fernandez flies to Paraguay meets Francis for the sixth time

The Argentine president had been invited by Paraguay's Cartés to attend the mass, and was the only regional head of state to visit Paraguay.

President Cristina Fernández was present on Sunday in the Paraguayan capital, Asunción to hear Pope Francis give mass during his visit, and greeted the Argentine citizens who had travelled to see the leader of the Catholic church. The head of state left the open mass at around midday, handing Francis a gift before retiring after witnessing the ceremony with Paraguayan counterpart Horacio Cartés.

Sunday, July 12th 2015 - 13:12 UTC

Falklands Group Reveals Details of the Life of “Veteran of the Malvinas” Alejandro Betts

“Betts was never in any danger from the Islanders or the British in 1982, because, among other things, no one knew that he had changed sides.”

Alexander Jacob Betts was never exposed to any danger whatsoever from other Falkland Islanders or Britain’s Armed Forces during the 1982 conflict. This has been stated by the Falklands History Group in reference to Betts, who was born in Stanley, and lived in the Islands until the end of the 1982 conflict, but who is now an Argentine citizen.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:53 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas UN resolution 2065 remembered in Ushuaia

Filmus proclaimed that “if we remain united, each of Latin America's causes will have a happy ending”

A group of lawmakers from six Latin American countries and Argentine officials met in Ushuaia in support of Argentine 'legitimate sovereignty rights over Malvinas, Georgia and South Sandwich Islands', in the framework of UN General Assembly Resolution 2065 fiftieth anniversary celebration, which called on the United Kingdom and Argentina to reach a peaceful negotiated solution over the Falklands/Malvinas dispute through bilateral discussions.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Falklands and Welsh anniversary in Argentina: chronicle of a foretold debate

Minister Carwyn Jones will be the first top level British official in years to visit Argentina, and there is a diplomatic protocol to be respected by both sides

Next 28 July Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones will be attending celebrations in the province of Chubut in the framework of the 150th anniversary of the first Welsh settlement in Patagonia, 28 July 1865. An event which in an electoral year in Argentina could become a good opportunity for president Cristina Fernandez to press on the Falkland Islands dispute, according to speculation in the Buenos Aires media.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:14 UTC

Falklands: Ambassador Castro hopes for UK/Argentina friendly and meaningful dialogue

Ambassador Castro with Lord Wigley, a Welsh political figure and chairman of the organizing committee for 150th anniversary celebrations

The Embassy of Argentina in the UK celebrated Independence Day on Thursday, highlighting the importance of national sovereignty and Latin American unity. Before a packed audience of over four hundred people, the Argentine Ambassador Alicia Castro delivered a speech in which she recalled that the aim of the struggle for independence was to unite all the peoples of Latin America.

Friday, July 10th 2015 - 07:34 UTC

Argentine Supreme Court rules on patient's right to choose a dignified death

The decision breaks new ground because it draws sharp distinction between termination of medical treatment, and euthanasia

Argentina's Supreme Court upheld “the right of every patient to choose a dignified death,” drawing a sharp distinction between halting treatment and euthanasia. Justices confirmed a lower court’s decision to allow the end of extraordinary measures to preserve the life of a person, who had remained in a persistent vegetative state since 1995.


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