Argentina

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Monday, April 7th 2014 - 05:43 UTC

Argentine church baptizes lesbian couple child; now they will fight for a catholic marriage

Umma Azul with her parents, Carina and Soledad

A daughter of a lesbian couple was baptized by the Catholic Church in Argentina on Saturday, April 5 with President Cristina Fernandez acting as the godmother. It was the first case in the country, a gesture of opening from the institution headed by Argentine Pope Francis.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 05:40 UTC

Twitter uproar: Cristina Fernandez account blocked to Falkland Islanders

The self blocked Cristina Fernandez twitter account

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez caused an uproar on Friday in the Twitter social network when she blocked access to the Falkland Islanders who mocked her statements about the presence of nuclear weapons at NATO' largest base in the South Atlantic, precisely in the Falkland Islands.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 03:00 UTC

Argentina thanks Papua New Guinea for its support in the Malvinas claim

Deputy minister Zuaín spent several days in Papua New Guinea, the first official visit in 38 years

Argentina's deputy foreign minister Eduardo Zuaín made an official visit to Papua New Guinea to establish closer political, cooperation and trade links and to thank the local government for their standing support for Argentina's Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute at the UN Special Committee on Decolonization.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 02:41 UTC

“Falklands nuclear missiles turned out to be penguins”

King Penguins ('nuclear missiles') in a beach near their rookery

Falkland Islanders replied with a picture of King penguins to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez claims that the Falklands had become NATO's largest base in the South Atlantic and was equipped with missiles that could reach any of the region's countries, and also had “nuclear weapons”.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 - 07:32 UTC

Former president Menem back on trial for the controversial sale of Palermo show land

Apparently the Palermo greens sale authorized by Menem was four times below the market price in 1991

Former Argentine president Carlos Menem and his former economy minister Domingo Cavallo were both formally indicted for embezzlement over the sale of the Rural Society property in the Buenos Aires high income Palermo neighborhood in 1991 at a price the court yesterday described as “vile.”

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 - 07:25 UTC

Argentina's YPF sells one billion dollars in 10-year bonds at 8.75% rate

YPF desperately needs fresh funds to turn the country again into self sufficient in oil and gas

Argentina’s nationalized oil and gas producer, YPF, sold 1 billion dollars in a bond sale on Tuesday, the company said in a statement. The 10-year bonds will pay 8.75% interest and were five times oversubscribed, YPF said. The U.S. dollar-denominated securities were issued under Argentine law and was considered a great success by the company.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 - 07:16 UTC

Controversy in Argentina over a spate of street lynching of suspected criminals

“They are not neighbors, we are dealing with murderers,” Sergio Berni

Argentina's security secretary said on Wednesday that those who take justice into their own hands are “murderers,” referring to recent cases of lynching of suspected criminals, and which has caused a serious controversy among politicians and members of the Judiciary branch.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 22:22 UTC

'Malvinas Islands'/'Gaucho Rivero' 50-Peso bill to honor Argentine fallen soldiers

The Argentine bill which currently has a value equivalent to approximately 5 US dollars

As part of the commemorations of the “Day of the Veterans and Fallen in the Falklands War”, or the 32nd anniversary of the start of the South Atlantic conflict with the UK, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez unveiled a new 50-Peso bill that will carry a map of the Malvinas Islands and is to be soon issued.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 21:25 UTC

Cristina Fernández blasts UK and NATO on Malvinas invasion anniversary

The Argentine president during her 30 minute speech at Malvinas Hall next to her full cabinet

Argentine President Cristina Fernández on the 32nd anniversary of the Malvinas Islands invasion by Argentine forces which triggered war (and defeat) with the UK, questioned the British government for not abiding by UN resolutions calling for Falklands sovereignty talks and suggested UK should be less involved in wars and more in looking after its own people.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 20:06 UTC

Ambassador Castro calls for dialogue; but ignores Falkland Islanders rights and wishes

“UK and Argentina have the opportunity to set an example to the world” argues Ambassador Alicia Castro

On the 32nd anniversary of the Argentine military invasion of the Falkland Islands, 2 April 1982, the Argentine embassy in London made public a release saying that the UK and Argentina have the opportunity to set an example to the world, and future generations by resolving the Malvinas question through peaceful and diplomatic means.

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