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Friday, August 7th 2015 - 07:38 UTC

Argentina's worst terrorist (AMIA, 1994) attack trial takes off

“For once and for all, we need this to be cleared; it is a matter that has taken a long time. If not, it seems it was been left to be forgotten” said Fernandez

Argentina's Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernández hoped the AMIA cover-up trial that began on Thursday in Buenos Aires enables to find a “hint on the local connection” that paved the way for Argentina’s worst terrorist attack to take place 21 years ago.

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 06:53 UTC

YPF profits up, but no new joint-ventures in sight to develop Patagonia shale

YPF earnings have been cushioned from the collapse of international oil prices by a government-controlled price for domestic production: $78 dollars a barrel

Argentina's state-managed energy firm YPF posted a second quarter net income of 2.297 billion pesos ($252.8 million) on Wednesday, a 50.5% increase on the same period last year. YPF earnings have been cushioned from the collapse of international oil prices by a government-controlled price for oil produced in the country, which sits at about $78 dollars per barrel.

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 06:37 UTC

“Malvinas March” compulsory singing after the Argentine anthem in Salta province

The bill approved by the provincial Senate was signed and put into effect last 30 June by governor Juan Manuel Uturbey.

As of this week it is official in the Argentine province of Salta: after playing the Argentine national anthem, the “Malvinas March” is compulsory in all school, civilian and military events in that provincial territory. The bill approved by the provincial Senate was signed and put into effect last 30 June by governor Juan Manuel Uturbey.

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands' claim and sea access for Bolivia in the same package for Evo Morales

Bolivia's Evo Morales with a close friend, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez , during his recent visit to Buenos Aires

The Argentine government should support with 'determination' Bolivia's sea outlet claim to Chile, because if successful it will be so much easier for Argentina to recover the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, said Bolivian president Evo Morales in an interview.

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 08:59 UTC

Sunday's vote, Argentina's first step to October's presidential election

Macri is the undisputed leader of PRO and he proved it with eight years running as head of the Argentine capital

Argentines will be going to the polls this Sunday to vote in the open, simultaneous, mandatory primaries (PASO) when the different parties will be choosing their one-candidate for the big prize on 25 October when the successor of Cristina Fernandez will be elected together with half of the Lower House (129 seats), a third of the Senate (24 seats) and 43 members for the Mercosur parliament.

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 04:47 UTC

Argentine swimmers planning to cross Falkland Sound next March

The four swimmers will remain a week in the Falkland Islands waiting for the right moment for the crossing

Four professional swimmers from Mar del Plata, Argentina have announced they are preparing for a great challenge: next March they plan to cross the Falkland Sound joining West and East Falklands. Diego Piccardo, Martín Sánchez, Adrián Echeverría and Guido Ganín are training with professor Andrés Rosso under the supervision of the several times open sea champion Claudio Plitt.

Wednesday, August 5th 2015 - 06:52 UTC

Lost humpback whale which ended in Buenos Aires lured back to sea

The mammal, apparently a humpback, measuring some seven meters appeared near a posh Buenos Aires Yacht Club on Monday morning

A lost whale which made a surprise visit to a marina in the Buenos Aires port area, periodically surfacing among the yachts while hundreds of onlookers tried to capture the moment with smartphones, finally on Tuesday was lured back to the open sea in a combined operation.

Tuesday, August 4th 2015 - 13:16 UTC

Humpback whale surfaces in Buenos Aires alongside luxury yachts

News of the whale quickly spread on social media and was broadcast live by local stations; hundreds lined up along the port area to catch a glimpse.

A whale appeared in the marina of one of Buenos Aires' most exclusive up market neighborhoods on Monday, periodically surfacing alongside luxury yachts while hundreds of onlookers tried to capture the moment with smart phones.

Monday, August 3rd 2015 - 09:29 UTC

Argentine farmers at Palermo show opening: “please don't vote for 'populist adventures'”

“In a few days, democracy will be putting into the hands of all Argentines a powerful tool, a weapon loaded with future,” said Etchevehere next to Macri

Argentine farmers have taken sides decisively ahead of events leading to the presidential election in October and the primaries next weekend. At the opening of the country's major Palermo agriculture show in Buenos Aires, the head of the Argentine Rural Society Luis Etchevehere called on his fellow citizens to avoid supporting “democratically elected leaders but intoxicated with authoritarianism” and “populist adventures”.

Monday, August 3rd 2015 - 09:05 UTC

“You can't understand Pope Francis without Juan Peron and Evita Peron” says the Washington Post

The Pope is expected to address the US congress, the UN general assembly, and the Family Congress in Philadelphia. Before he will stopping at Cuba

Pope Francis will be visiting the United States next September, where he will address the United States congress, the United Nations General Assembly and attend the Family Congress to be held in Philadelphia.

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