Saturday, June 20th 2015 - 09:16 UTC

Buenos Aires/Moscow close ties are “a fact, not a wish”, says Argentine minister Kicillof

Kicillof pointed out that bilateral trade with Russia has increased 1,000% in recent years showing the two economies easily complement each other.

Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof speaking from Moscow said ties between Buenos Aires and Russia were “a fact, not a wish” praising the bilateral “natural understanding” and “complementation”, achieved by the two partners in economic, energy and trade affairs.

Saturday, June 20th 2015 - 00:14 UTC

Argentine congress members in Paris investigating HSBC with whistleblowers

 Roberto Feletti and a group of Argentine lawmakers met with French legislators and discussed the economic and political scenario of Europe and Latin America

Members of the Argentina's congressional bicameral commission investigating HSBC alleged illegal scheme to help Argentines evade taxes and siphon money out of the country, met in Paris with a group of French legislators and with UBS whistleblower Stéphanie Gibaud.

Friday, June 19th 2015 - 06:13 UTC

Cristina Fernandez confirms Scioli; sponsors three candidates for Buenos Aires province governor

“Make no mistake. I support all of Cristina’s decisions. She leads this project and I will remain part of this project,” Randazzo

In a display of her political standing, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez confirmed Daniel Scioli as her Victory Font's grouping presidential candidate forcing the other hopeful, whom she had also encouraged, Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo to step down from his candidacy.

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

Falklands' makes its debut among Argentine fans in the America Cup

The Argentine fans share with their English counterparts a history of violence and excesses

The America Copa (Cup) currently being played in Chile, and the region's national teams main football competition, has not been without incidents. The one that has attracted most headlines, so far, was the host's leading squad player, Arturo Vidal who went on public television to apologize for drunk driving after crashing his Ferrari.

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 05:35 UTC

Argentine province makes it mandatory to sing a march dedicated to Malvinas Islands

The song' lyrics is a setting of poem written by Carlos Obligado in 1940, that is 42 years before Argentina’s failed invasion of the Falklands.

The Argentine province of Salta has passed a law forcing people to sing a song at every public event declaring that the Falkland Islands belong to Argentina. The law will also require every state school in the province to sing the song, known as ”Lilian Guitián, alongside the national anthem.

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 05:18 UTC

Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson as lead presenter of Top Gear

“I promise I will do everything I possibly can to respect what has gone on before and take the show forward,” pledged Chris Evans

British TV and radio personality Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson as the lead presenter of an all-new Top Gear line-up, the BBC has announced. Evans said he was “thrilled” to get the job, describing the motoring show as his “favorite program of all time”.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015 - 05:56 UTC

Presidential hopeful Scioli names Cristina Fernandez confident as his running mate

On making the announcement Scioli confirmed he made the choice after talking with President Cristina Fernández and proposing the official as running mate.

Argentine presidential hopeful and Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli announced he will run for president with Carlos Zannini, the current Legal and Technical Presidential secretary and one of the closest advisors of President Cristina Fernandez, completing the ticket.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015 - 05:46 UTC

Stiglitz comes to the rescue of Argentina and Greece on debt restructuring

Stiglitz continues to assert that the US Treasury's belief that sovereign debt restructurings do not need to be under international law is “incredible”.

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has reiterated his support for a wider system of control on international sovereign debt restructuring, citing the examples of Argentina, Greece and Ukraine to back up his assertion that the area needs more supervision to protect those involved.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015 - 05:30 UTC

OAS declaration in support of Malvinas UK/Argentina talks; Canada disagreed

Timerman addressing the OAS assembly. His words must have been very boring since Daniel Filmus sitting behind is clearly fast asleep in his chair.

The Organization of American States, OAS, meeting in general assembly approved on Tuesday a declaration urging negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015 - 05:14 UTC

Tierra del Fuego's May inflation almost three times the official 1% rate

Tierra del Fuego is ruled by Governor Fabiana Ríos a close ally of President Cristina Fernandez.

Tierra del Fuego's Consumer Prices Index, CPI for May was almost three times higher than the Argentine government official index from stats office Indec: 2.7% against 1%. The percentage was provided by Tierra del Fuego's Stats and Census Office, which also shows that in the first five months of the year inflation reached 11.4% and 28% in the last twelve months, well above the 15.3% from Indec.


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