Argentina

Argentina
Thursday, July 7th 2016 - 06:46 UTC

Cristina Fernandez back in court: Judge decides inhibition on her properties

Judge Bonadio decided an inhibition on Cristina Fernandez properties after she rejected a 15-million Peso embargo on her assets.

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Wednesday filed a complaint against the judge who recently opened an investigation into allegations she defrauded the state as part of her government's handling of the dollar futures market. Fernandez, who governed Argentina from 2007 to 2015, filed the complaint against judge Claudio Bonadio after appearing in his court in connection with the case.

Wednesday, July 6th 2016 - 06:54 UTC

Brazil asks Mercosur chair transfer to Venezuela to be delayed until August

Serra told Uruguay president Vázquez, “we're asking for more time. Let's wait 'til August, the Mercosur presidency must be the result of an unanimous decision”

The deep differences among Mercosur members as to who should hold the group's rotating chair this second half of the year surfaced openly in Montevideo with the surprise visit of Brazilian foreign minister Jose Serra and ex president Fernando Henrique Cardoso. The Brazilin delegation formally requested Uruguay, which currently holds the six/month Mercosur chair to suspend the transfer to Venezuela until at least August.

Wednesday, July 6th 2016 - 04:40 UTC

Macri pushes in Berlin for EU-Mercosur accord, but Merkel sides with France in the agriculture issue

“The most difficult chapter is agriculture, and his is essential and in that sense we need a more flexible position from the French side,” Macri said.

President Mauricio Macri met on Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin with both leaders holding a press conference to address the current state of talks regarding a trade agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016 - 06:54 UTC

Macri begins official visit to Germany looking for trade and investment

Macri will be received on Tuesday by the German president Joachim Gauck, and is set to share a work lunch with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Argentine president Mauricio Macri arrived in Berlin on Monday, in his first official trip to the country and as part of an European tour aimed at strengthening Argentina’s ties with the European Union. Macri arrived from Brussels where he met EU authorities and the day before, was in Paris with president Francois Hollande.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016 - 06:34 UTC

Macri insists in Brussels: “Brexit or not, our Malvinas claim will never change”

“Brexit or not, our claim will never change,” Macri told reporters in Brussels after talks with European Union leaders.

Argentine president Mauricio Macri said on Monday that his country's claim to the Falkland Islands remained unchanged following Britain's vote to leave the EU. “Brexit or not, our claim will never change,” Macri told reporters in Brussels after talks with European Union leaders.

Monday, July 4th 2016 - 09:20 UTC

Pope Francis at peace with Macri: denies any problems, “he's a noble person”

“I have no problems with president Macri. I don't like conflicts. I´m tired of repeating it”, said the pope.

Pope Francis said he has no problems with Argentine president Mauricio Macri, whom he described as a well born, noble person, revealing that in the past, as mayor and archbishop of Buenos Aires, they had differences but always addressed them in private and positively.

Monday, July 4th 2016 - 08:56 UTC

Cristina Fernandez calls on the opposition leaders to 'fulfill' their role checking on Macri's administration

“The opposition must fulfill its role. I believe it is lacking ideas,” she told news channel C5N in her first interview in months.

Argentine former president Cristina Fernandez criticized her fellow opposition leaders, accusing them of failing to “fulfill” their role as a check on President Mauricio Macri’s administration.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 09:43 UTC

Ex president Cristina Fernandez properties searched as part of a alleged financial fraud wider investigation

 The raids were ordered by judge Claudio Bonadio after allegations of corruption and fraud were leveled against Cristina Fernandez relating to a company

The properties of former Argentina president Cristina Fernandez, in the province of Santa Cruz, have been raided by police on Thursday. The search was part of an investigation into the ex president's possible involvement in financial fraud.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 07:11 UTC

Falklands: Red Cross clear on Argentine families' wishes of identifying remains at Darwin cemetery

The delegation were able to speak with Islanders:  Stanley public meeting last night, (L to R) Mike Summers MLA and the ICRC delegations  Edmond Corthesy, Laurent Corbaz, Morris Tidball-Binz and Oran

Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) currently visiting the Falkland Islands have stated they are quite clear on the wishes of the Argentine families, in relation to the potential future identification of remains of unknown Argentine soldiers in the Argentine memorial at Darwin.

Thursday, June 30th 2016 - 13:22 UTC

Paraguay does not accept Venezuela as Mercosur pro tempore chair; group split in half

Loizaga said Paraguay will not accept Venezuela's presidency since “it's not a good message for Mercosur because we were not consulted, nor was Brazil”.

Mercosur is again split over Venezuela because Paraguay, and apparently Brazil, have not been consulted regarding the decision to hand the pro tempore presidency of the block to Venezuela in July, as was agreed in Montevideo by Uruguay and Argentina.

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