Friday, October 7th 2011 - 21:17 UTC

Freedom of expression oppressed and endangered in Argentina claims independent media

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner administration accused of “consecrating an only official speech”

Argentina’s main private media association, ADEPA, launched a devastating report on freedom of expression in Argentina and warns of the existence of “a mechanism geared to divulge official reports and aggrieve those who think differently”.

Friday, October 7th 2011 - 18:13 UTC

Argentine October presidential election, just another calendar day for CFK

Governor Daniel Scioli has assured support from the crucial Buenos Aires province

Buenos Aires pollster Poliarquía which in recent years has better anticipated electoral results in Argentina, forecasts a comfortable victory for President Cristina Fernandez (CFK) re-election bid next Sunday 23, confirming a third consecutive mandate for the Kirchner couple.

Friday, October 7th 2011 - 17:59 UTC

Argentina confident it can cope with a “global contraction”

Minister Feletti says “global demand can be replaced with regional demand”

Argentina has the ability to sustain its economic growth amid a slowdown in the global economy, thanks to domestic demand and trade with other South American nations, said Deputy Economy Minister Roberto Feletti.

Thursday, October 6th 2011 - 08:30 UTC

Chile expels Argentine military involved in crimes against humanity

Colonel Duret has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the disappearance of a political opponent in 1976

The Chilean government ordered the immediate expulsion of international fugitive and human rights violator Alejandro Duret on Tuesday. The order was given just hours after his arrest was confirmed in Talca, located in central Chile’s Maule Region.

Thursday, October 6th 2011 - 02:16 UTC

Uruguayan auto assembly industry exempt of Brazil’s IPI 30% tax increase

Uruguayan car assembly plants do not comply with Brazil’s 65% local or regional components condition

In the framework of the so called Plan Maior, Brazil adopted measures to stimulate its industry with the purpose of increasing productivity and containing competition from Chinese produce in its domestic market.

Thursday, October 6th 2011 - 01:45 UTC

FIFA bribery allegations: Grondona apologizes for ‘unacceptable’ insults about England

Grondona said he would vote for England (2018) if they gave back the Malvinas Islands

Julio Grondona, Argentina's FIFA vice-president has apologised for his “unacceptable” insults about England, David Bernstein the chairman of the English Football Association said. The controversy at the time also involved bribery allegations and the Falklands/Malvinas Islands dispute.

Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 22:05 UTC

Canadian rating agency upgrades Argentina, but warns about external shock

The administration of President Cristina Fernandez lacks long term management

DBRS rating agency from Canada upgraded on Wednesday its ratings on Argentina's long-term foreign and local currency securities to “B” from B (low). The trends have been revised to Stable.

Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 21:44 UTC

Global financial crisis “starting to affect” Argentina says manufacturers union

De Mendiguren: keeping close track of events in Brazil, crucial for Argentina

The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José Ignacio de Mendiguren, warned on Wednesday that Argentina “is starting to be affected” by the global financial crisis, furthering that the country “is not protected” against the situation.

Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 16:39 UTC

“UK will protect the Falklands as long as they want to remain British” says Defence chief Fox

Fox addressing the Conservative party conference

Britain will protect the people of the disputed Falkland Islands for as long as they want to remain British citizens, Defence Secretary Liam Fox said on Wednesday speaking at the annual conference of the ruling Conservative Party.

Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 09:13 UTC

How the Argentine military to save a collapsing regime, planned the Malvinas invasion war

Galtieri receives the presidential sash from Admiral Anaya

Juan B Yoffre, an Argentine journalist, businessman and politician (he was Intelligence chief for two years with former President Carlos Menem) has written a book “1982” on the Falklands/Malvinas conflict where he reveals how the idea of the military invasion was secretly elaborated and implemented.


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