Argentina

Argentina
Thursday, May 27th 2010 - 08:51 UTC

More shadows than lights in Amnesty’s annual report on Argentina

Male violence against women is of “deep concern”

Amnesty International (AI) expressed its “deep concern” regarding male violence towards women and the current prison situation in Argentina, where the evictions of indigenous communities from their ancestral lands was also denounced.

Wednesday, May 26th 2010 - 06:21 UTC

Argentina, full of confidence at home and abroad, including the Malvinas Islands

Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana

Argentina formally appealed to the British government to discuss sovereignty over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands in a column signed by Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana, published Tuesday in The Guardian in coincidence with the commemoration of Argentina’s bicentenary.

Wednesday, May 26th 2010 - 06:09 UTC

Buenos Aires re-inaugurates an impressive re-furbished Teatro Colon

One of the world’s top opera houses during the Bicentenary performances

Buenos Aires iconic Colón Theatre, probably the world’s most impressive opera house known for its acoustics, shone once again Monday evening with a gala that launched its re-opening after a three-year restoration process, as the milestone of Argentina’s Bicentenary celebrations.

Wednesday, May 26th 2010 - 05:48 UTC

US Judge seizes 2.43 billion USD Argentine government deposits in New York

New York federal Judge Thomas Griesa

New York Federal Judge Thomas Griesa seized 2.43 billion US dollars that Argentina’s government owned Banco Nación had deposited in the city in response to a claim presented by a group of Argentine bondholders that did not make it into the debt-swap.

Tuesday, May 25th 2010 - 05:59 UTC

Argentina rejects UK complaints, demands Falklands’ sovereignty talks

Ambassador Shan Morgan

Argentina rejected Monday Britain’s complaints about maritime controls in the South Atlantic and again condemned the “unilateral and illegitimate acts” of the UK regarding hydrocarbons exploitation in the continental shelf of the Malvinas/Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.

Monday, May 24th 2010 - 05:43 UTC

Argentina’s May celebrations with multiple parades included Malvinas veterans

Malvinas veterans joined the celebrations and received enthusiastic support

“Let the Bicentennial festivities begin” Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced on Friday and Argentina put its best military and musical display on Saturday in the build-up toward Tuesday’s 200th anniversary of the country’s nationhood Tuesday May 25.

Monday, May 24th 2010 - 02:04 UTC

Falklands’ diplomatic exchange escalates: Argentina summons British ambassador

British ambassador in Buenos Aires Shan Morgan is to meet Taiana Monday

British Ambassador in Buenos Aires Shan Morgan has been summoned for a meeting on Monday with Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana to receive a formal reply notice to the escalating diplomatic exchange between the two countries over Falklands and other South Atlantic Islands sovereignty which Argentina claims.

Saturday, May 22nd 2010 - 07:14 UTC

“I’d rather fix the blocks on trade than the bridge pickets”, says Mujica

The Uruguayan president was 75 this week, “one day less in my personal clock”

Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica was ironic Thursday when asked about the current roadblock on the Gualeguaychú-Fray Bentos border-crossing bridge with neighbouring Argentina (in place for over four years now) and asked whether he should “spit Argentina in the eye,” while explaining he is more focused on trade blocks than road blocks.

Saturday, May 22nd 2010 - 07:09 UTC

Mrs Kirchner proud that “God wanted me to be the president of the Bicentenary”

The Bicentenary Promenade in the heart of Buenos Aires City at the foot of the imposing Obelisk

Argentina begun Friday the bicentenary celebrations with the main stage mounted at the feet of the Obelisk in the capital Buenos Aires with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner marking the official launching of the several days events.

Saturday, May 22nd 2010 - 07:02 UTC

Argentine indicators show the economy picking up strongly

Increased auto production and exports to Brazil helped boost March/April data

Argentina's economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly two years in March, expanding 8.1% from a year earlier as strong industry activity strengthened a recovery, according to government data.

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