Argentina

Argentina
Monday, May 3rd 2010 - 08:02 UTC

Corruption Claims in Argentine/Venezuelan Trade Involve Néstor Kirchner

Former Argentine ambassador to Venezuela Eduardo Sadous stands by his statements to a federal court

The Argentine political establishment is agitated after the heavy remarks made before a federal judge by former Argentine ambassador to Venezuela Eduardo Sadous, who said local businessmen had to pay kickbacks to former president Néstor Kirchner administration officials to be able to export their goods to Venezuela.

Saturday, May 1st 2010 - 08:44 UTC

Argentine Supreme Court Judge says Botnia Pickets are “Illicit, but not Illegal”

Judge Eugenio Zaffaroni

An Argentine Supreme Court Judge has said that the pickets blocking an international bridge linking neighbouring Argentina and Uruguay to protest the construction of a pulp mill on the Uruguayan side are “illicit but not illegal”.

Saturday, May 1st 2010 - 08:36 UTC

Argentina Publishes Terms of the Defaulted 20 Billion Bonds Swap

President Cristina Kirchner

The Argentine government has published the offer to swap 20 billion US dollars in defaulted bonds on specialized media around the globe and on www.argentina2010offer.com website.

Saturday, May 1st 2010 - 08:28 UTC

Mrs Kirchner Main Speaker at Anniversary of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo

Mothers of Plaza de Mayo took to the streets to find their children, “and in the process found and built democracy”

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gave the main speech Friday during the opening of the “Che Guevara” movie theatre at the Buenos Aires Museo de la Memoria (Memory Museum) in the framework of celebrations for the 33rd anniversary of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo organization.

Friday, April 30th 2010 - 03:04 UTC

Argentine Coast Guard Arrests Korean Jigger for Illegal Fishing

“315 Sun Hae” was escorted by “Mantilla” to the port of Quequen

A Korean jigger was arrested this week in the South Atlantic by the Argentine Coast Guard allegedly for illegal fishing and a catch of 80 tons of squid was seized.

Thursday, April 29th 2010 - 06:50 UTC

Argentina Opens Defaulted Sovereign Bonds’ Swap Next Monday

Nestor Kirchner “the man who runs the show” according to financial analysts

Argentina filed with United States regulators the terms of its offer to swap up to 20 billion US dollars in defaulted debt, bringing the exchange a step closer to launching.

Thursday, April 29th 2010 - 05:41 UTC

Cristina Kirchner and Mujica Agree to Re-Channel Bilateral Relations

Both leaders ignored the pickets’ issue

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Uruguayan counterpart José “Pepe” Mujica said on Wednesday they will be working to “re-channel” bilateral relations and will strictly abide the ruling of the Botnia paper mill case.

Wednesday, April 28th 2010 - 06:46 UTC

Mujica and Cristina Meet to Trade Apologies, Pickets and an Inconvenient Situation

Pickets have promised to continue with their protest

Uruguay and Argentine presidents will be meeting Wednesday in Buenos Aires to analyze the aftermath of the International Court of Justice judgement on the pulp mills controversy and hopefully find a way, to peacefully lift Argentine protestors’ pickets that have been blocking since 2006 a bridge linking the neighbouring countries.

Wednesday, April 28th 2010 - 06:29 UTC

Banks Serving Rich Argentines Moving from Bs. As. to Miami and Montevideo

An estimated 16 out of 40 banks are estimated will be leaving Argentina

More than ten investment banks, including Wells Fargo, HSBC, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, will leave Argentina in the coming weeks, a Buenos Aires newspaper reported Monday.

Wednesday, April 28th 2010 - 06:07 UTC

Argentine Coast Guard to Monitor Vessels Travelling to and from Falklands

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Argentina made official this week the planned monitoring of vessels sailing between the mainland and the disputed Falkland Islands, the Coast Guard agency PNA said.

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