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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.