Friday, March 11th 2011 - 04:12 UTC

Setback for Timerman: judge files case involving US Air Force aircraft

The loquacious Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman

A new delicate situation has emerged for Argentina’s Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman after a judge decided to file the case involving the seizing of allegedly “sensitive material” from a US Air Force aircraft that landed in Buenos Aires main airport last month.

Thursday, March 10th 2011 - 06:56 UTC

London with no Argentine ambassador until at least 2012 to protest Falklands’ oil round

Federico Mirré the last Argentine ambassador in the UK

The Argentine legation in London will remain without an ambassador until at least the end of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner four year mandate next December, confirmed diplomatic sources in Buenos Aires. The decision was originally taken to protest the current (second) round of oil exploration in the Falkland Islands’ waters.

Thursday, March 10th 2011 - 06:42 UTC

The Kirchner camp sets out strategy for October’s presidential election

Interior minister Randazzo: the idea is not to have Peronist Party members as main stars of the electoral process

Argentina’s Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo, called on all political parties that would like to support the Victory Front’s presidential candidate next October and be part of the so called “combined-list ballots” to do it without fears or restrictions.

Wednesday, March 9th 2011 - 22:52 UTC

“Argentina has not learnt the 2001 lesson, nor have many investors the 2008 crisis”

Economist Carmen Reinhart praised Uruguay for the way it addressed the 2002 financial collapse

“There is no evidence that Argentina has learnt the lesson from the 2001 crisis”, said Carmen Reinhart one of the most influential US economists and an expert in Latin America, who has worked for the IMF, in Wall Street and teaches at the University of Maryland.

Wednesday, March 9th 2011 - 18:03 UTC

Nestor Kirchner government is more like “fascist brown shirts than left-wing”

US Embassy Chargé D'Affairs at Uruguay, James Nealon

Former Uruguayan Industry and Energy Minister, Jorge Lepra (*), described Néstor Kirchner’s government as ”fascist”, during a meeting with the US Embassy Chargé D'Affaires at Uruguay, James Nealon, in February 14, 2006, according to a cable revealed by Wikileaks in which Nealon reported to Washington the minister’s harsh words.

Wednesday, March 9th 2011 - 05:14 UTC

Argentina bans inflation from official jargon; inflation of synonyms

Price distortion and dispersion is the most admitted by Cristina Fernandez

Next October Argentines will be going to the polls to vote for president and renew Congress which anticipates a rough political eight months, but before that the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has to weather a round of labour contracts which will be demanding strong adjustments because of the “prices distortion and dispersion” since the word ‘inflation’ has been erased from the official jargon.

Wednesday, March 9th 2011 - 04:51 UTC

Argentine highest court blasts CFK government for arbitrary distribution of state advertising

Mrs. Kirchner likes to reward complacent media and punish critics

A milestone ruling from the Argentina's Supreme Court calls for the omission of discriminatory criteria and “reasonable balance” in the allocation of state advertising. The ruling stems from a 2006 injunction filed by Editorial Perfil, the country's largest magazine publisher, claiming arbitrary distribution of official advertising.

Tuesday, March 8th 2011 - 23:44 UTC

Falklands’ second visit for Argentina’s ‘Rugby without borders’

Juan Bautista Segonds founder of Rugby Without Borders Foundation in Stanley

Scheduled to arrive in Stanley, Falkland Islands on Saturday are members and supporters of Rugby Without Borders Foundation, an Argentine non-profit organisation aimed at using sport as a way of reaching out to people and creating friendship, love, trust and peace.

Tuesday, March 8th 2011 - 23:04 UTC

Argentine thieves empty a house but take pity on victims and return a puppy

Crime in Buenos Aires metropolitan area is rampant

Some thieves took pity on their victims and returned a puppy taken along with other loot from a house on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, the Argentine press reported.

Tuesday, March 8th 2011 - 11:15 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Timerman calls for dialogue and lobbies G24 members

Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman preparing for June’s presentation

Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman renewed Argentina’s claims over the disputed Falklands/Malvinas this time before the new authorities of the G-24 or UN Decolonization Committee, who according to Argentine sources rejected “all forms of colonialism and occupation”.


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