Monday, September 12th 2011 - 21:01 UTC

DNA tests confirm two suspects raped French students killed in Argentina

The announcement was made by Judge Martin Perez as part of the ongoing investigation

The DNA results on tests run on the two French tourists murdered in the Argentine province of Salta indicated that prosecuted suspects Santos Clement Vera, and Gustavo Lasi sexually abused the victims. Likewise, the exam did not test positive on third suspect Daniel Vilte Laxi.

Monday, September 12th 2011 - 02:25 UTC

CFK in France to meet Sarkozy and witness Peace prize award to Grandmothers

Estela de Carlotto, head of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo will be presented with the Felix Houphouet-Boigny 2010 peace award.

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner travelled on Sunday to France and is scheduled to meet with her peer Nicholas Sarkozy on Wednesday midday at the Palais de l'Élysée, according to French government sources.

Monday, September 12th 2011 - 01:46 UTC

On request from government Repsol-YPF ratified investment plans in Argentina

Roberto Baratta, Argentine director in the board: “we reserve the right of using the state’s golden share in YPF”

Argentina’s government will monitor ownership changes at Spain’s Repsol and it reserves the right to wield its golden share in YPF, the Spanish concern’s local unit, YPF, said in a statement after a board meeting that included a state-appointed director.

Saturday, September 10th 2011 - 05:23 UTC

Argentina thanks China for its standing support in the Malvinas sovereignty dispute

Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman with his peer Yang Jiechi

Argentina expressed gratitude to China for its permanent support of the Malvinas Islands sovereignty claim in the longstanding dispute with Britain.

Saturday, September 10th 2011 - 00:42 UTC

China and Argentina reaffirm strategic partnership; prepare for 2012 celebration

Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping meets Argentine minister Timerman (L) in Beijing

China and Argentina have agreed to further enhance mutual trust and their strategic partnership as the two emerging economies are playing an increasingly important role in the world arena.

Friday, September 9th 2011 - 22:40 UTC

Argentina to propose temporary increase of some import tariffs in Mercosur framework

Cristina Fernandez wants to promote worldwide the Argentine model

Argentina is considering a temporary increase of tariffs on some imports, following on Brazil’s steps, but is also thinking of a formal proposal to its Mercosur partners.

Thursday, September 8th 2011 - 16:07 UTC

Argentina military approve first gay officers marriage; second couple waiting

The Argentine Army headquarters in Buenos Aires

An Argentine Lieutenant colonel and an Army captain will become the first gay military couple to marry since Argentina legalized such unions last year.

Thursday, September 8th 2011 - 05:49 UTC

Mercosur/Asia soy-market forum project brings together leading experts

Soy beans demand from China has transformed Argentine and Mercosur agriculture

Experts from South America, US, Europe, India and China will be discussing next week in Rosario, Argentina the possibility of an Asia-Mercosur grains and oilseeds market in which soybeans will be playing the leading trade role.

Thursday, September 8th 2011 - 05:43 UTC

Argentine prepared to let the Peso and central bank reserves slide

Central bank president Mercedes Marco del Pont said reserve levels are more than “adequate”

Argentina's international reserves have been declining for weeks as the central bank tries to stem the peso's slide against the US dollar, but policymakers have signaled that they intend to keep dipping into reserves to prevent an even swifter depreciation.

Thursday, September 8th 2011 - 02:51 UTC

Argentine president and business leaders exchange compliments

CFK: “I think we’ve all changed a little bit” and “we’re more or less on the same track”

Argentina “is neither untouchable nor invulnerable” to the complicated global financial situation said on Wednesday President Cristina Fernandez who highlighted that had the crisis hit in a different time it would have obliterated Argentina.


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