Argentina

Argentina
Monday, August 3rd 2015 - 09:29 UTC

Argentine farmers at Palermo show opening: “please don't vote for 'populist adventures'”

“In a few days, democracy will be putting into the hands of all Argentines a powerful tool, a weapon loaded with future,” said Etchevehere next to Macri

Argentine farmers have taken sides decisively ahead of events leading to the presidential election in October and the primaries next weekend. At the opening of the country's major Palermo agriculture show in Buenos Aires, the head of the Argentine Rural Society Luis Etchevehere called on his fellow citizens to avoid supporting “democratically elected leaders but intoxicated with authoritarianism” and “populist adventures”.

Monday, August 3rd 2015 - 09:05 UTC

“You can't understand Pope Francis without Juan Peron and Evita Peron” says the Washington Post

The Pope is expected to address the US congress, the UN general assembly, and the Family Congress in Philadelphia. Before he will stopping at Cuba

Pope Francis will be visiting the United States next September, where he will address the United States congress, the United Nations General Assembly and attend the Family Congress to be held in Philadelphia.

Monday, August 3rd 2015 - 08:28 UTC

Argentina and Chile armies agree on Antarctica rescue and support operations

The Chilean and Argentine military officers shake hands following the signing of the document relative to Paracah activities (Pic LPA)

The armies of Argentina and Chile have completed the details for this Antarctic season PARACAH (Antarctic Combined Rescue Patrol Argentina-Chile) 2015 exercise that became effective as of August and extends until next year, and which besides combined rescue operations also refers to collaboration in scientific and research issues in Antarctica.

Saturday, August 1st 2015 - 10:00 UTC

FIFA corruption: Argentine indicted businessman pleads not guilty in US court

 Burzaco is one of nine soccer officials and five marketing executives accused by the US Justice of exploiting the sport through bribes of more than $150 million

The former chairman of an Argentina-based sports marketing business, one of 14 people indicted in a corruption case that has rattled the soccer world's governing body FIFA, pleaded not guilty in US federal court on Friday.

Thursday, July 30th 2015 - 09:16 UTC

Kicillof blasts 'speculators' for promoting a run from the Peso to the US dollar

”When people get frightened, they don’t invest the same way. If people believe there will be devaluation, a foreign market slowdown, they won’t invest”

Argentina's economy minister and central bank governor came out strongly to warn the “devaluation club” and speculators in the foreign exchange market who allegedly are pushing the value of the US dollar and sinking the local Peso.

Thursday, July 30th 2015 - 07:23 UTC

Argentina asks if Iran nuke-deal includes delisting Iranian wanted in major bomb attack in Buenos Aires

Argentina is concerned with a news report saying the secret deal included EU's consent to remove ex-Iran Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi from sanctions list.

Argentina's foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union Foreign Affairs representative, Federica Mogherini to clarify whether Washington's nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol's list an Iranian wanted in a major bomb attack in Buenos Aires that took place in 1994 and remains unsolved.

Wednesday, July 29th 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Positive signals from Argentina's economy ahead of October's election

A rebound in the auto industry which picked up 6.8% was a crucial element in the upturn. Figures were supported with rising sales both at home and abroad

Industrial production in Argentina fell 0.8% in June compared to the same period last year, according to the country's National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC), marking the 23rd consecutive month that the sector has contracted. However with seasonally adjusted figures, Indec's data showed a 0.9% rise, the first positive advance in two years (July 2013).

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Falkland Islanders under Argentina 'will elect their own members to Congress and enjoy oil benefits'

“Argentina will recover sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands some day, and in the meantime we will continue with dialogue and claims” said Castro

'Some day' Argentina will recover sovereignty over the Malvinas and in no way will the Falkland Islanders or their culture, traditions or language be discriminated, and furthermore they will be able to elect their members to congress, governor and fully enjoy the benefits of oil production.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:21 UTC

Di Caprio in Ushuaia for the final scenes of “The Revenant”

Di Caprio plays a well-known U.S. explorer who upon being attacked by a bear and abandoned by his companions, begins a dangerous expedition during winter

U.S. actor Leonardo Di Caprio is in far southern Argentina to shoot the final scenes of “The Revenant,” directed by Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, the recent winner of the Oscar for Best Picture for “Birdman.”

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:01 UTC

Cristina Fernandez blasts media over Welsh celebrations in Patagonia

The head of state assured that she missed Monday's ceremony in Chubut on doctors' recommendations due to a bout of laryngitis.

Suffering from a severe case of laryngitis which forced her to a 48 hours rest, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez nevertheless had time for a fight with the Buenos Aires media and welcome Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones who is in Argentina for the Welsh settlers in Patagonia celebrations.

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