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Thursday, February 19th 2015 - 05:14 UTC

Buenos Aires Herald falls in the hands of a group close to Cristina Fernandez

Cristobal Lopez’s family originally from Spain and established in Patagonia where they mounted an economic group which got involved in different activities

The Indalo Media group which according to Argentine media belongs to businessman Cristobal Lopez, very close to the Kirchner family has purchased 60% of the Ambito editorial group which includes among others the financial daily Ambito, the Buenos Aires Herald and El Ciudadano from Rosario.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015 - 11:08 UTC

Argentine seafood exports reach 1.6bn dollars in 2014; squid and shrimp main items

Squid (Illex argentinus) was the main export item with 119,802 tons, 10% less than in 2013, when 133,082 tons were shipped abroad

Argentina's fish industry exported 493,244 tons last year totaling nearly 1.6 billion dollars. Although volume decreased 2.7% compared to 2013 (504,165 tons), revenue increased 6.6%, according to the latest report from the National Under-secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015 - 04:55 UTC

Thousands expected at the Buenos Aires 'Silence March' marking a month since the death of Nisman

“The demonstration will not be in favor of any party and the security perimeter will stop the access of anyone seeking to create problems”

Argentina is preparing for the so called “Silence March” that will take place on Wednesday 18 marking a month since the death of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman but which has also triggered much controversy among fellow prosecutors and the government of President Cristina Fernandez which describes it as an opposition political rally.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015 - 04:50 UTC

Nisman's daughters will attend the march to honor their father

Judge Arroyo Salgado in a release made clear the sole purpose of the family's attendance was to honor the former prosecutor Alberto Nisman

Argentine Federal Judge and former wife of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, Sandra Arroyo Delgado confirmed that she will be participating at Wednesday's “Silence march” together with her two daughters, Iara and Kala. It was a last minute announcement.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015 - 04:40 UTC

Argentina addresses letters to the US and Israel regarding Iran and AMIA

”Today, I am asking you again that the AMIA issue be included in the negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran”, said Timerman

Foreign Minister Hector Timerman held a press conference to inform Argentina was addressing a letter to both US Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman reaffirming Argentina’s “peaceful” stance in the resolution of conflicts, reiterating also its calls to have the AMIA case negotiations “included” in current talks between Washington and Tehran.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 05:40 UTC

Peru asks Argentine oil company to leave conflict zone while it reassesses contract

“That contract must be evaluated” minister Mayorga said on state television from Pichanaki, where deadly clashes took place earlier in the week

Peru will evaluate a natural gas contract it signed with Pluspetrol in 2005 and is asking the Argentine company to leave a restive Amazonian town following deadly protests, the government said on Thursday. Pluspetrol started exploratory activities in natural gas block 108 last year, upsetting locals in the town of Pichanaki who fear it will lead to pollution and hurt farming.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 05:13 UTC

Brazil and Argentina agree accords signed with China will not affect Mercosur

Vieira and his Argentine counterpart Timerman during the recent visit to Buenos Aires

Brazilian foreign minister Mauro Vieira discarded that the recent agreements reached by Argentina with China can interfere with Mercosur, while his Argentine counterpart Hector Timerman said that the package of accords with Beijing will “actually benefit Mercosur”.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 04:19 UTC

Cristina Fernandez pledges to continue despite mounting political pressure

“Some are amazed at how I can endure all I have to endure”, but living in Patagonia I learned that I can endure anything” said Cristina Fernandez

In her first appearance after being charged over the alleged cover-up of the AMIA terrorist attack, Argentine president Cristina Fernández, who has taken refuge at her home in Patagonia, was politically active participating in several public works inaugurations, but in no moment made reference to the case and promised to keep fighting.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 04:16 UTC

Argentina's January consumer inflation, make your pick: 1%, 2% or 2.08%

“Leisure” 4.6%, ”Healthcare” 1.9% and “Other services” 1.9% had the most influence during the first month of 2015

Argentina's monthly inflation controversy again erupted with the official Indec figure for January marking 1,1% and 20.9% in the last twelve months, while the private consultants index, channeled through the so called Congressional index reached 2.08% and 35.21%.

Monday, February 16th 2015 - 08:51 UTC

Germany urges Brazil with an EU/Mercosur trade agreement

President Rousseff and minister Steinmeier after their meeting in Brasilia

Germany wants to speed negotiations for a free trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur, said Foreign minister Walter Steinmeier in Brasilia. The agreement has been pending since 1999 when discussions started but so far have been unable to reach a deal or commit a date because of internal problems from both sides.

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