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Montevideo, July 28th 2017 - 13:00 UTC

Argentina

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2017 - 04:43 UTC

    CFK launches new left-wing alliance for mid-term elections

    “I call for a citizen's unity, the unity of all Argentines,” said CFK, who has not confirmed her own candidacy yet.

    Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Tuesday launched her new political alliance called Unidad Ciudadana with support from left-wing parties to vie for seats in Congress in the upcoming mid-term elections. Candidates have until Saturday to register.

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2017 - 20:34 UTC

    Argentine Army's website hacked - by ISIS?

    Signs like ”We are the Islamic State. This is a threat. ISIS is in Argentina and soon you will hear from us. Allahu Akbar (sic, Allah is great)” could be read on the army's website for about 20 minute

    The Argentine Army issued a press release through its Department of Institutional Communication to address the computer attack suffered in the previous hours and inform that the case had been reported to the judiciary's Specialized Cybercrime Unit (UFECI) and that “none of the critical computer systems had been affected.”

  • Monday, June 19th 2017 - 12:47 UTC

    Identification of Argentine soldiers buried in Falklands begins

    Darwin Cemetery will be close  since today until the completion of the works.

    As per the agreement between Argentina and Great Britain, the task is carried out by a mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Relatives of the fallen feel mixed emotions.Thirty-five years after the war and after prolonged negotiations between the two governments, the ICRC mission is already on the islands to begin as soon as weather permits it the exhumation of 123 Of the 237 graves under a plaque “Argentine Soldier only known to God.”

  • Monday, June 19th 2017 - 10:07 UTC

    At least three killed as Argentine fishing boat sinks off Chubut

    The Mar del Plata-based “Repunte” had taken to sea from Puerto Madryn on June 13.

    Argentine Coast Guard found Sunday the dead body of two of the nine crew members missing after Saturday's sinking of a fishing vessel off the coast of Argentina's southern province of Chubut, it was reported, while one more sailor whose body is yet to be retrieved is also feared dead and seven more are still missing.

  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 16:06 UTC

    Ambassador Kent: “Bilateral ties improving but Falkland islanders will define their own future”

    Ambassador Mark Kent: “We do not see Argentina as an enemy”

    The British ambassador to Argentina, Mark Kent, underlined the United Kingdom's intentions to “improve” bilateral relations and admitted a meeting between President Mauricio Macri and Prime Minister Theresa May within the framework of the G20 was possible. However, he made it clear that with regards to the Falkland Islands question “the islanders have the right to define their own future.”

  • Saturday, June 17th 2017 - 16:26 UTC

    Pence to visit Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Panama in August

    Vice President Pence to tour the Americas as a token of US interest despite budget cuts

    US Vice President Mike Pence announced he will be travelling to Central and South America later this year. During a conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami it became known that the Vice President will be touring Colombia -Cartagena and Bogota-, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Panama City on August 13-18.

  • Saturday, June 17th 2017 - 12:41 UTC

    Argentina joins Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

    The AIIB's funding capabilities is said to be exactly what Argentina and other Latin American countries need.

    In need of further international financial assistance and under pressure after settling a debt crisis, President Mauricio Macri's administration makes yet another move to seek renewed channels for funding.

  • Thursday, June 15th 2017 - 02:19 UTC

    Clarin daily owner Ernestina Herrera de Noble dies at age 92

    Ernestina Herrera led a growing daily newspaper into becoming a media giant in Argentina.

    Ernestina Herrera de Noble, widow of Buenos Aires daily Clarin's founder Roberto Noble, died Wednesday in Buenos Aires, the newspaper's online edition announced. Herrera took over as publisher when her husband, who had started the business in 1945, passed away in 1969.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2017 - 03:08 UTC

    New Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie sworn in

    Macri praised Faurie's diplomatic career and the support he received from his colleagues when he was chosen

    Argentina's new foreign minister Jorge Faurie took the oath of office before President Mauricio Macri to succeed Susana Malcorra, who resigned due to “personal reasons,” but will cotinue to serve the government in a different capacity.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2017 - 02:53 UTC

    Argentine President visits first Hercules completely remodeled in the country

    Pte. Macri (C) , escorted by the Defense Minister Julio Martínez and Air Force Chief-of-Staff Brigadier General Enrique Amrein among other high ranking military personnel.

    President Mauricio Macri visited the El Palomar Air Base, to inspect the first Hercules C-130 aircraft to undergo a modernisation process entirely in the country. During his tour of the base, Macri spoke with Air Force aviators who operate these aircraft in humanitarian missions worldwide.