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Saturday, January 23rd 2016 - 04:41 UTC

France confirms Hollande visit to Argentina, Uruguay and Peru next month

Macri and French PM Valls talked in Spanish and cordial. Valls confirmed President Hollande would be visiting Argentina in February

President François Hollande will be visiting Argentina next month, the country’s prime minister, Manuel Valls, confirmed to President Mauricio Macri in Davos, where the two leaders discussed the remaining details of the trip that will include stops in Uruguay, Peru and Argentina.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 07:17 UTC

Argentina admits ”epidemic of (mosquito-borne) dengue fever”, including Buenos Aires city

“We already have an epidemic of Dengue fever,” Lemus said, in reference to the provinces of Misiones and Formosa where hundreds of cases have been reported

The first cases of Dengue fever struck Buenos Aires City this week as a spate of outbreaks in Greater Buenos Aires and across Argentina’s northeast were labeled “an epidemic” by Health Minister Jorge Lemus.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:45 UTC

Macri/Cameron coincide on new relationship; Falklands left for further on

President Macri and PM Cameron next to their delegations, talked for over half hour this Thursday midday in Davos

Argentine President Mauricio Macri met on Thursday with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Davos as both leaders attend the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. The atmosphere of the meeting was described as 'very positive' and several steps of a new relationship were announced, while the Falklands/Malvinas issue was left for further on.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:33 UTC

UK position on Falklands remains as expressed by 2013 referendum, Cameron tells Macri

The UK government said three areas were covered in the talks between PM Cameron and Argentine president Macri

The United Kingdom government has released a statement pointing out the “three areas” British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Mauricio Macri “covered” during their Davos meeting on Thursday.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:15 UTC

US announced support for Argentina at multilateral development banks

Treasury Secretary Lew informed Argentine Finance Minister Prat-Gay of the US change of position during their meeting in Davos

The United States is ending its policy of opposing most lending to Argentina from multilateral development banks, the US Treasury Department announced. US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew informed Argentine Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay of the move on Thursday when the two met in Davos, Switzerland, the department said in a statement.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 07:33 UTC

Argentine Finance minister expected to meet IMF chief to renew formal ties

Resuming formal ties means allowing the IMF to conduct a review of the Argentine, which would be their first since 2006.

Argentine Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay is planning to meet with IMF's Christine Lagarde at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss resuming formal ties with the international lender, according to a report published by Bloomberg.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 07:24 UTC

Holdouts request postponement of Argentina's proposal to solve dispute

Caputo met in New York with mediator Pollack and holdout representatives and announced that on January 23, Argentina would present its proposal

Representatives from holdout investment funds have requested the Argentine government to postpone until the first week of February, next week's scheduled proposal to overcome the country's debt situation which remains technically in default.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 07:04 UTC

“Great expectation” regarding Macri/Cameron meeting; Malvinas, 'a priority'

There is great expectation because “we hope to open a dialogue space on the Malvinas Islands sovereignty”, added Malcorra.  ”President Macri has scheduled several high level meetings, one of them with

There's 'a great expectation' regarding Thursday's meeting between Argentine president Mauricio Macri and UK Prime Minister David Cameron on the sidelines of the Davos economic meeting in Switzerland, said Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra, who emphasized that ”Malvinas (Falklands) remains a priority issue for Argentine policy”.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 01:38 UTC

Falklands' says it's time Corbyn accepted a briefing on the Islands to understand politics and geography

“Mr Corbyn is clearly confused about the right to self-determination, and has little understanding about the Falkland Islands” said MLA Mike Summers, OBE.

The Falklands Islands elected government said it was time Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn took up the offer of a proper briefing on the Falklands which might help him understand the Islands politics and geography.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 01:29 UTC

Falklands' people had “spoken as clearly as they possibly could” and UK will “guarantee that”

PM Cameron said that in a referendum as recently as March 2013, 99.8% of Falklands inhabitants voted to remain a British overseas territory.

UK Prime Minsiter David Cameron blasted Jeremy Corbyn's comments at Prime Minister's Question confirming his government's full support for the Falkland Islands to decide on their future and develop their economy. At the weekend, the Labour leader claimed it was “ridiculous” the UK was still in dispute with the Argentina over South Atlantic islands, as he demanded “sensible dialogue” over the Islands.

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