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Wednesday, March 18th 2015 - 01:58 UTC

Angry 23rd anniversary of 1992 bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires

The act was marked by anger from family members, who railed against the “impunity and pain” caused by the continued lack of information over the authors of the attack.

Victims' families and survivors of the 1992 terrorist attack against the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires City have reiterated their demands for justice on the 23rd anniversary of the bombing, pointing out that those responsible have still not been identified two decades later.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Falklands’ HMS Conqueror which sank Belgrano to be exhibited at UK memorial centre

 HMS Conqueror contributed to the sinking of the Argentine cruiser, at the cost of 323 lives is due to be allocated in a commemoration to the 1982 British fleet

The first British nuclear submarine to fire at Argentine battle cruiser General Belgrano during the Falkland Islands conflict is to be exhibited at a memorial centre, the UK-based Sunday Express reported on Sunday. The HMS Conqueror — known for having contributed to sinking of the Argentine cruiser, at the cost of 323 lives — is due to be allocated in a commemoration to the British fleet used during 1982 South Atlantic conflict.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015 - 07:39 UTC

Cristina Fernandez manages to split the farmers’ united front after years of confrontation

‘This is a program that is the government's decision, but it is also a policy agreed upon point by point with the other side, which is the FAA,” said Cristina Fernandez on national television

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez, on the campaign trail ahead of October’s national elections, announced on Monday the creation of a new fund which will reduce by up to 50% the 'retention' taxes on exportation rights paid by small and medium agriculture farmers.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015 - 07:23 UTC

Griesa rejects Citigroup petition to allow payment of bonds issued under Argentine law

Griesa had previously allowed Citigroup to process operations on three separate occasions before making a final decision on the issue. Next set of payments must be made by March 31.

New York district judge Thomas Griesa has declined a request from the Citigroup bank to allow the entity to process the payment of Argentine bonds under local law while an appeal against the magistrate's negative ruling is being prepared.

Monday, March 16th 2015 - 10:39 UTC

Israel newspaper questions Nisman’s accusations against Cristina Fernandez and Timerman

Nisman was “known among his colleagues for his close ties to Argentina’s intelligence services”, which “have been involved in every dirty operation you can imagine.”

Israeli newspaper Haaretz has published an article questioning the criminal accusation filed by late AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman against Argentine President Cristina Fernández and Foreign minister Hector Timerman, while asserting that the official's handling of the case was far from exemplary.

Sunday, March 15th 2015 - 02:33 UTC

Argentina will keep to its monetary policy despite a 20% devaluation of the Brazilian Real

Vanoli said that the US dollar in Argentina is at an “adequate level” to combat volatility, bring down inflation and boost growth

Argentina’s central bank governor Alejandro Vanoli said that despite the continued erosion of the Brazilian currency against the US dollar, which ended the week trading at 3.28 Real to the greenback, monetary policy will continue to manage the foreign exchange to avoid volatility and ensure economic growth.

Sunday, March 15th 2015 - 02:19 UTC

The non humble fellow Argentines according to Pope Francis

“We Argentines are rather non humble, but rather vain and arrogant” confessed the Pope

Pope Francis during one of the several interviews motivated by his two years in the Vatican, also referred to his fellow citizens in Argentina, which he described as non humble and on the contrary rather vain and arrogant.

Sunday, March 15th 2015 - 01:10 UTC

US ambassador in Argentina received by cabinet chief Anibal Fernandez

Fernandez and Mamet shake hands during the ‘protocol’ meeting at Government House, Casa Rosada

Argentina’s Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernández received United States ambassador to Argentina Noah Mamet in his Casa Rosada office. Apparently the meeting was strictly protocol, and no details of the agenda were supplies to the media.

Sunday, March 15th 2015 - 01:02 UTC

Argentina declassifies all files connected to the 1994 AMIA attack

The decision follows a request by the new prosecutors leading the AMIA probe. It was published on Friday under the 395/2015 decree in the Argentine official gazette

The administration of President Cristina Fernandez has ordered the declassification of all files connected with the attack against the AMIA Jewish community center that took place in 1994 in Buenos Aires City. Some of the documents were already in the hands of the special prosecutor in charge of investigating the bombing, now late Alberto Nisman.

Sunday, March 15th 2015 - 00:54 UTC

Argentina blasts Judge Griesa ruling blocking Citigroup from paying bonds issued under local law

“Griesa has become once again an accomplice of vulture funds’ extortion intents. He pretends that Citibank Argentina and its Argentine directors act against Argentine law”

A release from the Argentine Economy Ministry considered US Judge Thomas Griesa's ruling issued on Thursday “a shameful excess of jurisdiction”. Judge Griesa blocked Citigroup Inc from processing interest payments by Argentina on some bonds issued under the country's law.

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