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Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - 08:12 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Unasur message in support of Argentina's claims

The letter from Samper to Timerman is dated 5 April but was only released on Tuesday both in Quito and Argentina

Unasur and Argentina made public on Tuesday a letter dated last 5 April in which the regional group' Secretary General and former Colombian president Ernesto Samper, strongly supports Argentina's sovereignty claims over the Falklands/Malvinas and other South Atlantic Islands plus the adjoining maritime spaces.

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - 01:58 UTC

Nisman case leads to Timerman indeclinable resignation from Argentine Jewish organizations

Timerman, himself a Jew, criticized their “obstructionist actions” aimed at hindering the investigation into the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.

Argentine foreign minister Héctor Timerman submitted on Tuesday his “indeclinable” resignation as an affiliate of AMIA, the Argentine Israel organization that is at the center of an ongoing controversy since 1994, when it suffered Argentina's worst terrorist attack with the loss of 85 lives and over 300 injured in downtown Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - 01:18 UTC

Falklands confident of its oil industry safety regime and environment protection commitment

Falklands' Mineral Resources Director, Stephen Luxton, said that precisely the high standards of safety helped to identify the problem with the BOP.

The Falkland Islands maintain strong regulatory oversight on all oil and gas operations and its offshore safety regime is based on the North Sea’s Safety Case regulatory structure, recognized as one of the highest standards in the world, said the Falklands' government in a release following concerns related to technical issues on the rig Eirik Raude, currently operating in the South Atlantic.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 10:35 UTC

Argentine fisheries landings down 10.8% in first quarter; squid down 45.4%

Squid landings during the first quarter reached 29.800 tons, well below a year ago

Argentine seafood landings decreased by 10.8% in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period of 2014, according to the latest release from the Under Secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 07:16 UTC

Falklands has received no formal request to DNA test Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin

“The Assembly understands that the identification of soldiers interred at Darwin Cemetery is a sensitive issue, and that families of those soldiers still seek answers to the fate of their loved ones”,

The elected government of the Falkland Islands (FIG) has not received any formal request from Argentina or the International Red Cross, ICRC to exhume and identify Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin, according to the last edition of Penguin News, the Falklands' weekly.

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 06:19 UTC

Malvinas' oil rig drilling 'technical problem' triggers strong concern release from Argentina

The Argentine Foreign Ministry stressed a similar failure caused the infamous environmental catastrophe of the Mexican Gulf.

Argentina's Foreign Ministry expressed concerns on Friday over the failure in the blow-out preventer, BOP, valve of the “Isobel Deep” exploration well currently being drilled to the north of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, as reported by Falkland Oil and Gas Limited (FOGL).

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 05:58 UTC

Volcano ashes fog Buenos Aires and blanket several Patagonian provinces

Mounds of ash block roads and cover homes and cars in Bariloche and San Martín de los Andes

The eruption of Chile’s Calbuco volcano has resulted in a cloud of ash beginning to spread on Friday into the City of Buenos Aires while the alert in southern cities of Argentina remains.

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 05:41 UTC

Argentine economy picking up boosted by agriculture; manufacturing continues downfall

The EMAE, (production of goods and services) increased 0.9% in February compared to the previous month, the best performance since April 2014

Economic activity in Argentina expanded 1.4% in February compared to the same month last year, boosted by the agricultural sector and a hike in consumption, making it the highest increase since January 2014, according to the latest release from the country's stats office, Indec.

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 05:08 UTC

Falklands and replacing the dollar, priorities for Argentina/Moscow agenda, argues Russian ex diplomat

Cristina Fernandez met with Putin in Moscow, and signed a raft of twenty cooperation accords in different fields and described bilateral ties as “strategic”.

The cooperation agreements recently signed by Argentina with Russia could be a Buenos Aires' response to the situation with the disputed Falkland Islands territories, former Russian ambassador to Argentina Evgeny Astakhov told the Russian news agency, Sputnik International on Friday.

Friday, April 24th 2015 - 08:59 UTC

Cristina Fernandez tells Russian television she has no favorite presidential candidate

”Favoritism in presidential succession no, that was part of monarchic systems. It has no place in democracies,” said Cristina Fernandez at RT Studio

Argentine President Cristina Fernández revealed on Thursday she does not have any favorite presidential candidates for the upcoming October elections, and eluded to answer about her future in politics during an interview with RT Moscow during her official visit in Russia.

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