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Sunday, April 3rd 2016 - 06:32 UTC

Falklands hospitality praised by stranded Argentine runners

Falkland Islands provided twenty five Argentine nationals with humanitarian aid (food, warmth and shelter) following the announcement of a week long delay to their return flight to Chile. The group was made up of marathon runners and associates who came to the Islands on March 19 and participated in the Sunday Standard Chartered bank Stanley Marathon. The competition was won by Argentine athlete Rafael Lencina in record time.

Saturday, April 2nd 2016 - 08:07 UTC

Argentina and China reaffirm strategic relation and agree to review contracts

The meeting of the two delegations headed by presidents Macri and Xi Jinping in Washington

China has agreed to review contracts signed with Argentina, which need modifications, for the sake of transparency, according to Buenos Aires sources, but the overall strategic relation between the two countries and a raft of accords in different fields stands and is expected to continue to grow.

Saturday, April 2nd 2016 - 07:04 UTC

How hedge funds held Argentina for ransom

Companies involved include some of the best-known vulture funds, including NML Capital, subsidiary of Elliott Management, a hedge fund co-led by Paul Singer

By Martin Guzman and Joseph E. Stiglitz (*) - Perhaps the most complex trial in history between a sovereign nation, Argentina, and its bondholders — including a group of United States-based hedge funds — officially came to an end yesterday (March 31) when the Argentine Senate ratified a settlement.

Friday, April 1st 2016 - 07:27 UTC

Argentina's platform claim on Falklands' sovereignty “lapped up” by various respectable media outlets

Dr Trinidad said the Argentine government had “spun the decision of a technical and scientific body as somehow a triumph on sovereignty”.

A Gibraltarian expert on self determination has rubbished Argentine claims that the decision by a UN Commission to extend Argentina's continental shelf to include the waters that surround the Falklands and South Georgia will be key in the dispute with Britain over the Islands.

Thursday, March 31st 2016 - 22:54 UTC

Argentine congress overwhelmingly approves deal with creditors to end 15-year conflict

The senate began debating on Wednesday morning and on early Thursday passed the measure by 54 votes to 16.

After 13 hours of debate, Argentina's senate voted overwhelmingly to approve a deal with creditors in the US, putting an end to a sovereign bonds' dispute that had lasted 15 years. The deal was reached in late February, and the Lower House passed it earlier this month. The senate began debating on Wednesday morning and on early Thursday passed the measure by 54 votes to 16.

Thursday, March 31st 2016 - 22:41 UTC

Controversy in Argentina over Malvinas invasion date: Macri will not attend any of the April 2 anniversary events

Apparently a low key commemoration will take place at Macri's presidential residence in Olivos with some top brass officers and a Malvinas veteran woman

Malvinas veterans expressed great displeasure with the official announcement that Argentine president Mauricio Macri will not be attending any of the programmed events in different cities and provinces on the 34th anniversary of the Argentine April 2 invasion of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, according to Buenos Aires media.

Thursday, March 31st 2016 - 00:46 UTC

“The Argentines are childish stalkers who menace us Falkland Islanders”

Editor Lisa at her Penguin News in Port Stanley

By Lisa Watson (*), published in The Telegraph - Having a neighbor like Argentina is like living next door to your stalker – someone who terrorizes you but then tearfully berates you for rejecting their advances.

Thursday, March 31st 2016 - 00:14 UTC

Beijing reminds Argentina of the jigger sinking before a possible meeting of Macri with Xi Jinping

“We are hopeful Argentina will address and perform the issue according to law ensuring the rights and interests of Chinese fishermen” said spokesperson Hong Lei

Beijing said that it “expects Argentina to perform according to law” in reference to the recent sinking of a Chinese flagged jigger by the country's Coast Guard and which was operating in Argentina's EEZ. The announcement is considered significant in Buenos Aires since Argentine president Mauricio Macri is expecting to meet his counterpart Xi Jinping in Washington, next Friday in the framework of the Nuclear security summit.

Wednesday, March 30th 2016 - 08:00 UTC

Argentina wins a first round at the WTO over a biodiesel controversy with the EU

In 2013 the administration of Cristina Fernández filed a complaint with the WTO over the EU's decision to slap anti-dumping duties on Argentina's biodiesel.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled on Tuesday in favor of Argentina in a series of complaints the country filed with the international body, challenging punitive duties by the European Union on its biodiesel imports. The WTO, however, said the EU was not violating its rules.

Wednesday, March 30th 2016 - 07:46 UTC

Ushuaia pickets lifted but Government house remains occupied by strikers

The provincial government representative and Home secretary, Gaston Diaz pledged a 'dialogue table' as soon as “crimes being committed cease”

Argentine extreme-south Tierra del Fuego province government unions blocking the main national highway to the capital Ushuaia decided to lift pickets, but agreed to continue with the several weeks occupation of the provincial government house in demand for the elimination of recently approved reforms to the pensions scheme.

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