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Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 07:27 UTC

Ambassador Mamet impressed by Argentina and “profoundly optimistic” about relations with US

“Each of these meetings has caused me a profound optimism about the future both of Argentina and our bilateral relation”, said ambassador Mamet

US ambassador to Argentina Noah Mamet expressed his “profound optimism” about ties between Washington and Buenos Aires, saying he has been left “impressed” by the people he has had the opportunity to meet here so far.

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 09:06 UTC

Mercosur has failed, Argentina needs new partners: the Pacific Alliance?

“We will have to find some other group, which could be the Pacific Alliance” said Eurnekian. Integration is vital so Argentina can address global  challenges

“Mercosur as a unified space has failed and Argentina must start thinking in a new partner, which could be the Pacific Alliance” said one of Argentina's main businessmen with interests in a diversified portfolio, Eduardo Eurnekian. He made the statement on the sidelines of the World's Chambers Federation executive board meeting in Buenos Aires.

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 08:48 UTC

Argentine farmers and government clash over next week's three day walkout

“The minister chooses to forget the stalemate in milk production and one of the worst wheat sowings of the past 110 years,” said the CRA statement

Argentine farmer organizations lashed back at Agriculture minister Carlos Casaquimela who questioned a three-day strike announced for next week to protest government policies, and which he described as 'unjustifiable'.

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 08:08 UTC

“Nisman did not commit suicide, Nisman was murdered” concludes independent forensic report

Judge Arroyo Salgado said the experts had concluded that Nisman's body was moved, which contradicts the version of events presented by prosecutor Fein

The ex-wife of late special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found fatally shot in his Buenos Aires apartment on Jan. 18, hours before he was supposed to brief Argentina's Congress about his accusations against President Cristina Fernandez, said Thursday that an independent forensic report shows that he was murdered.

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Argentina denies any devaluation to compensate for the plunge of Brazil's Real

Facing a “Brazil that devalues violently”, Argentina must “avoid instability“ and ”give certainty,” assured minister Kicillof

Despite Brazil's 'violent devaluation' of its currency, Argentina will not pursue the same path because the country needs “to give certainty” and “avoid instability” said Economy minister Axel Kicillof. This week the Real plunged to its lowest level in over a decade burdened by economic and political uncertainty

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 06:56 UTC

Argentine central bank chairman defends the 50-peso Malvinas bill

“Today the 50 peso bill is in the streets. The Malvinas islands, a sovereign love. A symbol of passion that belongs to a nation’s heritage,” Vanoli wrote

Argentina's Central Bank Governor Alejandro Vanoli defended the new 50-peso banknote which features the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, after it was belittled by the a minister of state at the British Foreign Office.

Thursday, March 5th 2015 - 07:39 UTC

Prosecutor appeals ruling dismissing Argentine president involvement in Iran cover up complaint

Gerardo Pollicita filed the appeal against Judge Rafecas' dismissal, and now it is up to the Argentine Federal Criminal Appeals Court to decide

While Argentina's Federal Prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita filed an appeal against Judge Daniel Rafecas’ ruling dismissing late Alberto Nisman’s AMIA cover-up complaint against President Cristina Fernández and top administration officials, the government published in major newspapers an ad praising Rafecas' decision and suggesting a 'destabilization plan'.

Thursday, March 5th 2015 - 07:25 UTC

Car sales in Argentina plunge; worst February since 2009

The drop in the auto industry began after a combination of higher taxes on cars and a devaluation of the peso hit the purchasing power of potential car-buyers

The second month of the year marked another negative result for auto sales in Argentina, which dropped 28% compared to February last year, showing how the sector’s downward trend appears to have no end in sight. Only 41,998 vehicles were sold last month, according to the ACARA Argentine car dealership association, the lowest figure for the month since 2009.

Thursday, March 5th 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Malvinas war veterans will take their torture case to an international court

The move comes after the Argentine Supreme Court dismissed the case in a February 19 ruling

Malvinas war veterans who had claimed to be victims of abuse and torture by their superior officers during the Falklands conflict of 1982 will take the matter up with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the CECIM centre of former soldiers from La Plata announced.

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 - 22:14 UTC

Argentina/Chile celebrate Tierra del Fuego mines-free; Rossi claims UK impedes mine-clearance in Falklands

 Burgos mentioned that the Chilean congress is in the process of passing a bill to compensate “victims of mine or other military ordnance explosions”.

Argentina and Chile defense ministers, Agustín Rossi and Jorge Burgos, attended this week a historic ceremony in which they signed a document declaring Tierra del Fuego free of anti-personal mines. During the meeting minister Rossi blamed the UK for not allowing Argentina to clear the mines in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

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