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Thursday, February 12th 2015 - 20:57 UTC

Argentina and Brazil admit trade disagreements between Mercosur main partners

Timerman acknowledged trade between the two countries needs some “fine-tuning”, but for Argentina Brazil is its “most strategic partner.”

Argentina and Brazil failed to reach an agreement to help unlock the ongoing tension between the two key Mercosur allies over bilateral trade. Argentina's Hector Timerman and his counterpart Mauro Vieira met in Buenos Aires to try and ease Brazil’s growing concerns about restrictions on the flow of goods, but any decisions were pushed forward to an undetermined date.

Thursday, February 12th 2015 - 06:38 UTC

Argentine administration counterattacks US media on Nisman's case

Timerman explained that the Argentine government has not received any suggestion from the US but that “its help would be declined if offered”.

Argentina's Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said that the death of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman is being “used to attack the government” in an interview with the Washington Post. Meanwhile Argentina's Ambassador to the US Cecilia Nahon wrote a letter to the Post’s editor stating that “Argentina seeks only justice in 1994 bombing case.”

Thursday, February 12th 2015 - 06:25 UTC

Argentine industry fearful of some clauses in agreements signed with China

“We will explain the scope of agreements to the UIA because Argentina and China have complementary economies”, said Capitanich

Argentina's top officials will meet on Thursday with representatives from the Argentine Industrial Union, UIA, to discuss some clauses and aspects of the recent agreements signed between China and Argentina last week, and which have been questioned by the manufacturers' lobby.

Thursday, February 12th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

Holdouts open new front in dispute with Argentina: officials dramatic increase in their personal wealth

The most senior figure named in the report is Guillermo Moreno who was the powerful commerce secretary first for Nestor and then Cristina until 2013

US holders of defaulted Argentine bonds have stepped up their campaign for full repayment of their loans by detailing how 14 senior Argentine officials experienced “dramatic and often unexplained increases” in their personal wealth during service in the Kirchner administrations.

Thursday, February 12th 2015 - 05:34 UTC

UK's Customs request information on Argentina's criminal case against HSBC

On November 26 last year, Argentina's AFIP tax bureau commanded by Ricardo Echegaray filed the complaint against the London-based bank

Britain's HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) department has requested Argentina’s AFIP tax bureau information on the criminal report filed in Buenos Aires against HSBC on allegations the bank helped more than 4,000 clients to evade taxes by stashing their money in secret Swiss bank accounts.

Wednesday, February 11th 2015 - 06:05 UTC

Nisman death: new DNA profile found in the apartment; a second tests finds no traces of gunpowder

Judge Palmaghini decided to call Lagomarsino, the computer engineer who worked for Nisman and allegedly the last person to see him alive

Argentine judge Fabiana Palmaghini in charge of the investigation into the death of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, has confirmed a new DNA profile has been found at the victim’s apartment, ordering further tests to identify whose sample it belongs to. Likewise a microscopic electron scanning second test on evidence samples, found no traces of gunpowder in Nisman's hands.

Wednesday, February 11th 2015 - 05:54 UTC

The New York Times: How Argentina ‘Suicides’ the Truth

Juan Duarte, older brother of Argentina’s political saint, Eva Perón, committed “suicide” in 1953, nine months after she died at age 33, from cancer.

By Uki Goñi - Political “suicides” are so common in Argentina that a special word has been invented for them. Ask different people in Buenos Aires today and they may disagree whether the crusading prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered or took his own life. But most everyone will concur that Mr. Nisman was “suicided,” the latest victim of a dark-power centrifuge that with sinister regularity spews out dead bodies in this divided nation.

Wednesday, February 11th 2015 - 05:30 UTC

“Our democracy is young, but nor fragile” ambassador Castro tells the FT

“Mr. Rathbone also states that “no Argentine” believes the case will be solved. This is a gross generalization”, argues ambassador Castro

Following the publication of an article in the British press under the heading of “Democracy in Argentina dented by mysterious murder”, Argentine ambassador in London Alicia Castro, sent a letter to the editor of the Financial Times basically arguing that “our democracy is young, but not fragile” and describing the article as “most groundless and offensive” accusation.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015 - 05:56 UTC

Argentina declassifies documents on disappearance of Swedish teenager in 1977

The Argentine Junta never admitted that a young naval officer Alfredo Astiz, later imprisoned for that crime and other similar actions, was involved.

Argentina's foreign ministry is releasing 'secret documents' related to the kidnapping and disappearance of the Swedish teenager Dagmar Hagelin in 1977 during the last military dictatorship, and which at the time crated a longstanding serious diplomatic rift between the two countries.

Saturday, February 7th 2015 - 05:44 UTC

“Democracy in Argentina dented by mysterious murder”, says FT

JP Rathbone: Conspiracy theories are thickening. Officials blame “dark interests”. Yet most of the conspiracy theories are fed by the state itself.

By John Paul Rathbone (*) - The Financial Times Latin American editor, economist and knowledgeable of Argentina has written a column on the current situation in Argentina and the mystery surrounding the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman

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