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Monday, April 4th 2016 - 04:20 UTC

Argentine Army reiterates its commitment to the Malvinas cause on invasion anniversary

“April 2, 1982 is an unforgettable date in the glorious history of the homeland,” said Suñer, calling it the “anniversary of the recovery” of the Islands.<br />

Argentina’s Army Chief Diego Luis Suner said on Saturday that the “Malvinas cause” continues to be a “national, standing and inalienable objective” of the Argentine people. The statement was made on the 34th anniversary of the South Atlantic conflict that was triggered by the Argentine military invasion of the Falklands in 1982.

Monday, April 4th 2016 - 04:04 UTC

Macri's ministers pledge not a single day rest in the fight for Malvinas sovereignty

“This is my first experience with these such solemn events and I can't but feel but highly emotional” admitted minister Frigerio

”There's not going to be a single day in the four years of (President Mauricio Macri) government in which we will not continue to fight for our rights in the South Atlantic”, said Argentine Interior minister Rogelio Frigerio during the April 2 commemoration of Malvinas war veteran and Fallen Day in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego.

Sunday, April 3rd 2016 - 07:35 UTC

Argentina promulgates bill which allows for payment of accord with bondholders

The Argentine government made official the accord reached with the holdout funds sponsored by a New York federal court, to pay for defaulted bonds in a fifteen year litigation, following the approval of the bill by the Senate. This means Argentina can now look for funds in the international monetary market.

Sunday, April 3rd 2016 - 06:50 UTC

Malvinas remain “inexorably Argentine” says Macri on invasion anniversary

The Malvinas Islands remain “inexorably Argentine” said president Mauricio Macri in a message in the social networks aired following the tribute to the Malvinas war veterans at the cenotaph in central Buenos Aires and later meeting with officers and veterans at the Olivos residence.

Sunday, April 3rd 2016 - 06:43 UTC

Cameron open to talk about “Malvinas question” with Macri, says Malcorra

British PM David Cameron told Argentine president Mauricio Macri that the “Malvinas question will be included” as part of the bilateral talks with Argentina, according to Argentine foreign secretary Susana Malcorra. Apparently before Macri returned to Argentina Friday night from the nuclear security summit in Washington, he held a 'brief encounter' on request from PM Cameron.

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.

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