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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.

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 - 06:17 UTC

Argentine Justices call for an end to impunity and to disputes among government branches

“Institutions do not work if those in charge talk about power and citizens about their problems”, said Lorenzetti.

Argentina's Supreme Court opened on Tuesday a new term with the head Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti delivering a very much awaited speech calling for 'an end to impunity' and a strong reply to harsh comments by President Cristina Fernandez on Sunday, renewing her administration’s criticism against the judicial system.

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 - 05:27 UTC

Israel demands Argentina continues with investigation into terrorist attacks

”It is the Argentine responsibility to investigate the attack perpetrated against the Israel Embassy in Buenos Aires” said the embassy in a release

The Israeli government has said that the investigation into the Israel Embassy bombing of 1992 is responsibility of the Argentine State, following President Cristina Fernandez comments on the matter during her address to Congress.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 22:37 UTC

Malvinas' 50-Peso bill, an Argentine stunt, says Foreign Office minister

President Cristina Fernandez during the announcement of the new 50-Peso bill which was officially launched in March

Britain derided a new Argentine banknote featuring the disputed Falkland Islands as a stunt on Tuesday and said it had no intention of discussing sovereignty over the archipelago with Buenos Aires.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 06:05 UTC

“One Team, One Country, One Dream” - It's just Davis Cup tennis

Juan Martín del Potro will not play, but will assist Argentina's Davis Cup tennis team in any way he can to face Brazil over the weekend in Buenos Aires.

By Federico Coronado - Argentina's team prepares for this coming weekend's clash against Brazil. Statement of unity with controversial choice of words for tie versus sporting arch-rivals. Del Potro still not fit, will be there to assist teammates, anyway.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 06:55 UTC

“Open your heads: world is different, China leads”, argued Cristina Fernandez

”You cannot be so small-minded, colonized minds my dear friends,” fired the Argentine president against the critics of the deals with China.

“I'm asking all Argentine and mainly those who have aspirations of leading the country, to open their heads”, said Cristina Fernandez in reference to the recently signed agreements with China, which are in the framework of an “integral strategic association” and have under strong criticism.

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