Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 03:18 UTC

Falklands' Argentine cemetery remains' identification turns into controversy

According to a piece in La Nación, Argentina claims the UK is deliberately delaying the process of identifying the NN graves at the Darwin cemetery

The United Kingdom regretted that Argentina was 'making politics out of a humanitarian issue”, following the claim from the administration of President Cristina Fernandez that UK was delaying the identification process of 123 Argentine soldiers, who died during the 1982 Falklands War and were buried as the Unknown Warriors on the Islands Argentine cemetery.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 01:58 UTC

Argentina sues Falklands' oil and support companies involved in hydrocarbons drilling

 “Argentina will defend its natural resources,” said Filmus, arguing that the companies are performing illegal acts by drilling near the Islands

The Argentine government on Tuesday sued several energy and support companies that are drilling for oil near the Falkland Islands, the latest chapter of a longstanding dispute over the South Atlantic archipelago, though analysts say it will have little practical effect. The criminal case was filed in Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego province which according to the Argentine constitution includes the Falklands and Antarctica.

Tuesday, April 21st 2015 - 08:09 UTC

Jewish association denies any link with hedge funds demanding Argentina, as claimed by Cristina Fernandez

“It's part of a campaign that is not coincidental, it's part of 'lie, lie and something will stick,'” said DAIA vice president Waldo Wolff

Top Argentine Jewish association, DAIA, on Monday denied that there was any relationship linking the Argentine Jewish community with deceased prosecutor Alberto Nisman and hedge funds involved in a U.S. court case in response to accusations made on the weekend by President Cristina Fernandez.

Tuesday, April 21st 2015 - 08:00 UTC

Appeals court dismisses Nisman's case against President Cristina Fernandez

Cassations Court prosecutor Javier De Luca dismissed the complaint, halting further investigation of the document

A Court of Cassations (Appeals) prosecutor on Monday refused to take on the criminal complaint formulated by late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, in which he accused Argentine President Cristina Fernández and other government officials of covering up the identities of those responsible for the deadly bombing at the Jewish community centre.

Tuesday, April 21st 2015 - 06:59 UTC

Argentine opposition gets most votes in primaries of two main electoral districts

Del Sel celebrates victory next to his political mentor Buenos Aires mayor and presidential hopeful Mauricio Macri

Argentine opposition parties came ahead in the regional primaries for governors held on Sunday in two important electoral districts, Santa Fe and Mendoza. Argentina is holding general elections next October but the law makes mandatory the open, simultaneous and mandatory primaries, PASO, which also help to give an idea of the electoral map and political feeling of public opinion.

Monday, April 20th 2015 - 07:05 UTC

Cristina Fernandez leaves for Russia in the midst of energy controversy

“The agreements with Russia are a continuity of the strengthening in cooperation in strategic areas between both countries” minister De Vido said

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez is leaving this week for an official visit to Russia and controversy over the agreements to be signed has erupted following the publication of a letter in a Sunday newspaper signed by a group of former Energy secretaries who claim the accords compromise Argentina with a foreign country in the execution of highly costly works, like it was done with China”.

Monday, April 20th 2015 - 06:20 UTC

March inflation in Argentina ranges from 1.3% to 2.12%

Lawmaker Patricia Bullrich said that Argentina's March inflation is what most countries in the world record in twelve months

Argentine inflation in March reached 2.12% over February accumulating 29.8% in the last twelve months according to the average of private consultants, which every month is released by opposition members in Congress. This is one percentage point higher than the official March rate announced by the Argentine government's discredited stats office, Indec, 1.3%.

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 10:32 UTC

Making the Falklands safe: clearing mines from the 1982 conflict

“Danger, mines”, a fenced minefield in the area where the Bactec team is currently working

Falkland Islands former minefields that have been cleared by BACTEC International’s (*) deminers are, “cleared to a higher quality than the areas that are outside the fences,” assured Project Manager Julius Unsing, speaking to Penguin News this week.

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 10:13 UTC

UK accuses Argentina of bullying the Falklands; it's time they begin acting 'responsibly'

“It is an outrageous piece of bullying and threatening against the Falkland Islanders’ perfect right to develop their own economic resources”, said Fallon

Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has accused Argentina of bullying after it announced on Friday in London that it was starting legal action against companies drilling for oil and gas near the Falkland Islands.

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 09:20 UTC

Argentina again threatens Falklands' oil companies with legal actions, this time in London

Filmus, with Ambassador Alicia Castro and former UK ambassador in Argentina, John Hughes at Canning House

Argentina's Secretary of State for Malvinas Affairs, Daniel Filmus, defended Argentina´s sovereignty rights over the Falkland Islands in a speech he delivered in London condemning UK´s recent decision to increase its military presence in the South Atlantic, outlined the scope of the criminal lawsuit against oil companies 'illegally' operating in Falklands/Malvinas waters and warned of the environmental risks these activities entail.


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