Argentina

Argentina
Friday, June 10th 2016 - 07:02 UTC

Argentina calls on UK to strengthen bilateral relations and for Malvinas dialogue

On 10 June, Argentine recalls the creation in 1829 of the Political and Military Command of the Malvinas Islands under Vernet

The Argentine government reiterates its full willingness for an open dialogue with the United Kingdom to strengthen the bilateral relation and indentify possible cooperation areas in the South Atlantic. Likewise it invites the UK to resume negotiations on the Malvinas question in the framework of the UN General Assembly resolution 2065, according to an official statement from the Argentine foreign ministry released on Friday.

Thursday, June 9th 2016 - 09:16 UTC

Argentina's energy minister, the official with largest amount of funds abroad

Minister Juan José Aranguren, Shell Argentina ex CEO, has the largest amount of funds abroad: 4.2 million Pesos in Europe and 49.4 million in US .

Almost 100 million pesos (approx US$ 7.3 million) are held in offshore accounts by officials from the current Argentine administration economic Cabinet, a figure higher than the 18 million pesos President Mauricio Macri reported as having in a Bahamas account.

Wednesday, June 8th 2016 - 07:09 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas issue: Malcorra promises to follow on Ban Ki-moon's steps

“The Secretary General has always told both sides, UK and Argentina that he is willing to do that, on which both sides agree that can be done”, said Malcorra

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra said on Tuesday that if elected as United Nations next Secretary General she will follow on Ban Ki-moon steps when it comes to the Falklands/Malvinas issue, and downplayed the fact of her nationality in reference to the dispute.

Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 09:10 UTC

Nothing bogus about Continental Shelf claims

Argentine diplomat Osvaldo N Mársico

By Osvaldo N Mársico (Chairman of COPLA) (*) - In my capacity as the head of the COPLA National Committee on Argentina’s Continental Platform at the Foreign Ministry, I would like to refer to the letter of Professor Peter Willets published last Saturday (Mercopress) concerning the outer limit of the Argentine continental shelf and clarify some mistakes and misconceptions evident in Professors Willets’ letter.

Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 09:04 UTC

Ex Total top engineer named Argentina's YPF CEO

Ricardo Darre, an engineer, previously worked for French oil company Total in the United States. He will take up his post on July 1.

Argentina's state oil company YPF said on Monday it has named Ricardo Darre chief executive officer, as the company makes leadership changes under the new pro-business government.

Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 08:59 UTC

Macri resumes activities on Monday: “I am here, I am fine”

“I am here, I am fine. I thank the Argentine people who filled me with messages.  I am here, I am fine to keep on working together for this Argentina we dream about”

Argentine president Mauricio Macri resumed on Monday his official activities after an arrhythmia condition that led him to be hospitalized Friday night. Macri appeared at a morning rally in a southern locality of Buenos Aries to announce a financial aid for neighborhood clubs, highly affected by the latest utility rate hikes, and thanked all the messages he received.

Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 08:11 UTC

Almagro accuses Macri of reversing campaign promises in the Venezuelan situation

Almagro implied that Argentine Ambassador to the OAS Juan José Arcuri was stalling a discussion on whether or not to invoke the Charter against Venezuela.

After directing criticism at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and urging that Caracas be considered for suspension from the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro has accused Argentine President Mauricio Macri of impeding those efforts and of reversing his campaign promises of taking a hard line against Maduro.

Monday, June 6th 2016 - 14:44 UTC

Presidential arrhythmia: 'Stress' and 'ministers who make the president's blood to boil'

The head of the Presidential Medical Unit (UMP) Simón Salzberg considered “stress could have played a significant role” in president Macri’s arrhythmia (Pic TN)

Argentina's presidential medical team and the head of the powerful trade unions umbrella organization gave their opinions on what could have caused President Mauricio Macri's heart arrhythmia and heart tests that followed and forced him to rest over the weekend.

Monday, June 6th 2016 - 11:01 UTC

Support for Macri remains strong despite tough economic measures

The Poliarquia survey indicates that 60% of those interviewed support the administration, while 50% have a good opinion of president Macri.

A majority of Argentines continue to support president Mauricio Macri despite a raft of unpopular measures, public utilities rate increases, inflation, redundancies and slower activity, which his administration has been forced to implement in the first six months of his mandate in an attempt to reorganize the country's economy.

Monday, June 6th 2016 - 07:31 UTC

UK dilemma with Malcorra at the UN, “a candidate favoured by Washington”

On Tuesday Susana Malcorra will present her vision to the United Nations in a set of hustings that will now be closely watched

Britain is facing a diplomatic dilemma since it seems quite clear that the US administration of Barack Obama favours the Argentine candidate and current foreign affairs minister Susana Malcorra as the next UN Secretary General, according to an article published on the Sunday edition of The Telegraph and written by Peter Foster, Europe editor and Harriet Alexander, New York editor.

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