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