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Montevideo, July 23rd 2018 - 10:07 UTC

Argentina

  • Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 21:23 UTC

    Legal abortion bill in Argentina faces an even steeper up hill in the Senate

    Rights groups have criticised a requirement for a judge’s permission, which often results in lengthy delays or denial of the procedure. (DPA)

    The lower house of Argentina’s Congress on Thursday narrowly passed a Bill to legalise abortion through 14 weeks of pregnancy after a tight vote on a proposal that has divided the South American nation.

  • Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 06:16 UTC

    Falklands has decided on a preferred operator for a second commercial flight

    MLA Barry Elsby confirmed the Executive Council had decided to appoint a preferred airline operator to establish a second weekly air link

    The Falkland Islands Executive Council agreed on Wednesday to appoint a preferred airline operator to provide the second midweek flight between the Falkland Islands and South America.

  • Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 06:00 UTC

    Argentina's unions announce a one-day general strike to protest spending cuts

    As part of the US$ 50 billion deal with IMF, Argentina said it would target a fiscal deficit equivalent to 1.3% of GDP in 2019, down from 2.2% previously

    Argentina's leading labor federation announced plans to stage a one-day general strike on June 25 to protest against government economic policies, raising pressure on President Mauricio Macri as he moves to speed up spending cuts to balance the budget.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    A divided Argentine congress and society vote to decriminalize abortion

    President Mauricio Macri although he has declared himself “pro life”, last March he supported the initiative calling for “a mature and responsible debate”

    Argentina's Lower House will vote on Wednesday a bill to decriminalize elective abortion without judicial authorization in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. In Argentina abortion is only allowed when the mother's life is at risk or as a result of rape.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 08:06 UTC

    The Day of Malvinas Rights' affirmation remembered in Argentina

    Drawings of early settlements in the Falkland Islands

    Argentina believes that the new climate in bilateral relations with the United Kingdom, started in 2016, will enable to advance in areas of common interest, particularly in the South Atlantic, and will signify the appropriate framework for the resumption of negotiations on the Malvinas Islands question, according to the terms established by United Nations resolutions.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 07:28 UTC

    Argentina/Falklands “constructive spirit” will be tested at the UN C24 presentations

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the recent meeting held in Quebec

    The constructive spirit and pragmatic attitude towards Argentina/United Kingdom relations and shared interests seems to have spilled positively to international forae, for example the latest OAS general assembly declaration regarding the Malvinas Islands, which does not mention “militarization of the South Atlantic or nuclear arms”, as was common in the Kirchner couple years, and rather keeps to the traditional annual disputed sovereignty claim under the umbrella of the United Nations.

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 07:30 UTC

    IMF and Argentina agree on a 36-month US$ 50bn Stand-By Arrangement

    Christine Lagarde said the plan is owned and designed by the Argentine government, aimed at strengthening the economy for the benefit of all Argentines

    The Argentine authorities and IMF staff have reached an agreement on a 36-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) amounting to US$50 billion (equivalent to about SDR 35.379 billion or about 1,110% of Argentina’s quota in the IMF). This staff-level agreement will be subject to approval by the IMF’s Executive Board, which will consider Argentina’s economic plan in the coming days.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 14:06 UTC

    Sister of Queen Maxima of Netherlands dies of an apparent suicide

    Inés was found at her home on Wednesday night in Buenos Aires. Inés, who worked for the government, is believed to have suffered from depression (Pic ABC)

    Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is mourning the loss of her younger sister Inés Zorreguieta, who has passed away at the age of 33. Local Argentine media have reported that Inés died of an apparent suicide. She was found at her home on Wednesday night in Buenos Aires. Inés, who worked for the government, is believed to have suffered from depression and mental health issues.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:08 UTC

    Theresa May confirms her trip to Argentina next December for the G20 summit

    The official picture of Theresa May with Marcos Peña at 10 Downing Street

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed on Tuesday to Argentine cabinet chief Marcos Peña that she will be attending the G20 summit scheduled for next December in Buenos Aires. Mrs. May turned up at an office where her principal private secretary Peter Hill was holding a meeting with Peña at 10 Downing Street.

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    Argentina cancels exhibition match on Saturday in Jerusalem

    Argentine media reported that the reason for cancellation was Palestinian pressure and requests by leading players including Messi and Javier Mascherano

    The football exhibition match between Israel and Argentina slated for Saturday in Jerusalem has been canceled, Israel's embassy in Argentina confirmed early Wednesday, citing unspecified 'threats and provocations' against star player Lionel Messi.