A suspected Russian-made surface-to-air missile downed a Malaysia Airlines jet in a separatist-controlled corner of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, prompting the Kiev government to denounce an “act of terror” that killed all 298 people on board.
The first president of the BRICS group New Development Bank will be from India and the position will rotate every five years among Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, said a joint statement from the leaders said.
President Cristina Fernandez assured that Argentina received the support from the group of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in its struggle against the holdout speculative funds, during the two summits held in Brazil, in Fortaleza and Brasilia.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández rejected on Wednesday the possibility of a new default during the UNASUR-BRICS meeting in Brasilia, highlighting Argentina is going to “keep on paying and honoring its debt,” while asking for support against the “so called vulture funds,” who are “pretending to collapse the Argentine debt restructuring.”
Argentine Vice-president and acting president while Cristina Fernandez is off to Brazil, and who was summoned this week for a hearing in a criminal probe for alleged irregularities in the purchase of a vehicle, was granted another seven days, but if he does not turn up Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio will ask Congress for his impeachment.
Inflation in Argentina during the month of June reached 2.2% accumulating 39.9% in the first half of the year, according to the average of private consultants, which is also identified as the Congressional index. The announcement comes a few hours after the official rate from the Indec stats office was released, 1.3% and 15%.
US District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York said on Wednesday that he would hear arguments on July 22 related to the banks and payment agents caught up in the Argentine sovereign debt litigation with holdout speculative funds.
The American Task Force Argentina (ATFA), the group the government of President Cristina Fernandez has officially accused of being funded by same holdout creditors suing Argentina over its defaulted bonds, has resumed its advertisement campaign against Buenos Aires now saying the Kirchner administration is actually “choosing” a default scenario.
The holdout speculative funds or “vulture funds” are going after Argentina’s resource-rich Vaca Muerta region and are seeking to threaten the government with a “technical default” scenario, economist Agustín D’Atellis.
When opposition party Senator Aecio Neves officially kicked off his presidential campaign last week, he posted a video on Facebook calling for a “fairer, more efficient, and more generous Brazil”. However the word ‘efficient’ struck some as an odd rallying cry in a tropical country known for its, well, un-Swiss-like approach to time.