Tag: ARA Libertad

ARA Libertad
Saturday, February 22nd 2014 - 05:48 UTC

Tall ships parade in Punta del Este; Mujica invited to a reception in ARA Libertad

ARA Libertad will host Mujica and Argentine ambassador Dovena

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica is scheduled to attend a reception on Saturday at Argentina's tall ship Libertad, which together with several similar vessels is participating in the '2014 Latin American Sails' tour of thirteen Latin American and Caribbean ports, and on Friday arrived to Punta del Este.

Thursday, November 7th 2013 - 07:24 UTC

Argentina steps down from major air exercise in Brazil fearing repeat of flagship Libertad incident

The Argentine Air Force grounded on fears of inconvenient surprises overseas

Argentina admitted that it stepped down at last minute from participating in South America's largest military air exercise in Brazil, Cruzex 2013 to avoid any possible injunction situations as that experienced by the Navy's three mast frigate that ended retained in a port of Ghana.

Saturday, August 31st 2013 - 01:39 UTC

Falklands’ Argentina banned oil companies linked to YPF partner Chevron

Lawmaker Martinez claims OSRL is linked to the Falklands oil companies

An Argentine lawmaker claims that the US oil corporation Chevron which is investing heavily in developing shale resources in Neuquen with YPF is a partner of Oil Spill Response Limited that is also involved with the oil companies operating in the South Atlantic in Argentine waters but licensed by the Falkland Islands government.

Saturday, July 13th 2013 - 13:28 UTC

Cristina Fernandez admits few European countries are a flying option for her

Fears that Tango 01 could be impounded on request from the hedge funds or ‘vulture funds’

President Cristina Fernandez revealed during the Mercosur summit in Uruguay on Friday that as a result of the judicial dispute between Argentina and the hedge funds, a few countries in Europe are not a flying option for her.

Monday, July 8th 2013 - 06:29 UTC

Argentine training frigate ARA Libertad at last moment suspends annual trip

ARA Libertad with sails fully displayed before arriving to a great reception in Mar del Plata

Argentina’s flagship the tall mast frigate ARA Libertad which last year was retained in Ghana for 77 days, unexpectedly suspended until 2014 the beginning of its annual instruction trip which was scheduled to leave Buenos Aires this weekend.

Thursday, June 27th 2013 - 04:41 UTC

After a rough year Cristina Fernandez names new top heads of the Armed Forces

The Argentine president with minister Rossi

In a surprise move Argentine President Cristina Fernández replaced the top heads of the armed forces and appointed Brigadier General Luis María Carena as the new head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The changes announced on Wednesday come just a few weeks after former lawmaker Augstín Rossi was named new Defence minister.

Tuesday, June 25th 2013 - 23:33 UTC

Argentina appeals to US Supreme Court its legal battle with ‘holdout’ creditors

Will the busy US Supreme Court  take the case?

Argentina took on Tuesday its legal battle with “holdout” creditors to the US Supreme Court by appealing an adverse decision handed down by a lower US court in October of last year, according to Telam the official news agency from the Argentine government.

Tuesday, June 25th 2013 - 16:43 UTC

Ghana Supreme Court rules that seizure of ARA Libertad was “fundamentally and patently wrong”

ARA Libertad was retained for months in the port of Tema

Ghana's Supreme Court has ruled that the seizure of an Argentine warship that led to a weeks-long ordeal last year was “fundamentally and patently wrong,” a copy of the decision released last Friday said.

Thursday, January 10th 2013 - 04:06 UTC

Cristina Fernandez targets UK ‘threats’ to keep escalating the Falklands’ dispute

The Argentine president remembers the Falklands dispute in her first 2013 speech (Photo Telam)

Argentine president Cristina Kirchner targeted the UK for “threatening” to come “to militarize and invade our Malvinas Islands” following the announcement that an additional 150 British soldiers are been sent to the Falklands and PM David Cameron recent warnings on support of the Islands.

Tuesday, January 8th 2013 - 20:12 UTC

Cristina at the helm for ARA Libertad grand welcome party in Mar del Plata

The Argentine president in epic posture leading through the storm

The frigate ARA Libertad is already in Argentine waters and is scheduled to arrive Wednesday to the port of Mar del Plata, escorted by dozens of yachts and other vessels, to a huge reception ceremony headed by President Cristina Fernandez, ministers and top officials.

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