Argentina/Chile celebrate Tierra del Fuego mines-free; Rossi claims UK impedes mine-clearance in Falklands
Argentina and Chile defense ministers, Agustín Rossi and Jorge Burgos, attended this week a historic ceremony in which they signed a document declaring Tierra del Fuego free of anti-personal mines. During the meeting minister Rossi blamed the UK for not allowing Argentina to clear the mines in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.
Argentina's Supreme Court opened on Tuesday a new term with the head Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti delivering a very much awaited speech calling for 'an end to impunity' and a strong reply to harsh comments by President Cristina Fernandez on Sunday, renewing her administration’s criticism against the judicial system.
The Israeli government has said that the investigation into the Israel Embassy bombing of 1992 is responsibility of the Argentine State, following President Cristina Fernandez comments on the matter during her address to Congress.
Britain derided a new Argentine banknote featuring the disputed Falkland Islands as a stunt on Tuesday and said it had no intention of discussing sovereignty over the archipelago with Buenos Aires.
By Federico Coronado - Argentina's team prepares for this coming weekend's clash against Brazil. Statement of unity with controversial choice of words for tie versus sporting arch-rivals. Del Potro still not fit, will be there to assist teammates, anyway.
I'm asking all Argentine and mainly those who have aspirations of leading the country, to open their heads, said Cristina Fernandez in reference to the recently signed agreements with China, which are in the framework of an integral strategic association and have under strong criticism.
In her usual fiery style Argentine president Cristina Fernandez on Sunday addressing Congress lashed out at the Judicial branch, questioned the political use of the AMIA bombing, for the first time openly referred to the Nisman case, and underlined that Argentina is no longer 'in the red'. She ended with a veiled warning to whoever succeeds her following on October's presidential election.
The first landings of squid have been reported from Argentine ports and they seem 'acceptable', although there are concerns about the 'complex' market situation. Jiggers have spent 20/25 days in high seas to complete holds but most of squid is classified as 'small' with a minimum percentage of 'medium' in the last days of February. The catches refer to South of Parallel 44.
Joseph Cotterill, the Financial Times journalist who was quoted by Argentine President Cristina Fernández during her Congress address as proof the country has recovered financially, responded critically to the Head of State.
Argentina and Chile on Monday will hold a ceremony certifying that the Chilean territory of Tierra del Fuego has been completely swept of mines, dating back to the late seventies, and in accordance with the 1999 Ottawa Convention commitments.