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Wednesday, March 4th 2015 - 22:14 UTC

Argentina/Chile celebrate Tierra del Fuego mines-free; Rossi claims UK impedes mine-clearance in Falklands

 Burgos mentioned that the Chilean congress is in the process of passing a bill to compensate “victims of mine or other military ordnance explosions”.

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.

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 - 06:17 UTC

Argentine Justices call for an end to impunity and to disputes among government branches

“Institutions do not work if those in charge talk about power and citizens about their problems”, said Lorenzetti.

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.

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 - 05:27 UTC

Israel demands Argentina continues with investigation into terrorist attacks

”It is the Argentine responsibility to investigate the attack perpetrated against the Israel Embassy in Buenos Aires” said the embassy in a release

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.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 22:37 UTC

Malvinas' 50-Peso bill, an Argentine stunt, says Foreign Office minister

President Cristina Fernandez during the announcement of the new 50-Peso bill which was officially launched in March

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.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 06:05 UTC

“One Team, One Country, One Dream” - It's just Davis Cup tennis

Juan Martín del Potro will not play, but will assist Argentina's Davis Cup tennis team in any way he can to face Brazil over the weekend in 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.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 06:55 UTC

“Open your heads: world is different, China leads”, argued Cristina Fernandez

”You cannot be so small-minded, colonized minds my dear friends,” fired the Argentine president against the critics of the deals with China.

“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.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 06:44 UTC

Cristina Fernandez defends the Kirchner legacy and warns her December successor

“In fact, we are the only country whose debt has been reduced to negative values,” said the president citing a report by McKinsey international consulting.

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.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 05:42 UTC

First squid landings in Argentina 'acceptable', but mostly Small

“First landings seem acceptable, but we are still at the beginning of the season; we have to wait and see if the tendency is confirmed”, reported Pescare.com.ar

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.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 05:22 UTC

Argentine bond prices going up “as the less time you have left in office”

Cristina Fernandez made a reference to Argentine bonds that backfired

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.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 01:24 UTC

Bilateral ceremony to certify that Chilean Tierra del Fuego is free of mines

Ministers Agustin Rossi and Jorge Burgos (L) will be leading the ceremony in the framework of the 30th anniversary of the Peace and Friendship accord

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.

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