Tag: Argentina

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 06:42 UTC

Falklands' bound Argentine 'militant' yacht rescued abandoned by fisheries protection vessel

“La Sanmartiniana” was adrift in Falklands FOCZ and was rescued by FPV Protegat and weather allowing will be towed to Stanley

An Argentine flagged yacht “La Sanmartiniana” belonging to a political group which responds to Argentine president Cristina Fernandez son, Maximo Kirchner, was detected abandoned in the high seas by the Falklands Islands Fisheries Protection Vessel, FPV Protegat and is being towed to Port Stanley, reports a release from the Falklands government.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 08:25 UTC

University of Cordoba receives Sustainability award from Argentine/British chamber of commerce

The British Ambassador John Freeman handed out the Excellency Prize

Argentine-British Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Sustainable Leadership Awards. The National University of Cordoba’s Hemoderivatives Lab won the CCAB Excellence in Sustainability award for its positive impact on the community, high degree of innovation at the implementation level and strong leadership in the field of sustainability.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 01:37 UTC

Noble Falklands Ltd oil activities are 'illegal' and 'clandestine' claims Argentina

Back in June, Tierra del Fuego Federal Judge Lilian Herráez ordered seizures for US$156 million of oil companies 'illegally' operating in 'Malvinas'

The Argentine government has declared “illegal” and “clandestine” the hydrocarbons' exploration activities carried out off the Falklands/Malvinas Islands by the Houston based Noble Falklands Limited company, according to a resolution by the country's Energy Office.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 08:39 UTC

“Malvinas Hall” in Comodoro Rivadavia recalls Air Force strikes command against UK Task Force

“Malvinas means every day, not only April second, and this space, Malvinas Hall, will have ever-present the Malvinas cause”, said Ruben Palomeque

The room in Comodoro Rivadavia from where the Argentine Air Force command operated its attacks on the Falkland Islands during the 1982 conflict has been renamed 'Malvinas Hall', and has been declared part of the city's heritage, a place where students and visitors can recall “the ever present Argentine claim over the Malvinas Islands, and the heroism of its pilots”.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 08:20 UTC

Ushuaia expects this cruise season 336 vessel calls and over 100.000 visitors

During the 2014/15 season the number of cruise visitors in Ushuaia was actually down 9%, from 98.770 to 90.276, according to a release from Hosteltur.

Tierra del Fuego Tourism Institute (Infuetur), in extreme south Argentina, is expecting 25% more cruise visitors this 2015/16 season, most probably breaking the 100.000 milestone, with 336 calls involving 47 cruise vessels. The estimate is 112.170 passengers by April 2016, of which 79.486 non Antarctic and 36.684 Antarctic visitors.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 07:28 UTC

Victory for Argentina in its ongoing battle with speculative funds

Appeals court upheld a ruling from Judge Griesa, agreeing that plaintiffs were not entitled to possess the funds and did not have rights to the money superior to that of BNY Mellon.

The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York refused on Monday to force Bank of New York Mellon Corp to turn over to holders of defaulted Argentine bonds any of the $539 million the country deposited in 2014 to pay creditors who participated in its past restructurings.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 07:19 UTC

Argentina cancels $5.9bn Boden 2015 bond and issues new debt for $500m

Argentina on Monday disbursed US$5.9 billion from its Central Bank reserves to cancel the Boden 2015 bond series, which matured on Saturday.

Argentina's central bank on Monday afternoon confirmed the 5.9 billion dollar payment Argentina was due to make ended successfully, adding “the level of reserves is enough for the execution of our exchange policy.”

Monday, October 5th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

“Hands off, Tories will never sell out the Falklands”:Hammond's message to Cristina Fernandez

Hammond said the right to self-determination is being challenged not only in eastern Europe and the Middle East, but also in Gibraltar and South Atlantic.

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has issued a firm hands-off warning to Argentina by insisting the government will “never sell out” the Falkland Islands. The Foreign Secretary insisted the “bullying and harassment” against the Islanders must stop, adding it is counter-productive and “shameful”.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015 - 11:01 UTC

Argentina's incumbent presidential candidate Scioli could just make it in the first round

According to the latest poll released, incumbent Scioli would win 41.3% of voters' support, second placed Mauricio Macri would secure 30.5%

Ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli could win Argentina's presidential election in the first round, after an opinion poll published on Friday showed he had widened his lead over his closest rival. Scioli, the anointed candidate of President Cristina Fernandez, would win 41.3% of voters' support, including his share of projected undecided votes, the survey by Ricardo Rouvier & Associates showed. Second-placed mayor of Buenos Aires City, Mauricio Macri would secure 30.5%.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015 - 08:47 UTC

Argentina will pay $5.9bn mature Boden 15 bonds on Monday, and issue new debt

Argentina targets raising $500 million in the auction of notes under Argentine law. The new Bonar 20 will carry an 8% coupon, minister Kicillof announced

Argentina on Monday will pay the $5.9 billion maturity due for its Boden 15 bonds in cash and issue new debt the following day, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said on Friday. Argentina which is in technical default on some debt because of a legal fight with bondholders in the United States, targets raising $500 million in the auction of notes under Argentine law, Kicillof told a news conference.


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