Tag: Argentina

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 09:01 UTC

Argentine Supreme Court back to full strength with two Macri nominated Justices

The latest incorporation was Carlos Rosenkrantz, the second of two Justices confirmed by the Senate and who was officially sworn into his post on Monday

The Argentine Supreme Court is back to full strength with the inclusion of two Justices nominated by president Mauricio Macri. The Court had been understaffed for months following absences left by previous Supreme Court Justices Carlos Fayt and Raúl Zaffaroni upon their respective retirements.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 07:25 UTC

Argentina unemployment in second quarter, 9.3%; first official data since Macri took office

“It is obvious that we have a serious situation in the labor market,” said Jorge Todesca, head the statistics agency.

Argentina had 9.3% unemployment in the second quarter of the year, the government's Indec statistics agency said in a report on Tuesday. It was the first official unemployment data to be published by Argentina since Mauricio Macri became president in December.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 06:06 UTC

A Mercosur/EU trade agreement will not include UK, warns European Parliament president

“If the EU and Mercosur reach an integral agreement, UK will not be part of the accord. This is a great disappointment, particularly for the UK”, said Shulz

The president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said in Buenos Aires that if finally a trade and cooperation agreement is reached between the European Union and Mercosur the United Kingdom will not benefit as a consequence of Brexit.

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 - 10:02 UTC

“Time to recover Falklands/Malvinas dialogue”

Nicholas Ridley, Thatcher's trusted minister who was to meet Martinez de Hoz for a salmon run in Scotland

Discussions between the UK and Argentina in 1980 referred to the Falkland Islands dispute have been reconstructed by an Argentine researcher bringing together recent documents from Britain's National Archives and the memoirs of two prominent members of the military government of the time in Buenos Aires, Finance minister Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz and the ambassador in the UK, Carlos Ortiz de Rozas.

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 - 06:15 UTC

EU Parliament president calls Argentina a crucial associate in the redefinition of global relations

After meeting with president Macri and holding talks with foreign ministry officials Shultz later attended CARI, Argentina's International Relations Council

Visiting president of the European Parliament Martin Shultz called on his Argentine hosts to leave behind those chapters “with no dialogue” and concentrate on Mercosur/EU trade and cooperation negotiations that have been stalled for almost twenty years, taking advantage of an Argentina opened to the world and an ally when international relations are being redefined.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 13:22 UTC

Argentine judge opens investigation on death of one of Spain's greatest modern poets

Federico García Lorca is believed to have been executed in 1936 by forces loyal to General Francisco Franco, but his fate remains a mystery

An Argentine federal judge has opened an investigation into the death of Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, who is believed to have been executed in 1936 by forces loyal to General Francisco Franco. Garcia Lorca’s fate remains a mystery after the site near the Spanish city of Granada where he was believed to have been buried was excavated in 2009 without finding human remains.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 12:59 UTC

Argentina's Supreme Court rules gas rate increases must be rolled back

In a unanimous decision, the top court ruled the government must hold public hearings before implementing any rate increase for residential customers.

Argentina's Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Mauricio Macri's move to slash natural gas subsidies, a much-hated policy that has sent customers' bills soaring. The ruling is the hardest blow yet to the business-friendly president's move to eliminate electricity, gas and water subsidies which he says are bloating the deficit and sapping the struggling economy.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 10:11 UTC

Argentina points to Uruguay for causing a “vacuum” in Mercosur and the current situation

 “Uruguay's unilateral decision to end its Mercosur pro tempore presidency has created a limbo, a vacuum” said minister Susana Malcorra

Argentina considers that Uruguay created a “vacuum” in Mercosur when it unilaterally adopted the decision to devolve the block's presidency, and creating an unprecedented situation. Since then Mercosur has been involved in a serious controversy over the transfer of the presidency to Venezuela, which has strongly discredited the South American block.

Thursday, August 18th 2016 - 06:04 UTC

Macri after full integration of Mercosur with the Pacific Alliance

“First, we have to boost Mercosur,” Macri told Nikkei, suggesting he was ready to take the lead in breaking down tariffs and other barriers to trade within the bloc.

Latin America needs greater economic integration and a merger of Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance should be the objective, according to Argentine president Mauricio Macri, who insists in loosening trade restrictions in his country and the region.

Thursday, August 18th 2016 - 05:57 UTC

US and Argentina cooperation in South Atlantic climate conditions and fisheries

Ambassador Mamet during a recent visit to INIDEP's offices and labs in Mar del   Plata

An international forum on ocean and sea sciences between Argentine and United States scientists is scheduled for next week in Mar del Plata. The 23/27 August event is in the framework of the closer ties in research and innovation between Argentina and its new partner, United States.


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