Tag: Argentina

Thursday, July 30th 2015 - 09:16 UTC

Kicillof blasts 'speculators' for promoting a run from the Peso to the US dollar

”When people get frightened, they don’t invest the same way. If people believe there will be devaluation, a foreign market slowdown, they won’t invest”

Argentina's economy minister and central bank governor came out strongly to warn the “devaluation club” and speculators in the foreign exchange market who allegedly are pushing the value of the US dollar and sinking the local Peso.

Thursday, July 30th 2015 - 07:23 UTC

Argentina asks if Iran nuke-deal includes delisting Iranian wanted in major bomb attack in Buenos Aires

Argentina is concerned with a news report saying the secret deal included EU's consent to remove ex-Iran Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi from sanctions list.

Argentina's foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union Foreign Affairs representative, Federica Mogherini to clarify whether Washington's nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol's list an Iranian wanted in a major bomb attack in Buenos Aires that took place in 1994 and remains unsolved.

Wednesday, July 29th 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Positive signals from Argentina's economy ahead of October's election

A rebound in the auto industry which picked up 6.8% was a crucial element in the upturn. Figures were supported with rising sales both at home and abroad

Industrial production in Argentina fell 0.8% in June compared to the same period last year, according to the country's National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC), marking the 23rd consecutive month that the sector has contracted. However with seasonally adjusted figures, Indec's data showed a 0.9% rise, the first positive advance in two years (July 2013).

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Falkland Islanders under Argentina 'will elect their own members to Congress and enjoy oil benefits'

“Argentina will recover sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands some day, and in the meantime we will continue with dialogue and claims” said Castro

'Some day' Argentina will recover sovereignty over the Malvinas and in no way will the Falkland Islanders or their culture, traditions or language be discriminated, and furthermore they will be able to elect their members to congress, governor and fully enjoy the benefits of oil production.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:21 UTC

Di Caprio in Ushuaia for the final scenes of “The Revenant”

Di Caprio plays a well-known U.S. explorer who upon being attacked by a bear and abandoned by his companions, begins a dangerous expedition during winter

U.S. actor Leonardo Di Caprio is in far southern Argentina to shoot the final scenes of “The Revenant,” directed by Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, the recent winner of the Oscar for Best Picture for “Birdman.”

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:01 UTC

Cristina Fernandez blasts media over Welsh celebrations in Patagonia

The head of state assured that she missed Monday's ceremony in Chubut on doctors' recommendations due to a bout of laryngitis.

Suffering from a severe case of laryngitis which forced her to a 48 hours rest, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez nevertheless had time for a fight with the Buenos Aires media and welcome Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones who is in Argentina for the Welsh settlers in Patagonia celebrations.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 05:38 UTC

Carwyn Jones grateful to Chubut for helping preserve Welsh language and culture

Buzzi presented First Minister Jones with a painting from a local Gaiman artist which depicts the chapel of Bryn Crwn

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones said it was an honor and a privilege to be in Chubut for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first Welsh settlers arrival in Patagonia, and thanked provincial governor Martin Buzzi for organizing the event and helping to preserve Welsh traditions, culture and language.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 05:31 UTC

“A diplomatic success” the presence of Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones

“The presence of First minister Jones is a significant success for Chubut, and a day of great celebration for our nation and our people” underlined Castro

As a day of great celebration, Argentine ambassador in the UK, Alicia Castro described the festivities for the 150th anniversary of Welsh settlers arrival to Patagonia, taking place in Chubut with the attendance of Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones, Argentine cabinet ministers and members of the Welsh-Argentine community.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 05:07 UTC

'The Welsh are fully integrated to Argentina and have preserved their culture'

Anibal Fernandez and Carlos Zannini came in representation of President Cristina Fernandez who is suffering from laryngitis

Argentina's Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernandez and the Presidential Legal and Technical secretary Carlos Zannini led on Monday celebrations in Chubut to mark the 150th anniversary of the Welsh community that settled in the Patagonian province. The event took place in Puerto Madryn overlooking the Golfo Nuevo.

Monday, July 27th 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Argentina's incumbent ticket leads comfortably ahead of August primaries

Buenos Aires governor Scioli and his running mate have 38% of vote intentions. Macri and Gabriel Michetti, of the Cambiemos coalition, 26.6%.

Argentina's Victory Front presidential ticket of Daniel Scioli and Carlos Zannini is set to win the coming August PASO primary elections by almost 12 points over nearest challenger Mauricio Macri, a new poll published two weeks before the vote has predicted.


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