Tag: Argentina

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 08:12 UTC

Falklands unaware of Argentina's scholarships program geared to Islanders

Director of Education Tom Hill confirmed no approach has been made to the Falkland Islands Education Department regarding the free scholarship scheme

Falklands' Director of Education Tom Hill has confirmed that no approach has been made to the Falkland Islands Education Department regarding a free scholarship scheme with a Patagonian university in Argentina.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015 - 21:37 UTC

Malvinas 1981: Argentina threatens to withdraw air link and fuel if there are no 'realistic' negotiations

UK ambassador in Argentina receives a note implying LADE air service and YPF fuel to Falklands could be threatened if there's no progress in negotiations.

Penguin News in its latest edition in a special section, “A stroll down memory lane”, remembers events of 34 years ago, that is August 1981. And in effect then as now, Argentina calls for more talks, yet again, over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands and emphasizes impatience at the lack of actual progress made.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015 - 07:44 UTC

Argentina's central bank and foreign private banks clash over removal of HSBC directors

HSBC president Gabriel Martino and deputy Miguel Angel Estevez were forced to resign by the central bank in relation to money laundering and Swiss accounts

Argentina's Central Bank and the Argentine Banking Association (ABA) exchanged fierce criticism on Wednesday after the decision of the monetary authority to remove the licenses of two senior HSBC directors, who will be forced to leave their posts.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015 - 06:53 UTC

Malvinas chapter of “Back to the Future”, script by Argentine pope Francis

Daniel Filmus during the announcement at Argentina's Patagonia’s National University of San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB)

Argentina's Patagonia’s National University of San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB), based in Chubut province, officially introduced on Tuesday an academic scholarship program geared toward Falklands/Malvinas residents, and during a panel presided by Malvinas Affairs Secretary Daniel Filmus, Argentina's Under-Secretary of University Policies Laura Alonso and the university’s chief Alberto Ayape.

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 - 06:39 UTC

Argentina revokes license of HSBC president for not preventing tax evasion

“Mr. Gabriel Diego Martino did not direct the necessary actions to mitigate and address suitably the risk of prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism

Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) has revoked the license of Gabriel Martino as president of the HSBC, forcing him to step down from his post. The entity commanded by Alejandro Vanoli considered Martino responsible for failing to establish “necessary” control mechanisms to prevent clients from evading taxes and moving capital abroad.

Tuesday, September 1st 2015 - 06:59 UTC

US Appeals Court backs Argentina: sovereign immunity for Central bank funds

Griesa had opened the door for the hedge funds to seize assets of the central bank held in US banks in lieu of payment.

A US appeals court supported Argentina's appeal Monday against an earlier ruling that could have permitted a group of creditors to seize assets of Argentina's central bank.

Tuesday, September 1st 2015 - 03:58 UTC

Malvinas Argentine veterans demand justice of abuse suffered at the hands of their officers

Led by CECIM president, Ernesto Alonso, the ongoing case was submitted to the Inter American Human Rights Commission earlier this year

Argentine Veterans from the 1982 Malvinas war will continue to voice their condemnation of abuse suffered at the hands of their superior officers as a legal team reiterate their demands for recognition and justice before federal courts in Río Grande on Monday.

Monday, August 31st 2015 - 07:34 UTC

Argentine opposition agree on reform but not on an electoral alliance

Sergio Massa ruled out the possibility of establishing a broader alliance ahead of October’s elections with Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri.

Argentine opposition presidential candidates despite the encouraging mathematics which emerged from early August primaries, and despite having sat at the same table to call for electoral reform, insisted that any ongoing cooperation between the two rival candidates on electoral matters should not be confused with an electoral alliance.

Monday, August 31st 2015 - 07:11 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Sarkozy willing to bring sides together to address the issue

“I met with Nicholas Sarkozy who said he was willing to help bring sides together regarding the Argentine claim over the Falklands”, wrote Scioli

Former French president Nicholas Sarkozy, visiting Buenos Aires, has offered to bring sides together regarding the Falklands/Malvinas Islands dispute between Argentina, the United Kingdom and the Islanders, according to the incumbent presidential candidate Daniel Scioli.

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 06:33 UTC

Falklands' MLAs confident they can 'educate' UK politicians who have swallowed the Argentine story

MLA Short said that if Corbyn is successful in the Labor leadership election he is going to do that party an awful disservice...”

Falkland Islands elected lawmakers believe that the election of MP Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Labor would be harmful for that party, but anyhow they are confident that as happened before, they can 'educate' detractors who argue that Britain and Argentina should negotiate over the Falklands.


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