A federal judge in Argentina indicted former President Cristina Fernandez for treason and asked for her arrest for allegedly covering up Iran’s possible role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 people and injured hundreds, a court ruling said.
In a display of her political standing, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez confirmed Daniel Scioli as her Victory Font's grouping presidential candidate forcing the other hopeful, whom she had also encouraged, Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo to step down from his candidacy.
Argentine presidential hopeful and Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli announced he will run for president with Carlos Zannini, the current Legal and Technical Presidential secretary and one of the closest advisors of President Cristina Fernandez, completing the ticket.
Argentina's government ruled out further piecemeal debt talks with a small group of U.S. hedge funds (holdouts) and said the country needed to strike a deal with all bondholders including those which have rejected past restructuring agreements as a single group.
Argentina's Legal and Technical Secretary to the Presidency Carlos Zannini is overseeing a group of experts in international law as they draft the suit the government of President Cristina Fernandez will file against US Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling on full repayment to holdout bondholders at International Court of Justice in the Hague, according to Noticias Argentinas-
Argentina announced on Thursday morning it had deposited a billion dollars to honor restructured bonds' 30 June payment and at the same again asked for a new stay from New York Judge Thomas Griesa on the 'pari passu' ruling that forces the country to also pay holdouts 100% of defaulted bonds face value.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez faithful participated on Sunday in a major political rally to celebrate the eleventh anniversary of Nestor Kirchner's victory in the 27 April 2003 elections, but also to indicate how the incumbent Victory Front will be acting ahead of, and after the October 2015 presidential election, to ensure the Kirchner political legacy.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will resume official functions as of next Monday 18 November, after completing a month of convalescence, presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro announced on Monday. However further tests are programmed to check when the president can again travel by air.
The seven members of Argentina's Supreme Court came out in full support of the body's president Ricardo Lorenzetti who was accused of holding meetings with members of President Cristina Fernandez government and opposition lawmakers demanded he be impeached.
The administration of President Cristina Fernandez is preparing a package of measures in an attempt to further impede the outflow of hard currency, mainly US dollars, for which it is planning to establish a double exchange rate system. The measures target tourism, a bill of 8 billion dollars which has become dearer than the energy deficit.