Tag: Cristina Fernandez

Cristina Fernandez
Wednesday, January 20th 2016 - 06:23 UTC

Without dropping Falklands claim, Macri wants “a new era” in relations with UK

“We will keep our claim over the islands which are Argentine, but I will try to start a new era in ties with Britain,” Macri said in a joint interview with leasing dailies

Argentina's new president, Mauricio Macri, says he wants to start “a new era” in relations with Britain, long strained by the two nations' dispute over the Falkland Islands, according to remarks published Tuesday.

Monday, December 21st 2015 - 06:32 UTC

Timerman admits in 2012 recording that Iran 'planted the bombs' at AMIA

 According to the book, “Nisman must die”, “Timerman pressured members of the AMIA not to release a statement at the start of negotiations with Iran.”

Argentine journalist Daniel Santoro on Friday revealed two recordings in which former Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman is heard admitting that Iran “planted the bombs” that demolished the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994.

Thursday, December 10th 2015 - 07:56 UTC

At Wednesday midnight Cristina Fernandez 'turned into a pumpkin', after eight years in office

The outgoing president pledged she will be around in 2019, to check on her successor's performance, a veiled message about a possible comeback.

Tens of thousands of supporters packed Argentina's most famous square, Plaza de Mayo on Wednesday night to say goodbye to President Cristina Fernandez, who lauded her government's achievements while blasting the incoming administration in the same tones she aimed at opponents throughout her eight years in office.

Wednesday, December 9th 2015 - 21:17 UTC

Argentina with an acting president for 12 hours until Macri takes the oath

Senate leader, Federico Pinedo, will be Argentina's acting president from the  end of Cristina Fernandez's term, 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, and Macri's inauguration.

An Argentine federal judge ruled Wednesday that the mandate of President-elect Mauricio Macri is to begin at midnight, though he will not officially be head of state until he takes the oath of office 12 hours later.

Wednesday, December 9th 2015 - 04:34 UTC

Cristina Fernandez will not attend Macri's swear-in ceremony on Thursday

 “We consider the discussion concluded. President Cristina Fernandez won’t attend Congress under these circumstances”, said Parrilli

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will not be attending the swear-in ceremony in Congress on Thursday when president elect Mauricio Macri is set to take office, according to Oscar Parrilli, head of intelligence and one of the closest aides of the Kirchners, “conditions are not given”.

Saturday, December 5th 2015 - 07:58 UTC

Argentina's presidential baton, sash, Zamba and a last minute protocol soap opera

Mauricio Macri wants to receive the presidential baton and sash from outgoing President Cristina Fernandez in government house, Casa Rosada

A growing spat between Argentina's outgoing president and president elect over inauguration day logistics took a strange turn Friday, with the silversmith responsible for crafting a ceremonial baton saying an assistant was threatened by possible police action, and fears the whole transfer ceremony could turn into a shouting contest between supporters from the two groupings.

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 07:10 UTC

Ambassador Castro thanks all those British who support the Malvinas Question

The Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro responds from the podium to the applause received after her speech

Argentine ambassador in London, Alicia Castro was a guest speaker at the Latin America conference held at the TUC headquarters, alongside other well known political and trade union figures.Her speech was met with a standing ovation from an audience of over 500 British attendants, whom she thanked for supporting Argentina on the Malvinas Question and in the litigation with the speculative or 'vulture' funds.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 07:23 UTC

Falklands MLA hopes for ‘saner’ approach from new Argentine president

We hope that ”we may see a saner approach to life in the southern cone in general and relations between our two countries in particular” said MLA Short

Falkland Islands lawmakers have reacted with caution and expectation to the election of Mauricio Macri, ex Buenos Aires mayor, as Argentina's next president. He will succeed on 10 December Cristina Fernandez and twelve years of rough relations with Kirchnerism and constant intimidation.

Thursday, November 26th 2015 - 07:01 UTC

Cristina Fernandez wants to become head of the opposition to Macri

Affirming she will “never leave” and “will always be with you,” Cristina Fernández highlighted the current unemployment rate of 5.9%

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez made on Wednesday her first public appearance since Sunday's election runoff when opposition candidate Mauricio Macri was confirmed as the new head of state, and clearly anticipated she will continue in politics and pretends to conduct the Justicialista party, the country's hegemonic political force.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 08:09 UTC

An Anti-incumbency Vote Whose Effects Will be Seen Beyond Argentina

The president elect Mauricio Macri next to Maria Eugenia Vidal governor elect of the most important and decisive electoral district in Argentina

By Rengaraj Viswanathan (*) Mauricio Macri’s win will inspire the centre-right opposition parties that hope to replace leftist governments in Brazil and Venezuela but it is too early to declare, as some observers are doing, that the result marks the end of the Left in the region


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