Tag: Cristina Fernandez

Cristina Fernandez
Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - 07:45 UTC

Cristina Fernandez lashes out at unions for the 24-hour strike that brought Argentina to a halt

“A hardened heart is worse than an oligarch's heart” said Cristina Fernández,  calling for solidarity from high-earning workers for those on lower incomes.

President Cristina Fernandez fiercely criticized the trade union leaders behind Tuesday's 24-hour general strike, which brought Argentina to a halt, arguing that adhesion to the measure would have been far lower if public transport had functioned as normal.

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - 06:44 UTC

Argentine president main speaker at Falklands war ceremony and enshrinement of “Our Lady of Malvinas”

This will be the last time Cristina Fernandez heads the April 2 ceremonies recalling the beginning of the 1982 conflict with UK over the disputed Falklands

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will be the main speaker at the commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the start of the Falklands/Malvinas war, to be held April second in the city of Ushuaia and which will also include a political-religious ceremony.

Friday, March 27th 2015 - 09:04 UTC

Argentine appeals court dismisses Iran-case accusation against Cristina Fernandez

Judges Eduardo Freiler and Jorge Ballestero voted to throw out the criminal complaint while Judge Eduardo Farah argued that the case should be investigated further.

Argentina's First Court of the Buenos Aires City Federal Appeals Court dismissed late prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s accusation that claimed President Cristina Fernández and other top officials had tried to negotiate impunity for the alleged Iranian masterminds of the 1994 AMIA Jewish community centre bombing.

Tuesday, March 24th 2015 - 04:55 UTC

Falklands' defense review full statement from Secretary Fallon expected soon

UK MoD spokesperson was quoted saying that: “there is a defense review and an announcement will be made about it. There will be a full statement by Michael Fallon”.

A statement from UK Defense secretary Michael Fallon relative to the Falkland Islands' garrison is expected sometime this week, according to reports in the British media. The Falklands' military response capacity has been a matter of much ongoing debate among analysts and former officers, as Argentina allegedly is involved in increased military expenditure.

Monday, March 23rd 2015 - 17:20 UTC

Griesa yields: allows Citibank to process interest payments of Argentine law bonds

“Griesa issued said he won’t prevent Citibank from fulfilling its obligations to process interest payments of Argentine law bonds,” Citibank Argentina reported

United States Judge Thomas Griesa finally authorized Citibank Argentina to process interest payments of bonds issued under Argentine law, with a payment deadline on March 31 and on June 30, and to exit its custody business in Argentina.

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - 05:55 UTC

Cristina Fernandez warns Citibank must comply with Argentine law

Banks operating in Argentina “must obey Argentine laws, just like in every country. We're no different,” the president said.

President Cristina Fernandez warned on Friday that banks operating in Argentina must obey its laws, amid a row over Citibank's refusal to defy a US court order blocking Buenos Aires from repaying its restructured debt. At the end of the month, 31 March, Citibank as custodial has to pay Argentine restructured bonds.

Monday, March 16th 2015 - 10:39 UTC

Israel newspaper questions Nisman’s accusations against Cristina Fernandez and Timerman

Nisman was “known among his colleagues for his close ties to Argentina’s intelligence services”, which “have been involved in every dirty operation you can imagine.”

Israeli newspaper Haaretz has published an article questioning the criminal accusation filed by late AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman against Argentine President Cristina Fernández and Foreign minister Hector Timerman, while asserting that the official's handling of the case was far from exemplary.

Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 06:33 UTC

Journalist who first reported Nisman's death sues Aerolineas and Telam

“I won’t come back to Argentina during the current government, and also I don’t know if I will return after,” Pachter said in an interview from Israel.

Following the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, an Argentine-Israeli journalist who first reported the death has sued two state-owned companies that publicized his private data.

Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 08:11 UTC

Obstruction of justice complaint against Cristina Fernandez dismissed

“There is no solid argumentation” said Judge Lijo adding charges are based on data published by media, out of which one cannot extract “concrete elements”

Argentine Federal Judge Ariel Lijo has dismissed the obstruction of justice complaint filed by journalist Cristian Sanz against President Cristina Fernández for lacking “solid argumentation”.

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 08:08 UTC

“Nisman did not commit suicide, Nisman was murdered” concludes independent forensic report

Judge Arroyo Salgado said the experts had concluded that Nisman's body was moved, which contradicts the version of events presented by prosecutor Fein

The ex-wife of late special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found fatally shot in his Buenos Aires apartment on Jan. 18, hours before he was supposed to brief Argentina's Congress about his accusations against President Cristina Fernandez, said Thursday that an independent forensic report shows that he was murdered.


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