Tag: Cristina Fernandez

Cristina Fernandez
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

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 11:47 UTC

Argentine election: the Kirchners' Falklands policy has backfired spectacularly

 In December 2011, the other Mercosur countries agreed, at her urging, to close their ports of ships flying the Falkland Islands flag.

By Dr Alasdair Pinkerton - For the first time in 12 years, the new occupant of the Casa Rosada, the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, will no longer bear the surname Kirchner.

Monday, November 23rd 2015 - 07:58 UTC

Falklands' welcome message to Macri: “be smart, work with us, not against”

Falkland Islanders also participated in Sunday's elections in Argentina by sending congratulation messages to president-elect Mauricio Macri while celebrating the fact that president Cristina Fernandez time comes to an end.

Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 13:06 UTC

Presidential debate 'widened the gap' for Macri; Scioli unable to transmit his true profile

The main problem of Scioli's campaign has been he never was able to convince whether he was competing with president Cristina Fernandez or with Macri.

Argentina's Sunday debate between the two presidential hopefuls has “widened the gap”, which means the mayor of Buenos Aires City, Mauricio Macri could win the runoff on 22 November by more than ten points over incumbent Daniel Scioli, according to political analyst Jorge Giacobbe.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 08:54 UTC

Two Chinese nuclear plants for Argentina in a 15bn dollars deal

About 85% of the cost of the project will be financed by Chinese firms, to be paid back in 18 years at an annual interest rate below 6.5%, said Kicillof

Argentina signed two nuclear power plant construction deals with China on Sunday worth around US$15 billion, which would add 1,750 megawatts to the energy already produced by the country's three nuclear power plants.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 08:15 UTC

Cristina Fernandez overspending to the last Peso and credit before leaving

Congress approved a “fiscal deficit of approx 50.000 million Pesos for the twelve months, but in the first six months it already stands at 100.000 million Pesos”

Outgoing Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will be leaving not only the Central bank reserves exhausted but also a budget deficit which is estimated at 7% of GDP by the end of the fiscal year, equivalent to 400.000 million Pesos, according to the country's National Auditing Office, AGN.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 06:36 UTC

Argentina's Kfir contract questioned by Air Force: they lacked “a weapons' system” and radar

 Brigadier Mario Roca argued that the fighters to be supplied by Israel did not have the weapons system and only six of them would be equipped with radars

The number three man in the Argentine Air Force refused to sign the purchase of 14 Israeli refurbished Kfir fighter jets, an operation involving 360 million dollars, and which supposedly would have given the depleted service a breath of fresh air.

Friday, November 13th 2015 - 08:09 UTC

Argentina the 'main obstacle' in reaching a trade accord with the EU, claims Uruguay

Uruguay Economy minister Astori said Argentina has been “the main obstacle” faced by Mercosur in reaching trade agreements

It's a fact, Argentina is the 'main obstacle' for Mercosur to advance in reaching a trade agreement with the European Union, and Venezuela, the latest incorporation to the group, is also hindering efforts, revealed Uruguay's Economy minister Danilo Astori during a conference on the country's investment prospects.


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