Tag: Cristina Fernandez

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Thursday, August 27th 2015 - 05:23 UTC

Scioli-Macri the most probable run-off in Argentina's presidential race

“Until a week ago, Scioli was up 2 points and Macri also 2 points. The difference remains, both are growing evenly”, explained Giacobbe.

The scenario of a runoff in Argentina's coming presidential election next October 'remains' strong, according to public opinion analyst Jorge Giacobbe. The two candidates who are expected to dispute a second round in November are the incumbent Daniel Scioli and conservative Mauricio Macri.

Monday, August 24th 2015 - 08:54 UTC

Pope Francis and the Malvinas

Francis’s generosity of word and openness has also made him an easy target for those who want to try and use his global popularity to push a particular cause

By Jimmy Burns - The snapped moment of encounter projected fast and globally on the world wide web has become as much as a characteristic of the Francis papacy, as his twitter account @pontifex. This is a papacy with a charismatic personality and instinctive communicator at its helm. It is also a papacy advised by media specialists and diplomats that know something about the opportunity offered by the digital age to spread a message with an impact that would have inconceivable just a few years ago.

Friday, August 14th 2015 - 09:06 UTC

Highest PLO award to Cristina Fernandez for supporting Palestinian state

“It’s very significant that Argentina was on the forefront in leading the majority of the continent in recognizing Palestine,” said Saeb Erekat

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) chief Saeb Erekat praised Argentine President Cristina Fernandez for her support and recognition of the Palestinian state as he paid tribute to the backing of the region’s leaders.

Thursday, August 13th 2015 - 07:05 UTC

Rain and floods in Buenos Aires province become a political challenge

In the north of the province, around 11,000 remained evacuated as a result of the rise of the Lujan, Arrecifes, Salto, Areco and Matanza rivers

Over 20.000 people are estimated to have been evacuated or suffering flooding because of continued rains in Buenos Aires province where a wind alert for the River Plate area and coastal zones is hampering draining possibilities, a situation which started last week and is expected to last until Sunday.

Tuesday, August 11th 2015 - 07:14 UTC

Argentina will service 3.5bn dollars maturing next October with bank reserves

Central bank will transfer to the Treasury, the needed amount of over 3.55bn dollars and in exchange will receive 10-year debt instruments from the Treasury

Argentina confirmed it will be using Central Bank foreign-currency reserves to service more than US$3.5 billion dollars in international debt that matures in October. The confirmation came through an announcement in the Official Gazette, signed by President Cristina Fernández, Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernández and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof.

Saturday, August 8th 2015 - 08:30 UTC

Argentine mandatory primaries on Sunday: 32 million entitled to vote

Ban on political campaigning 48 hours prior to the elections lasts until polls close on Sunday; the release of electoral surveys is banned until 18:00 hours.

Electoral silence has started ahead of the PASO primary elections (Open Simultaneous, Mandatory Primaries) that will take place on Sunday when Argentines will cast their ballots to choose their candidates to compete in October’s general run, including the successor of president Cristina Fernandez.

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands' claim and sea access for Bolivia in the same package for Evo Morales

Bolivia's Evo Morales with a close friend, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez , during his recent visit to Buenos Aires

The Argentine government should support with 'determination' Bolivia's sea outlet claim to Chile, because if successful it will be so much easier for Argentina to recover the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, said Bolivian president Evo Morales in an interview.

Tuesday, July 28th 2015 - 06:01 UTC

Cristina Fernandez blasts media over Welsh celebrations in Patagonia

The head of state assured that she missed Monday's ceremony in Chubut on doctors' recommendations due to a bout of laryngitis.

Suffering from a severe case of laryngitis which forced her to a 48 hours rest, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez nevertheless had time for a fight with the Buenos Aires media and welcome Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones who is in Argentina for the Welsh settlers in Patagonia celebrations.

Monday, July 27th 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Argentina's incumbent ticket leads comfortably ahead of August primaries

Buenos Aires governor Scioli and his running mate have 38% of vote intentions. Macri and Gabriel Michetti, of the Cambiemos coalition, 26.6%.

Argentina's Victory Front presidential ticket of Daniel Scioli and Carlos Zannini is set to win the coming August PASO primary elections by almost 12 points over nearest challenger Mauricio Macri, a new poll published two weeks before the vote has predicted.

Saturday, July 25th 2015 - 05:55 UTC

Mother and aunt at the launching of Maximo Kirchner's campaign for Congress

Under the slogan “Always Santa Cruz”, Maximo's campaign recalls the figure of his late father Nestor with fragments from his Argentina’s minimum wagespeeches in radio and TV spots

President Cristina Fernandez underlined the achievements of her government which, she said, have set the foundations of 'a bright future ahead for Argentina', and openly sponsored the electoral aspirations of Kirchner family members, during a political rally held in Santa Cruz province, from where the powerful presidential couple that has dominated Argentine politics for the last twelve years emerged in 2002/03.

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