Tag: Cristina Fernandez

Cristina Fernandez
Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 05:39 UTC

Tax-office chief admits 'business links' between Cristina Fernandez and a controversial businessman

The super star public works contractor with his mentor Nestor Kirchner

Argentina's head of the tax office, Ricardo Echegaray admitted 'business links' between president Cristina Fernandez and businessman Lazaro Baez, who has been accused of money laundering and falsifying documents.

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 07:50 UTC

Cristina Fernandez on 48 hours medical rest because of pharyngitis

Cristina Fernandez was last seen in public Thursday night after the launching of Argentina's first domestically built communications satellite.

Doctors on Friday instructed Argentine President Cristina Fernandez to rest for 48 hours in order to recover from a sore throat. Argentina's presidency said in a statement that the 61-year-old leader is suffering from pharyngitis and had to suspend a public event scheduled for later in the day in order to get some rest.

Friday, October 17th 2014 - 07:24 UTC

Argentina launches satellite and Cristina Fernandez slams opposition over negative attitude

“They said the space program was a waste of money and that the scheduled launch for 2014 was a delusion. Now they can see it was not”, said CFK

President Cristina Fernandez addressed the country in a national televised broadcast after Argentina’s first geostationary satellite was successfully launched on Thursday afternoon. The head of state thanked all scientists involved in the construction of ARSAT1, and seized the opportunity to slam opposition representatives over their plans for the country.

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 07:23 UTC

Argentina: Vanoli meets Cristina Fernandez and begins working at the central bank

Capitanich said that Vanoli has to “set clear conditions for exchange rate policy and monetary stability” as well as the regulation of the financial institutions

In his first activity since his designation as the new chief of the Argentine Central Bank, Alejandro Vanoli met on Thursday President Cristina Fernandez and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof in Olivos.

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 07:24 UTC

Buenos Aires shares plunge 8.2%; US dollar trades cautiously fearing raids

Fabregas resignation and Wall Street had an impact on Merval

Buenos Aires shares plunged on Wednesday 8.2% to 11.516,28 units following the news that the Central Bank chief Juan Carlos Fabrega had resigned. The Merval benchmark stock index has risen 132% so far this year.

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 07:15 UTC

Climbing volatility of the US dollar in Argentina forces resignation of central bank president

The Buenos Aires media reported that Fabrega was offended by remarks made by the president late Tuesday in a televised speech.

Argentine Central Bank President Juan Carlos Fabrega resigned Wednesday after an alleged disagreement with President Cristina Fernandez over how to keep a lid on the black market exchange rate ('blue' dollar) that hit a record 16 pesos per dollar last week.

Wednesday, October 1st 2014 - 07:42 UTC

Argentine president claims the US wants her removed: “if something happens to me, look North”

“If something happens to me, look north. Not east” warned the President who also blasted the ruling by US Federal ('municipal' and 'senile') judge Griesa (Pic Telam)

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez defiantly claimed on Tuesday that financial, industrial and local political groups together with outside support want to remove her from office, and warned that “if something happens to me, don't look to the Mid East, look North” in clear reference to the United States.

Wednesday, October 1st 2014 - 07:30 UTC

CFK targets US interim ambassador for 'provocative' report on crime in Argentina

”We know who wrote the warning: the same person who announced the country was in default,” CFK said, referring to Kevin Sullivan

Argentine President Cristina Fernández. CFK, questioned the warning message issued on Tuesday by the US Embassy in Buenos Aires, saying it is “in line” with anti-government media, and seriously doubting interim ambassador in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan’s intentions with the note.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Cristina Fernandez claims US is responsible for Judge Griesa's decision

The Argentine president said Griesa's decision is in violation of international law and the UN and OAS charts (Pic Telam)

President Cristina Fernandez said US Judge Thomas Griesa decision to declare Argentina 'in contempt of court' in the dispute with speculative funds, was in violation of international law, the UN chart and the OAS (Organization of American States) chart.

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 08:13 UTC

Guest post: the UN is not the solution for a rogue debtor

UN resolution 2065/1965 urged London and Buenos Aires to negotiate Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty but nearly 50 years later the Islands continue disputed

By Arturo Porzecanski of American University (*) - Jose Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations official and co-president with Prof. Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue, which promotes the adoption of heterodox economic policies in developing countries, recently wrote a guest post welcoming a UN General Assembly resolution calling for the launch of negotiations on a multilateral framework for sovereign debt restructuring.

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