Tag: Cristina Fernandez

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Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 08:11 UTC

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez received China’s Foreign Ministry Wang Yi

 Minister Wang Yi with President Cristina Fernadez at the Casa Rosada

During the meeting they signed several trade agreements, including aerospace infrastructure at the Government House. The president was accompanied by Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, Federal Planning Minister Carlos Julio De Vido and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, with whom Wang Yi had a previous meeting.

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 07:12 UTC

EU anti dumping measures force Argentina to eliminate taxes on bio-diesel

“We are in a trade war” Cristina Fernandez said in announcing the measure

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Monday asked Congress to eliminate some of the taxes paid by biodiesel manufacturers in a bid to support an industry hard hit by European Union anti-dumping measures, which was the country's main export market.

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 06:22 UTC

Cristina Fernandez praises the Kirchner years and rehearses her farewell speech

“I want to leave the next president a nation which is much better than that which we received”

President Cristina Fernández praised on Monday the work carried out by herself and late husband Nestor Kirchner during over a decade of holding the Argentine presidency, stating that she had no doubt that her successor would inherit a healthier country than in 2003.

Friday, April 11th 2014 - 21:54 UTC

The Economist's view of Argentine leader Cristina Fernández

The word “mistake” is not in her vocabulary and ”recognizing errors is to admit weakness”

The Economist has a piece on Argentina's president Cristina Fernández, an X-ray on her character, reactions, but also strong points, and what can be expected of what is left of her mandate that ends in December 2015. Even with her clout dwindling Cristina Fernández remains the most powerful politician of Argentina.

Friday, April 11th 2014 - 08:24 UTC

National strike paralyzes Argentina; government blasts roadblocks

Downtown Buenos Aires and some of the main avenues empty of the daily chaotic traffic

Argentine organized labor leader Hugo Moyano called on the government of president Cristina Fernandez to take note of Thursday's strong mobilization across the country after unions affiliated to the Teamsters figure and gastronomic heavyweight Luis Barrionuevo caused widespread disruption.

Monday, April 7th 2014 - 05:43 UTC

Argentine church baptizes lesbian couple child; now they will fight for a catholic marriage

Umma Azul with her parents, Carina and Soledad

A daughter of a lesbian couple was baptized by the Catholic Church in Argentina on Saturday, April 5 with President Cristina Fernandez acting as the godmother. It was the first case in the country, a gesture of opening from the institution headed by Argentine Pope Francis.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 05:40 UTC

Twitter uproar: Cristina Fernandez account blocked to Falkland Islanders

The self blocked Cristina Fernandez twitter account

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez caused an uproar on Friday in the Twitter social network when she blocked access to the Falkland Islanders who mocked her statements about the presence of nuclear weapons at NATO' largest base in the South Atlantic, precisely in the Falkland Islands.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 03:05 UTC

US Falklands' policy 'disappointing' but, one of many issues of US/UK special relationship

The report also emphasizes the 'spirit of realism' from British PM David Cameron foreign policy

The United States failure to recognize the right of the Falkland Islands to national self-determination is “disappointing”, reads a British House of Commons inquiry into the health of the so-called special relationship between the UK and the US. The report was released a day after the 32nd anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the South Atlantic islands (2 April 1982) and highlights London's frustration on the issue.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 02:41 UTC

“Falklands nuclear missiles turned out to be penguins”

King Penguins ('nuclear missiles') in a beach near their rookery

Falkland Islanders replied with a picture of King penguins to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez claims that the Falklands had become NATO's largest base in the South Atlantic and was equipped with missiles that could reach any of the region's countries, and also had “nuclear weapons”.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 21:25 UTC

Cristina Fernández blasts UK and NATO on Malvinas invasion anniversary

The Argentine president during her 30 minute speech at Malvinas Hall next to her full cabinet

Argentine President Cristina Fernández on the 32nd anniversary of the Malvinas Islands invasion by Argentine forces which triggered war (and defeat) with the UK, questioned the British government for not abiding by UN resolutions calling for Falklands sovereignty talks and suggested UK should be less involved in wars and more in looking after its own people.

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