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Stories for June 18th 2016

  • Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 09:16 UTC

    “K” money funneling scam finally emerging: from 'sweet solidarity' to a convent

    Jose Lopez, a most loyal pawn of the Kirchner couple since 1991; it is estimated that 130bn dollars in public works contracts passed through his hands

    Argentine public opinion still hasn't been able to overcome last week's events: a civil engineer who has been working for the Kirchner couple since 1991 and managed some 130bn dollars in public works in that time is locked in a psychiatric ward awaiting charges after he was discovered trying to hide almost 9 million dollars cash and jewels in a rather secretive convent.

  • Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

    Rio under “state of public calamity” with seven weeks before the Olympics

    The Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which will run August 5-21, and Paralympics, which will run September 7-18, will be the first to be held in South America.

    Brazil's Rio state authorities have declared a “state of public calamity” over a major budget crisis, in order to release emergency funds to finance the Olympic Games. The decree authorizes the state to “adopt all necessary emergency measures to ration essential public services in order for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to take place”.

  • Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 04:34 UTC

    Malcorra will present the Malvinas case before C24 next Thursday

    In New York Malcorra will attend the C24 annual session representing Argentina, when Falklands lawmakers will also be making their position

    Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra will be absent from the debate on the Venezuelan situation scheduled for next Thursday in Washington, since that same day she will be attending the UN Special Decolonization Committee when the Falklands/Malvinas issue is to be addressed.

  • Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 04:23 UTC

    Argentina “authorizes” Red Cross assessment mission to the Falklands

    The Argentine cemetery in Darwin which holds the remains of Argentine combatants from the 1982 conflict including 123 graves “only k	nown by God”

    Argentina extended an authorization to the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, for a technical assessment mission to the Malvinas Islands at the end of the month, to help with the initiative for the identification of the remains of Argentine Armed Forces members buried in the Argentine cemetery of the Islands, according to a Friday official release from the Foreign ministry in Buenos Aires.