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Montevideo, April 23rd 2024 - 19:32 UTC


  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 18:22 UTC

    Bolivia denies issuing passports to Iranian citizens

    From the 210,000 passports issued to Bolivian citizens between 2023 and 2024, none was given to a national of another country, La Paz insisted

    Bolivian authorities denied Tuesday the allegations by Argentina's Security Minister Patricia Bullrich that passports were being given to Iranian operatives as a result of the defense agreement between La Paz and Tehran due to which Buenos Aires upped its military readiness in border areas after siding with Israel in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

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  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 16:00 UTC

    Argentina makes its largest military aircraft acquisition in decades: F-16 fighter jets from Denmark

    “We are equipping our Forces and recovering the country's supersonic capability,” announced Argentina's Ministry of Defense.

    Argentina has finalized its largest military aircraft acquisition in decades with the purchase of 24 F-16 fighter jets from Denmark, signaling a significant step in bolstering its defense capabilities.

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentina reinforces security alongside Bolivian border

    Iranian elite troops are stationed in Bolivia with passports of the South American country after a defense agreement

    After announcing its unwavering alliance with Israel in the ongoing Middle East crisis, the Argentine Government of President Javier Milei upped its security alert on the northern border given Bolivia's military alignment with Iran but lowered it from “orange” to “yellow” elsewhere in the country, it was reported Monday in Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 23:59 UTC

    Brazil and Argentina have much in common despite opposing presidents

    Argentina's relations with Brazil are a state policy, Mondino said at a press conference alongside Vieira

    Foreign Ministers Mauro Vieira of Brazil and Diana Mondino of Argentina met in Brasilia on Monday for talks aimed at bringing South America's two largest countries closer together, despite the opposing views of presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Javier Milei, especially on each other.

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  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 21:15 UTC

    A book, a hymn and the “Malvinization” of the Argentine society

    At the time (1830s) it was nothing else but a government issue, demanding the return of the Islands, and there was no awareness or penetration of the issue in popular sectors of society

    How was it possible that when the Argentine military government in 1982 decided to militarily recover and occupy by force the Malvinas Islands it managed such almost unanimous support from the Argentine society? All political parties, Peronism, the Radicals, and the powerful labor union organization, CGT, which only a few days before had organized a strike against the military government, all of them had openly supported the takeover action by force in the Islands. Even groups persecuted by the military government, and exiled groups from overseas expressed support for the military recovery. Firmenich an Argentine notorious terrorist undergoing guerrilla training in Havana, Cuba, pledged that the terrorist Montoneros group would attend the meeting in Plaza de Mayo to oppose the English aggression, and even the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, which did not support the military government had to “Malvinize” their speech, “the Malvinas are Argentine, and so are the disappeared”. In other words, they had to 'Malvinize” the universal human right.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Milei chairs emergency meeting to review crisis in Israel

    Argentina's Milei is unequivocally siding with Israel, it was announced in Buenos Aires

    Argentine President Javier Milei cut short his trip abroad and returned to Buenos Aires for an emergency cabinet meeting to review the ongoing crisis in the Middle East after Iran launched missiles and drones against Israel.

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  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 10:34 UTC

    Argentine Air Force Saab 340B makes successful first flight to Marambio Base in Antarctica

    The Saab 340B is now an alternative to the much larger C-130 Hercules

    The Argentine Air Force (FAA) has added the Swedish-built Saab 340B twin turboprop to the list of aircraft able to perform logistics missions to Antarctica after a successful first flight last week. The model is ideal for small-size operations that would otherwise require the services of the much larger and four-engined Lockheed C-130 Hercules.

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  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Argentine Navy hopes to have Super Etendards ready for joint drills with US carrier

    The French-built Super Etendard can reach a speed of Mach 1.3

    According to Argentine media, the local Navy hopes to get ready its two French-built Super Étendard jets in time to participate in joint drills when the USS George Washington aircraft carrier reaches the South Atlantic in the coming days.

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  • Saturday, April 13th 2024 - 10:37 UTC

    Argentine President and his romantic partner part company

    Milei's partnership with Florez had been regarded as an arrangement to mask his bachelorhood during last year's campaign

    Argentine President Javier Milei Friday announced through a posting on X the end of his romantic partnership with comedian Fátima Florez.

  • Friday, April 12th 2024 - 23:55 UTC

    Milei meets Musk at Tesla factory

    Milei and Musk with Karina Milei  also shared a view on free markets

    Argentine President Javier Milei and South African-born tycoon Elon Musk met Friday at the Tesla factory in Austin, Texas, in the United States, in another sign of the liberal government's inclination to welcome global business. Musk's Internet connectivity provider Starlink has just become available to customers in the South American country.