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  • Monday, June 15th 2015 - 06:44 UTC

    Catholic Church points out that 25% of Argentines are below the poverty line

    “The Catholic University Social Debt Observatory findings of 2013 are correct, poverty in Argentina is in the range of 25%”, said Monsignor Jose Arancedo

    The Argentine Catholic Church has stood out strongly on the controversy that has followed President Cristina Fernandez statement before the FAO assembly in Rome arguing that poverty in Argentina is below 5%, which was later made superlative by her spokesperson and cabinet chief Anibal Fernandez arguing that poverty in Argentina was less than in Germany or Denmark.

  • Tuesday, June 9th 2015 - 07:49 UTC

    Argentina is paradise: poverty below 5% rate Cristina Fernandez tells the world

    The president attended the FAO conference where Argentina was given an award for being one of the countries in which malnutrition levels are below 5%

    Argentine President Cristina Fernández sparked controversy on Sunday when in a speech before the FAO conference in Rome, she endorsed widely disputed government figures on poverty, saying the rate was “below five percent,” adding that destitution in the country stood at 1.27%. If this was correct Argentina's poverty rate is below that of OECD rich league members.

  • Monday, June 8th 2015 - 08:05 UTC

    Maduro cancels trip to Rome and meeting with the Pope because of a 'flu spell'

    “Due to being hit by flu and otitis, doctors have forbidden me to get on a plane and make the journey,” Maduro said in a broadcast on state television

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced he had canceled a planned trip to Rome and Vatican during which he was due to meet Pope Francis, because he is sick with flu. Analysts believe the 'diplomatic' flu spell could be linked to protests in Rome and the Vatican bringing up the issue of political prisoners, following on several letters sent to the Holy See.

  • Monday, June 8th 2015 - 07:49 UTC

    Francis receives Cristina Fernandez, but is criticized for mingling in Argentine politics

    “I had with Pope Francis a very warm encounter, as always, in which we talked about a lot of issues, the regional issue, world peace,” Cristina told reporters

    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was received on Sunday in the Vatican by Pope Francis for an encounter that lasted almost two hours, in the fifth meeting between the pontiff and head of state since the ex-Buenos Aires archbishop was elected to the Holy See. The meeting however was not without criticism from Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, June 5th 2015 - 03:28 UTC

    FAO conference to recognize efforts in lowering hunger and elect Director General

    Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy will give the Conference opening address on 6 June, followed by a speech by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.

    Some 130 ministers, 12 heads of state or government, including presidents from Argentina and Chile, Cristina Fernandez and Michelle Bachelet, plus numerous other high-level government representatives will be converging on Rome this week for the 39th session of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) governing Conference (6-13 June).