Argentine Federal Prosecutor Guillermo Marijuan was appointed Thursday to lead an investigation against President Mauricio Macri for allegedly extorting a media businessman to relinquish spectrum frequencies which the government was interested in passing on to a rival group.
Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) international organization questioned the abrogation of Argentina’s media law decided by the administration of President Mauricio Macri, warning the new legislation that creates the Enacom agency “favors” concentration of media ownership in the country.
The 'capture' (salvage) by a Falkland Islands Fisheries Patrol vessel of the Argentine flagged yacht La Sanmartiniana adrift in the South Atlantic had a great impact in the Buenos Aires media and immediate political controversy, basically accusing opposition newspapers of publishing dishonest 'pro-British' reports with the intent of jeopardizing the current presidential election.
Argentine ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) Nilda Garre denied having accounts neither in the CNB Bank nor in the Felton Bank, saying the US-based entity had written proof that there were no accounts under her name there.
Maximo Kirchner, son of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez has strongly denied as “false and ridiculous” news published in Buenos Aires daily Clarin and Brazil's magazine Veja alleging he had secret accounts in the US and Cayman Islands holding millions of dollar.
Maximo Kirchner, son of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez and former Defense and Security Minister Nilda Garre figure with secret bank accounts, stashed with millions of dollars, in the United States and in the Cayman Islands, according to reports in Buenos Aires daily Clarin and Brazil's Veja, the weekly magazine with the largest circulation in that country.
Argentine Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich denied that a bill to choose the members of Mercosur Parliament (Parlasur) through popular vote had a hidden agenda for granting immunity for President Cristina Fernandez after 2015, as was denounced by Buenos Aires Clarin newspaper.
The seven members of Argentina's Supreme Court came out in full support of the body's president Ricardo Lorenzetti who was accused of holding meetings with members of President Cristina Fernandez government and opposition lawmakers demanded he be impeached.
The Argentine media group Clarin presented a plan Monday to divide its media assets into six different companies to comply with a controversial media antitrust law. The move was announced shortly after the head of the authority set up to enforce the law offered assurances that the group would be allowed to keep its most valuable TV and radio licenses.
The Argentine Supreme Court on Tuesday after four years of litigation finally declared the constitutionality of the Broadcast Media Law, effective immediately, and which forces the powerful Clarin media consortium to comply with the antimonopoly legislation and sell off many of its operating licenses.