Argentine Defense Minister Oscar Aguad Tuesday said the causes of the ARA San Juan submarine's fate are closer to become known, but he pointed a finger at faulty maintenance between 2008 and 2015 under President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (CFK).
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 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.
The new Argentine ambassador before the Organization of American States, OAS, former Defence and Home Security minister Nilda Garré begins her diplomatic job with a main line of action: ‘claiming the Malvinas Islands sovereignty” and the “resumption of negotiations with the UK”.
The new Permanent Representative of Argentina to the Organization of American States (OAS), Nilda Garré, presented credentials that accredit her to the hemispheric institution, during a ceremony held at the OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C.
In a surprise move Argentine President Cristina Fernández replaced the top heads of the armed forces and appointed Brigadier General Luis María Carena as the new head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The changes announced on Wednesday come just a few weeks after former lawmaker Augstín Rossi was named new Defence minister.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez shuffled her cabinet appointing Defence minister Arturo Puricelli at the Security ministry and Agustin Rossi until now head of the government’s block in the Lower House, in Defence. Removed Nilda Garré is to be appointed as the new ambassador before the Organization of American States, OAS.
The Argentine Coast and Border Guards conflict came to an end on Wednesday morning following an order for the officers to return to their posts and remain in barracks until new instructions.
The Argentine Coast and Border Guards conflict remains unchanged Sunday night with the government advancing with some disciplinary actions while the big event is scheduled for Monday/Tuesday when the Cristina Fernandez administration is supposed to come up with a ‘satisfactory’ reply to the salary and working conditions petitions.
The administration of president Cristina Fernandez was facing on Wednesday the major challenge of her second mandate as thousands of troops and petty officers from the border patrol and coast guard, plus some naval and police sectors went on strike over wage cuts and working conditions.