Prosecutors have requested the arrest of Argentina's intelligence chief under former president Cristina Fernandez over murky accusations he shielded a fugitive drug trafficker from arrest. The request came a day after ex-spy chief Oscar Parrilli was indicted on charges of hiding information on the whereabouts of the man who was formerly Argentina's most-wanted fugitive.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will not be attending the swear-in ceremony in Congress on Thursday when president elect Mauricio Macri is set to take office, according to Oscar Parrilli, head of intelligence and one of the closest aides of the Kirchners, conditions are not given.
The usually verbose Argentine president Cristina Fernandez preferred a lengthy letter in Facebook to comment on special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death (suicide), arguing it was yet another tragic chapter of the ongoing confusion, question and lies that have surrounded for 21 years the AMIA case.
Evo Morales, Governor Urribarri play football - New Intelligence boss appointed.
Fearing a repeat of last year's police mutiny which led to rioting and looting, one of President Cristina Fernandez most trusted aides, Oscar Parrilli, Secretary General of the Executive, pledged that Argentines will be able to spend some quiet, peaceful year-end celebrations with no “element” proving a social outbreak.
Doctors on Friday instructed Argentine President Cristina Fernandez to rest for 48 hours in order to recover from a sore throat. Argentina's presidency said in a statement that the 61-year-old leader is suffering from pharyngitis and had to suspend a public event scheduled for later in the day in order to get some rest.
Argentina's Secretary to the Presidency Oscar Parrilli said on Friday that the letter sent to President Cristina Fernandez and which caused a controversy with local Church officials, is authentic. Argentine ambassador to the Vatican Juan Pablo Cafiero was contacted by Pope Francis to confirm the situation.
One of the Pope's closest collaborator, Argentine Monsignor Guillermo Karcher has affirmed that the alleged letter from Pope Francis to President Cristina Fernández revealed earlier on Thursday by the government is a fake.
A top official from Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said that “Argentines do not bribe” and does not know why the Uruguayan leader Jose Mujica should have brought up that issue during his current visit to the United States.
An Argentine lawmaker claims that the US oil corporation Chevron which is investing heavily in developing shale resources in Neuquen with YPF is a partner of Oil Spill Response Limited that is also involved with the oil companies operating in the South Atlantic in Argentine waters but licensed by the Falkland Islands government.