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  • 10/12/2010 | World

    Spanish official says Kirchner couple 'regrettable,' questions handling of farming crisis

    Spanish newspaper El País released a new batch of leaked US diplomatic documents, in which high-ranking officials in the Spanish government harshly criticized several Latin American leaders, including the Kirchners.

  • 13/12/2010 | Argentina

    Paris Club negotiations to have 2 phases, stimulate investment

    After the meeting held with Paris Club authorities, Economy Minister Amado Boudou said that the negotiation process would have two phases: the first will last through the third week of January and is conciliatory (payment amounts to be defined); the second is to formulate payment plans and has no closing date.

  • 15/03/2011 | Sports

    Nacional beat Argentinos

    Uruguay’s Nacional de Montevideo defeated the leader of Group 3, Argentinos Juniors, 1-0 and gets closer to achieve pre-quarter finals of Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 15/03/2011 | Argentina

    CFK highlights poultry sector's growth

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner reported that Argentina has almost doubled the consumption of chicken between 2003 and 2011, as it has increased from 20 to 38 kilos per person, during the inauguration of the new plant of Gran Tres Arroyos Company in Pilar district, Buenos Aires province.

  • 16/03/2011 | Sports

    Argentine, Uruguayan gov't to support World Cup bid

    Argentina and Uruguay will bid to stage the 2030 World Cup finals jointly in the 100th anniversary year of soccer's showpiece, the Foreign ministers of both countries announced.

  • 16/03/2011 | Sports

    Argentina's home-based thrash Venezuela

    Argentina’s national football team composed entirely of players from local league crushed Venezuela 4-1 during a friendly match in order to get prepared for the América Cup and to inaugurate the Bicentenario Stadium in San Juan province that will be used in the tournament.

  • 16/03/2011 | Latin America

    Argentina, Uruguay sign treaties, aim to improve bilateral trade

    Argentina and Uruguay signed several treaties with the aim of improving bilateral trade, limiting rivers navigation and other issues, within the Second Binational Meeting of Ministers.

  • 17/03/2011 | Sports

    Estudiantes thrash Guaraní

    Current local football tournament winner, Estudiantes de La Plata crashed Paraguay’s Guaraní 5-1 and achieved its third consecutive victory in the Group 7 Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 18/03/2011 | Argentina

    Swiss prosecutors say Moyano not involved in money laundering probe; Oyarbide requests further information

    Federal Judge Norberto Oyarbide requested further details to Switzerland regarding an ongoing money laundering investigation. Ambassador Johanees Matyassi informed the Argentine government that the investigation is not tied to Moyano and his organization. received the same reply from Switzerland’s Attorney General’s office.

  • 18/03/2011 | Argentina

    GDP grows 9.2% in last quarter of 2010

    Argentina’s economy grew 9.2 percent during the last quarter of 2010 compared to the volume registered during the same period in 2009, according to an official report.

  • 24/03/2011 | Sports

    Batista: 'Argentina is desperate to win something'

    Argentina’s national football team coach Sergio Batista affirmed that the team is “desperate to win something” because it has been 18 years “without getting anything.”

  • 24/03/2011 | Sports

    Vélez defeat Unión Española

    Vélez Sársfield defeated Chile’s Unión Española 2-1 in the fourth round of Group 4 of the Libertadores Cup. The game was held at the José Amalfitani Stadium.

  • 25/03/2011 | Sports

    US on red alert after Messi given permission to roam

    The daunting prospect of trying to contain Argentina forward Lionel Messi has just been made even harder after the two-time FIFA Player of the Year was handed a new license to thrill.

  • 26/03/2011 | Sports

    US survive Messi's masterclass to draw with Argentina

    Argentina’s national football team draw 1-1 with the United States in New Jersey with the presence of striker Lionel Messi for a friendly match. It was one of the last games before the América Cup to be held in Argentina.

  • 27/03/2011 | Latin America

    Chávez to begin South America tour in Buenos Aires

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez reported he will begin in Buenos Aires his trip to Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia and Colombia to strengthen bilateral relationships with these countries.

  • 29/03/2011 | Sports

    Costa Rica hold Messi-less Argentina to 0-0 draw

    Costa Rica ground out a disappointing 0-0 draw in a home friendly against Sergio Batistas's Argentina, the visitors weakened by the late withdrawal of talismanic striker Lionel Messi.

  • 29/03/2011 | Argentina

    In the wings with the Bolivarian showman

    Herald staff.- Venezuela’s President, Hugo Chávez, began his Latin American tour in Government House’s White Salon unpunctually yesterday morning, accompanied by his Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 30/03/2011 | Sports

    Estudiantes advance to Libertadores' pre-quarter finals

    The Champion of Argentina’s Apertura Tournament, Estudiantes de La Plata draw 1-1 with Colombia’s Deportes Tolima and qualified to the pre-quarter final of the Libertadores Cup.

  • 31/03/2011 | Sports

    Peñarol complicate Godoy Cruz in the Libertadores Cup

    Uruguay’s Peñarol defeated Mendoza's Godoy Cruz 2-1 during the match for the Group 8 of the Libertadores de América Cup. The result leaves the Argentine team in a tough position to reach the second round of the tournament.

  • 01/04/2011 | Argentina

    Bond holders, Paris Club in Italian Foreign Minister's agenda

    After meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the Italian Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini unveiled his interest on finding a solution for the Italian bond holders of Argentine titles that were not part of the debt-swap and also how the negotiations between Argentina and the Paris Club continue.

  • 05/04/2011 | Sports

    Argentina ask Japan to review Copa América pull-out

    Hosts Argentina have asked Japan to reconsider their decision to pull out of July's Copa América, an Argentine Football Association spokesman said.

  • 05/04/2011 | Sports

    Liga de Quito complicate Independiente at Libertadores Cup

    Ecuador’s Deportiva Universitaria de Quito managed to tie the score against Independiente during the second half of the match for the Group 8 of the Libertadores de América Cup, leaving the Argentine team far from the pre-quarter finals of the tournament.

  • 07/04/2011 | Sports

    Vélez-Universidad Católica draw without goals

    Vélez Sársfield draw 0-0 with Chile’s Universidad Católica during the match for the Group 4 of the Libertadores de América Cup and must beat Caracas in the next game in order to achieve the pre-quarter finals.

  • 08/04/2011 | Argentina

    US State Department questions Argentine judiciary's independence

    The US State Department released its annual report on human rights around the world and questioned the Argentine judicial system’s independence along with a series of abuses carried out by police forces including deaths and torture claims.

  • 11/04/2011 | Argentina

    IMF: Argentina will grow 6% in 2011

    The LAC region has weathered the global recession well and must now contend with the policy challenges of managing two strong tailwinds—high commodity prices and strong capital inflows, the IMF reported today in its World Economic Outlook.

  • 11/04/2011 | Argentina

    IMF: Argentina set for stronger-than-expected rebound

    Strong demand in Brazil and Latin America have created the conditions for a stronger-than-expected economic rebound in Argentina, an International Monetary Fund official said.

  • 11/04/2011 | Argentina

    IMF mission presents local Gov't with suggestions on new CPI

    The International Monetary Fund delegation presented the Argentine authorities with a report that includes specific recommendations regarding the design and methodology needed to develop a new consumer price index on a national level, IMF authorities announced in Washington DC through a communiqué.

  • 12/04/2011 | Latin America

    Merval edges down 1.3%

    The Merval panel of leading stocks index edged down 1.3 percent to 3,401.55 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk increased 3.4 percent to 525 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.

  • 12/04/2011 | Sports

    Independiente beat Peñarol, but was not enough

    Independiente defeated Uruguay's Peñarol 1-0 at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo, but it was not able to reach the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 12/04/2011 | Sports

    Liga reach next round after beating Godoy Cruz

    Ecuador’s Liga Deportiva Universitaria defeated Mendoza's Godoy Cruz 2-0 and achieved the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 13/04/2011 | Sports

    Cruzeiro crush Estudiantes, both achieve pre-quarter finals

    Brazil's Cruzeiro crushed Estudiantes de La Plata 3-0 during the sixth and last match of the group’s round of the Libertadores de América Cup. Both teams have achieved the pre-quarter finals.

  • 14/04/2011 | Argentina

    EU threatens to file lawsuit against Argentina over 'protectionism'

    The European Union’s top trade negotiator, Karel de Gucht, accused Argentina of being “the great obstacle” in an association agreement between the EU and the Mercosur, and threatened to take the case before the WTO.

  • 14/04/2011 | Sports

    Silva leads Vélez into Libertadores last 16

    Vélez Sársfield crushed the leader of the Group 4, Venezuela’s Caracas, 3-0 and achieved the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup in the second place along with Chile's Universidad Católica.

  • 15/04/2011 | Argentina

    IMF: 'We haven't received an Argentine response over inflation recommendations'

    By Liliana Franco, from Washington DC.- IMF Western Hemisphere Director Nicolas Eyzaguirre said the organisation has not yet received any official communication from the Argentine government regarding the IMF's recommendations over its inflation index.

  • 15/04/2011 | Argentina

    G20, IMF reflect Argentina’s position

    By Liliana Franco, from Washington DC.- Argentina’s envoy is satisfied because, according to them, the IMF and the G20 are presenting measures that the country has applied in the past, when it was lonely and harshly criticized directly or indirectly by several countries. Economy Minister Amado Boudou highlighted in Washington the paradigm change that is being discussed in the G20 and in the IMF.

  • 15/04/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'We'll work to keep on growing'

    By Liliana Franco, from Washington DC.- “We have a mature relationship with the IMF, we can sit down and express what we think,” Economy Minister Amado Boudou said referring to the current relationship between Argentina and the organization.

  • 20/04/2011 | Sports

    Argentina's home-based team draw Ecuador in dull match

    Argentina’s national football team composed entirely of players from local league draw 2-2 with Ecuador in a game held in Mar del Plata city for another friendly match in order to get prepared for the América Cup.

  • 20/04/2011 | Sports

    Fluminense crush Argentinos out of the Libertadores

    Brazil’s Fluminense defeated Argentinos Juniors' 4-2 leaving the Argentine team out of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup. The Brazilian team and Mexico's América advance to the next round.

  • 26/04/2011 | Argentina

    Vélez crush Liga in Liniers

    The leader of the local Clausura Tournament, Vélez Sársfield, thrashed Ecuador’s Liga Deportiva Universitaria 3-0 in the first leg of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores Cup. This result helps Gareca’s team to be calmed for the second leg to be played in Quito next week.

  • 27/04/2011 | Sports

    Estudiantes-Cerro Porteño tie without goals

    The last champion of the local tournament Estudiantes de La Plata drew without goals with Paraguay’s Cerro Porteño for the first leg of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores Cup.

  • 29/04/2011 | Sports

    Del Potro advances to semi-finals, face Cuevas

    Argentine tennis player Juan Martín Del Potro will face Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas for the semi-final of the Estoril Open, after thrashing their opponents in the quarter-finals.

  • 30/04/2011 | Sports

    Del Potro achieves Estoril final

    Argentine tennis player Juan Martín Del Potro -- the 2009 U.S Open champion -- reached the final of the Estoril Open by overcoming Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-2 7-6 and will now face Fernando Verdasco.

  • 04/05/2011 | Argentina

    Argentina manufactures last generation nanochips

    A team of argentine engineers developed a nanochip capable of optical fiber communications of 40 gigabits per second, an equivalent of ten thousand high definition television channels.

  • 05/05/2011 | Sports

    Cerro Porteño leave Estudiantes out of quarter-finals

    Paraguay's Cerro Porteño advanced to the quarter-finals of the Libertadores Cup after defeating Estudiantes de La Plata in a penalty definition (5-3). The second leg ended as the first one, without goals, which led to the tense definition.

  • 11/05/2011 | Sports

    Asad leaves Ecuador's Emelec to coach San Lorenzo

    Argentine Coach Omar Asad is quitting Emelec of Ecuador to take charge of San Lorenzo, the Argentine side's president Carlos Abdo said.

  • 12/05/2011 | Sports

    Vélez crush Libertad in quarter-finals' first leg

    The only Argentine team that remains at the Libertadores Cup, Vélez Sársfield, thrashed Paraguay’s Libertad 3-0 for the first leg of the tournament’s quarter-finals.

  • 13/05/2011 | Sports

    Pampas XV crowned Vodacom Cup champions

    The Pampas XV, the B team of Argentina’s national rugby team Los Pumas, achieved its first cup at the Vodacom Cup in South Africa after beating the local team Blue Bulls for 14 to 9 in the final round.

  • 13/05/2011 | Argentina

    Foreign tourism climbs 16.5% in March

    The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during March increased 16.5 percent compared to the same month of 2010, according to a government report.

  • 13/05/2011 | Latin America

    Brazil answers Argentina, calls for 'constructive dialogue'

    The Brazilian government tried to soften the trade conflict with Argentina and called for the initiation of a “constructive dialogue” to resume the bilateral trade negotiations. Development, Industry and Foreign Trade Minister Fernando Pimentel published a letter in which he calls for a “dialogue” over the latest trade disputes.

  • 16/05/2011 | Argentina

    Brazil and Argentina to start negotiations over trade dispute

    Débora Giorgi will meet the Brazilian Ambassador Enio Cordeiro to address the bilateral trade between the two nations. The Brazilian decision to restrict the imports of Argentine automobiles is the core discussion.

  • 18/05/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't 'will not negotiate with Brazil if it endangers one single job position'

    The Government assured that Argentina will not be engaged in any negotiations that could effectively leave a single Argentine citizen without a job and will not allow local small or medium sized business to decrease their growth. 

  • 18/05/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't addresses Strauss-Khan scandal, urges 'not to rush into picking new IMF leader'

    The National Government finally decided to comment on the controversy surrounding IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan since he was accused of sexual harassment last week. Economy Minister Amado Boudou said “discussing a probable successor would not be appropriate now."

  • 19/05/2011 | Argentina

    Timeline: Worst air accidents in Argentina

    With more than 80 deaths, the 1999 LAPA tragedy remains the worst air catastrophe in Argentine history.

  • 19/05/2011 | Argentina

    'Best way to cool soaring food prices is to boost output,' Gov't says during G20 Workshop

    The best way to cool soaring food prices is to boost output, the Government said, following talks on a French proposal for increased regulation of commodity markets.

  • 19/05/2011 | Latin America

    As good will gesture, Brazil releases 1,000 cars held at the border

    In what may be seen as a good will gesture from Brazil to Argentina during the current trade conflict, Rousseff’s government decided to authorize 1,000 Argentine-made cars into the country that had been held at the border.

  • 20/05/2011 | Argentina

    Economy grows 7.8% in March, Indec report shows

    Indec statistics bureau reported the Argentine economy grew 7.8 percent in March against the same month of 2010, and advanced 0.5 percent compared to the previous month.

  • 20/05/2011 | Argentina

    Indec: Industrial output grows 8% in April

    Argentina’s industrial output has recorded a 9 percent annual growth in the first trimester, and an 8.2 percent growth in April compared to the same month of 2010, according to a report released by Indec statistics bureau.

  • 21/05/2011 | Latin America

    Brazil lowers the tone of trade conflict with Argentina

    Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's international advisor Marco Aurélio García lowered the tone of the trade conflict that began in Argentina and said that the relationship between both countries "is fine" despite the trade barriers that Brazil imposed on the import of Argentine cars.

  • 23/05/2011 | Latin America

    Argentina, Brazil start new approach, hope to solve bilateral trade differences

    Industry Secretary Eduardo Bianchi and his Brazilian counterpart Alessandro Teixeira began a bilateral approach in order to solve the trade conflict that sparked between the two Mercosur countries. They are scheduled to meet this Tuesday at 9 am. 

  • 24/05/2011 | Latin America

    Argentina, Brazil agree to monthly trade meetings

    Brazil and Argentina agreed to monthly meetings on commerce, Argentina said, as the neighboring countries try to soothe tensions that flared earlier this month over car imports.

  • 25/05/2011 | Argentina

    Brazil regrets not reaching a trade deal but denies crisis with Argentina

    Brazilian Industry Secretary Alessandro Teixeira said that no progress has been made regarding the trade impasse over the Brazilian importation prohibition of Argentinean cars and auto parts, but denied any crisis with Argentina.

  • 25/05/2011 | Sports

    Argentina beat Paraguay in friendly match

    Argentina beat Paraguay 4-2 in a friendly match at the Bicentenario stadium in Resistencia, Chaco province. Both teams fielded players of their local leagues. Striker Gabriel Hauche, twice,  Federico Fernández and Enzo Pérez scored for Argentina, while Pablo Zeballos and Elvis Mareco scored for Paraguay.

  • 26/05/2011 | Latin America

    Brazil admits trade negotiation process wih Argentina 'will be slow'

    Official Brazilian sources assured that “the road back to a normalization of bilateral trade will be slow and hinges on the future meetings between both countries, since they were not able to solve their differences this week.”

  • 28/05/2011 | Latin America

    Former Brazilian Minister stands by Argentina in bilateral trade conflict

    Former Brazilian Industry and Foreign Trade Minister Miguel Jorge decided to weight in on the bilateral trade conflict currently affecting Brazil and Argentina, and surprisingly came out in defence of the Fernández de Kirchner administration, comparing President Rousseff’s move to impose non-automatic licenses on import vehicles to “firing a cannon ball.”

  • 30/05/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentina and Mexico have never had such a close relationship,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met her Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderón at the Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, where the Head of State praised the partnership between both countries and said that "Latin America has a very important role to play in the history of the 21st century."

  • 30/05/2011 | Argentina

    Merval drops

    Merval benchmark stock index edged down 0.64 percent, to 3,244.79 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk went down 0.83 percent to 595 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.

  • 31/05/2011 | Latin America

    Mexican aspiring IMF chief visits Argentina

    The head of the Mexican Bank, Agustin Carstens, aspiring chief of the International Monetary Fund, will arrive in Buenos Aires in the next hours, a source said. He will do so after his visit to Brazil, where he also is gathering support to back his bid as a successor of Dominique Strauss Kahn.

  • 31/05/2011 | Latin America

    Brazil allows for additional Argentine cars imported in the country

    Argentina and Brazil gave strong signals of a more relaxed dialogue in the serious bilateral trade conflict affecting both nations sparked by their respective import blockades, in a decision that seems to prioritize the Mercosur over their different realities. 

  • 31/05/2011 | Sports

    Coach Batista announces Copa América roster

    As Lionel Messi arrived in Buenos Aires,  national football  team coachSergio Batista announced the preliminary roster of 25 players for the Copa América tournament that will take place in Argentina in July. Despite his dispute with Batista, forward Carlitos Tévez made the list.

  • 01/06/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentine economy shows higher figures than any European country,' De Mendiguren says

    José Ignacio De Mendiguren, head of the UIA Argentine Industrial Union, mentioned that the Argentine economy is better “than any European country,” and assured that in Europe “they see our economy as a growing market.”

  • 01/06/2011 | Sports

    Nigeria crush Argentina 4-1 in friendly match

    Nigeria registered their biggest win over a major footballing country by thrashing a depleted Argentina side 4-1 in a friendly.

  • 02/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK attends celebratory dinner hosted by President Napolitano

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended an exclusive concert and celebratory dinner hosted by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale Palace in Rome. The Argentine head of State also met with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera for bilateral talks earlier in the day.

  • 02/06/2011 | Argentina

    Argentina, Brazil agree to accelerate bilateral trade

    Argentina and Brazil agreed to abide by the 60-day retention period applied to those products affected by non-tariff trade barriers, and accelerate trade in the agricultural sector, as a way of overcoming the barriers that both countries had imposed on each other and that had threatened a trade relationship that left a US$33 billion revenue per year.

  • 03/06/2011 | Argentina

    IMF candidate Carstens arrives to Argentina for talks with Boudou

    Mexico's central bank chief, Agustin Carstens, arrives to Buenos Aires today for talks with Economic Minister Amado Boudou, aiming to win crucial support in Argentina for his bid to the lead the International Monetary Fund.

  • 03/06/2011 | Argentina

    Brazil allows 11,700 Argentine cars imported in the country

    One day after the meeting between Industry Minister Débora Giorgia and her Brazilian counterpart, Fernando Pimentel, Brazil allowed 11,700 Argentine- made cars into the country that had been held at the border during the bilateral trade conflict between both nations. The cars are worth US$200 million.

  • 08/06/2011 | Argentina

    'Inflation in Argentina is a problem,' Hugo Moyano admits

    CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano admitted that “inflation in Argentina is a problem.” He also said that, despite the several criminal cases open against him, he is not afraid of going to jail.

  • 10/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK praises scientists during satellite launch

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner praised the “formidable effort and investment” that the government made to develop the countries’ scientific and technologic sectors as she participated from the Government House in the launching of the Argentine satellite SAC-D/Aquarius; the most intricate satellite ever built by Argentina.

  • 10/06/2011 | Sports

    Delgado leaves Lyon for Monterrey

    Former Argentina winger César Delgado is returning to Mexico to play for Monterrey after spending four seasons at Olympique Lyon.

  • 12/06/2011 | Argentina

    UN's Ban Ki-Moon arrives in Argentina for official visit

    UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon is set to arrive in Buenos Aires for a two-day official visit, in which he is to meet President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, amongst other activities.

  • 14/06/2011 | Argentina

    Congress debates limitations for foreign buyers

    Lawmakers meet today to discuss a project to limit the amount of land foreigners investors can purchase in the country. The session takes place in the House of Representatives, with Agriculture Minister, Julian Dominguez in attendance.

  • 15/06/2011 | Argentina

    Lunar eclipse could be overshadowed by ash cloud

    The total lunar eclipse that takes place today should be able to be seen from Argentina, so long as the lingering presence of the ash cloud produced by Chile’s Puyehue volcano does not spoil the view. The eclipse will be able to be seen across most of the world, and if the ash cloud permits, Argentina will see the eclipse in its beginning span.

  • 20/06/2011 | Sports

    Argentina beats Albania in last match before Copa America

    Argentina beat Albania 4-0 with goals scored by Ezequiel Lavezzi, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tévez in the last match before the Copa America, which is due to begin in July 1st. The match was played at the Monumental stadium in the City neighbourhood of Nuñez. The national team had all its star players.

  • 21/06/2011 | Argentina

    UN Committee reiterates talks over Malvinas claim should resume soon

    Foreign Minister Hector Timerman renewed today the Argentinean claim over the Malvinas islands during a meeting of the United Nations’ Decolonization Committee. He also questioned the unilateral exploitation of Malvinas natural resources and sustained that it was a “violation of international law and a disdainful gesture towards the international mandate.”

  • 21/06/2011 | Argentina

    Presidential contenders have until Saturday for candidacy registry

    Presidential contenders have until midnight of Saturday June 25, before the time period for signing up as a presidential candidate expires. Presidential elections are to be held on Oct. 23.

  • 21/06/2011 | Sports

    Maradona: 'Neymar is as bad-mannered as Pelé'

    Diego Maradona blasted Neymar, the football star who plays at the Brazilian team Santos, by saying that he is “as bad-mannered person as Pelé,” after the Brazilian assured that he does not need to leave Brazil to demonstrate that he is better than Lionel Messi.

  • 22/06/2011 | World

    Eva Peron's stolen jewels found in Milan

    Italian media reported today the finding of jewels allegedly belonging to deceased Argentine former first lady, Eva Peron.

  • 23/06/2011 | Argentina

    'We made many mistakes with Argentina in the 90s,' says ex-IMF chief

    Former managing director of the IMF, Michel Camdessus admitted today that through his time working for the organization, they 'made many mistakes with Argentina', particularly highlighting the 90s, during a speech at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Christian Association for Company Directors (ACDE) in a downtown hotel.

  • 23/06/2011 | Argentina

    Krugman 'struck' by those who say Argentina 'is no longer considered serious'

    Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman took to his blog in the New York Times to say he didn’t see how Argentina’s default could be seen as a cautionary tale for Greece, and questioned a local economist who assured Argentina was not considered “a serious country.”

  • 24/06/2011 | Argentina

    FATF will not sanction Argentina over money laundering

    The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced it will not sanction Argentina over money laundering and “admitted the political commitment and the progress achieved by the country, specially the great advances it made in the regulations after the approval of the law to fight the money laundering, and the recommendations given in order to continue improving the system.”

  • 25/06/2011 | Sports

    Champions Trophy: Las Leonas beat England 1-0

    The famous world champion Argentine female hockey team Las Leonas, beat England 1-0 in Group A’s debut of this year’s Champions Trophy, that takes place in Amsterdam.

  • 25/06/2011 | Sports

    Argentina's official Copa America squad

    Argentina national football team’s coach Sergio Batista named the following 23-man squad for the Copa America on home soil starting on Friday.

  • 27/06/2011 | Argentina

    Polar temperatures hit Buenos Aires

    A polar wave of low temperatures hit Argentina today as the thermometers considerably descended in what is expected to be one of the coldest winters of the decade, announced the National Meteorological Service (SMN) last week.

  • 27/06/2011 | Argentina

    Merval slightly up

    The panel of leading stocks index gained 0.82 percent, to 3,314.72 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk dropped by 2 percent to 624 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.


  • 29/06/2011 | Argentina

    Timerman calls for Mercosur's support over Malvinas dispute

    Argentina called for the support of the Mercosur over what was described as "a new aggression" coming from Great Britain, with respect to the historic conflict between the two countries over the sovereignty of the Malvinas islands.

  • 29/06/2011 | Latin America

    'Trade flow problems between Argentina, Brazil continue to exist,' Brazilian Minister

    "Trade flow problems between Argentina and Brazil continue to exist," Industry Ministry Executive Secretary Alessandro Teixera said, regarding the non automatic trade licenses conflict that flared between both countries a few months ago

  • 30/06/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Groups & Fixture

    The three groups of the Copa América 2011 are formed by: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru, Chile and Mexico. Watch the complete fixture here.

  • 30/06/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    The teams

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  • 30/06/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Copa América kicks off

    Argentina will be hosting the 43rd edition of the Copa América. This is the continental football tournament in South America, which along with the European Championships and the World Cup, is considered one of the major international football tournaments in the world. The opening ceremony will be held on 1 July at the Estadio Unico in La Plata.

  • 30/06/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    The star players of the Cup

    Each team competing for the Copa América counts with its own star players. Watch here the list and their photos.

  • 01/07/2011 | Argentina

    ‘Our macroeconomic variables are very good,’ Boudou says

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou rejected inflation criticism and assured that all of the macroeconomic variables of the country are “very good.” He also indicated that surplus and the accumulation of reserves “should maintain themselves with time.” The candidate to vice-president for the Victory Front bloc showed his “pride” to stand alongside President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in her run for re-election.

  • 01/07/2011 | Argentina

    CFK blasts credit organizations, announces tax revenue

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the tax revenue soared 30.5 percent in June, year-on-year, during the last day of the Central Bank Monetary Conference. The Head of State also referred to the Greek crisis and assured that “the more they delay the solution for the problem, more terrible will be the crisis, as it happened to Argentina in 2001.”

  • 01/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Agüero helps Argentina draw Bolivia

    Argentina manged to tie the score 1-1 with Bolivia after Sergio Agüero netted at 30' of the second half in the first match of the Copa América 2011 Group A at the Unico Stadium in La Plata City.

  • 02/07/2011 | Sports

    Leonas to play Champions Trophy final after appeal

    The Argentine female hockey team, Las Leonas, former world champions and three time Champions Trophy winners, will play the hockey final against Netherlands, after the Appeals Committee of the International Federation (FIH) decided to accept the claim presented by the Argentine Hockey Confederation (CAH).

  • 02/07/2011 | Sports

    Nalbandián withdraws from the Davis Cup

    Tennis player David Nalbandián withdrew from the quarter finals of the Davis Cup to be played in Buenos Aires against Kazakhstan due to an injury, the Argentine Tennis Association (AAT) reported.

  • 04/07/2011 | Sports

    'We are eager to win against Colombia,' Agüero

    Forward Sergio Agüero, who scored the goal that allowed Argentina to tie with Bolivia in the inaugural match of the Copa America, said the national squad “is eager to win the next match against Colombia on Wednesday, because “ the first place on th group is very important,"

  • 06/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Monumental gets green light for Copa final

    The Copa América final will finally take place at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires City despite damage caused by rioting River Plate fans following their team's recent relegation, organizers said.

  • 07/07/2011 | Sports

    Argentina closer to Davis Cup semi-finals

    Argentina was left closer to the Davis Cup semi-finals after Juan Mónaco and Juan Martín Del Potro achieved two points against Kazakhstan in the first round of the quarter-finals held over clay in Buenos Aires.

  • 07/07/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentina has dollars to spare,' Marcó del Pont says

    When questioned about the current exchange market in the country, Central Bank Governor Mercedes Marcó del Pont assured that “there are dollars to spare in Argentina."

  • 08/07/2011 | World

    Electoral ban in effect

    Since Friday 8am up to Sunday – after the city’s elections are held – Buenos Aires is on an electoral ban. Until Sunday no electoral polls are to be published, rallies are forbidden and election material distribution banned.

  • 08/07/2011 | Argentina

    Merval slides 0.5%

    Merval benchmark stock index lost 0.5 percent, to 3,470.74 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk rose 2.3 percent to 583 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.

  • 08/07/2011 | Sports

    Davis Cup: Argentina makes it to the semi-finals

    Argentina’s Davis Cup team took a 3-0 lead after winning the quarterfinals series against Kazakhstan. Juan Ignacio Chela and Eduardo Schwank won the doubles match against Evjeny Korolev and Juriy Schukin by 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.

  • 08/07/2011 | Argentina

    US Ambassador praises Gov't decree against human traffic

    US Ambassador in Buenos Aires Vilma Martínez praised the decree signed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Wednesday which banned the publication of advertisements offering sexual services and highlighted her “commitment in the fight against human traffic.”

  • 08/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Argentina try to come to terms with criticism

    Argentina are playing badly at the Copa América because the whole squad are underperforming, leading players said while defending Lionel Messi from attacks by media and fans.

  • 09/07/2011 | Argentina

    CFK: ‘We fight for a second independence: self determination’

    President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said today, during the celebration festivities of the nations’ 195th declaration of independence “Argentina fights for a second independence, an economy which allows self determination and a national decision making process.”

  • 09/07/2011 | Latin America

    Latin America mourns Cabral’s death

    Recovering from a surgery to remove a cancer tumor, Venezuela president Hugo Chávez expressed his condolences over the murder of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral in Guatemala city.

  • 09/07/2011 | Sports

    Argentina thrashes Kazahstan at Davis Cup

    Argentina confirmed its pass to the Davis Cup semi-finals after winning the last two matches against Kazakhstan and leaving the final score 5-0.

  • 11/07/2011 | In Depth

    Argentina crush Costa Rica

    Lionel Messi at last came into his own at the Copa América as Argentina beat a defensive Costa Rica 3-0 with two goals from Sergio Agüero to secure second place in Group A.

  • 12/07/2011 | Argentina

    Merval edges down

    Merval benchmark stock index lost 1.4 percent, to 3,348.63 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk rose 0.7 percent to 612 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.

  • 12/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Messi steps up as Argentina's chief creative force

    When Lionel Messi plays for Barcelona he is the goalscorer supreme but when he represents Argentina the responsibility carried by FIFA's world player of the year is far greater.

  • 13/07/2011 | Latin America

    Chile´s Puyehue Volcano eruption equals 70 atomic bombs

    The power of the eruption of the volcanic complex Chilean Puyehue-Cordón Caulle is equivalent to the energy released by 70 atomic bombs or two percent of the world´s electrical power, according to a study published by Argentine investigators.

  • 14/07/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde, Das Neves make presidential bid official

    “I don’t lose hope in competing in a runoff election without the pro-government party,” assured the presidential candidate for the Popular Union (PF) bloc, Eduardo Duhalde, during a rally in which he made the presidential bid with Mario Das Neves official.

  • 14/07/2011 | Latin America

    Gov't rules out restrictions in trade with Brazil

    The trade relation Argentina has with Brazil does not have restrictions and “it’s common that some differences appear” when it counts with a bilateral trade that will reach the 40 billion dollars this year, sources from the Industry Minsitry affirmed.

  • 16/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Messi's Copa dream crushed by old rivals

    Lionel Messi's Copa America dream lay in tatters after Argentina were beaten by old rivals Uruguay in a dramatic quarter-final.

  • 14/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    'Don't compare Argentina with Barcelona,' Messi

    It is a mistake to compare Argentina with Barcelona as the Spanish club have been working as a unit for a lot longer, Lionel Messi said.

  • 15/07/2011 | Argentina

    Flights and major highways affected by dense fog

    Local media reported this morning the Metropolitan airport Aeroparque had to limit its activities due to a dense fog that has been hovering over the city. Rain, mist and haze have also affected the city transit causing delays and inconveniences for drivers trying to reach the city’s accesses.

  • 16/07/2011 | Argentina

    Iran Gov't willing to 'cooperate' with AMIA case

    The government of Iran stated it is willing to “collaborate” in the case investigating the terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre in 1994, after warning that the investigation is heading toward a “wrong way” and Prosecutor Alberto Nisman called for the “turn in of the accused.”

  • 22/07/2011 | Argentina

    'Macri, Larreta and Peña are victims of their dirty campaigning,' Tomada

    The Kirchnerite candidate to vice-mayor, Carlos Tomada, assured this morning that the heads of the centre-right ruling PRO party: Mauricio Macri, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Marcos Peña, “victimize themselves in a dirty campaign that they created” and asked that “this type of methodology be ended in Argentina.”

  • 22/07/2011 | Culture

    Viggo Mortensen at home in first Argentine film

    Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen, best known as Aragorn in the "Lord of the Rings" films, says he never felt as comfortable as he does now while shooting his first Argentine film in the country where he was raised.

  • 24/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Solid Uruguay win Copa América

    Diego Forlán scored twice after Luis Suarez's opening goal as Uruguay beat Paraguay 3-0 to win the Copa America on Sunday and be crowned South American champions for a record 15th time.

  • 25/07/2011 | Argentina

    Merval slightly lower

    The Merval benchmark stock index opened slightly up, dropped 0.8 percent to 3,330.88 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk fell by 0.34 percent to 591 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.

  • 25/07/2011 | Argentina

    'With 15 more days Del Sel would've ended as governor,' Macri

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, admitted to be “moved” by the performance of right-wing PRO party’s candidate Miguel Torres del Sel during yesterday’s gubernatorial elections in Santa Fe province.

  • 26/07/2011 | Sports

    US Open looms large for fit-again Del Potro

    With his frustrating wrist injury finally behind him and the US Open looming large next month, the smile is back on Juan Martin Del Potro's face as he prepares for this week's ATP event in Los Angeles.

  • 28/07/2011 | Argentina

    Repsol Q2 falls on weak upstream

    Spain's Repsol YPF SA said today adjusted net profit fell 7.3 percent in the second quarter of the year due to the loss of production in Libya and strikes at its Argentine division.

  • 28/07/2011 | Latin America

    ‘I promise I’ll live,’ Chávez assures CFK

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who currently undergoes a treatment for cancer, said he has had a “beautiful” conversation with his Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, to whom he promised he will beat the disease.

  • 29/07/2011 | Argentina

    CFK, Rousseff call for further regional integration

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived in Brasilia last night from Lima, and was holding a meeting with her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff. She is scheduled to inaugurate the seat of the new Argentine Embassy.

  • 29/07/2011 | Argentina

    Government urges the judiciary to 'immediately investigate' Jujuy incidents

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo condemned yesterday’s violent clashes between police forces and squatters in the Northern province of Jujuy which left four people dead and at least 60 wounded.

  • 29/07/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentina didn't have an Embassy in the house of its main partner'

    Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff inaugurated the new Argentine Embassy in the Brazilian Capital. Former Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was also present during the rally. Earlier, they stressed the need of expanding the commercial integration between the two nations.

  • 29/07/2011 | Sports

    Argentina wins in debut at U20 World Cup

    Argentina’s national football team defeated Mexico 1-0 with a goal netted by Erik Lamela in its debut at the U-20 World Cup played in Colombia.

  • 01/08/2011 | Argentina

    'I hope this means the beginning of a more constructive relationship with CFK,' Macri

    Re-elected BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, gave a press conference before starting a City cabinet meeting and revealed that after noticing that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was on the phone to congratulate him, he thought "Well, I hope this means the beginning of a more constructive relationship.”

  • 03/08/2011 | Sports

    Argentina to meet Brazil in September friendlies

    Argentina will play Brazil in two friendlies next month, one in each country, with teams picked from the domestic leagues, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said.

  • 04/08/2011 | Sports

    Milito returns to Independiente

    Defender Gabriel Milito left Barcelona football club a year earlier and returned to first club, Independiente, the club from Avellaneda reported.

  • 04/08/2011 | Sports

    Argentina thrash N. Korea, achieve pre-quarter finals

    Argentina and Mexico qualified for the pre-quarter finals of the U20 World Cup held in Colombia. Perazzo’s team clashed North Korea, while the Mexican team drew without goals against England in the last Group F round.

  • 05/08/2011 | Argentina

    Government scraps Brady bond swap after court ruling

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administration canceled an offer for creditors to swap up to $263 million and 54 million euros in defaulted Brady bonds for new debt, two weeks after a US court ruling effectively blocked the exchange.

  • 06/08/2011 | Sports

    Sabella appointed new coach for Argentina

    Alejandro Sabella was appointed as the new coach of the Argentine national football team, after Sergio Batista’s run became short-lived following the team's early knock-out from the Copa América 2011 football tournament.

  • 08/08/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires shares sink 10.7 %

    The Merval benchmark stock index plummeted 10.73 percent to 2,758.43 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk edged up by 7.9 percent to 744 basis points.

  • 09/08/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't speaks 'before false election complaints come out'

    During a press briefing given this morning on next Sunday’s primary elections, Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo stressed the elections are a “formidable opportunity” for citizenship adding the national government is “convinced” there will be a high participation of voters.

  • 09/08/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'In a world of uncertainty, Argentina is raising assurances'

    The Minister of Economy and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner running mate for the upcoming presidential elections Amado Boudou stressed today Argentina’s is ready to face the recent international economic crisis that has pushed world markets down for the past week.

  • 09/08/2011 | Sports

    Sabella travels to Europe to meet Messi, other players

    Argentina’s national football team new coach Alejandro Sabella travelled to Europe to interview the players who currently play in teams from that continent, especially with Lionel Messi, the star of the “Albiceleste” team.

  • 09/08/2011 | Sports

    Hernández misses out on World Cup for Argentina

    Argentina's Juan Martin Hernández will miss the World Cup after failing to recover in time after knee surgery, coach Santiago Phelan said. The Racing Metro flyhalf has not fully recovered from a knee ligament operation.

  • 09/08/2011 | Sports

    Argentina reach U20 World Cup's quarter-finals

    Argentina’s U20 national football team reached the quarter-finals of Colombia’s World Cup after defeating Egypt 2-1 in the game held at Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Medellín City.

  • 10/08/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentina can still count on me for anything that's left to be done,' CFK says

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that Argentines “can count on her for everything that still needs to be done in the country,” as she led her final election campaign rally.

  • 10/08/2011 | Sports

    Del Potro ousted from Montreal Masters

    Juan Martín Del Potro has been eliminated on Wednesday on the second round of the Montreal Masters 1000, after being defeated by Croatian Marin Cilic by 6-3 and 6-4.

  • 11/08/2011 | Argentina

    López Murphy: 'crisis won't have a deep impact in Argentina'

    Economist Ricardo López Murphy assured that the economic crisis in the United States was generated because it “underestimated the magnitude of the lack of balance” and added that the “crisis will have a slight impact in Argentina's local consumption,” during the Ámbito de Debate TV show.

  • 13/08/2011 | Sports

    Under 20 World Cup:Portugal eliminates Argentina

    After penalty kicks and additional time, Portugal ousted Argentina in the quarter-finals of the Under-20 World Cup.

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    'We are just at the starting line of a long race,' Alfonsín

    UCR presidential pre-candidate Ricardo Alfonsín showed up early this morning to vote at a school in his hometown, Chascomús, and while waiting for the opening of the poll station told reporters that today’s primaries “make the starting grid, but the race will start later,” in reference to October’s presidential elections.

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK casts vote, returns to Buenos Aires to await results

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner casted her vote at Nuestra Señora de Fátima School in Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, and has already returned to Buenos Aires City, where she will wait for the results of the election at the Intercontinental Hotel.

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    'Primaries are like a friendly match,' Carrió

    Civic Coalition candidate Elisa Carrió lowered the impact of today’s primaries after casting her vote in the Recoleta neighbourhood and said that they are like “a football friendly match so people will act more freely and vote with their hearts and according to their personal beliefs.”

  • 14/08/2011 | Sports

    Del Potro to face Federer in Cincinnati’s 2nd round

    Tennis player Juan Martín Del Potro reached the second round of Cincinnati Masters’ second round in which he will face Swiss Roger Federer, after defeating Italian Andreas Seppi in his debut.

  • 14/08/2011 | Latin America

    Chávez congratulates CFK over primaries result

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez congratulated President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner via his Twitter account after the first official results of the primary election showed her as the winner.

  • 15/08/2011 | World

    Rockhopper raises Malvinas discovery estimates

    British explorer Rockhopper Exploration PLC upgraded its estimates of how much oil it could find off the Malvinas Islands, boosting hopes that the remote territory could become a new oil province.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    Macri congratulates CFK over primary outcome

    Buenos Aires CIty Mayor Mauricio Macri used his Twitter account today to congratulate President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner who yesterday obtained a wide lead in the nationwide first ever held primary elections.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    Chilean officials meet De Vido over buying of Shell Argentina

    By Carolina Barros
    The buying of Shell Argentina by Chilean Luksic group has triggered a last minute meeting, that’s currently taking place at the Planning Ministry, between officials of the two neighbouring countries in order to discuss final details.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK: 'What are you wearing this time Mauricio?'

    The funny moment of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s speech came when she somehow passed the ball back on BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, who had called the Head of State this morning to congratulate her for the victory.

  • 15/08/2011 | Sports

    Nalbandian advances in Cincinnati

    David Nalbandian debuted with a victory in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters after defeating Japanese Nei Nishikori.

  • 16/08/2011 | Argentina

    Fitch maintains positive rating outlook for Argentina

    The Fitch rating agency decided to maintain a positive rating outlook for Argentina, although it warned about the effects of inflation. 

  • 18/08/2011 | Sports

    Wales captain Jones out of Argentina clash

    Wales rugby captain Ryan Jones has been ruled out of their final World Cup warm-up match against Argentina on Saturday with a calf injury, the Welsh Rugby Union said today.

  • 18/08/2011 | Sports

    Sabella presents players list, includes Riquelme, Verón

    Juan Román Riquelme and Juan Sebastián Verón were included in the list of 24 players presented by Argentina’s national football team coach Alejandro Sabella that will be training for the Superclásico de las Américas Cup that will be played against Brazil in September.

  • 19/08/2011 | Argentina

    Economy grows 8.2% in June

    The monthly economic activity index (EMAE) grew 8.2 percent in June compared to the same month last year, according to the Indec national statistics bureau.

  • 23/08/2011 | Argentina

    Freezing temperatures hit the nation

    A polar front swept across the country as freezing temperatures hit most of the countries’ provinces, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) informed.

  • 23/08/2011 | Argentina

    Libyan Embassy in BA recognizes rebels as country authorities

    The Libyan Embassy in Buenos Aires announced it recognizes the National Transitional Council as the legitimate authority of Libya, the head of press of the Embassy reported.

  • 24/08/2011 | Sports

    Internacional beat Independiente, win Supercup

    Independiente failed on their attempt to clinch the club's 17th international trophy as they lost 1-3 to Internacional de Porto Alegre in the second leg of the South American Supercup's final.

  • 25/08/2011 | Argentina

    Moody's outlook for Argentine banking system changed to 'negative'

    According to a report recently released by Moody's Investors Service, the company's outlook for Argentine banking system changed to 'negative'. The outlook reflects "the continued expansionary fiscal and monetary policies are driving Argentina's economic growth, domestic consumption and inflation to levels that are difficult to sustain”.

  • 25/08/2011 | Argentina

    Wikileaks unveils new cables issued by US Embassy in Argentina

    Just like Julian Assange had anticipated, Wikileaks announced it has leaked over 1600 confidential wires issued by US embassy in Argentina. The newly leaked wires include information on President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's "criciticsm" of Barack Obama, the Government's conflict with the farming sector, among other issues.

  • 25/08/2011 | Sports

    Mónaco loses to Roddick in Winston Salem quarter-finals

    Juan Mónaco was defeated by US tennis player Andy Roddick in the quarter-finals of the Winston Salem tournament.

  • 25/08/2011 | Argentina

    Marcó del Pont assures ‘banking system is in its best historical levels’

    Central Bank’s Governor (BCRA) Mercedes Marcó del Pont assured that the Argentine banking system “is in its best historical levels of liquidity, solvency and sluggishness indexes,” referring to Moody’s report.

  • 29/08/2011 | Argentina

    'People acknowledge the good moment the country is going through'

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández today celebrated the victory of Governor of Tucumán José Alperovich in yesterday’s provincial elections in which he won a third straight mandate.

  • 29/08/2011 | Argentina

    'It's almost impossible to beat CFK,' Macri

    BA City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, admitted today that it is “almost impossible” to beat President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in October’s presidential elections. Likewise, the business tycoon said that the government’s high popularity is due to “its own merits but also due to mistakes made by the opposition.”

  • 29/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK, Mujica reactivate train service connecting Argentina, Uruguay

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Uruguayan counterpart José “Pepe” Mujica met in the neighbouring country in order to reactivate a train line uniting both countries that had been out of service for the last 30 years.

  • 30/08/2011 | Sports

    ‘It’s an important match for me and for the team'

    The new coach of Argentina’s national football team, Alejandro Sabella, qualified as “very important” the friendly match that will be played against Venezuela on Friday at Calcutta (India).

  • 30/08/2011 | Sports

    Positive day for Argentines at US Open

    Argentine tennis player David Nalbandian advanced to the second round of the US Open, the fourth and last Grand Slam of the year, after defeating US Bobby Reynolds by 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and 6-3, in more than three hours.

  • 31/08/2011 | Sports

    Del Potro thrashes Volandri, advances to next round

    Tennis player Juan Martín del Potro achieved the second round of the US Open, the fourth and last Grand Slam of the year, after defeating Italian Filippo Volandri by 6-3, 3-1 and 6-1, after an hour and 28 minutes at the Louis Armstrong Stadium.

  • 01/09/2011 | Argentina

    'So far we've nothing bad to say about the investigation,' Morón's District Attorney

    In a quite contradictory press conference, Morón’s General District Attorney, Federico Nieva Woodgate, went over his earlier words about the crime of 11-year-old girl Candela Rodríguez, and stated that "so far, we have nothing bad to say about the investigation."

  • 01/09/2011 | Sports

    Mónaco beats Stepanek, reach US Open 3rd round

    Juan Mónaco reached to the third round of the US Open, the fourth and last Grand Slam of the year, after winning by 6-4, 6-1 and 2-0 over Czech Radek Stepanek, who abandoned the round in the third set due to an injury in his right shoulder.

  • 01/09/2011 | Sports

    Mónaco, Chela join Argentine team for Davis Cup

    Juan Mónaco and Juan Ignacio Chela will join Juan Martín del Potro and David Nalbandian in the Argentine team of the Davis Cup that will face Serbia for the semi-finals between the 16 and 18 of September in Belgrade, the team’s captain Modesto “Tito” Vázquez confirmed.

  • 02/09/2011 | Culture

    Roger Waters adds eighth show to Argentina stopover

    Due to public demand, the unstoppable ex-Pink Floyd musician, Roger Waters lengthened once again his record breaking tour in Argentina, confirming the eighth show on March 18 for his concert tour, “The Wall,” which will begin on March 7, 2012 at River Plate stadium.

  • 02/09/2011 | Sports

    Winning start for Argentina coach Sabella

    Nicolás Otamendi headed the only goal as Alejandro Sabella kicked off his reign as Argentina coach with a 1-0 win over Venezuela in a friendly in India on Friday.

  • 02/09/2011 | Sports

    Del Potro, Chela, Nalbandian achieve third round

    Argentine tennis player Juan Ignacio Chela will accompany his fellow countrymen Juan Mónaco, Juan Martín del Potro and David Nalbandian in the third round of the US Open. He defeated Belgian Steve Darcis by 6-2, 6-4 and 6-4 after two hours.

  • 02/09/2011 | World

    NYT editorial recommends Obama to look to Argentina 'for inspiration'

    An opinion editorial of the US newspaper The New York Times titled “Argentina’s turnaround tango” stated that President Barack Obama and the US Congress should look to Argentina “for inspiration” in economic policies issues. Nevertheless, the article also warned about the corruption and “government opacity“ of the Latin American country.

  • 05/09/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks move down pushed by global markets

    Buenos Aires stocks moved down today with the Merval benchmark index edging down by 2.81 percent to 2,791.37 points. Meanwhile, the country-risk rose by 3.3 percent to 782 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.

  • 06/09/2011 | Sports

    Argentina celebrate win against Nigeria

    Argentina celebrated their win against Nigeria, in a 3-1 goal victory at Bangabandhu stadium today. Today's match marked the Argentine team's second friendly match under new coach, Alejandro Sabella, in Dhaka city, Bangladesh.

  • 06/09/2011 | Sports

    Argentina beat Venezuela, reach semi-finals

    Argentina’s national basketball team achieved its classification for the semi-finals of the pre-Olympic tournament after defeated Venezuela by 111 to 93 in the match for the second round.

  • 07/09/2011 | Argentina

    Argentina is 'not untouchable' in the face of global crisis, CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner warned that in the face of the complicated situation of the global economy, Argentina “is neither untouchable nor invulnerable,” but highlighted that had the crisis hit the country in a different time “it would have obliterated it.”

  • 07/09/2011 | Sports

    Brazil stay with derby against Argentina

    Argentina’s national basketball team was defeated by Brazil by 73-71 in a new South American derby during the match for the Groups round of the Pre-Olympic tournament held in Mar del Plata city.

  • 08/09/2011 | Sports

    Argentina to face Puerto Rico in semi-finals

    Argentina’s national basketball team defeated Dominican Republic by 84-58 and achieved the pre-Olympics’ semi-final in which it will face Puerto Rico.

  • 10/09/2011 | Sports

    Pumas lose 13-9 to England

    By Ronaldo Meninato, for the Herald

    Great game by the Pumas tonight at Dunedin, New Zealand, a picturesque city of just over one hundred thousand people in the deep South of this beautiful island.

  • 10/09/2011 | Sports

    Argentine basketball qualifies for London 2012

    In a close match, the Argentine basketball team came over Puerto Rico, winning with 81-79 points, making it through to next year’s Olympic Games held in London. Tomorrow the team will go against Brazil, who beat Dominican Republic, also qualifying for the tournament next year.

  • 12/09/2011 | Culture

    Moreno Veloso kicks off Brazil month in Argentina

    By Ana Patiño.-

    Moreno Veloso, the son of Brazilian music star, Caetano Veloso, was in charge of the inauguration of the upcoming Brazilian nights at Niceto Club, officially bringing Brazil Month to Argentina.

  • 12/09/2011 | Sports

    Pumas call up Borges to replace injured Tiesi

    Argentina have called winger Lucas Borges into their World Cup squad to replace injured centre Gonzalo Tiesi, the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) have said.

  • 12/09/2011 | Argentina

    S&P maintains Argentina’s rating

    Standard & Poor’s reported that Argentina’s rating remains as “B” (global scale, local and foreign currency) and “raAA” (national scale for Argentina). It also announced that the trend of the rating is stable, and maintained the rating of transference and convertibility of the country in “B.”

  • 13/09/2011 | Sports

    Shoulder injury ends World Cup for Sheridan

    England's rugby World Cup hopes suffered a major setback when key prop Andrew Sheridan was ruled out of the tournament with a shoulder injury sustained in the opening victory over Argentina.

  • 13/09/2011 | Argentina

    Dalai Lama’s visit in Argentina marked by Chinese conflict

    Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso began his visit in Buenos Aires in the midst of the conflict with China which disabled him from being decorated by the City and national government.

  • 14/09/2011 | Argentina

    BID to grant new loan for Argentina

    The Inter-American Development Bank (BID) announced a loan of 230 million dollars to contribute with the development of the regional rural economy, except the Pampeana area.

  • 20/09/2011 | Argentina

    IMF says inflation will remain in double digits, still discontent about official data

    Growth will be led by many of South America’s commodity exporters—particularly Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay—all of which are expected to grow at levels near or above 6 percent in 2011, the International Monetary Fund said in its World Economic Outlook.

  • 21/09/2011 | Argentina

    CFK threatens UK with banning stops from Chilean flights heading to Malvinas Islands

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner delivered her fourth speech before the UN’s General Assembly and renewed the country’s claim to sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, and threatened the UK with banning all stops from Chilean flights heading to Malvinas.

  • 21/09/2011 | Sports

    Argentina in the edge of FIFA's Top 10

    Argentina’s national football team dropped from the ninth to the tenth place in FIFA’s world ranking, which is now headed by Spain, who removed Netherlands from the top.

  • 21/09/2011 | Argentina

    President meets Piñera in last day in NY

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was invited to visit Chile during a meeting she held in New York City with her Chilean counterpart Sebastián Piñera, and said she will after the October 23 elections and before the end of her administration, according to Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman.

  • 22/09/2011 | Argentina

    UK 'regrets' Argentina's threat to cancel flights to Malvinas

    The British Embassy in Argentina commented on President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s speech at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, in which she threatened for greater isolation at the Malvinas Islands, and said that his government “regretted that Argentina was considering to withdraw from yet another bilateral agreement with the United Kingdom.”

  • 25/09/2011 | Argentina

    G77 urges UK to 'return to negotiations' with Argentina over Malvinas sovereignty

    Foreign Ministers from the countries in the G77 and China coalition urged the United Kingdom to return to negotiations with Argentina over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands, the Argentine Foreign Ministry informed on Sunday.

  • 26/09/2011 | Argentina

    Cabinet Chief laughs at skyrocketing dollar rumours

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández played down all rumours indicating that the dollar exchange rate could skyrocket after the presidential elections to be held in October 23.  

  • 26/09/2011 | Argentina

    Dollar gains half a cent, traded for AR$4.235

    The US dollar traded for AR$4.19/AR$4.235, it increased half a cent compared to last Friday's exchange rate.

  • 26/09/2011 | Argentina

    'They come with same old medicine that already ruined us,' CFK bashes int'l lenders

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended the opening ceremony of the inauguration of the Comahue-Cuyo 500 kilowatts power line network in Mendoza, and bashed international lenders and rate agencies.

  • 26/09/2011 | Sports

    Knee injury set to end Lobbe's World Cup

    Argentina's World Cup hopes were dealt a significant blow when loose forward Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe was diagnosed with a serious knee injury that is highly likely to rule him out of the tournament.

  • 27/09/2011 | Argentina

    De Mendiguren urges Argentines to ‘defend, preserve the gov't model’

    The President of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José de Mendiguren said it was necessary to “defend and preserve” the national government's current economic plan, which has achieved the “largest growth cycle” in the country’s history.

  • 27/09/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentina does not accept any conditions set from abroad,' Boudou

    Economy Minister and Vice-Presidential candidate Amado Boudou (Victory Front party), rejected the recipes for “fiscal adjustments” the international organizations intend to impose on countries affected by the crisis, and stressed that Argentina “does not accept any conditions set from abroad.” 

  • 28/09/2011 | Economy

    Boudou goes to Lower House

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou will formally present and defend the 2012 draft Budget at the Lower House of Congress today.

  • 28/09/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou: ‘Argentina’s has the second most important growth in the world'

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou’s presence in Congress marked the official start to the debate over the Budget bill that the Executive sent to lawmakers on September 15.

  • 28/09/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks slightly down

    Merval benchmark index edged down 1.6 percent, to 2,514.56 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk rose 5.3% to 977 basis points.

  • 28/09/2011 | Argentina

    US doubles down on Argentina, urges country to cancel debt

    Argentina must go back to being in good terms with its creditors, US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says, only a week after a US Treasury Official announced her country will oppose granting any credits to the country in international organizations.

  • 29/09/2011 | Sports

    Latin American football classic: Sabella admits Brazil played better

    Argentine coach for the national team Alejandro Sabella admitted today – upon returning to Buenos Aires after yesterday’s match in Belem – Brazil “played better.” Brazil defeated Argentina 2-0 in the second leg of the South American derby and won the Americas Super Classic Cup.

  • 29/09/2011 | Argentina

    Dollar trades steady for AR$4.235

    The US dollar traded for AR$4.19/AR$4.235, and remained at the same price compared to yesterday's exchange rate.

  • 29/09/2011 | Sports

    Arsenal-Olimpia tie without goals in first leg

    Argentina's Arsenal drew without goals with Paraguay's Olimpia in the match for the first leg of the Sudamericana Cup. The game was held at the Defensores del Chaco stadium.

  • 29/09/2011 | Sports

    Godoy Cruz draw Universitario in Mendoza

    Argentina's Godoy Cruz managed to draw Peru's Universitario de Lima 1-1 in the last minutes of the match for the first leg of the Sudamericana Cup's pre-quarter finals. The game was held at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium.

  • 30/09/2011 | Sports

    Del Potro focused in Davis Cup final

    Juan Martín Del Potro announced he will not play at the Tokyo and Shanghai tournaments in order to reach to the final of the Davis Cup against Spain in the first weekend of December in good shape.

  • 01/10/2011 | Sports

    Argentina beat by Spain in Roller Hockey finals

    The Argentine roller hockey team lost 5-4 to Spain in the finals of the 14th Roller Hockey World Championship, which was taking place in the San Juan province.

  • 02/10/2011 | Argentina

    Solanas questions 'criminalization of social protests'

    The lawmaker and head of Proyecto Sur bloc, Fernando "Pino" Solanas questioned the "criminalization of the social protests," and added that the detention of the Sarmiento train line union delegate Rubén "Pollo" Sobrero could be linked with his "opposition" to the leader of the Train Union (UF), José Pedraza.

  • 03/10/2011 | Sports

    Messi concerned over Argentina’s ‘failures’

    Forward Lionel Messi showed his concern over the “several failures” that Argentina’s national football team has been “gathering” for the last years.

  • 03/10/2011 | Culture

    ‘Aballay,’ Argentina’s candidate for the Oscars

    The Argentine western “Aballay, el hombre sin miedo” (Aballay, the man without fear), directed by Fernando Spiner, was chosen by the Argentine Film and AudioVisual Arts Academy as the national candidate to run for the nomination of the Oscars’ “Best Foreign Film.”

  • 04/10/2011 | Culture

    Beatlemania revived ahead of auction in Buenos Aires

    An original drawing by John Lennon is part of the more than 120 lots of Beatles memorabilia that will be auctioned in the country by South America's largest collector of the Fab Four.

  • 06/10/2011 | Argentina

    6.2 quake rattles Northern Argentina, no initial damage reported

    There were no immediate reports of damage after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook northern Argentina yesterday, police and local authorities said.

  • 06/10/2011 | Argentina

    IMF sees Argentina's statistics diverting from global standards

    By Liliana Franco. The quality of the statistics presented by Argentina “is diverting from the standard international regulations,” the spokeswoman of the International Monetary Fund, Jennifer Beckman, said when she was asked how she could explain the difference between the official inflation data reported by the INDEC, and the one estimated by private analysts, which reaches 25 percent.

  • 06/10/2011 | Sports

    Pumas back to full strength

    Argentina coach Santiago Phelan has reverted largely to the side that dramatically beat Scotland in the pool phase for the Puma's quarter-final against hosts New Zealand this weekend.

  • 07/10/2011 | Sports

    Higuaín hits hat-trick as Argentina thrash Chile

    Gonzalo Higuaín scored a hat-trick, while Lionel Messi scored his first goal in a competitive match for Argentina in two and a half years as the hosts crushed Chile 4-1 in their opening 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday.

  • 11/10/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentina is not to blame,' says father of tourist killed in Salta

    The father of one of the two French tourists who were murdered in Salta in July, Jean Michel Bouvier, spoke on French radio today saying that his daughter Cassandre and Houria Moumni "lived through true martyrdom," but that "Argentina was not to blame."

  • 12/10/2011 | Argentina

    US calls Argentine authorities over alleged plan to attack BA

    US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns called the Argentine authorities on Wednesday in order to provide them with details regarding the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Department of State Victoria Nuland confirmed.

  • 12/10/2011 | Sports

    Batista files lawsuit against Maradona

    Coach Sergio Batista filed a lawsuit against Diego Maradona accusing him of slander and called for a 20,000 pesos fine.

  • 13/10/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay's gov't praises relationship with Argentina; Vázquez ratifies statement

    Uruguayan Presidential Legal Secretary, Alberto Breccia, assured that the statements made by former President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, indicating that he had considered armed conflict in 2006, “will not affect the intense and warm relationship we have with Argentina.”

  • 13/10/2011 | Culture

    Eric Clapton makes long-awaited return to BA stage

    After a ten year absence, British singer and guitarist Eric Clapton will make his long-awaited return to the Argentine stage tomorrow, where he will perform with his band at River Plate stadium. The legendary musician is on tour currently promoting his new album.

  • 13/10/2011 | Argentina

    'We don't expect Moyano to vanish'

    By Pablo Jiménez.
    Ever since Oscar Lescano admitted that the Moyano era is coming to an end at the CGT labour confederation, the premise was installed as a fact. But, unlike the dreams of some unions, the business sector sees a similar movie that counts with the presence of Moyano.

  • 13/10/2011 | Argentina

    Malvinas: Argüello says UK will 'not cut' Islands' budget to avoid migration to Argentina

    Argentine Ambassador to the United Nations Jorge Argüello affirmed that the United Kingdom avoids “the social and employment assistance budget cut” for the Malvinas Islands because its inhabitants “would migrate to Argentina.”

  • 14/10/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentina has a margin to face the crisis'

    By Liliana Franco and Pablo Jiménez.
    The cooling of the Brazilian economy that is beginning to show a slight slowdown index is the main concern of Argentine businessmen, but according to former Economy Minister Miguel Peirano there is still no real effect in Argentina.

  • 14/10/2011 | Argentina

    'We have to try bring Argentina and the US closer,' Martínez

    By Liliana Franco, from Mar del Plata
    Very discreet and rather elusive with press, US Ambassador in Argentina Vilma Martínez spoke briefly with during a break in IDEA 47th annual colloquium. “We have to try and bring the US and Argentina closer, because we have several topics to work with jointly,” she said.

  • 17/10/2011 | Argentina

    CFK calls for 'consolidating dialogue' during meeting with farming leaders

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and Agriculture Minister, Julián Domínguez, met with the head of the Coninagro Agricultural Centre, Carlos Garetto.

  • 17/10/2011 | Argentina

    'I only ask that we're all loyal to Argentina and all Argentines,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured during a rally to celebrate the 60 anniversary of the creation of public television that “the greatest challenge is in intellectual means to achieve thinking more and better, correcting what’s bad and recognizing what’s wrong.”

  • 17/10/2011 | Sports

    Argentina dominate first day of Pan-Am rowing

    Argentina won three of the four rowing gold medals and Colombia was joined by Venezuela atop the cycling podiums on a good day for South America at the Pan-American Games.

  • 19/10/2011 | Sports

    Argentina adds another gold in rowing

    Argentina has already earned 12 medals at the Pan-American Games, yesterday addeding its fifth gold in men’s quadruple sculls, a silver in women’s single sculls and two bronze medals in Gymnastic and swimming.

  • 19/10/2011 | Sports

    Brazil stop rot in FIFA rankings, Argentina remain 10th

    Brazil rose two places to fifth in this month's FIFA rankings, ending a downward trend after hitting an 18-year low in September.

  • 19/10/2011 | Argentina

    Argentina and BRICs main trade culprits, warns EU report

    Major trading nations led by Argentina, Brazil and Russia are raising barriers to international and threatening the global economic recovery, the European Union's executive arm said today.

  • 19/10/2011 | Argentina

    Macri pledges to support CFK if she's reelected

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, kept sending signs of conciliation to the national government as the business tycoon assured that if President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is reelected on Sunday, “she will count with the entire support of the City government.”

  • 19/10/2011 | Sports

    Arsenal beat Olimpia, advances to quarter-finals

    Argentina’s Arsenal de Sarandí defeated Paraguay's Olimpia 3-2 and reached the quarter finals in the match for the second leg of the Sudamericana Cup’s pre-quarter finals.

  • 20/10/2011 | Sports

    Vélez draw Universidad Católica, reach quarter-finals

    Vélez Sársfield drew Chile's Universidad Católica 1-1 and reached the quarter finals of the Sudamericana Cup at the José Amalfitani Stadium. In the first leg played in Santiago, the Argentine team won 2-0.

  • 20/10/2011 | Sports

    Universitario defeat Godoy Cruz by penalties

    Peru’s Universitario defeated Argentina's Godoy Cruz after a penalty definition that led the team coached by Del Solar to the quarter-finals of the Sudamericana Cup. The match was held at Miguel Grau del Callao stadium.

  • 21/10/2011 | Latin America

    Philip Morris closes factory in Uruguay due to anti-tobacco laws

    US tobacco company Philip Morris International (PMI) announced today through a communiqué, the closure of their factory in Uruguay, due to the pressing demand placed on them by Uruguay’s anti-tobacco laws. The company announced that they will transfer the local production to neighbouring country, Argentina.

  • 21/10/2011 | Sports

    Argentina beat Costa Rica, closer to semi-finals

    Argentina’s Under-20 national football team defeated Costa Rica 3-0 and are closer to the semi-finals at the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games.

  • 21/10/2011 | Sports

    Argentine female basketball team make historical victory over US

    Argentina’s national female basketball team achieved its first victory after defeating the United States by 58-55 in the first match of the Group A at the XVI Pan American Games of Guadalajara 2011.

  • 22/10/2011 | Argentina

    Candidates rest ahead of Sunday's elections

    The principal candidates in this weekend’s presidential election rested today with family members and met with advisors to adjust final details for tomorrow’s elections.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Eleventh gold for Argentina at Pan-American Games

    A great day for Argentine sport saw the eleventh gold medal brought in for the country at the Pan-American Games today in Guadalajara. Today’s achievements equal the Argentine gold medal record to that of the 2007 Games in Río de Janeiro, with a week remaining of the competition in Mexico.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    De la Rúa 'apologizes' to Argentines

    Almost 10 years after he left his post, ex-President Fernando De la Rúa, gave an “apology” to Argentines due to the “mistakes” he committed during his administration.

  • 23/10/2011 | Sports

    Las Leonas reach semis after thrashing Barbados

    Argentina’s female hockey team, Las Leonas, thrashed Barbados 19-0, and achieved the semi-finals of the 2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games.

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández: 'People understood Argentina couldn’t be in improvised hands'

    Cabinet Chief and Senator-elect Aníbal Fernández celebrated the overwhelming victory of the Victory Front in the general elections and considered that “people understood that Argentina could not be left in improvised hands.”

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    Merval edges up after presidential elections

    Buenos Aires stocks showed positivity after the election, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving up by 2.3 percent, to 2,861.82 points.

  • 25/10/2011 | Argentina

    Obama, CFK to hold bilateral meeting during G20 summit

    US President Barack Obama has requested to meet with recently reelected President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner during the next G20 summit to be held on the 3rd and 4th of November in Cannes, France.

  • 26/10/2011 | World

    Iran’s Ahmadinejad congratulates CFK, seeks to improve relatonship

    Iran’s President, Mahmud Ahmadinejad, sent his regards to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for last Sunday’s reelection, and insisted on his desire to improve the relationship with Argentina.

  • 26/10/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't urges insurance companies to repatriate funds

    In another attempt to ease the pressure on the dollar and decrease the outflow of the Central Bank's foreign currency reserves, the government ordered insurance companies to repatriate their foreign investments.

  • 26/10/2011 | Argentina

    One year on: Images from the Kirchner era

    A chronology in pictures from 2003 to 2010, from his unexpected rise to power to his emotional farewell funeral.

  • 27/10/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't repudiates presence of British ship in the Southern Atlantic

    The government repudiated the presence of a British frigate at the Southern Atlantic after the United Kingdom reported that the HMS Montrose was going to be in the area for six months in order to provide a “presence in the region” and protect “the British interests.”

  • 28/10/2011 | Sports

    'San Lorenzo's atmosphere is too hostile to work in,' Asad says

    The San Lorenzo trainer, Omar Asad, rejected claims that he had considered resigning and assured that he only plans to face the situation. “We all have to work together on the same side, to be able to work together,” he said.

  • 28/10/2011 | Sports

    Leonas lose gold medal to US

    Argentina’s women hockey team, Las Leonas, was defeated by the United States by 4-2 at the final of the XVI Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. The US achieved the gold medal and the classification to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

  • 30/10/2011 | Latin America

    Malvinas: Ibero-American leaders back Argentina at summit

    The nations that form part of the Ibero-American bloc reaffirmed the need to renegotiate over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands today, bringing up the resolutions made by the international community that advise the United Kingdom to avoid carrying out “one-sided” actions, such as exploiting resources and military action.

  • 30/10/2011 | Sports

    Canada upset Argentina to win inaugural Pan-Am rugby title

    Two interception tries from Conor Trainor spurred Canada to a 26-24 upset victory over Argentina in the gold medal match in the inaugural rugby sevens tournament at the Pan-American Games.

  • 31/10/2011 | Argentina

    AFIP's new controls on dollar purchases start

    Controls on the purchase of US dollars will start today, when the AFIP tax agency will be in charge of authorizing all such operations after the Foreign-Exchange Consultation Programme was established by the AFIP and announced late Friday night by Economy Minister Amado Boudou.

  • 31/10/2011 | Argentina

    Dollar trades steady at AR$4.26

    The US dollar traded for AR$4.22/AR$4.26, remaining unchanged from last Friday's exchange rate at the close of business. Meanwhile, the Euro lost five cents and traded at AR$5.86/AR$5.98 at City exchange trade agencies.

  • 31/10/2011 | Culture

    To celebrate or not to celebrate: Halloween in Argentina

    By Adrián Royo Caldiz.- In the last decade, it has become increasingly more common for locals to celebrate Halloween. Each October 31st many kids in residential areas dress up and go trick-or-treating, while bars and nightclubs offer young adults an environment in which they can wear their favorite costumes and celebrate until dawn.

  • 03/11/2011 | Culture

    Jennifer Lopez arrives to Argentina on 'talent hunt' tour

    US artist, Jennifer Lopez arrived to Argentina today as part of a Latin American tour on the “hunt for talent” to make new additions to her new programme “Q’ Viva The Chosen,” a reality television programme which will be broadcasted on some of biggest the TV channels in the US.

  • 03/11/2011 | World

    Sarkozy praises Argentina, Brazil for support of tax on financial transactions

    French president Nicolas Sarkozy assured that both Brazil and Argentina said they were in favour of taxing financial transactions, although they admitted that several countries in the regional bloc strongly oppose it. 

  • 03/11/2011 | Argentina

    Argentina's probability of a recession reaches 70%, study says

    The Centre of Financial Research CIF of the Torcuato Di Tella University School of Business released the data of the Leader Index (ILCIF) corresponding to September 2011, and showed that the possibility of recession reached 70 percent.

  • 03/11/2011 | Sports

    Universidad de Chile beat Arsenal in first leg

    Universidad de Chile defeated Argentina's Arsenal 2-1 in the match held in Sarandí for the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Sudamericana Cup.

  • 04/11/2011 | Argentina

    Obama declares CFK, Argentina 'a great friend' to the United States

    US President Barack Obama defined Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Argentina “a great friend” of the United States of America in a meeting between both Head of States. The bilateral meeting lasted around thirty minutes and took place in the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.

  • 04/11/2011 | Sports

    Del Potro reaches semi-finals in Valencia

    Argentine tennis player Juan Martín del Potro defeated US Sam Querrey and will face Spaniard Marcel Granollers in the semi-finals of the Valencia tournament.

  • 06/11/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay blames Argentina over Sarkozy's 'tax haven' accusations

    Opposition leaders in Uruguay accused Argentina of “exerting pressure inside the G20 and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)” so the neighbouring country would be labeled a “tax haven,” the Montevideo media said.

  • 07/11/2011 | Argentina

    Foreign Ministry candidate appointed as Ambassador to Brazil

    Foreign Ministry’s Trade and Economic Affairs secretary Luis María Kreckler, who was a strong candidate to be the Foreign Minister in the next presidential cabinet, was appointed as Argentina’s Ambassador to Brazil.

  • 08/11/2011 | Sports

    Sabella calls Álvarez to replace Di María

    Midfielder Ricardo Álvarez was urgently summoned by Argentina’s national football team to replace injured striker Ángel Di María.

  • 10/11/2011 | Argentina

    Ash cloud returns, delays flights to Patagonia

    After two weeks without presenting disruptions, flight complications began again due to the presence of the ash cloud being produced by the Chilean Puyehue volcano, affecting the area of Patagonia in the south of Argentina.

  • 10/11/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition assures ‘Legislative branch lacks strong environmental commitment’

    By Ana Patiño.- On the second day of the Road to Río+20 seminar, senator Norma Morandini affirmed that there is still no “strong commitment” within the Legislative Branch to deal with environmental issues, and told the that she hopes “citizens will get more involved in these issues so as to avoid having to turn to the judiciary.”

  • 10/11/2011 | Sports

    Vélez reach semi-finals after tough victory

    Vélez Sársfield defeated Colombia's Independiente Santa Fe 3-0 and reached the Sudamericana Cup's semi-finals in the second leg played at the José Amalfitani stadium.

  • 11/11/2011 | Sports

    Bolivia frustrate Messi's Argentina again in qualifier

    Bolivia frustrated Argentina for the second time in four months when they held them 1-1 in their World Cup qualifier.




    Picket leader Luis D’Elía was senteced to four days in prison for assaulting a rural worker near the Obelisk on March 26th, 2008.


    Judge Susana Patricia Guichandut accepted prosecutor Edgardo Orfila’s request of a four day sentence for the assault on Alejandro Gahan, amid the Government’s conflict with the rural sector over a hike on grain export taxes.


    Gahan’s lawyer, Francisco García Santillán, had requested that D’Elía received a   month suspense prison sentence for the charges of assault.”


    The prosecutor and Gahan’s lawyer both requested suspense prison sentence and the minimum possible sentences on the charges imputed to D’Elía-


    The trial began on Wednesday morning, with D’Elía’s hearing and said that right before he hit Gahan, the rural businessman had called him “fucking nigger.”


    We led a demonstration in defense of our Government and of the democratic order,” he assured and opened page 293 of  book “La Presidenta” (The President) by journalist Sandra Russo, in which Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said: “In 2008 people wanted to take me administration down, particularly the Grupo Clarín.”

  • 14/11/2011 | Sports

    Del Potro closer to ATP's Top Ten

    Tandil’s Juan Martín del Potro, top seeded player in Argentina, climbed one point at the ATP ranking and is only a step from getting into the top ten, before the London Masters and the Copa Davis final Argentina will play against Spain on November 28 in Sevilla.

  • 15/11/2011 | Latin America

    Argentina one of the top destinations for immigrants in LatAm; health issues a challenge

    Argentina is one of the top ten destinations for immigrants in Latin America and Caribbean along with Venezuela, México, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay and Bolivia, said representative from the United Nations Population Fund, Elena Zúñiga Herrera.

  • 15/11/2011 | Argentina

    Foreign tourism drops 2.6% in September

    The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during September dropped 2.6 percent compared to the same month last year and totalled 220,302 people, according to a government report.

  • 16/11/2011 | Sports

    Former Argentina coach lashes out at Sabella

    Former Argentina national football team coach Cesar Luis Menotti lashed out at Alejandro Sabella – Argentina´s current coach – during an interview at a local radio show.

  • 17/11/2011 | Sports

    Spanish media say Messi exhausted after match

    Argentine player Leonel Messi was exhausted after the Argentina- Colombia match he played as part of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers at Barranquilla Colombia on Tuesday, the Spanish media assured.

  • 17/11/2011 | Sports

    Universidad de Chile oust Arsenal of Sudamericana Cup

    Universidad de Chile defeated Arsenal de Sarandí 3-0 in the match for the second leg of the quarter-finals of the Sudamericana Cup, and left the Argentine team out of the tournament.

  • 18/11/2011 | Latin America

    'I'm not in favour of locking Uruguay in the Mercosur'

    Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica stated that “it’s very difficult to make decisions when you belong to the Mercosur,” during an interview.

  • 18/11/2011 | Sports

    ‘Tito’ Vázquez confirms team for Davis final

    Argentina will travel to Spain to play the final of the Davis Cup with five players: Juan Martín del Potro, David Nalbandian, Juan Chela, Juan Mónaco and Eduardo Schwank, team’s captain Modesto “Tito” Vázquez announced.

  • 21/11/2011 | Sports

    Boca Juniors settle for 0-0 draw with Racing Club

    Apertura Tournament leaders Boca Juniors kept their eight-points advantage over second-placed Racing Club after their drew 0-0 at La Bombonera stadium. San Lorenzo lost against Unión a home and stayed in the promotion-relegation playoff zone.

  • 21/11/2011 | World

    British company to set new drilling platform in Malvinas Islands

    British company Falkland Oil and Gas (FOGL) unveiled it has kept dialogue with potential partner to look for oil and gas at the Malvinas Islands and announced the arrival of another drilling platform to the area by the end of January 2012.

  • 23/11/2011 | Sports

    Argentina remains tenth in FIFA's Top 10

    Argentina’s national football team remains in the tenth place in FIFA’s world ranking, which is now headed by Spain, followed by Netherlands, world champion and runner-up.

  • 24/11/2011 | Sports

    Liga de Quito defeat Vélez in semis' first leg

    Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito defeated Vélez Sársfield 2-0 in the first leg of the semi-finals of the Sudamericana Cup. The Argentine team must now defeated the Ecuadorean team in the second leg to be played in Liniers to reach the final.

  • 24/11/2011 | Argentina

    'We have to innovate in the relationship with workers'

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José Ignacio De Mendiguren, assured "we have to innovate in the relationship with workers." Although he did not give specific information about the upcoming wage talks, he said “no one is surprised by the fact that Moyano wants it all.”

  • 25/11/2011 | Argentina

    Dollar gains half a cent

    The US dollar traded at AR$4.24/AR$4.285, it gained half a cent from the previous closing price at Buenos Aires exchange houses.

  • 29/11/2011 | Sports

    Liga de Quito leave Vélez out of Sudamericana Cup

    Ecuador’s Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito defeated Vélez Sársfied 1-0 in the match for the second leg of the semi-finals of the Sudamericana Cup. The Argentine team was left out of the cup because it had also been defeated by 2-0 in the first leg.

  • 01/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK, Chávez sign bilateral agreements

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended a bilateral meeting with her Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, where they both signed several bilateral cooperation agreements.

  • 02/12/2011 | Argentina

    Further subsidy cuts include City neighbourhoods, government buildings

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou and Planning Minister Julio De Vido announced further subsidy cuts on utility services will be implemented, following a subsidy cut scheme announced this month by the government on several sectors.

  • 02/12/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks move up

    Buenos Aires stocks were higher, with the Merval benchmark stock index edging up by 0.8 percent, to 2,629.63 points.

  • 02/12/2011 | Latin America

    Chávez hosts CELAC summit, snubs US, Canada

    Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez hosted fellow Latin American leaders to launch a new regional body that pointedly excludes the United States.

  • 06/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK chooses Medina as Cabinet Chief, Lorenzino as Economy Minister

    The government unveiled today the list of the new cabinet members for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's second mandate which will start next Saturday when she takes office.

  • 06/12/2011 | World

    UK protests to Argentina over Malvinas Islands

    Britain has protested to Argentina over its interception of UK-licensed fishing boats in disputed waters near the Malvinas Islands, over which the two countries went to war in 1982.

  • 07/12/2011 | World

    UK protests over interception of fishing boats heading to Malvinas

    The United Kingdom has protested to Argentina over its interception of UK-licensed fishing boats in disputed waters near the Malvinas Islands, over which the two countries went to war in 1982.

  • 07/12/2011 | Argentina

    US backs IDB loan for Argentina

    Argentina will receive a loan worth US$400 million, or 1.7 billion pesos, from the Inter-American Development Bank to carry out infrastructure improvements in poor neighbourhoods, the government said yesterday. The decision follows an about-turn made by the US to approve credits to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government after several refusals to do so.

  • 12/12/2011 | Culture

    Argentine actor Alberto de Mendoza dies at 88

    Argentine actor Alberto de Mendoza died at the age of 88 after being hospitalized various days at the Clínica de la Luz in Madrid, Spain due to a severe respiratory condition.

  • 15/12/2011 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at AR$4.305

    The US dollar traded at AR$4.265/AR$4.305, remaining unchanged from the previous price at the close of trading at Buenos Aires exchange houses.

  • 15/12/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks move down

    Buenos Aires stocks dropped 0.3 percent, with the Merval benchmark stock index at 2,401.43 points. So far this week, the index dropped by 9.04%.

  • 15/12/2011 | Argentina

    Foreign tourism drops 4.4% in October

    The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during October dropped 4.4 percent compared to the same month in 2010 and totalled 216,055 people, according to a government report.

  • 15/12/2011 | Argentina

    'Manufacturing in Argentina is slowing down,' Ricardo Delgado assures

    While speaking as a guest on the Ambito de Debate TV show, economic analyst Ricardo Delgado assured that “manufacturing in Argentina is slowing down,” although he said he was certain its impact would not be felt before March.

  • 18/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to travel Uruguay to participate in Mercosur Summit

    In her first official trip abroad following her reinstatement, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will travel to Montevideo to participate this Tuesday in the Summit for heads of State, in which Argentina will assume a temporary role leading the bloc.

  • 19/12/2011 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs, trades at AR$4.31

    The US dollar closed at AR$4.27/AR$4.31, gained half a cent from the previous price at the close of trading at Buenos Aires exchange houses.

  • 19/12/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks close lower

    Buenos Aires stocks closed lower, with the Merval benchmark stock index edging down by 1.35 percent, to 2,400.33 points. It has dropped 5 percent this month, and 31.9 percent in 2011 so far.

  • 20/12/2011 | Argentina

    Trade undersecretary Iván Heyn found dead in Montevideo

    Argentina's Trade under-secretary Iván Heyn who was part of the Argentine delegation attending the Mercosur Summit committed suicide in a hotel in Montevideo. Sources stated that the 34-year-old official was found hanged in his suite at the Radisson Hotel of the capital city of the neighbouring country.

  • 20/12/2011 | Sports

    Batistuta takes technical job at Colón

    Argentina's record international goalscorer Gabriel Batistuta has joined first division Colón as technical secretary in his first soccer role since retiring as a player.

  • 20/12/2011 | Argentina

    Heyn's autopsy shows no 'signs of violence'

    Judge Homero De Costa, who is investigating the death of the Economy Ministry’s Trade under-secretary Iván Heyn, assured that the autopsy of the economist's body did not show "signs of violence."

  • 21/12/2011 | World

    Britain 'concerned' about Malvinas ship ban

    Britain expressed concern at a decision by the South American trading block Mercosur to ban boats flying a Malvinas Islands flag from docking at ports in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.

  • 23/12/2011 | World

    Britain slams Argentina, vows to protect Malvinas

    Britain said that Argentinian-led efforts to ban ships flying the Malvinas Islands flag from South American ports were "unjustified and counterproductive" and vowed to protect the territory's sovereignty.

  • 26/12/2011 | Sports

    Messi: 'I am sure I will win the World Cup with Argentina'

    Barcelona attacker, Argentine football player Lionel Messi, said that he expects to lift the World Cup trophy with Argentina at some point during his career.

  • 26/12/2011 | Argentina

    At least 16 dead in road accidents

  • 27/12/2011 | Latin America

    Malvinas: UK Ambassador to Chile 'concerned' over Mercosur support

    The British Ambassador to Chile, Jon Benjamin, expressed today “concern” over “countries that have joined” the Mercosur bloc in their decision to support Argentina, by putting in place a ban on ships flying the Malvinas Islands’ flag from docking at their ports.

  • 28/12/2011 | Argentina

    President requests 'balance' in demands on workers, businessmen

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today asked for “prudence, balance and contribution” on the business sector and workers, requesting that everyone “collaborate” to “continue working with the utmost amount of trust possible” for Argentina.

  • 28/12/2011 | Latin America

    Chávez says US developed way to give LatAm leaders cancer

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez speculated that the United States might have developed a way to give Latin American leaders cancer, after Argentina's Head of State Cristina Fernández de Kirchner joined the list of presidents diagnosed with the disease.

  • 30/12/2011 | Argentina

    Cinema ticket sales 40% higher in 2011

    With a little over 42,245,000 tickets sold this year, Argentina's cinema box office sales over took those of last year by a whopping 40% and were very close to equaling the record number of sales made in 2004 - even though national film releases throughout the year did not help to facilitate the growth.  

  • 30/12/2011 | World

    UK unveils secret files over Malvinas Islands war

    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had been informed about the risks of reducing the Royal Army a year before the Argentine invasion of the Malvinas Islands in 1982, stated the secret files unveiled.

  • 01/01/2012 | Argentina

    Dakar Rally: Argentine Jorge Martínez Boero dies in accident

    Argentine race driver Jorge Andrés Martínez Boero died after suffering a serious accident on board of his RR 450 Beta motorbike during the first stage of the Dakar Rally 2012 in the Buenos Aires province Atlantic seaside city of Necochea.   

  • 02/01/2012 | Sports

    Dakar: The 2011 champion wakes up

    Nasser Al Attiyah, Qatar’s driver of a Hummer, won the second stage of the Rally Dakar 2012, followed by French Stéphane Peterhansel (Mini), who was left in the second place and climbed to the top of overall.

  • 02/01/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina renews claims over Malvinas in anniversary of British occupation

    Argentina’s Foreign Ministry renewed its claims for a “legitimate right” over the Malvinas Islands sovereignty and the need to resume “the bilateral negotiations process” with the United Kingdom in the 179 anniversary of the British occupation of the islands.

  • 03/01/2012 | Argentina

    GSK fined over vaccine trials; 14 babies reported dead

    GlaxoSmithKline Argentina Laboratories Company was fined 400,000 pesos by Judge Marcelo Aguinsky following a report issued by the National Administration of Medicine, Food and Technology (ANMAT in Spanish) for irregularities during lab vaccine trials conducted between 2007 and 2008 that allegedly killed 14 babies.

  • 03/01/2012 | Argentina

    GSK Argentina says deaths not related to vaccine trials

    GSK Argentina Medical Director Rosana Felice, come on stage and told reporters that the company will appeal the ruling and fine issued by Judge Marcelo Aguinsky over the killing of 14 babies during vaccine trials conducted in 2007 and 2008.

  • 04/01/2012 | Sports

    Trezeguet follows his heart to River Plate

    David Trezeguet realised his dream when he joined a group of top flight players who have flocked to the cause of restoring relegated River Plate to the Argentine first division.

  • 05/01/2012 | Sports

    Dakar’s sixth stage suspended due to climate conditions

    The sixth stage of the Rally Dakar 2012, the first one in Chilean territory, has been suspended due to intense snow storms that do not allow the trespassing of the vehicles from Argentina.

  • 05/01/2012 | Sports

    Former Argentina coach Pekerman takes Colombia reins

    Former Argentina coach José Néstor Pekerman has been put in charge of Colombia's bid to end a 16-year wait to reach the World Cup finals in Brazil in 2014.

  • 06/01/2012 | Sports

    Del Potro not to play Davis Cup against Germany

    Juan Martín del Potro will not play the first round of the Davis Cup against Germany that has been scheduled for next Febraury, the team’s coach Franco Davin confirmed.

  • 12/01/2012 | Argentina

    IMF says no sanctions to Argentina despite faulty statistics

    Speaking at a press conference from Washington DC on Thursday, IMF acting director of External Relations Gerry Rice said the organization’s directors “will meet in late January or early February to analyze the progress made in Argentina’s statistics.”

  • 12/01/2012 | Latin America

    'Let's not kill the goose that lays golden eggs,' Mujica

    Uruguay President José Mujica stated today that even though Argentina adopts protective industrial restrictions -making business with Uruguay more difficult- he would continue to bet on a positive relationship with his neighbouring country, in order to maintain the positive flow of tourism going to Uruguay.

  • 13/01/2012 | Latin America

    Brazil's businessmen blast Argentina's new imports regime

    Brazil’s Industry National Confederation (CNI) harshly criticized the new regime of imports approved by Argentina and warned that it could contribute to a plunge of sales to that country.

  • 17/01/2012 | World

    US Supreme Court to hear Argentine debt default case

    The US Supreme Court asked Barack Obama's administration for its views of a ruling that unfroze US$105 million of Argentina's central bank deposits in a setback for two US investment funds that sought to seize the money to satisfy their claims from the country's debt default a decade ago.

  • 18/01/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay gov't says trade balance with Argentina 'definitely positive'

    Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro assured that the trade balance between his country and Argentina is “definitely positive,” although he admitted that some of the country’s industrial leaders “have been affected” by the current obstructions to products imported from the neighbouring country.

  • 18/01/2012 | Argentina

    Tension rises between Argentina, UK over Malvinas sovereignty

    Acting President Amado Boudou assured today that British Prime Minister David Cameron’s comment son Argentina’s stance on the Malvinas Islands were “an ignorant and dumb outburst of historical reality." Cameron accused Argentina of colonialism.

  • 18/01/2012 | Culture

    'Aballay,' out of Oscars' foreign film shortlist

    Argentina’s gaucho western “Aballay,” directed by Fernando Spiner, did not pass the last pre-selection of the films that will compete for “Best Foreign Film” in the next Academy Awards. Nine were nominated, but none of them is Spanish-speaking.

  • 18/01/2012 | World

    Obama meets Argüello, expresses 'joy' for CFK's recovery

    Argentina’s Ambassador in United States Jorge Argüello delivered his credential letters to President Barack Obama, who expressed his “joy” for the positive results of his counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s surgery.

  • 19/01/2012 | Argentina

    Cameron reported of Argentine plan for 'fishermen's invasion'

    After yesterday’s crossfire between the UK and Argentina over the Malvinas Islands, a British newspaper revealed that the UK Prime Minister’s accusations of ‘colonialism’ against Argentina came after being warned that “Buenos Aires was plotting a mock fishermen’s invasion.”

  • 19/01/2012 | Argentina

    De Mendiguren blasts Brazil's concerns over import restrictions

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José Ignacio de Mendiguren, assured today that the complaints made by Brazil over the Argentine import restrictions are “unjustified.”

  • 19/01/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay says moving forward in tax accord with Argentina

    Uruguay continues to negotiate a tributary accord with Argentina "throughout normal channels" and has received no pressure related to the issue, the head of the country’s tax collection  agency, Pablo Ferreri assured.

  • 20/01/2012 | Argentina

    Rain forecast for parched Argentine grains belt

    Heavy rain is expected to finally hit Argentina's drought-stricken farm belt this weekend, but analysts warned that some corn crop losses are irreversible and are sure to crimp government finances.

  • 21/01/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina intimidates nobody,' Randazzo says to UK

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo, quickly hit back at the statements made by the British government, after Foreign Secretary William Hague said that Argentina “should stop their intimidation attempts” against the Kelpers on the Malvinas islands. “Argentina is not intimidating anyone, only reclaiming an inalienable right to the sovereignty of the Malvinas,” stated Randazzo.

  • 22/01/2012 | Argentina

    'UN doesn’t recognize Malvinas islanders’ right of self determination,’ Timerman

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said that "the United Nations does not recognize Malvinas islanders’ right of self determination" and reiterated the request to the British government to “sit down and negotiate, as it was established by the UN."

  • 22/01/2012 | World

    'Not a single islander wants to be Argentine,' Malvinas gov't member

    Dick Sawle, a member of the Malvinas Islands Legislative Assembly reconfirmed today on a TV interview to TN news channel the idea that Argentina is considered a "threat" because of its actions against the population of the Islands.

  • 23/01/2012 | Argentina

    Villa 31 slum neighbours lift second roadblock at bus terminal

    Neighbours of the Retiro’s Villa 31 slum lifted the roadblock they had staged at the intersection of Ramos Mejía and Antártida Argentina streets, blocking one of the main access to Retiro's long distance bus terminal.

  • 23/01/2012 | World

    US energy giant to invest in UK's oil rush in Malvinas

    Amidst the escalated diplomatic tension between Argentina and the United Kingdom, today’s edition of British sensationalist newspaper The Sun assures that US energy giant Anadarko made an offer to develop oil rush in the Malvinas Islands.

  • 23/01/2012 | Argentina

    Drought: scattered rains give patchy relief to corn, more showers expected

    Storms were forecast for today across the country after patchy weekend rains failed to revive corn and soy fields baked by a drought that has raised concern about world food supplies.

  • 25/01/2012 | Sports

    'Superclásico', a true summer classic

    Tonight River Plate and Boca Juniors will share a football field again after almost a year, and even though it’s a friendly, the clubs’ prestige will definitely be at stake tonight. Just as a warm-up for tonight’s action, let’s recap what happened over the past three summers.

  • 25/01/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina will have a good year despite the global crisis,' Lorenzino

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino, admitted today that the global economic crisis has had an impact on Argentina, but showed optimism in stating that even still, "we are going to have a good year, with growth and the creation of more jobs."

  • 26/01/2012 | Argentina

    Further escalation between Argentina, UK over Malvinas

    The bilateral spat between Argentina and the UK over the Malvinas sovereignty issue continues, as a Senate Committee unanimously voted in favour of debating a declaration bill “strongly repudiating” David Cameron’s “colonialist” statements, while a British minister accused Argentina of “saber-rattling.”

  • 29/01/2012 | World

    UK resumes St Helena airport project to access Malvinas

    The UK decided to resume a US$400 million airport project on St. Helena Island, the last exile home of defeated French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The go-ahead was greeted in the Malvinas Islands as a much-needed lifeline after the latest diplomatic tensions between the UK and Argentina.

  • 30/01/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay's industry sector upset over new local trade regulations

    The Uruguayan industrial sector warned that certain members of the Mercosur “are failing to fulfill their obligations” and targeted Argentina directly by pointing out that the new trade regulations set by the local Government “are hurting production" in the neighbouring country.

  • 30/01/2012 | Sports

    Del Potro back to ATP's Top 10

    Serb Novak Djokovic, winner of his third Australian Open, remains at the top of the world ranking, followed by Spaniard Rafael Nadal, while Juan Martín Del Potro made his way into the top 10, according to the ATP world tennis report.

  • 31/01/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't condemns UK's decision to send warship to Malvinas

    The National Government condemned the arrival of the HMS Dauntless, a British warship, to the Malvinas Islands and urged the UK to “avoid falling in the temptation of engaging in discourse “that transforms patriotism in bullying patriotism.” Earlier today, the UK's Royal Navy confirmed to the that the ship is to be sent to patrol the South Atlantic after the recent diplomatic tensions.

  • 01/02/2012 | World

    UK brings forward Prince William's deployment to Malvinas Islands

    After all the fuzz created over the UK’s decision to send its most advanced warship to Malvinas Islands, the British government confirmed that Prince William will begin his six-week deployment in the Islands earlier than expected. The heir to the throne arrived today to the Archipelago.

  • 01/02/2012 | Argentina

    Import restrictions come into effect as of today

    As of today the government’s new import restrictions will come into effect as part of the new legislation on the trading sector that witnesses the constant increasing power of Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno, who according to government officials could also be granted with powers to manage all exports as well.

  • 01/02/2012 | Argentina

    IMF urges Argentina to address inflation index within six months

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Argentina about its “lack of progress” in addressing inflation data and called on the country to implement “specific measures” within the next six months to improve it.

  • 03/02/2012 | World

    UK insists: ‘William’s tour is just routine’

    UK’s Defence Minister Philip Hammond reiterated that the deployment of Prince Williams into Malvinas Islands is a routine mission planned long ago, and rejected suggestions the decision to send the heir to the throne to the region represented an escalation of the UK's position.

  • 03/02/2012 | World

    Cameron to make official visit to US before Malvinas’ anniversary

    British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama will meet in Washington next month, three weeks before the 30 anniversary of the beginning of the Malvinas Islands war.

  • 03/02/2012 | Latin America

    Argentina,Paraguay agree to avoid 'unnecessary delays' in new trade barriers

    Argentina and Paraguay agreed on a mechanism that will avoid delays and other negative effects to the neighbouring country’s imports due to the new Argentine trade barriers, the Paraguayan Foreign Ministry announced.

  • 05/02/2012 | Sports

    Argentina beat Great Britain 1-0, win Champions Trophy

    In a strong performance by the Leonas, World Champions Argentina managed to defeat Great Britain 1-0 in the Champions Trophy final in Rosario.

  • 05/02/2012 | Argentina

    'It's the UK who is alone in this, not Argentina,' Timerman says

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said in Venezuela on Sunday that “Argentina is not alone on its sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands,” assuring that it’s the UK who is actually alone.

  • 07/02/2012 | Sports

    Fluminense beat Arsenal at Libertadores' first match

    Brazil's Fluminense defeated Arsenal de Sarandí 1-0 in the match for the Group 4 of the Libertadores de América Cup 2012, also formed by Boca and Venezuela's Zamora.

  • 07/02/2012 | World

    Global media echoes of CFK’s announcement over Malvinas

    Press from all over the world echoed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s announcement over the Malvinas Islands, focusing on the complaint that Argentina will file before the UN due to the alleged “militarisation” of the area.

  • 08/02/2012 | World

    UK media portraits CFK as 'quintessential bully'

    After President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced Argentina will complain to the UN over the “militarisation” of the South Atlantic, British newspaper The Telegraph published a controversial article slashing the Head of State and bringing back to life the possibility of the “Argentine regime” sending a military taskforce to the Malvinas.

  • 08/02/2012 | World

    CFK a 'troubled woman', says British war vet

    After yesterday’s announcements made by Argentina over Malvinas sovereignty claims, numerous British voices came on stage to express their feelings on the topic.

  • 08/02/2012 | Latin America

    Chile to complain to Argentina over new trade barriers

    The Chilean media has begun echoing their government’s current uneasiness about the new local trade barriers that became effective last February 1st, which increase the complexity of importing goods into the country.

  • 09/02/2012 | Argentina

    Davis Cup: Nalbandian, Mónaco to play opening singles against Germany

    Tennis Davis Cup World Group matches were tossed, and Argentines Juan Mónaco, and David Nalbandian will be taking the first and second round against Phillipp Petzschner and Florian Mayer respectively, on Friday in Bamberg, Germany.

  • 09/02/2012 | World

    Malvinas: UK dismisses Argentina's complaint to the UN

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron said no one should doubt his determination to keep the Malvinas Islands British as he dismissed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s complaint to the United Nations.

  • 10/02/2012 | Sports

    Davis Cup: Nalbandian brings in second point for Argentina

    The Argentine tennis team was ahead against their grand opponent, Germany, at the Copa Davis today in the best-of-five series that began this morning in Bamberg. Juan Mónaco nabbed the first point in the series, beating Philipp Petzschner, followed by David Nalbandian’s win against Florian Mayer.  

  • 10/02/2012 | Argentina

    Dollar trades steady at AR$4.36

    The US dollar stood at AR$4.31/AR$4.36 today, remaining unchanged from the previous price at the close business yesterday at Buenos Aires exchange houses.

  • 10/02/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: Argentina denounces UK before UN

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman filed a complaint against the militarization of South Atlantic by the UK before the UN, as Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged both countries to avoid an escalade in the conflict and said the organization would intervene if both nations agree to it.

  • 12/02/2012 | Argentina

    Archbishop Arancedo support's CFK's claims over Malvinas

    The head of the Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) José María Arancedo expressed his support for the Government's strategy to claim the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands, deeming it “a state matter.”

  • 13/02/2012 | World

    RAF jetfighters patrol skies in Malvinas, UK media

    After Argentina addressed the UN reporting the militarization of the South Atlantic by British forces, two UK’s RAF jetfighters came into action as patrolling the skies of Malvinas Islands, and escorting a private Cessna that was heading to the Islands for a re-fuel stop.

  • 13/02/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: Argentina to accept UN's mediation offer

    The National government will officially accept the mediation offer made by the UN after the escalated diplomatic tensions between the United Kingdom and Argentina as the latter reinforced claims of sovereignty over the Malvinas, South Georgia, and Sandwich islands.

  • 15/02/2012 | World

    UK MPs to visit Malvinas next month

    Members of the UK’s Defence Select Committee have confirmed that a group of British Members of Parliament (lawmakers) will be visiting the Malvinas Islands next month to inspect Britain’s military force after heightening tensions with Argentina before the 30th anniversary of the conflict.

  • 15/02/2012 | World

    Malvinas surrender telex up for auction in London

    British auction house Bonhams will be auctioning a copy of the original telex message sent by Royal Army General Jeremy J. Moore to the UK Government informing the unconditional surrender or Argentine forces in the Malvinas war. The telex is set to fetch $21,600 pesos (£3,000) at auction. 

  • 15/02/2012 | Sports

    Lanús draw Flamingo at Libertadores Cup

    Argentina's Lanús drew 1-1 with Brazil's Flamingo in the match of the Group 2 of the Libertadores Cup. Moura scored Flamingo's goal, while Carranza netted Lanús'.

  • 16/02/2012 | World

    UK's minister to visit Malvinas today

    UK media has disclosed today that Universities Minister David Willets is to visit the Malvinas Islands today, thus becoming the first British minister to visit the South Atlantic archipelago.

  • 16/02/2012 | World

    Britain set for Malvinas Islands oil windfall

    Britain will share in a Malvinas Islands windfall when oil starts flowing there later this decade and, with taxes and royalties estimated at up to $167 billion, the potential prize could inflame mounting tensions with Argentina over sovereignty.

  • 16/02/2012 | Sports

    Godoy Cruz beat Peñarol in first leg

    Godoy Cruz defeated Uruguay's Peñarol, 2011 runner-up, 1-0 in its debut at the Libertadores de América Cup 2012 in the match for the Group 8.

  • 16/02/2012 | Argentina

    FATF praises Argentina's 'outstanding progress' against money laundering activities

    Justice and Human Rights Minister Julio Alak announced in Paris that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had “unanimously congratulated Argentina over its outstanding progress on matters such as control, prevention and punishment of money laundering activities.”

  • 22/02/2012 | Argentina

    'Cruise ship is risk-free,' says Health Minister

    Health Minister Juan Manzur confirmed this morning that the situation on the MSC Armonía cruise ship, which lost a crew member last Friday to Influenza B, “was under control” and in a “normal state” after it arrived to Buenos Aires port to be inspected by customs and health authorities.

  • 22/02/2012 | Sports

    Universidad de Chile thrash Godoy Cruz

    Universidad de Chile thrashed Mendoza's Godoy Cruz 5-1 at Santa Laura Stadium for the Group 8 of the Libertadores de America Cup.

  • 24/02/2012 | Argentina

    UN to analyse Argentina's sovereignty claim on Malvinas

    The United Nations will receive an Argentine mission on June 14 to discuss Argentina’s sovereignty claim on Malvinas Islands, according to Prensa Latina, a Cuba-based news agency.

  • 24/02/2012 | Argentina

    The Malvinas/Falklands: diplomacy interrupted

    This is the piece written by actor Sean Penn for "The Guardian". Britain should open negotiations with Argentina over immigration to the Falklands and the distribution of natural resources in the south Atlantic, he says.

  • 24/02/2012 | Argentina

    Lugo travels to Santa Cruz, expresses solidarity to CFK over train crash

    Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo arrived in Río Gallegos, where he was received by Planning Minister Julio De Vido, and later travelled to El Calafate where he met his Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 28/02/2012 | World

    'The Malvinas should be Argentine,' Roger Waters says

    Former Pink Floyd lead singer Roger Waters, who has nine shows scheduled at the River Plate stadium this March, assured that the Malvinas Islands “should be Argentine. He also stated that the 1982 war between Argentina and the UK “saved then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s political career.” 

  • 29/02/2012 | Sports

    Messi's hat-trick sinks Swiss hopes

  • 29/02/2012 | Argentina

    As tension mounts, Repsol-YPF head arrives to meet gov't officials

    Chairman of Repsol-YPF oil company Antonio Brufau, has arrived to Argentina to attend a round of meetings amidst the present tensions between the company and the Government triggered after President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner accused the oil giant of not making enough investments in the country.

  • 29/02/2012 | Argentina

    YPF shares plunge more than 10.2%

    Once again, YPF shares collapsed as rumours of the Government taking control of the oil giant increase. After edging down more than 7 percent, today the company’s shares plunged 10.2 percent.

  • 02/03/2012 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández: 'The Central Bank should have more power to preserve real economy'

    Kirchnerite Senator Aníbal Fernández today defended a reform of the Central Bank's charter explaining "it needs to have more powers to preserve monetary and fiscal policies, production and real economy."

  • 02/03/2012 | World

    UK: 'Decisions regarding flights to Malvinas must be considered by the islands' administration'

    The UK Foreign Office came on stage today to respond to President Cristina de Kirchner who yesterday said she wanted Argentina's flag carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas to fly to the Malvinas Islands and to renegotiate a 1999 agreement with Britain.

  • 03/03/2012 | Culture

    Bob Dylan adds date to Argentine leg of April tour

    State-side singer and composer Bob Dylan, one of the most influential musicians in the second half of the 20th century, added a third date to the Argentine leg of his tour, which takes place next month in Buenos Aires.

  • 05/03/2012 | Sports

    Del Potro reaches 9th place at ATP ranking

    Juan Martín Del Potro climbed from the tenth to the ninth place at the tennis world ranking after reaching the semi-finals of the Dubai Championship.

  • 05/03/2012 | Argentina

    US trade official: Argentina closer to losing trade benefits

    The United States could soon suspend trade benefits for Argentina. The United States accuses Argentina of not paying awards in two long-running investment disputes with US companies, a US trade official said on Monday.

  • 05/03/2012 | Culture

    Roger Waters denies saying Malvinas belong to Argentina

    A few days after the local media ran a story in which Roger Waters stated that the Malvinas Islands belonged to Argentina, the former Pink Floyd lead singer published a note on his Facebook page explaining that a local journalist had “misunderstood” his statement.

  • 06/03/2012 | World

    Malvinas' gov't to name new Islands' CEO

    The Malvinas’ Office of the Legislative Assembly has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive for the Islands, local newspaper Penguin News informed.

  • 06/03/2012 | World

    Malvinas Governor says 'high level of trust' is needed before recovering links with Argentina

    In an interview with a Buenos Aires radio, Malvinas Islands Governor Nigel Haywood reiterated that “Most of the worldwide actions and raising questions on the Islands matter have started because of Argentina’s verbal attacks. We just defend the islanders’ right of self determination.”

  • 06/03/2012 | Argentina

    Foreign tourism drops 6.4% in January

    The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during January dropped 6.4 percent compared to the same month in 2011 and totalled 270,991 people, according to a government report.

  • 07/03/2012 | World

    Argentina regain FIFA's Top 10

    The football national teams of Argentina, Brazil and Netherlands escalated in the FIFA ranking published on Wednesday. It is still headed by Spain, current champion of Europe and the World.

  • 07/03/2012 | Argentina

    US: Money laundering activities in Argentina increased in 2011

    Argentina became an important destination for money laundering activities in 2011 and is now part of a list including 66 nations that the US State Department says are “jurisdictions of primary concern.”

  • 09/03/2012 | Argentina

    Macri says City lacks funds to keep subsidies on bus lines

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri came on stage after the national government sent a bill to Congress to transfer 33 bus lines to the City's scope.

  • 12/03/2012 | Latin America

    ‘Economic blockade to the Falklands (Malvinas) not right,’ says UK’s Browne in Chile

    During his two-day official visit to Chile, United Kingdom’s Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne criticized what he called an “economic blockade” to the Malvinas Islands by saying it “wasn’t right.”

  • 13/03/2012 | Argentina

    Supreme Court ratifies abortion authorization in case of rape

    The Supreme Court has ratified today a ruling of a Chubut’s court authorizing an abortion in the case of a woman that got pregnant after being raped. However, the head of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzini emphasized that the ruling doesn’t mean the start of possible abortion legalization.   

  • 13/03/2012 | Sports

    Lanús beat Emelec, renews hopes in Libertadores

    Lanús defeated Ecuador's Emelec 1-0 in the match for the Group 2 of the Libertadores de América Cup, and renewed its hopes to achieve the next round of the Tournament.

  • 14/03/2012 | Sports

    Del Potro’s coach opens door for Davis Cup return

    After refusing to play against Germany during the first round of the Davis Cup 2012 explaining that clay surface -chosen by the Germans- would affect his performance at the Tour, Juan Martín Del Potro might be back for the second round draw against Croatia to be played in Buenos Aires on April 6-8.

  • 14/03/2012 | Argentina

    'This is a one-way decision making gov't,' Macri bashes CFK administration

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri once again triggered some piquant remarks against the administration of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as he claimed for “a true federal government and not just one pretended for official speeches.”

  • 14/03/2012 | Sports

    Boca turn the tie, defeat Arsenal in Sarandí

    Boca Juniors turned the tie and defeated Arsenal 2-1 in the match for the second round of the Libertadores de América Cup. Falcioni's team managed to recover from the devastating defeat to Fluminense.

  • 15/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Gov't will sanction banks, companies and funds backing Malvinas illegal oil drills,' Timerman

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman gave a press conference announcing sanctions against banks and companies that partner with and/or finance oil companies conducting oil drills in Malvinas Islands. This in hand, the Argentine government took another step in the late diplomatic cross-fire with the UK over the sovereignty of the Malvinas, Sandwich, and South Georgia islands in the South Atlantic Ocean.

  • 15/03/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay to help industries affected by Argentina's trade barriers

    The Uruguayan government announced on Thursday that it would bring forward subsidies to help the country’s industries being affected by the Argentine trade barriers.

  • 15/03/2012 | Latin America

    Rousseff: 'Argentina has a 20% inflation rate'

    While addressing the claims of unionists who were asking for subsidies similar to those put in place by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Brazilian President Dilma Roussed replied by assuring that Argentina’s annual inflation rate is 20 percent.

  • 16/03/2012 | World

    UK says Argentina is 'illegally harassing' Malvinas islanders

    The UK government accused Argentina of illegally harassing Malvinas islanders, stating that Argentina's decision to take legal action against any companies involved in oil exploration off the disputed islands could damage their local Malvinas economy. The UK Foreign Office confirmed to the that the UK is also offering to help any oil companies potentially affected by the measure.

  • 16/03/2012 | World

    US ratifies 'neutrality' over Malvinas issue, calls for 'pacific solution'

    United States stated that it maintains its neutral position over the Malvinas Islands dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom and hopes for an agreed solution, an official source of the US government assured after the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron to the White House.

  • 17/03/2012 | Sports

    Messi, Xavi fire Barcelona past Sevilla

    A Xavi free kick and an exquisite lob from Lionel Messi fired Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Sevilla that cut Real Madrid's lead at the top of La Liga back to seven points today.

  • 18/03/2012 | Latin America

    Paraguay calls for 'reflection and dialogue' over import restrictions

    The Paraguayan government called for “reflection and dialogue” from the Argentine government in order to find a solution to the commercial restrictions in place on imported products. The plea was made during the summit for foreign ministers pertaining to the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), which took place today in Asunción.

  • 19/03/2012 | Argentina

    Taiana: 'Refusing to negotiate will cost the UK much more than doing so'

    Former Foreign Minister, Jorge Taiana, told reporters that Argentina has made “a major achievement by making its sovereignty claim over Malvinas islands part of the international agenda”. Likewise, the former minister considered that claims are causing big troubles to the United Kingdom.

  • 19/03/2012 | Argentina

    World Bank considering additional US$3 billion credit for Argentina

    President Cristina Fernández de Kircher met with the World Bank’s regional vice president for Latin America Hasan Tuluy for over an hour in the Government House and discussed with him the possibility of increasing Argentina’s credit for an additional $3 billion. 

  • 20/03/2012 | Latin America

    Peru assures Humala rejected trip to UK, will visit Argentina in May

    Amid cross-Atlantic tensions over the Malvinas Islands and following the Peruvian government’s decision to void the permit given for the HMS Montrose to dock in the El Callao port this week, Peru’s Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo denied President Ollanta Humala accepted an invitation to visit London next month, Peru newspaper El Comercio reported today.

  • 20/03/2012 | Sports

    Lanús defeat Emelec, reaches top of Libertadores' Group 2

    Lanús defeated Ecuador's Emelec 2-0 in the match for the Group 2 of the Libertadores de América Cup. The Argentine team now leads the group and is getting closer to achieve a place at the pre-quarter finals.

  • 21/03/2012 | World

    China to increase soybeans import by 25%

    The Chinese State of Administration of Grains revealed that the world's top buyer of soybeans is on course to import 25 percent more in the first half of this year than the first six months of 2011, which will benefit major producers Argentina, Brazil and US.

  • 21/03/2012 | Sports

    Dakar Rally confirms 2013 South American edition

    Dakar Rally’s organization confirmed that next year’s 35th edition of the world’s most famous race will also be the 5th to take place on the South American continent, which has hosted the event since 2009.

  • 21/03/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't rejects Repsol-YPF's dividend reinvestment plan

    During a crucial Repsol-YPF board meeting held at the oil giant offices in Puerto Madero, government officials rejected a proposal brought by Repsol CEO Antonio Brufau to recapitalize the company by returning last two years dividends to shareholders.

  • 22/03/2012 | World

    UK 'disappointed' in Peru's decision to cancel British frigate visit

    The British embassy in Lima released a communiqué in which it stated that David Cameron’s government is “disappointed” on Peru after President Ollanta Humala decided to cancel the arrival of British frigate HMS Montrose to support Argentina’s claim over the Malvinas Islands sovereignty.

  • 23/03/2012 | Latin America

    Pimentel over import controls: 'Argentina is in trouble and we must help in a mature way'

    The Brazilian government is willing to debate and solve the problems generated by the recent import controls settled by Argentina. “We’ll help in a mature way,” Brazil’s Development, Industry and Foreign Trade Minister Fernando Pimentel stated. Rousseff’s official will discuss with Argentina this issue “within the next weeks.”

  • 26/03/2012 | World

    Obama says to suspend trade benefits for Argentina in 60 days

    US President Barack Obama said today he was suspending trade benefits for Argentina because of the South American country's failure to pay more than $300 million in compensation awards in two disputes involving American investors.

  • 27/03/2012 | World

    US says sanction against Argentina is 'a serious bump in the road'

    The US government said on Tuesday that their recent decision to suspend Argentina from the Generalized System of Preferences programme, which waives import duties on thousands of goods from developing countries, “should not come as much of a surprise.”

  • 28/03/2012 | World

    'It makes no sense to negotiate with Argentina,' Malvinas Governor

    On the verge of the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas War, the British Governor of the South Atlantic Islands Nigel Haywood told reporters that negotiating with Argentina “makes no sense as long as Buenos Aires keeps denying the Islanders right of self-determination.”

  • 28/03/2012 | World

    'We won't back any economic blockade to Malvinas,' Uruguay's Almagro

    Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Luis Almagro denied the existance of a group of Uruguayan businessmen travelling to Malvinas Islands within the next weeks in order to extend commercial links as the Vice President of the British Chambers of Commerce in Uruguay confirmed to the yesterday, but confirmed the arrival of a Uruguayan air-freight on April 13.

  • 28/03/2012 | Argentina

    'No reason to worry about US-Argentine relations,' says Argüello

    The Argentine Ambassador to the US, Jorge Argüello, assured today that despite reactions to trade barriers put up this week by the US to Argentina, there was “nothing to worry about” regarding the relationship between the countries.

  • 29/03/2012 | World

    UK: 'Argentina poses no credible military threat to Malvinas'

    On the verge of the Malvinas War 30th anniversary, the UK’s Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said that the Islands “don't face a current credible military threat from Argentina”, and remembered that “Argentine Mirage combat jets are no real menace to the Islands, which are well defended by the way too powerful RAF Typhoon jets.”

  • 29/03/2012 | Sports

    Boca closer to last 16 of Libertadores Cup

    Boca defeated Arsenal de Sarandí 2-0 and is getting closer to the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup. Ledesma and Sánchez Miño scored at the game held at "La Bombonera."

  • 29/03/2012 | Sports

    London tube names stations after Olympics’ legends

    Several well-known Argentine football players will have the honour of lending their names to the London Underground to pay homage to the sports icons during the Olympic games to be held between July 27 to August 12.

  • 30/03/2012 | World

    US, EU blast Argentina's trade restrictions at WTO

    Argentina came under a barrage of criticism at the World Trade Organization on Friday, where the United States, European Union, Japan and 10 other countries accused it of tying imports up in red tape.

  • 30/03/2012 | World

    Read the full statement

    We would like to express jointly our continuing and deepening concerns regarding the nature and application of trade-restrictive measures taken by Argentina, which are adversely affecting imports into Argentina from a growing number of WTO Members.

  • 30/03/2012 | World

    UK insists it will 'steadfastly defend' the Malvinas Islands

    Foreign Secretary William Hague formally announced before ambassadors the opening of UK’s diplomatic headquarter at El Salvador to strengthen the relations with Latin America and warned once more that his country will “steadfastly” defend the Malvinas Islands.

  • 01/04/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: UK, US banks receive warning letters from Argentine embassy in London

    As many as 15 British and US banks have received warning letters by the Argentine embassy in London about possible legal action over giving advice or even writing research reports about companies involved in the Malvinas Islands' nascent oil industry, UK’s newspaper Sunday Telegraph said.

  • 02/04/2012 | World

    'No British gov't could negotiate sovereignty with Argentina,' UK's MP

    The UK’s Malvinas Islands All-party Parliamentary Group stated today that “no British government will negotiate with Argentina the sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago as we all support the islanders right to self determination.”

  • 02/04/2012 | World

    'Without fishing this would be a much poorer place,' Malvinas British official

    By Adrian Royo Caldiz.- John Barton, the Falkland Islands’ (Malvinas) Director of Natural Resources, stated in an exclusive interview with the that the fishing activity “has played a huge role” in the prosperity of the South Atlantic archipelago, and assured that without it the Malvinas would have been a much poorer place.

  • 03/04/2012 | Argentina

    Tax collection rises 29.1% in March, AFIP reports

    Tax collection rised 29.1 percent in March against the same month of 2011, reaching 48,363 million pesos, the head of AFIP tax agency Ricardo Echegaray reported.

  • 03/04/2012 | Sports

    Argentina to face Brazil in October

    Argentina’s national football team will face Brazil in October 3 in a friendly match denominated the ‘Superclassic of the Americas’ to be held at Resistencia City, according to authorities of both countries.

  • 03/04/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay joins investment-grade club with S&P upgrade

    Uruguay joined the coveted club of Latin American investment-grade countries as Standard & Poor's upgraded its credit ratings, praising the government's "prudent" economic policies.

  • 04/04/2012 | Argentina

    CFK repudiates attacks to British embassy in Buenos Aires

    In a rally set in the City of Bariloche, Río Negro province, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner repudiated the attacks of extreme left-wing organization Quebracho to the British embassy in Buenos Aires occurred last Monday, date of the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas War.

  • 05/04/2012 | Sports

    Nalbandian to open Davis Cup series against Croatia

    David Nalbandian will face Marin Cilic in the opening singles on Friday before the encounter between Juan Martín Del Potro and Uvo Karlovic, in the first day of the series between Argentina and Croatia for the quarter final of the Davis Cup.

  • 06/04/2012 | World

    US backs Argentina in fight against vulture funds

    The US government requested a Court of Appeals to reverse the ruling of Judge Thomas Griesa in favour of a vulture fund, which forced Argentina to pay the interest on the debt of bonds exchanges carried out 2005 and 2010, sources said.

  • 08/04/2012 | Sports

    Del Potro clinches Argentina's ticket to Davis semifinals

    Juan Martín Del Potro came at full speed and bashed Marin Cilic 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 to lead Argentina into the Davis Cup semifinals against Croatia. Yesterday, David Nalbandián and Eduardo Schwank won an erratic match over Cilic and Ivo Karlovic to put Argentina 2-1 ahead of the series.

  • 08/04/2012 | Sports

    Del Potro focuses on tour after Davis Cup win

    His Davis Cup business done with a crushing win for Argentina, Juan Martín del Potro is looking forward to the European claycourt circuit and resuming his climb back up the rankings.

  • 09/04/2012 | Sports

    'I'd have preferred Croatia than Argentina,' Czech Republic's captain

    Czech Davis Cup’s team captain Jaroslav Navratil praised the "high-quality tennis" his players shown to beat Serbia 4-1 and access the semifinals against Argentina in Buenos Aires, and warned “I’d have preferred Croatia, Argentina playing at home will be hard to beat. But we're only playing in September, and we'll be looking forward to the game.”

  • 09/04/2012 | Argentina

    'It's the UK who sets a blockade in Malvinas,' Timerman says

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman accused today the United Kingdom of setting a “blockade against all Argentines” as the European country holds illegal occupation of the Malvinas Islands, during a presentation at the Peronist National Front headquarters.

  • 09/04/2012 | Latin America

    CFK, Mujica meet in Olivos, discuss bilateral agenda

    Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica left Montevideo to make an unannounced visit to Argentina to meet his local counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. According to the presidential spokesman, “they spoke about several issues” during the encounter held at the Olivos residence.

  • 10/04/2012 | Sports

    Messi, Ronaldo change national teams

    A curious campaign of a mobile phones company in India showed Lionel Messi wearing Brazil’s national football team shirt number 10, while Cristiano Ronaldo wears Argentina’s 7.

  • 10/04/2012 | Argentina

    After meeting with De Vido, Petrobras committed to set new investments

    Planning Minister Julio De Vido called the heads of Petrobras to raise their investments in the country and warned them that the main aim is that Argentina reaches the “self-sufficiency in energy.”

  • 10/04/2012 | Sports

    Arsenal beat Zamora, revives the Libertadores Cup dream

    Arsenal defeated Venezuela's Zamora 1-0 and still dreams with the classification to the last 16 of the Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 11/04/2012 | Argentina

    YPF shares plunge in Buenos Aires and New York ahead of announcement

    Shares in Argentina's biggest energy company YPF plunged 5.6 percent in Buenos Aires today while the company's US-listed shares were 5 percent lower in New York.

  • 12/04/2012 | Multimedia

    This week at the movies

    American Pie fans be prepared! This week all of the beloved characters we met a little more than a decade ago return to East Great Falls for a much anticipated reunion in the comedy 'American Reunion.' Liam Nielson also makes a return to the big screen in 'The Grey.' (Click the headline to see the full film listing).

  • 12/04/2012 | World

    Spanish Industry Minister issues YPF warning

    Amidst the cross-fire between the Argentine government and Repsol-YPF oil giant, Spain’s Industry Minister José Manuel Soria, assured today that “any sign of hostility” against Spanish companies “will be considered as a hostile sign against Spain and its government, and will bring consequences.”

  • 12/04/2012 | Sports

    Maradona describes Pelé’s opinion over Messi as ‘stupid’

    Football icon Diego Armando Maradona blasted Brazil’s Pelé once more after assuring that his opinion over Lionel Messi, who he challenged to “beat Neymar,” is “stupid.”

  • 12/04/2012 | Sports

    Lanús loses to Flamengo, but is already between the last 16

    Brazil's Flamengo defeated Lanús 3-0 in the last match for the Group 2 of the Libertadores de América Cup. Despite the score, the Argentine team has reached the last 16.

  • 13/04/2012 | Argentina

    Timerman builds support for Argentina on Malvinas ahead of Summit of the Americas

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman attended another meeting for ministers in Cartagena de las Indias today, further gathering the already gained support for the country on the Malvinas dispute. Yesterday representatives for 32 out of the 33 countries participating in the Summit of the Americas pleaded in favour of “Argentina's sovereignty rights.”

  • 13/04/2012 | Sports

    Injured Latvala out of Argentina Rally

    Jari-Matti Latvala has withdrawn from this month's Rally of Argentina after breaking his left collarbone while cross-country skiing in Lapland, his Ford team said.

  • 14/04/2012 | World

    YPF: Spanish media assures gov't could boycott Argentine meat, soy imports

    Following a day of meetings and warnings against Argentina, Spanish media today assured that Mariano Rajoy’s government  was analysing commercial retaliation if the Argentine government decides to advance on nationalising petrol giant YPF. According to newspaper El Mundo, the Spanish government will boycott Argentine soy and meat imports.

  • 15/04/2012 | Argentina

    CFK leaves Summit before final meeting

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner left the 6th Summit of the Americas held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia before the official closing meeting according to Colombian media.

  • 16/04/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina strikes Bunge from grains registry again

    Argentina has suspended giant agribusiness company Bunge Ltd from a key government grains registry, accusing the company of tax evasion, the government's AFIP tax agency said today.

  • 16/04/2012 | World

    Spain: 'We'll defend the interests of Spanish companies in Argentina'

    The Spanish government warned today that Spain will give "the most suitable answer" to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's announcement on YPF expropiation.

  • 16/04/2012 | World

    YPF: Spain says Argentina's decision is 'discriminatory, arbitrary'

    The Spanish government condemned Argentina’s announcement over the expropriation of YPF, calling it a “discriminatory” and “arbitrary” decision, and stated that it will adopt any measures deemed necessary to defend the interests of Repsol and every other Spanish company.

  • 17/04/2012 | World

    'Argentina's decision endangers friendship with Spain,' Spanish Minister

    Spain’s Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo warned today that “Argentina has just shot itself in the foot” as the expropriation of YPF energy company might lead to “a break-up with both Spain and the international community.”

  • 17/04/2012 | World

    YPF: Spain expresses 'profound unease,' warns of 'consequences'

    An incensed Spain threatened swift economic retaliation against Argentina on Tuesday after it unveiled plans to seize YPF, the South American nation's biggest oil company which is controlled by Spanish energy group Repsol.

  • 17/04/2012 | Latin America

    Chile says to back ENAP in Argentina after YPF move

    Chile will back state oil and gas company ENAP after Argentina moved to expropriate Repsol's controlling share of the country's leading energy company YPF, Finance Minister Felipe Larrain said on Tuesday.

  • 17/04/2012 | Sports

    Defensor defeat Vélez, leaves it out of overall top

    Uruguay's Defensor Sporting defeated Vélez Sársfield 3-1 and the Argentine team has lost the top of the overall ranking of the Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 18/04/2012 | World

    Repsol's Brufau: 'Argentina will have to pay a fair price'

    Repsol group’s chairman Antonio Brufau assured today that the Spain-based energy group “believes in Justice and not in demagogy."

  • 18/04/2012 | World

    Spain wants EU complaint with WTO on Argentina

    Spain will ask the European Union to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization against Argentina for seizing control of energy company YPF, which is majority owned by Repsol, a high-ranking government source said today.

  • 18/04/2012 | Latin America

    Colombia protests Argentina import restrictions to WTO

    Colombia has sent a letter to the World Trade Organization protesting Argentina's import restrictions on its products, the government announced.

  • 20/04/2012 | World

    YPF: European parliament calls for trade sanctions against Argentina

    The European parliament ‘deplored’ the government decision to expropriate 51% of the shares in the YPF hydrocarbons corporation - which is majority-owned by Spanish energy company Repsol- and called for the suspension of Argentina's tariff concessions under Europe's so-called generalised system of preferences (GSP).

  • 20/04/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at AR$4.42

    The US dollar traded at AR$4.38/AR$4.42, remaining unchanged from the previous price at the close business yesterday at Buenos Aires exchange houses.

  • 20/04/2012 | Argentina

    Menem: 'I will back YPF's expropriation'

    Former president Carlos Menem said today he will attend the Upper House debate on YPF's expropriation and back the national government's bill.

  • 20/04/2012 | Argentina

    De Vido: 'The challenge for YPF and Petrobras is to work together'

    Planning Minister Julio De Vido today held a meeting with Brazil's Energy Minister and Petrobras executives to demand more investments in Argentina, after Neuquen province revoked a Petrobras concession.

  • 20/04/2012 | World

    Fitch slams Argentina for YPF expropriation

    In an article posted on the Fitch Wire credit market commentary page the rating agency slammed Argentina today for its government decision to expropriate 51 percent of the 57.43 share-package Repsol owns, as announced by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Monday.

  • 20/04/2012 | Latin America

    Rousseff: 'Brazil does not interfere on other countries' domestic issues'

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said today that “Brazil does not interfere on other countries’ domestic issues.” Rousseff was addressing the Argentine government plans to expropriate 51 percent of the 57.43 shares in the YPF hydrocarbons corporation - which is majority-owned by Spanish energy company Repsol.

  • 20/04/2012 | Argentina

    YPF, out of international agenda until June

    By Carlos Burgueño
    The government’s decision of nationalizing YPF will be discussed in June in Los Cabos, Mexico, during the G-20 summit. Until then, there will not be any official statements as a result of several meetings held last night in Washington by Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino with high-ranking officials.

  • 20/04/2012 | Latin America

    Brazil committed to strengthening investments in Argentine oil sector

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff met with Planning Minister Julio De Vido to debate about the decision of the Argentine government to expropriate YPF and over the investment of Petrobras in the country.

  • 21/04/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina criticizes IMF adjustment plan to break away from crisis

    By Carlos Burgueño
    Argentina criticized again the economic adjustment plan made by the IMF (International Monetary Fund) in order to break away from the world economic crisis.

  • 23/04/2012 | World

    YPF: Spain urges Argentina 'to solve this in a friendly way or obey international courts'

    Spain’s Foreign Ministry José Manuel García-Margallo urged Argentina to solve in “friendly manner” the plans to expropriate a controlling 51 percent stake in YPF by seizing most of Repsol's shares, or to obey what the international courts might rule on the matter.

  • 23/04/2012 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández: 'We won't pay what the main responsible for looting YPF says'

    Kirchnerite Senator Aníbal Fernández assured today that the government “will pay what YPF truly worth, and not what Repsol’s chairman [Antonio Brufau] wants.”

  • 23/04/2012 | World

    BP willing to pay Bridas a US$700 million breakup fee

    BP Plc sued Bridas Corp today over a collapsed $7.06 billion asset sale, saying it is willing to pay a $700 million breakup fee so long as it will not face fraud claims arising from its conduct.

  • 23/04/2012 | Sports

    Del Potro returns to ATP's Top 10

    Juan Martín del Potro returned to the “Top Ten” of the ATP World Tennis’ classification after the Montecarlo Masters 1000, while Serb Novak Djokovic extends his points as the top seeded player.

  • 23/04/2012 | World

    EU rejects Spain's request to leave Argentina out of negotiations with Mercosur

    A member of the European Union assured it is not possible to negotiate an agreement between the EU and Mercosur without Argentina, as the Spanish Government planned after the country’s decision to expropriate YPF.

  • 23/04/2012 | Argentina

    S&P downgrades Argentina outlook to negative

    Rating Agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) downgraded Argentina’s economic and financial outlook to “negative,” after the expropriation of YPF, which endangers the “B” rating the country has for its sovereign debt.

  • 24/04/2012 | World

    EU preparing WTO trade suit against Argentina, source assures

    The European Union is planning to lodge a complaint at the World Trade Organization over Argentina's import restrictions and is seeking other trading partners to back its suit, a source familiar with the situation said today, according to a news agency.

  • 24/04/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina presents UK with plan to resume flights to Malvinas

    Argentina’s Ambassador to the UK Alicia Castro officially presented today Argentina's proposal to establish Aerolíneas Argentinas airline regular flights to the Malvinas Islands, during a meeting with UK’s Minister of State Jeremy Browne in London.

  • 25/04/2012 | World

    US: Bilateral relationship with Argentina 'difficult'

    US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson asked Argentina to go back to having a “positive” relationship with the international financial community and its creditors.

  • 26/04/2012 | World

    EC Trade chief says Argentina will face 'long term consequences' after YPF seize

    European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said today Argentina is in for long term consequences after sending “shockwaves” internationally with the announced plans to expropriate 51 percent of YPF shares owned by Spain-based Repsol energy company.

  • 27/04/2012 | Argentina

    CFK ratifies the 'fine tunning'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner affirmed that "these ideas and achievements do not belong to a president or a political force, but to the entire Argentina Republic."

  • 27/04/2012 | World

    Argentina accused of 'protectionism' before WTO

    Argentina was accused once more of “protectionism” at the meeting of the Imports License Committee of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in what can lead to a trade dispute with forty countries.

  • 29/04/2012 | Sports

    Benfica willing to sell Garay

    Benfica are receptive to the idea of parting company with centre-back Ezequiel Garay after the Argentine defender has been ever-present in Benfica's backline since completing a 5.5 million euros transfer from Real Madrid last year.

  • 30/04/2012 | Sports

    Olympics: Argentina's basket team rivals defined

    Argentina's national basketball team will face the US in the groups' round at the London 2012 Olympics, while Spain will play against Brazil, according to the draw held in Río de Janeiro.

  • 30/04/2012 | Argentina

    Argentine envoy urges UK to 'give peace a chance' on Malvinas

    Argentina's new ambassador to London tackled Britain's Foreign Minister over the disputed Malvinas Islands by asking him at a public meeting whether he was ready to "give peace a chance" by opening talks on the islands' future.

  • 01/05/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina elected to represent Latin America at UN Security Summit

    Argentina received support across Latin America and the Caribbean today to become the non-permanent representative for the region at the UN Security Summit for the 2013-2014 period, the Foreign Ministry informed today.

  • 01/05/2012 | Argentina

    Puricelli assures will insist on claims over militarization of South Atlantic

    Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli assured that the Argentina government will reiterate its claims over the UK militarization at the Malvinas Islands and highlighted the backing of the Latin American country in the fight for the sovereignty of the achipelago.

  • 01/05/2012 | Sports

    Vélez beat Atlético Nacional in first leg

    Vélez Sarsfield defeated Colombia's Atlético Nacional 1-0 in the first leg of the pre-quarter finals match of the Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 02/05/2012 | World

    UK repudiates ambassador Castro's behaviour, calls it 'disappointing'

    Argentina's new ambassador to London put UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague in an awkward situation over the Malvinas Islands after asking him at a public meeting whether he was ready to “give peace a chance” by opening talks on the islands' future.

  • 02/05/2012 | Multimedia

    Ambassador Castro tackles UK's Foreign Secretary over Malvinas

    Argentina's new ambassador to London put UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague in an awkward situation over the Malvinas Islands after asking him at a public meeting whether he was ready to “give peace a chance” by opening talks on the islands' future.

  • 02/05/2012 | Argentina

    'I feel no regrets for what I've done,' Ambassador to London

    Argentine ambassador to London Alicia Castro told reporters she felt no regrets for having tackling down United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary William Hague with questions over Malvinas Islands sovereignty during a public meeting last Monday in London.

  • 02/05/2012 | Argentina

    'The sinking of the Belgrano cruiser was a cowardly act,' Defence Minister

    Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli considered a “cowardly act” the sinking of the General Belgrano cruiser during the Malvinas War as today marks the 30th anniversary of the attack suffered by UK’s Royal Navy submarine Conqueror that killed 323 Argentine crewmen.

  • 02/05/2012 | Sports

    Last minute victory for Boca over Unión Española

    Boca Juniors managed to beat Chile's Unión Española 2-1 in the match for the first leg of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 02/05/2012 | Sports

    Vasco da Gama defeat Lanús

    Brazil's Vasco da Gama defeated Lanús 2-1 in the match for the first leg of the Libertadores de América Cup pre-quarter finals.

  • 04/05/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina's Olympics spot

    The government has broadcast a controversial advert which shows a member of the national field hockey team training in Malvinas soil for the London Olympics.

  • 03/05/2012 | Argentina

    Ambassador Castro urges UK to join Argentina at negotiating table

    Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alicia Castro questioned today the British position regarding the Malvinas Islands sovereignty claim and urged the European country to join Argentina at the negotiating table.

  • 03/05/2012 | World

    Member of Malvinas Legislative Assembly reacts to Olympics spot: 'We'll not be bullied by the Argentine gov't'

    Ian Hansen, member of Malvinas Islands' Legislative Assembly, came on stage today after the government launched a controversial spot showing an Argentine athlete training for the London Olympic Games in Puerto Argentino, in the Islands.

  • 03/05/2012 | Latin America

    IMF assures there is no nationalization 'trend' in the region

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) affirmed that it does not see a trend in South America toward state nationalization of private companies despite moves made by Bolivia and Argentina in recent weeks, a spokesman said today.

  • 03/05/2012 | Argentina

    ECLAC reports foreign investment reached 3% in 2011

    The Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) in Argentina reached 7.243 billion dollars in 2011, 3 percent higher than the previous year, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

  • 07/05/2012 | World

    EU says retaliation measures against Argentina to be taken within next few days

    European Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht expressed concern today over what he called a “growing tendency towards protectionism across Latin America” and warned Europe is preparing retaliation measures against Argentina after YPF's expropriation.

  • 07/05/2012 | World

    'Who can now trust a country that takes such decisions?,' Rajoy says over YPF

    Spain’s President Mariano Rajoy considered that the expropriation of YPF oil and gas giant led by the government of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and backed by a large majority of the opposition blocs, has to do more with Argentina’s weakness than Spain’s current fragility.

  • 07/05/2012 | World

    Repsol warns oil giants to sue if they join YPF, British paper

    Spain-based energy group Repsol has sent letters to oil majors including Exxon, Chevron and ConcoPhillips warning it would sue if they try to invest in YPF or its assets, according to British newspaper The Financial Times.

  • 07/05/2012 | Argentina

    Foreign tourism drops 1.3% in March

    The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during March dropped 1.3 percent compared to the same month in 2011, and totalled 234,330 people, while the Argentine citizens that travelled abroad climbed 13.2 percent, according to a government report.

  • 08/05/2012 | Sports

    Argentine Olympic Committee respond to Malvinas TV ad

    The Argentine Olympic Committee has responded for the first time to an advertisement on state-run TV that links a dispute with Britain about the Malvinas Islands to the London Games.

  • 08/05/2012 | Argentina

    Power stocks gain on aid hopes

    Shares in power companies Edenor and Transener rallied for a second consecutive day due to speculation about possible government measures to help the struggling electricity sector, traders said.

  • 08/05/2012 | Sports

    Vélez draw Atlético Nacional, reach quarter-finals

    Vélez Sársfield drew Colombia's Atlético Nacional de Medellín 1-1 at its José Amalfitani Stadium for the second leg of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup. The aggregate score ended 3-2.

  • 08/05/2012 | Argentina

    Brazilian businessmen urge Argentina to eliminate trade barriers

    In a moment in which bilateral trade is hurting, Brazilian businessmen met in Sao Paulo with a delegation of hundreds of Argentine industrialists and once again urged for the elimination of Argentine trade barriers

  • 09/05/2012 | Sports

    Argentina move to 9th place at FIFA ranking

    Argentina’s national football team advanced from the tenth to the ninth place at the FIFA World ranking, headed by World Cup holder Spain, the organization reported.

  • 09/05/2012 | Sports

    Boca beat Unión Española, reach quarter-finals

    Boca Juniors defeated Chile's Unión Española 3-2 in the match for the second leg of the Libertadores de América Cup and reached the quarter-finals.

  • 09/05/2012 | Sports

    Vasco da Gama oust Lanús after penalties

    Brazil's Vasco da Gama left Argentina's Lanús out of the Libertadores de América Cup after a penalty definitation that ended 5-4.

  • 10/05/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina doesn’t want to start a trade war

    By Jorge Argüello.- What defines a protectionist country nowadays? Is it when a developing country takes precautions against a flood of products with plummeting prices due to an international crisis? Or, is it when an export powerhouse delivers large subsidies exclusively for domestic production?

  • 10/05/2012 | Latin America

    Despite trade barriers, Brazil praises moment of 'great political convergence' with Argentina

    Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota praised the “great political convergence” between Argentina and his country and assured that any existing problems related to the bilateral trade “do not tarnish their strong reality.”

  • 10/05/2012 | Argentina

    Eddie Soloway: ‘I feel at home in the wild places of the south of Argentina’

    On his visit to Argentina, famed National Geographic photographer Eddie Soloway tells the about his new projects, his interest in abstract representations of nature and his love for Patagonia.

  • 14/05/2012 | Argentina

    Gov’t expresses 'concern' over Spanish bio fuel trade restrictions

    The government expressed “great concern” today over the Spanish decision to ban bio fuel “not produced within the European Union” from the country.

  • 14/05/2012 | Argentina

    EU to lodge suit against Argentina with WTO, reports say

    The European Union has agreed to file a trade suit with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over Argentina's import restrictions, a senior Spanish government source said today.

  • 14/05/2012 | World

    Italian lawmakers support Argentina in Malvinas sovereignty claim

    Forty-eight Italian senators and lawmakers expressed their public support for Argentina’s sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands in a letter sent to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the Foreign Ministry announced on Monday.

  • 15/05/2012 | Argentina

    Repsol says starts legal process over YPF seizure

    Spanish oil major Repsol said today it had taken the first step in a process to pursue legal action against Argentina for seizing energy firm YPF.

  • 15/05/2012 | Latin America

    Brazil, Argentina agree to solve trade differences

    The Brazilian government agreed to solve the trade barriers currently banning Argentine medication, shrimp, citrus and grape products from entering their country in less than a 120 days.

  • 16/05/2012 | Argentina

    YPF admits NYSE shares could be delisted

    State-controlled Argentine energy company YPF said it risks having its American Depositary Shares (ADS) delisted by the New York Stock Exchange since it is not complying with all regulatory requirements.

  • 16/05/2012 | Argentina

    Ferreres: Economy grows 0.6% in April

    Argentina's Gross Domestic Product increased 0.6 in April year-on-year, according to the Activity General Index (IGA-OJF) elaborated by the private agency Orlando J. Ferreres & Asociados.

  • 17/05/2012 | Sports

    Boca defeat Fluminense in quarter-finals' first leg

    Boca Juniors, the only team that has chances to win 3 tournaments this semester, defeated Brazil's Fluminense 1-0 in the match a for the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 17/05/2012 | Sports

    Vélez beat Santos in Liniers

    Vélez Sársfield defeated holder Brazil's Santos 1-0 in the match for the quarter-finals of the Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 20/05/2012 | Argentina

    British nuke sub on her way to Malvinas, UK newspaper

    British nuke submarine HMS Talent was dispatched last night to the Malvinas Islands with Tomahawk warheads on what could be a warning signal to Argentina, according to UK’s sensationalist tabloid The Sun.

  • 20/05/2012 | World

    Spain: Companies 'need to think twice before investing in Argentina'

    Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation José Manuel García Margallo, along with Spanish ambassador in Montevideo Roberto Varela, questioned the recent YPF expropriation and assured that there’s not enough legal security in Argentina to attract foreign investors.

  • 22/05/2012 | World

    Uruguay to report presence of British nuclear submarine

    Uruguay’s Deputy-Defence Minister Jorge Menéndez announced today that the neighbouring country “will not welcome ships of that nature” as the mighty HMS Talent is said to arrive to the Malvinas Islands on 14 June, upon completion of the 30th anniversary of the English task forces landing that forced Argentina's unconditional surrender.

  • 22/05/2012 | World

    UK ambiguous about sending nuke sub to Malvinas

    An official of the British Defence Ministry said today that news informing of the sending of the HMS Talent nuke submarine to the Malvinas Islands are “mere media speculations”, and without denying or conferming the deployment, just emphasized that though the ship is nuclear-powered, it’s not a nuclear-armed submarine, according to State-run news agency Télam.

  • 23/05/2012 | Argentina

    Oyarbide clarifies Uribe bomb scare

    Judge Norberto Oyarbide today clarified that a small noise bomb discovered in a Buenos Aires theater where former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe was due to speak was not a lethal device.

  • 24/05/2012 | Sports

    Santos eliminate Vélez after penalties' definition

    Brazil's Santos ousted Argentina's Vélez Sársfield from the Libertadores de América Cup after a penalty definition. The second leg ended 1-0 after Kardec scored, as the aggregate score ended 1-1.

  • 25/05/2012 | World

    European Union files WTO complaint against Argentina for trade barriers

    The European Union has filed a suit against Argentina's import restrictions with the World Trade Organization (WTO), European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said today. As a first step in the case, the European Union is "requesting consultations", or formally demanding negotiations to try to settle the matter.

  • 28/05/2012 | Argentina

    Strong quake strikes Santiago del Estero

    A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the country's northern provinces early today, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

  • 28/05/2012 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández praises government's exchange rate regime

    Victory Front Senator and former Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández defended today the "administrated floating exchange rate regime" saying it was implemented in defense of "the interests of Argentines."

  • 29/05/2012 | Sports

    Good played football and results the key to recover fan's love, Messi says

    Lionel Messi appeared before journalists after his first training with the national team on the verge of Saturday’s qualifier against Ecuador.

  • 30/05/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina needs to go through process of de-dollarization,' Abal Medina

    While speaking before Congress, Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina said Argentina needs to go through a “de-dollarization” process and assured that “there is a segment of the Argentine population that has an obsessive-compulsive mania of thinking in dollars.”

  • 31/05/2012 | Argentina

    'I save in dollars because I feel it's my right to do so,' Aníbal Fernández

    Victory Front’s Senator Aníbal Fernández came on stage to explain why his savings are in dollars after the government, including him personally, launched not only strong restriction policies on dollar purchases.

  • 01/06/2012 | Sports

    French Open: Del Potro beats Cilic

    Ninth-seeded Argentine player Juan Martín del Potro advanced to the next round of the French Open after winning against Croatian Marin Cilic by 6-3, 7-6, 6-1.

  • 01/06/2012 | Argentina

    Official dollar steady, black market price climbs 3 cents

    The official dollar price was trading steady today at AR$4.49/AR$4.45, compared to yesterday's closing price. In the black market, the US currency climbed three cents to AR$5.95.

  • 01/06/2012 | Argentina

    Government denies versions of economy de-dollarization

    Cabinet Chief Abal Medina and Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof came on stage today to deny media versions that indicated the government is planning a de-dollarization of the economy.

  • 01/06/2012 | Argentina

    'We could prove the damage Repsol had caused to YPF'

    Planning Minister Julio De Vido and Economy Vice-Minister Axel Kicillof held today a press conference at the Economy Ministry to unveil the latest report about YPF's situation after the government’s takeover which, they announced, has concluded.

  • 01/06/2012 | Sports

    'I haven't decided the team yet'

    Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella could not decide between "giving the chance to an offensive team or balance the midfield" when he was asked about the players' list that will face Ecuador for the South American Qualifiers for Brazil World Cup 2014.

  • 03/06/2012 | Sports

    Messi sends Argentina top in World Cup qualifying

    Argentina's decision to play their four world class forwards was fully justified in a crushing 4-0 win over Ecuador that put them top of the South American World Cup qualifiers.

  • 03/06/2012 | Sports

    Boca become finalists in Argentina Cup after beating Deportivo Merlo

    Boca Juniors, still on top of the Clausura tournament, managed to classify for the finals of the Argentina Cup after beating Deportivo Merlo 5-4 by penalties. The match had ended up in a 1-1 tie at the Bicentenario stadium in Catamarca.

  • 04/06/2012 | Argentina

    Domestic flight tickets to rise 31%

    Domestic flights will cost 31 percent more as of tomorrow, according to a Transport Secretary resolution published today in the Official Gazzette

  • 04/06/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: Government declares foreign oil exploration in Argentine continental shelf 'illegitimate'

    The Government today declared oil exploration activities by five British companies in the Argentine continental shelf in proximity to the Malvinas Islands "illegitimate and clandestine."

  • 04/06/2012 | Argentina

    Galuccio, Kicillof lead new YPF board of directors

    The YPF shareholders picked the company's new board of directors, which includes sixteen members representing the nation and the provinces, and one member representing Spanish oil company Repsol.

  • 04/06/2012 | Sports

    Fearsome Nadal destroys Mónaco to advance

    Holder Rafael Nadal of Spain bulldozed into the French Open quarter-finals with an awe-inspiring 6-2 6-0 6-0 demolition of Argentine 13th seed Juan Mónaco today.

  • 04/06/2012 | Argentina

    Cold wave hits Argentina

  • 05/06/2012 | Sports

    'I'd like to assist Messi once again,' Riquelme

    Boca Juniors’ Juan Román Riquelme admitted he wishes to “assist Lionel Messi once again”, and considered the Barcelona FC's striker as “the best of the world”, showing that the playmaker is willing to wear Argentina’s national football team’s shirt again.

  • 05/06/2012 | Argentina

    Foreign tourism drops 5.6% in April

    The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during April dropped 5.6 percent compared to the same month of 2011 and totalled 221,652 people, according to a government report.

  • 05/06/2012 | Latin America

    OAS urges Argentina, UK to engage in dialogue over Malvinas

    The Organization of American States assembly, meeting in Tiquipaya, Bolivia, passed a resolution urging the Argentine and British governments to find a peaceful way to solve the Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute.

  • 06/06/2012 | Sports

    FIFA Rank: Argentina moves to 7th; Uruguay climbs to 2nd

    Argentina climbed two places to seventh in the latest FIFA rankings published today, while the high tone was given by Uruguay, who have moved above Germany to become the second-highest ranked team behind world and European champions Spain.

  • 06/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK heads televised rally

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is expected to lead a televised rally and press conference at noon at the Government House, according to official sources.

  • 06/06/2012 | Argentina

    'My dollar fixed-term bank deposit will be pesified,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today insisted on the need of saving in pesos instead of dollars and announced that she would "pesify" her dollar fixed-term bank deposit.

  • 07/06/2012 | Sports

    'Argentina is much more than Messi,' Brazil’s Uvini warns

    Brazil’s centre-back Bruno Uvini has described Lionel Messi as "the best player in the world" but warned that the “Canarinha” will have to respect Alex Sabella’s team as a whole and not solely concentrate on stopping the Barcelona star in Sunday's friendly clash with Argentina in US soil.

  • 08/06/2012 | World

    Fitch cuts Repsol rating to 'BBB-'

    Fitch Ratings has downgraded Repsol S.A's long-term issuer default rating (IDR) to 'BBB-' from 'BBB' and removed it from Rating Watch Negative (RWN).

  • 08/06/2012 | Sports

    Sabella confirms the team to face Brazil

    Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella presented the players' list that will face Brazil. Midfielder José Sosa will replace forward Sergio "Kun" Agüero.

  • 12/06/2012 | World

    Malvinas islanders to submit referendum as 'message to Argentina'

    The Malvinas Islands Legislative Assembly has announced the islanders are to hold next year a referendum on their "political status", thus hoping to bring an end to the continuing dispute with Argentina.

  • 12/06/2012 | World

    Future of Malvinas 'can only be determined by the islanders,' UK's Hague

    UK's Foreign Secretary William Hague came on stage to back the Malvinas Islands Government’s announcement that it will hold a referendum on its political status

  • 12/06/2012 | Sports

    Former Argentina defender Milito to retire at season end

    Independiente's injury-plagued former Barcelona and Argentina defender Gabriel Milito has decided to retire at the end of the Argentine season.

  • 13/06/2012 | World

    UK conservatives urge Cameron to oppose further WB loans to Argentina

    Cameron was asked by Conservative Member of Parliament Nigel Adams to remember “those who fell 30 years ago” to recapture the islands, “and to oppose any further World Bank loans to Argentina.”

  • 13/06/2012 | World

    EU parliament takes Argentina out of tariff preference system

    The European Parliament backed plans to take “high and upper-middle income” countries out of the bloc’s tariff preference system, the House informed today. Argentina and Brazil remained out of the benefit which the parliament says is aimed towards doing more “for poorer countries.”

  • 15/06/2012 | World

    After CFK's speech, Cameron says 'there'll be absolutely no negotiation'

    Following President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's reclaim for dialogue between the UK and Argentina over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands at the UN yesterday, UK Prime Minister David Cameron responded making it clear that 'there will be absolutely no negotiation,' over the islands.

  • 16/06/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina will play a very important role in the G-20 Summit'

    Argentine Ambassador to Washington Jorge Argüello stated that the European financial crisis will be the main aspect of the upcoming G-20 summit and that within that context," Argentina will play a very important role based on the country’s experience."

  • 17/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK in Mexico for G20 Summit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived yesterday for the G20 summit unfolding here between today and tomorrow in a torrid Mexican summer.

  • 19/06/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't announces joint work between YPF, Gazprom after CFK-Putin meeting

    The technical teams of hydrocarbon companies YPF (Argentina) and Gazprom (Russia) will begin to do joint work in the area, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced after a meeting between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Mexico.

  • 25/06/2012 | World

    US Supreme Court confirms lift on US$100M embargo against Argentina

    The US Supreme Court rejected today an appeal presented by two vulture funds and confirmed a ruling of a New York’s Appeal court revoking a 100 million dollars embargo ordered by US Judge Thomas Griesa on Argentina’s Central Bank funds deposited at the US Federal Reserve Bank in New York.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    Spain: Argentine decision over YPF will affect investments

    The Spanish government blasted Argentina once again today for partially expropriating 51% stake of the previously Spanish run YPF oil company.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    Income tax: Lower House fails to reach quorum

    Opposition lawmakers did not manage to reach quorum today to begin a special session in which they were supposed to debate several bills related to the Income tax minimum floor, one of the issues that prompted today's national truck drivers' strike and march to Plaza de Mayo called by CGT's chief Hugo Moyano.

  • 29/06/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela to become full member of Mercosur, Paraguay suspended

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced today Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay’s decision to make Venezuela an official member of the Mercosur trade bloc. In addition, Paraguay was officially suspended, until the country’s authorities are renewed.

  • 30/06/2012 | Latin America

    'Argentina implemented measures that killed Mercosur'

    Brazilian businessman Rubens Barbosa, head of the foreign trade council of the Sao Paolo Federation of businessmen said today that in the last six months, the Argentine presidency of the bloc implemented measures that practically killed the Mercosur.

  • 04/07/2012 | Argentina

    'There are people who want to see Argentina fail'

    Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina asked for “responsibility” to safeguard “the present and the future of the Argentines and urged people to preserve the achievements of the Government, as he answered questions of the administration during a visit to the Lower House.

  • 05/07/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico withdraws Argentina auto-tariff accord

    Mexico has withdrawn a zero-tariff agreement with Argentina on autos in a tit-for-tat trade dispute after the Argentine government's decision to pull out of an auto trade pact between the two countries.

  • 10/07/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina reports US, Japan over 'trade barriers'

    Through a statement released by the Foreign Ministry, Argentina has formally reported the United States and Japan before the World Trade Organization for the constant barriers set to Argentina's meat and lemon exports to the afore mentioned markets.

  • 14/07/2012 | Culture

    Pianist for Uruguayan band 'No Te Va Gustar' dies

    Marcel Curuchet, pianist for the Uruguayan band ‘No Te Va Gustar,’ died this afternoon in the United States after being hospitalized overnight in New Jersey. The musician was involved in a road accident yesterday, sources from the band disclosed.

  • 18/07/2012 | Latin America

    CFK, Morales sign gas deals

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a meeting on Wednesday with her Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales at the Hotel Cochabamba in Bolivia.

  • 19/07/2012 | Multimedia

    This week at the movies

    Comedy is the word this week, as the two top films to hit local cinemas are of a laughing nature! Mr Sacha Baren Cohen, aka - Borat, Ali G or Bruno (his past characters)- plays a dictator who risks his life to ensure democracy never come to his country. It is a comedy, rest assured. (Click headline to see full list).

  • 20/07/2012 | Argentina

    YPF buys back $79 million in 2028 bonds

    Recently nationalized energy company YPF bought back $79 million in 2028 bonds, a stock market filing showed today.

  • 21/07/2012 | Sports

    IOC celebrates CFK not considering Olympics as 'political demonstration'

    The head of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge assured he was "glad" that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner had called the Argentine athletes to avoid demonstrations over the Malvinas Islands sovereignty during the Olympic Games of London 2012.

  • 22/07/2012 | Sports

    Argentina falls before USA but Olympic hope remains

    After a forgettable performance before Spain, the Argentine national basketball team lost 86-81 before the United States. But as the opening of the Olympics approaches, Lamas’ team seems to have bounced back in a respectable game.

  • 22/07/2012 | Argentina

    Former Indec head suggests Argentina may soon 'enter stagflation period'

    Argentina will only grow at a 2 percent rate this year but it prices will continue to rise dramatically, which will bring the local economy to a period of “stagflation,” former Indec director Víctor Becker said.

  • 23/07/2012 | Latin America

    'Investors pick Brazil as Argentina lacks legal, economic security,' Sao Paulo's gov't

    The President of Investe São Paulo -the gateway for companies that intend to settle their operations in the Brazilian state- referred to the ongoing foreign investment boom in the neighbouring country is due in part to the “lack of both legal and economic security that Argentina and its government have.”

  • 23/07/2012 | Sports

    USA Basketball learn 'valuable lesson' from Argentina

    It was the narrowest winning margin yet for the US basketball team in the run-up to defending their Olympic title, but coach Mike Krzyzewski said the 86-80 victory over Argentina provided a valuable lesson for his squad.

  • 23/07/2012 | World

    'We better cut spending if we don't want to become Argentina,' Spanish official

    The President of the Community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, has warned about the “difficult” situation Spain is going through, and said “If we don’t want to become another Argentina, with a ‘corralito’ and inflation rates around 20-40 percent, we must cut the public spending and find the accounts’ balance.”

  • 24/07/2012 | Argentina

    World Bank report says Argentina is the world’s top protectionist

    For the second time in the roll a study from World Bank’s Global Trade Alert points Argentina as the world’s most protectionist country.

  • 26/07/2012 | Argentina

    US gov't asks Argentina to improve investment opportunities

    By Pablo Jiménez - As some dark rain-laden clouds have risen on top of the Argentine-US diplomatic relationship within the past months, the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs of the US Department of State Mike Hammer, came on stage during a video-conference in Washington DC to urge the Argentine Government to normalize its relations with the international financial community, among other requisitions.

  • 27/07/2012 | Sports

    'Lucha' Aymar heads Argentine delegation into Olympics

    Female field hockey player Luciana Aymar headed the Argentine delegation into the Olympic stadtium during the opening ceremony in London.

  • 28/07/2012 | Sports

    Argentina at the Olympics today

    Follow the Argentine team at the London Olympics with this day-by-day guide showing all the Argentine athletes' schedules, across all categories.

  • 28/07/2012 | Sports

    Friday's results

    Following the Argentine athletes in London? Here are Friday's results from all of the categories involving members of Argentina's team.

  • 29/07/2012 | Sports

    Argentina at the Olympics today

    Follow the Argentine team at the London Olympics with this day-by-day guide showing all the Argentine athletes' schedules, across all categories.

  • 30/07/2012 | Sports

    Men's hockey: Argentina thrashed in debut against Britain

    Britain defeated Argentina's national men's hockey team by 4-1 in the debut of the team coached by Pablo Lombi in the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

  • 31/07/2012 | Sports

    Beach Volley: Spain beat Argentina

  • 31/07/2012 | Sports

    Rower Fernández advances to semis

  • 31/07/2012 | Sports

    Italy beat Argentina 3-1 in men's volleyball

    Italy beat Argentina 3-1 (25-17, 20-25, 25-17 and 25-23) in a men's volleyball Group A game prevailing. The team coached by Javier Webber will face Poland on next Thursday in a crucial match to keep the aim at the olympic podium.

  • 31/07/2012 | Sports

    Field Hockey: US surprise 'Las Leonas' once again

    Argentina's national women's field hockey team stumbled once again against the United States and faced the first defeat in the Olympic Games in a match that lacked accuracy in the penalty corners.

  • 01/08/2012 | Sports

    Rowing: Not a good day for Argentina

  • 01/08/2012 | Sports

    Fencer Pérez Maurice eliminated in first round

    Argentine fencer María Belén Pérez Maurice had quick debut and farewell in the Olympic Women’s individual sabre Round of 32 after losing 15-10 to Italian Gioia Marzocca.

  • 01/08/2012 | Sports

    Argentina suffer second defeat in men's hockey

    Pakistan, who has won the gold medal in three opportunities, defeated Argentina's national men's hockey team 2-0 in the match for the London 2012 Olympic Games' Group A.

  • 01/08/2012 | Sports

    Benfica sign Salvio from Atlético Madrid

    Benfica have signed Atlético Madrid and Argentina winger Eduardo Salvio on a five-year contract, the Portuguese Premier League club said.

  • 02/08/2012 | Sports

    Grabich out in 50m freestyle heat

    Federico Grabich finished in the eight and last position in men's 50m freestyle Heat 5 with a time of 23.30 and 0.87 behind Belgian Jasper Aerents who ended first with a time of 22.43.

  • 02/08/2012 | Sports

    Beach Volleyball: Argentina fails Netherlands test

    The Netherlands beat Argentina 2-0 (21-12; 21-16) at Horse Guards Parade in London in Match 31 of the women's beach volleyball pool d at the 2012 London Games.

  • 02/08/2012 | Sports

    Volleyball: Poland beat Argentina 3-0

    Poland defeated Argentina 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-16) in a men’s volleyball third round (Group A) match of the London Olympic Games today.

  • 02/08/2012 | Sports

    Argentina achieve historic victory in men's handball

    Argentina's national men's handball team made history after achieving its first victory at the Olympic Games against Great Britain by 32-21.

  • 02/08/2012 | Argentina

    'Euro zone crisis resembles Argentina's situation in 2001'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said today that 2the euro zone is undergoing a unprecedented, formidable speculative attack" and likened the situation "to what happened in Argentina in 2011, with the mega debt swap and the plating,” during a ceremony at the City Stock Exchange, to announce the payment of the last installment of the dollar denominated Boden 2012 bonds.

  • 03/08/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't makes final payment of Boden 2012

    The Government today made its final $2.2 billion payment on bonds issued to savers whose dollar- denominated bank accounts were frozen by the Government a decade ago.

  • 03/08/2012 | Sports

    Pereyra fails to qualify for men's 1500m swimming final

    Argentina’s Juan Martín Pereyra failed to qualify for the 1500 metre men’s swimming final at the Olympic Games today, after finishing up last in his heat at the freestyle qualifiers. Pereyra swam in heat three of the freestyle qualifiers coming in seventh behind British swimmer Dave Davies.

  • 03/08/2012 | Sports

    Sailing: Bittersweet day for Argentina

    Julio Alsogaray won the seventh men's Laser Radial race, but was disqualified in the eighth race. Nevertheless, he still has chances of winning a medal because he remains tenth in the overall ratings.

  • 03/08/2012 | Sports

    Men's single scull: Fernández fails to win Olympic diploma

    Argentine rower Santiago "Pollo" Fernández ended up at the tenth place at the single scull at the London 2012 Olympic Games, after entering at the fourth place at the final B held at Eton Dorney lake.

  • 03/08/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina, Venezuela ratify YPF-PDVSA strategic alliance

    Argentina and Venezuela gave their first step in the creation of an energy strategic alliance between oil companies YPF and PDVSA, after the agreement signed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chávez, in Brasilia last Tuesday.

  • 04/08/2012 | Sports

    Handball: Argentina loses to Sweden

    The Argentine men’s handball team lost 13-29 to Sweden in a match for the third round at the Olympic Games in London. The Gladiators were clearly defeated by the powerful Swedish team.

  • 04/08/2012 | Sports

    Sunday's results

    Following the Argentine athletes in London? Here are Sunday's results from all of the categories involving members of Argentina's team.

  • 05/08/2012 | Sports

    Argentina at the Olympics today

    Follow the Argentine team at the London Olympics with this day-by-day guide showing all the Argentine athletes' schedules, across all categories.

  • 06/08/2012 | Sports

    Lauro ends games participation

  • 06/08/2012 | Argentina

    CFK launches nationwide developments, blasts banks

    In a round of video conferences, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated a regional lab for genetics research in San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro province; some new 40 homes as part of an affordable housing urban development programe in Mar Chiquita, BA province; and infrastructure works at the port of Southern Greater BA district of Avellaneda.

  • 06/08/2012 | Sports

    Volleyball: Argentina beat Britain, achieve quarter-finals

    Argentina defeated Great Britain by 3-0 (25-18 25-18 25-15) at the Olympic men's volleyball Group A match, thus qualifying to the tournament's quarter-finals.

  • 06/08/2012 | Sports

    'Las Leonas' advance to semis

  • 06/08/2012 | Sports

    'Golden Generation' not able to stop 'Dream Team'

    The US men's basketball team pulled away in the second half of a bad-tempered game against Argentina and claimed a 126-97 victory to claim a top seeding in the Olympic tournament's quarter-finals.

  • 07/08/2012 | Culture

    Moria Casán leaves Morón court after testifying

    Actress Moria Casán went to the Morón Federal Court on Tuesday afternoon after a Paraguayan judge issued an international arrest warrant for her in the case investigating a missing necklace and earrings worth US$80,000.

  • 07/08/2012 | Argentina

    Government takes over former Ciccone printing company

    The Government informed today it took over former Ciccone printing company and sent a bill to Congress which seeks to expropriate it declaring the company a "public utility."

  • 07/08/2012 | Sports

    Men's hockey: Argentina thrash South Africa, to fight for 9 place

    Argentina's men's field hockey team achieved its first victory at London 2012 Olympic Games after defeating South Africa by 6-3 in the fifth and last round of the Group A.

  • 07/08/2012 | Sports

    Triathlon: Tellechea leaves satisfied, reaches new personal record

    Argentina Gonzalo Tellechea reached the 38 place at the Olympic triathlon held at London's traditional Hyde Park over 54.5 kilometres of swimming, cycling and running.

  • 08/08/2012 | Sports

    Argentina beat Brazil, achieve semis

  • 08/08/2012 | Sports

    Dahlgren sets frustrating Olympic appearance

    Argentine athlete Jennifer Dahlgren has a frustrating debut in the women's athletics hammer qualifying round Group B with no mark as the result of three null attempts, thus leaving the competition in the last position.

  • 08/08/2012 | Sports

    Argentina face Dutch in top-two showdown

    World champions Argentina will fight over Olympic women's hockey gold with title holders Netherlands on Friday in what could be a fast, thrilling and open match between the two top ranked teams in the world.

  • 10/08/2012 | Argentina

    Government raises biodiesel export duties

    The Government today informed it has raised biodiesel export duties to 32%. Eleven decrees published today on the Official Gazette fixed new prices and removed reimbursements producers got from sales.

  • 10/08/2012 | Sports

    K2: Correa-Rézola get into finals

    Argentina's Miguel Correa and Rubén Rézola qualified to the kayak double (K2) 200m men's finals and add up a new olympic diploma, after ending at the third place at the London 2012 Olympic Games semi-finals held at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre.

  • 10/08/2012 | Sports

    Aymar backtracks on retirement after missing gold

    Argentina's women's hockey team captain Luciana Aymar, regarded as the game's finest female player, refused to close the door on her international career after her team lost the Olympic gold medal final.

  • 13/08/2012 | Argentina

    YPF to issue $760 million in bonds

    Argentina's YPF will issue bonds for 3.5 billion pesos ($760 million) as part of its push to reduce fuel imports by investing in domestic output, the state-controlled energy company said in a letter to regulators today.

  • 14/08/2012 | Argentina

    'Our focus should be on how growth, income distribution and poverty develop,' Stiglitz

    By Liliana Franco-. While speaking at a seminar in Buenos Aires, economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz assured that "our focus should be on how growth, income distribution and poverty develop,” adding that “the consequences of inflation” should be de real cause for alarm. He also avoided discussing the country’s current levels of inflation and other local issues.

  • 15/08/2012 | Sports

    'Argentina is more than just Messi,' Germany's Bender

    Germany midfielder Lars Bender is eagerly anticipating today's international friendly against Argentina, and is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Lionel Messi again in particular.

  • 15/08/2012 | Sports

    Pumas prepared for baptism of fire, Pichot

    Finally getting the opportunity to play in a regular competition against top tier nations would be "tough" but equally as rewarding, according to former Argentina captain Agustín Pichot.

  • 15/08/2012 | Latin America

    Economic situation in Argentina could affect Uruguay, Mujica

    Uruguay’s President José Mujica said today that the economic situation in Argentina could affect the neighbouring country.

  • 15/08/2012 | Sports

    Argentina outclass Germany in World Cup rematch

    Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty but made amends with a superb second-half goal as Argentina outclassed Germany 3-1 in a friendly match.

  • 16/08/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina finally bring out the best in Messi

    After a rollercoaster ride under Diego Maradona followed by Sergio Batista's failed attempts to imitate Barcelona, Argentina are once again beginning to look a threat to the world's top sides.

  • 18/08/2012 | Latin America

    'Argentina is undergoing an autarkic process,' Mujica

    Uruguayan president José “Pepe” Mujica warned that Argentina is “undergoing a highly autarkic process,” although he expressed hopes that that circumstance could change in the future.

  • 19/08/2012 | Argentina

    Over 700.000 tourists travel during the long weekend

    Over the long weekend an estimated 700.000 people traveled around the country, spending an approximately AR$ 588 million, according to a report by the Argentine Chamber of the Medium-sized Company (CAME).

  • 20/08/2012 | Argentina

    WTO says Argentina formally filed complaint over Spanish biodiesel

    Argentina has formally filed a complaint against the European Union, the World Trade Organization said today, challenging Spanish rules that the South American country argues discriminate against its biodiesel exports.

  • 20/08/2012 | World

    US Court rejects Argentina's sovereign-immunity argument

    A US Federal Appeals Court in New York rejected Argentina’s argument that its sovereign immunity was affected by a lower-court ruling compelling compliance with subpoenas sought by NML Capital Ltd. for collection of five money judgments.

  • 21/08/2012 | Sports

    Argentine league 'worse than 10 years ago,' Maxi faces reality

    After returning from his long stay in Europe’s prime leagues, it took few weeks for Newell's Old Boys midfielder Maximiliano Rodríguez to give away his verdict on football in Argentina: “It’s worse than 10 years ago.”

  • 21/08/2012 | Argentina

    US, Japan follow EU into WTO litigation against Argentina

    The United States and Japan have launched complaints at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Argentina's import licensing rules, which they say discriminate against foreign goods, the trade body said.

  • 21/08/2012 | Argentina

    US slam Argentine 'protectionism'

    "Argentina's protectionist measures adversely affect a broad segment of US industry, which exports billions of dollars in goods each year to Argentina. These exports support jobs and businesses here at home," US Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in an emailed statement.

  • 21/08/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina hits back at US over import restrictions

    The Argentine Foreign Ministry hit back at the United States amid various trade barrier complaints and allegations of illegality saying that it would report the country for violating the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) rules for stopping imports of Argentine meat and citrus fruits to the country.

  • 22/08/2012 | World

    US defends restrictions on Argentine lemons, beef

    The United States today defended its restrictions on imports of beef and lemons from Argentina after the South American country said it planned to challenge the measures at the World Trade Organization.

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    YPF's Gallucio asks for more private investments to expand Argentina's oil production

    YPF's energy company CEO Miguel Galuccio presented today the results of a plan to maximize the country’s energy capacity entitled "Argentine Exploration Plan" at a five-star hotel downtown.

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina offers unseen profitability rates,' Economy Minister

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino, stated today that Argentina “offers unseen profitability rates in its recent economic history”, despite predictions of risk.

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina complains again over US' 'inconsistent and protectionist policies'

    The national government today complaint again against the “trade restrictions in place on Argentine products” by the United States, summed up to form “part of their inconsistent and protectionist policies” with international trade regulations.

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stocks were higher today, as the Merval benchmark index climbed 0.3 percent to 2,442.52 points.

  • 24/08/2012 | Argentina

    CFK defends young people in politics at Antonio Rivero commemoration

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner made her first public appearance since recovering from a bout of low blood pressure and gave a televised speech from the Government House, on the 179th anniversary of the hoisting of the Malvinas flag on the islands.

  • 24/08/2012 | Sports

    'Pirate' Barcos gets surprise Argentina call-up

    Striker Hernán Barcos of Brazilian side Palmeiras was a surprise inclusion in the Argentina squad that coach Alejandro Sabella named for next month's World Cup qualifiers.

  • 25/08/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina is gaining autonomy in a difficult world,' Feletti

    National deputy for the Victory Front caucus Roberto Feletti said today that “Argentina is gaining autonomy in the face of a difficult world,” and sustained that with the current policies in place, “the Government is moving in the right direction.”

  • 26/08/2012 | Argentina

    CFK's image falls as concerns over inflation soars - poll

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's popularity sank to 30 percent in August, less than half of what it was a year earlier, according to a poll published that portrayed a country worried about crime and high inflation.

  • 27/08/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico sets official complaint against Argentina at WTO

    Following similar complaints against Argentina by the European Union, United States and Japan, Mexico has launched its first dispute against Argentina at the World Trade Organization, the WTO said today.

  • 27/08/2012 | Sports

    SA coach laments 'lack of experience' against Pumas

    South Africa's lack of experience was a major factor in their shock 16-16 Rugby Championship draw with Argentina at the weekend but coach Heyneke Meyer does not plan to make wholesale changes for upcoming tests against New Zealand and Australia.

  • 27/08/2012 | World

    Ex-South Carolina governor to marry former Argentine mistress

    Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford said he is engaged to marry his Argentine girlfriend, Maria Belen Chapur. "Yes, it's true and I stand by my statement," Sanford told reporters.

  • 28/08/2012 | Argentina

    Alicia Castro parallels UK approach to Assange with Malvinas

    The Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alicia Castro said today that the UK’s "arrogant" approach to Julian Assange’s case “was similar” to its approach to Argentina and particularly, the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands.

  • 29/08/2012 | World

    EU initiates anti-dumping action against Argentina

    The European Union threatened today to impose tariffs on biodiesel imported from Argentina and also Indonesia. The announcement was made today on the bloc’s Official Gazette.

  • 29/08/2012 | World

    Gay cruising redefined: the Grindr effect

    By Adrian Bono.- If you're gay and have a smartphone, chances are you're acquainted with Grindr, the cruising social network of choice that helps you find other men near you thanks to the miracle of geolocation.

  • 31/08/2012 | World

    WTO notified by Argentina over US beef import restrictions

    Argentina has officially lodged a dispute against US restrictions on imports of Argentinean beef and other meat products, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said today.

  • 31/08/2012 | Latin America

    Mujica calls for 'shrewdness' to ease impact of Argentina's protectionism

    Uruguayan President José "Pepe" Mujica ratified his decision to avoid conflicts with Argentina despite its "brutal protectionist" measures, and said they should face them with "shrewdness."

  • 03/09/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: 'Islanders referendum's a total parody,' Puricelli

    By Sebastián Penelli
    Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli bashed the coming referendum announced by the Malvinas Islands Legislative Assembly for March 2013 on the islanders’ "political status", thus hoping to bring an end to the continuing dispute with Argentina over the islands' sovereignty.

  • 03/09/2012 | Sports

    Sabella summons Ustari for World Cup qualifiers

    The coach of Argentina's national football team, Alejandro Sabella, summoned Boca Juniors' goalkeeper Oscar Ustari to join the team that will face Paraguay and Peru for the World Cup Brazil 2014 South American qualifiers.

  • 04/09/2012 | Sports

    Pumas boosted by return of Hernández, Leguizamón

    Argentine hopes for a first victory over world champions New Zealand were boosted today when flyhalf pivot Juan Martín Hernández and openside flanker Juan Manuel Leguizamón were named in the side after returning from injury.

  • 05/09/2012 | Sports

    FIFA's Ranking: Brazil outside top-ten; Argentina remain 7th

    Brazil stayed outside the top ten of FIFA's highly questioned ranking system, with England, Denmark and Greece all ahead of the five-times world champions. Argentina remain seventh.

  • 05/09/2012 | Sports

    Berdych to lead Czech Davis Cup team against Argentina

    World number seven Tomas Berdych will lead the Czech Davis Cup team in their semi-final clash against Argentina later this month.

  • 05/09/2012 | Sports

    Paraguay coach aims to surprise Argentina

    Argentina have been warned to expect a surprise when they face Paraguay under new coach Gerardo Pelusso in a World Cup qualifier in Cordoba on Friday.

  • 06/09/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay's Mujica praises brotherly relationship despite restrictions

    In an interview with Montevideo newspaper La República, published today, Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica said his country is the nation bearing the best relationship with Argentina despite of recent diplomatic cross fires regarding different matters including restrictions affecting tourism.

  • 06/09/2012 | Argentina

    Foreign tourism drops 7.5% in July

    The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during July dropped 7.5 percent compared to the same month in 2011, and totalled 215,511 people, while the Argentine citizens that travelled abroad climbed 20.2 percent, according to a government report.

  • 06/09/2012 | Sports

    Sabella still has doubts about the team's line-up

    Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella still has doubts to define the team that will face Paraguay for the World Cup qualifiers on Friday.

  • 08/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK renews fierce criticism against Techint

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner renewed her fierce criticism of steelmaker Techint, Argentina’s largest industrial group, charging that when its Chairman Paolo Rocca complains about labour costs what he wants is lower workers’ salaries.

  • 10/09/2012 | Sports

    Messi-management foremost in Peruvian minds

    Peru's mission to stall Lionel Messi and the Argentine juggernaut at home in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday may see the team seek inspiration from a famous victory over their South American rivals in Lima 27 years ago.

  • 10/09/2012 | Sports

    Del Potro in doubt for Davis Cup semi-final

    World number eight Juan Martín del Potro is in doubt with a left wrist problem for Argentina's Davis Cup tennis semi-final at home to Czech Republic this week, captain Martin Jaite said.

  • 10/09/2012 | Sports

    Sharpe to lead Wallabies against Argentina

    Veteran lock Nathan Sharpe has been named to lead Australia against Argentina in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday, the third captain named by Wallabies coach Robbie Deans this season.

  • 11/09/2012 | Sports

    Pumas retains pack to test Australia

    Argentina coach Santiago Phelan has kept faith with the forward pack that made life difficult for New Zealand last week and made just two changes to his backline for their Rugby Championship clash against Australia on Saturday.

  • 11/09/2012 | Sports

    Road to World Cup: Peru fans stone Argentina team's bus

    On the verge of tonight qualifier between hosts Peru and Argentina, the torrid environment can already be perceived. A good –or bad, very bad- example is that of Peruvians fans stoning the bus that was waiting for taking the Argentine players back to their hotel after their practice at the National Stadium.

  • 11/09/2012 | Sports

    Brazil recall striker Luis Fabiano for Argentina friendly

    Striker Luis Fabiano has earned a Brazil recall for the first time since the 2010 World Cup after being named in the squad to play Argentina in a friendly later this month.

  • 11/09/2012 | Sports

    Road to WC: Higuaín rescues point to keep Argentina atop

    Gonzalo Higuaín's equaliser salvaged a point for Argentina in a disappointing 1-1 draw against Peru in their 2014 World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Nacional.

  • 12/09/2012 | Sports

    Del Potro ready to play despite injury

    Juan Martín del Potro has confirmed his presence for this weekend’s Davis Cup semifinal against the Czech Republic as Argentina bid to reach the Cup Final for the second straight year.

  • 13/09/2012 | Sports

    Genia's absence give Pumas confidence boost

    Argentina already had grounds for confidence heading into their Rugby Championship test against Australia on the Gold Coast this weekend and the absence of Wallabies scrumhalf Will Genia has given them some more.

  • 14/09/2012 | Argentina

    Protesters 'are more worried about what happens in Miami than Argentina'

    Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina assured that those who marched on Thursday to Plaza de Mayo square and the main squares of the country “are more concerned about what happens in Miami than in San Juan,” referring to Argentina.

  • 16/09/2012 | Sports

    Argentina says goodbye to Davis Cup dreams

    Tomas Berdych defeated Carlos Berlocq in three sets to put the Czech Republic into the Davis Cup final against Spain.

  • 16/09/2012 | Argentina

    Cross fire over pot-bashing continues

    Pro government officials and opposition leaders came on stage to, once again, express their views on last Thursday’s “cacelorazo”, with different interpretations of the scope of the nationwide pot-banging outburst.

  • 17/09/2012 | Argentina

    IMF delays Argentina's statistics report

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) decided it will not "release any communiqué regarding Christine Lagarde's report over Argentina's statistics," according to the press department. It is expected that the report with the analysis of the Board of Directors will be released today.

  • 17/09/2012 | Argentina

    Moody's downgrades Argentina's outlook

    Moody's Investor Service agency has downgraded Argentina's outlook from stable to negative, stating that it was due to risky economic policies along with the lack of confidence in official statistics.

  • 18/09/2012 | World

    IMF 'regrets' lack of progress with Argentina, issues December deadline

    The International Monetary Fund announced that it “regretted the lack of sufficient progress” with Argentina to address the quality of the official data reported by the country and urged it to come up with a response to the organization’s concerns by December 17th.

  • 19/09/2012 | Argentina

    María Cristina Perceval designated Argentina's UN ambassador

    Former Mendoza's Senator María Cristina Perceval was designated Argentina's representative before the United Nations.

  • 19/09/2012 | Sports

    Brazil beat Argentina 2-1 with last-gasp penalty

    Neymar converted a penalty with the final kick of the match to hand Brazil a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Argentina in a friendly international at the Serra Dourada in Goiania.

  • 21/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK receives Mexican president-elect

    The newly-appointed President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto met with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, as he arrived to Argentina as part of his tour across Latin America.

  • 22/09/2012 | Latin America

    'Argentines are world champions in sneaking dollars out of their country,' Mujica

    Uruguayan president José Mujica assured that “Argentines are simply the best in taking their dollars abroad,” and thus hoped that they will keep on vacationing in the neighbouring country.

  • 24/09/2012 | World

    'Argentina has three months to avoid red card,' IMF warns

    The IMF head warned Argentina that the international lender is willing to show the country a red card if didn't meet its promises of providing reliable inflation and GDP statistics by December.

  • 25/09/2012 | Argentina

    'Kirchnerite 'model' is falling into full decline,' former Economy Minister

    Former Economy Minister Roberto Lavagna considered the “economical model” led by the national government is entering “a clear downfall" in which the government’s desperate and just throwing "Hail Mary" passes along with implementing constant palliative patches, the economist explained.

  • 25/09/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina-US relations best in 200 years,' Argüello

    Argentine ambassador in the United States Jorge Argüello assured that Argentina and the US “are having the best trade relationship in almost 200 years of bilateral relations” and said that “they’ve never had a trade volume similar to the one reached this year, which left a 13 billion dollar surplus.”

  • 25/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK: 'We want the UK to sit and talk, not to simply tell us we are right'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner once again claimed Argentina’s sovereignty over the Malvinas islands and urged the United Kingdom to accept talks and abide by the United Nations’s resolutions on the matter.

  • 25/09/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina, Iran set meeting to discuss 1990's bombings

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that Argentina and Iran will meet to discuss the two bombings of Jewish targets in the 1990's, attacks in which Iran was accused by Argentine courts of playing a role.

  • 25/09/2012 | Sports

    Deportivo Quito beat Tigre in Sudamericana's first leg

    Ecuador's Deportivo Quito defeated Argentina's Tigre by 2-0 in the match for the pre-quarter finals' first leg of the Sudamericana Cup.

  • 26/09/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at AR$4.71

    The US dollar traded at AR$4.71/AR$4.67 in the main City exchange houses, it remained unchanged from the previous closing.

  • 26/09/2012 | Argentina

    Kiciloff: 'Argentina has stronger financial support than other countries'

    Economy Deputy Minister Axel Kicillof, along with Economy Secretary Juan Carlos Pezoa and Finance Secretary Adrián Cosentino, was presenting the main guidelines for next year’s Budget bill to the Lower House Budget and Finance Committee.

  • 26/09/2012 | World

    Ahmadinejad hopes for better ties with Argentina after talks

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he hopes scheduled talks with Argentina will lead to better ties.

  • 26/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK meets IDB head in Washington

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with the head of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, in Washington in the midst of her visit to the US.

  • 27/09/2012 | Latin America

    Mujica calls Uruguayan-Argentine relations 'schizophrenic'

    Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica highlighted the “schizophrenic” state of the country and love-hate relationship with Argentina today, quashing the “enormously protectionist measures” applied by the Kirchnerite administration.

  • 27/09/2012 | Sports

    Sabella unveils list for next World Cup qualifiers matches

    Argentina's national football team's coach Alejandro Sabella unveiled the list of players summoned for the next Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers matches against Uruguay and Chile, to be held on October 12 and 16, respectively.

  • 27/09/2012 | Sports

    Cerro Porteño beat Colón in first leg

    Paraguay's Cerro Porteño defeated Argentina's Colón by 2-1 at the Brigadier General Estanislao López stadium in the match for the pre-quarter finals' first leg of the Sudamerican Cup.

  • 28/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK arrives in Buenos Aires following US visit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived mid-afternoon today to Jorge Newbery Metropolitan airport in Buenos Aires, following a five-day visit to the United States.

  • 01/10/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina doesn't owe the IMF an explanation,' Senator Fernández

    Victory Front Senator Aníbal Fernandéz reiterated today the country doesn’t owe the International Monetary Fund (IMF) an explanation over the inflation statistics given out by the INDEC National Statistics Institute.

  • 01/10/2012 | Argentina

    CFK bashes media:'There's no such thing as dollar clamp'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner denied the existence of restrictions over the purchase of dollars by explaining that “Argentina has already paid 79.8 billion dollars so far this year”, during the announcement of a series of bank loans granted to small and medium sized companies, today at the Government House.

  • 02/10/2012 | Argentina

    Global economic crisis 'will not be solved in the short term,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner warned today that the international economic crisis will not be solved in the short or mid term” and criticized the measures applied by developed countries to leave the crisis behind as she took part in the hird ASPA South American Arab countries summit in Lima, Peru.

  • 02/10/2012 | World

    Moody's changes Argentine insurers, guarantors outlook to negative

    Moody's Investors Service changed outlook to negative for most Argentine insurers and reciprocal guarantors, today. Thus, the decision affects more than twenty domestic companies and came after the recent drop of the country's rating over the reliability of official statistics.

  • 03/10/2012 | Sports

    FIFA rankings: Argentina climb to 4th position

    Argentina climbed three positions in the FIFA rankings after beating Gemrany 3-1 in a friendly, and clinching four World Cup qualifying points as result of September's 3-1 win against Paraguay at home and 1-1 draw against Peru in their visit to Lima.

  • 03/10/2012 | Latin America

    World Bank lowers LatAm growth forecast to 3%

    Economic growth in Latin America will be lower than previously estimated due to the continuing worldwide slowdown, the World Bank said in a report.

  • 03/10/2012 | Sports

    Argentina-Brazil Americas' Superclassic match suspended after power cut

    The second leg of the Americas' Superclassic Cup between Argentina and Brazil had to be suspended after the Bicentenario Stadium in Chaco province suffered a power cut.

  • 04/10/2012 | World

    IMF 'willing to cooperate' with Argentina on improving data quality

    IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said today the international lender “is willing to cooperate with Argentina”, in an attempt to sweeten up the relations after last week’s cross fire between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and IMF Director Christine Legarde over the dubious data provided by the INDEC statistics agency.

  • 05/10/2012 | Argentina

    Foreign tourism drops 5.2% in August

    The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during August increased 5.2 percent compared to the same month of 2011 and totalled 200,904 people, according to a government report.

  • 06/10/2012 | Argentina

    Thousands participate in youth pilgrimage to Luján

    Thousands of young people participated today in the 38th Youth Pilgramage to Luján, beginning the journey from the San Cayetano church in Liniers on foot to the Luján basilica where they are to arrive tomorrow.

  • 07/10/2012 | Argentina

    Border Guards say gov’t trying to ‘weaken' wage claim

    Coast Guard and Border Guard officers said the government is trying to weaken their wage protest demanding a minimum salary of 7,000 pesos, after the government yesterday suspended at least five non-commissioned Border Guard officers who took part in the protest.

  • 09/10/2012 | Sports

    Messi poses headache for South American rivals

    Stopping Lionel Messi is the primary concern of South American teams facing Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers. This week it is Uruguay's turn.

  • 11/10/2012 | Argentina

    Ghana judge rejects Argentine claim, training ship remains seized

    A Ghanaian judge rejected today the plea put forward by Argentina to release the Libertad training ship, which has been detained in a port close to Accra with its crew since October 2nd due to a complaint by a US hedge fund.

  • 11/10/2012 | Multimedia

    This week at the movies

    Five new releases hit Argentine cinema screens this week, including one documentary.

  • 12/10/2012 | Sports

    Argentina go with attacking line-up

    Argentina play Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier in Mendoza this evening with their dangerous attacking trio of Sergio Agüero, Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuaín. But Uruguay’s coach, Oscar Tabárez, says they will have to focus on Messi.

  • 12/10/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina doesn't owe a dollar to the IMF'

    Argentina's Ambassador in the United States, Jorge Argüello, stated that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will have to redefine itself after "having abandoned its original role" for which it was created for.

  • 16/10/2012 | Sports

    Argentina weather Chile storm to win

  • 17/10/2012 | World

    Switzerland rejects embargoes on Argentina's reserve deposits

    Switzerland’s government rejected a law suit filed by US vulture funds asking to set an embargo on Argentina's assets deposited in the Bank for International Settlements as funds claim the payment of a US$1 billion debt.

  • 17/10/2012 | Argentina

    Moody's downgrades ratings of provinces, cities

    Moody's Investor Service announced it has downgraded the issuer and debt ratings of several provincies and cities in Argentina, due to the risks these states may face to access foreign currency and "serve their obligations in foreign currency."

  • 17/10/2012 | Argentina

    Lula calls Argentina, Brazil businessmen to build alliances

    Brazil's ex President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva blasted the "protectionist" measures of the developed l countries and called for an alliance between Argentina and Brazilian businessmen, as he highlighted that the gian neighbor "grows, but with a controlled inflation rate."

  • 18/10/2012 | World

    Argentina elected to UN Security Council

    The UN General Assembly elected Argentina, Rwanda and Australia to the 15-national Security Council for 2013 and 2014.

  • 18/10/2012 | Sports

    Argentina-Brazil derby to be held at Boca's stadium

    The second leg of the Américas' super-classic cup between Argentina and Brazil will be held at Boca's La Bombonera stadium on November 21, according to the South American Football Confederation (CSF).

  • 23/10/2012 | Sports

    Cerro Porteño oust Colón from Sudamericana Cup

    Paraguay's Cerro Porteño ousted Argentina's Colón from the Sudamericana Cup after beating it by 2-1 in the match for the pre-quarter finals' second leg held at Asunción.

  • 23/10/2012 | Sports

    Centre Tiesi makes Pumas comeback for European tour

    Centre Gonzalo Tiesi has recovered from injury and shown good form in the Buenos Aires club championship earning a place in Argentina's squad for next month's European tour.

  • 25/10/2012 | Argentina

    Ghana port authorities ask that Argentine ship vacate Tema port

    Ghanaian port authorities sent a plea to a judge today asking that the Argentine navy training frigate Libertad, which has been impounded for three weeks, be vacated from Tema port due to it taking up critical space in the terminal.

  • 25/10/2012 | Multimedia

    'Trending Now' with Adrian Bono

    This week, Adrian Bono explains some of the most popular trending topics on Twitter Argentina, including the #SuperClasico frenzy, the unexpected #Macri-Moyano alliance and the frigate Libertad scandal in #Ghana.

  • 26/10/2012 | Argentina

    US court rules against Argentina over debt fix

    A US appeals court said Argentina discriminated against bondholders who refused to take part in massive debt restructurings in 2005 and 2010 by deciding to pay them later than bondholders who agreed to participate.

  • 28/10/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina, Iran to meet at UN office to discuss AMIA case

    Officials from the Argentine and Iranian governments will meet on Monday in their first work session surrounding the case investigating the terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community organization in 1994.

  • 29/10/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina, Iran meet at UN office to discuss AMIA case

    Officials from the Argentine and Iranian governments met today in Geneva in their first work session surrounding the case investigating the terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community organization in 1994.

  • 30/10/2012 | Argentina

    CFK diagnosed with low blood pressure, cancels agenda

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was forced to cancel her agenda for 24 hours after doctors diagnosed her with low blood pressure.

  • 30/10/2012 | Argentina

    Fitch puts Argentina ratings on watch negative

    Fitch Ratings has placed Argentina's Long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of 'B', Short-term IDR of 'B' and the international bonds issued under New York Law on Rating Watch Negative (RWN).

  • 30/10/2012 | World

    AMIA: Iran open to cooperate but denies responsibility

    Iran’s government rejected once more the involvement of any Iranian citizen in the 1994 AMIA Jewish Centre terrorist bombing, but indicated to be ready to help into identifying those who could have committed the attack.

  • 30/10/2012 | Argentina

    S&P downgrades Argentina's rating on 'vulture funds' ruling

    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services reported it has downgraded Argentina's sovereign credit rating from "B" to "B-," following the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling over "vulture funds."

  • 30/10/2012 | Argentina

    Standard & Poor's complete report

  • 30/10/2012 | Sports

    Sabella unveils list of players to face Saudi Arabia

    Argentina's national football team's coach, Alejandro Sabella, unveiled the list of players summoned for th friendly match against Saudi Arabia to be held on November 14 in Riyadh.

  • 31/10/2012 | Argentina

    AMIA: Timerman announces new negotiations with Iran scheduled for November

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced at the Government House that new negotiations between diplomatic representatives of Argentina and Iran over the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack, will take place before the end of Novemeber.

  • 31/10/2012 | Argentina

    Bond prices sink, risk spread grows after S&P downgrade

    The price of benchmark bonds in dollars sank as much as 7 percent in early over-the-counter trade today, a day after Standard & Poor's downgraded the country's sovereign credit rating.

  • 31/10/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina loses EU preferential import scheme

    The EU has issued today its revised import preference scheme - known as the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) - for developing countries most in need which will take effect from 1 January 2014, revealing that Argentina will no longer benefit.

  • 31/10/2012 | Argentina

    Argentine Embassy to be opened in Republic of Suriname

    The national government published a decree today confirming the opening of an Argentine Embassy in the Republic of Suriname, formally known as Dutch Guiana, located in the northern area of South America.

  • 01/11/2012 | Argentina

    CFK assures Argentina will make bond payments 'in dollars'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured today that Argentina's dollar-denominated debt bonds are to be “paid in dollars” whilst criticizing a New York appeals court ruling that could force the country to repay creditors who have sued to collect on bonds in default since 2002, in a speech at the Government House today.

  • 01/11/2012 | Sports

    Del Potro, Mónaco ousted from Paris Masters

    Argentine tennis players Juan Martín del Potro and Juan Mónaco were ousted almost simultaneously in the pre-quarter finals of the Paris Masters.

  • 02/11/2012 | Latin America

    Paraguay to complain over Argentina's Customs controls

    Paraguay will protest against a Customs' measure applied by Argentina that, according to local merchants, it endangers the exports, President Federico Franco reported.

  • 02/11/2012 | World

    South Africa admits Espora corvette could also be impounded

    A month after the Libertad frigate was impounded, South African Foreign Affairs Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane confirmed that the Navy's Espora corvette moored at Cape Town could be retained over a lawsuit filed by vulture fund.

  • 04/11/2012 | Argentina

    CB governor lashes out at vulture funds in Mexico

    Central Bank governor Mercedes Marcó del Pont warned today that 2actions carried out by vulture funds should be a global cause of concern,2 as she took part of a meeting of central bank heads, ahead of the G20 finance ministers summit in Mexico.

  • 05/11/2012 | Argentina

    AMIA case: Prosecutor asks Timerman to handle negotiations report

    Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, currently handling the investigation into the terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre in 1994, requested Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman reveal the diplomatic negotiations held between Argentina and Iran last week.

  • 05/11/2012 | Culture

    Filmmaker Leonardo Favio dies

  • 05/11/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina to fight US court ruling on debt,' Lorenzino says

    Argentina will use all legal means to defend its position against a US court ruling that would force the country to repay creditors who sued to collect on defaulted Argentine bonds, Economy Minister Hernan Lorenzino said.

  • 06/11/2012 | Sports

    Ferrer beats Del Potro in London Masters debut

    Juan Martín Del Potro, Argentina's top-seeded player, lost to Spain's David Ferrer (4) by 6-3, 3-6 and 6-4, in his debut at London Masters' Group B.

  • 07/11/2012 | Sports

    FIFA ranking: Argentina climb 3rd

    With plenty of movement in the latest edition of the FIFA World Ranking, Spain at top and Germany in second-placed remain unchallenged, while Argentina’s move into third place following wins over Uruguay and Chile edging Portugal down to fourth.

  • 07/11/2012 | Sports

    Arsenal, first champion of Supercopa Argentina Cup

    Arsenal defeated Boca Juniors in a penalty definition and was crowned the first champion of the Supercopa Argentina Cup.

  • 08/11/2012 | World

    8N pots banging in Australia

    A group of Argentine expats have anticipated tonight’s march against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration and set a pot-bashing protest in front of the Argentine Consulate in Sydney, Australia.

  • 08/11/2012 | Sports

    Del Potro beats Tipsarevic, renews chances at London Masters

    Argentina's top-seeded tennis player, Juan Martín Del Potro, defeated Serb Janko Tipsarevic by 6-0 and 6-4, and will now face Swiss Roger Federer to define who will play in the London Masters' semis.

  • 08/11/2012 | Argentina

    Fiscal surplus climbs 19.1% in September

    The fiscal surplus has reached 534.8 million pesos in September, 19.1 percent higher than the volume registered during the same month in 2011, according to Economy Ministry.

  • 09/11/2012 | World

    Griesa urges Gov't to revise position, pay to vulture funds

    US Judge Thomas Griesa urged Argentina to comply with the recent ruling which orders to compensate the bondholders that did not participate in both debt restructuring of the country.

  • 11/11/2012 | Argentina

    UN ‘concerned’ about Argentina-UK Malvinas tensions

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the international body aims to see the conflict between Argentina and Britain over the Malvinas, Sandwich, and South Georgia islands sovereignty resolved through dialogue, but also made clear that the UK hasn’t yet accepted the UN’s intermediation.

  • 11/11/2012 | Culture

    Zagreb Saxophone Quartet hits La Boca

    Sponsored by Croatia’s Embassy in Argentina, the virtuous and worldwide known Zagreb Saxophone Quartet arrives to Argentina to delight music lovers with a plethora of diverse repertoire at the Usina del Arte in La Boca on November 29.

  • 11/11/2012 | Argentina

    Ghana to cut water, power, fuel supply to Libertad frigate

    The Ghana national government threatened to cut off supplies to the ARA Libertad frigate after crew members prevented Ghanaian port authorities from boarding and moving the detained ship to another port. The government will today present a “failure to comply” court order to the Ghanaian justice system.

  • 11/11/2012 | Sports

    Messi passes Pelé's goal mark, nears Mueller

    Lionel Messi keeps making history. Barcelona and Argentina's forward netted twice against Mallorca and has beaten - with 76 - Brazilian player Pelé's record of goals scored in one calendar year.

  • 12/11/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina to sue Ghana before int'l court if frigate not liberated

    Speaking to reporters, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman explained that "Tuesday is the deadline for Ghana's national government to lift the embargo of the Libertad frigate, recognizing the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas."

  • 12/11/2012 | Argentina

    CFK warns against those 'who seek the return of the ultra-conservative regime that destroyed Argentina'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led a rally along with Santa Fe Governor Antonio Bonfatti, to inaugurate a rolled steel industrial plant in the city of Villa Constitución.

  • 13/11/2012 | Argentina

    World Bank: Middle class now rivals poor in Argentina

    Between 2003 and 2009, the number of middle class inhabitants has been doubled in Argentina, from 9.3 million to 18.6 million, according to the World Bank.

  • 14/11/2012 | Argentina

    Lorenzino: 'We created subsidy register for the state to intervene intelligently'

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino and Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof spoke to reporters today over the launch of a register which will include public policies related to production incentives.

  • 14/11/2012 | Sports

    Messi fails in record bid as Saudis hold Argentina

    Lionel Messi failed in his bid to set an outright record for the most Argentina goals in a calendar year as his side were held 0-0 by Frank Rijkaard's Saudi Arabia in a friendly at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh.

  • 15/11/2012 | Argentina

    Hostage situation in Lomas de Zamora Courts ends

    An inmate who identified himself as “Pablo Palmito” and had taken two people hostage in a Lomas de Zamora courthouse after being escorted there to file a report on his request, turned himself to police after more than 3 hours of high tension.

  • 15/11/2012 | Argentina

    CFK: ‘Some try to convince Argentines that State is just a nuisance’

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner asked the Argentine society to “defend” the democratic system and warned “those sectors that are always trying to convince Argentines that the State is a bump in the road for the freedom of market”, during a speech given in General Rodríguez, Buenos Aires.

  • 16/11/2012 | Sports

    Independiente's president says gov't pledged full support and 'CFK was very worried'

    Cabinet Chief Abal Medina met today at the Govermnent House with Security Secreatary Sergio Berni and the president of Independient club, Javier Cantero after the volent incidents at Independiente's stadium which last Wednesday forced authorities to suspend the match against Belgrano.

  • 16/11/2012 | World

    Libertad frigate: UN Tribunal sets date for Argentina-Ghana hearing

    The Foreign Ministry today informed the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea proposed November 29 and 30 as the days to hold the hearings between Argentina and Ghana over the seizure of the ARA Libertad Frigate at Ghana's Tema Port.

  • 16/11/2012 | Argentina

    Macri assures 'investors don't trust in Argentina'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri assured that "investors are turning their back to us, because they don't trust Argentina and prefer to invest their money in other regional country, as Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Colombia."

  • 17/11/2012 | Argentina

    'Relations between Spain and Argentina are good'

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured that the relation with Spain is good, after he met with Spanish counterpart José Manuel García Margallo in Cádiz during the Ibero-American summit.

  • 18/11/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina not going into default,' says Lorenzino

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino said that "the only possibility" contemplated on regards Argentina's debt is "to meet all payments” of creditors that entered debt swaps after the 2001 default and said the country "cannot and will not enter in default."

  • 18/11/2012 | Argentina

    ‘We're witnessing the end of the Kirchnerite era,’ UCR’s Sanz

    National Senator Ernesto Sanz (Radical Party) said today that though that massive demonstration that took the streets on November 8 was "a message for all politicians in general", Argentina is witnessing "the end of the Kirchnerite era." 

  • 19/11/2012 | Sports

    Sabella unveils list of players to face Brazil

    Midfielders Oscar Ahumada (All Boys), Francisco Cerro and Iván Bella (Vélez Sársfield) and Pablo Pérez (Newell's) are some of the new players summoned by Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella to play on Wednesday against Brazil for the second leg of the Americas Superclassic Cup.

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    Massive picketing isolates City

  • 20/11/2012 | Culture

    Argentine TV actors thrive at International Emmy's

    Argentine talent was in full force at the International Emmy Awards last night in New York City, winning two acting awards for participations in an Argentine television show.

  • 21/11/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't confirms third yearly raise on domestic flights tickets

    The Government has authorized a 20% raise on domestic flights ticket -the third of the year- as it was published today in the Official Gazette.

  • 21/11/2012 | Argentina

    Libertad frigate: Ghana judge rejects Argentina's bid to drop case

    Ghana rejected today Argentina’s plea for Accra City’s Commercial Tribunal to drop the case that kept the Libertad navy training frigate impounded at Tema port since October 2nd.

  • 21/11/2012 | Sports

    Argentina's Figallo banned for three weeks

    Argentina prop Juan Figallo was banned for three weeks for head-butting France captain Pascal Pape in his side's 39-22 loss on Saturday.

  • 22/11/2012 | Argentina

    US court orders Argentina to pay bond holders in 'vultures' row

    Argentina suffered a stinging blow late last night, when New York federal judge Thomas Griesa, citing threats by the country's leaders to defy his rulings in a decade-old dispute over defaulted sovereign bonds, ordered immediate payment.

  • 22/11/2012 | Argentina

    Lower House Kirchnerite leader says ruling is ‘reprehensible’

    The leader of the Kirchnerite caucus in the Lower House, Agustín Rossi, referred to the recent ruling signed by US District Judge Thomas Griesa against Argentina saying it is “reprehensible”.

  • 22/11/2012 | Argentina

    Read the ruling against Argentina

    Click here to get access to the complete text of the ruling signed by US District Judge Thomas Griesa against Argentina.

  • 22/11/2012 | Argentina

    De Vido accuses former economy ministers of 'giving away Argentina’s sovereign jurisdiction'

    Planning Minister Julio De Vido was the first Cabinet member to come on stage today after the ruling against Argentina over vulture funds.

  • 22/11/2012 | Sports

    Argentina make three changes to face Ireland

    Argentina have made four changes, three in the backs, to face Ireland in Dublin in the third and final test of their European tour on Saturday.

  • 22/11/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina says Judge Griesa's ruling 'unfair,' to request revision on Monday

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino assured during a press conference that "paying off the vulture funds is illegal," and said that the ruling by US District Judge Thomas Griesa against Argentina is "unfair." The minister also warned that Griesa's ruling might affect the international financial system, and the country as well.

  • 23/11/2012 | Sports

    Argentina race dropped from 2013 MotoGP calendar

    Argentina's MotoGP race next year has been dropped from the calendar and will not be replaced after motorcycling bosses ran out of time to solve a row involving Spanish oil firm Repsol and the Spanish and Argentine governments.

  • 26/11/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina appeals whole bond ruling

    Argentina went to an appeals court in New York to challenge the ruling of US Judge Thomas Griesa, who last week issued a decision that raised the spectre of a technical default.

  • 26/11/2012 | World

    Bond-holders appeal US court ruling too

    Investors holding US$1 billion worth of restructured Argentine debt appealed to US Distrct Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling that they fear would trigger another default and prevent them from being paid principal and interest due on their bonds next month.

  • 26/11/2012 | Latin America

    Paraguay finds oil near border with Argentina

    Paraguayan president Federico Franco announced that starting in 2013, his country will become an oil producing nation, after a recent discovery made close to the border with Argentina.

  • 26/11/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: Gov't rejects British accusations of 'maritime insecurity'

    Argentine ambassador to London Alicia Castro rejected before the International Maritime Organization (IMO) an accusation by the United Kingdom regarding maritime security in Argentine waters and the sailing of British and Malvinas Islands ships that dock in local ports.

  • 27/11/2012 | Argentina

    Government leaves open door for new debt swap

    After the appeal filed by Argentina in a New York’s court, Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino didn't rule out a possible third debt exchange for bondholders who did not enter the two previous ones “if required by the Justice of the US, but only if it contemplates a similar offer to that made in 2010."

  • 27/11/2012 | Argentina

    Fitch downgrades Argentina on 'probable default'

    Fitch Ratings agency announced it has downgraded Argentina's long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating from "B" to "CC," with a negative outlook, as it sees a "probable default" if the country misses its payment to holdout investors.

  • 27/11/2012 | Argentina

    'Foreign countries have the right to think Argentina won't keep its commitments'

    Córdoba province Governor José Manuel De la Sota said today that foreign countries have a "right to think that Argentina will not fullfill its commitments,” as he visited Brazil.

  • 28/11/2012 | Argentina

    Government will ask SC to declare fuel tax unconstitutional

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino and Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof rejected in a press conference this morning a fuel tax implemented in Córdoba province.

  • 28/11/2012 | World

    UN maritime organization confirms Frigate cannot be impounded

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) certified that the Libertad Frigate is a military vessel, therefore, it can not be impounded, Argentina's ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro, reported.

  • 28/11/2012 | World

    US Appeals Court grants emergency halt on Argentine bond payment

    A US appeals court yesterday granted an emergency stay order that gives Argentina more time to argue against making a $1.33 billion payment to investors who rejected two debt restructurings in the nation's 2002 sovereign debt default.

  • 29/11/2012 | Argentina

    Senate approves capital markets regulation bill

    The Upper House of Congress approved today a government-sponsored bill to regulate capital markets by 40 votes in favour and 22 against.

  • 29/11/2012 | Multimedia

    'Trending Now' with Adrian Bono

    This week, Adrian explains some of the most popular trending topics on Twitter Argentina, including New York Judge Thomas Griesa, the 7D deadline and River Plate's search for a new coach.

  • 30/11/2012 | Argentina

    Libertad frigate hearings continue in Hamburg

    Argentina’s dispute with Ghana over the detention of the Libertad training frigate in Tema port had its second day of hearings today at the Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

  • 01/12/2012 | Argentina

    AMIA probe: Argentina to launch new action plan for Iran talks

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman confirmed today that there were new meetings with envoys of the Iranian government over the probe handling the AMIA bombing, and assured that Argentina will present a new action plan in the next few weeks.

  • 02/12/2012 | World

    'Vulture fund' appeals ruling favouring Argentina

    Elliot Associates LP, a so-called “vulture fund”, appealed the recent decision by a federal appeals court in New York to suspend Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling against Argentina.

  • 03/12/2012 | Sports

    Vélez Sárfield win ninth league title

    Top-scorer Facundo Ferreyra struck twice to give Vélez Sársfield a 2-0 home win over Unión which clinched Argentina's "Inicial" championship.

  • 03/12/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at AR$4.855

  • 03/12/2012 | Argentina

    Repsol files ICSID complaint against Argentina

    Spain's Repsol SA filed a complaint against Argentina before the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) today over its nationalization of energy company YPF SA, a source familiar with the matter told reporters.

  • 04/12/2012 | Argentina

    Ecuador's Correa to lobby Argentina on Chevron case

    Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, said he would discuss a lawsuit against Chevron for environmental damage in Ecuador's jungle areas with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez after plaintiffs took their case to that country.

  • 05/12/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina complains to WTO over US, European trade curbs

    Argentina has filed complaints with the World Trade Organization against the United States over limits on beef and lemon shipments, and against the European Union for curbs on biodiesel, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said.

  • 05/12/2012 | Sports

    Goalless draw in Tigre-San Pablo first leg of Sudamericana final

    Tigre drew without goals with Brazil's San Pablo during the first leg of the Sudamericana Cup, held in Boca Juniors' stadium.

  • 06/12/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina regrets US, EU 'untimely' accusations before WTO

    In a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry, the local Government said that the accusations made by the US and the EU against Argentina before the WTO are “untimely.”

  • 07/12/2012 | Argentina

    Media Law: US 'watching the process closely'

    The US State Department Spokesman Mark Toner spoke about Argentina during a news conference and referred to the media law and the dispute between the executive and the judiciary powers.

  • 07/12/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't: 'Argentina has just gone through a week of judiciary disgrace'

    Cabinet Chief Abal Medina came on stage today after an Appeals court yesterday favoured Clarín media group by extending an injunction it had placed on an article of the Media Law.

  • 07/12/2012 | Argentina

    YPF sees deals with Bridas, Chevron before end 2012

    Energy company YPF expects to finalise an agreement with Bridas Holding for it to make a substantial invesmtent in YPF's shale assets before the end of 2012, YPF's chief executive said today.

  • 07/12/2012 | Argentina

    'We are tired of the EU calling Argentina protectionist,' CFK says

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gave a speech at the Summit for Heads of State of Mercosur and Associated States taking place in Brasilia today where affirmed that the country was “tired of being called protectionist by the European Union.”

  • 07/12/2012 | Argentina

    SC holds emergency meeting to analyse gov't's 'per saltum' plea

    The Supreme Court today held an emergency meeting to analyse the government’s ‘per saltum’ plea that sought to get the annulment of a ruling which yesterday extended an injunction placed by Clarín media group on Article 161 of the Media Law.

  • 07/12/2012 | Latin America

    CFK holds bilateral meeting with Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a bilateral meeting with her Brazilian counterpart, Dilma Rousseff, after participating in the Mercosur Summit held this morning in Brasilia.

  • 10/12/2012 | Culture

    Madonna arrives in Argentina for her MDNA Tour shows

    Madonna arrived in Buenos Aires under tight security to prepare for her River Plate shows on December 13, 15 and 22.

  • 11/12/2012 | Sports

    'I've always wanted to visit Argentina, and Juan made it possible,' Federer

    On the verge of their two exhibition matches, Roger Federer and Juan Martín del Potro gave a press conference today in Northern Greater Buenos Aires district of Tigre in company of Argentine tennis legend Guillermo Vilas, and local mayor Sergio Massa.

  • 11/12/2012 | Sports

    'Messi still plays like a teenager,' Vilanova says

    One of Lionel Messi's key strengths is that his approach to the game is the same now as it was when he was a teenager, his Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova said of the record-breaking Argentine today.

  • 12/12/2012 | Latin America

    Panama embroils Argentina in its eighth WTO dispute since May

    Panama filed a dispute against Argentina at the World Trade Organization today, alleging the government of Cristina Fernandez had broken WTO rules by discriminating against imports of goods and services.

  • 12/12/2012 | Argentina

    IDB grants $6B loan to Argentina

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a credit programme for Argentina of $6 billion dollars until 2015, destined to works in the region known as Norte Grande, and Greater Buenos Aires, the Economy Ministry stated in a communiqué.

  • 13/12/2012 | World

    'Argentina 19 times worst place to be born than 25 years ago,' The Economist

    The Economist has released today its 2013 where-to-be-born index, which measures which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead. Argentina appears as a 19 times worst place to be born than first index published in 1988.

  • 13/12/2012 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Argentina close to reaching automobile trade agreement with Mexico'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the Government is in the process of reaching an automobile trade agreement with Mexico.

  • 13/12/2012 | Argentina

    IMF confirms December report, no action until 2013

    The board of directors of the International Monetary Fund (FMI) will not make any decision over Argentina at least until next year, although it will send a report on Monday, the fund's spokesman, Gerry Rice, said.

  • 13/12/2012 | Argentina

    CFK ratifies Argentina to pay $3.5 billion in GDP-bonds

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that “against all foreign and domestic attempts” at stopping it, Argentina will pay on Friday $3.5 billion dollars in GDP-bonds, which represents the largest payment to private bondholders since 2001.

  • 13/12/2012 | Argentina

    'Trending Now' with Adrian Bono

    Adrian Bono returns with the latest edition of Trending Now, exploring the most talked about news on Twitter in Argentina this week.

  • 15/12/2012 | Argentina

    UN court orders Libertad frigate release, to arrive in Argentina on Jan 9

    UN’s International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ordered the release of the Libertad naval training ship which was detained in Ghana at the request of holders of defaulted Argentine state bonds. Later, Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli stated that the frigate will arrive in Argentina on January 9.

  • 15/12/2012 | Argentina

    CFK says 'the Frigate is coming back'

    "Once more we comply, the Frigate is coming back," was the first statement given by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner over the ruling of the UN's International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to release the Libertad frigate.

  • 17/12/2012 | Argentina

    Government notifies Clarín to transfer licenses

    Martín Sabatella, the head of AFSCA media watchdog this morning notified Grupo Clarín that it is required to start the process to transfer its licenses today while the group has already appealed judge Horacio Alfonso’s decision on the Media Law’s constitutionality.

  • 17/12/2012 | Argentina

    'Libertad frigate heading home on Wednesday,' Defence Minister

    Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli, confirmed this morning that Argentine navy training ship ARA Libertad will sail from Ghana, where it’s been seized since October, this Wednesday to arrive to the Buenos Aires port on January 9.

  • 17/12/2012 | Argentina

    IMF board to discuss Argentina's official index in January

    The board of directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will visit Argentina by the end of January to debate the country's improvement in the quality of its official economic index, IMF spokesman announced yesterday.

  • 18/12/2012 | Argentina

    President meets with head of Catholic Church

    Two weeks after the Catholic Church issued a statement warning of ‘irreconcilable divisions’ in Argentine society, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner meets with José María Arancedo, head of the Argentine Episcopal Synod.

  • 18/12/2012 | World

    UK names Argentine Antarctic territory 'Queen Elizabeth land'

    UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague today announced a large tract of Antarctic Territory claimed by Argentina is to be named Queen Elizabeth Land.

  • 21/12/2012 | Argentina

    'Rural Society seizure is a retaliation for the Resolution 125'

    Following a government's decree seizing the Rural Society grounds, its president Luis Miguel Etchevehere, came on stage today to say the decision is "an attack against the farming sector."

  • 21/12/2012 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at AR$4.91

  • 21/12/2012 | World

    New Governor appointed in Malvinas Islands

    The Malvinas Islands government announced today the appointment of Mr Colin Roberts CVO as the next Governor of the Malvinas Islands.

  • 21/12/2012 | World

    WB tribunal accepts Repsol complaint over YPF takeover

    The World Bank's arbitration body started moving ahead this week on a complaint by Spanish oil major Repsol over Argentina's expropriation of its controlling stake in energy company YPF.

  • 21/12/2012 | Multimedia

    'Trending now' with Adrián Bono

    It's this end-of-the-world special edition of the Trending Now webisodes, Adrian Bono explains how Carlos Bianchi, Uritorco and Libertad could be the last trending topics you see before the universe evaporates.

  • 22/12/2012 | Argentina

    Looting: Nearly 500 arrested in Greater BA

    Close to 500 people were arrested in connection to the looting attacks carried out on various supermarkets in Greater Buenos Aires, particularly in the area that was hardest-hit on Friday; San Fernando.

  • 24/12/2012 | Argentina

    Pignanelli assures nationwide looting was 'orchestrated'

    The head of Smata, Ricardo Pignanelli, today assured last week's nationwide looting was "orchestrated", although he warned "evidence must be found" to accuse any sector for these events.

  • 26/12/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't says Spain lifted biodiesel imports restriction

    Spain has lifted the biodiesel imports restrictions that had applied months ago after a bilateral dispute, the government announced after presenting a complaint before the World Trade Organization (WTO).

  • 27/12/2012 | World

    Canadian oil company completes shale well in Neuquén

    An unconventional shale exploration well was successfully completed by Canadian company Americas Petrogas in the Vaca Muerta oil field located in Neuquén province, it was reported in a press release.

  • 28/12/2012 | Argentina

    Accident on Argentina-Chile border kills five

    Five people were killed and 22 injured today after a coach and a truck collided, on the Argentine border with Chile in Mendoza province.

  • 29/12/2012 | Argentina

    ARA Libertad sails past Brazil, Mar del Plata bound

    The ARA Libertad frigate, an Argentine navy training ship, is currently sailing close to the city of Salvador de Bahía in Brazil, some 1,350 kilometres from the coast, on its way to Argentina. The ship is expected to arrive in Mar del Plata port on January 9th, the Defence Ministry said.

  • 01/01/2013 | Argentina

    US climber dies at Aconcagua

    A US climber was found dead at the Aconcagua mountain, being the second member of the expedition that died trying to reach the top of the highest mountain in América, authorities reported.

  • 04/01/2013 | Argentina

    The Sun's advert in the Herald

  • 05/01/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina reacts to British answer on Malvinas sovereignty

    Tensions flared between Argentina and the UK following President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to reopen the Malvinas Islands sovereignty talks and The Sun's advert published in yesterday's Herald.

  • 05/01/2013 | Sports

    Dakar 2013 kicks off with quads, bikes

    The 34 edition of the Rally Dakar kicked off with the first bikes and quads from the beaches in Lima, Peru, in a competition that will also reach Argentina and end at Chile.

  • 06/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Court goes beyond all bounds

    In her first political statements of the year, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner harshly criticized the judiciary, especially the Civil and Commercial Court, for accepting the Argentine Rural Society’s request to suspend an executive decree expropriating their fairgrounds in Palermo.

  • 06/01/2013 | World

    UK to defend Malvinas from Argentina, says PM Cameron

    After Argentina urged the UK to abide by a UN resolution to "negotiate a solution" to the dispute over the Malvinas, South Georgia, and South Sandwich islands, British PM said he’s "absolutely clear" that Britain would defend the Islands in the face of mounting pressure from Argentina.

  • 07/01/2013 | Argentina

    Pichetto doubts Congress support for CFK third period

    The head of the Victory Front’s bloc in the Senate, Miguel Angel Pichetto, acknowledged the government will need to reach large "political consensus" with the opposition in order to reform the constitution and enable a third period for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 08/01/2013 | Sports

    Patronelli leads the way through the desert

    Argentine quad rider Marcos Patronelli ratified his position after winning the fourth stage of the Rally Dakar 2013, which covers 288 kilometres from the Peruvian towns of Nazca and Arequipa.

  • 09/01/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman to travel to Caracas in support of Chávez

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner designated Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman to represent the country in the events taking place tomorrow in the Venezuelan capital.

  • 09/01/2013 | Sports

    Patronelli unapproachable in Chile

  • 09/01/2013 | Argentina

    'Nobody will obtain anything from Argentina through extortion,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that her administration will continue to resist pressure and warned that "through extortion and by force nobody will obtain anything from Argentina," as she led a ceremony to celebrate of the return of Frigate Libertad at the Mar del Plata port.

  • 10/01/2013 | Economy

    Argentina losing LNG supplies to Brazil, Japan, South Korea

    Stiff competition from drought hit Brazil and energy hungry Asia is posing difficulties for Argentina in its hunt for vital supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for 2013, trade sources said.

  • 11/01/2013 | Sports

    Argentina lose to Paraguay in South American Cup

    Argentina's U-20 national football team failed to achieve its first victory in the South American Cup after being defeated by Paraguay by 2-1.

  • 13/01/2013 | Sports

    U-20: Argentina in need of a victory

    Argentina will play against Bolivia today in the under-20 South American Championship and, after losing the first two matches of the tournament, they need a victory in order to have the possibility of qualifying for the World Cup that will take place in Turkey.

  • 13/01/2013 | Sports

    Argentina tie with Bolivia, remain on the brink of elimination

    The Argentine football team seemed disingenuous for 90 minutes and ended up tied 2-2 with Bolivia in the third round of the Sub 20 South American Championship, taking place in Mendoza and San Juan.

  • 14/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with UAE's President

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with United Arab Emirates’ President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan to discuss possible food and nuclear energy agreements between the two countries as well the opening of a UAE’s trade bureau in Buenos Aires.

  • 14/01/2013 | Sports

    Tevez misses national team days

    Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez, who’s been absent at the national team since Coach Alejandro Sabella took the reigns by the end of 2011, revealed today that “even though always feel like playing for Argentina, I assume and understand that the team doesn’t need me right now.”

  • 16/01/2013 | Sports

    Patronelli still leads overall ranking

    Australian Paul Smith ended up first in the eleventh stage of the Rally Dakar, while Argentina's Marcos Patronelli was in the third place, but still head the overall ranking.

  • 17/01/2013 | Argentina

    IMF board of directors to discuss Argentine statistics on February 1st

    The board of directors of the International Monetary Fund will review Argentine statistics on February 1st, managing director Christine Lagarde announced today.

  • 17/01/2013 | Multimedia

    'Trending Now' with Adrian Bono Deputy Editor Adrian Bono hosts a new episode of Trending Now, where he explores some of the most-talked about topics on Twitter in Argentina.

  • 18/01/2013 | Argentina

    Malvinas gov't sets referendum date and question

    The Malvinas Islands government announced the date on which a referendum in order to enable islanders to express their view on the political status of the islands will be held.

  • 21/01/2013 | Sports

    Captain Jaite names Davis Cup team

    Argentina’s Davis Cup captain Martín Jaite has called David Nalbandián, Juan Mónaco, Horacio Zeballos, and Carlos Berlocq to be part of the squad hat will face Germany on February 1-3 at Parque Roca stadium in Buenos Aires. 

  • 25/01/2013 | Argentina

    'Vulture funds' say Argentina must pay up

    Investors who refused to join two sovereign debt restructurings by Argentina urged a US court to force the country to pay them.

  • 27/01/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina, Iran sign agreement toward solving AMIA case

    A “Memorandum of Understanding” between the governments of Argentina and Iran intended to resolve the 1994 terrorist bombing of the Argentine-Jewish Community Centre AMIA in Buenos Aires was signed today according to the Presidential web site.

  • 27/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Piñera, closes Chilean tour

    On the last day of his stay in Chile, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a series of private meetings with leaders in the final day of the European Union (EU) and Latin American and Caribbean States Community (CELAC) summit held in Santiago de Chile.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    AMIA: Israel 'surprised' by Argentina-Iran deal

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry communicated to be “surprised” by the deal signed between Argentina and Iran to establish an independent international “truth commission” in the investigation of the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    WTO creates resolution panels to address Argentina's trade claims

    The World Trade Organization decided to implement two dispute resolution panels, one to probe accusations of unfair trade practices against Argentina by the US, the EU and Japan and another regarding Argentina’s claim that US-sanctioned measures affect their meat exports.

  • 29/01/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman meets with DAIA, AMIA and relatives of victims, rejects criticism

    After meeting with officials from the AMIA and DAIA Jewish organizations and relatives of the 1994 bombing victims, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured that the agreement with Iran to create a truth commission “does not ignore the local justice system’s investigation.”

  • 29/01/2013 | Sports

    Tigre win 3-0 to reach Libertadores Cup group stage

    Tigre put in an excellent performance to beat Venezuela’s Deportivo Anzoátegui 3-0 in the away leg of the Libertadores Cup preliminary round to win on a 5-1 aggregate and qualify for first round group 2.

  • 30/01/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Timerman denies third-party intervention on Iran deal

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured today that “no third party intervened in the ‘memorandum of understanding’ signed by Iran and Argentina which enables the latter to question Iranian citizens linked to the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Centre.”

  • 30/01/2013 | Multimedia

    'Trending Now' with Adrian Bono Deputy Editor Adrian Bono hosts a new episode of Trending Now, where he explores some of the most talked-about topics on Twitter in Argentina. Featuring this week: #AFA, #MAXIMA, #AMIA and #GANANCIAS.

  • 01/02/2013 | Argentina

    Malvinas: new round of diplomatic tension between Argentina, UK

    Both Argentine and UK governments came on stage today after Foreign Minister Hector Timerman rejected to attend a meeting called by London over Malvinas, prompting another diplomatic battle between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Islands' sovereignty.

  • 01/02/2013 | World

    IMF issues 'vote of no confidence' against Argentina

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a "vote of no confidence" against Argentina after considering it "has not done enough" to improve its statistics' measurement as required by the organization.

  • 01/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA rejects Argentina-Iran deal

    The head of the AMIA, Guillermo Borger, confirmed its rejection towards the deal signed between Argentina and Iran to create an independent international “truth commission” in the investigation of the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.

  • 02/02/2013 | Economy

    IMF ‘censures’ Argentina over INDEC data

    Argentina became the first country censured by the International Monetary Fund for not sharing accurate data on inflation and economic growth under a procedure which could end in expulsion.

  • 02/02/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina aims at bond 'holdouts' ahead of court showdown

    Argentina has made its final written arguments ahead of a February 27 US courtroom showdown against "holdout" bondholders demanding 100 cents on the dollar for debt that the South American country defaulted on more than a decade ago.

  • 02/02/2013 | Sports

    Davis Cup: Argentina eases into quarterfinals

    Argentina reaches the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a 3-0 unbeaten lead after two days of competition as Nalbandian-Zeballos beat Kas-Kamke in four sets. They will next host France in April. Today, the reverse singles.

  • 03/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA, victims’ relatives question gov't solo move

    AMIA Jewish Community Centre President Guillermo Borger, said in a radio interview that the relatives of the victims of the 1994 bombing attack are going through a "difficult time" following the agreement between Argentina and Iran to create a commission to interrogate suspects.

  • 04/02/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman: 'Argentina is an incomplete country without Malvinas'

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman arrived in London today to meet with an Argentine-United Kingdom multi-party parliamentary group and the 18 pro-dialogue groups from across the European Union tomorrow.

  • 04/02/2013 | Argentina

    Lorenzino bashes IMF 'economical recipes'

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino bashed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by assuring that “its recipes include unemployment, higher taxes and level of international indebtedness.”

  • 04/02/2013 | Argentina

    Minister Kicillof booed at ferry liner

    Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof was booed by numerous passengers of a Buquebus ferry line boat as the official was returning from his summer house in Colonia del Sacramento in the neighboring country of Uruguay.

  • 05/02/2013 | Sports

    As Sabella has 'world's best player', Swedish feel the 'terror'

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has praised Lionel Messi as "more than a player" as his side prepares to take on Sweden on a Wednesday FIFA friendly in Stockholm.

  • 05/02/2013 | World

    EU sets new restrictions over Argentine biodiesel imports

    The European Committee has set new limits in biodiesel imports coming from Argentina and Indonesia, and determined that this product must be registered at Customs office before entering the EU territory.

  • 06/02/2013 | Sports

    Fix probe reopens questions about Argentina-Bolivia game

    A European police investigation into a huge football match-fixing and betting ring has reopened questions about an under-20 friendly between Argentina and Bolivia two years ago.

  • 07/02/2013 | Argentina

    Puricelli: Chilean marines xenophobic chantings 'unacceptable'

    Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli called today “unacceptable” the chantings of Chilean marines inciting to kill Argentines, Bolivians and Peruvians.

  • 07/02/2013 | Argentina

    CFK sends Argentina-Iran agreement to Congress

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced she would send to Congress the recent agreement reached between Argentina and Iran in order to investigate the AMIA bombing in 1994, and assured that “the Argentine Justice will not be obstructed.”

  • 08/02/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina to participate in International Fashion Showcase in London

    Argentine designers will have their chance to show their stuff this year at the International Fashion Showcase in London, hosted by the British Council and the British Fashion Council, displaying a diverse range of designs in the heart of the British capital.

  • 12/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA, DAIA urge lawmakers to vote against Iran deal

    Jewish Community Centre AMIA and DAIA leaders Guillermo Borger and Julio Schlosser today rejected one more time the agreement signed by the Argentine and Iranian governments last week to investigate the 1994 AMIA centre bombing which killed 85 people.

  • 13/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Jewish community calls for Iran deal annulment

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center came on stage today to reject the Argentina-Iran deal signed last week to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, following the rejection of AMIA and DAIA Jewish community centres.

  • 13/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA, DAIA 'strongly reject' Argentina-Iran accord before Congress

    The heads of the AMIA and DAIA Jewish umbrella organizations, Guillermo Borger and Julio Schlosser, strongly rejected the agreement signed between Argentina and Iran in order to create a truth commission looking to investigate the 1994 terrorist attack that left over 80 people dead.

  • 14/02/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman insists 'AMIA accord is a step forward'

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman came on stage today after the bill that aims to establish the agreement with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack as a treaty was cleared for debate yesterday at the Senate.

  • 14/02/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar moves up to AR$5.015; 'blue' climbs a cent to AR$7.66

    The US dollar moved up compared to yesterday's closing price after opening unchanged, trading at AR$4.965 (buying price) and AR$5.015 (selling price). In the informal market, the so-called "blue" dollar closed at  AR$7.63/AR$7.66, moving up from this morning's price.

  • 14/02/2013 | Argentina

    Shares slightly down

    Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index moved down by 0.1 percent to 3,303.79 points, gaining 15.6 percent so far in 2013

  • 14/02/2013 | Argentina

    Pro-government CGT warns of 'economic stagnation'

    The head of pro-government CGT umbrella labour union Antonio Caló warned that the economy has stagnated and insisted that price controls implemented by the government "are usless if they are not maintained over time."

  • 14/02/2013 | Multimedia

    'Trending Now' with Adrian Bono Deputy Editor Adrian Bono hosts an anti-Valentine's Day episode of Trending Now, where he explores some of the most talked-about topics on Twitter in Argentina.

  • 15/02/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman says AMIA: 'trying to stop investigation'

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman questioned the leaders of the AMIA Jewish community organization as well as opposition leaders who oppose the Argentina-Iran agreement to investigate the 1994 bombing, and assured that “they frighten people by talking about a third attack.”

  • 21/02/2013 | Economy

    Lorenzino: ‘Issuing debt is dangerous’

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino said that provinces that decide to issue debt in order to pay wages “are wandering down a dangerous road,” in reference to the financial situation of the BA Province, adding that “constant victimization is not appropriate.”

  • 21/02/2013 | World

    Malvinas: 1982 declassified docs reveal UK willing to concede port

    Declassified UK diplomacy secret documents reveal the exchange of information between a Chilean diplomat and a British diplomat including a handwritten piece which suggests, two weeks before the beginning of the war, that the British were willing to negotiate a naval settlement for Argentina in Malvinas.

  • 24/02/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina, hedge funds set for US appeals court battle

    A long-awaited showdown in a US appeals court next week pits Argentina against a group of investors who refused to swap their debt after the country's historic 2002 default.

  • 24/02/2013 | Argentina

    Botnia case might return to the Hague

    Kirchnerite Senator Pedro Guillermo Guastavino did not rule out the possibility of Argentina returning to the Hague’s International Court after accusing Uruguay’s government of “hindering” the dissemination of information regarding the pulp mill Botnia-UPM monitoring, located on the banks of the Uruguay River.

  • 24/02/2013 | Argentina

    Peronist Front to vote against AMIA accord

    The agreement with Iran to probe the 1994 AMIA terrorist bomb massacre continues to receive criticism from the Jewish community, while the dissident Peronists party announced that it will vote against the bill on Wednesday, when it is scheduled to be debated in the Lower House.

  • 24/02/2013 | World

    UK media says BA building missile to bring Malvinas within range

    British tabloid The Sunday Times indicated today that the Iran-Argentina accord on the investigation of the AMIA bombing case also hides a joint missile development project that could threaten and put the Malvinas Islands within range.

  • 25/02/2013 | World

    US won't recognise Malvinas islanders referendum

    US State Secretary John Kerry completed his first visit to the UK, where the official met his counterpart Foreign Secretary William Hague and told him that Washington will not recognize the result of next month's islanders referendum.

  • 25/02/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina accuses UK of sending nuclear weapons to Malvinas

    Argentina accused the UK of transporting nuclear armoury in submarines to the Malvinas Islands, violating the international treaties that set the zone as nuclear-free.

  • 27/02/2013 | Argentina

    MAIE sweep Argentine vote in Italian election

    The Associative Movement Italians Abroad (MAIE) gathered the majority of the votes cast in Argentina for this week’s Italian election. The coalition included Italian-Argentine Claudio Zin and Italian deputy Ricardo Merlo.

  • 27/02/2013 | Argentina

    Prosecutor declares Media Law Constitutional

    Prosecutor José María Medrano has declared that Argentina´s media law is constitutional in tune with a recent ruling by the Federal Judge Horacio Alfonso. The Civil and Commercial Court will now have to confirm or reject Alfonso´s decision.

  • 27/02/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina urges 'workable' solution to bondholder fight

    Argentina's defence urged a US appeals court today to come up with a "workable" solution to its long-running fight with so-called holdout bondholders, and assured the country will not pay an amount exceeding the one set in the debt-swaps.

  • 28/02/2013 | Argentina

    Lower House approves Iran accord

    After reaching quorum yesterday and a day-long debate, the Victory Front (FpV) and its allied parties passed into law the bill to give treaty status to the accord signed with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.

  • 02/03/2013 | Argentina

    Videla, Bignone to face 'Cóndor Plan' Trial

    Former dictators Jorge Rafael Videla and Reynaldo Bignone will be put on trial next Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the so called “Cóndor Plan” carried out by South American military dictatorships during the 70´s and 80’s.

  • 03/03/2013 | World

    Britain’s Governor in Malvinas accuses Argentina of 'making stuff up'

    Britain’s Governor in Malvinas Nigel Haywood accused Argentina of “making stuff up” in its relentless verbal assault on the UK and the Islands, in an interview with UK's media.

  • 04/03/2013 | Argentina

    Castro dismisses Malvinas Islands' vote

    A referendum on the fate of the Malvinas Islands is a publicity stunt with no legal status, Argentina's ambassador to Britain said, warning that oil exploitation around the territory was impossible without better regional ties.

  • 05/03/2013 | Argentina

    'Cóndor Plan' Trial begins

    The historic trial that will shed light on the “Cóndor Plan” –a joint, repressive strategy by South American dictatorships to suppress opposition in the 70s and 80s - began today at the Federal Court building of Comodoro Py.

  • 06/03/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Opposition requests accord delay

    Opposition deputies sent a letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner requesting that she “postpone the ratification of the treaty (with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack) until after the public trial over the (domestic) cover-up of the attack.”

  • 06/03/2013 | Argentina

    $11.05 billion pesos primary budget deficit

    Argentina posted a primary budget deficit of 11.05 billion pesos in December, compared with a 8.11 billion peso deficit in the same month a year earlier, the government said.

  • 10/03/2013 | Argentina

    Malvinas: first day of sovereignty referendum concludes

    Residents of the Malvinas Islands voted in the first of a two-day sovereignty referendum that seeks to counter Argentina's increasingly assertive claim over the British-ruled territory.

  • 10/03/2013 | World

    Cameron: ‘We won’t be intimidated by Argentina’

    British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that Britain “will protect” the people of the Malvinas Islands from the “intimidation and threats” of Argentina, which claims sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago.

  • 11/03/2013 | World

    Referendum: Islanders choose to remain UK overseas territory

    Residents of the Malvinas Islands voted "yes" in the sovereignty referendum to remain UK overseas territory, by 98.8 percent in favour.

  • 11/03/2013 | World

    What’s the deal with Obama and the Malvinas? US conservatives ask

    A video produced by US think tank "Heritage Foundation" addressed to US President Barack Obama intends to change the White House’s decision of not recognising the outcome of the Malvinas referendum.

  • 11/03/2013 | World

    British MP calls for Malvinas shared-sovereignty

    Britain’s MP George Galloway stated his country should share the Malvinas Islands, and lamented London’s decision of putting forward the ongoing referendum.

  • 11/03/2013 | Argentina

    Vale suspends potash mine project in Mendoza

    Brazilian mining giant Vale announced today it has suspended the US$5.9 billion Río Colorado potash project in Mendoza province.

  • 11/03/2013 | Argentina

    ‘For a referendum that is illegal, Argentina appears to be paying it a lot of attention,’ Malvinas gov’t

    By Adrian Bono - As the second day of the referendum takes place, Malvinas Legislative Assembly member Dick Sawle has an exclusive conversation with the Buenos Aires in which he discusses the 1982 war, the present of the islands and what he hopes today’s plebiscite will accomplish.

  • 12/03/2013 | World

    'Argentina should take careful note of this result,' Cameron

    UK Primer Minister David Cameron called on Argentina to respect the wishes of Malvinas Islanders, who have overwhelmingly voted to stay British.

  • 12/03/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina's Ambassador to London dismisses referendum

    Argentina's ambassador to London Alicia Castro dismissed the referendum held by Malvinas Islanders saying it is “a ploy that has no legal value”, and insisted that sovereignty claims are "over the territory and not the Islanders.

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    Violent eviction at cultural centre: 4 arrests, 16 injured

    An eviction carried out by BA city Metropolitan police in the San Martín Cultural Center resulted in 4 arrests and left at least 16 people injured -two of them by lead bullets- on Wednesday’s early morning.

  • 13/03/2013 | World

    Bergoglio delivers first blessing

    Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argetnina, delivered his first blessing to a huge crowd in St Peter's Square on Wednesday night, asking for the prayers of "all men and women of good will" to help him lead the Catholic Church.

  • 13/03/2013 | World

    Pope Francis welcome in Malvinas, says priest

    By Andrew Hughes. - The head of the Catholic Church in the Malvinas Islands, Monsignor Michael McMarcam, told the Herald that he was delighted by the news of Pope Francis’ election.

  • 13/03/2013 | Latin America

    Latin America’s pontiff

    By Carolina Barros.- The first Jesuit, Latin American and Argentine pope ever. Sounds like another case of “God is also Argentine,” that popular saying which offers so much consolation and hope in bleak times — not to mention “the hand of God.”

  • 14/03/2013 | Argentina

    Election astounds country

    By Santiago del Carril - Argentines were in complete disbelief yesterday after the Vatican announced the election of the first ever Latin American pope, the Argentine Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Church bells immediately began to throng throughout the whole country.

  • 14/03/2013 | World

    For electing him, Pope Francis tells cardinals: 'May God forgive you'

    "May God forgive you," Bergoglio said to the cardinals at a dinner, raising loud laughter, according to the Vatican’s Spoeksman, Federico Lombardi.

  • 14/03/2013 | World

    African, Asian Catholics see Pope Francis as force for renewal

    Catholics in Africa and Asia today greeted the election of Pope Francis from Argentina as a historic breakthrough that would pump the developing world's vital energy into a struggling Church and amplify the voice of the planet's poor.

  • 14/03/2013 | World

    With Francis, 'we'll have to get used to a new way of doing things'

    The Vatican, an age-old institution used to having almost everything done by the book, is bracing for the unscripted papacy. In less than 24 hours after he became the first non-European pope in some 1,300 years, Francis seemed to break more rules than his predecessor did in eight years.

  • 14/03/2013 | Argentina

    Against liberalism, critic of the IMF and foreign debt

    By Carlos Burgueño
    Harsh critic of free-market liberalism, the IMF and adjustment policies, and defender of the debt restructuring processes, Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, never refused to define where he stands when it comes down to economics, even in the most difficult moments.

  • 14/03/2013 | World

    European Commission questions Argentina's 'protectionism'

    The European Commission issued a report questioning what the organization considered the increase of “protectionist measures” applied by Argentina and Brazil and affirmed such moves affect products’ entry to the region.

  • 15/03/2013 | World

    Pope to cardinals: 'Let us never give in to the pessimism'

    Pope Francis today urged leaders of the Roman Catholic Church never to give in to discouragement and bitterness but to keep their eyes on their true mission.

  • 15/03/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Interpol assures red alerts on suspects will not be lifted

    In a press conference offered at the Government House today, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said the government received this morning a letter from Interpol stressing that the memorandum of understanding signed between the Argentinean and Iranian governments last month meant a “positive progress” for the investigation of the AMIA bombing.

  • 15/03/2013 | World

    Official translation of Pope Francis' first homily

    Pope Francis delivered his first homily last night in the Sistine Chapel, indicating the path he wanted the Catholic Church to take. Here is the Vatican's official translation of the homily, released today.

  • 15/03/2013 | World

    Vatican denies Pope Francis stayed silent during dictatorship

    The Vatican today strongly denied accusations by some critics in Argentina that Pope Francis stayed silent during systematic human rights abuses by the former military dictatorship. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told reporters the accusations "must be clearly and firmly denied." He added, "They reveal anti-clerical left-wing elements that are used to attack the Church."

  • 15/03/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to AR$5.10; blue to AR$8.05

    The US currency traded today half a cent higher at AR$ 5.045 (buying price) and AR$ 5.10 (selling price). The black market price or so-called "blue dollar" climbed six cents, trading at AR$8.03/AR$8.05.

  • 15/03/2013 | World

    UK's Cameron tells Pope over Malvinas: 'White smoke over the islands was clear'

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said today that Pope Francis had been wrong to say last year that Britain had "usurped" the Malvinas Islands from Argentina, saying he respectfully disagreed with the new Pontiff.

  • 15/03/2013 | World

    Moody's downgrades Argentina's foreign law bonds

    Moody's Investors Service has today lowered the rating of Argentina's foreign law bonds to Caa1. The downgrade reflects the increased default risk of these bonds deriving from ongoing legal proceedings in US courts, and differentiates this portion of Argentina's debt from the rest, according to a communiqué released today.

  • 17/03/2013 | Sports

    Boca Juniors tie with Argentinos

    Boca Juniors tied 1-1 with Argentinos at the Bombonera stadium despite their best efforts and having their eyes set on the cup. Bianchi's team managed to score a penalty but Caruso Lombardi's team managed to catch up with them.

  • 18/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK asks Pope for his 'holy intervention' over Malvinas case

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner told reporters to be surprised by the Pope Francis’ invitation to share lunch with her, and revealed she asked the pontiff for his "holy intervention" ovewr Malvinas case in a press release celebrated at the Vatican.

  • 18/03/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine credit card holders buying abroad now charged with 20% tax

    The government today announced it will increase the tax credit cards users are paying when they purchase goods abroad. According to an AFIP resolution the tax will rise from 15 to 20 percent. Buyers of tourist packages to travel abroad will also pay an extra 20 percent tax surcharge.

  • 18/03/2013 | World

    'Vatican has no role to play in Malvinas,' UK

    The United Kingdom played down the request made by President Cristina Fernández to Pope Francis to intervene in the Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute.

  • 19/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK, first head of state to salute Pope Francis

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was the first head of state to salute Pope Francis after the inauguration mass.

  • 20/03/2013 | World

    WTO scolds Argentina over trade policy, inflation figures

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the latest organization to criticize Argentina over its controversial inflation figures, and said local restrictions to imports put the pressure on prices.

  • 21/03/2013 | Argentina

    Pérez Esquivel meets Pope, rejects links to last dictatorship

    Pope Francis met today with Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel who defended the new pontiff against accusations of involvement with the last military dictatorship.

  • 21/03/2013 | Argentina

    Betnaza blasts 'the handling of the exchange rate'

    The vice-president of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) and director of Techint, Luis Betnaza, blasted the Government's "handling" of the exchange rate policies and considered that they only generate "speculations."

  • 22/03/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguay veep: Trade relations with Argentina 'at their worst moment'

    Uruguayan vice-president Danilo Astori said that trade relations with Argentina are “at their worst moment in a long time” and that the local Government’s recent measures on tour packagers greatly affect the neighbouring country.

  • 22/03/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina votes against Irán at UN Human Rights Council

    Amid tensions surrounding the Memorandum of Understanding over the AMIA case, Argentina has voted against Irán at the United Nations Human Rights Council that will keep investigating reports of human rights violations in the Islamic Republic.

  • 22/03/2013 | Sports

    Argentina beats Venezuela 2-0

    Argentina's national footbal team wins Venezuela 2-0 in the eliminatory round for the 2014 World Cup.

  • 23/03/2013 | World

    The world plunges into darkness for the 'Earth Hour'

    As part of the worldwide campaign “Earth Hour”, Sydney was one of the first cities to join the move that aims at battling climate change. In Argentina, when the clock strikes 8.30 pm, public buildings and national monuments like the Obelisk will be left in darkness.

  • 25/03/2013 | Sports

    Evo Morales to decorate Messi

    Ahead of Argentina’s World Cup qualifying match with Bolivia in La Paz tomorrow, Bolivian President Evo Morales yesterday revealed he is planning to decorate Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi, whom Morales said he “respects and admires” for his “human and sporting qualities.”

  • 25/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close lower

    After opening higher in the morning, the Merval benchmark stock index closed 0.73 per cent down at 3,404.90 points, rising 12.5% so far March and gaining 20.2 percent so far this year.

  • 26/03/2013 | Argentina

    US appeals court declines to rehear Argentina bond case

    A US appeals court denied Argentina's request to have all the judges on its court reconsider a ruling that favored creditors who did not participate in its two debt restructurings.

  • 26/03/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina renews Malvinas claims at UN Decolonization Committee

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman has met with the head of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization Ecuadorian ambassador Diego Morejón Pazmiño to address the dispute with the UK over the sovereignty of Malvinas Islands.

  • 26/03/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't, opposition clash over elections

    Lawmaker Francisco De Narváez said that claims by the Justicialist Party (PJ in Spanish) against the opposition’s electoral campaign launched prior to the legal term responds to an “authoritarian government that does not want to discuss ideas.”

  • 27/03/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks close lower

    The Merval benchmark stock index closed lower at 3,380.78 points, dropping 1.1 percent but improving 12.1 percent so far this month and 19.7 percent so far this year.

  • 28/03/2013 | Culture

    Cartoonist García Ferré dies

  • 28/03/2013 | World

    Pope urges Catholic priests to help poor, shun careerism

    Beginning a busy programme of Easter events, Pope Francis urged Catholic priests to devote themselves to helping the poor and suffering instead of worrying about careers as Church "managers."

  • 28/03/2013 | Argentina

    No Herald for a day

    There will be no issue of the newspaper today as kiosks will be closed on Good Friday. Stay informed with

  • 28/03/2013 | Argentina

    Berni: 'We do not have a nationwide security crisis'

    Speaking to reporters, Security Secretary Sergio Berni talked about the crime levels in some provinces and announced that next week 350 new patrol cars will be out in the streets of Buenos Aires City.

  • 28/03/2013 | World

    Pope includes women for first time in Holy Thursday foot-washing rite

    Two young women were among 12 people whose feet Pope Francis washed and kissed at a traditional ceremony in a Rome youth prison on Holy Thursday, the first time a pontiff has included females in the rite.

  • 29/03/2013 | Argentina

    NY: Argentina presents reopening of debt swap offer

    The national government will be making today’s afternoon a presentation before the New York appeals court to reopen Argentina’s debt swap in a move that seeks vulture funds to accept the debt restructuring offer.

  • 29/03/2013 | Argentina

    Francis drives fervour among devoted Argentineans on Good Friday

    Election of Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope has led to a rare religious enthusiasm among devoted people in Argentina who mark the Good Friday worships in churches all across the country showing pictures of their beloved Francis.

  • 30/03/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina holds ground in bond payment offer

    Argentina is pitching an alternative payment formula to a US appeals court that would allow it to resolve litigation with creditors holding defaulted bonds for which they are demanding to be paid $1.33 billion.

  • 30/03/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't: 'We'll keep on meeting debt obligations'

    Vice President Amado Boudou, Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino, deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Finance Secretary Adrián Cosentino held a press conference defending Argentina’s stance at the US appeals court over the country’s dispute with “vulture funds”.

  • 30/03/2013 | Argentina

    Religious fervour marks Easter Vigil in Argentina

    The Easter Vigil will be celebrated tonight in all churches of the archdioceses and dioceses of Argentina, where devoted Catholics are experiencing enthusiastic religious fervor following the appointment of Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope.

  • 04/04/2013 | Sports

    Davis cup: Argentina-France heads-up ready

    After this morning's heads-up draw held at La Usina del Arte arts centre in La Boca BA City neighborhood, tomorrow's opening day of the Davis Cup's quarterfinals will see Carlos Berlocq facing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Juan Mónaco against Gilles Simon.  

  • 04/04/2013 | Latin America

    Open mic catches Mujica referring to CFK as 'that old lady'

    Uruguay's President José Mujica was caught referring to Cristina Fernández as "that old lady" by an open microphone when giving a press conference in Sarandí Grande, Uruguay this morning and when talking about the lately tensed commercial relationships between the two neighboring countries.

  • 04/04/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina warns Uruguay, calls Mujica's statements 'unacceptable'

    Uruguayan president José Mujica’s controversial statements generated a strong response from the National Government, who summoned the Uruguayan ambassador to warn him that such comments are “unacceptable, denigrating and offend the memory a dead person,” in reference to former President Néstor Kirchner.

  • 05/04/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar, 8 cents higher at AR$8.40

    The so called "blue" dollar which trades on the black market, closed today 8 cents higher at AR$8.35 (buying price) and AR$ 8.40 (selling price). The official rate of the US dollar was unchanged at AR$ 5.085 (buying price) and AR$ 5.14 (selling price) compared to the previous closing price.

  • 05/04/2013 | Argentina

    Merval lower on US data, euro zone fears

    Buenos Aires' Merval benchmark stock index opened down 0.3 percent at 3,287.56 points, pushed by weak employment data from the US.

  • 05/04/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: ‘400 people remain evacuated in La Plata, 900 in La Matanza’

    The Governor of the Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli told reporters today that although no fatal victims were reported in La Matanza district, 900 people remained evacuated, while in flood-battered La Plata, 400 remained in 19 evacuation centres prepared to shelter the victims.

  • 08/04/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar, 7 cents lower at AR$8.33

    The so called "blue" dollar which trades on the black market ended 7 cents lower at AR$8.30 (buying price) and AR$8.33 (selling price) compared to Friday's closing price.

  • 08/04/2013 | Argentina

    Floods: Scioli to speak to reporters

    According to Buenos Aires province Communications Secretary Juan Courel, Governor Daniel Scioli will speak to reporters today on the current situation after the rains and floods which last week devastated the city of La Plata.

  • 08/04/2013 | Argentina

    Merval closes 2.01% higher

  • 08/04/2013 | Argentina

    Floods: Scioli confirms death toll remains at 51

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli came on stage today to confirm that the death toll of the floods that affected the city of La Plata last week remained at 51.

  • 09/04/2013 | Latin America

    Timerman, Jaua meet as Venezuela's presidential elections near

    Less than a week ahead of the elections that will determine Caracas’ political scenario after the death of Hugo Chávez, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman meet with his Venezuelan counterpart Elías Jaua to address current state of bilateral ties.

  • 10/04/2013 | Argentina

    Floods: Baradel says only 30 to 40% of students are attending schools

    The head of Suteba Buenos Aires province teachers' union Roberto Baradel today informed that "there are still 30 schools affected by the storm" which devastated the city of La Plata last week, adding five of them were closed.

  • 11/04/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguay’s Mujica to send apology letter to CFK

    After last week’s revelations of an audio in which the President of Uruguay José Mujica was caught by an open mic referring to Cristina Fernandez in bad terms, now Mujica decided to send a letter to his Argentine counterpart to explain his words.

  • 11/04/2013 | World

    CFK, North Korea and Syria not invited to Thatcher's funeral

    President Cristina Fernández was not invited to former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral next week though the ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro, will be asked to be one of the 2,300 people present in the cathedral.

  • 11/04/2013 | Argentina

    Arquitect Clorindo Testa dies

  • 11/04/2013 | Argentina

    Clorindo Testa's legacy in pictures

  • 11/04/2013 | Argentina

    S&P affirms Argentina's 'B-' rating, outlook remains negative

    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today affirmed its 'B-' unsolicited long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Argentina.

  • 12/04/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at AR$ 5,155; 'blue' lower at AR$8.43

    The US dollar traded higher today in exchange offices at AR$ 5,10 (buying price) and AR$ 5,155 (selling price). On the informal market, the so called "blue" dollar was trading one cent lower at AR$8.41 (buying price) and AR$8.43 (selling price).

  • 12/04/2013 | Argentina

    Local stocks edge up 0.7%

    The Buenos Aires stocks edged up 0.7 percent, with the Merval benchmark stock index reaching 3.484,56 points.

  • 12/04/2013 | Argentina

    Gov’t reports inflation reached 0.7% in March

    Inflation reached 0.7 percent in March, the Indec official statistics bureau reported today. So far this year inflation has hit 2.4 percent.

  • 15/04/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina salutes Maduro; says voting was cristal clear

    Argentina’s Foreign Ministry sent its congratulations to Venezuela’s elected president Nicolás Maduro. through an oficial communiqué. “The people of Argentina and its government congratulate President Nicolás Maduro for his electoral victory.”

  • 15/04/2013 | Argentina

    Judge refuses to rule over Iran-Argentina accord

    Federal judge María Alejandra Biotti declared herself “imcompetent” for ruling whether the accord celebrated between Argentina and Iran to resolve the 1994 AMIA bombing is unconstitutional or not after a request filed by both AMIA and DAIA Jewish community entities.

  • 15/04/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine Gov't denounces UK's 'military exercises' in Malvinas

    The Argentine Foreign Ministry denounced that the UK “will conduct new military exercises on occupied Argentine territory between today and the 26 of April,” including a missile launch from the Malvinas Islands, and said that it would send a protest letter to the British government.

  • 16/04/2013 | Argentina

    IMF renews inflation and trade restrictions' claims against Argentina

    IMF has said Argentina’s economy is to grow by 2.8 % this year, exceeding estimations by private-sector analysts but below the 4 per cent average set by the country’s forecasted budget. IMF’s 2014 projections for the South American country reach 3.5 %; renewed inflation and trade restrictions’ claims.

  • 16/04/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina condemns the terrorist attack in Boston

    The Government condemned "criminal" bombing attacks that took place during the Boston Marathon which killed three people and injured about one hundred and fifty other participants.

  • 19/04/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at AR$5.17; 'blue' dollar down

    The price of the US dollar was higher today in exchange houses compared to yesterday's closing price while on the black market, the price of the so called "blue" dollar was trading lower.

  • 19/04/2013 | Argentina

    Vulture funds reject Argentina's payment offer

    Vulture funds have rejected Argentina’s debt payment offer over defaulted bonds renewing its position that the South American country fulfill its 1.3 billion dollar pay obligation.

  • 20/04/2013 | Latin America

    Mujica: 'We must always talk with Argentina'

    Uruguay’s President José “Pepe” Mujica said his country “must always talk with Argentina” following the recent controversy that flared up when he was caught by an open mic calling CFK “an old hag” and Néstor Kirchner “the one-eyed.”

  • 22/04/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at AR$5.175; 'Blue' at AR$8.67

    The official exchange rate for the US dollar gained half a cent today compared to the last closing price, and closed at AT$5.12 (buying price) and AR$5.175  (selling price).

  • 23/04/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar jumps 19 cents, hits new high at AR$8.86

    The so called "blue" dollar closed nineteen cents higher, hitting a new record high at AR$8.82 (buying price) and AR$8.86 (selling price). The official rate remained unchanged.

  • 23/04/2013 | Argentina

    Alvarez confirms two amendments to Council of Magistrates bill

    Justice secretary Julián Alvarez confirmed the decision to make two amendments to the judicial reform bill calling for changes in the Council of Magistrates and will allow the Supreme Court to handle the Judiciary’s budget.

  • 23/04/2013 | Argentina

    Government suspends Ralph Lauren operations in Argentina

    Following the alleged import bribes that Ralph Lauren would have paid to Argentine officials, AFIP tax agency has suspended the firm’s operations in the country.

  • 24/04/2013 | Argentina

    Pope tells Estela de Carlotto 'count on me' after greeting her in San Peter's Square

    Pope Francis today saluted the president of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Estela de Carlotto in San Peter's Square after leading the Wednesday's audience. They smiled and clasped hands before the pontiff ended the conversation by kissing her on the head. Carlotto handed the Pope a white envelope.

  • 24/04/2013 | World

    'Justice system reforms undermine judicial independence,' Human Rights Watch says

    The Argentine Congress should reject proposals by the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration to reform the justice system because they would undermine judicial independence, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • 24/04/2013 | Argentina

    Vatican says Pope Francis unlikely to visit Argentina in 2013

    Vatican dismissed the possibility of a visit of Pope Francis to Argentina this year. Local Church authorities had announced the pontiff would come in December.

  • 25/04/2013 | Argentina

    Yoma: 'The voting was absolutely legal'

  • 25/04/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue dollar' hits new record-high, ends at AR$9.20

    The so called "blue" dollar which yesterday climbed eight cents, today hit a new record-high after climbing 24 cents to AR$9.16 and AR$9.20 per dollar. 

  • 25/04/2013 | Multimedia

    'Trending Now' with Adrian Bono

    Adrian Bono returns with a new episode of Trending Now, where he explores the most-talked about topics on Twitter in Argentina.

  • 26/04/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar closed at AR$9.34 in skyrocketing week

    Climbing 14 cents in an already shaken black market, the so called “blue” dollar closed at AR $ 9,30 (buying price) and AR$ 9,34 (selling price).

  • 26/04/2013 | Argentina

    Agustín Rossi defends judicial reform, apologizes for outburst

    The head of the Victory Front caucus in the Lower House, Agustín Rossi, came on stage today to defend the judicial reform fueled by the government asserting "it defends courteous values" adding some of the bills contained in the reform and debated in Congress "improve the transparency of the Judicial Branch."

  • 26/04/2013 | Argentina

    Gils Carbó to be investigated for alleged irregularities in prosecutors' designations

    Federal Prosecutor Guillermo Marijuán formally reported the chief of prosecutors Alejandra Gils Carbó for alleged irregularities in the designation of prosecutors.

  • 26/04/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks higher as investors shift from pesos to bonds and shares

    The Merval benchmark stock index in Buenos Aires Stock Exchange today rose 1 percent to 3,724.45 points, reaching a 9 percent raise so far the month and gaining 29 percent so far this year.

  • 27/04/2013 | Economy

    Central Bank probes dollar purchases

  • 29/04/2013 | World

    Dutch start orange countdown to Royal handover

    Queen Beatrix will pass the crown to her eldest son Willem-Alexander tomorrow, making him the first King of the Netherlands in over 120 years and the Dutch are getting ready for a party.

  • 29/04/2013 | Argentina

    De Vido predicts 'emphatic' victory in October elections

    During a meeting today with Buenos Aires province mayors, Planning Minister Julio de Vido urged them to defend this government's path and predicted an "emphatic" victory in the upcoming legislative elections.

  • 30/04/2013 | World

    Netherlands: the day in pictures

  • 02/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar skyrockets 22 cents, closes at AR$9.63

    The so called "blue dollar", which trades in the informal market, climbed 22 cents and closed at AR$9.60 (buying price) and AR$9.63 (selling price).

  • 02/05/2013 | Sports

    'Pep' Guardiola in Buenos Aires

  • 02/05/2013 | Argentina

    UN expert warns of judicial reform

    A United Nations expert today expressed concerns again about the laws contained in the government-fueled judicial reform which she says might “politizice” the judiciary. She had already called the government to reconsider the most controversial bills of the reform.

  • 02/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'I would like to see more justice in Argentina'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said she would like to see “some more justice in Argentina” after referring to a court case she won against an Italian newspaper after accusing it of slander.

  • 04/05/2013 | Argentina

    UTA bus drivers' strike reaches 48 hours, negotiations at standstill

    Long distance bus drivers belonging to the Rail Automobile Union (UTA in Spanish) have ratified a strike action that has left hundreds of passengers stranded at the country’s bus stations for two days.

  • 03/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar closed at AR$9.88, climbed 54 cents during the week

    The so called "blue" dollar, which trades in the informal market, was poised to end the week in a skyrocketing trend. And it did. After climbing 23 cents yesterday, it jumped another 25 cents today to AR$9.84 (buying price) and AR$9.88 (selling price) pushed by small savers who are buying greenbacks.

  • 03/05/2013 | Argentina

    Tycoon Lázaro Báez to be investigated in money-laundering probe

    Prosecutor Guillermo Marijuán, who is in charge of an alleged money-laundering probe triggered by a TV show and which involves businessmen Leonardo Fariña and Federico Elaskar, today requested to extend the investigation to tycoon Lázaro Baez.

  • 03/05/2013 | Argentina

    Feletti admits gov't is 'having trouble promoting peso savings'

    In statements to a radio, the Victory Front's lawmaker questioned some business groups that “seek an abrupt devaluation to benefit their businesses.” “They are putting pressure on the government to destabilize it and force an exit,” he said.

  • 03/05/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks closed higher, hit new record

    Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index traded1.2 percent higher today at 3.888,10, climbing 4.3 percent so far the week and 34.6 percent so far this year. Yesterday, the index fell 0.1 percent on less-than-expected earnings data from Tenaris

  • 04/05/2013 | Sports

    'Leonas' hockey team sacked

    Buenos Aires Province Senator Aníbal Fernández fired women’s and men’s national team coaches in his first week as Argentine Hockey Confederation (CAH) president. Marcelo Garraffo and Franco Nicola had been named in December.

  • 04/05/2013 | Sports

    Loeb wins in Argentina for eighth year in a row

    France's Sebastien Loeb won the Rally of Argentina for the eighth year in a row in a Citroen.

  • 06/05/2013 | Argentina

    Judge dismisses case against General-Attorney Gils Carbó

    Federal judge Sebastián Casanello today dismissed the case against General-Attorney Alejandra Gils Carbó, after Prosecutor Guillermo Marijuán had requested an investigation for alleged irregular appointment of prosecutors.

  • 06/05/2013 | Argentina

    Business tycoon Garfunkel in coma after car accident

    Argentine business tycoon Matías Garfunkel has been hospitalized in serious health conditions after having suffered a major car crash in San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro province.

  • 06/05/2013 | Argentina

    IMF projects LatAm growth to edge up; Argentina at bottom

    IMF’s Director for the Western Hemisphere, Alejandro Werner, warned about the “negative effect” that the existence of two exchange markets and protectionist policies represent to Argentina.

  • 07/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar climbs to AR$10.08; hits new record high

    While the US dollar official rate traded half cent higher today at AR$5.165/AR$5.22; the so called 'blue dollar' was 21 cents up at AR$10.04/AR$10.08 in the black exchange market reaching a new record-high. 

  • 08/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar 37 cents higher at AR$10.45, hits new record high

    After breaking the key psychological barrier of 10 dollars yesterday, the so called "blue" dollar which trades on the black market climbed again today 37 cents to AR$10.45.

  • 08/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Gov't heterodoxy to tackle real estate problems,' Kicillof says

    Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof recognized today that the real estate sector faces “problems” and warned the government will continue to take “heterodox and creative” measures to revert them.

  • 08/05/2013 | Latin America

    Maduro and CFK sign eleven bilateral agreements

    Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner signed eleven bilateral agreements in strategic areas such as energy, agriculture and science at the Government House, where both presidents discussed key topics of the cooperation between two countries.

  • 08/05/2013 | Argentina

    Complete text of the gov't's dollar-tax-whitewash bill (Spanish version)

    Read the complete text of the government-fueled bill which seeks to boost greenback reserves and the domestic real estate market.

  • 08/05/2013 | Argentina

    Senate approves Council of Magistrates controversial bill

    With 38 votes for and 30 votes against senators approved the controversial bill over the Council of Magistrates -a key judicial body that appoints and removes judges-, after the Lower House had introduced and passed amendments to the original project.

  • 09/05/2013 | Argentina

    José De Mendiguren on whitewashing bill: 'Real estate and energy sectors could regain dynamism'

    The president of the Argentine Industrial Union José De Mendiguren came on stage today to talk about the government's plan to whitewash dollars through a tax amnesty saying that sectors like real estate and energy could regain dynamism.

  • 09/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar ends at AR$10.03 after plunging 42 cents

    The so called "blue" dollar which trades on the black market was plunging today 42 cents to AR$10.03 (selling price) after skyrocketing yesterday to AR$10.45. Meanwhile, the official rate closed one cent higher at AR$5.175 (buying price) and AR$5.23 (selling price) compared to yesterday's close.

  • 09/05/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't sets dates for primary, legislative elections

    The government today formalized the call for this year's primary and legislative elections which will be held on August 11st and October 27th respectively.

  • 09/05/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't's economic team backs whitewashing draft bill at Senate

    The Government's economic team defended whitewashing draft bill at the Senate, answering questions from the opposition related to inflation, possible devaluation and real estimation of the "blue" dollar market.

  • 09/05/2013 | Argentina

    Feletti predicts '5 billion dollars may return to Argentina'

    The head of the Lower House Budget and Finance Committee Roberto Feletti considered that the whitewashing bill will allow the entrance of “around 5 billion dollars” into Argentina’s market. For the MP, the government is “fighting a historic battle to block” what he called a “market coup.”

  • 09/05/2013 | Argentina

    ‘Government not thinking of devaluating’

    Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino backed the tax amnesty bill proposed by the national government and rejected all devaluation rumours, as they addressed a Senate joint committee.

  • 10/05/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't's whitewash to 'dollarize' economy, Morales

    Opposition senator Gerardo Morales said the government’s bill to withwash dollars is “inopportune” and ratified rejection by the Radical Party caucus.

  • 10/05/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher, 'blue' transactions halted

    Amid a high volatility and uncertainty of the so called "blue" dollar rate which this week skyrocketed to record highs, traders were not operating today due to increasing fears of government controls over the so called "blue" dollar informal market.

  • 10/05/2013 | Argentina

    Former Economy Minister Cavallo: 'We are much worse than in 2001'

    Former Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo renewd criticism today of Argentina's current economic moment saying "it's much worse than in 2001," when an economic downturn and a controversial freeze of all bank accounts known as "corralito" led to a social and financial chaos.

  • 10/05/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edged down 3.9%

    Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index dropped 3.9 percent to 3.712,51 points today. Still, the index shows gains by 0.4 percent this month and 35.5 percent so far the year.

  • 10/05/2013 | Argentina

    AFSCA media watchdog appeals Broadasting Law 'unconstitutionality'

    In yet another chapter of the government-Clarín row, the AFSCA media watchdog lodged today an appeal to the Supreme Court against a recent ruling that declared the unconstitutional nature of two key articles of the anti-monopoly broadcast legislation.

  • 13/05/2013 | Argentina

    Echegaray insists whitewash bill 'will help boost economy'

    The head of AFIP tax bureau Ricardo Echegaray today backed the controversial whitewashing bill sent by the government to Congress recalling that "back in 2009, 35 thousand people and companies accepted the offer and helped to boost the economy." 

  • 14/05/2013 | Argentina

    Courts quash fines on private inflation estimates

    A national appeals court yesterday threw out the fines that Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno had slapped on private firms that issued inflation estimates that were much higher than the government’s rate.

  • 14/05/2013 | Argentina

    Kirchnerite MPs clear whitewash bill for debate

    After a long and intensive discussion, the Kirchnerite MPs cleared the whitewash bill for debate that will take place on May 22. The bill is an official move that has sparked strong opposition criticism since first announced last week.

  • 14/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar down to AR$9.20; official rate ends half-a-cent higher

    After two days of a frozen black market dollar, the parallel rate traded today 83 cents lower at AR$9.20 while the official rate ended half a cent higher at AR$5.245 compared to yesterday's close.

  • 14/05/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks close with 2 % loss

    The Merval benchmark stock index closed at 3,510.11 points today, amid a buoyant session. It reached a 6.8 percent downturn so far the month and a 25.5 percent rise in the year.

  • 14/05/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina reaffirms anti-terrorism stance at UN Security Council

    At the UN Security Council meeting to debate terrorism in Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Eduardo Zuain ratified Argentina’s position against “terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.”

  • 14/05/2013 | Argentina

    Last Judicial Reform bill cleared for debate in the Lower House

    A bill to regulate the designation of judiciary personnel and make it more "democratic" was cleared for debate today by pro-government lawmakers in the Lower House in an ordinary session.

  • 15/05/2013 | Economy

    Foreign direct investment in Argentina increases

    Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Argentina grew 27 percent in 2012 to US$ 12.5 billion, equivalent to 7.23 percent of the total investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, making it the fifth destination in the region.

  • 15/05/2013 | Argentina

    Amid criticism, Senate committees clear tax amnesty bill for debate

    On the day the government-sponsored tax-free dollar whitewash bill was cleared by the Senate’s committees, BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, former Central Bank governor Javier González Fraga and Deputy Omar Plaini renewed criticism of the initiative.

  • 15/05/2013 | Argentina

    Black market dollar edged down to AR$9

    The black market dollar or "blue" dollar kept falling today and was traded around AR$9 while the official rate ended unchanged at exchange offices at AR$5.245 (selling price).

  • 15/05/2013 | Argentina

    Merval jumps 6% boosted by YPF shares

    Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index jumped today 6 percent to 3,720.91 points pushed by YPF shares which climbed 12.3 percent in Buenos Aires and 5.6 in Wall Street.

  • 15/05/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition coordinates joint move to reject whitewash bill

    The heads of opposition caucuses in Congress held a press conference this afternoon to reject the government’s whitewashing bill considering it “enshrines impunity over serious corruption crimes.”

  • 15/05/2013 | Sports

    Maradona clashes with reporters on return home to Buenos Aires

    Soccer great Diego Maradona insulted reporters and kicked a photographer after arriving home in Buenos Aires on a visit from Dubai, where he works as a sports ambassador.

  • 15/05/2013 | Argentina

    Inflation reaches 0.7% in April, INDEC says

    Argentina's Consumer Price Index was of 0.7 percent in April, the INDEC statistics bureau reported today, adding the index totalled 3.1 percent this year.

  • 16/05/2013 | Argentina

    Government praises 'reasonable' wage hike deals with unions

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada praised today the wage hike deals reached yesterday with workers' unions underlining that this year negotiations had "a great rationality" and "a strong will to preserve the purchasing power of salaries."

  • 16/05/2013 | Argentina

    Erratic session led 'blue' dollar to AR$8.95

    In a highly erratic session, the black market dollar traded at 8.95 pesos (selling price), continuing its declining tendency of the last four business days.

  • 16/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down by 0.4 % on black market dollar concerns

    The Merval benchmark index was trading 0.5 lower at 3.706,71 points on concerns about the black market dollar, after opening higher pushed by YPF bonds.

  • 16/05/2013 | Argentina

    City lawmakers challenge Macri's media decree

    Buenos Aires City lawmakers which belong to Nuevo Encuentro political group today presented the first challenge to the emergency decree signed by Mayor Mauricio Macri to "protect the freedom of press" in the City jurisdiction, as they consider it "unconstitutional."

  • 16/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Public policies should not be implemented worrying about elections'

    "Public policies must be implemented thinking about future generations, instead of the upcoming elections," the president of the Supreme Court warned.

  • 16/05/2013 | Argentina

    Mujica: Argentina's 'self-sufficient' economic project troubles ties

    President of Uruguay José “Pepe” Mujica said Argentina’s economic “self-sufficient project” “worsens” bilateral ties and “multiplies” trade troubles. Still, he ruled out pressures on Buenos Aires; “won’t work,” he insisted.

  • 16/05/2013 | Argentina

    Whitewashing, 'taxpayers' vested right that won't be infringed', AFIP says

    The whitewash bill row has been set on the elections’ table. The AFIP tax bureau confirmed taxpayers’ “legitimate externalization right” “will not be affected” even in the “hypothetical case that the opposition manages to rally a majority parliamentary stance” after October’s legislative elections.

  • 17/05/2013 | Argentina

    Government enacts law that creates three new Cassation Courts

    The government today enacted one of the six controversial laws contained in the judicial reform package approved by the Congress.

  • 17/05/2013 | Argentina

    Dictator Jorge Rafael Videla dies

    Jorge Rafael Videla, a former army commander who led Argentina during the bloodiest period of a "dirty war" dictatorship and was unrepentant about kidnappings and murders ordered by the state, died today at age 87.

  • 17/05/2013 | Argentina

    Volatile 'blue' dollar rose to AR$8.95; stock index gained 2%

    In the last business day of the week, the black market dollar rose to AR$8.95 (selling price) after its declining tendency this week, while the official rate ended steady at exchange houses at AR$5.245 (selling price).

  • 17/05/2013 | Argentina

    ‘A despicable being has left this world,’ Carlotto

    The head of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights association, Estela de Carlotto, came on stage today after the death of dictator Jorge Rafael Videla was revealed.

  • 17/05/2013 | Argentina

    'We cannot celebrate death, but Justice, not revenge, was made,' Gov't

    Referring to the recent death of 87-year-old Jorge Rafael Videla, who led Argentina to a military dictatorship regime, Human Rights Secretary Martín Fresneda said “he ended his life as one of the people who were responsible for the main atrocity Argentine people lived.”

  • 17/05/2013 | Argentina

    ‘Videla took important information to the grave’

    City legislator Juan Cabandié, a recovered grandson, today regretted that Dictator Jorge Rafael Videla “took very important information to the grave regarding grandsons who are still missing and the whereabouts of our parents and mates.”

  • 17/05/2013 | Argentina

    Videla, unrepentant to the end

  • 17/05/2013 | Argentina

    Lula urges 'Cristina, Dilma to think big to consolidate South American integration'

    Former president of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva received eight “Honoris Causa” doctorates from national universities in a ceremony held at the Senate today.

  • 19/05/2013 | Argentina

    Disappearing democracy is a journalistic dilemma

    By Robert Cox
    Regular readers of this column know all too well that since I returned to Buenos Aires as a part-time resident three years ago I have repeatedly expressed my fear that democracy was in danger.

  • 20/05/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rose to AR$5.25; 'blue' rate lower

    The US dollar price ended higher today at exchange houses at AR$ 5.25 (selling price) while the black market dollar or so called "blue" ended five cents lower at AR$8.90.

  • 20/05/2013 | Argentina

    Farmers may launch 'protest day'

    Farmers once more confirmed they continue on the sidewalk opposite to the government as the head of the Argentine Rural Federation Eduardo Buzzi today said they were analyzing to launch a “protest day.”

  • 20/05/2013 | Argentina

    Preliminary results of Videla's autopsy revealed

    Judiciary authorities today revealed the preliminary results of the autopsy practiced on the body of dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who died last Friday in prison at age 87.

  • 20/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close down

    The Merval benchmark stock index was 0.5 percent down at 3,674.86 points. It hast lost 3.2 percent this month and has gained 29.5 percent this year.

  • 20/05/2013 | Argentina

    Lorenzino: ''Blue' dollar makes me laugh'

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino today played down the black market dollar transactions and revealed the so called "blue" dollar "makes me laugh."

  • 20/05/2013 | Argentina

    Jobless rate grows to 7.9% in the first quarter

    Argentina's jobless rate grew to 7.9 percent in the first quarter from 7.1 percent in the same period of 2012, the INDEC statistics bureau reported today.

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    Argentines expect inflation to clock in at 35%, survey

    Argentines expect inflation to clock in at 34.9 percent over the next 12 months, a 0.7 percentage point increase from the previous monthly report issued by Torcuato Di Tella University.

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    UK: Give up Malvinas Islands and we’ll talk

    Britain has said economic agreements in the South Atlantic could be relaunched on one condition: that Argentina drops its sovereignty claim over the resource-rich Malvinas Islands.

  • 21/05/2013 | World

    Iran approves AMIA deal

    Iran has approved the memorandum of understanding with Argentina to create a joint “truth commission” to probe the 1994 terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre, Iranian Embassy chargé d’affaires Ali Pakdaman informed a local radio yesterday.

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Non-declared dollars ease tax evasion,' Sbatella

    The head of the Financial Information Office(UIF in Spanish) José Sbatella today warned that non-declared dollars are a “black market investment factor” that creates “illegal activities” and “eases tax offense.”

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at AR$ 5.255; 'blue' rate lower

    The US dollar official rate rose half a cent today at exchange houses ending at AR$5.255 for its selling price while the black market dollar slid 32 cents and closed to AR$8.58.

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    'No formal notification' about Iran's AMIA deal approval

    The Foreign Ministry has received “no formal notification” about Iran’s approval of the Memorandum of Agreement signed with the Islamic Republic to probe the 1994 AMIA attack.

  • 22/05/2013 | Argentina

    Senate debates whitewash bill

    Senators were addressing today the whitewashing bill that sets a tax amnesty plan allowing undeclared greenbacks’ access to the formal market and that most opposition blocs have resisted for "paving the way to money laundering."

  • 22/05/2013 | Argentina

    Black market dollar closes at AR$8.43 while official rate rises

    The black market dollar continued today with its declining tendency as its selling price closed at AR$8.43, 15 cents lower than yesterday's close.

  • 22/05/2013 | Argentina

    Obama salutes CFK on National Day anniversary

    In a letter addressed to president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today, US president Barack Obama "congratulated" Argentina on the anniversary of its National Day on May 25th.

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    Black market dollar escalated to 8.80 pesos

    The black market dollar rose again today after 10 days of stability. Its selling price ended 37 cents higher at 8.80 pesos, while the official rate ended half a cent higher at AR$5.265 (selling price) in exchange houses, following a 2-cent hike during the week.

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    Kirchnerite Navarro warns about 'price makers' abuse'

    Kirchnerite lawmaker Fernando “Chino” Navarro warned about the “abuse by price makers.” supporting the government’s decision to deploy political activists across the country to control prices.

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA teachers fail to reach wage deal, call new strike

    Buenos Aires province teachers one more time failed to reach a wage hike agreement with provincial authorities in a meeting today after which they decided to call a 48-hour strike for next Monday and Tuesday.

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    Palestine condemns Israeli attack on Argentine diplomatic vehicle

    Palestine condemned the attack by Israeli soldiers against a car belonging to Argentina’s embassy in the Middle East country and praised Argentine support to the Palestinian cause.

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    Stocks close down on black market dollar concerns

    Argentine shares closed on a 0.3 percent low on black market dollar concerns and weak economic data from China.

  • 24/05/2013 | Argentina

    Black market dollar rises to 8.95 pesos

    In a week of a buoyant black market dollar, the so called "blue" rate rose 15 cents to 8.95 pesos for its selling price. It climbed 37 cents yesterday after the government established new limits to overseas dollar extractions.

  • 24/05/2013 | Argentina

    La Cámpora's leader backs 'price watch' campaign

    Kirchnerite lawmaker Andrés Larroque confirmed activist group “La Cámpora” he leads will be meeting next week to outline the “price watch” campaign announced by CFK earlier this week and that aims at the observance of the price freeze policy set by the national government.

  • 24/05/2013 | Argentina

    King Juan Carlos I of Spain salutes CFK on National Day

    Juan Carlos I of Spain today sent a letter addressed to president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to express "my best wishes of peace and prosperity for the Argentine brotherly nation" as Argentina is celebrating another anniversary of its National Day May 25th.

  • 25/05/2013 | Argentina

    Thousands attend National Day rally in Plaza de Mayo

    Political and social organizations as well as spontaneous citizens gathered at the Plaza de Mayo square in Buenos Aires city to attend the National Day’s celebrations, marking the 203rd anniversary of the May Revolution, the beginning of Argentina’s independence from Spain.

  • 25/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK calls to 'empower people' during official May 25 celebrations

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived at the Plaza de Mayo square to head the official May 25 celebrations surrounded by Vice President Amado Boudou, all cabinet ministers and human rights leaders such as Estela De Carlotto.

  • 27/05/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't signs Council of Magistrates reform into law

    The government today promulgated the Council of Magistrates reform, one of the six controversial bills contained in the judicial reform approved by the Congress, and called for elections of council members.

  • 27/05/2013 | Argentina

    Black market dollar closes lower while BA stocks slightly up

    The US dollar ended steady today at 5.275 pesos for its selling price after climbing three cents in the last five business days, while the black market rate clsoed two cents lower at 8.93 pesos. Argentine shares rose 0.6 percent.

  • 27/05/2013 | Argentina

    Council of Magistrates reform: Gov’t decrees trigger criticism, warnings

    Two decrees signed by President Cristina de Kirchner today triggered heated criticism in the opposition and the first legal challenges filed by the Radical Party and the City's College of Lawyers.

  • 27/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA teachers ask national government to intervene in wage dispute

    Roberto Baradel, the head of SUTEBA teachers’ union came on stage today after Education Minister Alberto Sileoni suggested that the three-month-old dispute between the Scioli administration and the province teachers should be solved by both parts without the government meddling.

  • 28/05/2013 | Argentina

    Red alert issued over Copahue volcano

    After the Copahue volcano on the Neuquén provincial Andean border with Chile began spewing smoke due to an increase in seismic activity, a red alert was issued by Chilean and provincial authorities ordering the full evacuation of an estimated 3,000 people.

  • 28/05/2013 | Argentina

    EU imposes duties on Argentine biodiesel

    The European Union is imposing punitive duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, charging them with selling the product into the bloc at unfairly low prices.

  • 28/05/2013 | Argentina

    Lower House cleares whitewash bill for debate

    The Lower House cleared the Government-sponsored whitewash bill for debate at tomorrow's session, after the joint committee gathered to discuss it with Kirchnerite lawmakers.

  • 28/05/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.28 pesos; black market price lower

    The US dollar closed half a cent higher today at 5.28 pesos for its selling price while the black market rate finished four cents lower at 8.88 pesos after ending at 8.93 pesos yesterday.

  • 28/05/2013 | Argentina

    Anti-government farmers launch action plan

    Farming groups –including the Rural Society, the Argentine Rural Confederations (CRA), Coninagro and the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA)-, launched an action plan against the government´s agricultural policies at the Obelisk. The same entities defied the Kirchnerite rule in 2008 with a 129-day lockout.

  • 28/05/2013 | Argentina

    Biodiesel row: Gov't blasts European 'protectionism'

    Argentina hit back: EU’s decision to impose duties on Argentine biodiesel exports reinforces European protectionism aggravated by the international crisis. “The measure responds to the incapacity of European producers to compete with more efficient producers,” the Foreign Ministry has warned.

  • 29/05/2013 | Argentina

    Lower House addresses tax amnesty bill

    Lawmakers were discussing the Government’s tax amnesty bill on the Lower House floor and the debate was expected to continue after midnight. The bill was cleared for debate yesterday by a Lower House joint congressional committee.

  • 29/05/2013 | Argentina

    Anti-Government strike held nationwide

    The anti-government faction of the CTA umbrella union and ATE state workers' union finished their national strike with more than 100 roadblocks across the country. After blocking the major accesses to the City of Buenos Aires, protesters gathered at Plaza de Mayo Square.

  • 29/05/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.285 pesos; black market price steady

    The US dollar ended half a cent higher today at exchange offices at a selling price of 5.285 pesos while the black market dollar was stable at 8.88 pesos.

  • 29/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK kicks off Eva Perón’s exhibition in Venice Biennale: ‘Cultural won decade as well’

    With a conference call, President Cristina Fernandez officially inaugurated the exhibition on the life and work of late political leader Eva Perón that is taking place in the Venice Biennale from where Vice President Amado Boudou headed the opening ceremony.

  • 29/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks rebound on YPF shares

    After a weak opening affected by uncertainty over the US Fed's stimulus programme, YPF shares, which were climbing 8.5 percent, pushed Buenos Aires stocks up in today's trade.

  • 30/05/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't secures tax amnesty bill at Lower House

    After a 12-hour debate, the Lower House signed into law the tax amnesty bill. Kirchnerite MPs managed to rally the necessary support to pass the government-sponsored project on a 130-107 votes.

  • 30/05/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.29 pesos; 'blue' rate lower

    The US dollar ended half a cent higher today at exchange offices at a selling price of 5.29 pesos. The black market dollar slid one cent to 8.87 pesos amid a government strategy of pushing its price down.

  • 30/05/2013 | Argentina

    UN Rapporteur renews criticism of justice reform

    United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Gabriela Knaul renewed her cricism of Argentina’s reform of the judiciary system. Argentine ambassador to the UN Alberto D’Aloto questioned her position.

  • 30/05/2013 | Argentina

    Servini de Cubría puts off ruling over injunction against Council of Magistrates reform

    Federal Judge María Servini de Cubría refused to rule on a request for an injunction filed by a group of lawyers against the controversial Council of Magistrates reform, signed into law this week by president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    Repsol's Brufau threatens to take legal actions against Argentina

    Head of Repsol Antonio Brufau threatened to take legal actions against Argentina’s allegations accusing him of “irregular payments” during the Spanish administration of YPF.

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar lower at 8.80 pesos; official rate steady

    The black market dollar or so called "blue" dollar was seven cents lower today 8.80 pesos amid a government strategy to lower its price.

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    Mar del Plata judge freezes Magistrates Council members election

    Responding to a request made by the College of Lawyers of Mar del Plata Buenos Aires beach city, federal Judge Alfredo López today decreed a precautionary measure against the government-fueled and recently passed reform of the Magistrates Council.

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    Price freeze: Gov't's 500-product list available

    The government has made the list of the 500 products hit by Guillermo Moreno’s price freeze available. Consumers can already check the information online at the website of the state news agency Télam. Coto, Carrefeur, Disco, Jumbo, Vea, Chango más and Wal-Mart are the first supermarkets to publish the so called “frozen prices.”

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    Prosecutor requests 8-years prison sentence for Menem

    Prosecutor Marcelo Agüero Vera today requested an eight-year prison sentence for senator and former president Carlos Menem, accused of illegally selling arms to Croatia and Ecuador during his administration in the 90s.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.295 pesos; "blue" 20 cents lower

    The US dollar ended half a cent higher today at exchange offices in the City at a selling price of 5.295 pesos. The parallel or so called "blue" dollar ended 20 cents lower at 8.60 pesos after ending at 8.80 last Friday amid a government strategy to lower its price through the bond market.

  • 03/06/2013 | World

    Puricelli praises Berni, hopes for a good relationship with him

    Arturo Puricelli, the newly appointed Security Minister who will be sworn in this afternoon, today insisted he hopes for a good relationship with Security Secretary Sergio Berni, and said the appointment took him by surprise.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    Judge rejects suspension of Magistrates Council election

    Dolores district Federal Judge Alejo Ramos Padilla today rejected a request made last week by the College of Lawyers of that city to suspend the Magistrates Council elections, called last week by a presidential decree.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close slightly down

    Buenos Aires shares were down today amid thin trading volume as investors were more interested in the blue dollar price.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    Iran plays down Nisman allegations, calls him “Zionist”

    Iranian Foreign Ministry today accused Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman of “Zionist” rejecting recent allegations that Tehran has infiltrated South American countries to commit terrorist attacks.

  • 04/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes steady at AR$ 5,295; 'blue' lower

    The US dollar ended steady today at 5,240 pesos for its selling price at exchange offices and banks while the black market dollar ended 10 cents lower at 8.45 pesos.

  • 04/06/2013 | Argentina

    Neuquén lifts Copahue red alert

    Crisis Committee working at the volcano-threatened province of Neuquén decided to lift the read alert issued in recent days facing the eruption of the Copahue Volcano. Evacuated residents should be returning back home tomorrow.

  • 05/06/2013 | Argentina

    Black market dollar closes at AR$ 8,55, official rate at AR$ 5,30

    The so called “blue” dollar closed today at AR$ 8,50 (buying price) and AR$8,55 (selling price). Official rate of the US currency closed at AR$ 5,30.

  • 06/06/2013 | Argentina

    Black market dollar closes at 8.57 pesos; official rate closes 1 cent up

    The black market dollar was 5 cents higher today at a selling rate of 8.69 pesos while the official dollar rate closed one cent higher at exchange offices and banks in Buenos Aires City at 5.31 pesos.

  • 07/06/2013 | Argentina

    Fears of gov't control paralyze dollar informal market

    The dollar informal market was paralyzed today with no transactions registered amid fears of controls from the government. Meanwhile, the US dollar remained unchanged today at exchange offices at a selling price of 5.31 pesos after rising two cents this week.

  • 07/06/2013 | World

    Pope Francis says he didn't want to be pope

    Pope Francis said today he had not wanted to become pontiff and that he had decided against moving into the luxurious papal apartments in order to preserve his mental health.

  • 07/06/2013 | Argentina

    UN backs media law, questions gov't's advertising distribution

    UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Frank La Rue praised Argentina’s anti-monopoly media legislation but questioned the government’s distribution of media advertising.

  • 09/06/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina ratifies its 'inalienable rights' over Malvinas Islands

    The National Government once again recalled Argentina’s “inalienable right” over the Malvinas Islands, and its “strong will to promptly restart negotiations with the United Kingdom” over the what it considers to be an “unacceptable and anachronic colonial situation.”

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    Electoral director says primaries will be held as planned

    The national electoral director, Alejandro Tullio, today confirmed open primaries will be held on August 11th as scheduled, rejecting versions elections could be jeopardized by the wave of injunctions filed in the last weeks, which sought to cancel the Magistrates Council members vote set for the same day.

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    Fariña, Elaskar testify in money-laundering probe

    Businessmen Leonardo Fariña and Federico Elaskar testified before federal judge Sebastián Casanello in the case investigating alleged money laundering which also involves Kirchnerite tycoon Lázaro Baez.

  • 11/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.32; black market paralyzed

    While the US dollar rate at exchange offices closed at a selling price of 5.32 pesos today. All eyes were on transactions in the informal market which have been virtually paralyzed since yesterday on fears of government controls after Guillermo Moreno's threats.

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    Seven deaths from influenza A virus reported in BA province

    Buenos Aires province health authorities have confirmed today seven people have died in the last month from the influenza A virus and 40 people have been reported infected by the H1N1 strain.

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Canicoba Corral in charge of ruling on Iran deal validity

    Federal Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral will be in charge of ruling on the validity of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Argentina and Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires which left 85 people killed.

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    CFK says she'll do anything to 'democratize' the three branches of government

    During a rally she headed today in Rio Gallegos, the capital city of Santa Cruz province, president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner one more time defended a controversial judicial reform, recently passed in the Congress and signed into law.

  • 11/06/2013 | World

    Argentines, South Koreans most satisfied with healthcare, poll finds

    Healthcare has improved in many countries in the last five years, but patients in South Korea, Argentina and Japan are the most satisfied with their medical care, according to an Ipsos poll released this week.

  • 11/06/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA Prosecutor warns Iranian terrorist attack in Uruguay 'likely'

    Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who is in charge of investigating the 1994 terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, today warned that an Iranian terrorist cell could perpetrate a similar attack in neighboring Uruguay.

  • 11/06/2013 | Argentina

    UCR lawmakers file impeachment request against Prosecutor-General Gils Carbó

    Radical party senators José Cano, Ernesto Sanz and Gerardo Morales filed an impeachment request to Congress president Julian Dominguez, accusing Prosecutor-General Alejandra Gils Carbó of "compromising the independence of the organization she presides."

  • 11/06/2013 | Argentina

    Judge Servini de Cubría rules against Council of Magistrates reform

    Federal Judge María Servini de Cubría ruled that the Council of Magistrates reform law recently passed by Congress is unconstitutional. Her decision comes hours away from the deadline to apply for electoral alliances ahead of October's legislative elections.

  • 12/06/2013 | Argentina

    Government to file 'per saltum' plea after Servini de Cubría’s ruling

    Immediately after Judge María Servini de Cubría declared the Magistrates Council reform unconstitutional, the national government confirmed it would file a "per saltum" plea to be received and analyzed by the Supreme Court.

  • 12/06/2013 | Argentina

    Informal market dollar trading resumes gradually

    Although gradually, the informal market dollar began to be traded again after being virtually paralyzed for the last three business days, on fears of government controls.  

  • 12/06/2013 | Sports

    Messi 'surprised' by accusations of tax fraud

    The Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi has declared on his Facebook page that he is "surprised" by accusations of tax avoidance.

  • 12/06/2013 | Argentina

    Central Bank publishes regulations on CEDIN bonds

    The Central Bank regulated the CEDIN, a trade bond that allows its holder to purchase property and use it as an alternative method to paying with US dollars in order to acquire real estate assets or any other transaction as long as both parts involved in the transaction agree.

  • 13/06/2013 | Argentina

    Informal exchange rate virtually paralyzed, implied from the blue-chip swap market

    The US dollar closed higher at exchange offices at a selling price of 5.35 while the infomal market continued virtually paralyzed today with few transactions made based on the blue-chip swap rate.

  • 13/06/2013 | Argentina

    Carlos Menem sentenced to 7 years in prison for arms trafficking

    Senator and former president Carlos Menem was sentenced today to seven years in prison for smuggling weapons to Croatia and Ecuador.

  • 13/06/2013 | Argentina

    Supreme Court accepts Government's Per Saltum request on Council of Magistrates reform

    The Supreme Court of Justice accepted a Per Saltum request filed by the National Government regarding the Council of Magistrates and the popular election of magistrates reform. Justices are going urgently consider the case in order to reach a resolution on the matter soon.

  • 14/06/2013 | World

    Rohani tops early Iran election results

    Preliminary results in Iran's presidential elections showed moderate cleric Hassan Rohani in the lead, Iran's interior minister said on state television on Saturday morning.


  • 14/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at AR$5.34; few informal transactions registered

    The US dollar closed at a selling price of 5.34 pesos at exchange offices, continuing its upward tendency of the last business days.

  • 14/06/2013 | Argentina

    Inflation reaches 0.7% in May, INDEC says

    Argentina's Consumer Price Index was of 0.7 percent in May, the INDEC statistics bureau reported today, adding the index totaled 3.8 percent this year.

  • 14/06/2013 | Argentina

    Media Law reaches Supreme Court

    Another chapter in the conflict between Fernández de Kirchner administration and the Clarín Group was reopened today when the Federal Civil and Commercial Court announced the admission of the extraordinary file request, presented by the National Government and the AFSCA institution.

  • 15/06/2013 | Argentina

    Black market dollar drop 'reasonable,' Central Bank

    Drop in black market dollar rates is “reasonable,” Central Bank vice president Miguel Pesce considered as he explained the US greenback has showed “irrational” trends due to “speculative maneuvers.”

  • 17/06/2013 | Argentina

    Official dollar rises to 5.345 pesos; BA stocks edge down

    The US dollar rose half a cent higher today compared to the last closing price at a selling rate of 5.345 pesos. The Merval stock index closed lower at 3.1 percent to 3,100.35 points.

  • 17/06/2013 | Argentina

    'Ángeles had a punch in her face with traces of blood'

    Gabino Pistoia is the union representative of the workers of Ceamse trash dump, where Angeles Rawson was found murdered last week. He came on stage today to assure "her body was considerably harmed, but because of the process of the garbage-pressing machine.”

  • 18/06/2013 | Argentina

    Dollar closes at 5.35 pesos; BA stocks fall

    The official dollar rate rose half a cent to AR$ 5,295 (buying prince) and AR$ 5,35 (selling price) at exchange offices and banks.

  • 18/06/2013 | Argentina

    Abal Medina says ruling 'is an offense to the Argentine people'

    "The Supreme Court ruling about the popular election of magistrates is an offense to the Argentine people”, Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina in reaction to the Supreme Court ruling against the Council of Magistrates reform.

  • 19/06/2013 | Argentina

    Freezing Argentina: Temperatures below zero as polar wave continues

    Today’s has been so far the coldest day of 2013. A polar wave hitting Argentina’s central and south areas for three days has dropped temperatures to below 0 zero in several areas of the provinces of Buenos Aires and La Pampa as well as in the Southern Patagonia region.

  • 19/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.355 pesos; BA stocks edge up

    The US dollar climbed a cent higher at exchange houses today at a selling price of 5.355 pesos. It has risen 1.1 percent so far the month and 8.6 percent so far the year. Buenos Aires shares edged higher today amid thin trade ahead of the long weekend.

  • 20/06/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina renews sovereignty claims over Malvinas Islands at UN

    Joined by ruling party and opposition MPs, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman arrived in New York to address the UN Special Committee on Decolonization and urge the UK to sit at the negotiating table.

  • 20/06/2013 | Argentina

    De la Sota: 'They are going after a constitutional reform'

    Cordoba Governor José Manuel de la Sota said in reaction to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's speech in his province's capital, and assured that the administration is seeking a constitutional reform “before 2015”.

  • 23/06/2013 | Argentina

    Candidates list confirmed nationwide

    Lomas de Zamora Mayor Martín Insaurralde, and Lower House Mayority leader, Juliana Di Tullio, are going to head the congressional ticket in August.

  • 24/06/2013 | Sports

    Messi pays €10m to tax authorities

    Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who is under investigation in Spain for tax fraud allegations, paid €10 million to the Spanish tax authorities to correct tax returns for 2010 and 2011, according to Spanish media reports.

  • 24/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes higher after long weekend

    The US dollar closed higher today at a selling price of 5.7 pesos. The so called "blue" rate closed at 8.05 pesos as the informal market was gradually resuming operations.

  • 24/06/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'The most important list is the list of people’s problems'

    “The most important list is the list of people’s problems,” Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli made his political will clear, after the candidates’ lists for October midterm elections were revealed during the weekend.

  • 24/06/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine stocks close on a low, in line with global markets

    Buenos Aires closed 1.6 percent lower today in line with global markets amid concerns over China's banking system and the US Federal Reserve's policies.

  • 25/06/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina asks US Supreme Court to hear debt appeal

    Argentina has taken its legal battle with "holdout" creditors to the US Supreme Court, asking that body to overturn a lower court ruling in a case whose outcome could push the country into default.

  • 25/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.37 pesos

    The US dollar closed at exchange offices and banks at a selling price of 5.37 pesos. The so called "blue" dollar rate ended at 8 pesos, after the informal market resumed operations which had been virtually paralyzed since last June 6th on fears of government controls.

  • 25/06/2013 | Argentina

    'The case is not closed,' Mangeri's lawyer insists

    Despite new evidence incriminating Jorge Mangeri, the janitor of the building where slain Angeles Rawson lived with her family, and the only suspect in the investigation, his lawyer, Miguel Angel Pierri, came on stage today to insist the case is not closed and that Mangeri did not act alone.

  • 25/06/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli calls for end to midterm elections

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli said today there should be an electoral reform to end with midterm elections, as citizens are more concerned about the government's administration than about arguments between politicians.

  • 25/06/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'You have to manage the country every day of the year'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner criticized the opposition lists for the upcoming elections in August during a rally with Entre Ríos Governor Sergio Urribarri, in which they celebrated the 200 years of its capital city, Paraná.

  • 26/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.375 pesos; 'blue' rate steady

    The US dollar closed at selling price of 5.375 pesos at exchange offices while  the informal market rate or so called "blue" dollar was steady at 8 pesos.

  • 26/06/2013 | World

    Spain's Repsol rejects offer for YPF

    Spanish oil giant Repsol’s council of administration decided to unanimously reject Argentina’s compensating offer after last year's expropriation.

  • 26/06/2013 | Argentina

    CFK replaces joint chiefs of the Armed Forces

    In a surprise move, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner 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.

  • 27/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.385 pesos

    The US dollar closed at a selling price of 5.385 at exchange offices continuing its upward tendency of the last business days.

  • 27/06/2013 | Argentina

    Supermarket sales grow 19% in May, Indec reports

    According to a monthly report released by Indec statistic bureau, supermarket sales grew 19 percent in May compared to the same period of last year, totaling 9,933.7 billion pesos, thus, advancing 2.6 percent against the previous month.

  • 28/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.39 pesos; BA shares higher

    The US dollar closed at exchange offices today, at a selling price of 5.39 pesos, advancing more than 9 percent so far this year.

  • 28/06/2013 | Multimedia

    Hooligans violent attack on Independiente’s leadership

    A group of Independiente fans crashed violently into the executive board meeting and attacked the President of the soccer club Javier Cantero.

  • 29/06/2013 | Sports

    Ten-man Velez beat Newell's to win Argentine grand final

    Striker Lucas Pratto scored the winner and goalkeeper Sebastian Sosa saved a penalty as 10-man Velez Sarsfield beat Newell's Old Boys 1-0 to be crowned grand champions of the Argentine league season.

  • 01/07/2013 | Argentina

    'Cedin bonds will activate consumption,' CNV head foresees

    The Security and Exchange Commission (CNV) Chairman Alejandro Vanoli came on stage today as the Cedin dollar-denominated bonds were officially launched, saying the bond “is not a foreign currency but a saving instrument.”

  • 01/07/2013 | Argentina

    Fashion firm to accept Cedin bonds as a payment instrument

    An Argentine fashion firm was the first one in its segment to announce it would accept  the Cedin dollar-denominated bonds, which came into effect today, as a payment instrument.

  • 01/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.40 pesos; 'blue' dollar closes at 7.98 after slow reactivation

    The US dollar rose one cent today at exchange offices reaching a selling price of 5.395 continuing its ascending tendency and totaling a 9.5 percent increase so far this year. Meanwhile, the informal market slowly reactivated, with the so-called "blue" dollar closing at a selling price of 7.98

  • 01/07/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close on a high pushed by energy firms

    Argentine shares were edging up today with the Merval benchmark stock index adding 1.3 percent to 3,019.82 points, pushed by energy firms.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.40 pesos; 'blue' lower

    The US dollar ended steady at exchange offices today at a selling price of 5.40 while the "blue" dollar rate closed at selling price of 7.93 pesos, five cents lower than its last close.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    Media Law: SC requests Attorney-General Gils Carbó to rule on constitutionality

    The Supreme Court today submitted the Media Law investigation files to Kirchnerite Attorney-General Alejandra Gils Carbó for her to give her judgment before the Court issues a final ruling.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine shares close on a low

    Buenos Aires shares fell 0.8 percent today pushed down by Petrobras Brazil and Telecom, with the Merval benchmark index at 2,994.08 points.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine debt at 44.9% of GDP, grew 10.3% in 2012

    Finance secretary Adrián Consentino has revealed that the Argentine national debt equals 44.9 per cent of the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and underlined "Argentina's commitment" to pay its creditors.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    Massa calls on young people to vote ahead of upcoming elections

    Sergio Massa, mayor of Tigre and leading candidate for deputy on the Progressive Front list in Buenos Aires, has called on young people to vote in the next legislative elections, at a meeting with students in the final years of high school.

  • 03/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Evo Morales’ situation ‘humiliating’

    In early comments on her Twitter account today, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner referred to Evo Morales' situation after his plane was diverted to Vienna on suspicions that US leaker Edward Snowden was on board.

  • 03/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.41 pesos; 'blue' higher

    US dollar reached 5.355 pesos (buying price) and 5.41 pesos (selling price) at exchange offices while the so called "blue" dollar rate closed at 7.95 pesos.

  • 04/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5,415 pesos; 'blue' at 7.98 pesos

    The US currency closed half a cent higher today at banks and exchange offices with a buying price of AR$5,36 and a selling price of AR$5,415.

  • 04/07/2013 | Sports

    South Africa moves Argentina clash to honour Mandela

    South Africa have moved next month's Rugby Championship clash against Argentina from Bloemfontein to Soweto as part of a unique double-header that will also see the national soccer team play at the same venue.

  • 04/07/2013 | Sports

    Italy and Argentina to play in honour of Pope Francis

    The national football teams of Italy and Argentina will play a friendly in Rome on August 14 in honour of Pope Francis, the Italian Football Federation (DIGC) confirmed.

  • 04/07/2013 | Argentina

    S&P analyse debt in City and four provinces

    Financial agency Standard & Poor's could could lower the rating of several subsovereign entities to "volatile" due to the continued restrictions on currency exchange.

  • 05/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5,415 pesos; 'blue' down to 7,97 pesos

    US dollar closed at AR$5,36 for buyers and AR$ 5,415 for sellers at banks and exchange offices. Meanwhile, the so called “blue dollar” operating in the black market dropped one cent with buying rates at AR$ 7,92 and selling rates at AR$ 7,97.

  • 05/07/2013 | Argentina

    Mangeri's defence doubts maid's statement

    Jorgé Mangeri’s attorney, Miguel Angel Pierri says he has "doubts" about the Rawson family's maid Dominga Torres, as there seem to be discrepancies with her recount of the events that took place on the day of the murder.

  • 07/07/2013 | Argentina

    Civilization versus barbarity in the upcoming midterm elections / By Mempo Giardinelli

    Corruption as the central issue of politics and the axis of pre-electoral debate.

  • 07/07/2013 | Argentina

    A new case of ‘Dirty War’ appropriation reaches court

    By Luciana Bertoia

    Herald staff

  • 07/07/2013 | Argentina

    The many uses of satellite photography

    By Andrew Hughes

    Herald staff

  • 08/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes steady at 5.415 pesos; BA shares edged up

    The US dollar closed steady today at exchange offices and banks at 5.355 pesos (buying price) and 5.415 pesos (selling price). The informal market rate rose one cent and closed at a selling price of 7.98 pesos.

  • 08/07/2013 | Argentina

    De Narvaez: Massa could ally with Kirchnerism

    Francisco de Narváez has suggested that Tigre mayor, Sergio Massa "could ally with Kirchnerism to vote through the constitutional reform that allows the re-reelection of President Cristina Fernández".

  • 08/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri 'addressing worries over crime and insecurity'

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri, has affirmed that his administration has tackled "the people's first demand, which is worries over insecurity" and confirmed "the commitment to keep working to let people live in peace".

  • 09/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK calls for support to 'preserve the Kirchnerite model,' blasts Judiciary

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today praised the recovery of the Argentine state during the 10 years of Kirchnerite ruling, as she headed the Independence Day main rally held this afternoon in Tucumán province.

  • 09/07/2013 | World

    Pope Francis, 'Man of the Year' according to Vanity Fair

    The Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine has chosen Pope Francis as "Man of the year" for his words and actions during his first 100 days as Pontiff.

  • 09/07/2013 | Argentina

    New York appeals court recognises 'Vulture Funds' entitled to payment

    The Appeals Court of New York's Second Circuit has released their opinion on Argentina's defaulted bonds. The latest order states that the court rejects appeals made against the judgement of October 26 2012 which had obliged Argentina to pay 100 percent of their debts to creditors.

  • 09/07/2013 | Argentina

    Court statement 'does not affect appeal,' Gov't says

    The order handed down by the Appeals Court of New York's Second Cirtcuit "does not affect the appeal" that the Argentine government is pursuing in the case against the vulture funds, according to the Economy Ministry.

  • 09/07/2013 | Sports

    Tevez: I know why I am not in the Argentina team

    Juventus forward Carlos Tévez gave a definitive response when asked if he would be returning to a place in the Argentine national football team, calling on coach Alejandro Sabella to explain why he has not picked the Fuerte Apache native since taking over.

  • 10/07/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar rate jumps to 8.09 pesos

    The US dollar traded half a cent higher today at exchange offices and banks at a selling price of 5.42 pesos while in the informal market the dollar rate jumped 11 cents to 8.09 pesos (selling price) compared to the last close.

  • 11/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK announces 24% raise in salary for Armed Forces

    During the traditional dinner with the officers and leaders of the Armed Forces, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced a 24% raise in salary for its personnel.

  • 11/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.425 pesos; 'blue' rate at 8.20 pesos

    US dollar was half a cent higher today at banks and main exchange offices in Buenos Aires City at a buying price of AR$5.365 and a selling price of AR$5.425. The informal market rate increased eleven cents to 8.20 pesos.

  • 11/07/2013 | Argentina

    German court rules in Argentina favour against 'Vulture Funds'

    German courts have rejected a petition from bondholders related to the Argentine debt 'default', using a similar interpretation based in the 'pari passu' clause that vulture funds pursued in New York which was accepted by Judge Thomas Grieta.

  • 12/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises ahead of winter holidays

    Both the official and the informal dollar rates increased today pushed by a higher demand of greenbacks ahead of the winter holidays in Buenos Aires province and City.

  • 13/07/2013 | Argentina

    US media says Obama 'considering siding with Argentina' in vulture funds dispute

    US Justice, Treasure and State Department officials met with lawyers both from Argentina and vulture funds that refused to accept the South American country's debt swap, The Washington Post reported.

  • 14/07/2013 | Argentina

    Weak peso lures Uruguayans

    By Fermin Koop
    The parallel dollar exchange rate known in local parlance as the “dólar blue” has transformed Argentina into a cheap destination for Uruguayans, who have flooded the streets of Buenos Aires and numerous major cities across the country over the last few weeks.

  • 15/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK's first grandchild is born

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner became a grandmother as Néstor Iván, the first child of her eldest son, Máximo, was born last night.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar opens steady at 5.445 pesos

    The US dollar opened steady today at banks and exchange offices at 5.385 pesos (buying price) and 5.445 (selling price).

  • 15/07/2013 | Argentina

    BA shares close with growth

    Buenos Aires shares rose today with the Merval benchmark stock index closing on 3,348.98 points, a growth of 3.79 percent, amid thin trade volume and boosted by oil shares.

  • 15/07/2013 | Argentina

    Government cuts restrictions to lure shale oil investment

    The government today announced it will allow oil companies to export tax free up to 20 percent of the crude and natural gas they produce in the country, in a bid to attract investment in Argentina's vast Vaca Muerta shale oil field.

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    Parallel dollar continues to climb

    The US dollar was steady today at banks and exchange offices at 5.38 pesos (buying price) and 5.44 pesos (selling price). In the informal market, the so called blue dollar rate closed selling 17 cents higher at 8.75 amid an increasing demand due to the beginning of the winter holidays.

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    YPF shares boost Buenos Aires' Merval

    Buenos Aires' Merval benchmark stock indez edged up 0.9 percent today to 3,378.31 points, boosted by YPF shares which climbed 2.8 percent after the government unveiled yesterday an oil incentive scheme.

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    Chevron & YPF sign $1.24 billion Vaca Muerta shale deal

    US oil company Chevron has signed an agreement with YPF to invest $1.24 billion in the vast Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas formation, thought to be one of the biggest reserves in the western hemisphere.

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri launches election campaign

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri presented his candidates for the upcoming elections in August and October, while speaking to a crowd in Ferro’s Micro stadium.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.445 pesos; shares jump

    The US dollar ended steady today at banks and exchange offices at 5.385 pesos (buying price) and 5.445 (selling price). Meanwhile, the Merval benchmark stock index jumped 2.6 percent pushed by oil shares.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    Reports say CFK may fly to Brazil to meet with Pope Francis

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner may fly to Río de Janeiro next week to meet with Pope Francis who is expected to arrive on Monday in the South American country to attend the 2013 World Youth Day.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    Government defends Chevron deal: We need funds for Vaca Muerta

    The Argentine government, represented by senator Aníbal Fernández, has defended its decision to sign a deal between Chevron and YPF, stating that it had a responsibility to "join with those who have the money" to exploit massive shale oil reserves in Vaca Muerta.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK on campaign in the province of Chaco

    While Augusts’ election campaign continues, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended a rally for the inauguration of a bicycle factory in Resistencia, Chaco.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    IMF to file brief with US Supreme Court in Argentina case

    In an unprecedented move, the International Monetary Fund plans to ask the US Supreme Court to review Argentina's case in a decade-old legal battle with holdout creditors, because of the implications it could have on sovereign debt restructurings.

  • 18/07/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA marked 19th anniversary of attack; ratified justice claims, anti-Iran stance

    The AMIA authorities and victims’ families marked this morning the 19th anniversary of a deep-rooted wound among all Argentineans: the bombing of the Jewish community center that claimed the lives of 85 people and left 300 seriously injured. President CFK, absent. Criticism to the MoU signed with Iran stirred up.

  • 18/07/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar drop to 8.57 pesos; shares drop 2.8 %

    The "blue" dollar rate which operates in the informal market remained virtually paralyzed on fears of government controls. The green currency dropped to 8.57 pesos for its selling price. Shares fell sharply with YPF leading the decline after a three-day positive earning of 7.7 percent.

  • 18/07/2013 | Latin America

    CFK 'congratulates' Santos over Colombia's peace process

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “congratulated her Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos for the “peace process” his government is spearheading along with the FARC forces, which he said “represents good news all over South America.”

  • 19/07/2013 | Economy

    Argentina bonds soar after IMF backing

    Argentina’s bond prices rose sharply yesterday as the International Monetary Fund surprised investors by supporting the country in its decade-long legal battle with holdout creditors.

  • 19/07/2013 | Argentina

    Jaime to remain a fugitive 'till he is summoned to court'

    Lawyer Andrés Marutian praised the court’s decision to lift the arrest warrant pending on his defendant and still fugitive Ricardo Jaime and warned he will request the impeachment of Judge Claudio Bonadío.

  • 19/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar traded steady at 5.7 pesos, 'blue' paralyzed at 8.52

    The US currency traded steady today at 5.41 pesos (buying price) and 5.47 (selling price). The "blue" dollar paralyzed at 8.52 pesos; local stocks edge up 1.2 percent.

  • 19/07/2013 | Argentina

    US will not file with Supreme Court in Argentina debt case

    The US will not file a brief asking the Supreme Court to review Argentina's case in a decades-old battle between the South American country and "holdout" creditors, a Justice Department spokesman said.

  • 19/07/2013 | Argentina

    Solanas confronts Filmus over Milani's accusations

    UNEN candidate Fernando “Pino” Solanas, questioned his political rival Daniel Filmus, after he requested a replacement for the upcoming Senate Agreement Commission, that will treat the approval of Army chief Cesar Milani.

  • 20/07/2013 | Argentina

    Ángeles Rawson‘s stepfather reappears in TV interview

    Ángeles Rawson’s stepfather Sergio Opatowsky reappeared on TV and said that “if Mangeri committed the crime he will have to pay for it”.

  • 21/07/2013 | Argentina

    Fracking controversy arrives in Argentina

    By Fermin Koop
    Argentina will try to reverse a long decline in natural gas and oil production with the deal YPF energy company signed on Tuesday with Chevron to invest US$1.24 billion in developing the country’s shale deposits.

  • 22/07/2013 | Argentina

    Senate committee's review of Milani's appointment deferred after CELS report

    The Senate’s appointment committee this morning began discussing General César Milani’s credentials for his appointment as head of the Army but will continue the debate tomorrow after CELS human rights group formally requested Milani's appointment to be denied.

  • 22/07/2013 | Argentina

    Stocks gain led by Tenaris

  • 22/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK accuses club leaders of 'protecting' hooligans

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today inaugurated a centre for female victims of domestic violence in Villa Fiorito district. During a speech, she referred to the violent incidents between Boca Juniors hooligans which yesterday left two dead.

  • 22/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri: Metrobus to open on Wednesday

    Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri has announced that the Metrobus line centred on the 9 de Julio avenue will be opened this Wednesday, and affirmed that the new transport service will mean "an enormous step forward to transform Buenos Aires into a green city."

  • 23/07/2013 | Latin America

    Pope Francis thanks 'magnificent welcome' in Rio

    Pope Francis one more time used his Twitter account to speak to his followers and expressed “thank you to all of you and to all the authorities for a magnificent welcome in Rio.”

  • 23/07/2013 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández defends suspension of Milani’s hearing

    Kirchnerite senator Aníbal Fernández today explained the government’s decision to defer the review of César Milani’s appointment as the new head of the Army was made to “end with this cheap overacting.”

  • 23/07/2013 | Argentina

    Estela de Carlotto after CELS report: 'We are cautious'

    After her immediate support to the designation of highly questioned César Milani as the new head of the Army, the president of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Estela de Carlotto today praised the report unveiled yesterday by CELS human rights organization but however, she asked for “caution.”

  • 23/07/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition members call for Gov't to drop Milani's bid

    Opposition members urged President Fernández de Kirchner to call for the resignation of Army Chief César Milani, who is suspected of being involved in human rights violations during the last dictatorship between 1976-1983.

  • 23/07/2013 | Argentina

    IMF will not support Argentina in Vulture Fund case

    The International Monetary Fund no longer plans to ask the US Supreme Court to review Argentina's case in its decade-old legal battle with holdout creditors due to a lack of support from the US government, the  financial institution has confirmed.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Government publishes Garré's OAS appointment

    The designation of former Defense Minister Nilda Garré as the new Argentine Ambassador to the American States Organization (OAS) came into effect today after the government published a decree on the official gazette.

  • 24/07/2013 | Latin America

    Pope Francis calls to shun the 'ephemeral idols' of money and pleasure

    Pope Francis held his first mass as a pontiff at the Basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida in Sao Paulo before thousands of faithfuls who gathered despite de cold and the rain.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    CTA to ask for a '25 or 26%' minimum wage hike

    Hugo Yasky, Secretary-General of the CTA, a pro-government labor union, today warned he will ask for a 25 or 26 percent minimum wage hike during negotiations to be held tomorrow afternoon at the Labor Ministry.

  • 24/07/2013 | Latin America

    Pope Francis' visit to Aparecida

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri inaugurates new Metrobus line

    "The Metrobus is and will be the transport system of the future," Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri said when he officially inaugurated the Metrobus line on 9 de Julio Avenue.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Rossi: ‘Milani never tendered his resignation’

    While attending a meeting in Tandil, Defence Minister Agustín Rossi denied that questioned Army Chief César Milani ever tendered his resignation. Milani is being questioned by the political opposition for his alleged ties to human rights violations.

  • 26/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher; 'blue' at 8.51 pesos

  • 25/07/2013 | Argentina

    IMF explains itself on Argentine debt case

    The International Monetary Fund today tried to justify why it reversed course on filing a brief at the US Supreme Court on the Argentine debt case, saying that the institution’s political neutrality was at stake.

  • 25/07/2013 | Argentina

    Minimum wage to rise 25.5% after agreement with Salary Council

    Members of the Minimum Salary Council were in unaminous agreement as a 25.5 percent rise was determined for those earning the lowest wage permitted by law, which is scheduled to come into force from August 1.

  • 26/07/2013 | Argentina

    Income tax refund to reach gross salaries of up to 25,000 pesos

    The exemption from the income tax deduction of July’s half-year bonus will reach ‘exclusively’ gross salaries of up to 25 thousand pesos, according to a decree published today on the official gazette.

  • 26/07/2013 | Argentina

    France backs Argentina in battle with holdout creditors

    According to reports revealed today by official news agency Télam, the French government will back Argentina in its decade-old legal battle with holdout creditors.

  • 26/07/2013 | Latin America

    Pope Francis delivers the Angelus from balcony of Episcopal palace

    Pope Francis today briefly received young prisoners at the San Joaquin Episcopal palace and delivered the Angelus from the balcony.

  • 26/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK urges Argentines to 'watch over this model of Nation'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led a rally at Deportivo Morón club today in Buenos Aires province to inaugurate a renewed stadium with capacity for more than 30,000 people.

  • 28/07/2013 | Argentina

    Taxes reach centre stage in the midterm election race

    Héctor Recalde, a lawmaker for the ruling Victory Front coalition, is working on a bill to extend the capital gains tax to financial transactions, while a number of parties presented their own bills and aim to raise the wage income tax floor.

  • 28/07/2013 | Argentina

    The elusive quest for originality

    Ruling parties showing off public works projects, important candidates making false steps and modest advertising hits by minor political forces — welcome to campaign 2013.

  • 29/07/2013 | World

    Pope Francis talks about Vatican bank, gays, in flight back to Italy

    Pope Francis said the troubled Vatican bank must become "honest and transparent" and that he will listen to the advice of a commission he has set up on whether it can be reformed or needs to be shut down altogether. He also referred to gay people saying they should not be judged or marginalized and should be integrated into society.

  • 29/07/2013 | Argentina

    Parallel dollar at 8.53 pesos; official rate higher

    Amid a virtually paralyzed parallel market the "blue" dollar was traded at 8.53 pesos in transactions restricted to regular customers.

  • 29/07/2013 | Argentina

    Minimum wage hike comes into effect

    The 25.2 percent minimum wage hike announced by the government came into effect today as it was published on the official gazette.

  • 29/07/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine stocks start week with falls

    The Argentine stock market began the new week with a fall in value, erasing some of the profits that had accumulated since the start of July.

  • 29/07/2013 | Sports

    Gago promises title fight as he returns to Boca

    Argentina international midfielder Fernando Gago addressed the press for the first time since his return to Boca Juniors was confirmed, and asserted that his club "are always favourites for the title" as he readied himself to fight for the 2013 Inicial trophy.

  • 30/07/2013 | Argentina

    Cabandié: ‘Macri is not solving structural issues’

    The head of Victory Front’s caucus at the City Legislature and pre-candidate for a seat at the Lower House Juan Cabandié today criticized what he called “deficiencies in the administration of the City government” headed by political foe, Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 30/07/2013 | Argentina

    Di Tullio blasts Massa's anti-crime proposals

    After Tigre Mayor and Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa proposed to fight insecurity and introduced a package of anti-crime bills in Congress, pro-government lawmaker Juliana Di Tullio questioned the proposals calling them “a dead end street” and asked opposite leaders to plan an “alternative project.”

  • 30/07/2013 | Sports

    Aguero out of Argentina friendly against Italy

    Striker Sergio Aguero is missing from the squad named by coach Alejandro Sabella for Argentina's friendly against Italy in Rome next month.

  • 30/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Unemployment rate falls to 7.2%

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the unemployment rate has fallen to 7.2, during a campaign rally with Victory Front candidates in Cañuelas, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 31/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.515 pesos

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina assumes rotating UN Security Council Presidency

    As for today, Argentina takes over the rotating Presidency of the United Nations Security Council. The South American country was elected as a non-permanent member of the multilateral body by the General Assembly for the 2013-2014 term.

  • 01/08/2013 | Multimedia

    What are the PASO elections?

    The primary elections, also known as PASO, are taking place on August 11th. If you're wondering who are the candidates, which districts matter the most and who is allowed to vote, here is a comprehensive video guide for you.

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    Court throws out corruption case against the Schoklender brothers

    A Federal Court has ordered an end to investigations against brothers Sergio and Pablo Schoklender for alleged misuse of funds in the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo Foundation, and removed judge Norberto Oyarbide from the process.

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition files injunction against YPF-Chevron agreement

    UNEN party pre-candidates Fernando “Pino” Solanas and Fernanda Reyes filed an injunction against the agreement between YPF and US oil giant Chevron, at the Appeals Chamber of Buenos Aires.

  • 01/08/2013 | Latin America

    Ironic Mujica praises Argentine ability to purchase dollars

    Uruguay president José 'Pepe' Mujica kept his tongue firmly in cheek as he affirmed that the Argentine population "is capable of eluding the Pope and even the United Nations" in their quest to buy US dollars, in spite of current exchange controls.

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    IMF demands 'trustworthy economic figures' from Argentina

    Director General of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has once more requested that Argentina present economic figures based on "Trustworthy and credible numbers and statistics".

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    Ángeles Rawson case: Mangeri’s lawyer Pierri aims to leave

    Jorge Mangeri’s defense Miguel Ángel Pierri threatened to leave the case, after feeling “exhausted” with the investigation results that might send his client to life prison for the murder of Angeles Rawson.

  • 02/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.525 pesos

    The US dollar closed at 5.525 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange houses, half a cent higher than yesterday's close while parallel dollar transactions remained almost paralysed as they have been for two weeks amid alleged government controls on large exchange offices.

  • 02/08/2013 | Sports

    Mónaco makes it to the final in Kitzbuehel

    Argentine second seed Juan Mónaco today beat Spain's Albert Montanes by 7-6(2) 7-5 8 in the semifinals of the Kitzbuehel Austrian tournament, and will face also Spanish Marcel Granollers in the last round.

  • 02/08/2013 | World

    Argentine Leiderman withdraws candidacy to head Bank of Israel

    Argentine Leo Leiderman, chief economist at Bank Hapoalim, has withdrawn his candidacy to become the next governor of the Bank of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement today.

  • 02/08/2013 | Argentina

    Poll results allowed through social networks

    Alejandro Tullio, the National Electoral chairman confirmed that social networks like Twitter and Facebook are not included in the electoral ban.

  • 04/08/2013 | Argentina

    Recalde: Massa is 'pulling a Menem'

    Victory Front lawmaker and electoral candidate Héctor Recalde has criticised opponent Sergio Massa ahead of the upcoming midterms, accusing his rival of "pulling a [Carlos] Menem" due to his campaigning style.

  • 05/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady, 'blue' frozen

  • 06/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.535 pesos

    The US dollar traded higher today at banks and exchanges offices at 5.535 pesos for buyers. The greenback reaches a 12.4 percent climb during the year.

  • 06/08/2013 | Argentina

    'It was a gas leak, but we need to wait for the evaluations,' Mayor Fein

    Rosario Mayor Mónica Fein, assured that the tragic explosion in the city was the result of “a gas leak," during a press conference in the province of Santa Fe.

  • 07/08/2013 | Sports

    Tevez says time at Argentina's national team 'in the past'

    Carlos Tevez has abandoned any hope of returning to international duty with Argentina and says he almost turned his back on football entirely before joining Juventus in June.

  • 08/08/2013 | Argentina

    Dollar higher at 5.545 pesos

  • 08/08/2013 | Argentina

    New judge in charge of the Schoklender brothers case

    Federal Judge, Marcelo Martínez de Giorgi has been designated to investigate the Schoklender brothers in a diversion of funds case, after Magistrate Norberto Oyarbide was forced to resign from the investigation by a Federal Chamber decision.

  • 08/08/2013 | Argentina

    Anti-government protest in downtown Buenos Aires and Olivos

    Protesters gathered around Buenos Aires obelisk to participate in a new protest against the administration of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 11/08/2013 | World

    Madrid may ask UN for support over Gibraltar

    Spain may take its row with Britain over the disputed territory of Gibraltar to the United Nations, stepping up its actions in the conflict, a diplomatic source said.

  • 11/08/2013 | Argentina

    In Pictures: Argentina's PASO elections

  • 11/08/2013 | Argentina

    Early results show FPV defeated in key districts Santa Fe, Córdoba and Mendoza

    Former Santa Fe Governor and Progressive Front candidate Hermes Binner had a lead in today's primary elections, while the FPV candidate in Mendoza acknowledged that former vice-president Julio Cobos had defeated him. The Kirchnerites were also defeated in Córdoba, where Schiaretti maintained a clear lead.

  • 11/08/2013 | Argentina

    Official reports say voter turnout reached 75.90%

    According to reports electoral courts have submitted to the National Electoral Chamber, 75.90% of the electorate has cast their ballot in today’s PASO primary elections.

  • 11/08/2013 | Argentina

    Provisional results by province

    In provinces such as Tucumán, Chaco and Formosa, the Victory Front maintained their place as the top political power and on a national level are projected to keep a favourable share of the vote, despite disappointing results in several key regions.

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    UNEN lead Buenos Aires city elections

    The UNEN list led by Fernando “Pino” Solanas and Elisa Carrio was the most voted force in Buenos Aires city primary elections, obtaining 32% for their Senate candidates and 35% in the Lower House.

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Massa: ‘We must start thinking about the future of Argentines’

    Speaking to reporters this morning after his solid victory in Buenos Aires province in yesterday’s PASO primary elections, the Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa stressed the need to “think more about the future generations rather than in the upcoming elections.”

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Insaurralde: 'We are also committed to those who didn't vote for us'

    Twelve hours after official results revealed he had lost in the Buenos Aires province to Renewal Front’s Sergio Massa, Lomas de Zamora Mayor Martín Insaurralde chose Twitter to thank “all Buenos Aires province residents who trusted the Victory Front.”

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes higher 5.57 pesos

    The US dollar rose one cent today and was traded at 5.57 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires.

  • 12/08/2013 | Sports

    Argentina train ahead of Italy clash, Messi still a doubt

    The Argentine national football team, with captain Lionel Messi a fitness worry, has trained for the first time in Rome's Stadio Olimpico, ahead of a friendly match against their Italian counterparts in honour of Pope Francis.

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Death toll in Rosario explosion climbs to 21, search called off

    Another two bodies have been found under the rubble of the building that collapsed last week in downtown Rosario as result of a gas leak, elevating the death toll to 21. No more missing people registered.

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman slams 'anti-Argentine campaign' by vulture funds

    Argentina Foreigjn Minister Héctor Timerman has strongly criticised a supposed "anti-Argentina campaign" carried out by members of the vulture funds in the US Congress, as he met with legislators from the country in a summit.

  • 13/08/2013 | Sports

    Francis to Argentine and Italian soccer players: 'You have a social responsibility'

    The Argentine and Italian national soccer teams visited Pope Francis today in a 15-minute private audience held at the Vatican ahead of the friendly match they will play tomorrow in Rome.

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stock market edged up today amid a sudden interest of investors for shares from service and finance companies, despite the weakness of global markets.

  • 13/08/2013 | Sports

    Messi set to miss Italy friendly clash

    Lionel Messi will not lead Argentina against Italy in tomorrow's friendly in Rome after pulling out with muscle fatigue, Argentine media reported.

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with top cabinet officials in Olivos

    Amid rumors about a possible cabinet shake up, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today held meetings at Olivos presidential residence with top cabinet officials.

  • 13/08/2013 | Latin America

    Chevron warns Ecuador trial could damage operations in Argentina

    US petroleum giant Chevron has warned that the continuing legal battle with Ecuador's government over pollution charges could put in jeopardy the company's partnership with YPF to exploit the Vaca Muerta shale reserves in Neuquén.

  • 13/08/2013 | Sports

    Lavezzi sits on Pope Francis' chair during Argentina visit

    Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina forward Ezequiel Lavezzi took advantage of a visit to the Vatican City to 'steal the throne' from Ballon d'Or holder Lionel Messi, as he cheekily made himself comfortable in Pope Francis' chair during a team photo.

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    Peralta supports Massa: ‘We are going to join him nationwide’

    Santa Cruz Governor, Daniel Peralta assured that he will team up with Tigre Mayor Sergio Massa, after winning the Paso elections in the province of Buenos Aires last Sunday.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.58 pesos

    It seems as if the dollar has no roof as it has risen more than 13 percent so far 2013, and was traded at 5.58 pesos for buyers today at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires City, one cent higher than its last close.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA shares edge up

    Buenos Aires shares edged up today with the Merval index closing 3.15 percent up at 3,883.24 points boosted by financials.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    A defiant CFK calls for a 'one-on-one' discussion with CGT, bank, industry leaders

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today headed a rally at Tecnópolis science exhibition and delivered a heated speech as she is rushing to re launch the Victory Front’s race for October midterms.

  • 14/08/2013 | Sports

    Argentina triumph over Italy in friendly clash

    Goals from Gonzalo Higuaín and Ever Banega helped the Argentine national football team to overcome Italy 2-1 in Rome's Stadio Olimpico, in a match organised in honour of Pope Francis.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    Lorenzino rejects calls for further austerity measures

    Economy minister Hernán Lorenzino has "strongly" rejected an expansion of austerity measures, while he defended the debt reduction policy and admitted the country “still suffers” from consequences of the international financial crisis.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    Metrobus South opens, 23km added to City bus network

    The Metrobus South, which links La Noria bridge and Constitución station with dedicated public transport routes, has been officially opened in Buenos Aires and according to the City government, will benefit 250,000 passengers a day.

  • 15/08/2013 | Argentina

    Inflation reaches 0.9% in July, Indec says

    Argentina's Consumer Price Index (IPC) was of 0.9 percent in July, the INDEC statistics bureau reported, adding the index totaled 5.7 percent this year.

  • 16/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.60 pesos

    The dollar has raised four and a half this week and more than 13.7 percent so far 2013, and today was traded at 5.60 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires City.

  • 16/08/2013 | Argentina

    Strike cripples banking activities

    Banking employees launched a strike to protest 30 dismissals in Tucumán province, which was affecting banking operations nationwide.

  • 16/08/2013 | Argentina

    Economy grows 6,4%

    The economy grew 6,4 percent in June compared to the same month in 2012, the national statistics bureau Indec reported.


  • 20/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.605 pesos

  • 20/08/2013 | Argentina

    Alicia Castro calls PM Cameron 'fool', praises 'Malvinas Pope'

    Alicia Castro, the Argentine ambassador to the United Kingdom, has launched a strong attack on prime minister David Cameron, calling the politician "a fool" and adding that he was "completely useless."

  • 21/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.61 pesos

  • 21/08/2013 | Argentina

    Britain asks Argentina to clarify comments about 'dumb' Cameron

    Britain asked Argentina's ambassador to clarify remarks about Prime Minister David Cameron today after she described his handling of a long-running dispute over the contested Falkland Islands as "foolish" and him as "dumb".

  • 21/08/2013 | Argentina

    Government sells $2.3 bln in treasury bills to central bank

    The government today said it issued a total of $2.6 billion in treasury bonds which it sold to state entities including the central bank, which bought $2.3 billion worth of 10-year paper offering interest of Libor minus 1 percentage point.

  • 21/08/2013 | Argentina

    Farmers and opposition unionists slam CFK ‘dialogue meeting’

    Farmers and unionists questioned President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's decision to exclude them from the meeting at the Patagonia Hotel in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz province.

  • 22/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady rises to 5.62 pesos

  • 22/08/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'We are willing to improve what needs to be improved'

    Speaking at the Council of the Americas held in Buenos Aires, the governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli said the government led by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “must end as better as possible.” He said it’s time to “improve what needs to be improved” but urged to “defend what’s been achieved.”

  • 22/08/2013 | Argentina

    'We asked for the hangar, but we never said they had to stop flying'

    LATAM Airlines Group, the biggest carrier in Latin America, is stirring popular sentiment against Argentina, the country's airport regulator said today.

  • 22/08/2013 | Sports

    Pumas face Springboks searching for lost identity

    Argentina must come back from the abyss of lost identity and pride as a rugby team by recovering their strengths in defence and fighting spirit when they face South Africa again in Mendoza, centre Marcelo Bosch said.

  • 22/08/2013 | Sports

    Messi in Argentina squad for World Cup qualifier

    Argentina's injured captain Lionel Messi has been named in a squad missing the suspended Javier Mascherano and Gonzalo Higuain for next month's World Cup qualifier against South America's bottom side Paraguay.

  • 23/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends week higher

    The US dollar which is traded at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires today rose another cent to 5.62 pesos for buyers.

  • 23/08/2013 | Argentina

    Bondholder fight: Argentina loses US appeal; SC appeal resolution pending

    Argentina today lost its appeal of a US judge's order requiring that it pay $1.33 billion to bondholders that did not participate in two restructurings following the country's historic $100 billion default more than a decade ago. The 2nd Circuit said enforcement of the injunctions would be stayed, pending resolution of an appeal of an earlier decision last year to the US Supreme Court, and avoiding a technical default by Argentina.

  • 24/08/2013 | Argentina

    Hedge funds celebrate US Court ruling: ‘Argentina is not above the law’

    Hedge funds celebrated the decision by the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, denying the payment strategy presented by the national Government to cancel an unpaid debt from 2001.

  • 25/08/2013 | Argentina

    Lorenzino defiant over vulture funds: 'They will not take us back to 2001'

    Economy minister Hernán Lorenzino has spoken out about the New York court pro-vulture funds ruling stating that the decision by judge Thomas Griesa was an "attempt to take the country back to 2001".

  • 26/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs one cent to 5.64 pesos

    The US dollar opened steady today at banks and exchange offices at 5.58 pesos (buying price) and 5.64 (selling price). Buenos Aires stocks edge up 0.5 %.

  • 26/08/2013 | Argentina

    Melconian: Vulture funds are 'goodwill people,' Argentina is 'untrustworthy'

    Economist Carlos Melconian made at least controversial statements that might upset some Kirchnerites as the government battles hard not to lose a 1.3 billion fight over Argentina’s defaulted bonds a decade ago. “Vulture funds are goodwill people”, he considered and questioned the country’s financial solidity to face debt commitments.

  • 27/08/2013 | Argentina

    Kirchnerite governors defend debt swap

    Debt swap announced by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has received strong support from provincial governors. First to ratify the official move was BA province head Daniel Scioli: “If the government does well, the country goes well.”

  • 27/08/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't rises income tax floor to 15,000 pesos

    Only employees earning more than 15,000 pesos in gross salary will have to pay income tax starting September 1, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced yesterday.

  • 28/08/2013 | Argentina

    'Debt swap is not a way to dodge justice' - Lorenzino

    The debt swap announced earlier this week landed in the Senate today with Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino and his second-in-command Axel Kicillof defending a move that seeks to win over a 1.3 billion dollar dispute against vulture funds.

  • 28/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up 2%, Moreno lowers 'blue' dollar

    Local stocks edge up 2 percent with the Merval benchmark stock index reached 3,925.31 points as the government announced stocks listed in the market will not be taxed in the new income tax scheme. Greenbacks in exchange “caves” closed at 9.40 pesos after the massive police ride organised by Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno.

  • 28/08/2013 | Sports

    Maradona slams Argentina for lack of support in World Cup

    Argentina football legend and World Cup winner Diego Maradona has launched strong criticism of the current national team under Alejandro Sabella, in stating that he does not have faith in how the coach does his job.

  • 28/08/2013 | Argentina

    Justice stops Government resolution on LAN

    Through a pre-injunction measure, a judicial measure has put the brakes on the government’s resolution to evict LAN from their hangar in Jorge Newbery Metropolitan Airport.

  • 29/08/2013 | Argentina

    After steady open, US dollar climbs to 5.67

    US dolllar that trades in banks and exchange offices climbed once cent and a half reaching  5.67 pesos. Greenbacks’ purchases in the so called exchange “caves” dropped to 9.38 pesos following yesterday's official raids that closed down informal market offices.

  • 29/08/2013 | Argentina

    Vulture funds urged NY judge Griesa to call off hearing - Gov't

    Vulture funds fighting Argentina over the country’s defaulted bonds a decade ago requested New York judge Thomas Griesa to call off the hearing scheduled for today, the state news agency Télam reported.

  • 29/08/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina condemns military attack on Syria

    Argentina has officially condemned the West's intents for a strike on Syria saying a military intervention could “aggravate” the country’s domestic scenario and repudiated the use of chemical weapons.

  • 29/08/2013 | Argentina

    Government seeks to operate in Brazilian and Chilean hangars

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo requested LATAM to permit domestic flights for Aerolíneas Argentinas in Chile and Brazil.

  • 29/08/2013 | Argentina

    CFK in campaign: ‘The economic past is around the corner’

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated an industrial exposition in the southeast town of Berazategui, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 30/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar reaches 5.68 pesos; 'cave' drops to 9.25 pesos

    The US dollar reached 5.62 pesos (buying price) and 5.68 pesos (selling price). Greenbacks rack up a 3-cent rise with devaluation is already hitting 15.3 percent. In the informal market, the foreign currency drops to 9.25 due to tightening government controls.

  • 31/08/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli urges Justice to 'apply what the society is demanding'

    While back on campaign, Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli urged Justice to “apply what the society is demanding”, during a rally with Kirchnerite officials in the National Gendarmerie School, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 01/09/2013 | Argentina

    The taxman cometh not

    The Victory Front’s defeat looks bad. But because the real midterm vote is in October Argentina is currently not in the state of agitation associated with a period of political instability.

  • 01/09/2013 | Argentina

    Playing games with taxes

    By James Neilson
    It would appear that all decent people in Argentina, whether they are left-wingers who want to stick it to the plutocrats, middle-of-the road pragmatists or dour fiscal conservatives, think income tax is immoral, especially when hard-up workers are forced to pay it.

  • 01/09/2013 | Argentina

    Of ideologies and Supreme Courts

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    For many people Argentina’s big problem today is an ideological polarization which, they think, prevails everywhere in a confrontation which does not do anybody any good.

  • 01/09/2013 | Argentina

    Macri guns for presidency in 2015

    Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri has revealed his presidential aspirations for the next elections in 2015, and also cast doubt on whether Renewal Front heavyweight Sergio Massa represents a real change from the current government of President Cristina Kirchner.

  • 02/09/2013 | Argentina

    Chile reacts to CFK statements on LAN spat

    The Chilean government today explained president Sebastián Piñera abided by the law when he agreed to sell his share stake in LAN airlines before taking office.

  • 02/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.685 pesos

  • 02/09/2013 | Argentina

    EU warns of trade protectionism in Argentina, other emerging economies

    Global efforts to battle trade protectionism need to be reinforced to help shield the fragile economic recovery across the world. In a report released today, the European Commission identified about 150 new trade restrictions introduced over the last year, whereas only 18 existing measures have been dismantled.

  • 02/09/2013 | Argentina

    Parliamentary candidate admits inflation in some sectors higher than official

    Victory Front’s parliamentary candidate Martín Insaurralde today admitted the inflation rate is higher than the one released by INDEC statistics agency although the agency is “transparent” and “must readjust to times and realities.”

  • 02/09/2013 | Argentina

    Berni blasts Massa’s security plan

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni strongly criticized a security plan presented by parliamentary candidate and Tigre Mayor Sergio Massa, as he considered it “irresponsible” and “insufficient.”

  • 02/09/2013 | Argentina

    August tax collection reaches 75bn pesos

    The government has announced that tax revenue for August totalled 75.9bn pesos, an increase of 25.5 percent over the takings for the same period in 2012.

  • 03/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.70 pesos

  • 03/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK flies to Russia to attend the G20 summit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was already flying to St. Petersburg to attend the G20 summit to begin next Thursday at the Constantine Palace.

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK to address vulture funds issue during G20 meeting

    After arriving in St. Petersburg for the G20 meeting, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner stressed she will be addreessing the vulture funds issue during the summit despite Washington rejected to mention it in the final statement.

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    Senate debates debt swap

    The Senate was addressing today the debt swap announced by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner following the recent New York judicial setback in Argentina’s long-standing dispute against US-based vulture funds.

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.71 pesos

  • 04/09/2013 | World

    Stiglitz on vulture funds: 'US court ruling tendentious, economically dangerous'

    A column signed by Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz named "The Vulture's victory" stressed "a recent decision by a United States appeals court threatens to upend global sovereign-debt markets."

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    Tax reform bill passed by Lower House

    With 139 votes in favor and 91 against, MPs passed the Income tax reform bill which will be sent next week to the Senate in order to become law.

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    New debt swap plan approved by Senate

    The Argentine Senate has approved plans to reopen exchanges on national debt for a third time, the motion passing through the upper house with 57 votes in favour and eight against.

  • 05/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'There is no bigger protectionism than that of world powers'

    With a busy agenda prior to her G20 Summit address, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner renewed her criticism of so called world powers’ "protectionism" and warned about a “crisis of the multilateral system” both in the economic and political arenas.

  • 05/09/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli announces Cabinet changes

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli announced that the province will have separate ministers for Security and Justice, giving the former position to Ezeiza mayor Alejandro Granados.

  • 06/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rose to 5.71 pesos

  • 06/09/2013 | Argentina

    PRO party defines Low Chamber ticket

    City Governor Mauricio Macri confirmed the first 14 places of their candidates list for the upcoming elections in October.

  • 07/09/2013 | Argentina

    'Vulture Funds’: Government files appeal before US Court

    Just a few moments before deadline, the government filed two appeals before the United States Appeals Court over the dispute with the so called ‘Vulture Funds’.

  • 08/09/2013 | Argentina

    Cosentino dismisses chance of new embargos on Argentina

    The Finance Secretary has played down the possibility of Argentina being hit by economic sanctions, due to the ongoing lawsuits filed by 'Vulture Funds' looking to recover around 1.47bn dollars in unpaid debts.

  • 08/09/2013 | Sports

    Argentina defeat Canada, qualify for basketball World Cup

    The Argentina national basketball team have secured their passage to the 2014 World Cup in Spain, after beating 73-67 in the final match of the qualifying round's second phase.

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman: 'Two circles in Argentina'

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman today referred to the so called “red circle” controversy saying that there are “two circles” in Argentina, “the red one, and the blue and white circle.”

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends steady at 5.71 pesos

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández rejects lowering age of criminal responsibility

    Kirchnerite Senator Aníbal Fernández rejected the idea of lowering the age of criminal responsibility to 14 years old following Martín Insaurralde's proposal that stirred up debate.

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    Union leader Oscar Lescano dies

    Head of the power workers union Oscar Lescano died this morning at the age of 80, after fighting a disease.

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires shares hit record high

    Buenos Aires shares were higher today and hit a record high as the Merval benchmark index climbed 2.9 percent to 4,303.85 points.

  • 09/09/2013 | Latin America

    Stranded Uruguayan fled after sex abuse accusation - Chile prosecutor

    An emaciated 58-year-old Uruguayan man found alive four months after disappearing in the remote Andes Mountains had fled Chile after accusations he sexually abused a minor, a  Chilean prosecutor's office said.

  • 10/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.72 pesos

  • 10/09/2013 | Argentina

    Merval breaks new record

    Buenos Aires shares broke a new record today amid optimism among investors and positive data from China, Europe and the United States.

  • 11/09/2013 | Economy

    Debt swap set for Lower House approval

    The bill to reopen the debt swap for holdout creditors who have refused to settle with Argentina since the 2001 US$100 billion default is set to be passed as law today after it was cleared for debate in a Lower House committee hearing yesterday, at which the Kirchnerite administration’s economic team once again defended the initiative.

  • 11/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.73 pesos

  • 11/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with business, union leaders, announces changes for self-employed workers

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was holding a meeting today with businessmen and union leaders, as part of the so called "social dialogue" which was launched by the head of state after the government's electoral setback in August primaries.

  • 11/09/2013 | Argentina

    Lower House lawmakers discuss debt swap bill

    Lower House lawmakers today began to discuss the bill to reopen the debt swap for holdout creditors who have refused to settle with Argentina since the 2001 US$100 billion default.

  • 11/09/2013 | Argentina

    Recalde: ‘We have the most modern fleet in Latin America’

    The head of Aerolíneas Argentinas addressed Senate Joint committee members about the financial and business situation of the company.

  • 11/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Dialogue must be ‘sincere, open, fearless’

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led the ‘Industry Day’ celebrations at a dinner with industrial and political leaders in Tecnopolis exhibition center, in the Buenos Aires province. She repeated calls for an open exchange of ideas.

  • 12/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends lower at 5.725 pesos

  • 12/09/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires shares break new record before late fall

    Buenos Aires shares hit a new record high today when the Merval benchmark index gained 0.9 percent reaching 4,557.08 points, although the market eventually dropped off at the end of the day.

  • 12/09/2013 | Argentina

    Congress gives go-ahead to open-ended debt swap

    The Congress approved late last night a debt swap offering an unlimited time window for the remaining 7 percent of investors to restructure bonds left over from the country's 2002 default.

  • 13/09/2013 | Sports

    Mónaco lost to Czech Stepanek in Davis Cup opener

    US Open doubles champion Radek Stepanek beat Juan Mónaco in the opening singles of the Czech Republic's Davis Cup semi-final. Stepanek marked superiority with a 7-6, 6-3 and 6-2 victory.

  • 12/09/2013 | Argentina

    Gov’t announces compensation for Cordoba’s fire victims

    The Government announced a number of measures designed to relieve Cordoba’s fire victims, including credits and a rise in the family’s assignations and pensions for a three month period, during a press conference in Buenos Aires.

  • 13/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps to 5.735 pesos

    US dollar that is traded at banks and exchange offices climbed one cent to 5.735 pesos today. "Cave" greenbacks remain at 9.25 pesos. Buenos Aires stocks edged up 2.27 percent hitting a new historic maximum peak.

  • 13/09/2013 | Latin America

    Argentina, Brazil ready efforts against cyber-espionage

    Argentine Defence Minister Agustín Rossi and his Brazilian counterpart Celso Amorim have issued a joint statement with cyber-defence taking the center stage of the bilateral agenda.

  • 13/09/2013 | Argentina

    Inflation reaches 0.8% in August, Indec says

    Argentina's Consumer Price Index (IPC) was of 0.8 percent in August, the INDEC statistics bureau reported, adding the index totalled 6.6 percent this year.

  • 15/09/2013 | Argentina

    Coupmongering in Argentine politics

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    Historically, certain Argentine political games have proved lethal for democracy. For example, the coupmongering mania of some civilians, whose patient work has led more than once to the general unhappiness of the population, at least in the last 80 years of national life.

  • 15/09/2013 | Sports

    Argentina triumph to gain Davis Cup consolation

    Horacio Zeballos and Leonardo Mayer both achieved victory for Argentina in today's Davis Cup clashes against the Czech Republic, leaving the international tennis tie 3-2 in favour of the Europeans.

  • 16/09/2013 | Argentina

    Massa says 'gov't's budget bill denies inflation'

    Congressional candidate and Tigre Mayor Sergio Massa criticized the 2014 Budget draft bill submitted to Congress by the government which is expected to be cleared for debate in the Lower house this week.

  • 16/09/2013 | Argentina

    'Stepping on Malvinas’ soil'

    By Constanza Heller from Río Grande
    Tierra del Fuego governor Fabiana Ríos attended Sunday´s marathon in the city of Río Grande. “Are you going to run?” the asked her. “I am going to walk with the people”, she clarified.

  • 17/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.75 pesos

    The US dollar today rose one cent to 5.75 pesos for buyers, continuing with the upward tendency of the last business days.

  • 17/09/2013 | Argentina

    Government prepares for budget vote

    The ruling Victory Front has obtained the Budget Committee's approval for their proposed 2014 spending plans and the extension of emergency economic laws, which will be voted on in the Lower House in one week.

  • 18/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.755 pesos

    The US dollar today rose half a cent to 5.755 pesos for buyers, continuing with the upward tendency of the last business days.

  • 19/09/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't takes control of three more railway lines

    In another step towards the state control of the railway system, the government announced the nationalization of three other lines which connect BA City to the provinces of Tucumán and Córdoba, passing through Santa Fe and Santiago del Estero provinces.

  • 19/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.765 pesos

    The US dollar today rose half a cent to 5.765 pesos for buyers, continuing its upward tendency of the last business days and after rising one cent yesterday.

  • 19/09/2013 | Argentina

    Moreno appeals indictment

    Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno appealed the indictment ordered by Judge Claudio Bonadío as he considered the ruling “arbitrary” and requested the federal court to dismiss it.

  • 19/09/2013 | World

    Pope says Church needs to be more open, welcoming, less inclined to condemn

    Francis said the Catholic Church should not allow its bans on gay marriage, abortion and contraception to dominate its teachings, but must be a more welcoming Church where priests are understanding pastors and not cold, dogmatic bureaucrats.

  • 19/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK visits fire affected areas in Córdoba

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today overflew the areas affected by the wild fires registered in the province of Córdoba which last week prompted hundreds of evacuations, injured five people and caused several damages.

  • 20/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar half cent higher at 5.77 pesos

    The US dollar today rose half a cent to 5.77 pesos for buyers, continuing its upward tendency of the last business days.

  • 20/09/2013 | Argentina

    Two Argentine Greenpeace activists arrested by Russian authorities

    Two Greenpeace activists from Argentina have been put into custody by the Russian coast guard as they were protesting against oil drilling in the Arctic. The organization said theyface “terrorism and illegal scientific investigations” charges.

  • 22/09/2013 | Argentina

    Vote again and again

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Is it time to feel a little queasy about what lies ahead for Argentina politically? Between now and 2015 there’ll be little time to breathe easy.

  • 23/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.78 pesos; BA shares gain

    After rising three cents and a half last week, the US dollar today sticked to its upward trend as it rose one cent to 5.78 pesos for buyers.

  • 24/09/2013 | Argentina

    Greenpeace activists could face piracy charges

    Russia has charged with piracy Greenpeace activists who were arrested for trying to board an oil rig last week in protest of hydrocarbon exploration activities in the Arctic. Argentineans Camila Speziale and Hernán Pérez Orsi are among the 30 members of the environmental group facing now a legal dispute and jail more than 13,000 km away from home.

  • 24/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends steady at 5.78 pesos

    The US dollar today ended at 5.78 pesos for buyers, unchanged from its last close and after rising one cent yesterday and three and a half cents last week.

  • 24/09/2013 | Argentina

    Massa: ‘There is a way of doing politics that is coming to an end’

    Renewal Front Candidate Sergio Massa, assured that “there a way of doing politics that is coming to an end”, during a campaign visit in the town of Coronel Suarez, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 24/09/2013 | Argentina

    Fears of monopoly grow as Telefónica increases stake in Telecom Italy

    By Pablo Jimenez
    Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica has confirmed the purchase of a further stake in Telco, the biggest shareholder of Telecom Italy. The company, which operates heavily in South American markets such as Argentina and Brazil, now holds two-thirds of the Italian enterprise.

  • 25/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.78 pesos

    The US dollar closed at 5.78 pesos for buyers, unchanged from its last close but after climbing three cents and a half last week.

  • 25/09/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA and DAIA confirm rejection of Iran agreement

    The AMIA and DAIA Jewish community institutions have reaffirmed their objections to the memorandum of understanding and cooperation with Iran, approved in Congress nine months ago.

  • 25/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK announces extension of Procrear credit plans

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has announced the extension of the Procrear housing credit scheme, during a rally at the Bicentenary Museum in the City of Buenos Aires.

  • 26/09/2013 | Multimedia

    Video: Greenpeace activists arrested by Russian forces

    Video footage of the moment Greenpeace activists are arrested in the Russian Arctic has started to go around the web showing how protesters are sprayed with water cannons and pulled by Russian forces. Argentines Camila Speziale and Hernán Pérez Orsi taking part in te anti-drilling campaign remain under detention, waiting for their legal situation to be decided.

  • 26/09/2013 | World

    Russian courts order activists held over Arctic oil protest

    A Russian court ordered seven Greenpeace activists and a photographer held in custody for two months pending further investigation over a protest against offshore Arctic oil drilling. Argentina's Camila Speziale and Hernán Pérez Orsi are among the 30 protesters facing piracy charges.

  • 26/09/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina, Spain join up to pressure Britain on Malvinas, Gibraltar

    Argentina and Spain agreed today to join forces in order to pressure Britain to discuss their separate claims on British territories: the Malvinas Islands and Gibraltar near the southern tip of Spain.

  • 26/09/2013 | World

    Timerman to meet with Iran government over AMIA case

    Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman has confirmed that he will meet Iranian counterpart Javadi Zarif, in a talk designed to throw light on the current status of the AMIA agreement.

  • 26/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Nation's resources belong to the people

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced new energy works during a rally led in the capital of Posadas, Misiones, using the speech to criticise politicians who opposed the 2014 budgets.

  • 27/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.795 pesos

    The US dollar today ended half a cent higher at 5.795 pesos for buyers, continuing its upward trend of the last weeks.

  • 27/09/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina, Ghana deal ends Frigate ARA Libertad dispute

    Argentina and Ghana have signed a deal putting an end to the Frigate ARA Libertad dispute with Ghana, which had seized the Argentine warship.

  • 27/09/2013 | Argentina

    'PJ candidate for 2015 will come out from primaries,' Gioja

    Ahead of the October legislative elections, San Juan Governor José Luis Gioja today came on stage to assure that a PJ presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections “will come out from the primaries.”

  • 28/09/2013 | Argentina

    July’s fiscal deficit: $2.725,1 million

    The fiscal deficit in July pointed $2.725,1 million, an improvement of 5,52% comparing last year’s record of 2.884,3 million.

  • 30/09/2013 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court analyses whether to take 'vulture fund' case

    The US Supreme Court  analysed the list of cases that could be discussed from the start of the new session beginning October 7, among which is a high-profile appeal by Argentina over its battle with hedge funds that refused to take part in two debt restructurings that sprang from the country's 2002 default.

  • 30/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.80 pesos

    The US currency today rose half a cent to 5.80 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange offices, after opening unchanged from Friday's close.

  • 30/09/2013 | Argentina

    Ex Central Bank chief says gov't 'lied' about whitewash plan

    Former Central Bank chief Aldo Pignanelli today assured the whitewash plan launched by the government two months ago “will have a bad ending” as the government “lied and drove mistrust” among people regarding that new mechanism.

  • 01/10/2013 | World

    US Supreme Court takes no action on Argentina bonds case

    The US Supreme Court today took no action on whether it should hear an appeal filed by Argentina over its battle with hedge funds that refused to take part in two debt restructurings that sprang from the country's 2002 default.

  • 01/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.805 pesos

    The official dollar closed half a cent higher at 5.805 for buyers, compared to yesterday's close and continuing its upward mood.

  • 01/10/2013 | Argentina

    September tax income jumps 25%

    Argentina's tax revenue jumped to 71.805 billion pesos in September, up 25.2 percent from the same month a year ago ($12.4 billion), the government said today.

  • 01/10/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina formalises AMIA request in Iran - United States dialogue

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has instructed Cecilia Nahón, US ambassador for Argentina, to formally ask the White House and the State Department to include the AMIA case in their meeting agenda with Iran.

  • 01/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK backs Obama: ‘Public health is the state's responsibility’

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has commented on the US government shutdown and Barack Obama's attempts to reform medical care, stating that public health was a key obligation for any governing party.

  • 02/10/2013 | World

    Greenpeace activists charged with piracy

    Russian authorities charged Greenpeace activists from several nations with piracy over a protest against Arctic oil drilling at a platform owned by the state-controlled energy company Gazprom , the environmental group said.

  • 02/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.81 pesos

    The official dollar closed half a cent higher at 5.81 pesos for buyers. The parallel dollar price registered a slight raise and was traded at 9.57 pesos.

  • 02/10/2013 | Argentina

    Kicillof praises whitewash programme

    Speaking to lawmakers in the Senate, Economy Deputy Minister Axel Kicillof revealed he and the Central Bank chief Mercedes Marcó del Pont, convinced President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to extend the tax amnesty deadline, which was finally prolonged for three more months.

  • 02/10/2013 | Argentina

    Uruguay authorizes increased production at ex-Botnia plant

    The President of Uruguay José Mujica has authorised the UPM paper plant to increase its production despite the objections of the Argentine Government, after his visit to Buenos Aires.

  • 02/10/2013 | Argentina

    Senate comission approves 2014 Budget

    The government obtained the endorsement needed to approve the budget bill expected to be voted on in a Senate session scheduled for October 9.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    Mujica 'cornered' by Argentina's Hague move

    Amid soaring tensions between Montevideo and Buenos Aires over the Botnia case, Uruguayan President José Mujica said he has been “politically cornered” by Argentina’s decision to take the environmental complaint to The Hague.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.82 pesos

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    UPM wants Argentina-Uruguay to 'break off relations,' Urribarri

    Best case scenario for the UPM pulp mill company if Argentina and Uruguay to break off relations, governor of the Entre Ríos province Sergio Urribarri said as he fiercely questioned Montevideo’s recent decision to authorize the Finnish firm to increase its production.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    Lorenzino sharpens strategy against vulture funds in New York

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino met in New York with Inter American Development Bank authorities, and will visit the Cleary, Gottlib, Steen and Hamilton law firm, which represents Argentina in its billonaire dispute against the so called “vulture funds.”

  • 03/10/2013 | World

    Russia charges 30 with piracy over Greenpeace Arctic protest

    Russia has pressed piracy charges against all 30 people arrested after the environmental group Greenpeace staged a protest at an offshore oil platform in the Arctic, investigators said today.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    Vanoli: 'We won't give in to pressures'

    During his exposition at the “Capital Markets” forum organized by Ámbito Summits, CNV securities regulator chief Alejandro Vanoli today assured ‘there is no turning back’ from the capital markets reform law, adding the government won’t give in to pressures.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: US courts 'want to lead us to default’

    President Cristina de Kirchner has accused part of the United States judiciary of wishing to take Argentina "to default", comparing the nation's situation with that which currently faces US counterpart Barack Obama.

  • 04/10/2013 | World

    Pope, in Assisi, calls on Church to shun vanity

    The Roman Catholic Church, from the lowliest priest to the pontiff himself, must strip itself of all "vanity, arrogance and pride" and humbly serve the poorest members of society, Pope Francis said today.

  • 04/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.82 pesos

  • 05/10/2013 | Argentina

    Thousands of devoted walkers join the 39th Luján pilgrimage

    The 39th annual youth pilgrimage to the city of Luján in Buenos Aires province could turn into more than one million Catholics walking 63 km to reach the historic Luján Basilica. This time, such massive act of prayer is being crossed by the designation of ex Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pontiff.

  • 05/10/2013 | World

    Russia dismisses Dutch legal action over Greenpeace activists

    Russia shrugged off Dutch legal action over its detention and prosecution of Greenpeace activists for piracy, saying the group's protest at an Arctic oil platform had been "pure provocation."

  • 05/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK steps down from campaign

    President Cristina Kirchner was expected to appear in numerous political rallies across the country, starting next Monday, as a part of the campaign for the upcoming legislative elections of October 27th.

  • 06/10/2013 | Argentina

    Ex-Botnia protesters denied entry to Uruguay

    Members of the Environmental Citizens' Assembly of Gualeguaychu today read out a speech on the eastern side of the General San Martin international bridge, where they once more voiced their condemnation of the UMP paper plant on the banks of the River Uruguay.

  • 08/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.83 pesos

    The official dollar closed at 5.83 pesos for buyers, after rising one cent yesterday. The US currency accumulates a 18.9 percent raise.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'CFK is taking a needed and deserved rest'

    Vice-President Boudou cancelled two trips and was scheduled to replace President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in several official activities today, after she was ordered to rest for a month.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    Top US court won't hear Argentina bond dispute appeal

    The US Supreme Court declined to hear a preliminary appeal filed by Argentina against hedge funds that refused to take part in two debt restructurings that sprang from the country's 2002 default.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou in charge of presidency

    After heading several scheduled official activities, Vice-President Amado Boudou took over the presidential duties.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK to undergo surgery

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was admitted to the Favaloro Foundation clinic, which specializes in cardiovascular diseases, where she was going through pre surgical exams before she undergoes surgery due to a subdural hematoma.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'We are more united and committed'

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli today referred to the health situation President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was going through and affirmed “this team is more united and committed.”

  • 08/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou to inaugurate bridge in Córdoba

    On his second day in charge of the Executive and while President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is recovering from a brain surgery, Vice-President Amado Boudou is scheduled to fly this afternoon to the province of Córdoba to inaugurate a bridge which connects the cities of Villa María and Villa Nueva.

  • 08/10/2013 | Argentina

    Mujica sends best wishes to CFK after surgery

    Uruguay’s president José “Pepe” Mujica has wished a “rapid recovery” to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who today underwent surgery on a subdural haematoma.

  • 08/10/2013 | Sports

    Somoza and Mercado called to injury-hit Argentina squad

    Leandro Somoza and Gabriel Mercado were two surprise inclusions in Alejandro Sabella's Argentina squad to face Perú and Uruguay, as the national team saw several players pull out through injury.

  • 08/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou pays tribute to CFK as he assumes presidential duties

    Vice President Amado Boudou transmitted a message of solidarity for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as he led a rally in Cordoba, where he inaugurated a new bridge in the city of Villa Maria.

  • 09/10/2013 | World

    Greenpeace boss urges meeting with Putin, Moscow reveals 'narcotics' accusations

    Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin offering himself as "guarantor" of the activists that remain arrested in Murmansk since September.

  • 09/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.83 pesos, parallel higher

    The official dollar rate remained at 5.83 pesos for buyers today, unchanged from yesterday's close while the so called "blue dollar" climbed eight cents to 9.70 pesos for buyers. 

  • 09/10/2013 | Argentina

    Central Bank appeals Judge Griesa decision to freeze reserves

    The Central Bank has appealed Judge Thomas Griesa ruling on the Vulture funds case where he established an order to freeze its assets, after considering the entity an ‘Alter Ego’ of the Argentine state.

  • 09/10/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman asks Uruguay's Mujica to 'retract' UPM decision, admits issue could go to Hague

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman today formally asked the government of José Mujica to desist in their plans to allow increased production at the UPM paper plant, revealing that Argentina hoped to reach an agreement with their Uruguayan counterparts before returning to The Hague.

  • 10/10/2013 | Argentina

    Senate passes 2014 Budget, Kirchnerism secures political victory

    With a majority of 40 senators in favor and 27 against, the Upper House passed the 2014 budget and the extension of the emergency laws as well.

  • 10/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.835 pesos

    The official dollar rate closed at 5.835 pesos for buyers today, half a cent higher from yesterday's close. The US currency has accumulated a 18.9 percent raise since the beginning of the year.

  • 10/10/2013 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández blasts Carrió, rejects criticism of Vice-President Boudou

    Victory Front’s Senator Aníbal Fernández today rejected lawmaker Elisa Carrió’s accusations against him after she said he was the “leader of narco-trafficking” in Argentina and denied differences inside the government regarding Amado Boudou.

  • 10/10/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't to pay 500 M to end ICSID disputes

    The government will offer to pay about 500 million dollars to five companies in compensation to resolve disputes filed at the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

  • 10/10/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguayan Mujica dismisses UPM row: 'Only God gives ultimatums'

    Uruguay’s president José Mujica today disparaged demands for discussions set by the Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman to go back into negotiations regarding the UPM paper plant.

  • 10/10/2013 | Sports

    Sabella confirms Argentina team vs. Perú, names Di Maria captain

    Argentine national football team coach Alejandro Sabella has named the 11 players who will start tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against Perú, confirming that Ángel Di Maria will lead the side out as captain in the Monumental.

  • 11/10/2013 | Sports

    Del Potro marches into Shanghai semi-finals

    Juan Martin del Potro kept his errors to a minimum as the Argentine breezed past Spain's Nicolas Almagro 6-3 6-3 to march into the semi-finals of the Shanghai Open today.

  • 11/10/2013 | World

    New judicial setback for Greenpeace activists, Russia refuses bail to Britons

    Two Britons held in Russia for a Greenpeace protest were ordered to remain in pre-trial detention, a defeat for the first of the many foreigners among the 30 detainees to seek bail. Argentineans Camila Speziale and Hernán Pérez Orsi might face a similar judicial setback.

  • 11/10/2013 | Argentina

    Alfonso Prat Gay: 'Gov't seeks to get fresh dollars'

    Opposition MP Alfonso Prat Gay today questioned the government’s decision to offer to pay corporations to end disputes at the World Bank’s ICSID.

  • 11/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.84 pesos

    The official exchange rate today rose another half a cent to reach 5.84 pesos for buyers after climbing two cents this week while the so called "blue dollar" was five cents lower.

  • 13/10/2013 | Argentina

    Chile's Piñera sends best wishes to Gioja

    Chile president Sebastián Piñera has affirmed that he is paying close attention to the health of San Juan governor José Gioja, and sent his best wishes to the injured politician who survived a helicopter crash last Friday.

  • 14/10/2013 | World

    Russia denies bail for Greenpeace US captain, Argentine activist

    Russia denied bail to Greenpeace Captain Peter Willcox and Argentine activist Camila Speziale who are among 30 environmentalists arrested on charges of piracy over a protest at an Arctic drilling platform.

  • 15/10/2013 | Latin America

    Mujica says pulp mill talks subject to elections, CFK health

    For Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica, negotiations over the pulp mill conflict with Buenos Aires rely on the October 27 legislative elections and the health recovery of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Botnia talks might then be resumed, he considered.

  • 15/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.845 pesos; 'blue' lower

    The official exchange rate today rose half a cent higher to 5.845 pesos for buyers. Last week it closed two cents higher.

  • 15/10/2013 | Argentina

    Inflation reaches 0.8% in September, Indec says

    Argentina's Consumer Price Index (IPC) was of 0.8% in September, the INDEC statistics bureau reported, adding that inflation totalled 7.4% this year.

  • 15/10/2013 | Argentina

    Judge to decide validity of AMIA agreement

    The Supreme Court confirmed that Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral will define the legality of the agreement between Argentina and Iran pledging cooperation on investigating the AMIA bombing, signed last January and approved in Congress a month later.

  • 15/10/2013 | Argentina

    Vera: 'If we don’t fight mafia culture there is no chance to beat crime'

    By Damian Pachter

    Gustavo Vera is the head of “La Alameda” foundation, a non-governmental Organization focused on the battle against slave work, corruption and prostitution ‘mafias’. He’s also the UNEN party’s first candidate for the BA City Legislature in the October 27 elections.

  • 16/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.85 pesos

    The official rate rose to 5.85 pesos for buyers, half a cent higher than yesterday's closing price.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    Netanyahu, Lapid will meet to pick new Bank of Israel governor

    Israel's prime minister and finance minister will meet today to choose a new governor of the Bank of Israel, government officials said.

  • 17/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.86 pesos

  • 17/10/2013 | Argentina

    Malvinas trade mission arrives in Uruguay to fuel oil business

    Amid tightening tensions between Buenos Aires and London over Argentina’s demands for negotiations over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands, a British government trade mission landed in Uruguay to promote hydrocarbon activities.

  • 17/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: ‘The people are loyal to the President’

    Acting president Amado Boudou asserted that the Argentine public was still firmly behind Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, as he celebrated the Peronist 'Day of Loyalty' in the centre of Buenos Aires.

  • 18/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.86 pesos

    The US currency closed steady at 5.86 pesos for buyers today. Greenbacks in the informal market reached 9.86 pesos. Meanwhile, Buenos Aires stocks edged up 1.5 percent to 5,465.85 points setting a new historic peak.

  • 18/10/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't makes ICSID deal official, disputes settled

    Argentina’s payment to five companies following ICSID disputes has become official. The 677 million-dollar agreement involving a 25-percent debt acquittance will be paid with the 2017 Bonar and the 2015 Boden bonds. The firms will be subscribing to Argentina’s BAADE energy bond for 68 million dollars.

  • 18/10/2013 | Argentina

    Economy grows 4% in August

    Economic activity grew 4% percent in August compared to the same period in 2012, totaling a 5,5% annual growth, according to the Indec report released.

  • 21/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps to 5.87 pesos after steady open

    The US dollar jumped to 5.82 (buying price) and 5.87 (selling price) at Buenos Aires city banks and exchange offices. Informal market greenbacks trade at 9.90 pesos. Local stocks closed up 3.59 percent.

  • 21/10/2013 | Sports

    Pumas coach Phelan resigns ahead of European tour

    Santiago Phelan has resigned as Argentina coach ahead of the Pumas' European tour that includes tests against England, Wales and Italy next month, the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) said today.

  • 22/10/2013 | Argentina

    EU states back biodiesel duties on Argentina, Indonesia

    European Union member states agreed to impose punitive duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, which are accused of selling it into the bloc at unfairly low prices, according to diplomats.

  • 22/10/2013 | Argentina

    Vanoli: 'Revealing illegal dollar rates is like publishing cocaine prices'

    The CNV securities regulator chief Alejandro Vanoli, today tried to bring calm regarding the exchange market as the so called “blue” dollar was touching record highs stating there is a “positive financial environment”, although “some media show a virtual country to cause instability.”

  • 22/10/2013 | Argentina

    ANSES chief Bossio calls on banks to provide affordable mortgages

    ANSES executive director Diego Bossio has called on private banks to start providing easy access to housing credit, while asserting that the sector was making "extraordinary profits".

  • 22/10/2013 | Argentina

    Once victims' families : ‘The rail infrastructure is collapsed’

    After 20 months from “Once Tragedy” which left 51 deaths, the victim’s relatives warned that the rail infrastructure “is collapsed”.

  • 22/10/2013 | Sports

    Hourcade named coach for Pumas' European tour

    Argentina named Daniel Hourcade as national rugby team coach for the Pumas' Europe tour, with a view to keeping him on until the 2015 World Cup in England.

  • 22/10/2013 | Argentina

    Monsanto calls glyphosate 'safe' after AP report

    Monsanto is calling for more controls on agrochemicals in response to an Associated Press report about concerns that illegal pesticide applications are harming human health in Argentina.

  • 24/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.825 pesos

    The US dollar closed half cent higher at 5.825 (buying price) and 5.875 (selling price) at Buenos Aires city banks and exchange offices. Greenbacks accumulate a 18.9 percent hike so far the year.

  • 23/10/2013 | Argentina

    Obama sends letter to CFK, wishes her a swift recovery

    The president of the United States Barack Obama sent a letter to Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner which was unveiled today by the Public Communications Secretariat.

  • 23/10/2013 | World

    Russia drops piracy charges against Greenpeace activists

    Russia has dropped piracy charges against 30 people involved in a Greenpeace protest over Arctic oil drilling, replacing them with lesser charges, the Itar-Tass news agency reported citing federal investigators.

  • 23/10/2013 | Sports

    Argentina prepare World Cup 'bunker' in Belo Horizonte complex

    The Argentine national football team will make use of Atletico Mineiro's facilities during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, basing their 'bunker' in the Belo Horizonte city.

  • 23/10/2013 | Argentina

    Randazzo announces nationalisation of Sarmiento railway

    Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo declared today that the Sarmiento line would now be operated by state authorities, and also announced new security measures including breathalyser and psychophysical exams implemented by the National Air Force.

  • 24/10/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't to deploy more than 90,000 officers on Sunday's vote

    With legislative elections just around the corner, the Defence Minister has announced that more than 90,000 security officers will be deployed across the country to watch over Sunday’s polling day.

  • 24/10/2013 | Argentina

    Without recovering CFK, Victory Front closes Buenos Aires campaign

    By Damian Pachter

  • 25/10/2013 | Argentina

    Sarmiento nationalization made official

    The government today published the nationalization of the Sarmiento train line after the Saturday 19 tragedy that left dozens injured at the Once station.

  • 25/10/2013 | Argentina

    Midterm elections: first official results to be unveiled at 9 pm

    Alejandro Tullio, the Electoral National Director, informed a provisional vote recount will be available “by midnight” next Sunday, when Argentines go to the polls in the legislative elections.

  • 25/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.89 pesos while black market paralized

    As Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno ordered a second day of raids yesterday on exchange bureaus in the City, eyes were put mainly on the official dollar rate today as the so called "blue" dollar operations were nearly paralized.

  • 25/10/2013 | Argentina

    Tension at public university student protest

    Leftist university student groups were gathering in the City outside the dean’s office of the Buenos Aires University (UBA) to halt the election to renew university authorities. Incidents began when hooded demonstrators clashed with police officers.

  • 26/10/2013 | Argentina

    Pope Francis confirms visit to Argentina 'not before 2016'

    Ever since ex Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was appointed to head the Roman Catholic Church, versions have alleged to a papal visit to Argentina in the near future. However, Pope Francis himself said he is not planning such a trip, at least, not before 2016.

  • 26/10/2013 | Argentina

    Ballot boxes distributed, Argentines ready for parliamentary vote

    Only a day is left for Argentines to choose their congressional representatives. Ballot boxes are being delivered across the country. 7,300 boxes have been allocated only for the city of Buenos Aires.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Insaurralde hits back at Massa after 'dirty' campaign jibe

    Victory Front first candidate for Buenos Aires province, Martín Insaurralde refuted the statements made by his opponent from the Renewal Front Sergio Massa, who said earlier that the campaign for the legislative elections was “dirty.”

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Máximo Kirchner says CFK 'is doing very well'

    Son of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Máximo Kirchner, told reporters when he showed up at a Santa Cruz province school to cast his vote, that his mother “is doing very well” after a brain surgery she underwent to remove a subdural hematoma.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Michetti leads Buenos Aires City Senate election; Solanas wins second place

    PRO candidate for Senate Gabriela Michetti won the first place in the legislative election for the city of Buenos Aires. With 98.92 percent of the polling stations counted, the party of Mayor Mauricio Macri got two of the three senate seats in the nation's capital.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Cobos' UCR wins in Mendoza

    The president of the Mendoza province Radical Party (UCR) secured a wide margin of victory in  Sunday's elections, gaining 20 points more than their nearest challengers in taking three Lower House seats.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Córdoba: Government-sponsored list secures three Lower House seats

    Out of nine Lower House seats being fought over in Córdoba province, seven are already taken, according to preliminary figures provided by the provincial government and opposition leaders.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Macri vows to be 'change' president in 2015

    Buenos Aires mayor and PRO leader Mauricio Macri used today's legislative elections as a platform to announce his intention to run for president in 2015, and promised change as his party celebrated strong results in the City.

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    ‘Massa’s victory goes beyond the province,’ De Mendiguren

    After winning a Lower House seat for the Renewal Front in Sunday’s midterm elections, the former chief of the Argentine Industrial Union, José de Mendiguren, came on stage to stress Sergio Massa’s victory “goes beyond the BA province.”

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    Informal dollar hits 30-cent drop after midterms

    The informal dollar dropped 30 cents to 9.75 for sellers, after yesterday’s midterm elections, while the official greenback rose one cent today to 5.90 pesos. BA stocks edge down 0.7 percent.

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    Gioja celebrates election result in San Juan

    San Juan governor Juan José Luis Gioja, who is still hospitalized following a helicopter crash, celebrated yesterday’s election result in his home province after a positive result for Victory Front candidates.

  • 29/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steadies at 5.90 pesos, informal rebounds

    The US dollar opened steady today at 5.90 pesos (selling price) after rising one cent yesterday, a day after the key midterm elections held on Sunday. Meanwhile, the informal US dollar today rebounded to 9.73 pesos after dropping three cents in early trade.

  • 29/10/2013 | Argentina

    Clarín stocks plunge 21% in London, 5.8% in BA, trading halted

    Following the ruling, Clarin's shares fell 5.76 percent before trade was suspended. The bourse said the shares would be suspended until it had more information about the ruling.

  • 29/10/2013 | Sports

    Messi makes Ballon d'Or shortlist once more

    Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi has been included among a 22-man shortlist for the prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or award, the seventh consecutive season that he has achieved the distinction.

  • 29/10/2013 | Argentina

    Driver in Once crash to be charged with negligence

    Julio Benitez, the driver of the train which crashed into Once station two weeks ago and left 99 injured will face trial under the charge of “derailing due to negligence”.

  • 30/10/2013 | Argentina

    Official and informal dollar rates higher

    The US dollar rose one cent and a half today to 5.910 pesos (selling price) after jumping three cents last week. It has accumulated more than 19 percent rise so far this year.

  • 31/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5,92 pesos, 'blue' lower

    The US dollar today rose one cent to 5.92 pesos (selling price) continuing its upward mood and after jumping three cents last week. It has accumulated more than 19 percent rise so far this year.

  • 31/10/2013 | Argentina

    Zaffaroni hits back at opposition leaders, defends SC ruling

    "One day you are good, the next day you are bad, one day you are a hero, the next day you are a traitor,” Supreme Court justice Raúl Zaffaroni today hit back at opposition leaders and defended the ruling which declared the Broadcast Media Law constitutional.

  • 31/10/2013 | Argentina

    Elliot Management hope for 'consensual resolution' with Argentina

    In a letter to investors dated October 28, Elliott Management said it remained hopeful that a "consensual resolution" can be achieved with Argentina regarding the hedge funds dispute.

  • 31/10/2013 | Sports

    Martino not worried by Messi goal 'drought'

    Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has affirmed that he is unworried by the lack of goals scored by Lionel Messi in recent outings, as he prepares for a Catalan derby against city rivals Espanyol tomorrow.

  • 31/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou slams those who 'Put own names ahead of national projects’

    Vice-president Amado Boudou had assured that Argentina has “a government with a presidential leadership that characterises the times” and criticized those “who put their own names ahead of national projects”, during a rally in the Buenos Aires town of Ezeiza.

  • 31/10/2013 | Sports

    New faces in defence as Sabella announces Argentina squad

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has announced the squad that will play two US friendlies in November, calling up three new defenders as preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil get underway.

  • 31/10/2013 | Argentina

    Government confirms price freezes will continue until 2014

    Trade Deputy Secretary María Lucila “Pimpi” Colombo confirmed government initiatives to control prices, which includes the freezing of over 500 basic products, will continue until the end of the year after reaching an accord with major suppliers and supermarkets.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    Storm alert ceases, heavy rain expected to continue

    After yesterday’s storm alert issued by the National Weather Service, Argentineans are still coping with heavy rains affecting Buenos Aires and the country’s central and Northern areas.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.94 pesos

    The US dollar today was one cent and a half higher at 5.935 pesos (selling price) after jumping three cents this week. It has accumulated more than 19 percent rise so far this year.

  • 01/11/2013 | Latin America

    'Argentina's insular policy shatters MERCOSUR,' Mujica warns

    Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica questioned Argentina’s recent decision to stop freight transfers at ports belonging to MERCOSUR countries Buenos Aires has no maritime agreements with.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    Bondholders lose bid to lift stay in Argentina litigation

    A US appeals court today said it would leave a freeze in place on an order requiring Argentina to pay $1.33 billion in favor of bondholders suing for repayment in the wake of the country's 2002 default.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK's new medical report to be released this afternoon

    According to a local news agency citing government sources, a new medical report regarding the health situation of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be released this afternoon.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    Tax revenue grows 23.5% in October

    Tax revenue improved 23.5 percent in October compared to the same month of 2012. Tax collection totaled 74,292.1 million pesos, the AFIP tax agency informed this afternoon.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK is recovering favorably

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s recovery from surgery is "satisfactory", presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro confirmed and added the President will undergo further tests on November 8.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    Justice cancels injuction, subway prices to increse

    An administrative court judge of Buenos Aires City, Pablo Mántaras, lifted the injunction that had frozen the increase to $3.50 pesos of the subway fare as ordered by the municipal government of Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 03/11/2013 | Latin America

    Amid protests, Uruguay renews UPM plant license

    The Uruguayan government has announced the renewal of UPM's right to produce pulp in the ex-Botnia plant, adding that the company complies with the necessary environmental requisites to increase production at the controversial factory.

  • 04/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.95 pesos

    The US dollar today rose to 5.95 pesos (selling price), one cent higher than its Friday close. It has accumulated more than 19 percent rise so far this year.

  • 05/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher; 'blue' drops

    The US currency ended one cent higher today at 5.96 pesos for buyers. Last week, greenbacks traded five cents higher reaching a 20-percent rise so far this year. Meanwhile, BA stocks were edging up 3.6%.

  • 05/11/2013 | Sports

    Argentina's kids downed by Mexico in U-17 semi

    Argentina's dream of lifting the Under-17 Football World Cup was shattered by a 3-0 reverse to Mexico, who will move on to play Nigeria in the showpiece match of the tournament in the United Arab Emirates.

  • 05/11/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: ‘Nothing will change this project”

    Vice president Amado Boudou stated that “nobody or nothing” will change the Government’s “economic project" and highlighted the work of the "Presidential team”, during an inauguration rally in the Buenos Aires province locality of General Rodríguez.

  • 06/11/2013 | Sports

    Messi magic returns as Barca progress to last 16

    Barcelona booked their place in the Champions League last 16 with two games to spare when a Lionel Messi double and a Sergio Busquets header secured a 3-1 home win over AC Milan in Group H.

  • 06/11/2013 | Sports

    Higuaín fires Napoli to 3-2 victory over Marseille

    Two goals from Gonzalo Higuaín helped Napoli to win a thrilling match with Marseille 3-2 in Group F of the Champions League. He scored the second goal with 15 minutes remaining to settle a superb contest.

  • 07/11/2013 | Argentina

    Repsol says 'no progress' in YPF compensation deal

    Negotiations between Spanish oil company Repsol and Argentina’s government have reached no progress in settling a compensation agreement over the expropriation of the YPF energy giant last year, Repsol’s financial manager Miguel Martínez said today.

  • 07/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar drops one cent after gov't pressure on grain companies

    The government has asked grain companies to sell their dollars from export profits in the domestic market to push the exchange rate down. Today, the official dollar rate was trading at 5.95 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange officies in the City, marking the largest drop in two years.

  • 07/11/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina statistics case addressed to IMF board on November 13

    The Economy Ministry has been working on the creation of a new price index following claims and a censorship move by the International Monetary Fund over Argentina’s inflation statistics. The IMF will be addressing next Wednesday progress made on such a sensitive matter by the South American country, which was summoned to adjust both its price and GDP data to “international standards.”

  • 07/11/2013 | Argentina

    Telecom Italy sells Fintech its shares in Telecom Argentina

    The board of directors of Telecom Italy has decided on selling all of its Argentine holdings to Fintech, according to its CEO Marco Patuano.

  • 08/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.97 pesos

    The US dollar rose two cents and closed at 5.97 pesos as the Central Bank imposed a limit on the amount grain export companies could borrow from Argentine banks, forcing them to seek credits abroad.

  • 09/11/2013 | Argentina

    San Juan governor Gioja undergoes surgery

    San Juan Governor José Luis Gioja underwent surgery today after suffering an infection in the abdominal area.

  • 10/11/2013 | Argentina

    Marking time in the centre ground

    By James Neilson
    Ever since Tigre’s mayor Sergio Massa took an early lead in the presidential race, people have been asking themselves what exactly does he stand for. Many find his lack of clear-cut ideas disturbing. But Massa is not the only ambitious politician who hopes to succeed Cristina in the Pink House whose thinking is assumed to be excessively fuzzy.

  • 10/11/2013 | Sports

    New hamstring injury setback forces Messi out of Barcelona match

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi was forced to retire from Barcelona's clash against Real Betis after just 20 minutes on the pitch, raising fears of a new injury for the four-time Ballon d'Or winner.

  • 11/11/2013 | Argentina

    IMF's Lagarde: Argentina has made 'positive progress' on data reform

    Argentina has made "positive progress" in reforming the quality of its economic data, the International Monetary Fund head said, adding that the IMF's board is set to review the country's moves in a few days.

  • 11/11/2013 | Sports

    Injured Messi out for up to eight weeks

    Barcelona forward, Argentine Lionel Messi, will be out for between six and eight weeks with a hamstring injury, the La Liga leaders said today.

  • 12/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.98 pesos

    The US dollar rate was steady at 5.93 pesos (buying price) and 5.98 pesos (selling price) after dropping one cent last Thursday for the first time in two years.

  • 11/11/2013 | Argentina

    'Argentina presents incredible long-term growth opportunities,' Fintech chief tells WSJ

    In an interview to the US financial newspaper, the head of Fintech Advisory, David Martinez, stressed "Argentina presents incredible long-term growth opportunities, in my view the highest in Latin America."

  • 12/11/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'These years were not defined by sectarian politics'

    While President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is preparing her political comeback for next week, her deputy Amado Boudou inaugurated new infrastructure works at the University of Quilmes, and stated that the government has no interest in getting involved with internal party conflicts.

  • 13/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.98 pesos; 'blue' rises

    The US currency remained steady today at 5.93 pesos (buying price) and 5.98 (selling price) hitting a 21-percent hike this year. The Central Bank continues to watch over closely the trading of greenbacks. Informal market dollar jumped two cents reaching 9.77 pesos for buyers and 9.82 for sellers.

  • 13/11/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou criticises politicians who ‘make one proposal per day’

    Vice president Amadou Boudou remarked that “ public works policies create thousands of jobs nationwide”, during an inauguration of a sport center in Gualeguay, province of Entre Ríos.

  • 13/11/2013 | Argentina

    IMF set date for analysis of Argentine price index

    Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will analyse a new national price index sent by the Argentine government on December 9, with the results set to be released at the start of 2014.

  • 14/11/2013 | Argentina

    Telecom Italia to sell Telecom Argentina stake for $960 mln

    Telecom Italia said today it had agreed to sell its entire stake in Telecom Argentina to Fintech Group for $960 million. The Italian telecoms group was in talks with the investment fund to sell its 22.7 stake in Telecom Argentina, as part of a new strategy aimed at raising 4 billion euros ($5.4 billion) to avoid a credit downgrade and revive its business.

  • 14/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps to 5.995 pesos

    The US currency today jumped one cent and a half to 5.995 pesos hitting a 21 percent hike this year with the Central Bank controlling exchange operations. In the informal market, the "blue" dollar was also rising to 9.98 pesos, eight cents higher than its last close, when it jumped 10 cents.

  • 14/11/2013 | World

    McCartney asks Putin to help free Greenpeace activists

    Former Beatle Paul McCartney said he had written to President Vladimir Putin to enlist his help in securing the release of a group of Greenpeace activists detained in Russia. Among the arrested are Argentineans Camila Speziale and Hernán Pérez Orsi.

  • 14/11/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't criticises Spain for ending biodiesel exports

    The government of Argentina has filed a formal complaint against Spain over its decision to close the market for the nation's biodiesel, while defining the measure as “discriminatory” and arguing “an illegitimate and protectionist policy”.

  • 15/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar hits 6 pesos

    The US currency today was half a cent higher today hitting 6 pesos. It has jumped 21 percent this year although the Central Bank keeps controlling foreign exchange operations.

  • 15/11/2013 | Argentina

    Economy grows 4,7% in September

    Economic activity grew 4,7% percent in September compared to the same period in 2012, totaling a 5,4% annual growth, according to the Indec report released.

  • 15/11/2013 | Argentina

    INDEC: inflation up 0.9% in October

    Inflation rose 0.9 percent in October, the INDEC statistics bureau reported. Annualized inflation equals 10.5 percent so far this year, less than half of the index registered by private companies, who estimate a total of 25,86%.

  • 15/11/2013 | Argentina

    Griesa throws out ‘vulture fund’ request

    United States Judge Thomas Griesa rejected two new requests filed by the hedge fund NML who asked to have access to information and said Argentina was breaking Griesa’s order not to change the payment mechanisms of debt bonds, Télam state news agency reported yesterday.

  • 16/11/2013 | Argentina

    'There is no need to go after financial dollars', Marcó del Pont

    Central Bank president Mercedes Marcó del Pont said that “there is no need to go after financial dollars but the long term ones”, during the Monetary and Banking Day 2013 celebrated in the city of Buenos Aires.

  • 16/11/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina, without Messi, held 0-0 by Ecuador

    An experimental Argentina, playing without injured captain Lionel Messi, drew 0-0 with fellow World Cup finalists Ecuador in a friendly at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Friday.

  • 17/11/2013 | Argentina

    Political parties return?

    By Martín Gambarotta
    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who underwent head surgery on October 8 to drain a clot, could have been expected to be back at the office by now. Doctors had initially ordered the president to rest “strictly” for 30 days. Those 30 days are over. Fernández de Kirchner was subjected to a battery of head and heart tests a week ago at the Fundación Favaloro hospital.

  • 17/11/2013 | Argentina

    Not exactly what the doctors ordered

    By James Neilson
    So on Monday it’s back to work for Cristina. Though the president has been told that from now on she will have to take it easy, avoid stressful situations that could upset her and, above all, do her best to remain calm, circumstances being what they are she could soon feel that the universe is conspiring to drive her round the bend.

  • 17/11/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguay VP: Second paper plant is possible

    Finnish corporation UPM could open a second paper plant in Uruguay in the eastern part of the country, according to declarations made by the nation's vice-president Danilo Astori to local media.

  • 18/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK returns to work, meets with gov't officials

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has resumed official duties after more than a month away from the executive, and today will meet with colleagues in the presidential residence located in Olivos.

  • 18/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 6.005 pesos

    The US currency today was half a cent higher and hit 6.005 pesos for buyers. It has jumped 21 percent this year although the Central Bank keeps controlling foreign exchange operations.

  • 18/11/2013 | Argentina

    Government rejects austerity measures in G20 meeting

    The Argentine government today roundly rejected the notion that austerity measures are an effective way to exit a crisis, and stated in a meeting with representatives of the G20 that the group's biggest powers were mistaken in rescuing financial systems ahead of their economies.

  • 19/11/2013 | Argentina

    Official, informal US dollar soar following redesign of CFK's ministerial team

    Following yesterday’s news about the cabinet shake-up, the US dollar jumped 4 cents to 6 pesos for buyers and 6.045 for sellers. Similar trends in the informal market show the foreign currency already hitting 9.95 pesos (selling price).

  • 19/11/2013 | Argentina

    After helicopter crash, San Juan governor Gioja continues to improve

    Doctors treating San Juan Governor José Luis Gioja revealed today that the politician is recovering gradually from the multiple injuries he suffered on October 11, following an helicopter crash in the town of Valle Fértil.

  • 19/11/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition figures react to Moreno's resignation

    The resignation of Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno caused strong reactions within the opposition, who were largely pleased with the politician's decision to step down. However, several figures recalled that he was “following orders” and during his administration “he broke the people’s confidence in the government”.

  • 20/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 6.06 pesos; 'blue' drops

    The US currency today rose one cent to 6.06 pesos for buyers after a cabinet shuffle and amid versions of a possible implementation of multiple exchange rates.

  • 20/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK calls for opposition co-operation: 'We are ready to hear ideas'

    After swearing in members of her new cabinet, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called on followers to 'continue spreading this project', while recognising that initiatives from the opposition would be given a fair hearing.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich offers to hold daily talks with journalists

    In a clear shift in the Kirchnerite administration’s mode towards the press, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich announced he is willing to hold daily talks with the media, “early” at the Government House.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich denies 'personal or political aspirations' for 2015

    Asked about his personal and political aspirations for 2015, newly appointed Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitanich, assured he will work “without personal or political aspirations,” adding his mission is to “meet the goals” set by the government for the next two years.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.065 pesos, Merval up 0.6%

    The US currency today rose one cent and a half compared to its last close to 6.065 pesos for buyers. The foreign exchange rate was being affected by political news and versions of a possible implementation of multiple exchange rates.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    Kunkel: Election inspired recent cabinet changes

    Victory Front lawmaker Carlos Kunkel assured that his party has carried out an “attentive” overview of the election defeat, and explained the current cabinet changes as a consequence of the October result.

  • 22/11/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't to send bill to Congress to raise taxes on luxury goods

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today announced the government will send today a bill to Congress to raise taxes on luxury goods. “Those who want to buy luxury goods will have to pay more,” he warned.

  • 22/11/2013 | Argentina

    New economic team assembled by Kicillof unveiled

    The government published the appointments of Augusto Costa as the new Domestic Trade Secretary, Emmanuel Álvarez Agis as Secretary of Economic Policy and Pablo López as Finance Secretary, the latter to replace Adrián Cosentino.

  • 22/11/2013 | Argentina

    'Value chain distortion' tops Gov't agenda, Capitanich

    Two days after being officially sworn-in as Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitanich was holding today a series of meetings with union and private-sector leaders joined by Axel Kicillof, the newly appointed Minister of Economy. The government is putting the focus on the “distortion” of the value chain, Capitanich said while briefly addressing reporters at the government house.

  • 22/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 6.09 pesos, informal market greenback down to 9.92

    The US currency today rose two cents and a half compared to its last close and was trading at 6.09 pesos for buyers. The foreign exchange rate was being affected by political news and versions of a possible implementation of multiple exchange rates.

  • 22/11/2013 | Argentina

    Industrial activity drops 1.1% in October - Indec

    The industrial activity dropped 1.1 percent in October compared with the same month in 2012 but grew 1.4 percent compared to last month, the INDEC national statistics bureau informed today.

  • 23/11/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano warns 'No benefit, no agreement'

    The head of the anti-government CGT splinter questioned the round of meetings the government launched this week in a show of political rapprocachement with business leaders and the labour movement. Hugo Moyano warned that his supporters “will not accept any agreement if there is no real and concrete benefit."

  • 25/11/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Argentina urges Tehran to give "formal response" to proposal

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today praised the deal struck during the weekend between Iran and six world powers to limit Tehran’s nuclear activities, and referred the talks held by Argentine and Iranian officials to "negotiate the terms" of the Memorandum of Understanding reached earlier this year.

  • 25/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich to invite Macri, Bonfatti to meetings at Government House

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today announced he would submit formal invitations to Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, and Santa Fe Governor, Antonio Bonfatti, to hold meetings at the Government House.

  • 25/11/2013 | Argentina

    Quake of 6.6 magnitude strikes southeast of Malvinas Islands

    A quake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck the South Atlantic southeast of the Malvinas Islands today, the United States Geological Survey said.

  • 26/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises after business holiday

    After the business holiday that saw banks and exchange houses closed, the US currency today rose one cent and a half compared to its last close and was trading at 6.105 pesos for buyers.

  • 26/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich seeks renewal of price agreements

    The Chief of Cabinet has assured that the national government will try to close in two weeks a new price deal to prevent “speculation” following recent changes in Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's ministerial team.

  • 27/11/2013 | Argentina

    Repsol's board accepts YPF compensation deal

    The Repsol’s Administrative Council has accepted the preliminary agreement reached among Argentina, Mexico and Spain involving a compensation for the expropriation of the Spanish firm’s 51 percent stake in the energy giant YPF.

  • 27/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich confirms he will brief lawmakers once a month

    After meeting with the heads of the different caucuses at the Senate, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, considered the meeting was “good and productive” and informed they agreed on a mechanism so he attends the Congress once a month to brief lawmakers on major national topics.

  • 27/11/2013 | Argentina

    Official dollar rises, BA shares close down 1,7%

    The US currency today rose one cent compared to its last close and was trading at 6.115 pesos for buyers.

  • 28/11/2013 | Argentina

    Senate okays Civil Code reform after 12-hour debate

    Today’s early morning the Senate passed the reform of Argentina’s Civil and Commercial Code clearing the bill for debate at the Lower House. The government-brokered project rallied support of ally blocs. At voting time, FAP, Radical Party and Disident Peronism opposition parties left the parliamentary chamber.

  • 28/11/2013 | Sports

    Messi to arrive in Argentina to complete recovery

    Lionel Messi has completed the first stage of his recovery from a thigh strain and will travel to native Argentina tomorrow as planned to continue treatment, his club Barcelona confirmed.

  • 28/11/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar slips; official rate higher at 6.13 pesos

    The US currency today rose one and a half centc compared to its last close and was trading at 6.13 pesos for buyers.

  • 28/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich praises ANSES, governors work in providing homes

    Chief of Cabinet Jorge Capitanich has announced that the Argentine federal government will finance the purchase of 40,000 land lots in the north of the country, investing around 4 billion pesos in a project that will provide housing for families in the region.

  • 28/11/2013 | Argentina

    City legislature approves 2014 budget

    Buenos Aires City lawmakers passed the 2014 budget bill, calculated in 59.5 billion dollars, thanks to the votes of the Pro party and its allies, while the opposition rejected and criticized the project.

  • 29/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.15 pesos, BA shares close down 0,3%

    The US currency today rose to 6.15 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires, two cents higher than yesterday's close.

  • 29/11/2013 | Argentina

    September primary surplus tightened to 412.5 m pesos

    Argentina's primary budget surplus was 412.5 million pesos ($67.2 million) in September, the government said in a statement today, down from 534.8 million pesos in the same month last year and 912.5 million pesos in August.

  • 30/11/2013 | Sports

    Messi is in Argentina to continue recovery

    Lionel Messi has completed the first stage of his recovery from a thigh strain and arrived to Argentina today as planned to continue treatment.

  • 02/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich reacts to US comments on Central Bank reserves, confirms subsidy cuts

    In his daily press briefing at the Government House Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today reacted to the White House comments on the Argentine Central Bank reserves, saying “I am worried about the US and UK debt level.” The US public debt reaches over 100 percent of its GDP, he warned.

  • 02/12/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar falls 39 cents; official rate closes higher

    The US currency today closed one cent and a half higher at 6.165 pesos at BA City banks and exchange offices. Meanwhile, the "blue" dollar was trading at 9.18 pesos, 39 cents lower than last week.

  • 02/12/2013 | Argentina

    Kicillof, De Vido to make economic announcements

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Planning Minister Julio De Vido were expected to make economic announcements today at noon, according to Government House sources.

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    Macri, Scioli, to meet with Capitanich today

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich will meet today at the Government House with Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri. The meetings were going to be held tomorrow but were rescheduled for today.

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar climbs to 9.30 pesos

    The so called "blue" dollar which trades in the parallel market today climbed 12 cents to 9.30 pesos for buyers after plunging 39 cents yesterday. The official rate was trading one cent and a half higher at 6.18 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires.

  • 04/12/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar soars to 9.62, official up 2 centavos

    In another busy day for the unofficial 'Blue' dollar, selling prices for the currency rose 32 centavos from yesterday to reach 9.62 pesos. The official prices, meanwhile, saw a two centavo gain to close at 6.205 pesos to the dollar.

  • 04/12/2013 | Argentina

    New Security, SEDRONAR authorities sworn in

    President Kirchner swore in two new members of her cabinet. María Cecilia Rodriguez assumes control in the Security Ministry while priest Juan Carlos Molina will head the anti-drugs agency SEDRONAR.

  • 04/12/2013 | Argentina

    Car production falls 20% in November

    The automotive industry saw sharp falls in November compared to the same month of the previous year, with figures for both car production and exports well down on 2012 figures.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich says meeting with Bonfatti 'positive'

    In another round of bileteral talks with provincial governors, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today met with the governor of Santa Fe province Antonio Bonfatti at the Government House.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Blue dollar climbs to 9.69 pesos, official to 6.23

    Traders say tourist demand for greenbacks in the informal market has increased following the government’s decision to take the 20 percent levy on credit and debit card purchases as well as on the purchase of the US currency to 35 percent.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    ECLAC: Argentina has lowest poverty rates in the region

    The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean has revealed Argentina has the lowest poverty rates and the second lowest indigence levels in the region, followed by neighboring Uruguay.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Minister: Argentina to ease restrictions on Brazilian imports

    Argentina will from next week open the doors for Brazilian imports held up on the border between the two nations, including footwear and motor vehicles, according to Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade Fernando Pimentel.

  • 05/12/2013 | Sports

    Barcelona's Martino: No date set for Messi return

    Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has revealed that there is still no definite date set for the return of Lionel Messi to first-team duty, as the Argentine continues his recovery from a muscle tear suffered three weeks ago.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich warns against Supreme Court 'interference' in Executive power

    During a press conference in the Government House, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich assured that the Government “did not received any formal request for an audience” by the Supreme Court magistrates, and warned of an “interference in the executive.”

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich blames Cordoba looting on 'planned actions'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has claimed that disturbances in the provinces of Cordoba and Buenos Aires, were due to the “pre-meditated actions of particular groups,” while reaffirming that the responsibility of public safety belongs to provinces.

  • 06/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 6,25 pesos, 'blue' drops to 9.50

    The US dollar climbs a cent and a half trading at 6.20 pesos for buyers and 6.25 for sellers. The so called “blue dollar” falls by 14 cent dropping to 9.45 pesos (buying price) and 9.50 (selling price).

  • 06/12/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition demands to cancel Milani’s designation

    Members of the Radical Civic Union, UNEN, and the Wide Progressive Front urged the Federal Government to withdraw next week’s voting over the assignation of General César Milani as the new head of the army.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Concordia: one dead in lootings amid police protest

    The Governor of Entre Ríos Sergio Urribarri today confirmed one person died during lootings reported last night in the city of Concordia amid a protest staged by the provincial police force on wage hikes demands.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police crisis: Capitanich says 'Judiciary must do something,' talks about 'extortion'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich came on stage today to speak about the police crisis which has spread to several provinces. He assured the Government is “monitoring the situation with each provincial government and with each one in charge to generate mechanisms of social and civic protection.”

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 6.255 pesos

    The US dollar closed half a cent higher today in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks at 6.255 for sellers, after climbing 10 cents last week.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police crisis, protests spread to other provinces

    The police crisis which prompted protests and further lootings in several provinces last week and during the weekend spread today to other districts, with deaths reported in Jujuy and Entre Rios.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    IMF extend Argentina deadline for improved inflation, GDP statistics

    Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced today that they will give Argentine authorities an extended deadline in order to improve upon disputed national statistics, giving the nation until March 2014 to make the necessary changes.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.27 pesos

    The US dollar closed one cent and a half higher today in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks at 6.27 (selling price), after climbing 10 cents last week.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Lootings are no coincidence'

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 6.285 pesos, blue trades at 9.56 pesos

    After a steady open today at Buenos Aires city exchange offices and banks, the US currency ended higher at 6.285 pesos (selling price). The so called “blue dollar” was trading in the informal market at 9.56 pesos (selling price).

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    Milani promotion passes through Senate Committee hearing

    Victory Front politicians have approved the promotion of Army Chief César Milani and it will be put up for vote during an upcoming session of the Senate next Wednesday.

  • 11/12/2013 | Sports

    Higuain goal not enough for Napoli; Neymar hits Champions League triple

    Napoli suffered an agonising exit from the Champions League after beating Premier League leaders Arsenal 2-0 this afternoon, with Argentine Gonzalo Higuain hitting the first goal.

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    Salta salary raise rejected by striking policemen

    Salta’s Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey ordered a 50 percent salary raise for the police that nevertheless continue protesting in a bid for better economic compensation. Minimum wage will be of 6,516 pesos. Public employees to receive a 25 percent hike.

    Salta governor Juan Manuel Urtubey ordered a 50% salary raise for the police personnel in his province. Minimum wage will pass from 4.342 to 6.516 pesos, while public employees will enjoy a 25% increase starting next May.

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    Protests continue in Tucumán province

    In Tucumán's province, thousands of pot banging demonstrators gathered in the Independencia square, in rejection of the looting incidents and police protest that took place in the last two days.

  • 12/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 6.29 pesos, 'blue' trades at 9.55 pesos, BA shares up 0,7%

    The US currency was climbing half cent today at Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks at 6.29 pesos for sellers, reaching a 3-cent hike only this week. The so called "blue dollar" trades one cent higher at 9.55 pesos.

  • 12/12/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina says October primary budget deficit 2.76 billion pesos

    Argentina posted a primary budget deficit of 2.758 billion pesos ($466.5 million) for October, the Economy Ministry said today.

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6,29; 'blue' climbs to 9,60

    The US currency rose half a cent today in BA City exchange offices and banks to 6.295 (selling price). The currency is closing the week with a three and a half-cent hike after climbing 10 cents previous week.

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    Economy Minister praises YPF role in energy sector recovery

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today praised the role of YPF oil giant in the recovery of the energy sector and urged other companies to maintain and increase their investments for Argentina to become self-sufficient in energy production.

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'The police cannot organize delinquency'

    Through a Twitter message, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner accused the provincial police force of “organizing the delinquency”, during last week looting that spread across the country.

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    INDEC: inflation up 0.9% in November

    Inflation rose 0.9% in November, the INDEC statistics bureau reported. Annualized inflation equals 10,5% compared to the same period last year.

  • 14/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich calls for 'Popular participation' in Security Forces control

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich called for a “popular participation in the control of the Security Forces”, during a press conference at the National Library in the city of Buenos Aires.

  • 16/12/2013 | Argentina

    ‘Government will guarantee price controls’

    In his daily and early press conference, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today assured the government wants to “look after the consumers’ pockets.” “We will identify the mass consumption goods and we will ensure price controls are respected,” he said.

  • 16/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich to businessmen: ‘Invest and stop speculating’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today urged businessmen to “invest and stop speculating” in a press conference which moved from price controls, inflation, to wage talks being held with different sectors.

  • 16/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.32 pesos

    The US currency today rose two and a half cents to 6.32 pesos (selling price) in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks after rising three and a half cents last week.

  • 16/12/2013 | Argentina

    UK complains about Argentine threat to punish oil drilling in Malvinas

    Britain has accused Argentina of "bullying tactics" over its threat to punish oil firms operating off the Malvinas Islands with heavy fines, the seizure of assets and jail sentences of up to 15 years.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Designation of Fábrega as Central Bank chief made official

    The government today made official several designations, among them, the appointment of Juan Carlos Fábrega as president of the Central Bank for a period of six years.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges companies to invest to avoid power cuts

    “Private companies are responsible for the power cuts,” Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred today to the increasing blackouts in the City and the province of Buenos Aires caused by the power demand amid soaring temperatures and urged companies to boost their investments.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Orange alert continues for Buenos Aires, Rosario

    An orange alert continued today for high temperatures in the cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario as a heat wave remained in the area.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.34 pesos

    The US currency today rose two cents to 6.34 pesos (selling price) in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks after rising three and a half cents last week.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Supreme Court approves 5% wage hike for Judiciary staff

    The Supreme Court today approved a 5 percent hike in salaries of judicial employees. The wage hike will be effective for every category, according to a communiqué released today by the Supreme Court.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Tucuman Supreme Court revokes verdicts in Marita Verón case

    Tucumán’s Supreme Court has overturned the ruling which cleared 13 suspects of involvement in the disappearance of Marita Verón, and sent 10 of those accused in the human trafficking case back to be sentenced for the crimes.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina rejects UK protest over Malvinas hydrocarbon law

    Deputy Foreign Minister Eduardo Zuaín today called a meeting with the UK ambassador, in order to reject the nation's protest over a new law that prohibits the exploitation of hydrocarbon resources in the area around the Malvinas Islands.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets DAIA authorities

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with authorities of the DAIA Jewish organization in the Government House.

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    Greenpeace activists included in Russian amnesty

    The Russian Parliament has confirmed the decision to grant amnesties to 30 Greenpeace activists who were imprisoned on charge of vandalism for protesting in the Arctic Circle, among them Argentines Hernán Pérez Orsi and Camila Speziale.

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't insists power cuts must be 'scheduled'

    Amid massive blackouts and an electricity consumption that hit another record yesterday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich urged companies to implement a "system of scheduled cuts" to guarantee the service.

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.385 pesos

    The US currency today rose four cents to 6.385 pesos (selling price) in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks after rising four cents and a half last week.

  • 18/12/2013 | Sports

    Maradona backs Argentina for World Cup win against Brazil

    Football legend Diego Maradona has predicted that Argentina will lift their third World Cup in Brazil next year, although to do so they will have to defeat the hosts, according to the outspoken former star.

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    Government inaugurates power line network

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich inaugurated an electricity project, including the installation of a power line network during a graduation ceremony of cooperatives workers in Ezeiza, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    Senate passes Milani's promotion

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges power companies to account for blackouts

    In his daily press briefing at the Government House, the chief of staff urged to have a “reasonable debate” and considered “essential” that energy companies “give explanations to users” amid the massive blackouts of the last days.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Bank holidays set for December 24, 31

    The Central Bank today stipulated public and private banks will remain closed on December 24 and 31 across the country, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich announced earlier at the Government House.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.405 pesos

    The US currency today rose another two cents to 6.405 pesos (selling price) in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks, continuing its upward tendency of the last weeks.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Government urges energy providers to restore service

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today gave a press briefing to inform about the results of a meeting he held earlier at the Government House with representatives of the Planning Ministry, the ENRE regulator agency, and of Edenor and Edesur, the two energy giants which provide electricity service in Buenos Aires city and province. 

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Temperatures may hit 40° in Buenos Aires

    A new report released today by the national weather service informed “a new and progressive increase of maximum and minimum temperature marks is expected in the region from Friday 20 to Tuesday 24.”

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina files complaint to WTO over EU biodiesel import duties

    Argentina today filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over the European Union's decision to slap anti-dumping duties on the South American country's biodiesel.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Teamsters receive Christmas bonus after strike threat

    Teamster union leader Pablo Moyano has confirmed that workers affiliated to the organisation will receive a ‘Christmas bonus’ after reaching an agreement with businessmen and distributors.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK heads Milani promotion ceremony

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today led a ceremony celebrating the promotions of several officers of the Armed Forces, among those Army chief César Milani, in Government House.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Milani's promotion made official

    The government today made official the promotion from major-general to lieutenant-general of César Milani, who yesterday took over formally as head of the Army.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Filmus to head new government agency created to address Malvinas issues

    According to an official communiqué released this morning, a new government agency under the scope of the Foreign Ministry has been created by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to address issues related exclusively to the Malvinas Islands, designating former senator Daniel Filmus as its chief.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Government, business chambers strike price deal

    In a new attempt to restrain the inertial inflation the country has been undergoing, the government today reached a price deal with different business chambers to keep prices unchanged for one year.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.435 pesos

    The US currency today rose three cents to 6.435 pesos (selling price) in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks, after rising two cents yesterday, continuing its upward tendency of the last weeks.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Kicillof asks businessmen for 'responsibility'

    After the government and supermarket chambers signed a deal to keep prices unchanged for one year starting January 1, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof announced a “system of permanent monitoring” will be created, to report price variations.

  • 20/12/2013 | Culture

    Nelly Omar dies at 102

    Tango singer Nelly Omar died today at her home aged 102 years old. She was part of Argentina's tango and popular music's golden age, which included other immense artists such as Tita Merello, Azucena Maizani, Libertad Lamarque and Ada Falcón.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Economy grows 5.5 percent

    The INDEC statistics bureau reported that the economic activity grew 5.5 percent during the third quarter, compared with the same month last year accumulating a 5.7 percent since January.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Industrial activity drops 4.9 percent in November

    The INDEC national statistics bureau informed today that the industrial activity dropped 4.9 percent in November and 3.9 percent compared with last month.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Cameron slams 'Argentina's campaign'

    During a special message for Christmas, UK Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the Malvinas citizens and said that Britain “will never” let Argentina violate their “right for self determination.”

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police raids Lázaro Báez offices

    The Federal Police raided into the offices of “Austral Construcciones” in the city of Buenos Aires, a company owned by Lázaro Báez, followed an impeachment filed by the Civic Coalition party lawmakers Elisa Carrió and Fernando Sanchez.

  • 21/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'We want to protect the prices of your production'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich announced a new series of agricultural subsidies for local producers, during a rally in Ituzaingó, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 21/12/2013 | Argentina

    Massa slams Gov't price deal: 'We need a program to fight inflation'

    Renewal Front leader and national lawmaker Sergio Massa affirmed that is necessary “to acknowledge the inflationary problem, recover the statistic credibility and organize an integral program to fight against it."

  • 22/12/2013 | Sports

    Tevez goal keeps Juventus in Serie A lead

    Juventus will end 2013 five points clear at the top of Serie A after a 4-1 victory at Atalanta stretched their winning league run to nine games.

  • 23/12/2013 | Argentina

    List of agreed prices with supermarkets to be published on January 3

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today announced a list of agreed prices with supermarkets and providers will be published next January 3 on the official gazette regularizing the measure.

  • 23/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't to sign debt refinancing deal with 18 provinces

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today confirmed the government will sign with 18 provinces an agreement to refinance debt which will be in effect for three renewable months.

  • 23/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar advances to 6.45 pesos

    The US currency closed today two cents up compared to its Friday closing price and was traded at 6.45 pesos (selling price) in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks.

  • 23/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't, businessmen, unions met to boost investments, curb informal employment

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof were attending this morning a meeting with businessmen and union leaders to discuss several pending topics such as wage talks, investments and economic goals for next year.

  • 23/12/2013 | Argentina

    De la Rúa, all accused in bribery case absolved

    The trial against former president Fernando de la Rúa, accused of allegedly paying bribes to senators to get his labour reform approved in 2000 ended this afternoon raising eyebrows as he was absolved.

  • 23/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't rejects pseudo currency alternative

    Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitanich defined as an “outburst and exaggeration,” the statements of Corrientes Governor Ricardo Colombi, who warned about the possibility of emitting a pseudo-currency due the economic situation in his province.

  • 23/12/2013 | Sports

    Gareca leaves Vélez

  • 24/12/2013 | World

    Francis celebrates first Christmas as Pope

    Pope Francis will celebrate his first Christmas as leader of the world’s Roman Catholics today and tomorrow with crowds of pilgrims expected to attend the annual celebrations in the Vatican.

  • 25/12/2013 | Argentina

    Red weather alert declared for BA city and surroundings

    The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has released a red alert for the cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario as well as surrounding areas, reacting to a heat wave that continues to affect the region.

  • 25/12/2013 | Argentina

    At least 160 injured during Christmas Eve holiday

    At least 112 adults and 85 under-age people were treated after suffering from burns and contusions during the Christmas holiday.

  • 26/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps to 6.48 pesos, 'blue' trades at 9.90 pesos

    After a steady open this morning, the US dollar climbed three cents and a half at 6.43 pesos for buyers and 6.48 pesos for sellers at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices. Greenbacks had already jumped two cents earlier in the week.

  • 26/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK dismisses 2015 candidacy speculation

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today dismissed any possibility to be a candidate in 2015, in statements to official news agency Télam.

  • 26/12/2013 | Sports

    Valencia hire Pizzi as coach to replace sacked Djukic

    Valencia have completed the appointment of Argentine coach Juan Antonio Pizzi to replace the sacked Miroslav Djukic, the La Liga club said today.

  • 26/12/2013 | Sports

    Bauza confirmed as San Lorenzo coach

    Edgardo Bauza today met with San Lorenzo’s president Matías Lammens and closed the deal which confirms the Rosario native as the new Ciclón head coach.

  • 26/12/2013 | Argentina

    Government says 'no evidence' obtained after Army HQ raid

    The Federal Government informed that a raid on Army Headquarters in the city of Buenos Aires investigating possible unauthorised intelligence operations revealed no evidence of wrongdoing, while the politician who brought forward the charges vowed to continue his campaign.

  • 27/12/2013 | World

    More Greenpeace activists leave Russia

    Six more of the 30 Greenpeace activists arrested in a protest over Arctic oil drilling have left Russia after being granted an amnesty.

  • 27/12/2013 | Argentina

    Minimum bus fare rises 66% to 2.50 pesos

    The national  government has raised the price of bus fares from 1.50 pesos to 2.50 pesos, as of January 1, and has cut SUBE subway tariffs by 40 percent to benefit “the most vulnerable sectors.”

  • 27/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 6.50 pesos

    After a steady open this morning, the US dollar jumped two cents in midtrade to 6.50 pesos (selling price) at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices. Yesterday, it climbed three cents and a half.

  • 27/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't signs debt restructuring deal with 18 provinces

    National government officials today met with provincial governors to sign a deal whoch will refinance the debts of 18 provinces every three months.

  • 27/12/2013 | Sports

    Romania, Slovenia in Argentina's Brazil warm-up plans

    Argentina will play Romania in a friendly in Bucharest on March 5 and complete their World Cup warm-up programme at home to Slovenia on June 7.

  • 28/12/2013 | Argentina

    Massa presents his ‘National Board’

    Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa announced his “National Board”, along with Senator Carlos Reutemann and other former Peronist members, during a meeting in Tigre, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 30/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar at 6.525 pesos, up 32% in 2013

    After a steady open this morning, the US currency climbed a cent and a half reaching at 6.475 pesos for buyers and 6.525 pesos for sellers at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices.

  • 30/12/2013 | Sports

    Injury-free 2014 top of Messi's wish list

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is hoping for an injury free 2014 as his recovery from a thigh injury nears completion, the World Player of the Year said today.

  • 01/01/2014 | Argentina

    Almost 70 injured in City New Year celebrations

    New Year's celebrations in Buenos Aires left 67 needing hospital treatment, primarily for injuries suffered from fireworks and champagne corks as festivities got underway at midnight.

  • 02/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps to 6.55 pesos, Blue up to 10.17

    Greenbacks were trading two and a half cents higher in the first financial week of 2014 following the 32-percent devaluation reached by Argentina’s peso currency last year. Rates were at 6.55 for sellers at BA City banks and exchange offices.

  • 02/01/2014 | Argentina

    Mujica: Uruguay - Argentina relationship is 'at a standstill'

    Uruguayan president José Mujica has admitted that his country's relationship with Argentina is "at a standstill", and suggested that improving relations was down to counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 02/01/2014 | Argentina

    BA stock market Chairman Horacio Fargosi dies at 87

    Horacio Fargosi, president of the Buenos Aires stock market association, passed away today at the age of 87. His remains will be laid to rest in Pilar, at the Jardín de Paz cemetery, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 02/01/2014 | Argentina

    Lawmakers accuse Edenor and Edesur of sabotage in blackouts

    Buenos Aires city lawmakers Gustavo Vera, of UNEN, and Proyecto Sur’s Pablo Bergel have filed a criminal complaint against power companies Edenor and Edesur, accusing them of sabotage due to the disruption caused by two weeks of blackouts.

  • 02/01/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't unveils '272 goals' for 2014

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich assured in his Twitter account that the Federal Government has a list of “204 objectives and 272 goals” to be achieved over the next 12 months, including “the growth of power production” and “the construction of 100,000 homes”.

  • 03/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs one cent to 6.56 pesos, 'blue' trades at 10.30

    The US currency closed today one cent higher today following yesterday’s two-cent-and-a-half climb. Rates were at 6.51 pesos for buyers and 6.56 for sellers in BA City banks and exchange offices. Meanwhile, the so called “blue” dollar jumped three cents to 10.30 pesos.

  • 03/01/2014 | Argentina

    2013 revenue hits $858.832 million, Echegaray slams Clarín

    After revealing that December’s revenue hit a new all-time record, the head of the AFIP tax bureau Ricardo Echegaray turned the press conference into a defense from Grupo Clarín allegations, and blamed its CEO Hector Magnetto of “orchestrating a persecution against me and my family.”

  • 04/01/2014 | Argentina

    Córdoba Gov't rejects pseudo currency

    Córdoba's Minister of Economy Ángel Elettore denied today the possibility of issuing a pseudo currency bond in his province during an interview to a local radio.

  • 04/01/2014 | Argentina

    Four years without 'Sandro'

    Four years after his death, famous singer Roberto Sánchez, popularly known as “Sandro” was honoured today by his wife Olga Garaventa and a group of fans in the Glorian Memorial cemetery, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 05/01/2014 | Latin America

    Uruguay minister: Trade with Argentina will never be same again

    Uruguayan Industry, Energy and Mining Minister, Roberto Kreimerman, asserted that his country would try to soothe disputes with Argentina in order to reestablish trade relations, while also recognising that bilateral commercial activity may never recover.

  • 05/01/2014 | Sports

    Dakar rally begins in Rosario; Barreda wins first stage

    The 2014 Dakar Rally began with motorbikes and cuadbikes setting off from the city of Rosario, Santa Fe province, with a large crowd turning out in the morning to see competitors take off in the famous race.

  • 06/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs four cents to 6.60 pesos, 'blue' closes with new record at 10.47 pesos

    The US dollar closed four cents to 6.55 pesos for buyers and 6.60 pesos for sellers at BA City banks and exchange offices. In 2013, the peso currency hit a 32-percent-devaluation. In the informal market, the "blue" dollar rose 17 cents higher  at 10.42 pesos (buying price) and 10.47 pesos (selling price).

  • 06/01/2014 | Argentina

    AMIA: Telledín to face trial again

    The Federal Chamber confirmed that Carlos Telleldín, the person believed to be responsible for delivering the van which hit the Jewish community building in 1994, will have to face the courts once again.

  • 06/01/2014 | Argentina

    Sergio Massa proposes wage negotiations to begin in January

    Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa presented a project designed to seal the wage negotiations for teachers in January instead of Mars, during a political meeting in La Plata, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 06/01/2014 | Argentina

    President Kirchner back in BA City

    After spending 17 days in the Southern province of Santa Cruz, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has returned to the City of Buenos Aires. CFK is expected to appear plublicly on Wednesday.

  • 07/01/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar hits new record high, closed at 10.90 pesos

    The so called “blue” dollar broke the May 8 last year barrier when it hit 10.45 pesos. Greenbacks in the informal market closed at 10.85 pesos for buyers and 10.90 pesos for sellers, fueled by tourist demand and some exchange speculative purchases. Meanwhile, the official dollar climed half a cent to 6.555 pesos (buying price) and 6.605 pesos (selling price) at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices.

  • 07/01/2014 | Argentina

    Heavy rain hit BA and surroundings

    Storms and heavy showers affected Buenos Aires City and the central provinces of the country today. Temperatures in the capital city are to range between 27 and 37 degrees.

  • 07/01/2014 | Argentina

    Wintershall signs deal with Neuquén to explore Vaca Muerta

    Neuquén province formalized today a new contract with Wintershall to explore Vaca Muerta’s shale gas and oil field.

  • 07/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK holds meetings with her cabinet

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner resumed today to official activity in the Government House, after spending 18 days with her relatives in the southern province of Santa Cruz.

  • 08/01/2014 | Argentina

    UK poll: 63% believe Malvinas Islands ‘should be Argentinean’

    According to an online poll released in the British newspaper “The Daily Telegraph”, 63 percent of the voters affirmed that the Malvinas Islands should be under Argentina’s sovereignty.

  • 08/01/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t will allow imports to sustain new price deal

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich revealed today that the Federal Government authorized the imports of products in order to sustain the new price deal and guarantee a steady provision to the public.

  • 08/01/2014 | Argentina

    US Dollar climbs to 6.61 pesos, 'blue' dollar drops to 10.75

    The US dollar climbed today one cent to 6.565 pesos for buyers and 6.615 pesos for sellers at BA City banks and exchange offices. The so called “blue” dollar traded at 10.70 pesos (buying price) and 10.75 pesos (selling price).

  • 08/01/2014 | Argentina

    Julián Domínguez proposes to move Argentina's capital

    The president of the Lower House, and Victory Front lawmaker Julián Domínguez affirmed that the country’s capital should be moved to the north.

  • 09/01/2014 | Argentina

    Government expands price deal and reaffirms food imports alternative

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich assured that the Federal Government will expand the price deal and open food imports if necessary, during a press conference from Government House.

  • 09/01/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich denies Galuccio resignation

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich denied that Miguel Galuccio, YPF’s CEO would resign from his position in the national oil company, during a press conference at the Government House.

  • 09/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 6.635 pesos, 'blue' rises to 10.80

    The US dollar climbed two and a half cents to 6.585 pesos for buyers and 6.635 pesos for sellers at BA City banks and exchange offices.

  • 09/01/2014 | Argentina

    Solanas: ‘The worst summer since 2001’

    Unen President Fernando ‘Pino’ Solanas considered that “this was the worst summer since December 2001," during an interview with Radio Rivadavia.

  • 10/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs three cents to 6.665 pesos; 'blue' trades steady at 10.8 pesos

    After a steady open this morning, the US dollar closed three cents higher at 6.615 pesos for buyers and 6.665 pesos for sellers at Buenos Aires City and exchange offices. The so called "blue" dollar remained steady at  10.80 pesos (selling price).

  • 10/01/2014 | Argentina

    Malvinas sovereignty row: Ambassador Castro says British public opinion 'changing'

    A recent survey by “The Daily Telegraph” has said that 74 percent of the polled consider the disputed resource-rich archipelago belong to Argentina. “British public opinion is changing,” Argentine ambassador to London affirmed as she ratified the South American country’s commitment with “dialogue.”

  • 10/01/2014 | Argentina

    Pope Francis sister released from hospital

    María Elena Bergoglio was released from the Hospital Británico located in the city of Buenos Aires, where she was treated for an urinary infection. The pope's sister underwent a previous medical hospitalization in September after suffering a glucose peak.

  • 11/01/2014 | Argentina

    Victory Front lawmaker unveils possible candidates for 2015

    Edgardo Depetri , national lawmaker for the ruling Victory Front assured that “there are several presidential candidates,” to succeed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in October 2015.

  • 11/01/2014 | Latin America

    Mujica: ‘We must readjust Mercosur to make it work’

    Uruguayan president José Mujica said today that members of the Mercosur agreement must readjust its legal framework ‘to make it work’. Uruguay settled a complaint at Mercosur against Argentina, who prohibited cargo transfers to Uruguayan ports, but the organization hasn’t responded.

  • 13/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar hikes to 6.70 pesos; 'blue' lower at 10.77 pesos

    The US currency started the week three and a half cents higher at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices at 6.65 pesos for buyers and 6.70 pesos for sellers. Greenbacks in the informal market closed seven cents lower at 10.77 pesos (selling price).

  • 13/01/2014 | Argentina

    Chief of Federal Penitentiary Service for 'personal reasons'

    Alejandro Marambio, in charge of the Federal Penitentiary Service (SPF) presented his resignation from office arguing “personal reasons”. He will be replaced by Emiliano Blanco,his Chief Advisor.

  • 13/01/2014 | Argentina

    Debate continues over Domínguez proposal

    Julían Domínguez proposal of moving Argentina’s capital to a northern province continues to generate controversy between members of the Lower House.

  • 14/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps two cents to 6.71 pesos, 'blue' trades at 10.93 pesos

    After a steady open today, the US dollar closed one cent higher at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices at 6.665 pesos for buyers and 6.715 pesos for sellers. Meanwhile, the so called “blue” dollar jumped 9 cents to 10.93 pesos.

  • 14/01/2014 | Argentina

    Petty officer dies in explosion in Arctic military base

    The ministry of Defence informed that a non-commissioned officer who served in the Arctic base of Base Esperanza died, after what seems to be an accident as a result of the manipulation of "flammable residuals."

  • 14/01/2014 | Argentina

    Poet Juan Gelman dies at 83

  • 15/01/2014 | Argentina

    Construction costs rise 20,9% in 2013, Indec

    The construction cost raised 20,9 percent in 2013, the Indec national statistics bureau informed.

  • 16/01/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar continued climb, hit 11.55 pesos

    Purchase pressure on the so called “blue” dollar continues pushing greenbacks in the informal market, and closed 35 cents up at 11.50 pesos for buyers and 11.55 pesos for sellers. Yesterday, the blue hit a new record high amid high tourists’ demand.

  • 16/01/2014 | Argentina

    Policemen detained in Córdoba after leading December strike

    A local tribunal from Cordoba’s province ordered the detention of 16 policemen after the salary dispute that took place in December and was followed by lootings and riots in that region.

  • 16/01/2014 | Argentina

    Vidal confirms Pro party intention to dispute BA province in 2015

    BA City Deputy Mayor, María Eugenia Vidal assured that the Pro party will dispute a place in BA province to join Mauricio Macri’s effort for the 2015 presidential election.

  • 17/01/2014 | Argentina

    Reserves accumulation policy 'virtuous'

    The Cabinet Chief has defended the government’s debt policy with Argentina using the Central Bank’s international reserves to pay debt, considering the Kirchnerite administration has honoured payment commitments “it did not incur in” and “has not incurred in anymore usury-like debts” either.

  • 17/01/2014 | Argentina

    Rossi rejects Armed Forces participation in fight against drugs

    Defence Minister, Agustín Rossi assured that “using the armed forces in the battle against drug-trafficking would make the situation worst,” during a radio interview.

  • 18/01/2014 | Argentina

    Sanz: “Nobody wants to repeat the failure of the Civic and Social Agreement”

    During an interview with Télam news agency, Radical Party leader Ernesto Sanz affirmed that there is a “strong conviction”, regarding a new political and “progressive alternative” for 2015, and assured that they will know how to “handle the differences, because nobody wants to repeat the failure of the Civic and Social Agreement.”

  • 18/01/2014 | Argentina

    Heat wave continues, temp' reach 39°

    The heat wave continues to hit the city of Buenos Aires and surroundings reaching 39 degrees, as the National Meteorological Service maintains the orange alert released on Thursday.

  • 18/01/2014 | Argentina

    Piranha attack in Rosario leaves 10 people injured

    At least ten people were injured during the past 48 hours, in Rambla Caralunya, Santa Fe province followed another Piranha attack.

  • 19/01/2014 | Argentina

    Blue in the face

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Argentina, like probably any other country, is most of the time dominated by the economy. This nation has a difficult economic history. Two examples of recent history should suffice to show this: the hyperinflation crisis of 1989 and the financial meltdown of 2001, which prompted the biggest sovereign debt default in the history of mankind. Scary stuff? You bet.

  • 19/01/2014 | Sports

    Injury-free Messi starts in Barcelona draw

    Bolstered by the Argentine, who started for the first time in 2014, Barcelona had to come from a goal down to rescue a 1-1 draw at mid-table Levante today, leaving Atletico Madrid with a chance to go top of La Liga.

  • 20/01/2014 | Latin America

    Mujica: Not even God could keep Uruguay, Argentina apart

    President of Uruguay José Mujica has once more referred to the strained relationship between his nation and Argentina, stating that it was imperative for the countries to mend the dispute.

  • 20/01/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar plummets 30 cents, official climbs to 6.84 pesos

    The US dollar has climbed more than three cents reaching 6.84 pesos (selling price) - while the parallel 'blue' currency fell a giant 30 cents from Friday evening.

  • 20/01/2014 | Argentina

    Barrionuevo: 'If they don’t have the balls to show up, better not come'

    Luis Barrionuevo, head of the “Azul y Blanca” Workers Central slammed the absences of political leaders and possible presidential candidates to an official meeting in Mar del Plata.

  • 20/01/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof describes Paris Club meeting as: ‘Largely positive’

    Economy Minister Axcel Kicillof described the meeting with the Paris Club executives as “largely positive,” and anticipated the possibility of progress with negotiations.

  • 20/01/2014 | Argentina

    Energy bills rise by 27% in several provinces

    Power and water companies raised their bills by 27 percent since the beginning of this year, while thousands of users are still suffering from blackouts in their homes. The federal government is considering removing the subsidies within the metropolitan area, where rates are lower than the rest of the country.

  • 21/01/2014 | Argentina

    Early US dollar jump halted by Central Bank, rises five cents

    The US dollar experienced a sharp rise today at Buenos Aires City banks, jumping 13 cents at one point before falling back to 6.89 pesos for sellers. The 'blue' rebounded from yesterday's losses, adding 30 cents to its value.

  • 21/01/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich slams tax critics: They are against income redistribution

    Chief of Cabinet Jorge Capitanich today spoke out against critics of the national government's tax policies, stating that such figures "are against income redistribution."

  • 21/01/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof warns ‘Argentina will not accept conditions’

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof returned from the meeting with the Paris Club executives, where he offered “the general guidelines” of Argentina’s proposal. He defined the encounter as “positive,” and reaffirmed that the country “won’t accept any conditions.”

  • 21/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to reappear in public

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will reappear in public followed almost 40 days of absence in a ceremony to be held at the Government House, City of Buenos Aires.

  • 22/01/2014 | Argentina

    Paris Club says will study Argentina's debt offer

    The Paris Club said it would study an outline from Argentina for repaying the more than $9.5 billion it owes the group of creditor nations.

  • 22/01/2014 | Argentina

    San Juan Governor Gioja leaves hospital

    José Luis Gioja, San Juan Governor was released from the hospital where he was treated followed a helicopter accident he suffered in last October.

  • 23/01/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: ‘What happened wasn’t a devaluation induced by the Government’

    Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitanich explained in his daily conference from the Government House that yesterday’s hike of 23 cents in the official peso “was not a devaluation induced by the Government. It was an expression of free market with offer and demand.”

  • 23/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar reaches 8.01 pesos, 'blue' climbs to 13.06

    The US dollar broke the 8 pesos barrier today reaching 7.99 pesos for buyers and 8.01 pesos for sellers, followed yesterday’s largest mark in 12 years. The unofficial 'blue' dollar also saw a sharp escalation, rising 91 cents to close at 13.06 pesos.

  • 23/01/2014 | Argentina

    BA Stock Market operators raided in 'blue' dollar investigations

    Inspectors from the Central Bank, accompanied by Federal Police officers, today raided offices in the Buenos Aires Stock Market, where 'caves' that traded in unofficial dollars were allegedly operating.

  • 24/01/2014 | Argentina

    Dollar rises to 8.015 pesos after restrictions ended

    The US dollar rose half cent today to 8.015 pesos (selling price), following the announcement from the national government that the purchase of the foreign currency for personal use would be