December 18, 2014
Results for: argentina
  • 20/10/2014 | Latin America

    Uruguay calls for Malvinas dialogue, backs Argentina’s sovereignty claims

    Uruguay’s Deputy Defence Minister Jorge Menéndez has ratified his government’s support to a “negotiated and peaceful solution to Argentina’s legitimate sovereignty claims over the Malvinas, Georgia and South Sandwich islands and their sorrounding maritime areas.”

  • 13/11/2014 | Latin America

    Evo to visit elementary school he attended in Argentina

    Bolivia’s president Evo Morales will visit the country to sponsor the elementary school he attended as a child in Salta province. He will also be honoured as Doctor Honoris Causa by Salta National University.

  • 18/06/2014 | Latin America

    Mujica suggests taking vulture case to OAS

    Uruguayan President José Mujica proposed that the case between Argentina and the vulture funds be treated in the OAS or other international forums such as the UNASUR or MERCOSUR, instead of in the New York court of Judge Thomas Griesa.

  • 14/07/2014 | Latin America

    Rousseff, Putin confirm trade commitments ahead of BRICS summit

    Brazil president Dilma Rousseff and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have restated their aim of doubling bilateral trade between the two nations to a value of 10 billion dollars a year, in a meeting held before the sixth summit of the BRICS group.

  • 16/10/2014 | Latin America

    Ebola suspicion in neighboring Foz de Iguazú false alarm

    The UPA attention unit of the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguazú was put under quarantine today due to the arrival of a tourist showing alleged Ebola symptoms.

  • 14/02/2014 | Latin America

    Argentina denounces 'media manipulation' in Venezuela crisis

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has ratified Argentina’s “solidarity with the Venezuelan legitimately elected constitutional authorities” and denounced what he called a “manipulation of information” carried out by opposition media in the Caribbean country.

  • 20/02/2014 | Latin America

    Poll: 46% of Uruguayan ignore who rules in Malvinas Islands

    A survey published by the Uruguayan daily El país says that 46 percent of the country’s population is not aware of who is currently in political control of the Malvinas Islands while 43 of the polled believe it is the United Kingdom. Only 9 percent said Argentina was in control of the British-seized territories.

  • 12/03/2014 | Latin America

    Chile's Bachelet to visit Argentina in first presidential tour

    Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet will travel to Argentina in April for what will be her first official visit since being re-elected for office, the nation's Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz confirmed today.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | Latin America

    Pope Francis' visit to Aparecida

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10/05/2012 | 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 20/03/2012 | 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10/03/2011 | Latin America

    Merval, local bonds drop

    The panel of leading stocks index declined 1.5 percent to 3,405.92 points. The main indicator of the Brazilian stock market's average performance declines 1 percent to 66,616.88 points.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 26/02/2011 | Latin America

    Mujica says mixed committee will analyze bilateral trade with Argentina

    Uruguayan President José Mujica assured that internacional commerce “is a war” and added that the bilateral commerce problems his country has with Argentina are not going to be severe, after meeting his Argentina counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Friday.

  • 02/03/2011 | Latin America

    Merval edges down slightly

    The panel of leading stocks index declined 0.01 percent at 3,426.28 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk dropped 5.8 percent to 556 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.

  • 04/03/2011 | Latin America

    Merval closes slightly lower

    The panel of leading stocks index dropped 0.2 percent to 3,467.72 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk rose 8 points and stood at 561 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.

  • 19/02/2011 | Latin America

    Mujica to meet CFK over non-automatic licenses

    Uruguayan President José Mujica will meet with his Argentine counterpart, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, to show his concern over the decision to require special import licenses for around 200 products.

  • 20/02/2011 | Latin America

    Argentine tourist dies in Brazil

    A 59-year old Argentine woman was killed after being hit by a car in the Jureré Internacional Beach, in Florianópolis, Brazil.

  • 25/02/2011 | Latin America

    CFK, Mujica meet over non-automatic licenses

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Uruguayan counterpart José Mujica agreed on the construction of a re-gasification plant during a meeting held at the Olivos presidential residence.

  • 11/02/2011 | Latin America

    Argentina-Brazil to make progress on agreements

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou is scheduled to meet today with his Brazilian counterpart Guido Mantega in Brasilia “to deepen the bilateral trade and promote joint exports,” an official communiqué reported.

  • 17/02/2011 | Latin America

    Merval edges down 0.2%

    The panel of leading stocks index declined 0.2 percent and stood at 3,538.38 points. Meanwhile, the Brazilian Bovespa stood at 67,684.99, climbed 0.2 percent.

  • 18/02/2011 | Latin America

    Merval edges down slightly by 0.03%

    The panel of leading stocks index edged down to 3,537.06 points falling 0.03% since its previous close, climbing 2.23% throughout the week.

  • 07/01/2011 | Latin America

    Timerman claims Uruguay to report ‘modifications’ on pulp mill in Colonia

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and his Uruguayan counterpart, Luis Almagro, confirmed that the construction of a pulp mill in Colonia de Sacramento, on the banks of the River Plate facing Argentina, will be based in the bilateral treaty.

  • 18/01/2011 | Latin America

    Chile gov't seals deal to end gas price protest

    Chile's government reached a deal to end a weeklong protest in the frigid far south, scaling back natural gas price increases amid threats of labour disruption.

  • 28/01/2011 | Latin America

    Rousseff assures Argentina is a 'strategic actor' for Brazil's foreign policy

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff affirmed that Argentina is one of the “strategic actors” of her country’s foreign policy and anticipated that her visit to Buenos Aires will be focused in the commercial cooperation, the nuclear energy area and the coordination of multilateral organizations.

  • 16/12/2010 | Latin America

    Mercosur agrees plan for investment, trade growth

    South American trade bloc Mercosur launched a plan to adopt common trade, investment and immigration policies to help underpin unprecedented economic growth in the region.

  • 17/12/2010 | Latin America

    Argentina and Brazil outline agreement to invest in motor industry

    Argentina and Brazil agreed to put a new commercial scheme into practice in two years time for the motor industry. Investment is to be made, following the decision approved by chancellors who make up the Common Market Council of the Mercosur.

  • 05/01/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay hopes new pulp mill won't create rifts with Argentina

    After news broke that the Uruguayan government authorized the installation of a new pulp mill on the River Plate next to the town of Colonia, Deputy Secretary of Environment, Jorge Patrone, said he hoped such decision “would not created a new diplomatic conflict with their neighbouring country.”

  • 13/12/2010 | Latin America

    Merval rises in early trade

    The Merval benchmark index rose 0.82 percent in early trade, closing at 3,418.87 points, registering a 4.5 percent raise so far December and a 46.7 lift in 2010.

  • 15/12/2010 | Latin America

    Falling trend continues for Merval and Bovespa

    The panel of local leading stocks index fell 1.49 percent to 3,332.71 points. The peso-denominated Discount bond dropped 0.9 percent.

  • 16/12/2010 | Latin America

    Merval moves up, Bovespa drops

    The Merval leading stocks index increased 1.4 percent to 3,336.72 points. The peso-denominated Discount bond dropped 1.7 percent; whereas the peso-denominated Par bond 1.4 percent; Boden 2015, 1.1 percent. The US dollar traded for $4/$3.965 pesos, while the euro dropped two cents ($5.30/$5.19). Brazil's Bovespa declined 0.8 percent to 67,306.38 points.

  • 26/11/2014 | Sports

    Huracán wins Copa Argentina

  • 14/11/2014 | Sports

    Argentina recover to edge out Italy

    Argentina roared back to beat hosts Italy 20-18 with their two tries eclipsing the awesome boot of new Azzurri kicking king Kelly Haimona.

  • 11/11/2014 | Sports

    Martino: Messi wide right, Tevez could be number nine

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino kept his cards close to his chest over his line-up for tomorrow's friendly against Croatia and whether Lionel Messi and the recalled Carlos Tevez would start together.

  • 12/11/2014 | Sports

    Messi, Agüero find net to aid Argentina comeback

    Calamitous Argentine defending allowed Croatia to take the lead in today's friendly, but Gerardo Martino's men fought back through Sergio Agüero and Lionel Messi to take a 2-1 victory in London.

  • 13/11/2014 | Sports

    Pumas' Italy clash brought forward to Friday due to weather

    Italy's match against Argentina in Genoa has been brought forward from Saturday to Friday, with kick-off scheduled for 3.15pm local time, because bad weather is expected in the Liguria region, the Italian federation announced.

  • 07/11/2014 | Sports

    Martino: 'Claim for Tevez did not influence call'

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has said he called Juventus forward Carlos Tevez to the national football team for his good performance in the Serie A, and not because the so-called “player of the people” has been largely claimed by Albiceleste fans for the last year.

  • 10/11/2014 | Sports

    Referee at centre of controversial Lanús win suspended

    Referee Andrés Merlos, whose controversial decisions allowed Lanús to beat Arsenal 3-2 on Friday with a winner nine minutes into added time, has been suspended indefinitely.

  • 27/10/2014 | Sports

    Carlos Tevéz returned to Argentina squad for England tour

    After three years out in the wilderness, Juventus striker Carlos Tévez will travel to England with the Argentine national team after being recalled to a 25-man squad by coach Gerardo Martino.

  • 03/11/2014 | Sports

    Jonas Gutiérrez given all clear after cancer battle

    Newcastle United and Argentina winger Jonas Gutiérrez has been give the all clear by doctors after a successful fight against testicular cancer.

  • 04/11/2014 | Sports

    Martino defends Messi from critics: I cannot understand why he comes

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has launched a strong defence of captain Lionel Messi, admitting that he does not know how the star has the strength to keep playing for his nation in the face of constant criticism from certain sectors.

  • 16/10/2014 | Sports

    Sabella breaks post-World Cup silence with praise for Messi

    Former Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella spoke today for the first time since the end of the 2014 World Cup, as he praised Lionel Messi on the 10th anniversary of the Albiceleste captain's debut for Barcelona.

  • 21/10/2014 | Sports

    Neymar and Messi guide Barca to victory over Ajax

    Neymar and Lionel Messi maintained their lethal partnership with a goal apiece as Barcelona swept aside Ajax 3-1 in the Champions League, while Bayern Munich were in frightening form as they destroyed Roma 7-1 with five goals in the first half.

  • 23/10/2014 | Sports

    Lamela nets outrageous 'rabona' as Spurs hit five

    Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela scored a stunning 'rabona' goal to light up today's Europa League action, wrapping his left boot around his right leg 20 metres out and blasting the ball into the top corner.

  • 11/10/2014 | Sports

    Tardelli's first goals give Brazil 2-0 win over sloppy Argentina

    Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Brazil continued their defensive rehabilitation under returning coach Dunga with a morale-boosting 2-0 win over old adversaries Argentina in a feisty friendly.

  • 13/10/2014 | Sports

    Martino to rotate Argentina side for Hong Kong test

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has suggested that his team could see several changes for tomorrow's friendly against Hong Kong, after tasting defeat to Brazil at the weekend in Chinese capital Beijing.

  • 14/10/2014 | Sports

    Argentina thrashes Hong Kong 7-0

    Lionel Messi scored twice after coming off the bench as an experimental Argentina side destroyed Hong Kong 7-0 in an international friendly mismatch.

  • 30/09/2014 | Sports

    Marchesín, Gago, Vangioni called up for Argentina's Asia tour

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has finalised the squad that will dispute two friendlies in Asia during October, calling up Lanús goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín, Boca's Fernando Gago and Leonel Vangioni of River as the team's locally-based contingent.

  • 30/09/2014 | Sports

    Messi on target but PSG topple Barca in Champions League win

    Paris St Germain made light of the absent Zlatan Ibrahimovic to claim a 3-2 Champions League victory over Barcelona, while Sergio Agüero's penalty could only earn Manchester City a point at home to Roma.

  • 09/10/2014 | Sports

    Pereyra, Pastore could start against Brazil

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino made two unexpected changes in the Albiceleste squad in today’s training session in Beijing, towards Saturday’s match against Brazil.

  • 22/09/2014 | Sports

    Messi back, no room for Tévez in Argentina squad

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has welcomed Lionel Messi back into the international fold alongside a host of new faces, but despite high expectations Carlos Tévez was not among them as the Juventus forward missed out on the Albiceleste's Asian tour.

  • 27/09/2014 | Sports

    Argentine show-jumping team, let’s be realistic

    By Kim Mandel

    No athlete competes thinking that he can’t win, that he has already lost. While some have better chances of winning, there are others who are trying to improve so they can do better in the future.

  • 27/09/2014 | Sports

    Los Pumas lose against New Zealand's All Blacks

    Captain Richie McCaw equalled a record for All Blacks appearances as the world champions sealed their third successive Rugby Championship title with a 34-13 victory over Argentina in La Plata today.

  • 14/09/2014 | Sports

    Argentina complete Davis Cup Great Escape against Israel

    The Argentina tennis team came back from the brink of relegation to finish triumphant against Israel, winning 3-2 in a thrilling final day to preserve their status in the Davis Cup's premier World Group.

  • 17/09/2014 | Sports

    Messi sets up Barca Champions League win, City downed

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi was the architect of a surprisingly narrow Barcelona victory in their first match of the 2014/15 Champions League, while Sergio Agüero and Martín Demichelis' Manchester City were denied by a last-minute strike as they went down to Bayern Munich.

  • 18/09/2014 | Sports

    Argentina to debut against Brazil in Davis Cup 2015

    Argentina will face Brazil in the Davis Cup 2015 first round, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has decided after the general annual meeting held today in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • 12/09/2014 | Sports

    Mayer gives Argentina lead over Israel

    Leonardo Mayer has beat Israeli Bar Bozter in 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, and 6-1 and gave Argentina the first point in the Davis Cup match for World Group permanence held in the Florida city of Sunrise.

  • 12/09/2014 | Sports

    Argentina, Israel tie 1-1 in Davis Cup match

    Carlos Berlocq could not outplay Israeli first singles Dudi Sela and lost 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 and 6-2. With the win, Israel tied the series 1-1, as Leonardo Mayer had beat Bar Bozter in 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 and 6-1 earlier.

  • 13/09/2014 | Sports

    Israel beats Argentina in Davis Cup doubles, leads series 2-1

    Doubles pair Federico Delbonis and Horacio Zeballos could not take Israeli doubles Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, who beat the Argentine couple 3 sets to 2 in a Davis Cup World Group permanence match held in Sunrise City, Florida, in the US. Israel now leads the series 2-1.

  • 09/09/2014 | Sports

    USA destroy Slovenia to make World Cup semis

    The United States basketball team has qualified easily for the semi-finals of the World Cup, coasting past Slovenia 119-76 to book a last-four clash with Lithuania on Thursday.

  • 10/09/2014 | Sports

    Del Potro out of Asian tour, needs ‘more time’ to recover from surgery

    Argentine tennis player Juan Martín Del Potro has announced he will not participate in the ATP Asian tour as expected because he has not yet re-gained “competitive level” after the operation he underwent in his right wrist.

  • 11/09/2014 | Sports

    Mayer to open Argentina Davis Cup clash vs. Israel

    Leonardo Mayer will kick off Argentina's key Davis Cup World Group play-off, as the world No. 25 prepares for the tie's opening match against Israel youngster Bar Botzer in the United States.

  • 04/09/2014 | Sports

    Argentina go down to Greece in FIBA World Cup

    Argentina’s national basketball team pushed Greece hard but could not overcome the solid Europeans, eventually falling to a 79-71 defeat in the FIBA World Cup's Group B.

  • 05/09/2014 | Sports

    Mónaco out of Argentine Davis Cup team

    Juan “Pico” Mónaco has announced he will not take part in the Argentine Davis Cup team that will face Israel in the US for World Group permanence due to an injury in his right wrist.

  • 07/09/2014 | Sports

    Argentina knocked out of FIBA World Cup

    Brazil crushed the national team’s dreams for a place in the FIBA World Cup quarter-finals with a 85-65 victory.

  • 03/09/2014 | Sports

    Argentina crushes Senegal 81-46 in FIBA WC group B match

    Argentina’s national basketball national team booked their place in the FIBA World Cup last-16 with a convincing win over Senegal, prevailing 81-46 in a one-sided contest in Spain.

  • 03/09/2014 | Sports

    Martino pleased with debut triumph

    New Argentina coach Gerardo Martino affirmed that he was delighted with his players in a 4-2 victory over Germany, the first match in the national team for the man who replaced Alejandro Sabella.

  • 01/09/2014 | Sports

    Lamela, Gaitán called up to injury-hit Argentina squad

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has called up midfielders Erik Lamela and Nicolás Gaitán to his squad to take on Germany this Wednesday, after the new trainer saw his preparations for the friendly match disrupted by injury.

  • 02/09/2014 | Sports

    Martino prepares for Argentina debut: It is a huge challenge

    Just one day before beginning his reign as Argentina coach with a friendly against Germany, Gerardo Martino admitted that he faced a huge challenge with the nation and that he held a great responsibility at the helm of the World Cup finalists.

  • 02/09/2014 | Sports

    Jaite chooses Davis Cup team in last match as Argentine coach

    Argentine Davis Cup coach Martín Jaite has chosen the four players that will represent the South American nation against Israel in the US, in a match for World Group permanence to be played between the 12th and 14th of September at the Sunrise Tennis Club.

  • 31/08/2014 | Sports

    World Cup: Argentina loses 90-85 to Croatia

    The national basketball team lost 90-85 to Croatia, in its second match after yesterday’s perfect start against Puerto Rico, when coach Julio Lamas' team won 98-78.

  • 31/08/2014 | Sports

    Messi injured in Barcelona win, will miss Argentina match

    Lionel Messi picked up a hamstring strain in Barcelona's 1-0 victory over Villarreal in La Liga, and is now likely to miss Argentina's friendly against Germany on Wednesday.

  • 25/08/2014 | Sports

    Argentina suffer further defeat in World Cup warm-up

    The Argentina national basketball team signed off pre-World Cup preparations with another reverse, this time against Spain, who defeated a depleted side 86-53 in their last friendly..

  • 30/08/2014 | Sports

    Argentina defeats Puerto Rico in FIBA World Cup debut

    Argentina national basketball team beat Puerto Rico 98-75 in its World Cup campaign in Seville, Spain. The match for Group B started at 12.30pm (Argentine time) at the Sevilla Arena.

  • 30/08/2014 | Sports

    Martino: ‘My priority vs Germany is to pass down a new strategy’

    New Argentine coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino has said the main objective in the upcoming match of the Albiceleste against World champion Germany is not the score but to “transmit” a new “idea” of play.

  • 19/08/2014 | Sports

    Argentina Davis Cup captain Jaite to step down after Israel clash

    Argentina's Davis Cup tennis captain Martín Jaite has named his final squad for the international tournament, after announcing that he will step down after the World Group play-off with Israel in September.

  • 19/08/2014 | Sports

    Martino picks Argentina squad for Germany test

    New Argentina coach Gerardo Martino sprung no surprises as he named his first squad as head of the national team, picking the same players who reached the final of the World Cup last month for an upcoming friendly against winners Germany.

  • 20/08/2014 | Sports

    Clerc volunteers to become next Argentina Davis Cup coach

    Former tennis player José Luis “Batata” Clerc has spoken with head of the Argentine Tenis Association (AAT) Héctor Romaní and offered to replace Davis Cup coach Martín Jaite after the match Argentina will play against Israel in September.

  • 12/08/2014 | Sports

    Profile: Coach Gerardo 'Tata' Martino

    Born on November 20, 1962 in Rosario, Martino was a midfielder and captained Newell's Old Boys where he spent the bulk of his playing career before coaching Paraguay to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 2010.

  • 14/08/2014 | Sports

    USA, Cyprus presented as venues for Argentina-Israel Davis Cup tie

    Israel today presented the US city of Sunrise as their preferred venue to play the upcoming Davis Cup play-off against Argentina, with Cyprus capital Nicosia another possibility for the World Group relegation tie.

  • 15/08/2014 | Sports

    Argentina-Israel David Cup tie moved to Florida

    Argnetina's Davis Cup tie against Israel originally scheduled for Tel Aviv next month has been moved to Florida, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said.

  • 07/08/2014 | Sports

    Davis Cup match between Israel, Argentina will not be played in Tel Aviv

    The Davis Cup play-offs between Argentina and Israel will not take place in Tel Aviv as it was planned for September 12-14 due to the ongoing armed conflict in Gaza, the International Tennis Federation said.

  • 07/08/2014 | Sports

    National team target Martino holds first AFA meeting

    Former Newell's Old Boys coach Gerardo Martino has held his first meeting with directors from the Argentine Football Association (AFA), who hope to make the Rosario native the successor to Alejandro Sabella in charge of the national team.

  • 12/08/2014 | Sports

    Olympic boxer Abel Laudonio dies at 75

    Argentine Olympic medallist and national lightweight boxing champion Abel Laudonio died at 75, his wife Nora Mabel Bello confirmed.

  • 31/07/2014 | Sports

    Messi, Blatter expected at Grondona wake

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi and FIFA president Sepp Blatter are among leading figures in world soccer expected to attend the wake of former Argentine FA president Julio Grondona today.

  • 02/08/2014 | Sports

    Argentina misses Ginóbili, loses Three Nations Cup to Brazil

    The Argentine basketball team lost today 68-59 to locals Brazil in the Three Nations Cup final match in Río de Janeiro, an exhibition tournament that serves as preparation before the 2014 Spain World Cup.

  • 04/08/2014 | Sports

    Argentina present shirt for Basketball World Cup

    The Argentine national basketball today presented the shirts that will be used in the upcoming World Cup, electing to use the number of absent superstar Emanuel Ginobili for the display model shown in the Buenos Aires planetarium.

  • 28/07/2014 | Sports

    Ginóbili World Cup in doubt as Spurs refuse permission to play

    The Argentina national team could be without one of its stars in the upcoming basketball World Cup in Spain, after Emanuel Ginóbili was today informed by the San Antonio Spurs that, due to injury, he would not be allowed to take part in the competition.

  • 29/07/2014 | Sports

    Sabella steps down as Argentina coach

    Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit as national team coach, Argentine Football Association (AFA) president Julio Grondona confirmed today to reporters.

  • 30/07/2014 | Sports

    Argentinos' Segura to take over at AFA

    Argentinos Juniors president Luis Segura will take over at the top of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), after the death of current chief Julio Humberto Grondona earlier today.

  • 02/07/2014 | Sports

    Ginóbili suffers stress fracture, may miss basketball World Cup

    Argentine basketball player Manuel Ginóbili revealed today he is suffering from a stress fracture in his right leg and might miss the 2014 basketball World Cup to be played in Spain from August 30 to September 14.

  • 24/07/2014 | Sports

    Sabella, Grondona meeting postponed for next week

    Argentina national team coach Alejandro Sabella will finally meet next week with Argentine Football Association (AFA) President Julio Grondona, as talks between the two to discuss the trainer's continuity were postponed today.

  • 24/07/2014 | Sports

    Maradona: Argentina played badly at 2014 World Cup

    Argentine football icon and former Albiceleste coach during the South Africa 2010 World Cup Diego Armando Maradona say today Argentina played “badly” in the Brazil World Cup, and stated Messi had a better performance playing with him than with coach Sabella.

  • 15/06/2014 | Sports

    Argentine men take bronze in Hockey WC

    The Argentine mens' hockey team beat England 2-0 to win today's World Cup bronze-medal match in The Hague, Netherlands, while the hosts went down in the final to Australia.

  • 17/06/2014 | Sports

    Spanish prosecutor asks judge to drop Messi tax fraud charges

    Spain's public prosecutor has asked a judge to dismiss charges against Lionel Messi for alleged tax evasion, arguing his father was responsible for his finances and not the Barcelona forward.

  • 22/06/2014 | Sports

    Marcelo Gallardo era begins at River

    River Plate's new coach Marcelo Gallardo will have his first chance to meet the squad tomorrow, when he takes over the start of pre-season training at the current champions of Argentine football.

  • 11/06/2014 | Sports

    Independiente return to Primera División after Huracán victory

    Independiente's suffering in the second tier of Argentine football has come to an end almost exactly a year after going down, as the Avellaneda side vanquished Huracán 2-0 to regain their place in the Primera División.

  • 04/06/2014 | Sports

    Argentina far too strong for Trinidad in World Cup warm-up clash

    The Argentina national team have enjoyed a positive start to pre-World Cup preparations as they lead Trinidad & Tobago 3-0.

  • 07/06/2014 | Sports

    Pumas lose to Ireland 29-17 in Resistencia

    The Six Nations champions began life without the talismanic Brian O'Driscoll by eventually easing to victory in Resistencia.

  • 08/06/2014 | Sports

    Leonas through to Hockey semi-finals, men thrash South Korea

    The Argentina women's hockey team left it late to grab an agonising 2-1 victory over England, reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup with a last-minute goal. The men also tasted victory with a 5-0 drubbing of South Korea.

  • 02/06/2014 | Sports

    Argentina World Cup squad joins Twitter

    Argentina’s national team for Brazil World Cup joined Twitter today, with the verified @Argentina account.

  • 02/06/2014 | Sports

    Banega, Sosa, Otamendi cut from final Argentina World Cup squad

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has decided on the 23 men who will represent the nation in the 2014 World Cup, with José Sosa, Nicolás Otamendi and Ever Banega missing out on a place in the final squad.

  • 03/06/2014 | Sports

    Sabella admits doubts over final Argentina World Cup squad

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has confessed that he left the confirmation of the 23 men who will represent the 'Albiceleste' in the 2014 World Cup to the very last minute, as he grappled with doubts over who would miss out on the Brazil-based tournament.

  • 28/05/2014 | Sports

    Goldman sees Brazil beating Argentina in 2014 Cup final

    Rivals Brazil and Argentina are set to meet in the World Cup final in July, with the host country winning the title for a record sixth time, US investment bank Goldman Sachs have predicted in a report.

  • 28/05/2014 | Sports

    Recovered Gago confident after Argentina World Cup training

    Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago proved his fitness and declared himself confident as Argentina's World Cup hopefuls carried out their first open training session, while coach Alejandro Sabella named Maxi Rodríguez as the replacement for Di Maria on the left.

  • 01/06/2014 | Sports

    Leonas triumph in Hockey World Cup opener, men lose

    The Argentina women's hockey team, 'Las Leonas', enjoyed a winning start to their World Cup campaign as they took down South Africa 4-1, while the men's team went down to hosts the Netherlands in The Hague.

  • 20/05/2014 | Sports

    Sabella undecided on final Argentina World Cup squad

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has confirmed that tomorrow he would make the first cuts from a provisional list of 30 players ahead of the 2014 World Cup, while admitting that he still was not certain about the composition of the final 23-man squad.

  • 21/05/2014 | Sports

    Sabella cuts four men from Argentina World Cup squad

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has reduced his preliminary World Cup squad to 26 players, after Lisandro López, Gabriel Mercado, Fabián Rinaudo and Franco Di Santo were told that there services would not be required in Brazil 2014.

  • 26/05/2014 | Sports

    Sabella aims for top-four World Cup finish

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has affirmed that his objective is to put the 'Albiceleste' among the top four nations at the 2014 World Cup, as his charges began training today ahead of the tournament held in Brazil during June and July.

  • 08/05/2014 | Sports

    Relief for Argentina as Madrid's Di María escapes muscle tear

    Real Madrid attacking midfielder Ángel Di María has suffered an edema in a muscle in his left leg, banishing worries that the Argentina international had torn the muscle while ruling him out of play until the final of the Champions League, on May 24.

  • 13/05/2014 | Sports

    Demichelis, Mercado surprise picks in Argentina World Cup list

    Martín Demichelis, Gabriel Mercado, Fabián Rinaudo and Franco Di Santo were surprisingly included in Argentina's provisional World Cup squad, while Carlos Tevez was left out.

  • 20/05/2014 | Sports

    Messi in Argentina to train for World Cup

    Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi has arrived in the country, ready to “switch gears” and have a great World Cup with the national squad after a lacklustre performance this season at Barcelona.

  • 14/04/2014 | Sports

    Knee injury jeopardises Gago World Cup spot

    Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago has suffered a ligament injury affecting his left knee, which will rule the player out for the rest of the Final championship and also puts in doubt his fitness for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

  • 14/04/2014 | Sports

    Triumphant Juve close in on third straight Scudetto

    Two goals in 10 first half minutes from Sebastian Giovinco and Fernando Llorente were enough for Juventus to close in on their third straight Serie A title with a 2-0 stroll at Udinese today.

  • 29/04/2014 | Sports

    Inter legend Zanetti to retire at end of season

    Inter president Erick Thohir has confirmed that veteran Argentine defender Javier Zanetti will hang up his boots at the end of the current season, putting an end to his illustrious football career at the age of 40.

  • 23/03/2014 | Sports

    Los Pampas XV crowned Pacific Cup champions

    Argentina's international rugby B team Los Pampas XV are celebrating today after lifting the Pacific Cup in Australia, downing Reds A in the final 36-21 to cap an unbeaten campaign in the tournament.

  • 26/03/2014 | Sports

    Tevez double the key for record-breaking Juventus

    Two goals in seven first-half minutes from Carlos Tevez kept Juventus on course for a third successive Serie A title with a 2-1 win over Parma which ended the away side's 17-match unbeaten run and set a record of 15 straight home wins in a season.

  • 05/03/2014 | Sports

    Argentina draws with Romania 0-0 in Bucarest

    Argentina and Romania drew 0-0 in Bucarest this afternoon in the final trial before manager Alejandro Sabella presents the squad list for the World Cup finals in Brazil.

  • 11/03/2014 | Sports

    Zárate turns down World Cup chance with Chile

    The ex Inter Milan and Lazio striker and the top scorer in the Argentine league this year, has turned down an offer from Chile to be part of their World Cup squad.

  • 13/03/2014 | Sports

    Out of favour Romero is Argentina's No 1 World Cup keeper

    Sergio Romero will be Argentina's first-choice goalkeeper at the World Cup in Brazil in June despite spending most of his time at Monaco on the bench, national coach Alejandro Sabella said.

  • 12/02/2014 | Sports

    Messi on target as Barca set up Real Madrid final

    Lionel Messi's first-half goal earned Barcelona a 1-1 draw and a 3-1 aggregate win over Real Sociedad, setting up their fourth King's Cup final in six years.

  • 13/02/2014 | Sports

    Argentina presents away shirt for 2014 World Cup

    German sports apparel manufacturer Adidas has unveiled the away shirt that Argentina will use during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which combines different shades of blue in its banded design.

  • 23/02/2014 | Sports

    Tevez stunner hands Juve Turin Derby triumph

    A wonderful strike from former Argentina international Carlos Tévez proved the difference for Serie A leaders Juventus, as they defeated Turin rivals Torino 1-0 to maintain a nine-point lead at the top of the Italian championship.

  • 09/02/2014 | Sports

    Tevez double not enough as Juventus draw

    Carlos Tevez scored two early goals for Juventus before the Serie A leaders squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw at Verona today.

  • 11/02/2014 | Sports

    Sabella plays down Tevez chances of making Brazil World Cup

    Alejandro Sabella appears to have once more closed the doors on Carlos Tevez making the Argentina squad for the World Cup, affirming that his final list is unlikely to contain surprises.

  • 29/01/2014 | Sports

    Brilliant Higuaín strike fires Napoli into Coppa Italia semi-finals

    The Argentine striker flicked home Jose Callejon's mishit shot with eight minutes left to squeeze past a well-organised Lazio side and set up a potentially fiery clash with Roma, who are six points ahead of third-placed Napoli in the Serie A table.

  • 01/02/2014 | Sports

    Davis Cup: Italy wins doubles match and beats Argentina 2-1

    Italy’s Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli beat Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos and Eduardo Schwank in four sets in Mar del Plata’s “Patinódromo”. Italy now wins the series 2-1

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 24/01/2014 | Sports

    Football aerosol to be tested during UEFA youth tournament

    European football governing body UEFA has announced that an aerosol invented by an Argentine to mark out distances at free kicks would be tested at the upcoming European Under-17 Championships.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | Sports

    Gareca leaves Vélez

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 02/05/2013 | Sports

    'Pep' Guardiola in Buenos Aires

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.”

  • 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 | Sports

    Patronelli unapproachable in Chile

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 16/10/2012 | Sports

    Argentina weather Chile storm to win

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 | 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.

  • 06/08/2012 | Sports

    Lauro ends games participation

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 01/08/2012 | Sports

    Rowing: Not a good day for Argentina

  • 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.

  • 31/07/2012 | Sports

    Beach Volley: Spain beat Argentina

  • 31/07/2012 | Sports

    Rower Fernández advances to semis

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 29/02/2012 | Sports

    Messi's hat-trick sinks Swiss hopes

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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,"

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 12/05/2011 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10/03/2011 | Sports

    Unión Española beat Vélez

    Chile’s Unión Española defeated Vélez Sársfield 2-1 for the Group 4 of the Libertadores de América Cup. The game was held at the Santa Laura de Santiago stadium.

  • 12/03/2011 | Sports

    Del Potro advances at Indian Wells

    Argentine tennis player Juan Martín del Potro achieved the pre-quarter finals of the first Masters 1000 of the season, in Indian Wells Open, after defeating the last champion of the tournament, Croatian Iván Ljubicic by 5-7, 6-4 and 6-2.

  • 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.

  • 04/03/2011 | Sports

    Argentina beat Romania 2-0 after Mónaco, Nalbandian's victories

    Juan Mónaco defeated Victor Hanescu in four sets and achieved the second point of Argentina against Romania during the first groups round of the Davis Cup. Earlier, David Nalbandian had a tough time finishing off the match, but the Argentine player defeated Romanian Adrián Ungur by 6-3, 6-2, 5-7 and 6-4.

  • 09/03/2011 | Sports

    Estudiantes beat Guaraní, end group round closer to the top

    Last champion of the Argentine football cup, Estudiantes de La Plata, defeated Paraguay's Guaraní 2-1 during the last match of the group 7 round of the Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 10/03/2011 | Sports

    Godoy Cruz crush Independiente

    Mendoza’s Godoy Cruz defeated Independiente 3-1 in the first match between two Argentine teams at the Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 02/03/2011 | Sports

    Argentinos beat Nacional, lead Group 3

    The leader of the Libertadores Cup’s group 3, Argentinos Juniors defeated Uruguay’s Nacional 1-0 at the Parque Central stadium.

  • 03/03/2011 | Sports

    Nalbandian says will be fit to face Romania's Ungur

    World number 19 David Nalbandian expects to have recovered in time to meet Adrian Ungur in Argentina's opening singles of their Davis World Group first round tie against Romania.

  • 03/03/2011 | Sports

    Liga de Quito crush Independiente

    Ecuador's Liga de Quito crushed Independiente 3-0 at the game for the Group 8 of the Libertadores de América Cup held at Liga de Quito's stadium.

  • 23/02/2011 | Sports

    Estudiantes beat Deportes Tolima in La Plata

    Estudiantes de La Plata defeated Colombia's Deportes Tolima 1-0 at the recently re-inaugurated Unico Stadium during the second round of the Libertadores Cup after being crushed 5-0 by Cruzeiro last week.

  • 01/03/2011 | Sports

    Argentina launches new shirt via facebook

    Adidas launched the new shirt of Argentina’s national football team with which they will play at the América Cup. The presentation was made via Facebook and counted with the presence of the head the Argentine Football Association (AFA) Julio Humberto Grondona and striker Lionel Messi.

  • 01/03/2011 | Sports

    Peñarol recover, crush Godoy Cruz

    Uruguay's Peñarol crushed Godoy Cruz de Mendoza 3-1 during a Group 8 match of the Libertadores Cup. Diego Aguirre's team recovered from their 3-0 defeat against Independiente.

  • 12/02/2011 | Sports

    Argentina's U-20 stay out of London 2012

    Argentina's under-20 national football team defeated Colombia 2-0, but goals from Facundo Ferreyra and Bruno Zuculini weren't enough in their final encounter of the Under 20 South American Championships to secure a ticket for London.

  • 21/02/2011 | Sports

    Davis Cup: Nalbandian, Mónaco, Chela, Schwank to face Romania

    Tennis players David Nalbandian, Juan Mónaco, Juan Ignacio Chela and Eduardo Schwank will represent Argentina in a first-round Davis Cup tie against Romania next month, captain Modesto Vázquez announced.

  • 22/02/2011 | Sports

    Chile's ailing Colo Colo name Argentine Gallego as coach

    Former Argentina and River Plate midfielder Américo Gallego was appointed coach of Colo Colo. Chile's most successful club, who won the Libertadores Cup in 1991, are bottom of the Apertura championship.

  • 09/02/2011 | Sports

    Fluminense-Argentinos tie in Río de Janeiro

    Brazil's Fluminense and Argentinos Juniors tied 2-2 in Río de Janeiro on the opening game of the Copa Libertadores' Group 3, and what also was Argentinos' comeback to the 'Copa' after a 25 years absence.

  • 09/02/2011 | Sports

    Uruguay beat Argentina in crucial match

    Uruguay defeated Walter Perazzo's team 1-0 after Vecino opened the score and left the under 20 Argentine national football team in a complicated place at the championship final-round and far from the 2012 Olympics games in London.

  • 10/02/2011 | Sports

    Swiss media crazy for Messi's 'fondue football'

    The Swiss media praised the Argentina national football team’s performance in the 2-1 victory against Portugal, but most of all Lionel Messi’s magic on the pitch.

  • 06/02/2011 | Sports

    Argentina beat Brazil in U-20 South American derby

    Argentina beat a previously undefeated Brazil 2-1 in a do-or-die duel that leaves Walter Perazzo's team one step closer to the U-20 World Cup qualification.

  • 08/02/2011 | Sports

    'I liked Boca's Tevez,' Batista

    Argentina’s national football team coach Sergio Batista gave a press conference in the framework of the friendly match between Argentina and Portugal and left Carlos Tevez out of his priorities. “There’s a wind of change in the team,” the coach assured.

  • 25/01/2011 | Sports

    Independiente start path to recover continental glory with a victory

    Seven time winners of the South American Copa Libertadores, Independiente started with a victory their path to recover the title of 'Kings of America.' The Argentine team defeated Deportivo Quito from Ecuador 2-0 during the first leg of the Cup's preliminary round.

  • 01/02/2011 | Sports

    Independiente lose but still advance to group stage

    Ecuadorean Deportivo Quito defeated Independiente 1-0 during the second leg of the Copa Libertadores preliminary round. Nevertheless, the Argentine team achieved to classify for the group stage because of their last week's home victory (2-0).

  • 02/02/2011 | Sports

    Former Italy winger Camoranesi joins Lanús

    Argentine-born former Italy and Juventus winger Mauro Camoranesi has joined Lanús in the local first division, the club said.

  • 11/01/2011 | Sports

    Patronelli returns to the top

    By Leandro Compton Hall, special correspondent. Argentine Alejandro Patronelli (Yamaha) won the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally covering the desert of Copiapó and arrived 5 minutes and 21 seconds before Czech Josef Machacek (Yamaha) and 10 minutes and 15 seconds before Polish Lukasz Laskawiec (Yamaha).

  • 11/01/2011 | Sports

    Higuaín faces four months out after back surgery

    Argentina's national football team and Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuaín will be out of action for up to four months after having surgery on a hernia in his back, the doctor in charge of the operation told reporters.

  • 18/01/2011 | Sports

    'The mourning has ended'

    Former Argentina national football team coach Diego Armando Maradona affirmed that the mourning for the national team has ended, referring to the elimination during South Africa World Cup 2010.

  • 04/01/2011 | Sports

    Marcos Patronelli pulls out of Dakar Rally

    Last year’s Argentine quad champion Marcos Patronelli decided to pull out of the Dakar Rally after he had a new accident which complicated his recovery from a fibula fracture he suffered while he was training in November.

  • 05/01/2011 | Sports

    Argentina v Portugal friendly moved to Geneva

    Argentina's friendly against Portugal scheduled for Feb. 9 has been moved to Geneva from London, the Argentine Football Association said.

  • 07/01/2011 | Sports

    Patronelli, firm in the leading place of Dakar quads

    Argentine Alejandro Patronelli keeps leading the general results after the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally covering the 456 kilometres between Iquique and Arica in 06:41:33 hours.

  • 29/12/2010 | Sports

    Messi, best football player in Europe

    Argentina’s national football team and Barcelona's forward, Lionel Messi, has been chosen the best football player in Europe for the second consecutive time in a survey made by journalists which has been published in the Uruguayan news paper, El País.

  • 04/01/2011 | Sports

    Argentine podium in Dakar’s third stage

    Argentines Tomás Maffei, Sebastián Halpern and Alejandro Patronelli, the three of them driving Yamaha’s quads, were the first ones to reach the finish line in the third stage of the Dakar Rally.

  • 04/01/2011 | Sports

    'Pipita' Higuaín to have back surgery

    Argentina’s national football team and Real Madrid’s striker Gonzalo Higuaín is to have surgery on his troublesome back, the La Liga club said.

  • 14/12/2010 | Sports

    Maradona to be next Blackburn Rovers manager?

    Diego Maradona has emerged as a surprise outsider to become the next Blackburn Rovers manager following the shock dismissal of Sam Allardyce according to English newspaper The Mirror.

  • 15/12/2010 | Sports

    Argentina becomes biggest exporter of footballers

    Argentina has surpassed neighbouring Brazil as the world's largest exporter of football players -a trend that may not be a good thing for the South American country's domestic game. Players had become assets to be sold off to repay club debts, one agent said, while the growing exodus of Argentina's best young players is leaving a void in the local game.

  • 21/12/2010 | Sports

    Bilardo assures ‘there’s no turning back’ in his relationship with Maradona

    Argentina's national football team's technical secretary Carlos Bilardo answered to sports-icon Diego Maradona's accusations and assured he is a "chicken" and added that his relationship with the ex coach of the national team "has no turning back."

  • 14/11/2014 | Arts and Media

    Argentine court summons Justin Bieber over alleged assault

    An Argentine court has ordered pop star Justin Bieber to appear before it within two months to face questions about an alleged assault on a photographer at a Buenos Aires nightclub last year, state-run news agency Télam reported.

  • 18/11/2014 | Arts and Media

    Journalist Pepe Eliaschev dies at 69

    Argentine journalist José Ricardo "Pepe" Eliaschev died earlier today at 69 years old, after losing his fight against pancreatic cancer. His health condition had deteriorated rapidly in the past weeks and he was hospitalized last weekend.

  • 04/06/2014 | Arts and Media

    Actress and tango singer Virginia Luque dies at 86

    Renowned actress and tango singer Virginia Luque died at 86 of an infectious disease last night at his home, her husband Lionel Godoy confirmed.

  • 09/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    Cerati fans boost downloads and sales after singer's passing

    Fans of Argentine rock legend Gustavo Cerati mourned their idol by listening to his music and downloading his best albums, which led to a massive boost in local sales for the singer.

  • 29/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    Quino's iconic Mafalda turns 50

    It has been 50 years since iconic Argentine cartoon character Mafalda, created by Joaquín Salvador Lavado –better known as Quino-, was first published but her progressive ideals and her reflections on war, poverty and political repression remain as valid as when she was first read by the Argentine public in the weekly publication Primera Plana in 1964.

  • 20/12/2013 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 24/02/2014 | Arts and Media

    Uruguayan artist Páez Vilaró dies at 90

  • 11/04/2014 | Arts and Media

    Actor Alfredo Alcón dies at 84

  • 28/03/2013 | Arts and Media

    Cartoonist García Ferré dies

  • 11/11/2012 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 20/11/2012 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 10/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 14/07/2012 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 07/08/2012 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 05/11/2012 | Arts and Media

    Filmmaker Leonardo Favio dies

  • 18/01/2012 | Arts and Media

    '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.

  • 03/03/2012 | Arts and Media

    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 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 31/10/2011 | Arts and Media

    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 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 12/12/2011 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 03/10/2011 | Arts and Media

    ‘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 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 13/10/2011 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 22/07/2011 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 02/09/2011 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 12/09/2011 | Arts and Media

    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.

  • 11/06/2014 | Multimedia

    Video: Brazilian fans invade Argentina training

    A group of local fans, some of them using the Albiceleste kit, passed over security forces at Argentina’s bunker in Belo Horizonte to greet the players, after today’s open training session.

  • 17/09/2014 | Multimedia

    Tourist records live robbery attempt in BA City - watch video

    A Canadian tourist visiting Buenos Aires recorded with a camera hidden in his helmet the exact moment an armed man tries to rob him while riding a bike in La Boca neighbourhood.

  • 21/09/2014 | Multimedia

    Wife of armed robber caught on camera says he 'fears for his life'

    The wife of the armed robber that jumped into the spotlight last week as he was caught on camera when he tried to rob a Canadian tourist at gunpoint defended his husband and said he “fears for his life.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 13/03/2014 | Multimedia

    Washington 'won't side with Argentina in court,' Kerry affirms on vulture funds dispute

    The Barack Obama administration will not support Argentina in its long-standing dispute with vulture funds suing the South American country over its defaulted bonds more than a decade ago, US State Secretary John Kerry has warned. Still, the American official praised what he considered some “positive steps” the Kirchnerite government has taken.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 11/10/2012 | Multimedia

    This week at the movies

    Five new releases hit Argentine cinema screens this week, including one documentary.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    See slideshow.

  • 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.

  • 14/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentine team thanks fans for their support

    After the presidential welcome at their arrival back from Brazil, the players and coach of the national World Cup team thanked the warm welcome of the thousands of fan that celebrated their performance in Ezeiza airport and in the streets of Buenos Aires city.

  • 14/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Gov't pays video tribute to World Cup finalists

    The video, prepared by the Government House press team is a montage of goals and memorable moments from the Albiceleste campaign, which included five victories, one defeat and a penalty shoot-out win over the Netherlands in the semi finals.

  • 14/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    CFK, fans welcome World Cup national team in Ezeiza

    The national team landed in Buenos Aires minutes before 11 a.m. at Ezeiza airport and were welcomed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner at the AFA facility in Ezeiza. They were expected in Buenos Aires to meet the fans at the Obelisc but they finally stayed in Ezeiza, following the authorities' advice.

  • 14/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Capitanich congratulates national team, condemns violence at the Obelisc

    The Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich congratulated the national team for its performance at Brazil’s World Cup and condemned the vandalism that marred yesterday’s celebrations in downtown Buenos Aires.

  • 14/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    CFK to World Cup team: 'I felt immense pride'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner welcomed the World Cup team back home and thanked them for defending the Argentina colours. “As the President of 40 million Argentines I felt immense pride for how you defended the colours of Argentina,” she said.

  • 13/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Mascherano: ‘This pain will last a lifetime’

    Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano said the pain suffered by the 1-0 defeat against Germany in injury time will “last a lifetime,” while adding the team lacked "a little bit of luck."

  • 13/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentine fans spark massive celebration despite Germany loss

    Argentine fans gathered at the Obelisco monument in 9 de Julio avenue and other spots in Buenos Aires City to celebrate the Albiceleste's performance in the World Cup in spite of the defeat against the German side in the final match.

  • 13/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Messi: ‘We had chances but could not score’

    Argentine forward Lionel Messi affirmed he feels “devastated” about the loss against Germany while saying the Albiceleste forwards had several chances to score but could not seize them.

  • 13/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Late Götze strike spells heart-breaking World Cup end for Argentina

    A clinical finish from Germany's Mario Götze finally downed Argentina in the final minutes of extra time, as the young forward came off the bench to seal a 1-0 victory for Joachim Low's men, and their fourth World Cup title in Rio de Janeiro's Maracaná Stadium.

  • 13/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Sabella: Argentina players are pride of a nation

    The coach of the Argentina national team Alejandro Sabella paid tribute to his players despite an agonising 1-0 defeat to Germany in the final of the World Cup, stating that he was proud of the men who brought the Albiceleste to their first final in 24 years.

  • 13/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Lionel Messi named best player of 2014 World Cup

    There was scant consolation for Argentina captain Lionel Messi after seeing his team go down in the 2014 World Cup final to Germany, as the Barcelona star lifted the Golden Ball award given to the best player across the tournament.

  • 12/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    ‘If Messi wants to overcome me, I’ll set a red carpet for him’

    Argentine football icon Diego Maradona said Argentina “must win” tomorrow against Germany and affirmed that he would be more than glad to see forward Lio Messi outplay him in the World Cup final vs Germany.

  • 13/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    ‘We have more thirst for glory than the Germans’

    In the eve of the World Cup final, Argentine icon Diego Maradona expressed his optimism about Argentina’s chances to earn its third trophy, saying the national team has “more thirst for glory” than its rivals.

  • 13/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentine fans take over Río - photo gallery

    Over 100,000 Argentine fans arrived in Río de Janeiro to cheer for the national team in the eve of today’s final against Germany at the Maracaná.

  • 11/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Creedence feel ‘proud’ of Argentine chant

    American legendary rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival said they were “honored” that their song “Bad Moon Rising” was adapted by Argentine fans to mock host Brazil in the 2014 World Cup.

  • 12/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Loew: 'Argentina much more than just Messi'

    Argentina have a great asset in four-times world player of the year Lionel Messi but they are far more than just a one-man show, Germany coach Joachim Loew warned ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday.

  • 12/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentina need 'perfect' match to beat Germans

    Argentina must play a flawless game on Sunday if they are to beat a powerful German team and lift the World Cup for the third time, their coach Alejandro Sabella said.

  • 11/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Cheering Argentina in Rio could cost up to $129 thousand pesos

    Scalpers seem determined to take advantage on Argentineans seeking for a spot at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro where the Albiceleste will face Germany in the World Cup finals on Sunday. Tickets are being offered online for $129 thousand pesos. Fortunately (?), access is “guaranteed.”

  • 11/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Italian Rizzoli to referee World Cup final

    Italian Nicola Rizzoli will referee Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracaná, Massimo Busacca, FIFA's head of refereeing told reporters. Earlier today, rumors appointed Swedish Jonas Eriksson as the chosen referee for the final, but finally Rizzoli was officially announced.

  • 11/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Sabella to step down after final against Germany

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is to step down after Sunday's World Cup final against Germany regardless of the result, his agent revaled today.

  • 10/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Agüero: ‘We can’t make the same mistakes we did in 2010’

    Argentine forward Sergio “Kun” Agüero said today the German side will be “a great rival” for the Albiceleste in the World Cup final at Maracaná, and pointed out the team “can’t make the same mistakes” they made in South Africa 2010, when Argentina lost to the Teutons 4-0 in quarter-finals.

  • 10/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Neymar to cheer for Argentina in WC final

    Brazil forward Neymar has done the unpredictable once again by revealing he will support Brazil's biggest rivals Argentina in Sunday's World Cup final against Germany at Maracaná stadium in Río.

  • 11/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentina fined for snubbing media - FIFA

    Argentina have been fined 300,000 Swiss francs ($336,000) for failing to bring players to four pre-match news conferences during the World Cup, FIFA said in a statement on today.

  • 10/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentina return to training with Di María jogging

    The Argentina national team today returned to the training ground in Belo Horizonte's Cidade do Galo focused on the final of the World Cup following a dramatic penalty shoot-out win to overcome the Netherlands, while Ángel Di María's return to activity was a welcome sight.

  • 10/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Robben: Argentina have no chance of beating Germany in final

    Defeated Netherlands star Arjen Robben has thrown his weight behind Germany for the upcoming World Cup final against Argentina, claiming that the Albiceleste have no hope of winning their third title in a repeat of the 1990 decider.

  • 10/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Two people died of heart attack after Argentina beat Holland

    One 16 year-old teenager and one 45 year-old man died yesterday of heart attack after Argentina beat the Netherlands in the World Cup semi-finals.

  • 10/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Dilma hoped to crush Argentina in third-place match

    After Brazil’s humiliating 7 to 1 defeat before Germany, President Dilma Rousseff was hoping to relieve some of the pain by crushing Argentina in a third-place match, the founder of the International Medical Assistance company, Edson Bueno, revealed after a meeting with the head of State.

  • 10/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Ahead of Germany clash, Higuaín says 'no intimidation'

    Argentina are not intimidated by facing Germany in the World Cup final despite seeing them tear hosts Brazil to shreds in the semis, striker Gonzalo Higuaín said.

  • 10/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentina-Germany (third) WC final: 'Football gives revenge'

    A day after Argentina wrote into history its World Cup semi-final clash against the Netherlands, midfielder Lucas Biglia said making it to Sunday’s match involves “an inexplicable feeling” and showed confidence that “football gives revenge” as the Albiceleste will be facing its WC’s historic executioner: Germany.

  • 09/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    ‘I thank all who supported me from the start’

    Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero has thanked his family, friends and Albiceleste fans who supported him “from the start” after denying two penalties to the Netherlands and giving Argentina the first pass to the World Cup finals since 1990.

  • 09/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Massive celebrations throughout the country after Argentina win

  • 09/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Van Gaal regrets not being able to use his penalty expert

    Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal was left to regret the fact he could not use his specialist penalty-saver Tim Krul in the World Cup semi-final shootout which they lost 4-2 to Argentina.

  • 09/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Romero shoot-out hero for final-bound Argentina

    Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero wrote his name into the nation's football history as he saved two penalties during a nail-biting penalty shoot-out, confirming Argentina's place in the World Cup final after a 0-0 draw against the Netherlands in Sao Paulo.

  • 09/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentine fans invade Sao Paulo for semi-final

    Over 6 thousand Argentines arrived in Sao Paulo to cheer the Albiceleste against the Netherlands in the World Cup semi-finals, according to Ezeiza airport and Aeroparque airport sources.

  • 09/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    ‘Now we have to give everything to win the cup’

    Argentine coach Alejandro Sabella has assured he “suffered a great deal” during the win against the Netherlands by penalty kicks and said the team will have to "give everything" in the field in the final at Maracaná against Germany.

  • 08/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentina arrive in Sao Paulo ready to face the Netherlands

    Argentina's national team arrived in Sao Paulo where it will face the Netherlands tomorrow at the Corinthians Arena for the World Cup semi-final.

  • 08/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Van Persie sick, a doubt for Argentina clash

    Netherlands striker Robin van Persie is a doubt for tomorrow's World Cup semi-final against Argentina after coming down with stomach problems, coach Louis van Gaal said.

  • 09/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    After Brazil crash, Sabella says 'expect unexpected in football'

    Argentina interrupted preparations for their World Cup semi-final to watch Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil, a result coach Alejandro Sabella said illustrated the unpredictability and beauty of football.

  • 06/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    FIFA asks Humberto Grondona to explain resold World Cup tickets

    World football governing body FIFA has revealed that the son of Argentina Football Association (AFA) president Julio Grondona, Humberto, must present a report explaining his actions following a scandal over the resale of tickets at the 2014 World Cup.

  • 06/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Di Maria out against Netherlands, Agüero cleared to play

    Argentina striker Sergio Agüero was cleared to play this Wednesday in the World Cup semi-final against the Netherlands after recovering from injury, while winger Angel Di Maria was ruled out with a muscle problem but could appear before the end of the tournament.

  • 07/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Messi leads Argentina tributes to 'Giant' Alfredo Di Stéfano

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi was among the members of the national team who paid tribute to the late Alfredo Di Stefano, after the Real Madrid idol passed away today at the age of 88.

  • 05/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    ‘This was our best game’

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said the match versus Belgium was the best game the Albiceleste has played so far during the tournament and highlighted the team’s defensive performance.

  • 05/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Higuaín: ‘I knew the goal would come’

    Forward Gonzalo Higuaín scored the decisive goal against Belgium, after 4 World Cup games with no goals. The Napoli attacker said he knew he would have an opportunity to score.

  • 05/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Di María to undergo scan on injured thigh

    Ángel Di María will undergo a scan on his injured thigh after the midfielder hobbled out of their quarter-final win over Belgium.

  • 03/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Nearly 170,000 Argentines flock to Brazil for World Cup

    The Argentine ambassador in Brazil Luis Maria Kreckler has revealed that just under 170,000 citizens have so far travelled to the country since June 12, the beginning of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the neighbouring country.

  • 05/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentina fans 'invade' Brasilia for WC quarter-finals clash

    And they did it again. Argentina fans have flocked the city of Brasilia to support Sabella’s squad at the Mané Garrincha stadium where the twice champions will take on Belgium in the World Cup quarter-finals.

  • 05/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Higuaín volley gives Argentina pass to semis

  • 02/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    BA City roars with Di María's late goal

    When Ángel Di María finally smashed the ball into the net, an agonising cry made Buenos Aires City tremble. A camera registered that moment of relief as thousands celebrated the albiceleste going ahead against Switzerland.

  • 02/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Agüero continues recovery in Belo Horizonte

    Injured Argentina star Sergio Agüero stepped up his rehabilitation with several exercises on the ball, as the Albiceleste resumed training in Belo Horizonte following Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Switzerland.

  • 03/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    At least two dead as motorway collapses in Belo Horizonte

  • 01/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentine fans invade Sao Paulo for last 16

    An estimated 40,000 Argentina fans descended on Sao Paulo as the national team sought victory over Switzerland in order to continue their journey in the 2014 World Cup.

  • 01/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Sabella: We deserved to win earlier

    Argentine national team coach Alejandro Sabella's has defended his side's performance after an agonising 1-0 win over Switzerland in the World Cup last 16, affirming that the Albiceleste should have prevailed in the 90 minutes before extra time.

  • 01/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    United States, Belgium complete last-16

    Argentina will soon learn the identity of their opposition in the quarter-final of the 2014 World Cup, as the United States and Belgium face off in the final last 16 tie. The winner will meet the Albiceleste on Saturday.

  • 29/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentina travel to Sao Paulo to face Switzerland

    Argentina trained behind closed doors before travelling to Sao Paulo this afternoon, where the national squad will face Switzerland for its round-of-16 clash on Tuesday.

  • 30/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Sabella: Maradona, Messi both crucial to Argentina at World Cup

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has affirmed both Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi occupy a special place in the nation's football history, as the trainer prepares for Tuesday's clash against Switzerland.

  • 01/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Di María takes Argentina to last-eight in gripping extra time finish

  • 26/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Complete fixture list for knockout stage

  • 27/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Higuaín: ‘I feel good despite not having scored’

    Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuaín said he feels calm and confident in spite of not having scored any goal for the Albiceleste during the group stage.

  • 28/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    'We cannot make any defensive mistakes'

    Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero said the Albiceleste can’t make any mistakes in its own field and warned about Swiss “powerful attack” days before the last-16 match against the European side.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Agüero to undergo medical tests on thigh

    Argentina forward Sergio Agüero will undergo medical tests on his left thigh after being replaced by coach Alejandro Sabella during the game won 3-2 against Nigeria in Porto Alegre, due to muscular pain.

  • 26/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Buenos Aires’ French community supports Les Bleus from afar

    By Dan Edwards
    Ever since the city was dubbed the ‘Paris of South America,’ Buenos Aires has had a special affinity with France. Founding father San Martín may have been born in Argentina, but he spent his final days living in Boulogne sur-Mer, in the heart of the European nation.

  • 26/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Agüero to miss Switzerland game

    Agüero's injury is a major blow to the South Americans' campaign to capture a third World Cup, this time on the soil of their great rivals Brazil.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentine fan shot in Porto Alegre after football argument

    An Argentine fan was wounded in the leg by a gunshot and had to seek medical treatment in Porto Alegre after arguing with a Brazilian national this morning in the city's Cidade Baixa neighbourhood.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Sabella pleased with Argentina display

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella affirmed that his charges played well in taking down Nigeria 3-2 in today's World Cup clash in Porto Alegre, while playing down the significance of the goals conceded during a pulsating Group F match.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    'We improved in spite of the two goals we received’

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi highlighted the Albiceleste’s victory over the Nigerian side, in spite of the two goals scored by the African champions.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Maradona: ‘I don’t want to be a problem, I won’t go to the game against Nigeria’

    Argentine football icon Diego Armando Maradona said he will not be attending Argentina’s final Group F match against Nigeria today, after being accused of “jinxing” the national squad in the previous game against Iran. “I don’t want to be a problem, I won’t go to the game against Nigeria,” he said.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentine fans swamp Pt Alegre for Nigeria match

    Porto Alegre was awash in a sea of sky-blue and white today as tens of thousands of Argentina fans flooded the southern Brazilian city for their team's concluding World Cup Group F match against Nigeria.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Improved Argentina fired by Messi to finish at Group F summit

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi scored twice and Marcos Rojo poked home in Porto Alegre to give the Albiceleste a 3-2 World Cup win over Nigeria, putting the nation top of Group F with a perfect nine points.

  • 24/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Fidel Castro praises Maradona, Messi

    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro congratulated retired Argentine footballer Diego Maradona for his television program analyzing the World Cup and also saluted current Argentine goal-scorer Lionel Messi for carrying on the glory for Argentina.

  • 24/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Sabella: 'I'm worried, we have to improve'

    Argentina need to raise their game and seize their chances to ensure victory over a fast and strong Nigeria side in their final World Cup Group F match, coach Alejandro Sabella said.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentina eye top spot against Nigeria

    Twice World Cup winners Argentina lead Group F with six points and have already qualified. To win the group they need at least a draw against the Africa champions, the only team yet to concede a goal.

  • 23/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    US Embassy stokes World Cup fever through Twitter

    By Soledad Ytuarte
    The United States' representatives in Buenos Aires made a surprising move which had its more than 16 thousand followers active the whole weekend, responding to and re-tweeting football comments and strangely informal remarks.

  • 23/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Brazil to roll out armoured welcome wagon for Argentina

    Authorities showed off the new welcome wagon they plan to roll out if necessary as Porto Alegre braced for an Argentinean invasion for their final World Cup Group F match against Nigeria.

  • 24/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    'My best birthday present would be World Cup'

  • 21/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Messi: ‘The important thing is that we won’

    Argentina forward Lionel Messi lamented the Albiceleste hasn’t been able to show all its potential in the World Cup so far, but highlighted the victory against Iran and said the most important thing is having qualified to the last-16 stage after the first two games.

  • 21/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Maradona saw the match and received an ovation

    Argentine football icon Diego Armando Maradona was able to enter today the Mineirao arena in Belo Horizonte to watch Argentina beat Iran, after having been denied access to see the Albiceleste opener against Bosnia in Río de Janeiro last Sunday.

  • 22/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Di María defends Argentina performance after Iran win

    Argentina midfielder Ángel Di María fought back against critics of the team following a 1-0 World Cup victory over Iran, affirming that the team was on the right track despite a less than convincing display.

  • 18/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Iran need miracle to beat Argentina, says coach

    Holding African champions Nigeria to a stalemate is one thing, but miracles will be required if Iran are to get anything from their World Cup Group F clash against Lionel Messi's Argentina, coach Carlos Queiroz said.

  • 20/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    It is 4-4-3 against Iran

    Messi was critical of Argentina's first-half defensive formation in their World Cup opener against Bosnia despite a 2-1 win but those post-match comments were welcomed, coach Alejandro Sabella has said.

  • 21/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Messi beauty saves disappointing Argentina in injury-time

  • 15/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Messi satisfied after 'nervous' Argentina debut

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi has declared himself satisfied with a 2-1 win in the nation's 2014 World Cup debut against Bosnia-Herzegovina, while admitting that the first game of a tournament is always a nervy occasion for players.

  • 16/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Nigeria, Iran booed after tedious 0-0 draw

    Argentina's Group F rivals Iran and Nigeria laboured to the first stalemate of a scintillating World Cup with a dismal 0-0 draw that left both sides still chasing their first victory at a finals since 1998.

  • 16/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentina fans arrested for alleged racist chanting

    Two Argentine fans were arrested for chanting racist insults at Brazilians inside the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro yesterday, local police said.

  • 14/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Sabella: ‘I didn’t choose the starting team yet’

  • 15/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Messi beauty gives Argentina win in World Cup opener

    A wonderful strike from Lionel Messi in the second half helped Argentina to a narrow 2-1 victory in the Maracaná, as Alejandro Sabella's men downed Bosnia-Herzegovina in a tight match to pick up the maximum three points in their World Cup curtain-raiser.

  • 15/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Maracaná receives Argentine makeover as fans pack stadium

    More than 20,000 Argentina fans packed Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracaná stadium for a chance to see Lionel Messi and Co. start their World Cup campaign, as the 'Albiceleste' took on Bosnia & Herzegovina in the Group F curtain-raiser.

  • 10/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentina complete first training session on Brazilian soil

    The Argentina national team carried out behind closed doors their first training session since arriving in Brazil, as preparations continue for Sunday's World Cup debut against Bosnia & Herzegovina.

  • 11/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentine fan attacked by Brazilians in flag tussle

    An Argentine soccer fan suffered a broken finger after three Brazilians tried to rip an Argentina flag from his hands in World Cup host city Belo Horizonte, media reported. The victim is 32-year-old Rubén Lucero.

  • 11/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Maradona wishes 'worst of luck' to Grondona ahead of World Cup

    Argentine football legend today wished coach Alejandro Sabella and the Albiceleste good luck ahead of the team's upcoming World Cup campaign, while once more criticising manager Carlos Bilardo and Argentine FA (AFA) president Julio Grondona.

  • 06/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    AFA jinxes Argentina?

    Cidade de Galo, Atlético Mineiro’s training camp and the Albiceleste’s bunker during the World Cup, revealed today a peculiar welcoming sign for Argentina’s national team, set by the Argentine Football Federation.

  • 07/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentine alternative squad beat Slovenia 2-0

    In the last Albiceleste warm up match before the World Cup debut, Alejandro Sabella’s alternative squad beat Slovenia 2-0 at Estadio Único in La Plata.

  • 09/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Schoolkids to watch Argentina in classrooms

    Primary and secondary schoolchildren will be able to watch Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina national team from their classrooms during the World Cup, according to Education minister Alberto Sileoni.

  • 16/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Not agreeing to discuss S. Court candidates is institutional irresponsibility’

    Supreme Court Justice Raúl Zaffaroni said that “not agreeing to dicuss candidates” for his replacement once his resignation becomes effective on December 31 “is institutional irresponsibility” referring to opposition lawmakers who have said that they will not give consensus in Congress to any candidate proposed by the Executive.

  • 16/11/2014 | Argentina

    Debt restructuring included in G20 communique

    The official communiqué of the G20 summit released at the end of the bloc’s meeting in Brisbane, Australia, included a paragraph on sovereign debt restructuring process, as requested by Argentina. Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman celebrated it and described it as ‘historic’.

  • 16/11/2014 | Argentina

    Timerman to go to NY to discuss debt restructuring legal framework

    After attending the G20 summit in Brisbane, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman will travel to New York tomorrow to resume talks on the development of a legal framework to regulate restructuring of foreign sovereign debt, a project that was suggested by Argentina with the support of the G77+China and approved by the UN General Assembly in September.

  • 17/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich praises G20 debt restructurings clause

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich joined Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman in celebrating the inclusion of an “anti-vulture” clause in the final G20 summit document. He described it as “a sign of progress” ahead of the convention called by the UN.

  • 17/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t creates agency to tighten control on foreign trade, currency flow

    The federal government has strengthened its control over the expenditure and income of currency in foreign trade through the creation of the Tracking and Tracing of Foreign Trade Transactions Unit.

  • 17/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t ratifies won't re-open wage talks

    Ahead of a meeting with transportation unions, the cabinet chief rejected once again the reopening of national salary negotiations or any reform in income tax floor, demanded by workers across the country.

  • 17/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar jumps 10 cents to 13.48 pesos

    The informal rate of the US currency rose 10 cents to 13.48 pesos in undergound foreign exchange houses, having spent much of the day lower before recovering ground late in trading. Meanwhile, the official rate traded steady at 8.525 pesos.

  • 17/11/2014 | Argentina

    Sbatella defends creation of control unit

    The head of the Financial Information Unit praised the creation of the Tracking and Tracing of Foreign Trade Transactions Unit to fight tax evasion and capital flight by multinational companies and denied that those illegal manoeuvers are not related to the gap between the informal and the official dollar rate.

  • 17/11/2014 | Argentina

    Controversial Cromañon manager Chabán dies

    Omar Chabán, the former manager of Cromañón nightclub which caught fire in 2004 with 194 casualties and over 1,400 injured died today after losing his fight against Hodgkin's lymphoma.

  • 17/11/2014 | Argentina

    INDEC reveals unemployment at 7.5%

    The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has released its figures for the unemployment level in the third quarter of 2014, showing that 7.5 percent of the population were looking for work.

  • 18/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't says unemployment growth only a 'slight variation'

    After the INDEC statistics bureau announced a 7.5% increase in the country’s unemployment, Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich denied that it was a “sharp raise,” as reported by media, and defended the government’s “active policies” to protect jobs.

  • 18/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Meeting with transport unions was positive’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the government’s meeting with representatives of various trade unions in the transport sector was “positive,” despite unionists considering possible strikes after no deal was reached.

  • 18/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich praises participation in G20 summit

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich celebrated once again the inclusion of the inclusion of sovereign debt restructuring processes in a clause in the final G20 summit document. “Our country has helped to change history,” he said, in tune with a series of tweets by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 18/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar up at 13.55 pesos; blue-chip swap, stock exchange rates sink

    The informal rate of the US dollar rose seven cents in today's trading to close at 13.55 pesos, having fallen earlier on. Meanwhile, the blue-chip swap rate fell 16 cents to 11.93 pesos, breaking the 12-peso mark. The stock exchange rate dropped 26 cents to 12.01 pesos, its lowest value since August 8.

  • 18/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Employment is the government’s obsession’

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said that “employment is the government’s main obsession,” after the INDEC statistics bureau reported that unemployment rate climbed to 7.5% in the third quarter of the year.

  • 18/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Many forecasted reserves losses, higher exchange rates but it is not real'

    Head of the Central Bank Alejandro Vanoli said that “many forecasted a year-end with reserves losses and higher legal or illegal exchange rates but all that is now only an expression of wishes, it is not real.”

  • 18/11/2014 | Argentina

    Cristina holds official meetings in Olivos in spite of rest orders

    Despite the 10 days of convalescence ordered by her doctors, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner continued with an official schedule in Olivos and met with key members of her cabinet this afternoon.

  • 18/11/2014 | Argentina

    UCR fails to reach an agreement on alliances

    Radical (UCR) party members vowed to support a presidential candidate of their own in next year’s general elections after a key conclave in San Fernando, Buenos Aires province.

  • 19/11/2014 | Argentina

    Earlier implementation of Civil Code responds to 'popular demand'

    Head of ministers Jorge Capitanich said that many Argentineans do not feel the need to wait until January 2016 for the Code - which rules for everyday life in the country -, to come into effect.

  • 19/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't defends additional estimates in 2015 budget

    The government defended today its decision to alter the estimates for the 2015 budget with a decree, adding 39.9 billions pesos. Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the measure was based on estimations of higher incomes from tax collection.

  • 19/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar steady at 13.55 pesos; blue-chip plunges 23 cents

    The so-called “blue” dollar traded steady and closed at 13.55 pesos today, after earlier falls. Meanwhile, the blue-chip swap rate plunged 23 cents to 11.75 pesos, after yesterday's sharp decline.

  • 20/11/2014 | Argentina

    CFK expected back to work next week

  • 20/11/2014 | Argentina

    Public workers strike for year-end bonus

  • 21/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar falls to 13.38 pesos amid gov't controls

    The so-called "blue" dollar closed the week at 13.38 pesos, 12 cents lower than yesterday's closing price, according to a poll released by Parallel exchange offices closed yesterday amid inspections.

  • 23/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t says Bonadío uses Hotesur raids to 'extort and play politics'

    Justice Secretary Julián Álvarez has joined the group of government officials who have questioned recent judicial raids at the Hotesur company partly owned by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Álvarez accused federal judge Claudio Bonadío –who ordered the raids- of “extortion” and a “clear institutional coup-mongering.”

  • 24/11/2014 | Argentina

    Missing climber found dead in Chile

  • 25/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar falls to 13.35 pesos, blue-chip lower at 11.97 pesos

    The US dollar closed up half a cent to 8.535 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices. Meanwhile, the so called "blue" dollar fell to 13.35 pesos, and the blue-chip swap rate was one cent down at 11.97 pesos.

  • 25/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘No vulture or troublemaker will extort this President’

    After a month of absence from government activity due to a medical condition, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner resumed public duties with a warning that her administration's economic and spending policies would not change despite opposition pressure.

  • 25/11/2014 | Argentina

    CFK questions Bonadío shareholdings

    After a speech at the Argentine Construction Chamber following 26 days of public absence, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner used her Twitter account to suggest that Federal judge Claudio Bonadío is a shareholder of a private company which has failed to present its accounts on time.

  • 27/11/2014 | Argentina

    Massive blackout affects BA City

  • 28/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar set to end the week down

    The so called blue dollar ended the week ten cents lower at 13.10 pesos, according to a poll released by á The official rate, meanwhile, closed half a cent up at 8.54 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 28/11/2014 | Argentina

    YPF, Petrobras shares drag Merval down

    The Merval stock index plunged today 3.1 percent, dragged by oil shares worldwide following OPEC's decision not to cut output reinforced prospects of an oil supply glut around the world. Argentine YPF and Brazilian Petrobras fell 4.2% and 7.4%.

  • 30/11/2014 | Argentina

    Rainfalls to continue in BA today

  • 30/11/2014 | Argentina

    Dissident CTA vows mobilizations this month

    The dissident CTA umbrella union has vowed to mobilize between December 10 and 20 if it doesn’t receive a favourable response to its requests for an end-of -year bonus, an increase in the income tax floor and a jump in pensions.

  • 01/12/2014 | Argentina

    US Senate to approve Mamet as new Argentina ambassador

    The United States Congress is set to confirm Noah Mamet as the nation's new ambassador to Argentina, filling the post that has been empty for over a year since Vilma Martínez vacated the job on July 4 2013.

  • 02/12/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t calls for a deep investigation on HSBC Swiss accounts

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich stressed the importance of moving forward in the inquiry on HSBC for allegedly helping citizens and companies stash their money in secret Swiss banks accounts and called for a “frontal fight against tax evasion.”

  • 02/12/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Blue’ dollar falls 10 cents to 13 pesos

    The informal rate of the US currency traded ten cents lower at 13.00 pesos today, following an earlier 15-cent plunge. Meanwhile, the US dollar advanced one cent to close at 8.555 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 02/12/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t moves forward with HSBC Congressional Commision

    Victory Front’s Senator Aníbal Fernández said he is meeting later today with the head of the Lower House Budget Committee Roberto Feletti to finalize details for the creation of the Congressional Commision to look into HSBC’s alleged illegal plan to help 4,040 clients evade taxes.

  • 03/12/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar up at 13.05 pesos; formal rate steady

    The informal rate of the US currency climbed five cents to 13.05 pesos today, after ending at its lowest value in three weeks yesterday. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded steady to close at 8.555 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 03/12/2014 | Argentina

    No impeachment for judge Bonadío

  • 04/12/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar falls below 13-peso mark on control fears

    The so called "blue" dollar fell 13 cents today to close at 12.92 pesos, as fear of renewed government controls spread in underground exchange houses in Buenos Aires City.

  • 04/12/2014 | Argentina

    CFK in Ecuador for UNASUR summit

  • 04/12/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t announces early Boden 2015 payment

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof announced that between December 10 and 12, the government will offer early payment of Boden 2015 bonds, which matures next October. The official said the decision seeks to tackle “speculative, propaganda maneouvres” by vulture funds against Argentina.

  • 05/12/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar plunges 14 cents to 12.78 pesos

    The so called “blue dollar” plunged 14 cents to close at 12.78 pesos on the last day of the financial week, following yesterday's mark when greenbacks in the informal market broke the 13-peso barrier losing 13 cents as a result of ongoing official controls and raids.

  • 07/12/2014 | Argentina

    Storms, hailstones alert lifted, rain to continue

    Following yesterday’s yellow alert for Buenos Aires City and Rosario, as temperatures reached 35 degrees Celsius, the national weather service (SMN) earlier warned about severe storms and wind gusts before lifting the caution later on.

  • 07/12/2014 | Argentina

    Pope Francis calls for CFK ‘to end mandate in peace’

    Argentines across the political spectrum should work to maintain stability ahead of October's presidential election, Pope Francis said in an interview published by La Nación newspaper.

  • 08/12/2014 | Argentina

    UIA's Méndez says Economy Minister post 'still too big for Kicillof'

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union, Héctor Méndez referred today to Economy Minister Axel Kicillof in statements to a radio station.

  • 10/12/2014 | Argentina

    Havoc in BA after heavy storms

  • 10/12/2014 | Argentina

    Public bank workers go on 48-hour strike

    The Asociación Bancaria union confirmed a 48-hour strike for public banks across the country tomorrow and on Friday, demanding the payment of a 7,500-pesos wage bonus that has already been paid to workers of private banks.

  • 11/12/2014 | Argentina

    Singer: ‘Difficult to predict what Argentina will do after Jan. 1’

    Paul Singer, head of one of the hedge funds in dispute with Argentina, made statements regarding the judicial dispute with the country at the DealBook’s annual conference celebrated in New York.

  • 12/12/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar climbs 15 cents to 12.85 pesos

    The so called “blue” dollar climbed 15 cents to close at 12.85 pesos, following Thursday’s 8-cent drop. The gap between the official and the parallel rates of the American currency stayed below 50 percent, affecting the purchase of greenbacks for saving.

  • 12/12/2014 | Argentina

    Only 2% of bondholders accepted Boden 2015

    In a press conference from the Economy Ministry, Axel Kicillof unveiled that the federal government obtained 185 million dollars as part of the Boden 2015 debt swap process announced last week. The figure represents only two percent of the total amount.

  • 12/12/2014 | Argentina

    Most 2015 bondholders reject cash-out

  • 13/12/2014 | Argentina

    Weather alert for BA and surroundings

    The National Meteorological Service (SMN) warned over heavy storms to take place this afternoon, including occasional gusts and possible hailstones in Buenos Aires City and its surroundings, Santa Fe, Córdoba and Entre Ríos.

  • 15/12/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar climbs to 13.17 pesos

  • 16/12/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina under annual IMF's assessment

  • 16/12/2014 | Argentina

    MERCOSUR summit begins in Entre Ríos

    The Chancellors and several ministers of the countries of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) have gathered in Paraná, Entre Ríos province today, before the head of states arrive tomorrow for the official kick off of the bloc’s 47th summit.

  • 17/12/2014 | Argentina

    CFK presides MERCOSUR summit

    The president arrived yesterday in Paraná, Entre Ríos province, to welcome the heads of states of MERCOSUR who meet today for the bloc’s 47th summit to plough through a loaded agenda, including the creation of a “Mercosur citizenship” and the entry of Bolivia –currently an associate state- as a full member.

  • 17/12/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Failing is not an option’

  • 17/12/2014 | Argentina

    Missing stockbroker found dead with shot in the head

    Mario Bendit, a broker and financial assessor who went missing since Tuesday was found death this afternoon with a shot in his head. The body appeared in Costanera south neighbourhood, Buenos Aires City.

  • 10/10/2014 | Argentina

    Ebola: Gov't declares 'epidemiological alert'

    The government today declared the "epidemiological alert" due to the ebola spread, which means authorities will strengthen control measures in air and land frontiers, as well as increase human and hospital resources to be preapred for the global threat.

  • 10/10/2014 | Argentina

    Dollar: Blue-chip swap rate falls, 'blue' rises to 14.95 pesos

    Parallel dollar rates closed the week with the blue-chip swap rate 17 cents lower at 13.29 pesos, and the stocks exchange rate down 10 cents to 13.18 pesos.

  • 10/10/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof reaffirms gov't will to reach deal with vulture funds

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today assured Argentina will keep on looking for a solution to the vulture fund dispute and will encourage dialogue to reach a deal.

  • 10/10/2014 | World

    Lawyers in Argentine debt dispute to meet with mediator next week

    A court-appointed mediator said today he would hold a meeting next week between lawyers for Argentina and creditors suing the country in a longstanding dispute over defaulted debt.

  • 11/10/2014 | Argentina

    Tomada admits rise in unemployment rate

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada acknowledged the unemployment rate rose slightly this year, in comparison with the same period of 2013.

  • 11/10/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof says international financial sector ‘under reform’ after vulture funds dispute

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof assured today that “the international financial system is under reform as result of the Argentine position,” with the so called vulture funds.

  • 12/10/2014 | Argentina

    Argentinean wins BA City marathon for the first time in 10 years

    Argentinean Mariano Mastromarino finished first, beating this year's favourites Kenyan Lucy Karimi and Julius Karinga in a race where over 10,000 runners -including professional athletes from around the world but also amateurs and even some enthusiastic tourists- ran through the capital’s most famous landmarks.

  • 12/10/2014 | Argentina

    Supreme Court Justice Petracchi dies at 78

    Supreme Court Justice Enrique Santiago Petracchi has died at the age of 78. He was a member of the Court since 1983, when he was appointed by former president Raúl Alfonsín.

  • 12/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Argentina is not precluded from international credit, it has decided not to take it’

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof has assured that the government is not seeking international financing despite current economic problems. “Argentina is not precluded from international credit, but it has decided not to take it,’ he stated.

  • 12/10/2014 | Argentina

    Lorenzetti: ‘It has been a very sad year’

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti wrote a letter to honour deceased Justice Enrique Petracchi. He praised Petracchi's work in the Court and referred to the loss of Justice Carmen Argibay earlier this year.

  • 12/10/2014 | Argentina

    Changes in Supreme Court expected for 2015

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will next year have to name a new member of the Supreme Court, which due to the passing of Enrique Petracchi and Raúl Zaffaroni's impending retirement will be reduced to just four justices.

  • 13/10/2014 | Argentina

    Legendary Peronist leader Antonio Cafiero dies at 92

    Antonio Cafiero, an Argentine legendary politician, passed away today at the age of 92. He had been hospitalized this week due to pneumonia.

  • 13/10/2014 | Argentina

    SC justice Fayt regrets Petracchi's death, rejects resignation rumours

    Supreme Court Justice Carlos Fayt today came on stage to regret Enrique Petracchi's death yesterday, and reaffirmed he would continue in his post ruling out resignation rumours.

  • 13/10/2014 | Argentina

    SC justice Zaffaroni confirms he will retire in December

    After the passing of Supreme Court justice Enrique Petracchi yesterday, justice Raúl Zaffaroni confirmed he will retire in December, one month before turning 75 years old, forcing president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to name his replacement.

  • 14/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't denies plans for new S. Court justice

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich denied government plans to endorse candidates for the Supreme Court after the passing of justice Enrique Petracchi and as justice Raúl Zaffaroni confirmed his retirement for December.

  • 14/10/2014 | Argentina

    Kunkel hits out at Supreme Court's Fayt

    Victory Front national lawmaker Carlos Kunkel slammed today 96 year-old Supreme Court Magistrate, Carlos Fayt, arguing the judge intends to put himself “over the constitution.”

  • 15/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't stands up for 'judicial independence,' Capitanich warns

    Amid growing debate over the composition of the Supreme Court following the passing of Enrique Petracchi and Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni’s retirement next December, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that there is no controversy.

  • 15/10/2014 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández says opposition candidates' threats to abrogate laws are 'stupid'

    Ruling Victory Front’s senator Aníbal Fernández considered a “stupidity” the opposition candidates’ pledge to abrogate laws passed during the Kirchnerite administration if they win the 2015 elections.

  • 15/10/2014 | Argentina

    Police recaptures one of Luján police station fugitives

    One of the six fugitives who broke out from a police station in Luján on Monday was recaptured today in nearby district of General Rodríguez, while the police continued to swoop the area for the remaining escapees.

  • 15/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘PRO party has proposals, not abrogations’

    PRO lawmaker Federico Pinedo said that his party has “proposals, not abrogations” when asked about recent remarks made by opposition lawmakers who pledged to abrogate laws passed during the Kirchnerite administration if they won the 2015 elections.

  • 15/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Blue’ dollar falls to 14.73 pesos; official rate climbs to 8.49 pesos

    The informal rate fell four cents to 14.73 pesos today, amid rumours of new government controls in the illegal market. Meanwhile, the US dollar climbed half a cent to 8.49 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 15/10/2014 | Argentina

    Explosives used in ATM robbery

    A group of at least four men used home-made explosives to rob an ATM cash dispenser in a bank in Mataderos neighbourhood in Buenos Aires City. A 25-year old suspect was arrested six blocks away from the bank.

  • 15/10/2014 | Argentina

    NY Post: Singer fires Albright as Argentina negotiator

    Paul Singer, the billionaire director of hedge fund NML Capital currently involved in a legal dispute with Argentina in New York, has reportedly ended his association with a consultancy linked to former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright that aimed to reach an agreement in the sovereign debt conflict.

  • 15/10/2014 | Argentina

    CFK announces rise in 'Argentina Works' benefit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has unveiled a 30 percent increase in income for recipients of the Argentina Works welfare program starting from November 1, in a political rally celebrated in Tecnópolis conference centre, Buenos Aires Province.

  • 15/10/2014 | Argentina

    Navy confirms Argentine sailboat remains found

    The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that an empty raft found in seas off the Brazilian coast belongs to the Tunante II sailing vessel, which has been missing for 49 days along with a crew of four Argentine nationals.

  • 16/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t denies triggering of debt acceleration clause

    Amid rumours that bondholders might request a debt acceleration for immediate repayment before 2015, Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said the government had not received any formal notice for the triggering of acceleration clauses and urged bondholders to take legal actions against US judge Thomas Griesa.

  • 16/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends official inflation data against ‘false’ opposition price index

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the 1.4 percent increase in month-on-month price index figure for September announced yesterday by the national statistics bureau INDEC and slammed the the so-called “Congress Price Index” released by opposition lawmakers as “false” and “ridiculous”.

  • 16/10/2014 | Argentina

    Federal Gov’t admits provinces requested authorization for taking credit

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that some provincial governments have requested federal authorization to take credits in order to face the expenditures of the last trimestre but he said that it is in no way an “extraordinary” measure.

  • 16/10/2014 | Argentina

    Blue-chip swap rate jumps to 13.79 pesos; informal rate sinks to 14.65 pesos

    The blue-chip swap rate climbed 54 cents to 13.79 pesos today while the "blue" dollar fell eight cents to 14.65 pesos in a quiet market, amid growing fear of tighter government controls. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded steady at 8.49 pesos.

  • 16/10/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina launches first satellite

    After a 45 minutes delay due to unfavourable weather conditions the ARSAT-1 geostationary satellite successfully launched this afternoon from a base in French Guiana, making it the first such craft fabricated entirely in Argentina.

  • 17/10/2014 | Argentina

    Blue-chip swap dollar lower at 13.70 pesos, informal rate up at 14.70

    The blue-chip swap fell nine cents to close at 13.70 pesos, keeping track with the stock exchange dollar, which jumped 28 cents to 13.55 pesos. Meanwhile, greenbacks in the informal market went up five cents to trade at 14.70 pesos, with traders fearing new controls.

  • 17/10/2014 | Argentina

    Luciano Arruga found dead after 5 years missing

    The body of 16-year-old Luciano Arruga has been found dead after five years missing, head of CELS human rights organization Horacio Verbitsky announced in a press conference this afternoon.

  • 19/10/2014 | Argentina

    Vanoli denies devaluation plans, aims at ‘concentrated powers’

    Newly-appointed Central Bank governor Alejandro Vanoli denounced a “devaluation attempt” by concentrated powers and rejected any official plans to downward the value of the country’s currency. He pledged to discourage speculation and to “put and end to abuses from financial institutions.”

  • 19/10/2014 | Argentina

    Police continue search for missing businessman

    Search efforts continued for missing businessman Damián Stefanini in San Fernando, in Buenos Aires province. The 45-year-old man went missing on Friday morning, while his car was found empty and undamaged in the locality of Florida.

  • 19/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘I don’t think Francis wants to meddle with presidential succession’

    Argentina's ambassador to the Vatican Eduardo Valdés said that even though Pope Francis “has a better relationship with certain (presidential) candidates,” he does not think the pontiff “wants to meddle with” Argentina’s presidential succession.

  • 19/10/2014 | Argentina

    Mother's Day sales drop by 3.5%

    As Argentineans celebrate Mother’s Day today, the country’s Mid-Sized Business Association (CAME) said that retail sales have dropped a 3.5 percent this year.

  • 20/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich aims at AGN: ‘We need to diminish the value of its reports’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich blasted the National Audit Office (AGN) in response for a report that denounced the under-utilisation of the national budget for road work this year. He said the AGN is politically-oriented and aligned with opposition parties. “We need to diminish the value of this reports,” the official stated.

  • 20/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Int’l crisis has affected the performance of the economy’

    The cabinet chief said that the international economic crisis “has resulted in an economic slowdown” and praised the government’s efforts to maintain employment levels in an adverse context.

  • 20/10/2014 | Argentina

    Police swoop Vicente López in search for missing businessman

    Buenos Aires police officers were swooping railways in Vicente López today, looking for leads on the disappearance of businessman Damián Stefanini, who went missing last Friday.

  • 20/10/2014 | Argentina

    La Boca motorcycle thief arrested for 'resisting the authorities'

    Gastón Aguirre, who found fame online and on local TV last month after he attempted to rob at gunpoint a Canadian tourist in La Boca while being filmed, has finally been arrested but not for anything related to robbery, he was accused of “resisting the authorities.”

  • 20/10/2014 | Argentina

    Blue-chip swap dollar soars 37 cents to 14.07 pesos; official rate climbs to 8.50 pesos

    The US dollar closed one cent up at 8.50 pesos today in Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices. The blue-chip swap rate climbed 37 cents to 14.07 pesos.

  • 20/10/2014 | Argentina

    Bank workers launch 24-hour strike for Wednesday

    Private and public banks will be paralysed on Wednesday due to a nation-wide strike called by the union which represents employees in the sector with renewed demands to update the income tax floor.

  • 20/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't rejects claims that Procedural Code reform seeks to void corruption probes

    Justice Secretary Julián Álvarez defended the government’s plan to reform the Criminal Procedural Code and he rejected as “terrible and farcical” claims of it being part of a strategy to void corruptions probes.

  • 21/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Criminal Procedural Code will be an efficient tool to fight crime’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich has defended the government’s plan to reform the Criminal Procedural Code, saying it will create a new, “faster and more efficient tool to fight crime.”

  • 21/10/2014 | Argentina

    CFK suspends trip to Chaco province

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will not be travelling to Chaco province on Thursday as it was scheduled. Ms. Kirchner had cancelled her agenda for 48 hours last Friday upon doctor’s orders after having been diagnosed with a case of pharyngitis.

  • 21/10/2014 | Argentina

    Blue-chip swap rate sinks 25 cents; US dollar, informal rate advance

    After the Central Bank launched its largest operation in months against foreign exchange offices and stockbrokers, the blue-chip swap rate plunged 25 cents to close at 13.82 pesos, following yesterday’s 40-cent hike.

  • 21/10/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to travel to Chaco despite earlier cancellation

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will finally travel to Chaco province on Thursday evening, Cabinet sources confirmed to á Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich had anounced earlier today that the visit had been suspended.

  • 21/10/2014 | Argentina

    BCRA launches large operation against foreign exchange offices, stockbrokers

    The Central Bank (BCRA) has launched a large control operation against foreign exchange offices, stockbrokers and credit unions in Buenos Aires and La Plata cities.

  • 22/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges opposition to 'act coherently' in Criminal Procedural Code debate

    Following president Cristina Kirchner's announcement that a bill to reform the Criminal Procedural Code will be sent to Congress, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the project saying it ‘has achieved a high level of consensus among jurists and scholars.”

  • 22/10/2014 | Argentina

    Banks paralysed due to 24-hour strike

    Bank clerks went on strike demanding an increase in the income tax floor and threatened with a 48-hour strike next month if their demands continue to go unanswered. Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s refusal of a tax floor raise.

  • 22/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich denounces market attacks on gov't during Senate briefing

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich hit out against market forces whom he accused of trying to attack the administration of president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, as he appeared before the Senate for the latest briefing.

  • 22/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' falls to 14.69 pesos, blue-chip swap plunges amid BCRA pressure

    The so called “blue” dollar fell back by one cent to 14.69 pesos, amid growing fear after the Central Bank carried out one of its most important raids against trading houses and credit unions.

  • 22/10/2014 | Argentina

    US court denies Argentina appeal over bond payment to BONY

    A US appeals court has dismissed an appeal by Argentina of an order directing Bank of New York Mellon Corp to hold onto $539 million the country deposited for its restructured bondholders.

  • 22/10/2014 | Argentina

    Lawmakers pass lower mandatory school-age bill

    The Lower House of Congress approved today a project of law that establishes the mandatory school age at four years old, and its integration into the national education system, sending the bill to the Senate.

  • 23/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich fires back at IDEA business forum, defends sustainability of Kirchnerite model

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich rejected statements made yesterday by economists gathered at the Institue for Argentina’s Entrepreneurial Development (IDEA) 50th annual conference in Mar del Plata that the current economic model is “finished”.

  • 23/10/2014 | Argentina

    AFIP tax bureau to control temporary rentals

    Starting March 2015, temporary appartment rentals in Argentina will have to be registered at the AFIP tax bureau, according to a decision published in the official bulletin.

  • 23/10/2014 | Argentina

    Blue-chip swap rate continues to sink, falls to 13.07 pesos; ‘blue’ dollar up at 14.70 pesos

    The blue-chip swap rate continued its downward path today, sinking 40 cents to 13.07 pesos. The stock market currency also fell while the so called “blue” dollar reversed earlier losses and climbed one cent to 14.70 pesos.

  • 23/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t denies real estate crisis

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that “there has been practically no change” in the number of real estate agencies in the past year, in response to remarks by the vicepresident of the Argentine Real Estate Chamber, Armando Pepe, who had said that 884 real estate firms had closed in Buenos Aires City.

  • 23/10/2014 | Argentina

    Álvarez on Code reform: 'No one will be deported for stealing cable'

    Justice Secretary Julián Álvarez explained that according to the proposed new Criminal Procedural Code foreigners who are found guilty of an ‘insignificant crime’ will not be expelled.

  • 23/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘There is no reason to put up with foreigners who commit crimes’

    Ruling Victory Front’s Senator Aníbal Fernández rejected claims that the new Criminal Procedural Code reform is “xenophobic” and defended the initiative that seeks to deport foreigners who are found guilty of a crime once they have served their sentence.

  • 23/10/2014 | Argentina

    Argentine debt case: US judge Griesa schedules new hearing on December 2

    A US judge has scheduled a December 2 hearing to weigh arguments over whether Citigroup Inc should be allowed to process an expected interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default.

  • 23/10/2014 | Argentina

    INDEC reveals fall of 1.2% in August economic activity

    The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has revealed a drop in economic activity of 1.2 percent during August, compared to the same month last year.

  • 23/10/2014 | Argentina

    Arsat-1 satellite concludes orbit manoeuvres

    The Arsat-1 geostationary satellite finished the third and last manoeuvre in order to remain in orbit permanently, 36,000 km away from earth.

  • 24/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar falls five cents to 14.65 pesos on inspection fears

    Amid concerns about new inspections, the so called “blue” dollar was down five cents and closed at 14.65 pesos. Reversing early trends, the blue-chip swap rate was up 12 cents at 13.19 pesos while the stock exchange rate climbed 25 cents to 13.60 pesos.

  • 24/10/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof calls IDEA forum ‘a 90’s nostalgic meeting’

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof reacted today against the criticism displayed by local businessmen, during the IDEA panel celebrated in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires province.

  • 24/10/2014 | Argentina

    Another hedge fund sues Argentina for u$s835 mln

    EM Limited, a hedge fund owned by billionaire Kenneth Dart, has presented a lawsuit against Argentina before New York district judge Thomas Griesa, for u$s835 million in defaulted bonds.

  • 24/10/2014 | Argentina

    US judge Griesa delays court hearing over Citi

    A US judge has delayed by a week a December hearing to consider whether Citigroup Inc should be allowed to process an interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default.

  • 25/10/2014 | Argentina

    Macri assures he will confront a Kirchnerite candidate in second round of 2015

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri assured today he will confront a Kirchnerite candidate in a hypothetical second round scenario during the upcoming presidential elections of 2015.

  • 25/10/2014 | Argentina

    Berni says criminals come to Argentina due to ‘judicial laxity’

    National Security Secretary Sergio Berni has said foreigners enter Argentina to commit crimes due to the “judicial laxity” present in the country, while praising the government-sponsored Criminal Code reform and questioning opposition representatives for “not making any concrete proposal to fight crime”.

  • 26/10/2014 | Argentina

    Giorgi meets with Mexican businessmen, talks investments

    Industry Minister Débora Giorgi met with Mexican businessmen who expressed their intention to invest in Argentina’s hydrocarbon sector.

  • 26/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Devaluation is not the solution’

    The head of Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) Héctor Méndez said that he is in no way asking for a devaluation of the peso as a solution for the country’s industry and aimed at Economy Minister Axel Kicillof for lower sales levels.

  • 26/10/2014 | Argentina

    Heatwave to continue until Tuesday across Greater Buenos Aires

    Today highs of 31° Celsius were registered, while tomorrow temperatures in Greater Buenos Aires could reach a sweltering 32°C over the course of the day. The heatwave is expected to last until the early hours of Tuesday, when rains should provide some relief.

  • 26/10/2014 | Argentina

    Cristina salutes Dilma victory via Twitter

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today paid tribute to her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff, as the Workers Party candidate saw off the challenge of Aecio Neves to secure a second term at the head of Argentina's neighbouring nation.

  • 27/10/2014 | Argentina

    Scorching City breaks October heat record; storm alert issued

    Temperatures in the City of Buenos Aires today reached 35.2° Celsius, breaking an historical record for the month of October as a heat wave descended on most of Argentina in the last few days. Heavy storms are expected to follow in the capital, however, according to the local weather service.

  • 27/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich warns against ‘ancient ideas that have conditioned development, growth’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich slammed business leaders for seeking a “return to neoliberal Argentina” that would entail the “conditioning of the country’s autonomy and development.” He spoke against those who “root for the return of serial indebtedness.”

  • 27/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t denies drop in consumption

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected claims by economists of a 1.2% drop in consumption for the final months of the year –the first fall in the Kirchnerite era-. He stressed that there is even a slight improvement compared to the first trimestre of 2014.

  • 27/10/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof appoints right-hand man as CNV vicepresident

    The government has appointed economist David René Jacoby as vicepresident of securities regulator CNV. He will be the second-in-command of CNV president Cristian Girard.

  • 27/10/2014 | Argentina

    Blue-chip swap rate falls to 13.17 pesos; ‘Blue’ dollar up to 14.68

    The blue-chip swap rate fell back two cents to 13.17 pesos, after gaining 12 cents on Friday. The informal rate of the US currency traded three cents higher at 14.68 pesos after falling five cents last Friday, amid concern for government controls.

  • 27/10/2014 | Argentina

    CFK marks anniversary of Néstor Kirchner’s death on Facebook

    President Cristina Fernández posted a photo on Facebook to commemorate the death of her husband, former president Néstor Kirchner, four years ago.

  • 27/10/2014 | Argentina

    Hostage taker gives himself up in Neuquén

    A 23-year-old police officer identified as Riquelme has finally given himself up after having taken taken 11 people hostage in a municipal building in Neuquén.

  • 27/10/2014 | Argentina

    CFK, Dilma to hold bilateral summit in November

    The re-elected President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has called President Cristina Fernández to thank her Argentine counterpart for her message of congratulations as well as organising a bilateral meeting in Australia during the G20 summit.

  • 28/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends restriction on dollars purchase

    After three years since the first implementation of the restriction for dollar purchases, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the policy and aimed at “financial speculators” who seek to “break the political will of governments who defend the people’s interests.”

  • 28/10/2014 | Argentina

    US judge Griesa rejects creditors' bid for Argentine funds held by BNY Mellon

    A US judge refused today to require Bank of New York Mellon Corp to turn over to holders of defaulted Argentine bonds any of the $539 million the country deposited to pay creditors who participated in its past restructurings.

  • 28/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't says works progress to guarantee power supply

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich commented on the meeting the government held with Edesur and Edenor power companies and said that investments are being made to prevent power outages in the summer.

  • 28/10/2014 | Argentina

    Blue chip-swap, stock exchange rates sink; 'blue' dollar drops to 14.62

    The blue-chip swap rate plunged 24 cents to 12.93 pesos, while the stock exchange rate fell 38 cents to 13.38 pesos. The so called "blue" dollar also lost ground, dropping six cents to 14.62 pesos following yesterday's three-cent climb.

  • 28/10/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina urges Britain to shut down Malvinas garrison

    Argentina has urged Britain to follow its withdrawal from Afghanistan Helmand military base and to leave Malvinas islands. Secretary for the Malvinas Daniel Filmus called the British government to shut down “its biggest military base in the South Atlantic.”

  • 29/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Gov’t must act to defend interest of citizens’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended once again the reform of the Criminal Procedural Code and rejected criticism of it being xenophobic. “We welcome immigrants who come to help build the country but not those who seek to commit crimes,” he said.

  • 29/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t condemns ruling on La Nación tax injunction as ‘affront to all Argentineans’

    Following the Supreme Court’s decision to extend tax benefits granted to La Nación newspaper and other smaller media groups by an injunction in 2003, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that it “shows the Court’s partiality” and that it violates the principle of equality before the law.

  • 29/10/2014 | Argentina

    Storms cause chaos in BA

    The storms that hit the BA City and Province have caused havoc in several districts. View photo gallery.

  • 29/10/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof, De Vido make announcements

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, Planning Minister Julio De Vido and the Communications Secretary Norberto Berner, are scheduled to address reporters at 11 am, the Economy Ministry informed this morning.

  • 29/10/2014 | Argentina

    Informal rate falls to 14.53 pesos, blue-chip dollar jumps 11 cents

    The so called “blue” dollar plunged nine cents to close at 14.53 pesos, its lowest value since September 15, while the blue-chip exchange rate jumped back above the 13 peso level to trade at 13.04 pesos.

  • 29/10/2014 | Argentina

    Vanoli ‘not worried about reserves level’

    The chairman of the Central Bank Alejandro Vanoli said he is “not worried about the reserves level” and even anticipated that they will increase before 2015.

  • 29/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘To focus on the nationality of criminals is a mistake’

    The head of the National Migration office Martín Arias Duval and the deputy secretary of the Criminal Policies office have condemned the comments made by Security Secretary Sergio Berni, describing foreign criminals as “a virus that has infected” the country.

  • 29/10/2014 | Argentina

    Luján on red alert for floodings

    The heavy rainfall has caused severe floodings in Luján, in Buenos Aires province. National authorities have decided to close the National Route 5 and to issue a “red alert” for the swelling of the Luján River.

  • 29/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t submits digital communications bill to Congress

    Federal Planning Minister Julio De Vido announced that the Executive will send to Congress today a bill for “the development and regulation of information technologies and communications.”

  • 29/10/2014 | Argentina

    Citizens over 75 years old allowed to keep old DNI

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo explained today that citizens who are 75 or older are exempted from the obligation to request a new DNI identity card to replace the old one, which for the rest of the population are only valid until next December.

  • 30/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Instead of demanding acceleration, bondholders should take legal action against Griesa'

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich called bondholders to “take legal action against (US Judge Thomas) Griesa instead of demanding the acceleration of (Argentine) bonds,” following rumours that Owl Creek Asset Management LP is discussing the formation of a group to demand immediate repayment on bonds.

  • 30/10/2014 | Argentina

    Telecoms reform 'not designed with Clarín group in mind'

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the “Digital Argentina” bill unveiled by the Executive to reform the telecommunications sector and rejected claims of it being a new stage in the battle against the Clarín media outlet. He stressed that it is designed “for the well-being of the Argentine people.”

  • 30/10/2014 | Argentina

    Luján continues on alert for floodings

    Despite the end of yesterday’s heavy rainfalls, Luján in Buenos Aires province remains on "red alert" due to the 5.08-meters swelling of the Luján River, which has caused new floodings, forcing over 200 people to leave their homes.

  • 30/10/2014 | Argentina

    Itzcovich to replace Edwin as INDEC head

    The government has appointed a new head of the National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) today, naming Norberto Itzcovich to replace Ana María Edwin who is now director of the National Public Administration Institute (INAP).

  • 30/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar sinks to 14.33 pesos on control fears

    The so called "blue" dollar continued its downward path, plummeting 20 cents to close at 14.33 pesos, amid renewed fears of government controls in underground exchange houses.

  • 30/10/2014 | Argentina

    Sabbatella says telecoms reform will ‘not change a single comma’ of Media Law

    The president of the AFSCA media watchdog Martín Sabbatella has rejected claims that the bill drafted by the Executive to reform the country’s telecommunications implies substantial changes to the Media Law as it opens the possibility for providers to sell “triple play” packs.

  • 30/10/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina, China activate swap deal for u$s 814 mln

    The Argentine Central Bank (BCRA) and the Peoples Republic of China’s Central Bank have agreed to activate the swap deal signed in July. The BCRA will receive the equivalent of u$s 814 million in yuans.

  • 31/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar falls 5 cents to 14.28 pesos amid control fears

    The so called “blue” dollar fell five cents to close at 14.28 pesos with informal market traders halting operations amid fears of new government controls and raids. On Thursday, the parallel rate had already dropped 20 cents.

  • 31/10/2014 | Argentina

    Fitch downgrades Argentina's Par bonds ratings to 'D'

    Fitch ratings agency today downgraded Argentina's Par bonds issued under Foreign Law to 'D' from 'C', after the country failed to complete an interest payment.

  • 31/10/2014 | Argentina

    In a letter, CFK urges Obama to explain whether US official Nancy Soderberg is also Co-Chair of AFTA vulture lobbying group

    In a harsh letter addressed to her US counterpart, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today said if this information was confirmed "it would have grave implications for relations between our two countries."

  • 02/11/2014 | Argentina

    SMN issues warning as strong winds lash BA

    The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has issued a warning for strong winds from the East for Buenos Aires City, La Plata, the Paraná Delta, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Buenos Aires provinces.

  • 02/11/2014 | Argentina

    Wife of DAIA's head 'no longer in danger' after violent robbery

    The president of the DAIA Jewish organization Julio Schlosser said today that his wife is “no longer in danger” and “in good spirits” after being shot in the groin during a violent robbery.

  • 02/11/2014 | Argentina

    Justice Elena Highton de Nolasco calls for a 'full' S. Court

    Deputy Chief Justice Elena Highton de Nolasco said that “ideally” the government should name a replacement for Justice Raúl Zaffaroni, who submitted his resignation letter on Friday, in order to have a “full” Court.

  • 02/11/2014 | Argentina

    Retail sales fall for 10th consecutive month

    Consumption still shows no sign of recovery, as retail sales fell 5.3% in October, compared to the same month last year for the 10th consecutive month, according a report by the Argentine Confederation of Medium-sized Companies (CAME).

  • 02/11/2014 | Argentina

    CFK wants to meet Ultra-Kirchnerite Casey Wander

    In a message published on its website, president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner defended political militancy, in particular among youngsters, and referred to Casey Wander, an 11-year-old boy who hit the headlines last week after praising the Kirchnerite administration and saying that he wants to be president in 2050.

  • 02/11/2014 | Argentina

    AFIP suspends P&G for fiscal fraud, capital flight

    The AFIP tax bureau has suspended multinational Procter & Gamble in Argentina for fiscal fraud and capital flight in import operations from Brazil for u$s 138 millions that were being billed through a Swiss subsidiary.

  • 03/11/2014 | Argentina

    Rainfalls expected to continue today as floods, evacuations continue

    The National Weather Service (SMN) has lifted the alert for rainfalls and strong winds in Buenos Aires City and Great Buenos Aires, but warned that rainfalls will continue to affect the area today.

  • 03/11/2014 | Argentina

    No official US response to CFK’s letter

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the government has not received an official response from the US to the harsh letter president Kirchner sent to her counterpart Barack Obama demanding an explanation for the appointment of Nancy Soderberg as Chair of the US Public Interest Declassification Board.

  • 03/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't denounces ‘tacit agreement between S. Court members, opposition leaders’

    After opposition lawmakers said that they will not work a consensus with the government, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that the Executive will name a succesor for Supreme Court Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni, who has submitted his resignation which will be effective on December 31.

  • 03/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich denies Sovereign Payment law abrogation

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich “categorically” denied rumours about government’s plans to abrogate the Sovereign Payment law, passed last September to enable Argentina to resume debt payments to bondholders despite US Judge Thomas Griesa rulings.

  • 03/11/2014 | Argentina

    CFK continues in hospital with infection

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has completed her first day in the Otamendi hospital after falling ill with a bacterial infection, according to a report released by the presidential Medical Unit.

  • 03/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar sinks 38 cents in control fears, falls past 14 peso barrier

    The informal rate of the US currency plummeted 38 cents to 13.90 pesos today, amid growing fear of tighter government controls on underground exchange houses. Meanwhile, the US Dollar advanced half a cent to close at 8.52 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 03/11/2014 | Argentina

    P&G: ‘We are working with the authorities for immediate solutions’

    Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble household product manufacturer said it is currently working for “immediate solutions” to the suspension of its operations in Argentina decided yesterday by AFIP tax bureau, on accusations of tax fraud.

  • 03/11/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof opens door to vulture funds dialogue after RUFO clause expires

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof seems to have confirmed that the government is planning to wait until the expiration of the RUFO (Rights-Upon-Future-Offers) clause on December 31st in order to resume negoatiations with holdout bondholders, although a Ministry statement later on insisted that there had been no change in their stance against the 'vulture funds'.

  • 03/11/2014 | Argentina

    Prosecutor asks Court to ratify unconstitutionality of AMIA Memorandum

    Public prosecutor Raúl Plee asked the Court to for its firm decision to back the ruling by First Court of the Federal Chamber that declared the memorandum unconstitutionality last May and to reject the government’s appeal to that ruling.

  • 03/11/2014 | Argentina

    Soros, Bass funds ask London judge to protect investments in Argentine bonds

    A group of funds including George Soros’s Quantum Partners LP and Kyle Bass’s Hayman Capital Management LP asked a London judge to protect a 1.3 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) investment in Argentinian bonds from New York lawsuits, international news agencies reported today.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    After Kicillof's debt comments, Capitanich says Argentina’s stance 'remains the same'

    After Economy Minister Axel Kicillof hinted a possible deal with holdout bondholders, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich stressed that the government’s stance in the ongoing legal dispute with the so called vulture funds has not changed.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t considers extending Congress sessions

    As the end of this year’s ordinary sessions of Congress approaches with important bills still pending, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich did not rule out calling for an extension of the Congress’ ordinary sessions to debate the reform of the Criminal Procedural Code and the telecommunications bill.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich calls to end political spat over floodings

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich called to put an end to the political spat sarked between Renewal Front’s Sergio Massa and governor Daniel Scioli with mutual accusations of lack of infrastructure works that, if carried out, could have have mitigated the impact of the record-breaking rainfalls.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘US Court is partially dependent on corporate powers’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said the US Supreme Court is “partially dependent on corporate powers” after it ruled yesterday that Argentina is to compensate British Gas u$s 185 million for losses suffered as a result of emergency economic policies enacted during the 2001-2002 crisis.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar continues to plummet to 13.60 pesos, blue-chip swap rate sinks

    The so called “blue” dollar plummeted another 30 cents to close at 13.60 pesos, following yesterday’s 38-cents fall, amid growing fear of tighter government controls on underground exchange houses. In the meantime, the blue-chip swap rate fell 28 cents to 13.10 pesos.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    China's CSR Sifang railway company to establish in Argentina

    China’s rolling stock manufacturer CSR Sifang will establish a presence in Argentina in a workshop currently ran by State-owned Trenes Argentinos Operadora Ferroviaria, Interior and Transport minister Florencio Randazzo announced.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    Macri wants Justice Zaffaroni’s successor to be named in 2016

    The mayor of Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri has joined the group of opposition leaders who have expressed their intentions to not work a consensus with the government over the replacement of Supreme Court judge Raúl Zaffaroni once his resignation becomes effective on December 31.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    US defends Soderberg appointment

    The US Department of State has backed the appointment of Nancy Soderberg as Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB), saying her “responsibilities” as public servant are “not linked” with Argentina’s dispute with the holdouts, local Telam news agency reported.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof rejects rumours of vulture funds negotiations as ‘pure lies’

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof condemned “media operations” regarding alleged government plans to resume talks with vulture funds based on his remarks from an interview with a Mexican newspaper yesterday.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina asks US appeals court to reverse Griesa's contempt ruling

    Argentina asked the federal appeals court in New York to reverse Judge Thomas Griesa's ruling which said Argentina was in civil contempt of his orders for working on a plan to shift control over payments of its restructured debt to Buenos Aires.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t announces economic assistance for flood victims

    In a press conference for the Economy Ministry, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and ANSES pension funds head, Diego Bossio unveiled a series of subsidies today aimed for people who were damaged by this weekend’s floods.

  • 05/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Soderberg's appointment is ‘shameful’

    The cabinet chief said that the ATFA, a lobby representing holdout creditors, has “no dignity or moral authority to comment,” in response to the group’s criticism against President Kirchner’s letter warning about “grave implications” after the appointment of ATFA's Nancy Soderberg as Chair of the US Public Interest Declassification Board.

  • 05/11/2014 | Argentina

    'If telco bill needs to be improved, we are willing to do so'

    Capitanich reiterated the government’s willingness to amend the “Digital Argentina” telecommunications bill to include concerns expressed by opposition lawmakers regarding net neutrality and protection of small and medium sized enterprises.

  • 05/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t announces 180 million pesos in aid to flood victims

    ANSES social security agency head Diego Bossio announced that the government will commit 180 million pesos for beneficiaries of social assistance schemes in the 23 districts affected by floodings in Buenos Aires province. The official said that the extra aid will reach 54,014 affected families.

  • 05/11/2014 | Argentina

    Informal rate falls to 13.50 pesos; blue-chip swap rate down

    The informal rate of the US currency dropped 10 cents to clse at 13.50 pesos, and has fallen 78 cents in just five days during November. Meanwhile, the blue-chip swap rate dropped 19 cents to 13 pesos.

  • 05/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich denounces 'economic terrorism' in Lower House briefing

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich launched a fierce attack on groups practicing what he dubbed "economic terrorism", and asked the Lower House to set up a bicameral group investigating illegal financial activities during his monthly address to the chamber.

  • 05/11/2014 | Argentina

    Justice Fayt calls for a S. Court with 5 members

    Justice Carlos Fayt, the oldest Justice, said that the Supreme Court should “remain with five members” after Justice Raúl Zaffaroni’s resignation becomes effective on December 31, leaving the Court with only four members.

  • 05/11/2014 | Argentina

    RR Donnelley directors indicted

    The directors of the local branch of US printing giant RR Donelley have been indicted after being accused of carrying out a “fraudulent” bankruptcy operation by the AFIP tax bureau.

  • 05/11/2014 | Argentina

    Hedge fund seeks to keep Forcieri in the US

    NML Capital, owned by billionaire Paul Singer, has filed a request to a Washington federal court to keep Argentine lawyer César Guido Forcieri, former World Bank director and alleged associate of Vice President Amado Boudou, in the United States.

  • 06/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t defends 'success' of Sovereign Payment Law

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the Sovereign Payment Law and stressed that whether bondholders join the new swap proposed by the government or not is no success rule.

  • 06/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich fires back at Lorenzetti over public safety remarks

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the government’s policies regarding public safety in response to criticism by Supreme Court justice Ricardo Lorenzetti, who called for better State policies.

  • 06/11/2014 | Argentina

    Students from Rosario to travel to Malvinas in exchange programme

    A group of 20 students from Escuela Cristiana Evangélica Argentina (Ecea), an Evangelical high school in Rosario City, will travel to Malvinas islands for an sports exchange programme next January. It is the first trip of the sort to take place after the 1982 war.

  • 06/11/2014 | Argentina

    Slow back to normal after floods

    The situation is improving slowly in some of the districts affected by floodings in Buenos Aires province. Three days after the rainfalls stopped, there are still about 1,000 evacuees in Luján and Route 41 in San Antonio de Areco remains closed.

  • 06/11/2014 | Argentina

    Council of Magistrates approves impeachment of controversial Judge Áxel López

    The Council of Magistrates has approved a motion to impeach Judge Áxel López, who has been the target of angry claims by several civil associations for ruling in favour of releasing recidivist rapists and murderers.

  • 06/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Blue’ dollar steady at 13.50 pesos in a quiet market

    The informal rate of the US currency traded unchanged at 13.50 pesos in underground exchange houses, as legal exchange offices and banks remain closed today for Bankers Day holiday.

  • 06/11/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof: ‘After all the trouble with dollars, here you have them’

    Accompanied by Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof inaugurated new formations of the Mitre railway line, during an official act in the district of Victoria, Buenos Aires province.

  • 07/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar plunges 40 cents to 13.10 pesos

    In the end of the financial week, the so called “blue” dollar continued its downward trend and dropped 40 cents to close at 13.10 pesos. The gap between the informal and the official rates hit 53.8 percent.

  • 07/11/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina faces u$s4.7 billion claim in 'me too' debt suits

    Argentina told New York district judge Thomas Griesa that bondholders filed 25 lawsuits since June, when the judge ordered blocking the nation from paying its restructured debt without also paying holdouts.

  • 08/11/2014 | Argentina

    Cristina is 'evolving well', official report affirms

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has completed her sixth day in the Otamendi hospital after falling ill with a bacterial infection, according to a report released by the presidential Medical Unit.

  • 09/11/2014 | Argentina

    Investigation points to overheating as cause of Córdoba explosion

    An official report by Córdoba province’s fire department points to the overheating of a machine as the cause of the explosion of the Rigoni chemical plant that injured 66 and resulted in serious damage to about 20 buildings in the provincial capital on Friday.

  • 09/11/2014 | Argentina

    Relatives of Tunante II missing crew make desperate plea

    The families of the crew of the Tunante II sailboat that went missing last August in Brazilian waters near Río Grande del Sur have launched a desperate plea to find their relatives.

  • 09/11/2014 | Argentina

    CFK discharged from hospital

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been discharged from Otamendi hospital where she had been admitted a week ago to be trated for sigmoiditis, an infection of the colon. She has been advised to rest at Olivos Presidential Palace for the next 10 days.

  • 10/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t on Chevron-YPF deal: ‘There are no secret clauses’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich denied reports of secret clauses in the deal State-owned YPF energy firm has signed with Chevron for an investment of u$s 1,500 millions in Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas field. “Everything in the contract is standard for (contracts) with multinational companies,” Capitanich stated.

  • 10/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Blue’ dollar sinks 45 cents to 12.65 pesos, its lowest in over 3 months

    The informal rate of the US currency continued its downward path today, plummeting 45 cents to 12.65 pesos to mark its lowest valuation in the last three and a half months. The official dollar, meanwhile, closed unchanged at 8.52 pesos.

  • 10/11/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina’s Cyber Monday kicks off

    Electronics, airfares, clothing, books, toys and other goods and services will be available online at a special price and with interest-free credit card installments on November 10-11 for the third local edition of Cyber Monday, the US-born marketing concept that seems to be making its way into the habits of Argentine consumers.

  • 10/11/2014 | Argentina

    BCRA subpoenas firms, individuals under Criminal Foreign Exchange Regime

    The Central Bank has subpoenaed a dozen firms in a probe for alleged violations of the Criminal Foreign Exchange Regime, the official bulletin reported.

  • 10/11/2014 | Argentina

    Michetti says she prefers BA City mayorship over presidential ticket

    PRO’s senator Gabriela Michetti said she would rather run for Buenos Aires City mayoral election than as Mauricio Macri’s vicepresident in 2015 presidential elections. She said the final decision will be anounced “before the end of the year.”

  • 10/11/2014 | Argentina

    CNV suspends Arpenta, JR Bursátil stockbrokers

    The CNV securities regulator has suspended Arpenta and JR Bursátil stockbrokers due to “serious breaches” of regulations. The CNV warned of more inspections to come in the next days.

  • 10/11/2014 | Argentina

    Mercosur Parliament rejects British control of Malvinas Islands

    The Parliament of Mercosur (Parlasur) has reaffirmed its opposition to the United Kingdom's control of the disputed Malvinas Islands, in an extraordinary session of the body which described the issue as a colonial conflict of "global" importance.

  • 10/11/2014 | Argentina

    Judge Griesa authorises Citibank to make bond payments

    New York District judge Thomas Griesa has authorised Citibank to complete the transfer of 85 million dollars to holders of restructured Argentine bonds under local law, meeting debt services that expire on December 31.

  • 11/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'If this is the US Judiciary, we are faced with a problem of immeasurable proportions'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich considered the decision of US judge Thomas Griesa to allow Citibank to process an u$s 85 million payment by Argentina on restructured bonds under local laws as “not serious” and condemned the judge’s “partial decisions that respond to pressure from vulture funds.”

  • 11/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t insists on dismissal of reopening of wage talks, income tax reform

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich rejected once again the reopening of national salary negotiations or any reform in income tax floor, demanded by several unions across the country. However, the official did not rule out deals between unionist and business owners.

  • 11/11/2014 | Argentina

    ANSES says no plans for year-end bonus for retirees, pensioners

    Following the decision of at least seven provincial governments to give their workers extra year-end bonuses to their workers, ANSES social security agency executive director Diego Bossio said that there are no similar measures planned for national pensioners and retirees.

  • 11/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Blue’ dollar jumps to 13.15 pesos amid AFIP crackdown

    The so called “blue” dollar regained ground today, trading 50 cents higher and closing at 13.15 pesos, after yesterday’s 45-cent plunge, pushed by growing fear of government inspections and sanctions in the parallel market. The hike took place amid a crackdown by AFIP tax bureau against 71 banks, foreign exchange offices and stockbrokers.

  • 11/11/2014 | Argentina

    Justice Zaffaroni urges opposition lawmakers to vote on his replacement

    The retiring Supreme Court Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni criticised opposition lawmakers who have refused beforehand to work a consensus with the government over the appointment of a new justice. Zaffaroni said that the move was “institutionally irresponsible.”

  • 11/11/2014 | Argentina

    AFIP launches new raid against banks, foreign exchange offices, stockbrokers

    New cross-investigations by the AFIP into suspected money laundering and tax evasion have led to coordinated raids on a total of 71 banks, foreign exchange offices and stockbrokers in Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Córdoba. Mariva bank, Transcambio, Columbia bank and Voii bank, were among the targets of today’s operation.

  • 12/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Opposition leaders have no political projects, just personal ambitions’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said the main problem among opposition leaders is that they offer “no reliable (political) alternative” after BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri announced he was considering an agreement with the Broad Front UNEN for the 2015 elections.

  • 12/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says inflation at 40 percent a 'lie'

    Cabinet chief rejected once again private estimates that inflation is at 40% and said that it is a “lie” spread by the opposition. He refused to comment on the evolution of the informal rate of the US currency saying it is the result of illegal operations.

  • 12/11/2014 | Argentina

    'No more great expectations on illegal dollar rate'

    Inspections targeting money-laundering and tax evasion will continue today and in the next days, the president of the Financial Information Unit (UIF) José Sbatella said as he questioned parallel market speculation and "illegal" dollar operations.

  • 12/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar climbs 53 cents to 13.68 pesos

    The informal rate of the US currency climbed 53 cents to close at 13.68 pesos today, amid new controls over illegal exchange houses, which pushed transactions down. The US dollar ended steady at 8.52 pesos.

  • 12/11/2014 | Argentina

    Piano forecasts 'blue' dollar to 'fall further,' reach 10 pesos

    In an attempt to bring relief to markets, the chairman of the Banco Piano forecasted further drops in the US currency rate. “A dollar rate at 16 pesos is nonsense. It will fall further,” the banker told media.

  • 13/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends crackdown on financial markets

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich spoke about the sanctions received by six major global banks and likened it to the recent government’s raids on brokerage firms and underground foreign-exchange houses in the local market.

  • 13/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't praises 'contribution from all political sectors' to Procedural Code bill

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the bill to reform the Criminal Procedural Code is open to the “democratic contribution from all political sectors,” following the 40 amendments the project received yesterday in the Senate Committee.

  • 13/11/2014 | Argentina

    Informal dollar rate falls to 13.40 pesos; blue-chip swap rate sinks to 12.11

    The informal rate of the US currency fell 28 cents to 13.40 pesos today, after early gains. Meanwhile, the blue-chip swap rate plummeted 34 cents to 12.11 pesos, its lowest value in almost three months.

  • 13/11/2014 | Argentina

    Banks paralysed in second day of strike

    Banks across the country remained closed to public today, in the second day of a 48-hours strike launched by the Banking Association (AB) to demand a raise in the income tax floor.

  • 13/11/2014 | Argentina

    Franco-era official willing to testify before Argentine judge

    Spain's former minister Rodolfo Martín Villa, one of the Franco-era officials whose extradition was requested by Federal Judge María Servini de Cubría, said that he wants to testify in Buenos Aires, despite Spain’s refusal to carry out the extradition.

  • 13/11/2014 | Argentina

    Patagonian Mapuche group declare ‘war’ on Argentina, Chile

    The group Ancestral Mapuche Resistance (RAM) claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on Neumeyer Mountain Shelter, the Catholic Cathedral and Chile’s Consulate in Río Negro province and urged all Mapuches to join them in the fight “against the real enemy, the invaders, usurpers and destroyers of the (Mapuche) people.”

  • 13/11/2014 | Argentina

    BA Lower House passes 2015 budget

    The Buenos Aires province Lower House has approved the new budget law for 2015, as well as an additional tax bill which estimates public spending at 246.2 billion pesos and 30 percent rise in rural and urban real-estate tax.

  • 14/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't protests British military exercises in Malvinas

    The Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration has summoned charge d’ affaires of the United Kingdom embassy in Buenos Aires Richard Barlow and presented before him a letter of protest against recent military exercises in Malvinas Islands which included the firing of 136 missiles.

  • 14/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't 'emphatically' condemns British militarization of Malvinas

    Argentina emphatically rejects military maneuvers in Malvinas Islands because they represent UK’s increasing militarization in the disputed area, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said, reaffirming Argentina’s call for peaceful negotiations as established in the United Nations 2065 resolution.

  • 14/11/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar recovers, trades at 13.38 pesos

    After an earlier sharp 55-cent fall to 12.85 pesos, the "blue" dollar recovered eight cents to close at 13.38 pesos, as the gap between the official and the informal rates reaches 56.9 percent.

  • 14/11/2014 | Argentina

    Newsprint shortage hampers newspapers

    According to wholesalers who market this product, the dominant paper manufacturing firm Papel Prensa argues that the shortage is due to floods in a number of provinces. This emergency, the firm says, has hampered the regular production of paper because of the difficulties in accessing the trees that are used to produce paper pulp.

  • 14/11/2014 | Argentina

    Pope Francis cancels Argentina 2016 visit

    President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) monsignor José María Arancedo has confirmed the pontiff will be not coming to Argentina in June 2016 when he was expected to attend the National Eucharistic Congress in the Tucumán province.

  • 14/11/2014 | Argentina

    Argentine court battle starts over gift to Eva Perón from Mao

    An ornately detailed screen given to Evita Perón from late Chinese leader Mao Tse-Tung, behind which the Argentine populist diva dressed and undressed, is among thousands of missing items at the heart of a legal battle about to unfold in Buenos Aires.

  • 15/11/2014 | Argentina

    'The President’s heir is the Argentine people', Scioli says

    Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli affirmed that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s “true heir is the Argentine people,” during a school inauguration in Villa María, Córdoba province.

  • 05/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar steady at 14 pesos amid Gendarmerie patrols in BA City

    The US dollar climbed one cent to close at 8.42 pesos, while greenbacks in the informal market traded unchanged and closed at 14 pesos amid Gendarmerie patrols in dowtown Buenos Aires.

  • 05/09/2014 | Argentina

    Weather alert for BA City and surroundings

    Heavy storms are affecting the country’s capital and several regions in Buenos Aires province; the National Meteorological Service issued a weather alert which included “strong winds and occasional hail.”

  • 05/09/2014 | Argentina

    Pollack: Argentina, creditors remain divided after meeting

    Argentina still has "unresolved" issues preventing a settlement with bondholders suing the country for repayment after not participating in the country's restructurings following its 2002 default, a court-appointed mediator has said.

  • 07/09/2014 | Argentina

    Wikileaks founder Assange claims US supports 'vulture funds' in dispute with Argentina

    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has alleged that the United States is supporting holdout investors in their dispute with Argentina over debt defaulted in 2001, as a way of punishing the country for the memorandum of understanding signed with Iran to advance investigations into the AMIA bombing.

  • 07/09/2014 | Argentina

    Satellite imagery points to what could be Argentine missing boat

    Search efforts for the “Tunante II” sailboat and its four Argentine crew members that went missing almost two weeks ago near the Brazilian shores of Río Grande do Sul continued as experts analyzed satellite imagery that showed a boat stranded far away from the coastline.

  • 07/09/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina, China seek to activate swap deal

    The president of the Argentine Central Bank Juan Carlos Fábrega met with his Chinese counterpart Zhou Xiaochuan to finalize the details of the swap agreement signed between the two countries in July.

  • 08/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t denies changes in Central Bank’s Charter

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said “there are no plans to reform the Central Bank’s Charter” in the Executive's 2015 Budget bill which will be sent to Congress next week.

  • 08/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich plays down dollar for savings record

    After the US dollar purchases for savings reached a record high of almost US$260 million in August, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich minimized the surge in US dollars demand saying the “number of approvals (from AFIP tax bureau office) has decreased substantially” after an initial climb.

  • 08/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Argentine economy is predictable, creates certainty'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the currency swap agreement with China as the two countries begin discussions to activate the deal and praised Argentina’s economic “predictability.”

  • 08/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t on auto crisis: ‘Suspension levels substantially lower than in 2009’

    Ahead of a meeting between president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and automobile industry leaders to discuss the suspension of workers and the drop in sales, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich pointed out that the “level of suspensions is substantially lower than in 2009” and praised the government’s efforts to handle the industry’s crisis.

  • 08/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar jumps to 14.20 pesos; formal rate unchanged

    The informal rate climbed 20 cents to 14.20 pesos, following Friday’s quiet market amid heavy security forces’ presence in BA City financial district aimed at affecting underground exchange houses’ operations. Meanwhile, the US dollar closed steady at 8.42 pesos.

  • 08/09/2014 | Argentina

    Macri, CFK agree to postpone Federal Police withdrawal from BA City

    The mayor of BA City Mauricio Macri said that he talked with president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and agreed to keep Federal Police forces in Buenos Aires City neighbourhoods in coordination with Metropolitan Police. Last week, Security Secretary Sergio Berni had ordered the withdrawal of federal officers.

  • 08/09/2014 | Argentina

    Macri praises PRO-UCR victory in Marcos Juárez election

    The Buenos Aires City mayor and head of PRO party Mauricio Macri celebrated the electoral triumph of PRO’s contender Pedro Dellarrossa, elected mayor of Marcos Juárez city in Córdoba province yesterday. “(The election) predicts a tsunami of change,” Macri said.

  • 09/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Alleged currency restrictions cannot be used as excuse to create uncertainty'

    Following a meeting between president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and auto industry leaders yesterday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich ratified that further talks will be held separately with company representatives and urged business leaders to work towards a “cooperative system”.

  • 09/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich on Macri's pledges: 'He wants a country for only a few'

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich criticized BA City mayor Mauricio Macri’s recent campaign pledges -to remove export taxes and lower inflation- saying they are “demagogic" and "lacking of foundation.” He warned that PRO party’s proposals entail “social exclusion” and “a country for only a few.”

  • 09/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t warns aeronautical unions against taking 'irrational measures'

    As several aeronautical unions threaten Aerolíneas Argentinas with going on a strike if wage negotiations are not reopened, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich praised Mariano Recalde’s management as head of the flag carrier and warned workers against “irrational measures.”

  • 09/09/2014 | Argentina

    Blue-chip breaks new record, pushes 'blue' dollar to 14.25 pesos

    The blue-chip swap rate climbed two cents to finish at 13.32 pesos and the stock exchange rate advanced to 13.40 pesos today, pushing the “blue” dollar up by five cents to close at 14.25 pesos. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded steady at 8.42 pesos.

  • 09/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t defends plan to increase exports to Russia

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended Argentina’s efforts to increase food exports to Russia, amid accusations from the European Union (EU) that Buenos Aires is taking advantage of the bloc’s sanctions against Moscow over the Ukrainian conflict.

  • 09/09/2014 | Argentina

    Tenants protest real estate 'abuses'

    Several tenants and left-wing organizations have launched a protest to demand a meeting with Argentine Real Estate Chamber representatives and to push for a Tenants Defense Law to prevent abusive behaviour from landlords.

  • 09/09/2014 | Argentina

    UN assembly approves creation of debt restructuring framework

    The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a legal framework that would help regulate restructuring of foreign sovereign debt, a project that was suggested by the Argentine government and presented before the assembly by the Group of 77.

  • 09/09/2014 | Argentina

    Latin America's tallest building to be built in Demarchi Island

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has addressed the country in a national broadcast to announce the enactment of the pension’s moratorium bill, the construction of 22 new Procrear housing developments across the country and the building of Latin America’s tallest skyscraper on Demarchi Island.

  • 10/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich calls lawmakers to 'vote for the country' on debt swap bill

    As the Lower House is set to pass the new debt swap bill, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich highlighted the broad support Argentina received at the United Nation’s General Assembly for a legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes, and urged opposition lawmakers to show the same support for the government.

  • 10/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t denounces 'strategy to distort' its actions

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich accused opposition politicians and analysts of carrying out a “strategy to distort the government’s efforts and achievements,” in response to a report by the UCA Argentina Catholic University’s Social Debt Observatory that said that 42.6% of Buenos Aires Province youth live in poverty.

  • 10/09/2014 | Argentina

    Informal rate unchanged at 14.25 pesos, US dollar steady at 8.42

    The US dollar traded steady and closed at 8.42 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices. Meanwhile, the informal rate traded unchanged at 14.25 pesos.

  • 10/09/2014 | Argentina

    Griesa holds off on Citi subpoena in vulture case

    US district judge Thomas Griesa has said he would wait for a decision on a pending appeal before ordering Citigroup to comply with a subpoena served by holdout investors seeking details of any threats from Argentina to process payments the court had blocked.

  • 10/09/2014 | Argentina

    Volkswagen lifts suspensions in Córdoba plant, SMATA says

    Volkswagen Argentina will lift suspensions for its workers in its plant in Córdoba province and it plans to manufacture 90,000 gearboxes to be exported to China, the provincial head of SMATA Mechanics Union Omar Dragún announced.

  • 10/09/2014 | Argentina

    Former Rural Society heads indicted for La Rural building sale

    Former Argentina Rural Society heads Enrique Crotto and Raúl Etchebehere have been indicted for alleged “embezzlement of public funds” as part of the investigation of the purchase “at vile price” of the Argentine Rural Society premises in 1991.

  • 10/09/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House debates new bond swap bill

    Lawmakers in the Lower House of Congress began to discuss the Executive’s Sovereign Payment bill a few minutes after noon today. The project has already been approved by the Senate and is expected to be passed between 4 and 6am tomorrow.

  • 10/09/2014 | Argentina

    Libertad training ship joins search mission for shipwrecked Argentines

    The Argentine government has announced that the Libertad training ship will take part in the ongoing search for four Argentines who are believed to have shipwrecked while navigating in Brazilian seas.

  • 10/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK urges businessmen to continue car plan

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led UIA’s annual dinner in Tecnópolis, where she urged industrialists to apply plan in order to boost car sales.

  • 11/09/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House okays debt bill, project signed into law

    Lawmakers in the Lower House of Congress passed the Executive’s Sovereign Payment bill today, after almost 16 hours of debate, by 134 votes in favour, 99 against and 5 abstentions.

  • 11/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Those who voted against favour vulture funds'

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich celebrated that the government’s new debt swap plan became a law and bashed opposition lawmakers who voted against the Executive’s bill saying they “respond to a strategy designed by vulture funds.’

  • 11/09/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.42 pesos, 'blue' up one cent at 14.26 pesos

    The US dollar traded unchanged in BA City banks and exchange offices and closed at 8.42 pesos, while the so called "blue" dollar which trades in the informal market went up one cent to close at 14.26 pesos.

  • 11/09/2014 | Argentina

    'I pray God for a positive DNA result'

    Susana Trimarco, the mother of Marita Verón, who has become a high-profile human trafficking case after she went missing in 2002, said that both she and her granddaughter Micaela (Marita’s child) have submitted samples for DNA analysis that will determine whether a boy found in Córdoba province is his grandson, as suspected.

  • 11/09/2014 | Argentina

    Vulture funds reach BA province classrooms

    The Buenos Aires province Senate has approved a bill pushed by Victory Front’s lawmaker Patricio García to take the country’s battle against vulture funds to the province’s classrooms. “Our youth deserve to understand what is being discussed,” García said.

  • 11/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK signs Sovereign Debt bill: We can pay, we want to pay, we will pay

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has passed into law the Sovereign Debt bill, which changes the payment location of Argentine bondholders and was approved by Congress earlier this morning.

  • 12/09/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.42 pesos, 'blue' climbs nine cents at 14.35 pesos

    The US dollar remained unchanged in banks and exchange offices in the City and closed at 8.42 pesos. The so called "blue" dollar, meanwhile, jumped nine cents at 14.35 pesos.

  • 12/09/2014 | Argentina

    INDEC says consumer prices rose 1.3% in August

    Consumer prices in Argentina have risen 1.3 percent in August, INDEC statistics agency reported this afternoon, after adding 1.4 percent the previous month.

  • 13/09/2014 | Argentina

    'If they want to end Kirchnerism, why don’t they compete with Cristina?'

    The son of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke in public for the first time , during a political rally organized by La Cámpora youth organisation, at Diego Maradona Stadium, City of Buenos Aires.

  • 14/09/2014 | Argentina

    Baltasar Garzón says UN sovereign debt resolution 'essential'

    Former Spanish Judge and Human Rights activist Baltasar Garzón celebrated the Sovereign Payment law approved by Argentina’s Congress last week and described the UN’s resolution for the creation of a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring process as "essential.”

  • 14/09/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof praises Máximo K. political rally speech

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said La Cámpora organization rally last Saturday was “spectacular” and praised the remarks made by the son of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Máximo Kirchner. “It was a politically clarifying speech,” he said about Máximo’s first public address.

  • 14/09/2014 | Argentina

    YPF’s Galuccio: ‘If gas prices didn't increase we would be bankrupt’

    YPF oil and gas state company President Miguel Galuccio pointed out the company’s “commitment to the country” and said that the increase in gas prices is needed in order to sustain “strong investment levels.”

  • 15/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Máximo is a leader with great political skills’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich has joined the list of government leaders to praise the first on-stage appearance of Máximo Kirchner, the president’s son. “(Máximo) is a leader with great political skills, I hope he takes an active part (in politics) from now on,” the chief of ministers said.

  • 15/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t bashes ‘those who announce catastrophes’ for ‘actively seeking a coup’

    Following a series of remarks by opposition union leaders and politicians warning about the risk of major social outbreak in December, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich accused them of “actively seeking a coup” and of committing a “public offence” for which they should be judged.

  • 15/09/2014 | Argentina

    'US does not support the debt debate at the UN'

    As President Cristina Kirchner’s gets ready for her annual trip to New York to speak at the United Nations General Assembly, US interim ambassador in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan ratified that Washington will not back the UN sovereign debt resolution sparked by Argentina’s legal battle with its holdout creditors.

  • 15/09/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Blue’ dollar breaks new record at 14.45 pesos; formal rate steady at 8.42

    The informal rate jumped 10 cents to 14.45 pesos, hitting a new record mark, pushed by especulation and hikes in the blue-chip swap and stock exchange rates. In the meantime, the US dollar traded unchanged at 8.42 pesos.

  • 15/09/2014 | Argentina

    Three aircrafts crash in less than 24 hours

    Following the fiery crash of a light aircraft in Nordelta yesterday, two other planes have come down, one in General Villegas and the other near Neuquén city. No fatal casualties have been reported from the most recent accidents.

  • 16/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t slams US Sullivan's 'unfortunate, incorrect' comments

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that US interim ambassador in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan has been summoned by Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman following his remarks about the country needing “to exit default as soon as possible” in an interview published on Monday .

  • 16/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says Máximo’s speech not 'reelection strategy'

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich praised once again the first on-stage appearance of the president’s son, Máximo Kirchner, who spoke at a rally on Saturday, and stressed that his remarks were not aimed at encouraging a constitutional reform to allow Ms. Kirchner to be reelected.

  • 16/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Argentina heading towards solid long-term scenario'

    Following the submission of the 2015 Budget bill to Congress, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s optimism for next year’s economic outlook . “Argentina is heading towards a very solid medium and long-term scenario,” he stressed.

  • 16/09/2014 | Argentina

    Stock exchange rate historic peak pushes 'Blue' up to 14.70 pesos

    Greenbacks in the informal market have broken a new barrier, climbing sharply by 25 cents to close at 14.70 pesos. The stock exchange rate was hitting a historic peak too, jumping 31 cents to close at 13.68 pesos, and pushing the so called "blue dollar" up, already following Monday's five-cent hike.

  • 16/09/2014 | Argentina

    US citizen wanted for murder in Pennsylvania arrested in BA city

    US citizen identified as Anthony Rocco Franklin, under international warrant for homicide in the US Columbia and Montour counties, has been arrested by Argentinean Federal Police in the streets of Palermo neighbourhood in Buenos Aires city.

  • 16/09/2014 | Argentina

    Oil provinces reach agreement over new hydrocarbons law

    The federal government and oil-producing provinces have come to an agreement in Mendoza over the new National Hydrocarbons law, which will now be discussed in Congress in the coming days.

  • 16/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK blasts opposition: 'They cannot even make a mate drink'

    Surrounded by thousands of pro-government activists in Formosa, President Cristina Fernández de Kichner inaugurated several waterworks and deliver netbooks to local students, taking the opportunity to deliver fierce criticisms at opposition leaders during her act.

  • 17/09/2014 | Argentina

    No official US response after Sullivan diplomatic row - Capitanich

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said there has been no formal response from the US government following Argentina’s dispute with interim ambassador in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan over an alleged “intrusion into domestic affairs”.

  • 17/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't defends anti-hoarding law against 'shameless liars'

    Ahead of Congressional approval of the Anti-Hoarding law, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the bill in his daily press briefing saying it “seeks to protect small and medium-sized businesses, and consumers.” He harshly criticised “those who lie shamelessly” by arguing it would deter investments.

  • 17/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar skyrockets to 15.10 pesos pushed by speculation

    The informal rate hit a new historic peek, breaking the 15 pesos barrier and closing at 15.10 pesos, pushed by rate speculation, and following yesterday’s sharp 25-cents climb. Meanwhile, the US dollar jumped one cent to 8.43 pesos.

  • 17/09/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House debates consumer bills

    The Lower House of Congress has began the debate on a package of consumer bills pushed by the Executive that seek to reform the Anti-Hoarding Law, to create a consumer’s forum and a price observatory. The vote is not expected to take place until midday on Thursday.

  • 17/09/2014 | Argentina

    Iconic actress ‘China’ Zorrilla dies

    Beloved Uruguayan actress Concepción “China” Zorrilla has died from pneumonia while hospitalized in a Montevideo clinic. She was 92.

  • 17/09/2014 | Argentina

    Yes or No: Two sides, one shared story

    By Damian Pachter

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House passes anti-hoarding, consumers bills

    The Lower House has passed a package of anti-hoarding and consumer protection laws after a 14-hour long marathon debate. The government-sponsored bills involve the reform of the supply legislation, create a new price observatory and establish a new conflict-resolution mechanism between consumers and companies.

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't denounces 'speculative attacks' after AA's ticket sales restriction

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich described American Airlines’ decision to restrict ticket sales to and from Buenos Aires city to 90 days as an “speculative attacks against the country”. The US airline alleged difficulties in the currency exchange market to apply restrictions in its operations in Argentina.

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich takes aim at banks for 'illegal' dollar operations

    The government reiterated its accusations against vulture funds for this week’s ‘blue’ dollar record climb and slammed national and foreign banks for “fueling” operations in the illegal currency exchange market.

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    'G-6 resists defence of SMEs'

    Following the congressional approval of the anti-hoarding bill, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the reform of the previous legislation and dismissed criticism by industrial groups.

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar drops 10 cents, official rate up to 8.44 pesos

    The informal rate fell back by 10 cents to close at 15 pesos today, after it breached a new record mark yesterday, at 15.10 pesos. Meanwhile, the US dollar closed a cent higher at 8.44 pesos.

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    Recalde says AA's sales restriction 'suspicious'

    Aerolíneas Argentinas head Mariano Recalde expressed his “surprise” at American Airlines (AA) decision to restrict sales to and from Buenos Aires City and denied any similar measures by other airlines operating in the country.

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    Central Bank denies ‘currency restrictions’

    Argentina’s Central Bank denied any "currency restrictions," in response to American Airlines’ alleged reason to limit local availability of tickets.

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    New York Appeals Court promises Citi decision, criticises bank's case

    New York's Second Circuit Appeals Court has heard the arguments of Citigroup, who seek to overturn a judicial order blocking the payment of Argentine bonds. The court also promised to release its decision 48 hours before the next payment deadline of September 30, although the comments from one of the judges cast doubt on the bank's posture.

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK blames ‘local vultures’ for speculative attack on the economy

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that Argentina is under “permanent speculative attack headed by US Federal judge Thomas Griesa,” and criticized “local vultures who have amplified the offensive to the point of ridicule.”

  • 19/09/2014 | Argentina

    'A country's confidence is not measured by the illegal dollar'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich renewed the government’s criticism of the so called “blue” dollar operations calling on savers to not lean towards the “illegal” market to get greenbacks.

  • 19/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar at 15 pesos on inspection fears

    The so called “blue” dollar traded steady and closed at 15 pesos following yesterday’s fall and Wednesday’s sharp climb when, pushed by speculation, greenbacks in the informal market hit a record high. In BA City banks and foreign exchange offices, the official rate of the American currency jumped to 8.44 pesos.

  • 19/09/2014 | Argentina

    US court tosses Argentina, Citigroup appeal in bond case

    A US appeals court dismissed an appeal by Citigroup Inc and Argentina of an order blocking the bank from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under the country's laws following its 2002 default.

  • 21/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Auto industry has shot itself in the foot several times'

    Industry Minister Débora Giorgi has questioned the decisions taken by automotive industry leaders, whom she held accountable for recent suspensions and layoffs. The minister stressed that despite the slower economic activity in the industry, “there have been no plant closures.”

  • 21/09/2014 | Argentina

    Criminal hands himself in after Balvanera hostage stand-off

    A harrowing stand-off in the City neighbourhood of Balvanera came to an end after two hours, after a criminal who had taken a passer-by hostage at gunpoint following a botched robbery handed himself over to authorities.

  • 22/09/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Citibank must honour its obligations’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich urged Citibank to “honour its obligations to transfer funds to (Argentina’s) bondholders" following the New York's Second Circuit Appeals Court dismissal of an appeal by Citigroup and Argentina that sought to overturn US Judge Thomas Griesa’s order blocking payment.

  • 22/09/2014 | Argentina

    Blue-chip, stock exchange rates skyrocket; 'blue' dollar up to 15.15 pesos

    The blue-chip swap rate advanced 62 cents to 14.53 pesos, breaching a new record mark, while the stock exchange rate jumped 60 cents to 14.52 pesos. The informal rate also soared at the end of trading to 15.15 pesos, after a week of sharp climbs pushed by speculation.

  • 22/09/2014 | Argentina

    'It would be great if Máximo run for governor of BA province'

    Ever since Máximo Kirchner made his first major political speech, kirchnerite leaders have expressed their support for a more active political role of the president’s son. Deputy governor of Buenos Aires province Gabriel Mariotto said “it would be great if (Máximo) presented his candidacy for Buenos Aires province” in 2015 elections.

  • 22/09/2014 | Argentina

    BA province governor breaks right collarbone playing futsal

    Governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli broke his right collarbone while playing futsal although he announced that he will continue to carry with his normal activities.

  • 22/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Citibank has no gun pointed to its head, but Argentine law'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof responded to Citibank’s lawyer Karen Wagner comments that the bank had “a gun to its head” which would “probably go off” if the US Judiciary did not allow payment of funds blocked by US Judge Thomas Griesa. “The Citibank has no gun to its head, but the Argentine law,” Kicillof stated.

  • 22/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK meets with investor Soros, Ban Ki-moon in New York

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today thanked UN chief Ban Ki-moon for the organisations support of Argentine debt restructuring, and also met with bondholder and billionaire financier George Soros, who is suing a US bank caught in the middle of the country's latest debt default.

  • 22/09/2014 | Argentina

    Judge Griesa orders new hearing after Citibank requests payment stay

    New York district judge Thomas Griesa has called a new hearing this Friday, after Citibank requested an injunction in order to honour a payment on Argentine bonds held under local legislation and in foreign currency.

  • 22/09/2014 | Argentina

    Bank of New York Mellon refuses to step aside as financial agent

    The Bank of New York Mellon (BONY) has declined Argentina's request to relinquish its role as the country's financial agent, insisting that it would continue to abide by court rulings made in New York regarding payment to bondholders.

  • 23/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't insists on the need of allowing payment ahead of Griesa hearing

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich refused to make further comments on the new hearing called by US Judge Thomas Griesa for Friday but considered “fair and necessary” that the magistrate allows payment on Argentine bonds under local legislation.

  • 23/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t calls for oil investments, says country is in ‘transition stage’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich explained that the country currently imports u$s 12 billion dollars in energy but said that “strenuous efforts” are being made to increase local oil production and urged private companies to raise investment levels.

  • 23/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar jumps to 15.42 pesos, official rate down 1 cent to 8.44 pesos

    The so-called "blue" dollar today added 27 cents to close at 15.42 pesos, pushed by the stock exchange rate, while the official dollar dropped one cent to close at 8.44 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks.

  • 23/09/2014 | Argentina

    Ex president Menem testifies his son was 'murdered'

    Former president Carlos Saúl Menem declared before Federal Judge Carlos Villafuerte Ruzo and ratified his earlier statement that his son, Carlos Menem Jr, was “murdered”. Menem was deposed at his office in the Senate in the trial investigating the death of his son, who perished in a fatal helicopter crash in 1995.

  • 23/09/2014 | Argentina

    Budget bill for 2015 to be discussed in Lower House on October 8

    The Budget and Finance Lower House committee has met to analyse the 2015 budget bill. During seven hours, Economy Ministry officials informed lawmakers on several details of the bill, which will be discussed in the Lower House on October 8.

  • 23/09/2014 | Argentina

    Moody’s: Argentina’s 'decline' a threat to Latin America region

    Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service has warned the South American country can be “harmful” for Latin America, stating Argentina’s economy is in “decline” and qualifying the country as “highly risky.”

  • 23/09/2014 | Argentina

    ‘I tried to rob for my son’s birthday’, says Boca motorcycle thief

    Gastón Aguirre, the person who attempted to rob at gunpoint the backpack of a Canadian tourist in La Boca while being filmed, assured today he tried to bring money to his home in order to celebrate his son's birthday, in statements to a local TV channel.

  • 24/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t says 'blue' dollar climbs 'do not relate to macroeconomic perspectives'

    After the informal rate advanced 27 cents yesterday, following a week of sharp climbs, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich aimed at speculators and stressed that the so called “blue” dollar “cannot be taken as a reference for any transaction because it does not relate to (the country’s) macroeconomic perspectives.”

  • 24/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich aims at G6 group for constitutionality challenge of anti-hoarding law

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich harshly criticized the so called G6 group of Argentina’s top business leaders who have expressed its intention to challenge the constitutionality of the recently passed anti-hoarding law sponsored by the Executive. “It makes no sense,” he said.

  • 24/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't fires back at ATFA, Germany's Finance Minister over debt battle

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that “Germany has always had a hostile stance against Argentina” on the country’s battle against its holdout creditors. He fired back at the latest ad published by the American Task Force Argentina (ATFA) that quoted German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble who had described Argentina as “an example of lack of solidity” last month.

  • 24/09/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou seeks dismissal of false car papers indictment

    Vicepresident Amado Boudou has filed an appeal against his indictment for the purchase of an Honda vehicle in the 90s with fake documents. He reiterated his claim that the crime was commited by the agents in charge of the car’s ownership transfer.

  • 24/09/2014 | Argentina

    Eurnekian: 'If it is in Soros' hand to do something, I think he will'

    Business tycoon Eduardo Eurnekian expressed confidence that billionaire George Soros, who met with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in New York last Monday "may be well positioned to help broker a deal," in reference to the dispute between Argentina and so called vulture funds.

  • 24/09/2014 | Argentina

    INDEC: Recession comes to end with 0.9% growth

    The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has asserted that the Argentine economy grew 0.9 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the previous three month period, overturning a trend of two consecutive quarters of negative growth.

  • 24/09/2014 | Argentina

    Griesa asks Argentina to show why it should not be declared in contempt

    New York district judge Thomas Griesa has asked Argentina to show cause and explain why the country should not be declared in contempt, following its decision not to pay holdout investors full amount for their defaulted bonds as the judge’s ruling ordered on August 8.

  • 25/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't denies encouraging importers to buy US dollars in parallel market

    Following a new record high of the so called “blue” dollar -that closed at 15.95 pesos yesterday-, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich dismissed rumours that the government is encouraging importers to buy foreign currency in the parallel market. "It is a lie, a baseless rumour," he said.

  • 25/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich slams businessmen, bankers for 'seeking to evade gov't control, supervision'

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich rejected claims of currency restrictions in import/export operations and accused “some businessmen and bankers” of "seeking to evade the government’s control and supervision, jeopardizing the quality of life of the Argentine people.”

  • 25/09/2014 | Argentina

    Airlines required to gather further information on passengers

    The government announced that airlines for both commercial and non commercial flights will be required to deliver further information of its passengers to the National Migrations Office, the AFIP tax bureau, Airport Police and Civil Aviation National Administration.

  • 25/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK back home after UN address

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner landed minutes after 10 am in Buenos Aires City Aeroparque airport back from New York, where she addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and Security Council yesterday.

  • 25/09/2014 | Argentina

    Stock exchange dollar, blue-chip rise but 'blue' falls to 15.75 pesos

    The so called "blue" dollar fell back 20 cents today to close at 15.75 pesos, even though the stock exchange dollar rate or MEP was up 23 cents at 14.70, and the blue-chip swap rate increased by 32 cents to close at 14.73 pesos.

  • 25/09/2014 | Argentina

    Nearly 4,000 nationals, residents with Swiss bank accounts targeted by AFIP tax bureau

    AFIP national tax bureau has received from France a list of 3.900 Argentine nationals or residents with accounts in HSBC Bank in Switzerland and now seeks to demand payment for undeclared money.

  • 25/09/2014 | Argentina

    German government seeks distance from ‘vulture struggle’

    Angela Markel’s administration attempted to lower tensions with the Argentine government today, after controversial statements made by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble regarding the so called vulture funds conflict.

  • 26/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich blasts opposition analysts for "creating debt which we all have to pay'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich came on stage today to blast opposition analysts who criticize the national government for the economic situation and accused them of having led the country to a debt status.

  • 26/09/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar rises two cents, 'blue' dollar steadies at 15.75 pesos

    The US dollar traded two cents up today in banks and exchange houses to end at 8.46 pesos, while the informal rate remained steady.

  • 26/09/2014 | Argentina

    Economic activity holds steady in July, INDEC says

    Argentina's economic activity index held steady in July compared with the same month a year earlier, official data showed today, bucking expectations for a slight slowdown in Latin America's third-largest economy.

  • 26/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't posts $609 mln current account surplus in 2nd qtr

    Argentina today reported a current account surplus of $609 million in the second quarter after posting a $3.46 billion deficit in the first three months of 2014.

  • 26/09/2014 | Argentina

    US says ties with Argentina going through 'tough period'

    US Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Roberta Jacobson has said the bilateral relationship with Argentina is going through a “tough period”, while stating the legal battle between the South American country and holdouts is not a political problem but a judicial problem.

  • 27/09/2014 | Argentina

    ‘There will be no future for us if we continue fighting with everyone’, Macri says

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri questioned President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s foreign policy today, and warned that “we can’t continue fighting with everyone.”

  • 28/09/2014 | Argentina

    Binner: 'UNEN-Broad Front is doing very well'

    The leader of the UNEN-Broad Front Hermes Binner said the front is “doing very well, travelling all over the country” and that it will anounce its economic plan on Thursday.

  • 28/09/2014 | Argentina

    Sedronar head Molina criticises anti-drug operations

    The head of the Sedronar anti-drug trafficking office, Juan Carlos Molina openly questioned the Security Ministry drug policies saying it does not lead to the arrest of big traffickers but only of the “little fish”.

  • 29/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich praises 'active policies to sustain consumption, employment levels’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended government policies aimed at “sustaining domestic demand and public investment as a driving force for economic growth and employment level” in a complex international scenario.

  • 29/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t works on criminal law reform to fight ‘blue’ dollar

    The government is pushing a reform in the criminal foreign exchange regime to battle underground exchange houses operations (known as cuevas), said Carlos Gonella, head of the Office of Economic Crime and Money-Laundering (PROCELAC).

  • 29/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich rebukes grain exporters' 'selfish attitudes'

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich harshly criticized grain exporters and the leaders of the Argentinean agricultural sector for “having selfish attitudes” by hoarding grains and not selling months ago.

  • 29/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar falls back to 15.60 pesos; official climbs to 8.49

    The “blue” dollar fell back 15 cents to 15.60 pesos after last week's 75 cents climb. Meanwhile, the US dollar advanced three cents to 8.49 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 29/09/2014 | Argentina

    SMATA says Procreauto credits cut down suspensions by 70% in auto industry

    The Procreauto plan has cut down suspensions by 70% in auto industry and it “dispels the phantom of unenmployment,” the SMATA Mechanics union said in a statement today.

  • 29/09/2014 | Argentina

    Alicia Castro thanks British unions' support in vulture funds battle

    Argentine ambassador to the UK Alicia Castro spoke at the 17th The Communication Workers Union (CWU) Women's Conference in Leeds and thanked British unions for their support in Argentina’s battle against its holdout creditors, the so called vulture funds.

  • 29/09/2014 | Argentina

    Prosecutor asks for three-year prison sentence for Cavallo in 'mega-swap' trial

    Federal Prosecutor Fabiana León has asked the Federal Court for a three-year prison sentence for former Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo in the final stage of the trial for the 2001 “mega-swap” deal.

  • 29/09/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina claims Griesa contempt order 'violates international law'

    The Foreign Ministry has asserted that New York district judge Thomas Griesa's contempt ruling against Argentina is in clear breach of international law, adding that the decision had no practical ramifications against the nation and only served to aid the vulture fund campaign.

  • 29/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't to deposit Par coupon payment tomorrow, central bank source

    The national government will deposit its next interest payment due on its restructured debt tomorrow, a source at the central bank said, in defiance of a US court which blocked such payments until the country pays US hedge funds suing over unpaid bonds.

  • 29/09/2014 | Argentina

    US judge Thomas Griesa declares Argentina in contempt of court

    New York district judge Thomas Griesa has declared Argentina in contempt of court, due to the nation's actions in attempting to change debt jurisdictions as a result of the ongoing judicial conflict with holdout investors presided over by the US magistrate.

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t says Griesa contempt order 'baseless, has no impact’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that US judge Thomas Griesa’s decision to hold Argentina in contempt of court in the country’s longstanding legal battle against its holdout creditors is “baseless” and has “no impact” in the national economy.

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich slams opposition lawmakers for code reform injunctions

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich described opposition lawmakers' decision to file injunctions against the Civil and Commercial Code bill to be discussed tomorrow in Congress as “regrettable” and “contrary to the foundations of the republican system.”

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou in Court to have fingerprints taken

    Vicepresident Boudou arrived at Comodoro Py Federal Court where his fingerprints were taken in the case in which he is indicted for allegedly falsifying public documents of a Honda car purchased in the city of Mar del Plata in 1992.

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    RR Donnelley employees demand judicial authorization to continue working

    Workers of bankrupted RR Donnelley printing company protested today in front of Commercial Court N° 18 in Buenos Aires City’s Recoleta neighbourhood to demand salary payment and to be allowed to continue working as a cooperative enterprise.

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar jumps to 15.70 pesos; formal rate falls back to 8.44 pesos

    The informal rate climbed ten cents to close at 15.70 pesos today, following US Judge Thomas Griesa’s decision to hold Argentina in contempt of court for evading his rulings in the longstanding dispute with the country’s holdout creditors. In the meantime, the US dollar fell back five cents to 8.44 pesos.

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    Government makes Par coupon payment deposit

    The government made a deposit today to comply with the Par coupon interest payment which was due today, in what can be read as a defying stance towards a US court that blocked such payments until the country compensated US hedge funds suing over unpaid bonds.

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    US insists Argentina needs to agree 'with all its bondholders'

    The US State Department has reacted to the letter sent by the Argentine government to Secretary of State John Kerry before yesterday’s ruling, declaring the country in contempt of court. “We are following the situation closely,” a spokesperson from that entity expressed earlier today.

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    ‘If something happens to me, look north’, Cristina warns

    In her first public appearance since the declaration of the country in contempt of court, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner took a hard-line against the US on national broadcast and warned that if “something happens to me, look north”, in a speech delivered from the Women’s Salon, at the Government House.

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    September tax revenue up 37,2%, CFK reveals

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced estimated tax revenue for this month rose 37,2 percent in comparison to the same period last year, reaching 98.5 billion pesos.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    'We make the US responsible for the actions of its powers'

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s claim for the US government to take responsibility for the actions of its judicial branch in Argentina's longstanding legal battle against its holdout creditors.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends Code reform to be discussed at Lower House

    As the Lower House of Congress is set to begin the debate on the bill to reform the country’s  Civil and Commercial Code today, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the bill and denounced “media operations” that “lie”, “misinterpret” the project.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    Government threatens 'speculators' with sanctions

    Following president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s claims of “suspicious movements” involving the dollar informal rates yesterday, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich warned against those who “engage in illegal or speculative actions” saying they must be identified and sanctioned.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    Parallel dollar rates drop sharply as stocks plummet

    The so-called “blue” dollar dropped 10 cents to 15.60 pesos today, while the blue-chip swap rate plunged 84 cents to 14.36 pesos and the stock exchange rate dropped 43 cents to 14.56 pesos as sharp losses on the Buenos Aires stock market pushed the parallel currencies down.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    Opposition lawmakers to file lawsuit against Lower House head over Code reform

    Opposition lawmakers are determined to stop the debate on the reform of the Civil and Commercial Code scheduled for noon today at the Lower House.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    US citizen kidnapped, robbed in BA

    The head of the Mormon Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission, US citizen David Paul Robertson, was kidnapped, robbed, and finally released by armed men that attacked him while he was driving in Ciudadela, in Greater Buenos Aires.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House passes Code reform bill into law

    The Victory Front (FPV) caucus at the Lower House has passed the bill that seeks to reform the nation’s Civil and Commercial Code into law, amid threats by opposition lawmakers who sought to stop the debate and then walked out of the session.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    Court ratifies VP Boudou’s indictment for false car papers

    The Federal Court has ratified its indictment against Vicepresident Amado Boudou for the purchase of an Honda vehicle in 1992 with fake documents. The Court rejected a dismissal appeal filed by Boudou last week.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    CNV launches inspection of Balanza Capital, Banco Mariva

    The National Security Commission (CNV) has launched an inspection of Balanza Capital and Banco Mariva financial agencies, both accused of "suspicious movements" by president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner yesterday in a nationwide broadcast.

  • 01/10/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires shares plunge 8,2%

    Buenos Aires shares today fell 8.2 percent to 11.516,28 units following the news that the Central Bank chief Juan Carlos Fábrega had resigned.

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Vanoli’s mission is to enforce Central Bank's charter’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the mission of recently appointed Central Bank (BCRA) governor Alejandro Vanoli is to enforce the Bank’s charter, guaranteeing and encouraging "an environment that is favourable to economic activity, employment and investment.”

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    Civil Code effective starting January 1, 2016

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich praised the Congressional approval of the Civil and Commercial code reform and explained it will be effective starting January 1, 2016.

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t optimistic about trade balance prospects

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich highlighted Brazilian statistics that reveal a favourable trade balance for Argentina and forecasted an export surplus for the 2014-2015 campaign.

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    Blue-chip swap, stock exchange dollar plunge; 'blue' down at 15.50

    After the resignation of Central Bank chief Juan Carlos Fábrega rocked the local market, the blue-chip swap dollar rate plunged 47 cents to close at 13.89 pesos today, losing 79 cents this week. The stock exchange rate, meanwhile, dropped 56 cents to 14.06 pesos, and the "blue dollar" traded at 15.50 pesos.

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    Inmates break out of Corrientes prison using a spoon

    Four inmates of Correctional 1 in Corrientes City escaped through a tunnel they built using a kitchen spoon. Three of them were captured soon after the break out but one managed to flee.

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    BA stock market sinks 7.1% after Fábrega quits

    A day after Juan Carlos Fábrega stepped down as Central Bank’s governor, investors expressed their pesimism as Buenos Aires City stock market plunged 7.1% to 10,703.32 points today.

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    Government submits Vanoli's appointment bill to Congress

    The government last night submitted the designation of Alejandro Vanoli as new Central Bank governor to the Upper House to be discussed. 

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    CNV sanctions Mariva Bank following CFK accusations

    The CNV securities regulator has suspended Mariva Bursátil S.A., one of the two financial institutions accused of “suspicious movements” by president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Tuesday that were inspected by the CNV and the Office of Economic Crime and Money-Laundering (PROCELAC) yesterday.

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina stocks tumble in Wall Street

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Our political project must reinvent itself', Cristina says

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has admitted that her political project “must reinvent itself permanently.” as she unveiled a new housing program in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires province.

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    New head of Argentine Central Bank Vanoli meets CFK, Kicillof

    In his first activity since his designation as the new chief of the Argentine Central Bank, Alejandro Vanoli met President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof in Olivos.

  • 03/10/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof's man appointed new CNV chief

    Cristian Girard was appointed today as the new head of the CNV (National Values Commission) in replacement of Alejandro Vanoli who was designated Central Bank governor.

  • 03/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich assures Argentina will meet debt payments comfortably

    Amid a legal battle with vulture funds and US judge Griesa's rulings blocking Argentina's payments to creditors, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today assured next debt payment deadlines will be met while predicting a drop in the level of indebtment until 2023.

  • 03/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar plunges 20 cents to 15.30 pesos; blue-chip swap rate jumps

    In a week marked by sharp falls of the parallel dollar rates, amid fears of further controls in the city, the so called blue dollar which trades in the informal market ended 20 cents lower to 15.30 pesos. The blue-chip swap rate climbed one unit and 10 cents, closing at 15 pesos after opening 11 cents down.

  • 03/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't reacts to SC chief Lorenzetti's remarks

    The government today reacted to yesterday's remarks made by the president of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzetti, in a speech delivered during a conference of judges in the coastal city of Mar del Plata.

  • 04/10/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires Justicialist Party gathers and sends message of ‘unity’

    Among three pre-presidential candidates and mayors from different districts, the Buenos Aires Justicialist Party sent a message of unity during a meeting in Tandil.

  • 06/10/2014 | Argentina

    'BCRA seeks to stimulate savings in pesos, credit capacity'

    Ahead of a meeting between recently-appointed Central Bank (BCRA) head Alejandro Vanoli with Argentine bankers, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich refused to disclose the topics to be discussed but he pointed out that the BCRA seeks to “stimulate savings in pesos” and to encourage an “increase in credit capacity.”

  • 06/10/2014 | Argentina

    Two new key officials appointed at BCRA

    Following Juan Carlos Fábrega replacement as Central Bank (BCRA) governor by Alejandro Vanoli last week, the government has made more changes, naming two men close to Economy Minister Axel Kicillof as Central Bank’s superintendent and deputy superintendent.

  • 06/10/2014 | Argentina

    Parallel dollar rates fall sharply on control fears

    The blue-chip swap rate continued last week's decline and plunged 83 cents to 14.17 pesos. Meanwhle, the "blue" dollar traded 35 cents lower at 14.95 pesos today after losing another 20 cents on Friday, amid growing pressure on the foreign currency and tighter controls in the parallel market.


  • 06/10/2014 | Argentina

    US Judge Griesa orders Argentina to reinstate BoNY

    US Judge Thomas Griesa has ordered Argentina to reinstate the Bank of New York Mellon (BoNY) as trustee and “reverse the steps taken” with the approval of the Sovereign Payment law that replaced it with Nación Fideicomisos.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    IMF supports reforms for more orderly sovereign debt restructurings

    "The IMF is engaged in a number of reforms designed to reduce the costs of sovereign debt restructurings—for the benefit of debtors, creditors, and the system more generally," the Fund said today.

  • 06/10/2014 | Argentina

    Ex Minister Cavallo acquitted in ‘Mega-swap’ trial

    Former Economy minister Domingo Cavallo was acquitted in the trial for the 2001 “mega-swap” deal. The Federal Oral Court found him not guilty of carrying out “negotiations incompatible with public office” and the verdict will be announced on October, 17.

  • 06/10/2014 | Argentina

    Castro slams 'vulture funds' in UK trade unionist conference

    Alicia Castro, the Argentine ambassador in the United Kingdom, has fiercely criticised the conduct of holdout investors during an address to British umbrella trade union UNITE.

  • 07/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Problems not structural, caused by transition'

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich criticised economists who question the government’s economic policies. He acknowledged that Argentina is facing “problems caused by a transition stage” but stressed that there are no structural problems threatening the country's economy.

  • 07/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar ends 25 cents down at 14.70 pesos

    The informal rate sank 25 cents to 14.70 pesos today after falling 35 cents yesterday on fears of further controls by the government. The official US dollar also lost value, trading two cents down at 8.47 pesos in banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 07/10/2014 | Argentina

    CFK enacts new Civil and Commercial Code, explains foreign currency contract rules

    After receiving Congressional approval last week, the new Civil and Commercial Code was enacted by president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in a ceremony at the Museum of the Bicentennial.

  • 07/10/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou a step away from trial

    Federal Prosecutor Guillermo Marijuán has formally requested Judge Claudio Bonadío that Vicepresident Amado Boudou is brought to trial for allegedly faking the papers of a car bought in 1992. The judge has put an end to the preliminary investigation stage.

  • 07/10/2014 | Argentina

    De La Rúa: 'My administration would have kept us safe from vulture funds'

    Former president Fernando De La Rúa defended the 2001 “mega-swap” bond exchange saying his economic policies would have kept the country safe from vulture funds.

  • 07/10/2014 | Argentina

    INDEC: Tourist numbers up 20.9% in September

    A total of 444,200 foreign tourists entered Argentina during the month of August, INDEC figures revealed, showing a growth of 20.9 percent in visits to the country compared to the same period in 2013.

  • 08/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't rejects IMF forecasts

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich bluntly rejected the 1.7% drop in Argentina’s economy this year anticipated by the International Monetary Fund. “We completely disagree with these forecasts,” he stated and pointed out that the government estimates a 0.5% growth.

  • 08/10/2014 | Argentina

    Informal rate drops to 14.65 pesos; US dollar up at 8.48 pesos

    The informal rate was five cents lower at 14.65 pesos today, trading at its lowest level in three weeks. Meanwhile, the US dollar rose a cent to 8.48 pesos today in Buenos Aires city banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 08/10/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House debates 2015 Budget bill

    The Lower House of Congress began to discuss the 2015 Budget bill today. Ruling Victory Front party (FPV) has the numbers to give the project the green light. Despite opposition parties’ rejection, the bill is expected to receive approval and move to the Senate.

  • 08/10/2014 | Argentina

    Senate to vote Hydrocarbons law

    The Senate debated the bill to reform the Hydrocarbons law today, which is expected to be approved around midnight despite opposition blocs’ rejection.

  • 08/10/2014 | Argentina

    Alleged terrorist arrested for threatening Jewish Community Center

    A 57-year-old man was detained today in an internet café in Buenos Aires City accused of issuing a bomb threat against local Sociedad Hebraica Argentina (SHA) Jewish Community Center.

  • 08/10/2014 | Argentina

    YPF signs u$s 1 billion deal with Russia's Gazprom

    State-owned petroleum company YPF has reached a u$s 1 billion deal with Russia’s Gazprom for gas exploration and production, Argentina’s Industry Minister Débora Giorgi announced.

  • 08/10/2014 | Argentina

    AFSCA approves forced Clarín Media Law reorganization

    The AFSCA's board of directors approved today its own model for the reorganization of Grupo Clarín in line with the Media Law, after rejecting the group’s proposal due to alleged irregularities. The vote was passed with five members in favour and two abstentions.

  • 08/10/2014 | Argentina

    Weather alert launched as heavy BA storms arrive

    The National Meteorological Service has warned against heavy storms which are expected to hit the City and Greater Buenos Aires, with heavy rains forecast starting on Wednesday night until Thursday.

  • 09/10/2014 | Argentina

    Senate approves Hydrocarbons law

    The Senate gave its approval to the bill to reform the Hydrocarbons law by 38 votes in favour, 28 against and two abstentions. The project has now moved to the Lower House, despite opposition blocs’ unanimous rejection.

  • 09/10/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House gives green light to 2015 Budget

    The Lower House of Congress has given next year’s Budget bill its first round of approvals today with 133 votes in favour and112 against. Ruling Victory Front party (FPV) had the numbers to give the project the green light in spite of opposition parties’ rejection.

  • 09/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Media conglomerates do not respect freedom of speech, extort governments’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich backed AFSCA media watchdog plan to downsize Clarín group and accused the media outlet of having refused to comply with the Broadcast Media Law for the past four years. “When media ownership is concentrated in monopolies there is no freedom of speech, there is only a one-way message from power groups,” he stressed.

  • 09/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't seeks to boost grain exports

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said the government continues to negotiate with grain exporters in order to “ensure the predictability of (grain) sales” and said the goal is to achieve grain exports levels of at least u$s 5,700 millions, as in 2012.

  • 09/10/2014 | Argentina

    Blue-chip swap rate sinks 31 cents; 'blue' dollar up to 14.83 pesos

    The “blue” chip swap rate plunged another 31 cents to close at 13.46 pesos today, following a massive 50-cent drop yesterday. Meanwhile, the “blue” dollar was up by 18 cents to 14.83 pesos after falling five cents yesterday, reaching its lowest level in three weeks amid growing fear of tighter government controls in the illegal market.

  • 09/10/2014 | Argentina

    CFK, Putin announce RT to be included in TDA channel listing

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has held a videoconference with her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, during a rally in Santa Cruz province to launch the new Federal Audience Meassuring System, and announced the inclusion of the Russian news network Russia Today (RT) in the Open Digital Television (TDA) channel listing.

  • 09/10/2014 | Argentina

    UIA study claims industrial output fall of 4.9% in August

    The Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) has registered a fall of 4.9 percent in industrial activity in August, in comparison with the same period of 2013; this represents its sixth straight fall and a 2,9 percent decline for the first eight months of 2014.

  • 10/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't blasts Rural Society leaders for having 'double standards'

    The national government today criticized the Argentine Rural Society (SRA) leaders for not attending the G6 business group meeting called this week and accused them of having "double standards."

  • 29/04/2014 | Argentina

    Vulture Funds prefer debt negotiation with Scioli, Massa, Macri

    Elliot Management Hedge Fund warned today that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administration refuses to negotiate a solution over debt in default, stating that they would prefer to seek a solution with the head of state's successor in 2015.

  • 30/04/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar lower, official rate trades steady

    In the last trading session of the month heading for the long weekend holiday, the US dollar closed steady at 8.01 pesos. Greenbacks in the informal market were five cents lower at 10.55 pesos.

  • 30/04/2014 | Argentina

    Daniel Scioli against return of mandatory military service

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli has rejected the proposal to re-establish mandatory military service, supported by his Security Minister Alejandro Granados. “The civic service that we need to provide the youth with is that of education, sports, culture and microcredits,” the governor said.

  • 30/04/2014 | Argentina

    CFK asks workers to 'support the industrial development model'

    In the wake of Labour Day, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner asked Argentinean workers “to behave in a way that helps to sustain the industrial development model”.

  • 30/04/2014 | Argentina

    Senate passes unregistered work bill

    The Upper House today gave unanimous approval to the Promotion of Registered Work and Prevention of Labour Fraud bill, which proposes a series of sanctions and reductions for employer contributions to fight against unregistered employment figures.

  • 30/04/2014 | Argentina

    US sees progress in talks between Argentina and IMF, ICSID

    Roberta Jacobson, head of the Latin America division at the State Department, argued the US “has been encouraging” Argentina to resolve the disputes with the ICSID, while admitting that “progress has been made.”

  • 01/05/2014 | Argentina

    Price rises in gas, trains, flights and cigarettes

    May begins with bad news for consumers: tariff increases for trains and domestic flights tickets and rises on cigarettes and gas prices, ranging from 4% to 100% in the case of train tariffs.

  • 01/05/2014 | Argentina

    Labour Day Holiday to lure 800,000 to tourist destinations

    The long weekend started today, on Labour Day, with intense traffic in Argentine routes. The Ministry of Tourism expects 800,000 tourists to travel across the country in the 4-day holiday.

  • 02/05/2014 | Argentina

    Nine killed in multiple car accident in San Pedro

    Nine people died today, following a multiple car accident at San Pedro locality, Buenos Aires province.

  • 03/05/2014 | Argentina

    UNEN Broad Front referents reject alliance with Pro party

    UNEN Broad Front representatives signed today a public document where they proclaimed the rejection of a future political alliance with the Pro party, before the upcoming presidential elections of 2015.

  • 04/05/2014 | Argentina

    Down with poverty’s deadliest foe

    By James Neilson

    At fairly regular intervals, benevolent middle-class Argentines discover that many of their compatriots are poor, very poor. The startling news always shocks them. They then, like Galeano in his previous incarnation, proceed to put the blame for this unhappy state of affairs on whoever or whatever they dislike most.

  • 04/05/2014 | World

    Argentina signs cooperation agreement with US DEA

    The Argentine government has signed a series of cooperation agreements with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). in order to combat the presence of narcotics trafficking gangs in the country.

  • 05/05/2014 | Argentina

    Government pledges to closely monitor abusive interest rates

    Asked about excessive interest rates in personal credit lines in the financial market, the cabinet chief pointed out –like he had done last week- that the government is analyzing policies to regulate the sector.

  • 05/05/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.01 pesos; 'blue' lower

    The US dollar closed steady today at 8.01 pesos on the first Business day and after the Labour Day long weekend. The official exchange rate has remained unchanged since March 31.

  • 05/05/2014 | Argentina

    Quilmes mayor strikes deal with Moyano over garbage collection dispute

    Quilmes mayor Francisco “Barba” Gutiérrez confirmed an agreement has been reached with trade union heavyweight and CGT Azopardo leader Hugo Moyano in the dispute over the termination of the municipality contract with waste management company Covelia.

  • 05/05/2014 | Argentina

    Car sales plunge 25% in April

    Car sales plunged 35 percent in April accumulating a 18 percent drop so far 2014, the Argentine Association of Car Dealers (ACARA) reported today.

  • 05/05/2014 | Argentina

    INDEC: Salary Index up 2.9%

    The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has revealed that the so-called Salary Index which tracks earnings was up 2.91 percent in March, compared to the same month in 2013.

  • 06/05/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina's polio immunization coverage 'satisfactory'

    Following an alert issued by the World Health Organization on Monday over the international spread of wild poliovirus, the Buenos Aires province Health Assistance Director Luis Crovetto brought calm to society here saying Argentina had "satisfactory immunization coverage” against the disease.

  • 06/05/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.01 pesos

    The US dollar closed unchanged today in BA City banks and main foreign exchange offices at 8.01 pesos. Meanwhile, the so called “blue” dollar rose five cents, selling at 10.55 pesos.

  • 06/05/2014 | Argentina

    Macri about CFK: 'In her rhetoric, inflation is not a serious issue'

    BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri revealed details of his recent phone conversations with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and said she belittled the importance of cost of living increases. “In her rhetoric, inflation is not a serious issue,” PRO party leader said.

  • 07/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't: 'Massa’s mayors re-election project not a substantive issue'

    Asked about opposition leader Sergio Massa’s project to limit the number of terms mayors can be in office, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said it is “part of a public debate but not a substantive issue.” BA province Governor Daniel Scioli, meanwhile, considered the plan was not among people's priorities.

  • 07/05/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar remains steady at 8.01 pesos; 'blue' rises sharply

    The US dollar closed steady today at 8.01 pesos in banks and exchange offices in the city, remaining unchanged, while the parallel so-called "blue" dollar  was 15 cents higher today at 10.70 pesos.

  • 07/05/2014 | Argentina

    Parodi swears in as new Culture Minister

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has sworn singer Teresa Parodi in as the new Minister of Culture, in a ceremony held this afternoon at the Government House, Buenos Aires City.

  • 08/05/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs one cent, 'blue' at 10.73 pesos

    The US dollar closed one cent higher in Buenos Aires banks and main foreign exchange offices at 8.02 pesos. Meanwhile, greenbacks in the informal market climbed three cents to 10.73 pesos.

  • 09/05/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar ends steady at 8.02 pesos, 'blue' lower at 10.70

    The US dollar remained unchanged at 8.02 pesos in BA City banks and foreign exchange offices. Greenbacks in the informal market closed at 10.70 after Wednesday's 15-cent surge.

  • 09/05/2014 | Argentina

    Power companies report millionaire losses in first trimester

    Key power companies Edenor and Edesur responsible for the distribution of energy in Buenos Aires province, presented their balances for the first trimester of 2014, reporting multi-million peso losses.

  • 11/05/2014 | Argentina

    Electoral anxiety

    By Martín Gambarotta

    Argentina is full of uncertainties. But one thing is certain. By the end of 2015 the nation will not have Fernández de Kirchner as head of state. This, understandably, makes the rest of Argentina’s heavyweight politicos very restless.

  • 11/05/2014 | Argentina

    Military/cultural clouds on the horizon

    By Mempo Giardinelli

    It neither can nor should be denied that many citizens who support the government have in recent times felt a certain concern over decisions or measures which they judge to be misconceived. Since these issues arousing concern are not superficial and the doubts appear over certain paths about which it is difficult to agree, this matter merits some reflection.

  • 12/05/2014 | Argentina

    Spin required

    By Andrés Federman

    To say that the US and Argentine governments do not see eye to eye on the ways and means of dealing with the challenge of drug trafficking is more than an understatement.

  • 12/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't on Paris Club talks: 'We can't release information on strategy'

    In his daily press briefing in Government House, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich refused to release further details on the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration's strategy in upcoming negotiations with Paris Club creditors.

  • 12/05/2014 | Argentina

    IMF recommends cuts in energy subsidies

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has suggested that Argentina could benefit from cutting public spending destined for subsidies on energy costs, stating that such policies are "very costly and distort economic activity."

  • 12/05/2014 | Argentina

    Randazzo slams 'extorsive attitude' of striking Sarmiento rail workers

    In a press conference to address the strike on the Sarmiento railway today, Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo criticised what he described as an “absolutely extorsive attitude” from workers lead by Railway union head Rubén Sobrero.

  • 13/05/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich rebuffs IMF suggestion to cut energy subsidies

    Asked about the report released yesterday that suggested that Argentina could benefit from cutting public spending destined for subsidies on energy costs, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected the Fund’s “typically orthodox and exclusive perspective”.

  • 13/05/2014 | Argentina

    Federal Court ratifies YPF-Chevron deal investigation

    Federal Court second chamber ratified a previous ruling, and ordered the advance of the investigation of the agreement signed between state own oil company YPF and Chevron Corporation.

  • 14/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t says Chevron deal investigation aims to ‘affect the country’s strategic interests”

    Asked about Federal Court order to investigate into the agreement signed between state-owned oil company YPF and Chevron Corporation, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich considered the reactivation of the case “strange” and said there are foreign and local agents “trying to break the government’s credibility.”

  • 14/05/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 8.05 pesos

    The US dollar closed one and a half cents higher today in banks and exchange offices, selling at 8.50 pesos. The so called "blue" dollar, meanwhile, was five cents lower at 10.75 pesos in the informal market.

  • 14/05/2014 | Argentina

    Union protests prompt traffic chaos in the City

    A march called by dissident CGT unions headed by Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo was playing havoc with traffic today in the City.

  • 14/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK announces 40% child benefit rise

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced this afternoon a 40 percent increase to child benefit, during a national broadcast delivered at Government House.

  • 14/05/2014 | Argentina

    Scientists unearth unique dinosaur in Argentina

    Scientists in Argentina today announced the discovery of the fossilized remains of a unique member of the famous long-necked, plant-munching dinosaurs known as sauropods, the largest land creatures in Earth's history.

  • 15/05/2014 | Argentina

    The darkest stag night

    By Michael Soltys

    The neologism “stagflation” is not an Argentine invention (apparently it was coined almost half a century ago by Britain’s Conservative Party to convey their perception of what Harold Wilson’s Labour government was then inflicting on the British economy) but perhaps few countries are more naturally prone to falling into its vicious circles.

  • 15/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t praises US IMF nominee remarks on Vulture Funds case

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised remarks made by the nominee to represent the US on the International Monetary Fund's executive board, Mark Sobel, who said that a US Court ruling favorable to Vulture Funds might “alter the order and predictability” of debt restructuring processes.

  • 15/05/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 8.07 pesos; 'blue' climbs to 10.90 pesos

    The US dollar ended higher today at 8.07 pesos in banks and exchange offices in the City after the Central Bank intervened in the exchange market to halt its rise.

  • 15/05/2014 | Argentina

    Church document on violence is not meant "against the gov't", spokesman says

    Episcopate spokesman Jorge Oesterheld stressed that the Episcopal document released last week about “violence” in Argentina is not meant “against the government”.

  • 15/05/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof on family allowances: ‘We need to distribute to grow’

    In a joint press conference with ANSES executive director Diego Bossio, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof discussed the Presidential announcement on a 40% increase in child welfare benefits and pointed out the importance “to distribute in order to grow".

  • 15/05/2014 | Argentina

    Federal Court declares Argentina-Iran memo unconstitutional

    Judges in the First Court of the Federal Chamber upheld today the injunction filed by local Jewish community organizations, and ruled that the memorandum of understanding signed between Argentina and Iran on January 2013 went against the Argentine constitution.

  • 15/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK receives church authorities in Olivos

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held today a meeting with key clerical representatives in Olivos, following terse exchanges between the two sides as a result of an Episcopal document which affirmed the nation was "sick with violence".

  • 16/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't confirms will appeal court ruling on Iran deal

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today ratified the government will appeal a court ruling which declared the Memorandum signed between the Argentine and Iranian governments on the AMIA attack probe unconstitutional.

  • 16/05/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar ends steady at 8.07 pesos; 'blue' higher at 11.05

    The US dollar ended steady today at 8.07 pesos in banks and exchange offices of the City, after raising five cents this week.

  • 16/05/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof, Giorgi meet with automotive executives

    Industry Minister Débora Giorgi and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof held a meeting today with representatives of the automotive sector to analyze the situation of the sector such as the drop in exports, mainly to the Brazilian market.

  • 17/05/2014 | World

    North Sea oil giant’s turn to celebrate 200

    By Michael Soltys
    Today Norway celebrates its bicentennial almost four years after Argentina — marking the 1814 Constitution (Europe’s oldest constitution still in existence) which Norwegians see as the real birth of nation-building, according to Ambassador Janne Julsrud.

  • 17/05/2014 | Argentina

    CELS denounces ‘serious irregularities’ in Milani investigation

    The Centre for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), warned today from “serious irregularities” in the investigation of Army Chief César Milani, suspected of alleged crimes against humanity during the last dictatorship.

  • 18/05/2014 | Argentina

    Carrio will 'almost certainly' run in presidential primaries

    National lawmaker Elisa Carrio has declaredthat  she will “almost certainly” present her candidacy in the Broad Front Unen primary elections to run for next year’s presidential elections.

  • 19/05/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich on Milani case: ‘No one is obstructing the process’

    Asked about the ongoing judicial investigation against Army Chief César Milani for crimes against humanity, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich pointed out Argentina's Judicial independence and stated that the government "is not obstructing or interrupting the process".

  • 19/05/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar unchanged, 'blue' soars in value

    The US dollar closed unchanged today at banks and exchange offices at 8.07 pesos, while the parallel 'blue' currency saw a steep rise, trading 25 cents up at 11.30 pesos after the weekend.

  • 19/05/2014 | Argentina

    Pope's collaborator calls 'not to look for conflict' between Church, Gov't

    One of the Pope’s closest collaborator, Argentine Guillermo Karcher, said “there is no reason to look for causes for conflict” in the Episcopal document released last week about “violence” in Argentina.

  • 19/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK postpones official event to visit her hospitalized mother

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner postponed the inauguration of new formations for Sarmiento railway scheduled for this afternoon to accompany her mother, Ofelia Wilhelm, who underwent surgery.

  • 19/05/2014 | Argentina

    'There is prejudice against the poor'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof addressed the effects of the recently announced 40%  increase in child welfare benefits (AUH) in the country’s economy and stressed the existence of “prejudice against the poor” among the programme's critics.

  • 19/05/2014 | Argentina

    INDEC: Unemployment up to 7.1%

    The INDEC statistics bureau has revealed that unemployment rates rose in the first three months of 2014, reaching a total of 7.1 percent of the population.

  • 20/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t praises unemployment decrease, says no 'job destruction'

    The cabinet chief has referred to the 0.8-point decline in unemployment in the first trimestre of 2014, saying there has been “no destruction of jobs” or an increase in the number of people looking for a job.

  • 20/05/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar soars to 11.70 pesos

    A surge in demand in the informal market took the so called “blue” dollar 40 cents higher to 11.70 pesos, following yesterday’s 25-cent hike. The American currency was one cent up in BA City banks and exchange offices.

  • 20/05/2014 | Argentina

    Duhalde: ‘Scioli is the Francis of politics’

    Former President Eduardo Duhalde described BA province Governor Daniel Scioli as “the Francis of politics” referring to the Argentine Pope, and highlighted Scioli’s non-confrontation spirit.

  • 20/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: We are recovering Argentina's heritage

    President Kirchner led the inauguration of the new Justice and Human Rights Ministry, at the South Waterfront in Buenos Aires City, highlighting the recovery of national assets over the last 10 years.

  • 21/05/2014 | Argentina

    Government slams ‘speculative strategies from financial groups’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the country’s “favorable economic performance” and accused “financial agents” of developing “speculative strategies” that aim to create uncertainty.

  • 21/05/2014 | Argentina

    Clinics and hospitals go on national strike

    Clinics and hospitals and diagnostic centers unions -ADECRA and CEDIM- are on a 24-hour national strike, demanding an increase in pre-paid medical cover fees.

  • 21/05/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar climbs to 11.90 pesos

    After hitting 11.70 pesos yesterday, the informal dollar kept climbing today. The so called "blue" currency hit 11.90 pesos, 20 cents higher than its last close.

  • 21/05/2014 | Argentina

    YPF confirms discovery of Chubut oil, gas deposits

    YPF oil company head, Miguel Galuccio, revealed today the finding of unconventional deposits of hydrocarbons in Chubut province, during a meeting with local governor Martín Buzzi.

  • 22/05/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.075 pesos, 'blue' falls to 11.80

    The US dollar traded steady at 8.075 pesos in BA City banks and exchange offices while the blue chip swap rate and the MEP dollar traded lower at 10.77 and 11.30 pesos respectively.

  • 22/05/2014 | Argentina

    Pope Francis calls Argentineans to build 'constructive dialogue'

    In the wake of the 204th anniversary of the May Revolution Pope Francis urged Argentineans to work towards “a peaceful cohabitation” and to build “a constructive dialogue” in a letter addressed to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 23/05/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' plunges 43 cents to 11.37 pesos; official dollar climbs to 8.08 pesos

    The black market dollar’s climb of the past business days has been halted as it plunged to 11.37 pesos. On Thursday, it ended 10 cents lower although accumulating an 80 cent rise during the week.

  • 23/05/2014 | Argentina

    Wind chill factor hits lowest mark at 3.6°, snowfall alert issued for Northwest

    A month ahead of the beginning of winter in Argentina, freezing temperatures have already started to hit, marking the lowest wind chill factor mark of the year at 3.6 C°.

  • 25/05/2014 | Argentina

    Poli appeals for dialogue as CFK attends Tedeum ceremony

    Archbishop of Buenos Aires Mario Poli invoked the spirit of Pope Francis in an impassioned plea for dialogue, as he headed a Tedeum ceremony commemorating the May Revolution with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in attendance for the first time since 2006.

  • 25/05/2014 | Argentina

    Cristina reads peace prayer in Tedeum

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returned to BA City Cathedral for the Tedeum ceremony commemorating the May Revolution for the first time in eight years and read the “peace prayer” visibly moved.

  • 26/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't defends 'Fútbol para todos' programme

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to opposition lawmaker Graciela Ocaña's accusations of discretionary spending in “Fútbol para todos” programme. “I find it hard to see the existence of a possible crime,” he said and bashed opposition critics for “never going after media conglomerates”.

  • 26/05/2014 | Argentina

    Bus drivers go on strike next Wednesday

    UTA Transport Union leader Roberto Fernández confirmed a 24-hour strike for Wednesday in short, medium and long distance buses, to demand a wage increase of over 30%.

  • 26/05/2014 | Argentina

    Randazzo calls UTA for 'logic and common sense'

    Transport and Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo called UTA Transport Union leaders for “logic and common sense” after the announcement of a 24-hour short,medium and long distance bus strike for next Wednesday.

  • 26/05/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar remains steady at 8.08 pesos; 'blue' higher

    The US dollar remained unchanged today in banks and exchange offices at 8.08 pesos on a thin volume day due to a national which kept US markets closed.

  • 26/05/2014 | Argentina

    Granados says fight against crime is 'significantly improving'

    Buenos Aires province Security Minister Alejandro Granados has asserted that since the security emergency was declared, "the numbers" in the fight against crime "are significantly improving".

  • 26/05/2014 | Argentina

    ECLAC, ILO praise AUH impact on poverty, child labour reduction

    The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) and International Labour Organization (ILO) flatly rejected that Argentina’s Universal Child Benefit (AUH) worked as an incentive for beneficiary not to look for jobs and praised its impact on poverty and child labour reduction.

  • 26/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't sues parents of graffiti vandal

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends Aerolíneas: ‘Recalde has done an outstanding job’

    Jorge Capitanich praised the performance of Argentina's flag carrier, saying its CEO Mariano Recalde “has done an outstanding job.” Asked about a report by the National Audit Office that dennounces irregularities and lack of management control in the state-run company, he said it was a “deliberate political strategy by opposition leaders.”

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t meets with bus drivers to prevent strike

    The government met with bus drivers in an effort to solve the ongoing wage dispute and try to prevent the walkout announced for tomorrow by UTA Transport Union.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar jumps to 11.75 pesos

    The so called “blue” dollar that trades in the informal market climbed 25 cents to 11.75 pesos for sellers, pushed by the blue-chip swap dollar and the stock exchange dollar rates which traded at 11.05 pesos and 11.38 pesos respectively.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    De la Sota does not rule out presidential bid

    Cordoba province governor José Manuel De la Sota confirmed once again his presidential aspirations and dismissed an alliance with Sergio Massa as his vice-presidential candidate. “If no other candidate proposes the type of project that I want for the country, I will run [in 2015 elections],” he said.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    'The strike is on,' UTA Transport Union leader warns

    After an urgent meeting convened by the government, UTA Transport Union head Roberto Fernández ratified the general strike announced for tomorrow in short, medium and long distance buses.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK inaugurates train monitoring unit in Retiro

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, accompanied by Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo, led the inauguration of a train monitoring unit in Retiro, Buenos Aires City.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    Berni: Engine failure presumed cause of crash

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni confirmed five people lost their lives in a tragic small aircraft crash in the Río de la Plata, while affirming that a failure in the plane's engine could have caused the fatal accident.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    UTA Transport Union lifts bus strike after mandatory conciliation

    The Labour Ministry headed by Carlos Tomada ordered mandatory conciliation in response to the Argentine Transport Union (UTA), which had vowed to stop public bus services to demand wage rises.

  • 28/05/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'We seek the best possible agreement with Paris Club'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to Economy Minister Axel Kicillof's meeting in Paris with Argentina’s Paris Club creditors. “The negotiation is complex,” Capitanich said and stressed that the government seeks “the best possible agreement”.

  • 28/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t aims to prevent bank workers' strike

    In his daily press briefing, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the progress made in negotiations with UTA Transport Union that allowed to prevent a national strike initially announced for today and said the government is making similar efforts to try to avert the walkout that bank workers have planned for tomorrow.

  • 28/05/2014 | Argentina

    Bodies removed from Río de la Plata plane

    Uruguayan emergency workers have removed the final two bodies which remained inside the wreckage of a light aircraft which yesterday crashed into the Río de la Plata delta, leaving five Argentine citizens dead and four injured.

  • 28/05/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof kicks off Paris Club negotiations

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today met with members of the Paris Club group of creditors in a marathon summit, in which the restructuring of Argentine debt was discussed.

  • 28/05/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 8.09; 'blue' climbs five cents

    The US dollar closed half a cent up at 8.09 pesos in banks and exchange offices of the City while the "blue" dollar rose five cents to 11.80 pesos after climbing 25 cents yesterday, pushed by the stock exchange and the blue-chip swap rates which rose 39 cents.

  • 28/05/2014 | Argentina

    France okays extraditon of dictatorship-era police officer

    A French court has upheld a request filed by Argentina to extradite ex police officer Mario Sandoval accused of crimes against humanity committed during the South American country’s last military-civil dictatorship. Sandoval has been charged with 601 cases of human rights violations but will only be prosecuted over the forced disappearance of Hernán Abriata.

  • 28/05/2014 | Argentina

    Russia invites Argentina to BRICS summit, ratifies support in Malvinas case

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman met in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Sergi Lavrov who confirmed a formal invitation to Argentina to take part in a BRICS summit to be held in Brazil next month. The Kremlin also ratified its support to Buenos Aires in its long-standing dispute against the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands.

  • 28/05/2014 | Argentina

    Buzzi to propose farmers walkout

    The head of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA), Eduardo Buzzi said he will take a proposal for a national strike to the anti-government farming sectors gathered in the Mesa de Enlace alliance to denounce the “serious” situation of farmers and the lack of dialogue with the federal government.

  • 28/05/2014 | Argentina

    Fábrega to cut rates if prices go down

    Central Bank president Juan Carlos Fábrega assured foreign reserve levels would stay at around 28 billion dollars by the end of this year, and revealed he would lower rates if prices rises continued to slow down.

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't clinches debt repayment deal with Paris Club

    Argentina reached an agreement with creditor nations on repaying overdue debts, in a landmark deal that should open up much-needed international financing for the country. The Paris Club of creditors said the agreement will allow Argentina to clear over five years arrears that stood at $9.7 billion at the end of April.

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

    'The agreement was made without IMF's involvement'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich pointed out that the agreement reached with Paris Club was made without any active involvement from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He stressed that this is the first time that the Fund “was not part of the conditionalities in the negotiation process” and said it will not monitor the agreement’s compliance either.

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich on BRICS summit: 'Russia's invitation leads the way towards effective participation'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the Russian invitation to Argentina to attend a summit of the so called BRICS countries next month in Brazil and said it “leads the way towards [Argentina’s] effective participation” in the bloc.

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar lower at 11.70 pesos

    The "blue" dollar which trades in the informal market was 10 cents lower today at 11.70 pesos amid few transactions in the market due to a bankers' strike.

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

    France praises Argentina for 'normalizing its relations with creditors'

    French Finance Minister Michel Sapin praised Argentina’s agreement with Paris Club creditors, saying it highlights the country’s effort to “normalize its relations with creditors.”

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina will turn to int'l funding 'for the future of Argentines'

    President Kirchner praised the agreement reached with Paris Club creditors and said that the government will now turn to international credit markets to finance “infrastructure, development, and technology.”

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: We reached an agreement without IMF intervention

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner expressed her delight at reaching an agreement with the Paris Club without International Monetary Fund (IMF) intervention, while defending Argentina's record in honouring debt commitments.

  • 30/05/2014 | Argentina

    IMF 's Lagarde: 'Deal could help Argentina normalise its situation'

    International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde today welcomed the debt deal Argentina has reached with the Paris Club.

  • 30/05/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar plunges 30 cents to 11.40 on low demand

    The blue dollar or informal rate dropped 30 cents today to trade at 11.40 pesos due to lower demand of greenbacks and pushed by the blue-chip swap rate which was also down at 11 pesos.

  • 30/05/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina appeals ruling which declared Iran deal 'unconstitutional'

    The government has appealed a ruling which had declared the Memorandum of Understanding sealed between Argentina and Iran “unconstitutional.”

  • 31/05/2014 | Argentina

    Macri, Carrio and Sanz meet rural representatives

    FAU leader Elisa Carrio, Radical Civic Union senator Ernesto Sanz and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri met today with representatives of the Argentine Rural Confederation in Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos, and discussed agricultural policies.

  • 01/06/2014 | Argentina

    Cobos rejects electoral alliance with Macri

    Mendoza lawmaker Julio Cobos dismissed the possibility of an electoral alliance with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri for the 2015 presidential elections and stressed that his efforts are aimed to increase UNEN-Broad Front’s representation.

  • 01/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't hopeful that US Supreme Court will take Vulture Fund case

    The deputy Economy minister Emmanuel Álvarez has affirmed that the government has high hopes that the United States Supreme Court will intervene in Argentina's long-running legal battle with holdout investors, dubbed 'Vulture Funds', over debt defaulted on in 2001.

  • 02/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't on alleged leaked memo: 'We said all we had to say in Court'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich refused to give further details on an alleged leaked legal memo which would advise the government on a plan to restructure Argentina’s bonds outside the reach of US courts if the Supreme Court does not take the case against holdout investors, the so called Vulture Funds. “The document was leaked without consent,” he stressed.

  • 02/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 8.10 pesos

    The US dollar closed half a cent higher today in banks and exchange offices trading at 8.10 pesos as market analysts estimate around 140 million dollars are being liquidated by grain exporters on a daily basis, boosting Central Bank reserves.

  • 02/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gestamp workers accuse the company of infringing mandatory conciliation

    Workers of auto parts company Gestamp continued today with the occupation of the plant in Escobar, in Buenos Aires province, accusing the company of infringing a compulsory conciliation ordered by Buenos Aires Labour Minister Oscar Cuartango, and announced plans to take the protest to Buenos Aires province Ministry of Labour.

  • 02/06/2014 | Argentina

    Minister Kicillof praises Paris Club deal, criticizes 'malicious media'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today affirmed the agreement Argentina reached with the Paris Club group of creditors “does not compromise the future or the present of the country.”

  • 03/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t optimistic about Gestamp conflict resolution, auto industry situation

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the conflict in Gestamp auto parts plant and expressed his optimism about the solution of the labour dispute that began last week after 69 workers were laid off. “The plant is fully operational with 400 workers. The production has been restored,” he said.

  • 03/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 8.11 pesos; 'blue' higher

    The US dollar closed one cent higher at 8.11 pesos in banks and exchange offices after Monday's slight rise, while the informal rate was also up at 11.50 pesos.

  • 03/06/2014 | Argentina

    The Gi Bike and the Argentine 'bike revolutionary'

    By Nadia Nasanovsky

  • 03/06/2014 | Argentina

    British MPs support Argentina in battle against 'Vulture Funds'

    More than 100 British Members of Parliament have signed a resolution of support for Argentina in the fight against the 'Vulture Fund' holdout investors, and warned that if the United States Justice System ruled against the nation it could fall into default.

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Industrial leadership has an obsolete mindset’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rebuked UIA industrial chamber head Héctor Méndez who has repeatedly called for “economic adjusment”, criticising the government’s fiscal policies. “Industrial leadership has an obsolete mindset, from the past, it should be looking to the future,” Capitanich stressed.

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 8.12 pesos, 'blue' higher at 11.55 pesos

    The US dollar closed one cent up today at 8.12 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices, while the 'blue' parallel currency rosed five cents to 11.55 pesos.

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    Opposition lawmakers leave the House before Cabinet Chief's briefing

    The main opposition leaders at the Lower House agreed on a strategy to vacate the House for Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich’s briefing scheduled for today, complaining for not being able to cross-examine the minister during his briefings.

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to send pensioner amnesty bill to Congress

    During a national broadcast from the Government House, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the sending of a new amnesty to Congress in order to incorporate more pensioners into the Federal Pension System.

  • 05/06/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof: 'It is consumption that gets the wheels turning'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and ANSES chief Diego Bossio held a press conference to provide the details of a bill the government has submitted to Congress, involving a new moratorium of pensions.

  • 05/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar rose to 8.14 pesos, 'blue' at 11.55 pesos

    The US dollar ended two cents higher today at 8.14 pesos in banks and exchange offices after rising one cent yesterday, amid dollar sales from grain exporters which pushed the US currency down and forced the Central Bank to buy dollars. The blue dollar, meanwhile, traded unchanged at 11.55 pesos.

  • 05/06/2014 | Argentina

    Vulture funds case: IMF expresses ‘concern’ over outcome

    The International Monetary Fund expressed “concern” today over the outcome of Argentina's vulture funds case, during a press briefing in Washington.

  • 06/06/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Boudou's testimony will provide 'exact information' about the probe

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today implied it was positive that vice-president Amado  Boudou appeared before Judge Ariel Lijo next week in the  probe into the nationalization of the Ciccone mint company as the process will show a “transparent treatment.”

  • 06/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 8.145 pesos

    The US dollar traded half a cent higher at 8.145 today in banks and exchange officecs after rising two cents yesterday.

  • 06/06/2014 | Argentina

    IMF recognizes progress in INDEC’s new statistic method

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) saluted today “all the specified actions,” taken by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration, to improve prices and Gross Domestic Product indexes under INDEC National Statistics Bureau orbit.

  • 08/06/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof sees ‘many optimistic signals’

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said he sees “many optimistic signals for the second trimestre and even next year” for an ending to economic recession.

  • 08/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Investment climate has started to change'

    Chargé d'Affaires at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan, who is in charge of the embassy on an interim basis, praised Argentina’s agreement with Paris Club, ICSID and YPF-Repsol deal, saying “the situation is changing, in a good way” and pointing out a change in investment climate.

  • 09/06/2014 | Argentina

    Boudou’s questioning ‘an excellent opportunity’, gov’t says

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to Vice-President Amado Boudou's questioning by Judge Ariel Lijo saying “it is an excellent opportunity for Judiciary and the judge to act without any pressure”.

  • 09/06/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges automotive terminals ‘to reduce prices in order to stimulate demand’

    In his daily press briefing, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich urged automobile companies to reduce their prices for a recovery in the sector. “It is very important for automotive terminals to reduce their prices in order to stimulate demand,” he said.

  • 09/06/2014 | Argentina

    Anti-Vulture Funds delegation meets with US politicians

    The group arrived in Washington DC today and met with members of the US State Department officials and the House of Representatives, to whom they communicated their support for the Argentine government's position against the holdout investors.

  • 09/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar ends steady at 8.145 pesos

    The US dollar today ended steady at 8.145 pesos in banks and exchange offices of Buenos Aires after rising one cent.

  • 09/06/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou vows to widen declaration after five hours in front of judge

    The investigation hearing into Vice President Amado Boudou's alleged involvement in the Ciccone printworks case, overseen by Judge Ariel Lijo, has come to a close for the day after the politician declared for over five hours.

  • 09/06/2014 | Argentina

    NY Post: Judge Griesa refuses hedge fund request to rebuke Argentina on debt plan

    New York Judge Thomas Griesa rejected last week a request by hedge fund investor Paul Singer to chide Argentina over its apparent “best option” plan to default on all its debt should it lose its last-chance appeal later this week.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich praises anti-vulture funds delegation, bashes UNEN absence

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the Congressional delegation that travelled to Washington DC to support Argentina’s stance in its court battle with hedge funds and criticised the absence of UNEN Broad Front representatives in the committee.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    ‘It’s about time the Central Bank properly regulated interest rates’

    In his daily press briefing Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich criticised financial institutions that charge “abusive rates” and said it was about time “the Central Bank properly regulated” the matter.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Energy self-sufficiency needs to be a joint effort between national and provincial gov'ts’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s meeting with governors of several petroleum-producing provinces. He said the discussion ended with a draft for a federal agreement regarding a reform to the hydrocarbon law.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar creeps up to 8.15 pesos, 'blue' higher at 11.60 pesos

    The US dollar crept up half a cent to 8.15 pesos in banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires City while greenbacks in the informal market jumped five cents to 11.60 pesos.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    UK's refusal to discuss Malvinas 'incomprehensible'

    The government reiterated Argentina’s “unalienable right” over the Malvinas Islands and urged the UK to resume negotiations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the British government refusal to continue talks as “incomprehensible and inadmisible.”

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano's anti-gov't CGT, Barrionuevo protest over pensions

    Anti-government faction of the CGT led by Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo were expected to lead a protest this afternoon to demand an increase in pensions as well as the collection of pensioners' lawsuits against the government.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    UK Minister on Malvinas: Argentine efforts are 'counter-productive'

    The UK Foreign Office Minister to Latin America, Hugo Swire, criticised the actions of the Argentine government in the ongoing dispute over the Malvinas Islands, also slamming the use of a "Malvinas are Argentine" banner in a national team game.

  • 11/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t confident on reaching automobile deal with Brazil today

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich was confident that an agreement will be reached today in the bilateral meeting to be held at 3 p.m. between Industry Minister Débora Giorgi and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof with Brazil's Development, Industry and Commerce Minister Mauro Borges.

  • 11/06/2014 | Argentina

    BCRA's rates regulation 'necessary to stimulate demand'

    After weeks dennouncing “abusive rates” by financial institutions in his daily press briefings, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has praised the Central Bank’s decision to regulate loans pushing down interest rates, saying it was “necessary to stimulate demand” and to “prevent abussive manoeuvres and the excessive interest rates dispersion”.

  • 11/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.15 pesos, 'blue' stable at 11.60 pesos

    The US dollar traded steady today at 8.15 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices. Meanwhile, in the informal market greenbacks also traded stable at 11.60 pesos with only few operations being registered.

  • 11/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina, Brazil gov'ts seal automotive deal

    Argentina and Brazil signed a deal for automotive trade between the two nations, which will be valid until July 2015 and aims to revive the sector which has seen heavy falls in activity since the beginning of this year.

  • 11/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina, Brazil gov'ts seek automotive deal

    Economy minister Axel Kicillof and minister of Industry Débora Giorgi today met with Brazilian Industry minister Mauro Borges in order to establish a new trade agreement in the automotive sector between Brazil and Argentina.

  • 11/06/2014 | Argentina

    NZ tourist murder: two suspects arrested in Mendoza

    By Jayson McNamara
    Police in Mendoza have arrested two men suspected of being involved in the murder of New Zealand tourist Nicholas Heyward in Mendoza in April.

  • 11/06/2014 | Argentina

    Subway workers confirm strike action

    The entire subway system will not operate tomorrow between 5am to 7am, sources from the Subway and Premetro Workers' Union Association (AGTSyP) announced following a failed meeting with representatives of the train operating company Sbase and the City government.

  • 12/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't 'constantly monitoring' Iguazú floodings

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the government is “constantly monitoring” the flooding emergency in the Iguazú watershed by an emergency committee and that National Gendarmerie, Federal Police and Military Police personnel were being deployed in the affected areas.

  • 12/06/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich praises auto deal with Brazil

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the automotive trade agreement the government has sealed with Brazil saying it will encourage “auto parts production and job creation” benefiting both countries.

  • 12/06/2014 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court to reveal vulture case decision on Monday

    The US Supreme Court will reveal its decision on the vulture funds case on Monday at 10.30am, after deliberating today behind closed doors on the Argentine appeal request.

  • 13/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar ends at 8.15 pesos, 'blue' down to 11.65 pesos

    The US dollar remained unchanged today at 8.15 pesos in banks and foreign exchange offices after the Central Bank yesterday decided to restrict dollar purchases from big importers. The “blue” dollar was five cent lower at 11.65 pesos, following yesterday’s 10-cent climb.

  • 13/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina takes ex Botnia pulp mill dispute to The Hague

    The government today announced it will take the former Botnia pulp mill dispute to the International Court of Justice after Uruguay decided to authorize a production increase without Argentina’s consent.

  • 14/06/2014 | Argentina

    FIFA probe Argentina for Malvinas protest

    Football world governing body FIFA said on Friday it had begun disciplinary proceedings against Argentina's football association due to a players' protest over the Malvinas islands at a World Cup warmup game.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t to release public statement after US top court verdict

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich called for prudence and refused to make comments on the imminent US Supreme Court holdout ruling on Argentina’s appeal of rulings requiring it to pay the holdout bondholders back in full, expected for today at 10.30 a.m.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich visits flooded Northeast

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich arrived in Posadas, Mendoza province, for a “direct supervision” of the regions affected by floods in Paraná River coastal area today and to coordinate assistance with local authorities.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady; 'blue' jumps to 11.85 pesos

    The US dollar closed steady in banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires City at 8.15 pesos, while the so called 'blue dollar' soared in value, trading 20 cents higher at 11.85 pesos.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court rejects Argentina appeal in bond fight

    The US Supreme Court today declined to hear Argentina's appeal over its bid to avoid paying $1.33 billion to hedge fund creditors or risk a potential default. The high court left intact lower court rulings that ordered Argentina to pay. The government had previously warned it could default on its sovereign debt if required to pay in full.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    After US court ruling, Argentine shares plummet in Buenos Aires and New York

    Shares on the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange were in freefall today after the US Supreme Court's adverse ruling in the country’s case against to hedge fund creditors, the so called vulture funds.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    Politicians take US Court ruling to Twitter

    Minutes after the US Court released its adverse verdict for Argentina in its legal dispute against hedge funds creditors, and in the wake of an official government statement, politicians took their reactions to Twitter.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    UCR’s Sanz urges gov’t to be cautious after US verdict

    UCR Party head Ernesto Sanz said the federal government should be “cautious” seeking to minimize the cost of the adverse US Court ruling over vulture funds dispute for Argentineans.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    'The US Court decision is irresponsible'

    ANSES executive director Diego Bossio said the decision of the US Supreme Court to reject Argentina’s appeal on the hedge funds case was “irresponsible”.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    After the adverse ruling, Scioli calls for patriotism

    After the adverse US Court ruling in Argentina’s legal dispute with the so called vulture funds, Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli called for “patriotism” and urged all sectors to line up behind the national government.

  • 17/06/2014 | Argentina

    Government plans to reopen debt swap after US Supreme Court setback

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof has announced that the government plans to reopen the debt swap program in the hope of renegotiating bonds under Argentine jurisdiction, after the US Supreme Court declined to take Argentina's case against the 'vulture funds'.

  • 17/06/2014 | Argentina

    US Court ruling ‘undermines the most successful sovereign debt restructuring process’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the US Supreme Court’s decision to reject Argentina’s appeal on the hedge funds case “undermines the most successful sovereign debt restructuring process” and that it buffets “the foundations of a new perspective on international finances and economy”.

  • 17/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar climbs 35 cents to 12.20 pesos

    The "blue" dollar which trades in the informal market jumped 35 cents today, reaching 12.20 pesos following the refusal of the US Supreme Court to intervene in the ongoing case against holdout investors.

  • 17/06/2014 | Argentina

    ‘My brother is far from being a terrorist’

    By Nadia Nasanovsky
    An Argentine national, César Raúl Rodríguez was arrested in Madrid yesterday, as a suspected member of a jihadist cell accused of recruiting militants for the terrorist organization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIL). talked to his sister.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Congress backs government’s strategy, Capitanich says

    After meeting with Congress party chiefs to discuss the government’s strategy regarding the country’s debt with houldout hedge funds, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said “the Congress, through its different blocs, has backed Argentina’s stance in defense of national interests.”

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    ‘A tiny group of vulture funds won’t alter growth and social inclusion’

    In his daily press briefing, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich bashed holdout hedge funds saying “the deliberate actions of a tiny group of vulture funds will not alter the economic growth, social inclusion and distributive equity of a sovereign country”.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue’ dollar up to 12.30 pesos, official unchanged

    After climbing as high as 30 cents earlier today, the so-called “blue” dollar closed at 12.30 pesos, 10 cents up from yesterday's closing change rate.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina's lawyers head new negotiation attempt with NY Judge Griesa

    Lawyers representing Argentina in the United States in a 1.5 billion dollar dispute that risks sending the South American country into a sovereign debt default, were expected to meet New York appeals Judge Thomas Griesa this morning in a new negotiation attempt.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Binner: ‘Argentina is in no position to set rules’

    After Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said the government will continue negotiating with US courts and that it is getting ready to pay holdout creditors, UNEN Broad Front’s lawmaker Hermes Binner said “Argentina is in no position to set rules.”

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina offers to open 'vulture fund' negotiations; Griesa warns against changing payment jurisdiction

    Argentina's attorneys today informed US Judge Thomas Griesa that government officials plan to travel to New York next week to negotiate with holdouts to solve the situation, while the magistrate warned that reopening swaps to change the debt's jurisdiction to Argentina would be considered a breach of the ruling.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Bossio calls for "calm", says Argentina 'is willing to pay'

    The ANSES social security agency executive director, Diego Bossio called for “calm” regarding US judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling that orders Argentina to pay bondholders who rejected the debt restructuring, saying Argentina “is willing to pay”.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Judge Griesa considers CFK's speech a 'problem'

    US Judge Tomas Griesa today considered "a problem" the televised speech delivered by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Monday after the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Argentina in its battle against the holdouts.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Elliot Management could accept Argentine bonds follow US Supreme Court rule

    Elliot Management hedge fund, led by financial tycoon Paul Singer, could accept Argentine bonds in order to finish with the judicial dispute between the two parts, following US Supreme Court ruling last Monday.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t warns stay suspension ‘makes impossible debt swap payment in New York’

    The Economy Ministry announced today that Argentina will not be able to fulfil with the debt swap payments on June 30, in response to US Appeal Court ruling which suspended a previous injunction measure filed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration.

  • 19/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.15 pesos, 'blue' dollar up to 12.40 pesos

    With all eyes focused on Argentina’s legal dispute against vulture funds, the so called “blue” dollar closed 10 cents higher at 12.40 pesos. The US dollar at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices, meanwhile, remained steady at 8.15 pesos.

  • 19/06/2014 | Argentina

    Today marks coldest day in the year

    Only two days ahead of the beginning of winter, Argentineans have already started to suffer harsh temperatures, hitting the lowest peak so far this year.

  • 19/06/2014 | Argentina

    Italian bondholders 'willing to collect anywhere'

    Lawyer Tullio Zembo said Italians holding Argentina’s restructured debt bonds “are willing to collect anywhere” although he considered the current legal situation that has raised default fears in the South American country “extremely difficult.”

  • 19/06/2014 | Argentina

    Trade surplus down 12% in May

    While the trade balance in May registered a surplus of 1.2 billion dollars, the first five months of 2014 show a decline of 2.3 billion dollars, or 41 percent, in comparison to the same period of 2013, INDEC national statistics bureau informed today.

  • 19/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Vulture Funds' receive no word from Argentine government

    The holdout investors demanding full payment of Argentine bonds in default have claimed they have not been in contact with the Argentine government about possible negotiations following the US Supreme Court judgement, according to sources from the so-called 'vulture funds'.

  • 20/06/2014 | Argentina

    US Judge Griesa bans Argentina from paying bondholders in BA

    US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa ratified in an official letter that Argentina’s proposal to carry out a debt exchange and pay its bondholders in Buenos Aires represents a “violation of the rulings and procedures.”

  • 21/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't ratifies 'fair negotiating conditions' demand in Wall Street Journal ad

    The government has decided to take the country’s bond fight against vulture funds to international media. “Argentina wants to continue paying its debts but they don’t let it,” is the title of an advertisement published today in the Wall Street Journal.

  • 22/06/2014 | Argentina

    Teamsters launch unexpected cash transport strike

    Teamsters' Union Associate Secretary Pablo Moyano launched a surprise cash transport walk-out, affecting cash machines, after threatening with a a “48-hour nationwide strike” if collective bargaining negotiations with business leaders and the government fail.

  • 23/06/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'Equitable treatment cannot be violated by any judge'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s claim for “fair and equitable conditions for 100% of bondholders”, referring to US Judge Thomas Griesa ruling ordering Argentina full payment to the so-called vulture funds. Capitanich stressed that “equitable treatment cannot be violated by any judge”.

  • 23/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar falls 60 cents amid holdout talks

    After the strong hikes it registered last week, the so called "blue" dollar which trades in the informal exchange market, today traded 60 cents lower at 11.80 pesos, pushed down by the ongoing negotiations between the Argentine government and the holdouts, according to analysts.

  • 23/06/2014 | Argentina

    BA stock market higher as gov't decides to negotiate with vulture funds

    The government’s decision to negotiate with holdout hedge funds has had a positive impact on the stock market. Buenos Aires stock market opened in an upward trend, with a 8.7% rise to 7,985.11 points. Bonds and coupons, meanwhile, were up by 16%.

  • 23/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK unveils new credits for new car purchases

    President Cristina Kirchner has revealed that her government will introduce a new credit scheme for buying new cars, in a bid to arrest the decline in the automotive industry since the start of 2014.

  • 23/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t asks Griesa for a stay on debt ruling

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof briefed the press on the content of Argentina’s formal presentation to Judge Griesa today. “We are asking judge Griesa for a suspension of his ruling in order to start a dialogue in fair, equitable and legal conditions, without breaking our commitments with bondholders who joined the debt restructuring,” the Minister said.

  • 23/06/2014 | Argentina

    INDEC: GDP contracts 0.2% at start of year

    The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has revealed that Argentina's Gross Domestic Product fell 0.2 percent in the first three months of 2014, compared to the same period last year.

  • 24/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t awaits Judge Griesa’s decision on stay request

    The government awaits Judge Griesa's decision after it requested him to issue a stay on the ruling that orders Argentina to pay all bondholders at the same time, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has said.

  • 24/06/2014 | Argentina

    ProCreAuto seeks 700,000-unit production goal

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the new credit scheme for buying new cars unveiled yesterday by the President, saying it will “stimulate production levels to reach the goal of 700,000 units”.

  • 24/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina takes anti-vulture funds ad campaign to European media

    Three days after publishing in the Wall Street Journal an ad questioning vulture funds in their 1.3 billion dollar dispute with the country, the government stepped up its pressure against bondholders that rejected the 2005 and 2010 debt swaps.

  • 24/06/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Blue’ dollar climbs after fall-back, official steady

    The US dollar closed unchanged in banks and exchange offices in BA City, trading at 8.15 pesos. In the informal market, the “blue” dollar jumped 20 cents to 12 pesos, after a 60-cent fall back yesterday.

  • 24/06/2014 | Argentina

    UNASUR expresses solidarity with Argentina over debt dispute

    The Union of Southern Nations (UNASUR) expressed its solidarity with Argentina after US Supreme Court decision to dismiss the country’s appeal in its legal dispute with holdout hedge funds, rejecting “the behaviour of speculative agents that endager the agreements reached between debtors and creditors”.

  • 24/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Vulture funds' want Argentine stay plea rejected by Griesa

    Hedge fund NML Capital have dismissed the Argentine government's request to reestablish a stay on payments to the so-called 'vulture funds', and called on New York judge Thomas Griesa to reject the plea.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof to 'raise awareness' on anti-debt restructuring rulings at United Nations

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the economy minister's presentation at the G77 and China meeting in New York today, saying Argentina will seek to “raise awareness” about the impact of legal decisions in debt restructuring processes.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t warns pharmaceuticals of sanctions for price hikes

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich warned pharmaceutical companies to keep their prices at the levels in force on May 7, as established by the Trade Secretariat in its 90/2014 resolution. “All necessary measures will be taken to guarantee the protection of medicine prices for consumers,” he said.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at 8.15 pesos; ‘blue’ dollar climbs to 12.05 pesos

    The US dollar traded steady at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices and closed at 8.15 pesos. In the meantime, the so called "blue" dollar climbed 5 cents to 12.05, pushed up by a stock exchange rate hike.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t to inform the Court on railway system

    Asked about a Supreme Court’s demand for “railway passengers to be treated in a dignified way,” the cabinet chief said the request is “in accordance with the government’s efforts” and that a comprehensive report on the matter will be delivered to the Court.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof addresses UN: 'Argentina wants to pay, but they won't let us'

    Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof was adressing the United Nations today over the nation's "vulture funds" dispute. "We want to pay but they won't let us," he said in reference to US courts' rulings.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    US Council on Foreign Relations bashes Supreme Court ruling: 'It will diminish national sovereignty'

    The Council on Foreign Relations, one of the most influential private organizations in US Foreign Policy, questioned the country’s Supreme Court for rejecting Argentina’s appeal in its legal dispute with the so-called vulture funds, saying the ruling will "diminish national sovereignty".

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof asks for ‘equal conditions’ in negotiations with vulture funds in UN meeting

    Economy Minister, Axel Kicillof addressed today before a United Nations panel in New York, and explained the consequences of Judge Thomas Griesa ruling, while warning the country “could face a technical default” next Monday, if the sentence remains firm.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Mediator Pollack: ‘No agreement yet’ with vulture funds

    Special Master Daniel Pollack, the person appointed by US Judge Thomas Griesa to mediate in negotiations between Argentina and vulture funds, affirmed that “no agreement has been achieved yet.”

  • 26/06/2014 | Argentina

    Vulture dispute: Gov't celebrates ‘categorical, broad’ international support for Argentina

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the “clear, categorical and broad” support for Argentina’s stance in its dispute with vulture funds from 133 countries and specialized international media. “Argentina has reason on its side,” he stated.

  • 26/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t optimistic about industrial recovery

    The government relies on its stimulus packages to reverse the downward trend of industrial output, which registered a 3.89 percent plunge in the first semester of the year. “All measures are in place for a favourable trend in the second semester,” Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said.

  • 26/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina renews Malvinas claim before UN Committee

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman reiterated Argentina’s claim on Malvinas islands before the United Nation’s Decolonization Committee today in New York and rejected the British “pillaging of natural resources of Argentine Sea”.

  • 26/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.15 pesos, 'blue' dollar stable at 12.05 pesos

    The US dollar traded steady at BA City banks and foreign exchange offices, closing at 8.15 pesos. In the illegal market, the so called "blue" dollar traded stable and closed at 12.05 pesos.

  • 26/06/2014 | Argentina

    Teamsters agree on 33% wage raise, call off strike

    After several warnings of “wildcat strikes”, the teamster union led by Pablo Moyano said an agreement has been reached with corporate representatives for a 33% salary raise and called off the announced 48-hour nationwide walk-out.

  • 26/06/2014 | Argentina

    Government makes debt payment on restructured bonds, blasts Washington for judicial rulings

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof held a press conference to announce the government has made a payment of 1 billion dollars in New York, serving its debt commitments with creditors that accepted the 2005 and 2010 swaps.

  • 26/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Argentina pays,' President CFK tweets

    Following the announcement made earlier by Economy Minister Axel Kicillof who informed the government had paid more than a billion dollars to exchange bondholders today, Preisdent Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner used her Twitter account to say "Argentina pays."

  • 26/06/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Vulture fund’ asks for hearing with Griesa over Argentinean ‘payment violation’

    NML Capital has asked NY Judge Thomas Griesa for a hearing to address the violation of his Court’s order, after Economy Minister Axel Kicillof announced the government has made a payment of 1 billion dollars in New York, serving its debt commitments with creditors that accepted the 2005 and 2010 swaps.

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't publishes legal notice to inform about payment to swap bondholders

    The government today published a legal notice on leading media outlets of Argentina, to inform about the 539 million deposit the government made yesterday in the Bank of New York to pay swap bondholders, as it was announced by Economy Minister Axel Kicillof.

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    Russian President Putin to visit Argentina in July

    Russian president Vladímir Putin today announced he will visit Buenos Aires in July as part of a broader Latin American trip and will meet with his Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' climbs 10 cents to 12.15 pesos as official rate steadies

    Amid soaring expectations about negotiations between Argentina and vulture funds in New York today, greenbacks in the informal market climbed 10 cents to close at 12.15 pesos. The US dollar official rate, meanwhile, traded steady at 8.15 pesos.

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    US Judge Griesa says bank should return Argentine bond payment; urges to go back to negotiating table

    US Judge Thomas Griesa today called Argentina's decision to make a sovereign debt payment in defiance of a court order an "explosive action" and told Bank of New York Mellon to return the money to the government. In a hearing today held in New York, Griesa told lawyers representing Argentina and BNY Mellon that any attempt to make payment to bondholders without complying with his court is illegal.

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    Shares slip after hearing in New York

    Shares rebounded from a previous fall after US Judge Thomas Griesa today decided not to place an embargo on the amount Argentina had deposited in the Bank of New York.

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't acusses US Judge Griesa of ‘abuse of authority’ and ‘attempt to provoke a default’

    In an official press release, the federal government stated US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa attempted to “block the payment for bondholders” and committed an abuse of authority, after cancelling the deposit made to bondholders in a Bank of New York account.

  • 29/06/2014 | Argentina

    BA City Mayor’s sister dies at 53

    Sandra Macri, BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri’s sister, died last night at 53, after a long battle against cancer, local media reported.

  • 29/06/2014 | Argentina

    OAS Council meets over Argentina’s hedge funds dispute

    The OAS Council called for a special meeting today to consider an Argentinean request to convene a meeting of consultation of ministers of foreign affairs for Thursday to discuss the country’s sovereign debt restructuring and its consequences.

  • 29/06/2014 | Argentina

    De la Rúa: ‘The mega-swap was not bad for the country’

    Amid the government’s complex negotiations with the holdout hedge funds, former President Fernando De la Rúa said the “mega-swap” (megacanje) –an operation made in 2001 to delay the deadline of different debts for which De la Rúa was later indicted for fraud- “was not bad for the country”.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t reiterates willingness to negotiate, rejects ‘technical default’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected the use of the term “technical default” in Argentina’s legal battle against the so-called vulture funds, saying the country “regularly meets its obligations”. He described Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling as “unprecedented” since it prevented bondholder from being paid.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Boudou, Macri treated unequally by media and opposition leaders’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that the judicial situation of the Vicepresident Amado Boudou is the same as that of BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, both of them are indicted in criminal cases but he pointed out that the media and opposition leaders give “inequitable, unequal treatment” to the cases.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at 8.15 pesos, ‘blue’ dollar falls back to 12.10 pesos

    The US dollar trades unchanged at 8.15 pesos, in the beginning of a week when news on the government’s negotiation with holdout hedge funds are expected. Meanwhile, in the informal market, the so-called "blue" dollar falls back five cents, trading at 12.10 pesos.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    Nobel laureate Pérez Esquivel urges Griesa to 'reflect on the debt'

    Argentine Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel said he has sent a letter to US Judge Thomas Griesa who ruled against Argentina in its case against “holdout” creditors, urging him to “reflect on the debt”.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to visit flooded Argentine North-east

    The President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will visit “in the following hours or days” the areas affected by floods in the northeastern provinces of Misiones and Formosa, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has announced at Government House.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    NML Capital: 'Argentina has refused to negotiate'

    NML Capital holdout investors in Argentine sovereign debt said they have not met with the government to negotiate a settlement on defaulted debt, and accused the government of refusing to enter talks.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK inaugurates General Paz avenue's expansion

    The President cut the inaugural ribbon of the new 5-kilometer expansion of General Paz Avenue, accompanied by BA province governor Daniel Scioli and BA City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    OAS calls for 'urgent' meeting to discuss Argentina's legal battle against vulture funds

    The Organization of American States (OAS) called member countries for an “urgent” meeting of consultation for Thursday to discuss Argentina’s sovereign debt restructuring. Secretary General José Miguel Insulza expressed his solidarity with Buenos Aires over its vulture funds dispute.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    Eurobonds holders ask Griesa for an exemption on funds block

    Holders of Argentina Eurobonds asked US Judge Thomas Griesa for an emergency ruling to help them recover the funds deposited in the Bank of New York Mellon by the government last Thursday that the judge ordered to be returned to the country.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    INDEC: April economic activity down 0.5%

    The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) revealed today that economic activity in April contracted 0.5 percent compared to the same month last year, while failing to halt the slide towards recession seen since the end of 2013.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina to send delegation to 'vulture fund' negotiations

    The Economy Ministry has announced that it has chosen a delegation to travel to the United States in order to negotiate with hedge funds who refused to take part in debt restructuring, as part of the mediation imposed by New York judge Thomas Griesa.

  • 01/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK heads Perón's 40th death anniversary ceremony

    Ms. Kirchner led a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of late former president Juan Domingo Perón’s death. The head of state delivered a speech in homage of “popular Latin American leaders of the 20th century” honouring historic figure of the Radical Party Hipólito Yrigoyen as well.

  • 01/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't 'working' on vulture talks’ details

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that the government is working on the Argentine delegation to travel to New York on Monday to meet with Judge Thomas Griesa and the holdout investors’ representatives. Capitanich said the names of those appointed to begin negotiations will be announced in the course of the week.

  • 01/07/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at 8.15 pesos, ‘blue’ dollar falls back to 12.05 pesos

    The US dollar closed steady at 8.15 pesos, while the so called “blue” dollar fell back 10 cents to 12.10 pesos in the informal market.

  • 01/07/2014 | Argentina

    BA Governor Scioli confident about vulture funds negotiations

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli expressed his optimism that negotiations with holdout hedge funds will be successful and said they “will be very good for Argentina.”

  • 01/07/2014 | Argentina

    Heavy fog causes traffic delays in Buenos Aires

    A thick fog disturbed air and road traffic in Buenos Aires this morning again, as it has for the past days. At Ezeiza and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airports several flights were affected, with cancelations and delays expected to continue at least until noon.

  • 01/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK announces aid for flood victims

    President Cristina Fernández Kirchner announced that special aid will be extended to those affected by the floodings in the northeast of the country, in Corrientes, Misiones, Chaco and Formosa provinces.

  • 01/07/2014 | Argentina

    'Vulture funds': Repsol, Paris Club models for Argentine agreement

    One of the hedge funds involved in the lawsuit against the Argentine government over unrestructured debt has said the agreements reached with Spanish petrol conglomerate Repsol and the Paris Club are good examples for the basis of an eventual pact.

  • 01/07/2014 | Argentina

    Energy secretary Daniel Cameron resigns

    Energy secretary, Daniel Cameron resigned today, after serving in office for more than 11 years.

  • 01/07/2014 | Argentina

    Tax revenue up 35% in June to $10.1B

    June’s tax revenue rose to 10.1 billion pesos, or 35.5 percent in comparison to the same period last year, AFIP tax bureau head Ricardo Echegaray revealed earlier today.

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't comitted to negotiate with holdout hedge funds

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated once again Argentina’s willingness to pay all of its creditors and neither confirmed nor denied the possibility to pay holdout hedge funds with bonds, as suggested yesterday by an Elliot Management representative.

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't to deliver aid to over 14,000 flooding victims

    ANSES social security agency’s director Diego Bossio added details to the announcement made by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner yesterday concerning the special aid to be extended to flooding victims in the northeast of the country. Over 14,000 welfare recipients will benefit from the government’s assistance.

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar unchanged at 8.15 pesos; 'blue' dollar down at 12

    The US dollar traded unchanged at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices at 8.15 pesos. Meanwhile, in the informal market, the so-called “blue” dollar went down 5 cents and closed at 12 pesos.

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    Economist Roubini warns VF should not be allowed to 'block' country's restructurings

    The economist famous for predicting the 2008 financial crisis has analyzed Argentina’s current dispute against vulture funds warning “holdouts must not be permitted to block orderly restructurings that benefit debtors and creditors.”

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires, Neuquén confirm payment to bondholders in NY

    Argentine provinces of Buenos Aires and Neuquen confirmed they will meet their foreign debt’s deadlines at the end of the month despite the government’s risk of default after US Judge Griesa blocked the funds deposited for restructured bondholders.

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    Randazzo receives new Sarmiento train stock

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo headed today the reception of eight new train formations at the Buenos Aires port, aimed to replace old carriages on the suburban Sarmiento line.

  • 03/07/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar trades lower at 11.95 pesos

    The so called "blue" dollar, which trades in the informal market, was five cents lower today and closed at 11.95 pesos, as operators were awaiting for the outcome of the government's negotiations with holdouts.

  • 03/07/2014 | Argentina

    OAS supports Argentina position against hedge funds

    The Organisation of American States (OAS) voted today to support Argentina’s position against holdout investors, as well as expressing concern over what the entity called "the behaviour of speculative agents that affect global financial stability."

  • 03/07/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof confirms Pollack meeting without holdouts

    Economy minister Axel Kicillof has confirmed that Argentina would enter talks with mediator Daniel Pollack over the legal battle currently raging between the nation and holdout investors known as 'vulture funds', while clarifying that those hedge funds would not be present.

  • 04/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'US judiciary is not independent from vulture funds'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich came on stage today to say that “considering a technical default is a manoeuvre from the New York judge but not from the Argentine Republic.”

  • 04/07/2014 | Argentina

    Government announces 4% hike in Price Watch programme products

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Domestic Trade Secretary Augusto Costa announced an average price hike of 4% in products that are part of the government-fueled Price Watch programme, as of next Monday.

  • 04/07/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steadies amid fewer operations

    The US dollar today remained steady and closed at 8.15 pesos in banks and exchange offices amid fewer operations due to the Independence Day holiday in the United States.

  • 06/07/2014 | Argentina

    SMN issues strong winds, rainfall alert

    The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has issued an alert for strong winds and downpours today in central, south and eastern Buenos Aires province.

  • 06/07/2014 | Argentina

    Regional ambassadors to the UN back Argentina in vulture funds battle

    Latin American ambassadors to the United Nations (UN) showed their support to Argentina in its dispute against holdout hedge funds. They agreed that the so-called vulture funds are a risk to debtor nations and that they pose a threat to the region.

  • 06/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK advised to rest up to Independence Day

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, forced to call off all official activities last week following a "pharyngeal laryngitis condition", has been advised by her medical team to remain at Olivos Presidential Palace up to Wednesday, missing Independence Day celebrations.

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof requests 'stay' reinstatement during Pollack meeting

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today held a meeting that lasted almost four hours with the Special Master appointed by US Judge Thomas Griesa, Daniel Pollack, and requested that an injunction allowing Argentina to pay bondholders be reinstated while negotiations with holdouts developed.

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    'No third party judge is entitled to prevent bondholders from receiving payment'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said Argentina is determined to “hamper the actions of any external agent” working to prevent bondholders from being paid and referred to a advert published in local and international newspaper to reassure bondholders of the government’s willingness to pay.

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    Bank workers confirm strike, ignore conciliation

    Leader of the Bank Workers' union Sergio Palazzo has confirmed that employees in the sector would stage a nationwide strike, despite orders from the Labor Ministry for mandatory conciliation talks.

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar up to 8.16 pesos; ‘blue’ dollar steady at 11.95 pesos

    The US dollar closed up one cent today at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices, trading at 8.16 pesos. In the informal market, the so-called “blue” dollar remained below the 12 pesos mark, trading at 11.95 pesos.

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    Police clash with protestors in General Paz Avenue picket

    Violence broke out at General Paz Avenue near Miguelete train station as the police tried to lift a picket set earlier this morning by Tecnología Avanzada en Transporte SA (TATSA) and Emprendimientos Ferroviarios (EMFER) workers. The traffic flow has been restored.

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    Israeli ambassador calls for 'thorough' investigation of Iranian link in AMIA, Embassy bombings

    Israeli ambassador to Argentina, Dorit Shavit, called for a “thorough” investigation of the Iranian link in the AMIA Jewish community building and Israel Embassy bombings in the 90s.

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    Low water level in Río de la Plata river causes supply cuts

    Several areas of Buenos Aires City and Greater Buenos Aires area suffered water supply cuts and low pressure today due to an extraordinary low water level in Río de la Plata River, the main source of the AySA water company.

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    Vulture funds 'open to compromise' with Argentina

    Elliott Management portfolio manager Jay Newman has revealed that the hedge fund would be willing to give the Argentine government more time to negotiate following the nation's reverse in the US Supreme Court, while criticising Economy minister Axel Kicillof for not meeting with the so-called 'vulture funds'.

  • 08/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Argentina is going through a transition to solve its energy-related problems’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich recognized the impact of energy subsidies in the State’s fiscal health but he stressed that Argentina is going through a transition period in order to solve problems caused by energy imports needed for economic growth.

  • 08/07/2014 | Argentina

    With few market operations, 'blue' trades steady at 12 pesos

    With only a handful of operations registered in the parallel market due mainly to a 24-hour strike by bank workers affecting the service nationwide, the so called “blue” dollar climbed five cents to close at 11.90 pesos for buyers and 12 pesos for sellers.

  • 08/07/2014 | Argentina

    Luxembourg's Clearstream Clearing House asks Griesa to allow eurobonds payment

    Holders of Argentine bonds held through Luxembourg’s Clearstream Clearing House joined Belgian bondholders in their demand to US Judge Thomas Griesa for an emergency ruling to help them recover the funds deposited in the Bank of New York Mellon by Argentina, blocked by the Judge.

  • 08/07/2014 | Argentina

    US Kerry congratulates Argentina on Independence Day, wishes good luck in WC

    US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the people of Argentina on the country’s Independence Day on July 9 and wished the national team good luck in Brazil’s World Cup.

  • 09/07/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou warns economic powers won't 'trample' Gov't

    Vicepresident Amado Boudou arrived in San Miguel de Tucumán to head the official Independence Day celebration and renewed his call against colonialism, in reference to the country’s battle against the so-called vulture funds and to Britain’s presence in the South Atlantic and Malvinas islands.

  • 09/07/2014 | Argentina

    Macri heads City's Independence Day ceremony

    The BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri headed the flag raising ceremony at Plaza de Mayo square at the country’s 198th Independence Day celebrations.

  • 09/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Negotiations are on right track’, Foreign minister Timerman says

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured today “negotiations with ‘vulture funds’ are on the right track,” in his first reaction since the meeting between Argentina’s representatives and mediator Daniel Pollack, appointed by US Federal judge Thomas Griesa to lead the talks in New York.

  • 10/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t: ‘There is no possibility of default’

    Amid an escalating rethoric war between the government and holdout hedge funds in local and international newspapers, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich bluntly rejected the latest ad published by the American Task Force Argentina (ATFA) and reiterated the country's ability and willingness to pay.

  • 10/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich praises gov't response to labour protests

    After a wave of disapproval by pro-government groups and political leaders for the repression of labour protests earlier this week, the Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich highlighted the government's efforts to “promote dialogue” and warned about “radicalized opposition groups” that seek to alter “society’s normal functioning.”

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    US dollar trades steady at 8.16 pesos, 'blue' dollar unchanged at 12 pesos

    The US dollar closed steady at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices at 8.16 pesos. The so-called "blue" dollar traded unchanged at 12 pesos in the parallel market.

  • 10/07/2014 | Argentina

    VP Amado Boudou files appeal against corruption indictment

    The Vicepresident Amado Boudou has filed an appeal against his indictment in the Ciccone corruption probe as his lawyers had vowed weeks ago after Federal Judge Ariel Lijo accused him of alleged bribery and influence peddling.

  • 10/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK scheduled to meet Argentine squad and Putin next week

    After recovering from her medical rest following a bout of laryngitis, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will receive the Argentine squad next week, after the World Cup final to be disputed against Germany on Sunday at the Maracaná Stadium in Río de Janeiro.

  • 10/07/2014 | Argentina

    JP Morgan writes letter to US Judge Griesa, asks for payment to Japanese bondholders

    JP Morgan bank, the entity responsible for the payment to Argentina's Japanese bondholders has sent a letter to US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa, requesting “a clarification” in order to deliver the funds to its creditors.

  • 11/07/2014 | Argentina

    No resolution reached between Argentine officials, debt holdouts

    Argentine officials and holdout investors met separately with the court-appointed mediator for five hours today, presenting their cases in hopes of resolving a default dispute that has dragged on for over 12 years.

  • 11/07/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps to 8.17 pesos, 'blue' lower at 11.90 pesos

    The US dollar traded one cent higher in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices today, closing the week with a two-cent climb. Greenbacks in the informal market, meanhwile, where dropped ten cents to 11.90 pesos.

  • 11/07/2014 | Argentina

    PM Renzi highlights ties between Italy and Argentina amid holdouts dispute

    In a letter addressed to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and sent today, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi expressed his support to Argentina in the dispute with holdouts.

  • 11/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK invites Latin American leaders to dinner with Putin

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner invited Bolivian president Evo Morales, Uruguay leader José Mujica and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro to participate in a special dinner after her meeting with the Russian head of state, Vladimir Putin.

  • 11/07/2014 | Argentina

    Holdout creditor says Argentina not negotiating

    The Elliott Management Corp representative emerged from five hours of meetings with a court-appointed mediator today saying the government still refuses to have a negotiation 12 years after its historic default.

  • 13/07/2014 | Argentina

    Costa: Russia links prove Argentina is not isolated

    Domestic Trade secretary Augusto Costa has revealed his delight at the visit of Russia president Vladimir Putin to Argentine soil, affirming that his presence and meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner proves that Argentina is not isolated in world politics.

  • 14/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't reiterates willingness to join BRICS ahead of Brazil summit

    Ahead of the BRICS summit to be held in Fortaleza, Brazil, to which Argentina has been invited, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s willingness to join the group of emerging economies but said “it is not just a matter of Argentine will”.

  • 14/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t expects Congress to pass pensions moratorium

    The Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the government is expecting the Congress to pass the bill sent last month by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to implement a moratorium on pensions, as a main part of federal stimulus to encourage economic activity in the second semester.

  • 14/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Blue’ dollar climbs to 12 pesos, US dollar steady at 8.17 pesos

    The so-called “blue” dollar rises by ten cents to 12 pesos in the parallel market, while the US dollar trades unchanged at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices at 8.17 pesos.

  • 14/07/2014 | Argentina

    'Vulture fund' asks Argentina to start immediate negotiations

    Aurelius Capital Management, the hedge fund that is one of the principal holdout investors of Argentine debt, signalled today that the nation's government faces a new crisis on June 30 if they do not enter into negotiations with the so-called 'Vulture Funds'.

  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    'Multilateral credit organisms have become a mechanism of extortion of powerful countries'

    As the President travels to Brasilia to attend the BRICS summit, where emerging economies are discussing the creation of the New Development Bank, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the initiative: “We need development banks to work as tools for infrastructure financing, […] not as mechanisms of extortion”.

  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t to extend provinces’ debt agreement

    The federal government agreed to an extension of the agreement over provincial debts maturity, the Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said.

  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges business leaders to agree with UTA to prevent strike

    To prevent the indefinite strike announced by UTA transport worker’s union for the beggining of winter holidays on Monday, the Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich urged business leaders to sign and comply with an agreement

  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady, 'blue' climbs to 12.10 pesos

    Greenbacks in the informal market jumped ten cents to 12.10 pesos today with traders waiting for news about negotiations between Argentina and bondholders in New York.

  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    Judge Bonadío postpones Boudou's hearing

    Federal Judge Claudio Bonadío granted Vicepresident Amado Boudou’s request to postpone a hearing in the criminal probe he faces for alleged irregularities in the purchase of an Honda CRX vehicle in 1992.

  • 16/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Argentina has not defaulted, it will not default, Argentina pays”

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich bluntly rejected once again any possibility of Argentina falling into default and reiterated the government’s willingness to negotiate, in response to a new ad published in local newspapers.

  • 16/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t praises price index ‘declining trend’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich described as “positive” the “declining trend” showed by the official National Urban Price Consumer Index (IPCNU) saying it “can be secured in time.”

  • 16/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Blue’ climbs to 12.20 pesos, US dollar steady at 8.17 pesos

    The so-called “blue” dollar went up for the third day in a row today, by 10 cents, to 12.20 pesos in the parallel market. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded unchanged at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices and closed at 8.17 pesos.

  • 16/07/2014 | Argentina

    US Judge Griesa calls for new hearing over Argentine debt case

    US District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York today said he would hear arguments on July 22 related to the banks and payment agents caught up in the Argentine sovereign debt case.

  • 16/07/2014 | Argentina

    Primary fiscal surplus grows 84.5% in May

    Argentina’s primary fiscal surplus reached 3.08 billion pesos in May, representing an increase of 84 percent over the same month a year earlier, the Economy Ministry revealed today. 

  • 17/07/2014 | Argentina

    'It is vulture funds that act in bad faith’

    The Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated that Argentina has not defaulted and rejected the possibility of a future default. He stressed that the government honours its commitments in good faith, unlike the so-called vulture funds, whom he accused of going after the resource-rich Vaca Muerta region.

  • 17/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't closely monitoring H1N1 cases in Misiones

    The government is closely monitoring the situation in the northern Misiones province, after the confirmation of 20 cases of the H1N1 virus yesterday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said in his daily press briefing.

  • 17/07/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar up to 12.25; US dollar steady at 8.17

    The “blue” dollar rose today by five cents to close at 12.25 pesos in the parallel market, boosted by winter vacations purchases. The US dollar continued to chart a steady path in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices, trading at 8.17 pesos.

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina to sign $11bn currency swap with China

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the bilateral currency swap agreed with the Asian giant accounts for u$s11 billion that will allow to give “stability” to Argentina’s international reserves.

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    AMIA authorities criticize Iran deal, urge gov't to 'double international complaints'

    Thomas Saieg, the vice president of AMIA Jewish community centre, the target of a terrorist attack which left 85 people killed back in 1994, demanded “a new trial as soon as possible to know what happened.”

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar ends steady at 8.17 pesos, 'blue' at 12.25 pesos

    The US dollar remained unchanged at 8.17 pesos today in banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires as the Central Bank continues its intervention in the forex market.

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    Italian holdouts say solution 'in the hands of Argentina'

    The Italian chapter of Task Force Argentina (TFA), an organization which represents bondholders that did not accept the 2005 and 2010 debt swaps, urged the government to negotiate and warned it will keep on pursuing its interests until the last consequences.

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘We will promote balanced, stable trade between China and Argentina’

    Chinese Popular Republic President Xi Jinping affirmed today he will promote a “balanced” trade between his country and Argentina, in order to make the bilateral relationship “mutually beneficial.”

  • 19/07/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli visits Vaca Muerta shale gas deposit: ‘We should all be proud’

    Buenos Aires governor, Daniel Scioli visited today Vaca Muerta shale gas deposit in Nequén province, where he met with his par Jorge Sapag and YPF CEO Miguel Galuccio.

  • 20/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK praises emergence of 'multipolar world' after last week's agenda

    The President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner used Twitter to comment on last week’s visit of Russia’s and China’s presidents and the BRICS-UNASUR. “It is time to value this magnificent opportunity that we have, in a world that becomes multipolar again,” she said. “It has been seven days of intense work”.

  • 20/07/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli optimistic about vulture funds talks

    The governor of Buenos Aires province, Daniel Scioli, expressed his optimism over Argentina’s talks with holdout hedge funds saying they “will be alright”. He also said he was confident about the country’s future: “A big development phase is coming in Argentina”.

  • 20/07/2014 | Argentina

    Government condemns Gaza, Israel violence

    The Argentine government has condemned the recent wave of violence which has hit Israel and the Palestinian region of Gaza, speaking out against the acts committed by both sides in a conflict that has already claimed hundreds of lives.

  • 21/07/2014 | Argentina

    Vulture funds ‘voracious at seizing real assets,’ Gov’t says

    The Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has blasted once again the holdout hedge funds accusing them of being after YPF-Chevron assets in ressources-rich Vaca Muerta region. “If anything is clear it is their voracity to seize real assets,” he stated.

  • 21/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich rejects rumours about his resignation

    The Cabinet Chief bluntly dismissed speculations about his resignation as well as the rumours on Kirchnerite lawmaker Martín Insaurralde joining opposition Renewal Front lines. He said both alternatives are “completely impossible, inadmissible”.

  • 21/07/2014 | Argentina

    Campagnoli back in office after impeachment

    Prosecutor José María Campagnoli is back in office in the City neighbourhood of Saveedra, after being reinstated as prosecutor by the impeachment tribunal that judged him for alleged malfeasance. “I did nothing wrong,” he said and described the impeachement as part of a “harassment” strategy.

  • 21/07/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 8.18 pesos; ‘blue’ to 12.27

    The US dollar closed one cent up at 8.18 pesos in BA City banks and foreign exchange offices. The “blue” dollar also rose, trading at 12.27 pesos.

  • 21/07/2014 | Argentina

    President CFK inaugurates Sarmiento train formations

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner accompanied by the Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo inaugurated seven train formations for the Sarmiento railway at Villa Luro station. “The completely modern trains have arrived,” she announced.

  • 21/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina repeats 'stay' request ahead of hearing with judge Griesa

    Argentina has formally asked judge Thomas Griesa to put on hold an order requiring it to pay the 'vulture funds' who did not participate in debt restructurings, while it seeks a "global resolution" to the legal dispute.

  • 22/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: ‘Income tax claims are political’

    After meeting with the head of the pro-government CGT labour union Antonio Caló, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the claims to raise the income tax exemption ceiling are political. He said the number of workers affected by the tax has not increased.

  • 22/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't says 'Argentina needs stay to honour its commitments'

    Before the hearing held in New York today, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the importance of the suspension of Griesa’s ruling requested by Argentina.

  • 22/07/2014 | Argentina

    Relatives of Once train crash victims mark 29th-month anniversary

    On the 29th-month anniversary of the Once train crash that left 51 dead and 700 injured, relatives of the victims gathered at the Once central station, like they do on the 22th of every month, to remember their loved ones and to renew their claims for justice.

  • 22/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Blue’ dollar up to 12.45 pesos after Griesa's decision; US dollar unchanged at 8.18

    After US Judge Thomas Griesa’s decision to deny Argentina's stay request, the “blue” dollar went up 18 cents to close at 12.45 pesos. Meanwhile, in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices the US dollar traded steady today at 8.18 pesos.

  • 22/07/2014 | Argentina

    US Judge Griesa rejects stay request, Argentine lawyers say deal not possible by July 30 without it

    US Judge Thomas Griesa rejected Argentina’s request for a suspension on the ruling that ordered Buenos Aires to pay 1.3 billion dollars plus interests to vulture funds. The country’s lawyers said a deal cannot be reached by July 30 without it. Court-appointed mediator, Daniel Pollack, called for Argentina and holdouts to meet tomorrow at 11 a.m. (Argentine time) for a first face-to-face encounter.

  • 22/07/2014 | Argentina

    'Argentina's leaders have no interest in negotiating'

    Aurelius Capital Management, LP, a leading holdout investor in Argentina's debt battle said that the country still has no interest in negotiations, just hours before a hearing with US Judge Thomas Griesa on previous orders requiring the country pay holdout bondholders.

  • 22/07/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks fall after vulture fund hearing

    The Buenos Aires City stock market registered losses after US Judge Thomas Griesa denied a new Argentine request for a suspension of the order to pay bondholders before July 30, although heavy early falls were arrested. The Merval index closed down 1.1% at 8,332.29 points.

  • 23/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Life goes on for Argentina despite vulture funds' extorsion’

    In the aftermath of US Judge Griesa’s decision, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that “despite the extorsion of a tiny group of speculators […] Argentina keeps on moving” and praised the government’s economic stimulus policies. “Life goes on for Argentina,” he stated.

  • 23/07/2014 | Argentina

    Cold weather back after spring-like temperatures

    A cold wave from the Antartica has put an end to the spring-like weather Argentineans enjoyed in the past days. The National Weather Service (SMN) reported low temperatures and strong winds nationwide and snowfalls in the Patagonian region.

  • 23/07/2014 | Argentina

    Picket causes traffic chaos on Panamericana highway

    The Panamericana highway at kilometer 31.5 in the Buenos Aires province locality of General Pacheco was once again blocked by workers of the Lear auto-parts company demanding the re-hirement of colleagues. Gendarmes were able to clear one lane of the highway but the tension was high.

  • 23/07/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou delivers a written statement in fake car permits probe

    Amado Boudou met with Federal Judge Claudio Bonadío in the Comodoro Py federal courthouse but refused to answer questions over alleged irregularities in the purchase of an Honda CRX vehicle in 1992. The VP delivered a written statement instead.

  • 23/07/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar unchanged at 8.18 pesos; ‘blue’ dollar up to 12.60

    The US dollar closed unchanged today in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices at 8.18 pesos, while the so called "blue" dollar went up 15 cents to close at 12.60.

  • 24/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘The situation is absurd, should be fixed by the judge himself’

    Ahead of a new hearing called by Judge Thomas Griesa's mediator, Daniel Pollack, in the battle against holdout creditors, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the country faces "an absurd situation caused by an absurd ruling that should be fixed by the judge himself”.

  • 24/07/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar up to 8.19 pesos, 'Blue' falls back

    After moving up by 15 cents yesterday, the “blue” dollar fell back 10 cents to 12.50 pesos today. The official US dollar, meanwhile, closed up a cent at 8.19 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 24/07/2014 | Argentina

    BA City Mayor Macri urges the gov't to pay holdout bondholders

    The mayor of Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri reiterated his belief that Argentina should “comply with [US Judge Thomas Griesa’s] ruling” that orders the country to pay holdout hedge funds in full by Wednesday.

  • 24/07/2014 | Argentina

    Police search for hit-and-run taxi driver

    A 21-year-old woman from Neuquén province died after being hit, dragged by 30 meters and abandoned by a taxi driver while crossing the street in front of Aeroparque airport.

  • 24/07/2014 | Argentina

    Aurelius says it will not ask Griesa for a stay

    Argentine debt holdout investor Mark Brodsky, chairman of Aurelius Capital Management, said his group will not ask US Judge Thomas Griesa to suspend his payment order, after a story in an Argentine newspaper suggested that Paul Singer’s NML Capital Ltd could ask Griesa to reinstate the stay of injunction.

  • 24/07/2014 | Argentina

    Vulture funds claim Argentina wants default

    The NML Elliot fund owned by billionaire Paul Singer said today the Argentine government “made it clear it wants to default” after the meeting with appointed mediator Special Master Daniel Pollack over the Argentine defaulted debt case.

  • 24/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina insists on guarantees for RUFO clause protection

    After failing to reach an agreement during today's meeting with court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack, Argentina reiterated that there could be no negotiations with 'vulture funds' until judge Thomas Griesa provides some insurance against possible liabilities related to the 'Rights upon Future Offers' (RUFO) clause.

  • 25/07/2014 | Argentina

    No resolution in NY meeting, Argentine delegation returns to Buenos Aires

    In a brief, closed-door meeting, US mediator Daniel Pollack met with representatives of Argentina. "The dialogue process opened with the mediator will continue within the next days," a statement released by the Economy Ministry confirmed.

  • 25/07/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.19 pesos; 'blue' rises

    The so called "blue" dollar that trades in the informal market was higher today and closed at 12.60 pesos as investors awaited the outcome of ongoing negotiations between Argentina and vulture funds in New York.

  • 25/07/2014 | Argentina

    Xi Jinping invites CFK to official China visit

    China’s President Xi Jinping sent a letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to thank her for receiving him in Argentina and invited her to visit China.

  • 27/07/2014 | Argentina

    Cold weather continues across the country

    The cold wave from the Antartica that began last week, putting an end to spring-like weather, continues with below-zero temperatures in 10 Argentine provinces.

  • 27/07/2014 | Argentina

    Ministers respond to Rural Society’s criticism

    Agriculture Minister Carlos Casamiquela and Federal Planning chief Julio De Vido rebuffed the criticism of the head of the Argentine Rural Society Luis Etchevehere, who said the government was being “ignorant and arrogant”.

  • 27/07/2014 | Argentina

    No meeting with Pollack scheduled for today

    Argentina does not have a meeting scheduled for today with court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack in New York in its debt legal dispute with holdout creditors but talks continue, a government source said, as the country looks to avoid a possible debt default.

  • 28/07/2014 | Argentina

    US Pollack confirms meeting with Argentine delegation tomorrow, without holdouts

    An Argentine delegation will travel to New York tonight to meet with US court-appointed Special Master Daniel Pollack in its debt dispute with "holdout" investors. The meeting is scheduled for 12 pm (Argentine time), and without the presence of holdouts' representatives.

  • 28/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't fires back at SRA: 'They were accomplices of crimes against humanity'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich bashed the head of the Argentine Rural Society Luis Etchevehere, accusing him of being “an accomplice of crimes against humanity”. Etchevehere had criticised both Néstor and Cristina Kirchner’s administrations, a period he described as the “preyed-upon decade”.

  • 28/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says economic activity independent of vulture fund battle

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said “the economic activity is independent” of the outcome of the country’s legal battle against the vulture funds, asked about the impact in the country's economy in case an agreement is not reached with holdout creditors by Wednesday.

  • 28/07/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps on debt talks uncertainty

    The “blue” today dollar spiked 40 cents, to 13 pesos, amid growing uncertainty over the negotiations between Argentina and its holdout creditors in New York, as the July 30 deadline set by US Judge Thomas Griesa approaches.

  • 28/07/2014 | Argentina

    Mariotto: ‘Francis said Griesa is further right than right-wing Republicans'

    The Deputy Governor of Buenos Aires province Gabriel Mariotto revealed details of a private conversation he had with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

  • 28/07/2014 | Argentina

    BA stocks cut losses, all eyes on vulture funds talks

    The Buenos Aires City stock market registered losses amid operators’ growing uncertainty as the July 30 deadline for the negotiations between Argentina and its holdout creditors in New York approaches, although prices later recovered to diminish early falls. The Merval index was down by 0.98% at 7,844.56 points.

  • 28/07/2014 | Argentina

    Judge Griesa authorises payment of bonds under Argentine law

    New York judge Thomas Griesa has confirmed that the Citigroup bank will on a one-off occasion be permitted to process payment on Argentine bonds held under local law, which form part of the titles restructured following the default of 2001.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    Technical default, a 'fabrication of rating agencies'

    Only a day ahead of the deadline set by US Judge Thomas Griesa for Argentina to pay in full to holdout bondholders, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said “there is no such a thing as a ‘technical default,’ stressing the country has paid creditors and accusing Griesa of not allowing them to receive payment.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina continues last-minute debt talks with US mediator Pollack in New York

    Today's meeting between an Argentine delegation and mediator Daniel Pollack in New York continue, with Economy minister Axel Kicillof flying in at the last minute to witness talks while the parties attempt to avoid possible default as a result of the ongoing dispute with holdout investors ahead of tomorrow's deadline.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar drops 20 cents to 12.80 pesos, official rises

    The “blue” dollar was 20 cents lower at 12.80 pesos, as negotiations between Argentina and holdout creditors continued in New York to avert default. The official rate closed up one cent to 8.21 pesos.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli confident about settlement with holdouts

    The governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli expressed confidence that an agreement with the so called vulture funds can still be reached. “I see last-minute positive signs,” he said.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    Tevez grateful for support after father released from kidnap horror

    The father of Juventus forward Carlos Tevez has been released after being kidnapped for more than eight hours in the city of Morón, in Buenos Aires province. The player later thanked those who had sent their support during the ordeal.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    'We are working to find the kidnappers'

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni said the provincial and City authorities worked together "in a race against the clock" today to ensure the release of the father of Juventus forward Carlos Tevez, Juan Alberto Cabral. “We are working to find those responsible [for the kidnapping],” Berni said.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    Euro bondholders request ‘temporary stay’ from Griesa

    A group of bondholders urged US Federal judge Thomas Griesa to apply a “temporary stay” from January 1st until January 15, 2015, or at least a 90 day measure in order to resolve current negotiations and prevent a new default.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentine banks to deposit guarantee to prevent default

    Summoned through an emergency meeting, the Argentine private banks association (Adeba) held a reunion today in their Buenos Aires City HQ, where they agreed to offer the Government a 250 million dollar guarantee as a preventive measure to avoid a default.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    Mediator Pollack after meeting with Kicillof and vultures: ‘The issues that divide the parties remain unresolved’

    Daniel Pollack, the mediator appointed by US judge Griesa to resolve the dispute between Argentina and the so called vulture funds, affirmed the parts talked “face to face” for the first time and assured a new meeting will be confirmed during the day.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    Banks' offer involves 'private agents only, not public sector'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the u$s 250-million payment offer made by national private banks as a last-minute proposal to holdout hedge funds to prevent Argentina from plunging into a technical default.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina-VF hold 'face-to-face' talks for first time

    Face-to-face talks between representatives of Argentina and so called vulture funds suing the country over its defaulted bonds took place for the first time on Tuesday since negotiations were kicked off in New York earlier this month to settle a 1.3 billion dollar dispute threatening Argentina with the ghost of default for the second time in a decade.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar plunges 50 cents to 12.30 pesos

    Greenbacks in the informal market droped 50 cents to 12.30 pesos with all market eyes focused on New York talks. The US dollar traded 1 cent higher at 8.22 pesos in BA City banks and exchange offices.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    BA stock market jumps 6.9%

    The Buenos Aires City stock market jumped today, reflecting investor’s optimism as last-minute negotiations between Argentina and its holdout creditors continued in New York. The Merval index climbed by 6.9% to 8,937.62 points.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    Condolences for Grondona take over social media

    News of Grondona’s death quickly found its way to Twitter and Facebook with politicians, soccer players, and Argentine clubs expressing their condolences to family of AFA's N°1 for their loss.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    Bank representatives held talks with holdouts in New York

    Banco Macro director Sebastián Palla and other representatives of Argentine banks have made contact with 'vulture funds' in New York in order to lay out a proposal to avoid default. The negotiation, which started around midday, is separate to talks held between Economy minister Axel Kicillof and mediator Daniel Pollack.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    S&P downgrades Argentina to 'selective default'

    Rating agency Standard & Poor's has officially downgraded Argentina's sovereign debt grade to the category of selective default, while negotiations to pay bondholders broke down in New York today.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    Pollack: 'Default is not a mere technical condition but rather a painful event that will hurt real people'

    Daniel Pollack, the mediator appointed by judge Thomas Griesa to oversee negotiations between the Argentine government and holdout investors, today confirmed that talks were unsuccessful between the two parties and that Argentina had fallen into default.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    Banks, vulture funds discuss details of debt agreement; meeting to be resumed tomorrow

    The meeting between Argentine private bank representatives and the so called “vulture funds” over the debt held by the hedge funds has been adjourned and will be resumed tomorrow. Á has revealed that banks will contribute around 1.4 billion dollars in order to buy the titles from the holdouts investors.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK warns Israel over Argentine priest safety

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner published a press release in her Twitter account where she made Israel responsible for the safety of Argentine priest Jorge Hernández, who serves in the Gaza strip, and warned that any harm done to him “will have severe consequences for the bilateral relations.”

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    Foreign private banks still pursue deal

    Although a first strategy headed by Argentina’s ADEBA group of banks that aimed at buying defaulted bonds from vulture funds went wrong yesterday, negotiations with holdout hedge funds were being resumed today now with foreign private banks – such as the Citibank, the JP Morgan and the HSBC -, taking the lead in talks overseen both from New York and Buenos Aires.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    'Any deal between private agents does not involve the state'

    As private banks were still trying to reach an agreement with the holdouts, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich highlighted that any deal between the two parties “does not involve the state” and stressed the importance to avoid triggering the Rights Upon Future Offers (RUFO) clause.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't denies default, bashes US Judiciary

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said Argentina’s "alleged technical default is an absurd fabrication" and accused the US Judiciary of “malpractice.”

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Blue’ dollar jumps to 12.70 pesos; official rate rises

    The “blue” dollar climbed 40 cents to 12.70 pesos today, after the government failed to reach an agreement with holdouts in New York to avert default. The official dollar closed up by a cent to 8.23 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    Bank of New York Mellon confirms still holding Argentina's payments

    The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY) sent a formal letter to holders of Argentina's exchange bonds essentially confirming that the sovereign had defaulted.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK expected to make remarks on future strategy in holdouts battle

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is expected to make remarks about the failed negotiations with holdout bondholders and the country’s future strategy today at 6 pm, at an official ceremony where she will extend provincial government’s debts maturity.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    Italian bondholders say banks deal would trigger RUFO clause

    The Italian bondholders' legal representative Tullio Zembo said that the agreement private banks and holdouts are currently working on would trigger the Rights Upon Future Offers (RUFO) clause.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    US judge Thomas Griesa schedules new hearing for tomorrow

    The US judge overseeing Argentina's dispute with a group of creditors said a hearing he has set for Friday morning in the case will be "regarding the recent default by the Republic of Argentina," according to a court filing.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    Aurelius says no private sector approach worthy

    Aurelius Capital Management has shot down speculation that the hedge fund was fielding a viable private-sector proposal for selling its untendered Argentine sovereign debt in a bid to shorten the amount of time Argentina is in default.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    ISDA to consider in Friday meeting if 'failure to pay' credit event had occurred

    The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) said today it had received its first request to consider whether a credit event had occurred, according to the ISDA website.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof: 'If banks want to pay with their own money, the government won't resist it'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today insisted Argentina will not pay “vulture funds” or “anyone who buys their bonds” a higher amount than the negotiated in the 2005 and 2010 debt swaps, saying the latter would also trigger the RUFO clause.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    Fitch downgrades Argentina to ‘restricted default’

    Fitch rating agency has officially downgraded Argentina's sovereign debt grade to the category of “restrictive default”, as it considered the country failed to make payment of its Discount bonds on July 30.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    US interim ambassador in Argentina urges for ‘practical solutions’ with vulture funds

    Kevin Sullivan, US interim ambassador in Argentina affirmed today the country must seek “practical solutions” with the so called vulture funds over defaulted bonds.

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK announces 17.2% rise for pensioners

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced pension funds will increase by 17,21 percent, to a minimum sum of 3.271.73 pesos starting on September the 1st.

  • 01/08/2014 | Argentina

    US judge Griesa urges Argentina, vulture funds to resume negotiations; rejects replacing Special Master Pollack

    US District Judge Thomas Griesa, in a stern tone, today criticized Argentina's decision to default on $29 billion in debt earlier in the week rather than pay holdout investors as ordered.

  • 01/08/2014 | Argentina

    Informal dollar ends at 12.80 pesos

    The informal rate or "blue" dollar today rose again to end five cents higher at 12.80 pesos after climbing 40 cents yesterday as investors shelter in the US currency amid increasing uncertainty over the ongoing debt negotiations in New York.

  • 01/08/2014 | Argentina

    ISDA declares credit event on Argentina CDS

    The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) today effectively declared Argentina in default, setting in motion a process that could trigger payments worth up to USD1bn on credit default swaps.

  • 01/08/2014 | Argentina

    Moody’s lowers Argentina outlook rating to negative

    Ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service left today Argentina’s note bonds unchanged but it lowered the country’s outlook rating to “negative”, as it considered domestic economy will deteriorate after the failure to pay exchange bondholders.

  • 02/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Pollack is only missing to wear vultures' team shirt'

    Deputy Minister of Economy Emmanuel Álvarez Agis has renewed the government’s criticism of Daniel Pollack – the mediator appointed by US District Court Judge Thomas Griesa to conduct talks between Argentina and so called "vulture funds" –, questioning the lawyer’s “biased” position in the dispute.

  • 02/08/2014 | Argentina

    EU grants ‘feed-lot quota’ to Argentina

    The European Union (EU) has recognized Argentina as one of the few countries able to export high-quality beef under the “feed-lot quota” to the European market, a press release from the Foreign Ministry informed.

  • 03/08/2014 | Argentina

    S. Court Justice Zaffaroni says Griesa's ruling is 'a judicial scandal'

    Supreme Court judge Eugenio Zaffaroni condemned US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling on Argentina’s legal battle against its holdout creditors saying it is a “judicial scandal” that reveals that “today, arbitral power is economical and there are no legal instruments to control it”.

  • 03/08/2014 | Argentina

    Teachers go on strike in BA City, provinces

    Teachers in Buenos Aires City and several provinces joined their colleagues from Buenos Aires province and announced they will not resume classes tomorrow, after the winter break, demanding for the reopening of wage negotiations.

  • 03/08/2014 | Argentina

    BA province gov't says the strike is 'out of context'

    BA Province Cabinet Chief Alberto Pérez described the teachers’ strike in demand of wage raise as “out of context”. He stressed that the salary increase agreed last April has not yet been outpaced by inflation.

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    Cabinet Chief to brief the Senate on Wednesday

    Originally scheduled for July, the Cabinet Chief’s visit to the Senate, where he is to brief lawmakers, will take place on Wednesday, the chief of ministers Jorge Capitanich himself confirmed.

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't calls for legal action against vulture funds

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the government will call for an inquiry for “fraudulent maneuvers” and urged “bondholders, trustees and clearing agencies” to also take legal action against vulture funds.

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    Teachers urge the gov't to 'honour' commitments

    At the beggining of the 48-hour strike launched by teachers in Buenos Aires and several provinces, the head of SUTEBA teachers’ union, Roberto Baradel, justified the walk-out.

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    'The market has spoken and it has determined that there is no default'

    President of the National Security Commission (CNV) Alejandro Vanoli confirmed in a press conference that the national securities watchdog is calling European and US counterparts for a “thorough inquiry” on vulture funds for “fraudulent manoeuvres”.

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 8.28 pesos; 'blue' falls back

    The official rate ended three cents higher at 8.28 pesos in banks and exchange offices while the “blue” dollar fell back by ten cents to 12.70 pesos.

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    Paris Club confirms first receipt of Argentina arrears

    The Paris Club of major creditor nations said today it had received a first payment of Argentina's debt arrears as promised under an agreement struck in May.

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    Cristina: We will adopt measures to help Argentina

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has asserted she would only take decisions that benefitted the overall health and stability of the Argentine state, as she called on the country to defend the achievements of the past 10 years.

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    BA province gov't to meet with striking teachers on Wednesday

    The Buenos Aires province government announced a face-to-face meeting with teachers’ unions on Wednesday and urged them to call off the 48-hour strike launched today.

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    Ex Finance Secretary says govt's vulture fund strategy will isolate the country

    Former Finance Secretary Guillermo Nielsen today referred to the government's strategy towards vulture funds and said "the strategy of blasting the judge and the mediator has not been thought enough and will isolate the country."

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    Judge Griesa allows JP Morgan payment, confirms Pollack as mediator

    New York judge Thomas Griesa has granted the JP Morgan bank permission on a one-time basis to pay out interest services to holders of restructured Argentine bonds, and confirmed that 'Special Master' Daniel Pollack would remain as mediator in the legal dispute despite criticisms from the nation.

  • 05/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't blasts US judge Griesa for ratifying Pollack as Special Master

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich criticised US Judge Thomas Griesa’s decision to confirm Daniel Pollack as mediator to conduct talks between Argentina and holdouts saying "it ratifies the judge’s stance, that does not understand the difficulties of the process.”

  • 05/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't rejects reopening teachers' salary talks

    On the second day of a 48-hour teachers’ strike, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected the unions' demands for new collective wage talks at a national level. "In no way we will encourage the reopening of national wage negotiations," he stated. 

  • 05/08/2014 | Argentina

    ISDA to deliberate on Argentina's default

    The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) will decide today at noon whether Argentina has defaulted on its debt, which would set in motion a process that could trigger payments worth up to USD1bn on credit default swaps.

  • 05/08/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar unchanged 8.28 pesos; 'blue' steady

    The US dollar closed steady at 8.28 pesos in banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires City, following a three-cent climb yesterday amid a low selling volume from grain exporters.

  • 05/08/2014 | Argentina

    ISDA to determine when Argentine CDS is paid

    The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), which declared Argentina in default as of July 30, decided to resume discussions over an auction to settle Credit Default Swaps (CDS) contracts on Thursday.

  • 05/08/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina to urge Citibank, BONY to pay bondholders

    The Argentine Government will formally demand that Citibank and the Bank of New York Mellon pay exchange bondholders, the Economy Ministry informed today in a press release.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't confirms BoNY notice to pay restructured bondholders

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that Argentina has formally demanded the Bank of New York Mellon and other financial entities, in a reference to Citibank, to guarantee that restructured bondholders receive the u$s 539 millions deposited by Argentina.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't rejects "Fútbol para todos" programme accusations

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected accusations made by lawmaker Graciela Ocaña for irregularities in “Fútbol para todos” (Soccer for all) programme saying they are “false, slander”. He bluntly denied that him or his predecesors Aníbal Fernández and Juan Manuel Abal Medina had been indicted, as it was reported by Clarín newspaper.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    Carlotto: 'This is a day of glory'

    After recovering the grandchild she had long been searching for, the head of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Estela Barnes de Carlotto expressed her joy and thanked everyone who helped in her quest to find him. “This is a day of glory,” she said, ecstatic.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.28 pesos; 'blue' jumps to 12.80 pesos

    The US dollar traded steady today and closed at 8.28 pesos in banks and exchange offices, after accumulating a nine-cent rise in the last three weeks.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    Son of Julio López welcomes finding of Carlotto's grandson

    Rubén López, son of Jorge Julio López, a key witness in the case against repressor Miguel Etchecolatz who remains missing since 2006, said the recovery of Estela de Carlotto’s grandson gave him “strength to keep going”.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    Economy Minister warns against 'local vultures'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said that the government is “closely monitoring” business leaders to make sure they “do not take advantage of the vulture funds dispute”.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House signs central banks immunity bill into law

    The Lower House has approved the bill that provides legal immunity for assets held by foreign central banks in Argentina by 201 affirmative votes, 8 negatives and 4 abstentions. The bill was signed into law as it was already sanctioned by the Senate last July.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Oposition looks for excuses not to debate'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich briefed senators in the Upper House during a session presided by Vicepresident Amado Boudou, but several opposition blocs walked out of the audience in protest to the presence of the politician.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof tells bondholders they have rights over funds withheld in NY

    The Economy Ministry reminded bondholders that they possessed rights and "solutions" over the funds currently owed to those holding restructured titles, which are being held by the Bank of New York (BoNY) while Argentina argues that they must be turned over to participants of the 2005 and 2010 debt swaps.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    House sales in BA City up 19,6% in June

    The Buenos Aires City Public Notaries Association revealed today that house sales in June rose 19.6 percent across the district, reaching the highest level so far after months of negative results.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t fires back at Griesa, reiterates BoNY has to pay bondholders

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said US Judge Thomas Griesa has proved his “incompetence, constant bias” by ratifying his order to keep a hold on funds Argentina deposited for exchange bondholders in the Bank of New York Mellon.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou attends Santos inauguration

    Following the controversial Senate session he presided over yesterday, with opposition blocs walking out of the chamber in protest against his presence, Vicepresident Amado Boudou travelled to Colombia to attend President Santos’ swearing-in ceremony.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    Banks paralysed nationwide due to strike

    Banks nationwide will not be open to the public due to a 24-hour strike launched in protest against the income tax floor.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar closes steady at 8.28 pesos, 'blue' at 12.80 pesos

    The US dollar traded unchanged at 8.28 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices with few operations registered following a strike affecting all banking activities. In the informal market, greenbacks closed at 12.80 pesos.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    ‘To say that there is no investment because of vultures is a lie’

    The economy minister reiterated his criticism against industrial leaders for "using" Argentina’s dispute with vulture funds as an “excuse” for not investing. He said that the “government is an ally” of those who invest.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    ‘The debt has to be paid but not at the expense of the people’

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti commented for the first time on the government’s battle against vulture funds. “The debt has to be paid,” but “with humans rights as limits,” he warned.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    Bond dispute: US judge Griesa to hold new hearing tomorrow

    New York District judge Thomas Griesa has scheduled a hearing at 4 pm local time tomorrow to address Argentina's recent public statements over their attempts to pay creditors, a court official said.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    Thousands visit Saint Cajetan sanctuary

    Worshippers of Saint Cajetan have flocked to the Italian priest's sanctuary in the City neighbourhood of Liniers, in order to thank him for the bread and work they received during the last year.

  • 08/08/2014 | Argentina

    Bond dispute: Hearing called by US judge Griesa begins

    New York District judge Thomas Griesa has scheduled a hearing at 4 pm local time today to address Argentina's recent public statements over their attempts to pay creditors, a court official said.

  • 08/08/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steadies at 8.29 pesos, 'blue' at 12.80 pesos

    The US dollar climbed one cent and ended the week at 8.29 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices. In the informal market, greenbacks traded stable and closed at 12.80 pesos.

  • 08/08/2014 | Argentina

    Labour Minister admits employment levels dropped

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada today admitted Argentina "is not having the same growing employment levels of the past years."

  • 08/08/2014 | Argentina

    Griesa insists Argentina makes 'false statements', threatens to declare the country in 'contempt'

    NY district judge Thomas Griesa threatened today the Argentine lawyers to declare the South American nation in “contempt” if the Republic continues to make “false and deceiving statements,” following Argentina’s claim it has already paid exchange bondholders and has no pending obligations, as it deposited US$539 million in bond payments in Bank of New York Mellon (BoNY) and Citibank.

  • 08/08/2014 | Argentina

    US rejects to grant jurisdiction in The Hague over Argentine debt case

    A US State Department spokeswoman told that the US would not agree to grant jurisdiction in the International Court of Justice, following Argentina's intention to sue the US over its sovereign debt dispute.

  • 10/08/2014 | Argentina

    Mar del Plata DAIA leader shot dead

    The head of the Jewish community organization DAIA in Mar del Plata, Benjamin Schujman, was killed last night by one of his employees, who then took his own life, at his estate in Mar Chiquita, in Buenos Aires province.

  • 10/08/2014 | Argentina

    Estela de Carlotto: ‘I have closed a chapter but there is still a lot to do’

    Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo head Estela de Carlotto has said that finding his long-lost grandson is a “dream” that “brought Argentines together” but pointed out that “there is still a lot to do”.

  • 11/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t insists it is not involved in talks between banks, holdouts

    The cabinet chief reiterated that any ongoing negotiations between Argentinean private agents and holdouts “are not the state’s concern or responsibility.”

  • 11/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich denies further devaluation plans

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected that the government plans to further devaluate the peso, in response to criticism by Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) head Héctor Méndez, who had suggested that it might need to intervene to accelerate the devaluation.

  • 11/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich to oil provinces: ‘No one is saved alone’

    Following the rejection of Chubut province legislature of the oil and gas bill drafted by the national government, and with Neuquén province to follow the same path, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the project is “fully compatible” with the country’s “energy self-supply strategy”.

  • 11/08/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.29 pesos, 'blue' unchanged at 12.80 pesos

    The US dollar ended unchanged at 8.29 pesos in BA City banks and foreign exchange offices. Meanwhile, the informal rate remained steady at 12.80 pesos.

  • 11/08/2014 | Argentina

    Printing giant RR Donelley files for bankruptcy in Argentina

    The Chicago-based printing firm RR Donnelley announced that it is shuting down operations in Argentina due to an “insurmountable crisis” and filing for bankruptcy, after 22 years in the country. The Buenos Aires province Ministry of Labour has ordered 15 days of mandatory conciliation to solve the crisis.

  • 11/08/2014 | Argentina

    UIA representatives meet with gov't officials, urge to ease supplies imports

    Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) leaders met with Domestic Trade Secretary Augusto Costa and asked him to “ease the import of necessary supplies.” The government pledged export promotion measures.

  • 11/08/2014 | Argentina

    UIA's De Mendiguren highlights discussions with gov't resumed

    After a meeting between government officials and representatives from the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) today, its secretary Ignacio De Mendiguren, considered the meeting “positive” and stated that “the most important thing is that we resumed discussions.”

  • 11/08/2014 | Argentina

    Facebook launches personalised gender in Argentina

    Social media network Facebook has officially launched a new 'personalised gender' option for profiles in Argentina, in an event attended by the Argentine Homosexual Community (CHA), one of the principal backers of the scheme.

  • 12/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends new consumer protection bills

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has said the government is expecting the Congress to discuss the series of new bills drafted by the Executive to amend laws that protect consumers and regulate companies.

  • 12/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't denounces 'deliberate strategy to radicalize protests'

    Amid the ongoing labour conflicts in Lear and RR Donnelly firms, both located in Panamericana Highway, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich differentiated the two cases and said that “there is a deliberate strategy to radicalize protests” that seeks to “erode the confidence in the government”.

  • 12/08/2014 | Argentina

    Chikungunya virus detected in Argentina

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that two patients have contracted the Chikungunya virus but pointed out that they were both imported cases since the affected had recently travelled to Dominican Republic. “The virus is not circulating in the country,” the official stressed.

  • 12/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar climbs 15 cents to 12.95 pesos

    The so called "blue dollar" advanced fifteen cents today and closed at 12.95 pesos, boosted by a 18-cent climb in the blue-chip swap, which traded at 10.94 pesos. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded unchanged at 8.29 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 12/08/2014 | Argentina

    Kirchnerites slam vultures, support CFK leadership in mass rally

    Thousands of pro government activists gathered at the Luna Park stadium in Buenos Aires City, to express their support in favour of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's stand against the so called vulture funds.

  • 13/08/2014 | Argentina

    Consumer protection bills seek to 'enforce the Constitution' - Capitanich

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich responded to Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) criticism of the government-fueled bill to reform several consumptions laws, including the Supply law, saying it is a “high quality” project that aims to “enforce the Article 42 of the Constitution.”

  • 13/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t says ‘acceleration’ on restructured bonds not possible

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected the possibility raised last week by Argentina’s holdout investors to declare principal and interest immediately due, a move known as acceleration, saying the conditions for it have not been met.

  • 13/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich rejects Church’s warnings over 'jobs instability’

    In response to the remarks by Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) spokesperson Jorge Oesterheld about “growing employment instability”, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that “the opinion of one spokeman is not a document”.

  • 13/08/2014 | Argentina

    Parallel dollar rates climb amid uncertainty over vulture funds battle

    The "blue" dollar rate continued to chart a rising path and advanced 20 cents to close at 13.15 pesos today, boosted by climbs in the stock exchange rate and the blue-chip swap rate, amid growing uncertainty over the country’s dispute with its holdout creditors.

  • 13/08/2014 | Argentina

    Río Tercero explosion trial begins

    The trial for the explosion of a military factory in Río Tercero, Córdoba province began at the Province’s Federal Court II, 19 years after the explosions that killed seven people and wounded hundreds.

  • 13/08/2014 | Argentina

    CFK in Paraguay: 'We are here for an historical recognition'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived in Paraguay to return the furniture and other belongings of one of the country’s most revered leaders, Francisco Solano López, seized by Buenos Aires 150 years ago.

  • 13/08/2014 | Argentina

    ISDA sets Argentina CDS auction for August 21

    The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) will hold an auction on August 21 to settle Argentina's outstanding credit default swaps.

  • 13/08/2014 | Argentina

    HSBC Buenos Aires offices raided by AFIP

    AFIP tax bureau officials carried out three simultaneous raids at HSBC offices in Buenos Aires this afternoon as part of an investigation into alleged tax evasion and money laundering.

  • 13/08/2014 | Argentina

    Government expresses ‘deep grief’ after Campos accident

    Through an official communiqué, the Federal Government manifested its ‘deep grief’ for the tragic death of Brazilian Eduardo Campos, Pernambuco former governor and socialist candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, who died during a plane accident earlier today.

  • 14/08/2014 | Argentina

    'AEA, UIA, COPAL represent the interests of concentrated powers'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended once again the bill drafted by the Executive to amend laws that protect consumers and regulate companies and bashed its critics, mainly industrial leaders, saying they “represent the interests of concentrated powers”.

  • 14/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t denies changes in dollar sales for savings

    Amid record climbs in the parallel dollar rates, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the government is not considering any changes in the purchase of dollars for savings policy.

  • 14/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t says Aurelius makes 'irrational threats', vulture funds are 'int'l mobsters'

    In response to Aurelius Capital Management claims that “the worst is yet to come” for Argentina, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that those threats are “emtpy and irrational” and described the holdouts as “voracious groups that make up an international mob”.

  • 14/08/2014 | Argentina

    Informal rate breaks new record at 13.20 pesos, US dollar steady at 8.29

    The informal rate continued its rising path today, with a new record climb to close at 13.20 pesos. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded steady at 8.29 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 14/08/2014 | Argentina

    UIA threatens to take the consumption reform to court if passed

    Argentine Industrial Union [UIA] Vice-President José Urtubey said that if the reform that the Executive seeks for the Supply law is passed by the Congress they will “resort to the court”

  • 14/08/2014 | Argentina

    UNEN Binner, Sanz close the door on Macri deal

    Amid tensions between the leaders of the Broad Front UNEN over lawmaker Elisa Carrió’s promotion of an electoral alliance with PRO, the Front’s lawmakers Ernesto Sanz and Hermes Binner rejected any deal with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri’s party.

  • 14/08/2014 | Argentina

    Semester ends with fiscal surplus, deficit registered in June

    The fiscal surplus has reached 2.2 billion pesos although in June a primary budget deficit estimated in 286.6 million pesos was recorded.

  • 14/08/2014 | Argentina

    CFK inaugurates housing program extension

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner launched a series of housing programs in several provinces during an act broadcasted from the Women's Salon at Government House, City of Buenos Aires.

  • 14/08/2014 | Argentina

    CFK links Donnelley with vultures, seeks to apply anti-terrorism laws

    President Cristina Fernández has instructed the application of the anti-terrorist law for the first time against Donnelley, a printing company allegedly funded by a number of so-called vulture funds linked to Elliott Management head Paul Singer.

  • 15/08/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.29 pesos, 'blue' at $13.20

    The US dollar closed unchanged at 8.29 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange office. The Central Bank has marked its lowest peak in currency purchasing acquiring only u$s10 million yesterday though international reserves remained steady.

  • 15/08/2014 | Argentina

    Holders of Argentina eurobonds appeal US Judge Griesa ruling

    Holders of euro-denominated Argentine bonds have appealed judge Thomas Griesa's ruling blocking the country from making payments on their debt, according to a court filing.

  • 17/08/2014 | Argentina

    Costa says Supply Law reform 'gives no new powers to the gov't'

    Domestic Trade Secretary Augusto Costa rejected that the reform of the Supply law pushed by the Executive will give more intervention power to the government and stressed that it is not inspired by “international experiences”, in response to those who compared the bill to the policies implemented in Venezuela.

  • 17/08/2014 | Argentina

    Carlotto: 'Judiciary will rule on the couple that raised my grandson'

    Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo head Estela de Carlotto said Argentine Judiciary will determine the fate of the couple that raised her recently-recovered grandson, snatched from his mother Laura during the country’s last dictatorship.

  • 17/08/2014 | Argentina

    Río Negro governor feels 'outside of Kirchnerism', closer to Massa

    Amid a crisis in local Victory Front party, the Governor of Río Negro province Alberto Weretilneck has said he feels “outside of the Victory Front” due to local PJ party “expulsive attitude”, and admitted he is closer to Renewal Front’s Sergio Massa, who he described as “the person Argentina needs”.

  • 17/08/2014 | Argentina

    'No one can deny that drug-trafficking has advanced in Argentina'

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti has said that drug-trafficking has advanced in the country, increasing insecurity rates.

  • 18/08/2014 | Argentina

    Cobos says UNEN-PRO alliance 'practically impossible'

    UCR Congressman and Presidential pre-candidate Julio Cobos said an alliance between UNEN and Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri’s PRO party is “practically imposible” and urged the Broad Front to stop “wasting effort.”

  • 18/08/2014 | Argentina

    Summer-like weather to continue all week

    The warm weather, with temperatures rising up to 30 °C in Buenos Aires and many provinces during the long-weekend, will continue at least until Saturday, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) said.

  • 19/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t says the US has not confirmed whether it accepts ICJ's jurisdiction

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Legal Adviser Susana Ruiz Cerrutti were addressing reporters this morning to discuss Argentina’s legal action against the US at the Hague over its dispute with holdout hedge funds.

  • 19/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Business leaders must stop political chicanery'

    Cabinet Chief Capitanich fired back against critics of the bills drafted by the Executive to reform several consumption and production laws saying “business leaders must stop political chicanery and strategies that seek to distort (public) opinion.”

  • 19/08/2014 | Argentina

    Vanoli says anti-terrorism law will not be applied against Donelley

    Head of the CNV securities regulator Alejandro Vanoli explained that the anti-terrorism law will not be applied against printing firm RR Donnelley, as president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner had announced, and that economic crimes law will be enforced instead.

  • 19/08/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar up to 8.30 pesos; 'blue' steady at 13.20 pesos

    The US dollar closed one cent up today at 8.30 pesos in Buenos Aires city banks and foreign exchange offices. Following a week with record climbs, the so called "blue" dollar was unchanged at 13.20 pesos.

  • 19/08/2014 | Argentina

    Lear autopart back to work after two-week paralysis

    The employees of US-based autoparts company Lear went back to work, after the plant in General Pacheco, in Buenos Aires province, was paralysed for two weeks due to a labour protest.

  • 19/08/2014 | Argentina

    Russia to boost Argentinean imports

    Industry Minister Débora Giorgi and Agriculture Minister Carlos Casamiquela met in Moscow with Russian authorities, seeking to increase Argentine exports, capitalising on the ban set by President Vladimir Putin on European and US agricultural goods in response to Western sanctions over the situation in Ukraine.

  • 19/08/2014 | Argentina

    INDEC: Unemployment up to 7.5%

    The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has revealed that unemployment reached 7.5 percent during the second quarter of 2014, a 0.4 percent increase on the previous period.

  • 20/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't says 'contempt ruling' inapplicable to Argentina

    Anticipating what seems an imminent order of contempt-of-court by US Judge Thomas Griesa following President Kirchner’s decision to push a bill to change the payment jurisdiction to Buenos Aires, the cabinet chief pointed out that as a “sovereign country” Argentina cannot end up in contempt.

  • 20/08/2014 | Argentina

    'We should be asking Griesa for BoNY deposits'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich stressed that by changing the debt’s jurisdiction to Buenos Aires the government seeks to protect restructured bondholders and pointed out that the fate of the u$s 539 millions deposited to restructured creditors in a Bank of New York (BoNY) account is to be determined by US District Judge Thomas Griesa, who has frozen the assets.

  • 20/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar leaps 35 cents after gov't debt announcements

    Following the government’s proposal to change the debt’s jurisdiction from New York to Buenos Aires, the US dollar closed three cents up to 8.33 pesos in banks and exchange offices of the City, while the "blue" rate added a massive 35 cents to trade at 13.55 pesos.

  • 20/08/2014 | Argentina

    Italian bondholders praise jurisdiction change

    The Italian bondholders' legal representative Tullio Zembo praised the Sovereign Public Debt Payment Law pushed by the government saying the decision to change the debt’s jurisdiction to Buenos Aires is “probably the most appropiate.”

  • 20/08/2014 | Argentina

    Summer-like temperatures until Saturday

    The central and northern Argentine provinces will experience temperatures up to 35 °C until Saturday, when this week’s summer-like weather is expected to come to an end, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) has said.

  • 20/08/2014 | Argentina

    Berni: 'I did not make any xenophobic remark'

    Following the controversy sparked by his remarks calling for action on “foreign criminals”, Security Secretary Sergio Berni rejected that his comments were xenophobic and called for a “serious debate” on foreign national criminality rates.

  • 20/08/2014 | Argentina

    Aurelius: 'Argentine leaders have chosen to be outlaws'

    Hedge fund Aurelius Capital Management has slammed Argentina's proposal to change the jurisdiction of restructured debt to Buenos Aires, in a move that the holdout investor called the nation's "latest plan to evade and violate US court orders".

  • 20/08/2014 | Argentina

    CFK speaks at BA stock market 160th anniversary

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today attended the Buenos Aires Stock market to address the 160th anniversary of the entity.

  • 20/08/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: Those who invested in stocks earned more than with dollar

    President Kirchner emphasized the need to amplify “the local financial market so we will not depend on foreign fluctuations,” during the celebration of Buenos Aires Stock Market 160th anniversary.

  • 21/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Dissident CGT 'does not represent majority of workers'

    Following the announcement by the dissident CGT umbrella union of a 24-hour strike for August 28, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the anti-government CGT splinters led by Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo “does not represent the majority of workers or unions.”

  • 21/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Macri more in tune with vultures, Griesa than with Argentina’s interests'

    The cabinet chief bashed Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri for his remarks against the national government’s plan to reopen the debt swap, replacing the Bank of New York Mellon with local Banco Nación as trustee.

  • 21/08/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps 7.5 cents, informal rate hits 13.95 pesos

    In a market shaken by the government’s plan to restructure the external debt replacing the bank of New York Mellon as trustee, the "blue" dollar jumped 40 cents to close at 13.95 pesos. Meanwhile, the official dollar rate climbed seven cents and a half and closed at 8.405 pesos.

  • 21/08/2014 | Argentina

    US judge Griesa declares jurisdiction change illegal

    US District Judge Thomas Griesa declared that an Argentine plan to change the jurisdiction of restructured foreign debt was illegal, while resisting holdout investors' demands that Argentina be held in contempt of court for attempting to change the site of payment to Buenos Aires.

  • 21/08/2014 | Argentina

    Stiglitz would have 'recommended' debt swap reopening

    In an interview with Argentina’s daily Ámbito Financiero, Nobel Economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz considered the government’s move to reopen the debt swap a “good call” saying the reopening would “voluntarily" invite bondholders to join the strategy.

  • 21/08/2014 | Argentina

    Deputy Economy Minister Agis rejects devaluation plans

    Deputy Minister of Economy Emmanuel Álvarez Agis denied that the government plans a new devaluation and warned against “abrupt” exchange rate increases which create “tense situations” for the country.

  • 21/08/2014 | Argentina

    European creditors seek removal of RUFO clause

    European investors holding 5.2 billion dollars of restructured Argentine bonds are negotiating the removal of the Rights Upon Future Options (RUFO) clause that the country claims prevents them from negotiating with vulture funds, sources close to the meetings informed today.

  • 22/08/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps one cent and a half, 'blue' falls to 13.88 pesos

    The official dollar climbed one and a half cents in Buenos Aires city banks and exchange offices to close at 8.42 pesos. Meanwhile, greenbacks in the informal market lost seven cents and closed at 13.88 pesos in the last day of the financial week.

  • 22/08/2014 | Argentina

    WTO rules against Argentina in import restrictions case

    The three trade powers argued that Argentina did not grant licenses to importers automatically as required by WTO rules, allowing it to shield its vulnerable economy. The case was part of a tit-for-tat trade war in which the government seized control of oil firm YPF from its Spanish parent Repsol.

  • 23/08/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina to ‘immediately appeal’ WTO ruling

    Argentina will appeal the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that urged the country to “respect international trade laws” following the complaint issued by the US, the European Union and Japan questioning its “protectionist measures."

  • 23/08/2014 | World

    “I just want peace”, says mother of 4 –year-old Daniel Tregerman

    By Damian Pachter Staff

    After the death of her four –year-old son Daniel, Gila Tregerman called today for a peaceful solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and stated “I just want peace,” during a phone conversation with the

  • 24/08/2014 | Argentina

    Fintech Advisory fund welcomes new debt swap under Argentine law

    Fintech Advisory hedge fund head David Martínez Guzmán has said the fund is willing to accept the new debt swap proposed by the Argentine government in order to “isolate (US) judge Thomas Griesa and vulture funds, and resume the chain of payment arbitrarily interrupted.”

  • 24/08/2014 | Argentina

    YPF unearths gas, petroleum reserve in Santa Cruz

    State-owned petroleum company YPF has announced the discovery of new gas and oil reserves in the province of Santa Cruz, with the potential to produce more than 200,000 cubic metres of gas and 370 barrels of oil per day.

  • 25/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't defends new debt swap plan: 'BoNY has breached contract'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the Executive’s plan to replace the bank of New York Mellon (BoNY) as trustee of Argentina’s restructured bonds saying it has “breached the trust agreement.”

  • 25/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich bashes opposition unions, lawmakers for being 'vulture funds' advocates'

    Ahead of a transport strike announced for Thursday by anti-government CGT splinter, and as the Congresss gets ready to tackle a set of economic measures submitted by the Executive, the chief of ministers bashed opposition unions and lawmakers saying they are “advocates and instruments of the vulture funds.”

  • 25/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't denies China blocks loans because of default

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected media reports that China is demanding Argentina to get out of default before it approves infrastructure credits to finance dam projects in the Santa Cruz province.

  • 25/08/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar unchanged, 'blue' dollar jumps to 13.98 pesos

    Following a nine-cent climb last week, in a market shaken by the government’s plan to restructure the external debt, the US dollar closed stable at 8.42 pesos today. Meanwhile, the informal rate jumped 10 cents to 13.98 pesos, breaking a new record.

  • 25/08/2014 | Argentina

    Costa says meat, milk exports 'not closed'

    Domestic Trade Secretary Augusto Costa said that milk and meat exports “are not closed” and questioned those who “aim at creating uncertainty” over the economy by not recognizing that basic foods prices “are falling since January.”

  • 25/08/2014 | Argentina

    PRO reiterates rejection of gov't debt swap bill

    PRO party lawmaker Federico Sturzenegger urged the government to “sit with the (US) judge” Thomas Griesa to “honour debt commitments” and reiterated that the center-right bloc will not back in Congress the bill pushed by the Executive to remove the bank of New York Mellon as Argentina’s trustee.

  • 25/08/2014 | Argentina

    Investor Soros sues BONY for unpaid Argentina bonds

    Billionaire United States investor George Soros and Kyle Bass, the founder of hedge fund Hayman Capital Management, have opened a lawsuit against the Bank of New York Mellon (BONY) for failing to distribute 226 million euros in Argentine bonds to creditors.

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t revokes BoNY authorization to operate in Argentina

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that the Office of the Superintendent of Financial and Exchange Institutions has revoked the authorization for the bank of New York Mellon to operate in Argentina.

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t officials to brief lawmakers on swap bill

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended once again the Executive’s bill to be discussed in Congress this week that seeks to open a new debt swap with local Nación Fideicomisos as trustee, and announced that Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, Treasury Attorney Angelina Abbona and Legal and Technical Secretary Carlos Zanini will brief lawmakers tomorrow on the details of the “Sovereign Payment” bill.

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t denies interference in UTA, scolds opposition unions

    Ahead of the national strike called by the anti-government splinter of CGT and CTA umbrella unions for Thursday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich denied any official interference in UTA Transport Union -which is yet to determine whether it joins the walk-out- and scolded opposition unions.

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Blue’ dollar jumps 22 cents to $14.20, sets new record

    The informal rate continued its rising path today. It advanced 22 cents to close at 14.20 pesos, pushed by speculation and hikes in the blue-chip swap rate and stock exchange rate. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded steady at 8.42 pesos.

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    Two dead, 12 injured in supermarket explosion

    At least two people were killed and 12 were injured in an explosion that destroyed a Chinese-owned supermarket in Virrey del Pino, La Matanza, in Buenos Aires Province.

  • 26/08/2014 | World

    'I hope our family will be the last to suffer'

    By Damian Pachter
    Marcelo Tregerman, grandfather of 4-year-old Daniel who was killed by a Hamas mortar launched from the Gaza Strip last Friday, speaks to the from Israel.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't on Thursday's strike: ‘Pickets are a sign of weakness’

    Ahead of the national strike called by anti-government splinters of the CGT and CTA labour groups, the cabinet chief said the walkout is “political” and that unions end up playing vulture funds' game.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'Argentina is under speculative attack'

    After the US dollar informal rate broke a new record yesterday, advancing 22 cents to 14.20 pesos, the cabinet chief accused vulture funds of “speculative attacks against the (peso) currency” to “systematically erode the government’s credibility and trust.”

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't vows to 'monitor' RR Donnelley bankruptcy to guarantee jobs

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the situation of bankrupted RR Donnelley printing firm workers and pledged the “necessary monitoring” to guarantee the sources of work.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar climbs 18 cents to 14.38 pesos, hits new record mark

    The informal rate continued its raising path today. The so-called “blue” dollar has advanced 18 cents to close at 14.38 pesos, pushed by speculation and hikes in the blue-chip swap rate and stock exchange rate.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Micheli's CTA holds rally at Congress

    Anti-government CTA labour union lead by Pablo Micheli and left-wing groups began a 36-hour protest marching along Buenos Aires City downtown and organizing pickets at the City’s main access points.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof urges Congress not to become 'judge Griesa’s clerk office'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof spoke before the Budget and Foreign Affairs Committees of the Senate as a new round of talks began over a bill that if approved would allow for the voluntary payment of the country’s creditors in Buenos Aires.

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't bashes picket protesters for 'supporting those who earn most'

    Amid a 36-hour protest by anti-government CTA labour union lead by Pablo Micheli and left-wing groups and as the national 24-hour strike called by anti-government CGT Union unfolds, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich criticized MST and Labour Party leftist groups for “supporting those who earn most.”

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    'They seek a devaluation that is obviously not going to happen'

    After the informal rate hit a new record mark of 14.38 pesos yesterday, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich dennounced “continous speculative attacks” from vulture funds that operate in the parallel market “seeking to cause a devaluation that is obviously not going to happen.”

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    Bus drivers denounce attacks, paralyse service

    Although the UTA Transport Union did not join the strike today, bus lines 112,165 and 243, that run in southern Great Buenos Aires, denounced attacks against their units and decided to paralyse the service.

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at 8.42 pesos

    The US dollar traded steady and closed at 8.42 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices. Low market activity was expected due to bank workers’ adherence to the national strike, affecting operations in financial entities in the country. The “blue” dollar traded at 14.38 pesos in a quiet market.

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    Opposition leaders, gov’t officials, businessmen gather at Council of Americas conference

    The Council of Americas 11° conference in Buenos Aires City gathered government officials, opposition leaders with presidential ambitions and businessmen at the exclusive Alvear Palace Hotel to discuss the country’s political and economic situation.

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    BA Governor Scioli: 'It is a sad day'

    The governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli said “it is a sad day” because of the national strike called by opposition unions, with plants that have “pulled down shutters” and workers on the streets.

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    CGT's Moyano praises strike 'success'

    The anti-government splinters of CGT and CTA trade unions described the strike as “a success.” In sharp contrast with government numbers, Dissident CGT head Hugo Moyano said that over 80% of workers joined the walkout today.

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof heads to Brazil for talks on automotive industry

    Economy minister Axel Kicillof left Buenos Aires today to travel to Brazil, where he will meet with fellow ministers from the country to discuss the current situation of bilateral trade and the automotive industry.

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    Randazzo blames worker leaders for wagons vandalism

    Transport and Interior minister Florencio Randazzo blamed two unionists for the vandalism on the Sarmiento railway line during today’s national strike while announcing that criminal charges were filed.

  • 29/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar drops 33 cents to 14.05 pesos

    The blue dollar rate which trades in the informal market today dropped 33 cents to 14.05 pesos after a quiet session yesterday due to a nationwide strike staged by anti-government unions. The official rate closed unchanged at 8.42 pesos.

  • 29/08/2014 | Argentina

    After Argentina row with vultures, ICMA revises rules for sovereign defaults

    Banks, investors and other users of bond markets have agreed to change how they would deal with defaulting debt, removing holdouts' veto right to avoid a repetition of the fracas over Argentina.

  • 29/08/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina to present debt restructuring regulation project before UN

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman have announced Argentina will present on September 9 a project before the United Nations aimed at regulating international debt restructurings and avoiding “vulture funds’ attack on sovereign nations.”

  • 29/08/2014 | Argentina

    US judge Griesa sets new hearing in Argentina bond case

    US judge overseeing litigation by Argentina and creditors Thomas Griesa has scheduled a hearing to assess whether Citigroup Inc (C.N) should be forced to comply with a subpoena.

  • 31/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Social development cannot be jeopardised by the extorsion of tiny group of financiers'

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman referred to Argentina’s plan to regulate international debt restructurings, to be presented on Tuesday before the UN's General Assembly, and stressed the importance of the project saying that “the legal loophole is huge” and that it affects “most of the countries in the world.”

  • 31/08/2014 | Argentina

    Germany's Finance Minister: 'Argentina an example of lack of solidity'

    Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble slammed Argentina’s stance against its holdout creditors saying it has been -and continues to be- “an example of lack of solidity.”

  • 31/08/2014 | Argentina

    CFK praises ‘satellite sovereignty’ on Twitter

    Following the presentation of ARSAT 1, the first satellite fully developed in Argentina, the president posted a new series of tweets about it. “We speak of satellite sovereignty because the UK was after one of the two orbital positions that Argentina managed to retain for its satellites,” she said.

  • 31/08/2014 | Argentina

    Search efforts intensified for missing sailboat

    Argentine naval authorities have stepped up efforts to find four citizens who have been missing since last Tuesday when a storm engulfed their sailing vessel, around the Brazilian port of Río Grande do Sul.

  • 01/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t plays down monetary base growth's impact on inflation

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich adressed the warnings issued by different analysts about the government’s record monetary base expansion in August. He dismissed a negative impact on inflation rates saying “analyst’s forecasts will not necessarily happen.”

  • 01/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't to respond to Judge Servini's request, Capitanich says

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that “Secretary General to the Presidency Oscar Parrilli is working on a report for Federal Judge María Servini de Cubría,” following the magistrate’s warning of a raid at government house if she did not receive the information she requested in her investigation into drug trafficking.

  • 01/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich insists on stay claim

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated Argentina’s demand for a stay to US Judge Thomas Griesa in the dispute against its holdout creditors. “When we think of a simple, easy solution, it is up to Judge Griesa. It is to issue a stay until the first trimester of 2015,” he stated.

  • 01/09/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Blue’ dollar climbs 15 cents to 14.20 pesos

    After falling 15 cents earlier, the "blue" dollar bounced back to rise 15 cents and traded at 14.20 pesos, after last week's record highs. Meanwhile, the official rate closed steady at 8.42 pesos.

  • 01/09/2014 | Argentina

    CTA's Yasky says will demand 35% minimum wage hike in today's meeting

    Before the meeting of the Minimum Wage Council scheduled for today, Hugo Yasky, the head of pro-government CTA splinter group, said they would demand a 35 percent minimum wage hike and warned the job market is eyeing “warning lights” due to increased suspensions and firings.

  • 01/09/2014 | Argentina

    Discussion of immigration policies launched

    After the controversy sparked by Security Secretary Sergio Berni’s remarks on foreigners who “come to Argentina to commit crimes”, the government has decided to launch a “round table” with NGOs to discuss immigration policies.

  • 01/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t expects to increase exports to Russia up to 2,000 million dollars

    Agriculture Minister Carlos Casamiquela predicted that Argentine food export to Russia “could increase between 1,800 and 2,000 million dollars” and expected the operations to begin on September 15, when officials and business leaders of both countries meet in Moscow’s World Food exhibition.

  • 01/09/2014 | Argentina

    Macri vows to remove export tax duties, lower inflation if elected president

    The mayor of Buenos Aires city vowed to lower inflation rates in two or three years and to “remove export tax duties” and “any impediment to export” if he is elected president in 2015 elections.

  • 01/09/2014 | Argentina

    August tax income rises 31.3% on year, government says

    Argentina's tax revenue jumped 31.3 percent in August from a year earlier to 99.7 billion pesos ($11.852 billion), the government said today.

  • 01/09/2014 | Argentina

    New passport system is online

    The Interior Ministry today announced the new system to apply for a passport on the Internet is already online.

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't says fuel prices 'to be maintained in 2014' after 4% hike

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the 4% increase in fuel prices by state-controlled energy firm YPF, the seventh hike this year. The official stated that the companies will most likely “maintain current prices during the course of the year.”

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich rejects immigration law reform

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich dismissed any reform on Argentine immigration law, following the support expressed by different political leaders to Security Secretary Sergio Berni’s call for “legal tools” to expell foreigners who commit crimes.

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    Heavy rainfalls, winds hit Buenos Aires

    The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has issued an alert for downpours and winds in Buenos Aires City and sorrounding areas.

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar climbs five cents to 14.25 pesos

    The informal rate jumped five cents to close at 14.25 pesos, following a 15-cent hike yesterday. Meanwhile, the official dollar rate was steady at 8.42 pesos.

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    At least 12 killed, 3 wounded in crash in Santiago del Estero

    At least 12 people died and three were severely injured when a minibus and an YPF cistern-truck collided on National Route 9, in southern Santiago del Estero province, near the town of El Simbol.

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    CTA's Yasky blasts UIA's Méndez for ‘defending speculators’

    The head of pro-government CTA splinter group Hugo Yasky criticised the absence of Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) leader Héctor Méndez at yesterday’s Wage Council. “(Méndez’s) attitude favours market freedom, in defense of speculators,” Yasky said.

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    Labour Ministry praises Wage Council meeting

    The Ministry of Labour Carlos Tomada praised the decision taken by the Wage Council to increase the base salary by 31% as a “tool for social construction.”

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich to brief the Lower House tomorrow

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich will attend the Congress’ Lower House tomorrow to brief lawmakers on the federal government’s actions, in compliance with article 101 of the National Constitution.

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    Presidential elections set for October 25 2015

    The National Electoral Register has confirmed that the first round of presidential elections will take place on October 25 2015, with a run-off pencilled in for November 24 if no candidate takes enough votes to win outright.

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof, De Vido meet Chinese authorities and businessmen

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Planning Minister Julio De Vido continued their official trip to China, aimed at gathering funding for public works including two dams and one nuclear power plant.

  • 03/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar drops to 14.20 pesos

    Greenbacks in the informal market dropped five cents to close at 14.20 pesos, while the official rate of the US dollar traded steady to close at 8.42 cents in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 03/09/2014 | Argenti