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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    BuenosAiresHerald.com 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

    BuenosAiresHerald.com 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

    BuenosAiresHerald.com 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.

  • 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). Buenosairesherald.com 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.

  • 23/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina-VFs hearing rescheduled for tomorrow

    According to Mr. Pollack, Argentina’s defence could not make it in time to the meeting that was set to be the first time both parties involved in the 1.3 billion dollar dispute would sit at the same table of negotiations.

  • 07/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich to US senators: 'Argentina enjoys full democracy’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today reacted to US senators' remarks who harshly criticized Argentina during a hearing in the US Congress.

  • 07/02/2014 | Argentina

    Blue-chip swap, 'blue' dollar drop; official rate ends four cents lower

    The US dollar today was sharply lower at 7.85 pesos in banks and exchange offices, four cents lower than yesterday's close.

  • 07/02/2014 | Argentina

    Boudou shows up in court: 'I'm at the judge's complete disposal'

    Vice President Amado Boudou spontaneously showed up today in court in order to submit two writs he finished outlining this morning with his lawyers, sources close to the top official said.

  • 09/02/2014 | Argentina

    Dollar hits a wall

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Some people, bless them, are big players in life. Others are big players on Twitter. And then there are those happy few who are big players both in life and on Twitter. They have, say, over 10,000 followers on Twitter. Some own media groups. Some are journalists. What have you.

  • 09/02/2014 | Argentina

    Beyond Marco Rubio and the WSJ

    By Sebastián Lacunza
    In recent weeks the Argentine government has faced a barrage of criticism from both politicians and press in the United States.

  • 09/02/2014 | Argentina

    Pope denies calling meeting between gov't, business & union leaders

    Pope Francis today dismissed reports that he had called for a meeting between representatives of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's government and members of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) and CGT union, with the supposed aim of discussing economic issues.

  • 10/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges not to 'dishonour' Pope Francis' name for media operations

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today rejected media rumours which during the weekend affirmed Pope Francis had called a meeting with the Argentine government, union and business leaders in March.

  • 10/02/2014 | Argentina

    Business, union leaders also deny Pope call for a meeting

    Business and union leaders today came on stage to dismiss media rumours which indicated that Pope Francis had called a meeting with them in order to reach agreements and “guarantee the social peace.”

  • 10/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar lower at 7.82 pesos; 'blue' falls 50 cents

    The US dollar finished trading three cents lower compared to Friday closing price after the steep drop of the last week. In the black market, the US currency closed 50 cents lower at 11.65 pesos.

  • 10/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK defends Precios Cuidados price-watch program

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner used Facebook social network to defend the Precios Cuidados price-watch program saying “no one could agree with Argentineans being looted.’

  • 10/02/2014 | Argentina

    UK minister: Malvinas' islanders 'are British because they have chosen to be so'

    Hugo Swire, minister of state at the British Foreign Office, began a four-day visit today to the islands and said: "The people of the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands are British because they have chosen to be so."

  • 10/02/2014 | Argentina

    Provincial gov'ts agree 25% limit on pay rises

    The Economic Ministers and representatives of 15 provinces have agreed to set a target of 20-25 percent for upcoming pay negotiations with public sector employees, after meeting in the City of Buenos Aires to discuss a strategy for salary rises.

  • 11/02/2014 | Argentina

    Heavy rainfall hits Buenos Aires

    The National Weather Service issued an alert for severe storms in BA province and City, as well as for some areas of Córdoba and Santa Fe provinces.

  • 11/02/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano meets Binner, reveals possible support

    Broad Progressive Front leader Hermes Binner today held a meeting with union heavyweight Hugo Moyano, who suggested supporting Santa Fe’s former Governor for the 2015 presidential elections.

  • 11/02/2014 | Argentina

    Ezequiel Lavezzi’s uncle murdered in shooting

    The uncle of football star player Ezequiel Lavezzi was found dead in Villa Gobernador Gálvez, part of Greater Rosario, Santa Fe province, in a case that authorities are treating as a homicide.

  • 12/02/2014 | Argentina

    Government announces new rail service administration regime

    The administration of Mitre, San Martín, Roca and Belgrano Sur rail companies will be handed over to Metrovías and Ferrovías companies, according to a resolution published on the official gazette.

  • 12/02/2014 | Argentina

    'Supreme Court ruling violates separation of powers'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today expressed "concern” about the Supreme Court’s ruling which yesterday ordered the government to restore advertising to Clarín Group’s Channel 13.

  • 12/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 7.82 pesos; 'blue' up 45 cents

    The US dollar closed unchanged today at 7.82 pesos after the sharp drops of the last week as grain exporters liquidated 419.38 million dollars, 74.7 per cent more than in the same period of last year.

  • 12/02/2014 | Argentina

    Córdoba Court drops charges on former President Menem

    By reversing an earlier ruling, Cordoba’s Appeals Court has dismissed charges faced by former President Carlos Saul Menem, who was accused of alleged involvement in the Río Tercero’s military factory explosion in 1995 which claimed the lives of seven.

  • 12/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK slams speculators: ‘They wanted to send Argentina flying, but could not’

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner slammed the “speculative sectors” who “want to see us flying through the air”, and urged local politicians to help in the implementation of the Precios Cuidados program.

  • 13/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar ends down at 7.80 pesos; 'blue' lower

    The US currency ended two cents lower at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices at 7.80 pesos. The Central Bank yesterday purchased US$130 million, a move that however has no impacts on Argentina’s international reserves which have shown a US$19-million upward.

  • 13/02/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'There were attempts to seed uncertainty'

    The governor of the Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli today affirmed it is “important” to give foreign investors “predictability and confidence” and stated Argentina offers a future of opportunities, because it is making progress on several pending issues.

  • 13/02/2014 | Argentina

    Government condemns 'destabilising efforts' in Venezuela after deaths

    The Argentine government has condemned what it terms "clear efforts of destablisation" in Venezuela, following yesterday's clashes which left three dead and 23 injured on the streets of Caracas.

  • 13/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK undergoes medical checks at Favaloro

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended the Favaloro Foundation Hospital for a medical check-up, which included a brain scan, before travelling to Santa Cruz province tomorrow morning.

  • 14/02/2014 | Argentina

    IMF's Werner: "Systemic inflationary processes affect economic growth"

    By Liliana Franco, from Washington DC

    The Director of the Western Hemisphere in the IMF, Alejandro Werner, in an exclusive interview given to ambito.com and Ambito Financiero in his Washington office, said that "the publication of the new index was an action stipulated in the Executive Board of Directors' decision," and clarified that the issue would be "examined" in the coming months.

  • 14/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar drops at 7.79 pesos, 'blue' at 11.85

    The US dollar dropped one cent and closed today at 7.79 pesos at banks and exchange offices after the Central Bank yesterday bought 40 million dollars in the market raising its international reserves 24 million dollars to 27.798 billion at the end of the day.

  • 14/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t fines supermarkets up to 1.6 M pesos

    In a press conference held at the Ministry of Economy, Domestic Trade secretary, Augusto Costa revealed the fines on local supermarkets which refused to apply the Precios Cuidados price-control program.

  • 15/02/2014 | Argentina

    Macri rejects alliance with Radicals and Socialists

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri visited Córdoba this afternoon, and rejected a political alliance with Socialist and Radicals, in the National Wheat Party celebrated in that province.

  • 16/02/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Vulture’ funds dispute: Argentina to appeal before US Supreme Court

    Argentinean Government will appeal tomorrow for the second time against the 'vulture' funds claim. The Supreme Court is the last judiciary step in the dispute.

  • 17/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't says January's fiscal result 'positive'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today said January’s "primary and financial fiscal result is positive” and it will be unveiled this week. "The opposition is trying to diminish the country’s fiscal behaviour,” he stressed.

  • 17/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar down one cent; 'blue' drops

    The US dollar closed down one cent today at banks and exchange offices, trading at 7.78 pesos (selling price). The Central Bank bought last Friday 70 million dollars boosting international reserves.

  • 18/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich ratifies Argentina 'is not a drug-producing country'

    Amid government friction over recent statements by Defence Minister Agustín Rossi –“Argentina is a drug-producing country”, he had said-, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich came to the fore to affirm the South American country "is not producing" illegal substances.

  • 18/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar drops to 7.77 pesos, 'blue' steady

    The US dollar dropped half a cent today to close at 7.77 pesos at banks and exchange offices while the informal market price was unchanged at 11.78 pesos after dropping yesterday amid thin trading volume.

  • 18/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't requests Supreme Court review in 'Vulture Fund' case

    The Argentine government has formally filed a petition seeking the US Supreme Court review of a court order requiring it to pay $1.33 billion to bondholders who refused to take part in two previous debt restructurings.

  • 18/02/2014 | Argentina

    Governor Gioja promises federal aid for San Juan

    San Juan Governor Luis Gioja held a press conference with Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich and Anses chief, Diego Bossio, where he announced a series of measures to help and relieve the effects of heavy flooding in the province.

  • 19/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 7.79 pesos, 'blue' jumps to 11.80 pesos

    The US dollar today ended one cent and a half higher at 7.79 pesos at main banks and exchange offices. Meanwhile, the so called “blue” dollar jumped two cents to 11.80 pesos due to almost no trading operations in the informal market.

  • 19/02/2014 | Argentina

    Indec says unemployment down to 6.4%

    Unemployment numbers saw a decrease at the end of 2013, closing the year with 6.4 percent of the population out of work according to data released by the National Institute of Statistics and Census.

  • 19/02/2014 | Argentina

    Timerman visits Saudi Arabia in official meeting

    Foreign Minister, Héctor Timerman today visited Saudi Arabia to mark the first ever official meeting between the two countries.

  • 20/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 7.825 pesos, 'blue' at 11.83

    The US currency today ended three cents higher at 7.825 pesos at main banks and exchange offices while the so called "blue" dollar jumped three cents to 11.83 pesos following weeks of almost no operations in the informal market.

  • 20/02/2014 | Argentina

    New members chosen to join Magistrates' Council

    The Council of Magistrates, state-mechanism which determines the assignment and removal of judges, has elected it’s new members this afternoon, including Judge Alejandro Sánchez Freytes and Ricardo Recondo.

  • 21/02/2014 | Argentina

    Repsol, Argentina reach $5 billion settlement deal

    Spain's Repsol said today it would book a 1.28 billion euro ($1.76 billion) impairment charge in 2013 results after writing down YPF shares that were expropriated by the Argentine government.

  • 21/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 7.865 pesos, 'blue' drops to 11.80

    The US currency today climbed four cents to 7.865 pesos at main banks and exchange offices. In the informal market, the so called “blue” dollar dropped  three cents and closed at 11.80 pesos.

  • 21/02/2014 | Argentina

    Wage talks: no agreement between Government and teachers

    In a press conference from the Education Ministry, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich informed that no agreement has been reached between the two parts, although he anticipated that a second meeting with the teachers will take place on Monday.

  • 21/02/2014 | Argentina

    Balance of trade surplus shrinks 88% to 35m

    January's trade balance unveiled a small surplus of 35 million dollars, which represents a fall of 88 percent compared to the same period in 2013.

  • 22/02/2014 | Argentina

    BA Justicialist Party Congress calls for an 'inclusive Peronism'

    The Buenos Aires Justicialist Party Congress, celebrated this afternoon in Santa Teresita, counted with the presence of high profile politicians from the ruling Victory Front. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration received an overwhelming support, and called for “a wide, united and inclusive Peronism.”

  • 23/02/2014 | Argentina

    Time is running out

    By James Neilson
    Ronald Reagan, Maggie Thatcher and Karol Wojtyla may have helped push the Soviet Union towards what one of its founders called history’s rubbish dump, but even if all three had been fervent communists it would sooner or later have ended up where it finally did because, as its rulers belatedly realised, it was programmed to self-destruct.

  • 23/02/2014 | Argentina

    State of the nation and bleeding Venezuela

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    While both teacher unions and government officials put their heads down to discuss pay increases while nobody knows if classes will start on time next month, various other questions have been heating up Argentina’s already torrid summer.

  • 23/02/2014 | Argentina

    Trying to land softly

    By Martín Gambarotta
    There’s nothing like upheaval in other parts of the world to put things into perspective here at home. Look at those blood-curdling photographs dispatched from Ukraine and Venezuela and suddenly the situation in Argentina feels under control. That could change. But the same goes for almost every region in the world. It’s quiet one day. Then the turmoil can hit.

  • 23/02/2014 | Argentina

    Argentine ambassador backs Venezuela's Maduro to stay in power

    The Argentine ambassador in Caracas, Carlos Cheppi, has declared his confidence that Nicolás Maduro would not be forced out of office early as president of Venezuela, describing rumours of that eventuality as "crazy" in an interview held today.

  • 24/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Wage talks with teachers to be concluded 'between today and tomorrow'

    Negotiations to set the initial salaries of teachers will be concluded “between today and tomorrow,” Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said today, again hinting about the possibility the government might decide on the matter by decree.

  • 24/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 7.875 pesos; 'blue' dips

    The US dollar ended one cent higher at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires city. After last Friday it reached the highest price since January devaluation, the US currency today closed at 7.875 pesos.

  • 24/02/2014 | World

    Pope creates office to oversee Vatican finances

    Pope Francis has taken his boldest step yet to overhaul the Vatican's scandal-plagued finances, creating a new department with broad powers to oversee all of its economic and administrative affairs.

  • 24/02/2014 | Argentina

    Ambassador to UK condemns 'ferocious media attack' in Venezuela

    Argentine ambassador to the UK Alicia Castro has revealed her support for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro as protests in the nation continued, while criticising what she saw as a "ferocious media attack" carried out by opponents of the head of state.

  • 25/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 7.88 pesos, 'blue' lower at 11.65 pesos

    The US currency ended half a cent higher today at BA City banks and exchange offices at 7.88 pesos. In the informal market, the so called “blue” dollar closed five cents down, reaching 11.60 pesos (buying price) and 11.65 pesos (selling price).

     

  • 25/02/2014 | Argentina

    Repsol board approves $5 billion YPF settlement

    Spanish oil major Repsol said its board of directors had approved a definitive $5 billion settlement from Argentina over assets seized in 2012, drawing a line under a two-year battle for compensation. Repsol will receive a package of three dollar-denominated Argentine sovereign bonds with a nominal value of $5 billion as well as additional bonds - for a maximum face value of up to $1 billion - to compensate for the market discount on the first group of bonds.

  • 25/02/2014 | Argentina

    'Agreement is extremely positive,' Brufau says

    "I think to finally reach a friendly agreement on this contentious issue that has taken two years is extremely positive," Repsol Chairman Antonio Brufau said in a video message that accompanied a statement on the terms of the deal.

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich highlights FAO, WB 'favourable comments' on Argentina

    The head of ministers has praised some “positive and favourable comments” by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank regarding Argentina’s social and economic agenda, regretting that "certain" media “downplay” such news.

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    Repsol chairman: YPF deal 'satisfactory'

    Spain's Repsol is considering the sale of its remaining 12 percent stake in Argentine energy group YPF, its chairman said today, following a settlement with Argentina over the 2012 seizure of its majority stake.

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 7.89 pesos, 'blue' falls

    The US dollar closed one cent higher at 7.89 pesos. Meanwhile, the so called "blue" dollar plunged 10 cents in the informal market to finish at 11.55 pesos.

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    'Argentina will end up paying much more' for Repsol compensation

    For economist and PRO party congressman Federico Sturzenegger, the Argentine government will end up paying much more than what it agreed with Spanish Repsol to settle a compensation for YPF expropriation.

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou rejects accusations in Ciccone probe

    Vicepresident Amado Boudou today came on stage to reject new accusations by a member of the Ciccone family who yesterday appeared before Federal Judge Ariel Lijo.

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    US calls Gov't, Repsol agreement 'a positive step'

    The US government expressed its approval for the compensation agreement signed between Argentina and Repsol over the expropriation of YPF shares, defining it as “a positive step,” a State Department spokesperson said.

  • 27/02/2014 | Argentina

    Informal dollar drops 10 cents to 11.45 pesos

    The US dollar which trades in the informal market dropped 10 cents today to 11.45 pesos while the official rate closed steady at banks and exchange offices of Buenos Aires City at 7.89 pesos.

  • 27/02/2014 | Argentina

    'Torture by provincial police’ concerns US State Department

    The annual US State Department Report on Human rights has drawn attention to cases of “torture by provincial police, harsh prison conditions and gender violence”, as cause for concern in Argentina.

  • 27/02/2014 | Argentina

    Repsol signs agreement for YPF expropriation

    In Buenos Aires City, the Federal Government led by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner officialised the compensation agreement with Spanish Oil Company Repsol, and signed a 5 billion dollar deal for 51 percent of YPF shares.

  • 28/02/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar plunges 20 cents to 11.25 pesos; official rate rises

    The US dollar today rose half a cent at banks and exchange offices of Buenos Aires City, and ended at 7.895 pesos while the so called "blue" dollar plunged 20 cents to close at 11.25 pesos.

  • 28/02/2014 | Argentina

    Zamora appointed new provisional president of the Senate

    The Senate today approved the appointment of former Santiago del Estero Governor Gerardo Zamora as the new provisional president of the Upper House, with 57 votes against 12. He will replace Tucumán Senator Beatriz Rojkés de Alperovich.

  • 02/03/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli calls for a 'constructive dialogue' with Massa

    Buenos Aires Governor, Daniel Scioli stated he seeks a “constructive dialogue” with opposition national lawmaker and Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa.

  • 02/03/2014 | Argentina

    Renewal Front promotes referendum on Penal Code reform

    Opposition MP Graciela Camaño has rejected the Kirchnerism-sponsored Penal Code Reform and revealed a referendum project to oppose the bill.

  • 03/03/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli denies withdrawal of Gendarmerie

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli assured that “gendarmerie personnel” will continue its fight against crime in Argentina’s most populated province, and confirmed a meeting with Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitnaich on Wednesday morning.

  • 03/03/2014 | Argentina

    Opposition seeks to repeal deal with Iran

    Radical caucus leader in Congress Mario Negri has assured that his party wants to unify opposition members in order to revoke Argentina’s agreement with Iran over the investigation of the 1994 Amia attack.

  • 05/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 7.89 pesos, 'blue' drops to 10.55 pesos

    The US currency today climbed half a cent to 7.89 pesos at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices while informal market greenbacks dropped 65 cents to 10.55 pesos.

  • 05/03/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina hits back at drug report: 'US is the world's largest consumer'

    The federal government has responded to a report by the US State Department that denounces drug-trafficking in Argentina as a “growing problem.” Washington has no authority to "grade" other countries, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman affirmed.

  • 05/03/2014 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court rules against Argentina in arbitration fight

    The US Supreme Court today ruled for British company BG Group Plc in its effort to reinstate a $185.3 million arbitration award against Argentina that a US appeals court threw out.

  • 05/03/2014 | Argentina

    February tax revenue rises 33.3% to 81.1 billion pesos

    Argentina's tax revenue reached 81.1 billion pesos, 33.3 percent higher than the same period in 2013, according to data released today by AFIP tax agency.

  • 05/03/2014 | Argentina

    US Gov’t backs Argentina in ‘Vulture Funds’ dispute

    The Obama administration filed an ‘Amicus Curiae’ measure before US Supreme Court, supporting Argentina’s position in the dispute with the so called ‘Vulture Funds’.

  • 06/03/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar rebounds, closes at 11 pesos

    Following yesterday’s sharp fall, the so called “blue” dollar recovered today 45 cents, climbing to 11 pesos for sellers and 10.95 pesos for buyers. Savers seem to have aimed for the informal market, since greenbacks traded cheaper than in banks and exchange offices.

  • 07/03/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar drops 5 cents to 10.95 pesos

    In the last day of the weekly trading session, the US dollar showed a downward trend as it dropped one cent to close at 7.825 pesos for buyers and 7.875 for sellers in Buenos Aires City Banks and foreign exchange offices. The so called “blue” dollar slipped 5 cents to close at 10.95 pesos.

  • 09/03/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof says exchange market is ‘fairly stabilized’

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof considered the exchange market “is fairly stabilized,” thanks to the new strategy adopted by the Central Bank, and questioned opposition members and economists for “trying to seed fear,” about an "economical disaster.”

  • 10/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't says consignment of 9 million flu vaccines arrived in the country

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today informed the Health Ministry headed by Juan Manzur this morning received a consignment of 9 million flu vaccines to be distributed across the country and applied for free on high risk groups.

  • 10/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar ends at 7.875 pesos, 'blue' falls

    The US dollar today closed unchanged at banks and exchange offices of the City at 7.875 pesos after rising one cent earlier.

  • 10/03/2014 | Argentina

    YPF chief forecasts 3% production growth for 2014

    Argentine oil company YPF expects to raise its oil production by 3 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, its president Miguel Galuccio said today.

  • 11/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 7.875 pesos, 'blue' falls

    The US dollar today closed unchanged at banks and exchange offices of the City, selling at 7.875 pesos. Greenbacks in the informal market dropped 10 cents to trade at 10.85 pesos.

  • 11/03/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires teachers reject 30.9% raise, strike to continue

    Another failure resulted today in the meeting between teacher representatives and Buenos Aires province officials. Meanwhile, thousands of students stayed home as school’s doors remained shut for the fifth consecutive day.

  • 12/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps to 7.885 pesos, "blue" steady at 10.85 pesos

    The US dollar climbed one cent to 7.885 pesos amid Central Bank tightening controls. Meanwhile, the so called “blue” dollar closed at 10.85 pesos due to a lower demand for greenbacks in the informal market.

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    Pontiff struggling to fulfill sky-high hopes

    Francis has raised many hopes of imminent changes in Church teaching that managing expectations is going to be a challenge. The Argentine-born pontiff has caught world attention by suggesting he might ease the Catholic Church's strict rules on divorce, birth control, women priests and gay unions.

  • 13/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar up at 7.895 pesos, 'blue' climbs to 11

    The US dollar closed one cent higher at 7.895 pesos for sellers at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices. Meanwhile, the so called “blue” dollar rose 15 cents, trading at 11 pesos following last week’s sharp fall in the informal market.

  • 13/03/2014 | Argentina

    London would 'rather' discuss Malvinas row with Massa, Macri

    British Minister of State for the Foreign Office Hugo Swire has stated London would rather sit at the negotiating table with Sergio Massa or Mauricio Macri to discuss the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands. Swire alleged the representatives of Argentina’s opposition would show a “more mature vision” over the bilateral dispute than the Kirchnerite government.

  • 13/03/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof : No winners or losers in YPF-Repsol deal

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof has assured that the compensatory agreement reached with Repsol was "friendly”, and asserted there were "no winners nor losers" in negotiations over the nationalisation of YPF.

  • 14/03/2014 | Argentina

    Macri, Massa would be 'flexible' with London's interests in Malvinas

    "Acknowledgement from the parties make discoveries non-essential," Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said when commenting on the statements by British minister Hugo Swire, who considered opposition’s Massa and Macri would have a “more realistic and mature” vision than the Kirchnerite administration to settle the Malvinas Islands row.

  • 14/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps to 7.90 pesos

    The US dollar climbed half a cent at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices at 7.85 pesos for buyers and 7.90 pesos for sellers. Meanwhile, as result of a lower demand for greenbacks in the informal market, the so called “blue” dollar closed steady at 11 pesos.

  • 14/03/2014 | World

    Paris Club invites Argentina to hold debt negotiation

    The Paris Club invited the Argentine government to negotiate paying off its overdue debt, with talks starting in the week of May 26 to take an important step towards settling the long-running debt dispute.

  • 17/03/2014 | Argentina

    Government confirms debt talks with Paris Club to begin May 26

    "Argentina has received a formal invitation for the beginning of talks and that invitation has a date which is May 26,” Capitanich told reporters this morning.

  • 17/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says prices soothed in February and March

    In his daily press conference at the Government House, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said “price levels have stabilized” during February’s last two weeks and so far March, which is generating a “predictable setting for salary negotiations to be compatible with reasonableness.”

  • 17/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 7.935 pesos, 'blue' descends

    The US dollar closed three cents higher today compared to its Friday closing price and was tradied at 7.935 pesos (selling price), while the parallel currency fell five cents to sell at 10.90 pesos.

  • 17/03/2014 | Argentina

    The gifts CFK, Pope Francis exchanged

    Before sitting for lunch at Santa Marta residence in the Vatican, and as tradition dictates, Pope Francis and Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner exchanged official gifts.

  • 17/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA province teachers to continue strike, say they are 'held hostage' by gov't

    Amid raising tensions due to a teachers strike which has left millions of students out of schools across Buenos Aires province, the secretary of SUTEBA union María Laura Torre, came on stage today to say the strike won’t end until there is a salary proposal which satisfies the sector which she considered is being held “hostage” in this conflict.

  • 17/03/2014 | Argentina

    Due to fall in reserves, Moody's lowers Argentina debt rating

    International credit rating agency Moody's has reduced the rating of Argentina's sovereign debt, moving the grade down one step from B3 to Caa1 due to the fall in the nation's international reserves and its "inconsistent" economic policy.

  • 18/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says Feb. inflation rate must not be read as a future trend

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today reiterated consumer prices have stabilized in the last weeks, and urged analysts and economists to “have respect for the quality of figures elaborated by the government.”

  • 18/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar three cents higher at 7.965 pesos

    The US dollar today rose three cents at banks and exchange offices to close at 7.945 pesos (selling price), continuing its climb after ending three cents higher yesterday.

  • 18/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA province teachers reject wage hike order: 'We will not stop fighting'

    The head of the FEB teachers' union Mirta Petrocini came on stage today to reject the Buenos Aires government’s decision of paying March wages with a 30.9 percent hike. “It would be another broken promise of the government which said it would favour the dialogue,” she told reporters and pledged: "We will not stop fighting."

  • 19/03/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina secures France support in Paris Club negotiations

    In Paris, where she met with her French counterpart Francois Hollande, President Kirchner praised the decision by the European nation to file and amicus curiae brief before of the US Supreme Court, in a show of support to Argentina in its long-standing dispute against "vulture funds." CFK also secured the support of the French government to settle a 9 billion dollars dispute with the Paris Club.

  • 19/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar closes steady at 7.965 pesos, 'blue' falls to 10.92 pesos

    The US dollar closed steady at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices at 7.915 pesos for buyers and 7.965 pesos for sellers, while the so called “blue” dollar ended one cent lower at 10.82 pesos (buying price) and 10.92 pesos (selling price).

  • 19/03/2014 | Argentina

    Moody's lowers ratings for Argentine provinces

    International credit rating organisation Moody's has lowered the grade of the debt held by the majority of Argentine provinces and municipalities, also changing the projection for lending from stable to negative.

  • 20/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar closes higher at 7.975 pesos, 'blue' rises

    The US dollar has closed one cent higher in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices to 7.925 pesos for buyers and 7.975 pesos for sellers. In the informal market, greenbacks were trading three cents up at 10.93 pesos.

  • 20/03/2014 | Argentina

    February trade surplus falls 92% as energy imports continue to rise

    According to a report compiled by national statistics agency INDEC, February's trade surplus totaled 44 million dollars, a drop of 92 percent in comparison to the same period in 2013.

  • 21/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich assures private employment ‘stable’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today stressed that private employment in Argentina is “stable” when revealing fresh data about employment in Argentina, released by the Labour Ministry.

  • 21/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar ends one cent higher at 7.985 pesos

    The US dollar today rose one cent to 7.985 pesos (selling price) at banks and exchange offices while the so called "blue" dollar dropped five cents to 10.90 pesos in the informal market.

  • 21/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't calls teachers' national unions to resume wage talks next week

    Amid ongoing failure to reach a salary agreement with teachers, the national government summoned all five national unions to resume negotiations next Thursday.

  • 21/03/2014 | Argentina

    Brazil, Mexico, France to back Argentina in US Supreme Court

    Brazil, France and Mexico are expected to file papers in the US Supreme Court on Monday backing Argentina in its battle with bondholders that refused to take part in debt restructurings from the country's 2002 default.

  • 24/03/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires province ombudsman urges teachers to show 'good judgement' and end strike

    Buenos Aires province ombudsman Carlos Bonicatto today urged teachers to show “good judgement and responsibility" and to begin the school year tomorrow, complying with what a “reasonable” judicial order imposed. Otherwise, he went on, “they would fail to acknowledge we live under the rule of law.”

  • 24/03/2014 | Argentina

    Human rights groups, activists gather to mark 38th coup anniversary

    Human Rights organizations and political activists gathered today in  the Plaza de Mayo Square in Buenos Aires, to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1976 military coup.

  • 24/03/2014 | Argentina

    Mar del Plata: Bus, taxi drivers stage protest, trigger chaos on long weekend's last day

    Bus and taxi drivers in Mar del Plata coastal city were staging a massive protest today playing havoc with public transport and blocking accesses to the city and exits on the last day of a long weekend when thousands of tourists were trying to return to their homes.

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps three cents, 'blue' unchanged at 10.90 pesos

    The US Dollar has closed three cents up on the first trading day of the week, breaking the 8 peso barrier to finish at 7.965 pesos (buying) and 8.015 (selling price). Meanwhile, the so called “blue” dollar traded without alterations at 10.90 pesos.

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

    La Plata judge claims 89 people died in 2013 floods

    Federal Judge Luis Federico Arias confirmed that the death toll followed last year’s flood in La Plata rose to 89, instead of the 67 informed previously by local authorities from Buenos Aires province.

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar down half cent at 8.01 pesos

    The US dollar closed half a cent lower in Buenos Aires City's main banks and foreign exchange offices, closing with a price of 7.96 pesos (buying) and 8.01 pesos (selling) in the official markets.

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK praises public, private partnerships in Aeroparque launch

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner backed state-owned airline Aerolineas Argentinas as she unveiled new works at Jorge Newbery airport, while hitting out against business sectors which, in her words "want to take away all they can."

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court confirms Brazil, Mexico, France support in vulture fund case

    The US Supreme Court has confirmed that Brazil, Mexico and France have officially presented their opinions on an appeal currently being studied in the judicial authorities, which relates to the litigation held against Argentina by the so-called 'Vulture Funds'.

  • 27/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar ends at 8.01 pesos, 'blue' drops to 10.85 pesos

    The US dollar ended unchanged today at 8.01 pesos in banks and exchange offices of the City. In the informal market, greenbacks yielded five cents as the 'blue dollar' fell to 10.85 pesos.

  • 27/03/2014 | Argentina

    INDEC reveals 2013 growth at 3%, GDP bond will not be paid

    The National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC) has revealed that the Argentine Gross Domestic Product grew by 3 percent across the last calendar year, dropping short of the figure necessary to service bonds linked to the nation's economic activity.

  • 27/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK urges businesses to not raise prices after keeping subsidies

    President Cristina Fernández de Kichner has lent her support to new subsidy policies announced today, and asked industrialists to refrain from rising prices during a national broadcast address.

  • 28/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 8.015 pesos

    The US dollar traded half a cent higher at 8.015 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices, closing the week with no major shocks in the market.

  • 28/03/2014 | Argentina

    Repsol shareholders seal Argentina deal

    Shareholders of Spain's Repsol approved the oil major's $5 billion settlement with Argentina over the 2012 seizure of YPF at an annual meeting today.

  • 28/03/2014 | World

    Nobel Prize medal sells for $1.1 million at auction

    A 1936 Nobel Peace Prize medal, only the second such medal to be sold at auction, has fetched $1.1 million in a sale to a private Asian collector, auctioneers Stack's Bowers said. The medal was awarded to Carlos Saavedra Lamas, foreign minister of Argentina.

  • 30/03/2014 | Argentina

    Austerity by stealth

    By James Neilson
    Argentine populists have always made out that their country is the innocent victim of wicked foreigners, mostly Britons and North Americans, who have grown accustomed to appropriating large chunks of its wealth.

  • 30/03/2014 | Argentina

    Footing the bill

    By Martín Gambarotta
    For better or for worse the Kirchnerite years will take some undoing. But oh wait, some of the stuff is already being undone by the Kirchnerite administration in charge. Have you not noticed?

  • 30/03/2014 | Argentina

    Goldman Sachs to extend Argentina billion-dollar credit

    The Argentine government has reportedly reached an agreement to receive a credit for 1bn dollars from US banking giant Goldman Sachs, in order to reinforce the international currency reserves held in the nation's Central Bank.

  • 31/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA province authorities assure missed school days 'will be recovered'

    The General Director of Culture and Education of the Buenos Aires province Nora De Lucía came on stage today as teachers’ unions ended a 17-day-strike and amid nationwide wage talks which are expected to resume this afternoon.

  • 31/03/2014 | Argentina

    ‘No foreign currency debt issuance has been planned in the short term’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today reiterated a government’s communiqué released yesterday saying "any foreign currency debt issuance has been planned in the short term," denying a newspaper’s report which indicated the country was closing in on a deal to receive around US$1 billion in loans from Goldman Sachs investment bank.

  • 31/03/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar drops to 8.01 pesos, 'blue' down

    The US dollar today closed slightly down at 8.01 pesos in banks and exchange offices in the City. The so called "blue" dollar fell to 10.80 pesos.

  • 31/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't extends tax amnesty deadline

    The government has decided to extend the whitewash tax amnesty deadline for a third time, as the measure, first introduced in May 2013, reaches its final day today.

  • 01/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.01 pesos, 'blue' unchanged

    The US dollar closed unchanged today in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices at 8.01 pesos. The so called ‘blue’ dollar also remained unmoved at 10.80.

  • 01/04/2014 | Argentina

    Menem charged over La Rural sale

    The BA City Federal Court has revoked an earlier ruling and ordered the prosecution of former president Carlos Menem, as part of the investigation around the under-valuaed sale of the Argentine Rural Society terrain in 1991.

  • 03/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at 8.01 pesos, 'blue' falls

    The US currency has closed unchanged in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices, the price remaining at 7.96 pesos for buyers and 8.01 pesos for sellers. Meanwhile, the so called “blue” dollar dropped five cent, trading at 10.75 pesos.

  • 03/04/2014 | Argentina

    Malvinas residents mock CFK 'nuclear base' assertion via Twitter

    With an ironic tone, the habitants of Malvinas published in Twitter their response to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner speech from yesterday, where she expressed the Islands are currently used as a Nato military base in the Atlantic South.

  • 04/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar traded steady, 'blue' lower at 10.70 pesos

    The US currency closed unchanged at 7.96 pesos for buyers and 8.01 pesos for sellers in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices. The so called “blue” dollar, meanwhile, dropped five cents to 10.70 pesos in the informal market.

  • 04/04/2014 | Argentina

    February’s fiscal deficit hits new record at 7,7 bn

    According to a report published earlier by the Ministry of Economy, fiscal deficit for February reached a new record at 7.7 billion pesos.

  • 05/04/2014 | Argentina

    One dead after lightning strikes in Zárate

    A 50 year-old man has died today in Zárate after being caught by lightning while he was herding cattle together with a friend, police said.

  • 07/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t plans to cut subsidies on transport companies which join Thursday's strike

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today announced public transport companies will see their subsidies reduced if they join a nationwide strike called by the opposition trade union umbrella headed by teamster Hugo Moyano.

  • 07/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.01 pesos; 'blue' lower

    The US dollar closed unchanged today at 8.01 pesos in banks and foreign exchange offices, while the unofficial 'blue' currency continued its downward trend selling 10 cents lower at 10.60 pesos.

  • 07/04/2014 | Argentina

    CGT's Moyano foresees strike will have high observance

    The head of the CGT opposition trade union umbrella, Hugo Moyano, today predicted Thursday’s nationwide strike will have a “60 or 70 percent observance” and tried to justify it saying “people are angry because they feel abused.”

  • 08/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'Subsidies will be maintained as long as there is saving'

    He highlighted the agreements reached between the national government and several provinces, particularly Chaco, “to maintain utility tariffs and finance structural works which guarantee the access to energy” across the country.

  • 08/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't highlights 'direct actions' to aid storm-hit provinces

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today praised the “immediate intervention” the national government has had in Neuquén province, one of the mostly affected areas by powerful storms which left floods and thousands of evacuated.

  • 08/04/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar plunges 26 cents to 10.34 pesos

    The so called “blue” dollar which trades in the informal market continued its downward trend today and plunged 26 cents to 10.34 pesos. Meanwhile, the US dollar was unchanged and closed at 8.01 pesos in banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 08/04/2014 | Argentina

    IMF report on Argentina's GDP triggers doubts on coupon payment

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported a steep deceleration of Argentina’s economic activity for 2014, in a context of “high uncertainty”, according to its latest World Economic Outlook released today in Washington. However, what’s raising eyebrows and controversy is the IMF’s 2013 estimation of a 4.3 percent growth according to what they assure it's “official data.”

  • 08/04/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano on Thursday strike: 'We won't carry out a civil war'

    CGT Secretary-General, teamster Hugo Moyano, came on stage today to talk about the nationwide strike called for next Thursday by opposition unions and affirmed “we will go on working and insisting with our demands on Friday, we won’t carry out a civil war.”

  • 08/04/2014 | Argentina

    Lower House plenary session debates YPF-Repsol deal

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, the Legal and Technical Secretary Carlos Carlos Zannini, and the head of YPF Miguel Galuccio were attending today a plenary session held by the Energy and Budget committees at the Lower House to provide details about the agreement signed between the Argentine government and Spanish Repsol on YPF's expropriation.

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    'IMF recommendations led to Argentina's worst crisis'

    The “ideological bias” of IMF analysts has never changed with the recommendations by the international credit organism prompting the "worst" social and productive crisis in the history of the Republic of Argentina, the cabinet chief has said responding to an IMF report that questions the South American country’s economic prospects for 2014.

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.01 pesos; 'blue' lower

    The US dollar today remained unchanged at 8.01 pesos in banks and foreign exchange offices in the City. Meanwhile, the so called "blue" dollar which trades in the informal market kept dropping and closed  four cents lower at 10.30 pesos.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar ends steady at 8.01 pesos

    The US dollar today ended steady in banks and foreign exchange offices of the City at 8.01 pesos amid an active behaviour of the Central Bank which yesterday bought 200 million dollars.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    Chevron, YPF boost spending to develop Argentine shale

    Chevron Corp and state-controlled YPF SA plan to spend an additional $1.6 billion to develop the Vaca Muerta shale formation further, boosting plans for new wells and announcing fresh exploration projects.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    World Bank requests 'macroeconomic adjustment' for Argentina

    World Bank chief economist for South America, Agusto de La Torre, considered today Argentina must implement a “macroeconomic adjustment” in order to face future obstacles in its local economy.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    Bondholders denounce 'lack of transparency' by Argentine gov't

    The American Task Force Argentina, an organization which unites several bond holders from Argentina debt in default, questioned today the “lack of transparency” within President Kirchner administration, during a video conference with reporters.

  • 11/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.01 pesos; 'blue' higher

    The US dollar today closed steady in banks and foreign exchange offices of the City at 8.01 pesos amid an active participation of the Central Bank which seeks to boost its international reserves.

  • 11/04/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina condemns UK military drills in the Malvinas Islands

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman condemned new military exercises the UK is set to undertake in the disputed territory of the Malvinas Islands. "It's a new act of colonial aggression," the Minister stressed, adding Argentina will file a complaint with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Special Committee on Decolonization.

  • 12/04/2014 | Argentina

    The last laugh?

    by Marcelo J. García
    April opens the political year on broadcast TV and the government, which has at times mirrored the tactics of its sworn media enemies, also wants to be in good shape.

  • 12/04/2014 | Argentina

    Río Negro vice governor dies from Cancer

    Vice Governor of Río Negro province, Carlos Gustavo Peralta died in his home this afternoon, after two years of struggle against tonsil cancer, relatives informed.

  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof to brief the press on US trip, IMF meeting outcome

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanic, announced today that Economy Minister Axel Kicillof will be briefing the press with the results from his trip to the US, where he attended the IMF Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting.

  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof: 'We have no agreements with the IMF'

    Briefing the press on the results from his trip to the US, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today tried to play down his recent attendance to G20/ IMF annual meetings held in Washington, saying the country is a regular attendant, and added: “We have no agreements with the IMF because it’s not and Argentine creditor.”

  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'Significant progress' made towards Mercosur-EU trade deal

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today described Argentina’s relation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as “normal” and praised the role the country has got in international organizations, affirming “it’s always defending the domestic trade interests.”

  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't urges provinces to reform local police forces

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni has “welcomed” the measures to fight crime announced last week by BA Governor Daniel Scioli, although he warned the problem will not be solved “with these decisions only.”

  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    Economy Minister confirms international support for Argentina in vulture funds case

    By Liliana Franco
    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof returned from Washington satisfied. In the past three days he was able to confirm the genuine concern of numerous countries and even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) regarding an adverse ruling in the vulture funds case against Argentina.

  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    CFK signs bill fighting unregistered employment

    President Cristina Kirchner has confirmed that she has signed a project which will fight against so-called 'in black' employment, where individuals work outside of the Argentine tax and benefit system and often with few rights and protections.

  • 15/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar unchanged at 8.01 pesos, 'blue' jumps 12 cents to 10.40 pesos

    The US dollar closed steady in Buenos Aires City main foreign exchange offices and banks at 8.01 pesos for sellers, while the parallel 'blue' currency experienced a sharp spike of 12 cents to trade at 10.40 pesos.

  • 16/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.01 pesos, 'blue' at 10.40

    A day ahead of the beginning of the Easter holidays, the US dollar was trading steady in Buenos Aires City main foreign exchange offices and banks at 7.96 pesos for buyers and 8.01 pesos for sellers.

  • 16/04/2014 | Argentina

    Chinese-owned supermarkets to join the Price Watch programme within ten days

    Within ten days, Chinese-owned supermarkets will join the Price Watch programme, including 122 goods.

  • 16/04/2014 | Argentina

    Girl rescued in City after 9 year captivity

    City authorities have rescued a teenage girl who was held captive for nine years in a garage next to a dog and a monkey by her legal guardians, worshippers of “San la Muerte”, or the saint of death.

  • 17/04/2014 | Argentina

    Easter holidays expected to lure 2 million to tourist destinations

    The Easter holidays started today with intense traffic in Argentine routes. Over 2 million people are expected to travel across the country during the long weekend.

  • 21/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar trades unchanged at 8.01 pesos

    After the Easter holiday, the US dollar today closed unchanged to end trading with a selling price of 8.01 pesos in banks and exchange offices in the City.

  • 21/04/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina, Paraguay agree to seek solution over Yacyretá debt

    The Argentine and Paraguayan governments have agreed to tighten bilateral relations in a bid to find a solution for the liabilities held by the Binational Yacyretá Entity, the organisation charged with running the dam of the same name.

  • 21/04/2014 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court: Argentina's non-US assets should be off-limits to creditors

    US Supreme Court justices today indicated that creditors should be able to seek limited information about Argentina's non-US assets in a case stemming from long-running litigation over Argentina's obligations to bond investors.

  • 22/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at 8.01 pesos

  • 23/04/2014 | Argentina

    Next president to inherit a 'consolidated' Argentina, De Vido

    “A consolidated Argentina” is the column written by Julio De Vido and published by a local newspaper in which the official affirms the South American country has recovered both its “economic independence” and “political sovereignty” since late president Néstor Kirchner took office more than a decade ago.

  • 23/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.01 pesos, 'blue' rises

    The US dollar has ended trading unchanged compared to yesterday's closing price, selling at 8.01 pesos in banks and exchange offices in the City.

  • 23/04/2014 | Argentina

    Molina denies Argentina is drug exporting nation

    Head of the anti-drug agency Sedronar Juan Carlos Molina has denied that Argentina is a country involved in the production and exportation of narcotics, while recognising that kitchens and workshops fabricating low-grade products do exist.

  • 23/04/2014 | Argentina

    INDEC postpones release of poverty figures

    The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has postponed the release of figures from the so-called House Poll, which includes strategic information regarding poverty and indigence rates, officials from that entity confirmed this afternoon.

  • 23/04/2014 | Argentina

    CFK meets China Foreign Minister Wang Yi

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and signed several trade agreements, including aerospace infrastructure at the Government House, Buenos Aires City.

  • 24/04/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar soars 20 cents to 10.70 pesos

    Following a five-cent surge in early trade today, greenbacks in the informal market climbed 20 cents to 10.70 pesos. The official rate, however, closed unaltered at 7.96 pesos for buyers and 8.01 pesos for sellers.

  • 24/04/2014 | Argentina

    IMF report: Further adjustments needed in Argentina

    Further policy adjustments are also needed to restore macroeconomic stability in Argentina, especially in the context of less favorable prospects for global commodity prices, the IMF said today in its Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere.

  • 24/04/2014 | Argentina

    Macri rules out agreement with Broad Front-UNEN

    BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri rejected rumours suggesting a political alliance with the Broad Front UNEN, and called for its leaders to seek an agreement for “after the (presidential) elections,” in 2015.

  • 25/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.01 pesos, 'blue' higher at 10.75 pesos

    By the end of the financial week, the US dollar traded at 7.96 pesos for buyers and 8.01 pesos for sellers. Meanwhile, the so called “blue” dollar climbed five cents to close at 10.75 pesos. Yesterday, greenbacks in the informal market jumped 20 cents.

  • 27/04/2014 | Argentina

    A closer look at crime in BA province

    By Federico Poore

    Thefts on the rise, but homicide figures can still be compared to those of 2009, says official report.

  • 27/04/2014 | Argentina

    Taking on the blob

    By James Neilson

    Peronists ready to evolve to take on rivals

    In other less sophisticated countries, leftists and rightists, socialists and conservatives, those who want the state to run most things and free-market enthusiasts, have been fighting it out for generations. In Argentina, their counterparts have been reduced to skulking on the sidelines.

  • 27/04/2014 | Argentina

    Poverty and the misery of rhetoric

    By Mempo Giardinelli

    Destitution is suddenly the main concern for politicians and journalists who have never noticed it before

  • 27/04/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Penal Code can’t only be discussed by parties’

    By Federico Poore

    After weeks of stalemate, the discussion over the Penal Code reform has started to move forward as the Kirchnerite administration decided to take the discussion to the universities. María Elena Barbagelata, member of the drafting commission, talks to the Herald.

  • 27/04/2014 | Argentina

    Non-Peronist theatre

    By Martín Gambarotta

    A new coalition prompts new presidential dreams. Welcome to the theatre of non-Peronist dreams. You have been here before.

  • 28/04/2014 | Argentina

    Under-the-table employment stays flat

    By Fabiana Frayssinet

    Precarious jobs still a problem, especially for the young, official figures reveal.

  • 28/04/2014 | Argentina

    K leaders put one eye on post-2015 scenario

    A number of high-profile Kirchnerite leaders met yesterday in La Matanza to discuss how to consolidate their strength in face of the next year’s elections, in a conclave that marked the public reappearance of Vice-President Amado Boudou.

  • 28/04/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof, Giorgi to talk auto deficit with Brazil

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Industry Minister Débora Giorgi will jet off to Brasilia tomorrow in a bid to swing the automobile trade balance in Argentina’s favour.

  • 28/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich highlights provinces' debt reduction, auto negotiations with Brazil

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today highlighted the “drastic” reduction of the debt the provinces hold with the national administration as the government is expected to sign today a debt restructuring adjustment deal with 17 provinces.

  • 28/04/2014 | Argentina

    Junín: 17-year-old beaten to death by classmates

    Naira Cofreces was 17 years old. She attended a night high school in the locality of Junín, in the province of Buenos Aires. Last Wednesday she was beaten by three classmates, and was admitted to the local Piñeyro hospital where she finally died.

  • 28/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar trades steady at 8.01 pesos

    The US dollar closed unchanged today at 7.96 pesos for buyers and 8.01 pesos for sellers in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.

  • 28/04/2014 | Argentina

    Feletti: ‘Even anti-gov't economists deny recession’

    Victory Front lawmaker and former Economy Vice Minister Roberto Feletti today affirmed that Argentina’s economic situation “is far from recessionary” predicting a 2.5 percent growth for 2014.

  • 29/04/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 8.01 pesos; 'blue' lower at 10.60 pesos

    The US dollar closed unchanged at 8.01 pesos in BA City banks and main foreign exchange offices. Following last week's 35-cent rise, the so called "blue" dollar traded 10 cents lower at 10.60 pesos.

  • 29/04/2014 | Argentina

    Rattazzi: Situation in car industry, 'not so serious’

    Fiat Argentina’s president Cristiano Rattazi denied the automobile industry was facing a "serious situation" but highlighted the need to “seek new markets” to reverse car manufacturing downward trends.

  • 29/04/2014 | Argentina

    Actress Norma Pons dies at 71

    Actress Norma Pons passed at 71 today around 1 p.m. She was found dead in her apartment in Palermo.

  • 29/04/2014 | Argentina

    CEPAL reduces Argentina growth expectation to 1%

    The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) has sharply reduced its estimates for economic growth in Argentina for 2014, cutting forecasts from 4.5 to 1 percent for the nation.

  • 23/11/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano warns 'No benefit, no agreement'

    The head of the anti-government CGT splinter questioned the round of meetings the government launched this week in a show of political rapprocachement with business leaders and the labour movement. Hugo Moyano warned that his supporters “will not accept any agreement if there is no real and concrete benefit."

  • 25/11/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Argentina urges Tehran to give "formal response" to proposal

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today praised the deal struck during the weekend between Iran and six world powers to limit Tehran’s nuclear activities, and referred the talks held by Argentine and Iranian officials to "negotiate the terms" of the Memorandum of Understanding reached earlier this year.

  • 25/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich to invite Macri, Bonfatti to meetings at Government House

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today announced he would submit formal invitations to Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, and Santa Fe Governor, Antonio Bonfatti, to hold meetings at the Government House.

  • 25/11/2013 | Argentina

    Quake of 6.6 magnitude strikes southeast of Malvinas Islands

    A quake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck the South Atlantic southeast of the Malvinas Islands today, the United States Geological Survey said.

  • 26/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises after business holiday

    After the business holiday that saw banks and exchange houses closed, the US currency today rose one cent and a half compared to its last close and was trading at 6.105 pesos for buyers.

  • 26/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich seeks renewal of price agreements

    The Chief of Cabinet has assured that the national government will try to close in two weeks a new price deal to prevent “speculation” following recent changes in Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's ministerial team.

  • 27/11/2013 | Argentina

    Repsol's board accepts YPF compensation deal

    The Repsol’s Administrative Council has accepted the preliminary agreement reached among Argentina, Mexico and Spain involving a compensation for the expropriation of the Spanish firm’s 51 percent stake in the energy giant YPF.

  • 27/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich confirms he will brief lawmakers once a month

    After meeting with the heads of the different caucuses at the Senate, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, considered the meeting was “good and productive” and informed they agreed on a mechanism so he attends the Congress once a month to brief lawmakers on major national topics.

  • 27/11/2013 | Argentina

    Official dollar rises, BA shares close down 1,7%

    The US currency today rose one cent compared to its last close and was trading at 6.115 pesos for buyers.

  • 28/11/2013 | Argentina

    Senate okays Civil Code reform after 12-hour debate

    Today’s early morning the Senate passed the reform of Argentina’s Civil and Commercial Code clearing the bill for debate at the Lower House. The government-brokered project rallied support of ally blocs. At voting time, FAP, Radical Party and Disident Peronism opposition parties left the parliamentary chamber.

  • 28/11/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar slips; official rate higher at 6.13 pesos

    The US currency today rose one and a half centc compared to its last close and was trading at 6.13 pesos for buyers.

  • 28/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich praises ANSES, governors work in providing homes

    Chief of Cabinet Jorge Capitanich has announced that the Argentine federal government will finance the purchase of 40,000 land lots in the north of the country, investing around 4 billion pesos in a project that will provide housing for families in the region.

  • 28/11/2013 | Argentina

    City legislature approves 2014 budget

    Buenos Aires City lawmakers passed the 2014 budget bill, calculated in 59.5 billion dollars, thanks to the votes of the Pro party and its allies, while the opposition rejected and criticized the project.

  • 29/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.15 pesos, BA shares close down 0,3%

    The US currency today rose to 6.15 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires, two cents higher than yesterday's close.

  • 29/11/2013 | Argentina

    September primary surplus tightened to 412.5 m pesos

    Argentina's primary budget surplus was 412.5 million pesos ($67.2 million) in September, the government said in a statement today, down from 534.8 million pesos in the same month last year and 912.5 million pesos in August.

  • 02/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich reacts to US comments on Central Bank reserves, confirms subsidy cuts

    In his daily press briefing at the Government House Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today reacted to the White House comments on the Argentine Central Bank reserves, saying “I am worried about the US and UK debt level.” The US public debt reaches over 100 percent of its GDP, he warned.

  • 02/12/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar falls 39 cents; official rate closes higher

    The US currency today closed one cent and a half higher at 6.165 pesos at BA City banks and exchange offices. Meanwhile, the "blue" dollar was trading at 9.18 pesos, 39 cents lower than last week.

  • 02/12/2013 | Argentina

    Kicillof, De Vido to make economic announcements

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Planning Minister Julio De Vido were expected to make economic announcements today at noon, according to Government House sources.

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    Macri, Scioli, to meet with Capitanich today

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich will meet today at the Government House with Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri. The meetings were going to be held tomorrow but were rescheduled for today.

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar climbs to 9.30 pesos

    The so called "blue" dollar which trades in the parallel market today climbed 12 cents to 9.30 pesos for buyers after plunging 39 cents yesterday. The official rate was trading one cent and a half higher at 6.18 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires.

  • 04/12/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar soars to 9.62, official up 2 centavos

    In another busy day for the unofficial 'Blue' dollar, selling prices for the currency rose 32 centavos from yesterday to reach 9.62 pesos. The official prices, meanwhile, saw a two centavo gain to close at 6.205 pesos to the dollar.

  • 04/12/2013 | Argentina

    New Security, SEDRONAR authorities sworn in

    President Kirchner swore in two new members of her cabinet. María Cecilia Rodriguez assumes control in the Security Ministry while priest Juan Carlos Molina will head the anti-drugs agency SEDRONAR.

  • 04/12/2013 | Argentina

    Car production falls 20% in November

    The automotive industry saw sharp falls in November compared to the same month of the previous year, with figures for both car production and exports well down on 2012 figures.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich says meeting with Bonfatti 'positive'

    In another round of bileteral talks with provincial governors, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today met with the governor of Santa Fe province Antonio Bonfatti at the Government House.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Blue dollar climbs to 9.69 pesos, official to 6.23

    Traders say tourist demand for greenbacks in the informal market has increased following the government’s decision to take the 20 percent levy on credit and debit card purchases as well as on the purchase of the US currency to 35 percent.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    ECLAC: Argentina has lowest poverty rates in the region

    The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean has revealed Argentina has the lowest poverty rates and the second lowest indigence levels in the region, followed by neighboring Uruguay.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Minister: Argentina to ease restrictions on Brazilian imports

    Argentina will from next week open the doors for Brazilian imports held up on the border between the two nations, including footwear and motor vehicles, according to Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade Fernando Pimentel.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich warns against Supreme Court 'interference' in Executive power

    During a press conference in the Government House, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich assured that the Government “did not received any formal request for an audience” by the Supreme Court magistrates, and warned of an “interference in the executive.”

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich blames Cordoba looting on 'planned actions'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has claimed that disturbances in the provinces of Cordoba and Buenos Aires, were due to the “pre-meditated actions of particular groups,” while reaffirming that the responsibility of public safety belongs to provinces.

  • 06/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 6,25 pesos, 'blue' drops to 9.50

    The US dollar climbs a cent and a half trading at 6.20 pesos for buyers and 6.25 for sellers. The so called “blue dollar” falls by 14 cent dropping to 9.45 pesos (buying price) and 9.50 (selling price).

  • 06/12/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition demands to cancel Milani’s designation

    Members of the Radical Civic Union, UNEN, and the Wide Progressive Front urged the Federal Government to withdraw next week’s voting over the assignation of General César Milani as the new head of the army.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Concordia: one dead in lootings amid police protest

    The Governor of Entre Ríos Sergio Urribarri today confirmed one person died during lootings reported last night in the city of Concordia amid a protest staged by the provincial police force on wage hikes demands.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police crisis: Capitanich says 'Judiciary must do something,' talks about 'extortion'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich came on stage today to speak about the police crisis which has spread to several provinces. He assured the Government is “monitoring the situation with each provincial government and with each one in charge to generate mechanisms of social and civic protection.”

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 6.255 pesos

    The US dollar closed half a cent higher today in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks at 6.255 for sellers, after climbing 10 cents last week.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police crisis, protests spread to other provinces

    The police crisis which prompted protests and further lootings in several provinces last week and during the weekend spread today to other districts, with deaths reported in Jujuy and Entre Rios.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    IMF extend Argentina deadline for improved inflation, GDP statistics

    Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced today that they will give Argentine authorities an extended deadline in order to improve upon disputed national statistics, giving the nation until March 2014 to make the necessary changes.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.27 pesos

    The US dollar closed one cent and a half higher today in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks at 6.27 (selling price), after climbing 10 cents last week.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Lootings are no coincidence'

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 6.285 pesos, blue trades at 9.56 pesos

    After a steady open today at Buenos Aires city exchange offices and banks, the US currency ended higher at 6.285 pesos (selling price). The so called “blue dollar” was trading in the informal market at 9.56 pesos (selling price).

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    Milani promotion passes through Senate Committee hearing

    Victory Front politicians have approved the promotion of Army Chief César Milani and it will be put up for vote during an upcoming session of the Senate next Wednesday.

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    Salta salary raise rejected by striking policemen

    Salta’s Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey ordered a 50 percent salary raise for the police that nevertheless continue protesting in a bid for better economic compensation. Minimum wage will be of 6,516 pesos. Public employees to receive a 25 percent hike.

    Salta governor Juan Manuel Urtubey ordered a 50% salary raise for the police personnel in his province. Minimum wage will pass from 4.342 to 6.516 pesos, while public employees will enjoy a 25% increase starting next May.

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    Protests continue in Tucumán province

    In Tucumán's province, thousands of pot banging demonstrators gathered in the Independencia square, in rejection of the looting incidents and police protest that took place in the last two days.

  • 12/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 6.29 pesos, 'blue' trades at 9.55 pesos, BA shares up 0,7%

    The US currency was climbing half cent today at Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks at 6.29 pesos for sellers, reaching a 3-cent hike only this week. The so called "blue dollar" trades one cent higher at 9.55 pesos.

  • 12/12/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina says October primary budget deficit 2.76 billion pesos

    Argentina posted a primary budget deficit of 2.758 billion pesos ($466.5 million) for October, the Economy Ministry said today.

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6,29; 'blue' climbs to 9,60

    The US currency rose half a cent today in BA City exchange offices and banks to 6.295 (selling price). The currency is closing the week with a three and a half-cent hike after climbing 10 cents previous week.

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    Economy Minister praises YPF role in energy sector recovery

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today praised the role of YPF oil giant in the recovery of the energy sector and urged other companies to maintain and increase their investments for Argentina to become self-sufficient in energy production.

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'The police cannot organize delinquency'

    Through a Twitter message, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner accused the provincial police force of “organizing the delinquency”, during last week looting that spread across the country.

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    INDEC: inflation up 0.9% in November

    Inflation rose 0.9% in November, the INDEC statistics bureau reported. Annualized inflation equals 10,5% compared to the same period last year.

  • 14/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich calls for 'Popular participation' in Security Forces control

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich called for a “popular participation in the control of the Security Forces”, during a press conference at the National Library in the city of Buenos Aires.

  • 16/12/2013 | Argentina

    ‘Government will guarantee price controls’

    In his daily and early press conference, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today assured the government wants to “look after the consumers’ pockets.” “We will identify the mass consumption goods and we will ensure price controls are respected,” he said.

  • 16/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich to businessmen: ‘Invest and stop speculating’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today urged businessmen to “invest and stop speculating” in a press conference which moved from price controls, inflation, to wage talks being held with different sectors.

  • 16/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.32 pesos

    The US currency today rose two and a half cents to 6.32 pesos (selling price) in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks after rising three and a half cents last week.

  • 16/12/2013 | Argentina

    UK complains about Argentine threat to punish oil drilling in Malvinas

    Britain has accused Argentina of "bullying tactics" over its threat to punish oil firms operating off the Malvinas Islands with heavy fines, the seizure of assets and jail sentences of up to 15 years.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Designation of Fábrega as Central Bank chief made official

    The government today made official several designations, among them, the appointment of Juan Carlos Fábrega as president of the Central Bank for a period of six years.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges companies to invest to avoid power cuts

    “Private companies are responsible for the power cuts,” Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred today to the increasing blackouts in the City and the province of Buenos Aires caused by the power demand amid soaring temperatures and urged companies to boost their investments.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Orange alert continues for Buenos Aires, Rosario

    An orange alert continued today for high temperatures in the cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario as a heat wave remained in the area.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.34 pesos

    The US currency today rose two cents to 6.34 pesos (selling price) in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks after rising three and a half cents last week.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Supreme Court approves 5% wage hike for Judiciary staff

    The Supreme Court today approved a 5 percent hike in salaries of judicial employees. The wage hike will be effective for every category, according to a communiqué released today by the Supreme Court.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Tucuman Supreme Court revokes verdicts in Marita Verón case

    Tucumán’s Supreme Court has overturned the ruling which cleared 13 suspects of involvement in the disappearance of Marita Verón, and sent 10 of those accused in the human trafficking case back to be sentenced for the crimes.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina rejects UK protest over Malvinas hydrocarbon law

    Deputy Foreign Minister Eduardo Zuaín today called a meeting with the UK ambassador, in order to reject the nation's protest over a new law that prohibits the exploitation of hydrocarbon resources in the area around the Malvinas Islands.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets DAIA authorities

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with authorities of the DAIA Jewish organization in the Government House.

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    Greenpeace activists included in Russian amnesty

    The Russian Parliament has confirmed the decision to grant amnesties to 30 Greenpeace activists who were imprisoned on charge of vandalism for protesting in the Arctic Circle, among them Argentines Hernán Pérez Orsi and Camila Speziale.

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't insists power cuts must be 'scheduled'

    Amid massive blackouts and an electricity consumption that hit another record yesterday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich urged companies to implement a "system of scheduled cuts" to guarantee the service.

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.385 pesos

    The US currency today rose four cents to 6.385 pesos (selling price) in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks after rising four cents and a half last week.

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    Government inaugurates power line network

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich inaugurated an electricity project, including the installation of a power line network during a graduation ceremony of cooperatives workers in Ezeiza, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    Senate passes Milani's promotion

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges power companies to account for blackouts

    In his daily press briefing at the Government House, the chief of staff urged to have a “reasonable debate” and considered “essential” that energy companies “give explanations to users” amid the massive blackouts of the last days.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Bank holidays set for December 24, 31

    The Central Bank today stipulated public and private banks will remain closed on December 24 and 31 across the country, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich announced earlier at the Government House.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.405 pesos

    The US currency today rose another two cents to 6.405 pesos (selling price) in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks, continuing its upward tendency of the last weeks.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Government urges energy providers to restore service

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today gave a press briefing to inform about the results of a meeting he held earlier at the Government House with representatives of the Planning Ministry, the ENRE regulator agency, and of Edenor and Edesur, the two energy giants which provide electricity service in Buenos Aires city and province. 

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Temperatures may hit 40° in Buenos Aires

    A new report released today by the national weather service informed “a new and progressive increase of maximum and minimum temperature marks is expected in the region from Friday 20 to Tuesday 24.”

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina files complaint to WTO over EU biodiesel import duties

    Argentina today filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over the European Union's decision to slap anti-dumping duties on the South American country's biodiesel.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Teamsters receive Christmas bonus after strike threat

    Teamster union leader Pablo Moyano has confirmed that workers affiliated to the organisation will receive a ‘Christmas bonus’ after reaching an agreement with businessmen and distributors.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK heads Milani promotion ceremony

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today led a ceremony celebrating the promotions of several officers of the Armed Forces, among those Army chief César Milani, in Government House.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Milani's promotion made official

    The government today made official the promotion from major-general to lieutenant-general of César Milani, who yesterday took over formally as head of the Army.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Filmus to head new government agency created to address Malvinas issues

    According to an official communiqué released this morning, a new government agency under the scope of the Foreign Ministry has been created by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to address issues related exclusively to the Malvinas Islands, designating former senator Daniel Filmus as its chief.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Government, business chambers strike price deal

    In a new attempt to restrain the inertial inflation the country has been undergoing, the government today reached a price deal with different business chambers to keep prices unchanged for one year.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.435 pesos

    The US currency today rose three cents to 6.435 pesos (selling price) in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks, after rising two cents yesterday, continuing its upward tendency of the last weeks.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Kicillof asks businessmen for 'responsibility'

    After the government and supermarket chambers signed a deal to keep prices unchanged for one year starting January 1, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof announced a “system of permanent monitoring” will be created, to report price variations.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Economy grows 5.5 percent

    The INDEC statistics bureau reported that the economic activity grew 5.5 percent during the third quarter, compared with the same month last year accumulating a 5.7 percent since January.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Industrial activity drops 4.9 percent in November

    The INDEC national statistics bureau informed today that the industrial activity dropped 4.9 percent in November and 3.9 percent compared with last month.

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Cameron slams 'Argentina's campaign'

    During a special message for Christmas, UK Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the Malvinas citizens and said that Britain “will never” let Argentina violate their “right for self determination.”

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police raids Lázaro Báez offices

    The Federal Police raided into the offices of “Austral Construcciones” in the city of Buenos Aires, a company owned by Lázaro Báez, followed an impeachment filed by the Civic Coalition party lawmakers Elisa Carrió and Fernando Sanchez.

  • 21/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'We want to protect the prices of your production'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich announced a new series of agricultural subsidies for local producers, during a rally in Ituzaingó, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 21/12/2013 | Argentina

    Massa slams Gov't price deal: 'We need a program to fight inflation'

    Renewal Front leader and national lawmaker Sergio Massa affirmed that is necessary “to acknowledge the inflationary problem, recover the statistic credibility and organize an integral program to fight against it."

  • 23/12/2013 | Argentina

    List of agreed prices with supermarkets to be published on January 3

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today announced a list of agreed prices with supermarkets and providers will be published next January 3 on the official gazette regularizing the measure.

  • 23/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't to sign debt refinancing deal with 18 provinces

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today confirmed the government will sign with 18 provinces an agreement to refinance debt which will be in effect for three renewable months.

  • 23/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar advances to 6.45 pesos

    The US currency closed today two cents up compared to its Friday closing price and was traded at 6.45 pesos (selling price) in Buenos Aires City exchange offices and banks.

  • 23/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't, businessmen, unions met to boost investments, curb informal employment

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof were attending this morning a meeting with businessmen and union leaders to discuss several pending topics such as wage talks, investments and economic goals for next year.

  • 23/12/2013 | Argentina

    De la Rúa, all accused in bribery case absolved

    The trial against former president Fernando de la Rúa, accused of allegedly paying bribes to senators to get his labour reform approved in 2000 ended this afternoon raising eyebrows as he was absolved.

  • 23/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't rejects pseudo currency alternative

    Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitanich defined as an “outburst and exaggeration,” the statements of Corrientes Governor Ricardo Colombi, who warned about the possibility of emitting a pseudo-currency due the economic situation in his province.

  • 24/12/2013 | World

    Francis celebrates first Christmas as Pope

    Pope Francis will celebrate his first Christmas as leader of the world’s Roman Catholics today and tomorrow with crowds of pilgrims expected to attend the annual celebrations in the Vatican.

  • 25/12/2013 | Argentina

    Red weather alert declared for BA city and surroundings

    The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has released a red alert for the cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario as well as surrounding areas, reacting to a heat wave that continues to affect the region.

  • 25/12/2013 | Argentina

    At least 160 injured during Christmas Eve holiday

    At least 112 adults and 85 under-age people were treated after suffering from burns and contusions during the Christmas holiday.

  • 26/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps to 6.48 pesos, 'blue' trades at 9.90 pesos

    After a steady open this morning, the US dollar climbed three cents and a half at 6.43 pesos for buyers and 6.48 pesos for sellers at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices. Greenbacks had already jumped two cents earlier in the week.

  • 26/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK dismisses 2015 candidacy speculation

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today dismissed any possibility to be a candidate in 2015, in statements to official news agency Télam.

  • 26/12/2013 | Argentina

    Government says 'no evidence' obtained after Army HQ raid

    The Federal Government informed that a raid on Army Headquarters in the city of Buenos Aires investigating possible unauthorised intelligence operations revealed no evidence of wrongdoing, while the politician who brought forward the charges vowed to continue his campaign.

  • 27/12/2013 | World

    More Greenpeace activists leave Russia

    Six more of the 30 Greenpeace activists arrested in a protest over Arctic oil drilling have left Russia after being granted an amnesty.

  • 27/12/2013 | Argentina

    Minimum bus fare rises 66% to 2.50 pesos

    The national  government has raised the price of bus fares from 1.50 pesos to 2.50 pesos, as of January 1, and has cut SUBE subway tariffs by 40 percent to benefit “the most vulnerable sectors.”

  • 27/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 6.50 pesos

    After a steady open this morning, the US dollar jumped two cents in midtrade to 6.50 pesos (selling price) at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices. Yesterday, it climbed three cents and a half.

  • 27/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't signs debt restructuring deal with 18 provinces

    National government officials today met with provincial governors to sign a deal whoch will refinance the debts of 18 provinces every three months.

  • 28/12/2013 | Argentina

    Massa presents his ‘National Board’

    Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa announced his “National Board”, along with Senator Carlos Reutemann and other former Peronist members, during a meeting in Tigre, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 30/12/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar at 6.525 pesos, up 32% in 2013

    After a steady open this morning, the US currency climbed a cent and a half reaching at 6.475 pesos for buyers and 6.525 pesos for sellers at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices.

  • 01/01/2014 | Argentina

    Almost 70 injured in City New Year celebrations

    New Year's celebrations in Buenos Aires left 67 needing hospital treatment, primarily for injuries suffered from fireworks and champagne corks as festivities got underway at midnight.

  • 02/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps to 6.55 pesos, Blue up to 10.17

    Greenbacks were trading two and a half cents higher in the first financial week of 2014 following the 32-percent devaluation reached by Argentina’s peso currency last year. Rates were at 6.55 for sellers at BA City banks and exchange offices.

  • 02/01/2014 | Argentina

    Mujica: Uruguay - Argentina relationship is 'at a standstill'

    Uruguayan president José Mujica has admitted that his country's relationship with Argentina is "at a standstill", and suggested that improving relations was down to counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 02/01/2014 | Argentina

    BA stock market Chairman Horacio Fargosi dies at 87

    Horacio Fargosi, president of the Buenos Aires stock market association, passed away today at the age of 87. His remains will be laid to rest in Pilar, at the Jardín de Paz cemetery, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 02/01/2014 | Argentina

    Lawmakers accuse Edenor and Edesur of sabotage in blackouts

    Buenos Aires city lawmakers Gustavo Vera, of UNEN, and Proyecto Sur’s Pablo Bergel have filed a criminal complaint against power companies Edenor and Edesur, accusing them of sabotage due to the disruption caused by two weeks of blackouts.

  • 02/01/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't unveils '272 goals' for 2014

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich assured in his Twitter account that the Federal Government has a list of “204 objectives and 272 goals” to be achieved over the next 12 months, including “the growth of power production” and “the construction of 100,000 homes”.

  • 03/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs one cent to 6.56 pesos, 'blue' trades at 10.30

    The US currency closed today one cent higher today following yesterday’s two-cent-and-a-half climb. Rates were at 6.51 pesos for buyers and 6.56 for sellers in BA City banks and exchange offices. Meanwhile, the so called “blue” dollar jumped three cents to 10.30 pesos.

  • 03/01/2014 | Argentina

    2013 revenue hits $858.832 million, Echegaray slams Clarín

    After revealing that December’s revenue hit a new all-time record, the head of the AFIP tax bureau Ricardo Echegaray turned the press conference into a defense from Grupo Clarín allegations, and blamed its CEO Hector Magnetto of “orchestrating a persecution against me and my family.”

  • 04/01/2014 | Argentina

    Córdoba Gov't rejects pseudo currency

    Córdoba's Minister of Economy Ángel Elettore denied today the possibility of issuing a pseudo currency bond in his province during an interview to a local radio.

  • 04/01/2014 | Argentina

    Four years without 'Sandro'

    Four years after his death, famous singer Roberto Sánchez, popularly known as “Sandro” was honoured today by his wife Olga Garaventa and a group of fans in the Glorian Memorial cemetery, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 06/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs four cents to 6.60 pesos, 'blue' closes with new record at 10.47 pesos

    The US dollar closed four cents to 6.55 pesos for buyers and 6.60 pesos for sellers at BA City banks and exchange offices. In 2013, the peso currency hit a 32-percent-devaluation. In the informal market, the "blue" dollar rose 17 cents higher  at 10.42 pesos (buying price) and 10.47 pesos (selling price).

  • 06/01/2014 | Argentina

    AMIA: Telledín to face trial again

    The Federal Chamber confirmed that Carlos Telleldín, the person believed to be responsible for delivering the van which hit the Jewish community building in 1994, will have to face the courts once again.

  • 06/01/2014 | Argentina

    Sergio Massa proposes wage negotiations to begin in January

    Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa presented a project designed to seal the wage negotiations for teachers in January instead of Mars, during a political meeting in La Plata, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 06/01/2014 | Argentina

    President Kirchner back in BA City

    After spending 17 days in the Southern province of Santa Cruz, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has returned to the City of Buenos Aires. CFK is expected to appear plublicly on Wednesday.

  • 07/01/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar hits new record high, closed at 10.90 pesos

    The so called “blue” dollar broke the May 8 last year barrier when it hit 10.45 pesos. Greenbacks in the informal market closed at 10.85 pesos for buyers and 10.90 pesos for sellers, fueled by tourist demand and some exchange speculative purchases. Meanwhile, the official dollar climed half a cent to 6.555 pesos (buying price) and 6.605 pesos (selling price) at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices.

  • 07/01/2014 | Argentina

    Heavy rain hit BA and surroundings

    Storms and heavy showers affected Buenos Aires City and the central provinces of the country today. Temperatures in the capital city are to range between 27 and 37 degrees.

  • 07/01/2014 | Argentina

    Wintershall signs deal with Neuquén to explore Vaca Muerta

    Neuquén province formalized today a new contract with Wintershall to explore Vaca Muerta’s shale gas and oil field.

  • 07/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK holds meetings with her cabinet

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner resumed today to official activity in the Government House, after spending 18 days with her relatives in the southern province of Santa Cruz.

  • 08/01/2014 | Argentina

    UK poll: 63% believe Malvinas Islands ‘should be Argentinean’

    According to an online poll released in the British newspaper “The Daily Telegraph”, 63 percent of the voters affirmed that the Malvinas Islands should be under Argentina’s sovereignty.

  • 08/01/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t will allow imports to sustain new price deal

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich revealed today that the Federal Government authorized the imports of products in order to sustain the new price deal and guarantee a steady provision to the public.

  • 08/01/2014 | Argentina

    US Dollar climbs to 6.61 pesos, 'blue' dollar drops to 10.75

    The US dollar climbed today one cent to 6.565 pesos for buyers and 6.615 pesos for sellers at BA City banks and exchange offices. The so called “blue” dollar traded at 10.70 pesos (buying price) and 10.75 pesos (selling price).

  • 08/01/2014 | Argentina

    Julián Domínguez proposes to move Argentina's capital

    The president of the Lower House, and Victory Front lawmaker Julián Domínguez affirmed that the country’s capital should be moved to the north.

  • 09/01/2014 | Argentina

    Government expands price deal and reaffirms food imports alternative

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich assured that the Federal Government will expand the price deal and open food imports if necessary, during a press conference from Government House.

  • 09/01/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich denies Galuccio resignation

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich denied that Miguel Galuccio, YPF’s CEO would resign from his position in the national oil company, during a press conference at the Government House.

  • 09/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs to 6.635 pesos, 'blue' rises to 10.80

    The US dollar climbed two and a half cents to 6.585 pesos for buyers and 6.635 pesos for sellers at BA City banks and exchange offices.

  • 09/01/2014 | Argentina

    Solanas: ‘The worst summer since 2001’

    Unen President Fernando ‘Pino’ Solanas considered that “this was the worst summer since December 2001," during an interview with Radio Rivadavia.

  • 10/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs three cents to 6.665 pesos; 'blue' trades steady at 10.8 pesos

    After a steady open this morning, the US dollar closed three cents higher at 6.615 pesos for buyers and 6.665 pesos for sellers at Buenos Aires City and exchange offices. The so called "blue" dollar remained steady at  10.80 pesos (selling price).

  • 10/01/2014 | Argentina

    Malvinas sovereignty row: Ambassador Castro says British public opinion 'changing'

    A recent survey by “The Daily Telegraph” has said that 74 percent of the polled consider the disputed resource-rich archipelago belong to Argentina. “British public opinion is changing,” Argentine ambassador to London affirmed as she ratified the South American country’s commitment with “dialogue.”

  • 10/01/2014 | Argentina

    Pope Francis sister released from hospital

    María Elena Bergoglio was released from the Hospital Británico located in the city of Buenos Aires, where she was treated for an urinary infection. The pope's sister underwent a previous medical hospitalization in September after suffering a glucose peak.

  • 11/01/2014 | Argentina

    Victory Front lawmaker unveils possible candidates for 2015

    Edgardo Depetri , national lawmaker for the ruling Victory Front assured that “there are several presidential candidates,” to succeed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in October 2015.

  • 13/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar hikes to 6.70 pesos; 'blue' lower at 10.77 pesos

    The US currency started the week three and a half cents higher at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices at 6.65 pesos for buyers and 6.70 pesos for sellers. Greenbacks in the informal market closed seven cents lower at 10.77 pesos (selling price).

  • 13/01/2014 | Argentina

    Chief of Federal Penitentiary Service for 'personal reasons'

    Alejandro Marambio, in charge of the Federal Penitentiary Service (SPF) presented his resignation from office arguing “personal reasons”. He will be replaced by Emiliano Blanco,his Chief Advisor.

  • 13/01/2014 | Argentina

    Debate continues over Domínguez proposal

    Julían Domínguez proposal of moving Argentina’s capital to a northern province continues to generate controversy between members of the Lower House.

  • 14/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps two cents to 6.71 pesos, 'blue' trades at 10.93 pesos

    After a steady open today, the US dollar closed one cent higher at Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices at 6.665 pesos for buyers and 6.715 pesos for sellers. Meanwhile, the so called “blue” dollar jumped 9 cents to 10.93 pesos.

  • 14/01/2014 | Argentina

    Petty officer dies in explosion in Arctic military base

    The ministry of Defence informed that a non-commissioned officer who served in the Arctic base of Base Esperanza died, after what seems to be an accident as a result of the manipulation of "flammable residuals."

  • 14/01/2014 | Argentina

    Poet Juan Gelman dies at 83

  • 15/01/2014 | Argentina

    Construction costs rise 20,9% in 2013, Indec

    The construction cost raised 20,9 percent in 2013, the Indec national statistics bureau informed.

  • 16/01/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar continued climb, hit 11.55 pesos

    Purchase pressure on the so called “blue” dollar continues pushing greenbacks in the informal market, and closed 35 cents up at 11.50 pesos for buyers and 11.55 pesos for sellers. Yesterday, the blue hit a new record high amid high tourists’ demand.

  • 16/01/2014 | Argentina

    Policemen detained in Córdoba after leading December strike

    A local tribunal from Cordoba’s province ordered the detention of 16 policemen after the salary dispute that took place in December and was followed by lootings and riots in that region.

  • 16/01/2014 | Argentina

    Vidal confirms Pro party intention to dispute BA province in 2015

    BA City Deputy Mayor, María Eugenia Vidal assured that the Pro party will dispute a place in BA province to join Mauricio Macri’s effort for the 2015 presidential election.

  • 17/01/2014 | Argentina

    Reserves accumulation policy 'virtuous'

    The Cabinet Chief has defended the government’s debt policy with Argentina using the Central Bank’s international reserves to pay debt, considering the Kirchnerite administration has honoured payment commitments “it did not incur in” and “has not incurred in anymore usury-like debts” either.

  • 17/01/2014 | Argentina

    Rossi rejects Armed Forces participation in fight against drugs

    Defence Minister, Agustín Rossi assured that “using the armed forces in the battle against drug-trafficking would make the situation worst,” during a radio interview.

  • 18/01/2014 | Argentina

    Sanz: “Nobody wants to repeat the failure of the Civic and Social Agreement”

    During an interview with Télam news agency, Radical Party leader Ernesto Sanz affirmed that there is a “strong conviction”, regarding a new political and “progressive alternative” for 2015, and assured that they will know how to “handle the differences, because nobody wants to repeat the failure of the Civic and Social Agreement.”

  • 18/01/2014 | Argentina

    Heat wave continues, temp' reach 39°

    The heat wave continues to hit the city of Buenos Aires and surroundings reaching 39 degrees, as the National Meteorological Service maintains the orange alert released on Thursday.

  • 18/01/2014 | Argentina

    Piranha attack in Rosario leaves 10 people injured

    At least ten people were injured during the past 48 hours, in Rambla Caralunya, Santa Fe province followed another Piranha attack.

  • 19/01/2014 | Argentina

    Blue in the face

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Argentina, like probably any other country, is most of the time dominated by the economy. This nation has a difficult economic history. Two examples of recent history should suffice to show this: the hyperinflation crisis of 1989 and the financial meltdown of 2001, which prompted the biggest sovereign debt default in the history of mankind. Scary stuff? You bet.

  • 20/01/2014 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar plummets 30 cents, official climbs to 6.84 pesos

    The US dollar has climbed more than three cents reaching 6.84 pesos (selling price) - while the parallel 'blue' currency fell a giant 30 cents from Friday evening.

  • 20/01/2014 | Argentina

    Barrionuevo: 'If they don’t have the balls to show up, better not come'

    Luis Barrionuevo, head of the “Azul y Blanca” Workers Central slammed the absences of political leaders and possible presidential candidates to an official meeting in Mar del Plata.

  • 20/01/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof describes Paris Club meeting as: ‘Largely positive’

    Economy Minister Axcel Kicillof described the meeting with the Paris Club executives as “largely positive,” and anticipated the possibility of progress with negotiations.

  • 20/01/2014 | Argentina

    Energy bills rise by 27% in several provinces

    Power and water companies raised their bills by 27 percent since the beginning of this year, while thousands of users are still suffering from blackouts in their homes. The federal government is considering removing the subsidies within the metropolitan area, where rates are lower than the rest of the country.

  • 21/01/2014 | Argentina

    Early US dollar jump halted by Central Bank, rises five cents

    The US dollar experienced a sharp rise today at Buenos Aires City banks, jumping 13 cents at one point before falling back to 6.89 pesos for sellers. The 'blue' rebounded from yesterday's losses, adding 30 cents to its value.

  • 21/01/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich slams tax critics: They are against income redistribution

    Chief of Cabinet Jorge Capitanich today spoke out against critics of the national government's tax policies, stating that such figures "are against income redistribution."

  • 21/01/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof warns ‘Argentina will not accept conditions’

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof returned from the meeting with the Paris Club executives, where he offered “the general guidelines” of Argentina’s proposal. He defined the encounter as “positive,” and reaffirmed that the country “won’t accept any conditions.”

  • 21/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to reappear in public

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will reappear in public followed almost 40 days of absence in a ceremony to be held at the Government House, City of Buenos Aires.

  • 22/01/2014 | Argentina

    Paris Club says will study Argentina's debt offer

    The Paris Club said it would study an outline from Argentina for repaying the more than $9.5 billion it owes the group of creditor nations.

  • 22/01/2014 | Argentina

    San Juan Governor Gioja leaves hospital

    José Luis Gioja, San Juan Governor was released from the hospital where he was treated followed a helicopter accident he suffered in last October.

  • 23/01/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: ‘What happened wasn’t a devaluation induced by the Government’

    Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitanich explained in his daily conference from the Government House that yesterday’s hike of 23 cents in the official peso “was not a devaluation induced by the Government. It was an expression of free market with offer and demand.”

  • 23/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar reaches 8.01 pesos, 'blue' climbs to 13.06

    The US dollar broke the 8 pesos barrier today reaching 7.99 pesos for buyers and 8.01 pesos for sellers, followed yesterday’s largest mark in 12 years. The unofficial 'blue' dollar also saw a sharp escalation, rising 91 cents to close at 13.06 pesos.

  • 23/01/2014 | Argentina

    BA Stock Market operators raided in 'blue' dollar investigations

    Inspectors from the Central Bank, accompanied by Federal Police officers, today raided offices in the Buenos Aires Stock Market, where 'caves' that traded in unofficial dollars were allegedly operating.

  • 24/01/2014 | Argentina

    Dollar rises to 8.015 pesos after restrictions ended

    The US dollar rose half cent today to 8.015 pesos (selling price), following the announcement from the national government that the purchase of the foreign currency for personal use would be once more permitted across Argentina.

  • 25/01/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano slams Gov’t economic policy

    Head of CGT Workers Central, Hugo Moyano has reacted to the economic measures released on Friday by the Federal Government, and assured that “nobody believes them anything”. In addition, he anticipated further meetings with opposition’s figures for next week.

  • 25/01/2014 | Argentina

    Elliot Management's Paul Singer: ‘We could settle this thing in an afternoon’

    During a video interview with the Wall Street Journal, Paul Singer, CEO of hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation, described Argentina’s public policy as “horrendous” and stated that he could settle the dispute “in an afternoon.”

  • 27/01/2014 | Argentina

    Blue dollar at 12.15 pesos after move to relax forex controls

    After the government’s unexpected move to relax currency controls and amid thin volume trade, the black market dollar today climbed to 12.15 pesos to start a week in which the foreign currency will have the leading role in the economic scenario.

  • 27/01/2014 | Argentina

    Redrado: 'This crisis will be solved boosting offer of currencies'

    Former Central Bank chief Martín Redrado today harshly rejected the relaxation of currency controls by the government saying that “to inflationary policies the government is now adding foreign exchange improvisation.”

  • 27/01/2014 | Argentina

    Italy's Letta says EU able to deal with Argentina crisis

    The European Union and the common euro currency are stronger than they were a year ago and much better positioned to resist any shocks stemming from a currency crisis in Argentina, Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said today.

  • 27/01/2014 | Argentina

    AMIA, DAIA condemn Argentina-Iran deal as 'step backwards'

    Jewish groups AMIA and DAIA have reiterated their opposition to an agreement between Iran and Argentina over the investigation into the 1994 AMIA bombing, marking one year since the accord was signed.

  • 28/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar rose two cents at 8.015 pesos

    The official dollar rate rose two cents to 8.015 pesos after last week's strong rises, while the reference rate for dollar purchases for savings was also higher at 9.62 pesos in its second day of trading.

  • 28/01/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano and Barrionuevo: ‘CGT factions are unified’

    CGT faction leaders Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo have affirmed that the two trade unions “have been unified,” during a press conference after a meeting they held with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 28/01/2014 | Argentina

    Elliot CEO slams bondholders' 'Bizarre' judicial proposal

    Paul Singer, head of Elliot Management Corp., defined as “bizarre” the bondholders’ offer to resolve judicially the dispute with Argentina over the debt in default from 2001, in a letter sent to investors and published by Bloomberg News.

  • 29/01/2014 | Argentina

    Blue US dollar jumps, official drops half cent

    The US dollar soared 40 cents today in the black market to reach 12.90 pesos per dollar and continuing its upward trend, while the official rate fell half a cent to 8.01 pesos in banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires.

  • 29/01/2014 | World

    NY Times editorial criticises CFK's policies

    In an article published by the editorial board of the New York Times, the newspaper expressed that “Argentina needs to do a lot more to address inflation,” and criticized President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration for “picking unnecessary fights with private businesses and investors.”

  • 29/01/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof announces deal to roll back consumer prices

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof announced that the government has reached a deal with different companies to rollback the prices of products to levels recorded prior to January 21, when the peso suffered its strongest devaluation since 2002.

  • 30/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to undergo physiotherapy treatment on hip syndrome

    After undergoing medical checks at the Austral Hospital, President Kirchner was ordered a physiotherapy treatment due to a hip syndrome.

  • 30/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 8.025 pesos, 'Blue' falls heavily

    The US dollar today closed one cent and a half higher in banks and exchange offices to end with a selling price of 8.025 pesos.

  • 30/01/2014 | Argentina

    Government backs agriculture export tax

    Agriculture Minister Carlos Casamiquela confirmed that taxes on the exportation of agricultural products remained in effect, and stated that redistribution “is linked to a society that makes an effort for a fairer country with less inequality.”

  • 31/01/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich pledges to debate with opposition in Congress

    In his daily press briefing from the Government House, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said he will attend both houses of Congress in March and April to “discuss with political leaders, particularly with the opposition.”

  • 31/01/2014 | Argentina

    Government blasts 'unscrupulous' leaders

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has blasted again business leaders who according to him are “unscrupulous” for using workers to obtain subsidies. He was specifically referring to the long distance drivers union who threatened to paralyze long distance services from midnight during three days if their salary demands are not met.

  • 31/01/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar closes steady; rises in parallel market

    The US dollar closed steady today at 8.025 pesos per dollar to end a week with no major fluctuations.

  • 31/01/2014 | Argentina

    Alberto Samid vows to halt price hikes

    After taking office as the new Vice-President of Buenos Aires’ Central Market, the meat-packing business owner Alberto Samid has pledged to fight price hikes.

  • 31/01/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli calls for 'responsibility' to look after price stability

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli today urged all the economic sectors to have “commitment and responsibility to look after the stability of prices.”

  • 31/01/2014 | Argentina

    Prudence not avarice, Liasion Board tells gov't

    “It is a market where all its inputs are tied to an unknown future dollar price, with an inflation rate surpassing 30 percent,” the Liasion Board said in a statement, trying to explain the decision of some farmers to stockpile their grain production.

  • 31/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK meets Japan's Prince Akishino and wife

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a protocol meeting with Akishino, Prince of Japan and his wife Kiko, at the government house in Buenos Aires City. The head of state received the guests at the Evita Hall joined by Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, Japan’s ambassador to Argentina, Masashi Mizukami and the Prince’s special counsellor, Toshihazu Itakura.

  • 01/02/2014 | Argentina

    Pope Francis former office in BA robbed

    At least three people, who pretended to be worshipers, broke into the personal office of Archbishop Mario Poli last Monday and stole 100.000 pesos. It was the same workplace used earlier by Jorge Bergolgio, now Pope Francis.

  • 02/02/2014 | Argentina

    The theory and practice of the red circle

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    One might think that this country’s woes could be explained by some “P v. E” (politics versus economics) power equation — an ancient and repeated confrontation which shakes up Argentine life every now and then.

  • 02/02/2014 | Argentina

    Kirchnerites in the hot seat

    By James Neilson
    Some insects like to keep their victims alive while they steadily devour them. So too do some politicians. The last thing these creatures want is for Cristina, who now says problems give her a headache, to take a backseat and let others run the country.

  • 02/02/2014 | Argentina

    DAIA chief reiterates Iran opposition after Timermán admits 'lack of progress'

    Julio Schlosser has affirmed his support for Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, who confessed in an interview that negotiations between Argentina and Iran over the AMIA bombing had made little headway.

  • 03/02/2014 | Argentina

    'Shell's price hike is conspirational'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today questioned the hike on gasoline prices announced last weekend by Shell oil company considering the decision a “unilateral attitude”, and regretting that sometimes the Government is fighting economic groups alone.

  • 03/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar closes unchanged at 8.025 pesos

    The official dollar rate closed without alterations on the first business day of the week. It was trading at 8.025 pesos per dollar in banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires City, after remaining roughly unchanged last week when the government relaxed foreign exchange controls.

  • 03/02/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires' teachers: beginning of school year depends on Scioli's administration

    Buenos Aires teachers today warned that the beginning of the school year will depend on how provincial authorities respond to their salary demands.

  • 03/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't announces 'price accord' for Procrear construction program

    The national government today announced that the price of materials destined for use in the Procrear home-building programme would be controlled by a new agreement with suppliers, in a move designed to protect beneficiaries of the scheme.

  • 04/02/2014 | Argentina

    Major companies investigated for alleged fraudulent maneuveurs

    The government today announced it has started “a thourough investigation on major foreign trade companies" which have allegedly registered accounting irregularities for 6.8 billion dollars.

  • 04/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar ends lower at 8.015 pesos

  • 04/02/2014 | Argentina

    BA teachers reject 20% wage hike offer

    The head of SUTEBA Buenos Aires province teachers’ union Roberto Baradel, came on stage again today to reject a 20 percent wage hike offered by the Daniel Scioli administration and considered a one-year deal cannot be reached under Argentina's economic context.

  • 04/02/2014 | World

    Reach out and touch the poor, Pope says

    Pope Francis called for a fair distribution of wealth and equal access to education and health care today in a Lenten message where he urged people to reach out and touch "the poverty of our brothers".

  • 04/02/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli urges to defend the government's 'conquests'

    New members of the Buenos Aires province cabinet were sworn in today by governor Daniel Scioli who made a call to “defend stability, the achievements and conquests” of the national government.

  • 04/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to businesses: Stop lying to Argentine people

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today launched a stinging attack on businesses that raised prices in the wake of January's devaluation, calling on empresarios to "Stop lying to the Argentine people".

  • 05/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges business, union leaders to have a 'reasonable behaviour'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich urged business and union leaders today to have a “reasonable behaviour” in order to halt the ongoing price hikes on a variety of goods.

  • 05/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar plunges 10 cents to 7.915 pesos

    The official dollar rate opened unchanged today but later dropped 10 cents, closing at 7.915 pesos in banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires City, after remaining roughly unchanged last week when the government relaxed foreign exchange controls.

  • 05/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't declares two-day national mourning after deadly fire

    The government today declared two days of national mourning after a fire and collapse in Barracas neighbourhood left at least nine firefighters and Civil Defense force members killed.

  • 05/02/2014 | Argentina

    Paris Club says 'open' to debt talks with Argentina

    The Paris Club is open to talks with Argentina on repaying its debt, the group of creditor nations said today, moving closer towards launching formal negotiations with Buenos Aires.

  • 05/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t authorizes 6% limit for petrol rises

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof has announced an agreement with petroleum companies to raise fuel prices no higher than 6 percent, in a press conference held this afternoon.

  • 06/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich praises 'exchange rate stability'

    In his daily press conference at the Government House, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to prices of goods, the impact of gasoline price hikes and wage negotiations, among other issues.

  • 06/02/2014 | Argentina

    Hundreds mourn firefighters who died in Barracas tragic blaze

    Hundreds of people mourned nine firefighters who died when fighting a gigantic fire that detroyed a warehouse in Barracas neighbourhood.

  • 06/02/2014 | Argentina

    US dollar drops two cents, closes at 7.89 pesos

    The US dollar dropped today two cents and closed at 7.89 pesos at banks and exchange offices after it plunged 10 cents yesterday to end at 7.91 pesos.

  • 06/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Kicillof, Capitanich at Olivos

    President Cristina Fernández de Krichner today held two different meetings at Olivos residence with Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and the Presidency’s Secretary-General Oscar Parrilli.

  • 06/02/2014 | Argentina

    Vice president Boudou to be investigated over Ciccone charges

    Federal Prosecutor Jorge Di Lello has decided to investigate Vice President Amado Boudou and Ricardo Echegaray, head of the AFIP tax bureau, as part of the investigation regarding the selling of “Ciccone Calcográfica” money printing company.

  • 02/09/2013 | Argentina

    Parliamentary candidate admits inflation in some sectors higher than official

    Victory Front’s parliamentary candidate Martín Insaurralde today admitted the inflation rate is higher than the one released by INDEC statistics agency although the agency is “transparent” and “must readjust to times and realities.”

  • 02/09/2013 | Argentina

    Berni blasts Massa’s security plan

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni strongly criticized a security plan presented by parliamentary candidate and Tigre Mayor Sergio Massa, as he considered it “irresponsible” and “insufficient.”

  • 02/09/2013 | Argentina

    August tax collection reaches 75bn pesos

    The government has announced that tax revenue for August totalled 75.9bn pesos, an increase of 25.5 percent over the takings for the same period in 2012.

  • 03/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.70 pesos

  • 03/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK flies to Russia to attend the G20 summit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was already flying to St. Petersburg to attend the G20 summit to begin next Thursday at the Constantine Palace.

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK to address vulture funds issue during G20 meeting

    After arriving in St. Petersburg for the G20 meeting, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner stressed she will be addreessing the vulture funds issue during the summit despite Washington rejected to mention it in the final statement.

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    Senate debates debt swap

    The Senate was addressing today the debt swap announced by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner following the recent New York judicial setback in Argentina’s long-standing dispute against US-based vulture funds.

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.71 pesos

  • 04/09/2013 | World

    Stiglitz on vulture funds: 'US court ruling tendentious, economically dangerous'

    A column signed by Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz named "The Vulture's victory" stressed "a recent decision by a United States appeals court threatens to upend global sovereign-debt markets."

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    Tax reform bill passed by Lower House

    With 139 votes in favor and 91 against, MPs passed the Income tax reform bill which will be sent next week to the Senate in order to become law.

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    New debt swap plan approved by Senate

    The Argentine Senate has approved plans to reopen exchanges on national debt for a third time, the motion passing through the upper house with 57 votes in favour and eight against.

  • 05/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'There is no bigger protectionism than that of world powers'

    With a busy agenda prior to her G20 Summit address, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner renewed her criticism of so called world powers’ "protectionism" and warned about a “crisis of the multilateral system” both in the economic and political arenas.

  • 05/09/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli announces Cabinet changes

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli announced that the province will have separate ministers for Security and Justice, giving the former position to Ezeiza mayor Alejandro Granados.

  • 06/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rose to 5.71 pesos

  • 06/09/2013 | Argentina

    PRO party defines Low Chamber ticket

    City Governor Mauricio Macri confirmed the first 14 places of their candidates list for the upcoming elections in October.

  • 07/09/2013 | Argentina

    'Vulture Funds’: Government files appeal before US Court

    Just a few moments before deadline, the government filed two appeals before the United States Appeals Court over the dispute with the so called ‘Vulture Funds’.

  • 08/09/2013 | Argentina

    Cosentino dismisses chance of new embargos on Argentina

    The Finance Secretary has played down the possibility of Argentina being hit by economic sanctions, due to the ongoing lawsuits filed by 'Vulture Funds' looking to recover around 1.47bn dollars in unpaid debts.

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman: 'Two circles in Argentina'

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman today referred to the so called “red circle” controversy saying that there are “two circles” in Argentina, “the red one, and the blue and white circle.”

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends steady at 5.71 pesos

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández rejects lowering age of criminal responsibility

    Kirchnerite Senator Aníbal Fernández rejected the idea of lowering the age of criminal responsibility to 14 years old following Martín Insaurralde's proposal that stirred up debate.

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    Union leader Oscar Lescano dies

    Head of the power workers union Oscar Lescano died this morning at the age of 80, after fighting a disease.

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires shares hit record high

    Buenos Aires shares were higher today and hit a record high as the Merval benchmark index climbed 2.9 percent to 4,303.85 points.

  • 10/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.72 pesos

  • 10/09/2013 | Argentina

    Merval breaks new record

    Buenos Aires shares broke a new record today amid optimism among investors and positive data from China, Europe and the United States.

  • 11/09/2013 | Economy

    Debt swap set for Lower House approval

    The bill to reopen the debt swap for holdout creditors who have refused to settle with Argentina since the 2001 US$100 billion default is set to be passed as law today after it was cleared for debate in a Lower House committee hearing yesterday, at which the Kirchnerite administration’s economic team once again defended the initiative.

  • 11/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.73 pesos

  • 11/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with business, union leaders, announces changes for self-employed workers

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was holding a meeting today with businessmen and union leaders, as part of the so called "social dialogue" which was launched by the head of state after the government's electoral setback in August primaries.

  • 11/09/2013 | Argentina

    Lower House lawmakers discuss debt swap bill

    Lower House lawmakers today began to discuss the bill to reopen the debt swap for holdout creditors who have refused to settle with Argentina since the 2001 US$100 billion default.

  • 11/09/2013 | Argentina

    Recalde: ‘We have the most modern fleet in Latin America’

    The head of Aerolíneas Argentinas addressed Senate Joint committee members about the financial and business situation of the company.

  • 11/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Dialogue must be ‘sincere, open, fearless’

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led the ‘Industry Day’ celebrations at a dinner with industrial and political leaders in Tecnopolis exhibition center, in the Buenos Aires province. She repeated calls for an open exchange of ideas.

  • 12/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends lower at 5.725 pesos

  • 12/09/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires shares break new record before late fall

    Buenos Aires shares hit a new record high today when the Merval benchmark index gained 0.9 percent reaching 4,557.08 points, although the market eventually dropped off at the end of the day.

  • 12/09/2013 | Argentina

    Congress gives go-ahead to open-ended debt swap

    The Congress approved late last night a debt swap offering an unlimited time window for the remaining 7 percent of investors to restructure bonds left over from the country's 2002 default.

  • 12/09/2013 | Argentina

    Gov’t announces compensation for Cordoba’s fire victims

    The Government announced a number of measures designed to relieve Cordoba’s fire victims, including credits and a rise in the family’s assignations and pensions for a three month period, during a press conference in Buenos Aires.

  • 13/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps to 5.735 pesos

    US dollar that is traded at banks and exchange offices climbed one cent to 5.735 pesos today. "Cave" greenbacks remain at 9.25 pesos. Buenos Aires stocks edged up 2.27 percent hitting a new historic maximum peak.

  • 13/09/2013 | Argentina

    Inflation reaches 0.8% in August, Indec says

    Argentina's Consumer Price Index (IPC) was of 0.8 percent in August, the INDEC statistics bureau reported, adding the index totalled 6.6 percent this year.

  • 15/09/2013 | Argentina

    Coupmongering in Argentine politics

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    Historically, certain Argentine political games have proved lethal for democracy. For example, the coupmongering mania of some civilians, whose patient work has led more than once to the general unhappiness of the population, at least in the last 80 years of national life.

  • 16/09/2013 | Argentina

    Massa says 'gov't's budget bill denies inflation'

    Congressional candidate and Tigre Mayor Sergio Massa criticized the 2014 Budget draft bill submitted to Congress by the government which is expected to be cleared for debate in the Lower house this week.

  • 16/09/2013 | Argentina

    'Stepping on Malvinas’ soil'

    By Constanza Heller from Río Grande
    Tierra del Fuego governor Fabiana Ríos attended Sunday´s marathon in the city of Río Grande. “Are you going to run?” the Herald.com asked her. “I am going to walk with the people”, she clarified.

  • 17/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.75 pesos

    The US dollar today rose one cent to 5.75 pesos for buyers, continuing with the upward tendency of the last business days.

  • 17/09/2013 | Argentina

    Government prepares for budget vote

    The ruling Victory Front has obtained the Budget Committee's approval for their proposed 2014 spending plans and the extension of emergency economic laws, which will be voted on in the Lower House in one week.

  • 18/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.755 pesos

    The US dollar today rose half a cent to 5.755 pesos for buyers, continuing with the upward tendency of the last business days.

  • 19/09/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't takes control of three more railway lines

    In another step towards the state control of the railway system, the government announced the nationalization of three other lines which connect BA City to the provinces of Tucumán and Córdoba, passing through Santa Fe and Santiago del Estero provinces.

  • 19/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.765 pesos

    The US dollar today rose half a cent to 5.765 pesos for buyers, continuing its upward tendency of the last business days and after rising one cent yesterday.

  • 19/09/2013 | Argentina

    Moreno appeals indictment

    Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno appealed the indictment ordered by Judge Claudio Bonadío as he considered the ruling “arbitrary” and requested the federal court to dismiss it.

  • 19/09/2013 | World

    Pope says Church needs to be more open, welcoming, less inclined to condemn

    Francis said the Catholic Church should not allow its bans on gay marriage, abortion and contraception to dominate its teachings, but must be a more welcoming Church where priests are understanding pastors and not cold, dogmatic bureaucrats.

  • 19/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK visits fire affected areas in Córdoba

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today overflew the areas affected by the wild fires registered in the province of Córdoba which last week prompted hundreds of evacuations, injured five people and caused several damages.

  • 20/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar half cent higher at 5.77 pesos

    The US dollar today rose half a cent to 5.77 pesos for buyers, continuing its upward tendency of the last business days.

  • 20/09/2013 | Argentina

    Two Argentine Greenpeace activists arrested by Russian authorities

    Two Greenpeace activists from Argentina have been put into custody by the Russian coast guard as they were protesting against oil drilling in the Arctic. The organization said theyface “terrorism and illegal scientific investigations” charges.

  • 22/09/2013 | Argentina

    Vote again and again

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Is it time to feel a little queasy about what lies ahead for Argentina politically? Between now and 2015 there’ll be little time to breathe easy.

  • 23/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.78 pesos; BA shares gain

    After rising three cents and a half last week, the US dollar today sticked to its upward trend as it rose one cent to 5.78 pesos for buyers.

  • 24/09/2013 | Argentina

    Greenpeace activists could face piracy charges

    Russia has charged with piracy Greenpeace activists who were arrested for trying to board an oil rig last week in protest of hydrocarbon exploration activities in the Arctic. Argentineans Camila Speziale and Hernán Pérez Orsi are among the 30 members of the environmental group facing now a legal dispute and jail more than 13,000 km away from home.

  • 24/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends steady at 5.78 pesos

    The US dollar today ended at 5.78 pesos for buyers, unchanged from its last close and after rising one cent yesterday and three and a half cents last week.

  • 24/09/2013 | Argentina

    Massa: ‘There is a way of doing politics that is coming to an end’

    Renewal Front Candidate Sergio Massa, assured that “there a way of doing politics that is coming to an end”, during a campaign visit in the town of Coronel Suarez, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 24/09/2013 | Argentina

    Fears of monopoly grow as Telefónica increases stake in Telecom Italy

    By Pablo Jimenez
    Ambito.com
    Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica has confirmed the purchase of a further stake in Telco, the biggest shareholder of Telecom Italy. The company, which operates heavily in South American markets such as Argentina and Brazil, now holds two-thirds of the Italian enterprise.

  • 25/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.78 pesos

    The US dollar closed at 5.78 pesos for buyers, unchanged from its last close but after climbing three cents and a half last week.

  • 25/09/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA and DAIA confirm rejection of Iran agreement

    The AMIA and DAIA Jewish community institutions have reaffirmed their objections to the memorandum of understanding and cooperation with Iran, approved in Congress nine months ago.

  • 25/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK announces extension of Procrear credit plans

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has announced the extension of the Procrear housing credit scheme, during a rally at the Bicentenary Museum in the City of Buenos Aires.

  • 26/09/2013 | World

    Russian courts order activists held over Arctic oil protest

    A Russian court ordered seven Greenpeace activists and a photographer held in custody for two months pending further investigation over a protest against offshore Arctic oil drilling. Argentina's Camila Speziale and Hernán Pérez Orsi are among the 30 protesters facing piracy charges.

  • 26/09/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina, Spain join up to pressure Britain on Malvinas, Gibraltar

    Argentina and Spain agreed today to join forces in order to pressure Britain to discuss their separate claims on British territories: the Malvinas Islands and Gibraltar near the southern tip of Spain.

  • 26/09/2013 | World

    Timerman to meet with Iran government over AMIA case

    Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman has confirmed that he will meet Iranian counterpart Javadi Zarif, in a talk designed to throw light on the current status of the AMIA agreement.

  • 26/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Nation's resources belong to the people

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced new energy works during a rally led in the capital of Posadas, Misiones, using the speech to criticise politicians who opposed the 2014 budgets.

  • 27/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.795 pesos

    The US dollar today ended half a cent higher at 5.795 pesos for buyers, continuing its upward trend of the last weeks.

  • 27/09/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina, Ghana deal ends Frigate ARA Libertad dispute

    Argentina and Ghana have signed a deal putting an end to the Frigate ARA Libertad dispute with Ghana, which had seized the Argentine warship.

  • 27/09/2013 | Argentina

    'PJ candidate for 2015 will come out from primaries,' Gioja

    Ahead of the October legislative elections, San Juan Governor José Luis Gioja today came on stage to assure that a PJ presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections “will come out from the primaries.”

  • 28/09/2013 | Argentina

    July’s fiscal deficit: $2.725,1 million

    The fiscal deficit in July pointed $2.725,1 million, an improvement of 5,52% comparing last year’s record of 2.884,3 million.

  • 30/09/2013 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court analyses whether to take 'vulture fund' case

    The US Supreme Court  analysed the list of cases that could be discussed from the start of the new session beginning October 7, among which is a high-profile appeal by Argentina over its battle with hedge funds that refused to take part in two debt restructurings that sprang from the country's 2002 default.

  • 30/09/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.80 pesos

    The US currency today rose half a cent to 5.80 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange offices, after opening unchanged from Friday's close.

  • 30/09/2013 | Argentina

    Ex Central Bank chief says gov't 'lied' about whitewash plan

    Former Central Bank chief Aldo Pignanelli today assured the whitewash plan launched by the government two months ago “will have a bad ending” as the government “lied and drove mistrust” among people regarding that new mechanism.

  • 01/10/2013 | World

    US Supreme Court takes no action on Argentina bonds case

    The US Supreme Court today took no action on whether it should hear an appeal filed by Argentina over its battle with hedge funds that refused to take part in two debt restructurings that sprang from the country's 2002 default.

  • 01/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.805 pesos

    The official dollar closed half a cent higher at 5.805 for buyers, compared to yesterday's close and continuing its upward mood.

  • 01/10/2013 | Argentina

    September tax income jumps 25%

    Argentina's tax revenue jumped to 71.805 billion pesos in September, up 25.2 percent from the same month a year ago ($12.4 billion), the government said today.

  • 01/10/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina formalises AMIA request in Iran - United States dialogue

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has instructed Cecilia Nahón, US ambassador for Argentina, to formally ask the White House and the State Department to include the AMIA case in their meeting agenda with Iran.

  • 01/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK backs Obama: ‘Public health is the state's responsibility’

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has commented on the US government shutdown and Barack Obama's attempts to reform medical care, stating that public health was a key obligation for any governing party.

  • 02/10/2013 | World

    Greenpeace activists charged with piracy

    Russian authorities charged Greenpeace activists from several nations with piracy over a protest against Arctic oil drilling at a platform owned by the state-controlled energy company Gazprom , the environmental group said.

  • 02/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.81 pesos

    The official dollar closed half a cent higher at 5.81 pesos for buyers. The parallel dollar price registered a slight raise and was traded at 9.57 pesos.

  • 02/10/2013 | Argentina

    Kicillof praises whitewash programme

    Speaking to lawmakers in the Senate, Economy Deputy Minister Axel Kicillof revealed he and the Central Bank chief Mercedes Marcó del Pont, convinced President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to extend the tax amnesty deadline, which was finally prolonged for three more months.

  • 02/10/2013 | Argentina

    Uruguay authorizes increased production at ex-Botnia plant

    The President of Uruguay José Mujica has authorised the UPM paper plant to increase its production despite the objections of the Argentine Government, after his visit to Buenos Aires.

  • 02/10/2013 | Argentina

    Senate comission approves 2014 Budget

    The government obtained the endorsement needed to approve the budget bill expected to be voted on in a Senate session scheduled for October 9.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    Mujica 'cornered' by Argentina's Hague move

    Amid soaring tensions between Montevideo and Buenos Aires over the Botnia case, Uruguayan President José Mujica said he has been “politically cornered” by Argentina’s decision to take the environmental complaint to The Hague.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.82 pesos

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    UPM wants Argentina-Uruguay to 'break off relations,' Urribarri

    Best case scenario for the UPM pulp mill company if Argentina and Uruguay to break off relations, governor of the Entre Ríos province Sergio Urribarri said as he fiercely questioned Montevideo’s recent decision to authorize the Finnish firm to increase its production.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    Lorenzino sharpens strategy against vulture funds in New York

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino met in New York with Inter American Development Bank authorities, and will visit the Cleary, Gottlib, Steen and Hamilton law firm, which represents Argentina in its billonaire dispute against the so called “vulture funds.”

  • 03/10/2013 | World

    Russia charges 30 with piracy over Greenpeace Arctic protest

    Russia has pressed piracy charges against all 30 people arrested after the environmental group Greenpeace staged a protest at an offshore oil platform in the Arctic, investigators said today.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    Vanoli: 'We won't give in to pressures'

    During his exposition at the “Capital Markets” forum organized by Ámbito Summits, CNV securities regulator chief Alejandro Vanoli today assured ‘there is no turning back’ from the capital markets reform law, adding the government won’t give in to pressures.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: US courts 'want to lead us to default’

    President Cristina de Kirchner has accused part of the United States judiciary of wishing to take Argentina "to default", comparing the nation's situation with that which currently faces US counterpart Barack Obama.

  • 04/10/2013 | World

    Pope, in Assisi, calls on Church to shun vanity

    The Roman Catholic Church, from the lowliest priest to the pontiff himself, must strip itself of all "vanity, arrogance and pride" and humbly serve the poorest members of society, Pope Francis said today.

  • 04/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.82 pesos

  • 05/10/2013 | Argentina

    Thousands of devoted walkers join the 39th Luján pilgrimage

    The 39th annual youth pilgrimage to the city of Luján in Buenos Aires province could turn into more than one million Catholics walking 63 km to reach the historic Luján Basilica. This time, such massive act of prayer is being crossed by the designation of ex Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pontiff.

  • 05/10/2013 | World

    Russia dismisses Dutch legal action over Greenpeace activists

    Russia shrugged off Dutch legal action over its detention and prosecution of Greenpeace activists for piracy, saying the group's protest at an Arctic oil platform had been "pure provocation."

  • 05/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK steps down from campaign

    President Cristina Kirchner was expected to appear in numerous political rallies across the country, starting next Monday, as a part of the campaign for the upcoming legislative elections of October 27th.

  • 06/10/2013 | Argentina

    Ex-Botnia protesters denied entry to Uruguay

    Members of the Environmental Citizens' Assembly of Gualeguaychu today read out a speech on the eastern side of the General San Martin international bridge, where they once more voiced their condemnation of the UMP paper plant on the banks of the River Uruguay.

  • 08/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.83 pesos

    The official dollar closed at 5.83 pesos for buyers, after rising one cent yesterday. The US currency accumulates a 18.9 percent raise.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'CFK is taking a needed and deserved rest'

    Vice-President Boudou cancelled two trips and was scheduled to replace President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in several official activities today, after she was ordered to rest for a month.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    Top US court won't hear Argentina bond dispute appeal

    The US Supreme Court declined to hear a preliminary appeal filed by Argentina against hedge funds that refused to take part in two debt restructurings that sprang from the country's 2002 default.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou in charge of presidency

    After heading several scheduled official activities, Vice-President Amado Boudou took over the presidential duties.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK to undergo surgery

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was admitted to the Favaloro Foundation clinic, which specializes in cardiovascular diseases, where she was going through pre surgical exams before she undergoes surgery due to a subdural hematoma.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'We are more united and committed'

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli today referred to the health situation President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was going through and affirmed “this team is more united and committed.”

  • 08/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou to inaugurate bridge in Córdoba

    On his second day in charge of the Executive and while President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is recovering from a brain surgery, Vice-President Amado Boudou is scheduled to fly this afternoon to the province of Córdoba to inaugurate a bridge which connects the cities of Villa María and Villa Nueva.

  • 08/10/2013 | Argentina

    Mujica sends best wishes to CFK after surgery

    Uruguay’s president José “Pepe” Mujica has wished a “rapid recovery” to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who today underwent surgery on a subdural haematoma.

  • 08/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou pays tribute to CFK as he assumes presidential duties

    Vice President Amado Boudou transmitted a message of solidarity for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as he led a rally in Cordoba, where he inaugurated a new bridge in the city of Villa Maria.

  • 09/10/2013 | World

    Greenpeace boss urges meeting with Putin, Moscow reveals 'narcotics' accusations

    Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin offering himself as "guarantor" of the activists that remain arrested in Murmansk since September.

  • 09/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.83 pesos, parallel higher

    The official dollar rate remained at 5.83 pesos for buyers today, unchanged from yesterday's close while the so called "blue dollar" climbed eight cents to 9.70 pesos for buyers. 

  • 09/10/2013 | Argentina

    Central Bank appeals Judge Griesa decision to freeze reserves

    The Central Bank has appealed Judge Thomas Griesa ruling on the Vulture funds case where he established an order to freeze its assets, after considering the entity an ‘Alter Ego’ of the Argentine state.

  • 09/10/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman asks Uruguay's Mujica to 'retract' UPM decision, admits issue could go to Hague

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman today formally asked the government of José Mujica to desist in their plans to allow increased production at the UPM paper plant, revealing that Argentina hoped to reach an agreement with their Uruguayan counterparts before returning to The Hague.

  • 10/10/2013 | Argentina

    Senate passes 2014 Budget, Kirchnerism secures political victory

    With a majority of 40 senators in favor and 27 against, the Upper House passed the 2014 budget and the extension of the emergency laws as well.

  • 10/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.835 pesos

    The official dollar rate closed at 5.835 pesos for buyers today, half a cent higher from yesterday's close. The US currency has accumulated a 18.9 percent raise since the beginning of the year.

  • 10/10/2013 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández blasts Carrió, rejects criticism of Vice-President Boudou

    Victory Front’s Senator Aníbal Fernández today rejected lawmaker Elisa Carrió’s accusations against him after she said he was the “leader of narco-trafficking” in Argentina and denied differences inside the government regarding Amado Boudou.

  • 10/10/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't to pay 500 M to end ICSID disputes

    The government will offer to pay about 500 million dollars to five companies in compensation to resolve disputes filed at the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

  • 11/10/2013 | World

    New judicial setback for Greenpeace activists, Russia refuses bail to Britons

    Two Britons held in Russia for a Greenpeace protest were ordered to remain in pre-trial detention, a defeat for the first of the many foreigners among the 30 detainees to seek bail. Argentineans Camila Speziale and Hernán Pérez Orsi might face a similar judicial setback.

  • 11/10/2013 | Argentina

    Alfonso Prat Gay: 'Gov't seeks to get fresh dollars'

    Opposition MP Alfonso Prat Gay today questioned the government’s decision to offer to pay corporations to end disputes at the World Bank’s ICSID.

  • 11/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.84 pesos

    The official exchange rate today rose another half a cent to reach 5.84 pesos for buyers after climbing two cents this week while the so called "blue dollar" was five cents lower.

  • 13/10/2013 | Argentina

    Chile's Piñera sends best wishes to Gioja

    Chile president Sebastián Piñera has affirmed that he is paying close attention to the health of San Juan governor José Gioja, and sent his best wishes to the injured politician who survived a helicopter crash last Friday.

  • 14/10/2013 | World

    Russia denies bail for Greenpeace US captain, Argentine activist

    Russia denied bail to Greenpeace Captain Peter Willcox and Argentine activist Camila Speziale who are among 30 environmentalists arrested on charges of piracy over a protest at an Arctic drilling platform.

  • 15/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.845 pesos; 'blue' lower

    The official exchange rate today rose half a cent higher to 5.845 pesos for buyers. Last week it closed two cents higher.

  • 15/10/2013 | Argentina

    Inflation reaches 0.8% in September, Indec says

    Argentina's Consumer Price Index (IPC) was of 0.8% in September, the INDEC statistics bureau reported, adding that inflation totalled 7.4% this year.

  • 15/10/2013 | Argentina

    Judge to decide validity of AMIA agreement

    The Supreme Court confirmed that Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral will define the legality of the agreement between Argentina and Iran pledging cooperation on investigating the AMIA bombing, signed last January and approved in Congress a month later.

  • 15/10/2013 | Argentina

    Vera: 'If we don’t fight mafia culture there is no chance to beat crime'

    By Damian Pachter

    Gustavo Vera is the head of “La Alameda” foundation, a non-governmental Organization focused on the battle against slave work, corruption and prostitution ‘mafias’. He’s also the UNEN party’s first candidate for the BA City Legislature in the October 27 elections.

  • 16/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.85 pesos

    The official rate rose to 5.85 pesos for buyers, half a cent higher than yesterday's closing price.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    Netanyahu, Lapid will meet to pick new Bank of Israel governor

    Israel's prime minister and finance minister will meet today to choose a new governor of the Bank of Israel, government officials said.

  • 17/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.86 pesos

  • 17/10/2013 | Argentina

    Malvinas trade mission arrives in Uruguay to fuel oil business

    Amid tightening tensions between Buenos Aires and London over Argentina’s demands for negotiations over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands, a British government trade mission landed in Uruguay to promote hydrocarbon activities.

  • 17/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: ‘The people are loyal to the President’

    Acting president Amado Boudou asserted that the Argentine public was still firmly behind Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, as he celebrated the Peronist 'Day of Loyalty' in the centre of Buenos Aires.

  • 18/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.86 pesos

    The US currency closed steady at 5.86 pesos for buyers today. Greenbacks in the informal market reached 9.86 pesos. Meanwhile, Buenos Aires stocks edged up 1.5 percent to 5,465.85 points setting a new historic peak.

  • 18/10/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't makes ICSID deal official, disputes settled

    Argentina’s payment to five companies following ICSID disputes has become official. The 677 million-dollar agreement involving a 25-percent debt acquittance will be paid with the 2017 Bonar and the 2015 Boden bonds. The firms will be subscribing to Argentina’s BAADE energy bond for 68 million dollars.

  • 18/10/2013 | Argentina

    Economy grows 4% in August

    Economic activity grew 4% percent in August compared to the same period in 2012, totaling a 5,5% annual growth, according to the Indec report released.

  • 21/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps to 5.87 pesos after steady open

    The US dollar jumped to 5.82 (buying price) and 5.87 (selling price) at Buenos Aires city banks and exchange offices. Informal market greenbacks trade at 9.90 pesos. Local stocks closed up 3.59 percent.

  • 22/10/2013 | Argentina

    EU states back biodiesel duties on Argentina, Indonesia

    European Union member states agreed to impose punitive duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, which are accused of selling it into the bloc at unfairly low prices, according to diplomats.

  • 22/10/2013 | Argentina

    Vanoli: 'Revealing illegal dollar rates is like publishing cocaine prices'

    The CNV securities regulator chief Alejandro Vanoli, today tried to bring calm regarding the exchange market as the so called “blue” dollar was touching record highs stating there is a “positive financial environment”, although “some media show a virtual country to cause instability.”

  • 22/10/2013 | Argentina

    ANSES chief Bossio calls on banks to provide affordable mortgages

    ANSES executive director Diego Bossio has called on private banks to start providing easy access to housing credit, while asserting that the sector was making "extraordinary profits".

  • 22/10/2013 | Argentina

    Once victims' families : ‘The rail infrastructure is collapsed’

    After 20 months from “Once Tragedy” which left 51 deaths, the victim’s relatives warned that the rail infrastructure “is collapsed”.

  • 22/10/2013 | Argentina

    Monsanto calls glyphosate 'safe' after AP report

    Monsanto is calling for more controls on agrochemicals in response to an Associated Press report about concerns that illegal pesticide applications are harming human health in Argentina.

  • 24/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.825 pesos

    The US dollar closed half cent higher at 5.825 (buying price) and 5.875 (selling price) at Buenos Aires city banks and exchange offices. Greenbacks accumulate a 18.9 percent hike so far the year.

  • 23/10/2013 | Argentina

    Obama sends letter to CFK, wishes her a swift recovery

    The president of the United States Barack Obama sent a letter to Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner which was unveiled today by the Public Communications Secretariat.

  • 23/10/2013 | World

    Russia drops piracy charges against Greenpeace activists

    Russia has dropped piracy charges against 30 people involved in a Greenpeace protest over Arctic oil drilling, replacing them with lesser charges, the Itar-Tass news agency reported citing federal investigators.

  • 23/10/2013 | Argentina

    Randazzo announces nationalisation of Sarmiento railway

    Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo declared today that the Sarmiento line would now be operated by state authorities, and also announced new security measures including breathalyser and psychophysical exams implemented by the National Air Force.

  • 24/10/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't to deploy more than 90,000 officers on Sunday's vote

    With legislative elections just around the corner, the Defence Minister has announced that more than 90,000 security officers will be deployed across the country to watch over Sunday’s polling day.

  • 24/10/2013 | Argentina

    Without recovering CFK, Victory Front closes Buenos Aires campaign

    By Damian Pachter

  • 25/10/2013 | Argentina

    Sarmiento nationalization made official

    The government today published the nationalization of the Sarmiento train line after the Saturday 19 tragedy that left dozens injured at the Once station.

  • 25/10/2013 | Argentina

    Midterm elections: first official results to be unveiled at 9 pm

    Alejandro Tullio, the Electoral National Director, informed a provisional vote recount will be available “by midnight” next Sunday, when Argentines go to the polls in the legislative elections.

  • 25/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.89 pesos while black market paralized

    As Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno ordered a second day of raids yesterday on exchange bureaus in the City, eyes were put mainly on the official dollar rate today as the so called "blue" dollar operations were nearly paralized.

  • 25/10/2013 | Argentina

    Tension at public university student protest

    Leftist university student groups were gathering in the City outside the dean’s office of the Buenos Aires University (UBA) to halt the election to renew university authorities. Incidents began when hooded demonstrators clashed with police officers.

  • 26/10/2013 | Argentina

    Pope Francis confirms visit to Argentina 'not before 2016'

    Ever since ex Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was appointed to head the Roman Catholic Church, versions have alleged to a papal visit to Argentina in the near future. However, Pope Francis himself said he is not planning such a trip, at least, not before 2016.

  • 26/10/2013 | Argentina

    Ballot boxes distributed, Argentines ready for parliamentary vote

    Only a day is left for Argentines to choose their congressional representatives. Ballot boxes are being delivered across the country. 7,300 boxes have been allocated only for the city of Buenos Aires.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Insaurralde hits back at Massa after 'dirty' campaign jibe

    Victory Front first candidate for Buenos Aires province, Martín Insaurralde refuted the statements made by his opponent from the Renewal Front Sergio Massa, who said earlier that the campaign for the legislative elections was “dirty.”

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Máximo Kirchner says CFK 'is doing very well'

    Son of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Máximo Kirchner, told reporters when he showed up at a Santa Cruz province school to cast his vote, that his mother “is doing very well” after a brain surgery she underwent to remove a subdural hematoma.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Michetti leads Buenos Aires City Senate election; Solanas wins second place

    PRO candidate for Senate Gabriela Michetti won the first place in the legislative election for the city of Buenos Aires. With 98.92 percent of the polling stations counted, the party of Mayor Mauricio Macri got two of the three senate seats in the nation's capital.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Cobos' UCR wins in Mendoza

    The president of the Mendoza province Radical Party (UCR) secured a wide margin of victory in  Sunday's elections, gaining 20 points more than their nearest challengers in taking three Lower House seats.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Córdoba: Government-sponsored list secures three Lower House seats

    Out of nine Lower House seats being fought over in Córdoba province, seven are already taken, according to preliminary figures provided by the provincial government and opposition leaders.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Macri vows to be 'change' president in 2015

    Buenos Aires mayor and PRO leader Mauricio Macri used today's legislative elections as a platform to announce his intention to run for president in 2015, and promised change as his party celebrated strong results in the City.

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    ‘Massa’s victory goes beyond the province,’ De Mendiguren

    After winning a Lower House seat for the Renewal Front in Sunday’s midterm elections, the former chief of the Argentine Industrial Union, José de Mendiguren, came on stage to stress Sergio Massa’s victory “goes beyond the BA province.”

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    Informal dollar hits 30-cent drop after midterms

    The informal dollar dropped 30 cents to 9.75 for sellers, after yesterday’s midterm elections, while the official greenback rose one cent today to 5.90 pesos. BA stocks edge down 0.7 percent.

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    Gioja celebrates election result in San Juan

    San Juan governor Juan José Luis Gioja, who is still hospitalized following a helicopter crash, celebrated yesterday’s election result in his home province after a positive result for Victory Front candidates.

  • 29/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steadies at 5.90 pesos, informal rebounds

    The US dollar opened steady today at 5.90 pesos (selling price) after rising one cent yesterday, a day after the key midterm elections held on Sunday. Meanwhile, the informal US dollar today rebounded to 9.73 pesos after dropping three cents in early trade.

  • 29/10/2013 | Argentina

    Clarín stocks plunge 21% in London, 5.8% in BA, trading halted

    Following the ruling, Clarin's shares fell 5.76 percent before trade was suspended. The bourse said the shares would be suspended until it had more information about the ruling.

  • 29/10/2013 | Argentina

    Driver in Once crash to be charged with negligence

    Julio Benitez, the driver of the train which crashed into Once station two weeks ago and left 99 injured will face trial under the charge of “derailing due to negligence”.

  • 30/10/2013 | Argentina

    Official and informal dollar rates higher

    The US dollar rose one cent and a half today to 5.910 pesos (selling price) after jumping three cents last week. It has accumulated more than 19 percent rise so far this year.

  • 31/10/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5,92 pesos, 'blue' lower

    The US dollar today rose one cent to 5.92 pesos (selling price) continuing its upward mood and after jumping three cents last week. It has accumulated more than 19 percent rise so far this year.

  • 31/10/2013 | Argentina

    Zaffaroni hits back at opposition leaders, defends SC ruling

    "One day you are good, the next day you are bad, one day you are a hero, the next day you are a traitor,” Supreme Court justice Raúl Zaffaroni today hit back at opposition leaders and defended the ruling which declared the Broadcast Media Law constitutional.

  • 31/10/2013 | Argentina

    Elliot Management hope for 'consensual resolution' with Argentina

    In a letter to investors dated October 28, Elliott Management said it remained hopeful that a "consensual resolution" can be achieved with Argentina regarding the hedge funds dispute.

  • 31/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou slams those who 'Put own names ahead of national projects’

    Vice-president Amado Boudou had assured that Argentina has “a government with a presidential leadership that characterises the times” and criticized those “who put their own names ahead of national projects”, during a rally in the Buenos Aires town of Ezeiza.

  • 31/10/2013 | Argentina

    Government confirms price freezes will continue until 2014

    Trade Deputy Secretary María Lucila “Pimpi” Colombo confirmed government initiatives to control prices, which includes the freezing of over 500 basic products, will continue until the end of the year after reaching an accord with major suppliers and supermarkets.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    Storm alert ceases, heavy rain expected to continue

    After yesterday’s storm alert issued by the National Weather Service, Argentineans are still coping with heavy rains affecting Buenos Aires and the country’s central and Northern areas.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.94 pesos

    The US dollar today was one cent and a half higher at 5.935 pesos (selling price) after jumping three cents this week. It has accumulated more than 19 percent rise so far this year.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    Bondholders lose bid to lift stay in Argentina litigation

    A US appeals court today said it would leave a freeze in place on an order requiring Argentina to pay $1.33 billion in favor of bondholders suing for repayment in the wake of the country's 2002 default.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK's new medical report to be released this afternoon

    According to a local news agency citing government sources, a new medical report regarding the health situation of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be released this afternoon.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    Tax revenue grows 23.5% in October

    Tax revenue improved 23.5 percent in October compared to the same month of 2012. Tax collection totaled 74,292.1 million pesos, the AFIP tax agency informed this afternoon.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK is recovering favorably

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s recovery from surgery is "satisfactory", presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro confirmed and added the President will undergo further tests on November 8.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    Justice cancels injuction, subway prices to increse

    An administrative court judge of Buenos Aires City, Pablo Mántaras, lifted the injunction that had frozen the increase to $3.50 pesos of the subway fare as ordered by the municipal government of Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 04/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.95 pesos

    The US dollar today rose to 5.95 pesos (selling price), one cent higher than its Friday close. It has accumulated more than 19 percent rise so far this year.

  • 05/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher; 'blue' drops

    The US currency ended one cent higher today at 5.96 pesos for buyers. Last week, greenbacks traded five cents higher reaching a 20-percent rise so far this year. Meanwhile, BA stocks were edging up 3.6%.

  • 05/11/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: ‘Nothing will change this project”

    Vice president Amado Boudou stated that “nobody or nothing” will change the Government’s “economic project" and highlighted the work of the "Presidential team”, during an inauguration rally in the Buenos Aires province locality of General Rodríguez.

  • 07/11/2013 | Argentina

    Repsol says 'no progress' in YPF compensation deal

    Negotiations between Spanish oil company Repsol and Argentina’s government have reached no progress in settling a compensation agreement over the expropriation of the YPF energy giant last year, Repsol’s financial manager Miguel Martínez said today.

  • 07/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar drops one cent after gov't pressure on grain companies

    The government has asked grain companies to sell their dollars from export profits in the domestic market to push the exchange rate down. Today, the official dollar rate was trading at 5.95 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange officies in the City, marking the largest drop in two years.

  • 07/11/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina statistics case addressed to IMF board on November 13

    The Economy Ministry has been working on the creation of a new price index following claims and a censorship move by the International Monetary Fund over Argentina’s inflation statistics. The IMF will be addressing next Wednesday progress made on such a sensitive matter by the South American country, which was summoned to adjust both its price and GDP data to “international standards.”

  • 07/11/2013 | Argentina

    Telecom Italy sells Fintech its shares in Telecom Argentina

    The board of directors of Telecom Italy has decided on selling all of its Argentine holdings to Fintech, according to its CEO Marco Patuano.

  • 08/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.97 pesos

    The US dollar rose two cents and closed at 5.97 pesos as the Central Bank imposed a limit on the amount grain export companies could borrow from Argentine banks, forcing them to seek credits abroad.

  • 09/11/2013 | Argentina

    San Juan governor Gioja undergoes surgery

    San Juan Governor José Luis Gioja underwent surgery today after suffering an infection in the abdominal area.

  • 10/11/2013 | Argentina

    Marking time in the centre ground

    By James Neilson
    Ever since Tigre’s mayor Sergio Massa took an early lead in the presidential race, people have been asking themselves what exactly does he stand for. Many find his lack of clear-cut ideas disturbing. But Massa is not the only ambitious politician who hopes to succeed Cristina in the Pink House whose thinking is assumed to be excessively fuzzy.

  • 11/11/2013 | Argentina

    IMF's Lagarde: Argentina has made 'positive progress' on data reform

    Argentina has made "positive progress" in reforming the quality of its economic data, the International Monetary Fund head said, adding that the IMF's board is set to review the country's moves in a few days.

  • 12/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.98 pesos

    The US dollar rate was steady at 5.93 pesos (buying price) and 5.98 pesos (selling price) after dropping one cent last Thursday for the first time in two years.

  • 11/11/2013 | Argentina

    'Argentina presents incredible long-term growth opportunities,' Fintech chief tells WSJ

    In an interview to the US financial newspaper, the head of Fintech Advisory, David Martinez, stressed "Argentina presents incredible long-term growth opportunities, in my view the highest in Latin America."

  • 12/11/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'These years were not defined by sectarian politics'

    While President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is preparing her political comeback for next week, her deputy Amado Boudou inaugurated new infrastructure works at the University of Quilmes, and stated that the government has no interest in getting involved with internal party conflicts.

  • 13/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.98 pesos; 'blue' rises

    The US currency remained steady today at 5.93 pesos (buying price) and 5.98 (selling price) hitting a 21-percent hike this year. The Central Bank continues to watch over closely the trading of greenbacks. Informal market dollar jumped two cents reaching 9.77 pesos for buyers and 9.82 for sellers.

  • 13/11/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou criticises politicians who ‘make one proposal per day’

    Vice president Amadou Boudou remarked that “ public works policies create thousands of jobs nationwide”, during an inauguration of a sport center in Gualeguay, province of Entre Ríos.

  • 13/11/2013 | Argentina

    IMF set date for analysis of Argentine price index

    Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will analyse a new national price index sent by the Argentine government on December 9, with the results set to be released at the start of 2014.

  • 14/11/2013 | Argentina

    Telecom Italia to sell Telecom Argentina stake for $960 mln

    Telecom Italia said today it had agreed to sell its entire stake in Telecom Argentina to Fintech Group for $960 million. The Italian telecoms group was in talks with the investment fund to sell its 22.7 stake in Telecom Argentina, as part of a new strategy aimed at raising 4 billion euros ($5.4 billion) to avoid a credit downgrade and revive its business.

  • 14/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar jumps to 5.995 pesos

    The US currency today jumped one cent and a half to 5.995 pesos hitting a 21 percent hike this year with the Central Bank controlling exchange operations. In the informal market, the "blue" dollar was also rising to 9.98 pesos, eight cents higher than its last close, when it jumped 10 cents.

  • 14/11/2013 | World

    McCartney asks Putin to help free Greenpeace activists

    Former Beatle Paul McCartney said he had written to President Vladimir Putin to enlist his help in securing the release of a group of Greenpeace activists detained in Russia. Among the arrested are Argentineans Camila Speziale and Hernán Pérez Orsi.

  • 14/11/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't criticises Spain for ending biodiesel exports

    The government of Argentina has filed a formal complaint against Spain over its decision to close the market for the nation's biodiesel, while defining the measure as “discriminatory” and arguing “an illegitimate and protectionist policy”.

  • 15/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar hits 6 pesos

    The US currency today was half a cent higher today hitting 6 pesos. It has jumped 21 percent this year although the Central Bank keeps controlling foreign exchange operations.

  • 15/11/2013 | Argentina

    Economy grows 4,7% in September

    Economic activity grew 4,7% percent in September compared to the same period in 2012, totaling a 5,4% annual growth, according to the Indec report released.

  • 15/11/2013 | Argentina

    INDEC: inflation up 0.9% in October

    Inflation rose 0.9 percent in October, the INDEC statistics bureau reported. Annualized inflation equals 10.5 percent so far this year, less than half of the index registered by private companies, who estimate a total of 25,86%.

  • 15/11/2013 | Argentina

    Griesa throws out ‘vulture fund’ request

    United States Judge Thomas Griesa rejected two new requests filed by the hedge fund NML who asked to have access to information and said Argentina was breaking Griesa’s order not to change the payment mechanisms of debt bonds, Télam state news agency reported yesterday.

  • 16/11/2013 | Argentina

    'There is no need to go after financial dollars', Marcó del Pont

    Central Bank president Mercedes Marcó del Pont said that “there is no need to go after financial dollars but the long term ones”, during the Monetary and Banking Day 2013 celebrated in the city of Buenos Aires.

  • 16/11/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina, without Messi, held 0-0 by Ecuador

    An experimental Argentina, playing without injured captain Lionel Messi, drew 0-0 with fellow World Cup finalists Ecuador in a friendly at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Friday.

  • 17/11/2013 | Argentina

    Political parties return?

    By Martín Gambarotta
    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who underwent head surgery on October 8 to drain a clot, could have been expected to be back at the office by now. Doctors had initially ordered the president to rest “strictly” for 30 days. Those 30 days are over. Fernández de Kirchner was subjected to a battery of head and heart tests a week ago at the Fundación Favaloro hospital.

  • 17/11/2013 | Argentina

    Not exactly what the doctors ordered

    By James Neilson
    So on Monday it’s back to work for Cristina. Though the president has been told that from now on she will have to take it easy, avoid stressful situations that could upset her and, above all, do her best to remain calm, circumstances being what they are she could soon feel that the universe is conspiring to drive her round the bend.

  • 18/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK returns to work, meets with gov't officials

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has resumed official duties after more than a month away from the executive, and today will meet with colleagues in the presidential residence located in Olivos.

  • 18/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 6.005 pesos

    The US currency today was half a cent higher and hit 6.005 pesos for buyers. It has jumped 21 percent this year although the Central Bank keeps controlling foreign exchange operations.

  • 18/11/2013 | Argentina

    Government rejects austerity measures in G20 meeting

    The Argentine government today roundly rejected the notion that austerity measures are an effective way to exit a crisis, and stated in a meeting with representatives of the G20 that the group's biggest powers were mistaken in rescuing financial systems ahead of their economies.

  • 19/11/2013 | Argentina

    Official, informal US dollar soar following redesign of CFK's ministerial team

    Following yesterday’s news about the cabinet shake-up, the US dollar jumped 4 cents to 6 pesos for buyers and 6.045 for sellers. Similar trends in the informal market show the foreign currency already hitting 9.95 pesos (selling price).

  • 19/11/2013 | Argentina

    After helicopter crash, San Juan governor Gioja continues to improve

    Doctors treating San Juan Governor José Luis Gioja revealed today that the politician is recovering gradually from the multiple injuries he suffered on October 11, following an helicopter crash in the town of Valle Fértil.

  • 19/11/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition figures react to Moreno's resignation

    The resignation of Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno caused strong reactions within the opposition, who were largely pleased with the politician's decision to step down. However, several figures recalled that he was “following orders” and during his administration “he broke the people’s confidence in the government”.

  • 20/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 6.06 pesos; 'blue' drops

    The US currency today rose one cent to 6.06 pesos for buyers after a cabinet shuffle and amid versions of a possible implementation of multiple exchange rates.

  • 20/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK calls for opposition co-operation: 'We are ready to hear ideas'

    After swearing in members of her new cabinet, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called on followers to 'continue spreading this project', while recognising that initiatives from the opposition would be given a fair hearing.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich offers to hold daily talks with journalists

    In a clear shift in the Kirchnerite administration’s mode towards the press, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich announced he is willing to hold daily talks with the media, “early” at the Government House.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich denies 'personal or political aspirations' for 2015

    Asked about his personal and political aspirations for 2015, newly appointed Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitanich, assured he will work “without personal or political aspirations,” adding his mission is to “meet the goals” set by the government for the next two years.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 6.065 pesos, Merval up 0.6%

    The US currency today rose one cent and a half compared to its last close to 6.065 pesos for buyers. The foreign exchange rate was being affected by political news and versions of a possible implementation of multiple exchange rates.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    Kunkel: Election inspired recent cabinet changes

    Victory Front lawmaker Carlos Kunkel assured that his party has carried out an “attentive” overview of the election defeat, and explained the current cabinet changes as a consequence of the October result.

  • 22/11/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't to send bill to Congress to raise taxes on luxury goods

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today announced the government will send today a bill to Congress to raise taxes on luxury goods. “Those who want to buy luxury goods will have to pay more,” he warned.

  • 22/11/2013 | Argentina

    New economic team assembled by Kicillof unveiled

    The government published the appointments of Augusto Costa as the new Domestic Trade Secretary, Emmanuel Álvarez Agis as Secretary of Economic Policy and Pablo López as Finance Secretary, the latter to replace Adrián Cosentino.

  • 22/11/2013 | Argentina

    'Value chain distortion' tops Gov't agenda, Capitanich

    Two days after being officially sworn-in as Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitanich was holding today a series of meetings with union and private-sector leaders joined by Axel Kicillof, the newly appointed Minister of Economy. The government is putting the focus on the “distortion” of the value chain, Capitanich said while briefly addressing reporters at the government house.

  • 22/11/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 6.09 pesos, informal market greenback down to 9.92

    The US currency today rose two cents and a half compared to its last close and was trading at 6.09 pesos for buyers. The foreign exchange rate was being affected by political news and versions of a possible implementation of multiple exchange rates.

  • 22/11/2013 | Argentina

    Industrial activity drops 1.1% in October - Indec

    The industrial activity dropped 1.1 percent in October compared with the same month in 2012 but grew 1.4 percent compared to last month, the INDEC national statistics bureau informed today.

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    Repsol's Brufau threatens to take legal actions against Argentina

    Head of Repsol Antonio Brufau threatened to take legal actions against Argentina’s allegations accusing him of “irregular payments” during the Spanish administration of YPF.

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar lower at 8.80 pesos; official rate steady

    The black market dollar or so called "blue" dollar was seven cents lower today 8.80 pesos amid a government strategy to lower its price.

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    Mar del Plata judge freezes Magistrates Council members election

    Responding to a request made by the College of Lawyers of Mar del Plata Buenos Aires beach city, federal Judge Alfredo López today decreed a precautionary measure against the government-fueled and recently passed reform of the Magistrates Council.

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    Price freeze: Gov't's 500-product list available

    The government has made the list of the 500 products hit by Guillermo Moreno’s price freeze available. Consumers can already check the information online at the website of the state news agency Télam. Coto, Carrefeur, Disco, Jumbo, Vea, Chango más and Wal-Mart are the first supermarkets to publish the so called “frozen prices.”

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    Prosecutor requests 8-years prison sentence for Menem

    Prosecutor Marcelo Agüero Vera today requested an eight-year prison sentence for senator and former president Carlos Menem, accused of illegally selling arms to Croatia and Ecuador during his administration in the 90s.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.295 pesos; "blue" 20 cents lower

    The US dollar ended half a cent higher today at exchange offices in the City at a selling price of 5.295 pesos. The parallel or so called "blue" dollar ended 20 cents lower at 8.60 pesos after ending at 8.80 last Friday amid a government strategy to lower its price through the bond market.

  • 03/06/2013 | World

    Puricelli praises Berni, hopes for a good relationship with him

    Arturo Puricelli, the newly appointed Security Minister who will be sworn in this afternoon, today insisted he hopes for a good relationship with Security Secretary Sergio Berni, and said the appointment took him by surprise.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    Judge rejects suspension of Magistrates Council election

    Dolores district Federal Judge Alejo Ramos Padilla today rejected a request made last week by the College of Lawyers of that city to suspend the Magistrates Council elections, called last week by a presidential decree.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close slightly down

    Buenos Aires shares were down today amid thin trading volume as investors were more interested in the blue dollar price.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    Iran plays down Nisman allegations, calls him “Zionist”

    Iranian Foreign Ministry today accused Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman of “Zionist” rejecting recent allegations that Tehran has infiltrated South American countries to commit terrorist attacks.

  • 04/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes steady at AR$ 5,295; 'blue' lower

    The US dollar ended steady today at 5,240 pesos for its selling price at exchange offices and banks while the black market dollar ended 10 cents lower at 8.45 pesos.

  • 04/06/2013 | Argentina

    Neuquén lifts Copahue red alert

    Crisis Committee working at the volcano-threatened province of Neuquén decided to lift the read alert issued in recent days facing the eruption of the Copahue Volcano. Evacuated residents should be returning back home tomorrow.

  • 05/06/2013 | Argentina

    Black market dollar closes at AR$ 8,55, official rate at AR$ 5,30

    The so called “blue” dollar closed today at AR$ 8,50 (buying price) and AR$8,55 (selling price). Official rate of the US currency closed at AR$ 5,30.

  • 06/06/2013 | Argentina

    Black market dollar closes at 8.57 pesos; official rate closes 1 cent up

    The black market dollar was 5 cents higher today at a selling rate of 8.69 pesos while the official dollar rate closed one cent higher at exchange offices and banks in Buenos Aires City at 5.31 pesos.

  • 07/06/2013 | Argentina

    Fears of gov't control paralyze dollar informal market

    The dollar informal market was paralyzed today with no transactions registered amid fears of controls from the government. Meanwhile, the US dollar remained unchanged today at exchange offices at a selling price of 5.31 pesos after rising two cents this week.

  • 07/06/2013 | World

    Pope Francis says he didn't want to be pope

    Pope Francis said today he had not wanted to become pontiff and that he had decided against moving into the luxurious papal apartments in order to preserve his mental health.

  • 07/06/2013 | Argentina

    UN backs media law, questions gov't's advertising distribution

    UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Frank La Rue praised Argentina’s anti-monopoly media legislation but questioned the government’s distribution of media advertising.

  • 09/06/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina ratifies its 'inalienable rights' over Malvinas Islands

    The National Government once again recalled Argentina’s “inalienable right” over the Malvinas Islands, and its “strong will to promptly restart negotiations with the United Kingdom” over the what it considers to be an “unacceptable and anachronic colonial situation.”

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    Electoral director says primaries will be held as planned

    The national electoral director, Alejandro Tullio, today confirmed open primaries will be held on August 11th as scheduled, rejecting versions elections could be jeopardized by the wave of injunctions filed in the last weeks, which sought to cancel the Magistrates Council members vote set for the same day.

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    Fariña, Elaskar testify in money-laundering probe

    Businessmen Leonardo Fariña and Federico Elaskar testified before federal judge Sebastián Casanello in the case investigating alleged money laundering which also involves Kirchnerite tycoon Lázaro Baez.

  • 11/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.32; black market paralyzed

    While the US dollar rate at exchange offices closed at a selling price of 5.32 pesos today. All eyes were on transactions in the informal market which have been virtually paralyzed since yesterday on fears of government controls after Guillermo Moreno's threats.

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    Seven deaths from influenza A virus reported in BA province

    Buenos Aires province health authorities have confirmed today seven people have died in the last month from the influenza A virus and 40 people have been reported infected by the H1N1 strain.

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Canicoba Corral in charge of ruling on Iran deal validity

    Federal Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral will be in charge of ruling on the validity of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Argentina and Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires which left 85 people killed.

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    CFK says she'll do anything to 'democratize' the three branches of government

    During a rally she headed today in Rio Gallegos, the capital city of Santa Cruz province, president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner one more time defended a controversial judicial reform, recently passed in the Congress and signed into law.

  • 11/06/2013 | World

    Argentines, South Koreans most satisfied with healthcare, poll finds

    Healthcare has improved in many countries in the last five years, but patients in South Korea, Argentina and Japan are the most satisfied with their medical care, according to an Ipsos poll released this week.

  • 11/06/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA Prosecutor warns Iranian terrorist attack in Uruguay 'likely'

    Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who is in charge of investigating the 1994 terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, today warned that an Iranian terrorist cell could perpetrate a similar attack in neighboring Uruguay.

  • 11/06/2013 | Argentina

    UCR lawmakers file impeachment request against Prosecutor-General Gils Carbó

    Radical party senators José Cano, Ernesto Sanz and Gerardo Morales filed an impeachment request to Congress president Julian Dominguez, accusing Prosecutor-General Alejandra Gils Carbó of "compromising the independence of the organization she presides."

  • 11/06/2013 | Argentina

    Judge Servini de Cubría rules against Council of Magistrates reform

    Federal Judge María Servini de Cubría ruled that the Council of Magistrates reform law recently passed by Congress is unconstitutional. Her decision comes hours away from the deadline to apply for electoral alliances ahead of October's legislative elections.

  • 12/06/2013 | Argentina

    Government to file 'per saltum' plea after Servini de Cubría’s ruling

    Immediately after Judge María Servini de Cubría declared the Magistrates Council reform unconstitutional, the national government confirmed it would file a "per saltum" plea to be received and analyzed by the Supreme Court.

  • 12/06/2013 | Argentina

    Informal market dollar trading resumes gradually

    Although gradually, the informal market dollar began to be traded again after being virtually paralyzed for the last three business days, on fears of government controls.  

  • 12/06/2013 | Argentina

    Central Bank publishes regulations on CEDIN bonds

    The Central Bank regulated the CEDIN, a trade bond that allows its holder to purchase property and use it as an alternative method to paying with US dollars in order to acquire real estate assets or any other transaction as long as both parts involved in the transaction agree.

  • 13/06/2013 | Argentina

    Informal exchange rate virtually paralyzed, implied from the blue-chip swap market

    The US dollar closed higher at exchange offices at a selling price of 5.35 while the infomal market continued virtually paralyzed today with few transactions made based on the blue-chip swap rate.

  • 13/06/2013 | Argentina

    Carlos Menem sentenced to 7 years in prison for arms trafficking

    Senator and former president Carlos Menem was sentenced today to seven years in prison for smuggling weapons to Croatia and Ecuador.

  • 13/06/2013 | Argentina

    Supreme Court accepts Government's Per Saltum request on Council of Magistrates reform

    The Supreme Court of Justice accepted a Per Saltum request filed by the National Government regarding the Council of Magistrates and the popular election of magistrates reform. Justices are going urgently consider the case in order to reach a resolution on the matter soon.

  • 14/06/2013 | World

    Rohani tops early Iran election results

    Preliminary results in Iran's presidential elections showed moderate cleric Hassan Rohani in the lead, Iran's interior minister said on state television on Saturday morning.

     

  • 14/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at AR$5.34; few informal transactions registered

    The US dollar closed at a selling price of 5.34 pesos at exchange offices, continuing its upward tendency of the last business days.

  • 14/06/2013 | Argentina

    Inflation reaches 0.7% in May, INDEC says

    Argentina's Consumer Price Index was of 0.7 percent in May, the INDEC statistics bureau reported today, adding the index totaled 3.8 percent this year.

  • 14/06/2013 | Argentina

    Media Law reaches Supreme Court

    Another chapter in the conflict between Fernández de Kirchner administration and the Clarín Group was reopened today when the Federal Civil and Commercial Court announced the admission of the extraordinary file request, presented by the National Government and the AFSCA institution.

  • 15/06/2013 | Argentina

    Black market dollar drop 'reasonable,' Central Bank

    Drop in black market dollar rates is “reasonable,” Central Bank vice president Miguel Pesce considered as he explained the US greenback has showed “irrational” trends due to “speculative maneuvers.”

  • 17/06/2013 | Argentina

    Official dollar rises to 5.345 pesos; BA stocks edge down

    The US dollar rose half a cent higher today compared to the last closing price at a selling rate of 5.345 pesos. The Merval stock index closed lower at 3.1 percent to 3,100.35 points.

  • 17/06/2013 | Argentina

    'Ángeles had a punch in her face with traces of blood'

    Gabino Pistoia is the union representative of the workers of Ceamse trash dump, where Angeles Rawson was found murdered last week. He came on stage today to assure "her body was considerably harmed, but because of the process of the garbage-pressing machine.”

  • 18/06/2013 | Argentina

    Dollar closes at 5.35 pesos; BA stocks fall

    The official dollar rate rose half a cent to AR$ 5,295 (buying prince) and AR$ 5,35 (selling price) at exchange offices and banks.

  • 18/06/2013 | Argentina

    Abal Medina says ruling 'is an offense to the Argentine people'

    "The Supreme Court ruling about the popular election of magistrates is an offense to the Argentine people”, Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina in reaction to the Supreme Court ruling against the Council of Magistrates reform.

  • 19/06/2013 | Argentina

    Freezing Argentina: Temperatures below zero as polar wave continues

    Today’s has been so far the coldest day of 2013. A polar wave hitting Argentina’s central and south areas for three days has dropped temperatures to below 0 zero in several areas of the provinces of Buenos Aires and La Pampa as well as in the Southern Patagonia region.

  • 19/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.355 pesos; BA stocks edge up

    The US dollar climbed a cent higher at exchange houses today at a selling price of 5.355 pesos. It has risen 1.1 percent so far the month and 8.6 percent so far the year. Buenos Aires shares edged higher today amid thin trade ahead of the long weekend.

  • 20/06/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina renews sovereignty claims over Malvinas Islands at UN

    Joined by ruling party and opposition MPs, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman arrived in New York to address the UN Special Committee on Decolonization and urge the UK to sit at the negotiating table.

  • 20/06/2013 | Argentina

    De la Sota: 'They are going after a constitutional reform'

    Cordoba Governor José Manuel de la Sota said in reaction to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's speech in his province's capital, and assured that the administration is seeking a constitutional reform “before 2015”.

  • 23/06/2013 | Argentina

    Candidates list confirmed nationwide

    Lomas de Zamora Mayor Martín Insaurralde, and Lower House Mayority leader, Juliana Di Tullio, are going to head the congressional ticket in August.

  • 24/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes higher after long weekend

    The US dollar closed higher today at a selling price of 5.7 pesos. The so called "blue" rate closed at 8.05 pesos as the informal market was gradually resuming operations.

  • 24/06/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'The most important list is the list of people’s problems'

    “The most important list is the list of people’s problems,” Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli made his political will clear, after the candidates’ lists for October midterm elections were revealed during the weekend.

  • 24/06/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine stocks close on a low, in line with global markets

    Buenos Aires closed 1.6 percent lower today in line with global markets amid concerns over China's banking system and the US Federal Reserve's policies.

  • 25/06/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina asks US Supreme Court to hear debt appeal

    Argentina has taken its legal battle with "holdout" creditors to the US Supreme Court, asking that body to overturn a lower court ruling in a case whose outcome could push the country into default.

  • 25/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.37 pesos

    The US dollar closed at exchange offices and banks at a selling price of 5.37 pesos. The so called "blue" dollar rate ended at 8 pesos, after the informal market resumed operations which had been virtually paralyzed since last June 6th on fears of government controls.

  • 25/06/2013 | Argentina

    'The case is not closed,' Mangeri's lawyer insists

    Despite new evidence incriminating Jorge Mangeri, the janitor of the building where slain Angeles Rawson lived with her family, and the only suspect in the investigation, his lawyer, Miguel Angel Pierri, came on stage today to insist the case is not closed and that Mangeri did not act alone.

  • 25/06/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli calls for end to midterm elections

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli said today there should be an electoral reform to end with midterm elections, as citizens are more concerned about the government's administration than about arguments between politicians.

  • 25/06/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'You have to manage the country every day of the year'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner criticized the opposition lists for the upcoming elections in August during a rally with Entre Ríos Governor Sergio Urribarri, in which they celebrated the 200 years of its capital city, Paraná.

  • 26/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.375 pesos; 'blue' rate steady

    The US dollar closed at selling price of 5.375 pesos at exchange offices while  the informal market rate or so called "blue" dollar was steady at 8 pesos.

  • 26/06/2013 | World

    Spain's Repsol rejects offer for YPF

    Spanish oil giant Repsol’s council of administration decided to unanimously reject Argentina’s compensating offer after last year's expropriation.

  • 26/06/2013 | Argentina

    CFK replaces joint chiefs of the Armed Forces

    In a surprise move, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner replaced the top heads of the armed forces and appointed Brigadier General Luis María Carena as the new head of the joint chiefs of staff.

  • 27/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.385 pesos

    The US dollar closed at a selling price of 5.385 at exchange offices continuing its upward tendency of the last business days.

  • 27/06/2013 | Argentina

    Supermarket sales grow 19% in May, Indec reports

    According to a monthly report released by Indec statistic bureau, supermarket sales grew 19 percent in May compared to the same period of last year, totaling 9,933.7 billion pesos, thus, advancing 2.6 percent against the previous month.

  • 28/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.39 pesos; BA shares higher

    The US dollar closed at exchange offices today, at a selling price of 5.39 pesos, advancing more than 9 percent so far this year.

  • 01/07/2013 | Argentina

    'Cedin bonds will activate consumption,' CNV head foresees

    The Security and Exchange Commission (CNV) Chairman Alejandro Vanoli came on stage today as the Cedin dollar-denominated bonds were officially launched, saying the bond “is not a foreign currency but a saving instrument.”

  • 01/07/2013 | Argentina

    Fashion firm to accept Cedin bonds as a payment instrument

    An Argentine fashion firm was the first one in its segment to announce it would accept  the Cedin dollar-denominated bonds, which came into effect today, as a payment instrument.

  • 01/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.40 pesos; 'blue' dollar closes at 7.98 after slow reactivation

    The US dollar rose one cent today at exchange offices reaching a selling price of 5.395 continuing its ascending tendency and totaling a 9.5 percent increase so far this year. Meanwhile, the informal market slowly reactivated, with the so-called "blue" dollar closing at a selling price of 7.98

  • 01/07/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close on a high pushed by energy firms

    Argentine shares were edging up today with the Merval benchmark stock index adding 1.3 percent to 3,019.82 points, pushed by energy firms.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.40 pesos; 'blue' lower

    The US dollar ended steady at exchange offices today at a selling price of 5.40 while the "blue" dollar rate closed at selling price of 7.93 pesos, five cents lower than its last close.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    Media Law: SC requests Attorney-General Gils Carbó to rule on constitutionality

    The Supreme Court today submitted the Media Law investigation files to Kirchnerite Attorney-General Alejandra Gils Carbó for her to give her judgment before the Court issues a final ruling.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine shares close on a low

    Buenos Aires shares fell 0.8 percent today pushed down by Petrobras Brazil and Telecom, with the Merval benchmark index at 2,994.08 points.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine debt at 44.9% of GDP, grew 10.3% in 2012

    Finance secretary Adrián Consentino has revealed that the Argentine national debt equals 44.9 per cent of the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and underlined "Argentina's commitment" to pay its creditors.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    Massa calls on young people to vote ahead of upcoming elections

    Sergio Massa, mayor of Tigre and leading candidate for deputy on the Progressive Front list in Buenos Aires, has called on young people to vote in the next legislative elections, at a meeting with students in the final years of high school.

  • 03/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Evo Morales’ situation ‘humiliating’

    In early comments on her Twitter account today, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner referred to Evo Morales' situation after his plane was diverted to Vienna on suspicions that US leaker Edward Snowden was on board.

  • 03/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.41 pesos; 'blue' higher

    US dollar reached 5.355 pesos (buying price) and 5.41 pesos (selling price) at exchange offices while the so called "blue" dollar rate closed at 7.95 pesos.

  • 04/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5,415 pesos; 'blue' at 7.98 pesos

    The US currency closed half a cent higher today at banks and exchange offices with a buying price of AR$5,36 and a selling price of AR$5,415.

  • 04/07/2013 | Argentina

    S&P analyse debt in City and four provinces

    Financial agency Standard & Poor's could could lower the rating of several subsovereign entities to "volatile" due to the continued restrictions on currency exchange.

  • 05/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5,415 pesos; 'blue' down to 7,97 pesos

    US dollar closed at AR$5,36 for buyers and AR$ 5,415 for sellers at banks and exchange offices. Meanwhile, the so called “blue dollar” operating in the black market dropped one cent with buying rates at AR$ 7,92 and selling rates at AR$ 7,97.

  • 05/07/2013 | Argentina

    Mangeri's defence doubts maid's statement

    Jorgé Mangeri’s attorney, Miguel Angel Pierri says he has "doubts" about the Rawson family's maid Dominga Torres, as there seem to be discrepancies with her recount of the events that took place on the day of the murder.

  • 07/07/2013 | Argentina

    Civilization versus barbarity in the upcoming midterm elections / By Mempo Giardinelli

    Corruption as the central issue of politics and the axis of pre-electoral debate.

  • 07/07/2013 | Argentina

    A new case of ‘Dirty War’ appropriation reaches court

    By Luciana Bertoia

    Herald staff

  • 07/07/2013 | Argentina

    The many uses of satellite photography

    By Andrew Hughes

    Herald staff

  • 08/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes steady at 5.415 pesos; BA shares edged up

    The US dollar closed steady today at exchange offices and banks at 5.355 pesos (buying price) and 5.415 pesos (selling price). The informal market rate rose one cent and closed at a selling price of 7.98 pesos.

  • 08/07/2013 | Argentina

    De Narvaez: Massa could ally with Kirchnerism

    Francisco de Narváez has suggested that Tigre mayor, Sergio Massa "could ally with Kirchnerism to vote through the constitutional reform that allows the re-reelection of President Cristina Fernández".

  • 08/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri 'addressing worries over crime and insecurity'

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri, has affirmed that his administration has tackled "the people's first demand, which is worries over insecurity" and confirmed "the commitment to keep working to let people live in peace".

  • 09/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK calls for support to 'preserve the Kirchnerite model,' blasts Judiciary

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today praised the recovery of the Argentine state during the 10 years of Kirchnerite ruling, as she headed the Independence Day main rally held this afternoon in Tucumán province.

  • 09/07/2013 | World

    Pope Francis, 'Man of the Year' according to Vanity Fair

    The Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine has chosen Pope Francis as "Man of the year" for his words and actions during his first 100 days as Pontiff.

  • 09/07/2013 | Argentina

    New York appeals court recognises 'Vulture Funds' entitled to payment

    The Appeals Court of New York's Second Circuit has released their opinion on Argentina's defaulted bonds. The latest order states that the court rejects appeals made against the judgement of October 26 2012 which had obliged Argentina to pay 100 percent of their debts to creditors.

  • 09/07/2013 | Argentina

    Court statement 'does not affect appeal,' Gov't says

    The order handed down by the Appeals Court of New York's Second Cirtcuit "does not affect the appeal" that the Argentine government is pursuing in the case against the vulture funds, according to the Economy Ministry.

  • 10/07/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar rate jumps to 8.09 pesos

    The US dollar traded half a cent higher today at exchange offices and banks at a selling price of 5.42 pesos while in the informal market the dollar rate jumped 11 cents to 8.09 pesos (selling price) compared to the last close.

  • 11/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK announces 24% raise in salary for Armed Forces

    During the traditional dinner with the officers and leaders of the Armed Forces, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced a 24% raise in salary for its personnel.

  • 11/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.425 pesos; 'blue' rate at 8.20 pesos

    US dollar was half a cent higher today at banks and main exchange offices in Buenos Aires City at a buying price of AR$5.365 and a selling price of AR$5.425. The informal market rate increased eleven cents to 8.20 pesos.

  • 11/07/2013 | Argentina

    German court rules in Argentina favour against 'Vulture Funds'

    German courts have rejected a petition from bondholders related to the Argentine debt 'default', using a similar interpretation based in the 'pari passu' clause that vulture funds pursued in New York which was accepted by Judge Thomas Grieta.

  • 12/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises ahead of winter holidays

    Both the official and the informal dollar rates increased today pushed by a higher demand of greenbacks ahead of the winter holidays in Buenos Aires province and City.

  • 13/07/2013 | Argentina

    US media says Obama 'considering siding with Argentina' in vulture funds dispute

    US Justice, Treasure and State Department officials met with lawyers both from Argentina and vulture funds that refused to accept the South American country's debt swap, The Washington Post reported.

  • 14/07/2013 | Argentina

    Weak peso lures Uruguayans

    By Fermin Koop
    The parallel dollar exchange rate known in local parlance as the “dólar blue” has transformed Argentina into a cheap destination for Uruguayans, who have flooded the streets of Buenos Aires and numerous major cities across the country over the last few weeks.

  • 15/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK's first grandchild is born

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner became a grandmother as Néstor Iván, the first child of her eldest son, Máximo, was born last night.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar opens steady at 5.445 pesos

    The US dollar opened steady today at banks and exchange offices at 5.385 pesos (buying price) and 5.445 (selling price).

  • 15/07/2013 | Argentina

    BA shares close with growth

    Buenos Aires shares rose today with the Merval benchmark stock index closing on 3,348.98 points, a growth of 3.79 percent, amid thin trade volume and boosted by oil shares.

  • 15/07/2013 | Argentina

    Government cuts restrictions to lure shale oil investment

    The government today announced it will allow oil companies to export tax free up to 20 percent of the crude and natural gas they produce in the country, in a bid to attract investment in Argentina's vast Vaca Muerta shale oil field.

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    Parallel dollar continues to climb

    The US dollar was steady today at banks and exchange offices at 5.38 pesos (buying price) and 5.44 pesos (selling price). In the informal market, the so called blue dollar rate closed selling 17 cents higher at 8.75 amid an increasing demand due to the beginning of the winter holidays.

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    YPF shares boost Buenos Aires' Merval

    Buenos Aires' Merval benchmark stock indez edged up 0.9 percent today to 3,378.31 points, boosted by YPF shares which climbed 2.8 percent after the government unveiled yesterday an oil incentive scheme.

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    Chevron & YPF sign $1.24 billion Vaca Muerta shale deal

    US oil company Chevron has signed an agreement with YPF to invest $1.24 billion in the vast Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas formation, thought to be one of the biggest reserves in the western hemisphere.

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri launches election campaign

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri presented his candidates for the upcoming elections in August and October, while speaking to a crowd in Ferro’s Micro stadium.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady at 5.445 pesos; shares jump

    The US dollar ended steady today at banks and exchange offices at 5.385 pesos (buying price) and 5.445 (selling price). Meanwhile, the Merval benchmark stock index jumped 2.6 percent pushed by oil shares.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    Reports say CFK may fly to Brazil to meet with Pope Francis

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner may fly to Río de Janeiro next week to meet with Pope Francis who is expected to arrive on Monday in the South American country to attend the 2013 World Youth Day.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    Government defends Chevron deal: We need funds for Vaca Muerta

    The Argentine government, represented by senator Aníbal Fernández, has defended its decision to sign a deal between Chevron and YPF, stating that it had a responsibility to "join with those who have the money" to exploit massive shale oil reserves in Vaca Muerta.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK on campaign in the province of Chaco

    While Augusts’ election campaign continues, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended a rally for the inauguration of a bicycle factory in Resistencia, Chaco.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    IMF to file brief with US Supreme Court in Argentina case

    In an unprecedented move, the International Monetary Fund plans to ask the US Supreme Court to review Argentina's case in a decade-old legal battle with holdout creditors, because of the implications it could have on sovereign debt restructurings.

  • 18/07/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA marked 19th anniversary of attack; ratified justice claims, anti-Iran stance

    The AMIA authorities and victims’ families marked this morning the 19th anniversary of a deep-rooted wound among all Argentineans: the bombing of the Jewish community center that claimed the lives of 85 people and left 300 seriously injured. President CFK, absent. Criticism to the MoU signed with Iran stirred up.

  • 18/07/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar drop to 8.57 pesos; shares drop 2.8 %

    The "blue" dollar rate which operates in the informal market remained virtually paralyzed on fears of government controls. The green currency dropped to 8.57 pesos for its selling price. Shares fell sharply with YPF leading the decline after a three-day positive earning of 7.7 percent.

  • 19/07/2013 | Economy

    Argentina bonds soar after IMF backing

    Argentina’s bond prices rose sharply yesterday as the International Monetary Fund surprised investors by supporting the country in its decade-long legal battle with holdout creditors.

  • 19/07/2013 | Argentina

    Jaime to remain a fugitive 'till he is summoned to court'

    Lawyer Andrés Marutian praised the court’s decision to lift the arrest warrant pending on his defendant and still fugitive Ricardo Jaime and warned he will request the impeachment of Judge Claudio Bonadío.

  • 19/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar traded steady at 5.7 pesos, 'blue' paralyzed at 8.52

    The US currency traded steady today at 5.41 pesos (buying price) and 5.47 (selling price). The "blue" dollar paralyzed at 8.52 pesos; local stocks edge up 1.2 percent.

  • 19/07/2013 | Argentina

    US will not file with Supreme Court in Argentina debt case

    The US will not file a brief asking the Supreme Court to review Argentina's case in a decades-old battle between the South American country and "holdout" creditors, a Justice Department spokesman said.

  • 19/07/2013 | Argentina

    Solanas confronts Filmus over Milani's accusations

    UNEN candidate Fernando “Pino” Solanas, questioned his political rival Daniel Filmus, after he requested a replacement for the upcoming Senate Agreement Commission, that will treat the approval of Army chief Cesar Milani.

  • 20/07/2013 | Argentina

    Ángeles Rawson‘s stepfather reappears in TV interview

    Ángeles Rawson’s stepfather Sergio Opatowsky reappeared on TV and said that “if Mangeri committed the crime he will have to pay for it”.

  • 21/07/2013 | Argentina

    Fracking controversy arrives in Argentina

    By Fermin Koop
    Argentina will try to reverse a long decline in natural gas and oil production with the deal YPF energy company signed on Tuesday with Chevron to invest US$1.24 billion in developing the country’s shale deposits.

  • 22/07/2013 | Argentina

    Senate committee's review of Milani's appointment deferred after CELS report

    The Senate’s appointment committee this morning began discussing General César Milani’s credentials for his appointment as head of the Army but will continue the debate tomorrow after CELS human rights group formally requested Milani's appointment to be denied.

  • 22/07/2013 | Argentina

    Stocks gain led by Tenaris

  • 22/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK accuses club leaders of 'protecting' hooligans

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today inaugurated a centre for female victims of domestic violence in Villa Fiorito district. During a speech, she referred to the violent incidents between Boca Juniors hooligans which yesterday left two dead.

  • 22/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri: Metrobus to open on Wednesday

    Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri has announced that the Metrobus line centred on the 9 de Julio avenue will be opened this Wednesday, and affirmed that the new transport service will mean "an enormous step forward to transform Buenos Aires into a green city."

  • 23/07/2013 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández defends suspension of Milani’s hearing

    Kirchnerite senator Aníbal Fernández today explained the government’s decision to defer the review of César Milani’s appointment as the new head of the Army was made to “end with this cheap overacting.”

  • 23/07/2013 | Argentina

    Estela de Carlotto after CELS report: 'We are cautious'

    After her immediate support to the designation of highly questioned César Milani as the new head of the Army, the president of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Estela de Carlotto today praised the report unveiled yesterday by CELS human rights organization but however, she asked for “caution.”

  • 23/07/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition members call for Gov't to drop Milani's bid

    Opposition members urged President Fernández de Kirchner to call for the resignation of Army Chief César Milani, who is suspected of being involved in human rights violations during the last dictatorship between 1976-1983.

  • 23/07/2013 | Argentina

    IMF will not support Argentina in Vulture Fund case

    The International Monetary Fund no longer plans to ask the US Supreme Court to review Argentina's case in its decade-old legal battle with holdout creditors due to a lack of support from the US government, the  financial institution has confirmed.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Government publishes Garré's OAS appointment

    The designation of former Defense Minister Nilda Garré as the new Argentine Ambassador to the American States Organization (OAS) came into effect today after the government published a decree on the official gazette.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    CTA to ask for a '25 or 26%' minimum wage hike

    Hugo Yasky, Secretary-General of the CTA, a pro-government labor union, today warned he will ask for a 25 or 26 percent minimum wage hike during negotiations to be held tomorrow afternoon at the Labor Ministry.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri inaugurates new Metrobus line

    "The Metrobus is and will be the transport system of the future," Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri said when he officially inaugurated the Metrobus line on 9 de Julio Avenue.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Rossi: ‘Milani never tendered his resignation’

    While attending a meeting in Tandil, Defence Minister Agustín Rossi denied that questioned Army Chief César Milani ever tendered his resignation. Milani is being questioned by the political opposition for his alleged ties to human rights violations.

  • 26/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher; 'blue' at 8.51 pesos

  • 25/07/2013 | Argentina

    IMF explains itself on Argentine debt case

    The International Monetary Fund today tried to justify why it reversed course on filing a brief at the US Supreme Court on the Argentine debt case, saying that the institution’s political neutrality was at stake.

  • 25/07/2013 | Argentina

    Minimum wage to rise 25.5% after agreement with Salary Council

    Members of the Minimum Salary Council were in unaminous agreement as a 25.5 percent rise was determined for those earning the lowest wage permitted by law, which is scheduled to come into force from August 1.

  • 26/07/2013 | Argentina

    Income tax refund to reach gross salaries of up to 25,000 pesos

    The exemption from the income tax deduction of July’s half-year bonus will reach ‘exclusively’ gross salaries of up to 25 thousand pesos, according to a decree published today on the official gazette.

  • 26/07/2013 | Argentina

    France backs Argentina in battle with holdout creditors

    According to reports revealed today by official news agency Télam, the French government will back Argentina in its decade-old legal battle with holdout creditors.

  • 26/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK urges Argentines to 'watch over this model of Nation'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led a rally at Deportivo Morón club today in Buenos Aires province to inaugurate a renewed stadium with capacity for more than 30,000 people.

  • 28/07/2013 | Argentina

    Taxes reach centre stage in the midterm election race

    Héctor Recalde, a lawmaker for the ruling Victory Front coalition, is working on a bill to extend the capital gains tax to financial transactions, while a number of parties presented their own bills and aim to raise the wage income tax floor.

  • 28/07/2013 | Argentina

    The elusive quest for originality

    Ruling parties showing off public works projects, important candidates making false steps and modest advertising hits by minor political forces — welcome to campaign 2013.

  • 29/07/2013 | World

    Pope Francis talks about Vatican bank, gays, in flight back to Italy

    Pope Francis said the troubled Vatican bank must become "honest and transparent" and that he will listen to the advice of a commission he has set up on whether it can be reformed or needs to be shut down altogether. He also referred to gay people saying they should not be judged or marginalized and should be integrated into society.

  • 29/07/2013 | Argentina

    Parallel dollar at 8.53 pesos; official rate higher

    Amid a virtually paralyzed parallel market the "blue" dollar was traded at 8.53 pesos in transactions restricted to regular customers.

  • 29/07/2013 | Argentina

    Minimum wage hike comes into effect

    The 25.2 percent minimum wage hike announced by the government came into effect today as it was published on the official gazette.

  • 29/07/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine stocks start week with falls

    The Argentine stock market began the new week with a fall in value, erasing some of the profits that had accumulated since the start of July.

  • 30/07/2013 | Argentina

    Cabandié: ‘Macri is not solving structural issues’

    The head of Victory Front’s caucus at the City Legislature and pre-candidate for a seat at the Lower House Juan Cabandié today criticized what he called “deficiencies in the administration of the City government” headed by political foe, Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 30/07/2013 | Argentina

    Di Tullio blasts Massa's anti-crime proposals

    After Tigre Mayor and Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa proposed to fight insecurity and introduced a package of anti-crime bills in Congress, pro-government lawmaker Juliana Di Tullio questioned the proposals calling them “a dead end street” and asked opposite leaders to plan an “alternative project.”

  • 30/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Unemployment rate falls to 7.2%

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the unemployment rate has fallen to 7.2, during a campaign rally with Victory Front candidates in Cañuelas, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 31/07/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.515 pesos

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina assumes rotating UN Security Council Presidency

    As for today, Argentina takes over the rotating Presidency of the United Nations Security Council. The South American country was elected as a non-permanent member of the multilateral body by the General Assembly for the 2013-2014 term.

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    Court throws out corruption case against the Schoklender brothers

    A Federal Court has ordered an end to investigations against brothers Sergio and Pablo Schoklender for alleged misuse of funds in the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo Foundation, and removed judge Norberto Oyarbide from the process.

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition files injunction against YPF-Chevron agreement

    UNEN party pre-candidates Fernando “Pino” Solanas and Fernanda Reyes filed an injunction against the agreement between YPF and US oil giant Chevron, at the Appeals Chamber of Buenos Aires.

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    IMF demands 'trustworthy economic figures' from Argentina

    Director General of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has once more requested that Argentina present economic figures based on "Trustworthy and credible numbers and statistics".

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    Ángeles Rawson case: Mangeri’s lawyer Pierri aims to leave

    Jorge Mangeri’s defense Miguel Ángel Pierri threatened to leave the case, after feeling “exhausted” with the investigation results that might send his client to life prison for the murder of Angeles Rawson.

  • 02/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.525 pesos

    The US dollar closed at 5.525 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange houses, half a cent higher than yesterday's close while parallel dollar transactions remained almost paralysed as they have been for two weeks amid alleged government controls on large exchange offices.

  • 02/08/2013 | World

    Argentine Leiderman withdraws candidacy to head Bank of Israel

    Argentine Leo Leiderman, chief economist at Bank Hapoalim, has withdrawn his candidacy to become the next governor of the Bank of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement today.

  • 02/08/2013 | Argentina

    Poll results allowed through social networks

    Alejandro Tullio, the National Electoral chairman confirmed that social networks like Twitter and Facebook are not included in the electoral ban.

  • 04/08/2013 | Argentina

    Recalde: Massa is 'pulling a Menem'

    Victory Front lawmaker and electoral candidate Héctor Recalde has criticised opponent Sergio Massa ahead of the upcoming midterms, accusing his rival of "pulling a [Carlos] Menem" due to his campaigning style.

  • 05/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady, 'blue' frozen

  • 06/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.535 pesos

    The US dollar traded higher today at banks and exchanges offices at 5.535 pesos for buyers. The greenback reaches a 12.4 percent climb during the year.

  • 06/08/2013 | Argentina

    'It was a gas leak, but we need to wait for the evaluations,' Mayor Fein

    Rosario Mayor Mónica Fein, assured that the tragic explosion in the city was the result of “a gas leak," during a press conference in the province of Santa Fe.

  • 08/08/2013 | Argentina

    Dollar higher at 5.545 pesos

  • 08/08/2013 | Argentina

    New judge in charge of the Schoklender brothers case

    Federal Judge, Marcelo Martínez de Giorgi has been designated to investigate the Schoklender brothers in a diversion of funds case, after Magistrate Norberto Oyarbide was forced to resign from the investigation by a Federal Chamber decision.

  • 08/08/2013 | Argentina

    Anti-government protest in downtown Buenos Aires and Olivos

    Protesters gathered around Buenos Aires obelisk to participate in a new protest against the administration of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 11/08/2013 | World

    Madrid may ask UN for support over Gibraltar

    Spain may take its row with Britain over the disputed territory of Gibraltar to the United Nations, stepping up its actions in the conflict, a diplomatic source said.

  • 11/08/2013 | Argentina

    In Pictures: Argentina's PASO elections

  • 11/08/2013 | Argentina

    Early results show FPV defeated in key districts Santa Fe, Córdoba and Mendoza

    Former Santa Fe Governor and Progressive Front candidate Hermes Binner had a lead in today's primary elections, while the FPV candidate in Mendoza acknowledged that former vice-president Julio Cobos had defeated him. The Kirchnerites were also defeated in Córdoba, where Schiaretti maintained a clear lead.

  • 11/08/2013 | Argentina

    Official reports say voter turnout reached 75.90%

    According to reports electoral courts have submitted to the National Electoral Chamber, 75.90% of the electorate has cast their ballot in today’s PASO primary elections.

  • 11/08/2013 | Argentina

    Provisional results by province

    In provinces such as Tucumán, Chaco and Formosa, the Victory Front maintained their place as the top political power and on a national level are projected to keep a favourable share of the vote, despite disappointing results in several key regions.

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    UNEN lead Buenos Aires city elections

    The UNEN list led by Fernando “Pino” Solanas and Elisa Carrio was the most voted force in Buenos Aires city primary elections, obtaining 32% for their Senate candidates and 35% in the Lower House.

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Massa: ‘We must start thinking about the future of Argentines’

    Speaking to reporters this morning after his solid victory in Buenos Aires province in yesterday’s PASO primary elections, the Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa stressed the need to “think more about the future generations rather than in the upcoming elections.”

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Insaurralde: 'We are also committed to those who didn't vote for us'

    Twelve hours after official results revealed he had lost in the Buenos Aires province to Renewal Front’s Sergio Massa, Lomas de Zamora Mayor Martín Insaurralde chose Twitter to thank “all Buenos Aires province residents who trusted the Victory Front.”

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes higher 5.57 pesos

    The US dollar rose one cent today and was traded at 5.57 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires.

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Death toll in Rosario explosion climbs to 21, search called off

    Another two bodies have been found under the rubble of the building that collapsed last week in downtown Rosario as result of a gas leak, elevating the death toll to 21. No more missing people registered.

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman slams 'anti-Argentine campaign' by vulture funds

    Argentina Foreigjn Minister Héctor Timerman has strongly criticised a supposed "anti-Argentina campaign" carried out by members of the vulture funds in the US Congress, as he met with legislators from the country in a summit.

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

    Buenos Aires stock market edged up today amid a sudden interest of investors for shares from service and finance companies, despite the weakness of global markets.

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with top cabinet officials in Olivos

    Amid rumors about a possible cabinet shake up, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today held meetings at Olivos presidential residence with top cabinet officials.

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    Peralta supports Massa: ‘We are going to join him nationwide’

    Santa Cruz Governor, Daniel Peralta assured that he will team up with Tigre Mayor Sergio Massa, after winning the Paso elections in the province of Buenos Aires last Sunday.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.58 pesos

    It seems as if the dollar has no roof as it has risen more than 13 percent so far 2013, and was traded at 5.58 pesos for buyers today at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires City, one cent higher than its last close.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA shares edge up

    Buenos Aires shares edged up today with the Merval index closing 3.15 percent up at 3,883.24 points boosted by financials.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    A defiant CFK calls for a 'one-on-one' discussion with CGT, bank, industry leaders

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today headed a rally at Tecnópolis science exhibition and delivered a heated speech as she is rushing to re launch the Victory Front’s race for October midterms.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    Lorenzino rejects calls for further austerity measures

    Economy minister Hernán Lorenzino has "strongly" rejected an expansion of austerity measures, while he defended the debt reduction policy and admitted the country “still suffers” from consequences of the international financial crisis.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    Metrobus South opens, 23km added to City bus network

    The Metrobus South, which links La Noria bridge and Constitución station with dedicated public transport routes, has been officially opened in Buenos Aires and according to the City government, will benefit 250,000 passengers a day.

  • 15/08/2013 | Argentina

    Inflation reaches 0.9% in July, Indec says

    Argentina's Consumer Price Index (IPC) was of 0.9 percent in July, the INDEC statistics bureau reported, adding the index totaled 5.7 percent this year.

  • 16/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.60 pesos

    The dollar has raised four and a half this week and more than 13.7 percent so far 2013, and today was traded at 5.60 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires City.

  • 16/08/2013 | Argentina

    Strike cripples banking activities

    Banking employees launched a strike to protest 30 dismissals in Tucumán province, which was affecting banking operations nationwide.

  • 16/08/2013 | Argentina

    Economy grows 6,4%

    The economy grew 6,4 percent in June compared to the same month in 2012, the national statistics bureau Indec reported.

     

  • 20/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.605 pesos

  • 20/08/2013 | Argentina

    Alicia Castro calls PM Cameron 'fool', praises 'Malvinas Pope'

    Alicia Castro, the Argentine ambassador to the United Kingdom, has launched a strong attack on prime minister David Cameron, calling the politician "a fool" and adding that he was "completely useless."

  • 21/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar rises to 5.61 pesos

  • 21/08/2013 | Argentina

    Britain asks Argentina to clarify comments about 'dumb' Cameron

    Britain asked Argentina's ambassador to clarify remarks about Prime Minister David Cameron today after she described his handling of a long-running dispute over the contested Falkland Islands as "foolish" and him as "dumb".

  • 21/08/2013 | Argentina

    Government sells $2.3 bln in treasury bills to central bank

    The government today said it issued a total of $2.6 billion in treasury bonds which it sold to state entities including the central bank, which bought $2.3 billion worth of 10-year paper offering interest of Libor minus 1 percentage point.

  • 21/08/2013 | Argentina

    Farmers and opposition unionists slam CFK ‘dialogue meeting’

    Farmers and unionists questioned President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's decision to exclude them from the meeting at the Patagonia Hotel in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz province.

  • 22/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar steady rises to 5.62 pesos

  • 22/08/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'We are willing to improve what needs to be improved'

    Speaking at the Council of the Americas held in Buenos Aires, the governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli said the government led by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “must end as better as possible.” He said it’s time to “improve what needs to be improved” but urged to “defend what’s been achieved.”

  • 22/08/2013 | Argentina

    'We asked for the hangar, but we never said they had to stop flying'

    LATAM Airlines Group, the biggest carrier in Latin America, is stirring popular sentiment against Argentina, the country's airport regulator said today.

  • 23/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends week higher

    The US dollar which is traded at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires today rose another cent to 5.62 pesos for buyers.

  • 23/08/2013 | Argentina

    Bondholder fight: Argentina loses US appeal; SC appeal resolution pending

    Argentina today lost its appeal of a US judge's order requiring that it pay $1.33 billion to bondholders that did not participate in two restructurings following the country's historic $100 billion default more than a decade ago. The 2nd Circuit said enforcement of the injunctions would be stayed, pending resolution of an appeal of an earlier decision last year to the US Supreme Court, and avoiding a technical default by Argentina.

  • 24/08/2013 | Argentina

    Hedge funds celebrate US Court ruling: ‘Argentina is not above the law’

    Hedge funds celebrated the decision by the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, denying the payment strategy presented by the national Government to cancel an unpaid debt from 2001.

  • 25/08/2013 | Argentina

    Lorenzino defiant over vulture funds: 'They will not take us back to 2001'

    Economy minister Hernán Lorenzino has spoken out about the New York court pro-vulture funds ruling stating that the decision by judge Thomas Griesa was an "attempt to take the country back to 2001".

  • 26/08/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar climbs one cent to 5.64 pesos

    The US dollar opened steady today at banks and exchange offices at 5.58 pesos (buying price) and 5.64 (selling price). Buenos Aires stocks edge up 0.5 %.

  • 26/08/2013 | Argentina

    Melconian: Vulture funds are 'goodwill people,' Argentina is 'untrustworthy'

    Economist Carlos Melconian made at least controversial statements that might upset some Kirchnerites as the government battles hard not to lose a 1.3 billion fight over Argentina’s defaulted bonds a decade ago. “Vulture funds are goodwill people”, he considered and questioned the country’s financial solidity to face debt commitments.

  • 27/08/2013 | Argentina

    Kirchnerite governors defend debt swap

    Debt swap announced by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has received strong support from provincial governors. First to ratify the official move was BA province head Daniel Scioli: “If the government does well, the country goes well.”

  • 27/08/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't rises income tax floor to 15,000 pesos

    Only employees earning more than 15,000 pesos in gross salary will have to pay income tax starting September 1, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced yesterday.

  • 28/08/2013 | Argentina

    'Debt swap is not a way to dodge justice' - Lorenzino

    The debt swap announced earlier this week landed in the Senate today with Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino and his second-in-command Axel Kicillof defending a move that seeks to win over a 1.3 billion dollar dispute against vulture funds.

  • 28/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up 2%, Moreno lowers 'blue' dollar

    Local stocks edge up 2 percent with the Merval benchmark stock index reached 3,925.31 points as the government announced stocks listed in the market will not be taxed in the new income tax scheme. Greenbacks in exchange “caves” closed at 9.40 pesos af