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.
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.
Madonna arrived in Buenos Aires under tight security to prepare for her River Plate shows on December 13, 15 and 22.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adrian Bono returns with a new episode of Trending Now, where he explores the most-talked about topics on Twitter in Argentina.
A group of Independiente fans crashed violently into the executive board meeting and attacked the President of the soccer club Javier Cantero.
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.
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.
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.
Five new releases hit Argentine cinema screens this week, including one documentary.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Israel's prime minister and finance minister will meet today to choose a new governor of the Bank of Israel, government officials said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barcelona forward, Argentine Lionel Messi, will be out for between six and eight weeks with a hamstring injury, the La Liga leaders said today.
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.
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.
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.
Lionel Messi has completed the first stage of his recovery from a thigh strain and arrived to Argentina today as planned to continue treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uruguay’s President José Mujica said today that the economic situation in Argentina could affect the neighbouring country.
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.
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.
A US Federal Appeals Court in New York rejected Argentina’s argument that its sovereign immunity was affected by a lower-court ruling compelling compliance with subpoenas sought by NML Capital Ltd. for collection of five money judgments.
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.”
The United States today defended its restrictions on imports of beef and lemons from Argentina after the South American country said it planned to challenge the measures at the World Trade Organization.
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.
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.
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.
Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford said he is engaged to marry his Argentine girlfriend, Maria Belen Chapur. "Yes, it's true and I stand by my statement," Sanford told reporters.
The European Union threatened today to impose tariffs on biodiesel imported from Argentina and also Indonesia. The announcement was made today on the bloc’s Official Gazette.
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Argentina has officially lodged a dispute against US restrictions on imports of Argentinean beef and other meat products, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said today.
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."
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.
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.
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.
World number seven Tomas Berdych will lead the Czech Davis Cup team in their semi-final clash against Argentina later this month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tomas Berdych defeated Carlos Berlocq in three sets to put the Czech Republic into the Davis Cup final against Spain.
The International Monetary Fund announced that it “regretted the lack of sufficient progress” with Argentina to address the quality of the official data reported by the country and urged it to come up with a response to the organization’s concerns by December 17th.
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.
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.
The IMF head warned Argentina that the international lender is willing to show the country a red card if didn't meet its promises of providing reliable inflation and GDP statistics by December.
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.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he hopes scheduled talks with Argentina will lead to better ties.
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.
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.
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.
Moody's Investors Service changed outlook to negative for most Argentine insurers and reciprocal guarantors, today. Thus, the decision affects more than twenty domestic companies and came after the recent drop of the country's rating over the reliability of official statistics.
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.
Economic growth in Latin America will be lower than previously estimated due to the continuing worldwide slowdown, the World Bank said in a report.
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.
IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said today the international lender “is willing to cooperate with Argentina”, in an attempt to sweeten up the relations after last week’s cross fire between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and IMF Director Christine Legarde over the dubious data provided by the INDEC statistics agency.
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.
Switzerland’s government rejected a law suit filed by US vulture funds asking to set an embargo on Argentina's assets deposited in the Bank for International Settlements as funds claim the payment of a US$1 billion debt.
The UN General Assembly elected Argentina, Rwanda and Australia to the 15-national Security Council for 2013 and 2014.
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).
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.
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.
Iran’s government rejected once more the involvement of any Iranian citizen in the 1994 AMIA Jewish Centre terrorist bombing, but indicated to be ready to help into identifying those who could have committed the attack.
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.
Argentine tennis players Juan Martín del Potro and Juan Mónaco were ousted almost simultaneously in the pre-quarter finals of the Paris Masters.
Paraguay will protest against a Customs' measure applied by Argentina that, according to local merchants, it endangers the exports, President Federico Franco reported.
A month after the Libertad frigate was impounded, South African Foreign Affairs Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane confirmed that the Navy's Espora corvette moored at Cape Town could be retained over a lawsuit filed by vulture fund.
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.
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.
Arsenal defeated Boca Juniors in a penalty definition and was crowned the first champion of the Supercopa Argentina Cup.
A group of Argentine expats have anticipated tonight’s march against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration and set a pot-bashing protest in front of the Argentine Consulate in Sydney, Australia.
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.
US Judge Thomas Griesa urged Argentina to comply with the recent ruling which orders to compensate the bondholders that did not participate in both debt restructuring of the country.
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.
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.
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.
The Foreign Ministry today informed the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea proposed November 29 and 30 as the days to hold the hearings between Argentina and Ghana over the seizure of the ARA Libertad Frigate at Ghana's Tema Port.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Argentina went to an appeals court in New York to challenge the ruling of US Judge Thomas Griesa, who last week issued a decision that raised the spectre of a technical default.
Investors holding US$1 billion worth of restructured Argentine debt appealed to US Distrct Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling that they fear would trigger another default and prevent them from being paid principal and interest due on their bonds next month.
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.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) certified that the Libertad Frigate is a military vessel, therefore, it can not be impounded, Argentina's ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro, reported.
A US appeals court yesterday granted an emergency stay order that gives Argentina more time to argue against making a $1.33 billion payment to investors who rejected two debt restructurings in the nation's 2002 sovereign debt default.
Elliot Associates LP, a so-called “vulture fund”, appealed the recent decision by a federal appeals court in New York to suspend Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling against Argentina.
Top-scorer Facundo Ferreyra struck twice to give Vélez Sársfield a 2-0 home win over Unión which clinched Argentina's "Inicial" championship.
Tigre drew without goals with Brazil's San Pablo during the first leg of the Sudamericana Cup, held in Boca Juniors' stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Economist has released today its 2013 where-to-be-born index, which measures which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead. Argentina appears as a 19 times worst place to be born than first index published in 1988.
UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague today announced a large tract of Antarctic Territory claimed by Argentina is to be named Queen Elizabeth Land.
The Malvinas Islands government announced today the appointment of Mr Colin Roberts CVO as the next Governor of the Malvinas Islands.
The World Bank's arbitration body started moving ahead this week on a complaint by Spanish oil major Repsol over Argentina's expropriation of its controlling stake in energy company YPF.
An unconventional shale exploration well was successfully completed by Canadian company Americas Petrogas in the Vaca Muerta oil field located in Neuquén province, it was reported in a press release.
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.
In her first political statements of the year, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner harshly criticized the judiciary, especially the Civil and Commercial Court, for accepting the Argentine Rural Society’s request to suspend an executive decree expropriating their fairgrounds in Palermo.
After Argentina urged the UK to abide by a UN resolution to "negotiate a solution" to the dispute over the Malvinas, South Georgia, and South Sandwich islands, British PM said he’s "absolutely clear" that Britain would defend the Islands in the face of mounting pressure from Argentina.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry communicated to be “surprised” by the deal signed between Argentina and Iran to establish an independent international “truth commission” in the investigation of the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.
The World Trade Organization decided to implement two dispute resolution panels, one to probe accusations of unfair trade practices against Argentina by the US, the EU and Japan and another regarding Argentina’s claim that US-sanctioned measures affect their meat exports.
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.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a "vote of no confidence" against Argentina after considering it "has not done enough" to improve its statistics' measurement as required by the organization.
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.
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.
The European Committee has set new limits in biodiesel imports coming from Argentina and Indonesia, and determined that this product must be registered at Customs office before entering the EU territory.
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.
Declassified UK diplomacy secret documents reveal the exchange of information between a Chilean diplomat and a British diplomat including a handwritten piece which suggests, two weeks before the beginning of the war, that the British were willing to negotiate a naval settlement for Argentina in Malvinas.
British tabloid The Sunday Times indicated today that the Iran-Argentina accord on the investigation of the AMIA bombing case also hides a joint missile development project that could threaten and put the Malvinas Islands within range.
US State Secretary John Kerry completed his first visit to the UK, where the official met his counterpart Foreign Secretary William Hague and told him that Washington will not recognize the result of next month's islanders referendum.
After reaching quorum yesterday and a day-long debate, the Victory Front (FpV) and its allied parties passed into law the bill to give treaty status to the accord signed with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.
Britain’s Governor in Malvinas Nigel Haywood accused Argentina of “making stuff up” in its relentless verbal assault on the UK and the Islands, in an interview with UK's media.
Opposition deputies sent a letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner requesting that she “postpone the ratification of the treaty (with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack) until after the public trial over the (domestic) cover-up of the attack.”
Residents of the Malvinas Islands voted in the first of a two-day sovereignty referendum that seeks to counter Argentina's increasingly assertive claim over the British-ruled territory.
British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that Britain “will protect” the people of the Malvinas Islands from the “intimidation and threats” of Argentina, which claims sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago.
Residents of the Malvinas Islands voted "yes" in the sovereignty referendum to remain UK overseas territory, by 98.8 percent in favour.
A video produced by US think tank "Heritage Foundation" addressed to US President Barack Obama intends to change the White House’s decision of not recognising the outcome of the Malvinas referendum.
Britain’s MP George Galloway stated his country should share the Malvinas Islands, and lamented London’s decision of putting forward the ongoing referendum.
UK Primer Minister David Cameron called on Argentina to respect the wishes of Malvinas Islanders, who have overwhelmingly voted to stay British.
Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argetnina, delivered his first blessing to a huge crowd in St Peter's Square on Wednesday night, asking for the prayers of "all men and women of good will" to help him lead the Catholic Church.
By Andrew Hughes. - The head of the Catholic Church in the Malvinas Islands, Monsignor Michael McMarcam, told the Herald that he was delighted by the news of Pope Francis’ election.
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.”
By Santiago del Carril - Argentines were in complete disbelief yesterday after the Vatican announced the election of the first ever Latin American pope, the Argentine Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Church bells immediately began to throng throughout the whole country.
"May God forgive you," Bergoglio said to the cardinals at a dinner, raising loud laughter, according to the Vatican’s Spoeksman, Federico Lombardi.
Catholics in Africa and Asia today greeted the election of Pope Francis from Argentina as a historic breakthrough that would pump the developing world's vital energy into a struggling Church and amplify the voice of the planet's poor.
The Vatican, an age-old institution used to having almost everything done by the book, is bracing for the unscripted papacy. In less than 24 hours after he became the first non-European pope in some 1,300 years, Francis seemed to break more rules than his predecessor did in eight years.
The European Commission issued a report questioning what the organization considered the increase of “protectionist measures” applied by Argentina and Brazil and affirmed such moves affect products’ entry to the region.
Pope Francis today urged leaders of the Roman Catholic Church never to give in to discouragement and bitterness but to keep their eyes on their true mission.
Pope Francis delivered his first homily last night in the Sistine Chapel, indicating the path he wanted the Catholic Church to take. Here is the Vatican's official translation of the homily, released today.
The Vatican today strongly denied accusations by some critics in Argentina that Pope Francis stayed silent during systematic human rights abuses by the former military dictatorship. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told reporters the accusations "must be clearly and firmly denied." He added, "They reveal anti-clerical left-wing elements that are used to attack the Church."
British Prime Minister David Cameron said today that Pope Francis had been wrong to say last year that Britain had "usurped" the Malvinas Islands from Argentina, saying he respectfully disagreed with the new Pontiff.
Moody's Investors Service has today lowered the rating of Argentina's foreign law bonds to Caa1. The downgrade reflects the increased default risk of these bonds deriving from ongoing legal proceedings in US courts, and differentiates this portion of Argentina's debt from the rest, according to a communiqué released today.
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.
The United Kingdom played down the request made by President Cristina Fernández to Pope Francis to intervene in the Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the latest organization to criticize Argentina over its controversial inflation figures, and said local restrictions to imports put the pressure on prices.
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.
Argentina's national footbal team wins Venezuela 2-0 in the eliminatory round for the 2014 World Cup.
As part of the worldwide campaign “Earth Hour”, Sydney was one of the first cities to join the move that aims at battling climate change. In Argentina, when the clock strikes 8.30 pm, public buildings and national monuments like the Obelisk will be left in darkness.
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.”
Beginning a busy programme of Easter events, Pope Francis urged Catholic priests to devote themselves to helping the poor and suffering instead of worrying about careers as Church "managers."
Two young women were among 12 people whose feet Pope Francis washed and kissed at a traditional ceremony in a Rome youth prison on Holy Thursday, the first time a pontiff has included females in the rite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Cristina Fernández was not invited to former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral next week though the ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro, will be asked to be one of the 2,300 people present in the cathedral.
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.”
The Argentine Congress should reject proposals by the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration to reform the justice system because they would undermine judicial independence, Human Rights Watch said today.
Queen Beatrix will pass the crown to her eldest son Willem-Alexander tomorrow, making him the first King of the Netherlands in over 120 years and the Dutch are getting ready for a party.
France's Sebastien Loeb won the Rally of Argentina for the eighth year in a row in a Citroen.
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.
A national appeals court yesterday threw out the fines that Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno had slapped on private firms that issued inflation estimates that were much higher than the government’s rate.
On the day the government-sponsored tax-free dollar whitewash bill was cleared by the Senate’s committees, BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, former Central Bank governor Javier González Fraga and Deputy Omar Plaini renewed criticism of the initiative.
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.
Argentines expect inflation to clock in at 34.9 percent over the next 12 months, a 0.7 percentage point increase from the previous monthly report issued by Torcuato Di Tella University.
Britain has said economic agreements in the South Atlantic could be relaunched on one condition: that Argentina drops its sovereignty claim over the resource-rich Malvinas Islands.
After the Copahue volcano on the Neuquén provincial Andean border with Chile began spewing smoke due to an increase in seismic activity, a red alert was issued by Chilean and provincial authorities ordering the full evacuation of an estimated 3,000 people.
Lawmakers were discussing the Government’s tax amnesty bill on the Lower House floor and the debate was expected to continue after midnight. The bill was cleared for debate yesterday by a Lower House joint congressional committee.
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.
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.
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.
The Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi has declared on his Facebook page that he is "surprised" by accusations of tax avoidance.
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.
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.
Spanish oil giant Repsol’s council of administration decided to unanimously reject Argentina’s compensating offer after last year's expropriation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
Pope Francis today briefly received young prisoners at the San Joaquin Episcopal palace and delivered the Angelus from the balcony.
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.
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.
Striker Sergio Aguero is missing from the squad named by coach Alejandro Sabella for Argentina's friendly against Italy in Rome next month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lionel Messi will not lead Argentina against Italy in tomorrow's friendly in Rome after pulling out with muscle fatigue, Argentine media reported.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Britain has protested to Argentina over its interception of UK-licensed fishing boats in disputed waters near the Malvinas Islands, over which the two countries went to war in 1982.
The United Kingdom has protested to Argentina over its interception of UK-licensed fishing boats in disputed waters near the Malvinas Islands, over which the two countries went to war in 1982.
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.
Britain expressed concern at a decision by the South American trading block Mercosur to ban boats flying a Malvinas Islands flag from docking at ports in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Britain said that Argentinian-led efforts to ban ships flying the Malvinas Islands flag from South American ports were "unjustified and counterproductive" and vowed to protect the territory's sovereignty.
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.
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.
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.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had been informed about the risks of reducing the Royal Army a year before the Argentine invasion of the Malvinas Islands in 1982, stated the secret files unveiled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The US Supreme Court asked Barack Obama's administration for its views of a ruling that unfroze US$105 million of Argentina's central bank deposits in a setback for two US investment funds that sought to seize the money to satisfy their claims from the country's debt default a decade ago.
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.
Argentina’s Ambassador in United States Jorge Argüello delivered his credential letters to President Barack Obama, who expressed his “joy” for the positive results of his counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s surgery.
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.
Dick Sawle, a member of the Malvinas Islands Legislative Assembly reconfirmed today on a TV interview to TN news channel the idea that Argentina is considered a "threat" because of its actions against the population of the Islands.
Amidst the escalated diplomatic tension between Argentina and the United Kingdom, today’s edition of British sensationalist newspaper The Sun assures that US energy giant Anadarko made an offer to develop oil rush in the Malvinas Islands.
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.
The UK decided to resume a US$400 million airport project on St. Helena Island, the last exile home of defeated French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The go-ahead was greeted in the Malvinas Islands as a much-needed lifeline after the latest diplomatic tensions between the UK and Argentina.
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.
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.
After all the fuzz created over the UK’s decision to send its most advanced warship to Malvinas Islands, the British government confirmed that Prince William will begin his six-week deployment in the Islands earlier than expected. The heir to the throne arrived today to the Archipelago.
UK’s Defence Minister Philip Hammond reiterated that the deployment of Prince Williams into Malvinas Islands is a routine mission planned long ago, and rejected suggestions the decision to send the heir to the throne to the region represented an escalation of the UK's position.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama will meet in Washington next month, three weeks before the 30 anniversary of the beginning of the Malvinas Islands war.
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.
In a strong performance by the Leonas, World Champions Argentina managed to defeat Great Britain 1-0 in the Champions Trophy final in Rosario.
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.
Press from all over the world echoed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s announcement over the Malvinas Islands, focusing on the complaint that Argentina will file before the UN due to the alleged “militarisation” of the area.
After President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced Argentina will complain to the UN over the “militarisation” of the South Atlantic, British newspaper The Telegraph published a controversial article slashing the Head of State and bringing back to life the possibility of the “Argentine regime” sending a military taskforce to the Malvinas.
After yesterday’s announcements made by Argentina over Malvinas sovereignty claims, numerous British voices came on stage to express their feelings on the topic.
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.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron said no one should doubt his determination to keep the Malvinas Islands British as he dismissed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s complaint to the United Nations.
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.
After Argentina addressed the UN reporting the militarization of the South Atlantic by British forces, two UK’s RAF jetfighters came into action as patrolling the skies of Malvinas Islands, and escorting a private Cessna that was heading to the Islands for a re-fuel stop.
Members of the UK’s Defence Select Committee have confirmed that a group of British Members of Parliament (lawmakers) will be visiting the Malvinas Islands next month to inspect Britain’s military force after heightening tensions with Argentina before the 30th anniversary of the conflict.
British auction house Bonhams will be auctioning a copy of the original telex message sent by Royal Army General Jeremy J. Moore to the UK Government informing the unconditional surrender or Argentine forces in the Malvinas war. The telex is set to fetch $21,600 pesos (£3,000) at auction.
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'.
UK media has disclosed today that Universities Minister David Willets is to visit the Malvinas Islands today, thus becoming the first British minister to visit the South Atlantic archipelago.
Britain will share in a Malvinas Islands windfall when oil starts flowing there later this decade and, with taxes and royalties estimated at up to $167 billion, the potential prize could inflame mounting tensions with Argentina over sovereignty.
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.
Universidad de Chile thrashed Mendoza's Godoy Cruz 5-1 at Santa Laura Stadium for the Group 8 of the Libertadores de America Cup.
Former Pink Floyd lead singer Roger Waters, who has nine shows scheduled at the River Plate stadium this March, assured that the Malvinas Islands “should be Argentine. He also stated that the 1982 war between Argentina and the UK “saved then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s political career.”
The UK Foreign Office came on stage today to respond to President Cristina de Kirchner who yesterday said she wanted Argentina's flag carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas to fly to the Malvinas Islands and to renegotiate a 1999 agreement with Britain.
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.
The Malvinas’ Office of the Legislative Assembly has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive for the Islands, local newspaper Penguin News informed.
In an interview with a Buenos Aires radio, Malvinas Islands Governor Nigel Haywood reiterated that “Most of the worldwide actions and raising questions on the Islands matter have started because of Argentina’s verbal attacks. We just defend the islanders’ right of self determination.”
The football national teams of Argentina, Brazil and Netherlands escalated in the FIFA ranking published on Wednesday. It is still headed by Spain, current champion of Europe and the World.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The UK government accused Argentina of illegally harassing Malvinas islanders, stating that Argentina's decision to take legal action against any companies involved in oil exploration off the disputed islands could damage their local Malvinas economy. The UK Foreign Office confirmed to the BuenosAiresHerald.com that the UK is also offering to help any oil companies potentially affected by the measure.
United States stated that it maintains its neutral position over the Malvinas Islands dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom and hopes for an agreed solution, an official source of the US government assured after the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron to the White House.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chinese State of Administration of Grains revealed that the world's top buyer of soybeans is on course to import 25 percent more in the first half of this year than the first six months of 2011, which will benefit major producers Argentina, Brazil and US.
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.
The British embassy in Lima released a communiqué in which it stated that David Cameron’s government is “disappointed” on Peru after President Ollanta Humala decided to cancel the arrival of British frigate HMS Montrose to support Argentina’s claim over the Malvinas Islands sovereignty.
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.”
US President Barack Obama said today he was suspending trade benefits for Argentina because of the South American country's failure to pay more than $300 million in compensation awards in two disputes involving American investors.
The US government said on Tuesday that their recent decision to suspend Argentina from the Generalized System of Preferences programme, which waives import duties on thousands of goods from developing countries, “should not come as much of a surprise.”
On the verge of the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas War, the British Governor of the South Atlantic Islands Nigel Haywood told reporters that negotiating with Argentina “makes no sense as long as Buenos Aires keeps denying the Islanders right of self-determination.”
Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Luis Almagro denied the existance of a group of Uruguayan businessmen travelling to Malvinas Islands within the next weeks in order to extend commercial links as the Vice President of the British Chambers of Commerce in Uruguay confirmed to the BuenosAiresHerald.com yesterday, but confirmed the arrival of a Uruguayan air-freight on April 13.
On the verge of the Malvinas War 30th anniversary, the UK’s Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said that the Islands “don't face a current credible military threat from Argentina”, and remembered that “Argentine Mirage combat jets are no real menace to the Islands, which are well defended by the way too powerful RAF Typhoon jets.”
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."
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.
Argentina came under a barrage of criticism at the World Trade Organization on Friday, where the United States, European Union, Japan and 10 other countries accused it of tying imports up in red tape.
We would like to express jointly our continuing and deepening concerns regarding the nature and application of trade-restrictive measures taken by Argentina, which are adversely affecting imports into Argentina from a growing number of WTO Members.
Foreign Secretary William Hague formally announced before ambassadors the opening of UK’s diplomatic headquarter at El Salvador to strengthen the relations with Latin America and warned once more that his country will “steadfastly” defend the Malvinas Islands.
The UK’s Malvinas Islands All-party Parliamentary Group stated today that “no British government will negotiate with Argentina the sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago as we all support the islanders right to self determination.”
By Adrian Royo Caldiz.- John Barton, the Falkland Islands’ (Malvinas) Director of Natural Resources, stated in an exclusive interview with the BuenosAiresHerald.com that the fishing activity “has played a huge role” in the prosperity of the South Atlantic archipelago, and assured that without it the Malvinas would have been a much poorer place.
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.
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.
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.
The US government requested a Court of Appeals to reverse the ruling of Judge Thomas Griesa in favour of a vulture fund, which forced Argentina to pay the interest on the debt of bonds exchanges carried out 2005 and 2010, sources said.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Arsenal defeated Venezuela's Zamora 1-0 and still dreams with the classification to the last 16 of the Libertadores de América Cup.
Amidst the cross-fire between the Argentine government and Repsol-YPF oil giant, Spain’s Industry Minister José Manuel Soria, assured today that “any sign of hostility” against Spanish companies “will be considered as a hostile sign against Spain and its government, and will bring consequences.”
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.”
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.
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.
Following a day of meetings and warnings against Argentina, Spanish media today assured that Mariano Rajoy’s government was analysing commercial retaliation if the Argentine government decides to advance on nationalising petrol giant YPF. According to newspaper El Mundo, the Spanish government will boycott Argentine soy and meat imports.
The Spanish government warned today that Spain will give "the most suitable answer" to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's announcement on YPF expropiation.
The Spanish government condemned Argentina’s announcement over the expropriation of YPF, calling it a “discriminatory” and “arbitrary” decision, and stated that it will adopt any measures deemed necessary to defend the interests of Repsol and every other Spanish company.
Spain’s Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo warned today that “Argentina has just shot itself in the foot” as the expropriation of YPF energy company might lead to “a break-up with both Spain and the international community.”
An incensed Spain threatened swift economic retaliation against Argentina on Tuesday after it unveiled plans to seize YPF, the South American nation's biggest oil company which is controlled by Spanish energy group Repsol.
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.
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.
Repsol group’s chairman Antonio Brufau assured today that the Spain-based energy group “believes in Justice and not in demagogy."
Spain will ask the European Union to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization against Argentina for seizing control of energy company YPF, which is majority owned by Repsol, a high-ranking government source said today.
Colombia has sent a letter to the World Trade Organization protesting Argentina's import restrictions on its products, the government announced.
The European parliament ‘deplored’ the government decision to expropriate 51% of the shares in the YPF hydrocarbons corporation - which is majority-owned by Spanish energy company Repsol- and called for the suspension of Argentina's tariff concessions under Europe's so-called generalised system of preferences (GSP).
In an article posted on the Fitch Wire credit market commentary page the rating agency slammed Argentina today for its government decision to expropriate 51 percent of the 57.43 share-package Repsol owns, as announced by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Monday.
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.
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.
Spain’s Foreign Ministry José Manuel García-Margallo urged Argentina to solve in “friendly manner” the plans to expropriate a controlling 51 percent stake in YPF by seizing most of Repsol's shares, or to obey what the international courts might rule on the matter.
BP Plc sued Bridas Corp today over a collapsed $7.06 billion asset sale, saying it is willing to pay a $700 million breakup fee so long as it will not face fraud claims arising from its conduct.
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.
A member of the European Union assured it is not possible to negotiate an agreement between the EU and Mercosur without Argentina, as the Spanish Government planned after the country’s decision to expropriate YPF.
The European Union is planning to lodge a complaint at the World Trade Organization over Argentina's import restrictions and is seeking other trading partners to back its suit, a source familiar with the situation said today, according to a news agency.
US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson asked Argentina to go back to having a “positive” relationship with the international financial community and its creditors.
European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said today Argentina is in for long term consequences after sending “shockwaves” internationally with the announced plans to expropriate 51 percent of YPF shares owned by Spain-based Repsol energy company.
Argentina was accused once more of “protectionism” at the meeting of the Imports License Committee of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in what can lead to a trade dispute with forty countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ian Hansen, member of Malvinas Islands' Legislative Assembly, came on stage today after the government launched a controversial spot showing an Argentine athlete training for the London Olympic Games in Puerto Argentino, in the Islands.
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.
European Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht expressed concern today over what he called a “growing tendency towards protectionism across Latin America” and warned Europe is preparing retaliation measures against Argentina after YPF's expropriation.
Spain’s President Mariano Rajoy considered that the expropriation of YPF oil and gas giant led by the government of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and backed by a large majority of the opposition blocs, has to do more with Argentina’s weakness than Spain’s current fragility.
Spain-based energy group Repsol has sent letters to oil majors including Exxon, Chevron and ConcoPhillips warning it would sue if they try to invest in YPF or its assets, according to British newspaper The Financial Times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brazil's Vasco da Gama left Argentina's Lanús out of the Libertadores de América Cup after a penalty definitation that ended 5-4.
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.”
Forty-eight Italian senators and lawmakers expressed their public support for Argentina’s sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands in a letter sent to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the Foreign Ministry announced on Monday.
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.
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.
Vélez Sársfield defeated holder Brazil's Santos 1-0 in the match for the quarter-finals of the Libertadores de América Cup.
Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation José Manuel García Margallo, along with Spanish ambassador in Montevideo Roberto Varela, questioned the recent YPF expropriation and assured that there’s not enough legal security in Argentina to attract foreign investors.
Uruguay’s Deputy-Defence Minister Jorge Menéndez announced today that the neighbouring country “will not welcome ships of that nature” as the mighty HMS Talent is said to arrive to the Malvinas Islands on 14 June, upon completion of the 30th anniversary of the English task forces landing that forced Argentina's unconditional surrender.
An official of the British Defence Ministry said today that news informing of the sending of the HMS Talent nuke submarine to the Malvinas Islands are “mere media speculations”, and without denying or conferming the deployment, just emphasized that though the ship is nuclear-powered, it’s not a nuclear-armed submarine, according to State-run news agency Télam.
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.
The European Union has filed a suit against Argentina's import restrictions with the World Trade Organization (WTO), European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said today. As a first step in the case, the European Union is "requesting consultations", or formally demanding negotiations to try to settle the matter.
Lionel Messi appeared before journalists after his first training with the national team on the verge of Saturday’s qualifier against Ecuador.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Repsol S.A's long-term issuer default rating (IDR) to 'BBB-' from 'BBB' and removed it from Rating Watch Negative (RWN).
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.
The Malvinas Islands Legislative Assembly has announced the islanders are to hold next year a referendum on their "political status", thus hoping to bring an end to the continuing dispute with Argentina.
UK's Foreign Secretary William Hague came on stage to back the Malvinas Islands Government’s announcement that it will hold a referendum on its political status
Independiente's injury-plagued former Barcelona and Argentina defender Gabriel Milito has decided to retire at the end of the Argentine season.
Cameron was asked by Conservative Member of Parliament Nigel Adams to remember “those who fell 30 years ago” to recapture the islands, “and to oppose any further World Bank loans to Argentina.”
The European Parliament backed plans to take “high and upper-middle income” countries out of the bloc’s tariff preference system, the House informed today. Argentina and Brazil remained out of the benefit which the parliament says is aimed towards doing more “for poorer countries.”
Following President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's reclaim for dialogue between the UK and Argentina over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands at the UN yesterday, UK Prime Minister David Cameron responded making it clear that 'there will be absolutely no negotiation,' over the islands.
The US Supreme Court rejected today an appeal presented by two vulture funds and confirmed a ruling of a New York’s Appeal court revoking a 100 million dollars embargo ordered by US Judge Thomas Griesa on Argentina’s Central Bank funds deposited at the US Federal Reserve Bank in New York.
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.
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.
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.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a meeting on Wednesday with her Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales at the Hotel Cochabamba in Bolivia.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
The President of the Community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, has warned about the “difficult” situation Spain is going through, and said “If we don’t want to become another Argentina, with a ‘corralito’ and inflation rates around 20-40 percent, we must cut the public spending and find the accounts’ balance.”
Female field hockey player Luciana Aymar headed the Argentine delegation into the Olympic stadtium during the opening ceremony in London.
Follow the Argentine team at the London Olympics with this day-by-day guide showing all the Argentine athletes' schedules, across all categories.
Following the Argentine athletes in London? Here are Friday's results from all of the categories involving members of Argentina's team.
Follow the Argentine team at the London Olympics with this day-by-day guide showing all the Argentine athletes' schedules, across all categories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Benfica have signed Atlético Madrid and Argentina winger Eduardo Salvio on a five-year contract, the Portuguese Premier League club said.
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.
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.
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.
Argentina's national men's handball team made history after achieving its first victory at the Olympic Games against Great Britain by 32-21.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following the Argentine athletes in London? Here are Sunday's results from all of the categories involving members of Argentina's team.
Follow the Argentine team at the London Olympics with this day-by-day guide showing all the Argentine athletes' schedules, across all categories.
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.
Spanish newspaper El País released a new batch of leaked US diplomatic documents, in which high-ranking officials in the Spanish government harshly criticized several Latin American leaders, including the Kirchners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Confidence in the Malvinas Islands waned after Desire Petroleum said it drilled another unsuccessful well, a further blow to hopes that the North Malvinas basin could become a major new oil province.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Argentina's friendly against Portugal scheduled for Feb. 9 has been moved to Geneva from London, the Argentine Football Association said.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Argentine-born former Italy and Juventus winger Mauro Camoranesi has joined Lanús in the local first division, the club said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 59-year old Argentine woman was killed after being hit by a car in the Jureré Internacional Beach, in Florianópolis, Brazil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The leader of the Libertadores Cup’s group 3, Argentinos Juniors defeated Uruguay’s Nacional 1-0 at the Parque Central stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mendoza’s Godoy Cruz defeated Independiente 3-1 in the first match between two Argentine teams at the Libertadores de América Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hosts Argentina have asked Japan to reconsider their decision to pull out of July's Copa América, an Argentine Football Association spokesman said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ecuador’s Liga Deportiva Universitaria defeated Mendoza's Godoy Cruz 2-0 and achieved the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Argentine Coach Omar Asad is quitting Emelec of Ecuador to take charge of San Lorenzo, the Argentine side's president Carlos Abdo said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Nigeria registered their biggest win over a major footballing country by thrashing a depleted Argentina side 4-1 in a friendly.
Former Argentina winger César Delgado is returning to Mexico to play for Monterrey after spending four seasons at Olympique Lyon.
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.
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.
Italian media reported today the finding of jewels allegedly belonging to deceased Argentine former first lady, Eva Peron.
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.
Argentina national football team’s coach Sergio Batista named the following 23-man squad for the Copa America on home soil starting on Friday.
"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
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).
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.
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,"
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.
Since Friday 8am up to Sunday – after the city’s elections are held – Buenos Aires is on an electoral ban. Until Sunday no electoral polls are to be published, rallies are forbidden and election material distribution banned.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Defender Gabriel Milito left Barcelona football club a year earlier and returned to first club, Independiente, the club from Avellaneda reported.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After penalty kicks and additional time, Portugal ousted Argentina in the quarter-finals of the Under-20 World Cup.
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.
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.
British explorer Rockhopper Exploration PLC upgraded its estimates of how much oil it could find off the Malvinas Islands, boosting hopes that the remote territory could become a new oil province.
David Nalbandian debuted with a victory in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters after defeating Japanese Nei Nishikori.
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.
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.
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.
Juan Mónaco was defeated by US tennis player Andy Roddick in the quarter-finals of the Winston Salem tournament.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An opinion editorial of the US newspaper The New York Times titled “Argentina’s turnaround tango” stated that President Barack Obama and the US Congress should look to Argentina “for inspiration” in economic policies issues. Nevertheless, the article also warned about the corruption and “government opacity“ of the Latin American country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Ronaldo Meninato, for the HeraldGreat 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.
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.
Argentina have called winger Lucas Borges into their World Cup squad to replace injured centre Gonzalo Tiesi, the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) have said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forward Lionel Messi showed his concern over the “several failures” that Argentina’s national football team has been “gathering” for the last years.
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.
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.
Coach Sergio Batista filed a lawsuit against Diego Maradona accusing him of slander and called for a 20,000 pesos fine.
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.”
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.
Brazil rose two places to fifth in this month's FIFA rankings, ending a downward trend after hitting an 18-year low in September.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Argentina’s female hockey team, Las Leonas, thrashed Barbados 19-0, and achieved the semi-finals of the 2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games.
Iran’s President, Mahmud Ahmadinejad, sent his regards to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for last Sunday’s reelection, and insisted on his desire to improve the relationship with Argentina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy assured that both Brazil and Argentina said they were in favour of taxing financial transactions, although they admitted that several countries in the regional bloc strongly oppose it.
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.
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.
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.
Midfielder Ricardo Álvarez was urgently summoned by Argentina’s national football team to replace injured striker Ángel Di María.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica stated that “it’s very difficult to make decisions when you belong to the Mercosur,” during an interview.
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.
British company Falkland Oil and Gas (FOGL) unveiled it has kept dialogue with potential partner to look for oil and gas at the Malvinas Islands and announced the arrival of another drilling platform to the area by the end of January 2012.
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.
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.
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.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez hosted fellow Latin American leaders to launch a new regional body that pointedly excludes the United States.
By James NeilsonSo 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
A quake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck the South Atlantic southeast of the Malvinas Islands today, the United States Geological Survey said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The US currency today rose one cent compared to its last close and was trading at 6.115 pesos for buyers.
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.
The US currency today rose one and a half centc compared to its last close and was trading at 6.13 pesos for buyers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Planning Minister Julio De Vido were expected to make economic announcements today at noon, according to Government House sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Banking employees launched a strike to protest 30 dismissals in Tucumán province, which was affecting banking operations nationwide.
The economy grew 6,4 percent in June compared to the same month in 2012, the national statistics bureau Indec reported.
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."
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".
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.
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.
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.”
LATAM Airlines Group, the biggest carrier in Latin America, is stirring popular sentiment against Argentina, the country's airport regulator said today.
The US dollar which is traded at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires today rose another cent to 5.62 pesos for buyers.
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.
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.
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".
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 %.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Local stocks edge up 2 percent with the Merval benchmark stock index reached 3,925.31 points as the government announced stocks listed in the market will not be taxed in the new income tax scheme. Greenbacks in exchange “caves” closed at 9.40 pesos after the massive police ride organised by Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno.
Through a pre-injunction measure, a judicial measure has put the brakes on the government’s resolution to evict LAN from their hangar in Jorge Newbery Metropolitan Airport.
US dolllar that trades in banks and exchange offices climbed once cent and a half reaching 5.67 pesos. Greenbacks’ purchases in the so called exchange “caves” dropped to 9.38 pesos following yesterday's official raids that closed down informal market offices.
Vulture funds fighting Argentina over the country’s defaulted bonds a decade ago requested New York judge Thomas Griesa to call off the hearing scheduled for today, the state news agency Télam reported.
Argentina has officially condemned the West's intents for a strike on Syria saying a military intervention could “aggravate” the country’s domestic scenario and repudiated the use of chemical weapons.
Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo requested LATAM to permit domestic flights for Aerolíneas Argentinas in Chile and Brazil.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated an industrial exposition in the southeast town of Berazategui, province of Buenos Aires.
The US dollar reached 5.62 pesos (buying price) and 5.68 pesos (selling price). Greenbacks rack up a 3-cent rise with devaluation is already hitting 15.3 percent. In the informal market, the foreign currency drops to 9.25 due to tightening government controls.
While back on campaign, Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli urged Justice to “apply what the society is demanding”, during a rally with Kirchnerite officials in the National Gendarmerie School, province of Buenos Aires.
The Victory Front’s defeat looks bad. But because the real midterm vote is in October Argentina is currently not in the state of agitation associated with a period of political instability.
By James NeilsonIt would appear that all decent people in Argentina, whether they are left-wingers who want to stick it to the plutocrats, middle-of-the road pragmatists or dour fiscal conservatives, think income tax is immoral, especially when hard-up workers are forced to pay it.
By Mempo GiardinelliFor many people Argentina’s big problem today is an ideological polarization which, they think, prevails everywhere in a confrontation which does not do anybody any good.
Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri has revealed his presidential aspirations for the next elections in 2015, and also cast doubt on whether Renewal Front heavyweight Sergio Massa represents a real change from the current government of President Cristina Kirchner.
The Chilean government today explained president Sebastián Piñera abided by the law when he agreed to sell his share stake in LAN airlines before taking office.
Global efforts to battle trade protectionism need to be reinforced to help shield the fragile economic recovery across the world. In a report released today, the European Commission identified about 150 new trade restrictions introduced over the last year, whereas only 18 existing measures have been dismantled.
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.”
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.”
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.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was already flying to St. Petersburg to attend the G20 summit to begin next Thursday at the Constantine Palace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City Governor Mauricio Macri confirmed the first 14 places of their candidates list for the upcoming elections in October.
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’.
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.
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.”
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.
Head of the power workers union Oscar Lescano died this morning at the age of 80, after fighting a disease.
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.
Buenos Aires shares broke a new record today amid optimism among investors and positive data from China, Europe and the United States.
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.
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.
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.
The head of Aerolíneas Argentinas addressed Senate Joint committee members about the financial and business situation of the company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Mempo GiardinelliHistorically, 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.
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.
By Constanza Heller from Río GrandeTierra 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.
The US dollar today rose one cent to 5.75 pesos for buyers, continuing with the upward tendency of the last business days.
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.
The US dollar today rose half a cent to 5.755 pesos for buyers, continuing with the upward tendency of the last business days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The US dollar today rose half a cent to 5.77 pesos for buyers, continuing its upward tendency of the last business days.
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.
By Martín GambarottaIs 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Pablo JimenezAmbito.comSpanish 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The US dollar today ended half a cent higher at 5.795 pesos for buyers, continuing its upward trend of the last weeks.
Argentina and Ghana have signed a deal putting an end to the Frigate ARA Libertad dispute with Ghana, which had seized the Argentine warship.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The official dollar closed half a cent higher at 5.805 for buyers, compared to yesterday's close and continuing its upward mood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The government obtained the endorsement needed to approve the budget bill expected to be voted on in a Senate session scheduled for October 9.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The official dollar closed at 5.83 pesos for buyers, after rising one cent yesterday. The US currency accumulates a 18.9 percent raise.
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.
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.
After heading several scheduled official activities, Vice-President Amado Boudou took over the presidential duties.
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.
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.”
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.
Uruguay’s president José “Pepe” Mujica has wished a “rapid recovery” to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who today underwent surgery on a subdural haematoma.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The official exchange rate today rose half a cent higher to 5.845 pesos for buyers. Last week it closed two cents higher.
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.
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.
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.
The official rate rose to 5.85 pesos for buyers, half a cent higher than yesterday's closing price.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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".
After 20 months from “Once Tragedy” which left 51 deaths, the victim’s relatives warned that the rail infrastructure “is collapsed”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Damian Pachter
The government today published the nationalization of the Sarmiento train line after the Saturday 19 tragedy that left dozens injured at the Once station.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
The board of directors of Telecom Italy has decided on selling all of its Argentine holdings to Fintech, according to its CEO Marco Patuano.
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.
San Juan Governor José Luis Gioja underwent surgery today after suffering an infection in the abdominal area.
By James NeilsonEver 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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
By Martín GambarottaPresident 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.
Speaking to reporters, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman explained that "Tuesday is the deadline for Ghana's national government to lift the embargo of the Libertad frigate, recognizing the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas."
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led a rally along with Santa Fe Governor Antonio Bonfatti, to inaugurate a rolled steel industrial plant in the city of Villa Constitución.
Between 2003 and 2009, the number of middle class inhabitants has been doubled in Argentina, from 9.3 million to 18.6 million, according to the World Bank.
Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino and Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof spoke to reporters today over the launch of a register which will include public policies related to production incentives.
An inmate who identified himself as “Pablo Palmito” and had taken two people hostage in a Lomas de Zamora courthouse after being escorted there to file a report on his request, turned himself to police after more than 3 hours of high tension.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner asked the Argentine society to “defend” the democratic system and warned “those sectors that are always trying to convince Argentines that the State is a bump in the road for the freedom of market”, during a speech given in General Rodríguez, Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri assured that "investors are turning their back to us, because they don't trust Argentina and prefer to invest their money in other regional country, as Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Colombia."
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured that the relation with Spain is good, after he met with Spanish counterpart José Manuel García Margallo in Cádiz during the Ibero-American summit.
Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino said that "the only possibility" contemplated on regards Argentina's debt is "to meet all payments” of creditors that entered debt swaps after the 2001 default and said the country "cannot and will not enter in default."
National Senator Ernesto Sanz (Radical Party) said today that though that massive demonstration that took the streets on November 8 was "a message for all politicians in general", Argentina is witnessing "the end of the Kirchnerite era."
The Government has authorized a 20% raise on domestic flights ticket -the third of the year- as it was published today in the Official Gazette.
Ghana rejected today Argentina’s plea for Accra City’s Commercial Tribunal to drop the case that kept the Libertad navy training frigate impounded at Tema port since October 2nd.
Argentina suffered a stinging blow late last night, when New York federal judge Thomas Griesa, citing threats by the country's leaders to defy his rulings in a decade-old dispute over defaulted sovereign bonds, ordered immediate payment.
The leader of the Kirchnerite caucus in the Lower House, Agustín Rossi, referred to the recent ruling signed by US District Judge Thomas Griesa against Argentina saying it is “reprehensible”.
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Planning Minister Julio De Vido was the first Cabinet member to come on stage today after the ruling against Argentina over vulture funds.
Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino assured during a press conference that "paying off the vulture funds is illegal," and said that the ruling by US District Judge Thomas Griesa against Argentina is "unfair." The minister also warned that Griesa's ruling might affect the international financial system, and the country as well.
Argentine ambassador to London Alicia Castro rejected before the International Maritime Organization (IMO) an accusation by the United Kingdom regarding maritime security in Argentine waters and the sailing of British and Malvinas Islands ships that dock in local ports.
After the appeal filed by Argentina in a New York’s court, Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino didn't rule out a possible third debt exchange for bondholders who did not enter the two previous ones “if required by the Justice of the US, but only if it contemplates a similar offer to that made in 2010."
Fitch Ratings agency announced it has downgraded Argentina's long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating from "B" to "CC," with a negative outlook, as it sees a "probable default" if the country misses its payment to holdout investors.
Córdoba province Governor José Manuel De la Sota said today that foreign countries have a "right to think that Argentina will not fullfill its commitments,” as he visited Brazil.
Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino and Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof rejected in a press conference this morning a fuel tax implemented in Córdoba province.
The Upper House of Congress approved today a government-sponsored bill to regulate capital markets by 40 votes in favour and 22 against.
Argentina’s dispute with Ghana over the detention of the Libertad training frigate in Tema port had its second day of hearings today at the Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman confirmed today that there were new meetings with envoys of the Iranian government over the probe handling the AMIA bombing, and assured that Argentina will present a new action plan in the next few weeks.
Spain's Repsol SA filed a complaint against Argentina before the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) today over its nationalization of energy company YPF SA, a source familiar with the matter told reporters.
Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, said he would discuss a lawsuit against Chevron for environmental damage in Ecuador's jungle areas with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez after plaintiffs took their case to that country.
Argentina has filed complaints with the World Trade Organization against the United States over limits on beef and lemon shipments, and against the European Union for curbs on biodiesel, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said.
In a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry, the local Government said that the accusations made by the US and the EU against Argentina before the WTO are “untimely.”
The US State Department Spokesman Mark Toner spoke about Argentina during a news conference and referred to the media law and the dispute between the executive and the judiciary powers.
Cabinet Chief Abal Medina came on stage today after an Appeals court yesterday favoured Clarín media group by extending an injunction it had placed on an article of the Media Law.
Energy company YPF expects to finalise an agreement with Bridas Holding for it to make a substantial invesmtent in YPF's shale assets before the end of 2012, YPF's chief executive said today.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gave a speech at the Summit for Heads of State of Mercosur and Associated States taking place in Brasilia today where affirmed that the country was “tired of being called protectionist by the European Union.”
The Supreme Court today held an emergency meeting to analyse the government’s ‘per saltum’ plea that sought to get the annulment of a ruling which yesterday extended an injunction placed by Clarín media group on Article 161 of the Media Law.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a credit programme for Argentina of $6 billion dollars until 2015, destined to works in the region known as Norte Grande, and Greater Buenos Aires, the Economy Ministry stated in a communiqué.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the Government is in the process of reaching an automobile trade agreement with Mexico.
The board of directors of the International Monetary Fund (FMI) will not make any decision over Argentina at least until next year, although it will send a report on Monday, the fund's spokesman, Gerry Rice, said.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that “against all foreign and domestic attempts” at stopping it, Argentina will pay on Friday $3.5 billion dollars in GDP-bonds, which represents the largest payment to private bondholders since 2001.
Adrian Bono returns with the latest edition of Trending Now, exploring the most talked about news on Twitter in Argentina this week.
UN’s International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ordered the release of the Libertad naval training ship which was detained in Ghana at the request of holders of defaulted Argentine state bonds. Later, Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli stated that the frigate will arrive in Argentina on January 9.
"Once more we comply, the Frigate is coming back," was the first statement given by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner over the ruling of the UN's International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to release the Libertad frigate.
Martín Sabatella, the head of AFSCA media watchdog this morning notified Grupo Clarín that it is required to start the process to transfer its licenses today while the group has already appealed judge Horacio Alfonso’s decision on the Media Law’s constitutionality.
Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli, confirmed this morning that Argentine navy training ship ARA Libertad will sail from Ghana, where it’s been seized since October, this Wednesday to arrive to the Buenos Aires port on January 9.
The board of directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will visit Argentina by the end of January to debate the country's improvement in the quality of its official economic index, IMF spokesman announced yesterday.
Two weeks after the Catholic Church issued a statement warning of ‘irreconcilable divisions’ in Argentine society, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner meets with José María Arancedo, head of the Argentine Episcopal Synod.
Following a government's decree seizing the Rural Society grounds, its president Luis Miguel Etchevehere, came on stage today to say the decision is "an attack against the farming sector."
Close to 500 people were arrested in connection to the looting attacks carried out on various supermarkets in Greater Buenos Aires, particularly in the area that was hardest-hit on Friday; San Fernando.
The head of Smata, Ricardo Pignanelli, today assured last week's nationwide looting was "orchestrated", although he warned "evidence must be found" to accuse any sector for these events.
Spain has lifted the biodiesel imports restrictions that had applied months ago after a bilateral dispute, the government announced after presenting a complaint before the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Five people were killed and 22 injured today after a coach and a truck collided, on the Argentine border with Chile in Mendoza province.
The ARA Libertad frigate, an Argentine navy training ship, is currently sailing close to the city of Salvador de Bahía in Brazil, some 1,350 kilometres from the coast, on its way to Argentina. The ship is expected to arrive in Mar del Plata port on January 9th, the Defence Ministry said.
A US climber was found dead at the Aconcagua mountain, being the second member of the expedition that died trying to reach the top of the highest mountain in América, authorities reported.
Tensions flared between Argentina and the UK following President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to reopen the Malvinas Islands sovereignty talks and The Sun's advert published in yesterday's Herald.
The head of the Victory Front’s bloc in the Senate, Miguel Angel Pichetto, acknowledged the government will need to reach large "political consensus" with the opposition in order to reform the constitution and enable a third period for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner designated Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman to represent the country in the events taking place tomorrow in the Venezuelan capital.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that her administration will continue to resist pressure and warned that "through extortion and by force nobody will obtain anything from Argentina," as she led a ceremony to celebrate of the return of Frigate Libertad at the Mar del Plata port.
Stiff competition from drought hit Brazil and energy hungry Asia is posing difficulties for Argentina in its hunt for vital supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for 2013, trade sources said.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with United Arab Emirates’ President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan to discuss possible food and nuclear energy agreements between the two countries as well the opening of a UAE’s trade bureau in Buenos Aires.
The board of directors of the International Monetary Fund will review Argentine statistics on February 1st, managing director Christine Lagarde announced today.
The Malvinas Islands government announced the date on which a referendum in order to enable islanders to express their view on the political status of the islands will be held.
Investors who refused to join two sovereign debt restructurings by Argentina urged a US court to force the country to pay them.
A “Memorandum of Understanding” between the governments of Argentina and Iran intended to resolve the 1994 terrorist bombing of the Argentine-Jewish Community Centre AMIA in Buenos Aires was signed today according to the Presidential web site.
On the last day of his stay in Chile, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a series of private meetings with leaders in the final day of the European Union (EU) and Latin American and Caribbean States Community (CELAC) summit held in Santiago de Chile.
After meeting with officials from the AMIA and DAIA Jewish organizations and relatives of the 1994 bombing victims, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured that the agreement with Iran to create a truth commission “does not ignore the local justice system’s investigation.”
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured today that “no third party intervened in the ‘memorandum of understanding’ signed by Iran and Argentina which enables the latter to question Iranian citizens linked to the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Centre.”
Both Argentine and UK governments came on stage today after Foreign Minister Hector Timerman rejected to attend a meeting called by London over Malvinas, prompting another diplomatic battle between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Islands' sovereignty.
The head of the AMIA, Guillermo Borger, confirmed its rejection towards the deal signed between Argentina and Iran to create an independent international “truth commission” in the investigation of the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack.
Argentina became the first country censured by the International Monetary Fund for not sharing accurate data on inflation and economic growth under a procedure which could end in expulsion.
Argentina has made its final written arguments ahead of a February 27 US courtroom showdown against "holdout" bondholders demanding 100 cents on the dollar for debt that the South American country defaulted on more than a decade ago.
AMIA Jewish Community Centre President Guillermo Borger, said in a radio interview that the relatives of the victims of the 1994 bombing attack are going through a "difficult time" following the agreement between Argentina and Iran to create a commission to interrogate suspects.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman arrived in London today to meet with an Argentine-United Kingdom multi-party parliamentary group and the 18 pro-dialogue groups from across the European Union tomorrow.
Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino bashed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by assuring that “its recipes include unemployment, higher taxes and level of international indebtedness.”
Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof was booed by numerous passengers of a Buquebus ferry line boat as the official was returning from his summer house in Colonia del Sacramento in the neighboring country of Uruguay.
Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli called today “unacceptable” the chantings of Chilean marines inciting to kill Argentines, Bolivians and Peruvians.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced she would send to Congress the recent agreement reached between Argentina and Iran in order to investigate the AMIA bombing in 1994, and assured that “the Argentine Justice will not be obstructed.”
Argentine designers will have their chance to show their stuff this year at the International Fashion Showcase in London, hosted by the British Council and the British Fashion Council, displaying a diverse range of designs in the heart of the British capital.
Jewish Community Centre AMIA and DAIA leaders Guillermo Borger and Julio Schlosser today rejected one more time the agreement signed by the Argentine and Iranian governments last week to investigate the 1994 AMIA centre bombing which killed 85 people.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center came on stage today to reject the Argentina-Iran deal signed last week to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, following the rejection of AMIA and DAIA Jewish community centres.
The heads of the AMIA and DAIA Jewish umbrella organizations, Guillermo Borger and Julio Schlosser, strongly rejected the agreement signed between Argentina and Iran in order to create a truth commission looking to investigate the 1994 terrorist attack that left over 80 people dead.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman came on stage today after the bill that aims to establish the agreement with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack as a treaty was cleared for debate yesterday at the Senate.
The US dollar moved up compared to yesterday's closing price after opening unchanged, trading at AR$4.965 (buying price) and AR$5.015 (selling price). In the informal market, the so-called "blue" dollar closed at AR$7.63/AR$7.66, moving up from this morning's price.
Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index moved down by 0.1 percent to 3,303.79 points, gaining 15.6 percent so far in 2013
The head of pro-government CGT umbrella labour union Antonio Caló warned that the economy has stagnated and insisted that price controls implemented by the government "are usless if they are not maintained over time."
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman questioned the leaders of the AMIA Jewish community organization as well as opposition leaders who oppose the Argentina-Iran agreement to investigate the 1994 bombing, and assured that “they frighten people by talking about a third attack.”
Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino said that provinces that decide to issue debt in order to pay wages “are wandering down a dangerous road,” in reference to the financial situation of the BA Province, adding that “constant victimization is not appropriate.”
A long-awaited showdown in a US appeals court next week pits Argentina against a group of investors who refused to swap their debt after the country's historic 2002 default.
Kirchnerite Senator Pedro Guillermo Guastavino did not rule out the possibility of Argentina returning to the Hague’s International Court after accusing Uruguay’s government of “hindering” the dissemination of information regarding the pulp mill Botnia-UPM monitoring, located on the banks of the Uruguay River.
The agreement with Iran to probe the 1994 AMIA terrorist bomb massacre continues to receive criticism from the Jewish community, while the dissident Peronists party announced that it will vote against the bill on Wednesday, when it is scheduled to be debated in the Lower House.
Argentina accused the UK of transporting nuclear armoury in submarines to the Malvinas Islands, violating the international treaties that set the zone as nuclear-free.
The Associative Movement Italians Abroad (MAIE) gathered the majority of the votes cast in Argentina for this week’s Italian election. The coalition included Italian-Argentine Claudio Zin and Italian deputy Ricardo Merlo.
Prosecutor José María Medrano has declared that Argentina´s media law is constitutional in tune with a recent ruling by the Federal Judge Horacio Alfonso. The Civil and Commercial Court will now have to confirm or reject Alfonso´s decision.
Argentina's defence urged a US appeals court today to come up with a "workable" solution to its long-running fight with so-called holdout bondholders, and assured the country will not pay an amount exceeding the one set in the debt-swaps.
Former dictators Jorge Rafael Videla and Reynaldo Bignone will be put on trial next Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the so called “Cóndor Plan” carried out by South American military dictatorships during the 70´s and 80’s.
A referendum on the fate of the Malvinas Islands is a publicity stunt with no legal status, Argentina's ambassador to Britain said, warning that oil exploitation around the territory was impossible without better regional ties.
The historic trial that will shed light on the “Cóndor Plan” –a joint, repressive strategy by South American dictatorships to suppress opposition in the 70s and 80s - began today at the Federal Court building of Comodoro Py.
Argentina posted a primary budget deficit of 11.05 billion pesos in December, compared with a 8.11 billion peso deficit in the same month a year earlier, the government said.
Brazilian mining giant Vale announced today it has suspended the US$5.9 billion Río Colorado potash project in Mendoza province.
By Adrian Bono - As the second day of the referendum takes place, Malvinas Legislative Assembly member Dick Sawle has an exclusive conversation with the Buenos Aires Herald.com in which he discusses the 1982 war, the present of the islands and what he hopes today’s plebiscite will accomplish.
Argentina's ambassador to London Alicia Castro dismissed the referendum held by Malvinas Islanders saying it is “a ploy that has no legal value”, and insisted that sovereignty claims are "over the territory and not the Islanders.
An eviction carried out by BA city Metropolitan police in the San Martín Cultural Center resulted in 4 arrests and left at least 16 people injured -two of them by lead bullets- on Wednesday’s early morning.
By Carlos BurgueñoHarsh critic of free-market liberalism, the IMF and adjustment policies, and defender of the debt restructuring processes, Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, never refused to define where he stands when it comes down to economics, even in the most difficult moments.
In a press conference offered at the Government House today, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said the government received this morning a letter from Interpol stressing that the memorandum of understanding signed between the Argentinean and Iranian governments last month meant a “positive progress” for the investigation of the AMIA bombing.
The US currency traded today half a cent higher at AR$ 5.045 (buying price) and AR$ 5.10 (selling price). The black market price or so-called "blue dollar" climbed six cents, trading at AR$8.03/AR$8.05.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner told reporters to be surprised by the Pope Francis’ invitation to share lunch with her, and revealed she asked the pontiff for his "holy intervention" ovewr Malvinas case in a press release celebrated at the Vatican.
The government today announced it will increase the tax credit cards users are paying when they purchase goods abroad. According to an AFIP resolution the tax will rise from 15 to 20 percent. Buyers of tourist packages to travel abroad will also pay an extra 20 percent tax surcharge.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was the first head of state to salute Pope Francis after the inauguration mass.
Pope Francis met today with Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel who defended the new pontiff against accusations of involvement with the last military dictatorship.
The vice-president of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) and director of Techint, Luis Betnaza, blasted the Government's "handling" of the exchange rate policies and considered that they only generate "speculations."
Amid tensions surrounding the Memorandum of Understanding over the AMIA case, Argentina has voted against Irán at the United Nations Human Rights Council that will keep investigating reports of human rights violations in the Islamic Republic.
After opening higher in the morning, the Merval benchmark stock index closed 0.73 per cent down at 3,404.90 points, rising 12.5% so far March and gaining 20.2 percent so far this year.
A US appeals court denied Argentina's request to have all the judges on its court reconsider a ruling that favored creditors who did not participate in its two debt restructurings.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman has met with the head of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization Ecuadorian ambassador Diego Morejón Pazmiño to address the dispute with the UK over the sovereignty of Malvinas Islands.
Lawmaker Francisco De Narváez said that claims by the Justicialist Party (PJ in Spanish) against the opposition’s electoral campaign launched prior to the legal term responds to an “authoritarian government that does not want to discuss ideas.”
The Merval benchmark stock index closed lower at 3,380.78 points, dropping 1.1 percent but improving 12.1 percent so far this month and 19.7 percent so far this year.
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Speaking to reporters, Security Secretary Sergio Berni talked about the crime levels in some provinces and announced that next week 350 new patrol cars will be out in the streets of Buenos Aires City.
The national government will be making today’s afternoon a presentation before the New York appeals court to reopen Argentina’s debt swap in a move that seeks vulture funds to accept the debt restructuring offer.
Election of Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope has led to a rare religious enthusiasm among devoted people in Argentina who mark the Good Friday worships in churches all across the country showing pictures of their beloved Francis.
Argentina is pitching an alternative payment formula to a US appeals court that would allow it to resolve litigation with creditors holding defaulted bonds for which they are demanding to be paid $1.33 billion.
Vice President Amado Boudou, Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino, deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Finance Secretary Adrián Cosentino held a press conference defending Argentina’s stance at the US appeals court over the country’s dispute with “vulture funds”.
The Easter Vigil will be celebrated tonight in all churches of the archdioceses and dioceses of Argentina, where devoted Catholics are experiencing enthusiastic religious fervor following the appointment of Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope.
Uruguayan president José Mujica’s controversial statements generated a strong response from the National Government, who summoned the Uruguayan ambassador to warn him that such comments are “unacceptable, denigrating and offend the memory a dead person,” in reference to former President Néstor Kirchner.
The so called "blue" dollar which trades on the black market, closed today 8 cents higher at AR$8.35 (buying price) and AR$ 8.40 (selling price). The official rate of the US dollar was unchanged at AR$ 5.085 (buying price) and AR$ 5.14 (selling price) compared to the previous closing price.
Buenos Aires' Merval benchmark stock index opened down 0.3 percent at 3,287.56 points, pushed by weak employment data from the US.
The Governor of the Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli told reporters today that although no fatal victims were reported in La Matanza district, 900 people remained evacuated, while in flood-battered La Plata, 400 remained in 19 evacuation centres prepared to shelter the victims.
The so called "blue" dollar which trades on the black market ended 7 cents lower at AR$8.30 (buying price) and AR$8.33 (selling price) compared to Friday's closing price.
According to Buenos Aires province Communications Secretary Juan Courel, Governor Daniel Scioli will speak to reporters today on the current situation after the rains and floods which last week devastated the city of La Plata.
Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli came on stage today to confirm that the death toll of the floods that affected the city of La Plata last week remained at 51.
The head of Suteba Buenos Aires province teachers' union Roberto Baradel today informed that "there are still 30 schools affected by the storm" which devastated the city of La Plata last week, adding five of them were closed.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today affirmed its 'B-' unsolicited long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Argentina.
The US dollar traded higher today in exchange offices at AR$ 5,10 (buying price) and AR$ 5,155 (selling price). On the informal market, the so called "blue" dollar was trading one cent lower at AR$8.41 (buying price) and AR$8.43 (selling price).
The Buenos Aires stocks edged up 0.7 percent, with the Merval benchmark stock index reaching 3.484,56 points.
Inflation reached 0.7 percent in March, the Indec official statistics bureau reported today. So far this year inflation has hit 2.4 percent.
Argentina’s Foreign Ministry sent its congratulations to Venezuela’s elected president Nicolás Maduro. through an oficial communiqué. “The people of Argentina and its government congratulate President Nicolás Maduro for his electoral victory.”
Federal judge María Alejandra Biotti declared herself “imcompetent” for ruling whether the accord celebrated between Argentina and Iran to resolve the 1994 AMIA bombing is unconstitutional or not after a request filed by both AMIA and DAIA Jewish community entities.
The Argentine Foreign Ministry denounced that the UK “will conduct new military exercises on occupied Argentine territory between today and the 26 of April,” including a missile launch from the Malvinas Islands, and said that it would send a protest letter to the British government.
IMF has said Argentina’s economy is to grow by 2.8 % this year, exceeding estimations by private-sector analysts but below the 4 per cent average set by the country’s forecasted budget. IMF’s 2014 projections for the South American country reach 3.5 %; renewed inflation and trade restrictions’ claims.
The Government condemned "criminal" bombing attacks that took place during the Boston Marathon which killed three people and injured about one hundred and fifty other participants.
The price of the US dollar was higher today in exchange houses compared to yesterday's closing price while on the black market, the price of the so called "blue" dollar was trading lower.
Vulture funds have rejected Argentina’s debt payment offer over defaulted bonds renewing its position that the South American country fulfill its 1.3 billion dollar pay obligation.
The official exchange rate for the US dollar gained half a cent today compared to the last closing price, and closed at AT$5.12 (buying price) and AR$5.175 (selling price).
The so called "blue" dollar closed nineteen cents higher, hitting a new record high at AR$8.82 (buying price) and AR$8.86 (selling price). The official rate remained unchanged.
Justice secretary Julián Alvarez confirmed the decision to make two amendments to the judicial reform bill calling for changes in the Council of Magistrates and will allow the Supreme Court to handle the Judiciary’s budget.
Following the alleged import bribes that Ralph Lauren would have paid to Argentine officials, AFIP tax agency has suspended the firm’s operations in the country.
Pope Francis today saluted the president of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Estela de Carlotto in San Peter's Square after leading the Wednesday's audience. They smiled and clasped hands before the pontiff ended the conversation by kissing her on the head. Carlotto handed the Pope a white envelope.
Vatican dismissed the possibility of a visit of Pope Francis to Argentina this year. Local Church authorities had announced the pontiff would come in December.
The so called "blue" dollar which yesterday climbed eight cents, today hit a new record-high after climbing 24 cents to AR$9.16 and AR$9.20 per dollar.
Climbing 14 cents in an already shaken black market, the so called “blue” dollar closed at AR $ 9,30 (buying price) and AR$ 9,34 (selling price).
The head of the Victory Front caucus in the Lower House, Agustín Rossi, came on stage today to defend the judicial reform fueled by the government asserting "it defends courteous values" adding some of the bills contained in the reform and debated in Congress "improve the transparency of the Judicial Branch."
Federal Prosecutor Guillermo Marijuán formally reported the chief of prosecutors Alejandra Gils Carbó for alleged irregularities in the designation of prosecutors.
The Merval benchmark stock index in Buenos Aires Stock Exchange today rose 1 percent to 3,724.45 points, reaching a 9 percent raise so far the month and gaining 29 percent so far this year.
During a meeting today with Buenos Aires province mayors, Planning Minister Julio de Vido urged them to defend this government's path and predicted an "emphatic" victory in the upcoming legislative elections.
The so called "blue dollar", which trades in the informal market, climbed 22 cents and closed at AR$9.60 (buying price) and AR$9.63 (selling price).
A United Nations expert today expressed concerns again about the laws contained in the government-fueled judicial reform which she says might “politizice” the judiciary. She had already called the government to reconsider the most controversial bills of the reform.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said she would like to see “some more justice in Argentina” after referring to a court case she won against an Italian newspaper after accusing it of slander.
Long distance bus drivers belonging to the Rail Automobile Union (UTA in Spanish) have ratified a strike action that has left hundreds of passengers stranded at the country’s bus stations for two days.
The so called "blue" dollar, which trades in the informal market, was poised to end the week in a skyrocketing trend. And it did. After climbing 23 cents yesterday, it jumped another 25 cents today to AR$9.84 (buying price) and AR$9.88 (selling price) pushed by small savers who are buying greenbacks.
Prosecutor Guillermo Marijuán, who is in charge of an alleged money-laundering probe triggered by a TV show and which involves businessmen Leonardo Fariña and Federico Elaskar, today requested to extend the investigation to tycoon Lázaro Baez.
In statements to a radio, the Victory Front's lawmaker questioned some business groups that “seek an abrupt devaluation to benefit their businesses.” “They are putting pressure on the government to destabilize it and force an exit,” he said.
Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index traded1.2 percent higher today at 3.888,10, climbing 4.3 percent so far the week and 34.6 percent so far this year. Yesterday, the index fell 0.1 percent on less-than-expected earnings data from Tenaris
Federal judge Sebastián Casanello today dismissed the case against General-Attorney Alejandra Gils Carbó, after Prosecutor Guillermo Marijuán had requested an investigation for alleged irregular appointment of prosecutors.
Argentine business tycoon Matías Garfunkel has been hospitalized in serious health conditions after having suffered a major car crash in San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro province.
IMF’s Director for the Western Hemisphere, Alejandro Werner, warned about the “negative effect” that the existence of two exchange markets and protectionist policies represent to Argentina.
While the US dollar official rate traded half cent higher today at AR$5.165/AR$5.22; the so called 'blue dollar' was 21 cents up at AR$10.04/AR$10.08 in the black exchange market reaching a new record-high.
After breaking the key psychological barrier of 10 dollars yesterday, the so called "blue" dollar which trades on the black market climbed again today 37 cents to AR$10.45.
Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof recognized today that the real estate sector faces “problems” and warned the government will continue to take “heterodox and creative” measures to revert them.
Read the complete text of the government-fueled bill which seeks to boost greenback reserves and the domestic real estate market.
With 38 votes for and 30 votes against senators approved the controversial bill over the Council of Magistrates -a key judicial body that appoints and removes judges-, after the Lower House had introduced and passed amendments to the original project.
The president of the Argentine Industrial Union José De Mendiguren came on stage today to talk about the government's plan to whitewash dollars through a tax amnesty saying that sectors like real estate and energy could regain dynamism.
The so called "blue" dollar which trades on the black market was plunging today 42 cents to AR$10.03 (selling price) after skyrocketing yesterday to AR$10.45. Meanwhile, the official rate closed one cent higher at AR$5.175 (buying price) and AR$5.23 (selling price) compared to yesterday's close.
The government today formalized the call for this year's primary and legislative elections which will be held on August 11st and October 27th respectively.
The Government's economic team defended whitewashing draft bill at the Senate, answering questions from the opposition related to inflation, possible devaluation and real estimation of the "blue" dollar market.
The head of the Lower House Budget and Finance Committee Roberto Feletti considered that the whitewashing bill will allow the entrance of “around 5 billion dollars” into Argentina’s market. For the MP, the government is “fighting a historic battle to block” what he called a “market coup.”
Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino backed the tax amnesty bill proposed by the national government and rejected all devaluation rumours, as they addressed a Senate joint committee.
Opposition senator Gerardo Morales said the government’s bill to withwash dollars is “inopportune” and ratified rejection by the Radical Party caucus.
Amid a high volatility and uncertainty of the so called "blue" dollar rate which this week skyrocketed to record highs, traders were not operating today due to increasing fears of government controls over the so called "blue" dollar informal market.
Former Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo renewd criticism today of Argentina's current economic moment saying "it's much worse than in 2001," when an economic downturn and a controversial freeze of all bank accounts known as "corralito" led to a social and financial chaos.
Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index dropped 3.9 percent to 3.712,51 points today. Still, the index shows gains by 0.4 percent this month and 35.5 percent so far the year.
In yet another chapter of the government-Clarín row, the AFSCA media watchdog lodged today an appeal to the Supreme Court against a recent ruling that declared the unconstitutional nature of two key articles of the anti-monopoly broadcast legislation.
The head of AFIP tax bureau Ricardo Echegaray today backed the controversial whitewashing bill sent by the government to Congress recalling that "back in 2009, 35 thousand people and companies accepted the offer and helped to boost the economy."
After a long and intensive discussion, the Kirchnerite MPs cleared the whitewash bill for debate that will take place on May 22. The bill is an official move that has sparked strong opposition criticism since first announced last week.
After two days of a frozen black market dollar, the parallel rate traded today 83 cents lower at AR$9.20 while the official rate ended half a cent higher at AR$5.245 compared to yesterday's close.
The Merval benchmark stock index closed at 3,510.11 points today, amid a buoyant session. It reached a 6.8 percent downturn so far the month and a 25.5 percent rise in the year.
At the UN Security Council meeting to debate terrorism in Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Eduardo Zuain ratified Argentina’s position against “terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.”
A bill to regulate the designation of judiciary personnel and make it more "democratic" was cleared for debate today by pro-government lawmakers in the Lower House in an ordinary session.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Argentina grew 27 percent in 2012 to US$ 12.5 billion, equivalent to 7.23 percent of the total investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, making it the fifth destination in the region.
The black market dollar or "blue" dollar kept falling today and was traded around AR$9 while the official rate ended unchanged at exchange offices at AR$5.245 (selling price).
Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index jumped today 6 percent to 3,720.91 points pushed by YPF shares which climbed 12.3 percent in Buenos Aires and 5.6 in Wall Street.
The heads of opposition caucuses in Congress held a press conference this afternoon to reject the government’s whitewashing bill considering it “enshrines impunity over serious corruption crimes.”
Argentina's Consumer Price Index was of 0.7 percent in April, the INDEC statistics bureau reported today, adding the index totalled 3.1 percent this year.
Labour Minister Carlos Tomada praised today the wage hike deals reached yesterday with workers' unions underlining that this year negotiations had "a great rationality" and "a strong will to preserve the purchasing power of salaries."
In a highly erratic session, the black market dollar traded at 8.95 pesos (selling price), continuing its declining tendency of the last four business days.
The Merval benchmark index was trading 0.5 lower at 3.706,71 points on concerns about the black market dollar, after opening higher pushed by YPF bonds.
Buenos Aires City lawmakers which belong to Nuevo Encuentro political group today presented the first challenge to the emergency decree signed by Mayor Mauricio Macri to "protect the freedom of press" in the City jurisdiction, as they consider it "unconstitutional."
"Public policies must be implemented thinking about future generations, instead of the upcoming elections," the president of the Supreme Court warned.
President of Uruguay José “Pepe” Mujica said Argentina’s economic “self-sufficient project” “worsens” bilateral ties and “multiplies” trade troubles. Still, he ruled out pressures on Buenos Aires; “won’t work,” he insisted.
The whitewash bill row has been set on the elections’ table. The AFIP tax bureau confirmed taxpayers’ “legitimate externalization right” “will not be affected” even in the “hypothetical case that the opposition manages to rally a majority parliamentary stance” after October’s legislative elections.
The government today enacted one of the six controversial laws contained in the judicial reform package approved by the Congress.
Jorge Rafael Videla, a former army commander who led Argentina during the bloodiest period of a "dirty war" dictatorship and was unrepentant about kidnappings and murders ordered by the state, died today at age 87.
In the last business day of the week, the black market dollar rose to AR$8.95 (selling price) after its declining tendency this week, while the official rate ended steady at exchange houses at AR$5.245 (selling price).
The head of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights association, Estela de Carlotto, came on stage today after the death of dictator Jorge Rafael Videla was revealed.
By Ana Patiño.- On the second day of the Road to Río+20 seminar, senator Norma Morandini affirmed that there is still no “strong commitment” within the Legislative Branch to deal with environmental issues, and told the BuenosAiresHerald.com that she hopes “citizens will get more involved in these issues so as to avoid having to turn to the judiciary.”
The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during September dropped 2.6 percent compared to the same month last year and totalled 220,302 people, according to a government report.
The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José Ignacio De Mendiguren, assured "we have to innovate in the relationship with workers." Although he did not give specific information about the upcoming wage talks, he said “no one is surprised by the fact that Moyano wants it all.”
The US dollar traded at AR$4.24/AR$4.285, it gained half a cent from the previous closing price at Buenos Aires exchange houses.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended a bilateral meeting with her Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, where they both signed several bilateral cooperation agreements.
Economy Minister Amado Boudou and Planning Minister Julio De Vido announced further subsidy cuts on utility services will be implemented, following a subsidy cut scheme announced this month by the government on several sectors.
Buenos Aires stocks were higher, with the Merval benchmark stock index edging up by 0.8 percent, to 2,629.63 points.
The government unveiled today the list of the new cabinet members for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's second mandate which will start next Saturday when she takes office.
Argentina will receive a loan worth US$400 million, or 1.7 billion pesos, from the Inter-American Development Bank to carry out infrastructure improvements in poor neighbourhoods, the government said yesterday. The decision follows an about-turn made by the US to approve credits to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government after several refusals to do so.
The US dollar traded at AR$4.265/AR$4.305, remaining unchanged from the previous price at the close of trading at Buenos Aires exchange houses.
Buenos Aires stocks dropped 0.3 percent, with the Merval benchmark stock index at 2,401.43 points. So far this week, the index dropped by 9.04%.
The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during October dropped 4.4 percent compared to the same month in 2010 and totalled 216,055 people, according to a government report.
While speaking as a guest on the Ambito de Debate TV show, economic analyst Ricardo Delgado assured that “manufacturing in Argentina is slowing down,” although he said he was certain its impact would not be felt before March.
In her first official trip abroad following her reinstatement, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will travel to Montevideo to participate this Tuesday in the Summit for heads of State, in which Argentina will assume a temporary role leading the bloc.
The US dollar closed at AR$4.27/AR$4.31, gained half a cent from the previous price at the close of trading at Buenos Aires exchange houses.
Buenos Aires stocks closed lower, with the Merval benchmark stock index edging down by 1.35 percent, to 2,400.33 points. It has dropped 5 percent this month, and 31.9 percent in 2011 so far.
Argentina's Trade under-secretary Iván Heyn who was part of the Argentine delegation attending the Mercosur Summit committed suicide in a hotel in Montevideo. Sources stated that the 34-year-old official was found hanged in his suite at the Radisson Hotel of the capital city of the neighbouring country.
Judge Homero De Costa, who is investigating the death of the Economy Ministry’s Trade under-secretary Iván Heyn, assured that the autopsy of the economist's body did not show "signs of violence."
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today asked for “prudence, balance and contribution” on the business sector and workers, requesting that everyone “collaborate” to “continue working with the utmost amount of trust possible” for Argentina.
With a little over 42,245,000 tickets sold this year, Argentina's cinema box office sales over took those of last year by a whopping 40% and were very close to equaling the record number of sales made in 2004 - even though national film releases throughout the year did not help to facilitate the growth.
Argentine race driver Jorge Andrés Martínez Boero died after suffering a serious accident on board of his RR 450 Beta motorbike during the first stage of the Dakar Rally 2012 in the Buenos Aires province Atlantic seaside city of Necochea.
Argentina’s Foreign Ministry renewed its claims for a “legitimate right” over the Malvinas Islands sovereignty and the need to resume “the bilateral negotiations process” with the United Kingdom in the 179 anniversary of the British occupation of the islands.
GlaxoSmithKline Argentina Laboratories Company was fined 400,000 pesos by Judge Marcelo Aguinsky following a report issued by the National Administration of Medicine, Food and Technology (ANMAT in Spanish) for irregularities during lab vaccine trials conducted between 2007 and 2008 that allegedly killed 14 babies.
GSK Argentina Medical Director Rosana Felice, come on stage and told reporters that the company will appeal the ruling and fine issued by Judge Marcelo Aguinsky over the killing of 14 babies during vaccine trials conducted in 2007 and 2008.
Speaking at a press conference from Washington DC on Thursday, IMF acting director of External Relations Gerry Rice said the organization’s directors “will meet in late January or early February to analyze the progress made in Argentina’s statistics.”
Acting President Amado Boudou assured today that British Prime Minister David Cameron’s comment son Argentina’s stance on the Malvinas Islands were “an ignorant and dumb outburst of historical reality." Cameron accused Argentina of colonialism.
After yesterday’s crossfire between the UK and Argentina over the Malvinas Islands, a British newspaper revealed that the UK Prime Minister’s accusations of ‘colonialism’ against Argentina came after being warned that “Buenos Aires was plotting a mock fishermen’s invasion.”
The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José Ignacio de Mendiguren, assured today that the complaints made by Brazil over the Argentine import restrictions are “unjustified.”
Heavy rain is expected to finally hit Argentina's drought-stricken farm belt this weekend, but analysts warned that some corn crop losses are irreversible and are sure to crimp government finances.
Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo, quickly hit back at the statements made by the British government, after Foreign Secretary William Hague said that Argentina “should stop their intimidation attempts” against the Kelpers on the Malvinas islands. “Argentina is not intimidating anyone, only reclaiming an inalienable right to the sovereignty of the Malvinas,” stated Randazzo.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said that "the United Nations does not recognize Malvinas islanders’ right of self determination" and reiterated the request to the British government to “sit down and negotiate, as it was established by the UN."
Neighbours of the Retiro’s Villa 31 slum lifted the roadblock they had staged at the intersection of Ramos Mejía and Antártida Argentina streets, blocking one of the main access to Retiro's long distance bus terminal.
Storms were forecast for today across the country after patchy weekend rains failed to revive corn and soy fields baked by a drought that has raised concern about world food supplies.
Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino, admitted today that the global economic crisis has had an impact on Argentina, but showed optimism in stating that even still, "we are going to have a good year, with growth and the creation of more jobs."
The bilateral spat between Argentina and the UK over the Malvinas sovereignty issue continues, as a Senate Committee unanimously voted in favour of debating a declaration bill “strongly repudiating” David Cameron’s “colonialist” statements, while a British minister accused Argentina of “saber-rattling.”
The National Government condemned the arrival of the HMS Dauntless, a British warship, to the Malvinas Islands and urged the UK to “avoid falling in the temptation of engaging in discourse “that transforms patriotism in bullying patriotism.” Earlier today, the UK's Royal Navy confirmed to the BuenosAiresHerald.com that the ship is to be sent to patrol the South Atlantic after the recent diplomatic tensions.
As of today the government’s new import restrictions will come into effect as part of the new legislation on the trading sector that witnesses the constant increasing power of Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno, who according to government officials could also be granted with powers to manage all exports as well.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Argentina about its “lack of progress” in addressing inflation data and called on the country to implement “specific measures” within the next six months to improve it.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said in Venezuela on Sunday that “Argentina is not alone on its sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands,” assuring that it’s the UK who is actually alone.
Tennis Davis Cup World Group matches were tossed, and Argentines Juan Mónaco, and David Nalbandian will be taking the first and second round against Phillipp Petzschner and Florian Mayer respectively, on Friday in Bamberg, Germany.
The US dollar stood at AR$4.31/AR$4.36 today, remaining unchanged from the previous price at the close business yesterday at Buenos Aires exchange houses.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman filed a complaint against the militarization of South Atlantic by the UK before the UN, as Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged both countries to avoid an escalade in the conflict and said the organization would intervene if both nations agree to it.
The head of the Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) José María Arancedo expressed his support for the Government's strategy to claim the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands, deeming it “a state matter.”
The National government will officially accept the mediation offer made by the UN after the escalated diplomatic tensions between the United Kingdom and Argentina as the latter reinforced claims of sovereignty over the Malvinas, South Georgia, and Sandwich islands.
Justice and Human Rights Minister Julio Alak announced in Paris that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had “unanimously congratulated Argentina over its outstanding progress on matters such as control, prevention and punishment of money laundering activities.”
Health Minister Juan Manzur confirmed this morning that the situation on the MSC Armonía cruise ship, which lost a crew member last Friday to Influenza B, “was under control” and in a “normal state” after it arrived to Buenos Aires port to be inspected by customs and health authorities.
The United Nations will receive an Argentine mission on June 14 to discuss Argentina’s sovereignty claim on Malvinas Islands, according to Prensa Latina, a Cuba-based news agency.
This is the piece written by actor Sean Penn for "The Guardian". Britain should open negotiations with Argentina over immigration to the Falklands and the distribution of natural resources in the south Atlantic, he says.
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo arrived in Río Gallegos, where he was received by Planning Minister Julio De Vido, and later travelled to El Calafate where he met his Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Chairman of Repsol-YPF oil company Antonio Brufau, has arrived to Argentina to attend a round of meetings amidst the present tensions between the company and the Government triggered after President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner accused the oil giant of not making enough investments in the country.
Once again, YPF shares collapsed as rumours of the Government taking control of the oil giant increase. After edging down more than 7 percent, today the company’s shares plunged 10.2 percent.
Kirchnerite Senator Aníbal Fernández today defended a reform of the Central Bank's charter explaining "it needs to have more powers to preserve monetary and fiscal policies, production and real economy."
The United States could soon suspend trade benefits for Argentina. The United States accuses Argentina of not paying awards in two long-running investment disputes with US companies, a US trade official said on Monday.
The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during January dropped 6.4 percent compared to the same month in 2011 and totalled 270,991 people, according to a government report.
Argentina became an important destination for money laundering activities in 2011 and is now part of a list including 66 nations that the US State Department says are “jurisdictions of primary concern.”
Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri came on stage after the national government sent a bill to Congress to transfer 33 bus lines to the City's scope.
The Supreme Court has ratified today a ruling of a Chubut’s court authorizing an abortion in the case of a woman that got pregnant after being raped. However, the head of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzini emphasized that the ruling doesn’t mean the start of possible abortion legalization.
Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri once again triggered some piquant remarks against the administration of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as he claimed for “a true federal government and not just one pretended for official speeches.”
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman gave a press conference announcing sanctions against banks and companies that partner with and/or finance oil companies conducting oil drills in Malvinas Islands. This in hand, the Argentine government took another step in the late diplomatic cross-fire with the UK over the sovereignty of the Malvinas, Sandwich, and South Georgia islands in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Former Foreign Minister, Jorge Taiana, told reporters that Argentina has made “a major achievement by making its sovereignty claim over Malvinas islands part of the international agenda”. Likewise, the former minister considered that claims are causing big troubles to the United Kingdom.
President Cristina Fernández de Kircher met with the World Bank’s regional vice president for Latin America Hasan Tuluy for over an hour in the Government House and discussed with him the possibility of increasing Argentina’s credit for an additional $3 billion.
During a crucial Repsol-YPF board meeting held at the oil giant offices in Puerto Madero, government officials rejected a proposal brought by Repsol CEO Antonio Brufau to recapitalize the company by returning last two years dividends to shareholders.
The Argentine Ambassador to the US, Jorge Argüello, assured today that despite reactions to trade barriers put up this week by the US to Argentina, there was “nothing to worry about” regarding the relationship between the countries.
As many as 15 British and US banks have received warning letters by the Argentine embassy in London about possible legal action over giving advice or even writing research reports about companies involved in the Malvinas Islands' nascent oil industry, UK’s newspaper Sunday Telegraph said.
Tax collection rised 29.1 percent in March against the same month of 2011, reaching 48,363 million pesos, the head of AFIP tax agency Ricardo Echegaray reported.
In a rally set in the City of Bariloche, Río Negro province, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner repudiated the attacks of extreme left-wing organization Quebracho to the British embassy in Buenos Aires occurred last Monday, date of the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas War.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman accused today the United Kingdom of setting a “blockade against all Argentines” as the European country holds illegal occupation of the Malvinas Islands, during a presentation at the Peronist National Front headquarters.
Planning Minister Julio De Vido called the heads of Petrobras to raise their investments in the country and warned them that the main aim is that Argentina reaches the “self-sufficiency in energy.”
Shares in Argentina's biggest energy company YPF plunged 5.6 percent in Buenos Aires today while the company's US-listed shares were 5 percent lower in New York.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman attended another meeting for ministers in Cartagena de las Indias today, further gathering the already gained support for the country on the Malvinas dispute. Yesterday representatives for 32 out of the 33 countries participating in the Summit of the Americas pleaded in favour of “Argentina's sovereignty rights.”
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner left the 6th Summit of the Americas held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia before the official closing meeting according to Colombian media.
Argentina has suspended giant agribusiness company Bunge Ltd from a key government grains registry, accusing the company of tax evasion, the government's AFIP tax agency said today.
The US dollar traded at AR$4.38/AR$4.42, remaining unchanged from the previous price at the close business yesterday at Buenos Aires exchange houses.
Former president Carlos Menem said today he will attend the Upper House debate on YPF's expropriation and back the national government's bill.
Planning Minister Julio De Vido today held a meeting with Brazil's Energy Minister and Petrobras executives to demand more investments in Argentina, after Neuquen province revoked a Petrobras concession.
By Carlos BurgueñoThe government’s decision of nationalizing YPF will be discussed in June in Los Cabos, Mexico, during the G-20 summit. Until then, there will not be any official statements as a result of several meetings held last night in Washington by Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino with high-ranking officials.
By Carlos BurgueñoArgentina criticized again the economic adjustment plan made by the IMF (International Monetary Fund) in order to break away from the world economic crisis.
Kirchnerite Senator Aníbal Fernández assured today that the government “will pay what YPF truly worth, and not what Repsol’s chairman [Antonio Brufau] wants.”
Rating Agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) downgraded Argentina’s economic and financial outlook to “negative,” after the expropriation of YPF, which endangers the “B” rating the country has for its sovereign debt.
Argentina’s Ambassador to the UK Alicia Castro officially presented today Argentina's proposal to establish Aerolíneas Argentinas airline regular flights to the Malvinas Islands, during a meeting with UK’s Minister of State Jeremy Browne in London.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner affirmed that "these ideas and achievements do not belong to a president or a political force, but to the entire Argentina Republic."
Argentina's new ambassador to London tackled Britain's Foreign Minister over the disputed Malvinas Islands by asking him at a public meeting whether he was ready to "give peace a chance" by opening talks on the islands' future.
Argentina received support across Latin America and the Caribbean today to become the non-permanent representative for the region at the UN Security Summit for the 2013-2014 period, the Foreign Ministry informed today.
Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli assured that the Argentina government will reiterate its claims over the UK militarization at the Malvinas Islands and highlighted the backing of the Latin American country in the fight for the sovereignty of the achipelago.
Argentine ambassador to London Alicia Castro told reporters she felt no regrets for having tackling down United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary William Hague with questions over Malvinas Islands sovereignty during a public meeting last Monday in London.
Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli considered a “cowardly act” the sinking of the General Belgrano cruiser during the Malvinas War as today marks the 30th anniversary of the attack suffered by UK’s Royal Navy submarine Conqueror that killed 323 Argentine crewmen.
The government has broadcast a controversial advert which shows a member of the national field hockey team training in Malvinas soil for the London Olympics.
Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alicia Castro questioned today the British position regarding the Malvinas Islands sovereignty claim and urged the European country to join Argentina at the negotiating table.
The Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) in Argentina reached 7.243 billion dollars in 2011, 3 percent higher than the previous year, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during March dropped 1.3 percent compared to the same month in 2011, and totalled 234,330 people, while the Argentine citizens that travelled abroad climbed 13.2 percent, according to a government report.
Shares in power companies Edenor and Transener rallied for a second consecutive day due to speculation about possible government measures to help the struggling electricity sector, traders said.
In a moment in which bilateral trade is hurting, Brazilian businessmen met in Sao Paulo with a delegation of hundreds of Argentine industrialists and once again urged for the elimination of Argentine trade barriers
By Jorge Argüello.- What defines a protectionist country nowadays? Is it when a developing country takes precautions against a flood of products with plummeting prices due to an international crisis? Or, is it when an export powerhouse delivers large subsidies exclusively for domestic production?
On his visit to Argentina, famed National Geographic photographer Eddie Soloway tells the BuenosAiresHerald.com about his new projects, his interest in abstract representations of nature and his love for Patagonia.
The government expressed “great concern” today over the Spanish decision to ban bio fuel “not produced within the European Union” from the country.
The European Union has agreed to file a trade suit with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over Argentina's import restrictions, a senior Spanish government source said today.
Spanish oil major Repsol said today it had taken the first step in a process to pursue legal action against Argentina for seizing energy firm YPF.
State-controlled Argentine energy company YPF said it risks having its American Depositary Shares (ADS) delisted by the New York Stock Exchange since it is not complying with all regulatory requirements.
Argentina's Gross Domestic Product increased 0.6 in April year-on-year, according to the Activity General Index (IGA-OJF) elaborated by the private agency Orlando J. Ferreres & Asociados.
British nuke submarine HMS Talent was dispatched last night to the Malvinas Islands with Tomahawk warheads on what could be a warning signal to Argentina, according to UK’s sensationalist tabloid The Sun.
Judge Norberto Oyarbide today clarified that a small noise bomb discovered in a Buenos Aires theater where former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe was due to speak was not a lethal device.
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the country's northern provinces early today, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Victory Front Senator and former Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández defended today the "administrated floating exchange rate regime" saying it was implemented in defense of "the interests of Argentines."
While speaking before Congress, Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina said Argentina needs to go through a “de-dollarization” process and assured that “there is a segment of the Argentine population that has an obsessive-compulsive mania of thinking in dollars.”
Victory Front’s Senator Aníbal Fernández came on stage to explain why his savings are in dollars after the government, including him personally, launched not only strong restriction policies on dollar purchases.
The official dollar price was trading steady today at AR$4.49/AR$4.45, compared to yesterday's closing price. In the black market, the US currency climbed three cents to AR$5.95.
Cabinet Chief Abal Medina and Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof came on stage today to deny media versions that indicated the government is planning a de-dollarization of the economy.
Planning Minister Julio De Vido and Economy Vice-Minister Axel Kicillof held today a press conference at the Economy Ministry to unveil the latest report about YPF's situation after the government’s takeover which, they announced, has concluded.
Domestic flights will cost 31 percent more as of tomorrow, according to a Transport Secretary resolution published today in the Official Gazzette
The Government today declared oil exploration activities by five British companies in the Argentine continental shelf in proximity to the Malvinas Islands "illegitimate and clandestine."
The YPF shareholders picked the company's new board of directors, which includes sixteen members representing the nation and the provinces, and one member representing Spanish oil company Repsol.
The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during April dropped 5.6 percent compared to the same month of 2011 and totalled 221,652 people, according to a government report.
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is expected to lead a televised rally and press conference at noon at the Government House, according to official sources.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today insisted on the need of saving in pesos instead of dollars and announced that she would "pesify" her dollar fixed-term bank deposit.
Argentine Ambassador to Washington Jorge Argüello stated that the European financial crisis will be the main aspect of the upcoming G-20 summit and that within that context," Argentina will play a very important role based on the country’s experience."
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived yesterday for the G20 summit unfolding here between today and tomorrow in a torrid Mexican summer.
The technical teams of hydrocarbon companies YPF (Argentina) and Gazprom (Russia) will begin to do joint work in the area, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced after a meeting between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Mexico.
The Spanish government blasted Argentina once again today for partially expropriating 51% stake of the previously Spanish run YPF oil company.
Opposition lawmakers did not manage to reach quorum today to begin a special session in which they were supposed to debate several bills related to the Income tax minimum floor, one of the issues that prompted today's national truck drivers' strike and march to Plaza de Mayo called by CGT's chief Hugo Moyano.
Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina asked for “responsibility” to safeguard “the present and the future of the Argentines and urged people to preserve the achievements of the Government, as he answered questions of the administration during a visit to the Lower House.
Through a statement released by the Foreign Ministry, Argentina has formally reported the United States and Japan before the World Trade Organization for the constant barriers set to Argentina's meat and lemon exports to the afore mentioned markets.
Recently nationalized energy company YPF bought back $79 million in 2028 bonds, a stock market filing showed today.
Argentina will only grow at a 2 percent rate this year but it prices will continue to rise dramatically, which will bring the local economy to a period of “stagflation,” former Indec director Víctor Becker said.
For the second time in the roll a study from World Bank’s Global Trade Alert points Argentina as the world’s most protectionist country.
By Pablo Jiménez - As some dark rain-laden clouds have risen on top of the Argentine-US diplomatic relationship within the past months, the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs of the US Department of State Mike Hammer, came on stage during a video-conference in Washington DC to urge the Argentine Government to normalize its relations with the international financial community, among other requisitions.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said today that 2the euro zone is undergoing a unprecedented, formidable speculative attack" and likened the situation "to what happened in Argentina in 2011, with the mega debt swap and the plating,” during a ceremony at the City Stock Exchange, to announce the payment of the last installment of the dollar denominated Boden 2012 bonds.
The Government today made its final $2.2 billion payment on bonds issued to savers whose dollar- denominated bank accounts were frozen by the Government a decade ago.
Argentina and Venezuela gave their first step in the creation of an energy strategic alliance between oil companies YPF and PDVSA, after the agreement signed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chávez, in Brasilia last Tuesday.
In a round of video conferences, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated a regional lab for genetics research in San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro province; some new 40 homes as part of an affordable housing urban development programe in Mar Chiquita, BA province; and infrastructure works at the port of Southern Greater BA district of Avellaneda.
The Government informed today it took over former Ciccone printing company and sent a bill to Congress which seeks to expropriate it declaring the company a "public utility."
The Government today informed it has raised biodiesel export duties to 32%. Eleven decrees published today on the Official Gazette fixed new prices and removed reimbursements producers got from sales.
Argentina's YPF will issue bonds for 3.5 billion pesos ($760 million) as part of its push to reduce fuel imports by investing in domestic output, the state-controlled energy company said in a letter to regulators today.
By Liliana Franco-. While speaking at a seminar in Buenos Aires, economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz assured that "our focus should be on how growth, income distribution and poverty develop,” adding that “the consequences of inflation” should be de real cause for alarm. He also avoided discussing the country’s current levels of inflation and other local issues.
After a rollercoaster ride under Diego Maradona followed by Sergio Batista's failed attempts to imitate Barcelona, Argentina are once again beginning to look a threat to the world's top sides.
Over the long weekend an estimated 700.000 people traveled around the country, spending an approximately AR$ 588 million, according to a report by the Argentine Chamber of the Medium-sized Company (CAME).
Argentina has formally filed a complaint against the European Union, the World Trade Organization said today, challenging Spanish rules that the South American country argues discriminate against its biodiesel exports.
The United States and Japan have launched complaints at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Argentina's import licensing rules, which they say discriminate against foreign goods, the trade body said.
"Argentina's protectionist measures adversely affect a broad segment of US industry, which exports billions of dollars in goods each year to Argentina. These exports support jobs and businesses here at home," US Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in an emailed statement.
The Argentine Foreign Ministry hit back at the United States amid various trade barrier complaints and allegations of illegality saying that it would report the country for violating the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) rules for stopping imports of Argentine meat and citrus fruits to the country.
YPF's energy company CEO Miguel Galuccio presented today the results of a plan to maximize the country’s energy capacity entitled "Argentine Exploration Plan" at a five-star hotel downtown.
Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino, stated today that Argentina “offers unseen profitability rates in its recent economic history”, despite predictions of risk.
The national government today complaint again against the “trade restrictions in place on Argentine products” by the United States, summed up to form “part of their inconsistent and protectionist policies” with international trade regulations.
Buenos Aires stocks were higher today, as the Merval benchmark index climbed 0.3 percent to 2,442.52 points.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner made her first public appearance since recovering from a bout of low blood pressure and gave a televised speech from the Government House, on the 179th anniversary of the hoisting of the Malvinas flag on the islands.
National deputy for the Victory Front caucus Roberto Feletti said today that “Argentina is gaining autonomy in the face of a difficult world,” and sustained that with the current policies in place, “the Government is moving in the right direction.”
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's popularity sank to 30 percent in August, less than half of what it was a year earlier, according to a poll published that portrayed a country worried about crime and high inflation.
The Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alicia Castro said today that the UK’s "arrogant" approach to Julian Assange’s case “was similar” to its approach to Argentina and particularly, the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands.
By Sebastián PenelliDefence Minister Arturo Puricelli bashed the coming referendum announced by the Malvinas Islands Legislative Assembly for March 2013 on the islanders’ "political status", thus hoping to bring an end to the continuing dispute with Argentina over the islands' sovereignty.
The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during July dropped 7.5 percent compared to the same month in 2011, and totalled 215,511 people, while the Argentine citizens that travelled abroad climbed 20.2 percent, according to a government report.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner renewed her fierce criticism of steelmaker Techint, Argentina’s largest industrial group, charging that when its Chairman Paolo Rocca complains about labour costs what he wants is lower workers’ salaries.
Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina assured that those who marched on Thursday to Plaza de Mayo square and the main squares of the country “are more concerned about what happens in Miami than in San Juan,” referring to Argentina.
Pro government officials and opposition leaders came on stage to, once again, express their views on last Thursday’s “cacelorazo”, with different interpretations of the scope of the nationwide pot-banging outburst.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) decided it will not "release any communiqué regarding Christine Lagarde's report over Argentina's statistics," according to the press department. It is expected that the report with the analysis of the Board of Directors will be released today.
Moody's Investor Service agency has downgraded Argentina's outlook from stable to negative, stating that it was due to risky economic policies along with the lack of confidence in official statistics.
Former Mendoza's Senator María Cristina Perceval was designated Argentina's representative before the United Nations.
The newly-appointed President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto met with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, as he arrived to Argentina as part of his tour across Latin America.
Former Economy Minister Roberto Lavagna considered the “economical model” led by the national government is entering “a clear downfall" in which the government’s desperate and just throwing "Hail Mary" passes along with implementing constant palliative patches, the economist explained.
Argentine ambassador in the United States Jorge Argüello assured that Argentina and the US “are having the best trade relationship in almost 200 years of bilateral relations” and said that “they’ve never had a trade volume similar to the one reached this year, which left a 13 billion dollar surplus.”
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner once again claimed Argentina’s sovereignty over the Malvinas islands and urged the United Kingdom to accept talks and abide by the United Nations’s resolutions on the matter.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that Argentina and Iran will meet to discuss the two bombings of Jewish targets in the 1990's, attacks in which Iran was accused by Argentine courts of playing a role.
The US dollar traded at AR$4.71/AR$4.67 in the main City exchange houses, it remained unchanged from the previous closing.
Economy Deputy Minister Axel Kicillof, along with Economy Secretary Juan Carlos Pezoa and Finance Secretary Adrián Cosentino, was presenting the main guidelines for next year’s Budget bill to the Lower House Budget and Finance Committee.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with the head of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, in Washington in the midst of her visit to the US.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived mid-afternoon today to Jorge Newbery Metropolitan airport in Buenos Aires, following a five-day visit to the United States.
Victory Front Senator Aníbal Fernandéz reiterated today the country doesn’t owe the International Monetary Fund (IMF) an explanation over the inflation statistics given out by the INDEC National Statistics Institute.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner denied the existence of restrictions over the purchase of dollars by explaining that “Argentina has already paid 79.8 billion dollars so far this year”, during the announcement of a series of bank loans granted to small and medium sized companies, today at the Government House.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner warned today that the international economic crisis will not be solved in the short or mid term” and criticized the measures applied by developed countries to leave the crisis behind as she took part in the hird ASPA South American Arab countries summit in Lima, Peru.
The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during August increased 5.2 percent compared to the same month of 2011 and totalled 200,904 people, according to a government report.
Thousands of young people participated today in the 38th Youth Pilgramage to Luján, beginning the journey from the San Cayetano church in Liniers on foot to the Luján basilica where they are to arrive tomorrow.
Coast Guard and Border Guard officers said the government is trying to weaken their wage protest demanding a minimum salary of 7,000 pesos, after the government yesterday suspended at least five non-commissioned Border Guard officers who took part in the protest.
A Ghanaian judge rejected today the plea put forward by Argentina to release the Libertad training ship, which has been detained in a port close to Accra with its crew since October 2nd due to a complaint by a US hedge fund.
Argentina's Ambassador in the United States, Jorge Argüello, stated that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will have to redefine itself after "having abandoned its original role" for which it was created for.
Moody's Investor Service announced it has downgraded the issuer and debt ratings of several provincies and cities in Argentina, due to the risks these states may face to access foreign currency and "serve their obligations in foreign currency."
Brazil's ex President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva blasted the "protectionist" measures of the developed l countries and called for an alliance between Argentina and Brazilian businessmen, as he highlighted that the gian neighbor "grows, but with a controlled inflation rate."
Ghanaian port authorities sent a plea to a judge today asking that the Argentine navy training frigate Libertad, which has been impounded for three weeks, be vacated from Tema port due to it taking up critical space in the terminal.
A US appeals court said Argentina discriminated against bondholders who refused to take part in massive debt restructurings in 2005 and 2010 by deciding to pay them later than bondholders who agreed to participate.
Officials from the Argentine and Iranian governments will meet on Monday in their first work session surrounding the case investigating the terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community organization in 1994.
Officials from the Argentine and Iranian governments met today in Geneva in their first work session surrounding the case investigating the terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community organization in 1994.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was forced to cancel her agenda for 24 hours after doctors diagnosed her with low blood pressure.
Fitch Ratings has placed Argentina's Long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of 'B', Short-term IDR of 'B' and the international bonds issued under New York Law on Rating Watch Negative (RWN).
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services reported it has downgraded Argentina's sovereign credit rating from "B" to "B-," following the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling over "vulture funds."
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced at the Government House that new negotiations between diplomatic representatives of Argentina and Iran over the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack, will take place before the end of Novemeber.
The price of benchmark bonds in dollars sank as much as 7 percent in early over-the-counter trade today, a day after Standard & Poor's downgraded the country's sovereign credit rating.
The EU has issued today its revised import preference scheme - known as the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) - for developing countries most in need which will take effect from 1 January 2014, revealing that Argentina will no longer benefit.
The national government published a decree today confirming the opening of an Argentine Embassy in the Republic of Suriname, formally known as Dutch Guiana, located in the northern area of South America.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured today that Argentina's dollar-denominated debt bonds are to be “paid in dollars” whilst criticizing a New York appeals court ruling that could force the country to repay creditors who have sued to collect on bonds in default since 2002, in a speech at the Government House today.
Central Bank governor Mercedes Marcó del Pont warned today that 2actions carried out by vulture funds should be a global cause of concern,2 as she took part of a meeting of central bank heads, ahead of the G20 finance ministers summit in Mexico.
Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, currently handling the investigation into the terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre in 1994, requested Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman reveal the diplomatic negotiations held between Argentina and Iran last week.
Argentina will use all legal means to defend its position against a US court ruling that would force the country to repay creditors who sued to collect on defaulted Argentine bonds, Economy Minister Hernan Lorenzino said.
The fiscal surplus has reached 534.8 million pesos in September, 19.1 percent higher than the volume registered during the same month in 2011, according to Economy Ministry.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the international body aims to see the conflict between Argentina and Britain over the Malvinas, Sandwich, and South Georgia islands sovereignty resolved through dialogue, but also made clear that the UK hasn’t yet accepted the UN’s intermediation.
The Ghana national government threatened to cut off supplies to the ARA Libertad frigate after crew members prevented Ghanaian port authorities from boarding and moving the detained ship to another port. The government will today present a “failure to comply” court order to the Ghanaian justice system.
After the meeting held with Paris Club authorities, Economy Minister Amado Boudou said that the negotiation process would have two phases: the first will last through the third week of January and is conciliatory (payment amounts to be defined); the second is to formulate payment plans and has no closing date.
Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández gave a press conference in company of Justice Minister Julio Alak and made opposition factions responsible for the attacks to the Border Guard members that are fencing the Parque Indoamericano in Villa Soldati.
Former President Eduardo Duhalde addressed the several land grabs taking place in the south of the city of Buenos Aires and assured that Argentina is currently going through a "semi-anarchic" state, for which "now more than ever," he's certain he will run for president in 2011.
The central area blockages have been lifted, and those of the Pan American Highway, however traffic could still be slow.
The number of tourists that arrived in Argentina during October gained 24.8 percent compared to the same month last year, according to a report of the Indec national statistics bureau.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will continue collaborating with the Indec national statistics bureau in order to create "a price index with stronger credibility," the spokeswoman of the organization, Caroline Atkinson, assured.
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) informed that the heat is to be felt in Buenos Aires city and provincial areas. Temperatures are set to reach a high of 35 degrees, but rain is expected for the evening.
The Indec national statistics bureau reported the Gross Domestic Product climbed 8.6 percent in the third trimester compared to the same period last year. Argentina's economy soars 9.1 percent in the first nine months of the year, Indec added.
The government reopened a debt swap launched earlier this year, moving to mop up a remaining $6.1 billion in default and reduce lawsuits against the country.
The trade surplus dropped 67.9 percent to 390 million dollars in November compared to the volume registered in the same month last year, according to the government.
Public prosecutors requested that a criminal court hand down an eight-year prison sentence on senator and former president Carlos Menem for his involvement in smuggling weapons to Ecuador and Croatia between 1991 and 1995.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured that once Dilma Roussef is inaugurated as the new Brazilian president, both Argentina and Brazil “will continue the integration process led by all Mercosur countries.”
Argentina reached an acceptance rate of 80.6 percent on its US$330 million swap of defaulted Brady bonds, Economy Minister Amado Boudou told local radio a day after the debt exchange offer expired.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman took part of the swearing in ceremony of newly Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and said that the Head of State sent a message to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Foreign minister Héctor Timerman declared that Argentina and Brazil are "working to overcome the trade imbalance", then confirmed that the newly appointed president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, will visit Argentina when she finishes her tour of the Persian Gulf countries.
A Spanish Judge will unveil within the next hours the judicial situation of the three sons of former brigadiers of the Argentine Air Force detained with 944 kilos of cocaine at Barcelona’s El Prat airport five days ago.
Foreign minister Héctor Timerman confirmed that the intention of recent joint export commission with Brazil, “works well for boosting qualities and strengths” in both countries and “to go to the world with a wider offer than we could offer individually”.
Farmers protested outside a plant owned by leading exporter Cargill during the fifth day of a strike over government export duties that has paralyzed local grains markets.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman sustains that “the relationship with the United States is a fluid one where similarities exist, however there are also great differences.” He assured that “the analysis of bilateral relations cannot be based on whether Obama visits or not,” and that Washington “maintains interests over friendships.”
Security Minister Nilda Garré announced the creation of a new protocol for the regulation of the procedure to control airplanes and airports in the framework of the scandal triggered after the arrest of three Argentines who arrived in Barcelona’s airport carrying 944 kilos of cocaine.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is closing details of her meeting with her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff who will arrive in the country tomorrow in what will be her first international trip since she took office in January.
Only hours away from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's first official visit to the country, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman stated that the alliance between Argentina and Brazil “is indestructible” and assured that the good relationship between both countries “is what brings stability to the region.”
Foreign minister Héctor Timerman revealed today that the trade deficit Argentina has with Brazil is “concerning”, and indicated that both nations are working “to reduce it.”
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner declared that Argentina and Brazil strengthened their relationship following agreements signed yesterday with Dilma Rousseff. She said that ‘Brazil and Argentina were united before, now the bond is even stronger’.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said that the government avoids taking a position in the Egyptian crisis, adding they would avoid "passing judgement on the issue."
Preparations are being made by Argentina and Uruguay’s Cabinets to hold a meeting for President José Mujica and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Buenos Aires on March 11.
The article of the New York headed “Inflation, an old scourge, plagues Argentina again” states the harsh current situation of the country’s economy.
More than a hundred cables from the US embassy in Buenos Aires warned about the fragility of the judicial system and the impunity of criminals, according to an article recently published by Spanish newspaper El País. The leaked documents also spoke of the lack of a "true political will" to eradicate corruption.
An Aerolíneas Argentinas airplane was evacuated this morning before leaving for Bogotá, Colombia due to a bomb threat in the international airport Ezeiza.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the agreement for the school basket price index, stating that more than fifty stationary items would be lowered in price for school children.
Argentina’s Foreign Ministry released a communiqué after Hosni Mubarak’s resignation as Egypt’s President which stated the Argentine people wished that the Egyptians can have a peaceful and tranquil transition to democracy based in human rights.
Relations between Argentina and the US remain tense as the investigation of the material seized in a US Air Force plane that landed in Buenos Aires last Thursday continues. The US government has now released the exclusive documents detailing the bilateral agreement.
The number of tourists that arrived in Argentina during 2010 increased 27.1 percent and totalled 2.6 million tourists compared to the volume reported the previous year, according to the Indec national statistics bureau.
The US State Department released a press statement detailing the content of the cargo seized by local authorities in the US Air Force plane case, and said that despite a “discrepancy regarding the serial number of one of the weapons, the quantity and type of weapon was consistent with the official manifest” provided to Argentine officials.
After 37 years of construction, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Paraguayan counterpart, Fernando Lugo, inaugurated the Yacyretá Dam, which she defined as “the construction to make sustainable the most important economic process of the last 200 years” of the country.
Along with Paraguayan President Fernándo Lugo and her Uruguayan counterpart José Mujica, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated the Casa Patria Grande and paid homage to her husband, late ex President Néstor Kirchner, in his 61 birthday.
As the controversy over the attendance of Literature Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa to the Book Fair opening continues, his wife Patricia assured that her husband is not coming to Argentina “to make trouble.” Earlier, Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández called the Peruvian author “an enemy of Argentina.”
Judge Marcelo Aguinsky urged the Argentine Customs Office to present a report of the US military aircraft seized in Ezeiza international airport within the next 48 hours, or it will be fined for 10,000 pesos per day of delay.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced that Argentina “has evacuated its embassy in Libya” and reported that the staff has been transferred to Malta due to the tense situation the African country is living in.
Telecom Italia SpA has increased its stake in Telecom Argentina to 21.1 percent from 18.3 percent in a $145 million operation, the Italian company said.
Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández referred to “irregularities” detected in the probe over the military and medical equipment seized from an US Air Force plane, saying it was a “customs fault.”
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner expressed “solidarity and condolences” from the national government and the Argentine public to Japan, in light of the tragic earthquake and tsunami which took place today.
The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during January increased 14 percent compared to the same month of 2010, according to a government report.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner reported that Argentina has almost doubled the consumption of chicken between 2003 and 2011, as it has increased from 20 to 38 kilos per person, during the inauguration of the new plant of Gran Tres Arroyos Company in Pilar district, Buenos Aires province.
Federal Judge Norberto Oyarbide requested further details to Switzerland regarding an ongoing money laundering investigation. Ambassador Johanees Matyassi informed the Argentine government that the investigation is not tied to Moyano and his organization. BuenosAiresHerald.com received the same reply from Switzerland’s Attorney General’s office.
Argentina’s economy grew 9.2 percent during the last quarter of 2010 compared to the volume registered during the same period in 2009, according to an official report.
Herald staff.- Venezuela’s President, Hugo Chávez, began his Latin American tour in Government House’s White Salon unpunctually yesterday morning, accompanied by his Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
After meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the Italian Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini unveiled his interest on finding a solution for the Italian bond holders of Argentine titles that were not part of the debt-swap and also how the negotiations between Argentina and the Paris Club continue.
The US State Department released its annual report on human rights around the world and questioned the Argentine judicial system’s independence along with a series of abuses carried out by police forces including deaths and torture claims.
The LAC region has weathered the global recession well and must now contend with the policy challenges of managing two strong tailwinds—high commodity prices and strong capital inflows, the IMF reported today in its World Economic Outlook.
Strong demand in Brazil and Latin America have created the conditions for a stronger-than-expected economic rebound in Argentina, an International Monetary Fund official said.
The International Monetary Fund delegation presented the Argentine authorities with a report that includes specific recommendations regarding the design and methodology needed to develop a new consumer price index on a national level, IMF authorities announced in Washington DC through a communiqué.
The European Union’s top trade negotiator, Karel de Gucht, accused Argentina of being “the great obstacle” in an association agreement between the EU and the Mercosur, and threatened to take the case before the WTO.
By Liliana Franco, from Washington DC.- IMF Western Hemisphere Director Nicolas Eyzaguirre said the organisation has not yet received any official communication from the Argentine government regarding the IMF's recommendations over its inflation index.
By Liliana Franco, from Washington DC.- Argentina’s envoy is satisfied because, according to them, the IMF and the G20 are presenting measures that the country has applied in the past, when it was lonely and harshly criticized directly or indirectly by several countries. Economy Minister Amado Boudou highlighted in Washington the paradigm change that is being discussed in the G20 and in the IMF.
By Liliana Franco, from Washington DC.- “We have a mature relationship with the IMF, we can sit down and express what we think,” Economy Minister Amado Boudou said referring to the current relationship between Argentina and the organization.
The leader of the local Clausura Tournament, Vélez Sársfield, thrashed Ecuador’s Liga Deportiva Universitaria 3-0 in the first leg of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores Cup. This result helps Gareca’s team to be calmed for the second leg to be played in Quito next week.
A team of argentine engineers developed a nanochip capable of optical fiber communications of 40 gigabits per second, an equivalent of ten thousand high definition television channels.
The amount of tourists that arrived in Argentina during March increased 16.5 percent compared to the same month of 2010, according to a government report.
Débora Giorgi will meet the Brazilian Ambassador Enio Cordeiro to address the bilateral trade between the two nations. The Brazilian decision to restrict the imports of Argentine automobiles is the core discussion.
The Government assured that Argentina will not be engaged in any negotiations that could effectively leave a single Argentine citizen without a job and will not allow local small or medium sized business to decrease their growth.
The National Government finally decided to comment on the controversy surrounding IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan since he was accused of sexual harassment last week. Economy Minister Amado Boudou said “discussing a probable successor would not be appropriate now."
With more than 80 deaths, the 1999 LAPA tragedy remains the worst air catastrophe in Argentine history.
The best way to cool soaring food prices is to boost output, the Government said, following talks on a French proposal for increased regulation of commodity markets.
Indec statistics bureau reported the Argentine economy grew 7.8 percent in March against the same month of 2010, and advanced 0.5 percent compared to the previous month.
Argentina’s industrial output has recorded a 9 percent annual growth in the first trimester, and an 8.2 percent growth in April compared to the same month of 2010, according to a report released by Indec statistics bureau.
Brazilian Industry Secretary Alessandro Teixeira said that no progress has been made regarding the trade impasse over the Brazilian importation prohibition of Argentinean cars and auto parts, but denied any crisis with Argentina.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met her Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderón at the Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, where the Head of State praised the partnership between both countries and said that "Latin America has a very important role to play in the history of the 21st century."
Merval benchmark stock index edged down 0.64 percent, to 3,244.79 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk went down 0.83 percent to 595 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
José Ignacio De Mendiguren, head of the UIA Argentine Industrial Union, mentioned that the Argentine economy is better “than any European country,” and assured that in Europe “they see our economy as a growing market.”
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended an exclusive concert and celebratory dinner hosted by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale Palace in Rome. The Argentine head of State also met with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera for bilateral talks earlier in the day.
Argentina and Brazil agreed to abide by the 60-day retention period applied to those products affected by non-tariff trade barriers, and accelerate trade in the agricultural sector, as a way of overcoming the barriers that both countries had imposed on each other and that had threatened a trade relationship that left a US$33 billion revenue per year.
Mexico's central bank chief, Agustin Carstens, arrives to Buenos Aires today for talks with Economic Minister Amado Boudou, aiming to win crucial support in Argentina for his bid to the lead the International Monetary Fund.
One day after the meeting between Industry Minister Débora Giorgia and her Brazilian counterpart, Fernando Pimentel, Brazil allowed 11,700 Argentine- made cars into the country that had been held at the border during the bilateral trade conflict between both nations. The cars are worth US$200 million.
CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano admitted that “inflation in Argentina is a problem.” He also said that, despite the several criminal cases open against him, he is not afraid of going to jail.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner praised the “formidable effort and investment” that the government made to develop the countries’ scientific and technologic sectors as she participated from the Government House in the launching of the Argentine satellite SAC-D/Aquarius; the most intricate satellite ever built by Argentina.
UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon is set to arrive in Buenos Aires for a two-day official visit, in which he is to meet President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, amongst other activities.
Lawmakers meet today to discuss a project to limit the amount of land foreigners investors can purchase in the country. The session takes place in the House of Representatives, with Agriculture Minister, Julian Dominguez in attendance.
The total lunar eclipse that takes place today should be able to be seen from Argentina, so long as the lingering presence of the ash cloud produced by Chile’s Puyehue volcano does not spoil the view. The eclipse will be able to be seen across most of the world, and if the ash cloud permits, Argentina will see the eclipse in its beginning span.
Foreign Minister Hector Timerman renewed today the Argentinean claim over the Malvinas islands during a meeting of the United Nations’ Decolonization Committee. He also questioned the unilateral exploitation of Malvinas natural resources and sustained that it was a “violation of international law and a disdainful gesture towards the international mandate.”
Presidential contenders have until midnight of Saturday June 25, before the time period for signing up as a presidential candidate expires. Presidential elections are to be held on Oct. 23.
Former managing director of the IMF, Michel Camdessus admitted today that through his time working for the organization, they 'made many mistakes with Argentina', particularly highlighting the 90s, during a speech at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Christian Association for Company Directors (ACDE) in a downtown hotel.
Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman took to his blog in the New York Times to say he didn’t see how Argentina’s default could be seen as a cautionary tale for Greece, and questioned a local economist who assured Argentina was not considered “a serious country.”
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced it will not sanction Argentina over money laundering and “admitted the political commitment and the progress achieved by the country, specially the great advances it made in the regulations after the approval of the law to fight the money laundering, and the recommendations given in order to continue improving the system.”
A polar wave of low temperatures hit Argentina today as the thermometers considerably descended in what is expected to be one of the coldest winters of the decade, announced the National Meteorological Service (SMN) last week.
The panel of leading stocks index gained 0.82 percent, to 3,314.72 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk dropped by 2 percent to 624 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
Argentina called for the support of the Mercosur over what was described as "a new aggression" coming from Great Britain, with respect to the historic conflict between the two countries over the sovereignty of the Malvinas islands.
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.
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.
Each team competing for the Copa América counts with its own star players. Watch here the list and their photos.
Economy Minister Amado Boudou rejected inflation criticism and assured that all of the macroeconomic variables of the country are “very good.” He also indicated that surplus and the accumulation of reserves “should maintain themselves with time.” The candidate to vice-president for the Victory Front bloc showed his “pride” to stand alongside President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in her run for re-election.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the tax revenue soared 30.5 percent in June, year-on-year, during the last day of the Central Bank Monetary Conference. The Head of State also referred to the Greek crisis and assured that “the more they delay the solution for the problem, more terrible will be the crisis, as it happened to Argentina in 2001.”
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.
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.
When questioned about the current exchange market in the country, Central Bank Governor Mercedes Marcó del Pont assured that “there are dollars to spare in Argentina."
Merval benchmark stock index lost 0.5 percent, to 3,470.74 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk rose 2.3 percent to 583 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
US Ambassador in Buenos Aires Vilma Martínez praised the decree signed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Wednesday which banned the publication of advertisements offering sexual services and highlighted her “commitment in the fight against human traffic.”
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.
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said today, during the celebration festivities of the nations’ 195th declaration of independence “Argentina fights for a second independence, an economy which allows self determination and a national decision making process.”
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.
Merval benchmark stock index lost 1.4 percent, to 3,348.63 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk rose 0.7 percent to 612 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
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.
“I don’t lose hope in competing in a runoff election without the pro-government party,” assured the presidential candidate for the Popular Union (PF) bloc, Eduardo Duhalde, during a rally in which he made the presidential bid with Mario Das Neves official.
Lionel Messi's Copa America dream lay in tatters after Argentina were beaten by old rivals Uruguay in a dramatic quarter-final.
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.
Local media reported this morning the Metropolitan airport Aeroparque had to limit its activities due to a dense fog that has been hovering over the city. Rain, mist and haze have also affected the city transit causing delays and inconveniences for drivers trying to reach the city’s accesses.
The government of Iran stated it is willing to “collaborate” in the case investigating the terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre in 1994, after warning that the investigation is heading toward a “wrong way” and Prosecutor Alberto Nisman called for the “turn in of the accused.”
The Kirchnerite candidate to vice-mayor, Carlos Tomada, assured this morning that the heads of the centre-right ruling PRO party: Mauricio Macri, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Marcos Peña, “victimize themselves in a dirty campaign that they created” and asked that “this type of methodology be ended in Argentina.”
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.
The Merval benchmark stock index opened slightly up, dropped 0.8 percent to 3,330.88 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk fell by 0.34 percent to 591 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, admitted to be “moved” by the performance of right-wing PRO party’s candidate Miguel Torres del Sel during yesterday’s gubernatorial elections in Santa Fe province.
Spain's Repsol YPF SA said today adjusted net profit fell 7.3 percent in the second quarter of the year due to the loss of production in Libya and strikes at its Argentine division.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived in Brasilia last night from Lima, and was holding a meeting with her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff. She is scheduled to inaugurate the seat of the new Argentine Embassy.
Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo condemned yesterday’s violent clashes between police forces and squatters in the Northern province of Jujuy which left four people dead and at least 60 wounded.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff inaugurated the new Argentine Embassy in the Brazilian Capital. Former Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was also present during the rally. Earlier, they stressed the need of expanding the commercial integration between the two nations.
Re-elected BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, gave a press conference before starting a City cabinet meeting and revealed that after noticing that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was on the phone to congratulate him, he thought "Well, I hope this means the beginning of a more constructive relationship.”
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administration canceled an offer for creditors to swap up to $263 million and 54 million euros in defaulted Brady bonds for new debt, two weeks after a US court ruling effectively blocked the exchange.
The Merval benchmark stock index plummeted 10.73 percent to 2,758.43 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk edged up by 7.9 percent to 744 basis points.
During a press briefing given this morning on next Sunday’s primary elections, Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo stressed the elections are a “formidable opportunity” for citizenship adding the national government is “convinced” there will be a high participation of voters.
The Minister of Economy and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner running mate for the upcoming presidential elections Amado Boudou stressed today Argentina’s is ready to face the recent international economic crisis that has pushed world markets down for the past week.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that Argentines “can count on her for everything that still needs to be done in the country,” as she led her final election campaign rally.
Economist Ricardo López Murphy assured that the economic crisis in the United States was generated because it “underestimated the magnitude of the lack of balance” and added that the “crisis will have a slight impact in Argentina's local consumption,” during the Ámbito de Debate TV show.
UCR presidential pre-candidate Ricardo Alfonsín showed up early this morning to vote at a school in his hometown, Chascomús, and while waiting for the opening of the poll station told reporters that today’s primaries “make the starting grid, but the race will start later,” in reference to October’s presidential elections.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner casted her vote at Nuestra Señora de Fátima School in Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, and has already returned to Buenos Aires City, where she will wait for the results of the election at the Intercontinental Hotel.
Civic Coalition candidate Elisa Carrió lowered the impact of today’s primaries after casting her vote in the Recoleta neighbourhood and said that they are like “a football friendly match so people will act more freely and vote with their hearts and according to their personal beliefs.”
Buenos Aires CIty Mayor Mauricio Macri used his Twitter account today to congratulate President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner who yesterday obtained a wide lead in the nationwide first ever held primary elections.
By Carolina Barros The buying of Shell Argentina by Chilean Luksic group has triggered a last minute meeting, that’s currently taking place at the Planning Ministry, between officials of the two neighbouring countries in order to discuss final details.
The funny moment of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s speech came when she somehow passed the ball back on BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, who had called the Head of State this morning to congratulate her for the victory.
The Fitch rating agency decided to maintain a positive rating outlook for Argentina, although it warned about the effects of inflation.
The monthly economic activity index (EMAE) grew 8.2 percent in June compared to the same month last year, according to the Indec national statistics bureau.
A polar front swept across the country as freezing temperatures hit most of the countries’ provinces, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) informed.
The Libyan Embassy in Buenos Aires announced it recognizes the National Transitional Council as the legitimate authority of Libya, the head of press of the Embassy reported.
According to a report recently released by Moody's Investors Service, the company's outlook for Argentine banking system changed to 'negative'. The outlook reflects "the continued expansionary fiscal and monetary policies are driving Argentina's economic growth, domestic consumption and inflation to levels that are difficult to sustain”.
Just like Julian Assange had anticipated, Wikileaks announced it has leaked over 1600 confidential wires issued by US embassy in Argentina. The newly leaked wires include information on President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's "criciticsm" of Barack Obama, the Government's conflict with the farming sector, among other issues.
Central Bank’s Governor (BCRA) Mercedes Marcó del Pont assured that the Argentine banking system “is in its best historical levels of liquidity, solvency and sluggishness indexes,” referring to Moody’s report.
Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández today celebrated the victory of Governor of Tucumán José Alperovich in yesterday’s provincial elections in which he won a third straight mandate.
BA City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, admitted today that it is “almost impossible” to beat President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in October’s presidential elections. Likewise, the business tycoon said that the government’s high popularity is due to “its own merits but also due to mistakes made by the opposition.”
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Uruguayan counterpart José “Pepe” Mujica met in the neighbouring country in order to reactivate a train line uniting both countries that had been out of service for the last 30 years.
In a quite contradictory press conference, Morón’s General District Attorney, Federico Nieva Woodgate, went over his earlier words about the crime of 11-year-old girl Candela Rodríguez, and stated that "so far, we have nothing bad to say about the investigation."
Buenos Aires stocks moved down today with the Merval benchmark index edging down by 2.81 percent to 2,791.37 points. Meanwhile, the country-risk rose by 3.3 percent to 782 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner warned that in the face of the complicated situation of the global economy, Argentina “is neither untouchable nor invulnerable,” but highlighted that had the crisis hit the country in a different time “it would have obliterated it.”
Standard & Poor’s reported that Argentina’s rating remains as “B” (global scale, local and foreign currency) and “raAA” (national scale for Argentina). It also announced that the trend of the rating is stable, and maintained the rating of transference and convertibility of the country in “B.”
Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso began his visit in Buenos Aires in the midst of the conflict with China which disabled him from being decorated by the City and national government.
The Inter-American Development Bank (BID) announced a loan of 230 million dollars to contribute with the development of the regional rural economy, except the Pampeana area.
Growth will be led by many of South America’s commodity exporters—particularly Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay—all of which are expected to grow at levels near or above 6 percent in 2011, the International Monetary Fund said in its World Economic Outlook.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner delivered her fourth speech before the UN’s General Assembly and renewed the country’s claim to sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, and threatened the UK with banning all stops from Chilean flights heading to Malvinas.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was invited to visit Chile during a meeting she held in New York City with her Chilean counterpart Sebastián Piñera, and said she will after the October 23 elections and before the end of her administration, according to Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman.
The British Embassy in Argentina commented on President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s speech at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, in which she threatened for greater isolation at the Malvinas Islands, and said that his government “regretted that Argentina was considering to withdraw from yet another bilateral agreement with the United Kingdom.”
Foreign Ministers from the countries in the G77 and China coalition urged the United Kingdom to return to negotiations with Argentina over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands, the Argentine Foreign Ministry informed on Sunday.
Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández played down all rumours indicating that the dollar exchange rate could skyrocket after the presidential elections to be held in October 23.
The US dollar traded for AR$4.19/AR$4.235, it increased half a cent compared to last Friday's exchange rate.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended the opening ceremony of the inauguration of the Comahue-Cuyo 500 kilowatts power line network in Mendoza, and bashed international lenders and rate agencies.
The President of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José de Mendiguren said it was necessary to “defend and preserve” the national government's current economic plan, which has achieved the “largest growth cycle” in the country’s history.
Economy Minister and Vice-Presidential candidate Amado Boudou (Victory Front party), rejected the recipes for “fiscal adjustments” the international organizations intend to impose on countries affected by the crisis, and stressed that Argentina “does not accept any conditions set from abroad.”
Economy Minister Amado Boudou will formally present and defend the 2012 draft Budget at the Lower House of Congress today.
Economy Minister Amado Boudou’s presence in Congress marked the official start to the debate over the Budget bill that the Executive sent to lawmakers on September 15.
Merval benchmark index edged down 1.6 percent, to 2,514.56 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk rose 5.3% to 977 basis points.
Argentina must go back to being in good terms with its creditors, US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says, only a week after a US Treasury Official announced her country will oppose granting any credits to the country in international organizations.
The US dollar traded for AR$4.19/AR$4.235, and remained at the same price compared to yesterday's exchange rate.
The lawmaker and head of Proyecto Sur bloc, Fernando "Pino" Solanas questioned the "criminalization of the social protests," and added that the detention of the Sarmiento train line union delegate Rubén "Pollo" Sobrero could be linked with his "opposition" to the leader of the Train Union (UF), José Pedraza.
There were no immediate reports of damage after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook northern Argentina yesterday, police and local authorities said.
By Liliana Franco. The quality of the statistics presented by Argentina “is diverting from the standard international regulations,” the spokeswoman of the International Monetary Fund, Jennifer Beckman, said when she was asked how she could explain the difference between the official inflation data reported by the INDEC, and the one estimated by private analysts, which reaches 25 percent.
The father of one of the two French tourists who were murdered in Salta in July, Jean Michel Bouvier, spoke on French radio today saying that his daughter Cassandre and Houria Moumni "lived through true martyrdom," but that "Argentina was not to blame."
US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns called the Argentine authorities on Wednesday in order to provide them with details regarding the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Department of State Victoria Nuland confirmed.
By Pablo Jiménez.Ever since Oscar Lescano admitted that the Moyano era is coming to an end at the CGT labour confederation, the premise was installed as a fact. But, unlike the dreams of some unions, the business sector sees a similar movie that counts with the presence of Moyano.
Argentine Ambassador to the United Nations Jorge Argüello affirmed that the United Kingdom avoids “the social and employment assistance budget cut” for the Malvinas Islands because its inhabitants “would migrate to Argentina.”
By Liliana Franco and Pablo Jiménez.The cooling of the Brazilian economy that is beginning to show a slight slowdown index is the main concern of Argentine businessmen, but according to former Economy Minister Miguel Peirano there is still no real effect in Argentina.
By Liliana Franco, from Mar del PlataVery discreet and rather elusive with press, US Ambassador in Argentina Vilma Martínez spoke briefly with Ambito.com during a break in IDEA 47th annual colloquium. “We have to try and bring the US and Argentina closer, because we have several topics to work with jointly,” she said.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and Agriculture Minister, Julián Domínguez, met with the head of the Coninagro Agricultural Centre, Carlos Garetto.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured during a rally to celebrate the 60 anniversary of the creation of public television that “the greatest challenge is in intellectual means to achieve thinking more and better, correcting what’s bad and recognizing what’s wrong.”
Major trading nations led by Argentina, Brazil and Russia are raising barriers to international and threatening the global economic recovery, the European Union's executive arm said today.
Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, kept sending signs of conciliation to the national government as the business tycoon assured that if President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is reelected on Sunday, “she will count with the entire support of the City government.”
The principal candidates in this weekend’s presidential election rested today with family members and met with advisors to adjust final details for tomorrow’s elections.
A great day for Argentine sport saw the eleventh gold medal brought in for the country at the Pan-American Games today in Guadalajara. Today’s achievements equal the Argentine gold medal record to that of the 2007 Games in Río de Janeiro, with a week remaining of the competition in Mexico.
Almost 10 years after he left his post, ex-President Fernando De la Rúa, gave an “apology” to Argentines due to the “mistakes” he committed during his administration.
Cabinet Chief and Senator-elect Aníbal Fernández celebrated the overwhelming victory of the Victory Front in the general elections and considered that “people understood that Argentina could not be left in improvised hands.”
Buenos Aires stocks showed positivity after the election, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving up by 2.3 percent, to 2,861.82 points.
US President Barack Obama has requested to meet with recently reelected President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner during the next G20 summit to be held on the 3rd and 4th of November in Cannes, France.
In another attempt to ease the pressure on the dollar and decrease the outflow of the Central Bank's foreign currency reserves, the government ordered insurance companies to repatriate their foreign investments.
A chronology in pictures from 2003 to 2010, from his unexpected rise to power to his emotional farewell funeral.
The government repudiated the presence of a British frigate at the Southern Atlantic after the United Kingdom reported that the HMS Montrose was going to be in the area for six months in order to provide a “presence in the region” and protect “the British interests.”
Controls on the purchase of US dollars will start today, when the AFIP tax agency will be in charge of authorizing all such operations after the Foreign-Exchange Consultation Programme was established by the AFIP and announced late Friday night by Economy Minister Amado Boudou.
The US dollar traded for AR$4.22/AR$4.26, remaining unchanged from last Friday's exchange rate at the close of business. Meanwhile, the Euro lost five cents and traded at AR$5.86/AR$5.98 at City exchange trade agencies.
The Centre of Financial Research CIF of the Torcuato Di Tella University School of Business released the data of the Leader Index (ILCIF) corresponding to September 2011, and showed that the possibility of recession reached 70 percent.
US President Barack Obama defined Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Argentina “a great friend” of the United States of America in a meeting between both Head of States. The bilateral meeting lasted around thirty minutes and took place in the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.
Foreign Ministry’s Trade and Economic Affairs secretary Luis María Kreckler, who was a strong candidate to be the Foreign Minister in the next presidential cabinet, was appointed as Argentina’s Ambassador to Brazil.
After two weeks without presenting disruptions, flight complications began again due to the presence of the ash cloud being produced by the Chilean Puyehue volcano, affecting the area of Patagonia in the south of Argentina.
Referring to the recent death of 87-year-old Jorge Rafael Videla, who led Argentina to a military dictatorship regime, Human Rights Secretary Martín Fresneda said “he ended his life as one of the people who were responsible for the main atrocity Argentine people lived.”
City legislator Juan Cabandié, a recovered grandson, today regretted that Dictator Jorge Rafael Videla “took very important information to the grave regarding grandsons who are still missing and the whereabouts of our parents and mates.”
Former president of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva received eight “Honoris Causa” doctorates from national universities in a ceremony held at the Senate today.
By Robert CoxRegular readers of this column know all too well that since I returned to Buenos Aires as a part-time resident three years ago I have repeatedly expressed my fear that democracy was in danger.
The US dollar price ended higher today at exchange houses at AR$ 5.25 (selling price) while the black market dollar or so called "blue" ended five cents lower at AR$8.90.
Farmers once more confirmed they continue on the sidewalk opposite to the government as the head of the Argentine Rural Federation Eduardo Buzzi today said they were analyzing to launch a “protest day.”
Judiciary authorities today revealed the preliminary results of the autopsy practiced on the body of dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who died last Friday in prison at age 87.
The Merval benchmark stock index was 0.5 percent down at 3,674.86 points. It hast lost 3.2 percent this month and has gained 29.5 percent this year.
Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino today played down the black market dollar transactions and revealed the so called "blue" dollar "makes me laugh."
Argentina's jobless rate grew to 7.9 percent in the first quarter from 7.1 percent in the same period of 2012, the INDEC statistics bureau reported today.
The head of the Financial Information Office(UIF in Spanish) José Sbatella today warned that non-declared dollars are a “black market investment factor” that creates “illegal activities” and “eases tax offense.”
The US dollar official rate rose half a cent today at exchange houses ending at AR$5.255 for its selling price while the black market dollar slid 32 cents and closed to AR$8.58.
The Foreign Ministry has received “no formal notification” about Iran’s approval of the Memorandum of Agreement signed with the Islamic Republic to probe the 1994 AMIA attack.
Senators were addressing today the whitewashing bill that sets a tax amnesty plan allowing undeclared greenbacks’ access to the formal market and that most opposition blocs have resisted for "paving the way to money laundering."
The black market dollar continued today with its declining tendency as its selling price closed at AR$8.43, 15 cents lower than yesterday's close.
In a letter addressed to president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today, US president Barack Obama "congratulated" Argentina on the anniversary of its National Day on May 25th.
The black market dollar rose again today after 10 days of stability. Its selling price ended 37 cents higher at 8.80 pesos, while the official rate ended half a cent higher at AR$5.265 (selling price) in exchange houses, following a 2-cent hike during the week.
Kirchnerite lawmaker Fernando “Chino” Navarro warned about the “abuse by price makers.” supporting the government’s decision to deploy political activists across the country to control prices.
Buenos Aires province teachers one more time failed to reach a wage hike agreement with provincial authorities in a meeting today after which they decided to call a 48-hour strike for next Monday and Tuesday.
Palestine condemned the attack by Israeli soldiers against a car belonging to Argentina’s embassy in the Middle East country and praised Argentine support to the Palestinian cause.
Argentine shares closed on a 0.3 percent low on black market dollar concerns and weak economic data from China.
In a week of a buoyant black market dollar, the so called "blue" rate rose 15 cents to 8.95 pesos for its selling price. It climbed 37 cents yesterday after the government established new limits to overseas dollar extractions.
Kirchnerite lawmaker Andrés Larroque confirmed activist group “La Cámpora” he leads will be meeting next week to outline the “price watch” campaign announced by CFK earlier this week and that aims at the observance of the price freeze policy set by the national government.
Juan Carlos I of Spain today sent a letter addressed to president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to express "my best wishes of peace and prosperity for the Argentine brotherly nation" as Argentina is celebrating another anniversary of its National Day May 25th.
Political and social organizations as well as spontaneous citizens gathered at the Plaza de Mayo square in Buenos Aires city to attend the National Day’s celebrations, marking the 203rd anniversary of the May Revolution, the beginning of Argentina’s independence from Spain.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived at the Plaza de Mayo square to head the official May 25 celebrations surrounded by Vice President Amado Boudou, all cabinet ministers and human rights leaders such as Estela De Carlotto.
The government today promulgated the Council of Magistrates reform, one of the six controversial bills contained in the judicial reform approved by the Congress, and called for elections of council members.
The US dollar ended steady today at 5.275 pesos for its selling price after climbing three cents in the last five business days, while the black market rate clsoed two cents lower at 8.93 pesos. Argentine shares rose 0.6 percent.
Two decrees signed by President Cristina de Kirchner today triggered heated criticism in the opposition and the first legal challenges filed by the Radical Party and the City's College of Lawyers.
Roberto Baradel, the head of SUTEBA teachers’ union came on stage today after Education Minister Alberto Sileoni suggested that the three-month-old dispute between the Scioli administration and the province teachers should be solved by both parts without the government meddling.
The European Union is imposing punitive duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, charging them with selling the product into the bloc at unfairly low prices.
The Lower House cleared the Government-sponsored whitewash bill for debate at tomorrow's session, after the joint committee gathered to discuss it with Kirchnerite lawmakers.
The US dollar closed half a cent higher today at 5.28 pesos for its selling price while the black market rate finished four cents lower at 8.88 pesos after ending at 8.93 pesos yesterday.
Farming groups –including the Rural Society, the Argentine Rural Confederations (CRA), Coninagro and the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA)-, launched an action plan against the government´s agricultural policies at the Obelisk. The same entities defied the Kirchnerite rule in 2008 with a 129-day lockout.
Argentina hit back: EU’s decision to impose duties on Argentine biodiesel exports reinforces European protectionism aggravated by the international crisis. “The measure responds to the incapacity of European producers to compete with more efficient producers,” the Foreign Ministry has warned.
The anti-government faction of the CTA umbrella union and ATE state workers' union finished their national strike with more than 100 roadblocks across the country. After blocking the major accesses to the City of Buenos Aires, protesters gathered at Plaza de Mayo Square.
The US dollar ended half a cent higher today at exchange offices at a selling price of 5.285 pesos while the black market dollar was stable at 8.88 pesos.
With a conference call, President Cristina Fernandez officially inaugurated the exhibition on the life and work of late political leader Eva Perón that is taking place in the Venice Biennale from where Vice President Amado Boudou headed the opening ceremony.
After a weak opening affected by uncertainty over the US Fed's stimulus programme, YPF shares, which were climbing 8.5 percent, pushed Buenos Aires stocks up in today's trade.
After a 12-hour debate, the Lower House signed into law the tax amnesty bill. Kirchnerite MPs managed to rally the necessary support to pass the government-sponsored project on a 130-107 votes.
The US dollar ended half a cent higher today at exchange offices at a selling price of 5.29 pesos. The black market dollar slid one cent to 8.87 pesos amid a government strategy of pushing its price down.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Gabriela Knaul renewed her cricism of Argentina’s reform of the judiciary system. Argentine ambassador to the UN Alberto D’Aloto questioned her position.
Federal Judge María Servini de Cubría refused to rule on a request for an injunction filed by a group of lawyers against the controversial Council of Magistrates reform, signed into law this week by president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Buenos Aires shares were down today amid thin trading volume as investors were more interested in the blue dollar price.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senator and former president Carlos Menem was sentenced today to seven years in prison for smuggling weapons to Croatia and Ecuador.
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.
The US dollar closed at a selling price of 5.34 pesos at exchange offices, continuing its upward tendency of the last business days.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Lomas de Zamora Mayor Martín Insaurralde, and Lower House Mayority leader, Juliana Di Tullio, are going to head the congressional ticket in August.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The US dollar closed at a selling price of 5.385 at exchange offices continuing its upward tendency of the last business days.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Financial agency Standard & Poor's could could lower the rating of several subsovereign entities to "volatile" due to the continued restrictions on currency exchange.
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.
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.
Corruption as the central issue of politics and the axis of pre-electoral debate.
By Luciana Bertoia
By Andrew Hughes
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.
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".
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Fermin KoopThe 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.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner became a grandmother as Néstor Iván, the first child of her eldest son, Máximo, was born last night.
The US dollar opened steady today at banks and exchange offices at 5.385 pesos (buying price) and 5.445 (selling price).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While Augusts’ election campaign continues, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended a rally for the inauguration of a bicycle factory in Resistencia, Chaco.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ángeles Rawson’s stepfather Sergio Opatowsky reappeared on TV and said that “if Mangeri committed the crime he will have to pay for it”.
By Fermin KoopArgentina 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.
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.
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.
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."
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ruling parties showing off public works projects, important candidates making false steps and modest advertising hits by minor political forces — welcome to campaign 2013.
Amid a virtually paralyzed parallel market the "blue" dollar was traded at 8.53 pesos in transactions restricted to regular customers.
The 25.2 percent minimum wage hike announced by the government came into effect today as it was published on the official gazette.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Alejandro Tullio, the National Electoral chairman confirmed that social networks like Twitter and Facebook are not included in the electoral ban.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Protesters gathered around Buenos Aires obelisk to participate in a new protest against the administration of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
The US dollar rose one cent today and was traded at 5.57 pesos for buyers at banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires.
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.
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.
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.
Amid rumors about a possible cabinet shake up, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today held meetings at Olivos presidential residence with top cabinet officials.
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.
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.
Buenos Aires shares edged up today with the Merval index closing 3.15 percent up at 3,883.24 points boosted by financials.
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.
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.