Uruguay’s Deputy Defence Minister Jorge Menéndez has ratified his government’s support to a “negotiated and peaceful solution to Argentina’s legitimate sovereignty claims over the Malvinas, Georgia and South Sandwich islands and their sorrounding maritime areas.”
Bolivia’s president Evo Morales will visit the country to sponsor the elementary school he attended as a child in Salta province. He will also be honoured as Doctor Honoris Causa by Salta National University.
Uruguayan President José Mujica proposed that the case between Argentina and the vulture funds be treated in the OAS or other international forums such as the UNASUR or MERCOSUR, instead of in the New York court of Judge Thomas Griesa.
Brazil president Dilma Rousseff and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have restated their aim of doubling bilateral trade between the two nations to a value of 10 billion dollars a year, in a meeting held before the sixth summit of the BRICS group.
The UPA attention unit of the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguazú was put under quarantine today due to the arrival of a tourist showing alleged Ebola symptoms.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has ratified Argentina’s “solidarity with the Venezuelan legitimately elected constitutional authorities” and denounced what he called a “manipulation of information” carried out by opposition media in the Caribbean country.
A survey published by the Uruguayan daily El país says that 46 percent of the country’s population is not aware of who is currently in political control of the Malvinas Islands while 43 of the polled believe it is the United Kingdom. Only 9 percent said Argentina was in control of the British-seized territories.
Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet will travel to Argentina in April for what will be her first official visit since being re-elected for office, the nation's Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz confirmed today.
Uruguayan Industry, Energy and Mining Minister, Roberto Kreimerman, asserted that his country would try to soothe disputes with Argentina in order to reestablish trade relations, while also recognising that bilateral commercial activity may never recover.
Uruguayan president José Mujica said today that members of the Mercosur agreement must readjust its legal framework ‘to make it work’. Uruguay settled a complaint at Mercosur against Argentina, who prohibited cargo transfers to Uruguayan ports, but the organization hasn’t responded.
President of Uruguay José Mujica has once more referred to the strained relationship between his nation and Argentina, stating that it was imperative for the countries to mend the dispute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Economic growth in Latin America will be lower than previously estimated due to the continuing worldwide slowdown, the World Bank said in a report.
Paraguay will protest against a Customs' measure applied by Argentina that, according to local merchants, it endangers the exports, President Federico Franco reported.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a meeting on Wednesday with her Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales at the Hotel Cochabamba in Bolivia.
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.”
Uruguay’s President José Mujica said today that the economic situation in Argentina could affect the neighbouring country.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colombia has sent a letter to the World Trade Organization protesting Argentina's import restrictions on its products, the government announced.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica stated that “it’s very difficult to make decisions when you belong to the Mercosur,” during an interview.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez hosted fellow Latin American leaders to launch a new regional body that pointedly excludes the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Argentina roared back to beat hosts Italy 20-18 with their two tries eclipsing the awesome boot of new Azzurri kicking king Kelly Haimona.
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino kept his cards close to his chest over his line-up for tomorrow's friendly against Croatia and whether Lionel Messi and the recalled Carlos Tevez would start together.
Calamitous Argentine defending allowed Croatia to take the lead in today's friendly, but Gerardo Martino's men fought back through Sergio Agüero and Lionel Messi to take a 2-1 victory in London.
Italy's match against Argentina in Genoa has been brought forward from Saturday to Friday, with kick-off scheduled for 3.15pm local time, because bad weather is expected in the Liguria region, the Italian federation announced.
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has said he called Juventus forward Carlos Tevez to the national football team for his good performance in the Serie A, and not because the so-called “player of the people” has been largely claimed by Albiceleste fans for the last year.
Referee Andrés Merlos, whose controversial decisions allowed Lanús to beat Arsenal 3-2 on Friday with a winner nine minutes into added time, has been suspended indefinitely.
After three years out in the wilderness, Juventus striker Carlos Tévez will travel to England with the Argentine national team after being recalled to a 25-man squad by coach Gerardo Martino.
Newcastle United and Argentina winger Jonas Gutiérrez has been give the all clear by doctors after a successful fight against testicular cancer.
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has launched a strong defence of captain Lionel Messi, admitting that he does not know how the star has the strength to keep playing for his nation in the face of constant criticism from certain sectors.
Former Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella spoke today for the first time since the end of the 2014 World Cup, as he praised Lionel Messi on the 10th anniversary of the Albiceleste captain's debut for Barcelona.
Neymar and Lionel Messi maintained their lethal partnership with a goal apiece as Barcelona swept aside Ajax 3-1 in the Champions League, while Bayern Munich were in frightening form as they destroyed Roma 7-1 with five goals in the first half.
Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela scored a stunning 'rabona' goal to light up today's Europa League action, wrapping his left boot around his right leg 20 metres out and blasting the ball into the top corner.
Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Brazil continued their defensive rehabilitation under returning coach Dunga with a morale-boosting 2-0 win over old adversaries Argentina in a feisty friendly.
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has suggested that his team could see several changes for tomorrow's friendly against Hong Kong, after tasting defeat to Brazil at the weekend in Chinese capital Beijing.
Lionel Messi scored twice after coming off the bench as an experimental Argentina side destroyed Hong Kong 7-0 in an international friendly mismatch.
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has finalised the squad that will dispute two friendlies in Asia during October, calling up Lanús goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín, Boca's Fernando Gago and Leonel Vangioni of River as the team's locally-based contingent.
Paris St Germain made light of the absent Zlatan Ibrahimovic to claim a 3-2 Champions League victory over Barcelona, while Sergio Agüero's penalty could only earn Manchester City a point at home to Roma.
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino made two unexpected changes in the Albiceleste squad in today’s training session in Beijing, towards Saturday’s match against Brazil.
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has welcomed Lionel Messi back into the international fold alongside a host of new faces, but despite high expectations Carlos Tévez was not among them as the Juventus forward missed out on the Albiceleste's Asian tour.
By Kim Mandel
No athlete competes thinking that he can’t win, that he has already lost. While some have better chances of winning, there are others who are trying to improve so they can do better in the future.
Captain Richie McCaw equalled a record for All Blacks appearances as the world champions sealed their third successive Rugby Championship title with a 34-13 victory over Argentina in La Plata today.
The Argentina tennis team came back from the brink of relegation to finish triumphant against Israel, winning 3-2 in a thrilling final day to preserve their status in the Davis Cup's premier World Group.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi was the architect of a surprisingly narrow Barcelona victory in their first match of the 2014/15 Champions League, while Sergio Agüero and Martín Demichelis' Manchester City were denied by a last-minute strike as they went down to Bayern Munich.
Argentina will face Brazil in the Davis Cup 2015 first round, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has decided after the general annual meeting held today in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Leonardo Mayer has beat Israeli Bar Bozter in 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, and 6-1 and gave Argentina the first point in the Davis Cup match for World Group permanence held in the Florida city of Sunrise.
Carlos Berlocq could not outplay Israeli first singles Dudi Sela and lost 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 and 6-2. With the win, Israel tied the series 1-1, as Leonardo Mayer had beat Bar Bozter in 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 and 6-1 earlier.
Doubles pair Federico Delbonis and Horacio Zeballos could not take Israeli doubles Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, who beat the Argentine couple 3 sets to 2 in a Davis Cup World Group permanence match held in Sunrise City, Florida, in the US. Israel now leads the series 2-1.
The United States basketball team has qualified easily for the semi-finals of the World Cup, coasting past Slovenia 119-76 to book a last-four clash with Lithuania on Thursday.
Argentine tennis player Juan Martín Del Potro has announced he will not participate in the ATP Asian tour as expected because he has not yet re-gained “competitive level” after the operation he underwent in his right wrist.
Leonardo Mayer will kick off Argentina's key Davis Cup World Group play-off, as the world No. 25 prepares for the tie's opening match against Israel youngster Bar Botzer in the United States.
Argentina’s national basketball team pushed Greece hard but could not overcome the solid Europeans, eventually falling to a 79-71 defeat in the FIBA World Cup's Group B.
Juan “Pico” Mónaco has announced he will not take part in the Argentine Davis Cup team that will face Israel in the US for World Group permanence due to an injury in his right wrist.
Brazil crushed the national team’s dreams for a place in the FIBA World Cup quarter-finals with a 85-65 victory.
Argentina’s national basketball national team booked their place in the FIBA World Cup last-16 with a convincing win over Senegal, prevailing 81-46 in a one-sided contest in Spain.
New Argentina coach Gerardo Martino affirmed that he was delighted with his players in a 4-2 victory over Germany, the first match in the national team for the man who replaced Alejandro Sabella.
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has called up midfielders Erik Lamela and Nicolás Gaitán to his squad to take on Germany this Wednesday, after the new trainer saw his preparations for the friendly match disrupted by injury.
Just one day before beginning his reign as Argentina coach with a friendly against Germany, Gerardo Martino admitted that he faced a huge challenge with the nation and that he held a great responsibility at the helm of the World Cup finalists.
Argentine Davis Cup coach Martín Jaite has chosen the four players that will represent the South American nation against Israel in the US, in a match for World Group permanence to be played between the 12th and 14th of September at the Sunrise Tennis Club.
The national basketball team lost 90-85 to Croatia, in its second match after yesterday’s perfect start against Puerto Rico, when coach Julio Lamas' team won 98-78.
Lionel Messi picked up a hamstring strain in Barcelona's 1-0 victory over Villarreal in La Liga, and is now likely to miss Argentina's friendly against Germany on Wednesday.
The Argentina national basketball team signed off pre-World Cup preparations with another reverse, this time against Spain, who defeated a depleted side 86-53 in their last friendly..
Argentina national basketball team beat Puerto Rico 98-75 in its World Cup campaign in Seville, Spain. The match for Group B started at 12.30pm (Argentine time) at the Sevilla Arena.
New Argentine coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino has said the main objective in the upcoming match of the Albiceleste against World champion Germany is not the score but to “transmit” a new “idea” of play.
Argentina's Davis Cup tennis captain Martín Jaite has named his final squad for the international tournament, after announcing that he will step down after the World Group play-off with Israel in September.
New Argentina coach Gerardo Martino sprung no surprises as he named his first squad as head of the national team, picking the same players who reached the final of the World Cup last month for an upcoming friendly against winners Germany.
Former tennis player José Luis “Batata” Clerc has spoken with head of the Argentine Tenis Association (AAT) Héctor Romaní and offered to replace Davis Cup coach Martín Jaite after the match Argentina will play against Israel in September.
Born on November 20, 1962 in Rosario, Martino was a midfielder and captained Newell's Old Boys where he spent the bulk of his playing career before coaching Paraguay to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 2010.
Israel today presented the US city of Sunrise as their preferred venue to play the upcoming Davis Cup play-off against Argentina, with Cyprus capital Nicosia another possibility for the World Group relegation tie.
Argnetina's Davis Cup tie against Israel originally scheduled for Tel Aviv next month has been moved to Florida, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said.
The Davis Cup play-offs between Argentina and Israel will not take place in Tel Aviv as it was planned for September 12-14 due to the ongoing armed conflict in Gaza, the International Tennis Federation said.
Former Newell's Old Boys coach Gerardo Martino has held his first meeting with directors from the Argentine Football Association (AFA), who hope to make the Rosario native the successor to Alejandro Sabella in charge of the national team.
Argentine Olympic medallist and national lightweight boxing champion Abel Laudonio died at 75, his wife Nora Mabel Bello confirmed.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi and FIFA president Sepp Blatter are among leading figures in world soccer expected to attend the wake of former Argentine FA president Julio Grondona today.
The Argentine basketball team lost today 68-59 to locals Brazil in the Three Nations Cup final match in Río de Janeiro, an exhibition tournament that serves as preparation before the 2014 Spain World Cup.
The Argentine national basketball today presented the shirts that will be used in the upcoming World Cup, electing to use the number of absent superstar Emanuel Ginobili for the display model shown in the Buenos Aires planetarium.
The Argentina national team could be without one of its stars in the upcoming basketball World Cup in Spain, after Emanuel Ginóbili was today informed by the San Antonio Spurs that, due to injury, he would not be allowed to take part in the competition.
Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit as national team coach, Argentine Football Association (AFA) president Julio Grondona confirmed today to reporters.
Argentinos Juniors president Luis Segura will take over at the top of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), after the death of current chief Julio Humberto Grondona earlier today.
Argentine basketball player Manuel Ginóbili revealed today he is suffering from a stress fracture in his right leg and might miss the 2014 basketball World Cup to be played in Spain from August 30 to September 14.
Argentina national team coach Alejandro Sabella will finally meet next week with Argentine Football Association (AFA) President Julio Grondona, as talks between the two to discuss the trainer's continuity were postponed today.
Argentine football icon and former Albiceleste coach during the South Africa 2010 World Cup Diego Armando Maradona say today Argentina played “badly” in the Brazil World Cup, and stated Messi had a better performance playing with him than with coach Sabella.
The Argentine mens' hockey team beat England 2-0 to win today's World Cup bronze-medal match in The Hague, Netherlands, while the hosts went down in the final to Australia.
Spain's public prosecutor has asked a judge to dismiss charges against Lionel Messi for alleged tax evasion, arguing his father was responsible for his finances and not the Barcelona forward.
River Plate's new coach Marcelo Gallardo will have his first chance to meet the squad tomorrow, when he takes over the start of pre-season training at the current champions of Argentine football.
Independiente's suffering in the second tier of Argentine football has come to an end almost exactly a year after going down, as the Avellaneda side vanquished Huracán 2-0 to regain their place in the Primera División.
The Argentina national team have enjoyed a positive start to pre-World Cup preparations as they lead Trinidad & Tobago 3-0.
The Six Nations champions began life without the talismanic Brian O'Driscoll by eventually easing to victory in Resistencia.
The Argentina women's hockey team left it late to grab an agonising 2-1 victory over England, reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup with a last-minute goal. The men also tasted victory with a 5-0 drubbing of South Korea.
Argentina’s national team for Brazil World Cup joined Twitter today, with the verified @Argentina account.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has decided on the 23 men who will represent the nation in the 2014 World Cup, with José Sosa, Nicolás Otamendi and Ever Banega missing out on a place in the final squad.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has confessed that he left the confirmation of the 23 men who will represent the 'Albiceleste' in the 2014 World Cup to the very last minute, as he grappled with doubts over who would miss out on the Brazil-based tournament.
Rivals Brazil and Argentina are set to meet in the World Cup final in July, with the host country winning the title for a record sixth time, US investment bank Goldman Sachs have predicted in a report.
Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago proved his fitness and declared himself confident as Argentina's World Cup hopefuls carried out their first open training session, while coach Alejandro Sabella named Maxi Rodríguez as the replacement for Di Maria on the left.
The Argentina women's hockey team, 'Las Leonas', enjoyed a winning start to their World Cup campaign as they took down South Africa 4-1, while the men's team went down to hosts the Netherlands in The Hague.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has confirmed that tomorrow he would make the first cuts from a provisional list of 30 players ahead of the 2014 World Cup, while admitting that he still was not certain about the composition of the final 23-man squad.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has reduced his preliminary World Cup squad to 26 players, after Lisandro López, Gabriel Mercado, Fabián Rinaudo and Franco Di Santo were told that there services would not be required in Brazil 2014.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has affirmed that his objective is to put the 'Albiceleste' among the top four nations at the 2014 World Cup, as his charges began training today ahead of the tournament held in Brazil during June and July.
Real Madrid attacking midfielder Ángel Di María has suffered an edema in a muscle in his left leg, banishing worries that the Argentina international had torn the muscle while ruling him out of play until the final of the Champions League, on May 24.
Martín Demichelis, Gabriel Mercado, Fabián Rinaudo and Franco Di Santo were surprisingly included in Argentina's provisional World Cup squad, while Carlos Tevez was left out.
Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi has arrived in the country, ready to “switch gears” and have a great World Cup with the national squad after a lacklustre performance this season at Barcelona.
Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago has suffered a ligament injury affecting his left knee, which will rule the player out for the rest of the Final championship and also puts in doubt his fitness for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
Two goals in 10 first half minutes from Sebastian Giovinco and Fernando Llorente were enough for Juventus to close in on their third straight Serie A title with a 2-0 stroll at Udinese today.
Inter president Erick Thohir has confirmed that veteran Argentine defender Javier Zanetti will hang up his boots at the end of the current season, putting an end to his illustrious football career at the age of 40.
Argentina's international rugby B team Los Pampas XV are celebrating today after lifting the Pacific Cup in Australia, downing Reds A in the final 36-21 to cap an unbeaten campaign in the tournament.
Two goals in seven first-half minutes from Carlos Tevez kept Juventus on course for a third successive Serie A title with a 2-1 win over Parma which ended the away side's 17-match unbeaten run and set a record of 15 straight home wins in a season.
Argentina and Romania drew 0-0 in Bucarest this afternoon in the final trial before manager Alejandro Sabella presents the squad list for the World Cup finals in Brazil.
The ex Inter Milan and Lazio striker and the top scorer in the Argentine league this year, has turned down an offer from Chile to be part of their World Cup squad.
Sergio Romero will be Argentina's first-choice goalkeeper at the World Cup in Brazil in June despite spending most of his time at Monaco on the bench, national coach Alejandro Sabella said.
Lionel Messi's first-half goal earned Barcelona a 1-1 draw and a 3-1 aggregate win over Real Sociedad, setting up their fourth King's Cup final in six years.
German sports apparel manufacturer Adidas has unveiled the away shirt that Argentina will use during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which combines different shades of blue in its banded design.
A wonderful strike from former Argentina international Carlos Tévez proved the difference for Serie A leaders Juventus, as they defeated Turin rivals Torino 1-0 to maintain a nine-point lead at the top of the Italian championship.
Carlos Tevez scored two early goals for Juventus before the Serie A leaders squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw at Verona today.
Alejandro Sabella appears to have once more closed the doors on Carlos Tevez making the Argentina squad for the World Cup, affirming that his final list is unlikely to contain surprises.
The Argentine striker flicked home Jose Callejon's mishit shot with eight minutes left to squeeze past a well-organised Lazio side and set up a potentially fiery clash with Roma, who are six points ahead of third-placed Napoli in the Serie A table.
Italy’s Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli beat Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos and Eduardo Schwank in four sets in Mar del Plata’s “Patinódromo”. Italy now wins the series 2-1
The 2014 Dakar Rally began with motorbikes and cuadbikes setting off from the city of Rosario, Santa Fe province, with a large crowd turning out in the morning to see competitors take off in the famous race.
Bolstered by the Argentine, who started for the first time in 2014, Barcelona had to come from a goal down to rescue a 1-1 draw at mid-table Levante today, leaving Atletico Madrid with a chance to go top of La Liga.
European football governing body UEFA has announced that an aerosol invented by an Argentine to mark out distances at free kicks would be tested at the upcoming European Under-17 Championships.
Edgardo Bauza today met with San Lorenzo’s president Matías Lammens and closed the deal which confirms the Rosario native as the new Ciclón head coach.
Argentina will play Romania in a friendly in Bucharest on March 5 and complete their World Cup warm-up programme at home to Slovenia on June 7.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is hoping for an injury free 2014 as his recovery from a thigh injury nears completion, the World Player of the Year said today.
Juventus will end 2013 five points clear at the top of Serie A after a 4-1 victory at Atalanta stretched their winning league run to nine games.
Valencia have completed the appointment of Argentine coach Juan Antonio Pizzi to replace the sacked Miroslav Djukic, the La Liga club said today.
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.
Napoli suffered an agonising exit from the Champions League after beating Premier League leaders Arsenal 2-0 this afternoon, with Argentine Gonzalo Higuain hitting the first goal.
Football legend Diego Maradona has predicted that Argentina will lift their third World Cup in Brazil next year, although to do so they will have to defeat the hosts, according to the outspoken former star.
Barcelona forward, Argentine Lionel Messi, will be out for between six and eight weeks with a hamstring injury, the La Liga leaders said today.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lionel Messi will not lead Argentina against Italy in tomorrow's friendly in Rome after pulling out with muscle fatigue, Argentine media reported.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi has declared on his Facebook page that he is "surprised" by accusations of tax avoidance.
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.
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.
France's Sebastien Loeb won the Rally of Argentina for the eighth year in a row in a Citroen.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Argentina's national footbal team wins Venezuela 2-0 in the eliminatory round for the 2014 World Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Follow the Argentine team at the London Olympics with this day-by-day guide showing all the Argentine athletes' schedules, across all categories.
Female field hockey player Luciana Aymar headed the Argentine delegation into the Olympic stadtium during the opening ceremony in London.
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Following the Argentine athletes in London? Here are Friday's results from all of the categories involving members of Argentina's team.
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.
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.
Independiente's injury-plagued former Barcelona and Argentina defender Gabriel Milito has decided to retire at the end of the Argentine season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Universidad de Chile thrashed Mendoza's Godoy Cruz 5-1 at Santa Laura Stadium for the Group 8 of the Libertadores de America Cup.
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 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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Argentina’s female hockey team, Las Leonas, thrashed Barbados 19-0, and achieved the semi-finals of the 2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coach Sergio Batista filed a lawsuit against Diego Maradona accusing him of slander and called for a 20,000 pesos fine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Argentina national football team’s coach Sergio Batista named the following 23-man squad for the Copa America on home soil starting on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mendoza’s Godoy Cruz defeated Independiente 3-1 in the first match between two Argentine teams at the Libertadores de América Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Argentina's friendly against Portugal scheduled for Feb. 9 has been moved to Geneva from London, the Argentine Football Association said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
An Argentine court has ordered pop star Justin Bieber to appear before it within two months to face questions about an alleged assault on a photographer at a Buenos Aires nightclub last year, state-run news agency Télam reported.
Argentine journalist José Ricardo "Pepe" Eliaschev died earlier today at 69 years old, after losing his fight against pancreatic cancer. His health condition had deteriorated rapidly in the past weeks and he was hospitalized last weekend.
Renowned actress and tango singer Virginia Luque died at 86 of an infectious disease last night at his home, her husband Lionel Godoy confirmed.
Fans of Argentine rock legend Gustavo Cerati mourned their idol by listening to his music and downloading his best albums, which led to a massive boost in local sales for the singer.
It has been 50 years since iconic Argentine cartoon character Mafalda, created by Joaquín Salvador Lavado –better known as Quino-, was first published but her progressive ideals and her reflections on war, poverty and political repression remain as valid as when she was first read by the Argentine public in the weekly publication Primera Plana in 1964.
Tango singer Nelly Omar died today at her home aged 102 years old. She was part of Argentina's tango and popular music's golden age, which included other immense artists such as Tita Merello, Azucena Maizani, Libertad Lamarque and Ada Falcón.
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.
A group of local fans, some of them using the Albiceleste kit, passed over security forces at Argentina’s bunker in Belo Horizonte to greet the players, after today’s open training session.
A Canadian tourist visiting Buenos Aires recorded with a camera hidden in his helmet the exact moment an armed man tries to rob him while riding a bike in La Boca neighbourhood.
The wife of the armed robber that jumped into the spotlight last week as he was caught on camera when he tried to rob a Canadian tourist at gunpoint defended his husband and said he “fears for his life.”
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.
The Barack Obama administration will not support Argentina in its long-standing dispute with vulture funds suing the South American country over its defaulted bonds more than a decade ago, US State Secretary John Kerry has warned. Still, the American official praised what he considered some “positive steps” the Kirchnerite government has taken.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lionel Messi's Copa America dream lay in tatters after Argentina were beaten by old rivals Uruguay in a dramatic quarter-final.
Each team competing for the Copa América counts with its own star players. Watch here the list and their photos.
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.
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.
After the presidential welcome at their arrival back from Brazil, the players and coach of the national World Cup team thanked the warm welcome of the thousands of fan that celebrated their performance in Ezeiza airport and in the streets of Buenos Aires city.
The video, prepared by the Government House press team is a montage of goals and memorable moments from the Albiceleste campaign, which included five victories, one defeat and a penalty shoot-out win over the Netherlands in the semi finals.
The national team landed in Buenos Aires minutes before 11 a.m. at Ezeiza airport and were welcomed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner at the AFA facility in Ezeiza. They were expected in Buenos Aires to meet the fans at the Obelisc but they finally stayed in Ezeiza, following the authorities' advice.
The Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich congratulated the national team for its performance at Brazil’s World Cup and condemned the vandalism that marred yesterday’s celebrations in downtown Buenos Aires.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner welcomed the World Cup team back home and thanked them for defending the Argentina colours. “As the President of 40 million Argentines I felt immense pride for how you defended the colours of Argentina,” she said.
Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano said the pain suffered by the 1-0 defeat against Germany in injury time will “last a lifetime,” while adding the team lacked "a little bit of luck."
Argentine fans gathered at the Obelisco monument in 9 de Julio avenue and other spots in Buenos Aires City to celebrate the Albiceleste's performance in the World Cup in spite of the defeat against the German side in the final match.
Argentine forward Lionel Messi affirmed he feels “devastated” about the loss against Germany while saying the Albiceleste forwards had several chances to score but could not seize them.
A clinical finish from Germany's Mario Götze finally downed Argentina in the final minutes of extra time, as the young forward came off the bench to seal a 1-0 victory for Joachim Low's men, and their fourth World Cup title in Rio de Janeiro's Maracaná Stadium.
The coach of the Argentina national team Alejandro Sabella paid tribute to his players despite an agonising 1-0 defeat to Germany in the final of the World Cup, stating that he was proud of the men who brought the Albiceleste to their first final in 24 years.
There was scant consolation for Argentina captain Lionel Messi after seeing his team go down in the 2014 World Cup final to Germany, as the Barcelona star lifted the Golden Ball award given to the best player across the tournament.
Argentine football icon Diego Maradona said Argentina “must win” tomorrow against Germany and affirmed that he would be more than glad to see forward Lio Messi outplay him in the World Cup final vs Germany.
In the eve of the World Cup final, Argentine icon Diego Maradona expressed his optimism about Argentina’s chances to earn its third trophy, saying the national team has “more thirst for glory” than its rivals.
Over 100,000 Argentine fans arrived in Río de Janeiro to cheer for the national team in the eve of today’s final against Germany at the Maracaná.
American legendary rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival said they were “honored” that their song “Bad Moon Rising” was adapted by Argentine fans to mock host Brazil in the 2014 World Cup.
Argentina have a great asset in four-times world player of the year Lionel Messi but they are far more than just a one-man show, Germany coach Joachim Loew warned ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday.
Argentina must play a flawless game on Sunday if they are to beat a powerful German team and lift the World Cup for the third time, their coach Alejandro Sabella said.
Scalpers seem determined to take advantage on Argentineans seeking for a spot at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro where the Albiceleste will face Germany in the World Cup finals on Sunday. Tickets are being offered online for $129 thousand pesos. Fortunately (?), access is “guaranteed.”
Italian Nicola Rizzoli will referee Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracaná, Massimo Busacca, FIFA's head of refereeing told reporters. Earlier today, rumors appointed Swedish Jonas Eriksson as the chosen referee for the final, but finally Rizzoli was officially announced.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is to step down after Sunday's World Cup final against Germany regardless of the result, his agent revaled today.
Argentine forward Sergio “Kun” Agüero said today the German side will be “a great rival” for the Albiceleste in the World Cup final at Maracaná, and pointed out the team “can’t make the same mistakes” they made in South Africa 2010, when Argentina lost to the Teutons 4-0 in quarter-finals.
Brazil forward Neymar has done the unpredictable once again by revealing he will support Brazil's biggest rivals Argentina in Sunday's World Cup final against Germany at Maracaná stadium in Río.
Argentina have been fined 300,000 Swiss francs ($336,000) for failing to bring players to four pre-match news conferences during the World Cup, FIFA said in a statement on today.
The Argentina national team today returned to the training ground in Belo Horizonte's Cidade do Galo focused on the final of the World Cup following a dramatic penalty shoot-out win to overcome the Netherlands, while Ángel Di María's return to activity was a welcome sight.
Defeated Netherlands star Arjen Robben has thrown his weight behind Germany for the upcoming World Cup final against Argentina, claiming that the Albiceleste have no hope of winning their third title in a repeat of the 1990 decider.
One 16 year-old teenager and one 45 year-old man died yesterday of heart attack after Argentina beat the Netherlands in the World Cup semi-finals.
After Brazil’s humiliating 7 to 1 defeat before Germany, President Dilma Rousseff was hoping to relieve some of the pain by crushing Argentina in a third-place match, the founder of the International Medical Assistance company, Edson Bueno, revealed after a meeting with the head of State.
Argentina are not intimidated by facing Germany in the World Cup final despite seeing them tear hosts Brazil to shreds in the semis, striker Gonzalo Higuaín said.
A day after Argentina wrote into history its World Cup semi-final clash against the Netherlands, midfielder Lucas Biglia said making it to Sunday’s match involves “an inexplicable feeling” and showed confidence that “football gives revenge” as the Albiceleste will be facing its WC’s historic executioner: Germany.
Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero has thanked his family, friends and Albiceleste fans who supported him “from the start” after denying two penalties to the Netherlands and giving Argentina the first pass to the World Cup finals since 1990.
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal was left to regret the fact he could not use his specialist penalty-saver Tim Krul in the World Cup semi-final shootout which they lost 4-2 to Argentina.
Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero wrote his name into the nation's football history as he saved two penalties during a nail-biting penalty shoot-out, confirming Argentina's place in the World Cup final after a 0-0 draw against the Netherlands in Sao Paulo.
Over 6 thousand Argentines arrived in Sao Paulo to cheer the Albiceleste against the Netherlands in the World Cup semi-finals, according to Ezeiza airport and Aeroparque airport sources.
Argentine coach Alejandro Sabella has assured he “suffered a great deal” during the win against the Netherlands by penalty kicks and said the team will have to "give everything" in the field in the final at Maracaná against Germany.
Argentina's national team arrived in Sao Paulo where it will face the Netherlands tomorrow at the Corinthians Arena for the World Cup semi-final.
Netherlands striker Robin van Persie is a doubt for tomorrow's World Cup semi-final against Argentina after coming down with stomach problems, coach Louis van Gaal said.
Argentina interrupted preparations for their World Cup semi-final to watch Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil, a result coach Alejandro Sabella said illustrated the unpredictability and beauty of football.
World football governing body FIFA has revealed that the son of Argentina Football Association (AFA) president Julio Grondona, Humberto, must present a report explaining his actions following a scandal over the resale of tickets at the 2014 World Cup.
Argentina striker Sergio Agüero was cleared to play this Wednesday in the World Cup semi-final against the Netherlands after recovering from injury, while winger Angel Di Maria was ruled out with a muscle problem but could appear before the end of the tournament.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi was among the members of the national team who paid tribute to the late Alfredo Di Stefano, after the Real Madrid idol passed away today at the age of 88.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said the match versus Belgium was the best game the Albiceleste has played so far during the tournament and highlighted the team’s defensive performance.
Forward Gonzalo Higuaín scored the decisive goal against Belgium, after 4 World Cup games with no goals. The Napoli attacker said he knew he would have an opportunity to score.
Ángel Di María will undergo a scan on his injured thigh after the midfielder hobbled out of their quarter-final win over Belgium.
The Argentine ambassador in Brazil Luis Maria Kreckler has revealed that just under 170,000 citizens have so far travelled to the country since June 12, the beginning of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the neighbouring country.
And they did it again. Argentina fans have flocked the city of Brasilia to support Sabella’s squad at the Mané Garrincha stadium where the twice champions will take on Belgium in the World Cup quarter-finals.
When Ángel Di María finally smashed the ball into the net, an agonising cry made Buenos Aires City tremble. A camera registered that moment of relief as thousands celebrated the albiceleste going ahead against Switzerland.
Injured Argentina star Sergio Agüero stepped up his rehabilitation with several exercises on the ball, as the Albiceleste resumed training in Belo Horizonte following Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Switzerland.
An estimated 40,000 Argentina fans descended on Sao Paulo as the national team sought victory over Switzerland in order to continue their journey in the 2014 World Cup.
Argentine national team coach Alejandro Sabella's has defended his side's performance after an agonising 1-0 win over Switzerland in the World Cup last 16, affirming that the Albiceleste should have prevailed in the 90 minutes before extra time.
Argentina will soon learn the identity of their opposition in the quarter-final of the 2014 World Cup, as the United States and Belgium face off in the final last 16 tie. The winner will meet the Albiceleste on Saturday.
Argentina trained behind closed doors before travelling to Sao Paulo this afternoon, where the national squad will face Switzerland for its round-of-16 clash on Tuesday.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has affirmed both Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi occupy a special place in the nation's football history, as the trainer prepares for Tuesday's clash against Switzerland.
Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuaín said he feels calm and confident in spite of not having scored any goal for the Albiceleste during the group stage.
Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero said the Albiceleste can’t make any mistakes in its own field and warned about Swiss “powerful attack” days before the last-16 match against the European side.
Argentina forward Sergio Agüero will undergo medical tests on his left thigh after being replaced by coach Alejandro Sabella during the game won 3-2 against Nigeria in Porto Alegre, due to muscular pain.
By Dan Edwards Ever since the city was dubbed the ‘Paris of South America,’ Buenos Aires has had a special affinity with France. Founding father San Martín may have been born in Argentina, but he spent his final days living in Boulogne sur-Mer, in the heart of the European nation.
Agüero's injury is a major blow to the South Americans' campaign to capture a third World Cup, this time on the soil of their great rivals Brazil.
An Argentine fan was wounded in the leg by a gunshot and had to seek medical treatment in Porto Alegre after arguing with a Brazilian national this morning in the city's Cidade Baixa neighbourhood.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella affirmed that his charges played well in taking down Nigeria 3-2 in today's World Cup clash in Porto Alegre, while playing down the significance of the goals conceded during a pulsating Group F match.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi highlighted the Albiceleste’s victory over the Nigerian side, in spite of the two goals scored by the African champions.
Argentine football icon Diego Armando Maradona said he will not be attending Argentina’s final Group F match against Nigeria today, after being accused of “jinxing” the national squad in the previous game against Iran. “I don’t want to be a problem, I won’t go to the game against Nigeria,” he said.
Porto Alegre was awash in a sea of sky-blue and white today as tens of thousands of Argentina fans flooded the southern Brazilian city for their team's concluding World Cup Group F match against Nigeria.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi scored twice and Marcos Rojo poked home in Porto Alegre to give the Albiceleste a 3-2 World Cup win over Nigeria, putting the nation top of Group F with a perfect nine points.
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro congratulated retired Argentine footballer Diego Maradona for his television program analyzing the World Cup and also saluted current Argentine goal-scorer Lionel Messi for carrying on the glory for Argentina.
Argentina need to raise their game and seize their chances to ensure victory over a fast and strong Nigeria side in their final World Cup Group F match, coach Alejandro Sabella said.
Twice World Cup winners Argentina lead Group F with six points and have already qualified. To win the group they need at least a draw against the Africa champions, the only team yet to concede a goal.
By Soledad YtuarteThe United States' representatives in Buenos Aires made a surprising move which had its more than 16 thousand followers active the whole weekend, responding to and re-tweeting football comments and strangely informal remarks.
Authorities showed off the new welcome wagon they plan to roll out if necessary as Porto Alegre braced for an Argentinean invasion for their final World Cup Group F match against Nigeria.
Argentina forward Lionel Messi lamented the Albiceleste hasn’t been able to show all its potential in the World Cup so far, but highlighted the victory against Iran and said the most important thing is having qualified to the last-16 stage after the first two games.
Argentine football icon Diego Armando Maradona was able to enter today the Mineirao arena in Belo Horizonte to watch Argentina beat Iran, after having been denied access to see the Albiceleste opener against Bosnia in Río de Janeiro last Sunday.
Argentina midfielder Ángel Di María fought back against critics of the team following a 1-0 World Cup victory over Iran, affirming that the team was on the right track despite a less than convincing display.
Holding African champions Nigeria to a stalemate is one thing, but miracles will be required if Iran are to get anything from their World Cup Group F clash against Lionel Messi's Argentina, coach Carlos Queiroz said.
Messi was critical of Argentina's first-half defensive formation in their World Cup opener against Bosnia despite a 2-1 win but those post-match comments were welcomed, coach Alejandro Sabella has said.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi has declared himself satisfied with a 2-1 win in the nation's 2014 World Cup debut against Bosnia-Herzegovina, while admitting that the first game of a tournament is always a nervy occasion for players.
Argentina's Group F rivals Iran and Nigeria laboured to the first stalemate of a scintillating World Cup with a dismal 0-0 draw that left both sides still chasing their first victory at a finals since 1998.
Two Argentine fans were arrested for chanting racist insults at Brazilians inside the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro yesterday, local police said.
A wonderful strike from Lionel Messi in the second half helped Argentina to a narrow 2-1 victory in the Maracaná, as Alejandro Sabella's men downed Bosnia-Herzegovina in a tight match to pick up the maximum three points in their World Cup curtain-raiser.
More than 20,000 Argentina fans packed Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracaná stadium for a chance to see Lionel Messi and Co. start their World Cup campaign, as the 'Albiceleste' took on Bosnia & Herzegovina in the Group F curtain-raiser.
The Argentina national team carried out behind closed doors their first training session since arriving in Brazil, as preparations continue for Sunday's World Cup debut against Bosnia & Herzegovina.
An Argentine soccer fan suffered a broken finger after three Brazilians tried to rip an Argentina flag from his hands in World Cup host city Belo Horizonte, media reported. The victim is 32-year-old Rubén Lucero.
Argentine football legend today wished coach Alejandro Sabella and the Albiceleste good luck ahead of the team's upcoming World Cup campaign, while once more criticising manager Carlos Bilardo and Argentine FA (AFA) president Julio Grondona.
Cidade de Galo, Atlético Mineiro’s training camp and the Albiceleste’s bunker during the World Cup, revealed today a peculiar welcoming sign for Argentina’s national team, set by the Argentine Football Federation.
In the last Albiceleste warm up match before the World Cup debut, Alejandro Sabella’s alternative squad beat Slovenia 2-0 at Estadio Único in La Plata.
Primary and secondary schoolchildren will be able to watch Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina national team from their classrooms during the World Cup, according to Education minister Alberto Sileoni.
Supreme Court Justice Raúl Zaffaroni said that “not agreeing to dicuss candidates” for his replacement once his resignation becomes effective on December 31 “is institutional irresponsibility” referring to opposition lawmakers who have said that they will not give consensus in Congress to any candidate proposed by the Executive.
The official communiqué of the G20 summit released at the end of the bloc’s meeting in Brisbane, Australia, included a paragraph on sovereign debt restructuring process, as requested by Argentina. Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman celebrated it and described it as ‘historic’.
After attending the G20 summit in Brisbane, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman will travel to New York tomorrow to resume talks on the development of a legal framework to regulate restructuring of foreign sovereign debt, a project that was suggested by Argentina with the support of the G77+China and approved by the UN General Assembly in September.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich joined Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman in celebrating the inclusion of an “anti-vulture” clause in the final G20 summit document. He described it as “a sign of progress” ahead of the convention called by the UN.
The federal government has strengthened its control over the expenditure and income of currency in foreign trade through the creation of the Tracking and Tracing of Foreign Trade Transactions Unit.
Ahead of a meeting with transportation unions, the cabinet chief rejected once again the reopening of national salary negotiations or any reform in income tax floor, demanded by workers across the country.
The informal rate of the US currency rose 10 cents to 13.48 pesos in undergound foreign exchange houses, having spent much of the day lower before recovering ground late in trading. Meanwhile, the official rate traded steady at 8.525 pesos.
The head of the Financial Information Unit praised the creation of the Tracking and Tracing of Foreign Trade Transactions Unit to fight tax evasion and capital flight by multinational companies and denied that those illegal manoeuvers are not related to the gap between the informal and the official dollar rate.
Omar Chabán, the former manager of Cromañón nightclub which caught fire in 2004 with 194 casualties and over 1,400 injured died today after losing his fight against Hodgkin's lymphoma.
The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has released its figures for the unemployment level in the third quarter of 2014, showing that 7.5 percent of the population were looking for work.
After the INDEC statistics bureau announced a 7.5% increase in the country’s unemployment, Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich denied that it was a “sharp raise,” as reported by media, and defended the government’s “active policies” to protect jobs.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the government’s meeting with representatives of various trade unions in the transport sector was “positive,” despite unionists considering possible strikes after no deal was reached.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich celebrated once again the inclusion of the inclusion of sovereign debt restructuring processes in a clause in the final G20 summit document. “Our country has helped to change history,” he said, in tune with a series of tweets by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
The informal rate of the US dollar rose seven cents in today's trading to close at 13.55 pesos, having fallen earlier on. Meanwhile, the blue-chip swap rate fell 16 cents to 11.93 pesos, breaking the 12-peso mark. The stock exchange rate dropped 26 cents to 12.01 pesos, its lowest value since August 8.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said that “employment is the government’s main obsession,” after the INDEC statistics bureau reported that unemployment rate climbed to 7.5% in the third quarter of the year.
Head of the Central Bank Alejandro Vanoli said that “many forecasted a year-end with reserves losses and higher legal or illegal exchange rates but all that is now only an expression of wishes, it is not real.”
Despite the 10 days of convalescence ordered by her doctors, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner continued with an official schedule in Olivos and met with key members of her cabinet this afternoon.
Radical (UCR) party members vowed to support a presidential candidate of their own in next year’s general elections after a key conclave in San Fernando, Buenos Aires province.
Head of ministers Jorge Capitanich said that many Argentineans do not feel the need to wait until January 2016 for the Code - which rules for everyday life in the country -, to come into effect.
The government defended today its decision to alter the estimates for the 2015 budget with a decree, adding 39.9 billions pesos. Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the measure was based on estimations of higher incomes from tax collection.
The so-called “blue” dollar traded steady and closed at 13.55 pesos today, after earlier falls. Meanwhile, the blue-chip swap rate plunged 23 cents to 11.75 pesos, after yesterday's sharp decline.
The so-called "blue" dollar closed the week at 13.38 pesos, 12 cents lower than yesterday's closing price, according to a poll released by ambito.com. Parallel exchange offices closed yesterday amid inspections.
Justice Secretary Julián Álvarez has joined the group of government officials who have questioned recent judicial raids at the Hotesur company partly owned by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Álvarez accused federal judge Claudio Bonadío –who ordered the raids- of “extortion” and a “clear institutional coup-mongering.”
The US dollar closed up half a cent to 8.535 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices. Meanwhile, the so called "blue" dollar fell to 13.35 pesos, and the blue-chip swap rate was one cent down at 11.97 pesos.
After a month of absence from government activity due to a medical condition, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner resumed public duties with a warning that her administration's economic and spending policies would not change despite opposition pressure.
After a speech at the Argentine Construction Chamber following 26 days of public absence, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner used her Twitter account to suggest that Federal judge Claudio Bonadío is a shareholder of a private company which has failed to present its accounts on time.
The so called blue dollar ended the week ten cents lower at 13.10 pesos, according to a poll released by ámbito.com. The official rate, meanwhile, closed half a cent up at 8.54 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.
The Merval stock index plunged today 3.1 percent, dragged by oil shares worldwide following OPEC's decision not to cut output reinforced prospects of an oil supply glut around the world. Argentine YPF and Brazilian Petrobras fell 4.2% and 7.4%.
The dissident CTA umbrella union has vowed to mobilize between December 10 and 20 if it doesn’t receive a favourable response to its requests for an end-of -year bonus, an increase in the income tax floor and a jump in pensions.
The United States Congress is set to confirm Noah Mamet as the nation's new ambassador to Argentina, filling the post that has been empty for over a year since Vilma Martínez vacated the job on July 4 2013.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich stressed the importance of moving forward in the inquiry on HSBC for allegedly helping citizens and companies stash their money in secret Swiss banks accounts and called for a “frontal fight against tax evasion.”
The informal rate of the US currency traded ten cents lower at 13.00 pesos today, following an earlier 15-cent plunge. Meanwhile, the US dollar advanced one cent to close at 8.555 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.
Victory Front’s Senator Aníbal Fernández said he is meeting later today with the head of the Lower House Budget Committee Roberto Feletti to finalize details for the creation of the Congressional Commision to look into HSBC’s alleged illegal plan to help 4,040 clients evade taxes.
The informal rate of the US currency climbed five cents to 13.05 pesos today, after ending at its lowest value in three weeks yesterday. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded steady to close at 8.555 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.
The so called "blue" dollar fell 13 cents today to close at 12.92 pesos, as fear of renewed government controls spread in underground exchange houses in Buenos Aires City.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof announced that between December 10 and 12, the government will offer early payment of Boden 2015 bonds, which matures next October. The official said the decision seeks to tackle “speculative, propaganda maneouvres” by vulture funds against Argentina.
The so called “blue dollar” plunged 14 cents to close at 12.78 pesos on the last day of the financial week, following yesterday's mark when greenbacks in the informal market broke the 13-peso barrier losing 13 cents as a result of ongoing official controls and raids.
Following yesterday’s yellow alert for Buenos Aires City and Rosario, as temperatures reached 35 degrees Celsius, the national weather service (SMN) earlier warned about severe storms and wind gusts before lifting the caution later on.
Argentines across the political spectrum should work to maintain stability ahead of October's presidential election, Pope Francis said in an interview published by La Nación newspaper.
The head of the Argentine Industrial Union, Héctor Méndez referred today to Economy Minister Axel Kicillof in statements to a radio station.
The Asociación Bancaria union confirmed a 48-hour strike for public banks across the country tomorrow and on Friday, demanding the payment of a 7,500-pesos wage bonus that has already been paid to workers of private banks.
Paul Singer, head of one of the hedge funds in dispute with Argentina, made statements regarding the judicial dispute with the country at the DealBook’s annual conference celebrated in New York.
The so called “blue” dollar climbed 15 cents to close at 12.85 pesos, following Thursday’s 8-cent drop. The gap between the official and the parallel rates of the American currency stayed below 50 percent, affecting the purchase of greenbacks for saving.
In a press conference from the Economy Ministry, Axel Kicillof unveiled that the federal government obtained 185 million dollars as part of the Boden 2015 debt swap process announced last week. The figure represents only two percent of the total amount.
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) warned over heavy storms to take place this afternoon, including occasional gusts and possible hailstones in Buenos Aires City and its surroundings, Santa Fe, Córdoba and Entre Ríos.
The Chancellors and several ministers of the countries of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) have gathered in Paraná, Entre Ríos province today, before the head of states arrive tomorrow for the official kick off of the bloc’s 47th summit.
The president arrived yesterday in Paraná, Entre Ríos province, to welcome the heads of states of MERCOSUR who meet today for the bloc’s 47th summit to plough through a loaded agenda, including the creation of a “Mercosur citizenship” and the entry of Bolivia –currently an associate state- as a full member.
Mario Bendit, a broker and financial assessor who went missing since Tuesday was found death this afternoon with a shot in his head. The body appeared in Costanera south neighbourhood, Buenos Aires City.
The government today declared the "epidemiological alert" due to the ebola spread, which means authorities will strengthen control measures in air and land frontiers, as well as increase human and hospital resources to be preapred for the global threat.
Parallel dollar rates closed the week with the blue-chip swap rate 17 cents lower at 13.29 pesos, and the stocks exchange rate down 10 cents to 13.18 pesos.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today assured Argentina will keep on looking for a solution to the vulture fund dispute and will encourage dialogue to reach a deal.
A court-appointed mediator said today he would hold a meeting next week between lawyers for Argentina and creditors suing the country in a longstanding dispute over defaulted debt.
Labour Minister Carlos Tomada acknowledged the unemployment rate rose slightly this year, in comparison with the same period of 2013.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof assured today that “the international financial system is under reform as result of the Argentine position,” with the so called vulture funds.
Argentinean Mariano Mastromarino finished first, beating this year's favourites Kenyan Lucy Karimi and Julius Karinga in a race where over 10,000 runners -including professional athletes from around the world but also amateurs and even some enthusiastic tourists- ran through the capital’s most famous landmarks.
Supreme Court Justice Enrique Santiago Petracchi has died at the age of 78. He was a member of the Court since 1983, when he was appointed by former president Raúl Alfonsín.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof has assured that the government is not seeking international financing despite current economic problems. “Argentina is not precluded from international credit, but it has decided not to take it,’ he stated.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti wrote a letter to honour deceased Justice Enrique Petracchi. He praised Petracchi's work in the Court and referred to the loss of Justice Carmen Argibay earlier this year.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will next year have to name a new member of the Supreme Court, which due to the passing of Enrique Petracchi and Raúl Zaffaroni's impending retirement will be reduced to just four justices.
Antonio Cafiero, an Argentine legendary politician, passed away today at the age of 92. He had been hospitalized this week due to pneumonia.
Supreme Court Justice Carlos Fayt today came on stage to regret Enrique Petracchi's death yesterday, and reaffirmed he would continue in his post ruling out resignation rumours.
After the passing of Supreme Court justice Enrique Petracchi yesterday, justice Raúl Zaffaroni confirmed he will retire in December, one month before turning 75 years old, forcing president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to name his replacement.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich denied government plans to endorse candidates for the Supreme Court after the passing of justice Enrique Petracchi and as justice Raúl Zaffaroni confirmed his retirement for December.
Victory Front national lawmaker Carlos Kunkel slammed today 96 year-old Supreme Court Magistrate, Carlos Fayt, arguing the judge intends to put himself “over the constitution.”
Amid growing debate over the composition of the Supreme Court following the passing of Enrique Petracchi and Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni’s retirement next December, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that there is no controversy.
Ruling Victory Front’s senator Aníbal Fernández considered a “stupidity” the opposition candidates’ pledge to abrogate laws passed during the Kirchnerite administration if they win the 2015 elections.
One of the six fugitives who broke out from a police station in Luján on Monday was recaptured today in nearby district of General Rodríguez, while the police continued to swoop the area for the remaining escapees.
PRO lawmaker Federico Pinedo said that his party has “proposals, not abrogations” when asked about recent remarks made by opposition lawmakers who pledged to abrogate laws passed during the Kirchnerite administration if they won the 2015 elections.
The informal rate fell four cents to 14.73 pesos today, amid rumours of new government controls in the illegal market. Meanwhile, the US dollar climbed half a cent to 8.49 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.
A group of at least four men used home-made explosives to rob an ATM cash dispenser in a bank in Mataderos neighbourhood in Buenos Aires City. A 25-year old suspect was arrested six blocks away from the bank.
Paul Singer, the billionaire director of hedge fund NML Capital currently involved in a legal dispute with Argentina in New York, has reportedly ended his association with a consultancy linked to former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright that aimed to reach an agreement in the sovereign debt conflict.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has unveiled a 30 percent increase in income for recipients of the Argentina Works welfare program starting from November 1, in a political rally celebrated in Tecnópolis conference centre, Buenos Aires Province.
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that an empty raft found in seas off the Brazilian coast belongs to the Tunante II sailing vessel, which has been missing for 49 days along with a crew of four Argentine nationals.
Amid rumours that bondholders might request a debt acceleration for immediate repayment before 2015, Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said the government had not received any formal notice for the triggering of acceleration clauses and urged bondholders to take legal actions against US judge Thomas Griesa.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the 1.4 percent increase in month-on-month price index figure for September announced yesterday by the national statistics bureau INDEC and slammed the the so-called “Congress Price Index” released by opposition lawmakers as “false” and “ridiculous”.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that some provincial governments have requested federal authorization to take credits in order to face the expenditures of the last trimestre but he said that it is in no way an “extraordinary” measure.
The blue-chip swap rate climbed 54 cents to 13.79 pesos today while the "blue" dollar fell eight cents to 14.65 pesos in a quiet market, amid growing fear of tighter government controls. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded steady at 8.49 pesos.
After a 45 minutes delay due to unfavourable weather conditions the ARSAT-1 geostationary satellite successfully launched this afternoon from a base in French Guiana, making it the first such craft fabricated entirely in Argentina.
The blue-chip swap fell nine cents to close at 13.70 pesos, keeping track with the stock exchange dollar, which jumped 28 cents to 13.55 pesos. Meanwhile, greenbacks in the informal market went up five cents to trade at 14.70 pesos, with traders fearing new controls.
The body of 16-year-old Luciano Arruga has been found dead after five years missing, head of CELS human rights organization Horacio Verbitsky announced in a press conference this afternoon.
Newly-appointed Central Bank governor Alejandro Vanoli denounced a “devaluation attempt” by concentrated powers and rejected any official plans to downward the value of the country’s currency. He pledged to discourage speculation and to “put and end to abuses from financial institutions.”
Search efforts continued for missing businessman Damián Stefanini in San Fernando, in Buenos Aires province. The 45-year-old man went missing on Friday morning, while his car was found empty and undamaged in the locality of Florida.
Argentina's ambassador to the Vatican Eduardo Valdés said that even though Pope Francis “has a better relationship with certain (presidential) candidates,” he does not think the pontiff “wants to meddle with” Argentina’s presidential succession.
As Argentineans celebrate Mother’s Day today, the country’s Mid-Sized Business Association (CAME) said that retail sales have dropped a 3.5 percent this year.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich blasted the National Audit Office (AGN) in response for a report that denounced the under-utilisation of the national budget for road work this year. He said the AGN is politically-oriented and aligned with opposition parties. “We need to diminish the value of this reports,” the official stated.
The cabinet chief said that the international economic crisis “has resulted in an economic slowdown” and praised the government’s efforts to maintain employment levels in an adverse context.
Buenos Aires police officers were swooping railways in Vicente López today, looking for leads on the disappearance of businessman Damián Stefanini, who went missing last Friday.
Gastón Aguirre, who found fame online and on local TV last month after he attempted to rob at gunpoint a Canadian tourist in La Boca while being filmed, has finally been arrested but not for anything related to robbery, he was accused of “resisting the authorities.”
The US dollar closed one cent up at 8.50 pesos today in Buenos Aires City banks and exchange offices. The blue-chip swap rate climbed 37 cents to 14.07 pesos.
Private and public banks will be paralysed on Wednesday due to a nation-wide strike called by the union which represents employees in the sector with renewed demands to update the income tax floor.
Justice Secretary Julián Álvarez defended the government’s plan to reform the Criminal Procedural Code and he rejected as “terrible and farcical” claims of it being part of a strategy to void corruptions probes.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich has defended the government’s plan to reform the Criminal Procedural Code, saying it will create a new, “faster and more efficient tool to fight crime.”
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will not be travelling to Chaco province on Thursday as it was scheduled. Ms. Kirchner had cancelled her agenda for 48 hours last Friday upon doctor’s orders after having been diagnosed with a case of pharyngitis.
After the Central Bank launched its largest operation in months against foreign exchange offices and stockbrokers, the blue-chip swap rate plunged 25 cents to close at 13.82 pesos, following yesterday’s 40-cent hike.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will finally travel to Chaco province on Thursday evening, Cabinet sources confirmed to ámbito.com. Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich had anounced earlier today that the visit had been suspended.
The Central Bank (BCRA) has launched a large control operation against foreign exchange offices, stockbrokers and credit unions in Buenos Aires and La Plata cities.
Following president Cristina Kirchner's announcement that a bill to reform the Criminal Procedural Code will be sent to Congress, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the project saying it ‘has achieved a high level of consensus among jurists and scholars.”
Bank clerks went on strike demanding an increase in the income tax floor and threatened with a 48-hour strike next month if their demands continue to go unanswered. Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s refusal of a tax floor raise.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich hit out against market forces whom he accused of trying to attack the administration of president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, as he appeared before the Senate for the latest briefing.
The so called “blue” dollar fell back by one cent to 14.69 pesos, amid growing fear after the Central Bank carried out one of its most important raids against trading houses and credit unions.
A US appeals court has dismissed an appeal by Argentina of an order directing Bank of New York Mellon Corp to hold onto $539 million the country deposited for its restructured bondholders.
The Lower House of Congress approved today a project of law that establishes the mandatory school age at four years old, and its integration into the national education system, sending the bill to the Senate.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich rejected statements made yesterday by economists gathered at the Institue for Argentina’s Entrepreneurial Development (IDEA) 50th annual conference in Mar del Plata that the current economic model is “finished”.
Starting March 2015, temporary appartment rentals in Argentina will have to be registered at the AFIP tax bureau, according to a decision published in the official bulletin.
The blue-chip swap rate continued its downward path today, sinking 40 cents to 13.07 pesos. The stock market currency also fell while the so called “blue” dollar reversed earlier losses and climbed one cent to 14.70 pesos.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that “there has been practically no change” in the number of real estate agencies in the past year, in response to remarks by the vicepresident of the Argentine Real Estate Chamber, Armando Pepe, who had said that 884 real estate firms had closed in Buenos Aires City.
Justice Secretary Julián Álvarez explained that according to the proposed new Criminal Procedural Code foreigners who are found guilty of an ‘insignificant crime’ will not be expelled.
Ruling Victory Front’s Senator Aníbal Fernández rejected claims that the new Criminal Procedural Code reform is “xenophobic” and defended the initiative that seeks to deport foreigners who are found guilty of a crime once they have served their sentence.
A US judge has scheduled a December 2 hearing to weigh arguments over whether Citigroup Inc should be allowed to process an expected interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default.
The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has revealed a drop in economic activity of 1.2 percent during August, compared to the same month last year.
The Arsat-1 geostationary satellite finished the third and last manoeuvre in order to remain in orbit permanently, 36,000 km away from earth.
Amid concerns about new inspections, the so called “blue” dollar was down five cents and closed at 14.65 pesos. Reversing early trends, the blue-chip swap rate was up 12 cents at 13.19 pesos while the stock exchange rate climbed 25 cents to 13.60 pesos.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof reacted today against the criticism displayed by local businessmen, during the IDEA panel celebrated in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires province.
EM Limited, a hedge fund owned by billionaire Kenneth Dart, has presented a lawsuit against Argentina before New York district judge Thomas Griesa, for u$s835 million in defaulted bonds.
A US judge has delayed by a week a December hearing to consider whether Citigroup Inc should be allowed to process an interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default.
Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri assured today he will confront a Kirchnerite candidate in a hypothetical second round scenario during the upcoming presidential elections of 2015.
National Security Secretary Sergio Berni has said foreigners enter Argentina to commit crimes due to the “judicial laxity” present in the country, while praising the government-sponsored Criminal Code reform and questioning opposition representatives for “not making any concrete proposal to fight crime”.
Industry Minister Débora Giorgi met with Mexican businessmen who expressed their intention to invest in Argentina’s hydrocarbon sector.
The head of Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) Héctor Méndez said that he is in no way asking for a devaluation of the peso as a solution for the country’s industry and aimed at Economy Minister Axel Kicillof for lower sales levels.
Today highs of 31° Celsius were registered, while tomorrow temperatures in Greater Buenos Aires could reach a sweltering 32°C over the course of the day. The heatwave is expected to last until the early hours of Tuesday, when rains should provide some relief.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today paid tribute to her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff, as the Workers Party candidate saw off the challenge of Aecio Neves to secure a second term at the head of Argentina's neighbouring nation.
Temperatures in the City of Buenos Aires today reached 35.2° Celsius, breaking an historical record for the month of October as a heat wave descended on most of Argentina in the last few days. Heavy storms are expected to follow in the capital, however, according to the local weather service.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich slammed business leaders for seeking a “return to neoliberal Argentina” that would entail the “conditioning of the country’s autonomy and development.” He spoke against those who “root for the return of serial indebtedness.”
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected claims by economists of a 1.2% drop in consumption for the final months of the year –the first fall in the Kirchnerite era-. He stressed that there is even a slight improvement compared to the first trimestre of 2014.
The government has appointed economist David René Jacoby as vicepresident of securities regulator CNV. He will be the second-in-command of CNV president Cristian Girard.
The blue-chip swap rate fell back two cents to 13.17 pesos, after gaining 12 cents on Friday. The informal rate of the US currency traded three cents higher at 14.68 pesos after falling five cents last Friday, amid concern for government controls.
President Cristina Fernández posted a photo on Facebook to commemorate the death of her husband, former president Néstor Kirchner, four years ago.
A 23-year-old police officer identified as Riquelme has finally given himself up after having taken taken 11 people hostage in a municipal building in Neuquén.
The re-elected President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has called President Cristina Fernández to thank her Argentine counterpart for her message of congratulations as well as organising a bilateral meeting in Australia during the G20 summit.
After three years since the first implementation of the restriction for dollar purchases, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the policy and aimed at “financial speculators” who seek to “break the political will of governments who defend the people’s interests.”
A US judge refused today to require Bank of New York Mellon Corp to turn over to holders of defaulted Argentine bonds any of the $539 million the country deposited to pay creditors who participated in its past restructurings.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich commented on the meeting the government held with Edesur and Edenor power companies and said that investments are being made to prevent power outages in the summer.
The blue-chip swap rate plunged 24 cents to 12.93 pesos, while the stock exchange rate fell 38 cents to 13.38 pesos. The so called "blue" dollar also lost ground, dropping six cents to 14.62 pesos following yesterday's three-cent climb.
Argentina has urged Britain to follow its withdrawal from Afghanistan Helmand military base and to leave Malvinas islands. Secretary for the Malvinas Daniel Filmus called the British government to shut down “its biggest military base in the South Atlantic.”
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended once again the reform of the Criminal Procedural Code and rejected criticism of it being xenophobic. “We welcome immigrants who come to help build the country but not those who seek to commit crimes,” he said.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to extend tax benefits granted to La Nación newspaper and other smaller media groups by an injunction in 2003, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that it “shows the Court’s partiality” and that it violates the principle of equality before the law.
The storms that hit the BA City and Province have caused havoc in several districts. View photo gallery.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, Planning Minister Julio De Vido and the Communications Secretary Norberto Berner, are scheduled to address reporters at 11 am, the Economy Ministry informed this morning.
The so called “blue” dollar plunged nine cents to close at 14.53 pesos, its lowest value since September 15, while the blue-chip exchange rate jumped back above the 13 peso level to trade at 13.04 pesos.
The chairman of the Central Bank Alejandro Vanoli said he is “not worried about the reserves level” and even anticipated that they will increase before 2015.
The head of the National Migration office Martín Arias Duval and the deputy secretary of the Criminal Policies office have condemned the comments made by Security Secretary Sergio Berni, describing foreign criminals as “a virus that has infected” the country.
The heavy rainfall has caused severe floodings in Luján, in Buenos Aires province. National authorities have decided to close the National Route 5 and to issue a “red alert” for the swelling of the Luján River.
Federal Planning Minister Julio De Vido announced that the Executive will send to Congress today a bill for “the development and regulation of information technologies and communications.”
Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo explained today that citizens who are 75 or older are exempted from the obligation to request a new DNI identity card to replace the old one, which for the rest of the population are only valid until next December.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich called bondholders to “take legal action against (US Judge Thomas) Griesa instead of demanding the acceleration of (Argentine) bonds,” following rumours that Owl Creek Asset Management LP is discussing the formation of a group to demand immediate repayment on bonds.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the “Digital Argentina” bill unveiled by the Executive to reform the telecommunications sector and rejected claims of it being a new stage in the battle against the Clarín media outlet. He stressed that it is designed “for the well-being of the Argentine people.”
Despite the end of yesterday’s heavy rainfalls, Luján in Buenos Aires province remains on "red alert" due to the 5.08-meters swelling of the Luján River, which has caused new floodings, forcing over 200 people to leave their homes.
The government has appointed a new head of the National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) today, naming Norberto Itzcovich to replace Ana María Edwin who is now director of the National Public Administration Institute (INAP).
The so called "blue" dollar continued its downward path, plummeting 20 cents to close at 14.33 pesos, amid renewed fears of government controls in underground exchange houses.
The president of the AFSCA media watchdog Martín Sabbatella has rejected claims that the bill drafted by the Executive to reform the country’s telecommunications implies substantial changes to the Media Law as it opens the possibility for providers to sell “triple play” packs.
The Argentine Central Bank (BCRA) and the Peoples Republic of China’s Central Bank have agreed to activate the swap deal signed in July. The BCRA will receive the equivalent of u$s 814 million in yuans.
The so called “blue” dollar fell five cents to close at 14.28 pesos with informal market traders halting operations amid fears of new government controls and raids. On Thursday, the parallel rate had already dropped 20 cents.
Fitch ratings agency today downgraded Argentina's Par bonds issued under Foreign Law to 'D' from 'C', after the country failed to complete an interest payment.
In a harsh letter addressed to her US counterpart, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today said if this information was confirmed "it would have grave implications for relations between our two countries."
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has issued a warning for strong winds from the East for Buenos Aires City, La Plata, the Paraná Delta, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Buenos Aires provinces.
The president of the DAIA Jewish organization Julio Schlosser said today that his wife is “no longer in danger” and “in good spirits” after being shot in the groin during a violent robbery.
Deputy Chief Justice Elena Highton de Nolasco said that “ideally” the government should name a replacement for Justice Raúl Zaffaroni, who submitted his resignation letter on Friday, in order to have a “full” Court.
Consumption still shows no sign of recovery, as retail sales fell 5.3% in October, compared to the same month last year for the 10th consecutive month, according a report by the Argentine Confederation of Medium-sized Companies (CAME).
In a message published on its website, president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner defended political militancy, in particular among youngsters, and referred to Casey Wander, an 11-year-old boy who hit the headlines last week after praising the Kirchnerite administration and saying that he wants to be president in 2050.
The AFIP tax bureau has suspended multinational Procter & Gamble in Argentina for fiscal fraud and capital flight in import operations from Brazil for u$s 138 millions that were being billed through a Swiss subsidiary.
The National Weather Service (SMN) has lifted the alert for rainfalls and strong winds in Buenos Aires City and Great Buenos Aires, but warned that rainfalls will continue to affect the area today.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the government has not received an official response from the US to the harsh letter president Kirchner sent to her counterpart Barack Obama demanding an explanation for the appointment of Nancy Soderberg as Chair of the US Public Interest Declassification Board.
After opposition lawmakers said that they will not work a consensus with the government, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that the Executive will name a succesor for Supreme Court Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni, who has submitted his resignation which will be effective on December 31.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich “categorically” denied rumours about government’s plans to abrogate the Sovereign Payment law, passed last September to enable Argentina to resume debt payments to bondholders despite US Judge Thomas Griesa rulings.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has completed her first day in the Otamendi hospital after falling ill with a bacterial infection, according to a report released by the presidential Medical Unit.
The informal rate of the US currency plummeted 38 cents to 13.90 pesos today, amid growing fear of tighter government controls on underground exchange houses. Meanwhile, the US Dollar advanced half a cent to close at 8.52 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.
Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble household product manufacturer said it is currently working for “immediate solutions” to the suspension of its operations in Argentina decided yesterday by AFIP tax bureau, on accusations of tax fraud.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof seems to have confirmed that the government is planning to wait until the expiration of the RUFO (Rights-Upon-Future-Offers) clause on December 31st in order to resume negoatiations with holdout bondholders, although a Ministry statement later on insisted that there had been no change in their stance against the 'vulture funds'.
Public prosecutor Raúl Plee asked the Court to for its firm decision to back the ruling by First Court of the Federal Chamber that declared the memorandum unconstitutionality last May and to reject the government’s appeal to that ruling.
A group of funds including George Soros’s Quantum Partners LP and Kyle Bass’s Hayman Capital Management LP asked a London judge to protect a 1.3 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) investment in Argentinian bonds from New York lawsuits, international news agencies reported today.
After Economy Minister Axel Kicillof hinted a possible deal with holdout bondholders, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich stressed that the government’s stance in the ongoing legal dispute with the so called vulture funds has not changed.
As the end of this year’s ordinary sessions of Congress approaches with important bills still pending, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich did not rule out calling for an extension of the Congress’ ordinary sessions to debate the reform of the Criminal Procedural Code and the telecommunications bill.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich called to put an end to the political spat sarked between Renewal Front’s Sergio Massa and governor Daniel Scioli with mutual accusations of lack of infrastructure works that, if carried out, could have have mitigated the impact of the record-breaking rainfalls.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said the US Supreme Court is “partially dependent on corporate powers” after it ruled yesterday that Argentina is to compensate British Gas u$s 185 million for losses suffered as a result of emergency economic policies enacted during the 2001-2002 crisis.
The so called “blue” dollar plummeted another 30 cents to close at 13.60 pesos, following yesterday’s 38-cents fall, amid growing fear of tighter government controls on underground exchange houses. In the meantime, the blue-chip swap rate fell 28 cents to 13.10 pesos.
China’s rolling stock manufacturer CSR Sifang will establish a presence in Argentina in a workshop currently ran by State-owned Trenes Argentinos Operadora Ferroviaria, Interior and Transport minister Florencio Randazzo announced.
The mayor of Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri has joined the group of opposition leaders who have expressed their intentions to not work a consensus with the government over the replacement of Supreme Court judge Raúl Zaffaroni once his resignation becomes effective on December 31.
The US Department of State has backed the appointment of Nancy Soderberg as Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB), saying her “responsibilities” as public servant are “not linked” with Argentina’s dispute with the holdouts, local Telam news agency reported.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof condemned “media operations” regarding alleged government plans to resume talks with vulture funds based on his remarks from an interview with a Mexican newspaper yesterday.
Argentina asked the federal appeals court in New York to reverse Judge Thomas Griesa's ruling which said Argentina was in civil contempt of his orders for working on a plan to shift control over payments of its restructured debt to Buenos Aires.
In a press conference for the Economy Ministry, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and ANSES pension funds head, Diego Bossio unveiled a series of subsidies today aimed for people who were damaged by this weekend’s floods.
The cabinet chief said that the ATFA, a lobby representing holdout creditors, has “no dignity or moral authority to comment,” in response to the group’s criticism against President Kirchner’s letter warning about “grave implications” after the appointment of ATFA's Nancy Soderberg as Chair of the US Public Interest Declassification Board.
Capitanich reiterated the government’s willingness to amend the “Digital Argentina” telecommunications bill to include concerns expressed by opposition lawmakers regarding net neutrality and protection of small and medium sized enterprises.
ANSES social security agency head Diego Bossio announced that the government will commit 180 million pesos for beneficiaries of social assistance schemes in the 23 districts affected by floodings in Buenos Aires province. The official said that the extra aid will reach 54,014 affected families.
The informal rate of the US currency dropped 10 cents to clse at 13.50 pesos, and has fallen 78 cents in just five days during November. Meanwhile, the blue-chip swap rate dropped 19 cents to 13 pesos.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich launched a fierce attack on groups practicing what he dubbed "economic terrorism", and asked the Lower House to set up a bicameral group investigating illegal financial activities during his monthly address to the chamber.
Justice Carlos Fayt, the oldest Justice, said that the Supreme Court should “remain with five members” after Justice Raúl Zaffaroni’s resignation becomes effective on December 31, leaving the Court with only four members.
The directors of the local branch of US printing giant RR Donelley have been indicted after being accused of carrying out a “fraudulent” bankruptcy operation by the AFIP tax bureau.
NML Capital, owned by billionaire Paul Singer, has filed a request to a Washington federal court to keep Argentine lawyer César Guido Forcieri, former World Bank director and alleged associate of Vice President Amado Boudou, in the United States.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the Sovereign Payment Law and stressed that whether bondholders join the new swap proposed by the government or not is no success rule.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the government’s policies regarding public safety in response to criticism by Supreme Court justice Ricardo Lorenzetti, who called for better State policies.
A group of 20 students from Escuela Cristiana Evangélica Argentina (Ecea), an Evangelical high school in Rosario City, will travel to Malvinas islands for an sports exchange programme next January. It is the first trip of the sort to take place after the 1982 war.
The situation is improving slowly in some of the districts affected by floodings in Buenos Aires province. Three days after the rainfalls stopped, there are still about 1,000 evacuees in Luján and Route 41 in San Antonio de Areco remains closed.
The Council of Magistrates has approved a motion to impeach Judge Áxel López, who has been the target of angry claims by several civil associations for ruling in favour of releasing recidivist rapists and murderers.
The informal rate of the US currency traded unchanged at 13.50 pesos in underground exchange houses, as legal exchange offices and banks remain closed today for Bankers Day holiday.
Accompanied by Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof inaugurated new formations of the Mitre railway line, during an official act in the district of Victoria, Buenos Aires province.
In the end of the financial week, the so called “blue” dollar continued its downward trend and dropped 40 cents to close at 13.10 pesos. The gap between the informal and the official rates hit 53.8 percent.
Argentina told New York district judge Thomas Griesa that bondholders filed 25 lawsuits since June, when the judge ordered blocking the nation from paying its restructured debt without also paying holdouts.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has completed her sixth day in the Otamendi hospital after falling ill with a bacterial infection, according to a report released by the presidential Medical Unit.
An official report by Córdoba province’s fire department points to the overheating of a machine as the cause of the explosion of the Rigoni chemical plant that injured 66 and resulted in serious damage to about 20 buildings in the provincial capital on Friday.
The families of the crew of the Tunante II sailboat that went missing last August in Brazilian waters near Río Grande del Sur have launched a desperate plea to find their relatives.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been discharged from Otamendi hospital where she had been admitted a week ago to be trated for sigmoiditis, an infection of the colon. She has been advised to rest at Olivos Presidential Palace for the next 10 days.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich denied reports of secret clauses in the deal State-owned YPF energy firm has signed with Chevron for an investment of u$s 1,500 millions in Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas field. “Everything in the contract is standard for (contracts) with multinational companies,” Capitanich stated.
The informal rate of the US currency continued its downward path today, plummeting 45 cents to 12.65 pesos to mark its lowest valuation in the last three and a half months. The official dollar, meanwhile, closed unchanged at 8.52 pesos.
Electronics, airfares, clothing, books, toys and other goods and services will be available online at a special price and with interest-free credit card installments on November 10-11 for the third local edition of Cyber Monday, the US-born marketing concept that seems to be making its way into the habits of Argentine consumers.
The Central Bank has subpoenaed a dozen firms in a probe for alleged violations of the Criminal Foreign Exchange Regime, the official bulletin reported.
PRO’s senator Gabriela Michetti said she would rather run for Buenos Aires City mayoral election than as Mauricio Macri’s vicepresident in 2015 presidential elections. She said the final decision will be anounced “before the end of the year.”
The CNV securities regulator has suspended Arpenta and JR Bursátil stockbrokers due to “serious breaches” of regulations. The CNV warned of more inspections to come in the next days.
The Parliament of Mercosur (Parlasur) has reaffirmed its opposition to the United Kingdom's control of the disputed Malvinas Islands, in an extraordinary session of the body which described the issue as a colonial conflict of "global" importance.
New York District judge Thomas Griesa has authorised Citibank to complete the transfer of 85 million dollars to holders of restructured Argentine bonds under local law, meeting debt services that expire on December 31.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich considered the decision of US judge Thomas Griesa to allow Citibank to process an u$s 85 million payment by Argentina on restructured bonds under local laws as “not serious” and condemned the judge’s “partial decisions that respond to pressure from vulture funds.”
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich rejected once again the reopening of national salary negotiations or any reform in income tax floor, demanded by several unions across the country. However, the official did not rule out deals between unionist and business owners.
Following the decision of at least seven provincial governments to give their workers extra year-end bonuses to their workers, ANSES social security agency executive director Diego Bossio said that there are no similar measures planned for national pensioners and retirees.
The so called “blue” dollar regained ground today, trading 50 cents higher and closing at 13.15 pesos, after yesterday’s 45-cent plunge, pushed by growing fear of government inspections and sanctions in the parallel market. The hike took place amid a crackdown by AFIP tax bureau against 71 banks, foreign exchange offices and stockbrokers.
The retiring Supreme Court Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni criticised opposition lawmakers who have refused beforehand to work a consensus with the government over the appointment of a new justice. Zaffaroni said that the move was “institutionally irresponsible.”
New cross-investigations by the AFIP into suspected money laundering and tax evasion have led to coordinated raids on a total of 71 banks, foreign exchange offices and stockbrokers in Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Córdoba. Mariva bank, Transcambio, Columbia bank and Voii bank, were among the targets of today’s operation.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said the main problem among opposition leaders is that they offer “no reliable (political) alternative” after BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri announced he was considering an agreement with the Broad Front UNEN for the 2015 elections.
Cabinet chief rejected once again private estimates that inflation is at 40% and said that it is a “lie” spread by the opposition. He refused to comment on the evolution of the informal rate of the US currency saying it is the result of illegal operations.
Inspections targeting money-laundering and tax evasion will continue today and in the next days, the president of the Financial Information Unit (UIF) José Sbatella said as he questioned parallel market speculation and "illegal" dollar operations.
The informal rate of the US currency climbed 53 cents to close at 13.68 pesos today, amid new controls over illegal exchange houses, which pushed transactions down. The US dollar ended steady at 8.52 pesos.
In an attempt to bring relief to markets, the chairman of the Banco Piano forecasted further drops in the US currency rate. “A dollar rate at 16 pesos is nonsense. It will fall further,” the banker told media.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich spoke about the sanctions received by six major global banks and likened it to the recent government’s raids on brokerage firms and underground foreign-exchange houses in the local market.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the bill to reform the Criminal Procedural Code is open to the “democratic contribution from all political sectors,” following the 40 amendments the project received yesterday in the Senate Committee.
The informal rate of the US currency fell 28 cents to 13.40 pesos today, after early gains. Meanwhile, the blue-chip swap rate plummeted 34 cents to 12.11 pesos, its lowest value in almost three months.
Banks across the country remained closed to public today, in the second day of a 48-hours strike launched by the Banking Association (AB) to demand a raise in the income tax floor.
Spain's former minister Rodolfo Martín Villa, one of the Franco-era officials whose extradition was requested by Federal Judge María Servini de Cubría, said that he wants to testify in Buenos Aires, despite Spain’s refusal to carry out the extradition.
The group Ancestral Mapuche Resistance (RAM) claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on Neumeyer Mountain Shelter, the Catholic Cathedral and Chile’s Consulate in Río Negro province and urged all Mapuches to join them in the fight “against the real enemy, the invaders, usurpers and destroyers of the (Mapuche) people.”
The Buenos Aires province Lower House has approved the new budget law for 2015, as well as an additional tax bill which estimates public spending at 246.2 billion pesos and 30 percent rise in rural and urban real-estate tax.
The Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration has summoned charge d’ affaires of the United Kingdom embassy in Buenos Aires Richard Barlow and presented before him a letter of protest against recent military exercises in Malvinas Islands which included the firing of 136 missiles.
Argentina emphatically rejects military maneuvers in Malvinas Islands because they represent UK’s increasing militarization in the disputed area, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said, reaffirming Argentina’s call for peaceful negotiations as established in the United Nations 2065 resolution.
After an earlier sharp 55-cent fall to 12.85 pesos, the "blue" dollar recovered eight cents to close at 13.38 pesos, as the gap between the official and the informal rates reaches 56.9 percent.
According to wholesalers who market this product, the dominant paper manufacturing firm Papel Prensa argues that the shortage is due to floods in a number of provinces. This emergency, the firm says, has hampered the regular production of paper because of the difficulties in accessing the trees that are used to produce paper pulp.
President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) monsignor José María Arancedo has confirmed the pontiff will be not coming to Argentina in June 2016 when he was expected to attend the National Eucharistic Congress in the Tucumán province.
An ornately detailed screen given to Evita Perón from late Chinese leader Mao Tse-Tung, behind which the Argentine populist diva dressed and undressed, is among thousands of missing items at the heart of a legal battle about to unfold in Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli affirmed that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s “true heir is the Argentine people,” during a school inauguration in Villa María, Córdoba province.
The US dollar climbed one cent to close at 8.42 pesos, while greenbacks in the informal market traded unchanged and closed at 14 pesos amid Gendarmerie patrols in dowtown Buenos Aires.
Heavy storms are affecting the country’s capital and several regions in Buenos Aires province; the National Meteorological Service issued a weather alert which included “strong winds and occasional hail.”
Argentina still has "unresolved" issues preventing a settlement with bondholders suing the country for repayment after not participating in the country's restructurings following its 2002 default, a court-appointed mediator has said.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has alleged that the United States is supporting holdout investors in their dispute with Argentina over debt defaulted in 2001, as a way of punishing the country for the memorandum of understanding signed with Iran to advance investigations into the AMIA bombing.
Search efforts for the “Tunante II” sailboat and its four Argentine crew members that went missing almost two weeks ago near the Brazilian shores of Río Grande do Sul continued as experts analyzed satellite imagery that showed a boat stranded far away from the coastline.
The president of the Argentine Central Bank Juan Carlos Fábrega met with his Chinese counterpart Zhou Xiaochuan to finalize the details of the swap agreement signed between the two countries in July.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said “there are no plans to reform the Central Bank’s Charter” in the Executive's 2015 Budget bill which will be sent to Congress next week.
After the US dollar purchases for savings reached a record high of almost US$260 million in August, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich minimized the surge in US dollars demand saying the “number of approvals (from AFIP tax bureau office) has decreased substantially” after an initial climb.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the currency swap agreement with China as the two countries begin discussions to activate the deal and praised Argentina’s economic “predictability.”
Ahead of a meeting between president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and automobile industry leaders to discuss the suspension of workers and the drop in sales, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich pointed out that the “level of suspensions is substantially lower than in 2009” and praised the government’s efforts to handle the industry’s crisis.
The informal rate climbed 20 cents to 14.20 pesos, following Friday’s quiet market amid heavy security forces’ presence in BA City financial district aimed at affecting underground exchange houses’ operations. Meanwhile, the US dollar closed steady at 8.42 pesos.
The mayor of BA City Mauricio Macri said that he talked with president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and agreed to keep Federal Police forces in Buenos Aires City neighbourhoods in coordination with Metropolitan Police. Last week, Security Secretary Sergio Berni had ordered the withdrawal of federal officers.
The Buenos Aires City mayor and head of PRO party Mauricio Macri celebrated the electoral triumph of PRO’s contender Pedro Dellarrossa, elected mayor of Marcos Juárez city in Córdoba province yesterday. “(The election) predicts a tsunami of change,” Macri said.
Following a meeting between president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and auto industry leaders yesterday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich ratified that further talks will be held separately with company representatives and urged business leaders to work towards a “cooperative system”.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich criticized BA City mayor Mauricio Macri’s recent campaign pledges -to remove export taxes and lower inflation- saying they are “demagogic" and "lacking of foundation.” He warned that PRO party’s proposals entail “social exclusion” and “a country for only a few.”
As several aeronautical unions threaten Aerolíneas Argentinas with going on a strike if wage negotiations are not reopened, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich praised Mariano Recalde’s management as head of the flag carrier and warned workers against “irrational measures.”
The blue-chip swap rate climbed two cents to finish at 13.32 pesos and the stock exchange rate advanced to 13.40 pesos today, pushing the “blue” dollar up by five cents to close at 14.25 pesos. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded steady at 8.42 pesos.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended Argentina’s efforts to increase food exports to Russia, amid accusations from the European Union (EU) that Buenos Aires is taking advantage of the bloc’s sanctions against Moscow over the Ukrainian conflict.
Several tenants and left-wing organizations have launched a protest to demand a meeting with Argentine Real Estate Chamber representatives and to push for a Tenants Defense Law to prevent abusive behaviour from landlords.
The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a legal framework that would help regulate restructuring of foreign sovereign debt, a project that was suggested by the Argentine government and presented before the assembly by the Group of 77.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has addressed the country in a national broadcast to announce the enactment of the pension’s moratorium bill, the construction of 22 new Procrear housing developments across the country and the building of Latin America’s tallest skyscraper on Demarchi Island.
As the Lower House is set to pass the new debt swap bill, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich highlighted the broad support Argentina received at the United Nation’s General Assembly for a legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes, and urged opposition lawmakers to show the same support for the government.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich accused opposition politicians and analysts of carrying out a “strategy to distort the government’s efforts and achievements,” in response to a report by the UCA Argentina Catholic University’s Social Debt Observatory that said that 42.6% of Buenos Aires Province youth live in poverty.
The US dollar traded steady and closed at 8.42 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices. Meanwhile, the informal rate traded unchanged at 14.25 pesos.
US district judge Thomas Griesa has said he would wait for a decision on a pending appeal before ordering Citigroup to comply with a subpoena served by holdout investors seeking details of any threats from Argentina to process payments the court had blocked.
Volkswagen Argentina will lift suspensions for its workers in its plant in Córdoba province and it plans to manufacture 90,000 gearboxes to be exported to China, the provincial head of SMATA Mechanics Union Omar Dragún announced.
Former Argentina Rural Society heads Enrique Crotto and Raúl Etchebehere have been indicted for alleged “embezzlement of public funds” as part of the investigation of the purchase “at vile price” of the Argentine Rural Society premises in 1991.
Lawmakers in the Lower House of Congress began to discuss the Executive’s Sovereign Payment bill a few minutes after noon today. The project has already been approved by the Senate and is expected to be passed between 4 and 6am tomorrow.
The Argentine government has announced that the Libertad training ship will take part in the ongoing search for four Argentines who are believed to have shipwrecked while navigating in Brazilian seas.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led UIA’s annual dinner in Tecnópolis, where she urged industrialists to apply Pro.cre.auto plan in order to boost car sales.
Lawmakers in the Lower House of Congress passed the Executive’s Sovereign Payment bill today, after almost 16 hours of debate, by 134 votes in favour, 99 against and 5 abstentions.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich celebrated that the government’s new debt swap plan became a law and bashed opposition lawmakers who voted against the Executive’s bill saying they “respond to a strategy designed by vulture funds.’
The US dollar traded unchanged in BA City banks and exchange offices and closed at 8.42 pesos, while the so called "blue" dollar which trades in the informal market went up one cent to close at 14.26 pesos.
Susana Trimarco, the mother of Marita Verón, who has become a high-profile human trafficking case after she went missing in 2002, said that both she and her granddaughter Micaela (Marita’s child) have submitted samples for DNA analysis that will determine whether a boy found in Córdoba province is his grandson, as suspected.
The Buenos Aires province Senate has approved a bill pushed by Victory Front’s lawmaker Patricio García to take the country’s battle against vulture funds to the province’s classrooms. “Our youth deserve to understand what is being discussed,” García said.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has passed into law the Sovereign Debt bill, which changes the payment location of Argentine bondholders and was approved by Congress earlier this morning.
The US dollar remained unchanged in banks and exchange offices in the City and closed at 8.42 pesos. The so called "blue" dollar, meanwhile, jumped nine cents at 14.35 pesos.
Consumer prices in Argentina have risen 1.3 percent in August, INDEC statistics agency reported this afternoon, after adding 1.4 percent the previous month.
The son of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke in public for the first time , during a political rally organized by La Cámpora youth organisation, at Diego Maradona Stadium, City of Buenos Aires.
Former Spanish Judge and Human Rights activist Baltasar Garzón celebrated the Sovereign Payment law approved by Argentina’s Congress last week and described the UN’s resolution for the creation of a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring process as "essential.”
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said La Cámpora organization rally last Saturday was “spectacular” and praised the remarks made by the son of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Máximo Kirchner. “It was a politically clarifying speech,” he said about Máximo’s first public address.
YPF oil and gas state company President Miguel Galuccio pointed out the company’s “commitment to the country” and said that the increase in gas prices is needed in order to sustain “strong investment levels.”
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich has joined the list of government leaders to praise the first on-stage appearance of Máximo Kirchner, the president’s son. “(Máximo) is a leader with great political skills, I hope he takes an active part (in politics) from now on,” the chief of ministers said.
Following a series of remarks by opposition union leaders and politicians warning about the risk of major social outbreak in December, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich accused them of “actively seeking a coup” and of committing a “public offence” for which they should be judged.
As President Cristina Kirchner’s gets ready for her annual trip to New York to speak at the United Nations General Assembly, US interim ambassador in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan ratified that Washington will not back the UN sovereign debt resolution sparked by Argentina’s legal battle with its holdout creditors.
The informal rate jumped 10 cents to 14.45 pesos, hitting a new record mark, pushed by especulation and hikes in the blue-chip swap and stock exchange rates. In the meantime, the US dollar traded unchanged at 8.42 pesos.
Following the fiery crash of a light aircraft in Nordelta yesterday, two other planes have come down, one in General Villegas and the other near Neuquén city. No fatal casualties have been reported from the most recent accidents.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that US interim ambassador in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan has been summoned by Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman following his remarks about the country needing “to exit default as soon as possible” in an interview published on Monday .
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich praised once again the first on-stage appearance of the president’s son, Máximo Kirchner, who spoke at a rally on Saturday, and stressed that his remarks were not aimed at encouraging a constitutional reform to allow Ms. Kirchner to be reelected.
Following the submission of the 2015 Budget bill to Congress, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s optimism for next year’s economic outlook . “Argentina is heading towards a very solid medium and long-term scenario,” he stressed.
Greenbacks in the informal market have broken a new barrier, climbing sharply by 25 cents to close at 14.70 pesos. The stock exchange rate was hitting a historic peak too, jumping 31 cents to close at 13.68 pesos, and pushing the so called "blue dollar" up, already following Monday's five-cent hike.
US citizen identified as Anthony Rocco Franklin, under international warrant for homicide in the US Columbia and Montour counties, has been arrested by Argentinean Federal Police in the streets of Palermo neighbourhood in Buenos Aires city.
The federal government and oil-producing provinces have come to an agreement in Mendoza over the new National Hydrocarbons law, which will now be discussed in Congress in the coming days.
Surrounded by thousands of pro-government activists in Formosa, President Cristina Fernández de Kichner inaugurated several waterworks and deliver netbooks to local students, taking the opportunity to deliver fierce criticisms at opposition leaders during her act.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said there has been no formal response from the US government following Argentina’s dispute with interim ambassador in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan over an alleged “intrusion into domestic affairs”.
Ahead of Congressional approval of the Anti-Hoarding law, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the bill in his daily press briefing saying it “seeks to protect small and medium-sized businesses, and consumers.” He harshly criticised “those who lie shamelessly” by arguing it would deter investments.
The informal rate hit a new historic peek, breaking the 15 pesos barrier and closing at 15.10 pesos, pushed by rate speculation, and following yesterday’s sharp 25-cents climb. Meanwhile, the US dollar jumped one cent to 8.43 pesos.
The Lower House of Congress has began the debate on a package of consumer bills pushed by the Executive that seek to reform the Anti-Hoarding Law, to create a consumer’s forum and a price observatory. The vote is not expected to take place until midday on Thursday.
Beloved Uruguayan actress Concepción “China” Zorrilla has died from pneumonia while hospitalized in a Montevideo clinic. She was 92.
By Damian Pachter
The Lower House has passed a package of anti-hoarding and consumer protection laws after a 14-hour long marathon debate. The government-sponsored bills involve the reform of the supply legislation, create a new price observatory and establish a new conflict-resolution mechanism between consumers and companies.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich described American Airlines’ decision to restrict ticket sales to and from Buenos Aires city to 90 days as an “speculative attacks against the country”. The US airline alleged difficulties in the currency exchange market to apply restrictions in its operations in Argentina.
The government reiterated its accusations against vulture funds for this week’s ‘blue’ dollar record climb and slammed national and foreign banks for “fueling” operations in the illegal currency exchange market.
Following the congressional approval of the anti-hoarding bill, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the reform of the previous legislation and dismissed criticism by industrial groups.
The informal rate fell back by 10 cents to close at 15 pesos today, after it breached a new record mark yesterday, at 15.10 pesos. Meanwhile, the US dollar closed a cent higher at 8.44 pesos.
Aerolíneas Argentinas head Mariano Recalde expressed his “surprise” at American Airlines (AA) decision to restrict sales to and from Buenos Aires City and denied any similar measures by other airlines operating in the country.
Argentina’s Central Bank denied any "currency restrictions," in response to American Airlines’ alleged reason to limit local availability of tickets.
New York's Second Circuit Appeals Court has heard the arguments of Citigroup, who seek to overturn a judicial order blocking the payment of Argentine bonds. The court also promised to release its decision 48 hours before the next payment deadline of September 30, although the comments from one of the judges cast doubt on the bank's posture.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that Argentina is under “permanent speculative attack headed by US Federal judge Thomas Griesa,” and criticized “local vultures who have amplified the offensive to the point of ridicule.”
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich renewed the government’s criticism of the so called “blue” dollar operations calling on savers to not lean towards the “illegal” market to get greenbacks.
The so called “blue” dollar traded steady and closed at 15 pesos following yesterday’s fall and Wednesday’s sharp climb when, pushed by speculation, greenbacks in the informal market hit a record high. In BA City banks and foreign exchange offices, the official rate of the American currency jumped to 8.44 pesos.
A US appeals court dismissed an appeal by Citigroup Inc and Argentina of an order blocking the bank from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under the country's laws following its 2002 default.
Industry Minister Débora Giorgi has questioned the decisions taken by automotive industry leaders, whom she held accountable for recent suspensions and layoffs. The minister stressed that despite the slower economic activity in the industry, “there have been no plant closures.”
A harrowing stand-off in the City neighbourhood of Balvanera came to an end after two hours, after a criminal who had taken a passer-by hostage at gunpoint following a botched robbery handed himself over to authorities.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich urged Citibank to “honour its obligations to transfer funds to (Argentina’s) bondholders" following the New York's Second Circuit Appeals Court dismissal of an appeal by Citigroup and Argentina that sought to overturn US Judge Thomas Griesa’s order blocking payment.
The blue-chip swap rate advanced 62 cents to 14.53 pesos, breaching a new record mark, while the stock exchange rate jumped 60 cents to 14.52 pesos. The informal rate also soared at the end of trading to 15.15 pesos, after a week of sharp climbs pushed by speculation.
Ever since Máximo Kirchner made his first major political speech, kirchnerite leaders have expressed their support for a more active political role of the president’s son. Deputy governor of Buenos Aires province Gabriel Mariotto said “it would be great if (Máximo) presented his candidacy for Buenos Aires province” in 2015 elections.
Governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli broke his right collarbone while playing futsal although he announced that he will continue to carry with his normal activities.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof responded to Citibank’s lawyer Karen Wagner comments that the bank had “a gun to its head” which would “probably go off” if the US Judiciary did not allow payment of funds blocked by US Judge Thomas Griesa. “The Citibank has no gun to its head, but the Argentine law,” Kicillof stated.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today thanked UN chief Ban Ki-moon for the organisations support of Argentine debt restructuring, and also met with bondholder and billionaire financier George Soros, who is suing a US bank caught in the middle of the country's latest debt default.
New York district judge Thomas Griesa has called a new hearing this Friday, after Citibank requested an injunction in order to honour a payment on Argentine bonds held under local legislation and in foreign currency.
The Bank of New York Mellon (BONY) has declined Argentina's request to relinquish its role as the country's financial agent, insisting that it would continue to abide by court rulings made in New York regarding payment to bondholders.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich refused to make further comments on the new hearing called by US Judge Thomas Griesa for Friday but considered “fair and necessary” that the magistrate allows payment on Argentine bonds under local legislation.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich explained that the country currently imports u$s 12 billion dollars in energy but said that “strenuous efforts” are being made to increase local oil production and urged private companies to raise investment levels.
The so-called "blue" dollar today added 27 cents to close at 15.42 pesos, pushed by the stock exchange rate, while the official dollar dropped one cent to close at 8.44 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks.
Former president Carlos Saúl Menem declared before Federal Judge Carlos Villafuerte Ruzo and ratified his earlier statement that his son, Carlos Menem Jr, was “murdered”. Menem was deposed at his office in the Senate in the trial investigating the death of his son, who perished in a fatal helicopter crash in 1995.
The Budget and Finance Lower House committee has met to analyse the 2015 budget bill. During seven hours, Economy Ministry officials informed lawmakers on several details of the bill, which will be discussed in the Lower House on October 8.
Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service has warned the South American country can be “harmful” for Latin America, stating Argentina’s economy is in “decline” and qualifying the country as “highly risky.”
Gastón Aguirre, the person who attempted to rob at gunpoint the backpack of a Canadian tourist in La Boca while being filmed, assured today he tried to bring money to his home in order to celebrate his son's birthday, in statements to a local TV channel.
After the informal rate advanced 27 cents yesterday, following a week of sharp climbs, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich aimed at speculators and stressed that the so called “blue” dollar “cannot be taken as a reference for any transaction because it does not relate to (the country’s) macroeconomic perspectives.”
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich harshly criticized the so called G6 group of Argentina’s top business leaders who have expressed its intention to challenge the constitutionality of the recently passed anti-hoarding law sponsored by the Executive. “It makes no sense,” he said.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that “Germany has always had a hostile stance against Argentina” on the country’s battle against its holdout creditors. He fired back at the latest ad published by the American Task Force Argentina (ATFA) that quoted German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble who had described Argentina as “an example of lack of solidity” last month.
Vicepresident Amado Boudou has filed an appeal against his indictment for the purchase of an Honda vehicle in the 90s with fake documents. He reiterated his claim that the crime was commited by the agents in charge of the car’s ownership transfer.
Business tycoon Eduardo Eurnekian expressed confidence that billionaire George Soros, who met with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in New York last Monday "may be well positioned to help broker a deal," in reference to the dispute between Argentina and so called vulture funds.
The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has asserted that the Argentine economy grew 0.9 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the previous three month period, overturning a trend of two consecutive quarters of negative growth.
New York district judge Thomas Griesa has asked Argentina to show cause and explain why the country should not be declared in contempt, following its decision not to pay holdout investors full amount for their defaulted bonds as the judge’s ruling ordered on August 8.
Following a new record high of the so called “blue” dollar -that closed at 15.95 pesos yesterday-, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich dismissed rumours that the government is encouraging importers to buy foreign currency in the parallel market. "It is a lie, a baseless rumour," he said.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich rejected claims of currency restrictions in import/export operations and accused “some businessmen and bankers” of "seeking to evade the government’s control and supervision, jeopardizing the quality of life of the Argentine people.”
The government announced that airlines for both commercial and non commercial flights will be required to deliver further information of its passengers to the National Migrations Office, the AFIP tax bureau, Airport Police and Civil Aviation National Administration.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner landed minutes after 10 am in Buenos Aires City Aeroparque airport back from New York, where she addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and Security Council yesterday.
The so called "blue" dollar fell back 20 cents today to close at 15.75 pesos, even though the stock exchange dollar rate or MEP was up 23 cents at 14.70, and the blue-chip swap rate increased by 32 cents to close at 14.73 pesos.
AFIP national tax bureau has received from France a list of 3.900 Argentine nationals or residents with accounts in HSBC Bank in Switzerland and now seeks to demand payment for undeclared money.
Angela Markel’s administration attempted to lower tensions with the Argentine government today, after controversial statements made by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble regarding the so called vulture funds conflict.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich came on stage today to blast opposition analysts who criticize the national government for the economic situation and accused them of having led the country to a debt status.
The US dollar traded two cents up today in banks and exchange houses to end at 8.46 pesos, while the informal rate remained steady.
Argentina's economic activity index held steady in July compared with the same month a year earlier, official data showed today, bucking expectations for a slight slowdown in Latin America's third-largest economy.
Argentina today reported a current account surplus of $609 million in the second quarter after posting a $3.46 billion deficit in the first three months of 2014.
US Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Roberta Jacobson has said the bilateral relationship with Argentina is going through a “tough period”, while stating the legal battle between the South American country and holdouts is not a political problem but a judicial problem.
Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri questioned President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s foreign policy today, and warned that “we can’t continue fighting with everyone.”
The leader of the UNEN-Broad Front Hermes Binner said the front is “doing very well, travelling all over the country” and that it will anounce its economic plan on Thursday.
The head of the Sedronar anti-drug trafficking office, Juan Carlos Molina openly questioned the Security Ministry drug policies saying it does not lead to the arrest of big traffickers but only of the “little fish”.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended government policies aimed at “sustaining domestic demand and public investment as a driving force for economic growth and employment level” in a complex international scenario.
The government is pushing a reform in the criminal foreign exchange regime to battle underground exchange houses operations (known as cuevas), said Carlos Gonella, head of the Office of Economic Crime and Money-Laundering (PROCELAC).
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich harshly criticized grain exporters and the leaders of the Argentinean agricultural sector for “having selfish attitudes” by hoarding grains and not selling months ago.
The “blue” dollar fell back 15 cents to 15.60 pesos after last week's 75 cents climb. Meanwhile, the US dollar advanced three cents to 8.49 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.
The Procreauto plan has cut down suspensions by 70% in auto industry and it “dispels the phantom of unenmployment,” the SMATA Mechanics union said in a statement today.
Argentine ambassador to the UK Alicia Castro spoke at the 17th The Communication Workers Union (CWU) Women's Conference in Leeds and thanked British unions for their support in Argentina’s battle against its holdout creditors, the so called vulture funds.
Federal Prosecutor Fabiana León has asked the Federal Court for a three-year prison sentence for former Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo in the final stage of the trial for the 2001 “mega-swap” deal.
The Foreign Ministry has asserted that New York district judge Thomas Griesa's contempt ruling against Argentina is in clear breach of international law, adding that the decision had no practical ramifications against the nation and only served to aid the vulture fund campaign.
The national government will deposit its next interest payment due on its restructured debt tomorrow, a source at the central bank said, in defiance of a US court which blocked such payments until the country pays US hedge funds suing over unpaid bonds.
New York district judge Thomas Griesa has declared Argentina in contempt of court, due to the nation's actions in attempting to change debt jurisdictions as a result of the ongoing judicial conflict with holdout investors presided over by the US magistrate.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that US judge Thomas Griesa’s decision to hold Argentina in contempt of court in the country’s longstanding legal battle against its holdout creditors is “baseless” and has “no impact” in the national economy.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich described opposition lawmakers' decision to file injunctions against the Civil and Commercial Code bill to be discussed tomorrow in Congress as “regrettable” and “contrary to the foundations of the republican system.”
Vicepresident Boudou arrived at Comodoro Py Federal Court where his fingerprints were taken in the case in which he is indicted for allegedly falsifying public documents of a Honda car purchased in the city of Mar del Plata in 1992.
Workers of bankrupted RR Donnelley printing company protested today in front of Commercial Court N° 18 in Buenos Aires City’s Recoleta neighbourhood to demand salary payment and to be allowed to continue working as a cooperative enterprise.
The informal rate climbed ten cents to close at 15.70 pesos today, following US Judge Thomas Griesa’s decision to hold Argentina in contempt of court for evading his rulings in the longstanding dispute with the country’s holdout creditors. In the meantime, the US dollar fell back five cents to 8.44 pesos.
The government made a deposit today to comply with the Par coupon interest payment which was due today, in what can be read as a defying stance towards a US court that blocked such payments until the country compensated US hedge funds suing over unpaid bonds.
The US State Department has reacted to the letter sent by the Argentine government to Secretary of State John Kerry before yesterday’s ruling, declaring the country in contempt of court. “We are following the situation closely,” a spokesperson from that entity expressed earlier today.
In her first public appearance since the declaration of the country in contempt of court, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner took a hard-line against the US on national broadcast and warned that if “something happens to me, look north”, in a speech delivered from the Women’s Salon, at the Government House.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced estimated tax revenue for this month rose 37,2 percent in comparison to the same period last year, reaching 98.5 billion pesos.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s claim for the US government to take responsibility for the actions of its judicial branch in Argentina's longstanding legal battle against its holdout creditors.
As the Lower House of Congress is set to begin the debate on the bill to reform the country’s Civil and Commercial Code today, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the bill and denounced “media operations” that “lie”, “misinterpret” the project.
Following president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s claims of “suspicious movements” involving the dollar informal rates yesterday, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich warned against those who “engage in illegal or speculative actions” saying they must be identified and sanctioned.
The so-called “blue” dollar dropped 10 cents to 15.60 pesos today, while the blue-chip swap rate plunged 84 cents to 14.36 pesos and the stock exchange rate dropped 43 cents to 14.56 pesos as sharp losses on the Buenos Aires stock market pushed the parallel currencies down.
Opposition lawmakers are determined to stop the debate on the reform of the Civil and Commercial Code scheduled for noon today at the Lower House.
The head of the Mormon Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission, US citizen David Paul Robertson, was kidnapped, robbed, and finally released by armed men that attacked him while he was driving in Ciudadela, in Greater Buenos Aires.
The Victory Front (FPV) caucus at the Lower House has passed the bill that seeks to reform the nation’s Civil and Commercial Code into law, amid threats by opposition lawmakers who sought to stop the debate and then walked out of the session.
The Federal Court has ratified its indictment against Vicepresident Amado Boudou for the purchase of an Honda vehicle in 1992 with fake documents. The Court rejected a dismissal appeal filed by Boudou last week.
The National Security Commission (CNV) has launched an inspection of Balanza Capital and Banco Mariva financial agencies, both accused of "suspicious movements" by president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner yesterday in a nationwide broadcast.
Buenos Aires shares today fell 8.2 percent to 11.516,28 units following the news that the Central Bank chief Juan Carlos Fábrega had resigned.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that the mission of recently appointed Central Bank (BCRA) governor Alejandro Vanoli is to enforce the Bank’s charter, guaranteeing and encouraging "an environment that is favourable to economic activity, employment and investment.”
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich praised the Congressional approval of the Civil and Commercial code reform and explained it will be effective starting January 1, 2016.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich highlighted Brazilian statistics that reveal a favourable trade balance for Argentina and forecasted an export surplus for the 2014-2015 campaign.
After the resignation of Central Bank chief Juan Carlos Fábrega rocked the local market, the blue-chip swap dollar rate plunged 47 cents to close at 13.89 pesos today, losing 79 cents this week. The stock exchange rate, meanwhile, dropped 56 cents to 14.06 pesos, and the "blue dollar" traded at 15.50 pesos.
Four inmates of Correctional 1 in Corrientes City escaped through a tunnel they built using a kitchen spoon. Three of them were captured soon after the break out but one managed to flee.
A day after Juan Carlos Fábrega stepped down as Central Bank’s governor, investors expressed their pesimism as Buenos Aires City stock market plunged 7.1% to 10,703.32 points today.
The government last night submitted the designation of Alejandro Vanoli as new Central Bank governor to the Upper House to be discussed.
The CNV securities regulator has suspended Mariva Bursátil S.A., one of the two financial institutions accused of “suspicious movements” by president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Tuesday that were inspected by the CNV and the Office of Economic Crime and Money-Laundering (PROCELAC) yesterday.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has admitted that her political project “must reinvent itself permanently.” as she unveiled a new housing program in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires province.
In his first activity since his designation as the new chief of the Argentine Central Bank, Alejandro Vanoli met President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof in Olivos.
Cristian Girard was appointed today as the new head of the CNV (National Values Commission) in replacement of Alejandro Vanoli who was designated Central Bank governor.
Amid a legal battle with vulture funds and US judge Griesa's rulings blocking Argentina's payments to creditors, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today assured next debt payment deadlines will be met while predicting a drop in the level of indebtment until 2023.
In a week marked by sharp falls of the parallel dollar rates, amid fears of further controls in the city, the so called blue dollar which trades in the informal market ended 20 cents lower to 15.30 pesos. The blue-chip swap rate climbed one unit and 10 cents, closing at 15 pesos after opening 11 cents down.
The government today reacted to yesterday's remarks made by the president of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzetti, in a speech delivered during a conference of judges in the coastal city of Mar del Plata.
Among three pre-presidential candidates and mayors from different districts, the Buenos Aires Justicialist Party sent a message of unity during a meeting in Tandil.
Ahead of a meeting between recently-appointed Central Bank (BCRA) head Alejandro Vanoli with Argentine bankers, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich refused to disclose the topics to be discussed but he pointed out that the BCRA seeks to “stimulate savings in pesos” and to encourage an “increase in credit capacity.”
Following Juan Carlos Fábrega replacement as Central Bank (BCRA) governor by Alejandro Vanoli last week, the government has made more changes, naming two men close to Economy Minister Axel Kicillof as Central Bank’s superintendent and deputy superintendent.
The blue-chip swap rate continued last week's decline and plunged 83 cents to 14.17 pesos. Meanwhle, the "blue" dollar traded 35 cents lower at 14.95 pesos today after losing another 20 cents on Friday, amid growing pressure on the foreign currency and tighter controls in the parallel market.
US Judge Thomas Griesa has ordered Argentina to reinstate the Bank of New York Mellon (BoNY) as trustee and “reverse the steps taken” with the approval of the Sovereign Payment law that replaced it with Nación Fideicomisos.
"The IMF is engaged in a number of reforms designed to reduce the costs of sovereign debt restructurings—for the benefit of debtors, creditors, and the system more generally," the Fund said today.
Former Economy minister Domingo Cavallo was acquitted in the trial for the 2001 “mega-swap” deal. The Federal Oral Court found him not guilty of carrying out “negotiations incompatible with public office” and the verdict will be announced on October, 17.
Alicia Castro, the Argentine ambassador in the United Kingdom, has fiercely criticised the conduct of holdout investors during an address to British umbrella trade union UNITE.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich criticised economists who question the government’s economic policies. He acknowledged that Argentina is facing “problems caused by a transition stage” but stressed that there are no structural problems threatening the country's economy.
The informal rate sank 25 cents to 14.70 pesos today after falling 35 cents yesterday on fears of further controls by the government. The official US dollar also lost value, trading two cents down at 8.47 pesos in banks and foreign exchange offices.
After receiving Congressional approval last week, the new Civil and Commercial Code was enacted by president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in a ceremony at the Museum of the Bicentennial.
Federal Prosecutor Guillermo Marijuán has formally requested Judge Claudio Bonadío that Vicepresident Amado Boudou is brought to trial for allegedly faking the papers of a car bought in 1992. The judge has put an end to the preliminary investigation stage.
Former president Fernando De La Rúa defended the 2001 “mega-swap” bond exchange saying his economic policies would have kept the country safe from vulture funds.
A total of 444,200 foreign tourists entered Argentina during the month of August, INDEC figures revealed, showing a growth of 20.9 percent in visits to the country compared to the same period in 2013.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich bluntly rejected the 1.7% drop in Argentina’s economy this year anticipated by the International Monetary Fund. “We completely disagree with these forecasts,” he stated and pointed out that the government estimates a 0.5% growth.
The informal rate was five cents lower at 14.65 pesos today, trading at its lowest level in three weeks. Meanwhile, the US dollar rose a cent to 8.48 pesos today in Buenos Aires city banks and foreign exchange offices.
The Lower House of Congress began to discuss the 2015 Budget bill today. Ruling Victory Front party (FPV) has the numbers to give the project the green light. Despite opposition parties’ rejection, the bill is expected to receive approval and move to the Senate.
The Senate debated the bill to reform the Hydrocarbons law today, which is expected to be approved around midnight despite opposition blocs’ rejection.
A 57-year-old man was detained today in an internet café in Buenos Aires City accused of issuing a bomb threat against local Sociedad Hebraica Argentina (SHA) Jewish Community Center.
State-owned petroleum company YPF has reached a u$s 1 billion deal with Russia’s Gazprom for gas exploration and production, Argentina’s Industry Minister Débora Giorgi announced.
The AFSCA's board of directors approved today its own model for the reorganization of Grupo Clarín in line with the Media Law, after rejecting the group’s proposal due to alleged irregularities. The vote was passed with five members in favour and two abstentions.
The National Meteorological Service has warned against heavy storms which are expected to hit the City and Greater Buenos Aires, with heavy rains forecast starting on Wednesday night until Thursday.
The Senate gave its approval to the bill to reform the Hydrocarbons law by 38 votes in favour, 28 against and two abstentions. The project has now moved to the Lower House, despite opposition blocs’ unanimous rejection.
The Lower House of Congress has given next year’s Budget bill its first round of approvals today with 133 votes in favour and112 against. Ruling Victory Front party (FPV) had the numbers to give the project the green light in spite of opposition parties’ rejection.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich backed AFSCA media watchdog plan to downsize Clarín group and accused the media outlet of having refused to comply with the Broadcast Media Law for the past four years. “When media ownership is concentrated in monopolies there is no freedom of speech, there is only a one-way message from power groups,” he stressed.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said the government continues to negotiate with grain exporters in order to “ensure the predictability of (grain) sales” and said the goal is to achieve grain exports levels of at least u$s 5,700 millions, as in 2012.
The “blue” chip swap rate plunged another 31 cents to close at 13.46 pesos today, following a massive 50-cent drop yesterday. Meanwhile, the “blue” dollar was up by 18 cents to 14.83 pesos after falling five cents yesterday, reaching its lowest level in three weeks amid growing fear of tighter government controls in the illegal market.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has held a videoconference with her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, during a rally in Santa Cruz province to launch the new Federal Audience Meassuring System, and announced the inclusion of the Russian news network Russia Today (RT) in the Open Digital Television (TDA) channel listing.
The Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) has registered a fall of 4.9 percent in industrial activity in August, in comparison with the same period of 2013; this represents its sixth straight fall and a 2,9 percent decline for the first eight months of 2014.
The national government today criticized the Argentine Rural Society (SRA) leaders for not attending the G6 business group meeting called this week and accused them of having "double standards."
Elliot Management Hedge Fund warned today that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administration refuses to negotiate a solution over debt in default, stating that they would prefer to seek a solution with the head of state's successor in 2015.
In the last trading session of the month heading for the long weekend holiday, the US dollar closed steady at 8.01 pesos. Greenbacks in the informal market were five cents lower at 10.55 pesos.
Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli has rejected the proposal to re-establish mandatory military service, supported by his Security Minister Alejandro Granados. “The civic service that we need to provide the youth with is that of education, sports, culture and microcredits,” the governor said.
In the wake of Labour Day, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner asked Argentinean workers “to behave in a way that helps to sustain the industrial development model”.
The Upper House today gave unanimous approval to the Promotion of Registered Work and Prevention of Labour Fraud bill, which proposes a series of sanctions and reductions for employer contributions to fight against unregistered employment figures.
Roberta Jacobson, head of the Latin America division at the State Department, argued the US “has been encouraging” Argentina to resolve the disputes with the ICSID, while admitting that “progress has been made.”
May begins with bad news for consumers: tariff increases for trains and domestic flights tickets and rises on cigarettes and gas prices, ranging from 4% to 100% in the case of train tariffs.
The long weekend started today, on Labour Day, with intense traffic in Argentine routes. The Ministry of Tourism expects 800,000 tourists to travel across the country in the 4-day holiday.
Nine people died today, following a multiple car accident at San Pedro locality, Buenos Aires province.
UNEN Broad Front representatives signed today a public document where they proclaimed the rejection of a future political alliance with the Pro party, before the upcoming presidential elections of 2015.
By James Neilson
At fairly regular intervals, benevolent middle-class Argentines discover that many of their compatriots are poor, very poor. The startling news always shocks them. They then, like Galeano in his previous incarnation, proceed to put the blame for this unhappy state of affairs on whoever or whatever they dislike most.
The Argentine government has signed a series of cooperation agreements with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). in order to combat the presence of narcotics trafficking gangs in the country.
Asked about excessive interest rates in personal credit lines in the financial market, the cabinet chief pointed out –like he had done last week- that the government is analyzing policies to regulate the sector.
The US dollar closed steady today at 8.01 pesos on the first Business day and after the Labour Day long weekend. The official exchange rate has remained unchanged since March 31.
Quilmes mayor Francisco “Barba” Gutiérrez confirmed an agreement has been reached with trade union heavyweight and CGT Azopardo leader Hugo Moyano in the dispute over the termination of the municipality contract with waste management company Covelia.
Car sales plunged 35 percent in April accumulating a 18 percent drop so far 2014, the Argentine Association of Car Dealers (ACARA) reported today.
The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has revealed that the so-called Salary Index which tracks earnings was up 2.91 percent in March, compared to the same month in 2013.
Following an alert issued by the World Health Organization on Monday over the international spread of wild poliovirus, the Buenos Aires province Health Assistance Director Luis Crovetto brought calm to society here saying Argentina had "satisfactory immunization coverage” against the disease.
The US dollar closed unchanged today in BA City banks and main foreign exchange offices at 8.01 pesos. Meanwhile, the so called “blue” dollar rose five cents, selling at 10.55 pesos.
BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri revealed details of his recent phone conversations with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and said she belittled the importance of cost of living increases. “In her rhetoric, inflation is not a serious issue,” PRO party leader said.
Asked about opposition leader Sergio Massa’s project to limit the number of terms mayors can be in office, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said it is “part of a public debate but not a substantive issue.” BA province Governor Daniel Scioli, meanwhile, considered the plan was not among people's priorities.
The US dollar closed steady today at 8.01 pesos in banks and exchange offices in the city, remaining unchanged, while the parallel so-called "blue" dollar was 15 cents higher today at 10.70 pesos.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has sworn singer Teresa Parodi in as the new Minister of Culture, in a ceremony held this afternoon at the Government House, Buenos Aires City.
The US dollar closed one cent higher in Buenos Aires banks and main foreign exchange offices at 8.02 pesos. Meanwhile, greenbacks in the informal market climbed three cents to 10.73 pesos.
The US dollar remained unchanged at 8.02 pesos in BA City banks and foreign exchange offices. Greenbacks in the informal market closed at 10.70 after Wednesday's 15-cent surge.
Key power companies Edenor and Edesur responsible for the distribution of energy in Buenos Aires province, presented their balances for the first trimester of 2014, reporting multi-million peso losses.
By Martín Gambarotta
Argentina is full of uncertainties. But one thing is certain. By the end of 2015 the nation will not have Fernández de Kirchner as head of state. This, understandably, makes the rest of Argentina’s heavyweight politicos very restless.
By Mempo Giardinelli
It neither can nor should be denied that many citizens who support the government have in recent times felt a certain concern over decisions or measures which they judge to be misconceived. Since these issues arousing concern are not superficial and the doubts appear over certain paths about which it is difficult to agree, this matter merits some reflection.
By Andrés Federman
To say that the US and Argentine governments do not see eye to eye on the ways and means of dealing with the challenge of drug trafficking is more than an understatement.
In his daily press briefing in Government House, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich refused to release further details on the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration's strategy in upcoming negotiations with Paris Club creditors.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has suggested that Argentina could benefit from cutting public spending destined for subsidies on energy costs, stating that such policies are "very costly and distort economic activity."
In a press conference to address the strike on the Sarmiento railway today, Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo criticised what he described as an “absolutely extorsive attitude” from workers lead by Railway union head Rubén Sobrero.
Asked about the report released yesterday that suggested that Argentina could benefit from cutting public spending destined for subsidies on energy costs, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected the Fund’s “typically orthodox and exclusive perspective”.
Federal Court second chamber ratified a previous ruling, and ordered the advance of the investigation of the agreement signed between state own oil company YPF and Chevron Corporation.
Asked about Federal Court order to investigate into the agreement signed between state-owned oil company YPF and Chevron Corporation, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich considered the reactivation of the case “strange” and said there are foreign and local agents “trying to break the government’s credibility.”
The US dollar closed one and a half cents higher today in banks and exchange offices, selling at 8.50 pesos. The so called "blue" dollar, meanwhile, was five cents lower at 10.75 pesos in the informal market.
A march called by dissident CGT unions headed by Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo was playing havoc with traffic today in the City.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced this afternoon a 40 percent increase to child benefit, during a national broadcast delivered at Government House.
Scientists in Argentina today announced the discovery of the fossilized remains of a unique member of the famous long-necked, plant-munching dinosaurs known as sauropods, the largest land creatures in Earth's history.
By Michael Soltys
The neologism “stagflation” is not an Argentine invention (apparently it was coined almost half a century ago by Britain’s Conservative Party to convey their perception of what Harold Wilson’s Labour government was then inflicting on the British economy) but perhaps few countries are more naturally prone to falling into its vicious circles.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised remarks made by the nominee to represent the US on the International Monetary Fund's executive board, Mark Sobel, who said that a US Court ruling favorable to Vulture Funds might “alter the order and predictability” of debt restructuring processes.
The US dollar ended higher today at 8.07 pesos in banks and exchange offices in the City after the Central Bank intervened in the exchange market to halt its rise.
Episcopate spokesman Jorge Oesterheld stressed that the Episcopal document released last week about “violence” in Argentina is not meant “against the government”.
In a joint press conference with ANSES executive director Diego Bossio, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof discussed the Presidential announcement on a 40% increase in child welfare benefits and pointed out the importance “to distribute in order to grow".
Judges in the First Court of the Federal Chamber upheld today the injunction filed by local Jewish community organizations, and ruled that the memorandum of understanding signed between Argentina and Iran on January 2013 went against the Argentine constitution.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held today a meeting with key clerical representatives in Olivos, following terse exchanges between the two sides as a result of an Episcopal document which affirmed the nation was "sick with violence".
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today ratified the government will appeal a court ruling which declared the Memorandum signed between the Argentine and Iranian governments on the AMIA attack probe unconstitutional.
The US dollar ended steady today at 8.07 pesos in banks and exchange offices of the City, after raising five cents this week.
Industry Minister Débora Giorgi and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof held a meeting today with representatives of the automotive sector to analyze the situation of the sector such as the drop in exports, mainly to the Brazilian market.
By Michael SoltysToday Norway celebrates its bicentennial almost four years after Argentina — marking the 1814 Constitution (Europe’s oldest constitution still in existence) which Norwegians see as the real birth of nation-building, according to Ambassador Janne Julsrud.
The Centre for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), warned today from “serious irregularities” in the investigation of Army Chief César Milani, suspected of alleged crimes against humanity during the last dictatorship.
National lawmaker Elisa Carrio has declaredthat she will “almost certainly” present her candidacy in the Broad Front Unen primary elections to run for next year’s presidential elections.
Asked about the ongoing judicial investigation against Army Chief César Milani for crimes against humanity, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich pointed out Argentina's Judicial independence and stated that the government "is not obstructing or interrupting the process".
The US dollar closed unchanged today at banks and exchange offices at 8.07 pesos, while the parallel 'blue' currency saw a steep rise, trading 25 cents up at 11.30 pesos after the weekend.
One of the Pope’s closest collaborator, Argentine Guillermo Karcher, said “there is no reason to look for causes for conflict” in the Episcopal document released last week about “violence” in Argentina.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner postponed the inauguration of new formations for Sarmiento railway scheduled for this afternoon to accompany her mother, Ofelia Wilhelm, who underwent surgery.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof addressed the effects of the recently announced 40% increase in child welfare benefits (AUH) in the country’s economy and stressed the existence of “prejudice against the poor” among the programme's critics.
The INDEC statistics bureau has revealed that unemployment rates rose in the first three months of 2014, reaching a total of 7.1 percent of the population.
The cabinet chief has referred to the 0.8-point decline in unemployment in the first trimestre of 2014, saying there has been “no destruction of jobs” or an increase in the number of people looking for a job.
A surge in demand in the informal market took the so called “blue” dollar 40 cents higher to 11.70 pesos, following yesterday’s 25-cent hike. The American currency was one cent up in BA City banks and exchange offices.
Former President Eduardo Duhalde described BA province Governor Daniel Scioli as “the Francis of politics” referring to the Argentine Pope, and highlighted Scioli’s non-confrontation spirit.
President Kirchner led the inauguration of the new Justice and Human Rights Ministry, at the South Waterfront in Buenos Aires City, highlighting the recovery of national assets over the last 10 years.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the country’s “favorable economic performance” and accused “financial agents” of developing “speculative strategies” that aim to create uncertainty.
Clinics and hospitals and diagnostic centers unions -ADECRA and CEDIM- are on a 24-hour national strike, demanding an increase in pre-paid medical cover fees.
After hitting 11.70 pesos yesterday, the informal dollar kept climbing today. The so called "blue" currency hit 11.90 pesos, 20 cents higher than its last close.
YPF oil company head, Miguel Galuccio, revealed today the finding of unconventional deposits of hydrocarbons in Chubut province, during a meeting with local governor Martín Buzzi.
The US dollar traded steady at 8.075 pesos in BA City banks and exchange offices while the blue chip swap rate and the MEP dollar traded lower at 10.77 and 11.30 pesos respectively.
In the wake of the 204th anniversary of the May Revolution Pope Francis urged Argentineans to work towards “a peaceful cohabitation” and to build “a constructive dialogue” in a letter addressed to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
The black market dollar’s climb of the past business days has been halted as it plunged to 11.37 pesos. On Thursday, it ended 10 cents lower although accumulating an 80 cent rise during the week.
A month ahead of the beginning of winter in Argentina, freezing temperatures have already started to hit, marking the lowest wind chill factor mark of the year at 3.6 C°.
Archbishop of Buenos Aires Mario Poli invoked the spirit of Pope Francis in an impassioned plea for dialogue, as he headed a Tedeum ceremony commemorating the May Revolution with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in attendance for the first time since 2006.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returned to BA City Cathedral for the Tedeum ceremony commemorating the May Revolution for the first time in eight years and read the “peace prayer” visibly moved.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to opposition lawmaker Graciela Ocaña's accusations of discretionary spending in “Fútbol para todos” programme. “I find it hard to see the existence of a possible crime,” he said and bashed opposition critics for “never going after media conglomerates”.
UTA Transport Union leader Roberto Fernández confirmed a 24-hour strike for Wednesday in short, medium and long distance buses, to demand a wage increase of over 30%.
Transport and Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo called UTA Transport Union leaders for “logic and common sense” after the announcement of a 24-hour short,medium and long distance bus strike for next Wednesday.
The US dollar remained unchanged today in banks and exchange offices at 8.08 pesos on a thin volume day due to a national which kept US markets closed.
Buenos Aires province Security Minister Alejandro Granados has asserted that since the security emergency was declared, "the numbers" in the fight against crime "are significantly improving".
The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) and International Labour Organization (ILO) flatly rejected that Argentina’s Universal Child Benefit (AUH) worked as an incentive for beneficiary not to look for jobs and praised its impact on poverty and child labour reduction.
Jorge Capitanich praised the performance of Argentina's flag carrier, saying its CEO Mariano Recalde “has done an outstanding job.” Asked about a report by the National Audit Office that dennounces irregularities and lack of management control in the state-run company, he said it was a “deliberate political strategy by opposition leaders.”
The government met with bus drivers in an effort to solve the ongoing wage dispute and try to prevent the walkout announced for tomorrow by UTA Transport Union.
The so called “blue” dollar that trades in the informal market climbed 25 cents to 11.75 pesos for sellers, pushed by the blue-chip swap dollar and the stock exchange dollar rates which traded at 11.05 pesos and 11.38 pesos respectively.
Cordoba province governor José Manuel De la Sota confirmed once again his presidential aspirations and dismissed an alliance with Sergio Massa as his vice-presidential candidate. “If no other candidate proposes the type of project that I want for the country, I will run [in 2015 elections],” he said.
After an urgent meeting convened by the government, UTA Transport Union head Roberto Fernández ratified the general strike announced for tomorrow in short, medium and long distance buses.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, accompanied by Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo, led the inauguration of a train monitoring unit in Retiro, Buenos Aires City.
Security Secretary Sergio Berni confirmed five people lost their lives in a tragic small aircraft crash in the Río de la Plata, while affirming that a failure in the plane's engine could have caused the fatal accident.
The Labour Ministry headed by Carlos Tomada ordered mandatory conciliation in response to the Argentine Transport Union (UTA), which had vowed to stop public bus services to demand wage rises.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to Economy Minister Axel Kicillof's meeting in Paris with Argentina’s Paris Club creditors. “The negotiation is complex,” Capitanich said and stressed that the government seeks “the best possible agreement”.
In his daily press briefing, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the progress made in negotiations with UTA Transport Union that allowed to prevent a national strike initially announced for today and said the government is making similar efforts to try to avert the walkout that bank workers have planned for tomorrow.
Uruguayan emergency workers have removed the final two bodies which remained inside the wreckage of a light aircraft which yesterday crashed into the Río de la Plata delta, leaving five Argentine citizens dead and four injured.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today met with members of the Paris Club group of creditors in a marathon summit, in which the restructuring of Argentine debt was discussed.
The US dollar closed half a cent up at 8.09 pesos in banks and exchange offices of the City while the "blue" dollar rose five cents to 11.80 pesos after climbing 25 cents yesterday, pushed by the stock exchange and the blue-chip swap rates which rose 39 cents.
A French court has upheld a request filed by Argentina to extradite ex police officer Mario Sandoval accused of crimes against humanity committed during the South American country’s last military-civil dictatorship. Sandoval has been charged with 601 cases of human rights violations but will only be prosecuted over the forced disappearance of Hernán Abriata.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman met in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Sergi Lavrov who confirmed a formal invitation to Argentina to take part in a BRICS summit to be held in Brazil next month. The Kremlin also ratified its support to Buenos Aires in its long-standing dispute against the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands.
The head of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA), Eduardo Buzzi said he will take a proposal for a national strike to the anti-government farming sectors gathered in the Mesa de Enlace alliance to denounce the “serious” situation of farmers and the lack of dialogue with the federal government.
Central Bank president Juan Carlos Fábrega assured foreign reserve levels would stay at around 28 billion dollars by the end of this year, and revealed he would lower rates if prices rises continued to slow down.
Argentina reached an agreement with creditor nations on repaying overdue debts, in a landmark deal that should open up much-needed international financing for the country. The Paris Club of creditors said the agreement will allow Argentina to clear over five years arrears that stood at $9.7 billion at the end of April.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich pointed out that the agreement reached with Paris Club was made without any active involvement from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He stressed that this is the first time that the Fund “was not part of the conditionalities in the negotiation process” and said it will not monitor the agreement’s compliance either.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the Russian invitation to Argentina to attend a summit of the so called BRICS countries next month in Brazil and said it “leads the way towards [Argentina’s] effective participation” in the bloc.
The "blue" dollar which trades in the informal market was 10 cents lower today at 11.70 pesos amid few transactions in the market due to a bankers' strike.
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin praised Argentina’s agreement with Paris Club creditors, saying it highlights the country’s effort to “normalize its relations with creditors.”
President Kirchner praised the agreement reached with Paris Club creditors and said that the government will now turn to international credit markets to finance “infrastructure, development, and technology.”
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner expressed her delight at reaching an agreement with the Paris Club without International Monetary Fund (IMF) intervention, while defending Argentina's record in honouring debt commitments.
International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde today welcomed the debt deal Argentina has reached with the Paris Club.
The blue dollar or informal rate dropped 30 cents today to trade at 11.40 pesos due to lower demand of greenbacks and pushed by the blue-chip swap rate which was also down at 11 pesos.
The government has appealed a ruling which had declared the Memorandum of Understanding sealed between Argentina and Iran “unconstitutional.”
FAU leader Elisa Carrio, Radical Civic Union senator Ernesto Sanz and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri met today with representatives of the Argentine Rural Confederation in Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos, and discussed agricultural policies.
Mendoza lawmaker Julio Cobos dismissed the possibility of an electoral alliance with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri for the 2015 presidential elections and stressed that his efforts are aimed to increase UNEN-Broad Front’s representation.
The deputy Economy minister Emmanuel Álvarez has affirmed that the government has high hopes that the United States Supreme Court will intervene in Argentina's long-running legal battle with holdout investors, dubbed 'Vulture Funds', over debt defaulted on in 2001.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich refused to give further details on an alleged leaked legal memo which would advise the government on a plan to restructure Argentina’s bonds outside the reach of US courts if the Supreme Court does not take the case against holdout investors, the so called Vulture Funds. “The document was leaked without consent,” he stressed.
The US dollar closed half a cent higher today in banks and exchange offices trading at 8.10 pesos as market analysts estimate around 140 million dollars are being liquidated by grain exporters on a daily basis, boosting Central Bank reserves.
Workers of auto parts company Gestamp continued today with the occupation of the plant in Escobar, in Buenos Aires province, accusing the company of infringing a compulsory conciliation ordered by Buenos Aires Labour Minister Oscar Cuartango, and announced plans to take the protest to Buenos Aires province Ministry of Labour.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today affirmed the agreement Argentina reached with the Paris Club group of creditors “does not compromise the future or the present of the country.”
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the conflict in Gestamp auto parts plant and expressed his optimism about the solution of the labour dispute that began last week after 69 workers were laid off. “The plant is fully operational with 400 workers. The production has been restored,” he said.
The US dollar closed one cent higher at 8.11 pesos in banks and exchange offices after Monday's slight rise, while the informal rate was also up at 11.50 pesos.
By Nadia Nasanovsky
More than 100 British Members of Parliament have signed a resolution of support for Argentina in the fight against the 'Vulture Fund' holdout investors, and warned that if the United States Justice System ruled against the nation it could fall into default.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rebuked UIA industrial chamber head Héctor Méndez who has repeatedly called for “economic adjusment”, criticising the government’s fiscal policies. “Industrial leadership has an obsolete mindset, from the past, it should be looking to the future,” Capitanich stressed.
The US dollar closed one cent up today at 8.12 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices, while the 'blue' parallel currency rosed five cents to 11.55 pesos.
The main opposition leaders at the Lower House agreed on a strategy to vacate the House for Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich’s briefing scheduled for today, complaining for not being able to cross-examine the minister during his briefings.
During a national broadcast from the Government House, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the sending of a new amnesty to Congress in order to incorporate more pensioners into the Federal Pension System.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and ANSES chief Diego Bossio held a press conference to provide the details of a bill the government has submitted to Congress, involving a new moratorium of pensions.
The US dollar ended two cents higher today at 8.14 pesos in banks and exchange offices after rising one cent yesterday, amid dollar sales from grain exporters which pushed the US currency down and forced the Central Bank to buy dollars. The blue dollar, meanwhile, traded unchanged at 11.55 pesos.
The International Monetary Fund expressed “concern” today over the outcome of Argentina's vulture funds case, during a press briefing in Washington.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today implied it was positive that vice-president Amado Boudou appeared before Judge Ariel Lijo next week in the probe into the nationalization of the Ciccone mint company as the process will show a “transparent treatment.”
The US dollar traded half a cent higher at 8.145 today in banks and exchange officecs after rising two cents yesterday.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) saluted today “all the specified actions,” taken by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration, to improve prices and Gross Domestic Product indexes under INDEC National Statistics Bureau orbit.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said he sees “many optimistic signals for the second trimestre and even next year” for an ending to economic recession.
Chargé d'Affaires at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan, who is in charge of the embassy on an interim basis, praised Argentina’s agreement with Paris Club, ICSID and YPF-Repsol deal, saying “the situation is changing, in a good way” and pointing out a change in investment climate.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to Vice-President Amado Boudou's questioning by Judge Ariel Lijo saying “it is an excellent opportunity for Judiciary and the judge to act without any pressure”.
In his daily press briefing, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich urged automobile companies to reduce their prices for a recovery in the sector. “It is very important for automotive terminals to reduce their prices in order to stimulate demand,” he said.
The group arrived in Washington DC today and met with members of the US State Department officials and the House of Representatives, to whom they communicated their support for the Argentine government's position against the holdout investors.
The US dollar today ended steady at 8.145 pesos in banks and exchange offices of Buenos Aires after rising one cent.
The investigation hearing into Vice President Amado Boudou's alleged involvement in the Ciccone printworks case, overseen by Judge Ariel Lijo, has come to a close for the day after the politician declared for over five hours.
New York Judge Thomas Griesa rejected last week a request by hedge fund investor Paul Singer to chide Argentina over its apparent “best option” plan to default on all its debt should it lose its last-chance appeal later this week.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the Congressional delegation that travelled to Washington DC to support Argentina’s stance in its court battle with hedge funds and criticised the absence of UNEN Broad Front representatives in the committee.
In his daily press briefing Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich criticised financial institutions that charge “abusive rates” and said it was about time “the Central Bank properly regulated” the matter.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s meeting with governors of several petroleum-producing provinces. He said the discussion ended with a draft for a federal agreement regarding a reform to the hydrocarbon law.
The US dollar crept up half a cent to 8.15 pesos in banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires City while greenbacks in the informal market jumped five cents to 11.60 pesos.
The government reiterated Argentina’s “unalienable right” over the Malvinas Islands and urged the UK to resume negotiations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the British government refusal to continue talks as “incomprehensible and inadmisible.”
Anti-government faction of the CGT led by Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo were expected to lead a protest this afternoon to demand an increase in pensions as well as the collection of pensioners' lawsuits against the government.
The UK Foreign Office Minister to Latin America, Hugo Swire, criticised the actions of the Argentine government in the ongoing dispute over the Malvinas Islands, also slamming the use of a "Malvinas are Argentine" banner in a national team game.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich was confident that an agreement will be reached today in the bilateral meeting to be held at 3 p.m. between Industry Minister Débora Giorgi and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof with Brazil's Development, Industry and Commerce Minister Mauro Borges.
After weeks dennouncing “abusive rates” by financial institutions in his daily press briefings, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has praised the Central Bank’s decision to regulate loans pushing down interest rates, saying it was “necessary to stimulate demand” and to “prevent abussive manoeuvres and the excessive interest rates dispersion”.
The US dollar traded steady today at 8.15 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices. Meanwhile, in the informal market greenbacks also traded stable at 11.60 pesos with only few operations being registered.
Argentina and Brazil signed a deal for automotive trade between the two nations, which will be valid until July 2015 and aims to revive the sector which has seen heavy falls in activity since the beginning of this year.
Economy minister Axel Kicillof and minister of Industry Débora Giorgi today met with Brazilian Industry minister Mauro Borges in order to establish a new trade agreement in the automotive sector between Brazil and Argentina.
By Jayson McNamaraPolice in Mendoza have arrested two men suspected of being involved in the murder of New Zealand tourist Nicholas Heyward in Mendoza in April.
The entire subway system will not operate tomorrow between 5am to 7am, sources from the Subway and Premetro Workers' Union Association (AGTSyP) announced following a failed meeting with representatives of the train operating company Sbase and the City government.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the government is “constantly monitoring” the flooding emergency in the Iguazú watershed by an emergency committee and that National Gendarmerie, Federal Police and Military Police personnel were being deployed in the affected areas.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the automotive trade agreement the government has sealed with Brazil saying it will encourage “auto parts production and job creation” benefiting both countries.
The US Supreme Court will reveal its decision on the vulture funds case on Monday at 10.30am, after deliberating today behind closed doors on the Argentine appeal request.
The US dollar remained unchanged today at 8.15 pesos in banks and foreign exchange offices after the Central Bank yesterday decided to restrict dollar purchases from big importers. The “blue” dollar was five cent lower at 11.65 pesos, following yesterday’s 10-cent climb.
The government today announced it will take the former Botnia pulp mill dispute to the International Court of Justice after Uruguay decided to authorize a production increase without Argentina’s consent.
Football world governing body FIFA said on Friday it had begun disciplinary proceedings against Argentina's football association due to a players' protest over the Malvinas islands at a World Cup warmup game.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich called for prudence and refused to make comments on the imminent US Supreme Court holdout ruling on Argentina’s appeal of rulings requiring it to pay the holdout bondholders back in full, expected for today at 10.30 a.m.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich arrived in Posadas, Mendoza province, for a “direct supervision” of the regions affected by floods in Paraná River coastal area today and to coordinate assistance with local authorities.
The US dollar closed steady in banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires City at 8.15 pesos, while the so called 'blue dollar' soared in value, trading 20 cents higher at 11.85 pesos.
The US Supreme Court today declined to hear Argentina's appeal over its bid to avoid paying $1.33 billion to hedge fund creditors or risk a potential default. The high court left intact lower court rulings that ordered Argentina to pay. The government had previously warned it could default on its sovereign debt if required to pay in full.
Shares on the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange were in freefall today after the US Supreme Court's adverse ruling in the country’s case against to hedge fund creditors, the so called vulture funds.
Minutes after the US Court released its adverse verdict for Argentina in its legal dispute against hedge funds creditors, and in the wake of an official government statement, politicians took their reactions to Twitter.
UCR Party head Ernesto Sanz said the federal government should be “cautious” seeking to minimize the cost of the adverse US Court ruling over vulture funds dispute for Argentineans.
ANSES executive director Diego Bossio said the decision of the US Supreme Court to reject Argentina’s appeal on the hedge funds case was “irresponsible”.
After the adverse US Court ruling in Argentina’s legal dispute with the so called vulture funds, Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli called for “patriotism” and urged all sectors to line up behind the national government.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof has announced that the government plans to reopen the debt swap program in the hope of renegotiating bonds under Argentine jurisdiction, after the US Supreme Court declined to take Argentina's case against the 'vulture funds'.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the US Supreme Court’s decision to reject Argentina’s appeal on the hedge funds case “undermines the most successful sovereign debt restructuring process” and that it buffets “the foundations of a new perspective on international finances and economy”.
The "blue" dollar which trades in the informal market jumped 35 cents today, reaching 12.20 pesos following the refusal of the US Supreme Court to intervene in the ongoing case against holdout investors.
By Nadia NasanovskyAn Argentine national, César Raúl Rodríguez was arrested in Madrid yesterday, as a suspected member of a jihadist cell accused of recruiting militants for the terrorist organization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIL). Buenosairesherald.com talked to his sister.
After meeting with Congress party chiefs to discuss the government’s strategy regarding the country’s debt with houldout hedge funds, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said “the Congress, through its different blocs, has backed Argentina’s stance in defense of national interests.”
In his daily press briefing, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich bashed holdout hedge funds saying “the deliberate actions of a tiny group of vulture funds will not alter the economic growth, social inclusion and distributive equity of a sovereign country”.
After climbing as high as 30 cents earlier today, the so-called “blue” dollar closed at 12.30 pesos, 10 cents up from yesterday's closing change rate.
Lawyers representing Argentina in the United States in a 1.5 billion dollar dispute that risks sending the South American country into a sovereign debt default, were expected to meet New York appeals Judge Thomas Griesa this morning in a new negotiation attempt.
After Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said the government will continue negotiating with US courts and that it is getting ready to pay holdout creditors, UNEN Broad Front’s lawmaker Hermes Binner said “Argentina is in no position to set rules.”
Argentina's attorneys today informed US Judge Thomas Griesa that government officials plan to travel to New York next week to negotiate with holdouts to solve the situation, while the magistrate warned that reopening swaps to change the debt's jurisdiction to Argentina would be considered a breach of the ruling.
The ANSES social security agency executive director, Diego Bossio called for “calm” regarding US judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling that orders Argentina to pay bondholders who rejected the debt restructuring, saying Argentina “is willing to pay”.
US Judge Tomas Griesa today considered "a problem" the televised speech delivered by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Monday after the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Argentina in its battle against the holdouts.
Elliot Management hedge fund, led by financial tycoon Paul Singer, could accept Argentine bonds in order to finish with the judicial dispute between the two parts, following US Supreme Court ruling last Monday.
The Economy Ministry announced today that Argentina will not be able to fulfil with the debt swap payments on June 30, in response to US Appeal Court ruling which suspended a previous injunction measure filed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration.
With all eyes focused on Argentina’s legal dispute against vulture funds, the so called “blue” dollar closed 10 cents higher at 12.40 pesos. The US dollar at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices, meanwhile, remained steady at 8.15 pesos.
Only two days ahead of the beginning of winter, Argentineans have already started to suffer harsh temperatures, hitting the lowest peak so far this year.
Lawyer Tullio Zembo said Italians holding Argentina’s restructured debt bonds “are willing to collect anywhere” although he considered the current legal situation that has raised default fears in the South American country “extremely difficult.”
While the trade balance in May registered a surplus of 1.2 billion dollars, the first five months of 2014 show a decline of 2.3 billion dollars, or 41 percent, in comparison to the same period of 2013, INDEC national statistics bureau informed today.
The holdout investors demanding full payment of Argentine bonds in default have claimed they have not been in contact with the Argentine government about possible negotiations following the US Supreme Court judgement, according to sources from the so-called 'vulture funds'.
US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa ratified in an official letter that Argentina’s proposal to carry out a debt exchange and pay its bondholders in Buenos Aires represents a “violation of the rulings and procedures.”
The government has decided to take the country’s bond fight against vulture funds to international media. “Argentina wants to continue paying its debts but they don’t let it,” is the title of an advertisement published today in the Wall Street Journal.
Teamsters' Union Associate Secretary Pablo Moyano launched a surprise cash transport walk-out, affecting cash machines, after threatening with a a “48-hour nationwide strike” if collective bargaining negotiations with business leaders and the government fail.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s claim for “fair and equitable conditions for 100% of bondholders”, referring to US Judge Thomas Griesa ruling ordering Argentina full payment to the so-called vulture funds. Capitanich stressed that “equitable treatment cannot be violated by any judge”.
After the strong hikes it registered last week, the so called "blue" dollar which trades in the informal exchange market, today traded 60 cents lower at 11.80 pesos, pushed down by the ongoing negotiations between the Argentine government and the holdouts, according to analysts.
The government’s decision to negotiate with holdout hedge funds has had a positive impact on the stock market. Buenos Aires stock market opened in an upward trend, with a 8.7% rise to 7,985.11 points. Bonds and coupons, meanwhile, were up by 16%.
President Cristina Kirchner has revealed that her government will introduce a new credit scheme for buying new cars, in a bid to arrest the decline in the automotive industry since the start of 2014.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof briefed the press on the content of Argentina’s formal presentation to Judge Griesa today. “We are asking judge Griesa for a suspension of his ruling in order to start a dialogue in fair, equitable and legal conditions, without breaking our commitments with bondholders who joined the debt restructuring,” the Minister said.
The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has revealed that Argentina's Gross Domestic Product fell 0.2 percent in the first three months of 2014, compared to the same period last year.
The government awaits Judge Griesa's decision after it requested him to issue a stay on the ruling that orders Argentina to pay all bondholders at the same time, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has said.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the new credit scheme for buying new cars unveiled yesterday by the President, saying it will “stimulate production levels to reach the goal of 700,000 units”.
Three days after publishing in the Wall Street Journal an ad questioning vulture funds in their 1.3 billion dollar dispute with the country, the government stepped up its pressure against bondholders that rejected the 2005 and 2010 debt swaps.
The US dollar closed unchanged in banks and exchange offices in BA City, trading at 8.15 pesos. In the informal market, the “blue” dollar jumped 20 cents to 12 pesos, after a 60-cent fall back yesterday.
The Union of Southern Nations (UNASUR) expressed its solidarity with Argentina after US Supreme Court decision to dismiss the country’s appeal in its legal dispute with holdout hedge funds, rejecting “the behaviour of speculative agents that endager the agreements reached between debtors and creditors”.
Hedge fund NML Capital have dismissed the Argentine government's request to reestablish a stay on payments to the so-called 'vulture funds', and called on New York judge Thomas Griesa to reject the plea.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the economy minister's presentation at the G77 and China meeting in New York today, saying Argentina will seek to “raise awareness” about the impact of legal decisions in debt restructuring processes.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich warned pharmaceutical companies to keep their prices at the levels in force on May 7, as established by the Trade Secretariat in its 90/2014 resolution. “All necessary measures will be taken to guarantee the protection of medicine prices for consumers,” he said.
The US dollar traded steady at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices and closed at 8.15 pesos. In the meantime, the so called "blue" dollar climbed 5 cents to 12.05, pushed up by a stock exchange rate hike.
Asked about a Supreme Court’s demand for “railway passengers to be treated in a dignified way,” the cabinet chief said the request is “in accordance with the government’s efforts” and that a comprehensive report on the matter will be delivered to the Court.
Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof was adressing the United Nations today over the nation's "vulture funds" dispute. "We want to pay but they won't let us," he said in reference to US courts' rulings.
The Council on Foreign Relations, one of the most influential private organizations in US Foreign Policy, questioned the country’s Supreme Court for rejecting Argentina’s appeal in its legal dispute with the so-called vulture funds, saying the ruling will "diminish national sovereignty".
Economy Minister, Axel Kicillof addressed today before a United Nations panel in New York, and explained the consequences of Judge Thomas Griesa ruling, while warning the country “could face a technical default” next Monday, if the sentence remains firm.
Special Master Daniel Pollack, the person appointed by US Judge Thomas Griesa to mediate in negotiations between Argentina and vulture funds, affirmed that “no agreement has been achieved yet.”
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the “clear, categorical and broad” support for Argentina’s stance in its dispute with vulture funds from 133 countries and specialized international media. “Argentina has reason on its side,” he stated.
The government relies on its stimulus packages to reverse the downward trend of industrial output, which registered a 3.89 percent plunge in the first semester of the year. “All measures are in place for a favourable trend in the second semester,” Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman reiterated Argentina’s claim on Malvinas islands before the United Nation’s Decolonization Committee today in New York and rejected the British “pillaging of natural resources of Argentine Sea”.
The US dollar traded steady at BA City banks and foreign exchange offices, closing at 8.15 pesos. In the illegal market, the so called "blue" dollar traded stable and closed at 12.05 pesos.
After several warnings of “wildcat strikes”, the teamster union led by Pablo Moyano said an agreement has been reached with corporate representatives for a 33% salary raise and called off the announced 48-hour nationwide walk-out.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof held a press conference to announce the government has made a payment of 1 billion dollars in New York, serving its debt commitments with creditors that accepted the 2005 and 2010 swaps.
Following the announcement made earlier by Economy Minister Axel Kicillof who informed the government had paid more than a billion dollars to exchange bondholders today, Preisdent Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner used her Twitter account to say "Argentina pays."
NML Capital has asked NY Judge Thomas Griesa for a hearing to address the violation of his Court’s order, after Economy Minister Axel Kicillof announced the government has made a payment of 1 billion dollars in New York, serving its debt commitments with creditors that accepted the 2005 and 2010 swaps.
The government today published a legal notice on leading media outlets of Argentina, to inform about the 539 million deposit the government made yesterday in the Bank of New York to pay swap bondholders, as it was announced by Economy Minister Axel Kicillof.
Russian president Vladímir Putin today announced he will visit Buenos Aires in July as part of a broader Latin American trip and will meet with his Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Amid soaring expectations about negotiations between Argentina and vulture funds in New York today, greenbacks in the informal market climbed 10 cents to close at 12.15 pesos. The US dollar official rate, meanwhile, traded steady at 8.15 pesos.
US Judge Thomas Griesa today called Argentina's decision to make a sovereign debt payment in defiance of a court order an "explosive action" and told Bank of New York Mellon to return the money to the government. In a hearing today held in New York, Griesa told lawyers representing Argentina and BNY Mellon that any attempt to make payment to bondholders without complying with his court is illegal.
Shares rebounded from a previous fall after US Judge Thomas Griesa today decided not to place an embargo on the amount Argentina had deposited in the Bank of New York.
In an official press release, the federal government stated US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa attempted to “block the payment for bondholders” and committed an abuse of authority, after cancelling the deposit made to bondholders in a Bank of New York account.
Sandra Macri, BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri’s sister, died last night at 53, after a long battle against cancer, local media reported.
The OAS Council called for a special meeting today to consider an Argentinean request to convene a meeting of consultation of ministers of foreign affairs for Thursday to discuss the country’s sovereign debt restructuring and its consequences.
Amid the government’s complex negotiations with the holdout hedge funds, former President Fernando De la Rúa said the “mega-swap” (megacanje) –an operation made in 2001 to delay the deadline of different debts for which De la Rúa was later indicted for fraud- “was not bad for the country”.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected the use of the term “technical default” in Argentina’s legal battle against the so-called vulture funds, saying the country “regularly meets its obligations”. He described Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling as “unprecedented” since it prevented bondholder from being paid.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that the judicial situation of the Vicepresident Amado Boudou is the same as that of BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, both of them are indicted in criminal cases but he pointed out that the media and opposition leaders give “inequitable, unequal treatment” to the cases.
The US dollar trades unchanged at 8.15 pesos, in the beginning of a week when news on the government’s negotiation with holdout hedge funds are expected. Meanwhile, in the informal market, the so-called "blue" dollar falls back five cents, trading at 12.10 pesos.
Argentine Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel said he has sent a letter to US Judge Thomas Griesa who ruled against Argentina in its case against “holdout” creditors, urging him to “reflect on the debt”.
The President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will visit “in the following hours or days” the areas affected by floods in the northeastern provinces of Misiones and Formosa, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has announced at Government House.
NML Capital holdout investors in Argentine sovereign debt said they have not met with the government to negotiate a settlement on defaulted debt, and accused the government of refusing to enter talks.
The President cut the inaugural ribbon of the new 5-kilometer expansion of General Paz Avenue, accompanied by BA province governor Daniel Scioli and BA City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta.
The Organization of American States (OAS) called member countries for an “urgent” meeting of consultation for Thursday to discuss Argentina’s sovereign debt restructuring. Secretary General José Miguel Insulza expressed his solidarity with Buenos Aires over its vulture funds dispute.
Holders of Argentina Eurobonds asked US Judge Thomas Griesa for an emergency ruling to help them recover the funds deposited in the Bank of New York Mellon by the government last Thursday that the judge ordered to be returned to the country.
The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) revealed today that economic activity in April contracted 0.5 percent compared to the same month last year, while failing to halt the slide towards recession seen since the end of 2013.
The Economy Ministry has announced that it has chosen a delegation to travel to the United States in order to negotiate with hedge funds who refused to take part in debt restructuring, as part of the mediation imposed by New York judge Thomas Griesa.
Ms. Kirchner led a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of late former president Juan Domingo Perón’s death. The head of state delivered a speech in homage of “popular Latin American leaders of the 20th century” honouring historic figure of the Radical Party Hipólito Yrigoyen as well.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that the government is working on the Argentine delegation to travel to New York on Monday to meet with Judge Thomas Griesa and the holdout investors’ representatives. Capitanich said the names of those appointed to begin negotiations will be announced in the course of the week.
The US dollar closed steady at 8.15 pesos, while the so called “blue” dollar fell back 10 cents to 12.10 pesos in the informal market.
Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli expressed his optimism that negotiations with holdout hedge funds will be successful and said they “will be very good for Argentina.”
A thick fog disturbed air and road traffic in Buenos Aires this morning again, as it has for the past days. At Ezeiza and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airports several flights were affected, with cancelations and delays expected to continue at least until noon.
President Cristina Fernández Kirchner announced that special aid will be extended to those affected by the floodings in the northeast of the country, in Corrientes, Misiones, Chaco and Formosa provinces.
One of the hedge funds involved in the lawsuit against the Argentine government over unrestructured debt has said the agreements reached with Spanish petrol conglomerate Repsol and the Paris Club are good examples for the basis of an eventual pact.
Energy secretary, Daniel Cameron resigned today, after serving in office for more than 11 years.
June’s tax revenue rose to 10.1 billion pesos, or 35.5 percent in comparison to the same period last year, AFIP tax bureau head Ricardo Echegaray revealed earlier today.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated once again Argentina’s willingness to pay all of its creditors and neither confirmed nor denied the possibility to pay holdout hedge funds with bonds, as suggested yesterday by an Elliot Management representative.
ANSES social security agency’s director Diego Bossio added details to the announcement made by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner yesterday concerning the special aid to be extended to flooding victims in the northeast of the country. Over 14,000 welfare recipients will benefit from the government’s assistance.
The US dollar traded unchanged at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices at 8.15 pesos. Meanwhile, in the informal market, the so-called “blue” dollar went down 5 cents and closed at 12 pesos.
The economist famous for predicting the 2008 financial crisis has analyzed Argentina’s current dispute against vulture funds warning “holdouts must not be permitted to block orderly restructurings that benefit debtors and creditors.”
Argentine provinces of Buenos Aires and Neuquen confirmed they will meet their foreign debt’s deadlines at the end of the month despite the government’s risk of default after US Judge Griesa blocked the funds deposited for restructured bondholders.
Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo headed today the reception of eight new train formations at the Buenos Aires port, aimed to replace old carriages on the suburban Sarmiento line.
The so called "blue" dollar, which trades in the informal market, was five cents lower today and closed at 11.95 pesos, as operators were awaiting for the outcome of the government's negotiations with holdouts.
The Organisation of American States (OAS) voted today to support Argentina’s position against holdout investors, as well as expressing concern over what the entity called "the behaviour of speculative agents that affect global financial stability."
Economy minister Axel Kicillof has confirmed that Argentina would enter talks with mediator Daniel Pollack over the legal battle currently raging between the nation and holdout investors known as 'vulture funds', while clarifying that those hedge funds would not be present.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich came on stage today to say that “considering a technical default is a manoeuvre from the New York judge but not from the Argentine Republic.”
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Domestic Trade Secretary Augusto Costa announced an average price hike of 4% in products that are part of the government-fueled Price Watch programme, as of next Monday.
The US dollar today remained steady and closed at 8.15 pesos in banks and exchange offices amid fewer operations due to the Independence Day holiday in the United States.
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has issued an alert for strong winds and downpours today in central, south and eastern Buenos Aires province.
Latin American ambassadors to the United Nations (UN) showed their support to Argentina in its dispute against holdout hedge funds. They agreed that the so-called vulture funds are a risk to debtor nations and that they pose a threat to the region.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, forced to call off all official activities last week following a "pharyngeal laryngitis condition", has been advised by her medical team to remain at Olivos Presidential Palace up to Wednesday, missing Independence Day celebrations.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today held a meeting that lasted almost four hours with the Special Master appointed by US Judge Thomas Griesa, Daniel Pollack, and requested that an injunction allowing Argentina to pay bondholders be reinstated while negotiations with holdouts developed.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said Argentina is determined to “hamper the actions of any external agent” working to prevent bondholders from being paid and referred to a advert published in local and international newspaper to reassure bondholders of the government’s willingness to pay.
Leader of the Bank Workers' union Sergio Palazzo has confirmed that employees in the sector would stage a nationwide strike, despite orders from the Labor Ministry for mandatory conciliation talks.
The US dollar closed up one cent today at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices, trading at 8.16 pesos. In the informal market, the so-called “blue” dollar remained below the 12 pesos mark, trading at 11.95 pesos.
Violence broke out at General Paz Avenue near Miguelete train station as the police tried to lift a picket set earlier this morning by Tecnología Avanzada en Transporte SA (TATSA) and Emprendimientos Ferroviarios (EMFER) workers. The traffic flow has been restored.
Israeli ambassador to Argentina, Dorit Shavit, called for a “thorough” investigation of the Iranian link in the AMIA Jewish community building and Israel Embassy bombings in the 90s.
Several areas of Buenos Aires City and Greater Buenos Aires area suffered water supply cuts and low pressure today due to an extraordinary low water level in Río de la Plata River, the main source of the AySA water company.
Elliott Management portfolio manager Jay Newman has revealed that the hedge fund would be willing to give the Argentine government more time to negotiate following the nation's reverse in the US Supreme Court, while criticising Economy minister Axel Kicillof for not meeting with the so-called 'vulture funds'.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich recognized the impact of energy subsidies in the State’s fiscal health but he stressed that Argentina is going through a transition period in order to solve problems caused by energy imports needed for economic growth.
With only a handful of operations registered in the parallel market due mainly to a 24-hour strike by bank workers affecting the service nationwide, the so called “blue” dollar climbed five cents to close at 11.90 pesos for buyers and 12 pesos for sellers.
Holders of Argentine bonds held through Luxembourg’s Clearstream Clearing House joined Belgian bondholders in their demand to US Judge Thomas Griesa for an emergency ruling to help them recover the funds deposited in the Bank of New York Mellon by Argentina, blocked by the Judge.
US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the people of Argentina on the country’s Independence Day on July 9 and wished the national team good luck in Brazil’s World Cup.
Vicepresident Amado Boudou arrived in San Miguel de Tucumán to head the official Independence Day celebration and renewed his call against colonialism, in reference to the country’s battle against the so-called vulture funds and to Britain’s presence in the South Atlantic and Malvinas islands.
The BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri headed the flag raising ceremony at Plaza de Mayo square at the country’s 198th Independence Day celebrations.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured today “negotiations with ‘vulture funds’ are on the right track,” in his first reaction since the meeting between Argentina’s representatives and mediator Daniel Pollack, appointed by US Federal judge Thomas Griesa to lead the talks in New York.
Amid an escalating rethoric war between the government and holdout hedge funds in local and international newspapers, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich bluntly rejected the latest ad published by the American Task Force Argentina (ATFA) and reiterated the country's ability and willingness to pay.
After a wave of disapproval by pro-government groups and political leaders for the repression of labour protests earlier this week, the Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich highlighted the government's efforts to “promote dialogue” and warned about “radicalized opposition groups” that seek to alter “society’s normal functioning.”
The US dollar closed steady at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices at 8.16 pesos. The so-called "blue" dollar traded unchanged at 12 pesos in the parallel market.
The Vicepresident Amado Boudou has filed an appeal against his indictment in the Ciccone corruption probe as his lawyers had vowed weeks ago after Federal Judge Ariel Lijo accused him of alleged bribery and influence peddling.
After recovering from her medical rest following a bout of laryngitis, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will receive the Argentine squad next week, after the World Cup final to be disputed against Germany on Sunday at the Maracaná Stadium in Río de Janeiro.
JP Morgan bank, the entity responsible for the payment to Argentina's Japanese bondholders has sent a letter to US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa, requesting “a clarification” in order to deliver the funds to its creditors.
Argentine officials and holdout investors met separately with the court-appointed mediator for five hours today, presenting their cases in hopes of resolving a default dispute that has dragged on for over 12 years.
The US dollar traded one cent higher in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices today, closing the week with a two-cent climb. Greenbacks in the informal market, meanhwile, where dropped ten cents to 11.90 pesos.
In a letter addressed to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and sent today, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi expressed his support to Argentina in the dispute with holdouts.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner invited Bolivian president Evo Morales, Uruguay leader José Mujica and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro to participate in a special dinner after her meeting with the Russian head of state, Vladimir Putin.
The Elliott Management Corp representative emerged from five hours of meetings with a court-appointed mediator today saying the government still refuses to have a negotiation 12 years after its historic default.
Domestic Trade secretary Augusto Costa has revealed his delight at the visit of Russia president Vladimir Putin to Argentine soil, affirming that his presence and meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner proves that Argentina is not isolated in world politics.
Ahead of the BRICS summit to be held in Fortaleza, Brazil, to which Argentina has been invited, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s willingness to join the group of emerging economies but said “it is not just a matter of Argentine will”.
The Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the government is expecting the Congress to pass the bill sent last month by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to implement a moratorium on pensions, as a main part of federal stimulus to encourage economic activity in the second semester.
The so-called “blue” dollar rises by ten cents to 12 pesos in the parallel market, while the US dollar trades unchanged at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices at 8.17 pesos.
Aurelius Capital Management, the hedge fund that is one of the principal holdout investors of Argentine debt, signalled today that the nation's government faces a new crisis on June 30 if they do not enter into negotiations with the so-called 'Vulture Funds'.
As the President travels to Brasilia to attend the BRICS summit, where emerging economies are discussing the creation of the New Development Bank, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the initiative: “We need development banks to work as tools for infrastructure financing, […] not as mechanisms of extortion”.
The federal government agreed to an extension of the agreement over provincial debts maturity, the Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said.
To prevent the indefinite strike announced by UTA transport worker’s union for the beggining of winter holidays on Monday, the Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich urged business leaders to sign and comply with an agreement
Greenbacks in the informal market jumped ten cents to 12.10 pesos today with traders waiting for news about negotiations between Argentina and bondholders in New York.
Federal Judge Claudio Bonadío granted Vicepresident Amado Boudou’s request to postpone a hearing in the criminal probe he faces for alleged irregularities in the purchase of an Honda CRX vehicle in 1992.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich bluntly rejected once again any possibility of Argentina falling into default and reiterated the government’s willingness to negotiate, in response to a new ad published in local newspapers.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich described as “positive” the “declining trend” showed by the official National Urban Price Consumer Index (IPCNU) saying it “can be secured in time.”
The so-called “blue” dollar went up for the third day in a row today, by 10 cents, to 12.20 pesos in the parallel market. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded unchanged at Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices and closed at 8.17 pesos.
US District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York today said he would hear arguments on July 22 related to the banks and payment agents caught up in the Argentine sovereign debt case.
Argentina’s primary fiscal surplus reached 3.08 billion pesos in May, representing an increase of 84 percent over the same month a year earlier, the Economy Ministry revealed today.
The Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated that Argentina has not defaulted and rejected the possibility of a future default. He stressed that the government honours its commitments in good faith, unlike the so-called vulture funds, whom he accused of going after the resource-rich Vaca Muerta region.
The government is closely monitoring the situation in the northern Misiones province, after the confirmation of 20 cases of the H1N1 virus yesterday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said in his daily press briefing.
The “blue” dollar rose today by five cents to close at 12.25 pesos in the parallel market, boosted by winter vacations purchases. The US dollar continued to chart a steady path in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices, trading at 8.17 pesos.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the bilateral currency swap agreed with the Asian giant accounts for u$s11 billion that will allow to give “stability” to Argentina’s international reserves.
Thomas Saieg, the vice president of AMIA Jewish community centre, the target of a terrorist attack which left 85 people killed back in 1994, demanded “a new trial as soon as possible to know what happened.”
The US dollar remained unchanged at 8.17 pesos today in banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires as the Central Bank continues its intervention in the forex market.
The Italian chapter of Task Force Argentina (TFA), an organization which represents bondholders that did not accept the 2005 and 2010 debt swaps, urged the government to negotiate and warned it will keep on pursuing its interests until the last consequences.
Chinese Popular Republic President Xi Jinping affirmed today he will promote a “balanced” trade between his country and Argentina, in order to make the bilateral relationship “mutually beneficial.”
Buenos Aires governor, Daniel Scioli visited today Vaca Muerta shale gas deposit in Nequén province, where he met with his par Jorge Sapag and YPF CEO Miguel Galuccio.
The President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner used Twitter to comment on last week’s visit of Russia’s and China’s presidents and the BRICS-UNASUR. “It is time to value this magnificent opportunity that we have, in a world that becomes multipolar again,” she said. “It has been seven days of intense work”.
The governor of Buenos Aires province, Daniel Scioli, expressed his optimism over Argentina’s talks with holdout hedge funds saying they “will be alright”. He also said he was confident about the country’s future: “A big development phase is coming in Argentina”.
The Argentine government has condemned the recent wave of violence which has hit Israel and the Palestinian region of Gaza, speaking out against the acts committed by both sides in a conflict that has already claimed hundreds of lives.
The Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has blasted once again the holdout hedge funds accusing them of being after YPF-Chevron assets in ressources-rich Vaca Muerta region. “If anything is clear it is their voracity to seize real assets,” he stated.
The Cabinet Chief bluntly dismissed speculations about his resignation as well as the rumours on Kirchnerite lawmaker Martín Insaurralde joining opposition Renewal Front lines. He said both alternatives are “completely impossible, inadmissible”.
Prosecutor José María Campagnoli is back in office in the City neighbourhood of Saveedra, after being reinstated as prosecutor by the impeachment tribunal that judged him for alleged malfeasance. “I did nothing wrong,” he said and described the impeachement as part of a “harassment” strategy.
The US dollar closed one cent up at 8.18 pesos in BA City banks and foreign exchange offices. The “blue” dollar also rose, trading at 12.27 pesos.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner accompanied by the Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo inaugurated seven train formations for the Sarmiento railway at Villa Luro station. “The completely modern trains have arrived,” she announced.
Argentina has formally asked judge Thomas Griesa to put on hold an order requiring it to pay the 'vulture funds' who did not participate in debt restructurings, while it seeks a "global resolution" to the legal dispute.
After meeting with the head of the pro-government CGT labour union Antonio Caló, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the claims to raise the income tax exemption ceiling are political. He said the number of workers affected by the tax has not increased.
Before the hearing held in New York today, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the importance of the suspension of Griesa’s ruling requested by Argentina.
On the 29th-month anniversary of the Once train crash that left 51 dead and 700 injured, relatives of the victims gathered at the Once central station, like they do on the 22th of every month, to remember their loved ones and to renew their claims for justice.
After US Judge Thomas Griesa’s decision to deny Argentina's stay request, the “blue” dollar went up 18 cents to close at 12.45 pesos. Meanwhile, in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices the US dollar traded steady today at 8.18 pesos.
US Judge Thomas Griesa rejected Argentina’s request for a suspension on the ruling that ordered Buenos Aires to pay 1.3 billion dollars plus interests to vulture funds. The country’s lawyers said a deal cannot be reached by July 30 without it. Court-appointed mediator, Daniel Pollack, called for Argentina and holdouts to meet tomorrow at 11 a.m. (Argentine time) for a first face-to-face encounter.
Aurelius Capital Management, LP, a leading holdout investor in Argentina's debt battle said that the country still has no interest in negotiations, just hours before a hearing with US Judge Thomas Griesa on previous orders requiring the country pay holdout bondholders.
The Buenos Aires City stock market registered losses after US Judge Thomas Griesa denied a new Argentine request for a suspension of the order to pay bondholders before July 30, although heavy early falls were arrested. The Merval index closed down 1.1% at 8,332.29 points.
In the aftermath of US Judge Griesa’s decision, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that “despite the extorsion of a tiny group of speculators […] Argentina keeps on moving” and praised the government’s economic stimulus policies. “Life goes on for Argentina,” he stated.
A cold wave from the Antartica has put an end to the spring-like weather Argentineans enjoyed in the past days. The National Weather Service (SMN) reported low temperatures and strong winds nationwide and snowfalls in the Patagonian region.
The Panamericana highway at kilometer 31.5 in the Buenos Aires province locality of General Pacheco was once again blocked by workers of the Lear auto-parts company demanding the re-hirement of colleagues. Gendarmes were able to clear one lane of the highway but the tension was high.
Amado Boudou met with Federal Judge Claudio Bonadío in the Comodoro Py federal courthouse but refused to answer questions over alleged irregularities in the purchase of an Honda CRX vehicle in 1992. The VP delivered a written statement instead.
The US dollar closed unchanged today in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices at 8.18 pesos, while the so called "blue" dollar went up 15 cents to close at 12.60.
Ahead of a new hearing called by Judge Thomas Griesa's mediator, Daniel Pollack, in the battle against holdout creditors, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the country faces "an absurd situation caused by an absurd ruling that should be fixed by the judge himself”.
After moving up by 15 cents yesterday, the “blue” dollar fell back 10 cents to 12.50 pesos today. The official US dollar, meanwhile, closed up a cent at 8.19 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.
The mayor of Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri reiterated his belief that Argentina should “comply with [US Judge Thomas Griesa’s] ruling” that orders the country to pay holdout hedge funds in full by Wednesday.
A 21-year-old woman from Neuquén province died after being hit, dragged by 30 meters and abandoned by a taxi driver while crossing the street in front of Aeroparque airport.
Argentine debt holdout investor Mark Brodsky, chairman of Aurelius Capital Management, said his group will not ask US Judge Thomas Griesa to suspend his payment order, after a story in an Argentine newspaper suggested that Paul Singer’s NML Capital Ltd could ask Griesa to reinstate the stay of injunction.
The NML Elliot fund owned by billionaire Paul Singer said today the Argentine government “made it clear it wants to default” after the meeting with appointed mediator Special Master Daniel Pollack over the Argentine defaulted debt case.
After failing to reach an agreement during today's meeting with court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack, Argentina reiterated that there could be no negotiations with 'vulture funds' until judge Thomas Griesa provides some insurance against possible liabilities related to the 'Rights upon Future Offers' (RUFO) clause.
In a brief, closed-door meeting, US mediator Daniel Pollack met with representatives of Argentina. "The dialogue process opened with the mediator will continue within the next days," a statement released by the Economy Ministry confirmed.
The so called "blue" dollar that trades in the informal market was higher today and closed at 12.60 pesos as investors awaited the outcome of ongoing negotiations between Argentina and vulture funds in New York.
China’s President Xi Jinping sent a letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to thank her for receiving him in Argentina and invited her to visit China.
The cold wave from the Antartica that began last week, putting an end to spring-like weather, continues with below-zero temperatures in 10 Argentine provinces.
Agriculture Minister Carlos Casamiquela and Federal Planning chief Julio De Vido rebuffed the criticism of the head of the Argentine Rural Society Luis Etchevehere, who said the government was being “ignorant and arrogant”.
Argentina does not have a meeting scheduled for today with court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack in New York in its debt legal dispute with holdout creditors but talks continue, a government source said, as the country looks to avoid a possible debt default.
An Argentine delegation will travel to New York tonight to meet with US court-appointed Special Master Daniel Pollack in its debt dispute with "holdout" investors. The meeting is scheduled for 12 pm (Argentine time), and without the presence of holdouts' representatives.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich bashed the head of the Argentine Rural Society Luis Etchevehere, accusing him of being “an accomplice of crimes against humanity”. Etchevehere had criticised both Néstor and Cristina Kirchner’s administrations, a period he described as the “preyed-upon decade”.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said “the economic activity is independent” of the outcome of the country’s legal battle against the vulture funds, asked about the impact in the country's economy in case an agreement is not reached with holdout creditors by Wednesday.
The “blue” today dollar spiked 40 cents, to 13 pesos, amid growing uncertainty over the negotiations between Argentina and its holdout creditors in New York, as the July 30 deadline set by US Judge Thomas Griesa approaches.
The Deputy Governor of Buenos Aires province Gabriel Mariotto revealed details of a private conversation he had with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
The Buenos Aires City stock market registered losses amid operators’ growing uncertainty as the July 30 deadline for the negotiations between Argentina and its holdout creditors in New York approaches, although prices later recovered to diminish early falls. The Merval index was down by 0.98% at 7,844.56 points.
New York judge Thomas Griesa has confirmed that the Citigroup bank will on a one-off occasion be permitted to process payment on Argentine bonds held under local law, which form part of the titles restructured following the default of 2001.
Only a day ahead of the deadline set by US Judge Thomas Griesa for Argentina to pay in full to holdout bondholders, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said “there is no such a thing as a ‘technical default,’ stressing the country has paid creditors and accusing Griesa of not allowing them to receive payment.
Today's meeting between an Argentine delegation and mediator Daniel Pollack in New York continue, with Economy minister Axel Kicillof flying in at the last minute to witness talks while the parties attempt to avoid possible default as a result of the ongoing dispute with holdout investors ahead of tomorrow's deadline.
The “blue” dollar was 20 cents lower at 12.80 pesos, as negotiations between Argentina and holdout creditors continued in New York to avert default. The official rate closed up one cent to 8.21 pesos.
The governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli expressed confidence that an agreement with the so called vulture funds can still be reached. “I see last-minute positive signs,” he said.
The father of Juventus forward Carlos Tevez has been released after being kidnapped for more than eight hours in the city of Morón, in Buenos Aires province. The player later thanked those who had sent their support during the ordeal.
Security Secretary Sergio Berni said the provincial and City authorities worked together "in a race against the clock" today to ensure the release of the father of Juventus forward Carlos Tevez, Juan Alberto Cabral. “We are working to find those responsible [for the kidnapping],” Berni said.
A group of bondholders urged US Federal judge Thomas Griesa to apply a “temporary stay” from January 1st until January 15, 2015, or at least a 90 day measure in order to resolve current negotiations and prevent a new default.
Summoned through an emergency meeting, the Argentine private banks association (Adeba) held a reunion today in their Buenos Aires City HQ, where they agreed to offer the Government a 250 million dollar guarantee as a preventive measure to avoid a default.
Daniel Pollack, the mediator appointed by US judge Griesa to resolve the dispute between Argentina and the so called vulture funds, affirmed the parts talked “face to face” for the first time and assured a new meeting will be confirmed during the day.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the u$s 250-million payment offer made by national private banks as a last-minute proposal to holdout hedge funds to prevent Argentina from plunging into a technical default.
Face-to-face talks between representatives of Argentina and so called vulture funds suing the country over its defaulted bonds took place for the first time on Tuesday since negotiations were kicked off in New York earlier this month to settle a 1.3 billion dollar dispute threatening Argentina with the ghost of default for the second time in a decade.
Greenbacks in the informal market droped 50 cents to 12.30 pesos with all market eyes focused on New York talks. The US dollar traded 1 cent higher at 8.22 pesos in BA City banks and exchange offices.
The Buenos Aires City stock market jumped today, reflecting investor’s optimism as last-minute negotiations between Argentina and its holdout creditors continued in New York. The Merval index climbed by 6.9% to 8,937.62 points.
News of Grondona’s death quickly found its way to Twitter and Facebook with politicians, soccer players, and Argentine clubs expressing their condolences to family of AFA's N°1 for their loss.
Banco Macro director Sebastián Palla and other representatives of Argentine banks have made contact with 'vulture funds' in New York in order to lay out a proposal to avoid default. The negotiation, which started around midday, is separate to talks held between Economy minister Axel Kicillof and mediator Daniel Pollack.
Rating agency Standard & Poor's has officially downgraded Argentina's sovereign debt grade to the category of selective default, while negotiations to pay bondholders broke down in New York today.
Daniel Pollack, the mediator appointed by judge Thomas Griesa to oversee negotiations between the Argentine government and holdout investors, today confirmed that talks were unsuccessful between the two parties and that Argentina had fallen into default.
The meeting between Argentine private bank representatives and the so called “vulture funds” over the debt held by the hedge funds has been adjourned and will be resumed tomorrow. Ámbito.com has revealed that banks will contribute around 1.4 billion dollars in order to buy the titles from the holdouts investors.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner published a press release in her Twitter account where she made Israel responsible for the safety of Argentine priest Jorge Hernández, who serves in the Gaza strip, and warned that any harm done to him “will have severe consequences for the bilateral relations.”
Although a first strategy headed by Argentina’s ADEBA group of banks that aimed at buying defaulted bonds from vulture funds went wrong yesterday, negotiations with holdout hedge funds were being resumed today now with foreign private banks – such as the Citibank, the JP Morgan and the HSBC -, taking the lead in talks overseen both from New York and Buenos Aires.
As private banks were still trying to reach an agreement with the holdouts, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich highlighted that any deal between the two parties “does not involve the state” and stressed the importance to avoid triggering the Rights Upon Future Offers (RUFO) clause.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said Argentina’s "alleged technical default is an absurd fabrication" and accused the US Judiciary of “malpractice.”
The “blue” dollar climbed 40 cents to 12.70 pesos today, after the government failed to reach an agreement with holdouts in New York to avert default. The official dollar closed up by a cent to 8.23 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.
The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY) sent a formal letter to holders of Argentina's exchange bonds essentially confirming that the sovereign had defaulted.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is expected to make remarks about the failed negotiations with holdout bondholders and the country’s future strategy today at 6 pm, at an official ceremony where she will extend provincial government’s debts maturity.
The Italian bondholders' legal representative Tullio Zembo said that the agreement private banks and holdouts are currently working on would trigger the Rights Upon Future Offers (RUFO) clause.
The US judge overseeing Argentina's dispute with a group of creditors said a hearing he has set for Friday morning in the case will be "regarding the recent default by the Republic of Argentina," according to a court filing.
Aurelius Capital Management has shot down speculation that the hedge fund was fielding a viable private-sector proposal for selling its untendered Argentine sovereign debt in a bid to shorten the amount of time Argentina is in default.
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) said today it had received its first request to consider whether a credit event had occurred, according to the ISDA website.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof today insisted Argentina will not pay “vulture funds” or “anyone who buys their bonds” a higher amount than the negotiated in the 2005 and 2010 debt swaps, saying the latter would also trigger the RUFO clause.
Fitch rating agency has officially downgraded Argentina's sovereign debt grade to the category of “restrictive default”, as it considered the country failed to make payment of its Discount bonds on July 30.
Kevin Sullivan, US interim ambassador in Argentina affirmed today the country must seek “practical solutions” with the so called vulture funds over defaulted bonds.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced pension funds will increase by 17,21 percent, to a minimum sum of 3.271.73 pesos starting on September the 1st.
US District Judge Thomas Griesa, in a stern tone, today criticized Argentina's decision to default on $29 billion in debt earlier in the week rather than pay holdout investors as ordered.
The informal rate or "blue" dollar today rose again to end five cents higher at 12.80 pesos after climbing 40 cents yesterday as investors shelter in the US currency amid increasing uncertainty over the ongoing debt negotiations in New York.
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) today effectively declared Argentina in default, setting in motion a process that could trigger payments worth up to USD1bn on credit default swaps.
Ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service left today Argentina’s note bonds unchanged but it lowered the country’s outlook rating to “negative”, as it considered domestic economy will deteriorate after the failure to pay exchange bondholders.
Deputy Minister of Economy Emmanuel Álvarez Agis has renewed the government’s criticism of Daniel Pollack – the mediator appointed by US District Court Judge Thomas Griesa to conduct talks between Argentina and so called "vulture funds" –, questioning the lawyer’s “biased” position in the dispute.
The European Union (EU) has recognized Argentina as one of the few countries able to export high-quality beef under the “feed-lot quota” to the European market, a press release from the Foreign Ministry informed.
Supreme Court judge Eugenio Zaffaroni condemned US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling on Argentina’s legal battle against its holdout creditors saying it is a “judicial scandal” that reveals that “today, arbitral power is economical and there are no legal instruments to control it”.
Teachers in Buenos Aires City and several provinces joined their colleagues from Buenos Aires province and announced they will not resume classes tomorrow, after the winter break, demanding for the reopening of wage negotiations.
BA Province Cabinet Chief Alberto Pérez described the teachers’ strike in demand of wage raise as “out of context”. He stressed that the salary increase agreed last April has not yet been outpaced by inflation.
Originally scheduled for July, the Cabinet Chief’s visit to the Senate, where he is to brief lawmakers, will take place on Wednesday, the chief of ministers Jorge Capitanich himself confirmed.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the government will call for an inquiry for “fraudulent maneuvers” and urged “bondholders, trustees and clearing agencies” to also take legal action against vulture funds.
At the beggining of the 48-hour strike launched by teachers in Buenos Aires and several provinces, the head of SUTEBA teachers’ union, Roberto Baradel, justified the walk-out.
President of the National Security Commission (CNV) Alejandro Vanoli confirmed in a press conference that the national securities watchdog is calling European and US counterparts for a “thorough inquiry” on vulture funds for “fraudulent manoeuvres”.
The official rate ended three cents higher at 8.28 pesos in banks and exchange offices while the “blue” dollar fell back by ten cents to 12.70 pesos.
The Paris Club of major creditor nations said today it had received a first payment of Argentina's debt arrears as promised under an agreement struck in May.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has asserted she would only take decisions that benefitted the overall health and stability of the Argentine state, as she called on the country to defend the achievements of the past 10 years.
The Buenos Aires province government announced a face-to-face meeting with teachers’ unions on Wednesday and urged them to call off the 48-hour strike launched today.
Former Finance Secretary Guillermo Nielsen today referred to the government's strategy towards vulture funds and said "the strategy of blasting the judge and the mediator has not been thought enough and will isolate the country."
New York judge Thomas Griesa has granted the JP Morgan bank permission on a one-time basis to pay out interest services to holders of restructured Argentine bonds, and confirmed that 'Special Master' Daniel Pollack would remain as mediator in the legal dispute despite criticisms from the nation.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich criticised US Judge Thomas Griesa’s decision to confirm Daniel Pollack as mediator to conduct talks between Argentina and holdouts saying "it ratifies the judge’s stance, that does not understand the difficulties of the process.”
On the second day of a 48-hour teachers’ strike, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected the unions' demands for new collective wage talks at a national level. "In no way we will encourage the reopening of national wage negotiations," he stated.
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) will decide today at noon whether Argentina has defaulted on its debt, which would set in motion a process that could trigger payments worth up to USD1bn on credit default swaps.
The US dollar closed steady at 8.28 pesos in banks and exchange offices in Buenos Aires City, following a three-cent climb yesterday amid a low selling volume from grain exporters.
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), which declared Argentina in default as of July 30, decided to resume discussions over an auction to settle Credit Default Swaps (CDS) contracts on Thursday.
The Argentine Government will formally demand that Citibank and the Bank of New York Mellon pay exchange bondholders, the Economy Ministry informed today in a press release.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that Argentina has formally demanded the Bank of New York Mellon and other financial entities, in a reference to Citibank, to guarantee that restructured bondholders receive the u$s 539 millions deposited by Argentina.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected accusations made by lawmaker Graciela Ocaña for irregularities in “Fútbol para todos” (Soccer for all) programme saying they are “false, slander”. He bluntly denied that him or his predecesors Aníbal Fernández and Juan Manuel Abal Medina had been indicted, as it was reported by Clarín newspaper.
After recovering the grandchild she had long been searching for, the head of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Estela Barnes de Carlotto expressed her joy and thanked everyone who helped in her quest to find him. “This is a day of glory,” she said, ecstatic.
The US dollar traded steady today and closed at 8.28 pesos in banks and exchange offices, after accumulating a nine-cent rise in the last three weeks.
Rubén López, son of Jorge Julio López, a key witness in the case against repressor Miguel Etchecolatz who remains missing since 2006, said the recovery of Estela de Carlotto’s grandson gave him “strength to keep going”.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said that the government is “closely monitoring” business leaders to make sure they “do not take advantage of the vulture funds dispute”.
The Lower House has approved the bill that provides legal immunity for assets held by foreign central banks in Argentina by 201 affirmative votes, 8 negatives and 4 abstentions. The bill was signed into law as it was already sanctioned by the Senate last July.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich briefed senators in the Upper House during a session presided by Vicepresident Amado Boudou, but several opposition blocs walked out of the audience in protest to the presence of the politician.
The Economy Ministry reminded bondholders that they possessed rights and "solutions" over the funds currently owed to those holding restructured titles, which are being held by the Bank of New York (BoNY) while Argentina argues that they must be turned over to participants of the 2005 and 2010 debt swaps.
The Buenos Aires City Public Notaries Association revealed today that house sales in June rose 19.6 percent across the district, reaching the highest level so far after months of negative results.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said US Judge Thomas Griesa has proved his “incompetence, constant bias” by ratifying his order to keep a hold on funds Argentina deposited for exchange bondholders in the Bank of New York Mellon.
Following the controversial Senate session he presided over yesterday, with opposition blocs walking out of the chamber in protest against his presence, Vicepresident Amado Boudou travelled to Colombia to attend President Santos’ swearing-in ceremony.
Banks nationwide will not be open to the public due to a 24-hour strike launched in protest against the income tax floor.
The US dollar traded unchanged at 8.28 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices with few operations registered following a strike affecting all banking activities. In the informal market, greenbacks closed at 12.80 pesos.
The economy minister reiterated his criticism against industrial leaders for "using" Argentina’s dispute with vulture funds as an “excuse” for not investing. He said that the “government is an ally” of those who invest.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti commented for the first time on the government’s battle against vulture funds. “The debt has to be paid,” but “with humans rights as limits,” he warned.
New York District judge Thomas Griesa has scheduled a hearing at 4 pm local time tomorrow to address Argentina's recent public statements over their attempts to pay creditors, a court official said.
Worshippers of Saint Cajetan have flocked to the Italian priest's sanctuary in the City neighbourhood of Liniers, in order to thank him for the bread and work they received during the last year.
New York District judge Thomas Griesa has scheduled a hearing at 4 pm local time today to address Argentina's recent public statements over their attempts to pay creditors, a court official said.
The US dollar climbed one cent and ended the week at 8.29 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices. In the informal market, greenbacks traded stable and closed at 12.80 pesos.
Labour Minister Carlos Tomada today admitted Argentina "is not having the same growing employment levels of the past years."
NY district judge Thomas Griesa threatened today the Argentine lawyers to declare the South American nation in “contempt” if the Republic continues to make “false and deceiving statements,” following Argentina’s claim it has already paid exchange bondholders and has no pending obligations, as it deposited US$539 million in bond payments in Bank of New York Mellon (BoNY) and Citibank.
A US State Department spokeswoman told Buenosairesherald.com that the US would not agree to grant jurisdiction in the International Court of Justice, following Argentina's intention to sue the US over its sovereign debt dispute.
The head of the Jewish community organization DAIA in Mar del Plata, Benjamin Schujman, was killed last night by one of his employees, who then took his own life, at his estate in Mar Chiquita, in Buenos Aires province.
Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo head Estela de Carlotto has said that finding his long-lost grandson is a “dream” that “brought Argentines together” but pointed out that “there is still a lot to do”.
The cabinet chief reiterated that any ongoing negotiations between Argentinean private agents and holdouts “are not the state’s concern or responsibility.”
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected that the government plans to further devaluate the peso, in response to criticism by Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) head Héctor Méndez, who had suggested that it might need to intervene to accelerate the devaluation.
Following the rejection of Chubut province legislature of the oil and gas bill drafted by the national government, and with Neuquén province to follow the same path, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the project is “fully compatible” with the country’s “energy self-supply strategy”.
The US dollar ended unchanged at 8.29 pesos in BA City banks and foreign exchange offices. Meanwhile, the informal rate remained steady at 12.80 pesos.
The Chicago-based printing firm RR Donnelley announced that it is shuting down operations in Argentina due to an “insurmountable crisis” and filing for bankruptcy, after 22 years in the country. The Buenos Aires province Ministry of Labour has ordered 15 days of mandatory conciliation to solve the crisis.
Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) leaders met with Domestic Trade Secretary Augusto Costa and asked him to “ease the import of necessary supplies.” The government pledged export promotion measures.
After a meeting between government officials and representatives from the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) today, its secretary Ignacio De Mendiguren, considered the meeting “positive” and stated that “the most important thing is that we resumed discussions.”
Social media network Facebook has officially launched a new 'personalised gender' option for profiles in Argentina, in an event attended by the Argentine Homosexual Community (CHA), one of the principal backers of the scheme.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has said the government is expecting the Congress to discuss the series of new bills drafted by the Executive to amend laws that protect consumers and regulate companies.
Amid the ongoing labour conflicts in Lear and RR Donnelly firms, both located in Panamericana Highway, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich differentiated the two cases and said that “there is a deliberate strategy to radicalize protests” that seeks to “erode the confidence in the government”.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that two patients have contracted the Chikungunya virus but pointed out that they were both imported cases since the affected had recently travelled to Dominican Republic. “The virus is not circulating in the country,” the official stressed.
The so called "blue dollar" advanced fifteen cents today and closed at 12.95 pesos, boosted by a 18-cent climb in the blue-chip swap, which traded at 10.94 pesos. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded unchanged at 8.29 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.
Thousands of pro government activists gathered at the Luna Park stadium in Buenos Aires City, to express their support in favour of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's stand against the so called vulture funds.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich responded to Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) criticism of the government-fueled bill to reform several consumptions laws, including the Supply law, saying it is a “high quality” project that aims to “enforce the Article 42 of the Constitution.”
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected the possibility raised last week by Argentina’s holdout investors to declare principal and interest immediately due, a move known as acceleration, saying the conditions for it have not been met.
In response to the remarks by Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) spokesperson Jorge Oesterheld about “growing employment instability”, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that “the opinion of one spokeman is not a document”.
The "blue" dollar rate continued to chart a rising path and advanced 20 cents to close at 13.15 pesos today, boosted by climbs in the stock exchange rate and the blue-chip swap rate, amid growing uncertainty over the country’s dispute with its holdout creditors.
The trial for the explosion of a military factory in Río Tercero, Córdoba province began at the Province’s Federal Court II, 19 years after the explosions that killed seven people and wounded hundreds.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived in Paraguay to return the furniture and other belongings of one of the country’s most revered leaders, Francisco Solano López, seized by Buenos Aires 150 years ago.
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) will hold an auction on August 21 to settle Argentina's outstanding credit default swaps.
AFIP tax bureau officials carried out three simultaneous raids at HSBC offices in Buenos Aires this afternoon as part of an investigation into alleged tax evasion and money laundering.
Through an official communiqué, the Federal Government manifested its ‘deep grief’ for the tragic death of Brazilian Eduardo Campos, Pernambuco former governor and socialist candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, who died during a plane accident earlier today.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended once again the bill drafted by the Executive to amend laws that protect consumers and regulate companies and bashed its critics, mainly industrial leaders, saying they “represent the interests of concentrated powers”.
Amid record climbs in the parallel dollar rates, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the government is not considering any changes in the purchase of dollars for savings policy.
In response to Aurelius Capital Management claims that “the worst is yet to come” for Argentina, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that those threats are “emtpy and irrational” and described the holdouts as “voracious groups that make up an international mob”.
The informal rate continued its rising path today, with a new record climb to close at 13.20 pesos. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded steady at 8.29 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.
Argentine Industrial Union [UIA] Vice-President José Urtubey said that if the reform that the Executive seeks for the Supply law is passed by the Congress they will “resort to the court”
Amid tensions between the leaders of the Broad Front UNEN over lawmaker Elisa Carrió’s promotion of an electoral alliance with PRO, the Front’s lawmakers Ernesto Sanz and Hermes Binner rejected any deal with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri’s party.
The fiscal surplus has reached 2.2 billion pesos although in June a primary budget deficit estimated in 286.6 million pesos was recorded.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner launched a series of housing programs in several provinces during an act broadcasted from the Women's Salon at Government House, City of Buenos Aires.
President Cristina Fernández has instructed the application of the anti-terrorist law for the first time against Donnelley, a printing company allegedly funded by a number of so-called vulture funds linked to Elliott Management head Paul Singer.
The US dollar closed unchanged at 8.29 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange office. The Central Bank has marked its lowest peak in currency purchasing acquiring only u$s10 million yesterday though international reserves remained steady.
Holders of euro-denominated Argentine bonds have appealed judge Thomas Griesa's ruling blocking the country from making payments on their debt, according to a court filing.
Domestic Trade Secretary Augusto Costa rejected that the reform of the Supply law pushed by the Executive will give more intervention power to the government and stressed that it is not inspired by “international experiences”, in response to those who compared the bill to the policies implemented in Venezuela.
Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo head Estela de Carlotto said Argentine Judiciary will determine the fate of the couple that raised her recently-recovered grandson, snatched from his mother Laura during the country’s last dictatorship.
Amid a crisis in local Victory Front party, the Governor of Río Negro province Alberto Weretilneck has said he feels “outside of the Victory Front” due to local PJ party “expulsive attitude”, and admitted he is closer to Renewal Front’s Sergio Massa, who he described as “the person Argentina needs”.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti has said that drug-trafficking has advanced in the country, increasing insecurity rates.
UCR Congressman and Presidential pre-candidate Julio Cobos said an alliance between UNEN and Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri’s PRO party is “practically imposible” and urged the Broad Front to stop “wasting effort.”
The warm weather, with temperatures rising up to 30 °C in Buenos Aires and many provinces during the long-weekend, will continue at least until Saturday, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) said.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Legal Adviser Susana Ruiz Cerrutti were addressing reporters this morning to discuss Argentina’s legal action against the US at the Hague over its dispute with holdout hedge funds.
Cabinet Chief Capitanich fired back against critics of the bills drafted by the Executive to reform several consumption and production laws saying “business leaders must stop political chicanery and strategies that seek to distort (public) opinion.”
Head of the CNV securities regulator Alejandro Vanoli explained that the anti-terrorism law will not be applied against printing firm RR Donnelley, as president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner had announced, and that economic crimes law will be enforced instead.
The US dollar closed one cent up today at 8.30 pesos in Buenos Aires city banks and foreign exchange offices. Following a week with record climbs, the so called "blue" dollar was unchanged at 13.20 pesos.
The employees of US-based autoparts company Lear went back to work, after the plant in General Pacheco, in Buenos Aires province, was paralysed for two weeks due to a labour protest.
Industry Minister Débora Giorgi and Agriculture Minister Carlos Casamiquela met in Moscow with Russian authorities, seeking to increase Argentine exports, capitalising on the ban set by President Vladimir Putin on European and US agricultural goods in response to Western sanctions over the situation in Ukraine.
The National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) has revealed that unemployment reached 7.5 percent during the second quarter of 2014, a 0.4 percent increase on the previous period.
Anticipating what seems an imminent order of contempt-of-court by US Judge Thomas Griesa following President Kirchner’s decision to push a bill to change the payment jurisdiction to Buenos Aires, the cabinet chief pointed out that as a “sovereign country” Argentina cannot end up in contempt.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich stressed that by changing the debt’s jurisdiction to Buenos Aires the government seeks to protect restructured bondholders and pointed out that the fate of the u$s 539 millions deposited to restructured creditors in a Bank of New York (BoNY) account is to be determined by US District Judge Thomas Griesa, who has frozen the assets.
Following the government’s proposal to change the debt’s jurisdiction from New York to Buenos Aires, the US dollar closed three cents up to 8.33 pesos in banks and exchange offices of the City, while the "blue" rate added a massive 35 cents to trade at 13.55 pesos.
The Italian bondholders' legal representative Tullio Zembo praised the Sovereign Public Debt Payment Law pushed by the government saying the decision to change the debt’s jurisdiction to Buenos Aires is “probably the most appropiate.”
The central and northern Argentine provinces will experience temperatures up to 35 °C until Saturday, when this week’s summer-like weather is expected to come to an end, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) has said.
Following the controversy sparked by his remarks calling for action on “foreign criminals”, Security Secretary Sergio Berni rejected that his comments were xenophobic and called for a “serious debate” on foreign national criminality rates.
Hedge fund Aurelius Capital Management has slammed Argentina's proposal to change the jurisdiction of restructured debt to Buenos Aires, in a move that the holdout investor called the nation's "latest plan to evade and violate US court orders".
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today attended the Buenos Aires Stock market to address the 160th anniversary of the entity.
President Kirchner emphasized the need to amplify “the local financial market so we will not depend on foreign fluctuations,” during the celebration of Buenos Aires Stock Market 160th anniversary.
Following the announcement by the dissident CGT umbrella union of a 24-hour strike for August 28, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the anti-government CGT splinters led by Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo “does not represent the majority of workers or unions.”
The cabinet chief bashed Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri for his remarks against the national government’s plan to reopen the debt swap, replacing the Bank of New York Mellon with local Banco Nación as trustee.
In a market shaken by the government’s plan to restructure the external debt replacing the bank of New York Mellon as trustee, the "blue" dollar jumped 40 cents to close at 13.95 pesos. Meanwhile, the official dollar rate climbed seven cents and a half and closed at 8.405 pesos.
US District Judge Thomas Griesa declared that an Argentine plan to change the jurisdiction of restructured foreign debt was illegal, while resisting holdout investors' demands that Argentina be held in contempt of court for attempting to change the site of payment to Buenos Aires.
In an interview with Argentina’s daily Ámbito Financiero, Nobel Economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz considered the government’s move to reopen the debt swap a “good call” saying the reopening would “voluntarily" invite bondholders to join the strategy.
Deputy Minister of Economy Emmanuel Álvarez Agis denied that the government plans a new devaluation and warned against “abrupt” exchange rate increases which create “tense situations” for the country.
European investors holding 5.2 billion dollars of restructured Argentine bonds are negotiating the removal of the Rights Upon Future Options (RUFO) clause that the country claims prevents them from negotiating with vulture funds, sources close to the meetings informed today.
The official dollar climbed one and a half cents in Buenos Aires city banks and exchange offices to close at 8.42 pesos. Meanwhile, greenbacks in the informal market lost seven cents and closed at 13.88 pesos in the last day of the financial week.
The three trade powers argued that Argentina did not grant licenses to importers automatically as required by WTO rules, allowing it to shield its vulnerable economy. The case was part of a tit-for-tat trade war in which the government seized control of oil firm YPF from its Spanish parent Repsol.
Argentina will appeal the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that urged the country to “respect international trade laws” following the complaint issued by the US, the European Union and Japan questioning its “protectionist measures."
After the death of her four –year-old son Daniel, Gila Tregerman called today for a peaceful solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and stated “I just want peace,” during a phone conversation with the BuenosAiresHerald.com.
Fintech Advisory hedge fund head David Martínez Guzmán has said the fund is willing to accept the new debt swap proposed by the Argentine government in order to “isolate (US) judge Thomas Griesa and vulture funds, and resume the chain of payment arbitrarily interrupted.”
State-owned petroleum company YPF has announced the discovery of new gas and oil reserves in the province of Santa Cruz, with the potential to produce more than 200,000 cubic metres of gas and 370 barrels of oil per day.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the Executive’s plan to replace the bank of New York Mellon (BoNY) as trustee of Argentina’s restructured bonds saying it has “breached the trust agreement.”
Ahead of a transport strike announced for Thursday by anti-government CGT splinter, and as the Congresss gets ready to tackle a set of economic measures submitted by the Executive, the chief of ministers bashed opposition unions and lawmakers saying they are “advocates and instruments of the vulture funds.”
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected media reports that China is demanding Argentina to get out of default before it approves infrastructure credits to finance dam projects in the Santa Cruz province.
Following a nine-cent climb last week, in a market shaken by the government’s plan to restructure the external debt, the US dollar closed stable at 8.42 pesos today. Meanwhile, the informal rate jumped 10 cents to 13.98 pesos, breaking a new record.
Domestic Trade Secretary Augusto Costa said that milk and meat exports “are not closed” and questioned those who “aim at creating uncertainty” over the economy by not recognizing that basic foods prices “are falling since January.”
PRO party lawmaker Federico Sturzenegger urged the government to “sit with the (US) judge” Thomas Griesa to “honour debt commitments” and reiterated that the center-right bloc will not back in Congress the bill pushed by the Executive to remove the bank of New York Mellon as Argentina’s trustee.
Billionaire United States investor George Soros and Kyle Bass, the founder of hedge fund Hayman Capital Management, have opened a lawsuit against the Bank of New York Mellon (BONY) for failing to distribute 226 million euros in Argentine bonds to creditors.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that the Office of the Superintendent of Financial and Exchange Institutions has revoked the authorization for the bank of New York Mellon to operate in Argentina.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended once again the Executive’s bill to be discussed in Congress this week that seeks to open a new debt swap with local Nación Fideicomisos as trustee, and announced that Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, Treasury Attorney Angelina Abbona and Legal and Technical Secretary Carlos Zanini will brief lawmakers tomorrow on the details of the “Sovereign Payment” bill.
Ahead of the national strike called by the anti-government splinter of CGT and CTA umbrella unions for Thursday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich denied any official interference in UTA Transport Union -which is yet to determine whether it joins the walk-out- and scolded opposition unions.
The informal rate continued its rising path today. It advanced 22 cents to close at 14.20 pesos, pushed by speculation and hikes in the blue-chip swap rate and stock exchange rate. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded steady at 8.42 pesos.
At least two people were killed and 12 were injured in an explosion that destroyed a Chinese-owned supermarket in Virrey del Pino, La Matanza, in Buenos Aires Province.
By Damian PachterMarcelo Tregerman, grandfather of 4-year-old Daniel who was killed by a Hamas mortar launched from the Gaza Strip last Friday, speaks to the BuenosAiresHerald.com from Israel.
Ahead of the national strike called by anti-government splinters of the CGT and CTA labour groups, the cabinet chief said the walkout is “political” and that unions end up playing vulture funds' game.
After the US dollar informal rate broke a new record yesterday, advancing 22 cents to 14.20 pesos, the cabinet chief accused vulture funds of “speculative attacks against the (peso) currency” to “systematically erode the government’s credibility and trust.”
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the situation of bankrupted RR Donnelley printing firm workers and pledged the “necessary monitoring” to guarantee the sources of work.
The informal rate continued its raising path today. The so-called “blue” dollar has advanced 18 cents to close at 14.38 pesos, pushed by speculation and hikes in the blue-chip swap rate and stock exchange rate.
Anti-government CTA labour union lead by Pablo Micheli and left-wing groups began a 36-hour protest marching along Buenos Aires City downtown and organizing pickets at the City’s main access points.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof spoke before the Budget and Foreign Affairs Committees of the Senate as a new round of talks began over a bill that if approved would allow for the voluntary payment of the country’s creditors in Buenos Aires.
Amid a 36-hour protest by anti-government CTA labour union lead by Pablo Micheli and left-wing groups and as the national 24-hour strike called by anti-government CGT Union unfolds, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich criticized MST and Labour Party leftist groups for “supporting those who earn most.”
After the informal rate hit a new record mark of 14.38 pesos yesterday, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich dennounced “continous speculative attacks” from vulture funds that operate in the parallel market “seeking to cause a devaluation that is obviously not going to happen.”
Although the UTA Transport Union did not join the strike today, bus lines 112,165 and 243, that run in southern Great Buenos Aires, denounced attacks against their units and decided to paralyse the service.
The US dollar traded steady and closed at 8.42 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices. Low market activity was expected due to bank workers’ adherence to the national strike, affecting operations in financial entities in the country. The “blue” dollar traded at 14.38 pesos in a quiet market.
The Council of Americas 11° conference in Buenos Aires City gathered government officials, opposition leaders with presidential ambitions and businessmen at the exclusive Alvear Palace Hotel to discuss the country’s political and economic situation.
The governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli said “it is a sad day” because of the national strike called by opposition unions, with plants that have “pulled down shutters” and workers on the streets.
The anti-government splinters of CGT and CTA trade unions described the strike as “a success.” In sharp contrast with government numbers, Dissident CGT head Hugo Moyano said that over 80% of workers joined the walkout today.
Economy minister Axel Kicillof left Buenos Aires today to travel to Brazil, where he will meet with fellow ministers from the country to discuss the current situation of bilateral trade and the automotive industry.
Transport and Interior minister Florencio Randazzo blamed two unionists for the vandalism on the Sarmiento railway line during today’s national strike while announcing that criminal charges were filed.
The blue dollar rate which trades in the informal market today dropped 33 cents to 14.05 pesos after a quiet session yesterday due to a nationwide strike staged by anti-government unions. The official rate closed unchanged at 8.42 pesos.
Banks, investors and other users of bond markets have agreed to change how they would deal with defaulting debt, removing holdouts' veto right to avoid a repetition of the fracas over Argentina.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman have announced Argentina will present on September 9 a project before the United Nations aimed at regulating international debt restructurings and avoiding “vulture funds’ attack on sovereign nations.”
US judge overseeing litigation by Argentina and creditors Thomas Griesa has scheduled a hearing to assess whether Citigroup Inc (C.N) should be forced to comply with a subpoena.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman referred to Argentina’s plan to regulate international debt restructurings, to be presented on Tuesday before the UN's General Assembly, and stressed the importance of the project saying that “the legal loophole is huge” and that it affects “most of the countries in the world.”
Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble slammed Argentina’s stance against its holdout creditors saying it has been -and continues to be- “an example of lack of solidity.”
Following the presentation of ARSAT 1, the first satellite fully developed in Argentina, the president posted a new series of tweets about it. “We speak of satellite sovereignty because the UK was after one of the two orbital positions that Argentina managed to retain for its satellites,” she said.
Argentine naval authorities have stepped up efforts to find four citizens who have been missing since last Tuesday when a storm engulfed their sailing vessel, around the Brazilian port of Río Grande do Sul.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich adressed the warnings issued by different analysts about the government’s record monetary base expansion in August. He dismissed a negative impact on inflation rates saying “analyst’s forecasts will not necessarily happen.”
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that “Secretary General to the Presidency Oscar Parrilli is working on a report for Federal Judge María Servini de Cubría,” following the magistrate’s warning of a raid at government house if she did not receive the information she requested in her investigation into drug trafficking.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated Argentina’s demand for a stay to US Judge Thomas Griesa in the dispute against its holdout creditors. “When we think of a simple, easy solution, it is up to Judge Griesa. It is to issue a stay until the first trimester of 2015,” he stated.
After falling 15 cents earlier, the "blue" dollar bounced back to rise 15 cents and traded at 14.20 pesos, after last week's record highs. Meanwhile, the official rate closed steady at 8.42 pesos.
Before the meeting of the Minimum Wage Council scheduled for today, Hugo Yasky, the head of pro-government CTA splinter group, said they would demand a 35 percent minimum wage hike and warned the job market is eyeing “warning lights” due to increased suspensions and firings.
After the controversy sparked by Security Secretary Sergio Berni’s remarks on foreigners who “come to Argentina to commit crimes”, the government has decided to launch a “round table” with NGOs to discuss immigration policies.
Agriculture Minister Carlos Casamiquela predicted that Argentine food export to Russia “could increase between 1,800 and 2,000 million dollars” and expected the operations to begin on September 15, when officials and business leaders of both countries meet in Moscow’s World Food exhibition.
The mayor of Buenos Aires city vowed to lower inflation rates in two or three years and to “remove export tax duties” and “any impediment to export” if he is elected president in 2015 elections.
Argentina's tax revenue jumped 31.3 percent in August from a year earlier to 99.7 billion pesos ($11.852 billion), the government said today.
Argentina's tax revenue jumped 31.3 percent in August from a year earlier to 99.7 billion pesos ($11.852 billion), the government said today.
The Interior Ministry today announced the new system to apply for a passport on the Internet is already online.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the 4% increase in fuel prices by state-controlled energy firm YPF, the seventh hike this year. The official stated that the companies will most likely “maintain current prices during the course of the year.”
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich dismissed any reform on Argentine immigration law, following the support expressed by different political leaders to Security Secretary Sergio Berni’s call for “legal tools” to expell foreigners who commit crimes.
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has issued an alert for downpours and winds in Buenos Aires City and sorrounding areas.
The informal rate jumped five cents to close at 14.25 pesos, following a 15-cent hike yesterday. Meanwhile, the official dollar rate was steady at 8.42 pesos.
At least 12 people died and three were severely injured when a minibus and an YPF cistern-truck collided on National Route 9, in southern Santiago del Estero province, near the town of El Simbol.
The head of pro-government CTA splinter group Hugo Yasky criticised the absence of Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) leader Héctor Méndez at yesterday’s Wage Council. “(Méndez’s) attitude favours market freedom, in defense of speculators,” Yasky said.
The Ministry of Labour Carlos Tomada praised the decision taken by the Wage Council to increase the base salary by 31% as a “tool for social construction.”
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich will attend the Congress’ Lower House tomorrow to brief lawmakers on the federal government’s actions, in compliance with article 101 of the National Constitution.
The National Electoral Register has confirmed that the first round of presidential elections will take place on October 25 2015, with a run-off pencilled in for November 24 if no candidate takes enough votes to win outright.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Planning Minister Julio De Vido continued their official trip to China, aimed at gathering funding for public works including two dams and one nuclear power plant.
Greenbacks in the informal market dropped five cents to close at 14.20 pesos, while the official rate of the US dollar traded steady to close at 8.42 cents in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.