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  • 24/09/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou seeks dismissal of false car papers indictment

    Vicepresident Amado Boudou has filed an appeal against his indictment for the purchase of an Honda vehicle in the 90s with fake documents. He reiterated his claim that the crime was commited by the agents in charge of the car’s ownership transfer.

  • 30/09/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou in Court to have fingerprints taken

    Vicepresident Boudou arrived at Comodoro Py Federal Court where his fingerprints were taken in the case in which he is indicted for allegedly falsifying public documents of a Honda car purchased in the city of Mar del Plata in 1992.

  • 27/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to travel to Mercosur summit in Venezuela

    President Cristina Ferández de Kirchner will this Tuesday attend the 46th leaders' summit of the Mercosur organisation in Caracas, Venezuela. Vice-president Amado Boudou will receive control of the executive while the head of state is out of Argentina.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Oposition looks for excuses not to debate'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich briefed senators in the Upper House during a session presided by Vicepresident Amado Boudou, but several opposition blocs walked out of the audience in protest to the presence of the politician.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou attends Santos inauguration

    Following the controversial Senate session he presided over yesterday, with opposition blocs walking out of the chamber in protest against his presence, Vicepresident Amado Boudou travelled to Colombia to attend President Santos’ swearing-in ceremony.

  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    Judge Bonadío postpones Boudou's hearing

    Federal Judge Claudio Bonadío granted Vicepresident Amado Boudou’s request to postpone a hearing in the criminal probe he faces for alleged irregularities in the purchase of an Honda CRX vehicle in 1992.

  • 17/07/2014 | Argentina

    Ciccone case: Lijo accepts Boudou appeal

    The 1st Federal Chamber courtroom will now start to revise Lijo’s ruling, which impeached Boudou, José María Núñez Carmona, Alejandro Vandenbroele, Nicolás Ciccone, Guillermo Reinwick and Rafael Resnick Brener over supposed irregularities during the former Ciccone printing company bankruptcy discharge.

  • 23/07/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou delivers a written statement in fake car permits probe

    Amado Boudou met with Federal Judge Claudio Bonadío in the Comodoro Py federal courthouse but refused to answer questions over alleged irregularities in the purchase of an Honda CRX vehicle in 1992. The VP delivered a written statement instead.

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou to head July 9 celebrations in Tucumán

    After some uncertainty, it was finally confirmed today that vice-president Amado Boudou will fill in for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and head Wednesday's Independence Day celebration in San Miguel de Tucumán.

  • 09/07/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou warns economic powers won't 'trample' Gov't

    Vicepresident Amado Boudou arrived in San Miguel de Tucumán to head the official Independence Day celebration and renewed his call against colonialism, in reference to the country’s battle against the so-called vulture funds and to Britain’s presence in the South Atlantic and Malvinas islands.

  • 10/07/2014 | Argentina

    VP Amado Boudou files appeal against corruption indictment

    The Vicepresident Amado Boudou has filed an appeal against his indictment in the Ciccone corruption probe as his lawyers had vowed weeks ago after Federal Judge Ariel Lijo accused him of alleged bribery and influence peddling.

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    Impeachment requests for Boudou to be treated tomorrow

    The Victory Front (FPV) deputy caucus summoned the Impeachment commission for tomorrow  to analyze six requests against Vice-President Amado Boudou that followed his indictment in the Ciccone corruption case.

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    Macri says Boudou must appear in Congress, face possible impeachment

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri said Vice-President Amado Boudou needed to appear in Congress and face a possible impeachment over his indictment in the Ciccone corruption case.

  • 03/07/2014 | Argentina

    Pro-government lawmakers dismiss VP impeachment requests

    Pro-government lawmakers, who were majority at a Lower House committee debate today, dismissed the six impeachment requests against Vice-President Amado Boudou that followed his indictment in the Ciccone case.

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    Ciccone probe: Boudou asks to extend his testimony before the judge

    Vice-president Amado Boudou today requested Judge Ariel Lijo, to give testimony again and provide further details about the Ciccone case.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Boudou, Macri treated unequally by media and opposition leaders’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that the judicial situation of the Vicepresident Amado Boudou is the same as that of BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, both of them are indicted in criminal cases but he pointed out that the media and opposition leaders give “inequitable, unequal treatment” to the cases.

  • 06/06/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Boudou's testimony will provide 'exact information' about the probe

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today implied it was positive that vice-president Amado  Boudou appeared before Judge Ariel Lijo next week in the  probe into the nationalization of the Ciccone mint company as the process will show a “transparent treatment.”

  • 09/06/2014 | Argentina

    Boudou’s questioning ‘an excellent opportunity’, gov’t says

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to Vice-President Amado Boudou's questioning by Judge Ariel Lijo saying “it is an excellent opportunity for Judiciary and the judge to act without any pressure”.

  • 09/06/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou vows to widen declaration after five hours in front of judge

    The investigation hearing into Vice President Amado Boudou's alleged involvement in the Ciccone printworks case, overseen by Judge Ariel Lijo, has come to a close for the day after the politician declared for over five hours.

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

    Boudou defends right to nuclear development during Hague summit

    Vice-president Amado Boudou today represented Argentina in the third Nuclear Security Summit, where he urged fellow representatives to recognise nation's rights to develop atomic technologies.

  • 28/04/2014 | Argentina

    K leaders put one eye on post-2015 scenario

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

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    Boudou requests annulment of Ciccone investigation summons

    The defence team of vice-president Amado Boudou has requested that the politician's summons to give evidence at the investigation into the Ciccone case, overseen by Judge Ariel Lijo, be annulled.

  • 11/11/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou celebrates return of Cristina to presidency

    Vice-president Amado Boudou expressed his delight at the news that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner would resume executive duties at the start of next week, and criticised the "political gossips" that questioned the head of state's health following October's operation.

  • 07/02/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    VP Boudou rejects accusations in Ciccone probe

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

  • 29/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: There are groups who feel they are above the law

    Vice-president Amado Boudou has declared his support for the Supreme Court's ruling that deemed that the 2009 Media Law is constitutional and should be immediately implemented.

  • 06/11/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'CFK is sure of the path we are taking'

    Vice-president Amado Boudou praised head of state Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as she completes her surgery recovery, stating that the president "is sure of the path we are taking, and where we are going."

  • 07/11/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: We are looking forward to CFK return

    Vice-president Amado Boudou reiterated his wish to see Cristina Fernández de Kirchner return to public duties, as the recovering president comes to the end of a period of medically-advised convalescence.

  • 13/10/2013 | Argentina

    Lost without Cristina

    By James Neilson
    Institutions are boring. They also tend to get in the way of energetic people who are determined to ram through changes they think their country desperately needs.

  • 13/10/2013 | Argentina

    Jarring news, then relief

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Alfredo Scoccimarro, the presidential spokesperson, emerging on a Saturday night to face the press was never going to bring good news. What Scoccimarro said jarred the newsrooms of this land, which at that point were half-deserted with editors about to call it a night.

  • 22/10/2013 | Argentina

    Budget, economic laws published, signed by Boudou

    The Budget 2014 and economic laws which were passed by Congress on October 9 were signed by acting president Amado Boudou, Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina, and Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino, and published today on the Official Gazzette.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou in charge of presidency

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

  • 08/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou to inaugurate bridge in Córdoba

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

  • 10/10/2013 | Argentina

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

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

  • 18/05/2013 | Argentina

    Conti forsees Boudou as CFK's successor in 2015

    Kirchnerite lawmaker Diana Conti expressed her “full confidence” to Legal and Technical Secretary, Carlos Zannini and Vice President Amado Boudou as to possible successors of the President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in 2015.

  • 20/05/2013 | Argentina

    Doha Forum: Boudou asks to build a 'new financial arquitecture'

    Vice President Amado Boudou today asked to build up “a new international financial architecture” focused on “the need to change the adjustment policies.”

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

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

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

  • 29/04/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou arrives in Holland for Princess Máxima's coronation

    Vice President Amado Boudou is in Amsterdam, where he will participate in Princess Máxima’s way to the throne of Holland as her husband, Prince Willem who’ll be crowned as new King. The official said he brought “the greetings of President Cristina Fernández and the Argentine people to the new Queen.”

  • 30/04/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'Máxima's coronation is an opportunity to build relations with The Netherlands'

    Vice-president Amado Boudou met with the new King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Máxima during their coronation ceremony in Amsterdam and considered “the possibilities of working together” to reach “close cultural and trade relations” between two countries.

  • 05/02/2013 | Argentina

    Randazzo 'ashamed' of those who booed officials

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo said today to feel “ashamed” of those who booed both Vice President Amado Boudou and Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof during the past weekend.

  • 07/02/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou says 'there's no way' he would leave office

    Vice-President Amado Boudou assured he is not thinking of resigning from office, said he has nothing to hide about his assets and insisted that there is no relation between him and businessman Alejandro Vanderbroele, who acquired the mint printing company formerly known as Ciccone.

  • 24/03/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou's motorcade attacked in Quito, Ecuadorean gov't says

    The Ecuadorean Armed Forces stopped an assault on Vice-President Amado Boudou during his visit to Quito and captured two of the attackers last Friday, their government said.

  • 07/08/2012 | Argentina

    Government takes over former Ciccone printing company

    The Government informed today it took over former Ciccone printing company and sent a bill to Congress which seeks to expropriate it declaring the company a "public utility."

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    Pro-government lawmakers celebrate Ciccone's expropriation

    Pro-government lawmakers celebrated today the passing of money-printer Companía de Valores Sudamericana’s expropriation (CVS), formerly called Ciccone Calcográfica, into law and said that the nationalization of the printing company will “boost” the National Mint.

  • 17/11/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou lashes out at vulture funds, austerity measures

    Vice- president Amado Boudou accused vulture funds of despicable behaviour and warned that insisting on austerity measures carries out a high risk for Europe and for the global economy.

  • 12/07/2012 | Argentina

    'Being a government official is not just about pursuing a seat in office,' Boudou

    Vice-President Amado Boudou assured today that “to govern is to make decisions and fight when needed, and being an government official is not just about pursuing a seat in office” as he led a rally in the Greater Buenos Aires area of Bragado.

  • 28/07/2012 | Argentina

    'The best way to honour Evita is by supporting the President,' Boudou

    Vice-President Amado Boudou led today in San Juan the closing of the cultural forum “Thinking of Evita” where he highlighted that “the best way to honour this great woman is by supporting the other great woman who today leads us, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.”

  • 02/08/2012 | Argentina

    Ciccone case: Prosecutor calls for AFIP head Etchegaray to be investigated

    Federal Prosecutor Jorge Di Lello requested today that AFIP tax agency head Ricardo Etchegaray undergoes an investigation for granting a reportedly unprecedented moratorium to the former Ciccone printing company.

  • 19/06/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't threatens to apply Supply Law if Teamsters strike

    Vice-President Amado Boudou, in charge of the Executive Branch while President while Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is at the G20, said today that that if the Teamsters’ Union were to decide to paralyze the distribution of fuel or food, the Supply Law could be applied.

  • 25/06/2012 | Argentina

    Regional leaders seek to boost Mercosur - China relations

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Chinese premier Wen Jiabao held a videoconference at the Government House with their Uruguayan and Brazilian counterparts, José Mujíca and Dilma Rousseff, as they sought to boost relations between the Mercosur trading bloc and China.

  • 08/07/2012 | Argentina

    'We must stand together instead of focusing on individual matters,' Boudou

    Vice-President Amado Boudou warned that in order to maintain growth and development in the country “we must all stand together instead of focusing on individual matters or related to a specific group.” 

  • 08/05/2012 | Argentina

    Ciccone case: judge Lijo to decide on prosecutor's recusal in three days

    Businessman José María Núñez Carmona’s lawyers once again asked federal judge Ariel Lijo for the recusal of federal prosecutor Carlos Rívolo from the case investigating irregularities in the former printing company Ciccone.

  • 08/05/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou assures Argentina is open to trade; backs YPF expropriation

    Vice-President Amado Boudou stressed today Argentina’s openness to international trade and defended the government’s decision to partially expropriate shares from oil company YPF during a speech at the Council of the Americas held at the US State Department, in Washington DC.

  • 26/05/2012 | Argentina

    Vice-President Amado Boudou arrives in Bolivia

    Vice-President Amado Boudou arrived in Bolivia on Saturday, where on Sunday he is to participate in the bicentenary celebrations commemorating the ‘Heroines of the Crown,’ women who fought against the Spanish colonialists on San Sebastián hill in Cochabamba.

  • 16/04/2012 | Argentina

    Ciccone case: Carmona’s lawyer challenges Judge Rafecas’ authority

    Diego Pirota, legal representative for businessman José María Núñez Carmona -friend and business partner of Vice President Amado Boudou – and investigated to determine whether he used his influence to purchase bankrupt currncy printing company Ciccone Calcográfica, challenged Federal Judge Daniel Rafecas' ability to remain neutral.

  • 17/04/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou:‘YPF has always been an Argentine company’

    Vice-President Amado Boudou backed today President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s plans to seize control of YPF oil and gas company.

  • 27/04/2012 | Argentina

    Federal Judge Ariel Lijo takes over Ciccone case

    Federal Judge Ariel Lijo was elected to take over the Ciccone case, which investigates peddling allegations involving Vice-President Amado Boudou and the print and minting company Ciccone Calcográfica, Comodoro PY court sources announced today. Yesterday, an appeals court yesterday removed Judge Daniel Rafecas from the investigation.

  • 07/04/2012 | Argentina

    Garré says she 'believes' in Boudou, blasts media

    Security Minister Nilda Garré ratified that she believes Vice-President Amado Boudou’s statements regarding the case investigating embezzlements accusations against him, and once again blasted the media for “manipulating facts” and “taking statements out of context.”

  • 09/04/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou files report against Prosecutor General, Stock Exchange head

    Vice President Amado Boudou filed a report before Criminal Court N°4 against the President of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, Adelmo Gabbi, and the lawyers’ buffet of Argentina’s Prosecutor-General Esteban Righi, after making some piquant remarks of these two individuals on regards the ongoing Ciccone currency printing company investigation.

  • 13/04/2012 | Argentina

    'Vice-President Boudou has lied to us,' says Alberto Fernández

    Ex-Cabinet Chief Alberto Fernández sharply criticized Vice-President Amado Boudou today over the way he has handled himself from the beginning of the Ciccone court investigation, which he is involved in, and assured that “the problem” is that the Boudou “has lied to us.”

  • 04/04/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition members urge Boudou to 'take leave of absence'

    After one of his properties was raided by gendarmerie officials on Wednesday, several referents in the opposition publicly asked Vice-President Amado Boudou to take a “leave of absence” and “step aside,” while other Kirchnerite officials expressed their support. 

  • 05/04/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou denounces 'brutal attack' against popular will, Nat'l institutions

    Vice-President Boudou blasted the local press and denounced what he called a ‘brutal attack’ against popular will and national institutions today during a press conference to defend himself from embezzlement accusations.

  • 06/04/2012 | Argentina

    Kirchnerites show support for Vice-President Boudou

    Kirchnerites were out in full force today to back Vice-President Amado Boudou after he was accused of embezzlement in what become known as the “Ciccone Case”.

  • 13/03/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou claims personal email account hacked, sources say

    Vice-President Amado Boudou denounced before judge Daniel Rafecas that his email account has been hacked, sources close to him said.

  • 16/03/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou vows to fight ‘cultural and economic colonialism’

    Acting President Amado Boudou vowed to fight what he called ‘cultural and economic colonialism,’ during a ceremony to commemorate the 200 years of the creation of the General José de San Martín horse police squad.

  • 04/04/2012 | Argentina

    Gendarmerie raids Vice-President Boudou's apartment

    Gendarmerie officials raided Amado Boudou’s apartment in Puerto Madero on Wednesday, in connection to the case investigating accusations of embezzlement against the Vice-President.

  • 06/02/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't says 'LatAm support shows how serious Argentina's foreign policy is'

    Vice President Amado Boudou said today Argentina leads “a serious and solid” foreign policy, and that the best example of it, is the “clear support showed by Latin American countries in our claims of sovereignty over the Malvinas, South Georgia and Sandwich Islands.”

  • 09/03/2012 | Argentina

    AFIP's Etchegaray defends Boudou

    AFIP tax revenue agency Ricardo Etchegaray assured that Vice-President Amado Boudou did not intervene in the lifting of the bankruptcy plan of Ciccone Calcográfica, a printing firm which used to provide supplies for passports.

  • 12/03/2012 | Argentina

    Randazzo denies leaking details on Boudou-gate

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo came on stage to deny a newspaper article indicating him as the one leaking details on the latest politcal scandal involving Vice President Amado Boudou and Ciccone Calcográfica currency printing company.

  • 27/01/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't hits back at media: 'We're here to work, not electorally engineer'

    Vice-President Amado Boudou assured that for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner now is a time for “administrating and working” not for “electoral engineering,” subsequently hitting back at the media for trying to supposedly “stigmatize” their administration.

  • 02/02/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'The UK is the face of imperialism and colonialism'

    Vice President Amado Boudou came on stage to fuel-up the current diplomatic tensions between Argentina and the UK due to sovereignty claims over the Malvinas Islands, as the official considered that "Great Britain has always been the face of imperialism and colonialism around the world.”

  • 06/02/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'We should discuss whether YPF works following a national sense or not'

    Vice President Amado Boudou came on stage today and sent a reminder to oil giant Repsol-YPF amidst rumors of a possible nationalization.  

  • 24/01/2012 | Argentina

    Fiscal surplus reaches $4.9 billion pesos in 2011

    The fiscal surplus almost reached $5.000 billion pesos in 2011, when the country's economy grew 9.2 percent, according to the announcement made by Vice-President Amado Boudou in his last day as acting president.

  • 24/01/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou highlights foreign debt reduction in last day as acting President

    In his last public appearance as acting President, Vice-President Amado Boudou announced the figures of 2011’s fiscal surplus and gave a heated defence of the Kirchnerite model. He also stressed that funds destined to a foreign debt reduction dropped to “14.1 percent of the GDP.”

  • 25/01/2012 | Argentina

    UK 'has no arguments' in Malvinas sovereignty claim, CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner resumed her official activities after a 20-day medical leave of absence and criticized Great Britain after Prime Minister David Cameron accused Argentina of being a “colonialist” country. She also announced the declassification of the Rattenbach Report on the Malvinas War in 1982.

  • 19/01/2012 | Argentina

    'Repsol, we won't allow price discrimination in Argentina'

    Acting President Amado Boudou warned oil company Repsol YPF that the National Government “won’t allow the discrimination of prices” in the country, following an accusation on Monday of alleged “abuse of their domination positions in the fuel markets.”

  • 23/01/2012 | Argentina

    Upset over new trade regulations is 'understandable,' Boudou

    After ratifying that the Government would not postpone the new legislation on imports as local business leaders had requested, Vice-President Amado Boudou minimized the current conflict with Brazilian industrialists, who also complain about the new restrictions.

  • 24/01/2012 | Argentina

    CFK prepares for return to office tomorrow

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was preparing today for her return to office after Vice-President Amado Boudou was working in her stead during the 20-day period of absence she took while recovering from thyroid surgery. At 12 am tomorrow the Head of State will resume power of the Executive Branch and lead a ceremony at the Government House later in the day.

  • 16/01/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou demands 'rationality' in wage talks

    Acting President Amado Boudou called unionists and companies to be “rational in order to protect the growth,” referring to the upcoming wage talks that will be held this year.

  • 18/01/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't asks businessmen, unions to act 'responsibly' in CFK's absence

    Vice-President Amado Boudou, who has taken on the role as Acting President in Fernández de Kirchner’s stead, told businessmen and union workers that they should act with “responsibility” in an attempt to achieve equal business transactions so that “the wage hikes will be sustainable over time.”

  • 18/01/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou: ‘CFK’s recovery was spectacular’

    Vice-President Amado Boudou, who remains acting President as Cristina Fernández de Kirchner recovers from a thyroid surgery, reiterated on Monday that “Cristina's recovery was spectacular.”

  • 06/01/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou receives businessmen aiming to invest in Tierra del Fuego

    Vice-President Amado Boudou, who is acting as President until Cristina Fernández de Kirchner recovers from her thyroid cancer surgery, and Industry Minister Débora Giorgi received authorities of companies Newsan and Brightstar, who announced investments of $450 million pesos for the production of electrical appliances in Tierra del Fuego province.

  • 09/01/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou meets with Weretilneck, shows support

    Acting President Amado Boudou met with Río Negro province Governor Alberto Weretilneck, to whom he transmitted the political support of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, after he replaced the late Carlos Soria.

  • 16/01/2012 | Argentina

    Under CFK 'the country is in condition to keep growing,' Boudou

    Vice-President Amado Boudou attended his second public ceremony since he took over as acting President of Argentina and assured that with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner at the helm the country has all the necessary conditions to keep growing.

  • 03/01/2012 | Argentina

    National, City governments sign Subway handover

    The National Government and the BA City administration finally came to an agreement and signed the handover for the City’s Subway and Tram transport systems, at the Economy Ministry.

  • 04/01/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou closely monitors markets on first day as acting President

    Acting President Amado Boudou left his apartment in Puerto Madero a few minutes after 9 am and headed towards the Government House in an official vehicle in order to begin his replacement of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for the next 20 days while she recovers from a thyroid operation.

  • 05/01/2012 | Argentina

    Boudou keeps busy schedule on second day at the helm

    Vice-President Amado Boudou, who is acting as President until Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is fully recovered from thyroid surgery, continues to keep a low profile on Thursday and carries his activities in an office of the Banco Nación.

  • 07/12/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou bashes credit-rating agencies, 1990's liberal philosophy

    Economy Minister and Vice-President-elect Amado Boudou once again charged against credit-rating agencies and accused them of being “a source and transmission of problems”, and questioned the liberal philosophy the country experienced during the decade of 1990, during a summit conference organized by the Economy Ministry and the World Bank.

  • 22/12/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou assures Newsprint bill 'is good for the country'

    Vicepresident Amado Boudou, affirmed today that the bill -which declares newspaper manufacturing, production and distribution be of national interest- to be debated today in the Senate, “will better the quality of information in Argentina.”

  • 28/12/2011 | Argentina

    'It's important the Vice-President think the same way as the President,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner joked with her Vice-President Amado Boudou today over the period of absence she will take, where which he will be taking the reigns of the Executive Branch. The head of state told the former economy minister to “be careful with what you do,” differentiating him from his predecessor, Julio Cobos.  

  • 29/11/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou: ‘In 2012 we'll have autonomy in our decision-making process’

    Economy Minister and Vice-President elect Amado Boudou, anticipated that "next year the Argentine economy will generate a sufficient commercial balance, and will be able to count on the necessary currencies to maintain a certain amount of freedom in the decision-making process."

  • 02/12/2011 | Argentina

    Further subsidy cuts include City neighbourhoods, government buildings

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

  • 04/12/2011 | Argentina

    Cobos to swear in CFK, Gov't House confirms

    After much debate and uncertainty, the General Secretariat of the President announced that Vice-President Julio Cobos will be swearing in President Fernández de Kirchner on Saturday during her inauguration ceremony.

  • 16/11/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't announces further subsidy cuts

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou and Planning Minister Julio De Vido announced today at a joint press conference, that the government will extend subsidy cuts to large companies and high-income households. The move is expected to save the government about 3978 million pesos a year, adding to the 600 million pesos announced previously.

  • 25/11/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't to authorize exports of extra 1.4M tons of wheat

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou said that on next week the government will authorize Export Registrations (ROE in Spanish) for some extra 1.4 million tons of wheat that should be added to the 3 million tons that had already been authorized to be exported.

  • 25/11/2011 | Argentina

    Economy Minister, Cobos crossfire over swearing-in ceremony

    Vice-President Julio Cobos answered to Economy Minister Amado Boudou’s accusations over the new designations in the Upper House of Congress and assured he is “dramatizing situations that have nothing to do with the reality.” Earlier, Boudou assured “I don’t want to even be close to” Cobos in the swearing-in ceremony.

  • 02/11/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't lifts subsidies on public service sectors

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou and Planning Minister Julio de Vido announced today in a press briefing, a full lift on subsidies, which will firstly affect electricity, gas and water companies. The decision will also extend to banks, financial firms, insurance companies, casinos, international airports and mobile phone companies within national jurisdiction.

  • 02/11/2011 | Argentina

    Subway administration to be transferred to City Gov't

    The national government informed that the administration of the subway system and the premetro in Buenos Aires will be passed along to the City Government. The announcement was made during the press conference given today given by Economy Minister Amado Boudou, and Planning Minister Julio De Vido.

  • 15/11/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou urges regional countries to increase use of local currencies

    Economy Minister and Vice-President elect Amado Boudou urged Latin American countries to increase the use of local currencies in regional trade instead of depending on other currency such as the dollar.

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    'Such a victory gives us greater responsibilities,' says Boudou

    Economic Minister and new vice-president, Amado Boudou, broke his silence over the Kirchnerite victory at the polls this weekend through his account on social network, Twitter. Boudou assured that the 53.96% of the vote gained, implied a “greater amount of responsibility.”

  • 26/10/2011 | Argentina

    Let’s play 'Boudou Hero'!

    Economy Minister and Vice-President-elect Amado Boudou is known for joining rock bands on stage and driving crowds wild while he plays some tunes on his guitar. Now, someone has taken his love for music one step futher.

  • 28/10/2011 | Argentina

    Gov’t announces AFIP to validate currency purchase

    The AFIP revenue office will validate from Monday onwards the people or enterprises who purchase currencies at the exchange markets in order to control if they have the funds to do it and end with the irregular transactions, Economy Minister Amado Boudou announced.

  • 14/10/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou arrives in Paris to participate in G20 summit

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou, arrived to Paris to participate in a meeting between economy ministers and leaders of the Central Banks of the G20, to try to find solutions to the debt crisis which is currently affecting various European countries, threatening a world recession.

  • 15/10/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou suggests 'work and social inclusion' as possible growth policies

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou highlighted today the importance that the G20 add “work and social inclusion” to their policies of growth, forming part of the strategy to escape the eurozone crisis.

  • 19/10/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK will make sure we have a country ready for 40 million people,' Boudou

    Economy Minister and Vice-Presidential candidate Amado Boudou assured that “President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s presence and speech suggest that this Argentina is very different from the one we had in 2003.”

  • 28/09/2011 | Argentina

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

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

  • 01/10/2011 | Argentina

    'Passing 2012 budget provides a sense of certainty,' Boudou

    Economy Minister and Victory Front Vice-Presidential candidate Amado Boudou said that he hopes Congress will pass the 2012 budget “as soon as possible” because it provides the country with “a sense of certainty.” 

  • 04/10/2011 | Argentina

    'There's no doubt that there were trains set on fire,' Boudou on Sobrero

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou said that “we mustn’t mantain a corporation-friendly society,” when asked by reporters about his viewpoint on union’s stance on the burning down of trains and the detention of union leader Rubén Sobrero.

  • 23/09/2011 | Argentina

    IMF urges Argentina to apply ‘major measures’ to improve inflation data

    Nicolas Eyzaguirre, the IMF's director for Latin America, stated that Argentina must apply “major measures” to improve its method of measuring the inflation. Meanwhile, Economy Minister Amando Boudou harshly criticized the report given by the IMF.

  • 24/09/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'time for developing nations to find our own solutions to the crisis'

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou urged countries in the region to “seize the opportunity created as a result of the crisis affecting developed nations and implement their own solutions.”

  • 27/09/2011 | Argentina

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

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

  • 26/08/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou blasts Moody's

    Economy Minister and Victory Front’s Vice-President candidate Amado Boudou, questioned Moody’s Investor Services by stating that “rating agencies are in the centre of the global economy problems.”

  • 27/08/2011 | Argentina

    'In 2015 we'll say the country doesn’t resemble today’s Argentina,' Boudou

    During a special appearance in a local Saturday night television show, Economy minister – and President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner running mate – Amado Boudou said that today’s Argentina does not resemble the nation in 2003. “If it keeps its pace, in 2015 we will say the country doesn’t resemble today’s Argentina.”

  • 03/09/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't hopes 'opposition won't reject 2012's budget'

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou stated that the Government expects "to deal with a more serious opposition this year that won’t leave the country without a budget again,” while meeting with Bariloche businessmen affected by volcanic ash spewed by Chile’s Puyehue volcano.

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou is 'satisfied and at peace' with primaries

    Vice-presidential candidate Amado Boudou said he was “satisfied” after the first results of the primaries were revealed and said he “is at peace and very tranquil,” with how the primaries developed during Sunday.

  • 20/08/2011 | Argentina

    There will be 'no brusque changes' regarding the peso's value, Boudou

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou rejected the possibility that Argentina launches a brusque devaluation to make its exports more competitive, in a scenario in which Brazil is considering devaluating it’s currency for the same reason.

  • 06/08/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'we always have the same old crocks in front of us'

    Economy Minister and Victory Front’s candidate for Vice-President Amado Boudou headed a rally along with the candidates for the Buenos Aires City Lower House, and blasted the Alianza bloc and the ex Health Minister Graciela Ocaña.

  • 10/08/2011 | Argentina

    'No credit rating agency will give us an A, B or C,' Boudou says at final campaign rally

    Economy Minister and Victory Front vice-presidential candidate Amado Boudou, confirmed that “no credit rating agency will give us an A, B or C. It’s us who decide who to lend money to.” Amidst an international financial crisis, Argentina “doesn’t need any special plan, we just have to follow the path we’ve taken,” he said.

  • 12/08/2011 | Argentina

    Mantega: 'The region's economy is in good shape, and what works well, doesn't change'

    Interview by Pablo Jiménez
    Prior to the meeting between UNASUR economy ministers, Economy Minister, Amado Boudou and his Brazilian pair, Guido Mantega, met for dinner in Puerto Madero on Thursday night. Inbetween provoletas, asado, both economy heads spoke exclusively with ambito.com about how the region is prepared to face the international financial and economic crises.

  • 26/07/2011 | Argentina

    Changes in wheat grains export limit 'don't mean anything,' Biolcati

    The head of the Argentine Rural Society, Hugo Biolcati, warned that the Government’s decisión to expand the limit on wheat grain exports to 450,000 tons “don’t mean anything” because they don’t really an effect on the farming sector.

  • 01/08/2011 | Argentina

    'A US default would have had delicate consequences on global economies,' Gov't says

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou referred to the US debt deal, which was agreed upon late on Sunday to avoid the country entering default. He also ratified that the Government will pay US$ 2.20 billion corresponding to Boden 2012 bond payments.

  • 04/08/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentina is prepared to face impact of US economy crisis,' Boudou

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou, recognized that the Government is “observing the financial crisis” currently affecting the United States, “with concern,” however also reaffirming that Argentina is “prepared” to face an impact of the crisis to the domestic market.

  • 28/06/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou breaks silence via Twitter after vice-presidential nomination

    Three days after Economy Minister Amado Boudou was picked by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to be her running mate in the upcoming presidential elections, he took to Twitter to make his first public statements after the nomination. “I am thankful that the president chose to trust me,” he tweeted from Paraguay, where he’s attending a Mercosur summit.

  • 10/07/2011 | Argentina

    ‘Our support is broader on a national level,’ Boudou assures

    Economy Minister and vice-presidential candidate Amado Boudou stressed that the Filmus-Tomada ticket had “increased the amount of votes in favour of the Victory Front” in the City, a boost that he assures will help President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in the upcoming presidential elections in October.

  • 23/07/2011 | Argentina

    CFK defends model, says 'it's not tail wind'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner headed a rally at the thermoelectric plant of 240 megawatts that is being build in Río Turbio and announced that the turbines have already arrived and defended the government’s economic model by stating that “it’s not magic or tail wind, but work and planification.”

  • 16/06/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou predicts agreement with Paris Club before year's end

    During an interview on 'Ambito de Debate', Economy Minister Amado Boudou said he was “convinced” that before President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner ends her mandate, Argentina would reach “an acceptable agreement” with the Paris Club. He also expressed he wishes Fernández de Kirchner will decide to seek reelection.

  • 23/06/2011 | Argentina

    Fiscal surplus reaches $3.14B

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou reported that the fiscal surplus grew 4.2 percent and totalled 3.140 billion pesos in May year-on-year, and that the financial result in the National Public Sector’s accounts reached 1.879 billion pesos.

  • 25/06/2011 | Argentina

    Pro-government members support Boudou's candidacy

    After the official announcement of Amado Boudou as the candidate for vice-president of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, members of the pro-government party confirmed their support to the presidential bid.

  • 18/05/2011 | Argentina

    'Dealing with the exchange rate and not other pressing issues first is a mistake,' UIA to Boudou

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou met with UIA Argentine Industrial Industrial Union leaders, and he made clear that the pillars of the productive model are solid as he listened to the claims and demands of businessmen who discussed several issues, including competitiveness, prices, salaries and a need for financing.

  • 31/05/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou comes out in defence of Bonafini amidst Schoklender scandal

    Amidst the scandal surrounding former lawyer for Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Sergio Schoklender, Economy Minister Amado Boudou backed the human rights group leader Hebe de Bonafini and stated that "the more silly things are said, the more we have to side with the Mothers,".

  • 03/06/2011 | Argentina

    IMF candidate Carstens arrives to Argentina for talks with Boudou

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

  • 07/05/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou closes his City precandidate campaign

    Economy minister Amado Boudou, a prime kirchnerist precandidate for City Mayor, closed his campaign by holding a small ceremony in front of the Colón theatre, on the corner of Tucumán and Libertad streets today.

  • 09/05/2011 | Argentina

    Tomada, Boudou and Filmus lead electoral rally, blast Macri

    Victory Front mayoral pre-candidates Amado Boudou, Daniel Filmus and Carlos Tomada led a rally and vowed to enact the policities of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in the City, regardless of whoever is chosen to run. They also criticized City Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 11/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK, Boudou meet in Olivos to define BA City mayoral candidate

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Economy Minister and Buenos Aires City Mayoral pre-candidate Amado Boudou met at Olivos presidential residence, and according to official sources, they discussed over the strategy to use in order to win the city election in July.

  • 15/04/2011 | Argentina

    G20, IMF reflect Argentina’s position

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

  • 15/04/2011 | Argentina

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

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

  • 20/04/2011 | Argentina

    ANSeS files lawsuit against Siderar

    The ANSeS social security agency decided to press charges against steelmaker Siderar due to “irregularities” in last Friday’s meeting, in which the company’s owners decided to postpone all discussion on the new director the government wants to install in the company.

  • 01/04/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou announces income tax floor increase

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou announced that the income tax floor increase will be $7,998 pesos for married workers with two children, and $5,892 pesos for single workers. The amount increased by 20% and will benefit 800,000 workers.

  • 05/04/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou says income tax floor hike creates 'a good impact' for workers

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou said today that the new minimum income tax floor increase on Earning Tax creates “a good impact” and underlined that 500 thousand Argentines would benefit not paying this tax, following the new law.

  • 08/04/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou: economic growth could exceed 4.5% this year

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou estimated today that economic growth, recorded at 4.5%, “could be exceeded”, and at the same time underlined that neither companies nor their workers have “any doubt or fear” over the presidential elections this year affecting the economy.  

  • 18/03/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou praises import-substitution strategy

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou commented on the agreement made between German car maker Volkswagen and the Government yesterday to reduce their trade deficit, saying “it shows the success of import substitution, creating added value and more jobs for Argentina.”

  • 25/03/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou attends IDB Annual Meeting in Canada

    Finance Minister Amado Boudou attended the first day of the 52nd Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Annual Meeting in Calgary (Canada). The Argentine official will seek to reopen some loan lines to be allocated to Argentina by the financial institution, official sources reported.

  • 26/03/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't hopes to apply new index this year

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou assured the government hopes to apply the new Consumer Prices Index this year after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) missions in the country.

  • 28/02/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou insists Argentina 'will not cancel Paris Club debt in single payment'

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou insisted that Argentina would not cancel its debt with the Paris Club in a single payment, and explained that the country “clearly needs a payment plan that allows it to keep growing, while reaching out to more workers and substituting imports.”

  • 14/03/2011 | Argentina

    'Economy is far from hitting bumps in the road to the elections,' Boudou

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou assured that despite this being an election year, the economy is “far from hitting bumps in the road due to the elections like it used to happen before,” when the dollar exchange rate would soar and productivity came to a halt.

  • 16/03/2011 | Argentina

    'Boudou is fake and his pro-US statements prove it,' Redrado

    Former Central Bank governor Martin Redrado blasted Economy Minister Amado Boudou for his alleged pro-US stand, that was revealed by Wikileaks.

  • 22/02/2011 | Argentina

    Liaison Board might summon Amado Boudou for questioning

    The Liaison Board announced that they will summon Economy Minister Amado Boudou for a hearing to question him over what he said during the G20 meeting held in Paris, where he stated that the solution for the grains market was to increase the production.

  • 23/02/2011 | Argentina

    Fiscal surplus hits $2.105 B in January

    The fiscal surplus rose 103.7 percent and reached 2.105 billion pesos during January year-on-year, according to Economy Minister Amado Boudou.

  • 25/02/2011 | Argentina

    ONCCA dissolution a ‘change of paradigm’

    In a press briefing following the dissolution of ONCCA farm agency Economy Minister Amado Boudou said the move meant a “change of paradigm” in the relationship between the government and the farming sector.

  • 01/02/2011 | Argentina

    ‘No such thing as an inflationary process,’ Boudou, De Vido say

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou and Federal Planning Minister Julio De Vido both strongly rejected the existence of an “inflationary process or sustained price hike” in the country.

  • 02/02/2011 | Argentina

    CFK announces 17,33% raise for pensioners

    While speaking live from the Government House, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced a 17.33 percent raise for pensioners starting in March. Minimum pensions are now to be set at $1,272 pesos.

  • 03/02/2011 | Argentina

    Gov’t expands accusations over Papel Prensa irregularities

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou presented a report conducted by the Sigen state controller agency, in which several administrative irregularities inside the Papel Prensa plant are pointed out.

  • 28/01/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou praises UIA's statement, expects mounting investments

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou praised a statement released by the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) saying "UIA's stance proves investors perceive an important level of economic certainty."

  • 28/01/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't once again suggests consumers 'shop around'

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou once again urged consumers "to shop around" in light of "a large dispersion of prices" in the domestic economy.

  • 01/02/2011 | Argentina

    ‘No such thing as an inflationary process,’ Boudou, De Vido say

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou and Federal Planning Minister Julio De Vido both strongly rejected the existence of an “inflationary process or sustained price hike” in the country.

  • 13/12/2010 | Argentina

    Paris Club negotiations to have 2 phases, stimulate investment

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

  • 30/12/2010 | Argentina

    Brady bond swap 'getting 80.6% acceptance,' Boudou says

    Argentina reached an acceptance rate of 80.6 percent on its US$330 million swap of defaulted Brady bonds, Economy Minister Amado Boudou told local radio a day after the debt exchange offer expired.

  • 25/01/2011 | Argentina

    Fiscal surplus grows 45% in 2010, Boudou

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou reported that the fiscal surplus in 2010 hit 25.08 billion pesos (6.05 billion dollars) and rose 45 percent compared to the volume registered during the previous year.

  • 11/02/2011 | Latin America

    Argentina-Brazil to make progress on agreements

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

  • 27/05/2012 | Latin America

    Boudou thanks Bolivia for support in Malvinas sovereignty claim

    While in an official visit to Bolivia, Vice-President Amado Boudou thanked the neighbouring country for the support it gave Argentina in its sovereignty claim of the Malvinas Islands. Present during the ceremony were ten former veterans of the 1982 war.

  • 24/05/2013 | Latin America

    Ecuador's president Rafael Correa sworn in for third term

    Ecuador's president Rafael Correa was sworn in today for his third term in a ceremony held at the National Assembly.

  • 28/09/2011 | Economy

    Boudou goes to Lower House

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


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