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  • 05/09/2013 | World

    CFK on ‘vulture funds’: 'Go and ask Obama'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has spoken out about the US refusal to discuss Argentina’s dispute with the so-called ‘vulture funds’, during the G-20 meeting in Moscow, Russia.

  • 29/01/2014 | World

    NY Times editorial criticises CFK's policies

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

  • 15/06/2014 | World

    Leaders of developing countries meet in Bolivia for G77+China summit

    The G77+China summit was held at Bolivia, in the 50th anniversary of the high-level forum where developing countries call for a fairer new world economic order and continuity for the UN Millennium Development Goals.

  • 08/11/2012 | World

    8N pots banging in Australia

    A group of Argentine expats have anticipated tonight’s march against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration and set a pot-bashing protest in front of the Argentine Consulate in Sydney, Australia.

  • 11/04/2013 | World

    CFK, North Korea and Syria not invited to Thatcher's funeral

    President Cristina Fernández was not invited to former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral next week though the ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro, will be asked to be one of the 2,300 people present in the cathedral.

  • 22/05/2013 | World

    Merkel, Rousseff top Forbes 'powerful women' list; CFK ranks 26

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped Forbes's list of the world's most powerful women for the third consecutive year, followed by Brazil's Dilma Rousseff, the magazine said today.

  • 17/04/2012 | World

    YPF takeover dominates front-pages in Spain, makes headlines internationally

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s statement yesterday announcing her plans to take 51 percent control of YPF, dominated Spanish front-pages today and made headlines across the world today.

  • 15/06/2012 | World

    After CFK's speech, Cameron says 'there'll be absolutely no negotiation'

    Following President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's reclaim for dialogue between the UK and Argentina over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands at the UN yesterday, UK Prime Minister David Cameron responded making it clear that 'there will be absolutely no negotiation,' over the islands.

  • 25/06/2012 | World

    UK's Cameron: 'Argentina’s behaviour remains aggressive' to Malvinas islanders

    During a speech at the House of Commons in London today, United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron blasted Argentina for its “aggressive behaviour” to the Malvinas islanders in the sovereignty claim they maintain with Great Britain.

  • 24/10/2011 | World

    UK congratulates CFK, but warns ‘Malvinas non negotiable’

    The United Kingdom government congratulated reelected president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for her victory at the polls yesterday, but remarked the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands is not “negotiable,”according to an international news agency.

  • 10/12/2011 | World

    CFK urges banks to go back to a 'real economy'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged banks to “go back to a real economy” as she stressed during her inaugural speech that “banks are not the fundamentals of the world economy, they are only a tool to keep the global economy running."

  • 07/02/2012 | World

    Opposition confirms attendance to CFK's meeting

    As both PRO and Socialist parties will attend the Government House to listen to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's speech at 7pm, Radical Party members are divided as the head of the UCR's bloc in the Upper House Senator Luis Naidenoff rejected the invitation, while Ricardo Gil Lavedra and Mario Barleta confirmed their attendance.

  • 16/07/2014 | Latin America

    UNASUR leaders arrive in Brazil for BRICS summit

    The head of States of the countries of The Union of Southern Nations (UNASUR) arrived in Brasilia to meet with its counterparts from the five emerging economies at a BRICS-UNASUR summit at Itamaraty Palace.

  • 11/03/2014 | Latin America

    Chile's Bachelet takes office, CFK attends ceremony

    Michelle Bachelet took office today as the president of Chile for the second time in an inauguration ceremony held in front of more than 20 world leaders and public figures, among them, Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 12/03/2014 | Latin America

    Chile's Bachelet to visit Argentina in first presidential tour

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

  • 14/07/2014 | Latin America

    Rousseff, Putin confirm trade commitments ahead of BRICS summit

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

  • 06/10/2013 | Latin America

    Dilma and Maduro send best wishes to CFK

    The presidents of Brazil and Venezuela, Dilma Rousseff and Nicolás Maduro, have send messages of support to Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, wishing the head of state good health as she begins a month's enforced rest.

  • 20/01/2014 | Latin America

    Mujica: Not even God could keep Uruguay, Argentina apart

    President of Uruguay José Mujica has once more referred to the strained relationship between his nation and Argentina, stating that it was imperative for the countries to mend the dispute.

  • 01/02/2014 | Latin America

    Mujica: ‘Bilateral relation is being restored’

    Uruguay’s head of state, José 'Pepe' Mujica assured the bilateral relation “is being restored”, as he anticipated that efforts will continue in order to overpass the differences with Argentina, after a meeting he held with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Cuba.

  • 28/07/2013 | Latin America

    CFK attends pope's closing mass in Rio along with Rousseff, Morales

    President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchmer and her Brazilian and Bolivian counterparts, Dilma Rousseff and Evo Morales, were among those who attended Pope Francis' final mass in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 19/09/2013 | Latin America

    CFK meets with Ecuador's Correa, no mention of Chevron

    Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa expressed his full support to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner during today's meeting in the president's Olivos residence, and avoided commenting on the YPF-Chevron deal.

  • 04/04/2013 | Latin America

    Open mic catches Mujica referring to CFK as 'that old lady'

    Uruguay's President José Mujica was caught referring to Cristina Fernández as "that old lady" by an open microphone when giving a press conference in Sarandí Grande, Uruguay this morning and when talking about the lately tensed commercial relationships between the two neighboring countries.

  • 02/04/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil's Rousseff to visit Argentina with busy agenda

    Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff will travel to Buenos Aires tomorrow to meet with president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and discuss political and trade matters between the two countries.

  • 30/10/2011 | Latin America

    'CFK's reelection strengthens bilateral relations,' Chilean ambassador says

    Chilean ambassador to Argentina Adolfo Zaldívar assured that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s reelection “allows for the strengthening of bilateral relations and a more profound integration between both countries.”

  • 18/07/2012 | Latin America

    CFK, Morales sign gas deals

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a meeting on Wednesday with her Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales at the Hotel Cochabamba in Bolivia.

  • 31/07/2012 | Latin America

    CFK, Chávez sign YPF, PDVSA cooperation agreement

    After attending a Mercosur meeting in Brasilia, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chávez, signed a cooperation agreement to develop a strategic energy plan between state oil companies YPF and PDVSA.

  • 14/05/2011 | Latin America

    Timerman replaces CFK for Paraguay Bicentenary

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman arrived in Asunción today to accompany Paraguay’s president Fernando Lugo in the official celebrations for the Bicentenary of the country's independence, in place of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner who did not travel to Asunción as planned.

  • 09/07/2011 | Latin America

    Colom expresses consternation over Cabral’s death to CKF

    Alvaro Colom, Guatemala’s president, called his Argentinean counterpart Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to express his sentiments over the assassination of La Plata native singer, Facundo Cabral, ambushed this morning at Guatemala City.

  • 18/10/2011 | Latin America

    Brazilian media lashes out at CFK ahead of elections

    By Gabriela G. Antunes
    Brazilian media toughened up its opinion about President Cristina Kirchner ahead of the general elections on Sunday. Several news vehicles have run stories on CFK's use of alleged populism and use of political icons such as Juan Domingo Péron and Eva Perón and the Peronism to draw in more votes.

  • 26/06/2012 | Sports

    CFK hands over Olympic flag to Aymar

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner handed the Argentine flag to Olympic flag-carrier Luciana Aymar from the National Hockey Team before sending them off to London to take part of the Olympic Games in August.

  • 12/12/2012 | Sports

    CFK meets Federer in Olivos

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner received world-class Swiss tennis player Roger Federer this morning at the presidential residence in Olivos. Federer is in Argentina to play a set of matches against Juan Martín Del Potro, the first beginning this evening.

  • 04/12/2011 | Arts and Media

    Filmmaker announces plans for movie on Néstor and CFK

    A first-time participant in the Havana film festival with his documentary “El abismo… todavía estamos,” director Pablo Yotich announced that his next film project will to be to make a movie about Néstor and Cristina Kirchner, showing their more intimate and side which united the leaders in Argentine politics.

  • 18/05/2012 | Multimedia

    CFK joins in on traditional African dancing in Angola

    After her meeting with the Angolan Women’s Organization NGO, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner joined in on a bit of traditional African dancing as she was escorted through the streets of Luana, during her official visit to Angola.

  • 11/11/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition: CFK autistic, authoritarian

  • 06/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Court goes beyond all bounds

    In her first political statements of the year, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner harshly criticized the judiciary, especially the Civil and Commercial Court, for accepting the Argentine Rural Society’s request to suspend an executive decree expropriating their fairgrounds in Palermo.

  • 06/03/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Opposition requests accord delay

    Opposition deputies sent a letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner requesting that she “postpone the ratification of the treaty (with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack) until after the public trial over the (domestic) cover-up of the attack.”

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

    Gov't pays video tribute to World Cup finalists

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

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

    CFK, fans welcome World Cup national team in Ezeiza

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

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

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

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

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

    Argentine team thanks fans for their support

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

  • 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.”

  • 20/10/2011 | Argentina

    CFK calls for 'peace and harmony to build greater nation'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, gave a speech at a pasta factory in the southwestern Greater Buenos Aires District of Esteban Echeverría, where she thanked workers for their “endless efforts and contribution to make this a better nation.”

  • 20/10/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK will clearly be re-elected,' says Macri

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri stated that it was “clear” that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner would be re-elected, maintaining no doubts over vote counts at this weekend’s elections.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    'Election shows the historic moment the country is in,' Boudou

    Economy Minister and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner running mate, Amado Boudou said the sentiment of union showed by today’s general elections is representative of the moment the country is in.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    'I can’t do this all by myself, I need you to help me,' CFK

    Reelected President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged Argentines to join in “national unity” and asked to “avoid being distracted by useless confrontations.”

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    'Don't let others take our achievements away from you,' CFK tells youth at Plaza de Mayo

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke before thousands of young followers who convened at the Plaza de Mayo in order to celebrate her reelection, and urged them to “organize themselves” so “no one can take their achievements away from them.”

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    World leaders congratulate CFK

    Phone calls and official statements have been pouring in since yesterday when Cristina Fernández de Kirchner became not only first women to run Argentina, but also the first one to do it twice. World leaders rushed to congratulate her and show support for her second term.

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    Macri salutes CFK, already thinking 2015

    Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri congratulated newly reelected Cristina Fernandéz de Kirchner for her triumph at Argentine polls yesterday and reiterated he is willing to “work together.”

  • 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.”

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    US congratulates CFK after reelection

    The US Government congratulated President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner after being reelected and assured that it will continue to work with the Argentine government to strengthen bilateral ties, State Department spokesman for Latin America William Ostick said.

  • 25/10/2011 | Argentina

    CFK attends ceremony in Lanús

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is scheduled to make her first public appearance since she was reelected on Sunday night as she will attend the opening ceremony of a new emergency services unit (UPA) in western Lanús. Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli will also be present.

  • 25/10/2011 | Argentina

    CFK urges City Gov't to help clean polluted Riachuelo

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged City Mayor Mauricio Macri to join the National Government in its efforts to clean up the Riachuelo, the country’s most polluted river. 

  • 25/10/2011 | Argentina

    US, Argentina sign bilateral space research agreement

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with US authorities to sign a bilateral space cooperation agreement that will be developed jointly by NASA and the National Committee for Space Activities (CONAE).

  • 30/10/2011 | Argentina

    Clinton calls CFK, congratulates her for being reelected

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulated President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner after her reelection and stressed on the importance of renewing their mutual commitment for a “strong and successful relationship.”

  • 31/10/2011 | Argentina

    White House says CFK-Obama meeting is an opportunity for a more positive relationship

    The US Government confirmed that president Barack Obama is scheduled to meet privately with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Friday. The meeting will take place in Cannes, France, one day after the G20 Summit begins. 

  • 01/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK deems Ricchieri highway roadblock 'ridiculous ploy'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner blasted UATRE farm hands union protesters who set a roadblock in the Ricchieri highway today. "It wasn't social protest, but a ridiculous ploy," she said, before boarding the Tango 01 presidential plane en route to France, where she's due to attend the G20 Summit.

  • 01/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK offers condolences to Clinton after learning of her mother's passing

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner sent a letter offering her deepest sympathies to the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after learning that her mother, Dorothy Rodham, had passed away on Tuesday.

  • 02/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK lands in France, heads to Nice for G20 Summit

    A few minutes after 1:30 pm, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner landed in Nice, where she was greeted by the Argentine ambassador in Paris, Aldo Ferrer, and from there will travel by land to Cannes, where she will take part in the G20 Summit on Thursday and Friday.

  • 03/11/2011 | Argentina

    G20: CFK says 'financial capitalism anarchy' should end

    During the G20 meeting in Cannes, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called today for world leaders to put a stop to the current “anarchistic economic capitalism” and regulate the markets, not the countries, to go back to what she referred to as “real capitalism” after three years of world economic crisis.

  • 03/11/2011 | Argentina

    Obama praises CFK while greeting Sarkozy

    Prior to the lunch inaugurating the G20 summit in Cannes, during an informal chat, US President Barack Obama, recommended that his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy, follow the example set by Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who was re-elected in a landslide win just ten days ago.

  • 04/11/2011 | Argentina

    Obama declares CFK, Argentina 'a great friend' to the United States

    US President Barack Obama defined Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Argentina “a great friend” of the United States of America in a meeting between both Head of States. The bilateral meeting lasted around thirty minutes and took place in the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.

  • 07/11/2011 | Argentina

    Trade surplus in October reaches $1.27 billion dollars, CFK announces

    Argentina’s trade surplus reached 1.27 billion dollars in October, a 30 percent increase when compared to October of 2010, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced.

  • 09/11/2011 | Argentina

    US: Obama-CFK meeting 'warm,' but Argentina must cancel debt

    The US referred to last week’s meeting between Barack Obama and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as “warm,” but once again “encouraged” Argentina to pay off the debt it holds with American bondholders and US companies.

  • 10/11/2011 | Argentina

    De Mendiguren denies meddling between CFK and Moyano

    Argentine Industrial Union head, José de Mendiguren, played downed all rumours indicating that he was meddling between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and CGT Labour Confederation boss, Hugo Moyano.

  • 10/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK, Argüello meet, discuss improving bilateral ties with US

    After a new conciliatory gesture from the White House, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with newly appointed Argentine ambassador to the US Jorge Argüello at the Olivos presidential residency, and instructed him to improve bilateral ties “to their best possible levels.”

  • 14/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK urges population to 'stop boycott attempts'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner demanded for the disappearance of boycott attempt and called for “the cooperation of all Argentines in order to build a great country as there’s not one single society that could grow without the joint effort of its entire population," during a speech given in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego.

  • 14/11/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK's stance on abortion is clear,' Arancedo says

    Santa Fe archbishop and president-elect of the Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) José María Arancedo assured that during the hearing he maintained with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “she made it abundantly clear that she was against the legalization of abortion.”

  • 15/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK extends 'anti-boycotting' call to business sectors

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner reinforced prior statements today, remarking that the call to stop boycotting attempts was directed at all business sectors.

  • 17/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK praises motor industry at new car launch

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was today hosting the ceremony launching the new Peugeot 308 Hatchback, at the Peugeot Citroën factory in Villa Bosch, where she recalled how the motor industry has played a huge part in Argentina’s reindustrialization process.

  • 18/11/2011 | Argentina

    Economy grows 7.7% in September

    Indec national statistics bureau reported that the economy grew 7.7 percent in September year on year. Earlier President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner stated that the nation’s economy had increased by 9 percent in the first nine months of the year.

  • 20/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK calls Rajoy, congratulates him for landslide victory

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called Spanish president-elect Mariano Rajoy and congratulated him for his victory after defeating the Socialist candidate by a landslide.

  • 21/11/2011 | Argentina

    'Some things distorted need to be corrected,' CFK says

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner made a call to “keep those things that worked out during her administration,” and even though she denied making any errors, she admitted “there are some things that have been distorted and need to be corrected.”

  • 22/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK defines her next term as a phase of 'fine-tuning'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner disclosed today, the core economics of her new government. The new phase of her presidency begins when she will be sworn in on December 10.The head of state defined the new era as a phase of “fine-tuning,” based upon strong investments and innovative production.

  • 23/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to Moyano: 'I will support every worker, domestic labour'

    In a message that she seemed to aim at CGT leader Hugo Moyano, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that “she will always be seen in every factory, supporting every worker and corporation that fights to keep producing and creating domestic labour.”

  • 29/11/2011 | Argentina

    Real estate investment is 'safe move,' CFK assures

    While speaking at a conference of the Argentine Construction Chamber (CAC), President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that, amidst a global financial crisis, “real estate investment is one of the safest moves in Argentina.”

  • 01/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK, Chávez sign bilateral agreements

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended a bilateral meeting with her Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, where they both signed several bilateral cooperation agreements.

  • 01/12/2011 | Argentina

    Chávez surprises CFK with Kirchner painting

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez surprised Cristina Fernández de Kirchner when he announced the creation of the Néstor Kirchner room while they were holding a bilateral meeting at the Palace of Miraflores in Caracas. He also unveiled a painting, created by himself, showing the face of her late husband sitting next to the Bolivarian leader..

  • 01/12/2011 | Argentina

    'Four more years are more than enough,' CFK says

    While giving a press conference with her Venezuelan counterpart, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that “four more years are more than enough,” after Hugo Chávez referred to her second presidential term, scheduled to begin next December 10th.

  • 02/12/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentina, Brazil have a shared vision of what's happening in the world'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that Argentina and Brazil have a “shared vision of what’s happening in the world” and of the “actions” that both countries must apply so that “the social inclusion process doesn’t become dull” in the region.

  • 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.

  • 05/12/2011 | Argentina

    'I'm ready to face any uncomfortable situations during swearing-in ceremony,' Cobos

    Vicepresident Julio Cobos confirmed today that he’ll be part of the swearing-in ceremony of relected president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner but didn't confirmed rumours indicating that he'll be swearing-in Amado Boudou instead of CFK. Plus warned that he's “ready to face any uncomfortable situation.”

  • 05/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK pleads for full enactment of Media Law

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner praised all the advances made in the implementation of the Media Law, but once again demanded for its full enactment, by pointing out that the measure “has been taken to court like no other law ever.”

  • 06/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK chooses Medina as Cabinet Chief, Lorenzino as Economy Minister

    The government unveiled today the list of the new cabinet members for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's second mandate which will start next Saturday when she takes office.

  • 07/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK: 'We must keep on re-industrialising Argentina'

    On the last working day before her re-instatement as President this Saturday, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner reaffirmed one of the central concepts expected to come out of her second mandate: the industrialization of the economy. The head of state made the statements during a speech she gave while opening a school in La Matanza.

  • 10/12/2011 | Argentina

    'I promise we will work for a more just, egalitarian and supported Argentina,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was sworn-in once more at the Lower House, and began her speech by remembering her late husband Néstor Kirchner and later made a strong plea to the Argentine judiciary, so all human rights violators in the last dictatorship are taken to trial.

  • 10/12/2011 | Argentina

    In Pictures: A day of celebration

  • 10/12/2011 | Argentina

    Regional heads of state, foreign dignataries attend ceremony

    Several regional heads of state and foreign dignataries are attending the inauguration of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Congress. Presidents Dilma Roussef (Brazil), Sebastián Piñera (Chile), Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Álvaro Colom (Guatemala) and Porfirio Lobo (Honduras) will all be present as the President is sworn-in.

  • 10/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK inauguration: a custom-made celebration

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is set to begin her second term today. After being sworn-in in Congress, her schedule later includes the ride to Plaza de Mayo, the swearing-in of her Cabinet members and the greeting of foreign delegations at the Government House.

  • 10/12/2011 | Argentina

    Rossi, Capitanich rejoice over CFK’s inauguration

    Congressman and Victory Front leader Agustín Rossi rejoiced today President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s inauguration before the chief of state took her oath for another four-year term. Rossi considered today “a festive day for Argentina” and assured it represented a new era for the nation.

  • 10/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to farming sector: 'had you listened to me, you'd be doing better now'

    President Cristina Fernández recalled her long standing conflict with the farming sector during her first administration, and warned producers that “had they agreed with her decision to raise taxes on grain exports, they would be doing better today.”

  • 10/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK salutes supporters, recalls 'national unity'

    “Young people have been the real keepers of this Government,” stated Fernández de Kirchner as the sun set on the day of her reappointment as President of the Nation. The head of state thanked young people “for their continued support” today and in recent times.

  • 11/12/2011 | Argentina

    Rossi plays down Moyano's absence during swearing-in ceremony

    The head of the Victory Front’s caucus in the Lower House, Deputy Agustín Rossi played down yesterday's absence of CGT boss Hugo Moyano during yesterday's swearing-in ceremony of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 11/12/2011 | Argentina

    'There is an uneasy relationship between the gov’t and CGT,' Schmidt

    Union leader Juan Carlos Schmidt (Dragado) admitted that there is a “difficult relationship” between the government and the CGT Labour Confederation. His comments come after Hugo Moyano’s sudden absence during yesterday’s presidential swearing-in ceremony.

  • 12/12/2011 | Argentina

    Call for extraordinary parliamentary sessions formalized today

    The government published on the Official Gazette today a decree calling the congress for extraordinary parliamentary sessions to discuss pending projects before the year is finalized.

  • 12/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK calls for more high-ranking female officials in Armed Forces

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner resumed her activities on Monday and while attending a ceremony at the Military Academy, she said she would begin advocating for an increase in high-ranking female officials in the Armed Forces.

  • 13/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to meet with Piñera in Chile in January

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will make an official visit to Chile to meet with her Chilean counterpart, Sebastián Piñera at the end of January next year, it was announced today.

  • 14/12/2011 | Argentina

    CGT lawmakers abstain from supporting CFK bill in Congress

    Lawmakers Facundo Moyano, Héctor Recalde and Omar Plaini, all members of the Kirchnerite caucus in the Lower House, abstained from signing a bill that looks to reform the statutes of rural workers, sent to Congress by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 15/12/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano blasts the government, steps down as leader of the Peronist Party

    Before over eighty thousand workers, the secretary-general of the CGT union umbrella group Hugo Moyano announced he was stepping down as the leader of the Buenos Aires province branch of the Peronist Party and as vicepresident of the national branch.

  • 15/12/2011 | Argentina

    De Mendiguren hopes differences between CFK, CGT 'are resolved quickly'

    The president of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José De Mendiguren, expressed his concern over the growing differences between the National Government and union boss Hugo Moyano, and said he hoped “they are resolved quickly.”

  • 16/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK: 'We will continue our efforts to improve workers' life conditions'

    President Cristina Fernández visited Mendoza to inaugurate local winery Bianchi new facilities. During her speech, CFK celebrated the success of the wine industry and praised workers for their contribution to the country’s economy.

  • 21/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK raises ANSeS funding for pension loans

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that ANSeS controlled funding would be raised for pensioner loans and that interest tax charged by private loan companies to pensioners would be limited, during a ceremony held at the inauguration of a new social security office in Lomas de Zamora today.

  • 22/12/2011 | Argentina

    Navy head steps down after espionage case

    The head of the Navy, Admiral Jorge Godoy, requested removal from his post after being accused of illegal espionage. The Government chose Deputy Admiral Carlos Alberto Paz to take his place, a decision which was published today in the Official Gazette.

  • 22/12/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'Our relationship with the Government is suspended'

    CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano stated today that, “our relationship with the Government is not broken, just suspended as the President wishes,” during a press meeting with international news correspondents.

  • 26/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK resumes activities

    After spending Christmas with her family in Río Gallegos, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returned to Buenos Aires yesterday to begin working on her schedule for the last week of the year.

  • 27/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to undergo cancer surgery

  • 27/12/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition leaders wish CFK 'a speedy recovery'

    After learning that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been diagnosed with cancer, several opposition leaders offered their support and wished her a speedy recovery. President Fernández de Kirchner will undergo surgery on January 4th and will remain inactive until January 24th.

  • 28/12/2011 | Argentina

    'One can dedicate their health to the country, yet still, it's not enough,' CFK

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke today at the Government House after the announcement of the cancer surgery she will be undergoing in January. “One can dedicate their health to the country, yet still, it’s not enough,” stated the head of state, whilst also asking for “all Argentines to collaborate” during this time.  

  • 28/12/2011 | Argentina

    'We must come together in CFK's absence,' Scioli

    Buenos Aires province governor, Daniel Scioli highlighted the “courage” shown by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and asked for “more collaboration than ever” ahead of the operation for thyroid cancer the head of state faces in January.

  • 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.  

  • 28/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK 'humbly' asks Macri to take control of the Subway by Jan 2

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner once again asked BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri to “take control of the subway lines administration as of January 2.”

  • 28/12/2011 | Argentina

    President requests 'balance' in demands on workers, businessmen

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today asked for “prudence, balance and contribution” on the business sector and workers, requesting that everyone “collaborate” to “continue working with the utmost amount of trust possible” for Argentina.

  • 29/12/2011 | Argentina

    Transport Secretary, City Gov't crossfire over subway transfer

    Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi deemed the City cabinet chief comments on the subway transfer as “as verbose and inopportune” and claimed for moderation to solve the conflict. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner requested that the transfer is effective Monday January 2nd, while City Government officials insist it won't be carried out until March.

  • 29/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK postpones trip to Santa Cruz

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner postponed her trip to Santa Cruz this afternoon, for tomorrow, where she go to spend time with family to welcome in the New Year.

  • 30/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK flies to El Calafate for New Year

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner left to El Calafate around midday to spend the New Year celebrations with her son Máximo, daughter Florencia, her mother-in-law María Ostoic and other family members. The trip had to be postponed to Friday due to the conflicts within Daniel Peralta’s government.  

  • 02/01/2012 | Argentina

    CFK returns to BA, readies for surgery

    After spending New Year’s Eve with her family, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returned to Buenos Aires at midday from El Calafate, in the Santa Cruz province, and is scheduled to begin preparations for her surgery.

  • 04/01/2012 | Argentina

    Kirchnerite activists celebrate CFK's medical report outside hospital

    Over one hundred activists heartily celebrated outside the Austral hospital that the surgery President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner underwent to have a thyroid tumour removed as performed without complications by chanting and cheering.

  • 04/01/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't, opposition officials send CFK supportive messages

    A few minutes after the President Fernández de Kirchner entered the operating room, several Kirchnerite and opposition political leaders took to Twitter to express their support for the Head of State and wish her a speedy recovery.

  • 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

    CFK is 'recovering well' and in 'good spirits'

    Presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro, announced today that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's recovery showed "no complications," in the medical follow-up from the thyroid cancer surgery she underwent yesterday. He also stated that the President was "in good spirits," and that the next report would be announced tomorrow.

  • 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.

  • 06/01/2012 | Argentina

    CFK 'will be discharged within 24 hours,' spokesman

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be discharged from hospital “within the next 24 hours,” Government spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said today. He also stated that on the second day after her operation, “she is recovering with no complications,” and is “able to eat and sleep adequately.”

  • 07/01/2012 | Argentina

    CFK 'never had cancer,' discharged from hospital

    Presidential spokesman Scoccimarro announced this morning that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's "medical tests have ruled out the presence of cancerous cells in her thyroid glands." Within moments of being given the all clear, the Head of State was discharged from hospital and taken to Olivos where she will continue her recovery.

  • 09/01/2012 | Argentina

    Oscar Parrilli: 'CFK’s order was to tell it all'

    The government’s Chief-of-Staff Oscar Parrilli told a local radio station today that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner order was to “tell it all” regarding her December 22th diagnosis for Thyroid Cancer, that turned out to be a "false positive" case.

  • 11/01/2012 | Argentina

    CFK recovering faster than expected

    While swiftly recovering from her recent thyroid surgery, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner actively discussed a range of issues today with Vice-President Amado Boudou and Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina, amongst others.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 20/01/2012 | Argentina

    CFK takes first trip since surgery, heads to Chapadmalal

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner took her first trip following her surgery earlier this month, and decided to spend the weekend with her children Máximo and Florencia at their residence in Chapadmalal, located some 30 kilometres south of Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires province.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 30/01/2012 | Argentina

    CFK postpones return to BA due to bad weather

    Due to poor weather conditions, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner decided to postpone her return to Buenos Aires and stayed one more day in Santa Cruz, where she had flown to spend the weekend with her family. She is expected to resume her activities on Tuesday.

  • 01/02/2012 | Argentina

    Fernández de Kirchner announces 17.6% hike for pensioners

    During a televised speech from the Government House, President Fernández de Kirchner announced a 17.62 percent hike for pensioners after March. She also reported that the minimum pension will go from $1,434 to $1,686 pesos.

  • 02/02/2012 | Argentina

    Day after the storm: 30 traffic lights broken, power cuts affect BA city

    There were thirty city traffic lights reportedly out of service while many neighbourhoods were still being affected by power cuts following the storms that affected the Capital last night. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner contacted Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri by phone, to offer any help he needed in dealing with effects of yesterday’s floods.

  • 07/02/2012 | Argentina

    Expectation grows about CFK's announcement on Malvinas

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner summoned provincial governors, union leaders, senators, and deputies from both Kirchnerite and opposition ranks to a meeting scheduled for today at 7pm as it is believed to be the announcement of new diplomatic measures against the UK over Malvinas Islands. Islanders showed their concerns over a possible interruption of Chile/Malvinas air link.  

  • 07/02/2012 | Argentina

    Rumours grow about CFK's announcement: A weekly flight from Argentina to the islands?

    Rumours continue to surface about the nature of President Fernández de Kirchner’s announcement this afternoon, which will revolve around the Malvinas Islands. Foreign Ministry sources said that, as the UK expects the President to increase the verbal escalation between both countries, her announcement could actually include a new strategy to appeal directly to the islanders.

  • 07/02/2012 | Argentina

    CFK to David Cameron: 'Give peace a chance'

    As President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner made an announcement on live television regarding the Malvinas sovereignty conflict, she urged British Prime Minister David Cameron “to give peace a chance” and engage in bilateral discussions about the future of the islands.

  • 08/02/2012 | Argentina

    Rattenbach's report declassification published in the Official Gazette

    The Government published today the declassification which enables the Rottenbach report to be analyzed by a government commission and later released for public appreciation. The document sheds light on one of the most important chapters of Argentine history.

  • 09/02/2012 | Argentina

    CFK asks for 'serious' environmental discussion amidst mining protests

    As protests against mining activities in the northwestern provinces of the country multiply nationally, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that the pollution and environment discussion must be approached “while avoiding a dogmatic, close-minded position.” 

  • 10/02/2012 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Schiavi, consumers say non-SUBE price could hit 10 pesos

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was met today with Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi following the further extension of non-SUBE card fare announcement; which was put forward until March. The meeting took place amid the grand speculation over how non-SUBE transport costs are to be affected by subsidy cuts, with some consumers saying prices could reach as much as 10 pesos.

  • 13/02/2012 | Argentina

    'The world can't tolerate anymore ridiculous colonialism,' Sean Penn says after meeting CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met US actor Sean Penn, who came as representative of the Haitian survivors of the earthquake that bashed the Caribbean nation in 2011, at the Government House, and backed Argentina's claim of sovereignty over Malvinas Islands.

  • 13/02/2012 | Argentina

    CFK asks economy sectors to live in 'real Argentina, not Disneyland'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner came on stage today and called businessmen to “increase investment and productivity” in order to increase employment rate and avoid the constant goods price hikes. The leader also asked the farming sector to be more prepared to face natural problems such as drought and frosts.

  • 13/02/2012 | Argentina

    'CFK should acknowledge farmers' problems on site, not from helicopter,' Buzzi replies

    The head of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA) Eduardo Buzzi replied to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s earlier speech in which she urged farming producers to “stop asking for money,” and assured that they are always asked to pay their dues, but that “the Government is absent” whenever there’s a drought problem.

  • 14/02/2012 | Argentina

    Farmers say CFK 'denies' drought damages, warn of new protests

    Several farming sector representatives replied to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s statements yesterday, in which she suggested they purchase “drought insurance” to protect their crops, and once again asked the National Government for financial help.

  • 15/02/2012 | Argentina

    CFK praises works at Lago Argentino hydroelectric station

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gave a televised speech from Calafate in Santa Cruz province for the 135th anniversary of Lago Argentino, and praised the hydro station and power lines works done since 2003 “to supply electricity to the entire nation.”

  • 15/02/2012 | Argentina

    CFK to make official visit to Chile's Piñera

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will make an official visit to Chile next month, amidst a power struggle in which both Argentina and the UK aim to gather support from the International community in the Malvinas Islands controversy.

  • 19/02/2012 | Argentina

    CFK celebrates her birthday in El Calafate

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner celebrates her 59th birthday in her El Calafate residence with her son and daughter, while she enjoys the last days of her week away in Santa Cruz. She is expected to resume her activities on Wednesday.

  • 22/02/2012 | Argentina

    CFK suspends afternoon activities in light of Once train crash

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner changed her official agenda for today, suspending planned activities for this afternoon. The decision came in light of the tragic railway accident at Once train station today, which claimed the lives of at least 49 people and injured at least 550.

  • 27/02/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't rules out Argentine boycott to London Olympics

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner rejected the possibility that a delegation of Argentine sportsmen may not fly to London to attend the 2012 Olympics as part of an Argentine boycott in response to the United Kingdom’s refusal to discuss the Malvinas Islands sovereignty.

  • 01/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK defends subsidy scheme, praises Argentina's economic growth

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gave the Congressional year opening speech for the 130th set of ordinary sessions in the Congress, in which she praised the Kirchnerite model and gave latest results and figures of her administration.

  • 01/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK on Macri: 'What City does he think he's the Mayor of: New York?'

    During her speech at the Congressional opening, she stated "The City Mayor cannot refuse and/or reject a contract he signed some 90 days ago. Today he realized that the Subway carriages are too old. Come on! What City does he think he's the Mayor of: New York?"

  • 01/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK assures the gov't will guarantee normal oil supply

    President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner questioned today a ‘sudden drop’ on YPF’s oil production and assured she will “use every necessary legal mean” to guarantee the normal oil supply in Argentina.

  • 01/03/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition blasts and praises CFK's speech

    Lawmakers in the opposition reacted to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s three-hour speech and said her statements regarding the recent Once railway tragedy were “regrettable” and “disappointing,” but praised her decision to add more flights to the Malvinas Islands. 

  • 02/03/2012 | Argentina

    Larreta: "CFK corrected Garré's huge mistake'

    Buenos Aires City's Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta today reacted to yesterday's President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's speech in which she announced Federal Police officers would be sent back to patrol subways for another 30 days.

  • 09/03/2012 | Argentina

    Macri says City lacks funds to keep subsidies on bus lines

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri came on stage after the national government sent a bill to Congress to transfer 33 bus lines to the City's scope.

  • 12/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Politics is one of the best places for youth,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner made a spirited defence of the young militants of the Kirchnerite organization “La Cámpora,” calling them “one of the most wonderful things to have happened to this national and popular project.”

  • 14/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK warns Santa Fe teachers over rejection of basic salary offer

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called on teachers in the Santa Fe province to “reflect” on their decision to reject socialist governor Antonio Bonfatti’s offer of a $4000 pesos basic salary, warning that they are not being “sensible” and are failing to set an example. 

  • 16/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK, Piñera sign agreements, praise bilateral 'integration'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a meeting and signed bilateral agreements with her Chilean counterpart Sebastián Piñera as part of her two-day official visit to Chile. She landed back in Buenos Aires shortly after 8 pm.

  • 16/03/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'CFK's moved away from supporting workers'

    Head of the CGT Labour Confederation Hugo Moyano, once again criticized President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration and stated that there “had been a change” in attitude and stated that the President “has moved away from supporting workers.”

  • 19/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK cancels attendance to ceremony over hailstorm

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was flying to Ezeiza when the helicopter pilot decided to bring her back to the Government House due to the strong hail storm that hit the Buenos Aires metropolitan area.

  • 20/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK thanks Peru over frigate decision, calls for regional 'joint defence' against militarization of South Atlantic

    In a live press conference on Tuesday, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner thanked “the Peruvian government and population” for their decision to leave without effect the scheduled visit of a British frigate “in support of the Argentine sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands.”

  • 22/03/2012 | Argentina

    President says 'access to medicine in Argentina's one of the best in LatAm'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated today a pharmaceutical plant that will mainly focus in the production of medicine for cancer tratement, in North Western Greater Buenos Aires district of Pilar.

  • 24/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK remembers coup victims using speeches made by Kirchner

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner remembered the victims of the last military dictatorship and recognized the work being done by human rights groups today using two messages left by former president Néstor Kirchner, on the anniversary of the beginning of the 7-year-long coup d’etat which occurred 36 years ago.

  • 26/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK holds series of meetings with ministers

    After spending the weekend in Río Gallegos in Santa Cruz province, President Cristina fernández de Kirchner resumes her agenda with a series of meetings with ministers at the Presidential residence in Northern Greater BA town of Olivos.

  • 26/03/2012 | Argentina

    More ‘fine tuning’: DNI booklet no longer needed to vote, Gov't announces

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that Argentines would no longer need to carry their DNI booklet to vote, and that the DNI card would be enough to prove their identity at the polling station.

  • 26/03/2012 | Argentina

    'We can't even manage to send a lemon to the US,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner questioned US president Barack Obama’s recent decision to suspend trade benefits for Argentina, while complaining that “we can’t even manage to get one of our lemons to enter the US market.”

  • 27/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK announces draft bill looking to reform civil and commercial code

    Speaking before an audience that included members from several political parties, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner presented a draft bill that she will be sending to Congress soon, which looks to amend the Civil Code and unify it with the Commercial Code.

     

  • 28/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Entre Ríos province governor

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was meeting with Entre Ríos province governor, Sergio Urribarri at the presidential residence in Olivos.

  • 29/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK defends mining industry, urges corporations 'to be more responsible'

    While attending a ceremony in Santa Cruz, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner praised the Union of Governors of Mining Provinces (OFEMI), defended the mining industry from attacks by environmentalists, and urged corporations “to be more responsible” before society.

  • 29/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK grants BA City 3-month extension to obey subway transfer

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced a three-month extension on the Subway transfer so that the capital’s City government can implement a new security service, after the Lower House passed yesterday the subway transfer bill.

  • 29/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK defends mining industry, urges corporations 'to be more responsible'

    While attending a ceremony in Santa Cruz, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner praised the Union of Governors of Mining Provinces (OFEMI), defended the mining industry from attacks by environmentalists, and urged corporations “to be more responsible” before society.

  • 30/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Macri must take responsibility for the subway,' Abal Medina

    National Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina, came out to comment on the City government's rejection of the subway transfer, and made it clear that the subway system "will be controlled by the City of Buenos Aires," and further stated that Mauricio Macri should "comply with the law and take responsibility of the service."

  • 02/04/2012 | Argentina

    'The war was not a decision made by the Argentine people,' CFK

    Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas War, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner delivered a speech at the cenotaph in the recently expanded Islas Malvinas square In Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego to pay tribute to the 649 Argentines who died during the 1982 war and all veterans.

  • 04/04/2012 | Argentina

    CFK repudiates attacks to British embassy in Buenos Aires

    In a rally set in the City of Bariloche, Río Negro province, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner repudiated the attacks of extreme left-wing organization Quebracho to the British embassy in Buenos Aires occurred last Monday, date of the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas War.

  • 12/04/2012 | Argentina

    CFK to meet with Obama on Saturday in Colombia

    While attending the 6th Summit of the Americas in Colombia this Saturday, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is scheduled to meet privately with US president Barack Obama.

  • 13/04/2012 | Argentina

    CFK arrives to Colombia to participate in VI Summit of the Americas

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived to Colombia, in order to participate in the VI Summit of the Americas in Cartagena this weekend, where she will hold a meeting with US President Barack Obama.

  • 15/04/2012 | Argentina

    CFK leaves Summit before final meeting

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner left the 6th Summit of the Americas held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia before the official closing meeting according to Colombian media.

  • 16/04/2012 | Argentina

    CFK sends draft bill to expropriate Repsol-YPF to Congress

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner presented a draft bill to expropriate Repsol-YPF oil and gas company at the Government House during a sudden meeting with officials, political leaders, unionists and businessmen.

  • 16/04/2012 | Argentina

    'We don't promote nationalizations, but we focus on recovering our resources,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner stated that the decision of presenting a draft bill to expropriate the majority of shares held by Spanish Repsol came after “witnessing how 17 years after the [1992] privatization of YPF, Argentina became, for the first time, a net importer of oil and gas with a total deficit of over 3 billion dollars."

  • 16/04/2012 | Argentina

    CFK calls meeting with Obama 'excellent'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner qualified her meeting with United States President Barack Obama during the Summit of Americas in Cartagena City over the weekend in Colombia as “excellent”.

  • 16/04/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition, Kirchnerite officials sound off on YPF expropriation

    After Fernández de Kirchner’s announcement of the Government’s decision to expropriate Repsol-YPF, officials from all parties came in support or condemnation of the measure. Fernando “Pino” Solanas celebrated the “recovery of our oil,” while Civic Coalition leader Elisa Carrió considered that despite the initiative, “there is no rational plan to face the energy problem.”

  • 18/04/2012 | Argentina

    CFK on YPF: 'You build history the way you can, not the way you want'

    While giving a speech in Tecnópolis, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner mentioned the recent decision to expropriate YPF and justified her administration’s comings and goings with the oil company by saying that “you build history the way you can, not the way you want.”

  • 19/04/2012 | Argentina

    YPF: CFK thanks opposition for supporting expropriation

    While giving a speech in San Juan, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner thanked “all political parties who supported the bill calling for the expropriation of Repsol YPF,” assuring that the gesture shows “how mature our civil and political society” has become.

  • 21/04/2012 | Argentina

    Macri to CFK: ‘Don’t turn YPF debate into a partisan issue’

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri urged President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner not to turn the YPF expropriation debate “into a partisan issue” on Saturday after the Head of State accused him of making “nonsensical statements” related to the Government’s controversial decision.

  • 24/04/2012 | Argentina

    'We need to maintain our hydrocarbon sovereignty,' CFK says

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner vindicated her decision to expropriate YPF, assuring that her Government “remains convinced that all Argentines should be in control of the country’s natural resources.”

  • 25/04/2012 | Argentina

    'When corporations behave, we behave even better with them in return,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that corporations who “behave” will be rewarded by the Government, and urged others to “defend the policies that helped the country grow.”

  • 03/05/2012 | Argentina

    'CFK’s arrogance bothers me,' Moyano says

    CGT secretary general Hugo Moyano seemed confident he would be reelected as the head of the umbrella union in the July 12 elections and once again criticized the Fernández de Kirchner administration by saying that “he is bothered by the President’s arrogance.”

  • 04/05/2012 | Argentina

    Santilli dismisses Gov't accusations against City over waste disposal

    The City government Environment Minister Diego Santilli rejected once again accusations made yesterday by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner against the City government over the management of waste disposal in Buenos Aires.

  • 07/05/2012 | Argentina

    CFK responds to UK over controversial Olympic ad

    “Creativity can’t be censored,” President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner explained in relation to the controversial Olympic ad. She blasted the British government for their decision to send a destroyer ship to the Malvinas Islands and the exploitation of their natural resources.

  • 08/05/2012 | Argentina

    Macri blasts Nat'l gov't for YPF 'confiscation', Subte handover

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri lashed out at Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration today for the expropriation of YPF shares and the controversial Subte system handover.

  • 08/05/2012 | Argentina

    'Many times we were told we would be shut out from the world, yet here we are,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured on Tuesday that “all decisions made” regarding nationalizations “are not rooted in ideology or populist decisions. It’s the disaster caused by the concessionary companies that forces us to intervene,” she said in reference to the AySA water company, nationalized in 2006.

  • 10/05/2012 | Argentina

    'When things go bad, union leaders leave while workers lose their jobs,' CFK says

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged union leaders to be “responsible” during salary negotiations, and reminded them that “when things go bad, union leaders leave and continue to live well while workers lose their jobs.”

  • 13/05/2012 | Argentina

    'We can have a dialogue with Scioli but not with CFK,' Rodríguez Larreta

    City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta assured that Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli is “someone you can have a dialogue with,” as opposed to the Fernández de Kirchner administration, which refuses to talk to Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 17/05/2012 | Argentina

    CFK arrives to Angola on official three-day visit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived to Angola this morning, beginning a three-day visit in which she will meet her counterpart, José Eduardo Dos Santos in addition to leading a trade mission alongside 400 Argentine businessmen.

  • 18/05/2012 | Argentina

    CFK: 'The South Atlantic must be kept free from militarization'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner highlighted today the importance of keeping the South Atlantic region as "an area of peace, free of militarization,” during her speech before the National Assembly of Angola today.

  • 20/05/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli rejects rumours of 'rifts' with CFK, says he is not campaigning

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli denied any rifts between him and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and assured he is not trying to be confrontational.

  • 24/05/2012 | Argentina

    CFK appoints new INTI head

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner appointed the former vice-president of the Technology and Industry National Institute (INTI), Ricardo del Valle, as the new head of the organization.

  • 26/05/2012 | Argentina

    Cabinet Chief Medina to give first speech at Senate

    Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina will pay a visit to the Senate on Wednesday next week, in order to report on President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration.

  • 26/05/2012 | Argentina

    Subte: City Gov't renews demands for meeting with CFK

    City Economy Minister, Néstor Grindentti confirmed that “there would not be any kind of agreement” regarding the handing over of Buenos Aires underground train system until Mayor Mauricio Macri is granted a meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 29/05/2012 | Argentina

    'Our differences are with the British government, not its people,' CFK

    While celebrating the awarding of 250,000 start-up microcredits at the Government House, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner praised the appointment of British citizen Guy Rider as the head of the International Labour Organization.

  • 30/05/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina will only change with a president that has seen hard times'

    The leader of the Labour Confederation (CGT), Hugo Moyano, expressed today the general “wish” by the umbrella union for one of their members to become president in the future. The statements come at a time where the group is distancing itself from the incumbent government led by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.  

  • 31/05/2012 | Argentina

    CFK: 'There is no better legal security than having everyone abide by the law'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was leading a ceremony at the Government House this afternoon in order to announce via live television, public housing hand-outs.

  • 04/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK 'remains decided to keep replacing imports with domestic goods'

    While attending a ceremony in Catamarca, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said that “she remains decided to keep replacing imports” for domestic goods “despite criticism against her” and assured that “she will make any decisions necessary in order to maintain growth.”

  • 06/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK transfers Transport Secretariat to Interior Ministry

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced by decree the transfer of the Transport Secretariat to the Interior Ministry, and the creation of the Interior and Transport Ministry that will be led by current Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo and his transport counterpart Alejandro Ramos.

  • 06/06/2012 | Argentina

    'My dollar fixed-term bank deposit will be pesified,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today insisted on the need of saving in pesos instead of dollars and announced that she would "pesify" her dollar fixed-term bank deposit.

  • 06/06/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't announces measures to boost local industry

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced tariff benefits for local capital goods manufacturers beginning on July 1st.

  • 10/06/2012 | Argentina

    'Solving problems of the 21st century with a 19th century textbook is impossible,’ CFK

    The bill unifying the Civil and Commercial codes, which now includes new provisions regarding marriage, divorce, adoption, in vitro fertilization and trade partnerships recently entered the Upper House, where after several weeks of committee evaluations, it will be voted on the Senate floor.

  • 12/06/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't launches mortgage financing programme

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the launch of a new mortgage financing programme aimed at building 400,000 homes in the next four years.

  • 14/06/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: CFK asks the UK to 'give peace a chance'

    The Head of State made a plea on the day that marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Malvinas War fought between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the sovereignty of the South Atlantic Archipelago.

  • 15/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK stresses Argentina's 'economic stability' during lunch with executives in NY

    “Argentina has a promising future,” President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner told US executives during a lunch today at the Council of the Americas in New York.

  • 15/06/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas islanders 'disappointed' after Argentina refuses to accept letter

    The Malvinas islanders today stated that they were “incredibly disappointed” after the Argentine Government rejected yesterday a letter sent by the Malvinas Islands Government to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner which asked to arrange talks over the disputed islands.

  • 15/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK stresses Argentina’s economic stability, promising future’ during lunch with executives in NY

    “Argentina has a promising future,” President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner told US executives during a lunch today at the Council of the Americas in New York.

  • 17/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK in Mexico for G20 Summit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived yesterday for the G20 summit unfolding here between today and tomorrow in a torrid Mexican summer.

  • 18/06/2012 | Argentina

    G20 summit: CFK, Rousseff agree to 'oppose any adjustment plans'

    While attending the G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Roussef met and agreed on Monday to “oppose any financial adjustment plans.”

  • 18/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK attends first day of G20 Summit

    Minutes after 2:45 pm (local time) President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived at the opening session of the seventh G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, where heads of state discussed an "action plan for growth and employment."

  • 19/06/2012 | Argentina

    G20 Summit: CFK calls for 'policies aimed towards consistent growth'

    Speaking last night at day one of the G20 Summit, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called on the international community to “sustain active policies aimed towards a consistent economic growth” as she stressed the “necessity of re-accessing the debt some countries bear with several different international institutions.”

  • 19/06/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't announces joint work between YPF, Gazprom after CFK-Putin meeting

    The technical teams of hydrocarbon companies YPF (Argentina) and Gazprom (Russia) will begin to do joint work in the area, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced after a meeting between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Mexico.

  • 19/06/2012 | Argentina

    Crossfire between CFK, UK’s David Cameron at G20 summit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and British Prime Minister David Cameron had a small uncomfortable rendezvous during the second day of the G20 Summit in the Mexican City of Los Cabos.

  • 20/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK arrives in Brazil to take part at Rio +20 Summit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived this morning at the Galeao International Airport to take part at the Rio+20Summit, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development celebrated from June 20-22.

  • 20/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK back in Buenos Aires to monitor teamsters

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is back in Buenos Aires to monitor the teamster's strike, after cutting her international trip short. She landed at the Metropolitan airport shortly before 9 pm, and is expected to meet with members of her Cabinet.

  • 24/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Chinese premier at Government House

    While speaking before guest Chinese premier Wen Jiabao, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner ratified the strategic alliance between China and Argentina and highlighted that “there are new global realities and Argentina is trying to be an actor in them,” and assured that both nations “share common goals.”

  • 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.

  • 26/06/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't launches new credit programme for pensioners

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner along with ANSeS social security head Diego Bossio announced the creation of a new credit programme for pensioners through a new credit card named "Argenta."

  • 26/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK hits back at Moyano, 'extortion measures will not get in my way'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner further criticized CGT umbrella labour movement head Hugo Moyano today during a televised speech at the Government House ahead of tomorrow’s strike, and stated that border guards would not be deployed to patrol the Plaza de Mayo during the CGT rally scheduled to take place at the historic square.  

  • 26/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK will settle debt with bondholders

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner ratified today her intention to pay off 10.3 billion pesos in August for the 2012 Boden bonds in order to meet the 2001’s "Corralito" payments.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    CGT's Hugo Moyano accuses Gov't of 'extortion'

    The boss of the CGT Labour Confederation Hugo Moyano gave a hard-hitting speech this afternoon before a crowd of over 25,000 trade union members in the Plaza de Mayo, in which he slated the national government's approach toward workers. Moyano accused Fernández de Kirchner's administration of “extortion” and of “keeping workers' money."

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK: 'The country should continue to grow in harmony and peace'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was giving a speech this afternoon at the inauguration ceremony of a new pig production factory in the province of San Luis. Upon her arrival, Fernández de Kirchner expressed her desire for Argentina to continue developing as a nation.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'This will not be the only strike followed by a demonstration'

    Speaking before today’s rally at the Plaza de Mayo Square, in downtown Buenos Aires, the CGT's secretary-general Hugo Moyano said this will not be " the only strike followed by a demonstration" against the Government.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    'CFK will not leave her seat and I will renew my seat as CGT leader,' Moyano

    After accusations of coup-mongering, CGT secretary general Hugo Moyano assured on Wednesday that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “will not leave her seat until her term is over,” but also assured that he will also “renew” his administration at the helm of the umbrella union next July.

  • 28/06/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas gov't open to CFK's air link proposal but sets conditions

    After President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's proposal to create an air link from Buenos Aires to the islands, the Malvinas government showed its willingness to discuss ways of communication but remarked that the proposal “was not made within a context of amity and friendship,” but “against a backdrop of increasing hostility.”

  • 01/07/2012 | Argentina

    CFK calls for 'unity' to shield region from crisis emerged from rich countries

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner took to her Twitter account to say that “the fundamental goal in the unity of the region must be to make sure that the crisis has the less kind of possible impact in the development of our nations.”

  • 01/07/2012 | Argentina

    'I will not contradict CFK in any way,' Recalde assures

    Kirchnerite lawmaker Héctor Recalde once again seemed to take distance from CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano after affirming that the belongs to the Victory Front caucus and responds to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 02/07/2012 | Argentina

    Politicizing the Olympics 'a mistake' Browne tells Argentina

    In an interview to British newspaper Financial Times, United Kingdom’s Foreign Office Minister for South America, Jeremy Browne, alerted Argentina against the politicization of the London Olympics, set to begin on July 27th.

  • 02/07/2012 | Argentina

    CFK issues DNIs to transsexuals

    At a ceremony in the Government House on Monday, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gave out the first DNI identity cards issued to members of the transsexual and transvestite communities, made possible thanks to the Gender Identity Law recently passed in Congress.

  • 09/07/2012 | Argentina

    CFK calls for 'unity' during Independence Day celebrations

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner headed the celebrations of the 196th anniversary of the Argentine Declaration of Independence held in San Miguel de Tucumán.

  • 11/07/2012 | Argentina

    At joint rally with Scioli, CFK stresses 'BA province is the most privileged'

    While attending a televised rally alongside Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner highlighted how "Buenos Aires is the most privileged province in the country."

  • 12/07/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli on CFK's remarks: 'No one can argue with numbers'

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli came on stage today after President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner indirectly scolded him publicly yesterday and called his administration incapacity of paying its workers midyear bonuses a “mismanagement issue."

  • 12/07/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli absent, CFK opens Tecnópolis

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended the opening ceremony of the 2012 Tecnópolis theme park and assured that “when workers, business leaders and the provincial and national governments work together, failure becomes impossible.”

  • 16/07/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano begins second term as CGT leader, says 'will create his own Indec'

    CGT leader Hugo Moyano began his new term at the helm of the umbrella union organization, once again targeted the National Government in his criticism and warned that from now on, his sector would start “his own Indec” (in reference to the national statistics bureau) in order to measure inflation.

  • 17/07/2012 | Argentina

    CFK in Bolivia to discuss gas imports

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner landed on Tuesday in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where she took part in a gala dinner and is scheduled to meet tomorrow with her Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales. She is expected to discuss the import of gas from the neighbouring country to Argentina.

  • 18/07/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'I wouldn't vote for CFK's reelection'

    CGT Labour Confederation head Hugo Moyano came on the stage today to say that him voting for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in 2013's presidential election was highly unlikely.

  • 19/07/2012 | Argentina

    Biolcati slams gov’t polices, but says CFK ‘welcome’ amongst ruralists

    The head of the Argentine Rural Society (SRA) Hugo Biolcati blasted today some of the national and provincial government economic policies towards the agricultural sector during his opening remarks at inauguration the 126 annual edition of the entity’s exhibition held at La Rural pavilion in Buenos Aires City.

  • 19/07/2012 | Argentina

    CFK announces mining site

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the development of a mining project between Neuquén, Mendoza and Río Negro provinces which will be led by Brazilian company Vale, and is expected to become the largest potassium mining site in the world.

  • 23/07/2012 | Argentina

    'There's a nationwide broadcast of fear and discouragement' in the media, CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that “there is a nationwide broadcast of fear and discouragement” in the media, but assured that such “widespread negativity” will be over after December 1st, “when the Media Law is finally enacted.”

  • 23/07/2012 | Argentina

    Buzzi: 'We see an alliance with Moyano as very viable'

    Small-scale growers in grain powerhouse might be moving closer to an alliance with CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano, the head of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA), Eduardo Buzzi signaled today.

  • 24/07/2012 | Argentina

    'CFK promised and delivered,' governor Scioli says

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli assured that his relationship with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is “good, but above all, it is a matter of great responsibility.” When referring to the funds transferred to the province, which helped pay mid-year bonuses to public workers, he assured that she “promised and delivered.”

  • 25/07/2012 | Argentina

    CFK unveils hundred peso bill bearing Evita's image

    Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner unveiled a commemorative bank note bearing the image of Evita Perón to mark the 60th anniversary of the iconic first lady's death.

  • 26/07/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano blasts Govt's attacks on 'workers' movement'

    On a rally held to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Eva Perón’s death, the head of the CGT labour confederation, Hugo Moyano, called on President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to "imitate Evita's humility," and assured that "if defending the workers' rights means being a part of the opposition, then I'm a part of it."

  • 30/07/2012 | Argentina

    CFK travels to Brazil to attend Mercosur Summit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner took off to Brasilia on Monday afternoon to attend the Mercosur Summit in which Venezuela's entry to the regional economic bloc will be formalized.

  • 30/07/2012 | Argentina

    CFK: 'violence in football has been blown out of proportion with clear political intentions'

    At a ceremony at the Government House, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner referred to the problem of violence in football and assured that the matter “has been blown out of proportion with clear political intentions.”

  • 02/08/2012 | Argentina

    Banks, corporations 'never made as much money as they have with this Gov't,' CFK

    While addressing the nation from the Buenos Aires stock exchange floor, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that as the country readies to pay the nearly $2.2 billion Boden 2012 debt, “we reach the end of a historic cycle” as it puts an end to the infamous corralito. She insisted, however, that “this isn’t a reason to celebrate, but to reflect,” and defended her administration’s restrictions on currency exchange.

  • 02/08/2012 | Argentina

    CFK announces 11.42% pensions hike

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced an 11.42 percent hike for pensioners – the second this year – which will become in effect in September.

  • 07/08/2012 | Argentina

    'Our administration is noted for acknowledging minorities,’ CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner vindicated minority rights and accused farmers of “not investing enough money in irrigation systems” to fight drought, forcing the Government to grant them financial aid that could be used to fight poverty.

  • 09/08/2012 | Argentina

    'I don't give signals to the market, I provide rationality to society,' CFK

    While attending the opening ceremony of a YPF hydrodesulfurization plant in Ensenada, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that “she does not give signals to the market. I am the President, not a signal maker. A president is supposed to give signals of rationality.”

  • 13/08/2012 | Argentina

    CFK to join Nobel economy prize Joseph Stiglitz in lecture today

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will join Nobel economy prize Joseph Stiglitz today for a lecture centered on the world’s economic crisis, the Government House informed this morning.

  • 13/08/2012 | Argentina

    'If presidents don't make decisions, it's markets, bankers who make them' President CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that “the new global hegemony caused a degeneration or distortion of capitalism,” and warned that, when facing a crisis, “if it’s not the presidents making decisions, it’s the markets or bankers who make them.”

  • 14/08/2012 | Argentina

    CFK asks companies and unions to be 'more rational'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner referred today to the latest union conflicts, and said there's been always “clashes and discussions” between companies and their workers, and asked both parties to be “rational enough since they need each other in order to avoid collapsing, something we all experienced during the 2002 crisis.”

  • 21/08/2012 | Argentina

    Kunkel denies Kichnerite era to end if CFK not reelected

    Pro government lawmaker Carlos Kunkel rejected today the idea that the Kichnerite era could end if President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is not reelected in 2015 presidential elections.

  • 22/08/2012 | Argentina

    CFK cancels official activities due to low blood pressure

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has just cancelled all her official activities for today's agenda due to low blood pressure sysmptoms, according to a communiqué released by the Presidential Doctors' Unit.

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    YPF's Gallucio asks for more private investments to expand Argentina's oil production

    YPF's energy company CEO Miguel Galuccio presented today the results of a plan to maximize the country’s energy capacity entitled "Argentine Exploration Plan" at a five-star hotel downtown.

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    CFK 'in good health' after low blood pressure bout

    In a communiqué released by the Presidential Doctors' Unit, doctors said the Head of State is “in good health” and was to work from the presidential residence in Olivos, following the cancellation of official activities yesterday due to a bout of low blood pressure.

  • 27/08/2012 | Argentina

    CFK heads ceremony at Tecnópolis

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner conducted a ceremony at Tecnopolis science and technological fair, where the Head of State launched Argentina's pavillion at the Venice Biennale through video-conference.

  • 27/08/2012 | Argentina

    CFK urges football clubs to 'turn in' lists detailing hooligans' identities

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged football clubs affiliated to the AFA to “turn in to the authorities” their lists detailing the names of the hooligans attending matches on a regular basis in order to increase security outside the stadiums.

  • 29/08/2012 | Argentina

    Government raises subsidies on national film production

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced today a new government scheme in order to support the audiovisual industry, which includes raising the subsidies put toward national film production.  

  • 30/08/2012 | Argentina

    'We've demonstrated we can rule, despite lack of media support'

    Speaking from Condordia, Entre Rios Province, the head of state announced the end of works of route 14 and celebrated her administration’s progress despite the lack of support from the local biggest media groups.

  • 04/09/2012 | Argentina

    'Limits are put on salaries, but not on inflation,' Moyano

    Secretary-general of the CGT umbrella labour union Hugo Moyano, criticised again the national government stating today “limits are placed on salaries” but that “inflation is not controlled.”

  • 04/09/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't warns Santa Cruz to abstain from monitoring CFK's activities

    The National Government’s Security Ministry issued a tough press release in response to the alleged police operative deployed by the Santa Cruz government in order to monitor the activities of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner last weekend.

  • 05/09/2012 | Argentina

    'The Gov't is acting like a mythomaniac,' Moyano

    The secretary-general of the CGT labour umbrella union Hugo Moyano took another swing at President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government and said that it acts like a mythomaniac, accusing the head of state of acting with “hatred.”

  • 06/09/2012 | Argentina

    Macri: 'CFK's eternity project responds to huge ego, pettiness'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri came on stage to dilapidate President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s hopes for a third term by making clear he will battle any possible constitutional reform attempt.

  • 06/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK scolds Cabinet officials: 'You should only fear God and me'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner publicly voiced her discontent towards some of her cabinet members after a court order interrupted a series of public works in the Buenos Aires province. She also used her televised speech to scold governors and business leaders.

  • 07/09/2012 | Argentina

    Pablo Moyano repudiates Aníbal Fernández's remarks

    Teamsters' Union head Pablo Moyano responded today to Victory Front Senator Aníbal Fernández's remarks on his father, Hugo Moyano, by questioning the former cabinet chief’s ‘moral authority’ and blasting him for what he called the senator’s “lack of memory.”

  • 12/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK announces increases in universal child allowance

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced on Wednesday afternoon a 25.9 percent rise on the universal child allowance, going from AR$270 to AR$340 pesos.

  • 14/09/2012 | Argentina

    'The protests filled me with pride,' says City Mayor

    Mayor of Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri spoke today on the mass anti-government protest that took place across the country yesterday remarking that it filled him with “pride” and that he hoped the message of the people would reach the President.

  • 14/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Randazzo and Lorenzino in Olivos

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner resumed her agenda at the presidential residence in Olivos today, and met with Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo and Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino.

  • 17/09/2012 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández: 'Pot-banging protests, the work of professionals'

    Victory Front senator Aníbal Fernández stressed during a TV interview that the mass protests of last Thursday were not spontaneous.

  • 17/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK postpones visit to Chaco, meets with ministers in Olivos

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner postponed her visit to Chaco province and decided to continue with her agenda without making public appearanced. She held meetings with several cabinet members at the Olivos presidential residence.

  • 17/09/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli reiterates he will back CFK if she runs for re-reelection

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli today reiterated his support for a possible attempt of re-reelection by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 21/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK receives Mexican president-elect

    The newly-appointed President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto met with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, as he arrived to Argentina as part of his tour across Latin America.

  • 21/09/2012 | Argentina

    Kicillof unveils details of gov’t housing project in BA City

    Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof detailed today the administration’s plans for the construction of eleven new housing projects during a ceremony for the third lottery installment of the Pro.Cre.Ar home programme, a national government venture which assigns loans to those citizens who lack plots of land to build.

  • 25/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK's harsh response to IMF: 'Argentina will accept neither pressures nor threats'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner used the first minutes of her speech before the UN General Assembly to harshly criticize the International Monetary Fund after Christine Lagarde’s warning on Monday. “Argentina will accept neither pressures nor threats,” she said in New York.

  • 26/09/2012 | Argentina

    'If inflation was at 25%, the country would explode'

    President Cristina Fernández delivered a speech at Georgetown University on US-Argentina bilateral relations, in which she praised her administration as well the economical policies implemented.

  • 27/09/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentines can no longer accept living in a bipolar country,' De La Sota

    Governor of Córdoba province José Manuel De la Sota slammed the incumbent national government, making clear that Argentines "can no longer accept living in a bipolar country."

  • 27/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK at Harvard: 'Constitutional reform is not this President's wish'

    During her last day at the US, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner lectured at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where she answered to students' questions. The Head of State renewed her critics to the international organizations and also mentioned the "re-reelection" issue for the first time.

  • 27/09/2012 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Exxon CEO in New York

    Before leaving for Boston in order to speak at Harvard University, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson. The meeting took place at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York at 5:30 pm (local time).

  • 01/10/2012 | Argentina

    CFK heads to Peru for the ASPA Summit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived in Lima, Peru, where she will participate at the 3rd Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA), scheduled to take place on Tuesday in the Ministry of Culture, in the Peruvian capital.

  • 01/10/2012 | Argentina

    CFK bashes media:'There's no such thing as dollar clamp'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner denied the existence of restrictions over the purchase of dollars by explaining that “Argentina has already paid 79.8 billion dollars so far this year”, during the announcement of a series of bank loans granted to small and medium sized companies, today at the Government House.

  • 01/10/2012 | Argentina

    CFK appoints Sabatella as new AFSCA head

    During an event at the House of Government today President Critina Fernández de Kirchner sworn  Deputy Martín Sabatella as the head the AFSCA media watchdog that is in charge of enacting the Media Law.

  • 08/10/2012 | Argentina

    CFK takes to social networks to congratulate Chávez

    President Cristina Fernández said she spoke with her Venezuelan counterpart after he found out of his reelection and congratulated him for this victory.

  • 10/10/2012 | Argentina

    'There is no such thing as a dollar clamp, only a democratic clamp,' CFK

    While addressing the nation on live television on the third anniversary of the passing of the Media Law, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner denied the existence of a clamp on the dollar, speaks of “democratic clamp enforcing compliance with the law.”

  • 17/10/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano to CFK: 'Look ahead, don't look in the rearview mirror'

    CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano assured that the Government “has nothing to do with Peronism”, and warned that he will work “to restore the workers’ vote” as an alternative to the Kirchnerites in the next elections.

  • 30/10/2012 | Argentina

    CFK diagnosed with low blood pressure, cancels agenda

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was forced to cancel her agenda for 24 hours after doctors diagnosed her with low blood pressure.

  • 31/10/2012 | Argentina

    CFK back to work after suffering low blood pressure

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returned to work today after suffering a bout of low blood pressure. The Head of State will hold various meetings with businessmen from the presidential residence today in Olivos, officials informed.

  • 01/11/2012 | Argentina

    CFK signs teen vote into law

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner signed today the decree that formally made the teen suffrage bill into law whilst hosting a celebratory ceremony at the Government House over 20 million DNI cards being handed out.

  • 01/11/2012 | Argentina

    CFK assures Argentina will make bond payments 'in dollars'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured today that Argentina's dollar-denominated debt bonds are to be “paid in dollars” whilst criticizing a New York appeals court ruling that could force the country to repay creditors who have sued to collect on bonds in default since 2002, in a speech at the Government House today.

  • 07/11/2012 | Argentina

    CFK's letter to Obama: 'We'll always be together to build a fairer, less violent world'

    The government today revealed a hand-signed letter by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to US President Barack Obama, who last night was re-elected for a second term.

  • 08/11/2012 | Argentina

    'It's only in the worst moments when you see what a true leader is made of,' CFK warns

    On the verge of tonight's 8N pot-bashing protests against the national government, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner sent a clear message to protesters during the inauguration of a cultural centre named “My friend Néstor [Kirchner]” in South Western BA district of Ezeiza. 

  • 15/11/2012 | Argentina

    CFK: ‘Some try to convince Argentines that State is just a nuisance’

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner asked the Argentine society to “defend” the democratic system and warned “those sectors that are always trying to convince Argentines that the State is a bump in the road for the freedom of market”, during a speech given in General Rodríguez, Buenos Aires.

  • 19/11/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina calls on UN Security Council to order end of hostilities in Gaza

    In a press conference from the Government House, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman read a letter written by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in which she urges the UN Security Council “to order the immediate end of hostilities” to Gaza.

  • 19/11/2012 | Argentina

    'They are trying to cause a technical default,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner referred to the recent rulings in a US court in favour favoring vulture funds and assured that “they are trying to cause a technical default.”

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    President calls all workers 'to defend the Kirchnerite political project'

    Amidst the massive CGT-CTA national strike, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner wondered this morning on her Facebook account (Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner): “Does anyone want to go back to that Argentina whose economical model was bread for just a few and hunger for everybody or almost everybody?”

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    CFK to Moyano: 'No one is going to pressure me'

    After the first national strike against her administration, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gave a strong speech against the CGT and CTA-led protest. “This wasn’t a strike no a picket but an intimidation and a threat,” he assured and warned that “no one is going to pressure her.”

  • 21/11/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't confirms third yearly raise on domestic flights tickets

    The Government has authorized a 20% raise on domestic flights ticket -the third of the year- as it was published today in the Official Gazette.

  • 27/11/2012 | Argentina

    CFK calls Unasur for support against 'vulture funds'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said today that she would make a plea for members of the Unasur to come together in the fight against ‘vulture funds’ in the region next week, during Peruvian President Ollanta Humala’s visit at the Government House.

  • 29/11/2012 | Argentina

    'Vultures can't only be found abroad, but also in our country,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that the “vultures and caranchos (another type of raptor bird) cannot only be found abroad, but also in our country and sometimes they charge against the state.”

  • 03/12/2012 | Argentina

    CFK on crime: 'There is still a lot of room for improvement'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated a new Command and Control Centre for the Federal Police, where she asked for the Metropolitan Police to join forces in order to install security cameras throughout the city “without overlapping” in order to prevent crime.

  • 04/12/2012 | Argentina

    CFK urges the region to 'come together'

    After meeting with Ecuador's President Rafael Correa today, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that Latin American countries find themselves in a “better position than ever” and that the region cannot “miss this historic opportunity."

  • 05/12/2012 | Argentina

    'YPF would have suffered same fate as Aerolíneas had I not nationalized it'

    While giving a televised speech, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that “Argentines are the true owners of the 51 percent of YPF stock” and added that “the state and all that is a part of it are above ideology and people.”

  • 07/12/2012 | Argentina

    'We are tired of the EU calling Argentina protectionist,' CFK says

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gave a speech at the Summit for Heads of State of Mercosur and Associated States taking place in Brasilia today where affirmed that the country was “tired of being called protectionist by the European Union.”

  • 09/12/2012 | Argentina

    'People want the Judiciary to serve the population,' CFK

    While addressing the nation from the Plaza de Mayo, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called on the three branches of government to "respect the popular will."

  • 12/12/2012 | Argentina

    'There's a clear divorce between society and the Judiciary,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner took time to bash the Judiciary after yesterday’s shocking ruling on the Marita Verón case during the inauguration of an appliances factory in Northern Buenos Aires town of Campana.

  • 18/12/2012 | Argentina

    President meets with head of Catholic Church

    Two weeks after the Catholic Church issued a statement warning of ‘irreconcilable divisions’ in Argentine society, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner meets with José María Arancedo, head of the Argentine Episcopal Synod.

  • 18/12/2012 | Argentina

    Libertad to arrive to Mar del Plata in January, CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the ARA Libertad will arrive on January 9 to the port of Mar del Plata instead of the city of Buenos Aires as it was originally expected.

  • 25/12/2012 | Argentina

    CFK spends Christmas in Río Gallegos

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with her family in Río Gallegos, prior to her expected return to Buenos Aires tomorrow, when she will continue with official activities at the Government House.

  • 30/12/2012 | Argentina

    CFK in Santa Cruz for New Year

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner travelled to the province of Santa Cruz in order to spend New Year’s Eve with her family.

  • 06/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK responds to Darín's controversial statements

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner took to her Facebook account to post an extensive letter addressed to popular actor Ricardo Darín, in which she addressed his recent statements questioning her wealth.

  • 07/01/2013 | Argentina

    Pichetto doubts Congress support for CFK third period

    The head of the Victory Front’s bloc in the Senate, Miguel Angel Pichetto, acknowledged the government will need to reach large "political consensus" with the opposition in order to reform the constitution and enable a third period for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 07/01/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli discloses information on dollar savings after CFK blast

    After President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s statements on Sunday, the secretary of Public Communications of the Buenos Aires province, Juan Courel, reported that Governor Daniel Scioli has over $200,000 dollars in a Banco Provincia savings account.

  • 07/01/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't hires private plane for CFK due to fear of 'vulture' funds

    The national government issued a statement in response to a recent piece published in British tabloid “The Sun”, and assured that the president will fly in a private plane on her next tour to avoid a potential impounding of the official presidential aircraft by vulture funds.

  • 08/01/2013 | Argentina

    Government confirms CFK will visit Chávez in Cuba

    The national government confirmed today that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will travel to Cuba this week, where she will likely visit Hugo Chávez, although she is also expected to take part in a ‘virtual assumption’ ceremony for the leader in Caracas on Thursday.

  • 11/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Chávez's family in Cuba

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived this morning in Havana, where she had lunchwith Raúl and Fidel Castro and later visited the hospital where her Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez remains hospitalized since his December 11th cancer surgery.

  • 14/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with UAE's President

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with United Arab Emirates’ President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan to discuss possible food and nuclear energy agreements between the two countries as well the opening of a UAE’s trade bureau in Buenos Aires.

  • 15/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK calls for 'realism and compromise' to combat poverty

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke today before leaders at the Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, where she called for “realism and compromise” from governments in order to combat poverty.

  • 17/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK thanks Indonesia for backing Malvinas claims

    After a private meeting today with Indonesian president Susilo Yudhoyono, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner publicly thanked Indonesia for its support “regarding the Malvinas,” renewing that Argentina “only asks that the UK respect the UN resolution.”

  • 17/01/2013 | Argentina

    Conti: 'If the people want re-reelection, CFK will have to listen to them'

    Victory Front lawmaker Diana Conti once again called for a constitutional amendment in order to enable President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to run for a third term in office, but clarified that it all depends on “whether the people vote in favor of the ruling party” in the coming midterm elections in October.

  • 18/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK arrives in Vietnam, to meet with Le Hoang Quan tomorrow

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived this morning in Vietnam, the last destination on her tour of the Middle East and Southern Asia, and is set to meet with its president Le Hoang Quan tomorrow.

  • 21/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Vietnam's president and business leaders

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived in Hanoi today, the capital of Vietnam, bringing to an end her official tour to the Middle East and southern Asia.

  • 22/01/2013 | Argentina

    Rossi: 'There is no other leadership comparable to Cristina's'

    Head of the Victory Front bloc Agustín Rossi, said today that there was no other leadership that could compare with that of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s and that her government should maintain as many seats as possible in the Upper and Lower house for that to remain intact.

  • 23/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK arrives in Buenos Aires, returns to work in Olivos

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived this morning to Buenos Aires from Vietnam, following tour of the Middle East and southern Asia that began on January 13.

  • 25/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Consumers should start defending themselves'

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner maintained today that customers and consumers “have to start to defend themselves,” during a ceremony to sign an agreement with governors for the construction of 17,000 new homes.

  • 27/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Piñera, closes Chilean tour

    On the last day of his stay in Chile, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a series of private meetings with leaders in the final day of the European Union (EU) and Latin American and Caribbean States Community (CELAC) summit held in Santiago de Chile.

  • 29/01/2013 | Argentina

    Macri urges CFK to 'let him work in peace'

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri rejected President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s latest criticism towards him over the hike in the subway tariffs scheduled to be applied in March and asked her to “let him work in peace.”

  • 02/02/2013 | Argentina

    CFK hits back at IMF

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner hit back at the International Monetary Fund today following it decision to sanction Argentina for its lack of credibility regarding official statistics.

  • 04/02/2013 | Argentina

    CFK announces end of repair works on Sarmiento train line

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner regretted that damage perpetrated by “vandals” to trains and train stations, as she pointed out that “we complain about the way we travel, but we break the things that are useful to us.”

  • 07/02/2013 | Argentina

    CFK sends Argentina-Iran agreement to Congress

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced she would send to Congress the recent agreement reached between Argentina and Iran in order to investigate the AMIA bombing in 1994, and assured that “the Argentine Justice will not be obstructed.”

  • 09/02/2013 | Argentina

    CFK bites back at AMIA, requests report on possible ‘third attack’

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner bit back at the criticisms made by the head of the AMIA Jewish community –Guillermo Borges- over the agreement made with Iran to create a truth commission and sustained that “the people and the Judiciary deserve to know” about a possible third terrorist attack.

  • 18/02/2013 | Argentina

    CFK suspends activities to attend mother-in-law's funeral

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner suspended all official activities scheduled to take place on Monday and Tuesday due to the passing of her mother-in-law, a statement released by the Government said.

  • 20/02/2013 | Argentina

    ‘Gov’t officials fight to see who’s CFK’s biggest bootlicker,’ Moyano

    The head of the anti-government CGT umbrella Labour Confederation, Hugo Moyano, came on stage today to strongly criticize the government but mainly Labour Minister Carlos Tomada, with whom he had also crossed heavy fire yesterday.

  • 01/03/2013 | Argentina

    'We're willing to pay vulture funds but on equal conditions to other bondholders'

    During the opening of the 131st legislative sessions, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner defended her debt reduction policies and blasted the so-called vulture funds and multilateral organizations.

  • 02/03/2013 | Argentina

    'CFK just seeking for absolute power,' Rodríguez Larreta

    BA City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta blasted the Judiciary reform project announced by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner during yesterday's State of the Nation speech at Congress.

  • 02/03/2013 | Argentina

    Magistrates Association questions CFK's Justice reform plans

    Head of the Magistrates Association Luis María Cabral affirmed that the government’s project to elect members of the Council of Magistrates through popular vote procedures “would not be compatible with the Constitution”.

  • 07/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK pays last visit to Chavez’s funeral before returning home

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner decided to pay a last visit, at noon, to the Military Hospital in Caracas, where the remains of Hugo Chávez lies, to then return to Buenos Aires. "I didn't come here to bid farewell to a President, but to a friend," she stated in her Twitter account.

  • 08/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK resumes activities after Venezuela visit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner resumed her official activities after returning from a two-day trip to Venezuela, where she attended later president Hugo Chávez’s funeral services in Caracas.

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK congratulates elected Pope Francis

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner sent a letter to Jorge Bergoglio and congratulated him on being elected the new leader of the Catholic Church.

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK hopes Francis 'will send a message to the great powers'

    While attending a ceremony in Tecnopolis, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said she hoped Pope Francis will “send a message to the great powers so they will engage in dialogue.”

  • 14/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK to attend Francis inauguration, flies to Rome on Sunday

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will take off towards Rome on Sunday to attend the inauguration ceremony of Pope Francis, Jorge Bergoglio.

  • 17/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK arrives in Rome for papacy inauguration

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived to the Vatican where she will meet with elected Pope Francis and attend the inauguration mass of his papacy next Tuesday.

  • 18/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK asks Pope for his 'holy intervention' over Malvinas case

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner told reporters to be surprised by the Pope Francis’ invitation to share lunch with her, and revealed she asked the pontiff for his "holy intervention" ovewr Malvinas case in a press release celebrated at the Vatican.

  • 18/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK invites Pope Francis to visit Argentina

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner invited Pope Francis to visit Argentina any time soon during the meeting they had today in the Vatican City.

  • 19/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK, first head of state to salute Pope Francis

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was the first head of state to salute Pope Francis after the inauguration mass.

  • 21/03/2013 | Argentina

    'I felt more Argentinean than ever,' CFK tweets about meeting with Francis

    As she has been doing over the past months to ratify the government’s decisions and her own political views, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner used her Twitter account to describe the recent meeting she held with Pope Francis. “I felt more Argentinean than ever,” among the key “presidential” tweets.

  • 24/03/2013 | Argentina

    Coup's anniversary: CFK recalls speech of late husband

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner recalled today the words of late husband and ex President Néstor Kirchner on March 24, 2004 when he called to defend democracy “with faith and love, and let no one to fill our spirits with hatred because we do not have any hatred

  • 27/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK targets 'alleged left-wing organizations' for March 24th incidents

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner targeted activists from several left-wing organizations who she accused of being responsible for the incidents that took place on March 24th during Memory Day in Plaza de Mayo.

  • 03/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK visited La Plata's victims, met with Scioli

    After calling off her official agenda, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived in helicopter at La Plata city to visit and and encourage the victims of the storm that battered BA province and met with governor Daniel Scioli.

  • 03/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK visits La Plata's most affected areas

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner toured the areas devastated by the severe storm that caused the deaths of dozens of people and met with Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli in order to provide assistance from the federal government and coordinate relief actions, including a security operation and subsidies.

  • 07/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK visits La Plata’s disaster relief center

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived to the disaster relief hub installed at La Plata’s School of Journalism, where assistance is being provided to the victims of the torrential downpours that killed 51 in the province's capital.

  • 08/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK presents judicial reform plans

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that all members of the Council of Magistrates would be elected by the popular vote and people from all areas of society will be able to be candidates so the organization stops being “a lawyer-only corporate body.”

  • 08/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK cancels all public appeareances due to voice problems

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner decided to suspend all public appearances in the next few days due to “a case of dysphonia”, the Government announced through a press release.

  • 09/04/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't, opposition clash over judicial reform

    The government’s project to democratize Argentina’s judiciary system has led to strong reactions from the opposition. Radical Party head Mario Barletta has accused President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of “stubborn” and considered official plans only try to “destroy” judges’ “independence.”

  • 10/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK cancels attendance to ceremony over 'bad weather'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner decided to cancel a ceremony scheduled to take place at the Casa Rosada in the afternoon due to "bad weather". She was expected to present a new batch of patrolcars.

  • 11/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK defends judicial reform: 'the poor and invisible have no access to cautionary measures'

    While enacting laws related to  staff and penalties for child labour at the Casa Rosada, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said "more and more people are having access to their rights".

  • 16/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK ask US government to 'recognize Venezuela's elections results'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner asked the US government to recognize Nicolás Maduro’s victory after the Venezuelan presidential elections and assured that the results were reached after a “transparent electoral process.”

  • 17/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK to attend UNASUR meeting to discuss Venezuela situation

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will travel to Lima for the UNASUR meeting on Thursday to support elections results in Venezuela. After the meeting she will travel to Caracas for Maduro's inauguration ceremony as the president elect.

  • 18/04/2013 | Argentina

    Via twitter, CFK hints at making up with Mujica

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met for the first time with her Uruguayan counterpart Jose "Pepe" Mujica at the Aeroparque metropolitan airport after a series of controversial statements he made, creating some bilateral tension. "Yes, I'm stubborn and I'm an old hag," she tweeted from the plane.

  • 18/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'If you want to protest, that's fine'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said she finds it "okay" to protest against the government, however, asked "everyone to help" to make Argentina the better country.

  • 23/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'We need to rebuild the confidence of all Argentines'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner visited an assistance centre in La Plata providing support to the victims of the flood and assured that "we need to rebuild the confidence of all Argentines."

  • 24/04/2013 | Argentina

    Carrió alleges pact between CFK, Lorenzetti

    Civic Coalition leader and Deputy Elisa Carrió denounced during yesterday’s plenary session the “pact” between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti.

  • 24/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK, Rousseff to discuss auto industry

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said she will “discuss automobile industry development between Argentina and Brazil" at the upcoming meeting with her counterpart Dilma Rousseff.

  • 28/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'None of the people within our ranks burn others with cigarettes'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner condemned the attacks suffered by Demián Martínez Naya, a young PRO party activist who was taking part in the April 18th protests, and assured that “none of the people within our ranks burn other people with cigarettes.”

  • 29/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK inugurates food plant in Pilar

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is opening the Paper Food plant in Pilar via videoconference. She is also announcing a new batch of state-of-the-art patrol cars in Villa Lugano.

  • 29/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK calls UCR's Sanz 'lazy, mediocre'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner strongly criticized Radical senator Ernesto Sanz after he suggested that he hoped the economy wouldn’t improve so the Kirchnerites lost the mid-terms in October.

  • 30/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK on Lorenzino: 'See? He doesn't want to go'

    While attending a ceremony at the Bicentenary Hall in the Government House, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner joked about the recent media scandal involving Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino and while smiling and pointing at him said: “See? He doesn’t want to go.”

  • 02/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'I would like to see more justice in Argentina'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said she would like to see “some more justice in Argentina” after referring to a court case she won against an Italian newspaper after accusing it of slander.

  • 06/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Those hoping to profit from a devaluation will have to wait for a different Gov't,' CFK

    In a clear signal to the markets, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner strongly rejected a possible devaluation of the Argentine peso and targeted against sectors advocating for such a measure, as she warned that “those hoping to profit from it will have to wait for a different Government.”

  • 07/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Néstor said once 'My Economy Minister will be me'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner quoted Néstor Kirchner who’d said once: “My Economy Minister will be me.” She referred the phrase to the economic policy of the Government that coincides with ex president’s response to the Economy Minister of that time before taking the office.

  • 09/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK updated figures on support provided to La Plata floods victims

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner delivered a televised speech at the Government House where she updated figures of support provided to the victims of La Plata floods.

  • 11/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Chinese vice-president

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with Chinese vice-president Li Yaunchao yesterday in Government’s House, where both authorities evaluated and reinforced economic and cultural relations between two “strategic partners”.

  • 14/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK says she won't push a constitutional reform

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that deep reforms require “amendments to the Constitution”. However, she clarified she would not push any initiative in that sense.

  • 15/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK stresses 'good security is impossible without good justice'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured today that "there won't be good security if there isn't good justice," paraphrasing the words of Raquel Witis, mother of a 13-year-old who was murdered.

  • 15/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK announces agreements with workers' unions

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with the leaders of workers unions in the Government House to announce “important agreements” after intensive negotiations.

  • 19/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Judiciary must charge against corporations that sabotaged Argentina,' CFK on justice reform

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner accused judiciary sectors of holding a “media agenda” and urged judges to “punish the guilty, no matter what their social, corporative or political position is.” Twitter, once again CFK’s favourite political "weapon".

  • 22/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK announces a 35.3% increase in Universal Child Allowance

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced a series of measures in order to increase the Universal Child Allowance floor along with other changes in family allowances. The UCA will hike to 460 pesos a month, representing a 35.3 percent increase.

  • 24/05/2013 | Argentina

    King Juan Carlos I of Spain salutes CFK on National Day

    Juan Carlos I of Spain today sent a letter addressed to president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to express "my best wishes of peace and prosperity for the Argentine brotherly nation" as Argentina is celebrating another anniversary of its National Day May 25th.

  • 30/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK blasts political leaders who 'look the other way' during a crisis

    While attending a rally in Lomas de Zamora, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner questioned political leaders who are “untouched” by the media and who “look the other way” instead of standing by her side during a crisis.

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK, Macri fight over Columbus statue

    The City government blasted administration of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today for an attempt to remove the Columbus monument from behind the Government House and transfer it to Mar del Plata.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    Price freeze: Supermarkets say 'there is no shortage'

    After the government launched a price freeze on 500 supermarket goods, ASU supermarket association came on stage today to say the measure was “absolutely normal” and assured it will “improve within the next days.”

  • 05/06/2013 | Argentina

    Fertility Bill implies 'more rights and a better country,' CFK tweets

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner celebrated the passing of the Fertility Bill via Twitter, praising her administration as a Government that provided citizens with “more rights, more inclusion and a better country.”

  • 06/06/2013 | Argentina

    CFK asks to 'look after public services and Gov't'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called on Argentines to “look after governments that are capable of leading a transformation," at the opening ceremony of the Eva Perón hospital in the province of Tucumán.

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

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

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

  • 12/06/2013 | Argentina

    CFK urges people to make 'a big effort to defend the Government'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged workers and entrepreneurs present during a rally in Luján de Cuyo, in Mendoza, "not to fail people” and to "take care of the Government". She was attending the opening ceremony of YPF’s two new fuel production plants.

  • 13/06/2013 | Argentina

    CFK feels 'sadness, impotence' over train accident in Castelar

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner expressed her “solidarity and condolences” for the three families who lost their relatives in the Castelar train accident, and said that she feels “sadness and impotence.”

  • 19/06/2013 | Argentina

    'We endured some pain yesterday, but we will get better,' CFK says

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner targeted the Supreme Court after its recent ruling against the Council of Magistrates reform and warned that “Argentines will be able to democratically vote for all political branches sooner rather than later.”

  • 19/06/2013 | Argentina

    De la Sota welcomes CFK on crutches

    Córdoba governor José Manuel De la Sota welcomed Cristina Fernández on crutches upon her arrival to the airport of the capital city, where she was to attend a rally to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the University of Córdoba.

  • 20/06/2013 | Argentina

    De la Sota: 'They are going after a constitutional reform'

    Cordoba Governor José Manuel de la Sota said in reaction to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's speech in his province's capital, and assured that the administration is seeking a constitutional reform “before 2015”.

  • 25/06/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'You have to manage the country every day of the year'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner criticized the opposition lists for the upcoming elections in August during a rally with Entre Ríos Governor Sergio Urribarri, in which they celebrated the 200 years of its capital city, Paraná.

  • 26/06/2013 | Argentina

    CFK replaces joint chiefs of the Armed Forces

    In a surprise move, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner replaced the top heads of the armed forces and appointed Brigadier General Luis María Carena as the new head of the joint chiefs of staff.

  • 27/06/2013 | Argentina

    'Some people don't like excess of equality', CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner criticised those “who don’t like the excess of equality” and assured that “this Government expresses ideas, work and administration 365 days per year”.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK tweets in support of Gov't's programmes for artists

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner defended “public and popular programmes” designed for artists who run their projects with the Government’s support.

  • 04/07/2013 | Argentina

    'You are either with us or against us', Boudou says

    “You can’t do the same thing in a different way”, said Vice-President Amado Boudou talking about the candidates running in the upcoming October elections on Tigre mayor Sergio Massa's list.

  • 07/07/2013 | Argentina

    'If we have the votes, we will try to push for a constitutional amendment,' Conti

    Victory Front lawmaker Diana Conti said that if the ruling party “has enough votes in Congress in favour of a constitutional amendment, we will surely work on that.”

  • 09/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK calls for support to 'preserve the Kirchnerite model,' blasts Judiciary

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today praised the recovery of the Argentine state during the 10 years of Kirchnerite ruling, as she headed the Independence Day main rally held this afternoon in Tucumán province.

  • 09/07/2013 | Argentina

    'I felt a shiver go down my spine' after learning of NSA espionage, CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said she felt “a shiver go down her spine” when she learned that the National Security Agency in Washington was carrying cyber-espionage in Argentina, and said she hoped these actions would be condemned during the next Mercosur summit.

  • 09/07/2013 | Argentina

    Evita bill picked 'best in the region,' CFK tweets

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced via Twitter that the 100-pesos bill with Evita’s face on it had been awarded best bill in the region for "its excellence, technological innovation, design and quality."

  • 28/04/2014 | Argentina

    'No intermediaries in the relationship between CFK and Pope Francis'

    The relationship between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Pope Francis “is fluid and direct” with a “permanent dialogue and no intermediaries,” Religion Secretary Guillermo Oliveri told a radio today from Rome.

  • 28/04/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: More production needed to stop price rises

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner asserted today that an increase in production would slow down price rises, as the head of state spoke during an act in which a restructuring of provincial debt was announced.

  • 29/04/2014 | Argentina

    Vulture Funds prefer debt negotiation with Scioli, Massa, Macri

    Elliot Management Hedge Fund warned today that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administration refuses to negotiate a solution over debt in default, stating that they would prefer to seek a solution with the head of state's successor in 2015.

  • 30/04/2014 | Argentina

    CFK asks workers to 'support the industrial development model'

    In the wake of Labour Day, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner asked Argentinean workers “to behave in a way that helps to sustain the industrial development model”.

  • 01/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: May 1 is not a day for threats and aggression

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner sent her own message to workers to mark the May 1 public holiday from her home in Santa Cruz, asserting that the day should be marked by a celebration of employment rather than threats and aggressive statements.

  • 04/05/2014 | Argentina

    Non-Peronists: try to get it right

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Argentina is always, politically, a big shouting match. It can be no other way now that the presidential elections scheduled for next year will not involve somebody carrying the surname Kirchner for the first time since 2003.

  • 06/05/2014 | Argentina

    Macri about CFK: 'In her rhetoric, inflation is not a serious issue'

    BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri revealed details of his recent phone conversations with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and said she belittled the importance of cost of living increases. “In her rhetoric, inflation is not a serious issue,” PRO party leader said.

  • 06/05/2014 | Argentina

    State workers close salary negotiations after talks with CFK

    Trade unions representing workers employed by the state have agreed a pay rise of 28.15 percent, following a meeting today with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Government House.

  • 06/05/2014 | Argentina

    Cristina, Macri together at Facebook opening

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, were seen in a rare public appearance together, as the politicians headed the opening of social media giant Facebook's new office in the centre of the Argentine capital.

  • 07/05/2014 | Argentina

    Parodi swears in as new Culture Minister

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has sworn singer Teresa Parodi in as the new Minister of Culture, in a ceremony held this afternoon at the Government House, Buenos Aires City.

  • 11/05/2014 | Argentina

    Electoral anxiety

    By Martín Gambarotta

    Argentina is full of uncertainties. But one thing is certain. By the end of 2015 the nation will not have Fernández de Kirchner as head of state. This, understandably, makes the rest of Argentina’s heavyweight politicos very restless.

  • 12/05/2014 | Argentina

    Chile and Argentina to increase connectivity

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met today with Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet and discussed the relaunching of the Maipú Agreement -signed in 2009- to increase the links between the two countries and boost regional commerce with Asia.

  • 13/05/2014 | Argentina

    Federal Court ratifies YPF-Chevron deal investigation

    Federal Court second chamber ratified a previous ruling, and ordered the advance of the investigation of the agreement signed between state own oil company YPF and Chevron Corporation.

  • 14/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK announces 40% child benefit rise

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced this afternoon a 40 percent increase to child benefit, during a national broadcast delivered at Government House.

  • 15/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK receives church authorities in Olivos

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held today a meeting with key clerical representatives in Olivos, following terse exchanges between the two sides as a result of an Episcopal document which affirmed the nation was "sick with violence".

  • 18/05/2014 | Argentina

    Kirchner: Impossible to move forward without upsetting some interests

    Social Development minister Alicia Kirchner has defended the achievements of the Néstor and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administrations obtained over the last 10 years, and insisted that it was impossible to maintain the pace of advances without "upsetting some interests."

  • 19/05/2014 | Argentina

    Pope's collaborator calls 'not to look for conflict' between Church, Gov't

    One of the Pope’s closest collaborator, Argentine Guillermo Karcher, said “there is no reason to look for causes for conflict” in the Episcopal document released last week about “violence” in Argentina.

  • 19/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK postpones official event to visit her hospitalized mother

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner postponed the inauguration of new formations for Sarmiento railway scheduled for this afternoon to accompany her mother, Ofelia Wilhelm, who underwent surgery.

  • 20/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: We are recovering Argentina's heritage

    President Kirchner led the inauguration of the new Justice and Human Rights Ministry, at the South Waterfront in Buenos Aires City, highlighting the recovery of national assets over the last 10 years.

  • 22/05/2014 | Argentina

    Pope Francis calls Argentineans to build 'constructive dialogue'

    In the wake of the 204th anniversary of the May Revolution Pope Francis urged Argentineans to work towards “a peaceful cohabitation” and to build “a constructive dialogue” in a letter addressed to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 22/05/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Pope Francis’s letter to CFK is a fake’

    One of the Pope's closest collaborator, Argentine Monsignor Guillermo Karcher has affirmed that the letter from Pope Francis to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner revealed earlier today by the government is a fake.

  • 22/05/2014 | Argentina

    Parrilli: ‘We don’t know why the Vatican says Pope’s letter is a fake’

    Government's Chief-of-Staff Oscar Parrilli and Worship Secretary Guillermo Oliveri have said that the letter from Pope Francis to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner revealed earlier today is authentic, and wondered why the Vatican claims it’s a fake, as the letter was delivered by proper means from the Apostolic Nunciature in Buenos Aires to the presidential secretary.

  • 25/05/2014 | Argentina

    Poli appeals for dialogue as CFK attends Tedeum ceremony

    Archbishop of Buenos Aires Mario Poli invoked the spirit of Pope Francis in an impassioned plea for dialogue, as he headed a Tedeum ceremony commemorating the May Revolution with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in attendance for the first time since 2006.

  • 25/05/2014 | Argentina

    Cristina reads peace prayer in Tedeum

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returned to BA City Cathedral for the Tedeum ceremony commemorating the May Revolution for the first time in eight years and read the “peace prayer” visibly moved.

  • 25/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK calls for 'national unity' in May Revolution celebrations

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today addressed the crowd which had gathered in the historic Plaza de Mayo to mark the anniversary of Argentina's May Revolution, calling on those present to remember all the people who helped create an independent nation.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK inaugurates train monitoring unit in Retiro

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, accompanied by Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo, led the inauguration of a train monitoring unit in Retiro, Buenos Aires City.

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina will turn to int'l funding 'for the future of Argentines'

    President Kirchner praised the agreement reached with Paris Club creditors and said that the government will now turn to international credit markets to finance “infrastructure, development, and technology.”

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: We reached an agreement without IMF intervention

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner expressed her delight at reaching an agreement with the Paris Club without International Monetary Fund (IMF) intervention, while defending Argentina's record in honouring debt commitments.

  • 02/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK salutes Spain's King Juan Carlos following abdication

    "In Spain the King is abdicating, but in Latin America a friend is leaving," Cristina signalled today, in a statement released by the Presidency. The head of state added that the king's decision "brings to a close an exceptional relationship, and a historic time between Spain and Argentina.

  • 03/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK, Macri to inaugurate Illia highway expansion

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will attend the inauguration of Illia highway expansion together with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri, amid a recent rapprochement and improvement of their political and institutional relation.

  • 03/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK, Macri praise dialogue between City, Federal Government

    President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri today attended together the inauguration of an expansion to the Illia highway, and highlighted the collaboration between the two administrations when it comes to “specific matters,” as the head of state described it.

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to head rally, announce health benefit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be officially announcing this afternoon the Buenos Aires City administration along with the governments of the provinces of Córdoba and Santa Cruz will be joining the SUMAR programme that involves health coverage for children, adolescents and women without such a social benefit.

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to send pensioner amnesty bill to Congress

    During a national broadcast from the Government House, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the sending of a new amnesty to Congress in order to incorporate more pensioners into the Federal Pension System.

  • 05/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: ‘The power of state propaganda is insignificant compared to private advertising’

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced a plan to lower value added tax charged to graphic media in order to help “little media companies,” while criticizing journalistic monopolies and the way private publicity distorts “plural and free press.”

  • 08/06/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli urges continuity after CFK presidency

    The governor of Buenos Aires province, Daniel Scioli, has affirmed that he would continue with many of the policies put in place by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner should he be elected as head of state in 2015, criticising political rivals' calls for change.

  • 09/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK meets with governors to define new hydrocarbons law

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today received the governers of several petroleum-producing provinces in the official government residence in Olivos, as part of discussions ahead of the announcement of a new hydrocarbons law.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Energy self-sufficiency needs to be a joint effort between national and provincial gov'ts’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s meeting with governors of several petroleum-producing provinces. He said the discussion ended with a draft for a federal agreement regarding a reform to the hydrocarbon law.

  • 15/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Unilateralism is not good, not even for those who exercise it’

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner delivered a speech at G77-China summit in Bolivia, rejecting “unilateralism in decision making” and calling for a new world order “where credit-rating agencies are unable to freely rate countries”.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Judge Griesa considers CFK's speech a 'problem'

    US Judge Tomas Griesa today considered "a problem" the televised speech delivered by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Monday after the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Argentina in its battle against the holdouts.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Elliot Management could accept Argentine bonds follow US Supreme Court rule

    Elliot Management hedge fund, led by financial tycoon Paul Singer, could accept Argentine bonds in order to finish with the judicial dispute between the two parts, following US Supreme Court ruling last Monday.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t warns stay suspension ‘makes impossible debt swap payment in New York’

    The Economy Ministry announced today that Argentina will not be able to fulfil with the debt swap payments on June 30, in response to US Appeal Court ruling which suspended a previous injunction measure filed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration.

  • 20/06/2014 | Argentina

    US Judge Griesa bans Argentina from paying bondholders in BA

    US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa ratified in an official letter that Argentina’s proposal to carry out a debt exchange and pay its bondholders in Buenos Aires represents a “violation of the rulings and procedures.”

  • 22/06/2014 | Argentina

    Teamsters launch unexpected cash transport strike

    Teamsters' Union Associate Secretary Pablo Moyano launched a surprise cash transport walk-out, affecting cash machines, after threatening with a a “48-hour nationwide strike” if collective bargaining negotiations with business leaders and the government fail.

  • 23/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK unveils new credits for new car purchases

    President Cristina Kirchner has revealed that her government will introduce a new credit scheme for buying new cars, in a bid to arrest the decline in the automotive industry since the start of 2014.

  • 24/06/2014 | Argentina

    ProCreAuto seeks 700,000-unit production goal

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the new credit scheme for buying new cars unveiled yesterday by the President, saying it will “stimulate production levels to reach the goal of 700,000 units”.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof asks for ‘equal conditions’ in negotiations with vulture funds in UN meeting

    Economy Minister, Axel Kicillof addressed today before a United Nations panel in New York, and explained the consequences of Judge Thomas Griesa ruling, while warning the country “could face a technical default” next Monday, if the sentence remains firm.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Mediator Pollack: ‘No agreement yet’ with vulture funds

    Special Master Daniel Pollack, the person appointed by US Judge Thomas Griesa to mediate in negotiations between Argentina and vulture funds, affirmed that “no agreement has been achieved yet.”

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't acusses US Judge Griesa of ‘abuse of authority’ and ‘attempt to provoke a default’

    In an official press release, the federal government stated US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa attempted to “block the payment for bondholders” and committed an abuse of authority, after cancelling the deposit made to bondholders in a Bank of New York account.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to visit flooded Argentine North-east

    The President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will visit “in the following hours or days” the areas affected by floods in the northeastern provinces of Misiones and Formosa, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has announced at Government House.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK inaugurates General Paz avenue's expansion

    The President cut the inaugural ribbon of the new 5-kilometer expansion of General Paz Avenue, accompanied by BA province governor Daniel Scioli and BA City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta.

  • 01/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK heads Perón's 40th death anniversary ceremony

    Ms. Kirchner led a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of late former president Juan Domingo Perón’s death. The head of state delivered a speech in homage of “popular Latin American leaders of the 20th century” honouring historic figure of the Radical Party Hipólito Yrigoyen as well.

  • 01/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK announces aid for flood victims

    President Cristina Fernández Kirchner announced that special aid will be extended to those affected by the floodings in the northeast of the country, in Corrientes, Misiones, Chaco and Formosa provinces.

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't to deliver aid to over 14,000 flooding victims

    ANSES social security agency’s director Diego Bossio added details to the announcement made by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner yesterday concerning the special aid to be extended to flooding victims in the northeast of the country. Over 14,000 welfare recipients will benefit from the government’s assistance.

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    Randazzo receives new Sarmiento train stock

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo headed today the reception of eight new train formations at the Buenos Aires port, aimed to replace old carriages on the suburban Sarmiento line.

  • 06/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK advised to rest up to Independence Day

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, forced to call off all official activities last week following a "pharyngeal laryngitis condition", has been advised by her medical team to remain at Olivos Presidential Palace up to Wednesday, missing Independence Day celebrations.

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    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.

  • 08/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK criticises 'vulture fund' behaviour through Twitter

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner used social media network Twitter today in order to criticise the conduct of holdout investors in their ongoing lawsuit against the Argentine government, while reiterating that the nation was committed to paying its debts.

  • 09/07/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 09/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Negotiations are on right track’, Foreign minister Timerman says

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured today “negotiations with ‘vulture funds’ are on the right track,” in his first reaction since the meeting between Argentina’s representatives and mediator Daniel Pollack, appointed by US Federal judge Thomas Griesa to lead the talks in New York.

  • 10/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK scheduled to meet Argentine squad and Putin next week

    After recovering from her medical rest following a bout of laryngitis, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will receive the Argentine squad next week, after the World Cup final to be disputed against Germany on Sunday at the Maracaná Stadium in Río de Janeiro.

  • 10/07/2014 | Argentina

    JP Morgan writes letter to US Judge Griesa, asks for payment to Japanese bondholders

    JP Morgan bank, the entity responsible for the payment to Argentina's Japanese bondholders has sent a letter to US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa, requesting “a clarification” in order to deliver the funds to its creditors.

  • 11/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK invites Latin American leaders to dinner with Putin

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner invited Bolivian president Evo Morales, Uruguay leader José Mujica and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro to participate in a special dinner after her meeting with the Russian head of state, Vladimir Putin.

  • 14/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t expects Congress to pass pensions moratorium

    The Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the government is expecting the Congress to pass the bill sent last month by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to implement a moratorium on pensions, as a main part of federal stimulus to encourage economic activity in the second semester.

  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK travels to Brazil for BRICS meeting

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner flew this afternoon to Brasilia, where she will take part in a meeting scheduled between members of the bloc and the Unasur organisation.

  • 16/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: BRICS Bank 'a real alternative for sustainable development'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today praised the BRICS decision to create a development bank, saying a new “financial world order is absolutely necessary.”

  • 16/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK rejects default; insists on message to holdouts: 'If you accept debt restructuring you could gain 300% in dollars'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner rejected today the possibility of a new default during the UNASUR-BRICS meeting in Brasilia, highlighting Argentina is going to “keep on paying and honoring its debt,” while asking for support against the “so called vulture funds,” who are “pretending to collapse the Argentine debt restructuring.”

  • 17/07/2014 | Argentina

    Caló asks for meeting with CFK over economic 'complications'

    The head of the pro-government CGT labour confederation splinter Antonio Caló expressed his concerns about the country’s economic situation and called for a meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to discuss a “complete agenda”.

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK, Chinese president higlight bilateral relations

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner welcomed today her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and the 200-people delegation at the Government House, who arrived in the country in a three-day official visit to strengthen bilateral ties.

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘We will promote balanced, stable trade between China and Argentina’

    Chinese Popular Republic President Xi Jinping affirmed today he will promote a “balanced” trade between his country and Argentina, in order to make the bilateral relationship “mutually beneficial.”

  • 20/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK praises emergence of 'multipolar world' after last week's agenda

    The President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner used Twitter to comment on last week’s visit of Russia’s and China’s presidents and the BRICS-UNASUR. “It is time to value this magnificent opportunity that we have, in a world that becomes multipolar again,” she said. “It has been seven days of intense work”.

  • 21/07/2014 | Argentina

    President CFK inaugurates Sarmiento train formations

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner accompanied by the Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo inaugurated seven train formations for the Sarmiento railway at Villa Luro station. “The completely modern trains have arrived,” she announced.

  • 23/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK defiant over vulture fund dispute

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has reiterated the Argentine position of demanding fair and equal conditions in order to speak with holdout investors involved in the legal dispute with the country, and criticised judge Thomas Griesa for failing to address concerns in the conflict over unpaid sovereign debt.

  • 25/07/2014 | Argentina

    Xi Jinping invites CFK to official China visit

    China’s President Xi Jinping sent a letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to thank her for receiving him in Argentina and invited her to visit China.

  • 25/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK spends weekend in Santa Cruz province

    President Kirchner travelled to Santa Cruz province, where she will stay for the weekend and analyze briefings on Argentina's delegation meetings with US court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack in New York.

  • 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.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    Parrilli says CFK 'alone' in fight against vulture funds

    Secretary to the Presidency Oscar Parrilli questioned opposition leaders for leaving President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “alone” in Argentina’s fierce legal battle against vulture funds suing the country over its defaulted bonds.

  • 15/12/2010 | Argentina

    CFK swears in Garré, Puricelli

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner swore in Nilda Garré as new Security Minister and Arturo Puricelli as new Defense Minister during a ceremony held at Government House. Puricelli was sworn in to replace Garré since she will be at the head of the Security Ministry.

  • 18/12/2010 | Argentina

    CFK inaugurates Néstor Kirchner Avenue in Santa Cruz

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led the ceremony of inauguration for the Néstor Kirchner Avenue in the city of Río Gallegos, in the Santa Cruz province, honouring her late husband and the country's former president.

  • 20/12/2010 | Argentina

    CFK announces deployment of 6,000 Border guards in Greater BA

    Amidst the tensed scenes lived in the City of Buenos Aires and Greater Buenos Aires over angry neighbours overtaking lands, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the deployment of 6,000 Border guards throughout the Grater Buenos Aires in order to sack down the insecurity wave.

  • 21/12/2010 | Argentina

    CFK ‘is a natural presidential candidate for 2011,' Chaco governor says

    Chaco governor Jorge Capitanich assured that most leaders in the Justicialist Party acknowledge President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's ability to lead, adding that the opposition is "in no conditions to compete" with her.

  • 21/12/2010 | Argentina

    Mayor Macri says many judges work 'under extreme pressure'

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri rejected the comments made by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in which she criticized judges for a "lack of efficiency," although he admitted that many magistrates "are working under extreme pressure."

  • 03/01/2011 | Argentina

    CFK returns to BA, resumes activities

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returned to the Olivos presidential residence and resumed her activities after spending the New Year’s celebrations with her family in the Santa Cruz province.

  • 03/01/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK remains the best person to lead this country,' Timerman

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman once again showed his support of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s reelection and assured he stands with those who “believe that she must become our candidate in 2011.”

  • 06/01/2011 | Argentina

    CFK removes head of El Palomar base after ammo theft

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner removed the head of the First Aerial Brigade, Daniel Rodríguez, after news broke of a large ammo theft from a warehouse in the El Palomar Air Force base, Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández reported.

  • 19/01/2011 | Argentina

    CFK's Middle East tour 'created possibilities that were previously unheard of,' Timerman

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s visit to the Middle East “is very important, because we’ve paved the road for possibilities that were previously unheard of.”

  • 19/01/2011 | Argentina

    CFK highlights bilateral agreements signed in Qatar

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured “we have the opportunity to take a historical step to improve our conditions” during a press conference in Doha, Qatar before heading to Turkey.

  • 20/01/2011 | Argentina

    CFK calls for 'peace and global security' during visit to Turkey

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called for a “different global order, more just, egalitarian, in order to achieve real peace and global security,” during her speech during the official dinner with Turkish President Adbullah Gül.

  • 26/01/2011 | Argentina

    CFK postpones ceremony in El Calafate to attend late husband's private memorial

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner decided to postpone the opening ceremony of a water purification plant she was expected to attend to tomorrow until Friday, although she confirmed that she would fly to Río Gallegos on Thursday in order to attend a private memorial service on the day of the three-month anniversary of her husband’s death.

  • 27/01/2011 | Argentina

    CFK attends memorial in Río Gallegos, three months after Kirchner's death

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, along with her children Florencia and Máximo, attended a special memorial service for Néstor Kirchner in Río Gallegos, the Santa Cruz capital.

  • 29/01/2011 | Argentina

    CFK anticipates arrival of Brazil's Dilma Rousseff

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is closing details of her meeting with her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff who will arrive in the country tomorrow in what will be her first international trip since she took office in January.

  • 30/01/2011 | Argentina

    'I'm here to make our relationship stronger than ever,' Rousseff

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who calls Argentina a “strategic ally” to her country, has praised her arrival to the "neighbour country" and promoted the two countries relationship during a joint press conference given with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner at the Government House.

  • 31/01/2011 | Argentina

    ‘If CFK chose not to run, Scioli would make a great candidate,’ Alberto Fernández

    Former Cabinet Chief Alberto Fernández praised Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli and said he is a potential candidate for the presidential elections in October. “He has been a part of the Kirchnerite movement since its early stages, even when others wouldn’t even dare to be,” he said.

  • 01/02/2011 | Argentina

    CFK warns union leaders over methodology of protests

    While attending the oficial inauguration of a highway uniting the cities of Santa Fe and Paraná, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner addressed the controversy over the methodology of the protests staged by various unions and warned them that “if the effectiveness of the Kirchnerite model is hindered, you will be the first to be affected.”

  • 03/02/2011 | Argentina

    CFK urges protesters to avoid setting up road blocks, change methodology

    While attending the opening ceremony of a new fire station in Villa Lugano, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner praised the peaceful eviction process that took place nearby, in the Club Albariño last December, and warned that “if we try to restore order at any cost, all you’re doing is bring disorder to the country.”

  • 05/02/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to meet with President Mujica in March

    Preparations are being made by Argentina and Uruguay’s Cabinets to hold a meeting for President José Mujica and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Buenos Aires on March 11.

  • 07/02/2011 | Argentina

    CFK asks unions to 'remain prudent' on salary hike demands

    While attending a rally in Villa del Parque along with UOCRA representatives, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner once again addressed unions and asked them “to remain prudent” in their requests for salary hikes...

  • 08/02/2011 | Argentina

    Employee mugged while carrying CFK's pocket money summoned for questioning

    Judge Canicoba Corral decided to summon for questioning an employee in the Fernández de Kirchner administration who allegedly fell victim of a robbery last month when he was carrying the President’s pocket money destined for her travel expenses in the Persian Gulf and Turkey.

  • 08/02/2011 | Argentina

    CFK warns businessmen, says 'real profit will not come from high prices'

    While handing out government subsidies to industrial parks, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner warned about inflation and told businessmen that “real profit will not come from high prices.”

  • 09/02/2011 | Argentina

    HPV vaccine to be added to official immunization schedule, CFK announces

    At a press conference in the government house, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the HPV vaccine, which prevents cervical cancer, will be added to the country’s official immunization schedule.

  • 10/02/2011 | Argentina

    ‘Everyone needs to pull their weight in order to keep growing,’ Fernández de Kirchner says

    While attending the handing over ceremony of affordable homes built by the Mothers of Plaza the Mayo Foundation in Villa Lugano, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said urged everyone to “pull their weight in order to keep growing.”

  • 11/02/2011 | Argentina

    CFK says people should strive to find good prices

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the agreement for the school basket price index, stating that more than fifty stationary items would be lowered in price for school children.

  • 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.

  • 28/02/2011 | Argentina

    CFK urges teachers to respect the school calendar

    Speaking at a school in the city of Marcos Paz, in Buenos Aires province, and inaugurating a new school year President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged teachers all over the country to commit to the school calendar, praising the deal unions reached with the national government.

  • 09/03/2011 | Argentina

    CFK on her reelection: 'We'll see"

    During the opening ceremony of a new building in the Quilmes University, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner once again refused to comment on her potential decision to seek reelection in October. “We will see,” she said in response to some militants who were chanting during her speech.

  • 11/03/2011 | Argentina

    CFK expressed Argentina's 'solidarity and condolences' for Japan

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner expressed “solidarity and condolences” from the national government and the Argentine public to Japan, in light of the tragic earthquake and tsunami which took place today.

     

  • 20/03/2011 | Argentina

    Recalde says 'no doubt' he'll be CFK's candidate for VP

    Hugo Moyano ally and national deputy Héctor Recalde said that not only would he be “thrilled” to be the vice presidential candidate for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner but also that he has no doubt that this will in fact be so.

  • 22/03/2011 | Argentina

    CFK anticipated 'industrial activity rose by 9%,' in February

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner anticipated the rise in industrial activity during the month of February this year, stating that it had risen by 9%. The figures are yet to be confirmed by the INDEC national statistics bureau, tomorrow afternoon.

  • 22/03/2011 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Eliceche; gov't urges to pursue all legal instances

    Amidst the controversy over the recent elections in the Chubut province, the National Government distanced itself from the accusations of fraud made by former FPV candidate Carlos Eliceche. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, however, held a "protocol meeting" with him.

  • 28/03/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to announce decision to seek reelection 'by late May,' D'Elía assures

    Despite no official information regarding a potential decision by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to seek reelection in October, social movement leader Luis D’Elía vaguely hinted that she will announce her candidacy by the end of May of early June. He also rejected that she may decide not to run.

  • 28/03/2011 | Argentina

    CGT calls for 'urgent meeting' with CFK over income tax floor

    The CGT labour confederation called for an “urgent meeting” with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in order to push for a rise in income tax floor, since almost 2 million workers are expected to pay for it due to recent salary hikes.

  • 28/03/2011 | Argentina

    CFK joins Salta's Urtubey in ceremony close to elections date

    Two weeks before the gubernatorial elections in the Salta province take place, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner joined incumbent governor Juan Manuel Urtubey in the reopening of a ceramics factory, where she showed her support for him and mentioned some of her administration’s achievements.

  • 29/03/2011 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Chávez, underlines role of UNASUR

    During a joint press conference held earlier, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez discussed the importance of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), as well as signing economic integration agreements, and discussing bilateral ties.

  • 30/03/2011 | Argentina

    CFK hints at reelection: ‘I’m going for more’

    As Kirchnerite cries for her reelection continue to be heard throughout the political arena, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended a rally in Avellaneda and said that she’s not the leader of a government but the head of a political project. "I'm going for more," she warned.

  • 31/03/2011 | Argentina

    CFK met with President Václav Klaus, praised export growth

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner received Czech Republic President Václav Klaus today at the Government House for a meeting, and underlined the “growth Argentina has seen in its exports.”

  • 31/03/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK will make a decision in her own time', Scioli says

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli emphasized today that “extraordinary moments await Argentina,” and affirmed that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “will make a decision in her own time,” regarding her candidacy for re-election.

  • 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.

  • 02/04/2011 | Argentina

    'Malvinas Islands belong to Argentina, we will never give up our claim,' CFK says

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner rejected “the colonialism that still disgraces humanity in the 21st century” then asking Great Britain to “do as the UN asked and sit down to negotiate with Argentina” over the ownership of the Malvina Islands at the official ceremony today.

  • 07/04/2011 | Argentina

    CFK avoids speaking of reelection, says her role in office is 'absolutely temporary'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that she remains committed to “expanding and institutionalizing” her political agenda, since her role in office “is absolutely temporary.”

  • 12/04/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to meet with re-elected Urtubey at Gov’t House

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is to meet with Salta’s re-elected Governor, Juan Manuel Urtubey today at the Government House. Urtubey is to arrive at 6.30PM today for a meeting, following his electoral triumph at the elections on Sunday in Salta.

  • 12/04/2011 | Argentina

    CFK cancels her day activities due to low blood pressure

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was forced to suspend all of her official activities for the next 24 hours after suffering from low blood pressure in the Olivos presidential residence. She is expected to remain there under observation until tomorrow.

  • 14/04/2011 | Argentina

    CFK cleared by doctors, resumes presidential activities

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was cleared by her doctors this morning, after having suffered low blood pressure, and having been ordered to rest for 48 hours, the Presidential Medical Unit informed.

  • 17/04/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to resume her duties after low blood pressure scare

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is to resume her activities on Monday after spending a weekend in her private residence in El Calafate, where she recovered from a case of low blood pressure that she suffered last Tuesday.

  • 18/04/2011 | Argentina

    CFK announces social benefits in first public appearance since health scare

    In her first public appearance since her low blood pressure scare last week, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced further pharmacy discounts for Pami state-run healthcare affiliates and the implementation of the Universal Child Allowance for pregnant women.

  • 19/04/2011 | Argentina

    CFK issues warning to corporations as tension mounts

    As tension between the Government and the Techint Corporation continues, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said she that will continue to acknowledge the importance of corporations in the life of a country, but warned that “if certain people in them intend to impose their will upon the government, I suggest they leave the corporate world and create their own political party.”

  • 20/04/2011 | Argentina

    'We've no doubt, CFK will be our candidate,' Senator Pampuro says

    Senator José Pampuro declared his support for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, mentioning that he had “no doubt” that she will be the Peronist Party’s presidential candidate for the October elections.

  • 21/04/2011 | Argentina

    Vargas Llosa thanks CFK's intervention against those who vetoed his visit

    Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa gave a speech in the Book Fair and thanked "President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's prompt intervention against those intellectuals who vetoed" the Peruvian author's visit, thus referring to those pro-government intellectuals who opposed his visit due to his political opinions. He was interviewed by journalist Jorge Fernández Díaz.

  • 25/04/2011 | Argentina

    'Opening up a factory is different from opening up a shipping container,' CFK says

    During the opening ceremony of a new assembly plant for computer company Bangho in Vicente López, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that “even though some predicted that there would never be national production in the country, this factory proves otherwise.” She also assured her administration remains committed to job creation.

  • 26/04/2011 | Argentina

    'The debt changed the lives of the Argentine people,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner affirmed that the “major part of the country’s indebtedness was generated during the last military dictatorship, that changed the lives of the Argentines,” during the presentation of series of documentaries about the foreign debt produced by the University of Buenos Aires' Economics School.

  • 27/04/2011 | Argentina

    CFK announces project to cap land ownership for foreigners

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner delivered a televised speech at the Government House this afternoon, announcing several new reforms, including the proposal of a law which will cap land ownership for foreigners at 20%. She also commemorated her husband Néstor Kirchner, 6 months after his death.

  • 02/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK meets with CGT leaders to discuss salary hike demands

    After meeting in the Government House with CGT leader Hugo Moyano and other high-ranking unionists who demand salary hikes, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged them to do so “calmly” so they can continue to work together into expanding the political project started in 2003, which “will set the basis for the next 25 years of the country.”

  • 04/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK meets UIA leadership

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with the leaders of the Argentina Industrial Union (UIA) to continue with the “social dialogue.” The head of the union, José Ignacio de Mendiguren, said that the Head of State “insisted on how to solve the litigations.”

  • 05/05/2011 | Argentina

    UIA chief: 'CFK imposes limits to both workers and industrialists'

    The president of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) , José De Mendiguren,  emphasized today the “determination” of president Cristina Kirchner to enhance social dialogue, and guaranteed that the industrial sector will rally “to construct consensuses” with workers.

  • 05/05/2011 | Argentina

    'I ask all Argentines to join me in this epic transformation,' CFK says

    During an emotional speech in the inauguration of the new “Néstor Kirchner Community Integration Centre” in San Martín, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner made a call to all Argentines, “so they can join this epic transformation” that her administration is leading.

  • 06/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK meets with CTA members

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a meeting with CTA Argentine Workers Central led by Hugo Yasky at Government House, as part of the “social dialogue” that began on Monday.

  • 10/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK resumes official agenda, after surprising cancellation of activities

    After the surprising cancellation of presidential activities yesterday, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will resume the official agenda with a ceremony and meeting in the Government House.

  • 10/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to Moyano: 'lower confrontation levels instead of asking for reelection'

    During a press conference in the Government House, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said that “instead of so many people supporting her to be reelected,” she prefers “cooperation so disputes can be solved without applying a kind of pressure that only makes matters worse.”

  • 11/05/2011 | Argentina

    CGT leaders disregard CFK's 'confrontation' statements, blame corporations

    The CGT Labour Confederation replied to statements made by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, in which she suggested that the organization should lower their levels of confrontation. The umbrella union said that it was “businessmen in the corporate world”, not them, that started the conflict and demanded “more responsibility.”

  • 13/05/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK will not permit extortion,' Cabinet Chief confirms

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández assured today that with her speech yesterday, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner showed Argentines to be presenting “a firm disposition of strength” and made it clear that “extortion of any kind will not be allowed.”

  • 13/05/2011 | Argentina

    'Gov’t-CGT alliance is not breaking up’

    Secretary of Human Rights of CGT umbrella union Julio Piumato raised his voice after Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s speech yesterday added speculations and interpretations about her decision to run for reelection in October’s general elections and the relationship between the government and the labour unions.

  • 16/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK signs prepaid medicine regulation bill into law

    During an official ceremony in the Government House, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that the signing of a cooperation treaty between the Health and Social Development ministries “is a true state policy, because with it, the prepaid medicine regulation bill has now been signed into law.”

  • 18/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK meets with bankers, asks for additional credits for small, medium-size businesses

    As part of the Social Dialogue accord, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with leaders from the public and private banking sector. The two main topics discussed in the meeting where the expansion of credit for production sectors and the search for new instruments that allow small and medium-sized businesses to acquire credits.

  • 20/05/2011 | Argentina

    'Strength will help us move forward to what awaits us,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner highlighted sectors which have bettered and sustained well over recent years, letting them know that they should "tighten their efforts", in order to emanate this kind of influence on others. “Strength will help us move forward to what awaits us,” she affirmed during a rally in La Rioja.

  • 20/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK's pick for BA City Mayor's office race to be announced

    A meeting celebrated in total secrecy. It was the scenario for the summit that took place at Olivos official residence with potential candidates to Buenos Aires City Mayor´s office. Amado Boudou, Daniel Filmus and Carlos Tomada. There, CFK apparently announced her pick for the coming elections on July 10th

  • 21/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK picks Filmus-Tomada for BA city mayoral race; official ceremony held today

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has decided on Senator Daniel Filmus as the ruling Victory Front candidate for the Buenos Aires city mayoral race, with Labour Minister Carlos Tomada as his running mate, official sources said. The announcement will be made official this afternoon from 5PM, where the two favourites will join the President in a special ceremony.

  • 24/05/2011 | Argentina

    'The Museum of the Bicentennial belongs to everyone', CFK says

    One day before the 201st. anniversary of the May Revolution, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated the Museum of the Bicentennial. "This place belongs to everyone," the president said during a live TV broadcast.

  • 25/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK: 'I ask God to give us the strength we need to build a different country'

    As part of the Bicentennial celebrations in Chaco province, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke to the nation through a televised speech and before local and national authorities, governors and lawmakers. She remembered the day her late husband Néstor Kirchner took office back in 2003.

  • 25/05/2011 | Argentina

    Archbishop highlights the importance of leadership to promote social changes

    During a Te Deum ceremony celebrated at Chaco´s Cathedral, the Archbishop of Resistencia Fabriciano Sigampa highlighted the importance of the leadership to “promote integral progress individually and collectively” which implies “political and social commitment.”

  • 26/05/2011 | Argentina

    'We will continue to invest in the automotive industry,' CFK assures

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner praised the local automotive industry, assuring that “with a 23 percent annual growth, it is now one of the largest growing industries in the country.” She then added that the Government “will continue to invest in the sector.”

  • 28/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK flies to Mexico, will meet with Calderón

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner flies to Mexico to begin an official two-day visit to the country, where she will be meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderón, as well as conducting other activities.

  • 29/05/2011 | Argentina

    Menem confirms he will run for Senator, supports CFK's reelection

    Former President Carlos Saúl Menem, showed up to vote in La Rioja’s gubernatorial elections, and confirmed that he’ll try to renew his post as Senator on next October’s presidential elections. Revealed that he will most probably vote for the president’s re-election but denied an alliance with the Kirchnerism.

  • 31/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK arrives in Rome for official two-day visit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived to Rome today at 5.20PM local time (12.20PM Argentina), to head an official two-day visit in which commercial agreements will be closed. The President will meet with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and is also to attend the official celebrations for the Italian Unification’s 150th anniversary.

  • 01/06/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentina plays a crucial part in today’s world,' Italian President Napolitano says

    Italian President Giorgio Napolitano expressed how “Argentina plays a crucial part in today’s world,” during a meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner this morning at the Quirinale Palace, government officials informed.

  • 01/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK calls for 'restart' of bilateral relations with Italy

    As she continued her Italian tour, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner tried to seduce Italian businessmen into investing in Argentina, later adding that her trip meant a “restart” of the relationship between both countries.

  • 02/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK attends celebratory dinner hosted by President Napolitano

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended an exclusive concert and celebratory dinner hosted by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale Palace in Rome. The Argentine head of State also met with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera for bilateral talks earlier in the day.

  • 03/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK proud of 'restart of relationship' with Italy

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said that Argentinas’s debt restructuring allowed the re-start of the relationship with Italy, where she spent three days in an official visit. Earlier on Friday she met with Israeli president Shimon Péres and inaugurated an Argentine art exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

  • 04/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK returns to BA after 3-day Italian visit

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returned to Buenos Aires after spending three days in Italy on an official visit that included various meetings with other heads of State, and participation in Italy’s Unification celebrations in Rome. The President arrived to the Military Base at Jorge Newbery Metropolitan airport at 8.03AM.

  • 04/06/2011 | Argentina

    BA Province PJ party meet, show strong support for CFK

    The Congress for the Justicialist Party (PJ) in Buenos Aires province showed their support for the eventual reelection of President Cristina de Kirchner and province Governor Daniel Scioli, however, not all agreed with the majority with José C. Paz mayor, Mario Ishii expressing his want to participate in the primary elections.

  • 06/06/2011 | Argentina

    Puyehue ash cloud may reach BA city by Tuesday, experts assure

    The ash cloud hovering above Northern Patagonia since Saturday after the eruption of the Puyehue volcano may reach the city of Buenos Aires on Tuesday, experts assured.

  • 10/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK praises scientists during satellite launch

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner praised the “formidable effort and investment” that the government made to develop the countries’ scientific and technologic sectors as she participated from the Government House in the launching of the Argentine satellite SAC-D/Aquarius; the most intricate satellite ever built by Argentina.

  • 13/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to meet Ban Ki Moon, Malvinas on the agenda

    President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is scheduled to receive this morning – in the Casa Rosada government house – United Nations’ Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon who has travelled to Buenos Aires from Cordoba by land due to the ash cloud produced by a Chilean Volcano that has limited flight activities on the Capital’s airports.

  • 13/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK asks Ban Ki-Moon to middle in Malvinas claim

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner renewed the Argentine claim of sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands before UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, who’s visiting the country on his birthday.

  • 15/06/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK will be a presidential candidate,' assures Sabbatella

    National lawmaker Martín Sabbatella considered today that there is “no doubt” that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be a candidate representing officialism in the next presidential elections.

  • 16/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK bashes Cameron’s 'mediocre and almost stupid' remarks over Malvinas

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner bashed UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s emphatic refusal to discuss Malvinas Islands’ sovereignty as the Argentine leader said the Englishman’s statements on the case were “mediocre and almost stupid”, during a visit to Northeastern province of Misiones.

  • 19/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK stays in Río Gallegos during decisive weekend

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner travelled to Río Gallegos, where she was spending Father’s Day alongside her son Máximo and daughter Florencia. On Monday she is to travel to Rosario, where she will head the National Flag day ceremony.

  • 21/06/2011 | Argentina

    Presidential contenders have until Saturday for candidacy registry

    Presidential contenders have until midnight of Saturday June 25, before the time period for signing up as a presidential candidate expires. Presidential elections are to be held on Oct. 23.

  • 21/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to address nation in televised speech

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is to make a televised speech to the nation today at 6.30 pm, marking the new 'Televisions for everyone' programme, to promote the sale of LCD televisions, official sources reported.

  • 21/06/2011 | Argentina

    Questions grow over CFK's running mate pick

    Now that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has announced that she will be seeking reelection in October, many are wondering who she will pick as her running mate.

  • 22/06/2011 | Argentina

    Carrió to CFK: 'Stop mourning, start debating Argentina's future'

    Civic Coalition (CC) leader, Elisa Carrió, reaffirmed her criticisms over President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's announcement in which she confirmed she will seek reelection in October. Carrió blasted the head of State by telling her to “stop her mourning and come forward to debate Argentina's future.”

  • 22/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK's rumoured running mate meets with Randazzo

    Chaco province Governor Jorge Capitanich met with Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo at the Government House for two and a half hours, admidst rumours he will be President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s running mate in the October elections.

  • 24/06/2011 | Argentina

    Capitanich to seek re-election in Chaco, dismisses vice-presidency

    Chaco Province Governor Jorge Capitanich, confirmed his intentions to seek re-election in the provincial elections on September 18 and dismissed the possibility of him being President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s running mate in the presidential elections, claiming that it had “never been in his plans,” to go for the vice president role.

  • 24/06/2011 | Argentina

    'We can beat CFK, just like we did in our province,' a confident Das Neves says

    Chubut Governor and Unión Popular vice-presidential candidate Mario Das Neves said he was “absolutely certain” President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner can be beaten in the coming presidential elections, just as he did in his province.

  • 24/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to announce running mate

    Since President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced her seeking re-election, there has been great speculation and debate over who she will choose as her running mate. It was informed that today an official ceremony will be held at 7 pm at the presidential residence in Olivos to announce her decision.

  • 25/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK confirms Amado Boudou as running mate

    “It’s the man who will accompany me to face the people’s will,” President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured after she announced the current Economy Minister, Amado Boudou, as her running mate for October’s election.

  • 28/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK cancels trip to Paraguay upon medical advice

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner suspended her trip to Asunción for the Mercosur summit, after being advised against travelling by her doctors due to the head injury she suffered last Wednesday, officials informed. The President will however continue with planned activites, attending a ceremony presenting a new security plan this afternoon.

  • 28/06/2011 | Argentina

    'Whoever vows to eradicate insecurity is lying,' CFK says

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that “it is necessary to understand that when it comes to security and infrastructure, coordination between the City, the province and the entire country is fundamental and unavoidable.”

  • 29/06/2011 | Argentina

    Recalde predicts inflation will go down 'once CFK is reelected'

    Kirchnerite lawmaker and CGT legal advisor Héctor Recalde warned that there is “an unreasonable price hike of the basic food basket” in the country, but assured that the situation will stop “once President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is reelected.”

  • 30/06/2011 | Argentina

    ‘There’s energy available, but everyone has to pay for it,’ CFK tells business leaders

    During the inauguration ceremony of a new gas pipeline that will transport natural gas from Argentina to Bolivia, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner sent a message to business leaders who allegedly complained about a lack of available energy in the industry sector.

  • 07/07/2011 | Argentina

    'Disagreement should never be used as an excuse to burn down a train,' CFK says

    While attending a ceremony at the Churruca Hospital today, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner referred to a report written by Security Minister Nilda Garré that allegedly proves that last May’s sudden burning of 22 trains from the Sarmiento railway line was planned before hand by an “illegal organization.”

  • 15/07/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'Today’s Argentina completely different than 2003’s'

    Economy Minister and running mate of president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in October’s presidential elections Amado Boudou highlighted the changes the country underwent since late Néstor Kirchner was sworn president in 2003 followed by his wife.

  • 18/07/2011 | Argentina

    AMIA chief thanks CFK for attending ceremony but says 'it's not enough'

    The head of AMIA Jewish Association Guillermo Borger spoke this morning during the 17th anniversary ceremony held to remember the victims of the 194 terrorist attack and urged authorities to investigate the so called “local connection” of the attack.

  • 19/07/2011 | Argentina

    'Santa Fe has fallen below the national average,' CFK says

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said that “Santa Fe province must grow more,” because “it has fallen below the national average in the last few years,” while attending the inauguration ceremony of a Unitec biodiesel plant in Puerto San Martin, alongside Governor Hermes Binner and five days before the gubernatorial elections.

  • 20/07/2011 | Argentina

    Reutemann: 'I have nothing to do with Kirchnerism'

    Senator Carlos Reutemann said that he had “nothing to do with Kirchnerism” nor “any personal issues against anyone,” clearing up the comments he made yesterday before the opening of a biodiesel plant in Santa Fe, which caused a political stir.

  • 22/07/2011 | Argentina

    CFK says 'Néstor wanted us to be the drivers of our own destiny'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated the new bus and train terminal in Mar del Plata, bringing together the new bus terminal and old train station introducing a modernized look on transport, as was intended by her late husband. “He (Néstor Kirchner) wanted us to be the drivers of our own destiny,” and to not “piggyback other countries,” she said.

  • 25/07/2011 | Argentina

    CFK postpones ceremony due to storm

    The severe thunderstorm that hit Buenos Aires on Monday night forced President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to suspend the televised launch of the Agricultural Plan, which was scheduled to take place at the Convention Centre in the Olivos Presidential Residence.

  • 27/07/2011 | Argentina

    Alberto Fernández: 'CFK invents non-existent battles'

    Former Cabinet Chief Alberto Fernández went against comments made by the President in a biographical book, where she had labeled him as the “voice” of the businesses that opposed the Media Law. He also accused the President of “inventing non-existent battles to display herself as a hero.”

  • 28/07/2011 | Argentina

    Ollanta Humala sworn in as Peru's President

    Ollanta Humala was officially sworn in as the president of Peru today, taking over the reins of one of the world's fastest-growing economies as poor voters. Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was present at the ceremony Lima, after arriving to the city last night.

  • 31/07/2011 | Argentina

    CFK calls Macri to congratulate him

    While giving his concession speech, Kirchnerite Daniel Filmus said that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner had called reelected Mayor Mauricio Macri in order to congratulate him. Filmus’ announcement came as a surprise since no official results had been released yet.

  • 02/08/2011 | Argentina

    'A strong alliance is the key to success for all,' Uruguay's Mujica

    A positive emphasis on being neighbourly, keenly came through during the press conference given by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and President of Uruguay, José Mujica at the Government House.

  • 03/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK announces a 16.8% increase for pensioners

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced a 16.8% increase for pensioners, during a ceremony celebrating the anniversary of the National Inter-university Council (CIN) at the Government House. The hike will be applied from September 1, reaching 6.8 million beneficiaries. 

  • 05/08/2011 | Argentina

    Government scraps Brady bond swap after court ruling

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administration canceled an offer for creditors to swap up to $263 million and 54 million euros in defaulted Brady bonds for new debt, two weeks after a US court ruling effectively blocked the exchange.

  • 05/08/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentina stands firm as the world falls,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner affirmed that Argentina was “back on its feet, with a record production rate and the best minimum wage rate throughout Latin America.” The head of State arrived to Chacabuco to celebrate the 146th anniversary of the founding of the city, and the 38th anniversary of the 'National Celebration of Corn' production.

  • 05/08/2011 | Argentina

    Anibal Fernández: 'I don't care about PRO's alliances'

    Cabinet chief Aníbal Fernández said he is not worried about PRO’s Mauricio Macri alliances in regard to a possible coalition with presidential candidate Eduardo Duhalde.

  • 07/08/2011 | Argentina

    Sarkozy thanks CFK for 'outstanding' work in Salta double murder case

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy called President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Sunday in order to “personally thank her for the outstanding job” carried out by local authorities in the investigation of the murder of two French tourists in Salta.

  • 08/08/2011 | Argentina

    De la Sota avoids telling whether he will support CFK or not ahead of primaries

    Córdoba governor-elect José Manuel De la Sota continued to cast a shroud of mystery regarding whether the provincial branch of the Justicialist Party will support President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner or not in the August 14th. primaries. 

  • 09/08/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'In a world of uncertainty, Argentina is raising assurances'

    The Minister of Economy and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner running mate for the upcoming presidential elections Amado Boudou stressed today Argentina’s is ready to face the recent international economic crisis that has pushed world markets down for the past week.

  • 11/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK's daughter-in-law loses baby, suspends official activities

    It was announced today that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s daughter-in-law, María Rocío García had lost her baby. The President suspended her official activities and made her way to the province of Santa Cruz to spend time with her family, government officials reported.

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    Argentine primary to test CFK’s electoral clout

    Argentina's primary election today is expected to provide the clearest sign yet of whether President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will win a strong mandate in October to deepen her leftist policies

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    Primary elections 'not a poll,' Amado Boudou stresses

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner running mate and Economy Minister Amado Boudou responded today to the accusations that first time held primary elections are an expensive poll aimed to measure CFK´s popularity.

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    Primary elections: The day in pictures

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    'We need to come together, to create a united society' CFK

    Those were the words of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, in her first speech after discovering that she was the most-voted candidate in the primaries. She acknowledged the candidates from across the whole country and said, “Don't expect me to blast anyone tonight, that's not what I'm here for.”

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    'We were the only ones in the country to beat CFK,' Rodríguez Saá says

    Compromiso Federal presidential precandidate Alberto Rodríguez Saá highlighted that “he was the only candidate in the country to beat President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner” since San Luis was the only province in which she was not victorious.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK has overwhelming victory in all provinces, except for San Luis

    In the first-ever primary elections in the country, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was considered to be the big winner of the night after she was the most voted presidential candidate in all provinces except for San Luis, where the votes went to Alberto Rodríguez Saá.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    World media echoes CFK’s Primary triumph

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner overwhelming victory on the countries’ first primary elections made the national press praise her probable reelection and recognize her popular appeal. World media echoed Argentine press by foresting a feasible CFK reelection and praising her successful results.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    Macri congratulates CFK over primary outcome

    Buenos Aires CIty Mayor Mauricio Macri used his Twitter account today to congratulate President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner who yesterday obtained a wide lead in the nationwide first ever held primary elections.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK celebrates massive turnout to the polls

    Side by side with her economy minister and running mate Amado Boudou, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner delivered a televised speech today in a much anticipated moment after her overwhelming triumph in yesterday electoral primaries.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK: 'What are you wearing this time Mauricio?'

    The funny moment of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s speech came when she somehow passed the ball back on BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, who had called the Head of State this morning to congratulate her for the victory.

  • 16/08/2011 | Argentina

    Rousseff congratulates CFK on Primary win

    President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, congratulated President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today, following the results of the primary elections on Sunday in which she led by over 50 points. According to official sources the pair are to hold a meeting prior to the G-20 summit.

  • 16/08/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK must have done something right,' Macri's strategist admits

    Mayor Mauricio Macri’s campaign advisor Jaime Durán Barba considered that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “must have done something right” to get so many votes in last Sunday’s primary elections, and assured that the Alfonsín-De Narváez alliance “is the one that lost most votes.”

  • 17/08/2011 | Argentina

    'Freedom and equality for all Argentines,' says CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner restated that “equality and freedom” and “defending the country’s interests” were among the most important priorities as President. She also extended her thanks for her Sunday primary election result, while attending a ceremony at the Tecnópolis fair.

  • 18/08/2011 | Argentina

    Pinedo urges presidential candidates to 'join forces' against CFK in October

    PRO lawmaker Federico Pinedo once again urged presidential candidates Ricardo Alfonsín, Eduardo Duhalde and Hermes Binner to join forces and agree for two of them to drop their presidential bids in order to have a stronger base come October. He also said he could support the Socialist Party in October.

  • 24/08/2011 | Argentina

    Biolcatti goes back on what he said over CFK voters

    The head of the Argentine Rural Society (SRA), Hugo Biolcatti, came on stage to backwards his harsh words against those who voted President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in the primary election.

  • 24/08/2011 | Argentina

    'It’s in our idiosyncrasy to generate new paradigms,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner received the Foreign Ministers of Unasur and Eastern Asia at the Government House and called to “find new paradigms to allow the balance between State and markets, and between the countries of the world.”

  • 26/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK promotes rural industry at railway inauguration

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner travelled to Lincoln, in the province of Buenos Aires, to head the inauguration of railway line which will reactivate the train service from Lincoln to Realicó, where she promoted the "industrialisation of rural areas" during her speech.

  • 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.”

  • 29/08/2011 | Argentina

    'It's almost impossible to beat CFK,' Macri

    BA City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, admitted today that it is “almost impossible” to beat President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in October’s presidential elections. Likewise, the business tycoon said that the government’s high popularity is due to “its own merits but also due to mistakes made by the opposition.”

  • 29/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK, Mujica reactivate train service connecting Argentina, Uruguay

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Uruguayan counterpart José “Pepe” Mujica met in the neighbouring country in order to reactivate a train line uniting both countries that had been out of service for the last 30 years.

  • 30/08/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't releases primaries' final results, CFK leads by 50.24%

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo announced the final voting results of the primary elections that took place last August 14th, with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner leading the presidential race by a 50.24 percent of the votes.

  • 01/09/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to celebrate Industry Day with UIA, CAME heads

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is to celebrate “Industry Day,” by meet with directors of the UIA industry union this evening. Tomorrow, the head of State will continue the festivities by receiving directors from the Argentine Confederation for Medium-sized Businesses (CAME).

  • 04/09/2011 | Argentina

    Chiche Duhalde warns CFK 'could seek re-reelection' in 2015

    Frente Popular Senator Hilda “Chiche” Duhalde warned that if President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is “reelected by a landslide” next October, this could encourage her to seek a re-reelection in 2015.

  • 05/09/2011 | Argentina

    Biolcati backpeddles, says he 'highly respects' 50% who voted for CFK

    The head of the Argentine Rural Society Hugo Biolcati decided to rectify his previous controversial statements towards the 50 percent of the population that chose to vote for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner during the last primary elections, and chose a more conciliatory tone towards the National Government.

  • 05/09/2011 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Our agricultural plan is key to Argentina's development'

    Speaking from the Tecnópolis science and technology theme park, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the Strategic Agrifood and Agrindustrial Plan (PEA), and assured that the country will produce “over 160 million tons” of grains as she presented the goals of the farming programme for 2020.

  • 06/09/2011 | Argentina

    Wikileaks II: former Cabinet Chief's negotiations with Clarin's CEO over CFK coverage

    After President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner officially launched her presidential campaign in the Argentino Theater in La Plata back in July 2007, then-US ambassador to Argentina Earl Anthony Wayne sent a confidential cable to Washington DC describing internal struggles within the Kirchnerite party and difficulties in the opposition.

  • 06/09/2011 | Argentina

    Wikileaks III: 'The Government has a point about Clarín'

    The US embassy closely followed the Media Law debate and the conflict between the Government and the Clarín media group, a confidential cable released by Wikileaks describes.

  • 07/09/2011 | Argentina

    CFK announces child allowance increase

  • 07/09/2011 | Argentina

    Argentina is 'not untouchable' in the face of global crisis, CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner warned that in the face of the complicated situation of the global economy, Argentina “is neither untouchable nor invulnerable,” but highlighted that had the crisis hit the country in a different time “it would have obliterated it.”

  • 08/09/2011 | Argentina

    'Software activity will expand aggressively in the coming years,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner defined herself as a “fan of industrial development” and added that “software activity would “expand aggressively in the coming years.” 

  • 09/09/2011 | Argentina

    CFK distributes land plots and laptops in Lanús

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner hosted an event at the Eva Perón Park in Lanús, where she handed over the deeds to 680 land plots, whilst also distributed laptops to local residents and students, in the mark of the Connect, Equality government scheme in place to benefit school children across the country.

  • 11/09/2011 | Argentina

    CFK travels to France to meet with Sarkozy

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner travelled to France accompanied by Foreign Minister, Héctor Timerman. The official visit will begin its planned activities on Monday. The President is to meet with her French pair, Nicolas Sarkozy, on Wednesday, news sources informed.

  • 12/09/2011 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Salta victim father in Paris

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is in France for a three day official visit to the country. CFK´s first official meeting was a gathering with Jean Michel Bouvier, father o Cassandra Bouvier, a French tourist brutally murdered in Salta.

  • 13/09/2011 | Argentina

    France: CFK signs agreement for the return of the MotoGP tourney to Argentina

    President Cristina Fernández kicked off the second day of her three-day visit to Paris with the inauguration of a photographic exhibition about the Dakar Rally editions in Argentina at the countries’ Embassy in the French capital today.

  • 14/09/2011 | Argentina

    Sarkozy praises Argentina's growth after meeting with CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met today with her counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy on the third and last day of her official visit to France. Sarkozy praised Argentina's economic development and CFK's leading role in Latin America.

  • 14/09/2011 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Argentina is a model of what a State that respects institutions should be'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended the ceremony where the grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo received the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize, a prize granted by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), and received by her leader, Estela de Carlotto. 

  • 16/09/2011 | Argentina

    'The world today looks upon us with curiosity and respect,' says CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner once again defended the economic model implemented since 2003 and proposed once more that all social and political sectors defend the “rights and conquests” met throughout her governance and that of her husband, the late Néstor Kirchner.

  • 19/09/2011 | Argentina

    'We've always focused on promoting scientific research,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated the new building for Molecular and Cellular Biology Institute, which belongs to the State-run Conicet scientific think-tank, and met with local entrepreneurs in Rosario, Santa Fe province.

  • 23/09/2011 | Argentina

    Malvinas: UK replies to CFK, rules out sovereignty talks

    In a statement issued, the government of Great Britain replied to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's statements, who had threatened to cancel flights to the Malvinas Islands.

  • 26/09/2011 | Argentina

    'They come with same old medicine that already ruined us,' CFK bashes int'l lenders

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended the opening ceremony of the inauguration of the Comahue-Cuyo 500 kilowatts power line network in Mendoza, and bashed international lenders and rate agencies.

  • 29/09/2011 | Argentina

    CFK inaugurates DNI centre, praises gov't's 'hard work, patriotism'

    Accompanied by Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo, Interior Secretary Marcio Babarosa Moreira, y and Renaper chief Mora Arqueta, the President praised the new DNI digital system stressing “these things can be achieved with hard work and patriotism.”

  • 05/10/2011 | Argentina

    'Only economic growth' will allow health coverage for all Argentines, CFK says

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended to the opening ceremony of the “Principe de Asturias” Hospital in the town of Villa Libertador, Córdoba in which both the governor and governor-elect were absent due to a trip abroad.

  • 06/10/2011 | Argentina

    CFK praises Jobs, inaugurates Scientific and Technological Hub

    President Cristina Fernández inaugurated on Thursday the new Scientific and Technological Hub at the City neighbourhood of Palermo, on the site previously occupied by the Giol winery company.

  • 07/10/2011 | Argentina

    CFK, Scioli inaugurate hospital in La Matanza

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner hosted the opening ceremony of the hospital dedicated to Buenos Aires vice-governor Alberto Balestrini, in the centre of La Matanza. The head of State was accompanied by Buenos Aires Province Governor, Daniel Scioli, and Health Minister, Juan Manzur.

  • 11/10/2011 | Argentina

    CFK calls off rally appearance due to low blood pressure

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner decided to cancel her attendance to a rally in San Justo due to a case of low blood pressure, her spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro announced.

  • 12/10/2011 | Argentina

    CFK's health shows 'improvement,' will resume official agenda tomorrow

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner showed “improvement” after suffering from a bout of hypotension yesterday, and will resume presidential activities as of tomorrow, said doctors from the Government House.

  • 14/10/2011 | Argentina

    CFK cancels activities on death of Alicia Kirchner's partner

    The Secretary General to the President informed that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner had suspended her activities, which included a visit to the Coninagro agricultural centre, on discovering the news of Elvio Macchi’s death, partner of Social Development Minister, Alicia Kirchner.

  • 17/10/2011 | Argentina

    CFK 'is committed to helping the farming sector grow,' Garetto assures

    After meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kircher, Coninagro leader Carlos Garetto assured that the President “remains committed to helping the farming sector,” and said that he considered the conflict sparked between her Government and the rural organizations after Resolution 125 “to be over.”

  • 17/10/2011 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Moreno is doing a very good job'

    While attending a meeting at the Coninagro headquarters on Monday, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that controversial Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno “is doing a very good job.” 

  • 18/10/2011 | Argentina

    'We are better prepared than ever to face a difficult world,' CFK

    During her visit to Gualeguaychú today, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner stated that “we are better prepared than ever to face a difficult world.” The President was attending a ceremony marking the city’s 228th anniversary in the final days of her campaign, ahead of Sunday's election.

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    Pope Francis responds to CFK salutation letter

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner tweeted that Pope Francis had replied to the salutation letter she sent him on Pontiff's Day last June 15.

  • 17/07/2013 | Argentina

    Reports say CFK may fly to Brazil to meet with Pope Francis

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner may fly to Río de Janeiro next week to meet with Pope Francis who is expected to arrive on Monday in the South American country to attend the 2013 World Youth Day.

  • 20/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Opposition runs away when things get difficult'

    Reaching out to new voters in Buenos Aires province where Martín Insaurralde will be competing as first Victory Front candidate in the upcoming PASO primaries, President CFK led today a campaign rally in the provincial locality of Moreno.

  • 22/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK postpones review of Milani's appointment until November

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner decided to postpone the Senate’s reviewing of Cesar Milani’s appointment as head of the Army amid increasing accusations of his direct involvement in illegal activities during the last military dictatorship.

  • 23/07/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition members call for Gov't to drop Milani's bid

    Opposition members urged President Fernández de Kirchner to call for the resignation of Army Chief César Milani, who is suspected of being involved in human rights violations during the last dictatorship between 1976-1983.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Rossi: ‘Milani never tendered his resignation’

    While attending a meeting in Tandil, Defence Minister Agustín Rossi denied that questioned Army Chief César Milani ever tendered his resignation. Milani is being questioned by the political opposition for his alleged ties to human rights violations.

  • 27/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK blasts ‘those who are nostalgic about the 90s'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner blasted the economic policies of the 90’s and those “who are nostalgic” about them, reaffirming that “the State system used to be completely unfair” before the Kirchnerite decade.

  • 28/07/2013 | Argentina

    Farmers accuse gov’t of corruption

    With strong words of criticism against the national government in his speech, the Argentine Rural Society president Luis Miguel Etchevehere yesterday inaugurated the 127th La Rural farm show in Palermo.

  • 30/07/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Unemployment rate falls to 7.2%

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the unemployment rate has fallen to 7.2, during a campaign rally with Victory Front candidates in Cañuelas, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'We need businessmen and workers to be savvy and intelligent'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner asked businessmen and workers to be "savvy and intelligent" in order to keep the level of economic activity and consumption and factories open.

  • 04/08/2013 | Argentina

    CFK flies to New York ahead of assuming UN presidency

    President Cristina Kirchner will travel on Sunday night to New York ahead of a planned speech on Tuesday before the United Nations Security Council, whose presidency Argentina will occupy throughout August.

  • 08/08/2013 | Argentina

    Anti-government protest in downtown Buenos Aires and Olivos

    Protesters gathered around Buenos Aires obelisk to participate in a new protest against the administration of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with top cabinet officials in Olivos

    Amid rumors about a possible cabinet shake up, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today held meetings at Olivos presidential residence with top cabinet officials.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    A defiant CFK calls for a 'one-on-one' discussion with CGT, bank, industry leaders

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today headed a rally at Tecnópolis science exhibition and delivered a heated speech as she is rushing to re launch the Victory Front’s race for October midterms.

  • 17/08/2013 | Argentina

    The Clarín call

    By Marcelo J. García

    Whenever Wall Street is happy, Argentines should not, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said on Wednesday, in her first speech since a hard voting day’s night. But she did not need to go all the way to the US to find some happy investors.

  • 21/08/2013 | Argentina

    Farmers and opposition unionists slam CFK ‘dialogue meeting’

    Farmers and unionists questioned President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's decision to exclude them from the meeting at the Patagonia Hotel in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz province.

  • 22/08/2013 | Argentina

    Construction Chamber head praises CFK talks with business, union leaders

    The head of the Argentine Chamber of Construction Gustavo Weiss came on stage today to give his opinion on yesterday’s summit between government officials, among them, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and business and union leaders.

  • 22/08/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'We are willing to improve what needs to be improved'

    Speaking at the Council of the Americas held in Buenos Aires, the governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli said the government led by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “must end as better as possible.” He said it’s time to “improve what needs to be improved” but urged to “defend what’s been achieved.”

  • 27/08/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't rises income tax floor to 15,000 pesos

    Only employees earning more than 15,000 pesos in gross salary will have to pay income tax starting September 1, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced yesterday.

  • 29/08/2013 | Argentina

    CFK in campaign: ‘The economic past is around the corner’

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated an industrial exposition in the southeast town of Berazategui, province of Buenos Aires.

  • 01/09/2013 | Argentina

    Of ideologies and Supreme Courts

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    For many people Argentina’s big problem today is an ideological polarization which, they think, prevails everywhere in a confrontation which does not do anybody any good.

  • 02/09/2013 | Argentina

    Chile reacts to CFK statements on LAN spat

    The Chilean government today explained president Sebastián Piñera abided by the law when he agreed to sell his share stake in LAN airlines before taking office.

  • 04/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK implies Macri connected to attempts to overthrow government

    As soon as she arrived in St Petersburg to attend the G20 meeting scheduled to begin tomorrow, president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner got into the Twitter spirit again and spitted out 40 tweets connecting Mayor of Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri with an alleged attempt to overthrow her government.

  • 06/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK, Putin, together in G20 family photo

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin today posed together in the traditional family photo of the G20 meeting held in St. Petersburg.

  • 06/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Majority of G20 leaders agreed on UN humanitarian intervention in Syria'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today revealed that the majority of the leaders who participated in the G20 meeting in St Petersburg rejected a military intervention in Syria adding that after the final discussions of the summit, there was “consensus” over a humanitarian intervention of the United Nations.

  • 11/09/2013 | Argentina

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

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

  • 14/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK's first interview in 4 years: vulture funds, country history and Perón

    In her first interview in four years President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner blasted vulture funds, reaffirming “the financial world's business aims to generate more debts”. She went through the Argentine history related to the external debts and her youth connected with Perón return to the country in 1973.

  • 14/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK restitutes free zones in Santa Cruz

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the return of free zones of Río Gallhos and Caleta Olivia to Santa Cruz province at the rally held today. Both zones officially joined the national electrical greed.

  • 15/09/2013 | Argentina

    Coupmongering in Argentine politics

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

  • 15/09/2013 | Argentina

    Cristina faces an uncertain future

    By James Neilson
    Argentina’s version of the rigid political system that was devised in the late 18th century by the “founding fathers” of the US works after a fashion when whoever happens to be president is reasonably popular. When he or she loses what the Chinese call “the mandate of heaven,” it breaks down.

  • 19/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK visits fire affected areas in Córdoba

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

  • 23/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK arrives in New York to attend UN General Assembly

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today arrived in New York to attend the 68° United Nations General Assembly to be held in the city.

  • 24/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK attacks UK militarisation of South Atlantic, nuclear subs

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner used today's speech in front of the UN General Assembly to once more criticise British military movements in the South Atlantic, condemning the use of nuclear submarines around the disputed Malvinas Islands.

  • 24/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK demands answers over AMIA attack

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner referred during the 68th United Nations assembly to the AMIA attack in 1994, asking the new president of the middle-eastern nation to give a definitive response over the accord signed almost a year ago.

  • 25/09/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA and DAIA confirm rejection of Iran agreement

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

  • 25/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK announces extension of Procrear credit plans

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

  • 26/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: Nation's resources belong to the people

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

  • 29/09/2013 | Argentina

    Santa Cruz's Peralta calls for unified Peronism 'without Victory Front'

    Santa Cruz governor Daniel Peralta has reiterated his support for a reunification of the Peronist Justicialist Party, excluding the Victory Front of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and admitted that Tigre mayor Sergio Massa could be a candidate to lead a rejuvenated Peronism.

  • 29/09/2013 | Argentina

    Macri: ‘CFK now picks up phone when I call her’

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri asserted that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “now picks up the phone” when he calls her, stating the next political stage will be one of “dialogue”.

  • 30/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK and Mujica meet over ex-Botnia dispute

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met today with Uruguayan counterpart José Mujica after the pair inaugurated a new boat belonging to ferry company Buquebús, in order to discuss matters related to the controversial paper plant formerly known as Botnia.

  • 01/10/2013 | Argentina

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

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

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

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

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

  • 04/10/2013 | Argentina

    'Like in Argentina, US opposition blackmails Obama over budget'

    While heading a rally to inaugurate a maternity hospital in Ciudad Evita locality, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner dedicated some words to the US government shutdown and the Obamacare battle between Democrats and Republicans in Congress.

  • 05/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK given month's rest, leaves campaign after haematoma diagnosis

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was diagnosed with a chronic subdural haematoma and prescribed one month off after suffering cardiac arrhythmia, Government House confirmed today. Vice President Amado Boudou will take the Cabinet for the upcoming 30 days.

  • 05/10/2013 | Argentina

    What is chronic subdural haematoma?

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was diagnosed with a chronic subdural haematoma today and prescribed a month of rest after spending 10 hours in the medical centre belonging to the Fundación Favaloro.

  • 05/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK steps down from campaign

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

  • 06/10/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli 'concerned' about CFK health

    Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli has expressed his concern over the wellbeing of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, implying that the head of state works herself too hard as she begins a month of recuperation.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

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

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

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou in charge of presidency

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

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK to undergo surgery

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

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    Kunkel denies constitutional crisis following CFK illness

    Kirchnerite lawmaker Carlos Kunkel has dismissed the possibility of a constitutional crisis unfolding due to the absence of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who tomorrow will undergo surgery on a subdural haematoma.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    The man who will perform the operation

    Cristian Fuster, chief of Neurosurgery at the Favaloro Foundation and one of the highest-regarded doctors in his field, will tomorrow perform the operation to treat a subdural haematoma on president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 08/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou to inaugurate bridge in Córdoba

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

  • 08/10/2013 | Argentina

    Mujica sends best wishes to CFK after surgery

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

  • 08/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou pays tribute to CFK as he assumes presidential duties

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

  • 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.

  • 13/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK discharged from hospital

    President Cristian Fernández de Kirchner has been discharged from the Favaloro Foundation hospital where she underwent surgery on a subdural haematoma after being given the all-clear from doctors.

  • 13/10/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: CFK will leave Argentina in 'optimal condition' in 2015

    BA governor Daniel Scioli has praised Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, stating that he believes the President will give her all in the next two years in order to leave Argentina in the best possible state.

  • 17/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: ‘The people are loyal to the President’

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

  • 23/10/2013 | Argentina

    Obama sends letter to CFK, wishes her a swift recovery

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

  • 24/10/2013 | Argentina

    Without recovering CFK, Victory Front closes Buenos Aires campaign

    By Damian Pachter

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Massa wins midterm vote in BA province

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Insaurralde hits back at Massa after 'dirty' campaign jibe

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

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Máximo Kirchner says CFK 'is doing very well'

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

  • 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.

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK's new medical report to be released this afternoon

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

  • 01/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK is recovering favorably

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

  • 05/11/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou: ‘Nothing will change this project”

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

  • 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.

  • 11/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK to return to office within a week

    Presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro has announced that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will resume official functions from Monday November 18, after completing a month of convalescence.

  • 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.

  • 12/11/2013 | Argentina

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

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

  • 13/11/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou criticises politicians who ‘make one proposal per day’

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

  • 17/11/2013 | Argentina

    Political parties return?

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

  • 17/11/2013 | Argentina

    Not exactly what the doctors ordered

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

  • 18/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK returns to work, meets with gov't officials

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

  • 18/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK's message: 'We are working as usual'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has made her first official appearance since retaking office today, speaking via a pre-recorded video in which she thanked the Argentine public for supporting her during the head of state's medically-enforced absence.

  • 18/11/2013 | Argentina

    Cristina switches her team: Capitanich cabinet chief, Kicillof economy minister

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has decided to make several changes to her cabinet of ministers following disappointing results for the Victory Front in October's legislative elections.

  • 19/11/2013 | Argentina

    Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno resigns

    Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno has presented his resignation to president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, just one day after the head of state announced several important changes to her ministerial team.

  • 20/11/2013 | Argentina

    Pichetto: Moreno exit was CFK's 'political decision'

    Miguel Ángel Pichetto, the leader of the Kirchnerite bloc in the Upper House, suggested today that the resignation of Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno was tendered due to a request from President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 20/11/2013 | Argentina

    CFK swears in new cabinet figures in Government House

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today returned to the Government House for the first time since retaking executive powers, as new members of the national cabinet were sworn in by the head of state.

  • 20/11/2013 | Argentina

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

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

  • 20/11/2013 | Argentina

    Cristina arrives at Government House

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    Recalde: Aerolineas' goal is to provide good service

    The head of Aerolíneas Argentinas Mariano Recalde has affirmed that the company's goal, as requested by president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, was to provide a quality service over profit.

  • 21/11/2013 | Argentina

    Kunkel: Election inspired recent cabinet changes

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

  • 23/11/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano warns 'No benefit, no agreement'

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

  • 24/11/2013 | Argentina

    The Capitanich of the ship

    By Martín Gambarotta
    It’s a fact: doctors have told President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who underwent head surgery on October 8 to drain a hematoma, to avoid stress. But what about the rest of you? How are you lot coping with the stress of living in Argentina?

  • 24/11/2013 | Argentina

    Cristina’s last stand

    By James Neilson
    Cristina’s economic “model” is a contraption worthy of Heath Robinson, the English cartoonist who preceded his US counterpart Rube Goldberg.

  • 24/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'There is no precedent for what has been achieved'

    New Chief of Cabinet Jorge Capitanich has defended his record as governor of the province of Chaco, stating that his time at the region's helm coincided with deep drops in poverty levels and improvements in living standards.

  • 01/12/2013 | Argentina

    A trying time for true believers

    By James Neilson
    For any government, changing course just because circumstances demand it is a difficult operation. For one that has invested so much time, effort and public money in strident propaganda as Cristina’s, it is even harder than it would be for most.

  • 01/12/2013 | Argentina

    Shale of the century

    By Martín Gambarotta
    There’s now a fair chance that Argentina’s future will be bright. Think of the soyfields. Think of Vaca Muerta, the vast oil and natural gas field. But for now Argentina is still one big argument about its present.

  • 01/12/2013 | Argentina

    A week in Argentina with everything in place

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    An intense, hyperactive and surprising week has just come to an end in this republic. As the president came out of mourning and while Chaco Governor Jorge Capitanich was at pains to show that he is a different kind of Cabinet chief, the political atmosphere seemed to clear with the approval rapidly showered on the brand-new official

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    Senate committee approves luxury goods tax

    Victory Front senators today ensured that a prospective tax on luxury cars and other high-value items passed an Upper House committee, and the bill will be discussed in the full Senate tomorrow.

  • 04/12/2013 | Argentina

    New Security, SEDRONAR authorities sworn in

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

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich blames Cordoba looting on 'planned actions'

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

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK pays respects to 'Indefatigable fighter' Mandela

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has expressed her sorrow over the passing of former South Africa leader Nelson Mandela, calling him a "worldwide example for the fight against racism and in support of human rights.

  • 06/12/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition demands to cancel Milani’s designation

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

  • 08/12/2013 | Argentina

    The looting season

    By James Neilson
    Unlike the looting spree that, to widespread bewilderment, wreaked havoc in London and other British cities a couple of years ago, what happened in Córdoba last week did not come as a surprise.

  • 08/12/2013 | Argentina

    Supermarket bargain-hunters

    By Michael Soltys
    Argentina has the reputation for being unpredictable but some of the past week’s main news items were all too predictable — what could be more obvious than open season against Córdoba supermarkets if the police are on strike or upping the credit card surcharge if tourist outlay abroad is heading into 11 digits?

  • 08/12/2013 | Argentina

    A week with everything out of place

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    Just as in the not-so-good old times, looting has returned to Argentina — more specifically to Córdoba and in tragic circumstances with two dead, hundreds of injured, absurd political spats and an exasperating social resentment lying underneath the nation’s skin.

  • 08/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK to undergo routine medical exams

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will tomorrow undergo a routine medical check-up, as the head of state completes two months since an operation to remove a subdural haematoma.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK cleared to fly after routine tests

    Presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro has confirmed that president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been cleared to resume aerial travel, after undergoing routine medical checks scheduled as part of her recovery from surgery.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Lootings are no coincidence'

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'The police cannot organize delinquency'

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

  • 14/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich calls for 'Popular participation' in Security Forces control

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

  • 15/12/2013 | Argentina

    Law & order on the cheap

    By James Neilson
    The Kirchnerite government is in a bind.
    It knows it must do something to protect honest citizens from the thugs who prey on them, if only because that is what governments are for, but it lacks the necessary financial and human resources to do much more than keep its fingers crossed and hope for the best.

  • 15/12/2013 | Argentina

    Who’s on top of the cops?

    By Michael Soltys
    Despite everything, the most important event last week was the 30th anniversary of continuous democracy but it will not be the subject of today’s column — no disrespect intended but we dedicated eight pages to this milestone last Tuesday.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK heads security force promotions in Government House

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today led a ceremony marking the promotions of individuals from Argentina's security forces, in an event which took place in the White Room of Government House.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets DAIA authorities

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

  • 18/12/2013 | Argentina

    Government inaugurates power line network

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

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Teamsters receive Christmas bonus after strike threat

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

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK heads Milani promotion ceremony

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

  • 20/12/2013 | Argentina

    Cameron slams 'Argentina's campaign'

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

  • 21/12/2013 | Argentina

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

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

  • 29/12/2013 | Argentina

    Married to the mob

    By James Neilson
    Though Cristina says she will call it quits when her term as president comes to an end, nobody would be in the least surprised were she to change her mind long before that dark day approaches.

  • 02/01/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 05/01/2014 | Argentina

    Where is CFK?

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Police forces go on strike. Power fails in the middle of a heat wave. Taxman goes on plush holiday to Rio. What next? 2014.

  • 05/01/2014 | Argentina

    The land of the eternal yellow alert

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    The year 2014 dawned with a heat wave, a brand-new luxury tax and a three-month extension of a capital whitewash with such meagre returns hitherto. And no less than 870 Chinese supermarkets announced their decision to sue the state to the tune of 50 million pesos for their losses in last month’s looting.

  • 06/01/2014 | Argentina

    President Kirchner back in BA City

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

  • 07/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK holds meetings with her cabinet

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

  • 11/01/2014 | Argentina

    Victory Front lawmaker unveils possible candidates for 2015

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

  • 19/01/2014 | Argentina

    Mourning, US dollars and coups d’état

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    In this strange, boiling, porteño summer, the prevailing mood continues to be stoked by people who seem specifically specialized in fanning the flames so that the country approaches once again confrontations that will have no winners and only losers, except for the powerful groups that have always run the show, as the unforgettable María Elena Walsh used to say.

  • 20/01/2014 | Argentina

    Energy bills rise by 27% in several provinces

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

  • 21/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to reappear in public

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

  • 25/01/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano slams Gov’t economic policy

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

  • 25/01/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 26/01/2014 | Argentina

    It is still Cristina country

    By James Neilson
    For several years now, Argentina has been a one-woman show. It still is. Even when Cristina takes some time off and neglects her Twitter account, the country continues to revolve around her.

  • 26/01/2014 | Argentina

    Watching the bonfire from the inferno

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    Despite unrelenting heat and record-breaking temperatures, what most affects the national mood is, of course, the continuous economic overheating organized by minority and corporate sectors which are extremely powerful and who have long demonstrated their capacity to fire their torpedoes below the Plimsoll line of any government.

  • 26/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Fidel Castro in Cuba

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today left Havana's Nacional hotel to meet with ex-Cuban revolutionary leader and head of state Fidel Castro, with whom she will share a lunch.

  • 27/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK criticises banks, financial 'speculators'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner used her personal Twitter account to rail against figures in the banking and financial industries, which according to the head of state used speculative practices to send Argentina into default in 2001.

  • 27/01/2014 | Argentina

    Cristina gives further details on meeting with Castro

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today revealed the outcomes of meetings held with former Cuba head of state Fidel Castro emphasising that she was "enchanted" to have been invited to lunch by the legendary revolutionary figure.

  • 28/01/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano and Barrionuevo: ‘CGT factions are unified’

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

  • 28/01/2014 | Argentina

    Elliot CEO slams bondholders' 'Bizarre' judicial proposal

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

  • 28/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK tells Latin American nations: 'We must see ourselves as one economic bloc'

    President Cristina Fernández has called on other nations in the Latin American region to think and act as one economic entity, during the CELAC summit held in Havana, Cuba.

  • 29/01/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof announces deal to roll back consumer prices

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

  • 29/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK undergoes medical checks at Austral Hospital

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has undergone a routine check-up for bank pain at the Austral Hospital in the Buenos Aires city of Pilar .

  • 30/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to undergo physiotherapy treatment on hip syndrome

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

  • 30/01/2014 | Argentina

    Government backs agriculture export tax

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

  • 31/01/2014 | Argentina

    Prudence not avarice, Liasion Board tells gov't

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

  • 31/01/2014 | Argentina

    CFK meets Japan's Prince Akishino and wife

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

  • 02/02/2014 | Argentina

    For a fistful of dollars

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Relax, the currency exchange clamp has been eased by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration. But relax at your own risk. And can you really ever relax in politically-volatile Argentina?

  • 02/02/2014 | Argentina

    The theory and practice of the red circle

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

  • 02/02/2014 | Argentina

    Kirchnerites in the hot seat

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

  • 04/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK announces 11.3 percent pension rise

  • 04/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to businesses: Stop lying to Argentine people

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

  • 06/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Kicillof, Capitanich at Olivos

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

  • 10/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK defends Precios Cuidados price-watch program

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

  • 10/02/2014 | Argentina

    President meets families of Barracas fire victims

    The head of state received them in a private meeting at the government house. The fire claimed the lives of nine members of the fire service and civil defence units, after engulfing an Iron Mountain facility located in the BA City neighbourhood of Barracas.

  • 12/02/2014 | Argentina

    Berni refuses to rule out Barracas warehouse fire as intentional

    One week after the tragic blaze that hit a warehouse in the City warehouse of Barracas, Security Secretary Sergio Berni affirmed that investigators were not ruling out the possibility that the fire which claimed the lives of nine people was set intentionally.

  • 12/02/2014 | Argentina

    President to receive reformed Penal Code

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is tomorrow expected to receive the reformed Penal Code, put together by a special commission and which could be discussed in Congress as soon as March 1.

  • 12/02/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 13/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK undergoes medical checks at Favaloro

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

  • 21/02/2014 | Argentina

    Wage talks: no agreement between Government and teachers

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

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 27/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua

    Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua today met with Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner at the Olivos presidential residence. He held a meeting earlier with his Argentine counterpart Héctor Timerman, in a South American tour that has begun in Bolivia, and will continue in Uruguay and Brazil.

  • 27/02/2014 | Argentina

    'Torture by provincial police’ concerns US State Department

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

  • 27/02/2014 | Argentina

    Repsol signs agreement for YPF expropriation

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

  • 01/03/2014 | Argentina

    Massa warns about 'contradictions' in CFK's anti-picket comment

    Head of the Renewal Front Sergio Massa welcomed President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s “prudent and respectful” Congress speech but considered a “contradiction” her criticism of pickets and kirchnerite organizations's "way of action.”

  • 02/03/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli calls for a 'constructive dialogue' with Massa

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

  • 05/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to travel to France to meet with Hollande

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will travel to Paris on March 19 after receiving an invitation from her French counterpart Francois Hollande.

  • 10/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK praises 'new democratic government' after Bachelet meeting

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today met with Chilean president-elect Michelle Bachelet, and praised the beginning of a "new democratic government" ahead of tomorrow's inauguration.

  • 10/03/2014 | Argentina

    Timerman: European Union seeks 'direct dialogue' with Argentina

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman has revealed that the European Union has requested direct talks with Argentina, after a meeting held between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and European Commission vice-president Antonio Tajani.

  • 13/03/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof : No winners or losers in YPF-Repsol deal

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

  • 16/03/2014 | Argentina

    Crime and punishment

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Things in December were moving incredibly fast. Things in January were also hectic. Ask President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and she will tell you that the pacemaker was a “run on banks,” orchestrated by powerful corporations to weaken the peso and make the Central Bank lose foreign currency reserves.

  • 16/03/2014 | Argentina

    Law and order back in fashion

    By James Neilson
    Sergio Massa stole a march on all his rivals by suddenly making law and order his pet issue. That gambit could make his life a bit harder should be succeed Cristina in the Pink House, because he would then be expected to back up his words with some forceful measures, but in the meantime it will do him no harm at all.

  • 17/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK, Pope share lunch in the Vatican, talk about insecurity, inclusion, LatAm region

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Pope Francis today shared a lunch which lasted two hours and a half at Santa Marta residence in the Vatican. It's the third time the Argentine head of state and Francis meet since the latter was elected pontiff one year ago.

  • 17/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK blasts 'double standards' in Crimea, Malvinas comparison

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has criticised what she dubbed a "double standard" from the United Kingdom, due to the nation condemning the Crimean referendum on union with Russia while supporting the rights of Malvinas residents to hold a vote on their future.

  • 18/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK attends homage to Napoleon in Paris

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today attended a ceremony which paid homage to emperor Napoleon at the National Residence of the Invalids in Paris, where she was received with military honours.

  • 18/03/2014 | Argentina

    Senate commission ready to sign approval of YPF-Repsol deal

    Government senators will tomorrow sign committee approval for the deal that will compensate Repsol for the expropriation of a majority of YPF shares, in spite of criticism from indigenous groups, specialists and opposition figures who questioned the figures for the petroleum company and the environmental impact.

  • 19/03/2014 | Argentina

    Filmus slams UK lack of dialogue, 'aggressive moves' over Malvinas

    Malvinas Secretary Daniel Filmus has urged Great Britain to re-enter talks concerning the sovereignty of the disputed South Atlantic archipelago, while condemning what he called "aggressive moves" around the islands on the part of the UK government.

  • 19/03/2014 | Argentina

    YPF-Repsol deal to be debated in Senate after commission approval

    A bill supporting the agreement with Spanish corporation Repsol over the expropriation of YPF will be voted on by the Senate next Wednesday, after members of two Upper House commissions today cleared the project for debate.

  • 23/03/2014 | Argentina

    The Francis factor

    By Martín Gambarotta
    All right, a year has gone by since he was chosen and Argentine-born Pope Francis is a sensation in the Catholic world, and beyond. But locally the question of what political implications Francis’ rise might bring on the domestic front still remains.

  • 24/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK remembers late husband Néstor on Day of Remembrance

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today paid tribute to her late husband and former head of state Néstor Kirchner, uploading a photo of the Santa Cruz native on social network Twitter.

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK praises public, private partnerships in Aeroparque launch

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

  • 27/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK urges businesses to not raise prices after keeping subsidies

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

  • 30/03/2014 | Argentina

    Austerity by stealth

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

  • 30/03/2014 | Argentina

    Footing the bill

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

  • 31/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK calls for inclusion as solution to violence

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has called on Argentina to work towards social inclusion and reject calls for violence and reprisals, following a wave of violent civilian apprehensions of individuals suspected of committing crimes.

  • 03/04/2014 | Argentina

    Malvinas residents mock CFK 'nuclear base' assertion via Twitter

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

  • 04/04/2014 | Argentina

    CFK becomes godmother of gay couple's son

    The first child of a same-sex couple to be baptized with approval by the Argentine Catholic Church has come to have a more-than-special godmother: President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 06/04/2014 | Argentina

    Cristina takes the moral high ground

    By James Neilson
    Cristina is in a motherly mood these days so she must have had David Cameron’s best interests at heart when she chided him for spending lots of public money on childish warlike pursuits instead of taking a leaf out of her book and sharing some of what he has among jobless youngsters.

  • 06/04/2014 | Argentina

    Recalde calls for City to be painted 'blue and white' in PJ vote

    Candidate for the Justicialist Party Metropolitan Congress Mariano Recalde has called on peronist politicians to reclaim the city of Buenos Aires, as he placed his vote in today's elections for the party.

  • 08/04/2014 | Argentina

    CFK on lynchings: ‘Some people want us to return to barbarism’

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has commented on the lynching cases that happened last week in Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, and other provinces, saying some people “want us to return to barbarism.”

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    ‘We face our problems, don’t blame others’

    “We are problem solvers. We face difficulties and don’t blame others,” President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said as she announced infrastructure works in La Plata and inaugurated the new Psychology Faculty building at the La Plata University.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    World Bank requests 'macroeconomic adjustment' for Argentina

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

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 13/04/2014 | Argentina

    Euphemisms, violence and danger

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    The strike called by the right and left — Argentina’s latest oxymoron — ended all too predictably with no more achievements than the overacted joy of Messrs. Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo, as well as the discreet delight of Luis Etchevehere, the president of the Rural Society.

  • 13/04/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano muscle

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Thursday’s national strike called by opposition unions was big. The strike was observed by major transport sector unions, including the bus drivers. Strikes are called very often. Even general strikes are not rare here.

  • 13/04/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano rules out 'immediate' return to strike action

    Trade union heavyweight and CGT Azopardo leader Hugo Moyano has defended the general strike held on Thursday alongside fellow union boss Luis Barrionuevo, while also asserting that further action was unlikely in the immediate future.

  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    CFK signs bill fighting unregistered employment

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

  • 20/04/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli: No single law can solve crime issue

    Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires Daniel Scioli has admitted that there is no easy solution to the issue of crime in the region, also explaining that his passing of emergency laws was a reaction to more violent attacks by thieves and law-breakers.

  • 20/04/2014 | Argentina

    Running out the clock

    By Martín Gambarotta
    If Axel Kicillof really is the dyed-in-the-wool Marxist some of his admirers and many of his detractors say he is, meeting all those IMF people may have been a distasteful experience for him.

  • 20/04/2014 | Argentina

    The IMF plays hard to get

    By James Neilson
    It’s not difficult to comprehend why the critics see so many things wrong with Argentina right now. For instance Axel Kicillof, the Economy minister, announced that March’s inflation rate clocked in at 2.6 percent, according to the new nationwide consumer price index as measured by the INDEC’s statistics bureau.

  • 21/04/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: I want to leave next president a better country

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today praised the work carried out by herself and late husband Nestor Kirchner during over a decade of holding the Argentine presidency, stating that she had no doubt that her successor would inherit a healthier country than in 2003.

  • 23/04/2014 | Argentina

    CFK meets China Foreign Minister Wang Yi

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

  • 24/04/2014 | Argentina

    CFK signs bilateral agreements with UAE’s Prime Minister

    President Kirchner met with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum, United Arab Emirates’ Prime Minister and signed bilateral agreements to boost investments in Argentina.

  • 27/04/2014 | Argentina

    Pope asks Domínguez: How is Cristina?

    Pope Francis today met with a delegation of Argentine politicians led by Lower House president Julían Domínguez, and asked the politician about head of state Cristina Fernández de Kirchner following the ceremony which canonized John Paul II and John XXIII.


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