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  • 29/01/2015 | Argentina

    'Most intelligence agents will stay on'

    By Federico Poore
    During a long, relaxed interview with the Herald, Rossi defended the role of the National Military Strategic Intelligence Directorate and the budget allocated for all programmes led by controversial Milani.

  • 24/03/2015 | Argentina

    UK to reinforce military presence in Malvinas Islands

    The UK will be reinforcing its military presence in the disputed Malvinas Islands with the coalition government of Prime Minister David Cameron expected to unveil its plan in a special session in the British parliament today.

  • 23/06/2015 | Argentina

    'Scioli will rule with all FpV support'

  • 05/11/2013 | Argentina

    'We have new Armed Forces,' Hebe de Bonafini

    For the head of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo organization, the finding of Junta-era documents is “too significant” as she praised government efforts to “transform the Armed Forces.” “We need them to support and defend our homeland, not to take control of it,” Hebe de Bonafini said.

  • 12/11/2013 | Argentina

    Rossi rejects cabinet shuffle versions, targets 'media speculation'

    After this weekend’s news confirming President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be resuming duties as for Monday, Defence Minister Agustín Rossi rejected versions that have alleged to a possible cabinet shuffle. No such changes loom on the Kirchnerite horizon, Rossi affirmed.

  • 06/05/2014 | Argentina

    Rossi: Argentine people won't forget Kirchnerite 'fulfillments'

    Argentines will not forget about Kirchnerism's fulfillments over the past years, certainly backing a "political proposal that guarantees what started in 2003," the defence minister has affirmed.

  • 12/02/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA: Argentina-Iran accord at risk

    The Iranian government delivered a series of contradictory messages today regarding the accord with Argentina to investigate the AMIA Jewish community centre bombing. A spokesmnan for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Ramin Menhanparast, denied early this morning that Defence Minister Ahhmand Vahidi, a suspect in the case, will be questioned over the attack. His comments prompted a strong reaction from DAIA and AMIA Jewish community groups,  which ratified their stance against the memorandum, which seems at risk.

  • 30/05/2013 | Argentina

    Agustín Rossi 'grateful' for being tapped for Defence Ministry

    The head of the Victory Front caucus (FPV) in the Lower House, Agustín Rossi, said he is “grateful” to the President Fernández for tapping him to become the new Defence Minister, in replacement of Arturo Purichelli.

  • 05/11/2013 | Argentina

    Rossi praises Junta-era finding as 'historic'

    After announcing the discovery of dictatorship-era documents yesterday, Defence Minister Agustín Rossi pointed out the finding was a result “not of a judicial order but the decision of an Air Force chief.”

  • 03/09/2012 | Argentina

    Malvinas: 'Islanders referendum's a total parody,' Puricelli

    By Sebastián Penelli
    Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli bashed the coming referendum announced by the Malvinas Islands Legislative Assembly for March 2013 on the islanders’ "political status", thus hoping to bring an end to the continuing dispute with Argentina over the islands' sovereignty.

  • 15/10/2012 | Argentina

    Navy chief resigns, Vice-Admiral takes charge

    Vice-Admiral Daniel Alberto Martín was designated as the new head of the Navy, replacing Rear-Admiral Luis María González Day, who yesterday gave in his resignation to Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli.

  • 09/01/2013 | Argentina

    'The battle against vulture funds has been won'

    Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli assured that the arrival of the Libertad Frigate to Argentina, after being impounded in Ghana for 77 days, means "the victory of the battle against the worst of the financial speculations, which are the vulture funds."

  • 01/05/2012 | Argentina

    Puricelli assures will insist on claims over militarization of South Atlantic

    Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli assured that the Argentina government will reiterate its claims over the UK militarization at the Malvinas Islands and highlighted the backing of the Latin American country in the fight for the sovereignty of the achipelago.

  • 14/06/2012 | Argentina

    Puricelli deems UK PM's remarks, 'almost pathetic'

    Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli deemed UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s remarks ‘almost pathetic’ after the UK official spoke in the House of Commons yesterday, making clear his support for the Malvinas islanders’ referendum.

  • 30/06/2012 | Argentina

    Defence Minister travels to Beijing

    Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli left for Beijing today, amid new plans to boost bilateral relations between the two countries, which were decided on during Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao’s recent visit to Argentina.

  • 18/07/2012 | World

    Syrian defence minister killed in bomb attack

    Syria's defence minister was killed in a bomb attack on a high level security meeting in Damascus today, state television said, as the revolt against Bashar al-Assad struck at the heart of the president's inner circle.

  • 31/01/2013 | World

    France backs possible UN force in Mali

    French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian today backed the idea of sending a United Nations peacekeeping force into Mali, saying France would play a role in any such plan.

  • 08/10/2011 | World

    Cameron steps into defence minister row

    Prime Minister David Cameron stepped into a row surrounding his defence secretary's working relationship with a former flatmate today by demanding initial findings of an inquiry be delivered within 48 hours.

  • 02/12/2011 | World

    ICC prosecutor seeks Sudan defence minister's arrest

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor requested an arrest warrant for Sudan's defence minister as part of the court's investigation into atrocities in the Darfur conflict, a move that Khartoum dismissed as "political".

  • 30/12/2011 | World

    UK unveils secret files over Malvinas Islands war

    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had been informed about the risks of reducing the Royal Army a year before the Argentine invasion of the Malvinas Islands in 1982, stated the secret files unveiled.

  • 27/09/2011 | Latin America

    Bolivia gov't minister quits over police crack down

    Bolivia's interior minister resigned as leftist President Evo Morales tries to limit political damage from a police crackdown on protesters opposed to the construction of a road through the Amazon.

  • 25/11/2011 | Latin America

    Special forces man named Guatemala defence minister

    Guatemala's president-elect, Otto Perez, underlined his determination to get tough on violent crime by picking a senior officer of the feared special forces to be defence minister.

  • 25/08/2012 | Latin America

    Colombia's president says to keep defence minister in post

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he would not remove his embattled defense minister in a cabinet shake-up despite growing criticism over an increasing number of attacks by Marxist guerrillas in Latin America's No. 4 economy.

  • 13/01/2011 | Latin America

    Chile's defence minister resigns

    Chile's Defence Minister resigned, the government said, the first minister to leave the Cabinet since President Sebastian Piñera took power last year.

  • 14/01/2011 | Latin America

    Chile's Piñera reshuffles cabinet, keeps Larraín

    Chilean President Sebastián Piñera shook up his cabinet, reassigning four portfolios after a slide in his approval rating but keeping respected Finance Minister Felipe Larraín in his post.

  • 04/08/2011 | Latin America

    Brazil’s Defence Minister resigns

    Brazilian Defence Minister Nelson Jobim tendered his resignation only hours after he made disparaging comments about fellow officials during an interview.


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