May 21, 2015

Weatherford sees ‘only upside’ in Argentine oil and gas

BUENOS AIRES, May 21 (Reuters) – Weatherford Drilling
International expects to win contracts in the next two or three
months to deploy rigs to Argentina where foreign energy majors
are exploring one of the world’s largest shale resources, a
senior company official said on Thursday.

Warren Levy, the firm’s operations director for Latin
America, described the South American country as a “target
market” that had stayed strong even after international oil
prices spiraled downward.

May 15, 2015

Boca’s place in Cup at stake after fan violence

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Disciplinary proceedings against Boca Juniors were opened on Friday by The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) after at least one of their fans attacked rival River Plate players with what appeared to be pepper spray.

Four River Plate players were taken to hospital on Thursday following the incident and Argentina’s security chief slammed Boca for failing to protect their rivals during the last-16 second leg superclasico.

May 15, 2015

Soccer-Argentine security chief slams Boca over attack

BUENOS AIRES, May 15 (Reuters) – Argentina’s security chief slammed Boca Juniors on Friday for failing to protect River Plate players who were attacked with what appeared to be pepper spray during a superclasico match.

Four River Plate players went to hospital on Thursday after being targeted following halftime in one of the country’s most hotly-anticipated matches, forcing the Libertadores Cup last-16 second leg to be abandoned.

May 15, 2015

Soccer: Argentine security chief slams Boca over possible pepper-spray attack

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s security chief slammed Boca Juniors on Friday for failing to protect River Plate players who were attacked with what appeared to be pepper spray during their superclasico match.

Four River Plate players were taken to hospital on Thursday after they were targeted following half-time in one of Argentina’s most hotly-anticipated matches, forcing the knock out tie in the Libertadores Cup to be abandoned.

May 15, 2015

Argentine security chief slams Boca over attack on rivals

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s security chief slammed Boca Juniors on Friday for failing to protect River Plate players who were attacked with what appeared to be pepper spray during their superclasico match.

Four River Plate players were taken to hospital on Thursday after they were targeted following half-time in one of Argentina’s most hotly-anticipated matches, forcing the knock out tie in the Libertadores Cup to be abandoned.

May 15, 2015

Soccer-Argentine security chief slams Boca over attack on rivals

BUENOS AIRES, May 15 (Reuters) – Argentina’s security chief slammed Boca Juniors on Friday for failing to protect River Plate players who were attacked with what appeared to be pepper spray during their superclasico match.

Four River Plate players were taken to hospital on Thursday after they were targeted following half-time in one of Argentina’s most hotly-anticipated matches, forcing the knock out tie in the Libertadores Cup to be abandoned.

May 14, 2015

Argentine government angers foes by questioning top judge’s health

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The Argentine government’s call for medical tests to evaluate a Supreme Court judge’s mental and physical health has placed the independence of the country’s judiciary under tight scrutiny for a second time this year.

The government has fiercely questioned 97-year-old Carlos Fayt’s ability to continue in his post and earlier this week a congressional committee, dominated by the ruling party and its allies, called for the judge’s health to be evaluated.

Apr 14, 2015

Argentina’s Scioli walks tightrope in hunt for party faithful, swing voters

LANUS, Argentina, April 14 (Reuters) – Daniel Scioli, the
front-running candidate for the ruling party ticket in
Argentina’s presidential election, has a new buzz word:
“gradualismo”, or “gradual change”.

It is hardly a slogan to set the campaign trail ablaze ahead
of the October 25 election. Instead it illustrates the tightrope
act he needs to pull off as he tries to win the support of
outgoing leftist President Cristina Fernandez’s loyalists while
tapping a rich vein of undecided voters demanding change.

Apr 8, 2015

Argentina sues Citibank over deal with holdout creditors

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina is suing Citibank
Argentina for striking a deal with a group of U.S. creditors
fighting the government over unpaid debt, its economy minister
said on Wednesday, marking a fresh low in deteriorating
relations between it and the bank.

Citibank Argentina, a subsidiary of Citigroup, found
itself at the centre of a lengthy court battle after the
government demanded it process interest payments on exchanged
debt, in defiance of U.S. court orders.

Mar 28, 2015

Argentina suspends Citibank Argentina from capital market operations

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The Argentine securities regulator
said on Friday Citibank Argentina had violated local laws in
striking a deal with litigating U.S. hedge funds and suspended
the bank from conducting capital market operations.

Under the accord, Citibank agreed not to appeal a U.S. court
ruling that interest payments on Argentina’s restructured local
law bonds could not be processed if the bank was allowed to make
two one-off payments to help it exit its local custody business.