Jan 30, 2015

Argentina’s Fernandez dents credibility by playing victim

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 30 (Reuters) – President Cristina
Fernandez hunkered down in her presidential residence for a week
before speaking about the mysterious death of a state prosecutor
who claimed she sought to whitewash Iran’s alleged involvement
in a 1994 bomb attack on Argentine soil.

When she did, Argentines were left in little doubt who she
viewed as the victim in the scandal.

Jan 27, 2015

Argentine president plans to dissolve spy agency after prosecutor’s death

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 26 (Reuters) – President Cristina
Fernandez plans to disband Argentina’s intelligence agency amid
suspicions that rogue agents were behind the mysterious death of
a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish
community center.

In her first televised address since Alberto Nisman was
found dead with a single bullet to the head, Fernandez said on
Monday night she would send Congress a bill creating a new
security body that would be more transparent.

Jan 1, 2015
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Dec 23, 2014

Argentina to cut crude oil, petrol pump prices – oil union head

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Argentina’s central
government and oil pumping provinces have agreed to cut the
fixed price of crude oil produced and sold in the country, a
step that would likely ease price pressures on consumers facing
one of the world’s highest inflation rates.

President Cristina Fernandez’s leftist government has
consistently set the price of local crude below international
market prices, but the slump in global oil prices has now left
Argentine consumers suffering while producers benefit.

Dec 21, 2014
Dec 21, 2014

Captive orangutan has human right to freedom, Argentine court rules

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a “non-human person” unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported on Sunday.

Animal rights campaigners filed a habeas corpus petition – a document more typically used to challenge the legality of a person’s detention or imprisonment – in November on behalf of Sandra, a 29-year-old Sumatran orangutan at the Buenos Aires zoo.

Dec 13, 2014

Argentina bond top-up fails, reserves still under siege

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Argentina’s first
dollar-denominated bond issue since it defaulted on its debt in
July has flopped, dealing a blow to government efforts to shore
up its low foreign reserves.

Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said on Friday that Argentina
received offers worth just $286 million, far below the $3
billion of Bonar24 paper offered by the government. The economy
ministry later said all bids were accepted.