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Argentina Gets More Support in Litigation over Vulture Funds

Buenos Aires, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Argentina got more support before the deadline set by the U.S. Supreme Court, where it filed an appeal against a New York judge''s ruling favoring vulture funds that might have unpredictable consequences. On Monday, when the deadline was set, Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, the NGO Jubilee and several banks, including Gramercy and Puente, signed up as friends of the ...

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Crises swamping developing economies

By Martin Khor* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis   GENEVA (IDN) - Several developing countries are now being engulfed in new economic crises as their currency and stock markets are experiencing sharp falls, and the end is not yet in sight. The “sell-off” in emerging economies has also spilled over to the American and European stock markets, thus causing global turmoil. Countries whose currencies were affecte ...

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Argentina: “The Government faces interests that want the market to regulate the economy”

Congressman Carlos Heller, of the New Encounter Movement, said that “the Government is now facing interests that want the market to regulate the economy”. He added that the Government “is facing this situation by opposing the increase of speculative prices and taking a close look into each of the chains of value”. "The eternal discussion on who runs the economy is now open between a State that is present, w ...

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Argentine Activists Win First Round Against Monsanto Plant

By Fabiana Frayssinet for IPS news CORDOBA, Argentina, Jan 25 2014 (IPS) - Residents of a town in Argentina have won the first victory in their fight against biotech giant Monsanto, but they are still at battle stations, aware that winning the war is still a long way off. For four months activists in Malvinas Argentinas, a town in the central province of Cordoba, have maintained a blockade of the constructi ...

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Blackouts in Argentina Highlight Failings of Privatisation

By Fabiana Frayssinet for IPS BUENOS AIRES, Jan 10 2014 (IPS) - Record temperatures at the start of the southern hemisphere summer in Argentina have been accompanied by highs on the thermometer of social discontent, as consumption peaks left thousands without electricity and threw into sharp focus the failings of the privatisation of the power industry in the 1990s. The power outages have gradually become l ...

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In an unprecedented show of support, 500 British citizens attend Ambassador Alicia Castro’s call for dialogue over the Malvinas

Argentinean Embassy Press Release The Latin American Conference, taking place annually, is a large gathering of all British activists supporting Latin American countries. Participants include renowned trade union leaders, journalists, academics and political activists. Last year saw Argentina participate in this conference for the first time. Previously only Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Nicaragua h ...

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Assange praised Argentina’s struggle against news media monopolies

Télam: Trough videoconference with Mar del Plata, from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London where he remains as a political refugee, Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, said that “the struggle against news media monopolies is the struggle of a whole nation, because a country is as good as its communications media.” He also praised Argentina by saying that “it has struggled a lot in that sense.” Assange sp ...

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Argentina: “The Audiovisual Communications Law does not affect freedom of expression”

Supreme Court Chairman Ricardo Lorenzetti defended the constitutionality of the Audiovisual Communications Law and held that “there is no evidence that if affects freedom of expression.” “We have the institutional responsibility to explain the content of the Court ruling and to convey certainty to the population. This is the same Supreme Court of before,” Lorenzetti told Radio Continental. He also ratified ...

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UN granted award to Argentina’s program for the Voluntary Surrender of Firearms

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) has granted its “2013 Future Policy Award” to Argentina, for its National Voluntary Surrender of Firearms Program.  From New York, Justice Minister Julio Alak said that the prize acknowledged “an Argentina’s sustained policy that proves that a change is possible when there is a political will.”The award, granted for the first time this year, is aimed ...

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Evo Morales receives award from the Faculty of Journalism and Communications at the University of La Plata, Argentina

The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, during a speech at the School of Journalism at the University of La Plata, in the province of Buenos Aires, said that "when the media are in private hands they are unpatriotic and against Latin America". On the occasion he was appointed honorary Professor to the chair of South American Studies and Communications of that university and honoured as distinguished Visitor ...

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