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19.06.2014

Argentina Alleges Extortion After Supreme Court Sides with Vulture Funds Preying on Sovereign Debt

Argentina Alleges Extortion After Supreme Court Sides with Vulture Funds Preying on Sovereign Debt

Democracy Now! We look at a case that is being called the “trial of the century” in how poor countries repay sovereign debt. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Argentina over its $1.5 billion debt in a ruling critics say validates predatory behavior by so-called… »

01.06.2014

Argentina Reaches Deal to Repay Debts Without IMF Involvement

Argentina Reaches Deal to Repay Debts Without IMF Involvement

Democracy Now! Argentina has reached a landmark deal with a group of creditor nations to repay its longstanding debt without the involvement of the International Monetary Fund. Argentina is still trying to recover from a massive economic crisis and default more than a decade ago, which followed years… »

25.03.2014

Argentina Gets More Support in Litigation over Vulture Funds

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… »

06.02.2014

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… »

25.01.2014

Argentine Activists Win First Round Against Monsanto Plant

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… »

11.01.2014

Blackouts in Argentina Highlight Failings of Privatisation

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… »

10.12.2013

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

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,… »

30.10.2013

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

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… »

24.10.2013

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… »

17.10.2013

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

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… »

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