Argentina

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… »

11.10.2013

Inter American Development Bank (IADB), Argentina and vulture funds

Inter American Development Bank (IADB), Argentina and vulture funds

IADB MEETING IN WASHINGTON Minister Lorenzino from Argentina warned about vulture funds negative impact on the financial system Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino warned on the negative impact that vulture funds might have on the international financial system, during an encounter organized by the Inter American Development Bank (IADB). »

11.09.2013

“One peso invested in culture means five pesos saved in security”

“One peso invested in culture means five pesos saved in security”

Telam, The Argentinean Secretary of Culture Jorge Coscia, remarked today that “one peso invested in culture means five pesos saved in security” and reinforced that the culture “is reinvigorating, especially among most vulnerable sectors.” The official said so in declarations to local radio Rivadavia. He is moving his office of… »

28.05.2013

In Search of Their Roots: The Mapuche and Modern Society

In Search of Their Roots: The Mapuche and Modern Society

by Aigul Safiullina, 29 April 2013. Around five hours after leaving Bariloche our bus suddenly stops in the middle of nowhere. “Leleque. La comunidad,” the driver announces. “We’ve arrived muchacha”. Outside, fields stretch towards mountains and the eye struggles to fix on the horizon. There is nothing resembling a town… »

11.03.2013

We need to talk about… the Falklands

We need to talk about… the Falklands

(Here, Tony Robinson writies in a personal capacity about the recent Falkland islands referendum and issues of ownership) The issue of the Falkland Islands comes up frequently among my many Argentinean friends and as fierce patriots they proclaim their sovereignty of the islands and denounce in the strongest terms the… »

07.12.2012

New law will benefit media pluralism despite polarized climate

New law will benefit media pluralism despite polarized climate

Argentina’s new law on Audiovisual Communication Services (SCA), known in Spanish as the Ley de Medios, is due to enter fully into force tomorrow. Reporters without Borders reiterates its support for the bill’s general principles and endorses its application. However, the press freedom organization regrets that it has created a… »

07.12.2012

Last-minute court ruling delays application of new broadcasting law

Last-minute court ruling delays application of new broadcasting law

The Argentine media group Clarin obtained an eleventh-hour ruling yesterday delaying the application of a section of the country’s new media law which would have forced it to give up some of its broadcasting licences. The Civil and Commercial Court extended the deadline for the application of article… »

28.10.2012

US Vultures flying over Argentinean naval ship stranded at Ghanaian port

US Vultures flying over Argentinean naval ship stranded at Ghanaian port

The sailing Frigate Libertad is being held at a Ghanaian port by a US-based investment (vulture) fund in dispute over Argentinean debts. The Ghanaian high court has ruled on the case to determine whether the Libertad is allowed to sail on, that Argentina had waived sovereign immunity when it contracted… »

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