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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… »

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… »

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