Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Argentina renews demand for talks with Britain on Falklands

Cristina-FernandezBuenos Aires, April 3 : Argentine President Cristina Fernandez marked Tuesday's 31st anniversary of the start of the Falklands War by again demanding that Britain agree to discuss the question of sovereignty over the South Atlantic archipelago known to Latin Americans as the Malvinas.

"Refusing dialogue is incomprehensible," Fernandez said at a Veterans Day ceremony at Puerto Madryn, 1,300 km south of Buenos Aires.

Argentina, Iran reach deal on 1994 terrorist attack probe

Cristina-Fernandez-de-Kirchner_Buenos Aires, Jan 28 : Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said on Sunday that Argentina and Iran have agreed to set up an independent truth commission to investigate the 1994 terrorist attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi signed an accord on the issue on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Ethiopia on Sunday, Fernandez said in her official Twitter and Facebook messages.

Falklands shipping issue heating up

Falklands shipping issue heating upAccording to the reports, amid increased arms shopping, Argentina is turning the heat on shipping to the British-ruled Falkland Islands ahead of further results from recent drilling for underwater crude oil and gas reserves.

The latest Argentine coast guard restrictions on shipping came after President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced plans in February to monitor vessels traveling to and from the South Atlantic archipelago.

Argentinian president visits the Taj

The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, greets the Argentine President, Ms Cristina Fernandez de KirchnerAgra, Oct 15 : Argentinian President Cristina Fern? ndez de Kirchner visited the Taj Mahal Thursday afternoon alongwith members of her delegation.

Archeological Survey of India (ASI) officials accompanying her said the president took keen interest in the architectural designs and asked several questions about the history of the period.

Argentina, India condemn 26/11, all forms of terrorism

Argentina, India condemn 26/11, all forms of terrorismNew Delhi, Oct. 14 : Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Wednesday expressed deep shock and anguish over the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and reiterated the need for intensifying global cooperation in combating international terrorism.

Argentina President meets S M Krishna

Argentina President meets S M KrishnaNew Delhi, Oct 14 : Visiting Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner met External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna here on Wednesday.

Kirchner is in India on three-day visit to enhance bilateral relations and trade between the two countries.

She is also scheduled to meet Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi later in the day.

On Thursday, Kirchner will visit Agra and Mumbai.

Argentina President to meet Manmohan Singh today

Argentina President to meet Manmohan Singh todayNew Delhi, Oct. 14 : The President of Argentina, Dr. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, will meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today.

Later, Vice President Hamid Ansari, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Leader of Opposition L. K. Advani and External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna will call on the visiting dignitary.

On Thursday, Kirchner will visit Agra and Mumbai.

Kirchner arrived here on a three-day state visit on Tuesday. She is being accompanied by a high-level delegation that includes the country''s Foreign Minister and a large business delegation.

Argentina President to arrive in India today

Argentina President to arrive in India todayNew Delhi, Oct. 13 : The President of Argentina, Dr. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, will arrive here on a three-day state visit today.

She will be accompanied by a high-level delegation that includes the country''s Foreign Minister and a large business delegation.

During her visit, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will hold discussions with President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Economic ties on mind, Argentine president reaches India Tuesday

Economic ties on mind, Argentine president reaches India TuesdayNew Delhi, Oct 12 Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner arrives in India Tuesday for a five-day state visit with an agenda to increase economic cooperation.

The visit had been scheduled for earlier this year, but was postponed as Prime Manmohan Singh had to recuperate from his heart surgery.

Argentina President to undertake three-day visit of India

Argentina President to undertake three-day visit of IndiaNew Delhi, Oct. 12 : The President of Argentina, Dr. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, will pay a three-day state visit to India from October 13 to October 15.

She will be accompanied by a high-level delegation that includes the country''s Foreign Minister and a large business delegation.

During the visit, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will hold discussions with President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Argentine president to visit India Nov 13-15

Cristina Fernandez de KirchnerNew Delhi, Oct 6 : With India and Latin American nations warming up to each other like never before, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will pay a three-day visit to India this month with a 50-member business delegation.

The delegation arrives here Oct 13 and leaves Mumbai Oct 15 during which a host of bilateral agreements are expected to be signed, including on to liberalise the visa regime for the businesses of each side, officials said.

Argentine president reshuffles cabinet after election rout

Argentine president reshuffles cabinet after election rout Buenos Aires  - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner reshuffled her cabinet nine days after her party suffered major losses in congressional elections, ushering in a new cabinet chief and economy minister.

The Argentine media, however, said Tuesday's shake-up was more like a game of musical chairs among the most powerful politicians in the government as the opposition criticized it as "plastic surgery" that would result in no changes to government policy.

Kirchner, Correa warned against travelling to Honduras

Kirchner, Correa warned against travelling to Honduras Tegucigalpa, Honduras/Buenos Aires - Honduras' interim leadership has warned the presidents of Argentina and Ecuador against travelling to the Central American
country with ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

Interim president Roberto Micheletti warned presidents Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina and Rafael Correa of Ecuador against travelling to Honduras.

"I will hold Cristina Kirchner and Correa accountable for whatever happens in the country," Micheletti said in an interview published Thursday in conservative Argentine

Argentine president to seek consensus after electoral rout

Argentine president to seek consensus after electoral routBuenos Aires  - Argentina's centre-left President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said Monday that she was willing to seek a consensus for the sake of governance, hours after the ruling party suffered a severe electoral defeat, losing its majority in both chambers of Congress.

"Achieving governability is going to require consensus exercises," Fernandez de Kirchner said at a press conference in Buenos Aires.

Nestor Kirchner resigns as party head after election debacle

Nestor Kirchner resigns as party head after election debacle Buenos Aires - The former president of Argentina and husband of the current President Cristina Kirchner Monday resigned as head of the FJPV Peronist Front for Victory party after the couple suffered a huge defeat in parliamentary elections.

Nestor Kirchner stepped aside after losing his bid Sunday for a legislative seat for the province that includes the nation's capital, Buenos Aires.

The former president asked the governor of the Buenos Aires Province Daniel Scioli to take over the post, according to the state news agency Telam.

Argentine president faces severe electoral blow

Argentine president faces severe electoral blowBuenos Aires  - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stands before a likely defeat in Sunday's midterm legislative elections in the South American country, as she faces a strong challenge from within the ranks of her own party.

Fernandez de Kirchner was elected president in late 2007, with 45 per cent of the vote - almost double the percentage of her closest rival - and therefore without need for a runoff vote. She earned the chance to build on the political project launched by her husband and predecessor Nestor Kirchner (2003-2007).

Cuba allows dissident doctor to travel to Argentina

Cuba allows dissident doctor to travel to Argentina Buenos Aires/Havana - The Cuban government allowed Cuban dissident Hilda Molina to travel to Argentina, where her family lives, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said Friday in Buenos Aires.

Molina, a doctor and a former legislator, has been given a passport and a travel permit by Cuban authorities, Fernandez de Kirchner told reporters. She also received the necessary visa from the Argentine Embassy in Havana.

Argentine president celebrates Latin American wins at G20

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de KirchnerLondon  - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner praised Thursday what she perceived as Latin American successes in the Group of 20 (G20) summit in London.

She highlighted the elimination of a graph from the summit's final document that had favoured the flexibility of labour laws.

In comments to reporters at the end of the summit, Fernandez de Kirchner said she asked that the paragraph be scrapped based on Argentina's "disastrous" experience with such practices.

Argentine president visits Spain in attempt to lower tension

Cristina Fernandez de KirchnerMadrid - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Monday began her first official visit to Spain amid expectations that she would try to reduce tension over the expropriation of the airline Aerolineas Argentinas from the Spanish tourism group Marsans.

King Juan Carlos welcomed Fernandez, who then received the keys to Madrid from mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon.

Fernandez was also scheduled to meet Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and to give a speech to parliament during her two- day visit.

Argentine president launches 32.2-billion-dollar public works plan

Argentine president launches 32.2-billion-dollar public works plan Buenos Aires  - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced Monday a short- and medium-term public works plan worth more than 32.2 billion dollars, aimed at generating employment and economic activity at a time of global economic crisis.

The plan's execution is to be decentralized, and provincial and town governments will be in charge of its implementation. It will include the building of new homes, hospitals, schools, roads, railroads and gas and power distribution networks.




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