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Argentina's president accuses US, UK of hypocrisy over Crimea

PARIS - Argentina's president said Wednesday that the U.S. and Britain displayed double standards with their positions on Crimea and the Falkland Islands, undermining efforts to preserve Ukraine's territorial integrity. During a speech in Paris, Cristina Fernandez compared the referendum in the Black Sea peninsula next to Russia to last year's referendum by Falkland Islanders to remain a British territory. The southern Atlantic islands are known in Spanish as the "Islas Malvinas" and Argentina insists that Britain usurped them 180 years ago.

British rule of Falklands as bad as Russia in Crimea

Britain's rule over the Falkland Islands is no more acceptable than Russia's incorporation of Crimea, Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner said Wednesday. "You can't defend the territorial integrity of Crimea and not do it for the Malvinas (the Spanish name for the Falklands)," Kirchner said after meeting French President Francois Hollande in Paris. "Territorial integrity has to apply to everyone."

Argentine president calls for auto alliance with Brazil

Buenos Aires, Mar 2 (EFE).- President Cristina Fernandez said in an address to Congress that Argentina would benefit from the formation of a strategic alliance with Brazil in the automotive industry. "The principal factor affecting the automotive industry is the drop in exports and especially demand in Brazil," the president said. Fernandez denied that the higher taxes imposed by her administration were to blame, but she added that "if we have to correct something, we are going to correct it."

Argentine president calls for auto alliance with Brazil

Buenos Aires, Mar 2 (EFE).- President Cristina Fernandez said in an address to Congress that Argentina would benefit from the formation of a strategic alliance with Brazil in the automotive industry. "The principal factor affecting the automotive industry is the drop in exports and especially demand in Brazil," the president said. Fernandez denied that the higher taxes imposed by her administration were to blame, but she added that "if we have to correct something, we are going to correct it."

Bondholders lose bid to lift stay in Argentina litigation

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday said it would leave a freeze in place on an order requiring Argentina to pay $1.33 billion in favor of bondholders suing for repayment in the wake of the country's 2002 default. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York denied a motion to lift a stay it issued in favor of Argentina pending U.S. Supreme Court review of a ruling for the holdout bondholders in August.

Argentina urges U.S. court to not lift stay in bondholder case

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina urged a U.S. appeals court on Friday not to lift a hold on an order requiring it to pay $1.33 billion to bondholders who are suing for repayment following the country's historic default in 2002. In a late-night filing, the South American country asked the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to leave a stay in place pending a U.S. Supreme Court review of a court ruling in favor of holdout bondholders.

Argentine president released from hospital

Buenos Aires, Oct 13 (EFE).- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was released on Sunday from the Fundacion Favolora Hospital in Buenos Aires, where she underwent surgery last week for a cerebrovascular injury, officials said. The president returned to the official Olivos residence and will continue recuperating under "strict clinical-cardiological, neurosurgical and neurological monitoring" by the doctors treating her, doctors said.

Argentine president remains "in good spirits" and "in full recovery"

Buenos Aires, Oct 12 (EFE).- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez remains "in good spirits" and "in full recovery" from the operation she underwent four days ago, presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said Saturday. As has been usual since Fernandez underwent surgery Tuesday for a cerebrovascular injury, Scoccimarro had a brief meeting with the media at the doors of the Fundacion Favolora Hospital in Buenos Aires. The presidential spokesman said Saturday that the head of state "ate a cherry compote" and that she is even "leafing through some books."

U.S. judge says Argentina debt swap plan violates court order

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina's proposal to use a debt swap to pay some of its creditors would violate a U.S. court injunction, a judge in New York said on Thursday. The order by U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa came in response to a August proposal by Argentine President Cristina Fernandez that would enable her government to keep paying creditors who participated in restructurings after the country's $100 billion default in 2002.

Falklands lawmaker seeks greater Lat-Am trade ties

A Falklands lawmaker was in Uruguay on Thursday to bolster trade ties he hopes will provide a bulwark against Argentina's claims of sovereignty over the disputed islands. Dick Sawle, a member of the Falklands' legislative assembly, arrived over weekend for meetings with local business and political leaders. "The goal is to let them know that we are open for business," said Sawle, who was to return to the Falklands on Friday. "We have had a good economy thanks to the fishing industry, but now we have found oil," he told AFP, providing even greater trade ties.
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