Argentines protest teen girl’s rape, killing
Oct20

Argentines protest teen girl’s rape, killing

Dressed in black, thousands of Argentines took to the streets Wednesday to protest the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, the latest case of violence against women to shock the country. The protesters — mostly women, but also some men — marched in memory of Lucia Perez, a high school student who died on October 8 after drug dealers allegedly raped her and impaled her on a spike. “If you touch one of us, we...

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Nine Russian dance couples taking part in Tango World Cup in Argentina
Aug23

Nine Russian dance couples taking part in Tango World Cup in Argentina

Qualification rounds of the World Tango Cup championship began here on Monday, with nine Russian dance couples completing among others for entry to the semifinal. One more Russian couple, Maria Vassilyeva and Maxim Gerassimov, have already secured a place in the semifinal for themselves – they won the elimination round that was held in Moscow on April 16. “Six Russian dance couples will perform in both existing categories...

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Argentina, Russian bank sign agreement on financing hydropower project
Jul30

Argentina, Russian bank sign agreement on financing hydropower project

The Argentine Finance Ministry and Russia’s Vnesheconombank on Friday signed an agreement on financing construction of the Chihuido I hydropower plant in the amount of $ 1.9 billion, the ministry said in a press release. This covers 85% of the project’s estimated cost of $ 2.23 billion, it said. In April 2015, Russia and Argentina signed about twenty agreements during President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s official visit to...

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Argentina says Falklands claim unchanged by Brexit
Jul04

Argentina says Falklands claim unchanged by Brexit

Argentinian President Mauricio Macri said on Monday (July 4) that his country’s claim to the Falkland Islands remained unchanged following Britain’s vote to leave the EU. “Brexit or not, our claim will never change,” Macri told reporters in Brussels after talks with European Union leaders. Britain’s vote to leave the EU in a referendum on Jun 23 has cast uncertainty on the country’s global position,...

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Think-tank claims RT Argentinean FTA suspensions threaten press freedom
Jun25

Think-tank claims RT Argentinean FTA suspensions threaten press freedom

Russia Today is to be closed in Argentina for similar reasons that saw Telesur removed from the free-to-air (FTA) network three months ago. According to the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, press freedom will suffer. The Spanish-language channel will stop airing through the DTT network within 60 days, unless an agreement between the Russian and Argentinean governments unblocks the situation. “We are going through the DTT plan. There...

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