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2012-08-29 14:21:51

70% of Argentines Disapprove of Populist Leader's Economic Policies WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by American Task Force Argentina: President Cristina Kirchner's popularity has fallen dramatically amid worries of high inflation according to Argentine polling company Management & Fit. Just 30% of Argentinians approve of her handling of the economy, an approval rating that has continued to drop over the last year. According...

2010-10-27 13:22:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC mourns the passing of Nestor Kirchner, who served as president of Argentina from 2001-2007. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Together with the people of Argentina, we are profoundly saddened by the tragic loss of President Kirchner," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "We extend our deepest condolences to his widow, President Cristina Fernandez...

2006-03-24 19:55:20

By Louise Egan BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - President Nestor Kirchner urged Argentina's courts on Friday to overturn pardons granted to hundreds of military officers charged with torture and murder during the country's "Dirty War." In a day of tearful vigils and protests to remember the horrors of the 1976 military coup exactly 30 years ago, Kirchner made his plea in a speech at a military college near Buenos Aires. The presidential pardons by former President Carlos Menem...

2006-01-12 21:43:23

By Mary Milliken BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - The top U.S. official for Latin America said Washington needs to do "more work" in the region as populations demand better economic results from their democracies. Thomas Shannon, U.S. assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, said efforts to deepen democracy in Latin America must be linked to economic development programs and the ultimate goal is to reduce poverty. "This means more work on our part, more time...

2006-01-03 19:32:49

By Damian Wroclavsky BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Argentina canceled its entire $9.5 billion debt to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday, effectively cutting free from the Washington-based lender after years of bitter clashes. "This is the start of a new phase," a smiling Economy Minister Felisa Miceli told reporters after the transaction was completed. Argentine President Nestor Kirchner announced on December 15 the government would use nearly a third of its foreign...

2005-11-16 22:18:25

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Mexico dug in its heels in a diplomatic standoff with Venezuela on Wednesday after both countries recalled their ambassadors during a heated dispute over U.S. regional free trade proposals. Upset by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez calling Mexico's President Vicente Fox a "lap dog" of U.S. imperialism, the Mexican Foreign Ministry insisted that Caracas apologize. "Mexico maintains its demand of a formal apology from the Venezuelan...

2005-11-04 14:28:28

By Tabassum Zakaria MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - The United States on Friday offered little help to Argentina in its quest for more-flexible terms from the International Monetary Fund, as they prepare for talks on a new economic program. U.S. President George W. Bush said Argentina was in a stronger position than when it earlier relied on U.S. help with the international lender, and a State Department official said Argentina had a sufficient record of economic improvements to...

2005-11-02 02:12:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush, preparing to visit Latin America, said the United States will not intervene in negotiations between Argentina and the International Monetary Fund on a follow-up loan agreement. In comments ahead of an Americas presidential summit in Argentina, Bush said Argentine President Nestor Kirchner and his economic team should deal directly with the IMF. "Since he's proven himself of being capable of performing it seems like to me the best...

2005-10-24 00:42:27

By Kevin Gray BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Argentine President Nestor Kirchner strengthened his support in Congress during legislative elections on Sunday, while his wife scored a resounding victory in an important Senate race. Cristina Kirchner defeated her opponent by some 25 points, exit polls showed, helping to expand the left-of-center president's political base in the country's largest province, Buenos Aires. "These people supported a model for the country that is...

2005-10-05 11:03:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, who many Latin Americans criticize for being out of touch with the region's woes, will attend in November a summit of the hemisphere's leaders in Argentina before going to Brazil and Panama. The White House announced on Wednesday that Bush will go to Argentina November 3-5 to attend his third Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, and to meet Argentine President Nestor Carlos Kirchner. Bush will visit Brazil on November 5-6 to meet...