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Judge Griesa Finds Argentina in Contempt of Court

New York Judge Thomas Griesa has declared Argentina to be in contempt of court for refusing to pay debt owed to so-called vulture funds, though stopped short of issuing sanctions.

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Argentine Researcher Awarded United Nations Conservation Prize

Argentine researcher Bibiana Vilá has been awarded the United Nation’s Midori prize for her work in conservation of vicuñas. It is the first time an Argentine has won the prestigious award.

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Judge Griesa Authorises ‘One Time’ Citigroup Bond Payment

Citigroup was today given a green light by Judge Thomas Griesa to process around US$5m in Argentine bond payments due on 30th September.

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Holdouts: Judge Threatens to Hold Argentina in Contempt

Judge Thomas Griesa has called for Argentina to explain why the country should not be declared in contempt, and threatened a daily fine of US$50,000.

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US Court Rejects Citigroup Appeal Over Bond Payments

A US court today rejected an appeal by Citigroup to exempt it from an order by New York judge Thomas Griesa blocking payments to holders of restructured Argentine debt.

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Buenos Aires Approves Relocation of Columbus Monument

After months of debate, Buenos Aires’ city legislature has approved the removal of the Christopher Columbus monument from behind the Casa Rosada to a new location on Costanera Norte, close to Aeroparque.

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Qom Man Killed in Formosa Hit and Run

Members of the Qom La Primavera community have cut a Ruta 86 in Formosa to demand justice after a member of their community was run over and killed by a truck. The incident occurred at 8.15pm last night, close to the indigenous settlement, at around Km 1338.

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Doctors Tried for Role in Kidnapping of Children during Last Dictatorship

The trial of two doctors and a midwife, accused of kidnapping babies during the last military dictatorship, has began in Buenos Aires. It is the first time medical workers have been prosecuted for their role in falsifying the birth certificates of babies born to those held in detention during the military regime.

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Tourist with GoPro Records Attempted Armed Robbery in La Boca

A tourist wearing a GoPro camera has captured the dramatic moments when a man attempted to rob him at gunpoint in Buenos Aires.

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MOCASE Denounces Death Threats Against its Members

Peasant farmers’ organisation MOCASE (Farmers’ Movement of Santiago del Estero) has made public a video showing a local landowner threat the members of the organisation as he shoots his gun in the air.

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