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Argentina lawmakers pass controversial energy law
October 31, 2014
Argentina's lower house of Congress on Thursday passed a highly criticized bill for a new Hydrocarbons law. The lower house, controlled by allies of President Cristina Fernandez, passed the bill with a vote of 130-116 with one abstention after 14 hours of debate. The bill seeks to promote foreign b....... [more]

Argentina ex-dictator receives additional sentence
October 8, 2014
A Buenos Aires court on Tuesday handed down a 23-year prison sentence to Reynaldo Bignone, the last Argentinian military president of the country's 1976-1983 dictatorship, for the kidnapping and torture of 32 factory workers. The court held Bignone responsible for the forced disappearance of worker....... [more]

US judge declares Argentina in contempt of court
September 30, 2014
Judge Thomas Griesa of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York declared Argentina in contempt of court Monday for the ongoing debt dispute after Buenos Aires refused to pay two US hedge funds and sought to sidestep his court order that forbids the government from paying only the....... [more]

Argentina approves law allowing government to intervene in controlling prices
September 19, 2014
Argentina's congress on Thursday passed a new law that would allow the government to intervene in setting prices and profits in order to ease high inflation rates. Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said the measure would defend consumers against monopoly power. However, local business leaders say the l....... [more]

Argentina passes law circumventing US court ruling limiting debt repayments
September 12, 2014
The Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine National Congress on Thursday approved a bill that was signed into law later that day by President Cristina Fernandez to continue making payments on foreign-held bonds outside of US jurisdiction. The law circumvents a US court ruling prohibiting Argentina fro....... [more]

Euro investors appeal ruling in Argentina debt case
August 16, 2014
Holders of Argentina's euro-denominated bonds filed a notice of appeal Friday of a US District Court for the Southern District of New York's ruling barring the country from making interest payments on the notes until first paying $1.5 billion to a group of hedge funds. Also on Friday the court grant....... [more]

Brazil president signs law expanding rights of domestic workers
August 10, 2014
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday signed into law a measure providing basic protections to Brazilian domestic workers. The law limits domestic workers' work weeks to 44 hours, and the work day to eight hours. The law also creates a minimum wage and requires employers to register their do....... [more]

Argentina sues US in international tribunal over debt
August 8, 2014
Argentina initiated legal proceedings against the US Thursday in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over US interference in the restructuring of Argentina's foreign debt. Argentina contends that the US violated its sovereignty and immunities as a result of judicial decisions adopted by US trib....... [more]

Argentina judge charges vice president in corruption case
June 28, 2014
Argentine federal judge Ariel Lijo on Friday charged Amado Boudou with bribery and abusing his position in negotiations with the objective of obtaining benefits for himself and others. Boudou is accused of conducting business incompatible with Articles 256, 258 and 265 of the Argentine penal code. A....... [more]

Supreme Court rejects Argentina bond appeals
June 16, 2014
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied appeals from Argentina over debts stemming from an economic collapse over a decade ago. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in October 2012 that Argentina must pay $1.33 billion to bondholders when it repays its debts. The Second Circuit affirme....... [more]

Argentina court strikes down agreement to probe 1994 bombing of Jewish community center
May 16, 2014
An appeals court in Argentina ruled Thursday that a controversial agreement between Argentina and Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center was unconstitutional. The two nations signed the agreement in January 2013, which permitted Argentinian authorities to ques....... [more]




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