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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]

Supreme Court hears arguments in Argentina bond case
April 21, 2014
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital Ltd. the court heard arguments on whether a hedge fund could subpoena banks for information about Argentina's non-US assets following the country's default on $100 billion in sovereign debt in 2002....... [more]

UN: Argentina jail violating rights of prisoner with disabilities
April 17, 2014
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) found on Wednesday that Argentine authorities had failed to ensure equal access and use of prison services and facilities for a prisoner with disabilities. The CRPD stated that Argentina is obliged to not only correct the current sit....... [more]

Supreme Court rules in international arbitration case
March 5, 2014
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday in BG Group v. Republic of Argentina, an international arbitration case that raises the question of whether, in disputes involving a multi-staged dispute resolution process, a court or the arbitrator determines whether a precondition to arbitration has been....... [more]

Argentina court dismisses case against former president for 1995 blast
February 16, 2014
A federal tribunal in Argentina has ruled that prosecutors cannot proceed with a case alleging former president Carlos Menem was involved in an explosion at a military weapons factory that destroyed much of the town Rio Tercero in 1995. Prosecutors argued that the explosion was a deliberate attempt....... [more]

Supreme Court rules for Daimler in Argentina human rights case
January 14, 2014
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Daimer AG v. Bauman that DaimlerChrysler AG (Daimler) does not have to face suit in California for alleged human rights violations by a subsidiary that took place entirely in Argentina. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled for Barbara Bauman, who....... [more]

Russia court grants bail to several Greenpeace activists
November 19, 2013
The Primorsky Court in St. Petersburg granted bail on Tuesday to seven Greenpeace International activists awaiting trial on charges of hooliganism. The activists, who may be released on bail, are from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and Poland. Bail was set at 2 million rubles (appr....... [more]

Argentina high court rules anti-monopoly broadcast law constitutional
October 29, 2013
Argentina's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that clauses of an anti-monopoly law that will dismantle media conglomerate Grupo Clarin SA (GCLA) are constitutional. The court upheld Law 26.522, also known as the "Audiovisual Media Law," ruling that it was within the bounds of the constitution, forcing Cl....... [more]

UN holds first ministerial meeting on gay rights
September 27, 2013
The first UN ministerial meeting on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals was held Thursday during the General Assembly's annual high-level debate. Representatives from the US, France, Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, the Netherlands, Norway, Japan, New Zealand and the E....... [more]


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