November 3, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A federal judge in Argentina on Friday requested that Spain arrest and extradite 20 former Spanish officials suspected of human rights violations during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. The judge, Maria Servini de Cubria, said she is invoking the principle of universal jurisdiction for human ...[read more]
October 31, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
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 ...[read more]
October 8, 2014
by Addison Morris
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 ...[read more]
September 30, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
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 ...[read more]
September 19, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
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 ...[read more]
September 12, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
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 ...[read more]
August 16, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
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 ...[read more]
August 10, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
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 ...[read more]
August 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
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 ...[read more]
June 28, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
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. ...[read more]

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