Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich commented that “two years after the Memorandum of Understanding with Iran was signed, we ratify that its goal was always the search for truth, memory and justice.”
Secretary General to the Presidency
The explanations provided by Diego Lagomarsino during a press conference on Wednesday were “a great fabrication,” according to the Presidency’s Secretary General Aníbal Fernández.
Supreme Court vacancy
Justice Minister, Julio Alak informed that President Cristina Fernández has decided to propose jurist Roberto Carlés, a criminal law expert, to cover the Supreme Court vacancy left by Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni, who resigned on Dec. 31.
Justice Minister, Julio Alak received jurist Roberto Manel Carlés, proposed by President Cristina Fernández to fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court produced by the resignation of Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni on Dec. 31. He is a specialist in criminal law.
The business chambers to which the main supermarkets chains belong informed their adhesion to a new stage of the Precios Cuidados (agreed prices) program. It shall incorporate 26 new products, reaching in this way, 329 total products.
Diego Lagomarsino's press conference
Diego Lagomarsino, the owner of the Barsa .22 caliber pistol that caused Prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death, said in a press conference that Nisman, for whom he worked in the AMIA Special Unit , asked him whether he had a weapon, and “unfortunately,” he lent it to him.
AMIA prosecutor’s death
Three bodyguards who were part of the group of ten, who were in charge of late AMIA prosecutor’s security were dismissed by the Federal Police. Officers Rubén Benítez, Armando Niz and Luis Miño were “temporarily” removed, police sources told Télam.
Oil and gas production
Argentina’s YPF and the state-owned Chinese Sinopec signed a Memorandum of Understanding, to jointly develop oil and gas production plans, both conventional and non conventional.
The official visit commences next week and the businessmen who are accompanying President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will have "a very pro-active agenda for the strengthening of the bilateral relations,” informed Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitanich.
Cristina on a nationwide message
The Chief-of-State gave a speech in which she also announced the dissolution of the Intelligence Secretariat (SI) and the creation of a new agency, whose authorities will be subject to Congress.