New York Judge Thomas Griesa, at the request of vulture funds, declared today that Argentina is in “contempt of court”, for failing to comply with a sentence he had issued.
Feed Lot quota
Argentina will now be able to export high quality beef to the European Union (EU) under the Feed Lot quota, following five years of negotiations.
Ambassador Nahón rejected before the U.S. Gov’t that Argentina could be declared in contempt of court
Foreign Minister Hector Timerman informed that the Argentine Ambassador to the United States, Cecilia Nahón has sent motions to the U.S. State Department and New York Judge Thomas Griesa, rejecting the request made by the vulture funds to declare Argentina in “contempt of court” for not complying with the Judge’s sentence.
Public Prosecutor Fabiana León has requested the Federal Court for a three-years' imprisonment for former Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo, during the final stage of the oral proceeding against him due to the 2001 “mega-swap” deal.
Cabinet Chief Office
The Cabinet Chief´s office, in charge of Jorge Capitanich, issued a statement denying an article carried by the Bloomberg news agency.
"Relatos salvajes" (Wild Tales), by the Argentine director Damián Szifrón received on Saturday the Audience Award for Best European Film at the San Sebastián Film Festival.
The coordinator of the Federal Authority of Audiovisual Communication Services (Afsca) in Córdoba, Carlos Vicente, highlighted that few days of turning five years since the sanction of the media law, "the freedom of expression is a triumph over the corporate, media and economic power".
SMATA auto workers Union
The Auto Workers’ Union SMATA informed that thanks to the Pro.Cre.Auto plan launched by the Government, the suspension of workers in automobile terminals has been reduced by 70 percent, and that thanks to it, “the unemployment ghost” is disappearing in that sector.
The day of the Trade Worker is held in Argentina and despite the celebration does not imply the closing of stores, neither shoppings nor supermarkets open their doors today.
FOREIGN CURRENCIES ILLEGAL TRADE
Cabinet Chief, Jorge Capitanich, affirmed that the Government is not analyzing any eventual modification in the regimen to combat the illegal trade of foreign currencies.