Ambassador Alicia Castro
Alicia Castro, Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom, said that some day her country “will exercise its sovereignty on the Malvinas Islands. When it happens, the islanders will enjoy a better life”.
Interior and Transport Ministry
Interior and Transport Minister, Florencio Randazzo informed that the new daily railway service between the cities of Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata starts running this Friday. Mar del Plata is one of the main tourist destinations during the summer season. The new service will use new coaches purchased in China.
The president of the Latin American Institute of Online Trade (ILCE, for its Spanish initials), Marcos Pueyrredón estimated that sales would be mainly driven by the very good performance registered during the last Cybermonday.
New Secretary General of the Presidency
During a ceremony held at the Government House´s White Hall, President Cristina Fernández swore-in Anibal Fernández as new Secretary General of the Presidency.
The reserves in foreign currencies reached US$ 30.811 million. So far December of this year, the entity bought US$ 1.300 million.
THE PRESIDENT ON CUBAN-US AGREEMENT
President Cristina Fernández referred to the Cuban-U.S. agreement for restoring diplomatic relations and commented that “it was the day of the dignity’s nations that refused to surrender”.
BCRA head Alejandro Vanoli
The President of Argentina’s Central Bank (BCRA), Alejandro Vanoli said yesterday that the bank’s reserves were increased by US$ 2.8 billion, “which are now above the level reached a year ago.”
Congressman Andres Larroque
Congressman Andres Larroque, secretary general of La Campora organization, referred to the recently announced agreement between Cuba and the United States to resume diplomatic relations and held that “it is an example that convictions should never be abandoned.”
TRES DE FEBERO DISTRICT
During a Special Congress held in Caseros, Tres de Febrero Municipality, the Buenos Aires Province Justicialist Party voted a full support to President Cristina Fernández as “true leader of our Movement”.
The Ministry of Labor decreed the mandatory conciliation in the conflict triggered by the Truck Drivers´Union. Before that, it had announced a 24-hour strike in support of its request for a year-end bonus.