2005 in Argentina


2005 in Argentina

"See also:"
2004 in Argentina,
other events of 2005,
2006 in Argentina----

Events

January

* January 11: The state fines power distribution companies and national water company on grounds of bad quality service, and reclaims unpaid fines and unfulfilled investment goals, for a total of more $50 million.
* January 14: Ex-naval officer Adolfo Scilingo goes to trial in Spain accused of killing political prisoners during the Dirty War. [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L12517568.htm (Reuters Alertnet)] (Link dead as of 03:31, 15 January 2007 (UTC)) [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4173215.stm (BBC)]
** AFJPs (private retirement fund administrators) and other major local investors accept the terms of the debt restructuring proposed by the state, exchanging all their public debt bonds (worth $15,000 million).

February

* 3 February: Avowed feminist and militant atheist Carmen Argibay is sworn into the Supreme Court.
* 11 February: At least eight people are killed during a jail riot in Córdoba. All hostages taken by the prisoners were later freed by police. [http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=589&ncid=734&e=6&u=/ap/20050211/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/argentina_prison_riot (Yahoo! News)] (Link dead as of 03:31, 15 January 2007 (UTC))
* 18 February: Catholic military chaplain Antonio Baseotto replies in harsh terms to statements by Minister of Health Ginés González García on abortion, starting a series of conflicts between the Church and the Argentine State.

March

* March 7: In Spain, prosecutors of the case of Adolfo Scilingo request a prison sentence of 9,138 years. [http://www.plenglish.com/Article.asp?ID=%7B85E2758B-5BE2-4D8C-BC90-2023BF308269%7D&language=EN (Prensa Latina)] [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4326913.stm (BBC)]
* March 10: Paul Schäfer, former leader of Colonia Dignidad community in Chile, is arrested accused of child sexual abuse. He had been on the run for 8 years. [http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7870406 (Reuters)] (Link dead as of 03:31, 15 January 2007 (UTC)) [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4338825.stm (BBC)]

April

* April 1: The government of Argentina delays the restructuring of its debt by the exchange of old bonds for new because of a decision by a federal court judge in the United States that froze the processing of the old bonds in the possession of the Bank of New York pending a hearing before the appeals court. [cite news | url=http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b5a61d88-a302-11d9-b4e8-00000e2511c8.html | title = Delay to Argentina's record debt restructuring | publisher = "Financial Times" | accessdate=2008-02-28]
* April 19: A high court in Spain sentences Adolfo Scilingo, former Argentinian navy captain, for 640 years in prison for crimes against humanity during the Dirty War. [cite news | url=http://www.courttv.com/news/2005/0419/argentina_cnn.html | title = Former Argentine naval officer convicted of crimes against humanity | publisher = "CourtTV" | accessdate=2008-02-28]
* April 30: About 40,000 Argentinians and Uruguayans block the international Puerto Unzué-Fray Bentos bridge, protesting the planned building of two papermills on the Uruguayan side of the Uruguay River, citing environmental concerns.

June

* June 14: The Supreme Court declares unconstitutional two laws that granted immunity to Dirty War human rights abusers. [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=anc3YCuQpXv0&refer=latin_america (Bloomberg)]
* June 15: The Serbian special war crimes tribunal asks the government to ask Argentina for extradition of Nebojša Minić, suspected of crimes against humanity in Kosovo in 1999 [http://www.b92.net/english/news/index.php?&nav_category=12&nav_id=32218&order=priority&style=headlines (B92)] [http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=8799462 (Reuters)] (Link dead as of 03:31, 15 January 2007 (UTC))

July

* July 1: The People's Children National Movement, claiming an end to child hunger, close their 20,000-people march from Tucumán with a demonstration in Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires.

August

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October

* 23 October: Legislative elections. Candidates sponsored by President Néstor Kirchner win in most districts including the key Buenos Aires Province, but lose in Buenos Aires City and Santa Fe Province. [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aX4osPyKstwo (Bloomberg)] .

November

* 4 November: Massive demonstrations against U.S. President George W. Bush at the Fourth Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata. [http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyid=2005-11-04T203232Z_01_SIB256005_RTRUKOC_0_US-LATAM-SUMMIT.xml (Reuters)] (Link dead as of 03:31, 15 January 2007 (UTC))
* 14 November: Buenos Aires mayor Aníbal Ibarra is impeached on accusations of negligence regarding the República Cromagnon nightclub fire of 2004.
* 24 November: Technicians and pilots of Aerolíneas Argentinas began a strike demanding pay rises. The strike lasts 9 days, strands 82,000 passengers and causes $10 million losses to the company.

December

* 6 December: The Fourth Summit of the Americas ends. Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela align against the U.S.-backed FTAA.
* 15 December: President Kirchner announces the anticipated cancellation of the public debt to the International Monetary Fund, for $9,810 million, in a single payment, with funds drawn from the foreign currency reserves of the Central Bank. [http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=bondsNews&storyID=2005-12-15T215923Z_01_N15304740_RTRIDST_0_ECONOMY-ARGENTINA-IMF-KIRCHNER-URGENT.XML (Reuters)] . (Link dead as of 03:31, 15 January 2007 (UTC))
* 20 December: Piqueteros, leftist parties, labour unions, student groups and other NGOs march in Buenos Aires on the 4th anniversary of activists' deaths during the 2001 riots, asking for welfare subsidies, and denouncing the payment of the debt to the IMF.
* 21 December: Three government officers of the de la Rúa administration and six former Senators are accused of participation in a scandal involving bribes to pass a labour law reform in 2000.
** Former governor of Corrientes Raúl Romero Feris is sentenced to five years in prison for misappropriation of state funds.
* 30 December: Environmental groups and other concerned citizens, supported by Entre Ríos governor Jorge Busti, block the three bridges that join the province with Uruguay, protesting the construction of two paper and wood pulp factories in Fray Bentos.

Deaths

* 28 January - Daniel Branca (b. 1951), comic artist.
* 17 February - Omar Sívori, 69, footballer.
* 24 February - Norberto Napolitano, "Pappo" (b. 1950), blues and rock musician.
* 13 April - Juan Zanotto, 69, comic book artist.
* 11 June - Juan José Saer (b. 1937), novelist.
* 18 June - Manuel Sadosky, 91, father of Computer Science studies and former Secretary of State of Science and Technology (1983-1989).
* 1 July - Guillermo Patricio Kelly (b. 1922), far-right militant and journalist.
* 31 August - Eladia Blázquez (b. 1931), tango singer and composer.
* 7 September - Nicolino Locche (b. 1939), boxer.
* 24 October - Ricardo Brinzoni (b. 1945), military officer, Argentine Army's Chief-of-staff.
* 11 November - Luis "Lucho" Olivera, 63, cartoonist.
* 11 November - Eduardo Rabossi, 75, philosopher and human rights activist.
* 20 December - Argentina Brunetti (b. 1907), actress and writer.

ports

:"See worldwide 2005 in sports"
*June 8: the Argentina national football team qualifies for 2006 FIFA World Cup by beating Brazil 3-1 in Buenos Aires.
*August 26: Vélez Sársfield wins the 2005 Primera División Clausura tournament, with one round still to play.
*August 31: Boca Juniors wins the Recopa Sudamericana 2005 4–3 on aggregate over Once Caldas (Colombia).
*December 14: Boca Juniors wins the 2005 Primera División Apertura tournament on the last round.
*December 18: Boca Juniors defeats UNAM Pumas on penalty shootout for the Copa Sudamericana 2005.
*December 21: Tennis player Mariano Puerta is suspended for 8 years for his second doping offense.

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