2005 in Argentina

Events during the year 2005 in Argentina.

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See also:Other events of 2005
List of years in Argentina



Vice governorsEdit



  • 11 January: 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.
  • 14 January: Ex-naval officer Adolfo Scilingo goes to trial in Spain accused of killing political prisoners during the Dirty War.[1][2]
    • 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).




  • 1 April: 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.[8]
  • 19 April: 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.[9]
  • 30 April: 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.



  • 1 July: 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.






  • 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.[14]
  • 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.
  • 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.



See worldwide 2005 in sports

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Trotta, Daniel (12 January 2005). "Argentine "dirty war" figure in genocide trial". Madrid. Reuters. Archived from the original on 7 February 2005.
  2. ^ "Spain tries Argentine ex-officer". BBC News. 14 January 2005. Archived from the original on 21 October 2005. Retrieved 20 December 2005.
  3. ^ Alonso, Viviana (11 February 2005). "RIGHTS-ARGENTINA: Prison Riot Highlights Deep-Lying Problems". Buenos Aires. Inter Press Service. Archived from the original on 4 November 2022. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Attorney Asks for 9138-YearSentence for Argentinean Torturer". Madrid. Prensa Latina. 7 March 2005. Archived from the original on 18 December 2005.
  5. ^ "Spain seeks 9,138-year jail term". BBC News. 7 March 2005. Archived from the original on 26 February 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2005.
  6. ^ Ortiz, Fiona (10 March 2005). "German Fugitive Cult Leader Arrested in Argentina". Santiago. Reuters. Archived from the original on 13 March 2005.
  7. ^ Porteous, Clinton (11 March 2005). "Fugitive Chile cult leader held". BBC News. Archived from the original on 23 April 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2005.
  8. ^ "Delay to Argentina's record debt restructuring". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 10 January 2023. Retrieved 28 February 2008.
  9. ^ "Former Argentine naval officer convicted of crimes against humanity". CourtTV. Archived from the original on 7 September 2005. Retrieved 28 February 2008.
  10. ^ Raszewski, Eliana (14 June 2005). "Argentine Supreme Court Revokes Immunity Laws, Clarin Says". Bloomberg News. Archived from the original on 11 September 2005.
  11. ^ McMahon, Colin (23 October 2005). "Fleeing past, meeting his death". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 10 August 2020. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  12. ^ Helft, Daniel; Raszewski, Eliana (24 October 2005). "Argentina's Kirchner Strengthens Grip on Congress (Update3)". Bloomberg News. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011.
  13. ^ "10,000 protest against Bush". The Guardian. 4 November 2005. Archived from the original on 29 August 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  14. ^ Balch, Oliver (19 December 2005). "Goodbye and good riddance". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 29 August 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2023.