This thread is resolved. Here is a description of the problem and solution.
Problem:Automatic update is not working
Solution:to do a manual update please follow these steps:
1. Backup your database – see for example: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-db-backup/
2. Deactivate the existing WPML plugin and add-ons.
3. Delete the WPML plugins
4. Download the updated plugins from our servers and upload them to the plugin directory.
5. Activate the WPML plugin and add-ons.
Where to download the plugins : wpml.org/account/downloads/
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