Stories for May 20th 2010

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 21:07 UTC

Argentine farmers furious with government’s handling of relations with China

Farmers leader Eduardo Buzzi: “this is a total show of irresponsibility”

Argentine Small Farmers Association (FAA) leader Eduardo Buzzi charged against the government over China's decision of suspending all Argentine soybean oil imports which is considered by many as retaliation to some restrictions that the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administration imposed on Chinese products.

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 18:34 UTC

Argentina revives long time border dispute with Chile in Patagonian ice fields

Senator Hernán Larraín: in some countries Chile is becoming the “scapegoat for local political problems”

Old wounds were reopened between Chile and Argentina this week: a long-time border dispute in the nations’ southern Patagonia regions.

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 13:59 UTC

UK rejects Argentine decision regarding Falklands’ shipping

Foreign Office has no doubt that Falklands’ surrounding maritime areas are not Argentine jurisdictional waters

The United Kingdom presented Wednesday a note verbale firmly rejecting the Argentine government’s recent decisions which imposes the request of official authorization for shipping to and from Argentina, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 06:55 UTC

Mujica and Cristina meet next June 2nd; Uruguay to complain trade restrictions

The last time it was all smiles, now it’s real business

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica will meet with Argentina’s Cristina Fernández de Kirchner next June 2nd at the Uruguayan presidential farm in Anchorena, a 15 minutes helicopter ride from Buenos Aires, announced Wednesday Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro.

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 06:52 UTC

PM Cameron reaffirms support for Tripartite Forum Dialogue in Gibraltar

British Foreign Secretary William Hague

Newly appointed British Foreign Secretary William Hague has declared that the Conservative Government’s position on the Gibraltar issue “is well known and has not changed.”

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 06:47 UTC

EU signs trade agreements with Central America and Peru and Colombia

Peruvian president Alan Garcia and Colombian leader Alvaro Uribe

The European Union on Wednesday signed trade agreements with Central America, Peru and Colombia, while some Latin American leaders criticized such deals as only favouring rich countries.

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 06:46 UTC

Federal Reserve more optimistic about outlook for the US economy

The US central bank feels the economy is still vulnerable

The Federal Reserve has a more optimistic outlook for the US economy, according to meeting minutes released Wednesday, but the central bank is still debating how to shrink its massive balance sheet.

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 06:41 UTC

Argentina could extend “biological shutdowns” to conserve hake

INIDEP research cruises show a dramatic drop in hake juveniles

Argentina is reassessing measures for the conservation of common hake resources and could extend the so called “biological shutdowns” which force the fleet to remain in port for a determined period of time, according to Norberto Yauhar, head of the Argentine fisheries and aquaculture Sub-secretariat.

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 03:50 UTC

April consumer inflation in the US drops for the first time in more than a year

Cautious domestic demand and strong US dollar helps keep prices down

Consumer inflation in the United States unexpectedly dropped in April for the first time in more than a year. The 0.1 percent fall in the consumer price index was the first decrease since March 2009, figures from the Labor Department showed Wednesday.

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 03:36 UTC

Spanish fishing companies could leave Patagonia: high costs and poor catches

 Norberto Yahuar: “I’ll pay their air fares if they want to leave”

Spanish fishing companies, mostly from Galicia, operating in Argentina Patagonia are seriously considering leaving the country because of standing labour unrest, lack of national and provincial fisheries policies, the end to export reimbursements and above all a dramatic drop in common hake and squid catches.


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