Stories for February 6th 2013

Wednesday, February 6th 2013 - 22:03 UTC

Under-20 Bolivia-Argentina match under investigation by European police

Hungarian referee, Lengyel Kolos gave the match an extra 13 minutes

European police investigation into a huge football match-fixing and betting ring has reopened questions about an under-20 friendly between Argentina and Bolivia two years ago. The game, played in Córdoba in December 2010, was mentioned in the European investigators' inquiry.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013 - 21:53 UTC

Uruguay promotes a free trade agreement of Mercosur with Canada

Canadian Ambassador Claire Poulin

Foreign minister Luis Almagro announced that Uruguay will work for a free trade agreement between Mercosur and Canada during the first half of the year when Uruguay holds the chair of the South American group that also includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Venezuela.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013 - 19:50 UTC

Falklands willing to meet Timerman ‘any time’ for rational conversation as ‘one human being to another’

MLA Dick Sawle, “we are reasonable people, we simply wish to talk” with Argentina

The Argentine government refusal to speak to the Falkland Islands representatives is ‘unacceptable” in this day and age of modern democracies. Nevertheless the two Falklands lawmakers currently in London have said they would be very happy to meet with Foreign Minister Hector Timerman at any time this week to have “a rational conversation as one human being to another”.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013 - 18:50 UTC

Timerman comments on the Falkland Islanders and Jewish settlers ‘offend’ MPs

MP Cairns blasted Timerman for dismissing Falkland Islanders self-determination on the obscure reason that it's a territory rather than a country or a nation

British Member of Parliament Alun Cairns, and a member of the All Party Group on Argentina, said he was offended by some the comments made by Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman during their meeting to discuss the Falklands issue on Tuesday in the House of Commons.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013 - 18:38 UTC

Falklands’ lawmakers and Hague meet and regret Timerman’s ‘empty chair’

“It is a shame that Argentine Minister Timerman was unwilling to join us for a conversation about the Falkland Islands”, said Hague

Falkland Islands lawmakers met on Wednesday morning with Foreign Secretary William Hague and regretted the absence of Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman but also understand Argentina’s deep concern with “our (March) referendum, which is why they spend so much time dismissing it”.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013 - 06:00 UTC

“Timerman can go to bed and dream of owning the Falklands”, but reality is different

MLA Summers recalled when a previous president said the Argentine flag would be flying over the Falklands by the year 2000

Foreign Minister Timerman can go to bed tonight and dream of owning the Falklands in twenty years if he wishes, but there’s not much reality to it, pointed out a Falklands’ lawmaker reacting to the Argentine minister’s statements on Tuesday to the UK media.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013 - 05:54 UTC

Argentina eases pressure on potash project timetable but denies fiscal incentive

Mendoza governor Perez said “he will support any initiative so that work doesn't remain paralyzed”

Argentine authorities backed away from a recent ultimatum for Brazilian mining giant Vale to submit a new timeline for its 6 billion dollars Rio Colorado potash mine, giving the company more time to find a solution for the imperiled project.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013 - 05:50 UTC

Brazil and Israeli companies join to develop unmanned aircraft for border control

The Falcao unmanned aircraft that Avibras has developed for Brazil's Air Force

Brazilian defence contractor Avibras will join plane maker Embraer SA and the local unit of Israeli Defence Company Elbit Systems in developing unmanned aircraft in Brazil, the companies said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013 - 05:38 UTC

Very poor year for Argentine pears and apples exports last year; 2013 prospects improving

Despite Brazilian demand apples and pears exports income was down 135 million dollars last year

Brazil's high fruit demand didn't prevent the general collapse of Argentine export of pears and apples. The exchange rate lag was a determining factor in this trading debacle, but better prospects are expected for 2013.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013 - 05:33 UTC

US fund sues YPF and underwriters for a misleading and untrue 2011 prospect

Cristina Fernandez seized the majority of YPF in April 2012

Argentina’s oil and gas corporation YPF, seized by the government last year, was sued by an investor who accused the company of making false statements prior to its March 2011 public offering.

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