Argentina

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Tuesday, September 20th 2016 - 08:59 UTC

Argentina/UK joint statement is committed “to create value in the South Atlantic”, which is far larger than Falklands

“What the government did was a statement, not an accord. The statement refers to several issues, and each of them requires a specific accord to become operational”

Senate provisional president Federico Pinedo pointed out on Monday that Argentina did not sign any agreement or treaty with Britain referred to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, but rather “a statement” for the “joint creation of value” in the South Atlantic in “all kinds of activities”.

Monday, September 19th 2016 - 11:50 UTC

Uruguay, Chile and Costa Rica with 60% household internet penetration

The number of households connected to Internet in Latin America and Caribbean grew at an annual 14.1% average in the last five years, reaching 43.4% in 2015

The State of Broadband 2016 report, released by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean shows that 43.4% of all households in the region were connected to the Internet in 2015, nearly doubling the figure from 2010.

Monday, September 19th 2016 - 06:37 UTC

“Prudence in dealing with Malvinas”, the Macri objective is discussing Falklands' sovereignty

“We must be most prudent, we are well aware that Malvinas is not an issue that will be solved in a couple of minutes, but we are determined to solve it” insisted Pinedo

With Malvinas “we have to be most prudent”, commented the Argentine Senate provisional president Federico Pinedo on the Argentine/UK joint cooperation statement with a specific chapter on the South Atlantic including flights to the Falklands and lifting restrictions for the Islands economy development.

Monday, September 19th 2016 - 05:59 UTC

“Malvinas sovereignty claim is standing and non negotiable”, anticipates Macri in New York

Macri is scheduled to address the General Assembly on Tuesday but has a full agenda of political and financial interviews as part of “new Argentina policy”

Argentina's claim over the Malvinas Islands is standing and non negotiable, were the first words of president Mauricio Macri when he arrived on Sunday to New York to attend this week the UN General Assembly. The statement follows the strong reactions to the last Wednesday Argentine/UK joint cooperation statement which includes a South Atlantic chapter strongly questioned in some political circles.

Sunday, September 18th 2016 - 06:52 UTC

Argentina/UK statement on Falklands and dialogue ”promising”, but Congress decides

“My position is very clear, I always support dialogue, but also the defense of our natural resources in the Malvinas and surrounding areas”, said governor Bertone.

The recent Argentina/UK joint cooperation statement, with a chapter on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, is “promising”, however much rests to be defined and agreed, and additional air links should be carried out by Argentina's flag carrier, according to Rosana Bertone, governor of the extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands.

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 10:02 UTC

Almost every agency in the US government’s is collaborating with its Argentine counterpart

By all accounts, President Obama’s visit was a historic success — the first presidential visit to Buenos Aires in nearly 20 years.

By Noah Mamet (*) - The very close relations between US and Argentina are exposed in this article to celebrate the 140th anniversary of The Buenos Aires Herald

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 08:25 UTC

Argentina (and Brazil) optimistic about a Mercosur/EU trade accord by the end of 2017

“It's an opportunity for Mercosur since none of the founding members is going to allow political problems to interfere with trade policy” said minister Braun

The current critical situation of Mercosur is an opportunity to strengthen and advance trade negotiations, which could include the long delayed accord with the European Union by the end of 2017, according to Argentina's Secretary of Commerce, Miguel Braun.

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 08:04 UTC

Argentina/UK joint statement is “not an agreement”, but a raft of principles and intentions

Each issue in the statement will merit meetings, discussions and negotiations previous to advances, underlined Argentine deputy minister Foradori

The Argentine/UK political convergence to promote bilateral dialogue and advance in areas of common interest for both parts “is not a closed agreement but a Joint Statement which describes principles and relates intentions”, pointed out Argentine deputy minister Carlos Foradori in an interview with Buenos Aires daily Clarin.

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 07:50 UTC

Bilateral ties between Argentina and Britain are entering a new chapter

“We are the same country that we have always been, outward facing, with a global mentality and grand aspirations”

By Mark Kent (*) - The following piece was written in support of The Buenos Aires Herald 140th anniversary, 15 September 1876/2016.

Thursday, September 15th 2016 - 10:23 UTC

“After 15 years we are open for business” in Argentina announces US Ex-Im bank

“We're willing to finance all possible export import projects, and at the lowest possible rates to support Argentina in its new process”, Hochberg said

The United States Export-Import Bank said it would begin offering financing in Argentina for the first time since the country's economic meltdown in 2001 and 2002. In previous decades the bank provided low-rate loans to support local investment, including the construction of one of the main highways leading into this city.

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