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Thursday, May 19th 2016 - 07:12 UTC

“Humanitarian approach”, the new Falklands' policy of the Macri administration

The column of Matin Dinatale, published in La Nacion displays the new policy under the heading ”Malvinas: Macri's approachment plan

“Humanitarian approach” is how Argentine diplomacy plans to implement policy towards the Falkland Islands including greater air and sea contacts, which could lead to open trade, convincing Mercosur members to lift the ban, plus offers of specialized medicine and higher education opportunities for Falkland Islanders.

Thursday, May 19th 2016 - 06:50 UTC

Argentina and US reestablish defense links after a nine-year freeze

The delegation to Washington was headed by Angel Tello (L), head of Military Strategy and Affairs and Walter Ceballos, Defense Logistics Services

Argentina and the United States are in the process of reestablishing strong defense links after a hiatus of seven years following this week's visit to the Pentagon of a high profile delegation from the ministry of defense which addressed several issues of mutual interest and common strategies.

Wednesday, May 18th 2016 - 12:07 UTC

Argentina forecasted to increase wheat area by 25% for a 15/16 million tons crop

Argentina, the world’s 10th biggest wheat exporter, shipped 3.13 million tons of the grain in the first quarter of 2016 versus 1.53 million in the same 2015 period

Argentine wheat exports more than doubled in the first quarter, government data showed, as farmers rushed to sell stockpiles ahead of an expected jump in plantings spurred by the open-market policies of new President Mauricio Macri. The surge in Argentine supply is hitting an oversaturated world market and putting downward pressure on wheat prices already near their lowest levels in six years.

Monday, May 16th 2016 - 21:42 UTC

Falkland Islands' biosecurity officers thwart Argentine ant army invasion

The ants were identified by UK experts as the extremely invasive Argentine Ant (Linepithema humile),

By Ross James, Biosecurity Officer for Penguin News - An Argentine army, thousands strong invaded the Falklands recently, and their arrival went unnoticed for several weeks before the alarm was raised. The Argentine Ants arrived aboard a yacht which had sailed non-stop around the world from Australia, non-stop that is until huge waves swept the singlehanded 78 year-old sailor overboard and capsized his yacht as he rounded Cape Horn. In a stroke of luck a subsequent wave righted the vessel and at the same time the sailor was able to pull himself back aboard.

Monday, May 16th 2016 - 18:56 UTC

The Falklands would be safer after Brexit

UK’s liberation of the Falklands, which strengthened the credibility of British power worldwide for decades, did not benefit at all from membership of the EEC

By Julian Thompson for The Telegraph (*)

As the EU referendum campaign enters its final stages, the Remain camp is resorting to ever more desperate fear tactics to win the argument. The latest – and most ludicrous – proposition is that the future of UK dependent territories will be under threat if we leave. Without EU support, we are told, Argentina would perceive Britain as “weakened” and might invade the Falklands.

Monday, May 16th 2016 - 07:25 UTC

Argentina's economy grows 0.8% during first quarter says Central bank

“There are mixed signals in the economy. Consumption is falling but investment is growing”, Sturzenegger said. “We have high hopes for the second half of the year.”

Argentina's economy grew 0.8% on the first quarter of the year compared to the same period last year, Central Bank Governor Federico Sturzenegger said, declaring that since President Mauricio Macri took office employment has remained “stable.”

Monday, May 16th 2016 - 05:20 UTC

Malcorra's UN potential nomination sets off speculation about several names to replace her

Malcorra faces major hurdles: Ban Ki-moon's successor should now come from Eastern Europe and the Security Council, where she could meet a UK veto

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra manifest intention of becoming the first woman Secretary General of the United Nations, which has the support from president Mauricio Macri administration has set out domestic and international speculation.

Saturday, May 14th 2016 - 08:02 UTC

Cristina Fernandez and former officials charged with defrauding the state in dollar futures operations

“Unthinkable that a financial operation of this magnitude” could have been done without explicit approval of the highest political and economic levels, said Bonadio

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was charged on Friday with defrauding the state as part of her government's handling of the dollar futures market. Federal judge Claudio Bonadio said that a scheme to keep the Argentine peso inflated by selling dollars below market value would not have been possible without Fernandez's approval.

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 11:30 UTC

Argentina supports the institutional situation in Brazil, but fears effects of the neighbor's recession

 Argentina’s Foreign Ministry said that the government respects “the institutional process that is unfolding” and is confident in the strength of Brazilian democracy

The Argentine government publicly showed its support for the new status quo in Brazil, minutes after the country’s vice-president, Michel Temer, temporarily took power after President Dilma Rousseff was suspended from office after the Senate voted to open impeachment proceedings against her early yesterday morning.

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 07:39 UTC

Argentina and UK agree on the need to identify areas of cooperation in the South Atlantic

Ministers expressed their positions on the Malvinas question and coincided that disagreement should not be an obstacle for developing a more ample agenda.

Argentina and UK agreed to disagree on the Falklands/Malvinas question, but coincided that the issue should not be an obstacle for the development of a wider positive agenda. Furthermore the two countries agreed on the need to identify possible areas of cooperation in the South Atlantic, such as exploitation of natural resources, and connectivity between the continent and the Islands.

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