Friday, August 19th 2016 - 10:11 UTC

Argentina points to Uruguay for causing a “vacuum” in Mercosur and the current situation

 “Uruguay's unilateral decision to end its Mercosur pro tempore presidency has created a limbo, a vacuum” said minister Susana Malcorra

Argentina considers that Uruguay created a “vacuum” in Mercosur when it unilaterally adopted the decision to devolve the block's presidency, and creating an unprecedented situation. Since then Mercosur has been involved in a serious controversy over the transfer of the presidency to Venezuela, which has strongly discredited the South American block.

Thursday, August 18th 2016 - 06:04 UTC

Macri after full integration of Mercosur with the Pacific Alliance

“First, we have to boost Mercosur,” Macri told Nikkei, suggesting he was ready to take the lead in breaking down tariffs and other barriers to trade within the bloc.

Latin America needs greater economic integration and a merger of Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance should be the objective, according to Argentine president Mauricio Macri, who insists in loosening trade restrictions in his country and the region.

Thursday, August 18th 2016 - 05:57 UTC

US and Argentina cooperation in South Atlantic climate conditions and fisheries

Ambassador Mamet during a recent visit to INIDEP's offices and labs in Mar del   Plata

An international forum on ocean and sea sciences between Argentine and United States scientists is scheduled for next week in Mar del Plata. The 23/27 August event is in the framework of the closer ties in research and innovation between Argentina and its new partner, United States.

Thursday, August 18th 2016 - 03:28 UTC

Nin Novoa's statements are “not compatible with the excellent relations between Brazil and Uruguay”

Nin Novoa during an informative meeting in Parliament stated Brazil had tried “to buy” Uruguay's support and Serra insisted in “bullying the Mercosur presidency”

The Brazilian government said it was deeply disappointed and surprised at statements from Uruguay's foreign minister, which “are not compatible with the excelence of relations between Brazil and Uruguay”, according to an official release from Itamaraty, Brazil's foreign ministry, regarding the controversy over the Mercosur presidency.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 20:59 UTC

Chevening Scholarships open to applications from Argentina

The scholarship offers financial support to study for a master’s degree at any UK university and to become part of an influential global network of 46,000 alumni.

The United Kingdom Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships from 8 August until 8 November 2016, announced the British Embassy in Buenos Aires. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 20:39 UTC

Argentina's squid season, one of the worst in recent times, is almost over

The average catch has been 9.08 tons per fishing day since the start of the season (January 28) until the week 31 of the season.

Only a few jiggers are still operating in the South Atlantic while the bulk of the Argentine fleet has already finished one of its worst squid (Illex argentinus) seasons. According to figures from Ministry of Agro Industry, until last August 8 a total of 56,159 tons of Illex had been landed.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 20:25 UTC

Macri preparing a major show to the world's business elite his vision of a modern Argentina

Participants will receive from the Macri administration the message that Argentina is not only a country that can be trusted but a modern state for launching business

Argentina is organizing a major business and investment forum next month, September 12/15, in Buenos Aires and more than 1,500 world business leaders and representatives of government and economic institutions are scheduled to attend the event, probably the largest in recent times in Latin America.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 07:17 UTC

Mercosur on collision course: Uruguay rejects collective presidency sponsored by Brazil

The collective presidency proposal has been sponsored by Paraguay and Brazil for several weeks, particularly Brazil's Foreign Minister Jose Serra.

Uruguay's Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said on Monday that he was opposed to the proposal that the Mercosur presidency should be held collectively, as a number of countries are opposed to Venezuela taking over the role. The proposal has been sponsored by Paraguay and Brazil for several weeks, particularly Brazil's Foreign Minister Jose Serra.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 07:03 UTC

Macri will move in an armored car following an attack with stones

The armored car for Macri was announced by minister Bullrich who claimed political activists close to ex president Cristina Fernandez organized the attack.

Argentine president Mauricio Macri will be moving in an armored sealed following this month's attack with stones during a rally in the city of Mar del Plata. The measure was announced by Security minister Patricia Bullrich who claimed political activists close to former president Cristina Fernandez of having organized the attack.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 06:56 UTC

Argentina reaches agreement with oil companies for temporary freeze of fuel prices

Oil producers in Argentina have long enjoyed above-market crude prices mandated by the government.

Argentina's government and leading oil companies hammered out a plan to gradually trim artificially high wellhead crude prices over the next three months in exchange for a temporary freeze on retail fuel prices.


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