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Montevideo, August 21st 2017 - 02:49 UTC


  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2017 - 07:33 UTC

    Hammond begins round of trade and political talks in Argentina

    Hammond is scheduled to meet ministers of economy, finance, foreign affairs, and with president Mauricio Macri

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer begins on Wednesday a round of trade, investment and political contacts in Argentina, following a two day visit to Brazil, as part of a tour of South America's biggest economy. It will be the most important visit of a British cabinet minister in over sixteen years to Argentina.

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2017 - 07:06 UTC

    Argentine Peso rises against the US dollar as Central Bank shows its muscle

    President Macri let the currency float shortly after taking office in December 2015, removing the controls that ex populist president Cristina Fernandez put in place

    Argentina's Peso rose against the dollar on Monday for the first time in two weeks, after the central bank intervened in the foreign exchange markets on Friday to halt the currency's rapid decline to historic lows, when it reached 18 Pesos.

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2017 - 06:25 UTC

    Hammond arrives in Argentina on trade mission; scheduled to meet Macri

    Hammond is scheduled to meet president Mauricio Macri, Economy minister Nicolas Dujovne, Finance minister Luis Caputo and foreign minister Jorge Faurie.

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is scheduled to arrive in Buenos Aires Tuesday evening following a two day business promotion visit to Brazil. It will be the first time a leading UK cabinet minister sets foot in Argentina in sixteen years; the last was when ex Prime Minister Tony Blair met ex president Fernando De la Rua in the Iguazu falls in 2001.

  • Thursday, July 27th 2017 - 16:58 UTC

    Argentina and Uruguay plan to make a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup

    Carlos Mac Allister said the presidents of both countries and leaders of the two national football federations had agreed to move ahead.

    Argentina and Uruguay are going ahead with plans to make a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup despite expected competition from China and others .The South American neighbors are counting on sentimental support with Uruguay hosting the first World Cup in 1930.

  • Thursday, July 27th 2017 - 10:13 UTC

    ARA Libertad docks in Southampton: Open Day on Friday and Saturday

    The flagship of the Argentine navy with 61 midshipmen on board arrived in Southampton as part of a world tour

    Argentina´s navy frigate and tall ship ARA Libertad dropped anchor in Southampton on Wednesday as part of 46th midshipman promotion world tour which left Buenos Aires last March. Ambassador Carlos Sersale di Cerisano received the flagship of the Argentine Navy, while the whole operation was transmitted live from the embassy in London.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2017 - 08:28 UTC

    Argentina confident Falklands dialogue is advancing gently

    Faurie linked the success of Falklands' current negotiations as long as they are approached gently, avoiding “susceptibilities” such as the Islands' sovereignty

    Argentine foreign minister Jorge Faurie said dialogue on the Falkland/Malvinas Islands with the United Kingdom is “advancing” and both countries are determined to “enrich the relation”, but it is a path which is possible as long as the sovereignty of the Islands is not discussed.

  • Monday, July 24th 2017 - 06:09 UTC

    Falklands war new book says invading Argentines faced fierce defense from Marines and suffered heavy casualties

    The First Casualty was written after Ricky Phillips interviewed survivors on both sides to get the full story.

    A new book has challenged the official account of the Falklands War, including allegedly one of the worst kept secrets of the conflict. The First Casualty, written by noted military historian Ricky Phillips, reveals that, far from surrendering without a fight when the Argentines invaded the Islands in April 1982, a detachment of Royal Marines battled for more than two hours and killed around 100 of their opponents.

  • Thursday, July 20th 2017 - 20:51 UTC

    Argentina posts a primary fiscal deficit of 1.5% of GDP

    Dujovne said there was “no doubt” that Argentina would meet its annual goal this year. He pointed to a 32% increase in government revenue in the first half

    Argentina posted a primary fiscal deficit of 144 billion pesos (US$8.4 billion), or 1.5% of GDP in the first half of 2017, Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne said on Wednesday, beating the government target for a gap of 2% of GDP. The primary fiscal deficit was 103 billion pesos in the second quarter, compared with 41 billion pesos in the first quarter.

  • Thursday, July 20th 2017 - 16:13 UTC

    The Frigate “Libertad” arrives at Southampton next week

    Frigate ARA Libertad will be calling  Southampton, on July 26th.

    On 26th July the Frigate ARA Libertad will arrive at Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal, Eastern Docks, Berth 38, in Southampton, where the Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom R. Carlos Sersale di Cerisano will welcome the crew of 27 officers, 187 non-commissioned officers and 61 training officers. In her role as Ambassador of the seas, the vessel carries a message of peace, friendship and a will to build bridges with the world.

  • Thursday, July 20th 2017 - 09:54 UTC

    Top oil companies plan to invest US$ 1.15bn in Patagonia's shale formation

    BP’s Pan American Energy, Total Austral, Wintershall Energía, and YPF are committing the investment over the next five years to drill more than 60 wells

    BP unit and subsidiaries of France’s Total and Germany’s Wintershall have signed an investment agreement with Argentina’s state-run oil company YPF to jointly invest US$1.15 billion in the Vaca Muerta shale formation in Argentina.