Friday, October 2nd 2015 - 05:52 UTC

Uruguay and Argentina ban hake and squid captures in shared waters

In the case of hake, the fishing ban will last until 31 December while for the squid it will be valid until 30 April, 2016.

The Joint Technical Commission for the Maritime Front (CTMFM) announced a ban on hake (Merluccius hubbsi) and squid (Illex argentinus) capture in the Common Fishing Zone of Uruguay and Argentina as of Thursday October first.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 08:19 UTC

Argentina launches the three-ton ARSAT-2 telecommunications satellite

The satellite is the second in ARSAT project’s repertoire, following the launch of ARSAT-1 in October last year

Argentina on Wednesday launched the ARSAT-2 spacecraft from a site in French Guyana, with the goal of providing telecommunication services across much of the Western hemisphere. ARSAT (Argentine Satellite Solutions), a state-owned company created in 2006, monitored the launch and operation of ARSAT-2 from the Benavídez Ground Station in northern Buenos Aires province.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 05:19 UTC

Falklands: Argentina waiting for a reply to its project to identify remains buried at Darwin

Foreign minister Timerman met in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with Peter Maurer, president of the Red Cross International Committee

Argentina is concerned that there has been no reply from the UK regarding its initiative and request to identify the remains of the Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery, or Argentine memorial, in the Falkland Islands, according to a release from the Argentine foreign ministry.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 06:54 UTC

Argentina furious with Washington over top-spy 'hiding' in the US

Cristina Fernandez dedicated much of her speech to the UN General Assembly to talk about the spy-case and lack of cooperation from the US

Argentina and the US are on collision course following president Cristina Fernandez complaint of lack of cooperation from Washington, in helping locate a former Argentine spy, head of special operations, who apparently is hiding 'or being protected' in the US, and has been summoned by prosecutors in Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - 06:38 UTC

Plenty of Cristina's friends referred to the Malvinas claim at the UN

  “It's obvious that in a limited span of time the president can't address all issues and she had priorities”, pointed out Timerman

Although president Cristina Fernandez, to the surprise of many, did not mention a word about Argentina's claim over the Falkland Islands, particularly since this was her last address to the UN General Assembly, Minister Hector Timerman said that nobody could doubt the president's commitment to the Malvinas question, and there were plenty of mentions to the issue from allied countries.

Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 05:17 UTC

Cristina Fernandez points her guns to the US and 'vulture funds', but no word on the Falklands

In her last address, the president defined the AMIA case “as a spider's web of foreign interests, in which the weakest and smallest are trapped”.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, President Cristina Fernandez accused the United States of 'protecting' a former Argentine intelligence agent, blasted the speculative or 'vulture funds', gave details of the Iran-US-Argentina dealings and to everybody's surprise did not mention a word about the Falkland Islands sovereignty claim.

Saturday, September 26th 2015 - 09:43 UTC

US dollar in Argentina at an all time record of 16.08 Pesos

Polls show Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli ahead of his top rival, Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri, but yet unable to avoid a runoff a month later

The unofficial or 'blue' US dollar exchange rate in Argentina hit an all-time high of 16.08 Pesos at the end of trading on Friday, due in part to policy uncertainty ahead of the October 25 presidential election, according to local market sources.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015 - 08:52 UTC

Argentine squid catch this season was down 23% to 127.217 tons

The jigger fleet of 65 vessels landed 117,038 tons of squid, 93.7% of the total. Most catches (98,048.7 tons) came from the area located south of latitude 44°.

The squid season closed in Argentina with a total landing of 127,216.9 tons of Illex argentinus, representing an annual decline of 23% (38,005.6 tons), according to the latest stats published by the Under secretariat of Fisheries of the Nation. Last year the catch totaled 165.221 tons.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015 - 07:05 UTC

Brazil's currency falls to its weakest level against the US dollar, 4.06 Reais

Brazil's real fell 2% to a session low of 4.06 per dollar, breaking a major psychological barrier and surpassing the previous record low of 4.014 in 2002.

Brazil's currency fell to its weakest level ever as investors cast a wary eye on negotiations over spending bills that could further complicate the country's tenuous fiscal position. The currency, like others across Latin America, was also hammered by a global rise in the dollar sparked by increased expectations that the US Federal Reserve is still on track to raise interest rates this year.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015 - 06:55 UTC

'Cristina Fernandez 2019' and a Scioli 'constructive transition' burst into the presidential campaign

”Scioli is a loyal, different man and, well, he could even be a very constructive transition to wait for the return of Cristina,” Carlotto told reporters

Estela de Carlotto, the president of Argentina's Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights organization, considered Daniel Scioli a “faithful and different man” whose triumph in the October presidential elections could pave the way for a “constructive transition” toward the “return of Cristina” Fernández to power in four years time.


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