Argentina is tightening fisheries conservation in the South Atlantic. The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery, and Food (SAGP&A) announced it will establish catch limits, intended to last 15 years, for polaca (Micromesistius australis), hoki (Macruronus magellanicus) and Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides).
Argentina's April inflation rate reached 0.3% and 5.7% in the last twelve months according to the latest release from the National Statistics Institute, Indec. The wholesale or production prices for the month was 0.5% and 1.7% since January, while the Construction Cost index rose 0.4% and 1%.
Argentine mid term elections have given a nasty turn as more opposition candidates are calling for “an orderly transition” that ensures governance from the day after June 28 until the end of the current presidential mandate of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
The Falkland Islands Government Director of Mineral Resources today responded calmly to the Argentine Foreign Affairs vehement reaction to the UK submission in respect of its extended continental shelf claim around the Falkland Islands.
Argentina, once the breadbasket of the world and land of some of the best cattle beef could be forced next year to import wheat and beef to meet domestic demand, according to government and private sector reports.
Argentine sanitary officials confirmed Monday five new cases of autochthonous dengue in the capital Buenos Aires and another in the province of Buenos Aires while the official figures from the federal ministry of Public Health indicate that there are 23.470 confirmed infections from the mosquito transmitted disease.
The Argentine government expressed on Monday its most vigorous rejection to “the United Kingdom’s pretension to establish maritime spaces round the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands, which are part of Argentine national territory”.
Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner will run for a seat in Congress in a bid to bolster the ruling party in June 28 mid-term elections. The ballot is seen as referendum on the government of current president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her husband, Nestor Kirchner.
The President Barack Obama administration has named a prestigious civil rights activist of Hispanic-Mexican origin as the next US ambassador in Argentina. Vilma Socorro Martinez, 66, will replace Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne who has held the job for three and a half years.
The Argentine Central Bank must ensure that the flight of capital does not erode the “wealth of the country”, warned a former head of the bank, who revealed that since the beginning of the crisis 34 billion US dollars had fled from South America’s second largest economy.