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Montevideo, December 9th 2016 - 07:37 UTC

Argentina

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 11:34 UTC

    Japanese PM arrives in Argentina with pledges to increase investments

    Abe’s one-day visit provides the latest big international encounter for Argentina’s conservative president Mauricio Macri.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make an official visit to Argentina this Monday hoping to boost investment in the Latin American nation, officials said. It is the first visit to Argentina by a Japanese prime minister in 57 years—the last was by Abe’s grandfather Nobusuke Kishi in 1959.

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 11:22 UTC

    Nobody is going to invest in Argentina while fearing populism could be round the corner

    Gonzalez Fraga back from overseas said that nine out of ten questions from potential investors in Argentina refer to politics.

    Even admitting that the Argentine economy will expand 3% next year, nobody wants to invest in the country because they are not sure that populism won't be back in a couple of years, according to economist and former central bank chair Javier Gonzalez Fraga.

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 08:28 UTC

    Argentina upset with Falklands for insisting Darwin cemetery operation should be trilateral

    Islanders are pressing to be included in the documents as part of the negotiations, , “but this is unacceptable for the Argentine foreign ministry”, said Ms Kralikas

    The Argentine government is trying to agree with the UK on the humanitarian mission to identify the remains of an estimated eighty Argentine combatants (from 1982) buried in Falklands' Darwin cemetery, but there are still details to reach, more political than technical, since the Falkland Islanders insist in being part of the official documents, something “which is unacceptable for the Argentine foreign ministry”.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 18:39 UTC

    Buenos Aires admits poor cruise season because of past mistakes

    Some large cruises are expected in Buenos Aires among which MSC Orchestra and Music; Celebrity Infinity; Costa Luminosa and Queen Victoria.

    Buenos Aires cruise season has taken off but it will be far from its peak in 2012/13 when over half a million visitors reached the Argentine capital. This season will only see 81 calls with 323.000 visitors of which 70% foreigners, according to local port authorities.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 11:20 UTC

    Cristina Fernandez' petition for an immediate oral trial rejected

    Claudio Bonadío rejected as “inappropriate” and described as “impertinent, untimely and out of style” the petition from ex president Cristina Fernandez

    Argentine federal judge Claudio Bonadío rejected as “inappropriate” and described as “impertinent, untimely and out of style” the petition from ex president Cristina Fernandez for an immediate oral trial in the dollar futures case, emerging from an investigation into the last months of her administration.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 21:57 UTC

    Falklands to meet Red Cross in Geneva on DNA identification of Argentine combatants buried in Darwin

    MLA Mike Summers and MLA Phyl Rendell

    The Falklands government announced on Friday that MLA Mike Summers will be attending a meeting in Geneva, chaired by the Red Cross to forward agreements for DNA identification of Argentine combatants buried in Darwin. A follow up meeting in London for the signing of the agreements is scheduled, which will also include MLA Phyl Rendell, and to advance in other issues related to the September UK/Argentina joint statement referred to additional flights and fisheries scientific data exchange.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 11:13 UTC

    Argentina pledges to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 million by 2030

    Minister Bergman voices Argentina's commitment to making a difference on environmental issues

    Argentina will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from 570 to 483 million tonnes by 2030, Environment Minister Sergio Bergman announces in Marrakesh.Argentina's Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Sergio Bergman said Thursday at the United Nation's 22nd Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakesh (COP 22) that his country was working on a plan to achieve “zero deforestation,” the recovery of degraded lands and the change of energy matrix.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 10:28 UTC

    Buenos Aires' to have its own Trump Tower luxurious offices by 2020

    Buenos Aires Trump Tower project picks up momentum

    With a budget of 100 million dollars, construction of the 35-story building may start in June next year and be finished by 2020, it was announced by the same developers in charge of the residential project in Punta del Este under the name of next President of the United States.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 09:36 UTC

    Argentina and Canada allies in supporting free trade and combating protectionism

    Macri and Trudeau said “the challenge we’re facing now is to demonstrate that we can create trade deals that give benefits to small and medium-sized enterprises”

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took direct aim on Thursday at the walls of protectionism set to be erected around the United States, saying that freer trade is the best way to pull their countries out of economic uncertainty. The two leaders said there is real anxiety that progress and global trade have resulted in people being left behind or children being robbed of the same opportunities afforded their parents and grandparents.

  • Thursday, November 17th 2016 - 12:12 UTC

    Argentine Congress approves special pensions scheme for Malvinas veterans

    The exceptional pension scheme benefits those who “participated in war actions between 2 April and 14 June 1982 in the Malvinas Operations theatre”

    The Argentine Senate unanimously (58/58) passed a bill with a special pensions' scheme, described as exceptional and optional for those citizens who were involved in the Malvinas war. The vote was cheered by the veterans present at the session's discussion.