Argentina

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Saturday, January 23rd 2016 - 08:51 UTC

Macri's support in his first two months in office soars to 65%

Macri had a popularity rating of 64% in one poll by the Poliarquia consultancy published on Friday and 67% in the latest survey from pollster Isonomia.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri's popularity is at about 65% two months after he narrowly won office and carried out a raft of fiscal and financial measures, including a controlled currency devaluation as part of his plan to revive Latin America's third largest economy, two polls showed.

Saturday, January 23rd 2016 - 08:28 UTC

Argentina now denies dengue outbreak is an 'epidemic'.

“There is no such gravity,” in the current situation, said Argentine Health Ministry’s Epidemiology Director Jorge San Juan

Even as the number of new cases of dengue fever continued to rise in Argentina, the Health Ministry performed a rapid about-face and disavowed a statement made on Wednesday that the outbreak constituted “an epidemic.”

Saturday, January 23rd 2016 - 08:01 UTC

Macri and Obama could meet at the end of March, reestablishing formal bilateral dialogue

While in Davos, Macri had a long conversation with US vice-president Joe Biden as part of the new bilateral atmosphere.

Mauricio Macri expects to meet with Barack Obama at the end of next March when the Argentine president attends in Washington the summit on Nuclear Security of which Argentina is a member. The event takes place between 31 March and first April, and if the meeting effectively takes place, it would mean the return of the formal dialogue between the two countries, rather frozen under his predecessor Cristina Fernandez.

Saturday, January 23rd 2016 - 07:48 UTC

Argentina wants to recover the space it deserves in the world, said Malcorra

“Argentina is in a plan to insert herself in the space that she deserves in the world”, Malcorra affirmed.

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra was also very busy while in Davos, holding a raft of meetings including with US Secretary John Kerry, who at the end of talks twitted, “great discussion on range of topics w FM @SusanaMalcorra. #Argentina remains important friend & partner in region”.

Saturday, January 23rd 2016 - 04:41 UTC

France confirms Hollande visit to Argentina, Uruguay and Peru next month

Macri and French PM Valls talked in Spanish and cordial. Valls confirmed President Hollande would be visiting Argentina in February

President François Hollande will be visiting Argentina next month, the country’s prime minister, Manuel Valls, confirmed to President Mauricio Macri in Davos, where the two leaders discussed the remaining details of the trip that will include stops in Uruguay, Peru and Argentina.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 07:17 UTC

Argentina admits ”epidemic of (mosquito-borne) dengue fever”, including Buenos Aires city

“We already have an epidemic of Dengue fever,” Lemus said, in reference to the provinces of Misiones and Formosa where hundreds of cases have been reported

The first cases of Dengue fever struck Buenos Aires City this week as a spate of outbreaks in Greater Buenos Aires and across Argentina’s northeast were labeled “an epidemic” by Health Minister Jorge Lemus.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:45 UTC

Macri/Cameron coincide on new relationship; Falklands left for further on

President Macri and PM Cameron next to their delegations, talked for over half hour this Thursday midday in Davos

Argentine President Mauricio Macri met on Thursday with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Davos as both leaders attend the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. The atmosphere of the meeting was described as 'very positive' and several steps of a new relationship were announced, while the Falklands/Malvinas issue was left for further on.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:33 UTC

UK position on Falklands remains as expressed by 2013 referendum, Cameron tells Macri

The UK government said three areas were covered in the talks between PM Cameron and Argentine president Macri

The United Kingdom government has released a statement pointing out the “three areas” British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Mauricio Macri “covered” during their Davos meeting on Thursday.

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 04:15 UTC

US announced support for Argentina at multilateral development banks

Treasury Secretary Lew informed Argentine Finance Minister Prat-Gay of the US change of position during their meeting in Davos

The United States is ending its policy of opposing most lending to Argentina from multilateral development banks, the US Treasury Department announced. US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew informed Argentine Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay of the move on Thursday when the two met in Davos, Switzerland, the department said in a statement.

Thursday, January 21st 2016 - 07:33 UTC

Argentine Finance minister expected to meet IMF chief to renew formal ties

Resuming formal ties means allowing the IMF to conduct a review of the Argentine, which would be their first since 2006.

Argentine Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay is planning to meet with IMF's Christine Lagarde at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss resuming formal ties with the international lender, according to a report published by Bloomberg.

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