Argentina's fourth-quarter current account surplus shrank 40% from a year earlier to 1.81 billion USD, mainly because of a smaller merchandise trade surplus as the global financial crisis hurt the local economy, the government said on Thursday.
An estimated 10.000 Argentines marched Wednesday evening on the historic Plaza de Mayo in the capital, Buenos Aires to demand more anti-crime measures, reflecting a top priority among Argentines, according to recent polls. The protest was repeated in other marches through out Argentina at the same time.
Companies dedicated to squid (Illex argentinus) fishing still find themselves in a critical situation mainly due to an increase in fishing costs, warned this week the head of the Argentine Chamber of Jigger Fishing Vessels Shipowners (CAPA), Fernando Georgiadis.
ARGENTINE war veterans visiting the Falkland Islands have been treated with, “…respect and kindness,” by Islanders, Marcelo Gustavo Sanchez of Centro de Veteranos de Guerra de Lujan, told Mercopress.
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced Tuesday she will send Congress a bill to re-nationalize the Military Aircraft Manufacturing Centre, a defence contractor currently controlled by US Lockheed Martin Corp.
PEACEFUL and emotional is how five Argentine runners, including three 1982 war veterans, describe their visit to the Falkland Islands and their participation in the Standard Chartered Bank Stanley Marathon on Sunday.
A Venezuelan businessman was sentenced in Miami on Monday to four years in prison for acting as an unregistered agent of Venezuela in the United States. Franklin Duran had been convicted of conspiring to cover up the origin and destination of a suitcase stuffed with 800.000 US dollars in cash that was found in 2007 in a Buenos Aires airport.
FALKLAND Islanders have expressed surprise at the unexpected arrival in Stanley of around sixty Argentine veterans of the 1982 War.
Uruguay has no plans to appeal before Mercosur against Argentina’s decision to expand the list of products which no longer have access to automatic import licences which is significantly slowing bilateral trade, said Uruguay’s director of the Mercosur Economic Affairs and Integration Office, Walter Cancela.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez announced Friday the presentation next week of a bill to Congress to bring forward mid-term elections to June from October, to let the government focus on fighting economic problems and less on politics.