On the eve of the 176th anniversary of the illegitimate occupation of the Islas Malvinas by the United Kingdom (January 3rd.) the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner issued a statement emphasizing Argentina's sovereignty claims over the South Atlantic archipelago and described as unjustified the British negative to address the question.
Argentine builders stumbled across the wreck of an 18th century Spanish galleon while digging the foundations for a riverside high-rise building in Buenos Aires, archeologists said on Tuesday.
Argentina appointed a supervisor to help oversee pipeline operator Transportadora de Gas del Norte SA, TGN, after the company said it will default on 22.1 million US dollars debt, Federal Planning Minister Julio De Vido announced Monday.
The Argentine Darwin cemetery in the Falkland Islands has been formally declared a national historic site in a decree signed by Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner according to reports in the Buenos Aires press.
More than ten thousand people and 500 vehicles turned up on Monday in Buenos Aires, for the official launching of the 2009 Dakar Rally, which for the first time will be disputed outside Africa and takes off next January 3 from the Argentine capital covering 9.600 kilometres of Argentine and Chilean territory.
One of Buenos Aires city most exclusive apartments, a lavish flat with five dormitories and three terraces with a 360 degrees view on the fourteenth story is on sale for the modest sum of 6 million US dollars.
Argentina reported the lowest economic growth in more than five years in October as factories cut output because of waning sales and exports. The country's economic activity index expanded 5.2% in October compared to the same month a year ago and 0.1% over September.
An Argentine court will investigate former President Nestor Kirchner, the husband and predecessor of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, over possible irregularities in government contracts, court officials confirmed on Tuesday in Buenos Aires.
Argentine exports in November experienced their first decrease in six years falling 6% to 5.1 billion US dollars as a direct consequence of lower commodities prices and smaller volumes of soy shipped to China. This represented a significant 7.3% drop in the month's trade surplus, 952 million USD compared to a year ago.
Following a year full of political events and tension, basically the several month-long conflict between the Argentine government and farmers, Argentines are among the most optimistic about 2009 according to a world public opinion poll from TNS Gallup.