Argentina

Argentina
Thursday, November 12th 2009 - 09:29 UTC

Argentine government monthly report: “signs of slow recovery”

Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernandez addressing congress

Argentina’s cabinet chief Aníbal Fernández reported there were signs of “a slow recovery” in the economy, during his monthly address to the Congress. “The usual soothsayers were wrong in their predictions,” he said, claiming that GDP fell less abruptly in Argentina than in Peru, Chile or even Brazil.

Thursday, November 12th 2009 - 06:29 UTC

Buenos Aires clogged and in chaos under picket rule

Pickets camping in the world’s widest avenue, 9 de Julio

Thousands of Argentine unemployed turned to the streets of Buenos Aires blocking streets in demand for government subsidies generating a massive traffic chaos for the second day running. On Tuesday it was the underground workers that walked out leaving literally millions stranded in Argentina’s capital as the political and social climate dangerously escalates.

Wednesday, November 11th 2009 - 11:54 UTC

Book crudely exposes Kirchner’s tactics to remain in power

“The Landlord” Kirchner and his “penguins” who came from windy Patagonia

The Landlord (El Dueño) is the title of the latest book released in Argentina which tells the story of how a shy and humiliated adolescent manages to become the richest, most powerful and vindictive president of Argentina, according to the internet site Hipercritico.com which belongs to the author of the book Luis Majul.

Wednesday, November 11th 2009 - 11:23 UTC

Argentina Seeks to Resolve Defaulted Debt Issues, While “Vulture Funds” Are Determined to Undermine

The Argentine government recently announced a plan to offer a debt swap to investors still holding US$20 billion (plus interest) in unpaid bonds from the country’s 2001 debt default.

Wednesday, November 11th 2009 - 10:50 UTC

Peruvian navy interested in Argentine manufactured sea-air missiles

Peruvian Admiral Rolando Navarrete Salomón

The Peruvian Navy expressed interest in the acquisition of Argentine manufactured missiles currently under development, basically a version of the sea air Aspide, according to a Monday release from the Argentine Defence ministry.

Tuesday, November 10th 2009 - 11:53 UTC

Mrs. Kirchner blames opposition and the press for social unrest feeling

The Argentine press looking for someone to blame

In the midst of growing social unrest which has taken to the streets of Buenos Aires to protest, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said Monday that she believes in order, in organization, but not through repression.

Tuesday, November 10th 2009 - 11:50 UTC

Argentine Church concerned with “social tension and coexistence problems”

Stormy relations between the Kirchner couple and Cardinal Bergoglio

The Argentine Catholic Church showed their “great concern” on “the social tension and coexistence problems” in the country and demanded “consensus and dialogue” during the opening of this year's last plenary of Bishops at Pilar district, Buenos Aires province.

Monday, November 9th 2009 - 15:17 UTC

Latinamerican media blasts populist regimes for trying to gag press critics

IAPA was particularly harsh with Argentine president Cristina Kirchner

Populist leaders in Latin America increasingly use legal and political means to silence critics in the media, according to Enrique Santos Calderón, president of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA). Tactics include revoking broadcast licenses, fostering hostility toward journalists, and giving a free hand to government supporters who have attacked broadcast stations, newsrooms and printing plants.

Monday, November 9th 2009 - 12:54 UTC

Amorim and Taiana meet to address “trade difficulties”

Jorge Taiana will express Argentina’s concern

Brazilian Foreign Affairs minister Celso Amorim will receive Monday in Rio do Janeiro his Argentine counterpart Jorge Taiana to discuss several issues of the “bilateral agenda” including, according to Argentine diplomatic sources the ongoing “trade differences”.

Monday, November 9th 2009 - 08:43 UTC

With Iran in mind Israeli president begins historic visit to Argentina and Brazil

Shimon Peres, first head of state from Israel to visit Brazil in forty years

Israeli President Shimon Peres begins Monday a “historic visit” to Brazil and Argentina, the first in decades to both countries for an Israeli head of state, and one of the main issues of the agenda will be the so-called “Iranian infiltration” in Latinamerica.

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