Argentina

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Tuesday, August 17th 2010 - 09:17 UTC

Tourists arriving in Argentina during June increased 29.7% over a year ago

Buenos Aires remains as the main attraction for Brazilians

The number of tourists that arrived in Argentina during June increased 29.7% compared to the same month last year, according to a government report.

Tuesday, August 17th 2010 - 09:04 UTC

Remarkable photos of the August 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Prague

One of the outstanding pictures of the exhibition showing a tank captured by protestors

The Argentine foundation for the endowment of art and culture OSDE has opened an exhibition in Buenos Aires which recalls the Soviet invasion of Prague in 1968. The remarkable photographs were taken during one week in August of 1968, which capture the Soviet-led invasion of Prague.

Tuesday, August 17th 2010 - 08:56 UTC

“Argentina/UK relation must go beyond the Falklands/Malvinas conflict”

British ambassador Shan Morgan

The Argentina/UK relation must go beyond the Falklands/Malvinas conflict, said British ambassador Shan Morgan during a recent visit to Salta, one of Argentina’s most northern provinces famous for its landscape and agro-industry potential. She also praised Argentine labour and talent and was hopeful a trade agreement could soon be reached with the European Union.

Monday, August 16th 2010 - 05:08 UTC

Argentina official July inflation, 0.8%; private sector and unions: 1.9%

Not even Hugo Moyano is convinced of Indec’s numbers

Argentina’s annual inflation rate in July rose to the highest level since May 2006, led by higher costs for leisure goods and clothing. Consumer prices increased 11.2% from a year earlier and 0.8% from June the national statistics institute Indec, said.

Monday, August 16th 2010 - 05:05 UTC

Argentina developing satellite launcher; ready by 2013 in Puerto Belgarno

Conrado Varotto, head of Argentina’s Space Activities

Argentina is in the process of developing a satellite launcher which could become operational in three years time, making it the sixth country in the world with that capacity, according to a Sunday edition report in La Nacion.

Monday, August 16th 2010 - 04:52 UTC

It is official: Cristina or Nestor will be running for president in 2011

Husband or wife, wife or husband, but like it or not a Kirchner

Argentine Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández said Sunday that either Néstor Kirchner or Cristina Fernández de Kirchner would be the candidates for the 2011 presidential elections from the ruling party.

Friday, August 13th 2010 - 07:00 UTC

“Discriminatory trade” measures could limit Chinese interest in Argentina

In spite of smiles and promises, Mrs Kirchner and Hu Jintao can’t agree on soy-oil

As China is gaining ever wider economic influence, Argentina runs the risk of losing the opportunity to benefit from the trend by keeping discriminatory measures against Chinese products, an Argentine expert warned.

Friday, August 13th 2010 - 06:39 UTC

Argentine wheat farmers slash land sown to a 111 year low, says FT

The rich pampas with less wheat but covered in soybeans

British newspaper “The Financial Times” has run a story focusing on Argentina's wheat production, explaining that due to export limits and taxes, “farmers have slashed the land sown with wheat to a 111-year low” and cereal exports “have been halved over the past five years.”

Thursday, August 12th 2010 - 04:30 UTC

Hillary Clinton praises Argentina for its role in helping consolidate peace

H. Timerman with Hillary at the State Department

Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Héctor Timerman and US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, met at the US Department of State Wednesday on what was the second and final day of the minister's diplomatic trip to Washington, DC

Wednesday, August 11th 2010 - 06:43 UTC

Timerman meets Hillary Clinton to elaborate bilateral and regional agenda

Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman

Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Héctor Timerman is travelling to Washington for a series of meetings with several of US President Barack Obama's advisors in relation to regional, economic and nuclear issues in Latin America.

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