Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, CFK and her Uruguayan counterpart José Mujica met Monday afternoon during a surprise visit to the Olivos presidential residence in Buenos Aires.
Argentina formally protested on Monday a possible move by China to block imports of Argentine soybean oil in a trade row that threatens a key export of the country and last year involved almost 1.5 billion US dollars.
Argentina began servicing public debt using Central Bank reserves after making its first payment Monday, according to sources from the Economy Ministry.
Latest official data from Argentina’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Sub-secretariat indicates that 41.163 tons of hake (Merluccius hubbsi) were landed in Argentine ports between 1 January and 29 March. This is 33.5% less than in the same quarter of 2009 when 61.886 tons were unloaded.
Over two million people live in a thousand shanty towns in the surroundings of Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires in conditions of extreme marginality and precariousness, according to official data released by the weekend press.
The head of the Argentine Fisheries Subsecretariat, Norberto Yauhar, assures that the assessment of his recent trip to China was very positive, and that “the objective of the trade mission was reached and, in many cases, surpassed expectations.”
“Don’t try to scare us with the ghost that we are going to take Malvinas militarily”, said Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner at the main commemoration of the 28th anniversary of the Argentine troops landing in the Falkland Islands.
Britons have been warned to stay away from marches in Buenos Aires on Friday as thousands are expected to mass for Argentina's biggest anti-British protests in years.
Argentina’s accelerating inflation and deteriorating finances will undermine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s goal of selling global bonds with an interest rate below 10%, said Silvia Marengo who helps manage 500 million USD of debt at Falcon Private Bank in Zurich in a report compiled by Bloomberg.
Following an Argentine federal court ruling approving the use of Central Bank reserves for the payment of foreign debt the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will begin transactions next week using the liberated funds.