Following on Sunday’s electoral victory in the northern province of Catamarca, Argentina’s Cabinet Chief, Aníbal Fernández insisted that the Victory Front ruling party might go with a non-Peronist vice-presidential candidate on next October’s presidential elections.
Inflation in Argentina advanced 0.7% in February over the previous month pushed mainly by increases in the clothing sector (2.2%) and leisure activities (3.5%), according to the official Indec National Statistics Bureau. During the first two months of the year, the consumer prices index accumulated 1.5%.
A surprise ruling party victory in Argentina’s first provincial election of the year gives President Cristina Fernandez a boost before her likely re-election bid in October. CFK ally Lucia Corpacci ousted the current governor of Catamarca province, who sought a third term in Sunday’s vote.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke at the official ceremony for the opening of the the new cruise ship terminal of the Buenos Aires City port and highlighted the importance of boosting tourism, which contributes to Argentina's growth and creates jobs.
Half a million additional kids in Argentina will see their prospects in life improve following the expansion of a popular social protection program with World Bank support.
Repsol YPF, (REP) Spain’s biggest oil company, agreed to sell 3.83% in YPF for 639 million US dollars, cutting its holding in the Argentine unit to 76%, and said it plans to sell more shares through a public offering.
Nobel Prize Mario Vargas Llosa has said he will speak about politics in his inaugural speech at the international book fair in Buenos Aires after a group of intellectuals tried to veto his presence in Argentina, according to the Buenos Aires media.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is the “natural candidate” for next October election to ensure the continuation of the current productive and job creating model, according to several cabinet ministers who attended a political rally in support of the still undeclared candidate.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (CFK) behind doors in Government House criticized her peer from Venezuela Hugo Chavez saying “he speaks before stopping to think” and praised US president Barack Obama insisting she was interested in having “closer relations with United States”, according to the latest revelations from Wikileaks.
Relations between Argentina and the United States are ‘excellent’ said ultra ‘Kirchnerite’ lawmaker Carlos Kunkel who discarded as ‘interested parties’ versions indicating certain ‘discomfort’ in President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner administration with the coming visit of President Barack Obama to El Salvador, Chile and Brazil.