Thursday, May 19th 2011 - 07:13 UTC

Brazil’s top industry organization head calls Argentine minister “cry-baby”

FIESP president Paulo Skaf recommends Argentina looks at what they are doing

While Argentine and Brazilian officials are involved in a ‘constructive dialogue’ to overcome trade disputes the head of the powerful Sao Paulo Federation of Industries, FIESP, Paulo Skaf said that Argentine Industry minister Debora Giorgi tends to “over-cry” the restrictions imposed on car imports to Brazil.

Thursday, May 19th 2011 - 07:08 UTC

Argentine Jewish community wins an injunction against Google

Google banned from running adverts in anti-Semitic and racist websites

The umbrella organization of Argentina's Jewish community, DAIA, has won an injunction against Google, preventing the world's most popular search engine from “suggesting” anti-Semitic and racist websites to its users.

Thursday, May 19th 2011 - 07:05 UTC

Mercedes Benz faces US lawsuit for alleged collaboration with Argentine military Junta

Plaintiffs include relatives of Mercedes Benz Argentina workers presumed to have been murdered during the Dirty War

Germany’s Daimler AG must face a U.S. lawsuit alleging its Argentine Mercedes-Benz unit collaborated with state security forces to kill and torture workers during the so- called Dirty War 35 years ago, an appeals court ruled.

Thursday, May 19th 2011 - 06:54 UTC

Small commercial plane crashes in Patagonia killing all 22 on board

The Saab 340 twin engine was en route to Comodoro Rivadavia

A small commercial plane crashed in an isolated part of Patagonia in southern Argentina late on Wednesday, killing all 22 people on board, officials said.

Wednesday, May 18th 2011 - 16:46 UTC

Argentina’s poor cousin? Not Uruguay

President Jose Mujica up beat on the economy, not so much on politics

The following piece by Jude Webber writing for the Financial Times explains the different approach by the two neighboring countries to the windfall earnings of the commodities boom.

Wednesday, May 18th 2011 - 07:08 UTC

CFK calls on unions to cool down and ratifies she’s ‘not dying to be president again’

 Interior minister Randazzo says Mrs Kirchner has an unbelievable support in the whole of Argentina

Argentine Minister of Interior ratified late Tuesday that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner threat that she would not bid for re-election next October if organized labour continues to pressure on her government. However CFK is not annoyed with Hugo Moyano chief of the powerful Labour Confederation, CGT.

Wednesday, May 18th 2011 - 06:55 UTC

Moyano ignores threats: “as far as I know, Cristina is running for re-election”

“I’m either number one or nothing”

Argentina’s organized labour chief Hugo Moyano further escalated the controversy with the government saying he supports President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner re-election next October and cautioned that she is the only candidate he has vowed to back.

Tuesday, May 17th 2011 - 23:12 UTC

Argentina/Brazil meet next week to address trade differences

Industry ministry Debora Giorgi with Brazilian ambassador Enio Cordeiro

Argentina and Brazil agreed Tuesday to resume ‘constructive’ trade negotiations to overcome the current bilateral dispute which surfaced following the latest protectionist measures that threaten exports from the two main Mercosur partners.

Tuesday, May 17th 2011 - 05:58 UTC

Argentina/Brazil agree to attempt dialogue to overcome latest trade dispute

With an overvalued Real, Brazil has been flooded by car imports

Argentine Minister for Industry, Debora Giorgi will meet in coming hours with Brazilian Ambassador, Enio Cordeiro, to schedule a series of meetings to address trade disputes between the two neighbouring countries and main Mercosur associates.

Tuesday, May 17th 2011 - 04:05 UTC

“There’s no plan B” if Cristina Fernandez does not seek re-election, says governor

Governor Urtubey openly joined the Cristina/Moyano fray

A recently elected governor and very close to Argentine president Cristina Fernandez cautioned that “there is not plan B” within the ruling Victory Front if Mrs Kirchner decides not to seek re-election next week.


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