Argentina

Argentina
Monday, November 28th 2011 - 17:32 UTC

Leisure year for Argentines: one off for every three working days in 2012

February 17, bicentennial of the Argentine flag is a serious candidate to join the list

This coming year Argentines will be resting more and working less, at an average of one day off for every three worked, according to the 2012 official national, civilian and religious festivities calendar released by the Ministry of Interior.

Monday, November 28th 2011 - 17:06 UTC

Argentina confirms high seas boarding of Spanish fleet fishing in Falklands

Spanish vessels docked in the port of Montevideo, after undergoing Argentine ‘frisking’

The Argentine government has stepped up its official blockade policy against the Falkland Islands warning Spanish fishing vessels are operating ‘illegally’ in the South Atlantic, since they have not requested licences from the Argentine government, and controls over those activities will continue.

Sunday, November 27th 2011 - 08:07 UTC

Lagarde leaves Argentina out of tour for not complying with understanding

Boudou loves to play the guitar but seems to have forgotten to comply with what he agreed with the IMF

IMF chief specifically excluded Argentina from its coming Latinamerican tour because the government of President Cristina Fernandez still has to comply with what was agreed last July, basically normalizing the controversial INDEC stats office and open its books to auditing as happens with all other members of the G20.

Saturday, November 26th 2011 - 03:20 UTC

Mercosur to share intelligence and coordinate regionally organized crime combat

Mercosur Headquaters in Montevideo

Combating the drugs and arms trade and traffic of people as well as a greater coordination of regional intelligence services are among the pillars in security affairs that Argentina, as chair of Mercosur in the first half of 2012 will be applying.

Saturday, November 26th 2011 - 03:18 UTC

Strong process of land concentration and in foreign hands in Latam says FAO

A report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, in seventeen Latinamerican and Caribbean countries discovered an intense concentration and foreign-held land process.

Saturday, November 26th 2011 - 03:12 UTC

FAO estimates record oilseed production but soybean crop will be down

Global oilseed production is estimated at record 472 million tons in the 2011-12 marketing year starting October but the growth in output will be subdued, FAO said in a report. Similarly soy bean production is expected to fall to 260.7 million tons from 265.8 million in 2010/2011.

Saturday, November 26th 2011 - 03:10 UTC

What are the real reasons behind Brazil’s interest in a nuclear powered submarine?

But a reactor is, apparently, something different all together.<br />
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By Lucius Lomax<br />
The idea of a rogue nation using peaceful nuclear technology for armaments has been explored extensively by both Hollywood and the United Nations. But the idea of acquiring nuclear power—under the pretext of military use—with the real intention of commercial development appears to be an original idea of the Brazil government.

Friday, November 25th 2011 - 01:05 UTC

Argentina officially declares “Uruguay is no tax haven” and disagrees with Sarkozy

Ambassador Dovena ‘the opinion of Sarkozy is not the opinion of Argentina’

The Argentine ambassador in Uruguay, Dante Dovena said this week that French president Nicholas Sarkozy statement at the G20 summit, in reference to Uruguay (as a tax haven) is not shared by his government.

Thursday, November 24th 2011 - 18:41 UTC

Chilean ‘Solidarity with Malvinas” group manifests public support for Argentina

Gonzalez Garcia, the former minister has become a very active ambassador

A Chilean ‘Solidarity with Malvinas” group visited this week the Argentine legation in Santiago to meet Ambassador Ginés González Garcia and express their support for Argentina’s claim over the disputed Falklands and other South Atlantic islands.

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011 - 20:29 UTC

Buenos Aires gains increasing popularity as gay destination by the pink press

Recoleta, San Telmo, Palermo with a particularly gay feel

Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires has gained increasing popularity as a gay destination, largely due to recent liberalization laws which have supported gay and lesbian lifestyles, reports Pink Choice.

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