Argentina’s government agreed Tuesday to several demands for dairy, beef and wheat production following a four hours meeting with farm leaders with the unexpected two hours participation of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the discussions.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandezde Kirchner said on Sunday before Congress that the global financial crisis should provide momentum to change how the international financial system works, eliminate fiscal havens and reformulate multilateral credit organizations.
The Argentine peso continued to slide against the US dollar on Monday having lost four cents closing at 3.62. This has been the non official Central Bank policy of managed devaluation to help boost the country's exports and keep pace with the currency depreciation of Argentina's main trading partner, Brazil's Real.
The volume of Argentine fish and shellfish exports last year rose 3.2%, but in value posted a significant 17.6% increase over 2007, according to official statistics from the Fisheries Under Secretariat.
Argentine farmers' organizations announced they would fight a reported plan to nationalize grain trading, warning that such a move would deepen a long-running conflict between the government and agricultural groups.
Malvinas war veterans and human rights groups hailed a ruling from an Argentine federal magistrate who stated that acts of torture and abuse committed against Argentine soldiers by their officers during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict with Britain do not prescribe since they are crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Argentina's exports plunged 36% in January and the trade surplus shrank 27% compared to a year ago according to the latest figures released Wednesday by the country's Statistics Office, Indec.
The International Monetary Fund is interested in resuming dialogue with Argentina, a fund spokesman said on Thursday, indicating ties may be thawing between Buenos Aires and the Washington-based multilateral organization.
The Argentine government summoned on Thursday the US ambassador in Buenos Aires to demand an explanation regarding a report from newly appointed CIA chief Leon Panetta which states that Argentina, given the current world crisis could face a serious economic situation and instability.
A British Catholic bishop embroiled in a row over Holocaust denial has flown out of Argentina days after being told to leave the country.