Argentina

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Thursday, December 2nd 2010 - 01:50 UTC

US was concerned about Argentine reactions to Falkland Islands exploration round

Former Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana: “read the small print”

New cables released by the website Wikileaks and published by the Spanish newspaper El País state the US Secretary of State worries in June 2009 about the sudden change in the language of Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's government in Antarctica and Falkland/Malvinas Islands case.

Wednesday, December 1st 2010 - 08:05 UTC

Argentina “surprised” US intelligence gathering was done by diplomatic channels

Former cabinet chief Massa described the late Kirchner as a “psychopath” and said Cristina Kirchner “followed orders”

In what is considered to be the first official statement by the Argentine government in the Wikileaks scandal, Argentine ambassador to the UN Jorge Argüello said on Tuesday that the released documents “are a delicate matter that will put the US at least in an embarrassing position.”

Wednesday, December 1st 2010 - 07:51 UTC

China opens market to Argentine beef, barley, dairy produce and apples

Argentine Agriculture Minister Julian Dominguez

China and Argentina have signed agreements to allow the import to China of de-boned beef, dairy products, apples, bamboo and barley, China's quarantine administration said on Wednesday. However no mention was made of an expected deal on corn.

Tuesday, November 30th 2010 - 16:41 UTC

Argentina’s 2011 presidential election: a Peronist party dispute, forecasts analyst

Rosendo Fraga sees limited chances for the Argentine opposition

The most probable political scenario for Argentina’s October 2011 presidential election is a run-off between two candidates from the hegemonic Justicialista party, centre left and centre right, according to Argentine historian and political analyst Rosendo Fraga.

Tuesday, November 30th 2010 - 16:03 UTC

Last minute unexpected squid catches bring relief to Argentine industry

Conflicting reports about next year’s prospects for squid

In spite of the fact that Illex squid landings in Argentina this year reached 79.947 tons, up 10% from 2009 (71.415 tons), which was a last minute relief for the local industry following three years running of poor seasons, Argentine companies remain sceptical about what can happen in 2011 south of parallel 47.

Tuesday, November 30th 2010 - 06:27 UTC

US State Department obsessed curiosity with Argentina’s “First couple”

Mrs. Clinton extreme curiosity or a presidential couple mirror?

Amongst the 250,000 documents released by the WikiLeaks organization is a cable that shows the intention of the White House of “preparing a written product examining the interpersonal dynamics between the Argentine governing tandem” (“ruling couple” or First couple”) Cristina and Nestor Kirchner, according to the published material.

Monday, November 29th 2010 - 22:25 UTC

BP sells Argentina’s Bridas to Bulgheroni family and Chinese corporation

Carlos Bulgheroni, CEO of the successful Argentine family oil corporation

British Petroleum reached an agreement to sell its 60% stake in an Argentine oil and gas company to its joint-venture partner Bridas, which is owned in equal parts by China's CNOOC, China’s Natioonal Offshore Oil Company and the prominent Bulgheroni family of Argentina.

Monday, November 29th 2010 - 07:08 UTC

Cristina Kirchner clearly imposes her leadership and is frontrunner for 2011

Mrs. Kirchner and Hillary Clinton at Government House in Buenos Aires

In spite of the US State Department alleged concerns regarding the mental health of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (one of the latest 250.000 documents released by WikiLeaks), a month after the death of her husband and political partner Nestor Kirchner the lady is riding on a wave of popularity and has clearly imposed leadership, according to political analysts.

Saturday, November 27th 2010 - 12:06 UTC

Unasur unable to agree on secretary; closes all ports to ‘illegal’ Malvinas flagged vessels

The summit was considered a diplomatic success by Argentina

The presidents of Unasur (Union of South American Nations) meeting at a summit in Guyana paid homage to former president Nestor Kirchner, agreed to incorporate a “democratic clause” to the group’s charter, left for next month a decision on who will be named the next secretary general and had a special mention to the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the UK. Argentina also revealed that the post should be occupied by an Argentine.

Saturday, November 27th 2010 - 00:23 UTC

Argentine Falklands top expert Ambassador Garcia del Solar dies in Buenos Aires

Garcia del Solar was instrumental in having the UN General Assembly approve resolution 2065 (Pic Clarin)

One of Argentina’s main experts on Falklands/Malvinas affairs Lucio Garcia del Solar and former ambassador before the United Nation, United States, the former Soviet Union and UNESCO, among other diplomatic posts died Friday morning in Buenos Aires.

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