Thursday, July 1st 2010 - 07:12 UTC

“This is no soccer match, only both sides must benefit”, says Timerman

Timerman (R) with  his counterpart Almagro during his recent visit at Uruguay

Argentina’s Foreign Affairs minister Héctor Timerman cautioned that the dispute with Uruguay over the Botnia/UPM pulp mill and its environmental impact can’t be seen as “a football match where one side wins and the other looses”, but rather as a situation where “the peoples of both countries benefit”.

Thursday, July 1st 2010 - 07:08 UTC

Argentina prepares to begin drilling in Malvinas basin in second half of 2010

Former Argentine president Carlos Menem

Towards the end of the year Argentina’s YPF in association with Pan American Energy and Petrobras will begin exploring for oil in the Malvinas basin, following the contract for an oil rig which has been signed, according to oil industry sources in Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 06:24 UTC

Uruguay to reply Argentina’s joint monitoring proposal next week

Luis Almagro  and Hector Timerman at the Uruguayan Foreign Affairs ministry

Uruguay will reply next week Argentina’s proposal for the joint monitoring of the River Uruguay, said Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro after holding a three hours meeting with his visiting counterpart Hector Timerman.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 06:22 UTC

Crucial natural gas pipeline opens in Patagonia to help energy short Argentina

Argentina's energy infrastructure is heavily dependent on natural gas

Argentina will inaugurate Wednesday a key new pipeline bringing natural gas from Tierra del Fuego Province to the neighboring province of Santa Cruz. The Strait of Magellan pipeline will initially transfer 5 million cubic meters a day of gas from Cabo Espiritu Santo in Tierra del Fuego Province to Cabo Virgenes in Santa Cruz.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 06:09 UTC

Argentina: Héctor Timerman defiantly calls himself a Peronist and a “Kirchnerist”

 Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman

Timerman’s portfolio to be strengthened by his special ties to Kirchners. Timerman brings rare gifts of strength of character and intellectual preeminence to his new job.

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 05:31 UTC

Lula da Silva anticipates World Cup semi-finals with four Mercosur members

Brazilian President Lula da Silva said on Tuesday he expects the four Mercosur countries Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay to meet in the semi-finals of the World Cup in South Africa.

Monday, June 28th 2010 - 22:56 UTC

Brazil willing to support Argentina and Uruguay in joint river monitoring

Brazilian ambassador in Montevideo, Jose Felicio

Brazil is willing to help Argentina and Uruguay with the joint monitoring of the River Uruguay which is at the heart of a pulp mill standing dispute between both countries. Argentina and Uruguay Foreign Affairs ministers are scheduled to meet Tuesday in Montevideo to address the issue.

Monday, June 28th 2010 - 22:08 UTC

US ratings agency down-plays success of Argentina’s debt-swap deal

Argentine Economy minister Amodo Boudou

US ratings agency Moody's said that Argentina's debt-swap is unlikely to improve the liquidity profile for corporate issuers even when the highest-rated companies will be able to tap international debt markets and lengthen their debt maturity profiles.

Monday, June 28th 2010 - 22:04 UTC

Argentine satellite for regional communications to be launched 2012

French Guiana Center and the powerful Ariane 5

Arianespace will launch the Arsat-1 satellite for Argentine satellite operator Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima, or Arsat, in mid-2012 under a contract announced June 28 by the Evry, France-based launch services provider.

Monday, June 28th 2010 - 05:58 UTC

Mrs. Kirchner does not challenge Cameron on Falklands; ‘issue belongs to UN’

Mrs. Kirchner and PM David Cameron

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner met with PM David Cameron in the framework of G-20 events in Toronto, Canada, but avoided talking about the Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute, according to Argentine media sources.


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