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Monday, April 5th 2010 - 12:12 UTC

Argentina: Positive assessment of trade mission to China

The Argentine delegation meeting with the Chinese envoys

The head of the Argentine Fisheries Subsecretariat, Norberto Yauhar, assures that the assessment of his recent trip to China was very positive, and that “the objective of the trade mission was reached and, in many cases, surpassed expectations.”

Friday, April 2nd 2010 - 22:22 UTC

Mrs Kirchner blasts UN “double standards” on Falklands’ resolutions

The Argentine president addresses Malvinas veterans

“Don’t try to scare us with the ghost that we are going to take Malvinas militarily”, said Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner at the main commemoration of the 28th anniversary of the Argentine troops landing in the Falkland Islands.

Friday, April 2nd 2010 - 08:35 UTC

Argentina to see biggest anti-British protests for years

Britons have been warned to stay away from marches in Buenos Aires on Friday as thousands are expected to mass for Argentina's biggest anti-British protests in years.

Wednesday, March 31st 2010 - 04:03 UTC

Analysts doubt Argentina can sell global bonds at one digit interest rate

Inflation, bloated budgets, manipulated statistics conspire against Mrs. Kirchner’s plans to end with the default legacy

Argentina’s accelerating inflation and deteriorating finances will undermine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s goal of selling global bonds with an interest rate below 10%, said Silvia Marengo who helps manage 500 million USD of debt at Falcon Private Bank in Zurich in a report compiled by Bloomberg.

Wednesday, March 31st 2010 - 02:25 UTC

Argentina begins next week to pay debts with Central Bank reserves

Interior minister Florencio Randazzo made the announcement

Following an Argentine federal court ruling approving the use of Central Bank reserves for the payment of foreign debt the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will begin transactions next week using the liberated funds.

Wednesday, March 31st 2010 - 02:10 UTC

Argentina expects a 2009/2010 crop of 91 million tons, up 48%

Following a year of drought favourable rainfall has benefited crops

Argentina’s 2009/2010 crop is estimated in 91 million tons, 48% higher than the previous mainly because of improved yields thanks basically to more regular rainfall, courtesy of the El Niño climate phenomenon.

Tuesday, March 30th 2010 - 22:42 UTC

Mrs. Kirchner vows to lead “profound, cultural, diplomatic battle” to regain Malvinas

CFK at the opening of the photographic exhibition honouring Malvinas women

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner at the opening Tuesday of a photographic exhibition honouring the Malvinas women vowed before to lead “a profound, cultural, diplomatic and political battle on every front,” and to make use of “every resource made available by international law to regain the Malvinas Islands sovereignty.”

Tuesday, March 30th 2010 - 04:46 UTC

Argentine dockworkers strike expands; 5.000 trucks waiting to unload

Argentina is a world leading exporter of soy beans, soy by-products and corn

Argentine dockworkers expanded the strike to eight terminals, mainly in the Greater Rosario port area, the heart of the country’s soy bean belt, demanding higher pay and improved working conditions. The conflict comes when Argentina, the world’s third exporter of the oil seed prepares to ship the latest crop.

Monday, March 29th 2010 - 18:54 UTC

Mrs. Kirchner will head Malvinas commemoration April 2 in Ushuaia

The monument to the Malvinas fallen in Ushuaia

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will head next Friday April 2 in Ushuaia commemorations to honour Malvinas veterans and those fallen during the 1982 conflict over the Falklands with Britain, according to Tierra del Fuego press reports.

Monday, March 29th 2010 - 18:52 UTC

President Piñera’s Brother Will Dance For A Dream in Argentina

Miguel “El Negro” and his Argentine wife Belén

Previously described as “a night club owner, musician, and notorious party animal” by Foreign Policy magazine, Miguel Piñera is taking steps to establish his career as a musician — conveniently outside the country where his brother is president.

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