Argentina and Brazil will be meeting early February in Buenos Aires to assess how bilateral trade has been evolving and to plan the following steps to keep improving trade relations between Mercosur senior members.
Over half the surface of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires is exposed to the mosquito that carries and transmits dengue, according to research from the University of Buenos Aires published last Sunday.
Last year ended for Argentina with a 2% economic drop as a consequence of the international crisis and its impact on the majority of productive sectors. However, from the second quarter onwards, some improvements -expected to remain unchanged for 2010- have become visible and the outlook for the year is more encouraging.
Argentina expects to have its main icebreaker Almirante Irizar back in sailing conditions by October 2011 and fully operational for the 2011/2012 Antarctic season, according to reports in the Buenos Aires press.
Spain’s Carlos Sainz claimed his first Dakar Rally victory after finishing second in the 14th and final stage which ended Sunday in the Argentine capital. The former world rally champion finished the race 2min 12sec ahead of Volkswagen team-mate Nasser al-Attiyah, who won the leg from San Rafael to Buenos Aires.
An earthquake 6.3 magnitude in the Ritcher scale was recorded Sunday off the coast of Ushuaia, Argentine Tierra del Fuego, but apparently too deep and far from land to cause any damage.
The United States Security and Exchange Commission sent its response on the Argentine debt swap proposal back to the Treasury Palace. According to sources, the agency has made 15 observations.
Argentine Vice-President Julio Cobos confirmed Thursday that he will not summon the Congress for an extraordinary session to discuss the Argentine Central Bank emergency decrees while Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is not at the country and added that those versions are distrustful.
Uruguayan president elect Jose Mujica said there is no solution out there for the situation of the Finnish paper mill Botnia, but we are willing to improve the relationship between both countries.
A New York State Judge lifted a freeze on Argentine Central Bank accounts held in the US Federal Reserve, Argentina's Finance secretary told reporters on Thursday. The freeze has been imposed on request from investors holding defaulted Argentine sovereign bonds.