Saturday, April 2nd 2011 - 20:27 UTC

Malvinas voluntary soldier letter to be read in all Argentine schools as of 2012

Teacher and Malvinas voluntary soldier Julio Cao

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced that the letter written by a teacher and voluntary soldier in the 1982 Malvinas War conflict and which he sent to his pupils is to be read in all Argentine schools beginning 2012.

Saturday, April 2nd 2011 - 20:09 UTC

Unasur leaders letter to Ban Ki-moon in support of Argentina’s Malvinas claim

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Unasur (Union of South American Nations) leaders sent UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon a letter dated April 2 in support of Argentina’s sovereignty claim over the Falklands Islands.

Saturday, April 2nd 2011 - 19:42 UTC

Visiting officials to Argentina will have pay homage at the Malvinas cenotaph

The Malvinas memorial in Buenos Aires

Argentina will change its official protocol for visiting officials: besides the traditional flower wreath at the monument of General Jose de San Martin, visitors will also have to pay homage to the fallen in the Malvinas Islands at the cenotaph with their names at the Wall pages.

Saturday, April 2nd 2011 - 19:36 UTC

Malvinas are Argentine for ever and “we will never yield in our claim”

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner heads April 2, 29th anniversary (Photo Telam)

“The Malvinas are Argentine for ever” and this government “will never yield in our claim” promised President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner during the main commemoration of the Malvinas war Fallen and Veterans Day in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz province.

Saturday, April 2nd 2011 - 15:46 UTC

Timerman recalls April 2 Falklands’ invasion saying Argentina is not alone in its Malvinas sovereignty claim

Foreign Affairs Minister Hector Timerman

Argentina has the support of numerous international organizations and regional forums in its sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands, writes Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman in an article under the heading of “Argentina is not alone in its Malvinas claim”

Saturday, April 2nd 2011 - 08:21 UTC

Moyano hails as personal victory the increase by 20% of minimum income tax floor

A benefit for 800.000 workers and Moyano’s political aspirations

Argentina’s powerful organized Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano celebrated Friday as a victory for the “workers movement” that the government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner decided to raise by 20% the minimum income tax floor.

Friday, April 1st 2011 - 01:22 UTC

Argentina’s high expectations for the squid season are rapidly fading

Falklands Natural Resources Director John Barton called for the joint management of the South West Atlantic fisheries

Encouraging expectations for the Illex argentinus squid season appear to be fading in Argentina. Following a start with good catches and high expectations, the average daily output of squid is now only around five tons in the area between parallels 44º and 46º South Atlantic.

Friday, April 1st 2011 - 00:31 UTC

“Loyalty rewards loyalty” message from Moyano to Cristina Fernandez

Hugo Moyano at Government House

Argentina’s powerful organized labour leader Hugo Moyano has sent another strong message thanking workers for “being loyal to him” at the same time his teamsters were granted a 24% rise in wages.

Thursday, March 31st 2011 - 04:04 UTC

President Cristina Kirchner promises ‘to go for more’ as her popularity is on the rise

The image of the Argentine president has a 65% support

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said at a political rally that she’s not the leader of a government but the head of a political project with an agenda and a vision of Argentina, and anticipated she’s “going for more”.

Thursday, March 31st 2011 - 02:17 UTC

GeoPark joins Korea’s LG to expand oil exploration in Latin America and Asia

Latin American oil and gas company GeoPark Holdings which operates in Argentina and Chile, will sell a 10% stake in GeoPark Chile Ltd for 70 million US dollars to a unit of Korea's LG Corp. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011, GeoPark said.


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