Tuesday, January 19th 2010 - 13:45 UTC

Argentina/Brazil review bilateral trade in February

The Brazilian foot-wear industry under attack from Chinese imports

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.

Tuesday, January 19th 2010 - 10:52 UTC

Mosquito “egg-traps” confirm Buenos Aires City is widely exposed to dengue

Traps and robots to combat the mosquito transmitted disease

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.

Tuesday, January 19th 2010 - 10:35 UTC

Generous Argentina poised for an encouraging recovery, in spite of …

Record soy crop and the Brazilian market should pull Argentina out of recession

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.

Tuesday, January 19th 2010 - 10:15 UTC

Icebreaker Almirante Irizar expected to be operation for 2011/2012 season

The pride of the Argentine Navy

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.

Monday, January 18th 2010 - 13:33 UTC

Former world champion Carlos Sainz claims first Dakar rally in Buenos Aires

Argentine Marcos and Alejandro Patronelli won one-two the quad category

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.

Monday, January 18th 2010 - 11:25 UTC

Strong earthquake to the south east of Ushuaia in the Drake passage

The epicentre was 21 kilometres deep

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.

Saturday, January 16th 2010 - 15:59 UTC

Argentina confident SEC observations will not hamper debt swap proposal

President Cristina Kirchner administration running short of cash

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.

Friday, January 15th 2010 - 11:14 UTC

Cobos will not summon Congress while Mrs Kirchner is out of the country

The Argentine Vice-president Julio Cobos has been repeatedly accused of “conspirator” by Kirchner stalwarts

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”.

Friday, January 15th 2010 - 11:13 UTC

Mujica and Mrs. Kirchner willing to improve bilateral relations

President Cristina Kirchner at the Casa Rosada meeting with Mujica and his wife Senator Lucia Topolansky

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”.

Friday, January 15th 2010 - 06:37 UTC

Judge Griesa lifts freeze on Argentine funds to help with planned “debt swap”

New York State Judge Thomas Griesa

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.


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