Argentina

Argentina
Tuesday, June 28th 2011 - 04:41 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Argentina condemns UK “militaristic regrettable statements”

General Leopoldo Galtieri, appealing to false nationalism invaded the Falklands in 1982

The verbal escalation between the Argentine and British governments in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty issue continued Monday with strong exchange of statements.

Monday, June 27th 2011 - 18:36 UTC

UK committed to Falklands in spite of all the “huff and puff” from Argentine politicians

Defence Secretary Liam Fox: “we have the political will and military means”

The UK remains committed to retaining sovereignty over the Falkland Islands in the face of renewed Argentine pressure over the issue, and has the political will and military means to defend the Islands, Defence Secretary Liam Fox said.

Monday, June 27th 2011 - 18:31 UTC

Bus sized asteroid to zoom over the Falklands’ at 7.600 miles in space

2011 MD will be closer to the Falklands than to Japan

An asteroid the size of a bus and massing 600 tons is barreling through space toward planet Earth at terrific speed and is scheduled to zoom across the South Atlantic and the Falkland Islanders late Monday, reports Space magazine.

Monday, June 27th 2011 - 06:24 UTC

Parlasur member claims Mercosur summits have become ‘display of empty rhetoric’

“Family photos” with no heart for a fair, solid integration

Mercosur summits have become a display of empty rhetoric, full of protocol and ‘family photos’ but with no full hearted willingness to achieve a solid, fair integration, claimed the head of the Paraguayan delegation before Parlasur, the Mercosur Parliament.

Monday, June 27th 2011 - 06:19 UTC

Argentina’s soy bean crop will represent 8bn USD in levies for the Treasury

The global crop is estimated in over 100 million tons, mainly soy and corn

Soy export taxes for the 2010/2011 crop will represent 8 billion US dollars for the Argentine Treasury compared to 6.3bn in the previous season, according to estimates from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.

Monday, June 27th 2011 - 05:59 UTC

Rioting in Buenos Aires as emblematic football team in relegated to second division

Inside the stadium firemen sprayed rioters with water while outside fans went on a rampage

One of the great clubs of South American football, River Plate was relegated on Sunday from the Argentine first division for the first time in their 110-year history triggering clashes between enraged fans and the police that left dozens hospitalized and arrested.

Monday, June 27th 2011 - 05:39 UTC

Provincial vote in extreme north and south confirm support for Cristina Fernandez

Maurice Closs claims comfortable victory dedicated to the President

Provincial voting in the extreme north and extreme south of Argentina confirmed on Sunday support for the administration of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her ‘development model’ to be tested next October when she will be running for re-election.

Sunday, June 26th 2011 - 01:30 UTC

CFK picks Economy minister as running mate and targets young voters

Ever smiling Amado Boudou, a person not afraid of big business or big labour unions (Photo TELAM)

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner picked Economy minister Amado Boudou to be her running mate in the presidential ticket for the October 23 election praising his loyalty and capacity to understand and accept change.

Saturday, June 25th 2011 - 07:54 UTC

Argentina’s economic activity soars 9.1% in first four months, says Indec

Cement production was up 9.8% in April boosted by the construction boom

Argentina’s economic activity level increased 9.1% in the first four months of the year compared to the same period of 2010 fuelled by domestic consumption, manufacturing and international trade, according to the country’s Statistics and Census Office, Indec.

Saturday, June 25th 2011 - 07:40 UTC

Argentina not to be sanctioned over money laundering, says FATF

Justice Minister Julio Alak defended Argentina’s case in the FATF summit

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced it will not sanction Argentina over money laundering and “admitted the political commitment and the progress achieved by the country, specially the great advances it made in the regulations after the approval of the law to fight the money laundering, and the recommendations given in order to continue improving the system.”

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