New cables released by the website Wikileaks and published by the Spanish newspaper El País state the US Secretary of State worries in June 2009 about the sudden change in the language of Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's government in Antarctica and Falkland/Malvinas Islands case.
In what is considered to be the first official statement by the Argentine government in the Wikileaks scandal, Argentine ambassador to the UN Jorge Argüello said on Tuesday that the released documents “are a delicate matter that will put the US at least in an embarrassing position.”
China and Argentina have signed agreements to allow the import to China of de-boned beef, dairy products, apples, bamboo and barley, China's quarantine administration said on Wednesday. However no mention was made of an expected deal on corn.
The most probable political scenario for Argentina’s October 2011 presidential election is a run-off between two candidates from the hegemonic Justicialista party, centre left and centre right, according to Argentine historian and political analyst Rosendo Fraga.
In spite of the fact that Illex squid landings in Argentina this year reached 79.947 tons, up 10% from 2009 (71.415 tons), which was a last minute relief for the local industry following three years running of poor seasons, Argentine companies remain sceptical about what can happen in 2011 south of parallel 47.
Amongst the 250,000 documents released by the WikiLeaks organization is a cable that shows the intention of the White House of preparing a written product examining the interpersonal dynamics between the Argentine governing tandem (“ruling couple” or First couple”) Cristina and Nestor Kirchner, according to the published material.
British Petroleum reached an agreement to sell its 60% stake in an Argentine oil and gas company to its joint-venture partner Bridas, which is owned in equal parts by China's CNOOC, China’s Natioonal Offshore Oil Company and the prominent Bulgheroni family of Argentina.
In spite of the US State Department alleged concerns regarding the mental health of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (one of the latest 250.000 documents released by WikiLeaks), a month after the death of her husband and political partner Nestor Kirchner the lady is riding on a wave of popularity and has clearly imposed leadership, according to political analysts.
The presidents of Unasur (Union of South American Nations) meeting at a summit in Guyana paid homage to former president Nestor Kirchner, agreed to incorporate a “democratic clause” to the group’s charter, left for next month a decision on who will be named the next secretary general and had a special mention to the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the UK. Argentina also revealed that the post should be occupied by an Argentine.
One of Argentina’s main experts on Falklands/Malvinas affairs Lucio Garcia del Solar and former ambassador before the United Nation, United States, the former Soviet Union and UNESCO, among other diplomatic posts died Friday morning in Buenos Aires.