Argentina

Argentina
Thursday, October 28th 2010 - 05:54 UTC

Argentine shares and bonds reacted positively to death of Kirchner

Investors believe that Indec statistics could become more transparent

Argentine shares and bonds rose on Wednesday after the death of political heavyweight and former President Nestor Kirchner removed from the 2011 election campaign a contender seen as unfriendly to markets.

Thursday, October 28th 2010 - 05:45 UTC

Mrs Kirchner promises to keep fighting “for all the Argentine people”

Thousands turned out in Plaza de Mayo to pay homage

“I will keep fighting for all the Argentine people” was President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner first public message following the death of her husband and former president Nestor Kirchner early Wednesday morning in the Patagonian resort of El Calafate.

Thursday, October 28th 2010 - 05:39 UTC

United Nations, OAS and IMF leaders praise the former president

IMF Director General Strauss-Kahn

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated he was “sorry to hear Néstor Kirchner had died so prematurely.” The UN leader placed strong emphasis on Kirchner's “relevant role for multilateralism.”

Wednesday, October 27th 2010 - 16:38 UTC

Argentina complains to IMO British military exercises in Falklands/Malvinas

Military exercises have been “routine” for the last 28 years, says Foreign Office

Argentina informed the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of a letter from the United Kingdom referred to missile test firing in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, which it wishes to circulate among IMO members as a way to warn of the deliberate violation of IMO regulations by the British government.

Wednesday, October 27th 2010 - 14:37 UTC

Argentina’s most powerful political leader dies in Patagonia

Hyper active former president Nestor Kirchner

Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner (2003/2007), the current president's husband and one of the country's most powerful politicians, died early Wednesday, confirmed state television.

Tuesday, October 26th 2010 - 05:11 UTC

Roubini forecasts “cloudy” outlook for the Argentine economy in 2011

The New York University professor who anticipated the collapse of the housing boom in the US

Nouriel Roubini, the New York University professor who predicted the global financial crisis, said the outlook for Argentina’s economy is “cloudy” and GDP is slated to decline in 2011 as the global slowdown may lead to fewer exports.

Tuesday, October 26th 2010 - 05:07 UTC

Argentina’s main business organizations react to profit-sharing with unions

Probably the strongest power-broker in the country: the teamsters boss Hugo Moyano

Argentina's top business groups on Monday openly reacted against legislation backed by the country's largest trade union group that would require companies to share 10% of their annual net profits with employees.

Tuesday, October 26th 2010 - 05:01 UTC

“Ultra-K” militant cleared for the Argentine embassy in Montevideo

Miguel Dante Dovena, a long record closely linked to the Kirchner couple

The Argentine Senate finally approved the nomination of Miguel Dante Dovena, a very close advisor of the Kirchner couple as the next ambassador in Uruguay.

Tuesday, October 26th 2010 - 04:59 UTC

Argentina announces production of enriched uranium for 2011

Mrs. Kirchner claiming the right to manage strategic nuclear resources

Argentina will produce the first batch of enriched uranium for civilian purposes next year as part of the re-launching of its atomic power industry, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said Monday.

Tuesday, October 26th 2010 - 02:44 UTC

Argentine population in Antarctica 230, including nine families and 16 children

Esperanza base even has a primary school for the 16 children

Argentina’s population and housing census which this week took off in Antarctica revealed that 230 people live in the six Argentine bases including nine families and 16 children. The survey was done two days before the official launching in continental Argentina and was considered a “very successful experience”.

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