Argentina

Argentina
Friday, May 15th 2009 - 11:29 UTC

Argentina lifts ban on direct flights from Mexico

The Argentine government announced on Thursday it would lift a ban on direct flights from Mexico imposed over two weeks ago due to an outbreak of the new H1N1 flu in that country.

Friday, May 15th 2009 - 09:29 UTC

Argentina tightens conservation for polaca, hoki and Patagonian toothfish

Argentina is tightening fisheries conservation in the South Atlantic. The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery, and Food (SAGP&A) announced it will establish catch limits, intended to last 15 years, for polaca (Micromesistius australis), hoki (Macruronus magellanicus) and Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides).

Friday, May 15th 2009 - 02:46 UTC

Inflation guess game in Argentina: anywhere from 0.3% to 1.8%

Argentina's April inflation rate reached 0.3% and 5.7% in the last twelve months according to the latest release from the National Statistics Institute, Indec. The wholesale or production prices for the month was 0.5% and 1.7% since January, while the Construction Cost index rose 0.4% and 1%.

Thursday, May 14th 2009 - 08:21 UTC

Governance post-June 28 takes hold of Argentine electoral campaign

Kirchner fear the loss of congregational majority

Argentine mid term elections have given a nasty turn as more opposition candidates are calling for “an orderly transition” that ensures governance from the day after June 28 until the end of the current presidential mandate of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Wednesday, May 13th 2009 - 15:58 UTC

Continental shelf claim: Falklands replies to Argentina’s vehement reaction

Councillor Hansen: ”Argentina’s reaction presents no cause for concern.”

The Falkland Islands Government Director of Mineral Resources today responded calmly to the Argentine Foreign Affairs vehement reaction to the UK submission in respect of its extended continental shelf claim around the Falkland Islands.

Wednesday, May 13th 2009 - 15:53 UTC

Argentina could have to import beef and wheat in 2010

Argentina, once the breadbasket of the world and land of some of the best cattle beef could be forced next year to import wheat and beef to meet domestic demand, according to government and private sector reports.

Tuesday, May 12th 2009 - 10:00 UTC

More autochthonous dengue cases reported in the capital Buenos Aires

Argentine sanitary officials confirmed Monday five new cases of autochthonous dengue in the capital Buenos Aires and another in the province of Buenos Aires while the official figures from the federal ministry of Public Health indicate that there are 23.470 confirmed infections from the mosquito transmitted disease.

Tuesday, May 12th 2009 - 09:51 UTC

Immediate Argentine reaction to UK’s Falklands’ sea shelf submission

Taiana insist with argentine sovereignty of South Atlantic Islands

The Argentine government expressed on Monday its most vigorous rejection to “the United Kingdom’s pretension to establish maritime spaces round the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands, which are part of Argentine national territory”.

Monday, May 11th 2009 - 09:32 UTC

Kirchners desperate bid to retain power in mid term election

Kirchner and Scioli the ticket to prevent (hopefully) the down fall

Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner will run for a seat in Congress in a bid to bolster the ruling party in June 28 mid-term elections. The ballot is seen as referendum on the government of current president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her husband, Nestor Kirchner.

Saturday, May 9th 2009 - 07:44 UTC

Prestigious Hispanic civil rights activist next US ambassador in Argentina

US ambassador Vilma Socorro Martinez

The President Barack Obama administration has named a prestigious civil rights activist of Hispanic-Mexican origin as the next US ambassador in Argentina. Vilma Socorro Martinez, 66, will replace Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne who has held the job for three and a half years.

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