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Friday, October 14th 2011 - 03:21 UTC

Argentina agrees to dredge a River Plate access canal, crucial for Uruguayan ports

Improved relations between Cristina Fernandez and Jose Mujica opened the way for the major undertaking

Uruguay and Argentina approved this week conditions to begin dredging the River Plate Martin Garcia access channel, an ongoing dispute of over ten years that seriously constrained Uruguay’s ports development, according to reports in the Montevideo media.

Thursday, October 13th 2011 - 23:37 UTC

“UK pays Falkland Islanders to remain in the Islands and not migrate to Argentina”

Ambassador Argüello described the Islanders a “luxurious English citizens”

Argentina's permanent representative to the United Nation, Jorge Argüello, accused the United Kingdom of paying the Falkland Islanders to remain on the Islands during a conference Wednesday in Mexico’s Autonomous University, UNAM.

Thursday, October 13th 2011 - 23:23 UTC

Argentine ‘Congress inflation’ in August reached 1.89%, double the official index

Silvana Giudice from the Radical party was on the panel announcing the latest index

Argentine opposition members of the Lower House released on Thursday the dissident inflation rate (‘Congress index’) for October. The index, which was set at 1.89%, is based on reports delivered by some private consultants, which differ substantially from that release by the INDEC Statistics Bureau Agency.

Thursday, October 13th 2011 - 23:02 UTC

UK forces provide a visible demonstration of UK sovereignty over the Falklands

Brigadier Bill Aldridge, ”we're here to deter any military aggression across the whole region”

Next year 30 years will have elapsed since the Falklands conflict, and 13.000km from the UK, the Falklands Garrison is still very much a going concern, providing protection and reassurance for the Islands.

Thursday, October 13th 2011 - 07:53 UTC

Uruguayan First Lady described Vazquez ‘war hypotheses as absurd and a kids’ anecdote

Senator Topolansky comments can be interpreted as coming directly from President Mujica<br />

Uruguay’s First Lady Lucia Topolansky described statements from former president Tabare Vazquez referred to a possible ‘war hypotheses’ with Argentina over the paper mill conflict as ‘absurd’ and recommended those words shouldn’t be considered more than a simple kids’ anecdote.

Thursday, October 13th 2011 - 07:51 UTC

Argentina denies any ‘war hypothesis’ with Uruguay over controversial pulp mill

Former president Vazquez and George W Bush <br />

Argentine officials reacted strongly to remarks from former Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez who revealed that during the prolonged diplomatic conflict with Argentina over the construction of the Botnia-UPM pulp plant, he feared the situation could have led to an armed confrontation.

Thursday, October 13th 2011 - 05:57 UTC

US informs of alleged foiled Iranian plot that could have included Argentina

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns<br />

United States Deputy Secretary of State William Burns called the Argentine authorities on Wednesday in order to provide them with details regarding the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Department of State Victoria Nuland confirmed.

Thursday, October 13th 2011 - 05:56 UTC

Argentina calls on Mercosur to promote inter-trade and cut out of region imports

Minister Giorgi, “we have 460bn dollars in imports to replace”<br />
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Argentina called on Latin America to promote inter-trade among the region’s countries replacing the almost 460 billion dollars of manufactured goods from the rest of the world imported in 2010.

Thursday, October 13th 2011 - 05:51 UTC

Jewish community concern with alleged Iranian plans to commit attacks in Buenos Aires

Ángel Barman, “it’s a piece of news that shook me a little, but it did not surprise me”<br />
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After the US announced Iran’s alleged plans to commit terrorist attacks on Washington which could have involved consequent attacks in Buenos Aires, both the Israeli and Jewish communities in Argentina expressed their “concern” over the reports, maintaining that the news “did not surprise” them.

Thursday, October 13th 2011 - 05:37 UTC

US congress moves to block development loans to Argentina

The Obama administration has already voted against loans to Argentina<br />
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United States lawmakers are trying to block development loans to Argentina and seek out allies to pressure President Cristina Fernandez to settle with holders of defaulted debt in exchange for funding development banks.

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