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Monday, March 29th 2010 - 18:36 UTC

Argentine leader challenges Mr. Kirchner to admit he will run in 2011

Former care-taker president Eduardo Duhalde

Former Argentine take-care president Eduardo Duhalde anticipated that next year's ruling Justicialist Party primary elections will be a duo solo between him and also former president Néstor Carlos Kirchner.

Monday, March 29th 2010 - 04:38 UTC

Malvinas Families Commission founder resigns: he was Army spy (1981/1983)

Hector Cisneros name appeared in a list of “agents”

Hector Cisneros has resigned as president of the Malvinas Families Commission three days after it was revealed by a Buenos Aires newspaper (“Critica”) that he had worked for Argentine military intelligence during the last dictatorship (1976/1983).

Saturday, March 27th 2010 - 06:40 UTC

Argentina and Bolivia sign expansion of natural gas agreement

Cristina Kirchner and Bolivia president Evo Morales

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met Friday with her Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales and signed a deal that expands until 2026 the current gas-sharing bilateral agreement, which is expected to supply the Argentine Northeast.

Friday, March 26th 2010 - 22:01 UTC

Argentine top union leader back-peddles in inflation controversy

Hugo Moyano: “inflation in a growing economy is good”

“Inflation in a growing country is good” said Hugo Moyano Argentina’s leader of the powerful labour unions confederation, CGT, a day after having openly complained that “inflation in Argentina is a fact, and nobody can deny it’s a reality”.

Friday, March 26th 2010 - 04:23 UTC

Kirchner key ally says that inflation in Argentina can’t be denied, “it’s reality”

Teamsters boss Hugo Moyano

Argentina’s main union leader and a close political ally of President Cristina Kirchner, Hugo Moyano said that “inflation in Argentina is a fact, and nobody can deny it’s a reality”. His words follow previous statement from Economy minister Amado Boudou who admitted “prices’ tension but “not necessarily inflation”

Friday, March 26th 2010 - 04:18 UTC

Brazil/Argentina hold new round of talks to facilitate bilateral trade

Industry Secretary Eduardo Bianchi leads the Argentine delegation

Mercosur main country members, Argentina and Brazil begun on Thursday a two-day round of bilateral trade talks in Brazil to discuss basically whether to continue or not with the non-automatic licenses both countries hold.

Friday, March 26th 2010 - 03:48 UTC

Agreement would allow Chinese jiggers to operate from Argentine ports

Norberto Yahuar, Argentina’s Fisheries Under Secretary currently in China

Norberto Yahuar, Argentina’s Fisheries Under Secretary is currently in China to advance on a fisheries cooperation agreement which would open Argentine ports to Chinese trawlers and jiggers while Beijing would lower tariffs to Argentine produce.

Thursday, March 25th 2010 - 03:11 UTC

Die-off of whales along Argentine Patagonia alarm scientific community

An International Whaling Commission taskforce analyzed the situation in Puerto Madryn

The scientific community is alarmed by the die-off of southern right whales along the coasts of Argentine Patagonia. In the last three years some 300 specimens of these marine mammals have been found dead on the beaches of Valdes Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean, a number far beyond what would be considered normal, according to scientific experts.

Thursday, March 25th 2010 - 03:05 UTC

UN report points to “clear inequities” in province, class and gender in Argentina

Over 12% of Argentine teenagers 13 to 17 are not in school

Argentina is confronting “clear inequities” as reflected by the incidence of “avoidable” maternal deaths during childbirth, the frequency of abortion among poor women and the concentration of new HIV infections in the most marginalized sector of the population, according to a U.N. report presented this week.

Wednesday, March 24th 2010 - 05:21 UTC

Argentina’s default restructure: 9.5% dollar bonds due in 2017

Economy minister Amado Boudou

Argentina will offer 9.5% dollar bonds due in 2017 in its plan to restructure 20 billion USD in defaulted debt, Ambito Financiero newspaper reported Tuesday. The bonds will be issued to compensate for past-due interest and the most recent past-due payment on warrants linked to economic growth, the Buenos Aires newspaper said.

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