Argentina

Argentina
Wednesday, February 2nd 2011 - 06:53 UTC

Trade deficit main “concern” for Argentine/Brazilian relations

Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman

Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Héctor Timerman revealed Tuesday that the trade deficit Argentina has with Brazil is “concerning”, and indicated that both nations are working “to reduce it.”

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011 - 01:13 UTC

Soy prices soar as Argentine ports are blocked by week-long strike

An estimated 45 ships are stranded because of the conflict

The provincial government of Santa Fe home of Argentina's grain export hub has requested the federal government to help end a week-old strike that is delaying shipments from one of the world's biggest food suppliers, the provincial Labour minister said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 1st 2011 - 00:06 UTC

Brazil and Argentina ratify “strategic relation” and commit greater integration

Presidents Rousseff and Cristina Fernandez held their first bilateral summit in Buenos Aires

In her first overseas visit as Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff ratified Monday in Buenos Aires the “special strategic” relation with Argentina while her counterpart Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, CFK, called for an “increased productive integration” between the two leading Mercosur partners.

Monday, January 31st 2011 - 21:35 UTC

Microsoft helicopter in emergency water landing in Ushuaia

Octopus helicopter was going to pick up Paul Allen from the local airport

A helicopter from a huge luxury yacht owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, made an emergency water landing in the extreme south of Argentina on Monday, but neither Allen nor Bill Gates were on board.

Sunday, January 30th 2011 - 20:52 UTC

Dilma Rousseff Makes First Trip Abroad As President to Argentina

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will arrive in Argentina on Monday on her first foreign trip as president.

Thursday, January 27th 2011 - 19:02 UTC

Argentine Exports Call For Government Help to Resolve Strike

Grains exporters called on the Argentine government on Thursday to help end a pay strike before it disrupts shipments from one of the world's biggest food suppliers.

Thursday, January 27th 2011 - 16:33 UTC

Upset in Argentine as US President Not to Visit During Forthcoming Trip to Latin America

A White House spokesperson said Obama will visit “key leaders of the continent.”

United States President Barack Obama’s forthcoming visit to Latin America has cause upset in Argentina, because he will not be visiting the country. In March Obama will embark on his first trip to South America and Central America, visiting Chile, Brazil and El Salvador as he tries to shore up security and economic ties with the emerging economies.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 20:13 UTC

Fruits Growers Lose Crop Because of Road Blocks

Marcelo Loyarte, manager of the Argentina Chamber of Integrated Fruitgrowers

Fruit growers, packers and pickers in Argentina have ended their strike in the western part of the country, but the damage may have already been done with strike costs estimated at US $50 million, according to local and national media.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 18:14 UTC

Argentine Wheat Exports May Fall to Lowest in Almost Three Decades

Wheat sales for the 2009-2010 season in Argentina are primarily from the crop harvested through January 2010, which was curbed by water shortages, reports Bloomberg.

Monday, January 24th 2011 - 20:41 UTC

Argentina to Begin Oil Exploration off Coast of Tierra del Fuego

The Normand Baltic  which is on route to southern Argentina

Argentine daily newspaper El Cronista on Monday reported that YPF will begin oil exploration in the Malvinas basin in February. The newspaper reports that exploration will begin 289 kilometres off the coast of Tierra del Fuego and cost U$ 150 million.

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