Thursday, March 31st 2011 - 04:04 UTC

President Cristina Kirchner promises ‘to go for more’ as her popularity is on the rise

The image of the Argentine president has a 65% support

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said at a political rally that she’s not the leader of a government but the head of a political project with an agenda and a vision of Argentina, and anticipated she’s “going for more”.

Thursday, March 31st 2011 - 02:17 UTC

GeoPark joins Korea’s LG to expand oil exploration in Latin America and Asia

Latin American oil and gas company GeoPark Holdings which operates in Argentina and Chile, will sell a 10% stake in GeoPark Chile Ltd for 70 million US dollars to a unit of Korea's LG Corp. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011, GeoPark said.

Thursday, March 31st 2011 - 01:33 UTC

EU says Argentina’s import restrictions hurt talks for trade deal with Mercosur

Gustavo Martin Prada, head of EC in Argentina admits “difficult talks”.

Argentina's moves to restrict imports and prop up its shrinking trade surplus as well as European farmers resistance to ‘cheap’ meat imports could hurt talks for a trade deal between Mercosur and the European Union, an EU official said on Wednesday.

Thursday, March 31st 2011 - 01:10 UTC

Argentina promotes world-wide Malvinas discussion under the logo of “It takes two to tango”

Ambassador Argüello is scheduled to give a conference in Bangkok

Argentine ambassador before United Nations Jorge Argüello is scheduled to give a conference this week in Bangkok, Thailand on the ‘Malvinas Islands issue” and the South Atlantic situation.

Wednesday, March 30th 2011 - 05:14 UTC

Argentina honours Chavez with press freedom award for fighting “media monopolies”

The Venezuelan president is presented with the Roberto Walsh award (Photo EFE)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was given a press freedom award during his visit on Tuesday to Argentina. The University of La Plata said it was honouring him for his efforts to break “media monopolies” in Latin America and support “popular communication”.

Wednesday, March 30th 2011 - 05:08 UTC

Chavez praises Argentina’s role in UNASUR; signs ambitious trade accord

The two presidents at Casa Rosada

Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez underlined the significance of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) during his one day visit to Buenos Aires. Chavez is on a tour of the region that also includes Uruguay, Bolivia and Colombia.

Tuesday, March 29th 2011 - 19:44 UTC

Cristina Kirchner will head April 2 Malvinas Veterans Day in Rio Gallegos

On 2 April 1982 Argentine military forces invaded the Falkland Islands

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will head the main commemoration of Malvinas Veteran and Malvinas Fallen Day next Saturday in Rio Gallegos, Patagonia which will be attended by former combatants and next of kin from those who lost their loved ones during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict.

Tuesday, March 29th 2011 - 17:41 UTC

Argentine Jewish organization denies any pact between Buenos Aires and Teheran

Guillermo Borger president of the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association, AMIA

The Buenos Aires Jewish organization AMIA which suffered a deadly attack in 1994 denied the existence of an alleged pact (in the making) between Argentina and Iran which would put an end to the investigations related to the bombing in exchange for the resumption of trade links with Teheran.

Tuesday, March 29th 2011 - 01:36 UTC

Clarin blocked edition: fingers point to Moyano with CFK’s consent

The Sunday edition revealed that an aide of Moyano has a Swiss bank account with 1.8 million US dollars

Under the excuse of a labour conflict there’s a clear intention to put pressure on the newspaper, said Daniel Santoro national news editor of Argentina’s main daily Clarin, which was impeded from circulating Sunday by 12 hour-pickets that respond to the head of Argentina’s organized labour, Hugo Moyano.

Monday, March 28th 2011 - 16:38 UTC

Israel demands Argentina clarifies an alleged “trade for silence” deal with Iran

The report published in Buenos Aires daily could thwart Timerman’s visit to Israel

Israel may cancel a visit by Argentina's foreign minister after a report that the country told Iran it would stop investigating two bombings of Jewish targets in exchange for better trade relations.
Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman is scheduled to visit Israel next week.


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