Chile and Argentina agreed Friday an ample cooperation in military issues including the design and manufacturing of a joint aircraft for their respective air forces and the training of a rapid deployment force in support of United Nations peace missions.
Argentine industrial output surprised market expectations in March, powered by an increase in auto production, the latest sign of a strong rebound in Latin America's number three economy.
Economy Minister Amado Boudou said that the Argentine Government “will not accept any conditions” on its economic policies, allegedly rejecting an eventual revision of its accounts by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Production Minister Débora Giorgi came out to stage on Thursday to support Argentina's trading policies after comments made by China's Vice Minister of Commerce JIang Yaoping, who claimed the Argentine Government is increasingly promoting trade protectionism against Chinese products.
Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana called on Gualeguaychú activists that keep international San Martín bridge blocked for more than three years to “reconsider their ways of action, mostly after the International Court of Justice ruling”.
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica and his Argentine peer Cristina Fernández de Kirchner are to meet next Wednesday afternoon in Buenos Aires in what is to be the first encounter after The Hague International Court's ruling on Botnia paper mill was made public Tuesday.
Brazilian government controlled Banco do Brasil will pay 480 million US dollars for a 51% stake in Banco Patagonia, Argentina’s fourth largest private bank. The deal is pending regulatory approval both banks said in a release.
Retired General Reynaldo Bignone, 82, the last leader of Argentina’s 1976-1983 military regime was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for crimes against humanity.
Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Venezuela’s leader Hugo Chávez said “the new world requires a new logic to accept a new order of relationships” during a meeting held at the presidential palace of Miraflores in Caracas.
“There are no miracles; we feel cool about the decision”, said Uruguayan president Jose Mujica following the International Court of Justice ruling which means there will be no relocation of the Orion pulp mill which besides does not contaminate, as was claimed by Argentina when it presented its case back in 2006.