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Thursday, April 30th 2009 - 12:23 UTC

Smallest wheat crop since 1910 forecasted for Argentina

Argentina is forecasted to plant the smallest wheat crop on record because of drought and export restrictions, according to the Buenos Aires Cereals Exchange. Planting will fall as low as 3.7 million hectares this fall that would be the smallest since the Exchange began recording such data in 1910.

Wednesday, April 29th 2009 - 12:18 UTC

History Channel to screen film on Falklands’ war air battles

The History Channel will be screening next June a film on the Falkland Islands war and the fire baptism of the Argentine Air Force, it was announced this week in Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, April 29th 2009 - 11:28 UTC

Argentina’s energy sector under “persistent productive decadence”

“Argentina is clearly on the path to loosing energy self sufficiency”.

Since 2005 Argentina has consumed 25% of its natural gas reserves, 15% of oil reserves and the Mar Argentino (South Atlantic) which has “great possibilities remains virtually untouched”, reads a critical report on the outlook for the Argentine energy sector compiled by eight former Energy Secretaries from different governments.

Wednesday, April 29th 2009 - 04:41 UTC

Kirchner admits government could loose June mid term election

Kirchner’s apocalyptic words were rejected by the opposition as another example of the current administration’s authoritarian arrogance “us or chaos”.

Former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner and head of the country’s largest Justicialista party called on voters to support the ruling coalition in the coming mid term elections of next June 28 to avoid a collapse back into the 2001/02 scenario

Tuesday, April 28th 2009 - 10:26 UTC

Bolivia and Paraguay seal peace and limits 74 years after the Chaco war

The three Presidents celebrate the event

Bolivia and Paraguay formally sealed Monday in Buenos Aires the end of an armed conflict dating back 74 years and which is considered the bloodiest of the last century in South America with over 100.000 killed.

Tuesday, April 28th 2009 - 06:05 UTC

Fifth year-running march to protest against Botnia pulp mill

The fluvial protest gatheed several dozen vessels.

For the fifth year running a massive concentration of Argentine environmentalists and picketers marched Sunday across an international bridge linking with Uruguay to protest against a pulp mill built on the Uruguayan side and which has been at the heart of a bilateral political and diplomatic dispute between the neighbouring countries.

Saturday, April 25th 2009 - 11:00 UTC

Voting before the going gets tough. The president of Argentina brings forward mid-term elections

A piece from The Economist Intelligence Unite Views Wire on Argentina’s coming mid term elections sets out the scenario of the day after, and its consequences for the ruling Kirchner couple and obviously Argentine stability.
An issue too sensitive to be openly addressed in Argentina, the article basically states the election has turned into a referendum on the still powerful Kirchners.
“A heavy defeat for the candidates and allies of the governing Frente para la Victoria (FV, a faction of the Peronist party) could well hasten the end of their power, increasing the risk that the president will not see out her term (due to expire in January 2012) and presaging a bumpy political transition”.

Friday, April 24th 2009 - 10:26 UTC

Argentina, Brazil agree to disagree …more discreetly

Brazilian lobby was unable to arrange a meeting of Cristina with Obama

Argentina and Brazil confirmed on Thursday their strategic alliance particularly in the face of the current global crisis challenge and also tried to bridge their differences regarding bilateral trade and claims of protectionism.

Friday, April 24th 2009 - 06:50 UTC

Captain of Falklands’ war cruiser “General Belgrano” dies in Argentina

”We were in the front and we suffered the consequences”, Captain Bonzo was quoted at the time. (Photo: La Nacion)

The commander of the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by a British nuclear submarine during the Falkland Islands conflict 1982, Hector Bonzo died this week in Buenos Aires at the age of 76.

Thursday, April 23rd 2009 - 05:17 UTC

IMF forecasts Argentina to contract 1.5% in 2009 and expand 0.7% in 2010

Argentina’s economy is forecasted to contract 1.5% in 2009 and will resume growth in 2010 but at a very modest 0.7%, according to the International Monetary Fund’s April World Economic Outlook (WEO).

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