Argentina

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Thursday, November 5th 2009 - 12:53 UTC

Argentina/Brazil trade dispute: partners can’t agree who’s to blame

Eduardo Bianchi, Argentina’s Secretary of Industry

Argentina has accused Brazil of not keeping to agreed “self regulated” bilateral trade understandings originally destined as an umbrella for Argentine industry, and instead has resorted to customs barriers which are delaying or impeding exports.

Thursday, November 5th 2009 - 08:21 UTC

Squid landings in Argentine ports down 74% to 65.983 tons

Overall the ten months of this year were negative for Argentine fishing industry

Fisheries landings in Argentine ports during the first ten months of the year were down 31% to 576,623.7 tons (from 832.655 tons) mainly because of the significant decline in squid catches.

Thursday, November 5th 2009 - 06:20 UTC

Interpol suggests mediation between Argentina and Iran over terrorist attack

Ronald K Noble, Secretary General of Interpol

France based Interpol proposed Argentine and Iranian authorities meet at Interpol's General Secretariat Headquarters in Lyon, central-south France, to unlock the judicial stalemate of the 1994 AMIA terrorist bombing in Buenos Aires.

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009 - 12:25 UTC

Thousands of Argentine pickets camp in the world’s widest avenue

At stake are millions in funds and the political power they can generate

Thousands of members from Argentine picket organizations camped Monday night in the world’s widest avenue, 9 de Julio in the heart of Buenos Aires demanding the incorporation of other groupings to the government’s unemployment subsidy plans and family allowances.

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009 - 11:58 UTC

French Defence minister calls on Argentina to follow the steps of Brazil

Hervé Marin, French Defence Minister on a Latinamerican tour

French Defence minister Hervé Morin said that Argentina could increase its international influence following on the steps of Brazil, which is currently modernizing its military hardware and planning on the long term.

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009 - 11:33 UTC

Argentina’s last military dictator on trial for human rights abuses

Reynaldo Bignone was named by his peers to replace sacked General Leopoldo Galtieri following the defeat to the British in the Falkland Islands

Argentina's last dictator and five military leaders who helped rule the country more than 25 years ago went on trial Monday on human rights charges

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009 - 11:15 UTC

Buenos Aires looking forward to a “very good cruise season”

MS “Fram” was in Buenos Aires over the weekend and now is heading for Ushuaia

Buenos Aires City is looking forward to what it considers a “very good cruise season” with the number of visitors increasing 11% and the number of calls 15%, according to Hernán Lombardi Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Argentine capital.

Monday, November 2nd 2009 - 14:09 UTC

Antarctica cruise season begins in Ushuaia; 225 calls anticipated this year

Ushuaia gateway to Antarctica expects heavy traffic this season

With the departure last week of icebreaker “Kapitan Khlebnikov” (*), Ushuaia marked the beginning of the Antarctica cruise season. Located in the extreme south of Argentina Ushuaia has become the gateway for Antarctic cruises virtually monopolizing 92% of the traffic

Saturday, October 31st 2009 - 11:41 UTC

Argentina and Uruguay again clash over the Botnia pulp mill

Uruguay accused Argentina of adulterating information presented at The Hague

The Argentine government strongly repudiated on Friday a report from the Environmental Board of Uruguay saying Argentina had “adulterated” information referred to the pulp mill dispute submitted to the International Court at The Hague.

Friday, October 30th 2009 - 21:59 UTC

Argentina buys wine from Chile to face shortfall in production

Wine production in Mendoza is down 30%

Still hurting from a yearlong drought, Argentina is turning to Chile for wine imports in order to keep up with popular demand for wine.

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