Argentina's January industrial production fell 4.4% from a year ago, the first decline since October 2002, and 6.1% from a month earlier, in seasonally adjusted terms said the government this week.
The first meeting in months between protesting farmers and Argentine government representatives ended three hours later with some advances and probably most importantly a positive attitude in spite of some previous skirmishes.
Argentina's icebreaker and backbone of its Antarctic effort, Almirante Irizar, will again be operational in 30 months time following an estimated investment of 100 million US dollars, announced Monday Defence minister Nilda Garré.
Argentine authorities have admitted that at least fifty cases of mosquito transmitted dengue have been reported in the northwest of the country, neighbouring with Bolivia, one of which confirmed haemorrhagic.
Argentina is isolated internationally and we want to re-establish relations with Britain and with the rest of the countries of the world said Buenos Aires city mayor Mauricio Macri currently on a three day visit to London.
The Chilean company Nautilus Sermares has been contacted by the owners of the converted cargo trawler Polar Mist to try and recover 16 million US dollars in gold and silver which were lost when she went down off the Patagonian coast, according to the latest reports in Argentina and Chile.
Argentina is expected to announce Monday a boost in resources and staff to its presence in Antarctica, according to reports in the Buenos Aires press. The event coincides with the 105th anniversary of Argentina's first landing in Antarctica and which in the local calendar is identified at the Argentina Antarctica Day.
A fantastic story about a Chilean fishing vessel allegedly loaded with seven tons of Argentine gold and silver which sinks because of a storm during a dubious rescue operation close to the east access of the Magellan strait, has become a best selling title of the Buenos Aires press.
A delegation from the British treasury visited this week Argentina to exchange ideas about the coming G-20 summit to be held in London next April when world leaders will attempt to address the global recession and drying up of credit.
Argentina told a Roman Catholic bishop who denied the Holocaust and was reinstated to the church last month by Pope Benedict XVI to leave the country or face expulsion.