Monday, May 16th 2011 - 05:02 UTC

Beijing promises more trade and investments but Argentina must respect Chinese exports

Trade minister Chen Deming also asked for an improved investment environment

China Trade Minister Chen Deming promised to further increase bilateral trade with Argentina which last year reached 13.5 billion US dollars but also asked for reciprocity regarding China’s exports.

Monday, May 16th 2011 - 03:20 UTC

“Kirchner and Moyano have been partners since day one” blasts Buenos Aires mayor

Mauricio Macri, Buenos Aires City mayor and until a few days ago when he stepped down, presidential hopeful

The mayor of Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri blasted Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and assured that despite her recent criticism towards CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano “the Government and him have been partners since day one”.

Sunday, May 15th 2011 - 15:04 UTC

US Congress blocks disclosure of files on human rights violations in Argentina

The amendment by Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a Democrat from New York in 1999 opened the Pinochet files

An effort to declassify US documents on Argentina’s dictatorship failed Friday in the US Congress, disappointing rights activists in the Argentine capital who believe the secret files could help them identify young people stolen as babies by the military junta.

Sunday, May 15th 2011 - 14:56 UTC

Cristina Fernandez cancels trip to neighbouring Paraguay on medical advice

Low blood pressure and high organized labour pressure are exhausting the Argentine president

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner following medical advice was absent on Saturday from Paraguay’ official celebrations for the Bicentenary of the country’s independence. She was represented by Foreign Affairs Minister Héctor Timerman.

Saturday, May 14th 2011 - 04:50 UTC

Argentina/Brazil agree on a ‘constructive dialogue’ to overcome trade disputes

Fenando Pimentel and Debora Giorgi could be meeting in Foz de Iguazú

Following a long day of open letters and press exchanges Argentina and Brazil finally agreed on the ground rules for the initiation of a ‘constructive dialogue’ to soften the trade dispute which erupted when Brazil imposed non automatic licences on imported cars, including from Mercosur’ main partner Argentina.

Friday, May 13th 2011 - 14:03 UTC

Brazil tightens requirements for car imports: Argentina and Asia targeted

Argentine Ministry of Industry Debora Giorgi surprised by the same medicine

Brazil is tightening requirements for imports of cars in a move that sparked complaints from Argentina, its biggest supplier of the product. Imports to Brazil will need a special license that can take as long as 60 days to be approved, the Trade Ministry said in an e-mailed statement.

Friday, May 13th 2011 - 05:27 UTC

CFK warns Moyano on “blackmailing” and attacking the economic model

CFK: “I’m not dying to be president again”

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner insisted on Thursday that she “is not dying to be president again” but also sent a scathing message targeting organized labour rejecting ‘blackmailing’ and any attempts to bring down the (economic) model.

Friday, May 13th 2011 - 04:49 UTC

Brazil warns Argentina about restrictions to bilateral trade

Minister Pimentel sent a letter of complaint to his Argentine peer Minister Giorgi

Brazil’s Commerce and Industry minister Fernando Pimentel called on the Argentine government to de-activate restrictions on Brazilian exports and revealed he had addressed a letter to his Argentine peer Debora Giorgi exposing restrictions on bilateral trade and demanding a reply this coming week end.

Thursday, May 12th 2011 - 06:46 UTC

Pilots linked to Argentina’s “death flights” and killing of French nuns arrested

French nuns Leonie Duquet and Alice Domon allegedly dumped alive during a ‘death flight” in 1977

Three former Argentine Coast Guard officers, a former sailor and a solicitor were arrested this week on charges of involvement in the so called ‘death flights’ and the killing of a French-born nun and four other women during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship, according to a federal court report.

Thursday, May 12th 2011 - 01:05 UTC

Argentine organized labour ignores CFK, blames corporate world for ‘conflicts’

The powerful unions’ chief Hugo Moyano had subordinates speak for him

Argentine organized labour blamed “businessmen in the corporate world” for the level of labour conflict in the country and demanded “more responsibility”. The statement follows on President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Tuesday’s suggestion that the umbrella union organization, CGT, should lower their levels of confrontation.


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