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Monday, May 24th 2010 - 02:04 UTC

Falklands’ diplomatic exchange escalates: Argentina summons British ambassador

British ambassador in Buenos Aires Shan Morgan is to meet Taiana Monday

British Ambassador in Buenos Aires Shan Morgan has been summoned for a meeting on Monday with Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana to receive a formal reply notice to the escalating diplomatic exchange between the two countries over Falklands and other South Atlantic Islands sovereignty which Argentina claims.

Saturday, May 22nd 2010 - 07:14 UTC

“I’d rather fix the blocks on trade than the bridge pickets”, says Mujica

The Uruguayan president was 75 this week, “one day less in my personal clock”

Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica was ironic Thursday when asked about the current roadblock on the Gualeguaychú-Fray Bentos border-crossing bridge with neighbouring Argentina (in place for over four years now) and asked whether he should “spit Argentina in the eye,” while explaining he is more focused on trade blocks than road blocks.

Saturday, May 22nd 2010 - 07:09 UTC

Mrs Kirchner proud that “God wanted me to be the president of the Bicentenary”

The Bicentenary Promenade in the heart of Buenos Aires City at the foot of the imposing Obelisk

Argentina begun Friday the bicentenary celebrations with the main stage mounted at the feet of the Obelisk in the capital Buenos Aires with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner marking the official launching of the several days events.

Saturday, May 22nd 2010 - 07:02 UTC

Argentine indicators show the economy picking up strongly

Increased auto production and exports to Brazil helped boost March/April data

Argentina's economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly two years in March, expanding 8.1% from a year earlier as strong industry activity strengthened a recovery, according to government data.

Saturday, May 22nd 2010 - 02:58 UTC

Falklands’ dispute: Argentina sends diplomatic reply to latest UK note verbale

Victorio Tacetti said Argentina will continue to mobilize “international pressure”

Argentina’s Deputy Foreign Minister Victorio Tacetti confirmed on Friday there is a formal presentation on the way in reply to the note verbale from the British government to the Argentine presidency in which restrictions applied to all Falklands-Malvinas-bound maritime transit are rejected.

Saturday, May 22nd 2010 - 00:29 UTC

Ban on bi-valve molluscs extraction along Buenos Aires province coastline

The measure includes cockles, mussels and clams

Argentina’s province of Buenos Aires re-confirmed on Friday the total ban of commercial, artisan and/or visitors’ extraction of bi-valve molluscs along the South Atlantic coast of the province.

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 21:07 UTC

Argentine farmers furious with government’s handling of relations with China

Farmers leader Eduardo Buzzi: “this is a total show of irresponsibility”

Argentine Small Farmers Association (FAA) leader Eduardo Buzzi charged against the government over China's decision of suspending all Argentine soybean oil imports which is considered by many as retaliation to some restrictions that the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administration imposed on Chinese products.

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 18:34 UTC

Argentina revives long time border dispute with Chile in Patagonian ice fields

Senator Hernán Larraín: in some countries Chile is becoming the “scapegoat for local political problems”

Old wounds were reopened between Chile and Argentina this week: a long-time border dispute in the nations’ southern Patagonia regions.

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 06:55 UTC

Mujica and Cristina meet next June 2nd; Uruguay to complain trade restrictions

The last time it was all smiles, now it’s real business

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica will meet with Argentina’s Cristina Fernández de Kirchner next June 2nd at the Uruguayan presidential farm in Anchorena, a 15 minutes helicopter ride from Buenos Aires, announced Wednesday Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro.

Thursday, May 20th 2010 - 06:41 UTC

Argentina could extend “biological shutdowns” to conserve hake

INIDEP research cruises show a dramatic drop in hake juveniles

Argentina is reassessing measures for the conservation of common hake resources and could extend the so called “biological shutdowns” which force the fleet to remain in port for a determined period of time, according to Norberto Yauhar, head of the Argentine fisheries and aquaculture Sub-secretariat.

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