Argentina

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Tuesday, November 1st 2011 - 05:22 UTC

US confirms Obama/CFK meeting Friday: ‘opportunity for a positive relationship’

President Obama wants to personally congratulate CFK on her re-election

The US Government confirmed that president Barack Obama is scheduled to meet privately with President Cristina Fernández on Friday. The meeting will take place in Cannes, France one day after the G20 Summit begins.

Monday, October 31st 2011 - 19:27 UTC

Argentina drastically limits the purchase of ‘cheap dollars’ fuelled by inflation

Economy minister Boudou says the measures are aimed to discovering the origin of the funds

Argentine Vice-president elect and Economy Minister Amado Boudou reiterated Monday that the new rules for foreign currency purchase in effect as of today are aimed towards discovering the “origin” of funds as opposed to the “destination” of the money.

Monday, October 31st 2011 - 05:50 UTC

Argentina could finally decide to name ambassador in London, says Clarin

A possible candidate is the current Secretary of Trade and International Economic Relations Luis Maria Kreckler

While Argentina’ Foreign Affairs ministry prepares for a renewal of its main officials, according to Buenos Aires daily Clarin, among the possible policy changes beginning December 10, is naming ambassador in London, a post which remains vacant since 2008 when Federico Mirré period was over.

Monday, October 31st 2011 - 05:43 UTC

Buenos Aires launches 2011/12 cruise season; 400,000 visitors expected

The Quinquela Martin terminal at the Buenos Aires city port

The 2011/2012 cruise season in Buenos Aires officially opens next Wednesday with the arrival of the Norwegian flagged ‘Fram’. Until next May, 158 calls are expected in the port of Buenos Aires totalling 400.000 visitors which represents a 15% and 21% increase respectively over the previous season.

Monday, October 31st 2011 - 02:36 UTC

Ibero-American summit calls for dialogue on Falklands/Malvinas Islands’ sovereignty

Paraguay’s President Fernando Lugo was the host of the meeting, which as usual included the King of Spain, Juan Carlos  (L)

Nations from the Ibero-American bloc reaffirmed the need for the resumption of Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty negotiations and called on the UK to avoid carrying out “one-sided” actions, such as exploiting resources and military action.

Monday, October 31st 2011 - 01:09 UTC

Hillary Clinton praises CFK and calls for a “strong and successful relationship”

CFK and Hillary Clinton during the Secretary of State visit to Argentina

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulated President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) after her re-election and stressed on the importance of renewing their mutual commitment for a “strong and successful relationship.”

Monday, October 31st 2011 - 01:07 UTC

Chile looks forward to strengthening relations with CFK re-election

Ambassador Adolfo Zaldívar: more profound integration between both countries

Chilean ambassador to Argentina Adolfo Zaldívar assured that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s re-election “allows for the strengthening of bilateral relations and a more profound integration between both countries.”

Saturday, October 29th 2011 - 05:08 UTC

Argentina had no chance in the Malvinas war: it was fighting the ‘Holy Alliance’

A spurious purpose taking advantage of a sacred cause for the Argentines, says Yoffre

“Malvinas is a sacred cause for the Argentines used by the military with a spurious purpose: to remain in power” according to Juan Bautista ‘Tata’ Yoffre author of the recently launched book “1982” on the Falklands/Malvinas conflict.

Saturday, October 29th 2011 - 03:51 UTC

Falkland/Malvinas continues as “a colonial dagger in America” Timerman tells his peers

The Argentine minister addressing the summit in Paraguay

Malvinas continues as “a colonial dagger in America” said Argentine Foreign Affaire minister Hector Timerman during an Ibero-Latin American ministerial meeting in Paraguay ahead of the full summit on Saturday.

Saturday, October 29th 2011 - 03:46 UTC

Argentina’ tax office will validate buyers of foreign exchange as of Monday

Vice-president elect and Minister of Economy Boudou made the announcement

Argentina’s tax revenue office (AFIP) will validate from Monday onwards the people or enterprises that purchase currencies at the foreign exchange markets in order to control if they have the funds to do it and end with the irregular transactions, Economy Minister Amado Boudou announced Friday.

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