The Brazilian government questioned UK’s “unilateral actions” regarding the (Falklands) Malvinas Islands and called for the sovereignty “long standing dispute” to reach “as soon as possible a solution”.
The International Monetary Fund confirmed Argentina’s request for technical assistance on the elaboration of a Consumer Price Index (CPI). In a statement release by Nicolas Eyzaguirre, Director of the Western Hemisphere Department added “we are currently in contact with the authorities on planning the missions”.
The Brazilian financial newspaper Valor Economico claims Argentine Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno “mistreated” Brazilian ambassador in Buenos Aires Enio Cordeiro following a discussion on alleged “informal” obstacles that the Cristina Fernández government is planning to apply on Brazilian imports.
Argentina’s Economy minister Amado Boudou announced Tuesday that the President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administration is to request aid from the International Monetary Fund to help with a new price index.
Denmark’s Vesta Wind Systems has received an order from Argentina for 43 V90-1.8 MW wind turbines (totalling 77 MW) to be mounted in the Rawson I wind farm and Rawson II wind farm both located in the outskirts of Rawson, Chubut province, Argentine Patagonia.
Argentina claimed sovereignty over the Malvinas and South Atlantic Islands and criticized UK’s unilateral actions in fisheries and hydrocarbons during the signing on Saturday of a defence cooperation and development agreement with South Africa.
Argentina and South Africa signed on Saturday on board a South African navy vessel docked in Buenos Aires a wide ranging agreement on defense development and military co-operation.
Brazil has always recognized Argentine sovereignty over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands but was reluctant to include South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands however that is over, according to a top official from the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Uruguayan president Jose Mujica underlined the strong common links going back to the birth of Argentina and Uruguay and called for an end to the “ports’ war” (Montevideo vs Buenos Aires) a rivalry born when the two countries were provinces of the colonial Spanish empire.
Argentina's economy activity expanded strongly in September but at a slower pace than in previous months, according to a Friday release from the country’s Statistics Office, Indec.