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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
“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.
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.
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.