Thursday, October 22nd 2009 - 08:04 UTC

IMF is not the cause of Argentina’s poverty: “we are to blame”

Alberto Fernandez, once a strong member of the Kirchner crew

Argentina’s former cabinet chief Alberto Fernandez said the International Momentary Fund, IMF, is not the cause of the country’s poverty. His statements come in the middle of negotiations between the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the IMF for a possible understanding which could open the way for fresh funds for Argentina.

Tuesday, October 20th 2009 - 11:36 UTC

Argentine economy shows sluggish recovery fourth month running

The last quarter could show a positive difference boosted by exports to Brazil

Argentine economic activity in September and for the fourth month running showed signs of a slight recovery, according to the latest index from private consultants Orlando J Ferreres & Asociados, OJF, released Monday.

Tuesday, October 20th 2009 - 11:21 UTC

Argentine government regrets incident suffered by US ambassador

Ambassador Vilma Martínez had to elude an attack of fresh vegetables in Mendoza

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner regretted last week’s incidents suffered by United States ambassador Vilma Martinez and said “in all places there are always intolerants”.

Saturday, October 17th 2009 - 10:32 UTC

FIFA orders disciplinary investigation into Maradona’s comments

An icon as a player, a controversial figure as coach

FIFA president Joseph Blatter announced Friday from Cairo that the disciplinary committee of the world organization would open a case on Argentine coach Diego Maradona’s comments following the qualifier victory over Uruguay last Wednesday.

Friday, October 16th 2009 - 09:06 UTC

Maradona’s foul reactions turn “hand of God” against him

He loves headlines

Argentina’s coach Diego Maradona lashed out angrily at the media for failing to back him during Argentina's roller-coaster ride to last-gasp qualification for the World Cup finals in Montevideo after beating Uruguay one to zero.

Thursday, October 15th 2009 - 23:47 UTC

The vexing puzzle of Argentina, according to the Financial Times

The capital Buenos Aires, once considered the Paris of South America

An editorial comment from the Financial Times October 14th edition, “In a tango of debt” gives a good idea of what world markets think and feel about Argentina.

Thursday, October 15th 2009 - 12:13 UTC

India and Argentina sign nuclear cooperation and trade agreements

Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, greets the Argentine President, Mrs. Cristina Kirchner

India and Argentina signed a civil nuclear pact and nine other agreements to help boost bilateral trade and investment. Argentine President, Ms Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, on a state visit to India, signed the agreements after extensive discussions with Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.

Thursday, October 15th 2009 - 11:55 UTC

Argentina’s annual inflation estimated by private consultants in 14%

Economy minister Boudou has promised to restore credibility to official statistics

Argentine inflation was 0.7% in September according to the official controversial Statistics office, Indec. The figure released Wednesday as has been happening for years was disputed by private consultants that estimate an average between 0´9% and 1.3%.

Thursday, October 15th 2009 - 02:52 UTC

Majority of young Argentines consider Malvinas a “national cause”

Over half of interviews openly disagreed with the military occupation of 1982

Eight out of ten Argentines believes that the British presence in the Malvinas/Falkland Islands is a violation of Argentine sovereignty, although a significant percentage is willing to consider the possibility or shared sovereignty, according to the latest survey to be released in Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, October 14th 2009 - 06:37 UTC

Argentine farmers anticipate dismal crops except for soybeans

The Kirchner couple farm policies have distorted agriculture

Argentina’s farmers will be investing 4.878 billion US dollars in the 2009/2010 crop season which represents a drop of 32.6% compared to the previous cycle according to different farmers organizations quoted this week in Buenos Aires media.


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