Argentina

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Saturday, April 24th 2010 - 08:20 UTC

Chile/Argentina Agree on Military Cooperation and a Joint Force for UN Peace Tasks

Defence minister Ravinet in Buenos Aires

Chile and Argentina agreed Friday an ample cooperation in military issues including the design and manufacturing of a joint aircraft for their respective air forces and the training of a rapid deployment force in support of United Nations peace missions.

Saturday, April 24th 2010 - 07:20 UTC

Argentine Industrial Production Up 10.65 in March Over a Year Ago

Automobile production is reported to have increased 26.6%

Argentine industrial output surprised market expectations in March, powered by an increase in auto production, the latest sign of a strong rebound in Latin America's number three economy.

Friday, April 23rd 2010 - 07:11 UTC

Argentina “only” accepts IMF “technical revision” of its economy

Economy minister Amado Boudou and Kirchner tactics: no but yes…

Economy Minister Amado Boudou said that the Argentine Government “will not accept any conditions” on its economic policies, allegedly rejecting an eventual revision of its accounts by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Friday, April 23rd 2010 - 06:52 UTC

China-Argentina trade differences increase and are openly aired

Production Minister Débora Giorgi

Production Minister Débora Giorgi came out to stage on Thursday to support Argentina's trading policies after comments made by China's Vice Minister of Commerce JIang Yaoping, who claimed the Argentine Government is increasingly promoting trade protectionism against Chinese products.

Thursday, April 22nd 2010 - 03:23 UTC

Taiana calls Gualeguaychú activists to reconsider position and lift pickets

Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana has a non pleasant task

Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana called on Gualeguaychú activists that keep international San Martín bridge blocked for more than three years to “reconsider their ways of action, mostly after the International Court of Justice ruling”.

Thursday, April 22nd 2010 - 03:11 UTC

Cristina and Mujica to address Court ruling’s effects next Wednesday

Both leaders want a quick normalization of relations

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica and his Argentine peer Cristina Fernández de Kirchner are to meet next Wednesday afternoon in Buenos Aires in what is to be the first encounter after The Hague International Court's ruling on Botnia paper mill was made public Tuesday.

Thursday, April 22nd 2010 - 00:34 UTC

Banco do Brasil buys 51% of Argentina’s fourth largest private bank

Government controlled BB is also planning to expand into the US

Brazilian government controlled Banco do Brasil will pay 480 million US dollars for a 51% stake in Banco Patagonia, Argentina’s fourth largest private bank. The deal is pending regulatory approval both banks said in a release.

Wednesday, April 21st 2010 - 03:24 UTC

Argentine military Junta president sentenced to 25 years in prison

General Reynaldo Bignone took over from General Galtieri following the military defeat in the Falklands

Retired General Reynaldo Bignone, 82, the last leader of Argentina’s 1976-1983 military regime was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for crimes against humanity.

Wednesday, April 21st 2010 - 03:11 UTC

Argentina and Venezuela announce a “new world order of relationships”

Mrs. Kirchner called for the union of South America

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Venezuela’s leader Hugo Chávez said “the new world requires a new logic to accept a new order of relationships” during a meeting held at the presidential palace of Miraflores in Caracas.

Tuesday, April 20th 2010 - 21:20 UTC

Mujica and Mrs. Kirchner to address “bi-national relations and pickets”

The San Martin international bridge blocked by environmentalist pickets

“There are no miracles; we feel cool about the decision”, said Uruguayan president Jose Mujica following the International Court of Justice ruling which means there will be no relocation of the Orion pulp mill which besides does not contaminate, as was claimed by Argentina when it presented its case back in 2006.

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