Monday, March 31st 2014 - 11:50 UTC

Nobel 1936 Peace Prize medal, originally extended to an Argentine, auctioned at 1.1 million

Carlos Saavedra Lamas was instrumental in ending the Chaco war between Paraguay and Bolivia.

A 1936 Nobel Peace Prize medal, only the second such medal to be sold at auction, has fetched 1.1 million dollars in a sale to a private Asian collector, auctioneers Stack's Bowers said on Friday.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 09:22 UTC

‘Kelpers’, helping Argentine to understand the Falklands growing nation

The cover of the book, which has had a less aggressive reaction than expected, from the Argentine political system

The reaction of the Argentine public to Clarin journalist and author Natasha Niebieskikwiat's recently launched book ‘Kelpers’ has been, “less aggressive,” than she expected Natasha told Penguin News.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 05:46 UTC

Argentina takes EU biodiesel antidumping measures to WTO

Argentina has become one of the world's leading exporters of bio-fuels

Argentina formally requested the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) the establishment of a panel to address the European Union antidumping measures against Argentine bio-diesel. The initiative was rejected by the EU this week.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 05:43 UTC

Argentina denies the subsidies reduction will have an inflationary impact

Capitanich argued it's a 'redistribution' of funds

Argentina's new subsidies’ scheme will have an “insignificant” impact on prices since the whole package basically involves a 'redistribution' of funds, argued Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, emphasizing the decision aims at “encouraging the rational and responsible use of public services.”

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 19:36 UTC

EU sanitary delegation to inspect Argentina's fishing industry whole cycle

The use of additives and other products are expected to be closely monitored by the EU sanitary delegation

Delegates from the European Union (EU) are to visit Argentina between September and December later this year to inspect the facilities that comprise the whole fishing production circuit: docks, boats, processing plants authorized to export to EU and offices of the National Service of Agri-food health and quality, (Senasa).

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 08:39 UTC

In memory of Malvinas, a passage is officially named “April 2” instead of 'Inglaterra'

The “April 2” name recalls the date in which Argentine troops invaded the Falklands

Buenos Aires City councilors gave final approval to a bill that officially names “April 2”, a passage in the neighborhood of Agronomia, which was re-baptized with that name by residents during the 1982 Malvinas war conflict, who erased the original name of 'England'.

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 08:29 UTC

Argentina begins natural gas and water subsidies reduction in three stages

“This is everybody’s efforts” insisted minister Kicillof at the presentation

Argentina will cut expensive natural-gas and water subsidies this year which will have an increase impact in utilities' rates between 20% and 80% on average. The gas and water subsidies reduction will reach 80% of top consumers and the accumulative impact will range from the equivalent of 2.5 to 102 dollars, said the Ministry of Economy in a release.

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 08:16 UTC

Argentine wine from small grape farmers for Pope Francis masses

Agriculture minister Carlos Casamiquela made the announcement

The wine used for the masses of Pope Francis will be made using grapes from small Argentine producers with 500 liters of the drink already in production, according to a report from the Project for the Integration of Small Producers in the Viticulture Chain (PROVIAR).

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 06:22 UTC

Argentine economy expands 3%, thus saving 3.5bn in payments to bonds tied to GDP

 Minister Kicillof made the announcement on Thursday frustrating expectations

Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census, Indec, announced that the country's GDP grew by 3% across the last calendar year, dropping short of the figure necessary to service bonds linked to the nation's economic activity.

Thursday, March 27th 2014 - 08:38 UTC

US Supreme Court confirms Argentina has friends in its litigation with hedge funds

The US Supreme Court has confirmed that Brazil, Mexico and France have officially presented their opinions on an appeal currently being studied in the judicial authorities, which relates to the litigation held against Argentina by the hedge funds which the administration President Cristina Fernandez refers to as 'vulture funds'.


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