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Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:55 UTC

Malcorra thanks OAS for continued support to Argentina on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute

Malcorra recalled that the lack of a solution to the situation for so many years, “has been an obstacle for the full development of bilateral relations”, between the two countries.

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra reiterated Argentina's call to OAS state members to continue supporting the resumption of negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas question. A controversy which she said, “involves the whole southern hemisphere”.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:47 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: OAS Assembly calls on Argentina/UK to resume sovereignty negotiations

OAS supports Argentina's commitment ”to continue exploring all possible tracks for the peaceful solution of the controversy and for its constructive attitude towards the inhabitants of the Falklands/M

The Organization of American States, OAS, approved on Wednesday a declaration calling on Argentina and Great Britain to resume negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas question as soon as possible.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:25 UTC

Macri attends economic forum in Colombia; reaffirms Argentina's commitment to the Pacific Alliance

“Mercosur needs a greater integration dynamics and must be open to work with other regional blocks such as the Pacific Alliance”, Macri said at the Nariño Palace.

Argentine president Mauricio Macri said Mercosur needs “a greater integration dynamics” and defended the idea that the Atlantic regional block country members work to reach agreements with countries of the Pacific Alliance.

Wednesday, June 15th 2016 - 05:26 UTC

An Argentine ex-Kirchnerite official caught red-handed trying to hide bags of cash in a monastery

The ex-Kirchnerite official was arrested after neighbors warned authorities about the presence of a man throwing bags over a dividing line of bushes.

An Argentine former secretary of Public Works with the Cristina Fernandez administration, Jose Lopez, and currently a member of the Mercosur parliament, was arrested on Tuesday in the Buenos Aires province locality of General Rodríguez while he was trying to hide bags full of money and an automatic gun in the garden of a convent.

Tuesday, June 14th 2016 - 12:15 UTC

“No animosity at all towards the president”, said Macorra following a meeting with Pope Francis

Allegedly the Pope rejected a 16,7m Pesos contribution to a papal foundation, Scholas Occurrentes

“There is no animosity”, said Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra after meeting with Pope Francis in Rome on the sidelines of an event sponsored by the United Nations, just days after the pontiff publicly rejected a multi-million-peso “donation” from the administration of President Mauricio Macri destined for the pope’s Scholas Occurrentes program.

Tuesday, June 14th 2016 - 09:04 UTC

Macri's coalition trips in a mayoral race and suffers unnecessary exposure

Mayoral candidate Eduardo Yuni, a Mauricio Macri ally, lost the election to a Peronist contender Juan Manuel Llamosas.

Mauricio Macri's ruling coalition, “Let's Change” suffered its first electoral defeat since winning the presidential runoff last November, at a mayoral competition in the city of Rio Cuarto, Córdoba province last Sunday.

Tuesday, June 14th 2016 - 08:32 UTC

Brazil and Argentina crop problems raise demand for US supplies

USDA trimmed its 2015/16 Brazil corn harvest outlook by 3.5mmetric tons to 77.50m metric tons and its Brazil soy harvest outlook by 2m metric tons to 97m tons

Domestic supplies of corn and soybeans will be tighter than expected in the United States as problems with crops in Brazil and Argentina have raised demand for U.S. supplies from overseas buyers, the U.S. Agriculture Department. In its latest monthly supply and demand report, the government cut its new-crop and old-crop ending stocks outlooks for both corn and soybeans by more than analysts had forecast.

Monday, June 13th 2016 - 07:50 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas dispute: Malcorra calls for an “open dialogue” with UK

“The Argentine government reiterates once again its full readiness to open dialogue with the UK and to strengthen the bilateral relationship between both countries”

Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra called on the United Kingdom to engage in “open dialogue” on the Falklands/Malvinas islands sovereignty dispute in an open letter sent to the UK government, which President Mauricio Macri’s administration hopes can further improve relations between the former foes.

Monday, June 13th 2016 - 06:40 UTC

Argentines feel the economic situation is bad or very bad, but will improve

 Ibarometro indicates that 72.1% agree that the current economic situation is bad or very bad, and only 22.9%, good or very good.

Most Argentines believe the economic situation is bad or very bad, but are also convinced things are set to improve, according to the latest public opinion poll released which coincides with the first six month of president Mauricio Macri's government. However it must also be mentioned that negative tendencies are increasing while positive ones are declining compared to last 10 December.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 08:13 UTC

Argentina closer to the Alliance of the Pacific; Macri expected at the summit in Chile

The announcement was made by Chile's foreign minister Heraldo Munoz following the Alliance's Ministers Council in Mexico City in anticipation of the July summit st.

The Alliance of the Pacific approved Argentina's request to join the group as an observer country, signaling a new turn in president Mauricio Macri's foreign policy. The announcement was made by Chile's foreign minister Heraldo Munoz following the Alliance's Ministers Council in Mexico City in anticipation of the summit scheduled for July first.

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