An IMF mission started on Monday a round of meetings with the purpose of rebuilding relations with Argentina, frozen for over a decade. The mission headed by economist Roberto Cardarelli began early Monday visiting the Argentine Industrial Union, UIA, the country's manufacturers main lobby.
President Tabare Vazquez confirmed on Monday that Uruguay will continue as “coordinator” of discussions between Mercosur and the European Union to reach a wide ranging trade agreement.
No peace for Argentine foreign minister. From New York Susana Malcorra had to counter the growing criticism regarding last week's Argentina/UK joint cooperation statement, which is emerging from Buenos Aires.
The recent Argentina/UK joint statement on cooperation on an ample range of fields with a special chapter on the South Atlantic has triggered strong reactions in Argentina's political establishment and will most probably summon foreign minister Susana Malcorra to Congress to explain the extent of the document announced last 13 September.
Senate provisional president Federico Pinedo pointed out on Monday that Argentina did not sign any agreement or treaty with Britain referred to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, but rather “a statement” for the “joint creation of value” in the South Atlantic in “all kinds of activities”.
The State of Broadband 2016 report, released by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean shows that 43.4% of all households in the region were connected to the Internet in 2015, nearly doubling the figure from 2010.
With Malvinas we have to be most prudent, commented the Argentine Senate provisional president Federico Pinedo on the Argentine/UK joint cooperation statement with a specific chapter on the South Atlantic including flights to the Falklands and lifting restrictions for the Islands economy development.
Argentina's claim over the Malvinas Islands is standing and non negotiable, were the first words of president Mauricio Macri when he arrived on Sunday to New York to attend this week the UN General Assembly. The statement follows the strong reactions to the last Wednesday Argentine/UK joint cooperation statement which includes a South Atlantic chapter strongly questioned in some political circles.
The recent Argentina/UK joint cooperation statement, with a chapter on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, is “promising”, however much rests to be defined and agreed, and additional air links should be carried out by Argentina's flag carrier, according to Rosana Bertone, governor of the extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands.
By Noah Mamet (*) - The very close relations between US and Argentina are exposed in this article to celebrate the 140th anniversary of The Buenos Aires Herald