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Tuesday, January 5th 2016 - 06:55 UTC

UK reply to Argentina: no yield on Falklands' right to choose their future

On Sunday Malcorra called for Falklands' return, arguing Argentine commitment to peaceful settlement of differences, international law and multilateralism.

Argentina's January 3rd. statement on the Falkland Islands dispute claiming sovereignty and calling for dialogue with the United Kingdom has received a low key but strong response from the Foreign Office, according to the Mail on line.

Monday, January 4th 2016 - 07:20 UTC

Canada opens its market to Argentine boneless fresh and frozen beef after 13 years

Argentine beef was banned from Canada back in 2001, following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

Canada finally made official the opening of its market to Argentine boneless beef, both fresh and frozen. This happens after thirteen years of negotiations, according to an end of the year release from the Argentine ministries of foreign affairs and agriculture and livestock, and the Argentine animal sanitary office. The decision became effective last 17 December.

Monday, January 4th 2016 - 06:56 UTC

Head of Malvinas Museum, one of Argentina's foremost experts on the issue

“I said ‘obviously!’ of course, because the Malvinas Islands have been my personal and professional obsession for many years now,” Lorenz said via his Facebook account, noting how he would put his nam

Federico Lorenz, considered one of Argentina's foremost experts on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands issue and author of multiple works on their history, will take the reins as the interim director of the Malvinas Islands Museum in the latest in a far-reaching shuffle of key cultural positions in President Mauricio Macri’s new administration.

Monday, January 4th 2016 - 06:45 UTC

Macri's government renews Falklands' sovereignty claim and calls on UK for dialogue

The statement insists that solution to the issue will be through a path of dialogue, peace and diplomacy, “to which the international community is urging us to”

President Mauricio Macri's government reaffirmed on Sunday, 3 January, Argentina's sovereignty rights over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands on the 183 anniversary of the 'British occupation of the archipelago' in the South Atlantic, and called for dialogue with the United Kingdom. In a statement published in the Foreign Ministry site it said that “Argentina renews its commitment to the peaceful solution of controversies, to international law to and multilateralism”.

Monday, January 4th 2016 - 06:35 UTC

Argentine ex foreign minister Taiana speaker of Mercosur parliament during 2016

 This year Argentina holds the temporary presidency of the Mercosur parliament, Taiana thus succeeds Saul Ortega, from Venezuela, who was speaker in 2015.

Argentina's former foreign affairs minister under ex president Cristina Fernandez, Jorge Taiana has been nominated speaker of the Mercosur Parliament in Montevideo, as of this month and year.

Thursday, December 31st 2015 - 07:50 UTC

Holdouts subpoena HSBC on Argentina's efforts to raise money abroad

 Prat-Gay on Dec. 17 said he expected Argentina's central bank to reach a deal with foreign banks within 10 days for the credit line.

Creditors suing Argentina over billions of dollars in defaulted bonds have subpoenaed HSBC Holdings Plc for information about the country's effort to raise money abroad, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as reported by Reuters.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015 - 14:10 UTC

Two ex ministers with prison sentences for Buenos Aires train accident that killed 51 and injured 789

Former federal transportation secretaries Ricardo Jaime, and Juan Pablo Schiavi,  were sentenced, respectively, to six and eight years in prison.

An Argentine court handed down prison sentences of up to nine years for those charged in the February 2012 train accident in Buenos Aires that killed 51 people and injured more than 700.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015 - 03:22 UTC

Major Spanish company in frozen fish industry, Iberconsa, sold to Portobello Capital

Iberconsa is based in Vigo and 45% of its sales are exports. It is present in all channels, mostly retail and its products include, besides hake, squid and prawn.

The Spanish manager of equity Portobello Capital has bought a majority stake in Iberconsa (Iberica de Congelados), the third company in the sector in Spain and the first one to capture and produce frozen hake on board.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015 - 02:24 UTC

Russian polar vessel and helicopters will supply Argentine Antarctica bases

Russian polar vessel Vasily Golovnin from Arkadia Ltd. and the Kamov helicopters will be supplying Argentine bases this summer

For the eighth season, Argentina's Antarctic bases and stations are to be supplied by the Russian polar vessel Vasily Golovnin from Arkadia Ltd. This has been going on since 2007 when the Argentine flagship ice-breaker Almirante Irizar caught fire in the high seas and is still in repairs waiting for the necessary funds.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015 - 02:22 UTC

Busy weekend for Ushuaia: 8.000 cruise visitors

The Norwegian Sun arrived from Valparaiso with final destination Buenos Aires;  Star Princess also from Valparaiso and is heading for Buenos Aires

Over 8.000 cruise visitors arrived in Ushuaia over the weekend when the Star Princess (2.600 pax), Norwegian Sun (2.400 pax), Infinity (2.400 pax) and the Seabourn Quest coincided in the extreme south port of Argentina in the peak of the Southern hemisphere season.

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