Argentina

Argentina
Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Argentina imposes even tougher controls on foreign trade and currencies

Capitanich, under whose authority the new unit will operate, said that it seeks to “prevent tax evasion maneuvers”

The Argentine government has strengthened its control over the expenditure and income of currency in foreign trade through the creation of the Tracking and Tracing of Foreign Trade Transactions Unit, responsible for monitoring “prices and quantities of exported and imported goods and services, as well as foreign currency income/expenditures.”

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

UK will not support World Bank loans to Argentina; British public opinion against such aid

PM Cameron is being urged by MPs to prevent any more money being sent to Argentina before a final decision on the latest loan is made next month

The United Kingdom contributions mostly through World Bank loans and aid to Argentina have again been questioned in Britain with demands on Prime Minister David Cameron to block British taxpayers cash going to the country which has 'precarious finances' and a long standing demand over the Falkland Islands sovereignty.

Monday, November 17th 2014 - 06:01 UTC

Thousands march in Buenos Aires marathon in support for Falklands' dialogue

“#YoCorroPorMalvinas was a success! More than 10 thousand people came out today to say Yes to a dialogue for the Malvinas” said the Argentine government

Thousands of people participated Sunday in a race organized by Argentina's government to press for a dialogue with Britain over the Falkland Islands, officials said.“#YoCorroPorMalvinas was a success! More than 10 thousand people came out today to say Yes to a dialogue for the Malvinas,” Malvinas Islands Affairs Secretary Daniel Filmus said in a Twitter post.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 07:59 UTC

Argentine inflation: make your pick, in October anywhere from 1.2% to 2.3%

Indec as usual had the lowest rate while the private estimates hovered between 1.9% and 2.3%

A reliable universally accepted rate of inflation in Argentina seems hard to come by although there are a battery of estimates, each of them arguing they are supported by statistically proven methods and thus the certainty of the indexes released.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 05:24 UTC

Falklands' naval exercises: “regular routine training”, says Ministry of Defense

HMS Iron Duke gun fire exercise in the Falklands took place some weeks ago in October and was “part of a routine training schedule planned long in advance”.

UK described recent combined military exercises in and around the Falkland Islands as part of regular routine training. The statement follows on Thursday's strong Argentine protest, (which claims sovereignty over the (Malvinas) Islands), and called the military exercises a “new provocation”.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 01:13 UTC

Parlasur dialogue with Kelpers: a great opportunity lost

“Taking into account the interests of the Islands population”, many of whose ancestors have been living there since the 1850s, is basic for any resolution.

By Jaime Trobo (*) - Parlasur, acronym for Mercosur Parliament, decided to approve a declaration relative to the Malvinas Islands situation, and more specifically on the sovereignty conflict between the Argentine Republic and Great Britain, which has been ongoing for over 180 years with no reasonable accord.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 18:16 UTC

Falklanders invited to 'third party' dialogue with Argentine lawmakers

Dr. Asseff has written on the Falklands dispute and is also chair of the Mercosur Committee in the Lower House and holds a bench in the Mercosur Parliament

An Argentine congressman has extended an open invitation to two, three 'inhabitants of the Falkland Islands', to participate in a meeting with Argentine lawmakers interested in listening to the 'third party' in the Falklands/Malvinas dispute.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Argentina raids 71 banks and financial entities suspected of money laundering

More than 250 agents took part in the operation, which involved institutions in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Cordoba, and Buenos Aires City

Argentina's AFIP tax revenue service on Tuesday carried out searches at 71 banks, currency exchanges and other financial entities suspected of money laundering, the government said. More than 250 agents took part in the operation, which involved institutions in this capital and in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Cordoba, AFIP said in a statement.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Petrobras Argentina plans to invest 622m dollars to explore for shale gas

Petrobras Argentina expects to drill 44 wells at depths of up to 4,000 meters in Neuquen's Punta Rosada formation, Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich

The Argentine unit of Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras plans to invest 622 million dollars to explore for non-conventional natural gas in Neuquen, the Argentine government announced on Monday.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 03:19 UTC

“Falklands/Malvinas current policy is a losing option and leads nowhere”

Trying to dislodge the Islanders of their soil, after eight generations is unfair. They have been shepherds all their lives” argued Escudé

Argentina's current policy on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty is a losing option because it is a 'maximalist' attitude with the purpose of ‘full recovery' of the disputed islands, said Argentine political scientist and writer Carlos Escudé.

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