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Montevideo, March 24th 2017 - 19:58 UTC

Argentina

  • Wednesday, February 15th 2017 - 09:18 UTC

    Argentine prosecution accuses President Macri of conflicts of interest

    Prosecutors and Macri's opponents allege the president's family business benefited from the financial terms of the deal, which they say canceled part of the debt.

    An Argentine prosecutor on Tuesday demanded a judicial investigation into alleged financial conflicts of interest by the country's President Mauricio Macri and family. Macri is accused of a conflict of interest in overseeing a deal as president to settle debts incurred by the postal service in a period when it was controlled by his father's business. His government has denied any wrongdoing.

  • Tuesday, February 14th 2017 - 11:17 UTC

    Greater Buenos Aires January consumer prices rose 1.3% in January

    The central bank is targeting inflation between 12%/17% for 2017. It has kept interest rates steady for the past 10 weeks

    Consumer prices in greater Buenos Aires rose 1.3% in January over the previous month, Argentina's official Indec statistics agency announced, far below market expectations and in line with the central bank's annual target. January's reading was slightly above 1.2% inflation in December.

  • Monday, February 13th 2017 - 10:14 UTC

    Vice-president Pence: Trump looks forward to speaking with president Macri

     It was the first official contact between the Trump administration and the government of president Macri

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri and US vice-president Mike Pence spoke last Friday on the phone and agreed that the two countries need to redouble their efforts to enhance job creation and economic growth. The vice-president also noted that president Donald Trump looks forward to speaking with president Macri.

  • Monday, February 13th 2017 - 09:39 UTC

    Falkland Islanders must be recognized, says UK ambassador in Argentina

    Ambassador Kent: “Sanctions, conflicts, restrictions lead nowhere. We must advance in a relation that removes sanctions; I'm convinced that the only way is dialogue” (Pic La Nacion)

    UK is interested in strengthening bilateral relations with Argentina, building confidence, dialogue, leaving aside sanctions and conflicts, and when it comes to the Falklands/Malvinas and sovereignty, “we must recognize Islanders, their wishes, their lives”, indicated British ambassador in Buenos Aires Mark Kent in an interview with Martin Dinatale, political and diplomatic analyst from La Nacion.

  • Monday, February 13th 2017 - 09:20 UTC

    Mercosur/EU technical discussions in Brussels ahead of Buenos Aires meeting

    Earlier this month in Brasilia, presidents Mauricio Macri and Michel Temer agreed to give a new thrust to Mercosur trade negotiations with the European Union

    Mercosur representatives will be meeting their European Union counterparts this week, beginning Monday, in Brussels in anticipation of another round of trade and cooperation discussions scheduled for March in Buenos Aires. Mercosur members, under the coordination of Argentina, which currently holds the group's chair are attending with a common position reached after several days of videoconferences.

  • Monday, February 13th 2017 - 09:07 UTC

    Falklands: Red Cross advance team collects information for forensic team

    UK and Argentina signed the accord for the identification of the 123 Argentine combatant remains buried in Darwin cemetery in Falklands

    The International Red Cross mission which spent nine days in the Falklands gathering information and finalizing plans for the team that will identify Argentine unknown soldiers buried in the Darwin cemetery sometime in June/July, have left the Islands.

  • Saturday, February 11th 2017 - 10:40 UTC

    Malcorra hopes to meet Tillerson and arrange a Trump/Macri summit

     “We are going to meet with Tillerson, and our teams are working on the agendas to see when we can find room, in any of the two scheduled meetings”, said Malcorra

    Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra said that she will be meeting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and expects to advance in arranging a meeting between presidents Donald Trump and Mauricio Macri, as had been agreed when the two spoke on the phone in late November.

  • Saturday, February 11th 2017 - 07:36 UTC

    Mercosur meeting in March to address internal tariffs and Mexico

    Argentine and Brazilian presidents Macri and Temer agreed in Brasilia that approaching the Pacific Alliance must also be a priority for Mercosur

    Mercosur foreign ministers will be meeting next March 9 in Buenos Aires in the framework of Argentina's pro tempore chair and following on the Argentine/Brazilian presidents recent meeting when it was decided to give the group a new thrust taking advantage of the new world scenario.

  • Thursday, February 9th 2017 - 15:45 UTC

    Cereal prices continue to rise despite improved supplies, says FAO

    The FAO Cereal Price Index rose 3.4% from December to a six-month high, with wheat, maize and rice values all increasing.

    The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 in January, its highest value in almost two years, marking a 2.1% increase from its revised December value and 16.4% above its 2016 January level. The FAO Sugar Price Index surged 9.9% in the month, driven by expectations of protracted supply tightness in Brazil, India and Thailand.

  • Thursday, February 9th 2017 - 07:16 UTC

    Macri to launch “Patagonia Project” for southern Argentina provinces

    The Argentine president is thinking about developing the rich deep south but also is thinking about midterm elections next October

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri is scheduled to launch on Thursday the much expected “Patagonia Project”, a massive ambitious development program for the southern provinces similar to the “Belgrano Plan” which was recently launched for the northern provinces.