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Argentina

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    After muscle display, Kirchners and farmers seem ready to talk

    President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner during her speech

    A huge political rally set up by the Argentine government with the support of friendly organizations in the heart of Buenos Aires was the Tuesday stage for President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to accuse striking farmers of cutting food supplies to cities and rekindling ghosts of the recent past.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Malvinas Veterans' Day commemoration moved to Air base

    On duty next to the Malvinas war Memorial in Bs. Aires

    On the 26th anniversary of the beginning of the Falkland Islands conflict, (April 2, 1982), Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will head the main commemoration which is remembered as the Day of the Malvinas veteran and the fallen in the Islands war.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine farmers agree on a 30 day truce and dialogue

    Farmers meeting decided to stop their strike for 30 days

    Argentine farmers on Wednesday decided to suspend three-weeks of strikes and road blocks aimed at reducing additional export tariffs on oil seeds and grains, calling for a 30-day truce and talks with the government.

  • Tuesday, April 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Farmers continue conflict; Kirchners organize rally

    President Fernandez has said the tax rises are necessary

    Argentine striking farmers confirmed on Monday that their massive protest will continue until next Wednesday following the announcement of government measures and a speech from President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

  • Tuesday, April 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Twenty-six years on: Malvinas landings to be remembered

    The main memorial ceremony marking the 26th anniversary of the Argentine landings on the Malvinas is to be held today at 12.30 at Plaza San Martín in downtown Buenos Aires. Expected to speak is retired Admiral Carlos Busser, who led the landings.

  • Tuesday, April 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine squid industry demands research cruises

    Squid Jigger<br>(Photo FIS)

    Argentina's Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) has formally requested an immediate alternative for the annual scientific cruises to assess the biomass of squid (Illex argentinus), data considered essential for the management of the fisheries.

  • Monday, March 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Confusion and threats in Argentine farmers' conflict

    Estimated losses caused by the lockout at about U$D 750

    Argentine farmers and government representatives are set to meet again this Monday for another round of talks in spite of a resumption of road blocks and threats of use of public force to clear the way for trucks loaded with perishable goods.

  • Sunday, March 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina's trade surplus soars with commodity prices

    Argentina's trade surplus in February jumped 23.5% over a year ago reaching 982 million US dollars, but lower than expected because of a surge in imports according to the latest report from the Institute of Statistics and Census, Indec.

  • Sunday, March 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina: 30.4% (10.8 m) live below the poverty line

    Higher food and fuel prices plunged 1.3 million Argentines below the poverty line in 2007, which means the income of 10.8 million Argentines is not enough to cover the costs of the basic food basket, according to a paper from the Buenos Aires think tank Sociedad de Estudios Laborales, SEL.

  • Sunday, March 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Buenos Aires Mayor blames Kirchners for farmers' lockout

    Macri supports farmers and blames lack of long term policies

    Buenos Aires City conservative Mayor Mauricio Macri blamed Argentina's farmers lockout on the government of President Cristina Kirchner and, in what seemed a reference to her and her husband and predecessor Néstor Kirchner, he criticized “those who seek eternal power”.