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Montevideo, August 16th 2018 - 06:42 UTC


  • Tuesday, June 10th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Farmers' conflict: behind harsh words, dim light of hope

    Pte. Fernadez during her speech at the Gov. House

    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defended on Monday her decision to impose a controversial sliding tax system on agricultural exports and said farmers opposing her government policies are undermining the country's fight against poverty.

  • Tuesday, June 10th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina May inflation with “new system”: 0.6%

    Argentina's consumer price index in May was 0.6% according to the country's Statistics and Census Institute (Indec) which has began applying a new methodology. This means that in the fives months of 2008 inflation was 4% and 9.1% in the last twelve months.

  • Monday, June 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine farmers lift strike, but no dialogue on sight

    Leaders of the Argentine farmers' organizations confirmed Sunday evening the end of the third strike period in the three months conflict with the government, and anticipated they will attend the dialogue table summoned by the country's ombudsman for Monday.

  • Sunday, June 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina: 4 million young adults are poor says Catholic Church

    Four million young adults in Argentina are poor, according to a report of the Argentine Catholic University published over the weekend. The UCA report called on the authorities “not to look the other way” and face the current situation.

  • Saturday, June 7th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine farmers respond to Church and ombudsman calls

    Argentina's farmers announced Friday the end of their third strike in three months at the request of the Catholic Church, as of next Monday, but warned they'd continue on “alert” until the government repeals new export taxes on grains and oilseeds.

  • Saturday, June 7th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine flag request for Darwin cemetery conveyed to London

    The British ambassador said the Argentine government request to have a permanent flag at the Darwin cemetery in the Falkland Islands will be conveyed to the Foreign Office, according to the spokesperson for the UK diplomatic representation in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, June 6th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine president denies shopping spree in Rome

    The Argentine government “emphatically” denied a publication in the Italian daily Corriere Della Sera, which with “manifest malice” reported about some alleged extravagant shopping of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner during her recent visit to Rome for the summit on hunger emergency.

  • Friday, June 6th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina's growth rate lowered to 5,5% and 2% in 08 and 09

    London based Barclays Capital lowered its 2008 and 2009 growth forecast for Argentina following on increasing concerns about accelerating inflation, striking farmers blocking exports and slowing investment.

  • Thursday, June 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina has largest wine production in Southern hemisphere

    Argentina will have a record production of wine for the Southern hemisphere in 2008, totaling 15.25 million hectoliters, compared to the 15.046 of last year according to the latest report from the Paris seated International Organization of Vines and Wine, OIV.

  • Thursday, June 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina: suitcase stashed with money case resurfaces

    Two Venezuelan citizens linked to the frustrated attempt to illegally introduce a suitcase with 800.000 US dollars to Argentina have an international Interpol arrest warrant following on a request from the Argentine judge who has the case.