The number of foreign tourists arriving in Argentina during the first half of 2007 increased 17.4% reaching 1.037.226, reported the Argentine Tourism Secretariat.
The fishing industry conflict in Patagonia's Puerto Deseado where striking workers torched six processing plants and has ceased all activities in the sector for almost a month is far from a solution and could further escalate, warn local authorities.
Argentine dissident opposition members proclaimed this Saturday governor Julio Cobos as Cristina Kirchner's ticket companion for the coming October presidential election which according to opinion polls favor the incumbent candidate.
Argentina's First Lady Cristiana Kirchner is set to win the coming October presidential election in the first round with no need of a run off, according to public opinion polls published in Buenos Aires daily Sunday editions.
Argentine prosecutors have requested that Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno and the newly-appointed Beatriz Paglieri, the official in charge of calculating inflation, be summoned to testify.
The American Task Force Argentina (ATFA) applauded Wednesday the US Government for formally stating for the first time that the government of Argentina must honor the repudiated sovereign debts owed to international creditors, including over 20 billion US dollars in default claims by international bondholders and that these lingering issues adversely impact Argentina's investment climate.
The Argentine peso slid for the third day in a row, hitting four-year lows against the US dollar in the range of 3.15/3.20 while the stock market recovered at the end of the day after having lost ground earlier.
Argentina decided to charter a Russian icebreaker to supply its Antarctic bases this coming summer replacing its own Almirante Irizar which caught fire in the high seas last April and is currently on a long process of repairs and recovery, reported Wednesday the Buenos Aires press.
Argentina exported 270,558 tons of fish and shellfish equivalents to 517.5 million US dollars during the first half of 2007. This represents a 17% drop in volume and 8% in value, compared to the same period last year, reported the National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA).
The Argentine Rural Society kicks off Thursday its 121st show at the grounds in Palermo, Buenos Aires City, at a time when the farming sector is undergoing a bonanza with high international commodity prices, but also a number of domestic issues that have caused numerous protests over the last year.