Argentina halted fuel exports and called for a pump price rollback on Monday amid reports of fuel shortages, government news agency Telam reported, citing unidentified government sources.
Construction of the 2.4 billion US dollars Pascua Lama gold mine has been delayed at least one year due to a tax dispute between Chile and Argentina. The Pascua Lama mine straddles the Chile-Argentine border
Argentina's former economy minister was charged Monday with trying to cover up the discovery of a bagful of cash she stashed in her office bathroom. Felisa Miceli now faces prosecution on charges of alleged cover-up and destruction of evidence. She also faces a 200.000 pesos embargo.
Remittances from Argentine expatriates soared eight times between 2001 and 2006 according to the latest report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, CEPAL.
The eruption of Llaima, one of the most active volcanoes in Chile has had an impact in the neighboring province of Neuquén, Argentina, where a yellow alert is on and an emergency plan has been elaborated.
The Argentine Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food (SAGP&A) authorised a TAC of 270,000 tonnes of hake (Merluccius hubbsi) for this year -- a 20.5 per cent or 70,000 tonne cut compared to the quota fixed for 2007, which amounted to 340,000 tonnes.
On the 175 year of the illegal British occupation of the Islas Malvinas the Argentine government ratified its sovereignty claims over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich and adjoining maritime spaces.
The government of the province of Chubut, Argentine Patagonia, formally accused before a court of justice several oil corporations for the crude spill which washed along four kilometers of the provincial coast damaging rich marine resources and limiting tourist industry prospects.
The methanol industry in the extreme south of Chile has announced it will have to appeal to redundancies and an international demand, if Argentina does not resume the supply of natural gas as stipulated in contract clauses, according to company sources.
Beginning Saturday midnight, (Sunday 00:00 Hours) the time in Argentina jumps forward an hour as part of a broad government plan to conserve energy as demand for power surges amid strong economic growth. Clocks will turn back on March 16.