Argentina next month begins strict environmental monitoring of the Botnia-Orion pulp mill built next to the River Uruguay and which is at the heart of a serious legal and diplomatic dispute between Argentina and neighboring Uruguay.
Argentina's Antarctic 2007/08 season had a modest launching on this occasion with two vintage patrol vessels replacing icebreaker Almirante Irizar which suffered a major fire accident last April and is still undergoing repairs.
Stating that it had been a most fructiferous and successful meeting, but not revealing much else to the press, Argentine elected president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner completed Monday her first overseas visit in Brazil, a strategic ally and partner for Argentina.
Chile and Argentina in the coming days will advance on a common strategy to counteract Britain's offshore claims in Antarctica it was confirmed by Argentine Foreign Affairs sources in Buenos Aires, reported the local Sunday press.
Argentine elected president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner this Monday will be visiting Brazil, her first overseas official trip, following on an invitation from President Lula da Silva and confirming that Brazil is a priority relation for Argentine foreign policy.
As had been anticipated earlier in the week economic activity in Argentina expanded 9.1% in September compared to a year ago, accumulating 8.5% in the first nine months of 2007, according to a Thursday release from the Statistics and Census Institute, Indec.
Argentina's government announced Thursday it will raise taxes on the country's gasoline and petroleum exports and their derivatives in an effort to contain domestic fuel prices.
Three clue names will remain in the cabinet of elected Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner: cabinet chief Alberto Fernández; Planning minister Julio de Vido the man responsible for upgrading Argentina's energy infrastructure and Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana, it was reported in Buenos Aires.
Fish and shell fish landings at Mar del Plata, Argentina's main South Atlantic fishing port totalled 368.859, tons in the first ten months of the year, which represents a 4.5% drop compared to the same period a year ago.
An estimated 20,000 Argentines marched to Argentina's river border with Uruguay on Saturday, some arriving by boat, to protest the opening of a paper plant in the neighboring Uruguay on fear its operations will endanger the environment and contaminate agricultural lands in their country.