Hake (Merluccius hubbsi) landings in Argentina totaled 189.756 tons to August 31, which is 13% less than the same period of 2006, according to figures released by the National Fisheries Sub-Secretariat, a branch of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Foods, SAGP&A.
August tax revenue in Argentina was a higher-than-expected 17.87 billion pesos, (almost 6 billion US dollars) rising 37.4% from the same month last year, partly due to big jumps in sales and income tax revenues, reported Economy Ministry.
The charter of a Russian icebreaker to replace Argentina's navy Almirante Irizar severely damaged by fire, for the coming Antarctic season remains undecided according to Foreign Affairs ministry sources quoted in the Buenos Aires press.
A socialist beat a candidate allied with Argentine President Nestor Kirchner for the governorship of a key province late Sunday, in a test of the strength of Kirchner's ruling coalition ahead of next month's presidential vote.
Sunday's Argentine pickets' invasion of neighboring Uruguay attracted considerable media coverage but overall developed peacefully and uneventful. Invaders protesting the construction of an allegedly contaminating pulp mill along a river shared by both countries were thoroughly searched before leaving Argentina and again at the other head of the bridge by Uruguayan authorities.
Argentina's presidential couple Nestor and Cristina Kirchner harvested another electoral defeat, this time in the province of Santa Fe, a ruling party stronghold since 1983, when their hand picked candidate, former Foreign Affairs Minister Rafael Bielsa lost to a coalition of left leaning parties led by Socialist Hermes Binner.
An officers exchange program between the Argentine and Chilean navies is taking place in the extreme south of the continent where only two and a half decades ago both neighboring countries almost went to war over disputed islands in the Magellan Strait region.
ExxonMobil is working with J.P. Morgan to sell its assets in Argentina including hundreds of service stations and a 200 million US dollars refinery, according to reports in the Buenos Aires press. Fuel companies in Argentina are operating under heavy government intervention.
As the deadline to register coalitions for the Argentine October 28 presidential vote expired this week, eight alliances registered, among them, the one led by first lady Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, which is widely predicted to obtain a first-round victory in the face of a highly dispersed opposition.
Argentine oil corporation Geopark Holdings Ltd announced Tuesday it had discovered gas in one of the several exploratory wells drilled in Chile's extreme south region of Magallanes.