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.
Argentina's most influential businessmen anticipate a stable to optimistic economic scenario for the next semester according to an opinion poll among 173 corporate CEO, a most unusual forecast in a country historically unstable when governments change.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived Wednesday in Argentina the first stop of his visit to three South American countries that will see him travel from the Amazon basin to Antarctica.
October inflation in Argentina jumped 0.7% reaching 6.6% so far this year, while wholesale prices increased 0.9% and 12.7% in the last ten months according to the official release from Statistics and Census Institute.
Amid protests from farmers' organizations, Argentina increased taxes on exports of soybeans, corn and wheat an average of five percentage points to boost government revenue from surging crop prices and limit domestic food inflation.
Interpol rejected Wednesday a request by the government of Iran to drop arrest warrants against six leading Iranians, wanted by Argentina for their alleged role in a 1994 bombing that killed 85 people and left hundreds injured.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he has repeatedly offered his good offices to address the Malvinas/Falklands issue, but there must be an understanding between the countries involved, and that has not happened.
The logistics of the coming Argentine Antarctic 2007/08 season has been contracted to Russian companies that will be providing an icebreaker and an air bridge for the most Southern of Argentine polar stations, according to reports in the Buenos Aires press.
Argentina's elected president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner adopted a more pragmatic attitude towards the ongoing pulp mill conflict with Uruguay arguing that the outcome of the case presented before the International Court of The Hague is what matters and in the meantime ”we should not pledge our relations (with Uruguay) in other areas”.
Argentine elected president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will be meeting this week Chilean president Michelle Bachelet and the head of the Spanish government Jose Luis Gonzalez Zapatero, her first interviews with foreign leaders since she won October 28.