Argentine striking fishermen clashed on Thursday with the police following a rampage against fish processing plants in Mar del Plata. Protestors were trying to convince fellow workers of Argentina's main fishing industry city to join the stoppage.
Hake catches in Argentina are forecasted to be below 300.000 tons since season landings up to the first week of October totaled 210.000 tons. If confirmed this would be the lowest catch since 2003, when landings reached 334.000 tons.
Low unemployment, poor salaries and an overall political hostility climate towards the military in recent years have combined to see the Argentine Armed Forces recruitment fall drastically.
Xunta de Galicia authorities disclosed that the four Galician owned companies located in southern Argentina that were attacked by fishery workers in the midst of violent riots, have not yet recovered labour-wise or economically.
Argentine Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said if elected president her administration would discard monetarist and neo-liberal solutions to combat any outbreak of inflation, which has become the main campaign issue of those opposing her husband President Nestor Kirchner.
A court in Argentina on Tuesday sentenced a former Roman Catholic police chaplain to life imprisonment for collaborating in murders during the country's military dictatorship. Christian Von Wernich, 69, was convicted for involvement in seven murders, 42 abductions and 31 cases of torture during the 1976-83 Dirty War.
Farmers from Argentina's dairy belt, one of the most productive in the world are considering converting into cereals and oil seeds given the low reference prices imposed by the Argentine government.
Cristina Kirchner, wife of the current President of Argentina and herself senator and presidential candidate, has cancelled a previous scheduled trip to Santiago.
He was given for dead and honoured in multiple ceremonies as one of the 649 Argentine combatants who lost their lives 25 years ago in the Malvinas war. However just a few days ago with the help of internet his sister discovered Efrain Renato Salcedo was alive, but imprisoned in Brazil, reports the Argentine press.
The Buenos Aires Financial Times office wrote a scathing article about the Argentine First Lady and presidential candidate Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner saying she devotes so much time to foreign travel during her election campaign that it almost looks as though she is running for a job at the United Nations, not the presidency of Argentina.