Striking Argentine fishermen in Patagonia rampaged and set on fire property and vehicles belonging to several of the companies in conflict, two of them Spanish. The serious incident took place in Puerto Deseado, Santa Cruz province, 520 kilometers from where President Nestor Kirchner and his candidate wife were on an official event.
While leading government figures continued their onslaught on a judge who has summoned Defence Minister Nilda Garré in a gunrunning case, the minister backtracked yesterday on her previous claims to ignorance as to what a FAL (light automatic rifle) is.
Argentina's First Lady, Senator Cristina Fernandez Kirchner launched late Thursday evening her campaign to become the country's first elected woman president praising her husband's administration and pledging to lift Argentines self esteem.
The first lady of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner, launched this week the campaign to succeed her husband Néstor as president. This is less a story of Evita Perón or Hillary Clinton than a political fix by illiberal architects of a failed model of governance, says Celia Szusterman in Agora Vox, the Citizen Media, European Union.
For the first time since Argentina begun its strong recovery in 2003, industrial production contracted apparently because of the escalating energy problems and restrictions, according to the Buenos Aires think-tank FIEL which regularly releases monthly reports on economic and other activities.
The first fishing vessel powered with bio-fuel, a mix of micro Patagonian algae with hake and squid residue, set to sea from Comodoro Rivadavia this week reports the Argentine press.
Half a million foreign tourists arrive every year to Ushuaia in the extreme south of Argentina attracted by its wild life, numerous marine species and Antarctica which has become the natural magnet and challenge for visitors looking for exotic destinations.
Taking advantage of the abundance of squid, in spite of poor international prices, Argentina has decided to implement stricter controls on companies involved in the squid fisheries.
Argentina's Industry Secretary Miguel Peirano was the man finally chosen by President Nestor Kirchner to head the Economy Minister for the few months left of his administration that officially ends next December 10.
Peirano, 40, is scheduled to take office Tuesday at 19:00 hours.
Argentine Economy Minister Felisa Miceli submitted her resignation Monday after a prosecutor requested an investigation into a package of money containing 64,000 dollars found in her office lavatory, her spokesman said.