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  • Saturday, July 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Rampaging fishermen set six plants on fire in Santa Cruz

    Six plants on fire in Pto. Deseado

    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.

  • Saturday, July 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine Defence Minister backtracks on FAL rifle ignorance

    Defence Minister Nilda Garré

    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.

  • Friday, July 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Mrs Kirchner launches presidential bid promising continuity

    Senator Cristina Fernadez de Kirchner

    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.

  • Friday, July 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    The Kirchner model: king and queen penguin

    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.

  • Thursday, July 19th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Energy shortages impact on Argentine industrial activities

    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.

  • Thursday, July 19th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Sea trials for Comodoro Rivadavia bio-fuel powered fishing vessel

    Great expectations are riding on this first experience in which a shrimp vessel based in Chubut participates

    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.

  • Wednesday, July 18th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Half a million foreign tourists visit Ushuaia annually

    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.

  • Tuesday, July 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina tightens controls on squid fishery companies

    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.

  • Tuesday, July 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Peirano expected to confirm Argentina's economic policy

    Cr. Miguel Gustavo Peirano

    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.

  • Monday, July 16th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Corruption allegations force resignation of Kirchner minister

    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.