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Argentina

  • Monday, December 10th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Cristina downplays conflict with Uruguay to “one difference”

    Pte. Vazquez (center) listens Ms. Kirchner promise she will not escalate the pulp mill conflict

    Incoming Argentina president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner promised that during her term “differences” with neighboring Uruguay “will not deepen” but insisted that Uruguay was to blame for the dispute over the construction of a pulp mill on the shores of a jointly managed river.

  • Monday, December 10th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Kirchner couple slide into second mandate swapping jobs

    The symbol of power passes from husband to wife

    The first elected woman president of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner, 54, was sworn in on Monday, receiving the sash of office from her husband, the outgoing head of state. Chants of “Viva Cristina” erupted when Kirchner swapped her position as first lady for that of president.

  • Monday, December 10th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands' claim and multilateralism, CK's foreign policy punch

    Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner before her speech in the Congress

    ”We once again call on the occupying country which in international forums plays as advanced and respectful that here (in Argentina) we still have a colonial enclave”, was incoming President Cristina Kirchner's, CK, direct reference to the Falkland Islands in her inaugural speech before Congress on Monday.

  • Sunday, December 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Buenos Aires invaded by over 5.000 cruise visitors

    Infinity calling Bs. Aires port

    Early Sunday, over 5.000 tourists from three large cruise vessels will be landing in Buenos Aires, one of the peak days of the 2007/08 cruise season.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine beef exports reach 1.15 billion US dollars

    In spite of government restrictions to overseas sales Argentine beef exports expanded 9% in the ten first months of 2007 reaching 1.155 billion US dollars according to data from the country's Health and Agro Food national service, Senasa.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine Navy to control 200 miles plus high seas fisheries

    Argentina authorized sea and air tracking of illegal fishing outside the country's Economic Exclusive Zone, in the 200 miles plus area of international waters and will eventually give notice to FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) of transgressors, according to the Buenos Aires press.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Buenos Aires prepares for Kirchners ceremony on Monday

    Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will asume presidential powers from her husband

    Hours before the first elected woman president takes office in Argentina, the preparations for the ceremony are underway. The preparations in Buenos Aires Colón Square, where the outdoors ceremony is due to take place, were finished on Thursday and foreign heads of state are currently arriving in Buenos Aires city to participate in Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's inauguration.

  • Friday, December 7th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina's Executive economic emergency powers on hold

    The Argentine Senate this week passed into law the 2008 budget and the Ministries bill, but delayed for next week's session the vote on the extension of the Economic Emergency bill and other tax bills.

  • Thursday, December 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chavez expected in Buenos Aires and Mercosur summit

    Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez has confirmed he will be in Buenos Aires for next Monday's taking office ceremony of elected Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and a week later he will be back in the River Plate but in Montevideo for the Mercosur presidential summit.

  • Thursday, December 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    In a rare interview Kirchner anticipates “much better times”

    Pte. Kirchner: “She knows what she has to do”

    President Nestor Kirchner, credited with leading Argentina out of an economic meltdown after his 2003 election, said Wednesday in a rare television interview that his president-elect wife would have a “much better” administration than his.