Argentina will begin in April, to the north of the Malvinas islands all the way to South Georgia, the last leg of its seabed survey to comply with the United Nations Law of the Sea May 2009 timetable, reports the Buenos Aires Saturday press.
Argentine farmers protesting higher grain and oilseeds export taxes have decided to extend their two days strike until next Wednesday because there has been no signals or reply from the government to their request to meeting authorities. Dairy farmers announced they were joining the strike.
Argentina's GDP expanded 8.7% in 2007, after having grown 9.1% in the fourth quarter, up 1.9% from the previous quarter announced Thursday in Buenos Aires the country's Statistics and Census Office, Indec.
Argentina's ambassador in Italy Victorio Taccetti has been named Deputy Foreign Affairs minister to replace Roberto Garcia Moritán who resigned amid a growing scandal over illegal car imports. Minister Jorge Taiana's number two insisted his resignation was for personal reasons.
Argentina hiked export taxes on soy and sunflower seed products by between seven and nine percentage points and decreased levies on corn and wheat exports by one point to expand supplies of key food staples in the domestic market.
Argentina promised on Tuesday to insist before the United Kingdom so that the (1982) Malvinas conflict families can travel to the Falklands by air for the opening of the Argentine monument at the Darwin cemetery.
Argentina's four main farmers' organizations have called for two days of non activity with no trading of agricultural products to protest the latest increase in cereals and oilseeds export levies. This means urban Argentina on Thursday and Friday will be exposed to limited supplies of beef and other produce.
A logger is suspected to be the first fatal case of yellow fever in Argentina since the 2007 outbreak in neighboring Paraguay. The man, 39, together with a crew was logging in the northern province of Misiones and according to local sanitary officials had all the symptoms of the mosquito transmitted viral disease.
Exxon Mobil Corp. said Monday it has no intention of selling its Esso unit refinery, service stations or other assets in Argentina, ending months of speculation about unsolicited purchase offers. Esso has operated in Argentina for more than ninety years.
Argentina will raise taxes on the country's natural gas exports in an effort to ensure domestic energy supplies, Planning Minister Julio De Vido said on Monday. The amount of the increase was not immediately disclosed but the move hiked taxes already in place on Argentine natural gas exports.