Argentina became in 2007 the world's leading exporter of horse meta, totaling 35.755 tons equivalent to 87.5 million US dollars, according to the latest report from the Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Secretary.
The stand off between the Argentine government and striking farmers who are protesting against export taxes on grains, beef and dairy produce has yet to see effective signals of a cooling of the situation or the possibility of a dialogue.
The Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) unanimously decided to authorise the US-flagged Nathaniel Palmer for [the undertaking of] marine scientific research activities in maritime areas subject to sovereign or national jurisdiction.
Supporters claim that economic growth has strengthened, more is being done to combat the energy crisis and to ensure road safety, and Argentina has played a significant role in bringing about an end to the recent border conflict between Colombia and Ecuador.
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.