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  • Saturday, August 18th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina plays tariffs to help industry and agriculture

    Argentine Economy Minister Miguel Peirano

    Argentina announced Friday custom duties and tariffs to restrict imports of certain goods that are having a negative impact on its industry. Sectors benefited include tires, bicycles, foot wear, auto parts, leather goods, toys and textiles.

  • Saturday, August 18th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine economy grows 8.4%; unemployment down to 9.8%

    “No risk that the global financial crisis can reach Argentina” said Economy Minister Peirano

    The Argentine economy expanded 8.4% during the first half of 2007 compared to a year ago reported Friday the country's Statistics and Census Office, Indec. President Nestor Kirchner also announced that unemployment in the second quarter of 2007 dropped to 8.5% of active population.

  • Friday, August 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    First arrest warrant in money stashed suitcase scandal

    International arrest for Antonini Wilson

    Argentine Economic Crimes Federal Judge Marta Novatti issued Thursday an international arrest warrant for Venezuelan businessman Guido Alejandro Antonini Wilson who last August 4th tried to illegally introduce in Buenos Aires, traveling on an Argentine government chartered jet, a suitcase containing almost 800,000 US dollars in cash.

  • Thursday, August 16th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Malvinas war veterans file lawsuit against Argentine officers

    Claims of abuses by Argentine officers finally reach the courts

    About 39 Argentine war veterans from the 1982 Falkland/Malvinas conflict with Great Britain are expected to file a lawsuit before a federal judge in Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, accusing their officers of torture during the war.

  • Thursday, August 16th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina implements strict conservation in hake fisheries

    Hake catches remain banned in the waters of the Inter-jurisdictional Area of Restricted Fishery Efforts

    Argentina's Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Foods (SAGP&A) established strict limits on common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) catches with the purpose of safeguarding the species fisheries.

  • Wednesday, August 15th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Insufficient hake has Argentine industry on the edge

    A drop in hake catches, international prices coupled with problems arising from the several weeks strike in Mar del Plata (Buenos Aires province), when workers blocked access to port facilities protesting low salaries, have all had an impact on Argentina's fisheries industry.

  • Wednesday, August 15th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Cash-stuffed suitcase makes The New York Times headlines

    Argentinean public prosecutor asks for detention of Mr. Antonini

    The New York Times published Tuesday a long, critical article about the “cash-stuffed suitcase” which has the potential to “split Venezuela and Argentina” warm ties and left President Nestor Kirchner and his wife “scrambling to contain any potential damage to her bid to succeed him as president”.

  • Wednesday, August 15th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Kirchner's political unity project takes off with Cristina

    Critinia Kirchner were officially launched as the Argentine government's presidential ticket

    Emphasizing unity by conviction and not necessarily party affiliation Senator Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (Victory Front-Buenos Aires) and Mendoza Radical Governor Julio Cobos were officially launched Tuesday night as the Argentine government's presidential ticket for the coming election next October 28.

  • Wednesday, August 15th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Another record crops season in the making for Argentina

    Argentine farmers are expected to dedicate 12% more land to corn in the 2007/08 crop despite dry conditions and a shortage of seed and fertilizer, a corn producers' group said this week.

  • Tuesday, August 14th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Nobody dares claim the scandal suitcase with 790.550 dollars

    Meantine the dollars are in Airport's Customers

    Argentina and Venezuela seem on collision course as a direct consequence of the suitcase scandal involving almost 800.000 US dollars which were to be introduced to Buenos Aires in still undisclosed circumstances by Venezuelan officials traveling in an aircraft officially chartered by Argentina's Energy company, Enarsa.