Double setback for Argentine president Nestor Kirchner: in Buenos Aires City his hand picked mayor candidate was defeated by a landslide in the run off and in the extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego a woman belonging to the most fierce opposition group in Congress was elected governor.
Buenos Aires goes to the polls Sunday to elect its mayor in a runoff election, which the Argentine right- wing appears set to win and which could take wind out of the sails of the government ahead of the October 28 presidential election.
Argentina's Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana reiterated on Thursday Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands and said the United Kingdom was involved in a trespassing and abusive behaviour and has taken possession of what belongs to somebody else.
Argentina's Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana arrived Wednesday morning in New York where tomorrow he will be addressing the United Nations Decolonisation Committee claiming sovereignty over the disputed Falkland Islands and other South Atlantic islands.
The ministerial summit of the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone (SAPCZ) meeting in Angola specifically supported Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Islas Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands.
Tierra del Fuego voters in the extreme south of Argentina have given President Nestor Kirchner another political surprise in Sunday's governor election, where until a couple of weeks ago all was running smoothly for the administration and its October presidential election strategy.
The key mountain highway connecting Argentina with Chile was partially opened for vehicles, as weather conditions improved following days of heavy snow and wind that left thousands of tucks idle on both sides of the border.
Argentina's main natural gas and electricity distributors interrupted this Monday for the fourth day running their provision to industry and big consumers to ensure supply to homes following a consumption peak attributed to the polar weather spell covering most of central and south Argentina.
The Argentine Embassy in London announced it would hold a commemorative act for the Argentine Malvinas war casualties to which no British authorities have been invited.
Growing natural gas supply cuts to Chile because of the Argentine energy crisis have caused the Chilean economy a half point GDP loss in 2006 and so far this year losses equivalent to 307 million US dollars to the manufacturing industry.