All seemed to be rolling smoothly for Argentine president Nestor Kirchner and his new political scheme in this Sunday's Tierra del Fuego governor race, until this last week.
The two leading candidates, the incumbent and his runner up in the polls are closely aligned to Kirchner's horizontal wide ranging political project which promised to ensure an easy victory. The third, and very distant, was a dissident lady Deputy who belongs to the most anti-Kirchner group in Argentina.
Argentina officially expressed eternal gratitude to Peru for its support during the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas conflict and its permanent solidarity in the sovereignty claim over the Islands
To avoid residential blackouts the Argentine government imposed stricter electricity consumption restrictions plunging some industrial customers to an indefinite supply cut off as demand again peaked when temperatures plunged to freezing levels.
Argentine President Nestor Kirchner said the Falkland Islands will be returned peacefully to Argentina someday as he spoke Thursday June 14, to supporters on the 25th anniversary of the United Kingdom's victory in a war over the South Atlantic islands.
Argentina's decision to favour industrialization, which was made public during global trade negotiations in Geneva, has caused concern among the country's powerful farm sector which has been the engine behind Argentina's strong recovery since the 2001/02 melting of the economy and default.
The tango industry generates for Buenos Aires an estimated 130 million US dollars annually and any night at least 3.000 people, 70% foreign tourists, are engaged in some activity related to this dance and music which was born in the River Plate in the late XIX century.
Methanex the world's largest methanol plant which operates from Punta Arenas has seen a drastic reduction of its production because of the persistent cuts in natural gas supply provided by neighboring Argentina.
Argentina is determined in strengthening the privileged relation with Brazil, which it considers the heart of South America's regional integration said Eduardo Sigal Argentina's Deputy Secretary for Economic Integration of the Americas and Mercosur.
Heavy snow and wind storms that are punishing the Andes region have forced the closure of a key mountain highway and tunnel connecting Argentina with Chile leaving an estimated 6.000 fully loaded trucks stranded.
Buenos Aires City mayor run off candidates will not be debating ahead of Sunday June 24th vote. Conservative candidate Mauricio Macri who defeated President Nestor Kirchner's man, Daniel Filmus by 22 points in the first round said the campaign had turned too aggressive and dirty.