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  • Thursday, July 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine peso looses ground for third day in a row

    The Argentine peso slid for the third day in a row, hitting four-year lows against the US dollar in the range of 3.15/3.20 while the stock market recovered at the end of the day after having lost ground earlier.

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina charters Russian icebreaker for Antarctic season

    Icebreaker  MV “Vasiliy Golovnin”

    Argentina decided to charter a Russian icebreaker to supply its Antarctic bases this coming summer replacing its own “Almirante Irizar” which caught fire in the high seas last April and is currently on a long process of repairs and recovery, reported Wednesday the Buenos Aires press.

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine half year fisheries exports drop 17% in volume

    Argentina exported 270,558 tons of fish and shellfish equivalents to 517.5 million US dollars during the first half of 2007. This represents a 17% drop in volume and 8% in value, compared to the same period last year, reported the National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA).

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine farmers flock to Buenos Aires for Palermo show

    The Argentine Rural Society kicks off Thursday its 121st show at the grounds in Palermo, Buenos Aires City, at a time when the farming sector is undergoing a bonanza with high international commodity prices, but also a number of domestic issues that have caused numerous protests over the last year.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    President Kirchner's image ten points below a year ago

    Argentine president Nestor Kirchner image dropped to 49% in July, ten points below a year ago, according to the latest public opinion poll released this week by Poliarquía Consultants.

  • Monday, July 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Lavagna promises to fight poverty and unify Argentines

    Candidate  Economist  Roberto Lavagna

    Former Economy minister Roberto Lavagna, often credited with helping Argentina rebound from a deep crisis, launched on Saturday his campaign for the October presidential race with a promise to fight poverty and unify Argentines.

  • Monday, July 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    CK begins in Spain the campaign trail leading to October 28

    Senator Cristina Fernadez arrives to Madrid

    Argentine Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner begins this Monday in Madrid her first overseas tour since becoming presidential candidate with the purpose of increasing bilateral relations with Spain. Argentine elections are scheduled for October 28.

  • Sunday, July 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Striking fishermen in Patagonia agree truce until Wednesday

    “We must restore social peace” said Gov. Peralta

    Striking fishermen in Patagonia who caused considerable damage to several processing plants which they torched last Friday accepted mediation in the conflict from the provincial government of Santa Cruz.

  • Sunday, July 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Kirchner government payroll balloons at 441 per day rate

    Kirchner increase 7% public employes

    Argentina last year under President Nestor Kirchner contracted 161.000 government employees at federal, provincial and municipal level, which is equivalent to 441 per working day, (or 18 every 60 minutes) according to La Nacion Sunday edition.

  • Saturday, July 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Rampaging fishermen set six plants on fire in Santa Cruz

    Six plants on fire in Pto. Deseado

    Striking Argentine fishermen in Patagonia rampaged and set on fire property and vehicles belonging to several of the companies in conflict, two of them Spanish. The serious incident took place in Puerto Deseado, Santa Cruz province, 520 kilometers from where President Nestor Kirchner and his candidate wife were on an official event.