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  • Monday, October 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Conciliatory first speech from elected president Mrs Kirchner

    Elected President until 2011 Cristina Fernadez de Kirchner and her Vice Presidential running mate, Julio Cobos

    Argentina's First Lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has become the first elected woman president of the country in what seems a landslide victory and with no need for a run off, according to exit polls and the first official results.

  • Monday, October 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Election of President Cristina Kirchner sets several records

    An iron will behind the makeup and the french perfumes

    The Argentine presidential calendar will remember 2007 for several events: the 53rd president is the first elected woman to reach the highest office, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and possibly the only country in the world where a husband (President Nestor Kirchner) hands over the blue and white sash to his wife.

  • Monday, October 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Next government in Argentina with ample support in Congress

    Cristina should not have any problem with legislative initiatives

    Elected Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner should face no obstacles with Executive initiatives in Congress according to the results of her windfall victory which consolidated the government's grip on the Senate and now becomes extensive to the Lower House.

  • Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Polls unanimous: four more years of Kirchner dynasty

    Argentina's First Lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

    Argentina's First Lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is set to win Sunday's presidential election according to all the public opinion polls published in the Buenos Aires media a few hours before the two days ban on political campaigning becomes effective.

  • Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina's finances and spending on the electoral trail

    It's electoral time and Argentina's government spending has reached a 24% of GDP, which is considered a record and several points ahead of the vilified administration of former president Carlos Menem, 21% at its peak, and who has been blamed for much of Argentina's recent shortcomings, points out the Buenos Aires press.

  • Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina's heterodox mix of policies still “unconvincing”

    Financial investors feel disappointed with President Nestor Kirchner's administration and are demanding fiscal and monetary policies corrections to dominate inflation and ensure sustained growth before they begin to consider putting money into Argentina's sovereign bonds at reasonable rates.

  • Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Cristina Kirchner and the fine art of eluding questions

    Cristina Kirchner during her last inteview before Sunday elections

    Cristina Kirchner the leading candidate for Argentina Sunday's presidential election, during these last four years, as well as her husband President Nestor Kirchner has avoided contact with the Argentine press but this last week she has been particularly loquacious.

  • Thursday, October 25th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Cristina K talks about inflation and calls for investment

    More of the same but with a velvet touch

    With only a few hours left for Sunday's Argentine presidential election First Lady and incumbent candidate Cristina Kirchner talked about one of the controversial issues of the campaign which is also a daily challenge for Argentines pockets: the consumer price index and inflation.

  • Wednesday, October 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina has average cheaper domestic and regional air rates

    Argentine flag airline Aerolinias Argentinas

    Argentina has the lowest domestic air rates in Latinamerica and the Caribbean according to the latest report from American Express Business Travel Monitor released this week. Argentina's air rates are also among the cheapest in the “inter-regional” and international flights to United States and Europe says the report which monitored rates during the first six months of this year.

  • Tuesday, October 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Former Argentine leader charged with riot killings in 2001

    The former Argentine Pte. De la Rúa the men identified with the 2001/02 crisis

    A federal judge charged former Argentine president Fernando de la Rua with five counts of manslaughter Tuesday in connection with bloody street riots in December 2001 when his administration collapsed plunging Argentina to its most serious economic meltdown in recent times.