Argentine president Nestor Kirchner on Thursday again criticized the International Monetary Fund, IMF, and ironically said that the IMF no longer can indicate what we should do, we well know what happened when we did so.
After some modifications were applied, the House of Representatives approved on Wednesday, 11 April, a draft law consisting of tougher sanctions on fishing companies that have interests in Argentine waters and operate in the Falkland waters.
Argentina's First Lady Senator Cristina Fernandez called for dialogue and perseverance in the struggle to recover the Malvinas/Falklands sovereignty and asked for honor and respect for those who fought in the 1982 South Atlantic conflict.
The Argentine government renewed on Tuesday its call to the United Kingdom for a resumption of dialogue on the Falkland Islands sovereignty. The occasion was the official launching of the web site of the Malvinas Parliamentary Observatory which functions in the Argentine Congress Lower House.
The beleaguered governor of the Patagonian province of Neuquén Jorge Sobisch reshuffled on Tuesday his cabinet and decapitated the provincial police force following last week's death of a teacher during street protests which on Monday forced Argentina to an almost standstill.
Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez currently visiting Chile said that the pulp mills conflict with Argentina remains unchanged as far as Uruguay is concerned because we won't negotiate until the bridges blockades are definitively lifted.
Argentine icebreaker Almirante Irizar is ablaze in the South Atlantic and all the crew has abandoned ship in an orderly way, with no loss of life or injured, reported the Argentine Navy Wednesday in a press conference in Buenos Aires.
The Argentine government prices policy has collapsed and inflation could become out of control warned on Wednesday Javier Gonzalez Fraga, a former Central Bank president and expert in capital markets.
A report from the International Monetary Fund, IMF, increased 2007 growth forecasts for the region with Argentina clearly leading while Chile and Paraguay expansions were downgraded.
Argentina's National Ombudsman Eduardo Mondino filed Tuesday an appeal with the courts seeking to stop a retroactive hike in gas prices that the President Nestor Kirchner administration authorized in the province of Buenos Aires.