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Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 23:11 UTC

Argentina prepares to celebrate worldwide Malbec Day on 17 April

Malbec Day will be celebrated in New York and London with the Cambalache show

Next 17 April is “World Malbec Day” and for the fourth running year Argentina Wines will be promoting the image of the varietal in over sixty events in 55 different cities in 44 countries. This year the event will be supported by the pleasure of good music with the purpose of attracting young consumers, 25 to 35 year old.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:59 UTC

Latin American leaders concerned and uneasy with the Venezuelan situation

Mercosur partners of Venezuela feel that the ongoing protests and demonstrations create economic and investment uncertainty

Most presidents of Latin America and particularly those from Mercosur are concerned with the Venezuelan situation, which generates uneasiness among opposition parties, mass media, corporations and citizens, the International Prospective Institute (IPI) states in a report.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:56 UTC

Pulitzers for The Guardian and Washington Post coverage of the NSA documents

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed the global electronic surveillance

Britain's The Guardian and The Washington Post have been awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:51 UTC

Kicillof downplays Argentina's relation with IMF; Capitanich describes it as 'normal'

“The IMF is not a creditor of Argentina” pointed out the Economy minister

Argentina's Economy minister Axel Kicillof tried to downplay his recent to the G20/ IMF annual meetings held in Washington, saying the country is a regular attendant, and insisting that the country has no agreements with the IMF ”because it’s not an Argentine creditor”. Cabinet chief on the other hand described Argentina's relation with the IMF as 'normal'.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:46 UTC

Colombia applying to join OECD but must overcome the environmental performance test

OECD’s Environment Director Simon Upton says Colombia’s strong growth has been driven in part by extraction of oil, metals, minerals and coal for export

Colombia’s rich natural heritage as one of the world’s most bio-diverse countries is coming under increasing pressure from extractive industries, livestock grazing, urbanization and car use, according to the latest OECD report on Environmental Performance Review, which will addressed when talks on Colombia’s accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

Mexico and OECD discussing relations with the Pacific Alliance

Gurría will be opening on Tuesday an international conference on development next to Mexican president Peña Nieto

Mexico's Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and the chairman of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, José Ángel Gurría Treviño have met to address relations between OECD and the Pacific Alliance, and global value chains.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:39 UTC

China buys cash one of Peru's largest copper mines operated by Glencore Xstrata

The deal involved 6bn dollars and the mine is expected to produce 450.000 tons of copper annually

Chinese consortium is buying Glencore Xstrata's copper mine in Peru in a 6bn dollars all-cash deal, marking one of China's largest mining acquisitions. The consortium is led by MMG Limited and includes China's Citic Metal.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:27 UTC

Falklands' war: John Paul II feared Argentine defeat could lead to a left-wing pro-Soviet regime

John Paul II, first reigning Pope to visit the UK meets PM Margaret Thatcher when the war was on

The Daily Express Sunday's edition reveals in an exclusive piece by Marco Giannangeli, based on uncovered documents that Pope John Paul II tried to convince Margaret Thatcher to abandon the Falkland Islands at the height of the 1982 war with Argentina, fearing a collapse of the military regime could lead to a left-sing government, under influence of the Soviet Union.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:22 UTC

Massa, Scioli and Macri emerge as Argentine presidential hopefuls with most support

Governor Scioli,mayor Macri and dissident lawmaker Sergio Massa make your pick

Argentine former cabinet chief and now dissident lawmaker Sergio Massa, the governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macri, mayor of Buenos Aires City outstand as the strongest presidential hopefuls for next year's primaries (August) ahead of elections to succeed Cristina Fernandez in October 2015.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:14 UTC

Cristina Fernandez former Transport minister indicted for unlawful enrichment

Former Secretary Ricardo Jaime and his friend Nestor Kirchener

Argentine presidential couple Nestor and Cristina Kirchner's former Transport Secretary Ricardo Jaime was indicted last week for unlawful enrichment and impounded for 40 million Argentine Pesos (approx 5 million dollars) He's the first of very close former aides of the powerful couple to face a jail sentence.

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