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Friday, March 11th 2016 - 05:41 UTC

Falklands' sovereignty statements, “an unnecessary provocation” says Argentine ambassador

“The visit of the lady, a British tourist represents an unnecessary provocation particularly since Argentina wants to negotiate, to dialogue” said ambassador Zuain

The private visit to Paraguay of Falkland Islands lawmaker Phyllis Rendell and her strong statements regarding sovereignty and the future of the Islands had an immediate reaction from the Argentine ambassador in Asunción Eduardo Zuain, who described the statements as an unnecessary provocation.

Friday, March 11th 2016 - 05:22 UTC

Purge in YPF; financial expert chosen as successor of Galuccio

Gutiérrez, formerly head of telecommunications giant Telefónica with 25 years experience in global financial circles, will be proposed at a shareholders meeting

Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez looks is to become the new president of Argentina’s state-controlled energy giant YPF, it was revealed this week after Miguel Galuccio confirmed he will step down as head of the company on April 30.

Friday, March 11th 2016 - 05:18 UTC

Brazil's Odebrecht network of alleged bribery practices investigated in several Latin American countries

“We’re looking to determine whether the cartel maneuvers witnessed in Brazil were replicated here in some form. Odebrecht is one of those implicated” said Rodriguez

Argentina is investigating whether the local unit of Brazil's Odebrecht paid bribes to government officials, an Argentine prosecutor said this week, deepening the regional fallout from the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil’s history.

Thursday, March 3rd 2016 - 05:11 UTC

EU top official expected in Argentina to bolster Mercosur/EU trade negotiations

 Ms Mogherini is expected next Wednesday in Buenos Aires; following a meeting with her peer Susana Malcorra, the EU official will be received by president Macri

Argentine president Mauricio Macri is scheduled to receive in a week's time the European Union head of foreign affairs, Federica Mogherini who is expected to announce that all is ready to begin, next April, formal negotiations for the long-delayed trade and cooperation agreement between Mercosur and the EU.

Monday, February 29th 2016 - 09:31 UTC

Uruguay prepared to lead Mercosur/EU trade negotiations during the whole year

President Vazquez (R) and foreign minister Nin Novoa are expected to lead the Mercosur negotiating team to Brussels next April

Uruguay, now with the support from Argentina, is very much interested in advancing with the cooperation and trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union, and is planning for president Tabare Vazquez to attend a Brussels meeting with EU officials to emphasize the matter.

Friday, February 26th 2016 - 01:36 UTC

“Falklands people voice must be heard”, says Uruguayan former president visiting the Islands

Former president Luis Alberto Lacalle with MLA Phil Rendell and lawmaker Jaime Trobo at Bleaker Island. (Pic FIGTwitter)

Luis Alberto Lacalle, the Ex-President of Uruguay, is currently in the Falkland Islands on a week-long tour, along with Uruguayan Elected Representative Mario Jaime Trobo. Lacalle served as President from 1990 to 1995 and Trobo is presently a Member of the International Affairs Committee.

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 06:03 UTC

Argentina and Uruguay agree that integration and Mercosur are the priorities

“We covered all the issues we have in common in our bilateral and regional agendas and approved a work method that included meetings twice a year”, said Malcorra

Argentina and Uruguay foreign ministers agreed to hold twice a year meetings to address all issues in the bilateral agenda but with emphasis on integration and Mercosur which are 'our main concerns'. Susana Malcorra met with her peer Rodolfo Nin Novoa in Montevideo on Friday and after a several hours meeting made brief statements with no questions taken from journalists.

Saturday, February 13th 2016 - 05:45 UTC

Valcke banned for 12 years from FIFA for misconduct and destruction of evidence

Valcke breached seven FIFA ethics rules, resulting in the ban and a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs.

Two weeks before the presidential election, FIFA's top judge bans former secretary general Jerone Valcke for 12 years for misconduct relating to World Cup ticket sales, travel expenses and destruction of evidence.

Saturday, February 13th 2016 - 04:08 UTC

'Queen Mary 2' calls in Ushuaia after ten-year absence

Passengers after landing at the Ushuaia jetty, with the Queen Mary 2 anchored in the bay

One of the world's largest and most iconic cruise vessels called at Ushuaia, extreme south of Argentina, on Thursday following an absence of over ten years. Given the size of the 'Queen Mary 2', she anchored in the bay and those passengers of the 2.600 on board who decided to land were brought ashore in tenders.

Friday, February 12th 2016 - 18:47 UTC

Falklands' (oil exploration) “has been a hugely successful campaign”, says Rockhopper

The notice to terminate follows a number of operational issues with the Eirik Raude rig. Chatham well is deferred until Sea Lion pre-development drilling campaign.

Rockhopper Exploration which has a joint venture agreement with Premier Oil offshore the Falkland Islands, described the oil exploration campaign now terminated as a 'huge success' and underlines the postponement of the Chatham well drilling will have no impact on the Field Development Plan for the Sea Lion oil discovery development.

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