The Argentine government has contracted Britain’s Bell Pottinger's international PR division to raise its profile in Europe and the Untied States as a business and tourism hub, according to reports in the Buenos Aires press later confirmed by the company.
Central American leaders are expected to push United States to slow a flood of deportations when Vice-President Joe Biden meets with them Monday, promising a new day for relations with a region that has felt ignored.
Retired general and former governor of Islas Malvinas, Mario Benjamín Menendez blamed Argentine Dictator Leopoldo Galtier for the South Atlantic conflict defeat to the British 27 years ago and stated that the former de facto president “didn’t realize we were being defeated”.
With a strong sense of dejà-vu ended the open agenda meeting Saturday morning between Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, which among other issues addressed the Argentine sovereignty claim over the Falklands/Malvinas.
Brazilian President Lula da Silva on Saturday at the Progressive Governance summit in Chile told representatives of the United States, Britain and Spain they had a major responsibility for causing the global economic crisis.
The governor of Brazil’s richest state Sao Paulo sacked the Secretary of Education following the printing of thousands of school books with maps of South America which ignored the existence of Ecuador, inverted geographically Uruguay and Paraguay and showed Bolivia sharing territory with Paraguay.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Saturday asked Prime Minister Gordon Brown for negotiations over sovereignty of the disputed Falkland Islands, a day after he said he would not discuss the issue.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and British Primer Minister Gordon Brown are scheduled to hold on Saturday a bilateral meeting in Chile when the Falklands/Malvinas issue will be addressed, on Argentine initiative, but with no surprises or consequences.
British Primer Minister Gordon Brown was left embarrassed Friday when host Chilean Michelle Bachelet inadvertently echoed the Conservatives' attack on his command of the economy.
Although the article from The Economist was published before the Senate vote which advanced Argentine mid term elections from October to June, the context gives a full idea of events and the Kirchner couple attempts to hold on to power, be it at all costs, thus the headline, “Hoping it’s not the exit”, “The Kirchners make a dash for it”.