Tag: Argentina

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 08:09 UTC

An Anti-incumbency Vote Whose Effects Will be Seen Beyond Argentina

The president elect Mauricio Macri next to Maria Eugenia Vidal governor elect of the most important and decisive electoral district in Argentina

By Rengaraj Viswanathan (*) Mauricio Macri’s win will inspire the centre-right opposition parties that hope to replace leftist governments in Brazil and Venezuela but it is too early to declare, as some observers are doing, that the result marks the end of the Left in the region

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

Mujica wishes Argentina and Macri 'the best', but has fears about 'institutional stability'

“From the deepest of my heart I wish things in Argentina turn out positive, the best possible for its future government and Mr. Macri”, said Mujica

Two days after Mauricio Macri's victory in Argentina, Uruguay's former president Jose Mujica wished Argentina “the best” with its new government, but also expressed fear about the 'institutional stability' of the country.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

UK expects new Canadian government will continue to support Falklands

“We look forward to working with the new government of Argentina”, minister Swire told the House of Commons.

The UK government is looking forward to working with the new government of Argentina and hopes the people of the Falkland Islands will not suffer the bellicosity shown by the current administration, said Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire in Parliament.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 07:03 UTC

Macri names top UN official as Argentina's next Foreign Minister

 In a statement, Ban lauded Malcorra, saying she had been at his side “during one of the busiest and most turbulent periods in the history of the UN”

President-elect Mauricio Macri has tapped a top United Nations official to be Argentina's next foreign minister. Macri announced on his Facebook page on Tuesday that he picked Susana Malcorra, Cabinet chief for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon since 2012.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 12:21 UTC

Macri will announce his economic team and measures once he has access to official data

Macri claimed that “we still are not aware and have not been told what are the reserves of the Central bank”.

In his first press conference as Argentine president-elect, Mauricio Macri announced on Monday he would not have a Secretary of Economy but rather an economic cabinet with six members, and anticipated that the team that will be taking office with him, as well as those in the province of Buenos Aires, “will include many officials which do not come from the political system”.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 11:47 UTC

Argentine election: the Kirchners' Falklands policy has backfired spectacularly

 In December 2011, the other Mercosur countries agreed, at her urging, to close their ports of ships flying the Falkland Islands flag.

By Dr Alasdair Pinkerton - For the first time in 12 years, the new occupant of the Casa Rosada, the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, will no longer bear the surname Kirchner.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 10:24 UTC

China prepared to intensify strategic partnership with Argentina

“The China-Argentina comprehensive strategic partnership has been developing smoothly in recent years”, underlined the foreign ministry spokesperson

China congratulated Mauricio Macri on Monday for winning Argentina's presidential election and underlined the comprehensive strategic partnership.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 10:13 UTC

Washington promises to cooperate closely with elected president Macri

 Kerry said “we are sure the United States and Argentina will continue cooperating deeply to promote regional security and prosperity”

United States State Secretary John Kerry congratulated on Monday newly elected president of Argentina Mauricio Macri saying Washington will cooperate “closely” with the administration that will take office on December 10.

Saturday, November 21st 2015 - 08:48 UTC

Macri honors 'Pachamama' and Scioli bewares 'the savage capitalism demon' on closing election rallies

Macri chose Humahuaca, an impoverished town in the northern province of Jujuy, while Scioli attended two rallies in the Buenos Aires province

Argentine presidential opposition candidate Mauricio Macri closed his campaign ahead of Sunday 22 November runoff calling for change and unity while the incumbent hopeful Daniel Scioli said the option was between 'a development inclusive project' or the “savage capitalism demon”.

Saturday, November 21st 2015 - 08:09 UTC

High expectations in Argentina of a record soybean sowing in 2015/16

The Argentine ministry said soybean sowings for 2015-16, pegged area at 20.6m hectares, a rise of 800,000 hectares year on year.

Argentina's much-watched soybean sowings will set a record this season, but the country is heading for a weaker wheat harvest, despite ideas of “very good” yields, the country's farm ministry said. In its first estimate the ministry said soybean sowings for 2015-16, pegged area at 20.6m hectares, a rise of 800,000 hectares year on year.


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