One of the first statements from the new Argentine Secretary of Foreign Affairs was to confirm Argentina's imprescriptible rights over Falklands sovereignty.
In his first public appearance since taking office Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde confirmed the devaluation of the Argentine peso and called for a new strong alliance of the productive community, backed by a convergence of the political and productive powers of the country.
Argentina is broke, and we're all responsible, said incoming Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde after taking office in a sober ceremony in Casa Rosada, that contrary to a few days ago, concluded with the intonation of the national anthem.
A former Argentine naval officer, Captain Alfredo Astiz, alleged to have been implicated in a number of murders during military rule between 1976 and 1983, has been arrested at Sweden's request in connection with the killing of a 17-year-old Swedish student, Dagmar Hagelin in Buenos Aires in 1977.
Dr Guido Di Tella, a key figure in improving relations with the United Kingdom and the Falkland Islands after the 1982 conflict, has died in Buenos Aires of a brain haemorrhage, aged 71. He was taken ill awaiting the New Year celebrations and rushed to hospital but died on December 31st.