The Argentine government renewed on Tuesday its call to the United Kingdom for a resumption of dialogue on the Falkland Islands sovereignty. The occasion was the official launching of the web site of the Malvinas Parliamentary Observatory which functions in the Argentine Congress Lower House.
The beleaguered governor of the Patagonian province of Neuquén Jorge Sobisch reshuffled on Tuesday his cabinet and decapitated the provincial police force following last week's death of a teacher during street protests which on Monday forced Argentina to an almost standstill.
The international soybean market, the main crop in Argentina and Brazil, is showing excellent prospects for South American farmers reports Oil World a reputed publication from the industry
Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez currently visiting Chile said that the pulp mills conflict with Argentina remains unchanged as far as Uruguay is concerned because we won't negotiate until the bridges blockades are definitively lifted.
China surprised all forecasts and reported a shock tumble in the size of its trade surplus. According to official figures, the March surplus was 6.9 billion US dollars, down from 23.8 billion in February and well below the 20 billion forecast by analysts.
At the Falkland Islands Government Fisheries Committee meeting on Wednesday April 4th, Director of Fisheries, John Barton, reported that the Loligo squid fishery had a slow start. Catches to date had totalled 11,000 metric tonnes as compared to 16,500 metric tonnes for the same period last year.
Argentine icebreaker Almirante Irizar is ablaze in the South Atlantic and all the crew has abandoned ship in an orderly way, with no loss of life or injured, reported the Argentine Navy Wednesday in a press conference in Buenos Aires.
The Argentine government prices policy has collapsed and inflation could become out of control warned on Wednesday Javier Gonzalez Fraga, a former Central Bank president and expert in capital markets.
A report from the International Monetary Fund, IMF, increased 2007 growth forecasts for the region with Argentina clearly leading while Chile and Paraguay expansions were downgraded.
Bolivia opened a new front this week in its fight to reduce illegal coca production, sending United States backed eradication teams into a traditional coca-growing region in the Andean foothills long avoided by previous governments.