Fears that the Argentine government appears to be intentionally underreporting inflation in an election year emerged again this week when the scandal plagued Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC), under judicial investigation, announced 0.5% July inflation.
Experts are investigating the possibility that the foot-and-mouth outbreak was caused by sabotage linked to the Pirbright laboratory site.
Climate change could lead to potential food shortages and increase the risk of hunger in developing countries, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said Wednesday.
According to the Big Mac index from The Economist which measures purchasing power parity, Argentina continues to climb and is rapidly becoming one of the most expensive countries in the world.
Spain's Vice president Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega called on Argentina for a stable framework of economic relations, essential to generate confidence among investors. Virtually the same words presidential candidate Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner faced from Spain's main businessmen during her late July visit to Madrid.
Despite calls from consumers for more crude to lower prices from near record highs, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, does not believe it's necessary to raise output when it meets next September 11.
President Hugo Chávez warned on Wednesday that if Venezuela's entry into Mercosur is not approved ending this year he would have to change his goals, though he was careful to add he was not giving any ultimatum.