Argentina reported a monthly primary budget deficit for the first time in three years pushed by higher social security spending and subsidized loans for small businesses.
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British Airways has announced plans to significantly increase services to South America with a daily direct flight to Buenos Aires and starting next winter non-stop flights to Rio de Janeiro.
World soybean supplies are smaller than expected and high exports are cutting stocks in key producing countries, Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World said.
Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner officially announced Wednesday that the French group Alstom and its partners IECSA, Emepa, Isolux Corsan have been awarded the first very high-speed train link project in Latin America.
Chile's congress backed a pension reform bill Wednesday to ensure the country's landmark social security program for the first time covers every citizen.
The production of one of Italy's best known exports, mozzarella, is under threat from an infection of brucellosis spreading through herds of water buffalo. The Italian government has set up an emergency commission to try and stop the spread of the disease, which affects milk production.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who remains in a convalescent state hospitalized in Havana because of gastrointestinal problems, wrote an essay which became public yesterday where he stated that Argentina and Brazil could be the life-jackets of the Latin America region's economy, because of their production of meat and cereals.
Argentine Malvinas veterans from Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south of Argentina made public their dissatisfaction with the coming visit of Britain's ice patrol HMS Endurance to the port of Ushuaia next January 26.
China has come to the rescue of Argentina's Antarctic effort with the icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) scheduled to call in Buenos Aires next January 25 and load 200 cubic meters of general cargo for Argentine bases.