Argentine former Economy minister Roberto Lavagna said that the current conflict of the government with the farmers helps to over shadow other critical issues for Argentine consumers such as inflation.
The Argentine 78 day conflict between farmers and government over tax policies seems on track to an inevitable collision following the latest events with moderates on both sides continuing to loose ground.
Soybean futures advanced in Chicago as Argentina's farmers decided to stop selling crops and livestock until next week in the third protest in two months over export taxes.
The Voice of Gibraltar Group notes the inflammatory, premature, rabble rousing by Sr Antonio Munoz regarding possible repairs to HMS Superb in Gibraltar.
The United States economy performed better than expected in the first quarter of 2008 having expanded 0.9% according to the latest data from the Commerce Department.
Lan Chile and Sky Airlines resumed flights on Thursday to the south of Chile which earlier this week had to be suspended because of the high ash concentration in the atmosphere originated in the eruption of the Chaitén volcano.
Although Chilean president Michelle Bachelet and the ruling coalition are facing growing challenges for Spain's public opinion she' the most popular leader that side of the Atlantic according to the latest Latinbarometro 2007 report.
The Argentine Senate unanimously approved on Wednesday a bill that severely sanctions fishing companies and their vessels illegally operating in the Argentine Sea (South West Atlantic), in other words without Argentine awarded licenses, reports the Buenos Aires press.
The price of fish landed in the United Kingdom could rise by an average of 23% in the next 12 to 18 months because of rising fuel prices, a government agency warns. Seafish says the cost of some types of fish could go up by as much as 50%.
The city of Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile honored the memory of a Royal Navy Rear Admiral who was head of a British hydrographic expedition the first directly involved in the charting of waters in the Region of Magallanes between 1826 and 1830.