Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, CFK and her Uruguayan counterpart José Mujica met Monday afternoon during a surprise visit to the Olivos presidential residence in Buenos Aires.
Argentina formally protested on Monday a possible move by China to block imports of Argentine soybean oil in a trade row that threatens a key export of the country and last year involved almost 1.5 billion US dollars.
Argentina began servicing public debt using Central Bank reserves after making its first payment Monday, according to sources from the Economy Ministry.
Chinese president Hu Jintao will be visiting Brazil, Venezuela and Chile in mid April according to a release from Beijing. From an international summit on nuclear security, April 12/13, President Hu Jintao will travel to Brazil for the second BRIC summit, scheduled from April 14 to 17.
Amid the currency row with the United States, China has indicated that it may adjust its financial policy to take care of Washington's concerns if the White House respects Beijing's core interests in Taiwan and Tibet.
The United States Department is questioning Venezuela's need to buy billions of dollars in weapons from Russia, voicing concern the arms may end up elsewhere in Latin America.
Latest official data from Argentina’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Sub-secretariat indicates that 41.163 tons of hake (Merluccius hubbsi) were landed in Argentine ports between 1 January and 29 March. This is 33.5% less than in the same quarter of 2009 when 61.886 tons were unloaded.
Over two million people live in a thousand shanty towns in the surroundings of Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires in conditions of extreme marginality and precariousness, according to official data released by the weekend press.
Oil prices have reached an 18-month high as analysts predict the recovery of the US economy and a rising demand for fuel. Crude oil for May delivery hit a high of 85.89 USD a barrel at one point in New York trading - the dearest since the peak of the financial crisis in October 2008.
Bolivian President Evo Morales revealed that he asked Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to have Moscow return “strongly” to Latin America in the meeting that the pair held in Caracas last Friday.