Argentine President Cristina Fernández met with governors members of the Federal Organization of Hydrocarbon-producing States (OFEPHI) on Thursday evening and later in a flurry of television appearances ministers said energy self sufficiency was the target.
On the day Argentina was expected to make a major announcement referred to the oil industry and the ongoing dispute with Spain’s Repsol-YPF oil and gas corporation, president Cristina Fernandez surprised everybody by talking about chocolates, the yerba infusion and meat export taxes.
US President Barack Obama arrives Friday night in Colombia for the sixth Summit of the Americas where he is expected to hang tough on Washington's anti-narcotics and Cuba policies, positions ever-more unpopular in a region drifting away from US dominance.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez has sent a draft bill to her lawmakers in Congress that would allow the government to take a controlling stake in local oil and gas giant, YPF SA at the expense of its two largest shareholders, newspaper Clarin reported Thursday.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez leaves on Friday for Colombia to attend the two-day sixth Summit of the Americas where she is scheduled to hold a meeting with President Barack Obama on request from the White House, according to the Executive press office in Buenos Aires.
A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than was previously thought. The results provide an important benchmark for monitoring the impact of environmental change on the population of this iconic bird.
Argentine opposition lawmakers presented on Thursday March’s inflation index based in the analysis of nine private agencies, which showed a 2.3% increase over the previous month.
The Argentine Catholic church expressed concern over the “important level of corruption” in the country and warned about the disturbing inequality and extended poverty.
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 216 points in March 2012, virtually unchanged from 215 points in February. Among the various commodity groups, only oils prices showed strength, compensating for falling dairy quotations, while the indices of cereals, sugar and meat prices were largely unchanged from February’s level
By Gwynne Dyer - International human rights campaigner and occasional actor Sean Penn, whose well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize continues to be delayed for mysterious reasons, was the first famous foreigner to lend his support to the cause. “The world today is not going to tolerate any ludicrous and archaic commitment to colonialist ideology,” he told Cristina Kirchner, the president of Argentina. He was speaking, of course, of the Falkland Islands.