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Argentina challenges the US in trade and reaffirms current economic policies

Friday, August 24th 2012 - 00:48 UTC
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The administration of President Cristina Fernandez again challenged the United States on the “trade restrictions in place against Argentine products” which it claims are part of “a protectionist policy inconsistent with from the World Trade Organization”. Read full article


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  • British_Kirchnerist

    Well siad Timmerman, keep up the pressure on the protectionist US of A!

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 01:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    So now that the USA and Japan are called out, just like the EU was a couple of days ago, I just read we are going to take further action against China, and Brazil.

    And they ratified now negoations with Mexico on the cars, and told Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru they will implement some more restrictions on their goods. I think some action on Turkey is also coming.

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 01:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    The world is trembling at mighty Argentina's “actions”,
    everything is going their way,
    we have much to learn from the Argentine great
    economic model, how could we have been so blind!

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 10:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “Why can't US consumers have Argentine beef and lemon juice, asks Timmerman”.
    Easy answer, argentine lemons are artificially coloured with poisonous sunstances and are often racked with disease.

    If you go organic (like the Falkland Islands , whose produice is of a HIGH standard), you will sell your lemons-simple.

    Argentina does not eradicate Foot and mouth-it just pretends it does not happen.

    Advice -sort out these problems and people might buy your meat and a tip-it was the British who started your meat industry-if you had kept british people in charge you would be selling your meat.


    Aug 24th, 2012 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    “are artificially coloured with poisonous sunstances”

    I could understand that for you, a Falkland Islander, the sun is a poisonous *sunstance*, but that thing in the sky that shines and of which you may catch a glimpse of every other year or so, actually makes the citrus grow (do you know what citrus is btw?)

    As for the British meat industry. There isn't any. It was destroyed by an unsanitary, filthy, inhumane, and environmentally toxic profile which lead to a massive outbreak of mad cow/brain both in animals and humans. Today, the only thing people all over the planet associate British beef with is that if you eat it you die.

    That's probably you wanted us to keep Brits, so that today hundreds of people would be having their brains be turned to glue by eating a criminal product.

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @5 The British beef industry is part of the British livestock industry. Exports of £2.325 billion in 2011. Destroyed, is it? Argies would well advised to import British beef. Your brains, if you have any, are already glue.
    @4 Wouldn't it be funny if the argies got their way and the US had to import argie lemons, and then American consumers refused to buy them? I suppose they could be used as toilet cleaners. Mustn't forget the LatAm use of “veterinary” drugs on their livestock that are banned in Europe and the US.

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    WHy does Argentina want to sell in the market of the EVIL IMPERIALIST EMPIRE anyway, TMBOA said she doesn;t need the USA anyway.

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    In answer to Mr. Timerman's question “Why can’t US consumers have Argentine beef and lemon juice?”, because they want to live!!!!!!!

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    Oh yes Simon, that's why you are dead, aren't you.

    And if Americans want to live,they would flee that sorry state of a country:

    I hear they will offer a new travel package at the local agencies: it's called the “shootout round North America”, you only get to visit any place in the USA where there has been a mass shooting.

    Which means I'll be able to see virtually all landmarks, cities, and universities in the USA. Quite the complete package. It takes a couple of months I'm told!

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • susana brown

    The fact I am moving back to reside in my country Argentina is because here in the USA nothing is safe...
    at any time a shooting can happen regardless if is a civilian or ex-military personnel discharged from the armed forces....
    the quality of services also are at high risks,
    read the East Valley Tribune,8/24/12 Gilbert, Arizona:
    Water plant fails to fluoridate water:
    2 employees placed on leave pending investigation.

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll


    Watch out for the uncontrolled tropical diseases they got up there, like West Nile which was erradicated in Argentina in 1993 after an outbreak in the early 90s (which seemed to have made the concurrent Cholera outbreak brought from Peru and Bolivia worse by weakening defenses). Apparently that 3rd world disease is out of control in the country.

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    Argentina is a bully.
    USA is a bigger bully.
    When a big bully beats up on a righteous entity sometimes the world comes to its' defence. When a big bully beats up on a smaller one, nobody gives a shit or they applaud it.

    11 TiT
    Last year there were still cases of hemorrhagic fever in Argentina, funny you don't mention that one although you would probably have trouble finding it reported anywhere. Deny it if you will, it happened.

    Aug 25th, 2012 - 12:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    @4 Peatbog FMD Its not that Argentina pretends they dont have that disease,but as they have done in the past,actively conceal its presence. This duplicity-or downright lying- does nothing for the veracityof any statements emanating from RG govt sources

    Aug 25th, 2012 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    Mad cow come from UK and USA and I am sure we don't Want to talk about mad cow, sars and swine flu or gun smuggling into the middle east or terrorist trained by CIA or Mi6, people here should look at their own country before pointing fingers at Argentina because we don't arm muslims to have them kill each other among brothers, maybe arming and training terrorist is better then protectionist policies. Has anyone ever applied for a visa to go into us or EU?? They let our resources in but not our people, does anyone know why that is ?

    Aug 25th, 2012 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    14 Pirate
    Because too many come and stay, that's why that is.

    Aug 26th, 2012 - 12:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Visas are easy to get. All my RG friends have visas.....what did you do to get denied? If your country allowed real news reported not government news channels, you would know sars epidemic started in China. And you can't arm your own country let alone someone else. If fact you can not even defend your country if it were ever attacked. Your military practices wargames by how fast they can get their hands in the air. Muslins have been killing each thousands of years before SA and NA existed, try something new. Trolls at work changing topics.

    Aug 26th, 2012 - 12:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    @14 pirate hunter has got CJD methinks. Or some Somali variant of Buccaneers Disease. No harbouring international terrorists in Arg of course. So who killed all those people in the AMIA bombings? Oh yes you knew who did it dont you and there are hiding in Iran.
    And who is buddy buddy with Iran? Surprize , surprize Chavez and his juniour partner Argentina represented by.. CFK and Timmerman and if pirate hunter mixed with that lot the best he could hope for would be strung up from the yard arm. So go and get stoned instead Mr Pirate

    Aug 26th, 2012 - 01:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #15 we have that problem in Islas Malvinas Argentina but it seems the rules work only one way, a little bias if you ask me.
    #16 if british in Islas Malvinas Argentina don't need one why should latin americans even bother to get one?? We can do away with the practice.
    #17 yes I do know who set the bombs at AMIA, it was the CIA with the help of MI6 bin laden payed for it all in US dollar bills, Argentina had nothing to do with it as the world very well knows it.

    Aug 26th, 2012 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I find it an amazing how deep the brainwashing takes root from la campora and how the hatred causes the opposition to be blamed for For all intensively purposes the USA (and CIA) thinks of SA as nothing more then a random fart from a pig in a mud sty.
    #17 Argentina and SA for that matter has a history of chossing the wrong friends. argentina joined the allies and declared war on Germany in March 1945 when it was beyond obvious that Germany was done. What a ass kicking military I suppose if it were the other way around it would have been the allies that argentina declared war on.

    Aug 26th, 2012 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SBUS

    Now, is time for Isolde to post like Ynsere ....or Skare....
    Enjoy the club....Hahaaaha...

    Aug 27th, 2012 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    My last post you sussie, becasue you are a waste of energy. And that's under all your names.

    Aug 27th, 2012 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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