Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister Hugo Swire arrived on Monday afternoon to the Falkland Islands for a visit that will extend from 10-14 February.
Uruguay and Brazil could be prepared to go ahead with a 'two speed' trade negotiations between Mercosur and the European Union if the Argentine tariff proposal is not as ambitious as that from the rest of its members, according to Uruguayan diplomatic sources.
The economy is the issue that matters most to voters taking part in the independence referendum, a poll carried out for the BBC has suggested. The results of the poll feature in a documentary, Scotland's Top Ten Battlegrounds, which is being shown on Tuesday.
Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman called US senators Marco Rubio and Robert Menendez “extremists”, who don't represent the will of the Senate, the US government or the US people.
Argentina's reactions to the country's image in the US and particularly that of President Cristina Fernandez administration economic policies have not ceased. This time it was ambassador before the US government, Cecilia Nahón who strongly replied the terms of an editorial from The Washington Post anticipating Argentina's coming collapse.
Pope Francis dismissed on Sunday reports that he had called for a meeting between representatives from President of Cristina Fernández government and members of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) and organized labor CGT union, with the supposed aim of discussing economic issues.
Fortuna Ltd, one of the Falkland Islands leading fishing companies announced the incorporation to their Falklands registered fleet of the 55-meter ice class longliner 'Tronio', specifically designed for ice fishing in Antarctica.
The Brazilian official inflation rate was 0.55% in January, lower than December 2013’s 0.92% and January 2013’s 0.86%. Over the last 12 month-period, the Extended Consumer Price Index (IPCA) stands at 5.59%, from February 2013 to January 2014.
Following on President Cristina Fernandez administration strategy of blaming big business and banks as speculators that force price increases and the devaluation of the Peso, this weekend a group which brings together intellectuals who support the Argentine Kirchnerite Victory Front have published a new letter titled The Nation in Danger.