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  • Wednesday, January 10th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Pickets playing cat and mouse with Buenos Aires ferry terminal

    Officials from the Buenos Aires-Uruguay ferry shuttle company renewed their call for confidence among passengers following an informal “intelligence gathering” operation by picketers who are protesting the construction of a pulp mill in Uruguay and have promised “disruptions” this coming Friday.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine reserves yield a record of nearly 1.4 billion dollars in 2006

    Argentina's Central Bank in 2006 obtained nearly 1.4 billion dollars out of investing its foreign currency reserves at a yearly yield of 5.7 percent – the highest since a crippling five-year recession ended in 2002 — and close to the 1.47 billion dollars the country reportedly spent last year in subsidies to keep inflation under two digits.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine anchovy fishery may damage South Atlantic ecosystem

    Greater fishing pressures exerted on southern patagonian anchovy could harm the local ecosystem.

    The indiscriminate Argentine anchovy (Engraulis anchoita) fishing in the southern zone of Argentina could inflict serious damage to Magallanic penguins, whales, seals and sea lions population numbers, warned a study published in prominent scientific magazine Science.

  • Monday, January 8th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Lavagna with “slim” chances of beating incumbent candidate

    Mr. Roberto Lavagna

    Former Argentine Minister of Economy Roberto Lavagna could become “the main opposition candidate” but his chances of winning October's presidential elections are “slim” said a reputed Argentine political analyst and public opinion polls expert

  • Saturday, January 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Kirchner's obsession with one digit inflation and subsidies

    Argentina managed in 2006 to keep inflation below the two digits (9.8%) as promised earlier in the year, but the Buenos Aires press reveals the cost of such an achievement: the equivalent of 1.47 billion US dollars in Treasury handouts to keep the most sensitive items in the consumers and wholesales indexes in line with the target.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina, Mexico in deal to boost trade by 350 million dollars

    A new accord between Argentina and Mexico has come in force as from January 1st whereby they increased to about 1,500 the number of bilateral trade products with a sliding scale that will lead to zero tariff in ten years time, Argentina's Foreign Affairs ministry said.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine peso, 25% below “equilibrium exchange point”

    Five years after the melting of the Argentine economy and one of the country's major financial setbacks including a massive devaluation, Argentina has the least valued currency against the US dollar, according to a panel of economists from J P Morgan investment bank.

  • Friday, January 5th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Lavagna makes official his presidential candidacy

    Argentina's former Minister of Economy Roberto Lavagna announced Thursday he would be running for the presidency in next October's election with the purpose of offering an “overcoming alternative”.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Maradona upset with Boca over Bush daughters

    Diego Maradona

    Argentina's top football star Diego Maradona said he's feeling a “bit distant” from his heart team Boca Juniors and criticized the club's president Mauricio Macri for having presented the visiting daughters of US President George Bush with the team's colors.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Soaring temperatures put heat on Argentina's powergrid

    Summer has come to Argentina with a vengeance, bringing temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius this week and almost unbearable loads on the power system.