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Montevideo, June 6th 2023 - 20:24 UTC


  • Tuesday, May 23rd 2023 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine Congress and Simon Wiesenthal Center seek answers on 'Submarine' wreck

    Congress urges the Government to fulfill legal obligations and raise thought-provoking questions, while the Simon Wiesenthal Center emphasizes transparency. Photo: Prefectura Naval Argentina


    The 2022 discovery of a suspected WWII U-boat in Argentine waters has ignited an intense political debate within the closed corridors of the Argentine Government, resuscitating embarrassing historical ties between President General Juan Domingo Peron and Nazi Germany.

  • Tuesday, May 23rd 2023 - 11:42 UTC

    Argentina introduces new banknote amid high inflation

    The new banknote features the images of Cecilia Grierson, the first female physician to graduate in 1889, and Ramón Carrillo, promoter of social medicine.

    Argentina launched the AR$ 2,000 banknote on Monday, with a value slightly exceeding US$ 4 in the unofficial exchange rate. It will be the highest denomination banknote in a country where year-on-year inflation has reached 108%.

  • Monday, May 22nd 2023 - 08:56 UTC

    Snowfalls leave thousands of Chilean weekend shoppers stranded in Mendoza

    The storm could last until Thursday, according to local media, meaning extra cash for Mendoza hotels and restaurants

    Thousands of Chilean travelers were stranded Sunday in the Argentine province of Mendoza as the Cristo Redentor Path was closed at 3 pm due to bad weather (snow), it was reported. The decision was made jointly by both countries, reported Los Andes. Shortly before, traffic from Uspallata onwards had also been cut off. It is an average one-hour drive from there to Cristo Redentor

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 11:40 UTC

    Countries of the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway against toll collection by Argentina

    Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay insisted that Argentina should refrain from charging tolls until the matter is thoroughly reviewed

    The group of countries that make up the Paraguay-Parana Waterway Agreement Committee suggested Argentina refrained from adopting measures that violate the agreed rules and stop charging tolls to barges passing through Santa Fe. The committee is made up of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Argentina to buy 4 P-3s from Norway

    The P-3 Orion is a military version of the Lockheed Electra C passenger 4-engined turboprop aircraft

    Argentina's Defense Ministry agreed to purchase four long-range Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion aircraft from Norway at a cost of US$ 67 million to increase the South American country's patrolling capabilities in the South Atlantic, it was reported Friday in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    U-20 football World Cup ready for kick-off in Argentina

    Hosts Argentina will play against Uzbekistan at Santiago del Estero's stadium

    As the under-20 football World Cup is to kick off Saturday in Argentina with four matches on the opening day, one Iraqi player has been accused by a female staffer of the La Plata hotel where the delegation is staying of having touched “her intimate parts,” it was reported.

  • Friday, May 19th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    EU involved in talks with Argentina and Chile to ensure supplies of lithium

    It is estimated that demand for lithium of which Argentina and Chile are crucial suppliers will multiply by twelve by 2030 and twenty by 2050

    The European Union is working on agreements with Argentina and Chile with the purpose of increasing access to critical minerals such as lithium, essential for the batteries of electric automobiles and to comply with the EU's less carbon-intensive economy guidelines.

  • Thursday, May 18th 2023 - 11:49 UTC

    Javier Milei's Presidential Platform: Privatization, Gun Rights, and Immigration Restrictions

    Milei's proposals do shake up the political spectrum in Argentina

    Controversial Libertarian Deputy Javier Milei pledged to sell off all of the State's assets, legalize the free carrying of weapons, privatize the health system, impose cuts in pension expenses, eliminate the compulsory nature of sex education in schools, and restrict the entry of foreigners, among other ideas if he is elected President of Argentina.

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Argentine researchers announce discovery regarding ibuprofen production

    Thanks to biotechnology these microorganisms are also used in the manufacture of chemical and pharmaceutical products

    A team of researchers from the Center for Plant Protein Research (CIProVe) and the Center for Research and Development in Applied Sciences Dr. Jorge J. Ronco (Cindeca), both from the School of Exact Sciences of the National University of La Plata (UNLP) announced that the fungus Candida antarctica has a series of properties that make the manufacture of Ibuprofen more efficient, Diario Hoy reported.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Argentina: “Blue” dollar goes back up after Massa's new measures

    The unofficial dollar reached AR$ 483 on Monday after Sunday's announcements

    As Argentina raised the interest rate to 97% and adopted other measures such as the opening of food imports to control inflation while at the same time further restricting people's access to foreign currency, the “Blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar rose again Monday to AR$ 483, it was reported in Buenos Aires.