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Montevideo, June 5th 2023 - 20:26 UTC


  • Saturday, May 13th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Lithium exporters announce huge merger in Argentina

    Allkem shareholders will own approximately 56% and Livent shareholders will own approximately 44% of NewCo, it was announced

    Argentina's two only lithium exporters -Allkem (Australia) and Livent (LTHM)- have announced a multi-billion dollar merger. The companies operating in Catamarca and Jujuy will launch a new company valued at US$10.6 billion, it was reported.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 11:15 UTC

    Incumbent governor expected to repeat on Sunday's Tierra del Fuego election

    Tierra del Fuego public opinion polls indicate that current governor Gustavo Melella and his Deputy Monica Urquiza are expected to repeat with an approval rating close to 59%.

    Next Sunday the Argentine extreme southern province of Tierra del Fuego will be elected Governor, Deputy Governor, 23 provincial lawmakers, three mayors, and eight city councilors. Despite its size, the island province divided into 16 electoral districts has an electoral registry of 141.548 and all newly elected members will be taking office from 11 December 2023 until 11 December 2027.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Brazil asks US to help Argentine with IMF talks

    Haddad said he feared the far right could gain momentum in Argentina if the economic crisis is not solved promptly

    The Brazilian Government of President Luiz Inàcio Lula Da Silva Thursday asked the US Treasury Department to exert some pressure on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) -of which the US is the largest shareholder- to help Argentina overcome the current crisis caused by the drought while still bound by commitments signed with the world entity, which are holding back the economic development of the South American country.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Police close down Buenos Aires bar hosting massive sexual gathering

    The owner of the place was fined for exceeding the scope of its operating permit

    A restaurant named “Swap” in the most exclusive Parque Leloir area in Ituzaingó, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, has been closed after patrons were found trading ordinary culinary activities for couple swinging, threesomes, and orgies, it was reported in the Argentine capital.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Chile denounces Argentina drying up binational river

    Judging by the current water levels, Chilean authorities suspect works continue on the Argentine side of the Vizcachas river

    Following complaints by Chilean ranchers, Santiago sent a note to Argentina for works that dried up the Vizcachas, a transboundary river originating in southeast Santa Cruz and reaching Magallanes. The land owners claim that the binational watercourse has suddenly dried up and denounce that it is due to works carried out on the Argentine side.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Tierra del Fuego claims a record cruise season with 503 calls and 220,000 people

    The port of Ushuaia on a busy summer day

    Argentine province Tierra del Fuego authorities have said that 2022/23, has been an excellent cruise season with a record 503 calls and a turnover of some 220,000 people between passengers and crew members. Expectations for the next season are even better with at least 591 calls anticipated.

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

    Argentine Supreme Court halts provincial elections

    The CSJN's decision was “a clear interference in the democratic process and the autonomy of the provinces,” Fernández said

    Argentina's Supreme Court (CSJN) ordered the gubernatorial elections in the provinces of Tucumán and San Juan scheduled for this coming weekend halted after two candidates were believed to be in breach of local Constitutions that ban perpetual reelections.

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Talks between Argentina and IMF “progressing constructively”

    Argentina hopes the IMF makes all of its 2023 disbursements next month

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) admitted negotiations with the Argentine Government were still going on toward a redesigning of the country's program in light of the present drought, while Casa Rosada sources agreed that “the conversations” were “progressing constructively.”

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Argentina: Milei picks Vice-Presidential candidate

    As a lawyer, Victoria Villarruel has long defended the military officers who fought Montoneros and ERP terrorists in the 1970s

    Argentine Libertarian Deputy Javier Milei has announced that fellow Congresswoman Victoria Villarruel will be his running mate.

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    “I did not step down from any fight,” Argentine president says

    Fernández traveled to La Rioja to celebrate fellow Peronist Ricardo Quintela's win last Sunday

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández traveled to La Rioja Monday to celebrate the Frente de Todos (FDT) win in last Sunday's gubernatorial elections and insisted he had not stepped down from any fight in a statement that baffled everyone following his announcement that he would not seek a second term at Casa Rosada.