Residents in the Argentine town of Villa Mascardi deemed unacceptable Thursday the proposal extended by Human Rights Secretary Horacio Pietragalla Corti whereby Betiana Colhuan, a self-proclaimed machi (Mapuche leader) who eventually garnered additional support from members of the indigenous community, have access to the land she claims to be sacred to her and her ancestors of the Lafken Winkul Mapu group.
Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana Thursday demanded once again that Great Britain agrees to discuss the Malvinas/Falklands issue and insisted that the latter's reluctance to do so was a “lack of respect for international law.” Taiana also argued that “the powerful should not use force to impose their interests.”
Argentina recorded a trade surplus in 2022 of US$ 6.923 billion, according to a National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) report released Thursday. It was a significant setback from the US$ 14.751 billion recorded in 2021, particularly after additional restrictions were placed on imports in the second semester after Super Economy Minister Sergio Massa took office.
Argentine opposition leader and presidential hopeful Patricia Bullrich Thursday called for the arrest of Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro should he travel to Buenos Aires for next week's VII Celac Summit. Maduro's travel plans are yet to be announced.
Shipbuilders Incat Tasmania has begun construction of what they claim will be the world's largest electric ferry boat. The 130-meter-long unit has been ordered by Buquebús, the company offering passenger services between Buenos Aires and the Uruguayan ports of Colonia and Montevideo through the Río de la Plata. It will have room for 2,100 travelers and 226 vehicles, it was reported.
Argentina's Superminister of Economy, Agriculture, and Production Sergio Massa Wednesday announced he had instructed his team to launch a “debt repurchase” process for over US$ 1 billion “to improve the debt profile and continue lowering the country risk,” while bringing it closer to accessing foreign credit.
The most widely spread exchange rate between the Argentine peso and the US dollar -known as blue - went up AR$ 8 Tuesday hitting a new all-time high of AR$ 378 = US$ 1, it was reported in Buenos Aires.
The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, highlighted Tuesday the growth of the Argentine economy in the last two years and valued the Government's progress in infrastructure.
Argentine nationals topped the list of foreign travelers arriving in Uruguay throughout 2022, although Paraguayans were the ones who spent the most money, according to the latest report by the South American country's Ministry of Tourism.
Chubut investigators denied Monday that the Ancestral Mapuche Resistance (RAM) rebel organization had claimed responsibility for the fire in Currumahuida hill in the town of El Hoyo.