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Montevideo, April 22nd 2019 - 18:16 UTC


  • Sunday, June 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Spanish media blasts Kirchners “obscure political methods”

    The influential Spanish daily El País in one of its main editorials recently criticized the decisions, speeches and ruling attitude of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner arguing they are eroding Argentina's economic credibility and the image of the Kirchner couple government.

  • Sunday, June 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Distension: President C. Kirchner invites farmers “to talk”

    In what seems a first positive approach Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner invited farmers' leaders to meet Monday afternoon in Government house (Casa Rosada) to “talk about all issues” related to the 103 day stand-off that began as a simple protest against taxes and became has turned into full blown political crisis.

  • Saturday, June 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina bans all fishing in S. Atlantic Burwood Bank

    Argentina banned all fishing activities to the south of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands and to the east of the Isla de los Estados in an area dominated by the Burwood bank. The ban, “total and permanent” was decided to preserve biodiversity in the area and in the framework of commitments agreed with FAO.

  • Thursday, June 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine farmers extend grain export ban until Friday

    Argentine farmers decided on Wednesday to extend the ban on grains and oil seeds exports until next Saturday disappointed with a farm bill sent for Congressional consideration and direct allegations to farm leaders from President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

  • Thursday, June 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina honoring contracts with soy from Paraguay

    Argentina is only shipping soybeans from Paraguay in an attempt to honor overseas contracts since no local supplies are arriving to export ports because of the 100-day farmers' stand off with the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

  • Thursday, June 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentines support Congressional debate of farmers' bill

    A clear majority of Argentines supports the government's decision to send the sliding export tax on grains and oilseeds to Congressional consideration, according to public opinion polls released in coincidence with the 100th day of the stand off between the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and farmers.

  • Wednesday, June 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine president sends farmers' tax bill to Congress

    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez moved on Tuesday to defuse a prolonged political conflict asking Congress to ratify a sliding export tax hike on grains and oilseeds which has been at the heart of 100 days stand off with farmers.

  • Tuesday, June 17th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Spontaneous rallies surprise Kirchner and acolytes

    At the Obelisk like all over the country  thousands people banging pans  against the government

    Thousands of Argentines on Monday evening spontaneously and peacefully took to the streets in cities, towns and villages banging pans to protest against the government and demand the resumption of dialogue with the farmers, on their 97th day of conflict.

  • Tuesday, June 17th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Outlook for hake in South Atlantic remains “worrisome”

    Successfully recovering the breeding hake biomass is key for a stable stocks replacement rate. (Photo: FIS)

    The situation of common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) is extremely worrying in the South Atlantic as “low recruitment levels in the last three years are having an effect on the brood stock biomass” according to Argentina's Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) Research Director Otto Wohler.

  • Tuesday, June 17th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentines' inflation expectations for next 12 months: 34.7%

    Argentines expect consumer prices to increase on average 34.7% in the coming twelve months, which is slightly lower than the previous report, according to the latest release from the Finance Research Center belonging to the Torcuato Di Tella Univeristy.