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Montevideo, April 22nd 2019 - 18:35 UTC


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

    Farmers' conflict is costing Argentina 3.4 billion US dollars

    The farmers' conflict is costing Argentina 3.4 billion US dollars, approximately 1% of GDP, but production and growth conditions in the country remain intact and are ready to resume in an excellent environment for food producing countries, according to economist Miguel Bein, a former Argentine Deputy Economy minister.

  • Monday, June 16th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Forecasting the “perfect storm” in an unruly Argentina

    Under the title of “The perfect storm”, Argentina's most recognized political analyst Joaquin Morales Solá describes the country's current political and social situation as dramatic, following a weekend when the government/farmers conflict escalated to new irreconcilable levels.

  • Sunday, June 15th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina farm strike flares again after crackdown

    A three-month standoff between Argentina's government and farmers over a tax hike turned violent on Saturday when military police in riot gear used batons to try to clear roadblocks on a main highway.

  • Sunday, June 15th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Over 90 bulk grain carriers queuing in the River Plate

    The Argentine farmers' conflict has the River Plate packed with grain bulk carriers waiting to load in Buenos Aires and Rosario (up the river Parana). An estimated 90 vessels are queuing with the tail reaching the access to the port of Montevideo, in neighboring Uruguay.

  • Saturday, June 14th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina short of fuel and food and long w/e at home

    Argentina's food and fuel shortages worsened on Friday as groups of truckers continue to block highways in spite of the government announcement that the stoppage was over following talks with one of several protesting groups.

  • Friday, June 13th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Grain truckers' road blocks strangling Argentine economy

    The grain truckers strike in Argentina who are blocking major roads in the country and on Thursday evening confirmed the industrial action are causing major food and fuel shortages in cities forcing cuts on public transport and higher prices in stores.

  • Friday, June 13th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Specter of new default in Argentina “closer”, says FT

    “The Pink House”, Pte. Cristina Fernandez office at Bs. Aires

    London's prestigious Financial Times has published a scathing report on Argentina's financial situation and the loss of confidence in the current government which it argues “has brought the specter of a new default closer”.

  • Friday, June 13th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina unable to fulfill export quota of prime beef to EU

    Argentina is unlikely to fulfill its contract to supply the European Union with 28,000 tonnes of boneless top prime cuts of beef, also known as Hilton cuts, according to government and meat industry sources.

  • Thursday, June 12th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine petitioners and Falklands Cllrs. address C24

    Argentina's claim over the Malvinas and other South Atlantic islands under British sovereignty was the main purpose of the meeting held on Wednesday between United Nations Secretary General Van Ki-Moon and Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Taiana.

  • Thursday, June 12th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Ezeiza airport readies for 13 million pax and Airbus 380

    Argentina's main international air terminal Ezeiza is to undergo a remodeling program involving 400 million US dollars announced this week the concessionary company which also manages most of the country's main airports