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  • Tuesday, March 11th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina hikes gas export tax to ensure domestic demand

    Argentina will raise taxes on the country's natural gas exports in an effort to ensure domestic energy supplies, Planning Minister Julio De Vido said on Monday. The amount of the increase was not immediately disclosed but the move hiked taxes already in place on Argentine natural gas exports.

  • Tuesday, March 11th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine mining industry angry with change of rules

    Argentina's mineral exports in 2007 fell 9.6% on the year in terms of volume but rose 22.2% in terms of value, according to a report from IES Consultores published in the Buenos Aires press. Exports last year were valued at 2.8 billion US dollars, with copper making up 62.6% of shipments, IES said.

  • Wednesday, March 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina: funds available to repair Navy's icebreaker

    Irizar on fire a year ago

    Argentine Defence minister Nilda Garré announced on Monday that the funds to begin repairs on the Navy's ice breaker Almirante Irizar, ravaged by fire last April, have been made available following the completion of a survey on the extent of the damages suffered.

  • Wednesday, March 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    CK calls for peace and confirms planned Venezuela trip

    CK will be meeting with Pte. Chavez tomorrow

    Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner called on all Latinamerican countries to ratify their “commitment to peace” in the eve of her long planned Wednesday trip to Venezuela, which together with Ecuador have militarized their borders following an incursion by Colombian forces in Ecuadorian territory to kill a FARC rebel leader.

  • Tuesday, March 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina confirms first case of yellow fever in 40 years

    Yellow fever massive vaccunation

    A farm worker has become the first person diagnosed in Argentina with yellow fever in forty years since the recent outbreak of the mosquito-transmitted disease in neighboring Paraguay, Brazil and Bolivia, confirmed Argentine Health ministry authorities.

  • Tuesday, March 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Low prices, soaring costs, discourage Argentine jiggers

    Argentina's squid season has had a poor start threatened by a weak demand and low prices, reports the newspaper El Chubut, from Puerto Madryn in the Patagonian province of Chubut.

  • Tuesday, March 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Prosecutor reviewing ex-governor Kirchner Santa Cruz oil funds

    Where is the rest of the money deposited in Swiss banks?

    An Argentine prosecutor has requested former president Nestor Kirchner be summoned to declare on alleged irregular handling of funds belonging to the provincial government of Santa Cruz, which he ruled during eleven years

  • Monday, March 3rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Mrs. Kirchner praises current Argentine economic model

    “We?ve generated 3.7 million jobs but we need more”

    Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner vowed on Saturday to sustain the current economic model which has spurred the greatest growth in a century and if this year confirms the current expansion rate, in Argentina's history.

  • Sunday, March 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Gas reserves horizon in Argentina falls from 25 to 9 years

    Argentina's natural gas reserves have dropped dramatically from a 25 years horizon to just 9 years between 2001 and 2005, according to a report from the Nation's General Auditing Office, AGN, covering 1993 to 2006.

  • Friday, February 29th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina plans LNG import by sea to face winter shortage

    LGN carrier

    Argentina is planning to import, by sea, liquid gas, LNG, in the coming months in an effort to anticipate and contain a repeat of past winters shortages, reports the Friday edition of the Buenos Aires press.