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Montevideo, April 22nd 2019 - 10:17 UTC


  • Monday, September 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Kirchner ally loses gubernatorial race

    Binner becomes the first socialist governor in Argentina

    A socialist beat a candidate allied with Argentine President Nestor Kirchner for the governorship of a key province late Sunday, in a test of the strength of Kirchner's ruling coalition ahead of next month's presidential vote.

  • Monday, September 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Following the storm new chances for the pulp mill's conflict

    Botnia-Orion pulp mill in Uruguay

    Sunday's Argentine pickets' “invasion” of neighboring Uruguay attracted considerable media coverage but overall developed peacefully and uneventful. “Invaders” protesting the construction of an allegedly contaminating pulp mill along a river shared by both countries were thoroughly searched before leaving Argentina and again at the other head of the bridge by Uruguayan authorities.

  • Monday, September 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Santa Fe thrashing: Bielsa announces he's quitting politics

    Argentina's presidential couple Nestor and Cristina Kirchner harvested another electoral defeat, this time in the province of Santa Fe, a ruling party stronghold since 1983, when their hand picked candidate, former Foreign Affairs Minister Rafael Bielsa lost to a coalition of left leaning parties led by Socialist Hermes Binner.

  • Monday, September 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina/Chile Navies exchange in Punta Arenas

    An officers exchange program between the Argentine and Chilean navies is taking place in the extreme south of the continent where only two and a half decades ago both neighboring countries almost went to war over disputed islands in the Magellan Strait region.

  • Friday, August 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Exxon plans to leave Argentina; Shell claims “discrimination”

    Oil companies fed up with  government intervention

    ExxonMobil is working with J.P. Morgan to sell its assets in Argentina including hundreds of service stations and a 200 million US dollars refinery, according to reports in the Buenos Aires press. Fuel companies in Argentina are operating under heavy government intervention.

  • Friday, August 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Eight coalitions register for Argentine presidential vote

    September 8 is the deadline to register candidates

    As the deadline to register coalitions for the Argentine October 28 presidential vote expired this week, eight alliances registered, among them, the one led by first lady Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, which is widely predicted to obtain a first-round victory in the face of a highly dispersed opposition.

  • Wednesday, August 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine company strikes gas in Magallanes Region

    Argentine oil corporation Geopark Holdings Ltd announced Tuesday it had discovered gas in one of the several exploratory wells drilled in Chile's extreme south region of Magallanes.

  • Wednesday, August 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina trusts China will not adopt trade counter measures

    Argentina trusts China will not adopt reprisals following the latest trade restrictions on imports recently decided by President Nestor Kirchner's administration and which affect many Chinese goods, Argentine Secretary of Commerce Alfredo Chiaradía said on Wednesday.

  • Monday, August 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentines Win World Tango Championships

    Close to 500 couples from 154 cities in the contest

    Argentina's tango pair Natalia Tonelli Attori and Fernando Gracia won the fifth edition of the Tango World Championship on Sunday in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, August 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Malvinas recovery, “a long term issue if to be solved peacefully”

    Ambassador Fernando E. Petrella

    “Recovery of Argentine sovereignty over the Falkland/Malvinas islands will not be defined in the short term or near future” admitted an advisor from the Argentine Foreign Affairs ministry who warned that “such a negotiation needs patience”.