President Nestor Kirchner fired this week two government officials linked to a court investigation into suspected public works corruption involving the construction of a gas pipeline by the Swedish construction company Skanska.
Metropolitan Buenos Aires suffered on Thursday evening a huge two hours blackout which caused chaos at rush hour in a city already under strain because of strikes in the underground and several train lines.
Argentine president Nestor Kirchner's public opinion seems to have suffered a bashing in the last twelve months according to reports in the Buenos Aires press following a string of political setbacks for a man accustomed to sweeping victories.
Argentina's economy expanded 7.6% in March compared to a year ago and accumulated 8% growth in the first quarter of the year according to a release from the country's Statistics and Census Office.
Following paparazzi photos showing a former Chilean beauty queen sun basking topless in Miami next to an Italian friend, her husband former Argentine President Carlos Menem admitted he has separated from his wife, reported this week the Chilean and Argentine press
Spanish oil company Repsol YPF is interested in finding a local minority partner in its Argentine YPF subsidiary, Repsol YPF president Antonio Brufau said at a company shareholder meeting. The stake could be from 15-20% of YPF, which is valued at roughly 18 billion US dollars.
Argentina's erratic supply of natural gas had a direct impact on the Magallanes Region economy according to the latest official release from the Chilean Statistics Office.
Controversy marked the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the Malvinas war 25th anniversary when a group of war veterans staked a soldier-manikin to the ground, an action rejected by next of kin who protested to Argentina's Minister of Defence and abandoned the opening ceremony.
LAN Argentina was forced to cancel on Tuesday morning an additional five flights following the support from ground crews to the airline' pilots, technicians and crew members strike.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore warned that the drive to produce alternative fuels to combat global warming must not create new forms of environmental damage.