Argentine farm organizations called Thursday on President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to revoke the controversial sliding grain and oilseeds export tax, resolution 125, as the government had promised if the bill was repealed by Congress.
Speaking for the first time since the stunning defeat suffered in Congress Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said that she will continue to fight for those who have less and promised to insist with policies that affect interests.
Headlines: Survey slams tax system; Kids enhance sea front spot; Loligo industry puzzled by protest response; Govt meets with BAS; Kirchner defeated in Senate.
Under the heading of Losing friends fast The Economist refers to the milestone last 48 hours in Argentina and concludes that if President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner does not learn fast from her mistakes, she may go down as one of the longest-serving lame ducks in recent democratic history.
After a dramatic 18hrs session senators tied 36 to 36 in two votes on the measure. Julio Cobos, the vice-president voted against the proposal, breaking the tie. The bill was approved by the lower house of Congress on July 5.
A defense agreement to share military information, technology, training, intelligence, weapons procurement and joint exercises will be signed this weekend between Brazil and Colombia when President Lula da Silva arrives for two-day talks with his counterpart Alvaro Uribe.
The mysterious death in Argentina of a young Englishwoman in October of last year has reached the floor of the British House of Commons with her family's MP questioning a junior Foreign Office minister about the adequacy of the support received by the deceased woman's family from the British Embassy in Buenos Aires and questioning the return of her body to the UK without its organs.
Hundreds of thousands of Argentines took to the streets of Buenos Aires in support of two rival rallies on the eve of a Wednesday crucial Congressional vote on farm export taxes which has triggered a four month stand off between the government and protesting farmers.
Witanhurst, a 90-room Grade-II Queen Anne listed mansion in Highgate, sold for £23 million last year, only to see its value soar 56% in the last 12 months despite worries of falling house prices.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe admitted one Red Cross symbol was used in a daring and successful hostage rescue mission that took place two weeks ago.