A majority of Buenos Aires City residents are fed up with political rallies stemming from the ongoing stand off between the Argentine government and the protesting farmers over grains and oilseeds export taxes, according to a survey released on Wednesday.
With less than two days for the crucial Congressional vote on the sliding tax regime on grain and oil seed exports which is at the heart of a dispute between the Argentine administration of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the farmers, the final tally remains uncertain.
Former SS doctor Aribert Heim is still likely to be alive in Chile, said a director of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre at the end of a five-day mission.
Brazil's Foreign Affairs Minister Celso Amorim said that developed nations' agricultural subsidies and tariff barriers for farm goods remain the biggest obstacle to an agreement on the long-stalled Doha round of World Trade Organization talks.
The Argentine government could take control of Aerolíneas Argentinas and Austral to guarantee regularity of commercial flights and protect Argentine assets and 10.000 jobs, anticipated the representative of the State in Aerolíneas Argentinas Julio Alak.
United States Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Thomas Shannon said Washington will provide information to Latin American countries on the actions of the fourth fleet in Atlantic waters, to ease concerns that erupted after the United States decided to re-activate that fleet.
The Argentine government/farmers stand off over export taxes has scheduled a new demonstration of force next Super Tuesday when the presidential Kirchner couple government faithful, and farmers with city supporters, will be out on the streets of Buenos Aires in two simultaneous, but 50 blocks away separate rallies.
President Raul Castro warned Cubans on Friday to prepare for a realistic brand of communism that is economically viable and does away with excessive state subsidies designed to promote equality on the island.
A FOREIGN Affairs Select Committee has urged the Prime Minister to pin down the Argentine president about concerns relating to the Falklands when the visit by President Kirchner, which was cancelled earlier this year, is rearranged.
The Argentine government asked on Thursday a judge to appoint an administrator for the country's main airline and flag carrier Aerolineas Argentinas, a move seen as a possible step toward a state takeover of the company and a potential controversy with the Spanish government.