By Dov S. Zakheim (*)This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War. Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory, on April 2, 1982.
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) confirmed on Friday that in effect it has held conversations with the UK government about the possibility of putting on a charter flight for South American members of our community to visit family and friends during the festive season.
Former Argentine Army officer Carlos Cialceta, prosecuted for a crime against humanity committed in 1976, has been captured in the city of Salta during a Gendarmería Nacional (Border Guard) raid. The fugitive was hiding in a closet.
Argentine relatives of people who have died of COVID-19 Monday staged the so-called “March of the Stones” as a tribute to their loved ones and to voice their criticism for the way the administration of President Alberto Fernández has handled the pandemic.
Foreign companies keep leaving Argentina and claiming those moves are part of global strategies. Local analysts are reluctant to believe these explanations, but perhaps they would reconsider their stance if they see a similar exodus also taking place in Brazil.
Despite the pandemic, Toyota Argentina has become a success story. During 2020 it managed to keep production and this year it will have manufactured 140,000 Hilux and SW4 models, with a six months waiting list of customers, and negotiations with main offices in Japan for an investment to expand the plant in Zaraté, Buenos Aires province.
Economist Javier Milei delivered a speech before a large, young crowd as he launched his candidacy this weekend to run for a seat in Congress representing the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires on behalf of the Avanza Libertad party.
Several South American countries as well as the Russian developers of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine are relying on Argentina's output of the immunizer to cope with regional demand.
Argentina's poor performance in the 21st century when it comes down to direct foreign investment is only surpassed by that of Venezuela; it was reported Sunday by Infobae.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Wednesday warned that government officials who wished to run in the upcoming mandatory primary elections should resign their offices in order to focus on their campaigns.