Summary

Compilation of the latest news from Argentina.

11/25/2020 - Argentina football legend Maradona dies aged 60
11/26/2020 - Diego Maradona: Thousands bid farewell as Argentina grieves
12/01/2020 - Pablo Matera stripped of Argentina captaincy for 'discriminatory and xenophobic' posts
12/05/2020 - Covid: Argentina passes tax on wealthy to pay for virus measures
12/10/2020 - Argentina looks for economic recovery via new ‘millionaire’s tax’
12/11/2020 - Argentina abortion legalisation bill passes key vote
12/14/2020 - Stargazers watch the total eclipse in Argentina's Neuquen province
12/22/2020 - Argentina blackout: Buenos Aires hit by huge power cut
12/23/2020 - Diego Maradona: Autopsy reveals no drink or illegal drugs at time of Argentina legend's death
12/29/2020 - Argentina abortion: Senate to vote on legalisation
12/30/2020 - Argentina Passes Landmark Bill Legalizing Abortion
12/30/2020 - Argentina abortion: Activists celebrate Senate vote
12/30/2020 - Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope's native Argentina
12/30/2020 - Argentina Approves AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid Vaccine
01/18/2021 - 6.8 Earthquake Strikes San Juan In Argentina: Report
01/29/2021 - Covid: Argentina imposes new tax on wealthiest
02/10/2021 - Bitcoin consumes 'more electricity than Argentina'
02/18/2021 - Fearful of inflation Argentina claims consumer corporations are holding back production volumes
02/18/2021 - Bondholders criticize Argentina erratic economic policies, subordinated to politics
02/22/2021 - Argentina authorizes emergency use of Sinopharm's vaccine; one million doses expected
02/23/2021 - Argentina publishes the VIP list, who received preferential Covid 19 vaccine treatment
02/23/2021 - Argentina's Antarctica Day celebrates 117 years of Orcadas Station, formally Omond House met station
02/25/2021 - Optimistic forecast in coming months for Argentina's economic activity
02/25/2021 - Argentina: the icon of Kirchners' business friends sentenced to 12 years in jail for money laundering
02/26/2021 - Argentina receives 904,000 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine
02/26/2021 - IMF admits discussions with Argentina continue but no meeting planned for May
02/28/2021 - Thousands in Argentina express indignation at the VIP vaccination scandal
02/28/2021 - Argentina's health minister in quarantine
03/02/2021 - Fossils Of Dinosaurs That Lived 140 Million Years Ago Found In Argentina
03/03/2021 - Argentina again forced to ramp LNG imports , as domestic gas production falls
03/03/2021 - Argentina: Can one country's change of abortion law alter a continent?
03/04/2021 - Argentina and the IMF: Another Default in the Works?
03/04/2021 - Argentina's banks face a tough year: bad loans, inflation and regulations
03/06/2021 - Bolsonaro confirms his trip to Argentina and supports negotiations with IMF
03/06/2021 - World Bank approves US$ 420 million loan to Argentina for sanitation and housing
03/12/2021 - Argentina promises Bolivia's incorporation to Mercosur for the next bloc's summit
03/12/2021 - Argentina: Terrorized pregnant indigenous women hide in forest fearful of police raids that snatch their babies
03/13/2021 - Argentina extends the sanitary emergency until 31 December
03/13/2021 - Argentina's President Alberto Fernández targeted in vehicle by protesters
03/15/2021 - A no deal of Argentina with IMF this year, not so bad after all according to Morgan Stanley
03/16/2021 - Argentina industrial output forecasted to increase 6% this year over 2020
03/18/2021 - UK, Argentina and the Falklands signed an agreement for the second phase to identify soldiers fallen in 1982
03/19/2021 - Argentina buying LNG cargoes from BP, preparing for the coming winter
03/24/2021 - Good negotiations between Argentina, IMF – but “dialogue will continue”
03/24/2021 - China-backed railway projects gain momentum in Chile and Argentina
03/25/2021 - Argentina quits anti-Maduro Lima Group
03/26/2021 - Argentina halts all flights to/from Brazil, Chile and Mexico
03/27/2021 - Presidents of Uruguay, Argentina clash during Mercosur online summit
03/27/2021 - Argentina's exports rise 9.1% year-on-year, but for smaller volumes
03/29/2021 - Astra-Zeneca vaccines arrive in Argentina
03/29/2021 - Civil servants to work from home to halt circulation of people as Covid-19 cases rise in Argentina
03/30/2021 - All but South African coronavirus strains circulating in Argentina's community
03/30/2021 - Lawmaker wants referendum on province of Mendoza's independence from Argentina
03/30/2021 - Manhattan judge rules against Argentina over mishandling of INDEC data
03/31/2021 - Argentina says Uruguay is authorised to dredge Montevideo port to 13 metres only
04/01/2021 - US State Department critical of Argentina in annual report
04/02/2021 - One power plant starts operating in Argentina, foundations laid for another
04/05/2021 - Sales of used cars skyrocket in Argentina
04/05/2021 - Scania CEO in Argentina foresees record exports for 2021
04/05/2021 - Argentina's economy can't afford another total lockdown, minister says
04/06/2021 - Uruguay formally requests meeting with Argentina to work on Mercosur's flexibilization
04/07/2021 - Argentina complains of Uruguayan acquiescence to RAF transport aircraft
04/09/2021 - Argentina's INDEC figures “encouraging” for government, still not for people
04/09/2021 - Brazil Vice-President dubs Argentina “an eternal beggar”
04/10/2021 - Argentina strongly opposes UK's firing of missiles in the Falklands
04/13/2021 - Argentina: Experts advise further restrictions necessary to curb coronavirus spread
04/13/2021 - Argentina finished Antarctica Summer Campaign without Covid-19 cases
04/15/2021 - Argentina: curfew extended, on-site schooling banned in AMBA amid coronavirus second wave
04/15/2021 - Argentina to receive over 800,000 doses of AstraZeneca; Denmark stop giving that vaccine
04/15/2021 - Argentina: curfew extended, on-site schooling banned in Buenos Aires amid coronavirus second wave
04/16/2021 - Cost of living in Argentina rises 4.8% in March alone
04/16/2021 - Argentina reinstates beef exports registry
04/19/2021 - Argentina: Schools to open normally in City of Buenos Aires after court ruling
04/20/2021 - Argentina's Supreme Court claims original jurisdiction in face-to-face schooling issue
04/20/2021 - Covid-19: Health official admits Argentina might need to extend restrictions beyond April 30
04/22/2021 - Argentina: Mother of Plaza de Mayo VP Porota Merońo dies aged 95
04/23/2021 - Canadian bitcoin producer picks Argentina for new development
04/24/2021 - Apple retailer iPlace lands in Montevideo thanks to better tax conditions than those in Argentina
04/26/2021 - Venezuela remains the most “miserable” country - Argentina not far behind
04/27/2021 - Argentina: Buenos Aires prepares for stricter measures against Covid-19
04/28/2021 - Argentina halts exports of oxygen to meet domestic health demand
04/29/2021 - Argentina interested in manufacturing Cuban vaccine against covid-19
04/30/2021 - Ford increases output in Argentina, hires more workers
05/03/2021 - Argentina's metallurgic industry back at pre-pandemic levels
05/04/2021 - France to return to Argentina Tehuelche remains seized in 1896 and displayed at Paris museums
05/04/2021 - British Ambassador summoned to speed up delivery of AstraZeneca vaccines to Argentina
05/04/2021 - CFK amazed at Biden plan's similarities with Argentina's economic policies
05/04/2021 - Russia plans major presence in Argentina with two nuclear plants plus military equipment
05/07/2021 - Chinese delegation in Argentina to offer the Air Force, the supersonic aircraft JF-17
05/08/2021 - Argentina's inflation for the year 2021 forecast at 47.3%
05/08/2021 - Quarantine has catastrophic consequences on Argentina's economy, report shows
05/11/2021 - Cases of South African and Indian coronavirus strains detected in Argentina
05/12/2021 - Workers in Argentina may return to on-site duty after one dose of any covid-19 vaccine, authorities rule
05/13/2021 - Will Argentina squeeze exporters as soybeans rise above US $ 600 in Chicago?
05/13/2021 - French President Macron supports Argentina regarding IMF, Paris Club talks
05/17/2021 - Hydrocarbons: Argentina going up as world goes down
05/18/2021 - Argentina bans meat exports for 30 days in an attempt to curb inflation
05/19/2021 - Canadian lab seeks volunteers in Argentina to test new covid vaccine
05/19/2021 - Argentina can take on Copa America by itself if protocols are observed, says Fernández
05/20/2021 - Astra-Zeneca vaccines produced jointly by Mexico and Argentina almost ready for delivery
05/21/2021 - Last LATAM Argentina Airbus flies back home from Aeroparque which halts regional flights
05/21/2021 - Most of Argentina under strict confinement as of Saturday
05/22/2021 - Bolsonaro critical of Lula, Venezuela, Argentina, Communism and lockdowns
05/22/2021 - Covid: Argentina starts new lockdown as cases soar
05/24/2021 - Conmebol delegation to visit Argentina regarding new Copa America venues
05/24/2021 - Israel warns against travel to Argentina as cases of covid-19 keep soaring
05/27/2021 - German Chancellor Merkel pledges to support Argentina in video-talk with President Fernández
05/27/2021 - Argentina finds new supplier of vaccines against coronavirus
05/27/2021 - Argentina withdraws from lawsuit against Maduro before the International Criminal Court
05/28/2021 - Argentina: Bans on layoffs extended for 30 days
05/29/2021 - Argentina and Cuba to join forces against the coronavirus pandemic
05/31/2021 - Argentina stripped of Copa America tournament
05/31/2021 - No Copa America for Argentina either due to growing number of covid-19 cases
05/31/2021 - Argentina makes changes to its squid fisheries policies
06/01/2021 - Israel demands explanations for Argentina's vote at UN in favor of human rights probe
06/01/2021 - OECD foresees Argentina's economy will recover but still below pre-pandemic levels
06/02/2021 - Argentina's trade with Brazil at its highest since 2018
06/04/2021 - Argentina to launch local production of Sputnik V vaccine, but subject to availability of active ingredient
06/05/2021 - Argentina creates registry for activities involving wild animals
06/07/2021 - Cardoso and Lula da Silva support Argentina in the Mercosur tariff reduction controversy
06/08/2021 - Argentina: Kirchnerites barely surpass 14% of votes in Misiones provincial mid-term elections
06/10/2021 - Argentina President Apologises After "Brazilians From The Jungle" Remark
06/10/2021 - Argentina: Medical equipment donated by Lionel Messi stranded at Rosario airport for 10 months
06/11/2021 - TaskUs founders' path to Nasdaq started with high school parties and Argentina yogurt venture
06/12/2021 - Argentina still resists drive to make Mercosur more flexible
06/14/2021 - Chilean dictatorship murderer arrested in Argentina
06/16/2021 - When 26 OAS countries condemned human rights violations in Nicaragua, Argentina was among the 5 who abstained
06/17/2021 - May's inflation in Argentina was 3.3%: What will happen after the elections?
06/18/2021 - Argentina hopes to resume beef exports next week
06/19/2021 - Argentina records first “black fungus” death
06/21/2021 - Scholarships for Falklands' alumni to continue their graduate and postgraduate studies in Argentina
06/21/2021 - Nicaragua political arrests lead Argentina and Mexico to recall envoys
06/22/2021 - Chevening Scholarships awarded to 19 students from Argentina
06/22/2021 - Argentina to take additional measures against Delta coronavirus variant spreading into the country
06/22/2021 - Argentina and Mexico recall ambassadors to Nicaragua out of concern for human rights violations
06/23/2021 - Argentina expects a 19 million tons 2021/22 wheat harvest, with 12 million tons for export
06/23/2021 - Argentina's purchase of Korean fighters falls through: UK's arms embargo
06/23/2021 - Argentina skips default thanks to agreement with Paris Club
06/24/2021 - “For Argentina, the only acceptable outcome of any 'negotiation' is taking control of the Falklands”, MLA Roberts at the UN
06/24/2021 - Argentina intends to “colonise” the Falklands and use C24 to do it, MLA Mark Pollard at the UN
06/25/2021 - Game over: C14 resolution ignores Falklands' pleas and again calls for a bilateral dialogue Argentina/UK
06/25/2021 - Argentina downgraded to "independent market" in MSCI ratings
06/26/2021 - Argentina ups restrictions on travellers from abroad
06/29/2021 - Argentina falls down to worst place to be during pandemic according to Bloomberg ranking – US the best
06/30/2021 - Argentina's economy keeps falling, INDEC data shows
06/30/2021 - Floods and droughts mean yearly losses worth US $ 1 billion for Argentina, says World Bank
07/01/2021 - The pandemic has cost Argentina “133 times the Malvinas war”
07/02/2021 - Argentina elected to the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization
07/03/2021 - IATA warns Argentina may face grave consequences for banning international flights
07/03/2021 - Flybondi resumes services after pandemic-caused travel restrictions in Argentina
07/03/2021 - Argentina green lights arrival of US-developed vaccines by means of an emergency decree
07/05/2021 - Argentina: Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo hope to find more missing grandchildren thanks to covid-19 vaccination pictures
07/06/2021 - Production of motor vehicles in Argentina shows signs of recovery
07/06/2021 - Mining company pledges to invest US $ 34 million in lithium plant in northern Argentina
07/07/2021 - Argentina wants to deepen ties with China, President Fernández says
07/08/2021 - Three companies (two UK and one Israel) involved in Falklands' oil industry, added to Argentina's sanctions list
07/08/2021 - Argentina takes action against foreign oil companies operating on South Atlantic continental shelf
07/09/2021 - Cap of 600 daily passengers allowed daily into Argentina to stay in force
07/10/2021 - Argentina slowly allows for return of more nationals stranded abroad
07/10/2021 - Lionel Messi wins first Copa America as Argentina beat Brazil in final
07/11/2021 - Argentina stage a Maracanazo of their own to win the Copa América again after 28 years.
07/12/2021 - Argentina signs agreement to purchase 20 million doses of Moderna vaccine
07/13/2021 - Iconic Mar del Plata hotel closes down due to covid-19 travel restrictions within Argentina
07/13/2021 - Nine more cases of Delta variant detected in Argentina, all of them were travellers from abroad
07/16/2021 - CPI climbs 3.2% in June in Argentina, 25.3% in first semester of 2021
07/16/2021 - Search for possible interment of Argentine combatant at Falklands' Teal Inlet agreed by UK and Argentina
07/19/2021 - Argentina committed to a WTO agreement on fishing subsidies – but don't forget the Falklands
07/20/2021 - Argentina and Bolivia have bills in Parliament to boost transitioning to e-cars
07/20/2021 - Argentina and Brazil commemorate when they agreed to make Latin America a region free of nuclear arms
07/21/2021 - Argentina to start issuing gender-neutral ID cards to non-binary people
07/21/2021 - Argentina announces the construction of an Antarctica Logistics Pole in Ushuaia
07/21/2021 - Argentina introduces new ID cards for non-binary people
07/22/2021 - Argentina's economy continues to shrink, but some analysts see recovery imminent
07/24/2021 - Argentina's Security Minister says her predecessor's buying weapons sent to Bolivia is a "proven" fact
07/25/2021 - Pollution Turns Argentina Lagoon Bright Pink
07/28/2021 - Argentina makes payment to Paris Club, loses reserves to cope with domestic demand of foreign currency
07/29/2021 - Presidents of Argentina, Colombia hold side talk while attending presidential inauguration in Lima
07/30/2021 - Former Army Capt., 3 police officers handed down life sentences for crimes during Argentina's last dictatorship
07/31/2021 - Argentina eolic power satisfied 24% of domestic electricity demand during July
07/31/2021 - “Only a miracle can save Argentina's economy,” says Brazilian President Bolsonaro
08/02/2021 - Argentina second worst Latam country in terms of foreign direct investment
08/05/2021 - Brazilian farmers plan to expand soybean area; protein producers short of corn import from Argentina
08/06/2021 - Foreign airlines may continue to lift operations in Argentina if restrictions continue
08/07/2021 - Argentina goes easier on COVID-19 restrictions, increases quota of travelers from abroad
08/07/2021 - Biden picks new US ambassador to Argentina following envoy's lunch with President Fernández in BA
08/09/2021 - Argentina apologizes to Chile for saying Magellan Strait and Drake Passage are shared spaces with joint control
08/10/2021 - “Malvinas are Argentine”, but thinking differently is not a crime in Argentina, Patirica Bullrich
08/10/2021 - Toyota Argentina can't find 200 new workers who have finished secondary education
08/10/2021 - Replacements picked for Argentina's cabinet
08/11/2021 - Falklands Chamber of Commerce meets with future UK ambassador to Argentina
08/11/2021 - Argentina's attempt to have the Magellan Strait defined as a "shared space"
08/12/2021 - Iran's pick for Interior Minister job prompts condemnation from Argentina and Israel
08/12/2021 - Borders are closed but illegal crossing between Paraguay and Argentina is easier than ever
08/13/2021 - Argentina starts distributiing Sputnik V vaccines produced locally
08/13/2021 - Argentina's inflation for July 2021 measured at 3%
08/13/2021 - Presidents of Argentina, Uruguay meeting in Buenos Aires to discuss Mercosur issues
08/13/2021 - Argentina wants to prove it existed as such 200 years ago
08/14/2021 - Presidents of Argentina, Uruguay have dinner in BA to seek a fresh start in bilateral relations after Summit brush
08/16/2021 - Departure of foreign companies from Argentina and also from Brazil on the rise and with no end in sight
08/19/2021 - Reopening Paraguayan border up to President Fernández, Argentina's ambassador to Asunción says
08/20/2021 - Brazil interested in buying gas from Argentina's Vaca Muerta
08/21/2021 - Paraguay insists on reopening borders with Argentina and supports bid for Celac presidency
08/23/2021 - Patagonia Top Gear cars with Falklands' war plate number reference, crushed by Argentina
08/25/2021 - Argentina prosecution sustains Tierra del Fuego bill banning salmon breeding
08/25/2021 - COVID-19 vaccines keep pouring into Argentina, including those of Pfizer for teenagers
08/26/2021 - Uruguayan meat exports surpass Argentina's thanks to restrictions
08/26/2021 - Argentina sued before New York court for debts related to the expropriation of Aerolineas Argentinas
08/27/2021 - Argentina and Uruguay ladies love and celebrate the Falklands
08/27/2021 - Former Uruguayan President Sanguinetti compares his country with Argentina during a celebration of Democracy
08/28/2021 - Denmark to lift Buenos Aires embassy which covers Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay
08/30/2021 - New limits dispute arises between Chile and Argentina
08/30/2021 - Chile and Argentina agree to discuss ongoing continental shelf differences south of Cape Horn
08/31/2021 - Argentina, Cuba ratify willingness to strenthen bilateral ties
09/01/2021 - Argentina extends cap on meat exports, producers may halt all activity
09/02/2021 - Argentina will not participate in the Conxemar fisheries fair in Vigo next month
09/02/2021 - Argentina primary elections: Ruling coalition still ahead in polls in the most important electoral district
09/03/2021 - Uruguay and Argentina to allow crowds back at stadiums for football World Cup qualifiers
09/03/2021 - IMF says Argentina needs to gradually lift currency exchange restrictions
09/06/2021 - Argentina recants opening border crossings with Uruguay for now over sanitary concerns
09/06/2021 - Macri, "in Argentina if your want to make money, you must avoid paying taxes"
09/07/2021 - Argentina/Chile continental shelf dispute: “beware about arousing nationalism in electoral processes”
09/07/2021 - Argentina sends Chile diplomatic note rejecting their "expansive vocation"
09/07/2021 - Argentina announces issuance of Digital Vaccination Credential
09/08/2021 - First batch of Pfizer vaccines reach Argentina
09/09/2021 - Brazil terminates bilateral shipping agreements with Argentina and Uruguay
09/10/2021 - Argentina heads to the primary election with almost record country risk and the US dollar at 186 Pesos
09/11/2021 - Sales of choripanes falls 80% in Argentina due to sanitary restrictions
09/11/2021 - First case of Mu variant detected in northern Argentina
09/13/2021 - Macrists win most districts in Argentina's primary elections
09/14/2021 - Uruguayan government warns border municipalities that reopening of border crossings with Argentina will take two months
09/15/2021 - Argentina's August inflation set at 2.5% by Indec
09/16/2021 - Mass resignation in Argentina's Government after electoral loss
09/20/2021 - Celac supports Argentina's stance regarding Malvinas issue
09/20/2021 - Bradesco, one of Brazil's top leading banks is leaving Argentina
09/20/2021 - Land crossing between Argentina and Chile reopened
09/21/2021 - Argentina will pay IMF US$ 1,9bn plus interests on Wednesday, but no budget funds contemplated in 2022
09/22/2021 - Walmart brand leaves Argentina, stores renamed under local ownership
09/22/2021 - Argentina eases down on most COVID-19 restrictions, gradually reopens borders
09/23/2021 - Argentina makes payment to IMF and strives to stay afloat
09/23/2021 - Argentina and Brazil to expand development of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
09/24/2021 - The new British Ambassador to Argentina presented her credentials
09/24/2021 - Former Mendoza Deputy chosen for Argentina's Malvinas Secretariat
09/25/2021 - Argentina assumes chairing of PAHO's Executive Committee
09/27/2021 - Argentina's revamped cabinet needs to lift cap on meat exports asap
09/28/2021 - Argentina's ruling party keeps losing political ground, poll says
09/30/2021 - Can Argentina Finally Realize Its Oil Potential?
09/30/2021 - Argentina involved in juvenile Patagonian toothfish and grenadier research cruise
10/01/2021 - Argentina to strike all restrictions on flights as of next month
10/01/2021 - Congressman from Argentina's ruling FdT want bank deposits nationalized, Perón style
10/02/2021 - Argentina: Carmona's appointment as Malvinas Secretary heralds confrontation, report says
10/04/2021 - Some hope for this coming cruise season as Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina make public protocols
10/04/2021 - Argentina's statistics bureau finds 4 out of 10 people are poor
10/05/2021 - Argentina: Supreme Court's only female Justice resigns
10/06/2021 - Argentina now sells gas to Chile and Brazil
10/06/2021 - MSC cruises cancels 2021/22 season to Uruguay and Argentina
10/06/2021 - “Mapuche” gangs lead Río Negro Governor to seek reinforcements from Argentina's federal government
10/06/2021 - Argentina announces no more caps on arrival of nationals and foreign residents: see from what date
10/06/2021 - Argentina to export dynamite to Peru for civilian purposes
10/06/2021 - Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Uruguay have lunch in Buenos Aires in Mercosur rebuilding encounter
10/08/2021 - A national holiday in the name of tourism that allows for other tributes in Argentina
10/08/2021 - Argentina: Relatives of AMIA bombing victims to appeal court ruling dismissing charges against CFK
10/09/2021 - Agreement reached between Argentina, Brazil to cut down common external tariffs by 10%
10/11/2021 - Argentina replaces domestic trade secretary in a move to curb inflation
10/14/2021 - Reopening of land-crossings between Argentina and Paraguay nears
10/14/2021 - Argentina votes funds for the construction of a Logistic Pole in Ushuaia
10/14/2021 - Argentina terminates symbolic aviation deal with Chile
10/15/2021 - Argentina's Domestic Trade Secretary announces price freezing agreement to be policed by social and political organizations
10/15/2021 - Argentina: Rio Santiago Shipyards to deliver new boat after 9 years
10/16/2021 - Argentina has become a Chinese Yuan testing ground in trade and investment
10/16/2021 - Mercosur: Argentina, Paraguay agree to review CET
10/19/2021 - No more caps for passengers arriving in Argentina by air
10/21/2021 - World Travel Awards for Argentina, Chile and Montevideo; Latam was named leading South America airline
10/21/2021 - An OAS 26-vote resolution calls on Nicaragua to release presidential candidates; Argentina abstains
10/22/2021 - Falklands Election: Peter Biggs, “Our allegiance with the UK is vital; I hope Argentina will mature into a democracy”
10/22/2021 - Unofficial exchange rate shows Argentina's de facto devaluation
10/23/2021 - Argentina's national gov't sets guidelines for dealing with Mapuche conflict locally
10/25/2021 - Cubana de Aviación to return to Argentina next month but domestic air services stay grounded
10/26/2021 - Third doses and shots for foreigners announced in Argentina
10/27/2021 - Argentina declares Maradona's childhood house as a 'National Historic Site'
10/27/2021 - Future US Ambassador to Buenos Aires says Argentina needs an economic plan
10/29/2021 - Argentina: Paraguayan guaraní becomes hard currency in the absence of US dollar bills
10/29/2021 - EU should lift entry restrictions to travelers from Argentina, Colombia and Peru
10/30/2021 - Vaca Muerta boosts Argentina's oil output to record number of BPDs
10/30/2021 - Argentina lifts capacity ban ahead of a football match against Brazil
10/30/2021 - Costa Cruises cancels its 2021/22 season in Uruguay and Argentina
10/31/2021 - President Fernández says Argentina's debt a clear example of what is wrong
11/02/2021 - Australian firm pledges US $ 8 bn to green hydrogen development in Argentina
11/02/2021 - Energy exports to Brazil to finance Argentina's infrastructure works
11/03/2021 - Argentina wants caps on the price of medication: laboratories object
11/04/2021 - Argentina's trade balance with Brazil ends up positive for 2nd straight month
11/05/2021 - Wine production in South America booming: Chile 30% up and Argentina 16%
11/08/2021 - Lower export taxes on hake, squid and shrimp, as long as they are processed in Argentina
11/09/2021 - Uruguay calls Nicaraguan elections “illegitimate” – Argentina does not want to interfere
11/11/2021 - Unofficial US dollar crosses 200-peso threshold in Argentina
11/11/2021 - Argentina donates UK-developed COVID-19 vaccines
11/11/2021 - Presidents of Russia, Argentina discuss COVID-19 on the phone
11/12/2021 - Opposition candidates in Argentina have 2023 elections in sight
11/15/2021 - Argentina: Both major political parties poised to share Lower House power
11/16/2021 - US dollar does not soar as expected following Argentina's elections results
11/17/2021 - Brazil and Argentina leading the combat against African Swine Fever in the continent
11/17/2021 - Argentina: "Not penguins, dogs" covered in oil on Comodoro Rivadavia beach go viral
11/19/2021 - Argentina's ruling party retains Lower House majority
11/20/2021 - Argentina's National Sovereignty Day: “We won't trade the islands for vaccines,” President says
11/22/2021 - Fears of devaluation loom over Argentina as Central Bank reserves run almost dry
11/24/2021 - Argentina: Jailbird judge found having a snack at a restaurant
11/24/2021 - Toyota plant in Argentina to increase production as of 2022
11/25/2021 - Argentina not likely to extend special layoff measures, Labor Minister says
11/27/2021 - Falklands member of the Table Tennis Federation, despite Argentina's objection
11/27/2021 - Argentina to launch green pass for mass events
11/29/2021 - Saudi Arabia's FM visits Buenos Aires to strengthen ties with Argentina
12/01/2021 - Argentina ex-President Mauricio Macri charged in sub families spying case
12/02/2021 - Argentina and China strengthen cooperation on several issues
12/04/2021 - Argentina pays Paraguay part of the US $ 45 million of overdue Yacyretá energy
12/06/2021 - Argentina banks on the bright side of Brexit
12/07/2021 - Argentina ready to launch nationwide health pass
12/07/2021 - Argentina to head UN Human Rights Council throughout 2022
12/08/2021 - Presidents of Argentina, Russia could meet next year
12/08/2021 - Argentina shows marginal decrease in people below poverty lines
12/09/2021 - Argentina's Xmas present: Falklands offered two humanitarian flights for residents to visit relatives
12/09/2021 - Argentina's land borders with Brazil, Uruguay set for full reopening
12/10/2021 - Argentina against boycott on Beijing Winter Games
12/11/2021 - Falklands' Government requests Argentina for compassionate charter flight to Chile
12/11/2021 - Argentina's toothfish tagging cruise between 37 and 56 degrees South Atlantic
12/11/2021 - Argentina will not jeopardize growth, president says
12/13/2021 - Health pass to be required in Argentina starting Jan. 1
12/15/2021 - Argentina: Pipeline oil spill in Río Negro exceeded 3 million liters
12/15/2021 - Argentina's Petrel Base in Antarctica to be reopened permanently
12/15/2021 - Putin eyes ruble-peso scheme with Argentina to drop US dollar in bilateral trade
12/15/2021 - Argentina's November inflation “only” 2.5%
12/15/2021 - Argentina might raise interest rates to keep US dollar at bay
12/16/2021 - Santa Fe-La Plata circuit added to export opportunities in Argentina
12/17/2021 - Air Canada returns to Argentina after pandemic restrictions
12/17/2021 - Argentina to donate 1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Bolivia
12/17/2021 - Picture of canvas swimming pool to contain oil spill in Argentina goes viral
12/18/2021 - Argentina creates Joint Maritime Command to patrol national waters
12/18/2021 - President wants Buenos Aires to no longer be capital of Argentina
12/23/2021 - Argentina's oil exports on the rise
12/27/2021 - Argentina says humanitarian flights "all ready" to fly Falklands-residents to Chile
12/27/2021 - Argentina to set up Antarctica observatory to look for exoplanets
12/30/2021 - Brazil's government turns down humanitarian aid from Argentina to Bahia
12/30/2021 - Isolation made easier in Argentina for those fully vaxxed against COVID-19
12/30/2021 - Argentina accountable for disappearance of two Uruguayans in the 1970s
01/04/2022 - Foreign trade yield US $ 15 billion to Argentina's Central Bank in 2021
01/05/2022 - Posco announces US $ 830 million investment in Argentina
01/05/2022 - Argentina to buy Russian electric trains for diesel-only suburban railroad
01/06/2022 - DIY COVID-19 tests given green light in Argentina
01/06/2022 - Black Thursday for Argentina's economy – no agreement with IMF
01/07/2022 - Argentina, Cuba sign bilateral deals to foster food sovereignty
01/08/2022 - Chile's physicians discourage traveling to Argentina due to Omicron
01/10/2022 - British economist becomes new IMF Senior resident representative in Argentina
01/11/2022 - Carmona launches Argentina's Antarctic Annual Plan
01/11/2022 - Argentina's covid Miracle
01/11/2022 - Argentina: No more isolation for asymptomatic people with booster doses
01/12/2022 - Argentina claims Wallace's remarks are “inappropriate and unacceptable”
01/13/2022 - Meat consumption in Argentina fell despite cap on exports
01/13/2022 - Argentina: Indigenous communities want to bury ancestors in Nordelta
01/13/2022 - Argentina: Milei's salary as a lawmaker goes to Kirchnerite construction worker
01/14/2022 - Former Spanish PMs support dialogue between Argentina, UK over Falklands
01/17/2022 - EU removes Argentina, Canada and Australia from “safe countries” list
01/18/2022 - World Economic Forum warns of dark future ahead for Argentina
01/19/2022 - US adds Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia to list of destinations to avoid due to covid
01/20/2022 - Soap opera foreign policy: US tells Argentina keep up negotiations with IMF
01/20/2022 - December 2021 marks record oil output for Argentina in last 9 years
01/21/2022 - First case of flurona in Argentina spotted in Santa Fe
01/25/2022 - Ambassador says Jones-Huala may serve out his sentence in Argentina
01/26/2022 - OECD to evaluate Argentina, Brazil and Peru as potential members
01/26/2022 - Argentina endorses request that Venezuela investigates human rights violations
01/27/2022 - Argentina to develop new polar ship with Finnish consultants
01/27/2022 - WaPo tells Americans not to fret over local inflation: Argentina is worse off
01/28/2022 - Argentina reaches agreement with IMF, dodges default
01/28/2022 - Argentina's JMC has 431 foreign vessels on its radar
01/31/2022 - Argentina donates over 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines
01/31/2022 - Argentina decries British “show of force” in South Atlantic
02/01/2022 - Argentina: Máximo Kirchner resigns as Lower House majority leader
02/01/2022 - Argentina decries increasing UK flights to Falklands with Brazil stopovers
02/01/2022 - China to help Argentina build new nuclear power plant
02/01/2022 - First case of new sublineage of omicron detected in Argentina
02/02/2022 - NGOs claim most deforestation in northern Argentina during 2021 was illegal
02/02/2022 - Argentina's deal with IMF will get through Congress, House Speaker says
02/02/2022 - Recommended reading, updated Argentina Travel Advice by FCDO
02/02/2022 - Fuel goes up 9% in Argentina after long price freeze
02/02/2022 - Argentina drugs: Adulterated cocaine kills 12 in Buenos Aires
02/02/2022 - 16 People Killed After Consuming Poisonous Cocaine In Argentina
02/03/2022 - 20 dead, many others hospitalized due to tainted cocaine in Argentina
02/03/2022 - Argentina's dependency on US needs to stop, President Fernández tells Putin
02/05/2022 - Argentina expects more support from the EU on the “Malvinas issue” after Brexit
02/05/2022 - Argentina closer to producing Sinopharm vaccine locally
02/05/2022 - Moody's warns Argentina's unwritten IMF deal does not avert default
02/07/2022 - Argentina joins Belt and the Silk Road as Fernández and Xi meet in Beijing
02/07/2022 - COVID-19 not the only infectious threat in Argentina
02/07/2022 - Argentina's closeness to China, Russia worries London amid Ukraine crisis
02/07/2022 - Argentina's YPF to invest US $ 90 million in solar energy
02/09/2022 - Argentina's industrial activity on a recovery path
02/10/2022 - Excellent prospects for Mercosur beef exports, except Argentina
02/10/2022 - China strongly lobbying to sell jet fighters to Argentina
02/12/2022 - Fuel goes up in Paraguay, but tanking up in Argentina not an option
02/14/2022 - Argentina to send military team to China to discuss arms deal
02/16/2022 - Argentina's inflation reaches 3.9% in January
02/16/2022 - Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Uruguay highlight bilateral increasing trade
02/17/2022 - On 16 February 1990, the re establishment of diplomatic relations between UK and Argentina was announced
02/17/2022 - Argentina eyes National Food Company to regulate domestic prices
02/19/2022 - IMF says draft of deal with Argentina almost ready
02/19/2022 - Work to fully reopen Argentina's Petrel Base in Antarctica goes on
02/21/2022 - UK’s LGBT+ Rights Envoy visits Argentina ahead of Safe to be Me conference in London
02/23/2022 - World Bank support for Argentina in 2022 expected to reach US$ 2bn
02/28/2022 - Paraguayans rush to bordering city to buy fuel smuggled in from Argentina
02/28/2022 - Interannual sales of motor vehicles fall in Argentina and Brazil
03/01/2022 - Argentina to deploy White Helmets to Poland-Ukraine border
03/01/2022 - Argentina asks for the resumption of flights to the Falklands with stopover in Rio Gallegos
03/01/2022 - Argentina asks the resumption of flights to the Falklands with stopover in Rio Gallegos
03/02/2022 - Falklands: Argentina interested in a third phase of the Plan to identify fallen combatants in Malvinas
03/03/2022 - Argentina orders evacuation of Kyiv embassy
03/05/2022 - Argentina approves funds for a new polar vessel, to be built with Finnish consultants
03/08/2022 - Argentina to welcome Ukrainian refugees
03/09/2022 - Argentina's monthly inflation above that of Venezuela in 2022
03/10/2022 - Compassionate charter flight to Chile not approved by Government of Argentina
03/10/2022 - Dominican President signs bilateral deals with Argentina in Buenos Aires
03/10/2022 - Argentina less expensive than Uruguay, study shows
03/11/2022 - Shortage of affordable groceries reported in Argentina
03/14/2022 - The IMF's Agreement with Argentina Could Be a Game Changer
03/14/2022 - Puebla Group supports Argentina's agreement with the IMF
03/15/2022 - Arrest warrant issued in Argentina against Diosdado Cabello
03/15/2022 - The IMF understanding does not solve Argentina's problems, "it's only a breathing space"
03/15/2022 - Argentina fisheries exports in 2021 reached 515,000 tons; poor year for squid
03/16/2022 - Argentina's inflation for February of 2022 reaches 4.7%
03/17/2022 - Those who disregard Argentina's market will be banned from exporting beef
03/17/2022 - Argentina publishes easy-read guide on Malvinas for "adequate reporting and avoiding inaccuracies"
03/21/2022 - Sanguinetti warns Uruguay may end up like Argentina if LUC is repealed
03/21/2022 - Argentina reopens soybean exports
03/22/2022 - Brazil planning to become a net exporter of wheat, harvesting a volume similar to that of Argentina
03/23/2022 - Argentina to recruit additional voluntary soldiers to boost armed forces
03/23/2022 - Indian Embassy In Argentina Launches Yoga Initiative For Local Police
03/25/2022 - IMF Board unanimously approves Argentina deal
03/29/2022 - Argentina envisions further military developments in southernmost areas
03/30/2022 - China to help Argentina finance imports, ambassador says
03/30/2022 - Cold winter and fuel shortages ahead for Argentina
03/30/2022 - Gas: Bolivia advised to renegotiate with Brazil and sell more to Argentina
03/31/2022 - Argentina's Domestic Trade Secretary "can't perform miracles"
04/02/2022 - Bolivia and Argentina postpone decision on gas supply contract
04/02/2022 - Argentina focused on ties with US
04/02/2022 - “The saddest page of history between Argentina and Britain”, Ambassador Hayes
04/04/2022 - Falklands' people have rights, but Argentina's 'cruel' attitude creates the feeling “war has not gone”
04/04/2022 - Argentina back to pre-pandemic migration requirements
04/05/2022 - Foreign Office travel advice for Argentina: watch out for petty crime, strikes and Falklands' related protests
04/06/2022 - Argentina complains over Falklands tourism stand at WTM in Sao Paulo
04/06/2022 - Argentina takes IA-63 to Santiago Air Fair in search of buyers
04/07/2022 - Latin American focus, support for Argentina's Falklands' claim and diplomacy to solve continental shelf disputes, Boric's agenda
04/07/2022 - Website Declassified UK poll shows 49% believe Argentina should assert sovereignty over the Falkland/Malvinas
04/08/2022 - Argentina's Atlantic air corridor back as of July
04/08/2022 - Argentina: Wage bargaining cushions margin to fight inflation
04/08/2022 - Argentina's Ambassador to Israel sentenced to 8 years for corruption
04/08/2022 - Gas deal between Bolivia and Argentina signed
04/11/2022 - Uruguayans wait for hours to drive through to Argentina for Tourism Week
04/11/2022 - Argentina's oil and gas output rise in February
04/11/2022 - Argentina foresees foreign trade surplus for 2022, study shows
04/12/2022 - 763 Uruguayans volunteered to fight for Argentina during Falklands conflict, reveals Senate bill
04/13/2022 - Argentina's Antarctic office looking for 2023 campaign scientists
04/13/2022 - "Argentina never created conditions for Falkland Islanders to become Argentine citizens", lawmaker Milei
04/14/2022 - Argentina: CFK acquitted in gas overpricing case
04/14/2022 - Argentina's Central Bank raises reference rate to cope with inflation
04/14/2022 - Argentina's intelligence bureau to digitize State terrorism files
04/14/2022 - Russia urges Argentina, UK to resume sovereignty talks over Falkland Islands
04/14/2022 - Argentina takes delivery of the last of four French-built OPVs
04/15/2022 - Bolsonaro warns Argentina may not deliver as much wheat as needed
04/16/2022 - Further boat crossings between Argentina and Paraguay to resume Monday
04/16/2022 - EuroLat joins calls for resumption of dialogue between Argentina and UK
04/18/2022 - Argentina has too many pensioners, according to an IMF report
04/19/2022 - Record, two Falklands' full year inflation in a month in Argentina
04/19/2022 - The Washington Post says Milei could be Argentina's next President
04/19/2022 - Argentina once again objects to British military exercises in South Atlantic
04/20/2022 - Argentina: Massacre of indigenous groups and its cover-up brought to trial
04/20/2022 - IMF revises Argentina's projected growth upwards
04/20/2022 - Falklands 40: why Malvinas are still such an emotive issue in Argentina
04/21/2022 - IMF: inflation is Argentina's main threat
04/21/2022 - Why Argentina is embracing cryptocurrency
04/23/2022 - Argentina seeks to become steady supplier of food to Italy
04/23/2022 - Navitas banned from Argentina for twenty years for operating in Falklands' waters
04/25/2022 - Tepid New Delhi support for Argentina's sponsored Falklands/Malvinas dialogue commission
04/26/2022 - Argentina shocked by brochure advising on safer consumption of drugs
04/26/2022 - Argentina remains a witness of corruption even when culprits confess
04/27/2022 - Uruguayan Navy averts attempt to smuggle large meteorite from Argentina
04/27/2022 - Argentina's VP and Defense Minister meet with US General Richardson
04/27/2022 - Argentina targeting the Foradori/Duncan statement on the Falklands
04/27/2022 - Argentina's fiscal reserves in doubt as inflationary recalculations needed
04/28/2022 - Argentina: Alberto Fernández and CFK to run separately in 2023?
04/28/2022 - Argentina: Milei would never run alongside lukewarm doves who rejected him
04/30/2022 - Foradori/Duncan deal ignores Argentina: only reflects British interests in Malvinas, claims minister Taiana
05/01/2022 - Falklands War remains 'an open wound' in Argentina, says ambassador
05/03/2022 - Falklands war was instrumental in accelerating the return of democracy in Argentina, Ambassador Figueroa
05/03/2022 - Argentina's Economy Minister in President Fernández's Achilles tendon
05/04/2022 - CanSino eyes Argentina for local production of covid-19 vax
05/04/2022 - Son of Bolsonaro's insists Milei can become Argentina's next president
05/05/2022 - INIDEP toothfish workshop as part of Argentina's Fisheries Improvement Project
05/05/2022 - Car manufacturing in Argentina grows interannually
05/07/2022 - Eight cases of new hepatitis detected in Argentina, one in critical condition
05/10/2022 - Gender Identity Law in Argentina already 10 years old
05/10/2022 - Slight increase in COVID-19 cases in Argentina
05/10/2022 - More inflation in the pipeline for Argentina: estimates of 65,1% for 2022
05/11/2022 - Argentina takes active steps to boost exports to Brazil
05/12/2022 - Argentina a reliable partner, German Chancellor says
05/13/2022 - Argentina's inflation for April of 2022 set at 6% – worst YoY data in 30 years
05/14/2022 - Argentina wheat crop estimates for 2022/23 lowered, given fears of dry climate
05/16/2022 - Argentina preparing to become a BRICS member with support from China and Brazil
05/16/2022 - Bolsonaro insists Argentina and Chile might end up like Cuba
05/17/2022 - Vizzotti says Argentina entering fourth wave of COVID-19
05/18/2022 - UK “cynical”: it supports Ukrainian territorial integrity and denies Argentina its territorial integrity over Malvinas, Taiana said
05/18/2022 - Uruguayan President highlights differences between his country and Argentina
05/18/2022 - Argentina's society outraged as President "buys his way out of lockdown"
05/19/2022 - Argentina completes Census Day without any major setbacks
05/19/2022 - Argentina: Survey shows only Milei improving
05/20/2022 - Argentina found guilty of massacre of Qom and Moqoit people
05/20/2022 - Argentina, "a nothing tour", ending the war, German pastry and the Pope's knee
05/20/2022 - INDEC counts 47,327,407 people living in Argentina
05/21/2022 - Argentina extends Paraná river water emergency
05/21/2022 - US refineries purchasing more oil and fuel from Mexico, Colombia and Argentina
05/23/2022 - Argentina launches website to boost "nature" tourism
05/24/2022 - Argentina: Domestic Trade Secretary resigns over ministerial rearrangement
05/24/2022 - Eichmann audios recorded in Argentina to be released
05/24/2022 - Argentina: Water emergency extended, insufficient rainfall in main rivers' basins
05/24/2022 - Bolsonaro angry at YPFB for selling Argentina the gas that was for Brazil
05/24/2022 - Argentina: Impeachment jury votes to sack successful anti-corruption prosecutor
05/25/2022 - Bolivia diverts LNG to Argentina and leaves Brazil 7 million cm short per day
05/26/2022 - Archbishop of Buenos Aires calls for "fraternal Argentina"
05/26/2022 - Argentina launches migration opportunity for Non-Mercosur nationals
05/26/2022 - Scioli: Argentina and Brazil will guarantee food and energy for the region
05/27/2022 - Biden negotiating Argentina's presence at Summit of the Americas
05/27/2022 - Fossils Of "Dragon Of Death" Unearthed In Argentina: Report
05/28/2022 - Two cases of monkeypox confirmed in Argentina
05/31/2022 - Presidents of Paraguay and Argentina oversee dam project
06/01/2022 - Former ambassador to leave Argentina's diplomatic mission in Tel Aviv
06/01/2022 - Argentina switches on new radar to monitor South Atlantic airspace
06/01/2022 - Falklands war: Argentina insists HMS Invincible was hit by an Exocet; Taiana recalls the joint navy/air force mission
06/02/2022 - Messi's Argentina too strong for Italy in London
06/02/2022 - Argentina to up imports to meet increasing fuel demand
06/03/2022 - Argentina's Alberto Fernández to attend Los Angeles Summit
06/03/2022 - Argentina's Defense Minister welcomes new French-built OPV
06/04/2022 - Argentina: Alberto and Cristina make joint appearance again
06/06/2022 - Argentina: Scioli to take over as Productive Development Minister
06/07/2022 - Argentina: Milei's negative image surges after human organ market remarks
06/07/2022 - Argentina: 19 provinces hit by shortage of diesel fuel
06/08/2022 - Cuba and Argentina deepen agricultural assistance
06/14/2022 - Argentina had been tipped there was something strange with the Emtrasur 747
06/14/2022 - Mercosur again divided on Ukraine conflict, Argentina and Brazil not in a WTO list condemning "aggression"
06/16/2022 - Scioli sworn in as Argentina's Minister of Productive Development
06/20/2022 - UK domestic problems could favor resumption of talks on Falklands with Argentina, says Malvinas secretary
06/22/2022 - Unconventional production boosts oil and gas output in Argentina
06/23/2022 - Argentina again requests UN Secretary General's good offices in the Malvinas sovereignty dispute
06/24/2022 - Falklands challenges C24 to visit the Islands: the inconvenient truth a bully Argentina wants to hide, MLA Roberts
06/24/2022 - Argentina and C24 members want a return of real colonialism to Falklands and Southwest Atlantic, MLA Short
06/24/2022 - C24 resolution calls on Argentina and UK to resume Falklands' negotiations
06/25/2022 - President says Argentina would like to join BRICS
06/27/2022 - Argentina demands UK flagged vessels with toothfish licenses in South Georgia be listed as IUU
06/27/2022 - Unemployment for skilled laborers finds new ground in Argentina
06/29/2022 - IMF wires nearly US$ 4bn to Argentina's coffers
06/30/2022 - Fifth case of monkeypox detected in Argentina
07/01/2022 - Argentina insists Malvinas negotiations with UK are essential if bilateral relations are to advance
07/01/2022 - Brazil, Argentina reach deal on vehicle safety standards
07/02/2022 - Argentina Crisis Builds As Economy Minister Resigns
07/02/2022 - Argentina's finance minister makes sudden exit
07/04/2022 - Argentina's new Economy Minister sworn in
07/05/2022 - IMF vows to keep working alongside Argentina
07/06/2022 - US ambassador in Argentina, "would like to see negotiations on Malvinas question, but it is a complicated issue"
07/06/2022 - Argentina and Paraguay, wheat and soybean crops victims of ongoing drought
07/07/2022 - Argentina and Uruguay agree on temporary ban to hake fishing
07/07/2022 - China once again backs Argentina joining BRICS
07/08/2022 - Argentina protests the designation of Protected Areas in South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
07/09/2022 - New bird species spotted in northern Argentina
07/09/2022 - Moderna's pediatrics vax to become available in Argentina later this month
07/11/2022 - US Ambassador insists on no special IMF treatment for Argentina
07/12/2022 - Argentina to file protest against Bolivia for motorbiker's death
07/12/2022 - Argentina's trade balance with Brazil in the red for 6th month in a row
07/12/2022 - Argentina eager to join BRICS, Ambassador tells Moscow
07/13/2022 - Scioli off to Brazil in a move to cut down Argentina's trade deficit
07/13/2022 - Argentina targeting export industries, facilitates the import of fertilizers
07/14/2022 - Argentina reshapes taxation to make up for gap between official and "blue" dollar
07/14/2022 - June's CPI rose 5.3% in Argentina
07/15/2022 - Puerto Iguazú becomes busiest gateway into Argentina
07/15/2022 - Argentina insists Uruguay-China FTA must go through Mercosur
07/18/2022 - Somber future ahead for Argentina's economy
07/18/2022 - Argentina looks out to the Sea, and celebrates its maritime space is double the land territory
07/19/2022 - Another low-cost airline makes it to Argentina
07/19/2022 - FT critical of IMF leniency towards perennial defaulter Argentina
07/20/2022 - CFK insists Argentina's Judiciary needs reforms
07/20/2022 - Argentina: unofficial dollar crosses psychological AR$ 300 barrier
07/22/2022 - Argentina creates differential exchange rate for foreign travelers
07/22/2022 - Argentina's foreign trade balance yields deficit in June
07/26/2022 - Argentina: Unofficial dollar falls after Batakis meets IMF Chief
07/26/2022 - World Bank US$ 200 million loan to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Argentina
07/26/2022 - World Bank officials meet Batakis and confirm continued support for Argentina
07/26/2022 - In one of the poorest slums in Argentina, families rely on a huge landfill site for food.
07/28/2022 - Argentina: Massa denies he is to become Economy Minister
07/28/2022 - Argentina's never ending tragic farce
07/28/2022 - Argentina: Strategic Secretary resigns from Fernández's administration
07/28/2022 - It is official: Massa to head Argentina's new superministry
07/29/2022 - Who's who in Argentina after Thursday's cabinet reshuffle
07/30/2022 - IDB changes mind, and is again prepared to extend development loans to Argentina
08/01/2022 - COVID-19 cases on the rise in Argentina
08/02/2022 - Argentina's AGP to stay in charge of Paraná Waterway pending bidding
08/02/2022 - Judge allows 12 crewmembers of Emtrasur's 747 to leave Argentina
08/02/2022 - Argentina's Lower House has a new Speaker
08/03/2022 - 2030 World Cup: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay bid to be joint hosts
08/03/2022 - Argentina and Chile lobby for a Marine Protected Area west of Antarctica Peninsula
08/03/2022 - Detractor of Falklands people's rights, Argentina's candidate to the International Law Court of The Hague
08/04/2022 - Massa sworn in as Argentina's new “Super” Economy Minister
08/04/2022 - Argentina asks Boric's gov't to explain alleged Falkland-bound flights
08/04/2022 - UK government´s Chevening scholarship for Argentina is now open
08/04/2022 - Uruguayan senator said that Argentina's crisis is “because it is full of Argentines” and caused a controversy
08/08/2022 - Argentina and Uruguay potential customers of South Korea's military equipment
08/08/2022 - Argentina and China share "territorial integrity" concept. Pelosi's trip to Taiwan "a provocation," Argentine ambassador in Beijing
08/08/2022 - Pilcomayo river under environmental threat in northern Argentina
08/11/2022 - IMF Chief ratifies agency's support to Argentina
08/11/2022 - Argentina announces the construction of labs in Antarctica to reaffirm science and sovereignty
08/12/2022 - US Senators discuss investments with Argentina's Cabinet Chief
08/12/2022 - Hectic July shoots up Argentina's inflation
08/15/2022 - Three companies agree with Argentina to develop offshore Tierra del Fuego gas deposit
08/17/2022 - Whales surprise two paddleboarders in Argentina
08/17/2022 - Argentina one of the best places in case of nuclear war
08/19/2022 - Superminister Massa says unemployment in Argentina is 6.7%
08/20/2022 - Argentina rejects UK's new Maritime Security Strategy, "updated colonialism on the Malvinas Question"
08/22/2022 - Argentina categorically rejects students competition to visit the Falkland Islands
08/22/2022 - Arrest made in case of poisoned babies in Argentina
08/22/2022 - Massa appoints Argentina's new Secretary of Economic Programming
08/22/2022 - Iran asks Argentina to allow the departure of Iranians from Venezuela’s Emtrasur aircraft
08/23/2022 - Yet another month of trade deficit for Argentina
08/24/2022 - Inflation in Argentina hits working-class neighborhoods harder
08/27/2022 - Argentina follows Uruguay, lifts affidavit requirement for travelers
08/27/2022 - India sides with Argentina on Malvinas Question, calls for negotiations
08/27/2022 - India Acknowledges Argentina's Interest In Tejas Fighter Jet
08/27/2022 - Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner: Protesters and police clash near Argentina vice-president's home
08/29/2022 - Lithium exports gain pace in Argentina
08/29/2022 - India reports Argentina's interest in Indian fighter aircraft, bilateral trade in local currencies and BRICS
08/30/2022 - Rubinstein denies Argentina plans 50% devaluation
08/30/2022 - F-16s for Argentina, --and convincing UK--, US strategy to contain Chinese influence in the South Atlantic
08/30/2022 - India prepared to eliminate UK components from Tejas jet fighter, of interest for Argentina
08/31/2022 - Argentina running out of spare tires
09/01/2022 - Tire-smuggling on the rise in northeast Argentina
09/01/2022 - Video: On Camera, Man Points Gun At Argentina Vice President, Arrested
09/02/2022 - Video: Man Tried To Shoot Argentina's Vice President, Gun Didn't Go Off
09/02/2022 - Argentina in state of shock after attack on CFK
09/04/2022 - Legionnaire's suspected cause of Argentina pneumonia deaths
09/05/2022 - Argentina's eight month fisheries landings down 29%; squid the bright spot
09/05/2022 - Argentina creates "soybean dollar" to boost Central Bank reserves
09/07/2022 - Attacker, His Girlfriend "Planned" Attack On Argentina Vice President
09/11/2022 - Argentina rejects Falklands’ “illegitimate stand” in Montevideo; British authorities say they are trade representatives
09/12/2022 - Argentina formalizes its BRICS membership application
09/14/2022 - Monkeypox cases in Argentina go up 30%
09/15/2022 - Argentina/IMF: minister Massa pledges targets of program remain unchanged
09/15/2022 - 12 crewmembers of Emtrasur's 747 free to leave Argentina
09/17/2022 - Argentina: Security around President Fernández tightened
09/19/2022 - Argentina rejects naval exercise in Brazil because of Falklands' HMS Forth
09/19/2022 - Argentina's Lower House passes bill for military drills
09/21/2022 - Western Uruguayans concerned over Argentina's low prices
09/22/2022 - Cafiero discusses Argentina's accession to BRICS with Chinese colleague
09/22/2022 - Face masks no longer required in Argentina
09/23/2022 - Argentina's Upper House okays Supreme Curt enlargement
09/23/2022 - Tourists leave hundreds of millions of dollars in Argentina
09/24/2022 - Argentina limits door-to-door purchases abroad
09/26/2022 - All tire-manufacturing plants in Argentina close down
09/27/2022 - Argentina's economic activity grows 5.6% YoY in July
09/27/2022 - Several flights in Argentina grounded due to strike
09/30/2022 - Argentina: Milani not guilty in purchase of mansion above his paygrade
09/30/2022 - Argentina launches Sustainable Transportation Plan
10/03/2022 - Fernandez upgrades Falklands strategic position; promises to reinforce military presence in southern Argentina
10/04/2022 - Argentina to be able to place satellites into orbit
10/04/2022 - Latin American countries support Argentina's Falklands' claim at UN Fourth Committee
10/07/2022 - Argentina, Brazil, Mexico not siding with OAS on Russia statement
10/07/2022 - Football violence in Argentina leaves one fan dead
10/08/2022 - Argentina passes IMF test, gets US$ 3.8 billion
10/11/2022 - Argentina has ten companies in the “bad boys” list for involvement in Falklands oil activities
10/11/2022 - Argentina burdened by high inflation and multiple exchange rates
10/11/2022 - Argentina: No visitors allowed for hospitalized Hebe de Bonafini
10/12/2022 - President of the Mexican Hunting Federation dies in Argentina after being rammed by a buffalo
10/13/2022 - Argentina: Pichetto to make presidential bid in 2023
10/14/2022 - Argentina close to new deal with Paris Club
10/15/2022 - Mercosur wheat: Argentina lack of water, in Brazil is has been pouring for the last month
10/15/2022 - Petrobras leaving Argentina to seek more profitable investments
10/19/2022 - UK and Argentina clash at UN Fourth Committee on Decolonization over Falklands, South Atlantic Islands and self determination
10/19/2022 - Macri endorses Bullrich for president of Argentina
10/19/2022 - Lacalle Pou: Argentina's protectionist measures detrimental to Uruguay
10/20/2022 - Brazilian firm pledges US$ 100 to lithium project in Argentina
10/20/2022 - Argentina's Cabinet Minister to leave office next year
10/20/2022 - Milei plans to "dollarize" economy if elected President of Argentina
10/20/2022 - Argentina celebrates return of Maradona's World Cup final shirt
10/20/2022 - Falklands/Malvinas: Ecuador Legislative overwhelmingly votes in support of Argentina's claims
10/22/2022 - Argentina's Supreme Court against paying income tax
10/22/2022 - Argentina's wheat harvest the worst in seven years caused by climate variability
10/24/2022 - Argentina: Milei likely to make it to the runoff next year, poll shows
10/24/2022 - Argentina: rebel leaders not to be released for now, judge says
10/26/2022 - Hong Kong solution for Falklands? but remember Islanders live in a developed country and not a miserable one as Argentina
10/28/2022 - Argentina to disregard EBY deal between Cartes and Macri
10/29/2022 - Brazil will construct a fertilizer plant in the southern state of Paraná, close to Argentina and Paraguay
10/29/2022 - Argentina clinches agreement with Paris Club
10/31/2022 - Argentina to start applying 5th dose of COVID-19 vax
11/02/2022 - Argentina: Higher court orders rebel group leaders be released
11/02/2022 - Increase in dengue cases in Brazil poses threat to Argentina
11/03/2022 - Miss Puerto Rico And Miss Argentina Reveal That They're Married, See Post
11/03/2022 - Argentina's timber industry risks closure due to lack of foreign inputs
11/03/2022 - Brazilian Tourist Killed By Falling Ice In Argentina's Patagonian Cave
11/04/2022 - UK Chagos Devolution: Argentina urges bilateral negotiations on Falklands' sovereignty
11/04/2022 - Revolución Federal leades indicted in Argentina
11/05/2022 - Agreement between Argentina, U.S. on undeclared deposits ready to be signed
11/08/2022 - Argentina to create yet another dollar exchange rate
11/09/2022 - Extension granted to companies searching for oil off Argentina's shores
11/10/2022 - Argentina's industries highlight exports needed to make up for lack of US dollars
11/10/2022 - Foreign travelers flock to Argentina
11/12/2022 - Argentina's prices too difficult to match, Uruguayan president admits
11/14/2022 - Argentina expected wheat production down drastically because of drought
11/16/2022 - Indec says Argentina's inflation for October reached 6.3%
11/16/2022 - Georgieva tells Fernández Argentina needs to remain "on course"
11/17/2022 - Moody's: Argentina remains high-risk for 2023
11/17/2022 - No devaluation needed for now in Argentina
11/18/2022 - Argentina granted US$ 125mn loan from IDB
11/18/2022 - CFK says she can get Argentina back up but does not announce her candidacy
11/20/2022 - Hebe de Bonafini: Co-founder of Argentina's Plaza de Mayo mothers group dies at 93
11/22/2022 - COVID-19 back on the rise in Argentina
11/22/2022 - Argentina promoting medium and small companies exports to UK
11/22/2022 - World Cup 2022: Superb Saudi Arabia beat Argentina 2-1 in Group C opener
11/23/2022 - Messi's Argentina dealt major blow in World Cup opener
11/23/2022 - Argentina objects to the presence of Prince Anne in the Falklands, "a discourtesy" complains Carmona
11/24/2022 - High-tech telescope launched in northern Argentina observatory
11/25/2022 - Energy agreement between Argentina and Brazil extended
11/25/2022 - Argentina: Milei and Bullrich share common values ahead of 2023 elections
11/25/2022 - Mexican fans pull Falklands card to mock Argentina supporters in Qatar
11/26/2022 - Argentina's Lower House passes zero-alcohol for drivers bill
11/26/2022 - Saudi Arabia Coach Denies Players Will Get Rolls Royce After Argentina Win
11/28/2022 - World Cup: Argentina still in contention
11/28/2022 - Loan to Argentina to strengthen marine resources sustainability and agricultural health
11/28/2022 - Caps on fuel prices announced to curb Argentina's inflation
11/29/2022 - Climate change consequences drastically cutting Argentina's winter and summer crops
11/29/2022 - Argentina's first-ever openly gay minister resigns
11/30/2022 - Argentina: CFK likens court trying her to “a firing squad”
11/30/2022 - Increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Argentina calls for precaution, not alarm
11/30/2022 - Football World Cup: Messi's Argentina finish top of Group C after all
12/01/2022 - Digitalized documenst on Argentina's Falklands claim made available to the public
12/02/2022 - Argentina's new Transport Minister sworn in
12/02/2022 - Argentina to oppose Kosovo troops training at Falklands
12/02/2022 - Congressman Milei, the lesser evil for Argentina's elections next year
12/02/2022 - Argentina grants political asylum to former Ecuadorian Minister convicted of corruption
12/03/2022 - Argentina through to Qatar 2022 quarterfinals
12/05/2022 - COVID-19 infections 280% up in Argentina
12/06/2022 - Argentina signs deal with US regarding undeclared taxpayers' assets
12/06/2022 - Argentina to take over Mercosur's pro-tempore presidency amid Uruguay's solo deals
12/06/2022 - Cristina Fernández: Argentina awaits verdict in VP's trial
12/06/2022 - Argentina: CFK sentenced to six years in jail for corruption
12/09/2022 - Argentina: COVID-19 spreading faster in Province of BA that in CABA
12/09/2022 - Environmental emergency decreed in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego due to forest fires
12/09/2022 - World Cup 2022: Argentina beat the Netherlands in penalty shoot-out to reach semi-finals
12/09/2022 - Argentina reaches Qatar semifinals after cliffhanger win on penalties over The Netherlands
12/11/2022 - Argentina to reopen embassy in Bangladesh
12/11/2022 - Argentina's black players: A WaPo article on race revisited
12/12/2022 - COVID-19 keeps spreading in Argentina: 7 people reported dead
12/12/2022 - Argentina: Prosecutor who got CFK convicted assaulted at a restaurant
12/13/2022 - Argentina to release a "Malvinas 40th Anniversary Yearbook" on January 3 when Britain 'usurped' the Islands
12/13/2022 - World Bank US$ 200 million to help close the digital divide in Argentina
12/13/2022 - Argentina and three other countries take diplomatic turn and ask for Castillo's restitution in Peru
12/13/2022 - World Cup 2022: Argentina 3-0 Croatia - Messi and Alvarez put their side into World Cup final
12/13/2022 - Messi's Argentina crush Croatia and advance to Qatar 2022 World Cup final
12/16/2022 - Argentina's inflation for November set at 4.9%
12/16/2022 - Argentina's largest province joins list of those banning alcohol while driving
12/18/2022 - World Cup final: Argentina beat France on penalties in dramatic Qatar showpiece
12/18/2022 - World Cup 2022: Elation in Argentina, sorrow in France - fans react
12/18/2022 - Watch: Millions Celebrate World Cup Victory At Iconic Argentina Monument
12/19/2022 - World Cup 2022: 'Argentina really needed this win'
12/19/2022 - Fifa World Cup: India couple marry in France, Argentina football shirts
12/19/2022 - Multiple celebration scenarios await world champions in Argentina
12/19/2022 - World Cup 2022: How the world reacted to Argentina's win
12/20/2022 - Argentina: World Cup winners arrive in Buenos Aires after Qatar victory
12/20/2022 - World Cup 2022: Argentina return home and bank holiday declared
12/20/2022 - Triumphant Argentina given heroes' welcome in Buenos Aires
12/20/2022 - BBC correspondent mobbed by joyous Argentina fans
12/20/2022 - World Cup 2022: Argentina abandon Buenos Aires bus parade amid jubilant scenes
12/21/2022 - Ex UK ambassador Mark Kent celebrates Argentina's World Cup but regrets Carmona's attitude
12/22/2022 - Indec reports Argentina's unemployment in 3Q at 7.1%
12/23/2022 - Argentina: Grandmothers of Plazza de Mayo find 131st grandchild
12/23/2022 - Argentina's Central Bank reserves up after IMF disbursements
12/26/2022 - Convicted Colombian drug lord waiting for clearance to enter Argentina
12/27/2022 - Venezuela closer to Mercosur and Argentina
12/27/2022 - Argentina to receive bivalent Covid-19 vaccines in first quarter of 2023
12/27/2022 - Financial mismanagement reported at Argentina's Health Ministry
12/28/2022 - Argentina: Colombian drug lord returns home pending legal proceedings
12/29/2022 - Argentina: New Plaza de Mayo grandson found within one week
12/29/2022 - Chilean timber company leaves highly volatile Argentina
12/29/2022 - Scioli: Brazil once again Argentina's main trading partner
12/30/2022 - Argentina wheat exports at their lowest, but record year for fertilizer consumption
01/02/2023 - US favors supplying Argentina with vintage F16s to counter Chinese influence and despite UK's objection
01/03/2023 - Circulation of Covid-19 increasing in Argentina
01/04/2023 - Debt swap brings relief to Argentina's coffers
01/05/2023 - Argentina's chief intelligence officer sues reporters
01/06/2023 - Shortages forecast in Argentina due to restrictions on input imports
01/06/2023 - Argentina lifts export duties for automotive exports
01/25/2023 - Argentina wants to buy Brazilian armored vehicles
01/26/2023 - Argentina keeping an eye on Antarctica's new iceberg
01/30/2023 - Universal Periodic Review of human rights: UK statement on Argentina
02/01/2023 - Census shows Argentina has a population of 46 million
02/01/2023 - South Africa in naval drills with BRICS associates, Russia and China; Argentina waiting to join the block
02/02/2023 - Argentina unveils new 2,000-peso banknote as inflation bites
02/04/2023 - WB appoints new country director for Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay
02/04/2023 - Foreign Ministers of Argentina, TĂĽrkiye discuss bilateral relations
02/05/2023 - BCRA's REM report forecasts 2023 inflation in Argentina will reach 97.6%
02/08/2023 - Argentina: Manzur resigning as Cabinet Chief next week
02/09/2023 - Argentina's Victor Angelescu collecting scientific data for CCAMLR in South Georgia waters
02/09/2023 - Argentina agro-industry exports expected to drop some 28% this year because of the drought
02/09/2023 - Malvinas to be returned to Argentina soon, says Argentine Defense Minister
02/10/2023 - Reopening of Argentina's embassy in Bangladesh made official
02/11/2023 - AgustĂ­n Rossi picked to succeed Manzur as Argentina's Cabinet Chief
02/11/2023 - Thousands of pregnant Russian women fly to Argentina
02/15/2023 - Inflation in Argentina reaches 6% in January
02/16/2023 - Rossi sworn in as Argentina's new Cabinet Chief
02/16/2023 - Bird flu reaches northern Argentina
02/17/2023 - Uruguayan plane crashlands in Argentina, both occupants survive
02/17/2023 - Heatwave To Snowfall: Argentina's Heat And Cold Records Broken In 5 Days
02/18/2023 - Argentina's reserves wane as "official" dollar rises
02/21/2023 - Argentina ups security measures as number of avian flu cases grows
02/21/2023 - Russian women explain why they chose to give birth in Argentina
02/23/2023 - Argentina: Ruling bloc in the Senate breaks up and a new bench emerges
02/27/2023 - IMF to relax quarterly reviews of Argentina's reserve targets after Massa-Georgieva talks
03/01/2023 - Argentina halts poultry exports after case of avian flu confirmed
03/01/2023 - Study heralds gov't will change hands this year in Argentina
03/01/2023 - Fire knocks out half of Argentina's power grid
03/02/2023 - Argentina withdraws from Foradori-Duncan Treaty
03/04/2023 - Abortion may be legal in Argentina but women still face major obstacles
03/08/2023 - Argentina's cancellation of CĂłrdoba-Mt. Pleasant route made official
03/08/2023 - Argentina clinches CAF loan for gas pipeline development
03/13/2023 - Argentina's industry grows 6.3% YoY in January
03/15/2023 - Argentina inflation soars past 100% mark
03/15/2023 - Argentina's interannual inflation reaches three digits
03/17/2023 - Argentina, SAAB sign military radar technology deal
03/17/2023 - Tense relationship between Ecuador and Argentina due to former minister's escape to Venezuela
03/18/2023 - Argentina and Uruguay: Foreign Ministers agree on presidential summit next month
03/21/2023 - Argentina tries to collect toll from Paraguay for Parana waterway traffic
03/23/2023 - Brazil would like to see Argentina join BRICS, FM says
03/24/2023 - Argentina's 2022 GDP shows improvement from previous year
03/25/2023 - Argentina: Human Rights groups commemorate 24M at Plaza de Mayo

Argentina: Human Rights groups commemorate 24M at Plaza de Mayo

Published: 03/25/2023 in MercoPress

“We are honoring the memory of those who fought for a just, free, and sovereign homeland,” said Carlotto Human rights and leftwing militants convened Friday at Buenos Aires' iconic Plaza de Mayo to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the last military coup d'Ă©tat in the country and to insist that “Never Again” should democracy be taken away from Argentines.

Argentina's 2022 GDP shows improvement from previous year

Published: 03/24/2023 in MercoPress

Non-demanding underemployment went up in 2022, according to Indec's review Argentina's Gross Domestic Product (GDP - the sum of all products and services traded) grew by 5.2% in 2022, a 1.9% improvement from 2021, the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) reported Thursday in a study that also showed that last year's fourth quarter GDP was 1.9% higher than that of the same period of 2021, but 1.5% below the third quarter of 2022.

Brazil would like to see Argentina join BRICS, FM says

Published: 03/23/2023 in MercoPress

The issue will have to be discussed at the next BRICS summit because Lula's upcoming meeting with Xi Jinping will be of a bilateral nature, Vieira also explained Brazil's Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira told the website MetrĂłpoles that his country would like to have Argentina join the BRICS group, but insisted that for such a move to happen it would depend on the consensus from the other bloc members (Russia, India, China, and South Africa).

Argentina tries to collect toll from Paraguay for Parana waterway traffic

Published: 03/21/2023 in MercoPress

“This attitude of the Argentine authorities of not recognizing and ignoring international agreements and pacts is very striking,” Dos Santos explained As of Monday last week, Argentina's General Administration of Ports (AGP) started issuing invoices for "navigation settlements of the previous months." In other words, a fee began to be collected for the passage of Paraguayan cargo through the Santa Fe-Confluencia section.

Argentina and Uruguay: Foreign Ministers agree on presidential summit next month

Published: 03/18/2023 in MercoPress

The meeting between Cafiero and Bstillo was a follow-up on the one they had in Buenos Aires on Feb. 16 Foreign Ministers Francisco Bustillo of Uruguay and Santiago Cafiero of Argentina Friday agreed to broker a bilateral presidential summit between Alberto Fernández and Luis Lacalle Pou in April, during which a joint declaration is expected to be reached regarding recent agreements between the top diplomats.

Tense relationship between Ecuador and Argentina due to former minister's escape to Venezuela

Published: 03/17/2023 in MercoPress

The Argentine government denied on Thursday having facilitated the escape to Venezuela of Duarte from her refuge in the Argentine embassy in Quito Ecuador expects to overcome the diplomatic crisis with Argentina soon after both nations withdrew their ambassadors amid questioning from Quito regarding the escape of a former minister convicted of corruption who was taking refuge in Argentina's diplomatic residence in Ecuador.

Argentina, SAAB sign military radar technology deal

Published: 03/17/2023 in MercoPress

“We are very pleased with the relationship we have been carrying on with SAAB,” said Taiana Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana Wednesday signed the so-called "Productive Cooperation Agreement" deal with Swedish developers SAAB Dynamics. The agreement provides for SAAB's support to the Argentine company INVAP for the integration of radars to the RBS-70 system, as well as for the technological transfer to the Armed Forces.

Argentina's interannual inflation reaches three digits

Published: 03/15/2023 in MercoPress

The annual target of 60% for 2023 is beginning to look unattainable, Economy Ministry sources admitted Argentina's Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February of 2023 was reported to stand at 6.6%, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec), which resulted in interannual inflation of 102.5%. In this scenario, Economy Ministry sources quoted by Buenos Aires media admitted the possibility of not meeting the 60% annual target outlined in the 2023 Budget.

Argentina inflation soars past 100% mark

Published: 03/15/2023 in BBC News - World

Inflation hits triple digits for the first time since the period of hyperinflation in the early 1990s.

Argentina's industry grows 6.3% YoY in January

Published: 03/13/2023 in MercoPress

Various reports yielded similar conclusions Argentina's industrial output recorded a 6.3% interannual growth in January of 2023 and 9.6% against the same month of 2019, the Secretariat of Industry and Productive Development reported. It was the second-highest January, only surpassed by 2018. Against January 2022, the sectors that grew the most were Food and Beverages (+9.1%), Automotive (+24.8%), Metal Industries (+8.9%), and Metal Products (+15.2%).

Argentina clinches CAF loan for gas pipeline development

Published: 03/08/2023 in MercoPress

The unofficial blue dollar deepened its decline piercing the AR$ 370 threshold downwards. Argentina has secured a US$ 840 million loan from the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), which will be largely allocated to the construction of the "President NĂ©stor Kirchner" gas pipeline, it was announced Tuesday.

Argentina's cancellation of CĂłrdoba-Mt. Pleasant route made official

Published: 03/08/2023 in MercoPress

Argentina's Foreign Ministry said the decision was taken due to the UK's reluctance to discuss other flights... and sovereignty The Argentine Government's decision to strike the authorization once granted to LATAM Brasil to serve Mount Pleasant in the Malvinas/Falkland Islands from CĂłrdoba has been made official since it was published Tuesday in the Official Gazette.

Abortion may be legal in Argentina but women still face major obstacles

Published: 03/04/2023 in BBC News - World

Abortion may finally be legal in Argentina, but social attitudes in some areas are making it hard for women to exercise their rights.

Argentina withdraws from Foradori-Duncan Treaty

Published: 03/02/2023 in MercoPress

Cafiero suggested Cleverly that Argentina and the UK sat in New York at the UN headquarters to discuss sovereignty over the Falklands and the other South Atlantic islands Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Thursday told his British colleague James Cleverly that the South American country was pulling out of the Foradori-Duncan agreement signed between both countries in 2016 and which was pivotal to the identification of bodies of soldiers known only to God buried in the Falkland Islands, among other improvements in bilateral ties.

Fire knocks out half of Argentina's power grid

Published: 03/01/2023 in BBC News - World

The capital Buenos Aires, other major cities and large swathes of the countryside are affected.

Study heralds gov't will change hands this year in Argentina

Published: 03/01/2023 in MercoPress

JxC looks poised to win this year's presidential elections in Argentina. But will it be Larreta, Bullrich or Macri? Argentina's opposition Together for Change (Juntos por el Cambio - JxC) coalition would beat the ruling Everbody's Front (Frente de Todos - FdT) alliance at the Simultaneous, Open and Mandatory Primary (PASO) elections in August by between 10 to 12 percentage points, according to a poll by Opina Argentina published Tuesday in Buenos Aires. The Libertarian movement of Congressman Javier Milei would come in third, the study also showed.

Argentina halts poultry exports after case of avian flu confirmed

Published: 03/01/2023 in MercoPress

Bahillo insisted the disease is not transmitted through the consumption of poultry meat or eggs so exporters would be able to sell their products locally Argentine authorities Tuesday suspended poultry exports after the first case of avian flu was confirmed in the province of RĂ­o Negro. The South American country's poultry exports last year amounted to US$ 383 million, with China buying 75% of them. With 2.5 million tons of poultry meat produced annually, 10% are sold abroad.

IMF to relax quarterly reviews of Argentina's reserve targets after Massa-Georgieva talks

Published: 02/27/2023 in MercoPress

It is better to be predictable than to need waiver after waiver, Massa told Georgieva Argentina's Economy Minister Sergio Massa and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva held a bilateral meeting this weekend at the Indian city of Bengaluru where arrangements were being made for the G20 Summit of heads of state and government later this year.

Argentina: Ruling bloc in the Senate breaks up and a new bench emerges

Published: 02/23/2023 in MercoPress

The ruling party will have even more difficulties to achieve, with allies, the quorum of 37 seats necessary to enable a session in the Upper House.  ” A group of Argentine senators announced on Wednesday their withdrawal from the bloc of the ruling Frente de Todos in the Upper House and their decision to form their own bench, in the run-up to the complex electoral process that the South American country will undergo this year.

Russian women explain why they chose to give birth in Argentina

Published: 02/21/2023 in BBC News - World

Thousands of pregnant Russian women are travelling to Argentina even though they do not speak Spanish and have no links to the country. Hear why.

Argentina ups security measures as number of avian flu cases grows

Published: 02/21/2023 in MercoPress

Avian flu cannot be transmitted through the consumption of eggs from sick birds, Melón explained Argentina's health authorities have decided to up their biosecurity measures following the increase in the number of avian flu cases detected nationwide, particularly in provinces bordering Uruguay, but also in CĂłrdoba and Salta.

Argentina's reserves wane as "official" dollar rises

Published: 02/18/2023 in MercoPress

What will Economy Minister Sergio Massa do after the four-day weekend to reverse the currency leaks? In a country where the exchange rate between the local currency and the US dollar varies from one counter to the other and hinges on the type of operation involved beyond the exchange, Argentina's official rate against Friday pierced for the first time the symbolic AR$ 200 / US$ 1 threshold at private banks, closing at AR$ 191.25 (purchase) / AR$ 199.25 (sale) at the Banco NaciĂłn.

Heatwave To Snowfall: Argentina's Heat And Cold Records Broken In 5 Days

Published: 02/17/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Argentina broke records for heat and cold within a short window of just five days this week, with temperatures plummeting a jaw-dropping 30 degrees Celsius as a heatwave gave way to historic snowfalls.

Uruguayan plane crashlands in Argentina, both occupants survive

Published: 02/17/2023 in MercoPress

Both pilots survived after crashlanding in a clear spot Both occupants of an Uruguayan single-engined Cessna C-208 Caravan Cargo plane that made an emergency landing in the Argentine town of Berisso escaped with just minor injuries, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

Bird flu reaches northern Argentina

Published: 02/16/2023 in MercoPress

Humans are at “no risk of acquiring the disease through consumption” of poultry or eggs, Bahillo explained Argentine authorities have declared a state of emergency after the first case of avian influenza was confirmed in wild birds in the northern province of Jujuy bordering Bolivia.

Rossi sworn in as Argentina's new Cabinet Chief

Published: 02/16/2023 in MercoPress

Rossi “will work together with me” to keep the ruling party together ahead of this year's elections, Alberto Fernández said Former Defense Minister and Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) head AgustĂ­n Rossi were sworn in Wednesday as Argentina's new Cabinet Chief following the resignation of Juan Manzur, who returned to Tucumán provincial politics.

Inflation in Argentina reaches 6% in January

Published: 02/15/2023 in MercoPress

Projections for February and March have a floor of 6%, it was reported Inflation in Argentina reached 6% in January of 2023, according to a report from the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) released Tuesday, which also showed the interannual consumer price index went up 98.8%. It was the highest monthly rate since 1991 when it reached 84%.

Thousands of pregnant Russian women fly to Argentina

Published: 02/11/2023 in BBC News - World

The women are trying to ensure their children obtain Argentinian passports, officials say.

AgustĂ­n Rossi picked to succeed Manzur as Argentina's Cabinet Chief

Published: 02/11/2023 in MercoPress

Rossi has not commented on his future appointment until it becomes official Former Defense Minister and current Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) Director Agustín Rossi has been chosen to become Argentina's new Cabinet Chief next week due to Juan Manzur's resignation to handle the ruling party's campaign in the province of Tucumán, Casa Rosada sources said Friday.

Reopening of Argentina's embassy in Bangladesh made official

Published: 02/10/2023 in MercoPress

Bangladesh celebrates Argentina's sporting achievements as if they were their own The reopening of Argentina's embassy in the People's Republic of Bangladesh was published Thursday in the Official Gazette. The diplomatic mission to be reopened in Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital, had been shut down in 1978 but interest from the South American country in the Asian nation resurfaced during the 2022 football World Cup, which was celebrated as if Bangladesh had defeated France in the final.

Malvinas to be returned to Argentina soon, says Argentine Defense Minister

Published: 02/09/2023 in MercoPress

Production of the IA-63 Pampa III is carried out at the Argentine Aircraft Factory (FAdeA) Argentine Defense Minister Jorge Taiana said the Malvinas Islands were to be restored “sooner rather than later... to its legitimate owners.” He made those remarks to veterans from the 1982 war attending the reopening of the Air Force's Base in Rìo Gallegos, from where converted training IA-63 Pampa III jets with fighting capabilities will “monitor and control” the South Atlantic enclave. The unit had not had combat aircraft since 1996.

Argentina agro-industry exports expected to drop some 28% this year because of the drought

Published: 02/09/2023 in MercoPress

Less exports means less hard currency (US dollars) and less tax revenue from export levies, says FADA Argentine agro-industrial exports are expected to climb to some US$ 47 billion this year, which is 28% less than in 2022 mainly because of the drought and lack of rains punishing most of the country's territory. The report is from the Argentine Agriculture for Development Foundation, FADA, based on lesser export estimates of grains, beef, and dairy produce.

Argentina's Victor Angelescu collecting scientific data for CCAMLR in South Georgia waters

Published: 02/09/2023 in MercoPress

Victor Angelescu is a state of the art research/survey vessel belonging to INIDEP, based in Mar del Plata.  Built in Spain at the ARMON Vigo shipyard 2016/17 The Commissioner of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, SGSSI, Ambassador Alison Blake CMG, GSSI has issued permission for the vessel Victor Angelescu to conduct a CCAMLR-notified survey in South Georgia waters from 07 February to 02 March 2023.

Argentina: Manzur resigning as Cabinet Chief next week

Published: 02/08/2023 in MercoPress

Manzur and Jaldo said they will be endorsing Alberto Fernández's reelection bid Argentine's Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur is to leave his post sometime next week, President Alberto FernĂ ndez announced during an event in TafĂ­ Viejo, in the province of Tucumán, where Manzur is Governor, albeit on unpaid leave.

BCRA's REM report forecasts 2023 inflation in Argentina will reach 97.6%

Published: 02/05/2023 in MercoPress

The new inflationary projections would mean a 0.8% improvement from 2022's figures but still one of the worst in the world With a Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January 2023 expected at 5.6%, Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) issued a report Friday forecasting that inflation for the entire year would be 97.6% while the country's Gross Domestic Product (the sum of all services and goods traded) will only grow by 0.5%.

Foreign Ministers of Argentina, TĂĽrkiye discuss bilateral relations

Published: 02/04/2023 in MercoPress

Cafiero and Çavusoglu signed a Protocol on Cooperation in Science, Technology, and Innovation Foreign Ministers Santiago Cafiero of Argentina and MevlĂĽt Çavusoglu of TĂĽrkiye held a meeting Friday in Istanbul to discuss bilateral ties, with a focus on science and trade, it was reported.

WB appoints new country director for Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay

Published: 02/04/2023 in MercoPress

Fay served as country director for Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru The World Bank (WB) announced this week the appointment of US-French Economist Marianne Fay as its new Director for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay to replace Jordan Schwartz, who will head the Eastern Europe division.

Argentina unveils new 2,000-peso banknote as inflation bites

Published: 02/02/2023 in BBC News - World

The new 2,000-peso note comes after the country's annual inflation rate soared to 95% lass year.

South Africa in naval drills with BRICS associates, Russia and China; Argentina waiting to join the block

Published: 02/01/2023 in MercoPress

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visited South Africa to hold talks with his counterpart Naledi Pandor South Africa confirmed plans to conduct joint naval drills with BRICS associates navies, Russia and China off its coast this month, from 17/27 February, next to the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

Census shows Argentina has a population of 46 million

Published: 02/01/2023 in MercoPress

“The 2022 Census covered 98.6% of segments nationwide. At an international level this is an extremely good level,” Lavagna said Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) Tuesday published the results of the 2022 survey, which showed that the country has 46,044,703 inhabitants in 17,805,711 households nationwide. The study also found that 48.22% of the total population was male and 51.76% female.

Universal Periodic Review of human rights: UK statement on Argentina

Published: 01/30/2023 in MercoPress

Rita French, Global Ambassador for Human Rights and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva The UK's International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French, gave a statement during Argentina’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council:

Argentina keeping an eye on Antarctica's new iceberg

Published: 01/26/2023 in MercoPress

“It is necessary to monitor when the icebreaker Irizar passes by that [the ice floe] is at a prudent distance,” Marinsek explained The Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA) warned that the iceberg that calved off the Brunt Ice Shelf into the Wedell Sea is such a large structure that any vessel coming its way would have to take evasive action. Hence, it is being monitored to make sure it does not affect the icebreaker ARA Almirante IrĂ­zar's route from Ushuaia to the Argentine bases in the region.

Argentina wants to buy Brazilian armored vehicles

Published: 01/25/2023 in MercoPress

Parts of the Guaraní 6x6 are manufactured at Iveco's factory in Córdoba, Argentina Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana undertook negotiations earlier this week with Brazil for the purchase of 156 Iveco Guarani 6x6 armored vehicles, it was reported. South America's largest country already has 500 units of the same model.

Argentina lifts export duties for automotive exports

Published: 01/06/2023 in MercoPress

“We want to reward the production of Argentine labor,” Massa explained Argentina's Economy Sergio Massa has announced that exports linked to the so-called automotive chain will not be charged in 2023 the additional duties applicable to other products sold abroad. Automotive exports are expected to grow between 10 and 15% this year after a 23.5% output increase in 2022.

Shortages forecast in Argentina due to restrictions on input imports

Published: 01/06/2023 in MercoPress

The situation got worse after the introduction of the new licensing system on Oct. 17, the Chamber of Chemical Products explained Argentina's Chamber of Chemical Products warned that due to the restrictions on imports, some critical inputs have been arriving in the country in smaller quantities, which might result in shortages of medicines, soft drinks, and shampoo, among other items.

Argentina's chief intelligence officer sues reporters

Published: 01/05/2023 in MercoPress

Rossi recalled that Argentina's Intelligence Act “protects with secrecy all the actions, functions, men and women who make up the AFI.” Argentina's former Defense Minister and current Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) Chief Agustín Rossi has filed charges against journalists and the outlets employing them for violating the Intelligence Act.

Debt swap brings relief to Argentina's coffers

Published: 01/04/2023 in MercoPress

In this new scenario, the Government will have to face the largest maturities in July, according to analysts in Buenos Aires' financial circles The Argentine government has successfully undertaken a debt swap in local pesos worth about US$ 16.813 billion, thus extending large maturities scheduled for the first quarter of the year, it was announced.

Circulation of Covid-19 increasing in Argentina

Published: 01/03/2023 in MercoPress

“We started 2023 with a very high circulation of Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2, concomitantly with influenza,” Rearte said Argentine health authorities Tuesday warned of an increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 and insisted there was "very high circulation" of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, due to which people were advised to update their vaccination scheme since immunity lasts about 4 months.

US favors supplying Argentina with vintage F16s to counter Chinese influence and despite UK's objection

Published: 01/02/2023 in MercoPress

A leading US Navy think tank feels it is imperative for the US to pay close attention to the South Atlantic given China's growing trade, financial, investment influence in countries such as Argentina, and suggests a joint security cooperation investment with the UK, but especially overcoming an "outdated United Kingdom post-Falklands War security policy"

Argentina wheat exports at their lowest, but record year for fertilizer consumption

Published: 12/30/2022 in MercoPress

Total consumption of fertilizers in Argentina added to 4.54 million tons in 2021/22, setting a  record, reported the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange Bad and good news from Argentina. Wheat exports are expected to hit their lowest point in eight years because of climate effects, especially La Nińa ravaging the country’s crops for the third consecutive reason, points out the Rosario Grains Exchange (BCR)

Scioli: Brazil once again Argentina's main trading partner

Published: 12/29/2022 in MercoPress

Under Scioli, Argentina's embassy in Brasilia is largely focused on trade Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil and former Vice President Daniel Scioli Wednesday highlighted the importance of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's victory and how it will help consolidate trade between South America's two largest countries.

Chilean timber company leaves highly volatile Argentina

Published: 12/29/2022 in MercoPress

Masisa joined Falabella, Cencosud, and Latam Airlines in the exodus of Chilean companies from Argentina Chilean timber company Masisa Wednesday announced it had liquidated all its assets in Argentina to abandon all its operations in the highly volatile neighboring country.

Argentina: New Plaza de Mayo grandson found within one week

Published: 12/29/2022 in MercoPress

Carlotto explained that Juan's mother had been abducted in Tucumán Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Wednesday announced that the 132nd grandson taken away from his blood family during Argentina's military dictatorship (1976-1983) had been found just 6 days after the discovery of Grandson # 131.

Argentina: Colombian drug lord returns home pending legal proceedings

Published: 12/28/2022 in MercoPress

Despite his ban from re-entering Argentine territory, Álvarez Meyendorff arrived at Ezeiza on Avianca's Flight 87 on Dec. 23 from Bogotá Colombian drug lord Ignacio Álvarez Meyendorff, who spent several days at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International Airport finally decided not to wait for the Argentine's Judiciary decision regarding his rejection by Migration authorities and flew back to his native country, it was reported Wednesday.

Financial mismanagement reported at Argentina's Health Ministry

Published: 12/27/2022 in MercoPress

Ginés González García was Health Minister at the time of the irregularities Serious irregularities have been detected by Argentina's National General Comptroller (AGN) in the handling of Health Ministry funds during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

Argentina to receive bivalent Covid-19 vaccines in first quarter of 2023

Published: 12/27/2022 in MercoPress

So far, the only bivalent vaccines developed and approved for use in humans are the adapted versions of Moderna Spikevax and Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty Argentina's Health Ministry Carla Vizzotti insisted that people needed to get an additional shot of Covid-19 vaccine if the last application was over 120 days ago, regardless of the number of doses taken previously, and announced the country would have bivalent vaccines available in the first quarter of 2023.

Venezuela closer to Mercosur and Argentina

Published: 12/27/2022 in MercoPress

Ambassador Oscar Laborde has already organized several trade missions to Caracas Venezuela's return to Mercosur, the resumption of flights between Buenos Aires and Caracas, and an invitation to President Nicolás Maduro to attend the CELAC summit in Buenos Aires next month are some of the signs showing the Argentine government's rapprochement with Chavismo. In addition to that, a rise in bilateral trade of up to 60% is expected.

Convicted Colombian drug lord waiting for clearance to enter Argentina

Published: 12/26/2022 in MercoPress

Ignacio Alvarez Meyendorff is banned from the Argentine territory but claims it is a humanitarian issue due to his diabetes A Colombian drug lord was denied entry into Argentina, where he was seeking to avoid deportation. Ignacio Alvarez Meyendorff, 62, arrived at the Ezeiza airport on Avianca's Flight 87 on Dec. 23 from Bogotá but the alarms went off the minute his name was punched into the migrations screens. He has remained at the airport since. He has a wife and four children in Buenos Aires. He

Argentina's Central Bank reserves up after IMF disbursements

Published: 12/23/2022 in MercoPress

“Continued decisive policy actions are beginning to bear fruit,” Gita Gopinath said Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) reserves went up this week after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to disburse nearly US$ 6 billion following a successful review of the South American country's third-quarter targets. Thus, the BCRA reserves went up from US$ 39.052 billion to US$ 43.263 billion in the last 24 hours.

Argentina: Grandmothers of Plazza de Mayo find 131st grandchild

Published: 12/23/2022 in MercoPress

Carlotto insisted her organization's work was constant, silent, patient, and loving undertaking and that there was still a long way to go. The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Thursday announced they had found the 131st grandchild born from parents who disappeared under the military dictatorship (1976-1983).

Indec reports Argentina's unemployment in 3Q at 7.1%

Published: 12/22/2022 in MercoPress

The Indec figures showed some interannual progress regarding unemployment Unemployment in Argentina in the third quarter of 2022 was 7.1%, according to a National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) report released Wednesday.

Ex UK ambassador Mark Kent celebrates Argentina's World Cup but regrets Carmona's attitude

Published: 12/21/2022 in MercoPress

Ex ambassador Kent added, “If you wish to manipulate a great sports success of your country for your own political gains, fine. What a pity. But I am not surprised” (Pic Infobae) The head of Argentina's Malvinas, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Islands, Guillermo Carmona had a Twitter exchange with former UK ambassador in Buenos Aires Mark Kent, who congratulated and celebrated the Argentine team's win of the Football World Cup in Qatar.

World Cup 2022: Argentina abandon Buenos Aires bus parade amid jubilant scenes

Published: 12/20/2022 in BBC News - World

Argentina's World Cup winners have to abandon an open-top bus and take a helicopter ride over the millions of fans celebrating in Buenos Aires.

BBC correspondent mobbed by joyous Argentina fans

Published: 12/20/2022 in BBC News - World

The BBC's Katy Watson was surrounded by fans when reporting on World Cup celebrations in Buenos Aires.

Triumphant Argentina given heroes' welcome in Buenos Aires

Published: 12/20/2022 in BBC News - World

Lionel Messi's World Cup winners are greeted by thousands of fans in the early hours in Buenos Aires.

World Cup 2022: Argentina return home and bank holiday declared

Published: 12/20/2022 in BBC News - World

World Cup winners Argentina are greeted by jubilant fans at Buenos Aires airport and a bank holiday is declared in the country.

Argentina: World Cup winners arrive in Buenos Aires after Qatar victory

Published: 12/20/2022 in BBC News - World

Watch the Argentina team, led by captain Lionel Messi, arrive in Buenos Aires after winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

World Cup 2022: How the world reacted to Argentina's win

Published: 12/19/2022 in BBC News - World

One newspaper suggests a destiny has been fulfilled for Lionel Messi, while another says it is "spring once again in Argentina" - BBC Sport looks at how the world reacted to the World Cup final.

Multiple celebration scenarios await world champions in Argentina

Published: 12/19/2022 in MercoPress

Argentine authorities were reportedly considering the possibility of declaring a national holiday Tuesday Argentine President Alberto Fernández and Security Minister Aníbal Fernández have been discussing the national football team's return from Qatar with the World Cup in the bag. But neither of them knows exactly what to expect or prepare for.

Fifa World Cup: India couple marry in France, Argentina football shirts

Published: 12/19/2022 in BBC News - World

They refused to let go of their football rivalry even on their wedding day.

World Cup 2022: 'Argentina really needed this win'

Published: 12/19/2022 in BBC News - World

Victory in the 2022 World Cup has bought relief to many in a country facing continuing economic problems.

Watch: Millions Celebrate World Cup Victory At Iconic Argentina Monument

Published: 12/18/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Watching football icon Lionel Messi inspire Argentina to World Cup glory on Sunday made the economic suffering engulfing the country "worth it," according to ecstatic fans.

World Cup 2022: Elation in Argentina, sorrow in France - fans react

Published: 12/18/2022 in BBC News - World

The party has only just started in Buenos Aires, but in Paris the crowds have already gone home.

World Cup final: Argentina beat France on penalties in dramatic Qatar showpiece

Published: 12/18/2022 in BBC News - World

Lionel Messi leads Argentina to World Cup glory, beating France on penalties in one of the most thrilling climaxes in final history.

Argentina's largest province joins list of those banning alcohol while driving

Published: 12/16/2022 in MercoPress

During the first year of the law, offenders with up to 499 milligrams of alcohol per liter of blood will be spared the ban but will need to take a road safety course The Argentine Province of Buenos Aires, the largest in the country, has enacted a law establishing the maximum amount of blood alcohol for drivers is zero. The zero-tolerance measure also establishes fines, arrests, and the withholding of the divers' license for offenders.

Argentina's inflation for November set at 4.9%

Published: 12/16/2022 in MercoPress

November's CPI was also the lowest since the 4.7% recorded in February Argentina's Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 4.9% in November for an accumulated 85.3% in the first eleven months of the year, according to a report released Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec).

Messi's Argentina crush Croatia and advance to Qatar 2022 World Cup final

Published: 12/13/2022 in MercoPress

Messi's class and Julián Álvarez's finishing proved too strong for Croatia Argentina's Lionel Messi and Julián Álvarez were too tough an opposition to the 2018 runners-up Croatia as Argentina breezed through to the Qatar 2002 football World Cup final with a 3-0 victory.

World Cup 2022: Argentina 3-0 Croatia - Messi and Alvarez put their side into World Cup final

Published: 12/13/2022 in BBC News - World

Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez were on target as Argentina beat Croatia to reach the World Cup final.

Argentina and three other countries take diplomatic turn and ask for Castillo's restitution in Peru

Published: 12/13/2022 in MercoPress

Castillo has been a victim of anti-democratic harassment from day one, the statement highlighted The governments of Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia have changed their position regarding the political crisis in Peru, which worsened in the last days after the removal of former president Pedro Castillo from office by the Congress. The government of Alberto Fernandez supported in the last hours the former president, currently under arrest and requesting asylum in Mexico, after the Argentinean Foreign Ministry criticized Castillo for altering the "constitutional order" after attempting a self-coup in which he tried to dissolve the Parliament.

World Bank US$ 200 million to help close the digital divide in Argentina

Published: 12/13/2022 in MercoPress

“Strengthening data infrastructure to close the digital divide in Argentina” according Massa The World Bank approved a US$ 200 million loan to support Argentina's digital transformation and the closing of the digital divide by expanding the connectivity offer, building a network of data centers, and implementing digital skills training for individuals and enterprises.

Argentina to release a "Malvinas 40th Anniversary Yearbook" on January 3 when Britain 'usurped' the Islands

Published: 12/13/2022 in MercoPress

Carmona said that the Argentine government has again given foreign policy full priority to the Malvinas Question. “It's no longer a mere declaration but a crucial knot of our foreign policy” The Argentine foreign ministry is planning to release a Yearbook, on the 40th anniversary of the Falklands/Malvinas war, reporting on all the activities displayed both domestically and internationally, with the purpose of honoring all combatants and Veterans, plus emphasizing the "inalienable sovereignty rights of Argentina over the Islands, usurped by Britain in 1833". The launching date will take place on 3rd January 2023.

Argentina: Prosecutor who got CFK convicted assaulted at a restaurant

Published: 12/12/2022 in MercoPress

Other people applauded a as he arrived at the restaurant Argentine Prosecutor Diego Luciani, who earlier this month got Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) convicted of corruption in the National Highway Directorate (DNV) case, was assaulted during the weekend while dining at a Mar del Plata restaurant.

COVID-19 keeps spreading in Argentina: 7 people reported dead

Published: 12/12/2022 in MercoPress

“If more than four months have passed since the last dose [of vaccine], a booster [dose]should be applied,” the Health Ministry insisted Argentine health authorities have announced an alarming increase in the number of cases of COVID-19, which has doubled in the past week and grown above 1100% in one month. COVID-19-related deaths were reported to have amounted to 7 last week.

Argentina's black players: A WaPo article on race revisited

Published: 12/11/2022 in MercoPress

One of the few occasions Chocolate Baley got to play ahead of the 1978 World Cup. Second from the left kneeling is teammate Ossie Ardiles By Mordechai Taji - A Washington Post article last week resurfaced the issue that Argentina's national football team featured no black players, as opposed to Germany, Spain, France, and other European squads.

Argentina to reopen embassy in Bangladesh

Published: 12/11/2022 in MercoPress

In August this year, Cafiero met with his Bangladeshi counterpart, Abul Kalam Abdul Momen Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero announced his country would be reopening its embassy in Bangladesh after 40 years, a decision most likely boosted by the Asian country's support of Lionel Messi's team playing the football World Cup in Qatar.

Argentina reaches Qatar semifinals after cliffhanger win on penalties over The Netherlands

Published: 12/09/2022 in MercoPress

Dibu Martínez was the hero of the night Lionel Messi's Argentina set up a semifinal date with Croatia at the 2022 Qatar football World Cup with a 4-3 win over The Netherlands on penalties after a 2-2 draw.

World Cup 2022: Argentina beat the Netherlands in penalty shoot-out to reach semi-finals

Published: 12/09/2022 in BBC News - World

Argentina will face Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals after beating the Netherlands in a penalty shoot-out as Lionel Messi scores and Emiliano Martinez saves two spot-kicks.

Environmental emergency decreed in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego due to forest fires

Published: 12/09/2022 in MercoPress

Airlifted firefighting was expected to continue, weather permitting, SNMF announced Authorities in the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego have declared an environmental emergency this week and extended a ban on lighting fires in wild areas until 2024 due to the increasing number of forest fires.

Argentina: COVID-19 spreading faster in Province of BA that in CABA

Published: 12/09/2022 in MercoPress

Flu symptoms in CABA are more likely to correspond to COVID-19 than to influenza The Argentine province of Buenos Aires has reported the fastest pace in the growing number of COVID-19 cases, surpassing that of the City of Buenos Aires which was leading national statistics up until this week.

Argentina: CFK sentenced to six years in jail for corruption

Published: 12/06/2022 in MercoPress

The ruling can be appealed so in practice nothing will change until all objections up to the Supreme Court have been exhausted Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) has been found guilty of corruption for fraudulent administration and sentenced to six years in jail plus a lifetime disenfranchisement, the Buenos Aires Federal Oral Court #2 announced Tuesday.

Cristina Fernández: Argentina awaits verdict in VP's trial

Published: 12/06/2022 in BBC News - World

Cristina Fernández is accused of leading a conspiracy to award public work contracts to a friend.

Argentina to take over Mercosur's pro-tempore presidency amid Uruguay's solo deals

Published: 12/06/2022 in MercoPress

The next logical step for Mercosur is to trade with the Caribbean Argentina is to take over Tuesday the pro-tempore presidency of Mercosur from Uruguay in Montevideo, where the hosts' unilateral search for other markets behind the regional bloc's back has stirred controversies.

Argentina signs deal with US regarding undeclared taxpayers' assets

Published: 12/06/2022 in MercoPress

All accounts will be reported, regardless of their size Argentina's Superminister of Economy, Industry, and Agriculture Sergio Massa Monday signed an agreement with US Ambassador Marc Stanley for the automatic exchange between the two countries of information about undeclared assets owned by local taxpayers.

COVID-19 infections 280% up in Argentina

Published: 12/05/2022 in MercoPress

Health ministers Vizzotti and Kreplak spoke in favor of returning to facemasks in closed settings Argentine health authorities reported Sunday a 280% increase in COVID-19 infections in one week, with 12,609 new detections and 9 deaths, a 12.5% increase.

Argentina through to Qatar 2022 quarterfinals

Published: 12/03/2022 in MercoPress

It was Messi's 1000th game with the Argentine jersey Argentina and The Netherlands are to clash on Dec. 9 in the first quarterfinal match of the Qatar 2022 football World Cup after beating Australia 2-1 and the United States 3-1 respectively Saturday, on the first day of the knockout competition.

Argentina grants political asylum to former Ecuadorian Minister convicted of corruption

Published: 12/02/2022 in MercoPress

Duarte was sentenced to 8 years in prison for taking bribes in a case linked to the Odeqbrecht scandal while she was Transport Minister under then-President Correa Citing humanitarian grounds, the Government of Argentina has granted diplomatic asylum to the Ecuadorian national Maria de los Angeles Duarte Pesantes, a former official under former President Rafael Correa.

Congressman Milei, the lesser evil for Argentina's elections next year

Published: 12/02/2022 in MercoPress

Even Milei had negative figures in the innovative study, albeit not as bad as the other candidates A Mendoza-based polling firm has carried out an innovative study on the most likely candidates to run for president of Argentina in 2023 and found that Libertarian Deputy Javier Milei was deemed the "lesser evil."

Argentina to oppose Kosovo troops training at Falklands

Published: 12/02/2022 in MercoPress

Militarizing the South Atlantic would be against UN resolutions, Argentina's Foreign Ministry claimed Argentina's Foreign Ministry Thursday said it would strongly object to the presence of Kosovo troops in the Falkland Islands even if for training purposes because it would be in violation of UN resolutions.

Argentina's new Transport Minister sworn in

Published: 12/02/2022 in MercoPress

Giuliano was recommended for the position by his predecessor Alexis Guerrera Rosario lawyer Diego Giuliano was sworn in Thursday as Argentina's new Transport Minister. He was appointed to succeed Alexis Guerrera, who resigned earlier this week citing personal "health" problems.

Digitalized documenst on Argentina's Falklands claim made available to the public

Published: 12/01/2022 in MercoPress

Cafiero argued that “activating the memory means informing on our history, which implies understanding the whole historic background, giving us a chance to revalue our claim arguments” Argentina announced the digitalization of many relevant documents referred to the country's claim over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands and which a first delivery has been made available in the web page "Malvinas nos Une" (Malvinas Unites Us).

Football World Cup: Messi's Argentina finish top of Group C after all

Published: 11/30/2022 in MercoPress

Messi had a penalty kick saved by Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny in the first half Argentina advanced to the round of 16 at the football World Cup in Qatar after a 2-0 victory over Poland, who also made it through despite their loss after Mexico were unable to overcome the goal difference in their narrow 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia.

Increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Argentina calls for precaution, not alarm

Published: 11/30/2022 in MercoPress

There are currently “less than 300 people in ICU for COVID-19 when we used to have 8,000 in times of stress,” Vizzotti explained Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Wednesday issued a series of recommendations given the increase in the number of COVID-19 infections nationwide.

Argentina: CFK likens court trying her to “a firing squad”

Published: 11/30/2022 in MercoPress

Those who brought back the IMF and borrowed 45 billion dollars have no problem -  they are in Qatar watching the World Cup, CFK said about Macri Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) likened the court to a firing squad in her “Last Words” Tuesday before judgment is passed in the case against her for alleged acts of corruption during her two-term presidency (2008-2015) regarding spending by the National Highway Administration (DNV).

Argentina's first-ever openly gay minister resigns

Published: 11/29/2022 in MercoPress

“It fills us with deep joy that Alexis Guerrera has assumed as the first openly gay minister in the history of our country,” the Argentine LGBT+ Federation had said in May of 2021 Argentine President Alberto Fernández Tuesday accepted the resignation of the country's first-ever openly gay cabinet member. Transport Minister Alexis Guerrera announced he would leave his post due to health-related "strictly personal matters."

Climate change consequences drastically cutting Argentina's winter and summer crops

Published: 11/29/2022 in MercoPress

Corn planting has been completed on 3,3 million hectares, 32% less that the intended area and the smallest for this time of the year since the 2015/16 harvest Climate change reality has caught up with Argentina with mounting uncertainties about summer crops, since the sowing of soybeans and corn is already below 40% of last year, already diminished.

Caps on fuel prices announced to curb Argentina's inflation

Published: 11/28/2022 in MercoPress

Gasoline went up far below overall inflation Argentina's Superminister of Economy, Industry and Agriculture Sergio Massa reached an agreement with oil companies whereby fuel joins the list of care-for prices. Hence, the price at pumps may not go up above a 4% monthly ceiling until March, it was announced in Buenos Aires.

Loan to Argentina to strengthen marine resources sustainability and agricultural health

Published: 11/28/2022 in MercoPress

INIDEP facilities in Mar del Plata; the loan contemplates building an oceanographic vessel Argentina is receiving a US$ 125 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to help Argentina strengthen its agricultural health services and enhance the sustainability of its marine resources.

World Cup: Argentina still in contention

Published: 11/28/2022 in MercoPress

Mexican fans pull Falklands card to mock Argentina supporters in Qatar After Mexican fans staged bravados against those of Argentina in Qatar with chants regarding the Malvinas/Falklands issue, the South Americans Saturday stood up to their historical superiority and scored a 2-0 victory that kept them in contention for a berth in the next round.

Saudi Arabia Coach Denies Players Will Get Rolls Royce After Argentina Win

Published: 11/26/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

The Saudi Arabia head coach Herve Renard has denied claims that his entire team was being gifted Rolls Royce by the country's royal family after their stunning World Cup victory over Argentina.

Argentina's Lower House passes zero-alcohol for drivers bill

Published: 11/26/2022 in MercoPress

Too many families have lost their loved ones to drunk drivers, Congressman Rizzotti said Argentina's Lower House has this week passed a zero-alcohol-while-driving bill which still needs to go through the Senate to become a fully enforceable norm.

Mexican fans pull Falklands card to mock Argentina supporters in Qatar

Published: 11/25/2022 in MercoPress

Two fierce clashes between Argentine and Mexican fans were reported in Doha, which resulted in people injured and arrested. Argentine and Mexican fans did not get along very well in Qatar, particularly after provocative chants underlining that "in the Malvinas (Falklands) they speak English."

Argentina: Milei and Bullrich share common values ahead of 2023 elections

Published: 11/25/2022 in MercoPress

Milei dubbed the “soft” side of JxC as “Kirchnerism reloaded” Argentine Liberal Deputy Javier Milei admitted he would gladly face PRO Chairwoman (and Presidential hopeful) Patricia Bullrich in next year's primary elections and if he loses he would agree to serve as Minister of Economy under her.

Energy agreement between Argentina and Brazil extended

Published: 11/25/2022 in MercoPress

The agreement allows the use of the Bilateral Local Currency Payment System Argentina and Brazil agreed to extend the current Memorandum of Energy Exchange until 2025, it was reported Thursday. The document, which provides for the exchange of electric power and natural gas between both countries, was about to expire. As per its new wording, the agreement is to be automatically renewed every four years.

High-tech telescope launched in northern Argentina observatory

Published: 11/24/2022 in MercoPress

The instrument was developed in France between 2008 and 2018 and tested between 2019 and 2020 A new high-tech telescope has been launched at the observatory in Alto Chorrillos, near San Antonio de Los Cobres, in the Argentine province of Salta.

Argentina objects to the presence of Prince Anne in the Falklands, "a discourtesy" complains Carmona

Published: 11/23/2022 in MercoPress

Princess Anne meets the experts who helped clear the Falklands of mines From Buenos Aires, Argentina objected to the presence of Princess Anne in the Falkland Islands during her six-day visit, with a brief release.

Messi's Argentina dealt major blow in World Cup opener

Published: 11/23/2022 in MercoPress

Brazilian fans celebrated their arch-rivals' 2-1 loss to underdogs Saudi Arabia Lionel Messi's Argentina was dealt a major upset Tuesday after losing 2-1 to underdogs Saudi Arabia in their opening game at the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.

World Cup 2022: Superb Saudi Arabia beat Argentina 2-1 in Group C opener

Published: 11/22/2022 in BBC News - World

Saudi Arabia, ranked 51st in the world, pull off one of the World Cup's biggest shocks as they beat two-time winners Argentina in Lusail.

Argentina promoting medium and small companies exports to UK

Published: 11/22/2022 in MercoPress

Argentine wine exports to UK in 2021 totaled US$ 105 million Sponsored by the Argentine Foreign and International trade ministry, a business delegation from Argentina visited the UK for a round of negotiations involving companies linked to the food and beverage industries.

COVID-19 back on the rise in Argentina

Published: 11/22/2022 in MercoPress

Four of the victims died in Entre Ríos, one in Corrientes, and one in Mendoza. Six people were reported Sunday to have died of COVID-19 in Argentina as 2,206 new infections were detected last week nationwide, a 48% increase in just one week (1,486 by Nov. 13).

Hebe de Bonafini: Co-founder of Argentina's Plaza de Mayo mothers group dies at 93

Published: 11/20/2022 in BBC News - World

Hebe de Bonafini co-founded the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo group during Argentina's Dirty War.

CFK says she can get Argentina back up but does not announce her candidacy

Published: 11/18/2022 in MercoPress

As General Juan Perón used to say, “everything in its time and harmoniously,” CFK told her followers Despite not admitting explicitly whether she would run for president next year, Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner underlined Thursday in La Plata that the people of Argentina must choose "if they want to return to make that Argentina they once had".

Argentina granted US$ 125mn loan from IDB

Published: 11/18/2022 in MercoPress

The allowance seeks ”to improve the control of pests that affect the country's zoophytosanitary heritage among other developments The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$ 125 million loan for Argentina to strengthen the country's agricultural health services and the sustainability of its marine resources, it was announced Thursday.

No devaluation needed for now in Argentina

Published: 11/17/2022 in MercoPress

A devaluation is not necessary for now, because exports of industrial goods grew 20% between January and October The Argentine administration of President Alberto Fernández has been reported to have under its sleeve a strong trade surplus for the month of October with which pressure to devalue the local peso will be deflected, at least for now.

Moody's: Argentina remains high-risk for 2023

Published: 11/17/2022 in MercoPress

Moody's Torres said 2023 will be “a difficult year” The credit-risk rating agency Moody's insisted this week that Argentina's main concern for the foreseeable future was its domestic debt in local pesos while the country keeps swerving through its financial mercuriality in an electoral year.

Georgieva tells Fernández Argentina needs to remain "on course"

Published: 11/16/2022 in MercoPress

Fernández has boarded his presidential aircraft back to Buenos Aires via Madrid International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Wednesday told Argentine President Alberto Fernández during the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, that it was "very important" that his country stayed on "course as it has done so successfully during the past few months."

Indec says Argentina's inflation for October reached 6.3%

Published: 11/16/2022 in MercoPress

Tuesday's interannual figures were also the highest since the end of hyperinflation in the early 1990s Argentina's inflation reached 6.3% in October for an 88% interannual result, according to the latest report from the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec). According to current projections, it may reach 100% by the end of the year.

Argentina expected wheat production down drastically because of drought

Published: 11/14/2022 in MercoPress

“The current scenario that Argentine wheat is going through is one of enormous uncertainty, and there may continue to be further cuts,” the Rosario exchange warned The 2022/23 wheat harvest forecast in Argentina has been cut to 11.8 million tons, down from 13.7 million tons previously, the Rosario grains exchange said in its latest report, warning it could fall further amid a protracted drought that is causing great losses for farmers and foreign currency short Argentina.

Argentina's prices too difficult to match, Uruguayan president admits

Published: 11/12/2022 in MercoPress

Lacalle and Arbeleche discussed sending a bill to Congress to change the border law. Photo: Uruguayan Presidency Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Friday insisted his country could not compete with Argentina's prices due to the difference in currency exchange rates and pledges to advance new measures to help businesses in bordering areas heavily affected by residents doing their shopping on the other side.

Foreign travelers flock to Argentina

Published: 11/10/2022 in MercoPress

In the first ten months of 2022, accumulated expenditures by foreign tourists reached US$ 2.519 billion Argentina welcomed 410,000 foreign travelers in October, 76% more than in 2019, the last "normal" year before the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing restrictions, the Tourism Ministry reported Wednesday.

Argentina's industries highlight exports needed to make up for lack of US dollars

Published: 11/10/2022 in MercoPress

Leaders of Argentina's Industrial Union (UIA) Wednesday highlighted the country's export potential, particularly that of Vaca Muerta, to make up for the loss of foreign currency affecting the nation's coffers.

Extension granted to companies searching for oil off Argentina's shores

Published: 11/09/2022 in MercoPress

The companies had difficulties carrying out the committed tasks due to the COVID-19 pandemic sanitary restrictions Argentina's Energy Secretariat extended until 2024 the oil offshore exploration permits of ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum (QP) to operate in the Argentine Sea, it was reported earlier this week in the Official Gazette.

Argentina to create yet another dollar exchange rate

Published: 11/08/2022 in MercoPress

The new conversion rate would apply to exports of fruit and wine from regions affected by adverse weather such as Cuyo, Massa said Argentina's Superminister of Economy, Industry, and Agriculture Sergio Massa Monday announced the creation of yet a new parity between the local currency and the US dollar to be applied to regional economies.

Agreement between Argentina, U.S. on undeclared deposits ready to be signed

Published: 11/05/2022 in MercoPress

Argentine residents are believed to have US$ 100 billion in undeclared accounts in the US Argentina's "Superminister" of Economy, Industry, and Agriculture Sergio Massa is counting on an agreement to be signed with the United States shortly to detect undeclared bank accounts abroad which would allow holders to evade taxes.

Revolución Federal leades indicted in Argentina

Published: 11/04/2022 in MercoPress

The defendants “carried out a criminal plan,” the judge said Argentine Federal Judge Marcelo Martínez de Giorgi Thursday approved the indictment of the four leaders of the Revolución Federal (RF) rightwing activist group who were arrested on his orders last week and released by a court of appeals on Tuesday.

UK Chagos Devolution: Argentina urges bilateral negotiations on Falklands' sovereignty

Published: 11/04/2022 in MercoPress

Carmona celebrated UK's initiative as “the triumph of justice, peace and International Law over the intransigence of the colonial powers” As was expected the Argentine reaction to Britain's negotiations with the Republic of Mauritius for the return of the Chagos archipelago, including Diego García island, has been immediate with a long release from the Foreign Ministry, once again calling for full negotiations on the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.

Brazilian Tourist Killed By Falling Ice In Argentina's Patagonian Cave

Published: 11/03/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

A tourist identified by local media as a Brazilian man died near Argentina's southern city of Ushuaia after being hit by a block of ice that broke off the roof of a Patagonian cave, local police said...

Argentina's timber industry risks closure due to lack of foreign inputs

Published: 11/03/2022 in MercoPress

Paying AR$ 300 for US$ 1 does not add up when the export of the manufactured item yields a return of AR$ 150 for each dollar The Argentine Chamber of the Wood Industry (CAIMA) has warned that local producers may soon be forced to halt all activity due to the lack of imported inputs stemming from the restrictions imposed by President Alberto Fernández's administration on purchases abroad.

Miss Puerto Rico And Miss Argentina Reveal That They're Married, See Post

Published: 11/03/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

The video showcased moments from their relationship, including romantic walks on the beach, cuddles and a sweet proposal.

Increase in dengue cases in Brazil poses threat to Argentina

Published: 11/02/2022 in MercoPress

“What happens in Brazil may have repercussions in Argentina,” Tejerina warned A leading Argentine scientist believes that the increase in the number of cases of dengue reported in neighboring Brazil requires action from local health authorities amid threats of local outbreaks.

Argentina: Higher court orders rebel group leaders be released

Published: 11/02/2022 in MercoPress

Basile insists she demonstrated for equality before the law and denied any connection with the attempted murder against CFK A Buenos Aires Federal Court of Appeals Tuesday ordered the release of the members of the rebel group Revolución Federal who have been arrested for alleged incitement to violence.

Argentina to start applying 5th dose of COVID-19 vax

Published: 10/31/2022 in MercoPress

The XBB subvariant is expanding rapidly in a world where sanitary measures have been relaxed Argentina's Federal Health Council (COFESA) has agreed to move on with the fifth dose, or third booster of a Covid-19 vaccine por patients who received the second dose over 120 before.

Argentina clinches agreement with Paris Club

Published: 10/29/2022 in MercoPress

The new deal will help cut down Argentina's economic and financial imbalances Argentina's superminister Sergio Massa Friday announced a deal had been reached with the Paris Club for the repayment of Argentina's debt amounting to US$ 1.972 billion.

Brazil will construct a fertilizer plant in the southern state of Paraná, close to Argentina and Paraguay

Published: 10/29/2022 in MercoPress

Despite being an agricultural global giant, Brazil is forced to import 85% of the fertilizers it consumes he Brazilian Social Development Bank (BNDES) will finance the construction of a fertilizer factory and accessory storage facilities in Paranaguá for an estimated US$ 15 million.

Argentina to disregard EBY deal between Cartes and Macri

Published: 10/28/2022 in MercoPress

Duarte Frutos and Massa met earlier this week Argentina's Economy Ministry told Paraguayan authorities at the Binational Yacyretá Entity (EBY) that the agreement between former Presidents Horacio Cartes and Mauricio Macri will no longer be put for consideration before Congress in Buenos Aires.

Hong Kong solution for Falklands? but remember Islanders live in a developed country and not a miserable one as Argentina

Published: 10/26/2022 in MercoPress

Lawmaker Javier Milei proposes orthodox economics including eliminating the central bank, to prevent money printing, and has become a serious candidate for the 2023 presidential election A rising star in Argentine politics, promising orthodox economic policies, and with ascending presidential chances among a population fed up with rampant corruption, inflation and government handouts instead of jobs, Javier Milei has pledged a Hong Kong similar solution for the disputed Falkland Islands, if he makes it to the Pink House in Buenos Aires, next year.

Argentina: rebel leaders not to be released for now, judge says

Published: 10/24/2022 in MercoPress

The judge believes they could hinder the investigation and intimidate victims and witnesses Argentine Judiciary authorities explained that the members of the Revolución Federal (RF) rebel group arrested last week (Jonathan Morel, Sabrina Basile Gastón Guerra, and Leonardo Sosa) will not be freed for now because they could hinder the investigation and "intimidate" victims and witnesses.

Argentina: Milei likely to make it to the runoff next year, poll shows

Published: 10/24/2022 in MercoPress

Milei's challenge to Argentina's political status quo is to be taken seriously Argentine media reported over the weekend that ultraliberal Congressman Javier Milei might make it to the runoff in next year's presidential elections, which would bring an end to the polarization between the leftwing Peronists of the Everybody's Front (Frente de Todos - FdT) and the center-leftists of Together for Change (Juntos por el Cambio - JxC).

Argentina's wheat harvest the worst in seven years caused by climate variability

Published: 10/22/2022 in MercoPress

Rosario grains exchange cut its 2022/23 harvest forecast to 15 million tons, down from 16 million tons estimated last week Argentina's projected wheat harvest, "is in a very critical situation, and could get worse". announced Rosario grains exchange which cut its 2022/23 harvest forecast to 15 million tons, down from 16 million tons estimated last week

Argentina's Supreme Court against paying income tax

Published: 10/22/2022 in MercoPress

Since all judges are equally affected, surrogate magistrates would need to be appointed if the bill is passed Argentina's Supreme Court is under alert after the 2023 Budget Bill sent to Congress includes a provision whereby Judiciary magistrates and clerks would pay income taxes, from which they are exempted on arguable Constitutional grounds.

Falklands/Malvinas: Ecuador Legislative overwhelmingly votes in support of Argentina's claims

Published: 10/20/2022 in MercoPress

President Lasso visited Argentina last April, but Carmona apparently did not receive a reciprocity treatment from the Ecuadorean foreign ministry Ecuador's one House Legislative Assembly overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday in support of Argentina and “its battle in defense of Malvinas, South Georgia, and South Sandwich Islands, and adjoining maritime and insular spaces”, which according to the Argentine ministry of foreign affairs, “are illegitimately occupied by the United Kingdom”.

Argentina celebrates return of Maradona's World Cup final shirt

Published: 10/20/2022 in BBC News - World

It was donated by Germany's Lothar Matthäus, who swapped shirts with Maradona during the 1986 final.

Milei plans to "dollarize" economy if elected President of Argentina

Published: 10/20/2022 in MercoPress

Ambassador Stanley has met with almost every political leader in the country Argentine Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei told US Ambassador Marc Stanley he would "dollarize" Argentina if he is elected president in 2023 during a meeting Wednesday at the Embassy in Buenos Aires.

Argentina's Cabinet Minister to leave office next year

Published: 10/20/2022 in MercoPress

Manzur's departure will be coordinated with President Fernández when a suitable replacement has been found Argentine Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur Wednesday took part in a ministerial gathering at Casa Rosada after admitting he would leave his job "next year" to return to Tucumán.

Brazilian firm pledges US$ 100 to lithium project in Argentina

Published: 10/20/2022 in MercoPress

The new Unipar plant will generate 250 direct jobs Brazil's Unipar has pledged to invest over US$ 100 million in lithium and renewable energies over the next three years in Argentina, it was announced.

Lacalle Pou: Argentina's protectionist measures detrimental to Uruguay

Published: 10/19/2022 in MercoPress

Uruguayans flock to the border crossings every weekend. Photo: Presidency Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou criticized Argentina's recent economic measures saying they "do not go with the spirit of Mercosur."

Macri endorses Bullrich for president of Argentina

Published: 10/19/2022 in MercoPress

Argentina's last savior was Maradona, Macri said Former Argentine President Mauricio Macri said he envisioned a country in which PRO Chairwoman would win the 2023 elections, thus sending a message to Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, who also plans to enter the Juntos por el Cambio coalition primaries.

UK and Argentina clash at UN Fourth Committee on Decolonization over Falklands, South Atlantic Islands and self determination

Published: 10/19/2022 in MercoPress

The Committee took the draft resolution titled “Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples” Among the several issues addressed by the UN Fourth Committee was the draft resolution titled “Dissemination of information on decolonization”, contained in Chapter XIII of the Special Committee’s report. The text was approved by a recorded vote of 143 in favour to 3 against (Israel, United Kingdom, United States) and 1 abstention (France).

Petrobras leaving Argentina to seek more profitable investments

Published: 10/15/2022 in MercoPress

Petrobras wants to shift toward deepwater hydrocarbon exploitation Brazilian oil company Petrobras Friday announced its intention to leave Argentina and has therefore launched the sale of its stake in Posa, its local subsidiary, which holds a 33.6 % of the Río Neuquén Field.

Mercosur wheat: Argentina lack of water, in Brazil is has been pouring for the last month

Published: 10/15/2022 in MercoPress

Argentina, has seen its 2022/23 wheat harvest forecast slashed by the Rosario grains exchange to 16.5 million tons, which would be the lowest in seven years Extreme situations with the Mercosur wheat crop: while in Argentina drought is drastically cutting production volumes, in Parana, one of the leading wheat states in Brazil, rainfall has plagued harvests.

Argentina close to new deal with Paris Club

Published: 10/14/2022 in MercoPress

Massa is scheduled to travel to France later this month Economy Minister Sergio Massa Thursday announced he was close to reaching an agreement with the Paris Club for the repayment of Argentina's debt due by May 2020, which was affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Argentina: Pichetto to make presidential bid in 2023

Published: 10/13/2022 in MercoPress

Pichetto proposed a tax and labor reform that benefits the poor and favors formal employment over government handouts. Argentina's comptroller and former Vice-Presidential candidate Miguel Ángel Pichetto Wednesday launched his 2023 bid for Casa Rosada on behalf of "Encuentro Republicano Federal," the Peronist leg to enter the primaries within the Together for Chance (Juntos por el Cambio - JxC) opposition alliance.

President of the Mexican Hunting Federation dies in Argentina after being rammed by a buffalo

Published: 10/12/2022 in MercoPress

It occurred in a bush area near the border between Argentina and Uruguay, in Gualeguaychú. The president of the Mexican Hunting Federation, Mario Alberto Canales, died in Argentina when he was rammed by a buffalo he was trying to hunt in the province of Entre Ríos, in the northeast of the country, police sources reported Wednesday.

Argentina: No visitors allowed for hospitalized Hebe de Bonafini

Published: 10/11/2022 in MercoPress

Bonafini underwent routine tests and was visited by Buenos Aires Governor Axel Kicillof Plaza de Mayo Mothers leader Hebe de Bonafini, aged 93, was hospitalized in La Plata late Monday. Although she was said to be in good health, she will remain at La Plata's Hospital Italiano for monitoring purposes, it was reported.

Argentina burdened by high inflation and multiple exchange rates

Published: 10/11/2022 in MercoPress

President Fernández is scratching the bottom of the pot to keep the country's economy running Argentina's economy seems to have a dark future ahead, according to reports in Buenos Aires media highlighting that inflation in the first week of October alone reached 2.8 % in the price of food.

Argentina has ten companies in the “bad boys” list for involvement in Falklands oil activities

Published: 10/11/2022 in MercoPress

Navitas Petroleum that recently reached an agreement with Rockhopper Exploration in the Sea Lion project is the last company to join the list The Argentine Secretary of Malvinas affairs has included another oil company with interests in the Falklands hydrocarbons industry in the “list of bad boys” for allegedly operating without authorization from Argentina.

Argentina passes IMF test, gets US$ 3.8 billion

Published: 10/08/2022 in MercoPress

The Argentine Government expects another US$ 5.8 billion from the IMF soon The International Monetary Fund's Board of Directors Friday approved the 2022 second semester review, thus clearing the way for a US$ 3.8 billion disbursement in favor of Argentina.

Football violence in Argentina leaves one fan dead

Published: 10/07/2022 in MercoPress

Local police were not up to the occasion in La Plata One man died due to heart failure and a 7-year-old child lost his eyesight Thursday evening in the Argentine city of La Plata when police used teargas and rubber bullets as a group of supporters of the local football club Gimnasia y Esgrima -the club Diego Maradona was coaching when he died- crammed through the stadium's closed gates.

Argentina, Brazil, Mexico not siding with OAS on Russia statement

Published: 10/07/2022 in MercoPress

The OAS annual assembly began Wednesday with a video message from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky The delegations of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico were among those who refused to sign a statement from the Organization of American States (OAS) condemning Russia's military deployment in Ukraine as the continental group's 52nd General Assembly kicked off in Lima.

Latin American countries support Argentina's Falklands' claim at UN Fourth Committee

Published: 10/04/2022 in MercoPress

Uruguay’s representative, Carlos Amorin, speaking on behalf of Mercosur, was among many delegates expressing support for Argentina in its dispute on the sovereignty of the Falklands/Malvinas The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) began its general debate on decolonization and related agenda items on Monday, with speakers underscoring their nations’ commitment to eliminating colonialism in all corners of the world, with Latin American countries emphasizing in the Falklands/Malvinas dispute..

Argentina to be able to place satellites into orbit

Published: 10/04/2022 in MercoPress

“More satellite information will allow us to generate better living conditions here, in our land,” Fernández explained Argentine President Alberto Fernández Monday took center stage during the ceremony marking the start of the development of the satellite launcher Tronador II project at the Teófilo Tabanera Space Center in the province of Córdoba where a contract was signed between the National Commission of Space Activities (CONAE) and the company VENG.

Fernandez upgrades Falklands strategic position; promises to reinforce military presence in southern Argentina

Published: 10/03/2022 in MercoPress

Argentine president addresses the military top commanders promising more funding for defense equipment and better pay  Argentine president Alberto Fernández again claimed sovereignty over the Falklands and other South Atlantic Islands, "usurped" by the United Kingdom, asking London to comply with international resolutions, since "this occupation could limit the flow of vessels between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and the access to Antarctica."

Argentina launches Sustainable Transportation Plan

Published: 09/30/2022 in MercoPress

The Government of Argentina Thursday launched the National Sustainable Transportation Plan aimed at achieving 2030 goals regarding energy transition for passenger, cargo, and private vehicles.

Argentina: Milani not guilty in purchase of mansion above his paygrade

Published: 09/30/2022 in MercoPress

Milani has been acquitted in all the other cases filed against him since he went into retirement Former Argentine Army Chief of Staff General César Milani has been acquitted in the case of "illicit enrichment" filed against him for being unable to justify how he had managed to afford a luxurious residence in a most exclusive area north of Buenos Aires on his military officer's pay.

Several flights in Argentina grounded due to strike

Published: 09/27/2022 in MercoPress

“This strike affects all airlines,” Ceriani explained Union protests kept the ARA Libertad from docking on time, union measures halted tire production, and labor measures led to either the cancelation or postponement of several flights Tuesday at Buenos Aires' two airports, as well as in other air terminals nationwide.

Argentina's economic activity grows 5.6% YoY in July

Published: 09/27/2022 in MercoPress

“The priority is to continue growing while the macroeconomic variables are in order,” De Mendiguren argued Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) Monday released a report according to which the country's economic activity grew 5.6% interannually in July.

All tire-manufacturing plants in Argentina close down

Published: 09/26/2022 in MercoPress

The automotive industry might follow suit shortly without the input Argentina has ceased to be a tire-manufacturing country as labor conflicts resulted in the closing of all three plants nationwide, although some of these measures have been reported to be a temporary issue.

Argentina limits door-to-door purchases abroad

Published: 09/24/2022 in MercoPress

Expenditures abroad are expected to increase for the football World Cup and summer vacations Argentina's Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP) tax bureau has lowered the cap from US$ 3,000 to US$ 1,000 on door-to-door online purchases effective Sept. 23, in a move to curb foreign currency expenditures that drain the Central Bank's reserves.

Tourists leave hundreds of millions of dollars in Argentina

Published: 09/23/2022 in MercoPress

Brazilians, Uruguayans, and US nationals made for the bulk of foreign travelers arriving in the country Foreign tourists have left US$ 850 million in Argentina during the recent winter recess, Buenos Aires authorities reported this week. The local government also said 4,510,000 visitors had entered the country through all border crossings, of whom 2,312,000 were leisure travelers.

Argentina's Upper House okays Supreme Curt enlargement

Published: 09/23/2022 in MercoPress

Opposition Senator Naidenoff was confident the bill would not make it through the House of Deputies Argentina's Senate Thursday passed the bill to enlarge the Supreme Court from 5 to 15 judges. The bill now passes on to the Lower House for further parliamentary treatment.

Face masks no longer required in Argentina

Published: 09/22/2022 in MercoPress

ARS-CoV-2 is a seasonal circulation virus, Argentina's Health Ministry found Argentina's health authorities have decided that the wearing of face masks is no longer mandatory in any indoor setting, it was announced.

Cafiero discusses Argentina's accession to BRICS with Chinese colleague

Published: 09/22/2022 in MercoPress

Cafiero also thanked China for its support regarding the Malvinas / Falklands Question Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Wednesday discussed his country's joining BRICS with his Chinese colleague Wang Yi on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Western Uruguayans concerned over Argentina's low prices

Published: 09/21/2022 in MercoPress

Uruguay is unable to match Argentina's cost at the current exchange rate which might get worse shortly   Uruguayan mayors along the country's western border have expressed their concern to President Luis Lacalle Pou as the informal exchange rate between the Argentine peso and the US dollar renders local businesses unprofitable since consumers do their shopping across the line.

Argentina's Lower House passes bill for military drills

Published: 09/19/2022 in MercoPress

The delay prevented the Argentine Navy from participating in exercises involving the Royal Navy's HMS Forth Argentina's Lower House passed the bill approving the involvement of the country's Armed Forces in the joint UNITAS military drills with foreign troops, which have also been allowed to enter national territory, it was reported.

Argentina rejects naval exercise in Brazil because of Falklands' HMS Forth

Published: 09/19/2022 in MercoPress

The OPV HMS Forth stationed in the Falkland Islands (Pic RN) Argentina has dropped out of this year's UNITAS annual naval exercises sponsored by the United States, with the participation of South American and other extra-region naval units, which are currently taking place in the Atlantic organized by Brazil.

Argentina: Security around President Fernández tightened

Published: 09/17/2022 in MercoPress

Threats on social media cannot be taken lightly Following the Sept. 1 assassination attempt against Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK), Argentine authorities have made changes regarding security protocols around President Alberto Fernández and other high-ranking officials, it was reported Friday in Buenos Aires.

12 crewmembers of Emtrasur's 747 free to leave Argentina

Published: 09/15/2022 in MercoPress

Captain Ghasemi's fate will be decided within 10 days Argentine Federal Judge Federico Vuillena Thursday gave their passports back to 12 crew members of the Venezuelan-Iranian freighter seized at the Ezeiza International Airport.

Argentina/IMF: minister Massa pledges targets of program remain unchanged

Published: 09/15/2022 in MercoPress

Primary deficit targets of 2.5% of GDP in 2022 and 1.9% of GDP in 2023, with an emphasis on improved targeting of energy, transport, and water subsidies The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, met this week with Sergio Massa, Minister of Economy of Argentina, in Washington D.C. The meeting took place after a fruitful week of face-to-face technical meetings in the context of the second review of the program under the IMF’s Extended Arrangement with Argentina. After the meeting, Ms. Georgieva issued the following statement:

Monkeypox cases in Argentina go up 30%

Published: 09/14/2022 in MercoPress

All patients were biological males (99.5% of legal male sex and one was a legally female transgender person), but the disease can affect anyone Argentine health authorities have confirmed the country has recorded a total of 221 cases of monkeypox until Sept. 7, a 30% increase from the previous week. The Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the provinces of Buenos Aires and Córdoba account for 96.4% of infections.

Argentina formalizes its BRICS membership application

Published: 09/12/2022 in MercoPress

Argentine foreign minister Santiago Cafiero visited India, and last month received in Buenos Aires his Indian counterpart, minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. Argentina has sent a BRICS' formal membership application to Chinese authorities this week. Beijing since last June current holds the chair of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South African powerful trade and cooperation block

Argentina rejects Falklands’ “illegitimate stand” in Montevideo; British authorities say they are trade representatives

Published: 09/11/2022 in MercoPress

Falklands' delegation at Expo Prado focuses on deepening the commercial and cultural relationship with Uruguay. Photo: MercoPress Argentina rejected on Saturday the presence of a stand of the “illegitimate government” of the Falkland Islands, for which it maintains a sovereignty dispute with the United Kingdom, at the agro-industrial fair Expo Prado, held in Montevideo, according to a statement released by the Argentine Foreign Ministry.

Attacker, His Girlfriend "Planned" Attack On Argentina Vice President

Published: 09/07/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

The man accused of trying to shoot Argentine Vice President Cristina Kirchner last week planned the attack with his girlfriend, according to preliminary charges filed by a judge, local media reported...

Argentina creates "soybean dollar" to boost Central Bank reserves

Published: 09/05/2022 in MercoPress

Massa hopes to have the Central Bank's reserves within International Monetary Fund parameters during his trip Argentina's Superminister of Economy Sergio Massa Sunday announced the creation of the so-called "soybean dollar" at a special parity of AR$ 200 / US$ 1 on the condition that exports be liquidated at the earliest.

Argentina's eight month fisheries landings down 29%; squid the bright spot

Published: 09/05/2022 in MercoPress

Squid landings totaled 165.342 tons compared to 132.252, in the same period of last year, equivalent to plus 33.111 tons, a 25% increase Argentina has released primary figures of fisheries landings in the first eight months of the year, (Jan/August 31) which show a significant overall drop compared to a year ago, 564,685.6 tons and 796,813.1, that is 29,13% less. However squid has done very well, hake hubbis landings also increased while shrimp and croaker the most common species experienced a considerable fall.

Legionnaire's suspected cause of Argentina pneumonia deaths

Published: 09/04/2022 in BBC News - World

Health officials believe the infectious pneumonia which killed four was caused by the rare lung disease.

Argentina in state of shock after attack on CFK

Published: 09/02/2022 in MercoPress

The Vice President was reported to be “very calm” after the incident Argentina is in a state of shock after the assassination attempt on Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. So much so, that the Argentine Association (AFA) decided to call off all matches scheduled for Friday.

Video: Man Tried To Shoot Argentina's Vice President, Gun Didn't Go Off

Published: 09/02/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was unharmed on Thursday when a man with a loaded gun tried to shoot her but the gun did not go off, officials said.

Video: On Camera, Man Points Gun At Argentina Vice President, Arrested

Published: 09/01/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

A man was arrested in Argentina on Thursday for pointing a gun at Vice President Cristina Kirchner, security minister Anibal Fernandez said.

Tire-smuggling on the rise in northeast Argentina

Published: 09/01/2022 in MercoPress

Local manufacturers will go on strike Thursday and Friday to add to the shortage of the product nationwide An increase in the smuggling of tires from Paraguay and Brazil has been reported in Argentina's northwestern provinces as the product is in short supply locally, which has also caused a spike in retail prices.

Argentina running out of spare tires

Published: 08/31/2022 in MercoPress

It is “easier to find the remnants of Noah's Ark” than tires,” in Argentina, Madanes Quintanilla said Transport companies in Argentina are increasingly worried about the shortage of spare tires in the country, in addition to the fact that they can be purchased abroad for half the price, it was reported.

India prepared to eliminate UK components from Tejas jet fighter, of interest for Argentina

Published: 08/30/2022 in MercoPress

A potential contract for 12 LCA Tejas could be curtailed given the British embargo on arms sales to Argentina On Monday's piece on the visit of Indian External Affairs minister Dr. S. Jaishankar to Buenos Aires we reported the interest of Argentina to strengthen bilateral defense links and cooperation, and at the same time its interest in the fully made Tejas jet fighter to equip the Argentine Air Force.

F-16s for Argentina, --and convincing UK--, US strategy to contain Chinese influence in the South Atlantic

Published: 08/30/2022 in MercoPress

US offered back in 2020, surplus Danish F-16A/Bs both to Colombia and Argentina, and is “negotiating with the UK to approve the sale”. An article published by the United States Naval Institute, USNI, a private, professional military think-tank which since 1873 provides independent ideas for debating US defense issues, has revealed that Washington, fearful of China's advance in South America, offered back in 2020, surplus Danish F-16A/Bs both to Colombia and Argentina, and is "negotiating with the UK to approve the sale".

Rubinstein denies Argentina plans 50% devaluation

Published: 08/30/2022 in MercoPress

How much longer can the current exchange hold? Rubinstein said it was “an operation” Argentina's Deputy Economy Minister Gabriel Rubinstein Monday denied rumors of a 50% devaluation of the local peso against the US dollar that had gone viral in Buenos Aires' financial circles.

India reports Argentina's interest in Indian fighter aircraft, bilateral trade in local currencies and BRICS

Published: 08/29/2022 in MercoPress

Indian minister of external affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar and his Argentine counterpart Santiago Cafiero at the San Martin Monument Argentina has shown interest in buying India’s fully indigenous Tejas fighter jets, and on Saturday agreed to strengthen defense and trade ties with India. On that very day India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and host minister Santiago Cafiero issued a joint press statement, according to a release from the New Delhi delegation visiting South America.

Lithium exports gain pace in Argentina

Published: 08/29/2022 in MercoPress

The global price of lithium is growing while those of gold and silver are falling According to the latest report from Argentina's National Mining Secretariat, lithium is not far from taking over as the leading mining industry item, whereas gold and silver continue to lead.

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner: Protesters and police clash near Argentina vice-president's home

Published: 08/27/2022 in BBC News - World

Thousands demonstrate in support of the vice-president, who is facing corruption charges.

India Acknowledges Argentina's Interest In Tejas Fighter Jet

Published: 08/27/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

India on Friday acknowledged Argentina's interest in the made-in-India Tejas fighter aircraft for the Argentine Air Force. The talks on Tejas featured during External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's...

India sides with Argentina on Malvinas Question, calls for negotiations

Published: 08/27/2022 in MercoPress

Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar's presence in Argentina, was a reciprocal gesture by India following the visit of Argentine Minister Santiago Cafiero last April India on Friday reiterated support for international negotiations on the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom in the Southern Atlantic, according to the Indian media.

Argentina follows Uruguay, lifts affidavit requirement for travelers

Published: 08/27/2022 in MercoPress

Those unvaccinated will still need to take the PCR test and observe a quarantine, Viera explained Following Uruguay's announcement in the same direction, Argentine migration authorities will no longer require an affidavit regarding the health status of travelers covid-19wise, according to social media postings by Migrations Director Florencia Carignano Friday.

Inflation in Argentina hits working-class neighborhoods harder

Published: 08/24/2022 in MercoPress

Lettuce went up 178.57% in July According to a report by the Institute of Social, and Economic Research (Isepci) released Tuesday, inflation in suburban Buenos Aires where most working-class people reside, reached 11% in July, which is tantamount to saying it was 5 percentage points above the country's 6% average as per National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) figures.

Yet another month of trade deficit for Argentina

Published: 08/23/2022 in MercoPress

It was the second consecutive month with a trade deficit for an economy badly in need of hard currency Argentina's trade balance came out in the red in July of 2022 after yielding a US$ 437 million deficit, the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) showed Monday in a report.

Iran asks Argentina to allow the departure of Iranians from Venezuela’s Emtrasur aircraft

Published: 08/22/2022 in MercoPress

The plane's crew consists of five Iranians and fourteen Venezuelans and Argentines. The Iranian government urged on Monday that Argentina must allow five Iranians who were part of the crew of a Venezuelan plane held in Buenos Aires to leave its territory.

Massa appoints Argentina's new Secretary of Economic Programming

Published: 08/22/2022 in MercoPress

Rubinstein has been very critical of every government for which he later worked Argentina's Superminister Sergio Massa, who is not an economist himself despite having been entrusted with what used to be 3 Ministries (Economy, Agriculture and Production) Sunday confirmed through social media Gabriel Rubinstein would be joining his team as Secretary of Economic Programming.

Arrest made in case of poisoned babies in Argentina

Published: 08/22/2022 in MercoPress

Agüero is believed to have acted intentionally, Garzón explained A 27-year-old nurse has been arrested in the Argentine city of Córdoba in connection with the mysterious deaths of at least 5 newborn babies at a local maternity hospital.

Argentina categorically rejects students competition to visit the Falkland Islands

Published: 08/22/2022 in MercoPress

The Falkland Islands sponsored and financed program asks, “Why would I like to meet my neighbors from the Falkland Islands?” in English. It's official. The Argentine government categorically rejects "the competition organized by the British Embassy in Buenos Aires with the purpose of inviting university students to a paid trip to the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

Argentina rejects UK's new Maritime Security Strategy, "updated colonialism on the Malvinas Question"

Published: 08/20/2022 in MercoPress

Carmona said UK pretends to apply its maritime security strategy, which are non other than ”an updated map of British colonialism to the Falklands/Malvinas The announcement last week from the UK of its new Maritime Security Strategy as can be expected did not go unnoticed by Argentina and its policy claims over the South Atlantic Islands, including mainly the Falkland Islands.

Superminister Massa says unemployment in Argentina is 6.7%

Published: 08/19/2022 in MercoPress

Macroeconomic stability derives from joint work between the State and private investors, Massa explained Argentina's Economy Minister Sergio Massa said Thursday during an event at the Council of the Americas that unemployment had fallen to 6.7%. He added that his country had an enormous amount of resources, but it was not rich, although it was full of rich people.

Argentina one of the best places in case of nuclear war

Published: 08/17/2022 in MercoPress

The other best place to be in such an event in Australia, according to a scientific study Argentina and Australia are the best places on earth in case of a nuclear war between the United States and Russia, according to a scientific report carried by London's Daily Mail.

Whales surprise two paddleboarders in Argentina

Published: 08/17/2022 in BBC News - World

One paddleboarder was knocked into the water by a whale's fin, which clipped his board.

Three companies agree with Argentina to develop offshore Tierra del Fuego gas deposit

Published: 08/15/2022 in MercoPress

The Fenix offshore field is some sixty kilometers from San Sebastian Bay in Tierra del Fuego and the three companies are Total, Wintershall DEA and Pan American Sur. Argentina and a consortium of three international oil companies signed an agreement by which the Fenix gas field at the San Sebastián Bay will be developed in two years time with an investment of US$ 700 million. The agreement includes a decree which reinstates benefits for the hydrocarbons industry, particularly new undertakings as contemplated in Law 19,640.

Hectic July shoots up Argentina's inflation

Published: 08/12/2022 in MercoPress

Batakis failed to bring confidence to the markets After having almost three economy ministers in one month, it was no surprise to see Thursday that July's inflation was the highest since 2002, as the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) released its latest report.

US Senators discuss investments with Argentina's Cabinet Chief

Published: 08/12/2022 in MercoPress

Joining Manzur was Argentina's Ambassador in Washington Jorge Argüello, while US Ambassador Stanley's role in Buenos Aires politics keeps increasing Argentine Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur Thursday welcomed a delegation of US Senators together with Ambassador Marc Stanley to discuss "all the investment possibilities for the near future," according to the hosting official.

Argentina announces the construction of labs in Antarctica to reaffirm science and sovereignty

Published: 08/11/2022 in MercoPress

The three ministers, Santiago Cafiero, Jorge Taiana and Daniel Filmus during the ceremony announcing the program “Building Science”  Argentina will create "Antarctic Multidisciplinary Laboratories" to further promote research in the country's bases in the white continent, in the framework of the program "Building Science". The program is sponsored by the ministries of Foreign Affairs; Science, Technology and Innovation, and Defense, and has specific funds earmarked.

IMF Chief ratifies agency's support to Argentina

Published: 08/11/2022 in MercoPress

Massa plans to make an international tour to get funding for the country's meager coffers International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva congratulated Argentina's Economy Minister Serio Massa on his appointment and ratified the agency's support for the country's recovery, it was reported Wednesday.

Pilcomayo river under environmental threat in northern Argentina

Published: 08/08/2022 in MercoPress

Food supplies have been sent to local residents to avoid river resources Authorities in the Argentine province of Salta have issued a recommendation not to bathe, fish, or drink water from the Pilcomayo river pending studies undertaken by the Secretariat of Water Resources after the collapse of a dam in Bolivia.

Argentina and China share "territorial integrity" concept. Pelosi's trip to Taiwan "a provocation," Argentine ambassador in Beijing

Published: 08/08/2022 in MercoPress

Sabino Vaca Narvaja strongly defended the concept of “territorial integrity”, which likewise with Taiwan, applies to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in its sovereignty dispute with the United Kingdom Argentine controversial ambassador to China, Sabiuo Vaca Narvaja openly supported Beijing's position condemning US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visit to Taiwan, which he described as "a provocation" and "a problem for the international community".

Argentina and Uruguay potential customers of South Korea's military equipment

Published: 08/08/2022 in MercoPress

The FA-50 Golden Eagle, a combat jet jointly developed by Korea Aerospace Industries and US Lockheed Martin, is one of Argentine Air Force options Located in a part of the world with numerous and evolving security challenges not least North Korea, an aggressive neighbor with nuclear weapons and the largest per capita standing army in the world, South Korea has earned a solid reputation as a high quality military equipment manufacturer for land, air, sea and space, and could in a near future have the Argentine Air Force as one of its clients..

Uruguayan senator said that Argentina's crisis is “because it is full of Argentines” and caused a controversy

Published: 08/04/2022 in MercoPress

Left-wing senator Caggiani said that Mercosur “has a kind of brain death” due to the “problem of thinking strategically”. The Senator for the left-wing coalition Frente Amplio (Broad Front), Daniel Caggiani, was interviewed by local Channel 12’s Desayunos Informales about the regional situation and the negotiation for an eventual Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Uruguay and China, which has generated tensions between Mercosur partners.

UK government´s Chevening scholarship for Argentina is now open

Published: 08/04/2022 in MercoPress

Applications for Chevening scholarships to study in the UK are open between 2 August and 1 November 2022.

Argentina asks Boric's gov't to explain alleged Falkland-bound flights

Published: 08/04/2022 in MercoPress

Ambassador Bielsa delivered a note from Argentine authorities to the Chilean government Argentina's Ambassador to Santiago Rafael Bielsa Wednesday filed a formal note before the Chilean Government of President Gabriel Boric Font asking for explanations regarding the alleged unauthorized flights over Argentine airspace presumed to be on their war to the Falkland Islands.

Massa sworn in as Argentina's new “Super” Economy Minister

Published: 08/04/2022 in MercoPress

Massa has already announced the names of most of his aides Former Lower House Speaker Sergio Massa has been sworn in Wednesday as Argentina's new Minister of Economy, Agriculture, and Production as the country seeks to regain some stability following the departure of Ministers Matías Kulfas and Martín Guzmán around a month ago.

Detractor of Falklands people's rights, Argentina's candidate to the International Law Court of The Hague

Published: 08/03/2022 in MercoPress

Dr. Mauricio Kohen is an Argentine born distinguished International Law professor in Geneva. Currently he ís Secretary of the International Law Institute Dr. Marcelo Kohen is an Argentine lawyer who for more than three decades has been living in Switzerland where he is a professor of International Law at the University Institute of International High Studies in Geneva, He is also currently secretary of the prestigious International Law Institute created in 1843.

Argentina and Chile lobby for a Marine Protected Area west of Antarctica Peninsula

Published: 08/03/2022 in MercoPress

It is estimated 75% of all Antarctic krill is to be found in the Peninsula region Argentine and Chilean relations have not been traditionally smooth given the several borderline disputes both in land and in the sea, but there is a chance that this rivalry turns into a biodiversity milestone, with the joint proposal to create a Marine Protected Area in waters next to west Antarctica Peninsula and south of the Scotia arc, a project in which the Chilean Antarctic Institute and Argentina's Antarctic Institute have been working on since 2012.

2030 World Cup: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay bid to be joint hosts

Published: 08/03/2022 in BBC News - World

Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay submit a joint bid to host the World Cup in 2030.

Argentina's Lower House has a new Speaker

Published: 08/02/2022 in MercoPress

“I am aware that I have an additional responsibility for being a woman,” said the first-ever female Lower House Speaker. Cecilia Moreau Tuesday became the first woman ever to be the Speaker of Argentina's House of Deputies after the resignation of Sergio Massa was accepted so that he can be appointed "superminister" of Economy, Agriculture, and Production.

Judge allows 12 crewmembers of Emtrasur's 747 to leave Argentina

Published: 08/02/2022 in MercoPress

Among those still banned from leaving the country was the airplane's captain, the Iranian Gholamreza Ghasemi. Argentine Federal Judge Federico Villena Monday ordered their passports be returned to 12 of the 19 crew members of the Venezuelan-Iranian cargo Boeing 747-300 currently seized at the Ezeiza International Airport.

Argentina's AGP to stay in charge of Paraná Waterway pending bidding

Published: 08/02/2022 in MercoPress

It was a possibility also within the scope of the decree whereby the State took over the concession last year Argentina's Transport Ministry Monday announced that its General Ports Administration (AGP) will continue to be in charge of the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway after extending the current contract which expires Sept. 11.

COVID-19 cases on the rise in Argentina

Published: 08/01/2022 in MercoPress

After a slowdown in June, COVID-19 cases bounced back last month Argentine health authorities have reported over the weekend a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases nationwide last week (52,745 ), a 26% increase over the previous week.

IDB changes mind, and is again prepared to extend development loans to Argentina

Published: 07/30/2022 in MercoPress

Claver-Carone’s letter followed in effect a first tumultuous weekend when Economy minister, Martín Guzman with an international reputation, resigned  Only last Monday Mauricio Claver-Carone, president of the Inter American Development Bank, IDB, published a letter in the Wall Street Journal blasting "Argentina's tumultuous financial record", adding that IDB "cannot rubber-stamp loan requests, without prudently ensuring it has a development impact.”

Who's who in Argentina after Thursday's cabinet reshuffle

Published: 07/29/2022 in MercoPress

Daniel Scioli will return to his post as Argentine Ambassador to Brazil After Thursday's announcement of a large-scale cabinet reshuffle at Casa Rosada, the administration of President Alberto Fernández also announced the new destinations of the departing officials.

It is official: Massa to head Argentina's new superministry

Published: 07/28/2022 in MercoPress

“The new ministry will be headed by Sergio Massa, current Speaker of the House of Deputies, as soon as his resignation from his seat is resolved,” Casa Rosada said. Argentine President Alberto Fernández Thursday decided to finally launch a cabinet reshuffle which basically consists of blending the ministries of Economy, Productive Development and Agriculture, and Livestock and Fisheries into one office (known as "superministry") to be headed by Lower House Speaker Sergio Massa.

Argentina: Strategic Secretary resigns from Fernández's administration

Published: 07/28/2022 in MercoPress

Rumors of additional changes linger at Alberto Fernández's Casa Rosada Gustavo Béliz Thursday turned in his resignation as Secretary of Strategic Affairs to President Alberto Fernández amid persisting rumors at Casa Rosada of an imminent cabinet reshuffle, including the possible appointment of Lower House Speaker Sergio Massa as Economy Minister despite him denying the possibility Wednesday.

Argentina's never ending tragic farce

Published: 07/28/2022 in MercoPress

Markets go crazy, and the peso tumbles, resulting in a 150% gap between the black-market exchange rate – euphemistically known locally as the blue rate – and the official rate. By Andrés Velasco (*) - Argentine voters are no strangers to financial turmoil, but they keep electing politicians who run large fiscal deficits and finance them by printing pesos. Could it be that the only way for politicians to show they want to save the economy is to destroy it first?

Argentina: Massa denies he is to become Economy Minister

Published: 07/28/2022 in MercoPress

“I did not have any offer,” Massa said. But In Argentina, that can change fast Argentina's Lower House Speaker Sergio Massa Wednesday denied rumors that he would take over as Economy Minister but that President Alberto Fernández was delaying the announcement until the incumbent Silvina Batakis returned from her US mission.

In one of the poorest slums in Argentina, families rely on a huge landfill site for food.

Published: 07/26/2022 in BBC News - World

In one of the poorest slums in Argentina, hundreds of families rely on a huge landfill site to feed their children.

World Bank officials meet Batakis and confirm continued support for Argentina

Published: 07/26/2022 in MercoPress

“Argentina values its long-term partnership with the World Bank for its financial and technical support,” said minister Silvina Batakis  World Bank Managing Director of Operations, Axel van Trotsenburg met with Silvina Batakis, Minister of Economy. Mr. van Trotsenburg and Minister Batakis discussed the global impacts of inflation and the war in Ukraine and Argentina’s role in helping to ease the world’s food crisis as a major agricultural producer.

World Bank US$ 200 million loan to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Argentina

Published: 07/26/2022 in MercoPress

“The culture of encounter and the popularization of technology are the best instrument to close social gaps,” said Gustavo Béliz, Secretary for Strategic Affairs. The World Bank Board of Directors approved a US$200 million loan to promote sustainable growth in Argentina, driven by innovation and focused on the creation of technology-based companies, support for entrepreneurs, and access to private capital.

Argentina: Unofficial dollar falls after Batakis meets IMF Chief

Published: 07/26/2022 in MercoPress

Georgieva postponed her vacation plans to meet with Batakis, it was reported The unofficial exchange rate between the US dollar (also known as "blue") and the Argentina peso fell between AR$ 16 and 17 Monday after Economy Minister Silvina Batakis met in Washington DC with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and the World Bank agreed on a US$ 200 million loan to boost the country's coffers.

Argentina's foreign trade balance yields deficit in June

Published: 07/22/2022 in MercoPress

The INDEC figures are the direct result of western sanctions against Russia, which drove the price of oil upwards Argentina's foreign trade balance came out in the red in June of 2022 for the first time since 2018, it was reported in Buenos Aires by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC).

Argentina creates differential exchange rate for foreign travelers

Published: 07/22/2022 in MercoPress

Argentina is planning to further diversify its already prolific assortment of exchange rates between the local peso and the US dollar Argentina's monetary authorities Thursday launched an initiative whereby foreign tourists may sell up to US$ 5,000 through official banking channels at a rate as close as possible to the so-called “blue” dollar.

Argentina: unofficial dollar crosses psychological AR$ 300 barrier

Published: 07/20/2022 in MercoPress

Argentines are quickly turning their pesos into anything more stable such as foreign currency or any other item, including cars and home appliances. The unofficial exchange rate between the local peso and the US dollar most commonly used by Argentines, also referred to as “blue,” Tuesday crossed the iconic AR$ 300, reaching an all-time high.

CFK insists Argentina's Judiciary needs reforms

Published: 07/20/2022 in MercoPress

“The Judiciary turned into a political party protector of Macriism and persecutor of the leaders of the different forces that oppose it,” the Vice President said Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) Tuesday released a video on social media underlining the reasons why in her view the country's Judiciary needed major reforms.

FT critical of IMF leniency towards perennial defaulter Argentina

Published: 07/19/2022 in MercoPress

The newspaper also foresaw yearly inflation “could reach 90%” A column published by the Financial Times has stressed that the administration of President Alberto Fernández needed “stricter targets” from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to keep a “weak and populist” government from running astray.

Another low-cost airline makes it to Argentina

Published: 07/19/2022 in MercoPress

Wingo may not sell tickets before confirming its schedules, Argentine authorities ruled Wingo, a Colombian budget subsidiary carrier of Panama's Copa Airlines, has been cleared by Argentina's National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) to start operating in the country, although it still needs to confirm its schedules before being allowed to sell tickets.

Argentina looks out to the Sea, and celebrates its maritime space is double the land territory

Published: 07/18/2022 in MercoPress

Admiral Storni at the beginning of last century is credited for having pointed out the significance of Argentine sea resources and relevance as a development factor Argentina on Sunday celebrated the "Day of Argentina's Sea interests," instated in Law 25,860 in honor of Admiral Segundo Storni, who is considered the great sponsor of a national debate on sea issues and seafaring activities, focused as a State policy.

Somber future ahead for Argentina's economy

Published: 07/18/2022 in MercoPress

The worst can be avoided “if world markets calm down and the IMF steps in with its support,” a Reuters report pointed out Foreign Analysts do not see a bright future ahead for Argentina's economy. While some place it among the countries most likely to default its debt, others fear it might not survive a new adjustment to the basic interest rates by the United States.

Argentina insists Uruguay-China FTA must go through Mercosur

Published: 07/15/2022 in MercoPress

China is destroying Mercosur, Valdés said Argentina's Foreign Ministry Friday issued a statement according to which Uruguay's negotiations with China towards a Free Trade Agreement must go through Mercosur.

Puerto Iguazú becomes busiest gateway into Argentina

Published: 07/15/2022 in MercoPress

The city of Puerto Iguazú, Argentina, is linked to the city of Foz de Iguazu, Brazil, through the Tancredo Neves International Bridge The Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú on the three-way border with Brazil and Paraguay has superseded Buenos Aires' international Ezeiza airport as the main gateway into the country, it was reported.

June's CPI rose 5.3% in Argentina

Published: 07/14/2022 in MercoPress

Batakis conveys anything but confidence to Argentines who keep buying as many US dollars as they can Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) Thursday released its monthly report, which showed that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) had risen 5.3% in June 2022, after a 5.1% increase in May for a 64% yoy adjustment and 36.2% in the first half of 2022.

Argentina reshapes taxation to make up for gap between official and "blue" dollar

Published: 07/14/2022 in MercoPress

The PAIS tax hides a de-facto devaluation between the Argentine peso and the US dollar The Government of Argentina has adjusted the so-called PAIS tax from 35% to 45% as of Thursday to equate the exchange rate between the local currency and the US dollar to that existing in the unofficial "blue" market.

Argentina targeting export industries, facilitates the import of fertilizers

Published: 07/13/2022 in MercoPress

Argentina plays an important international role as a global supplier and exporter of soybeans, wheat, corn and other food commodities Argentina has eased conditions for importers of fertilizers and crops' protection products, among other issues by facilitating access to much scarce foreign currency. The Central Bank has increased restrictions on sumptuary imports, traveling, and overseas purchases given the lack of sufficient dollar reserves for the purchase of industry imports.

Scioli off to Brazil in a move to cut down Argentina's trade deficit

Published: 07/13/2022 in MercoPress

Scioli is playing an increasingly active role in the Alberto Fernández administration. Argentina's Productive Development Minister Daniel Scioli is taking center stage this week as he leaves Wednesday for Sao Paulo on a mission to overcome the sustained trade deficit between his country and Brazil, where he has served as Ambassador up until last month when he was summoned to Buenos Aires to replace Matías Kulfas.

Argentina eager to join BRICS, Ambassador tells Moscow

Published: 07/12/2022 in MercoPress

Russia hears of Argentina's interest in joining BRICS and Putin flies to Iran, which has also applied to enter the alliance Argentina's Ambassador to Moscow Eduardo Zuain Monday told the Russian Government that his country was looking forward to becoming a full member of BRICS, the global alliance formed by his hosts together with Brazil, India, China, and South Africa.

Argentina's trade balance with Brazil in the red for 6th month in a row

Published: 07/12/2022 in MercoPress

In 2018 Argentina totaled 11 consecutive months of negative trade balances with Brazil Bilateral trade between Mercosur partners Brazil and Argentina was reported to have reached US$ 2,937 million in the month of June of 2022, a 46.9% increase against the same period of 2021, according to the Argentine Chamber of Commerce (CAC) document released earlier this week.

Argentina to file protest against Bolivia for motorbiker's death

Published: 07/12/2022 in MercoPress

The Argentine consulate in Cochabamba was reached after Benítez (Pic @Instagram) had died, so there was nothing to be done to save his life. Argentina's Foreign Ministry Monday announced it will seek an explanation from Bolivian authorities regarding the death of the 61-year-old retired teacher from the province of Salta who was allegedly denied medical care after a motorcycle accident for being unable to afford it in Bolivian currency.

US Ambassador insists on no special IMF treatment for Argentina

Published: 07/11/2022 in MercoPress

A meeting between Presidents Biden and Fernández would be “an opportunity for Argentina and the United States to come together and partner to feed and fuel the world,” Stanley said The United States Ambassador to Buenos Aires Marc Stanley insisted there would be no special treatment for Argentina following President Alberto Fernández Government's request to cut down the International Monetary Fund (IMF) surcharge.

Moderna's pediatrics vax to become available in Argentina later this month

Published: 07/09/2022 in MercoPress

Vizzotti also explained the Ministry was after Moderna's bivariate vaccine, against the original and the Omicron variants Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Friday announced her country was about to receive the first batch of 1,400,000 doses of Moderna's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to be applied to children between six months and three years of age.

New bird species spotted in northern Argentina

Published: 07/09/2022 in MercoPress

The bird's song differentiates it from the medium-sized benteveo, a very similar bird of the same genus The red-winged brant (Myiozetetes cayanensis), a member of the brant family that had never before been recorded in Argentina, has been sighted in Iguazú, in the province of Misiones, by a Paraguayan tourist who alerted forest rangers about his findings.

Argentina protests the designation of Protected Areas in South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

Published: 07/08/2022 in MercoPress

Map of the sea area claimed by Argentina The Argentine government in a protest note addressed to the United Kingdom pointed out its complete rejection of UK's intended designation of the entire landmass of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) as Specially Protected Areas.

China once again backs Argentina joining BRICS

Published: 07/07/2022 in MercoPress

“Three of the four main commercial partners of our country are members of BRICS,” Cafiero underlined China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi Thursday told his Argentine counterpart, Santiago Cafiero, that the Asian giant favored the South American country's joining BRICS. Wang made those statements in Bali, Indonesia, on the sidelines of the G20 ministerial meeting.

Argentina and Uruguay agree on temporary ban to hake fishing

Published: 07/07/2022 in MercoPress

The resolution was issued as per provisions stemming from the Treaty of the River Plate and its Maritime Front The Joint Technical Commission of the Maritime Front of Argentina and Uruguay has issued a temporary ban on hake catching due to the "concentration of juvenile specimens" that "it is necessary to protect," it was announced Wednesday.

Argentina and Paraguay, wheat and soybean crops victims of ongoing drought

Published: 07/06/2022 in MercoPress

Farmers in Argentina still waiting to begin planting wheat Drought is causing havoc in Argentina and Paraguay. Argentina’s wheat crop for the 2022/23 season is the most delayed in a decade, as a period of lack of rainfall and early frosts is forcing farmers to delay planting the winter crop.

US ambassador in Argentina, "would like to see negotiations on Malvinas question, but it is a complicated issue"

Published: 07/06/2022 in MercoPress

Ambassador Mark Stanley at the Argentine congress with the members of the foreign affairs committee United States ambassador to Argentina, Mark Stanley admitted he would like to see negotiations between Argentina and the United Kingdom on the Falklands/Malvinas question, but "I admit it is a very complicated issue".

IMF vows to keep working alongside Argentina

Published: 07/05/2022 in MercoPress

“We have to be realistic and honest: tensions will exist” with the IMF, Batakis admitted The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has insisted on the need to keep working together with Argentina following the resignation of Martín Guzmán as Economy Minister and the subsequent appointment of Silvina Batakis.

Argentina's new Economy Minister sworn in

Published: 07/04/2022 in MercoPress

Batakis thanked CFK but not Alberto Fernández for her appointment Argentina's newly-appointed Economy Minister, Silvina Batakis, made a brief statement to the press minutes after taking her oath of office, during which she vowed to stay on the present course of action left behind by her predecessor Martín Guzmán, who resigned Saturday.

Argentina's finance minister makes sudden exit

Published: 07/02/2022 in BBC News - World

Martin Guzmán's departure leaves a big question mark over Argentina's future economic policy.

Argentina Crisis Builds As Economy Minister Resigns

Published: 07/02/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Argentina's economy minister, Martin Guzman, who led debt renegotiations with the International Monetary Fund, announced his resignation in a statement shared on Twitter on Saturday.

Brazil, Argentina reach deal on vehicle safety standards

Published: 07/01/2022 in MercoPress

The agreement to be signed in July will facilitate vehicle trade between the two countries Brazil and Argentina have agreed to mutually recognize vehicle safety standards, for which both countries will sign an agreement in July, it was announced Thursday in Brasilia by the ministries of Economy, Infrastructure, and Foreign Affairs.

Argentina insists Malvinas negotiations with UK are essential if bilateral relations are to advance

Published: 07/01/2022 in MercoPress

Boris Johnson and president Fernandez during their tête-à-tête meeting in Baviera on the margins of the G7 summit On a few occasions and at such level, has Argentina had the opportunity to say that if the relation between Argentina and UK is to increase, first we must address the Falklands/Malvinas question, otherwise "that relation will not advance".

Fifth case of monkeypox detected in Argentina

Published: 06/30/2022 in MercoPress

The 32-year-old patient had traveled to Europe recently Argentine health authorities have confirmed a fifth case nationwide of monkeypox, it was reported Wednesday.

IMF wires nearly US$ 4bn to Argentina's coffers

Published: 06/29/2022 in MercoPress

“The authorities remain committed to the agreed multifaceted strategy,” Georgieva explained The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has wired US$ 3,980 million to Argentina, thus boosting the country's reserves to US$ 42,139 million, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

Unemployment for skilled laborers finds new ground in Argentina

Published: 06/27/2022 in MercoPress

Despite an increasing need for technological expertise, job openings for skilled people in Argentina are shrinking while blue-collar opportunities are on the rise The German magazine Der Spiegel published back in 1993 an issue with a drawing on its cover mentioning "Dr. Arbeitslos" (Dr. Unemployed) which reported on the dubious future of holders of post-graduate degrees in a labor market that seemed to have no need for them.

Argentina demands UK flagged vessels with toothfish licenses in South Georgia be listed as IUU

Published: 06/27/2022 in MercoPress

Toothfish, one of the most valued species caught in Antarctic waters British flagged fishing vessels are illegally operating in South Georgia waters, with illegitimate licenses awarded by the United Kingdom, and outside of the multilateral agreement which rules operations in those fisheries, according to a formal complaint from the Argentine foreign ministry made public.

President says Argentina would like to join BRICS

Published: 06/25/2022 in MercoPress

BRICS accounts for 42% of the world's population and 24% of the global gross product, BRICS accounts for 42% of the world's population and 24% of the global gross product, Fernández recalled  recalled Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday made a virtual appearance at this week's BRICS Summit, during which he asked that his country be admitted into the bloc alongside Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

C24 resolution calls on Argentina and UK to resume Falklands' negotiations

Published: 06/24/2022 in MercoPress

Chile introduced the resolution text noting that the question under consideration is a highly sensitive issue for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean The Special Committee on Decolonization adopted on Thursday a resolution requesting the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom to consolidate the current process of dialogue through the resumption of negotiations to find a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute relating to the question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

Argentina and C24 members want a return of real colonialism to Falklands and Southwest Atlantic, MLA Short

Published: 06/24/2022 in MercoPress

“It is my belief that this Committee needs to look inwards and reflect on its core principals as some seem to have lost sight of them.” My name is Gavin Short and I am a democratically elected representative of the Government and people of the Falkland Islands and my family have lived there for 173 years.

Falklands challenges C24 to visit the Islands: the inconvenient truth a bully Argentina wants to hide, MLA Roberts

Published: 06/24/2022 in MercoPress

The C24 has a duty to understand the territories and people it considers Chair, Committee Members – my name is Leona Roberts and I am proud to be one of the eight elected representatives of the Falkland Islands Government. I am here today to speak for our people and to defend our tiny, democratic, and freedom-loving country against the colonial ambitions of our aggressive neighbor.

Argentina again requests UN Secretary General's good offices in the Malvinas sovereignty dispute

Published: 06/23/2022 in MercoPress

Minister Santiago Cafiero with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at UN HQ in New York Ahead of his address to the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, C24, this Thursday, demanding sovereignty talks with the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands sovereignty, Argentine foreign minister Santiago Cafiero met on Wednesday with US Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Unconventional production boosts oil and gas output in Argentina

Published: 06/22/2022 in MercoPress

“We have an activity in permanent growth, thanks to the strong impulse we gave to Vaca Muerta,” Martínez said Argentina's oil output reached its zenith in 20 years with 584,000 barrels per day (bpd) delivered in May of 2022, thanks mostly to unconventional developments, it was reported Tuesday.

UK domestic problems could favor resumption of talks on Falklands with Argentina, says Malvinas secretary

Published: 06/20/2022 in MercoPress

“Not only the end of war but on 10 June 1829, the country declared the political military territorial governorship of Malvinas, until ”usurped“ by the UK in 1833,” Carmona said The head of the Argentine Secretariat on Malvinas, Argentine Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands who will be also attending the UN Special Decolonization Committee this week said he was optimistic about a resumption of Falklands/Malvinas discussions with the UK.

Scioli sworn in as Argentina's Minister of Productive Development

Published: 06/16/2022 in MercoPress

“The inflation problem today is global,” Scioli stressed Former Vice President Daniel Scioli was sworn in Wednesday as Argentina's new Minister of Productive Development, following the dismissal of Matías Kulfas earlier this month. Before his new appointment, Scioli was Argentina's Ambassador to Brasilia.

Mercosur again divided on Ukraine conflict, Argentina and Brazil not in a WTO list condemning "aggression"

Published: 06/14/2022 in MercoPress

“On the occasion of the 12th Ministerial Conference of the WTO, we reiterate our full support for, and solidarity with, the people of Ukraine,” the joint statement said. Over 50 WTO members agreed a statement at the WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), in full support of Ukraine, and condemning "aggression". However, Mercosur was divided on the issue, while Uruguay and Paraguay figured among the over fifty, Argentina and Brazil were absent.

Argentina had been tipped there was something strange with the Emtrasur 747

Published: 06/14/2022 in MercoPress

The 747 operates straight from a Venezuelan military base, it was explained The Governments of Paraguay and Uruguay had alerted Argentina about the Iranian crew flying the Venezuelan-flagged Boeing 747-300 cargo airplane now seized at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza airport.

Cuba and Argentina deepen agricultural assistance

Published: 06/08/2022 in MercoPress

National entrepreneurs will be able to develop their business in Cuban territory, the Office of the Argentine Cabinet Chief explained Cuban and Argentina have agreed on mutual agricultural cooperation to boost the livestock of the Caribbean country with the support of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) and Argentine companies, it was announced Tuesday.

Argentina: 19 provinces hit by shortage of diesel fuel

Published: 06/07/2022 in MercoPress

Lack of fuel hinders the distribution of LPG cylinders in the northeast The shortage of diesel fuel, which at first affected only 8 provinces, has spread to the extent that Patagonia is the only region not yet going through a crisis, it was reported.

Argentina: Milei's negative image surges after human organ market remarks

Published: 06/07/2022 in MercoPress

Patricia Bullrich was the only politician with a negative image below 50% The rising aura of Argentina's peculiar Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei took a turn downwards following his statements about opening up the sale of human organs because it was "a market just like any other," a nationwide survey by the consulting firm Zuban Córdoba y Asociados has shown.

Argentina: Scioli to take over as Productive Development Minister

Published: 06/06/2022 in MercoPress

President Alberto Fernández used the pen and sacked Kulfas Former Argentine Vice President and current Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli has been picked to replace Productive Development Minister Matías Kulfas, after President Alberto Fernández acquiesced to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's advice to "use the pen."

Argentina: Alberto and Cristina make joint appearance again

Published: 06/04/2022 in MercoPress

CFK suggested the President “take care of the dollars” and avoid an “import festival.” Argentine President Alberto Fernández and Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) spoke to each other once again Friday during the celebration of the state-run oil company YPF's 100th anniversary.

Argentina's Defense Minister welcomes new French-built OPV

Published: 06/03/2022 in MercoPress

The incorporation of these four patrol vessels is fundamental to strengthening the activities of the Joint Maritime Command, Taiana said Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana Thursday welcomed the French-built Ocean Patrol Vessel (OPV) ARA Contraalmirante Cordero, the last of the four ships purchased through the National Defense Fund (FonDef).

Argentina's Alberto Fernández to attend Los Angeles Summit

Published: 06/03/2022 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro will also be attending despite his discrepancies with Biden Argentine President Alberto Fernández finally confirmed he will be attending the ninth Summit of the Americas convened for next week in Los Angeles following a 25-minute telephone conversation with his US colleague Joseph Biden, during which they also agreed on a bilateral meeting for July 25.

Argentina to up imports to meet increasing fuel demand

Published: 06/02/2022 in MercoPress

Smuggling fuel to bordering countries due to the price difference has resulted in recurrent shortages for Argentines. Argentina's Federal Government Wednesday announced new measures to guarantee the proper supply of diesel fuel nationwide after governors of the country's 10 Grand North provinces complained last Friday of recurrent shortages.

Messi's Argentina too strong for Italy in London

Published: 06/02/2022 in MercoPress

After the Copa America title in Rio's Maracaná, Argentina won a new title at Wembley, undoubtedly the world's two most iconic football stadiums Argentina's national football team Wednesday reigned supreme at Wembley after beating Italy 3-0 to win the Finalissima pitting the champions of Europe against those of South America.

Falklands war: Argentina insists HMS Invincible was hit by an Exocet; Taiana recalls the joint navy/air force mission

Published: 06/01/2022 in MercoPress

Two Super Etendard from the Navy and carrying the last Exocet missile, together with four Sky hawks attacked HMS Invincible While in Tierra del Fuego Argentine defense minister Jorge Taiana participated with Malvinas War Veterans of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the joint operation attack on the Royal Navy's carrier, HMS Invincible, while again condemning UK for the "illegitimate" occupation of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

Argentina switches on new radar to monitor South Atlantic airspace

Published: 06/01/2022 in MercoPress

When the radarization plan is more advanced, all continental, maritime, Antarctic, and island airspace will be under Argentine monitoring and control Argentine Defense Minister Jorge Taiana presided over the entry into operation of an air surveillance and control radar in Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego. The equipment (model RPA -170M) was designed and built entirely in Argentina.

Former ambassador to leave Argentina's diplomatic mission in Tel Aviv

Published: 06/01/2022 in MercoPress

Urribarri was sentenced April 7 to eight years in prison and banned for life from holding any public office Former Argentina's Ambassador to Israel Sergio Urribarri, who resigned his position after being convicted to eight years in jail for acts of corruption during his tenure as Governor of the province of Entre Ríos, is to leave the diplomatic building where he has been sheltering, it was announced in Buenos Aires.

Presidents of Paraguay and Argentina oversee dam project

Published: 05/31/2022 in MercoPress

Electricity plants are full steam ahead, but the reopening of the local border crossing not quite so, Abdo and Fernández admitted Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez Monday welcomed his Argentine counterpart Alberto Fernández in Ayolas, 305 kilometers from Asunción, to attend a series of events involving joint undertakings in energy production.

Two cases of monkeypox confirmed in Argentina

Published: 05/28/2022 in MercoPress

Both patients have arrived from Spain but are not connected Argentine health authorities Friday confirmed the first two cases of monkeypox in the country. Both men had been in Spain recently but are not connected.

Fossils Of "Dragon Of Death" Unearthed In Argentina: Report

Published: 05/27/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

A team of researchers in Argentina has found the fossilised remnants of the largest Pterosaur species ever found in South America, dubbed "Dragon of Death" by paleontologists.

Biden negotiating Argentina's presence at Summit of the Americas

Published: 05/27/2022 in MercoPress

Dodd has already met with several regional leaders with moderate success US President Joseph Biden's envoy Christopher Dodd arrived in Buenos Aires to talk Alberto Fernández into attending next month's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, a gathering many leaders intend to boycott following the host's decision not to invite the non-democratically ruled Nicaragua, Cuba, and Venezuela.

Scioli: Argentina and Brazil will guarantee food and energy for the region

Published: 05/26/2022 in MercoPress

“Brazil supported us in our negotiations with the IMF, emphatically supported our claim to the Malvinas Islands at the United Nations,” Scioli reminded Argentina's Ambassador Daniel Scioli Wednesday highlighted the integration process with Brazil and the current relationship between South America's two largest countries, which will “together guarantee food and energy for the region.”

Argentina launches migration opportunity for Non-Mercosur nationals

Published: 05/26/2022 in MercoPress

Immigrants who have arrived in Argentina before May 24, 2022, and meet the other requirements are eligible for a 3-year temporary residence Argentina's Migrations Directorate has announced new rules for nationals of non-Mercosur countries wishing to settle in the South American country, thus giving incoming foreigners a 90-day window to regularize their legal status.

Archbishop of Buenos Aires calls for "fraternal Argentina"

Published: 05/26/2022 in MercoPress

The trip to Antarctica was canceled due to bad weather Argentine President Alberto Fernández finally gave up his plans to spend the May 25 National holiday in Antarctica and walked from Casa Rosada with his entourage to the Cathedral after breakfast for the traditional te Deum (thanksgiving service) at the Buenos Aires Cathedral in charge of Archbishop Mario Poli, Jorge Bergoglio's successor since the latter became Pope Francis.

Bolivia diverts LNG to Argentina and leaves Brazil 7 million cm short per day

Published: 05/25/2022 in MercoPress

As of May, Bolivians have increased gas exports to Argentina to 14 million cubic meters per day, from the previous level of 8 to 10 million cubic meters per day Bolivia is diverting natural gas to Argentina, and unexpectedly has reduced the supply to Petrobras by 30% this month, catching the state-owned company off guard. As a result, Petrobras experienced a loss of more or less than 7 million cubic meters of gas per day. YPFB, the Bolivian state company, had been supplying Petrobras with approximately 20 million cubic meters per day.

Argentina: Impeachment jury votes to sack successful anti-corruption prosecutor

Published: 05/24/2022 in MercoPress

This is just the first round, Goyeneche said The anti-corruption prosecutor of the Argentine province of Entre Ríos who got former Governor Sergio Uribarri sentenced to 8 years in jail has been impeached out of office for failing to excuse herself from the case despite having very close ties with one of the defendants.

Bolsonaro angry at YPFB for selling Argentina the gas that was for Brazil

Published: 05/24/2022 in MercoPress

Unhappy Brazilians forced to pay a higher price for cooking gas will end up voting for you know whom, Bolsonaro feared Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro complained that Bolivia's state-owned oil company Yacimientos Petróliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) funneled 30% of the gas that was to be sold to Brazil and sent it to Argentina as a part of an “orchestrated plan” against him and added Petrobras was behind it.

Argentina: Water emergency extended, insufficient rainfall in main rivers' basins

Published: 05/24/2022 in MercoPress

Lack of sufficient water in the Parana, Paraguay and Iguazu rivers is limiting shipping and energy generation Argentina has announced that it will extend the Water Emergency Crisis warning for another six months due to insufficient rainfall in the Paraná, Paraguay, and Iguazú river basins.

Eichmann audios recorded in Argentina to be released

Published: 05/24/2022 in MercoPress

An Israeli documentary to be released shortly features voice recordings of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, who was captured by the Mossad in the early 1960s in San Fernando, north of Buenos Aires, Argentina, it was reported.

Argentina: Domestic Trade Secretary resigns over ministerial rearrangement

Published: 05/24/2022 in MercoPress

Guillermo Hang has been entrusted with bringing down one of the world's highest inflations Argentina's Domestic Trade Secretary Roberto Feletti has turned in his resignation after his office was relocated from the Ministry of Productive Development to the Ministry of Economy.

Argentina launches website to boost "nature" tourism

Published: 05/23/2022 in MercoPress

Nature tourism is in great demand, Minister Lammens explained Argentina's Ministry of Tourism has launched a new website called "La Ruta Natural" (The Natural Route) to promote domestic trips to the various attractions nationwide.

US refineries purchasing more oil and fuel from Mexico, Colombia and Argentina

Published: 05/21/2022 in MercoPress

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged companies to adopt “friendly” supply chains or buy from trusted countries. (Pic Bloomberg) Complying with President Jose Biden's administration sanctions on Russia, United States refiners imported some 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) of Latin American crude and fuel oil, the highest level in seven months, according to US customs data.

Argentina extends Paraná river water emergency

Published: 05/21/2022 in MercoPress

The declaration allows for the necessary budgetary adjustments to address the crisis The Argentine government of President Alberto Fernández Friday announced it was extending the declaration of emergency for another 180 days in the Paraná River area as water levels remained at historically low levels.

INDEC counts 47,327,407 people living in Argentina

Published: 05/20/2022 in MercoPress

Only 0.12 % of the population claimed to be neither male nor female Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC) Thursday released a preliminary report on Wednesday's survey, which showed 47,327,407 were living in the country.

Argentina, "a nothing tour", ending the war, German pastry and the Pope's knee

Published: 05/20/2022 in MercoPress

President Alberto Fernandez with the three European Leaders, Sanchez, Scholtz and Macron, in Madrid, Berlin and Paris Last week unexpectedly the Argentine president Alberto Fernandez left for a quick tour of three European countries, two confirmed before leaving, Spain and Germany and a third which was only later approved since French President Emmanuel Macron is facing legislative elections.

Argentina found guilty of massacre of Qom and Moqoit people

Published: 05/20/2022 in BBC News - World

A landmark court case orders historical reparations for the killing of more than 400 people in 1924.

Argentina: Survey shows only Milei improving

Published: 05/19/2022 in MercoPress

Poliarquía's Citizen Optimism Index has reached the level of “extreme pessimism.” A new survey released earlier this week has shown only Liberal Congressman Javier Milei is improving ahead of next year's presidential elections with the current Frente de Todos (FdT) government having a 20% rate of approval.

Argentina completes Census Day without any major setbacks

Published: 05/19/2022 in MercoPress

“INDEC was able to take a picture of Argentina that will be very useful for us to see how to face the future,” highlighted Fernández. Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC) Wednesday completed -at least in theory- the 2022 survey to determine the country's population and other data pertaining thereto, such as living conditions and demographic inputs.

Argentina's society outraged as President "buys his way out of lockdown"

Published: 05/18/2022 in MercoPress

He is not an ordinary person, Musse cried Argentina's society was outraged Tuesday after it was announced that President Alberto Fernández and First Lady Fabiola Yáńez were let off the hook for violating the lockdown he had himself decreed during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uruguayan President highlights differences between his country and Argentina

Published: 05/18/2022 in MercoPress

“We are a country with one of the oldest political parties in the world,” Lacalle stressed Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Tuesday described what in his opinion were the 4 political differences between his country and Argentina during a symposium hosted by Buenos Aires' daily Clarín called Democracy and Development.

UK “cynical”: it supports Ukrainian territorial integrity and denies Argentina its territorial integrity over Malvinas, Taiana said

Published: 05/18/2022 in MercoPress

“It's the British that are saying that the territorial integrity of Ukraine must be defended, and it's the British that deny the defense of Argentina's territorial integrity,” blasted Taiana Argentine defense minister Jorge Taiana again accused the British government of being “cynical” since ir has a double yardstick, on the one hand they support Ukrainian sovereignty and on the other they deny Argentine legitimate rights over Falklands/Malvinas islands sovereignty

Vizzotti says Argentina entering fourth wave of COVID-19

Published: 05/17/2022 in MercoPress

The minister ruled out any future lockdowns Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Monday confirmed the country was going through its fourth wave of COVID-19. The official also pointed out that "we are in a different situation" now.

Bolsonaro insists Argentina and Chile might end up like Cuba

Published: 05/16/2022 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro also stress all ministers had “carte blanche” to do whatever they saw best for the population Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Sunday insisted on social media that he feared Argentina and Chile were following the paths of Venezuela and Cuba because although Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez were already dead, the "consequences of communism" remained.

Argentina preparing to become a BRICS member with support from China and Brazil

Published: 05/16/2022 in MercoPress

President Fernandez allegedly will be participating of a BRICS leaders summit next month invited by president Xi Argentina has been invited by Chinese president Xi Jinping to participate in three BRICS events taking place in the coming four weeks. The first will be a get-together of political parties, social organizations and think tanks, a second on May 20th, is a summit of foreign ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, BRICS full members, and the Argentine minister guest. Finally, on June24 a summit of the five-plus one leaders is scheduled.

Argentina wheat crop estimates for 2022/23 lowered, given fears of dry climate

Published: 05/14/2022 in MercoPress

Argentina is among the world’s top wheat exporters and is estimated to have exported a record 14.5 million tons in 2021-22. Because of forecasted dry weather the Rosario Grains Exchange anticipates a lesser wheat crop in Argentina for the 2022/23 season. The Exchange projects Argentine wheat production to decline to 19 million tons, down from a record the 22.1 million tons in 2021-22, as a La Nińa weather pattern is expected to reduce rainfall in the coming months.

Argentina's inflation for April of 2022 set at 6% – worst YoY data in 30 years

Published: 05/13/2022 in MercoPress

In January of 1992, year-on-year inflation reached 76% Argentina's National Institute for Statistics and Census (Indec) Thursday announced that inflation for the month of April of 2022 had reached 6% for a total of 58% in the last 12 months, which turned out to be the country's highest figure in 30 years.

Argentina a reliable partner, German Chancellor says

Published: 05/12/2022 in MercoPress

The war in Ukraine means agrifood and energy opportunities for Argentina, Fernández said   German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Wednesday said Argentina was "a reliable partner" upon welcoming President Alberto Fernández in Berlín on the second stop of the South American leader's new European tour.

Argentina takes active steps to boost exports to Brazil

Published: 05/11/2022 in MercoPress

“We are not waiting for them to come and buy from us, we are going out to sell,” Scioli pointed out. Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli has embarked on a trade mission seeking to expand the number of products to be exported to that country. For that purpose, over 600 business meetings are to take place, according to Buenos Aires' daily Ámbito.

More inflation in the pipeline for Argentina: estimates of 65,1% for 2022

Published: 05/10/2022 in MercoPress

REM also includes inflation questions for 2023, and the average for the twelve months was 50,5% and 43,7% in 2024 The weekly survey of market expectations, REM, from the Central Bank anticipates a worsening of the inflation situation in Argentina, which once the April index is officially made public this week could represent 65% for the twelve months of 2022.

Slight increase in COVID-19 cases in Argentina

Published: 05/10/2022 in MercoPress

Kreplak also explained that COVID-19 and flu vaccines can be taken on the same day Health authorities in Argentina have reported that the number of fatalities due to COVID-19 has tripled in Buenos Aires, while total infections have almost doubled in a week as temperatures take a downward turn.

Gender Identity Law in Argentina already 10 years old

Published: 05/10/2022 in MercoPress

The number of gender rectifications requested in the first quarter of 2022 almost equals the historical average of the last 8 years, it was reported Argentina authorities have confirmed over 12,000 people changed their ID cards after the Gender Identity Law was passed ten years ago, which allows for people to have their documents in accordance with their self-perceived gender

Eight cases of new hepatitis detected in Argentina, one in critical condition

Published: 05/07/2022 in MercoPress

The Rosario child has been listed as eligible for liver transplant at the earliest Argentina's health authorities are investigating 8 cases of acute hepatitis which are suspected of belonging to the new variant of unknown origin, Health Minister Carla Vizzotti confirmed Friday.

Car manufacturing in Argentina grows interannually

Published: 05/05/2022 in MercoPress

Production in April continued to be affected by foreign trade operations, GGaldeano said Car manufacturing in Argentine recorded a substantial increase in April, according to the latest monthly report by the Association of Manufacturers (Adefa), making it the third consecutive month with a favorable output.

INIDEP toothfish workshop as part of Argentina's Fisheries Improvement Project

Published: 05/05/2022 in MercoPress

Toothfish, Dissostichus eleginoides, was described as a resource of very high economic value in different world markets, given the quality of its flesh A toothfish workshop in the framework of an ambitious Fisheries Improvement Project sponsored by Argentina's National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, INIDEP, took place with the participation of a Chilean expert, Professor Christian Canales who teaches at the Valparaiso University.

Son of Bolsonaro's insists Milei can become Argentina's next president

Published: 05/04/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil's left is pressing for Eduardo Bolsonaro's career to end Brazilian Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, held a telephone conversation with his Argentine colleague Javier Milei, whom he reportedly told that "I believe you can be president."

CanSino eyes Argentina for local production of covid-19 vax

Published: 05/04/2022 in MercoPress

A delegation from the Cansino laboratory has held meetings in Buenos Aires with Health Minister Carla Vizzotti and other officials to discuss local production of their COVID-19 vaccine, it was reported Tuesday.

Argentina's Economy Minister in President Fernández's Achilles tendon

Published: 05/03/2022 in MercoPress

Guzmán's agreement with the IMF needs reviewing because it was based on inflationary projections which have already fallen short of reality's figures As Argentina's inflation continues to grow with no end in sight and the news is that guidelines agreed upon with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) already need to be reviewed because they were based on a CPI that is no longer attainable, Economy Minister Martín Guzmán is beginning to take flak from friends and foes alike, casting doubts on his chances of remaining in office.

Falklands war was instrumental in accelerating the return of democracy in Argentina, Ambassador Figueroa

Published: 05/03/2022 in MercoPress

Javier Figueroa at the ambassador’s office in Belgrave Square (Victoria Jones/PA) By Catherine Lough, PA - The memory of the Falklands War is an “open wound” for Argentina, the country’s ambassador to the UK has said. Speaking to Catherine Lough of Press Association news agency to mark the 40th anniversary of the conflict, Javier Figueroa said wrangling over the Islands’ sovereignty is “ridiculous”, but admits that the war was instrumental in accelerating the return of democracy to Argentina.

Falklands War remains 'an open wound' in Argentina, says ambassador

Published: 05/01/2022 in BBC News - World

The conflict is a "deeply emotional issue" for politicians and the public at home, the diplomat says.

Foradori/Duncan deal ignores Argentina: only reflects British interests in Malvinas, claims minister Taiana

Published: 04/30/2022 in MercoPress

“Of what I am certain is that this deal in the conditions outlined is not beneficial for the national interest. It has been totally negative”, underlined Taiana Argentine Defense minister Jorge Taiana said that leaving aside former Deputy Foreign minister's alleged conduct during negotiations with British diplomats, --if proven true would be "shameful"--, what is really "serious, negative and disturbing" is that the joint communiqué put an end to Argentine sanctions on foreign companies involved in illegal fishing and oil exploration activities in Malvinas Islands with the authorization of British authorities.

Argentina: Milei would never run alongside lukewarm doves who rejected him

Published: 04/28/2022 in MercoPress

We want to break with the ideas that have destroyed our country in the last 100 years, Milei insisted after JxC's rejection Argentine Libertarian Deputy Javier Milei replied that Kirchnerism is back “because of the failure of the model of the lukewarm doves” of Juntos por el Cambio.

Argentina: Alberto Fernández and CFK to run separately in 2023?

Published: 04/28/2022 in MercoPress

CFK meetings with US dignitaries do shadow President Alberto Fernández Rumors are mounting in Buenos Aires that President Alberto Fernández will seek reelection on a ticket of his own while Vice President (and former President) Cristina Fernández de Kirchner would attempt to return to Casa Rosada in a separate bid.

Argentina's fiscal reserves in doubt as inflationary recalculations needed

Published: 04/27/2022 in MercoPress

The IMF deal projected yearly inflation between 38 and 48% so adjustments will be needed International Monetary Fund (IMF) Director for the Western Hemisphere Ilan Goldfajn admitted inflation guidelines outlined in Argentina's recent agreement with the financial agency needed to be modified to reflect a steep variation in prices.

Argentina targeting the Foradori/Duncan statement on the Falklands

Published: 04/27/2022 in MercoPress

Duncan and Foradori during the signing of the Joint Statement of September 2016 Argentine foreign minister Santiago Cafiero has ordered an internal investigation to determine whether former deputy foreign minister Carlos Foradori back in 2016, became drunk during a meeting with British diplomats in which UK and Argentina agreed to an improved relationship through closer cooperation on areas of mutual interest, including a chapter on the Falkland Islands.

Argentina's VP and Defense Minister meet with US General Richardson

Published: 04/27/2022 in MercoPress

Welcoming General Richardson allowed CFK to deepen her ties with the US Embassy in Buenos Aires Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) Tuesday announced with pride that she had welcomed US General Laura Richardson at her Senate office.

Uruguayan Navy averts attempt to smuggle large meteorite from Argentina

Published: 04/27/2022 in MercoPress

The metallic rock was seized at the port of Paysandú (L) Uruguayan authorities at the port of Paysandú have seized a meteorite worth around US$ 1 million when it was being smuggled into the country from Argentina, it was reported earlier this week.

Argentina remains a witness of corruption even when culprits confess

Published: 04/26/2022 in MercoPress

Bribes were referred to as “alfajores,” a typical Argentine “mini cake” . Photo: Pixabay / Cristhian Cabrera Argentina's judiciary system continues to be a mere witness to corruption practices even after those bribing local officials have admitted to their doings in foreign jurisdictions, it was reported Monday by a Buenos Aires newspaper.

Argentina shocked by brochure advising on safer consumption of drugs

Published: 04/26/2022 in MercoPress

“If you are going to consume, keep these tips in mind,” says the brochure. Argentine opposition Deputy Waldo Wolff of the Macrist Juntos por el Cambio (JxC - Together for Change) Monday announced he would be filing a lawsuit against the City Council of Morón, a district in the western outskirt of Buenos Aires, after a series of leaflets advising on the cautious use of drugs sparked nationwide controversy.

Tepid New Delhi support for Argentina's sponsored Falklands/Malvinas dialogue commission

Published: 04/25/2022 in MercoPress

The initiative seems to have run into rough weather since members of the ruling party BJP of Prime Minister Narendra Modi declined to attend The Commission for Dialogue referred to the Falkland Islands dispute which was launched in India, with the support of outstanding political figures, as was announced by Argentine minister of Foreign Affairs Santiago Cafiero, does not seem to have had the response expected, according to the Indian media in the framework of the annual Raisina Dialogue organized by the Indian government.

Navitas banned from Argentina for twenty years for operating in Falklands' waters

Published: 04/23/2022 in MercoPress

The Israeli oil company has been sanctioned for activities in the Argentine Continental Shelf close to Malvinas Islands  Israel's Navitas Petroleum has been banned from all activities in Argentina for the next twenty years for involvement in the hydrocarbons industry in the Falklands/Malvinas zone without Argentine permission.

Argentina seeks to become steady supplier of food to Italy

Published: 04/23/2022 in MercoPress

Cafiero sought Italy's help to develop an EU-CELAC dialogue platform Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Friday met in Rome with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio to broker a deal to make the South American country a steady supplier of food.

Why Argentina is embracing cryptocurrency

Published: 04/21/2022 in BBC News - World

The nation that has seen economic trauma is open to the possibility of alternative money like Bitcoin.

IMF: inflation is Argentina's main threat

Published: 04/21/2022 in MercoPress

Some of the global changes are good for Argentina, Georgieva pointed out International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Wednesday said the greatest risk facing Argentina was inflation. She made those remarks during a speech at the Joint Assembly of the IMF and the World Bank in Washington, DC.

Falklands 40: why Malvinas are still such an emotive issue in Argentina

Published: 04/20/2022 in MercoPress

Writing in UK's Guardian newspaper, foreign minister, Cafiero, stated that “the recovery of sovereignty [of Malvinas] is an inalienable objective of the Argentine people”. By Matthew Benwell (*) – At this time of year, the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) take center stage in public and political life across Argentina. April 2 marked the 40th anniversary of what many Argentines think of as the “recovery” of an integral part of their national territory from the UK. The “recovery” was only to last for 74 days before a British task force defeated Argentine troops and reclaimed what the UK government recognizes as British overseas territory – the Falkland Islands.

IMF revises Argentina's projected growth upwards

Published: 04/20/2022 in MercoPress

The IMF slightly upgraded its 2022 growth forecast for Latin America and the Caribbean to 2.5%. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its projections for Argentina's growth during 2022 to 4%, it was reported Tuesday in Washington DC. These figures show an improvement from those released just days ago by other agencies such as the World Bank (3.6%).

Argentina: Massacre of indigenous groups and its cover-up brought to trial

Published: 04/20/2022 in MercoPress

Witnesses over 100 years old appeared before the Court on opening day Although none of the suspects is still alive, an Argentine court in the northern province of Chaco began Tuesday a "truth trial" for the so-called "Napalpi massacre," the killing of native peoples perpetrated in 1924.

Argentina once again objects to British military exercises in South Atlantic

Published: 04/19/2022 in MercoPress

British maneuvers are to go on until April 29, it was reported. Photo: British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI) Argentina's Foreign Ministry Tuesday expressed its utmost rejection of British military drills in the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands, which the South American country deemed as “an unjustified show of force.”

The Washington Post says Milei could be Argentina's next President

Published: 04/19/2022 in MercoPress

Milei's ideas are amplified by social media influencers Days after Argentine Deputy Javier Milei announced he planned to run for President in 2023, The Washington Post published Monday a report saying he might even win the race.

Record, two Falklands' full year inflation in a month in Argentina

Published: 04/19/2022 in MercoPress

On average annual inflation in Falklands is below 4%. In March in Argentina, suffered an inflation of 6,7% and 7,5% in the item Food The Falkland Islands inflation during the last decade, on average has been below 4% annually. This however does not mean the Falklands are not vulnerable to the volatility of world energy and food prices.

Argentina has too many pensioners, according to an IMF report

Published: 04/18/2022 in MercoPress

Guzmán is planning new taxes and measures to fight inflation and avert pressure for his dismissal A recent report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has underlined the fact that Argentina has a larger proportion of citizens earning pensions when compared to other countries in the world.

EuroLat joins calls for resumption of dialogue between Argentina and UK

Published: 04/16/2022 in MercoPress

Malvinas Secretary Guillermo Carmona expressed his “satisfaction and gratitude of the Argentine government to the EuroLat Assembly for this important pronouncement.” The European-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) closed its Buenos Aires convention Thursday with a statement from both co-Speakers calling for the resumption of dialogue between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falklands/Malvinas Question, in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations.

Further boat crossings between Argentina and Paraguay to resume Monday

Published: 04/16/2022 in MercoPress

Most services will have the same schedules as they did before the pandemic After more than two years during which they were stopped amid the numerous sanitary restrictions to fight the spread of COVID-19, boat crossings between Paraguay and Argentina are scheduled to resume Monday at various points.

Bolsonaro warns Argentina may not deliver as much wheat as needed

Published: 04/15/2022 in MercoPress

“This is going to have an impact on wheat production in that country,” Bolsonaro explained. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday said his country faced a food security threat as a consequence of the shortage of wheat, which could become scarce due to the effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Argentina takes delivery of the last of four French-built OPVs

Published: 04/14/2022 in MercoPress

Captain Nicolás Leonardo Salinas took command of the Cordero Argentina has taken delivery of the new OPV ARA Contraalmirante Cordero built in France's shipyard in the city of Concarneau. It is the fourth and last unit from a contract signed in 2018.

Russia urges Argentina, UK to resume sovereignty talks over Falkland Islands

Published: 04/14/2022 in MercoPress

Zakharova insisted that solving the dispute meant abiding by UN resolutions Russia's Foreign Ministry has released a statement from Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova urging for the resumption of negotiations between Argentina and the United Kingdom regarding sovereignty over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands.

Argentina's intelligence bureau to digitize State terrorism files

Published: 04/14/2022 in MercoPress

The preservation of these documents is essential to enact the rights to truth, justice, reparation, and non-repetition of human rights violations, Pecar explained Argentina authorities have announced a plan to digitize over 250,000 documents on State terrorism carried out under various military regimes in the country's history, it was announced in Buenos Aires.

Argentina's Central Bank raises reference rate to cope with inflation

Published: 04/14/2022 in MercoPress

Argentina has the region's worst inflation and is second only to Russia worldwide Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) has adjusted the basic interest rate by 250 basis points to 47% per annum in nominal terms in a move to counter the effects of rampant inflation.

Argentina: CFK acquitted in gas overpricing case

Published: 04/14/2022 in MercoPress

Expert testimony persuaded Judge Ercolini that there was no fraud Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) has been acquitted in the case of alleged overpricing in the purchase of Liquefied National Gas. Judge Julián Ercolini's ruling also reached her former aides Julio De Vido, Roberto Baratta, and other officials of her administration.

"Argentina never created conditions for Falkland Islanders to become Argentine citizens", lawmaker Milei

Published: 04/13/2022 in MercoPress

Javier Milei, a libertarian politician, economics professor who is shaking the Argentine political establishment or “political cast”, as he calls both the ruling and opposition coalitions "Malvinas sovereignty negotiations are going to be very long. it's a complicated issue", and although a territorial claim, "Argentina never created the conditions for Falkland Islanders to want to become Argentine citizens", said Javier Milei, an Argentine member of the Lower House who was the sensation of last October's midterm election

Argentina's Antarctic office looking for 2023 campaign scientists

Published: 04/13/2022 in MercoPress

The call for applications is renewed every year, Ortúzar explained Argentina's National Antarctic Directorate (DNA) is looking for engineers and students of computer and electronic engineering to fill a dozen technical positions during the winter at the permanent bases Orcadas, Belgrano II, San Martín, Marambio, and Carlini in 2023.

763 Uruguayans volunteered to fight for Argentina during Falklands conflict, reveals Senate bill

Published: 04/12/2022 in MercoPress

“Leaving aside that the conflict was an attempt by the Argentine civic-military dictatorship to overshadow the terrible situation (…), we wish to express our total support”, said lawmakers. Senators from the Uruguayan opposition coalition Frente Amplio are sponsoring a declaration in support of Argentina and its Falkland Islands' claim, recalling at the same time that 763 Uruguayans, from a very miscellaneous background, had volunteered to join the Argentine Army during the South Atlantic conflict to combat Britain.

Argentina foresees foreign trade surplus for 2022, study shows

Published: 04/11/2022 in MercoPress

The BCR study assumes a GDP growth in 2022 of 0.8%, an exchange rate that remains stable at AR$ 102 / US$ 1, and an unchanged set of rules for other variables Due to the international increase in the price of agricultural products, Argentine traders foresee a trade surplus of US$ 14.1 billion for this year, because while imports would total US$ 70.6 billion, exports would reach US$ 84.4, according to a report by the Department of Information and Economic Studies of the Rosario Stock Exchange (BCR).

Argentina's oil and gas output rise in February

Published: 04/11/2022 in MercoPress

The Neuquina Basin topped output in both items According to a report released in Buenos Aires Monday, the country's interannual production of crude oil went up 13.2% in February of 2022 and that of gas rose 11.1%

Uruguayans wait for hours to drive through to Argentina for Tourism Week

Published: 04/11/2022 in MercoPress

Unvaccinated Uruguayans are advised to take a test 24 hours after entering Argentina Scores of Uruguayan travelers flocked the land crossings into Argentina as they waited to reach their destination for the entire week, probably to capitalize on a favorable currency exchange rate.

Gas deal between Bolivia and Argentina signed

Published: 04/08/2022 in MercoPress

Fernández thanked Arce for his efforts The Government of Argentina Thursday announced a new understanding with Bolivia to secure a daily gas supply of 14 million cubic meters and a commitment so that, in the future, Argentina will have priority to import any surplus in output.

Argentina's Ambassador to Israel sentenced to 8 years for corruption

Published: 04/08/2022 in MercoPress

Uribarri said the verdict was a “legal aberration” but turned in his resignation on social media Argentina's Ambassador to Israel and Cyprus Sergio Uribarri has resigned after being sentenced to 8 years in jail for "embezzlement and negotiations incompatible with public office."

Argentina: Wage bargaining cushions margin to fight inflation

Published: 04/08/2022 in MercoPress

At a rate higher than 60% per year, some salary updates would exceed inflation forecasts from some private consulting firms. Argentine labor unions are negotiating wage adjustments of around 60% in an attempt to outpace the country's rampant inflation, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

Argentina's Atlantic air corridor back as of July

Published: 04/08/2022 in MercoPress

Aerolíneas Argentinas announced it now has all its “federal corridors” fully operational Aerolíneas Argentinas has announced the resumption of the so-called “Atlantic Corridor” starting in July.

Website Declassified UK poll shows 49% believe Argentina should assert sovereignty over the Falkland/Malvinas

Published: 04/07/2022 in MercoPress

Declassified UK defines itself, “as the leading media organization uncovering the UK’s role in the world”. Investigative journalism website Declassified UK has published the results of a poll on its social media with only 21% stating that the UK should keep the Falkland Islands while an overwhelming 49% believe in Argentine sovereignty for the Malvinas Islands.

Latin American focus, support for Argentina's Falklands' claim and diplomacy to solve continental shelf disputes, Boric's agenda

Published: 04/07/2022 in MercoPress

President Gabriel Boric with his neighbor friend, Alberto Fernandez (L) during his recent visit to Argentina Chilean president Gabriel Boric in his recent visit to Argentina stated some of the basic pillars of the new administration's foreign policy, focused mainly on Latin America, human rights, support for Argentina's claim over the Falklands, and willingness to address border disputes its neighbor through diplomacy and patience.

Argentina takes IA-63 to Santiago Air Fair in search of buyers

Published: 04/06/2022 in MercoPress

The new Pampa has more components made in Argentina which replace imported ones Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana is to head the country's delegation at the Argentine ward of the International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE) in Santiago, Chile, where he will try to attract potential customers for the IA-63 jet trainer Pampa.

Argentina complains over Falklands tourism stand at WTM in Sao Paulo

Published: 04/06/2022 in MercoPress

The video shows the a well located Falklands' stand at Sao Paulo MTM fair Argentina expressed concern and requested specific measures from Brazilian authorities because of the presence in Sao Paulo at the World Trade Market, Latin America fair, of a Falkland Islands' stand.

Foreign Office travel advice for Argentina: watch out for petty crime, strikes and Falklands' related protests

Published: 04/05/2022 in MercoPress

The most common incidents affecting tourists are distraction thefts, bag snatching, pick pocketing and street robberies The latest travel advice on Argentina from the Foreign Office points out that in 2019, (the last normal year), 126,548 British nationals visited Argentina in 2019 and most visits are trouble-free.

Argentina back to pre-pandemic migration requirements

Published: 04/04/2022 in MercoPress

Health insurance against COVID-19 will nevertheless be necessary The Government of Argentina has decreed a return to the prepandemic status regarding border controls. Travelers will have now the same requirements as before March 2020, Interior Minister Wado de Pedro and Migrations Director Florencia Carignano announced.

Falklands' people have rights, but Argentina's 'cruel' attitude creates the feeling “war has not gone”

Published: 04/04/2022 in MercoPress

“We know what is to wake up and be invaded, what it means to have your home shelled and being forced to abandon your home” (Pic H. Alconada/LN) Hugo Alconada Mon is a prestigious Argentine journalist, and lawyer, who has written several books, besides belonging to the international consortium of investigative journalists which among other things was involved in exposing the Panama Papers.

“The saddest page of history between Argentina and Britain”, Ambassador Hayes

Published: 04/02/2022 in MercoPress

Ambassador Hayes said “it was not the only page of shared history, nor the first and definitively not the last” Kirsty Hayes, current British ambassador in Argentina wrote a column, published in Buenos Aires main daily, La Nacion pointing out that April 2nd was the beginning of the saddest page of the wide history of relations between Argentines and British. A painful date that brings sad memories to many families and sensitizes us all who some way or another work to build bridges between our nations, Ambassador Hayes begins her column.

Argentina focused on ties with US

Published: 04/02/2022 in MercoPress

“We worked to continue strengthening the development of economic cooperation opportunities between our nations,” Minister Guzmán said Argentina's Economy Minister Martín Guzmán met Friday with US Ambassador Marc Stanley at the Treasury Palace in Buenos Aires to discuss the bilateral agenda regarding cooperation between the two countries.

Bolivia and Argentina postpone decision on gas supply contract

Published: 04/02/2022 in MercoPress

This winter is going to be hard because Bolivia does not have the capacity to deliver the 14 MMm3/day that it delivered to the country last year, Aranguren explained Bolivia's Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) and Integración Energética Argentina Sociedad Anónima (IEASA) agreed to postpone the decision on a sixth addendum to the contract for the supply of natural gas for yet another month, according to a YPFB statement relesed Friday. Negotiations had been previously extended for two months, which ended on March 31.

Argentina's Domestic Trade Secretary "can't perform miracles"

Published: 03/31/2022 in MercoPress

Under Néstor and Cristina Kirchner (2003-2015), export taxes were “higher when international prices were lower and nobody lost money,” Feletti argued Argentina's Domestic Trade Secretary Roberto Feletti Thursday admitted that the inflation figures for the month of March "will be bad" following the impact of the war between Russia and Ukraine on the local economy.

Gas: Bolivia advised to renegotiate with Brazil and sell more to Argentina

Published: 03/30/2022 in MercoPress

The gas Bolivia should be selling to Argentina is in Brazil at a bargain prize stemming from a deal signed by former President Áñez, Balanza explained. While the Bolivian state-run YPFB is yet to report on any progress regarding payment conditions with Brazil for gas sales or the signing of the sixth addendum to the export contract with Argentina, hydrocarbon analysts have insisted on the need to roundup these negotiations given the current situation stemming from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Cold winter and fuel shortages ahead for Argentina

Published: 03/30/2022 in MercoPress

Vaca Muerta remains as one of the world's most promising profitable shale deposits, but with no investments and clear rules of the game... Argentine is in the world's top short list of countries with the largest reserves of gas, but given its political chaos, rabid nationalism and constant changes to the rules of the game, investors remain shy and Argentina will have to prepare for a cold austral winter and even fuel rationing as it's already happening with diesel, desperately needed to harvest summer crops and prepare the soil for summer sowing.

China to help Argentina finance imports, ambassador says

Published: 03/30/2022 in MercoPress

The signing of this memorandum has created more favorable conditions for deepening cooperation between the two countries, Ambassador Zou Xiaoli said China's Ambassador to Buenos Aires Tuesday said in an interview published by the local newspaper Ámbito that his country was willing to "promote financial support to Argentina for the payment of imports."

Argentina envisions further military developments in southernmost areas

Published: 03/29/2022 in MercoPress

Paleo said Argentina's vision for the 21st century encompassed a view toward the South Atlantic Argentina has launched a plan to strengthen its military capabilities in the province of Tierra del Fuego, which includes the installation of a mobile radar, the construction of a new naval base, as well as a new Army unit, it was reported Tuesday in Buenos Aires.

IMF Board unanimously approves Argentina deal

Published: 03/25/2022 in MercoPress

Illan Goldfajn will be responsible for Argentina's compliance with the agreement The International Monetary Fund's board of directors Friday approved unanimously the latest US$ 45-billion program signed with Argentina, with which the South American country has avoided default.

Indian Embassy In Argentina Launches Yoga Initiative For Local Police

Published: 03/23/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

The Indian embassy on Thursday launched a collaborative project with the Argentine Federal Police to promote Yoga for the physical and mental well-being of the forces.

Argentina to recruit additional voluntary soldiers to boost armed forces

Published: 03/23/2022 in MercoPress

In 1982, Argentina used to have a 72,000-strong military force made up mostly of conscript soldiers Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana has announced 10,000 new volunteer soldiers are o be recruited to boost the manning of military barracks. The country's armed forces currently have some 17,000 troops nationwide, it was reported.

Brazil planning to become a net exporter of wheat, harvesting a volume similar to that of Argentina

Published: 03/22/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil normally imports more than 50% of the wheat it consumes, mainly from Argentina Brazil is working to reduce its dependence on foreign produce and hopes to take advantage of recent record exports to increase crops this year. In effect from December 2021 to March 2022, Brazil exported some 2.5 million tons of wheat, an unprecedented volume that benefited from a historically large harvest and, more recently, from additional demand generated by the war between wheat exporters Ukraine and Russia.

Argentina reopens soybean exports

Published: 03/21/2022 in MercoPress

Export duties on soybean meal and oil were increased from 31 to 33% The Government of Argentina Monday went back on its steps and reopened exports of soybeans and their by-products after a decision on March 13 to close the registry for sales abroad imposed by Undersecretary of Agricultural Markets Javier Preciado Patińo.

Sanguinetti warns Uruguay may end up like Argentina if LUC is repealed

Published: 03/21/2022 in MercoPress

At age 86, Sanguinetti took it upon himself to campaign for the “nays”. Former two-time Uruguayan President Julio María Sanguinetti said it was wise to compare his country's situation with that of Argentina so that people could know what is at stake next weekend at the referendum on whether to repeal or not 135 provisions of the so-called Law of Urgent Consideration (LUC).

Argentina publishes easy-read guide on Malvinas for "adequate reporting and avoiding inaccuracies"

Published: 03/17/2022 in MercoPress

“We have detected there is a lack of knowledge in the media about the arguments in which Argentina's legitimate claims are supported,” said Public Defender Miriam Lewin. Argentina's Public Defender's Office set out a booklet with a list of recommendations for the "adequate treatment by media" of issues linked to the sovereignty dispute over the Falklands/Malvinas, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and adjoining maritime spaces with the purpose of avoiding "inaccuracies towards audiences".

Those who disregard Argentina's market will be banned from exporting beef

Published: 03/17/2022 in MercoPress

Exporters should have supplied 6,000 tons of beef to the local market in February, but instead only 2,500 tons were delivered Argentina's Agriculture and Livestock Minister Julián Domínguez has warned beef exporters that those who fail to supply the local market in accordance with the Government's plan will be banned from selling their products abroad.

Argentina's inflation for February of 2022 reaches 4.7%

Published: 03/16/2022 in MercoPress

The Economy Ministry blamed the sharp increments on the war between Russia and Ukraine Argentina's inflation for the month of February of 2022 has reached 4.7% on average, the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) announced Tuesday. It was the highest percentage since March of last year and was driven chiefly by increases in the price of food due to droughts, heatwaves, and fires.

Argentina fisheries exports in 2021 reached 515,000 tons; poor year for squid

Published: 03/15/2022 in MercoPress

With the exception of hake and shrimp all species prices were down on average, squid one of the worst A first release on Argentina's fisheries exports for 2021, shows an improvement over 2020, and even 2019. However the significant information is that prices for a majority of species during last year were down, even when in the first weeks of 2022, according to the Argentine Chamber of fishing vessels, CAPECA, most prices tend to recover except for Illex squid.

The IMF understanding does not solve Argentina's problems, "it's only a breathing space"

Published: 03/15/2022 in MercoPress

The “Soy King” pointed out that ”IMF agreed to kick the problem down the road to see if in Argentina we finally decide to make certain transformations Gustavo Grobocopatel, one of Argentina's most successful farming businesspeople said that the understanding reached with the IMF does not solve the country's problems, IMF merely agreed "to kick the can down the road" and give Argentina time to change its production matrix.

Arrest warrant issued in Argentina against Diosdado Cabello

Published: 03/15/2022 in MercoPress

Cabello is sought by US authorities for drug trafficking Argentine surrogate Judge Mariela Alejandra Giménez has issued an arrest warrant against Venezuela's Government leader Diosdado Cabello, number two of the ruling PSUV, should he try to enter the country. Authorities believe Cabello might try to travel through the northern border in the province of Jujuy.

Puebla Group supports Argentina's agreement with the IMF

Published: 03/14/2022 in MercoPress

“The debt contracted during the neoliberal government of Mauricio Macri has brought enormous consequences to the Argentine people,” the PG pointed out  World leaders gathered under the Puebla Group have expressed their support to Argentine President Alberto Fernández for the deal reached with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and for its "overwhelming approval in Congress."

The IMF's Agreement with Argentina Could Be a Game Changer

Published: 03/14/2022 in MercoPress

Argentina has demonstrated the merits of an alternative strategy focused on growth By Joseph E. Stiglitz and Mark Weisbrot – After long pushing failed belt-tightening policies, the International Monetary Fund has agreed to a deal that will allow Argentina's government to pursue a pro-growth strategy. The task now will be to manage the inevitable shocks that will come from today's tumultuous global economic environment.

Shortage of affordable groceries reported in Argentina

Published: 03/11/2022 in MercoPress

Top-notch, unaffordable brands are still available, though Shortages of basic products at Argentine supermarkets have been reported Friday, particularly of flour, cooking oil, and dry noodles of the most affordable brands. Media coverage has also outlined a sharp increase in the price of eggs.

Argentina less expensive than Uruguay, study shows

Published: 03/10/2022 in MercoPress

Under the present conditions, the price gap looked prone to widening, according to the researchers. According to a study by the Catholic University of Uruguay (UCU), that measured prices in Salto, Uruguay, and Concordia, Argentina, the former turned out to be 130.3% more expensive than the latter, it was reported.

Dominican President signs bilateral deals with Argentina in Buenos Aires

Published: 03/10/2022 in MercoPress

Abinader also took part in a meeting with local businessmen Argentine President Alberto Fernández and his Dominican Republic counterpart Luis Abinader Corona Wednesday signed a series of joint agreements during a meeting in Buenos Aires at Casa Rosada.

Compassionate charter flight to Chile not approved by Government of Argentina

Published: 03/10/2022 in MercoPress

MLA Teslyn Barkman regretted the decision and said that “this was an opportunity for people to visit family they have not seen in an incredibly long time” The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has been informed that the permissions required to operate a compassionate charter flight between the Falkland Islands and Chile have not been granted by the Argentine authorities. This flight was due to travel to Chile from the Falkland Islands on Saturday 19 March 2022, and return on Saturday 9 April, it was informed by the FIG on Wednesday.

Argentina's monthly inflation above that of Venezuela in 2022

Published: 03/09/2022 in MercoPress

Venezuela still is the country with the highest inflation, but Argentina is on its way to toppling it from that dubious pedestal Argentina's consumer price index (CPI) for the month of February of 2022 is expected to be around 3.9%, while Venezuela's would be below half that much, at 1.7%, it was reported.

Argentina to welcome Ukrainian refugees

Published: 03/08/2022 in MercoPress

Refugees are expected to be arriving soon, following Russia's decision to decree a temporary ceasefire Wednesday The Argentine government of President Alberto Fernández Tuesday announced it would be granting humanitarian visas to Ukrainian refugees fleeing their war-torn country.

Argentina approves funds for a new polar vessel, to be built with Finnish consultants

Published: 03/05/2022 in MercoPress

The project started in 2014 looks to deliver to the Argentine navy a vessel for cargo and fuel transport, capable of sailing Antarctic waters The Argentine government has approved the funds for the design and construction of a new polar vessel to complement the activities of ice breaker ARA Almirante Irizar in her task of delivering provisions to the Argentine thirteen Antarctic bases. Works and design will be undertaken by the government-owned shipyard Tandanor and Finland's consulting firm Aker Arctic, with the funds allotted totaling 69 million Argentine pesos ( some US$ 6,5 million) and 7 million Euros.

Argentina orders evacuation of Kyiv embassy

Published: 03/03/2022 in MercoPress

“We are bringing a mobile consulate to the border with Poland and also to Romania,” Cafiero explained Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Thursday announced his country was evacuating its embassy in Kyiv as the Russian onslaught keeps advancing towards Ukraine's capital.

Falklands: Argentina interested in a third phase of the Plan to identify fallen combatants in Malvinas

Published: 03/02/2022 in MercoPress

Alberto Fernandez addressing congress next to Cristina Kirchner, who presides over General Assembly debates and Sergio Massa president of the Lower House Argentina is interested in a third phase of the Humanitarian Project Plan which has successfully helped with the identification of Argentine combatants fallen in the Falklands/Malvinas during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict, triggered by the Argentine invasion of the Islands. Argentine president Alberto Fernandez made the announcement during his annual March first speech to Congress, officially opening the legislative year.

Argentina asks the resumption of flights to the Falklands with stopover in Rio Gallegos

Published: 03/01/2022 in MercoPress

The flights were halted for reasons beyond Argentina's control, the note said Argentina has requested the resumption of flights between the mainland and the Falkland Islands twice a month after the service carried out by Latam Airlines was halted amid COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Argentina asks for the resumption of flights to the Falklands with stopover in Rio Gallegos

Published: 03/01/2022 in MercoPress

The flights were halted for reasons beyond Argentina's control, the note said Argentina has requested the resumption of flights between the mainland and the Falkland Islands twice a month after the service carried out by LATAM Airlines was halted amid COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Argentina to deploy White Helmets to Poland-Ukraine border

Published: 03/01/2022 in MercoPress

Cafiero met Monday with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer in Geneva Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Monday ordered the deployment of the so-called White Helmets to the border between Poland and Ukraine on a humanitarian mission to assist nationals stranded in the area, it was announced in Buenos Aires.

Interannual sales of motor vehicles fall in Argentina and Brazil

Published: 02/28/2022 in MercoPress

Vehicle sales slumped the most in Argentina and Brazil of all Latin American countries during January, according to a report with data for ten nations in the region.

Paraguayans rush to bordering city to buy fuel smuggled in from Argentina

Published: 02/28/2022 in MercoPress

The main cause for the price gap with Argentina lies in Government subsidies Hundreds of Paraguayans rushed over the weekend to the coastal town of Nanawa – formerly Puerto Elsa – in the Presidente Hayes province to buy cheaper fuel smuggled from Clorinda, Argentina, it was reported.

World Bank support for Argentina in 2022 expected to reach US$ 2bn

Published: 02/23/2022 in MercoPress

WB Managing Director of Operations, Axel van Trotsenburg met with Martín Guzmán, Finance Minister of Argentina, and Gustavo Béliz, Secretary of Strategic Affairs (Pic Twitter) A top-level Argentine economic and strategic delegation met in Washington with the World Bank Managing Director of Operations to address close bilateral relations, cooperation, and solid support from the bank for South America's second-largest economy.

UK’s LGBT+ Rights Envoy visits Argentina ahead of Safe to be Me conference in London

Published: 02/21/2022 in MercoPress

Lord Herbert and a group of Argentine parliamentarians. The UK Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on LGBT+ rights, Lord Nick Herbert, visited Argentina last week, meeting with counterparts in the Argentine Government and with civil society organizations. LGBT+ information app, QUIR, was launched at the British Embassy Buenos Aires by local civil society organization Kidz. This trip is part of Lord Herbert’s activity this year to galvanize ambitious action on LGBT+ rights ahead of the Safe To Be Me conference in London.

Work to fully reopen Argentina's Petrel Base in Antarctica goes on

Published: 02/19/2022 in MercoPress

The Puerto Argentino has been named after the Argentine version of Port Stanley, capital of the British Overseas Territories of the Falkland Islands. Argentine Navy's ARA Puerto Argentino sloop has sucessfully unloaded supplies and machinery this week at the Petrel Base in Antarctica, it was reported. A self-propelled pontoon built entirely at the Tandanor–CINAR shipyard was used for the reconstruction of this base, which is returning to permanent service after nearly 50 years.

IMF says draft of deal with Argentina almost ready

Published: 02/19/2022 in MercoPress

Argentina's proposal was “realistic and reliable,” according to Goldfajn A high-ranking International Monetary Fund (IMF) official Friday announced a full deal with Argentina “is very close,” as the Government of President Alberto Fernández hopes it will be next week, so that it can be put up for Congressional approval at the start of the new Legislature, March 1.

Argentina eyes National Food Company to regulate domestic prices

Published: 02/17/2022 in MercoPress

”We need a break with international prices in wheat, corn, meat and milk,” Feletti said The Government of Argentina is planning to create a National Food Company as a measure to curb inflation, keep prices under control and help small and medium producers, Presidential Spokeswoman Gabriela Cerruti said Thursday in Buenos Aires.

On 16 February 1990, the re establishment of diplomatic relations between UK and Argentina was announced

Published: 02/17/2022 in MercoPress

The exchange of ambassadors will follow in due course. A copy of the joint statement issued on 15 February with its annexes will be placed in the Library of the House. On 16 February 1990, Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Sir Timothy Sainsbury informed the House of Commons of the 14,15 February 1990 Madrid meeting which resulted in the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Argentina and the United Kingdom

Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Uruguay highlight bilateral increasing trade

Published: 02/16/2022 in MercoPress

Bustillo and Cafiero also ”agreed on the importance of continuing to hold regular meetings Argentina's Foreign Ministers Santiago Cafiero Tuesday in Buenos Aires with his Uruguayan counterpart Francisco Bustillo to discuss a 33% increase in bilateral trade, among other issues.

Argentina's inflation reaches 3.9% in January

Published: 02/16/2022 in MercoPress

Tuesday's 50.7% was the lowest yearly inflation reported since June 2021 Despite requirements from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that inflation needs to be under control, Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec) Tuesday reported January's figures had reached 3.9% for a 50.7% YoY.

Argentina to send military team to China to discuss arms deal

Published: 02/14/2022 in MercoPress

Purchasing Chinese-built JF-17 Thunder-Block III aircraft was first discussed in 2015 but it was all halted under Macri The Government of Argentina is planning to send a military team to China in March to broker the purchase of combat aircraft, for which over US $ 600 million have been allocated as per the 2022 Budget bill, it was reported.

Fuel goes up in Paraguay, but tanking up in Argentina not an option

Published: 02/12/2022 in MercoPress

A differential fuel price for foreigners opens the door to Argentines “smuggling” it across the border in their own tanks The state-run oil company Petróleos Paraguayos (Petropar) has announced an increase in the price of fuel at pumps effective Saturday, Feb. 12, despite previous announcements that there would be no changes until the end of the month.

China strongly lobbying to sell jet fighters to Argentina

Published: 02/10/2022 in MercoPress

China is interested in providing Argentina with the modern JF-17, since it might open the door for future arms deals with other countries in the region Next month an Argentine military delegation will be traveling to China as part of a bilateral defense cooperation understanding, which among other issues includes the potential purchase of twelve Chinese fighter aircraft for which the Argentine latest national budget has earmarked a 664 million dollars credit.

Excellent prospects for Mercosur beef exports, except Argentina

Published: 02/10/2022 in MercoPress

In 2017, Argentina was in the top five beef exporters, having previously been in the top three The Argentine beef industry is optimistic about world meat production and global demand this year, with China again playing a leading market role. A report issued by Argentina's Rosario Stock Exchange (BCR) and the Mercado Ganadero Department (Rosgan), world beef production will reach 58 million tons, representing a 1% increase over 2021.

Argentina's industrial activity on a recovery path

Published: 02/09/2022 in MercoPress

These figures dit hot happen by chance, Kulfas explained Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec) Wednesday reported local industrial output had recorded a 15.8% growth in the year 2021, boosted by automotive and transport which showed a 50.9% increase.

Argentina's YPF to invest US $ 90 million in solar energy

Published: 02/07/2022 in MercoPress

“Without energy there is no development, without development there is no production and without production there is no work,” Manzur said Argentina's Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur Monday presided over the ceremony during which the State-run oil company YPF announced it will invest U$S 90 million to develop a solar energy park in Ullum, in the province of San Juan, where radiation suits best these type of undertakings.

Argentina's closeness to China, Russia worries London amid Ukraine crisis

Published: 02/07/2022 in MercoPress

Falklands issue arises as Argentina rubs elbows with Russia and China and the Ukraine crisis keeps escalating London is noticing Argentine President Alberto Fernández's foreign policy, particularly Sunday's joint written statement whereby the South American country backed China's claim over Taiwan and, in return, the Government of Xi Jinping supported Argentina's sovereignty quest regarding the Falkland Islands.

COVID-19 not the only infectious threat in Argentina

Published: 02/07/2022 in MercoPress

Cyanobacteria can cause gastrointestinal, respiratory, neurological, skin, ear, and eye infections. Argentine vacationers can catch diseases other than COVID-19, which can even bring on worse symptoms, it was reported after the Health Ministry announced it had detected cyanobacteria in AMBA (City of Buenos Aires and territories around it) and in the provinces of Entre Ríos, Córdoba and Santa Fe

Argentina joins Belt and the Silk Road as Fernández and Xi meet in Beijing

Published: 02/07/2022 in MercoPress

Fernández supported China's claim over Taiwan and in return Xi Jinping endorsed Argentina's stance regarding the Falkland Islands President Alberto Fernández has rounded up the Chinese stop of his new international tour by arranging Argentina's entry into the Belt and the Silk Road which will represent financing in excess of US $ 23 billion for the South American country.

Moody's warns Argentina's unwritten IMF deal does not avert default

Published: 02/05/2022 in MercoPress

Moody's called for a faster rate of devaluation, positive real interest rates and the reshaping (or elimination) of energy subsidies, which the Fernández Government refuses to adopt Credit rating consultants Moody's Friday issued a report according to which Argentina's "long history of failure when implementing International Monetary Fund (IMF) programs" meant the risk of default had not been averted.

Argentina closer to producing Sinopharm vaccine locally

Published: 02/05/2022 in MercoPress

Sinopharm has been approved for use and marketing in 112 countries and territories worldwide. Argentine President Alberto Fernández and directors of the Chinese laboratory which produces the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine met Friday in Berlin in another stop of the head of state's tour.

Argentina expects more support from the EU on the “Malvinas issue” after Brexit

Published: 02/05/2022 in MercoPress

“What has happened, the Brexit, has brought about a fundamental change,” stressed Carmona Since the Falkland Islands ceased to be a European Union (EU) Community overseas territory after the Brexit, Argentina seeks more support from the bloc in the negotiation claim with the United Kingdom on the South Atlantic British territory. It was explained by the Argentine Secretary of Malvinas, Antarctica, and South Atlantic, Guillermo Carmona in an interview with EFE.

Argentina's dependency on US needs to stop, President Fernández tells Putin

Published: 02/03/2022 in MercoPress

Putin highlighted the pace at which bilateral ties were growing President Alberto Fernández Thursday told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow that "Argentina has to stop having such a great dependency on the IMF and the United States."

20 dead, many others hospitalized due to tainted cocaine in Argentina

Published: 02/03/2022 in MercoPress

The Buenos Aires Minister of Security, Sergio Berni, expressed that those who bought drugs in the last 24 hours “have to discard them”. Authorities in the Argentine town of Hurlingham, in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Wednesday reported 20 people had died and 74 others had been hospitalized after consuming tainted cocaine.

16 People Killed After Consuming Poisonous Cocaine In Argentina

Published: 02/02/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

At least 16 people have died in Argentina and dozens have been hospitalized after consuming cocaine suspected of containing a poisonous substance, authorities in Buenos Aires province, at the...

Argentina drugs: Adulterated cocaine kills 12 in Buenos Aires

Published: 02/02/2022 in BBC News - World

Officials suspect the illegal drug was either laced with poison or "cut" with another substance.

Fuel goes up 9% in Argentina after long price freeze

Published: 02/02/2022 in MercoPress

Every time YPF announces a price increase, the other companies are expected to follow suit shortly afterwards Argentina's state-run oil company YPF announced a price increase of around 9% in the price of fuel at pumps as of Wednesday, with 2 additional percentage points in the case of premium products.

Recommended reading, updated Argentina Travel Advice by FCDO

Published: 02/02/2022 in MercoPress

Protests and strikes take place regularly, often without warning, particularly in Buenos Aires. The Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office has updated its Travel Advice on Argentina. Among other issues, the TA points out that 126,548 British nationals visited Argentina in 2019 and most visits are trouble-free.

Argentina's deal with IMF will get through Congress, House Speaker says

Published: 02/02/2022 in MercoPress

President Fernández picked Deputy Germán Martínez from the province of Santa Fe to replace Máximo Kirchner as majority leader Argentina's Lower House Speaker Sergio Massa Tuesday said the ruling Frente de Todos (Everybody's Front - FdT) remained united and guaranteed the recent agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will get through Congress.

NGOs claim most deforestation in northern Argentina during 2021 was illegal

Published: 02/02/2022 in MercoPress

Corruption plays a big part in deforestation, it was reported Around 110,180 hectares of forest were destroyed in the Argentine provinces of Santiago del Estero, Formosa, Chaco, and Salta during the year 2021 as a result of illegal practices, according to Greenpeace.

First case of new sublineage of omicron detected in Argentina

Published: 02/01/2022 in MercoPress

The 62-year-old man had returned from Uruguay before the new sublineage was ever mentioned among scientists Argentine health authorities Tuesday confirmed the first case of COVID-19 caused by the sublineage BA.2 of the coronavirus omicron variant., which is said to be two to three times more contagious than the original omicron.

China to help Argentina build new nuclear power plant

Published: 02/01/2022 in MercoPress

Atucha III is known among Chinese leaders as “the Hualong project” Argentina's National Committee of Atomic Energy (CNEA) and the Chinese National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) Tuesday signed a contract for the construction of the Atucha III Nuclear Power Plant, it was announced.

Argentina decries increasing UK flights to Falklands with Brazil stopovers

Published: 02/01/2022 in MercoPress

On Jan. 21 a RAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft landed at Porto Alegre to refuel and left the next day for the Falklands Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli has filed a note expressing his country's concern over British military aircraft stopping en route to the Falkland Islands.

Argentina: Máximo Kirchner resigns as Lower House majority leader

Published: 02/01/2022 in MercoPress

President Fernández said CFK did not approve of her son's decision The recent deal between the Argentine Government of President Alberto Fernández and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is taking its toll on the country's political leadership front after Lower House Majority Leader Máximo Kirchner announced Monday he would resign that position.

Argentina decries British “show of force” in South Atlantic

Published: 01/31/2022 in MercoPress

Argentina's Foreign Ministry said Britain's deployments contravened UN resolutions Argentina's Foreign Ministry has labeled a new military deployment by the United Kingdom in the Falkland Islands as “a new and unjustified show of force and a deliberate departure from the calls of the numerous resolutions of the United Nations and other international organizations.”

Argentina donates over 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Published: 01/31/2022 in MercoPress

Most vaccines were close to their expiration date Argentina's health authorities have confirmed the country has donated over 4 million Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccines to countries in the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia in a move to reduce inequality.

Argentina's JMC has 431 foreign vessels on its radar

Published: 01/28/2022 in MercoPress

JMC coordinates operations between Navy and Argentine Coast Guard Argentina's Joint Maritime Command (JMC) has denounced the presence of some 431 foreign boats near the country's South Atlantic territorial waters limit, it was reported. Around 80% of the vessels were said to be of Chinese origin.

Argentina reaches agreement with IMF, dodges default

Published: 01/28/2022 in MercoPress

After the agreement was announced, the unofficial exchange rate between Argentine pesos and US dollars dropped 4.5% to AR $212.50 / US $ 1. The Government of Argentina and The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday reached an agreement for the repayment of the South American country's debt stemming from a loan granted under the administration of Former President Mauricio Macri.

WaPo tells Americans not to fret over local inflation: Argentina is worse off

Published: 01/27/2022 in MercoPress

Inflation transforms the way people spend, save and think, the WaPo said  An article published by The Washington Post highlights Argentina's inflationary tradition and suggests US citizens should take a look at the South American country's "way of economic life" after prices locally rose around 7% in one year.

Argentina to develop new polar ship with Finnish consultants

Published: 01/27/2022 in MercoPress

The ARA Almirante Irízar has given up a lot of cargo capacity The Government of Argentina Wednesday approved the allocation of funds to the Tandanor state shipyard to advance in cooperation with Finnish consultants Aker Arctic in the design and construction of a new polar ship to join the icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar in delivering supplies to the thirteen bases in Antarctica.

Argentina endorses request that Venezuela investigates human rights violations

Published: 01/26/2022 in MercoPress

Machuca highlighted Argentina's stance in favor of the protection of all persons against forced disappearances Argentina Wednesday supported from its role within the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) previous requests filed by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who insisted the Venezuelan administration of Nicolás Maduro needed to investigate the numerous reports on violations and hold the perpetrators accountable.

OECD to evaluate Argentina, Brazil and Peru as potential members

Published: 01/26/2022 in MercoPress

“It is an opportunity that we cannot miss,” former President Macri said regarding Argentina's candidacy to the OECD. The Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has decided to discuss the admission into the group of Argentina, Brazil, and Peru, it was announced Tuesday.

Ambassador says Jones-Huala may serve out his sentence in Argentina

Published: 01/25/2022 in MercoPress

“Assisting him does not mean advocating,” Bielsa stressed Argentina's Ambassador to Chile Rafael Bielsa Monday said the newly-paroled Mapuche leader Facundo Jones-Huala “could serve the rest of his sentence in Argentina.”

First case of flurona in Argentina spotted in Santa Fe

Published: 01/21/2022 in MercoPress

The child was hospitalized with a “status epilepticus with a history,” for which he was admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU), where more rigorous medical studies were carried out Health officials in the Argentine province of Santa Fe Thursday confirmed the first case of flurona (inFLUenza + coRONAvirus) had been detected in the country in a 3-year-old boy hospitalized in the provincial capital.

December 2021 marks record oil output for Argentina in last 9 years

Published: 01/20/2022 in MercoPress

Energy Secretary Darío Martínez said these results were due to the “clear rules” and “predictability” set by the administration of President Alberto Fernández In the last month of 2021, Argentina has recorded a total oil output of around 559,000 barrels per day (BPD), thus reaching the highest production for the country over the past nine years, it was reported Thursday.

Soap opera foreign policy: US tells Argentina keep up negotiations with IMF

Published: 01/20/2022 in MercoPress

Argentine foreign minister Cafiero with State Department Secretary Blinken Last October when Argentine president Alberto Fernandez left for Rome to the G20 leaders' summit, his office informed that he was expecting to meet with US president Joe Biden to among other issues address support for Argentina in its ongoing exhausting negotiations with the IMF.

US adds Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia to list of destinations to avoid due to covid

Published: 01/19/2022 in MercoPress

The CDC also insists on people getting vaccinated The United States' Centers for Disease Control has added 22 countries to the level four travel warning list due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, particularly of the omicron variant.

World Economic Forum warns of dark future ahead for Argentina

Published: 01/18/2022 in MercoPress

Some analysts foresee inflation around 85% for the year 2022 if an agreement with the IMF is not reached The World Economic Forum (WEF) has said Argentina's future was anything but promising as a result of the lethal combination of inflation and the state's financial collapse.

EU removes Argentina, Canada and Australia from “safe countries” list

Published: 01/17/2022 in MercoPress

Argentines vaccinated with Sputnik V can no longer go to Europe The European Union Monday removed Argentina, Canada, and Australia from its list of COVID-19 safe countries from where people could travel without sanitary restrictions.

Former Spanish PMs support dialogue between Argentina, UK over Falklands

Published: 01/14/2022 in MercoPress

Ambassador Alfonsín held a reception in Madrid where Spanish politicians favored dialogue over Falklands Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday thanked former Spanish Prime Ministers for their support to resuming dialogue with the United Kingdom over the Falklands / Malvinas issue.

Argentina: Milei's salary as a lawmaker goes to Kirchnerite construction worker

Published: 01/13/2022 in MercoPress

“It's a contest, why shouldn't I sign up?,” said Nacarado Newly-elected Argentine Deputy Javier Milei hast kept his word and put out his salary on a raffle to prove he was not into politics for the money. The 40-year-old Federico Nacarado, who is far from being a Milei voter, entered the competition due to pressure from his spouse and will now be able to make some payments on his debts.

Argentina: Indigenous communities want to bury ancestors in Nordelta

Published: 01/13/2022 in MercoPress

“It takes a while to define where they will be buried ... but it is a place in Nordelta,” Chara said. The bodies of 42 members of an indigenous community who were removed from their resting places by US archaeologist Samuel Lothrop in 1925 are to be restored to their historical land in what will be the largest restitution carried out so far in Argentina and which has been approved Monday by the National Institute of Indigenous Affairs (INAI).

Meat consumption in Argentina fell despite cap on exports

Published: 01/13/2022 in MercoPress

Despite 2021's fall, Argentines continue to eat more beef than any other people in the world Argentina has recorded a 4.8% decline in meat consumption per inhabitant despite caps on exports imposed by the administration of President Alberto Fernández, which allegedly sought to prioritize the domestic market.

Argentina claims Wallace's remarks are “inappropriate and unacceptable”

Published: 01/12/2022 in MercoPress

“Secretary Wallace belligerent threats and denigratory remarks towards Argentina are not compatible with the current level of diplomatic relations”. The Argentine foreign ministry reacted strongly to Defense Secretary Ben Wallace's statements published on Monday in the Daily Telegraph arguing that his belligerent threats and denigratory remarks towards Argentina are not compatible with the current level of diplomatic relations.

Argentina: No more isolation for asymptomatic people with booster doses

Published: 01/11/2022 in MercoPress

Vizzotti also highlighted that avoiding isolation implied a high degree of social responsibility Argentine Health Authorities have decided Tuesday that from now on, people who have taken three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and remain asymptomatic following close contact with a positive case of the disease shall no longer be required to isolate themselves.

Argentina's covid Miracle

Published: 01/11/2022 in MercoPress

Professor Stiglitz with Argentine economy minister Martin Guzmán  By Joseph Stiglitz – Unlike the United States, which could spend one-quarter of its GDP protecting its economy from the COVID-19 fallout, Argentina entered the pandemic with the deck stacked against it. Yet, thanks to the current government’s policies to strengthen the real economy, the country has been enjoying a remarkable recovery.

Carmona launches Argentina's Antarctic Annual Plan

Published: 01/11/2022 in MercoPress

“Both the scientific research that Argentina promotes in Antarctica and all the logistical operations that the Armed Forces carry out ... are linked to the question of sovereignty,” Carmona explained. In the absence of Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero who had to isolate himself after having been a close contact during last week's Celac Summit of his Bolivian colleague Rogelio Mayta, who tested positive for COVID-19, Malvinas, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Secretary Guillermo Carmona presided over Monday's ceremony where the 2021-2022 Antarctic Annual Plan was launched.

British economist becomes new IMF Senior resident representative in Argentina

Published: 01/10/2022 in MercoPress

”Next week I was informed (Ben Kelmanson) will be taking his new position in Buenos Aries, replacing Jamaican Trevor Alleyne”, twitted ambassador Argüello Argentine ambassador in Washington, Jorge Argüello has reported he received the visit of British economist Ben Kelmanson, appointed the new IMF Senior resident representative in Argentina, who will be involved in the delicate debt negotiations for the coming years.

Chile's physicians discourage traveling to Argentina due to Omicron

Published: 01/08/2022 in MercoPress

Long delays and a double checkpoint system make crossing the Andes not too appealing Chile's Medical College said that the coronavirus situation in Argentina was "critical" as a result of the Omicron variant and advised against traveling to the neighboring country.

Argentina, Cuba sign bilateral deals to foster food sovereignty

Published: 01/07/2022 in MercoPress

Rodríguez Parrilla insisted on ”Cuba's historical position in favor of Argentine sovereignty over the Malvinas Island Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla and Santiago Cafiero, Foreign Ministers of Cuba and Argentina respectively, Thursday signed in Buenos Aires a bilateral cooperation agreement for Agricultural Development “to promote the food sovereignty of Cuba,” it was announced.

Black Thursday for Argentina's economy – no agreement with IMF

Published: 01/06/2022 in MercoPress

With Thursday's losses, Argentine bonds accumulate decreases of up to 7.5% in the last five days Argentine President Alberto Fernández and Economy Minister Martín Guzmán agreed not to give in to additional demands from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) regarding the US $ 44 billion loan from the previous national administration.

DIY COVID-19 tests given green light in Argentina

Published: 01/06/2022 in MercoPress

Pharmacies hope to have the kits ready for sale sometime next week Argentina's sanitary agency ANMAT has issued the green light Wednesday to the distribution and commercialization of COVID-19 self-testing kits, as coronavirus infections soar nationwide.

Argentina to buy Russian electric trains for diesel-only suburban railroad

Published: 01/05/2022 in MercoPress

The San Martín line operates outdated Chinese units acquired under Cristina Kirchner The Government of Argentina has allocated US $ 800 million to the purchase of Russian electric trains for a non-electrified railroad, the Buenos Aires daily La Nación reported.

Posco announces US $ 830 million investment in Argentina

Published: 01/05/2022 in MercoPress

Posco's lithium project at Salar del Hombre Muerto is on the border between the provinces of Salta and Catamarca Posco Argentina's CEO KwangBok Kim Wednesday announced an US $ 830 million investment after a meeting with Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur. Also present at the gathering was company director SungKook Chung.

Foreign trade yield US $ 15 billion to Argentina's Central Bank in 2021

Published: 01/04/2022 in MercoPress

If projections are confirmed, 2021 would be the fifth best performance so far this century Foreign trade has meant around US $ 15 billion for Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) in 2021, according to projections reported Monday in Buenos Aires. It became the fifth best surplus so far in the 21st century, despite November's US $ 117 million deficit, the first setback since 2018.

Argentina accountable for disappearance of two Uruguayans in the 1970s

Published: 12/30/2021 in MercoPress

The couple's children continued to live with their adoptive family in Chile The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has determined Argentina was internationally responsible for the forced disappearances of Uruguayan nationals Mario Roger Julien Cáceres and Victoria Lucía Grisonas Andrijauskaite “perpetrated within the framework of the systematic plan of repression implemented in the 1976-1983 period and in the context of Operation Condor,” it was announced in San José, Costa Rica.

Isolation made easier in Argentina for those fully vaxxed against COVID-19

Published: 12/30/2021 in MercoPress

“We delayed the arrival of Delta so much that we have avoided a wave,” Vizzotti explained. Argentine Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Wednesday announced people who have taken a full COVID-19 vaccination treatment will be forced to spend five days in isolation after being in close contact with a positive case of SARS-CoV-2, while the 10-day quarantine will remain in force for the unvaccinated.

Brazil's government turns down humanitarian aid from Argentina to Bahia

Published: 12/30/2021 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro's administration said thanks, but no thanks Brazil's Federal Government has denied access into the country to humanitarian aid offered from Argentina to help the victims of the lethal rainfall in the northern state of Bahia, it was reported Wednesday.

Argentina to set up Antarctica observatory to look for exoplanets

Published: 12/27/2021 in MercoPress

The observatory will have a telescope with the instruments necessary to produce high-quality images, it was reported Argentina will install an observatory at the Belgrano II base in Antarctica, 1,300 kilometers from the South Pole, which will be operated from Buenos Aires. The automated telescope will be used to detect exoplanets and other celestial bodies which are difficult to watch from other latitudes, it was announced.

Argentina says humanitarian flights "all ready" to fly Falklands-residents to Chile

Published: 12/27/2021 in MercoPress

The official Argentine policy is no dialogue with the “illegitimate” government of the Falkland Islands. The Argentine government announced on Sunday that "all is ready" for the two humanitarian charter flights, with an Argentine flagged carrier, to transport Falklands-Malvinas foreign residents that have been stranded in the Islands since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Argentina's oil exports on the rise

Published: 12/23/2021 in MercoPress

The Athens Star was also scheduled to deliver another cargo of 490,000 barrels Two shipments of Vaca Muerta crude oil carrying around 490,000 barrels each from Puerto Rosales to Porto Alegre in Brazil represent a sizeable increase in exports from the Neuquén Basin, it was reported.

President wants Buenos Aires to no longer be capital of Argentina

Published: 12/18/2021 in MercoPress

“We have an enormous possibility of doing things differently,” Fernández said. Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday said he was entertaining the idea that the country's capital should not be Buenos Aires, thus resurfacing a controversy from 1853-1860 which then-President Raúl Alfonsín also sough in the 1980s to reshape.

Argentina creates Joint Maritime Command to patrol national waters

Published: 12/18/2021 in MercoPress

The Joint Maritime Command (CCM) has been created by Ministry of Defense Resolution 244-2021 for the surveillance and control of the maritime and river areas Argentine Defense Minister Jorge Taiana announced the creation of the Joint Maritime Command, which will be in charge of the permanent patrolling and monitoring of the Argentine sea.

Picture of canvas swimming pool to contain oil spill in Argentina goes viral

Published: 12/17/2021 in MercoPress

A modest canvas swimming pool or a high-tech decontamination device? The picture of a canvas swimming pool designed for the backyard of a modest income family has been used by oil pipeline operators Oldelval to contain a crude spill of over 3 million liters in Argentine Patagonia has gone viral.

Argentina to donate 1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Bolivia

Published: 12/17/2021 in MercoPress

The doses will be carried in a Hercules C-130 aircraft of the Argentine Air Force. Argentina has announced one million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be sent to Bolivia next Monday, making it “the largest donation of doses between countries in South America since the global pandemic was declared,” according to a Health Ministry statement. The doses will be carried in a Hercules C-130 aircraft of the Argentine Air Force.

Air Canada returns to Argentina after pandemic restrictions

Published: 12/17/2021 in MercoPress

“The wait is over,” Air Canada's Ignacio Ferrer announced. Air Canada has resumed regular operations to / from Argentina with four weekly frequencies serving Buenos Aires' Ezeiza international airport Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Montreal, via Săo Paulo (Brazil), using Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

Santa Fe-La Plata circuit added to export opportunities in Argentina

Published: 12/16/2021 in MercoPress

The circuit is designed to carry out a minimum of 2 monthly calls between the ports of Santa Fe and La Plata and from there to the world The first shipment from the port of Santa Fe bound for the Port of La Plata has departed, thus marking the commencement of a logistics circuit with the TecPlata container terminal that brings on a plethora of business opportunities, it was reported.

Argentina might raise interest rates to keep US dollar at bay

Published: 12/15/2021 in MercoPress

The BCRA is looking for alternatives to avoid a sharp devaluation of the Argentine peso Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) is considering raising the interest rate, in accordance with a suggestion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it was reported Wednesday in Buenos Aires.

Argentina's November inflation “only” 2.5%

Published: 12/15/2021 in MercoPress

With the “meat effect” removed, ”you will have the right measurement of whether the basket was an anti-inflationary anchor or not,” Feletti explained Argentina's monthly inflation in November reached 2.5% for an accumulated 45.4% so far this year and 51.2% in the last twelve months, it was announced Tuesday in Buenos Aires by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec).

Putin eyes ruble-peso scheme with Argentina to drop US dollar in bilateral trade

Published: 12/15/2021 in MercoPress

The potential sale of Russian military equipment to Argentina was also discussed Russian officials who met last week with Argentine economy authorities have reportedly conveyed a proposal from President Vladimir Putin's Government to drop the US dollar and hold bilateral trade operations through a conversion scheme between rubles and pesos.

Argentina's Petrel Base in Antarctica to be reopened permanently

Published: 12/15/2021 in MercoPress

This season needs to recover “the pace that was limited during the previous campaign by the coronavirus pandemic,” Taiana said Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana has announced the Petrel Base will be reopened following repairs as he oversaw the commencement of this season's Summer Antarctic Campaign.

Argentina: Pipeline oil spill in Río Negro exceeded 3 million liters

Published: 12/15/2021 in MercoPress

The spill was tantamount to 20,125 barrels of crude Environment authorities in the Argentine province of Río Negro Tuesday confirmed the oil spill from the Oldelval pipeline in the past few days exceeded 3 million liters, while the company's remediation plan is still to be approved.

Health pass to be required in Argentina starting Jan. 1

Published: 12/13/2021 in MercoPress

The pass will be required as of Jan. 1 The Government of Argentina has finally announced a health pass with being required for people aged 13 and over to attend or carry out “activities of high epidemiological and sanitary risk,” according to the administrative decision signed by President Alberto Fernández, Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur and Health Minister Carla Vizzotti.

Argentina will not jeopardize growth, president says

Published: 12/11/2021 in MercoPress

“Argentina is a symbol of human rights throughout the world,” Alberto Fernández said President Alberto Fernández Friday said his country will not accept any imposition which may put growth at risk when negotiating with foreign creditors. The Argentine head of state made those remarks from a stage in front of Casa Rosada he shared with former Presidents José Mujica of Uruguay, Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva of Brazil and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina's current Vice President.

Argentina's toothfish tagging cruise between 37 and 56 degrees South Atlantic

Published: 12/11/2021 in MercoPress

Measuring a juvenile Dissostichus eleginoides, on the Argennova XIV Argentina's Fisheries Research and Development Institute, INIDEP, reports that last week the vessel Argennova XIV, concluded a project for the tagging of toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides), in the South Atlantic.

Falklands' Government requests Argentina for compassionate charter flight to Chile

Published: 12/11/2021 in MercoPress

South American residents in the Falklands have been unable to visit their relatives or renew documents since before the pandemic 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.

Argentina against boycott on Beijing Winter Games

Published: 12/10/2021 in MercoPress

Ambassador Vaca Narvaja discussed sanitary protocol issues with the Olympic Committee ahead of next year's Winter Games Argentina's Sports Minister Matías Lammens has announced his country's full support to the Beijing Winter Olympic Games due to start at the Chinese capital on Feb. 4, 2022, after the United States and some of its closes allies said they would boycott them.

Argentina's land borders with Brazil, Uruguay set for full reopening

Published: 12/09/2021 in MercoPress

 Brazilians are allowed to enter Argentina by land, but not viceversa The Government of Brazil will reopen its land border crossings to/from Argentina as of this coming Saturday, according to Buenos Aires' Ambassador to Brasilia Daniel Scioli.

Argentina's Xmas present: Falklands offered two humanitarian flights for residents to visit relatives

Published: 12/09/2021 in MercoPress

According to Infobae the British government thanked Argentina, but said talk it over with the Falklands' government. Photo: MercoPress Britain allegedly thanked Argentina for its offer of two humanitarian flights so that Falkland Islands residents could visit relatives, mainly in Chile, or for other reasons during the holidays season, but the UK also recalled that air links with the Islands are the exclusive responsibility of the Falklands' elected government.

Argentina shows marginal decrease in people below poverty lines

Published: 12/08/2021 in MercoPress

“Inflation has a corrosive effect, especially on lower wages,” the UCA said Argentina's Catholic University (UCA) has released a study showing there were over 18.4 million poor people in the country, which would account for 43.8% of the population.

Presidents of Argentina, Russia could meet next year

Published: 12/08/2021 in MercoPress

President Fernández had lunch at the Casa Rosada with a delegation of Russian businessmen from the Russian Sovereign Fund for Direct Investment (RDIF). Russia's Ambassador to Buenos Aires Tuesday said Presidents Alberto Fernández and Vladimir Putin could meet next year to build on the “relationship of mutual trust” developed between the two leaders.

Argentina to head UN Human Rights Council throughout 2022

Published: 12/07/2021 in MercoPress

Federico Villegas Beltrán has been chosen as next head of the Human Rights Council Argentina has been voted unanimously to preside over the United Nations Human Rights Council, in what has been perceived as a diplomatic achievement of President Alberto Fernández's administration.

Argentina ready to launch nationwide health pass

Published: 12/07/2021 in MercoPress

“Clients” have reportedly tried to bribe nurses into signing their vaccination cards without actually getting injected Health ministers of all Argentine jurisdictions gathered under the Federal Council known as COFESA, Monday announced the guidelines for a nationwide Health Pass had been agreed upon and that its final details were to be specified shortly.

Argentina banks on the bright side of Brexit

Published: 12/06/2021 in MercoPress

 Argentine exporters are confident the trend will hold despite a rapprochement from the UK to European trade According to the Buenos Aires daily El Cronista, Argentina has largely benefitted from the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union, as more products from the South American country were in demand.

Argentina pays Paraguay part of the US $ 45 million of overdue Yacyretá energy

Published: 12/04/2021 in MercoPress

EBY payments are neither regular nor monthly Argentina Friday paid Paraguay US $ 19 million for overdue Yacyretá energy, Nicanor Duarte Frutos, head of Paraguay's side within Yacyretá's Binational Entity (EBY) announced.

Argentina and China strengthen cooperation on several issues

Published: 12/02/2021 in MercoPress

Zhang has also offered scholarships to Argentine students willing to develop their scientific careers in China The governments of Argentina and China Wednesday agreed to strengthen bilateral ties, particularly in science and technological developments, it was reported.

Argentina ex-President Mauricio Macri charged in sub families spying case

Published: 12/01/2021 in BBC News - World

Mauricio Macri denies ordering the spying on relatives of the victims of a 2017 submarine disaster.

Saudi Arabia's FM visits Buenos Aires to strengthen ties with Argentina

Published: 11/29/2021 in MercoPress

“The most important thing is that we make sure everyone has access to vaccines,” Al Saud explained Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal al Saud said in a newspaper interview published Saturday in Buenos Aires' daily Infobae that “Argentina is our friend and ally, that will not change at the IMF.” The diplomat thus did not rule out a handout to reinforce Argentina's Central Bank's reserves.

Argentina to launch green pass for mass events

Published: 11/27/2021 in MercoPress

The pass would be processed through the CuidAR application or “a PDF [digital document],” the minister said. Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Friday announced during a press conference that the country was eyein a green pass of its own as cases of coronavirus have been reported to be growing over the past few weeks.

Falklands member of the Table Tennis Federation, despite Argentina's objection

Published: 11/27/2021 in MercoPress

Falklands received the support of 75% of country members at the ITTF Argentina lost to the Falkland Islands at the International Table Tennis Federation, ITTF, where overwhelming support had the Islands registered as an independent member. This despite the strong allegations from the Argentine Table Tennis Federation president Fernando Joffre, at the ITTF annual assembly.

Argentina not likely to extend special layoff measures, Labor Minister says

Published: 11/25/2021 in MercoPress

“They were two extraordinary measures for an extraordinary situation,” Moroni said. Argentine Labor Minister Claudio Moroni Thursday said it was "highly likely" that the double severance money and the ban on dismissals decreed as a part of the emergency measures to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic will not be extended after December 31, since the economic situation was getting back to normal.

Toyota plant in Argentina to increase production as of 2022

Published: 11/24/2021 in MercoPress

Daniel Herrero with Pte Fernadez. “We continue to grow,” President Alberto  Fernández said Argentine President Alberto Fernández was told Wednesday at Casa Rosada that the Toyota automotive manufacturing plant in the city of Zárate will be producing 27,000 additional vehicles yearly, it was announced.

Argentina: Jailbird judge found having a snack at a restaurant

Published: 11/24/2021 in MercoPress

He had been sentenced to 12 in prison, albeit under house arrest. A former Federal Judge who had been found guilty of crimes against humanity while in office during Argentina's military dictatorship, was spotted Tuesday at a restaurant while he was supposed to be under house arrest.

Fears of devaluation loom over Argentina as Central Bank reserves run almost dry

Published: 11/22/2021 in MercoPress

If Guzmán fails to reach a deal with the IMF, collapse looks imminent Argentine Economy Minister desperately needs to reach an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week, because the Central Bank (BCRA) has only US $ 800 million left in cash with which to intervene in the local exchange market, which is pressing for a devaluation.

Argentina's National Sovereignty Day: “We won't trade the islands for vaccines,” President says

Published: 11/20/2021 in MercoPress

”The lives of hundreds of Argentines were left on those islands,” Fernández argued. Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday insisted the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands belonged to his country, which would never trade them “neither for vaccines nor for debts.”

Argentina's ruling party retains Lower House majority

Published: 11/19/2021 in MercoPress

“Thanks to each of the La Rioja men and women from La Rioja for honoring me with the commitment to represent them,” Deputy-elect Herrera tweeted. Argentina's ruling coalition Everybody's Front (Frente de Todos - FdT) finally retained a majority within the Lower House after vote-counting in the province of La Rioja granted it the two seats still in doubt.

Argentina: "Not penguins, dogs" covered in oil on Comodoro Rivadavia beach go viral

Published: 11/17/2021 in MercoPress

The problem of oiled dogs is not new but social media have helped raise awareness on the subject Dogs covered in oil have appeared on the Comodoro Rivadavia beach in the Argentine province of Chubut, it was reported. Local residents insist poorly sealed oil wells are the reason for the environmental tragedy but say the problem is not new.

Brazil and Argentina leading the combat against African Swine Fever in the continent

Published: 11/17/2021 in MercoPress

“In view of the threat of ASF, it is absolutely essential that all international agencies and national governments work together, said minister Tereza Cristina Brazil and Argentina are leading the combat against African Swine Fever, ASF, in the continent. Last week Tereza Cristina, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, announced the allocation of US$ 500,000 to fight the disease in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, countries where a repeat of outbreaks have been reported.

US dollar does not soar as expected following Argentina's elections results

Published: 11/16/2021 in MercoPress

Analysts foresee a change in the rhythm of the depreciation of the peso once the BCRA can no longer afford to keep its current policy active. Contrary to expectations, the unofficial exchange rate between the Argentine peso and the US dollar remained somewhat stable Monday following the ruling party's overall loss at Sunday's mid-term elections.

Argentina: Both major political parties poised to share Lower House power

Published: 11/15/2021 in MercoPress

Key to the final distribution of Lower House seats is the province of La Rioja Argentina's opposition party Together for a Change (Juntos por el Cambio – JxC – or simply “Juntos”) has won six out of eight Senatorial elections Sunday, which means the ruling Everybody's Front (Frente de Todos – FdT) will lose President Alberto Fernández's coalition a majority of its own at the Upper House as of Dec. 10.

Opposition candidates in Argentina have 2023 elections in sight

Published: 11/12/2021 in MercoPress

“The power of Kirchnerism is at stake,” Vidal said The opposition Together for a Change (JxC) coalition candidates have summed up their proposals for Sunday's mid-term elections with the 2023 presidential contest insight.

Presidents of Russia, Argentina discuss COVID-19 on the phone

Published: 11/11/2021 in MercoPress

The conversation spanned for around 30 minutes Argentine President Alberto Fernández Thursday held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss the fight against COVID-19 among other bilateral issues, it was reported.

Argentina donates UK-developed COVID-19 vaccines

Published: 11/11/2021 in MercoPress

The Government of Argentina is donating almost a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, according to five presidential decrees published in the Official Gazette.

Unofficial US dollar crosses 200-peso threshold in Argentina

Published: 11/11/2021 in MercoPress

“The Central Bank has not lost reserves. In fact, it has accumulated them,” said Guzmán, whom the market seems to no longer trust As next Sunday's mid-term elections loom over and the government of President Alberto Fernández seems headed for inevitable defeat, desperate Argentinians turned to the currency black market to convert their volatile pesos into US dollars, thus piercing the psychological AR $ 200 threshold for the first time.

Uruguay calls Nicaraguan elections “illegitimate” – Argentina does not want to interfere

Published: 11/09/2021 in MercoPress

While Argentina chose to adhere to “the tradition of non-interference,” Uruguayan authorities insisted Ortega's regime should free all political prisoners Uruguay's Foreign Ministry Monday said the electoral process in Nicaragua which led to a new five-year term for the incumbent President Daniel Ortega and his Vice President wife Rosario Murillo lacked "legitimacy."

Lower export taxes on hake, squid and shrimp, as long as they are processed in Argentina

Published: 11/08/2021 in MercoPress

Decree 754/2021 intends to develop processing plants and create jobs at the different landing ports of catches The Argentine government has issued Decree 754/2021 which lowers fisheries export taxes, particularly referred to hake, shrimp and squid as long as they are processed in the country including added value, to the benefit of Argentine industry and labor.

Wine production in South America booming: Chile 30% up and Argentina 16%

Published: 11/05/2021 in MercoPress

Given the absence of major climate incidents so far, has meant a considerable jump in grape harvest and wine production in most South American producing countries, says OIV report. Wine production in Chile this season is expected to increase 30% because of the excellent climate conditions. Some 13,4 million hectoliters are estimated which will also be a record production for Chile and most probably will overtake Argentina.

Argentina's trade balance with Brazil ends up positive for 2nd straight month

Published: 11/04/2021 in MercoPress

For Argentina, the first 10 months of 2021 showed a 45.4% YoY increase in exports and a 46.3% yoy increase in imports. Hence the deficit. Argentina's trade balance with Brazil yielded positive results for the second straight month in October 2021. However, numbers for the first 10 months of the year are still in the red.

Argentina wants caps on the price of medication: laboratories object

Published: 11/03/2021 in MercoPress

The price of medication can't be left up to the market, Feletti claimed Argentina's Domestic Trade Secretary, Roberto Felettil Tuesday hinted the Government may advance on imposing some sort of cap on the price of medication, which has sparked reactions from laboratories.

Energy exports to Brazil to finance Argentina's infrastructure works

Published: 11/02/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil's demand represents an opportunity to place available surplus power, Basualdo said Argentina's Energy Ministry has ruled that energy exports to Brazil will finance the Vaca Muerta gas pipeline and electrical transportation works, it was announced Tuesday.

Australian firm pledges US $ 8 bn to green hydrogen development in Argentina

Published: 11/02/2021 in MercoPress

”Our country will shortly be able to become one of the world suppliers of this fuel that will allow to drastically reduce carbon emissions in the world,” President Fernández said The Argentine Government has reached an understanding with a leading Australian firm to move forward with local production of clean energy. President Alberto Fernández made the announcement Monday from Glasgow, where he is attending the UN COP26 Climate Summit.

President Fernández says Argentina's debt a clear example of what is wrong

Published: 10/31/2021 in MercoPress

The Argentine President called for “new rules to be able to level up our societies with positive impacts and facing climate change.” Argentine President Alberto Fernández Saturday underlined before the G20 Summit plenary in Rome that his country's debt with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was “a clear example of what is wrong" in the international financial system.

Costa Cruises cancels its 2021/22 season in Uruguay and Argentina

Published: 10/30/2021 in MercoPress

Brazilian regulations only allow international cruise vessels to operate in their waters, thus impeding extended trips to Uruguay and Argentina. As happened with MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises announced on Friday the cancellation of its 2021/2022 cruise season in Uruguay and Argentina. Last-minute differences with Brazilian officials forced the Italian cruise company which belongs to the Carnival Group, to redraft the itinerary of Costa Fascinosa that was expected in Uruguay and Argentina.

Argentina lifts capacity ban ahead of a football match against Brazil

Published: 10/30/2021 in MercoPress

“It is expected that we will have an increase in cases for multiple reasons,” VIzzotti also said Argentine authorities have lifted all capacity restrictions on outdoor events as of Nov. 16, Health Minister Carla Vizzotti announced Friday. It is also the day Argentina's national football team is to clash with Brazil in a World Cup qualifier.

Vaca Muerta boosts Argentina's oil output to record number of BPDs

Published: 10/30/2021 in MercoPress

The Ricsa report also showed Investments worth US $ 42 million. Argentina's output of crude oil has reached an unprecedented 532,566 barrels per day in September 2021, according to a report released Friday by the private firm Regional Investment Consulting (Ricsa), thus surpassing the previous highest mark of 528,782 bpds from March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out.

EU should lift entry restrictions to travelers from Argentina, Colombia and Peru

Published: 10/29/2021 in MercoPress

All four countries have recorded a low number of COVID-19 cases in recent days The European Union Council has advised Member States Friday to add Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and also Namibia to the list of countries for which travel restrictions to/from the European Union should be lifted at the earliest time possible.

Argentina: Paraguayan guaraní becomes hard currency in the absence of US dollar bills

Published: 10/29/2021 in MercoPress

Guaranís can easily be exchanged for US dollars in Paraguay The demand for Paraguayan guaranís in the Argentine province of Misiones has been developed as desperate locals are unable to find US dollar bills with which to protect their savings from rampant devaluation and growing inflation, it was reported.

Future US Ambassador to Buenos Aires says Argentina needs an economic plan

Published: 10/27/2021 in MercoPress

“Argentina is the third largest economy in Latin America, but a long history of economic instability has affected its productivity and competitiveness,” Stanley said Marc R. Stanley, the man chosen by US President Joseph Biden to become the next Ambassador to Buenos Aires, Tuesday said at his confirmation hearing before the Senate that the South American country needs an economic plan regarding its foreign debt.

Argentina declares Maradona's childhood house as a 'National Historic Site'

Published: 10/27/2021 in MercoPress

The humble house has gone through decades of neglect Argentina authorities have declared the house in the low-income Buenos Aires neighborhood of Villa Fiorito where football legend Diego Armando Maradona spent his childhood a National Historic Site, it was announced learned Tuesday.

Third doses and shots for foreigners announced in Argentina

Published: 10/26/2021 in MercoPress

Vizzotti underlined Argentina's vaccination campaign was faster than the ones in Bolivia and Paraguay Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Tuesday announced third doses of COVID-19 vaccines were to be applied to specific groups of patients as well as to foreign tourists.

Cubana de Aviación to return to Argentina next month but domestic air services stay grounded

Published: 10/25/2021 in MercoPress

Cubana is facing serious trouble keeping ageing Soviet-era units in the air Cuba's flag carrier Cubana de Aviación has announced it would resume flight between Havana and Buenos Aires starting Nov. 20. The airline will also offer a weekly service to Cayo Coco as of Dec. 27.

Argentina's national gov't sets guidelines for dealing with Mapuche conflict locally

Published: 10/23/2021 in MercoPress

It is not the federal government's duty to tackle the Mapuche conflict, Fernández explained Argentina's Security Minister Aníbal Fernández Friday said people who believed the Mapuche conflict was to be solved the way General Julio Roca did in the late 1800s were wrong.

Unofficial exchange rate shows Argentina's de facto devaluation

Published: 10/22/2021 in MercoPress

Whenever uncertainty rises in Argentina, US dollars bring some peace of mind The unofficial exchange rate (commonly referred to as “blue”) of the Argentine peso against the US dollar Friday hit an all-time high, reaching a US $ 1 = AR $ 195 parity thus matching an all-time-high of exactly one year ago (Oct.23, 2020), it was reported.

Falklands Election: Peter Biggs, “Our allegiance with the UK is vital; I hope Argentina will mature into a democracy”

Published: 10/22/2021 in MercoPress

Peter Biggs has announced his intention to stand for the Falklands General Election and is running for the circumscription of Stanley. Follows his manifesto:

An OAS 26-vote resolution calls on Nicaragua to release presidential candidates; Argentina abstains

Published: 10/21/2021 in MercoPress

The resolution was sponsored by Canada, Antigua and Brabuda, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, US, Paraguay and Uruguay, and Venezuela's Juan Guaidó The Organization of American States again, OAS, demanded on Wednesday from Nicaragua the immediate release of presidential candidates and political prisoners, with less than a month to the election in which President Daniel Ortega is expecting reelection.

World Travel Awards for Argentina, Chile and Montevideo; Latam was named leading South America airline

Published: 10/21/2021 in MercoPress

Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo was recognized with victory as ‘South America’s Leading Emerging Tourism Destination’. Chile, Argentina and the City of Montevideo have been distinguished in the 2021 annual World Travel Awards of Latin America. Argentina claimed ‘South America’s Leading Destination’. Chile, with its dazzling array of natural wonders, was again voted ‘South America’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination’.

No more caps for passengers arriving in Argentina by air

Published: 10/19/2021 in MercoPress

Argentina is gradually reopening its borders and airlines are back, hoping demand for seats will rise Argentina's Government Monday announced there will be no more caps for air travellers allowed into the country as of Tuesday. The measure was confirmed through a statement from the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC).

Mercosur: Argentina, Paraguay agree to review CET

Published: 10/16/2021 in MercoPress

Cafiero and Acevedo agreed that for future trade talks delegates from all Mercosur's members need to be present Argentine Foreign Ministers Santiago Cafiero Friday welcomed his Paraguayan counterpart Euclides Acevedo at the Palacio San Martín in Buenos Aires to discuss bilateral issues.

Argentina has become a Chinese Yuan testing ground in trade and investment

Published: 10/16/2021 in MercoPress

Argentine exports to China in the first seven months of 2021 reached US$ 3,35bn, mostly grains and meats, while imports totaled a US$ 3,35bn surplus for Beijing  Following several currency swaps by which China has helped to support the Argentine central bank depleted international reserves, the administration of president Alberto Fernandez intensified relations with Beijing and a year ago allowed transactions between the two countries to be made in Yuan.

Argentina: Rio Santiago Shipyards to deliver new boat after 9 years

Published: 10/15/2021 in MercoPress

“Argentina needs to have a modern naval infrastructure,” Wasiejko said The Argentine Río Santiago Shipyard (ARS) is to launch the 94th Navy Cadet Instruction Boat (LICA) Ciudad de Ensenada this coming Monday, Oct. 18, which will mark the facility's first delivery after nine years, during which it was on the brink of bankruptcy.

Argentina's Domestic Trade Secretary announces price freezing agreement to be policed by social and political organizations

Published: 10/15/2021 in MercoPress

Feletti is focused on keeping the price of basic items at bay no matter what until January  Argentina's newly-appointed Domestic Trade Secretary Roberto Feletti Thursday announced authorities would closely monitor compliance on the part of retailers regarding 1,247 food and other basic items made available at affordable prices until January 7, 2022.

Argentina terminates symbolic aviation deal with Chile

Published: 10/14/2021 in MercoPress

ANAC Chief Paola Tamburelli signed the resolution Argentina's National Civilian Aviation Agency (ANAC) Thursday terminated the so-called inter-change agreement with Chile's DGAC dating back to early July 2019, which benefitted the now-defunct LATAM Argentina airlines.

Argentina votes funds for the construction of a Logistic Pole in Ushuaia

Published: 10/14/2021 in MercoPress

Tierra del Fuego governor, Gustavo Melella confirmed the start of the initiative, which he defined as public private project given foreign investors interest The Argentine government has earmarked some 70 million dollars, in three years, for the construction of an Antarctic Logistic Pole in Ushuaia, capital of the extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego. Some US$ 25 million will be invested next year to begin the development of the strategic project aimed at consolidating Ushuaia as the support hub for scientific research in Antarctica.

Reopening of land-crossings between Argentina and Paraguay nears

Published: 10/14/2021 in MercoPress

Travel to/from Argentina and Paraguay too will be subject to full COVID-19 protocols, like every other international trip after the pandemic broke out. People on both sides of the Argentina / Paraguay border eagerly await the prompt reopening of land crossings between the two countries.

Argentina replaces domestic trade secretary in a move to curb inflation

Published: 10/11/2021 in MercoPress

Feletti is loyal to CFK and now needs to curb inflation Argentine President Alberto Fernández Saturday reassigned Domestic Trade Secretary Paula Espańol to other duties within the Interior Ministry and chose former National Deputy Roberto Feletti to replace her, it was announced.

Agreement reached between Argentina, Brazil to cut down common external tariffs by 10%

Published: 10/09/2021 in MercoPress

Cafiero's trip to Brasilia meant significant progress in multinational ties The Governments of Argentina and Brazil Friday agreed to cut down the common external tariffs (CET) by 10% “in a very wide universe of products” after months of tensions among members of Mercosur on the issue.

Argentina: Relatives of AMIA bombing victims to appeal court ruling dismissing charges against CFK

Published: 10/08/2021 in MercoPress

A case can't be dismissed before the actual trial, the plaintiffs' lawyer said Relatives of the victims of the 1994 bombing of the Israeli Social Welfare Association of Argentina (AMIA) Friday announced they would appeal a court ruling issued Thursday in which charges against former President and current Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) were dismissed.

A national holiday in the name of tourism that allows for other tributes in Argentina

Published: 10/08/2021 in MercoPress

Oct. 8 is a national holiday to commemorate nothing while at the same time allow for tributes to Argentina's undoutedly most charismatic figures of the 20th Century. Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 is a national holiday in Argentina marking the anniversary of... nothing.

Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Uruguay have lunch in Buenos Aires in Mercosur rebuilding encounter

Published: 10/06/2021 in MercoPress

Cafiero's meeting with Bustillo (L) was a “fruitful” one Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Tuesday met in Buenos Aires with his Uruguayan colleague Francisco Bustillo in a move to patch things up with the other three Mercosur members. Cafiero will travel to Brasilia Friday.

Argentina to export dynamite to Peru for civilian purposes

Published: 10/06/2021 in MercoPress

Argentina Minister of Defense Jorge Taiana. The new deal will allow for the return of workers laid off in 2018 Argentina's state-run Fabricaciones Militares (Military Productions) Tuesday agreed to sell dynamite for civilian purposes to the company Exsa, a member of the Peruvian group Orica.

Argentina announces no more caps on arrival of nationals and foreign residents: see from what date

Published: 10/06/2021 in MercoPress

“Airlines will be able to plan with greater predictability and recover the lost connectivity,” Cerda said The Government of Argentine Tuesday announced that as of Oct. 19 there will be no more caps on the arrival of nationals “by air” after the country has "reached the threshold of 50% of the population vaccinated with the complete scheme."

“Mapuche” gangs lead Río Negro Governor to seek reinforcements from Argentina's federal government

Published: 10/06/2021 in MercoPress

“The national state is on the side of the terrorist groups,” Patricia Bullrich said. Hence no federal forces. The Argentine province of Rio Negro has requested federal aid to control violent attacks from alleged Mapuche communities against people and property over the weekend.

MSC cruises cancels 2021/22 season to Uruguay and Argentina

Published: 10/06/2021 in MercoPress

MSC cruises announced on Tuesday that it was cancelling its 2021/22 cruise season to Argentina and Uruguay. “Since the beginning of the year and continuing on the path outlined last year to achieve the safe resumption of cruise operations in Buenos Aires, MSC Cruises has been working closely with authorities from Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay to reestablish protocols and joint operation rules for the 2021/22 season from Buenos Aires and Montevideo under the new normality”, pointed out a release from the Swiss company.

Argentina now sells gas to Chile and Brazil

Published: 10/06/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil is much in need of energy due to the almost unprecedentes rivers' downspouts. Argentina is now in a position to sell gas to neighbouring Chile and Brazil thanks to the Gas Plan and Vaca Muerta's potential, it was announced.

Argentina: Supreme Court's only female Justice resigns

Published: 10/05/2021 in MercoPress

Highton was in charge of the Court's offices of domestic violence and of women. Supreme Court Justice Elena Highton de Nolasco Tuesday turned in her resignation before President Alberto Fernández, effective Nov. 1.

Argentina's statistics bureau finds 4 out of 10 people are poor

Published: 10/04/2021 in MercoPress

Indec's latest report released last week showed 18.8 million Argentine residents were technically poor (Pic TELAM) The latest data from Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec) show that the poverty index has reversed a meager 1.4 % during the first half of 2021.

Some hope for this coming cruise season as Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina make public protocols

Published: 10/04/2021 in MercoPress

Uruguay demands passengers and crew must have a valid complete vaccination certificate with at least fourteen days since the last shot and a medical travel insurance that includes Covid. Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina have announced the vaccine certificates and protocols which will be demanded from cruise vessel passengers and crewmembers this coming summer season if they are to call in the three countries as part of their South American tours.

Argentina: Carmona's appointment as Malvinas Secretary heralds confrontation, report says

Published: 10/02/2021 in MercoPress

Carmona seems to have all of his past ahead of him. The appointment of former Mendoza Deputy Guillermo Carmona at the helm of the Malvinas Secretariat has been interpreted by the Argentine armed forces as a sign that the Government intends to toughen up on the sovereignty dispute with the United Kingdom, it was reported.

Congressman from Argentina's ruling FdT want bank deposits nationalized, Perón style

Published: 10/01/2021 in MercoPress

Martiarena has gone rogue from his FdT colleagues National Deputy José Luis Martiarena from the province of Jujuy's Frente de Todos party of President Alberto Fernández Thursday submitted a bill whereby bank deposits would be nationalized “to reform the financial system.”

Argentina to strike all restrictions on flights as of next month

Published: 10/01/2021 in MercoPress

New achievements in the fight against COVID-19 have allowed Argentina to welcome flights from anywhere at prepandemic scale starting next month. Argentina's Interior Minister Wado De Pedro, Friday announced that effective November 1 airlines interested in operating in the country will be able to do so with no coronavirus restrictions in place.

Argentina involved in juvenile Patagonian toothfish and grenadier research cruise

Published: 09/30/2021 in MercoPress

The main objective of the cruise is to be able to work out an estimate of the abundance of toothfish juveniles (less than 82 centimeters long) Argentina's INIDEP, National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development has started an assessment cruise of Patagonian juvenile toothfish, (Dissostichus eleginoides) on board the commercial vessel "Centurion del Atlántico", belonging to Estemar S.A.

Can Argentina Finally Realize Its Oil Potential?

Published: 09/30/2021 in MercoPress

The vast Vaca Muerta shale oil and natural gas basin is situated in the Neuquen Basin in northern Patagonia. By Matthew Smith for Oilprice.com – For a decade, successive Argentine governments in Buenos Aires have enacted a range of policies aimed at reducing energy imports and exploiting the Latin American country’s vast hydrocarbon potential.

Argentina's ruling party keeps losing political ground, poll says

Published: 09/28/2021 in MercoPress

CFK is believed to still be ruling from the background Argentina's ruling Frente de Todos (FdT) coalition looks poised to a defeat at Nov- 14's mid-term elections worse than the one suffered Sept. 14 during the Mandatory, Open and Sim, simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections, according to a Solmoirago poll released Monday.

Argentina's revamped cabinet needs to lift cap on meat exports asap

Published: 09/27/2021 in MercoPress

Minister Domínguez is to meet this week with rural business leaders Argentina's new Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur is said to be speeding up the path towards the lifting of caps on meat exports in an attempt to bring in hard currency as the government of President Alberto Fernández desperately tries to recover from defeat at Sept. 12's Mandatory, Simultaneous and Open Primary (PASO) elections.

Argentina assumes chairing of PAHO's Executive Committee

Published: 09/25/2021 in MercoPress

zotti also insisted on ”expanding regional production and reducing gaps in access to strategic supplies Argentine Health Ministry Carla Vizzotti Friday assumed command of the Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for the period 2021-2022 on behalf of her country.

Former Mendoza Deputy chosen for Argentina's Malvinas Secretariat

Published: 09/24/2021 in MercoPress

Carmona co-authored the 2012 Ushuaia Declaration After Argentine President, Alberto Fernández appointed Daniel Filmus as Science Minister, the position of Malvinas Islands Secretary had been vacant until Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero announced Friday he had chosen former Mendoza National Deputy Guillermo Carmona for the job.

The new British Ambassador to Argentina presented her credentials

Published: 09/24/2021 in MercoPress

Kirsty Hayes was received by Secretary of Foreign Affairs Pablo Tettamanti at the San Martin Palace. The new British Ambassador to Argentina, Kirsty Hayes presented the copies of her credentials to Secretary of Foreign Affairs Pablo Tettamanti, during a meeting held on Thursday 24 September at the Palacio San Martín.

Argentina and Brazil to expand development of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Published: 09/23/2021 in MercoPress

The world is shifting towards mRNA vaccines also in South America While the World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended the approval process of the Russian-developed Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has chosen Argentina and Brazil to further manufacture mRNA immunizers.

Argentina makes payment to IMF and strives to stay afloat

Published: 09/23/2021 in MercoPress

Argentina still faces two more maturities this year but the government first needs to survive the Nov. 14 mid-term elections While Argentine President Alberto Fernández described his country's situation facing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as “decide” before the United Nations, a US 1,885 million dollar capital payment was made Wednesday to the global organization.

Argentina eases down on most COVID-19 restrictions, gradually reopens borders

Published: 09/22/2021 in MercoPress

Foreigners from neighbouring countries will be allowed to enter without the need for isolation In what became Juan Manzur's first appearance as Cabinet Chief, the Government of Argentina Tuesday announced a gradual reopening of its borders as of October 1 as well as other measures lifting COVID-19 restrictions.

Walmart brand leaves Argentina, stores renamed under local ownership

Published: 09/22/2021 in MercoPress

Walmart joined a large list of foreign companies which have left Argentina The worldwide famous Walmart brand is saying goodbye to Argentina as its stores are being repainted following the chain's buy over by Colombian-born local businessman Francisco De Narváez.

Argentina will pay IMF US$ 1,9bn plus interests on Wednesday, but no budget funds contemplated in 2022

Published: 09/21/2021 in MercoPress

Minister Martin Guzman, presented the budget to Congress but there are no funds anticipated to face IMF payments of US$ 19bn in 2022 In the midst of the critical situation that emerged following the results of Sunday 12 September primary election, and the cabinet reshuffle a week later, the government of Argentine president Alberto Fernandez nevertheless confirmed that this week it will honor a US$ 1,9bn repayment plus interests to the IMF.

Land crossing between Argentina and Chile reopened

Published: 09/20/2021 in MercoPress

The Cristo Redentor crossing is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Cristo Redentor (officially the Los Libertadores International Pass) connecting Mendoza and Chile has been reopened for the Argentines and foreign residents to return to the country, it was announced.

Bradesco, one of Brazil's top leading banks is leaving Argentina

Published: 09/20/2021 in MercoPress

“Argentina ceased to be an interesting market and there are no development possibilities for our activities”, point out bank managers. Bradesco, Brazil's second-largest private bank is ceasing operations in Argentina. Mainly a commercial bank that works with corporations and foreign trade, Bradesco joins a long list of companies that stopped making business in Argentina and have left or are leaving.

Celac supports Argentina's stance regarding Malvinas issue

Published: 09/20/2021 in MercoPress

Lacalle and Abdo took on Díaz-Canel and Maduro on freedom and liberties The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Saturday ratified its support to “the legitimate rights of Argentina in the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the spaces surrounding maritime areas,” it was reported.

Mass resignation in Argentina's Government after electoral loss

Published: 09/16/2021 in MercoPress

CFK reportedly told Economy Minister Guzmán she was not after him Last Sunday's defeat at the Open, Simultaneous and Mandatory Primary (PASO) elections finally seem to have taken its toll on Argentina's Frente de Todos (FdT) ruling coalition as members of cabinet loyal to Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner handed in their resignations to President Alberto Fernández, it was reported.

Argentina's August inflation set at 2.5% by Indec

Published: 09/15/2021 in MercoPress

Alcoholic beverages and tobacco went up only 2% Argentina's Consumer Price Index (CPI-Cost of Living) rose 2.5% during August and fell below 3% in July, according to a report from the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) released Tuesday.

Uruguayan government warns border municipalities that reopening of border crossings with Argentina will take two months

Published: 09/14/2021 in MercoPress

Uruguayan business in bordering areas may suffer greatly due to the price disparity Uruguayan federal authorities Monday conveyed to mayors of Salto (Andrés Lima), Paysandú (Nicolás Olivera) and Río Negro (Omar Lafluf) that the reopening of land crossings with Argentina will take at least two more months.

Macrists win most districts in Argentina's primary elections

Published: 09/13/2021 in MercoPress

Alberto Fernández said he had “listened carefully” to the message from the polls Argentina's ruling Frente de Todos (FdT) coalition Sunday took a heavy blow by losing the Open, Simultaneous and Mandatory Primary (PASO) elections to the opposition Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) alliance of former President Mauricio Macri in most districts nationwide.

First case of Mu variant detected in northern Argentina

Published: 09/11/2021 in MercoPress

The Salta patient did not require hospitalization Argentine health authorities have detected the first case of the coronavirus Mu variant in the country, it was announced Friday.

Sales of choripanes falls 80% in Argentina due to sanitary restrictions

Published: 09/11/2021 in MercoPress

Crowdless football dealt a severe blow to choripán consumption In Argentina, choripán is a portmanteau word for chorizo (pork sausage) sandwich (chorizo + pan = bread): It is also the most popular food and has tremendous political connotations.

Argentina heads to the primary election with almost record country risk and the US dollar at 186 Pesos

Published: 09/10/2021 in MercoPress

To appease markets and provide some stability to markets, the Argentine central bank in eight days of September injected some US$ 400 million As a direct consequence of political uncertainty ahead of the primary elections to be held by the different Argentine political parties on Sunday, the US dollar in the black market climbed 5 Pesos during the first seven working days of September, reaching 187 Argentine Pesos.

Brazil terminates bilateral shipping agreements with Argentina and Uruguay

Published: 09/09/2021 in MercoPress

The decision had been made on December 9, 2020 Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has decided to terminate both bilateral maritime transport agreements with Argentina and Uruguay, it was announced.

First batch of Pfizer vaccines reach Argentina

Published: 09/08/2021 in MercoPress

Vaccination in children under 17 years of age with no particular underlying conditions is set to begin in October. Argentine health authorities Tuesday announced the arrival into the country of around 100,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, which will be used as the second shots of Sputnik V.

Argentina announces issuance of Digital Vaccination Credential

Published: 09/07/2021 in MercoPress

The digital pass is available through the Mi Argentina app, which has over 10 million users The Government of Argentina has announced that effective Sept. 6, nationals going abroad shall be able to produce the Digital Vaccination Credential (CVD), available through the Mi Argentina app, as an official travel document.

Argentina sends Chile diplomatic note rejecting their "expansive vocation"

Published: 09/07/2021 in MercoPress

Chile, Argentina and the United Kingdom have overlapping claims, a newspaper report pointed out Argentina has sent a diplomatic note to the Chilean Government of President Sebastián Pińera rejecting the latter's "expansive vocation" with regards to his most recent decree concerning the continental shelf.

Argentina/Chile continental shelf dispute: “beware about arousing nationalism in electoral processes”

Published: 09/07/2021 in MercoPress

Both countries are in the midst of electoral processes, Argentina is holding midterm parliamentary elections next 14 November, and Chile a week later presidential and legislative elections. The controversy between Chile and Argentina regarding continental shelf limits south of Tierra del Fuego has triggered a series of exchanges, some public, others more low-key, but there is a growing consensus that any solution must emerge from the bilateral dialogue.

Macri, "in Argentina if your want to make money, you must avoid paying taxes"

Published: 09/06/2021 in MercoPress

“We must recover work ethics, and we need crucial reforms from the very first day,” the ex president argued. Argentine former president Mauricio Macri in the midst of the campaign for next Sunday's political parties primary admitted during a television interview that "we are living in a country where if you want to make money, you must avoid taxes"

Argentina recants opening border crossings with Uruguay for now over sanitary concerns

Published: 09/06/2021 in MercoPress

Uruguay's Ambassador to Buenos Aires Carlos Enciso had been told the bridges were going to be reopened Sept. 6 The Government of Argentina has finally decided not to go ahead with the reopening of the bridge crossings into Uruguay, citing COVID-19 epidemiological reasons.

IMF says Argentina needs to gradually lift currency exchange restrictions

Published: 09/03/2021 in MercoPress

The IMF said Argentina needed to eventually divert from currency controls The International Monetary Fund Thursday called for a "credible and solid" plan on the part of Argentina and recommended the country gradually loosened all restrictions on foreign currency exchange.

Uruguay and Argentina to allow crowds back at stadiums for football World Cup qualifiers

Published: 09/03/2021 in MercoPress

In Uruguay, Health Ministry inspectors will supervise the spectators' compliance with sanitary protocols The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) has agreed to allow the return of La Celeste fans for the next home football World Cup qualifying game, but with capacity restrictions and only for vaccinated fans.

Argentina primary elections: Ruling coalition still ahead in polls in the most important electoral district

Published: 09/02/2021 in MercoPress

Victoria Tolosa Paz would be current CABA Deputy Mayor Diego Santilli According to most surveys, opposition candidates are still trailing those of the ruling Frente de Todos (FdT) coalition in Argentina's province of Buenos Aires, the country's largest district, less than two weeks before Sept. 12's Open Primary, Mandatory and Simultaneous (PASO) elections.

Argentina will not participate in the Conxemar fisheries fair in Vigo next month

Published: 09/02/2021 in MercoPress

A view of the Conxemar Fair with its busy stands before the pandemic Argentina will not be participating next October in this year's Conxemar 2021, one of the world's largest fisheries fairs that takes place in Vigo, Galicia. The information was made public in a brief release from the Argentine Federal Fisheries Council, CFP.

Argentina extends cap on meat exports, producers may halt all activity

Published: 09/01/2021 in MercoPress

President Fernández's decisions harm the entire country, Pino said The Government of Argentina has extended the cap on meat exports until October 31, claiming it was because the measure had been effective in helping curb domestic prices.

Argentina, Cuba ratify willingness to strenthen bilateral ties

Published: 08/31/2021 in MercoPress

Neme also received the Dominican Republic's support to Argentina's bid to preside over the Celac Argentina's International Economic Relations Secretary Jorge Neme held a meeting Monday in Havanna with Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, during which both countries ratified their intention to strengthen bilateral ties.

Chile and Argentina agree to discuss ongoing continental shelf differences south of Cape Horn

Published: 08/30/2021 in MercoPress

Details of the disputed zone in the extreme south of South America Chile and Argentina have resurfaced an ongoing dispute over the extent of the continental shelf in the extreme south of the South American continent, but hopefully, both sides have agreed to sit and discuss the issue bilaterally, peacefully and abstaining from any statement and/or action that can hamper the process of a harmonious dialogue.

New limits dispute arises between Chile and Argentina

Published: 08/30/2021 in MercoPress

“If we do not reach an agreement, there are many other instruments at the international level,” said Piñera A new controversy regarding boundaries between Chile and Argentina has erupted following the issuance of charts allegedly violation of a 1984 treaty.

Denmark to lift Buenos Aires embassy which covers Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay

Published: 08/28/2021 in MercoPress

It was not so long ago when Queen Margrethe II of Denmark visited Buenos Aires in 2019 to “establish, strengthen and promote relations” between her country and Argentina The European Kingdom of Denmark Friday announced a reshaping of its foreign policies and a series of measures pertaining thereto which included lifting its embassy in Buenos Aires, which encompasses Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. The measure will be effective within a year.

Former Uruguayan President Sanguinetti compares his country with Argentina during a celebration of Democracy

Published: 08/27/2021 in MercoPress

“In our country there is debate, there is discussion, but there is no cry,” Sanguinetti said Former two-time Uruguayan President Julio María Sanguinetti Thursday claimed “Argentina infects us with adjectives,” as he appeared together with former heads of state Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera and José “Pepe” Mujica during a celebration of Democracy staged at Montevideo's Parliament building.

Argentina and Uruguay ladies love and celebrate the Falklands

Published: 08/27/2021 in MercoPress

 Lawmaker Silvina Perez Bonavita with British Ambassador to Uruguay Faye O’Connor during the Commemoration of the Independence of Uruguay last Wednesday (Pic Twitter)<br />
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Ladies support for the Falkland Islands in the River Plate is expanding. As happened just a few weeks ago in Buenos Aires when two historians, one of them with an international reputation, acknowledged the Falklands belong to the Falkland Islanders and doubt Argentina's claim, in Uruguay a member from a ruling coalition junior party last 14 August twitted the hashtag “HappyFalklandsDay”.

Argentina sued before New York court for debts related to the expropriation of Aerolineas Argentinas

Published: 08/26/2021 in MercoPress

Argentina will have to pay about US $ 9 billion for loans taken approximately ten years ago. Argentina faces possible embargoes after holders of debt resulting from the expropriation of flag carrier Aerolineas Argentinas brought the case to a New York court on Wednesday for an amount of approximately US $ 320 million.

Uruguayan meat exports surpass Argentina's thanks to restrictions

Published: 08/26/2021 in MercoPress

The last time Uruguay's meat exports exceeded Argentina's was in April 2018 Restrictions on meat exports imposed on producers by the Argentine administration of President Alberto Fernández, in a failed attempt to curb domestic prices, have led the country to lose ground to Uruguayan and Paraguayan competitors, Infobae reported Wednesday.

COVID-19 vaccines keep pouring into Argentina, including those of Pfizer for teenagers

Published: 08/25/2021 in MercoPress

“There are no urban zones under epidemiological alarm,” said Vizzotti after dodging quarantine following a trip to Moscow Argentine Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Tuesday announced the first 580,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine were slated to arrive in the country next month. These chemicals will be allocated chiefly to adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age, Vizzotti explained.

Argentina prosecution sustains Tierra del Fuego bill banning salmon breeding

Published: 08/25/2021 in MercoPress

Resolution 19/21 from 13 August points out that the “precautionary rationality” admits the suspension prohibition of all dangerous activity for the ecosystem Argentina's Prosecution office considered that the Tierra del Fuego province bill establishing limits, and rulings for the breeding and production of salmon species in provincial jurisdictional waters "do not exceed limits of the reasonable" and besides were approved by the Legislative in "the full exercise of its environmental competence, which privilege the conservation of natural resources above considerations of other nature".

Patagonia Top Gear cars with Falklands' war plate number reference, crushed by Argentina

Published: 08/23/2021 in MercoPress

Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear Porsche 928 with the H982 FKL plate number Have you ever wondered what happened to Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear crew cars involved in the Argentine Patagonia incursion, which triggered a major diplomatic controversy since the number plate of the Porsche 928 read H982 FKL and was interpreted in Argentina as referring to the 1982 Falklands conflict?

Paraguay insists on reopening borders with Argentina and supports bid for Celac presidency

Published: 08/21/2021 in MercoPress

”Paraguay follows the position of the Argentine Republic regarding the debates within Mercosur,” Acevedo told Solá The Foreign Ministers of Paraguay and Argentina met Friday in Buenos Aires to discuss several items such as the reopening of the land borders between the two countries and the host's candidacy in 2022 to the annual presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

Brazil interested in buying gas from Argentina's Vaca Muerta

Published: 08/20/2021 in MercoPress

“There is the will of both governments to move forward with the project,” Scioli said. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday announced in his weekly broadcast on social media that his country had started negotiations to purchase gas from Argentina's Vaca Muerta. “It is not easy to start importing gas, creating, building pipelines," Bolsonaro said.

Reopening Paraguayan border up to President Fernández, Argentina's ambassador to Asunción says

Published: 08/19/2021 in MercoPress

Peppo said borders might open before the end of 2021 but others were confident it would be sooner The reopening of land borders with Paraguay might take place sometime before the end of 2021, Argentina's Ambassador to Asunción Domingo Peppo said Wednesday.

Departure of foreign companies from Argentina and also from Brazil on the rise and with no end in sight

Published: 08/16/2021 in MercoPress

Leaving the region seems to be a global strategy for a large number of foreign investors 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.

Presidents of Argentina, Uruguay have dinner in BA to seek a fresh start in bilateral relations after Summit brush

Published: 08/14/2021 in MercoPress

Lacalle Pou and Fernández met in person to smooth things over Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday welcomed his Uruguayan colleague Luis Lacalle Pou over for dinner at the Olivos Residence in an attempt to restore relations between the two of them following a crash during a Mercosur Summit earlier this year.

Argentina wants to prove it existed as such 200 years ago

Published: 08/13/2021 in MercoPress

Foreign minister Felipe Solá met with Portuguese ambassador Jose Frederico Viola de Drummond Ludovice (L) Argentina officially invited the Portuguese president and Prime Minister to visit the country as part of the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the recognition by Lisbon of Argentina's independence.

Presidents of Argentina, Uruguay meeting in Buenos Aires to discuss Mercosur issues

Published: 08/13/2021 in MercoPress

It will be Lacalle Pou's first trip to Buenos Aires as president of Uruguay. President Alberto Fernández of Argentina will host his Uruguayan colleague Luis Lacalle Pou Friday at the Olivos residence, during which both heads of state are expected to discuss Mercosur issues and other matters concerning bilateral relations.

Argentina's inflation for July 2021 measured at 3%

Published: 08/13/2021 in MercoPress

Todesca admitted projections for 2021 will not be met Argentina's Consumer Price Index (CPI-Cost of Living) increased 3% in July, according to a report from the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec) released Thursday.

Argentina starts distributiing Sputnik V vaccines produced locally

Published: 08/13/2021 in MercoPress

 “We are going to work to get as many doses as possible as soon as possible,” Vizzotti said. Distribution of the Russian developed Sputnik V vaccine manufactured in Argentina started Thursday with the first batch of 1.14 million doses, it was reported.

Borders are closed but illegal crossing between Paraguay and Argentina is easier than ever

Published: 08/12/2021 in MercoPress

Yes. People can walk across the Parana river border. (Pic ABC Color) While borders between Argentina and Paraguay are technically still closed as a result of emergency sanitary measures due to the coronavirus pandemic. walking across the Parana river bed from one country to another is becoming increasingly common as a result of the historical downspout.

Iran's pick for Interior Minister job prompts condemnation from Argentina and Israel

Published: 08/12/2021 in MercoPress

Vahidi is believed to have played a key role in the July 18, 1994 attack which killed 85 people Argentina and Israel have expressed their condemnation of Iran's decision Wednesday to appoint Ahmad Vahidi as the country's new Interior Minister.

Argentina's attempt to have the Magellan Strait defined as a "shared space"

Published: 08/11/2021 in MercoPress

The Chilean Foreign Affairs ministry Argentina's attempt, mistaken or in purpose to describe in official policy to its Armed Forces the Magellan Strait and areas of the Drake Passage, as "shared spaces", have triggered a strong reaction from the Chilean media and nationalist groups.

Falklands Chamber of Commerce meets with future UK ambassador to Argentina

Published: 08/11/2021 in MercoPress

Roundtable discussion with Kirsty Hayes, members of the business community, Mike Summers president of the Chamber of Commerce and governor Nigel Phillips. On Monday 2nd August, the Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce hosted a working lunch to allow members of the business community to meet with Kirsty Hayes, the British Ambassador (Designate) to Argentina.

Replacements picked for Argentina's cabinet

Published: 08/10/2021 in MercoPress

Cafiero said both Rossi and Arroyo ”were excellent fellow cabinet members” Argentine President Alberto Fernández Monday picked new replacements, so that cabinet ministers who will seek a seat in Congress later this year may focus on their campaigns.

Toyota Argentina can't find 200 new workers who have finished secondary education

Published: 08/10/2021 in MercoPress

“We are the main manufacturer and exporter of the Argentine auto sector, with some 6,500 workers and production of 140,000 units,” Toyota CEO said 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.

“Malvinas are Argentine”, but thinking differently is not a crime in Argentina, Patirica Bullrich

Published: 08/10/2021 in MercoPress

The former Home Secretary Patricia Bullrich had to come to the rescue of historian Sabrina Ajmechet Recent statements by representatives from Argentina's intellectual elite referred to the Falklands being a British territory and belonging to the Kelpers, and that Argentina did not exist as such at the time, are still reverberating, but the country is holding primaries and elections next month and in November so some political amendments seem necessary.

Argentina apologizes to Chile for saying Magellan Strait and Drake Passage are shared spaces with joint control

Published: 08/09/2021 in MercoPress

Argentina had to back step and apologize to Chile following on statements that the Magellan Strait and the Drake Passage, were “shared spaces”, and which “both countries jointly explored, studied and controlled”.

Biden picks new US ambassador to Argentina following envoy's lunch with President Fernández in BA

Published: 08/07/2021 in MercoPress

Sullivan and Fernández after their lunch t the Olivos residence Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday had lunch at the Olivos residence with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to deepen the common agenda between the two countries. After the meeting, President Joseph Biden chose the next US Ambassador to Buenos Aires.

Argentina goes easier on COVID-19 restrictions, increases quota of travelers from abroad

Published: 08/07/2021 in MercoPress

“In August we will apply more than 7 million second doses,” Fernández said The Government of Argentina has devised a program of "sustained and progressive openings" to ease down current restrictions imposed as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced Friday.

Foreign airlines may continue to lift operations in Argentina if restrictions continue

Published: 08/06/2021 in MercoPress

IATA's Cerda underscored Argentine Cabinet Chief Cafiero's “lack of interest” in solving the problem Foreign airlines still operating in Argentina have voiced yet again their concerns over their future due to the country's restrictions on the number of flights allowed through Buenos Aires' Ezeiza international airport.

Brazilian farmers plan to expand soybean area; protein producers short of corn import from Argentina

Published: 08/05/2021 in MercoPress

 Datagro estimates that the Brazilian harvest will reach some 144.06 million tons of soybeans in the coming season, 5% higher than in 2020/21 Brazilian farmers are planning to expand their soy area for the 15th consecutive year, according to a survey by consulting firm Datagro. The world’s largest soybean producer and exporter will increase the area sown by 4%, to 40.57 million hectares in the 2021/2022 season.

Argentina second worst Latam country in terms of foreign direct investment

Published: 08/02/2021 in MercoPress

Air New Zealand and Norwegian are among the companies which have lifted their operations in Argentina 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.

“Only a miracle can save Argentina's economy,” says Brazilian President Bolsonaro

Published: 07/31/2021 in MercoPress

“I'm not going to talk any more about Cuba and Venezuela, let's talk about Argentina.,” Bolsonaro said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said in his social media broadcast that “only a miracle will save the Argentine economy,” as he referred to the administration of his colleague Alberto Fernández as “a regime that did not work anywhere in the world.”

Argentina eolic power satisfied 24% of domestic electricity demand during July

Published: 07/31/2021 in MercoPress

The windmills in the Falklands supply meet 40% to 45% of energy demand More than 24% of electric power demand in windy Argentina was supplied by eolic energy during the month of July, which is considered a historic record when it comes to renewable energies, pointed out by the country's Energy Secretariat.

Former Army Capt., 3 police officers handed down life sentences for crimes during Argentina's last dictatorship

Published: 07/30/2021 in MercoPress

Relatives of the victims have been waiting for this for around 45 years  (Pic Pag 12) A federal court in the Argentine city of Rosario Thursday handed down life in jail sentence to each of the four defendants in the Klotzman case of human rights violations and murder during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

Presidents of Argentina, Colombia hold side talk while attending presidential inauguration in Lima

Published: 07/29/2021 in MercoPress

Duque pointed out both countries were going through ”the best moment of bilateral trade” Colombia President Iván Duque Márquez Wednesday praised the current state of bilateral relations with Argentina in a meeting he held with his counterpart from that country, Alberto Fernández, as both leaders were in the Peruvian capital for the inauguration of Pedro Castillo.

Argentina makes payment to Paris Club, loses reserves to cope with domestic demand of foreign currency

Published: 07/28/2021 in MercoPress

The BCRA went back to selling foreign currency due to a rebound in demand Argentina Tuesday made a payment to the Paris Club which resulted in the country's reserves falling to the US $ 42,837 million, it was reported.

Pollution Turns Argentina Lagoon Bright Pink

Published: 07/25/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A lagoon in Argentina's southern Patagonia region has turned bright pink in a striking, but frightful phenomenon experts and activists blame on pollution by a chemical used to preserve prawns for...

Argentina's Security Minister says her predecessor's buying weapons sent to Bolivia is a "proven" fact

Published: 07/24/2021 in MercoPress

“I don't think it would have been possible to do this in a legal way,” Frederic explained Argentina's Security Minister Sabina Frederic Friday said there was proof corroborating that her predecessor Patricia Bullrich was behind the shipment of weapons and ammunition to Bolivia during the revolt that toppled Evo Morales.

Argentina's economy continues to shrink, but some analysts see recovery imminent

Published: 07/22/2021 in MercoPress

Around 1,700,000 Argentines have fallen off the middle class category Argentina's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has fallen 0.7% so far in 2021, which in addition to declines in 2018, 2019 and 2020, has led the country's economy to historic lows.

Argentina introduces new ID cards for non-binary people

Published: 07/21/2021 in BBC News - World

Under the new system, residents can select 'x' as their gender on passports and national ID cards.

Argentina announces the construction of an Antarctica Logistics Pole in Ushuaia

Published: 07/21/2021 in MercoPress

Ushuaia is back in the global strategy map Argentine president Alberto Fernandez announced the construction of an Antarctica Logistic Pole in Ushuaia, which will demand an investment of some US$ 300 million, a long time aspiration of Argentine armed forces to mark or match a strong presence in the extreme south of the continent and in Antarctica.

Argentina to start issuing gender-neutral ID cards to non-binary people

Published: 07/21/2021 in MercoPress

Those who do not feel themselves as either male or female will have their ID cards marked with an X Argentine President Alberto Fernández has signed the decree and is to announce Wednesday morning the issuance of the first gender-neutral ID cards.

Argentina and Brazil commemorate when they agreed to make Latin America a region free of nuclear arms

Published: 07/20/2021 in MercoPress

Argentine minister Solá underlining the significance of “trust” during the commemoration in Brasilia Argentina and Brazil commemorated on Monday the thirtieth anniversary of the creation of the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials, which was signed on 18 July 1991, with the exclusive purpose of the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Argentina and Bolivia have bills in Parliament to boost transitioning to e-cars

Published: 07/20/2021 in MercoPress

Montenegro explained Bolivia also intends agriculture vehicles to be powered by ecofriendly sources of energy Just as the European Commission sent a bill last week to the European Parliament regarding electric vehicles, the Governments of Argentina and Bolivia are also taking similar paths.

Argentina committed to a WTO agreement on fishing subsidies – but don't forget the Falklands

Published: 07/19/2021 in MercoPress

Minister Felipe Solá: “because of the nature of negotiations, it is necessary that the future text contemplates aspects of extreme sensitivity for its members” Argentina participated in the recent Trade negotiations of the World Trade Organization at the ministerial level, which addressed the issue of rules for global fisheries and limits to government subsidies to fishing, committing its support for an agreement, but not forgetting the Falkland Islands claim.

Search for possible interment of Argentine combatant at Falklands' Teal Inlet agreed by UK and Argentina

Published: 07/16/2021 in MercoPress

The Argentine military cemetery  close Darwin settlement. Argentina and the UK together with the International Committee of the Red Cross subscribed on Thursday in Geneva the international instruments to advance in the search and identification of a possible interment at the Teal Inlet, in the Falkland Islands, that could hold remains of non identified Argentine combatants.

CPI climbs 3.2% in June in Argentina, 25.3% in first semester of 2021

Published: 07/16/2021 in MercoPress

The first semester of 2021 shows a retail inflation of 25.3% and 50.2% YoY The Argentine Central Bank's monthly Survey of Market Expectations (REM) has matched the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC) announcement Thursday of a 3.2% increase in retail prices nationwide.

Nine more cases of Delta variant detected in Argentina, all of them were travellers from abroad

Published: 07/13/2021 in MercoPress

So far, Argentina has detected 15 cases of Covid-19 of the Delta variant Argentine authorities have confirmed the detection of nine more cases of the coronavirus Delta variant, the Health Ministry announced Monday through a statement.

Iconic Mar del Plata hotel closes down due to covid-19 travel restrictions within Argentina

Published: 07/13/2021 in MercoPress

The Torres de Manatiales complex will be reconverted into apartment and office spaces The iconic Torres de Manantiales hotel in the traditional Argentine beach resort of Mar del Plata is closing down due to a steady lack of guests resulting from sanitary restrictions which have corseted people's freedom of movement.

Argentina signs agreement to purchase 20 million doses of Moderna vaccine

Published: 07/12/2021 in MercoPress

Health Minister Vizzotti announced the deal, “while we continue negotiations with other laboratories.” Argentine authorities have announced Sunday that an agreement had been signed with Moderna Inc for the supply of 20 million doses of their vaccine against Covid-19.

Argentina stage a Maracanazo of their own to win the Copa América again after 28 years.

Published: 07/11/2021 in MercoPress

Argentina have now matched Uruguay with the most Copa America titles, at 15 each Argentina Saturday won the Copa América football tournament by beating hosts and defending champions Brazil 1-0 at the iconic Maracaná Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Ángel DiMaría scored halfway through the opening half.

Lionel Messi wins first Copa America as Argentina beat Brazil in final

Published: 07/10/2021 in BBC News - World

Lionel Messi ends his wait for a first major international title as Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America final.

Argentina slowly allows for return of more nationals stranded abroad

Published: 07/10/2021 in MercoPress

Passenger flights from the United Kingdom, Chile, Brazil, India and African countries continue to be suspended. After rumors of all kinds, it was announced Friday that Argentina would gradually increase the number of travelers who may come back to the country through the Ezeiza international airport in Buenos Aires.

Cap of 600 daily passengers allowed daily into Argentina to stay in force

Published: 07/09/2021 in MercoPress

It is a violation of human rights, Belski said The Government of Argentina looked determined Thursday to extend for four additional weeks the cap of 600 passengers a day to be allowed through the Ezeiza international airport, albeit with some exceptions.

Argentina takes action against foreign oil companies operating on South Atlantic continental shelf

Published: 07/08/2021 in MercoPress

The companies had been served discouraging notes, Filmus said Argentina's Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Energy Wednesday announced sanctions were to be imposed on three companies for operating illegally in the South Atlantic.

Three companies (two UK and one Israel) involved in Falklands' oil industry, added to Argentina's sanctions list

Published: 07/08/2021 in MercoPress

The announcement was made by Daniel Filmus Secretary of Malvinas and Antarctica and Energy Secretary Darío Martinez Argentina announced it has launched a sanctions process against several foreign oil companies, the UK based Chrysaor Holdings Ltd, Harbor Energy Plc, and Israel's Navitas Petroleum for involvement in hydrocarbons activities, with illegitimate Falkland Islands licenses, in the Argentine continental shelf, more precisely at the Sea Lion project in North Malvinas basin

Argentina wants to deepen ties with China, President Fernández says

Published: 07/07/2021 in MercoPress

Fernández highlighted the similarities of roles between the CCP and the PJ Argentine President Alberto Fernández Tuesday highlighted "the historic relationship" between former leaders Juan Domingo Perón and Mao Tse-Tung as he took part as a guest during the virtual ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Mining company pledges to invest US $ 34 million in lithium plant in northern Argentina

Published: 07/06/2021 in MercoPress

Ganfeng Lithium is arguably among the largest in the world in the production of lithium and batteries. A local subsidiary of China's Ganfeng Lithium has purchased a 23-hectare property in the General Güemes Industrial Park in the northwestern Argentine province of Salta, it was announced.

Production of motor vehicles in Argentina shows signs of recovery

Published: 07/06/2021 in MercoPress

Auto makers hope Mercosur countries reach an agreement soon regarding CETs, Herrero said The production of motor vehicles in Argentina in June grew 14.5% compared to May's output for a total of 40,035 units, which made up for a 155.7% YoY increase against 2020 figures, it was reported Monday by the Association of Automotive Factories (Adefa).

Argentina: Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo hope to find more missing grandchildren thanks to covid-19 vaccination pictures

Published: 07/05/2021 in MercoPress

Pictures of people getting vaccinated may lead to finding some of the 300 missing grandchildren Argentine victims of disappearances and child abductions during the military dictatorship between 1976 and 1983 are relying on vaccination efforts to help them find some of their 300 missing grandchildren.

Argentina green lights arrival of US-developed vaccines by means of an emergency decree

Published: 07/03/2021 in MercoPress

Ibarra lead the team which negotiated with US pharmaceutical companies Argentine President Alberto Fernández has yet again issued another emergency decree (DNU) which would allow for the purchase of anticoronavirus vaccines from suppliers other than those already cleared to be handled in the country.

Flybondi resumes services after pandemic-caused travel restrictions in Argentina

Published: 07/03/2021 in MercoPress

Flybondi has been grounded for 15 months due to the pandemic Argentine budget carrier Flybondi is to resume domestic services after 15 months grounded due to restrictions on the circulation of people owing to sanitary reasons, it was announced.

IATA warns Argentina may face grave consequences for banning international flights

Published: 07/03/2021 in MercoPress

Leaving a market takes 30 minutes, flying again in a new market takes many years, Cerda warned International Air Transport Association (IATA)'s Regional Vice President for America Peter Cerda Friday said Argentina was doing just the opposite compared to the rest of the world regarding aviation services and that such a mercurial management might entail unwanted consequences. .

Argentina elected to the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization

Published: 07/02/2021 in MercoPress

“It's an honor for our country to represent the region in the Executive Council of the UN OMT,” said minister Matias Lammens Argentina was chosen to represent the Americas block at the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization and will formally take the seat next October in Morocco for the next four years. Argentina's Tourism minister Matias Lammens participated in the 66th WTO commission for the Americas, virtual meeting, which was headed by WTO chairman Zurab Pololikashvili and the current president of the Council, Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica's tourism minister.

The pandemic has cost Argentina “133 times the Malvinas war”

Published: 07/01/2021 in MercoPress

On Sunday the Argentine government held a special ceremony to honor the memory of the over 90.000 dead because of the pandemic Argentine opposition lawmaker Mario Negri said he was very much concerned by the way the country is addressing the second wave of coronavirus and asked if the government had any idea how many Argentine lives the pandemic has taken, “133 times the Malvinas war.”

Floods and droughts mean yearly losses worth US $ 1 billion for Argentina, says World Bank

Published: 06/30/2021 in MercoPress

Tackling climate change is not a long-term challenge, but an urgent measure, Schwartz said A new report titled “Impact of Climate Crisis on Poverty and the Argentine macroeconomy” points out the serious consequences of the impact of climate change on the Argentine economy, mainly due to losses caused by floods and droughts, the World Bank announced Tuesday.

Argentina's economy keeps falling, INDEC data shows

Published: 06/30/2021 in MercoPress

The various restrictive measures due to the coronavirus pandemic had an impact on the rebound trend of the economy Economic activity in Argentina fell 1.2% monthly in April and accumulated three months of decline, according to data released Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC).

Argentina falls down to worst place to be during pandemic according to Bloomberg ranking – US the best

Published: 06/29/2021 in MercoPress

According to Bloomberg, Argentina now ranks below countries such as Iraq and Bangladesh in their paths back to prepandemic life. The United States is now the best country to be during the coronavirus pandemic while Argentina is the worst option, according to a list of 53 nations reviewed by economy media outlet Bloomberg released Monday.

Argentina ups restrictions on travellers from abroad

Published: 06/26/2021 in MercoPress

Tests and isolation housing shall be at the traveller's expense The Government of Argentina has decided to up its restriction on inbound travelers as of Saturday, in a move to prevent further cases of the SARS-Cov-2 Delta variant from entering the country.

Argentina downgraded to "independent market" in MSCI ratings

Published: 06/25/2021 in MercoPress

Capital controls drove Argentina to where it ranks now MSCI, formerly Morgan Stanley Capital International, a US company that measures stock performances worldwide to advise potential investors on their decisions, has removed Argentina from their various listings and added it to the dishonourable category of “stand-alone” economies.

Game over: C14 resolution ignores Falklands' pleas and again calls for a bilateral dialogue Argentina/UK

Published: 06/25/2021 in MercoPress

 Solá denied the right to self determination of Islanders and complained strongly about the British military presence in the Falklands The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, C24, addressed on Thursday the annual Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty question, which once again concluded with an appeal to the governments of Argentina and Britain to resume dialogue with the purpose of finding, in the shortest time possible, a peaceful solution to the controversy.

Argentina intends to “colonise” the Falklands and use C24 to do it, MLA Mark Pollard at the UN

Published: 06/24/2021 in MercoPress

MLA Mark Pollard, current Clerk of the Elected Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands Falkland Islands’ Chair of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Mark Pollard and Deputy Chair MLA Leona Roberts both stood before members of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) and each delivered a speech which spoke of their personal histories as well as the future of the Falkland Islands as a whole.

“For Argentina, the only acceptable outcome of any 'negotiation' is taking control of the Falklands”, MLA Roberts at the UN

Published: 06/24/2021 in MercoPress

MLA Leona Roberts is daughter of a Chilean laborer but her mother belongs to   the Biggs family, one of the first to establish in the Falklands, 179 years ago Falkland Islands’ Deputy Chair of the Legislative assembly, MLA Leona Roberts is part of the commission that stood before members of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) and delivered a speech that spoke of their personal histories as well as the future of the Falkland Islands as a whole.

Argentina skips default thanks to agreement with Paris Club

Published: 06/23/2021 in MercoPress

“A default situation would have been a blow to the economy,” Guzmán explained. Photo: EFE Argentina's Economy Minister Martín Guzmán Tuesday announced that the Paris Club had agreed to give his country until March 31, 2022, to pay the US $ 430 million in instalments while the rest of the debt is renegotiated.

Argentina's purchase of Korean fighters falls through: UK's arms embargo

Published: 06/23/2021 in MercoPress

   Defense minister Agustin Rossi, “another display of imperial arrogance” Argentine defense minister Agustín Rossi is furious with the UK for having blocked the purchase deal of several Korean manufactured training jet fighters FA-50 to re-equip the Air Force and which he had anticipated last October. “A new display of imperial arrogance”, Rossi described the incident.

Argentina expects a 19 million tons 2021/22 wheat harvest, with 12 million tons for export

Published: 06/23/2021 in MercoPress

This has been a good season for Argentine corn, with shipments totaling some 33 million tons out of a total harvest of 48 million tons Argentine wheat exports should reach 12 million tons in the 2021/22 winter harvest, according to a new estimate released by the Buenos Aires Cereals Exchange. If confirmed, the volume, the highest since 2016/17, will be 26.3% above this season's production.

Argentina and Mexico recall ambassadors to Nicaragua out of concern for human rights violations

Published: 06/22/2021 in MercoPress

The reason behind Argentina's abstention at the OAS vote against Nicaragua was reportedly a distrust of Almagro The Governments of Mexico and Argentina Monday recalled their respective ambassadors in Managua, where Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is undertaking a dubious campaign towards his reelection by having his political challengers arrested.

Argentina to take additional measures against Delta coronavirus variant spreading into the country

Published: 06/22/2021 in MercoPress

In the next few hours new control measures will be taken, Carignano said. Argentine health and migration authorities are analysing additional measured to curb the arrival into the country of the coronavirus Delta variant, which has already been detected in three cases of passengers flying in from abroad.

Chevening Scholarships awarded to 19 students from Argentina

Published: 06/22/2021 in MercoPress

Ambassador Kent bid farewell to the group through a virtual meeting, in the aims of wishing a safe and successful trip to the scholarship holders Every year, a number of Chevening Scholarships are awarded to students from Argentina with outstanding academic performance and leadership qualities, allowing them full funding to undertake postgraduate studies in universities in the UK.

Nicaragua political arrests lead Argentina and Mexico to recall envoys

Published: 06/21/2021 in BBC News - World

Argentina and Mexico recall ambassadors for talks after a fifth presidential hopeful is detained.

Scholarships for Falklands' alumni to continue their graduate and postgraduate studies in Argentina

Published: 06/21/2021 in MercoPress

Falklands students normally continue their tertiary studies in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US Argentina has launched a program of scholarships for Falkland Islands' students, who “have the full right to access the Argentine national education system”, announced Daniel Filmus, head of the Malvinas and Antarctica Department, and Jaime Perczyk chairman of the Ministry of Education University Policies.

Argentina records first “black fungus” death

Published: 06/19/2021 in MercoPress

Mucormycosis is not a new disease and is not only related to diabetic patients A 35-year-old man who had had coronavirus and medical history of diabetes has been recorded as Argentina's first death caused by “black fungus,” it was announced Friday.

Argentina hopes to resume beef exports next week

Published: 06/18/2021 in MercoPress

“The virtuous solution takes time,” said Kulfas Argentina's Minister of Productive Development, Matías Kulfas, Thursday said meat exports are to resume next week after details to ensure proper supply to local consumers are fine-tuned.

May's inflation in Argentina was 3.3%: What will happen after the elections?

Published: 06/17/2021 in MercoPress

Economy Minister Guzmán believes “the conditions are in place for inflation to be reduced month by month.” Argentina's inflation in May was 3.3% for a year-on-year accumulation of 48.8%, the highest mark since March 2020, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC)

When 26 OAS countries condemned human rights violations in Nicaragua, Argentina was among the 5 who abstained

Published: 06/16/2021 in MercoPress

Among those arrested by Ortega are the very partners that helped him overthrow dictator Anastasio Somoza A resolution by the Organization of American States (OAS) condemning human rights violations and massive arrests of opposition leaders by Nicaragua was supported by 26 countries, opposed by three (one of them Nicaragua), while five nations abstained from voting either way. Argentina was one of them.

Chilean dictatorship murderer arrested in Argentina

Published: 06/14/2021 in MercoPress

Klug Rivera had a red notice from Interpol for his arrest for crimes against humanity The Government of Argentina this weekend arrested Chilean fugitive Walter Klug Rivera, who was wanted for human rights violations during the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

Argentina still resists drive to make Mercosur more flexible

Published: 06/12/2021 in MercoPress

“It is necessary to strengthen ourselves as a bloc and not think about individual exits,” said Neme A top official from the Argentine Government spoke yet again against a bid from Brazil and Uruguay to make Mercosur more flexible and allow members to broker one-on-one deals with other countries or blocs.

TaskUs founders' path to Nasdaq started with high school parties and Argentina yogurt venture

Published: 06/11/2021 in Top News and Analysis (pro)

TaskUs debuted on the Nasdaq on Friday and the customer support outsourcing company was valued at $2.8 billion after its IPO pop.

Argentina: Medical equipment donated by Lionel Messi stranded at Rosario airport for 10 months

Published: 06/10/2021 in MercoPress

The ventilators, manufactured by the automotive company Seat, are in some sort of customs limbo Some 32 ventilators donated by footballer Lionel Messi have been stored at his native Rosario's Fisherton international airport for 10 months, entangled in red tape.

Argentina President Apologises After "Brazilians From The Jungle" Remark

Published: 06/10/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Argentina's president apologized Wednesday after going viral for stating that modern-day Mexicans originate from indigenous peoples, Brazilians "from the jungle" and his own country's inhabitants come...

Argentina: Kirchnerites barely surpass 14% of votes in Misiones provincial mid-term elections

Published: 06/08/2021 in MercoPress

Misiones Governor Herrera Ahuad spoke of electoral “lessons that will surely be taken into account by other parts of the country.” The local political party ruling the Argentine province of Misiones took a decisive win in the local-mid-term elections.

Cardoso and Lula da Silva support Argentina in the Mercosur tariff reduction controversy

Published: 06/07/2021 in MercoPress

“This is no moment for Mercosur to consider unilateral tariff reductions without any reciprocal benefit for the block's exports”, stated the two ex presidents Former Brazilian presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Lula da Silva signed a statement in which they support Argentina's position in the Mercosur controversy regarding a flat unilateral tariff reduction as sponsored by president Jair Bolsonaro, with the backing of Uruguay, but rejected by President Alberto Fernandez.

Argentina creates registry for activities involving wild animals

Published: 06/05/2021 in MercoPress

Authorities aim at better monitoring operations involving wildlife Argentina's Environment Ministry Friday created a Registry for people involved in dealings with wild animals, it was announced.

Argentina to launch local production of Sputnik V vaccine, but subject to availability of active ingredient

Published: 06/04/2021 in MercoPress

The local plant hopes to deliver 500,000 weekly doses, but  is subject to “factors that do not depend on us,” CEO Figueiras said Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina and Vladimir Putin of Russia are to launch Friday the beginning of local production at the South American country of the Sputnik V vaccine.

Argentina's trade with Brazil at its highest since 2018

Published: 06/02/2021 in MercoPress

This improvement in bilateral trade of goods reflects the good performance of both economies in the beginning of this 2021, Ecolatina said A report released Tuesday showed that Argentina's trade with neighbour Brazil has reached its highest level since 2018, exports reaching US $ 4.2 billion until May, 33% better than in the first five months of last year, but 6% lower than the same period of 2019.

OECD foresees Argentina's economy will recover but still below pre-pandemic levels

Published: 06/01/2021 in MercoPress

The OECD considered that ”the new mobility restrictions imposed as of April are delaying the recovery.” The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) forecast that Argentina's economy will expand in 2021 and 2022, but will nonetheless remain way below pre-pandemic levels, according to its semi-annual report on World Economic Outlook released Monday in Paris.

Israel demands explanations for Argentina's vote at UN in favor of human rights probe

Published: 06/01/2021 in MercoPress

Ambassador Urribarri (left) will need to explain why Argentine sided with China, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela and other undemocratic countries. The Government of Israel Monday summoned Argentina's ambassador to Tel Avil Sergio Urribarri following the South American country's vote at the United Nations (UN) to create a Commission to investigate the "alleged violations of human rights in Israel and the Gaza Strip."

Argentina makes changes to its squid fisheries policies

Published: 05/31/2021 in MercoPress

All jiggers must have at least 20% of their whole season squid catch landed and processed in certified land plants Argentina is modifying some regulations regarding squid fisheries. According to Resolution 7 from the Federal Fisheries Council, all jiggers and trawlers involved in squid operations must have at least 20% of their catches processed on land.

No Copa America for Argentina either due to growing number of covid-19 cases

Published: 05/31/2021 in MercoPress

Interior Minister De Pedro's statement in a TV interview seems to have prompted Conmebol's reply The South American Football Confederation Sunday announced the Copa America tournament was not going to be played in Argentina. The tournament due to begin June 13 was to be co-hosted by Colombia and Argentina.

Argentina stripped of Copa America tournament

Published: 05/31/2021 in BBC News - World

The 2021 Copa America has been left without a host less than two weeks before it starts after Argentina was stripped of the tournament.

Argentina and Cuba to join forces against the coronavirus pandemic

Published: 05/29/2021 in MercoPress

“We wanted to see it first hand and support this historic health intervention,” Vizzotti said Health authorities of Cuba and Argentina Friday ratified their mutual commitment to strengthening cooperative relations in biotechnology to improve the quality of life of people in both countries, it was announced.

Argentina: Bans on layoffs extended for 30 days

Published: 05/28/2021 in MercoPress

The ban on layoffs is ”an instrument which has given the country very good results in terms of job protection,” Todesca Bosco said The Argentine Government of Alberto Fernández Thursday decided to extend a ban on layoffs for another 30 days so that workers who were affected by the recent full-scale quarantine decreed de the President does not result in workers losing their jobs, it was announced.

Argentina withdraws from lawsuit against Maduro before the International Criminal Court

Published: 05/27/2021 in MercoPress

Under Macri, Argentina had acknowledged Juan Guaidó as interim President of Venezuela The Government of Argentina Wednesday withdrew from a joint lawsuit filed against the regime of Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro before the International Criminal Court (ICC) brought forward by the previous administration of President Mauricio Macri.

Argentina finds new supplier of vaccines against coronavirus

Published: 05/27/2021 in MercoPress

The Cansino vaccine has been “tested in Argentina in recent months,” explained Cafiero Argentine Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero Wednesday announced that an agreement with Chinese laboratory Cansino Bio for the supply of aniticoronavirus vaccines had been reached.

German Chancellor Merkel pledges to support Argentina in video-talk with President Fernández

Published: 05/27/2021 in MercoPress

Angela Merkel with Alberto Fernández during his February 2020's European visit. Argentine President Alberto Fernández and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday held a video conference during which both leaders discussed various issues concerning the future of diplomatic and economic relations between their countries.

Israel warns against travel to Argentina as cases of covid-19 keep soaring

Published: 05/24/2021 in MercoPress

If Argentina is added to the red list, Israelis will be required to seek clearance from an Exception Commission before being allowed to travel. The Government of Israeli Sunday issued a "serious warning" regarding its citizens travelling to Argentina, where cases of covid-19 are on the rise.

Conmebol delegation to visit Argentina regarding new Copa America venues

Published: 05/24/2021 in MercoPress

Estudiantes de La Plata's new stadium was opened in 2019. Following its decision to reschedule the 15 Copa America matches which were due to be played in Colombia, the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) will be inspecting two Argentine stadiums Monday to choose the new venues.

Covid: Argentina starts new lockdown as cases soar

Published: 05/22/2021 in BBC News - World

The country that endured one of the world's longest quarantines is back under restrictions.

Bolsonaro critical of Lula, Venezuela, Argentina, Communism and lockdowns

Published: 05/22/2021 in MercoPress

“Communism only creates equality in hopelessness, hunger and misery,...” said the Brazilian leader Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has had words of anything but praise regarding former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Argentina, Venezuela and Communism.

Most of Argentina under strict confinement as of Saturday

Published: 05/21/2021 in MercoPress

Fernández announced his decision in a broadcast message Argentine President Alberto Fernández Thursday decreed nine days of strict confinement starting Saturday in what he claimed was a measure to lower the increasing number of coronavirus cases.

Last LATAM Argentina Airbus flies back home from Aeroparque which halts regional flights

Published: 05/21/2021 in MercoPress

LATAM Argentina is now part of aviation's history Operation of regional flights at the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA)'s only airfield commonly known as Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP/SABE), which reopened recently following renovations, have been shifted to the Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini international airport (technically in the Province of Buenos Aires) due to lack of proper coronavirus detecting facilities.

Astra-Zeneca vaccines produced jointly by Mexico and Argentina almost ready for delivery

Published: 05/20/2021 in MercoPress

Ebrard and Tomada toured the Liomont plant in the state of Queretaro. The first batch of Oxford-Astra Zeneca anticoronavirus vaccines produced jointly by Mexico and Argentina are almost ready to start shipping, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced Wednesday.

Argentina can take on Copa America by itself if protocols are observed, says Fernández

Published: 05/19/2021 in MercoPress

Let's not lower our arms, we know that we are in a difficult time,” said Fernández. Argentine President Alberto Fernández Tuesday insisted his country is capable of hosting singlehandedly the Copa America football competition despite 35,543 new cases of Covid-19 and 745 deaths in one day for a record total of 71,771 casualties since the beginning of the pandemic.

Canadian lab seeks volunteers in Argentina to test new covid vaccine

Published: 05/19/2021 in MercoPress

Medicago's vaccine is not based on live viruses The Canadian biopharmaceutical company Medicago is looking for 5000 volunteers in Argentina to prove the effectiveness of a new vaccine against coronavirus, it was announced Tuesday.

Argentina bans meat exports for 30 days in an attempt to curb inflation

Published: 05/18/2021 in MercoPress

The 30-day ban will in fact last “until the domestic market is in order.” The Argentine government of President Alberto Fernández has announced all meat exports will be banned for the next 30 days in an attempt to slow down inflation as domestic prices went up 20% owing to foreign demand.

Hydrocarbons: Argentina going up as world goes down

Published: 05/17/2021 in MercoPress

Mellano said that “we still have 30 more years of a world dependent on hydrocarbons and only in 2050 would the true decline begin.” The University of Buenos Aires (UBA)'s Gas and Petroleum Institute Director Aníbal Mellano said in an interview published Sunday in the Ambito Financiero newspaper that his country was “in an ascending cycle, within a descending world cycle for hydrocarbons.”

French President Macron supports Argentina regarding IMF, Paris Club talks

Published: 05/13/2021 in MercoPress

Macron told Fernández “France is on your side.” Argentine President Alberto Fernández Wednesday expressed his gratitude to his French colleague Emmanuel Macron for the latter's support with regards to debt renegotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Paris Club.

Will Argentina squeeze exporters as soybeans rise above US $ 600 in Chicago?

Published: 05/13/2021 in MercoPress

Will the Argentine producer earn more or will the State keep the difference? Argentine economists are eyeing the recent increase in the international price of soybeans as some sort of light at the end of the tunnel following a severe recession, high indebtedness amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Workers in Argentina may return to on-site duty after one dose of any covid-19 vaccine, authorities rule

Published: 05/12/2021 in MercoPress

Ministers Vizzotti and Moroni: One shot and you're ready to work The Argentine Ministers of Health and Labor, Carla Vizzoti and Claudio Moroni respectively, Tuesday passed a joint resolution whereby employers may now require workers who have received at least one dose of any coronavirus vaccine to return to on-site work regardless of their age and/or additional risk conditions.

Cases of South African and Indian coronavirus strains detected in Argentina

Published: 05/11/2021 in MercoPress

The three travelers entered the country on April 24 Argentine health authorities Monday reported having detected the presence of the South African and Indian strains of the coronavirus in travelers who have arrived into the country over the past few days.

Quarantine has catastrophic consequences on Argentina's economy, report shows

Published: 05/08/2021 in MercoPress

Last year, 22,860 companies were lost to restrictions, more than those which had closed in 2018 and 2019 combined Argentina's Federal Tax Bureau AFIP data shows 235,381 jobs were lost and around 23,000 companies had closed as the result of the contraction in the economy due to the health measures to control coronavirus, it was reported Friday.

Argentina's inflation for the year 2021 forecast at 47.3%

Published: 05/08/2021 in MercoPress

Unemployment stays relatively unchanged at around 11% Argentina's monthly inflation for April 2021 is expected to be around 3.8%, according to consulting firms surveyed by the Central Bank.

Chinese delegation in Argentina to offer the Air Force, the supersonic aircraft JF-17

Published: 05/07/2021 in MercoPress

The JF-17 fighter has been combat tested and is produced in partnership with Pakistan, which is its largest operator A top-ranking delegation from China's National Aero-Technology import-export corporation, CATIC, is currently in Argentina to discuss defense cooperation and with the proposal to offer the Argentine Air Force supersonic capable aircraft, according to InfoDefensa.ar, an Argentine site which specializes in defense industry issues.

Russia plans major presence in Argentina with two nuclear plants plus military equipment

Published: 05/04/2021 in MercoPress

Russia would be willing to supply Argentina with the “most modern and suitable military weapons,” according to Feoktistov. Russia's Ambassador to Buenos Aires Dmitry Feoktistov has confirmed his country's intention to build two nuclear power plants in Argentina and press sources at the Casa Rosada presidential palace have not denied it, although the project is yet to be officially endorsed by the administration of President Alberto Fernández.

CFK amazed at Biden plan's similarities with Argentina's economic policies

Published: 05/04/2021 in MercoPress

Life is full of surprises for CFK who heard Biden echo her economic thoughts Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) Monday was full of praise for US President's Joseph Biden's message before Congress, citing resounding Keynesian resemblances to her economic policies both in the current term since 2019 and also when she was President between 2007 and 2015.

British Ambassador summoned to speed up delivery of AstraZeneca vaccines to Argentina

Published: 05/04/2021 in MercoPress

Ambassador Kent involved in talks regarding delivery and production of AstraZeneca vaccine in Argentina The Government of Argentina has formally conveyed to the United Kingdom a proposal to manufacture the entire production of the Oxford-AstraZeneca anti-covid-19 vaccine locally and also made a formal complaint about the failure to deliver the 22.5 million doses of which 60% has already been paid for.

France to return to Argentina Tehuelche remains seized in 1896 and displayed at Paris museums

Published: 05/04/2021 in MercoPress

“We are finalizing the details of the delivery with the hope that this year Liempichúm will finally return to his territory,” said anthropologist Miguel Pepe. The French government has, at last, agreed to return the skeleton of a Liempichún Sakamata which ended up in a Paris museum after being seized in 1896 by Count Henry de la Vaulx, who desecrated his grave and took it away with all of its adornments in Argentina.

Argentina's metallurgic industry back at pre-pandemic levels

Published: 05/03/2021 in MercoPress

“Production of the coming months will be partially influenced by what happens in the framework of Covid-19,” said Adimra. The Association of Metallurgical Industries of the Argentine Republic (Adimra) Sunday reported nationwide output had grown 24.9% in March of 2021, making it the seventh straight month in the upward direction.

Ford increases output in Argentina, hires more workers

Published: 04/30/2021 in MercoPress

The Ford Ranger truck is exported laregly to other Latin American countries Despite all pandemic-related setbacks, Ford's carmaking plant in Pacheco, 30 kilometres northwest of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) in Argentina, has increased its output of the Ranger model, for which 256 new personnel has been hired, it was reported.

Argentina interested in manufacturing Cuban vaccine against covid-19

Published: 04/29/2021 in MercoPress

Argentine FM Solá (r) and Ambassador Prada (l) discussed Cuban medical developments Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Solá Wednesday discussed with Cuba's Ambassador to Buenos Aires the possibility of developing locally a Cuban-created vaccine against covid-19, it was announced.

Argentina halts exports of oxygen to meet domestic health demand

Published: 04/28/2021 in MercoPress

“All of the oxygen that is produced today in Argentina has as an absolute priority to supply hospitals,” said Kulfas. Argentina is cancelling all exports of oxygen to cope with growing domestic demand, Productive Development Minister Matías Kulfas announced Tuesday.

Argentina: Buenos Aires prepares for stricter measures against Covid-19

Published: 04/27/2021 in MercoPress

Gollán bets on tougher measures for fifteen days A group of advisers to the Argentine President assessed the coronavirus situation Monday, after which further restrictive measures to be announced shortly appear inevitable.

Venezuela remains the most “miserable” country - Argentina not far behind

Published: 04/26/2021 in MercoPress

The misery index is an economic indicator, created by economist Arthur Okun. Venezuela easily held to the dubious honour of being at the top of the list of the 2020 Global Economic Misery Index, while Argentina was merely seven notches behind.

Apple retailer iPlace lands in Montevideo thanks to better tax conditions than those in Argentina

Published: 04/24/2021 in MercoPress

“The country has a high social level and economic stability that provides greater security to the investor,” said iPlace's Ferrari. Apple's largest retailer in South America, iPlace, which is present in 27 Brazilian states has landed this week in Uruguay. The company iPlace chose Montevideo to start its international expansion to be able to keep an eye on the Argentine market thanks to its geographical proximity, iPlace CEO Matheus Mundstock explained.

Canadian bitcoin producer picks Argentina for new development

Published: 04/23/2021 in MercoPress

Although the exact location of the farm has not yet been disclosed, it is expected to be somewhere in Patagonia. Canadian bitcoin miner Bitfarms has announced its plans to start operations in Argentina in early 2022, with a total of 55,000 machines, it was reported. The country emerged as a logical choice due to its relative low expenses in local pesos with all profits in bitcoin, analysts said.

Argentina: Mother of Plaza de Mayo VP Porota Merońo dies aged 95

Published: 04/22/2021 in MercoPress

Porota's only daughter, Alicia Meroño, was kidnapped by the Argentine dictatorship in 1978 The Association Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Wednesday announced in a statement the passing away of the organization's Vice President Mercedes Colás de Merońo, known as “Porota.”

Covid-19: Health official admits Argentina might need to extend restrictions beyond April 30

Published: 04/20/2021 in MercoPress

Medina said extending the current measures will require further evaluation. A high ranking official within Argentina's Health Ministry Tuesday hinted the current restrictions on circulation and business hours might need “to be extended” because of the spread of the coronavirus' second wave.

Argentina's Supreme Court claims original jurisdiction in face-to-face schooling issue

Published: 04/20/2021 in MercoPress

The Supreme Court gave the federal government and CABA five business days to file their cases. Argentina's Supreme Court Monday ruled that the issue concerning the City of Buenos Aires' objection to the presidential decree banning on-site schooling until April 30 falls under its very own original jurisdiction as per Article 117 of the Constitution, thus rendering void all previous resolutions by any lower tribunal into that matter.

Argentina: Schools to open normally in City of Buenos Aires after court ruling

Published: 04/19/2021 in MercoPress

Larreta will deploy “the entire City Government team at the door of each of the schools.” Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta appeared at around 10.30 pm Sunday on TV to announce the Autonomous City was not going to adhere to President Alberto Fernández's decree from last week banning on-site schooling and that classes were to take place as usual on Monday.

Argentina reinstates beef exports registry

Published: 04/16/2021 in MercoPress

The goal of the measure is to “improve the monitoring of beef exports and the supply to the domestic market,” the government said in a statement. Argentina's government Thursday created a registry of beef exporters among other measures to curb under-invoicing, which authorities fear has been going on for a while now.

Cost of living in Argentina rises 4.8% in March alone

Published: 04/16/2021 in MercoPress

Inflation will not be as sharp as of April, Guzmán forecast. Argentina's Consumer Price Index (CPI-Cost of living) rose 4.8% during March, 1.2 percentage points above February's 3.6%, the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC) announced Thursday.

Argentina: curfew extended, on-site schooling banned in Buenos Aires amid coronavirus second wave

Published: 04/15/2021 in MercoPress

Fernández believes the biggest threat of catching the virus is ”in social gatherings where people relax.” Argentine President Alberto Fernández Wednesday announced further restrictions for the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) in a manoeuvre to curb the so-called second wave of the covid-19 disease.

Argentina to receive over 800,000 doses of AstraZeneca; Denmark stop giving that vaccine

Published: 04/15/2021 in MercoPress

Argentina has also signed a deal for two million Sinopharm doses, said Vizzotti The Argentine government has announced a shipment of 864,000 doses of the AstraZeneca anti-covid-19 vaccine is due at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza airport onboard a KLM flight this coming Sunday morning.

Argentina: curfew extended, on-site schooling banned in AMBA amid coronavirus second wave

Published: 04/15/2021 in MercoPress

Fernández believes the biggest threat of catching the virus is ”in social gatherings where people relax.” Argentine President Alberto Fernández Wednesday announced further restrictions for the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) in a manoeuvre to curb the so-called second wave of the covid-19 disease.

Argentina finished Antarctica Summer Campaign without Covid-19 cases

Published: 04/13/2021 in MercoPress

“The South Atlantic is a permanent geopolitical, military and strategic objective that Argentina must have, in which Antarctica clearly plays a very important role,” said Defence Minister Rossi Argentina's 2020/2021 Antarctic campaign successfully finished last week after the arrival of the Argentine Navy icebreaker “Almirante Irízar” at the port of Buenos Aires without registering any positive case of Covid-19 among its 392 crew members, military and scientists.

Argentina: Experts advise further restrictions necessary to curb coronavirus spread

Published: 04/13/2021 in MercoPress

The new measures are to focus on the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) and other large cities in the country. Argentine Cabinet Santiago Cafiero and Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Monday met online with a committee of experts to assess the country's current covid situation. The recommendation was, as expected, harsher restrictions.

Argentina strongly opposes UK's firing of missiles in the Falklands

Published: 04/10/2021 in MercoPress

The British government warned Rapier missiles would be launched during military drills as evey year (BFSAI) Argentina Friday expressed its government's utmost rejection of the announcement by British authorities that missiles were to be launched at the Falkland Islands. The Foreign Ministry warned that the “alleged defensive condition of the British military base in the South Atlantic is not only totally unjustified, but also represents a threat to the entire region.”

Brazil Vice-President dubs Argentina “an eternal beggar”

Published: 04/09/2021 in MercoPress

”We cannot escape the rules of fiscal responsibility,” said Mourao. In a statement supporting the government's proposed fiscal adjustment, Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao Thursday labelled Argentina an “eternal beggar,” which might spark another diplomatic incident, of which the administration of President Alberto Fernández has had a handful in the past few days.

Argentina's INDEC figures “encouraging” for government, still not for people

Published: 04/09/2021 in MercoPress

“Of course the comparison against 2020 is now going to be very high because we already compared against pandemic months,” Kulfas said While inflation grows rampant and people lose some or all of their income in the middle of the coronavirus restrictions, Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC) Thursday released a new economic report which showed positive figures.

Argentina complains of Uruguayan acquiescence to RAF transport aircraft

Published: 04/07/2021 in MercoPress

The Airbus A330 MRTTs are essential to sustain operations in the Falkland Islands. Argentina filed a formal complaint Tuesday before Uruguay for allowing a British Royal Air Force transport aircraft serving the Falkland Islands to refuel at Montevideo on April 4, it was reported.

Uruguay formally requests meeting with Argentina to work on Mercosur's flexibilization

Published: 04/06/2021 in MercoPress

Uruguay's Foreign Minister Bustillo sent a formal note to his Argentine colleague Felipe Solá Uruguay's Foreign Ministry Monday submitted a formal request to the Argentine government to hold a meeting to discuss the flexibility of Mercosur, it was reported.

Argentina's economy can't afford another total lockdown, minister says

Published: 04/05/2021 in MercoPress

“We have nine consecutive months of economic activity growing,” said Guzmán. Argentina's economy minister Martin Guzman said in a television interview on Saturday that his country could not afford a new total quarantine and made it clear that the government would have to find another way to deal with the new stage of the covid-19 pandemic.

Scania CEO in Argentina foresees record exports for 2021

Published: 04/05/2021 in MercoPress

The region and the world, and specifically Brazil, are generating a record in their volume of demand for trucks and buses,” Leonard said. Scania CEO Andrés Leonard Sunday said in an interview he foresaw a 75% increase in “exports from Tucumán to the world" of bus and lorry gearbox parts.

Sales of used cars skyrocket in Argentina

Published: 04/05/2021 in MercoPress

All transactions were paid for in cash, Lamas explained An increase of up to 65% in the sales of used cars was recorded this past month of March in Argentina, the Chamber of Automotive Commerce (CCA) reported.

One power plant starts operating in Argentina, foundations laid for another

Published: 04/02/2021 in MercoPress

For Barrios Arrechea the biggest challenge is to modernize Yacyertá's old turbines. The 21 MW thermoelectric power plant of Río Turbio Carboniferous Field Wednesday at 8 am began to generate electricity and deliver it to the National Interconnected System, it was announced.

US State Department critical of Argentina in annual report

Published: 04/01/2021 in MercoPress

The report was presented by Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the White House The US State Department was particularly critical of Argentina in its annual report on the state of human rights in the world in 2020 released Tuesday.

Argentina says Uruguay is authorised to dredge Montevideo port to 13 metres only

Published: 03/31/2021 in MercoPress

The difference of a metre between the amount authorised by Argentina and the amount that Uruguay plans to undertake is explained by a “confusion” In 2020, the Uruguayan government agreed on a framework agreement for the dredging and widening of the access channel to the port of Montevideo, which provoked criticism from neighbouring Argentina. Now the Argentine government has informed Uruguay that it has authorized the dredging of the access channel to the port of Montevideo to only 13 meters, and not 14, as announced by the current and previous Uruguayan governments.

Manhattan judge rules against Argentina over mishandling of INDEC data

Published: 03/30/2021 in MercoPress

Argentina acted in “bad faith,” Judge Peska ruled. <br />
US Federal Judge Loretta A. Preska of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Tuesday ruled against Argentina and in favour of the plaintiffs with regards to the South American country's handling of the official figures upon which profits were to be measured for the bondholders.

Lawmaker wants referendum on province of Mendoza's independence from Argentina

Published: 03/30/2021 in MercoPress

Ramón insisted “those who must decide whether Mendoza is Argentine or not, must be the people of Mendoza.” Deputy José Luis Ramón Tuesday announced he would submit a bill to Congress to hold a referendum in his native province of Mendoza so that its citizens can decide whether they want to remain a part of Argentina.

All but South African coronavirus strains circulating in Argentina's community

Published: 03/30/2021 in MercoPress

The 501Y.V1 (UK) variant is on its way to prevail over all the other versions of covid-19 in Argentina Argentina's Science Ministry Monday confirmed community circulation of the Manaus strain in the country had been established. The new variant is said to be more contagious and others also dare suggest it is even more lethal. Of the various Sars-CoV-2 strains known to science, only the South African one remains to be spotted in the country.

Civil servants to work from home to halt circulation of people as Covid-19 cases rise in Argentina

Published: 03/29/2021 in MercoPress

“The epidemiological situation is worrying,” said Vizzotti. Argentina's Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero and Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Sunday announced new measures in light of the increase in Covid-19 cases and fatalities as the Easter Week holidays loom over.

Astra-Zeneca vaccines arrive in Argentina

Published: 03/29/2021 in MercoPress

The shipment of 218,000 doses arrived at the Ezeiza international airport at 8 am . Over 200,000 doses of the University of Oxford /AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine arrived in Buenos Aires Sunday through the Covax mechanism, which is promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Vaccine Alliance Gavi.

Argentina's exports rise 9.1% year-on-year, but for smaller volumes

Published: 03/27/2021 in MercoPress

 Argentine export revenues grew but sales went down. All a matter of price. Argentina's National Institute for Statistics and Census (INDEC) Friday announced the country's exports increased 9.1% since March 2020, while imports went up 16.4% for the same period of time, for a combined foreign trade worth of US $ 8,488 million, 12.1% above last year's figures.

Presidents of Uruguay, Argentina clash during Mercosur online summit

Published: 03/27/2021 in MercoPress

 “We're nobody's burden,” Fernández told Lacalle during the 30th Anniversary Summiy Argentine President Alberto Fernández told his Uruguayan counterpart Luis Lacalle Pou his country did not want to be “a burden on anyone” when the latter called for signs of “flexibilization” on the part of Mercosur to allow member states to seek unilateral foreign trade agreements elsewhere without the bloc's approval.

Argentina halts all flights to/from Brazil, Chile and Mexico

Published: 03/26/2021 in MercoPress

Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero's decision aims at preventing or minimizing the effcts of a second coronavirus wave. Starting this coming Saturday, no passenger flights will be allowed into Argentina from covid-ridden Brazil, Chile and Mexico, in a move to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly the Amazon or P1 strain as well as the British variant which is also causing havoc in the country's health system.

Argentina quits anti-Maduro Lima Group

Published: 03/25/2021 in MercoPress

The government of Alberto Fernández believes sanctions against Maduro only make things worse for the people of Venezuela.(Pic AFP) The Argentine government of President Alberto Fernández Wednesday confirmed the country had decided to withdraw from the so-called Lima Group, a consortium formed with Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Guyana, and Saint Lucia. Barbados, the United States, Grenada, and Jamaica to isolate the Venezuelan administration headed by Nicolás Maduro.

China-backed railway projects gain momentum in Chile and Argentina

Published: 03/24/2021 in MercoPress

Presidents Sebastián Piñera and Alberto Fernández agreed in January to promote a Southern Trans-Andean Railway system. The government of Chile Tuesday unveiled 15 brand new railway units made in China, with which the South American country intends to revamp its train service both for passengers and cargo.

Good negotiations between Argentina, IMF – but “dialogue will continue”

Published: 03/24/2021 in MercoPress

While dialogue continues, actual help would not be available in time for May's maturities Argentina's Economy Minister Martín Guzmán and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, Tuesday met in Washington to discuss the renegotiation alternatives to the 2018 u$s 57 billion loans brokered by the administration of then-President Mauricio Macri.

Argentina buying LNG cargoes from BP, preparing for the coming winter

Published: 03/19/2021 in MercoPress

The tender, which was issued on 16 March, is the first of what are expected to be several tenders for LNG supply in the winter, when heating demand soars. Argentina's state-owned IEASA received offers from 14 companies to supply 24 LNG cargoes at an average price of US$ 6.50/mn Btu. All the offers are expected to be awarded for a total of US$ 330mn, according to the energy secretariat.

UK, Argentina and the Falklands signed an agreement for the second phase to identify soldiers fallen in 1982

Published: 03/18/2021 in MercoPress

ICRC President Peter Maurer, the UK and Argentine representatives in Geneva and Ambassadors Braithwaite and Villegas at today's ceremony. (ICRC) The governments of the United Kingdom, the Falkland Islands and Argentina agreed on Thursday to carry out a new stage of the Humanitarian Project Plan that began in 2017 and has allowed the identification of 115 Argentine soldiers fallen during the 1982 armed conflict. The agreement was signed at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, Switzerland and the Plan will be resumed in August, as confirmed by the British Embassy in Buenos Aires.

Argentina industrial output forecasted to increase 6% this year over 2020

Published: 03/16/2021 in MercoPress

“The change in industrial policy has allowed growth in production and employment at rates above the pre-pandemic period,” Kulfas told reporters Argentina's Ministry of Development and Production anticipated that the country's industrial output should grow more than 6% this year compared to 2020. Economist Matias Kulfas said he expected Argentina's economy as a whole to expand 5% to 6% during the year, based on preliminary data and depending on how the novel coronavirus and vaccination campaign evolves and its impact on growth.

A no deal of Argentina with IMF this year, not so bad after all according to Morgan Stanley

Published: 03/15/2021 in MercoPress

After Argentina defaulted on its sovereign debt for the ninth time, investors expects the government to make progress with IMF over a US$ 44 billion in debt International Investment Bank Morgan Stanley has shifted its long-held view on Argentina sovereign credit to “like,” as risks were flexed upside after a lot of bad news had been priced into bonds, including, increasingly, a delay to an IMF program and a further complication with the Club of Paris payment.

Argentina's President Alberto Fernández targeted in vehicle by protesters

Published: 03/13/2021 in BBC News - World

Protesters unhappy with government mining plans in the Patagonia region smash the vehicle's windows.

Argentina extends the sanitary emergency until 31 December

Published: 03/13/2021 in MercoPress

Vaccination centers in Buenos Aires City The Argentine government has extended until 31 December the current sanitary emergency first decreed on 12 March 2020, just days ahead of the social, preventive and mandatory distancing to contain the effects of the pandemic.

Argentina: Terrorized pregnant indigenous women hide in forest fearful of police raids that snatch their babies

Published: 03/12/2021 in MercoPress

Wichi women live in subhuman conditions in the Formosa tropical woods Some eighty pregnant women from the Argentine indigenous Wichi people in the northern province of Formosa, ruled by Kirchnerite governor, Gines Insfran, hide in the forest fearful of having their babies snatched or forcefully taken to provincial hospitals where they are submitted to cesarean surgery.

Argentina promises Bolivia's incorporation to Mercosur for the next bloc's summit

Published: 03/12/2021 in MercoPress

Bolivia's accession as a full member of Mercosur has been in process for ten years, but is stuck in the Brazilian Congress. Argentina pledged on Thursday to manage Bolivia's entry into Mercosur, after both countries relaunched their trade relationship during the official visit of the Argentine Foreign Minister, Felipe Solá, who sees the need to approve the full entry of the Andean country at the next Mercosur summit to be held on March 26.

World Bank approves US$ 420 million loan to Argentina for sanitation and housing

Published: 03/06/2021 in MercoPress

In the Buenos Aires suburbs, 3.7 million people do not have access to water mains and 6.8 million do not have sewers The World Bank Board of Directors approved a US$ 300 million loan to expand and improve water and sanitation services in Metropolitan Buenos Aires, particularly in the most vulnerable areas. An additional US$ 120 million will be available for the construction of social housing, benefiting nearly 10,000 inhabitants of Buenos Aires Province.

Bolsonaro confirms his trip to Argentina and supports negotiations with IMF

Published: 03/06/2021 in MercoPress

Last month Argentine ambassador in Brazil, Daniel Scioli anticipated that Bolsonaro was prepared to travel to Argentina to meet his peer Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro confirmed he will be traveling to Argentina on March 26th for the celebration of Mercosur's 30th anniversary, and also offered support for the president Alberto Fernandez administration negotiations with the IMF.

Argentina's banks face a tough year: bad loans, inflation and regulations

Published: 03/04/2021 in MercoPress

The central bank requires banks to pay minimum rates of 37% on retail deposits, while allowing them to charge just 24% on loans to small and midsize companies Rising inflation plus bad loans and government regulations anticipate a tough 2021 according to the CEO of Argentina's biggest private bank by market capitalization. “If inflation is high, there is a risk that bank results will fall to very low or negative levels in real terms,” Fabian Kon said in an interview in Buenos Aires.

Argentina and the IMF: Another Default in the Works?

Published: 03/04/2021 in MercoPress

President Alberto Fernandez and Economy Minister Martin Guzmán By Arturo Porzecanski (*) The following was published in the Americas Quarterly, a contribution from a leading emerging-market economist writes. The seeds for the latest chapter in Argentina’s long history of confrontations with the International Monetary Fund were planted about a year ago, on the eve of the global pandemic.

Argentina: Can one country's change of abortion law alter a continent?

Published: 03/03/2021 in BBC News - World

Pro-choice activists hope Argentina's legalisation of abortion will bring about change elsewhere.

Argentina again forced to ramp LNG imports , as domestic gas production falls

Published: 03/03/2021 in MercoPress

Argentina's 2020 output was the lowest since 2017, as production from its Vaca Muerta shale formation fell short of expectations Argentina forced to quickly ramp up LNG imports in the coming winter months to meet its heating season, as domestic gas production dwindles and Bolivian pipeline imports slow.

Fossils Of Dinosaurs That Lived 140 Million Years Ago Found In Argentina

Published: 03/02/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Scientists have unearthed in Argentina's Patagonian wilderness fossils of what may be the oldest-known member of the dinosaur group known as titanosaurs that includes the largest land animals in...

Argentina's health minister in quarantine

Published: 02/28/2021 in MercoPress

Vizzotti, a week on the job, replaced former minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia who resigned following reports that VIPs in Argentina had jumped the line to receive vaccination shots early Argentina’s health minister Carla Vizzotti said on Friday she had tested positive for COVID-19 and would quarantine for several days. Vizzotti, a week on the job, replaced former minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia who resigned following reports that VIPs in Argentina had jumped the line to receive vaccination shots early.

Thousands in Argentina express indignation at the VIP vaccination scandal

Published: 02/28/2021 in MercoPress

Stuffed black death bags were hanged from the grid surrounding Government House (Pic TELAM) Thousands took to the streets in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires and other main cities on Saturday to protest against the government of Alberto Fernandez following the VIP vaccination scandal, which meant a privileged few, mainly politicians, families, and cronies, were able to skip queues and receive the Covid 19 jabs.

IMF admits discussions with Argentina continue but no meeting planned for May

Published: 02/26/2021 in MercoPress

Gerry Rice, who earlier this month said the IMF would “do our utmost” to meet a timetable for May, stopped referring to May as a target for striking a deal. IMF has no date yet set for its next visit to Argentina to discuss replacement to a failed 2018 program, a spokesman for the Fund advanced on Thursday. The parties could next meet in Washington soon, as Argentine Economy Minister Martin Guzman will visit the U.S. capital next month, according to Buenos Aires sources.

Argentina receives 904,000 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine

Published: 02/26/2021 in MercoPress

“Everyone is going to get their vaccine and Argentina will be able to move forward,” the country's Foreign Minister Felipe Sola tweeted alongside a picture of the plane unloading. Argentina has received 904,000 doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine in its first delivery from the Chinese drugmaker, the government said on Thursday, which should help the country accelerate its inoculation program.

Argentina: the icon of Kirchners' business friends sentenced to 12 years in jail for money laundering

Published: 02/25/2021 in MercoPress

Lazaro Baez, was granted almost a billion US dollar in public works contracts during a decade Argentine justice despite its disrepute has inflicted a mighty blow to the dominant force of the country's political system since 2003, the Nestor and Cristina Kirchner couple, currently headed by the widow Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Optimistic forecast in coming months for Argentina's economic activity

Published: 02/25/2021 in MercoPress

Economy activity was up 0.9% in December versus November, the INDEC statistics agency said, the eighth consecutive period of month-on-month growth Argentina’s economic activity was down 10% during 2020 after falling 2.2% in December versus a year earlier, but better than the average fall analysts forecasted and that the initial government projections.

Argentina's Antarctica Day celebrates 117 years of Orcadas Station, formally Omond House met station

Published: 02/23/2021 in MercoPress

The Orcadas Station on Laurie Island, South Orkney Islands, came under Argentine control on 22 February 1904 Argentina on 22 February celebrates Antarctica Day, which commemorates the inauguration of the Meteorology and Magnetic Observatory on Laurie Island, South Orkney Islands, in 1904, which would later become Orcadas Station, a historic milestone which marked the beginning of Argentina's uninterrupted presence in Antarctica.

Argentina publishes the VIP list, who received preferential Covid 19 vaccine treatment

Published: 02/23/2021 in MercoPress

The list includes a number of prominent figures such as former President Eduardo Duhalde, his wife, Hilda Gonzalez, children and private secretary The Argentine government has published a list of 70 influential figures, mostly politicians and close friends and family members, who have received preferential vaccine Covid 19 treatment, at the Posadas Hospital in Buenos Aires.

Argentina authorizes emergency use of Sinopharm's vaccine; one million doses expected

Published: 02/22/2021 in MercoPress

The office of president Fernandez said that 1 million doses of the Chinese vaccine, which requires two doses per person, were expected to arrive in the next few days. ANMAT, Argentina’s drug regulator has authorized the emergency use of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine ahead of an expected delivery of 1 million doses of the Chinese-made jab.

Bondholders criticize Argentina erratic economic policies, subordinated to politics

Published: 02/18/2021 in MercoPress

The Exchange bondholder group claimed it was concerned talks with the IMF over a new deal were being “subordinated to politics.” Creditors have criticized the current Argentine government of the country for what it describes as "erratic" economic policies claiming they are impeding growth and weighing on bond prices five months after the government restructured some US$ 65 billion in foreign bonds.

Fearful of inflation Argentina claims consumer corporations are holding back production volumes

Published: 02/18/2021 in MercoPress

Argentina's production ministry in a statement alleged that the firms and others had been “holding back production volumes” With inflation far from target and increasing consumer prices, Argentina is investigating firms including Danone, Procter & Gamble, Fargo, miller Cańuelas, abattoir Paledini and Unilever, along with food producers like Bunge, accusing them of deliberately holding back production.

Bitcoin consumes 'more electricity than Argentina'

Published: 02/10/2021 in BBC News - World

The rising value of Bitcoin leads to ever-higher energy consumption, researchers say.

Covid: Argentina imposes new tax on wealthiest

Published: 01/29/2021 in BBC News - World

A one-off tax on Argentina's richest people will pay for medical supplies and help for businesses.

6.8 Earthquake Strikes San Juan In Argentina: Report

Published: 01/18/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck San Juan Province, Argentina, late on Monday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said.

Argentina Approves AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid Vaccine

Published: 12/30/2020 in NDTV News - World-news

Argentina has followed Britain to become only the second country to authorize the coronavirus vaccine developed by drug firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University, the government said on Wednesday.

Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope's native Argentina

Published: 12/30/2020 in World - CBSNews.com

Argentina is the largest Latin American country to legalize abortion and the vote was being closely watched.

Argentina abortion: Activists celebrate Senate vote

Published: 12/30/2020 in BBC News - World

Crowds from both sides gathered in Buenos Aires to hear the results of the vote.

Argentina Passes Landmark Bill Legalizing Abortion

Published: 12/30/2020 in NDTV News - World-news

Argentina Wednesday became one of only a handful of South American nations to legalize abortion, after hours of debate in the Senate.

Argentina abortion: Senate to vote on legalisation

Published: 12/29/2020 in BBC News - World

The law, if passed, would allow abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy in the highly Catholic nation.

Diego Maradona: Autopsy reveals no drink or illegal drugs at time of Argentina legend's death

Published: 12/23/2020 in BBC News - World

Diego Maradona's autopsy reveals that the Argentina legend had no signs of alcohol or narcotics consumption at the time of his death.

Argentina blackout: Buenos Aires hit by huge power cut

Published: 12/22/2020 in BBC News - World

Much of the Argentine capital is left without electricity after fire breaks out near a substation.

Stargazers watch the total eclipse in Argentina's Neuquen province

Published: 12/14/2020 in BBC News - World

Tourists and scientists gathered at an observation site in Argentina to witness the total eclipse.

Argentina abortion legalisation bill passes key vote

Published: 12/11/2020 in BBC News - World

Parliament's lower house voted to legalise abortion but the bill must pass the Senate to become law.

Argentina looks for economic recovery via new ‘millionaire’s tax’

Published: 12/10/2020 in Latin America Reports

Argentina’s Senate approved a new wealth tax recently that could help bolster country’s economic relief efforts as it tries to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. According to the new tax, those with more than $2.4 million (over 200 million Argentine pesos) will be paying taxes between 2 to 5.25 percent of their fortune. With some 12,000 Argentineans who belong to that wealth bracket, the government said it expects to raise around $3.7 billion. Those funds will then be used, in part, to give stimulus boosts to small businesses and to help low-income Argentineans get through this health and economic crisis. […]

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Covid: Argentina passes tax on wealthy to pay for virus measures

Published: 12/05/2020 in BBC News - World

Dubbed the "millionaire's tax", the one-off levy will fund relief measures and health supplies.

Pablo Matera stripped of Argentina captaincy for 'discriminatory and xenophobic' posts

Published: 12/01/2020 in BBC News - World

Pablo Matera is stripped of the Argentina captaincy and suspended along with two team-mates for "discriminatory and xenophobic" comments in historical social media posts.