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Grain markets face turmoil as Argentine strike looms

BUENOS AIRES, June 14 (UPI) -- International markets for corn, soybean and other grains face turmoil as Argentine farmers announced they'll go ahead with port stoppages starting Saturday.

China import deal boosts Argentina's genetically modified crops

BUENOS AIRES, June 11 (UPI) -- Argentina is celebrating an agricultural success in China that is seen likely to blunt advocacy groups' frequent campaigns against genetically modified food crops.

Argentina, Brazil head for showdown over rail seizure

BUENOS AIRES, June 6 (UPI) -- Argentina triggered a new political confrontation with neighbor Brazil as it appropriated two railway concessions from Brazilian freight company America Latina Logistica S.A.

Petrobras mulls reducing energy role in Argentina

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 31 (UPI) -- Petrobras says it will continue to operate in Argentina but may sell some of its assets.

Argentine grain exports hit by port workers' strike

BUENOS AIRES, May 24 (UPI) -- Argentine exports suffered another blow as dock workers continued their go-slow and strikes in ports.

Argentine beef trade decimated by policy shifts

BUENOS AIRES, May 21 (UPI) -- To the joy of neighboring rivals, Argentina's beef exports are dwindling and traders blame government policies.

Chevron to the rescue of YPF's shale project

BUENOS AIRES, May 17 (UPI) -- Chevron will invest $1.5 billion in Argentina's ambitious shale development despite skepticism over Argentine President Cristina Fernandez keeping promises.

Argentina offers tax amnesty to head off devaluation

BUENOS AIRES, May 8 (UPI) -- Argentina's latest effort to tease out billions of U.S. dollars said to be held by citizens through sweeping tax breaks and interest earnings received lukewarm response, though this may change.

Mercosur seeks more Pacific partners for commodities, goods

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 30 (UPI) -- As Europe struggles with multiple eurozone crises and economic downturn, emergent Latin America is tilting toward the Pacific region as a potential major partner for its diverse inventory of commodities, processed goods, minerals and other raw materials.

Argentinians protest proposed judiciary changes

BUENOS AIRES, April 19 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands Argentinians gathered in Buenos Aires to protest a government proposal to reform the judiciary, inflation and crime.

Argentina importing fuel to meet shortages

BUENOS AIRES, April 16 (UPI) -- Argentina is having to import fuel to cope with shortages after fire damage to a state-run refinery in La Plata, 35 miles southeast of Buenos Aires, officials said.
Thatcher funeral to be heavily guarded

Thatcher funeral to be heavily guarded

LONDON, April 11 (UPI) -- Security will be tight for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral, London's Metropolitan Police have announced.

Uruguay president's remark about President Fernandez angers Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, April 5 (UPI) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica was caught unawares by an open microphone referring to his Argentine counterpart as "the old lady."
Argentine growers face crippling tax hikes

Argentine growers face crippling tax hikes

BUENOS AIRES, March 29 (UPI) -- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is headed for another confrontation with farmers after the government announced hefty increases in tax on grain exporters.

Pope may be dragged into Falklands dispute

BUENOS AIRES, March 14 (UPI) -- Pope Francis, acclaimed worldwide as a powerful new champion for the world's poor, risks becoming embroiled in Agentina's increasingly strident rhetoric of a sovereignty claim on British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands.
Britain: Respect Falklanders' wishes

Britain: Respect Falklanders' wishes

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- The international community is called on to recognize the wishes of Falkland Islanders, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.

Argentina's potash dream at risk from Vale

BUENOS AIRES, March 12 (UPI) -- Argentina's hopes of becoming a major potash producer and exporter are at risk of a setback after Brazilian mining major Vale announced it is abandoning a $6 billion Rio Colorado project in the country's north.

Only 3 no votes in Falklands referendum

PORT STANLEY, Falkland Islands, March 12 (UPI) -- More than 90 percent of Falkland islanders eligible to vote in a referendum have decided to remain British, officials said Monday.

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Falkland islanders prepare for referendum

STANLEY, Falkland Islands, March 9 (UPI) -- The coming referendum in the Falkland Islands has lured the international news media and official election observers to the remote British overseas territory.

Venezuelans wait for hours to view Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 8 (UPI) -- Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's interim president Friday in Caracas, three days after his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, died of cancer.
South American leaders support Maduro

South American leaders support Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 7 (UPI) -- South American leaders closed ranks around Venezuelan acting President Nicolas Maduro, the late Hugo Chavez's chosen successor, as Chavez lay in state Thursday.

Argentine soybean yield goes below budget

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Argentina's soybean yield will be much lower than expected, affecting national income projections based on exports in the coming months.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
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