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Argentine inflation up, presaging hardship

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Argentina's inflationary spiral got worse in January, with independent analysts estimating the monthly rate rise may be the highest in 22 months.

Argentina ups stakes in Falklands claim

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman raised the stakes in the diplomatic debate on his country's claim on Falkland Islands during a London visit marked by outlandish statements, open rows with Britain and rhetorical own-goals.

Argentina pushes Falklands claim in EU

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Argentina is pushing its claim on British-ruled Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic in a diplomatic campaign launched this week in, of all places, London.

Israel to reprimand Argentina in bombing

JERUSALEM, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Israel will summon Argentina's ambassador to issue an official reprimand over a decision to establish a "truth commission" with Iran over a 1994 bombing.

Argentina mulls 'shame' of naval decay

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Argentina is weighing options after a prized old warship sank in port, apparently due to poor upkeep of the vessel.

Slow progress in Latam, EU trade talks

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Argentine protectionist tendencies and Brazil's economic downturn seem set to determine the direction of a much delayed trade deal between South America's Mercosur trade bloc and the European Union.

Argentina aims to revive nuclear exports

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Argentina has resumed a global marketing campaign to boost exports of its nuclear industry, which lay dormant since the 1980s military dictatorship and subsequent economic meltdown and sovereign default.

Argentina: Hedge funds to blame for woes

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says economic predators and hedge funds are to blame for the country's financial troubles.

Nationalized YPF draws more investors

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Argentina has drawn more investors to YPF, the majority owned subsidiary of Spanish oil major Repsol it nationalized last year.

Cameron rejects demand for Falklands

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A spokesman said the British prime minister will "do everything" to protect the Falkand Islands after receiving a stinging letter from Argentina's president.

Fernandez: Britain seized Falklands

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Britain "forcibly stripped" Argentina of the Falkland Islands, expelling the inhabitants, 180 years ago, Argentina's president said Wednesday.

YPF seeks $37B cash for shale development

BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Argentina' oil and gas corporation YPF is seeking new investors in Europe and Asia as part of its plan to raise about $37 billion to develop energy reserves.

Argentine corn exports blocked by China

BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Argentina and China are in talks to resolve differences over Argentine corn exports said to contain genetically modified strains of the grain.

YPF pushes expansion despite litigation

BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Argentina's YPF energy company, nationalized earlier this year, is on an expansion drive despite an impending new compensation battle with former majority owner Repsol.

Protest strikes disrupt Argentine cities

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Argentine cities faced disruptions as the second mass protest in a month challenged President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's government.

Repsol will drag Argentina through courts

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Spanish energy major Repsol warned Argentina it will drag its government through international courts to secure fair compensation for the loss of YPF.

S. America weather upsets soy crop yields

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Weather is upsetting expectations of crop yields in Argentina, Brazil and neighboring, all of whom depend on commodity exports for significant parts of their export earnings.

Argentina hit by anti-Fernandez protests

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Buenos Aires in one of Argentina's largest anti-government marches of Cristina Fernandez's five-year presidency.

Argentine protesters take on government

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Argentine protesters took to the streets of Buenos Aires to air their anger and frustration with President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who is accused of failing on promises made before her re-election last year.

Voting age lowered to 16 in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The voting age in Argentina has been lowered to 16, allowing 1.5 million more teenagers in the country to, like, vote and stuff.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
By United Press International

Argentine curbs hit Chilean methanol plant

PUNTA ARENAS, Chile, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Further reductions in Argentine natural gas supplies to a southern Chilean methanol plant have forced the Canadian company to lay off 48 workers and move some of the operations to the United States.

Argentina looks to soybean windfall

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Argentine expectations of windfall profits from recent hikes in soybean prices are complicating the government's fraught relationship with farmers.

Blame traded over Falkland Islands

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The British government said there won't be any negotiations over the Falkland Islands' sovereignty until Falklands citizens there expressed that desire.

Argentine import tariffs hitting exports

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Argentina's increasingly tougher import tariff regime is beginning to hit the country's export potential.
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