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2010-10-27 13:22:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC mourns the passing of Nestor Kirchner, who served as president of Argentina from 2001-2007. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Together with the people of Argentina, we are profoundly saddened by the tragic loss of President Kirchner," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "We extend our deepest condolences to his widow, President Cristina Fernandez...

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2009-07-21 19:05:00

Argentina may be slipping into a deep and prolonged recession, despite government efforts suggesting slow growth, a private-sector analysis finds. The large South American country, which usually has Latin America's second-highest human development index and gross domestic product, will contract into 2 percent to 3 percent negative economic growth this year, the analysis for the Financial Times found. The negative-growth forecast contrasts sharply with official figures, which predicted 1.88...

2009-03-23 17:45:22

Farmers across Argentina are staging a seven-day strike, blocking some roads to prevent the transport of grains, oil seeds and cattle, official say. The strike, which started Saturday, resumes a dispute that erupted last year between farmers and the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner over an increase in export taxes on grains and oilseeds, in part to generate money for provincial and municipal governments. The farmers are allowing perishables such as milk, fruit,...

2008-11-21 12:39:46

Argentina's Senate approved a measure nationalizing private pension funds to protect about $25 billion from the global financial crisis, a lawmaker said. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner proposed nationalizing the private pension system in October, The Washington Post reported Friday. Critics said the Argentine government was trying to seize control of the funds to prop up its own finances, the Post reported. Senators approved the measure on a 46 to 18 vote after 12 hours of debate....

2008-09-16 03:00:20

By Thornton, Christy AS I PREPARED FOR A RECENT TRIP TO ARGENTINA, friends and colleagues regaled me with tales of the best beef I would ever eat, and shook their heads with pity when I responded that, as a vegetarian, the only steaks I'd be eating would be made of tofu. But as I set out to find Buenos Aires's vegetarian underbelly, Argentina was coming to a near standstill in a confrontation that centered on the soybean. For months, Argentina's central government and agricultural sector...

2008-08-29 09:00:46

By Andrew Downie Luciano Alves planted beans, corn and grain on about 3,000 hectares of his farm in southern Brazil last year. This year, he is planting 3,500 hectares. And he credits Brazil's president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, with the increase. "The government is helping us finance the purchase of new machinery," said Alves. "They reduced the interest rates we pay and have given us more time to pay off the loans. It's vital." Rising food prices mean many farmers around the world are...

2008-08-28 06:00:52

By Andrew Downie Luciano Alves planted beans, corn and grain on about 3,000 hectares of his farm in southern Brazil last year. This year, he is planting 3,500 hectares. And he credits President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with the increase. "The government is helping us finance the purchase of new machinery," Alves said. "They reduced the interest rates we pay and have given us more time to pay off the loans. It's vital." Rising food prices mean that many farmers around the world are...

2008-08-05 06:00:41

Text of report by government-owned Argentine news agency Telam ["Chavez: 'It Is Time To Resume Gas Pipeline of South Issue'" - Telam Headline] Buenos Aires, 4 Aug (Telam) -Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stated this afternoon that "it is time to restart the issue of the Gas Pipeline of the South, which would link Caracas with Buenos Aires" and he called to give "content, with tangible projects" to the integration between his country, Brazil, and Argentina. Chavez told Telam that the...

2008-07-17 12:00:26

Text of report by government-owned Argentine news agency Telam [Report "Argentine Senate Rejects Export-tariff Bill" - Telam Headline] Buenos Aires, 17 July: Argentina's Senate voted against a government-backed grain-export tax package early Thursday by the narrowest of margins, dealing a harsh blow to President Cristina Fernandez. The vote was deadlocked at 36 apiece after 17 hours of debate, but Vice President Julio Cobos - in his capacity as president of the upper house -cast the...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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