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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.