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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...

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...

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....

2008-08-05 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...

2008-07-09 00:00:22

By Jack Chang INES INDART, Argentina - For more than a century, the farmers who work the vast plains of central Argentina have prided themselves on growing enough food to feed much of the rest of the world. Argentine beef, wheat and other crops made this 40 million- person country a legendary agricultural powerhouse, and the last five years have been no exception. With world grain and other commodity prices soaring to record highs, farmers have raked in record profits. That export...

2006-03-24 19:55:20

By Louise Egan BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - President Nestor Kirchner urged Argentina's courts on Friday to overturn pardons granted to hundreds of military officers charged with torture and murder during the country's "Dirty War." In a day of tearful vigils and protests to remember the horrors of the 1976 military coup exactly 30 years ago, Kirchner made his plea in a speech at a military college near Buenos Aires. The presidential pardons by former President Carlos Menem...

2005-10-24 00:42:27

By Kevin Gray BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Argentine President Nestor Kirchner strengthened his support in Congress during legislative elections on Sunday, while his wife scored a resounding victory in an important Senate race. Cristina Kirchner defeated her opponent by some 25 points, exit polls showed, helping to expand the left-of-center president's political base in the country's largest province, Buenos Aires. "These people supported a model for the country that is...

2005-07-08 21:03:34

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Former Argentine Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo, widely blamed for the country's 2001 economic crisis, will return to Argentina from the United States to run for Congress in October, his spokesman announced on Friday. Cavallo, 59, has decided to end his self-exile to campaign for a seat as deputy in the lower house of Congress in Buenos Aires. "Cavallo formally registered so he is now a candidate," the economist's spokesman told Reuters. Local media...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'