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Argentina, Paraguay Smugglers Use Drug Routes for Contraband Soybeans

Argentina, Paraguay Smugglers Use Drug Routes for Contraband Soybeans

Q24N NEWS (Insightcrime.org) Paraguay is exporting more soybeans than it produces in a tell-tale sign of a booming contraband smuggling trade that utilizes the same cross-border blindspots as drug trafficking in the region. An investigation by Argentine television news show Periodismo Para Todos (PPT) has revealed how smugglers are moving soya from Argentina into Paraguay […]

Argentina’s Foreign Ministry Deplores Military Exercises in Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Argentina’s Foreign Ministry Deplores Military Exercises in Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

(Q24N) Argentina’s Foreign Ministry deplored the military exercises announced by the British Government in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas in Argentina) from October 19th to 28th, including missile launches. In a press release, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship said that Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori addressed a statement to the British ambassador here expressing […]

Human Trafficking of Chinese Citizens Is Big Business in Argentina

(Q24N) A new report sheds light on the phenomenon of human trafficking involving Chinese citizens in Argentina, highlighting some of the factors underlying this illicit business. An investigation broadcast on September 18 by the television news program Periodismo Para Todos delved into the issue of Chinese victims of human trafficking in Argentina. According to the […]

In Argentina, UBER Drivers Could Face 10 Days in Jail

In Argentina, UBER Drivers Could Face 10 Days in Jail

(Q24N) The Buenos Aires Public Ministry conducted 13 raids Thursday in the offices and homes of Uber managers and drivers. The city prosecutor accused them of violating an order to close down operations in April. Buenos Aires public prosecutors is expected to request that the eight involved receive 10 days in prison, according to La Nación. The charges are […]

Unemployment Hits Over One Million Argentines

Unemployment Hits Over One Million Argentines

(Prensa Latina) In tone with the recession affecting today the Argentinean economy, unemployment rose to 9.3 percent in the second quarter of 2016, meaning that one million 165 thousand citizens are jobless at the end of June. The amounts were reported by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec), which admitted the manufacturing sector […]

Argentina President Linked to More Companies in Panama

Argentina President Linked to More Companies in Panama

Q24N (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Mauricio Macri, his father, Franco, and other relatives are not only directors of a dozen ghost companies, but they are also linked to at least eight corporations, according to new revelations. The connection includes friends, right-hand men and employees, and the last firm was founded last year, while most companies […]

Argentinians Pay Twice the Price of Transport Services

Argentinians Pay Twice the Price of Transport Services

Q24N (Prensa Latina) Argentinian citizens are now expressing their disagreement with the decision of raising the transport taxes even up to 100 percent in the services in trains and buses, with their tweets on Twitter and their notes in Facebook, with ingenious images. The increase of 100 percent and of 70 percent in the trains […]

Argentina, the United States’ New South American Ally

Argentina, the United States’ New South American Ally

(IPS) After a decade of bilateral tension, the presidents of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, and the United States, Barack Obama, resumed the friendship between the two countries, which could lead to a free trade treaty and a “universal” alliance. “The United States stands ready to work with Argentina through this historic transition in any way that […]

Water, Gas and Transport Prices Increase in Argentina

Water, Gas and Transport Prices Increase in Argentina

Q24N (Prensa Latina) Argentine Minister of Production Francisco Cabrera confirmed today the increase up to 500% of water supply, up to 300% of gas and from 70% to 150% in transportation. According to the newspaper Pagina 12, Cabrera used the euphemism of “normalization of the economy” to confirm the readjustment of prices in the first […]

Drug Trafficking Aircraft Thieves Face Little Action from Argentina

Drug Trafficking Aircraft Thieves Face Little Action from Argentina

LATIN AMERICA NEWS – A new investigation has highlighted the growing theft of private airplanes by drug traffickers in Argentina, with authorities in the country apparently showing little signs of attempting to address the problem. Within the last 18 months, the Argentine Federation of Air Clubs (FADA) said groups linked to drug and contraband trafficking […]

Argentina Struggles To Absord Tampon Demand

Argentina Struggles To Absord Tampon Demand

LATIN AMERICA NEWS – (Reuters) – Argentines have been complaining for a while now about the country’s product shortages. And, until recently, the government has managed to brush aside such protests, which have centered around Argentina’s import restrictions. Well until, that is, the country’s 20.6 million women couldn’t find their favorite tampons earlier this month […]

Argentina Free of Trans Fats

Argentina Free of Trans Fats

LATIN AMERICA (IPS) Buenos Aires, Argentina – After adopting a new law banning trans fats in industrially processed foods, Argentina is starting out the new year with an improved public health outlook. The challenge now is for the food industry to incorporate the new rules, in an adaptation process that started four years ago. “This […]

Argentinian Economy Minister Defends Stance on Vulture Funds

Argentinian Economy Minister Defends Stance on Vulture Funds

QCOSTARICA (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister Axel Kicillof defended Argentina’s firm position against the pressures and maneuvers of the vulture funds, explaining that if the country had given up, today it would be too costly for the nation. Kicillof stated in his Twitter account that if Argentina had agreed to pay $1.6 billion USD claimed by […]

More Women Managers in Argentina, But They’re Still Doing the Chores

More Women Managers in Argentina, But They’re Still Doing the Chores

LATIN AMERICA NEWS (IPS) — BUENOS AIRES – In Argentina there are more and more women in management-level positions in the public and private sectors, although they still have to forge their way amidst gender stereotypes, while shouldering the double burden of home and work responsibilities. After earning a university degree, ML started her career […]

Argentina Suspends P&G On Tax Fraud

Argentina Suspends P&G On Tax Fraud

SOUTH AMERICA NEWS – –  The US multinational company Procter & Gamble (P&G) was suspended in Argentina for tax evasion, related to import operations from Brazil that were invoiced through an affiliate company in Switzerland for US$138 million dollars. The decision, announced today by the national media, was adopted last night by the Federal Public […]

‘Italian Mafia Leader’ Nabbed in Argentina

‘Italian Mafia Leader’ Nabbed in Argentina

LATIN AMERICA NEWS – Authorities in Argentina have confirmed the recent arrest of an alleged high-level member of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia wanted in Italy for attempted murder, but it is unclear whether he was there for business or was just hiding out. On September 11, the Argentine Gendarmerie announced they had arrested Pantaleone Mancuso in […]

Argentina Prepares Launch Arsat-I from French Guyana

Argentina Prepares Launch Arsat-I from French Guyana

TODAY ARGENTINA (Prensa Latina)The Argentinian state firm Invap is responsible for the construction and preparation of the Argentine satellite that is on route to the space base in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be released in October. Once in operation it will provide telephony, data communication, internet and television. Also in that same estate […]

Argentina Steps Towards Decriminalizing Drug Use

Argentina Steps Towards Decriminalizing Drug Use

LATIN AMERICA NEWS – Argentina’s president has endorsed the idea of developing more lenient drug legislation, marking the country’s first step towards joining a regional push for alternative solutions to the illegal drug problem and raising the question of whether it could follow a similar path as Uruguay. Following President Cristina Kirchner’s approval, government officials […]

Small Argentine Town Becoming Waste Dumping Ground

Small Argentine Town Becoming Waste Dumping Ground

BOUWER, Argentina, Mar 14 2014 (IPS) – While the magnificent samba schools of Brazil were getting ready for the grand carnival in Rio de Janeiro, a modest carnival troupe toured a small Argentine town to draw attention to an urban problem that has brought the central province of Córdoba to the brink of environmental disaster: […]

Rising Prices Threaten to Increase Inequality in Argentina

Rising Prices Threaten to Increase Inequality in Argentina

(IPS) – Argentine consumers have responded to calls on social networks to mobilize against price hikes that threaten the country’s major advances towards poverty reduction and greater social equality. A consumer boycott has had encouraging results, according to some consumer associations and government spokespersons. The results were not quantifiable, but the campaign not to make […]