The leaders of the Socialist bloc and the Radical Party, Hermes Binner and Ricardo Alfonsín, met at an international summit and renewed the claims for the Malvinas Islands sovereignty.
Three people were killed and at least six of them were seriously injured after more than a dozen vehicles crashed on route 9, closed to the city of Campana, in the Buenos Aires province, firemen sources said.
Buenos Aires stocks moved up with the Merval benchmark stock index gaining 0.6 percent, to 2,885.62 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk fell by 6.3 points to 769 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
Acting President Amado Boudou, assured today that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is “stronger than ever” and will resume her activities on Wednesday after her medical leave absence due to a false positive thyroid cancer surgery the Head of State underwent on Jan 4.
After spending three days with her children at the official residence in Chapadmalal, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returned to Buenos Aires to get ready to resume her activities after a medical leave of absence.
The US dollar stood at AR$4.30/AR$4.34, remaining unchanged from the previous price at the close business yesterday at Buenos Aires exchange houses.
Storms were forecast for today across the country after patchy weekend rains failed to revive corn and soy fields baked by a drought that has raised concern about world food supplies.
A maintenance man was killed and another had to be hospitalized after a fire broke out in the Santa Lucía hospital, the director of the institution said.
The trade surplus in 2011 gained 10.347 billion dollars, and showed a 11 percent decrease compared to the volume registered in the same period last year, the Indec national statistics bureau.
After ratifying that the Government would not postpone the new legislation on imports as local business leaders had requested, Vice-President Amado Boudou minimized the current conflict with Brazilian industrialists, who also complain about the new restrictions.