Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo launched today a new and improved passport and said that the Government plans to send a request to countries that restrict Argentine travellers' entry with visas, in order for said restrictions to be lifted.
WikiLeaks will have to stop publishing secret cables and devote itself to fund-raising if it is unable to end a financial "blockade" by US firms such as Visa and MasterCard by the end of the year, founder Julian Assange said.
European Union governments would be able to suspend passport-free travel in parts of Europe for as long as two years under regulations proposed to address concerns over large-scale immigration.
Sources in the US Consulate in Buenos Aires said they are not taking any interviews for visa applications as requested by the US Department of State, but expressed optimism that the problem, which is global, will be solved soon.
Washington imposed tighter security screening for travelers from countries, including the United Kingdom and many other European nations, whose citizens do not need a visa to get into the United States.
The United States has imposed visa restrictions on current and former Venezuelan officials involved in alleged human rights abuses and on people believed responsible for public corruption, provoking a furious reaction from President Nicolás Maduro.
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been refused a visa to visit New Zealand as part of a series of motivational speeches for the second time, the country's government said.