Argentine imports have increased despite restrictions and controls

Reports have shown that despite tight controls and restrictions, Argentine import industry has risen sharply over the last decade, but exports have also risen. A lack of access to international financing since the late 2001 massive debt default and the loss of monetary reserves, led Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government to adopt measures designed to…

Puerto Iguazu airport could lose 4-8 daily flights in LAN dispute

Latin America’s biggest airline, LAN, has said that Argentine authorities have evicted it from its hangar in Buenos Aires’ main domestic airport, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery. Latam Airlines says that its LAN Argentine operation will be unable to continue if the eviction notice is acted upon. The Chilean-Brazilian owned carrier is the main competitor to Argentina’s…

Argentine polo legend Mariano Aguerre back in saddle after knee injury

This week sees a second return to the polo pitch after injury for another Argentine polo legend, Mariano Aguerre. The former 10-goaler suffered a knee injury after a fall in practice earlier in the year, which sidelined him for several weeks. 9-goaler Mariano, will get back in the saddle and play on Saturday for White…

Argentina sees a fall in tourists with international visitors down by 13.5%

According to INDEC, the number of tourists arriving in Argentina plunged 13.5% in the first six months of the year, compared with the same period last year, which the number of Argentines who travelled abroad increased by 4%. A total of 1,152,170 foreign visitors arrived in Argentina so far this year, while 1,362,553 Argentines travelled…

Controversial Argentine artist Leon Ferrari dies at 92

Argentine artist Leon Ferrari has died at the age of 92, news agency Telam has reported. Ferrari was born in Buenos Aires in 1920 and was known internationally for his provocative work which dealt with controversial issues such as war, religion, power and sex. He began his creative work in 1946 and in 1976 was…

Cold weather snap hits Argentina and leaves six people dead

Argentina has suffered arctic temperatures over the last five days and has left at least six people dead as a consequence of cold conditions in various parts of the country. In Catamarca province, a 51-year man died of a heart attack caused by hypothermia. Also in the early hours of Monday morning, Jose Romera, a…

Argentina remains world leader in demand for its polo equipment

Buying a pair of handcrafted Fagliano polo boots, made by Argentina’s most prestigious family-owned atelier, is a great way to add style to your sporting kit but is also a great investment. The Fagliano family, who have been bookmakers to players, patrons and princes around the world for 121 years, believe in keeping their prices…