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…

Flights to Ezeiza had 8.9% less passengers in July than last year

Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 has reported that flights to Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires carried 8.9% less passengers in July than in the same month last year. The report follows the recent announcement by the INDEC statistics bureau of a 13.5% drop in foreign tourism to Argentina in the first semester of the year compared…

Del Potro eliminated in Montreal Masters to local favourite Milos Raonic

Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentine tennis No.1, has been eliminated in the last-16 stage of the Montreal Masters 1000 competition, losing out in straight sets to local favourite Milos Raonic. Del Potro who is seeded sixth in Canada showed disappointing form throughout the match and was defeated 7-5, 6-4 by Raonic who used his aggressive…

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…

Del Potro wins 15th title in Washington

Argentine tennis No.1 Juan Martin del Potro celebrated his second title of 2013 and 15th of his career overall by winning the Washington Open championship. Del Potro come from behind to defeat John Isner, the local favourite to go on and win. The Tandil-born star lost the first set, but battled back into contention for…

Aerolineas Argentinas is to resume its direct flights to New York

The state-run Argentine airline, Aerolineas Argentinas, has announced that it will resume its direct flights from Buenos Aires to New York that were terminated five years ago. From 15th December 2013, the company will be offering a daily flight from Ezezia International Airport in Buenos Aires to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. “The flights…

Spanish dubbing becomes mandatory for foreign films and TV series in Argentina

The Argentine government has put into practice the ‘Dubbing Law’, which established an obligation to dub films, foreign television series, advertisements  and programme announcements into neutral Spanish. The dubbing “must be carried out in neutral Spanish, respecting the current use of said language in Argentina, but also making sure all of Spanish-speaking America will be…

Argentina celebrates the 197th anniversary of its declaration of independence

Today on the 9th July 2013, Argentina celebrates the 197th anniversary of its declaration of independence from the United Provinces of South America. What today is commonly referred to as the Independence of Argentina was declared on 9th July 1816 by the Congress of Tucuman. On that day independence was declared of the United Provinces…

Yerba Mate is voted by law the “national infusion” of Argentina

Buenos Aires – The Argentine Senate has passed and signed into law two projects that have declared Argentine wine the “national drink” and Yerba Mate the “national infusion” of Argentina. This will result in boosting their promotion on a worldwide level. In the case of the wine, which had been previously declared by decree the…

Why is the oldest team sport in the world missing from the Olympics?

Polo is one of the world’s oldest team sports, but has been missing from inclusion in the Olympics since the games resumed after the second world war in London in 1948. The first modern Olympic equestrian medals were not awarded to dressage riders, eveners or even showjumpers. They were presented to polo players, on June…

EXCLUSIVE! Yerba Mate tours from £550 or US$862

Tour Activities: This tour will enable you to visit two regions of Northern Argentina – Corrientes and Misiones and discover their most famous sights and attractions and discover about these regions biggest export and industry – Yerba Mate. This tour package price will include 2-night’s accommodation. You will visit two of the most famous Yerba…