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  Argentina - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Argentina is a Spanish-speaking country in southern South America, situated between the Andes in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east.
Argentina was then marked by periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions.
Argentina's parliament is the bicameral National Congress or Congreso Nacional, consisting of a senate (Senado) of 72 seats and a Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) of 257 members.
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 Foreign relations of Argentina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Argentina's reputation as a mediator was damaged, however, when President Menem and some members of his cabinet were accused of approving the illegal sale of weapons to Ecuador and to Croatia.
Argentina was an enthusiastic supporter of the Summit of the Americas process, and chaired the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA) initiative.
Argentina is being increasingly used as a transshipment country for cocaine headed for Europe and the United States, and as a money-laundering center.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Argentina/Transnational_issues   (545 words)

 Foreign relations of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The current Secretary of State is Condoleezza Rice; the Secretary of State is the foreign minister of the United States and is the primary conductor of state-to-state diplomacy.
During the Cold War, U.S. foreign policy sought to limit the influence of the Soviet Union around the world, leading to the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and diplomatic actions like the opening of China and establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
United States foreign policy is influenced by the efforts of the U.S. government to halt imports of illicit drugs, including cocaine, heroin, and marijuana.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_the_United_States   (1809 words)

 The EU's relations with Argentina - Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Argentina is in a phase of recovery, after the worst crisis of its modern history, after the default and devaluation which led to a sharp decline in economic activity, to a long period of political instability, and to a dramatic increase in unemployment and poverty.
Argentina was the first country of Latin America which formalised its relations with the EU under the form of a third-generation cooperation agreement.
Argentina is also an active partner in other international forums such as the FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas), the WTO (World Trade Organisation), and the EU-LAC dialogue (the EU with Latin American and Caribbean countries).
europa.eu.int /comm/external_relations/argentina/intro   (1164 words)

 Argentina (09/05)
Another factor contributing to the perception of institutional instability in Argentina was conflict between the three branches of government in early 2002, culminating in the legislature's attempt to impeach the members of the Supreme Court.
Argentina's constitution of 1853, as revised in 1994, mandates a separation of powers into executive, legislative, and judicial branches at the national and provincial level.
Argentina was the only Latin American country to participate in the 1990-91 Gulf war and all phases of the 1994 Haiti operation.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/26516.htm   (5307 words)

 Foreign relations of Argentina -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In recognition of its contributions to international security and peacekeeping, the U.S. Government designated Argentina as a major non- (An international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security) NATO ally in January 1998.
Argentina has been an enthusiastic supporter of the (Click link for more info and facts about Summit of the Americas) Summit of the Americas process, and currently chairs the Free Trade of the Americas initiative leading to the Buenos Aires Ministerial in April 2001.
In November 1998, Argentina hosted the United Nations conference on climate change, and in October 1999 in (Capital of Germany located in eastern Germany) Berlin, became one of the first nations worldwide to adopt a voluntary greenhouse-gas emissions target.
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 Argentina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Argentina is a country in southern South America, situated between the Andes in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east.
Argentina's parliament is the bicameral National Congress or Congreso de la Nación, consisting of a senate (Senado) of 72 seats and a Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) of 257 members.
Argentina's Central Bank has deftly managed monetary policy in support of the economic expansion, while maintaining inflation in check (consumer inflation was restrained at 3.4% in 2003).
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/A/Argentina.htm   (3452 words)

 Foreign relations of Bolivia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Relations with Chile, strained since Bolivia's defeat in the War of the Pacific (1879-83) and its loss of the coastal province of Atacama, were severed from 1962 to 1975 in a dispute over the use of the waters of the Lauca River.
Relations were resumed in 1975 but broken again in 1978 over the inability of the two countries to reach an agreement that might have granted Bolivia a sovereign access to the sea.
In the 1960s, relations with Cuba were broken following Castro's rise to power but resumed under the Paz Estenssoro Administration in 1985.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Bolivia   (422 words)

 Foreign relations of Argentina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Since the government of President Carlos Menem (1989-1999), Argentina has had a strong partnership with the United States.
During this period, Argentina left the Non-Aligned Movement and adopted a policy of "automatic alignment" with the United States.
Argentina has chosen to form a block with Brazil when it comes to external negotiations, though the economic asymetries between South America's two largest countries have produced tension in recent times.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Foreign_relations_of_Argentina   (554 words)

 Argentina Profile: Military   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Argentina further strengthened its nonproliferation credentials when, in 1992, it became a member of the Australia Group, a voluntary system of export controls on chemical and biological agents, precursors, and equipment.
Argentina’s intent was to develop the Cóndor II not only for its own use—which was largely motivated by its loss in the Falklands/Malvinas War with Great Britain—but for export as well.
Argentina acceded to the NPT as a non-nuclear weapon state in 1995.
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 Background Notes: Argentina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Argentina was further integrated into the Spanish empire following the establishment of the Vice-Royalty of Rio de la Plata in 1776, and Buenos Aires became a flourishing port.
Argentina's richest natural resource is this farmland, producing large quantities of wheat, corn, sorghum, soybeans, and sunflower seeds and providing year-round pasturage for Argentina's cattle industry.
The armed forces of Argentina (army, navy, air force) are organized under the control of the president, who is commander in chief of the armed forces, and the Ministry of Defense, which is headed by a civilian; three under secretaries are also civilians.
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /erc/bgnotes/wha/argentina9008.html   (3843 words)

 Argentina - Wikipedia
Argentina is a Spanish-speaking nation in southern South America.
Following independence from Spain in 1816, the country experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions.
Democracy returned in 1983, and four free elections since then have underscored Argentina's progress in democratic consolidation.
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 Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs: Foreign Policy Theory in Menem's Argentina
Peripheral realism, by contrast, is a realistic foreign policy approach whose primary goal is to promote economic development, departing from a pragmatic recognition of the constraints faced by underdeveloped, weak states in their international undertakings.
Mainstream international relations theory is criticized, in general, for its tendency to adopt a reified state-centered approach that uncritically accepts the anthropomorphic fallacy of treating states as persons, with negative consequences in both analytical and practical terms.
In the case of Argentina, as in many other Latin American and Third World countries, it is at least doubtful that political democratization, economic liberalization, and foreign policies of Western alignment have led to increased citizen welfare, particularly considering the current levels of corruption, domestic insecurity, unemployment, and other problems.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3688/is_199804/ai_n8803723   (922 words)

 Foreign relations of the United Kingdom - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The UK faces a critical juncture in its relations with the EU over the ratification of a new EU Constitution, which many senior European politicians believe to be a decisive step towards a federal United States of Europe.
Nowadays the UK as lead member of the Commonwealth of Nations seeks to influence Africa through its foreign policies.
Argentina claims South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands;
open-encyclopedia.com /Foreign_relations_of_the_United_Kingdom   (692 words)

 Paraguay - FOREIGN RELATIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Paraguay's foreign policy has traditionally aimed at striking a balance between the influence of its two large neighbors.
Foreign policy under Stroessner was based on two major principles: nonintervention in the affairs of other countries and no relations with countries under Marxist governments.
It terminated relations with Nicaragua in 1980 after the assassination in Asunción of Anastasio Somoza Debayle, the deposed Nicaraguan dictator.
countrystudies.us /paraguay/64.htm   (211 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Argentina's Pain May Help Ease Future Crises   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Declaring that "there can be no impunity in Argentina," Kirchner repeated his call to repeal amnesty laws protecting those who could be held responsible for the deaths of thousands during the dictatorships of the 1970s and '80s.
But it was absent during the years Argentina seemed to be accumulating debt somewhere near the speed of light and now is mired in a messy process of trying to renegotiate payment of that debt.
Those who back this approach also say that the idea can be used with an eye to the future, bringing a certain degree of sobriety to the investment game by signaling to investors that they may have to be more accountable for the risks they take because international bailouts may be less likely.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0NTQ/is_2003_July_25/ai_105918807   (832 words)

 Argentina Bilateral relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Argentina is a major partner, not just in ongoing dialogue on bilateral issues, but also in regional and international affairs.
In March 2002, Federal Foreign Minister Fischer visited Buenos Aires and on a visit to Berlin in December 2004, Foreign Minister Rafael Bielsa continued an exchange of ideas with him that began on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2004.
There are 18 German schools in Argentina attended by 10,000 pupils, a reason for concluding the German-Argentine Intergovernmental Agreement on German Schools in 1997, the first of its kind with another country.
www.auswaertiges-amt.de /www/en/laenderinfos/laender/laender_ausgabe_html?type_id=14&land_id=9   (815 words)

 FOREIGN ON NZO VISIT TO ARGENTINA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Argentina and South Africa, both enthusiastic promoters of South Atlantic cooperation, are in the process of an extensive dialogue on multilateral issues especially those affecting better cooperation in the areas of science, crime prevention, protection of marine resources, energy and international peacekeeping.
Argentina is also becoming one of South Africa's fastest growing sources of tourism, reaching a recent high of 33 000 visitors.
Argentina has a GDP of $304 billion and has recently been praised by the IMF for the manner in which it has weathered recent international financial problems.
www.polity.org.za /html/govdocs/pr/1998/pr1020.html?rebookmark=1   (338 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia: Relations Between Latvia and Argentina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Relations between Latvia and Argentina are friendly and constructive; however, the geographical distance and the problems Argentina faces due to the economic crisis of past years hinder a dynamic development of the relations between both countries.
From 26 August 1997 to February 2001 the Ambassador of Argentina to Latvia was Silvio H. Neuman, whereas from 24 September 2001 the Ambassador of Argentina to Latvia is Alfredo Corti.
In 1996 Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs appointed Mirdza Restbergs de Zalts, Latvian residing in Argentina, Honorary Consul of Latvia to Argentina.
www.am.gov.lv /en/policy/bilateral-relations/4542/Argentina   (667 words)

 Argentina Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Argentina's natural gas consumption has increased annually in the past decade and is now the country’s dominant fuel source, accounting for 45% of primary energy consumption in 2002.
Argentina is Chile’s sole source of natural gas imports, and the continued supply disruptions have created considerable tension between the two countries.
Argentina has very limited coal resources, and coal is not a major component of the country's fuel mix.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/argentna.html   (3104 words)

 AllRefer.com - Venezuela - Foreign Relations | Venezuelan Information Resource
Relations with neighboring Guyana have been strained for decades by Venezuela's claim to all territory west of the Essequibo River, more than half the present size of Guyana (see fig.
The dispute was, with the concurrence of both parties, referred to the UN Secretary General in March 1983 for a determination of an appropriate means for settlement.
One auspicious indication of this was the talks between the foreign ministers, held both in Venezuela and Guyana, in early 1990.
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Argentina is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north, and by Uruguay and Brazil on the east.
Argentina entered a long period of military dictatorships with brief intervals of constitutional government.
The IMF gave Argentina $13.7 billion in emergency aid in Jan. 2001 and $8 billion in Aug. 2001.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107288.html   (1353 words)

 Presence of US Troops Upsets Paraguay's Partners
Although Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have formally accepted the fact that Paraguay has allowed U.S. troops to enter the country and granted them immunity from prosecution, the decision has become a thorn in the flesh of South America's Mercosur trade bloc.
Although the governments of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay accepted the decision by Paraguay - the fourth full member of Mercosur -, it remains a source of shared concern, as reflected by comments by legislators and political analysts.
Federico Storani, the deputy chairman of the foreign relations commission in Argentina's lower house, explained to IPS that each Mercosur member has the sovereign right to reach its own decisions, and that the regional bloc only takes a stance or intervenes if the constitutional order is at risk in one of the member countries.
www.globalpolicy.org /empire/intervention/2005/0808ustroopsparaguay.htm   (1072 words)

 Foreign relations of Argentina: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Foreign relations of Argentina
Foreign relations of Argentina: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Foreign relations of Argentina
In 1998, President Menem made a state visit to the U.K., and Prince Charles reciprocated with a visit to Argentina.
Argentina maintains an embassy in the United States at 1600 New Hampshire Ave.
www.encyclopedian.com /fo/Foreign-relations-of-Argentina.html   (438 words)

 Argentina --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Within Latin America the nation of Argentina is second in area only to Brazil and fourth in population only to Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia.
Known as the Islas Malvinas in Argentina and the Falkland Islands in Britain, the land had been the subject of debate between the two countries ever since Britain reclaimed the islands as a crown colony in 1833.
Argentina and Brazil received most of the immigrants who went to South America.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9109725?tocId=9109725   (818 words)

 Uruguay FOREIGN RELATIONS - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Uruguay's foreign policy has been shaped by its democratic tradition, its history of being a victim of foreign intervention, its status as the second smallest country in South America (after Suriname), and its location between the two rival giants of the region: Argentina to the west and Brazil to the north.
In the nineteenth century, Argentina and Brazil did not accept Uruguay's status as an independent republic, and they often invaded Uruguayan territory (see Beginnings of Independent Life, 1830-52, ch.
Thus, Uruguay's international relations historically have been guided by the principles of nonintervention, respect for national sovereignty, and reliance on the rule of law to settle disputes.
www.photius.com /countries/uruguay/government/uruguay_government_foreign_relations.html   (634 words)

 H-Net Review: James Cane on Foreign Policy Theory in Menem's Argentina
For this Argentine political theorist, the problem of the lack of foreign policy theory relevant to those less-powerful states outside the international economic center is compounded by the relative poverty of foreign policy theory in general.
As "victims of a mind-set in which states represent nations and the relations between nations are parallel to the relations between individual human beings," theorists of foreign relations easily fall into potentially dangerous traps of linguistic origin (p.
Relatedly, he argues that governments of less-powerful states should build foreign policies around the recognition that their populations suffer significantly more than those of powerful states in international confrontations due to the disruptive effects of sanctions, the inflation of military budgets, and shaken investor confidence.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=29127896371279   (1600 words)

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