BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Supreme Court says the first corruption trial against former President Cristina Fernández is still scheduled to start next week, despite a judicial order...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A decision by Argentina's Supreme Court is likely to delay the first in a series of corruption trials against former President Cristina Fernández.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A man was detained Monday after he tried to walk into Argentina's presidential palace with a pistol while seeking a meeting with the president.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president and politicians across the political spectrum gathered on Monday at a wake for a lawmaker who was killed in what has been described as a...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine legislator Héctor Olivares died three days after being seriously wounded in a gun attack that killed a provincial official, a Senate official said...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine lawmaker was seriously injured and a provincial official killed Thursday in one of the most brazen political attacks in the South American country since...
Argentina’s Fernández releases memoir ahead of elections
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández has published a new book filled with celebrity anecdotes and shots at her main political rival just months before...
Argentine peso hits record low against US dollar
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's state-run Banco de la Nación says the Argentine peso has hit a new low, closing at 45.90 to the dollar. It was as low 47.50 in midday trading...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government is freezing the prices of 60 essential products and some services in a bid to tame spiraling inflation.
IMF: It would be foolish to abandon program in Argentina
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund on Thursday urged candidates in Argentina to carry on with the IMF-supported economic program after October's presidential...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A South American coalition hoping to host the 2030 World Cup relaunched its bid on Wednesday with the addition of Chile to the group.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Franco Macri, the father of Argentina's president who migrated to the South American country from Italy as a teenager and went on to become one of its most prominent...
Attack on Argentine chief rabbi raises fear of anti-Semitism
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An attack that badly injured Argentina's chief rabbi has alarmed authorities both in the South American nation and in Israel, who raised concerns on Tuesday that it...
Police confirm Sala’s body recovered from plane wreckage
LONDON (AP) — More than two weeks after the plane carrying Emiliano Sala to a new career in the English Premier League crashed into the sea, police confirmed Thursday that the body recovered from the wreckage was the Argentine soccer player.
A search of the seabed of the English Channel only discovered the Piper Malibu aircraft on Sunday and the agony was prolonged for Sala's family by the difficulties raising the body to the surface.
Nantes coach livid at decision to call off search for plane
Nantes coach Vahid Halilhodzic has called it "a total disgrace" and "disgusting" that the search for the missing plane carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was called off.
The search for Sala and the pilot of a small passenger plane going from Nantes to Cardiff on Monday was called off after a three-day air-and-sea operation near the Channel Islands failed to locate the aircraft.
Argentina asks Britain, France to resume Sala plane search
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina is asking Britain and France to resume the search for a plane carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala that disappeared from radar over the English Channel earlier this week.
A statement from the office of President Mauricio Macri said on Friday that Argentina's foreign minister would make a formal request to the two European nations.
Argentina and Brazil presidents criticize Maduro
SAO PAULO (AP) — The conservative leaders of Argentina and Brazil threw more support Wednesday to opponents of Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri became the first head of state to visit Brasilia since the Jan. 1 inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro and the crisis in Venezuela was on their minds.
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Argentina says 2018 inflation hits 47.6 percent
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's consumer prices rose 47.6 percent in 2018, the official statistics agency announced Tuesday.
The annual inflation rate is the highest since 1991 and one of the world's highest. President Mauricio Macri has struggled to tame consumer prices, and Argentina's peso currency also lost about half of its value last year.
The economic turmoil led the government to seek a record $56 billion bailout with the International Monetary Fund.
AP Interview: Argentine leader sees tough road ahead
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president is celebrating the successful hosting of the Group of 20 summit, but he said Monday that he is ready for tough times ahead as his country confronts its economic crisis.
President Mauricio Macri told The Associated Press in an interview that he took pride in organizing a secure gathering for the leaders of the world's largest economic powers where they agreed on a final statement.
Argentina and China sign deals strengthening ties after G-20
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — China's president signed new trade deals with Argentina on Sunday as the Asian giant expands its growing role in Latin American economies.
Presidents Mauricio Macri of Argentina and Xi Jinping of China announced the more than 30 agriculture and investment deals during a state visit following the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires. The deals include an agreement to export Argentine cherries to China and an expansion of a currency swap.
Argentina takes issue with the US on China comments at G20
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine officials are distancing themselves from the U.S. version of how they view China trade after a meeting during the Group of 20 summit.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Presidents Donald Trump and Mauricio Macri met Friday and "reiterated their shared commitment" to face challenges including "predatory Chinese economic activity."
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Argentina’s Catholic church makes austerity push
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church of Argentina announced Friday that it will stop receiving contributions from the government for its evangelizing activities.
The gesture comes as the church aims to show its commitment to austerity amid a currency crisis and double-digit inflation that have severely hit the homeland of Pope Francis.
Copa Libertadores final will be without visiting fans
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played without opposing fans.
The presidents of both Buenos Aires clubs made their decision on Monday, three days after Argentine President Mauricio Macri said visiting fans would be allowed. Macri's decision went against a 2013 ban on visiting fans in Argentine soccer aimed at reducing violence. Macri later backtracked and left the decision to the clubs.
Argentina’s Fernandez still inspires loyalty among many
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A battery of corruption allegations and criminal charges against former President Cristina Fernandez hasn't fazed a strong band of hard-core backers, who have helped make her a leading — if undeclared — contender to regain power in next year's elections.
Hundreds of supporters, some waving signs saying, "Strength, Cristina!" thronged the street outside when investigators searched the former president's apartment recently.
Macri backtracks on away fans at Copa Libertadores final
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Mauricio Macri has backtracked on whether opposing fans can attend the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate this month, saying he is leaving the decision up to the clubs.
Macri initially said on Friday that visiting fans would be allowed, a call at odds with a 2013 ban in Argentine soccer that is aimed at reducing violence.
IMF increases loan amount to Argentina
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund on Friday increased to $56.3 billion a $50 billion it had granted to Argentina in June.
The announcement now allows Argentina to immediately draw $5.7 billion, which brings the total disbursements since June to $20.4 billion, the IMF said in a press release.
Argentina lower house approves budget amid economic turmoil
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's lower house has approved a 2019 budget bill that includes austerity measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund.
Lawmakers debated for more than 17 hours and voted 138-103 early Thursday in favor of the bill that now goes to the Senate. It includes tax hikes, government cuts and other measures aimed at eliminating the fiscal deficit next year.
Argentina’s central bank chief resigns amid IMF negotiations
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's central bank chief resigned Tuesday amid negotiations with the International Monetary Fund.
The surprise resignation of Luis Caputo was announced in a bank statement that said he was leaving for personal reasons. But it came as the government was pushing for a new financing deal with the IMF aimed at helping Argentina's struggling economy.
Argentina’s unions stage nationwide strike to protest crisis
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Unions called a nationwide strike Tuesday to protest Argentina's economic crisis, and walkouts grounded airline flights, paralyzed bus and train lines and forced the closure of the main agricultural port.
Argentina’s inflation rises 3.9 percent in August
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina says consumer prices rose 3.9 percent in August, the highest rate so far this year.
That brings the 12-month nationwide inflation rate to 34.4 percent — one of the world's highest.
The inflation rate published by the official statistics agency Thursday follows a sharp devaluation of Argentina's currency.
Argentines protest demanding answers to economic crisis
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Thousands of Argentines are staging a demonstration to protest recent government austerity measures and demand solutions to the country's economic crisis.
Demonstrators led by labor unions gridlocked traffic on some of the main avenues of Argentina's capital Wednesday. Some protesters cooked stews in big pots and offered them to passers-by to dramatize growing poverty levels.
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Argentina announces new taxes, ministry cuts amid turmoil
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's President Mauricio Macri announced new taxes on exports and the elimination of several ministries on Monday in a bid to halt economic turmoil that has sent the peso to record lows.
Macri said in a televised statement that he will also allocate more economic aid and strengthen food plans for Argentines who suffer from poverty and have been affected by skyrocketing inflation running at more than 30 percent this year.
Argentina hikes interest rate to 60 percent; peso plunges
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Central Bank on Thursday increased its benchmark interest rate to 60 percent — the world's highest — in an effort to halt a sharp slide in the value of the peso, which plunged to a record low.
The peso fell more than 13 percent against the dollar on Thursday, closing at an all-time low of 39.2 per greenback, after slipping about 7 percent the day before.
Argentina asks early release of IMF funds to calm markets
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Mauricio Macri asked the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday for an early release of funds from a $50 billion deal with the IMF to ease concerns that Argentina will not be able to meet its debt obligations for 2019.
Macri said in a televised address that Argentina has agreed with the IMF "to advance all necessary funds to guarantee compliance with next year's financial program."
Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Senate debated all day Wednesday over a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the homeland of Pope Francis, setting up a vote that could reverberate around the region.
Argentina's lower house of Congress already passed the measure, and President Mauricio Macri said he would sign it if approved by the Senate.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's President Mauricio Macri is acknowledging for the first time that the country's annual inflation rate will be 30 percent.
Macri said Tuesday that the high consumer prices "unfortunately are a product of this storm." He was referring to a sharp devaluation of Argentina's currency and a recent run on the peso.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's economy contracted 5.8 percent in May compared to the same period a year ago, the official INDEC statistics agency said Tuesday, raising concerns the country could fall into recession in 2018.
Argentina has been hit by a recent currency crisis. That led the government to seek a $50 billion financing deal with the International Monetary Fund aimed at strengthening the sputtering economy as the country fights double-digit inflation.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a radical reform of Argentina's defense doctrine, President Mauricio Macri said Monday he is removing a ban on military involvement in fighting crime, terrorist threats and other internal security issues.
Macri said he will modify a 2006 decree that limited the armed forces to defense against attacks by another country.
General strike shuts down Argentine capital
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A strike led by Argentina's largest union confederation has shut down much of the country's capital — freezing public transportation, airlines, ports, schools, banks and government offices.
The General Labor Confederation is staging the 24-hour walkout to protest the economic austerity policies of President Mauricio Macri.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has approved a three-year, $50 billion stand-by arrangement for Argentina.
The IMF says Wednesday's decision allows Argentine authorities to immediately receive $15 billion, and that half of that amount will be used for budget support. The remaining $35 billion will be available over the duration of the arrangement, subject to quarterly reviews.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Argentine government says the appointment of a new central bank chief is intended to generate confidence following a sharp depreciation of the peso.
On Thursday, Luis Caputo replaced former Central Bank President Federico Sturzenegger, who presented his resignation to President Mauricio Macri following weeks of currency volatility. The Argentine peso fell to a record low of 28.20 per dollar this week and has tumbled by 50 percent against the greenback this year.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The lower house of Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, sending the measure to the Senate. President Mauricio Macri has said he will sign the bill if it's approved.
The measure has roused fierce passions in the homeland of Pope Francis, and the vote was tight: 129 to 125.
Argentina now allows abortion only in cases of rape or risks to a woman's health.
Argentina president: Search for missing sub will continue
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president said Friday an international search will continue for a submarine carrying 44 crew members that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days and that the sub's disappearance will be investigated.