Right-wing populist Javier Milei gains support in Argentina by blasting ‘political caste’May 28, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — He believes selling human organs should be legal, climate change is a “socialist lie,” sex education is a ploy to destroy the family and that the Central Bank should be abolished.
Argentina’s Fernandez seeks dollar relief from Brazil’s LulaMay 3, 2023 GMT
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Argentine President Alberto Fernández and his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, vowed Tuesday to keep working to come up with a mechanism that would allow them to avoid using the U.S.
Argentina’s President Fernández won’t seek reelectionApril 21, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández announced Friday he won’t seek reelection for a second term this year, a decision that follows months of infighting among the ruling coalition as it grapples with a fragile economy and galloping inflation.
Police in Argentina’s capital to start using stun gunsApril 18, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The opposition-run city of Buenos Aires said Tuesday its police will start using stun guns, matching a similar move at Argentina’s national level as officials seek to address an election year preoccupation with crime.
Probe faults OAS boss for work romance, finds no misconductApril 18, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — An outside investigation determined that the head of the Organization of American States showed poor judgment by carrying out a romantic relationship with a younger staffer but didn't favor her in any salary or personnel decisions, according to a copy of the review seen by The Associated Press.
Food or medicine? Inflation squeezing retirees in ArgentinaApril 15, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — With trembling hands, the bingo players at a Buenos Aires retirement center put the buttons they use as markers on their cards. Small containers hold their betting money, coins and crumpled low-denomination bills that every day seem able to buy less.
Buenos Aires airport turns into unofficial homeless shelterApril 7, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At the start of the long Easter weekend, the airport in Argentina’s capital is eerily quiet before dawn, hours before it will fill with travelers. About 100 people who sleep inside the facility are getting ready to start their day.
Fernández, Biden hold talks amid Argentina’s economic strainMarch 29, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Alberto Fernández of Argentina used a White House meeting Wednesday to spotlight the economic strain his country faces as he looks for President Joe Biden to back Argentina's effort to renegotiate with the International Monetary Fund on terms of $44 billion debt.
Farmers struggle in Argentina as drought withers their cropsMarch 23, 2023 GMT
URQUIZA, Argentina (AP) — The ground crackles as Guillermo Cuitino walks across dry farmland that should be green and lush this time of year. He grabs a soy plant and easily disintegrates its leaves with his hands.
Ecuador, Argentina order out envoys amid diplomatic clashMarch 16, 2023 GMT
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Argentina and Ecuador are in a diplomatic clash after a former Ecuadorian Cabinet minister who had been convicted of corruption and taken refuge with the Argentine ambassador escaped from Ecuador’s capital of Quito to Venezuela
Argentina’s initial fervor for Pope Francis has fadedMarch 12, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope Francis, much of his home country celebrated as if it had just won a soccer World Cup championship. A decade later, the first Latin American leader of the Catholic Church generates divided opinions and much less fervor.
Argentina boosts security forces in violence-plagued RosarioMarch 7, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s president said Tuesday he will send hundreds more federal security forces to the central city of Rosario where drug violence has drawn international attention due to a recent threat against soccer star Lionel Messi.
After World Cup win, Argentina has eyes set on an Oscar tooMarch 6, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Less than three months after Argentina won its third soccer World Cup trophy in Qatar, there is growing excitement about the possibility that the country could take home another major prize – an Academy Award.
Pregnant Russians flock to Argentina seeking new passportsFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Shortly after Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine, Alla Prigolovkina and her husband, Andrei Ushakov, decided they had to flee their Sochi, Russia, home.
Ushakov had been detained for holding up a sign that read “Peace,” and Prigolovkina, a pregnant ski instructor, feared he would soon be drafted and potentially killed, leaving their baby fatherless.
Argentina worried over Russian women traveling to give birthFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine officials are expressing concern over the large number of pregnant Russian women who have recently entered the country to give birth as a way to obtain an Argentine passport, claiming three Russian spies who were recently detained in Slovenia were citizens of the South American country.
Rights groups dismayed at lack of criticism for Peru abusesJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than 50 people have died in ongoing street protests in the weeks since Peru's elected leader was jailed, mostly demonstrators at the hands of police officers, but only a few international voices of concern have emerged.
Proposed Brazil-Argentina common currency is met with doubtsJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A proposal floated by the leaders of Brazil and Argentina to launch a common currency is being met with deep skepticism by analysts, who say neither country is positioned to tackle such a complicated undertaking or instill confidence in the idea with global markets.
Brazil’s Lula welcomed back by Latin American leadersJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Latin American leaders converged on Brazil to meet with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on his first full day in office Monday, welcoming him back to power and hoping his country assumes a great role on the international stage.