US, Argentina finish perfect in group rounds ahead of Under-20 World Cup knockout stageMay 27, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The United States completed a perfect group stage at the Under-20 World Cup for the first time.
The Americans beat Slovakia 2-0 in San Juan on Friday to top Group B, with Cade Cowell scoring before halftime from a counterattack and Niko Tsakiris adding the second in injury time.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández made it official Tuesday that she will not be running for president again, putting the brakes on an effort by members of her party to push her to become a candidate in October elections.
Pope Francis hopes to visit native Argentina next yearApril 24, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pope Francis said he hopes to travel to his native Argentina in 2024, which would mark the first time he would step foot in his homeland since becoming pontiff a decade ago.
Maradona’s medical team on trial in former great’s deathApril 19, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Eight health care professionals will stand trial in the death of soccer great Diego Maradona in 2020, an Argentine court has ruled.
The date of the proceedings has yet to be set, but they are unlikely to begin before next year, the court said Tuesday.
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.
Security official in Argentina punched, kicked at protestApril 3, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Protesting bus drivers punched, kicked and threw rocks at the top law enforcement official of Buenos Aires province Monday, unleashing a level of violence rarely seen in the demonstrations that are common around Argentina’s capital.
Messi mania in Argentina as soccer star mobbed at restaurantMarch 21, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A steakhouse in the trendy Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo was mobbed by hundreds of frenzied soccer fans late Monday night when word spread that Lionel Messi was inside having dinner.
Argentines struggle to make ends meet amid 100% inflationMarch 16, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Jesica Fernández used to join seven family members every weekend for a large beef barbeque. Beef is no longer on the menu, and now they’re more likely to eat spaghetti or chicken wings.
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.
Gunmen threaten Messi, shoot up family-owned supermarketMarch 2, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Gunmen threatened Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi in a written message left Thursday when they opened fire at a supermarket owned by his in-laws in Argentina, police said.
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.
Norrie advances, Alcaraz leads at rain-suspended Rio OpenFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top seeds Carlos Alcaraz and Cameron Norrie have carried over their momentum from last week's tournament to the Rio Open on Tuesday.
Finalists two days earlier in Buenos Aires, Norrie advanced to round of 16 in the clay court event on Tuesday, while Alcaraz was a game away from moving on before rain suspended play for the day.
Dominic Thiem loses at Rio Open, falling to 1-2 in 2023February 21, 2023 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dominic Thiem is once again fighting through his matches and enjoying himself, but confidence is admittedly still lacking for the 29-year-old.
Thiem lost in the first round of the Rio Open on Monday, falling to Thiago Monteiro 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (2).
Alcaraz to face Norrie in Argentina Open finalFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz reached his first final since his milestone U.S. Open triumph at the Argentina Open on Saturday.
Alcaraz beat Spanish countryman Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-2, 6-2 in the semifinals.
Dominic Thiem wins 1st match of 2023 at Argentina OpenFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Dominic Thiem accomplished his main objective at the Argentina Open on Tuesday, getting his first win of the year after an abdominal injury and struggles with his form.
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.
Cresud: Fiscal Q2 Earnings SnapshotFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Cresud Sociedad Anonima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria (CRESY) on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $40.3 million.
Messi regrets controversy against Dutch at the World CupJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — World Cup winner Lionel Messi regretted his testy exchanges with the Netherlands coach and players during their controversial quarterfinal in Qatar, he said in an interview aired on Monday.
Powerful earthquake hits north Argentina; no damage reportedJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook northern Argentina on Friday but there were no immediate reports of damages.
The quake struck at 8:09 p.m. local time with its epicenter about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of the town of Campo Gallo in Santiago del Estero province.
Argentines have tattoo fever following World Cup triumphDecember 30, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina has tattoo fever.
Sometimes it’s to fulfill a promise, other times as a way to say thank you or simply to immortalize on the skin what was by all accounts an unforgettable moment.
Millions jam Buenos Aires streets to celebrate World Cup winDecember 21, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A parade to celebrate the Argentine World Cup champions was abruptly cut short Tuesday as millions of people poured onto thoroughfares, highways and overpasses in a chaotic attempt to catch a glimpse of the national team that won one of the great World Cup finals of all time.
Argentines erupt in joy after epic World Cup finalDecember 19, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines let loose on Sunday and streets across the country became places of celebration after an epic World Cup final in which the national team beat France on penalties.
Argentines wake up dreaming of World Cup glory in QatarDecember 18, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Zeyda Cipra has been so anxious all week about Argentina's match against France in the World Cup final that she couldn’t avoid talking about how she was feeling with her psychologist.
Argentina erupts in joy after team reaches World Cup finalDecember 14, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The streets of Argentina turned into a party Tuesday as the national team beat Croatia by a comfortable 3-0 and earned this soccer-crazed South American country a spot in the World Cup final.
Argentina’s VP Fernández guilty in $1B fraud, gets 6 yearsDecember 7, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández was convicted and sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison and a lifetime ban from holding public office for a fraud scheme that embezzled $1 billion through public works projects during her presidency.
Argentina eyes $100 billion as US will share banking dataDecember 5, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. and Argentina agreed on Monday to have their tax agencies automatically share data about citizens' banking and investments in each other's countries. The government in Buenos Aires hopes this will lead to an estimated $100 billion that Argentines have tried to shelter in the United States.
US passenger killed when big wave hits Antarctic cruise shipDecember 2, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A U.S. woman was killed and four other passengers injured when a massive wave struck the Viking Polaris cruise ship while it was sailing toward the port of Ushuaia in southern Argentina on an Antarctic cruise, authorities said.
Argentina breathes collective sigh of relief after victoryNovember 26, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Luciana Medina was so nervous that she could barely sleep the night before Saturday’s match between Argentina and Mexico which could have all but knocked the soccer-mad South American country from the World Cup.
Argentines shocked, saddened by loss to Saudis at World CupNovember 22, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tears welled in the eyes of Oscar López as he washed the windows of the Buenos Aires building where he works as the superintendent.
A devoted fan of Argentina, the 67-year-old was visibly upset as he reflected on the bitter 2-1 loss by the national team, delivered by upstart Saudi Arabia on Monday at the World Cup in Qatar.
Mothers of LGBTQ children join forces in Latin AmericaNovember 20, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Fabu Olmedo is so nervous about clubs and restaurants in Paraguay that before a night out she often contacts one to make sure that she'll be let in and won't be attacked or harassed.
Pope visits immigrant father’s hometown for birthday partyNovember 19, 2022 GMT
PORTACOMARO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis made a rare personal getaway Saturday, returning to his father’s birthplace in northern Italy for the first time since ascending the papacy to celebrate the 90th birthday of a second cousin who long knew him as simply “Giorgio.”
Shock for visitors hoping for new Argentine exchange rateNovember 9, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Visitors to Argentina are still not receiving a more favorable exchange rate when paying with credit and debit cards days after the new measure was announced last week, although officials insist it is only a matter of time until it is implemented.
A giant Maradona emerges in Argentina, days before World CupNovember 3, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In the middle of the concrete jungle that is Argentina's bustling capital, a huge mural has emerged of Diego Maradona wearing a national team jersey, his right hand in a fist and a defiant expression on his face.
Brazil president makes Argentina a campaign boogeymanOctober 29, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — As a Brazilian journalist living in Argentina, Luciana Taddeo says she spends ever-more effort rebutting ever-crazier rumors.
There were claims that Argentina's presidential palace had been invaded, that people had to leave keys in their cars' ignitions so the government could use them at any time, that the government had abolished the right to inherit properties.
UEFA President says “Super league” project in Europe is deadOctober 21, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The project of a Super league of European soccer teams “is dead," UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said in a meeting with with journalists in Argentina on Thursday.
The head of Europe's football association rejected comments made the previous day by Bernd Reichart, the new director general of the company behind the project, A22 Sports Management.
Police, fans clash outside Argentine soccer match; 1 deadOctober 7, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At least one person died while police clashed with soccer fans trying to push into an Argentine league match Thursday night, and the referee stopped the game as clouds of tear gas spread inside the stadium.
2 South American researchers killed in MissouriOctober 5, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri homicide and arson detectives are investigating the deaths of two South American researchers whose bodies were found after a weekend apartment fire near the Kansas City biomedical research center where they worked.
Argentina summons Moroni, Imhoff for second Springboks testSeptember 22, 2022 GMT
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Veteran outside backs Matias Moroni and Juan Imhoff will start for Argentina against South Africa in the last match of the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
Moroni came off the bench and scored a late try for the Pumas last weekend in Buenos Aires, where they rallied to trail 22-20 but lost 36-20.
Springboks beat Argentina to set up last-round title shotSeptember 17, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South Africa emerged from Buenos Aires as New Zealand's main rival for the Rugby Championship after Argentina was beaten by a comfortable-in-the-end 36-20 on Saturday.
Pumas and Boks must win to stay in Rugby Championship raceSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
Argentina and South Africa don't have a choice on Saturday.
To stay in the Rugby Championship race with New Zealand, the Pumas or Springboks must sweep both of their contests over the next two Saturdays, with the added burden of bonus points.
Argentina: Third person arrested in VP assassination attemptSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A third person has been arrested as part of the investigation into the assassination attempt on Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández — a move that suggests the incident could have involved a network of people.
Springboks unchanged for Argentina in Rugby ChampionshipSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South Africa will field an unchanged starting 15 for its Rugby Championship match against Argentina as coach Jacques Nienaber opted for rare continuity on Tuesday having rotated his players for much of the season.
Pumas change venue for Rugby Championship match with BoksSeptember 12, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina relocated its Rugby Championship match with South Africa after the field was declared unsuitable on Monday.
Their match on Saturday in Buenos Aires was to be at José Amalfitani Stadium, the home of soccer club Velez Sarsfield.
Judge indicts 19 in yoga sect that used sex to lure powerfulSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — A judge in Argentina indicted 19 people on Thursday for their alleged involvement in a yoga school in Buenos Aires that operated like a sect and coerced female members to have sex with rich and powerful men in order to obtain money and other benefits.
All-Brazil Copa Libertadores final after Flamengo advancesSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
SAO PAULO (AP) — Flamengo of Brazil reached its third Copa Libertadores final in four years after a 2-1 home win against Argentina's Velez Sarsfield on Wednesday. The Rio de Janeiro team won the first leg in Buenos Aires 4-0 last week.
Police detain partner of Argentina attack suspectSeptember 5, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The partner of a man suspected of trying to assassinate Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been arrested by police as investigators tried Monday to determine if the attacker was part of a wider plot.
Attack raises doubts about Argentine VP’s security protocolsSeptember 3, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Every day for the past two weeks, the routine was the same: Argentina’s powerful Vice President Cristina Fernández was met by a crowd of feverish supporters who wanted to touch their leader.
Apparent assassination attempt against VP roils ArgentinaSeptember 3, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — As Argentina’s powerful Vice President Cristina Fernández stepped from her car outside her apartment building and began shaking hands with a throng of well-wishers, a man pushed forward with a gun, pointed it just inches from her face and pulled the trigger with a distinct click.
Yoga sect allegedly exploited women to lure men like DomingoSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — An Argentina-based yoga group sexually exploited vulnerable women it called “geishas” to get money and influence from wealthy and powerful men around the world, including opera star Placido Domingo, who knew the organization’s leaders for more than two decades, according to interviews with former members and local authorities.
Argentine president says man tried to shoot vice presidentSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A man was detained Thursday night after he aimed a handgun at point-blank range toward Argentina's politically powerful Vice President Cristina Fernández, and President Alberto Fernández said the assassination attempt failed because the gun did not fire.
Argentina president accused of threatening prosecutorAugust 25, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Alberto Fernández was engulfed in controversy Thursday after saying he hoped the prosecutor leading a corruption trial against Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner does not kill himself like, he claims, another prosecutor did after pressing charges against her.
Placido Domingo’s name comes up in Argentina sex sect probeAugust 22, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo's name has appeared in an investigation of a sect-like organization in Argentina that also had U.S. offices and whose leaders have been charged with crimes, including sexual exploitation.
Soccer players’ cars set on fire after loss in ArgentinaAugust 12, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Cars owned by players from the Argentina first division soccer team Aldosivi were set on fire after a 2-0 defeat against rival Godoy Cruz.
The incident occurred Thursday in the city of Mar del Plata, 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Buenos Aires.
Bartering increases in Argentina as inflation keeps soaringAugust 11, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina reported a monthly inflation rate of 7.4% in July, the highest number in two decades for a country where citizens are used to increasing prices.
Over the past year, Argentina’s consumer prices have soared a whopping 71%, the INDEC national statistics agency said Thursday.
Satellite data finds landfills are methane ‘super emitters’August 11, 2022 GMT
BENGALURU, India (AP) — Landfills are releasing large amounts of planet-warming methane gas into the atmosphere from the decomposition of waste and are a significant contributor to such emissions in urban areas, a study suggests.
US seeks possession of Venezuelan 747 grounded in ArgentinaAugust 3, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it is seeking possession of a Venezuelan cargo jet that has been grounded in Argentina since early June because it was previously owned by an Iranian airline that allegedly has ties to terror groups.
Argentina: Markets cheer new minister, but for how long?July 29, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The markets are cheering the arrival of Sergio Massa as Argentina’s third economy minister in less than a month, but analysts caution that more details are needed about his plans to get the South American country out of its dire economic straits.
Argentina names economy ‘super minister’ as crisis deepensJuly 28, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government announced the appointment of an economic “super minister” Thursday, the third economy minister in less than a month as the country struggles with high inflation and a slumping currency.