Argentina lawmakers pass IMF refinancing deal amid protestsMarch 11, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentine lawmakers on Friday approved an agreement with the International Monetary Fund to refinance a $45 billion debt, a vote meant to avoid economic turmoil but that divided the governing party.
Argentina lawmakers take up contentious IMF refinancing dealMarch 10, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Lawmakers on Thursday began debating legislation needed to approve Argentina's agreement with the International Monetary Fund on refinancing a $45 billion debt, while protesters opposed to the deal clashed with police outside the Congress building.
Argentina’s leader goes to court to back vice presidentFebruary 15, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Alberto Fernandez made an unusual court appearance on Tuesday to defend his vice president — and former chief — calling allegations of corruption during her term as head of state “a sort of fantasy.”
Argentina reaches agreement with IMF to refinance debtJanuary 28, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund to refinance more than $40 billion in debt, President Alberto Fernández said Friday.
“We had an unpayable debt that left us without a present or a future, and now we have a reasonable agreement that will allow us to grow and comply,” Fernández said on national television.
Argentine ex-president charged in sub family spying caseDecember 1, 2021 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine President Mauricio Macri was formally charged Wednesday with illegally spying on relatives of sailors whose submarine sank in 2017, one of the most embarrassing incidents of his presidency.
Argentine congress debates abortion rights; activists gatherDecember 11, 2020 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine lawmakers debated far into the night Thursday over a bill that would legalize abortion in most cases as demonstrators for and against the initiative gathered in separate areas outside the congress building...
Mercosur leaders concerned about trade bloc’s futureDecember 5, 2019 GMT
SAO PAULO (AP) — Leaders of the South American trade bloc Mercosur said Thursday they are concerned for the future of the initiative that includes Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay...
Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire after Trump slaps tariffsDecember 2, 2019 GMT
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s U.S.-focused foreign policy efforts suffered a severe setback on Monday when his American counterpart Donald Trump pledged to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum on the South American nation...
Return of Peronism - and Cristina - raise hopes in ArgentinaOctober 30, 2019 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Homemaker and activist Susana Ordoñez cries as she recounts all that she suffered during Argentina's worst economic crisis in recent years: No money for milk or yoghurt for her grandchildren, fears of eviction and the stress of sky-high inflation on her slim pocketbook...
A divisive Peronist returns to power as VP in ArgentinaOctober 28, 2019 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Divisive Peronist leader and former Argentine President Cristina Fernández is once again in a top position of power, a development that rattled investors Monday even as financial experts said it was unlikely the economically troubled South American country would fully return to her populist policies...
Argentina’s center-left Peronists poised to return to powerOctober 28, 2019 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Conservative President Mauricio Macri conceded defeat in Argentina's election Sunday night, paving the way for the country's Peronist center-left to return to power under Alberto Fernández as frustrated voters rejected the incumbent's handling of a bruising economic crisis that has sunk many into poverty...
AP Explains: A look at Argentine turmoil after primary voteAugust 12, 2019 GMT
The perennial seesaw of Argentina's political and economic fortunes has pitched the South American country into more upheaval after an overwhelming primary election loss for the government of President Mauricio Macri...
Argentine markets fall as primary hints at Fernández returnAugust 12, 2019 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine stocks and currency plummeted on Monday after Argentine President Mauricio Macri was snubbed by voters who appeared to hand a resounding primary victory to a populist ticket with his predecessor, Cristina Fernández...
Argentina acts against Hezbollah, blamed for terror attacksJuly 18, 2019 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government on Thursday branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization and froze its assets, 25 years to the day after a bombing blamed on the Lebanese-based group destroyed a Jewish community center in Argentina's capital, killing 85 people...
Blackout in South America raises questions about power gridJune 18, 2019 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The huge blackout that left tens of millions of people in the dark in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raised serious questions about the vulnerability of the power grid in South America and brought criticism down on Argentina's leader...
Massive blackout hits tens of millions in South AmericaJune 17, 2019 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday in what the Argentine president called an "unprecedented" failure in the countries' power grid...
Police confirm Sala’s body recovered from plane wreckageFebruary 8, 2019 GMT
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.
AP Interview: Argentine leader sees tough road aheadDecember 4, 2018 GMT
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.
Argentina’s Fernandez still inspires loyalty among manyNovember 5, 2018 GMT
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...
Argentina president: Search for missing sub will continueNovember 25, 2017 GMT
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...
The Latest: Trump says NAFTA pull-out would shock systemApril 27, 2017 GMT
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Pressure on Argentina’s Macri to keep vow on Syrian refugeesSeptember 20, 2016 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Nairouz Baloul escaped the civil war in her homeland to find refuge in Argentina...
Argentine president says debt talks slower than expectedJanuary 22, 2016 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Mauricio Macri said Friday that talks to reach a fair agreement with holders of the country's unpaid bond debt may be slower than anticipated.
Macri said that "there are no concrete results" so far in efforts since he took office last month.