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Three die in Argentine theater collapse

Buenos Aires - Three people were killed and two injured when a near century-old theater building in Argentina collapsed while undergoing renovation work, police said Thursday.

Argentina building collapse leaves at least one dead

Buenos Aires - At least one man was killed Wednesday when an old theater that was under renovations collapsed in the downtown area of the Argentine city of Tucuman, police said."We are in the middle of rescue work removing the rubble.

UK, Argentina to boost ties, without broaching Falklands issue: ministers

Buenos Aires - Britain and Argentina hope to rebuild their strained relationship by boosting trade ties, and without raising the sensitive issue of the disputed Falkland Islands, their foreign ministers said Tuesday.

Argentine priest jailed for 25 years for abuse of minors

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court sentenced a Catholic priest to 25 years in jail on Monday for sexually abusing seven children over a period of years.Justo Jose Ilarraz had initially been held under house arrest until the 25-year sentence was confirmed on appeal.

Terrorism, climate change top agenda for G20 in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires - With consensus on sensitive issues such as Iran, Syria or the Palestinians appearing elusive, G20 foreign ministers will focus on the fight against terrorism and climate change when they meet Monday in Buenos Aires, France said.

Peso crisis highlights fragility of Argentina's economy

Buenos Aires - Argentina appears to have resolved, at least in the short term, the crisis over the peso and its depreciation by taking drastic action -- but analysts warn the policy is untenable over time.

Peso crisis is over, says Argentina's Macri

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri said a crisis that saw the country's currency plummet in recent weeks had ended, adding that reducing the budget deficit was a priority for his administration.

Argentina braces for investor flight amid bid to save peso

Buenos Aires - Argentina appeared Tuesday to have halted the slide in the peso after the Central Bank introduced desperate measures to prop up the currency and staunch the flight of capital.The peso had clawed back 0.

Argentine peso takes fresh hit amid uncertainty

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso plummeted to a new low Monday despite government attempts to curb losses in recent weeks by hiking interest rates and shedding billions in foreign reserves.

Argentina peso drops over 6 percent

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso plummeted by more than 6 percent on Monday, sparking new inflation fears for Latin America's third-largest economy.The currency fell 6.6 percent to trade at 25.20 against the dollar as markets opened.

Argentina seeks IMF financing to stabilize economy

Buenos Aires - Argentina opened talks with the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday to seek a financial aid package, 17 years after the country defaulted on its debt and 12 years after cutting ties with the fund.

Argentine peso falls 4.61% in opening trade

Buenos Aires - The Argentine peso fell 4.61 percent in opening trade Tuesday, signaling a return to the volatility that prompted the country's central bank to intervene last week to support the currency.The peso declined to 23.

Argentina raises key rate to 40 pct -- in third hike in a week

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Central Bank on Friday hiked its benchmark interest rate to 40 percent to support the peso, the third such hike in just over a week and one day after the currency plunged in value.

Argentina raises key rate to 40% — in third hike in a week

Buenos Aires - Argentina's central bank hiked its benchmark interest rate to 40 percent on Friday to support the peso after it plunged in value the day before.The bank had raised its key rate to 33.

Greenpeace Argentina boss accused of sexual harassment

Buenos Aires - The executive director of Greenpeace Argentina has been suspended after about 40 former employees signed a document accusing him of discrimination, threats and sexual harassment.

Argentina will not recognize Venezuela vote: Macri

Buenos Aires - Argentina will not recognize the result of next months' Venezuelan presidential election, which is being boycotted by the main opposition parties, President Mauricio Macri said Tuesday.

Beached whale dies despite rescue efforts at Argentina resort

Buenos Aires - A whale that ran aground on a beach in Mar del Plata, Argentina's biggest seaside resort, has died despite rescue efforts to get it back into the sea.

Argentina's Macri backs minister who keeps his millions abroad

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri on Friday backed his under-fire energy minister who admitted keeping his millions outside Argentina because he lacked faith in the economy.

Child footballers 'offered boots and underwear for sex work'

Buenos Aires - Trainee footballers at Argentinian giants Independiente were coaxed into underage prostitution with offers of football boots or even just underwear, a Buenos Aires public prosecutor has said.

Argentines visit graves of loved ones killed in Falklands War

Buenos Aires - Relatives of 90 Argentine soldiers killed in the Falklands War of 1982 paid tribute to them at their graves for the first time Monday, after the previously nameless remains were identified last year.
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