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Argentina couple defy coronavirus to hold virtual wedding

Buenos Aires - When Argentine couple Diego Aspitia and Sofia Cuggino got engaged to be married a year ago, they set a date in March, but like countless others across the globe, their wedding fell victim to the coronavirus lockdown.

Crisis-hit Argentines fear for the future over virus

Buenos Aires - Argentines knew 2020 would be a tough year as the country struggles to pay off its debts, but no one could have imagined that a pandemic would also leave people locked up in their own homes.

Argentina, Colombia, Peru to isolate travelers from virus-hit nations

Buenos Aires - Argentina, Colombia and Peru on Wednesday announced that travelers from the countries worst-affected by the new coronavirus would be isolated on arrival.

Argentina farmers announce strike after soya exports tax hike

Buenos Aires - Argentina's farmers announced on Thursday a four-day strike after the government of President Alberto Fernandez increased tariffs on soya exports just three months after already hitting the agricultural sector with higher taxes.

Children die of malnutrition in northern Argentina

Salta - In parched and dusty villages in northern Argentina, children have been dying of hunger and disease linked to a lack of clean water and nutrition, despite living in one of Latin America's richest economies.

Argentina braces anew for abortion battle

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Alberto Fernandez will fulfill an election pledge next week when he brings a bill before Congress aiming to legalize abortion, setting off the latest salvos in a debate that has bitterly divided the traditionally Catholic South Amer...

Argentina agrees to IMF talks aimed at new financing program

Buenos Aires - Argentina and the IMF announced Saturday that they have agreed to start talks aimed at reaching a new financing agreement for the heavily indebted South American nation.

Argentina faces race against time to renegotiate debt

Buenos Aires - Backed by the IMF, Argentina is looking to renegotiate its debt but it faces a race against time to secure short term relief.

Thousands of women rally for abortion law in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Thousands of women, many sporting the green scarves that have become the symbol of Argentina's abortion rights movement, rallied in Buenos Aires on Wednesday to campaign for a new bill to legalize abortion.

Argentine rallies demand justice for youth's rugby-club killers

Buenos Aires - Thousands of people rallied outside Argentina's Congress on Tuesday to demand justice for the killers of an 18-year-old month after he was savagely beaten to death by a group of young rugby players.

IMF begins debt talks in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Recession-hit Argentina opened talks Wednesday with a team from the IMF, seeking relief from what President Alberto Fernandez says is an unsustainable foreign debt.

IMF due in Argentina for debt restructuring talks

Buenos Aires - Recession-hit Argentina opens talks this week with a team from the IMF, seeking relief from what President Alberto Fernandez says is an unsustainable foreign debt.

Argentina postpones 'unsustainable' bond repayment

Buenos Aires - Recession-hit Argentina said on Tuesday it was postponing the payment of a bond after failed attempts to exchange it for other securities.

Bolivia's Morales travels to Cuba for medical treatment

Buenos Aires - Former Bolivia leader Evo Morales traveled to Cuba from Buenos Aires on Monday for medical treatment, Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez said."I believe he needs treatment and had to travel.

Global warming to blame for hottest day in Argentine Antarctica

Buenos Aires - Global warming is to blame for Argentine Antarctica recording its hottest day since readings began, Greenpeace said on Friday.Temperatures climbed to 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.

Argentine government struggling to reduce poverty and debt

Tigre - With Argentina suffocated by debt, the government has turned to food stamps, price controls and popular markets to alleviate the suffering of its 10 million poor, but there are no guarantees these measures will stem the ravages of recession.

Argentine Senate passes debt-restructuring bill

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate passed a bill on Wednesday granting the government wide powers in restructuring the country's colossal debt.

Argentine anti-corruption judge and Kirchner nemesis dies

Buenos Aires - Claudio Bonadio, the federal judge who led a series of corruption investigations against former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner, died on Tuesday at the age of 64, sources close to him said.

Argentina president to head off on European tour to discuss debt

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Alberto Fernandez will begin his first tour of Europe on Wednesday with a visit to the Vatican, after which he will concentrate on trying to renegotiate the South American country's burdensome national debt.

Exiled Morales's candidate returning to Bolivia for campaign

Buenos Aires - Luis Arce, the candidate for Evo Morales's Movement for Socialism party, said he would return to Bolivia Tuesday from exile in Mexico to begin campaigning for May 3 presidential election.
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