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South American bloc calls for Venezuela elections

Santa Fe - South American trade bloc Mercosur called for "free, fair and transparent presidential elections, as soon as possible" in Venezuela, at its summit in Argentina on Wednesday.

Presidential candidate testifies in Kirchner Iran cover-up case

Buenos Aires - Argentine presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez testified Wednesday in a case against his running mate and former president Cristina Kirchner, who is accused of covering for Iran over a bomb attack on a Jewish center.

Former Argentine president De la Rua dead at 81

Buenos Aires - Argentine former head of state Fernando de la Rua -- who was famously evacuated by helicopter from the presidential palace during the 2001 economic crisis -- died Tuesday in Buenos Aires at the age of 81.

Former Argentine president de la Rua dead at 81

Buenos Aires - Argentine former head of state Fernando de la Rua -- who was famously evacuated by helicopter from the presidential palace during the 2001 economic crisis -- died Tuesday in Buenos Aires at the age of 81.

Argentina's new poor sink deeper amid recession

Buenos Aires - Like many Argentines, Daniel Roger and his family found themselves slipping down the social ladder over the past year to join the one-third of their compatriots living below the poverty line.

Argentina opens probe into blackout causes

Buenos Aires - Argentina announced an inquiry into the causes of a massive blackout that left nearly 50 million people without power as Energy Minister Gustavo Lopetegui admitted Monday it may take two weeks for the full picture to emerge.

Argentina opens probe into blackout causes

Buenos Aires - Argentina has opened an inquiry into what caused a massive blackout that left nearly 50 million people without power, Energy Minister Gustavo Lopetegui said Monday.

Argentina, Uruguay restore power after massive blackout

Buenos Aires - Electricity services have been restored to all of Argentina and Uruguay following a massive blackout that left around 48 million people without power on Sunday, authorities said.

Massive power outage hits Argentina, Uruguay: power companies

Buenos Aires - A massive outage blacked out Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday, leaving both South American countries without electricity, power companies said.

Argentine ex-minister jailed for hiding $9 million in convent

Buenos Aires - A court on Wednesday sentenced former Argentine minister Jose Lopez to six years in prison after he was caught by police trying to hide bags stuffed with $9 million in cash at a Buenos Aires convent.

Argentina's Macri names surprise VP candidate

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri surprised Argentines on Tuesday by naming a former ally of his arch-rival Cristina Kirchner as his vice-presidential candidate in October's general election.

Argentina, Brazil say free trade accord with EU at hand

Buenos Aires - The presidents of Argentina and Brazil said Thursday that an agreement is imminent on a free trade agreement between the European Union and the South American trading bloc Mercosur.

Argentina's women protest for legal abortion, against violence

Buenos Aires - Thousands of Argentine protesters flooded the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday in a show of force for the abortion rights movement, and to denounce violence against women.

General strike against inflation paralyzes Argentina

Buenos Aires - Opponents of Argentina's President Mauricio Macri launched a 24-hour strike on Wednesday to protest the government's inability to reduce inflation that has reached 55 percent over the past year.

Activists in Argentina launch new bid to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - Lawmakers in Argentina launched a fresh bid to legalize abortion on Tuesday, presenting a new bill to Congress and resuming a battle that has divided the homeland of Pope Francis ahead of October's general election.

AFP part of alliance to combat fake news in Argentina election

Buenos Aires - AFP and Argentine fact-checker Chequeado are among 85 media outlets and organizations to launch Reverso, the largest global alliance against electoral disinformation, ahead of the South American country's October poll.

Argentine police probed after youths killed in chase

Buenos Aires - A dozen Argentine police officers have been suspended pending a probe into the deaths of four young people during a chase in which shots were fired into their car, officials said Thursday.

Kirchner corruption trial opens in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner listened to the charges against her on Tuesday in the first hearing of a corruption trial that will unfold as the country heads towards general elections in October.

Kirchner corruption trial opens in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner arrived in court Tuesday for the start of a corruption trial that will unfold as the country heads towards general elections in October.

Argentina surprise: Kirchner to seek vice presidency

Buenos Aires - With polls giving her strong support ahead of October elections, former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner made the surprise announcement Saturday that she will seek the vice presidency.
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