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Aung San Suu Kyi named in Argentine lawsuit over crimes against Rohingya

Buenos Aires - Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named Wednesday in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis.

Goat farmers at climate change frontline in Argentina's wine belt

Malargue - In a vast valley at the foot of the Andes, Antonio Sazo counts his goats, having ushered them down mountain slopes in the south of the Argentine province of Mendoza, where climate change forces them higher every year in order to graze.

Kirchner or Fernandez? Who's really going to run Argentina?

Buenos Aires - Alberto Fernandez has just been elected president of Argentina but before even taking charge he faces suggestions that he is a puppet for ex-president Cristina Kirchner.

Argentina tightens exchange controls to stem capital flight

Buenos Aires - Argentina introduced strict exchange controls Monday to preserve depleting reserves as president-elect Alberto Fernandez and incumbent Mauricio Macri held talks, seeking to reassure investors over the country's impending swing from market-friendly poli...

More than Tango, Messi or Malbec: understanding Argentina

Buenos Aires - Resource-rich Argentina derived its name from the Latin for silver, but its real wealth has come from agriculture, earning it the nickname "breadbasket of the world" at the beginning of the 20th Century.

In the streets: Argentina's homeless talk about economic crisis

Buenos Aires - The streets of Buenos Aires offer a glimpse at how the worst economic crisis to hit Argentina in nearly two decades -- a major issue in Sunday's presidential election -- is affecting everyday people.

Moderate Peronist Fernandez closes in on Argentine presidency

Buenos Aires - Alberto Fernandez has been a discreet backroom operator throughout a long career in Argentine politics, but all that could change after Sunday's elections.

Macri, millionaire president facing heave in Argentina election

Buenos Aires - Critics of Mauricio Macri say he has floated above the maelstrom of Argentina's economic crisis during his four-year presidency, concerned but untouched, protected by a life of privilege to which he will return.

Leftist Fernandez leads in Argentine poll

Buenos Aires - Argentina's leftist presidential frontrunner Alberto Fernandez surged into a stong lead over business-friendly incumbent Maurico Macri in Sunday┬┤s election, exit polls said, though it was too early to know if he had won an outright first round victory...

Farmers fear leftist return in Argentina

Ramallo - Record grain harvests were a much needed boon to Argentine agribusiness this year, but farmers here see trouble ahead if leftist Peronist candidate Alberto Fernandez wins Sunday's presidential election.

River Plate reach Copa Libertadores final despite Boca loss

Buenos Aires - Defending champions River Plate booked a place in the final of the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday despite losing a tense semi-final to rivals Boca Juniors at a packed Bombonera in Buenos Aires.

Evangelical churches gain ground in Pope's crisis-hit Argentina

Buenos Aires - The pastor's voice bellows through an old converted cinema in a rundown Buenos Aires barrio and hundreds of hands reach out in prayer.

No love lost in 'Tinder K' support for Argentina's Kirchner

Buenos Aires - They say opposites attract but it doesn't seem so for many Argentine members of Tinder K, a closed Facebook dating group drawn together by a shared vision of the perfect romantic partner: single, Peronist and Kirchnerist.

Protest in Argentina turns creative with Evitas, flash-mobs and fruit

Buenos Aires - Women dressed as Eva Peron, old political anthems blaring in the streets, flash-mobs with step-perfect choreography -- it's all part of the present day cut and thrust of politics in Buenos Aires.

Argentina ex-president Kirchner to be tried for fourth time

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner is to stand trial for a fourth time on corruption charges, even as the leftist opposition leader vies for the position of vice president in elections next month.

Strikes as recession squeezes Argentina's oil-rich south

Comodoro Rivadavia - Shuttered schools, hospital services pared back to a minimum, officials on strike -- Argentina's southern oil-producing province of Chubut is a microcosm of the country's crippling economic crisis.

Argentine lawmakers approve emergency food bill

Buenos Aires - Argentine lawmakers on Thursday unanimously approved a draft emergency food law to free up resources for social programs amid a worsening economic crisis.

Argentinian protesters occupy Buenos Aires over food crisis

Buenos Aires - Several thousand protesters camped Wednesday in downtown Buenos Aires to demand Argentina declare a food emergency as the economic crisis deepened just weeks ahead of the presidential election.

Food on the table the priority for poor Argentines

Buenos Aires - The giant pots simmering in Dagna Aiva's kitchen explain the long line of people outside her house located in a gritty district of southern Buenos Aires, where Argentina's economic crisis is hitting locals hard.

Middle class feels the squeeze in debt-wracked Argentina

Buenos Aires - Facing mounting piles of credit card debt, unpaid medical bills and private school fees, Argentina's cash-strapped middle class, much like the state itself, is facing its own debt default.
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