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Argentines in mass protest against layoffs

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of Argentines marched in a noisy protest Friday against job cuts imposed under President Mauricio Macri's economic reforms.The demonstration virtually brought central Buenos Aires to a standstill amid a din of drums and chants.

Dance ban pulls rug from under Buenos Aires partygoers

Buenos Aires - A party-pooper Argentine judge on Friday banned all "commercial dancing with live or recorded music" in Buenos Aires, possibly making even wedding receptions illegal.

Gallery of fake paintings opens in Argentina

Buenos Aires - The paintings in Buenos Aires' newest gallery may look like the work of great artists, but they are actually rip-offs -- and the exhibition's organizers want you to know it.

Protest planned to support Argentine woman jailed for miscarriage

Buenos Aires - Women's and abortion rights groups will march Thursday demanding the release of a woman sentenced to eight years in jail following a miscarriage.

South American floods kill 12, force mass evacuations

Buenos Aires - Severe storms and flooding across South America's "southern cone" have killed at least 12 people and forced thousands to evacuate, with more bad weather on the way.

Back from financial 'darkness', Argentina borrows $16.5 bn

Buenos Aires - Argentina borrowed $16.5 billion on Tuesday in its triumphant return to international credit markets 15 years after a disastrous default, the government said.

Five dead at Argentina music festival took 'toxic' drugs

Buenos Aires - "Toxic" drugs killed five young partygoers at a dance music festival in Argentina, authorities and experts said Sunday.

Five dead 'from drugs' at Argentina dance music event

Buenos Aires - Five young people died and five others were in critical condition after apparently taking drugs at an international electronic music festival in the Argentine capital, emergency responders said Saturday.

Argentina ex-leader Kirchner in court over dodgy dollar claims

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner rejected Wednesday fraud accusations against her as a political plot by the new conservative government, which is separately implicated in the "Panama Papers" scandal.

Taxi drivers block streets in Buenos Aires after Uber launch

Buenos Aires - Uber, the smartphone app that connects riders and drivers, launched Tuesday in Buenos Aires without authorization, triggering protests by taxi drivers who blocked major avenues and snarled traffic.

Kirchner returns to Buenos Aires to face fraud accusations

Buenos Aires - Thousands of supporters greeted Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner as she returned to Buenos Aires on Monday to face corruption allegations.

Kirchner expected in Buenos Aires to face fraud accusations

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of supporters are expected to rally in Buenos Aires Monday, when former president Cristina Kirchner returns to the Argentine capital to face the first of an expanding series of corruption allegations against her.

Argentine prosecutor probing ex-president Kirchner: Reports

Buenos Aires - Argentine former president Cristina Kirchner, who only just left office after eight years in power, could be investigated for alleged money laundering, local media reported Saturday.

Argentine president denies 'malicious omission' after Panama leak

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri said Thursday he made no "malicious omission" from his mandatory asset declarations as a public official, after the so-called Panama Papers revealed his offshore financial interests.

Argentine president faces probe over Panama Papers

Buenos Aires - A federal prosecutor in Argentina opened an investigation Thursday into President Mauricio Macri's financial dealings via two offshore firms revealed in the so-called Panama Papers leaks.

Argentina opposition attack president on Panama Papers

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri's opponents attacked him Tuesday over his involvement in two offshore companies after his name appeared in the so-called Panama Papers leaks.

President, footballers among LatAm names in Panama Papers

Buenos Aires - Argentina's new president Mauricio Macri, star footballer Lionel Messi and a key player in Brazil's political crisis are among the prominent Latin Americans caught up in the revelations of international tax fraud from the Panama Papers leaks.

Argentine Senate to vote on settling big foreign debts

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate prepared to vote Wednesday on a deal to repay disgruntled creditors, as the government seeks to end a 15-year US court battle over a catastrophic debt default.

Falklands rejects Argentine claims over UN maritime ruling

Buenos Aires - The Falkland Islands on Tuesday rejected Argentina's claims that a maritime border judgment by UN experts had strengthened its hand against Britain in their dispute over the South Atlantic territory.

Argentine cleaner's double life as prize-winning writer

Buenos Aires - When the Buenos Aires subway closes at night, Enrique Ferrari goes underground to mop the platforms -- and to polish his next thriller.The Argentine station cleaner, 44, with bags under his eyes, is also a prize-winning crime novelist.
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