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U.S.-trained bankers pack new Argentine cabinet: Press

Buenos Aires - Argentina's president-elect Mauricio Macri has named US-educated bankers and big business executives to key posts in a cabinet he vows will revive the economy, officials and media reports said Wednesday.

Argentina daily shocks with call to scrap 'dirty war' trials

Buenos Aires - A newspaper in Argentina has sparked outrage by urging the incoming government to end trials of people accused of crimes against humanity during the 1976-1983 dictatorship's "dirty war" on dissidents.

Macri, from Boca football ground to president's palace

Buenos Aires - Argentina's president-to-be Mauricio Macri oversaw a golden age for football team Boca Juniors as club chairman, which catapulted him into a political career to the top.

Free-market Argentine leader faces tricky tango in power

Buenos Aires - He celebrated his election victory by dancing like it was his wedding, but Argentina's president-elect Mauricio Macri has no time for a political honeymoon, analysts say.

Divided Argentina awakes to post-Kirchner era

Buenos Aires - Argentina's new pro-market president-elect Mauricio Macri on Monday promised deep change in Latin America's third-biggest economy and urged unity after his narrow election win laid bare the country's divisions.

Pro-market Macri wins Argentina presidency: Early results

Buenos Aires - Argentines elected pro-market leader Mauricio Macri as their new president on Sunday, early official results showed, breaking with 12 years of leftist rule in Latin America's third-biggest economy.

End-of-era Argentina votes on economy, political shift

Buenos Aires - Argentines voted Sunday in an unprecedented presidential runoff that could end 12 years of leftist government and see the pro-market opposition seize command of Latin America's third-biggest economy.

Voting Argentines want big change for their dollars

Buenos Aires - "Change! Cambio, cambiooo!" chants a rhythmic voice on Calle Florida, a busy pedestrian shopping street in central Buenos Aires. "Dollars!"It is the day before a presidential election in Argentina, but this is not a cry for political reform.

Bomb threats at human rights site before Argentine vote

Buenos Aires - Police in Argentina evacuated a historically sensitive human rights center after it received bomb threats on Friday, two days before a potentially transformative presidential election.

Argentina's Scioli, a sportsman and survivor... so far

Buenos Aires - Argentine presidential hopeful Daniel Scioli is a former powerboating champion, a sports fanatic, a skilled politician and above all a survivor -- at least, he has been so far.

Mauricio Macri, free marketeer eyeing upset in Argentina vote

Buenos Aires - His rivals dismiss him as a spoiled elitist, but former football executive Mauricio Macri has united diverse political forces in Argentina, where he could win the presidency on Sunday.

Argentina vote heralds political, economic shake-up

Buenos Aires - Argentines decide Sunday whether to end years of leftist government in a run-off vote that could see the pro-business opposition seize command of Latin America's third-biggest economy.

Campaigns wind up in tense Argentina election

General Levalle - Noisy rallies Thursday marked the end of weeks of campaigning in Argentina's first ever presidential run-off, which could see a pro-business right-winger end 12 years of leftist government.

Argentine opposition candidate ahead in polls as runoff nears

Buenos Aires - Argentine opposition candidate Mauricio Macri holds an eight-point lead over ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli in the run-up to next weekend's presidential runoff, said a poll released Saturday.

Argentine candidate Macri pledges to end bond fight

Buenos Aires - Argentine presidential challenger Mauricio Macri said Tuesday that he will end the country's long debt battle with US hedge funds if he wins the runoff vote on November 22.

Argentina study: 85% of tampons contaminated with glyphosate

La Plata - A new study conducted in Argentina has found that the vast majority of tampons, sanitary pads and sterile cotton products sold in the country are contaminated with glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, ruled to be a carcinogen by the WHO.

Argentina presidential hopefuls ready for tough runoff

Buenos Aires - The chosen successor of Argentina's Kirchner dynasty, Daniel Scioli, readied Monday for a tough fight with conservative rival Mauricio Macri as election results showed the pair heading neck-and-neck into the country's first-ever presidential runoff.

Argentina's next president: Scioli or Macri?

Buenos Aires - Argentina's next president will be decided in a run-off election on November 22 between Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli and Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri.

Argentine presidential vote heads to runoff

Buenos Aires - Argentina's presidential election is headed for a November 22 runoff between incumbent Cristina Kirchner's chosen successor Daniel Scioli and conservative rival Mauricio Macri, results indicated Monday.

Argentines vote for president, ending Kirchner dynasty

Buenos Aires - Argentines voted for their next president Sunday, bringing a curtain down on 12 years under power couple Nestor and Cristina Kirchner.
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