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Morales says he respects Bolivian interim leader's election bid

Buenos Aires - Bolivia's ex-president Evo Morales said Saturday he respects interim leader Jeanine Anez's decision to run in the May 3 election and called for a free and fair vote."It is her right," Morales told reporters in Argentina, where he lives in exile.

Ex economy minister is Morales party pick in Bolivia president race

Buenos Aires - Luis Arce, credited with steering Bolivia through years of economic growth, will be a presidential candidate in May elections, Bolivia's exiled former leader Evo Morales said on Sunday.

Argentines remember prosecutor killed while probing attack on Jews

Buenos Aires - Argentines paid tribute Saturday to a prosecutor on the fifth anniversary of his unsolved death while probing the bombing of a Jewish community center -- an attack in which he alleged a presidential cover-up to shield Iran in exchange for trade.

Netflix docuseries revives debate over Argentine prosecutor's death

Buenos Aires - Five years after the mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman after he accused then-president Cristina Kirchner of a cover-up in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, a Netflix documentary has revived debate in the country still bitterly ...

Dying has become a luxury in crisis-ridden Argentina

Buenos Aires - No one can escape Argentina's biggest economic crisis in almost two decades -- not even the dead. The cost of buying, renting and maintaining graves and tombs is so high that many people opt to cremate their loved ones instead.

Argentine president expresses doubt over mysterious prosecutor death

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said on Thursday he doubts that a prosecutor who died two days after accusing former president Cristina Kirchner of a cover up in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center committed suicide.

Morales claims US orchestrated 'coup' to tap Bolivia's lithium

Buenos Aires - Former Bolivia president Evo Morales told AFP on Tuesday that he was forced from office by a United States-backed coup d'etat aimed at gaining access to the South American country's vast lithium resources.

Argentina approves economic measures aimed at ending crisis

Buenos Aires - Argentina's center-left government approved on Monday a package of emergency measures aimed at lifting the South American country out of its worst economic crisis in years.

Argentina is in 'virtual default' says president

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez said Sunday the South American country is in virtual default and compared the situation with the 2001 crisis -- the worst in its recent history.

Argentine Senate passes emergency economic law

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate Saturday approved an emergency economic package announced by the new center-left government to try to lift the country out of crisis.

Fernandez's economic emergency plan passes Argentina's lower house

Buenos Aires - New Argentina President Alberto Fernandez's economic reform plan passed the lower house of parliament on Friday after it voted to declare an economic emergency in the South American country.

Bitter start to Christmas for Argentina's middle class

Buenos Aires - Argentina's lurch to the left under new President Alberto Fernandez is proving a bitter pill to swallow for much of the middle class, with the wallet-draining Christmas season in full swing.

Exiled Morales convinced his party will win Bolivia election

Buenos Aires - Evo Morales may be in exile in Argentina but the former Bolivia president said on Tuesday he was convinced his socialist party would win next year's general election, even without him.

New leftist Argentine government announces tax hikes

Buenos Aires - Argentina's new leftist government announced Tuesday a 30 percent tax on foreign currency purchases and a six-month freeze on public utility prices as part of a raft of measures to boost growth.

Suspect in 'dirty war' murder extradited to Argentina

Buenos Aires - An Argentine ex-police officer linked to the murder of hundreds of people during the country's "dirty war" arrived in Buenos Aires on Monday, after France extradited him to face trial over the disappearance of a student.

Morales arrives in Argentina to seek asylum

Buenos Aires - Bolivia's exiled ex-president Evo Morales arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday where Argentina's new leftist government of President Alberto Fernandez has granted him asylum.Morales "has just landed at Ezeiza (airport).

Morales arrives in Argentina to seek asylum

Buenos Aires - Bolivia's exiled ex-president Evo Morales arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday where he is to seek political asylum, Argentina's Foreign Minister Felipe Sola announced.Morales "has just landed at Ezeiza (airport).

Sandoval: the 'butcher' of the Argentine dictatorship

Buenos Aires - Argentine former police officer Mario Sandoval, who was arrested in France on Wednesday, is wanted for crimes against humanity, and torture in connection with the country's "dirty war.

New president vows to put Argentines before debt repayments

Buenos Aires - Center-leftist Alberto Fernandez vowed to put his people first ahead of debt repayments after he was sworn in as Argentina's president Tuesday to singing and applause from lawmakers and supporters.

Fernandez takes office as Argentina shifts to the left

Buenos Aires - Argentina's incoming president Alberto Fernandez takes office Tuesday having pledged to put Argentina "back on its feet" but he faces a tough task due to recession, high inflation and rising unemployment and poverty.
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