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China agrees $9 billion currency swap with Argentina

Buenos Aires - China and Argentina signed a $9 billion currency swap deal to boost the crisis-stricken South American country's foreign currency reserves, its central bank announced Sunday.

Bolsonaro's Brazil clouding EU-Mercosur deal: Macron

Buenos Aires - French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday he would refuse to sign a long-mooted EU-Mercosur trade deal if Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro followed through on his threat to withdraw from the Paris climate pact.

Ukraine attempts anti-Putin protest at G20

Buenos Aires - A Ukraine government plan to embarrass Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit failed Thursday when an Argentine company refused to erect a protest poster outside the meeting.

Macron has no escape from 'yellow vest' at G20 summit

Buenos Aires - Heading to a G20 summit, French President Emmanuel Macron may have hoped for some respite from swelling protests at home that have adopted yellow vests as their emblem.

Macri greets G20 leaders as he battles economic crisis

Buenos Aires - Argentina may be putting on its best face to welcome the world's most powerful leaders, but Friday's G20 summit finds host President Mauricio Macri grappling with a crippling economic crisis that is expected to generate mass protests during the meetin...

Rights group urges Argentina to charge Saudi crown prince at G20

Buenos Aires - Human Rights Watch has urged Argentine prosecutors to consider bringing criminal charges against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is due to join world leaders in Buenos Aires this week for the G20 summit.

Argentina's hooligans: the endless cycle of football violence

Buenos Aires - The embarrassing postponement of the Copa Libertadores final thrust Argentina's hooligan problem back into the spotlight, as well as society's acceptance that it is part of football fan culture, analysts say.

Amid trade tumult, Argentina wants G20 to find path forward

Washington - With international tensions on trade set to come to a head at the Group of 20 summit, host Argentina is hoping to find agreement on improving global stability, even if deep disagreements remain.

Argentine submarine wreck found one year after disappearance

Mar Del Plata - The crushed wreck of an Argentine submarine has been located one year after it vanished into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean with 44 crew members, in the country's worst naval disaster in decades.

Wreck of Argentine submarine found year after going missing: navy

Buenos Aires - The wreckage of an Argentine navy submarine that exploded and disappeared one year ago with 44 crew on board was located in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, the navy said.

Argentines suffer as government austerity budget passes

Buenos Aires - In the Buenos Aires metro, Roberto stands in his empty snack bar and shrugs as people hurry past. He knows the problem: "There's simply no money," he says.

Argentina's Senate approves austerity budget

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate on Thursday gave final approval to an unpopular austerity budget designed to meet the stiff requirements of a $56 billion International Monetary Fund bailout.

A year on, families grieve for Argentina's missing submariners

Mar Del Plata - Yolanda Mendiola turns up every morning to join other grieving mothers in a forlorn protest at the home base of a missing Argentine submarine.

Paleontologists discover new sauropod species in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A team of Spanish and Argentine paleontologists have discovered the remains of a dinosaur that lived 110 million years ago in the center of the country, the National University of La Matanza revealed Friday.

Uruguay's government asks Congress to approve US troops for G20

Montevideo - Uruguay's government asked Congress on Friday to allow US troops to stay in country during the upcoming G20 meeting in neighboring Argentina, due to be attended by the US and Russian leaders.

Re-pricing: a business necessity in Argentina's economic crisis

Buenos Aires - Argentina's currency woes may be forcing many businesses to close but for some entrepreneurs today's economic climate has merely turned them into price jugglers in order to keep afloat.

Agri-business lifts Argentine economy, amid tax ire

San Antonio De Areco - Federico Zerboni gazes out from his 4x4 as it rumbles across the pampas, fertile fields of rapeseed and soybean visible as far as the eye can see.

New generation of Latin American tech 'unicorns' making mark

Montevideo - Nubank is the online bank with the greatest number of clients outside of Asia.

IMF board approves increased loan package for Argentina

Washington - The International Monetary Fund executive board on Friday approved an increased loan package for Argentina worth $56 billion to help stabilize the crisis-battered country's economy and currency.The IMF said the approval released $5.

IMF board approves $56 bn loan package for Argentina

Washington - The International Monetary Fund executive board on Friday approved a $56 billion loan package for Argentina to help stabilize the crisis-battered country's economy.The IMF said the approval released $5.7 billion to the government immediately.

Tensions as Argentina's lower house passes austerity budget

Buenos Aires - Lawmakers in Argentina's lower house of Congress on Thursday approved an unpopular austerity budget designed to meet the stiff requirements of a $57 billion International Monetary Fund bailout.

Argentine lawmakers approve austerity budget 

Buenos Aires - The lower house of Argentina's Congress approved Thursday an unpopular austerity budget designed to meet the requirements of a $57-billion IMF bailout.

Argentine lawmakers approve austerity budget 

Buenos Aires - The lower house of Argentina's Congress approved Thursday an unpopular austerity budget designed to meet the requirements of a $57 billion IMF bailout.

Police use tear gas to disperse Argentina budget protests

Buenos Aires - Protests against Argentine President Mauricio Macri's draft austerity budget turned violent Wednesday as police clashed with demonstrators outside the Congress building in Buenos Aires.

Kirchner's son in court over Argentine corruption scandal

Buenos Aires - The son of Argentine ex-president Cristina Kirchner appeared in court Tuesday to testify as a suspect in the "corruption notebooks" scandal in which his mother is accused of receiving tens of millions of dollars in bribes.

Chile denies a glacier spat has chilled ties to Argentina

Santiago - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Saturday insisted he had no problem with Argentina despite its claim to extensive Patagonian glaciers along the joint but unmarked border.

From the subway to the orchestra, the virtuoso sound of Venezuela's exiles

Buenos Aires - The lights dim and the musicians start tuning the instruments they cared for along the arduous journey across South America, from Venezuela to Argentina, where they are about to perform their first concert.

Surviving in Argentina as crisis causes layoffs

Buenos Aires - Bruno Di Mauro spends his days in a tent in front of the laboratory where he used to work, hoping that one day it will resume its activities and give him back his livelihood."It's very distressing.

IMF to reopen office in Argentina

New York - The International Monetary Fund said Monday it has decided to reopen an office in Argentina, six years after leaving.

Ex-minister jailed over deadly train crash in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A former transport minister has been jailed for almost six years in Argentina for his role in a 2012 train crash that killed 51 people, court officials said on Wednesday.
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Entry to MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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A cattle market in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Jorge Royan
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Piles of garbage and people sifting through it after the businesses closing hours in the city centre (Rua Peru and Av. de Mayo), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aerial view of Perito Moreno taken two weeks before collapse of glacier in 2004
Aerial view of Perito Moreno taken two weeks before collapse of glacier in 2004
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Cathedral of Buenos Aires. Two pulpits with octagonal, pyramid-shape top and bottom are located in the columns next to the main altar. They were carved by Spanish artist Juan A. Gaspar between 1789 and 1790. The Main altarpiece in Rococo style was carved in wood by Spanish sculptor Isidro Lorea in 1785.
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Graciela Camano slapping Carlos Kunkel.
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Nice shading spot under the trees of Plaza San Martin park, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Sculptural group in white Carrara marble by Italian sculptor J...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Sculptural group in white Carrara marble by Italian sculptor Juan De Pari. The sculpture of remarkable beauty shows the the awakening of two girls, one standing and one kneeling.
A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
Martin St-Amant
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A bird drinks water from a tank holding aquatic plants.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A bird drinks water from a tank holding aquatic plants.
Paraphysornis brasiliensis  a terror bird from the Early Miocene of Brazil.
Paraphysornis brasiliensis, a terror bird from the Early Miocene of Brazil.
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Everlasting and everywhere existing jobs in progress on sidewalks of Buenos Aires, Argentina. This one on Rua de Peru, close to Av. de Mayo.
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Antonio Berni's "La gran tentacion" (1962), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The Radisson Hotel, Concon, offers accomodation right on the rockeries.
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Antonio Berni's matrix as a starting point for the final product shown in the picture above, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
St. Isidore Cathedral  San Isidro  Buenos Aires.
St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
The Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. It is the only glacier than has been growing while almost al...
The Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. It is the only glacier than has been growing while almost all others have been melting.
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