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Return of Argentine Peronism throws shadow over Falklands

Argentina is going to the polls on October 27 with a Peronist politician backed by former president Cristina Kirchner expected to win an outright majority, something that has got Falkland Islanders worried.

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.

IMF's Lipton: To continue support for Argentina's 'difficult situation'

Washington - As protesters jammed the streets of Buenos Aires on Tuesday, acting International Monetary Fund chief David Lipton said the fund will continue to support Argentina through the "challenging times" it faces, but he did not specify when the next injection...

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.

IMF to discuss loan status with Argentina finance minister: official

Washington - IMF officials will meet with the economic team from crisis-hit Argentina later this month to review the status of the country's massive loan program, an IMF spokesman said Thursday.

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.

Renewed crisis in Argentina puts IMF under fire

Washington - Despite a history of many IMF rescue programs, Argentina once again faces a deepening financial crisis, raising questions about whether the Washington-based lender made a mistake in its dealings with Latin America's third largest economy.

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.

City of hope rises from Madagascar garbage site

Antananarivo - When he was six, Liva spent his days rummaging around an enormous landfill overlooking the hills of Madagascar's capital Antananarivo. "You couldn't tell the humans from the pigs and dogs," he recalled.

Peso rallies as Argentina readies IMF debt restructure

Buenos Aires - Argentina's central bank intervened Thursday to shore up the country's beleaguered currency after the government asked the International Monetary Fund to restructure a $57 billion bail-out loan agreed last year.The peso was worth 62.

Argentina asks IMF to restructure debt payments

Buenos Aires - Argentina asked the International Monetary Fund to restructure its debt payments on the $56 billion bail-out loan agreed last year in a bid to calm market turbulence, Finance Minister Hernan Lacunza said Wednesday.

Argentine peso drops on volatile day as IMF visits

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso depreciated by almost 2.5 percent against the dollar on Tuesday, a day after the International Monetary Fund met with presidential election frontrunner Alberto Fernandez.

Argentine court rejects Kirchner bid to throw out corruption case

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court rejected a request from lawyers to throw out a corruption case against former president and current vice presidential candidate Cristina Kirchner.

Russian disqualified from Tango competition over 'punch'

Buenos Aires - A Russian participant in the World Tango Championships in Buenos Aires has been disqualified for violence towards his partner, the organizers said Wednesday.

Argentina's Kirchner leads call to free Brazil's Lula

Buenos Aires - Presidential frontrunner Alberto Fernandez and running-mate Cristina Kirchner led calls by dozens of Argentine personalities Tuesday to free Brazil's jailed leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Peso stability a priority says new Argentine finance minister

Buenos Aires - Argentina's new finance minister made stabilizing the country's battered currency his top priority Tuesday, while still pledging to meet commitments made to the International Monetary Fund, which is sending a team to Buenos Aires.

Presidential frontrunner says Argentina 'virtually' in default

Buenos Aires - The frontrunner in Argentina's presidential race, Alberto Fernandez, said in local press interviews that the country is "virtually" in default and should renegotiate its bailout loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

Argentine economy minister resigns amid deepening crisis

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne resigned Saturday after a week of economic tumult caused by President Mauricio Macri's defeat in a primary poll ahead of a general election.

Fitch, S&P downgrade Argentina's credit rating on rising uncertainty

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso ended a tumultuous week Friday having shed 20 percent in its value against the US dollar as both Fitch and S&P cut the South American country's long-term credit rating, citing increased uncertainty and a rising risk of default.

Argentine peso halts slide, closes up more than 4%

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso halted its slide Thursday, closing up more than four percent following three days of sharp declines as President Mauricio Macri grappled with a crushing political defeat. The rebound, which left the peso at 59.

Argentine peso rebounds after presidential rivals call for calm

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso regained 7.41 percent of its value against the dollar as markets opened on Thursday following three days of sharp declines as President Mauricio Macri grappled with a crushing political defeat.The rebound, which left the peso at 57.

Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A 99-year-old Irishman competing at the World Tango Championships in Argentina has received an ovation for his performance from aficionados at the Buenos Aires venue.

Argentine president announces salary hikes, tax cuts, after poll setback

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced plans for salary hikes and tax cuts Wednesday after voters turned resoundingly against his austerity policies, sparking days of economic turmoil.

Argentine peso on roller coaster after Macri defeat

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso slipped further against the dollar Tuesday while the stock market partially recovered as South America's third-largest economy continued to take a pummeling in the wake of pro-business President Mauricio Macri's crushing defeat in part...

Argentine peso on roller coaster after Macri defeat

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso slipped further against the dollar Tuesday while the stock market partially recovered as South America's third-largest economy continued to take a pummeling in the wake of pro-business President Mauricio Macri's crushing defeat in part...

Argentine frontrunner says Bolsonaro 'misogynist, racist'

Buenos Aires - Argentina's leftist presidential frontrunner, Alberto Fernandez, on Tuesday branded Brazil leader Jair Bolsonaro as "misogynist, racist and violent" in the latest shots of a diplomatic spat between the two South American powers.

Argentina turns back to Peronism in rebuke to Macri

Buenos Aires - Juan Domingo Peron died 45 years ago but his legacy lives on in Argentina where his disciples continue to dominate politics while representing a wide spectrum from left to right.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A bird drinks water from a tank holding aquatic plants.
A boat ride towards the biggest waterfall of the area  La Garganta del Diablo (97m high) on the Arge...
A boat ride towards the biggest waterfall of the area, La Garganta del Diablo (97m high) on the Argentinian side.
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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.
Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar  in 1953.
Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar, in 1953.
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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.
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Result of A. Berni's interests in indigenous culture he studied in a few Latin American countries, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Antonio Berni s vision of Ramona Montiel  MALBA exhibition  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Antonio Berni's vision of Ramona Montiel, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cactus conservatory.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cactus conservatory.
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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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Cathedral of Buenos Aires. The facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral is French-Neoclassical style and has twelve columns representing the twelve apostles of Christ.
Lateral room of the Golden Hall  second Floor of Theatre Colón.
Lateral room of the Golden Hall, second Floor of Theatre Colón.
Iguazu Falls  one of the Seven New Natural Wonders of the World.
Iguazu Falls, one of the Seven New Natural Wonders of the World.
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Screenshot from official Dakar promo video
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Unprotected job in progress in the middle of sidewalk at Avenida de Libertador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
This yet-to-be-named titanosaur is so big  it doesn t entirely fit into one room at the American Mus...
This yet-to-be-named titanosaur is so big, it doesn't entirely fit into one room at the American Museum of Natural History.
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Entrance to the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The exposed-brick English-style mansion in the backgroung houses the garden's administration offices, a museum, a botanical library, and a herbarium.
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Antonio Berni's "La gran tentacion" (1962), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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