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Brazil's Bolsonaro urges Mercosur to push on with reforms

Bento Gon - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday urged South America's four-nation trade bloc Mercosur to push ahead with reforms "without accepting ideological setbacks," in a swipe at Argentina's incoming leftist government.

Kirchner in court days before assuming Argentine vice-presidency

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner appeared in court Monday to give evidence in a corruption trial in which she is charged with diverting public funds, just a week before she returns to the country's government as vice president.

Kirchner in court days before assuming Argentine vice-presidency

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner arrived in court Monday to give evidence in a corruption trial in which she is charged with diverting public funds, just a week before she returns to the country's government as vice president.

US re-imposes steel, aluminum tariffs on Brazil, Argentina

Rio De Janeiro - US President Donald Trump on Monday announced plans to reimpose tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina, hitting back at what he called their "unfair" policies.

Argentina's president-elect rejects remaining IMF money

Buenos Aires - Argentina's leftist president-elect Alberto Fernandez said Tuesday he would renounce the remaining $11 billion tranche of the country's International Monetary Fund loan as soon as he takes office next month.

Priests who abused deaf children get 40-year jail terms in Argentina

Mendoza - Two Roman Catholic priests were each sentenced to more than 40 years in prison in Argentina for the sexual abuse, including rape, of deaf children, a court in the western city of Mendoza ruled Monday.

Argentine priests who abused deaf children get 40-year jail terms

Mendoza - Two Roman Catholic priests were each sentenced to more than 40 years in prison in Argentina for sexually abusing deaf children, a court in the western city of Mendoza ruled Monday.

Argentina's leftist president-elect reignites abortion debate

Buenos Aires - The inauguration of Argentina's president-elect Alberto Fernandez next month has reignited a debate over the legalization of abortion, a year after conservatives narrowly blocked its decriminalization, leaving the country bitterly divided over the issu...

Aung San Suu Kyi named in Argentine lawsuit over crimes against Rohingya

Buenos Aires - Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named Wednesday in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis.

Goat farmers at climate change frontline in Argentina's wine belt

Malargue - In a vast valley at the foot of the Andes, Antonio Sazo counts his goats, having ushered them down mountain slopes in the south of the Argentine province of Mendoza, where climate change forces them higher every year in order to graze.

Kirchner or Fernandez? Who's really going to run Argentina?

Buenos Aires - Alberto Fernandez has just been elected president of Argentina but before even taking charge he faces suggestions that he is a puppet for ex-president Cristina Kirchner.

Former Falklands foes swap statuettes at Vatican

Vatican City - Argentine and British bishops exchanged statuettes of the Virgin Mary in a powerful sign of reconciliation 37 years after the Falklands War between the two nations, in a ceremony on Wednesday led by Pope Francis.

Argentina tightens exchange controls to stem capital flight

Buenos Aires - Argentina introduced strict exchange controls Monday to preserve depleting reserves as president-elect Alberto Fernandez and incumbent Mauricio Macri held talks, seeking to reassure investors over the country's impending swing from market-friendly poli...

IMF chief: 'We look forward to engaging' with new Argentina govt

Washington - International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva on Monday congratulated Alberto Fernandez, winner of Argentina's presidential elections, and vowed to work with his government to stabilize the economy"We look forward to engaging with his administ...

More than Tango, Messi or Malbec: understanding Argentina

Buenos Aires - Resource-rich Argentina derived its name from the Latin for silver, but its real wealth has come from agriculture, earning it the nickname "breadbasket of the world" at the beginning of the 20th Century.

In the streets: Argentina's homeless talk about economic crisis

Buenos Aires - The streets of Buenos Aires offer a glimpse at how the worst economic crisis to hit Argentina in nearly two decades -- a major issue in Sunday's presidential election -- is affecting everyday people.

Moderate Peronist Fernandez closes in on Argentine presidency

Buenos Aires - Alberto Fernandez has been a discreet backroom operator throughout a long career in Argentine politics, but all that could change after Sunday's elections.

Macri, millionaire president facing heave in Argentina election

Buenos Aires - Critics of Mauricio Macri say he has floated above the maelstrom of Argentina's economic crisis during his four-year presidency, concerned but untouched, protected by a life of privilege to which he will return.

Leftist Fernandez leads in Argentine poll

Buenos Aires - Argentina's leftist presidential frontrunner Alberto Fernandez surged into a stong lead over business-friendly incumbent Maurico Macri in Sunday´s election, exit polls said, though it was too early to know if he had won an outright first round victory...

Farmers fear leftist return in Argentina

Ramallo - Record grain harvests were a much needed boon to Argentine agribusiness this year, but farmers here see trouble ahead if leftist Peronist candidate Alberto Fernandez wins Sunday's presidential election.

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.
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The trees in the Plaza Embajada de Israel in Buenos Aires, Argentina in memory of those killed in the Israeli embassy bombing
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St. Isidore Cathedral  San Isidro  Buenos Aires.
St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
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Colourful houses in La Boca, all tourists' destination in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Cathedral of Buenos Aires. Interior of the Cathedral and the central nave seen from the entrance towards the main altar. Both the main altarpiece and the pulpits date from the late 18th century.
Epecuén  a spa resort and tourist village in Argentina  which was covered in water 25 years ago and...
Epecuén, a spa resort and tourist village in Argentina, which was covered in water 25 years ago and is gradually coming up for air.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. One of the many cats living in the garden uses a pedestal as a...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. One of the many cats living in the garden uses a pedestal as a high-viewing spot.
On the main stage of the theatre  the scenography for Rossini s  The Barber of Seville  is ready for...
On the main stage of the theatre, the scenography for Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" is ready for the evening's performance.
Antonio Berni s final product of flattened 3D art that he came up with after filling the carved form...
Antonio Berni's final product of flattened 3D art that he came up with after filling the carved form in with plastic material (picture below), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Many cats abandoned by their owners make the garden their home...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Many cats abandoned by their owners make the garden their home. Cat-loving people bring them food and provide vet care.
A corner with pieces of art from Neorealism and Realism era with Rhod Rothfuss  3 circulos rojos  at...
A corner with pieces of art from Neorealism and Realism era with Rhod Rothfuss "3 circulos rojos" at the back wall (1948), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Epecuén  a spa resort and tourist village in Argentina  which was covered in water 25 years ago and...
Epecuén, a spa resort and tourist village in Argentina, which was covered in water 25 years ago and is gradually coming up for air.
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A view of Buenos Aires.
A view of Buenos Aires.
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The main concert hall has boxes in seven levels and it is richly decorated in gold and red and illum...
The main concert hall has boxes in seven levels and it is richly decorated in gold and red and illuminated with 105 bronze sconces and lampshades of various designs.
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A cattle market in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires.  La Primavera  (The Spring). Marble sculpture of Argentine art...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. "La Primavera" (The Spring). Marble sculpture of Argentine artist Lucio Correa. This work is also known as "La Ondina del Plata".
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Antonio Berni's "Manifestacion" (1934), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Interior of the Cathedral of Córdoba, Argentina.

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