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Macri pledges to press on with Argentina reforms

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri pledged Monday to press ahead with an austerity drive in Latin America's third-largest economy, following a sweeping victory in mid-term elections.

Boost for Macri in mid-term Argentina vote: exit polls

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri was set to make significant gains in mid-term elections Sunday, according to exit polls, giving his center-right coalition a strengthened hand to carry through pro-market economic reforms.

Family confirms body found in Argentina river was missing activist

Buenos Aires - A body recovered from a river bed in southern Argentina was that of a missing activist who disappeared two months ago during a police operation, his brother confirmed Friday.

Macri set to consolidate power in Argentina vote

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri's minority government faces a mid-term electoral test Sunday that is likely to confirm the political comeback of ex-president Cristina Kirchner, who is set to win a Senate seat.

Pablo Escobar's widow and son face money laundering probe

Buenos Aires - The widow and son of late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar are facing scrutiny as part of an investigation into money laundering in Argentina, judicial sources said Friday.

Bolivia's Morales lauds Che on 50th anniversary of death

Mairana - Bolivian President Evo Morales lauded Ernesto "Che" Guevara on Monday as he led commemorations 50 years to the day since the Cuban revolutionary leader was killed by CIA-trained Bolivian troops.

Obama plays golf with Argentina's Macri after energy summit

Buenos Aires - Former US president Barack Obama played a round of golf Saturday with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, relaxing one day after a clean-energy summit in the city of Cordoba.

Obama makes impassioned plea for clean energy in Argentina

Cordoba - Former US president Barack Obama made an impassioned plea on Friday for the world to embrace clean energy and overcome climate change at a gathering of experts in Argentina.

Business urged to take govt role in clean energy quest

Cordoba - The global fight for clean energy rests with businesses and ordinary people as governments lag behind, experts told an environmental conference in Argentina Friday ahead of a keynote speech by former US president Barack Obama.

'Christ-like' Che Guevara 'wanted to die a martyr'

Paris - Ernesto "Che" Guevara was not just a guerilla fighting for his ideals, he was a man "haunted by death" according to Argentine-born author and academic Marcela Iacub.

AFP reporter's encounter with the body of Che Guevara

Paris - On October 10, 1967 the Bolivian army presented the body of iconic Marxist guerrilla Ernesto "Che" Guevara to journalists in a makeshift morgue in a small town.

Cuba, Bolivia, remembering 'Che' 50 years after death

Havana - A half-century after his death, Ernesto "Che" Guevara will be remembered in ceremonies next week in Cuba and in Bolivia, whose CIA-trained troops sent shockwaves around the world when they executed the Cold War revolutionary icon in 1967.

Six Argentinians given life sentences for crimes against humanity

Tucuman - Six Argentinians were handed life sentences Friday, convicted of committing crimes against humanity during rightwing military rule from 1976-1983.

Cancel Iran nuclear deal, Netanyahu says in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran should be amended or canceled.

Netanyahu slams Iran as he arrives for landmark Latin America visit

Buenos Aires - Benjamin Netanyahu urged all countries to fight terrorism and singled out Iran as a serial offender as he paid tribute to the victims of two bombings in Argentina on the first trip by an Israeli premier to Latin America.

Netanyahu in Argentina for first Israeli premier visit

Buenos Aires - Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Buenos Aires on Monday for in the first visit by an Israeli premier to Latin America.

'Disappeared' activist case haunts Argentina

Buenos Aires - The case of an Argentine activist for indigenous rights whose family says he disappeared while in police custody is raising dark memories of the country's years of dictatorship.

Love beckons for recovering chimp in Brazil refuge

Sorocaba - Marcelino is calling to her, but Cecilia cannot be with him. Not yet. He may be handsome, but she has suffered a lot and isn't ready for a relationship.This is not a soap opera.

Argentina warns US against military move on Venezuela

Buenos Aires - US Vice President Mike Pence heard more complaints from Latin American allies Tuesday about President Donald Trump's warning of a possible US military option to deal with the crisis in Venezuela.

Kirchner back as Argentina names key vote contenders

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri's coalition solidified its lead as Argentina's biggest political force in primary votes Sunday that also saw the return of fiery leftist former leader Cristina Kirchner.

Kirchner back as Argentina names key vote contenders

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri's coalition solidified its lead as Argentina's biggest political force in primary votes on Sunday that also saw the return of fiery leftist former leader Cristina Kirchner.

Kirchner back as Argentina names key vote contenders

Buenos Aires - Argentines will set up a mid-term election standoff between President Mauricio Macri and their fiery leftist former leader Cristina Kirchner in primary votes on Sunday.

Argentine family home after soccer boss ends Qatar saga

Buenos Aires - An Argentine family landed home late Wednesday after the wealthy owner of French football club PSG paid for their flights following weeks stranded in Qatar, according to people involved.

Argentina pro-indigenous activist 'forcibly disappeared': campaigners

Buenos Aires - Human rights groups said Tuesday that an activist supporting the Mapuche indigenous group in Argentina who went missing a week ago has been "forcibly disappeared" by military police.

One of Latin America's last English-language papers folds

Buenos Aires - One of Latin America's last English-language newspapers is folding after 140 years, a victim of a decline in sales of its print edition."We fought to the end," Buenos Aires Herald editor Sebastian Lacunza told AFP on Wednesday.

Poverty-hit Argentina chases elusive economic recovery

Buenos Aires - Mauricio Macri promised a free-market revolution in Latin America's third-biggest economy when he took over as president of Argentina.

Football star Messi weds childhood sweetheart

Rosario - Lionel Messi said "I do" to childhood sweetheart and mother of their two children Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday in his Argentine hometown Rosario, where footballers and celebrities gathered for the "wedding of the century.

Football, showbiz stars set for Messi's wedding

Rosario - Football and showbiz stars gather in northern Argentina on Friday for Latin America's celebrity wedding bash of the decade when Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi marries his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo.

Messi's star-studded Argentine wedding: what we know

Rosario - Football and showbiz stars will gather in northern Argentina on Friday for Latin America's celebrity wedding of the decade when Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi marries his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo.

Kirchner, divisive Argentina ex-leader back in fray

Buenos Aires - Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, has remained a divisive figure since leaving power -- and is now seeking public office again.
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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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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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Cathedral of Buenos Aires. The facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral is French-Neoclassical style and has twelve columns representing the twelve apostles of Christ.
Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar  in 1953.
Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar, in 1953.
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Unprotected job in progress in the middle of sidewalk at Avenida de Libertador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Walking deck towards La Garganta del Diablo on the Brazilian side, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.
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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.
Spectacular view of the waterfalls from a tiny island (Isla de San Martin) on the Argentinian side.
Spectacular view of the waterfalls from a tiny island (Isla de San Martin) on the Argentinian side.
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Falkland Island cemetery with the graves of Argentinian service personnel
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Heavy rains and flooding are affecting central-south areas of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina.(Screen capture from El Tribuno, Salta)
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A man was found dead in his home after having sex with a scarecrow that he had dressed up in a wig, lipstick and strap-on sex toy.
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Antonio Berni's "Manifestacion" (1934), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Entry to MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Main entrance to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Córdoba.
Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar (Screengrab from Tangocity).
Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar (Screengrab from Tangocity).
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Contemporary art arrangement with bubbled wall, a place to experiment with see-through photography by the visitors, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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