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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.

Argentina protests British military exercises in Falklands

Buenos Aires - Argentina has made a formal protest with the British embassy in Buenos Aires to reject Britain's military exercises in the Falkland Islands, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Argentina's economic woes exacerbate the misery of slum life

Buenos Aires - Drug gangs and addicts are a common scourge in the Villa Zavaleta slum in Buenos Aires, where even before the recent economic crisis brought them to their knees, the 1,200 families faced a daily struggle just to eat.

Even with new IMF backing, Macri faces trouble ahead

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri warned Argentines Thursday they faced painful months ahead after his government pledged tough austerity measures to meet the terms of an enlarged $57 billion bailout from the IMF.

IMF bumps up Argentina bailout package to $57 billion

New York - The International Monetary Fund agreed on Wednesday to boost its crisis loan package aimed at restoring confidence in Argentina's struggling economy by 14 percent to $57.1 billion.

IMF increases Argentina crisis loan from $50 to $57 billion

New York - The International Monetary Fund has agreed to increase its crisis loan package aimed at restoring confidence in Argentina's struggling economy by $7 billion to $57 billion, the South American country's Finance Minister Nicolas Dujovne said on Wednesday...

IMF, Argentina 'close to the finish line' for new loan agreement: Lagarde

Washington - Argentina and the International Monetary Fund are closing in on the end of talks for a new crisis loan agreement, the fund's Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Tuesday.

Argentina on strike as central bank chief resigns amid IMF talks

Buenos Aires - Argentina was paralyzed by a general strike on Tuesday while the central bank chief resigned amid talks with the International Monetary Fund on a revised crisis loan package.

Argentina's central bank chief resigns

Buenos Aires - The president of Argentina's central bank, Luis Caputo, abruptly resigned on Tuesday after just a few months in the position, amid a volatile economic crisis.

Thousands protest in Argentina ahead of general strike

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of people marched in Buenos Aires Monday ahead of a general strike called to reject an austerity budget that Argentine President Mauricio Macri says is needed to secure IMF funds.

Argentina to get more IMF funds, won't default: Macri

New York - President Mauricio Macri said Monday that crisis-hit Argentina will receive additional funding from the International Monetary Fund and vowed to avoid a default.

Bulk buying to bartering, shopping Argentines get creative

Buenos Aires - As the prices of basic foodstuffs such as flour, eggs and oil have increased by anything from 40 percent to over 100 percent since the start of the year, Argentines are having to get creative when they go shopping.

Argentina budget key element in new crisis loan deal: IMF

Washington - Argentina's budget proposal submitted this week is a key element in the reforms needed for a new loan package for the crisis-hit country, an International Monetary Fund spokesman said Thursday.

Argentina's ex-president Kirchner in court over another corruption case

Buenos Aires - Beleaguered ex-president Cristina Kirchner appeared in court on Tuesday to answer questions relating to a money laundering case, a day after an Argentine judge asked that her legislative immunity be lifted.

Argentina presents austere budget for 2019

Buenos Aires - Despite anti-austerity street protests, Argentina's government presented a tight budget on Monday under pressure from the International monetary Fund to achieve fiscal balance.

Ex-president Kirchner charged in Argentina corruption scandal

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner was charged with corruption on Monday as a judge asked that her legislative immunity be lifted so she can be detained.

Ex-president Kirchner charged in Argentina corruption scandal

Buenos Aires - Ex-Argentina president Cristina Kirchner was charged with corruption as a judge asked that her parliamentary immunity be lifted so she can be detained, reports said Monday.

Argentina's currency crisis a boon for foreign tourists

Buenos Aires - Argentines may be feeling the pinch of their country's economic woes, but for tourists, the troubled peso is proving a holiday boon.

Three men released over Argentine football child sex abuse

Buenos Aires - Three men held for five months over a shocking underage sex abuse scandal in Argentine football have been released, one of the defendants said on Friday.

Battered Argentine peso hit by new fall

Buenos Aires - Argentina's beleaguered currency passed a symbolic barrier on Thursday, reaching a mark of more than 40 to the dollar amid a crisis in investor confidence.The peso lost 2.88 percent to close at 40.24 -- down 6.

New mission to find Argentine sub that sank with 44 crew on board

Buenos Aires - A US vessel will begin a new search for the missing Argentine submarine that disappeared last year with 44 crew members on board, the ministry of defense said Thursday.

Analysts doubt Argentina on verge of 2001-style default

Buenos Aires - With Argentina's currency tumbling as interest rates and inflation soar, fears are growing that the country could be on the verge of default, but analysts say that remains unlikely despite economic fragility.

Macri accused of 'abuse of power' over IMF loan

Buenos Aires - Argentina's attorney general is looking into an accusation of "abuse of power" against President Mauricio Macri after he agreed to a $50 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, his office said Wednesday.

Argentine football passion, a criminal's poisoned chalice

Buenos Aires - Argentines are well known the world over for their passion for football. What's not such common knowledge is how that very fervor is helping police catch criminals.

Argentina makes 'progress' in IMF talks to speed up crisis loan

Washington - Argentina "made progress" on Tuesday in talks with the International Monetary Fund aimed at securing an accelerated disbursement of a $50 million loan it hopes will calm its debilitating economic crisis.

Former president Kirchner appears in Argentine court over corruption

Buenos Aires - Former president Cristina Kirchner appeared in court on Monday for the second time in relation to a corruption case that has rocked Argentina's political and business elites.
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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.
Tanguera (screenshot from trailer)
Tanguera (screenshot from trailer)
The elephant trainer is on great terms with the pachyderms.  He even sleeps in the elephant shed wit...
The elephant trainer is on great terms with the pachyderms. He even sleeps in the elephant shed with them each night.
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Reynaldo Bignone (left)
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Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires.  Unfortunately  tomatoes are not.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Unfortunately, tomatoes are not.
Argentina s coast guard sank a Chinese fishing boat that attacked when authorities tried to stop it ...
Argentina's coast guard sank a Chinese fishing boat that attacked when authorities tried to stop it for illegal fishing in the South Atlantic, officials said, March, 15, 2016
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A cattle market in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Fruit and vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires.  Unforunately  the tomatoes are not.
Fruit and vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Unforunately, the tomatoes are not.
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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Piles of garbage and people sifting through it after the businesses closing hours in the city centre...
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
Raised by the owner since a cub  this tiger now roams around the owner s home like a house cat.
Raised by the owner since a cub, this tiger now roams around the owner's home like a house cat.
Plaza de Mayo surrounded with posh buildings from the beginning of 20th century  Buenos Aires  Argen...
Plaza de Mayo surrounded with posh buildings from the beginning of 20th century, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. Large sand dunes and low-level vegetation constitute a unique ...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. Large sand dunes and low-level vegetation constitute a unique habitat in the area that people living along the shoreline are struggling to protect from further construction of apartment buildings.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garde...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garden.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires.  Most do not have tomatoes.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Most do not have tomatoes.
Iguazu Falls  one of the Seven New Natural Wonders of the World.
Iguazu Falls, one of the Seven New Natural Wonders of the World.
A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
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Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2  2013
Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2, 2013
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Central nave of St. Isidore Cathedral  San Isidro  Buenos Aires.
Central nave of St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.