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IMF greenlights three-year $50 bn Argentina aid program

Washington - The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday formally approved a $50 billion aid package intended to help Argentina confront inflation, budget deficits and a weakening currency.

Argentina marks first hate crime conviction involving trans woman

Buenos Aires - A court in Argentina sentenced a man Monday to life imprisonment for killing a transsexual leader, the first hate crime conviction for targeting a trans woman.

Argentina stock market plunges 8.33 percent

Buenos Aires - The Buenos Aires stock exchange plummeted more than 8.0 percent Monday, pulled down by sharp declines in energy and bank shares amid market volatility as Argentina seeks support from the IMF.The Merval Index dropped 8.

Argentina seeks to reassure markets after peso crisis

Buenos Aires - Argentina sought to inject some confidence back into its beleaguered currency and calm markets on Friday after the peso plunged more than 6.0 percent against the dollar, leaving it at a record low.

Argentine lawmakers approve bill to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - Argentine lawmakers Thursday backed a bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, a historic step for Pope Francis's Catholic homeland, although the measure must still pass through the Senate.

Argentina abortion debate goes into second day

Buenos Aires - Debate on a bill to legalize abortion in conservative Argentina dragged into a second day Thursday without a vote as thousands of pro- and anti-abortion supporters demonstrated outside the Congress.

Argentine Congress prepares for historic abortion vote

Buenos Aires - Lawmakers in conservative Argentina prepared to vote Wednesday on a decisive bill to legalize abortion which if passed, would make it the most populous Latin American country to do so.The debate has divided Argentinian society.

Argentine Congress set for historic abortion vote

Buenos Aires - Lawmakers in traditionally conservative Argentina began a key session Wednesday ahead of a divisive vote on a bill to legalize abortion.The debate has divided Argentinian society.

Argentina faces historic vote on legalizing abortion

Buenos Aires - Lawmakers in Pope Francis' native Argentina vote Wednesday on legalizing abortion, which if passed, would make it the most populous country in South America to allow women to terminate pregnancies.The debate has divided Argentinian society.

Argentina union group plans strike against Macri, IMF

Buenos Aires - Argentina's top union federation warned Tuesday that it would strike against President Mauricio Macri and his adjustment deal with the International Monetary Fund.The strike will be launched on June 25, according to union leader Hector Daer.

Argentine stock market up 4.15 percent after IMF deal

Buenos Aires - Argentina's stock market rose 4.15 percent while its currency fell 1.68 percent against the dollar Friday, a day after Buenos Aires agreed to a $50 billion standby loan from the International Monetary Fund.

Dutch royals in Argentina for funeral of queen's sister

Buenos Aires - The Dutch royal family arrived in Buenos Aires on Friday for the funeral of Queen Maxima's sister Ines Zorreguieta, who was found dead in Argentina earlier this week.

Argentina and IMF agree on $50 billion loan

Buenos Aires - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed with Argentina to a standby loan of $50 billion over a three-year period, Finance Minister Nicolas Dujovne said Thursday.

Dutch Queen Maxima's younger sister dead in Argentina

Den Haag - Dutch Queen Maxima's younger sister has died in Buenos Aires, "most likely as a result of suicide", the Dutch Royal House and media reports said Thursday.

IMF-Argentina loan talks 'well advanced,' spokesman says

Washington - Talks between the International Monetary Fund and Argentina on a new loan program are in advanced stages, with the Fund's board likely to consider the matter soon, a spokesman said Thursday.

Thousands in Argentina protest against utility costs, IMF

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in the Argentine capital Friday to protest talks between the government and the IMF amid fresh public anger over a hike in utility prices.

Argentina's Macri vetoes curbs on utility prices amid IMF talks

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri on Thursday vetoed a law placing curbs on prices of electricity, gas and water, citing a need for fiscal discipline.

Three die in Argentine theater collapse

Buenos Aires - Three people were killed and two injured when a near century-old theater building in Argentina collapsed while undergoing renovation work, police said Thursday.

Argentina building collapse leaves at least one dead

Buenos Aires - At least one man was killed Wednesday when an old theater that was under renovations collapsed in the downtown area of the Argentine city of Tucuman, police said."We are in the middle of rescue work removing the rubble.

UK, Argentina to boost ties, without broaching Falklands issue: ministers

Buenos Aires - Britain and Argentina hope to rebuild their strained relationship by boosting trade ties, and without raising the sensitive issue of the disputed Falkland Islands, their foreign ministers said Tuesday.

Argentine priest jailed for 25 years for abuse of minors

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court sentenced a Catholic priest to 25 years in jail on Monday for sexually abusing seven children over a period of years.Justo Jose Ilarraz had initially been held under house arrest until the 25-year sentence was confirmed on appeal.

Terrorism, climate change top agenda for G20 in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires - With consensus on sensitive issues such as Iran, Syria or the Palestinians appearing elusive, G20 foreign ministers will focus on the fight against terrorism and climate change when they meet Monday in Buenos Aires, France said.

Peso crisis is over, says Argentina's Macri

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri said a crisis that saw the country's currency plummet in recent weeks had ended, adding that reducing the budget deficit was a priority for his administration.

Argentina braces for investor flight amid bid to save peso

Buenos Aires - Argentina appeared Tuesday to have halted the slide in the peso after the Central Bank introduced desperate measures to prop up the currency and staunch the flight of capital.The peso had clawed back 0.

Argentina peso drops over 6 percent

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso plummeted by more than 6 percent on Monday, sparking new inflation fears for Latin America's third-largest economy.The currency fell 6.6 percent to trade at 25.20 against the dollar as markets opened.

IMF's Lagarde says ready to assist Argentina

Washington - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday she is ready to aid Argentina and wants talks on a financing package to be finalized quickly.

Trophy case full, musician Gustavo Santaolalla turns to solo project

Mexico - Gustavo Santaolalla is not quite a household name, but you have almost definitely heard his music.The Argentine composer and producer has won two Oscars, two Grammys, 16 Latin Grammys and a trophy case full of other awards in his glittering career.

Argentina minister to meet IMF's Lagarde to request loan

Washington - Argentina Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne is due to meet Thursday with IMF chief Christine Lagarde to request a financing package to help shore up the struggling economy, officials said Wednesday.

Argentina seeks IMF financing to stabilize economy

Buenos Aires - Argentina opened talks with the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday to seek a financial aid package, 17 years after the country defaulted on its debt and 12 years after cutting ties with the fund.

Argentine peso falls 4.61% in opening trade

Buenos Aires - The Argentine peso fell 4.61 percent in opening trade Tuesday, signaling a return to the volatility that prompted the country's central bank to intervene last week to support the currency.The peso declined to 23.
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Nice shading spot under the trees of Plaza San Martin park, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Central nave of St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
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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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Spectacular view of the waterfalls from a tiny island (Isla de San Martin) on the Argentinian side.
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The author's wife, Alejandra, feeds a Bengal Tiger as the zoo keeper watches.
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Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. A lonely bather resting on the rocks admires the scenery along the route between Concon and Viña del Mar.
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This no man's land between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay allows for Iranian terrorists to cross borders undetected
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Iguazu Falls, one of the Seven New Natural Wonders of the World.
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The Córdoba Cathedral (Our Lady of the Assumption) is the main catholic church of the city and the oldest church in continuous service in Argentina. The magnificent church was built between 1601 and 1787. It has a mix of styles including baroque, classical and Spanish colonial. The church has been active since 1706.
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Terrorists are free to cross borders in this no man's land
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St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
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Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Most do not have tomatoes.