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Argentina couple defy coronavirus to hold virtual wedding

Buenos Aires - When Argentine couple Diego Aspitia and Sofia Cuggino got engaged to be married a year ago, they set a date in March, but like countless others across the globe, their wedding fell victim to the coronavirus lockdown.

Crisis-hit Argentines fear for the future over virus

Buenos Aires - Argentines knew 2020 would be a tough year as the country struggles to pay off its debts, but no one could have imagined that a pandemic would also leave people locked up in their own homes.

Argentina will need 'substantial debt relief': IMF chief

Washington - Argentina's government will need "substantial debt relief" from private creditors as the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact exacerbates the country's financial situation, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Friday.

Argentina farmers announce strike after soya exports tax hike

Buenos Aires - Argentina's farmers announced on Thursday a four-day strike after the government of President Alberto Fernandez increased tariffs on soya exports just three months after already hitting the agricultural sector with higher taxes.

Children die of malnutrition in northern Argentina

Salta - In parched and dusty villages in northern Argentina, children have been dying of hunger and disease linked to a lack of clean water and nutrition, despite living in one of Latin America's richest economies.

Argentina braces anew for abortion battle

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Alberto Fernandez will fulfill an election pledge next week when he brings a bill before Congress aiming to legalize abortion, setting off the latest salvos in a debate that has bitterly divided the traditionally Catholic South Amer...

Argentina agrees to IMF talks aimed at new financing program

Buenos Aires - Argentina and the IMF announced Saturday that they have agreed to start talks aimed at reaching a new financing agreement for the heavily indebted South American nation.

Argentina faces race against time to renegotiate debt

Buenos Aires - Backed by the IMF, Argentina is looking to renegotiate its debt but it faces a race against time to secure short term relief.

Thousands of women rally for abortion law in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Thousands of women, many sporting the green scarves that have become the symbol of Argentina's abortion rights movement, rallied in Buenos Aires on Wednesday to campaign for a new bill to legalize abortion.

Deaf Argentine abuse survivors target pope with defiant message

Geneva - Three deaf survivors of clerical sexual abuse from Argentina say they want Pope Francis finally to live up to his promises of reform -- and they are taking their call directly to the Vatican this week.

Argentine rallies demand justice for youth's rugby-club killers

Buenos Aires - Thousands of people rallied outside Argentina's Congress on Tuesday to demand justice for the killers of an 18-year-old month after he was savagely beaten to death by a group of young rugby players.

Bolivia's Morales returns to Argentina after Cuba medical care

La Paz - Former Bolivian president Evo Morales said Sunday that he is returning to Argentina from Cuba, where he had gone for medical treatment last week."I feel very healthy.

IMF begins debt talks in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Recession-hit Argentina opened talks Wednesday with a team from the IMF, seeking relief from what President Alberto Fernandez says is an unsustainable foreign debt.

IMF due in Argentina for debt restructuring talks

Buenos Aires - Recession-hit Argentina opens talks this week with a team from the IMF, seeking relief from what President Alberto Fernandez says is an unsustainable foreign debt.

Argentina postpones 'unsustainable' bond repayment

Buenos Aires - Recession-hit Argentina said on Tuesday it was postponing the payment of a bond after failed attempts to exchange it for other securities.

Bolivia's Morales travels to Cuba for medical treatment

Buenos Aires - Former Bolivia leader Evo Morales traveled to Cuba from Buenos Aires on Monday for medical treatment, Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez said."I believe he needs treatment and had to travel.

Global warming to blame for hottest day in Argentine Antarctica

Buenos Aires - Global warming is to blame for Argentine Antarctica recording its hottest day since readings began, Greenpeace said on Friday.Temperatures climbed to 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.

Argentine government struggling to reduce poverty and debt

Tigre - With Argentina suffocated by debt, the government has turned to food stamps, price controls and popular markets to alleviate the suffering of its 10 million poor, but there are no guarantees these measures will stem the ravages of recession.

Argentine Senate passes debt-restructuring bill

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate passed a bill on Wednesday granting the government wide powers in restructuring the country's colossal debt.

Argentine anti-corruption judge and Kirchner nemesis dies

Buenos Aires - Claudio Bonadio, the federal judge who led a series of corruption investigations against former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner, died on Tuesday at the age of 64, sources close to him said.

Argentina's debts, poverty on menu as Pope welcomes leader

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Friday received Argentina's new President Alberto Fernandez to the Vatican with his compatriot keen to address poverty and Buenos Aires' debts during private talks.

Argentina president to head off on European tour to discuss debt

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Alberto Fernandez will begin his first tour of Europe on Wednesday with a visit to the Vatican, after which he will concentrate on trying to renegotiate the South American country's burdensome national debt.

Exiled Morales's candidate returning to Bolivia for campaign

Buenos Aires - Luis Arce, the candidate for Evo Morales's Movement for Socialism party, said he would return to Bolivia Tuesday from exile in Mexico to begin campaigning for May 3 presidential election.

Morales says he respects Bolivian interim leader's election bid

Buenos Aires - Bolivia's ex-president Evo Morales said Saturday he respects interim leader Jeanine Anez's decision to run in the May 3 election and called for a free and fair vote."It is her right," Morales told reporters in Argentina, where he lives in exile.

Maduro welcomes Maradona to Caracas ahead of forum

Caracas - Former Argentine footballer Diego Maradona met Tuesday in Caracas with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who thanked the icon for his "unconditional support," as the leader was set to begin three days of meetings at the leftist Sao Paulo Forum.

Ex economy minister is Morales party pick in Bolivia president race

Buenos Aires - Luis Arce, credited with steering Bolivia through years of economic growth, will be a presidential candidate in May elections, Bolivia's exiled former leader Evo Morales said on Sunday.

Argentines remember prosecutor killed while probing attack on Jews

Buenos Aires - Argentines paid tribute Saturday to a prosecutor on the fifth anniversary of his unsolved death while probing the bombing of a Jewish community center -- an attack in which he alleged a presidential cover-up to shield Iran in exchange for trade.

Netflix docuseries revives debate over Argentine prosecutor's death

Buenos Aires - Five years after the mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman after he accused then-president Cristina Kirchner of a cover-up in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, a Netflix documentary has revived debate in the country still bitterly ...

Bolivia's Morales retracts vow to create armed civilian militia

La Paz - Exiled former Bolivian president Evo Morales backtracked on Thursday from a vow to create armed civilian militias similar to notorious 'colectivos' in Venezuela, were he to be allowed back to his homeland.

Dying has become a luxury in crisis-ridden Argentina

Buenos Aires - No one can escape Argentina's biggest economic crisis in almost two decades -- not even the dead. The cost of buying, renting and maintaining graves and tombs is so high that many people opt to cremate their loved ones instead.
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Paraphysornis brasiliensis, a terror bird from the Early Miocene of Brazil.
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Plaza de Mayo with presidential palace Casa Rosada in background  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Plaza de Mayo with presidential palace Casa Rosada in background, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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One of modern art installations, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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General Reynaldo Bignone, at the time he was Commander-in-Chief of the Army and president of Argentina.
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Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. A lonely bather resting on the rocks admires the scenery along...
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.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires.  Unfortunately  tomatoes are not.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Unfortunately, tomatoes are not.
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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Roaring waters of the waterfalls in Nacional Parque de Iguazu  Argentina.
Roaring waters of the waterfalls in Nacional Parque de Iguazu, Argentina.
Terrorists are free to cross borders in this no man s land
Terrorists are free to cross borders in this no man's land
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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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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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
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Walking deck towards La Garganta del Diablo on the Brazilian side, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.
Result of A. Berni s interests in indigenous culture he studied in a few Latin American countries  M...
Result of A. Berni's interests in indigenous culture he studied in a few Latin American countries, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Lithium mine, Salar del Hombre Muerto, Argentina The Advanced Land Image on NASA’s EO-1 satellite captured this image on May 16, 2009.
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Painting titled  Pareja  (1923) by Alejandro Xul Solar  MALBA exhibition  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Painting titled "Pareja" (1923) by Alejandro Xul Solar, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Tourist information booth close to Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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