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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.

Diplomatic gatecrashers? UN sees dueling delegations from Venezuela

New York - Virtually all countries sent diplomats to the United Nations for the General Assembly, but Venezuela was a special case -- it had two delegations, each dueling for recognition.

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.

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.

Presidential frontrunner says Argentina 'virtually' in default

Buenos Aires - The frontrunner in Argentina's presidential race, Alberto Fernandez, said in local press interviews that the country is "virtually" in default and should renegotiate its bailout loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

Argentina turns back to Peronism in rebuke to Macri

Buenos Aires - Juan Domingo Peron died 45 years ago but his legacy lives on in Argentina where his disciples continue to dominate politics while representing a wide spectrum from left to right.

Macri suffers crushing defeat in key Argentina primaries

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri suffered a crushing defeat as Argentines voted in party primaries on Sunday ahead of October's general election.

Conservative Giammattei elected Guatemala president

Guatemala City - Conservative Alejandro Giammattei was elected as Guatemala's president on Sunday, defeating former first lady Sandra Torres in a run-off, the central American country's electoral court said.

Authoritarian or angry? Guatemala's presidential candidates

Guatemala City - Guatemalans worried by corruption, poverty, gang violence and migration head to the polls on Sunday to decide which of two candidates will be their next president: center-left former first lady Sandra Torres or conservative Alejandro Giammattei.

US migration pact weighs heavily on Guatemala election

Guatemala City - More than eight million Guatemalans will head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president with the country mired in a political scandal over a controversial migration deal with the United States.

Venezuela government, opposition agree to pursue crisis talks

Caracas - Venezuela's government and opposition have agreed to set up a platform for ongoing negotiations to resolve the country's simmering political crisis after three days of talks in Barbados, mediator nation Norway said Thursday.

Panama president pledges new beginning in corruption fight

Panama - Panama's new president Laurentino Cortizo took office on Monday faced with the task of sprucing up his corruption-tainted country's image and reviving a floundering economy.

Panama president pledges new beginning in corruption fight

Panama - Panama's new president Laurentino Cortizo took office on Monday faced with the task of sprucing up his corruption-tainted country's image and reviving a floundering economy.

Panama president pledges new beginning in corruption fight

Panama - Panama's new president Laurentino Cortizo took office on Monday faced with the task of sprucing up his corruption-tainted country's image and reviving a floundering economy.

Former first lady Torres takes lead in Guatemala presidential vote

Guatemala City - Former first lady Sandra Torres was in the lead after partial results early Monday from Guatemala's presidential election, following a tumultuous campaign that saw two leading candidates barred and the top electoral crimes prosecutor flee the corruptio...

Corruption tainted Guatemala set to elect new president

Guatemala City - Corruption-weary Guatemalans are set to elect a new president Sunday after a tumultuous campaign that saw two leading candidates barred from taking part and the top electoral crimes prosecutor forced to flee the country, fearing for his life.

Guatemalans see polls as chance to emerge from violence, corruption

Guatemala City - Wearied by corruption and violence, Guatemalans head to the polls on Sunday reeling from a campaign that saw two leading presidential candidates barred from running and a top electoral official forced to flee the country.

General strike against inflation paralyzes Argentina

Buenos Aires - Opponents of Argentina's President Mauricio Macri launched a 24-hour strike on Wednesday to protest the government's inability to reduce inflation that has reached 55 percent over the past year.

Activists in Argentina launch new bid to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - Lawmakers in Argentina launched a fresh bid to legalize abortion on Tuesday, presenting a new bill to Congress and resuming a battle that has divided the homeland of Pope Francis ahead of October's general election.

Nicaragua opposition calls strike, government vows prisoner release

Managua - Nicaragua's opposition on Wednesday called a 24-hour general strike to increase pressure on the government of President Daniel Ortega to release prisoners as agreed in peace talks between the two sides.

Kirchner corruption trial opens in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner listened to the charges against her on Tuesday in the first hearing of a corruption trial that will unfold as the country heads towards general elections in October.

Kirchner corruption trial opens in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner arrived in court Tuesday for the start of a corruption trial that will unfold as the country heads towards general elections in October.

Ex anti-corruption prosecutor abandons Guatemala presidency bid

Guatemala City - Guatemala's former anti-corruption public prosecutor Thelma Aldana on Thursday abandoned her bid to run in next month's presidential election after she was barred from standing by the country's top court.

Ex-Argentine president Kirchner presents her best-selling book

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner presented her best-selling book "Sincerely" at the Buenos Aires Book Fair amid expectations she will run in October's elections.

'Nito' Cortizo: cattle rancher and veteran of Panama politics

Panama - Social democrat Laurentino Cortizo, who won Sunday's presidential election in Panama, is a veteran politician and former agriculture minister of the small Central American country.

Panama's Cortizo wins close presidential vote

Panama - Social Democrat Laurentino Cortizo won Panama's presidential election Sunday in a close race that saw a large number of voters turn out amid concerns over corruption scandals and the country's image as a money-launderer's paradise."I feel very happy.

Odebrecht scandal casts shadow over Panama poll

Panama - Seated next to dozens of workers in helmets and yellow jackets, Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela posed last month for a shared selfie after inaugurating the Central American country's latest project by Odebrecht -- the Brazilian firm whose million...

Veteran lawmaker poised to win Panama presidential election

Panama - Voters go to the polls to elect a president on Sunday in booming Panama, with anti-graft candidate Laurentino Cortizo the favorite to succeed incumbent Juan Carlos Varela.

Argentina's Kirchner charged in new corruption case

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner was charged in yet another corruption investigation Monday, in this case over the fraudulent import of liquid gas.

Juan Guaido: the 'kid' taking on Venezuela's Maduro

Caracas - Juan Guaido proudly calls himself a "survivor," and he proved just that in defying the threat of arrest to make a triumphant return to Venezuela on Monday.
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