Blackout in South America raises questions about power grid

America 06/17/19, 16:18

The huge blackout that left tens of millions of people in the dark in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raised serious questions about the vulnerability of the power grid in South America and brought criticism down on Argentina's leader. President Mauricio Macri promised a thorough investigation into the cause ...

Fernández-Fernández: Argentine pair launch presidential bid

America 05/25/19, 21:11

With a message of unity, former Argentine President Cristina Fernández and running mate Alberto Fernández kicked off their election campaign Saturday, almost a week after the ex-leader stunned the country by saying she was running for vice president.Many thought Cristina Fernández, who governed Argentina from 2007 to 2015, would head ...

Argentina: Fernández in court for first corruption trial

World 05/21/19, 10:31

Argentina's former President Cristina Fernández appeared in court Tuesday for the first in a series of corruption trials ahead of a planned run for the vice presidency.The trial comes just days after Fernández surprised Argentines by announcing that she would seek the vice presidency, with her former Cabinet chief Alberto ...

Argentina lawmaker fights for life after brazen shooting

America 05/09/19, 15:32

An Argentine lawmaker was seriously injured and a provincial official killed Thursday in one of the most brazen political attacks in the South American country since it returned to democracy in 1983.Héctor Olivares, representative of La Rioja province in Argentina's lower house of congress, was shot around 7 a.m. local ...

Argentina to freeze prices of goods in bid to tame inflation

America 04/17/19, 16:09

Argentina's government is freezing the prices of 60 essential products and some services in a bid to tame spiraling inflation.President Mauricio Macri announced Wednesday that the goods affected include flour, oil, rice and personal hygiene items. He also said prices for services such as telephone plans will not be raised.Macri ...

South American coalition relaunches bid for 2030 World Cup

Sports 03/20/19, 16:30

A South American coalition hoping to host the 2030 World Cup relaunched its bid on Wednesday with the addition of Chile to the group.The head of South American soccer body CONMEBOL, Alejandro Dominguez, announced the decision after a meeting in Buenos Aires with the presidents of the four nations, which ...

Father of Argentine President Mauricio Macri dies at 88

America 03/02/19, 22:00

Franco Macri, the father of Argentina's president who migrated to the South American country from Italy as a teenager and went on to become one of its most prominent businessmen, has died, the president's office said. He was 88.The father of President Maurico Macri had been having health troubles and ...

Attack on Argentine chief rabbi raises fear of anti-Semitism

America 02/26/19, 12:34

A attack that badly injured Argentina's chief rabbi has alarmed authorities both in the South American nation and in Israel, who raised concerns on Tuesday that it could have been prompted by anti-Semitism.Several assailants entered the Buenos Aires home of Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich on Monday and beat him after shouting, ...

Update: Argentine bank president says economy healing

Business 01/23/19, 05:40

The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Guido Sandleris, president of the Central Bank of Argentina, says the country is "much better prepared" for the challenge of a slowdown in global trade and the rise in interest rates in major economies, following its recession. Speaking ...

Update: Macron seeks summit talks on Saudi writer death

Europe 11/29/18, 12:29

The Latest on the Group of 20 summit in Argentina (all times local):2:15 p.m.France's president is calling for international involvement in the investigations into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, as the death threatens to cloud discussions at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina.France's President Emmanuel Macron, left, ...

Copa Libertadores final will be without visiting fans

Sports 11/05/18, 14:38

The Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played without opposing fans.The presidents of both Buenos Aires clubs made their decision on Monday, three days after Argentine President Mauricio Macri said visiting fans would be allowed. Macri's decision went against a 2013 ban on visiting fans ...

Argentina’s Fernandez still inspires loyalty among many

World 11/05/18, 01:06

A battery of corruption allegations and criminal charges against former President Cristina Fernandez hasn't fazed a strong band of hard-core backers, who have helped make her a leading — if undeclared — contender to regain power in next year's elections.Hundreds of supporters, some waving signs saying, "Strength, Cristina!" thronged the ...

Macri: Visiting fans can attend Copa Libertadores final

Soccer 11/02/18, 14:21

Argentine President Mauricio Macri says he's allowing opposing fans to attend the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate this month.The decision on Friday is at odds with a ban on visiting fans in Argentine soccer that is aimed at reducing violence.Macri said the two-leg final between the ...

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