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Argentina ex-president Kirchner to be tried for fourth time

Sep 21, 2019 - 1:08 PM

Cristina Kirchner is accused of having taken $160 million in bribes for steering public works contracts towards favored businessmen close to her and her late husband Nestor

CRISTINA KIRCHNER. In this file photo taken on May 27, 2019 former Argentine president and current senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner waves as she arrives in court in Buenos Aires. Photo by Juan Mabromata/AFP

Argentine ex-minister jailed for hiding $9 million in convent

Jun 13, 2019 - 10:56 AM

The Argentina court sentences Jose Lopez to prison after he was caught red-handed tossing 160 suitcases and duffel bags stuffed with $9 million in cash over a wall into the garden of the convent

Argentine former Vice Minister of Public Works (2003-2015) Jose Lopez attends the first day of the trial for illicit enrichment, in Buenos Aires on June 11, 2018. Lopez, a former deputy minister of the governments of Nestor and Cristina Kirchner, was arrested in 2016 for trying to hide 9 million US dollars in cash at a convent in Buenos Aires - a case that unleashed a corruption scandal in Argentina. Eitan ABRAMOVICH / AFP

Argentine surprise: Kirchner to seek vice presidency

May 19, 2019 - 12:02 AM

The announcement comes just 3 days before the ex-Argentine president goes on trial on corruption charges

RUNNING. This handout photo released by the Argentinian Senate's press office shows Argentina's former President and Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (L) debating the bill to legalizing abortion at Congress in Buenos Aires on August 9, 2018. Photo by Charly Diaz Azcue/Argentinian Senate's Press Office/AFP

Argentine senate approves search of Kirchner homes

Aug 23, 2018 - 9:14 AM

In a fiery and defiant speech to the chamber, former president Cristina Kirchner reiterates that the cases against her are politically motivated

Argentina judge orders arrest of ex-president Cristina Kirchner

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:16 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Former president Cristina Kirchner holds a press conference in Buenos Aires to hit back at the charges, saying the order seeking her arrest is 'an excess that violates the rule of law'

FACING ARREST. In this file photo, Argentina's then-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks during a ceremony at the government house in Buenos Aires on July 31, 2014. Daniel Garcia/AFP

Argentina elects pro-business Macri after 12 years of Kirchner rule

Nov 23, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Conservative president elect Mauricio Macri promises a marvelous new era was starting for his country beleaguered by years of economic instability

VICTORY. Argentinian presidential candidate Mauricio Macri (C) of the Cambiemos coalition receives an ovation by supporters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 22, 2015. David Fernandez/EPA

Argentina votes on big economic, political change

Nov 22, 2015 - 1:33 PM

Polls show that the mayor of Buenos Aires former Boca Juniors football executive Mauricio Macri 56 could beat his left wing rival Daniel Scioli 58 an ex power boating champion

This combination of two images taken on November 19, 2015 shows presidential candidates Daniel Scioli (L) and Mauricio Macri during their closing rallies of campaign in Argentina. AFP photos

Scioli leads Argentina vote but may face runoff

Oct 26, 2015 - 8:06 AM

The next president will inherit a country troubled by inflation an overvalued currency and an economy facing what the International Monetary Fund predicts will be a 0 7 contraction next year

Supporters of Argentine presidential candidate Daniel Scioli await at the party's headquarters in Buenos Aires on October 25, 2015. Juan Mabromata/AFP

Argentina creates new spy agency after prosecutor's death

Feb 26, 2015 - 10:47 PM

A new bill dissolves the Secretariat of Intelligence and replaces it with a body called the Federal Intelligence Agency

In this file photo, Argentina's Public Prosecutor Alberto Nisman gives a press conference in Buenos Aires on May 20, 2009.

Argentines demand independent judiciary in huge street march

Feb 19, 2015 - 7:39 AM

The protest takes place a month after a state prosecutor who had accused President Cristina Kirchner of plotting to cover up his investigation into a 1994 bombing was found dead

'VERDAD.' Protesters hold up signs that read "Truth" during a silent march to honor late state investigator Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires February 18, 2015. Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

Kirchner gains nothing from prosecutor's death, says minister

Feb 12, 2015 - 9:47 AM

Who gained by having Mr Nisman dead? Foreign Minister Hector Timerman says in a story published Tuesday February 10 Not me Not the president

In this file photo, Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (C) waves while walking with Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 04 February 2015.

Holocaust-expert judge takes on Argentine bombing case

Feb 05, 2015 - 2:05 PM

The case has become a hot potato in the courts amid revelations that late prosecutor Alberto Nisman had drafted an arrest warrant for President Cristina Kirchner before he was found dead

In this file photo, Argentina's Public Prosecutor Alberto Nisman gives a press conference in Buenos Aires on May 20, 2009.

Argentine president risks China row after Twitter gibes

Feb 05, 2015 - 9:23 AM

Argentina s President Cristina Kirchner appears to poke fun on Twitter at her Chinese hosts difficulty pronouncing the letters L and R in Spanish

IN CHINA. Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (C) waves while walking with Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 04 February 2015.

Argentine prosecutor drafted Kirchner arrest warrant – official

Feb 04, 2015 - 8:15 AM

Prosecutor Viviana Fein admits the 26 page warrant for Kirchner s arrest dated June 14 2014 was discovered after Nisman s death from a gunshot wound on January 18

In this file photo, Argentina's Public Prosecutor Alberto Nisman gives a press conference in Buenos Aires on May 20, 2009.

Argentina to disband intelligence service after prosecutor death

Jan 27, 2015 - 8:52 AM

UPDATED Kirchner says Argentina s Intelligence Secretariat will be dissolved and replaced by a Federal Intelligence Agency with a leadership chosen by the president but subject to Senate approval

General view of the Argentinian Casa Rosada (Government House) in Buenos Aires downtown, Argentina, 31 July 2014.  David Fernandez/EPA

Reporter flees Argentina after threats in dead prosecutor case

Jan 26, 2015 - 9:34 AM

President Kirchner meanwhile says she believes the 51 year old prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered in a plot to implicate her government in a coverup

Travellers rest in a vantage point overlooking a part of the Ben Gurion airport, outside Tel Aviv, Israel, 18 September 2014. Oliver Weiken/EPA

Argentine prosecutor shot point blank in forehead: official

Jan 25, 2015 - 7:34 AM

Alberto Nisman was found dead with a bullet to the head just before he was set to make allegations against Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner

Argentina's Kirchner says prosecutor killed in 'operation' against her

Jan 22, 2015 - 11:15 PM

Investigators have said Alberto Nisman appeared to have committed suicide but have not ruled out homicide or an induced suicide

A picture made available 19 January 2015 shows Argentinian public prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 25 October 2006. EPA/Cezaro de Luca

Argentine prosecutor's death sparks uproar, full probe vowed

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:59 AM

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner s government pledges its full backing of a probe into the suspicious death of a prosecutor who had accused her of obstructing his investigation of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center

A picture made available 19 January 2015 shows Argentinian public prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 25 October 2006. EPA/Cezaro de Luca

Argentine prosecutor who accused Kirchner found dead

Jan 19, 2015 - 11:59 PM

The 51 year old government lawyer Alberto Nisman was expected to be damning testimony against Argentine President Cristina Kirchner

PROSECUTOR PASSES AWAY. A picture made available 19 January 2015 shows Argentinian public prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 25 October 2006. EPA/Cezaro de Luca

Argentine central bank chief resigns amid economic turmoil

Oct 02, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Juan Carlos Fabrega s decision to quit after less than a year in the post comes a day after an emotional President Cristina Kirchner alleged in a televised address that domestic and US interests were pushing to devalue the peso topple her center left government – and even kill her

Picture taken on June 26, 2014 of Argentina's central bank governor Juan Carlos Fabrega during a speech in Buenos Aires. Hugo Villalobos/AFP

Argentine leader seeks pope's backing for debt battle

Sep 19, 2014 - 8:18 AM

The hedge funds won a decision that derailed Argentina s bid to restructure its debt by barring it from paying creditors who had accepted 70 losses without also paying the plaintiffs the full 1 3 billion due

KIRCHNER. Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner delivers a speech during a conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 11 September 2014.Ramiro Gomez/EPA

Argentine lawmakers OK debt payment alternatives

Sep 04, 2014 - 2:17 PM

Argentina s lawmakers approve a measure that would transfer the payment site for the country s restructured debt obligations from New York to Buenos Aires

The Argentinean Senate session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 06 August 2014. Fernando Sturla/EPA

Buenos Aires moves to pay bondholders in Argentina – Kirchner

Aug 20, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Buenos Aires moves to pay bondholders domestically after a US bank left it unable to do so President Cristina Kirchner said

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks during a ceremony at the government house in Buenos Aires on July 31, 2014. Daniel Garcia/AFP

With new default looming, Argentina urges calm

Jul 29, 2014 - 8:26 AM

With no visible progress in talks with the holdouts the country could fail to make a 539 million payment on the restructured debt by the Wednesday July 30 deadline

Argentine bank notes pictured on December 7, 2011 in Buenos Aires. Daniel Garcia/AFP

Chinese president wields economic might on LatAm tour

Jul 24, 2014 - 10:14 AM

Analysts say Xi Jinping s trip was more about business than ideology

CHARM OFFENSIVE. Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks after being decorated with the Order of Jose Marti at Revolution Palace in Havana, Cuba, 22 July 2014. Liu Bin/Pool/EPA

US judge urges Argentina, hedge funds to avoid default

Jul 23, 2014 - 7:23 AM

US judge: A default is the worst thing I don t want that People will be hurt

NO DEBT DEFAULT, SAYS KIRCHNER. Argentine bank notes pictured on December 7, 2011 in Buenos Aires. Daniel Garcia/AFP

China's Xi hails 'new horizons' in ties with Argentina

Jul 20, 2014 - 4:41 PM

Xi is on a Latin American charm offensive to secure bilateral trade deals – particularly coveted raw materials – from governments throughout the region

A TOAST TO BILATERAL TIES. Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) toast during a dinner at the Casa Rosada presidential residence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18 July 2014. Image courtesy Argentinian President's office

Thousands welcome Argentina home after World Cup final defeat

Jul 15, 2014 - 9:06 AM

Messi: I would have liked to have brought home the Cup and enjoyed it with you the country We gave everything we had but we just didn t manage it

WELCOME HOME. A crowd of Argentinian fans greet their national football team upon their arrival near Ezeiza, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina after playing against Germany in the World Cup Brazil 2014 final, on July 14, 2014. Maxi Failla/AFP

Argentina won't make bond payment in US – official

Jun 19, 2014 - 11:11 AM

US District Judge Thomas Griesa earlier lifted a stay requiring Argentina to pay hedge funds that refused to join a restructuring of the country s debt

NO DEBT DEFAULT, SAYS KIRCHNER. Argentine bank notes pictured on December 7, 2011 in Buenos Aires. Daniel Garcia/AFP

US Supreme Court rejects Argentine debt appeals

Jun 17, 2014 - 10:18 AM

The justices effectively uphold an August 2013 New York appeals court ruling that ordered Argentina to pay NML Capital and other hedge funds that had refused to participate in a restructuring deal for debt on which Buenos Aires defaulted in 2001

NO DEBT DEFAULT, SAYS KIRCHNER. Argentine bank notes pictured on December 7, 2011 in Buenos Aires. Daniel Garcia/AFP

Kirchner undergoes medical tests after Cuba trip

Jan 30, 2014 - 12:55 PM

The president is undergoing tests after showing symptoms of sciatica and lower back pain according to a statement

MEDICAL TESTS. Handout photo released by the Argentinian Presidency of Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner as she meets with school children on January 28, 2014 in Havana. AFP PHOTO/Argentinian Presidency

Argentine president ordered released from hospital

Oct 14, 2013 - 7:35 AM

Kirchner 60 is instructed to observe strict rest for 30 days and told to avoid air travel until further notice

SURGERY OK. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner had a successful brain surgery Tuesday, her government announced. In this photo, she attends the second working session of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 06 September 2013. EPA/Grigoriy Sisoev/Host photo agency pool

Kirchner blood clot surgery 'a success' – Argentina

Oct 09, 2013 - 8:47 AM

President Kirchner was said to be in good spirits following the operation which came just three weeks before crucial mid term legislative elections

SURGERY OK. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner had a successful brain surgery Tuesday, her government announced. In this photo, she attends the second working session of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 06 September 2013. EPA/Grigoriy Sisoev/Host photo agency pool

Argentina leader to receive surgery for brain injury

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:20 AM

A decision to operate was taken after Kirchner complained of tingling and a temporary loss of muscle strength in her left arm late Sunday

MEDICAL REST. Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been ordered to rest for one month due to a brain injury. In this file photo, Kirchner addresses a United Nations Security Council meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA, 06 August 2013. EPA/Justin Lane

Argentina's Kirchner on 1-month rest after head trauma

Oct 06, 2013 - 10:12 AM

Argentina s President Cristina Kirchner has been ordered to rest for a month after doctors found she has a traumatic brain injury linked to an August incident

MEDICAL REST. Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been ordered to rest for one month due to a brain injury. In this file photo, Kirchner addresses a United Nations Security Council meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA, 06 August 2013. EPA/Justin Lane

Argentina searches for missing after building blast

Aug 08, 2013 - 9:48 AM

The Argentine government decreed 2 days of national mourning and ordered flags flown at half mast

EXPLOSION SITE. Picture released by Telam showing the destruction caused after a powerful blast ripped through a 10-story building in Argentina's third largest city, Rosario, on August 6, 2013. Photo by AFP / Telam / Jose Granata

Argentina says Ban must 'wear down' Britain over Falklands

Mar 27, 2013 - 8:07 AM

Argentina s Hector Timerman and the foreign ministers of Uruguay and Cuba met the UN secretary general to back the Argentine case for sovereignty over the islands

Pope Francis set for inauguration mass

Mar 19, 2013 - 10:29 AM

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the mass laden with rituals and spectacular imagery

Argentina asks Pope's help in Falklands issue

Mar 19, 2013 - 8:17 AM

Kirchner: I asked his intervention to promote dialogue between the two sides

Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner speaks to Pope Francis during their meeting at the Vatican on 18 March 2013. Photo courtesy of the Office of the President, Argentina.

World leaders head to Rome for pope's inaugural mass

Mar 18, 2013 - 12:48 PM

An event that poses an inevitable protocol headache for the Vatican will also be a first test of the former Buenos Aires archbishop s ability to navigate choppy diplomatic waters

This handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office on March 13, 2013 shows Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, elected Pope Francis I, appearing at the window of St Peter's Basilica's balcony after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO/OSSERVATORE ROMANO

Pope Francis urged to work for peace

Mar 14, 2013 - 8:52 AM

World leaders and Catholics hailed the election of Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina as the first Latin American pope urging him to work for religious reconciliation and peace

AFP file

Argentina's Kirchner slams Falklands vote as 'parody'

Mar 13, 2013 - 9:08 AM

UPDATE Argentine President Cristina Kirchner Tuesday March 12 slammed as a parody the referendum in the disputed Falkland islands

Venezuelans begin emotional farewells to Chavez

Mar 07, 2013 - 9:01 AM

UPDATE Hundreds of thousands waved flags and chanted Chavez lives as his hearse crawled across the capital in a seven hour trip from the hospital where he died to a military academy

'CHAVEZ LIVES' Handout picture released by Miraflores presidential palace press office showing an aerial view of the funeral cortege of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on its way to the Military Academy, on March 6, 2013, in Caracas. AFP PHOTO/PRENSA MIRAFLORES

Britain would fight to keep the Falklands - Cameron

Jan 06, 2013 - 7:38 PM

Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner said this week Britain was forcibly stripped of the Falklands in a blatant exercise of 19th century colonialism and demanded they be handed over to Argentina

Britain, Argentina joust over Falklands 30 years after war

Jun 15, 2012 - 1:41 PM

President Cristina Kirchner pressed Argentina s claim to the Falkland Islands at the United Nations on Thursday June 14 as Buenos Aires and Britain traded warnings and barbs on the 30th anniversary of their war over the disputed territory