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Fernandez promises 'caring' Argentina as he assumes presidency

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Alberto Fernandez, whose vice president is controversial former leader Cristina Kirchner, will govern until 2023 in a country beset by recession, high inflation, rising unemployment and poverty

SWORN IN. Handout picture released by the Argentine Senate showing Argentina's new president Alberto Fernandez (L) waving next to his vice-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, after receiving the presidential sash from outgoing president Mauricio Macri during his inauguration ceremony at the Congress in Buenos Aires on December 10, 2019. AFP PHOTO/ARGENTINA'S SENATE/CHARLY DIAZ AZCUE

Peronist Alberto Fernandez wins Argentine presidential election

Oct 28, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Alberto Fernandez, a 60-year-old law professor, garners nearly 48% of the votes – crossing the threshold for outright victory – after 94% of the votes had been counted

WINNING. Argentina's presidential candidate for the Frente de Todos party Alberto Fernandez flashes the Victory sign as he leaves the polling station in Buenos Aires during Argentina's general election on October 27, 2019. Photo by Alejandro Pagni/AFP

Macri suffers crushing defeat in key Argentina primaries

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:34 AM

Center-left nominee Alberto Fernandez leads by around 15 points after partial results were revealed as Mauricio Macri admits it had been 'a bad election'

MAURICIO MACRI. Argentina's President and presidential hopeful for the Juntos por el Cambio party Mauricio Macri speaks to the press after voting during the primary elections in Buenos Aires on August 11, 2019.Photo by Juan Mabromata/AFP

Former Argentine president de la Rua dead at 81

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:01 PM

'I share in the pain of his family,' says President Mauricio Macri, in announcing his death. 'His democratic journey deserves recognition by all Argentinians.'

DE LA RUA. Argentine former head of state Fernando de la Rua – who was famously evacuated by helicopter from the presidential palace during the 2001 economic crisis – died on July 9, 2019, in Buenos Aires at the age of 81. File photo by Fabian Gredillas/AFP

General strike against inflation paralyzes Argentina

May 30, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Workers' unions in Argentina lead a general strike as they demand government action on rising inflation

An information board displays the status of flights, with almost all of them cancelled, at Jorge Newbery Airport on May 29, 2019 during a 24-hour general strike called by workers' unions to demand the government of Argentine President Mauricio Macri to take measures against inflation and keep the campaign promises. (Photo by Juan MABROMATA / AFP)

G20 opens under assault from Trump on collective action

Nov 30, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Shortly before the summit kicks off, Donald Trump's 'America First' charge will bear fruit with the signing in Buenos Aires of a successor to the North American free trade pact NAFTA

G20. View of the Obelisk as Corrientes Avenue remains without traffic due to security measures ahead of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on Noviembre 29, 2018. Photo by Alberto Raggio/AFP

The week in photos: August 4-10, 2018

Aug 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

NO TO WAR. An Indian student wearing a mask poses with her hands painted with a slogans for peace during a rally to mark Hiroshima Day in Mumbai on August 6, 2018. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Argentina's Macri orders probe for 'truth' over missing submarine

Nov 25, 2017 - 8:44 AM

Argentina's navy has been fiercely criticized for the way it mismanaged the operation since first reporting the submarine overdue at its Mar del Plata base on November 16

OFF TO SEARCH. Argentina's Navy destroyer ARA Sarandi sails off to take part in the search of missing submarine ARA San Juan, from the north breakwater of Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 21, 2017. File photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Satellite signals offer hope in hunt for missing Argentine sub

Nov 19, 2017 - 8:06 AM

(UPDATED) 'We are working to pinpoint the exact location of what is emitting the signals,' presuming it could be the missing ARA San Juan, Argentina's defense ministry says

Argentine unions to lead protest against president

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:24 PM

Unions say 100 000 workers have lost their jobs in the public and private sectors since Mauricio Macri took office

MACRI. A handout picture provided by the Presidency of Argentina shows Argentinian President Mauricio Macri speaking in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 26 April 2016. Photo by Presidency of Argentina/EPA

Cameron, Argentina's Macri caught in Panama Papers swirl

Apr 08, 2016 - 10:18 AM

British Prime Minister David Cameron admits benefiting from his father s offshore trust while prosecutors have opened an investigation into Argentine President Mauricio Macri

PANAMA PAPERS. British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) admits benefiting from his father's offshore trust, while prosecutors have opened an investigation into Argentine President Mauricio Macri (R). File photos from EPA

Argentina passes bill to end 15-year debt battle

Mar 31, 2016 - 3:32 PM

The vote clears the final legislative hurdle for the deal and paves the way for the government to pay off creditors that rejected Argentina s efforts to restructure its mountain of defaulted debt

DISCUSSING DEBT. Argentine senators debate the status of debt with several creditors in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 30, 2016. Sturla Fernando/EPA

Obama in Argentina after Cuba milestone

Mar 23, 2016 - 11:13 PM

Obama who hopes to remake the United States image in Latin America meets Argentina s new free market friendly President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires on Wednesday morning

SHAKING HANDS. President of Argentina Mauricio Macri (R) welcomes US President Barack Obama at the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 23, 2016. Photo by David Fernandez/EPA

Man threatens bombing in Argentina near Obama visit

Mar 23, 2016 - 11:03 PM

The man threatens to blow up the National Radio building in central Buenos Aires where security forces are on high alert

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From Cuba, history-laden trip takes Obama to Argentina

Mar 23, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The delicate issue of US involvement in Latin America s violent history will rear its head during his visit to Buenos Aires

WELCOME TO ARGENTINA. US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha walk off Air Force One upon arrival in Buenos Aires on March 22, 2016. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Argentina, 'vulture' funds end 15-year debt battle

Mar 01, 2016 - 11:02 AM

UPDATED The deal opens the door for the South American country to escape financial pariah status

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

Obama to make historic visit to Cuba in March

Feb 18, 2016 - 11:36 PM

UPDATED The White House hopes the trip will be a Berlin Wall moment crowning a policy they see as being among Barack Obama s greatest foreign policy achievements

OBAMA HEADING TO CUBA. US President Barack Obama at the Oval Office in the White House in Washington, DC, USA, February 17, 2016. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

New Argentine gov't resumes talks with 'vulture' creditors

Jan 14, 2016 - 8:02 AM

President Mauricio Macri says he hopes for a reasonable agreement with the creditors

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

Argentine president-elect Macri won with 51.3% – officials

Dec 01, 2015 - 7:54 AM

The margin is slightly narrower than the provisional count released at the end of voting day

MAURICIO MACRI. Argentinian president-elect Mauricio Macri of the Cambiemos political coalition speaks to members of the media after a meeting with Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (not pictured) at Los Olivos, near Buenos Aires, Argentina, 24 November 2015. Photo by Raul Ferrari/EPA

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