Category: Argentina

Thousands March in Argentina One Month After Prosecutor’s Death

Buenos Aires was the scene of a major protest on Wednesday as thousands held a rally to express their dissatisfaction with President Cristina Fernández’s handling of the investigation into the […] Read More >

Investigation Into Argentine President Will Resume

In the latest twist in a case that has captivated Argentina over the past month, a federal prosecutor has decided to move forward with accusations that President Cristina Fernández and […] Read More >

Argentine President Courts Controversy With Tweet From China

Top Story — Argentine President Cristina Fernández on Wednesday attracted renewed controversy with a social media post mocking the speech of Chinese people, her hosts on a trip taken in […] Read More >

New Evidence Raises Questions About Death of Argentine Prosecutor

Top Story — New evidence uncovered during an investigation into the mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernández of protecting Iranian officials connected to a terror […] Read More >

As Death of Prosecutor Shocks Argentina, Investigator Says Suicide Likely

Top Story — In a case that has engrossed Argentina, prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead on Sunday night — just hours before he was to testify against the country’s […] Read More >

Latin American Environmentalists Call For End To Fracking

Latin American environmental activists called for an end to fracking this week, as international leaders gathered in Lima, Peru, for the United Nations summit on climate change. Researchers and protestors […] Read More >

Falling Oil Prices, a Curse for Venezuela, May Benefit Argentina

Top Story — The beleaguered economies of Venezuela and Argentina are likely to be affected in sharply contrasting ways by a sustained drop in the price of oil, which reached […] Read More >

Argentina Becoming a Drug-Trafficking Hub, Experts Say

Top Story — Argentina is fast becoming a major transit route and base of operations in the global drug trade, according to authorities. The quantity of cocaine and other drugs […] Read More >

Argentine Judge Orders Extradition of Franco-Era Spanish Officials

Top Story — An Argentine judge has ordered the extradition of 20 former officials from Spain, accused of torturing and killing dissidents during General Francisco Franco’s dictatorship. The Buenos Aires […] Read More >

Argentina Passes a Controversial Bill to Attract Oil Investment

Top Story — Looking to take advantage of its vast and mostly untapped shale oil and gas deposits, Argentina’s Congress has passed a controversial bill that will make it easier […] Read More >