Category: Argentina

Argentina peso continues plunge, falling by 20% in two days

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: The peso continued to fall yesterday by more than 13 percent, after a 7 percent drop the day before. The central bank tried to stabilize the […] Read More >

Former Argentina President Cristina Fernández testifies in court, denies wrongdoing and accuses judge of political motives

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: Former president Cristina Fernández appeared before a court in Buenos Aires yesterday but declined to speak and instead presented a written statement denying any wrongdoing […] Read More >

Argentina Senate rejects controversial bill to legalize abortion

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   ARGENTINA: The Senate narrowly rejected a bill to legalize abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy today before dawn. Senators began debating the bill […] Read More >

A federal judge ordered former Argentina President Cristina Fernández to testify on alleged corruption

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   ARGENTINA: A federal judge ordered former President Cristina Fernández to testify in an investigation into alleged corruption involving public works contracts. Judge Claudio Bonadio also […] Read More >

Argentina president announces controversial military participation in internal security

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   ARGENTINA: President Mauricio Macri said on Monday he is pushing for a reform that will allow the armed forces to participate in fighting crime, drug […] Read More >

A general strike against IMF deal paralyzes Argentina’s main cities

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: A third general strike led by Argentina’s largest union confederation shut down Buenos Aires and other Argentine cities yesterday. Public transportation, airlines, ports, schools, banks […] Read More >

Argentine Chamber of Deputies passes abortion bill, a vote by the Senate will follow

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ARGENTINA: The Chamber of Deputies passed a bill allowing elective abortions in the first 14 weeks of gestation after a 22-hour discussion in the lower house of […] Read More >

Reynaldo Bignone, Argentina’s last military dictator, died

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Eight years after he was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity, Argentina’s last military dictator, Reynaldo Bignone, died after a heart attack in […] Read More >

Court Decision Allows Argentina to End Years-Long Battle With Hedge Funds

Top Story — The United States Court of Appeals has cleared Argentina to begin raising money to pay off its debts to holdout international creditors, ending a 15-year saga over […] Read More >

Panama Papers: Trove of Leaked Documents Names Argentine President, Latin American Officials

Top Story —Argentine President Mauricio Macri, soccer star Lionel Messi and at least 57 people investigated over their alleged involvement in a multi-billion dollar corruption scheme at Brazilian oil giant […] Read More >