More Argentina Articles

  • World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal. One of about 160,000 Argentines who flooded into Brazil for the...

  • Argentina's embattled vice president back in court

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's embattled Vice President was back in court Wednesday, this time over false data in documents for an old car that he bought about 20 years ago. Amado Boudou appeared before a federal judge and presented a written statement instead of speaking in his...

  • Argentina zoo freezes polar bear move to Canada

    MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada. The director of the Mendoza Zoo in western Argentina told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the 28-year-old bear...

  • NY judge orders 24-7 Argentina debt talks

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years, saying a default would hurt "real people." U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan issued the order from the bench after describing why...

  • Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America But for at least 90 minutes on Sunday, when Argentina takes on Germany in the World Cup final, most...

  • Harry Reid loves soccer shootouts

    The Senate majority leader recalls his son's penalty kick in an NCAA tournament game, and likens Argentinian star Messi to the great Pele.

  • Illness to keep Argentine president from holiday

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez will miss her country's Independence Day celebrations this week to continue recovering from an acute throat infection. The Presidential Medical Unit said Sunday the 61-year-old leader will perform her duties from the...

  • Argentina hits debt deadline, but not yet default

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina will likely miss a bond payment on Monday, setting it on a course for a possible catastrophic default. Argentina owes an interest payment to the majority of its creditors, but the government has a 30-day grace period after Monday to avoid going into...

  • Floods force thousands to evacuate in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Flooding from days of torrential rains has forced the evacuation of some 3,000 families in Argentina. The heavy rains swelled the Paraguay and Parana rivers. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said Monday that families living in swamped low-lying areas have been...

  • Argentina's vice president charged with bribery

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Vice President Amado Boudou has been charged with bribery and conducting business incompatible with public office, adding to the woes of President Cristina Fernandez. Boudou is accused of using shell companies and secret middlemen to gain control of...



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