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  • Default fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina entered economic limbo Thursday, forced into a default that could undermine an already frail economy if a dispute with U.S. creditors is not resolved soon. President Cristina Fernandez and her economy minister both insisted they were open to more...

  • Argentines shrug off risk of default

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In 2001, it was ground zero for Argentina's financial earthquake. A neo-colonial architectural gem built long ago by the Bank of Boston, it became the focal point for angry mobs of protesters who stared down riot police to demand the return of their savings, which...

  • Argentina, US bondholders meet as deadline looms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina's economy minister emerged from daylong negotiations aimed at preventing a default Tuesday to say both sides had finally spoken for the first time, a development that raised hopes that a deal might be reached to avert a financial crisis. Minister Axel Kicillof made the...

  • Argentina talks go long as debt deadline looms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina's economy minister has joined negotiators who are in New York trying to prevent the South American nation's second default in 13 years. Minister Axel Kicillof arrived Tuesday evening at the Manhattan offices of a mediator appointed to try to strike a deal by midnight...

  • Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said an Argentine delegation would be...

  • 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 World...

  • 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 Latin...

  • 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...



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