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Argentina's Fernandez leads Buenos Aires Senate race: poll


BUENOS AIRES Argentina's leftist ex-President Cristina Fernandez leads the candidate for President Mauricio Macri's coalition in the Senate race for politically-crucial Buenos Aires province, a poll showed on Thursday.

Brazil, Argentina prosecutors say governments interfering in Odebrecht probe

BRASILIA The top prosecutors of Brazil and Argentina are accusing their governments of interfering in the creation of a joint anti-corruption task force to investigate bribes by the Odebrecht engineering group so that politicians, many of whom are under investigation, can themselves control the exchange of evidence.

World, Brazil Aug 01 2017

EU postpones decision on biodiesel anti-dumping duties

BRUSSELS The European Union postponed a vote on Thursday designed to set its response to Argentina's successful World Trade Organization challenge to EU anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports, sources familiar with the planned vote said.

Environment, Jul 27 2017

Storms in Argentina to slow last weeks of wheat sowing: crop experts

BUENOS AIRES Storms in Argentina over the coming two weeks will slow the final stages of 2017/18 wheat planting, crop weather experts said on Monday, adding that flooded areas will likely be sown with soy once the moisture evaporates later this year.

Environment, Jul 24 2017

Mercosur urges end to violence in Venezuela's 'humanitarian crisis'

MENDOZA, Argentina The members of South America's Mercosur trade bloc called for an end to violence in Venezuela in a joint statement on Friday, while Brazil and Argentina expressed wariness about following the United States in preparing possible economic sanctions.

World, Brazil Jul 21 2017

Argentina's Macri blames Congress for Odebrecht stalemate

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's President Mauricio Macri blamed Congress on Wednesday for lack of progress on a corruption investigation involving Brazil's Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] that has roiled Latin America in recent months.

World, Brazil Jul 12 2017

Exclusive: Argentina's Telecom/Cablevision would have to return airwaves

BUENOS AIRES Telecom Argentina SA and cable TV provider Cablevision SA will have to return broadcast airwaves spectrum to the Argentine government if a proposed merger between the two companies is to be approved, a source with the country's Enacom communications regulator told Reuters on Friday.

Deals, Jul 07 2017

Poll shows Fernandez bloc tied in Argentina congressional elections

BUENOS AIRES Candidates aligned with Argentina's center-right government and those aligned with leftist ex-President Cristina Fernandez are in a technical tie in a key province ahead of October's congressional elections, according to a poll published by newspaper Clarin on Sunday.

World, Jul 02 2017

Cofco's Argentina grains operations affected by cyber attack

BUENOS AIRES Activity at ports operated by China's Cofco in Argentina's main grains hub of Rosario has been interrupted by a worldwide cyber attack, a local port manager said on Wednesday, the first sign that the virus had made its way to South America.

World, Tech, China, Cybersecurity Jun 29 2017

Chile, Argentina leaders pledge cooperation; express concern over Venezuela

SANTIAGO The leaders of neighboring Chile and Argentina pledged on Tuesday to further integrate the countries' economies and expressed mutual concern about the unrest in Venezuela.

World, Jun 27 2017

Spain hunts van driver who mowed down Barcelona crowd, killing 13

BARCELONA A manhunt was underway for the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona's most famous avenue on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State. | Video