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Argentine online travel unicorn Despegar jumps in U.S. market debut

Shares of Argentina's Despegar.com Corp rose as much as 12.3 percent in their stock market debut on Wednesday, giving the Expedia Inc-backed online travel agent a valuation of $1.96 billion.

Exclusive: Chile expects to soon clinch Argentina energy swap deal

VINA DEL MAR, Chile Chile expects to close an energy swap deal with Argentina in the days ahead, Chilean Energy Minister Andres Rebolledo said in an interview on Thursday, the latest example of increasing economic integration between the South American nations.

Loma Negra hires banks for U.S.-Argentina IPO as early as September: sources

SAO PAULO Loma Negra Cia Industrial Argentina SA, the country's largest cement producer, has hired investment banks for an initial public offering that could be launched as early as this month, according to three sources with knowledge of the plan.

Deals, Sep 06 2017

Argentina's Fernandez cries foul on government primary vote count

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's former populist leader Cristina Fernandez criticized President Mauricio Macri's government at a rally on Wednesday, after it took more than two weeks to release final results in a Senate primary race that gave her a razor-thin win.

World, Aug 30 2017

Former Argentine President Fernandez barely won Senate primary: radio

BUENOS AIRES Former Argentina President Cristina Fernandez narrowly won an Aug. 13 primary vote for a Senate seat in Buenos Aires province by 0.2 percentage points, National Electoral Director Fernando Alvarez said on local radio on Tuesday.

World, Aug 29 2017

Exclusive: Raízen nears buying Shell's Argentina gas station chain - sources

(this story corrects name of bidder to Raízen Combustíveis SA, not Raizen Energia SA, throughout story.)

Deals, Brazil Aug 25 2017

Argentina labor unions protest job losses, Macri policies

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's main labor unions took to the streets of the capital on Tuesday demanding more jobs and protesting center-right President Mauricio Macri's economic policies.

World, Brazil Aug 22 2017

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.

World, Aug 10 2017

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

North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by U.S. bombers, rhetoric escalates

SEOUL/NEW YORK North Korea has been boosting defenses on its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday, after the North said U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war and that it would shoot down U.S. bombers flying near the Korean peninsula. | Video