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Americas' top rights commission urges Argentina to free activist

BUENOS AIRES The Inter-American Commision on Human Rights on Friday called on Argentina to release social activist Milagro Sala, who has been jailed since the beginning of the year in the northwestern province of Jujuy.

Largest all-female expedition braves Antarctica to fight inequality, climate change

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The largest all-female expedition to Antarctica, comprising 76 scientists, is due to set sail from Argentina on Friday in a quest to promote women in science and highlight the impact of climate change on the planet.

Environment, Nov 30 2016

Argentina unemployment drops in breath of fresh air for government

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent in the third quarter of the year, the government's Indec statistics agency said in a report on Friday, a bright spot in a slew of poor economic data for the recession-stricken country.

Global Energy News Nov 25 2016

Argentine business leaders agree to freeze layoffs until March

BUENOS AIRES Argentine business leaders agreed on Wednesday not to lay off workers without justifiable cause until March 2017, after unemployment rose amid a prolonged recession.

Nov 23 2016

Strong quake hits near Argentina, Chile border, no damage reported

SANTIAGO A strong quake hit western Argentina, shaking buildings as far away as Santiago, the capital of neighboring Chile, though there were no reports of damage to people, infrastructure or basic services.

World, Nov 20 2016

Thousands march in Argentina capital for more aid to the poor

BUENOS AIRES Tens of thousands of protesters, marching under the banners of unions and leftist groups, blocked traffic in Argentina's capital on Friday to pressure the government into increasing subsidies to the poor.

World, Nov 18 2016

Argentina extradites alleged Colombian cocaine boss 'My Blood' to U.S.

BUENOS AIRES Argentina extradited an alleged Colombian drug kingpin known as "My Blood" to the United States on Thursday to face charges of organizing cocaine shipments.

World, Nov 17 2016

Argentina shifts drug trafficking offensive to private ports

ROSARIO, Argentina Argentina’s government has stepped up security at the ports in its main grain exporting hub of Rosario, counting on cooperation with private terminal operators to keep drug traffickers away from a key industry.

World, United Nations, Nov 15 2016

Argentina looks to tame Peronist opposition with election reform

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's government has introduced a voting reform bill that could hurt the Peronist opposition in a mid-term election next year that will determine the legislative strength that President Mauricio Macri will have in the final two years of his term.

World, Nov 02 2016

Chinese miners eyeing Barrick mine face regulatory morass

TORONTO/BUENOS AIRES Chinese state-owned miners considering buying into Barrick Gold Corp's operations in Argentina would take on assets that are under regulatory scrutiny and entangled in lawsuits and investigations.

Deals, Oct 28 2016
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Italy's Renzi vows to resign after crushing referendum defeat

ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed to resign after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone's third-largest economy into political turmoil. | Video