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Argentine political twist could provide balm for troubled markets

May 20 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine markets, rattled during recent months by rising political uncertainty, could get a reprieve after the populist ex-leader seen as challenger No. 1 in this year's presidential elections said she would instead run on someone else's ticket.

Argentine military scrambles after bomb threat against presidential palace

May 13 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's military and federal police scrambled to secure the presidential palace in Buenos Aires on Monday after a bomb threat made while President Mauricio Macri was in the building, just hours after a man was arrested trying to enter with a gun.

In crisis-hit Argentina, cancer researcher turns to game show for funds

May 10 2019

BUENOS AIRES Amid a swirling economic crisis and protests over budget cuts for research in Argentina, one scientist has found a novel way to fundraise: winning money on a television game show.

Venezuelan lawmakers seek refuge in embassies after crackdown on Guaido allies

May 09 2019

CARACAS/BUENOS AIRES Two Venezuelan lawmakers sought refuge at foreign embassies in Caracas on Thursday, as the government of President Nicolas Maduro cracked down on allies of opposition leader Juan Guaido who supported his attempted uprising last week.

China's Tencent backs Argentina mobile banking startup Uala

Apr 23 2019

BUENOS AIRES Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has invested in Argentine mobile banking service Uala, which also counts George Soros and Point72 Ventures LLC among its investors, the start-up's founder said.

Chinese tech giant Tencent invests in Argentine mobile banking startup

Apr 23 2019

BUENOS AIRES, April 23 Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has invested in Argentine mobile banking service Uala, which also counts George Soros and Point72 Ventures LLC among its investors, the start-up's founder said.

On South America's largest solar farm, Chinese power radiates

Apr 23 2019

JUJUY, Argentina In an arid, lunar-like landscape in the sunny highlands of northern Argentina, South America's largest solar farm is rising, powered by funding and technology from China. | Video

On South America's largest solar farm, Chinese power radiates

Apr 23 2019

JUJUY, Argentina In an arid, lunar-like landscape in the sunny highlands of northern Argentina, South America's largest solar farm is rising, powered by funding and technology from China. | Video

INSIGHT-On South America's largest solar farm, Chinese power radiates

Apr 23 2019

JUJUY, Argentina, April 23 In an arid, lunar-like landscape in the sunny highlands of northern Argentina, South America's largest solar farm is rising, powered by funding and technology from China.

Anti-Uber protests flare in Argentina as ride-hailing app prepares IPO

Apr 11 2019

BUENOS AIRES Thousands of taxi drivers snarled traffic in the center of Buenos Aires on Thursday to protest the threat to their business from Uber, in the latest reminder of the headaches the ride-hailing platform faces worldwide as it prepares to go public.

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