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IMF will stand by Argentina during crisis: Georgieva

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WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund will stand by Argentina as it works through its economic crisis, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Thursday.

Argentines struggle with housing crisis as presidential vote looms

BUENOS AIRES Silvia Gauna is struggling to make the rent on the one-room Buenos Aires apartment she shares with her teenage daughter. High inflation has driven up rents, with salaries and employment hit by recession. Gauna herself lost her long-term job in August.

Oct 16 2019

Argentine presidential front-runner courts moderate voters

BUENOS AIRES The front-runner in Argentina's presidential election reached out to undecided voters on Sunday, promising both orthodox and unorthodox policies to cure the country's deep economic troubles.

Oct 13 2019

In farm-rich Argentina, hunger cries ring in leaders' ears amid crisis

CLAYPOLE, Argentina In the hard-up neighborhood of Claypole on the outskirts of Argentine capital Buenos Aires, Elena Escobar makes her way to the local Caritas Felices soup kitchen to serve food to street children who scrape by from meal to meal. | Video

Oct 10 2019

Argentine libertarian running for president says country must 'detonate' political past

BUENOS AIRES Argentina needs to make radical changes including trimming back big government and freeing international trade to avoid slipping into disaster, presidential candidate and libertarian economist José Luis Espert told Reuters.

Oct 09 2019

Macri seeks boost from young voters with employer tax cut incentive

BUENOS AIRES Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced a tax incentive proposal aimed at boosting employment among young people on Monday, in a bid to gain ground with a voter demographic that contributed to his poor showing in an August primary.

Oct 07 2019

China firms complete building Argentina's largest solar farm: Xinhua

SINGAPORE Chinese companies have built a 300-megawatt solar farm in the highlands of northern Argentina, the largest of its kind in the South American nation, China's state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.

Oct 02 2019

Dryness in Argentina hits corn and wheat outlook; election haze supports safe-bet soy

BUENOS AIRES Dryness in Argentina is hitting the outlooks for wheat and corn crops, local climate experts said, while low-cost soy is being supported by growers looking to hedge their bets with political uncertainty rising ahead of October's presidential vote.

Sep 30 2019

'Yes we can!' says Argentina's Macri as vote looms. Not likely, says everybody else

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's embattled President Mauricio Macri took to the streets on Saturday with a defiant message: "Yes we can," he told crowds of supporters in Buenos Aires as he looks to launch an unlikely comeback ahead of general elections next month.

Sep 30 2019

Argentina's Macri launches election push with Buenos Aires march

BUENOS AIRES Argentine President Mauricio Macri told a crowd of thousands of supporters on Saturday that he could still turn the tide and win the upcoming presidential election, despite his main opponent's wide lead.

Sep 28 2019
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Cartel gunmen terrorize Mexican city, free El Chapo's son

MEXICO CITY Heavily armed fighters surrounded security forces in a Mexican city on Thursday and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons, after his capture triggered gunbattles and a prison break that sent civilians scurrying for cover. | Video