Argentina


Argentina, Citigroup face tough questioning

2014-09-19 11:30

A US appeals court has signaled its displeasure with Argentina as Citigroup warned it faces "serious and imminent hazard" if it follows a judge's order.

Argentina passes debt restructuring law

2014-09-11 16:00

Argentina's Congress has given approval to a law that would restructure its debt to skirt a US court ruling that forced it into its second default in 12 years.

Argentina creditors do not want in on bond swap

2014-09-10 12:45

A majority of Argentina's creditors are opposed to their bonds being moved to a new jurisdiction under a government proposal that would sidestep a US court ruling.

Dreadnoughtus makes T rex look puny

2014-09-04 19:32

The word big does not do justice to a massive, long-necked dinosaur that shook the Earth in Argentina about 77 million years ago.

Malaysia's Petronas signs Argentine shale deal

2014-08-29 11:15

The Malaysian and Argentine state energy firms Petronas and YPF have signed a deal to invest $550m to develop shale oil in Argentina.

How to greet people when travelling abroad

2014-08-20 15:54

Travelling to a different country soon, but not quite sure how to say ‘howzit’ to potential new foreign friends? Here’s your guide.

Argentina slams US judge

2014-08-14 09:30

Prospects for a private sector solution to Argentina's sovereign debt dispute has deteriorated, while the government dashed hopes it might agree to restart talks.

Argentina calls for US intervention

2014-08-12 09:04

Argentina has asked the US to intervene in a court case over its defaulted debt after a district judge threatened the country with contempt for 'false statements'.

Argentina economy will likely contract - UN

2014-08-05 10:00

Argentina's economy could contract due to fallout from a new sovereign debt crisis, says the United Nation's body for Latin American and the Caribbean.

Business unusual for Argentines in default

2014-08-01 10:30

Argentina may have defaulted on its debt for the second time in 12 years, but the packed cafes in Buenos Aires show little sign of distress.

Argentina defaults as talks break down

2014-07-31 11:11

An imminent default will hurt an economy already in recession, fuelling risks to consumer prices in a country with one of the world's highest inflation rates.

Argentina needs protection against challenges

2014-07-25 11:03

Argentina says that it needs financial protection against challenges it could face from holders of its restructured debt if it is to negotiate.

China to loan Argentina $7.5bn

2014-07-18 15:41

Argentina will sign deals to borrow $7.5bn from China for power rail projects, at a time when the Latin American country cannot tap global capital markets.

Argentina: Dino hunters embark on next phase

2014-07-07 14:55

A few months ago, Argentine scientists found the remains of a giant dinosaur. Now they look forward to digging up hundreds more fossils, but what they really want is the big one's head.

Argentine debt could impact soybean supply

2014-06-27 19:26

Argentine farmers say they will stockpile soybeans if the government is unable to cut a deal with debt investors to stave off a new sovereign default.

Argentina threatens to default on debt

2014-06-19 10:03

Buenos Aires remains locked in a legal fight with creditors who refused to participate in restructurings after Argentina defaulted on $100bn in bonds in 2002.

Argentina's economy minister 'changes colour'

2014-06-13 13:01

Many in the business community feared Argentina's new economy minister Axel might plunge Latin America's number three economy deeper into isolation.

Fossils of largest dinosaur found in Argentina

2014-05-18 18:51

Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what was likely the largest dinosaur ever to roam the earth.

VW dominates in Argentina - Latvala wins

2014-05-12 07:54

Volkswagen has dominated once again - this time in the 2014 WRC Rally of Argentina. Championship leader Sebastien Ogier had to give way to team mate Jari-Matti Latvala.

Spain refuses to extradite 'torturer'

2014-04-30 22:24

Spain's top criminal court has refused to extradite a 67-year-old former police officer known as "Billy the Kid" to be tried in Argentina for alleged torture during the Franco era.

Argentina eyes return to F1 calendar

2014-04-29 08:42

Argentina has not given up hope of returning to the Formula 1 calender. It has a revamped circuit with which the nation hopes to return to the sport after 16 years.

Teen rescued after 9 years of grim abuse

2014-04-17 10:46

A 15-year-old girl has been rescued in Argentina after being nearly starved and beaten in a garage by an adoptive family for nine years.

Crime breeds mob 'justice' in Argentina

2014-04-09 13:25

Argentina has been shaken by a recent wave of incidents of mob "justice," underscoring public frustration with rising crime and ineffectual police work.

Citizens police pricing with smartphone app

2014-02-07 08:37

A free smartphone application has encouraged more than 70 000 Argentines to become citizen-cops as they shop.

 

Argentina passes new debt bill

2014-09-12 09:55

Argentina's Congress has passed a new bill designed to enable the government to resume debt payments to bondholders in defiance of a US court ruling.

UN vote vindicates debt fight - Argentina

2014-09-11 14:00

The government says its refusal to repay a group of US hedge funds, standing to profit from the country's debt, has been vindicated by UN support for bond reforms.

Debt bill gets the nod from Argentina senate

2014-09-05 12:18

Argentina's senate has passed a bill aimed at circumventing US court decisions regarding its defaulted debt by changing payment jurisdiction.

China builds Argentina's fourth nuclear plant

2014-09-04 12:17

China will take part in the construction of Argentina's fourth nuclear power plant, Buenos Aires has announced.

Argentina to deal with all holdout investors

2014-08-28 11:00

Argentina's government has ruled out further debt talks with a small group of US hedge funds, the country needs to strike a deal with all bondholders.

Car crash kills family of Pope Francis

2014-08-19 16:40

A road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew.

Banks struggle to cut Argentina debt deal

2014-08-13 09:15

International banks are struggling to reach a deal to buy a chunk of Argentine sovereign debt held by New York hedge funds suing the country, say sources.

Activist to meet kidnapped grandson after 36 years

2014-08-06 23:02

A leading human rights activist in Argentina will finally meet the grandson torn from her family 36 years ago when he was kidnapped by agents of the country's dictatorship.

Argentina holds no positive expectations

2014-08-01 15:15

Argentina's Cabinet says the government holds no positive expectations for a court hearing in New York that will discuss the country's debt default.

Argentine markets fall post-default

2014-08-01 09:07

Argentina's bond and stock markets and peso currency have dropped after Latin America's No 3 economy defaulted for the second time in 12 years.

Argentina in race to avoid default

2014-07-30 08:33

Argentina faces a race against time to avert its second default in 12 years and must cut a deal with investors suing it, or win time from a US court.

Argentine government refuses to capitulate

2014-07-23 10:30

The battle against "holdout" investors suing the country is increasing the odds that the Argentine government will default for a second time in 12 years.

Argentina asks US judge to put debt on hold

2014-07-22 09:17

Argentina has asked a US judge to put an order requiring it to pay bondholders who did not participate in debt restructurings on hold.

Pope demands justice for Argentina terror attack

2014-07-18 12:49

Pope Francis is demanding justice for the victims of Argentina's worst terrorist attack, using an amateur Smartphone video message, recorded on the fly by a visiting friend.

Nuclear group divided over bonding with India

2014-07-03 09:37

An influential global body that controls atomic exports is divided over establishing closer ties with India.

New UN resolution calls for Falklands dialogue

2014-06-27 14:15

A UN committee approved a new resolution calling on Britain and Argentina to negotiate a solution to their dispute over the Falkland Islands.

Argentina won't submit to 'extortion' on debt

2014-06-17 10:50

Argentina’s president is refusing to go along with a US judge’s ruling requiring a $1.5bn repayment of default bonds.

Argentina: 100s of child sex abuse victims rescued

2014-06-02 08:10

The sexual abuse of nearly 300 girls and boys in just one year in a single Argentine province led authorities to separate them from their parents, authorities said Sunday.

Court declares Jewish bombing probe unconstitutional

2014-05-16 09:43

An Argentine court has declared unconstitutional an agreement with Iran to probe the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre, with a final decision left to the Supreme Court.

Scientists crown heavyweight champion of dinosaurs

2014-05-07 07:33

Scientists have unveiled body weight estimates for an astounding 426 different dinosaur species using a formula based on the thickness of their leg bones.

Argentina eyes return to F1 calendar

2014-04-29 10:31

Argentina has not given up hope of returning to the Formula 1 calender.

Websites probed for Borges downloads

2014-04-23 07:29

An Argentine prosecutor is pursuing a criminal investigation against the owners of the social network Taringa! and another website for downloads that he says violate the intellectual property of the late writer Jorge Luis Borges.

Strike impacts Argentina's grain export hub

2014-04-11 12:10

A 24-hour strike in Argentina by labour groups protesting high inflation and other conditions brought the Rosario grain export hub to a near standstill.

Hunt for horseman in brazen Argentina robbery

2014-04-05 22:50

Argentine police are hunting for a man who whipped two passersby while riding a horse in the middle of a busy city street and attempted to rob them, before galloping off.

Shell hikes gas prices in Argentina

2014-02-03 20:15

Shell has raised fuel prices in Argentina by 12%, drawing fire from the government of President Cristina Kirchner as it struggles with inflationary pressures.

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