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Argentine president begins unusual visit to Spain, snubbing officials and courting the far-right

May. 17, 2024 21:56 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Even before kicking off a three-day visit to Madrid on Friday, Argentina's libertarian President Javier Milei stirred controversy, accusing the socialist government of bringing “poverty and death” to Spain and weighing in on corruption allegations against the...

Subway commuters in Buenos Aires see fares spike by 360% as part of austerity campaign in Argentina

May. 17, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Commuters in Buenos Aires on Friday were hit by an abrupt 360% increase in subway fares, one of the most dramatic price hikes in libertarian President Javier Milei 's harsh budget austerity campaign in Argentina. After weeks of hearings, a judge on...

Messi napkin that sealed Barcelona move sells for $965,000 at auction

May. 17, 2024 09:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The famous napkin that linked a young Lionel Messi to Barcelona sold for 762,400 pounds ($965,000) on Friday, British auction house Bonhams said. An agreement in principle to sign the-then 13-year-old Messi was written on the napkin almost 25 years ago at a Barcelona...

A look at assassinations and assassination attempts this century

May. 17, 2024 04:10 AM EDT

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico was seriously wounded in an apparent assassination attempt just weeks before a Europe-wide election that has been deeply divisive. He was shot multiple times in an attack in the town of Handlova that authorities described as politically motivated, although...

Argentina reports its first single-digit inflation in 6 months as markets swoon and costs hit home

May. 14, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s monthly inflation rate eased sharply to a single-digit rate in April for the first time in half a year, data released Tuesday showed, a closely watched indicator that bolsters President Javier Milei’s severe austerity program aimed at fixing the...

Argentina's inflation drops to 1st single-digit rate in 6 months, a triumph for President Milei not felt on the streets

May. 14, 2024 15:53 PM EDT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's inflation drops to 1st single-digit rate in 6 months, a triumph for President Milei not felt on the streets.

AP exclusive: Maradona heirs say his Golden Ball trophy was stolen. They want to stop its auction

May. 14, 2024 11:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Diego Maradona's heirs will file a lawsuit to try to stop the auction of a trophy he was awarded after the 1986 World Cup won by Argentina, their lawyer told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The Golden Ball trophy rewarding the best player of the tournament had been...

Argentina will get next installment of bailout as IMF praises Milei's austerity policies

May. 13, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The International Monetary Fund, Argentina's biggest creditor, agreed Monday to release the next tranche of loans due under a bailout program, endorsing government austerity measures so severe they even surpass the terms of its $43 billion loan. The...

In progressive Argentina, the LGBTQ+ community says President Milei has turned back the clock

May. 12, 2024 09:47 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When Luana Salva got her first formal job after years of prostitution, she was ecstatic. A quota law in Argentina that promoted the inclusion of transgender people in the work force — unprecedented in Latin America expect in neighboring Uruguay —...

A train in central Buenos Aires strikes a boxcar on the track, injuring dozens

May. 11, 2024 02:05 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At least 90 people were injured in Argentina's capital when a passenger train struck an empty boxcar on the tracks and derailed Friday, authorities said, a rare collision that fueled questions about basic safety. The train was on its way from Buenos...