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Argentina's populist president meets billionaire Elon Musk in Texas — and a bromance is born

Apr. 12, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — One is an erratic billionaire entrepreneur and self-declared free-speech absolutist, prone to profanity-laden rants against “wokeness” and obsessed with making humanity a multi-planetary species. The other is an iconoclastic Latin American leader...

Argentine court blames Iran and Hezbollah for deadly 1994 Jewish center bombing

Apr. 12, 2024 05:04 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s highest criminal court reported a new development Thursday in the elusive quest for justice in the deadliest attack in the country's history — the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center headquarters — concluding Iran had planned the attack and...

President Milei of cash-strapped Argentina starts another US tour, plans to meet Elon Musk

Apr. 11, 2024 22:19 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Javier Milei of Argentina kicked off a visit Wednesday to the United States, where he'll meet with tech billionaire Elon Musk, as his government seeks an infusion of cash to overhaul Argentina's embattled economy. The populist president...

Argentina's police step up their response to growing anti-government protests

Apr. 10, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A confrontation between Argentine authorities and anti-government protesters angered by President Javier Milei's spending cuts escalated on Wednesday, as protesters blocking the capital's key thoroughfare were forcibly dispersed and eight of the movement’s...

Argentina's Milei takes his chainsaw to the state, cutting 15,000 jobs and spurring protests

Apr. 03, 2024 18:00 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina said Wednesday that it had cut 15,000 state jobs as part of President Javier Milei’s aggressive campaign to slash spending, the latest in a series of painful economic measures that have put the libertarian government on a collision course with angry...

Argentina's Falkland War defeat stirs patriotic fervor but President Milei has other concerns

Apr. 02, 2024 21:27 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — For decades, Argentines could count on coming together April 2 around a steadfast claim to the islands they know as the Malvinas and — at least until recently — expect their president to share that conviction. But President Javier Milei on...

Argentina and Colombia avert a diplomatic crisis, downplaying their presidents' war of words

Apr. 01, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina and Colombia have agreed to end a diplomatic spat that escalated over right-wing Argentine President Javier Milei’s visceral attack on his leftist counterpart in Colombia last week, prompting the country to order the expulsion of Argentine diplomats. ...

Argentina's Milei trades barbs with Mexican and Colombian leaders, ratcheting up tensions

Mar. 28, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Mudslinging between Latin American populist leaders dragged on Thursday, after days of Argentina’s President Javier Milei needling his leftist counterparts in Mexico and Colombia — coming to a head with a diplomatic blow the night before. Since right-wing...

In first, an Argentine court convicts ex-officers of crimes against trans women during dictatorship

Mar. 26, 2024 21:27 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Judges overseeing a high-profile human rights trial in Argentina convicted 11 former officials of crimes against humanity on Tuesday, in the first case to focus on the former military dictatorship's overlooked practice of committing sexual violence against...

On the anniversary of the 1976 military coup, Argentines push back against leaders revising history

Mar. 24, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — As Argentina on Sunday marked the most traumatic date in its modern history — the 1976 military coup that ushered in a brutal dictatorship — President Javier Milei posted a startling video that demanded justice. Not for those who suffered repression under the...