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She's back: Argentines contemplate possible role for "CFK"

Oct. 21, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — She's back. At least, that was the opinion of giddy supporters who chanted "We will return!" as Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina's former president, campaigned ahead of national elections on Oct. 27. Fernández de Kirchner, who embodies Argentina's enduring...

Argentina's presidential front-runner focuses on economy

Oct. 16, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The front-runner in Argentina's presidential race said Wednesday that his main concern is the country's economic woes, which he blamed on his main opponent, conservative President Mauricio Macri. Alberto Fernández also dismissed the worries of some Argentines that he...

Embattled Argentine farmers eye presidential vote with fear

Oct. 16, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

PERGAMINO, Argentina (AP) — Juan Rossi walks between rows of green wheat at his farm in one of Argentina's most fertile agricultural regions, worrying about the future of the farming sector that is the main economic engine of this country. When he planted the wheat, he expected conservative Mauricio Macri...

Argentina acts to bolster bank reserves amid uncertainty

Aug. 30, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's central bank has barred the country's financial institutions from paying dividends to shareholders without its authorization, seeking to bolster reserves amid investor anxieties over the apparent strength of a left-leaning presidential candidate heading to Oct. 27...

Crowds fill Argentine streets to back conservative president

Aug. 24, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tens of thousands of Argentines jammed streets in the capital and other cities Saturday to show support for conservative President Mauricio Macri, who is facing a tough fight heading into general elections in October in a country beset with economic struggles. Chanting "We...