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Embattled Argentine farmers eye presidential vote with fear

Oct. 16, 2019 12:01 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...

Greta: Grown-ups mock children because world view threatened

Sep. 27, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg said Friday she doesn't understand why grown-ups and world leaders would mock children and teens for acting on science, responding to attacks on her campaign as students conducted a second wave of global protests demanding action on climate change. When asked...

Argentine orangutan Sandra to head to US great ape sanctuary

Sep. 25, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Sandra shows little interest as she slowly shuffles past the structure of beams and ropes built for her to climb on inside her concrete enclosure in Argentina's capital. Outside are tall buildings and traffic that bear no resemblance to the lush forests where orangutans...

Vegetarians gaining ground in carnivorous Argentina

Sep. 4, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A fight is on over the Argentine identity, pitting a growing number of vegetarians and vegans against meat-eaters in a country known for its abundant beef, gaucho cowboys and sacred "asado" barbecues. The weekend "asados" bring together families and friends and are a source...

Climate, post-conflict peace on pope's Africa agenda

Sep. 3, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads this week to the southern African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, visiting some of the world's poorest countries in a region hard hit by some of his biggest concerns: conflict, corruption and climate change. The Sept. 4-10 trip is Francis' second...

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...

4 European countries agree on trade deal with Mercosur

Aug. 24, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Free Trade Association, a group of four countries outside the European Union, has largely concluded a free-trade agreement with Mercosur, a South American trade bloc that includes Brazil. The Swiss economy ministry said Saturday that the agreement "in substance" was reached in...

99-year-old grabs spotlight at Argentine Tango championship

Aug. 21, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At the age of 99, James McManus embraces his partner and grabs the spotlight when he glides across the floor with his elegant two-toned shoes at the World Tango Championship in Argentina's capital. It's a dream come true for the Scotland-born tango aficionado. McManus had not...

New Argentina treasury minister guarantees peso stability

Aug. 20, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina will guarantee the stability of the peso after the local currency's recent crash and the government will meet its commitments with the International Monetary Fund, the country's new treasury minister said Tuesday. "This is a complex situation," Hernán Lacunza...

CORRECTION: Argentina story

Aug. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In an Aug. 17 story about the resignation of Argentina's treasury minister, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the country's president. The correct name is President Mauricio Macri, not President Nicolas Macri. A corrected version of the story is...