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Bartering increases in Argentina as inflation keeps soaring

Aug. 11, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina reported a monthly inflation rate of 7.4% in July, the highest number in two decades for a country where citizens are used to increasing prices. Over the past year, Argentina’s consumer prices have soared a whopping 71%, the INDEC national...

Satellite data finds landfills are methane 'super emitters'

Aug. 11, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Landfills are releasing large amounts of planet-warming methane gas into the atmosphere from the decomposition of waste and are a significant contributor to such emissions in urban areas, a study suggests. Scientists used satellite data from Delhi and Mumbai...

Brazil police recover art masterpieces stolen in elderly con

Aug. 10, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday were seeking the arrest of six people accused of involvement in stealing 16 artworks together valued at more than 700 million reais ($139 million), some of which were recovered. Police said in a statement that the group...

US seeks possession of Venezuelan 747 grounded in Argentina

Aug. 02, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it is seeking possession of a Venezuelan cargo jet that has been grounded in Argentina since early June because it was previously owned by an Iranian airline that allegedly has ties to terror groups. The...

Argentina: Markets cheer new minister, but for how long?

Jul. 29, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The markets are cheering the arrival of Sergio Massa as Argentina’s third economy minister in less than a month, but analysts caution that more details are needed about his plans to get the South American country out of its dire economic straits. The local...

Argentina names economy 'super minister' as crisis deepens

Jul. 28, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government announced the appointment of an economic “super minister” Thursday, the third economy minister in less than a month as the country struggles with high inflation and a slumping currency. Sergio Massa, the head of Congress'...

Argentines yearn for Evita, 70 years after her death

Jul. 27, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — María Eva Noble says she is carrying out the legacy of her namesake as she labors in a soup kitchen in a working class neighborhood of Buenos Aires. She was named after iconic Argentine former first lady María Eva Duarte de Perón, better known as Eva Perón,...

Argentina's import limits bring fears of looming shortages

Jul. 15, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Raul Amil has been in the auto parts business in Argentina for more than 25 years. He has lived through numerous economic crises in a country infamous for its seemingly constant crashes. But he says that what Argentina is living through now is unprecedented. ...

Pope: I wouldn't live in Vatican or Argentina if I retire

Jul. 12, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis said he would not live in the Vatican or return to his native Argentina if and when he ever retires, but would instead like to find a church in Rome where he could continue hearing confessions. “I’m the bishop of Rome, in this case the emeritus bishop...

Abe impersonated 'Super Mario' to promote Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 09, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Despite his prominence as Japan’s longest serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe may have enjoyed his biggest moment at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics before 70,000 at the city’s renown Maracana stadium. As a video was shown with Abe portrayed...