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AP Explains: Corruption trial against Argentina's Fernández

May. 23, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández was in court this week for the first in a string of trials charging her with corruption. Fernández remains a hugely popular but divisive figure in Argentina, and she recently surprised many when she announced that she...

Argentina: Fernández in court for first corruption trial

May. 21, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's former President Cristina Fernández appeared in court Tuesday for the first in a series of corruption trials ahead of a planned run for the vice presidency. The trial comes just days after Fernández surprised Argentines by announcing that she would seek...

Soccer god Maradona's rise and fall in Asif Kapadia's doc

May. 21, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Asif Kapadia initially passed when, in 2012, producer Paul Martin approached him about making a documentary on Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona. Kapadia had just finished "Senna," his ground-breaking 2010 documentary on the late Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna. He...

Argentina's Fernández announces vice presidential bid

May. 18, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's former President Cristina Fernández announced on Saturday her candidacy for vice president in October's general elections, a surprising move that now puts a more moderate challenger at the helm of the presidential ticket. In a video posted on Twitter on...

Abortion rights demonstration held on Cannes red carpet

May. 18, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Ahead of Saturday's premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Women, including the filmmakers and activists seen in the film, waved green handkerchiefs and carried a large...

Man with gun tries to enter Argentina presidential office

May. 13, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A man was detained Monday after he tried to walk into Argentina's presidential palace with a pistol while seeking a meeting with the president. Security agents stopped Francisco Ariel Muñiz when he sought to enter the Casa Rosada — or Pink House — with a...

Argentine legislator dies 3 days after attack by gunmen

May. 12, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine legislator Héctor Olivares died three days after being seriously wounded in a gun attack that killed a provincial official, a Senate official said Sunday. Acting Senate president Federico Pinedo said Olivares died of his wounds earlier in the day. "A great pain...

6 detained for attack on Argentine lawmaker

May. 10, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Six people have been detained for a "mafia-style" attack in Argentina that seriously wounded a lawmaker and left a provincial official dead, authorities said Friday. Héctor Olivares and Miguel Marcelo Yadón were shot a day earlier near the country's congressional...

Argentina lawmaker fights for life after brazen shooting

May. 9, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine lawmaker was seriously injured and a provincial official killed Thursday in one of the most brazen political attacks in the South American country since it returned to democracy in 1983. Héctor Olivares, representative of La Rioja province in Argentina's...

Flooding from torrential rains causes emergency in Paraguay

May. 8, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay declared a state of emergency Wednesday in a province along the border with Argentina as torrential rains continued to swell rivers and cause floods. About 40,000 Paraguayans have been forced to evacuate their homes in recent weeks due to rising waters. Officials say that...