Latest Argentina News

Recovery of Falklands war helmets helps heal wounds

Mar. 19, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Jorge Altieri runs his hands over old blood stains on a helmet that saved his life in 1982 when Argentina and Britain went to war over the Falkland Islands. Looking at the treasured object is still a novelty: The helmet was recently returned to Altieri decades after he lost...

IMF staff concludes third review of Argentina program

Mar. 18, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An International Monetary Fund mission and Argentine authorities have reached an agreement on the third review of a $56 billion IMF-supported program. If the IMF executive board approves the review in the coming weeks, Argentina would have access to $11 billion, bringing the total amount...

Argentina announces professionalization of women's soccer

Mar. 16, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's soccer association announced Saturday that the national women's league will be granted professional status, marking a milestone in a country that is home to Lionel Messi and some of the world's greatest players but still views soccer as largely a men's game. At a...

Argentina exhibit shows dictatorship-era abuses to women

Mar. 14, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Graciela Garcia Romero says she was in her 20s when a former navy captain turned her into a sex slave in Buenos Aires. Ex-Navy Capt. Jorge Acosta, who is now serving life in prison for numerous human rights crimes, would take her to apartments and rape her during Argentina's...

Boca beats Lanus in landmark Argentine women's soccer match

Mar. 9, 2019 10:49 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Boca Juniors women's soccer team hammered Lanus 5-0 in La Bombonera Saturday in a landmark game that was the first time an official women's tournament match was played in the legendary stadium. The game, held prior to a Boca Juniors-San Lorenzo men's match, was...

International Women's Day: Strikes, protests and holidays

Mar. 8, 2019 10:34 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women's achievements and aims to further...

Argentine Pella wins first career title at Brazil Open

Mar. 3, 2019 3:15 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Third seed Guido Pella of Argentina claimed his first professional title at the Brazil Open on Sunday. The 28-year-old Pella beat Chile's Christian Garin 7-5, 6-3 in an all-South American final. The last time an Argentine player lifted the trophy was Federico Delbonis five years ago. It...

Father of Argentine President Mauricio Macri dies at 88

Mar. 2, 2019 10:29 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Franco Macri, the father of Argentina's president who migrated to the South American country from Italy as a teenager and went on to become one of its most prominent businessmen, died on Saturday, the president's office said. He was 88. The father of President Maurico Macri...

South Americans Pella and Garin to meet in Brazil Open final

Mar. 2, 2019 2:59 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Guido Pella of Argentina and Christian Garin of Chile will meet in Sunday's final of the Brazil Open. Third seed Pella advanced by beating Rio Open champion Laslo Djere of Serbia 7-6 (10), 7-6 (1) at the clay-court event on Saturday. Garin eliminated Norway's Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-4. The only...

Former Argentine president cleared of meddling in bomb case

Feb. 28, 2019 5:40 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A court absolved former President Carlos Menem on Thursday of charges he tried to interfere with the investigation into Argentina's deadliest terrorist incident — the bombing of a Jewish center in 1994 that killed 85 people. A dozen other people also were acquitted of...