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Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez opens his arms at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Fernandez became president of Argentina on Tuesday, returning the country's Peronist political movement to power amid an economic crisis and rising poverty. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)

Alberto Fernández inaugurated as president of Argentina

Dec. 10, 2019 7:42 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Alberto Fernández assumed the presidency of Argentina on Tuesday, returning the country to the ranks of left-leaning nations at a moment of right-wing resurgence in the Western Hemisphere. He pledged more aid for the poor and warned that the country would be unable to pay all its...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2019 file photo, Argentina's President-elect Alberto Fernandez gestures to supporters as he arrives to give a talk on the challenges facing Latin America, hosted by Mexico's National Autonomous University in Mexico City. Fernandez becomes president of Argentina on Tuesday Dic. 10, returning the country's Peronist political movement to power amid an economic crisis and rising poverty. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

AP Explains: Peronism returns in Argentina amid crisis

Dec. 10, 2019 1:43 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Alberto Fernández became president of Argentina on Tuesday, returning the country's Peronist political movement to power amid an economic crisis and rising poverty. He has said that to improve the economy and calm widespread public discontent, he plans to undo the austerity...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro flashes a thumbs up as he greets supporters after attending a Changing of the Guard at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire after Trump slaps tariffs

Dec. 2, 2019 4:27 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s U.S.-focused foreign policy efforts suffered a severe setback on Monday when his American counterpart Donald Trump pledged to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum on the South American nation. Trump initially leveled the threat by Twitter while...