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Argentina's poverty levels hit 57% of population, a 20-year high in January, study finds

Feb. 19, 2024 21:54 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Poverty levels skyrocketed to 57.4% of Argentina's 46 million people in January, the highest rate in 20 years, according to a study by the Catholic University of Argentina. The findings quickly unleashed accusations between Argentina’s former Vice...

Britain's top diplomat says he hopes the Falkland Islands will wish to stay in the UK family forever

Feb. 19, 2024 17:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary David Cameron on Monday toured battle sites of the Falklands War during a visit meant to underline that the Falkland Islands are a “valued part of the British family." The visit by Cameron — the first British foreign secretary to make the...

Britain's David Cameron visits the Falkland Islands as Argentina renews its sovereignty claim

Feb. 17, 2024 19:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary David Cameron will visit the Falkland Islands this week to show they are a “valued part of the British family,” the U.K. government said Sunday. Britain's top diplomat is making the trip amid renewed calls by Argentina for negotiations over the contested South...

US says it's taken possession of a Boeing 747 that Iran sold to a Venezuelan firm

Feb. 12, 2024 14:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has seized a Boeing 747 cargo plane that officials say was previously sold by a sanctioned Iranian airline to a state-owned Venezuelan firm in violation of American export control laws. The Justice Department said Monday that the American-built...

Today in History: February 4, Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin begin World War II Yalta conference

Feb. 04, 2024 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2024. There are 331 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 4, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef...

Argentina lawmakers have approved Milei's sweeping reform bill but much negotiating remains

Feb. 02, 2024 18:33 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies on Friday approved in general terms a reform bill proposed by libertarian President Javier Milei to deregulate the economy, overcoming a hurdle for the sweeping initiative after three days of heated debate. But the...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Feb. 02, 2024 00:09 AM EST

Jan. 26 – Feb. 1, 2024 Argentine lawmakers continued the debate on the reform package that President Javier Milei considers key to the success of his economic program, as protesters and police clashed outside the Congress building. El Salvador’s president has...

Argentinian court overturns Milei's labor rules, in a blow to his reform plans

Jan. 30, 2024 19:48 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court on Tuesday overturned labor rules proposed by President Javier Milei that would make it easier to fire workers, in a new blow to the leader's efforts to shake up regulations that he says have hampered the country's struggling economy. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jan. 26, 2024 01:35 AM EST

Jan. 19-25, 2024 Brazilians began gearing up for the return of Carnival with street parties and samba school rehearsals. The world-famous event officially kicks off on Feb. 9th. Efrus, a 4-year-old Jack Russell terrier, surfs the waves in the Pacific waters off Peru. ...

Argentina's president faces 1-day general strike as foes seek to derail his austerity agenda

Jan. 24, 2024 20:46 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s President Javier Milei faced a one-day general strike Wednesday protesting his decree targeting unions as well as his proposals for economic and labor law changes, showing that his opponents are wasting no time in trying to derail his austerity agenda....