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A prayer for Evita: Here's why many Argentines are devoted to a first lady who died in 1952

Feb. 19, 2024 16:04 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Early every morning, just as she reaches her workplace at a labor union in Buenos Aires, Ángeles Celerier heads to the chapel and prays to Saint Cajetan, Saint Teresa and Eva Perón. Perón — unlike the others — has not been canonized by the...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Feb. 16, 2024 00:12 AM EST

Feb. 9 – 15, 2024 Carnival officially kicked off in Rio de Janeiro as drummers, stilt walkers, trumpet players and costumed dogs reveled in the free morning street parties known as blocos. Performers danced and cheered their way through the iconic Sambadrome in the evening parades...

Mama Antula, the Jesuit who didn't want to marry or be a nun, will be Argentina's first female saint

Feb. 10, 2024 00:08 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A Catholic laywoman who lived in 18th-century Argentina and joined the Jesuits in their evangelical mission throughout the South American country will become the first female saint from the home country of Pope Francis on Sunday. María Antonia de Paz...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Feb. 09, 2024 00:04 AM EST

Feb. 2 – 8, 2024 Deadly wildfires devastated the Chilean city of Viña del Mar, burning homes to the ground, flipping cars and leaving scores of dead and missing people. The South American nation also mourned its two-time former President Sebastián Piñera who died in a helicopter...

Cresud: Fiscal Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 08, 2024 19:22 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Cresud Sociedad Anonima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria (CRESY) on Thursday reported a loss of $33.4 million in its fiscal second quarter. The Buenos Aires, Argentina-based company said it had a loss...

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. ...

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....

Argentines ask folk cowboy saint Gauchito Gil to help cope with galloping inflation

Jan. 09, 2024 08:55 AM EST

MERCEDES, Argentina (AP) — Watching his savings being eaten away by Argentina’s rampant inflation, Jorge Zabala turned to what some might consider an unexpected place for financial help: Argentina’s folk cowboy saint Gauchito Gil. Zabala is among thousands of faithful...

Argentina arrests three men suspected of belonging to a terror cell

Jan. 03, 2024 18:05 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Authorities in Argentina are investigating three men, including a Syrian national, who were detained in Buenos Aires and surrounding areas on suspicion of being part of a terror cell, the government announced Wednesday. Security Minister Patricia...

Argentina’s president announces economy deregulation as thousands protest against austerity

Dec. 20, 2023 22:15 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Javier Milei announced sweeping initiatives Wednesday to transform Argentina’s struggling economy, including easing government regulation and allowing privatization of state-run industries as a way to boost exports and investment. The...