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Argentina's inflation edges up in June, breaking a months-long streak in a blow to President Milei

Jul. 12, 2024 22:17 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A closely watched measure of inflation in Argentina was stronger than the libertarian government of President Javier Milei would have hoped on Friday, as the official statistics agency reported prices edging up in June and breaking a months-long streak of declines....

Argentina designates Hamas a terrorist group in show of support for Israel

Jul. 12, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina designated Hamas a terrorist organization Friday and ordered a freeze on the financial assets of the Palestinian group, a largely symbolic move as President Javier Milei seeks to align Argentina strongly with the U.S. and Israel. Announcing...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jul. 12, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

July 5-11, 2024 An opposition rally in Venezuela drew big crowds. Argentine President Javier Milei attended a military parade in Buenos Aires, celebrating the country's independence day. Soccer fans in Uruguay and Brazil reacted to their countries' match in the Copa America. ...

Brazil's police say Bolsonaro embezzled $1.2 million in undeclared jewelry from Saudi Arabia

Jul. 08, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Federal Police allege former President Jair Bolsonaro embezzled jewelry worth 6.8 million Brazilian reals (about $1.2 million) during his time in office, according to the investigative report unsealed Monday by the Supreme Court. Bolsonaro was indicted...

With Argentina's president skipping Mercosur, the future of the trade alliance looks doubtful

Jul. 07, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay (AP) — The most notable thing about the Mercosur trade bloc's meetings on Sunday in Paraguay was an absence — that of Argentine President Javier Milei. With the Argentine populist skipping the summit to star at a right-wing rally in Brazil, South America's...

Argentine President Milei heads to CPAC in Brazil, snubbing Lula and escalating a political feud

Jul. 07, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Given the choice between a far-right convention to bash his enemies and a presidential summit to discuss regional trade policy, Argentine President Javier Milei preferred the stadium packed with cheering fans. The libertarian leader on Sunday strode...

Bolivia summons Argentine ambassador for reprimand over its claims of a fake coup

Jul. 01, 2024 22:12 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The Bolivian government on Monday summoned the Argentine ambassador to address the country's claim that the attempted military coup that rattled Bolivia last week was a hoax. Bolivia's official reprimand of its neighbor adds to the fallout from the purported...

Bolivian president orchestrated a 'self-coup,' political rival Evo Morales claims

Jul. 01, 2024 10:28 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former President Evo Morales on Sunday accused his political ally-turned-rival President Luis Arce of deceiving Bolivians by staging a “self-coup” last week to earn political points among the electorate, marking a sharp downturn in an already fraught relationship. ...

In an Argentine court, Venezuelans testify to alleged crimes against humanity under President Maduro

Jun. 29, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Frustrated by the limits of the laboriously slow International Criminal Court and determined that the security officers who allegedly killed their loved ones not enjoy absolute impunity, Venezuelans have brought their crimes-against-humanity case to a federal court...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jun. 14, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

June 7-13, 2024 Within Bolivia, the world’s third-biggest producer of the coca leaf, and of cocaine, the ancient leaf has inspired spiritual rituals among Indigenous communities for generations — and more recently, among the well-heeled with a deluge of coca-related products. ...