Latest Argentina government News

The Latest: UN chief urges restraint for Bolivians

Nov. 10, 2019 11:01 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Bolivia (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned about the situation in Bolivia, where Evo Morales resigned the presidency Sunday after weeks of protests over a disputed...

AP Explains: Argentina's next leader preps foreign policy

Nov. 1, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — What kind of foreign policy can the world expect from Argentina when its new president takes office in December? The country's government sparred with the United States and other Western countries when Cristina Fernández was president. Now she is returning to power, this...

Return of Peronism - and Cristina - raise hopes in Argentina

Oct. 30, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Homemaker and activist Susana Ordoñez cries as she recounts all that she suffered during Argentina's worst economic crisis in recent years: No money for milk or yoghurt for her grandchildren, fears of eviction and the stress of sky-high inflation on her slim pocketbook....

A divisive Peronist returns to power as VP in Argentina

Oct. 28, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Divisive Peronist leader and former Argentine President Cristina Fernández is once again in a top position of power, a development that rattled investors Monday even as financial experts said it was unlikely the economically troubled South American country would fully...

Argentina election to deepen South America's fragmentation

Oct. 28, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A center-leftist's victory in Argentine presidential elections is set to cement a rift between South America's largest nations, and suggests regional turbulence could extend for years. Alberto Fernández and his far-right Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro have antagonized each...

Argentina's center-left Peronists poised to return to power

Oct. 28, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Conservative President Mauricio Macri conceded defeat in Argentina's election Sunday night, paving the way for the country's Peronist center-left to return to power under Alberto Fernández as frustrated voters rejected the incumbent's handling of a bruising economic...

The Latest: Argentine ex-president congratulates Fernández

Oct. 27, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on Argentina's elections (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is congratulating her running mate, Alberto Fernández, before thousands of jubilant supporters in Buenos Aires. She presided over Argentina from 2007 to 2015,...

Argentina's Peronists seek return in polarized election

Oct. 25, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Frustration over a bruising economic crisis and rising poverty has eroded support for Argentina's pro-business incumbent ahead of Sunday's presidential election and boosted a populist challenger whose victory would mark a tilt to the center-left in a region rocked by...

She's back: Argentines contemplate possible role for "CFK"

Oct. 21, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — She's back. At least, that was the opinion of giddy supporters who chanted "We will return!" as Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina's former president, campaigned ahead of national elections on Oct. 27. Fernández de Kirchner, who embodies Argentina's enduring...

Argentina's presidential front-runner focuses on economy

Oct. 16, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The front-runner in Argentina's presidential race said Wednesday that his main concern is the country's economic woes, which he blamed on his main opponent, conservative President Mauricio Macri. Alberto Fernández also dismissed the worries of some Argentines that he...