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Vegetarians gaining ground in carnivorous Argentina

Sep. 4, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A fight is on over the Argentine identity, pitting a growing number of vegetarians and vegans against meat-eaters in a country known for its abundant beef, gaucho cowboys and sacred "asado" barbecues. The weekend "asados" bring together families and friends and are a source...

Climate, post-conflict peace on pope's Africa agenda

Sep. 3, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads this week to the southern African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, visiting some of the world's poorest countries in a region hard hit by some of his biggest concerns: conflict, corruption and climate change. The Sept. 4-10 trip is Francis' second...

Crowds fill Argentine streets to back conservative president

Aug. 24, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tens of thousands of Argentines jammed streets in the capital and other cities Saturday to show support for conservative President Mauricio Macri, who is facing a tough fight heading into general elections in October in a country beset with economic struggles. Chanting "We...

4 European countries agree on trade deal with Mercosur

Aug. 24, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Free Trade Association, a group of four countries outside the European Union, has largely concluded a free-trade agreement with Mercosur, a South American trade bloc that includes Brazil. The Swiss economy ministry said Saturday that the agreement "in substance" was reached in...

99-year-old grabs spotlight at Argentine Tango championship

Aug. 21, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At the age of 99, James McManus embraces his partner and grabs the spotlight when he glides across the floor with his elegant two-toned shoes at the World Tango Championship in Argentina's capital. It's a dream come true for the Scotland-born tango aficionado. McManus had not...

New Argentina treasury minister guarantees peso stability

Aug. 20, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina will guarantee the stability of the peso after the local currency's recent crash and the government will meet its commitments with the International Monetary Fund, the country's new treasury minister said Tuesday. "This is a complex situation," Hernán Lacunza...

CORRECTION: Argentina story

Aug. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In an Aug. 17 story about the resignation of Argentina's treasury minister, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the country's president. The correct name is President Mauricio Macri, not President Nicolas Macri. A corrected version of the story is...

Argentine markets fall as primary hints at Fernández return

Aug. 12, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine stocks and currency plummeted on Monday after Argentine President Mauricio Macri was snubbed by voters who appeared to hand a resounding primary victory to a populist ticket with his predecessor, Cristina Fernández. The preliminary results from Sunday's voting...

Argentina's Fernández ticket scores lead in primary voting

Aug. 11, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The presidential ticket with former President Cristina Fernández emerged as the strongest vote-getter in Argentina's primary elections Sunday, indicating conservative President Mauricio Macri will face an uphill battle going into general elections in October. With 85% of...

Argentine election season begins with much-watched primaries

Aug. 9, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines are entering the tightest presidential race since the return of the country's democracy with conservative President Mauricio Macri facing an opposition ticket including ex-President Cristina Fernández, and primary elections Sunday are expected to provide a...