Latin America

Judge selected to investigate cover-up allegations against Argentinean leader

Daniel Rafecas’ appointment comes after three colleagues declined to take the case

LATIN AMERICA

Argentinean prosecutor drafted arrest warrant for Fernández de Kirchner

Investigators found document in Alberto Nisman’s trash the day his body was discovered

LATIN AMERICA

Falling oil prices made last year the worst for Latin America since 2009

Drop in revenue from commodity exports and strong dollar holding region back

LATIN AMERICA

Unions go on general strike in Argentina

Protesters want to renegotiate wages and income tax in view of rampant inflation

LATIN AMERICA

Argentina president offers choice: “the nation or the vultures”

Fernández de Kirchner wants to repay creditors at home to circumvent a US ruling

LATIN AMERICA

Argentina makes exchange offer to creditors to sidestep US court injunction

President Fernández de Kirchner says unpaid bondholders can swap bonds for domestic paper

Germany’s World Cup celebrations bruise Argentinean pride

National media criticizes how players mimicked their rivals after winning the final match

LATIN AMERICA

Bachelet takes first step toward legalizing abortion in Chile

President calls for lifting of ban on pregnancy terminations when woman’s life is in danger

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Chile and Argentina strengthen relations as President Bachelet returns

Reelected Chilean leader gets back to business with Fernández de Kirchner on first official trip Two countries relaunch programs suspended under Piñera administration

Decline of automobile sector in Mercosur puts thousands of jobs in peril

Drops in sales in Brazil and Argentina force factories to furlough and retire workers Buenos Aires and Brasilia to hold talks on Tuesday on auto industry

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Obama administration backs Argentina in ongoing dispute with creditors

Buenos Aires is protected by "sovereign immunity," deputy solicitor general tells US Supreme Court

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Girl kept as slave for nine years in Argentina by followers of pagan cult

Victim found wasting away in a garage, surviving on the leftovers of a well-fed monkey

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Argentina cuts gas and water subsidies in latest move to curb soaring deficit

Many consumers in Buenos Aires will see rate hikes of as much as 400 percent

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Uruguay agrees to accept five inmates from Guantánamo

President Mujica stresses he isn't asking Washington for anything in return

LATIN AMERICA

Argentinean inflation hits 11-year high

Some economists believe government may still be playing with the numbers

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Argentina comes clean on inflation after seven years of manipulation

Analysts now believe that official January 3.7-percent rate is a “plausible” number

LATIN AMERICA

“The military should never be called out to help in the drug-trafficking fight”

Argentina’s defense minister explains that armed forces are only securing border areas

LATIN AMERICA

Argentinean president’s silence prompts rumors about her health

Fernández de Kirchner has not given a speech in 36 days

LATIN AMERICA

Nations come knocking on Uruguay’s door to buy cannabis

Canada, Chile and Israel express interest in purchasing marijuana for medicinal purposes

LATIN AMERICA

Argentina’s bravest mom

Susana Trimarco has been searching for her daughter since 2002 Marita, who was then 23, was abducted and forced into the sex trade

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Argentina left in the dark by series of power outages

Blackouts trigger dozens of demonstrations on streets, roads and railroad lines

The “artistic” blacklists of the Argentinean dictatorship

Raft of documents uncovered last week include names of writers, actors, journalists and musicians considered dangerous by military regime.

LATIN AMERICA

Clarín may take ruling on Fernández’s media law to international courts

Argentinean justices side with government on divesting of broadcast licenses

Argentina's Supreme Court upholds controversial media law

The ruling is a victory for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

LATIN AMERICA

“Kirchnerites” lose in half of Argentina’s provincial legislatures but remain major governing force

Victory for dissident Peronist Massa opens way for a possible tilt at presidency

Argentina’s 16 and 17 year-olds to vote for the first time in general elections

Members of the opposition say the Front for Victory, commonly referred to as Kirchnerismo, is trying to seize the youth vote.

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“No need” to arrest former Franco officers, prosecutors tell court

Filing argues that statute of limitations has run out on alleged crimes Extradition requests have been handed over to court, minister confirms