SANTIAGO Brazil's trade minister said on Monday that the election of pro-business candidate Mauricio Macri as Argentina's next president is good news for trade relations between the South American neighbours.
CARACAS Venezuela's opposition hailed on Monday conservative politician Mauricio Macri's presidential win in Argentina as a blow for leftists in Latin America and a good omen for their own duel with "Chavismo" in next month's parliamentary vote.
BUENOS AIRES Conservative opposition candidate Mauricio Macri took a comfortable early lead in Argentina's presidential election on Sunday and three exit polls showed him on course to win after promising business-friendly economic reforms. | Video
Argentina took four matches to bed down tactics to help them win without Lionel Messi, closing the year with a 1-0 victory in Colombia that augurs well when the World Cup qualifiers resume in March with a fit captain.
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia Argentina midfielder Lucas Biglia scored a 20th minute goal to kick-start their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 away victory over Colombia at the Metropolitano on Tuesday.
BOGOTA After three games and no wins, Argentina simply have to beat Colombia to get their faltering World Cup campaign back on the rails, coach Gerardo Martino said.
BUENOS AIRES Conservative challenger Mauricio Macri heads into the final week before Argentina's presidential run-off vote ahead in polls and largely unscathed in Sunday's debate, where his ruling-party rival failed to land a knockout punch.
BUENOS AIRES Argentina's central bank chief on Monday opened the door to quitting early if conservative challenger Mauricio Macri wins the presidential election race, days after vowing he would see out his mandate until its 2019 end.
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia Troubled Argentina, without talisman Lionel Messi, will look for a victory against Colombia on Tuesday like the one four years ago that launched them on the road to the 2014 World Cup final.
BUENOS AIRES Argentina's ruling-party presidential candidate, Daniel Scioli, lagging in opinion polls, came out swinging in Sunday's debate against his business-friendly rival, but switched to defence when confronted by the incumbent government's record.
MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilised to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by a Turkish F-16, the Russian leader's spokesman said on Saturday.