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Mercosur urges end to violence in Venezuela's 'humanitarian crisis'


MENDOZA, Argentina The members of South America's Mercosur trade bloc called for an end to violence in Venezuela in a joint statement on Friday, while Brazil and Argentina expressed wariness about following the United States in preparing possible economic sanctions.


Total, BP unit, YPF boost investment in Argentina's Vaca Muerta 18 Jul 2017

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's state-run oil firm YPF SA , France's Total SA , Wintershall Energía SA and BP unit Pan American Energy LLC announced a $1.15 billion joint investment on Tuesday to increase shale gas production.


Argentina keeper Romero pens new Manchester United deal 16 Jul 2017

Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will keep him at the Europa League holders until 2021, the Premier League club said on Sunday.


Argentina's Macri blames Congress for Odebrecht stalemate 12 Jul 2017

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's President Mauricio Macri blamed Congress on Wednesday for lack of progress on a corruption investigation involving Brazil's Odebrecht SA that has roiled Latin America in recent months.


Gulbis rips up script with victory over Del Potro 06 Jul 2017

LONDON Latvian Ernests Gulbis deprived Wimbledon of a sequel to one of the best men's singles matches in recent years when he knocked out Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro on Thursday.


Messi to stay at Barcelona until 2021 under new deal 05 Jul 2017

BARCELONA Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi will sign a new four-year deal keeping him at the Nou Camp until 2021, the Spanish club said on Wednesday, ending speculation that the five times Ballon d'Or winner could be tempted to leave.


Argentina bans Brazil's Odebrecht from new projects for 12 months 04 Jul 2017

BUENOS AIRES Argentina has banned scandal-racked Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA from bidding on public works projects for 12 months, a government spokesman said on Monday, citing corruption cases facing the company in South America and elsewhere.


Poll shows Fernandez bloc tied in Argentina congressional elections 02 Jul 2017

BUENOS AIRES Candidates aligned with Argentina's centre-right government and those aligned with leftist ex-President Cristina Fernandez are in a technical tie in a key province ahead of October's congressional elections, according to a poll published by newspaper Clarin on Sunday.

Cofco's Argentina grains operations affected by cyber attack 28 Jun 2017

BUENOS AIRES Activity at ports operated by China's Cofco in Argentina's main grains hub of Rosario have been interrupted by a worldwide cyber attack, a local port manager said on Wednesday, the first sign that the virus had made its way to South America.


Chile, Argentina leaders pledge cooperation; express concern over Venezuela 27 Jun 2017

SANTIAGO The leaders of neighbouring Chile and Argentina pledged on Tuesday to further integrate the countries' economies and expressed mutual concern about the unrest in Venezuela.


Russia hits back over sanctions, orders U.S. diplomats to leave

MOSCOW Russia told the United States on Friday that some of its diplomats had to leave the country in just over a month and said it was seizing some U.S. diplomatic property as retaliation for what it said were proposed illegal U.S. sanctions.