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Cassandra Garrison

Trump envoy skips Argentina inauguration, fires warning over Venezuela

11 Dec 2019

BUENOS AIRES A senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump skipped the inauguration of Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and work meetings also planned for Wednesday, unhappy with the presence of officials from the government of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro.

Argentina's Peronist left returns as Fernandez is sworn in

11 Dec 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's Peronist leader, Alberto Fernandez, was sworn in as president on Tuesday, marking a shift to the left for Latin America's No. 3 economy as the country fights rampant inflation, credit default fears and rising poverty.

'Fix this disaster': Hope and fear as Argentina welcomes Peronists back to power

10 Dec 2019

BUENOS AIRES Roxana Gonzalez, a bookshop owner in Buenos Aires, has a plea for new Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, who takes over power on Tuesday amid the pressures of recession, heavy debt and inflation.

Argentine mystery over economy chief chills markets; three contenders lead race

06 Dec 2019

BUENOS AIRES As Argentina's new government prepares to take power, the key role of economy chief is shrouded in mystery, with a trio of economists leading the field as the country grapples with how to fight inflation, recession and rising debt.

Argentina's Uala eyes fintech expansion with Tencent, SoftBank backing

29 Nov 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine digital banking startup Uala is looking to more than double in size, expand its product range and leverage expertise from new investors including Chinese tech giant Tencent and Japan's SoftBank, founder Pierpaolo Barbieri said.

Argentina creditors jockey for lead ahead of $100 billion debt talks

22 Nov 2019

By Karin Strohecker, Marc Jones, Rodrigo Campos and Cassandra Garrison

Argentine prosecutor calls for international arrest of bishop accused of sex abuse

21 Nov 2019

BUENOS AIRES An Argentine criminal prosecutor has requested the arrest of a Roman Catholic bishop after officials said he ignored repeated calls and emails relating to an investigation of sex abuse allegations against him.

'Deja vu': Argentina braced for new round of debt talks with markets stalled

02 Nov 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine markets held steady on Friday morning at the end of the first business week since voters chose a new left-wing government, as investors watched for signs about future economic policy and plans for crunch debt talks with creditors.

Argentina's markets jumpy as President-elect Fernandez plots new path

29 Oct 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's President-elect Alberto Fernandez pledged to lead the country in a new direction on Tuesday amid a "difficult" domestic backdrop, as financial markets jumped around with investors grasping for any signs of the Peronist's plans.

Argentine peso closes stronger after Macri, Fernandez have 'good dialogue'

28 Oct 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's peso closed stronger on Monday and its black market counterpart reversed course after hitting a record low in a day of tempered market reaction on the heels of victory by Peronist presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez in Sunday's election.

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