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Argentines look to higher authority of native son Pope Francis for help in debt crisis

04 Feb 2020

BUENOS AIRES In the Buenos Aires neighbourhood where Pope Francis grew up, Argentines quietly hope the pontiff can help solve a debt crisis that has rippled through every part of Argentine society and put the serial defaulter at risk in the markets.

In his old parish, Argentines hope Pope Francis can help solve debt crisis

04 Feb 2020

BUENOS AIRES In the Buenos Aires neighborhood where Pope Francis grew up, Argentines quietly hope the pontiff can help solve a debt crisis that has rippled through every part of Argentine society and put the serial defaulter at risk in the markets.

Bolivia's Morales looks to engineer election win from afar, find successor

17 Dec 2019

BUENOS AIRES Bolivia's former President Evo Morales defended his right to be involved in politics on Tuesday and said he would campaign to help his socialist party win new elections after he resigned under pressure in November and sought refuge abroad.

Argentina's Fernandez signals policy shifts with new cabinet, economy chief

07 Dec 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernandez unveiled his cabinet and new central bank chief on Friday evening, laying out his core team days before the centre-left leader takes office facing a stalled economy, rising debt fears and painful inflation.

Martin Guzman: Argentine whiz-kid economist and acolyte of Stiglitz

07 Dec 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's Martin Guzman, a whiz-kid economist with close ties to influential U.S. economist Joseph Stiglitz, will bring a sharp academic intellect but little policy-making experience to the daunting task of reviving Latin America's third largest economy and averting a damaging default.

Argentine health chief quits in abortion fight with conservative president

22 Nov 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's health secretary resigned on Friday after a protocol he signed the day before, aimed at making abortion more available, was revoked by conservative President Mauricio Macri, less than a month before he is to leave office.

Argentina's political uncertainty and debt crisis torpedo green energy push

20 Nov 2019

BUENOS AIRES In Argentina's sunny Mendoza province, officials had been preparing to break ground on the Vecaso solar park, a 115 megawatt project costing $90 million. The culmination of nearly four years of planning, Vecaso was one of several ambitious projects to take root under a renewable energy push by the government of President Mauricio Macri.

Argentine President-elect Fernandez holds call with Trump

02 Nov 2019

BUENOS AIRES U.S. President Donald Trump called Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernandez to congratulate the center-left politician for winning Sunday's election and discuss the South American country's troubled economy.

Argentine President-elect Fernandez holds call with Trump

02 Nov 2019

BUENOS AIRES U.S. President Donald Trump called Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernandez to congratulate the center-left politician for winning Sunday's election and discuss the South American country's troubled economy.

In a Nike factory in Argentina's hinterland, the ghost of Macri's fall

28 Oct 2019

ELDORADO, Argentina Rumours of layoffs started spreading among workers at a factory here in northeastern Argentina making Nike Inc shoes the night before Cristian Fredy Aquino's scheduled shift.

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