BUENOS AIRES Moderate Argentine Senator Miguel Pichetto will run as vice-presidential candidate with President Mauricio Macri in October's election, the two politicians said on Tuesday, a selection that could help broaden the struggling leader's voter base.
BUENOS AIRES The Argentine lower house presented a bill on Tuesday to legalise abortion less than a year after the Senate rejected similar legislation, backed by a persistent groundswell of support from the abortion rights movement.
BUENOS AIRES Argentine markets recovered following an early wobble on Monday as investors grappled with the likely impact of a shock twist in the country's presidential election race after the main populist challenger opted instead to launch a vice presidential bid.
BUENOS AIRES An Argentine lawmaker was wounded on Thursday and an aide was killed in a shooting about a block from the National Congress in downtown Buenos Aires, in what the country's security minister described as a "mafia-style" attack.
BUENOS AIRES, April 29 Argentina's embattled
peso gained strength on Monday after the central bank said it
would ease limits on its foreign exchange market interventions,
signaling its willingness to sell reserves in an effort to
better control volatility of the local currency.
BUENOS AIRES Argentina's peso fell back on Friday afternoon to post a record low close, giving up earlier gains after a tumultuous week that saw the currency battered to its weakest ever level and local debt pummeled as anxious investors fled.
BUENOS AIRES, April 25 Argentine bonds and the
country's embattled peso currency fell for a second day on
Thursday, cranking up the challenge facing President Mauricio
Macri as his drop in the polls ahead of knife-edge elections
later this year unnerves investors.
BUENOS AIRES, April 16 Argentina's inflation
rate accelerated for the third straight month in March, the
government statistics agency said on Tuesday, prompting the
central bank to unveil fresh measures to temper raging inflation
and protect the embattled peso currency.
BUENOS AIRES, March 28 Argentina's peso
strengthened on Thursday, buoyed by central bank moves to
encourage more domestic deposits, snapping a recent plunge that
has seen the currency trade at its weakest ever level against
* Unemployment rate flat at around 9 pct
(Adds unemployment numbers, analyst comment)