Argentina relaxes controls on U.S. dollar purchases

Jan 25, 2014

Argentina relaxes controls on U.S. dollar purchases

Argentina announced Friday it will relax restrictions on the purchase of U.S. dollars after the sharpest slide in the value of the local peso since the 2002 economic collapse. Analysts said the devaluation was forced by a steady decline in the country’s foreign exchange ...

Argentine crisis deepens as peso plunges 11 percent

Jan 24, 2014

Argentine crisis deepens as peso plunges 11 percent

Argentina’s currency crisis worsened dramatically Thursday as the peso plunged 11.1 percent against the U.S. dollar, its depreciation picking up pace in the sharpest one-day fall since 2002. Amid growing capital flight, the central bank appeared to drop any effort to defend the peso, ...

Oct 30, 2013

Argentine media giant faces breakup

Argentina said Tuesday it would waste no time in acting on a Supreme Court ruling allowing it to dismantle the nation’s largest media corporation. The Supreme Court upheld a controversial law that would force the country’s largest media group, Clarin, to divest some of ...

Hitler escape book's authors in plagiarism row

Oct 27, 2013

Hitler escape book's authors in plagiarism row

by Vanessa Thorpe

The notorious claim that Hitler escaped his Berlin bunker to live incognito in Argentina first gained popular currency in 1945, when Stalin spoke of it. Since then the idea has resurfaced occasionally, with alleged photographic and documentary evidence pored over by conspiracy theorists. Now ...

Oct 9, 2013

Fernandez blood clot surgery said a success

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was recovering in a hospital Tuesday after successful surgery to remove a blood clot on her brain, officials said. Fernandez was said to be in “good spirits” following the operation, which came just three weeks before crucial midterm legislative elections. ...

Argentine ex-President Menem given seven years for arms smuggling

Jun 15, 2013

Argentine ex-President Menem given seven years for arms smuggling

Former President Carlos Menem on Thursday was sentenced to seven years in prison for organizing contraband arms shipments to Croatia and Ecuador during his tenure. Menem, 82, who currently serves as a senator, is due to begin serving his sentence immediately, the president of ...

Argentine junta casts shadow over new Dutch queen

May 6, 2013

Argentine junta casts shadow over new Dutch queen

Dutch Queen Maxima has reached the zenith of her popularity both in the Netherlands and in her native Argentina after ascending the throne with her husband, King Willem-Alexander, last week, but calls remain for her to come clean on her father’s murky role in ...

Tango orchestra to tour country

Jan 17, 2013

Tango orchestra to tour country

by Eriko Arita

A renowned Argentine tango orchestra and dancers will bring their passion for the art to audiences in more than 30 cities across Japan through March. The tour, titled Dramatic Tango — Shin Ogonsedai no Kyoshotachi (Maestros of New Golden Era), is led by Nicolas ...

Jan 9, 2013

Fernandez taps U.K. firm for plane

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez will go on a four-nation trip in a rented British airplane for fear that her official aircraft would be impounded in a debt dispute, the government said Monday. Despite a bitter war of words with London over the Falkland Islands, ...