Messi powers Argentina into semis

Jun 19, 2016

Messi powers Argentina into semis

Lionel Messi had the ball along the sideline, closer to midfield than the goal, in what seemed to be a harmless position. One well-placed pass later, the ball was in the net and Argentina was on its way to a Copa America semifinal matchup ...

Jun 11, 2016

Messi notches quick hat trick

Lionel Messi scored a magical hat trick in 19 minutes as Argentina cruised into the Copa America quarterfinals with a 5-0 rout of Panama on Friday. Messi had been forced to delay his debut in the tournament after a slow recovery from a lower ...

Argentina edges Chile in rematch of Copa America final

Jun 7, 2016

Argentina edges Chile in rematch of Copa America final

On the day his grandmother died back home, Angel Di Maria’s mother asked him to stay with his team, stay focused, and represent his country well in Copa America. Di Maria scored in the 51st minute off a pass from Ever Banega, then later ...

Argentina's Kirchner charged with fraud, assets frozen

May 14, 2016

Argentina's Kirchner charged with fraud, assets frozen

Assets belonging to former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner were frozen Friday after she was charged with damaging national finances by manipulating the Central Bank’s exchange operations during her last months in office. Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio said it was “evident that the then president ...

From Cuba, history-laden trip takes Obama to Argentina

Mar 23, 2016

From Cuba, history-laden trip takes Obama to Argentina

After bidding to turn the page on the Cold War in Cuba, American President Barack Obama arrived early Wednesday in Argentina, where campaigners hope he will acknowledge U.S. backing for its former dictatorship. After calling for freedom and democracy as he stood alongside Cuba’s ...

Argentina coast guard sinks Chinese trawler fishing illegally

Mar 16, 2016

Argentina coast guard sinks Chinese trawler fishing illegally

Argentina’s coast guard has sunk a Chinese trawler that was fishing illegally within the nation’s territorial waters, officials from the South American country said on Tuesday, marking a first test of relations between President Mauricio Macri and Beijing. A coast guard vessel pursued the ...