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Argentina's Macarena Ceballos in action during the women's 100m breaststroke heats at the Pan-Am Games in Santiago on Oct. 21. The swimmer has struggled to train for the Olympics in the chilly Argentine winter after a pump to heat the pool at her training center broke.
Jun 11, 2024
As Olympics loom, Argentine athletes fret over dwindling funds
Some 1,200 high-level Argentine athletes and coaches receive stipends of an average $350 per month.
Argentina's president Javier Milei gestures on stage during the Spanish far-right wing party Vox's rally "Europa Viva 24" in Madrid on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
May 20, 2024
Spain's Vox holds mass rally with Argentina's Milei and foreign allies
Nearly 11,000 supporters, according to the right-wing party, jeered at every mention of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda, feminism or socialism.
Police officers monitor traffic on the streets from surveillance cameras in Buenos Aires in April 2020.
WORLD / Society
Mar 20, 2024
Reboot of Buenos Aires facial recognition plan fuels privacy fears
The system of 300 cameras linked to a national crime database was suspended two years ago after a court ruled it unconstitutional.
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Feb 29, 2024
Politicians betting the earth on climate backlash in election year
Moves to roll back green policies and downplay climate change within the world's top climate polluters follow the hottest year on record.
Protesters during a nationwide strike near the National Congress in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Argentina's labor movement is staging a general strike that will test popular support for President Javier Milei's austerity blitz less than two months into his presidency.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 25, 2024
Thousands protest Javier Milei’s reforms months into Argentine presidency
The mass protests in Buenos Aires come as the libertarian economist attempts to slash the size of the state in a bid to tame triple-digit inflation.
Milei won Argentina’s presidency last month by wielding a roaring chainsaw on the campaign trail to symbolize the slashing he planned for the nation’s government.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 13, 2023
Argentina’s new ‘anarcho-capitalist’ president starts slashing
Javier Milei unveiled deep spending cuts and a sharp devaluation of the peso days after taking office, forewarning the nation of the economic pain ahead.
Argentina's President-elect Javier Milei has frequently referred to both his study of the Torah — the Jewish scripture that is also the first part of the Christian Bible — and his identity as a Catholic.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 30, 2023
Javier Milei's spirituality: Catholicism, Torah and a 'libertarian' God
Argentine President-elect has offered glimpses into how his seemingly contradictory spiritual practices influence his idiosyncratic worldview.
Argentine President-elect Javier Milei and his delegation arrive for meetings at the White House in Washington on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 29, 2023
Argentina's Javier Milei seeks foreign policy reset on U.S. trip
The president-elect is also aiming to lead his nation's economy out of crisis.
Argentine President-elect Javier Milei greets people on the day of his visit to the resting place of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at the Old Montefiore Cemetery in the Queens borough of New York City on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 28, 2023
Argentine President-Elect Javier Milei to prioritize Israeli ties
Milei will convert to Judaism, and began his first trip abroad as president elect with a visit to the tomb of a famous orthodox Jewish rabbi in New York.
Analysts say that the election of brash Argentine upstart Javier Milei shows that an anti-incumbent trend over the past decade is becoming a fixture.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 24, 2023
Fed-up voters put Latin American leaders on thin ice
From Chile to Peru, Colombia and Ecuador, voters have simply opted to boot out the government of the day in favor of someone new.
An illegal money changer checks old U.S. dollars at a marketplace in Harare, Zimbabwe.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 24, 2023
As Argentina eyes dollarization, Zimbabwe and Ecuador offer clues
Adopting the greenback in place of the local currency might bring stability, but it is not without its pains.
Argentina's president-elect Javier Milei at a polling station in Buenos Aires on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Nov 22, 2023
How AI shaped Milei's path to Argentina presidency
"It is going to be a huge problem in global elections in the future"
Argentine president-elect Javier Milei in Buenos Aires on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Nov 21, 2023
Milei opens a new era: What comes next in Argentina policymaking
Javier Milei’s victory in Argentina’s presidential election opens a new and uncertain chapter in South American nation’s convoluted history.
Javier Milei (left) celebrates with his sister Karina Milei after winning the presidential election runoff at his party headquarters in Buenos Aires on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 20, 2023
Argentina elects 'shock therapy' libertarian Javier Milei as president
His plans of shutting the central bank, ditching the peso and slashing spending resonated with voters angry at the country's economic malaise.
Inter Miami's Lionel Messi receives his 8th Ballon d'Or award during the 2023 Ballon d'Or France Football award ceremony in Paris on Monday.
Oct 31, 2023
Messi wins record eighth Ballon d'Or for best player in the world
Inter Miami's Messi, who last won the award in 2021, played a pivotal role in guiding Argentina to its first World Cup title in 36 years last year.
Participants hold a giant rainbow flag during a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride Parade in Hong Kong
WORLD / Society
Oct 25, 2023
How nations allow or restrict legal gender change
A small number of countries have made it easier for transgender people to change their legal gender, while other nations have restricted such changes.
The All Blacks perform the haka before their World Cup match against Uruguay in Lyon, France, on Oct. 5
Oct 19, 2023
All Blacks hit reset button ahead of semifinal against Argentina
New Zealand edged Ireland in a pulsating quarterfinal last weekend to reach the semifinal round at the Rugby World Cup.
Argentina players celebrate after their 2023 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal win over Wales in Marseille, France, on Saturday.
Oct 15, 2023
Argentina surges into semis with battling comeback win over Wales
The Pumas will play New Zealand in Paris next week.
Japan's Amato Fakatava moves the ball against Argentina's Mateo Carreras during their 2023 Rugby World Cup Pool D finale in Nantes, France, on Sunday.
Oct 8, 2023
Brave Blossoms' quarterfinal hopes dashed by Argentina
Mateo Carreras scored a hat trick of tries as the Pumas finished as Pool D runners-up behind England.
Japan fullback Lomano Lemeki breaks free from Samoa's Ben Lam during their Pool D match at the Rugby World Cup in Toulouse, France, on Sept. 28.
Oct 7, 2023
Brave Blossoms braced for climactic showdown against Argentina
The winner of the match will advance to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals.


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