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Crack Down in Argentina on Black-Market Dollar

Raids by tax officials in downtown Buenos Aires and elsewhere in Argentina and a battery of measures by the new Central Bank leadership are being used in a crackdown on black-market dollar exchanges and sophisticated capital-flight mechanisms. continue reading »

Argentine President Released from Hospital, 10 Days More of Rest Ordered

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was released Sunday from the Buenos Aires hospital where she was treated for sigmoiditis for a week and will have to spend 10 days resting, the Presidential Medical Unit said. continue reading »

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner Hospitalized Again

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez remains hospitalized in Buenos Aires on Monday and tests performed on her confirm that she is suffering from sigmoiditis, an inflammation or infection of the sigmoid colon. continue reading »

Argentine Court Orders Arrest of Spanish Officials for Crimes Against Humanity

Argentine Court Orders Arrest of Spanish Officials for Crimes Against Humanity

An Argentine judge has ordered the arrest of 20 Spanish ex-officials suspected of crimes committed during dictator Francisco Franco's 1939-1975 regime and the 1975-1977 transition to democracy, including former ministers Rodolfo Martin Villa and Jose Utrera Molina, judiciary officials said. continue reading »

Honda’s New Mini SUV to be Made in Argentina

Honda’s New Mini SUV to be Made in Argentina

Japanese automaker Honda said it plans to invest 250 million pesos ($29.5 million) to launch production of its new HR-V mini SUV in Argentina. continue reading »

First Made-In-Argentina Satellite Reaches Permanent Orbit

First Made-In-Argentina Satellite Reaches Permanent Orbit

Arsat-1, the first made-in-Argentina telecommunications satellite, completed over the weekend the last of five apogee maneuver firings that put it into its definitive geostationary orbit, operator Arsat told Efe Monday. continue reading »

Hedgefund Billionaire Kenneth Dart Goes after Argentina Over Defaulted Debt

Hedgefund Billionaire Kenneth Dart Goes after Argentina Over Defaulted Debt

EM Ltd., a hedge fund controlled by billionaire Kenneth Dart, has filed a new complaint here against Argentina in its long-standing struggle for payment on defaulted debt, arguing that it should receive the same treatment as other holdout bond holders that won a 2012 court judgment in the United States. continue reading »

Argentina for First Time Grants Refugee Status to Russian Immigrant Fleeing Gay Bias

Argentina for First Time Grants Refugee Status to Russian Immigrant Fleeing Gay Bias

The Argentine government granted the "condition of refugee" to a young Russian gay man who escaped from his country where he was the victim of discrimination and violence because of his sexual orientation, something the South American country had never done before, the Argentine Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals, or Falgbt, told Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Women in Argentina Gather to Protest Against Violence Toward Women

Women in Argentina Gather to Protest Against Violence Toward Women

With a call to end all forms of violence against women, nearly 40,000 participants brought Argentina's 29th National Women's Conference to an end Monday in the northwestern city of Salta, where speakers claimed that "femicide" kills one woman every 30 hours on average in Argentina. continue reading »

U.S. Judge Allows Citibank to Process Payment to Argentina’s Bondholders

U.S. Judge Allows Citibank to Process Payment to Argentina’s Bondholders

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Griesa has granted a stay in a long-running debt case that allows Citibank to process a payment by Argentina to holders of restructured local-law government bonds, although he set another hearing in 30 days so holdout hedge funds can seek to reverse the decision and block future payments. continue reading »

Argentina Defends Collecting Air Passengers’ Data

Argentina Defends Collecting Air Passengers’ Data

The Argentine government defended Friday the centralizing of information about air passengers, a measure being taken for security reasons, and denied any increase in controls on trips abroad. continue reading »

Production Resumes at VW Plant in Argentina

Production Resumes at VW Plant in Argentina

German automaker Volkswagen will restart production at its plant in the central Argentine province of Cordoba after reaching an agreement to produce 90,000 gearboxes for the Chinese market, a union official said Wednesday. continue reading »

China to Partner with Argentina on Nuclear Plant

China to Partner with Argentina on Nuclear Plant

China will provide equipment and services for Argentina's fourth nuclear power plant under a $2 billion long-term financing arrangement, President Cristina Fernandez's administration said Wednesday. continue reading »

Argentine Supreme Court to Review Right-to-Die Petition

Argentine Supreme Court to Review Right-to-Die Petition

The Argentine Supreme Court is reviewing a petition for dignified death by relatives of a man who has been in a vegetative state for the past 20 years, the Attorney General's Office announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Minimum Wage in Argentina Increases by 31 Percent

Minimum Wage in Argentina Increases by 31 Percent

The Argentine government raised the minimum wage by 31 percent to 4,400 pesos ($523) a month, according to a decision published Tuesday in the official gazette. continue reading »