Putin says ready to discuss China's Ukraine plan at Xi talks
Today 15:12 President Vladimir Putin tells Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that Russia was open to discussing China's proposals to end the fighting in Ukraine.
Today 15:12 President Vladimir Putin tells Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that Russia was open to discussing China's proposals to end the fighting in Ukraine.
Today 13:23 Pampa, TGS, YPF, Arcor struggle to keep up – inflation of more than 100% in Argentina is erasing the advantage the country’s top companies used to have by booking revenue in US dollars.
Today 12:56 The leaders of La Cámpora, the Kirchnerite political grouping founded by Máximo Kirchner, are getting older. A new generation, led by new secretary general Lucía Cámpora, are taking over at the top as the organisation refreshes its youth appeal.
Today 10:51 Buenos Aires Grain Exchange slashes soy crop forecast to 25 million metric tons, potentially the smallest harvest since it began keeping records in 2001.
Today 10:49 Latin America and the Caribbean will experience a "difficult" 2023 with barely one percent growth due to global uncertainty, Inter-American Development Bank warns.
Yesterdat 09:01 Bilateral relations have been on brink of collapse after Pope Francis referred to the government of socialist president Daniel Ortega as a dictatorship.
18-03-2023 09:33 Mauricio Macri among leaders who sign up to new political forum designed to regional coordination and take on the “populist” left; Grupo Libertad y Democracia founded by former Chilean president Sebastián Piñera.
18-03-2023 03:56 Since 1992 Saint Patrick’s Day has had to co-exist with an appalling tragedy in Argentina at least – the terrorist car-bomb destruction of the Israeli Embassy.
18-03-2023 03:53 A few days ago, the official annual inflation rate topped 100%. No doubt it will continue to rise; since slowing it down would require a large amount of political will, a commodity which these days is in short supply in official circles.
18-03-2023 03:43 In contrast to 2022, this year thus far has brought in little other than bad news for Sergio Massa, while taking a distinct turn for the worse in recent days.
18-03-2023 03:12 The global economy has stepped on another landmine. Increased instability will hurt Argentina, as it did after 2008.
17-03-2023 15:38 Avatars generated by artificial intelligence are becoming ever more common in global disinformation. Experts warn of the threat of deep fakes and AI-generated audio-visuals.
17-03-2023 14:58 The International Criminal Court announces an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin on the war crime accusation of unlawfully deporting Ukrainian children. Russia is not a party to the ICC so it is unclear if or how the Russian president could ever be extradited.
17-03-2023 09:51 Venezuela's Supreme Court annulls a controversial article of the military justice code that had criminalised homosexuality within the armed forces.
17-03-2023 07:41 A special interview with Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the leader of the Catholic Church, to mark the tenth anniversary of his papacy. A historic interview for a historic personality.
17-03-2023 05:01 Ireland’s new Ambassador to Argentina Gerard McCoy is placing his bet on a trio of areas – business, education and tourism.
16-03-2023 23:16 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
16-03-2023 23:06 With just over a quarter of the 2023 campaign now complete a number of front-runners have reared their heads above the rest, while at the other end the fight to beat the drop has begun in earnest.
16-03-2023 19:51 According to local press reports, between 1.5 million and two million people joined the virtual online queue in an attempt to get a ticket for the Albiceleste's first appearance on home soil since lifting the football World Cup in Qatar.
16-03-2023 18:30 Alberto Fernández is set to undergo a minor medical procedure for a lumbar hernia on Thursday after suffering from sharp back pains.
16-03-2023 18:05 The National Electoral Court on Thursday approved the timetable for this year’s elections, including the dates of the primaries and general elections.
16-03-2023 17:43 Argentina raised its benchmark rate on Thursday for the first time since September after annual inflation surpassed 100%.
16-03-2023 16:32 Manchester City extended Julián Álvarez's contract to 2028 on Thursday in recognition of an impressive debut season from the Argentine World Cup winner.
16-03-2023 15:13 Presidential spokeswoman Gabriela Cerruti acknowledged Thursday that the latest inflation data released on Tuesday by the INDEC national statistics bureau "is bad, very bad and was not what was expected."
16-03-2023 10:20 Whether sporting her party's colours on her wedding dress, breaking taboos, or rocking eco-friendly clothing, Brazil's new first lady is turning heads and making statements with her fashion choices.
16-03-2023 09:49 Residents renew protests across the capital and its outskirts amid prolonged power cuts. Blackouts, which have struck in the middle of an unprecedented heatwave, have left more than 100,000 homes in the dark.
16-03-2023 08:58 Argentina’s Central Bank is considering raising its benchmark rate for the first time since September, according to two people with direct knowledge.
15-03-2023 16:35 On March 15, 2022, with a monthly rate of 4.7%, Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández declared that a “war on inflation” had begun. Twelve months on, price hikes are running above 6% every month, with an annualised rate standing at 102.5%.
15-03-2023 13:48 Hotels in Argentina’s capital recorded their highest average room occupancy levels for a decade in 2022, boosted by massive concerts, events and a domestic tourism boom.
15-03-2023 11:55 Does Alberto Fernández really believe that he has a chance of winning a head-to-head battle with a candidate supported by Cristina, or better still, with the vice-president herself?
15-03-2023 10:34 Diplomatic spat escalates after it emerged María de los Ángeles Duarte, a convicted former cabinet minister who had been living in the Argentine Embassy in Quito, had escaped to Venezuela.
15-03-2023 10:05 Javier Milei is known for his rage-filled rhetoric calculated to shock. With the country in economic turmoil, the radical conservative is climbing in the polls ahead of elections for the top job.
14-03-2023 21:27 Raging fires have devoured some 6,000 hectares (14,800 acres) of forests in Corrientes Province in just days, officials reported Tuesday.
14-03-2023 17:21 Pope Francis sends message to special congress in Latin America, calling on religious leaders to "prioritise" the battle against sexual abuses and acknowledging that the "mishandling" of such cases represents a "clear danger" to the Catholic Church.
14-03-2023 17:04 Consumer prices rose 102.5% in February from a year prior, the highest since late 1991 when the economy was cooling off from 3,000 percent hyperinflation.
14-03-2023 16:13 Consumer prices jumped 6.6% in February, pushing Argentina’s inflation rate over the last 12 months into the dreaded three digits, according to government data.
14-03-2023 14:26 Sayfullo Saipov, who killed eight people in a truck attack in New York six years ago, will spend the rest of his life in jail after jurors were unable to agree on the death penalty Monday.
14-03-2023 14:18 Ecuador's government summons Argentina's ambassador in Quito to respond to "inconsistencies" in information provided about the alleged escape from its embassy of a ex-government minister convicted of corruption.
14-03-2023 14:08 A primary school in Santa Fe Province has adopted an unusual approach to tackling the sweltering summer temperatures – it told students to come to school with their swimming gear.
14-03-2023 12:41 Chinese premier is rebooting his image as a global statesman — and he’s already got a significant win under his belt.
14-03-2023 11:37 "I have no regrets. I wanted to kill her because of the situation in the country," reveals Fernando Sabag Montiel, the man behind the failed assassination attempt against Cristina Fernández de Kirchner last September 1.
13-03-2023 21:11 International Monetary Fund confirms staff-level agreement with Argentina on fourth review of debt programme and calls for “modification of net international reserve accumulation target”; News paves way for new US$5.3-billion disbursement later this month.
13-03-2023 20:01 International Monetary Fund calls on Argentina to make stronger efforts to address foreign reserve losses, galloping inflation and other “policy setbacks” amid a severe drought that’s hitting the commodities sector.
13-03-2023 14:05 Leaders from across Argentina’s political and cultural spectrum celebrate the Pope’s decade leading the Catholic Church, highlighting the Vatican leader's efforts to combat inequality across the world.
13-03-2023 13:21 Pope Francis marked 10 years as head of the Catholic Church on Monday with a podcast, a private mass and a series of interviews, one of which triggered a diplomatic spat with Nicaragua.
13-03-2023 10:57 Nicaragua says it is considering suspending diplomatic ties with the Vatican, after Pope Francis days earlier called the Central American country's government a "crude dictatorship."
12-03-2023 22:45 Germany's 'All Quiet on the Western Front' took home the Oscar for Best International Feature Film from the US Academy of Motion Picture Awards on Sunday night, beating out local favourite 'Argentina, 1985' as well as Poland's 'Eo', Belgium's 'Close' and Ireland's 'The Quiet Girl.'
12-03-2023 10:19 During his decade as head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has reformed the government of the Vatican, worked for peace and reconciliation, and has taken action against clerical child abuse.
12-03-2023 09:23 Palermo Aike fields in Santa Cruz Province could increase Argentina's shale reserves by about a third, Economy Minister Sergio Massa tells investors.
12-03-2023 09:18 Thousands of Catholic faithful gathered Saturday in Luján to celebrate 10 years of Francis' papacy on Saturday as festivities in honour of the Buenos Aires-born pontiff got underway.
12-03-2023 09:07 Pope Francis marks 10 years as head of the Catholic Church on Monday, hugely popular but facing internal dissent after a decade of reform, even if he has left basic doctrine intact.
12-03-2023 09:01 Pope Francis, the first Jesuit and Latin American pope, on Monday marks 10 years as the head of the Catholic Church.
12-03-2023 08:56 Participation in last Thursday's debt swap may have been less than reported, with government officials and analysts disagreeing on how the results should be counted.
11-03-2023 17:36 Report found that with upcoming large-scale clean-electricity projects in the next seven years Latin America is poised to become a major renewable energy producer.
11-03-2023 06:12 Alberto has made no significant attempt to extricate himself from the trap he had cheerfully walked into. But it would seem that, with elections approaching, he has finally undestands that Cristina will never forgive him.
11-03-2023 05:23 The vice-president has undoubtedly been the star of Argentina’s political ecosystem over the last couple of decades.
11-03-2023 05:20 Various anniversaries in recent days (including today) only underline the fragmentation of a society facing the overhang of economic and social volcanoes.
11-03-2023 03:16 Even if Jorge Bergoglio was actively encouraging slum priests at grass roots level from the start, he was doing good by stealth while his media splashes largely served to perpetuate the conservative image of the hierarchy.
10-03-2023 20:40 Vice-President reignites her ongoing feud with Argentina’s Judiciary on Friday, comparing its members to the mafia and declaring that they seek to “ban” her from holding public office.
10-03-2023 20:25 Gloves worn by Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez in the nail-biting penalty shootout with France at Qatar's World Cup final last year were auctioned Friday for $45,000 in aid of the Garrahan children's cancer hospital.
10-03-2023 14:19 Ten years into his papacy, Pope Francis grants exclusive interview to Perfil’s Jorge Fontevecchia; Conversation, which lasted almost three hours, will be published this weekend with an edited, feature-length translation in next week’s edition of the Buenos Aires Times.
10-03-2023 13:38 United Nations nuclear watchdog's 35-nation board votes for Argentina's Rafael Mariano Grossi to serve as director general for a second term, until 2027.
10-03-2023 12:06 Xi Jinping was handed a third term as Chinese president on Friday, capping a rise that has seen him become the country's most powerful leader in generations.
10-03-2023 11:16 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina...
10-03-2023 10:58 Monsignor Oscar Vicente Ojea, the head of the Argentine Synod and one of the persons closest to Pope Francis, discusses the pontiff’s decade leading the Catholic Church.
10-03-2023 10:55 How to replace a living club legend, a man who delivered more success than almost any of his predecessors? That was the dilemma River Plate faced this summer after Marcelo Gallardo moved on, but optimism is running high.
10-03-2023 10:52 Argentina swaps 4.34 trillion pesos ($21.66 billion) in domestic debt, exchanging 64% of maturing notes for new ones due in 2024 and 2025.
10-03-2023 10:46 A Peruvian judge on Thursday extended former president of Peru Pedro Castillo's pre-trial detention to 36 months for "allegedly being the leader of a criminal organisation," the Supreme Court announced.
10-03-2023 10:39 Spain is confident that the European Union can finally unlock a free-trade agreement with a group of South American countries, including Brazil and Argentina, and push forward a process that has dragged on for decades.
09-03-2023 23:42 Judges from Federal Oral Court number 2 release 1,600-page ruling outlining grounds on which it sentenced Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to six years in prison in the ‘Vialidad’ public works graft case.
09-03-2023 23:34 Former executive with 21st Century Fox and Argentine sports marketing firm found guilty in New York of paying bribes to secure lucrative television rights to football officials.
09-03-2023 23:11 Argentina exchanges 4.34 trillion pesos (US$21.7 billion) in a local debt swap, alleviating immediate concerns of a potential local debt default.
09-03-2023 21:00 Court ruling sentencing Argentina’s vice-president to six years in prison and political disqualification from office says decision based on evidence of “state corruption."
09-03-2023 18:13 Some 260,000 birds, mostly chickens, have died in recent days in Argentina as avian influenza continues to spread among poultry.
09-03-2023 16:30 Suspicious device found on Embassy gates in Palermo on Thursday, a day after two Syrians with falsified documentation were detained and terrorism protocol activated.
09-03-2023 15:22 Argentina is enduring this year's hottest summer on record, with record temperatures and lack of rainfall damaging agriculture and keeping the country under a weather alert.
09-03-2023 13:57 Argentina’s government sends reinforcements to combat drug-trafficking in Rosario, where more than one death per day has been registered in March.
09-03-2023 13:47 "Argentina, 1985", the record-breaking feature detailing some of the darkest years in the country's recent history, is up for Best International Film at the Oscars on Sunday.
09-03-2023 13:36 Gross domestic product in South America’s second-largest economy, which desperately needs US dollars, will shrink 3 percent this year, worse than the previous forecast for a 1.5 percent contraction, as one of the worst droughts in recent memory ravages crucial farm exports.
09-03-2023 13:27 Argentina is expert at buying itself time to pay off debt that’s coming due, and on Thursday it plans to use its hard-earned skills to delay bond repayments of an estimated US $37 billion until after a presidential election.
09-03-2023 09:03 Luis Moreno Ocampo was just 32 years old and had no trial experience when he was summoned to prosecute the leaders of the military junta as the brutal 1976-1985 dictatorship came to an end – a story retold in Oscar-nominated film 'Argentina, 1985.'
08-03-2023 22:52 Registered wage labour accounts for 10,187,000 people in total (including the private and public sectors and domestic service), according to the Labour Ministry.
08-03-2023 21:26 Drought will lead to a larger economic contraction in 2023 than previously anticipated, according to analysts at Itaú
08-03-2023 21:23 Maize and soybean crops in Argentina are in even worse shape than previously thought, according to US estimates.
08-03-2023 20:57 Women took to the streets across the world on Wednesday to mark International Women's Day and defend rights that are coming under increasing attack. In Buenos Aires, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of the city centre to once again call for justice for cases of femicides and demand equal rights.
08-03-2023 12:34 Buenos Aires is providing an unlikely haven for middle-class Russians who have given up on their homeland.
08-03-2023 12:33 Femicide numbers are not decreasing and Argentina lacks the effective government policies to prevent them. The State – and the Judiciary – has an outstanding debt with the nation's women.
08-03-2023 12:14 As in tradition, Mendoza crowned a 'Reina de la vendimia' at its annual wine festival last weekend. But the beauty contest was caught up in a controversy that pitted heritage and feminism against each other, with the row going all the way to the provincial Supreme Court.
08-03-2023 07:00 Physician, campaigner and activist Dr. Mabel Bianco on gender equality in Argentina, abortion reform, barriers to reproductive freedom and tackling violence against women.
08-03-2023 05:46 Feminist groups on Monday called on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to condemn El Salvador for denying a now deceased woman the possibility of aborting a brainless fetus in 2013, due to the criminalisation of termination of pregnancy in the country.
08-03-2023 05:33 Once a rare sight in the Vatican's halls of power, women are increasingly being seen in senior posts under Pope Francis, but the gender battle is far from won.
08-03-2023 05:23 Almost unheard of in women's football until a few years ago, more and more women footballers are deciding to become mothers during their careers, despite the fact that social benefits need to be improved and vary greatly from country to country.
08-03-2023 05:00 On an apartment construction project in Antímano, a poor neighbourhood of Caracas, 80 percent of the workforce is made up of women, most of them single mothers.
07-03-2023 17:07 Booming oil production out of shale patch Vaca Muerta will create surpluses in energy trade for Argentina to the tune of US$8 billion within a few years, says top official.
07-03-2023 15:07 President Fernández boosts the number of federal security forces available to authorities in Rosario and says he will send a division of the Army to support efforts to overhaul and urbanise working-class neighbourhoods.
07-03-2023 15:00 The Human Development Index is flashing red for the first time in three decades and adding to the urgency of reducing greenhouse gases.
07-03-2023 13:07 Government in talks with firms, policy makers to prevent wetlands-protection bill from slamming brakes on lithium exploration.
07-03-2023 11:11 One of Argentina’s biggest power producers is trying to get in on the nation’s copper boom as the rush for key metals in the global energy transition accelerates.
07-03-2023 11:04 Argentina will give investors the chance to exchange holdings of local debt into new bonds; Government wants to ease fears of a default on US$35 billion of local debt due in second quarter.