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Latin America Argentina

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 7- Workers represented by Argentina's main labor union gathered on the streets of Buenos Aires on Tuesday to protest job cuts and pay raises that have not kept up with inflation, challenging the government seven months ahead of key congressional elections. The one-day picket, which attracted tens of thousands of workers, was the first march...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 6- Thousands of teachers took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday, delaying the first day of school for millions of children, as part of a two-day national strike demanding a wage increase to compensate for sky-high inflation last year. "The strike is massive across the whole country," Roberto Baradel, a Buenos Aires province teachers' union...

  • Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Interior Minister Carlos Romero said Bolivia had delivered a letter to the French ambassador and asked that the French government intervene, adding that Bolivia reserved the right to take legal action. In the video game, according to a synopsis, a Mexican drug cartel controls Bolivia and has turned it into a violent, anarchic...

  • Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Interior Minister Carlos Romero said Bolivia had delivered a letter to the French ambassador and asked that the French government intervene, adding that Bolivia reserved the right to take legal action. In the video game, according to a synopsis, a Mexican drug cartel controls Bolivia and has turned it into a violent, anarchic...

  • ROSARIO, Argentina, Feb 16- When a boat carrying soy oil destined for India ran aground on the Parana River near Buenos Aires in late January, ships loaded with most of Argentina's grains exports were blocked for hours. Increasing congestion on the Parana, which carries 80 percent of Argentina's grains exports, could hamper President Mauricio Macri's efforts to...

  • ROSARIO, Argentina, Feb 16- When a boat carrying soy oil destined for India ran aground on the Parana River near Buenos Aires in late January, ships loaded with most of Argentina's grains exports were blocked for hours. Increasing congestion on the Parana, which carries 80 percent of Argentina's grains exports, could hamper President Mauricio Macri's efforts to...

  • ROSARIO, Argentina, Feb 16- When a boat carrying soy oil destined for India ran aground on the Parana River near Buenos Aires in late January, ships loaded with most of Argentina's grains exports were blocked for hours. Increasing congestion on the Parana, which carries 80 percent of Argentina's grains exports, could hamper President Mauricio Macri's efforts to...

  • In the auto sector, which mostly serves to export cars to Brazil, the goal is to reduce the number of working days employees skip. Argentina hopes the sector, hit by a prolonged recession in Brazil in recent years, can double actual production by 2023 to 1 million vehicles per year. Brazil buys about 70 percent of Argentine-made vehicles.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 9- Consumer prices in greater Buenos Aires rose 1.3 percent in January over the previous month, Argentina's official Indec statistics agency said on Thursday, far below market expectations and in line with the central bank's annual target. Argentina does not publish countrywide inflation data, but consumer prices for the greater Buenos...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ SAO PAULO, Feb 9- When Argentina launched a tax amnesty program last year to bring billions of dollars back into the country, it found support from an unlikely corner: the banks whose clients had stashed money abroad. Some $400 billion in undeclared funds was being held outside Argentina, the economy was in recession and the government badly needed to...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ SAO PAULO, Feb 9- When Argentina launched a tax amnesty program last year to bring billions of dollars back into the country, it found support from an unlikely corner: the banks whose clients had stashed money abroad. Some $400 billion in undeclared funds was being held outside Argentina, the economy was in recession and the government badly needed to...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 7- The leaders of Brazil and Argentina said on Tuesday they would pursue closer ties with Mexico and other Latin American nations alarmed by U.S. In a state visit to Brasilia, Argentina President Mauricio Macri said that South American regional trade bloc Mercosur would focus on strengthening its relationship with Mexico, Latin America's...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 7- The leaders of Brazil and Argentina vowed on Tuesday to pursue closer trade ties with Mexico and other Latin American nations threatened by U.S. Trump has abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that aimed to bolster trade between 12 Pacific Rim nations, including Mexico, Chile and Peru, and threatened to tear up the North American Free...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 6- The status of sugar in the Mercosur trade bloc is likely to be discussed by the presidents of Brazil and Argentina when they meet on Tuesday, Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Monday. Presidents Michel Temer of Brazil and Mauricio Macri of Argentina will meet in Brasilia as part of an official visit by the Argentine leader.

  • In an undated handout photo, Duke Buchan III, the financier and early supporter of Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.

    Duke Buchan III, a donor to Trump during his campaign, is now hoping for an ambassadorship, The New York Times reports.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 2- Argentina's government expects foreign direct investment to double in 2017 from 2016, Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne said on Thursday, citing inflows from public auctions for renewable and non-renewable energy projects. Nearly $60 billion in investments have been announced in Argentina since the beginning of 2016, government...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 2- Inflation expectations in Argentina for 2017 fell slightly to 20.8 percent, a central bank poll of economists showed on Thursday, down from 21 percent a month earlier but still above the 17 percent upper band of the bank's target. Inflation, measured in Greater Buenos Aires, likely ended 2016 around 40 percent, a headache for President Mauricio...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 1- U.S. farmers and grain handlers may be stuck with a bigger-than-expected portion of the massive stockpile of corn and soybeans harvested last fall as uncertainty about trade polices under U.S. But in addition to concern about trade under the Trump administration, U.S. exports should face stiff competition from Argentina and Brazil, huge...

  • *Prices to spike 60-90 pct for most Buenos Aires consumers. BUENOS AIRES, Jan 31- Argentina's electricity rates will increase between 60 and 90 percent for most consumers in March, according to figures presented by Energy Minister Juan Jose Aranguren on Tuesday, the latest subsidy reduction meant to cut a wide fiscal deficit. Argentina began rolling back...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 30- A Buenos Aires judge on Monday denied a prosecutor's request to jail local executives of ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc, though the court did order the company's platforms to be shut down, raising the prospect of a prolonged legal conflict. In April, a Buenos Aires court said Uber, which has been criticized for failing to register...