• US troops in Japan banned from alcohol after marine kills man in drunken collisionUS troops in Japan banned from alcohol after marine kills man in drunken collision

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 24 min. ago
  • Sarah Palin says she doesn't get sexually harassed because she carries a gunSarah Palin says she doesn't get sexually harassed because she carries a gun

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 43 min. ago
  • Black Friday discounts often 'not so special', shoppers warnedBlack Friday discounts often 'not so special', shoppers warned

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 46 min. ago
  • Donald Trump 'mistook New Zealand PM for Justin Trudeau's wife'Donald Trump 'mistook New Zealand PM for Justin Trudeau's wife'

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 1 h. 1 min. ago
  • Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe 'has drafted resignation letter' in immunity deal, sources claim ahead of deadline Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe 'has drafted resignation letter' in immunity deal, sources claim ahead of deadline 

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 1 h. 1 min. ago
  • Theresa May warned British public will 'go bananas' if she offers EU £40bn to settle Brexit divorce billTheresa May warned British public will 'go bananas' if she offers EU £40bn to settle Brexit divorce bill

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 1 h. 9 min. ago
  • Shocked Blue Planet viewers vow never to use disposable plastic again after heartbreaking whale sceneShocked Blue Planet viewers vow never to use disposable plastic again after heartbreaking whale scene

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 1 h. 12 min. ago
  • University fundraising investigated after claims some fail to tell alumni their information is being screenedUniversity fundraising investigated after claims some fail to tell alumni their information is being screened

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 2 h. 40 min. ago
  • Watch: The Queen and Prince Philip's 70 years of marriage on cameraWatch: The Queen and Prince Philip's 70 years of marriage on camera

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 2 h. 41 min. ago
  • Pictures of the Day: 20 November 2017Pictures of the Day: 20 November 2017

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 2 h. 47 min. ago
  • Mass killer and cult leader Charles Manson dies aged 83Mass killer and cult leader Charles Manson dies aged 83

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 2 h. 57 min. ago
  • Robert Mugabe defies the generals to cling on to power in ZimbabweRobert Mugabe defies the generals to cling on to power in Zimbabwe

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 3 h. 8 min. ago
  • How the Duke of Edinburgh became the Queen’s ‘strength and stay’How the Duke of Edinburgh became the Queen’s ‘strength and stay’

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 3 h. 44 min. ago
  • Angela Merkel's leadership in the balance as German coalition talks collapseAngela Merkel's leadership in the balance as German coalition talks collapse

    The Telegraph: Argentina / 9 h. 11 min. ago
  • Search for Missing Argentine Submarine Raises Grim ScenariosSearch for Missing Argentine Submarine Raises Grim Scenarios

    Officials said earlier hopeful reports that the crew might have tried to make satellite calls in recent days appeared to be wrong.

    NYT / Argentina / 10 h. 50 min. ago
  • Argentina Detects Signals Believed To Be From Missing SubmarineArgentina Detects Signals Believed To Be From Missing Submarine

    Argentina said the calls were likely a sign the crew of 44 was trying to reestablish contact.

    Huffingtonpost.com / 1 d. 9 h. 7 min. ago
  • Signals Detected From Missing Argentine Submarine as Foreign Navies Join SearchSignals Detected From Missing Argentine Submarine as Foreign Navies Join Search

    Argentina’s Defense Ministry said Saturday night it had detected seven communication attempts from an Argentine Navy submarine with 44 crew members aboard, raising hopes of a rescue.

    NYT / Argentina / 1 d. 14 h. 10 min. ago
  • Search Underway for Argentine Navy Submarine With 44 AboardSearch Underway for Argentine Navy Submarine With 44 Aboard

    The ARA San Juan, which was on a routine patrol off the cost of Patagonia, has been missing since Wednesday.

    NYT / Argentina / 2 d. 15 h. 2 min. ago
  • Bello: Latin America’s voteathonBello: Latin America’s voteathon

    Print section Print Rubric:  Anger at corruption is not the only factor in a slew of elections Print Headline:  The voteathon Print Fly Title:  Bello UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The army sidelines Robert Mugabe, Africa’s great dictator Fly Title:  Bello Main image:  20171118_AMD001_0.jpg IN THE annals of Latin American democracy, Marcelo Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction magnate, will occupy a place of unique infamy. From Mexico to Argentina and many places in between, his Brazilian construction company bribed presidents, ministers and candidates to win public contracts, setting a nefarious example that other firms followed. The damage to the public purses in padded contracts ran to over $3bn. The intangible cost to the credibility and prestige of democratic politics in Latin America is incalculable. The reverberations from the Odebrecht scandal ...

    The Economist: Argentina / 3 d. 17 h. 50 min. ago more
  • Staying afloat, somehow: How long can Venezuela avoid default?Staying afloat, somehow: How long can Venezuela avoid default?

    Print section Print Rubric:  South America’s insolvent left-wing champion has been the star of sovereign-bond markets. How long can it keep paying up? Print Headline:  Staying afloat, somehow Print Fly Title:  Venezuela’s debt crisis UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Do social media threaten democracy? Fly Title:  Staying afloat, somehow Location:  CARACAS Main image:  20171104_AMD002_0.jpg THE mere mention of Venezuela should make most investors shudder. Its president, Nicolás Maduro, says that capitalism has “destroyed the planet” and vows to build a socialist Utopia. The country’s economic output has shrunk by more than a third since 2014, and it is suffering from dire shortages of food and medicine. Nonetheless, one class of Venezuelan assets has delivered returns in recent years ...

    The Economist: Argentina / 17 d. 17 h. 58 min. ago more
  • Argentines on High School Reunion Bore Brunt of New York AttackArgentines on High School Reunion Bore Brunt of New York Attack

    Five men killed in Tuesday’s terrorist attack were on a 30-year high school reunion trip planned when they were teenagers.

    NYT / Argentina / 18 d. 12 h. 33 min. ago
  • What We Know About The Victims Of The New York AttackWhat We Know About The Victims Of The New York Attack

    At least six of those killed were foreign nationals from Argentina and Belgium.

    Huffingtonpost.com / 19 d. 6 h. 43 min. ago
  • In Buenos Aires, Tiny Shops Have Big IdeasIn Buenos Aires, Tiny Shops Have Big Ideas

    Businesses function on the smallest of scales; some designers’ showrooms are in their apartments or former garages, available only by appointment.

    NYT / Argentina / 25 d. 3 h. 49 min. ago
  • Argentina’s President Says Election Gains Bolster His Reform PlanArgentina’s President Says Election Gains Bolster His Reform Plan

    President Mauricio Macri’s strong showing in midterm elections strengthens his hand to press forward with labor, pension and tax changes.

    NYT / Argentina / 27 d. 8 h. 54 min. ago
  • Argentina’s Leader, Mauricio Macri, Bolstered by Election ResultsArgentina’s Leader, Mauricio Macri, Bolstered by Election Results

    Mr. Macri’s coalition picked up key seats in midterm elections that were seen as a barometer of the center-right leader’s first two years in power.

    NYT / Argentina / 28 d. 5 h. 37 min. ago
  • Body Found in Argentine River Shakes Up ElectionBody Found in Argentine River Shakes Up Election

    The discovery of a body near the site where an indigenous rights activist vanished two months ago has raised questions about the government’s investigation.

    NYT / Argentina / 31 d. 9 h. 47 min. ago
  • Macri-nomics on the ballot: At mid-term elections, Argentina chooses between sobriety and PeronismMacri-nomics on the ballot: At mid-term elections, Argentina chooses between sobriety and Peronism

    Print section Print Rubric:  Mauricio Macri faces a test in mid-term elections. If he does well, Argentina’s odds of prosperity will improve Print Headline:  Ready for his close-up Print Fly Title:  Argentina UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The right way to help declining places Fly Title:  Macri-nomics on the ballot Location:  BUENOS AIRES Main image:  20171021_AMP001_2.jpg IF THE polls are right, Mauricio Macri, who narrowly won Argentina’s presidency against the odds two years ago, will strengthen his hand in mid-term elections on October 22nd. A good result in the ballot, in which a third of senate seats and half of those in the lower house of congress are being contested, would help him to complete economic and institutional reforms already begun. If that happens, Argentina may ...

    The Economist: Argentina / 31 d. 18 h. 52 min. ago more
  • Argentina: Breaking the spell of PeronismArgentina: Breaking the spell of Peronism

    Print section Print Rubric:  Mauricio Macri’s government deserves to do well in the mid-term congressional election Print Headline:  Breaking Peronism’s spell Print Fly Title:  Argentina UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The right way to help declining places Fly Title:  Argentina Main image:  20171021_LDP001_0.jpg WHEN Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election in November 2015, his victory appeared to signal the turning of Latin America’s “pink tide” of left-wing government. The election ended eight years of rule under Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, a political heir of Juan Perón, an irresponsible populist president of the mid-20th century. In other countries, setbacks for the left followed. Venezuela’s opposition won control of the legislature from the ruling socialist party in December 2015. Brazil’s left-wing president, Dilma Rousseff, ...

    The Economist: Argentina / 31 d. 18 h. 52 min. ago more
  • The Economist explains: Argentina’s vegan MondaysThe Economist explains: Argentina’s vegan Mondays

    Main image:  ARGENTINA is famous for its beef. After winning independence from Spain in the early 19th century, the nascent republic beat swords into ploughshares and turned the southern Pampas into a regional breadbasket. The number of cows grew rapidly (Argentina is home to 5% of the world’s herd) and so, for many years, did beef consumption. But things are changing. In 2010 Argentines lost the title of the world’s biggest beefeaters, when measured by annual consumption per person, to neighbouring Uruguayans. Diego Vecino, a writer, lamented Argentina’s declining beef consumption and suggested the country was “immersed in shame”. Now it seems the Casa Rosada, the presidential palace, is embracing the trend. In a bid to start a debate on health and the national diet, it has instituted meat-free Mondays. For one lunch each week, the canteen will only serve vegan options to the 500-plus employees, including President Mauricio Macri. The introduction of meatless Mondays to the Casa Rosada adds Argentina to the list of countries investigating ways to limit meat consumption. The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are in the middle of an obesity crisis. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that a majority of people are overweight in all but three countries of the region. ...

    The Economist: Argentina / 32 d. 2 h. 44 min. ago more
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  • Lionel Messi Lifts Argentina to World Cup BerthLionel Messi Lifts Argentina to World Cup Berth

    Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia also clinched spots on Tuesday, joining Brazil as representatives from South America.

    NYT / Argentina / 40 d. 7 h. 7 min. ago
  • Argentina in Danger of Missing World Cup After Tie With PeruArgentina in Danger of Missing World Cup After Tie With Peru

    Lionel Messi and his Argentine teammates need to beat Ecuador next week and get some help in order to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

    NYT / Argentina / 45 d. 6 h. 11 min. ago
  • Movements in EM major: Populism’s pervasive cycleMovements in EM major: Populism’s pervasive cycle

    Print section Print Rubric:  How populism can shape emerging markets Print Headline:  Movements in EM major Print Fly Title:  Political risks UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Out of the traps Fly Title:  Movements in EM major Main image:  20171014_fnp504.jpg THE SOUND OF an orchestral horn fills the hall as musicians warm up for an evening performance of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. The venue is a dramatic Beaux-Arts building that started life as the central post office of Buenos Aires. It perfectly illustrates Argentina’s pendulum swings between liberalism and populism. In 1946 it doubled as a headquarters for the charitable work of the president’s wife, Eva Perón. In 1997 the postal service was privatised during one of Argentina’s periodic experiments with free markets and hard money. As that came to a grisly end in the default of 2001, bankruptcy also ...

    The Economist: Argentina / 45 d. 18 h. 55 min. ago more
  • Asset prices: The bubble without any fizzAsset prices: The bubble without any fizz

    Print section Print Rubric:  Low interest rates have made more or less all investments expensive Print Headline:  The bubble without any fizz Print Fly Title:  Asset prices UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  It is not too late to stop the break-up of Spain Fly Title:  Asset prices Main image:  20171007_fbd011_facebook.jpg USUALLY, when asset prices boom, people get excited. As America’s stockmarkets scaled wild peaks in 1929 and 1999 they did so amid feverish enthusiasm. Search for such euphoria on Wall Street today and you will come back empty-handed. Look at underlying numbers, though, and it is at first hard to see why. Over the past 136 years the cyclically adjusted price-earnings ratio (CAPE), a useful measure of how expensive stocks have become, has reached its current heights only twice before: during the dotcom bubble; and just before the Crash ...

    The Economist: Argentina / 46 d. 11 h. 31 min. ago more
  • Bello: Latin America’s battle over “gender ideology”Bello: Latin America’s battle over “gender ideology”

    Print section Print Rubric:  Social conservatives are fighting back against feminism and gay rights Print Headline:  A battle over “gender ideology” Print Fly Title:  Bello UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The spotlight shifts from Germany to France Fly Title:  Bello Main image:  20170930_AMD001_0.jpg THIS year Peru introduced a new curriculum for its primary schools as part of an effort to improve education. One of the new curriculum’s principles is that boys and girls have the same right to education. It notes that “while what we consider to be ‘feminine’ or ‘masculine’ is based on biological-sexual differences, these are roles which we construct from day to day, in our interactions.” And “some of those [socially] assigned roles” lead to girls dropping out of school to take on domestic chores. To many people, this is a statement of the obvious. Yet ...

    The Economist: Argentina / 52 d. 22 h. 31 min. ago more
  • Where is Santiago Maldonado?: A missing-person case looms over Argentina’s midterm electionsWhere is Santiago Maldonado?: A missing-person case looms over Argentina’s midterm elections

    Print section Print Rubric:  A missing-person case looms over midterm elections Print Headline:  Where is Santiago Maldonado? Print Fly Title:  Disappearances in Argentina UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  What machines can tell from your face Fly Title:  Where is Santiago Maldonado? Location:  JUJUY Main image:  20170909_amp501.jpg A FEW months ago Santiago Maldonado, a 28-year-old craftsman and tattoo artist, moved to Patagonia, motivated by an affinity for the indigenous Mapuche people. On July 31st, according to his brother, he visited a campsite in the province of Chubut, where Mapuches are protesting to demand title to their ancestral land. He intended to participate in a ceremony for Pachamama, an Andean goddess. But on the morning of August 1st protesters threw stones at a group ...

    The Economist: Argentina / 73 d. 19 h. 5 min. ago more
  • Politics this weekPolitics this week

    Print section Print Headline:  Politics this week UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  How Trump has a feeble grasp of what it means to be president Main image:  20170819_WWP001_0.jpg One person was killed and 19 injured when a car was deliberately accelerated into a crowd of counter-protesters during a white nationalist rally at Charlottesville, Virginia. The nationalists, carrying Nazi and Confederate flags while chanting “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us”, were marching against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, a Confederate general. President Donald Trump’s ham-fisted response to the death of the counter-protester, in which he blamed “violence on many sides” outraged people across America as well as the rest of the world. See article. Several CEOs from America’s biggest companies resigned from Donald Trump’s manufacturing council and the strategy and policy forum, two advisory bodies, after the president’s unconvincing response to the violence in Virginia. So many bosses departed that Mr Trump was forced to disband both outfits. ...

    The Economist: Argentina / 94 d. 19 h. 2 min. ago more
  • Big-Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant He Tried To ShootBig-Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant He Tried To Shoot

    A similar accident occurred in May.

    Huffingtonpost.com / 97 d. 14 h. 3 min. ago