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Former Argentine president de la Rua dead at 81

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:01 PM

'I share in the pain of his family,' says President Mauricio Macri, in announcing his death. 'His democratic journey deserves recognition by all Argentinians.'

DE LA RUA. Argentine former head of state Fernando de la Rua – who was famously evacuated by helicopter from the presidential palace during the 2001 economic crisis – died on July 9, 2019, in Buenos Aires at the age of 81. File photo by Fabian Gredillas/AFP

Argentine senate approves search of Kirchner homes

Aug 23, 2018 - 9:14 AM

In a fiery and defiant speech to the chamber, former president Cristina Kirchner reiterates that the cases against her are politically motivated

Argentina elects pro-business Macri after 12 years of Kirchner rule

Nov 23, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Conservative president elect Mauricio Macri promises a marvelous new era was starting for his country beleaguered by years of economic instability

VICTORY. Argentinian presidential candidate Mauricio Macri (C) of the Cambiemos coalition receives an ovation by supporters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 22, 2015. David Fernandez/EPA

Argentina votes on big economic, political change

Nov 22, 2015 - 1:33 PM

Polls show that the mayor of Buenos Aires former Boca Juniors football executive Mauricio Macri 56 could beat his left wing rival Daniel Scioli 58 an ex power boating champion

This combination of two images taken on November 19, 2015 shows presidential candidates Daniel Scioli (L) and Mauricio Macri during their closing rallies of campaign in Argentina. AFP photos

Supporters rally for embattled Argentine president

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:54 AM

Cristina Kirchner s supporters flood the streets around Congress for her final opening address before the legislature

Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner delivers a speech at the ordinary sessions of the Argentinian Parliament in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 01 March 2015. David Fernandez/EPA

Argentines demand independent judiciary in huge street march

Feb 19, 2015 - 7:39 AM

The protest takes place a month after a state prosecutor who had accused President Cristina Kirchner of plotting to cover up his investigation into a 1994 bombing was found dead

'VERDAD.' Protesters hold up signs that read "Truth" during a silent march to honor late state investigator Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires February 18, 2015. Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

Kirchner gains nothing from prosecutor's death, says minister

Feb 12, 2015 - 9:47 AM

Who gained by having Mr Nisman dead? Foreign Minister Hector Timerman says in a story published Tuesday February 10 Not me Not the president

In this file photo, Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (C) waves while walking with Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 04 February 2015.

Argentine president ordered released from hospital

Oct 14, 2013 - 7:35 AM

Kirchner 60 is instructed to observe strict rest for 30 days and told to avoid air travel until further notice

SURGERY OK. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner had a successful brain surgery Tuesday, her government announced. In this photo, she attends the second working session of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 06 September 2013. EPA/Grigoriy Sisoev/Host photo agency pool

Kirchner blood clot surgery 'a success' – Argentina

Oct 09, 2013 - 8:47 AM

President Kirchner was said to be in good spirits following the operation which came just three weeks before crucial mid term legislative elections

SURGERY OK. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner had a successful brain surgery Tuesday, her government announced. In this photo, she attends the second working session of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 06 September 2013. EPA/Grigoriy Sisoev/Host photo agency pool

Argentina leader to receive surgery for brain injury

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:20 AM

A decision to operate was taken after Kirchner complained of tingling and a temporary loss of muscle strength in her left arm late Sunday

MEDICAL REST. Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been ordered to rest for one month due to a brain injury. In this file photo, Kirchner addresses a United Nations Security Council meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA, 06 August 2013. EPA/Justin Lane

The legend of Eva Peron lives on

Jul 28, 2012 - 4:18 PM

60 years after her death people have not forgotten the woman who inspired countless movies and songs

EVA PERON, AFFECTIONATELY CALLED 'Evita' by her fans. Screen grab from YouTube

Argentina sex-change, 'right-to-die' laws make waves

May 14, 2012 - 10:52 AM

Argentina the first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage created a fresh stir this week by making sex change operations and end of life decisions by relatives a legal right