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New Argentine president promises major changes and honesty

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mauricio Macri was sworn in as Argentina’s president Thursday, inheriting myriad economic problems from the often-divisive outgoing leader Cristina Fernandez, who skipped the inauguration in a final sign of confrontation that underscored deep polarization in the South American nation. Macri, the former mayor of Buenos …

Argentines weigh continuity or overhaul in election

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines will be weighing continuity versus a financial overhaul Sunday as they pick the successor to President Cristina Fernandez, a polarizing leader who dominated national politics for 12 years. Inflation is around 30 percent, the economy is stagnant and a bitter court fight with a …

Argentina debt talks deadlocked as default looms

NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina’s negotiations with creditors to resolve a dispute over $1.5 billion in unpaid debts remained deadlocked following talks Friday, setting it on a course for a possible catastrophic default next week. Argentina will default for the second time in 13 years if it cannot reach a …

Argentine leader’s new style isn’t fixing economy

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez has tried to reinvent her image since her return from skull surgery. She’s put aside the all-black wardrobe she wore for three years mourning her late husband Nestor Kirchner, and reshuffled her Cabinet. This week, her economy minister announced a new stimulus …

Corruption scandal swirls around Argentine leader

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — New corruption allegations are swirling around the Argentine president, who ordered her personal secretary to read a blistering statement Tuesday accusing the nation’s leading newspapers of lying and defaming her “in the best style of fascism.” The scandal centers on Lazaro Baez, an old friend …

Argentine ruling party holds onto Congress

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez’s governing bloc held onto control of Congress in Sunday’s congressional elections, but the results buried hopes of changing the constitution to let her run for a third term and a former loyalist proved himself a political threat. The president’s former Cabinet chief, …

Why Argentina isn’t sharing its famous steaks anymore – Quartz

Argentina’s steaks are world-renowned, but good luck finding one these days. Argentines have become oddly bashful about sharing their beef. That’s what their country’s mind-boggling red meat exports suggest, anyway: Argentina now ships less than 7% of its beef. The current insularity of Argentina’s beef industry is especially surprising considering that …