A woman holds up an image of Alberto Nisman at his funeral in Buenos Aires. The Argentinian public prosecutor died in mysterious circumstances the day before he was to testify about allegations against the president. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

When he ran to be its president back in 2003, Néstor Kirchner promised to transform Argentina into “a serious country” if elected. He said he wanted a(...)

Cristina Kirchner: Should she fail to halt the Sergio Massa bandwagon,  the president  might be forced to turn to former speedboat racer Daniel Scioli as her chosen successor in 2015. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Despite ruling Argentina for all but two of the last 24 years, the national headquarters of the Peronist party in Buenos Aires is a strangely forlorn (...)

 Former Argentine president Carlos Menem. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Former Argentinian president Carlos Menem has been sentenced to seven years in prison for breaking UN-imposed arms embargoes while in power in the 199(...)

Argentine Army General Jorge Videla (left), leader of the 1976 military coup that began the seven-year “Dirty War,” and former General Reynaldo Bignone, who ruled Argentina from 1982-1983, listen to the verdict during their trial in a courthouse in Buenos Aires, in July 2012. Photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla has died of natural causes while serving life sentences in prison for crimes against humanity. (...)