A state worker protests in Plaza de Mayo square in Buenos Aires. Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri is facing unrest as workers protest at rocketing inflation and job cuts. Photograph:  Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

After more than a decade of torturous and often acrimonious negotiations, Argentina looks finally to have reached a deal with holdout creditors that p(...)

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner: Due in court over sale of dollar future contracts. Photograph: Eitan Abramovich AFP/Getty Images

These are difficult days for South American presidents, with both serving and former members of this select group snarled up in a series of corruption(...)

Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada wave at the crowd after being sworn-in as president in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

Mauricio Macri took office as Argentina’s first non-Peronist president in 16 years on Thursday, ending more than a decade of leftist populism with a p(...)

Argentina’s president-elect Mauricio Macri: wants a free trade deal between Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance trade bloc of Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia. Photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

Mauricio Macri’s swearing-in as Argentina’s first democratically elected right-wing president takes place on Thursday amid an unedifying spat with the(...)

Argentinian president-elect Mauricio Macri. He told his supporters that “change cannot be held up by revenge or score-settling”. Photograph: David Fernandez/EPA

In a historic political shift, Argentina has elected a right-wing politician as president for the first time in its history. Mauricio Macri defeated p(...)

Opposition leader Mauricio Macri during his closing campaign rally in Hamahuaca. He is expected to become the first right-wing politician to be elected Argentina’s president. Photograph: Frente Cambiemos/EPA

Argentina stands on the verge of a seismic political shift this weekend. Opinion polls in the South American country show opposition leader Mauricio M(...)

Mauricio Macri: attempting to become the first right-wing politician to be elected president in Argentina’s history.  Photograph: Patricio Pidal/Bloomberg.

A late surge in support for the right-wing opposition candidate means Argentina’s presidential election will be decided by a first ever run-off bet(...)

Buenos Aires governor and presidential candidate Daniel Scioli and Argentina’s president Cristina Kirchner  at a  meeting with local authorities in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.  Photograph: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images

There are several campaigns reaching a crescendo ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in Argentina. The populist Peronist Daniel Scioli is crisscr(...)

Cristina Kirchner’s backing of Daniel Scioli only followed her failure to find a candidate among her own inner circle. Photograph: Reuters/Enrique Marcarian

If there was ever a question about what the investment community thinks of Argentina’s president Cristina Kirchner, recent market activity is clearing(...)

Mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri, who is attempting to become the first right-wing politician to secure Argentina’s presidency in free elections, speaking on Sunday as the results of primary elections began to come in. Photograph: AFP/Telam/Alejandro Santa Cruz

Argentina is set for its most open presidential election in years after primaries held on Sunday showed the country’s right-wing opposition was unusua(...)