Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner:  a judge has accused her of heading up a “criminal organisation” during her eight years as president between 2007 and 2015. Photograph: EPA/David Fernandez

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner has said her opponents can “excavate all of Patagonia” in their bid to prove her corruption, but said the(...)

 Former president of Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner:  elected to the senate in October, which gives her parliamentary immunity from prosecution. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

The legal net closing in around Cristina Kirchner tightened this week after a judge charged the former Argentine president with treason. In an unprec(...)

Former Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner arrives to a rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photograph: Reuters/Marcos Brindicci

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner has announced her return to frontline politics saying she will contest a senate seat in midterm elections(...)

Thousands march against corruption through the streets of downtown Lima on February 16th. An Interpol arrest warrant has been issued for ex-president Alejandro Toledo, who now lives in the US, after Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht said he sought and received a $20 million bribe. Photograph: Cris Bouroncle /AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian executive has told the country’s electoral court that his company gave the winners of the 2014 presidential election the equivalent of ten(...)

Former presidents Cristina Kirchner of Argentina and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil at the Portugal House in São Paulo. Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

While this year saw one populist tide sweep in on the democracies of Europe and North America, another was in retreat in South America. In contrast (...)

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(...)

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