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US president Barack Obama with his Argentinian counterpart Mauricio Macri at the Casa Rosada presidential palace in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Photograph:  Natacha Pisarenko/AFP/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama met Argentina’s new centre-right leader Mauricio Macri on Wednesday on a visit to reset diplomatic relations and strengthen (...)

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(...)

Gendarmerie at a demonstration in Buenos Aires in April 2014. Tuesday’s road accident victims were with the  National Gendarmerie, a special police force typically charged with patrolling frontier regions. Photograph: Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images

At least 41 police officers have been killed after a bus in a convoy in northern Argentina fell off the side of a bridge. The bus was one of three ca(...)

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(...)

Outgoing Argentina president Cristina Kirchner delivers a speech to supporters in front of Casa Rosada presidential residence in Buenos Aires. Photograph: EPA

Tens of thousands of supporters filled Argentina’s most famous square to say goodbye to president Cristina Kirchner, who lauded her government’s achie(...)

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(...)

Newly-elected Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela’s ruling socialist party has been crushed in mid-term elections held on Sunday as the country’s self-styled Bolivarian revolution suffered i(...)

Opposition supporters celebrate in Caracas, Venezuela, early on Monday. Venezuela’s opposition won control of the National Assembly by a landslide on Sunday, delivering a major setback to the ruling party and altering the balance of power after 17 years of socialist rule. Photograph: AP

Venezuela’s opposition trounced the ruling Socialists on Sunday to win the legislature for the first time in 16 years and gain a long-sought platform(...)

A supporter of Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro holds a poster with a picture of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez  during the last campaign rally with pro-government candidates for Sunday’s upcoming parliamentary elections, in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

With the political sands shifting in South America, the Bolivarian revolution of the late Hugo Chávez faces a major dilemma heading into crucial mid-t(...)

Buenos Aires tango

The Argentina that 56-year-old mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri takes over as president is something of a poisoned chalice. The historic rejection(...)

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