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Who Shot Argentina? A Washington Murder Mystery

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The U.S. government did not file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, despite its filing in the appellate case. And -- here is the big mystery -- neither did the IMF, even though it has publicly expressed concerns about the impact of that ruling.

Argentina Is Headed For Default

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2014 | World

By Hugh Bronstein and Joseph Ax BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters) - Payment of bond service due on June 30 in New York has been...

Argentina Turns To U.S. Supreme Court To Avert 'Catastrophe'

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 02.19.2014 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina filed a long-shot appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asking the justices in Washington to avert an...

Argentina Turns To Price Controls Amid Sharp Devaluations

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government has announced agreements with business leaders to keep the recent sharp depreciation in the pe...

How Argentines Cope With Yet Another Unstable Economy

AP | ALMUDENA CALATRAVA and DEBORA REY | Posted 01.30.2014 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Consumer prices are soaring, the treasury is running low on foreign currency and the peso has had its sharpest slide ...

Argentina Relaxes Its Control On Purchasing Dollars

AP | ALMUDENA CALATRAVA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina announced Friday it will relax restrictions on the purchase of U.S. dollars after the sharpest slide in the...

Argentines Hit With New Tax Report

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines buying online must now submit a statement to the tax agency before they can receive the goods, as the gove...

Argentina's Economy Faces Challenges As Growth Slows

AP | ALMUDENA CALATRAVA | Posted 12.25.2013 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez has tried to reinvent her image since her return from skull surgery. She's put aside the...

Argentine President Has Big Plans For Economy

AP | DEBORA REY | Posted 11.21.2013 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Wednesday that she's going to deepen her government's left-leaning econom...

Argentine Courts Work to Restore Sanity to Country's Failed Economic Policies

Jerry Nelson | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Jerry Nelson

The official inflation data has been widely viewed as inaccurate, created by a corrupt government to hide the real cost of inflation and allowing it to underpay it's debts.

Argentina's Kirchner Is One Misstep Away From Calamity

Jerry Nelson | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
Jerry Nelson

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina's president has found herself in the middle of an economic and political minefield and the map she is using has been proven to be outdated, inaccurate and explosive.

Argentine President's Popularity Plunges As Inflation Soars

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 05.08.2013 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentina's government announced new measures on Tuesday intended to suck up undeclared dollars in response to growing pres...

Argentina Could Be Headed For Economic 'Suicide,' Analysts Say

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 05.29.2013 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — With just hours to go before Argentina has to show its last cards in a billion-dollar debt showdown in the U.S. courts...

Argentina's Economy 'Would Be Ruined' If It Loses Appeal In Court

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 02.03.2013 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentina has filed its final written arguments in a court showdown with creditors in New York, suggesting the nation's eco...

Argentina's Critics Get It Wrong Again

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Mark Weisbrot

It is interesting that Argentina has had such remarkable economic success over the past nine years while receiving very little foreign direct investment and being mostly shunned by international financial markets. Maybe that's another reason why Argentina gets so much flak.

Obama Congratulates Argentine President

AP | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

CANNES, France -- President Barack Obama says a meeting with Argentina's president gave them a nice opportunity to build on the long history between t...

'Bittersweet' Election For Argentine President After Landslide Victory

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 12.23.2011 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's vice president-elect is a hoodie-wearing, Harley-riding rock 'n roll guitarist who plays up the pace of th...

Worlds Collide in a Luxury Suite: Some Thoughts on the IMF, Global Injustice, and a Stranger on a Train

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 07.22.2011 | Business
Rebecca Solnit

What makes the sex scandal that broke open last week so resonant is the way the alleged assailant and victim model larger relationships around the world, starting with the IMF's assault on the poor.

Cristina Fernandez, Argentinian President, Says Pork Is Better For Sex Life Than Viagra

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez has told a gathering at her Presidential Palace that pork is even better than Viagra for spicing things up in...

Navigating the Jobs Crisis: Direct Job Creation - Lessons from Argentina

Pavlina R. Tcherneva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pavlina R. Tcherneva

If the U.S. government creates a permanent, voluntary public employment program that offers a living-wage job to anyone willing and able to work in a public service project, unemployment will be addressed directly.

EU, IMF Revolt: Greece, Iceland, Latvia May Lead the Way

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ellen Brown

Total financial collapse, once a problem only for developing countries, has now come to Europe. The International Monetary Fund is imposing its "austerity measures" on the outer circle of the European Union.

Argentina's Drought Wilts Crops, Economy

BBC NEWS | By Candace Piette | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A deflated bag of bones, the carcass of a bull, lies dried out on the banks of a river, baked by the sun. Normally green, the prime pastureland around...