Argentina Jersey Blunder Costs Team A Medal Shot, Two People Their Jobs

The Argentina women’s national basketball team had to forfeit its preliminary round game against Colombia in the Pan American Games on Wednesday, losing 20-0 and screwing itself out of the medal round because the team showed up wearing the wrong color jerseys. For this embarrassing mistake, both the team manager and the director of women’s […]

What Is Lionel Messi Worth To Argentina?

There is a simple, financial answer to the question posed in the headline of this article: Lionel Messi is reportedly worth €450,000 per contractually-arranged international friendly. That is how much the Argentinian Football Federation (AFA) lost out on after Messi’s recent groin injury kept him out of the Albiceleste’s friendly against Morocco in Tangier on […]

Slums in Argentina get their own TV news hour

Slum World TV, a programme made for, and by, some of the 700,000 people living in Buenos Aires slums, is attempting to show the lives of some of Argentina’s most vulnerable. Slums in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires now have their own news hour. A news programme has launched, made for, and by people, from the […]

'Historic moment': Abortion to be debated in Argentina's Congress

Women’s rights groups cautiously optimistic as more than 70 politicians introduce bill that would legalise abortion. Women’s rights groups in Argentina are expressing cautious optimism after dozens of politicians introduced legislation that would legalise abortion. The bill, introduced by more than 70 members of Congress on Tuesday, would allow women to have the procedure during […]

Argentine Congress to debate legalising abortion

Meanwhile, Argentina’s centre-right government has said it would consider holding a referendum on legalising abortion, a controversial issue in the largely Catholic nation. Calls are growing in Argentina for abortion to be legalised. It is allowed in specific cases in the mainly Catholic country, for instance, if the pregnancy is the result of rape. Congress […]

US import tariffs on Argentina biofuels hurt producers

Argentina has said it will challenge the tariffs at the WTO, but in the meantime, formerly lucrative factories in Argentina will be forced to find new customers or cut production and staff. Argentina’s once-booming biofuels industry is suffering after its main market, the United States, imposed a 72 percent tariff on imports. The move is […]

Argentina truckers block streets to protest austerity

Thousands of truck drivers and their supporters paralysed parts of Buenos Aires to protest President Macri’s policies. Thousands of Argentine truck drivers and their supporters paralysed parts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday to protest President Mauricio Macri’s austerity measures.  “Mister president, don‘t continue with policies that force the most vulnerable parts of our society – […]

United States eyes oil sanctions on Venezuela

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US is considering restricting imports of Venezuelan crude oil. The US is considering imposing oil sanctions against crisis-plagued Venezuela as it looks to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro’s government “to return to the constitution”.  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is on a South American tour, told reporters in […]