AJ Impact

Argentina drafts bill to fix debt crisis

'We cannot sustain the debt load today, so we have to transform that load', says economic minister Martin Guzman.

Argentina drafts bill to fix debt crisis

Bolivia

Evo Morales retracts call for 'armed militias' in Bolivia

Morales's call for creation of 'armed militias' in Bolivia sparked outcry from the country's interim government.

Evo Morales retracts call for 'armed militias' in Bolivia

AJ Impact

Will the LatAm backlash against free-market policies persist?

Frustration with inequality sparked protests across Latin America last year, but will they maintain momentum in 2020?

Will the LatAm backlash against free-market policies persist?

AJ Impact

Argentina's Fernandez: social pact may help with IMF negotiations

New president says the broad agreement between the government and businesses gives him extra muscle in IMF talks.

Argentina's Fernandez: social pact may help with IMF negotiations

Corruption

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

As elections loom and protests rattle the region, here are the stories to look out for this year.

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

Bolivia

Bolivia's spat with Spain, Mexico deepens over Morales's allies

Countries expel diplomatic staff in tit-for-tat moves as Morales's ex-officials seek refuge in Mexican embassy.

Bolivia's spat with Spain, Mexico deepens over Morales's allies

AJ IMPACT

Argentina declares economic emergency

Parliament has announced new measures aimed at alleviating debt crisis, as inflation and poverty levels rise.

Bolivia

Bolivia's Morales names two possible successors

Morales names his former economy minister and a key coca farmer union boss as potential MAS presidential candidates.

Bolivia's Morales names two possible successors

AJ Impact

Argentina wants to hike taxes on farm exports and foreign assets

The proposed tax increases come as the government gets set to restructure about $100bn in debt obligations.

Argentina wants to hike taxes on farm exports and foreign assets

AJ Impact

Argentina will debate tax-raising emergency economic bill

Under new President Alberto Fernandez, higher taxes are being proposed on tourism, overseas transactions and property.

Argentina will debate tax-raising emergency economic bill

Environment

Argentina risks becoming next foreign waste dumping ground

Argentina's constitution prohibits the import of foreign waste but the former administration of Mauricio Macri allowed the import of specific items.

Latin America

Evo Morales granted refugee status in Argentina

The ex-president of Bolivia had been in Mexico since resigning in November.

Evo Morales granted refugee status in Argentina

AJ Impact

Argentina will keep spending, renegotiate debt: Economy minister

New economy chief Martin Guzman says he is already in talks with the IMF and other creditors.

Argentina will keep spending, renegotiate debt: Economy minister

AJ IMPACT

Argentina's Peronists return as Fernandez sworn into power

Alberto Fernandez, a centre-left politician, took his presidential oath in front of cheering crowds at Congress.

Argentina's Peronists return as Fernandez sworn into power

Argentina

Argentina's president-elect signals policy shift with new cabinet

Alberto Fernandez, who will be sworn-in Tuesday, picks young academic as economy minister as he seeks Peronist agenda.

Argentina's president-elect signals policy shift with new cabinet