Argentina: Calls to uncover decades-old rights abuses

Children of those in charge of the crackdown during the so-called "dirty war" of the 1970s want to give evidence against their parents to find out exactly what happened.

Latin America

Missing Argentinian submarine: Families demand answers

Family members of the crew who disappeared with the Ara San Juan submarine feel abandoned in their quest to find out what happened to their loved ones.


'Historic moment': Abortion to be debated in Argentina

Women's rights groups cautiously optimistic as more than 70 politicians introduce bill that would legalise abortion.

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

Latin America

Argentina's failing public schools: 'Studying is an odyssey'

The country's public school system used to be one of the best in Latin America, but under-investment has led to its decline.

Latin America

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.


Argentina ex-leader to face trial over alleged cover-up

Kirchner and 11 others are charged with covering up Iran's role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre.

Argentina ex-leader to face trial over alleged bombing cover-up


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.


More than 10,000 flee floods in northern Argentina

More than 10,000 people in the northern Argentine province of Salta have fled their homes after the Pilcomayo River burst its banks, causing extensive flooding.


United States eyes oil sanctions on Venezuela

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US is considering restricting imports of Venezuelan crude oil.

Latin America

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.


Dakar rally 2018: Toughest race in motor sport ends

The Dakar rally covers more than 9,000km through three countries and some of the most challenging terrain in the world.

Latin America

Argentina unions’ leaders arrested in Uruguay

The standing of Argentina's labour unions has been damaged after several union leaders were arrested for corruption.

People & Power

Defiance of the Mapuche

Why the Mapuche of Argentina and Chile have been pushed to the brink of insurrection in defence of their ancient lands.


Argentina: Dancers gather for 2018 Malambo Festival

Argentina’s top male dancers are gathering for the most important dance competition in the country.


Argentina reforms: Senate approves budget and tax plan

Argentina's President is pressing on with a reform agenda that he says will modernise the country. The Congress has approved the 2018 budget plan and a bill that tackles taxes which have reduced growth in South America’s second-large economy.