Latin America

Argentina’s largest labour union calls for nationwide strike

Government’s austerity measures under fire, but President Macri says they are needed to secure more funding from IMF.

Brazil

Hezbollah 'financier' arrested in Brazil

Assad Ahmad Barakat was arrested in the lawless Triple Frontier area between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

Hezbollah 'financier' arrested in Brazil

Latin America

Kirchner corruption charges boost Macri’s re-election prospects

Argentinian president expected to lose support after tax increase proposal, but Cristina de Kirchner’s alleged corruption is expected to give him a boost in next year’s vote.

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Argentina ex-president hit with more corruption charges

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is accused of receiving bribes in exchange for public works contracts while president.

Argentina

Argentina's crisis: What went wrong and what is next

A plunging currency, a $50bn IMF credit line and street protests against austerity. How did Argentina reach this point?

Latin America

Indigenous communities crippled in Argentina amid economic crisis

The crises is affecting the poor in every possible way, and while the government tries to contain the impact, for some it is already too late.

Opinion

Argentina's IMF bailout rekindles painful memories of past crises

President Macri's austerity measures are likely to deepen the economic recession and lead to renewed social unrest.

Jerome Roos

by Jerome Roos

Jerome Roos

Counting the Cost

Argentina's currency woes deepen crisis

Will austerity measures fix the economy and what about the fallout for emerging markets?

Latin America

Argentina crisis: Government plans to cut ministries

Tough times, tough measures - why hundreds are protesting against some of Argentina's economic decisions

Latin America

Chile economy: Neighbour's woes spill over

Chile's economy feels the pinch from its neighbours.

Latin America

Argentina economic crisis is about more than inflation

Residents say more needs to be done to boost production, generate jobs as crisis worsens despite $50b IMF loan.

Argentina

Argentina begins talks with IMF to speed up $50bn loan

Meeting comes a day after President Mauricio Macri announced new measures to boost the country's embattled economy.

Latin America

Argentina's Macri raises taxes, axes ministries after peso plunge

President announces raft of 'emergency' austerity measures in a bid to tackle the country's worsening financial crisis.

Latin America

Argentina: Peso's fall raises concerns of financial hardship

Argentina's government says it will discuss a $50bn bailout loan with the IMF.

Argentina

IMF vows 'full support' for Argentina amid economic crisis

A day after anti-austerity protests, IMF says it will work with Argentina on 'revised plan' to help its ailing economy.

IMF vows 'full support' for Argentina amid economic crisis