Argentina attempts debt swap to pay creditors locally

Argentina attempts debt swap to pay creditors locally

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Argentina announced a proposed debt swap Tuesday to avoid a U.S. court ruling that pushed the country into default.
Ed Adamczyk
Argentina prepares to default on bonds

Argentina prepares to default on bonds

NEW YORK , July 30 (UPI) --Argentina's economics minister Axel Kicillof will make one more attempt to prevent the country from defaulting on its bonds Wednesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Argentines start petition to save depressed polar bear

Argentines start petition to save depressed polar bear

MENDOZA, Argentina, July 17 (UPI) --Argentines have started a petition to move a depressed polar bear named Arturo from Argentina to Canada in an effort to save his life.
Aileen Graef
Repsol leaves Argentina behind

Repsol leaves Argentina behind

MADRID, May 23 (UPI) --Spanish oil company Repsol said Friday it sold off its stake in Argentina's YPF and the bonds it received from the nationalization of the state energy company.
Daniel J. Graeber

Argentina, Brazil said to fret over Venezuela spillover

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- An Arab Spring like contagion of discontent and protest currently sweeping through Venezuela is worrying leaders in Argentina and Brazil for its potential spillover, analysts say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
By United Press International

President and peso in Argentina both in retreat

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A currency crisis in Argentina has coincided with a withdrawal of President Cristina Fernandez from public appearances, political analysts say.

Ecuador seen to be muzzling press critical of Correa

QUITO, Ecuador, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Oil-rich Ecuador, which won left-wing accolades for supporting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, is tightening controls on journalists in the country.

Argentina clamps down on Internet shopping to stem capital flight

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Argentine shoppers on the Internet are being asked to pay up to 50 percent tax on what they hoped will be bargains to escape gouging by local sellers.

Looting across Argentina leaves at least seven dead

BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Looting that broke out across Argentina last week while police staged strikes left seven people dead, officials said Tuesday.

Argentina, Repsol said nearing compensation compromise

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Argentina and Spanish oil major Repsol are nearer a compromise over last year's government seizure of Repsol unit YPF which soured relations between Buenos Aires and Madrid and continues to Argentine efforts to draw international investors in the country.

Repsol reviews effort to resolve YPF row

MADRID, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Spanish energy company Repsol has submitted to its board for consideration details of a compensation deal from Argentina for repatriating energy company YPF.

Fear of creditors keeps Argentine forces away from regional maneuvers

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Argentina's worries over creditors' backlash to its 2001 sovereign default and scant cash resources threaten to isolate the Latin American country in regional military collaboration networks.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
By United Press International
Some Argentines ask who's in charge while president recuperates

Some Argentines ask who's in charge while president recuperates

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Many Argentines say they wonder who's running the country while President Cristina Fernandez recuperates after brain surgery.
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Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner attends the opening plenary of the Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center in Washington on April 13, 2010. UPI/Andrew Harrer/Pool

Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 19 February 1953), commonly known as Cristina Fernández or Cristina Kirchner (or simply Cristina), is the 55th and current President of Argentina and the widow of former President Néstor Kirchner. She is Argentina's first elected female President, and the second female President ever to serve (after Isabel Martínez de Perón, 1974–1976). A Justicialist, Fernández served one term as National Deputy and three terms as National Senator for both Santa Cruz and Buenos Aires Provinces.

A native of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Fernández is a graduate of the National University of La Plata. She met her husband during her studies, and they moved to Santa Cruz to work as lawyers. In May 1991, she was elected to the provincial legislature. Between 1995 and 2007, she was repeatedly elected to the Argentine National Congress, both as a National Deputy and National Senator. During Kirchner's presidency (2003–2007) she acted as First Lady. Fernández was chosen as the Front for Victory presidential candidate in 2007. In the October 2007 general election she obtained 45.3% of the vote and a 22% lead over her nearest rival, avoiding the need for a runoff. She was inaugurated on December 10, 2007. As a First Lady, and later President, she has become a fashion icon for women, a notable advocate for human rights, poverty awareness and health improvement.

Fernández was born in Ringuelet, a suburb west of La Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, daughter of Eduardo Fernández and Ofelia Esther Wilhelm. She studied law at the National University of La Plata during the 1970s and became active in the Peronist Youth. During her studies there, she met her future spouse, Néstor Kirchner. They were married on March 9, 1975, and had two children: Máximo and Florencia. Néstor died on October 27, 2010 after suffering a heart attack.

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