Thirty years after hundreds died in a fight over the disputed Falkland Islands, the Argentine president on Thursday urged Britain to once again try to resolve the conflict -- this time, at the negotiating table.
Amid escalating tensions over the Falkland Islands, Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner accused Great Britain of militarizing the South Atlantic and said Tuesday her country would file a protest at the United Nations.
State Department analysts raised questions about the psychological state and health of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, according to a December 2009 cable recently published by WikiLeaks.
In a nationally televised address Monday, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner expressed her sorrow for the loss of her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner, and gave thanks for the outpouring of support that followed.
The legacy of Nestor Kirchner, the powerful former leader of Argentina who died Wednesday, will likely be his independent streak, which led to his country bucking local and international trends, those who studied him and knew him say.
Argentine legislators rallied Wednesday behind President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who signed a decree a day earlier requiring all ships navigating from the South American nation to the disputed Falkland Islands to obtain a government permit.
Argentina's Congress debated a broadcast reform bill Wednesday, a proposal analysts say is the latest blow in a fight between President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and media conglomerate Grupo Clarin.
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her husband -- who was her predecessor -- have held power since 2003, and Sunday's midterm elections will prove pivotal to her hold on the presidency.
In a small farming town 105 kilometers (65 miles) southwest of Buenos Aires, farmers are struggling to nourish their crops and feed their animals. The worst drought in half a century has turned Argentina's once-fertile soil to dust and pushed the country into a state of emergency.
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro said Thursday he doubts he'll still have the "privilege" of observing world events in four years, cryptically indicating awareness that he is drawing ever closer to death.
Fidel Castro appeared "very well" during a meeting this week with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, telling her that he watched President Obama's inauguration on television, Argentina's official news agency reported.
With Argentina's vice president casting the deciding vote, the country's Senate on Thursday narrowly defeated an increase on an agricultural export tax, which has provoked months of farmers' rebellion.
Argentine farmers seething at export taxes on their crops resumed blockades of rural highways Monday after talks failed to end a 19-day-old strike that has halted grain exports and emptied supermarket shelves of meat.
Argentine first lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner declared victory Sunday night as election returns showed her leading all rivals in her bid to succeed her husband and become the country's first female president.
Powerful women are nothing new in Argentine politics but next week Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, wife of the current leader of Argentina, is almost certain to move from her role as first lady to become the first ever elected "presidenta."
A socialist easily beat a candidate allied with Argentine President Nestor Kirchner for the governorship of a key province in a test of the strength of Kirchner's ruling coalition ahead of next month's presidential vote.