Dressed in black, evoking her trademark style, Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner addressed cheering crowds after preliminary vote counts on Sunday showed her heading toward re-election.
In December 2001, Argentina defaulted on $100 billion in debt -- the largest default in history. The move ushered in an era of utter chaos: five presidents in two weeks, cash and food shortages, deadly riots and dire poverty.
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.
On the heels of a successful intervention between Colombia and Venezuela, Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said Wednesday that his country looks to become more of a regional "bridge builder" in Latin America.
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.
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.