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Argentina's president urges talks with British over Falkland Islandsupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 04:00:00

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.

Argentine law lets people identify own genderupdated: Fri May 11 2012 08:29:00

Lawmakers in Argentina have approved a gender identity law that allows individuals to be recognized in official documents by the gender they choose.

Argentinian leader denounces 'militarization' of the South Atlanticupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 05:27:00

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.

Doctors: No cancer after all in Argentine presidentupdated: Sat Jan 07 2012 11:40:00

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who underwent surgery this week to remove her thyroid, did not actually have cancer, her spokesman said Saturday.

Argentinian president's cancer surgery called a successupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 05:24:00

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's cancer surgery Wednesday was successful, her spokesman said.

La operación de Cristina Fernández de Kirchnerupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 06:54:00

Un experto explica como será operada la presidenta de Argentina de cáncer de tiroides.

Argentina's president set to undergo surgery for thyroid cancerupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 06:54:00

Argentina's president is scheduled to temporarily hand over power Wednesday as she undergoes thyroid cancer surgery.

Argentina's Fernandez sworn in againupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 21:30:00

CNN's Brian Byrnes reports on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner being sworn in for a second term.

Doctors diagnose Argentinian president with thyroid cancerupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 21:30:00

Argentina's president will undergo surgery next week after doctors diagnosed her with thyroid cancer, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Argentina's Fernandez sworn in for 2nd termupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 13:37:00

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was sworn in for a second four-year term Saturday, extolling her country's economic stability during a time of global crisis.

Fernandez sails to victory in Argentinian presidential voteupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 11:37:00

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner became Latin America's first female president to win a second term when she sailed to victory in Argentina's elections.

Missing girl whose disappearance gripped Argentina found deadupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 11:42:00

The body of a girl whose disappearance triggered a public outcry in Argentina was found naked inside a garbage bag in Buenos Aires Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Fernandez wins Argentina primary, looks poised for re-electionupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 12:40:00

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner handily won Argentina's presidential primary, garnering more than half the country's votes.

Early returns show Fernandez likely to win Argentina's primaryupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 22:16:00

Early returns in Argentina's presidential primary Sunday showed President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is likely to win, moving her closer to re-election.

Argentina's President Fernandez announces plans to seek re-electionupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 19:32:00

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced plans to run for re-election.

Argentina's president to send guards to quell capital unrestupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 08:48:00

Argentina's president has said she will deploy 6,000 border guards to police the streets of the country's capital amid a wave of protests.

U.S. analysts sought details on mental health of Argentine presidentupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 13:02:00

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.

Argentine president makes tearful address about husband's deathupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 07:55:00

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.

Kirchner placed Argentina on an independent path, observers sayupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 06:11:00

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.

Remembering Nestor Kirchnerupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 06:11:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez recalls his time with former Argentinian President Nestor Kirchner, who died Wednesday.

Reaction to a president's deathupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 06:10:00

CNN's Brian Byrnes talks about getting reaction to the death of former Argentinian President Nestor Kirchner.

Former Argentina President Kirchner dies suddenlyupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 06:10:00

Nestor Kirchner, the former Argentinian president who arguably remained the most potent political force in the country, died unexpectedly Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.

Argentina protests British military exercises on disputed Falklandsupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 13:12:00

The Argentine government continued to sound the alarm Monday about British plans to conduct military exercises on the Falkland Islands.

Former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner doing fine after surgeryupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 16:58:00

Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner was recovering Sunday after surgery on his heart, the country's state-run news service reported.

UK defiant on Falklands sovereigntyupdated: Tue May 18 2010 11:04:00

The United Kingdom has "no doubt" about its sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, a British government minister said Tuesday.

Falklands oil causes tensionupdated: Tue May 18 2010 11:04:00

CNN's Brian Byrnes reports a Falklands Islands oil field has British prospectors excited.

Argentine soccer hooligans offered World Cup vacationupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 13:23:00

Soccer has long been a bloody business in Argentina, but 2010 has proved particularly violent with five deaths linked to the so-called "beautiful game."

Clinton pushes talks in Falklands disputeupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 07:08:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it is important for Argentina and Britain to hold talks about the disputed Falkland Islands, but she did not commit to mediating them.

Argentine lawmakers support president's Falklands initiativeupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 13:49:00

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 requires permits for ships heading to Falklandsupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 21:54:00

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner signed a decree Tuesday requiring all ships navigating from Argentina to the disputed Falkland Islands to carry a government permit.

Former Argentine president undergoes major surgeryupdated: Sun Feb 07 2010 23:19:00

The former president of Argentina underwent major surgery Sunday on his right carotid artery, the country's official news agency reported.

Judge steps into Argentina debt controversyupdated: Sat Jan 09 2010 11:19:00

A judge Friday halted Argentina's plan to use $6.5 billion in reserves to pay the country's debt -- the issue in a feud between President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the central bank president she fired for trying to stop the procedure.

Argentine president fires central bank headupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 22:41:00

Argentina's central bank president was removed from his post by presidential decree, a possible final blow in a political standoff between the banker and the executive.

Argentina bank chief defies call to resignupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 22:35:00

A political standoff over the head of Argentina's central bank materialized Wednesday after the bank's president declined to support a plan to use $6.5 billion in reserves to pay debt.

Argentine Senate passes controversial media billupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 04:47:00

After 16 hours of debate, Argentina's Senate passed a controversial reform law Saturday that critics say targets media outlets critical of the government.

Argentina media bill advancesupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 01:54:00

The lower house of Argentina's Congress has approved a controversial media law that spells out media ownership rules and calls for the creation of a regulatory agency.

Critics say Argentine media bill targets single conglomerateupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 11:56:00

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 First Couple face election testupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 04:35:00

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.

Power shift in Argentina?updated: Wed Jul 01 2009 04:35:00

CNN's Brian Byrnes explains why Argentina's midterm congressional elections could mean big power shift.

Ex-Argentine president resigns top party postupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 15:47:00

Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner resigned as leader of the ruling political party Monday following a poor showing in Sunday's elections, the official news agency Telam reported.

Argentine farmers protest export taxesupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 23:24:00

Farmers in Argentina blocked highways and rural routes throughout the country to protest anew the lack in progress in negotiations with the government over export taxes on farm goods.

Argentina's government, farmers reach accordsupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 23:23:00

After months of confrontations, Argentina's government and its farmers appeared Tuesday to have made progress toward resolving their differences.

Argentine farmers face ruin as drought kills cattle, cropsupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 19:03:00

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.

Argentina's terrible droughtupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 19:03:00

Argentine farmers face their worst drought in 50 years. CNN's Brian Byrnes reports.

Castro reflects on health, praises Obamaupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 10:57:00

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.

Castro watched inauguration, Argentine leader saysupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 10:56:00

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.

Argentine leader visits Cubaupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 10:48:00

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will meet Monday evening with Cuban leader Raul Castro during her first official visit to the island.

Argentina grapples with fierce droughtupdated: Sat Sep 27 2008 01:35:00

The northern province of Santa Fe usually boasts lush vegetation in September -- the Southern Hemisphere's spring -- but not this year, as Argentina grapples with its worst drought in a century.

Argentine president calls for decriminalization of drug useupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 22:55:00

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner repeated her call this week to decriminalize personal drug use and crack down on traffickers and dealers.

Argentine president drops farm tax after mass protestsupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 15:48:00

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is dropping an agricultural export tax that has provoked months of protests from farmers, a spokesman said Friday.

Export tax defeat a setback for Argentine leaderupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 15:35:00

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.

Fernandez defends Argentine grain export taxupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 22:45:00

President Cristina Fernandez on Tuesday defended an increase in export taxes on grains that has riled many farmers, and she called on them to respect the law in protesting her policies.

Argentine farmers protestupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 22:45:00

Argentine police broke up a farmers highway blockade arresting about 20 protesters.

Argentina farm strike turns violentupdated: Sun Jun 15 2008 23:45:00

A three-month standoff between the Argentine government and farmers over export taxes turned violent Saturday.

Controversial tax to fund Argentina's social programsupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 20:20:00

Argentine farmers are planning their next move after the country's president announced plans to fund a public works program with revenues from a controversial agrarian export tax.

Traffic snarls are latest bump in Argentine farm crisisupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 21:28:00

Disagreements between the Argentine government and farmers over export taxes flared up Wednesday as drivers used their trucks to snarl traffic. A Meltdown for Argentina's Hillaryupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 16:00:00

The fortunes of Argentina's new leader are falling even faster than those of the former First Lady she's been compared to

Argentine farmers say no to tax changesupdated: Sat May 31 2008 02:04:00

Farmers on Friday moved quickly to reject President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's tax concessions made a day earlier.

Farmers resume strike against export taxupdated: Wed May 28 2008 20:45:00

Argentine farm groups went on strike Wednesday for the third time in nearly three months to protest high export taxes.

Argentina's economy minister steps downupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 08:16:00

Argentina's economy minister has resigned in the wake of a crippling farmers' strike that emptied store shelves and cut exports, the country's news agency reported.

Smoke chokes Argentina's capitalupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 16:39:00

Smoke blanketed the Argentine capital Friday as brush fires apparently set deliberately consumed thousands of acres in the provinces of Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos. The Great Argentine Smoke-Outupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 20:55:00

Land-clearing fires covered Buenos Aires in thick black smoke in a huge ecological mess. The president blames her political foes: the farmers

Striking farmers resume blockades in Argentinaupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 14:51:00

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 farmers move to end strikeupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 21:23:00

Argentine farmers lifted roadblocks Friday, easing a 15-day agricultural strike that has caused traffic jams and depleted grocery shelves across the country. Troubles for Argentina's New Evitaupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 18:00:00

Was the campaign of Argentina's new president illegally funded by Venezuela's Hugo Chavez? The allegations have rocked her first days in office A Mixed Message in Argentina's Voteupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 14:40:00

The election reveals a worrisome divide among the country's voters -- and a predilection for show over substance in the winning party

A political dynasty?updated: Mon Oct 29 2007 03:23:00

Argentina's first lady has declared victory in the country's presidential victory.

Kirchner claims Argentine victoryupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 03:23:00

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.

Newsmaker: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchnerupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 06:02:00

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."

Argentine leader's ally loses governor's raceupdated: Sun Sep 02 2007 22:23:00

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.

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