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Buenos Aires: Capital city and chief port of Argentina
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent's southeastern coast. "Buenos Aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the former was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name "Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre", named after the Madonna of Bonaria in Sardinia. The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 15.6 million.


Former Bolivian leader Morales holds rally in Argentina marking end of term

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales, who is looking to steer his party to a new election win from afar this year, held a "celebratory" event to mark the end of his presidential term on Wednesday from..
Reuters - Published

Bolivia pressures Argentina over Morales call for 'armed militias'

Bolivia's Foreign Ministry has asked Argentina's government to disavow comments by Bolivian former President Evo Morales, currently living in exile in Buenos Aires, that called for the organization of..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Buenos Aires

Portuguese Goncalves dies after crash in Dakar Rally [Video]Portuguese Goncalves dies after crash in Dakar Rally

Veteran rider Paulo Goncalves is killed while competing on the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:35Published

Maradona meets Argentine President Fernandez at the Casa Rosada [Video]Maradona meets Argentine President Fernandez at the Casa Rosada

Diego Maradona meets Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez at the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:14Published


Argentina revokes credentials of representative for Venezuela's Guaido

In a blow to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, Argentina's government said on Tuesday it did not recognize him as his nation's interim president and had revoked the credentials of his..
Reuters - Published

Argentina boosts security at airports, U.S. embassy over Iran tensions

Argentina's government boosted security at its airports, borders and the U.S. embassy in Buenos Aires as tensions simmer between the United States and Iran, the South American country's defense..
Reuters - Published

Mexican ambassador caught shoplifting in Buenos Aires resigns

Mexico's ambassador to Argentina resigned on Sunday citing health problems following new allegations of shoplifting after video from late October showed the diplomat attempting to steal a $10 book.
Reuters - Published

Argentine police arrest 4 gang members, still seeking shooters in death of British tourist

Argentine authorities said on Monday they had identified suspects in the shooting death of a British tourist killed in an armed robbery attempt outside a luxury Buenos Aires hotel over the weekend.
Reuters - Published

'Fix this disaster': Hope and fear as Argentina welcomes Peronists back to power

Roxana Gonzalez, a bookshop owner in Buenos Aires, has a plea for new Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, who takes over power on Tuesday amid the pressures of recession, heavy debt and inflation.
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Argentina's Fernandez joins leftist leaders for 'Puebla Group' summit

Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernandez joined the inaugural meeting of the so-called Puebla Group in Buenos Aires on Saturday, a conference of left-leaning regional political leaders.
Reuters - Published

President-elect Fernandez meets Macri as Argentina faces new future

Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernandez arrived at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires on Monday for a meeting with outgoing incumbent Mauricio Macri where the two are expected to discuss the..
Reuters - Published

Argentina president-elect Fernandez, Macri meet after decisive vote

Argentina's president-elect Alberto Fernandez arrived to the presidential palace in Buenos Aires on Monday morning to meet with outgoing incumbent Mauricio Macri, where the two are expected to discuss..
Reuters - Published

Argentina's Macri appeals to 'angry' voters at massive Buenos Aires rally

Argentine President Mauricio Macri called on "angry" voters to get behind him ahead of presidential elections next week, as he looks to defy the odds and rein in Peronist challenger Alberto Fernandez,..
Reuters - Published

In farm-rich Argentina, hunger cries ring in leaders' ears amid crisis

In the hard-up neighborhood of Claypole on the outskirts of Argentine capital Buenos Aires, Elena Escobar makes her way to the local Caritas Felices soup kitchen to serve food to street children who..
Reuters - Published

'Yes we can!' says Argentina's Macri as vote looms. Not likely, says everybody else

Argentina's embattled President Mauricio Macri took to the streets on Saturday with a defiant message: "Yes we can," he told crowds of supporters in Buenos Aires as he looks to launch an unlikely..
Reuters - Published

Argentina's Macri launches election push with Buenos Aires march

Argentine President Mauricio Macri told a crowd of thousands of supporters on Saturday that he could still turn the tide and win the upcoming presidential election, despite his main opponent's wide..
Reuters - Published

Argentines, hurting in the shadow of recession, weigh Macri's plea for patience

Argentina's opposition have their sights set on voters like Alfredo Espinoza, 55, a recently laid-off metals worker from the edge of Buenos Aires, looking to tap into rising hardship to rally..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Treasury sanctions Hezbollah operative over 1994 Buenos Aires attack

The U.S. Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on a senior Hezbollah operative it said coordinated the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires.
Reuters - Published

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