President Trump accused the countries of orchestrating a massive devaluation of their currencies and called on the US central bank to take action to prevent other nations from doing the same.
When President Mauricio Macri came to power in 2015, he inherited a bad economy from his predecessor. Now he's left a more messed up economy for his successor, while public anger has reached a tipping point.
Former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner returns to office as vice president with former minister Alberto Fernandez set to take the top position.
With 93 percent of the ballots counted from nearly 34 million eligible voters, Fernandez received 47.9 percent of votes. The Peronist leader will serve as president until 2023.
President Mauricio Macri has struggled to contain runaway inflation and could pay the price in October’s presidential election.
Recession-hit Argentina has suffered market volatility since business-friendly President Mauricio Macri was trounced in party primaries three weeks ago by leftist challenger Alberto Fernandez.
The peso got slammed for a third day on Wednesday, despite President Mauricio Macri's measures to soften the impact of austerity on voters.
Markets panicked as the peso closed at 57.30 to the dollar, a drop of 18.76 per cent from its Friday closing figure, while the Merval index crashed 38 percent by close.
Given that all of the recession-hit South American country's major parties have already chosen their presidential candidates, the primaries effectively served as a nationwide pre-election opinion poll.
The blackout raised questions about flaws in South America's grid which connects many of the region's largest countries. Energy officials say results of the investigation would be available in 10 to 15 days.
Decades of underfunding has decimated the scientific community of Argentina, sending top-level scientists to neighbouring Chile and beyond to continue their vital research.
In a country that produces enough food to feed 10 times its population, around eight percent of Argentinians can hardly afford one meal per day.
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