Argentina is a country in southeastern South America. It is the eighth-largest country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Buenos Aires.
Argentina is a federal republic and the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. It also has the second largest economy in South America and is a founding member of the UN, WTO and Mercosur, among other international bodies. It is a country rich in natural resources and hosts a wide diversity of industries. This page collates recent DW content on Argentina.
Wildfires in Australia have left a trail of destruction behind them. At least 27 people have died, more than 2,000 homes have been lost, and smoke has traveled as far as Brazil and Argentina. 10.3 million hectares (25 million acres) have burned since the start of the fire season. That's more than six times the size of the fires in the Amazon last summer and the 2018 California wildfires, combined.
In the past year, unrest in Latin America has made the headlines, as well as the huge cleft between rich and poor, and dissatisfaction with the government. The reasons might be different in every country, but they all have one problem in common: their faltering economies.
Argentina's new leftist government is instituting tax hikes and higher export levies. The measures are President Alberto Fernández‘s attempt to fulfill his voters’ demands for higher social spending and ease the country’s dire financial situation.