Argentina's new president Mauricio Macri has vowed to open up the economy. He's begun by cutting export tax on meat - claiming the move could double food production. But not everyone is pleased about plans to beef up exports.
Argentina's former Vice President Amado Boudou has been sentenced to prison for corruption. He is close to former President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner, who also faces multiple corruption allegations.
Argentina's parliament has approved a pension reform bill following violent protests in the capital, Buenos Aires. More than 150 people were injured in the clashes.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri's center-right coalition has clenched a major victory in midterm elections. Viewed as a referendum on his pro-business reforms, the results allow him to continue his economic agenda.
Demonstrators clashed with police in Buenos Aires as the city came to an utter standstill during a 24-hour general strike. Workers feel that the free market policies of President Macri have exacerbated income inequality.
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