Jorge Otaola

Argentine lawmaker wounded, aide killed in 'mafia-style' attack

09 May 2019

BUENOS AIRES An Argentine lawmaker was wounded on Thursday and an aide was killed in a shooting about a block from the National Congress in downtown Buenos Aires, in what the country's security minister described as a "mafia-style" attack.

Ides of March: Argentina peso posts worst month in six

30 Mar 2019

BUENOS AIRES, March 29 Argentina will not miss March, a painful month for Latin America's No. 3 economy during which interest rates have spiked to almost 70 percent and the peso devalued close to 10 percent against the dollar.

UPDATE 3-Argentina's peso rebounds on central bank measure to boost deposits

28 Mar 2019

BUENOS AIRES, March 28 Argentina's peso strengthened on Thursday, buoyed by central bank moves to encourage more domestic deposits, snapping a recent plunge that has seen the currency trade at its weakest ever level against the dollar.

UPDATE 4-Argentina's peso closes at record low against U.S. dollar

28 Mar 2019

BUENOS AIRES, March 27 Argentina's peso closed at a record low against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday as concerns about inflation, weak growth and October's presidential election bit into market confidence in Latin America's No. 3 economy.

UPDATE 4-Argentina's peso hit by political uncertainty, plumbs new lows

27 Mar 2019

BUENOS AIRES, March 26 Argentina's peso currency weakened 1.34 percent to an all-time low close of 42.65 per dollar on Tuesday, as concerns about high inflation and political uncertainty ahead of the October presidential election dented confidence in the economy.

UPDATE 3-Argentina sharply hikes rates to stem peso slide

08 Mar 2019

BUENOS AIRES, March 8 Argentina sharply hiked its key benchmark interest rate on Friday, helping revive the country's peso currency after it had hit a record low against the U.S. dollar the previous day.

HRW asks Argentina to probe Saudi Crown Prince over Yemen, Khashoggi

27 Nov 2018

BUENOS AIRES Human Rights Watch has asked Argentina to use a war crimes clause in its constitution to investigate the role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in possible crimes against humanity in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. | Video

Argentine sub found partially 'imploded' after yearlong search

18 Nov 2018

BUENOS AIRES The Argentine Navy submarine that went missing a year ago off the country's Atlantic Coast was found by a private company involved in what had been a massive search for the vessel and its 44-member crew, the defense ministry said in a news conference on Saturday. | Video

UPDATE 2-Argentina peso slips despite central banker's optimistic messaging

24 Oct 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 23 Argentina's peso slipped on Tuesday, a day after the central bank's new governor reassured the public that its approach to taming the country's rocky economy would be sustainable over the medium term.

UPDATE 2-Argentina peso gains as short-term interest rates climb

06 Oct 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 5 Argentina's peso ended the week stronger while interest rates on short-term central bank notes crept higher, sopping up pesos in the foreign exchange market that might otherwise have scrambled toward safe-haven U.S. dollars.

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