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Argentina’s dilapidated charm and big pies

Ahead of the World Economic Forum in Buenos Aires and a general strike on April 6, DW’s Manuela Kasper-Claridge shares her impressions of a rapidly changing society and economy in Argentina.The driver steers and swerves erratically. Like during a car race, he abruptly pulls to the left or the right on the highway. We are …

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Missing Messi, Argentina lose in Bolivia

Just hours after a controversial four-match ban for star attacker Leo Messi, Argentina have lost 2-0 against Bolivia in La Paz. Were they missing the Barcelona star, or simply struggling with the altitude?Juan Carlos Arce and Marcelo Martins Moreno netted for the home team either side of half time on Tuesday, securing Bolivia a big …

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Messi guides Argentina to crucial qualifying win over Chile

Lionel Messi was the difference as Argentina edged a crucial World Cup qualifier against Chile. Elsewhere, an unlikely hattrick hero inspired Brazil to an emphatic win over Uruguay that moved them closer to Russia 2018.Argentina 1 – 0 Chile (Messi 16′) A Lionel Messi penalty was enough to give Argentina to a tight but crucial …

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Ex-Siemens top exec admits Argentina bribery

A former top dog of the German engineering giant has pleaded guilty to a massive bribery scheme to win a billion-dollar contract with the Argentine government. He is the first of eight defendants to speak out. Andreas Truppel, the former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Siemens Argentina, admitted his guilt before a Manhattan federal court, …

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UN backs Argentina in debt dispute with ‘vulture’ funds

The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution supporting a nation’s right to restructure its debt without interference from foreign courts. The move strengthens Argentina’s hand in a debt dispute with US hedge funds. During a vote on Thursday, the UN General Assembly adopted a new global framework for sovereign debt restructuring, voting overwhelmingly in …

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Argentina orders HSBC to replace country chief

Argentina’s central bank is cracking down on the banking giant HSBC amid a multi-billion-dollar tax Argentina evasion scandal. It has demanded that the British lender’s local unit president be replaced within 24 hours. In addition to charges of aiding tax evaders, the central bank in Buenos Aires also accused HSBC Argentina president Gabriel Martino of …

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Overseas corporate corruption still a major problem

Cross-border corporate bribery is still a largely unresolved issue, Transparency International has concluded in a fresh report. Germany, it said, was among only few nations actively combating corruption. Transparency International (TI) said Thursday that about half of the 41 signatories to the OECD anti-bribery convention had been doing “little or nothing” to fight growing levels …

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Messi vs the world

It is widely known that there are two ways of stopping Argentine Lionel Messi, arguably the best soccer player in the world, from making a play: either put a German tank in front of him or hit him repeatedly on his legs. Since the first option is not allowed on a football field, it is …

Cesar Chelala

From Argentina to Athens?

By Mohamed A. El-Erian NEWPORT BEACH: Let me set the scene: an increasingly discredited economic policy approach gives rise to growing domestic social and political opposition, street protests and violence, disagreements among official creditors, and mounting concerns among private creditors about a disorderly default. In the midst of all of this, national leaders commit to more …


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