The high expectations for the Brazilian Paralympics team and the attention brought by hosting the Games for athletes with disabilities could raise new awareness about daily challenges many face here.
Residents of the impoverished favelas had hoped for plans to address Rio's inequality, but now some are decrying the 'exclusion Games.'
For many, golf is symbolic of the vast challenges faced by host cities, from environmental concerns around construction to whether long-term benefits will reach beyond the elite.
President Macri, elected last year on a pro-business platform, is making swift strides to repair long-strained relations with the US. Obama is the first US president to visit Argentina since the 1990s.
Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won Sunday's presidential election. But his fight's not over as the outgoing president's party retains a strong grip on the levers of power.
President Kirchner has presided over a slowing economy and a rocky relationship with foreign creditors. But her party's candidate for president is in the lead ahead of Sunday's poll.
President Kirchner says rogue Argentine spies were responsible for the death of prosecutor Nisman, who was buried Thursday in Buenos Aires. She told the nation that a change to the Intelligence Secretariat is the best way forward.
Alberto Nisman was found dead Sunday. He was due to present evidence on an alleged cover-up by Argentina's president over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, and Argentines say they won't settle for 'easy' answers.
Former President Mujica, an ex-guerrilla who was once tortured in jail, agreed to take the prisoners earlier this year. He said he was doing it 'for humanity.'
Analysts had expected that the wave of leftist leaders that took office across Latin America since the late 1990s would recede. But elections across the region - including Tabaré Vázquez's likely victory in Uruguay this weekend - show otherwise.
The involvement of an elite Argentine forensics team in the search for the remains of Mexico's missing teacher's college students is representative of a country that has taken dictatorship-era human rights experience and exported it around the globe.
Mujica has been a trailblazer, winning global praise for his social policies and marijuana legalization while choosing to live in a remote farmhouse instead of a presidential mansion. On Sunday, Uruguay votes for its next leader.
Latin American teams have captivated World Cup fans this summer and created a regional sense of unity. But with Argentina the last Latino team standing, that harmony may be fleeting.
Star forward Lionel Messi may be regarded as a deity in much of the soccer world. But not in the nation of his birth.
The slums of Buenos Aires, called villas miserias, grew by 50 percent from 2001 to 2010. The government also has not released any poverty data this year, causing critics to pounce.
President Mujica said he would give refuge to five detainees from the controversial US detention camp. Uruguay may have foreign policy interests in scoring points with the US.
Argentina took a crucial step in repairing its international image by settling with Spain's Repsol over the 2012 re-nationalization of oil company YPF.
Long accused of fudging its inflation data, Argentina announced a new index.
The government today announced new rules that make it easier to buy dollars after the central bank let the peso plunge. So far, Argentines are taking it calmly.
Police are striking for higher wages in 16 of Argentina's 23 provinces. Looting has followed, reflecting an unaddressed social volatility.
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