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Top Female Boxer Turns to Politics in Argentina

(Newser) - Marcela Acuña isn’t accustomed to losing. The 5-foot-4 Argentine boxer has won a record 32 matches, 16 by knockout, to just five losses, earning her a huge following and the nickname la Tigresa, the Tigress. Now, she’s jumped into a different kind of ring: the political one.... More »

Argentina's Prez Struggles to Keep Power

Peronists abandon Kirchner as approval rating drops to 20%

(Newser) - Six months ago Cristina Fernández de Kirchner succeeded her husband as president of Argentina, romping to victory with the help of a huge turnout in rural provinces. But those bastions of Peronism have since turned on Kirchner, whose hugely unpopular agricultural tax hike set off a months-long battle between... More »

First Lady Heads for Presidency

Argentine vote today expected to go to Cristina Fernandez

(Newser) - First lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner looks to be the next president of Argentina, with a comfortable 20% lead over her nearest competitor in polls going into today's balloting, Reuters reports. The biggest question in the voting for her husband's successor is whether Fernandez—who downplays inevitable comparisons to both... More »

Argentine Duo Evokes Evita Era

Hubby plans to handoff presidency to wife through Perón party

(Newser) - A popular Argentine political couple is evoking images of President Juan Perón and his powerhouse wife Eva, the London Times reports. Popular Senator Cristina Fernandez is a whispered favorite to take her country's top spot now that her husband, President Néstor Kirchner, has decided not to pursue a... More »

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