• Argentine transgender footballer Mara Gomez of Villa San Carlos controls the ball during an Argentina first division female football match against Lanus at Genacio Salice stadium in Berisso, Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 7, 2020. Gomez is the first transgender footballer to play in the first division of the Argentine female league. Picture: AFP

    Transgender footballer marks first in top Argentina women's league

    "Today I started and I can believe that things are happening, that they are succeeding," said Gomez, despite her team Villa San Carlos's loss 7-1 against Lanus, in the second day of first division A. "I'm happy to be able to play in the women's league."

  • This handout photo released by the press officer of Diego Armando Maradona shows Argentine football legend Diego Maradona (R) shaking hands with his doctor Leopoldo Luque in Olivos, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, on November 11, 2020. Picture: AFP

    Maradona leaves hospital following surgery

    Maradona did not speak to the crowd of journalists and chanting fans gathered outside in masks as he left the Olivos clinic in Buenos Aires by ambulance shortly after his doctor Leopoldo Luque told reporters he could go home.

  • Handout photo released by Argentina's Presidency of Argentine President Alberto Fernandez gesturing while announcing a judiciary reform bill at Casa Rosada government palace in Buenos Aires on 29 July 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Picture: AFP.

    Argentina moves ahead with abortion legalisation

    Following years of demonstrations, Congress began a historic debate in 2018 under then-president Mauricio Macri that ended with the Chamber of Deputies voting to legalise abortion, only for the Senate to reject it.

  • Handout photo released by Argentina's Presidency of Argentine President Alberto Fernandez gesturing while announcing a judiciary reform bill at Casa Rosada government palace in Buenos Aires on 29 July 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Picture: AFP.

    Argentina secures deal on 'impossible' debt

    The government of President Alberto Fernandez had set a 4 August deadline to complete a deal but it has now pushed the date to 24 August 'to give effect to the agreement,' which came after months of wrangling and extensions.

  • FILE: Hand out picture released by the Bolivian Presidency showing former Bolivian President Evo Morales at a press conference in El Alto, on 10 November, 2019. Picture: AFP

    Morales arrives in Argentina to seek asylum

    Evo Morales fled Bolivia after nearly 14 years in power, having lost the support of the military amid weeks of violence that followed what international monitors said were deeply flawed elections.

  • FILE: Argentina's Lionel Messi is pictured during the Copa America football tournament group match against Colombia at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil, on 15 June, 2019. Picture: AFP

    Messi to make Argentina return

    Messi has not played for Argentina since he was sent off against Chile in their victorious third-place play-off match in the Copa America on 7 July.