President Alberto Fernández reshuffles his cabinet, as demanded by Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, following the poor turnout of their Peronist and Kirchnerist Frente de Todos coalition in the legislative primary election. Among the appointed ministers include Santiago Cafiero, Julián Domínguez, Aníbal Fernández, and Daniel Filmus.
Opposition lawmakers in Argentina present a formal impeachment against President Alberto Fernández for violating COVID-19 restrictions after a photo surfaced of a party that he held in 2020 while the country was under a strict quarantine. Opposition party leader Patricia Bullrich called for Fernández's removal as mid-term elections approach.
The government approves a proposed deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to restructure around $65 billion in foreign government bonds, following President Alberto Fernández's successful negotiations with creditors and the International Monetary Fund the previous week after the country defaulted in May. The government plans to submit the proposal to the SEC on August 17.
Argentinian voters go to the polls to elect a new president. Though the margin is lower than what opinion polls predicted, Alberto Fernández of the left-wing Justicialist Party beats incumbent Mauricio Macri of the center-right Republican Proposal. Macri becomes the first president in Argentinian history to lose his reelection bid.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina successfully undergoes surgery to remove a subdural hematoma. Presidential duties will be carried out by Vice President Amado Boudou for the duration of Kirchner's estimated month-long recovery.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron say the future of the Falkland Islands is up to its inhabitants, not Argentina. His statement comes after the President of Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged the prime minister to abide by a 1965 UN resolution to "negotiate a solution" to the dispute.