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Argentina Beatifies “Gaucho Priest” Father Jose Gabriel Brochero

This weekend Argentina’s Catholic Church beatified Father Jose Gabriel Brochero known as the “gaucho priest” who along with his mule brought the word of God to the people of the pampas. continue reading »

Argentina, Brazil Work Together on Cyber Defense In Light of U.S. Spying

The governments of Argentina and Brazil agreed Friday to cooperate more closely on cyber defense in the wake of revelations that U.S. spying extended to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. continue reading »

Argentina To Improve the Buenos Aires Railroad System with IDB Support

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a conditional credit line for $1.2 billion to finance a program to improve metropolitan railroads in Argentina. The Bank also approved the first loan in the credit line for $300 million for the Plaza Constitución–La Plata branch of the General Roca Railroad, which will benefit 2.4 million people in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area. continue reading »

Librarians Discover Unpublished Borges Manuscript in Argentine Library

Researchers combing the archives of Argentina's National Library have found an unpublished manuscript written by literary giant Jorge Luis Borges. Librarians Laura Rosato and German Alvarez found an alternate ending to the Borges short story "Tema del traidor y del heroe" (Theme of the Traitor and the Hero), which was first published in 1944. continue reading »

Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta to Unveil Creations At New York Fashion Week

Latin designers, including Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Narciso Rodriguez, will be showcasing their creations at New York Fashion Week, which begins Thursday, while Argentina promotes its country brand. continue reading »

Argentine Judge Blocks Eviction of LAN from Airport

An Argentine judge on Wednesday granted an injunction blocking the eviction of LAN Argentina, a unit of Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group, from its hangar at this capital's Jorge Newbery Airport, which handles domestic and South American regional flights. continue reading »

Argentine Authorities Investigate Hospital Morgues After 200 Bodies Go Missing

Argentine authorities are investigating the operation of several Buenos Aires morgues after the disappearance of more than 200 bodies, officials confirmed to Efe. continue reading »

21-Car Pileup Kills 2, Injures 16 in Argentina

Two people died and 16 were injured on Thursday in a huge traffic pileup in Buenos Aires province where 21 vehicles collided in a chain reaction under low-visibility conditions caused by smoke from burning fields, Argentine authorities said. continue reading »

Argentine Rescuers Find Body Among Explosion Ruins, Brining Death Toll to 14

The number of confirmed fatalities left by the gas explosion inside a building in the Argentine city of Rosario has risen to 14, while seven people are still missing after the body of a 30-year-old man was found among the ruins, authorities said Saturday. continue reading »

Rescue Efforts Continue for 13 Missing After Explosion in Argentina

Rescue teams on Wednesday resumed their search for 13 people who remain missing after the powerful explosion in an apartment building in the Argentine city of Rosario that killed at least 10 people. continue reading »

Art Meets Fashion Design at Buenos Aires Fashion Week

Designers are showing off creations that fuse art and clothing at Buenos Aires Fashion Week, or Bafweek, a four-day event that has brought renowned design houses, emerging designers and new talent to Argentina's capital. continue reading »

President Cristina Fernandez Defends Argentina’s Deal With Chevron

President Cristina Fernandez defended the deal her administration signed earlier this week with U.S.-based supermajor Chevron Corp. for the development of the Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas field in southwestern Argentina amid criticism from opponents of the agreement. continue reading »

Alsea Acquires Full Ownership of Starbucks in Chile, Argentina

Mexican restaurant operator Alsea said Wednesday it was acquiring full ownership of the Starbucks Coffee businesses in Chile and Argentina for an undisclosed sum. continue reading »

Robbers Hit Argentine Bank Disguised as Orthodox Jews

Three robbers, two of whom were dressed as Orthodox Jewish rabbis and the third as a security guard, on Wednesday held up a Buenos Aires bank and fled with the contents of several safety deposit boxes, police said. continue reading »

Fernandez Administration Appoints Panel to Investigate Train Crash in Argentina

President Cristina Fernandez's administration has appointed a commission to investigate a railway accident that left three people dead and 315 injured, the Argentine government said Friday in the official gazette. continue reading »

Argentine Rush Hour Train Collision Injures 315, Kills 3

At least three people were killed and 315 others injured when two trains collided Thursday morning outside Argentina's capital, officials said. continue reading »

Train Collision Kills 3, Injures 50 in Argentina

At least three people were killed and more than 50 others injured when two trains collided Thursday outside Argentina's capital, union and government officials said. continue reading »

Argentina Offers HPV Vaccine to All Young Girls

In Argentina, the WHO-recommended human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is given to all girls at 11 years of age to prevent cervical cancer later in life. WHO’s Regional Office for the Americas (PAHO) Revolving Fund supports the programme. continue reading »

Chile has Most Broadband Connections in LatAm, Argentina No. 2

Chile has the highest 2-megabyte broadband Internet penetration rate for landline and mobile connections in Latin America, a report released in Bogota said. continue reading »

Scientists Investigating Whale Deaths Off Argentina

Scientists in Argentina are investigating what may have caused a spike in the mortality rate of southern right whale calves in the country's Atlantic coastal waters. continue reading »