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Drug Enforcement Police Chief Killed in Argentina

The chief of the Argentine Federal Police's dangerous drugs division was shot outside his house and investigators do not consider the incident a random crime, Security Secretary Sergio Berni said Sunday. continue reading »

Argentine Wanted for “Dirty War” Crimes Arrested in Uruguay

A retired Argentine military officer wanted for crimes committed during the 1976-1983 "dirty war" against the left has been arrested in the Uruguayan capital, a police source told Efe Friday. continue reading »

YPF Partners With Chevron Over Vaca Muerta Development Terms in Argentina

Argentine state-controlled energy company YPF has signed an agreement with Chevron Corp. outlining the commercial terms and conditions for developing the Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas field in the country's southwest. continue reading »

American Philanthropists Donate 37,000 Acres to Argentine National Park

The Conservation Land Trust, a project of U.S. philanthropists and environmental activists Douglas and Kris Tompkins, donated 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres) for the expansion of Perito Moreno National Park in southern Argentina. continue reading »

Imprisoned Argentine Dictator Gen. Rafael Videla Dies Behind Bars

Gen. Rafael Videla, the emblematic figure of the military junta that ruled Argentina from 1976-1983, died Friday inside the jail where he was serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity, prison officials confirmed. He was 87. continue reading »

Pope Francis Tells Argentine Rights Group “Count on Me”

Pope Francis on Wednesday told the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo that they can "count on him" in seeking the whereabouts of the children of people disappeared during Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship and who were illegally placed with other families to raise. continue reading »

ARGENTINA: Gov’t Launches Negotiation Process to Protect Mine Workers

Argentina's government has launched a crisis-negotiation process that temporarily bars Brazilian mining giant Vale from firing workers at its halted potash project. continue reading »

ARGENTINA: Houses Ruined by Flood, Many Pets Now Without Homes

The pets of the thousands of victims of the flooding earlier this month in the Argentine city of La Plata gaze out from photographs on social-networking sites, looking sad and lost as they wait to be reunited with their owners or ad continue reading »

Loan Allows Argentina to Offer Basic Services Coverage in Disadvantaged Areas

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $250 million loan for a program to increase coverage of basic services in Argentina‚Äôs less developed municipalities, with emphasis on the poorest areas of the Norte Grande region. continue reading »

Spain Sends Condolences for Argentine Flood Victims

Spain's King Juan Carlos has sent a telegram to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez expressing his condolences to the families of those who died in the recent floods in the South American country, and stated his support for the Argentine people in this catastrophe, sources in the royal household told Efe. continue reading »

Argentina Inundated with “Tsunami of Rain,” 54 Die

The death toll from the heavy rains that have recently fallen on Buenos Aires and nearby parts of the country now stands at 54, Argentine authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Argentina Calls on UK to Discuss Sovereignty of Falkland Islands

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez marked Tuesday's 31st anniversary of the start of the Falklands War by again demanding that Britain agree to discuss the question of sovereignty over the South Atlantic archipelago known to Latin Americans as the Malvinas. continue reading »

Chevron Embargo Could Hinder Investments in Argentina, Says YPF

The CEO of Argentine state-controlled oil company YPF says a court ruling embargoing the assets of Chevron Corp.'s local subsidiary could hinder investment flows into the South American country. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Celebrates Pope Francis With Giant Photograph

The municipal government of Buenos Aires on Thursday placed a gigantic photograph of Pope Francis on the facade of one of its buildings in homage to the man who was archbishop of Buenos Aires prior to his March 13 election as pontiff. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Welcomes Tom Cruise at “Oblivion” Premiere

U.S. actor Tom Cruise turned up for the Argentine premiere of his new film "Oblivion," thrilling a crowd of fans eager for a glimpse of the Hollywood megastar. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Inaugurates New Airport Terminal, Doubling Passenger Capacity

Argentina's main international airport on Tuesday officially inaugurated a new terminal that will allow it to double its passenger capacity. continue reading »

Argentina Strives to be Oil Independent by 2020

YPF, the oil company controlled by the Argentine state following the expropriation of a 51 percent stake in the corporation from Spain's Repsol, has set the goal of achieving energy independence, an objective that could be met in "five or six years," CEO Miguel Galuccio said. continue reading »

Former Economy Minister of Argentine Dictatorship Dies, Age 87

The first economy minister of the last Argentine dictatorship, Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz, died Saturday in Buenos Aires, official sources said. He was 87. continue reading »

Pope Francis Warns of Pessimism In Address to Cardinals

Pope Francis said Friday in his meeting with the cardinals that they must avoid pessimism and find the courage every day to spread the Gospel to all corners of the earth. continue reading »

Sister of Pope Francis Asks World to Pray for Him As He Adjusts to New Job

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, never wanted to be pontiff but will have to deal with the tough job he has been handed, his sister, Maria Elena Bergoglio, told Argentina's C5N cable news channel on Thursday. continue reading »