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Singer Julieta Venegas to Host Buenos Aires Bookstore Night

Mexican singer Julieta Venegas hosts Saturday the 6th Buenos Aires Bookstore Night, a celebration of books and their authors that in previous years has attracted crowds of more than 40,000 people. continue reading »

China Welcomes First Argentine Restaurant in Beijing

Chinese diners have another option available to them as Tuesday, thanks to the opening of downtown Beijing's first Argentine restaurant. continue reading »

Widow of Argentine Governor Carlos Soria Sentenced to 18 Years for his Murder

The widow of Argentine politician Carlos Soria was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in prison for murdering her husband. Susana Freydoz was found guilty of aggravated homicide, continue reading »

Hundreds of Thousands in Argentina Protest Against President Cristina Fernandez

Hundreds of thousands of Argentines took to the streets in different parts of the country to protest President Cristina Fernandez's policies, a mass demonstration organized on social-networking sites. continue reading »

Colombian Arrested in Argentina Denies Being Drug Lord

Colombian Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño has denied in statements to Argentine authorities any drug-trafficking ties and said he had been living a "normal life" in a residential area outside Buenos Aires, where he was arrested this week. continue reading »

Higher Death Toll in Last Week’s Supermarket Collapse in Argentina

The death toll from the collapse last week of the roof of a supermarket in the southwestern Argentine city of Neuquen has risen to seven, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Argentina Supermarket Collapse Results in 5 Deaths and 11 Injured

Five people died and 11 are missing after the roof of a supermarket in the southwestern Argentine city of Neuquen caved in, officials said Friday. continue reading »

Luis Miguel Meets President Fernandez in Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez received Mexican singer Luis Miguel, currently visiting the South American country to give a series of concerts. continue reading »

Argentine Court Denies Rape Victim the Option of Abortion

A court order that barred a rape victim Tuesday from having an abortion has sparked a heated controversy in Argentina. The embattled judicial ruling came in response to a motion by the Pro-Vida (Pro-Life) group to stop the interruption of a 32-year-old woman's pregnancy. continue reading »

Argentina Combats Chronic Diseases with IDB Assistance

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today approved a $150 million loan to help Argentina reduce the number of deaths caused by cardiovascular events and other chronic ailments, with a special focus on people without health insurance. continue reading »

UN: Increasing Argentina’s Maize Exports Will Alleviate Pressure on International Markets

Argentina’s announcement that it would export an additional 2.75 million tonnes of maize this year will help ease tight international markets, the United Nations food agency said today, adding that while this is a welcome measure, countries must remain vigilante to avoid a global food crisis. continue reading »

IDB Loan Will Provide 500,000 With Cleaner Drinking Water in Argentina

A $500 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help finance a program to provide 516,000 people in northern Argentina access to improved wastewater treatment services. continue reading »

Argentina and Chevron Sign Hydrocarbon Development Deal

Argentine state-run oil firm YPF and U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding to "explore non-conventional hydrocarbon development opportunities" in the massive Vaca Muerta shale formation, YPF said in a statement Friday. continue reading »

Latin Love:  Former SC Governor Mark Sanford Engaged to Argentine ‘Soul Mate’

CNN is reporting that the former Governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford has proposed to his Argentine mistress, Maria Belen Chapur in Buenos Aires. Argentine media is reporting the engagement happened last Wednesday at the Bella Italia Grill. continue reading »

Argentine Soccer Team Pennant Made a Trip to the Moon with Neil Armstrong

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died earlier this weekend, carried a pennant belonging to Argentina's Independiente de Avellaneda on his history-making 1969 trip to the Moon. continue reading »

Argentine Legislators Promote Bill to Combat Domestic Violence

Two Argentine senators presented bills on Monday to combat domestic violence that include the so-called "supporting accusation" so that third parties or anyone else involved in a situation of violence can report it. continue reading »

17 Charged With Practicing Paranormal Medicine in Argentina Without a License & a Kilo of Coke

Seventeen Colombians were arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license in Argentina, the official Telam news agency reported, citing police. The arrests were made during searches of four buildings in Buenos Aires. The suspects allegedly belonged to a center that provided people with treatments and medicines, the Metropolitan Police said. continue reading »

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina:  Monkeys Being Treated for Depression

Black howler monkeys at an Argentine ecological park have been suffering depression following the death of two of the oldest females in the group and had to be given medication because they refused to eat, the press reported. continue reading »

Argentina Unveils New Currency Bearing Eva Peron’s Face

Last month, it was announced that Argentina was planning to issue special bills bearing the likeness of Eva Peron, whose full name is Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, widely known as Evita. continue reading »

Check Out ‘Trakur” Argentine’s New Agricultural Robot (VIDEO)

Although it may not be the most expensive or complex robot on the market, the new agricultural robot, Trakür, has impressed its owners with its reliability and reasonable price. Trakür, which in the indigenous Mapuche language means, ‘fog’ was designed to aid in promoting automation in Argentina’s agro-business market. continue reading »