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Pole Dancers Take to the Streets in Buenos Aires (VIDEO)

Competitors showed off their skills prior to the Miss Pole Dancer Argentina competition. Pole Dancing is striving to clean up its image. Some have even pushed to have it considered for the Olympics. continue reading »

U.S. State Officials to Visit Argentina and Brazil

Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman, is on travel to Argentina and Brazil from November 15 to 18 continue reading »

Catholic Girls School Enroute to Aid Poor in Argentina Struck by Train, 8 Die

Argentina is in shock after the tragedy that occurred yesterday, near San Luis, which caused the death of six girls between 10 and 11 years of age, and two teachers. continue reading »

Argentinian Fishermen Catch Three-Eyed Fish in Nuclear Power Plant Reservoir

Locals had been concerned about the hot water being pumped into the Cordoba province reservoir by the nearby nuclear facility now that concerned has turned into a panic. continue reading »

Argentine Customs Officials Find 29,000 Doses of Viagra in Luggage

$65,000 dollars worth of illegal Viagra coming from Paraguay was intercepted by Customs officials in Buenos Aires. continue reading »

Argentina to Tackle 500,000 Annual Abortions that Take Place, Leading Cause of Maternal Deaths

The issue on abortion will be on the agenda of the Commission of the Criminal Law of Deputies that will talk about this topic for the first time tomorrow, September 27. continue reading »

Argentina’s Cast of Rodin’s Famous ‘The Thinker’ is Vandalized and Maybe Permanently Damaged

While the original of Auguste Rodin ‘The Thinker’ sits at the artists museum in Paris 22 original casts are displayed around the world. Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, is host to the third cast of this iconic and classic piece of art. continue reading »

Argentina Will Raise Payments to Poor Families by 23%

Argentina is planning on spending $2.8 billion dollars or 11.8 billion pesos to boost payments to the countries poor families. This 23 percent increase in support for the poor is considered one of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s biggest achievements. continue reading »

Argentina Set to Raise Its Minimum Wage by 25%

Argentina, under the leadership of President Cristina Fernandez, is set to raise its minimum wage by 25% to approximately $550 per month wages. The Latin American country already was paying the highest minimum in the region and is living under the highest inflations rates in the region. continue reading »

UPDATE: Suspect Named in Connection With Facundo Cabral’s Murder

Costa Rican Alejandro Jiménez Gonzalez has been named as the main suspect in connection with the murder of the singer Facundo Cabral, last month in Guatemala. continue reading »

Two Foreign Tourists Brutally Assaulted and Murdered in Argentina

Over the weekend tourists in Argentina found the bodies of two female victims near a hiking trail in the Salta province which is in located in the northwest of the country. Both female victims were staying at a hostel and identified as French tourists last seen on July 16th. continue reading »

Argentina’s ‘Dirty Wars’ to Democracy Offer Lessons World Can Learn From, Especially Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged that the lessons learned from Argentina’s turn from dictatorship to democracy be applied widely, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East, and he called on Syria to allow humanitarian aid into areas affected by ongoing violence. continue reading »

Celebrate World Blood Donor Day, First Time Global Event Launched in Latin America

On June 14, 2011, countries worldwide will celebrate World Blood Donor Day with events to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. continue reading »

Reported Argentinean ‘Death Flight’ Plane Found in Florida (VIDEO)

As part of an investigation into crimes committed at the infamous ESMA Naval Mechanics School during the 1976-1983 "Dirty War," during which as many as 30,000 people were kidnapped and killed, this airplane is believed to have been one of them used in the “death flights” continue reading »

Argentine Court Mandates Google Censor its Search Results for Anti-Semitic Searches

In an unprecedented move, an Argentine court has ordered Google, Inc. to stop having its search engine suggest any sites that are anti-Semitic in nature. In addition the court is mandating that Google remove those type of sites from it massive search engine index. continue reading »

Argentina Investing to Improve Global Exports by Small-to-Mid Size Businesses

Argentina will seek to increase the value of annual exports by its small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by $90 million over the next two years, as part of a program to strengthen the management of foreign trade policy that will be supported by a $3 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

UN Voices Concern About Violent Evictions in Argentina

An independent United Nations human rights expert today voiced concern about the increasing rate of violent evictions taking place in Argentina and called for a comprehensive strategy to tackle the country’s housing crisis. continue reading »

Argentine’s Last Dictator Reynaldo Bignone Sentenced to Life in Prison for Crimes Against Humanity

The former Argentinean dictator, Reynaldo Bignone, and four other individuals were sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity. continue reading »

Controversies in Argentina and Mexico Surrounding Mario Vargas Llosa

The Literature Nobel prize winner was selected to inaugurate the annual “Book Fair” in Argentina, a choice that didn’t sit well with many Kirshner-followers. continue reading »

4 killed, 120 Injured in Worst Train Collision in 15 Years in Argentina (VIDEO)

Preliminary investigations revealed that two of the four brakes in the freight train that rammed onto the other train, where "intentionally blocked," one nailed out of place, one secured with a padlock, suggesting foul play and sabotage. continue reading »