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Conquistadors founded Salta, Argentina in 1582

Today in Latin American history, Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founded the settlement of Salta, Argentina in 1582. continue reading »

Singer Sandro Known as the “Argentine Elvis” Died in 2010

Today in Latin American history, Argentine songwriter Sandro died in 2010. Roberto Sanchez, the Argentine singer known as "Sandro" and who drew comparisons to Elvis Presley was the first Latino artist to sell out Madison Square Garden in New York. continue reading »

Riots Erupted Over Economic Crisis in Argentina in 2001

Today in Latin American history, riots erupted in Buenos Aires over the economic crisis in Argentina in 2001. The riots were an uprising against the government of President Fernando de la Rúa, who had failed to contain the economic crisis that was going through its third year of recession. continue reading »

Former Argentine President Sentenced For Illegal Arms Sales

An Argentine court on Thursday sentenced former President Carlos Menem to seven years in prison for illegal foreign arms sales during his 1989-1999 tenure. continue reading »

Latin America News: 41 Dead Throughout Buenos Aires Due to Heavy Rains

The death toll from the heavy rains that have recently fallen on Buenos Aires and nearby parts of the country now stands at 41, Argentine authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Argentina Working on Creating 9,920 Pound Easter Egg - World’s Largest

A giant chocolate Easter egg made from 9,920 pounds of chocolate will be unveiled in Miramar, a city in the Buenos Aires province in celebration of Holy Week. continue reading »

Argentina Inaugurates “Papa Francisco” Avenue in City of La Plata

Argentina has named an avenue in the city of La Plata "Papa Francisco" to honor the Argentine native and first Latin American pope. Buenos Aires is also considering naming several streets after Pope Francisco I. continue reading »

Pope Francis Explains Choosing Name, Hopes Church Will Focus on Helping the Poor

Pope Francis told reporters here Saturday why he chose to name himself after St. Francis of Assisi, explaining that he wants a church focused on the poor. continue reading »

Pope Francis I Addresses Rome For First Time as Pope

Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio addressed tens of thousands of the faithful in St. Peter's Square late Wednesday after being chosen as the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church continue reading »

Maradona to Return to Argentina to Meet New Son

Argentine soccer icon Diego Armando Maradona said Friday from Dubai that he will be in Buenos Aires soon to "acknowledge" his new son, Diego Fernando, born here this week to the former player's ex-girlfriend. continue reading »

Argentina Produces 103 Million Tons of Grains This Year

The 2012-2013 crop season in Argentina, one of the world's biggest grain exporters, will produce 103.2 million tons, according to a report released Saturday by the private consulting firm IES. continue reading »

Oil Firm Plans to Invest $3 Billion in Southern Argentina

Argentine oil company YPF, under state control after a 51 percent stake was expropriated from Spain's Repsol, said it plans to invest $3.1 billion over the next five years in the southern province of Santa Cruz. continue reading »

Nightclub Owner Sentenced to 4.5 Years for Deadly Fire

The owner of an Argentine discotheque where 193 people died more than seven years ago in a fire was sentenced here Friday to 4 1/2 years in prison. continue reading »

Argentine Bus Crash Kills 12, Injures 48

The death toll from the accident involving a truck and two buses in the southern Argentine province of Chubut is officially at 12, with the majority of the victims members of the border patrol, police spokesmen said. continue reading »

Argentine Bishop Resigns In Light of Beach Photo Scandal

The bishop of the Argentine diocese of Merlo Moreno resigned his post following a scandal over photos showing him with a woman on a Mexican beach, the local press said Saturday. continue reading »

Argentina to Spend $30 Million to Support Family Farms

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $30 million to Argentina to finance a program to increase incomes more than 2,000 family farms in the provinces of Chaco and Entre Ríos, of which 14 percent are managed by women heads of houshold. continue reading »

Customs Agents Seized 45 Paleontological Artifacts Dating Back Millions of Years

Customs agents seized 45 paleontological pieces at an airport in western Argentina that were being transported by a private plane that arrived from Colombia, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

Argentine University Honors Calle 13’s Cultural Contributions

Puerto Rican urban band Calle 13 has been honored by Argentina's National University of La Plata for its contributions to popular communication and culture, the institution said. continue reading »

3,000 Chileans Stranded After Mudslide

Some 3,000 people living in the towns of Palena and Futaleufu, in the southern Chilean region of Los Lagos, on Wendesday remained isolated because of a mudslide that buried the road leading to the area, authorities said. continue reading »

Fiery Bus Crash in Argentina Kills 8, Injures 20

At least eight people were killed and 20 others injured when a bus collided with a truck in Misiones, a province in northern Argentina, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »