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Argentina for First Time Grants Refugee Status to Russian Immigrant Fleeing Gay Bias

Argentina for First Time Grants Refugee Status to Russian Immigrant Fleeing Gay Bias

The Argentine government granted the "condition of refugee" to a young Russian gay man who escaped from his country where he was the victim of discrimination and violence because of his sexual orientation, something the South American country had never done before, the Argentine Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals, or Falgbt, told Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Women in Argentina Gather to Protest Against Violence Toward Women

Women in Argentina Gather to Protest Against Violence Toward Women

With a call to end all forms of violence against women, nearly 40,000 participants brought Argentina's 29th National Women's Conference to an end Monday in the northwestern city of Salta, where speakers claimed that "femicide" kills one woman every 30 hours on average in Argentina. continue reading »

U.S. Judge Allows Citibank to Process Payment to Argentina’s Bondholders

U.S. Judge Allows Citibank to Process Payment to Argentina’s Bondholders

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Griesa has granted a stay in a long-running debt case that allows Citibank to process a payment by Argentina to holders of restructured local-law government bonds, although he set another hearing in 30 days so holdout hedge funds can seek to reverse the decision and block future payments. continue reading »

Argentina Defends Collecting Air Passengers’ Data

Argentina Defends Collecting Air Passengers’ Data

The Argentine government defended Friday the centralizing of information about air passengers, a measure being taken for security reasons, and denied any increase in controls on trips abroad. continue reading »

Production Resumes at VW Plant in Argentina

Production Resumes at VW Plant in Argentina

German automaker Volkswagen will restart production at its plant in the central Argentine province of Cordoba after reaching an agreement to produce 90,000 gearboxes for the Chinese market, a union official said Wednesday. continue reading »

China to Partner with Argentina on Nuclear Plant

China to Partner with Argentina on Nuclear Plant

China will provide equipment and services for Argentina's fourth nuclear power plant under a $2 billion long-term financing arrangement, President Cristina Fernandez's administration said Wednesday. continue reading »

Argentine Supreme Court to Review Right-to-Die Petition

Argentine Supreme Court to Review Right-to-Die Petition

The Argentine Supreme Court is reviewing a petition for dignified death by relatives of a man who has been in a vegetative state for the past 20 years, the Attorney General's Office announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Minimum Wage in Argentina Increases by 31 Percent

Minimum Wage in Argentina Increases by 31 Percent

The Argentine government raised the minimum wage by 31 percent to 4,400 pesos ($523) a month, according to a decision published Tuesday in the official gazette. continue reading »

Did Narcos Call Argentine’s Presidential Office?

Did Narcos Call Argentine’s Presidential Office?

The Argentine government on Monday released a technical report in response to a judge's request for information on alleged telephone calls made by drug traffickers to numbers within the executive branch. continue reading »

Argentina, Russia Announce Food-Export Deal

Argentina, Russia Announce Food-Export Deal

Argentina on Thursday announced a series of accords with Russia that pave the way for food exports amounting to as much as $18 billion. The agreements were reached during an Argentine trade delegation's visit to Russia this week headed by Industry Minister Debora Giorgi and Agriculture Minister Carlos Casamiquela. continue reading »

Argentine Truck Driver Charged in Accident that Killed Pope’s Relatives

Argentine Truck Driver Charged in Accident that Killed Pope’s Relatives

The truck driver involved in the accident that killed three of Pope Francis's relatives was charged with aggravated manslaughter on Wednesday by a prosecutor in Argentina, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Argentina Claims U.S. Is Accountable for Judge’s “Illegal” Acts in Debt Case

Argentina Claims U.S. Is Accountable for Judge’s “Illegal” Acts in Debt Case

The United States "should assume its responsibility for the illegal acts" of the federal judge who has found in favor of hedge funds demanding 100 cents on the dollar for Argentine bonds bought in the wake of Buenos Aires' 2001 default, the South American nation's government said Tuesday. continue reading »

Survey: LatAm Business Climate at Lowest Level in 5 Years

Survey: LatAm Business Climate at Lowest Level in 5 Years

The business climate in Latin America last month fell to its worst level since July 2009, Brazil's Getulio Vargas Foundation, or FGV, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Argentina Cozies Up to Russia During their Feud with U.S.

Argentina Cozies Up to Russia During their Feud with U.S.

The Argentine government said Monday that it will expand exports to Russia by taking advantage of "the opportunity" created by Vladimir Putin's ban on importing food and raw materials from the United States and the European Union in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Moscow by Washington and Brussels. continue reading »

Stolen Grandson of Argentine’s ‘Plazo de Mayo’ Leader is Found

Stolen Grandson of Argentine’s ‘Plazo de Mayo’ Leader is Found

Doubts about his real identity led a 36-year-old Argentine man to submit to a DNA test that showed him to be the grandson of the president of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo human rights group, the family said Tuesday. continue reading »