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General Strike Cripples Argentina

General Strike Cripples Argentina

Unions opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's government brought the country to a standstill with a general strike on Thursday, while the administration said militants were preventing people from going to work. continue reading »

Mexico Agrees to Boost Trade, Investment with Argentina

Mexico Agrees to Boost Trade, Investment with Argentina

Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo and Argentine Industry Ministry Debora Giorgi have agreed to promote bilateral trade, especially in the automotive industry, officials said. continue reading »

Teachers’ Union Call Off Strike, Accept Pay Raise Offer

Teachers’ Union Call Off Strike, Accept Pay Raise Offer

Teachers' unions in Buenos Aires province, Argentina's most populous region, accepted Saturday a new pay offer by the provincial government and will return to the classrooms after 17 days on strike. continue reading »

LatAm Conference Call for More Cooperation to Preserve Antarctic Ecosystem

LatAm Conference Call for More Cooperation to Preserve Antarctic Ecosystem

Scientists and government authorities asked for more international cooperation to preserve Antarctica while attending Latin America's most important diplomatic meeting on the white continent, held this week in Buenos Aires, an Argentine official said Saturday. continue reading »

Argentine Government Reports 89 Died During Flooding of 2013

Argentine Government Reports 89 Died During Flooding of 2013

The death toll almost a year ago in the Argentine city of La Plata has been raised to 89 from the 51 deaths initially reported, the Argentine Justice Ministry announced Tuesday. continue reading »

Oil Depot Fire Under Control in Argentina

Oil Depot Fire Under Control in Argentina

Firefighters brought the blaze that caused an explosion that injured 17 people at an oil depot in the western Argentine province of Mendoza under control on Sunday, state-controlled oil company YPF said in a statement. continue reading »

Argentina Reports Blast at Oil Depot Injures 14

Argentina Reports Blast at Oil Depot Injures 14

State-controlled oil company YPF said an explosion at a tank farm in the western Argentine province of Mendoza injured 14 people. Media reports, however, said 17 people were injured in Saturday's explosion. continue reading »

In Argentine Shanties, Priests Live Like the Sheep They Shepherd

In Argentine Shanties, Priests Live Like the Sheep They Shepherd

The doors used to stay shuttered on Our Lady of the Miracle chapel in a shantytown on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, opening only on Saturdays for catechism classes and Sundays for a single, sparsely attended service. continue reading »

Lack of Personal Security: Number One Concern of Argentines

Lack of Personal Security: Number One Concern of Argentines

The head of the Argentine Cabinet, Jorge Capitanich, admitted on Sunday that the growing lack of security in the country has become "a problem," although he added that an increase in resources for the security forces "is not the best way to fight it." continue reading »

Argentine Police Officer Kills 2, Wounds 15 in Night Club

Argentine Police Officer Kills 2, Wounds 15 in Night Club

A policeman gunned down two people, one of them a police force superintendent, and wounded another 15 at a discotheque in the town of Naschel in the central Argentine province of San Luis, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Infamous Argentine Drug Queenpin is Arrested

Infamous Argentine Drug Queenpin is Arrested

Police in the central Argentine province of San Luis arrested reputed drug boss Yaquelina "La Yaqui" Vargas in connection with death threats against journalists in neighboring Mendoza province, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Argentina Thanks Spain, Mexico for Assisting with Repsol Agreement

Argentina Thanks Spain, Mexico for Assisting with Repsol Agreement

Argentina's government on Thursday thanked Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto for the "very positive" role they played in helping it reach an agreement with Spanish oil company Repsol on compensation for the takeover of its former unit, YPF. continue reading »

Experts in Argentina Discover Why Canaries Sing

Experts in Argentina Discover Why Canaries Sing

A team of Argentine researchers has found that canaries' songs are created in different interconnected regions of the brain, a discovery that could lead to advances in research on the mechanisms that control human speech, scientists told Efe. continue reading »

Argentina Looks to Discuss Pascua Lama Mining Project with New Chilean President

Argentina Looks to Discuss Pascua Lama Mining Project with New Chilean President

Argentina wants to have talks with Chile's new government on the stalled binational Pascua Lama mining project, Mining Secretary Jorge Mayoral said. continue reading »

Argentina Construction Union Dispute Turns Violent

Argentina Construction Union Dispute Turns Violent

One person was shot dead Tuesday and another four were wounded in a shootout between rival factions of Argentina's UOCRA construction union, doctors said. continue reading »