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American Philanthropists Donate 37,000 Acres to Argentine National Park

American Philanthropists Donate 37,000 Acres to Argentine National Park

The Conservation Land Trust, a project of U.S. philanthropists and environmental activists Douglas and Kris Tompkins, donated 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres) for the expansion of Perito Moreno National Park in southern Argentina. continue reading »

Imprisoned Argentine Dictator Gen. Rafael Videla Dies Behind Bars

Imprisoned Argentine Dictator Gen. Rafael Videla Dies Behind Bars

Gen. Rafael Videla, the emblematic figure of the military junta that ruled Argentina from 1976-1983, died Friday inside the jail where he was serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity, prison officials confirmed. He was 87. continue reading »

Argentine Tennis Star del Potro Speaks with Pope Francis at Vatican

Argentine Tennis Star del Potro Speaks with Pope Francis at Vatican

Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro, who is taking part in this week's Rome Masters event, met Wednesday with Pope Francis I at the Vatican. "Today I was able to meet and talk with Pope Francis I at the Vatican. continue reading »

Top 5 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites in Latin America

Top 5 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites in Latin America

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognizes locations with special cultural or physical significance as World Heritage Sites. Currently, there are 962 sites listed worldwide and 130 can be found in Latin America. continue reading »

Argentine and Vatican Jointly Issue Official Stamps of Pope Francis

Argentine and Vatican Jointly Issue Official Stamps of Pope Francis

Pope Francis was honored today with the presentation of the official stamps honoring the beginning of his pontificate. The stamps were jointly issued by the Vatican and Argentine, the Pope’s home country. continue reading »

Pope Francis Tells Argentine Rights Group “Count on Me”

Pope Francis Tells Argentine Rights Group “Count on Me”

Pope Francis on Wednesday told the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo that they can "count on him" in seeking the whereabouts of the children of people disappeared during Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship and who were illegally placed with other families to raise. continue reading »

Argentine Woman Asks Pope Francis to Make Celibacy Optional for Priests

Argentine Woman Asks Pope Francis to Make Celibacy Optional for Priests

In 1967, Clelia Luro of Argentina began a relationship with Jerónimo José Podestá, a Roman Catholic priest. The relationship was quite the scandal in the '60s, as priest continue reading »

Latin America Economy to Grow 3.5 Percent in 2013

Latin America Economy to Grow 3.5 Percent in 2013

Latin America and the Caribbean will grow at a rate of 3.5 percent in 2013, the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America said here Tuesday, revising downward its earlier forecast of 3.8 percent growth this year. continue reading »

Meteor Lights Up Sky Over Argentine City of Santiago del Estero

Meteor Lights Up Sky Over Argentine City of Santiago del Estero

On Sunday, the sky over an Argentine City was lit up by a meteor. At around 3:30 a.m., the people of Santiago del Estero in northern Argentina were stunned and some continue reading »

Ralph Lauren to Pay Nearly $2 Million Fine for Argentina Bribery Case

Ralph Lauren to Pay Nearly $2 Million Fine for Argentina Bribery Case

Ralph Lauren Corp. has agreed to pay the U.S. government more than $1.6 million in fines to settle bribery allegations in Argentina. continue reading »

ARGENTINA: Gov’t Launches Negotiation Process to Protect Mine Workers

ARGENTINA: Gov’t Launches Negotiation Process to Protect Mine Workers

Argentina's government has launched a crisis-negotiation process that temporarily bars Brazilian mining giant Vale from firing workers at its halted potash project. continue reading »

ARGENTINA: Houses Ruined by Flood, Many Pets Now Without Homes

ARGENTINA: Houses Ruined by Flood, Many Pets Now Without Homes

The pets of the thousands of victims of the flooding earlier this month in the Argentine city of La Plata gaze out from photographs on social-networking sites, looking sad and lost as they wait to be reunited with their owners or ad continue reading »

JUST IN:  Argentine Angel Cabrera Falls Short in The 2013 Masters, Adam Scott Wins

JUST IN:  Argentine Angel Cabrera Falls Short in The 2013 Masters, Adam Scott Wins

Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera fell short in a 2-hole sudden death playoff with Australian Adam Scott, who has won The Masters 2013. Tiger Woods tyed for fourth place. Both golfers made par on the first playoff hole before Scott sunk a 12-fott birdie to win the Green champions jacket. continue reading »

Loan Allows Argentina to Offer Basic Services Coverage in Disadvantaged Areas

Loan Allows Argentina to Offer Basic Services Coverage in Disadvantaged Areas

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $250 million loan for a program to increase coverage of basic services in Argentina’s less developed municipalities, with emphasis on the poorest areas of the Norte Grande region. continue reading »

BajaLibros Launches Spanish-Language eBookstore in U.S.

BajaLibros Launches Spanish-Language eBookstore in U.S.

BajaLibros, one of the Latin America’s largest and most well known digital bookstores has announced plans to come to the U.S. continue reading »