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Argentine Photographer Shares Exhibition of Pope Francis

Argentine Photographer Shares Exhibition of Pope Francis

The pictures of Jorge Bergoglio taken by an Argentine photographer over almost a decade, and which can currently be seen at a convent in Buenos Aires, captured the expressions of Pope Francis that today captivate the world. continue reading »

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Inaugurates New Power Plants to Meet Growing Demand

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Inaugurates New Power Plants to Meet Growing Demand

President Evo Morales was on hand over the weekend for the arrival of a convoy of trucks hauling equipment for the 160 MW thermoelectric power plant that Bolivia is building on the border with Argentina. continue reading »

Drug Enforcement Police Chief Killed in Argentina

Drug Enforcement Police Chief Killed in Argentina

The chief of the Argentine Federal Police's dangerous drugs division was shot outside his house and investigators do not consider the incident a random crime, Security Secretary Sergio Berni said Sunday. continue reading »

Argentine, Cuban Scientists Develop 1st Therapeutic Vaccine for Lung Cancer

Argentine, Cuban Scientists Develop 1st Therapeutic Vaccine for Lung Cancer

A team of Argentine and Cuban scientists has developed the first therapeutic vaccine for treating lung cancer. The vaccine does not prevent the tumor, but promotes its destruction by activating the body's immune system, the Insud Group said Friday. continue reading »

Copahue Volcano Activity Puts Chile and Argentina on High Alert, Forced Evacuations

Copahue Volcano Activity Puts Chile and Argentina on High Alert, Forced Evacuations

The increasing volcanic activity of the Copahue Volcanco, that borders Argentina and Chile, has resulted in the mandatory evacuation of 3,000 people. continue reading »

4.5 Million Buenos Aires Students Have No Classes as Teachers Strike

4.5 Million Buenos Aires Students Have No Classes as Teachers Strike

Teachers in Argentina's richest and most-populous province on Monday began a two-day strike to demand pay hikes, leaving some 4.5 million students with no classes. continue reading »

Argentine Wanted for “Dirty War” Crimes Arrested in Uruguay

Argentine Wanted for “Dirty War” Crimes Arrested in Uruguay

A retired Argentine military officer wanted for crimes committed during the 1976-1983 "dirty war" against the left has been arrested in the Uruguayan capital, a police source told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Most Powerful Latinas in the World According to Forbes

Most Powerful Latinas in the World According to Forbes

Forbes has released it's annual list ranking the world's most powerful women. Ranging from politicians to activists to celebrities, this is a comprehensive list of who's who of female leaders in the world. continue reading »

YPF Partners With Chevron Over Vaca Muerta Development Terms in Argentina

YPF Partners With Chevron Over Vaca Muerta Development Terms in Argentina

Argentine state-controlled energy company YPF has signed an agreement with Chevron Corp. outlining the commercial terms and conditions for developing the Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas field in the country's southwest. continue reading »

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 »