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Argentina Offers HPV Vaccine to All Young Girls

Argentina Offers HPV Vaccine to All Young Girls

In Argentina, the WHO-recommended human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is given to all girls at 11 years of age to prevent cervical cancer later in life. WHO’s Regional Office for the Americas (PAHO) Revolving Fund supports the programme. continue reading »

Chile has Most Broadband Connections in LatAm, Argentina No. 2

Chile has Most Broadband Connections in LatAm, Argentina No. 2

Chile has the highest 2-megabyte broadband Internet penetration rate for landline and mobile connections in Latin America, a report released in Bogota said. continue reading »

Scientists Investigating Whale Deaths Off Argentina

Scientists Investigating Whale Deaths Off Argentina

Scientists in Argentina are investigating what may have caused a spike in the mortality rate of southern right whale calves in the country's Atlantic coastal waters. continue reading »

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 »