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Former Argentine President Sentenced For Illegal Arms Sales

Former Argentine President Sentenced For Illegal Arms Sales

An Argentine court on Thursday sentenced former President Carlos Menem to seven years in prison for illegal foreign arms sales during his 1989-1999 tenure. continue reading »

Argentine Rush Hour Train Collision Injures 315, Kills 3

Argentine Rush Hour Train Collision Injures 315, Kills 3

At least three people were killed and 315 others injured when two trains collided Thursday morning outside Argentina's capital, officials said. continue reading »

Train Collision Kills 3, Injures 50 in Argentina

Train Collision Kills 3, Injures 50 in Argentina

At least three people were killed and more than 50 others injured when two trains collided Thursday outside Argentina's capital, union and government officials said. continue reading »

Argentine Nat’l Library to Unveil Jorge Luis Borges Monument June 14

Argentine Nat’l Library to Unveil Jorge Luis Borges Monument June 14

Argentina's National Library plans to unveil a monument to Jorge Luis Borges on Friday, the 27th anniversary of the world famous writer's death, officials said. continue reading »

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 »