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Argentina Calls on UK to Discuss Sovereignty of Falkland Islands

Argentina Calls on UK to Discuss Sovereignty of Falkland Islands

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez marked Tuesday's 31st anniversary of the start of the Falklands War by again demanding that Britain agree to discuss the question of sovereignty over the South Atlantic archipelago known to Latin Americans as the Malvinas. continue reading »

Chevron Embargo Could Hinder Investments in Argentina, Says YPF

Chevron Embargo Could Hinder Investments in Argentina, Says YPF

The CEO of Argentine state-controlled oil company YPF says a court ruling embargoing the assets of Chevron Corp.'s local subsidiary could hinder investment flows into the South American country. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Celebrates Pope Francis With Giant Photograph

Buenos Aires Celebrates Pope Francis With Giant Photograph

The municipal government of Buenos Aires on Thursday placed a gigantic photograph of Pope Francis on the facade of one of its buildings in homage to the man who was archbishop of Buenos Aires prior to his March 13 election as pontiff. continue reading »

Argentina Working on Creating 9,920 Pound Easter Egg - World’s Largest

Argentina Working on Creating 9,920 Pound Easter Egg - World’s Largest

A giant chocolate Easter egg made from 9,920 pounds of chocolate will be unveiled in Miramar, a city in the Buenos Aires province in celebration of Holy Week. continue reading »

Argentine Illustrator Wins Prestigious Astrid Lindgren Award for Children’s Literature

Argentine Illustrator Wins Prestigious Astrid Lindgren Award for Children’s Literature

The Argentine children’s author and illustrator, Isol, has won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial award for her body of work. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Welcomes Tom Cruise at “Oblivion” Premiere

Buenos Aires Welcomes Tom Cruise at “Oblivion” Premiere

U.S. actor Tom Cruise turned up for the Argentine premiere of his new film "Oblivion," thrilling a crowd of fans eager for a glimpse of the Hollywood megastar. continue reading »

Argentina Inaugurates “Papa Francisco” Avenue in City of La Plata

Argentina Inaugurates “Papa Francisco” Avenue in City of La Plata

Argentina has named an avenue in the city of La Plata "Papa Francisco" to honor the Argentine native and first Latin American pope. Buenos Aires is also considering naming several streets after Pope Francisco I. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Inaugurates New Airport Terminal, Doubling Passenger Capacity

Buenos Aires Inaugurates New Airport Terminal, Doubling Passenger Capacity

Argentina's main international airport on Tuesday officially inaugurated a new terminal that will allow it to double its passenger capacity. continue reading »

Robbery Attempt in Ecuador of Visiting Argentine Vice President Thwarted

Robbery Attempt in Ecuador of Visiting Argentine Vice President Thwarted

Ecuadorian authorities have announced that a robbery attempt was thwarted against visiting Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou this last Friday. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Gets Tattoo of Son’s Hands, Name

Lionel Messi Gets Tattoo of Son’s Hands, Name

Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi this week in the elimination match between Argentina and Venezuela for the 2014 World Cup will debut a tattoo on his left leg with the name and the hands of his son Thiago. continue reading »

Pope Francis Surprise Phone Call to Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires on Inauguration Day

Pope Francis Surprise Phone Call to Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires on Inauguration Day

The thousands of people who spent a sleepless night in the main square of Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo, to watch the Mass inaugurating their former Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio had a pleasant surprise. continue reading »

Lionel Messi No Longer Highest Earning Soccer Player, David Beckham Is

Lionel Messi No Longer Highest Earning Soccer Player, David Beckham Is

In Latin America soccer news, Argentine great Lionel Messi is no longer the world's highest earning soccer player. As of 2012 Dave Beckham out earned Messi by $1 million euros thanks in great part to his endorsement deals and not his soccer salary. continue reading »

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Has Private Audience with Pope Francis I

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Has Private Audience with Pope Francis I

In Latino Catholic news, Pope Francis I welcomed his first head of state, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez. The former Archbishop of Buenos Aires has been a vocal critic of Fernandez and her policies. continue reading »

Spain’s Nadal to Face Argentina’s Del Potro in Indian Wells final

Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-4, 7-5 in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, and will play Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro for the championship on Sunday. continue reading »

Argentina Strives to be Oil Independent by 2020

Argentina Strives to be Oil Independent by 2020

YPF, the oil company controlled by the Argentine state following the expropriation of a 51 percent stake in the corporation from Spain's Repsol, has set the goal of achieving energy independence, an objective that could be met in "five or six years," CEO Miguel Galuccio said. continue reading »