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Latin America News: 4 Missing in Argentina Boating Accident

Latin America News: 4 Missing in Argentina Boating Accident

The navy is searching for four people who disappeared after an accident involving a recreational vessel that was carrying nine people on the Parana River, Argentine officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Argentine Lionel Messi Donates $200,000 to Sports Facility in his Hometown

Argentine Lionel Messi Donates $200,000 to Sports Facility in his Hometown

Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi donated nearly 1 million pesos (about $202,000) to a sports facility used by children from low-income families in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina, his foundation said. continue reading »

Argentina’s Del Potro Joins Federer, Murray in Aussie 3rd Round

Argentina’s Del Potro Joins Federer, Murray in Aussie 3rd Round

Switzerland's Roger Federer and Scotland's Andy Murray both cruised into the third round of the Australian Open with straight-set victories Thursday. continue reading »

Calle 13’s Residente Weds Model Soledad Fandiño in Puerto Rico

Calle 13’s Residente Weds Model Soledad Fandiño in Puerto Rico

Calle 13 frontman Residente has married Argentine model and actress Soledad Fandiño, a source close to the artist confirmed on Tuesday. continue reading »

Argentina Celebrates Return of Navy Ship From Ghana

Argentina Celebrates Return of Navy Ship From Ghana

The Argentine government threw a big party to welcome home a navy vessel that was seized in Ghana last year at the request of a hedge fund seeking full repayment on defaulted debt. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Wins Fourth Ballon d’Or – World Player of the Year

Lionel Messi Wins Fourth Ballon d’Or – World Player of the Year

Soccer star Lionel Messi has won his fourth FIFA Ballon d’Or. The 25-year-old Argentine was up against FC Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo for the prize. continue reading »

Latin America News: Ricardo Darin vs Pres. Crisitina Fernandez

Latin America News: Ricardo Darin vs Pres. Crisitina Fernandez

Popular Argentine actor Ricardo Darin tried on Monday to reduce the tone of the controversy that arose with President Cristina Fernandez after he questioned the sources of her wealth. continue reading »

A Magnificent Year for Lionel Messi (VIDEO)

A Magnificent Year for Lionel Messi (VIDEO)

It’s been a magnificent year for Lionel Messi, the Barcelona and Argentina star who is a favorite to win his fourth FIFA Ballon d’Or award on January 7, 2013, a trophy given annually to the world’s best football player. continue reading »

IACHR Welcomes Law Creating the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture in Argentina

IACHR Welcomes Law Creating the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture in Argentina

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) welcomes the National Congress of Argentina’s recent approval of legislation that creates the System for Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment continue reading »

Lionel Messi Crowned 2012’s “King of European Soccer”

Lionel Messi Crowned 2012’s “King of European Soccer”

Argentine striker Leo Messi has been elected the "King of European Soccer" for the fourth consecutive season in the annual press poll conducted by the Uruguayan daily El Pais and whose results were released Sunday. continue reading »

Chile Lowers Death Toll in Andes Car Crash

Chile Lowers Death Toll in Andes Car Crash

The governor of the Chilean province of Los Andes, Edith Quiroz, has lowered the number of fatalities to four in the collision of a bus and a truck on the route connecting Chile and Argentina through the Los Libertadores mountain pass in the Andes. continue reading »

Argentina Produces 103 Million Tons of Grains This Year

Argentina Produces 103 Million Tons of Grains This Year

The 2012-2013 crop season in Argentina, one of the world's biggest grain exporters, will produce 103.2 million tons, according to a report released Saturday by the private consulting firm IES. continue reading »

Car Accident in the Andes Kills 5, Injures 25

Car Accident in the Andes Kills 5, Injures 25

Five people died and another 25 were injured Friday when a bus and truck collided on the international route connecting Chile with Argentina through the Los Libertadores mountain pass in the Andes, authorities said. continue reading »

Argentina’s YPF Partners with Bridas to Develop Shale Resources

Argentina’s YPF Partners with Bridas to Develop Shale Resources

State-run energy company YPF announced Friday a preliminary accord with Bridas International to exploit the massive non-conventional Vaca Muerta formation in southwestern Argentina. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Best Goal Scorer Amongst 60 Main Soccer Leagues - 2012

Lionel Messi Best Goal Scorer Amongst 60 Main Soccer Leagues - 2012

Argentine forward Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona was the best goal scorer of the 60 main leagues in the world in 2012, managing 50 goals in 37 games, and was also the most effective, with 1.35 goals per match, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, or IFFHS, says. continue reading »