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Dutch Queen Beatrix Stepping Down, Crown Prince Will Rule with Argentine Wife

Dutch Queen Beatrix Stepping Down, Crown Prince Will Rule with Argentine Wife

Queen Beatrix announced Monday that she will step down in April after nearly 33 years on the Dutch throne, which means her son Willem-Alexander is set to become the country's first king since the 19th century. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Discover Argentine’s Body Off of Ibiza

Spanish Authorities Discover Argentine’s Body Off of Ibiza

The body of a 27-year-old Argentine man was recovered off the Spanish Mediterranean island of Ibiza after a boater called authorities, the Civil Guard said Sunday. continue reading »

Argentine Social Network Aims to Make Others’ Dreams Come True

Argentine Social Network Aims to Make Others’ Dreams Come True

The Argentine Martin Parlato has created a Web site so that cybernauts can help make other people's dreams come true, a project he began in honor of his father who died when he was a child. continue reading »

Latin America News:  26 People Injured in Argentine Prison Riot

Latin America News:  26 People Injured in Argentine Prison Riot

At least 26 people were injured and an undetermined number of inmates managed to escape during a violent riot that erupted Tuesday in a prison in Argentina's Chaco province, officials said. continue reading »

Argentine Carlos Define Helps End Houston Rockets Losing Streak

Argentine Carlos Define Helps End Houston Rockets Losing Streak

James Harden's 29-point performance allowed the Houston Rockets to end their seven-game losing streak Monday with a 100-94 road win over the Charlotte Bobcats. continue reading »

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 »