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Proposed Changes to Buenos Aires Fabled ‘Avenida 9 de Julio’ Meet with Protests

Proposed Changes to Buenos Aires Fabled ‘Avenida 9 de Julio’ Meet with Protests

The Buenos Aires city government's plan to change the appearance of Avenida 9 de Julio, one of the widest avenues in the world, to accommodate special bus lanes has stirred protests in the Argentine capital. continue reading »

Boca Juniors Welcomes Back Riquelme

Boca Juniors Welcomes Back Riquelme

Midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme has agreed to return to Boca Juniors seven months after he abandoned the team, the club said Friday. continue reading »

Latest Project by Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Juan Jose Campanella is the Animated “Futbolin”

Latest Project by Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Juan Jose Campanella is the Animated “Futbolin”

The rematch of a game of "Futbolin" (table soccer) played years ago by two little boys turns into a fight for honor, love and the future of a village in the latest film by Argentine Juan Jose Campanella, which is also his first foray into animation. continue reading »

Argentina Freezing Supermarket Chains’ Prices for Two Months

Argentina Freezing Supermarket Chains’ Prices for Two Months

Argentina's major supermarket chains reached agreement with the government to freeze prices for two months, the head of the association representing the retail giants told Efe Monday. continue reading »

Petrobras Sells Stakes in Edesur Worth $35 Million

Petrobras Sells Stakes in Edesur Worth $35 Million

Petrobras Argentina, the Argentine unit of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, said it was selling two companies that together have a 48.5 percent stake in the holding company that controls electric utility Edesur. continue reading »

NGO Launches Campaign to Save 500,000 Slave Laborers in Argentina

NGO Launches Campaign to Save 500,000 Slave Laborers in Argentina

The non-governmental organization La Alameda has launched a campaign against slave labor in Argentina, alleging that 200 years after the foundation was laid for the abolition of slavery in the South American nation, the practice had "changed form" and affected nearly 500,000 people. continue reading »

Michael Bublé and Argentine Wife, Luisana Lopilato, Expecting Baby!

Michael Bublé and Argentine Wife, Luisana Lopilato, Expecting Baby!

Crooner Michael Bublé and his Argentinian wife, Luisana Lopilato, recently announced they are expected On January 24, Lopilato, affectionately known as Lu, posted a video on her YouTube continue reading »

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 »