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Former Argentine President Convicted of Arms Smuggling

Former Argentine President Convicted of Arms Smuggling

An Argentine federal court on Friday convicted former President Carlos Menem of aggravated smuggling in connection with illegal arms sales during his 1989-1999 tenure, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. continue reading »

Fan in Argentina Dies in Accident en Route to Jonas Bros. Concert

Fan in Argentina Dies in Accident en Route to Jonas Bros. Concert

The Jonas Brothers were visibly shaken by the death of one of their fans over the weekend in Argentina. On Saturday, 15-year-old Sofia Koch was heading to Cordoba to attend what woul continue reading »

Matt Damon, Argentine Wife to Renew Vows at Dream Wedding

Matt Damon, Argentine Wife to Renew Vows at Dream Wedding

Matt Damon and his wife of 7 years, Luciana Barroso, have said they will be renewing their vows to give each other the dream wedding they were unable to have due to Damon’s filming schedule at the time. continue reading »

Soccer Great Diego Maradona in Italy to Deal With $50 Million Tax Bill

Soccer Great Diego Maradona in Italy to Deal With $50 Million Tax Bill

Argentine soccer great and Dubai coach is in Italy to deal with his large tax bill in Italy. While coaching in Italy alleged he racked up a $50 million tax bill that remains unpaid. continue reading »

Union Protestors Disrupt Traffic at Argentine Labor Ministry

Union Protestors Disrupt Traffic at Argentine Labor Ministry

The head of the Argentine truckers union, Hugo Moyano, a former ally of the government and currently one of its main opponents, on Tuesday brought several trucks to the doors of the Labor Ministry to protest a decision by that department against his union. continue reading »

Messi Breaks More Records, Lands 300th Club Goal in Record Time (VIDEO)

Messi Breaks More Records, Lands 300th Club Goal in Record Time (VIDEO)

Lionel Messi is once again showing us why he's considered the best in the world. At just 25, the Argentine striker just hit 300 club goals with Barça in their continue reading »

ARGENTINA: Gov’t Claims Union Boss is Interfering with Food Distribution

ARGENTINA: Gov’t Claims Union Boss is Interfering with Food Distribution

The Argentine government on Monday accused truckers union leader Hugo Moyano of wanting to complicate the nationwide distribution of food. "With this act, Moyano is only (trying) to affect the normal distribution of food. continue reading »

Mother of Former Argentine President and Mother-in-Law to Pres. Cristina Fernandez Mourned

Mother of Former Argentine President and Mother-in-Law to Pres. Cristina Fernandez Mourned

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez interrupted her agenda for two days due to the death of the mother of the head of state's predecessor and late husband, Nestor Kirchner, officials said Monday. continue reading »

BRAZIL OPEN: Nadal Beats Argentine Nalbandian, Grabs Title

BRAZIL OPEN: Nadal Beats Argentine Nalbandian, Grabs Title

Spain's Rafael Nadal beat Argentina's David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3 Sunday in the final of the Brazil Open, notching his first title on the comeback trail from a serious knee injury. continue reading »

Del Potro Becomes Second Argentine to Win Rotterdam, Last Was 1982

Del Potro Becomes Second Argentine to Win Rotterdam, Last Was 1982

Juan Martin del Potro, the No. 2 seed, on Sunday became the second Argentine player to win the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, defeating France's Ju continue reading »

World Press Photo Award Winners Announced

World Press Photo Award Winners Announced

Swede Paul Hansen was announced Friday as the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2012 prize for a shot portraying the desperation of a group of Palestinian men during a funeral procession in Gaza. continue reading »

Federer Knocked Out of Rotterdam, Del Potro Preps for Semifinal

Federer Knocked Out of Rotterdam, Del Potro Preps for Semifinal

France's Julien Benneteau scored the biggest upset of this week's ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, knocking off top seed and world No. 2 Roger Federer 6-3, 7-5 Friday in the quarterfinals. continue reading »

Maradona to Return to Argentina to Meet New Son

Maradona to Return to Argentina to Meet New Son

Argentine soccer icon Diego Armando Maradona said Friday from Dubai that he will be in Buenos Aires soon to "acknowledge" his new son, Diego Fernando, born here this week to the former player's ex-girlfriend. continue reading »

52-Year-Old Grandpa Diego Maradona Is a Father Again

52-Year-Old Grandpa Diego Maradona Is a Father Again

Veronica Ojeda, ex-girlfriend of Diego Armando Maradona, gave birth to the Argentine soccer icon's fourth child, her lawyer said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian, Spanish, Argentine Cities Make List of Happiest Cities

Brazilian, Spanish, Argentine Cities Make List of Happiest Cities

A survey of 10,000 people from 29 countries throughout the world helped create the Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index of the happiest cities in the world. continue reading »