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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 »

Argentine Artist Marta Minujin Marries Art for 70th Birthday

Argentine Artist Marta Minujin Marries Art for 70th Birthday

The Argentine conceptual artist known as the Andy Warhol of Buenos Aires recently celebrated her birthday in an interesting way. Marta Minujin held her 70th birthday party at continue reading »

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 »