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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 »

Argentina’s Rainy Season Could Affect Global Grain Prices

Argentina’s Rainy Season Could Affect Global Grain Prices

Christmas rainstorms in Argentina further delayed soy and corn planting, keeping markets guessing about whether the grains powerhouse can produce enough this season to help bring high-flying global food prices down to earth. continue reading »

Only Polar Bear at Buenos Aires Zoo Dies Due to “Excessive Heat”

Only Polar Bear at Buenos Aires Zoo Dies Due to “Excessive Heat”

The Buenos Aires zoo's only polar bear died earlier this week due to the high temperatures that have been affecting the Argentine capital, the zoological park's animal welfare director, Miguel Rivolta, said. continue reading »

Authorities Lift Alert on Copahue Volcano on Chile-Argentina Border

Authorities Lift Alert on Copahue Volcano on Chile-Argentina Border

Activity at the Copahue volcano, which began erupting over the weekend on the Chile-Argentina border, diminished markedly and the red alert issued for the area was lifted, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

ARGENTINA: Woman Plans to Wed Man Convicted of Killing Her Twin Sister

ARGENTINA: Woman Plans to Wed Man Convicted of Killing Her Twin Sister

An Argentina woman's mother believes her daughter is mentally unstable for wanting to marry the man convicted of killing her twin sister. continue reading »

Bystander Killed By Trucker Attempting to Avoid Looters in Argentina

Bystander Killed By Trucker Attempting to Avoid Looters in Argentina

A bystander was killed by a truck driver who tried to avoid a mob of looters in northern Argentina, raising the death toll from the wave of looting in the South American country to three, police told Efe on Sunday. continue reading »

Iraq Denies Interest in Hiring Diego Maradona For National Soccer Team

Iraq Denies Interest in Hiring Diego Maradona For National Soccer Team

Iraq's soccer federation categorically denied any interest in hiring former Argentine great Diego Maradona to coach its national team. continue reading »

Iraq Wants Diego Maradona to Coach the National Soccer Team

Iraq Wants Diego Maradona to Coach the National Soccer Team

Diego Maradona is the leading candidate to become the next coach of Iraq's national soccer team, an Argentine sports executive said Thursday. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Working with UN Children’s Fund to Help End Infant Mortality

Lionel Messi Working with UN Children’s Fund to Help End Infant Mortality

Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi, holder of the new record for most goals in a calendar year, called on Monday for action to end infant mortality. continue reading »

Argentina’s Eduardo Relero Creates Amazing Optical Illusions

Argentina’s Eduardo Relero Creates Amazing Optical Illusions

Often spending as long as two weeks on a piece, Argentinian street artist Eduardo Relero is the artist behind some of the most amazing large-scale optical illusions. continue reading »

U.N. Orders Ghana to Release Argentine Warship

U.N. Orders Ghana to Release Argentine Warship

A U.N. court ordered Ghana on Saturday to release the Argentine frigate Libertad immediately, after being held for two and a half years with its entire crew in the small African country's port of Tema. continue reading »