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Argentine Marine Biologists Investigate Dead Sperm Whale

Argentine Marine Biologists Investigate Dead Sperm Whale

A 16-meter (52-foot) sperm whale weighing between 30 and 40 tons was found dead on a beach in El Condor, a city in the Patagonian province of Rio Negro, Argentine environmental officials told Efe. continue reading »

Messi Leads Argentina to 1-0 Victory Over Iran

Messi Leads Argentina to 1-0 Victory Over Iran

Lionel Messi curled a long-distance shot into the top-left corner of the goal in stoppage time to give Argentina a 1-0 victory here Saturday over Iran in Group F action and send the South American squad into the World Cup's knockout stage. continue reading »

Argentine Conductor Barenboim Celebrates 50 Years With Berlin Philharmonic

Argentine Conductor Barenboim Celebrates 50 Years With Berlin Philharmonic

Argentine-Israeli conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim on Wednesday celebrated the 50th anniversary of his first appearance with the Berlin Philharmonic. continue reading »

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Argentina’s Appeal on Bond Debt

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Argentina’s Appeal on Bond Debt

The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to hear the Argentine government's challenge to lower court rulings ordering Buenos Aires to pay $1.3 billion to a group of hedge funds led by New York-based Elliott Management Corp.'s NML Capital Ltd unit. continue reading »

REPORT:  Argentine Authorities Locate 1,400 Clandestine Landing Srips Used by Narcos

REPORT:  Argentine Authorities Locate 1,400 Clandestine Landing Srips Used by Narcos

Authorities have identified 1,400 clandestine landing strips used by smugglers to move drugs into northern Argentina, Security Secretary Sergio Berni said Monday. continue reading »

Argentina’s Vice President Proclaims Innocence as Corruption Trial Begins

Argentina’s Vice President Proclaims Innocence as Corruption Trial Begins

Surrounded by hundreds of government supporters, Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou on Monday proclaimed his innocence before testifying as a potential defendant in a corruption case. continue reading »

Study: Poverty Tops 30 Percent in Suburbs of Buenos Aires

Study: Poverty Tops 30 Percent in Suburbs of Buenos Aires

Nearly 31 percent of the people in suburban Buenos Aires are living in poverty and six out of every 100 residents are indigent, media outlets said Thursday, citing a new study from the Universidad Catolica Argentina. continue reading »

Argentine in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant Finds Long-Lost Dad Via Facebook

Argentine in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant Finds Long-Lost Dad Via Facebook

An Argentine woman suffering from leukemia used Facebook to find her father after nearly two decades without contact so that bone marrow donation tests can be performed on him, media outlets said Wednesday. continue reading »

12 Year Old Gives Birth in Argentina

12 Year Old Gives Birth in Argentina

A 12-year-old Argentine girl has given birth and both she and her baby, which weighed 2.4 kilos (5 lbs., 5 oz.), are in good health, physicians at a hospital in the north-central city of Cordoba said Tuesday. continue reading »

Pope Says Letter to Argentine Government is Authentic

Pope Says Letter to Argentine Government is Authentic

Pope Francis telephoned the Argentine envoy to the Vatican on Friday to ask that he "officially" ratify to the government of Cristina Fernandez the authenticity of the message he sent on the occasion of Argentina's Independence Day. continue reading »

Vatican Spokesman: Letter Sent to Argentine President from Pope is Fake

Vatican Spokesman: Letter Sent to Argentine President from Pope is Fake

An Argentine bishop who is a close associate of Pope Francis, said Thursday that the letter the pontiff allegedly sent recently to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, and the contents of which were made public on Thursday by the Buenos Aires government, is a fake. continue reading »

Police Bust “Narco-Pizzeria” in Argentina

Police Bust “Narco-Pizzeria” in Argentina

Argentine police on Wednesday busted a band of drug traffickers who sold marijuana and cocaine at a "narco-pizzeria," hiding the illegal merchandise in the food and alerting their drug customers to that fact by using the name of actress Dolores Fonzi, authorities said. continue reading »

Farmer Discovers World’s Biggest Dinosaur in Argentina

Farmer Discovers World’s Biggest Dinosaur in Argentina

A farm worker in Argentina discovered the remains of a dinosaur weighing 100 tons, which makes it the largest specimen in the world found up to now according to researchers' calculations, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Bolivia Increases Natgas Exports to Argentina

Bolivia Increases Natgas Exports to Argentina

Bolivia began increasing its natural gas shipments to Argentina this month ahead of the Southern Hemisphere winter and has the capacity to meet potential demand of 19 million cubic meters (670 million cubic feet) per day, state-owned energy firm YPFB said. continue reading »

Argentine Film ’ Relatos Salvajes’ Vies for Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival

Argentine Film ’ Relatos Salvajes’ Vies for Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival

Argentine films are looking to give a Latin American flavor to the 67th Cannes Film Festival, where Damian Szifron's feature film "Relatos Salvajes" will be vying for the Palme d'Or, while Lisandro Alonso's "Jauja" will compete in the Un Certain Regard section. continue reading »