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Argentina Narrowly Misses the Podium in Men’s Basketball

Argentina Narrowly Misses the Podium in Men’s Basketball

Russia went back to the Olympic podium to receive a medal - a bronze - in men's basketball after defeating Argentina 81-77 thanks to the excellent play of Andrei Kirilenko and, in particular, Alexey Shved. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

Argentina Grabs it’s First Gold of 2012 Olympics in Taekwondo

Argentina Grabs it’s First Gold of 2012 Olympics in Taekwondo

Sebastian Crismanich brought Argentina its first gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics with a win Friday in the men's under-80kg taekwondo final. continue reading »

Argentina Eliminates Price Control on Natural Gas, Price Rises 300 Percent

Argentina Eliminates Price Control on Natural Gas, Price Rises 300 Percent

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has announced plans for a 300 percent hike in natural gas wellhead prices, an increase aimed at spurring greater investment in that sector. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Argentina Takes Home Bronze in Men’s Sailing

OLYMPICS: Argentina Takes Home Bronze in Men’s Sailing

Argentina's Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente picked up the bronze medal here Friday in the men's two-hander 470 sailing class at the London Olympics. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Argentina Women’s Field Hockey Team Falls to the Dutch in Finals

OLYMPICS 2012: Argentina Women’s Field Hockey Team Falls to the Dutch in Finals

A 2-0 loss to the Netherlands here Friday in the women's field hockey final of the 2012 London Olympics left the Argentine squad with its second silver medal in 12 years. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Argentina Takes Out Brazil, Advancing to the Semifinals

OLYMPICS: Argentina Takes Out Brazil, Advancing to the Semifinals

Argentina advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic men's basketball tournament with an 82-77 victory here Wednesday over Brazil at the North Greenwich Arena. continue reading »

Olympic 2012 Basketball Players Busy Giving Crotch Shots

Olympic 2012 Basketball Players Busy Giving Crotch Shots

Monday’s basketball game saw U.S. play Argentina and it was a dirty game with a lot of elbowing and shoving allegations coming from both sides. The Argentines accused Chris Paul, of the Los Angeles Clippers, punching Facundo Campazzo and Campazzo was accused of elbowing Antony in the groin and not apologizing. continue reading »

Herbicide Used on Argentina Soy Bean Crops May be Causing Birth Defects, Miscarriages

Herbicide Used on Argentina Soy Bean Crops May be Causing Birth Defects, Miscarriages

Pesticides and herbicides being used on Argentina’s genetically modified soy crops are believed to be behind the health issues many in the surrounding areas are experience. continue reading »

Argentine Train Derailment Leaves at Least 30 Injured

Argentine Train Derailment Leaves at Least 30 Injured

At least 30 people were injured when a train derailed Monday at the entrance to the Retiro station, one of the main stations in Buenos Aires, where more than 50 people were killed in a railway accident at another station in February, Argentine officials said. continue reading »

17 Charged With Practicing Paranormal Medicine in Argentina Without a License & a Kilo of Coke

17 Charged With Practicing Paranormal Medicine in Argentina Without a License & a Kilo of Coke

Seventeen Colombians were arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license in Argentina, the official Telam news agency reported, citing police. The arrests were made during searches of four buildings in Buenos Aires. The suspects allegedly belonged to a center that provided people with treatments and medicines, the Metropolitan Police said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

Telefonica to Invest $980 M to Expand Presence, Services in Argentina

Telefonica to Invest $980 M to Expand Presence, Services in Argentina

Spanish telecoms group Telefonica said Wednesday it will invest 4.5 billion pesos ($980.3 million) this year in Argentina, focusing those expenditures on network deployment, expansion of its subscriber base and the launch of new digital services. continue reading »

Argentina and Venezuela Form “Strategic” Oil Alliance

Argentina and Venezuela Form “Strategic” Oil Alliance

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez and Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez signed an agreement in Brasilia forming a "strategic alliance" between their respective state oil companies, YPF and PDVSA. continue reading »

Argentina Men’s Basketball Team Suffers Loss to France in 2012 Olympics

Argentina Men’s Basketball Team Suffers Loss to France in 2012 Olympics

After shining in its opening 2012 Olympics match against Lithuania, the Argentine men's basketball squad looked ragged here Tuesday in a 71-64 loss to France. continue reading »