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Messi Honored as Best Player, Best Forward at Spanish Soccer Organization Awards

Messi Honored as Best Player, Best Forward at Spanish Soccer Organization Awards

For the fourth year in a row, Argentine striker Lionel Messi took the laurels for best forward and best player here Tuesday as Spain's LFP professional soccer organization handed out awards for the 2011-2012 season. continue reading »

Chevron Subsidiaries Appeal Asset Embargo in Argentina

Chevron Subsidiaries Appeal Asset Embargo in Argentina

Two Argentine subsidiaries of Chevron Corp. have appealed a court ruling freezing the U.S. oil supermajor's assets in the South American country. continue reading »

Hundreds of Thousands in Argentina Protest Against President Cristina Fernandez

Hundreds of Thousands in Argentina Protest Against President Cristina Fernandez

Hundreds of thousands of Argentines took to the streets in different parts of the country to protest President Cristina Fernandez's policies, a mass demonstration organized on social-networking sites. continue reading »

Chevron’s Assets Frozen by Argentine Court

Chevron’s Assets Frozen by Argentine Court

An Argentine judge has embargoed the assets of U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp. in the South American country, a victory for plaintiffs trying to collect on a $19 billion judgment against the company in Ecuador for environmental damage. continue reading »

Lionel Messi’s Newborn Son Thiago Already Member of Dad’s Hometown Club

Lionel Messi’s Newborn Son Thiago Already Member of Dad’s Hometown Club

The newborn son of FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi is already registered as a member of the Argentine club his dad supported while growing up in Rosario, fans of Newell's Old Boys proclaimed at a match. continue reading »

Colombian Arrested in Argentina Denies Being Drug Lord

Colombian Arrested in Argentina Denies Being Drug Lord

Colombian Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño has denied in statements to Argentine authorities any drug-trafficking ties and said he had been living a "normal life" in a residential area outside Buenos Aires, where he was arrested this week. continue reading »

Soccer Star Messi Welcomes First Child

Soccer Star Messi Welcomes First Child

Thiago Messi Rocuzzo, the first child of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi and Antonella Rocuzzo, was born Friday at Barcelona's USP hospital. continue reading »

Higher Death Toll in Last Week’s Supermarket Collapse in Argentina

Higher Death Toll in Last Week’s Supermarket Collapse in Argentina

The death toll from the collapse last week of the roof of a supermarket in the southwestern Argentine city of Neuquen has risen to seven, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Argentina Supermarket Collapse Results in 5 Deaths and 11 Injured

Argentina Supermarket Collapse Results in 5 Deaths and 11 Injured

Five people died and 11 are missing after the roof of a supermarket in the southwestern Argentine city of Neuquen caved in, officials said Friday. continue reading »

Soccer Fans to Design Messi’s New Cleats in Online Contest

Soccer Fans to Design Messi’s New Cleats in Online Contest

The new cleats of Argentine soccer great and F.C. Barcelona striker Lionel Messi will be designed by fans in an online competition. The three-time FIFA World Player of the Year winner will debut the new footwear in Barcelona's Dec. continue reading »

Soccer Star Maradona Receives Warm Welcome in India

Soccer Star Maradona Receives Warm Welcome in India

Thousands of people thronged the airport in the southern Indian city of Cochi on Tuesday to welcome retired Argentine soccer star Diego Armando Maradona. continue reading »

Luis Miguel Meets President Fernandez in Argentina

Luis Miguel Meets President Fernandez in Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez received Mexican singer Luis Miguel, currently visiting the South American country to give a series of concerts. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Ricardo Darin, Belen Rueda to star in thriller- SEPTIMO

Ricardo Darin, Belen Rueda to star in thriller- SEPTIMO

Argentine star Ricardo Darin and Spain's Belen Rueda will star in "Septimo," a mystery set to begin shooting next month in Buenos Aires, the film's producers said Thursday. The plot revolves around an estranged couple's desperate search for their two children, who mysteriously disappear from the building where their father lives. continue reading »

Porn Star Isabel Sarli Named Argentina Ambassador of Pop Culture

Porn Star Isabel Sarli Named Argentina Ambassador of Pop Culture

Known as the first Argentina woman to appear full nude in a film, 77-year-old soft-core porn star Isabel Sarli has just been named the country’s official ambassador of pop culture. continue reading »