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UN: Increasing Argentina’s Maize Exports Will Alleviate Pressure on International Markets

UN: Increasing Argentina’s Maize Exports Will Alleviate Pressure on International Markets

Argentina’s announcement that it would export an additional 2.75 million tonnes of maize this year will help ease tight international markets, the United Nations food agency said today, adding that while this is a welcome measure, countries must remain vigilante to avoid a global food crisis. continue reading »

IDB Loan Will Provide 500,000 With Cleaner Drinking Water in Argentina

IDB Loan Will Provide 500,000 With Cleaner Drinking Water in Argentina

A $500 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help finance a program to provide 516,000 people in northern Argentina access to improved wastewater treatment services. continue reading »

Aaron Diaz and Lola Ponce Celebrate Their Success, Pregnancy in New York

Aaron Diaz and Lola Ponce Celebrate Their Success, Pregnancy in New York

Actors and singers Aaron Diaz and Lola Ponce exude happiness these days in New York in expectation of their first baby and professional success with their new projects. continue reading »

Argentina and Chevron Sign Hydrocarbon Development Deal

Argentina and Chevron Sign Hydrocarbon Development Deal

Argentine state-run oil firm YPF and U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding to "explore non-conventional hydrocarbon development opportunities" in the massive Vaca Muerta shale formation, YPF said in a statement Friday. continue reading »

President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

U.S. President Barack Obama denied Thursday - contrary to what many of his critics contend - that he has neglected Latin America and said that his administration has been "very aggressive" in trying to broaden relations with the region. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

The 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) covers 144 major and emerging economies. The report assesses the ability of countries to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. Scoring a variety of indicators out of a possible 7 points, below is a sampling of where LatAm ranked globally. continue reading »

Creative New Site Based Out of Argentina, Opens to the World - Explore the World of Mural.ly

Creative New Site Based Out of Argentina, Opens to the World - Explore the World of Mural.ly

Earlier this week, Buenos Aires-based Mural.ly (Murally) opened up the private beta of there website to the world to allow feedback from more people to “keep improving our experience.” continue reading »

Madrid’s Radamel Falcao Continues to Score

Madrid’s Radamel Falcao Continues to Score

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo get all the attention when discussing the best soccer player in the world. They are clearly the best players who ply their trade in Spain’s La Liga, but there is fast riser who should be at least mentioned in the discussion. continue reading »

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

As the XVI Annual CAF Conference came to a close, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter called for stronger relations between the U.S. and Latin America, and regretted that the U.S. "is not doing enough as a major country to bring peace and harmony, trade and commerce, and understanding and basic human rights to the people in Latin America." continue reading »

Andy Roddick Finishes Tennis Career with a Defeat by Argentina’s Del Potro

Andy Roddick Finishes Tennis Career with a Defeat by Argentina’s Del Potro

Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open with a 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-4 win here Wednesday over Andy Roddick, a victory that sent the American into retirement. continue reading »

Argentina’s Aconcagua Mountain Taller than Originally Thought

Argentina’s Aconcagua Mountain Taller than Originally Thought

Aconcagua mountain, known as the "roof" of America, has a new official height of 6,980.8 meters (22,822 feet), a measurement slightly higher than it had more than 50 years ago, researchers said Monday. continue reading »

Latin Love:  Former SC Governor Mark Sanford Engaged to Argentine ‘Soul Mate’

Latin Love:  Former SC Governor Mark Sanford Engaged to Argentine ‘Soul Mate’

CNN is reporting that the former Governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford has proposed to his Argentine mistress, Maria Belen Chapur in Buenos Aires. Argentine media is reporting the engagement happened last Wednesday at the Bella Italia Grill. continue reading »

Argentine Soccer Team Pennant Made a Trip to the Moon with Neil Armstrong

Argentine Soccer Team Pennant Made a Trip to the Moon with Neil Armstrong

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died earlier this weekend, carried a pennant belonging to Argentina's Independiente de Avellaneda on his history-making 1969 trip to the Moon. continue reading »

Argentine Legislators Promote Bill to Combat Domestic Violence

Argentine Legislators Promote Bill to Combat Domestic Violence

Two Argentine senators presented bills on Monday to combat domestic violence that include the so-called "supporting accusation" so that third parties or anyone else involved in a situation of violence can report it. continue reading »

IACHR Commends Effort to Identify Child Abducted 34 Years Ago During Dictatorship in Argentina

IACHR Commends Effort to Identify Child Abducted 34 Years Ago During Dictatorship in Argentina

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) salutes the recovery of the identity of Pablo Javier Gaona Miranda, 34 years old, son of Ricardo Gaona Paiva and María Rosa Miranda, who were kidnapped by the military dictatorship in Argentina and continue to be disappeared until this date. continue reading »