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Argentine Bishop Resigns In Light of Beach Photo Scandal

Argentine Bishop Resigns In Light of Beach Photo Scandal

The bishop of the Argentine diocese of Merlo Moreno resigned his post following a scandal over photos showing him with a woman on a Mexican beach, the local press said Saturday. continue reading »

Argentina to Spend $30 Million to Support Family Farms

Argentina to Spend $30 Million to Support Family Farms

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $30 million to Argentina to finance a program to increase incomes more than 2,000 family farms in the provinces of Chaco and Entre Ríos, of which 14 percent are managed by women heads of houshold. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

Woman In Argentina Sleeps Next Her Dead Husband in his Mausoleum

Woman In Argentina Sleeps Next Her Dead Husband in his Mausoleum

When Adriana Villareal’s husband died two years she was understandably devastated, especially because she was out of the country when it happened. But while many may take trips to their loved ones’ burial sites, Adriana has taken things a bit further. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

Daddy Yankee to Perform at Messi’s “Match of the Stars”

Daddy Yankee to Perform at Messi’s “Match of the Stars”

Puerto Rican singer Daddy Yankee will perform Thursday in Bogota during the benefit Match of the Stars, which will donate part of its box office to the Leo Messi Foundation, its representative said. continue reading »

Argentina Police Rescue 20 Sex Slaves from Brothels Most are Dominican

Argentina Police Rescue 20 Sex Slaves from Brothels Most are Dominican

Law enforcement agents staged a series of raids on 35 brothels in Argentina's Cordoba province, rescuing 11 Dominican and nine Paraguayan women, police spokesmen said. continue reading »

U.N. Secretary-General Met With Argentine President Cristina Fernández to Discuss Global Issues

U.N. Secretary-General Met With Argentine President Cristina Fernández to Discuss Global Issues

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a meeting this week with Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández, in which they discussed a range of issues on the global agenda. The issues discussed included the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). The Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom have been engaged in a dispute concerning the sovereignty of the islands, located in the south Atlantic Ocean. continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

Customs Agents Seized 45 Paleontological Artifacts Dating Back Millions of Years

Customs Agents Seized 45 Paleontological Artifacts Dating Back Millions of Years

Customs agents seized 45 paleontological pieces at an airport in western Argentina that were being transported by a private plane that arrived from Colombia, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

Argentine Rocker Charly Garcia Raced to Hospital Mid-concert

Argentine Rocker Charly Garcia Raced to Hospital Mid-concert

Argentine rocker Charly Garcia was admitted early Sunday to a hospital in Cordoba, a city in central Argentina, after suffering health problems at a concert he was giving. continue reading »

Wind Energy Projects to Create 10,000 Jobs in Argentina

Wind Energy Projects to Create 10,000 Jobs in Argentina

The government is working with the private sector to develop wind energy projects in Argentina under a plan that could create 10,000 jobs and produce 1,000 MW of electricity within eight years, the Industry Ministry said. continue reading »

Messi and Argentina Top South America’s 2014 World Cup Qualifiers

Messi and Argentina Top South America’s 2014 World Cup Qualifiers

With a 4-0 win over Ecuador, Lionel Messi and the Argentina ball club trampled Ecuador at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires on Saturday. continue reading »

Evita Peron May Get her Own Currency in Argentina

Evita Peron May Get her Own Currency in Argentina

Argentina may issue special bills bearing the likeness of Eva Duarte to mark the 60th anniversary on July 26 of the death of the famous wife of three-time President Juan Domingo Peron, the press reported Sunday. continue reading »

Argentine University Honors Calle 13’s Cultural Contributions

Argentine University Honors Calle 13’s Cultural Contributions

Puerto Rican urban band Calle 13 has been honored by Argentina's National University of La Plata for its contributions to popular communication and culture, the institution said. continue reading »