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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 »

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina:  Monkeys Being Treated for Depression

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina:  Monkeys Being Treated for Depression

Black howler monkeys at an Argentine ecological park have been suffering depression following the death of two of the oldest females in the group and had to be given medication because they refused to eat, the press reported. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

The Global Innovation Index (GII), a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. Globally, Latin America ranked between 39 and 118 (out of 141). continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spain, Argentina, Brazil Looking to Outshine U.S. on Basketball Court

OLYMPICS: Spain, Argentina, Brazil Looking to Outshine U.S. on Basketball Court

The Spanish, Argentine and Brazilian Olympic men's basketball squads will all be battling for podium spots and looking to pull off a huge upset over a powerful U.S. team, which is filled with NBA stars and is the clear gold medal favorite at the London Games. continue reading »

Argentina Unveils New Currency Bearing Eva Peron’s Face

Argentina Unveils New Currency Bearing Eva Peron’s Face

Last month, it was announced that Argentina was planning to issue special bills bearing the likeness of Eva Peron, whose full name is Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, widely known as Evita. continue reading »

Olympics 2012:  Can Argentina or Spain Beat Team USA in Men’s Basketball?

Olympics 2012:  Can Argentina or Spain Beat Team USA in Men’s Basketball?

Two teams that will be the biggest competition for the star-studded USA men’s basketball team are Argentina and Spain. continue reading »

Soccer Great Maradona Says Boca Doesn’t Need Him

Soccer Great Maradona Says Boca Doesn’t Need Him

Argentine soccer icon Diego Maradona, recently cut loose as manager by Dubai's Al Wasl, said former club Boca Juniors has no need for him at the helm. continue reading »

Uncertain Future for Historic Buenos Aires Zoo

Uncertain Future for Historic Buenos Aires Zoo

The Buenos Aires zoo, listed as a national historic monument for its Victorian pavilions, is facing an uncertain future after the attempt by the capital government to sell it to the highest bidder, a move that was stopped in the courts by the opposition at the last moment. continue reading »

Nightclub Owner Sentenced to 4.5 Years for Deadly Fire

Nightclub Owner Sentenced to 4.5 Years for Deadly Fire

The owner of an Argentine discotheque where 193 people died more than seven years ago in a fire was sentenced here Friday to 4 1/2 years in prison. continue reading »

City in Peru Named ‘Time+Leisure’ Magazine’s Top City in Latin America

City in Peru Named ‘Time+Leisure’ Magazine’s Top City in Latin America

Each year, Travel+Leisure magazine rate the best cities in Latin America and this year a Peruvian city moved up the list to take the top spot. Coming in at number two on last year’s list, the city of Cusco climbed to the top of continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Argentina on Your 196th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Argentina on Your 196th Year of Independence

Today, all of Argentina is celebrating and rejoicing its 196-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the region with disease. continue reading »

Chayanne and Marc Anthony to Reunite in Argentina

Chayanne and Marc Anthony to Reunite in Argentina

Latin pop stars Chayanne and Marc Anthony will perform together in concert at Velez Stadium in Buenos Aires on Oct. 20. continue reading »

Argentine Junta Leader Sentenced to 50 years for His Role in Baby-Stealing Scheme

Argentine Junta Leader Sentenced to 50 years for His Role in Baby-Stealing Scheme

Former junta leader Jorge Rafael Videla was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in prison for his part in a systematic plan to steal children from political prisoners during Argentina's 1976-1983 military regime. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »