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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 »

Check Out ‘Trakur” Argentine’s New Agricultural  Robot  (VIDEO)

Check Out ‘Trakur” Argentine’s New Agricultural Robot (VIDEO)

Although it may not be the most expensive or complex robot on the market, the new agricultural robot, Trakür, has impressed its owners with its reliability and reasonable price. Trakür, which in the indigenous Mapuche language means, ‘fog’ was designed to aid in promoting automation in Argentina’s agro-business market. continue reading »

Books You Can’t Wait to Read: Argentinean Publisher Uses Ink that Fades Away

Books You Can’t Wait to Read: Argentinean Publisher Uses Ink that Fades Away

An independent book publisher in Argentina has created a line of books you really can't wait to read. Publishing company Ererna Cadencia has teamed up with DRAFTFCB Buenos Aires, an ad agency, and created something very cool (or very annoying if you're a slow reader). continue reading »

Dissatisfied by Brazil-Mexico Agreement, Argentina Suspends Auto-trade Accord

Dissatisfied by Brazil-Mexico Agreement, Argentina Suspends Auto-trade Accord

Argentina announced Tuesday a three-year suspension of the automotive portion of a 2002 economic accord with Mexico, citing the impact on the Argentine auto sector of a side agreement Mexico City signed in March with Brazil. continue reading »

Argentine Bus Crash Kills 12, Injures 48

Argentine Bus Crash Kills 12, Injures 48

The death toll from the accident involving a truck and two buses in the southern Argentine province of Chubut is officially at 12, with the majority of the victims members of the border patrol, police spokesmen said. continue reading »

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 »