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12 Year Old Gives Birth in Argentina

12 Year Old Gives Birth in Argentina

A 12-year-old Argentine girl has given birth and both she and her baby, which weighed 2.4 kilos (5 lbs., 5 oz.), are in good health, physicians at a hospital in the north-central city of Cordoba said Tuesday. continue reading »

Pope Says Letter to Argentine Government is Authentic

Pope Says Letter to Argentine Government is Authentic

Pope Francis telephoned the Argentine envoy to the Vatican on Friday to ask that he "officially" ratify to the government of Cristina Fernandez the authenticity of the message he sent on the occasion of Argentina's Independence Day. continue reading »

Vatican Spokesman: Letter Sent to Argentine President from Pope is Fake

Vatican Spokesman: Letter Sent to Argentine President from Pope is Fake

An Argentine bishop who is a close associate of Pope Francis, said Thursday that the letter the pontiff allegedly sent recently to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, and the contents of which were made public on Thursday by the Buenos Aires government, is a fake. continue reading »

Police Bust “Narco-Pizzeria” in Argentina

Police Bust “Narco-Pizzeria” in Argentina

Argentine police on Wednesday busted a band of drug traffickers who sold marijuana and cocaine at a "narco-pizzeria," hiding the illegal merchandise in the food and alerting their drug customers to that fact by using the name of actress Dolores Fonzi, authorities said. continue reading »

Farmer Discovers World’s Biggest Dinosaur in Argentina

Farmer Discovers World’s Biggest Dinosaur in Argentina

A farm worker in Argentina discovered the remains of a dinosaur weighing 100 tons, which makes it the largest specimen in the world found up to now according to researchers' calculations, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Bolivia Increases Natgas Exports to Argentina

Bolivia Increases Natgas Exports to Argentina

Bolivia began increasing its natural gas shipments to Argentina this month ahead of the Southern Hemisphere winter and has the capacity to meet potential demand of 19 million cubic meters (670 million cubic feet) per day, state-owned energy firm YPFB said. continue reading »

Argentine Film ’ Relatos Salvajes’ Vies for Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival

Argentine Film ’ Relatos Salvajes’ Vies for Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival

Argentine films are looking to give a Latin American flavor to the 67th Cannes Film Festival, where Damian Szifron's feature film "Relatos Salvajes" will be vying for the Palme d'Or, while Lisandro Alonso's "Jauja" will compete in the Un Certain Regard section. continue reading »

Traffic Accident near San Pedro Argentina Leaves 9 Dead

Traffic Accident near San Pedro Argentina Leaves 9 Dead

An accident Friday involving two cars and a motorcycle left nine people dead, Argentine official news agency Telam said, citing police. continue reading »

International Consortium to Building Airport Serving Travel to Machu Picchu

International Consortium to Building Airport Serving Travel to Machu Picchu

A consortium made up of Peru's Andino Investment Holding and Argentina's Corporacion America has been awarded a 40-year concession for an airport that will serve Peru's southeastern Cuzco region, ProInversion, the Andean nation's private investment promotion agency, said. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Favela Residents Go on Hunger Strike Demanding Better Living Conditions

Buenos Aires Favela Residents Go on Hunger Strike Demanding Better Living Conditions

Residents of shantytowns in the Argentine capital on Monday began a hunger strike at a tent set up downtown to demand improvements for their neighborhoods. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Argentine Authorities Bust Designer Drug Ring

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Argentine Authorities Bust Designer Drug Ring

Argentine security forces busted a band that sold designer drugs in Buenos Aires in an operation in which they seized 50,000 Ecstasy tablets and $500,000 in cash, Argentina's security secretary said Monday. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Zoo Introduces White Bengal Tiger Triplets to the World

Buenos Aires Zoo Introduces White Bengal Tiger Triplets to the World

The Buenos Aires Zoo has put its white Bengal tiger triplets, who were born three months ago, on display, officials at the Argentine wildlife park said. continue reading »

Argentine Police Rescue Teen Who Spent 9 Years Locked in a Garage

Argentine Police Rescue Teen Who Spent 9 Years Locked in a Garage

A 15-year-old girl was rescued Wednesday after spending nine years locked in a garage, being fed only brewer's yeast, bread and water, and bearing signs of physical violence, Argentine police said. continue reading »

General Strike Cripples Argentina

General Strike Cripples Argentina

Unions opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's government brought the country to a standstill with a general strike on Thursday, while the administration said militants were preventing people from going to work. continue reading »

Mexico Agrees to Boost Trade, Investment with Argentina

Mexico Agrees to Boost Trade, Investment with Argentina

Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo and Argentine Industry Ministry Debora Giorgi have agreed to promote bilateral trade, especially in the automotive industry, officials said. continue reading »