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Argentine Government Takes Over Train Operator After Deadly Crash

Argentine Government Takes Over Train Operator After Deadly Crash

The Argentine government announced on Tuesday the "temporary and preventive" takeover of commuter rail operator Trenes de Buenos Aires amid harsh criticism by relatives of the victims of the rail accident that left 50 commuters dead here last week. continue reading »

VIRAL: ‘Superman’ Asks For Directions (VIDEO)

VIRAL: ‘Superman’ Asks For Directions (VIDEO)

A video titled "SUPER PIOLA TICO" uploaded by YouTuber chino21867 is starting to go viral, joining the growing number of 'Superman' videos hitting the web recently. continue reading »

Argentina Rush Hour Train Crash Leaves 49 Dead and 600 Injured, Death Count to Rise (VIDEO)

Argentina Rush Hour Train Crash Leaves 49 Dead and 600 Injured, Death Count to Rise (VIDEO)

At least 600 people were injured Wednesday morning when a train crashed and derailed at one of the three busiest stations in Buenos Aires, Argentine officials said. continue reading »

17-Year Old Dies in Argentina After Boyfriend Sets Her on Fire

17-Year Old Dies in Argentina After Boyfriend Sets Her on Fire

A 17-year-old Argentine woman set on fire by her boyfriend died after agonizing for six days in a hospital with burns over 75 percent of her body, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Sean Penn Meets with Pres. Fernandez Kirchner, Agrees Falkland Islands Belong to Argentina

Sean Penn Meets with Pres. Fernandez Kirchner, Agrees Falkland Islands Belong to Argentina

After meeting with Argentina's President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Buenos Aires, actor Sean Penn spoke with reporters about Argentina's ongoing dispute with Britiain over the Falkland Islands. continue reading »

Maradona’s $56 Million Italian Tax Debt is “Persecution” He Says

Maradona’s $56 Million Italian Tax Debt is “Persecution” He Says

Soccer icon Diego Armando Maradona, who enjoyed some of his best years while playing for Napoli, says he has no plans to visit Italy again until he can resolve his quarrel with Italian tax authorities, who claim he owes 40 million euros ($56 million). continue reading »

Argentina Police Arrested for Leaking Corpse Photos of Model Jazmin de Grazia

Argentina Police Arrested for Leaking Corpse Photos of Model Jazmin de Grazia

The Argentine government has fired 11 Federal Police officers for their alleged responsibility in leaking photographs of the corpse of model Jazmin De Grazia that were published earlier this weekend in a Buenos Aires newspaper, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Julio Iglesias to Perform a Number of Concerts in Argentina

Julio Iglesias to Perform a Number of Concerts in Argentina

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias on Sunday will give a free concert in the Argentine city of Tandil, where an audience of some 15,000 is expected, among them Buenos Aires provincial Gov. Daniel Scioli, authorities said. continue reading »

Argentina Investing $300 Million to Improve Roads

Argentina Investing $300 Million to Improve Roads

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $300 million loan to finance the expansion, rehabilitation and improvement of roads in Argentina. continue reading »

Argentina Calls Prince William a “Conquistador” as he Arrives in Falklands with Royal Air Force

Argentina Calls Prince William a “Conquistador” as he Arrives in Falklands with Royal Air Force

Helicopter pilot Prince William is in the Falklands with the Royal Air Force for a six-week military mission and Argentina, not appreciating the RAF’s presence, has taken to calling the newly wed prince a “conquistador." continue reading »

Argentina Ex-Spy Accused by Daughter of Running Sex Ring

Argentina Ex-Spy Accused by Daughter of Running Sex Ring

The daughter of former Argentine intelligence officer Raul Martins will arrive in Mexico this week with evidence that her father is running a sex trafficking ring in the Mexican resort city of Cancun, an activist told Efe Monday. continue reading »

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Returning to Work After Thyroid Surgery

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Returning to Work After Thyroid Surgery

Argentine officials say President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will returned to work this week following a cancer scare that led to the removal of her thyroid earlier this month. continue reading »

Latin American Artists Honored with Oscar Nominations

Latin American Artists Honored with Oscar Nominations

Mexico's Demian Bichir will be in the running for best actor honors here on Feb. 26 when the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out the Oscars. Bichir was nominated for his role in the immigration drama "A Better Life" and will clash for the prize with George Clooney continue reading »

Liberian Grounded Vessel Blocking Argentina’s Main Shipping Port

Liberian Grounded Vessel Blocking Argentina’s Main Shipping Port

A Liberian-flagged vessel that ran aground last Tuesday near the port of Rosario, Argentina's main grain export hub, is blocking some 20 cargo ships from leaving the port, local media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Pregnancy of 11-Year Old Argentinian Girl Renews Debate About Legalizing Abortion in the Country

Pregnancy of 11-Year Old Argentinian Girl Renews Debate About Legalizing Abortion in the Country

The case of a pregnant 11-year-old girl, whose mother asked a court to give her daughter permission to have her pregnancy interrupted - but later unexpectedly dropped the petition - has renewed the controversy in Argentina about legalizing abortion. continue reading »