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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 »

ARGENTINA: 10 Police Officers Charged With Raping a Teen Boy

ARGENTINA: 10 Police Officers Charged With Raping a Teen Boy

Ten police officers were arrested Friday in the southern Argentine province of Chubut on charges of raping a 16-year-boy, authorities said. The arrests of the officers from th continue reading »

Argentina Soccer Hooligans Storm Hospital, Enraged by Death of One of Their Own

Argentina Soccer Hooligans Storm Hospital, Enraged by Death of One of Their Own

An Argentina hospital was overrun by a group of soccer hooligans looking for a patient accused of killing a member of their group. Thursday, at least a dozen soccer hooligans associated continue reading »

Vice President of Paraguay Assures Country  ‘Gifting’ Energy to Argentina

Vice President of Paraguay Assures Country ‘Gifting’ Energy to Argentina

Federico Franco, Vice President of Paraguay, maintains that the expansion of Yacyretá, a binational dam and hydroelectric power plant, will depend on the annulment of debt with Buenos Aires as well as business with Uruguay. continue reading »

Picasso’s “Cabeza de Mujer” Stolen from National Gallery in Greece

Picasso’s “Cabeza de Mujer” Stolen from National Gallery in Greece

Pablo Picasso's painting "Cabeza de mujer" (Woman's Head) was stolen early Monday from the National Gallery in Athens, Greek media reported. The museum has not identified the continue reading »

Argentine Teacher Found Murdered after Missing for 10 Days

Argentine Teacher Found Murdered after Missing for 10 Days

Argentine police on Sunday found the lifeless body of Silvia Prigent, a teacher who had gone missing 10 days ago, authorities said. continue reading »

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez  Home from Hospital with Good News: No Cancer

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Home from Hospital with Good News: No Cancer

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez left hospital Saturday and returned to her official residence in Buenos Aires with wonderful news - following her thyroid operation, doctors reversed her diagnosis for cancer. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Now a Smoke-Free City

Buenos Aires Now a Smoke-Free City

Buenos Aires, starting Thursday, is now a smoke-free city after the entry into force of an ordinance prohibiting smoking in closed areas, such as bars, restaurants and rooms where the public gathers. continue reading »

Fighting Forest Fire, Argentine Pilot Survives Crash

Fighting Forest Fire, Argentine Pilot Survives Crash

The pilot of a plane being used to fight a forest fire in Chubut, a province in Argentina's Patagonia region, survived a crash on Wednesday, officials said. Firefighters found the pilot, continue reading »

JUST IN: Cancer Removal Surgery a Success for Argentine President, Cristina Fernandez Now Awake

JUST IN: Cancer Removal Surgery a Success for Argentine President, Cristina Fernandez Now Awake

Government officials from Argentina are announcing that President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner has successfully completed thyroid cancer removal surgery. continue reading »

Wife is Sole Suspect After Argentine Governor Dies From Gunshot to the Face

Wife is Sole Suspect After Argentine Governor Dies From Gunshot to the Face

Susana Freydoz is the sole suspect being investigated in connection with the death of her husband, Rio Negro Gov. Carlos Soria, who was shot in the face after a New Year's Eve party, an Argentine prosecutor said Monday. continue reading »

Czech Man Tried Smuggle 247 Live Animals on Plane from Argentina to Spain

Czech Man Tried Smuggle 247 Live Animals on Plane from Argentina to Spain

A Czech man believed to be involved in an exotic species smuggling was arrested at an Argentina airport while trying to board a flight to Madrid with nearly 250 animals in his luggage continue reading »

Death of Argentine Government Official Ivan Heyn Likely Due to Sexual Asphyxia

Death of Argentine Government Official Ivan Heyn Likely Due to Sexual Asphyxia

Argentine government official Ivan Heyn was found dead in his hotel room December 20th. While in Uruguay for the MERCOSUR summit, Heyn was found dead continue reading »

Bank Robbers in Argentina Leave With 2 Bags of Letters, No Money

Bank Robbers in Argentina Leave With 2 Bags of Letters, No Money

Seven armed assailants wearing masks stormed a bank in the Argentine capital on Thursday, but walked out only with two sacks of letters. continue reading »