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Argentina Reports Blast at Oil Depot Injures 14

Argentina Reports Blast at Oil Depot Injures 14

State-controlled oil company YPF said an explosion at a tank farm in the western Argentine province of Mendoza injured 14 people. Media reports, however, said 17 people were injured in Saturday's explosion. continue reading »

In Argentine Shanties, Priests Live Like the Sheep They Shepherd

In Argentine Shanties, Priests Live Like the Sheep They Shepherd

The doors used to stay shuttered on Our Lady of the Miracle chapel in a shantytown on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, opening only on Saturdays for catechism classes and Sundays for a single, sparsely attended service. continue reading »

Lack of Personal Security: Number One Concern of Argentines

Lack of Personal Security: Number One Concern of Argentines

The head of the Argentine Cabinet, Jorge Capitanich, admitted on Sunday that the growing lack of security in the country has become "a problem," although he added that an increase in resources for the security forces "is not the best way to fight it." continue reading »

Argentine Police Officer Kills 2, Wounds 15 in Night Club

Argentine Police Officer Kills 2, Wounds 15 in Night Club

A policeman gunned down two people, one of them a police force superintendent, and wounded another 15 at a discotheque in the town of Naschel in the central Argentine province of San Luis, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Infamous Argentine Drug Queenpin is Arrested

Infamous Argentine Drug Queenpin is Arrested

Police in the central Argentine province of San Luis arrested reputed drug boss Yaquelina "La Yaqui" Vargas in connection with death threats against journalists in neighboring Mendoza province, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Argentina Thanks Spain, Mexico for Assisting with Repsol Agreement

Argentina Thanks Spain, Mexico for Assisting with Repsol Agreement

Argentina's government on Thursday thanked Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto for the "very positive" role they played in helping it reach an agreement with Spanish oil company Repsol on compensation for the takeover of its former unit, YPF. continue reading »

Experts in Argentina Discover Why Canaries Sing

Experts in Argentina Discover Why Canaries Sing

A team of Argentine researchers has found that canaries' songs are created in different interconnected regions of the brain, a discovery that could lead to advances in research on the mechanisms that control human speech, scientists told Efe. continue reading »

Argentina Looks to Discuss Pascua Lama Mining Project with New Chilean President

Argentina Looks to Discuss Pascua Lama Mining Project with New Chilean President

Argentina wants to have talks with Chile's new government on the stalled binational Pascua Lama mining project, Mining Secretary Jorge Mayoral said. continue reading »

Argentina Construction Union Dispute Turns Violent

Argentina Construction Union Dispute Turns Violent

One person was shot dead Tuesday and another four were wounded in a shootout between rival factions of Argentina's UOCRA construction union, doctors said. continue reading »

Experts Find New Remains of 18th Century Ship in South Argentina

Experts Find New Remains of 18th Century Ship in South Argentina

An international research team has discovered new fragments of the Spanish ship La Purisima Concepcion, shipwrecked in 1765 on the coast of the southern Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Cristina Fernandez Calls for Argentina-Brazil Auto Alliance

President Cristina Fernandez said in an address to Congress that Argentina would benefit from the formation of a strategic alliance with Brazil in the automotive industry. continue reading »

Argentina to Begin Charging for .Ar Web Domains

Argentina to Begin Charging for .Ar Web Domains

The Argentine government will begin charging for the use of Internet domain names ending with .Ar, according to an item published Friday in the official gazette. continue reading »

Another Argentine Firefighter Dies from Warehouse Fire

Another Argentine Firefighter Dies from Warehouse Fire

A volunteer firefighter who had been hospitalized after the blaze two weeks ago at a warehouse in Buenos Aires died Monday, bringing to 10 the number of fatalities in the tragedy that has shocked the Argentine public. continue reading »

Argentine Doctors Calls President’s Test Results “Satisfactory”

Argentine Doctors Calls President’s Test Results “Satisfactory”

Doctors detected no problems during a routine follow-up examination of President Cristina Fernandez four months after she underwent surgery to drain blood from her skull, the Argentine government said Friday. continue reading »

Arturo the Polar Bear to Remain in Argentine Zoo

Arturo the Polar Bear to Remain in Argentine Zoo

The future of Arturo the polar bear, one of the main attractions at the zoo in the Argentine province of Mendoza, is no longer a mystery. A medical board decided that, because of his advanced age and the fragile state of his health, it is not advisable to move him anywhere. continue reading »