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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 »

Argentina Sets Record for Longest Salami in the Americas

Argentina Sets Record for Longest Salami in the Americas

Argentina now holds the record for making the longest salami in the Americas, after presenting a spicy sausage 16 meters (52 feet) long and weighing 45 kilos (100 pounds) at a festival in the town of Tandil in Buenos Aires province, the organizers told Efe. continue reading »

Argentina Mourns Deaths of 9 Firefighters in Warehouse Fire

Argentina Mourns Deaths of 9 Firefighters in Warehouse Fire

The Argentine government declared two national days of mourning Wednesday following a warehouse fire in the southern section of Buenos Aires that left nine emergency services workers dead and seven others seriously injured, officials said. continue reading »

Warehouse Fire Takes Lives of 5 Firefighters in Argentina

Warehouse Fire Takes Lives of 5 Firefighters in Argentina

At least five firefighters died Wednesday while trying to extinguish a blaze at a warehouse in a neighborhood in the southern section of Buenos Aires, Argentine officials said. continue reading »

Robbers Take $12,500 From Cathedral in Buenos Aires

Robbers Take $12,500 From Cathedral in Buenos Aires

Thieves burst inside an office of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral complex and made off with 100,000 pesos ($12,500), the Argentine press reported Saturday. continue reading »

YPF Purchases Petrobras Stake in Argentine Oil Block

YPF Purchases Petrobras Stake in Argentine Oil Block

Argentine state-controlled oil company YPF said it acquired the stake it did not already own in a block in the country's western region from Brazilian energy giant Petrobras. continue reading »