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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 »

Italy Takes 2-1 Lead Over Argentina in Davis Cup

Italy Takes 2-1 Lead Over Argentina in Davis Cup

Italy snagged a 2-1 lead over Argentina in their first-round Davis Cup tie with a four-set victory in Saturday's doubles. The Italian duo of Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli lost the first set but rallied for a 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-3), continue reading »

Argentine, Ecuadorian State Oil Companies Eye Strategic Partnership

Argentine, Ecuadorian State Oil Companies Eye Strategic Partnership

Argentine Industry Minister Debora Giorgi and the CEO of Ecuadorian state oil company Petroamazonas, Oswaldo Madrid, agreed to make further strides to develop the hydrocarbon industry in both countries, officials said. continue reading »

Argentine Governor Fires Half of Administration Via Youtube

Argentine Governor Fires Half of Administration Via Youtube

The governor of the southern Argentine province of Rio Negro announced the dismissal of half of his administration's political appointees in a YouTube video. continue reading »

Argentine Governor Fires Half of Administration Via Youtube

Argentine Governor Fires Half of Administration Via Youtube

The governor of the southern Argentine province of Rio Negro announced the dismissal of half of his administration's political appointees in a YouTube video. continue reading »

Argentine Tennis Star Del Potro Seeks Treatment of Wrist Injury in U.S.

Argentine Tennis Star Del Potro Seeks Treatment of Wrist Injury in U.S.

Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro traveled to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to consult Dr. Richard Berger about the recurring pain in his left wrist, the tennis player's press chief, Jorge Viale, said. continue reading »

Powerful Storms Leave 13 Dead in Argentina

Powerful Storms Leave 13 Dead in Argentina

The storm that hit the western Argentine province of Catamarca late last week killed at least 13 people and left 12 others missing, the official Telam news agency reported Sunday. continue reading »

Argentine Government to Ease Access to Foreign Currency

Argentine Government to Ease Access to Foreign Currency

Argentina's government announced Friday that it would allow citizens to purchase foreign currency for savings accounts, an easing of restrictions that comes amid the peso's steepest fall against the dollar in more than a decade. continue reading »