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Argentine Soccer Star Osvaldo Ardiles Involved in Car Accident

Argentine Soccer Star Osvaldo Ardiles Involved in Car Accident

Former Argentine professional soccer player Osvaldo Ardiles is recovering from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in the Falkland Islands, where he was filming a documentary for an international sports network, media reports said Tuesday. continue reading »

REPORT:  Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Expanding Her Real Estate Holdings in Patagonia

REPORT:  Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Expanding Her Real Estate Holdings in Patagonia

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez will expand her hotel holdings in the Patagonian municipality of El Calafate by building a new hotel, the fourth she owns in that southern tourist town, the daily Clarin reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Armored Car Heist in Argentina Leaves One Dead, Six Wounded Included Three Pregnant Women

Armored Car Heist in Argentina Leaves One Dead, Six Wounded Included Three Pregnant Women

One person was killed and six others - including three pregnant women - were wounded Monday when armed men tried to steal an armored car at a bank in suburban Buenos Aires, Argentine authorities said. continue reading »

Argentine Gov’t Rules Out Military Role in Drug Enforcement

Argentine Gov’t Rules Out Military Role in Drug Enforcement

The Argentine government on Friday categorically rejected proposals from two prominent politicians to use the armed forces to deal with drug trafficking and an accompanying increase in drug-related violence. continue reading »

Renowned Argentine Poet Juan Gelman Dies, Age 83

Renowned Argentine Poet Juan Gelman Dies, Age 83

Renowned Argentine poet Juan Gelman died at his residence in Mexico City, people close to the family told Efe. He was 83. "He died peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family ... of an illness called myelodysplastic syndrome," said a relative who spoke on condition of anonymity. continue reading »

STUDY:  Overwhelming Majority of Argentines are Politically Active and Engaged

STUDY:  Overwhelming Majority of Argentines are Politically Active and Engaged

Argentine society is highly politicized, with six out of every 10 citizens taking part in a political event last year, and four out of every 10 being active members or sympathizing with some political party, according to a survey published Monday. continue reading »

4 Died From Lightning Strike in Argentina

4 Died From Lightning Strike in Argentina

A 16-year-old girl died Friday of injuries after being struck by lightning at the Argentine seaside resort of Villa Gesell, bringing the death toll from the incident to four, authorities said. continue reading »

Heat Wave Subsides in Argentina

Heat Wave Subsides in Argentina

With the drop in temperatures, the Argentine capital began to leave behind the country's worst heat wave in 107 years and to normalize its electricity service after an energy crisis marked by blackouts and mutual recriminations between the government and the utility companies. continue reading »

120 Degree Heat Wave Attacks Northern Argentina

120 Degree Heat Wave Attacks Northern Argentina

With temperatures up to 50 C (122 F), the northern province of Santiago del Estero has become the epicenter of Argentina's worst heat wave in 100 years. continue reading »

9-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Scale Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua

9-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Scale Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua

A 9-year-old U.S. boy has become the youngest person to reach the summit of Argentina's Mount Aconcagua, the tallest peak in the Americas, Clarin newspaper said Friday. continue reading »

Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez Rules Out Bid for Third Term

Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez Rules Out Bid for Third Term

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Thursday she will not seek any political office in 2015, when her second and final term as head of state ends. continue reading »

Argentine Heat Wave Leaves Thousands Without Power

Argentine Heat Wave Leaves Thousands Without Power

In the midst of a heat wave, thousands of Argentines living in the capital's metropolitan area on Sunday are still without power, while demand for electricity keeps growing and reaching peak levels, the Federal Planning Ministry said. continue reading »

Pope Francis Documentary Becomes Amazon Bestseller

Pope Francis Documentary Becomes Amazon Bestseller

A recent documentary on Pope Francis, “Francis: The Pope From The New World,” has become a bestseller on Amazon.com and at one point ranked number four in the documentary category. “This documentary arrives as the world realizes that a very special man has assumed the leadership of the Catholic Church, and this begins continue reading »

Pope Francis Welcomes Argentine Soccer Champs in Italy

Pope Francis Welcomes Argentine Soccer Champs in Italy

Pope Francis on Wednesday called the members of Argentine soccer club San Lorenzo "crazy" for having come to Vatican City to present him with the cup they won as league champions. continue reading »

Soccer Rivalry Leads to Multiple Deaths in Argentina

Soccer Rivalry Leads to Multiple Deaths in Argentina

Two supporters of Argentine soccer club Newell's Old Boys died after men sporting the colors of a rival club fired at a vehicle carrying Newell's fans, authorities said Monday. continue reading »