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Op-Ed: Pacquiao has 3 options if Mayweather declines rematch

If Floyd Mayweather declines Manny Pacquiao's offer for a rematch early next year, Pacquiao will have to choose from at least three options in choosing an opponent that would help him generate enough revenue for his impending retirement.

Argentina sees sabotage as train accident injures 40

Buenos Aires - Argentina's government alleged Monday that a train accident that injured 40 people was an act of political sabotage targeting the transport minister, a candidate in upcoming presidential primaries.

Lawyer reveals Snowden meeting with Argentine president

Buenos Aires - An attorney for ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said Saturday that the whistleblower met Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner in April and discussed US surveillance operations.

Second Argentine judge resigns over disputed child abuse ruling

Buenos Aires - A second Argentine judge resigned Wednesday for co-authoring a ruling that reduced a child abuser's sentence on grounds the victim was a homosexual who had already been abused by his father.

Argentines hold mass rallies condemning violence against women

Buenos Aires - Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across Argentina on Wednesday to condemn violence against women after a series of brutal murders.

Brutal murders show violence women face in Latin America

Buenos Aires - One was beaten to death because she got pregnant. Another was stabbed to death in a jealous rage. Another had her throat slit because she asked for a divorce.

Four arrested in Argentina smuggling more than ton of meteorites

Buenos Aires - Police nabbed four alleged smugglers in Argentina trying to steal more than a ton of protected meteorites, authorities said Saturday.

Tear-jerking organ donation ad, 'The man and the dog,' goes viral

An ad to raise awareness about organ donation, which dramatizes the saying that the dog is man's best friend, will surely make you cry. The video, titled "The man and the dog," uploaded to YouTube on 20 May, has gone viral with more than 2 million views.

Bolivian soldiers kneading dough at army barracks

La Paz - The Bolivian Army will produce 70,000 loaves of bread daily to alleviate the shortage caused by the bakers strike that began Monday in La Paz and El Alto. The bakers’ unions reject the withdrawal of state subsidies to wheat flour in effect since 2011.

Impeachment call for Argentine 'moron' judges' child abuse ruling

Buenos Aires - Two Argentine judges faced mounting calls for their impeachment Tuesday after reducing a child abuser's sentence on grounds that the victim was a homosexual who had previously been abused by his father.

Former FM denies Iranian involvement in 1994 Argentina attack

Buenos Aires - A former Iranian foreign minister and another ex-official have denied Tehran's involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina that has come under renewed scrutiny after the death of an investigator.

Argentine court eases child abuser's punishment, blaming six-year-old

Buenos Aires - An Argentine appeals court has touched off protests by reducing the sentence of a man convicted of abusing a six-year-old boy, on grounds that the victim was a homosexual who had previously been abused by his father.

Argentine judge to decide Sandra the orangutan's fate

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge began hearing expert testimony this week to decide what to do with an orangutan named Sandra after another court ruled she was entitled to certain human rights, including the right to be freed from the Buenos Aires Zoo.

'Platypus' dinosaur vegetarian T. rex cousin puzzles scientists

A recently discovered dinosaur is apparently a kinder, gentler relative of Tyrannosaurus rex. Unlike its larger, carnivorous relative, this dinosaur is an herbivore, but that's not the only unusual thing about this critter.

Report: 8% of Chile's salmon stocks in volcano danger zone

Puerto Montt - Chile's salmon industry operates numerous freshwater facilities in the area directly affected by the eruption of the Calbuco volcano. The Association of Salmon producers (SalmonChile) reported destruction of hatcheries and heavy losses in production.

Argentina court throws out case against Kirchner again

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor again rejected a case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly protecting Iranian officials accused of orchestrating a deadly 1994 bombing.

Argentine prosecutor's death the stuff of fiction in new book

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor dead under mysterious circumstances. His case against the president thrust spectacularly into the national spotlight. These events -- are they fact or fiction?

Provodnikov collides with Matthysse in non-title fight Saturday

Former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov is aiming for his second win since losing to Chris Algieri last year. He will face Lucas Matthysse at the Turning Stone Resort, in Verona, New York Saturday night.

Newly discovered fossil sheds light on fearsome terror bird clan

For more than 60 million years, enormous predatory birds, often called "terror birds" dominated South America. Now, a recent find of a previously unknown species in Argentina sheds light on how these birds vocalized — and possibly hunted their prey.

Argentina declassifies files on 1992 Israel embassy attack

Buenos Aires - Argentina has declassified files relating to the 1992 bombing outside the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires that left 29 dead and 200 wounded, according to documents published in local media Thursday.
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