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Four decades on, Argentina's 'Mothers' still marching

Buenos Aires - Just as she does every Thursday, Taty Almeida ties her white scarf around her head, grabs her cane and joins her fellow octogenarian protesters to march around the square outside Argentina's pink presidential palace.

Argentina farmers stage vegetable giveaway to protest low prices

Buenos Aires - Farmers in Argentina gave away truckloads of vegetables in central Buenos Aires on Wednesday in a protest over low prices for their produce that also highlighted the growing ranks of poor in the country.

Scuffles, planes grounded in Argentina strike

Buenos Aires - Airlines in Argentina grounded international flights and riot police scuffled with protesters Thursday as workers staged a general strike to protest job and pay cuts.

Argentina ex-leader Kirchner charged with fraud

Buenos Aires - The corruption cases against Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner kept piling up Tuesday as she was charged with money laundering, her fourth set of criminal charges in a year.

Argentina suspends Canada's Barrick mining over spill

Buenos Aires - Argentina suspended Canadian mining company Barrick Gold on Thursday after the firm admitted to a new spill at a mine in the Andes mountains, its third in two years.

Argentine Congress votes to legalize medical marijuana

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate voted unanimously to legalize medical marijuana, joining the lower house and setting the country on course to become the latest to relax its laws on pot.

Judge orders trial for Argentina ex-president

Buenos Aires - A judge on Thursday ordered Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner to stand trial on charges of financial mismanagement.It is the first of several cases against the combative 64-year-old leftist leader to go to trial.

Argentine teachers stage mass protest

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of Argentine public school teachers protested Wednesday for higher salaries, the latest salvo in an increasingly nasty dispute with President Mauricio Macri's government.

First fluorescent frog found in Argentina

Buenos Aires - The first naturally fluorescent frog was discovered recently in Argentina -- almost by chance, a member of the team of researchers told AFP Thursday.

Two killed at outdoor rock concert in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Two people were killed and many more injured when a crush of patrons thronged a rock concert in Argentina early Sunday, officials said.

Argentina ex-leader fends off graft claims in court

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner fended off corruption allegations in court on Tuesday, claiming she was the victim of "judicial persecution" at a politically delicate time for the recession-hit country.

Teacher strike closes schools in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A teachers' strike for higher pay in Argentina forced the suspension of classes Monday at the start of the new school term, in a challenge to President Mauricio Macri.

Argentina ex-leader's children questioned over graft

Buenos Aires - A son and daughter of Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner went before a judge on Monday in a corruption scandal embroiling one of the country's most powerful families.

Under-fire Argentina president vows new ethics laws

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, under fire for allegedly abusing his position for personal benefit, vowed Wednesday to sign laws on ethics in public office and on business conflicts of interest.

Bus collision kills 13 in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Thirteen people were killed and 34 injured when two buses collided head-on in eastern Argentina on Friday, the emergency services said.

New graft claims hit Argentina president

Buenos Aires - Argentina lawmakers launched a fresh conflict of interest case Thursday against President Mauricio Macri, alleging airline routes were unfairly allocated to a company controlled by his family.

Argentine ex-army chief held over dictatorship crimes

Buenos Aires - The commander of Argentina's armed forces from 2013 to 2015, Cesar Milani, was arrested Friday over his alleged involvement in two kidnappings during the country's brutal military dictatorship.

Argentina president bows to pressure in graft scandal

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri has bowed to pressure by canceling a government debt deal with a company previously controlled by his father that had prompted accusations of a conflict of interests.

Prosecutors target Argentina president in graft case

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor on Tuesday demanded a judicial investigation into alleged financial conflicts of interest by the country's President Mauricio Macri.

Argentina's ex-spy chief faces arrest

Buenos Aires - Prosecutors have requested the arrest of Argentina's intelligence chief under former president Cristina Kirchner over murky accusations he shielded a fugitive drug trafficker from arrest.
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