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Ten take the Oath of Allegiance and become U.S. citizens today Special

Pittsburgh - Ten immigrants from nine different countries proudly stood and took the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens on Sunday during a naturalization ceremony in downtown Pittsburgh.

Judge bars ex-president Menem from leaving Argentina

Buenos Aires - A judge on Wednesday barred former president Carlos Menem from leaving Argentina ahead of his trial over alleged obstruction of the investigation into the deadly bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994.

Landmark ruling in Argentine death-with-dignity case

Buenos Aires - Relatives of an Argentine man who has been in a vegetative state for over 20 years can disconnect him from life support, the Supreme Court said Tuesday in a landmark ruling that divided the country.

Latin America celebrates Greek austerity 'No' vote

Buenos Aires - A handful of countries across Latin America congratulated Greece on its Sunday referendum in which voters rejected creditors' austerity demands.

Buenos Aires heads to polls for mayoral election

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires began heading to the polls Sunday to vote for a new mayor, with the country's right hoping to retain its stronghold ahead of October's presidential election.

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.
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