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28 sentenced to life for Argentine dictatorship crimes

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court sentenced 28 people to life in prison Thursday for torturing and killing opponents of the country's 1976-1983 military regime at a secret detention center.

Argentine Supreme Court blocks Macri's gas price hike

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Mauricio Macri's move to slash natural gas subsidies, a much-hated policy that has sent customers' bills soaring.

Argentine candidate for UN chief sees sexism in vote

Buenos Aires - The leading female candidate to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations, Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra, said Sunday she sees lingering sexism in the election.The world body has never had a female leader in its 70 years.

Top Argentine rights activist stays mum in graft case

Buenos Aires - The head of acclaimed Argentine human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo refused Wednesday to testify in a corruption case involving the organization, condemning the courts as unjust.

Argentina lifts arrest warrant for top rights activist

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge on Friday lifted his arrest warrant for the head of acclaimed human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who had ignored his orders to testify in a corruption case.

Head of top Argentine rights group faces arrest

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge issued an arrest warrant Thursday for the head of the acclaimed human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, which is caught up in a politically messy corruption case.

Argentina won't make 'savage' reforms: finance minister

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri's free-market reforms are designed to kick-start a stalled economy but will not subject local businesses to a "savage opening" overnight, his finance minister said Wednesday.

Maduro opponents report torture, abuse in Venezuela: HRW

Buenos Aires - Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro say they have been arrested for their political activities and subjected to torture including brutal beatings and electric shocks, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Argentine mothers hold mass breastfeeding protest

Buenos Aires - Hundreds of women turned out in Argentina to breastfeed in public, in protest at the removal of a mother for nursing publicly in a Buenos Aires square last week.

Scientists find new stubby-armed dinosaur in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Researchers announced they have discovered a ferocious meat-eating dinosaur in Argentina, notable for having short arms like the T-rex but hailing from a different branch of the family tree.

Judge freezes Argentine ex-president's assets

Buenos Aires - A judge Thursday ordered Argentine ex-president Cristina Kirchner's bank accounts frozen while he probes allegations that she ordered dodgy currency transactions while in government.

Argentina ex-president Kirchner defiant as fraud cases heard

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner went before a judge Wednesday to hear charges in a fraud case over alleged dodgy dollar transactions when she was leader last year.

Argentine court probes president's tax returns

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge Thursday ordered a probe into suspected irregularities in President Mauricio Macri's tax returns after the leader was named in the Panama Papers offshore accounts scandal, a source said.

Tough love: Psychology of Argentina's Messi relationship

Buenos Aires - Like neurotic parents, Argentines swung from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation's many therapists with rich material for psychoanalysis.

Argentine football head, three ex-cabinet chiefs indicted

Buenos Aires - The president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and three former presidential cabinet chiefs were indicted Thursday in a probe of the country's football broadcasting rights distribution system.

'Crazy' ex-minister's bags of cash scandalize Argentina

Buenos Aires - It's been a heck of a week for Jose Lopez, an Argentine ex-cabinet minister who was arrested trying to hide bags stuffed with cash and jewels at a monastery.

'Crazy' Argentine ex-minister demands cocaine in court

Buenos Aires - An Argentine former cabinet minister arrested while trying to hide suitcases of cash and jewels at a monastery shouted and asked for cocaine during his first court appearance Thursday, media reports said.

Argentina ex-minister caught hiding cash in monastery

Buenos Aires - Argentine police arrested a former government minister when they caught him trying to hide millions of dollars in cash and jewels at a monastery, officials said.

Argentine president resting after cardiac arrhythmia

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri canceled his official activities Saturday, a day after being hospitalized for several hours with cardiac arrhythmia, a government source said.

15 jailed for S.American dictatorships' atrocities

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court jailed 15 South American ex-military officers for conspiring to torture and kill leftist dissidents during a US-backed crackdown by the region's dictatorships in the 1970s and '80s.
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