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Abortion becomes legal in Argentina as Chile starts a debate

Buenos Aires - Argentina on Thursday became one of just a handful of Latin American countries to allow elective abortion, as neighboring Chile initiated its own debate on decriminalizing a procedure denied to most women on the continent.

Argentine judge orders unproven treatment for Covid patient

Buenos Aires - An Argentinian judge compelled a private clinic to administer chlorine dioxide, used as a powerful disinfectant, to a coronavirus patient who died Monday in a case medical doctors have labelled "a scandal.

Argentines celebrate approval of landmark abortion law

Buenos Aires - Pro-choice activists celebrated on the streets on Wednesday as Argentina joined a handful of South American nations to legalize abortion, a landmark decision in a country where the Catholic Church has long held sway.

Argentina's Catholics, evangelicals unite against abortion bill

Buenos Aires - At the entrance to Argentina's Congress is a plaque reminding legislators that Our Lady of Lujan is the patron saint of the country's political parties -- a not-so-subtle nod to religion in a nation considering whether to allow abortions.

Amnesty gathers 250,000 signatures for legal abortion in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Amnesty International on Thursday presented 250,000 signatures it has collected from around the world in support of legalizing abortion in Argentina ahead of a crucial Senate vote.

Argentina's lower house votes to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - The lower house of Argentina's congress voted to legalize abortion on Friday, sparking street celebrations by activists but the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate, which rejected a similar bill two years ago.

Argentina's lower house votes to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - The lower house of Argentina's parliament approved the legalization of abortion on Friday, sending the proposal to the Senate -- which rejected a similar bill two years ago.

Argentine president says he'll get Russia vaccine to dispel fears

Buenos Aires - President Alberto Fernandez said Thursday he would be the first person in Argentina to be injected with Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in order to dispel public fears.

Argentine lawmakers debate abortion bill ahead of Friday vote

Buenos Aires - Argentine lawmakers began discussions on a new bill to legalize abortion Thursday, reopening a debate that has bitterly divided the traditionally Catholic South American nation.

'Millionaire's tax' for virus relief passes Argentina Senate

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate passed a tax on about 12,000 of the country's richest people on Friday, to pay for coronavirus measures including medical supplies and relief for the poor and small businesses.

Maradona's doctor investigated for involuntary manslaughter

Buenos Aires - Diego Maradona's personal doctor was on Sunday being investigated for involuntary manslaughter four days after the Argentina legend suffered a fatal heart attack, prosecutors in San Isidro near Buenos Aires reported.

Thousands in Argentina march against new move to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - Thousands of anti-abortion protesters, many of them mobilized by Catholic or evangelical groups, demonstrated on Saturday across Argentina against a government-backed new bill to legalize abortion.

Maradona's death may trigger family inheritance battle

Buenos Aires - Diego Maradona's tormented private life, with its tangled relationships and paternity suits, suggests distributing his inheritance will be a complex task for lawyers bracing for claims from a slew of children -- those he recognized and those he didn't....

Police clash with fans at Maradona's wake

Buenos Aires - Riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in clashes Thursday with football fans near the wake for Argentine football legend Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires.

Argentines mourn Maradona, 'the most human of Gods'

Buenos Aires - Stunned Argentines were plunged into grief Wednesday by the death of the country's favorite son Diego Maradona, a sublimely gifted sporting hero they saw as "the most human of Gods.

Argentina bids final farewell to favorite son Maradona

Buenos Aires - Huge crowds bade a grief-filled adieu Thursday to Argentina's favorite son Diego Maradona before he was buried on the outskirts of the capital after a farewell that at times descended into chaos.

Maradona's legend shaped by his Hand of God

Buenos Aires - Diego Maradona scored more than 300 goals, many touched with genius, but the two most famous came within four minutes of each other on June 22, 1986 in Mexico: one was voted Goal of the Century, the other is even more famous.

Diego Maradona, a divine talent with more than a touch of the devil

Buenos Aires - Diego Maradona was football's archetypal troubled genius, a world-beating player whose life and career scaled the most dazzling heights but also plumbed the darkest depths.

Argentine president bringing new abortion bill to Congress

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced Tuesday he was bringing a new bill on legalizing abortion to Congress, re-opening a debate that has bitterly divided the traditionally Catholic South American nation.

Argentina talks hit as IMF delegate tests positive for Covid

Buenos Aires - Economy Minister Martin Guzman and other Argentine officials were placed in preventive isolation Sunday after a member of a visiting IMF mission tested positive for Covid-19, the government said.
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