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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.

Nearly 2,000 set Guinness floating record in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Nearly 2,000 people joined hands in a salty lake in Argentina on Monday, setting a new Guinness world record for the most people floating while connected.

Argentine wildfires devastate pampas

General Levalle - Firefighters in Argentina said Thursday they were bringing under control three wildfires that have devastated nearly a million hectares (2.5 million acres) of the country's famous pampas, or plains.

Argentine ministry omits disputed islands, draws rebukes

Buenos Aires - New Year's greetings tend to be uncontroversial, but an Argentine ministry sparked angry reaction over the weekend when a map of the country accompanying its year-end wishes omitted an island chain that sparked a short but bitter war with Britain.

Argentine ex-president Kirchner faces new probe over bombing

Buenos Aires - An Argentine appeals court ordered a new investigation Thursday into charges that ex-president Cristina Kirchner obstructed a probe into a 1994 bombing that killed 85 people at a Jewish community center.

Kirchner, Argentina's divisive ex-president

Buenos Aires - Cristina Kirchner, the fiery ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for 12 years along with her late husband Nestor, remains as divisive out of office as she was while in power.

Former Argentine leader Kirchner charged in corruption case

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner was charged in a corruption case Tuesday and slapped with a $630-million asset freeze over public tenders awarded to a businessman friend during her administration.

Argentine finance minister sacked amid stubborn recession

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri sacked his finance minister Alfonso Prat-Gay on Monday, shaking up his economic team amid a stubborn recession that has made his center-right reforms deeply unpopular.

Argentine court to try Bieber for photographer assault

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court has ruled that pop star Justin Bieber must face trial for allegedly assaulting a photographer outside a nightclub in 2013, according to a decision published Thursday.

Venezuela gate-crashes meeting with regional powers

Buenos Aires - Venezuela's top diplomat turned up uninvited to a meeting of the South America's Mercosur on Wednesday, despite Caracas' suspension from the trade bloc for failing to meet democratic and trade standards.

Argentine president probed for nepotism in tax amnesty

Buenos Aires - Argentine authorities opened an investigation Tuesday into President Mauricio Macri for alleged nepotism in a controversial decree that extended a tax amnesty to his father and other officials' families.

Argentina threatens to arrest Uber drivers, managers

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor on Tuesday threatened to arrest and jail Uber drivers and managers for operating unregulated vehicles and tax evasion.

Argentine pedophile dies after cathedral concert attack

Buenos Aires - A convicted pedophile has died after being badly beaten during a concert he was performing in a cathedral near Buenos Aires, attacked by parents from a preschool where he had allegedly molested children, a priest said.

Latin Americans march to condemn violence against women

Buenos Aires - Mass marches to condemn horrific violence against women swept Latin America on Friday, after a series of brutal murders stoked outrage over a long-smoldering problem in the region.

Argentine official denies president discussed new Trump tower

Buenos Aires - An official in Argentina's government denied Monday that Donald Trump had asked President Mauricio Macri to approve a building project by one of his companies in Buenos Aires.

Argentines wrestle demons at 'exorcism school'

Buenos Aires - Manuel Acuna sprinkles holy water and waves his crucifix, then lays his hand on the sweating, shrieking woman before him.This is not a horror movie.

Argentina extradites Colombian druglord Londono to US

Buenos Aires - Argentina extradited alleged Colombian drug boss Henry Jesus Lopez Londono to the United States on Thursday, authorities said.
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