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Argentine woman with Down syndrome inspires as teacher

Cordoba - When Noelia Garella was a child, a nursery school rejected her as a "monster." Now 31, she is in a class of her own.

Argentina seeks extradition of Iran ex-minister

Buenos Aires - Argentina issued another extradition warrant Thursday for an Iranian ex-foreign minister over the deadly bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires in 1994, the government said.

Argentine learns he was stolen as baby under dictators

Buenos Aires - Maximiliano Ruiz was not expecting a call from Argentina's National Commission for the Right to Identity. He already knew his identity -- or so he thought.He was 40, the happy son of middle-class parents.

Argentines protest teen girl's rape, killing

Buenos Aires - Dressed in black, thousands of Argentines took to the streets Wednesday to protest the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, the latest case of violence against women to shock the country.

Argentine court fines Catholic church $50,000 for sex abuse

Buenos Aires - A court in Buenos Aires on Saturday ordered the Catholic Church to pay $50,000 to a former seminarian who alleged he was sexually abused some 25 years ago by an Argentine archbishop.

Argentina protests planned UK army exercises in Falklands

Buenos Aires - Argentina said Friday it has lodged an "emphatic protest" against British plans to hold military exercises in the disputed Falkland Islands, renewing an old feud after a recent thaw.

Argentines swear by miracles of new 'gaucho saint'

Villa Cura Brochero - Nicolas Flores was supposed to live the rest of his life in a vegetative state, but today he walks, talks and swims -- one of the miracles attributed to a "cowboy priest" who will become Argentina's first saint Sunday.

Argentines swear by miracles of new 'gaucho saint'

Villa Cura Brochero - Nicolas Flores was supposed to live the rest of his life as a vegetable, but today he walks, talks and swims -- one of the miracles attributed to a "cowboy priest" who will become Argentina's first saint Sunday.

Argentine man finds brother stolen by military regime

Buenos Aires - The son of two leftist activists "disappeared" by Argentina's 1976-1983 military regime said Wednesday he would like to meet his long-lost brother, who was stolen at birth and recently found through DNA testing.

Argentina's top union declares general strike

Buenos Aires - Argentina's largest labor union, the CGT, has declared its first general strike under President Mauricio Macri to protest the conservative leader's economic policies, a spokesman said Friday.

Argentine farmers give away produce in land protest

Buenos Aires - Argentine farmers gave away tonnes of produce in downtown Buenos Aires Wednesday as part of a protest to demand access to credits to buy land.

Argentina woos investors at 'mini Davos'

Buenos Aires - Argentina opened a major investment conference Tuesday, seeking to persuade executives from the world's top multinational corporations to bet on Latin America's third-largest economy and its new center-right government.

Argentine minister bows to pressure to sell Shell stock

Buenos Aires - Argentina's energy minister has sold off his shares in the Shell oil company after anti-corruption authorities warned of a potential conflict of interest, President Mauricio Macri said Tuesday.

Argentines convicted for disappearances 38 years on

Buenos Aires - An Argentine mother who first sued military officers nearly 38 years ago for the disappearance of her pregnant daughter under the former dictatorship finally saw them convicted on Thursday.

Two to tango in Argentina, whether queer or straight

Buenos Aires - In tango, a male dancer leads his female partner through a series of sensual and synchronized movements. The man always leads -- but Argentina's "queer tango" turns this convention upside-down.

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.
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