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Climate change shows in shrinking Antarctic snows

Vast icy rock peaks tower above Argentina's Carlini research base in Antarctica. But scientists who have worked there for decades say the glaciers are less icy than they once were.

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.

Britain, Argentina agree on identifying Falklands war dead

London - Britain and Argentina have signed an agreement to exhume and identify 123 Argentine soldiers buried on the Falkland Islands following mediation by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the British government said.

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.

US declassifies new documents on Argentina's rights abuses

Washington - The US government declassified Monday a new batch of documents shedding light on human rights abuses under Argentina's military dictatorship between 1975 and 1984.

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.

6.2-magnitude quake shakes northwestern Argentina

Washington - A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Argentina Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

IMF urges Argentina to continue reforms, protect poor

Washington - The IMF on Thursday urged Argentina to stay the course on tough economic reforms, but also to take steps to protect the poor from the negative consequences.

Singer Michael Buble says 3-year-old son has cancer

Buenos Aires - Canadian singer Michael Buble said Friday he is taking a break from his career because his three-year-old son Noah has been diagnosed with cancer.

Argentina's ex-president Kirchner testifies in graft probe

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner received a rock-star welcome from thousands of supporters as she appeared in court Monday to request a graft probe against her be dropped, claiming it was "persecution" by the current government.

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.

Pope raises 'gaucho priest' and six others to sainthood

Vatican City - Pope Francis proclaimed seven new saints on Sunday, including the Argentine "gaucho priest" who served as an inspiration for the pontiff, and two people who were slain for their Catholic faith.

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.
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Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. Large sand dunes and low-level vegetation constitute a unique habitat in the area that people living along the shoreline are struggling to protect from further construction of apartment buildings.
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A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
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This no man's land between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay allows for Iranian terrorists to cross borders undetected
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. "La Primavera" (The Spring). Marble sculpture of Argentine artist Lucio Correa. This work is also known as "La Ondina del Plata".
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Contemporary art arrangement with bubbled wall, a place to experiment with see-through photography by the visitors, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Antonio Berni's "Manifestacion" (1934), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Tanguera (screenshot from trailer)
Guillermo Kuitca s  Siete ultimas canciones  (1986)  MALBA exhibition  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Guillermo Kuitca's "Siete ultimas canciones" (1986), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Everlasting and everywhere existing jobs in progress on sidewalks of Buenos Aires, Argentina. This one on Rua de Peru, close to Av. de Mayo.
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The author's wife, Alejandra, feeds a Bengal Tiger as the zoo keeper watches.
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The southern right whales come every winter to give birth and raise their calves at Peninsula Valdes on the Atlantic coast of Patagonia, Argentina.
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Theatre Colón, Buenos Aires. View from "9 de Julio" Avenue. The main entrance to the theatre is in the opposite side, on Libertad Street.
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On the main stage of the theatre, the scenography for Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" is ready for the evening's performance.
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Cathedral of Buenos Aires. The facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral is French-Neoclassical style and has twelve columns representing the twelve apostles of Christ.
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Interior of the Cathedral of Córdoba, Argentina.
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The elephant trainer is on great terms with the pachyderms. He even sleeps in the elephant shed with them each night.
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Cathedral of Buenos Aires. The Mausoleum in the fourth chapel contain the remains of General José de San Martín, two other high ranking Argentine soldiers, and the tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Independence. The black sarcophagus is protected by three life-size female figures that represent Argentina, Chile and Peru. Two grenadiers stand permanent guard at the entrance of the Mausoleum.
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A cattle market in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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