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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.

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 judge to probe murder of Spanish poet Lorca

Madrid - An Argentine judge known for investigating crimes committed during Spain's civil war will probe the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca, a victims' association said Thursday.

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.
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Epecuén  a spa resort and tourist village in Argentina  which was covered in water 25 years ago and...
Epecuén, a spa resort and tourist village in Argentina, which was covered in water 25 years ago and is gradually coming up for air.
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Central nave and main altar of the Cathedral of Córdoba.
Central nave and main altar of the Cathedral of Córdoba.
La Cañada  symbol of the city of Córdoba  is the partial channeling of a creek  tributary of the S...
La Cañada, symbol of the city of Córdoba, is the partial channeling of a creek, tributary of the Suquía River, that crosses the central part of the city. The channeling started in 1671, but the most recent improvements date from 1944. It is built with stones, lined by huge trees and crossed by numerous bridges.
Torrential rains have flooded Buenos Aires in Argentina - April 2  2013
Torrential rains have flooded Buenos Aires in Argentina - April 2, 2013
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 Prayer of the Tehuelche indian  by sculptor Nicholas I. Bardas  made ​​from patinated cement im...
"Prayer of the Tehuelche indian" by sculptor Nicholas I. Bardas, made ​​from patinated cement imitating bronze. It shows an indigenous woman in prayer. It is the most recent sculpture located in the Botanical Gardens. It was placed next to the main house in 2010.
Antonio Berni s matrix as a starting point for the final product shown in the picture above  MALBA e...
Antonio Berni's matrix as a starting point for the final product shown in the picture above, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Cathedral of Buenos Aires. Two pulpits with octagonal  pyramid-shape top and bottom are located in t...
Cathedral of Buenos Aires. Two pulpits with octagonal, pyramid-shape top and bottom are located in the columns next to the main altar. They were carved by Spanish artist Juan A. Gaspar between 1789 and 1790. The Main altarpiece in Rococo style was carved in wood by Spanish sculptor Isidro Lorea in 1785.
Tourist information booth close to Plaza San Martin  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Tourist information booth close to Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Graciela Camano slapping Carlos Kunkel.
Graciela Camano slapping Carlos Kunkel.
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. A lonely bather resting on the rocks admires the scenery along...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. A lonely bather resting on the rocks admires the scenery along the route between Concon and Viña del Mar.
Painting titled  Pareja  (1923) by Alejandro Xul Solar  MALBA exhibition  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Painting titled "Pareja" (1923) by Alejandro Xul Solar, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Entry to Retiro railway station with SUBE public transportation card  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Entry to Retiro railway station with SUBE public transportation card, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Interior  central nave  of the Sacred Heart Church (of the Capuchin Fathers) in the city of Córdoba...
Interior, central nave, of the Sacred Heart Church (of the Capuchin Fathers) in the city of Córdoba, Argentina.
This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the terminus of one the Patagonia Icefield’s many s...
This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the terminus of one the Patagonia Icefield’s many spectacular glaciers – Upsala Glacier, located on the eastern side of the icefield. Upsala is the third largest glacier in the icefield and like most other glaciers in the region, it has experienced significant retreat over the past century.
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Walking deck towards La Garganta del Diablo on the Brazilian side  Foz do Iguaçu  Brazil.
Walking deck towards La Garganta del Diablo on the Brazilian side, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.
Antonio Berni s  La gran tentacion  (1962)  MALBA exhibition  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Antonio Berni's "La gran tentacion" (1962), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Spectacular view of the waterfalls from a tiny island (Isla de San Martin) on the Argentinian side.
Spectacular view of the waterfalls from a tiny island (Isla de San Martin) on the Argentinian side.
Falkland Island cemetery with the graves of Argentinian service personnel
Falkland Island cemetery with the graves of Argentinian service personnel
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Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires.  Unfortunately  tomatoes are not.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Unfortunately, tomatoes are not.

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