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Argentina warns US against military move on Venezuela

Buenos Aires - US Vice President Mike Pence heard more complaints from Latin American allies Tuesday about President Donald Trump's warning of a possible US military option to deal with the crisis in Venezuela.

Kirchner back as Argentina names key vote contenders

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri's coalition solidified its lead as Argentina's biggest political force in primary votes Sunday that also saw the return of fiery leftist former leader Cristina Kirchner.

Kirchner back as Argentina names key vote contenders

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri's coalition solidified its lead as Argentina's biggest political force in primary votes on Sunday that also saw the return of fiery leftist former leader Cristina Kirchner.

Kirchner back as Argentina names key vote contenders

Buenos Aires - Argentines will set up a mid-term election standoff between President Mauricio Macri and their fiery leftist former leader Cristina Kirchner in primary votes on Sunday.

Argentine family home after soccer boss ends Qatar saga

Buenos Aires - An Argentine family landed home late Wednesday after the wealthy owner of French football club PSG paid for their flights following weeks stranded in Qatar, according to people involved.

Argentina pro-indigenous activist 'forcibly disappeared': campaigners

Buenos Aires - Human rights groups said Tuesday that an activist supporting the Mapuche indigenous group in Argentina who went missing a week ago has been "forcibly disappeared" by military police.

One of Latin America's last English-language papers folds

Buenos Aires - One of Latin America's last English-language newspapers is folding after 140 years, a victim of a decline in sales of its print edition."We fought to the end," Buenos Aires Herald editor Sebastian Lacunza told AFP on Wednesday.

Poverty-hit Argentina chases elusive economic recovery

Buenos Aires - Mauricio Macri promised a free-market revolution in Latin America's third-biggest economy when he took over as president of Argentina.

Football star Messi weds childhood sweetheart

Rosario - Lionel Messi said "I do" to childhood sweetheart and mother of their two children Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday in his Argentine hometown Rosario, where footballers and celebrities gathered for the "wedding of the century.

Football, showbiz stars set for Messi's wedding

Rosario - Football and showbiz stars gather in northern Argentina on Friday for Latin America's celebrity wedding bash of the decade when Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi marries his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo.

Messi's star-studded Argentine wedding: what we know

Rosario - Football and showbiz stars will gather in northern Argentina on Friday for Latin America's celebrity wedding of the decade when Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi marries his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo.

Kirchner, divisive Argentina ex-leader back in fray

Buenos Aires - Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, has remained a divisive figure since leaving power -- and is now seeking public office again.

At 86, Argentine ex-leader eyes reelection -- and immunity

Buenos Aires - Argentine ex-president Carlos Menem announced Saturday he is running for parliament again at age 86, a move that could enable him to continue to dodge prison time over a string of criminal convictions.

Argentina's Kirchner to make Senate bid

Buenos Aires - Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, intends to run in upcoming parliamentary elections despite facing corruption charges, officials in her party said Saturday.

In Argentina, music cures the soul

Buenos Aires - Picture a hospital: the bustle of harried doctors and nurses, time dragging for lonely patients, and the pervasive sadness of a place for the sick and dying.

Argentina's Kirchner launches party for Senate bid

Buenos Aires - Argentina's leftist ex-president Cristina Kirchner launched a new party Tuesday to fight in legislative elections, raising speculation she might make a dramatic return to politics despite facing corruption charges.

Argentina starts work to identify Falklands war dead

Buenos Aires - Experts began Tuesday to try to identify Argentine soldiers buried on the Falkland Islands who were killed fighting Britain over the territory, the Red Cross said Thursday.

Merkel in Argentina hopes for S. America trade deal

Buenos Aires - Germany and Argentina voiced hopes Thursday for a free trade agreement between the European Union and South America as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Buenos Aires.

Advocate for missing Argentines, 88, charged in graft case

Buenos Aires - The 88-year-old leader of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo group and an ex-aide were charged Monday with alleged misappropriation of funds meant for building homes for the poor, a court source said.

Argentina says no to early release of dictatorship-era criminals

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Congress on Wednesday passed a law preventing the early release of inmates convicted of human rights crimes committed during their country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship, an issue that drew hundreds of thousands of demonstrators to the s...

Argentina shoots down early release of dictatorship-era criminals

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Congress on Wednesday passed a law preventing the early release of inmates convicted of human rights crimes committed during their country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

Argentina court defies ruling cutting dictatorship-era sentences

Buenos Aires - A court in Argentina on Tuesday deepened a fierce legal and social debate in the country by going against a Supreme Court ruling that cuts prison sentences of those convicted of dictatorship-era crimes.

Argentina roiled by cut to sentences of dictatorship-era criminals

Buenos Aires - Argentina's government on Saturday publicly rejected a Supreme Court ruling that trims the sentences of those convicted for crimes committed during the country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

Mothers in Argentina march to remember, four decades on

Buenos Aires - The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo marked four decades Sunday of marching for accountability in the abductions of their kin by Argentina's last dictatorship."Stay alert, Stay alert; they're alive ...

Macri's firm accused of trying to plunder Argentina postal service

Buenos Aires - The family firm of President Mauricio Macri allegedly tried to empty the accounts of Argentina's postal service, which it ran years ago, the justice ministry said on Saturday.

'Venezuela is a mess,' says Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Thursday he was saddened by the crisis in Venezuela, where waves of anti-government unrest has claimed the lives of 28 people.

Four decades on, Argentina's 'Mothers' still marching

Buenos Aires - Just as she does every Thursday, Taty Almeida ties her white scarf around her head, grabs her cane and joins her fellow octogenarian protesters to march around the square outside Argentina's pink presidential palace.

Argentina farmers stage vegetable giveaway to protest low prices

Buenos Aires - Farmers in Argentina gave away truckloads of vegetables in central Buenos Aires on Wednesday in a protest over low prices for their produce that also highlighted the growing ranks of poor in the country.

Argentina says EU may rethink Falklands stance post-Brexit

Brussels - The EU could re-evaluate its position on the disputed Falkland Islands after Britain leaves the bloc, Argentina's foreign minister said Thursday.

Scuffles, planes grounded in Argentina strike

Buenos Aires - Airlines in Argentina grounded international flights and riot police scuffled with protesters Thursday as workers staged a general strike to protest job and pay cuts.
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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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View of the exhibition with the painting of Diego Rivera ("Retrato de Ramon Gomez", 1915) to the left and Tarsila do Amaral artwork ("Abaporu", 1928) to the right, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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A boat ride towards the biggest waterfall of the area, La Garganta del Diablo (97m high) on the Argentinian side.
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Roaring waters of the waterfalls in Nacional Parque de Iguazu, Argentina.
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Antonio Berni's final product of flattened 3D art that he came up with after filling the carved form in with plastic material (picture below), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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This yet-to-be-named titanosaur is so big, it doesn't entirely fit into one room at the American Museum of Natural History.
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Entry to a colourful cafe in La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Falkland Island cemetery with the graves of Argentinian service personnel
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The Córdoba Cathedral (Our Lady of the Assumption) is the main catholic church of the city and the oldest church in continuous service in Argentina. The magnificent church was built between 1601 and 1787. It has a mix of styles including baroque, classical and Spanish colonial. The church has been active since 1706.
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Mess on the sidewalks in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Cathedral of Buenos Aires. Interior of the Cathedral and the central nave seen from the entrance towards the main altar. Both the main altarpiece and the pulpits date from the late 18th century.
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Tourist information booth close to Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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General Reynaldo Bignone, at the time he was Commander-in-Chief of the Army and president of Argentina.
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 Sagunto . Sculpture made ​​of Carrara marble by Catalan sculptor Agustín Querol (1860-1909). I...
"Sagunto". Sculpture made ​​of Carrara marble by Catalan sculptor Agustín Querol (1860-1909). It symbolizes a historic episode occurred in Sagunto, capital of the province of Valencia, Spain, in which its inhabitants preferred the sacrifice of their lives rather than surrender to the army of Hannibal, the Carthaginian leader who attacked the city in 218 AC. Their heroic resistance is expressed by a mother who, after killing her son, commits suicide with a rapier.
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"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.
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Copahue volcano on red alert, December 24.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A bird drinks water from a tank holding aquatic plants.