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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.

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.

Chile ex-president denies Argentina bribes claim

Santiago - Chile's ex-president Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday denied accusations that he paid bribes to Argentine officials to help his former airline business.

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.

Head of top Argentine rights group faces arrest

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge issued an arrest warrant Thursday for the head of the acclaimed human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, which is caught up in a politically messy corruption case.

Argentina won't make 'savage' reforms: finance minister

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri's free-market reforms are designed to kick-start a stalled economy but will not subject local businesses to a "savage opening" overnight, his finance minister said Wednesday.

Argentine mothers hold mass breastfeeding protest

Buenos Aires - Hundreds of women turned out in Argentina to breastfeed in public, in protest at the removal of a mother for nursing publicly in a Buenos Aires square last week.

Scientists find new stubby-armed dinosaur in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Researchers announced they have discovered a ferocious meat-eating dinosaur in Argentina, notable for having short arms like the T-rex but hailing from a different branch of the family tree.

Judge freezes Argentine ex-president's assets

Buenos Aires - A judge Thursday ordered Argentine ex-president Cristina Kirchner's bank accounts frozen while he probes allegations that she ordered dodgy currency transactions while in government.

Argentina ex-president Kirchner defiant as fraud cases heard

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner went before a judge Wednesday to hear charges in a fraud case over alleged dodgy dollar transactions when she was leader last year.

Argentina says Falklands claim unchanged by Brexit

Brussels - Argentinian President Mauricio Macri said Monday that his country's claim to the Falkland Islands remains unchanged following Britain's vote to leave the EU.

Argentine court probes president's tax returns

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge Thursday ordered a probe into suspected irregularities in President Mauricio Macri's tax returns after the leader was named in the Panama Papers offshore accounts scandal, a source said.

Tough love: Psychology of Argentina's Messi relationship

Buenos Aires - Like neurotic parents, Argentines swung from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation's many therapists with rich material for psychoanalysis.

Argentine football head, three ex-cabinet chiefs indicted

Buenos Aires - The president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and three former presidential cabinet chiefs were indicted Thursday in a probe of the country's football broadcasting rights distribution system.

'Crazy' ex-minister's bags of cash scandalize Argentina

Buenos Aires - It's been a heck of a week for Jose Lopez, an Argentine ex-cabinet minister who was arrested trying to hide bags stuffed with cash and jewels at a monastery.

'Crazy' Argentine ex-minister demands cocaine in court

Buenos Aires - An Argentine former cabinet minister arrested while trying to hide suitcases of cash and jewels at a monastery shouted and asked for cocaine during his first court appearance Thursday, media reports said.

Argentina ex-minister caught hiding cash in monastery

Buenos Aires - Argentine police arrested a former government minister when they caught him trying to hide millions of dollars in cash and jewels at a monastery, officials said.

Argentina's Malcorra sees no clash with Britain in bid to be UN chief

New York - Argentina's Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra on Tuesday said she would remain impartial in UN dealings on the contentious issue of the Falkland Islands if she becomes the next UN secretary-general.

Argentine president resting after cardiac arrhythmia

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri canceled his official activities Saturday, a day after being hospitalized for several hours with cardiac arrhythmia, a government source said.

15 jailed for S.American dictatorships' atrocities

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court jailed 15 South American ex-military officers for conspiring to torture and kill leftist dissidents during a US-backed crackdown by the region's dictatorships in the 1970s and '80s.

Argentine president proposes amnesty for tax dodgers

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri, who has been swept up in the Panama Papers controversy over offshore assets, announced plans Friday to grant amnesty to those who repatriate undeclared funds from overseas.
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A man was found dead in his home after having sex with a scarecrow that he had dressed up in a wig, lipstick and strap-on sex toy.
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Falkland Island cemetery with the graves of Argentinian service personnel
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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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Thousands watch in Buenos Aires' Plaza de Mayo as Pope Francis I is installed in Rome
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St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
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Entry to MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Colourful houses in La Boca, all tourists' destination in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Roaring waters of the waterfalls in Nacional Parque de Iguazu, Argentina.
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Antonio Berni's art installation from 1970's, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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"Saturnalia". Sculptural group by Italian artist Ernesto Biondi (1854-1917). This is a bronze replica of the original on display at the Gallery of Modern Art, Rome. It was donated to the National Museum of Fine Arts in 1963, censored by the military dictators for many years. It was placed at the Botanical Garden in 1984. The sculpture depicts a scene of a pagan religious celebration carried out by the ancient Romans, held in honor of the god Saturn.
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St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
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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.
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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 impressive Golden Hall is used for lectures, concerts and exhibitions. There are three large chandeliers, but the mirrors at each end repeat infinitely the lights, the furniture, the whole image of the hall.
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Entry to a colourful cafe in La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina.