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Netflix docuseries revives debate over Argentine prosecutor's death

Buenos Aires - Five years after the mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman after he accused then-president Cristina Kirchner of a cover-up in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, a Netflix documentary has revived debate in the country still bitterly ...

Bolivia's Morales retracts vow to create armed civilian militia

La Paz - Exiled former Bolivian president Evo Morales backtracked on Thursday from a vow to create armed civilian militias similar to notorious 'colectivos' in Venezuela, were he to be allowed back to his homeland.

Dying has become a luxury in crisis-ridden Argentina

Buenos Aires - No one can escape Argentina's biggest economic crisis in almost two decades -- not even the dead. The cost of buying, renting and maintaining graves and tombs is so high that many people opt to cremate their loved ones instead.

Argentine president expresses doubt over mysterious prosecutor death

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said on Thursday he doubts that a prosecutor who died two days after accusing former president Cristina Kirchner of a cover up in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center committed suicide.

Morales claims US orchestrated 'coup' to tap Bolivia's lithium

Buenos Aires - Former Bolivia president Evo Morales told AFP on Tuesday that he was forced from office by a United States-backed coup d'etat aimed at gaining access to the South American country's vast lithium resources.

Argentina approves economic measures aimed at ending crisis

Buenos Aires - Argentina's center-left government approved on Monday a package of emergency measures aimed at lifting the South American country out of its worst economic crisis in years.

Argentina is in 'virtual default' says president

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez said Sunday the South American country is in virtual default and compared the situation with the 2001 crisis -- the worst in its recent history.

Argentine Senate passes emergency economic law

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate Saturday approved an emergency economic package announced by the new center-left government to try to lift the country out of crisis.

Fernandez's economic emergency plan passes Argentina's lower house

Buenos Aires - New Argentina President Alberto Fernandez's economic reform plan passed the lower house of parliament on Friday after it voted to declare an economic emergency in the South American country.

Bitter start to Christmas for Argentina's middle class

Buenos Aires - Argentina's lurch to the left under new President Alberto Fernandez is proving a bitter pill to swallow for much of the middle class, with the wallet-draining Christmas season in full swing.

Exiled Morales convinced his party will win Bolivia election

Buenos Aires - Evo Morales may be in exile in Argentina but the former Bolivia president said on Tuesday he was convinced his socialist party would win next year's general election, even without him.

New leftist Argentine government announces tax hikes

Buenos Aires - Argentina's new leftist government announced Tuesday a 30 percent tax on foreign currency purchases and a six-month freeze on public utility prices as part of a raft of measures to boost growth.

Suspect in 'dirty war' murder extradited to Argentina

Buenos Aires - An Argentine ex-police officer linked to the murder of hundreds of people during the country's "dirty war" arrived in Buenos Aires on Monday, after France extradited him to face trial over the disappearance of a student.

Morales arrives in Argentina to seek asylum

Buenos Aires - Bolivia's exiled ex-president Evo Morales arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday where Argentina's new leftist government of President Alberto Fernandez has granted him asylum.Morales "has just landed at Ezeiza (airport).

Morales arrives in Argentina to seek asylum

Buenos Aires - Bolivia's exiled ex-president Evo Morales arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday where he is to seek political asylum, Argentina's Foreign Minister Felipe Sola announced.Morales "has just landed at Ezeiza (airport).

Sandoval: the 'butcher' of the Argentine dictatorship

Buenos Aires - Argentine former police officer Mario Sandoval, who was arrested in France on Wednesday, is wanted for crimes against humanity, and torture in connection with the country's "dirty war.

New president vows to put Argentines before debt repayments

Buenos Aires - Center-leftist Alberto Fernandez vowed to put his people first ahead of debt repayments after he was sworn in as Argentina's president Tuesday to singing and applause from lawmakers and supporters.

Fernandez takes office as Argentina shifts to the left

Buenos Aires - Argentina's incoming president Alberto Fernandez takes office Tuesday having pledged to put Argentina "back on its feet" but he faces a tough task due to recession, high inflation and rising unemployment and poverty.

Brazil's Bolsonaro urges Mercosur to push on with reforms

Bento Gon - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday urged South America's four-nation trade bloc Mercosur to push ahead with reforms "without accepting ideological setbacks," in a swipe at Argentina's incoming leftist government.

Kirchner in court days before assuming Argentine vice-presidency

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner appeared in court Monday to give evidence in a corruption trial in which she is charged with diverting public funds, just a week before she returns to the country's government as vice president.

Kirchner in court days before assuming Argentine vice-presidency

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner arrived in court Monday to give evidence in a corruption trial in which she is charged with diverting public funds, just a week before she returns to the country's government as vice president.

US re-imposes steel, aluminum tariffs on Brazil, Argentina

Rio De Janeiro - US President Donald Trump on Monday announced plans to reimpose tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina, hitting back at what he called their "unfair" policies.

Argentina's president-elect rejects remaining IMF money

Buenos Aires - Argentina's leftist president-elect Alberto Fernandez said Tuesday he would renounce the remaining $11 billion tranche of the country's International Monetary Fund loan as soon as he takes office next month.

Priests who abused deaf children get 40-year jail terms in Argentina

Mendoza - Two Roman Catholic priests were each sentenced to more than 40 years in prison in Argentina for the sexual abuse, including rape, of deaf children, a court in the western city of Mendoza ruled Monday.

Argentine priests who abused deaf children get 40-year jail terms

Mendoza - Two Roman Catholic priests were each sentenced to more than 40 years in prison in Argentina for sexually abusing deaf children, a court in the western city of Mendoza ruled Monday.

Argentina's leftist president-elect reignites abortion debate

Buenos Aires - The inauguration of Argentina's president-elect Alberto Fernandez next month has reignited a debate over the legalization of abortion, a year after conservatives narrowly blocked its decriminalization, leaving the country bitterly divided over the issu...

Aung San Suu Kyi named in Argentine lawsuit over crimes against Rohingya

Buenos Aires - Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named Wednesday in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis.

Goat farmers at climate change frontline in Argentina's wine belt

Malargue - In a vast valley at the foot of the Andes, Antonio Sazo counts his goats, having ushered them down mountain slopes in the south of the Argentine province of Mendoza, where climate change forces them higher every year in order to graze.

Kirchner or Fernandez? Who's really going to run Argentina?

Buenos Aires - Alberto Fernandez has just been elected president of Argentina but before even taking charge he faces suggestions that he is a puppet for ex-president Cristina Kirchner.

Former Falklands foes swap statuettes at Vatican

Vatican City - Argentine and British bishops exchanged statuettes of the Virgin Mary in a powerful sign of reconciliation 37 years after the Falklands War between the two nations, in a ceremony on Wednesday led by Pope Francis.
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Graciela Camano slapping Carlos Kunkel.
The ceiling of the Auditorium has paintings with musical motifs. In its center there is a large chan...
The ceiling of the Auditorium has paintings with musical motifs. In its center there is a large chandelier, 7 meters in diameter with 753 bulbs.
Cathedral of Buenos Aires. Interior of the Cathedral and the central nave seen from the entrance tow...
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.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires.  Most do not have tomatoes.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Most do not have tomatoes.
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The Radisson Hotel  Concon  offers accomodation right on the r...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The Radisson Hotel, Concon, offers accomodation right on the rockeries.
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El Palmar
A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
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A flash in the sky over a concert in Salta  Argentina could be a meteorite.
A flash in the sky over a concert in Salta, Argentina could be a meteorite.
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Fruit and vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires.  Unforunately  the tomatoes are not.
Fruit and vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Unforunately, the tomatoes are not.
Entrance to the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The exposed-brick English-style mansion in the bac...
Entrance to the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The exposed-brick English-style mansion in the backgroung houses the garden's administration offices, a museum, a botanical library, and a herbarium.
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.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the French garden with part of the main conservat...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the French garden with part of the main conservatory in the background.
Piles of garbage and people sifting through it after the businesses closing hours in the city centre...
Piles of garbage and people sifting through it after the businesses closing hours in the city centre (Rua Peru and Av. de Mayo), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Unprotected job in progress in the middle of sidewalk at Avenida de Libertador  Buenos Aires  Argent...
Unprotected job in progress in the middle of sidewalk at Avenida de Libertador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Córdoba Cathedral (Our Lady of the Assumption) is the main catholic church of the city and the ...
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.
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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Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The construction of high-rises overlooking the ocean threatens...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The construction of high-rises overlooking the ocean threatens with invasion and the destruction of the sand dunes and their natural beauty.
Roaring waters of the waterfalls in Nacional Parque de Iguazu  Argentina.
Roaring waters of the waterfalls in Nacional Parque de Iguazu, Argentina.
 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.

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