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Exiled Morales pulling Bolivian political strings as polls loom

La Paz - From exile in Buenos Aires, former leftist president Evo Morales continues to influence Bolivian politics and is plotting his party's return to power in September elections, analysts say.

Argentina cranks up coronavirus lockdown in capital

Buenos Aires - Argentina President Alberto Fernandez announced on Friday a toughening of lockdown measures in the capital Buenos Aires and its surrounding area as coronavirus cases are on the rise.

700-km Brazil 'megaflash' sets lightning record: UN

Geneva - The UN's weather agency announced Thursday the longest lightning bolt on record -- a single flash in Brazil on October 31, 2018 that cut the sky across more than 700 kilometres.

With no flights, Argentine sails across Atlantic to see parents

Mar Del Plata - "Mission accomplished!" That joyful declaration came from Juan Manuel Ballestero, an Argentine sailor who, unable to fly home from Portugal due to the pandemic, crossed the ocean alone in his modest sailboat to see his aging parents."I did it!

Argentina's pandemic-hit events business reinvents itself online

Buenos Aires - Argentina's strict coronavirus lockdown has forced hundreds of party venues into bankruptcy since it came into force in March, but many owners are successfully remodelling their businesses to embrace the virtual realities of the pandemic's new normal.

LATAM announces suspension of Argentine subsidiary operations

Santiago - Latin America's largest airline announced on Wednesday that it is indefinitely ceasing operations at its Argentine subsidiary due to the financial hardship provoked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Argentina extends debt negotiations to June 19

Buenos Aires - Argentina on Friday extended a deadline for debt restructuring talks to June 19 as the economy ministry announced it was preparing to present a new offer to creditors.

Recession-hit Argentina refines new offer to creditors

Buenos Aires - Argentina will offer a new proposal to creditors on Friday as it looks to restructure a $66 billion debt that contributed to the crisis-hit South American country defaulting last month for the ninth time in its history.

More than 20,000 shops reopen in Argentine capital

Buenos Aires - More than 20,000 clothes and shoe shops in Buenos Aires were allowed to open on Monday as Argentina began a gradual reopening following more than two months of coronavirus lockdown.Until now, only businesses deemed essential had been allowed to open.

Argentina ex-president Macri accused of spying on 400 journalists

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) has called for an investigation into former president Mauricio Macri for allegedly spying on more than 400 journalists, a source told AFP on Sunday.

Argentine paleontologists discover small carnivorous dinosaur

Buenos Aires - Fossilized remains of a new species of dinosaur that lived 90 million years ago have been discovered in Patagonia, Argentine paleontologists announced on Thursday.

Two firefighters killed in Argentina perfume shop blast

Buenos Aires - Two firefighters died and another 15 were wounded after two explosions in a perfume shop in Buenos Aires Tuesday as they were trying to extinguish a blaze, the emergency services said.

IMF backs revised Argentine debt offer, 'limited scope' for more

Buenos Aires - A revised Argentine proposal to international creditors on restructuring $66 billion in debt won backing Monday from the IMF, which warned the government had limited scope for a better offer.

Argentina's ex-president Macri probed over 'spying'

Buenos Aires - Prosecutors in Argentina have opened an investigation into allegations that former president Mauricio Macri spied on political opponents during his five years in office, judicial sources reported Friday.

Latin America's slums facing losing battle against virus spread

Montevideo - As the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, Latin America's slum dwellers waited defenseless in its path. Now, with the region becoming the new epicenter of the crisis, the virus is unleashing destruction on its most vulnerable populations.

Orthodox Jews arrested over wedding in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Eight people were detained as they were preparing to celebrate an Orthodox Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires despite a lockdown, the local public prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Argentina in default but creditor negotiations continue

Buenos Aires - Argentina defaulted on Friday for the second time in less than 20 years after failing to pay $500 million of interest on its bond debt, but it continues to negotiate a restructure with creditors, Finance Minister Martin Guzman said.

Default looms for Argentina despite debt deadline extension

Buenos Aires - Argentina was teetering on the brink of a second default this century on Friday as the deadline for a $500 million bond interest repayment approached.

Argentina's second city resumes lockdown after virus cases spike

Buenos Aires - Argentina's second city Cordoba has rolled back on the easing of lockdown measures following a sharp spike in coronavirus infections, authorities said Tuesday.

Pandemic increases isolation of Argentina's desert children

Mendoza - Argentina's coronavirus lockdown has closed schools nationwide and driven teaching online, but nowhere are the wasted weeks felt more keenly than in Huarpe indigenous communities in the far north, which have little access to the internet or distance ed...

Mara the ex-circus elephant retires to Brazil

Bras - Mara, an Indian elephant rescued from an Argentine circus, arrived at an animal sanctuary in Brazil Wednesday to start a new life at 50-something -- beginning with a celebratory frolic in the dirt.

Infections spike in heart of Buenos Aires, worrying authorities

Buenos Aires - One of Buenos Aires' poorest and most densely populated neighborhoods has shown a spike in the number of COVID-19 infections, worrying authorities hoping to ease the Argentine capital's two-month lockdown later this month.

Argentina's joust with bondholders likely to drag on beyond Friday

Buenos Aires - A war of nerves between Argentina and international creditors over restructuring its massive debt is likely to continue unabated past a Friday deadline, analysts say.

Argentine tango dancers go solo awaiting embrace lost to pandemic

Buenos Aires - Tango's once-warm embrace has grown cool under Argentina's strict coronavirus quarantine, though aficionados are finding a way to circumvent social isolation with virtual classes while they wait for dance venues to reopen.

Argentine prison riot over coronavirus ends with promise of talks

Buenos Aires - A prison riot in Argentina over fears of the coronavirus spreading in the facility ended Friday after inmates agreed to hold talks with officials, local media reported.

Produce-rich Argentina's exports ravaged by coronavirus

Buenos Aires - The United Nations has warned of an impending food shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic as major exporters such as Argentina find it increasingly difficult to sell their produce.

Buenos Aires homeless stuck on the streets during coronavirus lockdown

Buenos Aires - The Argentine government has ordered people to stay at home until mid-April, but thousands have literally nowhere to go -- for them "home" is the street.

Argentina couple defy coronavirus to hold virtual wedding

Buenos Aires - When Argentine couple Diego Aspitia and Sofia Cuggino got engaged to be married a year ago, they set a date in March, but like countless others across the globe, their wedding fell victim to the coronavirus lockdown.

Crisis-hit Argentines fear for the future over virus

Buenos Aires - Argentines knew 2020 would be a tough year as the country struggles to pay off its debts, but no one could have imagined that a pandemic would also leave people locked up in their own homes.

Argentina will need 'substantial debt relief': IMF chief

Washington - Argentina's government will need "substantial debt relief" from private creditors as the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact exacerbates the country's financial situation, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Friday.
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Building of the former Rectory of the National University of Córdoba. Currently it houses a Museum and the Central Library.
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Spotted at the Argentina stand.
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Antonio Berni's matrix as a starting point for the final product shown in the picture above, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Majestic, misty Iguazu Falls
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Plaza de Mayo with presidential palace Casa Rosada in background, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Central nave of St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
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Main entrance to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Córdoba.
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Atletico Tostado players attack referee.
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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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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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Paraphysornis brasiliensis, a terror bird from the Early Miocene of Brazil.
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Fast and convenient motorbikes for their users but dangerous for pedestrians crossing the streets, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Nelly Omar at her home in 2010.(Screengrab from Clarín.com).
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Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Most do not have tomatoes.
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Tanguera (screenshot from trailer)
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Result of A. Berni's interests in indigenous culture he studied in a few Latin American countries, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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