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Russian disqualified from Tango competition over 'punch'

Buenos Aires - A Russian participant in the World Tango Championships in Buenos Aires has been disqualified for violence towards his partner, the organizers said Wednesday.

Argentina's Kirchner leads call to free Brazil's Lula

Buenos Aires - Presidential frontrunner Alberto Fernandez and running-mate Cristina Kirchner led calls by dozens of Argentine personalities Tuesday to free Brazil's jailed leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Peso stability a priority says new Argentine finance minister

Buenos Aires - Argentina's new finance minister made stabilizing the country's battered currency his top priority Tuesday, while still pledging to meet commitments made to the International Monetary Fund, which is sending a team to Buenos Aires.

Presidential frontrunner says Argentina 'virtually' in default

Buenos Aires - The frontrunner in Argentina's presidential race, Alberto Fernandez, said in local press interviews that the country is "virtually" in default and should renegotiate its bailout loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

Argentine economy minister resigns amid deepening crisis

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne resigned Saturday after a week of economic tumult caused by President Mauricio Macri's defeat in a primary poll ahead of a general election.

Fitch, S&P downgrade Argentina's credit rating on rising uncertainty

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso ended a tumultuous week Friday having shed 20 percent in its value against the US dollar as both Fitch and S&P cut the South American country's long-term credit rating, citing increased uncertainty and a rising risk of default.

Argentine peso halts slide, closes up more than 4%

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso halted its slide Thursday, closing up more than four percent following three days of sharp declines as President Mauricio Macri grappled with a crushing political defeat. The rebound, which left the peso at 59.

Argentine peso rebounds after presidential rivals call for calm

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso regained 7.41 percent of its value against the dollar as markets opened on Thursday following three days of sharp declines as President Mauricio Macri grappled with a crushing political defeat.The rebound, which left the peso at 57.

Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A 99-year-old Irishman competing at the World Tango Championships in Argentina has received an ovation for his performance from aficionados at the Buenos Aires venue.

Argentine president announces salary hikes, tax cuts, after poll setback

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced plans for salary hikes and tax cuts Wednesday after voters turned resoundingly against his austerity policies, sparking days of economic turmoil.

Argentine peso on roller coaster after Macri defeat

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso slipped further against the dollar Tuesday while the stock market partially recovered as South America's third-largest economy continued to take a pummeling in the wake of pro-business President Mauricio Macri's crushing defeat in part...

Argentine peso on roller coaster after Macri defeat

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso slipped further against the dollar Tuesday while the stock market partially recovered as South America's third-largest economy continued to take a pummeling in the wake of pro-business President Mauricio Macri's crushing defeat in part...

Argentine frontrunner says Bolsonaro 'misogynist, racist'

Buenos Aires - Argentina's leftist presidential frontrunner, Alberto Fernandez, on Tuesday branded Brazil leader Jair Bolsonaro as "misogynist, racist and violent" in the latest shots of a diplomatic spat between the two South American powers.

Argentina turns back to Peronism in rebuke to Macri

Buenos Aires - Juan Domingo Peron died 45 years ago but his legacy lives on in Argentina where his disciples continue to dominate politics while representing a wide spectrum from left to right.

Brazil's Bolsonaro warns of Argentina exodus after Macri defeat

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday warned of a possible exodus from Argentina after the country's center-right leader Mauricio Macri suffered a major defeat in weekend party primaries.

Macri predicts worse to come as Argentine peso, stock exchange plunge

Buenos Aires - Pro-business President Mauricio Macri predicted worse would follow after Argentina's peso and the Buenos Aires stock exchange plummeted Monday following his crushing defeat by populist candidate Alberto Fernandez in a party primary election.

Macri suffers crushing defeat in key Argentina primaries

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri suffered a crushing defeat as Argentines voted in party primaries on Sunday ahead of October's general election.

Argentine ex-army chief acquitted of military-era kidnapping, torture

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine army chief Cesar Milani was acquitted on Friday of the kidnapping and torture of a man and his son in 1977 during the South American country's last military dictatorship.

Argentine abortion activists unbowed in regional battle

Buenos Aires - One year after Argentina's Senate defeated a bill to legalize abortion, the country's feminists are keeping up the fight and leading Latin America's struggle for abortion rights.

Argentine trial starts against priests for sexually abusing deaf children

Mendoza - Two priests and a gardener appeared in court Monday to face charges of sexually abusing deaf children in their care, in a case that has sent shockwaves through Argentina's Catholic church.

'They're demonic': the deaf victims of Argentina's pedophile priests speak out

Mendoza - Ezequiel Villalonga spent most of his life at the Provolo Institute in Mendoza, a Catholic school for deaf children. But now the 18-year-old, who is deaf and mute, has lost all faith in the Church.

Lima Group: Venezuela crisis threatens 'international security'

Buenos Aires - The Lima Group on Tuesday said Venezuela's political crisis threatened regional peace and international security, and urged the global community to make a "huge effort to re-establish" democracy in the South American country.

US offers $7 mn to find Hezbollah agent as Pompeo visits Argentina

Buenos Aires - The United States on Friday offered a $7 million reward to find a Hezbollah operative accused of masterminding a deadly 1994 attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to unite Latin American nations against the...

US offers $7 mn to find Hezbollah agent wanted for Argentina attack

Buenos Aires - The United States on Friday offered a $7 million reward to find a Hezbollah operative accused of masterminding a deadly 1994 attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, as it vowed to bring together Latin American nations to fight the militant group.

Argentina still waiting for 1994 Jewish center bombing justice

Buenos Aires - Argentina marks the 25th anniversary of the bomb attack on a Jewish center that left 85 people dead with a day of mourning on Thursday, but the relatives of victims are still waiting for justice.

South American bloc calls for Venezuela elections

Santa Fe - South American trade bloc Mercosur called for "free, fair and transparent presidential elections, as soon as possible" in Venezuela, at its summit in Argentina on Wednesday.

Pompeo to take up immigration, Iran on Latin America tour

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will press US efforts to curb immigration and counter Iran during a four-nation tour of Latin America, the State Department said Tuesday.

Presidential candidate testifies in Kirchner Iran cover-up case

Buenos Aires - Argentine presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez testified Wednesday in a case against his running mate and former president Cristina Kirchner, who is accused of covering for Iran over a bomb attack on a Jewish center.

Former Argentine president De la Rua dead at 81

Buenos Aires - Argentine former head of state Fernando de la Rua -- who was famously evacuated by helicopter from the presidential palace during the 2001 economic crisis -- died Tuesday in Buenos Aires at the age of 81.

Key dates for Argentina's ex-president de la Rua

Paris - Argentina's ex-president Fernando de la Rua, who died Tuesday aged 81, quit government in 2001 amid a major economic meltdown that lead the country into the biggest debt default at the time.
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Cathedral of Buenos Aires. The facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral is French-Neoclassical style and...
Cathedral of Buenos Aires. The facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral is French-Neoclassical style and has twelve columns representing the twelve apostles of Christ.
Esteban Lamothe and Romina Paula in the Argentinean movie The Student
Esteban Lamothe and Romina Paula in the Argentinean movie The Student
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Entry to a colourful cafe in La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Central nave and main altar of the Cathedral of Córdoba.
Central nave and main altar of the Cathedral of Córdoba.
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Tourist information booth close to Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Two thousand truckers protested in front of Casa Rosada (The Pink House) to show displeasure at government policies
Copahue volcano on red alert  December 24.
Copahue volcano on red alert, December 24.
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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.
Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar  in 1953.
Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar, in 1953.
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Atletico Tostado players attack referee.
Atletico Tostado players attack referee.
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Nelly Omar at her home in 2010.(Screengrab from Clarín.com).
Nelly Omar at her home in 2010.(Screengrab from Clarín.com).
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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.
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Iguazu Waterfalls
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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.

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