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Defiant Kirchner before judge in sweeping anti-corruption probe

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner appeared before a judge leading a major probe into corruption under her government Monday, hitting out at what she described as "judicial persecutions" to rule her out of next year's elections.

Corruption scandal in Argentina fells titans of business

Buenos Aires - Records kept in notebooks of the kinds used by schoolchildren are bringing down titans of Argentina's industry in a multimillion-dollar corruption scandal.Dirty dealings are nothing new in Argentina.

Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion

Buenos Aires - Argentina's senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women's rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature's lower house months earlier.

Argentina's former VP Boudou convicted of corruption

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former vice president, Amado Boudou, was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of corruption while serving under former president Cristina Kirchner.

Argentine ex-vice president Boudou convicted for corruption

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former vice president, Amado Boudou, was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of corruption while serving under former president Cristina Kirchner.

Marches and tears as Argentina abortion law vote approaches

Buenos Aires - With Argentina on the verge of a Senate move on legalizing abortion, women in favor marched, banged pots and made their voices heard Sunday.

In Argentina, a corruption scandal built on 8 spiral notebooks

Buenos Aires - A businessman who has admitted paying "contributions to election campaigns" during the presidencies of Nestor and Cristina Kirchner could testify in a major corruption case roiling Argentina's political and business worlds.

'Corruption notebooks' put heat on Argentina's ex-president Kirchner

Buenos Aires - A web of graft allegations stemming from the period former presidents Cristina Kirchner and her husband ruled Argentina became even stickier this week when "corruption notebooks" detailing secretive cash deliveries came to light.

Argentina's senate approves text of abortion bill set for vote

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate on Wednesday approved the text of a bill to legalize abortion that will be put to a vote on August 8.

Ex-Pinochet colonel captured in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Argentina says it has captured a former Chilean army colonel convicted of crimes against humanity during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Argentine Church spars with abortion campaigners ahead of debate

Buenos Aires - A crime or a right? That's the question posed by the influential Catholic Church three weeks out from a Senate vote on whether to adopt a bill that would decriminalize abortion in Argentina.

25 survivors of ship sinking reach ports in South America

Montevideo - The 25 survivors of the sinking of a Spanish ship off the Argentine coast reached the mainland Sunday aboard two ships that had picked them up in storm-tossed seas, a Uruguayan navy spokesman said.

Argentina ask Russia to arrest Iran official over 1994 bombing

Buenos Aires - Argentina has asked Russia to arrest former Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati for extradition in connection with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

One dead, one missing as Spanish fishing boat sinks near Argentina

Buenos Aires - One person has died and another is missing after a Spanish fishing vessel sank off Argentina on Wednesday, but 25 crew members have been rescued, the Argentine Navy said.

Argentine Senate starts debating historic abortion bill

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate on Tuesday began debating a historic abortion bill passed by the lower house Chamber of Deputies last month.

Pablo Escobar son says money laundering charges violate his rights

Buenos Aires - The son of late drug lord Pablo Escobar is "outraged" that he and his mother have been charged with money laundering in Argentina -- a move he described as judicial "bullying" based on their identities.

Argentina paralyzed by anti-IMF deal strike

Buenos Aires - Argentina ground to a halt Monday as public service unions blocked road, rail and air transport with a nationwide 24-hour strike in protest at the government's latest deal with the International Monetary Fund.

Argentina paralyzed by anti-IMF deal strike

Buenos Aires - Argentina's unions paralyzed the country with a 24-hour strike on Monday in protest at the government's latest deal with the International Monetary Fund.

Argentina gets first $15 bn from IMF

Buenos Aires - Argentina on Friday received $15 billion, the first tranche of a $50 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to help stabilize its fragile economy, the South American nation's central bank said.

IMF greenlights three-year $50 bn Argentina aid program

Washington - The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday formally approved a $50 billion aid package intended to help Argentina confront inflation, budget deficits and a weakening currency.

Argentina marks first hate crime conviction involving trans woman

Buenos Aires - A court in Argentina sentenced a man Monday to life imprisonment for killing a transsexual leader, the first hate crime conviction for targeting a trans woman.

Argentina stock market plunges 8.33 percent

Buenos Aires - The Buenos Aires stock exchange plummeted more than 8.0 percent Monday, pulled down by sharp declines in energy and bank shares amid market volatility as Argentina seeks support from the IMF.The Merval Index dropped 8.

Argentina seeks to reassure markets after peso crisis

Buenos Aires - Argentina sought to inject some confidence back into its beleaguered currency and calm markets on Friday after the peso plunged more than 6.0 percent against the dollar, leaving it at a record low.

Argentine lawmakers approve bill to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - Argentine lawmakers Thursday backed a bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, a historic step for Pope Francis's Catholic homeland, although the measure must still pass through the Senate.

Argentina abortion debate goes into second day

Buenos Aires - Debate on a bill to legalize abortion in conservative Argentina dragged into a second day Thursday without a vote as thousands of pro- and anti-abortion supporters demonstrated outside the Congress.

Argentine Congress prepares for historic abortion vote

Buenos Aires - Lawmakers in conservative Argentina prepared to vote Wednesday on a decisive bill to legalize abortion which if passed, would make it the most populous Latin American country to do so.The debate has divided Argentinian society.

Argentine Congress set for historic abortion vote

Buenos Aires - Lawmakers in traditionally conservative Argentina began a key session Wednesday ahead of a divisive vote on a bill to legalize abortion.The debate has divided Argentinian society.

Argentina faces historic vote on legalizing abortion

Buenos Aires - Lawmakers in Pope Francis' native Argentina vote Wednesday on legalizing abortion, which if passed, would make it the most populous country in South America to allow women to terminate pregnancies.The debate has divided Argentinian society.

Argentina union group plans strike against Macri, IMF

Buenos Aires - Argentina's top union federation warned Tuesday that it would strike against President Mauricio Macri and his adjustment deal with the International Monetary Fund.The strike will be launched on June 25, according to union leader Hector Daer.

Argentine stock market up 4.15 percent after IMF deal

Buenos Aires - Argentina's stock market rose 4.15 percent while its currency fell 1.68 percent against the dollar Friday, a day after Buenos Aires agreed to a $50 billion standby loan from the International Monetary Fund.
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Main entrance to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Córdoba.
Theatre Colón  Buenos Aires. View from  9 de Julio  Avenue. The main entrance to the theatre is in ...
Theatre Colón, Buenos Aires. View from "9 de Julio" Avenue. The main entrance to the theatre is in the opposite side, on Libertad Street.
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Iguazu Waterfalls
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Entry to a colourful cafe in La Boca  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Entry to a colourful cafe in La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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.
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St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
Antonio Berni s  La gran tentacion  (1962)  MALBA exhibition  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Antonio Berni's "La gran tentacion" (1962), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Epecuén  a spa resort and tourist village in Argentina  which was covered in water 25 years ago and...
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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Antonio Berni s final product of flattened 3D art that he came up with after filling the carved form...
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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A corner with pieces of art from Neorealism and Realism era with Rhod Rothfuss "3 circulos rojos" at the back wall (1948), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Just one individual out of tens of thousands who will call the sidewalks of Buenos Aires home tonight.
Aerial view of Perito Moreno taken two weeks before collapse of glacier in 2004
Aerial view of Perito Moreno taken two weeks before collapse of glacier in 2004
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The city of Mendoza is located in the center-west of Argentina on the eastern side of The Andes.
The city of Mendoza is located in the center-west of Argentina on the eastern side of The Andes.
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Contemporary art arrangement with bubbled wall, a place to experiment with see-through photography by the visitors, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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