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Argentina ICU staff bracing for next wave of Covid-19 admissions

Florencio Varela - At an ICU unit in a low-income Buenos Aires suburb, exhausted staff are bracing for a new wave of coronavirus admissions.

Argentine VP cleared in one of eight fraud cases

Buenos Aires - Argentina's top appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a fraud case against Vice President Cristina Kirchner.

Protesters in Argentina attack bus carrying president

Buenos Aires - Dozens of protesters kicked and threw rocks at a minibus carrying Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Saturday as he visited an area devastated by forest fires, TV footage showed.

One dead, several missing in Argentina forest fires

Buenos Aires - One person has died and 11 are reported missing as forest fires have blazed through Argentina's Patagonia region for days, officials reported Friday.

Thousands protest over Argentina 'VIP vaccinations' scandal

Buenos Aires - Thousands of people demonstrated in cities across Argentina on Saturday to protest the "VIP vaccinations" scandal that forced the health minister to resign.

Pope Francis expects to spend his final days in Rome: new book

Buenos Aires - Pope Francis expects to die in Rome, still the Catholic pontiff, without returning to spend his final days in his native Argentina, according to a new book titled "The Health of Popes.

Argentina president says no law broken in vaccine scandal

Mexico - Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez said Tuesday that no crime had been committed in a scandal over coronavirus vaccine queue-jumping that forced his health minister to resign.

Argentina president blasts 'unforgivable' vaccine line-jump scandal

Buenos Aires - Argentina's president Alberto Fernandez blasted his former health minister over an "unforgivable" coronavirus vaccine scandal, in quotes published on Sunday.

Argentina has new health chief after vaccine line-jumping scandal

Buenos Aires - Argentina's new health minister took office on Saturday following the resignation of her predecessor after he was caught helping friends skip the line for Covid-19 vaccinations.

Argentina president tells health minister to quit over vaccine line-jumping

- Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez asked his health minister to resign Friday after it emerged that friends of his had skipped the line for a Covid-19 vaccination.

Argentine ex-president Menem buried with military honors

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine president Carlos Menem was buried Monday in a ceremony with military honors in a Buenos Aires Islamic cemetery next to his late son.

Ex-Argentine president Menem dies aged 90

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Carlos Menem, who marked his country with a neoliberal approach to the economy, died in a Buenos Aires clinic on Sunday at the age of 90.

IMF working on details of loan deal with Argentina: Georgieva

Washington - The IMF is working towards reaching agreement on a new loan deal with Argentina and the next round of meetings will focus on the details, fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said Friday.

Millionaires' tax for virus relief takes effect in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A one-off tax on Argentina's richest people to help pay for medical supplies and relief for small businesses battered by the global coronavirus pandemic entered into force on Friday.

Wildfire ravages massive section of Argentine forest

Buenos Aires - A wildfire raging in the south of Argentina has consumed a vast swathe of forestland in three days, local authorities said Wednesday -- an area half the size of Liechtenstein.

Abortion becomes legal in Argentina as Chile starts a debate

Buenos Aires - Argentina on Thursday became one of just a handful of Latin American countries to allow elective abortion, as neighboring Chile initiated its own debate on decriminalizing a procedure denied to most women on the continent.

Argentine judge orders unproven treatment for Covid patient

Buenos Aires - An Argentinian judge compelled a private clinic to administer chlorine dioxide, used as a powerful disinfectant, to a coronavirus patient who died Monday in a case medical doctors have labelled "a scandal.

Pope recalls his youth playing football, dubs Maradona "poet"

Rome - With a ball made from rags and surging adrenaline, the young Jorge Bergoglio and his friends pulled off "miracles" playing football in the street, Pope Francis recalled on Saturday.

Argentines celebrate approval of landmark abortion law

Buenos Aires - Pro-choice activists celebrated on the streets on Wednesday as Argentina joined a handful of South American nations to legalize abortion, a landmark decision in a country where the Catholic Church has long held sway.

Argentina's Catholics, evangelicals unite against abortion bill

Buenos Aires - At the entrance to Argentina's Congress is a plaque reminding legislators that Our Lady of Lujan is the patron saint of the country's political parties -- a not-so-subtle nod to religion in a nation considering whether to allow abortions.

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela election firm

Washington - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a biometrics company that assisted voting in Venezuela's parliamentary elections, which President Donald Trump's administration says were rigged.Ex-Cle C.A.

Amnesty gathers 250,000 signatures for legal abortion in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Amnesty International on Thursday presented 250,000 signatures it has collected from around the world in support of legalizing abortion in Argentina ahead of a crucial Senate vote.

Argentina's lower house votes to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - The lower house of Argentina's congress voted to legalize abortion on Friday, sparking street celebrations by activists but the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate, which rejected a similar bill two years ago.

Argentina's lower house votes to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - The lower house of Argentina's parliament approved the legalization of abortion on Friday, sending the proposal to the Senate -- which rejected a similar bill two years ago.

Argentine president says he'll get Russia vaccine to dispel fears

Buenos Aires - President Alberto Fernandez said Thursday he would be the first person in Argentina to be injected with Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in order to dispel public fears.

Argentine lawmakers debate abortion bill ahead of Friday vote

Buenos Aires - Argentine lawmakers began discussions on a new bill to legalize abortion Thursday, reopening a debate that has bitterly divided the traditionally Catholic South American nation.

'Millionaire's tax' for virus relief passes Argentina Senate

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate passed a tax on about 12,000 of the country's richest people on Friday, to pay for coronavirus measures including medical supplies and relief for the poor and small businesses.

Maradona's doctor investigated for involuntary manslaughter

Buenos Aires - Diego Maradona's personal doctor was on Sunday being investigated for involuntary manslaughter four days after the Argentina legend suffered a fatal heart attack, prosecutors in San Isidro near Buenos Aires reported.

Thousands in Argentina march against new move to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - Thousands of anti-abortion protesters, many of them mobilized by Catholic or evangelical groups, demonstrated on Saturday across Argentina against a government-backed new bill to legalize abortion.

Maradona's death may trigger family inheritance battle

Buenos Aires - Diego Maradona's tormented private life, with its tangled relationships and paternity suits, suggests distributing his inheritance will be a complex task for lawyers bracing for claims from a slew of children -- those he recognized and those he didn't....
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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.
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. Large sand dunes and low-level vegetation constitute a unique ...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. Large sand dunes and low-level vegetation constitute a unique habitat in the area that people living along the shoreline are struggling to protect from further construction of apartment buildings.
For over three decades  the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo have fought for the right to re-unite with thei...
For over three decades, the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo have fought for the right to re-unite with their abducted children.
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The impressive Golden Hall is used for lectures  concerts and exhibitions. There are three large cha...
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.
Thetre Colón of Buenos Aires. Lateral view from Viamonte Street.
Thetre Colón of Buenos Aires. Lateral view from Viamonte Street.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garde...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garden.
The trees in the Plaza Embajada de Israel in Buenos Aires  Argentina in memory of those killed in th...
The trees in the Plaza Embajada de Israel in Buenos Aires, Argentina in memory of those killed in the Israeli embassy bombing
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Majestic  misty Iguazu Falls
Majestic, misty Iguazu Falls
La Cañada  symbol of the city of Córdoba  is the partial channeling of a creek  tributary of the S...
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.
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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The main concert hall has boxes in seven levels and it is richly decorated in gold and red and illum...
The main concert hall has boxes in seven levels and it is richly decorated in gold and red and illuminated with 105 bronze sconces and lampshades of various designs.
Main entrance to the Church of the Sacred Heart  Córdoba.
Main entrance to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Córdoba.
The author s wife  Alejandra  feeds a Bengal Tiger as the zoo keeper watches.
The author's wife, Alejandra, feeds a Bengal Tiger as the zoo keeper watches.
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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Central nave and main altar of the Cathedral of Córdoba.
Central nave and main altar of the Cathedral of Córdoba.
A panorama of the north side of the glacier
A panorama of the north side of the glacier
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Heavy rains and flooding are affecting central-south areas of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina.(Sc...
Heavy rains and flooding are affecting central-south areas of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina.(Screen capture from El Tribuno, Salta)
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