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Argentina News

Brazil quarantines Guinean feared to have Ebola

Bras - Brazilian health officials Friday quarantined a Guinean man feared to have Ebola, but stressed it was a precautionary measure and the man no longer had a fever or other symptoms.The 47-year-old man had arrived from Africa last month.

Goat with human face born in Argentina

Centro - A family is facing public accusations of bestality after one of their goats gave birth to a stillborn goat with a 'human' face.

Argentine relishes reunion with lost 'Dirty War' grandson

Buenos Aires - At age 83, Estela de Carlotto is enjoying what she calls a miracle. The grandson she lost decades ago in Argentina's "Dirty War" is suddenly back in her life.

Argentine central bank chief resigns amid economic turmoil

Buenos Aires - Argentina's central bank governor resigned Wednesday, the president's office said, as the country grapples with an economic slowdown, a debt default and a damaging row with the United States.

Argentina deposits debt payment, defying US judge

Buenos Aires - Argentina deposited a $161 million payment on its restructured debt Tuesday, defying a US judge who ruled it in contempt of court and ordered it to pay two "holdout" creditors first.

US judge calls Argentina in contempt in debt case

New York - A US judge ruled Argentina in contempt of court Monday for its attempts to skirt his block on payments to holders of the country's restructured debt.

U.S. court ruling on Argentine debt violates int'l law: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires - Argentina on Monday slammed as illegal a U.S. judge's ruling finding it in contempt of court on its debt payments.

Economic injustice theme of Pope, Kirchner meet

- Pope Francis met Argentine President Cristina Kirchner on Saturday for a closed-door Vatican meeting focused largely on the theme of economic injustice, as Buenos Aires fights hedge fund creditors.

VIDEO: Helmet cam captures dramatic armed robbery attempt

Buenos Aires - The dramatic video of the attempted armed robbery of a tourist in Buenos Aires, Argentina is spreading across the Internet.

Argentine leader seeks pope's backing for debt battle

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner will visit her compatriot Pope Francis Saturday, seeking to enlist his support for her fight against hedge fund creditors before taking her pitch to the UN.

A dangerous sign that Argentina's economy is going off the rails

The exchange rate for Argentina's black market dollar, the 'dolar blue', has hit its highest rate in history at 15.10 dolar blue to one U.S. dollar.

Argentina tries doctors for dictatorship baby thefts

Buenos Aires - Two doctors and a midwife went on trial in Argentina on Wednesday accused of delivering political prisoners' babies and helping the country's former military regime steal them from their parents.

Pope 'worried' by Argentine politics

Buenos Aires - Pope Francis is concerned about the political situation in his native Argentina, the Vatican's chief of ceremonies said Tuesday ahead of a visit by President Cristina Kirchner.

Argentina moves to impose price, production controls

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate on Thursday passed a bill sponsored by President Cristina Kirchner that would empower her government to regulate prices and production to combat high inflation, drawing sharp objections from the private sector.

Argentine lawmakers OK debt payment alternatives

Buenos Aires - Argentina's lawmakers approved a measure early Thursday that would transfer the payment site for the country's restructured debt obligations from New York to Buenos Aires, as the country grapples with fallout from its 2001 default.

Argentina to pay bondholders despite U.S. court ruling

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires moved to pay bondholders domestically after a U.S. bank left it unable to do so, President Cristina Kirchner said.

Three relatives of pope killed in Argentina accident

Buenos Aires - Two infant grandnephews of Pope Francis and their mother were killed early Tuesday when their car slammed into the back of a truck in Argentina, authorities said.

Review: 'Rosa Yagan', a Native American woman from the end of the world Special

Puerto Williams - Rosa Yagan, an aboriginal woman belonging to the southernmost ethnic group on the planet, spent her infancy and youth as her nomadic ancestors, with their language and ancient customs. Her story is told in the book "Rosa Yagan, the last link".

DestapaBanana means no more boring fruit (Video)

Sebastian Berger from Argentina has come up with a great idea. Called DestapaBanana, this handy tool will turn your average and plain old banana into a deluxe dessert treat, by allowing you to fill the fruit with your favorite filling.

Long-lost Argentine grandson to testify before judge

Buenos Aires - The long-lost grandson of the leader of an Argentine rights group that fights to find babies stolen during the 1976-1983 dictatorship will testify before a judge investigating the case, officials said Thursday.

Argentine woman in emotional meeting with long-lost grandson

Buenos Aires - An elderly Argentine woman hugged her long-lost grandson for the first time Wednesday in an emotional meeting, thirty-six years after he was snatched by the country's then dictatorship.

Argentine vows to keep fighting after finding grandson

Buenos Aires - Her face aglow after finding her grandson 36 years after he was stolen by Argentina's military regime, activist Estela Carlotto vowed Wednesday to keep fighting to find hundreds of others still missing.

Decades later, Argentina activist finds stolen grandson

Buenos Aires - An Argentine grandmother whose rights group has fought to find babies stolen during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship finally found her long-lost grandson, 36 years after he was snatched from his mother.

Playful whale lifts kayak with two people on board in Argentina

Puerto Madryn - Two people navigating on a kayak off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina, had a unique experience when their small vessel was gently lifted by a whale (Video). Such close encounter is illegal in Chubut for safety and conservation reasons.

Pope seeks justice 20 years after attack on Argentine Jews

Buenos Aires - Pope Francis called Friday for justice to be done in the unsolved bombing at a Jewish center in Argentina that killed 85 people and wounded 300 others two decades ago.

Lionel Messi's legacy remains intact despite World Cup loss

Social media went haywire when Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball winner of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil over James Rodriguez and Arjen Robben.

Germany edges the battle in wide areas to sink Argentina

Germany defeated Argentina to claim their fourth World Cup, in what was expected to be a tight affair between two sides that adopt contrasting styles of football.

Putin, Kirchner seek 'multipolarity' in Argentina visit

Buenos Aires - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner called for a multipolar world order as Moscow sought to boost ties with Latin America amid heightened East-West tensions.

Putin backs Argentine call for 'multipolarity' on visit

Buenos Aires - Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner Saturday, backing her call to curb Western dominance of international relations as they cemented a nuclear energy deal.

It's Pope versus Pope in the World Cup Final

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI may play for the same team as Catholics, but they certainly don't cheer for the same team as football fans.
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Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. A lonely bather resting on the rocks admires the scenery along...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. A lonely bather resting on the rocks admires the scenery along the route between Concon and Viña del Mar.
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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.
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Historic Cabildo (City Hall), Palace of Justice and Jail of the city of Cordoba at the San Martín Central Square. The construction started in 1733, but it was built in various stages, including the adding of the second floor. Currently is a Cultural and Historic Center.
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Atletico Tostado players attack referee.
Atletico Tostado players attack referee.
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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.
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El Palmar
El Palmar
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Spotted at the Argentina stand.
Spotted at the Argentina stand.
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A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
Martin St-Amant
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Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar (Screengrab from Tangocity).
Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar (Screengrab from Tangocity).
Tangocity
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A boat ride towards the biggest waterfall of the area  La Garganta del Diablo (97m high) on the Arge...
A boat ride towards the biggest waterfall of the area, La Garganta del Diablo (97m high) on the Argentinian side.
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The elephant trainer is on great terms with the pachyderms.  He even sleeps in the elephant shed wit...
The elephant trainer is on great terms with the pachyderms. He even sleeps in the elephant shed with them each night.
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St. Isidore Cathedral  San Isidro  Buenos Aires.
St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires.  La Primavera  (The Spring). Marble sculpture of Argentine art...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. "La Primavera" (The Spring). Marble sculpture of Argentine artist Lucio Correa. This work is also known as "La Ondina del Plata".
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This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the terminus of one the Patagonia Icefield’s many s...
This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the terminus of one the Patagonia Icefield’s many spectacular glaciers – Upsala Glacier, located on the eastern side of the icefield. Upsala is the third largest glacier in the icefield and like most other glaciers in the region, it has experienced significant retreat over the past century.
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Reynaldo Bignone (left)
Reynaldo Bignone (left)
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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.
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Interior of the Cathedral of Córdoba  Argentina.
Interior of the Cathedral of Córdoba, Argentina.
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 Saturnalia . Sculptural group by Italian artist Ernesto Biondi (1854-1917). This is a bronze replic...
"Saturnalia". Sculptural group by Italian artist Ernesto Biondi (1854-1917). This is a bronze replica of the original on display at the Gallery of Modern Art, Rome. It was donated to the National Museum of Fine Arts in 1963, censored by the military dictators for many years. It was placed at the Botanical Garden in 1984. The sculpture depicts a scene of a pagan religious celebration carried out by the ancient Romans, held in honor of the god Saturn.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The Main Conservatory. Built in Paris in Art Nouveau style thi...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The Main Conservatory. Built in Paris in Art Nouveau style this winter-house received recognition in the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1889. It contains 2500 tropical plants and is considered to be the only winter-house in that style still conserved in the world.
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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.
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