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Argentina judge dismisses cover-up case against president

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge dismissed the case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly shielding Iranian officials from prosecution over the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.

Argentina creates new spy agency after prosecutor's death

Buenos Aires - Argentina's congress passed a law Thursday creating a new intelligence service after the mysterious death of a prosecutor who had accused the president of a cover-up in his probe of a 1994 bombing targeting Jews.

Argentine government accuses ex-spy of smuggling

Buenos Aires - A powerful ex-spy linked to explosive allegations against Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was accused by the government Tuesday of running a smuggling ring and committing tax fraud.

Argentina's Kirchner accuses lawmakers of joining opposition rally

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner criticized lawmakers Saturday for participating in a massive march over the controversial death of a prosecutor, accusing them of joining the opposition to protest her administration.

Ex-wife of dead Argentine prosecutor rejects suicide claim

Buenos Aires - The ex-wife of a dead Argentine prosecutor rejected claims he'd killed himself and called for independent oversight of the probe Thursday, a day after huge crowds called for justice in the case.

Thousands rally in Buenos Aires over Nisman death

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of people demanding justice marched in symbolic silence Wednesday in soaking Buenos Aires to mark a month since the suspicious death of a prosecutor who was ready to accuse the Argentine president of a massive cover-up.

March ramps up pressure over Argentine prosecutor death

Buenos Aires - President Cristina Kirchner urged Argentines to be on guard Wednesday ahead of a mass protest over the mysterious death of a prosecutor who had accused her of a cover-up in his probe of a 1994 bombing.

French court refuses Argentina torture suspect extradition

Paris - France's top appeals court on Wednesday ruled against extraditing Mario Alfredo Sandoval, a former policeman wanted by Argentina for torture and rights abuses under the country's military dictatorship.

MALBA exhibition of Latin American art, Buenos Aires, Argentina Special

Buenos Aires - The city’s Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) is a place showing two parallel exhibitions of art: temporary - Antonio Berni’s “Juanito and Ramona” (until February 21) and permanent – “Latin American art of 20th century”.

Argentina officials rally behind Kirchner

Buenos Aires - Members of Argentina's government rallied behind President Cristina Kirchner on Saturday, tossing aside allegations she protected Iranian suspects in an investigation into a 1994 bombing.

New prosecutors accuse Argentine leader of bombing cover-up

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was formally accused Friday of trying to protect Iranian officials implicated in a notorious 1994 bombing as prosecutors renewed explosive allegations first aired by a colleague who died mysteriously last month.

Dead Argentine prosecutor's ex-wife criticizes probe

Buenos Aires - The ex-wife of an Argentine prosecutor who died mysteriously after accusing President Cristina Kirchner of a cover-up in a 1994 Jewish center bombing criticized the probe into his death Thursday.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate asks Argentina to take in others

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay after staging a hunger strike appealed Thursday to neighboring Argentina to take in other prisoners from the controversial US military detention center.

Argentina's Kirchner gains nothing from prosecutor's death: FM

Washington - Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner and her top diplomat did not benefit from the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who accused them of covering up a probe into the country's worst terror strike, the diplomat told The Washington Post.

6.7 magnitude quake strikes Chile-Argentina border: USGS

Santiago - A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck a region along the border of Chile and Argentina on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.The USGS initially reported the quake, which hit at 1857 GMT, as having a magnitude of 6.9 but later revised the reading.

Unknown DNA found at home of dead Argentine prosecutor

Buenos Aires - Unidentified DNA has been found at the home of an Argentine prosecutor who died mysteriously while investigating alleged misconduct by President Cristina Kirchner, a judge said Tuesday.

Aide who gave gun to dead Argentine prosecutor is fired

Buenos Aires - The assistant who supplied late Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman with the gun used in his mysterious death was sacked on Monday, officials said.

China will build two nuclear power plants in Argentina

On Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's three-day visit to China, at least 15 agreements were signed, including agreements on travel visas, infrastructure, financing and collaboration on the building of two nuclear power plants.

Argentine lawmaker accuses president of cover-up

Buenos Aires - An Argentine opposition lawmaker filed a court case Friday against President Cristina Kirchner, accusing her of a cover-up in the mysterious death of a prosecutor investigating a 1994 Jewish center bombing.

Argentine president to tackle Navratilova, Farrow over 'smears'

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner plans to write actress Mia Farrow and retired tennis star Martina Navratilova to rebut their recent criticism and explain that the scandal engulfing her is a smear campaign, officials said Thursday.

Powerful ex-spy to be questioned in Argentine scandal

Buenos Aires - The investigator probing the mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor who was carrying out a politically explosive investigation has summoned a powerful former spy for questioning Thursday, local media reported.

Argentina's Kirchner sparks row after China accent gibes

Bejing - Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner was assailed at home and abroad Thursday after an undiplomatic tweet during a state visit to China, in which she seemingly poked fun at Asian difficulties pronouncing the letters L and R.

Holocaust-expert judge takes on Argentine bombing case

Buenos Aires - A respected Holocaust expert was named to take over as judge in the politically explosive case of a 1994 Jewish center bombing that has shaken Argentina since the lead prosecutor's mysterious death.

Argentine prosecutor drafted Kirchner arrest warrant

Buenos Aires - Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman drafted an arrest warrant for President Cristina Kirchner which was recovered from the trash at the investigator's apartment following his mysterious death last month, officials said Tuesday.

Argentina weighs spy agency reform after prosecutor death

Buenos Aires - Argentine lawmakers Tuesday began debating President Cristina Kirchner's order to disband the intelligence service, mired in scandal after the suspicious death of a prosecutor who was probing the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.

Argentine prosecutor laid to rest amid mystery over his death

La Tablada - The special prosecutor whose mysterious death set off a political firestorm in Argentina was laid to rest Thursday, as an investigation tries to determine whether he died by his own hand or was murdered.

Dead Argentine prosecutor wary even of his guards

Buenos Aires - The prosecutor whose suspicious death set off a crisis for Argentina President Cristina Kirchner no longer trusted even his bodyguards at the violent end of his life, an assistant said Wednesday.

Argentina to disband intelligence service after prosecutor death

Buenos Aires - President Cristina Kirchner said that she will disband Argentina's intelligence service after a prosecutor was found dead just hours before he was to make explosive allegations against her.

Argentina pledges 'full security' for journalists after one flees

Buenos Aires - A top aide to President Cristina Kirchner offered assurances Monday that journalists enjoy "full security" in Argentina after a reporter who revealed the suspicious death of a key prosecutor fled to Israel.

Reporter flees Argentina after threats in dead prosecutor case

Buenos Aires - A reporter who broke the story that an Argentine prosecutor was found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Kirchner fled Argentina on Sunday after threats."Now safe in Tel Aviv. Thanks everybody.
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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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The author's wife, Alejandra, feeds a Bengal Tiger as the zoo keeper watches.
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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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Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar (Screengrab from Tangocity).
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The city of Mendoza is located in the center-west of Argentina on the eastern side of The Andes.
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Central nave and main altar of the Cathedral of Córdoba.
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Spectacular view of the waterfalls from a tiny island (Isla de San Martin) on the Argentinian side.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. One of the many cats living in the garden uses a pedestal as a high-viewing spot.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cactus conservatory.
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Entry to MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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