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Argentine ex-army chief held over dictatorship crimes

Buenos Aires - The commander of Argentina's armed forces from 2013 to 2015, Cesar Milani, was arrested Friday over his alleged involvement in two kidnappings during the country's brutal military dictatorship.

Argentina president bows to pressure in graft scandal

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri has bowed to pressure by canceling a government debt deal with a company previously controlled by his father that had prompted accusations of a conflict of interests.

Prosecutors target Argentina president in graft case

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor on Tuesday demanded a judicial investigation into alleged financial conflicts of interest by the country's President Mauricio Macri.

Argentina's ex-spy chief faces arrest

Buenos Aires - Prosecutors have requested the arrest of Argentina's intelligence chief under former president Cristina Kirchner over murky accusations he shielded a fugitive drug trafficker from arrest.

Argentina, Brazil urge South America to open to EU, Mexico

Bras - The presidents of Brazil and Argentina called Tuesday for more ambitious Latin American trade, saying regional ties should strengthen in response to uncertainty over relations with Washington.

Nearly 2,000 set Guinness floating record in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Nearly 2,000 people joined hands in a salty lake in Argentina on Monday, setting a new Guinness world record for the most people floating while connected.

Climate change shows in shrinking Antarctic snows

Vast icy rock peaks tower above Argentina's Carlini research base in Antarctica. But scientists who have worked there for decades say the glaciers are less icy than they once were.

Argentine wildfires devastate pampas

General Levalle - Firefighters in Argentina said Thursday they were bringing under control three wildfires that have devastated nearly a million hectares (2.5 million acres) of the country's famous pampas, or plains.

Argentine ministry omits disputed islands, draws rebukes

Buenos Aires - New Year's greetings tend to be uncontroversial, but an Argentine ministry sparked angry reaction over the weekend when a map of the country accompanying its year-end wishes omitted an island chain that sparked a short but bitter war with Britain.

Argentine ex-president Kirchner faces new probe over bombing

Buenos Aires - An Argentine appeals court ordered a new investigation Thursday into charges that ex-president Cristina Kirchner obstructed a probe into a 1994 bombing that killed 85 people at a Jewish community center.

Kirchner, Argentina's divisive ex-president

Buenos Aires - Cristina Kirchner, the fiery ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for 12 years along with her late husband Nestor, remains as divisive out of office as she was while in power.

Former Argentine leader Kirchner charged in corruption case

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner was charged in a corruption case Tuesday and slapped with a $630-million asset freeze over public tenders awarded to a businessman friend during her administration.

Argentine finance minister sacked amid stubborn recession

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri sacked his finance minister Alfonso Prat-Gay on Monday, shaking up his economic team amid a stubborn recession that has made his center-right reforms deeply unpopular.

Argentine court to try Bieber for photographer assault

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court has ruled that pop star Justin Bieber must face trial for allegedly assaulting a photographer outside a nightclub in 2013, according to a decision published Thursday.

Britain, Argentina agree on identifying Falklands war dead

London - Britain and Argentina have signed an agreement to exhume and identify 123 Argentine soldiers buried on the Falkland Islands following mediation by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the British government said.

Argentine president probed for nepotism in tax amnesty

Buenos Aires - Argentine authorities opened an investigation Tuesday into President Mauricio Macri for alleged nepotism in a controversial decree that extended a tax amnesty to his father and other officials' families.

US declassifies new documents on Argentina's rights abuses

Washington - The US government declassified Monday a new batch of documents shedding light on human rights abuses under Argentina's military dictatorship between 1975 and 1984.

Argentina threatens to arrest Uber drivers, managers

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor on Tuesday threatened to arrest and jail Uber drivers and managers for operating unregulated vehicles and tax evasion.

Argentine pedophile dies after cathedral concert attack

Buenos Aires - A convicted pedophile has died after being badly beaten during a concert he was performing in a cathedral near Buenos Aires, attacked by parents from a preschool where he had allegedly molested children, a priest said.

Latin Americans march to condemn violence against women

Buenos Aires - Mass marches to condemn horrific violence against women swept Latin America on Friday, after a series of brutal murders stoked outrage over a long-smoldering problem in the region.

Argentine official denies president discussed new Trump tower

Buenos Aires - An official in Argentina's government denied Monday that Donald Trump had asked President Mauricio Macri to approve a building project by one of his companies in Buenos Aires.

Argentines wrestle demons at 'exorcism school'

Buenos Aires - Manuel Acuna sprinkles holy water and waves his crucifix, then lays his hand on the sweating, shrieking woman before him.This is not a horror movie.

Argentina extradites Colombian druglord Londono to US

Buenos Aires - Argentina extradited alleged Colombian drug boss Henry Jesus Lopez Londono to the United States on Thursday, authorities said.

6.2-magnitude quake shakes northwestern Argentina

Washington - A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Argentina Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

IMF urges Argentina to continue reforms, protect poor

Washington - The IMF on Thursday urged Argentina to stay the course on tough economic reforms, but also to take steps to protect the poor from the negative consequences.

Singer Michael Buble says 3-year-old son has cancer

Buenos Aires - Canadian singer Michael Buble said Friday he is taking a break from his career because his three-year-old son Noah has been diagnosed with cancer.

Argentina's ex-president Kirchner testifies in graft probe

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner received a rock-star welcome from thousands of supporters as she appeared in court Monday to request a graft probe against her be dropped, claiming it was "persecution" by the current government.

Argentine woman with Down syndrome inspires as teacher

Cordoba - When Noelia Garella was a child, a nursery school rejected her as a "monster." Now 31, she is in a class of her own.

Argentina seeks extradition of Iran ex-minister

Buenos Aires - Argentina issued another extradition warrant Thursday for an Iranian ex-foreign minister over the deadly bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires in 1994, the government said.

Argentine learns he was stolen as baby under dictators

Buenos Aires - Maximiliano Ruiz was not expecting a call from Argentina's National Commission for the Right to Identity. He already knew his identity -- or so he thought.He was 40, the happy son of middle-class parents.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cactus conservatory.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cactus conservatory.
Torrential rains have flooded Buenos Aires in Argentina - April 2  2013
Torrential rains have flooded Buenos Aires in Argentina - April 2, 2013
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Piles of garbage and people sifting through it after the businesses closing hours in the city centre (Rua Peru and Av. de Mayo), 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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St. Isidore Cathedral  San Isidro  Buenos Aires.
St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
Antonio Berni s art installation from 1970 s  MALBA exhibition  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Antonio Berni's art installation from 1970's, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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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Argentina's coast guard sank a Chinese fishing boat that attacked when authorities tried to stop it for illegal fishing in the South Atlantic, officials said, March, 15, 2016
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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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A man was found dead in his home after having sex with a scarecrow that he had dressed up in a wig  ...
A man was found dead in his home after having sex with a scarecrow that he had dressed up in a wig, lipstick and strap-on sex toy.
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Guillermo Kuitca s  Siete ultimas canciones  (1986)  MALBA exhibition  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Guillermo Kuitca's "Siete ultimas canciones" (1986), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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.
This yet-to-be-named titanosaur is so big  it doesn t entirely fit into one room at the American Mus...
This yet-to-be-named titanosaur is so big, it doesn't entirely fit into one room at the American Museum of Natural History.
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 Prayer of the Tehuelche indian  by sculptor Nicholas I. Bardas  made ​​from patinated cement im...
"Prayer of the Tehuelche indian" by sculptor Nicholas I. Bardas, made ​​from patinated cement imitating bronze. It shows an indigenous woman in prayer. It is the most recent sculpture located in the Botanical Gardens. It was placed next to the main house in 2010.
Entry to Retiro railway station with SUBE public transportation card  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Entry to Retiro railway station with SUBE public transportation card, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2  2013
Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2, 2013
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Antonio Berni s  Manifestacion  (1934)  MALBA exhibition  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Antonio Berni's "Manifestacion" (1934), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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