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28 sentenced to life for Argentine dictatorship crimes

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court sentenced 28 people to life in prison Thursday for torturing and killing opponents of the country's 1976-1983 military regime at a secret detention center.

Argentine Supreme Court blocks Macri's gas price hike

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Mauricio Macri's move to slash natural gas subsidies, a much-hated policy that has sent customers' bills soaring.

Argentine judge to probe murder of Spanish poet Lorca

Madrid - An Argentine judge known for investigating crimes committed during Spain's civil war will probe the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca, a victims' association said Thursday.

Argentine candidate for UN chief sees sexism in vote

Buenos Aires - The leading female candidate to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations, Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra, said Sunday she sees lingering sexism in the election.The world body has never had a female leader in its 70 years.

Top Argentine rights activist stays mum in graft case

Buenos Aires - The head of acclaimed Argentine human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo refused Wednesday to testify in a corruption case involving the organization, condemning the courts as unjust.

Chile ex-president denies Argentina bribes claim

Santiago - Chile's ex-president Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday denied accusations that he paid bribes to Argentine officials to help his former airline business.

Argentina lifts arrest warrant for top rights activist

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge on Friday lifted his arrest warrant for the head of acclaimed human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who had ignored his orders to testify in a corruption case.

Head of top Argentine rights group faces arrest

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge issued an arrest warrant Thursday for the head of the acclaimed human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, which is caught up in a politically messy corruption case.

Argentina won't make 'savage' reforms: finance minister

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri's free-market reforms are designed to kick-start a stalled economy but will not subject local businesses to a "savage opening" overnight, his finance minister said Wednesday.

Argentine mothers hold mass breastfeeding protest

Buenos Aires - Hundreds of women turned out in Argentina to breastfeed in public, in protest at the removal of a mother for nursing publicly in a Buenos Aires square last week.

Scientists find new stubby-armed dinosaur in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Researchers announced they have discovered a ferocious meat-eating dinosaur in Argentina, notable for having short arms like the T-rex but hailing from a different branch of the family tree.

Judge freezes Argentine ex-president's assets

Buenos Aires - A judge Thursday ordered Argentine ex-president Cristina Kirchner's bank accounts frozen while he probes allegations that she ordered dodgy currency transactions while in government.

Argentina ex-president Kirchner defiant as fraud cases heard

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner went before a judge Wednesday to hear charges in a fraud case over alleged dodgy dollar transactions when she was leader last year.

Argentina says Falklands claim unchanged by Brexit

Brussels - Argentinian President Mauricio Macri said Monday that his country's claim to the Falkland Islands remains unchanged following Britain's vote to leave the EU.

Argentine court probes president's tax returns

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge Thursday ordered a probe into suspected irregularities in President Mauricio Macri's tax returns after the leader was named in the Panama Papers offshore accounts scandal, a source said.

Tough love: Psychology of Argentina's Messi relationship

Buenos Aires - Like neurotic parents, Argentines swung from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation's many therapists with rich material for psychoanalysis.

Argentine football head, three ex-cabinet chiefs indicted

Buenos Aires - The president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and three former presidential cabinet chiefs were indicted Thursday in a probe of the country's football broadcasting rights distribution system.

'Crazy' ex-minister's bags of cash scandalize Argentina

Buenos Aires - It's been a heck of a week for Jose Lopez, an Argentine ex-cabinet minister who was arrested trying to hide bags stuffed with cash and jewels at a monastery.

'Crazy' Argentine ex-minister demands cocaine in court

Buenos Aires - An Argentine former cabinet minister arrested while trying to hide suitcases of cash and jewels at a monastery shouted and asked for cocaine during his first court appearance Thursday, media reports said.

Argentina ex-minister caught hiding cash in monastery

Buenos Aires - Argentine police arrested a former government minister when they caught him trying to hide millions of dollars in cash and jewels at a monastery, officials said.

Argentina's Malcorra sees no clash with Britain in bid to be UN chief

New York - Argentina's Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra on Tuesday said she would remain impartial in UN dealings on the contentious issue of the Falkland Islands if she becomes the next UN secretary-general.

Argentine president resting after cardiac arrhythmia

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri canceled his official activities Saturday, a day after being hospitalized for several hours with cardiac arrhythmia, a government source said.

15 jailed for S.American dictatorships' atrocities

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court jailed 15 South American ex-military officers for conspiring to torture and kill leftist dissidents during a US-backed crackdown by the region's dictatorships in the 1970s and '80s.

Argentine president proposes amnesty for tax dodgers

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri, who has been swept up in the Panama Papers controversy over offshore assets, announced plans Friday to grant amnesty to those who repatriate undeclared funds from overseas.

Judgment day for historic South America repression

Buenos Aires - South American ex-military leaders faced judgment Friday for their alleged role in the torture and assassination of leftist dissidents during a US-backed crackdown by the region's dictatorships during the 1970s and 1980s.

Judgment day for historic South America repression

Buenos Aires - South American ex-military leaders face judgment Friday accused of collaborating to torture and assassinate leftist dissidents in a US-backed crackdown during the region's dictatorships in the 1970s and 1980s.

Argentine ex-security chiefs jailed for protest deaths

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court jailed two former top security officials for the deaths of five demonstrators in a 2001 crackdown on protests that brought down then president Fernando de la Rua.

Argentina president vetoes anti-layoff law

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri fought back against his opponents on Friday in his quest to reform Latin America's third-biggest economy, vetoing their bid to curb his unpopular job cuts.

Colombia druglord Lopez Londono to be extradited to U.S.: Judge

Buenos Aires - A judge in Argentina on Friday granted a US extradition request for Colombian drug kingpin Henry de Jesus Lopez Londono, reputedly one of the most notorious cocaine traffickers in the Americas.

Argentine president suffers first setback in congress

Buenos Aires - Argentine lawmakers handed conservative President Mauricio Macri his first legislative setback Thursday by passing a law aiming to curb job cuts that he says are needed to strengthen the economy.
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Historic Cabildo (City Hall)  Palace of Justice and Jail of the city of Cordoba at the San Martín C...
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.
Graciela Camano slapping Carlos Kunkel.
Graciela Camano slapping Carlos Kunkel.
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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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Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The Radisson Hotel  Concon  offers accomodation right on the r...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The Radisson Hotel, Concon, offers accomodation right on the rockeries.
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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.
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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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.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires.  Unfortunately  tomatoes are not.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Unfortunately, tomatoes are not.
Antonio Berni s matrix as a starting point for the final product shown in the picture above  MALBA e...
Antonio Berni's matrix as a starting point for the final product shown in the picture above, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Iguazu Falls, one of the Seven New Natural Wonders of the World.
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Spotted at the Argentina stand.
Interior  central nave  of the Sacred Heart Church (of the Capuchin Fathers) in the city of Córdoba...
Interior, central nave, of the Sacred Heart Church (of the Capuchin Fathers) in the city of Córdoba, Argentina.
A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
A Glacier cave located on the northern end of the glacier
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Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2, 2013
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A bird drinks water from a tank holding aquatic plants.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A bird drinks water from a tank holding aquatic plants.
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Antonio Berni's art installation from 1970's, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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