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Scientists unearth 220 million-year-old dinosaur fossils in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A site containing the 220-million-year-old fossilised remains of nearly a dozen dinosaurs has been discovered in western Argentina, researchers said Wednesday.

Argentina's Macri freezes prices of basic goods and public services

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri announced a freeze in the price of basic goods and public services on Wednesday in a bid to limit the impact of spiralling inflation that could hamper his re-election hopes in October.

Argentine anti-dictatorship 'mothers' block government audit

Buenos Aires - The group of mothers of people who disappeared during Argentina's military dictatorship sent a government official packing on Monday after he tried to conduct an audit of their assets as part of a bankruptcy investigation.

US declassifies Argentina coup files in largest ever handover

Washington - The United States handed thousands of documents Friday to Argentina on disappearances by the former US-backed military dictatorship, completing Washington's biggest-ever transfer of documents to another government.

IMF's Lagarde: Argentina would be 'foolish' to abandon reforms

Washington - Argentina's economic reform program is beginning to show results, so it would "foolish" for presidential candidates to abandon the program, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday.

Argentine unions protest Macri's austerity policies

Buenos Aires - Thousands of demonstrators marched through the Argentine capital Buenos Aires on Thursday to protest President Mauricio Macri's austerity measures, turning up the heat on his government six months ahead of general elections.

Macri says Argentina will not give up Falklands claim

Buenos Aires - Argentina's historic claim on the Falkland Islands is "legitimate and irrevocable," President Mauricio Macri said Tuesday at a ceremony marking the 37th anniversary of the 1982 war with Britain.

Argentina's scandal-hit ex-leader facing more graft charges

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner was charged with a new corruption case for the second day running on Tuesday, this time related to irregularities in the concession of subsidies for train and bus operators.

Argentina's Kirchner charged in new corruption case

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner was charged in yet another corruption investigation Monday, in this case over the fraudulent import of liquid gas.

IMF staff approves review of Argentina reform program

Washington - An International Monetary Fund team on Monday announced its support for Argentina's crisis response program, a step that will lead to the release of nearly $11 billion under its financial aid plan.

Maradona acknowledges paternity of three more children

Buenos Aires - Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has confirmed paternity of three children born in Cuba in addition to the five he has previously recognized, his lawyer announced Friday.

Macri defends record in fiery speech to Argentine Congress

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri delivered a robust defense of his austerity policy Friday in a State of the Union address to Argentina's Congress ahead of a reelection bid in October.

Ex-judge guilty in Argentina of cover-up in 1994 Jewish bombing probe

Buenos Aires - The former Argentine judge who led the probe into the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires was jailed for his role in a cover-up Thursday, but the country's former president Carlos Menem was acquitted.

Ex-judge guilty in Argentina of cover-up in 1994 Jewish bombing probe

Buenos Aires - The former Argentine judge who led the probe into the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires was jailed for his role in a cover-up Thursday, but the country's former president Carlos Menem was acquitted.

Court to give verdict in Argentine Jewish center bombing cover-up

Buenos Aires - No one has ever been convicted over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that has haunted Argentine politics for decades, but that could change Thursday.

Argentine 11-year-old's C-section sparks new abortion debate

Buenos Aires - A cesarean section carried out on an 11-year-old girl raped by her grandmother's husband has reopened the debate about abortion in Argentina, where rules on pregnancy terminations are strict.

Argentina's chief rabbi injured in attack at home

Buenos Aires - Argentina's chief rabbi was beaten and seriously injured by assailants who broke into his home, in an attack condemned on Tuesday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of an anti-Semitic wave.

Argentina's ex-president Kirchner stays silent in court hearing

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner appeared in court on Monday for the third time in relation to the "corruption notebooks" scandal in which she is accused of accepting millions of dollars' worth of bribes.

Kirchner corruption trial delayed by three months

Buenos Aires - The corruption trial of former Argentina president Cristina Kirchner, set to begin next week, has been postponed until May, authorities said on Monday.

Argentines protest in push for 'food emergency' declaration

Buenos Aires - Thousands took to the streets in 50 Argentine cities and towns Wednesday demanding that the government declare a "food emergency" and put an end to suffocating price increases."We are losing work, food, education, housing...

Argentine town remembers footballer Sala as modest local hero

Progreso - Emiliano Sala's hometown in rural Argentina is remembering him as a modest local hero who shied away from the flashy wealth of many South American footballers who make it big in Europe.

Dinosaur that defended itself with spiny backbone found in Patagonia

Buenos Aires - A herbivorous dinosaur that fended off predators with a row of spines running along its back and lived 140 million years ago has been found in Argentine Patagonia.

Macri heads to Brazil to forge ties with Bolsonaro

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri will hold talks with his new Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday likely to center on consolidating trade ties between South America's two biggest economies, officials said.

Argentine recession hampers Macri's re-election bid

Buenos Aires - Following a painful 2018 that left Argentina in recession and forced into unpopular austerity measures, President Mauricio Macri faces an uphill battle in his bid for re-election in October.

Fossil of prehistoric deer found in Argentina

Buenos Aires - The well-preserved fossil of a prehistoric deer has been discovered just to the north of Buenos Aires, the La Matanza University revealed on Monday.

Ex-Argentina president in intensive care after heart attack

Buenos Aires - Former Argentina president Fernando de la Rua was in intensive care on Thursday after suffering a heart attack, medical sources said.

Argentine judge orders Kirchner's artwork be confiscated

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge has ordered the seizure of more than 30 pieces of art owned by former president Cristina Kirchner, currently awaiting trial for corruption.Argentine media said the artworks were worth $4 million.

Argentine woman rescued in Bolivia 32 years after kidnapping

Buenos Aires - An Argentine woman kidnapped 32 years ago as a teenager has been found alive and well in Bolivia following a joint investigation between the two countries, Argentine police said Wednesday.

Argentina ex-leader Kirchner to be tried for corruption

Buenos Aires - Former Argentina president Cristina Kirchner, who has been accused of receiving tens of millions of dollars in bribes during her term in office, will go on trial for corruption, a federal court confirmed on Thursday.

Argentina ex-leader Kirchner to be tried for corruption

Buenos Aires - Former Argentina president Cristina Kirchner, who has been accused of receiving tens of millions of dollars in bribes during her term in office, will go on trial for corruption, a federal court confirmed on Thursday.
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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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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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Building of the former Rectory of the National University of Córdoba. Currently it houses a Museum and the Central Library.
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Entrance to the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The exposed-brick English-style mansion in the backgroung houses the garden's administration offices, a museum, a botanical library, and a herbarium.
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Paraphysornis brasiliensis, a terror bird from the Early Miocene of Brazil.
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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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Tourist information booth close to Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
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Aerial view of Perito Moreno taken two weeks before collapse of glacier in 2004
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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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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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Theatre Colón, Buenos Aires. View from "9 de Julio" Avenue. The main entrance to the theatre is in the opposite side, on Libertad Street.
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Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Unfortunately, tomatoes are not.
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Unprotected job in progress in the middle of sidewalk at Avenida de Libertador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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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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