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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.

Argentine vice president appeals corruption charges

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Vice President Amado Boudou filed an appeal against charges of corruption allegedly carried out during his time as finance minister from 2009 to 2011.

Sabella's Argentina wins the battle of caution against Holland

In a tight, slow-burning affair, that offered very few legitimate goal-scoring chances, Argentina snuck past Holland and secured a berth in their first World Cup final in 24 years.

Watchdog group alleges Pope Francis covered up sex abuse

Buenos Aires - Pope Francis is accused of looking the other way when sex abuse occurred while he was still the Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Argentina readies talks with mediator over debt default

New York - Argentine representatives hold talks with a court-appointed arbiter in New York on Monday hoping to resolve an impasse over debt payments to hedge funds as the country faces possible default.

Argentine 'Dirty War' officers guilty of killing bishop

Buenos Aires - Two retired military officers were sentenced to life in prison Friday for the murder of a Catholic bishop during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship.

Putin to visit Cuba and other LatAm nations

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin will next week begin a major Latin America tour that will take him to Cuba, Argentina and Brazil as he seeks to counter Russia's growing international isolation over the Ukraine crisis.

Argentina's Messi and Di Maria unravel Hitzfeld's master plan

One of the main themes to emerge at this year’s World Cup is the over-reliance on world-class players. Oddly, majority of the remaining contenders fall under this category in what’s shaping to be an unpredictable road to Rio.

Local judge files corruption charges against Argentina VP

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge filed corruption charges against Vice President Amado Boudou over his alleged role while he was finance minister in buying a company that printed local currency.
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For over three decades  the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo have fought for the right to re-unite with thei...
For over three decades, the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo have fought for the right to re-unite with their abducted children.
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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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Detail of statues on top of columns in The Gallery of Theatre Colón.
Detail of statues on top of columns in The Gallery of Theatre Colón.
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Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires.  Most do not have tomatoes.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Most do not have tomatoes.
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Cathedral of Buenos Aires. Two pulpits with octagonal  pyramid-shape top and bottom are located in t...
Cathedral of Buenos Aires. Two pulpits with octagonal, pyramid-shape top and bottom are located in the columns next to the main altar. They were carved by Spanish artist Juan A. Gaspar between 1789 and 1790. The Main altarpiece in Rococo style was carved in wood by Spanish sculptor Isidro Lorea in 1785.
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A panorama of the north side of the glacier
A panorama of the north side of the glacier
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Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar (Screengrab from Tangocity).
Argentine tango singer Nelly Omar (Screengrab from Tangocity).
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Falkland Island cemetery with the graves of Argentinian service personnel
Falkland Island cemetery with the graves of Argentinian service personnel
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Lateral room of the Golden Hall  second Floor of Theatre Colón.
Lateral room of the Golden Hall, second Floor of Theatre Colón.
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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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Building of the former Rectory of the National University of Córdoba. Currently it houses a Museum ...
Building of the former Rectory of the National University of Córdoba. Currently it houses a Museum and the Central Library.
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Spotted at the Argentina stand.
Spotted at the Argentina stand.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Many cats abandoned by their owners make the garden their home...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Many cats abandoned by their owners make the garden their home. Cat-loving people bring them food and provide vet care.
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Iguazu Waterfalls
Iguazu Waterfalls
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Roaring waters of the waterfalls in Nacional Parque de Iguazu  Argentina.
Roaring waters of the waterfalls in Nacional Parque de Iguazu, Argentina.
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El Palmar
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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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