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Argentina's Kirchner in first public speech after illness

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner appeared in public following a nearly month-long absence due to illness, reigniting the offensive against hedge funds and vowing she wants a resolution to the debt crisis.

UK Falklands veteran tries to trace family of soldier he killed

Derby - British soldier Gordon Hoggan still has horrifying nightmares about killing an Argentinian marine with his bayonet during the Falklands War.But he hopes to find peace by discovering the man's identity and giving his family back his helmet.

Hunt for Franco's men raises Spanish victims' hopes

Madrid - An Argentine judge has reopened old wounds from Spain's Franco dictatorship by ordering some of his ex-ministers to face justice for alleged killings.

Argentina seeks extradition from Spain of Franco-era ministers

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge has issued arrest and extradition warrants for two ex-ministers of Francisco Franco's regime and 18 others, invoking "universal jurisdiction" for serious rights abuses.

Franco victims' groups hail 'historic' extradition bid

Madrid - Groups campaigning for justice for people tortured and killed under Spain's Franco dictatorship hailed on Saturday an Argentine judge's "historic" move to extradite Spanish former ministers over alleged abuses.

Brazil quarantines Guinean feared to have Ebola

Bras - Brazilian health officials Friday quarantined a Guinean man feared to have Ebola, but stressed it was a precautionary measure and the man no longer had a fever or other symptoms.The 47-year-old man had arrived from Africa last month.

Goat with human face born in Argentina

Centro - A family is facing public accusations of bestality after one of their goats gave birth to a stillborn goat with a 'human' face.

Argentine relishes reunion with lost 'Dirty War' grandson

Buenos Aires - At age 83, Estela de Carlotto is enjoying what she calls a miracle. The grandson she lost decades ago in Argentina's "Dirty War" is suddenly back in her life.

Argentine central bank chief resigns amid economic turmoil

Buenos Aires - Argentina's central bank governor resigned Wednesday, the president's office said, as the country grapples with an economic slowdown, a debt default and a damaging row with the United States.

Argentina deposits debt payment, defying US judge

Buenos Aires - Argentina deposited a $161 million payment on its restructured debt Tuesday, defying a US judge who ruled it in contempt of court and ordered it to pay two "holdout" creditors first.

US judge calls Argentina in contempt in debt case

New York - A US judge ruled Argentina in contempt of court Monday for its attempts to skirt his block on payments to holders of the country's restructured debt.

U.S. court ruling on Argentine debt violates int'l law: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires - Argentina on Monday slammed as illegal a U.S. judge's ruling finding it in contempt of court on its debt payments.

Economic injustice theme of Pope, Kirchner meet

- Pope Francis met Argentine President Cristina Kirchner on Saturday for a closed-door Vatican meeting focused largely on the theme of economic injustice, as Buenos Aires fights hedge fund creditors.

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.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the Educational Garden.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garden.
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Cathedral of Buenos Aires. The facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral is French-Neoclassical style and has twelve columns representing the twelve apostles of Christ.
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