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Kirchner, divisive Argentina ex-leader back in fray

Buenos Aires - Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, has remained a divisive figure since leaving power -- and is now seeking public office again.

At 86, Argentine ex-leader eyes reelection -- and immunity

Buenos Aires - Argentine ex-president Carlos Menem announced Saturday he is running for parliament again at age 86, a move that could enable him to continue to dodge prison time over a string of criminal convictions.

Argentina's Kirchner to make Senate bid

Buenos Aires - Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, intends to run in upcoming parliamentary elections despite facing corruption charges, officials in her party said Saturday.

In Argentina, music cures the soul

Buenos Aires - Picture a hospital: the bustle of harried doctors and nurses, time dragging for lonely patients, and the pervasive sadness of a place for the sick and dying.

Argentina's Kirchner launches party for Senate bid

Buenos Aires - Argentina's leftist ex-president Cristina Kirchner launched a new party Tuesday to fight in legislative elections, raising speculation she might make a dramatic return to politics despite facing corruption charges.

Argentina starts work to identify Falklands war dead

Buenos Aires - Experts began Tuesday to try to identify Argentine soldiers buried on the Falkland Islands who were killed fighting Britain over the territory, the Red Cross said Thursday.

Merkel in Argentina hopes for S. America trade deal

Buenos Aires - Germany and Argentina voiced hopes Thursday for a free trade agreement between the European Union and South America as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Buenos Aires.

Advocate for missing Argentines, 88, charged in graft case

Buenos Aires - The 88-year-old leader of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo group and an ex-aide were charged Monday with alleged misappropriation of funds meant for building homes for the poor, a court source said.

Argentina says no to early release of dictatorship-era criminals

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Congress on Wednesday passed a law preventing the early release of inmates convicted of human rights crimes committed during their country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship, an issue that drew hundreds of thousands of demonstrators to the s...

Argentina shoots down early release of dictatorship-era criminals

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Congress on Wednesday passed a law preventing the early release of inmates convicted of human rights crimes committed during their country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

Argentina court defies ruling cutting dictatorship-era sentences

Buenos Aires - A court in Argentina on Tuesday deepened a fierce legal and social debate in the country by going against a Supreme Court ruling that cuts prison sentences of those convicted of dictatorship-era crimes.

Argentina roiled by cut to sentences of dictatorship-era criminals

Buenos Aires - Argentina's government on Saturday publicly rejected a Supreme Court ruling that trims the sentences of those convicted for crimes committed during the country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

Mothers in Argentina march to remember, four decades on

Buenos Aires - The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo marked four decades Sunday of marching for accountability in the abductions of their kin by Argentina's last dictatorship."Stay alert, Stay alert; they're alive ...

Macri's firm accused of trying to plunder Argentina postal service

Buenos Aires - The family firm of President Mauricio Macri allegedly tried to empty the accounts of Argentina's postal service, which it ran years ago, the justice ministry said on Saturday.

'Venezuela is a mess,' says Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Thursday he was saddened by the crisis in Venezuela, where waves of anti-government unrest has claimed the lives of 28 people.

Four decades on, Argentina's 'Mothers' still marching

Buenos Aires - Just as she does every Thursday, Taty Almeida ties her white scarf around her head, grabs her cane and joins her fellow octogenarian protesters to march around the square outside Argentina's pink presidential palace.

Argentina farmers stage vegetable giveaway to protest low prices

Buenos Aires - Farmers in Argentina gave away truckloads of vegetables in central Buenos Aires on Wednesday in a protest over low prices for their produce that also highlighted the growing ranks of poor in the country.

Argentina says EU may rethink Falklands stance post-Brexit

Brussels - The EU could re-evaluate its position on the disputed Falkland Islands after Britain leaves the bloc, Argentina's foreign minister said Thursday.

Scuffles, planes grounded in Argentina strike

Buenos Aires - Airlines in Argentina grounded international flights and riot police scuffled with protesters Thursday as workers staged a general strike to protest job and pay cuts.

Argentina ex-leader Kirchner charged with fraud

Buenos Aires - The corruption cases against Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner kept piling up Tuesday as she was charged with money laundering, her fourth set of criminal charges in a year.

Argentina suspends Canada's Barrick mining over spill

Buenos Aires - Argentina suspended Canadian mining company Barrick Gold on Thursday after the firm admitted to a new spill at a mine in the Andes mountains, its third in two years.

Argentine Congress votes to legalize medical marijuana

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Senate voted unanimously to legalize medical marijuana, joining the lower house and setting the country on course to become the latest to relax its laws on pot.

Judge orders trial for Argentina ex-president

Buenos Aires - A judge on Thursday ordered Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner to stand trial on charges of financial mismanagement.It is the first of several cases against the combative 64-year-old leftist leader to go to trial.

Argentine teachers stage mass protest

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of Argentine public school teachers protested Wednesday for higher salaries, the latest salvo in an increasingly nasty dispute with President Mauricio Macri's government.

First fluorescent frog found in Argentina

Buenos Aires - The first naturally fluorescent frog was discovered recently in Argentina -- almost by chance, a member of the team of researchers told AFP Thursday.

Two killed at outdoor rock concert in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Two people were killed and many more injured when a crush of patrons thronged a rock concert in Argentina early Sunday, officials said.

Argentina ex-leader fends off graft claims in court

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner fended off corruption allegations in court on Tuesday, claiming she was the victim of "judicial persecution" at a politically delicate time for the recession-hit country.

Teacher strike closes schools in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A teachers' strike for higher pay in Argentina forced the suspension of classes Monday at the start of the new school term, in a challenge to President Mauricio Macri.

Argentina ex-leader's children questioned over graft

Buenos Aires - A son and daughter of Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner went before a judge on Monday in a corruption scandal embroiling one of the country's most powerful families.

US agents in aggressive sweep for unauthorized migrants

New York - US immigration agents increasingly are detaining unauthorized migrants in or near places once considered "safe" like courthouses and churches, spreading panic among migrants and outrage among activists.
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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, lipstick and strap-on sex toy.
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Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Unfortunately, tomatoes are not.
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On the main stage of the theatre, the scenography for Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" is ready for the evening's performance.
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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.
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The Córdoba Cathedral (Our Lady of the Assumption) is the main catholic church of the city and the oldest church in continuous service in Argentina. The magnificent church was built between 1601 and 1787. It has a mix of styles including baroque, classical and Spanish colonial. The church has been active since 1706.
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Antonio Berni's art installation from 1970's, MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2, 2013
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Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Most do not have tomatoes.
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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
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Entry to MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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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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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A bird drinks water from a tank holding aquatic plants.
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"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.
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Just one individual out of tens of thousands who will call the sidewalks of Buenos Aires home tonight.
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St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.