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Argentina becomes first country to approve genetically modified wheat

Buenos Aires - Argentina has become the first country to approve the growth and consumption of genetically modified wheat, the country's agriculture ministry announced Thursday.

Argentine creator of Mafalda cartoon strip dies

Buenos Aires - Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, who created the beloved comic strip Mafalda, has died aged 88, his publisher announced Wednesday.

Argentine creator of Mafalda cartoon strip dies

Buenos Aires - Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, creator of the comic strip Mafalda, has died aged 88, his publisher Daniel Divinsky announced Wednesday. "Quino has died.

Argentine senate votes to remove Kirchner-case judges

Buenos Aires - Argentina's senate has voted to remove three judges from corruption cases against Vice President Cristina Kirchner in a session boycotted by the opposition, the Congress said Thursday.

Chile court shuts gold mine over environmental fears

Santiago - Chile's environmental court confirmed Thursday a final order to close Canadian company Barrick Gold's huge Pascua Lama mining project, on hold since 2013 over environmental concerns.

Trangender workers say Argentina jobs quota a step towards acceptance

Buenos Aires - Thomas Casavieja has just started a new job in a Buenos Aires bank, excited at a legislative breakthrough that establishes a hiring quota for transgender people like himself in Argentina's public sector.

Creditors back Argentina restructuring of $66 bn debt

Buenos Aires - Recession-hit Argentina has managed to restructure 99 percent of $66 billion in debt issued under foreign legislation, Economy Minister Martin Guzman announced on Monday.

Bolivia president demands Morales face justice over accusations

La Paz - Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez said on Friday that ex leader Evo Morales, who lives in exile in Argentina, must respond to accusations that he had sexual relations with two minors.

Argentina's Tango World Championships moves online due to virus

Buenos Aires - Argentina's annual Tango World Championships gets underway Wednesday, but instead of hundreds of dancers competing in an arena in Buenos Aires, the pandemic means participants are competing virtually.

Anti-government protesters defy virus measures in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Thousands of opposition demonstrators took to the streets in cities across Argentina on Monday to protest against President Alberto Fernandez and his plans to extend confinement measures against the coronavirus.

Argentina officially presents debt restructure offer to SEC

Buenos Aires - Recession-hit Argentina on Monday officially presented its offer to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to restructure a $66 billion debt under foreign legislation, the government said.

Argentine marshland threatened by worst fires in decades

Rosario - Ravaged by drought, the Parana Delta in Argentina, one of the largest and most biodiverse in the world, has been burning like never before since the beginning of the year.

Kirchner says suing Google over 'thief' engine search result

Buenos Aires - Former Argentinian president Cristina Kirchner announced on Thursday that she has filed a defamation lawsuit against internet giant Google after its engine search allegedly identified her as a "thief.

Argentina secures deal on 'impossible' debt

Buenos Aires - Recession-hit Argentina announced on Tuesday it has reached an agreement with three major creditors over the restructuring of a $66 billion debt, which the IMF described as a "very significant step" to solving its latest sovereign default crisis.

Argentina announces debt restructure deal with creditors

Buenos Aires - Recession-hit Argentina announced on Tuesday it has reached an agreement with three major creditors over the restructuring of a $66 billion debt as it seeks to solve its latest sovereign default crisis.

Argentine capital begins timid reopening after virus lockdown

Buenos Aires - Argentina began a timid reopening of economic activity in the capital Buenos Aires on Monday, relaxing coronavirus containment measures despite continued high infection rates.

Mystery as Argentine sailors infected with virus after 35 days at sea

Buenos Aires - Argentina is trying to solve a medical mystery after 57 sailors were infected with the coronavirus after 35 days at sea, despite the entire crew testing negative before leaving port.

Argentina passes 100,000 COVID-19 cases

Buenos Aires - Argentina has registered more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases, its Ministry of Health said Sunday, despite the Buenos Aires area -- the country's coronavirus hot spot -- being under extended shutdown.

Argentina formalizes new debt offer to creditors

Buenos Aires - Argentina on Tuesday formalized a new offer to creditors by presenting its proposal to the US Securities and Exchange Commission as President Alberto Fernandez's government looks to restructure a $66 billion debt.

Argentina to renew offer to creditors, extends negotiation: president

Buenos Aires - Argentina will make creditors an improved offer and extend negotiations on restructuring $66 billion in debt through the end of August, President Alberto Fernandez said Sunday."The new offer will be made known today.

Exiled Morales pulling Bolivian political strings as polls loom

La Paz - From exile in Buenos Aires, former leftist president Evo Morales continues to influence Bolivian politics and is plotting his party's return to power in September elections, analysts say.

Argentina cranks up coronavirus lockdown in capital

Buenos Aires - Argentina President Alberto Fernandez announced on Friday a toughening of lockdown measures in the capital Buenos Aires and its surrounding area as coronavirus cases are on the rise.

700-km Brazil 'megaflash' sets lightning record: UN

Geneva - The UN's weather agency announced Thursday the longest lightning bolt on record -- a single flash in Brazil on October 31, 2018 that cut the sky across more than 700 kilometres.

With no flights, Argentine sails across Atlantic to see parents

Mar Del Plata - "Mission accomplished!" That joyful declaration came from Juan Manuel Ballestero, an Argentine sailor who, unable to fly home from Portugal due to the pandemic, crossed the ocean alone in his modest sailboat to see his aging parents."I did it!

Argentina's pandemic-hit events business reinvents itself online

Buenos Aires - Argentina's strict coronavirus lockdown has forced hundreds of party venues into bankruptcy since it came into force in March, but many owners are successfully remodelling their businesses to embrace the virtual realities of the pandemic's new normal.

LATAM announces suspension of Argentine subsidiary operations

Santiago - Latin America's largest airline announced on Wednesday that it is indefinitely ceasing operations at its Argentine subsidiary due to the financial hardship provoked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Argentina extends debt negotiations to June 19

Buenos Aires - Argentina on Friday extended a deadline for debt restructuring talks to June 19 as the economy ministry announced it was preparing to present a new offer to creditors.

Recession-hit Argentina refines new offer to creditors

Buenos Aires - Argentina will offer a new proposal to creditors on Friday as it looks to restructure a $66 billion debt that contributed to the crisis-hit South American country defaulting last month for the ninth time in its history.

More than 20,000 shops reopen in Argentine capital

Buenos Aires - More than 20,000 clothes and shoe shops in Buenos Aires were allowed to open on Monday as Argentina began a gradual reopening following more than two months of coronavirus lockdown.Until now, only businesses deemed essential had been allowed to open.

Argentina ex-president Macri accused of spying on 400 journalists

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) has called for an investigation into former president Mauricio Macri for allegedly spying on more than 400 journalists, a source told AFP on Sunday.
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Spectacular view of the waterfalls from a tiny island (Isla de San Martin) on the Argentinian side.
Spectacular view of the waterfalls from a tiny island (Isla de San Martin) on the Argentinian side.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires.  Unfortunately  tomatoes are not.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Unfortunately, tomatoes are not.
Fruit and vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires.  Unforunately  the tomatoes are not.
Fruit and vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Unforunately, the tomatoes are not.
The Córdoba Cathedral (Our Lady of the Assumption) is the main catholic church of the city and the ...
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.
The ceiling of the Auditorium has paintings with musical motifs. In its center there is a large chan...
The ceiling of the Auditorium has paintings with musical motifs. In its center there is a large chandelier, 7 meters in diameter with 753 bulbs.
Interior of the Cathedral of Córdoba  Argentina.
Interior of the Cathedral of Córdoba, Argentina.
A flash in the sky over a concert in Salta  Argentina could be a meteorite.
A flash in the sky over a concert in Salta, Argentina could be a meteorite.
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St. Isidore Cathedral  San Isidro  Buenos Aires.
St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
Two thousand truckers protested in front of Casa Rosada (The Pink House) to show displeasure at gove...
Two thousand truckers protested in front of Casa Rosada (The Pink House) to show displeasure at government policies
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. Large sand dunes and low-level vegetation constitute a unique ...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. Large sand dunes and low-level vegetation constitute a unique habitat in the area that people living along the shoreline are struggling to protect from further construction of apartment buildings.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires.  Most do not have tomatoes.
Vegetable stands are all over Buenos Aires. Most do not have tomatoes.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the Educational Garden.
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the Educational Garden.
Antonio Berni s  Manifestacion  (1934)  MALBA exhibition  Buenos Aires  Argentina.
Antonio Berni's "Manifestacion" (1934), MALBA exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Argentina s coast guard sank a Chinese fishing boat that attacked when authorities tried to stop it ...
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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On the main stage of the theatre  the scenography for Rossini s  The Barber of Seville  is ready for...
On the main stage of the theatre, the scenography for Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" is ready for the evening's performance.
This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the terminus of one the Patagonia Icefield’s many s...
This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the terminus of one the Patagonia Icefield’s many spectacular glaciers – Upsala Glacier, located on the eastern side of the icefield. Upsala is the third largest glacier in the icefield and like most other glaciers in the region, it has experienced significant retreat over the past century.
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