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Cesar Pelli, creator of Malaysia's Petronas Towers dies aged 92

Buenos Aires - Cesar Pelli, the Argentine architect and creator of Malaysia's Petronas Towers and New York's One World Financial Center, died Friday at the age of 92, his family said.

Argentina, Brazil leaders blast 'dictatorship' in Venezuela

Bras - The presidents of Argentina and Brazil on Wednesday strongly condemned "Nicolas Maduro's dictatorship" in Venezuela after holding their first face-to-face meeting."We reaffirm our condemnation of Maduro's dictatorship.

Security operation keeps G20 protest far from leaders

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousand of protesters vented their fury in crisis-stricken Argentina Friday, marching through the streets of a locked-down capital as G20 leaders met.

Argentine submarine find 'first step' to learning disaster's cause

Buenos Aires - The discovery of the wreckage of an Argentine submarine lost a year ago has revived a stalled probe into the cause of the undersea disaster that took the lives of 44 crew members.

Inflation and economic crisis: Argentines have had enough

Buenos Aires - Every morning, Ezequiel Gonzalez takes a two-hour bus ride from his Buenos Aires suburb to the city hospital where he's in charge of maintenance. And like many Argentines he is feeling first-hand the pinch of government austerity measures.

Founding member of Argentina's 'grandmothers' dies

Buenos Aires - Chicha Mariani, a founding member of Argentina's campaigning Grandmothers who fought to identify hundreds of children stolen by the 1976-1983 military dictatorship, has died at age 95, the organization said Tuesday.

Argentine small businesses feel pinch as consumers tighten belts

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri's center-right government is struggling to stabilize inflation and reassure markets, but Argentina's small businesses are feeling the pinch in a climate of deep budget cuts and layoffs.

Argentine government slashes jobs at state news agency

Buenos Aires - Argentina's center-right government has sacked more than a third of the employees of state news agency Telam in a restructuring of the company while blasting its use as a political tool by the previous leftist administration of Cristina Kirchner.

Trial opens for Argentine nun, ex-minister who stashed $9 million

Buenos Aires - A trial opened Monday for an Argentine ex-cabinet minister and a nun who helped him hide bags stuffed with $9 million in cash and jewels at a monastery.

Argentine peso takes fresh hit amid uncertainty

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso plummeted to a new low Monday despite government attempts to curb losses in recent weeks by hiking interest rates and shedding billions in foreign reserves.

Anger after Croatia leader praises Argentine immigrants

Zagreb - The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center on Wednesday condemned the Croatian president for praising the country's immigrants to Argentina and warned they included many officials of its World War II pro-Nazi regime.

Air France jet makes emergency landing due to electrical problem

Asunci - An Air France jetliner flying from Buenos Aires to Paris dumped some its fuel in mid-air and made an emergency landing in Paraguay because of an electrical problem, airport officials and the company said Wednesday.

Crew member relatives mourn as Argentina searches for missing submarine

Mar Del Plata - Ten days after Argentina's missing San Juan submarine went silent, grieving relatives have begun mourning the loss of its 44 missing crew members with a religious ceremony Saturday, even though the navy has yet to declare them dead.

Argentina president pays tribute to New York attack victims

New York - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri paid tribute Monday to five of his countrymen killed in an attack in New York City.

Argentina's Macri bolstered by mid-term election

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri's center-right coalition's victory in mid-term elections has paved the way for a tilt at a second term in Argentina's presidential elections in 2019, analysts said Monday.

Argentina's Grandmothers still searching 40 years on

Olavarria - Argentina's campaigning Grandmothers mark their 40th anniversary Sunday vowing that age will not deter them from their struggle to identify hundreds of children stolen by the dictatorship and reunite them with their families.

Argentina eager to meet EU biodiesel demand after WTO ruling

General Lagos - Production is back at full capacity in Argentina's brimming biodiesel plants, producers say, after the WTO upheld Buenos Aires' complaints against European Union anti-dumping duties following a four-year battle.

Op-Ed: Impossible is Nothing — The Remarkable Story of Sergio Torres

Whenever we feeling like giving up, we should always remember that with a small dose of confidence and determination, anything is possible. This theory certainly mirrors the story of Crawley Town midfielder Sergio Torres, who wasn't afraid to take a risk.

Argentina's new "Evita" sure of victory ­ opposition divided

­ When Argentina's First Lady, Cristina Kirchner, met Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on September 11, the atmosphere was that of a visit by the new "Evita."

Argentine smuggles Cocaine in Chocolate Cookies

An Argentinian woman tries to smuggle cocaine in Chocolate covered alfajores, a famous sweet in South America.

Argentine Survivor Still Seeks Justice

When Victor Basterra was released from the torture room, now a navy engineering school, he vowed never to let the members of the last Argentinian military dictatorship get away with it..(they killed close to 30,000 political prisoners)

From bananas to microchips: Intel is changing Costa Rica

SAN JOSE (dpa) - "Intel Inside," the advertising jingle for the world's largest chip manufacturer, has become more than just a slogan in Costa Rica. Ever since Intel installed its first South American manufacturing plant three years ago near San Jose, ...

IMF: Cannot Recommend Approval For Argentina's Loan Aid

WASHINGTON, DC (voa) - The International Monetary Fund says it can not approve a $1.3-billion loan to Argentina, which says it deperately needs the money to fight a crippling 41-month economic crisis. IMF Executive Board members made the decision W...
 

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