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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.

Review: European and Argentine Art shine at National Museum of Fine Arts Special

Buenos Aires - The City of Buenos Aires has a rich and wide variety of museums of national and international art as well as other exhibits on various topics, including history, natural sciences, football, tango, immigration, automobiles, and many more.

Review: Colón Theatre — A great opera-house of nearly perfect acoustics Special

Buenos Aires - The Teatro Colón (Columbus Theatre) of Buenos Aires is one of the biggest and is among the best opera houses in the world both for its superb acoustic characteristics and its remarkable architectural value.

Tigre — History, art and nature in the growing Paraná River Delta Special

Tigre - The town of Tigre is located on an island of the Tigre River, one of the branches in the lower delta of the great Paraná River, a major tributary of the "Río de La Plata." The location is an important recreation area for residents of Buenos Aires.

The Cathedral of Buenos Aires — Four centuries of construction Special

Buenos Aires - With a long history of construction and decoration spanning over 400 years, the Cathedral of Buenos Aires has a mix of architectural styles including aspects of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, French Neoclassical, and elements of the Corinthian order.

‘El Ateneo Grand Splendid' Bookstore — A booklover’s paradise Special

Buenos Aires - Occupying a large hall that maintains every detail of its elegant past as a theater and cinema venue, "El Ateneo" of Buenos Aires, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, delights customers with a huge variety of books, CDs and DVDs.

Review: Buenos Aires Botanical Garden — Beauty and greenery in the city Special

Buenos Aires - The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires, located in the Palermo district of the capital of Argentina, has species of plants from five continents, five greenhouses, 27 sculptures, a butterfly garden, and dozens of cats.

The historic Cathedral of St. Isidore, patron saint of farmers Special

San Isidro - Considered one of the most beautiful churches in Argentina, St. Isidore Cathedral was restored between 2002 and 2009, faithfully respecting the Neo-Gothic style of the original building, emphasizing the beauty and grandeur of its architecture.

Girl's escape from Shining Path in Tomlinson's 'Lethal Dispatch' Special

San Francisco - Max Tomlinson, author of "Sendero" (awarded by Kirkus Reviews as the Best of 2012) is back with a new action thriller novel "Lethal Dispatch".

Review: Luis Bravo's 'Forever Tango' Special

Folsom - Instead of Northern California residents taking a 6,500 mile journey to Buenos Aires, Argentina, three days into the New Year, Buenos Aires was transported to them.

Spanish High Court judge agrees to call former Franco officials

Madrid - Victims of torture by Franco's officials launched a case against four of the dictator's officers and warrants of arrest have been issued. The Spanish High Court has agreed to summon the former Franco officers wanted in Argentina.

Video: Bruce Springsteen — 'The Boss' sings in Spanish

Buenos Aires - In the video, Bruce Springsteen beautifully performs León Gieco's "Sólo le Pido a Dios" in both Spanish and English, all the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Op-Ed: Argentina says — Yes! We have no bananas or tomatoes either Special

Buenos Aires - “Yes! We Have No Bananas” by Irving Cohn was a hit song from the 1922 Broadway revue Make It Snappy. If Cohn were writing that today in Argentina, the song would be, “Yes! We Have No Tomatoes”.

Op-Ed: Story behind the image — Our lives cross for a second

Buenos Aires - Even though you're madly passionately in love with your wife, sometimes another woman's face stays locked in the folds of your mind and you can't shake that haunting image of her.

Argentina president head-butts democracy

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has instituted several government reforms that has many international and national observers convinced she is trying to destroy democracy.

Report: 15,000 Homeless in Argentine Capital

Buenos Aires - The streets of Buenos Aires can be cold, lonely and dangerous for the men, women and children that have to find a safe corner to sleep in each night.

International tensions heat up over NSA leaker Snowden

In the continuing saga of “Where’s Edward" (Snowden), one of the most dramatic scenarios played out recently when a jet carrying Bolivia’s President Evo Morales had to make an unplanned stop in Vienna, Austria.

Review: At Lujan Zoo you can walk with the animals Special

Luj - An hour west of Buenos Aires in Argentina is a spot where tourists don't often visit. Lujan Zoo will give the visitor more memories than just Tango lessons.

Buenos Aires under water from torrential rains — Updated

Buenos Aires - A combination of torrential rains and violent winds have inundated Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. At least five people have died. Later reports say up to 40 people dead.

Toxic clouds in Buenos Aires after chemical container explodes

Buenos Aires - There were reports of a mass evacuation ordered of the city of Buenos Aires, after a chemical container exploded, covering the Argentinian capital with a huge toxic cloud. Apparently it wasn't that bad. (Updated).

Argentina: heavy rains, severe flooding in Buenos Aires province

Buenos Aires - More than three million hectares in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, are flooded due to heavy rains in recent weeks, forcing the provincial government to declare agricultural emergency to offset the huge losses in cattle and crops.

Buenos Aires train crash kills dozens

Buenos Aires - Today, Argentina faced its worst train crash since February, 1970 with fatalities in the dozens and casualties in the hundreds.

It takes two to tango: ‘Rioplatenses’ quarrel over La Cumparsita Special

Buenos Aires - A little march composed by a young student around 1916 for a carnival troupe taking part in the festivities organized by the Student Federation of Uruguay became the most popular exponent of the tango and a subject of controversy for two countries.

‘Las Violetas’: 127 years of tradition in Buenos Aires Special

Buenos Aires - Coffee Shop and Patisserie “Las Violetas” (“The Violets”) carries the tradition, glamour and cultural legacy of the historic neighbourhood of Almagro in the city of Buenos Aires.

Japan-Argentina couple wins World Tango Dancing Championship

Buenos Aires - A couple integrated by a Japanese woman and an Argentine man won the VIII World Tango Dancing competition, Stage Category, a modality that sees the dance from a choreographic perspective.

Iran Defence Minister wanted by Interpol for massacre of Jews

Argentina has protested against the naming of Ahmad Vahidi as Iran’s new Defence Minister. Ahmad is the object of an Interpol search warrant for his alleged implication in an antisemite terrorist attack in Argentina which killed 85 people.

Buenos Aires closes schools for four weeks due to swine flu

Swine flu has hit Buenos Aires and the surrounding province hard in Argentina. Classes have been canceled as the authorities struggle to contain the outbreak that has already killed 35 people.

The City of Faded Elegance Celebrates First Snowfall since 1918

The last time Buenos Aires has seen snow was in 1918. On Monday, this week, thousands of Argentines cheered and threw snowballs in the streets. Wet snow fell for hours accumulating a thin white layer.
 

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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garde...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garden.
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Tango dancers - Buenos Aires
Tango dancers - Buenos Aires
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 Saturnalia . Sculptural group by Italian artist Ernesto Biondi (1854-1917). This is a bronze replic...
"Saturnalia". Sculptural group by Italian artist Ernesto Biondi (1854-1917). This is a bronze replica of the original on display at the Gallery of Modern Art, Rome. It was donated to the National Museum of Fine Arts in 1963, censored by the military dictators for many years. It was placed at the Botanical Garden in 1984. The sculpture depicts a scene of a pagan religious celebration carried out by the ancient Romans, held in honor of the god Saturn.
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Central nave of St. Isidore Cathedral  San Isidro  Buenos Aires.
Central nave of St. Isidore Cathedral, San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
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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.
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There are many resort-like Victorian and Tudor mansions in the islands of Tigre. Some houses are bui...
There are many resort-like Victorian and Tudor mansions in the islands of Tigre. Some houses are built on stilts to reduce humidity. This image shows a typical Tigre Delta wood house with a modest pier.
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Cathedral of Buenos Aires. The Mausoleum in the fourth chapel contain the remains of General José d...
Cathedral of Buenos Aires. The Mausoleum in the fourth chapel contain the remains of General José de San Martín, two other high ranking Argentine soldiers, and the tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Independence. The black sarcophagus is protected by three life-size female figures that represent Argentina, Chile and Peru. Two grenadiers stand permanent guard at the entrance of the Mausoleum.
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Entrance to  El Ateneo Grand Splendid  Bookstore  Buenos Aires.
Entrance to "El Ateneo Grand Splendid" Bookstore, Buenos Aires.
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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
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The main concert hall has boxes in seven levels and it is richly decorated in gold and red and illum...
The main concert hall has boxes in seven levels and it is richly decorated in gold and red and illuminated with 105 bronze sconces and lampshades of various designs.
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 El Ateneo Grand Splendid  Bookstore  Buenos Aires.
"El Ateneo Grand Splendid" Bookstore, Buenos Aires.
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Cathedral of Buenos Aires. The facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral is French-Neoclassical style and...
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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The impressive Golden Hall is used for lectures  concerts and exhibitions. There are three large cha...
The impressive Golden Hall is used for lectures, concerts and exhibitions. There are three large chandeliers, but the mirrors at each end repeat infinitely the lights, the furniture, the whole image of the hall.
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Stained Glass windows at Las Violetas Coffee Shop and Patisserie ( Confitería Las Violetas )  Bueno...
Stained Glass windows at Las Violetas Coffee Shop and Patisserie ("Confitería Las Violetas"), Buenos Aires.
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The beautiful building on the banks of the Luján River was built in 1912 for “The Tigre Club”  ...
The beautiful building on the banks of the Luján River was built in 1912 for “The Tigre Club”, a meeting place for the rich and famous. In later years it was used as a Casino and Restaurant. In 1979, the building was declared a National Historic Monument. Since 2006, it houses The Tiger Municipal Museum of Art.
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Mausoleum of the Duarte Family; tomb of Eva Duarte de Perón (Evita) at  La Recoleta  Cemetery  Buen...
Mausoleum of the Duarte Family; tomb of Eva Duarte de Perón (Evita) at "La Recoleta" Cemetery, Buenos Aires.
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 Sagunto . Sculpture made ​​of Carrara marble by Catalan sculptor Agustín Querol (1860-1909). I...
"Sagunto". Sculpture made ​​of Carrara marble by Catalan sculptor Agustín Querol (1860-1909). It symbolizes a historic episode occurred in Sagunto, capital of the province of Valencia, Spain, in which its inhabitants preferred the sacrifice of their lives rather than surrender to the army of Hannibal, the Carthaginian leader who attacked the city in 218 AC. Their heroic resistance is expressed by a mother who, after killing her son, commits suicide with a rapier.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The Main Conservatory. Built in Paris in Art Nouveau style thi...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The Main Conservatory. Built in Paris in Art Nouveau style this winter-house received recognition in the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1889. It contains 2500 tropical plants and is considered to be the only winter-house in that style still conserved in the world.
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