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Violence kills 7 as Argentina celebrates democracy
December 11, 2013 01:20 AM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: Many Argentines armed and barricaded themselves in their homes and stores in fear of looting mobs Tuesday as the nation's celebration of 30 years of uninterrupted democracy were marred by police strikes for higher pay. Politicians struggled to assert their authority...
Doctors differ on Argentine president's recovery
October 09, 2013 09:08 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: The doctors who removed a blood clot from the brain of Argentina's president say she's improving without complications. But they are giving few details.Wednesday's three-sentence report says Cristina Fernandez's vital signs are "normal," her spirits are "very good" and...
Argentina frets as leader undergoes brain surgery
October 08, 2013 03:56 PM
BUENOS AIRES: Doctors are drilling into President Cristina Fernandez's skull to siphon out blood that is pressuring her brain two months after she suffered an unexplained head injury.Experts described the Tuesday morning procedure as generally low risk and almost always having positive results....
Argentine leader back in hospital with head injury
October 07, 2013 08:37 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: Argentine President Cristina Fernandez returned to the hospital on Monday, presumably for more treatment of the head injury that prompted her doctors to order a month's rest.Her caravan entered the Fundacion Favaloro as her Cabinet gathered without her for a speech by Vice...
Argentine gas workers held in deadly blast
August 07, 2013 08:06 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: Argentine firefighters found potential signs of life Wednesday as they hunted through the ruins of a 10-story apartment building destroyed by a gas explosion that killed 10 people, injured dozens and left 12 unaccounted for. Officials said damaged towers alongside were in...
Provocative Argentine artist Leon Ferrari dies at 92
July 29, 2013 12:09 AM
BUENOS AIRES: Leon Ferrari, a conceptual artist and rights activist who clashed with Pope Francis when he led Argentina’s church and relished provoking dictators, bishops and a world at war, has died at age 92. Ferrari was buried in his native Buenos Aires, where he created a vast array of artwork...
5 Argentines convicted of killing baby in robbery
May 13, 2013 11:13 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: Five men accused of robbing bank customers were convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison Monday for killing the child of a pregnant woman who was chased down by motorcycle gunmen and shot twice as she begged for mercy. Carolina Piparo survived the shooting, but...
Argentina Supreme Court OK's sex slave's abortion
October 12, 2012 05:05 PM
BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's Supreme Court says the public health system must provide an abortion to a woman who was rescued from a prostitution ring. The ruling comes after days of protests and finger-pointing in Buenos Aires, where the justice ministry is protecting the 32-year-old woman in a...
Argentine VP targeted for illegal enrichment probe
May 14, 2012 11:46 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: The legal battles of Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou grew more complicated on Monday when a federal prosecutor asked a judge to open an illegal enrichment probe. Also named were Boudou's girlfriend Agustina Kampfer, his longtime friend and business partner Jose...
Argentine train crash toll at 50, hundreds injured
February 23, 2012 09:01 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: Argentines desperately searched hospitals Thursday in hopes that loved ones survived a train crash that killed 50 people and sent hundreds to emergency rooms. A stunned government declared two days of mourning, with flags flying at half staff across the nation. A federal...
Argentine train slams into station, killing 49
February 22, 2012 08:21 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: A packed train slammed into the end of the line in Buenos Aires' busy Once station Wednesday, killing 49 people and injuring hundreds of morning commuters as passenger cars crumpled behind the engine. It was Argentina's worst train accident in decades. Federal...
Argentina targets money laundering in football
February 15, 2012 08:35 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: Argentina's government announced tough new rules to combat money laundering in football on Wednesday, requiring detailed reports on transactions involving many more people than just players and staff. Argentina's Financial Information Unit published its regulations...
Iran offers help in Argentina bombing probe
July 18, 2011 02:02 AM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: An Argentine prosecutor Saturday criticized a statement from Iran expressing willingness to help solve Argentina’s worst terrorist attack. Prosecutor Alberto Nisman said Iran’s offer is just empty words unless it hands over the Iranian suspects in the bombing...


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