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Argentine 'Dirty War' officers guilty of killing bishop
Argentine 'Dirty War' officers guilty of killing bishop

Two retired military officers were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Catholic bishop during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship.

Argentine 'Dirty War' officers guilty of killing bishop
Argentina says won't make next bond payment in US
Argentina says won't make next bond payment in US

Argentina will not make a bond service payment due June 30 in New York as ordered by a US judge, the economy ministry said Wednesday, moving the country closer to default.

Argentina says won't make next bond payment in US
Argentine president says country will avoid debt default
Argentine president says country will avoid debt default

President Cristina Kirchner said that there would be no default in payment of Argentina's restructured debt, after a US Supreme Court ruling piled pressure on the country's finances.

Argentine president says country will avoid debt default
Former Argentine President and current senator Carlos Menem. ©Reuters/Enrique Marcarian
Argentina's ex-president Menem to testify on death of son

Argentina's former president Carlos Menem has been ordered to testify at a new inquiry into the 1995 death of his son in a helicopter crash, judicial sources said.

Argentina's ex-president Menem to testify on death of son
30 year sentence for killer of two French women in Argentina
30 year sentence for killer of two French women in Argentina

A court in Argentina's Salta province Monday sentenced to 30 years in prison the man who raped and killed two young French women tourists out for a hike.

30 year sentence for killer of two French women in Argentina
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Hundreds of Argentine kids separated from parents after sex abuse

The sexual abuse of nearly 300 girls and boys in just one year in a single Argentine province led authorities to separate them from their parents, authorities said.

Hundreds of Argentine kids separated from parents after sex abuse
Foreign Affairs Minister of Kazakhstan Yerlan Idrissov has met the Foreign Minister of Argentina Hector Timerman. ©mfa.gov.kz
Argentina is visa-free for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan and Argentina have signed a visa-free regime agreement.

Argentina is visa-free for Kazakhstan
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Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life.

Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina
Paulo Malhaes. Photo courtesy of abi.org.br
Retired Brazil colonel who admitted torture found dead

A retired Brazilian colonel who last month admitted carrying out torture during the country's 1964-1985 military dictatorship has been found dead following a break-in at his suburban Rio home, police said Friday.

Retired Brazil colonel who admitted torture found dead
Police arrest 250, seize weapons in Argentina
Police arrest 250, seize weapons in Argentina

A series of raids west of Buenos Aires yielded 250 arrests and unearthed firearms and drugs, police said Monday, the second such operation in as many weeks.

Police arrest 250, seize weapons in Argentina
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Chevron, YPF ramp up Argentina shale investment

US oil giant Chevron and state-controlled YPF unveiled plans Thursday to spend another $1.6 billion to develop Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale formation for oil and gas projects.

Chevron, YPF ramp up Argentina shale investment
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. ©Reuters/Ivan Alvarado
Kirchner to be godmother of lesbian couple's daughter

Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner has agreed to be godmother to the baby daughter of a lesbian couple, one of the mothers told AFP.

Kirchner to be godmother of lesbian couple's daughter
Pope popular in US but sex scandals cast long shadow
Pope popular in US but sex scandals cast long shadow

A year after being chosen Pope Francis is very popular with American Catholics though his handling of the pedophile priests' scandal left many underwhelmed, a new study found.

Pope popular in US but sex scandals cast long shadow
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Argentine policeman arrested for selling two-year-old

An Argentine police officer was arrested for selling a two-year-old girl.

Argentine policeman arrested for selling two-year-old
Alberto Weretilneck, governor of Rio Negro province. Photo courtesy of territoriodigital.com
Argentine governor lays off 170 employees via YouTube

An Argentine governor has caused a kerfuffle in his province after using a YouTube video to lay off half of his 340 provincial officials.

Argentine governor lays off 170 employees via YouTube
IMF says no panic in emerging markets
IMF says no panic in emerging markets

The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday that there was no panic in emerging markets even as countries like India, Turkey and Argentina were facing sharp capital outflows and currency pressures.

IMF says no panic in emerging markets
Fidel Castro meets Cristina Kirchner in Havana
Fidel Castro meets Cristina Kirchner in Havana

Cuban leader Fidel Castro lunched with Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner on Sunday on the sidelines of a summit of regional leaders.

Fidel Castro meets Cristina Kirchner in Havana
Photo courtesy of the press-service of the Astana Motorsports
2 Kazakhstan crews in Top 20 of Dakar 2014

The 35th edition of the world's most prestigious Dakar rally has finished in the Chilean city Valparaiso on January 18, 2014.

2 Kazakhstan crews in Top 20 of Dakar 2014
Photo courtesy of the press-service of the Astana Motorsports
Kazakhstan racing crews approach final straight of Dakar rally

Kazakhstan's Astana Motorsports Team racing crews have reached the final straight of the Dakar rally.

Kazakhstan racing crews approach final straight of Dakar rally
Photo courtesy of the press-service of the Astana Motorsports
Kazakhstan's racers complete 11th stage of Dakar 2014

The eleventh stage had a difficult high-speed special section that was a key one for the overall success in the Dakar 2014.

Kazakhstan's racers complete 11th stage of Dakar 2014