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6 detained for attack on Argentine lawmaker

Six people have been detained for a “mafia-style” attack in Argentina that seriously wounded a lawmaker and left a provincial official dead, authorities said Friday. Continue reading

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Argentina: Bodies of 600 disappeared wait to be identified

Bonnie and Daniel Loedel walked into a mausoleum with an urn holding the bone remains of their sister Isabel, who had been unidentified for four decades after being forcibly disappeared during Argentina’s military dictatorship. Continue reading

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Recovery of Falklands war helmets helps heal wounds

Jorge Altieri runs his hands over old blood stains on a helmet that saved his life in 1982 when Argentina and Britain went to war over the Falkland Islands. Continue reading

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Argentina exhibit shows dictatorship-era abuses to women

Graciela Garcia Romero says she was in her 20s when a former navy captain turned her into a sex slave in Buenos Aires. Continue reading

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Argentina judge acts on complaint against Saudi prince

An Argentine judge took initial action Wednesday to consider a request from Human Rights Watch to prosecute Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for alleged crimes against humanity. Continue reading

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Security concerns arise as Argentina hosts G-20

Argentine authorities say that Buenos Aires will be an armored city when world leaders arrive for this week’s G-20 summit. Continue reading

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A ‘hospital’ for statues patches up Argentine monuments

A headless Anibal Troilo, one of the tango’s greatest performers, rests on a seat holding his concertina. Continue reading

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Argentina’s Fernandez still inspires loyalty among many

A battery of corruption allegations and criminal charges against former President Cristina Fernandez hasn’t fazed a strong band of hard-core backers, who have helped make her a leading — if undeclared — contender to regain power in next year’s election… Continue reading

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Argentines seek soup kitchens, barter markets amid crisis

Men wait outside the metal-grill door of a soup kitchen in a slum, hoping to get a small serving of beef and mashed potatoes. Continue reading

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Argentina’s Fernandez denies charges in corruption case

Former President Cristina Fernandez on Monday denied any wrongdoing following recent accusations that she was responsible for a corruption scheme involving public works contracts that has ensnared many of Argentina’s former officials and business elite. Continue reading

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Sister of Dutch queen dies in Argentina

Argentine officials say the youngest sister of Queen Maxima of Holland has been found dead in her Buenos Aires apartment. Continue reading

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Families of missing sub crew ask Russia to continue search

Relatives of some of the 44 crew members aboard an Argentine submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic asked Russia on Monday to carry on with the search two months after the vessel disappeared. Continue reading

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New Argentina probe says prosecutor Nisman was murdered

A new police report has dramatically revived one of the greatest criminal mysteries in Argentine history — the possible murder of a crusading prosecutor that has roused grave suspicions about a president and added to doubts about the probe into the cou… Continue reading

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Genetic bank that ID’s Argentina’s stolen babies turns 30

Martin Ogando and his 91-year-old grandmother, Delia Giovanola, flip through a stack of photos until they reach an image of a man Ogando never saw in life: his father. Continue reading

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Correction: Argentina-Dictatorship Children story

Seven women walked timidly through the streets of Argentina’s capital holding a banner that identified them as the children of human rights criminals. Continue reading

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