Category: Argentina

Argentina Attacks Foreign Lenders Amid Economic Crisis

Top Story – Argentine leaders lashed out at foreign lenders on Wednesday after a pair of full-page ads ran in two of the country’s leading newspapers. The ads, paid for […] Read More >

The Economist Criticized For Equating Violence Of Military Dictatorships With That Of Guerrillas

The Economist magazine stoked a controversy this week with an article arguing that memorials commemorating those killed by South America’s rightwing military governments are rewriting the past by playing down […] Read More >

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Stolen As Infant, Argentine Man Reunites With Biological Family

Top Story — The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo announced Wednesday that a man stolen as a baby during Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship has finally been reunited with his biological family. Pablo […] Read More >

Argentina: Former Dictators Sentenced, More Cases On Horizon

Top Story — An Argentine court on Thursday convicted former dictators Jorge Rafael Videla and Reynaldo Bignone, as well as seven others, for their role in stealing the babies of […] Read More >

Argentina: Former Dictator Says Regime Did Not Steal Babies

Top Story— Argentine former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla on Tuesday denied that his government had systematically kidnapped the babies of murdered political prisoners during his 1976-1981 rule. Human rights groups […] Read More >

Falkland Islanders To Vote On Sovereignty

Top Story — The Falklands Legislative Assembly announced Tuesday that voters on the Falkland Islands will hold a referendum to decide whether the approximately 3,000 inhabitants of the remote islands […] Read More >

Argentine Ad For London Olympics Angers IOC

Top Story — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) sent a letter to the Argentine Olympic committee after an Argentine ad promoting the 2012 London Olympics made a controversial reference the Falkland Islands. The […] Read More >

Argentine Investigators Discover Suspected Death Squad Cars

Today in Latin America Top Story — Argentine investigators located 43 rusty Ford Falcons at a naval base outside Bahía Blanca, Argentina that are thought to have been used by […] Read More >

Argentine Supreme Court Allows Abortion For Victims of Rape

Today in Latin America Top Story — Argentina’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled Tuesday that abortion is legal for victims of rape in the country, clarifying an ambiguous 1922 law. Previously, some […] Read More >

Buenos Aires Train Crash Kills 50; Argentina Declares Period of Mourning

Today in Latin America Top Story — Fifty  people died when a commuter train crashed into a barrier in a Buenos Aires train station on Wednesday morning, leading Argentine President Cristina […] Read More >