Category: Argentina

Argentina: Former Pres. Menem Acquitted of Arms Smuggling

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former Argentine President Carlos Menem was acquitted Tuesday of illegally exporting arms to Ecuador and Croatia between 1991 and 1995. Menem, who headed the […] Read More >

Bus-Train Collision In Argentina Leaves 7 Dead, Over 160 Hurt

At least seven people were killed and more than 160 injured after a bus in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires was hit by a train Tuesday morning as it […] Read More >

Argentina: Two Suspects Linked To Dead Tourists By DNA

Today in Latin America Top Story — Investigators in Argentina have DNA and ballistics evidence implicating some of the eight suspects under arrest in the July killing of two French […] Read More >

Argentina: Fernández de Kirchner Wins First-Ever Open Primary

Today in Latin America Top Story— In Argentina’s first-ever open and simultaneous presidential primary Sunday, exit polls showed that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led her nine rivals, but it was too […] Read More >

Buenos Aires Mayor Macri To Face Run-Off Election Against Fernández de Kirchner’s Candidate

Today in Latin America Top Story — The mayor of Buenos Aires now faces a run-off for his re-election bid against the hand-picked candidate of Argentine President Cristina Fernández de […] Read More >

U.S. Congress Votes “No” to Releasing Classified Argentina Documents

An amendment that would declassify U.S. intelligence documents about the Argentine military dictatorship lost in a vote of 214–194 on Friday, frustrating human rights groups and marking the fourth time […] Read More >

Argentina Arrests Pilots Believed to be Responsible for 1977 “Death Flights”

Three former pilots for the Argentine Coast Guard were brought before Federal Judge Sergio Torres on Tuesday to face charges for their involvement in death flights that killed hundreds of […] Read More >

Videla And Bignone On Trial For Baby Thefts In Argentina’s “Dirty War”

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former Argentine dictators Jorge Rafael Videla and Reynaldo Bignone are on trial on charges they presided over a plot to steal babies from political prisoners […] Read More >

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

Twitter Becomes a Political Battleground in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES — Last July an Argentine citizen told his local congresswoman: “What a pity you are using your position to defend a media group that collaborated with the dictatorship.” […] Read More >

Former Junta Leader of Argentina Jorge Rafael Videla Sentenced To Life In Prison

Today in Latin America Top Story — The former leader of the Argentine military dictatorship Jorge Rafael Videla was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the […] Read More >