Category: Argentina

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 >

Argentina: Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Wins Landslide Election

Today in Latin America Top Story — Cristina Fernández de Kirchner won a second term as Argentina’s president Sunday in a landslide election. She sailed to victory by the largest […] Read More >

Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo Win Peace Prize

PARIS — Argentina’s Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo received the 2010 Félix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize in ceremony in Paris on Sept. 14 for their work in defense of human […] Read More >

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 >