Category: Argentina

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 >

Ex-President of Argentina Néstor Kirchner’s Funeral (Photo Essay)

BUENOS AIRES — On Oct. 27, 2010, former Argentine President Néstor Kirchner died at his home in El Calafate, Argentina. Kirchner, who was the husband of current President Cristina Fernández […] Read More >

Former Argentine President Néstor Kirchner Dies Of A Heart Attack

Today in Latin America Top Story — Argentina’s former President Néstor Kirchner died Wednesday at the age of 60, after he suffered a heart attack in the town of El […] Read More >

Argentina Becomes First Country In Latin America To Legalize Gay Marriage

Today in Latin America Top Story — Argentina became the first Latin American nation on Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage and grant the same legal rights, responsibilities and protections that […] Read More >