Category: Argentina

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 >

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 >