Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

Oct 21, 2014

Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound. Araceli Gutierrez guards the memories of this place ...

Oct 17, 2014

Argentina launches its first home-built satellite

Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday. The ARSAT-1 satellite is the first to be constructed with local technology in Latin America. It was built by a crew of about 500 scientists over seven years at a cost of $250 million. The ...

Tardelli scores pair as Brazil blanks Argentina

Oct 12, 2014

Tardelli scores pair as Brazil blanks Argentina

Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Brazil continued its defensive rehabilitation under returning coach Dunga with a morale-boosting 2-0 win over old adversary Argentina in a feisty friendly on Saturday. Atletico Mineiro striker Diego Tardelli scored once in each half, his first goals ...

Di Maria leads Argentina past Germany

Sep 4, 2014

Di Maria leads Argentina past Germany

Angel di Maria set up three goals and scored the fourth himself as Argentina trounced Germany 4-2 in their friendly game Wednesday to get a small measure of payback after losing to the host in the World Cup final. Argentina was up 4-0 after ...

Argentina car crash kills three relatives of pope

Aug 20, 2014

Argentina car crash kills three relatives of pope

Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after their car crashed on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said. The small car carrying a nephew of the pope along with the ...

Aug 13, 2014

Martino named Argentina's new coach

Gerardo Martino has been hired as coach of Argentina, less than three months after leaving Spanish club Barcelona. The Argentine Football Association said the 51-year-old Martino will replace Alejandro Sabella, who stepped down after Argentina’s loss to Germany in last month’s World Cup final. ...

Jul 22, 2014

China's Xi signs Venezuela resource deals during Latin America blitz

Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a raft of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela Monday, his latest stop on a Latin American tour showcasing China’s growing influence in the region. During his four-country visit to what is often considered America’s back yard, Xi has ...

Jul 13, 2014

Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a nuclear energy cooperation deal with Argentina on Saturday on a trip to bolster trade ties and strengthen Russia’s influence in Latin America. Putin’s energy minister, Alexander Novak, told reporters in the Argentine capital that the Russian state atomic ...

Argentina advances to final with dramatic shootout win

Jul 10, 2014

Argentina advances to final with dramatic shootout win

Argentina’s Sergio Romero launched himself left and right to save two penalties in a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands on Wednesday that sealed the South Americans’ first World Cup final appearance in 24 years. After the teams battled to a 0-0 draw in ...

Soccer legend Di Stefano passes away at 88

Jul 8, 2014

Soccer legend Di Stefano passes away at 88

Alfredo Di Stefano, the player Real Madrid has hailed as being the most important component in its mid-20th century ascent to becoming a global powerhouse, has died. He was 88. The club said in a statement that Di Stefano, its honorary president, died on ...