Argentina coast guard sinks Chinese trawler fishing illegally

Mar 16, 2016

Argentina coast guard sinks Chinese trawler fishing illegally

Argentina’s coast guard has sunk a Chinese trawler that was fishing illegally within the nation’s territorial waters, officials from the South American country said on Tuesday, marking a first test of relations between President Mauricio Macri and Beijing. A coast guard vessel pursued the ...

Feb 28, 2016

New Jurassic site contains exquisitely preserved fossils

Paleontologists in Argentina have announced the discovery of a major Jurassic-era fossil site four years after it was first discovered. The site, which spans 23,000 square miles (60,000 square kilometers) in Patagonia, southern Argentina, came to light this past week with the publication of ...

Argentine alien festival soars at UFO sighting site hotspot

Feb 16, 2016

Argentine alien festival soars at UFO sighting site hotspot

Thousands of earthlings descended on Capilla del Monte for an annual international alien festival that has made the town a hotspot for UFO sightings. The weekend festival in Cordoba province included a parade of neon lights with “Star Wars” characters, an alien costume contest ...

Dec 31, 2015

Argentina declares 'national statistical emergency'

Argentina declared a “national statistical emergency” Wednesday, saying it will stop releasing data on the economy until the government statistics agency is overhauled and its numbers can be trusted. The move is conservative President Mauricio Macri’s latest assault on the economic policies of his ...

Dec 26, 2015

Stolen child turns out to not be Argentine activist's granddaughter

The woman who was thought to be the lost granddaughter of an activist who searches for babies stolen during Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship has turned out to be someone else. Two genetic tests showed that the 39-year-old woman is not the granddaughter of Maria ...

Dec 25, 2015

Argentine activist, granddaughter stolen 39 years ago are reunited

The long-lost granddaughter of a founder of an Argentine rights group that fights to find babies stolen by the 1976-1983 military dictatorship has been found, her organization said Thursday. Clara AnahiTeruggi, who was abducted at the age of three months when regime agents killed ...

Argentina bus crash kills 43 police officers

Dec 15, 2015

Argentina bus crash kills 43 police officers

At least 43 police officers were killed Monday when a bus in a convoy in northern Argentina blew a tire and veered off the side of a bridge, falling about 65 feet (20 meters) in an accident that brought the sad state of the ...

Nov 29, 2015

Macri's moment has come

With Argentina's legislature still controlled by the Peronists, new President Mauricio Macri faces an uphill battle to implement the reforms necessary to turn the country's economy around.

Nov 27, 2015

Argentine police recover 2.5 tons of meteorite pieces

Argentine police seized 2.5 tons of bagged meteorite pieces from a house, police said Thursday, suspecting the potentially hugely lucrative consignment was bound for Europe. The meteorite pieces, which are protected by Argentine law, were arranged in bags throughout the house in the northern ...