Argentina's Kirchner charged with fraud, assets frozen

May 14, 2016

Argentina's Kirchner charged with fraud, assets frozen

Assets belonging to former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner were frozen Friday after she was charged with damaging national finances by manipulating the Central Bank’s exchange operations during her last months in office. Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio said it was “evident that the then president ...

From Cuba, history-laden trip takes Obama to Argentina

Mar 23, 2016

From Cuba, history-laden trip takes Obama to Argentina

After bidding to turn the page on the Cold War in Cuba, American President Barack Obama arrived early Wednesday in Argentina, where campaigners hope he will acknowledge U.S. backing for its former dictatorship. After calling for freedom and democracy as he stood alongside Cuba’s ...

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 ...