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Argentina hires Mario Ledesma as new national team coach

Rugby Aug 2, 2018

Argentina hires Mario Ledesma as new national team coach

Argentina has hired former national-team hooker Mario Ledesma as its new rugby coach on a four-year deal. The Pumas made the announcement on Wednesday, when Ledesma was presented at a news conference at the Argentina Rugby Union headquarters in Buenos Aires as the replacement for ...

World / Crime & Legal Jul 17, 2018

Ex-Pinochet colonel captured in Argentina

Argentina says it has captured a former Chilean army colonel convicted of committing crimes against humanity during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Sergio Francisco Jara Arancibia was "one of Chile's most wanted fugitives over murders committed in 1973," Argentina's ministry of security and the nation ...

Argentine Congress poised for historic, contentious abortion vote

World / Politics Jun 14, 2018

Argentine Congress poised for historic, contentious abortion vote

Lawmakers in traditionally conservative Argentina began a key session Wednesday ahead of a divisive vote on a bill to legalize abortion. The debate has divided Argentinian society. Though it became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage in 2010, it remains strongly influenced ...

Overproduction threatens Andes superfood haven

World / Science & Health Mar 25, 2018

Overproduction threatens Andes superfood haven

From atop the Andes mountains to the depths of the Amazon rain forest and frigid Patagonia, indigenous people have long eaten quinoa, camu camu and calafate, a healthy diet that has become a global phenomenon now threatened by overproduction. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids, ...

World Mar 4, 2018

Polish group sues Argentine paper under new Holocaust law

A Polish campaign group is suing an Argentinian newspaper it says breached a new law that makes it a criminal offense to suggest Poland was complicit in the Holocaust. In what appeared to be the first legal action under the so-called Holocaust law, just hours ...