Blackout in South America raises questions about power grid

America 06/17/19, 16:18

The huge blackout that left tens of millions of people in the dark in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raised serious questions about the vulnerability of the power grid in South America and brought criticism down on Argentina's leader. President Mauricio Macri promised a thorough investigation into the cause ...

South America blackout leaves tens of millions without power

America 06/16/19, 15:47

A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid. Authorities were working frantically to restore power, but by mid-afternoon nearly half of Argentina's 44 million people were still in the ...

Argentinian women eye more at World Cup after equality fight

Soccer 05/27/19, 12:31

Exhausted players lie scattered on a field at Argentina's national team training complex on the outskirts of Buenos Aires after a double dose of training, including an exhibition against a teenage men's team.The concerns about things like a lack of uniforms and the refusal to allow them on fields previously ...

Fernández-Fernández: Argentine pair launch presidential bid

America 05/25/19, 21:11

With a message of unity, former Argentine President Cristina Fernández and running mate Alberto Fernández kicked off their election campaign Saturday, almost a week after the ex-leader stunned the country by saying she was running for vice president.Many thought Cristina Fernández, who governed Argentina from 2007 to 2015, would head ...

Explains: Corruption trial against Argentina’s Fernández

America 05/22/19, 23:00

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández was in court this week for the first in a string of trials charging her with corruption. Fernández remains a hugely popular but divisive figure in Argentina, and she recently surprised many when she announced that she will run for vice president instead of the ...

Argentina: Fernández in court for first corruption trial

World 05/21/19, 10:31

Argentina's former President Cristina Fernández appeared in court Tuesday for the first in a series of corruption trials ahead of a planned run for the vice presidency.The trial comes just days after Fernández surprised Argentines by announcing that she would seek the vice presidency, with her former Cabinet chief Alberto ...

Argentina lawmaker fights for life after brazen shooting

America 05/09/19, 15:32

An Argentine lawmaker was seriously injured and a provincial official killed Thursday in one of the most brazen political attacks in the South American country since it returned to democracy in 1983.Héctor Olivares, representative of La Rioja province in Argentina's lower house of congress, was shot around 7 a.m. local ...

Argentina’s Evita remembered through toys for poor children

America 04/25/19, 23:08

A half-deflated leather football, a box of marbles, a ragged doll and a handful of windup cars and trains line the display cabinets in the Evita Museum like ancient relics. These worn-out toys played a vital role in the rise of Peronism in Argentina, one of the most influential movements ...

Argentines return to Europe to escape economic uncertainty

America 04/22/19, 23:00

Tomas Ruiz embraced his father one last time at the Buenos Aires airport before he boarded a plane in search of a new life in Ireland. His sister recently did the same when she moved to Spain.Like many other young Argentines, the siblings hold European passports by descent, and they ...

Argentina: Bodies of 600 disappeared wait to be identified

America 04/04/19, 23:21

Bonnie and Daniel Loedel walked into a mausoleum with an urn holding the bone remains of their sister Isabel, who had been unidentified for four decades after being forcibly disappeared during Argentina's military dictatorship. Delivering the simple wooden box was the last step of an arduous identification process that they hope ...

Homelessness rises in Argentina’s capital amid crisis

America 03/29/19, 00:04

A smiling two-year-old Valentina Aleman runs down a sidewalk in Buenos Aires, dodging cardboard boxes, a worn-out sofa and a broken refrigerator without noticing the cars zooming dangerously close to her and others risks of living on the streets.A makeshift tent of cardboard and plastic bags on the side of ...

South American coalition relaunches bid for 2030 World Cup

Sports 03/20/19, 16:30

A South American coalition hoping to host the 2030 World Cup relaunched its bid on Wednesday with the addition of Chile to the group.The head of South American soccer body CONMEBOL, Alejandro Dominguez, announced the decision after a meeting in Buenos Aires with the presidents of the four nations, which ...

Argentina announces professionalization of women’s soccer

Sports 03/16/19, 16:44

Argentina's soccer association announced Saturday that the national women's league will be granted professional status, marking a milestone in a country that is home to Lionel Messi and some of the world's greatest players but still views soccer as largely a men's game.At a press conference on the outskirts of ...

Father of Argentine President Mauricio Macri dies at 88

America 03/02/19, 22:00

Franco Macri, the father of Argentina's president who migrated to the South American country from Italy as a teenager and went on to become one of its most prominent businessmen, has died, the president's office said. He was 88.The father of President Maurico Macri had been having health troubles and ...

Attack on Argentine chief rabbi raises fear of anti-Semitism

America 02/26/19, 12:34

A attack that badly injured Argentina's chief rabbi has alarmed authorities both in the South American nation and in Israel, who raised concerns on Tuesday that it could have been prompted by anti-Semitism.Several assailants entered the Buenos Aires home of Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich on Monday and beat him after shouting, ...

In Argentina, 1 woman is challenging soccer’s status quo

Soccer 02/07/19, 02:02

Almost 90 years after men's soccer turned professional in Argentina, the women's game is still being played by amateur athletes who get little to no money for their work on the field.Macarena Sanchez wants to change that — now.The 27-year-old Sanchez is taking legal action against her club and the ...

Vatican: Argentine bishop at Holy See under investigation

Europe 01/04/19, 05:54

The Vatican has confirmed that an Argentine bishop, who resigned suddenly in 2017 for stated health reasons and then landed a top administrative job at the Holy See, is under preliminary investigation after priests accused him of sexual abuse and other misconduct.In a statement to The Associated Press, Vatican spokesman ...

Wave of sexual abuse allegations shakes Argentina

America 12/26/18, 00:02

For months, Claudia Guebel could only tell family and friends about a traumatizing encounter with a colleague in Argentina's Senate.At the beginning of this year, she said, Pedro Fiorda, a senator's chief of staff, grabbed her violently by the arms like a "hunter who catches prey." The, she felt his ...

Boca Juniors not renewing contract of coach Barros Schelotto

Soccer 12/14/18, 15:19

Boca Juniors will not renew its contract with coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto after losing to fierce rival River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final.Boca lost the second leg 3-1 in extra time last Sunday in Madrid, and 5-3 on aggregate. It was the first Copa final between the Buenos Aires ...

Podcast: sports worth watching on TV; the Copa Libertadores

Sports 12/11/18, 14:21

PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg debate what sports to watch and how to count real fans, then tell the cautionary tale of a game that became too popular and partisan for its own good.That game — the Copa Libertadores, arguably South America's prestigious soccer championship — ...

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