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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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