Argentina: News Updates

Recently the Latin American “dirty wars” of the 1960s through 1980s have resurfaced in mainstream media discussion. One reason is the trials in Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, and Uruguay against some of the late twentieth century’s most vicious criminals, who are collectively...

Kevin Young
July 22, 2013

The election of Pope Francis has brought many issues to the fore that represent not just the complexity of a person, but the complexity of the Catholic Church. This was especially true at the time the most controversial chapters in his history were being written.

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Kyle Barron
March 20, 2013

An appeals court in Buenos Aires has convicted ex-President Carlos Menem of illegally selling 6,500 tonnes of arms to Croatia and Ecuador in the 1990s.

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March 8, 2013

Argentina has become the first Latin American nation to legalize same-sex marriages following a marathon Senate vote.

The law, backed by the center-left government of Cristina Kirchner, the president, was adopted in a 33-27 vote after 15 hours of debate ending...

July 15, 2010

UNITED NATIONS, June 23 (UPI) -- Argentina took its claim over British-ruled Falkland Islands to a U.N. meeting on decolonization with the clear aim of capitalizing on the talks' agenda. The usually placid annual session of the U.N. Decolonization Committee, C24, was...

June 23, 2010

Uruguay’s concerns over the food import ban have developed into a discussional tit-for-tat, with Argentina’s Interior Minister confirming yesterday that the government “has not halted imports”.

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May 20, 2010

Uruguay should have informed Argentina about its plans to build two paper mills on the banks of a river they share, the UN's top court has ruled.
But the International Court of Justice in The Hague said Uruguay had not violated its environmental obligations and the...

April 20, 2010

Former dictator, Reynaldo Bignone, has been convicted for human rights violations committed between 1976 and 1978 at the Campo de Mayo army base and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Human rights groups praise the ruling but claim that there are hundreds more accused of similar abuses that...

By DEBORA REY Associated Press Writer
April 20, 2010
BBC NEWS
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April 6, 2010

A British rig has begun drilling for oil in the territorial waters of the Falkland Islands, despite strong opposition from Argentina.

The platform has been towed to a point 100km (62 miles) north of the UK territory in the South Atlantic.

Argentina claims...

February 22, 2010