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Argentine ex-minister jailed for hiding $9 million in convent

Jun 13, 2019 - 10:56 AM

The Argentina court sentences Jose Lopez to prison after he was caught red-handed tossing 160 suitcases and duffel bags stuffed with $9 million in cash over a wall into the garden of the convent

Argentine former Vice Minister of Public Works (2003-2015) Jose Lopez attends the first day of the trial for illicit enrichment, in Buenos Aires on June 11, 2018. Lopez, a former deputy minister of the governments of Nestor and Cristina Kirchner, was arrested in 2016 for trying to hide 9 million US dollars in cash at a convent in Buenos Aires - a case that unleashed a corruption scandal in Argentina. Eitan ABRAMOVICH / AFP

Trump says China trade talks to end March 1 'unless extended'

Dec 04, 2018 - 11:46 PM

The US president tweets: 'The negotiations with China have already started. Unless extended, they will end 90 days from the date of our wonderful and very warm dinner with President Xi in Argentina.'

WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAN DEAL. US President Donald Trump announces his decision on the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Modi pursues yoga diplomacy at Argentina G20 summit

Dec 01, 2018 - 5:00 AM

Stepping away from the sealed security zone and ceremonial pomp of the Group of 20 summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks about the value of yoga

FOR PEACE. People take part in a yoga session, during the 'Yoga for Peace' event, which will be attended by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Buenos Aires. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

Child footballers 'offered boots and underwear for sex work'

Mar 30, 2018 - 1:19 PM

A scandal in Argentina reveals that young players for football giant Independiente prostitute themselves to adult men

EXPLOITATION. Young footballers in Buenos Aires, Argentina have been encouraged to prostitute themselves to adult men in exchange for a pair of boots or underwear. Photo by Shutterstock

Under-fire WTO meets in Buenos Aires

Dec 09, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Expectations of any kind of a breakthrough at the Buenos Aires meeting are low

'Explosion' dashes last hopes for missing Argentine sub with 44 aboard

Nov 24, 2017 - 12:25 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'An anomalous, singular, short, violent and non-nuclear event consistent with an explosion' occurs shortly after the submarine's last communication, says Argentina navy spokesman Captain Enrique Balbi

NO HOPE. Argentine Navy spokesman, Captain Enrique Balbi arrives to deliver a press conference at the Navy headquarters in Buenos Aires, on November 23, 2017. Photo by Juan Mabromata/AFP

From a honeymoon in Buenos Aires, ‘La Cabrera’ was born

Aug 30, 2017 - 1:43 PM

Carlo Calma Lorenzana talks about the ‘love story’ behind La Cabrera its success and its massive Argentine steaks

Obama honors victims of US-backed Argentina dictators

Mar 25, 2016 - 8:44 AM

US President Barack Obama becomes the first US president to formally acknowledge the victims of the 1976 1983 military regime

PAYING TRIBUTE. US President Barack Obama (L) and his counterpart from Argentina, Mauricio Macri (R), take a walk as they pay a floral tribute to the victims of the military dictatorship at Parque de la Memoria in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 24, 2016. Photo by David Fernandez/EPA

Argentina to ration electricity during heat wave

Feb 19, 2016 - 10:11 AM

The measure is aimed at alleviating an energy crisis during the southern hemisphere s summer when peak demand for electricity is tapping the power grid

Escudero for VP, Aquino on Mamasapano, Chile quake | 6PM wRap

Sep 17, 2015 - 6:51 PM

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Whale gets close-up of Buenos Aires, delighting onlookers

Aug 04, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The small whale turns up well off its healthy course – near the docks of Puerto Madero

OFF COURSE. Members of the Navy Prefecture try to help a whale seen in Buenos Aires, way off its healthy course. File photo from EPA

Argentine prosecutor who accused Kirchner found dead

Jan 19, 2015 - 11:59 PM

The 51 year old government lawyer Alberto Nisman was expected to be damning testimony against Argentine President Cristina Kirchner

PROSECUTOR PASSES AWAY. A picture made available 19 January 2015 shows Argentinian public prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 25 October 2006. EPA/Cezaro de Luca

Vatican 'ills,' North Korea cyberattack, PH 2015 budget | The wRap

Dec 23, 2014 - 8:09 PM

Pope Francis says the Church suffers from a lust for power A cyberattack brings down North Korea’s internet President Aquino signs the 2015 budget

Orangutan unfazed by Argentine court victory

Dec 23, 2014 - 9:58 AM

In a world first a court upholds Sandra the Orangutan s right to be freed from a Buenos Aires Zoo

Truck smashes into bus in Argentina, at least 18 dead

Feb 08, 2014 - 8:37 AM

UPDATED The head on collision wounded 15 other people

Kirchner undergoes medical tests after Cuba trip

Jan 30, 2014 - 12:55 PM

The president is undergoing tests after showing symptoms of sciatica and lower back pain according to a statement

MEDICAL TESTS. Handout photo released by the Argentinian Presidency of Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner as she meets with school children on January 28, 2014 in Havana. AFP PHOTO/Argentinian Presidency

Olympics: IOC set for election fever

Jul 02, 2013 - 8:32 AM

Olympic election fever in Lausanne: 3 cities bid for 2020 Olympics 6 men vying to succeed IOC chief Rogge

The candidate cities: Tokyo, Madrid, and Istanbul.

Pope rides the bus, makes own meals

Mar 14, 2013 - 4:39 AM

As a cardinal Bergoglio is conservative at the level of doctrine and progressive on social issues

Dictators guilty in 'baby-stealing' case

Jul 06, 2012 - 10:41 AM

Two Argentinian dictators were handed prison sentences for overseeing the kidnapping of babies from leftist activists in the 1970s and 80s