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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

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


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

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

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

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