Argentina

Ex-Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla (AP Photo)

Argentine ex-dictator Videla dies in prison

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow Argentines in a war to eliminate “subversives,” […]

05/17/2013

Margaret Thatcher

World mourns Thatcher, ‘a great Briton’

LONDON (AP) — Global leaders expressed praise and admiration Monday for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as news spread of her death.

04/08/2013

Pope Francis kisses a baby during his general audience, St. Peter's Square, Vatican. (AP Photo)

Pope Francis forces Argentine political about-face

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Catholic doctrine considers the pope to be God’s delegate on Earth. That alone might explain the remarkable about-face of Argentina’s populist president Cristina Fernandez and most of her followers.

03/27/2013

Pope Francis (AP Photo)

New pope revives question: What is a ‘Latino?’

(AP) – He is being hailed with pride and wonder as the “first Latino pope,” a native Spanish speaker born and raised in the South American nation of Argentina. But for some Latinos in the United States, there’s a catch:

03/24/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown pleased new pope is a Jesuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California Gov. Jerry Brown, who trained as a Jesuit, said Wednesday that he is pleased to see a Jesuit elected pope.

03/14/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

From ‘the end of the earth,’ Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (AP) – From “the end of the earth,” the Catholic Church found a surprising new leader Wednesday, a pioneer pope from Argentina who took the name Francis, a pastor rather than a manager to resurrect a church and faith in crisis.

03/14/2013

Pope Francis (AP Photo)

Jesuit humility marks Francis

(AP) – Pope Francis has been known for years as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed.

03/13/2013

Michael-Buble-and-wife

Singer Michael Buble, wife expecting 1st child

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Buble has something new to sing about: becoming a father. WATCH the video posted by his wife that announced the news.

01/24/2013

Argentine congress considers lowering voting age

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Debate began in Argentina‘s senate Wednesday on a proposal to lower the voting age from 18 to 16, while another battle heated up over efforts to bring politics into the […]

09/05/2012

Whales vs. seagulls

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Saving the whales is something Argentines take so seriously that authorities are planning to shoot seagulls that have developed a habit of attacking the huge marine mammals. Environmentalists say the […]

08/28/2012

Argentines embrace the tango in annual festival

(AP) – Argentines were readying to embrace their partners and glide at the world’s largest annual tango festival and championship. The two-week long offering of more than 500 free dance lessons, concerts and recitals will […]

08/14/2012

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