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  • WikiLeaks on Latin America: Clinton asks personal questions about Argentina's Kirchners

     
    A secret U.S. diplomatic cable published by Wikileaks reveals requests by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the mental health and decision-making style of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. The cable bearing Clinton's name...
  • Nestor Kirchner, former president, dies in Argentina

     
    Nestor Kirchner, the former president of Argentina and husband of the current president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has died suddenly of a heart attack. Kirchner was rushed to a hospital in the city of El Calafate with his wife at his side, and was...
  • Granta names 22 best young Spanish-language novelists

     
    At a news conference in Madrid, Granta and its sibling literary journal Granta en Español announced the 22 best young Spanish-language novelists, all of whom will appear in the magazines' November issues. It's the first time that Granta, based in......
  • Theater review: 'La Razon Blindada' at 24th Street Theatre

     
    A sharply political play about the nature of tyranny and the human imperative for connection, “La Razón Blindada” (Armored Reason), at the 24th Street Theatre, is a truly international production, co-produced by 24th Street Theatre and Mexico’s...
  • 'What makes an Argentine?'

     
    It's a good time to ask. This year, like Mexico, Argentina is marking 200 years of independence. In the video feature above by BBC Mundo (in Spanish), regular Argentinos are stopped on the streets and asked, "What makes you Argentine?" (Or "Argentinean,"...
  • Colombian ex-model faces drug-smuggling charges in Argentina

     
    A former model and beauty queen from Colombia is claiming her innocence of charges in Argentina that she led a ring of young female models who worked as "mules" smuggling cocaine on flights to Mexico and Europe. Authorities arrested Angela Sanclemente,...
  • DNA testing pits media family against Argentina government

     
    The DNA testing of children adopted during the dirty war period is an effort to find closure for surviving victims of the military junta responsible for as many as 30,000 deaths between 1976 and 1983. But the Herrera family says their proceedings have...
  • Ghosts of the Pinochet regime haunt Chile's conservative president

     
    Ex-military chiefs in Chile were apparently expecting that after two decades of center-left rule, conservative President Sebastian Pinera would go easy on them. But Pinera has not suspended investigations into alleged abuses by the military under Gen....
  • For $10,000 or so, a trip to Argentina with Nancy Silverton and Suzanne Tracht

     
    An 11-day, first-class, food-themed tour of four cities in Argentina with Nancy Silverton and Suzanne Tracht? The chefs of Mozza and Jar, respectively, will be taking part in Argentina 444's September tour of Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Bariloche and El...
  • Jorge Videla, former dictator, faces new trial in Argentina

     
    The former dictator ruled Argentina between 1976 and 1981, when tens of thousands were killed or "disappeared." Videla had been sentenced in life in prison in 1985 after democracy was restored in the country, but in 1990, he was pardoned and freed by...
  • Argentina legalizes same-sex marriage, first nation in Latin America

     
    The law allows gay married gay couples to adopt children and inherit wealth. With its passage, Argentina joins only the Mexican Federal District (or Mexico City) in Latin America allowing same-sex marriage, in addition to the region's former colonial...