| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:20 PM
You know all those warnings about how America's addiction to deficit spending is going to make us look like Greece?
Stop worrying. The bigger concern should be that America will look like Argentina.
That could happen, theoretically, if the...
| Apr 7, 2013
COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, Uruguay — Straddling the crest of a sand dune, my back to the Atlantic Ocean, I watched a Uruguayan boy net fish in a river lagoon. He waded through the chest-high water, dragging behind him the reflection of the setting sun....
| Oct 12, 2011
Sarkis Soghanalian, an international weapons broker who was nicknamed "The Merchant of Death" for selling arms to dictators on behalf of the United States, died Oct. 5 at a hospital in Hialeah, Fla. He was 82.
The cause was heart failure, said his son,...
| Oct 28, 2010
Former President Nestor Kirchner, the husband of Argentina's current leader and a frequently mentioned possible candidate to succeed her, died unexpectedly Wednesday of an apparent heart attack. He was 60.
Kirchner, who guided the country from 2003 to...
| Nov 9, 2010
Emilio Massera, a former Argentine admiral and member of the military junta that toppled President Isabel Peron in 1976 and waged a "dirty war" against political opponents, has died. He was 85.
Massera died Monday of a cerebral hemorrhage, said Ruben...
| May 2, 2011
Argentine writer presided over probe of rulers
Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato, 99, a widely admired intellectual who presided over a probe into the crimes committed by the nation's military rulers, died Saturday of complications from...
| Dec 7, 2010
Maria Esther Gatti de Islas
Uruguayan human rights activist
Maria Esther Gatti de Islas, 92, a human rights activist who helped found Uruguay's organization for relatives of people who disappeared during South America's "dirty wars," died Sunday, her...
| Jan 1, 2011
Joe Lumer, who was born in a Holocaust-survivors camp in Germany and went on to run a sprawling parking-lot empire that includes 75 Joe's Auto Parks in downtown Los Angeles, drowned this week in Argentina. He was 62.
Lumer, a Brentwood resident who was...
| Dec 29, 2011
The fellow I met at a holiday party had just one question for me: Where do you find a great steak in this part of the country? He grew up in Texas on grass-fed beef and complains he's never found a steak here with as much flavor. He's disappointed every...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:37 AM
The stunning case of an baby who was declared dead, only to be found whimpering in the morgue nearly 12 hours later, has riveted Argentina. The family said it plans to sue the Hospital Perrando where the little girl named Luz Milagros was born and later...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:40 PM
Argentinan president Cristina Fernandez proposal to nationalize a majority interest in the country's biggest oil company is a reaction to rising imports....