| Apr 19, 2009
Nature in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Art in a deep Polish salt mine. A friendly Wisconsin town. A hike with views of the Tasmanian coast. Readers have spanned the globe and discovered adventure, history and in many places, peace. Here are some of their...
| Apr 1, 2009
Former Argentine President Raul Alfonsin, who was given credit for restoring democracy to his country after years of coups, dictators and "dirty war," died of lung cancer Tuesday at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 82.
A human rights attorney before...
| Oct 4, 2009
Mercedes Sosa, an Argentine singer who emerged as an electrifying voice of conscience throughout Latin America for songs that championed social justice in the face of government repression, died Sunday at a medical clinic in Buenos Aires. She was 74 and...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When the Skirball Cultural Center launched its Latin Jewish film series seven years ago, it caught some members of both ethnic groups by surprise. "People acted just shocked that there were Jews south of the border," said Jordan Peimer, the Skirball's...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Argentine poet Juan Gelman, an exile whose writings were colored by personal tragedy he suffered at the hands of his country's brutal military dictatorship, died in Mexico City on Tuesday. He was 83 and had been battling leukemia.
Gelman, a leftist with...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:10 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Calm returned Friday to more than a dozen Argentine provinces wracked by looting and violence that left 13 dead and 200 injured and caused millions of dollars in property losses.
The chaos in 20 provinces during the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:20 PM
BUENOS AIRES — Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, underwent a successful surgery Tuesday morning in which doctors removed blood that collected in the tissue outside her brain, a government spokesman said.
| Apr 1, 2008
Soaring demand for foodstuffs, from soybeans to salmon, has helped launch a new era of growth for a broad swath of South America.
While consumers worldwide face rising prices and shortages, many producers across the continent are enjoying record profits....