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World Feb 14Flamboyant former Argentine President Carlos Menem dies
The dapper lawyer from one of Argentina’s poorest provinces, dismissed by critics as a playboy, steered Argentina toward a free-market model that was, at one point, envied by neighbors and favored by investors. Menem’s accomplishments, however, coincided with growing unemployment,…
World Oct 20Argentina passes 1 million cases as virus hits Latin America
At the edge of Argentina in a city known as "The End of the World," many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.
World Apr 30As virus cases surge, Brazil starts to worry its neighbors
Brazil has surpassed China — where the virus began — in the official number of COVID-19 deaths this week, prompting Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro to say: “So what?"…
World Nov 25Priests found guilty of abusing deaf children at Argentine school
A three-judge panel in the city of Mendoza sentenced the Rev. Nicola Corradi to 42 years and the Rev. Horacio Corbacho to 45 years for abusing children at the Antonio Provolo Institute for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children in Lujan…
World Oct 27Argentina could take another sharp political turn in vote
Argentina could take another sharp political turn in Sunday's presidential elections, with center-left Peronist candidate Alberto Fernández favored to oust conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri amid growing frustration over the country's economic crisis.
World Aug 05Priests accused of abusing deaf students go on trial in Argentina
Former students at an institute for the deaf say Rev. Nicola Corradi was the force behind years of "indescribable" torment through alleged sexual abuse. Two others are also on trial.