| May 17, 2013
| 11:46 AM
BUENOS AIRES — Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who presided over that country's so-called dirty war in which up to 30,000 dissidents were murdered or disappeared, died Friday while serving a 50-year prison sentence. He was 87.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 5:40 PM
MEXICO CITY — Doctors plan to operate on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Tuesday morning to remove blood that has collected outside of her brain, the apparent result of a fall the 60-year-old leader took in August, officials...
| 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.
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2011
Reporting from San Salvador and Mexico City -- Argentine songwriter and singer Facundo Cabral, an icon of Latin American folk and protest music, was shot to death early Saturday by unknown gunmen who intercepted his car in Guatemala City and pumped it...
| May 13, 2011
| 1:19 PM
In 1860, Abraham Lincoln went to Cooper Union in New York to deliver the speech that would launch his national political career and help him secure the Republican presidential nomination.
But before the speech, Lincoln marked the occasion by stopping...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:30 AM
| Mar 14, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Newly elected Pope Francis represents change in many respects. He is the first pope from the New World (and the first from outside of Europe in 1,200 years), the first Jesuit and the first Francis. But for American Catholics, who in poll after poll in...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:53 PM
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist."
Which esteemed South American archbishop uttered these thought-provoking words?
It was not Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, now...
| Jun 21, 2011
The son of a British veteran of the 1982 Falkland Islands war has become a citizen of Argentina, stoking tensions in the two nations' still-smoldering political dispute over the islands in the South Atlantic. Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de...
| Jul 19, 2011
"Half of Buenos Aires disgusts me," a well-known singer announced in a newspaper column in Argentina last week (link in Spanish). "I've been feeling this way for a while." The writer, Fito Paez, has sparked a political controversy with the essay published...