Latin America

Prison escape of three hitmen sparks political scandal in Argentina

One of the fugitives had accused an ex-Fernández de Kirchner official of drug trafficking

Latin America

DNA test reveals Argentinean woman lied about stolen baby claims

False alarm for Plaza de Mayo grandmother, as stranger shows up claiming to be relative

Latin America

Kirchner refuses to attend new president’s inauguration ceremony

Dispute over the logistics of the handover of power fuels political tensions in Argentina

LATIN AMERICA

Juliana Awada, fashion mogul and future first lady of Argentina

The third wife of president-elect Mauricio Macri is a no stranger to the country’s tabloids

LATIN AMERICA

In the midst of crisis, Macri’s slim victory will complicate his mandate

President elect keen to focus on election victory and on the “end of an era” marked by his win

LATIN AMERICA

Half of Latin Americans are poor or at risk of falling into poverty

Around 28% of region’s population already impoverished, while 19% of its workers are poor

LATIN AMERICA

Argentina declassifies Falklands War torture files

The documents confirm that the Argentinean military regularly abused its own soldiers

LATIN AMERICA

Argentinean state celebrates first success in locating “stolen baby”

National Commission for Right to Identity finds 117th missing child from dictatorship

LATIN AMERICA

Maradona to bring seven charges of theft against his ex-wife

Ex-soccer star will take Claudia Villafañe to court after mediation attempts fail

Latin America

Maradona visits Tunisian referee who awarded him 1986 “Hand of God” goal

Argentinian soccer star calls official who oversaw World Cup match his “eternal friend”

Latin America

Government candidate Daniel Scioli wins Argentinean primaries

Contender for President Fernández de Kirchner's FPV party is favorite in October vote But election too close to call after Buenos Aires mayor finishes seven points behind

Latin America

Maradona skips court date in embezzlement suit against ex-wife

Soccer star claims the mother of his two daughters stole €7.5 million of his fortune

Latin America

Live sex show at Buenos Aires university sparks scandal

School authorities investigating why ‘post-porn’ exhibition was held in an open public lobby

Latin America

Celebrating king of tango Carlos Gardel, 80 years on from his death

Concerts and exhibitions all over the region will be focusing on the singer’s life and work

PLANETA FUTURO

Latin America’s bothersome garbage

Only half of the people in the region see their trash picked up on a daily basis

Latin America

Kirchnerite candidates triumph in one of Argentina’s poorest provinces

Gubernatorial primaries in Chaco seen as a bellwether for October presidential race

Latin America

Argentina’s other stolen babies

Not all those who were taken from their parents at birth were victims of the military regime

LATIN AMERICA

Discovery of gun registered to Nisman adds to mystery over his death

Argentinean prosecutor borrowed the weapon that killed him, despite already owning one

Latin America

Why Argentina is keeping its drug problems under wraps

Pope Francis has warned about a possible “Mexicanization” of his country

Latin America

Strike paralyzes Argentina four months before presidential primaries

Unions that support government also join work-stoppage over employee taxes

Latin America

Argentinean court upholds dismissal of cover-up charges against president

Two of three judges on appeals panel reject dead prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s complaint

Latin America

UK plan to upgrade Falklands military installations upsets Argentina

London believes there is a “very live threat” of invasion by Buenos Aires

Latin America

Police raid home of computer expert who loaned gun to dead prosecutor

New claims emerge that Alberto Nisman's computer was accessed after his death

Latin America

“Argentinean prosecutor was murdered,” claims his ex-wife

Sandra Arroyo will present evidence showing Alberto Nisman did not commit suicide

Latin America

Tensions heighten in Argentina after presidential inquiry reactivated

New prosecutor decides to maintain Kirchner as official suspect in cover-up case

Latin America

Argentinean prosecutors plan “silent” march to honor dead colleague

Forensic experts discover second DNA sample in Alberto Nisman’s apartment

Latin America

New forensic tests point to suicide in death of Argentinean prosecutor

Ex-top spy and the computer technician who loaned gun to Nisman will both testify