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Argentina's former president charged with corruption

The former president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has been charged with corruption in the awarding of public construction contracts.

Justin Bieber charged with assault and robbery in Argentina

Argentina has filed assault and robbery charges against pop singer Justin Bieber in connection with a 2013 incident, the authorities confirmed to dpa on Thursday.

Mexico pledges ongoing friendship with the US after Trump victory

In the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election, Mexico's leaders on Wednesday reaffirmed their country's partnership with its neighbour to the North.

30-ton meteor discovered in Argentina at ancient meteor shower site

A 30-ton meteor - believed to be the world's second largest - was discovered in northern Argentina, a news report said Monday.

Tens of thousands in Argentina protest against economic policies

Tens of thousands of people marched on the Argentine capital Buenos Aires Friday to protest the economic policies of the conservative government and demand higher wages in line with runaway inflation, according to local media reports.

Kidnapped son of top Mexican cartel boss "El Chapo" set free

The kidnapped son of Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been set free, according to a media report.

Messi changes mind, will play again for Argentina

Superstar footballer Lionel Messi has changed his mind and will return to play for the Argentinian national team, various reports said Friday.

"New" dinosaur discovery surprises researchers in Argentina

What is six meters long, carnivorous, and roamed the South American region of Patagonia 90 million years ago, unknown before now? Researchers in Argentina on Wednesday announced the answer: a new dinosaur.

35,000 Venezuelans cross border to buy goods, medicine in Colombia

The border between economically crippled Venezuela and Colombia was opened Sunday for the first time in 11 months, and more than 35,000 Venezuelans crossed into the neighbouring country to buy groceries and medicine.

Blatter: "I continue being president of FIFA"

Joseph Blatter believes he remains technically president of FIFA despite having been suspended from all activities related to football and replaced by the international football organization's ethics committee in December.

Seven die in severe weather in Uruguay; thousands left homeless

Violent storms have claimed seven lives and caused severe devastation in Uruguay, local media reported Sunday.

Bus driver in Brazil loses control after being shot - 9 dead

Nine people died and 20 were injured when a bus driver crashed into a tree in Brazil on Saturday.

UN report reopens old wounds over Falklands in Argentina, Britain

A UN report saying that the Falkland Islands lie within Argentina's maritime territory reopened old wounds in Britain and the South American nation as British Premier David Cameron dismissed the findings on Tuesday.

US, Argentina leaders hail "new beginning" after difficult past

Visiting US President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he hoped to rebuild the trust with Argentina that was lost during a military dictatorship 40 years ago, and that human rights and foreign investment would anchor future ties.

China has "serious concerns" over Argentina sinking Chinese trawler

China said it has "serious concerns" about an incident during which the Argentinian coastguard sank a Chinese trawler illegally fishing in its waters, reports said Wednesday.

Another fatal accident involving a car from Dakar Rally

A person has died following a collision of vehicles including a car from the Dakar Rally in Argentina on Tuesday.

Argentina seeks negotiations with Britain over disputed Falklands

"Argentina underscores its desire for a peaceful solution to the conflict and invites Great Britain to resume talks," the Foreign Ministry in Buenos Aires said to mark 183 years of British control of the islands.

Weather causes cancellation of Dakar Rally stage one

Stage one of the Dakar Rally 2016 in Argentina was cancelled Sunday as bad weather prevented safety helicopters taking to the air, organizers said.

Accident during prologue for Dakar Rally; 13 spectators injured

Thirteen spectators were injured Saturday during the prologue for the Dakar Rally 2016 in Buenos Aires when one of the cars drove into a group of fans along the race course.