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A stiff sentence for a war criminal

 Top News: Argentina’s war crimes tribunal gave a 25 year sentence — one of its longest to date — to General Reynaldo Benito Bignone, 82, who served as the last president during Argentina’s 1976-1983 Dirty War.

Essay: A mother lands in the US

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The night before I moved to Argentina, my mother had a party. The party wasn't for me, but it ended up being a great chance to talk to her. Not about dad, my sister, the house or the dog. But for once, about her. She told me the story about how she first moved to the United States.

On Location: Argentina — Troubled waters

Argentina: haven for independent films

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — At 72 years old, Rafael Filippelli says he likes to make the kind of films that young directors make — bold artistic films for his friends. "And since I don't have many friends," said the jovial Argentine director, "not many people like my films."

List of 2010 earthquakes

A list of earthquakes so far this year. Data: U.S. Geological Survey. Location: Southern Qinghai, China Magnitude: 6.9 Date: April 13, 2010 Location: Spain Magnitude: 6.3 Date: April 11, 2010 Location: Solomon Islands Magnitude: 6.8 Date: April 11, 2010 Location: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Magnitude: 7.7 Date: April 6, 2010 Location: Baja California, Mexico Magnitude: 7.2 Date: April 4, 2010

On Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina — Carnivore politics

For soldiers, a protest camp and a second home

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Ruben Dario Gonzales wears a red beret and a giddy grin as he reaches into the refrigerator. He unwraps a homemade chocolate cake, but this isn’t his home — it’s a protest camp. There are beds, a small dining mess, a kitchen and even electricity, all in the middle of the Plaza de Mayo, the historic plaza and political nerve of Buenos Aires.

Will the Falkland Islands come between the UK and US?

LONDON, United Kingdom — The “special relationship” between Britain and the United States has come under scrutiny here recently because of differences of opinion between the allies about a windswept archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean claimed by both Britain and Argentina.

Andean pass opens between Chile and Argentina

Bulldozers have now cleared the main highway linking the Chilean capital city of Santiago and the Argentine city of Mendoza, allowing much needed aid to flow into the country. Up to 1,000 Chilean passengers on flights bound to Santiago that were diverted to Argentina over the weekend are now being bussed overland to Chile from Mendoza.
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