Provinces of Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36832/all en Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Buenos Aires http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/travel-postcard-48-hours-buenos-aires <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexandra Ulmer</p> <p>BUENOS AIRES, March 1 (Reuters) - Not quite Latin America, not quite Europe, Buenos Aires is a delightful blend of old and new. Heavy on nostalgia yet youthful and dynamic, there is rarely a dull moment in the city known as the Paris of the South.</p> <p>Argentina's grass-fed beef is as good as it's supposed to be, especially when washed down with the country's famed Malbec wine. And while dancing the tango might not be for everyone, it's worth getting a feel for the sounds and steps that give Buenos Aires its soul.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/travel-postcard-48-hours-buenos-aires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buenos Aires Entertainment Neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires Politics Provinces of Argentina Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:15:25 +0000 5770689 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina accuses Vale of breach of contract http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130313/argentina-accuses-vale-breach-contract <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Buenos Aires, Mar 13 (EFE).- Argentina's government said Wednesday that Brazilian mining giant Vale's move to halt a giant potash mine project, a decision affecting thousands of workers, amounts to a breach of its concession contract.</p> <p>"The company has violated its commitments to Argentina," Planning Minister Julio de Vido said after Vale's announcement this week of plans to scrap its Rio Colorado project in the western Argentine province of Mendoza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130313/argentina-accuses-vale-breach-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julio de Vido Provinces of Argentina Technology Vale Agencia EFE Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:47:45 +0000 5782626 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope backed canonization process for slain priests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/pope-backed-canonization-process-slain-priests-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Catholic priests and a layman murdered during Argentina's military regime are being considered for sainthood under a process launched by the cardinal who is now Pope Francis, a church leader said Tuesday.</p> <p>The new Argentine-born pontiff gave his support to the canonization process in May 2011 when he was head of the Argentine conference of bishops, opening an investigation into the lives of the three men.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/pope-backed-canonization-process-slain-priests-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enrique Angelelli Jorge Bergoglio Politics Provinces of Argentina Religion Technology AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:15:46 +0000 5788174 at http://www.globalpost.com David Bisbal wants to keep singing "for 40 more years" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130319/david-bisbal-wants-keep-singing-40-more-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Buenos Aires, Mar 19 (EFE).- Spanish singer David Bisbal, who is in Buenos Aires to close out his "Acustico" world tour, said Tuesday that he hopes God gives him the chance to keep singing "for 40 more years."</p> <p>"I have a dream of going to various countries that I haven't visited yet and that God gives me the chance to keep singing for 40 more years," said the artist at a press conference in the Argentine capital, where on Wednesday and Thursday he will offer two concerts to cap off his tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130319/david-bisbal-wants-keep-singing-40-more-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Bisbal David Bisbal Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist Provinces of Argentina Agencia EFE Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:31:26 +0000 5788286 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Messi museum planned in home town of Rosario http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/football-messi-museum-planned-home-town-rosario <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A museum celebrating the exploits of legendary Argentine footballer Lionel Messi is to be built in the Barcelona star's home city of Rosario.</p> <p>City mayor Monica Fein told AFP that Messi memorabilia is to be donated by the player's family.</p> <p>"It will be a sports museum where Lionel Messi will be the central character," Fein said, adding that other Rosario-born luminaries, like Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria, will also be honoured.</p> <p>"I think the Messi museum will be up and running in two years time," predicted Hermes Binner, the former governor of Sante Fe province.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/football-messi-museum-planned-home-town-rosario" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lionel Messi Provinces of Argentina Rosario, Santa Fe Santa Fe Province AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:45:41 +0000 5789251 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina's main airport inaugurates new terminal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130326/argentinas-main-airport-inaugurates-new-terminal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Buenos Aires, Mar 26 (EFE).- Argentina's main international airport on Tuesday officially inaugurated a new terminal that will allow it to double its passenger capacity.</p> <p>The Ezeiza airport's new Terminal B was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez.</p> <p>The new terminal required an investment of 570 million pesos ($111.3 million) on the part of the terminal's operating company, Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, according to a communique issued by the firm.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130326/argentinas-main-airport-inaugurates-new-terminal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buenos Aires Province Ezeiza Provinces of Argentina Agencia EFE Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:47:26 +0000 5794857 at http://www.globalpost.com Giant photo of Pope Francis placed on Buenos Aires building facade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130328/giant-photo-pope-francis-placed-buenos-aires-building-facade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Buenos Aires, Mar 28 (EFE).- The municipal government of this capital on Thursday placed a gigantic photograph of Pope Francis on the facade of one of its buildings in homage to the man who was archbishop of Buenos Aires prior to his March 13 election as pontiff.</p> <p>The image, with the caption "The city celebrates Pope Francis with pride and joy," measures 88 meters wide by 34 meters high (286 x 111 feet).</p> <p>The image, made of cloth, was placed over the facade of the Plata Building near the emblematic Obelisk of Buenos Aires.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130328/giant-photo-pope-francis-placed-buenos-aires-building-facade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buenos Aires Human Interest Jorge Bergoglio Provinces of Argentina Religion Social Issues Agencia EFE Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:00:41 +0000 5796451 at http://www.globalpost.com At least 25 killed in record Argentina downpour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/at-least-25-killed-record-argentina-downpour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 25 people died in flooding in the Argentine city of La Plata as torrential rains fell, the regional governor said Wednesday.</p> <p>The deaths raised to 33 the number of people killed this week following record heavy rain in Argentina.</p> <p>A powerful storm that earlier pummeled Buenos Aires slammed La Plata, located 63 kilometers (40 miles) south of the Argentine capital, overnight Tuesday to Wednesday.</p> <p>"The bodies began to appear as the water subsided," said Governor Daniel Scioli, who announced the death toll.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/at-least-25-killed-record-argentina-downpour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Government Government of Argentina Provinces of Argentina AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:45:27 +0000 5800434 at http://www.globalpost.com Heavy rains leave more than 41 dead in Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/heavy-rains-leave-more-41-dead-argentina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Buenos Aires, Apr 3 (EFE).- The death toll from the heavy rains that have recently fallen on Buenos Aires and nearby parts of the country now stands at 41, Argentine authorities said Wednesday.</p> <p>Thirty-five of the fatalities were registered in heavy flooding in the city of La Plata, Buenos Aires provincial Gov. Daniel Scioli said, stressing the priority of "saving the lives that can be saved."</p> <p>"The priority is human (life), after which the material damage will be evaluated and how those affected can be helped to recover what they've lost," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/heavy-rains-leave-more-41-dead-argentina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daniel Scioli Disaster Government Provinces of Argentina Agencia EFE Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:32:19 +0000 5801096 at http://www.globalpost.com Record floods in Argentina kill 54 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/record-floods-argentina-kill-54 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Massive flooding killed 54 people in and around Buenos Aires, Argentine officials said Wednesday, with most of the victims being found after a second day of record rainfall hit the area.</p> <p>At least 46 people died as flood waters hit the nearby city of La Plata about 60 kilometers (40 miles) south of Buenos Aires, following historic rains that swept through the streets, submerging cars as people cowered on rooftops.</p> <p>"The bodies began to appear as the water subsided," said Governor Daniel Scioli, as officials confirmed the death toll.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/record-floods-argentina-kill-54" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Government La Plata Provinces of Argentina AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:00:05 +0000 5801174 at http://www.globalpost.com Record floods in Argentina kill 54 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/record-floods-argentina-kill-54-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Massive flooding killed 54 people in and around Buenos Aires, Argentine officials said Wednesday, with most of the victims found after a second day of record rainfall hit the area.</p> <p>At least 46 people died as flood waters hit the nearby city of La Plata about 60 kilometers (40 miles) south of the capital, following historic rains that swept through the streets, submerging cars as people cowered on rooftops.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/record-floods-argentina-kill-54-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Disaster Government Provinces of Argentina AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:30:56 +0000 5801216 at http://www.globalpost.com "Tsunami of rain" leaves at least 54 dead in Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/tsunami-rain-leaves-at-least-54-dead-argentina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Buenos Aires, Apr 3 (EFE).- The death toll from the heavy rains that have recently fallen on Buenos Aires and nearby parts of the country now stands at 54, Argentine authorities said Wednesday.</p> <p>The "tsunami of rain," as it has been called, has forced thousands of people to be evacuated and caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/tsunami-rain-leaves-at-least-54-dead-argentina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daniel Scioli Disaster Government Provinces of Argentina Agencia EFE Thu, 04 Apr 2013 00:30:38 +0000 5801242 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina in mourning as floods kill 54, sow chaos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/argentina-mourning-floods-kill-54-sow-chaos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina's government declared three days of national mourning from Wednesday after massive flooding killed 54 people in Buenos Aires and the nearby university city of La Plata.</p> <p>At least 46 people died as flood waters hit La Plata about 60 kilometers (40 miles) south of the capital, following historic rains that swept through the streets, submerging cars as people cowered on rooftops. Most of the victims were found after a second day of record rainfall hit the area.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/argentina-mourning-floods-kill-54-sow-chaos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Disaster Government La Plata Provinces of Argentina AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 04:31:14 +0000 5801315 at http://www.globalpost.com Flood toll mounts in Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/flood-toll-mounts-argentina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The death toll from massive flooding in Argentina has risen to 56, prompting the government to declare three days of national mourning and drawing a message of concern from Pope Francis.</p> <p>Most of the victims were found Wednesday after a second day of record rainfall in Buenos Aires and nearby La Plata, where flooding submerged cars and sent people scrambling to rooftops for safety.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/flood-toll-mounts-argentina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Disaster Government La Plata Provinces of Argentina Religion AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 07:15:35 +0000 5801368 at http://www.globalpost.com Some 20 missing after deadly Argentina flooding http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/some-20-missing-after-deadly-argentina-flooding <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rescuers on Thursday searched for some 20 people still missing in the Argentine city of La Plata after 57 were killed in a violent storm and heavy flooding.</p> <p>Most of the victims were found Wednesday after a second day of record rainfall in Buenos Aires and nearby La Plata, where flooding submerged cars and sent people scrambling to rooftops for safety.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/some-20-missing-after-deadly-argentina-flooding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daniel Scioli La Plata Provinces of Argentina AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:46:01 +0000 5801662 at http://www.globalpost.com