Juan Jose Campanella Wins the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for Argentina
By Mariela Rosario | 03/09/2010 - 08:00

Argentina was victorious at the Oscars as Juan Jose Campanella took home the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film for his crime thriller El Secreto de Sus Ojos (The Secret of Their Eyes). The film starred one of the country's most illustrious stars, Ricardo Darín, as a federal police agent obsessed with a the rape and murder of a young woman that he investigated 30 years prior.


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International Manhunt For Colombian Lingerie Model Turned Drug Gang Leader
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/25/2010 - 09:54

Police believe that a former lingerie model is the leader of one the world’s largest drug gangs. An international arrest warrant is reportedly in affect for Angie Sanselmente Valencia, 30, who recruited gorgeous models she described as “unsuspicious, beautiful angels” to traffic drugs from South America through Cancun, Mexico and into Europe. The women were paid around five thousand dollars for each trip they made and reportedly one model boarded a plane every 24 hours.


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Over 200,000 Fish Found Dead in Argentine Lake
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/18/2010 - 09:00

How’s this for bizarre news: more than 200,000 fish were found dead last week in a lake in Northern Argentina. Environmental officials are still figuring out what caused the mass deaths in Lake Ipizca located 621 miles northeast of Buenos Aires.


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Over 14,000 of Eva & Juan Perón's Items up for Auction
By Mariela Rosario | 02/16/2010 - 17:00

Former President Juan Perón and his wife Evita are Argentina's most enduring and beloved political figures. Now, they have found a way to give back to the people closest to their hearts from beyond the grave through the sale of over 14,000 artifacts collected from the Perón family estate.


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Argentinean President Cristina Fernández Says Pork Better than Viagra for Sex
By Mariela Rosario | 01/29/2010 - 14:10

We all know that Argentina is famous for its meat, and we're not just talking beefcakes like Nacho Figueras (though thank you Argentina, for Nacho, too). The South American country is the world's third largest producer of red meat, but in recent years the government has been promoting pork as an alternative to beef since it costs less to produce and they want to diversify the country's meat production.


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Argentina Halts South America’s First Gay Marriage
By Dorkys Ramos | 12/01/2009 - 17:00

Well so much for progress. What would’ve been South America’s first gay marriage was halted last night after an Argentine judge issued an order blocking today’s ceremony, The NY Times reports. Jose Maria Di Bello and Alex Freyre still planned to go to the civil registry in the hopes that they’ll be able to tie the knot anyway.


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Argentine Singer Mercedes Sosa, "Voice of Latin America," Dies at 74
By Mariela Rosario | 10/05/2009 - 10:37

Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa—known as the Voice of Latin America because of her proclivity to sing about social justice—died on Sunday at the age of 74. An official announcement posted to her website said, "On this day, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, we must inform you that Mrs. Mercedes Sosa, one of the greatest artists of Latin American popular music, has left us."


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Governor Mark Sanford Admits Affair with Woman from Argentina
By Samantha Leal | 06/24/2009 - 17:20

Mysteriously disappearing for six days, South Carolina Republican Governor Mark Sanford returned today—and admitted to having an extramarital affair with a woman from Argentina. News attention came after his wife, Jenny Sanford, admitted to the Associated Press that she didn’t know where her husband was over Father’s Day weekend. In a news conference upon his return, Sanford admits that he was unfaithful, and that this relationship developed from a friendship over email into something “much more” starting about a year ago.


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Dengue Fever Epidemic Spreads Across South America
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 05/18/2009 - 13:15

Hundreds of thousands of people have been sickened by dengue fever in South America this year, and more than 70 have died, the Miami Herald reports. "This is the largest epidemic in many years," said Dr. Eddy Martinez, the director of epidemiology for Bolivia's Ministry of Health in the capital city of La Paz.


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Tom Cruise Confuses Portuguese for Spanish, Brazil for Argentina
By Monica Herrera | 02/05/2009 - 09:46

Tom Cruise can't tell his Latin American countries (or languages) apart. The star recently touched down in Brazil with Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise for a five-day press junket to promote his new movie, Valkyrie, and while journalists were wowed by Katie's stylish outfits and Tom's ripped abs, they didn't hesitate to hang Tom out to dry after he made a few cultural slip-ups.


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