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China invests cash, expertise in Argentine dams, railroad

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- China is entering a politically sensitive partnership with Argentina to build two new giant hydroelectric dams that are set to showcase the Asian country's expertise in a region ripe for more trade with Beijing.

Uruguay president's remark about President Fernandez angers Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, April 5 (UPI) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica was caught unawares by an open microphone referring to his Argentine counterpart as "the old lady."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
By United Press International

Fernandez shakes up Argentine military

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has reshuffled the country's military command, a move seen by critics as indication of continuing tensions between her administration and the defense establishment.

Argentina toughens curbs on news media

BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has brought in new legislation that makes it harder for the country's news media to criticize her administration, critics said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
By United Press International
Chile, Argentina row over past abuses

Chile, Argentina row over past abuses

SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A simmering row over conflicting attitudes to past military abusers of human rights in Chile and Argentina threatens to get out of control.
Thousands mourn Kirchner in Argentina

Thousands mourn Kirchner in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Thousands of people filed past the coffin of former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, who died of a heart attack at age 60, officials said.

Kirchner under fire over $2M deal

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, husband of President Cristina Fernandez, faced renewed criticism Wednesday over a $2 million deal that has drawn charges he took advantage of privileged information soon after the outbreak of the 2008 global financial crisis.
Kirchner resigns as head of Peronist party

Kirchner resigns as head of Peronist party

BUENOS AIRES, June 29 (UPI) -- Nestor Kirchner, the former president of Argentina, resigned Monday as head of the Peronist Party after losing a key congressional election.

Argentine army chief under indictment

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The commander of the army of Argentina has announced his retirement after his indictment on corruption charges in a procurement scandal.

Argentines remember 'Dity War'

BUENOS AIRES, March 24 (UPI) -- Thousands of demonstrators in Buenos Aires and throughout Argentina Monday marked the 32nd anniversary of the coup that introduced military rule.

Venezuelan man pleads guilty in spy case

MIAMI, March 3 (UPI) -- A Venezuelan man pleaded guilty Monday to espionage in a scheme to send $800,000 from the Venezuelan government to Argentina.

Venezuela, Argentina allegedly in cahoots

MIAMI, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Venezuela and Argentina allegedly conspired to hide a scandal involving a suitcase of money sent by Venezuela to an Argentine presidential candidate.

New Argentine president takes office

BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- New Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has pledged to not allow her country's differences with neighboring Uruguay to deepen.

Summit produces deal, rift

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Ibero-American summit in Chile produced both a power transmission deal and widened a rift over a paper mill.

Christina Kirchner claims victory

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Christina Fernandez de Kirchner said she felt "an important responsibility for my gender" as she claimed victory Sunday in Argentina's presidential election.

Kirchner ahead in Argentine election

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was leading late Sunday in the race to replace her husband, Nestor, as president of Argentina.

Analysis: U.K. opens race for Antarctica

BERLIN, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- After Russia sparked a dispute over who has the right to the vast energy fields below the North Pole, Britain is now planning to claim sovereign rights over a remote seabed in Antarctica, a move that may lead to conflicts with Chile and Argentina.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Energy Correspondent

Argentine candidate drops Chile visit

SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Leading Argentine presidential candidate Cristina Kirchner has canceled a scheduled visit to Chile, it was reported Sunday.

Argentine first lady names running mate

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Argentina’s First Lady Christina Fernandez de Kirchner Wednesday chose a running mate for the upcoming presidential election in October.

Analysis: Caracas mulls own 'Halliburton'

MIAMI, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Venezuela is keen on creating its own “Halliburton” to develop the country’s own fields and reduce dependency on foreign firms, Venezuelan oil officials said Tuesday.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Argentina: Economic minister resigns

BUENOS AIRES, July 17 (UPI) -- Argentina's economic minister resigned after she was ordered to testify about $64,000 in cash discovered in a bag in her office.

Argentina revokes general's pardon

BUENOS AIRES, July 13 (UPI) -- Argentina's highest court has revoked the pardon for a former general during the country's military regime known at the "Dirty War."

Kirchner wants wife to succeed him

BUENOS AIRES, July 2 (UPI) -- Argentina President Nestor Kirchner says his wife should take his place as the candidate from the ruling party in October elections.
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