Latest Argentina News

Argentine actor in anti-sex abuse video accused of rape

Dec. 12, 2018 5:38 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine television actor who participated in a video asking women to denounce sexual assaults is himself being accused of rape. Actress Thelma Fardin accused Juan Darthes on Tuesday night of raping her in 2009 when she was 16 and he was 45. She spoke during a news...

Hues and cries: The colors of protests around the world

Dec. 12, 2018 9:55 AM EST

When you're an activist seeking a way to convey a complex message in a complicated world, you need a hook — something that can command attention across cultures in a memorable and visually arresting way. So what's more elemental than associating yourself with a specific color? Just as recent demonstrations...

Ex-Argentina VP Boudou released from prison despite sentence

Dec. 11, 2018 5:15 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou was released from prison under bail Tuesday while he appeals a corruption conviction. Boudou was freed four months after a court sentenced him to five years and 10 months in prison for bribery and conducting business incompatible...

Former Ford Argentina executives sentenced in torture cases

Dec. 11, 2018 3:46 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court on Tuesday sentenced two former Ford Motor Co. executives to prison for helping agents of the country's former dictatorship round up 24 Argentine union workers who were tortured and held in military jails. The courtroom was crowded with some of the victims...

Podcast: sports worth watching on TV; the Copa Libertadores

Dec. 11, 2018 2:21 PM EST

PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg debate what sports to watch and how to count real fans, then tell the cautionary tale of a game that became too popular and partisan for its own good. That game — the Copa Libertadores, arguably South America's prestigious soccer championship —...

SAmerican soccer still wary after successful final in Madrid

Dec. 10, 2018 7:44 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Copa Libertadores finally came to a conclusion, without incident. River Plate fans peacefully celebrated the team's triumph over Boca Juniors as the city of Madrid showed it is possible to successfully organize the high-profile game between two of the South American continent's fiercest...

Pope cites the 'disappeared' among those deprived of rights

Dec. 10, 2018 6:31 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday lamented that the poor, the unborn, those imprisoned and those who have been forcibly "disappeared" do not enjoy the same human rights protections as the wealthy. Francis marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a message read at the...

Copa Libertadores saga ends as River Plate wins in Madrid

Dec. 9, 2018 7:54 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Madrid turned into Buenos Aires for a night Sunday, with tens of thousands of Argentine fans transforming Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu into a stadium of their own. River Plate fans were the only ones celebrating in the end, both at home and in Spain, after the historic victory over fierce...

Thousands of Boca and River fans set for Copa final in Spain

Dec. 8, 2018 4:08 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of Boca Juniors fans gathered outside their team's hotel in Madrid on Saturday, chanting "It doesn't matter where you play, we will always follow you." A few hours later, thousands of River fans packed the iconic Plaza del Sol in the heart of the Spanish capital, one day before the...

The Latest: Huawei awaits 'right conclusion' in CFO's arrest

Dec. 7, 2018 11:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of an executive of Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei says it has "every confidence that the Canadian and U.S. legal systems will reach the right conclusion" over the arrest of...