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In this Monday Jan. 13, 2020 photo, Asian elephant Mara sticks her trunk through the bars of her enclosure at the former city zoo now known as Ecopark in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mara will leave her enclosure and be moved to a special sanctuary in Brazil, but before her trip to the neighboring country expected to take place in March, the 55-year-old is undergoing a training process to prepare her for confinement during the 2,500 kilometers road trip, that will last two or three days. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)

Mara the elephant to leave Argentina for Brazil sanctuary

Jan. 17, 2020 12:09 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mara listens to her trainer say “up, down, blow,” obediently raising her trunk so a saline solution can be introduced, then lowering it and expelling the liquid into a bag for analysis. She gets a piece of fruit as a reward. The Asian elephant is being prepared...

FILE - This 1995 file photo shows Moshen Rabbani, former cultural attache in the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rabbani, accused of involvement in the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina, made comments in an interview to Argentine Radio 10 on Jan. 10, 2020 that are unlikely to clear up the circumstances surrounding the 2015 shooting death of Alberto Nisman, but fed renewed fascination with a case that was scrutinized in a recently released Netflix documentary. (AP Photo/La Nacion, File)

Iranian accused in 1994 Argentina bombing steps into debate

Jan. 10, 2020 2:21 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Iranian accused of involvement in the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina has added to speculation over the mysterious death of a prosecutor who investigated the attack. The comments by Moshen Rabbani in an interview with Argentine Radio 10 on Friday were...

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales pumps his fist after a press conference at the journalists club in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Morales went into exile in Mexico after he was prodded by police and the military, forcing him to resigned on Nov. 10, after he claimed victory in an election that international observers invited in by the government said was marred by numerous irregularities. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Former Bolivian leader Morales moves to Argentina

Dec. 18, 2019 12:07 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has flown to Argentina, where the new center-left government said Thursday that it had granted him political asylum. “I've come to Argentina to keep fighting for the most humble people,” Morales said on Twitter. “I feel strong...

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales gives a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Morales flew to Argentina, where the new center-left government said on Dec. 12 that it had granted him political asylum. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

With eye on Bolivia vote, Evo Morales sets up Argentina base

Dec. 17, 2019 1:36 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Evo Morales is stepping up his efforts to shape Bolivian politics after his resignation from the presidency, even though he could face prosecution if he returns to Bolivia from exile. Morales said Tuesday in Argentina, where he is based, that he would campaign for the...

Former Argentine cop extradited from France for killing

Dec. 16, 2019 2:48 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A former Argentine police officer on Monday arrived in Buenos Aires after being extradited from France to face trial for a murder that occurred during the military dictatorship in Argentina that ended in 1983. The extradition of Mario Sandoval was the result of diplomatic...

A police officer stands in front of the Faena Art Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, hours after assailants trying to rob two British tourists shot and killed one of them and wounded the other, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Police in Argentina arrest 4 in killing of British tourist

Dec. 16, 2019 12:53 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Police in Argentina have arrested four men suspected in the killing of a British tourist who was shot during a robbery attempt, authorities said Monday. Authorities were searching for a fifth suspect in the murder of Briton Matthew Charles Gibbard in Buenos Aires on Saturday,...

A police officer stands in front of the Faena Art Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, hours after assailants trying to rob two British tourists shot and killed one of them and wounded the other, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Argentina: British tourist killed in mugging attempt

Dec. 14, 2019 7:12 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Assailants shot two British tourists while trying to rob them in Argentina's capital Saturday, killing one and seriously injuring the other, authorities said Saturday. The attack occurred as the tourists approached a luxury hotel in the Puerto Madero area of Buenos Aires,...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro flashes a thumbs up as he greets supporters after attending a Changing of the Guard at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire after Trump slaps tariffs

Dec. 2, 2019 4:27 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s U.S.-focused foreign policy efforts suffered a severe setback on Monday when his American counterpart Donald Trump pledged to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum on the South American nation. Trump initially leveled the threat by Twitter while...

Argentine bishop blasts prosecutors for seeking arrest order

Nov. 21, 2019 11:27 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The spokesman for an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis who has been accused of sex abuse criticized Argentine prosecutors for requesting an arrest order, saying the release of information in the case hurt his image and his presumption of innocence. Spokesman Javier Belda...

In this Nov. 19, 2019 photo, Paul Byrne poses for a photo at The Associated Press office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Associated Press has named Byrne as its news director for southern South America. Based in Buenos Aires, Byrne will lead coverage in text, photos and video for Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia, a diverse territory where economic potential collides with deep-rooted poverty, defining the challenges and opportunities facing Latin America. (AP Photo/Leo Lavalle)

AP names Byrne news director for southern South America

Nov. 21, 2019 9:41 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Paul Byrne, a seasoned video journalist who has led all-format reporting on clergy sex abuse and economic tumult in Argentina, the unrest in Chile and Bolivia and other major stories, has been named by The Associated Press as its news director for South America’s Southern Cone...