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Argentina: Third person arrested in VP assassination attempt

Sep. 13, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A third person has been arrested as part of the investigation into the assassination attempt on Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández — a move that suggests the incident could have involved a network of people. Agustina Díaz, who appears to...

Judge indicts 19 in yoga sect that used sex to lure powerful

Sep. 08, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — A judge in Argentina indicted 19 people on Thursday for their alleged involvement in a yoga school in Buenos Aires that operated like a sect and coerced female members to have sex with rich and powerful men in order to obtain money and other benefits. Judge...

Police detain partner of Argentina attack suspect

Sep. 05, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The partner of a man suspected of trying to assassinate Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been arrested by police as investigators tried Monday to determine if the attacker was part of a wider plot. Brenda Uliarte, the...

John Paul I, briefly serving, 'smiling" pope, is beatified

Sep. 04, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified one of his predecessors, John Paul I, a briefly serving pontiff who distinguished himself with his humility and cheerfulness, and whose abrupt death in his bedroom in 1978 shocked the world and fueled suspicions for years about his demise. ...

Attack raises doubts about Argentine VP's security protocols

Sep. 03, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Every day for the past two weeks, the routine was the same: Argentina’s powerful Vice President Cristina Fernández was met by a crowd of feverish supporters who wanted to touch their leader. And every day she obliged and approached them. But on...

Apparent assassination attempt against VP roils Argentina

Sep. 02, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — As Argentina’s powerful Vice President Cristina Fernández stepped from her car outside her apartment building and began shaking hands with a throng of well-wishers, a man pushed forward with a gun, pointed it just inches from her face and pulled the trigger with...

Yoga sect allegedly exploited women to lure men like Domingo

Sep. 02, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — An Argentina-based yoga group sexually exploited vulnerable women it called “geishas” to get money and influence from wealthy and powerful men around the world, including opera star Placido Domingo, who knew the organization’s leaders for more than two decades, according...

Argentine president says man tried to shoot vice president

Sep. 02, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A man was detained Thursday night after he aimed a handgun at point-blank range toward Argentina's politically powerful Vice President Cristina Fernández, and President Alberto Fernández said the assassination attempt failed because the gun did not fire. ...

Argentina president accused of threatening prosecutor

Aug. 25, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Alberto Fernández was engulfed in controversy Thursday after saying he hoped the prosecutor leading a corruption trial against Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner does not kill himself like, he claims, another prosecutor did after pressing...

Placido Domingo's name comes up in Argentina sex sect probe

Aug. 22, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo's name has appeared in an investigation of a sect-like organization in Argentina that also had U.S. offices and whose leaders have been charged with crimes, including sexual exploitation. Domingo, the Spanish opera singer...