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Stories with place: Argentina
  • Marquez setting pace on march to MotoGP title 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:54 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Marc Marquez safely navigated the first turn of the Grand Prix of the Americas and quickly settled into 21 comfortable laps and his second consecutive victory of 2014.

  • Argentina considers crackdown on street protests 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:04 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's populist government is proposing a crackdown on street protests amid increasing unrest over the souring economy. The new rules dismayed many of its natural allies Thursday, who called it a worrisome retreat after a decade of permissive policing.

  • Argentine zoo shows off white tiger triplets 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:07 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers - Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude.

  • River Plate moves within a point of lead 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:38 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - River Plate defeated Atletico de Rafaela 2-0 on Sunday to move within a point of the lead in Argentina's first division.

  • Argentine club named for Pope Francis opens play 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 6:47 pm
  • LUJAN, Argentina - A new Argentine football team named after Pope Francis and meant to promote nonviolence has played it first official match in a regional league - a 2-2 draw that saw four players sent off.

  • Velez leads Argentine clubs in Copa Libertadores 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:42 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Velez Sarsfield finished with the best record in the group stage of the Copa Libertadores, leading three other Argentine clubs into the second round.

  • Argentina hit by nationwide strike over inflation 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A nationwide strike paralyzed Argentina's economy on Thursday, shutting down air, train and bus traffic, closing businesses and ports and emptying classrooms. The strike also stopped all non-emergency hospital attention, left garbage in emptied streets and complicated many other aspects of life in the South American nation.

  • Nigeria better-placed than ever for a World Cup? 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:09 am
  • Nigeria may be better-placed than ever to go far at the World Cup - if the problems posed by an overbearing football federation stay away.

  • 5 Argentina players to watch at the World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:02 am
  • With a squad packed full of talent from Europe's top clubs, Argentina is certainly one of the title contenders at this year's World Cup.

  • Sabella's mission: Make Messi shine at World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:00 am
  • Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella's challenge at the World Cup is as simple as it is daunting: Make the world's best player play at his best.

  • Top 4 for Portugal, Colombia in FIFA rankings 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:00 am
  • ZURICH - Portugal rises to No. 3 in the latest FIFA rankings and fourth-ranked Colombia now leads the South American nations.

  • Argentina faces Tevez dilemma ahead of World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:59 am
  • Argentina will be heading to the World Cup with the spotlight split between Lionel Messi and a player who's unlikely to make the cut.

  • Argentina is the big favorite in Group F 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:57 am
  • Barring a major upset at the World Cup, Argentina will finish at the top of Group F and let the other three teams compete for second place.

  • Argentine federal police stage major drug raids 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:43 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's government made a huge show of force against drug trafficking on Wednesday, sending more than 3,000 federal agents to raid 82 more "bunkers" in and around the port city of Rosario, where the death toll is soaring from a bloody turf war.

  • Colombia's World Cup hopes hinge on Falcao 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:09 am
  • BOGOTA, Colombia - There is one important question in the minds of Colombian fans as the nation prepares for its first World Cup in 16 years: Will Radamel Falcao be ready to play?

  • Pekerman returns to World Cup with Colombia 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:07 am
  • BOGOTA, Colombia - Jose Pekerman didn't have many friends or supporters in Colombia when he accepted the job as national coach in 2012.

  • Argentine court gives long terms for sex slavery 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:08 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A court in Argentina has handed down tough sentences of 10 to 22 years in prison to 10 defendants accused of kidnapping and forcing into prostitution a young woman whose disappearance raised global awareness about people trafficking.

  • Cue samba: Brazil's World Cup bound to be special 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:26 am
  • Like sunshine and happiness or Lennon and McCartney, football and Brazil go together, each making the other better. So the first World Cup in Brazil in 64 years is bound to be special.

  • Argentine president, godmother to lesbians' baby 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:59 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez has agreed to be the godmother of a lesbian couple's baby in a Roman Catholic cathedral.

  • Argentina: Violent attacks grow after lynching 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:46 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A mob's killing of a man who stole a purse in Argentina has been followed by a string of similar attacks as people take justice into their own hands.

  • Populist Argentine government begins painful cuts 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:58 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's cash-strapped government is cutting utility subsidies and trying to borrow for the first time in years as teachers, public health workers and other former allies take to the streets demanding pay raises to match some of the world's highest inflation.

  • Argentina cricket program targets slum poverty 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 8:17 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Children living in a slum in Argentina's capital are playing cricket as part of an initiative to help them escape poverty and crime.

  • Miami, NY restaurant owner's body found in India 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 4:50 pm
  • MIAMI - The founder of a popular Argentine restaurant in Miami and New York City was found dead in a river in India after jumping in to help a man struggling in the current, according to a statement Saturday from the restaurant group.

  • FIFA, Argentina tax agency to curb transfer scams 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 3:36 pm
  • ZURICH - FIFA is working with Argentina's tax agency to help prevent international player transfer scams that avoid tax payments.

  • Germany to host Argentina after World Cup 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 8:00 am
  • FRANKFURT, Germany - Germany will host Argentina in a friendly after the World Cup.