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2nd Man Held in French Tourist Deaths in Argentina

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Argentine authorities are holding a second man for questioning in the murders of two French women who were found shot to death last month in the northern Salta province. Officials Tuesday said the man in custody may have sold a weapon that could have been used in the killings of 23-year-old Moumni Houria and 29-year-old […]

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Suspect Arrested, Released in Argentina Tourist Murders

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Argentina have arrested and released a suspect in connection with the shooting deaths last week of two young French women in northern Salta province. The investigating judge released the suspect due to lack of evidence. Investigators say the man was taken into custody early Monday. He was detained three days after the bodies […]

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Suspect Arrested in Argentina Tourist Murders

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Argentina have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting deaths last week of two young French women in northern Salta province. Investigators say the man, who was identified in the news media as 43-year-old Francisco Ariel Tejada, was taken into custody early Monday. He was detained three days after the bodies of […]

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Buenos Aires Mayor Wins Re-Election

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The mayor of Buenos Aires, Argentina has been re-elected in a runoff, defeating the hand-picked candidate of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. With about 99 percent of the votes counted from Sunday’s election, Mayor Mauricio Macri had 64 percent. Macri is a businessman and former head of a football club. He ran against Senator Daniel […]

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Suspect Arrested in Argentina Tourist Murders

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Argentina have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting deaths last week of two French women in northern Salta province. Investigators say the man was taken into custody early Monday, three days after the women’s bodies were discovered in a tourist area. The suspect’s identity was not made public. News reports say […]

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Argentine Police Investigate Death of French Tourists

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Argentine police are investigating the shooting death of two French tourists. The two female victims, both 30 years old, were found Friday in a tourist area in northern Argentina’s Salta province. Officials told the state-run Telam news agency that one of the women may have been sexually assaulted. A Salta official said the pair were […]

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Argentina Studies Iran Offer on Bombing Anniversary

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Argentina says it will study an offer by Iran to cooperate with the investigation into a 1994 bombing that leveled a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, killing 85 people. Foreign Minister Hector Timerman made the remark Monday on the 17th anniversary of the country’s worst terrorist attack. He was quoted as saying Iran is […]

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Argentine Heirs’ DNA Tests Come Back Negative

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Legal sources in Argentina say DNA taken from the adopted children of one of the country’s richest women does not match blood samples from two families who suspect the siblings were stolen as babies during the country’s so-called “dirty war.” The results come more than a month after a court ordered Felipe and Marcela Noble […]

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Buenos Aires Mayor Faces Run-Off

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The mayor of Buenos Aires, Argentina appears headed for a run-off, after getting the most votes in mayoral elections widely viewed as a test of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s re-election hopes. Official results from Sunday’s vote are not available, but exit polls indicate the incumbent mayor, Mauricio Macri, and Senator Daniel Filmus, the government […]

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Argentine Capital Holds Mayoral Elections

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Residents of Argentina’s capital have gone to the polls in mayoral elections widely viewed as a test of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s re-election hopes. Buenos Aires’ incumbent mayor, Mauricio Macri, is expected to win Sunday’s vote, but fall short of the majority needed to avoid a July 31 runoff. The businessman and former head […]

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