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Government Announces Cabinet Reshuffle

In a press conference this afternoon, the national Public Communication Secretary, Alfredo Scoccimarro, announced a series of changes in the cabinet.

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Judge Rafecas Rejects AMIA Cover up Case Against President

Federal Judge Daniel Rafecas today dismissed allegations that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attempted to cover-up any Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community centre.

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Amnesty: Argentina’s Progress Stalled in ‘Devastating Year’ for Human Rights

Amnesty: Argentina’s Progress Stalled in ‘Devastating Year’ for Human Rights

According to Amnesty International, 2014 was a ‘devastating year’ for global human rights. But what about in Argentina? Kate Rooney looks at progress in the key areas of abortion, indigenous rights, and torture.

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‘Worst Fire in 100 Years’ Sweeps Through Patagonian Forest

Firefighters and emergency services are battling to control a fire that has consumed thousands of hectares of native forest in the Patagonian province of Chubut.

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18F: Reflections on the March for Nisman

18F: Reflections on the March for Nisman

After joining the ‘silent march’ in memory of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, Indy editor Marc Rogers highlights some of the nuances that add context and perspective to 18F.

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Court Upholds Charges Against Vice-President Boudou

A Federal Court in Buenos Aires yesterday upheld bribery charges against Vice-President Amado Boudou, taking him on step closer to standing trial.

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VIDEO: 18F: Voices from the ‘Silent March’ in Buenos Aires

VIDEO: 18F: Voices from the ‘Silent March’ in Buenos Aires

A month after the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, yesterday tens of thousands took to the streets of Buenos Aires in a Silent March, to demand justice in the investigation into his death.

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Córdoba: Recovery Effort Underway After Deadly Floods

Recovery efforts are underway after deadly floods killed at least seven and damaged around 1,500 homes in the province of Córdoba.

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Prosecutor Seeks Charges for President over AMIA Cover Up

A federal prosecutor has today formally presented charges against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for her role in an alleged plan to divert a criminal investigation into the 1994 AMIA bombing.

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Uruguay: President-Elect Creates Truth Commission

Uruguay’s president-elect Tabaré Vázquez has launched a Truth and Justice Commission to look into crimes committed during the country’s 1973-85 dictatorship.

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