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President Presents Bill to Pay Bondholders Under Local Law

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has announced plans for a debt swap to bring its dollar bonds under domestic law and circumvent the US court ruling preventing credit payments.

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Wichi Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike in Formosa Jail

Four Wichi brothers, who have been imprisoned in Formosa since the end of July, began a hunger strike on Friday demanding their rights be met and they be freed from prison.

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Government Sues Company Under Anti-Terrorism Law

In a televised speech last night, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the government sued printing company Donnelley, which filed for bankruptcy on Friday, under the anti-terrorism law.

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Hundreds Protest Closure of Buenos Aires Cultural Spaces

Under the slogan “Culture is not for Closure”, dozens of artists, organisations, and cultural spaces protested in front of the Buenos Aires city government’s Ministry of Culture on Av. de Mayo yesterday evening.

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Swiss Man Arrested after Freeing Birds from Santiago del Estero Zoo

A Swiss man has been arrested after freeing all of the birds from the San Francisco de Asís zoo in Santiago del Estero, which was due to be shut down.

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Bolivia Deports Argentine Ex-Officer Wanted for Human Rights Crimes

The Bolivian government has extradited Argentine ex-military officer Jorge Horacio Páez Senestrari, wanted for crimes against humanity during the 1976-83 dictatorship.

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Argentina Goes to The Hague over Vulture Funds

Argentina has presented documentations to the ICJ in the Hague, petitioning that a case be opened against the US for its handling of the vulture funds case.

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Estela de Carlotto’s Grandson Found

Estela de Carlotto’s Grandson Found

After a 35-year search, the head of Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, Estela de Carlotto, found her grandson, whose mother had been killed by the dictatorship.

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Buenos Aires Teachers’ Strike Enters Second Day

Teachers in Buenos Aires province entered the second day of a 48-hour strike that began with the new school term.

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Argentina in Default: Government Announces Legal Actions

Days after the 30th July deadline to pay bondholders expired without an agreement that would lift the legal block on its payment, the Argentine government said it would take fresh action against vulture funds.

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In the week that Estela de Carlotto, president of the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, found her grandson, ending a 36-year search, we revisit Vicky Gashe's 2010 article on the human rights organisation.

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