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City of Chivilcoy Bans Beauty Pageants

The Chivilcoy City Council has banned beauty pageants, after considering they are “sexist”.

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New National Park Created in Santa Cruz

Congress passed a bill yesterday creating Argentina’s newest national park in the southern province of Santa Cruz.

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Government Announces Cabinet Shuffle

Public communications secretary, Alfredo Scoccimarro, has announced changes in the cabinet following the resignation of Intelligence Chief Héctor Icazuriaga.

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Vice-President Boudou to Stand Trial

A judge has announced that vice-president Amado Boudou will stand trial for allegedly using fake and forged documents to register a car in his name.

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NGOs Demand Improved Access to Non-Punishable Abortion

NGOs and human rights groups have filed a legal suit against the state to demand that all public hospitals put up signs that clearly explain the conditions in which women can seek a non-punishable abortion.

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Landowner Acquitted in Cristian Ferreyra Case

Jorge Ciccioli, a landowner accused of masterminding the murder of indigenous farmer Cristian Ferreyra in 2011 was acquitted this morning.

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Congress Approves New Criminal Procedure Code

Legislators in the lower house of Congress approved changes to the Criminal Procedure Code after a lengthy debate last night.

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Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo Announce Recovery of 116th Grandchild

The head of the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, Estela de Carlotto, announced yesterday the recovery of the 116th grandchild abducted during Argentina’s last military dictatorship.

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Judges Give Long Prison Sentences in Villa Moreno Massacre Trial

Four men were found guilty of perpetrating the so-called Villa Moreno Massacre and sentenced to long prison terms by a court in Rosario today.

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Uproar over Photo Showing Chubut Mining Lobby

Chubut lawmaker Gustavo Muñiz has been criticised after the release of a picture that showed him exchanging messages with a representative from a mining corporation as the provincial legislature was analysing a mining bill.

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