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Senate Approves Reforms to Criminal Procedure Code

The bill to modify the Criminal Procedure Code was passed by the Senate last night, by 39 votes to 24. It is yet to be approved by the Lower House.

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Police Raid Football Clubs Over Corruption Claims

Twenty-five first and second division teams were raided by the Federal Police in Buenos Aires, Santa Fé, Córdoba, San Juan, and Mendoza.

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Twenty-Five Injured After Small Fire on Mitre Train Line

At least 25 people suffered injuries – including some with compound fractures – after a small fire broke out on a train on the Mitre commuter line.

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Mapuche Community Given ‘Benetton Land’ Titles

The National Institute for Indigenous Affairs has formally recognised the Santa Rosa Leleque Mapuche community’s ownership of 535 hectares in Chubut, Patagonia. The terrain is part of 900,000 hectares that were sold to the Benetton corporation in 1991.

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Trial over Villa Moreno Massacre Begins in Rosario

This morning at 9.30am began the trial for the murder of three young people in Villa Moreno, Rosario, in 2012. Four people have been prosecuted.

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AFIP Leads Series of Raids as Crackdown Intensifies

Tax office AFIP today led coordinated raids in 71 different addresses in the city and province of Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and Córdoba, as part of an investigation into irregular financial and currency dealings.

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Seven Officers Charged Over Shooting of Nine-Year-Old Boy

Seven coastguard officers have been charged for failing to act during a prolonged shoot out between drug gangs that ended the life of nine-year-old Kevin Molina last year.

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Government Tightens Border Controls for ‘False Tourists’

The Immigration Department has established new border controls to determine whether foreign citizens who enter Argentina should really be classified as tourists.

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Journalist Prosecuted for Colluding with Dictatorship

Agustín Bottinelli, the former director of Para Ti magazine, is to be prosecuted for duress for publishing a false interview with Thelma Jara de Cabezas during Argentina’s 1976-83 dictatorship.

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Cristian Ferreyra Murder Trial Begins in Santiago del Estero

The trial of seven accused of being involved in the murder of peasant farmer Cristian Ferreyra in 2011 began today in Monte Quemado, Santiago del Estero.

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