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Salta, Argentina: Legislators Seek Resignation of Mayor Involved in Human Trafficking Case

On August 16, 2013 Poder Local Noticias reported that several provincial legislators are seeking the resignation of the mayor of the town of Salvador Mazza, Carlos Villalba, who is caught up in a local human trafficking case. The president of the House of Representatives, Manuel Santiago, requested the mayor to submit his resignation after he was arrested at a brothel during one of seven anti-trafficking raids conducted yesterday by the Federal Administration of Public Revenue (AFIP). It was later reported that following his arrest, Mayor Carlos Villalba provided a “series of bizarre explanations” concerning what had transpired. Read Article

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Salta, Argentina: 64 Female Trafficking Victims Rescued

On August 15, 2013 Emol Noticias reported the rescue of 64 women from a human trafficking network following police raids on several nightclubs in Salta. During the police operation, which took place in various parts of the city, authorities arrested nine suspects including the mayor of Salvador Mazza, Carlos Villalba. Villalba and the other suspects […]

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El Hoyo, Argentina: Authorities Unable to Confirm if Trafficking Behind Recent Kidnapping

On August 15, 2013 Ruta 40 Noticias reported that after two women and two children were rescued during a recent police raid on a house in the town of El Hoyo, authorities were initially led to believe it was a possible case of human trafficking. However, authorities are now lacking the evidence to determine whether […]

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Puerto Deseado, Argentina: Possible Human Trafficking Case Detected

On August 14, 2013 Tiempo Sur Noticias reported a possible case involving human trafficking in Puerto Deseado, Argentina. So far not much is known concerning the case, as the complaint was made recently through an anonymous call to the Interior Ministry’s office. However, it is known that the victim is a 19-year-old female from the […]

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60 Trafficking Victims Rescued in San Luis, Córdoba and Tucumán, Argentina

On August 14, 2013 Notiamérica Noticias reported the rescue of 60 trafficking victims during a series of police operation in the provinces of San Luis, Córdoba and Tucumán. The first operation took place at a potato farm in San Luis where police rescued 13 victims of labor exploitation. Police then rescued 45 people in Malvinas […]

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El Hoyo, Argentina: Police Investigate Kidnapping Suspect for Human Trafficking

On August 12, 2013 El Bolson Noticias reported that police in El Hoyo are investigating a recent missing persons case to determine whether human trafficking was involved. The case began when two children, aged 2 and 3 respectively, were rescued on July 27 along with their mother and aunt from the house where they were […]

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General Güemes, Argentina: Police Rescue Child Sex Trafficking Victim, Arrest Traffickers

On August 10, 2013 La Nación reported the rescue of a 15-year-old sex trafficking victim in the town of General Güemes, 50 miles north of Salta. During the operation, police also arrested two men suspected of sex trafficking and pimping, a Bolivian and a man from the province of Chaco. They are accused of forcing […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: Textile Mill Owner Arrested for Labor Trafficking

On August 8, 2013 26 Noticias reported the arrest of a textile mill owner on charges of labor trafficking. The suspect, a Bolivian male, was arrested after the Federal Public Revenue Administration (AFIP) reported four children and six adults were working illegally at the textile mill. The agency also found that employees were forced to […]

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General Pico, Argentina: 3 Bar Owners Arrested for Sex Trafficking

On August 8, 2013 InfoPico Noticias reported the arrest of three bar owners on charges of human trafficking, including Ernesto Viani, owner of the “El Tío” bar, Nuris Carballow, owner of the “El Bastión” bar, and Aríel Martinez, owner of several cabarets. During a raid on the “El Tío” bar, police rescued six women who […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sex Trafficking Case Reopened Against Ex-Intelligence Agent

On August 6, 2013 La Prensa Noticias reported that the Federal Justice has reopened the criminal case against former Ministry of Intelligence agent Raúl Martins, accused of sexual exploitation of women including pimping and sex trafficking. Martins was originally denounced to police by his daughter, Lorena Martins. However, after the court originally closed the case […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: Police Dismantle Sex Trafficking Operation, Rescue 8 Victims

On August 5, 2013 Noticias Gendu reported that police in Buenos Aires have conducted three simultaneous raids on a suspected sex trafficking gang. As a result of the raids, police effectively dismantled the gang and rescued eight female victims. One of the places raided was a 24 hour brothel located in the Liniers neighborhood. There […]

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Córdoba, Argentina: Two Female Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued

On August 4, 2013 Primera Fuente Noticias reported the rescue of two women who had been sexually exploited in Córdoba. Police also apprehended a 56-year-old male suspected of renting the house where the victims were held captive and of forcing them into prostitution. During the police raid on the house, police also found a .32 […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: Police Arrest Couple for Human Trafficking

On July 31, 2013 Nuevo Diario Noticias reported the arrest of Daniel Soriano and his partner María Ester Yancarelli on charges of human trafficking. The arrests occurred following inspections on their farms which showed overcrowding, unsafe working and living conditions and unregistered workers, among other infractions. The couple is accused of exploiting the labor of […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sex Workers Protest for Rights

On July 30, 2013 Diario Inédito Noticias reported a recent protest by females members of the Association of Women Prostitutes (AMMAR) at the Plaza de la República. Around fifty sex workers in the city of Buenos Aires came together to raise awareness about their work, under the slogan “Sex work does not equal trafficking. They […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: Textile Factory Manager Arrested for Human Trafficking

On July 26, 2013 Buenos Aires Ciudad Noticias reported that police have arrested the manager of a textile factory in the Flores district of Buenos Aires on charges of human trafficking. The factory produced clothing for several brands, including Siamo Fuori and Pido Gancho. The manager is accused of holding captive two foreign workers, a […]

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Chaco, Argentina: 3 Arrested for Human Trafficking

On July 27, 2103 El Comercial Noticias reported in Chaco the arrest of a taxi driver and two natives of Formosa, on charges of trafficking a total of 7 individuals originally from China. Marcos Alberto Yulán was arrested this past week at a police checkpoint while attempting to transport four Chinese females. Pedro Vásquez and […]

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Resistencia, Argentina: Translator to Meet with 7 Undocumented Asians Detained

On July 25, 2013 Diario Chaco Noticias reported that a Chinese language translator has been called in so that authorities in Resistencia can question 7 undocumented Asians, three of which were detained following a routine stop at a police checkpoint. The driver was later arrested for violation of the law against Migrant Smuggling and Human […]

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Paraná, Brazil: Police Report Drug and Counterfeit Seizures in Border Regions

On July 24, 2013 ilustrado.com.br reported that within a year the Battalion Border Police in Paraná confiscated about 2 tons of drugs, counterfeit items valued at R$25 million, and more than five thousand packages of smuggled cigarettes valued at R$1.8 million. Many of the seizures have occurred in border areas of Argentina and Paraguay. Commander […]

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Resistencia, Argentina: 4 Asian Trafficking Victims Rescued

On July 24, 2013 Norte de Corrientes Noticias reported that while checking vehicles for proper documentation at a traffic checkpoint, authorities stopped a suspicious vehicle carrying four Asian women. When questioned, the driver told police that he was taking them from a hotel in downtown Resistencia to the Reconquista-Santa Fe terminal. After requesting the four […]

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Bogotá, Colombia: Argentina and Colombia Sign Agreements on Human Trafficking, Extradition

On July 18, 2013 Telesur Noticias reported that the respective presidents of Argentina and Colombia, Cristina Fernández and Juan Manuel Santos, recently met to discuss matters of security, immigration and trade. The purpose of the talks was to continue to strengthen the integration between the two nations. During the bilateral dialogue, the two presidents signed […]

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Jujuy, Argentina: 13 Year Old Sex Trafficking Victim Rescued

On July 18, 2013 La Voz Ciudadanos Noticias reported the rescue of a 13-year-old girl who had been kidnapped by a trafficking network in Jujuy. The victim had been abducted in the city of La Merced this past March along with her older sister, who managed to escape from her captors. Following her escape, the […]

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Córdoba, Argentina: Famed Reporter Rubio Cacho Caught in Sex Trafficking Scandal

On July 19, 2013 Rating Cero Noticias reported that famed journalist Cacho Rubio has been accused of involvement in a sex trafficking network. The scandal broke out following the public release of a 1993 video in which the journalist is shown in a brothel on Calle Artigas. Meanwhile, the Association of Argentine Television and Radio […]

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General Pico, Argentina: 6 Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued

On July 15, 2013 El Transigente Noticias reported that authorities have rescued six victims of a sex trafficking network in the city of General Pico, La Pampa. The victims include 5 Dominican women and one from General Pico who had been forced into prostitution. During the operation, three suspected leaders of the organization were also […]

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Argentina: Authorities Release 30 Colombian Prisoners Accused of Human Trafficking

On July 12, 2013 Día a Día Noticias reported that a group of 30 Colombians who had been arrested for trafficking were released this past Friday morning. The freed suspects have been linked to trafficking fellow compatriots to work in furniture sales jobs. They were arrested on June 13 following a major police operation in […]

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Le Reja, Argentina: Intelligence Officer Killed in Drug Raid

From lainformacion.com on July 10, 2013- According to Argentine media, an Argentine intelligence officer died in an anti-drug operation in the town of La Reja, in the province of Buenos Aires. Members of the Falcon Group of the Buenos Aires police conducted the raid which led to the death of a drug trafficker known as […]

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Limpio, Paraguay: 5 Traffickers with Links to Argentine Drug Ring Detained

From lainformacion.com on July 10, 2013- Agents of Paraguay’s anti-narcotics ministry, Senad, arrested five Paraguayans in the city of Limpio, outside of Asunción,  on charges of drug trafficking. 4.5 tons of marijuana was also seized in the operation. According to the authorities, this group had been operating in Argentina for some time, as their leader […]

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Argentina: Traffickers Operate Freely in Ports, According to Auditor General

From lainformacion.com on July 11, 2013- The Auditor General of Argentina, Leandro Despouy, reported that the Argentine state has deliberately given up control of drug trafficking activity in its airspace and ports, an accusation that the government has denied. Based on a 2011 report from the Auditor General’s Office concerning the deficiencies found in the […]

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Mendoza, Argentina: International Drug Network Disbanded

From Terra on July 9, 2013- Steps that were taken based on a seven month investigation allowed Chilean and Argentine authorities to dismantle an international drug ring that was distributing drugs in Chile. Five people were arrested, including one Argentinean and four Chileans, in relation to a scheme to distribute marijuana from Uruguay, through Mendoza […]

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Carapachay, Argentina: Four Paraguayan Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued

On July 5, 2013 Sitio Andino Noticias reported the rescue of four Paraguayan women, including a 17 year old, from a brothel house in Carapachay. During the raid, the alleged operator of the brothel house, or “privado,” was also arrested on charges of human trafficking. The rescued began following a 911 call from a woman […]

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Florencio Varela, Argentina: Police Rescue Four Girls, Victims of Sex Trafficking

On July 8, 2013 Cuatro Medios Noticias reported the rescue of four Argentinian girls between 13 and 15 years old, who were the victims of human trafficking in the Km 26 neighborhood of Florencio Varela. The police investigation also led to the arrest of a woman and a man, aged 32 and 28 respectively, on […]

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Concordia, Argentina: Police Raid Trafficking Bar

On July 8, 2013 El Entre Ríos Noticias reported that authorities have shut down a bar located on National Route 14, in the municipality of Colonia Yeruá in Concordia. The forced closing occurred following a police raid on suspicion the bar was operating as a trafficking site. The raid was carried out by members of […]

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Santa Fe Province, Argentina: Police Officer Caught Working in Sex Trafficking Network

On July 8, 2013 Redacción Santa Fe Noticias reported that police have uncovered a sex trafficking gang kidnapping women, including minors, in Santa Fe. The victims were then taken to Puerto General San Martín and San Lorenzo, where they were sexually exploited. Police also arrested two women as well as a taxi driver and a […]

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Del Viso, Argentina: Four Trafficking Victims Rescued During Police Raid

On July 6, 2013 Diario Pilar Regional reported the rescue of four adult Paraguayan women, the apparent victims of human trafficking, from an apartment in Del Viso where the women had been held captive. The victims are believed to have been kidnapped after responding to advertisements offering employment opportunities. However, the women later discovered that […]

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Río Turbio, Argentina: Two Arrested for Human Trafficking Following Police Raid

On July 7, 2013 Santa Cruz Digital Noticias reported the arrest of two suspected human traffickers following police raids in Río Turbio. The raids took place at two nightclubs, “La Noche” and “Skorpio,” both located in the town’s commercial district. During the raid on La Noche, police found six women and two children while at […]

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Rosario, Argentina: Mayor Claims Shutting Down Cabarets Won’t Prevent Trafficking Problem

On July 5, 2013 La Capital Noticias reported that Rosario Mayor Mónica Fein confirmed she will veto the recent ordinance passed by the City Council prohibiting cabarets. According to the mayor, the problem of sexual exploitation and trafficking in person is much more complex than preventing said establishments from operating. Fein went on to declare […]

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Tres Arroyos, Argentina: Police Dismantle Human Trafficking Gang

On July 6, 2013 El Ancasti Noticias reported that members of the Federal Police force have dismantled a gang suspected of sexual exploitation in Tres Arroyos. During the operation which included a raid of the nightclub “Coqueta”, three people were arrested and eight victims were rescued. After intensive investigation, Federal Police arrested the owner and […]

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Salta, Argentina: Four Arrested for Child Labor Exploitation

On July 4, 2013 La Voz Noticias reported the arrest of four people in Salta on charges of child labor exploitation and human trafficking. The arrests occurred following an investigation by the Federal Administration of Public Revenue (AFIP). A contractor from the company “El Curaca SA” and one of the four arrested, Héctor Hugo González, […]

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Argentina: New Resolution Grants Unemployment Benefits for Trafficking Victims

On June 2, 2013 Télam Noticias reported a new resolution, signed by the Argentinian Secretary for Employment Enrique Deibe, which will grant relief to trafficking victims in the form of unemployment benefits. Moreover, all personnel involved in procedures relating to the provision of said insurance benefits shall observe confidentiality obligations as set forth by the […]

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Berazategui, Argentina: Police Discover Child Sex Victim While Investigating Labor Exploitation

On June 2, 2013 Diário Popular reported that during the course of investigating labor exploitation at two sites in Berazategui, police discovered a 13 year-old girl who was seven months pregnant and the apparent victim of sexual abuse. The girl was living with her mother, stepfather and brother in a box just five square meters […]

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Rafaela, Argentina: Police Conduct 3 Raids for Suspected Human Trafficking

On June 30, 2013 Sin Mordaza Noticias reported that police from the Human Trafficking Division of Rafaela, Argentina conducted three raids Friday night in the neighborhood Villa Dominga. According to information obtained concerning the case, the raided sites operated brothels where a total of thirteen women between 18-40 years old were exploited for sex labor. […]

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Cordoba, Argentina: Shelter for Trafficking Victims Inaugurated

On June 25, 2013 La Voz reported that Susana Trimarco and the Fundación María de los Ángeles have inaugurated a third shelter in Cordoba, Argentina. The shelter will provide free and comprehensive legal and psychological assistance to victims of human trafficking. Fundación María de los Ángeles became operational in 2007. The house in Cordoba is […]

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Argentina: 4,757 Trafficking Victims Rescued in Past Four Years

On June 24, 2013 El Siglo reported that over the past four years, 4,757 victims of human trafficking, both labor and sexual, were rescued by the Rescue Agency of the Ministry of Justice. In the last three years, there were 76 convictions for the crime of sex trafficking in persons. This information comes from a […]

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Mar del Plata, Argentina: Gang Trafficking Women to Spain Disbanded

On June 20, 2013 Télam reported that authorities have broken up a gang suspected of trafficking women to Spain for the purposes of sexual exploitation. Last November, six women from Mar del Plata traveled to Spain while pursuing a lucrative job offer. Once there, they discovered the real nature of their situation but managed to […]

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Colombian Human Trafficking Network Operating in Argentina Disbanded

On June 13, 2013 El País reported that Argentinian authorities have dismantled a Colombian crime network which had kept 225 Colombians enslaved in Argentina. They had been victims of labor exploitation and were found in furniture workshops in the provinces of Córdoba, Mendoza, Misiones, San Juan, Santa Fe, Jujuy, Salta, Chaco, Tucumán and Buenos Aires. […]

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Koluel Kayke, Argentina: Police Rescue Three Victims of Trafficking and Labor Exploitation

On June 16, 2013 Tiempo Sur reported that officers from the Narcotics and Complex Crimes Division of Santa Cruz have rescued three victims of trafficking and labor exploitation in Koluel Kayke. The three victims, two men and one woman, are all of Bolivian nationality. The rescue occurred during a police raid on at least two […]

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Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina: Police Rescue 7 Females from Sex Trafficking

On June 14, 2013 Télam reported that Argentinian federal police in Comodoro Rivadavia have rescued seven women who had been victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation. The freed women include Dominican, Paraguayan, Bolivian and Argentinian nationals. The victims are currently under the care of the provincial Human Trafficking Office. During the raid, police successfully arrested […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: 189 Kilos of Cocaine Found Under a Bed

From Excelsior on June 13, 2013- Yesterday a total of 189 kilos of cocaine were seized in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The drugs were hidden under a bed and three Bolivian men were arrested. It is estimated that the drugs would be almost a million dollars on the black market, making it one of the […]

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Formosa Argentina: Woman Accused of Forcing 3 Daughters into Prostitution

On May 31, 2013 El Comercial reported the case of a thirty-five year old woman accused of forcing her three daughters into prostitution. The youngest of the victims is less than twelve years old while the other two are fourteen and sixteen, respectively. During this time, the house where they lived was constantly visited by […]

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Argentina: More than 14 Kilos of Drugs Found In Slaughtered Pig

From Ambito on June 5, 2013- Agents of Argentina’s National Gendarme confiscated over 14 kilos of marijuana that was hidden inside a slaughtered pig inside a suitcase on a bus from Misiones to San Justo.  Authorities discovered the drugs at a bus stop in Posadas. In addition to the drugs seized, authorities also arrested a […]

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Argentina: 8 Stand Trial for Labor Exploitation of 57 Bolivians

On June 2, 2013 the Argentinian Judicial Information Center reported that eight individuals will stand trial on charges of labor exploitation. Defendants Juan Carlos Quispe, Wilma Chacolla Marca, Valentín Mamani Lecoña, Graciela Choquetarqui Marca and Virginia Mamani Lecoña are accused of trafficking, forced servitude and maintaining illegal immigrants. Efraín Serrano Mamani, Santos Álcon Huanacuni, Agustín […]

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Argentina, Chile: Volcano Red Alert

Bbc.co.uk reported that Chile and Argentina have ordered the evacuation of some 3,000 people living near the Copahue volcano in the south of their shared border. The authorities in both countries issued a red alert – the highest possible – saying the Chilean volcano could erupt imminently. The 2,965m (nearly 10,000ft) volcano – which sits […]

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Argentina: Operation “White Paradise” Leads to 4 Arrests and Seizure of 20 Kilos of Drugs

From El Patagonico on May 24, 2013- Federal judge, Eva Parcio, revealed the cause of Operation “White Paradise” that occurred on May 13 in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina. Parcio confirmed that three of the four men who had been arrested were prosecuted for possession of drugs for marketing purposes. During the operation 18 kilos of cocaine […]

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“Narcoinquilinos”: Traffickers Renting Apartments to Store Drugs in Buenos Aires

From 26noticias.com.ar on May 24, 2013- A type of crime known as “narcoinquilinos” where people rent out apartments to be temporarily used to store drugs, is being increasingly used by drug dealers in Buenos Aires, Argentina according to a Argentinean civil association. Recently, federal judge Daniel Rafecas ordered the arrest of two individuals who were […]

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Drug Dealer Arrested in San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina

From Pregon on May 23, 2013- A 27 year old man was arrested after being caught selling drugs in the Los Ceibos neighborhood of San Salvador de Jujuy. Police noticed the man acting suspiciously and it became apparent that a crime was occurring when the subject ran from the police. After a short chase, police […]

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Raid in Santa Fe, Argentina Results in Seizure of More than 2,000 Kilos of Cocaine

According to El Litoral on May 23, 2013, Argentinean authorities raided a house in the Villa del Parque neighborhood of Santa Fe, Argentina. The raid was the result of several months of investigation and resulted in the seizure of 2,360 kilos of cocaine and 4,420 kilos of marijuana. During the raid, authorities also made two […]

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Argentina: New Evidence in Sex Abuse Case Against Ex-Head of Human Trafficking Division

On May 23, 2013 La Gaceta reported that District Attorney Diego López Ávila called for the prosecution of Commissioner Héctor Pablo Barrionuevo on charges of sexual abuse following evidence of a telephone conversation between the commissioner and one of his accusers. The case goes back to 2011, when the trafficking division raided a house in […]

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Argentina: Woman Accused of Prostitution of a Minor in San Juan

On May 19, 2013 Diario De Cuyo reported the sentencing of a woman in San Juan, Argentina with the crime of prostitution of a minor. The defendant, Veronica Lorena Cisneros, is accused of forcing a 15 year old girl under her care to have sex with strangers for money in Mar del Plata. Following the […]

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Argentina: Announcement of Human Trafficking Conference this June in Neuquén

On May 20, 2013 Rio Negro reported that on June 7-8 of this year, the city of Neuquén, Argentina will host a conference entitled “Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Persons”, the first of its kind within the Patagonian region of Argentina. One of the primary goals of the conference will be to create a map […]

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Man Detained for Marijuana Possession in La Banda, Argentina

According to Nuevo Diario on May 21, 2013, police in La Banda, Argentina detained a man after exhibiting suspicious behavior. Authorities confiscated 8 cigarettes that were filled with marijuana; each cigarette contained 5 grams of the drug. Experts from the Dangerous Drug Division were called upon to confirm that the drug was marijuana. Read Article

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Peru: Japanese tourist dies at Machu Picchu

the tourist Yoichi Noji, 68 years old, died yesterday May 13, 2013, at Machu Picchu. The head of the medical center of San José Clinic Astete Michelle Romero said that the probable cause of death was cardiac arrest. Read Article

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Drug Mule Detained with More than 2 Kilos of Cocaine in Chalicán, Argentina

Drug Mule Detained with More than 2 Kilos of Cocaine in Chalicán, Argentina Nuevo Diario reported on May 20, 2013 that a woman was arrested at a Chalicán bus stop with 2.535 kg of cocaine hidden on her person, after exhibiting suspicious behavior. Members of Squad 53 of the Jujuy Province stopped the bus on […]

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Sarandí, Argentina: 16 Arrested for Drug Sales and Possession of Weapons

Info-region reported on May 16, 2013 that 16 people were arrested in Barrio 7 de Enero in the city of Sarandí in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area. Charges included, selling of drugs, theft, and possession of a military weapon. Authorities seized 9 .32 caliber revolvers, a 9mm pistol, a .45 caliber pistol, and a homemade […]

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Retail firm Ralph Lauren Pays fine for paying bribes in Argentina

The company paid U.S. $ 882,000 to end a civil investigation and criminal justice in the United States, payments of bribes occurred between 2005 and 2009. The clothing retailer Ralph Lauren Corp acknowledged he paid bribes to Argentine officials between 2005 and 2009 to enter their products into the country. The American clothing brand paid […]

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Casa Rosada Buenos Aires: two men set themselves on fire in protest

Two brothers were sprayed with gasoline and tried to ignite to bonzo at the door of Government House this morning. So far unknown identities of the protesters and their purposes. The brothers were aided by the SAME and Argerich were taken to hospital with injured to varying degrees. The protest reminds Tibetan monks who set […]

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Argentina: Millions in ant-government protest

Two million Argentines across the country join the biggest anti-government protest in years Almost two million Argentines marched on Thursday evening across the country’s cities and towns in one of the biggest anti-government protests in years highlighting public anger over a deteriorating economy, corruption, street crime and President Cristina Fernandez efforts to reform the media, […]

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Argentina: used car sales down nearly nine percent, March 2013

The used car sales fell 8.61% in March compared to the same month of 2012, and ended the first quarter with a contraction of 3.56% year on year, reported the Automotive Chamber of Commerce. A total of 141,978 units were sold. However, the used car market in March recorded a rise of 15.73% when compared […]

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Argentines’ upset over call to rename Falkland Islands capital, “Port Margaret”

Argentina reacted with fury last night at calls for the capital of the Falkland Islands to be renamed Port Margaret in honour of its liberator. The country’s foreign minister Héctor Timerman insisted a move to rename Port Stanley, also known simply as Stanley, would be in breach of United Nations resolutions and would not be […]

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Argentina Floods 2013: Over one hundred thousand residents in need of assistance

Most of the people killed by Argentina’s floods were residents of an impoverished neighbourhood in La Plata. Ringelen is one of the poorest in the city – all of the houses in the area were flooded and many residents say they have not received any assistance from the government. They still have no electricity and […]

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Argentina: Victims demanding assistance, mass destruction in La Plata

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Buenos Aires, La Plata Argentina: Over 50 people reported dead in torrential rains and flooding

More than 50 people have died as flooding from days of torrential rains swamped Argentina’s low-lying capital and province of Buenos Aires. At least 46 died yesterday in and around the city of La Plata, Governor Daniel Scioli said. Six deaths were reported a day earlier in the nation’s capital. Many people climbed on to […]

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Heavy rains forecasted in Buenos Aires through April 3, 2013

Today and tomorrow there will be intermittent rainfall, according to the SMN. Thermal marks both days will range between 19 and 24 degrees. Thursday will be cloudy and unstable but not advertised rains. Buenos Aires Buenos Aires and live the last day of the long holiday extended for Easter and the fallen in Malvinas, with […]

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Argentina suspends jetway services for LAN

suspension sleeves The Chilean airline LAN will use in the coming days to Justice to address the sudden suspension of service at airports sleeves of Argentina. The decision was announced to the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio by company sources and confirmed yesterday the NATION by a source close to the airline directory. According to this […]

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Ingeniero Budge Argentina: four tons of marijuana seized

Ingeniero Budge Argentina: The drugs were hidden in a truck carrying wood. There are four detainees. Clarin.com reported that the Buenos Aires police yesterday seized 3700 kilos of marijuana (about four tons) in a shed Engineer Budge, Lomas de Zamora. The cargo was concealed within pine slats to place drug recessed. Authorities estimated that placing […]

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Argentina: two road stops yield seizure of 80 kilos of illegal drugs

tnpress.com.py reported the first procedure was recorded during the last hours, when members of the squad 51 “Resistance” Gendarmerie conducting vehicle checks on National Highway 16, at the height of the bridge General Manuel Belgrano. According to spokesmen reported, the police ordered the driver of a Citroen Berlingo to stop the march, who performed the […]

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Former Argentine dictator believes there may be a people, military revolt

According to mercopress.com, Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, came on stage to once again question the Government of President Cristina Fernandez. In an interview with the Spanish media, the dictator said that in case the Kirchnerites try to “perpetuate in power, the armed and security forces along with the people will prevent it.” “Kirchnerism […]

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HSBC accused of money laundering, tax evasion in Argentina

The British banking giant HSBC has been accused of facilitating money laundering and tax evasion in Argentina. The South American country’s tax chief, Ricardo Echegaray, said HSBC’s Argentina subsidiary created an illegal scheme that helped its clients evade more than $100m (£66m) in taxes. Read Article

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General Campos Argentina:anti-Semitic phrase sent out on municipal tax bills

Clarin.com reported that In General Campos Argentina, municipal tax bills arrived with the words “patriot, kill a Jew”. Wide repudiation. Disbelief first and broad anger are reactions after they have won all General Campos receiving municipal tax ballot marked “patriot, kill a Jew”. The commune, tiny, is located in the center entrerriano and is the […]

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Argentina: health workers threaten strike if government does not increase salaries 50 percent

Health workers argued that if the government intends to pursue increased 23.63% by decree, employees return to the streets. So threatened with two strikes, one for next week and another 48 hours for the next 72 hours. “In the hospitals of the province has seen substantial compliance to the extent of unemployment. When operating with […]

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Buenos Aires Argentina: Metrovía prices to increase 40 percent next week

lanacion.com.ar reported that it was published today in the Official Gazette the increase of 40%; Metrovías already been notified…e government of the City of Buenos Aires today officially raise the subway fare to $ 3.50. The increase of 40% was published in the Official Bulletin porteño. Starting next Wednesday hike will be effective. “The increase […]

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Cordoba, Argentina: convictions for pesticide poisoning in neighborhood

(Cordoba, Argentina) occupymonsanto360.org reported that For twelve years the citizens of a small neighborhood outside Cordoba have been dealing with disease, cancer, pain, and death in abnormally large quantities. The primary cause has been known for quite some time to be due to the application of the pesticides glyphosate and endosulfan to nearby GMO soy […]

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Iguazu Falls Argentina: woman terminally ill commits suicide in front of tourists

Monica Heck’s body was found by staff Prefecture floating in waters of the Iguazu River. The woman took her life yesterday after confirming a terminal illness. (March 7, 2013) During the morning of Thursday, Prefecture staff was informed about the presence of a floating body at kilometer 20 of the Iguazu River, a place known […]

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Argentina: 70 percent of residents take no effort in reducing salt intake

70% of individuals does nothing to control salt intake, despite being one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease. So concluded a pilot study conducted by the Ministry of Health of the Nation will be presented today. Read Article

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Argentina committed to development of potash mine with or without Brazil company

Argentina is determined to continue the mining project extracting potassium Colorado River (west) “with or without (Brazilian mining company) Vale”, said today the governor of Mendoza, Francisco Perez Two days after the multinational announced the suspension of the works. “Come back for more. The project will carry out. Okay With or without” Perez said during […]

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Greenpeace Activists Arrested at Atomic Energy Plant in Argentina

Some 40 Greenpeace activists were arrested inside an atomic power plant in Argentina on Monday at a protest on the second anniversary of the earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan, the group said. The protesters “were beaten and detained after entering the Embalse nuclear facility in Cordoba” some 700 kilometers (450 miles) northeast of Buenos […]

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Crisitna Fernández rejects Falkland Island’s referendum, calls voters as squatterss

Mercopress.com reported that Argentine President Cristina Fernández rejected the referendum held at the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, and assured it “was a parody” likening to a “squatters’ condominium meeting” who illegally live in an occupied territory. The president made her remarks on Tuesday during the presentation of a “Science, Technology and Innovation National Plan: Innovating Argentina 2020” […]

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Falkland Islands: referendum results, no desire to be governed by Argentina

Falkland Islands’ message to Cristina Fernandez: we have absolutely no desire to be ruled from Buenos Aires “President Cristina Fernandez, we have sent you a message: we have absolutely no desire to be ruled by the Government in Buenos Aires and we hope that now you might respect that”, said the spokesperson for the Falklands’ […]

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Dengue Alert throughout Argentina

There are 26 cases, including Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Jujuy. Meanwhile there are 12 probable cases throughout the Chaco. Increases high alert confirmation of at least 26 cases of dengue in Capital Federal, Cordoba and Jujuy, according to the Ministry of Health and urged people to strengthen preventive measures. Alejandro Collia-minister of Health of Buenos […]

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Dengue Cases: no slow down in Argentina

Yesterday were detected nine cases of dengue in the country: three in Córdoba and six in Jujuy, where hygiene tasks began, fumigation and descacharrado. Jujeño health minister, Victor Urbani, acknowledged that there were six people affected, two are indigenous cases, a father and son living in Ramal-zone, and there are four cases “imported” from other […]

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Argentina: German tourist murdered in Mar del Plata

According to gacetamercantil.com, Herman Peterle a German tourist 74, who ran Argentina with his wife in a trailer, was killed on Sunday in the resort of Mar del Plata, reported today (Monday 11) the prosecutor. “The German tourist was killed on Sunday while sleeping in his motorhome that was parked on a cliff near the […]

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Falkland (Malvinas) islanders to vote on sovereignty

Xinhuanet.com reported that inhabitants of British origin on the Malvinas Islands, known to the British as the Falklands, will vote on Sunday and Monday to decide whether to keep the islands as a “British Overseas Territory.” There will be six polling stations for 1,649 registered residents and a small airplane will carry people in remote […]

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Argentina: Aconcagua, French climber dead, others injured

He was 58 and died from a blow to the head suffered when descending the hill. Also another climber Vietnamese nationality is in serious condition. A French climber, Daniel Jeanot, 58, died last night while trying to descend from Aconcagua following a stroke he suffered in the head after being swept away by strong gusts […]

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Police in Brazil Arrest Argentines on Bus With 10 Kilograms of Cocaine

On March 5, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Highway Police reported that it has arrested two Argentine men on a bus headed from São Paulo to Salvador after a routine check.  Early Tuesday morning, police seized ten kilograms of cocaine from one of the man’s bags.  Upon questioning the passengers, police connected the bag to a […]

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Buenos Aires Argentina: tourists at Emperor Hotel robbed by group of armed assailants

Emperor Hotel, Retiro Buenos Aires Argentina On February 22, 2013, four armed assailants entered the Emperor Hotel in Retiro at approximately eleven pm in the evening according to online-911.com. The thieves stole cash and items from the reception area and lounge. They also stole items form tourists in the concierge area. However, one of the […]

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Argentina averaging 5500 new cases of HIV a year

diariopanorama.com reported that the average of reported new cases of HIV-AIDS remained stable in the last five years, with 5500 diagnoses per year, the Ministry of Health. He said that of this total, 90% are people who became infected through unprotected sex, and about 100 new cases per year are children who are infected by […]

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Argentina Travel: report indicates that national airline flights cheaper than taking bus

Airlines and bus companies are framed in a price war that discourages the automotive sector: according to how are the rates for travel, the price differences between air and ground option is minimal. For destinations over 500 miles, it can even be cheaper to buy a plane ticket to one bus. On Monday, the Nation […]

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Argentina accuses Britain of sending nuclear ships to Falklands

Argentina accuses Britain of sending nuclear ships to the Falklands The government Tuesday accused England of carrying nuclear weapons submarine to the Falkland Islands and violating international treaties that prohibit the use of these materials in the area. The ausación was made by Eduardo Zuain, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, during the Conference on […]

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French mountain climber injured in Argentina at Cerro Torre, rescue attempt in process

Climber has several injuries from fall laopinionaustral.com.ar reported that French mountain climber Jerome Sullivan 29 years old was conducting an ascent of Cerro Torre area with his partner. The group of rescuers in El Chalten initiated the rescue by land, and did not have the support of the National Gendarmerie helicopter stationed in Rio Gallegos, […]

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Argentina: man detained flying Cessna with 250 kilos of marijuana

Santa Fe police arrested a man as he tried to fly a Cessna carrying 250 kilograms of marijuana. Was on a rural road between the towns of Serodino and Clarke Station, 70 kilometers northwest of Rosario. The deputy provincial police commissioner greater Cristian Sola said that “it will analyze the black box and the GPS […]

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Argentina: journalist reveals details of narcotic operations, distribution in Rosario

CUSTOMIZED MEDIA MONITORING PROGRAM Carlos Federico Del Frade and published research that says that in the city of Rosario has 400 kiosks drug $ 2,000 million annually collect and also exposes employers of the night and a provincial official. Journalists Carlos Federico Mauro Del Frade and gave details about the route of the drug in […]

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Alto Paraná Argentina: Dengue Alert, suspected 924 new cases

Alto Paraná Ciudad del Este. The rains in recent days are conducive to the formation of breeding of Aedes aegypti. The cities most affected by the disease are Ciudad del Este, with 63 confirmed cases and Presidente Franco, 28.In the Alto Paraná appeared a total of 924 new suspects. Since the beginning of the epidemic, […]

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