Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina Join Forces to Combat Sexual Exploitation Along Border

Globo reported on September 15, 2013 that actions to address and combat the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents will be the focus of attention as the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Borer security will strengthen between Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina as a means to educate the population and tourists on ways to prevent such activity. Multiple representatives from the labor, child, and tourism sectors will develop the strategies. This campaign is a continuation of the 2003 effort that only involved in Brazil and Paraguay had 3200 victims. Officials state they want to create a common database that focuses on this type of crime along the border, which can help create more valid statistics. Read Article

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Argentinian Tourist Raped After Visiting Daughters

Globo reported on September 3, 2013 that a 55-year old Argentinian tourist was raped in Buzios, Rio de Janeiro after visiting her daughters. Police located the suspect, a 31-year old man, after descriptions were given of the vehicle used. The victim was hospitalized after being found disoriented and with injuries. Read Article

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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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Man from the Netherlands caught in Argentina with nearly 30,000 ecstasy pills

29,802 ecstasy pills were seized in the airport of Ezeiza in luggage belonging to a citizen of the Netherlands. He had arrived in Ezeiza several days earlier without his luggage. Once it arrived and he returned to the airport to pick it up, officials realized it was stuffed with drugs. According to Los Andes, the […]

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Argentina: Heroin worth 200,000 euros seized at Bolivian border; Colombian arrested

Customs agents in Argentina arrested a Colombian man along the Bolivian border after he was caught with heroin. According to Nuevo Diario de Salta, he was carrying 1.890 kilograms of the drug. In Europe, this amount of drugs could be worth 200,000 euros. He was arrested after displaying strange behavior. This is the first time […]

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Operations in Argentina lead to seizure of cocaine from Bolivia and marijuana

Two anti-narcotics operations in Argentina led to the capture of nearly 100 kilograms of cocaine and 82 of marijuana. The first seizure occurred at the Quiaca checkpoint on Route 9, where drug sniffing dogs were able to alert officials of a suspicious Peugeot vehicle. According to Diario La Nueva Provincia, 97 kilos of cocaine were […]

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Police find drugs along road in Argentina; Fourth occurrence in the area

A package with almost four kilos of marijuana was found along Route 77 near the city of Chepes. Police stumbled upon the package during a routine patrol. The bags containing the marijuana were bound with ribbons that had “Paraguay” written on them, 26 Noticias reports. Officials stated the drugs were found in a rural area […]

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Inmate in Argentina received drugs in cigarettes and candy packages

Two men visiting a prisoner in the Charata jail in Argentina were arrested after it was discovered they were smuggling drugs to the inmate. According to Diario Primera Linea, the two visitors, one a minor, brought two packs of cigarettes and one bag of candy into the prison. After examination, it was evident the cigarettes […]

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20 kilos of cocaine found during drug kitchen raid in Argentina

After a raid in Las Heras, Argentina, police seized 20 kilos of cocaine, 1.5 kilos of cocaine, and two kilos of paco. They were found inside a residence operating as a drug kitchen, Mdzol reports. Inside the room rented to two, police also found equipment used to process drugs, including scales and a press. The […]

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Over a half ton of drugs found in laboratory in Uyuni, Bolivia

446 kilos of cocaine and marijuana were found inside a drug laboratory in Uyuni, Bolivia, according to Radio Kollasuyo. The drugs were hidden inside seven bags. No suspects were taken into custody during the operation; however, officials do say that the discovery was a major blow to drug trafficking in the area. In the nearby […]

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15 billion pesos worth of marijuana seized in Argentina; Came from Paraguay, Brazil

Over 3.5 tons of high-purity marijuana, presumably from Paraguay, was discovered near Yapeyú, Argentina, along Route 14. The shipment entered Argentina from Brazil on a truck, Diario Epoca reports. The driver, a Brazilian, had left Bernardo de Irigoyen and was headed to the city of Rosario, in the Santa Fe province. The truck was supposedly […]

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Bolivia: Three narco-planes pass over the border each day, Argentina finds

Researchers in Buenos Aires, Argentina have determined that at least three planes carrying drugs pass over the Bolivian border each day. According to El Nacional, the majority of drug trafficking between the two countries appears in the northern area of Argentina. In Salta, approximately 90 clandestine flights occur per month. Narco-traffickers typically cross the border […]

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Drugs and weapons gang broken up in Argentina

Seven people were arrested after officials broke up an organization dedicated to drug and weapons trafficking in Guaymallén, Argentina. 20 kilograms of marijuana, 0.5 kilos of cocaine, body armor, bullets, and grenades were discovered in the Pujol neighborhood. The identities of the suspects were not reported. Officials did not state whether the suspects belonged to […]

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Four arrested in Argentina after illegally trafficking 10 Chinese; Entered through Bolivia

Four people were arrested in Argentina after officials found 10 Chinese individuals being transported in two cars near Las Lajitas. Two women and eight men between 18 and 42 years of age were found in a Chevrolet Astra and a Toyota Corolla, El Diario 24 reports.  Authorities believed the Chinese citizens entered Argentina illegally through […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina known as “City of a Thousand Brothels”

At least 6,000 women are kept as prisoners in Buenos Aires, Argentina, working as prostitutes. They are the victims of human trafficking, which is prominent in this city. They can be found working in saunas, bars, and luxury clubs, among other locations in which they would not be suspected, Diario Z reports. Girls engaged in […]

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Two Bolivian girls rescued from human trafficking in Argentina

Two Bolivian girls were rescued by officials in Argentina after discovering they were the victims of human trafficking. One, who was forced to do menial jobs, was found in fragile health. She had been abused and subjected to violence. She was found inside a hospital in the Patagonia after an extensive search, El Siglo reports. […]

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Human trafficking networks cover six countries; Reports of electric torture in Bolivia

Networks of human trafficking appear to operate in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Spain and the United States, according to Opinion. They recruit by using publications in the media, in social networks, employment agencies, with advertisements, or by kidnapping and abduction. Among the uses of trafficked persons, who are mostly women and girls, are labor exploitation, […]

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64 kilos of cocaine seized along Bolivian route, bound for Argentina

64 kilos of cocaine were seized by Bolivian officials along the Caraparí – Bermejo route. They were found inside two vehicles, Los Tiempos reports. Four people were charged with the crime of narco-trafficking, and both vehicles were seized. Officials believe the shipment was to be received in Salta, Argentina, perhaps along drug route used in […]

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Mother-son drug trafficking duo apprehended at bus stop in Argentina

Fernando Ezequiel Astrada (21) and his mother Gabriela Rosset (39) were arrested at a bus stop in Cordoba, Argentina with almost a kilogram of cocaine and several kilos of acetone. They were preparing to depart for La Rioja, El Independiente reports, where they intended to “cook” the drugs. Several weeks of investigation led to the […]

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Three drug traffickers arrested after a raid in Argentina

Officials were able to capture three narco-traffickers during a raid in San Ramón de la Nueva Orán, Argentina. The suspects were not identified by name, although authorities reported a woman (24) and two men (28 and 32) were arrested with 56 packages of cocaine. Seven cell phones, a camera, a memory card, and other items […]

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Argentina: 267 kilos of marijuana discovered on sports boat

After intelligence work, officials constructed a traffic stop in the Ita Ibaté Corrientes area of Argentina. There, they stopped a van pulling a sports boat laden with around 267 kilos of marijuana. According to Al Sur Informa, the cover of the boat had recent signs of being altered. The drugs were found in a false […]

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Argentina: Suspect attempted to take drugs hidden in bread into prison

A relative of prisoner Mario Fabre (26), alias “Marito,” was caught attempting to smuggle cocaine into a prison in Concepcion del Uruguay, Argentina. The relative had left bread for Fabre, Elonce reports. Once officials inspected the bread, it was apparent the relative had hidden a package of cocaine inside. The family is under investigation. The […]

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Clandestine factory dismantled in Zumaran, Argentina

A stolen plastic injection machine was discovered inside a clandestine factory located in Zumaran Argentina. According to a La Manana Cordoba report, the machine had been stolen in 2010 and is worth $200,000. The report states the machine weighs 32 tons and must therefore be dismantled before attempting to remove it. It can be used […]

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The “Border Gang” drug trafficking organization usurped in Argentina

A drug trafficking gang called “la banda de la frontera,” or the Border Gang was usurped after officials arrested four men and three women in La Matanza, Argentina. The organization is known to traffick drugs between Argentina and Paraguay. A large quantity of marijuana, two vehicles, firearms, and cash were seized during the operation, Online […]

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Drugs headed to Nigeria stopped in Argentina airport; Hidden in dredging machine

Half a ton of cocaine intended to be shipped to Nigeria was discovered and confiscated at the Buenos Aires airport in Argentina. The customs staff, with the help of drug-sniffing dogs, found the cocaine during an inspection. The drugs were concealed in a dredging machine, Periodismo Vivo reports. The total weight of the shipment was […]

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Paraguay: Drug seizures indicate drug route to Argentina and clandestine airstrips

After large drug seizures in the Coronel Oviedo, Caazapá, and Villarrica areas of Paraguay, officials have noted that the destination of these shipments was Caazapá. From there, the drugs would enter Argentina, according to a Color ABC report. The shipments are believed to leave Caazapá via clandestine airstrips. Anonymous sources claim a low-ranking police officer […]

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Two brothers in Argentina caught with 2.5 kilos of cocaine paste in truck

A Toyota pickup truck was spotted along the road that connects Ñacuñán with General Alvear in Argentina. Police in Santa Rosa attempted to stop it, but the two occupants fled. After finally catching up the the truck after a brief chase, a search of the vehicle revealed 2.5 kilos of cocaine paste, Media MZA reports. […]

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Narco-mechanics: Four men in Argentina apprehended; sold drugs from car workshop

Police in Argentina arrested four men for trafficking drugs from a car mechanic workshop in Villa Lugano. During the operation, officials seized marijuana and cocaine, Diario Popular reports. 25 cellular phones, 18 thousand pesos, and three guns were also seized. The suspects ranged between 21 and 32 years of age, though their names were not […]

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Two Brazilian women caught attempting to traffick drugs from Argentina to Europe

Two women were arrested in the Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires after attempting to traffick cocaine into Europe. They had hidden over 4 kilos of cocaine in their luggage, a wig, and in the genitals of one suspect. According to Terra Noticias, the two were prepared to board a French airliner before being arrested. They […]

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Cocaine kitchen found near Santa Fe, Argentina; Ex-convict arrested

Officials discovered a cocaine kitchen ten miles from downtown Santa Fe, Argentina, where they seized over 12 kilos of cocaine. The kitchen was run by an ex-convict, who during the raid was discovered with various chemicals and materials used for drug production. Surveillance of the house began 40 days before the raid took place, La […]

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Two trucks loaded with illegal timber stopped in San Vicente, Argentina

The Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources in the Misiones province of Argentina, along with a team of mobile forest inspectors, discovered two trucks carrying illegal timber. The trucks were discovered in San Vicente and were carrying the timber without approved documentation. According to Agencia Hoy, the wood was transported to police headquarters in San […]

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Mexico suffers a $750 million loss in automotive exports after Argentina ends economic agreement

According to Diario Yucatan, the unilateral decision of Argentina to end the Agreement of Economic Complementation (ACE) 55 will have a negative impact on the Mexican automotive industry of $750 million. Eduardo Solís Sánchez, president of the Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AIMA), emphasized the possibility of retaliatory economic measures from the Mexican government. […]

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Peru-Argentina drug route dismantled by authorities; Possible route to Europe

Police arrested five people in the Buenos Aires area after discovering 3,030 kilograms of cocaine and substances used to treat it. 13 raids were performed in the area, leading to the seizure of the substances, La Razon reports. Three of the detained individuals are reported to be citizens of Peru, Paraguay, and Argentina. They are […]

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Driver abandons over two million pesos worth of marijuana in Loreto, Argentina

While police were operating a routine traffic checkpoint along National Route 188 near Loreto, a grey truck attempted to elude the stop. When it was evident it was going to flee the scene, police chased it for several minutes, SM Corrientes reports. The truck was found abandoned on the side of the road. 17 burlap […]

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Over a ton of marijuana hidden in supposed timber truck, stopped in Pilar, Argentina

Ten people were arrested after a truck supposedly transporting a timber shipment was stopped in Pilar, Argentina. Over a ton of marijuana was discovered inside, El Siglo reports. The investigation leading to the capture began three months previously when officials realized there was a marijuana ring operating in the Pilar and González Catán areas. After […]

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25 kilos of cocaine found in ambulance in Salta, Argentina

Members of the gendarmerie in Argentina discovered 25 kilos of cocaine in an ambulance operating on emergency runs in the province of Salta. The discovery occurred after the ambulance, which had its sirens and lights on, was stopped by security forces in the town of Tartagal. The drugs were then found inside the vehicle, El […]

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A piñata surprise: Cocaine found inside piñata balloons in car motor, Argentina

A couple from Bolivia was arrested in Salta, Argentina, after the National Gendarmerie discovered cocaine inside their vehicle. Officials stopped the car along National Route 9 as a part of an operation called “Vigía,” El Siglo reports. With the help of a drug-sniffing dog, police searched their vehicle, a Mitsubishi, and found rectangular packages inside […]

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Cartel member arrested for brutally murdering elderly woman in Argentina

Two men were arrested accused of brutally murdering an elderly woman in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The victim, Delia Fernandez (83), had walked in on the suspects as they attempted to rob her house. Fernandez was found dead in her home with a smashed skull on May 21, 2012, prompting a search for the murderers. Officials […]

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Three arrested in marijuana bust in Argentina

Security officials intercepted a van along National Route 14 near the town of Alvear, Argentina. Upon perceiving the driver’s nervousness, the van was seized and searched. Several cardboard boxes were found in the rear, which contained 370 kilos and 524 grams of marijuana packed into bricks, Radio Dos reports. While officials were detaining the driver, […]

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Drugs sent from Argentina to the Netherlands on a combine harvester, found in Bulgaria

A combine harvester originating in Rosario, Argentina was shipped through several European cities before 67 kilos of cocaine were discovered in Bulgaria. The drugs were found at a port along the Danube river in Bulgaria and were destined for the port in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. According to Clarín, the drugs were worth approximately 50 million […]

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Second cocaine “kitchen” found in Escobar, Argentina

On June 11, 2012, officials discovered a cocaine kitchen during a home raid in the El Cazador neighborhood of Escobar, Argentina, where they seized 740 kilos of cocaine. A few days later in the same area, another cocaine kitchen was discovered, according to La Nación. Police involved in the raid stated that both discoveries were […]

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Authorities investigate marijuana found in Mercedes vehicle in Argentina

Anti-narcotics agents of the police force seized a white Mercedes Benz vehicle headed toward the city of Rosario, Argentina. Inside, they found 322 bricks of marijuana at a weight of about 300 kilograms. The drugs were wrapped in cellophane and hidden in different compartments of the truck. The driver, 42, from Villa Gobernador Gálvez, was […]

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Cocaine “kitchen” found in Argentina; part of possible drug route to Europe

About a ton of high-purity cocaine was discovered in Escobar, Buenos Aires, Argentina in what has been described as a cocaine “kitchen.” The finding was confirmed by officials; however, as raids continue, police have declined to release additional information in the case it could hinder the ongoing investigations. 26 Noticias reports that the drugs were […]

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Drug ring broken up in Argentina; known to ship cocaine from Buenos Aires to Europe

Eight people were arrested and 15 kilos of cocaine were seized after security forces broke up a drug trafficking ring attempting to send the drugs from Buenos Aires to Europe. The drugs were found after seven home raids and were in various forms, including capsules and powder. Officials also seized precision scales, equipment used to […]

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Argentina: Over 80 kilos of cocaine found in San Antonio

The National Gendarmerie in Argentina discovered 80 kilos of cocaine during an operation in San Antonio, located in the Jujuy province. According to El Diario de la Republica, officials observed suspicious behavior among four individuals along Provincial Route 2, who fled when officials attempted to question them. They left their Fiat Siena vehicle behind while […]

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Police make most important drug discovery in history of Chubut, Argentina, officials say

What was described as the most important drug discovery in the history of Chubut, Argentina occurred during a raid on June 6, 2012. Almost 40 kilos of marijuana were found buried on the property of a former pork butcher shop, El Patagónico reports. Four defendants have been identified in the case, including one individual suspected […]

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Argentina: Judge changes charges against youths in drug case, prison sentence avoided

Judge Eduardo Valiente decided to permit the 3 youths discovered in possession of two kilos of cocaine and several grams of marijuana to be freed without a prison sentence. After reviewing the case, the judge decided to change the original charge of drug possession with the intention of marketing purposes to the transport of drugs, […]

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Colombian mafia spreads throughout Latin America, increase in crime noticed

The Colombian mafia has been spreading its influence throughout Latin America, the Colombian Ministry of Justice and Law reports. Many mafia members flee to other countries in Latin America, especially Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Chile, in order to evade law enforcement or to protect their families. Such criminals perceive these countries to have legal […]

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Colombia upholds Argentina’s extradition request for narco-trafficker “El Canoso”

The criminal chamber of the Supreme Court of Colombia agreed to extradite Argemiro Sierra Pastrana (70), alias “El Canoso” to Argentina, where he is wanted for crimes associated with drug trafficking throughout Central and South America, as well as Europe, in addition to human smuggling. He is one of the most wanted narco-traffickers in South […]

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Clandestine airstrips found in Arauca area, Argentina

The Anti-Drug Association of Argentina visited the Arauco area in the La Rioja province and discovered various clandestine airstrips thought to be used by drug traffickers. One of the runways was discovered 300 meters from a rock representing the face of Jesus Christ, an area where people also like to practice the sport of “kite […]

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Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay: Anti-terrorism agents investigate Arabs in tri-border area

Officials are investigating a group of suspicious Arabs in the tri-border area of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, ABC Color reports. Investigations began last year, when security agents began to suspect the Arabs of piracy, drug trafficking, and weapons trafficking. The proceeds of their activity were then transferred to banks in the Middle East. Argentine intelligence […]

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Argentina a sanctuary for Colombian drug traffickers, causes financial bubble

More Colombian drug traffickers are turning to Argentina as a sanctuary, La Nación reports. These criminals have been increasingly participating in real estate business and money laundering in Argentina, as well as using the country as a shelter for family members. Diego Murillo Bejarano, alias “Don Berna,” a former Colombian paramilitary-turned-drug trafficker arrested in the […]

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Kirchner announces National Strategic Tourism Plan for Argentina

Argentine president Cristina Kirchner will announce today her National Strategic Tourism Plan that will open bidding for the construction of electrical lines that connect Buenos Aires to Tucumán, according to lavoz.com.ar. Kirchner will be broadcasting from the Hall of the Bicentennial Argentine Women in the Casa Rosada, after which she will take calls from prospective […]

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Argentina: Body of missing pregnant woman found

The body of a 20-year-old pregnant woman who has been missing since Sunday was found last night in General Las Heras, Buenos Aires, reports telam.com.ar. The remains of Solange Vera were found by four men who were hunting in the area. According to forensic experts on site, the body appeared to have eight stab wounds […]

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Theft leads to firefight in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina

A firefight occurred this morning around 10:30 in downtown Buenos Aires as a man shot at three robbers on a motorcycle on Corrientes Ave. near Reconquista, according to infobae.com. The criminals stole a briefcase of money and checks from two men at the entrance of a bank when the victims, one of whom was an […]

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Cocaine kitchen disbanded in Lomas de Zamora, Argentina

Local police of Ingeniero Budge in Lomas de Zamora disbanded a cocaine kitchen yesterday at dawn, according to inforegion.com.ar. The raid occurred after police discovered two suspicious men, who appeared to be guarding a door, during a routine check of the area. The men fled after noticing the police and officers entered the house they […]

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Argentina: Supermarket owner killed by Chinese Mafia

The Chinese owner of a supermarket in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina was shot dead in his shop yesterday afternoon by two suspected members of the Chinese Mafia, reported lanacion.com.ar. According to police, the shop owner had been approached by Mafia members last week demanding he pay $50 thousand to ensure his safety. After […]

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Argentina: Used car purchases on the rise

A report from the Chamber of Automotive Trade (CEC) in Argentina shows that used cars sales reached 158,770 in July, an increase of 23.12% from last year when only 128,955 cars were sold, according to infobae.com. From June to July this year there was a 2.39% increase. In the wake of recent market scares, representatives […]

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Gold sales soar in Argentina

City Bank of Argentina has announced that the purchase of gold has increased by 10 times the normal amount in the past week due to the recent declines in the world market, according to infobae.com. Normally, Argentine banks sell one or two kilos of gold a day, and last week the average was 20 kilos […]

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Argentina: Highest alcohol consuming nation in South America

The World Health Organization released recent figures placing Argentina, Guyana and Ecuador as the top three alcohol consuming nations in South America, according to andes.inco.ec. The report shows that the average person over 15 in the Americas consumes 8.7 liters of alcohol per year, 40% more that the global average of 6.2 liters a year. […]

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Paraguayans arrested while trafficking drugs in Argentina

Two Paraguayan men were arrested in the town of Recreo, Santa Fe, Argentina yesterday for transporting 190 kilos of marijuana hidden in the floor of their truck, according to telam.com.ar. The Ford Ranger pickup truck was stopped during a routine traffic check on Route 11 when police noticed the men were extremely nervous. After searching […]

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Argentina, Chávez congratulates Kirchner on primary election victory

President of Argentina, Crisitina Fernandez de Kirchner was congratulated by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez after her near landslide victory in the primary elections yesterday, according to cronica.com. Chávez returned to Venezuela this weekend after receiving chemotherapy in Cuba, and sent greetings to Kirchner over his Twitter account. He wrote, “@ CFKArgentina Bravo dear Cristina! Bravo! […]

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Man linked to Mafia arrested in Argentina

A man linked to the Italian Mafia was arrested at his home in the La Matanza district of greater Buenos Aires over the weekend after a four-month-long investigation, according to elcomercial.com.ar. Walfre Dante Zubieta Bilbao, 49, is accused of leading an organization that trafficked Bolivian cocaine through Argentina and to Italy and other European countries. […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina home to over 6 thousand illegal food vendors

The capital city of Buenos Aires is home to 6250 street-side food stalls selling anything from hot dogs, hamburgers, fruits and vegetables, to homemade empanadas, fresh squeezed orange juice and a variety of local snacks. According to infobae.com, only 40 of these food vendors are legal. A law regulating street food venders was passed in […]

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Argentine Authorities Detain Peruvian With Drugs

RPP.com.pe reports that police at the Argentina’s Eseiza Airport outside Buenos Aires, have arrested a Peruvian tourist trying to enter the country with 20 kilos of cocaine hidden inside screws. Police say customs agents discovered the drugs on a Peruvian who had a ticket for Johannesburg. The Peruvian was stopped once x-ray machines discovered packages […]

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Repatriate sex trafficking victims in Argentina

District attorney, Teresa Martínez, of Buenos Aires, is working today with authorities from Paraguay to repatriate 23 women that were rescued from a trafficking network outside of Buenos Aires over the weekend, according to abc.com.py. The victims from Peru and Paraguay, ranging from 30 to younger than 18-years-old, arrived in Argentina hoping to find honest […]

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Study: Half of Latin American Sixth Graders are Bullied

A Unesco study reveals that 51.1% of sixth grade students in 16 Latin American countries have been victims of theft, as well as verbal and physical abuse, inflicted by their fellow students, Vistazo reports. Students that are victims of bullying perform significantly worse in reading and math than students who are not. Colombia had the […]

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Argentina, Man gets 14 years for killing stepdaughter’s girlfriend

Daniel Torres was found guilty today in Córdoba and sentenced to 14 years in prison for murdering his stepdaughter’s girlfriend, reports infobae.com. He was charged and convicted of aggravated manslaughter with the use of a weapon after shooting Natalie Gaitán with a shotgun on March 6, 2010, for being in a lesbian relationship with his […]

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Video: Deceased Nestor Kirchner star of Cristina’s new campaign ad, Argentina

A new ad campaign for President Cristina Kirchner’s reelection will be released today on major television networks in Argentina that focus on her deceased husband, ex-president Nestor Kirchner, reports lanacion.com.ar. The ad is sponsored by the Front for Victory, runs 47 seconds in length and shows Kirchner as a man of the people who supported […]

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Trial begins for murder of French tourists in Argentina

The trial for those accused of killing two French tourists near Quebrada de San Lorenzo in Salta last week began this past Saturday, according to infobae.com. Three of the six detainees gave testimony on Saturday; María Fernanda Cañizares (24), her brother Federico Cañizares (23) and her boyfriend, Gustavo Lassi (24). The trial will continue tomorrow […]

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Debate abortion rights of Argentine girl raped by uncle

The judicial system in Posadas, the capital city of Misiones, is deciding this week whether or not to allow a 14-year-old girl an abortion after she was raped and impregnated by her uncle, reports lanacion.com.ar. Misiones currently has no specific regulations regarding legal abortion procedures. The mother of the girl told reporters that her daughter […]

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3 Students Shot While Leaving School, Argentina

•Lacapital.com.ar reveals that while the morning students were leaving school and the afternoon students entered, 3 students were shot in the José Ortolani primary school in Argentina. •The shots were fired by two men on a motorcycle in pursuit of other men. •Teachers and faculty lead the students to the cafeteria for their safety. •2 […]

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Argentina, Two detained for extortion of Chinese merchants

Two men accused for extortion of various Chinese merchants in the last two months were detained by Argentinian police reported Telam. The men, an Argentinian (25) and Korean (38), were at a bar in Balvanera pressuring another victim when they were caught. Investigators believe that the delinquents, who demanded money in return for letting the […]

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Ex-policeman kills women in Argentina

Maritza Valenzuela was at her residence when former Colonel Raul Vargas Alborta started a shooting that resulted in her death after receiving four bullet wounds, reported Los Tiempos. According to witness statements, Alborta was a difficult person who constantly threatened those around the neighborhood. The case is currently under investigation and the suspect is being […]

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Argentina, Two youths burned to death in car crash

Two young men ,ages 19 and 20, were killed in a car fire after losing control of their automobile and crashing into a house reported La Voz. The incident occurred on the streets 2900 Dr Moreno in Mendoza, Argentina around 4. Firefighters managed to rescue two other male passengers in the automobile, who were immediately […]

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Argentina: Fourth death confirmed in Jujuy land clash

A fourth death was confirmed this morning after a land eviction operation that went awry yesterday in Libertador General San Martin, Jujuy, reports infobae.com. Police in Jujuy were under court order to evict some 700 families from their land located on territory owned by Ledesma Sociedad Anónima Agrícola Industrial, Argentina’s largest sugar producer. When families […]

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Supermarket sales increase in Argentina

A report released by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) shows that supermarket sales in Argentina were 14.9% higher in June 2011 than last year, and increased a total of 26.5% in the first six months of the year, totaling about 6.5 million pesos, according to infobae.com. These changes, however, do not seem […]

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Press from 7 South American Countries Stand With EL UNIVERSO

According to ElUniverso.com seven press associations from South American countries stand with the Ecuadorian press organization, El Universo, condemning the attack on freedom of expression by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. On the 20th of July an Ecuadorian court found El Universo opinion editor and three directors guilty of slander against Correa, sentencing them to three […]

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Argentina, 450 thousand tons of wheat released to provinces

The Argentine government announced yesterday that it is releasing 450 thousand tons of wheat from the export surplus for domestic use, reports lanueva.com. The ministers of economy and of agriculture, livestock and fisheries made the announcement yesterday, explaining that 150 thousand tons will go to Entre Ríos and the rest will be split between Santa […]

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Growing presence of Hezballah in Latin America worries U.S. officials

The U.S. House of Representatives released a report this month focusing on Lebanese and Iranian terrorist groups, specifically Hezballah, that have established networks in South America at the Triple Frontier between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay and in Venezuela, reports infobae.com. The Triple Frontier is already a haven for organized crime and trafficking, and the Islamist […]

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Shared Dream’s foundation on strike in Santa Fe, Argentina

160 workers of the Shared Dreams foundation in Rosario, Sante Fe have gone on strike due to missing wages and after feeling cut off from the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo since the recent money laundering scandal, according to perfil.com. The Rosario workers, based out of the Barrio Toba neighborhood, have been working on […]

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Storm leaves 1 dead, 15 injured in Buenos Aires, Argentina

A powerful storm that produced heavy rain, hail and strong winds yesterday in Buenos Aires left one dead and at least 15 injured, according to abc.com.py. The storm came with warnings from the National Weather Service, and left the city and surrounding suburbs with severe damage. Trees and billboards were knocked down, which were what […]

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Bolivia: Between 2008 and 2010 At Least 1,299 Minors Disappear

According to BolPress.com the defender for the Ombudsman Rolando Villena says at least 1,299 Bolivian minors were reported missing between 2008 and 2010, detailed in the report by the Special Force to Fight Crime (FELCC). The Network of Attention to Human Trade and Trafficking (RATT) of Person of MERCOSUR and other government and private institutions […]

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Colombian Authorities Take Precautions for Violently Overzealous Soccer Fans

•Colombian authorities have been taking precautions for the U-20 FIFA World Cup and have shone particular worry for overzealous fan groups who have been known for violent tendencies in these kinds of soccer events. •Cmi.com.co reports that certain Argentinian “barrabravas” (fan groups known for violent activity) are not to be allowed within the stadium due […]

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Video: Police negligence results in murder in Argentina

A 22-year-old was killed by police gunfire in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires yesterday, reports lanueva.com. Ariel Domínguez was shot in the head after leaving work while police were chasing a suspect that had stolen a wallet through the neighborhood. The official statement says that one of the officer’s guns fell out of […]

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Protestors cause traffic chaos in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina

Union protesters from the Port of Buenos Aires have cut off traffic on the infamous 9 de Julio, one of the largest avenues in the world, near the Obelisco and traffic in downtown Buenos Aires has become absolute chaos, reports infobae.com. Protestors gathered at the Obelisco this morning around 11:30 calling for “historical reparation.” Adding […]

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Argentine researches discover toxic fish in Uruguay River

Researchers from the University of Buenos Aires have found traces of toxic substances, some of which can be traced back to common pesticides, in fish in the Uruguay River, reports Agencia EFE per epa.com. Officials call the discovery of these toxins a wake up call for Argentina and Uruguay to enforce and deliver harsher punishments […]

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Buenos Aires police officer arrested for killing a young man, possibly drunk

A Buenos Aires police officer has been arrested after allegedly being drunk and shooting and killing 30-year-old Damián Romero early this morning outside of La Casona, a club on Sarmiento Ave., according to infobae.com. A fight started between a group of young men, including Romero, outside the club, where the police officer sat in his […]

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$5 million of Puyehue relief money stolen in Chubut, Argentina

The director of the Agricultural Emergency and Disaster section of the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing in Argentina, Haroldo Lebed, announced yesterday that 5 million pesos of aid money was stolen from a van in Puerto Madryn, Chubut, according to infobae.com. The money was being sent to the southern province of Chubut to help […]

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Argentina, 13.5 thousand pesos found in jacket of deceased

A sum of 13.5 thousand pesos was found in the inside coat pocket of a 71-year-old dead man in Marcos Juárez, Córdoba by the thanatologists who were preparing the body for burial, according to lavoz.com.ar. The workers were rewarded after returning the money to the family of the deceased. The jacket where the cash was […]

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Airline executives charged for money laundering in Argentina

Two executives of Southern Winds Airlines in Argentina are being tried this week in Córdoba for money laundering, reports lavoz.com.ar. The accused are being prosecuted for embezzling more than 3 million pesos from the National Department of Tourism between 2002 and 2005 by withholding 5% of the rates charged for all international flights. Prosecutors are […]

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Devastated Villa La Angostura, Argentina recovers from Puyehue eruption

The town of Villa La Angostura is slowly recovering its daily life and main source of income, tourism, after being declared a disaster zone in the wake of ash storms from Chilean volcano, Puyehue. Cronista.com reports that 67 hotels have reopened, 50% of sightseeing tours are available, 7 surrounding lakes are open and common tourist […]

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BlackBerry to begin production in Argentina

The Canadian company that owns BlackBerry, Research in Motion (RIM), announced yesterday that it will begin producing its smart phones in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina starting this October, reports cronista.com. After months of resisting setting up a plant in Argentina, RIM finally caved due to monetary and market share losses they’ve suffered after their competitors […]

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Retired soldier shot by robbers in his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina

A retired soldier was assaulted and shot in his home over the weekend in Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires, according to larazon.com.ar. The 54-year-old man was accosted by four burglars after parking his car outside his home. Inside the home, the thieves were attacked by the man’s 80-year-old mother, until both her and her son were […]

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Government declares agricultural emergency in Salta, Argentina

The Argentine national government declared last week a state of agricultural emergency in Salta due to hail and drought that has affected the area since November 2010, according to infocampo.com.ar. Tax benefits and other forms of aid will be given to farmers in Salta until October of this year as long as they are able […]

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Farmers struggle as land prices inflate in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rental prices for grain producing fields are inflating in Pehuajó, Buenos Aires as agricultural power players like Calyx Agro and Nidera have begun renting mediocre quality land for higher prices, according to infocampo.com.ar. In 2011 Calyx Agro has rented large amounts of land in the area for 1800 pesos per hectare, raising prices for other […]

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Man killed in front of family during armed robbery in Buenos Aires, Argentina

A 71-year-old man is dead after burglars broke into his brother-in-law’s Buenos Aires home looking for large sums of money that had recently been withdrawn from the bank, according to mdzol.com. The thieves first stole 1,800 pesos from the brother-in-law’s home but said they had information that 7 thousand pesos were withdrawn from his bank […]

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Argentina, Negative DNA results don’t dissuade the Grandmothers

A press conference was called today by the president of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Estela de Carlotto, after DNA results came back negative over the weekend that would have linked the Noble Herrera brother and sister to families of disappeared children during the dictatorship in the 70s and 80s. The Noble Herrera […]

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Argentina, abortion controversy in Congress this week

Pro-life organizations and the Consortium of Catholic Doctors lobbied the National Congress of Argentina this week against abortion after the president of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) and the United Nations Organization proposed sexual and reproductive health legislation legalizing abortion, according to intereconomia.com. The IACHR presented a report to support their legislation claiming […]

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River rafting suspended for tourists this winter in Mendoza, Argentina

Tourists in San Rafael, Mendoza this season will be missing out on one of the classic winter activities for the area: rafting down the Atuel River. According to losandes.com.ar, tourism providers did not get court approval to suspend the water restrictions placed on the river this year, and as a result, there is just not […]

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